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List of reasons growing longer Latest cause of troika no-show said to be differences between EU and IMF

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ITH the November 12 deadline for a bailout agreement all but gone, and no sign of the troika, the government said yesterday it was prepared for any contingency, including the possibility of a deal being pushed back to 2013. “All possible scenarios are on the table [for a bailout deal]...even for 2013, and we are ready for them,” government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said. He said the government was in constant communication with the troika, while at the same time “keeping open the channels” with Russia for a possible bilateral loan. In the meantime, the list of reasons for the troika no-show grows ever longer. From initial stalling by the government to warnings from Germany, to leaked troika documents saying Cyprus was not cooperating, the saga has moved in the past three days to moneylaundering accusations on Monday, and yesterday to a reported dispute between the IMF and its European partners in the troika over the Cypriot banks. Reports last night suggested the announcement of a date for the troika’s visit was imminent, placing the experts’ arrival here on Friday or Monday. However IMF sources in Washington told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) the date was still to be determined. The latest reason for the delay is said to be disagreement between the IMF and its EU partners over the banking sector reports but

the sources would not confirm this. “There are no Europeans and IMF, but only the troika. We have not yet decided when the mission will begin in Cyprus,” the sources told CNA. Germany, whose finance minister showed a distinct lack of patience with Cyprus last week appeared to be upping the ante on Monday with reports appearing in Der Spiegel quoting Germany’s intelligence agency (BND) as saying money laundering in Cyprus had laid bare the political risks involved in approving a bailout. The implication was that “Russian oligarchs and mafiiosi’ who have parked “their illegal earnings in Cyprus” would be the ones to profit most of all from the billions in European taxpayer funds. This was a reference to the island’s low corporate tax rate, which Berlin would like to see harmonised Europewide. The tax rate is one of the Cyprus government’s ‘red lines’ however. Yesterday the Associated Press reported that German lawmakers would be allowed to review the classified intelligence report on alleged Russian money laundering in Cyprus before voting on a bailout for the country. Several German lawmakers since voiced concern over the bailout, the AP said. The opposition Greens’ lawmaker Priska Hinz said the government agreed yesterday to share the intelligence report, saying “especially on Cyprus, by now there are more questions than answers.”

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Obama supporters walk around the south side of Chicago yesterday wearing Obama and Romney masks holding placards asking people to vote (AFP)

America votes after long, bitter campaign By Patricia Zengerle and Jeff Mason PRESIDENT Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney battled down to the wire yesterday, mounting a last-minute Election Day drive to get their supporters to the polls in a handful of states that will decide the winner in a neck-and-neck race for the White House. Capping a long and bitter presidential campaign, Americans cast their votes at polling stations across the country. At least 120 million people were expected to render judgment on whether to give Obama a second term or replace him with Romney, an outcome due to have been announced early this morning. Their decision will set the country’s course for the next four years on

spending, taxes, healthcare and foreign policy challenges like the rise of China and Iran’s nuclear ambitions. National opinion polls showed Obama and Romney in a virtual dead heat, although the Democratic incumbent had a slight advantage in several vital swing states - most notably Ohio - that could give him the 270 electoral votes needed to win the state-by-state contest. Romney, the multimillionaire former head of a private equity firm, who is also the former governor of Massachusetts, would be the first Mormon president and one of the wealthiest Americans to assume the nation’s highest office. Obama, the country’s first black president, sought to avoid being relegated to a single term, something that has happened to only one of the

previous four occupants of the White House. Either way, a razor-thin margin might not bode well for the clear mandate needed to help break the partisan gridlock in Washington. Romney voted at a community centre near his home in a Boston suburb, before dashing off for a pair of last-minute stops, including Ohio. “People in Ohio know that they’re probably going to decide who the next president is going to be,” he told a radio station in the state. In an awkward convergence of campaign planes that underscored the importance both sides have pinned on Ohio, Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise landing in Cleveland just minutes after Romney touched

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Home Plot suspects remanded for another six days

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POLICE said yesterday they have in their hands a 2011 proclamation attacking state officials, including the attorney-general, thought to have been penned by a convict suspected of being the mastermind of an alleged plot to assassinate Petros Clerides. The convict and two other suspects – a former contract soldier and a lottery ticket seller -- were arrested last Sunday week on suspicion of plotting to assassinate Clerides using a disposable light antitank weapon (LAW). The Nicosia district court yesterday renewed the suspects’ remand for another six days. Police told the court they have located a proclamation, found in prison in 2011, allegedly written by the convict. “It attacks state officials, including the attorneygeneral,” investigator Yiannis Yiorkadjis told the court. He also told the court that they have also found correspondence dated August last year, in which the suspect asked the attorney-general to see to his release in return for surrendering a LAW, that was meant to be used against prison officials, as well as a pistol. The bulk of the police’s in-

telligence came from another convict, Antonis Kitas, who is doing life for the murder and rape of two women. The alleged mastermind, who represented himself in court, suggested Kitas was lying. “They forget who Kitas is,” he told the court. But police said the suspect had asked to be moved to the wing where Kitas is held, a request granted on October 15. The court heard that the two were seen together while security camera footage showed that during the hours when the plot was unfolding on the weekend of October 27 and 28, they were in Kitas’ cell. Police also said they have two pieces of paper with the names and phone numbers of the two other suspects, given to Kitas so that he would arrange dropping off the LAW and a getaway motorcycle. Police had found the Turkish-made LAW, at the location in Larnaca, where it was allegedly delivered by the lotteryseller, and replaced it with an unarmed identical launcher. After placing their own agent in the operation they let it run its course until Sunday evening. The court heard that the convict had asked Kitas to find someone to carry the weapon to Nicosia, together with the motorcycle, and deliver them to the former sol-

Police officers at court yesterday dier. The soldier went to the rendezvous where he met the police agent but shortly afterwards he was detained. Police said they found a mobile phone in his possession

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that could be used as a remote detonator or to activate the LAW. The suspect told police he was going to use it to activate the irrigation system at his field.

List of reasons grows ‘EU experts ready to fly in but IMF’s Lagarde delaying’ (continued from front page Earlier, state broadcaster CyBC was receiving, from Berlin, reports similar to those on CNA regarding the reported IMF-EU differences over the Cypriot banks. The IMF is said to rate recapitalisation at €15 billion, while the European Commission is looking at between €9 billion and €11 billion, the reports said. The state broadcaster said moreover that the European Commission experts are ready to fly to the island, but are being delayed because

their IMF colleagues on the troika team are still awaiting the official go-ahead from IMF chief Christine Lagarde. Having more than likely missed the November 12 deadline for concluding a bailout deal, the next meeting of euro area finance ministers scheduled for next month. By then, however, state coffers could run out of cash. Reports suggested yesterday that Cyprus has been caught in the midst of a tugof-war between the IMF and the EU over the timing of the establishment of a Single Su-

NICOSIA FAMILY COURT Divorce Jurisdiction Appl. No. 623 / 2012 Before: G. Serghides, Pr. Fam. Ct. Chr. Demetriou, J.Fam. Ct. F. Constantinou, J. Fam.Ct. Between: VICTOR NDIDI MOMAH,Gianni Frederikou 4,Flat104,1036 Pall/ssa. And Applicant PETRA BURIANOVA , unknown address in Cyprus Respondent Interim Application from Applicant dated 26.9.12 Upon the application of Mr Costas Loizou, Counsel for the Applicant, THIS COURT, after having read the application and the affidavit attached there to, and after hearing what was said by Mr. G. Loizou, DOTH HEREBY GRANT AN ORDER by which substituted service of the Application and of the present Order IS ALLOWED by publishing it in a daily English language Newspaper. In the publication mention should only be made of the remedy applied for and that the substantial facts which the Applicant invokes for the issue of the remedy applied for, are contained in the Application. The Respondent may file a Defence within 20 days from service on her of the application for termination of marriage as above. In case of failure to file a defence by the Respondent within the above period of time, any other subsequent notice shall be deemed as well served if same is appended on the Court’s notice-board for five consecutive days. The cost of the Application shall be cost in the cause. Given on 2.10.12. Drawn up on 30.10.12. (Sgd) G. Serghides, Pr. Fam. Ct. (Sgd) Chr. Demetriou, J.Fam. Ct. (Sgd) F. Constantinou, J. Fam.Ct. TRUE COPY REGISTRAR NN-623.12 NICOSIA FAMILY COURT Divorce Jurisdiction Appl. No. 623 / 2012 Between: VICTOR NDIDI MOMAH, Gianni Frederikou 4,Flat104,1036 Pall/ssa. And Applicant PETRA BURIANOVA, unknown address in Cyprus Respondent REMEDY APPLIED FOR: A. Judgment of the Court and/or Order of the Court, dissolving the civil marriage of the Applicant with the Respondent, which was celebrate on 12.11.2010, at Lysis Municipality, Larnaca, for irretrievable breakdown of their conjugal relationship. The substantial facts which the applicant invokes for the remedy applied for, are mentioned in the application.

pervisory Mechanism (SSM) for eurozone banks. The IMF is pushing for the SSM to be set up as soon as possible, whereas some EU countries want to take it slow. Earlier this year EU leaders forged a tentative deal, representing a shaky compromise between the Germans and French, who had been tussling over how to shore up the eurozone’s stricken banking system — one of the main causes of Europe’s debt crisis. At the moment, money to help put banks has to go through a country’s government — placing more strain on state finances.

France has been pushing to get all banks in the 17 euro countries under the supervision of one European body by the end of this year. But Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, wary of using taxpayers’ money to prop up other countries’ banks, tried to put the brakes on the plan, insisting that creating the supervisor should be done slowly and that “quality must come before speed.” Reports suggested Merkel, facing elections next year, is seeking to delay a bailout of Spain’s and Cyprus’ banks until after the SSM is in place – which could take several months.

EU approves guarantee scheme CYPRUS yesterday secured EU regulatory approval for a guarantee scheme for its banks on condition that lenders that get help limit their expansion and provide viability plans to ensure they do not have an unfair advantage over rivals. The two largest banks in Cyprus suffered huge losses due to writedowns of Greek debt and they turned to the government for aid in recapitalising. The European Commission said Cyprus notified regulators of its proposed bank guarantee scheme which will cover new loans agreed and new bonds issued before December 31, with a maturity of up to five years. The executive Commission said the scheme complied with EU state aid rules, but it laid out some conditions for applicants to the plan. “Beneficiaries will be subject to behavioural commitments to avoid any abusive use of the state support. These include limitations on expansion and marketing and conditions for staff remuneration and bonus payments,” it said in a statement. “Finally, Cyprus has committed to notify viability plans for companies making intensive use of the scheme. The Commission has, therefore, concluded that the guarantee scheme is an appropriate means of remedying a serious disturbance in the Cyprus economy.” The Commission has approved similar plans for a raft of countries in the 27-European Union bloc in the last three years.


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Home Medicine prices won’t drop until February

Lawyers go on strike LAWYERS across the Republic held a 24-hour strike yesterday to protest the many problems plaguing the legal system Lack of proper infrastructure and failure to replace judges and other personnel after they leave are but a couple of the problems cited by the lawyers. President of the Bar Association Doros Ioannides has said that if immediate action is not taken to fill the vacant positions left by retiring judges and courtroom staff, the already overburdened justice system will collapse, resulting in “anarchy”. The justice system is already suffering from “huge problems that have remained unsolved for decades”, creating massive delays for people seeking justice and serious problems in getting court rulings enforced. There are 165,000 courtissued warrants currently outstanding. In the Nicosia district alone, lawyers are still waiting to complete cases that were filed in 2006. Cases set to be heard yesterday had been re-scheduled.

By Poly Pantelides THE HEALTH ministry’s promised price reductions in medicines will be effective some time within February due to a delay, health minister Androula Agrotou said yesterday. Agrotou said that changes in the prices of medicines had been expected in January. But she told parliament yesterday that a problem had arisen with the company tasked to update the price lists and so pharmaceutical services would do it themselves. “Nothing of essence will change,” she said referring to the postponement. But opposition deputy Stella Kyriakidou said Agrotou’s predecessor, Stavros Malas, who is now running in the presidential elections, had made empty promises. “Really, one should wonder on what data the promises of the former health minister to patients were made, making important proclamations of cheaper medicines before leaving the ministry, which he obviously could not keep,” Kyriakidou said. Malas had promised price reductions of up to 50 per cent in some cases but then agreed with pharmaceutical companies to an average reduction of 7 per cent, the result of pushing forwards a price review due next year. The methodology for calculating prices is unchanged and involves getting the average wholesale prices of four EU member states that range from cheap (Greece) to expensive (Sweden). The two countries in the middle are France and Austria. Medicines costing €10 or less will be untouched to ensure manufactures continue making them. Companies will also be able to sell over-thecounter drugs, sold without prescriptions, at whatever price they want. Malas stepped down in October, and Agrotou, the former chief medical officer in the health ministry, took his place. Presidential elections are due in February.

