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Russian billions under spotlight Money-laundering claims another blow as hopes of Nov. 12 bailout date fade By Elias Hazou
HE government came under more pressure yesterday following a report in the German weekly magazine Der Spiegel which described Cyprus as a money-laundering haven. Citing a conﬁdential report by Germany’s intelligence agency BND, the magazine said Russian oligarchs who have “parked” their illegal earnings inside the country stand to beneﬁt most from an EU bailout of Cyprus. The article, which the government swiftly dismissed as slander, came just as it looked increasingly clear yesterday that Cyprus is likely to miss a November 12 deadline for having its bailout request approved. In its report, the BND said Russians have deposited some €20 billion in Cyprus banks, an amount greater than the island’s annual gross domestic product. It said these deposits will be guaranteed if European bailout money is paid to shore up the island’s banks. The BND also accused Cyprus of still providing opportunities for money laundering. “The report of the BND shows who will proﬁt most of all from the billions in European taxpayer funds Russian oligarchs, businesspeople and maﬁosi who have parked their illegal earnings in Cyprus,” the magazine said. The report was an added embarrassment for the government after the European Commission reiterated yesterday that no date has yet been set for the troika’s return to the island
to ﬁnalise talks on a rescue package. A spokesman for the EU’s euro commissioner Olli Rehn told the Cyprus News Agency: “Talks between the troika and Cyprus authorities are ongoing, but we are not in a position yet to announce the date of the next [troika] mission to Cyprus.” German ofﬁcials seemed to second that view. “A deal before 2013 will likely be difﬁcult,” German ﬁnance ministry spokesman Martin Kotthaus said at a press conference yesterday. The government here may have difﬁculty paying public sector salaries in December unless a bailout deal is clinched and cleared by mid-November. And even if that cut-off date is met, it would then take the parliaments of individual euro-area countries about six weeks to sanction an EU/IMF bailout. The Eurogroup’s November 12 meeting is set to discuss adjustment programmes for Spain, Cyprus and probably Slovenia. Missing that deadline could mean that Cyprus may be “butchered” if international lenders subsequently deal with the country in isolation. Asked by reporters, government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou was unable to shed light on when the troika could be expected back on the island. “We are awaiting the date for the advent of the troika so that direct negotiations [on a bailout deal] can commence. Our contact [with the troika] is on a daily basis,” he said.
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TEENS IN COURT AFTER FATAL STABBING OF BRITISH SOLDIER
British tourist Mohamed Abdulkadir Osman, 19, entering Famagusta district court yesterday after the fatal stabbing of a British soldier in an Ayia Napa nightclub early Sunday morning FULL STORY PAGE 3 (CNA)
American amputee climbs 103-storey skyscraper AN American amputee has climbed 103 storeys of a skyscraper using a “bionic” mind-controlled false leg. Zac Vawter, who lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident, scaled around 2,100 steps to the top of Chicago’s Willis Tower. Vawter took part in an annual charity event held by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he is receiving treatment. “Everything went great,” he said. “The prosthetic leg did its part, and I did my part.” The leg is designed to respond to electrical impulses from muscles in his hamstring. When Vawter thought about climbing, the motors, belts and
chains in his leg synchronised the movements of its ankle and knee. The computerised prosthetic limb weighs about 10 lbs (4.5 kg) and holds two motors. Thought-controlled prosthetic arms have been available for a few years. Knowing leg amputees outnumber people who have lost arms and hands, the Chicago researchers are focusing more on lower limbs. If a bionic hand fails, a person drops a glass of water. If a bionic leg fails, a person falls downstairs. The stair-climbing event was a research project, said Joanne Smith, the Rehabilitation Institute’s chief executive.
“We were testing the leg under extreme conditions. Very few patients who will use the leg in the future will be using it for this purpose. From that perspective, its performance was beyond measure.” Vawter practised on a small escalator at a gym, while researchers spent months adjusting the technical aspects of the leg to ensure that it would respond to his thoughts. “A lot of people say that losing a leg is like losing a loved one,” he said. “You go through a grieving process. You establish a new normal in your life and move on. Today was a big event. It’s just neat to be a part of the research.”
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Home Latest poll shows Anastasiades still ahead
By Elias Hazou
TODAY: A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Temperatures will reach 29C inland, 27C along the coasts and 22C over higher ground OUTLOOK: A little unsettled
DISY leader Nicos Anastasiades maintains an as yet unassailable lead ahead of next year’s presidential elections, the latest survey has shown. The results of the poll, published by Phileleftheros on Sunday, indicated what might happen in a runoff ballot between the two ﬁnalists. It gave Anastasiades a 20 per cent advantage over AKEL-backed candidate Stavros Malas, and a 10 per cent edge over independent Giorgos Lillikas. Should a second round of voting be necessary, the DISY boss would garner 49 per cent of the popular vote,
with Malas left trailing far behind at just 28.2 per cent. Lillikas would fare better than Malas, grabbing 32.5 per cent, compared to Anastasiades’ 43.3 per cent, the poll showed. In both scenarios, the percentage of undecided voters came to slightly over 10 per cent. The rate of abstention ranged from 8.2 per cent (Anastasiades v Malas) to 9.3 per cent (Anastasiades v Lillikas). The presidential elections will be held on February 17, 2013; if no candidate obtains 50 per cent of the vote from the ﬁrst round a second round would follow on February 24. Incumbent president Demetris Christoﬁas has announced that he
will not be seeking re-election. According to the survey’s ﬁndings, the public also seems to think Anastasiades is most likely to deliver if elected to ofﬁce. Forty-seven per cent of those polled expected the DISY leader to more effectively handle the economic crisis, compared to 15 per cent each for Malas and Lillikas. The vote of conﬁdence extends to the handling of the Cyprus problem, with Anastasiades getting 42 per cent, Lillikas 20 per cent and Malas 17 per cent. On reforming public administration, 45 per cent believe Anastasiades can do the job, compared to just 16 per cent each for Lillikas and Malas.
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Dog poisonings and injuries mark start of hunting season Hunting ‘turf war’ leads to spate of dog poisonings By Alexandra Anastassiades PROPER safety measures were once again disregarded on Sunday, as the ﬁrst day of this year’s hunting season saw three people injured and scores of hunting dogs poisoned. The ﬁrst casualty was a 54-year-old hunter from the Larnaca district who was injured by pellets shot from another hunter early Sunday. He was taken to Larnaca general hospital after sustaining serious injuries to his eye and other parts of his body. The second injury occurred very shortly after in the area near Ayios Mamas in Limassol, where a 30year-old hunter fractured his leg when he slipped and fell into a 50-metre ravine. The Limassol ﬁre and police departments carried out a rescue operation to remove him from the ravine with the help of the police helicopter. He was then transported to Limassol general hospital. The third casualty was injured in the area of Polemi village in Paphos. Under circumstances that are still being investigated, a 55year-old Nicosia resident injured his toe when his
gun accidentally went off. He was taken to Paphos general hospital where the toe had to be amputated. Once again, humans weren’t the only casualties as a large number of hunting dogs were poisoned. The motivation behind these poisonings is thought to be rivalry between groups of hunters and a ‘turf war’ to monopolise certain hunting areas. “Vets from all districts were swamped with cases of poisoned dogs. These cowards poison dogs simply for their own beneﬁt. For them hunting is not a sport, but an opportunity to show off,” Antonis Nicolaides, spokesperson for the Pancyprian Hunting Association, told the Cyprus Mail yesterday. In addition, three people were reported to the Paphos Game Fund for hunting without a licence and in areas where hunting is prohibited. Game Fund spokesperson, Petros Anayiotos, stressed the importance of abiding by the safety regulations that were issued by the Game Fund before hunting season began. “Wearing hunting goggles to protect eyes from pellets, dressing in designated orange gear to increase
The autumn hunting season started on Sunday visibility and ensuring the proper use and transport of guns are all essential meas-
ures that need to be taken in order to avoid such accidents,” he said.
Greek air controllers’ strike to affect ten flights
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TEN ﬂights carrying around 1,200 passengers to and from Larnaca and Paphos airports will be hit by a Greek air trafﬁc controllers’ strike today. The strike will last for three hours affecting a total of ﬁve departures and ﬁve arrivals from Larnaca and Paphos airports. The strike will begin
at 10am and ﬁnish at 1pm, Adamos Aspris, spokesman for Hermes Airports, said yesterday. “The strike will affect all ﬁve departures and ﬁve arrivals due to take place to and from Athens, Salonika and Patras Airports. It is expected that 1,200 passengers will be affected,” he said.
He added that the airlines have rescheduled their ﬂights and there should be no cancellations although there could be delays of up to one and a half hours. Aspris recommended that any passengers ﬂying today should get in touch with their airlines or with Larnaca or Paphos airports.
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Teens in court after fatal stabbing of British soldier Eleven knives, knuckledusters and drugs found in tourists’ hotel room after arrests By Nathan Morley THREE British tourists appeared at Famagusta District Court yesterday in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old British soldier during a nightclub brawl in Ayia Napa. Fusilier David Lee Collins from Manchester died minutes after being stabbed in the chest after a ﬁght broke out early Sunday morning, and just hours before he was due to be deployed to Afghanistan with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Collins had been clubbing with three other soldiers when they became involved in the brawl with three British holidaymakers from London, but the exact circumstances behind the altercation remain unclear. The suspects, two of Pakistani origin and the third of Somali descent, were taken into custody minutes after the stabbing and kept in separate police stations
before appearing in court yesterday morning looking subdued and dressed in denim jeans and tshirts. They have not been formally charged, but could face possible charges of premeditated murder, conspiracy to commit a crime and possession of an offensive weapon. Magistrate Marinella Miliotou ordered that the men be held in police custody for eight days, whilst police continue their investigation. The court heard that one of the tourists, Mohamed Abdulkadir Osman, 19, told police he stabbed the victim in self-defence when his friends were allegedly assaulted by a group of British soldiers. Osman claimed he waved a knife solely to intimidate them. But one “lunged at him” and as “a result the knife went into the man who was attacking him”, according to a “voluntary statement” Osman made to police on Sunday. Osman appeared in court with a gash on his forehead and his left
Knives and knuckledusters on open display in a shop in Ayia Napa
hand bandaged. The teenager looked shaken and distressed, only speaking to conﬁrm his name to the magistrate. Osman along with the two other suspects, both 17-years-old, stood in silence as the police report was translated to them. The 17-yearolds, who cannot be identiﬁed for legal reasons, admitted that they were at the scene of the crime, but rejected being involved in the incident. During the brief hearing which lasted just ten minutes, police disclosed that they were investigating an allegation that the two groups had arranged to meet at the Black and White nightclub to settle their difference after an argument late on Saturday night. The confrontation is believed to have erupted after taunting related to regional rivalry between London and Manchester, CID ofﬁcer Stelios Christodoulou told the court.
EARLIER DIFFERENCES George Economou, a police spokesman, said police are investigating information the two groups had arranged to meet at the nightclub to settle earlier differences which police believe were not racerelated. The court heard how after the stabbing Fusilier Collins was given ﬁrst aid outside the nightclub, but succumbed to his injuries before reaching Famagusta General Hospital, with an autopsy concluding he died from a “ruptured heart caused by a sharp instrument”. The tourists will appear in court for a further remand order or to formally face charges next Tuesday and are currently being held at separate police stations in Derynya, Xylofagou and Ayia Napa. If charged with murder, the men could face a life sentence. Police also said the tourists had also been found in possession of cannabis. Economou told the Cyprus Mail that police had discovered eleven knives and a knuckleduster when ofﬁcers searched the tourists’ hotel room hours after the stabbing.
Two of the three suspects, with their heads covered, entering Famagusta court yesterday when they were remanded for eight days (CNA) “They bought the knives in Ayia Napa, but claimed they were presents for their friends back home in London,” he said. He also conﬁrmed that the knife used to stab Fusilier Collins was purchased at an Ayia Napa souvenir shop and found at the scene of the crime. Flick knives, daggers, swords, knuckledusters, baseball clubs and machete blades are widely available in gift shops in Ayia Napa, with police pushing for a scheme to urge shop owners to keep a register of customers buying blades, so far without success. A spokesman for the British Ministry of Defence said: “‘An investigation is being conducted by Cyprus police and it would be inappropriate to comment any further. The family has been informed and our thoughts are with them.”
Bases spokeswoman Connie Pierce said the attack took place in an area of Ayia Napa soldiers have been told to avoid because of previous incidents. According to British media, the stabbing has created an atmosphere of anger at the nearby base in Dhekelia, where troops are stationed as reserves for operations in Afghanistan. “They are not supposed to go to Ayia Napa but it’s got to be wrong that he would have been safer in Afghanistan than in a nightclub in Cyprus,” a source close to the battalion told the Daily Mail. Fusilier Collins’ family told the Manchester Evening News they were “devastated”, while tributes poured in on Twitter and Facebook for the teenage soldier. The British foreign ofﬁce said it was providing consular assistance to the three suspects.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL
Road tax charges will soon reflect carbon emissions not engine size By Poly Pantelides
The grounds of the recently restored 14th century Armenian Church of Sourp Asdvadzadzin and monastery
Dismay over plans for Armenian church UNDP unhappy with Turkish Cypriot tender procedure for a holy place aiming to ‘encourage reconciliation’ By Poly Pantelides AN ORGANISATION for religious foundations in the north has leased an historic and beautifully restored Armenian site through an unfair and opaque tender procedure, the United Nations Development Programme -Action for Cooperation and Trust (UNDP-ACT) have said. EVKAF, that oversees religious foundations in the north, leased in August the 14th century Armenian Church of Sourp Asdvadzadzin and Monastery complex (AMD) in the Arabahmet area of northern Nicosia that was renovated with UNDP-ACT funds as part of reconciliation efforts. Turkish Cypriot press re-
ports named the Near East University as the winner of a ten-year tender to turn the monastery into a cultural centre. According to Vartkes Mahdessian, the Armenian representative in parliament, such a move goes against the project’s original intention. “The objective was to have a multi-communal area where communities could come together and for the church to be used as a place of worship by the Armenian community,” he said yesterday. UNDP-ACT echoed Mahdessian’s concerns in a news release yesterday. Stakeholders worked “to restore the site to international standards so that it could encourage peace and
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reconciliation between all of the communities in Cyprus,” said the statement from UNDP-ACT and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Although UNDP-ACT and USAID did not name the tender winner, they recently said that they learned that “the site had been leased by EVKAF through a tender process that was neither fair nor transparent.” “We have expressed our serious concerns to EVKAF about this unacceptable result,” the news release said. The Cyprus Mail was unable to speak to the UNDPACT to clarify the news release. USAID and UNDP-ACT put €3.5 million into what they have called a “visionary endeavour” and a “unique conﬁdence building measure” referring to efforts to build trust among the island’s communities. “UNDP and USAID look forward to a speedy resolution of this issue so that
we can continue to support all communities in Cyprus on cultural heritage initiatives,” the news release said. Mahdessian said that the news release “enforces our efforts” adding that they have been meeting with diplomats and representations “and we are waiting for an outcome whereby justice will be restored”. As a ﬁrst step, the tender procedure must be annulled, Mahdessian said. According to the UNDP and USAID, the Turkish Cypriot leadership agreed to investigate the outcome and take action “as appropriate”. The site includes historic buildings partially surrounded by a tall masonry wall and including a Gothic masonry church and part of a monastery complex. It was in poor condition when the decision to ﬁx it was taken. Mahdessian yesterday praised the restoration work, now completed.
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A LAW amendment will reduce the road transport department’s yearly income from road licences by €7.2 million but will prevent ﬁnes from the European Union (EU), the House ﬁnance committee heard yesterday. The bill proposes that owners of vehicles such as cars and vans pay an annual road tax based on their vehicles’ carbon dioxide emissions and not on engine capacity as is done now. Buses - up to now exempt - will also need a road licence. All new vehicle owners will also pay a vehicle registration fee of €150, irrespective of vehicle origin or age. A ﬁnance ministry representative said they were due to earn only €3.8 million a year from the proposed registration fees changes, falling short of the €11 million the road transport department calculates it can earn from vehicle registrations, as things stand. Though the ﬁnance ministry said it will try to recover the lost income, it would not say whether this would be by increasing taxes, the head of the ﬁnance committee Nicolas Papadopoulos said.
“We believe this law proposal will modernise to a large extent the way vehicles are taxed and will harmonise [the law] with today’s European standards which we must follow,” said Papadopoulos. Taxing vehicles based on their engine capacity is no longer relevant, Papadopoulos said. “Engines with a much lower engine capacity may have much better performances and so this novel approach, Europe’s modern approach, is the pursuance of lower carbon dioxide emissions,” he added. Under the proposed changes, road licence fees will be tiered and range from €20 to €1,300 depending on the vehicle’s carbon dioxide emission. The threshold is an emission of over 100 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre while emissions of over 256 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre will be subject to the maximum charge. “The proposed bill can ensure we are compatible with EU legislation, ﬁx weaknesses and give us a more effective fee system for vehicles,” said EDEK’s Nicos Nicolaides. He added that the changes would beneﬁt lower income earners who do not drive large engine capacity cars.
Moni, EAC’s ageing power saviour is back on standby THE electricity company (EAC) has partially shut down the ageing power station at Moni after a unit at the main Vassilikos plant, damaged in the Mari blast last year, became operational once more a week ago. The EAC said it has decommissioned a 30MW steam generator at the Moni station while four others - of a total capacity of 120MW - have been put on standby. The station’s gas turbines, installed in the 1990s will remain available either for production or as backups, depending on demand. Moni will now work with minimum personnel, as excess staff is moved either to Vassilikos or the Dhekelia power station to cover their needs. The EAC said it expects that placing Moni’s steam units on standby would cut the cost of production, due to the use of more efﬁcient units, and reduce the station’s operating cost. Despite their age, the steam units at Moni, the oldest of which have been in operation since 1966, contributed signiﬁcantly to Cyprus’ electricity supply returning to normal after the munitions blast at nearby Mari incapacitated Vassilikos on July 11 last year. The blast, which also killed 13 people, caused rolling power cuts for around a month.
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Spotlight on Russian billions Government: Cyprus fully complies with all EU anti-money laundering regulations (Continued from front page) Stefanou declined to comment on whether the delay is because international lenders and Cyprus are reportedly at odds over the scope of the rescue package. Cypriot authorities believe the island needs around €5 billion euros to recapitalise its banks, while the troika puts the ﬁgure at about €10 billion. The German government yesterday neither conﬁrmed nor denied the existence of the intelligence agency report reported by Der Spiegel, but MP Carsten Schneider of Germany’s main opposition Social Democrats told the magazine his party would only accept a rescue
package for Cyprus if certain conditions are met. “Before the SPD can approve loan assistance for Cyprus the country’s business model must be addressed,” Schneider was quoted as saying. “We can’t use German taxpayers’ money to guarantee deposits of illegal Russian money in Cypriot banks.” The German politician went on to say that Cyprus must be ready to adjust its low corporate tax rate - a thorny issue for Nicosia. Germany’s lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, has to approve the payment of ﬁnancial aid for eurozone countries. Responding to the Der Spiegel story, Stefanou said such reports
were designed to slander Cyprus and damage its status as an investment centre. Cyprus fully complies with all EU anti-money laundering regulations, he said, adding that the island has been favourably rated by the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures (MONEYVAL) and by the Financial Action Task Force. On corporate tax, Stefanou said the issue was never raised during the government’s discussions with the troika, adding: “Besides, for the government the matter is very clear. There is no such question. Changing the corporate
tax rate would deal a serious blow to the economy.” The spokesman stressed also tax rates are a matter of national sovereignty. With the services sector accounting for over 40 per cent of its GDP, Cyprus is keen to protect its corporate tax regime in a bid to keep its competitive edge. The island is currently the “lowest-tax EU Jurisdiction” that is not offshore, with a standard corporate tax rate of 10 per cent. By comparison, the corporate tax rate in Germany stands at 29.8 on average, and in the UK at 20 per cent for annual proﬁts under £300,000 and 24 per cent for annual
proﬁts over £300,000. Some commentators here have suggested that some foreign countries are putting the squeeze on Cyprus now that the island is in a tight spot. Economist Tasos Yiasemidis told news portal Sigmalive that references to Cyprus’ 10 per cent rate can be misleading. Citing Malta as an example, he said that whereas that country has a corporate tax rate of 35 per cent, authorities there return to the companies up to six-sevenths of that in cases where the proﬁts are distributed as dividends. This means the effective tax rate in Malta comes to just 5 per cent, Yiasemidis said.