Striking lawyers mill around outside the Nicosia district court yesterday

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Drug suppliers rake it in By Poly Pantelides WHOLESALE buyers of illegal drugs in Cyprus might expect to pay up to €45,000 per kilo for cocaine, about €10,000 euros per kilo for cannabis, and up to €5,000 for a thousand ecstasy pills, a recent study shows. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has done a pilot study done with the European law enforcement agency, Europol, on wholesale drug prices in Europe. The drugs squad YKAN started gathering wholesale price data in Cyprus last year with the help the Cyprus monitoring centre for drugs and drug addiction (CMCDDA) which has recently published its study. So far, wholesale prices for 2011 have been collected for

Wholesale price of illegal narcotics much cheaper than what’s sold to end users ecstasy pills, cocaine, and cannabis which is believed to be the most commonly used illegal drug – the CMCDDA said. Cannabis usually went for €10,000 per kilo but prices ranged from €4,000 to €14,000. Cocaine cost between €35,000 and €45,000 per kilo and ecstasy pills cost between €4,000 and €5,000 per 1,000 pills. Skunk cannabis cost between €8,000 and €10,000 per kilo. A recreational cocaine user told the Cyprus Mail that a gramme of cocaine might cost €100, at least twice as costly as the wholesale rate. Skunk cannabis might cost €20 per gramme (twice the wholesale price), the same

user said adding however that it was cheaper to buy bigger quantities. Data collection in Cyprus is still incomplete because of the need to train officers and set up an integrated IT system, CMCDDA said. Researchers across Europe have defined wholesale drug prices as at least 1.0 kilo or 1,000 pills or doses as appropriate, traded for distribution to other wholesalers or retailers. Retailers sell small amounts to end users. “Wholesale prices will result from the interaction between demand and supply,” the EMCDDA said in the study. If there are more drugs than willing buyers, prices drop and if there are

more willing buyers than available drugs prices go up. Also, if there are more wholesalers who can provide a product, they will compete with each other and prices will drop, the researchers said. The data has been collected to help with law enforcement, policy making and research. Europol and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) made a template for wholesale drug price collection in 2009, later improved for a second round of data collection in 2010. Cyprus was among the 23 EU member states and candidate countries who gave information on wholesale prices for illegal drugs including co-

caine, cannabis, and ecstasy. The information was mostly collected by undercover police officers, by using informants, or by questioning people arrested by the police. About 80 per cent of participating countries said they regularly got information from interviews with people arrested in relation to illegal drugs’ cases. Over half said they used evidence from crime scenes and confiscated materials. Almost no one used academic studies that interviewed drugs’ users. Cyprus did not look at substance purity when looking at wholesale prices because it is considered expensive and time consuming, the CMCDDA said. In addition to Cyprus, a number of countries including Germany, France and the UK participated in the study. Visit www.emcdda.europa.eu to see statistics on those and other European countries.


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Home Lucrative day for burglars in separate jewel thefts

Gas licence ‘a sweetener for Russian loan’ Licence awarded to a consortium which includes a subsidiary of Gazprombank By Elias Hazou LAST WEEK’S decision to award an offshore gas exploration licence to a consortium which includes a subsidiary of Gazprombank may have been a sweetener for a hoped-for Russian loan to keep the government afloat until the end of its term, reports said yesterday. Daily Alithia, a newspaper supportive of the DISY party, said the Cabinet’s decision to award the Block 9 licence to a consortium including GPB Global Resources BV (a Gazprombank subsidiary) was clearly a political decision designed to sugar-coat a request made by Cyprus for a €1 billion loan from Russia. But according to the paper, the loan would not come from the Russian government per se, but rather from Russian banks involved in the Block 9 project. Citing senior government sources, Alithia said the Christofias administration hopes the €1 billion will be enough to ride out the storm until February’s general elections. The sources said the government wants at all costs to avoid signing a bailout deal with the EU/IMF, which would come attached with austerity measures. In fact, Alithia said, this €1 billion is precisely the “new” or “revised” Cypriot request for a Russian loan to which AKEL leader Andros Kyprianou alluded to last Thursday. Kyprianou had said President Christofias – realising that Russia was having difficulty responding to Nicosia’s initial demand for a €5 billion loan – has submitted a new proposal, which was “now on the table.”

Block 9 is just north east of Block 12 Kyprianou made the revelation shortly after returning from Moscow. But on the same day, the finance minister denied knowledge of any “new” request by Nicosia. Alithia speculated that the reason why the finance minister was in the dark about this “new” request is because it does not concern an interstate loan, but a different arrangement altogether. Data seen by the Mail show that to date Block 9 has been by far most the popular offshore prospect in the second licensing round, with a total of eight bids submitted for it. The prospect lies northeast of Block 12, where US firm Noble Energy reported significant reserves of natural gas after exploratory drilling last year. By a Cabinet decision, acting on a recommendation by the Commerce Minister, the licence for Block 9 was awarded to a consortium consisting of Total E&P Activities Petrolieres (operator), NOVATEC Overseas

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Exploration & Production GMbH and GPB Global Resources BV. But according to Alithia, this consortium’s bid was ranked fourth by the evaluation committee - consisting of government technocrats and experts. It’s understood that the evaluation committee’s highest rating for Block 9 went to the bid submitted by another consortium, that comprising Italy’s ENI and South Korea’s KOGAS. Alithia said certain members of the evaluation committee are “outraged” at the Cabinet’s selection. One member was quoted as saying that the winning bid was financially not the most beneficial to Cyprus. He went on to claim that he had been put under “enormous pressure” to change his mind and pick the Total-NOVATEC consortium against his better judgment. Government sources yesterday neither denied nor confirmed the existence of a divergence of opinion between the evaluation committee and the final recommendation of the Commerce Minister. Everything was done by the book, they told the Mail. To their knowledge, no company or consortium has

AKEL leader Andros Kyprianou alluded to ‘new’ loan indicated an intention to challenge the award decision. The same sources explained that in assessing the bids for Block 9 the evaluation committee employed just two of the five criteria listed in the call for expressions of interest. These criteria were: the technical and financial ability of the applicants, and “the ways in which the applicant intends to carry out the activities that are specified in the licence.” But the Commerce Minister employed a different set of criteria (all five) in arriving at his own recommendation. The other three criteria are: national security; the financial consideration that the applicant is offering in order to obtain the license; and “any lack of efficiency and responsibility that the applicant has shown under any previous licence or authorisation of any form in any country of the world.” When presenting his proposal to the Cabinet, the minister brought with him

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two sets of documents: his own recommendation and that of the evaluation committee. Under the relevant law, the Cabinet reserves the right to override the recommendation of a panel if it deems that other factors are germane, such as issues of national security. Also bidding for Block 9 was a consortium consisting of Edison International SpA (Italy), Delek Drilling Ltd Partnership (Israel), Avner Oil Exploration Ltd Partnership (Israel), Enel Trade SpA (Italy), and Woodside Energy Holdings Pty Ltd (Australia). Alithia suggested also the timing of the award of the licences was strange. It said the four offshore licences were awarded just days after another Cabinet session gave the green light to Noble to farm out 30 per cent of its stake in Block 12 to Israel’s Delek group. The paper said the move was made to “appease” the Israelis for not awarding them the licence for Block 9.

BURGLARS stole jewellery worth €232,470 in total from three different homes across the island on Monday, authorities said yesterday. In Nicosia, thieves stole a safe containing €200,000 worth of jewellery from a residence around midday. Thieves emptied the safe and then dumped it in the village of Mathiatis on the outskirts of Nicosia. Police found it and have begun searching it for evidence. Police also reported that €20,470 worth of gold jewellery was taken from a house in Kannavia in the Morphou district during the early hours of Monday. The third robbery also happened during the early hours of Monday in the village of Kyperounta where €12,000 worth of jewellery was stolen. According to statistics gathered by the police, there have been fewer burglaries this year compared to last year. Between the months of January and September last year a total of 2572 burglaries were committed across Cyprus. In 2012, during the same period there have been a reported 2232 burglaries with Nicosia and Limassol being the most hit areas. Over 77 per cent of these cases remain unsolved this year. Speaking to the Cyprus Mail, police spokesman Andreas Angelides advised people to make sure their houses are insured, that valuables be placed in safes and that those safes are put in a secure place in the house.

Luminous safety jackets given out TRAFFIC police will be handing out luminous safety jackets today as part of road safety week. Employees of Laiki Insurance and traffic police will be giving out the jackets at the Latsia weighing station, at 10am for those travelling from Nicosia to Limassol. Police said the goal of handing out the jackets was to make drivers more conscientious and to keep in line with road safety regulations.

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lawyer Forged invoices found Prominent buried in Limassol at OSEL worth €90,000 FORMER Attorney-general Stella Soulioti’s funeral was held yesterday in Limassol. Soulioti, 92, was Cyprus’ first and only female attorneygeneral, and the first woman to serve as a lawyer on the island. She was also the first woman law commissioner on the island and a female justice minister. Soulioti headed the Cyprus Red Cross Society for decades and was on UNESCO’s executive board, and wrote “Fettered Independence” on the history of Cyprus from 1878 to 1964. Law Commissioner Leda Koursoumba addressed the mourners yesterday, among them President Demetris Christofias, ambassadors, politicians and high ranking state officials. She referred to Soulioti’s spirit and integrity as a state servant, “which is rare in our days”. “Stella Soulioti was a pioneer,” Koursoumba said, enlisting decades of accom-

Police suspect a bus company official had been issuing fake fuel invoices

Two men have been questioned and released by police By George Psyllides POLICE have questioned two men linked to the Nicosia bus company OSEL, in connection with forged invoices worth around €90,000, as investigations continued yesterday into claims of fraud. The pair were arrested on Monday, around a week after police visited the company offices in search of evidence. One of the men was released the same day, the second was freed yesterday. Neither were charged. Police suspect a company official had been issuing fake

fuel invoices worth around €90,000, which were later presented to the state for payment. Nicosia’s public bus network was overhauled in 2010 as part of an island-wide revamp of the public system. OSEL was created to run the Nicosia public network with individual shareholders making up the network and charging the company to use their buses and run routes. The government pays companies a rate per kilometre and leases the buses. The new public transport system has been dogged by disagreement over how much the government pays the

IN THE FAMILY COURT OF LEFKOSIA DIVORCE JURISDICTION Appl. No.: 171/12 BEFORE: G. A. Serghides, Pr. Fam. Ct. Chr. Demetriou, Fam. Ct. J. F. Cnstanitinou, Fam. Ct. J. Between SASALIN SANTANAM DEWAGE SILA, of Lefkosia Applicant, and LAURENTIU ALEXANDRU, of 12 Agios Nicolaos Street, 3025 Respondent. Interim Application by the Applicant dated 27.6.12 Following the applicant of Massrs, N. Charalambidou, LLC, advocates for the applicant, THIS COURT having perused the application and the affidavit accompanying the same, dated 27/6/12 and having heard whatever was said by Mrs. Th. Constantinidou, HEREBY ISSUES AN ORDER PERMITTING the service of the application and the present order by publication in and English speaking Cypriot newspaper of wide circulation. In the publication, only the relief sought shall be mentioned and that the material facts, which the applicant invokes for the issue of the relief sought, are set our in the application. The Respondent may file a defence within 30 days from the date of service. In the event the respondent fails to file a defence within the time specified hereinabove, any subsequent notice shall be deemed properly served if posted in the Court Notice Board for a period of five continuous days. Costs in cause. The main application is fixed for service on 20.11.12 Given on 9.7.12 Drawn up on 11.7.12 (seal of the Family Court of Lefkosia attached) (sgd) G. A. Serghides, Pr. Fam. Ct. Chr. Demetriou, Fam. Ct. J. F. Cnstanitinou, Fam. Ct. J. True Copy (sgd) Registrar NN.171.12 (translated from original Greek test) EXTRACT: IN THE FAMILY COURT OF LEFKOSIA DIVORCE JURISDICTION Appl. No.: 171/12 Between SASALIN SANTANAM DEWAGE SILA, of Lefkosia and Applicant, LAURENTIU ALEXANDRU, of 12 Agios Nicolaos Street, 3025 Rellef sought: Respondent. A.

A judgment of the Court dissolving the civil wedding of the parties that was celebrated on 25/11/2008 at Lysi Municipality - Larnaka, on the grounds that the relationship between the parties has irretrievably broken down for reasons concerrning the Respondent so that it is unbearable for the Application. B. Any other order or relief the Court deems fair and reason able under the circumstances. C. The costs of the present Application. (handwritten note:) The material facts invoked by the applicant for the issue of the relief sought are set out in the application.

companies. OSEL has a tenyear contract with the state as of 2010, as do the other five companies covering Paphos, Limassol, Larnaca, Famagusta and intercity routes. The agreement was signed during the tenure of the communication minister at the time, EDEK MP Nicos Nicolaides, while his successor, Erato Kozakou Marcoullis asked for a review of the system. Her successor, Eftyhmios Flourentzos, took a closer look in February during an island-wide strike. Critics and government insiders say that the agreement had been hastily signed without carefully considering the

conditions. The government never went to open tenders on the suggestion of the Road Transport Department, which said going directly to locals would prevent unrest among the 200 bus operators. Trouble with the EU was averted by way of concession contracts. No studies had been done to be used as guides when drafting the conditions of the agreement. A government source told the Cyprus Mail earlier this year that a study concerning Nicosia, which was ongoing at the time and had finished in August 2010, had been ignored.