Unemployed graduates may help with elections By George Psyllides AROUND 2,400 unemployed university graduates could be employed during the presidential elections next year, it emerged yesterday, as the number of jobless in October rose to nearly 40,000. The matter will be cleared on Wednesday, the deadline given to parties to give their views on the recommendation. “The ﬁrst reaction was positive but some parties wanted to see what procedures we will put in place,” said Demetris Demetriou, head of the elections service. The elections are scheduled for Sunday, February 17
and a runoff vote, if necessary, a week later. Demetriou declined to offer more details regarding the selection criteria before a ﬁnal decision was made. The pledge, he said, is to use unemployed degree holders and those selected would be asked to provide a certiﬁcate from the labour ministry that they are registered as unemployed. Demetriou said the plan was for two jobless degree holders to staff polling centres that need four assistants. According to the island’s statistics service (Cystat), the number of jobless people reached 39,510 in October, a 29 per cent year-onyear rise.
Strange happenings as Turkish flag flies above Greek church RESIDENTS of the village of Kellia in the Larnaca district were left bafﬂed yesterday after ﬁnding out that the Greek ﬂag on their church had been replaced with a Turkish one while letters and other items were found in the vicinity. It was around 6.15am when residents discovered that the ﬂag at the church of Ayios Antonis had been replaced with a Turkish one while a squash tied with a chain and a collection of hand-written and printed letters were also left in the vicinity. A sickle was also found near the ﬂagpole. A while later, the head of the community Panayiotis Tyrimou was informed that a Greek ﬂag - with abuse written on it in Turkish - was found at the Ayios Georgios monastery near Troulloi, north of Kellia. The chapel of Proﬁtis Elias in Oroklini was also targeted, with its ﬂag replaced with a black pair of trousers. “It is weird,” Tyrimou said. “The community is distressed … nothing like this has ever happened before.” Police said they are investigating the matter.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF PAPHOS PROBATE JURISDICTION
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In the matter of the Probate (Re – Sealing Law) Cap. 192 and In the matter of ALAN JOHN WATKINS, late of England, deceased, Passport No. 740136906 Notice is hereby given that on the 6th day of December 2012 at 9:00 am, an application will be made to the above – named District Court for the Re-Sealing of the Probate of the Will of ALAN JOHN WATKINS, late of England, deceased, granted by the High Court of Justice, The District Probate Registry at Winchester in England on the 12/06/2007. JOANNA KOUKOUNIS Lawyer for SARAH LOUISE HOWARD
The rise mainly concerned the sectors of construction, trade, manufacturing, accommodation and food service activities, public administration, as well as to newcomers in the labour market. The rise in the number of jobless has forced the government to transfer cash from the supplementary pensions account to the unemployment allowances fund to cover this year’s expected deﬁcit of between €37 million and €43 million. The labour ministry decided to transfer 50 million to cover beneﬁt needs – a practice that was followed in previous years, according to AKEL MP Andreas Fakontis.
The number of jobless people reached 39,510 in October, a 29 per cent year-on-year rise
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Help at hand for poor children Free breakfasts on offer for Paphos kids By Bejay Browne HUNDREDS of Paphos school children who are no longer able to purchase school breakfasts are being offered assistance by local authorities to ensure they don’t go hungry. President of the Paphos municipality social welfare committee Maria Zavrou said that at the Archbishop Makarios III Lyceum alone, the head teacher told her that there were 25 children there whose parents had no money to give them for school breakfast. Zavrou said the welfare programme would remain in place for as long as was necessary. She said the present crisis was affecting children of all nationalities. “We are going into schools to try and help children whose families are struggling due to the ramiﬁcations of the economic crisis. Because of the economic climate, many parents have lost their jobs,” she said. “This means very little money to make ends meet and they don’t have the funds
to give their children to purchase sandwiches from the school shops or canteens.” According to Zavrou, students are at school from 7.30am until 1.40pm, and usually have a sandwich at break time. “Children can’t go without, this is a long time to go without food,” she said. The education ministry, the local education authority and the heads of schools recognised that there was a problem in Paphos, with many families needing help. Zavrou said: “The parents’ association at this high school, as is the case with other schools, is trying to take measures to help these children. Some are making sandwiches for free and others are paying money to the school shops for these snacks.” A mother of two young boys wishing to identify herself only as Anna told the Cyprus Mail: “We are really struggling as a family and we feel ashamed to ask for help. My husband worked in the building industry but he no longer has any work. I have a job as a cleaner, but this is not enough for us to
live off.” She added “We have already used most of our savings and we lie awake at night worrying about how we can feed our family. My husband looks for work every day but there is nothing for him. What sort of mother am I if I can’t even feed my children?” Zavrou said that of all of the Paphos schools she has visited so far, around 25 to 30 children in each school are facing problems. “We have 34 or so schools in Paphos and numerous nurseries and kindergartens. The smaller children in the ﬁve-year-olds age group are also being affected.” She added that families ﬁnding themselves in this position can contact the head of the school to try and see what help is available. “There is help for everyone, no children will go without.” Zavrou said that the crisis had brought out a caring side in many of the children. “I know that on a daily basis, some of the children are breaking their sandwiches into half and sharing it with the other children,” she said.
Some parents’ associations are subsidising school canteens to help provide food
There’s hard work ahead on green issues, Cousteau’s son warns youth THIS generation as well as those which came before have created so many environmental problems that young people will have to use all the means at their disposal to have any chance of solving them, Pierre-Yves Cousteau, oceanographer and son of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, said yesterday. “We created so many problems - my generation, the generation before me and the generations before - for the environment,” that young people will have to face tomorrow, he told a gathering in Limassol. Cousteau, who was speaking during an event organised as part of the International Sea Festival Nautilus by the Evagoras & Kathleen Lanitis Foundation, in collaboration with the Oceanographic Centre of the University of Cyprus and the ‘Rencontres de la Terre’, to pay tribute to Jacques-Yves Cousteau, noted that with his work his father inspired
Limassol Mayor andreas Christou addressing the event millions of people throughout the world. “He was my father and in a sense, a spiritual father to millions of people throughout the world. He was a navy captain, a philosopher, an artist, an explorer, a scientist, a movie director, a musician, a visionary, a mission-
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF PAPHOS PROBATE JURISDICTION Application No. 285/2012 In the matter of ZEHRA OZGUR, otherwise known as ZEHRA SALIH or ZEHRA METCHA, late of Paphos, deceased. Notice is hereby given that on the 29th day of October 2012, an application has been ﬁled at the above – named Probate Registry for the grant of letters of Administration with attached Will for the administration of the estate of Zehra Ozgur, otherwise known as Zehra Salih or Zehra Metcha, late of Paphos, deceased, to Joanna Koukounis, lawyer of Paphos and Sadik Ozgur, of Paphos. Any caveat must be ﬁled at the above – named Probate Registry within 10 days from publication. JOANNA KOUKOUNIS Lawyer – Administrator 17 Tepeleniou Street, Ofﬁce 203 8010, Paphos, Cyprus
ary,” he said. Addressing the students who attended the event, he said that “you will need all the tools you can get. You will need all the education you can get about the environment if you want to have any chance of ﬁxing these problems.”
Valuables stolen A 36-YEAR-OLD woman has reported to police that around €22,600 worth of valuables and cash had been stolen from her home in Limassol over the weekend. The woman told police that jewellery and €500 in cash had been taken from her residence between 7.45pm on Saturday and 7.10am Sunday. The burglary was reported at 3pm on Sunday.
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In the ﬁnal days, both Obama (right) and Romney have focused on ﬁring up core supporters and wooing the last few undecided voters in battleground states (AFP)
Last push in US White House race Polls show Obama, Romney deadlocked By John Whitesides PRESIDENT Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney were set to make a frenetic dash to a series of crucial swing states yesterday, delivering their ﬁnal arguments to voters on the last day of an extraordinarily close race for the White House. After a long, bitter and expensive campaign, national polls show Obama and Romney are essentially deadlocked ahead of today’s election, although Obama has a slight advantage in the eight or nine battleground states that will decide the winner. Obama planned to visit three of those swing states yesterday and Romney was to travel to four to plead for support in a ﬁerce White House campaign that focused primarily on the lagging economy but at times turned intensely personal. The election’s outcome will impact a variety of domestic and foreign policy issues, from the looming “ﬁscal cliff” of spending cuts and tax increases that could kick in at the end of the year to questions about how to handle illegal immigration or the thorny challenge of Iran’s nu-
‘I did not help Vatican butler’ A VATICAN computer worker has denied helping the pope’s butler to leak conﬁdential documents to the media. Claudio Sciarpelletti’s lawyer insisted he had little motive to risk his 20 years in the job. Sciarpelletti is accused of aiding Paolo Gabriele in the theft of papal correspondence and other documents from the pope’s apartment. His lawyer Gianluca Benedetti told the trial in the Vatican that the two were not great friends and that Sciarpelletti would be unlikely to help a person he had no special relationship with.
clear ambitions. The balance of power in Congress also will be at stake today, with Obama’s Democrats now expected to narrowly hold their Senate majority and Romney’s Republicans favoured to retain control of the House of Representatives.
AD BARRAGE In a race where the two candidates and their party allies raised a combined $2 billion, the most in US history, both sides have pounded the heavily contested battleground states with an unprecedented barrage of ads. The close margins in state and national polls suggested the possibility of a cliffhanger that could be decided by which side has the best turnout operation and gets its voters to the polls. In the ﬁnal days, both Obama and Romney focused on ﬁring up core supporters and wooing the last few undecided voters in battleground states. Romney reached out to dissatisﬁed Obama supporters from 2008, calling himself the candidate of change and ridiculing Obama’s failure to live up to his campaign promises.
“He promised to do so very much but frankly he fell so very short,” Romney said at a rally in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday. Obama, citing improving economic reports on the pace of hiring, argued in the ﬁnal stretch that he has made progress in turning around the economy but needed a second White House term to ﬁnish the job. “This is a choice between two different versions of America,” Obama said in Cincinnati, Ohio. Obama was to close his campaign yesterday with a ﬁnal blitz across Wisconsin, Ohio and Iowa - three Midwestern states that, barring surprises elsewhere, would be enough to get him more than the 270 electoral votes needed for victory. Polls show Obama has slim leads in all three. His ﬁnal stop yesterday night was to be in Iowa, the state that propelled him on the path to the White House in 2008 with a victory in its ﬁrst-in-the nation caucus. Romney was to visit his must-win states of Florida and Virginia - where polls show he is slightly ahead or tied - along with Ohio, before concluding in New Hampshire, where he launched his presidential run last year.
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Rwanda genocide indictment SWEDEN has charged a man of Rwandan origin with taking part in the killings of thousands of people during the 1994 genocide in his homeland, the prosecutor’s ofﬁce said yesterday, the ﬁrst such case in the Nordic country. The man, an ethnic Hutu from Rwanda who is now a Swedish citizen, was named only as MS by prosecutors. A trial is to start on November 16 when the charges will be read in court. The man has denied the allegations. He is alleged to have shot, macheted and thrown hand grenades at ethnic Tutsis in several attacks in Kibuye province in west Rwanda and to have recruited young men to take part in massacres. “Genocide is the most serious crime that there is and it can bring a sentence of up to life in prison,” special prosecutor Magnus Elvin told Reuters. Some hearings in the trial will be held in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, in late November and up to the middle of December. The proceeding is expected to last until May next year, he said.
Shamed Bo stuck in a legal limbo Shamed China politician has no trial date By Sui-Lee Wee TWO lawyers for disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai said yesterday they had no idea when his trial might start and that he was stuck in legal limbo, despite the opening of a formal criminal investigation into accusations of graft and abuse of power. Bo, once a contender for top leadership in the world’s second largest economy, was ousted in China’s biggest political scandal in two decades. His wife, Gu Kailai, and his former police chief, Wang Lijun, have both been jailed over a scandal that stems from the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood while Bo was Communist
Party chief of the southwestern city of Chongqing. The government has accused Bo of corruption and of bending the law to hush up the murder. Prosecutors formally began a criminal probe into Bo last month but have yet to announce charges. Two lawyers hired by Bo’s family, Li Xiaolin and Shen Zhigeng, told Reuters that nearly two weeks after the ofﬁcial announcement of the criminal investigation, they had not been given permission to either see him or represent him. “Of course not,” Shen said, when asked whether he had seen Bo. “The conﬁrmation (I can represent Bo) hasn’t been veriﬁed. So how can we see (him)?” Shen said the trial will be
The Chinese government has accused Bo (above) of corruption and of bending the law to cover up murder ple’s Court in Beijing. “There’s no evidence for it,” Li said by telephone. Li said he was waiting for the state prosecutor, or the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, to approve his application to represent Bo. “Who knows if (they will) agree or not agree, we have to
see what the higher ups say,” Shen said. As China’s prosecutors and courts come under Communist Party control they are unlikely to challenge the accusations against Bo. The trial of Gu lasted only seven hours, while the trial of Wang lasted two days.
Tibet’s Dalai Lama says he anticipates reform under Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping CHINA’S leader in-waiting, Xi Jinping, will have no choice but to embark on political reforms to leave a lasting mark the way the current leadership has done with economic
reforms, exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said yesterday. Xi, currently vice president, is expected to take over from President Hu Jintao as Communist Party head
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after a key Communist Party congress opening on Thursday in Beijing that will usher in a generational leadership change, and which has been overshadowed by the Bo scandal. “I do not know,” Shen said, referring to when the trial may start, but added that it will be “after the 18th Party Congress.” Top party leaders ended a closed-door conclave on Sunday with a decision to formally expel Bo from the party, as a precursor to criminal prosecution. Beijing-based Li - who was retained by Bo’s mother-inlaw, Fan Chengxiu, to represent Bo - said he had no idea where the trial might be, but dismissed speculation it could be held at the Supreme Peo-
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at a congress opening in Beijing on Thursday and will then become president in March in a generational leadership change. “Now ... Xi Jinping is coming as presi-
dent. I think there’s no alternative except some political change, so political reform. Economy reform (is) already there” the Dalai Lama told reporters while on a pastoral visit to Japan.
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Five bomb blasts rip through Bahrain capital, two killed FIVE bombs exploded in the heart of the Bahraini capital Manama yesterday, killing two Asian street cleaners, ofﬁcials said, and prompting mutual accusations from activists and a government trying to put down a mostly Shi’ite pro-democracy uprising. The Interior Ministry said the bombs were homemade and described the blasts as “terrorist acts” - its term for violence by opposition activists. But an opposition politician and a rights activist said the attacks, which came days after the government said it had banned all rallies and opposition gatherings to ensure public safety, could have been the work of government forces trying to justify the ban or a further crackdown. Injuries to protesters or police are relatively common in the 21-month-old uprising, but attacks on the public have been rare on the Gulf island, where the Sunni Muslim Al Khalifa dynasty rules over a majority Shi’ite population. The explosions took place between 4.30 and 9.30am
(0130-0630 GMT) in the Qudaibiya and Adliya districts of Manama, the BNA agency said, citing a police ofﬁcial. It described the explosives as “locally made bombs” and said a third Asian worker had been wounded. One of the attacks took place outside a cinema, where one of the street cleaners died when he kicked a package that blew up. A witness said that blast caused little material damage, suggesting it had not been large. Police say they have been the target of numerous attacks with homemade bombs since April, including one that killed a policeman last month, as the government has stepped up efforts to quell an uprising that has crippled the economy. Britain condemned the attack and called for all sides to enter into a dialogue without any pre-conditions to resolve the tension, the Bahrain News Agency reported. “There is no place in Bahraini society for such acts of violence,” Alistair Burt, Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, was quoted by BNA as saying.
A bomb attack in west Damascus also killed at least 11 people and wounded dozens more yesterday (AFP)
50 die in Syria bombing By Mariam Karouny and Tom Perry AN Islamist suicide car bomber killed at least 50 Syrian security men in Hama province yesterday, an opposition group said, in what would be one of the bloodiest single attacks on President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in the 20-month-old uprising. Another day of relentless violence in Syria coincided with more unity talks in Qatar among opposition factions. Syrian state media initially reported that a “terrorist” suicide bomber had targeted a rural development centre in Sahl al-Ghab in Hama province,
Islamist attacker targets Syrian security men in Hama putting the death toll at two. Rami Abdelrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the centre was used by security forces and pro-Assad militia as one of their biggest bases in the area. “A ﬁghter from the Nusra Front drove his car to the centre and then blew himself up,” he said. “A series of explosions followed. At least 50 were killed.” The Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-inspired group of ul-
tra-orthodox Salaﬁ Muslims, has claimed responsibility for several suicide bombings in Damascus and elsewhere in the past. It operates mostly independently of other rebel factions, some of which have criticised it for indiscriminate tactics. Syrian ofﬁcials often blame foreign-backed Islamist militants for the anti-Assad revolt, in which about 32,000 people have been killed since it began in March 2011. In Damascus, a car bomb
exploded in the mostly Alawite western district of Mezzeh 86, killing 11 people and wounding dozens more, including children, state media and the Syrian Observatory reported. An Islamist group calling itself Seif al-Sham claimed responsibility for the attack, which it said targeted a meeting point for the army, police and pro-Assad militia. Warplanes, tanks and artillery battered rebel-held parts of southern Damascus in what one Western diplomat said was an escalation in the government campaign to crush the insurgency. Opposition activists said at least 10 people were killed there.
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Business New Greek austerity push due
G20 seeks breathing room over cuts
GREECE’S government presented a new austerity package to parliament yesterday as a week of strikes and protests kicked off over proposals that lawmakers must approve if the country is to secure more aid and stave off bankruptcy. Parliament is expected to vote on Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ 13.5 billion euros ($17 billion) package of cost cuts and tax hikes tomorrow along with measures making it easier for ﬁrms to hire and ﬁre workers. Despite public exasperation at four years of belt-tightening that has helped wipe out a ﬁfth of the economy and leave a quarter of Greeks jobless, the package and a tough budget slated for a vote on Sunday are expected to scrape through parliament. Greece’s powerful main public and private sector unions will launch a 48 hour strike against the legislation today and plan marches in the centre of Athens. Journalists, doctors, transport workers and shopkeepers also planned stoppages. Approval of the reforms and the passage of the 2013 budget are crucial to unlocking 31.5 billion euros in aid from an International Monetary Fund and European Union bailout that has been on hold for months. “These will be the last cuts in wages and pensions,” Samaras said in a speech aimed at galvanising the members of his centre-right New Democracy party. “We promised to avert the country’s exit from the euro and this is what we are doing. We have given absolute priority to this because if we do not achieve this everything else will be meaningless.” Without the aid, Greece will not be able to redeem a 5- billion euro treasury bill falling due on November 16.
THE world’s leading economies will give themselves more wiggle room to meet their own targets for cutting budget deﬁcits rather than risk aggravating a slowdown in many countries, chief among them the United States. Policymakers from the Group of 20 countries are worried that their target to halve the budget shortfalls of advanced economies by the end of next year might hurt the struggling global economy. “We will ensure the pace of ﬁscal consolidation is appropriate to support growth,” said a draft communique, drawn up for top G20 ﬁnance ofﬁcials meeting yesterday in Mexico. The target was agreed by G20 leaders at a summit in Toronto in 2010, when the global economy seemed to be on the road to recovery from the ﬁnancial crisis in the previous two years. It now looks out of reach for many economies, including the United States, as growth has slowed. The US budget gap surpassed $1 trillion for the fourth year in a row in the ﬁscal year 2012. The deﬁcit was equivalent to 7.0 per cent of the country’s economic output. While the United States needs to bring its deﬁcits under control, many G20 countries want it to avert a barrage of tax hikes and spending cuts from January 1 that were pencilled in last year to show the country could tackle its ﬁscal problems. Those measures, dubbed a “ﬁscal cliff”, could push the US economy back into recession unless Congress can reach a deal quickly after the presidential and congressional elections today. “There may have to be some modiﬁcation with respect to the deﬁcit targets,” said Canada’s ﬁnance minister, Jim Flaherty. “That may not be compatible for the Americans with their ﬁscal cliff solution, whatever it is, so there may have to be more time there,” he told reporters late on Sunday, stressing countries need to show they can eventually ﬁx their ﬁscal problems over time. The draft communique said G20 members would ensure that public ﬁnances are on a sustainable path, in line with the medium-term commitments made in 2010.