Stella Soulioti plishments. Soulioti was born in 1920 in Limassol, one of the four children of Aggeliki and Sir Panayiotis. Her siblings were director Michael Cacoyannis and lawyer George – ‘Gogos’ – Cacoyannis, who have already died, and her sister is Yiannoula Cacoyannis-Wakefield, the head of the Michael Cacoyannis foundation.

‘Now we want to wear track suits to school’ PUPILS from the historic Pancyprian gymnasium in Nicosia yesterday morning held a wildcat demonstration, calling on the school’s management to let them wear tracksuits instead of jeans at school. “There are people who can’t wear jeans. Now that the weather is changing, we can’t come to school with jeans because we’ll get cold,” said one pupil, speaking to the state broadcaster. “I don’t want to feel tight in the classroom. It’s more comfortable wearing a tracksuit,” said another. “Other schools wear tracksuits. Why can’t we? They can’t tell me what to do. I haven’t done anything wrong or broken anything,” said his friend. A former pupil told CyBC that the problem with the children today was that they had too much freedom and not enough respect. According to the state broadcaster, the education ministry sent a circular to the school, telling management that it was up to the school to decide whether pupils can wear tracksuits during the winter or not. Some years ago students around the island battled with then Education Minister, the late Pefkios Georgiades for the right to wear jeans to school. The ministry capitulated with certain guidelines on colour and style.


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UCY’s medical school on track Opposition deputies decide to withdraw their previous proposal to freeze funding By Stefanos Evripidou OPPOSITION DEPUTIES in the House Education Committee yesterday decided to withdraw the legal proposal freezing supplementary funds for the establishment of a Medical School by the University of Cyprus (UCY). Ruling AKEL welcomed the move but called it a “disorderly retreat” of the opposition groups after trying to put the whole project in the freezer. Speaking after a committee meeting, Education Minister Giorgos Demosthenous welcomed the decision by DISY, DIKO and EVROKO to withdraw the proposal, expressing his great satisfaction that the ministry’s plans can proceed as planned. The medical school is expected to welcome its first students

in September 2013, he said, adding that the ministry will monitor closely developments regarding the new school’s staffing, and other issues related to its operation. The fund-freezing proposal was tabled two weeks ago by Committee Chairman, DISY’s Nicos Tornaritis, along with DIKO MP Athena Kyriakidou and EVROKO’s Demetris Syllouris. Tornaritis at the time questioned how the school expected to open the necessary positions, choose and hire academics in time to welcome the school’s first 40 students next September. In an effort to explain the move, he argued that parliament needed to ensure that every euro spent of the Cypriot taxpayers was fully justified. Ruling AKEL’s response was to accuse the three parties of hypocrisy for voic-

ing concern about meeting the target date while at the same time setting further obstacles to make sure that date is missed. Justifying his turnaround yesterday, Tornaritis said his party decided to withdraw the proposal to avoid being blamed for delays in the school’s establishment. The main opposition party wants to see the school up and running but based on qualitative and academic criteria, “not some flash in the pan decision by AKEL simply so it can tell people ‘look we made a medical school’,” said the DISY MP, He questioned how the state would be able to come up with the budget earmarked for the school, noting that DISY also has doubts as to whether the school will begin operations next September as planned, given the way the government has handled it

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UCY is expected to welcome its first students in 2013 so far, said Tornaritis. “Unfortunately, given the way the government has handled things from a purely communications perspective, I’m afraid the Medical School will not operate in September 2013,” he said, accusing the present government of “inconsistency”. The committee chairman called on the education minister and UCY Rector Costas Christofides to examine all alternative options before them “to ensure the first 40 students and their families do not become victims of the government’s actions and omissions”. While welcoming the bill’s withdrawal, AKEL deputy Giorgos Loucaides described it a “disorderly re-

treat” by DISY and other co-sponsors of the legal proposal. The whole problem was created by DISY for a sum of €15,000 the university needs to invite the school’s first academic, argued Loucaides. “The aim of DISY and those who co-signed the proposal was to put the medical school in a plaster cast so it won’t operate in 2013,” he said. Christofides also welcomed the opposition MP’s decision, noting however that the university would have to move at a faster pace to accomplish the goal of welcoming the medical school’s first students next September.

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MEN in Paphos are being encouraged to grow moustaches for the duration of the month before shaving them off for charity. The idea is to help raise funds, and increase awareness of men’s health issues as part of the worldwide ‘Movember’ campaign. This year funds are being raised in support of the Paphos Friends hospice, and Movember is being organised by St George’s Football Club. Every year during the month of November ‘Movember’ asks men across the world to grow a moustache with the aim of raising money and awareness for men’s health issues, such as testicular cancer. At the end of the month the moustaches are shaved off. A spokesman for the event said: “We are encouraging Paphos men to sport luxuriant whiskers. They act as a walking advertisement highlighting the necessity of regular medical checkups for prostate and testicular cancers. “ He added that individuals taking part are being encouraged to get sponsorship for their efforts; all of the proceeds will be donated to the hospice. The Friends hospice is currently the only operational hospice in Paphos and is situated in a special wing of the Evangelismos hospital. Since opening in 2006, the facility has grown and now consists of a seven-bed unit which is solely run by donations, money raised by the shops and fundraising events. Around 500 people have been cared for at the hospice which provides palliative care for people suffering with life limiting illness and support for them and their families. Julia Search, Chairperson of The Friends’ Hospice Support Group said : “It’s a wonderful gesture by St George’s Football Club, not only is the Movember effort raising awareness of the dangers of male cancers but is raising vital funds to help maintain the hospice.” At the end of November, Pete Jenkinson, a barber from Peyia, will bring his hair-cutting equipment to the Frog and Toad bar in Coral Bay, where the men will all be ‘shorn.’ Prize-winners for the most impressive moustaches will be announced and there will be a chance to have a haircut at the bar. Movember moustaches were first grown in Australia in 2003. Since then the Movember campaign has gathered momentum and is now a global event. Rock FM will be broadcasting live from the venue and there will be entertainment for all the family. Sponsorship forms can be downloaded from the website www.stgeorgesfc-cy.com or contact 99825269


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Britain injured Heathrow plea over super-hub Scores in bonfire Airport bosses want inquiry to examine case for huge expansion celebrations By Nicholas Cecil and Joe Murphy HEATHROW bosses yesterday called on a major inquiry into airport capacity to examine plans for not only a third runway but a fourth as well. The move will alarm hundreds of thousands of residents in west London and environmentalists. Many campaigners against a third runway have long feared it would pave the way for a fourth. Sir Howard Davies is to chair an expert committee examining options for airport expansion. The prospect of two more runways at Heathrow has been raised by the Free Enterprise Group of Tory MPs. The centre-right think tank Policy Exchange has also promoted plans for a fourrunway airport west or north of the capital. A Heathrow spokesman said: “We don’t endorse either proposal but we do believe that the Davies commission should consider any option for a single airport capable of handling the UK’s future hub capacity needs.

Many campaigners against a third runway have long feared it would pave the way for a fourth “Like all the options, these have their strengths and their weaknesses, which is why the commission needs to undertake a thorough analysis of them all.” Aviation experts believe it is highly unlikely that Heathrow would be allowed to in-

crease in size so dramatically given the furore over additional noise and pollution from just one more runway. Significantly, Sir Howard believes the debate on this issue is shifting with predictions of slower growth in passenger numbers.

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World WORLD TODAY Patriarch dies PATRIARCH Maxim, who led Bulgaria’s Orthodox Christians for 41 years, has died at the age of 98, his church announced yesterday, saying he “presented himself to God” at 3.30am following heart failure. Churches in the Balkan country held mourning masses to commemorate the longest serving patriarch in their 1,100 year-old history, which saw the church survive centuries of Turkish domination and decades of communism. Maxim eventually overcame a revolt within the church following the collapse of communist rule in 1989 to become the longest serving head in Orthodox Christianity - the mainstream religion in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro and Georgia.

Haircut sentence AN Egyptian school teacher received a six-month suspended jail sentence yesterday for cutting the hair of two 12-year-old girl pupils who were not wearing Islamic headscarves, a judicial source said. Iman Abu Bakr Kilany, a science teacher who herself wears a niqab - a veil that also covers her face - said last month she had been removed from the school in the southern town of Luxor after complaints by relatives of the girls - the only two in her class who did not wear headscarves.

Kurdish in court KURDISH militants appear to have achieved their aim of being able to speak in their own language in court after the Turkish government said it would soon submit a bill to parliament on the subject. Courts’ refusal to allow defendants who speak Turkish to use Kurdish in their defence has been a source of controversy in ongoing court cases against hundreds of defendants accused of links to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group and resolving the issue has been one of several key Kurdish demands.

Croc caught A CROCODILE on the run from a Gaza zoo for the past 18 months has finally been captured, police said yesterday. The 1.8 metre-long reptile was spotted several weeks ago in sewage pools in the northern Gaza Strip, and villagers complained he had been eating their livestock. Police called in fishermen, who netted the crocodile on Monday. The fugitive was returned to the zoo and reunited with four other crocodiles.

People cast their ballot at a polling station at a laundromat in Chicago yesterday

(AFP)

America votes after bitter campaign for White House Crowded runway as candidates head to the swing state of Ohio continued from page one down, in what looked like an attempt to steal the Republican’s thunder. Romney stayed on board until the Biden motorcade cleared the tarmac, which soon became even more crowded when his Republican running mate, Paul Ryan, landed to join the Cleveland visit. Settling into his hometown of Chicago, Obama delivered a final pitch to morning commuters in tossup states that have been an almost obsessive focus of both campaigns, and made a surprise visit to a local field office staffed with volunteers. “Four years ago, we had incredible turnout,” Obama told a Miami radio station in a pre-recorded interview. “I know people were excited and energised about the prospect of making history, but we have to preserve the gains we’ve made.” He called a hip-hop music station in Tampa, Florida, in a final outreach to African-American supporters, telling listeners that voting was “central to moving our community forward.” Fuelled by record spending

on negative ads, the battle between the two men was focused primarily on the lagging economic recovery and persistently high unemployment, but at times it also turned personal. Polls began closing in Indiana and Kentucky at 1am this morning, with voting ending across the country over the following six hours. The first results, by tradition, were tallied in Dixville

Notch and Hart’s Location, both in New Hampshire. Obama and Romney each received five votes in Dixville Notch. In Hart’s Location, Obama had 23 votes to nine for Romney and two for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. The balance of power in the US Congress was also at stake in races for the Senate and House of Representatives that could affect the

outcome of “fiscal-cliff” negotiations on spending cuts and tax increases, which kick in at the end of the year unless a deal is reached. In the closing act of the 2012 election drama, both men expressed confidence in winning. But Obama hedged slightly, saying, after the Chicago campaign office visit, that “it’s going to depend ultimately on whether those votes turn out.”

Obama nod to Romney’s ‘spirited campaign’ By Jeff Mason U.S. President Barack Obama congratulated Republican rival Mitt Romney yesterday for running a hard-fought race for the White House and expressed confidence he would win re-election during a stop at a local campaign office to thank volunteers. “I... want to say to Governor Romney congratulations on a spirited campaign. I know that his supporters are just as engaged and just as enthusiastic and working just as hard today,” Obama said as volunteers made phone calls encouraging supporters to get to the polls. “We feel confident we’ve got the votes to win, but it’s going to depend ultimately on whether those votes turn out. And so I would encourage everybody on all sides just to make sure that you exercise this precious right that

we have that people fought so hard for us to have.” Obama made calls to volunteers from the campaign office to thank them for working for his re-election. “I expect that we’ll have a good night, but no matter what happens, I just want to say how much I appreciate everybody who supported me, everybody who’s worked so hard on my behalf,” he said. Traditionally presidential candidates get media attention on Election Day by going to vote. But Obama cast his ballot in Chicago last month - part of his campaign’s push to get its supporters to vote early. So the president’s visit to the office gave him a chance to get in front of the cameras, generate news coverage and encourage turnout. Obama and Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and private equity executive, have fought a largely negative campaign.