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A customer inspects Japanese auto maker Toyota Motor’s mini van ‘Alphard’ at the company’s showroom in Tokyo yesterday. Toyota hiked its full-year proﬁt forecast to 780
billion yen ($9.7 billion) despite saying it expected to sell fewer cars due to weakness in Europe and China and a Sino-Japanese territorial row (AFP)
European shares dip ahead of US elections By David Brett EUROPEAN shares dipped lower by midday yesterday as investors took shelter in safer havens ahead of the US election and banks fell after HSBC announced a hit to third-quarter proﬁts. By 1200 GMT, the FTSEuroﬁrst had fallen 6.75 points, or 0.6 per cent to 1,108.44, having risen 1.6 per cent last week to near early September highs of 1,020 fuelled by better economic data in Asia and the US. This week will be dominated by political and economic developments which will increase investor uncertainty, with the once-a-decade power transfer in China and Greece’s attempt to gain political support for measures to obtain further aid in focus. But the main event will be the US presidential election today. “Equities will remain range
Banks knocked as HSBC takes third-quarter profit hit bound until after the elections,” Jawaid Asfar, trader at Securequity, said. “An Obama victory looks priced in, but a Romney victory may cause shares to rally further as his pledge to keep taxes low would help the well-off and business alike,” Asfar said, adding pharmaceuticals may perform better on an Obama victory and ﬁnancials on a Romney win. Evidence that investors were being cautious was seen in the near two-month high for the dollar index, while volumes were a paltry 20 per cent of their 90-day average on the FTSEuroﬁrst. “We continue to see investors sit on their hands,” James Humphreys, senior investment manager at Duncan Lawrie Private Bank, said. “Those who are making
investment decisions risk missing out if they’re sitting in cash and ﬁxed interest rather than being prepared to buy equities even though the valuations are quite reasonable,” he said. Against the murky economic and political backdrop, however, investors continue a ﬂight towards quality assets and desert miners and banks - assets which tend to underperform in an uncertain economic environment. Miners weakened in tandem with copper prices after downbeat China service sector data took the gloss off the previous week’s encouraging PMI ﬁgures. Banks shed 1.1 per cent with heavyweight lender HSBC proving a major drag on the sector, down 1.2 per cent after its third-quarter
proﬁt was dented by US ﬁnes for anti-money laundering rule breaches, which could cost the company more than $1.5 billion. Some 48 per cent of European companies have missed proﬁt expectations so far in the third-quarter, lagging a far better performance from US peers, according to Thomson Reuters data. With sentiment depressed ahead of the US elections and against the uncertain earnings backdrop, perceived quality names in healthcare and food and beverages outperformed. A 10 per cent jump in ﬁrsthalf proﬁt and raised guidance propelled Irish low cost airline Ryanair 6.6 per cent higher, helping lift peer Easyjet and the broader travel and leisure sector. Weir climbed 5.7 per cent after the ﬁrm assuaged concerns over the outlook for engineers by saying it was on track to meet expectations for the full year.
Fitch credit ratings agency upgrades Turkey to investment grade FITCH Ratings upgraded Turkey to investment grade yesterday, a move long coveted by Ankara, citing underlying strengths and an easing in near-term risks for the economy. The credit ratings agency highlighted a moderate and declining government debt burden, a sound banking system, favourable medium-term growth prospects and a relatively wealthy and diverse economy.
The upgrade prompted a rally in Turkish ﬁnancial markets, which had been anticipating the move in recent weeks, with the lira ﬁrming against the dollar, while the benchmark bond yield fell to a near record low of 6.8 per cent from 6.98 per cent. Fitch’s decision was likely to boost the Turkish economy, Europe’s fastest growing last year, but slowing sharply this year, making the
country more attractive to foreign investors. “It’s important to know that credit markets have been trading Turkey like an investment grade credit for some time,” said Manik Narain, emerging markets strategist at UBS. “But at the end of the day this will create actual investment inﬂows and lower borrowing costs even though it was partially priced in.”
Canadian ﬁnance minister Jim Flaherty
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All eyes on the Mitt Romney is ‘dangerously US elections irresponsible’ and out of touch NO PRESIDENTIAL or parliamentary elections interest the rest of the world as much as those held every four years in the United States. After all, the identity of the president of the biggest economy and most powerful nation has a direct impact on what happens in the rest of the world, especially in terms of the world economy and security. Critics of the US often put forward the argument that a change of guard in the White House made little difference as American strategic interests and objectives around the globe, which were deﬁned by the military, intelligence and diplomatic elite, did not change. Overall objectives may remain largely the same, but the president decides the way these are pursued, something that could make a big difference. If Mitt Romney defeats President Barack Obama in today’s election, which opinion polls suggest will be a very close contest, there will be a change of US policy with regard to Iran’s nuclear plans. Both Obama and Romney want to prevent Iran developing nuclear weapons, but the president has been pursuing a diplomatic solution, opposing a near-term military strike by US or Israel on Iranian nuclear facilities. Romney, in contrast, has been saying that military action remained on the table, and has been seen “to present a clearer military threat to Iran;” he plans to send US Navy ships to patrol the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf. His presidency could increase the risks of war In the Middle East. The big differences between the candidates however, relate to the economy and are consistent with the beliefs of their respective parties – the Democrats stand for big government, high state spending and high taxes, while the Republicans have always supported a smaller state, lower federal expenditure and cuts in taxation. Obama’s $768 billion package of moderate tax cuts and investment in education, health, infrastructure etc failed to trigger the recovery of the US economy. Romney plans across the board tax cuts and relaxation of banking and Wall Street regulations, which, he claimed stiﬂed economic growth. The recovery of the US economy would beneﬁt the rest of the world, particularly Europe, which has been badly hit by the global economic stagnation coupled with the euro crisis. Of course, what worked for the US in the ‘80s – President Reagan’s tax cuts and big deﬁcits led to an economic boom – might not have the same effects in 2013, assuming Romney wins today’s election and embraces what had been labelled as Reaganomics. President Obama’s economic policies might not lead to a recovery as fast, but his more measured and cautious approach to foreign policy makes the world a safer place; that is a pretty important objective. How the American people will vote today remains to be seen, with pollsters claiming that the outcome could be decided by the turnout. If Obama’s ‘core constituencies’, which put him in the White House in 2008, but, reportedly, felt let down by his presidency, show up to vote, pollster believe, he will earn a second term.
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MITT Romney is devoting the ﬁnal days of his campaign to an old lie - his position on the bailouts of car manufacturers of GM and Chrysler. Romney famously said in a New York Times opinion piece four years ago “Let Detroit go bankrupt”, arguing that a managed bankruptcy that allows private investors to take over and restructure a struggling ﬁrm is far more efﬁcient than a government takeover. While that may be the case in normal circumstances, the economic crisis of 2008 was the most severe in 80 years. The ﬁnancial markets were nearly paralysed, with all of the major banks and ﬁnancial institutions at risk of meeting the same fate as Lehman Brothers-the investment bank that was allowed to failwith catastrophic consequences because it was judged to be beyond saving. None of the major ﬁnancial institutions, even the relatively healthy ones like Goldman Sachs, were willing to extend credit lines to businesses and enterprises that were booming until that September, because of the drain in capital and the huge losses they endured from the subprime mortgage disaster and the utter collapse of conﬁdence in all banks as a result of Lehman Brothers’ failure. Capitalism itself was at risk of collapse into a crisis far worse than the Great Depression that led to WWII. Any investment banker would have bluntly refused to provide the funding needed to help a private equity consortium [like Romney’s Bain] to temporarily take over General Motors and Chrysler and their billions of dollars of liabilities when their own bank’s future was unclear-especially when the private equity option has failed before in the case of Chrysler. President Obama’s $80 billion of the car industry was amongst rescue his wisest decisions, in that it saved an iconic American industry, prevented middle class automobile executives and factory workers from losing their jobs and their future prospects en masse, saved the suppliers and car dealerships that would have gone bust, and indirectly saved Ford Motors, which, although it didn’t need a bailout [it had already ditched the practices that nearly destroyed the
Romney ‘out of touch with reality’ other two], would have struggled to survive should the autoparts supply network have been destroyed as a result of the extinction of GM and Chrysler. It has revived communities throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, by creating and maintaining jobs and created local income tax revenue that could build new knowledge economies for the cities and towns in those states. GM is now enjoying record proﬁts, and by being forced to retool its manufacturing and production line, is actually selling more cars abroad leading to an American revival in exports. Furthermore, the car companies have been forced to ﬁnally produce cars that actually contribute, to not only lowering carbon emissions, and to lowering reliance [and the oil price] on oil from unstable and unpleasant regimes like Saudi Arabia, who accept our oil dollars with one hand and fund the likes of Bin Laden with the other. Chrysler has been restructured to a state that the US Government was able to attract Fiat, the Italian car manufacturer, to buy it, giving America a way back into the European market, new ideas about how to approach emerging markets and a window into Italian expertise. So when Romney is saying the auto-bailout was a failure and “crony capitalism at its worst” because it beneﬁted only unions, he is lying, or living in cloud cuckoo land with his ideologi-
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cal opposite, Cyprus’ President Christoﬁas. In fact, American unionised auto-workers, although they can still be a stubborn bunch, were a lot more reasonable than workers in other countries would be in the same situation. On top of his earlier lie, he has invented a new one that has deeply xenophobic, and ideologically inconsistent undertones. In a new attack ad in swing states, his campaign is claiming, that far from saving American car manufacturing jobs, Obama has duped the simple auto-workers and displayed a lack of patriotism by selling Chrysler to shifty Europeans, who intend to close down Jeep factories in Ohio so that they can outsource to China, where they will then reexport cars back to the States. Firstly, Fiat-Chrysler is considering opening a new plant in China. But it is not some sinister scam. It is so that they can manufacture Jeeps there so that they can sell to the booming Chinese market without having to pay transport costs and have their products be priced out by high Chinese import tariffs. What Fiat-Chrysler is doing is trying to make the American car industry a fully globalised, savvy industry. Secondly, the same Ohio plant that Romney’s ad claims the Italians and Chinese are trying to close in cahoots with Obama is about to hire 1,100 more work-
ers to produce more Jeeps for American consumers. Thirdly, as a potential President of the United States, you do not trash investments from foreigners in your industries, especially when those foreigners had every rational reason to give the US auto-industry and the US economy as a whole a wide berth at the time. It is reckless and irresponsible populism that needlessly alienates the business community around the world and damages relation with a major partner like Italy. You are also not supposed to portray the Chinese, whatever their ﬂaws [intellectual property rights violations, an artiﬁcially weak currency and therefore artiﬁcially cheaper Chinese goods exported to America with artiﬁcially more expensive American goods exported to China], as engaged in an economic war on American workers and America as a whole, giving the more left wing and hawkish members of the ruling elite an excuse to take economic, diplomatic and military actions hostile to US interests. Fourth, as an ardent believer in the free market and globalisation, who as a leading ﬁgure in private-equity, invested in scores of struggling companies which were then restructured with jobs being shipped off abroad-to China no less. while leaving American workers with limited beneﬁts that would tide them over until they get back on their feet, you shouldn’t be running around bashing similar practices for votes, and you shouldn’t be claiming that your opponent, the President of the United States, is engaged in those practices when he is innocent, thereby cheapening American democracy as a result and destroying what trust people have left in their institutions and what little bipartisan spirit still exists in Washington DC. Lastly, when the CEOs of General Motors and Chrysler make statements rebutting your lies, you don’t act like they are liars or fools - essentially mocking people who play a pivotal role in the economy you hope to preside over. Romney is dangerously irresponsible, and rivals Christoﬁas when it comes to being out of touch with reality. Timothy Spyrou, Limassol
WHAT THE MAIL SAID
25 years ago Friday November 6, 1987
The end of the Third Battle of Ypres when British and Canadian troops capture the infamous Passchendale Ridge.
President Kyprianou has repeated his opposition to any suggestion about an evolutionary settlement. “It is totally groundless that Turkish troops staying in Cyprus could withdraw after a settlement and it is equally groundless to believe that we could secure basic freedoms, safeguards and effective guarantees later if we do not secure them now”, the President said.
1956 A ceaseﬁre is announced between Egyptian, French and British forces ﬁghting for control of the Suez Canal.
1962 On this day in 1962, the United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution condemning South Africa’s racist apartheid policies and calling on all its members to end economic and military relations with the country.
1972 In Britain, the Conservative government freezes pay and prices in an attempt to stop inﬂation increasing.
1999 Australians reject a proposal to break ties with the British monarchy and become a republic.
35 years ago Sunday November 6, 1977 Foreign Minister J. Christophides said in New York he favoured the draft resolution prepared by the non-aligned contact group on Cyprus. An ofﬁcial source in Nicosia shared his satisfaction with the outcome of the protracted negotiations for a draft that could secure a passage in the UN General Assembly.
45 years ago Monday November 6, 1967 The Minister of the Interior and Defence Polycarpos Yorgadjis yesterday made it clear that any decisions concerning the future handling of the Cyprus problem will be taken jointly with the Greek government. He defended the Greek government against rumour mongering but at the same time emphasised that Cyprus demanded a full role in the formulation of policies on Cyprus.
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Wreck-It Ralph hammers box office, sails over Flight Highest-grossing opening weekend in Disney animation history By Piya Sinha-Roy and Ronald Grover WRECK-IT RALPH, Disney’s animated ﬁlm about a videogame character who destroys everything in his path, scored the highestgrossing opening weekend in Disney animation history with $49.1 million, as box ofﬁce attendance picked up in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy. The tally for Wreck-It Ralph, which features the voices of John C. Reilly and Jane Lynch, hammered the Denzel Washington ﬁlm Flight, which generated ticket sales of $25 million at US and Canadian theatres, according to studio estimates on Sunday. After a quiet box ofﬁce last weekend with the US East Coast preparing for superstorm Sandy, there was a jump in movie attendance this week in areas hit by the storm. Dave Hollis, executive vice president of ﬁlm distribution at Walt Disney Studios, told Reuters that movie attendance in affected areas was “very healthy,” boosted by school closures on Friday, which saw a bounce in matinee showings. “In a nice way, Wreck-It Ralph, in areas affected by the storm, ended up actually becoming an opportunity to relieve yourself from the reality that might be going on around you, we saw the theatre business around areas affected by the storm very healthy,” Hollis said. “The storm and its impact - I don’t know if it was a function of cabin fever or just escaping by getting into
Actor Will Ferrell (left) and cast member John C. Reilly attend the premiere of the animated ﬁlm Wreck-It Ralph a movie theatre, but there was deﬁnitely a gravitatingtowards-the- theatre phenomenon.” Disney had developed Wreck-It Ralph for more than a decade and spent an estimated $165 million to produce the ﬁlm, which featured cameo appearances by a Pac-Man ghost and Mentos candy. The ﬁlm was produced by
No Doubt apologise to Native Americans
the same team behind Disney’s animated ﬁlm Tangled, which earned the previous highest opening weekend gross with $48.8 million in 2010. Wreck-It Ralph was forecast to generate sales in the mid-$40 million range, according to Paul Dergarabedian, president of the box ofﬁce division of Hollywood.com. New release Flight, in
which Washington stars as an airline captain who saves his plane from crashing but is accused of drinking before the ﬂight, beat industry analysts’ $13 million forecast. The ﬁlm, produced by Viacom’s Paramount Pictures unit, was made on a $31 million budget. Unlike Wreck-It Ralph, Flight did not experience the same beneﬁt from school
closures in parts of the East Coast, according to Don Harris, president of distribution at Paramount Pictures. “The Disney movie would beneﬁt from school being out in a large number of big urban and suburban eastern markets, they were always going to have a very good opening, I think they got a little help on Friday,” Harris said.
Pitbull a ‘dirty, nasty gentleman’
THE Pop band No Doubt was forced to remove a new Wild West-themed music video and issue an apology after getting complaints from the Native American community, saying its intention was “never to offend, hurt or trivialise” their culture or history. The Southern California band - made up of lead singer Gwen Stefani, guitarist Tom Dumont, bassist Tony Kanal and drummer Adrian Young - posted an apology on their ofﬁcial website over the weekend following the release of their latest video for the single Looking Hot. “As a multi-racial band our foundation is built upon both diversity and consideration for other cultures. Our intention with our new video was never to offend, hurt or trivialise Native American people, their culture or their history,” the band said. The video, which debuted on Friday, featured Stefani dressed in tribal garments as a Native Indian princess captured by Young and Dumont dressed as cowboys, while Kanal played a tribe chief who rescues Stefani. Some users took to social media platforms to criticise the band’s use of tribal imagery, leading No Doubt to remove the video online, adding that “being hurtful to anyone is simply not who we are.” “Although we consulted with Native American friends and Native American studies experts at the University of California, we realise now that we have offended people ... We sincerely apologise to the Native American community and anyone else offended by this video,” they said.
The rapper spoke out about how he likes to treat women
THE 31-year-old rapper whose real name is Armando Pirez - believes the best way to treat a girlfriend is to be attentive and protective, while also be open about sex. He said: “I’ve a very solid oldschool mentality; the woman orders ﬁrst, I open doors for women. But I’m like a dirty, nasty gentleman. A woman wants to feel protected and provided for, but at the same time she wants to feel like a woman when you’re making love to her. Foreplay or whatever. “It’s best to have a relationship with someone where it’s open, where you can say, ‘What’s your fantasy tonight? More than a girlfriend or a wife, I want a friend.’ “ The rap star also defended some of his outrageous lyrics, insisting it is important to be entertaining. He explained to Q magazine: “You don’t want a rap that goes, ‘I’ll meet you at nine o’clock and we’ll do it missionary, done by nine ﬁfteen.’ You don’t want that s**t.
Sharon Osbourne has double mastectomy SHARON Osbourne has revealed she has undergone a double mastectomy after taking the agonising decision to opt for surgery as a precaution against further cancer. The former X Factor judge, who has already battled colon cancer a decade ago, made her choice after ﬁnding she carries a gene which increased the risk of developing breast cancer. In an interview with Hello! magazine, she said: “As soon as I found out I had the breast cancer gene, I thought: ‘The odds are not in my favour’.” Sharon, 60, went on: “I’ve had cancer before and I didn’t want to live under that cloud: I decided to just take everything off, and had a double mastectomy.” It has been a rollercoaster year for Sharon, who has had highs such as becoming a grandmother for the ﬁrst time to baby Pearl and the marriage of son Jack, but she has also had the upset of Jack’s diagnosis with multiple sclerosis at the age of 26. She underwent a 13-hour operation but refuses to feel sorry for herself.
NO-BRAINER “For me, it wasn’t a big decision, it was a no-brainer,” she said. “I didn’t want to live the rest of my life with that shadow hanging over me. I want to be around for a long time and be a grandmother to Pearl. I didn’t even think of my breasts in a nostalgic way, I just wanted to be able to live my life without that fear all the time. “It’s not ‘pity me’, it’s a decision I made that’s got rid of this weight that I was carrying around.” Prior to the surgery she also learned her breast implants had leaked into her stomach wall, which has now put her off cosmetic surgery. “Sometimes I’ll see a photo and I’ll think, ‘My face looks plastic’; it can look so unnatural from certain angles. Now I am deﬁnitely, deﬁnitely done,” said Sharon, who posed for the magazine in a photoshoot in Hawaii. “You can’t buy your youth back, no matter how much money you’ve got. I won’t be going under the knife again.”
The TV star opened her heart to Hello magazine
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Wet UK summer ‘increases flood risks’ By Ben Mitchell THE wet summer in the UK has left the country with a higher risk of ﬂooding this autumn and winter, the Environment Agency and Met Ofﬁce have warned. The wettest April to June on record, and further wet weather in July, September and October, has left river levels full, the ground saturated and groundwaters in some ar-
eas exceptionally high. Emergency responders as well as householders are being advised to be prepared for ﬂooding, which, due to the saturated conditions, could occur with relatively small amounts of rain. Paul Mustow, head of ﬂood incident management at the Environment Agency, said: “This year our ﬂood defences have protected over 119,000 properties, but we cannot prevent ﬂooding entirely.” He said
one in six homes were at risk of ﬂooding. The Environment Agency and Met Ofﬁce are warning that: •The South West of England is of particular risk of ﬂooding from rivers in November and December with northern and western parts of England at Wales at increased risk after recent heavy rainfall. •Unseasonably high groundwater
levels mean there is increased risk of ﬂooding in the south and east of England with Devon, Dorset and Hampshire particularly at risk. •Flooding from surface water, where the amount of rainfall overwhelms the drainage network, is more likely as the ground is already saturated. •The risk of coastal ﬂooding also increases at this time of year, especially during periods of high spring tides from November 12-18 and and December 12-18.
Food may cause a third of greenhouse emissions
Rising sea forces islanders to mainland
Cuts are needed, from fertilisers to transport says new study
By Lomi Kriel
By Alister Doyle FOOD production accounts for up to 29 per cent of manmade greenhouse gases, twice the amount the United Nations has estimated comes from farming, a new study said. Looking at emissions across the food system - including forest clearance, fertiliser production and transport - rather than just farming itself - agriculture research organisation CGIAR said much more work was needed to cut climate change emissions from food. Its report, Climate Change and Food Systems, estimated food production was responsible for between 19 and 29 per cent of mankind’s total greenhouse emissions, far above UN estimates of 14 per cent based on a narrower deﬁnition of farming. “From a food point of view (the UN approach) doesn’t make sense,” said Bruce Campbell, who heads the CGIAR research programme on climate change, agriculture and food security. Many countries could make big cost savings by cutting emissions, he said. “There are good economic reasons to improve efﬁciency in agriculture, not just to cut greenhouse gas emissions.” China, for instance, could sharply reduce emissions with more efﬁcient manufacture of fertilisers. Britain could cut emissions by consuming lamb transported from more efﬁcient farms in New Zealand rather than raising its own sheep. Global changes in diet,
Climate change is likely to hit the world’s three biggest crops
shifting towards vegetarianism from meat, would also help. Growing crops to feed to cows, pigs or sheep takes up far more land and emits more greenhouse gases than producing crops for human consumption. A separate report by the CGIAR climate programme indicated that climate change is likely to reduce yields of the three biggest crops judged by calorie pro-
duction - maize, wheat and rice - in developing nations in coming decades. That could force some farmers to make radical shifts to growing more heat, ﬂood or drought-tolerant crops, according to the report, Recalibrating Food Production in the Developing World. More resilient crops including yam, barley, cowpea, millet, lentils, cassava and bananas could ﬁll in the gaps
caused by declining harvests of more sensitive crops, it said. “The world’s agricultural systems face an uphill struggle in feeding a projected nine to ten billion people by 2050. Climate change introduces a signiﬁcant hurdle in this struggle,” it said. The world population is now just above seven billion. The study also said that global warming, blamed by
a UN panel of climate experts mainly on the burning of fossil fuels, meant risks to food production far beyond ﬁelds. “Every step of the food chain - from the seed to the farm to the cooking pot - is at risk,” it said. Higher temperatures or ﬂoods could make it harder to store and transport food, for instance, meaning more outbreaks of food-borne illnesses.
New Zealand carbon scheme put on hold as prices plunge By Gyles Beckford JUST TWO years after expanding a scheme that was feted as the world’s only emissions trading scheme outside of Europe, New Zealand has effectively put the scheme on hold, just as other nations step into the carbon trading arena. The government says it can comfortably meet its 2008-12 emissions target under the UN Kyoto Protocol climate pact and will gauge the need for tougher action when it sees what other countries commit to in talks for
a new UN pact from 2020. New Zealand has said it would opt for emissions cuts of between 10 and 20 per cent from 1990 levels by 2020 depending on the ambition of the next pact. In the meantime, the government says the local carbon price should be kept as low as possible. “This means the emissions trading scheme will continue to deliver a price signal that falls far short of what is required to achieve any emission reductions at all,” said Lizzie Chambers of New Zealand online trading platform Carbon Match. Parliament is expected to approve
amendments within weeks to allow the unlimited ﬂow of cheap UN-based carbon offsets to New Zealand that have driven down the price of domestic pollution permits to a tenth of what they were last year. The proposals also extend indeﬁnitely a sweetener for polluters to submit one permit for every two tonnes of emissions. New Zealand is the only country to offer the scheme, which halves carbon costs and was due to end in late 2012 or early 2013. The result is that New Zealand polluters can meet their emissions obligations at a fraction of the cost paid
by their competitors in Europe and Australia. Cheap carbon costs give businesses little incentive to invest in ways to cut emissions. “Hollowing it out like this makes a farce of our climate change commitments,” independent Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Jan Wright, said in a recent statement, referring to the amendments. The government is under little pressure from voters to toughen a scheme launched in 2008 by a previous administration, unlike neighbouring Australia where voters have mandated tougher action on climate change.
EVERY rainy season, the Guna people living on the Panamanian white sand archipelago of San Blas brace themselves for waves gushing into their tiny mudﬂoor huts. Rising ocean levels caused by global warming and decades of coral reef destruction have combined with seasonal rains to submerge the Caribbean islands for days on end. Once rare, ﬂooding is now so menacing that the Guna have agreed to abandon ancestral lands for an area within their semi-autonomous territory on the east coast of the mainland. “The people know this isn’t normal,” said Francisco Gonzalez, 38, the school principal on Carti Sugdub. “When the water comes in, they can’t do anything but wait.” It is the largest of the Guna’s 45 inhabited islands, and its planned evacuation is among the ﬁrst blamed largely on climate change. Scientists say worldwide sea levels have risen about 3mm a year since 1993. Recent research suggests they could rise as much as 2m by 2100. The phenomenon threatens low-lying communities around the world. Central America, a strip of land between two oceans, is particularly vulnerable. In western El Salvador, rising tide has swallowed up at least 300m of mangroves separating residents of La Tirana from the Paciﬁc. “It’s another example that climate change is here, and it’s here to stay,” said Hector Guzman, a marine biologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. The Guna have accelerated change by mining surrounding coral reefs to build up the islands. From 1970-2001, nearly 80 per cent of the peripheral coral disappeared as the Guna population more than doubled, Guzman and other Smithsonian researchers found. They say the dilemma faced by the Guna is a harbinger of what might happen to other low-lying lands protected by reefs. The greenhouse gas carbon dioxide makes oceans more acidic, killing off coral.
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(K) All Audiences (12/15/18) No admittance to Under-12s/ 15s/ 18s (N/A) Not Available
Times are subject to change, so check first with cinemas before you head out
Cyprus (Screen 5) at 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383
Skyfall (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5, 7.40 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 5, 7.40 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 11am and 2pm. Tel: 7777-8383 To Rome With Love (12) (in English and Italian, with Greek subtitles) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7.50 and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Tinkerbell: Secret of the Wings (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek) at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) (in Greek) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Looper (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 7.45 and 10.10pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Paranormal Activity 4 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.30, 8.05 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 5.30 and 8.05pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Killer Joe (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 8.05 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Savages (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 10.10pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of
Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) (in French, with Greek subtitles) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.50pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 5.35, 7.50 and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Watch (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 8pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 8pm. Tel: 77778383 Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in Greek), weekends only at 11.30am, 1.35pm and 3.35pm. Tel: 77778383 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Le Havre (in French, with Greek subtitles) Cine Studio, tonight and Thursday at 9pm, presented by the Friends of the Cinema Society. Tel: 96-420491, www.ofk.org.cy
LIMASSOL Skyfall (12) Rio 2 at 5pm (weekends only),
CINEMA WEBSITES: K-Cineplex: http://kcineplex.com, Friends of the Cinema Society: http://www.ofk.org.cy
7.45 and 10.30pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5, 7.40 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383
Savages (18) Rio 6 at 10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383
To Rome With Love (12) (in English and Italian, with Greek subtitles) Rio 5 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends at 8.15 and 10.20pm; Rio 1, weekends only at 3 and 5.20pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 2) at 7.50 and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383
The Watch (15) Rio 6 at 5.30pm (weekends only) and 7.45pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 8pm. Tel: 7777-8383
Tinkerbell: Secret of the Wings (K) Rio 3 (in Greek) at 6pm, weekends at 3, 4.45 and 6.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek) at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Looper (15) Rio 4 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends at 8.10 and 10.20pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383
Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (K) Rio 2 (in Greek) at 6pm, weekends only at 3.15pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) Rio 4 (in English, in 2D), weekends only at 3, 4.45 and 6.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 5 (in Greek), weekends only at 3, 4.45 and 6.30pm. Tel: 25-871410
Paranormal Activity 4 (15) Rio 1 at 7.45 and 10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30 and 8.05pm. Tel: 7777-8383
Killer Joe (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383
Skyfall (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5, 7.40 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383
Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) (in French, with Greek subtitles) Rio 3 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends at 8.15 and 10.20pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.50pm. Tel: 7777-8383
To Rome With Love (12) (in English and Italian, with Greek subtitles) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7.50 and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Looper (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 7.45
and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Tinkerbell: Secret of the Wings (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek) at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Paranormal Activity 4 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.30, 8.05 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Killer Joe (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) (in French, with Greek subtitles) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.50pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Savages (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Watch (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 8pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383
To Rome With Love (12) (in English and Italian, with Greek subtitles) Rio 2 at 6, 8 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 Tinkerbell: Secret of the Wings (K) Rio 7 (in Greek) at 6pm, weekends at 3, 4.45 and 6.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 Looper (15) Rio 4 at 7.45pm (weekends at 7.30pm) and 9.45pm. Tel: 26-207000 Paranormal Activity 4 (15) Rio 7 at 7.45pm, weekends at 8.15pm; Rio 1 at 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 Killer Joe (18) Rio 5 at 9.45pm, weekends at 9.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) (in French, with Greek subtitles) Rio 6 at 5.50, 8 and 10.10pm. Tel: 26-207000 Savages (18) Rio 3 at 10pm. Tel: 26-207000
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383
The Watch (15) Rio 3 at 4pm (weekends only), 6 and 8pm. Tel: 26-207000
God Loves Caviar (K) Rio 5 at 7.45pm, weekends at 7.30pm. Tel: 26-207000
Skyfall (12) Rio 1 at 5.30 and 8pm; Rio 7 at 9.45pm, weekends at 10pm. Tel: 26-207000
Brave (K) Rio 6 (in Greek), weekends only at 4pm. Tel: 26-207000
listings Today Exhibition Triptych Group art exhibition. Opens November 6, 7.30pm Until November 10. Stegi Grammaton Kai Tehnon, June 16 1943 Avenue, Limassol. 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm. Tel: 35749179/99-400349 Stavros Antonopoulos Solo art exhibition. Opens November 6, 7.30pm until November 20. Morfi Gallery, 84 Agkyras St, Limassol. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm. Tuesday-Friday: 5pm-8pm.Tel: 25378733. www.morfi.org
Music The Ultimate Tribute Fireworks Party with Elvis, Elton & Sparklers Two top tribute acts and some pyrotechnics combine in one amazing performance. Introduced by stand up comic Lukas. November 6. Pentaras Hall, Coral Bay Road, Paphos. Doors open 7.30pm, showtime 8.30pm prompt, ends at 10.45pm. €10. Reservations essential - Tel: 99-832538. Meals available in the restaurant Tel: 26-271130
So What? XMAS Production presents a drama showcase featuring a selection of monologues and duologues performed by nine inspired actresses. Works by Michael Freyn, Jean Cocteau, Neil Simon, Chrisa Spilioti and others. November 6-8. Theatro Eno, Nicosia. 8.30pm. In English and Greek. €15. All net proceeds will go to the Cyprus Autism Association. Tel: 22-348203. Reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org
IntuNition A new dance creation by .pelma. November 7. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €12/10. Tel: 22-864300
Same Time, Next Year Dionysos Theatre opens the new theatre season with play by Bernard Slade, directed by Nikos Charalambous. November 6. Xenion High School, 55, 1st Apriliou Street, Paralimni. In Greek. €20/15. Tel: 23-811080/99-621845
Other Events Cyprus Services Rambling Club Come and join a ramble. Vasa to Pachna, 8 Miles, Grade 4. November 11, book by noon on Wednesday November 7. No buses. Meet at Linos Taverna Pachna at 10am for car sharing to the start point. Bookings to csrc. email@example.com or answerphone 99-292092. www.csrc.ws
LUX Film Days Screening of competition finalist: Just the Wind. November 7. Cine Studio, University of Nicosia. 8pm. In original language with Greek subtitles. Tel: 22-870500
Around the World Renowned composer and soloist llja Reijngoud presents Elizabeth Simonian in a mixture of songs inspired from Greek and Armenian traditional music. November 7. Rialto Theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. Tel: 77-777745
of Brazil. November 5-10. The Shoe Factory, 304 Ermou Street, Nicosia. 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Tel: 22-663871. firstname.lastname@example.org
Theatre Staircase ETHAL presents a British comedy with Kostas Vichas and Achilleas Grammatikopoulos. Until November 11 (on specific days). Technohoros ETHAL, 76 Franklin Roosevelt Avenue, Limassol. 8.30pm and 6.30pm on Sundays. €15/10. In Greek After the Rehearsal Theatro Ena opens new season with play by Ingmar Bergman. Until November 11. Theatro Ena, 4 Athinas Avenue. Every Friday to Sunday at 8.30pm. €12/15. In Greek. Tel: 22-348203
Same Time, Next Year Dionysos Theatre opens the new theatre season with play by Bernard Slade, directed by Nikos Charalambous. Until November 25. Dionysos Theatre, 29 Diagorou Street, Nicosia. Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 6.30pm. In Greek. €20/15. Tel: 22818999/99-621845
Ninth Brazilian Film Festival With a whole range of top quality films delving into the life, culture and politics
Oscar The New Stage of THOC presents the play based on the work by
French-Belgian dramatist Eric Emmanuel Schmitt. Until December 8. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Every two weeks Wednesday through Saturday. 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-492900 Samia Revival of ancient Greek comedy by Menander. Until December 9. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Every Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 6pm. €12/6. In Greek. The performances on December 1 and 2 will be with Greek and English surtitles. Tel: 22-864300 11:16 Anemona Theatre presents a mystery by C. G. Wilson. Until December 23. Anemona Theatre, 7 Archagelou Street, Latsia, Nicosia. Every Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 8pm. In Greek. €10. Tel: 22-573031 Shakespeare in an Hour Pirasmos Productions presents the theatrical comedy. Until December 23. Pantheon Art Cinema, 29 Diagorou Street, Nicosia. Thursday through Sunday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 70-001910 Just Broken Up Act Theatre presents play by Vassilis Myrianthopoulos & Vangelis Hatzinikolaou. Cyprus Dialect Adaptation by Christiana Artemiou. Until January
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6. Latsia Municipal Theatre, 57 Yiannos Kranidiotis Avenue, Nicosia. On specific days at 8.30pm and 6pm on Sundays. €20. Tel: 77-777181
Exhibition Cyprus of Yesterday and Today through Art and Crafts Group exhibition. Until November 10. Diachroniki Gallery Ledras, 84 Arsinoes Street, Nicosia. Open daily: 10am-7pm except Sundays. Tel: 22-680145 Dutch Wonder Group exhibition by three Dutch artists. Until November 10. Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art, 10 Solonos, Paphos. Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-6pm. Saturday: 10am-1.30pm. Tel: 99-311225 Re-generation Solo art exhibition by Solomon Moustakas. Until November 10. Is Not Gallery, 11 Odysseus, Chrysaliniotissa, Nicosia. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Tel: 22-343670 Christmas Arts and Crafts Exhibition Artwork exhibition includes Encaustic (wax), stone painting, icons, mosaics, photography, canvas prints and more. Also a selection of pottery, soaps and toiletries. Until November 11. En Plo Gallery, Paphos Harbour. Open daily: 10am–6pm. Tel: 96-664201
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Don’t Forget Dance Intuition breaks form Look out for the latest dance performance by .pelma. entitled IntuNition Early last week, IntuNition premiered in Limassol at the Rialto Theatre and proved a resounding success amongst audiences. For those of you unable to attend, be sure not to miss tomorrow’s ﬁnal performance at the new THOC theatre (central stage). In this new creation by .pelma., the dancers dare to enter unknown territory by using intuition as their only guide, to creating movement in the moment. IntuNition is all about breaking away from a traditional
On The Scene Theatre Baring the female psyche A spirited theatre community strives to offer a range of productions for theatregoers in the capital during this autumn/winter season; this week, however, there lies an alternative dramatic universe waiting to be discovered. Audiences willing to take a chance on delving into something less conventional can prepare for a mix of comedy and drama as XMAS productions presents a showcase entitled So What? In this showcase, Athena Xenidou directs nine dedicated amateur actresses in a variety of excerpts from works known and unknown that probe and reveal the female psyche. Hilarious and heartbreaking scenes alternate, creating a patchwork of monologues and dialogues that aim to provoke and stimulate the audience. While the human psyche is too complex to reach a concrete conclusion, different aspects of each performance endeavour to strike a chord with each audience member. Works by Michael Freyn, Jean Cocteau, Neil Simon, Chrysa Spilioti and others make up the material. A total of three shows are due to take place at Theatro Ena in Nicosia. The première tonight is now sold
contemporary dance aesthetic and taking the spectator into a world where energy becomes more powerful than form. The dancers’ actions and the spectators’ presence are all part of the same movement ritual; they are the embodied performance experience. For the uninitiated, .pelma. is a creative structure that supports, produces and presents performing and performance art that challenges, redeﬁnes and helps evolve dance and physical expression today. Founded in 2003 by choreographer Lia Haraki, it has been a major driving force behind the development of contemporary dance in Cyprus.
More than a ‘first reading’
IntuNition A new dance creation by .pelma. November 7. THOC New Theatre Building, (centre stage), 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €12/10. Tel: 22-864300/ 77772552 seats are limited out, which leaves audiences with two shows left to see; tomorrow night and Thursday. A very limited number of seats are available for the performance on Wednesday, please Email sowhatshowcase@ gmail.com for reservations. Please note that all net proceeds shall go to the Cyprus Autism Association. Xenidou is well-known in local theatre circles. She received her Certiﬁcate in Directing from the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles and a BA in Film Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She holds an MA in Media and International Relations. In the United States, Xenidou wrote/produced/directed three award-winning short ﬁlms – Dead End, The Made Guy and Tripwire. Her feature ﬁlm Unwitnessed Memories, won Best Documentary at the Houston International Film Festival. She has directed several theatre productions, among which The Shadow Box at the Cyprus National Theatre, was nominated for three honours, bagging Best Actor for Stavros Louras at the 2010 Theatre Awards. So What? XMAS Production presents a drama showcase featuring a selection of monologues and duologues performed by nine inspired actresses. Works by Michael Freyn, Jean Cocteau and others. November 6-8. Theatro Ena, Nicosia. 8.30pm. In English and Greek. €15. All net proceeds shall go to the Cyprus Autism Association. Tel: 22-348203. Reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bergman’s powerful script, After the Rehearsal, originally written for the screen in 1984, offers a window into the inherently complex process of staging a play, tearing down the illusion of the polished ﬁnal piece and unveiling the intricate technical course behind its makings. As part of Theatro Ena’s 25th anniversary, what could only be termed an impressive ‘ﬁrst reading’ of this inﬂuential material by a cast of well-versed professional actors, is on offer for the next two weeks in Nicosia and Limassol. The play depicts the complex relationship between Henry (Manolis Michaelides), a 60something director sitting pensively on the set of his latest production, and Anna (Penny Foiniri), the young girl he has cast as his lead actress, who lingers behind with the excuse of a lost bracelet. This simple scene instantly sparks expectations of ﬂirtatious innuendo, yet
Tomorrow Music Around the world in one evening
Celebrated Dutch trombonist llja Reijngoud has put together a musical project along with the young and talented Elizabeth Simonian
Promoting the album Around the Word, Ilja Reijngoud and Elizabeth Simonian will be performing live on the Rialto Theatre stage tomorrow evening for a one-night only extravaganza. The album, which was released last summer, will form a basis for part of the concert which moves between Greek and Armenian folk music and Scandinavian Jazz. Music and sounds are enhanced by Swedish poetry, traditional songs and inﬂuences of the Mediterranean, coupled with personal compositions by Ilja Reijngoud. Both artists
disappointingly, the chemistry between these two promising characters exists only within the written lines. Fortunately, the one hour, 40 minute show is temporarily rescued by actress Erica Begeti, in the role of Henry’s deceased former star and lover (she appears in a reverie), who also happens to be Anna’s mother. Begeti takes full advantage of the opportunities offered by her role as a mentally unstable adulteress, bringing the stage to life with her colourful interpretation of insanity. As the action returns to the living, it again becomes clear that the show’s direction has paid little attention to the spoken lines themselves, for had they heeded the in-depth analysis included in the text of how to stage a theatre play, they may have been equipped to take it slightly further than a simple ‘reading’. Of course, the script does also advise that, should an actor be at a will be accompanied by Dutchman Thierry Castel on piano and Cypriot musicians, Andreas Rodosthenous on fretless electric bass and Stelios Xydias on drums. As one of Holland’s foremost trombonist/composers, Reijngoud began playing trombone at the age of 12, graduated cum laude from the Hilversum Conservatory in Holland in 1996 and was later hired by the conservatory to teach. In 1998, Reijngoud and his former teacher Bart van Lier founded an exclusive trombone department at the Rotterdam Conservatory. In recent years, he has taught clinics and workshops throughout Europe, as well as in Los Angeles and New Orleans. He has appeared on more than 30 recordings with such jazz luminaries as Clark Terry, Toots Thielemans, Kenny Werner, George Coleman, David Murray, Tom Harrell, and many others. He is a member of the Dutch Jazz Orchestra, the Houdinis, the Cubop
loss, he may dictate the lines ‘simply and clearly’, which, were this the intended direction, it was well met, particularly by the show’s protagonist, Manolis Michaelides. The lack of realism and authenticity in a setting that promises so much, cannot but ultimately disappoint, yet if one were to assume the absence of direction or creativity in the overall staging of this production was purposely intended to allow the script itself to take the limelight, then I must once again commend the company for accomplishing their mission. After the Rehearsal Theatro Ena opens new season with play by Ingmar Bergman. Until November 11. Theatro Ena, 4 Athinas Avenue. Every Friday to Sunday at 8.30pm. €12/15. In Greek. Tel: 22348203 November 17 & 18. Theatro Ena, Limassol. Tel: 96-458399 By Eleni Cosma City Big Band, and other Dutch ensembles. Meanwhile, Simonian is a rising star in her own right, who has quickly established herself in the Dutch music scene. She’s become known for her musical diversity, her beautiful voice and the delicate way she is able to convey lyrics and create an atmosphere that engages and moves the listener. Born in Cyprus to a Swedish mother and Armenian father, Simonian found her way to Holland to study music where she graduated with honours from the Rotterdam Conservatory last year. Her music, like her rich and diverse background, brings a unique atmosphere that merges jazz, pop and world music into intoxicating melting pot. Around the World Renowned composer and soloist llja Reijngoud presents Elizabeth Simonian in a range of songs inspired by Greek and Armenian traditional music. November 7. Rialto Theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. Tel: 77-777745
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Greek ‘tax cheat’ list suicide, no o conviction Austerity measures: Greeks walk in central Athens
Anti-corruption journalist charged while corrupt go free report Renee Maltezou and Dina Kyriakidou
EONIDAS Tzanis, a Greek provincial lawyer and former government minister, went down to his basement garage in the city of Volos last month, tied a TV cable to a metal beam and hanged himself. Friends and family say Tzanis died because he was on a list, one of several hinting at ﬁnancial crimes which are dominating Greek headlines and ﬁlling a vacuum created by the state’s failure to act decisively on tax evasion and corruption. Shortly before his suicide, the 57-year-old told a friend he could no longer bear the humiliation of seeing his name on a published list of politicians allegedly under investigation for offences ranging from tax evasion to amassing illegal wealth. “Half of me died with him,” said his brother Mihalis, 67, a retired taxi driver in Volos. “We come from a poor family and he was a self-made man. He was very sensitive and the list really affected him.” The list published by Greek website zougla.gr in late September named 36 politicians, past and present, who it says were being investigated by the ﬁnancial crimes squad. It is just one of at least ﬁve lists that have driven Greek political gossip and headlines for the past couple of months. In the middle of a national crisis, and in the absence of effective action against tax cheats and the corrupt, the
lists occupy the ground somewhere between libellous rags and public charge sheets. Passed around by email, they are used by activists and journalists alike as a means of pressuring opponents. In the feverish atmosphere, some believe that good people are being pulled down with the bad. “The corrupt must be punished but innocent people are being dragged through the mud,” said parliamentary deputy Mihalis Karhimakis. He came to the defence of Tzanis, a fellow socialist. “I don’t believe he was implicated but some people are in the business of manufacturing guilty parties. How will they face God?” said Karhimakis, who appeared on the same list.