Voting appeared to go smoothly in most places. But thousands of voters in New York and New Jersey encountered confusion and frustratingly long lines. Polling stations there were among thousands of buildings damaged by superstorm Sandy eight days ago. Obama ridiculed Romney’s claims to be the candidate of change and said the challenger would be a rubber stamp for a conservative Tea Party agenda. Romney argued that four more years of Obama could mean another economic recession. Obama kept to his Election Day ritual of playing basketball with friends and staffers. He voted in October using early voting procedures - as have up to 35 to 40 per cent of voters nationwide, either by mail-in ballots or in person. Biden stood patiently to cast his ballot in his home state of Delaware. Asked if this would be the last time he would vote for himself, Biden he said with a grin: “No, I don’t think so.” The 69-yearold former US senator, who twice ran unsuccessfully for the White House, has not ruled out a 2016 run.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: THE GAFFES, QUOTES, STARS AND STUNTS Best Mitt Romney line: “I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love.” Best Barack Obama line: “You mentioned that we have fewer ships than we had in 1916. Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets.” Best Joe Biden gaffe: Thinking he was in Ohio when he was actually in Florida. Best Paul Ryan gaffe: Shaving more than an hour off his fastest marathonrunning time. Best pundit: Abigael Evans, four, from Colorado, who became a YouTube star after telling her mother she was crying inconsolably because she was “tired

of Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney”. Best tactical act of contrition: National Public Radio, who apologised to Abigael for broadcasting the discussion that prompted her outburst, adding: “The campaign’s gone on long enough for us, too.” Best act of opportunistic marketing: When it was claimed that, as devout Mormons, Mitt and Ann Romney could be expected to wear special Latter Day Saints underclothing, a website called Mormonssecret.com photoshopped their heads on to models wearing “magic Mormon underwear”. Best example of a tactical stunt backfiring: Billionaire and “birther” Donald Trump, convinced that Obama was born in Africa and is thus ineligible

for the presidency, offered to donate $5m to a charity of Obama’s choice if he released his birth and college records. Obama, asked by Jay Leno what Trump’s problem is, quipped: “This all dates back to when we were ya.” growing up together in Kenya.” Best example of a misfiring ng celebrity endorsement: Honourable able mentions for Clint Eastwood talking to a chair at the Reapublican Convention and Mardonna’s loudly booed exhortation to a concert audience to vote for Obama because he is “a ouse”. black Muslim in the White House”. oes to But the accolade surely goes eak and Gary Busey, star of Point Break Lethal Weapon, who once snorted g. He spilled cocaine off his dog.

endorsed Newt Gingrich as the Republican candidate, saying: “I’ve never met Newt but I know what he stands for.” He later withdre withdrew his support. Most unlikely unl campaign star: Sesame S Street’s Big Bird (left), after Rom Romney stated he would federa funding for the Public axe federal Broadcasti Service, home to the Broadcasting show. B Best luck with the w weather: Barack O Obama saw the Republica convention threatlican ene by Hurricane Isaac ened Ro and Romney’s campaign briefground last week by Superly grounded storm San Sandy. Sandy also offered him the c chance to make political capital by visiting the stricken.


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Cameron says Assad exit deal could be arranged

Briton murdered in China fed tips to British intelligence

Blasts in Damascus, brother of parliament speaker killed

A BRITISH businessman murdered in China in a highprofile case of political intrigue was an informal source of information for Britain’s foreign intelligence agency, MI6, two sources said. The sources confirmed the substance of a news report alleging that UK businessman Neil Heywood, who died under suspicious circumstances a year ago in the Chinese city of Chongqing, had been in contact with MI6 and had been a “willful and knowing informant.” The sources reiterated public denials by top British government officials that Heywood had ever been an MI6 staff officer. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday Heywood’s contact in MI6 had once described him as “useful”. It said Heywood, who acted as a “freelance” consultant advising companies and individuals on business in China had provided British intelligence with information on the family of Bo Xilai, a Chinese Communist Party boss whose downfall earlier this year caused political upheaval.

By Mohammed Abbas and Khaled Yacoub Oweis BRITAIN yesterday suggested offering Syrian President Bashar al-Assad immunity from prosecution as a way of persuading him to leave power. At the same time deadly explosions struck a Damascus district housing members of Assad’s Alawite sect and gunmen killed the brother of the speaker of parliament, as violence escalated in the capital. The opposition said at least 100 more people were killed in the 19-month old revolt. “Anything, anything, to get that man out of the country and to have a safe transition in Syria,” British Prime Minister David Cameron told Al Arabiya news network in Abu Dhabi before flying to Saudi Arabia. Syrian state media said at least 10 people were killed and 30 wounded by a deadly explosion in the Hai al-Wuroud district in the northwest of the capital. The hilltop neighbourhood is situated near a barracks and housing for elite army units, and is home to members of Assad’s Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shi’ite Islam. Syria’s rebellion in is drawn mainly from the Sunni Muslim majority. Opposition activists said three explosions were heard in Hai al-Wuroud and at least 15 people killed. A car bomb exploded near a shopping

Syrian boys wait for food behind an iron door at a school housing around 140 refugees in Atme near Turkey mall in the mixed neighbourhood of Ibn al-Nafis, killing and injuring several people, they said. Officials and their families are increasingly being targetted by assassins as violence spreads in the capital. Victims have included parliamentarians, ruling Baath party officials, and even actors and doctors seen as Assad supporters. State television said gunmen had assassinated Mohammed Osama al-Laham, brother of the speaker of parliament, in Damascus’s Midan district. No group claimed immediate responsibility. Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi warned that Syria, where some 32,000 people have died in 19 months of violence, could end up a collapsed state like Somalia, prey to warlords

and militias. “Of course I would favour him facing the full force of international law and justice for what he’s done,” Cameron said of Assad. “I am certainly not offering him an exit plan to Britain. But if he wants to leave he could leave, that could be arranged.” It was unclear if Cameron had spoken to other UN Security Council members about the idea - which could involve offering Assad immunity from prosecution if he accepted asylum in a third country. Nor was it clear what nation would take him. The UN human rights office has said Syrian officials suspected of committing or ordering crimes against humanity should face prosecution at the International Criminal Court.

Putin sacks defence minister amid money, adultery scandals PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin yesterday fired Russia’s defence minister over corruption allegations, the latest twist in an unfolding saga of power, money and suspected adultery at the heart of the Kremlin. Putin announced on television that he had fired Anatoly Serdyukov, once seen as one of the president’s most loyal courtiers but lately a liability amid allegations that the military sold off assets cheaply to insiders. “Taking into consideration the situation around the Defence Ministry, in order to create conditions for an objective investigation into all matters, I have decided to remove Defence Minister Serdyukov from his post,” Putin said. Serdyukov’s replacement will be Sergei Shoigu, recently named governor of the Moscow region and known as a popular and loyal Putin ally during nearly two decades as head of the Emergencies Ministry. The defence minister wields immense power in Russia, channelling billions of dollars every year through the country’s powerful defence industry, the second largest arms exporter in the world. Putin has promised to spend 23

trillion roubles ($726.30 billion) on the military by the end of the decade. Corruption has been endemic at the defence ministry for decades. The country’s top military prosecutor said last year that a fifth of the budget was stolen or embezzled. Putin said at the televised meeting with Shoigu that he must continue “grandiose plans for the reform of the army”. Russian investigators raided the offices of Defence Ministry firm Oboronservis last month and opened an investigation into the company on suspicion that it had sold assets to commercial firms at a loss of nearly $100 million. Russian media have been speculating for days that Serdyukov had lost Putin’s support after having an extra-marital affair that infuriated Serdyukov’s powerful father-in-law and patron, Viktor Zubkov, chairman of oil monopoly Gazprom. When police raided the apartment of Serdyukov’s neighbour, 33-year-old female military bureaucrat Yevgeniya Vasilieva, they found valuable paintings, rare antiques and more than 100 expensive rings.

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Business Merkel, Cameron to thrash out EU budget differences

London finance firms to axe 13,000 jobs in 2013 LONDON’S financial sector will lay off 13,000 staff in 2013, cutting employment in a key UK economic sector to a 20-year low, as job vacancies also drop in Europe and even Asia, studies showed. Financial firms in Europe’s biggest financial centre have laid off more than 100,000 employees since a market peak in 2007, driven by four years of crisis that have brought a wholesale reassessment of banks’ role and business models. Weak deal making will drag London job levels in 2014 to their lowest since the early 1990s, the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) predicted yesterday The Centre previously saw banks and other financial firms adding around 6,000 jobs next year but now expected a collapse in many business areas during 2012 and little chance of a big rise in activity next year. “The models indicate at best stabilisation during 2013/14 and a gentle rise thereafter,” CEBR said in its statement. The financial sector accounts for just over 10 per cent of the UK economy, more than construction or manufacturing, and is seen by most analysts as a key driver of the long-running economic boom that ended with the 2008 crisis. Worries about the health of the euro zone kept equities trading volumes weak in 2012, hurting many London stockbrokers, while mergers and acquisitions in the UK have also slowed. This has hit smaller firms as well as international banks with big bases in London, with Germany’s Deutsche Bank among those cutting jobs in 2012.

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By Peter Griffiths

People walk past a Marks & Spencer store in London yesterday as the British retailer said net profits sank in the first half of its financial year, the company failing to win a boost from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics (AFP)

Reports show Europe economies worsening Gloom as big economies see no improvement in Q4 By Andy Bruce THE fourth quarter has so far brought no improvement in the fortunes of most of Europe’s economies, which now risk shrinking more than previously expected, gloomy data showed yesterday. Purchasing managers indexes (PMIs), which gauge the activity of thousands of companies worldwide, showed euro zone businesses endured their worst month in October since June 2009, with little hope of a turnaround coming soon. The euro zone relies heavily on Germany, its largest economy, to generate growth. Business activity there shrank at a faster pace last month and new data show industrial orders in September plummeted at a far faster rate than expected. PMI compiler Markit said its latest survey was consistent with the euro zone economy shrinking at a quarterly rate of around 0.5 per cent. If the PMIs fail to improve for November and December, the euro zone economy could easily face a hefty contraction in the fourth quarter. “Given the stabilisation in financial markets, and in consumer sentiment indicators in some countries, we thought perhaps you would see some stabilisation in the PMIs as well,” said Janet Henry, chief European economist at HSBC. “What’s disappointing about the Q4 data is the weakness reflected in the

core euro zone indicators - the French and German PMIs.” German industrial orders data for September only added to the sense of gloom with a 3.3 per cent monthon-month decline. While the data series is notoriously volatile, it bodes poorly for industrial production data due today. “This will add to concerns within financial markets that the global trade cycle is weakening, and certainly suggests momentum going

into the fourth quarter is fairly weak,” said Nick Matthews, European economist at Nomura. British industrial output also fell more sharply than expected in September, data showed yesterday, reinforcing fears an incipient recovery will struggle to gather pace. Britain’s services PMIs were released on Monday, and suggested the same. Markit’s Eurozone Composite PMI fell in October to 45.7 from 46.1 in September,

AUDITORS BEMOAN PERSISTENT ERRORS IN THE EU’S SPENDING OFFICIAL auditors found substantial errors in European Union spending last year, providing new ammunition to those seeking to stop an increase in the bloc’s next long-term budget. The European Court of Auditors, which is responsible for checking the finances of the EU’s institutions, said yesterday it had found irregularities affecting 4 per cent of total spending during 2011, equivalent to around €5.2 billion. The biggest problems were in outlays on rural development, fisheries and health, the Luxembourg-based court said in its annual report, which ran to more than 240 pages. The overwhelming majority of errors arose from “misapplication or misunderstanding”

of the EU’s complex rules, the auditor said, although a handful of cases of suspected fraud were reported to the EU’s anti-fraud office. “With Europe’s public finances under severe pressure, there remains scope to spend EU money more efficiently and in a better-targeted manner,” court President Vitor Caldeira said. “Member states must agree on better rules for how EU money is spent, and member states and the Commission must enforce them properly.” Politicians in Britain have pointed to evidence of waste and inefficiency in EU spending to push for deep cuts to the bloc’s proposed budget for 2014-2020, which covers a total of €1 trillion and is in the process of being negotiated.

down slightly from a preliminary reading of 45.8 two weeks ago and marking its ninth consecutive month below the 50 mark dividing growth from contraction. The survey will do little to alter the view of a majority of economists that the European Central Bank will trim interest rates to a new record low of 0.5 per cent, although probably early next year rather than tomorrow. “Sentiment is still being hit hard as companies worry about the dual impact of weak domestic demand and a slowing global economy,” said Rob Dobson, senior economist at PMI compiler Markit. Surveys from Asia and the United States released on Monday suggested the euro zone will remain the global economy’s principal laggard going into 2013. But there were two bright spots in yesterday’s PMI data. The Irish survey rebounded strongly in October and the Italian services PMI, while still showing businesses are struggling, shot above the highest forecast from economists. “It’s not all really bad news, but it’s all consistent with a contraction in the real economy. And that’s not what you want when you’ve got really high debt levels,” said HSBC’s Henry. That applies particularly to Spain, the euro zone’s No.4 economy, as its services sector shrank for a 16th straight month. Most say it’s only a matter of time, likely before the end of the year, that Spain asks for a full sovereign bailout.