The government has not acknowledged the validity of any of the lists and nobody named has been charged with any wrong-doing. This has cemented Greeks’ belief that a corrupt and incompetent ruling class has led the nation into crisis. Both the conservative New Democracy and socialist PASOK parties, which have ruled Greece for decades, have repeatedly campaigned on anti-corruption tickets. Challenged on their failure to deliver results, they say it takes time to cure a chronic ill which is now in the hands of judicial authorities. “It is up to the justice system to investigate and the Greek government does not interfere,” a government ofﬁcial said on condition of ano-
The Samaras government has made no ofﬁcial comment on the list
Anti-austerity: more and more measures have seen more and more people out on the streets demonstrating
nymity. So far, the only other obvious casualty has been journalist Costas Vaxevanis, who was detained for publishing the ‘Lagarde List’, naming over 2,000 Greeks who held HSBC bank accounts in Switzerland. He was cleared by a court on Thursday of charges of breaching data privacy laws. Another list allegedly includes 50,000 Greeks who sent more than €100,000 abroad, a fourth carries those who moved out over €300,000 and a ﬁfth names people who bought property in cities such as London, Paris and New York in the last decade. Karhimakis, who has raised several scandals in parliament in recent years, said he had heard he was being investigated over what he says are false accusations that he owned three hotels, probably in revenge for his anti-corruption campaigning. Like several others on the list, he said he took legal steps to expunge his name and said he secured public assurances from ﬁnancial prosecutors that he is not being investigated. Karhimakis said Greek legal authorities were sometimes erratic, doing little to investigate the circumstances of Tzanis’ death or major cor-
ruption cases, but rushing to arrest Vaxevanis. “We have a two-speed justice system,” he said. The government says the judicial system is independent. In an uncommonly swift judicial move, the editor of the Hot Doc weekly magazine has already been tried for publishing the Lagarde List, which French authorities passed to Greece in 2010. Before his equally rapid acquittal on charges that carried up to two years in jail, his case had caused an uproar among press and rights groups abroad. Vaxevanis said three ministers had sat on the list for years and done nothing to bring tax dodgers to justice. “Various lists are circulating around newsrooms, creating a sick political climate and being used for blackmail,” said Vaxevanis, who said he received the list from an anonymous sender. “It’s time for authorities to stop telling the public fairy tales and start a real investigation into wrongdoing,” he said before the trial ended. “They are covering up for those responsible, the politicians behind this.” The published list of 2,059 names includes dozens of prominent Greeks such as shipping tycoons and two
politicians. It also names a painter, an actress and many listed as architects, doctors, lawyers and housewives. It does not include amounts. Greek ofﬁcials say the list originates from wide-ranging data stolen by a former HSBC employee, Herve Falciani, which the French authorities obtained. George Papaconstantinou, who was Greek ﬁnance minister at the time, has said he received the list
Vaxevanis said thre on the list for years to bring tax dod from Christine Lagarde, then his counterpart in Paris and now head of the International Monetary Fund. Lagarde and French ofﬁcials have not responded to requests for comment. Greek politicians have offered a variety of scenarios of what happened after the list arrived in Athens, but no full explanation of why authorities did not follow up on anything. Papaconstantinou testiﬁed to parliament last week that he received the list from La-
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garde and passed about 20 names to the ﬁnancial crimes squad for checks. Drawing jeers from MPs, Papaconstantinou said he then handed a CD with the data to an aide who appeared to have misplaced it. Evangelos Venizelos - who succeeded Papaconstantinou as ﬁnance minister and now leads the socialist party - said the squad’s chief gave him a USB ﬂash drive containing a
e ministers had sat s and done nothing dgers to justice list, but he was not sure if this was the original or had any value. Venizelos delivered the drive to conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras a few weeks ago when he realised no other copy existed. The government has made no ofﬁcial comment but a source said the list was now in the hands of the justice system. In contrast to Greece, which kept the list in drawers for years, other authorities around Europe have used Falciani’s data to pur-
sue cases of suspected tax evasion. Athens has also been slow in clinching a deal with Swiss authorities on taxing money stashed away by wealthy Greeks in secret accounts. According to a May 2009 study by Helvea, Greeks held an estimate $27 billion in Switzerland. Britain and Germany have already signed agreements with Switzerland but Greek ofﬁcials said preliminary talks launched last year were continuing and there was no progress to report. Swiss ofﬁcials have not commented publicly on what is holding up the negotiations. Reuters contacted more than 20 of the more prominent ﬁgures on the Lagarde list. Most declined or were unavailable to comment, but some have come forward to defend themselves. Journalist Yiorgos Trangas said he ended up with a Swiss account by accident after HSBC bought Britain’s Midland Bank, where he had an account at its Athens branch. Trangas said he cut his ties with the bank 12 years ago. Businessman Lavrentis Lavrentiadis, who was charged by a Greek public prosecutor for fraud over a scandal that has led to the demise of the small Greek bank Proton,
told Reuters his Swiss account was part of legitimate business activities. He is awaiting trial on charges of defrauding the government and embezzling funds from Proton Bank, where he was a major shareholder, but he denies any wrongdoing. “There is nothing grey and nothing illegal,” said Lavrentiadis about his Swiss account. “The account for which I am listed has less than €50,000.” The Lagarde list, which was also published by the major daily Ta Nea last Monday with extensive disclaimers about its validity, has so far produced no obvious leads into tax evasion. Experts estimate that Greece’s shadow economy amounted to more than a quarter of annual output in 2011, the highest level in the European Union and up slightly from 2009. A June study by the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago found that tax evasion cost the Greek state €28 billion in 2009. This equated to 31 per cent of the budget deﬁcit that year, and it said the prime evaders were outwardly respectable professionals such as doctors and lawyers. The researchers did not need to count the yachts moored in expensive marinas
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Obvious casualty: journalist Costas Vaxevanis
‘The corrupt must be punished but innocent people are being dragged through the mud’ parliamentary deputy Mihalis Karhimakis
or the mansions with swimming pools on Greek islands to make their point. Gaining access to data at a top Greek bank, they found that professionals had debt repayments that almost exceeded the income they declared to the tax authorities. The self-employed earned 1.92 times the amount they reported, they said. In a recent crackdown on tax dodgers meant to show the public some action is being taken, police arrested 1,114 Greeks in the ﬁrst nine months of the year - from doctors to shop owners - but with little ﬁnancial gain for
the state. Deputy Finance Minister Yiorgos Mavragannis told parliament in October that Greece had gathered just €19 million out of the €13 billion it is owed in uncollected taxes. Financial crime units have bitterly complained in the past about cracking cases and arresting suspects only to see them get off on technicalities after several years in the justice system. A 2009 promise to create special tax courts has remained in the planning stages. Court ofﬁcials deny accusations they are chasing journalists who expose corrup-
tion while dragging their feet on prosecuting tax cheats. One ofﬁcial said the ﬁrst published list, which prompted Tzanis’ suicide, did not bring arrests because it named public ﬁgures not private citizens. This lack of action is fanning anger among a public which is often turning to extremist parties to protest waves of salary cuts and tax increases sweeping away their standard of living. With none of the politicians implicated in a series of scandals convicted, the whole political class is held responsible and prominent ﬁgures are often heckled or attacked on the street. In Volos, where in Greek mythology Jason and the Argonauts set sail to ﬁnd the Golden Fleece, some local people had little sympathy for Tzanis. “If I were clean, I wouldn’t be afraid of any list,” said sales clerk Yannis Spyropoulos, 35. One local resident said Greece’s crisis has claimed many more victims than Tzanis. “This death shook me,” said neighbour Aspa Theodorou, 42, a housewife. “But I am moved more by the innocent, anonymous citizens who kill themselves because they are victims of this crisis.”
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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA cellent condition. Information: Tel. 99621554 FOR RENT studio Nikis Ave. 430, Ag. Andreas 295, 1 bdrm Platy 480 furnished, Kennedy Ave. furnished 440, 2 bdrm Lykavito furnished 575, Nikis Ave. furnished 500, Acropolis brand new furnished 550, Ag. Dometios ground ﬂoor with garden 600, 3 bdrm Ag. Omologites house ideal for cultural centre/spa 850, Strovolos 600, 4 bdrm Acropolis ground ﬂoor 800, Dasoupolis new independent house 1200. 21 PROPERTY FINDER LTD. A.M. 627, A.A. 108/E 99474839, 99646822 WHOLE FLOOR OFFICE FOR RENT in Ayios Andreas, Nicosia, 240 m2, 8 ofﬁces plus conference room, reception area, kitchen and WC, structured cabling, hot and cold aircon, 1800 euros pcm, tel. 99 895649 FOR RENT – three-bedroom ﬂat in Lykavitos, Nicosia. Open plan fully-equipped kitchen and living area, two bathrooms, air conditioning and central heating. Big veranda. Near the town centre and University of Cyprus. Contact 99-721911 / 99454141 3 BEDROOMS ﬂat on second ﬂoor in a block of six ﬂats, in a nice position at Strovolos area, fully a/c, c/h, covered parking place for one car, recently painted. Rent €650pm.
TO LET NICOSIA (furnished if required). Tel: 97773358. **************************** 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 the other 3 bedrooms and extra shower in the 5th bedroom - Strovolos €2500 (H5ST10001-R), (photos in the website). 2. H3ST10010-R, 2 Bedroom plus ofﬁce semi-detached house 180sq.m with central heating, fully a/c, covered parking in a quiet area off Tseriou avenue. Strovolos, €600 (photos in website). 3. 2 bedr fully renovated semi detached house 120 sq. m, a/c for hot and cold, small yard, FULLY FURNSIHED or not, double glazed windows with aluminum shutters, in a quiet area off Nikis behind Burger King - ACROPOLIS €650 (H2ACS0001-R), (photos in the website). 4. H3ST10012-R, 3 bedr luxury semi detached house with
TO LET NICOSIA central heating independent, a/c, 3wc, parquet ﬂoor, ﬁre place, electrical appliances in the kitchen, curtains, SHARED SWIMMING POOL, in a very quiet neighborhood in the area near Falcon school. Strovolos € 1200, (photos in website). 5. 4 bedr new luxury detached house, separate maid’s room, central heating, full Ac, 260sq.m, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, blinds on all the windows, 4wc, 2 showers, 1 bathroom, 2 covered parking, big garden with grass in a quiet neighbourhood in a dead end near French Ambassador house - Strovolos €1400 (H4ST10045-R), (photos in the website). 6. 3 bedr+big attic room with shower and wc luxury new house, 210sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 4wc, blinds on all windows, cooker and oven in the kitchen, small garden, covered parking near Alpha Mega supermarket - STROVOLOS €1200 (H4ST10007-R), (photos in the website). 7. 3 bedr upstairs and one downstairs luxury detached house built in 2 plots of land with big garden and big over ﬂoor swimming pool 4 X 10, central heating, full a/c, 2 covered parking, FULLY NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, double glazed windows(PVC), electric shutters on all win-
TO LET NICOSIA dows, in a very quiet neighbourhood, in the centre of Latsia near Carrefour - LATSIA €2700 (H4LAT0010-R), (photos in the website). 8. 4 bedr luxury detached house + big separate maid’s room, central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining area, big separate family room with ﬁre place, big kitchen with breakfast area, 4wc, parquet ﬂoor all the house, mature garden on the front and back of the house, 3 covered parking, in a quiet area - PARISSINOS €2300 (H4PA20006-R), (photos in the website). 9. 3 bedr upstairs and 2 separate bedroom in the basement luxury detached house(all the bedrooms with en suite bathrooms/shower), also separate kitchen and sitting room in the basement which has also separate entrance from the house, central heating, full a/c, solid parquet ﬂoor all the house, big sitting and dining room with ﬁre place, big fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area and family room, big overﬂoor, swimming pool with covered patio area with fully equipped bar(bbq, fridge, freezer, cooker), mature garden around the house, 2 parking places, alarm system near the Cyprus Conference Centre- PLATY AGLANTZIAS €3500 (H5PAG0002-R), (photos in the website). 10. 4 bedr semi detached house with central heating,
TO LET NICOSIA 4 a/c, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms, 180sq.m, electrical appliances, small yard, bbq area, off Kostantinoupoleos street near French ambassador residence.- STROVOLOS €900 (H4ST10043-R), (photos in the website). 11. 4 bedr luxury semi detached house with good size garden with grass, big covered patio with bbq area, central heating, a/c units, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, 2 covered parking, FULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED, in a quiet area in a dead end close to all amenities and schools. ANTHOUPOLIS €1300 (H4ANT0002-R), (photos in the website). 12. 2 bedr + attic room luxury house with central heating, full expensive air conditions Daikin, blinds, cooker and oven in the kitchen, in a quiet area near Sampson farm - STROVOLOS €700 (H3ST10013-R), (photos in the website). 13. 3 bedr detached house with extra room for ofﬁce, 250sq.m, central heating independent, 4a/c, big renovated, kitchen with cooker and oven, big sitting and dining room with parquet ﬂoor and ﬁre place, 1bathroom, 1 shower, 2wc, 2 covered parking, big verandas surrounded by trees and bushes off 28th October street - Makedonitissa €1300 (H4STI0043-R), (photos in the website).
TO LET NICOSIA 14. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, all the bedrooms very big and all with big bathroom/ shower, sitting room upstairs, attic room with shower and wc, ofﬁce space/maid’ s room with shower and wc, central heating, full AC, 450sq.m, big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with sitting area and ﬁtted cooker and oven, 6 wc, 2 covered parking’s, big yard with tiles and garden with grass, bbq area in a very quiet neighbourhood near the CYBC ( RIK) station and near a neighbourhood park – Aglantzia €2000(H4AGZ0005-R), (photos in the website). 15. 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 - €3000 (H4PA20005-R), (photos on the website). For many more properties with photos visit our website at www.landtouristestates.com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225/96422225/96422226, www.landtouristestates.com ***************************** LUXURY FLATS:
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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA 1. 3 bedr furnished apartment, 140sq.m, near Cyprus Hilton, kitchen, bathroom and extra guests toilet, large sitting room, opposite a small park, recently renovated independent oil central heating, air conditions, solar heater, covered parking – Acropolis €630 (A3ACS0040-R), (photos in the website). 2. AINIC0006- R, 1 bedr., fully furnished and equipped apartment, 50sq.m, 2AC for hot and cold, covered verandah, covered parking, nice view, off Makarios avenue between Hilton and DEBENHAMS shop. Nicosia centre, € 450 (photos in website). 3. 2 bedrs luxury big apartment in a small building with 4 apartments only, very big bedrooms with parquet ﬂoor, 125sq.m, central heating independent, 3ac, Fully nicely furnished separate kitchen, big sitting and dining area, 2wc, covered parking behind Hilton hotel off Kennedy and Makarios close to the centre.– NICOSIA CENTRE €600 (A2NIC0026-R), (photos in the website). 4. A1DAS0010-R, 1 bedr luxury spacious apartment with big sitting and dining room, big bathroom, big bedroom with shutters, covered veranda, storage heaters, 2a/c, cooker and oven in the kitchen, covered parking in a quiet area in a small modern building near Acropolis Park. Dasoupolis
TO LET NICOSIA €400 (photos in website). 5. 2 bedrs big luxury ﬂat, 110sq. m+big covered veranda, CH ind, 3 a/c, cooker, oven in the kitchen, roller blinds, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, parquet and granite ﬂoor, big bedrooms, big sitting and dining room, covered parking, intercom, on a small building with 6 ﬂats only near Coca Cola factory 2 km from McDonalds in Egomi – Agios Dometios €550 (A2ADO0013-R), (photos in the website). 6. 1 bedr new modern luxury apartment, 50sq.m, 2 a/c for hot and cold, nicely modern furnished, 3rd ﬂoor, covered parking, 6 year old in a quiet neighborhood off Kantaras street. - STROVOLOS €400 (A1ST10009-R), (photos in the website).
TO LET NICOSIA 9. 3 bedr luxury spacious ﬂoor 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).
7. New 2 bedr luxury apartment, 90sq.m, storage heaters, 3 a/c, cooker and oven, covered verandah, 2 wc, NICELY FURNISHED, covered parking and storage room of Kyriakou Matsi street near the centre – Agioi Omologites €650 (A2AOM0008-R), (photos in the website).
10. A2ADO0006-R, 2 bedr luxury upper ﬂat, fully renovated, 120sq.m, fully furnished, AC for hot and cold, 2 bathrooms en suite in the bedrooms (one with Jacuzzi), 3wc, parking, near of Ag. Dometios police station, Coca Cola factory and close to Alpha Mega supermarket and University of Nicosia. Price includes common expenses. Agios Dometios, only €500 (photos in website).
8. A1ACS0007- R, 1 bedr luxury spacious apartment with 2 a/c for hot and cold, electrical appliances in the kitchen, big bedroom, covered veranda, blinds, covered parking, in a quiet area near Acropolis park. NICELY FURNISHED. Acropolis €450 (photos in website).
11. 3 bedr luxury spacious ground ﬂoor apartment with separate entrance, big verandas and garden, big sitting and dining room, central heating independent, full a/c, 2wc, very big master bedroom, electrical appliances in the kitchen, aluminum shut-
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ters on windows, parquet laminate ﬂoor all the ﬂat, covered parking, storage room, in a very quiet neighborhood in a dead end street, off Athalasas Avenue behind Stephanis near English School €800 (A3ST10030-R), (photos in the website). 12. A2LYK0006-R, 2 bedr penthouse apartment with big veranda 60sq.m, storage heaters, full a/c, 2 bathrooms(one en suite), big sitting room, big
separate kitchen with cooker and oven, blinds, covered parking near Agios Antonios market CLOSE TO THE UNIVERSITY. Lykavitos €510 (photos in website). 13. A2ST10028- R, 2 bedr new luxury apartment on the 1st ﬂoor of a 2 storey building, with a/c for hot and cold, fully nicely modern furnished, big covered veranda, parking, in a quiet neighbourhood. (no common expenses). Strovo-
los €600 (photos in website). 14. A2NIC0001- R New luxury ﬁnished 2 bedr apartment with separate electric ﬂoor heating for each room, a/c units, parquet ﬂoor all the ﬂat, big sitting and dining area, electrical appliances in the kitchen, fully modern furnished and equipped, big bedrooms, covered veranda, central satellite dish, cable net service, blinds on the windows. In the centre opposite the walls, Ni-
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OFFICE FOR RENT opposite sea with amazing sea views. 120sqm, 2 bathrooms, kitchen. Security system, cabling and server room ready. Price â‚Ź1300/month tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre.com/listingLIM-0103 ***************************** BRAND NEW OFFICE FOR RENT on busy shopping street in Limassol 170sqm, raised ďŹ‚ooring, ready to be occupied. Price â‚Ź3000/month tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre. com/listing-lim-0155.
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TO LET PAPHOS Very Large Courtyard, Parking. â‚Ź280 FULLY FURNISHED PROPERTIES WANTED MORE PROPETIES AVAILABLE FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 99862922 ***************************** 1. 1 bedroom, fully furnished apartment in Peyia in a small complex in a very quiet area, air condition throughout, spectacular sea and mountain views and communal pool, pets allowed Price: â‚Ź270 o.n.o 2. 2 bedroom, fully furnished apartment in Peyia in a small complex in a very quiet area, 1 bathroom, air condition throughout, spectacular sea and mountain views and communal pool, close to all amenities, pets allowed Price: â‚Ź320 o.n.o 3. 2 bedroom, fully furnished apartment in Peyia in a small complex, quiet area, 1 W/C downstairs, 1 bathroom, air condition throughout, communal pool, balcony, lovely sea and mountain views, close to all amenities, satellite dish, pets allowed, Price: â‚Ź370 o.n.o 4. 4 bedroom fully furnished detached Villa in Peyia in small complex, private swimming pool, BBQ area and small garden, 1 en-suite bathroom in master bedroom, downstairs bedroom and bathroom, air condition throughout, 2 balconies, very spacious rooms, with additional storage space, lovely sea and mountain views, close to all amenities, satellite dish, pets allowed. Price: â‚Ź750 o.n.o ALL THE ABOVE PROPERTIES ARE PRIVATELY OWNED PLEASE CALL: 99351008/99563020 ***************************** FLOWRON PROPERTY SERVICES LTD: PROVIDING AN EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE FOR TENANTS AND LANDLORDS: PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR RENT LONG TERM RENTAL. PROPERTIES WANTED: FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT WITH KEY HOLDING AND RENT COLLECTIONS OFFERED 1 Mandria: 3 bed unfurnished apartment on a quiet complex with communal pool, off street allocated parking, white goods, blinds Ref: 969 Price 350
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2 Konia: 3 bedroom unfurnished town house with communal pool in nice residential area, near to all local amenities: Ref: 1027 Price 500 3 Yeroskipou: 2 bed furnished Town house, downstairs wc, kitchen, dining/sitting room, upstairs 2 bedroom, family bathroom: Ref: 1169 Price 350 4 Mesogi: Luxury 4 bed unfurnished villa with large living areas, downstairs bedroom with en suite, 3 bedrooms upstairs, Fire place, Modern villa, residential area Private pool: fully fenced off: pets welcome Ref: 783 Price 750 5 Secret Valley: fully furnished, modern style, easy maintenance gardens, Private heated pool, quiet residential area, near golf area: Ref: 1186 Price 800 6 Kissonergra: 4 bedroom villa offered furnished, downstairs bedroom, 3 upstairs, en suite, family bathroom, closed garage, private pool, on its own very private no near by villas: Ref 0003 Price 900 7 Tala: 3 bedroom villa offered part furnished with private pool, stunning sea views, property is a family home, central heating, residential Ref: 988 Price 700 8 Coral Bay/Peyia: large luxury villa with central heating, large gardens, AC, off street parking, stunning views, quality ﬁttings and furniture’s: Ref: 1176 Price 3500 OFFICE: 120 MARKARIOS AVENUE, PAPHOS. OFFICE: 26600450 MOBILE: 97614070 many properties available on WEB: www. ﬂowron.com Email info@ ﬂowron.com
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call 99329357 Or please view at are website www.cyprussands.com Fully Registered Company in Cyprus ***************************** 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. Chlorakas 1 bed ground ﬂoor furnished apartment with central heating, communal pool and parking, sky TV. €335 pcm including all bills 2. Kissonerga 2 bed town house, small garden, off street parking, close to bus and shops. NO POOL €350 pcm 3. Sea Front 200 sq-m plus detached villa, large plot, ample parking, cul-de-sac, stunning sea views, loads of room and storage. Must be viewed. €900 pcm open to offers. 4. Peyia 2 bed 2 bathroom house, a/c, ceiling fans, ﬂy screens, storage, satellite TV, private parking, swimming pool, From €350 pcm REDUCED THIS IS JUST A SMALL SELECTION OF PROPERTIES THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE AND MANY MORE PLEASE CALL EITHER 96 545 174 OR E-MAIL ON enquiries@ cypruspropertysolutions.com LANDLORDS; WE NEED YOUR PROPERTIES NOW. PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT. ***************************** 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
1. UNIVERSAL AREA €450 spacious 3 bedroom apartment, master with ensuite & walk in wardrobe. Second ﬂoor with lift. Covered parking & storage. Situated on a complex with communal pool & security entrance barrier. Fully furnished with modern furniture. Great central location. Website reference number_473 2. SEA CAVES €500 we are delighted to offer this detached 2 bedroom villa situated on a corner plot in a quiet residen-
TO LET PAPHOS tial area offering sea views. Gated drive for off street parking. Fully enclosed good sized low maintenance garden with private pool offering privacy and shaded areas. Available unfurnished or part furnished. Pets allowed at owners’ discretion. Website reference number: RTL_482 3. TALA €590 unfurnished modern 3 bedroom detached villa offering total privacy & breathtaking sea views. Includes under ﬂoor heating plus real ﬁre. Master with ensuite. Storage room. Shutters & ﬂyscreens. Covered veranda, garden with mature plants, private pool offering sea views. Off street parking. A beautiful home. website reference number: RTL_530 4. PEYIA €700 price includes pool cleaning. If you are looking for a villa with breathtaking views & privacy then this property is for you. This modern detached 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villas is furnished with modern furniture, including satellite TV. One bedroom & bathroom on ground ﬂoor. a spacious enclosed garden with private pool offering stunning views. Off street parking. Website reference number: RTL_401 5. MANDRIA €750 modern detached 4 bedroom villa, master with ensuite. Fully enclosed low maintenance garden offering private pool. Available unfurnished to in-
TO LET PAPHOS clude white goods, blackout blinds, curtains, ceiling fans & log burner for those winter months. Immaculate condition. Pets allowed at owners’ discretion. Website reference number: RTL_633 offers considered. 6. KONIA €750 spacious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom bungalow (168 sq metres) on plot size of 707 sq metres. Situated in a quiet residential area offering enclosed easy maintenance garden with no pool. Separate kitchen, utility room, and master with ensuite. Off street parking for a number of cars. Available fully furnished or part/unfurnished. website reference number: RTL_605 7. KATO PAPHOS €800 large 4 bedroom detached villa situated in the sought after residential area of Limnaria. Walking distance to the beach and the many amenities of Kato Paphos. Spacious living accommodation offering an enclosed garden with c/pool. Fully furnished with modern furniture & solar panels. website reference number: RTL_442 8. TALA €900 a charming detached 4 bedroom villa with character, situated on a corner plot in a quiet residential area with breathtaking sea views. Spacious living rooms with central heating & real ﬁreplace. Separate kitchen & dining room. Good-sized garden offering private pool and stone-built barbeque area.
TO LET PAPHOS Undercover parking. website reference number RTL_638 Tel: 97790883 ofﬁce: 26271858 visit our website for many more properties www. mrrent-paphos.net email: email@example.com ***************************** 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 97648440 FOR MORE INFORMATION. LANDLORDS CALL IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT.!!! 1. MESA CHORIO – 2 bed 2 bath fully furnished ground ﬂoor apartment set on an elevated position on this prestigious development. Open plan living area. Good sized kitchen. 2 double, bedrooms, master with en-suite shower room. Family bathroom. Large patio areas with enclosed gardens and lovely sea views. Covered parking and security gates.. Comm swimming pool, and landscaped gardens. Euros 425.00 a month. 2 bed apartment same complex Euros 400.00 a month. 2 MESOGI 3 bed 3 bath furnished apartment in handy location close to the shopping areas. Large open plan living area and dining area.. Fully ﬁtted dining/kitchen with appli-
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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS ances . Guest WC. Utilty room. 3 double bedrooms one with en-suite. Family bathroom. Balcony & and parking. Euros 500.00 a month. Suit nondrivers! 3. TOMB OF THE KINGS – 3 bed fully furnished apartment in established block. Own entrance via stairway. Open plan living area. Dining kitchen. 3 bedrooms and family bathroom. A/C, sat TV. Internet available. Large balcony area. Parking. Euros 350.00 per month 4. KISSONEGA - 3 bed 2 bath unfurnished villa. Set in enclosed gardens the villa consists of open plan living area. Full itted kitchen. Small utility area. Conservatory room. Ground ﬂoor bed room with en-suite. Stairs to two double bedrooms and family bathroom. Pool and off street parking. Euros 600.00 per month 5. STROUMBI – 2 bed fully furnished stone bungalow set in quiet location. Open plan living area with working ﬁreplace. Spacious dining kitchen. 2 double bedrooms and family bathroom with corner bath. Landscaped gardens, swimming pool and covered parking. Realistically priced Euros 500.00 per month or close offers only 6. UNIVERSAL AREA. 2 bed fully furnished apartment. Living area, ﬁtted kitchen. 2 double bedrooms and family bathroom. A/C, Enclosed garden area, comm. Pool
TO LET PAPHOS and parking. Euros 375.00 a month or offers. 1 & 2 bed apartments available on Universal starting at 250 euros per month. 7. CORAL BAY - 3 bed, 3.5 bath furnished/unfurnished villa situated very near to the centre and within easy walking of beaches and restaurants. Open plan living area with fully ﬁtted kitchen. Doors out to garden and pool. Ground ﬂoor bedroom with ensuite. Separate guest WC. Stairs to 2 double bedroom both with en-suite and balcony areas. Private pool, gardens, BBQ area and covered verandahs. Central location.Euros 650.00 per month or close offers. 8. STROUMBI– 3 bed 2.5 bath large unfurnished villa in quiet village area. Spacious open plan living area with feature ﬁreplace and dining space Good sized ﬁtted kitchen and breakfast area. Guest WC with storage area.3 double bedrooms. Master with en-suite bathroom. Family bathroom. Enclosed gardens, pool and off street parking. Realistically priced Euros 550.00 per month. OVNO FOR FULL LISTINGS OF A PA R T M E N T S / T O W N HOUSES AND VILLA PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL LANDLORDS/ OWNERS PLEASE CALL PLEASE CALL 97648440 or
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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FOR SALE LARNACA 75 m2 private roof garden, 2 covered 25 m2 verandas, 3 bed, furnished and equipped, 2 bath, private covered parking, storage, shared pool, gym, sauna, Hassapis 2006. 225.000 €, 99073975.
email:inforentals@aol. com ***************************** 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. *****************************
PROPERTY FOR SALE LIMASSOL 2 BED FLAT on the beach 70sq m €375,000 – title deeds 99337415 ***************************** COUNTRY VILLA 7 miles Limassol centre, 5 beds 4 baths + ofﬁce, €480.000-title deeds, rented for €13.000p.a. 99672602 ***************************** FOR SALE AGIOS TYCHONAS detached 2 bedroom house with deeds. Sea/mountain views. Retiled, replastered, rewired, replumbed. Fans. A/C. Handmade solid wood kitchen. Large lounge/ dining area. 2 mins from highway. Email janmurr1@yahoo. co.uk for photos and info. Price €235, 000. ***************************** BARGAIN PRICE DETACHED HOME FOR QUICK SALE with title deeds. Located on a quite cul de sac in Germasoyia within a short 2 minute drive to the beach and tourist area. 3 bedroom. 325sqm plot, 160sqm house. Price € 385.000 tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre.com/listing-lim-0337
LARNACA DUPLEX PENTHOUSE OROKLINI, zen, 110 m2,
NICOSIA HOUSE FOR SALE AT ARCHANGELOS AREA (Nicosia) WITH SEMI-DETACHED STUDIO FOR HOUSEKEEPER AND GARDEN 300 sq.m - with Title. 3 bedrooms (one big with dressing room and bathroom). Open big space Kitchen with Dining and Living Room. Two Bathrooms and one WC for Guests. Fully Air-conditioned, Central Heating €390.000 TEL 99668822/99680700 ***************************** NICOSIA, FLAT FOR SALE: 2 bdrm ﬂat with title deeds, 110 sq.m., fully renovated, best central area, 800m from the European University, excellent view, €99.000. Tel. 99621914. ***************************** 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. Negotiable Call: 99 330 908 ***************************** 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.
PAPHOS ***************************** LOFOS – TALA, 3 bedroom bungalow for sale, living room, kitchen, bathroom, shower room, central heating, air con, private pool, landscaped gardens, lovely
FOR SALE PAPHOS views. Call: 99342913 – no agents ***************************** 1. PAPHOS, FLATS FOR SALE OR RENT: Kissonerga, 3 bdrm ﬂat with title deeds, in a block of 4 ﬂats only, fully renovated, 2 baths, 146 sq.m closed area, c/h, a/c, covered parking, excelent view of sea and mountains, half registration fees titll 31.12.12 reduced to €135.000 or rent €450 per month. Tel. 99621914. ***************************** FOR SALE- PAPHOS 1. REGINA GDNS- 2 Bedroom Townhouse set on a luxury complex with 3 communal pools, private parking, private driveway, rear patio, solar panels, TITLE DEEDS. Covered area 92sq. mtrs. Priced to sell at €115, 000. 2. FAROS BEACH- 2 Bedroom fully furnished apartment, situated 120m from a popular beach off Tombs of The Kings. Sea views, solar panels, private parking, spacious balcony, large family bathroom, TITLE DEEDS AVAILABLE. Priced to sell at €138, 000. 3. ATHENA GARDENS- Beautiful 2 Bedroom fully furnished ground ﬂoor apartment in Geroskipou with communal pools, gardens, large patio with roll down canvas sidings (low electricity bills). This property comes with many many extras and it is priced at 25% below value at €140, 000. Covered area 96sq. mtrs. 4. UNIVERSAL- 2 Bedroom end of terrace Townhouse, situated close to the new school and bus route, with front garden, rear patio area, and communal pool, this property comes fully furnished and is priced for a quick sale at €98, 000. TITLE DEEDS IMMINENT. 5. LIMNARIA GARDENS- 1 Bedroom fully furnished spacious top ﬂoor apartment with lounge leading to patio overlooking communal pools on a luxury complex. Shutters all round, heated pool with Jacuzzi, 200m from beach. Priced to sell at €135, 000. 6. SECRET VALLEY- Splen-
FOR SALE PAPHOS did 3 Bedroom detached villa with master bedroom en-suite, enclosed gardens, private pool next to Secret Valley Golf Course and set in a quiet cul-de-sac. This beautiful villa comes furnished with high quality furnishings and a covered area of 154sq. mtrs. Set on a plot of 408sq. mtrs. Very reasonably priced at €370, 000. 7. LOWER PEGIA- 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom detached villa with totally enclosed gardens, workshop and storage units. Master bedroom ensuite, downstairs bathroom, private 8mx4m pool, to be sold including quality furniture. Covered area 132sq. mtrs on a plot 378sq. mtrs. TITLE DEEDS. Priced to sell at €295, 000. 8. MARATHOUNDA- Superb 4 Bedroom detached villa with a covered area 310sq. mtrs on a beautiful plot of 928sq. mtrs. Set in an unspoilt area offering marvellous views. All bedrooms en-suite, large lounge with stone carved ﬁre surround and wood burning ﬁre, black granite work surfaces, traditional stone arches, private 8mx4m pool, outbuildings, garage. Many many extras. Price includes all furniture and white goods. TITLE DEEDS. Priced well below the market value at €475, 000. For further details please contact 99874804 or E-mail: rocpropertiescyp@gmail. com ***************************** FOR SALE special offer, €79, 000 ﬁrst ﬂoor apartment in Protaras, fully furnished with 2 bedrooms and a swimming pool. Walking distance to the beach of Ayia Triada and all amenities. Tel: 97 608941. *****************************
AYIA NAPA 1.AYIA NAPA, Studio for sale, 38 sqm, furnished and fully renovated, with title deed, in licensed complex, 5030m from Nissi Beach €49.000. Tel. 99621914. LARNACA
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Advertiser FOR PAPHIAKOS ANIMAL WELFARE SOS HELPLINE, 24 HOUR MEDICAL EMERGENCY SERVICE - CALL 99655581 CONTACT DETAILS FOR PAPHIAKOS. Paphiakos & C.C.P. Animal Welfare Education/Information Centre, No. 12 Dedalos Building, 8049 Kato Paphos PO Box 61272 8132 Kato Paphos Web. www.cyprusanimalwelfare.com www.facebook/paphiakos Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 & 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 Tel 26910325 Shop No.2 Ap Pavlou Avenue, Kato Paphos Tel 26942894 Shop No.3 Gr. Afxentiou Avensia Court 3 Larnaca 24623494 Shop No.4 9 Ayiou Ioanni Street 3061 Limassol 25561695 Peyia Information Centre & Shop & T Rooms 26622828 Polis Information Centre & Shop & T Rooms 99223572 Book Exchange Shop Trimithousa 99771763 Our shops are always happy to receive your unwanted goods! 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!! 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. FORTHCOMING EVENTS FOR PAPHIAKOS CHARITY NO. 1529 WORLD ANIMAL DAY. On Thursday October 4th Paphiakos will be micro chipping pets for only €20 including all the paperwork. For further information telephone 26953496. To celebrate World Animal Day on Thursday October 4th Paphiakos will be offering free spaying/neutering for all feral and unwanted animals as they do throughout the year. Contact 26953496 for further details. PAPHIAKOS SHELTER OPEN DAY The Open Day will be held on Sunday October 7th between 10am and 3pm. It will be a Family Fun Day out with a lot of different activities. There is car parking, toilets and refreshments on site so enjoy and join in the celebration of animals and what they bring to our lives. Entrance is €2 CHARITY HAIR CUT. On Thursday 4th October 09.30-17.30 without an appointment Andri at Atlantic Bay Hotel (2nd Floor) will be charging €5 for a haircut with all proceeds going to Paphiakos. Telephone Suzanne on 99151996 or Andri on 99604783. PAPHIAKOS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. Saturday November 24th 9am – 3pm at the Crazy Spoon Restaurant. For further details contact 99151996. Stalls, Santa’s Grotto, Donkey Rides, Pirate Pat and many more.
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CYBC 1 06.45 Proti Enimerosi 08.15 Kali Sas Mera Local variety show, with entertainment options, cookery tips and more. 11.00 Kaftes Piperies (rpt) 11.30 Istories Tou Horkou (rpt) Local comedy series, which happens to be the longest-running show on TV. 12.00 Apo Mera Se Mera Current affairs programme. 15.30 Mazi Sto CyBC 17.30 Entehnos Local cultural show. 18.00 News 18.15 Kaftes Piperies Live cookery show. 18.45 Paizoume Kypriaka New season of local game show, asking questions having to do with Cypriot dialect. 19.20 Moiraia Fengaria New local drama series inspired by Maro Kranidioti’s book ‘Otan i Moira Apofasizei’. 20.00 News 21.15 Vimata Stin Ammo Third season of local period drama, based on true events, in which “a man without pity will break all the rules for the sake of revenge”. 22.00 Ego Ki Esi Local comedy series.