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel will try to narrow divisions that threaten to wreck a European Union budget deal and further isolate Britain from its biggest trading partner when she meets British Prime Minister David Cameron in London today. Cameron, under pressure after suffering a humiliating defeat in parliament at the hands of anti-European rebels in his Conservative Party, will have a working dinner with Merkel after threatening to veto the EU’s seven-year 2014-20 spending plan. There is growing anger among German officials over what they see as Britain’s semi-detached stance towards the EU that could lead to London sliding out of a 27-nation union distrusted by public opinion and a sceptical media. “This constant litany that we must do everything to keep Britain in the EU leads to a permanent state of blackmail by our British friends,” former German EU ambassador Dietrich von Kyaw told a seminar of the Institute for European Politics in Berlin yesterday, venting a mood of exasperation among policymakers.

AUSTERITY Cameron has called for a real-terms freeze in EU spending to reflect national austerity policies and has threatened to block a deal otherwise, potentially holding up an increase in funding for the poorest new east European member states. He has also ruffled feathers in Europe by talking of using closer euro zone integration as an opportunity to repatriate some powers from Brussels. In a veiled reprimand last week, Merkel said veto threats would not help the EU’s tense budget negotiations. Germany is the biggest net contributor to the budget while Britain, which receives an annual rebate on its payments to Brussels, is the fourth largest net payer after France and Italy. The talks between Merkel and Cameron must come up with “something extraordinary” if the 27-member bloc is to reach a deal, one euro zone government source said. The budget accounts for just over 1 per cent of EU gross domestic product, compared to between 40 and 56 per cent spent on national budgets. Most EU money is spent on agriculture (around 40 per cent) and regional development in poorer parts of the bloc (about 35 per cent), with the balance going on research, overseas development aid and 6 per cent on administration.


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Opinion

The government is going the wrong way about dealing with EU partners AS IF THINGS were not bad enough for our bankrupt state and the insolvent banks, with the potential lenders playing hard-ball, we now have to start worrying about German objections to our low corporate tax, the main competitive advantage we have for attracting foreign business. If we are forced to increase corporate tax, in exchange for a bailout, it would lead to a drastic contraction of the financial services sector which makes the biggest contribution to our GDP and attracts deposits of billions to Cyprus banks. The issue was raised in Germany last week when finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, was asked during a question and answer session whether Cyprus would be asked to change its corporate tax in order to secure bailout funds. While avoiding taking a clear stand, Schaeuble said that he knew of Eurogroup members that were setting this condition. Then came the report in the authoritative German magazine Der Spiegel, which described Cyprus as a ‘money-laundering haven’ and argued that financial assistance “would mainly benefit Russian oligarchs who have parked illegal money in banks accounts in Cyprus.” Government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said the article was libellous and pointed out that Cyprus fully complied with all EU antimoney laundering regulations and had been favourably rated when inspected. This was the correct response to the magazine’s allegations. However he was caught unaware about the issue of the corporate tax, as it had been raised at the last Eurogroup meeting which made the following commitment; “Regarding Cyprus, ministers affirmed their common commitment to fighting tax flight and money laundering.” Did the finance minister not brief the government about this? Even if he did, the government followed its usual policy of ignoring unpleasant developments in the hope they will disappear. Stefanou’s response indicated that the government had not given any thought to dealing with what could be a very difficult issue. All he could say was that the issue had never been raised in discussions with the troika and “for the government there is no such question.” This defiant rhetoric was also adopted by the AKEL chief who yesterday declared “we will never give in to any threats irrespective of where they come from.” This is the problem with this government – it believes it could run a country through cheap grandstanding. How would it stop the Bundestag from raising the issue of corporate tax when it discusses the approval of Cyprus’ bailout? Instead of the engaging in hollow rhetoric, the government should be devising a strategy for dealing with the problem; it should make contact with the main German parties explaining how important corporate tax is for our economy, and that increasing it would wreck all prospects of recovery. The government could invite the Eurogroup to send inspectors to check allegations of money laundering as well. It is through co-operation and consultation with our partners that we will achieve our objectives, not by antagonising them and dictating to them the terms on which they would lend us money.

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The one-state solution and another blind alley “E

V E R Y B O D Y knows how this will end,” wrote Nahum Barnea, one of Israel’s best-known journalists, in the newspaper Yediot Aharonot recently. “There will be a bi-national (state).” The “two-state solution” for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is dead; long live the “one-state solution.” The two-state solution, promised by the Oslo Accords of 1993, was the goal of the “peace process” of the past twenty years. It envisaged the creation of a Palestinian state in the one-fifth of the former colony of Palestine that did not end up under Israeli rule after the war of 1948. That Palestinian mini-state, in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, would live alongside Israel in peace, and the long, bitter struggle over Palestine would end happily. That Palestinian state is no longer a viable possibility, mainly because there are now half a million Jewish settlers living amongst the two million Palestinians in the West Bank and former East Jerusalem. “I do not give up on the two-state solution on ideological grounds,” wrote Haaretz columnist Carlo Strenger in September. “I give up on it because it will not happen.” The greatest triumph of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his predecessor, Ariel Sharon, has been to make the two-state solution impossible. Both men pretended to accept the Oslo Accords in order to ward off foreign pressure on Israel, but both worked hard and successfully to sabotage them by more than tripling the number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank in only twenty years. Now the job is done, and it is not only Israelis who can read the writing on the wall. Moderate Palestinians, never all that enthralled with the prospect of a tiny “independent” country completely surrounded by the Israeli army, are also giving up on the two-state idea. As Ahmed Qurei, who led the Palestinian delegation that negotiated the Oslo Accords, wrote recently: “We must seriously think about closing the book on the twostate solution.” So the one-state solution is creeping back onto the agenda, if only tentatively. The current Israeli government will have

Comment Gwynne Dyer nothing to do with it, since endless, futile talk about an independent Palestinian state serves Netanyahu’s purposes so well. But one day there will be a different government in Israel, and the Palestinians will still be there. What are the odds that the one-state solution might then get real traction? In a sense, the single state already exists: Israel has controlled the West Bank militarily since the conquest of 1967, and until recently it occupied the Gaza Strip as well. Almost 40 percent of Israelis already support a solution that would simply incorporate the West Bank into Israel permanently. But what would Israel do with those two million extra Palestinians who would then live within the country’s expanded borders? Combine them with the million and a half Palestinians in Israel, the descendants of those who were not driven out in 1948, and there would be 3.5 million Palestinians in a one-state Israel that included almost all the land west of the Jordan River. Add the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, who will number another 2 million in five years time, and there would be 5.5 million Palestinians in Israel. That would mean there were almost as many Palestinians in Israel as there are Jews. That unwelcome prospect is probably why Ariel Sharon unilaterally withdrew all Israeli troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip and sealed the border in 2005: if there were ever a one-state solution, he didn’t want those extra two million Palestinians to be part of it. He did want to keep the West Bank, on the other hand – but even without the Gaza Strip, the one-state solution would produce an Israel whose population was more than one-third Palestinian. This is precisely why an increasing number of Palestinians favour the one-state solution. They have tried guerilla war to get their lands and their political rights back, to no avail. They have tried terrorism, which didn’t work either. They tried ne-

ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 7

The greatest triumph of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (above) and his predecessor, Ariel Sharon, has been to make the two-state solution impossible gotiation for twenty years, and that didn’t work. So maybe the best tactic would be to change the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from an international problem to a civil rights problem. So the Palestinians should just accept the permanent annexation of the West Bank by Israel, argue the one-staters. Indeed, they should actively seek it. They are already Israeli subjects, by every objective measure of their condition. If they become Israeli citizens instead, then the question of their status becomes a civil rights issue, to be pursued non-violently – and perhaps with a greater chance of success. That is the logic of the proone-state argument among the Palestinians, and it is flawless if you assume that Palestinians would enjoy full rights of citizenship once the West Bank was legally part of Israel. But that

is rather unlikely, as the status of Israel’s existing Palestinian citizens already demonstrates. They are much poorer and less influential politically than their Jewish fellow-citizens. A new public opinion poll in Israel by the Dialog polling group reveals that almost 70 percent of Israeli Jews would object to giving West Bank Palestinians the vote even if Israel annexed the territory they live in. The only alternative is an apartheid-style state where only the Jewish residents have rights, but most Israelis seem quite relaxed about that. The Palestinians are probably heading up another blind alley. But then, all the alleys are blind.  Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries

WHAT THE MAIL SAID

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25 years ago Saturday November 7, 1987

Vladimir Lenin seizes power from the Tsarist regime in a coup d’etat. Widespread starvation and catastrophic military failure in the First World War left Russia ripe for revolt.

A British soldier told a Cypriot court yesterday how gunmen blasted away at his LandRover as he careered down a highway, an injured a teenage girl at his side. “I think the attackers were after the vehicle, the uniform I was wearing and what it stood for,” Corporal John Bailey said.

1956 Eisenhower is returned to the White House with the biggest share of votes for 100 years.

1975 Dr Tiede Herrema, a Dutch industrialist kidnapped by the IRA more than a month ago, is freed.

1989 East German leader Egon Krenz prepares to choose a new government after mass resignations of Communist ministers.

2000 Hilary Clinton is elected as a Senator for New York, making her the only ever First Ledy to win an elected office in American history.

35 years ago Monday November 7, 1977 The Soviet leader Brezhnev and the Foreign Minister Gromyko reiterated Soviet support for the Cyprus case in an informal talk with the Cyprus ambassador in Moscow. The Cyprus ambassador attended a reception given by President Brezhnev for the diplomatic corps in the Kremlin last Wednesday on the 60th anniversary of the October revolution.

45 years ago Tuesday November 7, 1967 Prime Minister Harold Wilson today told President Sunay of Turkey that Britain attaches special importance to the continuing presence in Cyprus of the UN peacekeeping force. The two leaders touched briefly on the Cyprus problem during talks today. Wilson gave special support to the work being done in the island by the UN special representative, Osorio-Tafall, according to informed sources.


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Showbiz

Day-Lewis gets under President Lincoln’s skin

By Piya Sinha-Roy

Spielberg’s new film in Oscar buzz By Zorianna Kit DANIEL Day-Lewis had little more than a statue and a few famous speeches to go on when he first agreed to play President Abraham Lincoln on screen. By the time production began on Steven Spielberg’s movie Lincoln, the British-Irish actor was so immersed in the character he was even texting costars as America’s Civil War president. “I knew nothing about him,” Day-Lewis, 55, told reporters ahead of the film’s November 9 release. “I had everything to learn and apart from a few images, a statue ... a few lines from the first inaugural, a few from the Gettysburg address, that would be my entire knowledge of that man’s life,” he added. The double Oscar winner admitted he was hesitant in taking on the role of Lincoln, saying he did not want to “be responsible for irrevocably staining the reputation of the greatest president this country’s ever known.” Despite his doubts, DayLewis is already being hailed as a certain Oscar nominee for his work on the movie, which could add to his best actor Oscar haul for his greedy turn of the century oil baron in There Will be Blood (2007) and his role as

Rare Lennon letter to Clapton up for auction

The double Oscar winner admitted he was hesitant in taking on the role of Abraham Lincoln, saying he did not want to ‘be responsible for irrevocably staining the reputation of the greatest president this country’s ever known’ a quadriplegic writer in the 1989 film My Left Foot. Entertainment website Cinema Blend called his performance “faultless and surprisingly restrained,” while Indiewire writes that “the motivating force of Lincoln belongs to its leading man, whose screen presence is a wonder to behold even when he says nothing”. British born Day-Lewis is known for exhaustive preparation and for throwing himself completely in his roles, even when the cam-

eras are not rolling. Lincoln was no exception. Sally Field, who plays Mary Todd Lincoln, recalled how the man who would play her on-screen husband had texted her “totally in character” over a seven-month period prior to shooting the movie. “It was difficult because you had to figure out how to say what you wanted to say within the vernacular of the time,” Field told reporters. The film centres around the last few months of Lin-

coln’s life. The Civil War is still raging and the president is fighting factions within his own cabinet, as well as political factions in Congress, to pass the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that abolished slavery. While efforts to pass the Thirteenth Amendment in late 1864 and early 1865 take centre stage in the film, it also delves into Lincoln’s life at home with his wife and sons Robert (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Tad (Gulliver McGrath).

Spielberg said the film was never intended to be a biography of Lincoln. “We needed to focus it in on a working president and a father and a husband,” Spielberg explained. “You couldn’t do that if it was the greatest hits of Abraham Lincoln. We would have been dilettantes as filmmakers and as actors. We would have been hitting all the high points and just giving you the headlines and not giving you any sense of the depth of this character, this man,” he added.