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NRG Zone Kids’ TV Euromaxx EURO 2012Symphony - The Score (rpt) UEFA Masters Of European Football (rpt) Biz/Emeis (rpt) News In English News In Turkish Kati Psinetai (rpt) NRG Zone FILM: Beverly Hills Cop II The maverick cop’s investigation of a colleague’s murder leads him to a counterfeiting ring operating from a theme park. Comedy sequel, with Eddie Murphy. 1994. Brothers & Sisters Fourth season. ‘Love All’. Part two of two. Sarah and Luc have differing opinions when it comes to looking after Cooper, while Kevin and Sarah demonstrate a secret sporting talent. Justin reveals his true feelings for Rebecca, and Scotty delivers a few home truths to Kevin. Ghost Whisperer Fifth season. ‘Lethal Combination’. When Aiden is put in danger, Melinda won’t accept anything but the truth and sets out on a shocking investigation into the life of an angry murdered ghost. Repeats
05.20 Erotas (rpt) 06.10 Proini Enimerosi 06.50 Kai Oi Pantremeni Ehoun Psihi (rpt) 08.20 Englimata (rpt) 09.10 Oi Men kai Oi Den (rpt) 09.40 Ellas to Megaleio Sou (rpt) 10.20 Ekeino To Kalokairi (rpt) 11.15 Vals Me 12 Theous (rpt) 12.10 Niose Me (rpt) 13.00 News 13.20 Mera Mesimeri 14.00 Konstantinou Kai Elenis (rpt) 14.50 Tin Patisa (rpt) 16.00 Tihi Vouno (rpt) 16.50 Eva Luna 17.45 Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) With News at 18.00. 19.20 Niose Me 20.15 News 21.15 Vals Me 12 Theous 22.15 Ekeino To Kalokairi 23.20 Private Practice (rpt) Grey’s Anatomy spin-off centering on the life of neonatal surgeon Addison Montgomery. 00.10 News 00.15 Sports News 00.45 Radio Arvila Greek live parody show, with jokes, videos sent by viewers and live music. 01.40 Kai Oi Pantremenoi Ehoun Psihi 02.30 Tmima Ithon (rpt) 03.20 News (rpt) 04.10 To Kafeneio (rpt) 04.40 Epithimies (rpt)
06.00 I Dipsa (rpt) 06.30 Emeis Ki Emeis (rpt) 07.00 Koinonia Ora Mega A revamped version of its predecessor (Koinonia Ora 8). Current affairs show that examines the issues affecting everyday people in Greece and abroad. 08.00 Nea Mera 10.00 Proino Mou Lifestyle programme features entertainment, music and more. Hosted by real life couple Giorgos Liagas & Fay Skorda. 12.00 Enimerosi Tora 14.00 Sto Para Pente (rpt) 15.00 Eheis Meson Local investigative show looking at alleged abuses of power, often reported by viewers. 16.00 Yia Sena 18.00 News 18.20 Eisai To Tairi Mou (rpt) 19.20 Sto Para Pente (rpt) 20.15 News 21.15 Klemmena Oneira New season of Greek drama series. 22.10 Enoha Mystika 23.10 Singles (rpt) 00.00 News 00.10 Charlie’s Angels 01.00 Yia Sena (rpt) 03.00 Enimerosi Tora (rpt) 04.30 Proino Mou (rpt)
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PLUS TV 06.45 News 07.45 Mesimeriani Meleti - Best Of 09.15 Fotis - Maria Live Best Of 10.30 Exelixeis Sti Showbiz (rpt) 11.00 I Kouzina Me Tin Dina (rpt) 11.50 Mila - Best Of 12.30 Star News 13.00 Mesimeriani Meleti 15.30 Kids’ TV 17.15 Exelixeis Sti Showbiz 17.50 Fotis - Maria Live 19.40 Mila Talk-show with Tatiana Stephanidou, specialising in “confessions” and revealing interviews. 21.15 Exelixeis Sti Showbiz 22.00 Miami Medical First and last season of medical drama. ‘Man on the Road’. As the doctors wait for news of their friend’s condition, they treat victims of a motorcycle accident and a small plane crash. 22.45 FILM: The Morning After A fading, alcoholic actress wakes up in bed beside a murdered man and struggles to remember how she got there. Thriller, with Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges and Raul Julia. 1986. 00.30 LTV Sports News 01.10 Star News 02.00 Repeats
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CYPRUS MAIL Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Television PICK OF THE DAY Game Change (LTV, 21.00) With some movies, you take out pretty much what you brought in. That’s the challenge facing Game Change, a star-studded, fast-moving, generally entertaining film about Sarah Palin, John McCain and the 2008 election. No matter how hard screenwriter Danny Strong and director Jay Roach (previously teamed for Recount) may have tried to be fair to Palin — and reasonable people will disagree over how hard they tried — their work will be filtered through viewers’ perceptions. If you like Palin and think she’s of presidential calibre, you’ll find her portrayal as a well-meaning but ill-prepared, poorly educated, overambitious politician to be deeply offensive. On the other hand, if you just read that description and nodded in agreement, you won’t find the film revelatory but are primed to enjoy it. That’s not to say viewers with a negative impression of Palin won’t be surprised by anything in Julianne Moore’s portrayal of the vice presidential candidate. Much of it is makeup and mimicry, but there are times she may make even the most vehement Palin critic feel for her. In one scene, as Palin watches Tina Fey mock her on Saturday
Night Live, she brings home the pain that seeing yourself ridiculed for a national audience must provoke. Yet in many ways, the movie is less about Palin, who did not co-operate with the filmmakers, than it is about McCain’s co-campaign manager Steve Schmidt, who did. Played by Woody Harrelson in one of the movie’s strongest performances, Schmidt, who has dedicated heart and soul to McCain (Ed Harris, also excellent), occupies the moral centre as the man who chooses Palin in hopes she can revitalise the campaign and comes to regret it. What follows is a rhythmic pattern: Palin being adored in public by evergrowing crowds and ridiculed in private by evermore concerned advisers. Is the film fair? The filmmakers insist they were following the book, but even if you accept the book as accurate, a movie is more than facts. An inflection here, a look there, the entire meaning of a sentence can change. Pleasure, you may get out of Game Change. Truth will be in the eye of the beholder. Made in 2012.
By Robert Bianco - USA TODAY
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The Caine Mutiny (Novacinema3, 18.50) Always a bit surprising when they stick an oldie on the schedules - but I’m pretty sure this is the 50s classic with Humphrey Bogart as Captain Queeg (there’s a madefor-TV remake, but that has a slightly different title), second only to Captain Bligh in the annals of villainous sea-captains. Actually, Queeg is even worse, not just a martinet like Bligh but a coward, and possibly insane as well. The men of the USS Caine - a rather dilapidated warship during WW2 - put up with his surly manner and general unpleasantness for a while, but eventually things come to a head and the ship’s Executive Ofﬁcer (Van Johnson) relieves the Captain of his command, leading to a court-martial for mutiny. A big ﬁ lm of its time, based on a big bestseller and Broadway play, and it’s rather charmless - none of the characters are very likeable, least of all a bland young Ensign who acts as our identiﬁcation ﬁgure - yet it works really well, building up a sense of oppressive pettiness. Made in 1954.
Happythankyoumoreplease (Novacinema2, 20.15) Funnytitlemakesnosense - but then neither do the lives of our ﬁve heroes, late 20-somethings in bohemian New York. Sam (Josh Radnor, who also wrote and directed) is a struggling writer who semi-adopts a lost little boy he ﬁ nds on the subway; Mailin Akerman is Annie, who suffers from alopecia (aka baldness) but is trying to be thankful; Kate Mara is a singer, Zoe Kazan a girl who’s unhappy with her boyﬁ rend (Pablo Schreiber). “With very little modiﬁcation, the relationship woes in this self-absorbed indie could be reworked into episodes of TV’s How I Met Your Mother,” wrote Entertainment Weekly - maybe because Radnor plays Ted on that show - and it does give off that plastic sitcom vibe, it’s trendy people turning out to be basically hollow. OKthankyougoawaynow. Made in 2010.
Everybody Wins (Capital, 21.00) Everybody wins - yet in fact everybody lost with this quirky neo-noir, a ﬁ lm that ﬂopped dismally despite being written by legendary playwright Arthur Miller and starring Nick Nolte and Debra Winger. Nick’s a private eye, Debra an ex-hooker who wants him to investigate a murder case; a prominent doctor has been killed, and his nephew convicted of the crime. Debra insists there’s been a miscarriage of justice and “everybody” knows who the real killer is - but is this moody, volatile woman really trustworthy? “She’s out of control, and Winger makes her irrationality passionately real,” wrote Pauline Kael, one of the few who raved about the ﬁ lm (calling it “slyly funny” and a potential “minor classic”); 22 years later, it may be time for a second look. Made in 1990.
The Caine Mutiny (Novacinema3, 18.50)
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL
6 PREVIOUS DAY’S SOLUTIONS
14 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.
21 and youth leader mingle (10) 11 A fellow mending fastening (8) 14 Support for lobster soup (7)
15 150, no more, put in a small room (6) 17 Middle distance (5) 19 Got a change of clothing (4)
Answers to crossword 2228
QUICK: Across – 1 Basis; 4 Adamant; 8 Floodlighting; 9 Grasmere; 10 Smut; 12 Aching; 13 Equity; 16 Self; 18 Rational; 21 Lance-corporal; 22 Evening; 23 Dodge. Down – 1 Befog; 2 Stomach; 3 Sediment; 4 Aviary; 5 Ashy; 6 Axiom; 7 Tightly; 11 Equipped; 12 Absolve; 14 Ignored; 15 Sarong; 17 Lunge; 19 Lille; 20 Kepi.
CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Liver; 4 Curator; 8 Crosspurposes; 9 Theorise; 10 Dyke; 12 Cutter; 13 Unbolt; 16 Rusk; 18 Harridan; 21 Circumference; 22 Emperor; 23 Dally. Down – 1 Licit; 2 Violent; 3 Reserved; 4 Cruise; 5 Ropy; 6 Testy; 7 Respect; 11 Infrared; 12 Coracle; 14 Ordinal; 15 Gaffer; 17 Syrup; 19 Needy; 20 Purr.
1 Disclosing that the property that is available for hire has been released (7,3) 2 Stones politician getting up after all the others (7) 3 Lady truthfully content (4) 4 Extra space to be made up? (6) 5 Flooding right in a famous street in London (8) 6 Against one taking everyone up to the house (5) 8 During school time, a bishop
1 Free Braille translation (7) 5 River port unfinished (4) 7 Announce openly so absolutely everyone can hear (4,3,5) 9 Rain is unusual in this country (4) 10 Keep mother in antimovement (8) 12 Model with Geoffrey about to escape (3,3) 13 Lacking power a French sailor left half (6) 16 Unwieldy and ugly in an awful way (8) 18 Shellfish left in the river (4) 20 Railway enthusiast teaches craftsman (12) 21 Explosive noise produced in many an embrace! (4) 22 Flatly it carries afternoon refreshments (3-4)
1 Diver (7) 5 Long story (4) 7 Showy (12) 9 Risky (4) 10 Slide (8) 12 Young cat (6) 13 The man (anag.) (6) 16 Goatsucker (8) 18 Long poem (4) 20 Courteous (4-8) 21 Catch sight of (4) 22 Immortal (7)
1 Gambolling (10) 2 Not having a chance (3,2,2) 3 Horse’s hair (4) 4 Almost (6) 5 Jumping over rope (8) 6 Dutch cheese (5) 8 Antiseptic (10) 11 Intellectually (8) 14 Unstable elementary particle (7) 15 Uncivilised (6) 17 Divine (5) 19 Poker stake (4)
ARIES March 21 - April 20
LEO July 23 - August 22
SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21
The temptation of fun pursuits may be strong, but could also potentially, prove disappointing. A plan or a friend may not be what you think. On a similar note, communication with a loved one may fall short of your expectations. Be patient, avoid the temptation “to tell”, or to rock the boat. However, if diplomacy might help, do embrace it.
It helps to connect with inﬂuential people and to keep your conﬁdence high. You have a natural instinct when it comes to knowing who can help you advance your goals, and who may prove a hindrance. Business deals may be worth looking into, but as Mercury rewinds, don’t expect immediate results. Real progress will take time.
You may have to deal with people whose scope and vision is not as expansive as yours, which means you could be a target of criticism. Let it roll off your back and don’t worry. Pursue goals and ambitions, but don’t be in too much of a hurry. Mercury retrograde may cause a few delays, but in time you’ll see it could work for rather than against you.
TAURUS April 21 - May 21
VIRGO August 23 - September 23
CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20
A job or career sacriﬁce may have you feeling anxious, or perhaps a household repair or issue may see you on edge. Someone close to home though can have good news, and you’ll recognise the timely information they bring. Putting energy into your job and routine chores pays off. The more people around, the better your chances of success.
Good fortune may come to domestic affairs and family conditions. This may be where you feel most comfortable today. Yet what others have to say or contribute may be at odds with your feelings. However, your mind and emotions seem to be working together and you’ll be quick to let others know what you need. Try to relax a little more.
You may be full of good ideas and have a constructive impact on people that you come into contact with today. You’ll do ﬁne as long as spending isn’t involved, as your judgment may be off in this regard. You are usually very astute when it comes to handling money, but there’s a risk you may be led astray. Stay clear of get-rich-quick schemes.
GEMINI May 22 - June 21
LIBRA September 24 - October 23
AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19
Mercury turns retrograde today, so you may encounter misunderstandings or mixed signals in your relationships with others. Deals or contracts may be tricky and there may be glitches. However, there’s a chance that you’ll feel a lot more inspired, and may come up with ideas that are right out of the box. Plus, a sudden romantic hope can emerge.
It could be a fun kind of day, spent with friends who are very easy to get along with. An afternoon ﬁlm may be the focus of the day. Your communication zone suggests you could do research, study, stay at home and enjoy reading, or have people over for a nice meal. You can strengthen a budding relationship tonight if you’re prepared for that talk.
Heart-to-heart talks can do much to improve a relationship. Why? Well Mercury begins a retreat today, and this may be a great time to clear the air and make a fresh start. A friend’s input could be a valuable resource, as they may be able to help resolve an ongoing difﬁculty. Be progressive, modern and cutting edge where money matters ﬁgure.
CANCER June 22 - July 22
SCORPIO October 24 - November 22
PISCES February 20 - March 20
An ability to get ideas across and communicate your feelings pays off at work and within relationships. Be willing to give more than you expect to receive, and you may ﬁnd communications ﬂow smoothly as a result. The focus today may be on health. Overindulgence could take its toll - so do take it easy. However, some gentle exercise can help.
Pursue studies and make enquiries this morning. It may be necessary to strike a balance between giving too much or too little. You may have to cut someone some slack, but certainly not to the point of being taken advantage of. Carefully reﬂect on news, paperwork, information and communications or anything to do with managing ﬁnances.
Be realistic in making choices involving your career or health in order to avoid problems. Keep things simple and by doing so, you’ll ﬁnd it easier to get ahead. Today, a window of opportunity may open, helping your career to move along. The outcome may not manifest immediately, but if you are patient you may be rewarded in the near future.
CYPRUS MAIL Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Sport Murray recovers to beat Berdych at ATP Tour Finals
IN BRIEF Poulter champion in China
Brit’s first home match since US Open win By Martyn Herman U.S. Open champion Andy Murray recovered from a faltering start to beat Tomas Berdych in his ﬁrst match on home soil since winning his maiden grand slam title as the ATP World Tour Finals began in London’s Docklands yesterday. Murray, the world number three, was greeted on court at the cavernous O2 Arena like a returning hero, but the atmosphere was subdued as Berdych took the ﬁrst set before the Scot turned things round to win 3-6 6-3 6-4 in the opening Group A clash. World number one Novak Djokovic, the man Murray conquered to win his ﬁrst grand slam title less than two months ago in New York, opened against JoWilfried Tsonga late last night. Murray’s inability to convert the numerous break points he engineered almost cost him against Czech Berdych. The Olympic champion was 15-40 ahead on Berdych’s serve in the opening
game and was 0-40 up in ﬁfth game but was frustrated as Berdych produced some brutal attacking tennis to stay on terms. The ﬁrst set then swung Berdych’s way with a spurt of 13 points out of 15, including a crucial service break in the sixth game when a Murray yanked a forehand low into the net. Berdych had to save another break point as he served for the ﬁrst set at 5-3 but again Murray could not convert his chance and Berdych sealed the opener when a Murray forehand ﬂicked the net tape and sailed long.
TURNING POINT Murray saved two break points at 1-1 in the second set and ﬁnally achieved a service break, at the 11th attempt, in the following game despite Berdych again battling back from 0-40. That proved the turning point as Murray, with the 20,000 crowd ﬁnally coming to life, ﬁred himself up and began to dominate the baseline exchanges.
After levelling the match he gained a decisive break of serve in the third game of the decider against a becalmed Berdych and held on for victory, only his fourth in eight matches against Berdych, sealing it when his opponent slapped a backhand into the net. “It was very tough from the start,” Murray told BBC Sport after the match. “Berdych has had a great year. I have played him a few times this year and every time it has been tough. “I have played some big matches in London this year and the support right throughout has been great. “It’s one last push for the end of the year and having so many people watching helps with the adrenaline. “If you can you need to treat it like a knockout event because if you win the ﬁrst two matches you usually go through.” Defending champion Roger Federer begins today against world number nine Janko Tipsarevic, who qualiﬁed for the eight-man ﬁnale in the absence of the injured Rafael Nadal.
Joy: Andy Murray opened the prestigious event in London with a tough win over Tomas Berdych
Raikkonen wins Abu Dhabi thriller By Alan Baldwin
The victory was Kimi Raikkonen’s ﬁrst since 2009 and Lotus’ ﬁrst since 1987
KIMI Raikkonen won an Abu Dhabi Grand Prix thriller for Lotus on Sunday while Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel defended his Formula One championship lead by ﬁghting sensationally through the ﬁeld from last place to third. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso ﬁnished runner-up, just 0.8 seconds behind the Finn after reeling him in with a string of fastest laps, to close the gap with Vettel to 10 points with two races remaining. On an evening with a huge crash, two safety car interludes and a string of retirements including McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton while leading from pole position, the ﬂoodlit Yas Marina circuit hosted one of the sport’s great races and kept the stewards busy. The victory was Raikkonen’s ﬁrst since 2009 when the 2007 world champion won in Belgium, the 19th of his career, and made him the eighth different driver to triumph in 18 races so far this season. He stopped just once.
Vettel, who had to start from the pit lane due to a fuel irregularity and ﬁnally set the fastest lap of what he called a ‘crazy race’, now has 255 points to Alonso’s 245 and can clinch a third successive title in Austin, Texas, in two weeks if results go his way. “I went to see Sebastian before the race and he said ‘I’ll see you on the podium’,” said Red Bull team principal Christian Horner of a race in which Vettel’s run of four successive wins come to an end but added considerably to his reputation as a true champion. “I think it’s one of the best of his career. He really went for it. To go from pit lane to podium is phenomenal.” Red Bull could have clinched the constructors’ championship for the third year in a row on Sunday but were made to wait after Australian Mark Webber crashed out. They now have 422 points to Ferrari’s 340 with 86 remaining to be won. Vettel, who had led every lap of the last three races, and Alonso are the only drivers still in contention for the
title with Raikkonen third overall but 57 behind Red Bull’s 25-year-old German. Raikkonen, a man who has always done his talking on the track, swigged from his bottle of ﬁzzy non-alcoholic rose water on the podium as the other two sprayed theirs at him. Asked in front of the crowd by retired McLaren team mate David Coulthard what it was like to win again, the 33-year-old Finn replied in the deadpan fashion his myriad fans have come to love: “Not much really. “Last time you guys were giving me grief because I didn’t smile enough but I’m happy for the team. It’s been a hard season and not easy times lately,” he added. “Hopefully this will give everyone belief and turn the tables so we can win more races, if not this year then next year.” The win was the ﬁrst since 1987 by a car racing under the Lotus name, although the new Lotus is effectively the old championship-winning Renault outﬁt that Alonso took his two titles with.
IAN Poulter carded a ﬁnal round of 65 to seal a twoshot victory in the HSBCWGC Champions Tournament at Missions Hills on Sunday, becoming the ﬁrst Englishman to win two World GolfChampionships events. Poulter started his ﬁnal round four shots behind joint leaders Louis Oosthuizen and Lee Westwood, but clawed his way to the top after matching the seven-under-par 65 he shot a day earlier to ﬁnish on a combined 21 under. Poulter, who also won the 2010 WGC Accenture Match Play Championship, ﬁnished two strokes ahead of South African Ernie Els (67) and US trio Jason Dufner (64), Scott Piercy (65) and Phil Mickelson (68), who had a chance to ﬁnish second on his own but missed a ﬁve-foot putt on the last. Westwood and Oosthuizen ﬁnished tied for sixth, three shots adrift, after carding matching level par 72s. Poulter conceded he thought the tournament was Oosthuizen’s to lose after the South African burst to the top of the leaderboard at 16 under after the second round. He could only look on as Lee Westwood ﬁred a 61 and Brandt Snedeker ﬂirted with a 59 in the third round before ﬁnally carding a course record 60. Poulter, however, refused to go away, and carded backto-back seven under 65s on Saturday and Sunday to take the title.
Broad adds to injuries ENGLAND fast bowler Stuart Broad has suffered a bruised left heel and his progress will be observed over the next couple of days, the country’s cricket board (ECB) said yesterday. The 26-year-old, leading the tourists in the second warm-up game against Mumbai A in place of the rested Alastair Cook, felt discomfort in his left ankle on Sunday and did not bowl after tea. The tourists are already sweating over the ﬁtness of paceman Steven Finn, who limped off the ﬁeld on the opening day of England’s ﬁrst warm-up match with a right thigh strain. England will play their ﬁnal warm-up match from Thursday against Haryana before the four-Test series against India starts in Ahmedabad on November 15.
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Sport Ayew brothers on target for Marseille
Impressive Inter end Juve’s record unbeaten run
BROTHERS Andre and Jordan Ayew grabbed a goal apiece as Marseille joined Paris St Germain on top of Ligue 1 with a 2-0 win at AC Ajaccio on Sunday. Andre was in the middle of a packed goalmouth when he poked the ball home 10 minutes into the second half. His younger brother and fellow Ghana forward Jordan added the second goal three minutes from time as Marseille moved up to second place with 22 points, trailing PSG on goal difference. “It is never easy to come and win here. We did not play a good ﬁrst half but after the break we were rewarded for our efforts,” winger Mathieu Valbuena told TV channel BeIN Sport. “The most important thing is that we closed the gap on Paris. It’s a good morale boost.” Marseille also have a game in hand on PSG who lost 2-1 at home to St Etienne on Saturday. Lyon are one point behind in third place after they beat Bastia 5-2 in a game where two players were sent off. Toulouse are fourth on 19 points after they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Girondins Bordeaux who moved up to seventh spot on 18.
Napoli fail to close on the Serie A leaders INTER Milan head coach Andrea Stramaccioni relished the opportunity to make Juventus director general Beppe Marotta eat his words as the Nerazzurri ended the Serie A champions’ unbeaten run over the weekend with a 3-1 victory. A brace from Diego Milito and a ﬁnal coup de grace from Rodrigo Palacio were enough for Inter to overcome Arturo Vidal’s early goal and deny Juve the chance to go 50 league games without defeat. The Milan club also closed the gap at the top of the table to a single point, and Stramaccioni admitted Marotta’s pre-match mindgames had steeled his resolve to oversee a victory. The Juve chief had accused Stramaccioni of being tactically naive before the game, but a victorious Stramaccioni told Gazzetta.it: “I think we deserve respect. “What Marotta said before the game troubled me. He made a sarcastic comment about our lack of preparation. “We work very hard and that’s clear, we made it difﬁcult for a team that has been the strongest in Italy for the last two years.” Juve remain ﬁrst in the standings, nevertheless. “This result doesn’t change much, but it was a show of force. We haven’t achieved anything yet.” Vidal had the hosts ahead within just 18 seconds at a
sold-out Juventus Stadium, but if anything, the setback steeled Stramaccioni’s men and they steadily began to dominate the game. Marotta, speaking on behalf of suspended Bianconeri boss Antonio Conte, said: “Inter made the most of the chances they created, and we didn’t. “Unfortunately we lost, the fact that it was against Inter hurts a bit. “We are still proud of these lads, who didn’t lose for 49 games, but now we must look forward. “The Nerazzurri will compete at the top right until the end, we accept this defeat and we’re not going to make any bones about it. “The loss represents an opportunity to improve, we will watch the video of the game and evaluate what went wrong.” Elsewhere, a blunder by defender Salvatore Aronica allowed Torino to score a stoppage-time equaliser to draw 1-1 at third-placed Napoli after the hosts had led for 85 minutes through Edinson Cavani’s early strike. The Torino goal, converted by Gianluca Sansone, ended Napoli’s 100 per cent home record and prevented them taking full advantage of Juventus’ defeat. Juve lead the way with 28 points from 11 games followed by Inter on 27, Napoli on 23 and Fiorentina on 21. Uruguay forward Cavani re-
turned for Napoli after missing two games through injury and made an immediate impact as he turned Marek Hamsik’s pass into the net in the sixth minute. On a wet afternoon at a halfempty San Paolo, sloppy Napoli wasted chances to seal victory especially when Hamsik rounded Jean Gillet and shot into the side-netting ﬁve minutes from time. Aronica’s lazy back pass was then intercepted by Sansone who rounded Morgan De Sanctis to equalise for Torino. Coach Walter Mazzarri missed the shambles leading up to Torino’s equaliser as he had been sent off for protesting seconds earlier. Roma substitute Mattia Destro meanwhile scored a goal and was sent off in 60 eventful seconds on Sunday in his erratic team’s 4-1 win over Palermo. Roma, who have the best goals total (26) and second worst defensive tally (20) in the league, led 2-0 at halftime through Francesco Totti and Pablo Osvaldo, a scoreline that was bound to test the frayed nerves of their supporters. Zdenek Zeman’s wildly unpredictable team, sixth in the table on 17 points, have twice squandered 2-0 leads and lost 3-2 at home this season but this time went on to add a third of their own through Erik Lamela in the 69th minute.
Panathinaikos edge AEK in tense derby Two goals from Diego Milito helped Inter Milan stop Juventus’ unbeaten run at 49 games
Barca equal best La Liga start By Iain Rogers
A resurgent David Villa (right) was on target for the unbeaten Catalan giants
BARCELONA equalled the La Liga record for the most points after ten games and moved three clear of Atletico Madrid at the top of the table thanks to a 3-1 win at home to Celta Vigo over the weekend. A resurgent David Villa netted himself and also created a goal for Jordi Alba after Adriano had opened the scoring at the Nou Camp as Tito Vilanova’s unbeaten side moved on to 28 points, matching the previous best set by arch rivals Real Madrid. However, Atletico’s undefeated run ended when they lost 2-0 at Valencia after Roberto Soldado’s stunning 20th-minute volley and a clever ﬁnish from substitute Nelson Valdez in the ﬁfth minute of added time. Valencia, who climbed to seventh on 14 points, ﬁnished with 10 men after
Ricardo Costa was sent off late on for a second yellow card. Champions Real, recovering from a shaky start to the campaign, climbed above Malaga into third thanks to a 4-0 home win over Real Zaragoza. The club’s Argentina team mates Gonzalo Higuain and Angel Di Maria and new signings Michael Essien and Luka Modric were all on the scorsheet. Real, who looked far from their best despite the lopsided scoreline, have 20 points, eight behind Barca. Barca’s win means that Vilanova, who stepped up from assistant coach to succeed Pep Guardiola at the end of last season, has made a better start to the La Liga season than any of his predecessors at the club. Dutchman Louis van Gaal held the previous Barca record after his side won eight of their opening 10
matches in the 1997-98 campaign, when they went on to win the title. “The points that we have are more important than the record,” Vilanova told a news conference. “More than a record it’s a sign of the desire this team has.” Real’s win at home to Zaragoza was Jose Mourinho’s 100th since he took over in 2010. However, the scoreline was harsh on the visitors, who conceded two late goals, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s eight-game scoring streak came to a frustrating end. Mourinho said he was pleased with the performances of Essien and Modric, who started in central midﬁeld in place of the suspended Xabi Alonso and the injured Sami Khedira. “The two who replaced them did a job that was not easy,” Mourinho told a news conference. “The amount of work they put in meant they were also able to score.”
A GOAL from Spanish striker Toche earned Panathinaikos a 1-0 victory over AEK Athens in a nervy Athenian derby on Sunday as the Greens moved into the top six of the Super League. Toche guided home Lazaros Christodoulopoulos’ precise left-wing cross from close range after 24 minutes to clinch three vital points for Jesualdo Ferreira’s stuttering side, who have endured a slow start to the season. Panathinaikos had goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis to thank after the Greece international pulled off a string of saves in the second half to deny the visitors an equaliser. The result saw Panathinaikos move into sixth spot with 12 points from nine games, while struggling AEK remain bottom of the 16-team table with just ﬁve points. Leaders Olympiakos Piraeus have maintained a ﬁve-point advantage over second-placed PAOK Salonika after a 2-0 home win over OFI Crete. Leonardo Jardim’s men remain unbeaten, having won eight of their nine matches to collect 25 points.
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Anorthosis and AEK march on, AEL and Omonia drop points By Nemanja Bjedov
Luis Suarez was at his brilliant best against Newcastle, but his seventh league goal still wasn’t enough for all three points
Rodgers aiming to help super Suarez in January Liverpool boss admits Reds have an over-reliance on striker By Carl Markham LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers admits his team have an over-reliance on Luis Suarez when it comes to scoring goals but he hopes to rectify the situation in the January transfer window. The Uruguay international was at his brilliant best in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle, producing a superb equaliser to cancel out Yohan Cabaye’s opener just before half-time. His constant running and teasing of the Magpies defence also led to visiting captain Fabricio Coloccini being sent off late on for a foul on
the 25-year-old. Suarez has scored seven league goals this season - in his last nine matches - which is more than half the team’s tally for the campaign. “It was a brilliant goal for Luis and a terriﬁc performance and it bodes well for us going forward,” said Rodgers. “It doesn’t worry me. He gets picked to score goals but of course I would want them to be more spread out. “Everyone knows that is the key feature for us. We need to get goals from other areas but I can’t complain when we play to that level. “Once we get that type of player in that is really going to ﬁnish off a lot of great
work for us. “We play Suarez in that false nine role. He’s not a traditional number nine who’s up there, stood, static. “That’s why when we get a number of players in who can work off his qualities, that’s going to make us a real threat. “I ask him to get on the move and get defenders out of their positions. “His cleverness and movement at the moment is world class. It’s then important that we’ve got men running in off that. “If we can add to the group, you can see the excitement in our team.” Liverpool dominated throughout but their failure
to take chances would have cost them had it not been for their mercurial South American forward. Cabaye’s goal was good, taking one touch to control Hatem Ben Arfa’s cross before smashing a half-volley past Brad Jones just before half-time. But Suarez’s control in bringing down Jose Enrique’s 50-yard ball with his shoulder and shimmying past goalkeeper Tim Krul was sublime. Even Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had to agree. “Suarez is a top player. He caused us problems and when he plays the game in the right spirit he is a fantastic player,” he said.
Hughes: turning point will come
QPR’s Djibril Cisse equalised against Reading - but both sides are still winless
MARK Hughes insists it is just a matter of time before QPR’s season turns around despite watching them rack up a tenth Barclays Premier League match without victory. Sunday’s clash at Loftus Road between Rangers and Reading pitted the only two teams in the league without a win this season against each other, and it remained that way as they played out a 1-1 draw. Former QPR defender Kaspars Gorkss put Reading ahead in the 16th minute after Sean Morrison had hit the bar from a corner but the hosts improved as the match went on and Djibril Cisse equalised 24 minutes from time. Rangers looked the more likely to win it and would have but for a brilliant save from Alex McCarthy, who had earlier pushed an Esteban Granero free-kick on to the bar, to deny Adel Taarabt in the 83rd minute. The result lifted QPR above Southampton
on goals scored at the bottom but they remain ﬁve points from safety, with Reading a point better off. Much was expected from Rangers this season after their summer spending spree and the frustration of the home fans was audible throughout the match. Hughes said: “We’re disappointed because we didn’t get the three points we wanted but you’ve got to give credit to the opposition. “In the ﬁrst half we knew what they were going to do, we’ve prepared for it all week and it shouldn’t have been a shock to us. But we came back. “I think the vast majority of fans understand the team was trying really hard not to just sit on a 1-1 draw, and they appreciated that. We’re working exceptionally hard on a daily basis to turn this around and we’ll get there, we know that. “The sooner it turns around the better”
side have yet to concede a goal this season “AEP had their chances to score, but they did not take them and eventually we prevailed. I will give my players two days off in order to rest and regroup as we have difﬁcult matches ahead of us,” Ben Shimon added. AEL meanwhile could only draw 1-1 draw against Ethnikos Achnas at the Tsirion Stadium in Limassol. Dosa Junior put the defending champions ahead two minutes into ﬁrst half injury time, but his goal was cancelled out by Marco Paixao just after the hour mark. Apollon are ﬁfth with 13 points after beating Alki 3-1 in Larnaca, while Omonia are sixth with ten points after another disappointing performance in a 1-1 draw against Doxa Katokopia at the Ammochostos Stadium. Toni Savevski’s men took the lead through Andre Alves’ penalty 20 minutes from time, but they were denied their ﬁrst back-toback victories of the season by Ricardo Fernandes deep into injury time. Elsewhere, Olympiakos Nicosia managed to put the ﬁnancial problems surrounding the club out of sight, at least temporarily, with a 2-1 victory away from home against Enosis Neon Paralimni. In the ﬁnal game of Round 8 last night, APOEL went top of the table after thrashing Ayia Napa 4-1 at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia.
ANORTHOSIS and AEK recorded victories over the weekend to stay unbeaten after eight league matches, while defending champions AEL and Nicosia giants Omonia each dropped two points as they had to settle for 1-1 draws. “We expected a difﬁcult match as opponents raise their game against us,” said Anorthosis coach Ronny Levy after his team narrowly defeated Nea Salamina 1-0. The only goal of the match came in the 64th minute courtesy of a Juliano Spadacio penalty. “I am pleased with our overall performance, but it was obvious that we still have plenty of room for improvement. However, it is important that we managed to win. It is difﬁcult to play against opponents who are defensively very well-organised,” Levy added. AEK left it late to sink AEP 3-0 in Paphos, only breaking the deadlock ﬁfteen minutes from time through Gorka Pintado. Tom Daemen doubled his side’s lead ten minutes later, while Pintado set up the ﬁnal score in the last minute with his second goal of the day. “I want to congratulate my players. We had a good game against a good opponent away from home which makes our win even more important,” said coach Ran Ben Shimon whose AEK
Unbeaten Anorthosis continued their great start to the season
Cyprus Standings Team
1 APOEL 2 Anorthosis 3 AEK 4 AEL 5 Apollon 6 Omonoia 7 Olimpiakos 8 ENP 9 Paphos 10 Nea Salamina 11 Ethnikos 12 Doxa 13 Alki 14 Ayia Napa
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
7 7 7 4 4 2 3 1 3 1 0 1 1 1
1 1 1 4 1 4 2 3 2 2 4 1 1 1
0 0 0 0 3 2 3 4 3 5 4 6 6 6
23 19 12 14 9 10 9 5 8 4 4 4 5 3
A Pts 3 3 0 5 6 6 12 15 10 10 10 12 16 21
22 22 22 16 13 10 8 6 5 5 4 4 4 4
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Rodgers aiming to help super Suarez 31
Only a win can keep Man City’s Euro dream alive Chelsea and Arsenal under pressure By Mike Collett
M Champ: Nasser Al-Attiyah (right) loves racing in Cyprus, having scored numerous wins in the island’s motorsport events
Al-Attiyah charges to Cyprus Rally victory AFTER a gripping weekend’s action, Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah charged to a ﬂying victory in the Cyprus Rally on Sunday. Displaying the skill that has seen him score numerous wins in Cyprus motorsport events, including victory at the 2010 Cyprus Rally, Al-Attiyah and co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini steered their Ford Fiesta RRC to a memorable 3 minute 35.3 second victory over closest rival and last year’s winner Andreas Mikkelsen of Norway. Mikkelsen won’t be feeling too distraught, however, as he’s still crowned the 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) champion – making him the ﬁrst driver to defend an IRC title. The ﬁnal round of the 2012 IRC and the penultimate round of this year’s FIA Middle East Rally Championship (MERC), this year’s Cyprus Rally has delivered action and drama from the off, with Mikkelsen scoring a plethora of fastest stage times, including taking the early event lead on Friday night in his Skoda Fabia S2000, winning the thrilling Super Special Stage in downtown Paphos that got the event underway in dramatic style. Things changed on Saturday morning though, when puncture woes slowed Mikkelsen on the ﬁrst stage of the day and allowed London 2012 Olympic medalist Al-Attiyah to charge to the head of the ﬁeld in his Ford. Mikkelsen continued to show blistering pace through the rest of the day, but it wasn’t enough to catch Al-Attiyah, who managed to clock up a 1m 30.2s overnight lead, with Mikkelsen second and Qatar’s Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari 3rd in his MINI JCW. Al-Kuwari crashed out in his MINI on Sunday’s ﬁrst stage, however, and Al-Attiyah’s win here this weekend puts him at the head of the MERC leadership
board (with 68 points) with just one event to go in Dubai, later this month. Sunday morning saw the crews exit the Paphos Service Park under the heat of the Cyprus sun and Mikkelsen quickly showed he was in no mood for taking prisoners, delivering fastest times on each of the morning’s three stages. By lunchtime, Al-Attiyah had done enough to retain his overall event lead, but Mikkelsen was pressing hard and had reduced the gap between the two to 49 seconds. Al-Attiyah was fastest out of the gate on the ﬁrst of the afternoon’s repeat loop of stages, storming through the predominantly gravel Prodromi 2 stage (SS11) far faster than he managed earlier in the day. Mikkelsen’s chances of overall event victory were effectively scuppered on SS11 when a puncture caused him a huge delay, losing a full 1 minute 55.1 seconds against his Qatari rival. Andreas Aigner came through the stage 2nd fastest. Al-Attiyah continued to stamp his authority on the all-gravel Gialia stage, widening the gap between him and 2nd fastest Mikkelsen by a further 5.6 seconds. Sepp Wiegand and Andreas Aigner managed third and fourth fastest, while Toshi Arai continued to show category-leading pace in 5th, followed by Jarkko Nikara. Al-Attiyah ﬁnished the event in style, ﬂying through the ﬁnal stage of the day – the all-tarmac SS13 Stavros 2 – faster than the rest of the ﬁeld. Arai ﬁnished the stage third fastest, behind Nikara. Arai’s performance was enough to see him ﬁnish the event in third place overall and ﬁrst among the IRC Production Cup drivers. The 2012 Cyprus Rally saw crews cover a total of 694.76km. Visit the ofﬁcial event website at www. cyprusrally.com.cy
ANCHESTER City’s millions of dollars will count for precious little if they lose to Ajax Amsterdam and crash out of the Champions League at the Etihad Stadium tonight. Roberto Mancini’s expensively-assembled English champions face elimination from the group stages for the second successive season following two defeats and a draw from their opening three Group D matches. Their latest European adventure ended in a conclusive 3-1 defeat in Amsterdam two weeks ago and that result, together with a 3-2 defeat at Real Madrid and a 1-1 home draw with Borussia Dortmund, has left their future in the competition dangling by a thread. Dortmund lead the way with seven points followed by Real who have six and Ajax (three). City (one) will need to improve their game significantly to overtake the sides ahead of them and reach the last 16 - and that is if other results go in their favour. City have also looked unimpressive in their last three Premier League games against West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City and West Ham United where they drew 0-0 on Saturday and although they are the only team still to lose in the top ﬂight, they have rarely played like champions. Mancini said after the goalless draw at Upton Park that his team needed to recapture the attacking verve which helped them clinch last season’s league title. “We missed so many chances against West Ham and when you miss these kinds of chances you cannot expect to win,” he explained. “We have improved our defensive play but we need to start scoring like last year and I think we need to improve our offensive play.” Mancini has already said his side need “a miracle” to qualify from their group. Elsewhere, Barcelona, Manchester United, Porto and unlikely contenders Malaga can book their tickets to the knockout stages by winning this week. The quartet have all won the opening three group games and if they win a fourth will take their places in the last 16 with two matches to
On the brink: the big-spending English champs face elimination from the group stages for the second straight season spare. Schalke and Shakhtar Donetsk could also take a big stride towards qualiﬁcation with victories while champions Chelsea and former winners Juventus are under severe pressure. “The Champions League is reaching a critical phase and we cannot afford any more mistakes,” said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. “But this group of players is strong, we have belief and we go to Schalke on Tuesday believing we can get a good result there.”
IN THE BALANCE After beating Montpellier and Olympiakos in their opening two Group B games, Arsenal lost 2-0 at home to Schalke two weeks ago and another defeat in Germany would put their hopes in the balance. Things look far rosier for United who, without playing particularly well, have won their three Group H matches and go to Portugal’s Braga tomorrow in good spirits having gone top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Arsenal at the weekend. Barcelona can guarantee a place in the last 16 by winning at Celtic tomorrow, as can Porto with a victory at
Dynamo Kiev. Malaga need to triumph tonight at AC Milan to qualify. The Italians have only won six of their last 27 Champions League matches. Chelsea, who have made an ordinary start to the defence of their crown with a win, a draw and a defeat, cannot afford another reverse at home to Shakhtar tomorrow after losing in Ukraine two weeks ago. That victory put Shakhtar top of Group E with seven points, three ahead of Chelsea who are a point clear of Juventus and three in front of Danish newcomers Nordsjaelland. Since losing at home to Barcelona in the knockout round in 2006, Chelsea have lost just two of 34 Champions League matches at Stamford Bridge but a run of six successive wins there ended when Juventus secured a 2-2 draw in September. Juve have drawn a record nine successive European games.
Published on Nov 6, 2012