Robbie Williams laughs Liz Hurley injures her back off TV ad comparison NEW dad Robbie Williams has laughed off claims his latest number one hit sounded like a television advert for children’s sweets. The singer is celebrating his first solo UK number one hit for eight years after Candy topped the official singles chart. It is the 14th number one of his career - including Take That meaning he has drawn level with bandmate Gary Barlow, who co-wrote the song. The singer, who became a father in September after wife Ayda gave birth to their first child Theodora Rose, said he was not keeping count. He said: “I’m like a footballer who doesn’t know how many he’s scored.” Speaking backstage in Oxford Street, central London, where he turned on the Christmas lights, Robbie laughed off claims his song sounds similar to a prominent television advert for Haribo sweets. He said: “The Haribo advert sounds like ring-a-ring of roses so it does sound like the Haribo advert, yes you’re right, but they can’t sue me because they also sound like a nursery rhyme from a couple of centuries ago. “It was pointed out to me via YouTube when I read the comments and I was like ‘oh yeah, it does doesn’t it?’ but I think every song has been written now and everything sounds similar.” Robbie said his daughter’s arrival meant there would “more love” and “nativity-ness” this Christmas. He said: “It feels wonderful. I was away for a few days and I hadn’t seen her and I walked through the door and the first thing I wanted to do was pick her up and put her in my arms.”

The actress is dating Aussie cricket legend Shane Warne

THE actress - who is currently dating Australian cricketer Shane Warne - was walking her dogs in the Gloucestershire countryside in South West England when the incident took place on Sunday, and felt so terrible she had to take super-strong pain killers belonging to Shane. Writing on twitter, she said: “Just back from dog walking & feeling a million times better for the fresh air. “However, one wellington leaked and I have a soaking wet foot, plus I fell into a ditch. (sic)” A few hours later, she wrote: “My back killing me after, er, falling into that ditch. Rifling through @warne888’s meds bag to nick his super strong pain killers... (sic)” However, she was keeping herself busy by cuddling up with her dogs waiting for her boyfriend to return. She said: “Ooooooh 2 degrees in darkest Gloucs tonight. Luckily 4 dogs are snuggled up with me and @warne888 comes home soon.

JOHN Lennon held out the promise he could bring out more musical greatness in legendary guitarist Eric Clapton in a letter that could fetch as much as $30,000 when it is sold at auction next month, the organisers of the sale said. The signed, hand-written letter by the Beatle, who died in 1980 at the age of 40, is one of a selection from some of the world’s great musicians that will go under the hammer in Los Angeles at the Profiles in History auction on December 18. In a draft letter dated September 29, 1971, Lennon expressed his respect and admiration for British guitarist Clapton and suggested that they form a band together. “Eric, I know I can bring out something great, in fact greater in you that had been so far evident in your music. I hope to bring out the same kind of greatness in all of us, which I know will happen if/ when we get together,” Lennon wrote in the letter. The letter will hold special significance for Beatles fans as auctioneer Joe Maddalena said it was widely known that there were problems in the Fab Four’s relationships with each other, and that Clapton had almost become a Beatle.

BEATLES BREAKUP Clapton played in the Plastic Ono Band, formed by Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969 before the breakup of the Beatles in 1970. He also played on the George Harrison song While My Guitar Gently Weeps, which was on the Beatles’ White Album. “There was a point in time when George Harrison thought about leaving the band and his replacement was Clapton, so this letter is a link of what could have been,” Maddalena said. The letter is one of 300 manuscripts and letters from literary, musical and political greats, that will be auctioned from the holdings of an American collector. “What we know of history is from the written word, without these letters, it would all be verbal. It’s a really unique area of collecting as you’re getting a glimpse into people’s minds,” Maddalena said. Other highlights include a handwritten letter from George Washington, with a pre-sale estimate of up to $300,000, and a Charles Dickens manuscript with an obituary of novelist William Thackeray, expected to fetch between $40,000 and $60,000. Also on the auction block is a signed, handwritten letter from German composer Ludwig van Beethoven to Tobias Haslinger, a friend of his publisher, in which the musician discussed the second performance of his Ninth Symphony and the Missa Solemnis, two of his most revered works.


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Education

Stop our children snacking, parents plead with schools Three in four parents want their children kept in school for lunch Plays to mark Shakespeare’s 450th birthday THOUSANDS of children in Britain are to be given the chance to stage a Shakespeare play in a theatre to mark the 450th anniversary of the Bard’s birth in 2014. The Shakespeare Schools Festival, whose patrons include Dame Judi Dench, Kevin Spacey and Jenny Agutter, will receive £140,000 from the Department for Education to help it almost triple the number of schools it works with, reaching 50,000 children in 2014. The department is also giving the Royal Shakespeare Company £125,000 to provide all state secondary schools with a free copy of its RSC Shakespeare Toolkit for Teachers, containing more than 60 hours of teaching resources on Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Agutter said: “The use of language can give us more than basic communication. Shakespeare’s wonderful plays let us hear and understand people’s strengths, weaknesses, fears and joys. “The plays pose questions about humanity and morality. The words have a music that touches our senses.” Education Secretary Michael Gove said: “I was enraptured by a Shakespeare Schools Festival performance of Macbeth by a primary school at the Royal Court earlier this year. “The festival enables students to bring the plays of the great playwright to life and does fantastic work to improve cultural education in our schools.”

By Alison Kershaw CHILDREN should be made to stay in school at lunchtime to stop them buying unhealthy snacks and takeaways, research in the UK suggests. It also found that the vast majority of parents believe that tough healthy food standards should apply to all schools, including academies. The study, by LACA, which represents catering managers, is based on a survey of more than 12,000 parents and reveals current opinions about school dinners. The findings show that three in four parents (73.4 per cent) are in favour of secondary school students, up to the age of 16, being kept on school premises during lunchtimes for their own safety, and to stop visits to local takeaways and shops. A further third (35.5 per cent) would like to see sixth-formers (aged 16-18) banned from leaving school at lunchtime. Anne Bull, national chair of LACA, which conducted the study with ParentPay, said that the significant numbers of parents in favour of keeping teenagers in is a “highly persuasive factor for head teachers to make changes to school policy.” “Whilst we cannot prevent students buying from takeaways and shops on the way to or after school, we should all be working together to help encourage young people to use the school food services more during the time they are at school.,” she said. The study also examined views on strict nutritional guidelines that were introduced in England’s primaries in 2008 and secondaries in 2009. In the past year concerns have been raised that academies, which are semi-independent state schools, are exempt from these rules, which other local authority-run schools must follow. TV chef Jamie Oliver has previously said that this exemption is

TV chef Jamie Oliver had made healthy food options in schools one of his major campaigns putting children’s future health at risk and recent research showed that over one in four academies is offering crisps and savoury snacks with one in six providing chocolate and sweets. Education Secretary Michael Gove has always maintained that giving academies the choice to opt out of the nutritional standards gives them the freedom to do what is best for their students. The LACA study, published to mark the start of National School Meals Week, found that more than nine in ten parents (92.3 per cent) think that all schools should have to abide by a set of nutritional standards laid down by government, and

of important parents place on on children’s health and wellbeing, as well as on providing healthy food in school. “Parents are clear they do not want to see support for their school catering services being undermined by any lack of financial or policy support. “They are sending out a clear message about their future expectations for school food provision. Whilst much has been achieved as a result of the hard work of schools and caterers, additional measures to enhance this progress, would help children and young people achieve their potential, both academically and physically.”

schoolsreport Student support at American Academy

More time to finish exams PUPILS are increasingly being granted extra time to complete GCSE and Alevel exams, official figures showed on Monday. Ofqual statistics reveal that 128,744 requests were made this summer for candidates to be given up to 25 per cent longer in an exam. This is a 5 per cent increase on the year before, when 122,214 requests were made. The latest data shows that the majority of requests were granted - a total of 123,248 were approved this summer, compared with 117,169 the year before. Under current rules, schools are allowed to ask for reasonable adjustments to be made for candidates who have particular needs.

a similar proportion (92.1 per cent) said there should be an independent body to monitor schools to ensure they meet the regulations. Oliver, who has published a school meals manifesto aimed at making sure children know how to cook and eat healthy food, said: “It’s blatantly clear from the outcome of the LACA/ ParentPay survey - which is a direct representation of what busy parents in this day and age actually think --what a humungous impact health has on our lives. “I just hope that they show the results to Gove and that he does something positive with the data.” Bull said that the high response rate to the survey shows the level

French success for PASCAL school PASCAL’s strong focus on linguistic skills was well rewarded this year with two students from PASCAL English School in Limassol receiving the highest scores nationwide in the French DELF A1 exam. Students of the school under the guidance of Professor Vasilikis Vasiliou took the external examinations French DELF A1, with Christina Lougkridou (left) and Christina Hadiicharalambous both scoring 99 per cent.

STUDENTS and family members of the American Academy Nicosia recently welcomed their new head boy and head girl for the new academic year. The inauguration ceremony for Ahmet Aslim and Anthoulla Christodolou was conducted by the principal Richard Wildsmith in a special school assembly last month. Speaking to their fellow students during the assembly Ahmet and Anthoulla spoke of the importance of students caring for one another and encouraging each other in aiming high in their studies, their sports and their other extra curricular activities. The head boy and head girl will now go on to lead the student council and support the staff and principal.

The new head boy and head girl Anthoulla Christodolou and Ahmet Aslim with principal Richard Wildsmith


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What’s on

films

(K) All Audiences (12/15/18) No admittance to Under-12s/ 15s/ 18s (N/A) Not Available

NICOSIA 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. Tel: 77778383 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) 5.30, 8.05 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) 5.30 and 8.05pm. 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 Cyprus (Screen 5) at 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383

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; KCineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 8pm. Tel: 7777-8383 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: 7777-8383 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 Just the Wind (in Hungarian, with Greek subtitles) Cine Studio, tonight only at 9pm, presented by ‘Lux Film Days’. Tel: 22-870500

LIMASSOL Skyfall (12) Rio 2 at 5pm (weekends only), 7.45 and 10.30pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5, 7.40 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

CINEMA WEBSITES: K-Cineplex: http://kcineplex.com, Friends of the Cinema Society: http://www.ofk.org.cy

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; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7.50 and 10.10pm. 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 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 Savages (18) Rio 6 at 10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 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

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 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

LARNACA Skyfall (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5, 7.40 and 10.15pm. 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: 77778383

Tinkerbell: Secret of the Wings (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek) at 5.35pm. Tel: 77778383 Paranormal Activity 4 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.30, 8.05 and 10.15pm. Tel: 77778383 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 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Artist Larnaca Municipal Theatre, Thursday at 8.30pm, presented by the Larnaca Film Society. Tel: 99-658831, www.lfcinema.org

PAPHOS Skyfall (12) Rio 1 at 5.30 and 8pm; Rio 7 at 9.45pm, weekends at 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 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 The Watch (15) Rio 3 at 4pm (weekends only), 6 and 8pm. Tel: 26-207000

listings Today

Tomorrow

Music

Exhibition

Around the World Renowned composer and soloist llja Reijngoud presents Elizabeth Simonian in a mixture of songs inspired by Greek and Armenian traditional music. November 7. Rialto Theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. Tel: 77-777745

Reflections on My World Solo painting exhibition by Françoise Moncomble. Opens November 8, 7pm until November 11. Lounge Othello, Cyprus Hilton Hotel, Nicosia. Tel: 22-377777

Dance IntuNition A new dance creation by .pelma. November 7. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €12/10. Tel: 22-864300

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. bookings@gmail.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

Other Events Coffee Morning Organised by the Women’s Friendship Group at St. Paul’s with talk by Clare Manassian on her new children’s book. November 8. St. Paul’s Cathedral Hall, Bryon Avenue, Nicosia. 9am. In English. All welcome. Tel: 99-924363

Ongoing

Music Enarxis A musical performance with Olivios Karaolides. November 8. Satiriko Theatre, Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre, Aglandia, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €15/10. For more information call 96 56 06 22 or visit www.OliviosK.com. www.tickethour.com.cy

Theatre Haroula The Central Stage of ETHAL presents Cypriot play by Christos Zanos. November 8 until December 2. Technohoros ETHAL, 76 Franklin Roosevelt Avenue, Limassol. On specific days at 8.30pm and Sundays at 6.30pm. €10. In Greek

Other Events Ninth Brazilian Film Festival With a whole range of top quality films delving into the life, culture and politics of Brazil. November 5-10. The Shoe Factory, 304 Ermou Street, Nicosia. 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Tel: 22-663871. info@pharosartsfoundation.org

Theatre 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 shall go to the Cyprus Autism Association. Tel: 22-348203. Reservations at sowhatshowcase@ gmail.com

Staircase ETHAL presents British comedy with Kostas Vichas and Achilleas Grammatikopoulos. Until November 11. 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 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: 99-621845 The Grönholm Method The New Stage of THOC presents play by Catalan playwright Jordi Galcerán Ferrer. Until December 1. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Every Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-492900 Oscar The New Stage of THOC presents the play based on the work by FrenchBelgian 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. 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 supertitles. Tel: 22-864300 4 one-act plays Plays tied together with live music, in a beautiful restored mansion at Lympia. Until December 19. Shilas Mansion, 4 Dimokratias Street, Lympia, Nicosia. Every Wednesday at 8pm. €5 with free drinks. Tel: 99-787090 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 in Cyprus dialect adapted by Christiana Artemiou. Until January 6. Latsia Municipal Theatre, 57 Yiannos Kranidiotis Avenue, Nicosia. Certain days at 8.30pm and 6pm on Sundays. €20. Tel: 77-777181

Exhibitions 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 Triptych Group art exhibition. Until November 10. Stegi Grammaton Kai Tehnon, June 16 1943 Avenue, Limassol. 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm. Tel: 35749179/99-400349 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 be Solomon Moustakas. Until November 10. Is Not Gallery, 11 Odysseus, Chrysaliniotissa, Nicosia. Monday-Saturday: 10am1pm 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. Until November 11. En Plo Gallery, Paphos Harbour. Open daily: 10am– 6pm. Tel: 96-664201


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The solar energy debate Coming Up Music Karaolides makes Satiriko ‘debut’

The photovoltaic park, located at the University of Cyprus, part of the outdoor testing facilities and 2-axis tracker with concentrator technologies

THE Satiriko Theatre will host something a little different tomorrow evening as a composer and piano are thrust under the glaring spotlight. The new Satiriko Theatre will welcome on stage Olivios Karaolides for one night only to present his musical performance Enarxis (The Debut). In his musical journey he will be joined by Andreanne Athanasiou, Constantine Andronikou, Irene Antoniou and Stelios Mappouras. Karaolides graduated from Université Paris – Sorbonne with postgraduate studies in Music and Musicology. Although he lives in Paris, he travels a lot for his work and has participated in many international festivals around the world including New York, London and Montreal. His love of Cyprus often leads him back home, where he has worked with many exceptional Cypriot artists. This past March he had the opportunity to participate in the 20th Competition for Composition of Traditional Songs in Cyprus which he won with the song ‘To Spiti Mou’.

AS THE energy crisis remains unabated, interest in renewable energy is mushrooming. We know that relying on coal, oil and natural gas threatens our future with pollution, global climate change and social unrest caused by diminishing fuel supplies. Instead of relying on unsustainable fossil fuels, we must transform our economy and learn to thrive on the planet’s abundant supply of renewable energy. The sun is the most abundant source of energy on our planet and with some of the most consistent sunshine in the Mediterranean, it would make sense to look at how solar power can be a big part of the solution in Cyprus, however, solar energy has become a polarising debate in recent years. This Friday, the general public are invited to join a dynamic panel of speakers for a constructive discussion at the University of Cyprus, as they present Positions and Oppositions around Solar Energy. This lecture will examine the dilemma, explore the potential of solar energy and share how scientific research can meet the monumental challenge of renewable energy. At 4.30pm the participants will have the opportunity to visit the Photovoltaic Park. The Photovoltaic Park is a research infrastructure located at the premises of the University of Cyprus, where 14 different photovoltaic

Enarxis A musical performance with Olivios Karaolides. November 8. Satiriko Theatre, Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre, Aglandia, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €15/10. For more information call 96-56 06 22 or visit www. OliviosK.com. www.tickethour.com.cy

Tomorrow Exhibition The art of diplomacy IT’S BEEN four years since Françoise Moncomble retired from a career in French diplomacy and in that time she has seamlessly transitioned from civil servant to accomplished painter. From tomorrow, Moncomble’s paintings will go on display at the Othello Lounge in the Hilton Hotel, Nicosia for four days only. This selection of paintings show how far her nomadic diplomatic life has enriched her compositions, which reflect her stays in numerous countries, ranging from Iran to Caracas and Ameri-

ca and Kazakhstan. The artist has been passionate about art and in particular painting from early childhood. Anytime she had the opportunity, she was mixing colours, putting them on paper, canvas and even intended taking up a career in art. However, family pressures led her down a very different life path, and a career in French diplomacy for over 40 years. During these years, she was a civil servant at the French Ministry of Finance in Paris and Attaché at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Coming from four corners of the globe, whether young or old, her paintings attempt to depict a true value of their origins. Like a volcanic eruption of colours, black or white and ancestral traditions are splashed across the canvas. With each work, Mon-

(PV) systems have been installed coupled to a sophisticated data acquisition platform. The aim is to monitor and evaluate the performance of photovoltaics in Cyprus. For those not familiar with the word photovoltaic, it refers to solar cells. They look similar to solar panels but they work in a different way. Solar panels are used to produce hot water or even steam. Photovoltaic panels convert the sunlight directly into electricity. A typical example of a device powered by photovoltaic cells is a solar powered calculator. Following a tour of the park, participants will head to the university campus for a solar energy forum, where the director of the Institute for Photovoltaics at the University of Stuttgart, Jürgen H. Werner will give a speech. The panel includes five-minute presentations from: Solon Kasinis, Director of the Energy Service at the Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Tourism; Stavros Zenios, Professor of the University of Cyprus at the department of Public and Business Administration and UNICA President; Stelios Stylianou, EAC General Manager; Charalambos Theopemptou, Commissioner for the Environment; Andreas Pentaliotis, Natural Gas Officer at CYGAS; George Georgiou, President of the Cyprus Associa-

tion for the promotion of Renewable Energy Sources and Venizelos Efthimiou, President of the Energy and Renewable Energy Sources of Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber. The forum is open to the public and there will be simultaneous translation in Greek and English. Among others, issues that will be discussed will be: the new energy balance as formed in Cyprus and the energy strategy, focusing on solar energy management, the association of economy growth and solar energy exploitation. In addition, the impact of the discovery of natural gas on the exploitation of renewable energy sources and most importantly the exploitation of solar energy will also be discussed. Positions and Oppositions around Solar Energy A constructive discussion about solar energy. November 9. University of Cyprus, 4.30pm participants will have the opportunity to visit the Photovoltaic Park and at 5.30pm they will participate in the enrgy Forum in the Lecture Hall B108 at the Council and Senate Building Anastasios G. Leventis. Free. Simultaneous translation in Greek and in English. Tel: 22-894396/ 22-894305 By Ledha Socratous

comble took her time to make an acquaintance with the subject, carefully observing them to gain an insight and understanding. Within the faces of her portraits, the eyes reveal times of old, traditions, culture, kindness, tenderness and wisdom as the heart and soul of her subjects emit rays of light. According to the artist she has adopted each of the subjects as part of her family. She goes on to say, “From all regions of the globe they have captured my spirit to immortalise them onto canvas”. Reflections on My World Solo painting exhibition by Françoise Moncomble. Opens November 8, 7pm until November 11. Lounge Othello, Cyprus Hilton Hotel, Nicosia. Tel: 22-377777

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Flooded New York plan the sea, but who pays? Swamped: the New Jersey coast last week

Flood defence plan could cost up to $29 billion, may include barriers, levees and dikes says Greg Roumeliotis

Protection: the Thames Barrier

Anti-austerity: more and more measures have seen more and more people out on the streets demonstrating

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HEN Jeroen Aerts, a Dutchman tasked with crafting a plan to defend New York City from flooding, first looked at its coastline seven years ago, he was taken aback by how vulnerable it was. Unlike some of the other large cities around the world, such as London and Amsterdam, that have comprehensive flood defence systems with levees and storm surge barriers, New York was completely at the mercy of the elements. “I was looking at the water and wondering - where are the levees?” said Aerts, a professor of environmental risk management at the VU University in Amsterdam and an adviser to New York City. “Nobody was doing anything on flood risk.” As the devastation after super storm Sandy last week made all too clear, little progress has been made since Aerts first looked at the Atlantic Ocean from New York’s shores. The storm caused

widespread flooding, power outages, travel chaos and left more than 40 people dead in New York City. Early estimates predict it also caused up to $18 billion in economic losses in New York state alone. New York state and city officials have started talking about the need for a comprehensive flood defence system, but many obstacles remain. According to Aerts’ top estimate, it could cost as much as $29 billion to build and implement. The question of who will pay for it remains unresolved. Most comprehensive proposals for storm surge defences involve a system of two to four barriers, each spanning from 0.5km to 9.6km and towering about 9m above sea level. This is to be supplemented by levees, dikes, bulkheads and beach strengthening. One of the most prominent plans calls for a 0.84-mile East River storm surge barrier from Whitestone in Queens to Throgs Neck Bridge in the

Bronx, and a much longer 9.5km Outer Harbor barrier linking Sandy Hook in New Jersey to the Rockaway Peninsula in Long Island. Aerts estimates storm surge barriers could cost between $10 billion to $17 billion, while additional defences such as levees and adding sand to eroding beaches could cost another $10 billion to $12 billion. Even if the city were to find that kind of money, an infrastructure project on such a scale can take more than eight years to build, which means New Yorkers would be exposed to the fury of any such storm in the meantime. As shown in the past few days, the city’s current strategy is to take precautions - such as evacuations from areas that flood easily - then take the hit and try to recover as best as it can. “The city’s approach is something that they call ‘resilience’. If they are hit by a storm and they have flooding there will be damage but after

the storm they can clean up... kind of repairing the damage after it’s happening, bouncing back,” said Malcolm Bowman, an oceanography professor at Long Island’s Stony Brook University. “Obviously it is not enough.” New York City and state officials did not respond to a request for comment on the question of flood barriers. A city spokesperson also did not respond to a request to comment on the significance of Aerts’ role. The city will occasionally tap advisers to carry out research. To many New Yorkers, Sandy’s destruction came as a shock. But to scientists, engineers, environmentalists and public officials, this was a tragedy waiting to happen. A 2007 study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ranked greater New York second among the world’s large port cities most exposed to coastal flooding based on the value of their property. “People have said for many

years - specifically since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans - that New York City was prone to such a super storm,” New York City Comptroller John Liu said. Still it took Hurricane Irene in August last year for the city to seriously start exploring a flood plan, according to Aerts, who said the city asked him to develop a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis for a flood strategy. After Sandy, the momentum behind such a plan is set to build. Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York state, said that infrastructure will need to be re-examined and reinforced. But it is not clear how New York will pay for it, and it may well take an act of Congress to prevent the next act of God from bringing the world’s financial centre to its knees again. “We have to weigh our damages against the cost of building such a levee system,” said Liu. On paper, New York City has

the capacity to borrow more to spend on infrastructure. The latest relevant report from Comptroller Liu’s office projects the city to be $18.28 billion below its general debt limit by July 2013 and $18.74

‘People have said specifically since H New Orleans - that prone to such billion by July 2014. “I don’t see tight debt capacity as a hurdle down the road,” said George Friedlander, chief municipal strategist at Citigroup Inc. But the city’s government is likely to be loath to jeopardise its strong credit in the municipal bond markets. It will have to clinch a deal with the state, the federal government, as well as other states


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Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York state, said infrastructure will need to be re-examined

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Surrounded by water: Lower Manhattan

Destruction: the heavily damaged Rockaway neighbourhood in Queens where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away

Boats wind up on top of cars on Staten Island

vested in this, particularly New Jersey, at a time when relations between Democrats and Republicans are highly polarised. “When we saved New York City from bankruptcy thirty

d for many years Hurricane Katrina hit New York City was a super storm’ years ago, Governor (Hugh) Carey got people together and made them understand they were better off talking to each other,” said Wall Street veteran Felix Rohatyn, currently a special adviser to Kenneth M Jacobs, CEO at the Lazard investment bank. “I’m worried this is something we cannot do today.” Federal money may prove key to any major flood protec-

tion programme. This would mean negotiating funds with Congress rather than relying on the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which reimburses states and cities for recovery projects. And getting that kind of money is going to be increasingly difficult given the lack of consensus in Washington on how to handle the US government’s large budget deficit and soaring debt. “We have to get a long-term commitment from the federal government to put money up, which can be contingent on the state and local governments producing a significant match,” said former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. Rendell, a major advocate of private sector involvement in infrastructure finance, argued that public-private partnerships could be part of the funding mix for such projects. Even though something like levees would be not be revenue-generating, private ownership or management

The destruction caused by Sandy was reminiscent of that of Hurricane Katrina was still an option, said Raj Agrawal, head of infrastructure for North America at investment firm KKR & Co LP. “If you get this under private ownership or private operation, you can certainly raise more capital than you could in the bond market by getting a capital infusion of funds from a private party,” he said. In Europe, the Delta Works in the Netherlands, as well as the Thames Barrier in Britain, were both kicked off after the North Sea Flood of 1953 and are early examples of how major storms can result in significant infrastructure investments.

The United States has not always been quick off the mark in erecting such defences. Storm surge barriers off Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts were constructed in the 1960s as a result of a hurricane in 1938, said Graeme Forsyth, a technical director at engineering consultancy Halcrow. “The design may take two years, the construction might take six, and the rest of it is more to do with getting the ball rolling politically, getting the funding in place and all that kind of thing,” said Forsyth, whose firm is behind a storm surge barrier for St Petersburg, Russia, that cost

$6.9 billion. Still, construction of the storm surge barrier in New Orleans was completed in 2011 - just six years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. “My experience in other countries with this kind of project is that these are political decisions. If the population is in favour of it, then a politician will say we’ll go for it. ... Now we have momentum,” said Aerts. Some skeptics argue that barriers and other large-scale infrastructure projects are not cost-effective because they protect only specific areas.

“There is too much coastline. In a funny kind of way you can protect one area at the expense of another. I don’t think huge capital infrastructure like that is going to be constructive,” said Steven Cohen, a professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Aerts, though, says he is producing an estimate for the cost of barriers to give to the city’s government. “In the short-term you can look at existing building codes to make sure that they are maintained. In the longer term, the barriers come into play,” Aerts said.


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***************************** PRIVATE TUITION Experienced, UK-qualified teacher offers full/part-time private home tuition in Maths, English, the Sciences, Geography, History, Business Studies and Economics, from KS3 to iGCSE, AS and A2 levels. 9 years experience in Cyprus; references available. Telephone 9931879 ***************************** TIME FOR A CAREER CHANGE? Learn how to teach English! The London Teacher Training College is offering

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SERVICES ***************************** UPHOLSTERY, RUG, BLINDS + CURTAIN CLEANING Rugs from 20€ - Carpets from 38€ - Fabric Suites from 85€ Leather Suites from 95€ - Mattresses from 25€. Curtains, Roman blinds, Vertical Blinds need to be surveyed. Collection Service available. For a free quotation call Mark on 70006766 All areas ***************************** DO YOU WANT A SHINY LOOKING FLOOR? Full repair & restoration of chipped, scratched, dull and stained, Marble, Terrazzo, Stone & Ceramic tiled floors and surfaces. Professional cleaning, repair & sealing of internal/external ceramic tiles & grout lines. For a free professional consultation & demonstration contact Mark at Premier on 70006766 or 96333961 All areas ***************************** LOGS FOR SALE olive, carob and eucalyptus. Delivered to your door free 12 euro per 20 kilo bag tel 99682243 or 99588114 By the Tom the log man. ***************************** KEEP YOUR HOME COOLER IN SUMMER AND WARMER IN THE WINTER by having Windowfilm professionaly fitted. Stops up to 86% of heat from entering/leaving your home! Windowfilm increases privacy, blocks harmful uvrays which cause fading, reduces glare and saves energy costs on air-con/heating. Call Ian on 99979671 ***************************** K.D.FLYSCREENS LTD We manufacture top quality sliding screens, opening doors and roller systems. We also do repairs. For a FREE QUOTE please contact Phone: 99119582 Website: www.kdflyscreens.com ***************************** WE UNDERTAKE REFUR-

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classified contents Employment Opportunities pg 18 Employment Miscellaneous 18 Pets 18 Lessons 18 Health & Fitness 18 Personal 18 Services 18 For Sale Miscellaneous 19 For Sale Land/ Property Business 19 For Sale Motor vehicles -Wanted 19 To Let Nicosia 19 To Let Limassol 22 To Let Larnaca 22 To Let Paphos 22 To Let Protaras, Ayia Napa, Paralimni -To Let Athens 24 Land For Sale Bulgaria -For Sale Nicosia 24 For Sale Limassol 24 For Sale Larnaca 24 For Sale Paphos 24 For Sale Ayia Napa 24 For Sale Famagusta Protaras -For Sale Athens -Property& Home Services display ads 25

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2 golf courses, Venus Rock and airport 60% building factor, €99.000. Half registration fees til the 31.12.12. Tel. 99621914 ***************************** LARNACA, ALETHRIKO, plots for sale, 525 sqm, 90% building factor, near highway Limassol-Larnaca, 5 min from airport, quiet residential area €109.000. Half registration fees till the 31.12.12. Tel. 99621914 ***************************** PLOT LOCATED IN MESA GEITONIA, LIMASSOL 617sqm. 100% build. Ideal for the construction of apartment building or 1 or 2 large houses. Price reduced to € 360.000 tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre. com/listing-lim-0170 ***************************** RESIDENTIAL PIECE OF LAND of 985sqm in the village of Pareklisia. Partial sea views, near to electricity and water supplies. €135.000

FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS ***************************** HOUSE CLEARANCE - garage sale from dishes and clothes,furniture,electrical house appliances,Piano etc. Sunday Nov 11th from 10.00 A.M. - 18.00 P.M. Address: 13,Kyriakou Kolokassi. Engomi ( Close to the American Embassy) 96491788 99222649 ***************************** CLOTHES STOCKS AND SHOP FITTINGS FOR SALE. Excellent women’s brands for sale including Italian, Spanish and French clothes and shoes. Also women’s dummies and modern wall fittings (clothes rails.) Selling at very low prices for clearance. Tel: 99-168943 *****************************

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FOR SALE B.P./LAND D.C. (Cyprus) Real Estate Tel: 99 330 908 FOR SALE PLOT IN THE CENTER OF LEFKARA Village 670sqm, high build factor, near all shops, and amenities €210.000 negotiable Tel: 99 330 908 FOR SALE PLOT of 528sqm located in Paphos Municipality in the Agios Paulos area. It offers a large 100% build factor, and is suitable for the construction of a large house or apartment building. Price € 260.000 tel. 99 330 908 www. cyprusre.com/listing-paf0007 SALE OF FIVE ADJACENT PLOTS in Paphos.Considered a significant investment opportunity because the plots are located in a central area of Paphos(very close to the central public market).Sale of either all together or independently. Prices: €220000 – 250000 each. Call 99494753 *****************************

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FOR SALE B.P./LAND TREMITHOUSA, plots for sale in a very quiet area, unobstructed sea and mountain views, 600 – 700 sqm, prices from €170.000 Tel: 99510420 ***************************** PRIME LAND IS AVAILABLE FOR LONG LEASE IN LIMASSOL. 40, 000 sq.m., zoning Ka7 (80% -45% - 3 stories). Regular amphitheatrical shape overlooking Ladies Mile. Close to New Limassol Hospital with direct access to Limassol – Paphos Highway. Water supply, electricity and telephones are readily available. Suitable for immediate development. Ideal for various health facilities and resorts, holiday centres, commercial and shopping centres, entertainment enterprises etc. Information: Tel. 22 674338, 99621554 ***************************** FOR SALE LAND in Anthoupoli (half plot) 288 sq.metres. for information 99621554.

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***************************** FOR SALE: Audi A5 3.2 Quattro Triptronic. 33,000klm. Black with Cinnamon Brown leather interior. Full service history. Left - Hand Drive. 22,000 Euro Duty Free. Tel 99485763

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

NICOSIA ***************************** FOR RENT OR SELL: 2 bedroom flat in Nikis Avn in Nicosia, 80 m. Completely renovated, with electric supplies. Excellent for office or flat. 3 bed-room flat with electric supplies and some furnitures in Nicosia near Central Bank, 140 m. Completely renovated like new. Mob : 99 460 860 ***************************** TO LET 2 bedroom, fully detached house, with sitting & dining room, living room, office/study room, 2 bathrooms, 2 verandas, a/c, central heating, solar, covered garage in a quiet neighbourhood in Ayios Andreas, Nicosia. Call Thanos 99543533.

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***************************** FOR RENT Acropolis luxury flat; three bedrooms; bathroom; laundry room; fully fitted kitchen; large sitting and dining room; everyday room; two verandas; guest WC; central heating, air-conditioning, Broadband internet, Satellite TV; Covered parking. Furnished €1200, unfurnished €1000, Tel 22312255, 99557457. ***************************** FOR RENT 3 bedroom flat completely renovated in Strovolos. 135sqm, quite family owned building recently painted. c/h, a/c, storage room. Stainless steel appliances, washing machine. Sky satellite tv. €650/ month Call 99 330 908. ***************************** FOR RENT 3 B/R apartment fully furnished close to Central Bank. 3 W.C., fully airconditioned extra storeroom, owned covered parking. Excellent 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. (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

TO LET NICOSIA 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 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

TO LET NICOSIA 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 windows, 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

TO LET NICOSIA 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, 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

TO LET NICOSIA 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). 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


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA 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: 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

TO LET NICOSIA 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 €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

TO LET NICOSIA 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). 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).

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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).

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).

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

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room, electrical appliances in the kitchen, aluminum shutters 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 heat-

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). 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/

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pied. Price ₏ 6000/month tel. 99 330 908 ***************************** FOR RENT 2 bedroom at located in Germasoyia with partial sea views, 85sqm less than 10 years old with title deeds Price ₏135.000 tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre.com/ listing-lim-0361 ***************************** GROUND FLOOR HOUSE, furnished renovated this year. Laminated parke oor, and big wardrobes in the 3 bedrooms. Rent ₏590.00 Tel 99497576 99886775 ***************************** OFFICE FOR RENT opposite sea with amazing sea views. 120sqm, 2 bathrooms, kitchen. Security system, cabling and server room ready. Price ₏ 1400/month negotiable tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre. com/listing-LIM-0103 *****************************

Residential and holiday apts for rent monthly or weekly Larnaca – Dhekelia road, close to Golden Bay Hotel 1 & 2 bedroom apts, furnished and with low rent with swimming pool, 2 minutes walking distance from the beach, with a new pedestrian crossing in front of the building. Contact us on 99672466, 99404522, and 99078590 ***************************** LARNACA FLAT FOR RENT: Fully-furnished spacious 2-bedroom ďŹ rst oor at in central location near Metro supermarket, A/C, private parking, intercom system, ensuite bathroom, small block. Phone: 99354789 ***************************** FULLY FURNISHED one bedroom at near Larco hotel Larnaca. Price â‚Ź370. Tel: 99202543 ***************************** 1. K.S.L LETTINGS – APARTMENT FOR RENT Fully Furnished 1st oor 2 bedroom apartment. High quality furnishings throughout. 400 Euros per calendar month. Pyla. Quote TLL1088. Tel. (00357) 24815104

TO LET NICOSIA ers, 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 oor 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). Strovolos ₏600 (photos in website).

LIMASSOL ***************************** FOR RENT one bdrm furnished at, in Katraki Building, 100 metres from the sea and Debenhams Olympia. Price ₏430 (including common expenses). Tel. 99406415 Fax 25582963 Andreas ***************************** OFFICE FOR RENT opposite sea with amazing sea views. 120sqm, 2 bathrooms, kitchen. Security system, cabling and server room ready. Price ₏1300/month tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre.com/listingLIM-0103 ***************************** BRAND NEW OFFICE FOR RENT on busy shopping street in Limassol 170sqm, raised ooring, ready to be occupied. Price ₏3000/month tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre. com/listing-lim-0155. ***************************** BRAND NEW SHOP FOR RENT on busy shopping street in Limassol 190sqm basement, 150sqm shop area + 75sqm upper oor ready to be occu-

14. A2NIC0001- R New luxury ďŹ nished 2 bedr apartment with separate electric oor heating for each room, a/c units, parquet oor all the at, 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, Nicosia centre, â‚Ź670 (photos in website). 15. 2 bedrs new luxury apartment, sitting room open plan with kitchen which includes cooker, oven, refrigerator and washing machine, 2 wc, central heating, full AC, blinds on the windows, very big covered verandas, covered parking and storage room in a dead end off Athalassas avenue near Laiki popular bank and Hellenic bank headquarters. - DASOUPOLI â‚Ź580 (A2DAS0006-R), (photos in the website).

LARNACA ***************************** FOR RENT: 2 bedroom apartment. Quiet block in Drosia, Larnaca. Fully furnished with new furniture. Freshly painted. Heating/cooling. Big verandas. Includes parking. Reasonable price, will rent fast! Call 97774512. ***************************** FOR RENT 2 bed, 2 bath, new built apartment, in a quiet scenic location In Alethriko, Larnaca 5 min. to Larnaka, 5 min. to the beach Fully furnished, A/C, communal pool, under covered parking, Long term rent, â‚Ź350.00 per month For more info pls call 99639378 ***************************** PROTEA APTS LARNACA

2. K.S.L LETTINGS – Properties Required for waiting Long Term Tenants. We desperately require 2/3 & 4 bedroom villa’s with private swimming pools for waiting tenants in the Larnaca District. Please call us for a free valuation. Tel. (00357) 24815104 3. K.S.L LETTINGS – LARGEST RANGE OF PROPERTIES. OVER 200 RENTAL PROPERTIES IN THE LARNACA DISTRICT AT THE MOST COMPETITIVE RATES! FLEXIBLE CONTRACTS AVAILABLE. Tel. (00357) 24815104 4. www.KSLlettings.com – Villa For Rent Simply Stunning!

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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: €750 o.n.o

nished 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 ***************************** Long Term Rentals

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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

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

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 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

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 residential 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

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 include 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

TO LET PAPHOS (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. Undercover parking. website reference number RTL_638 Tel: 97790883 office: 26271858 visit our website for many more properties www. mrrent-paphos.net email: info@mrrent-paphos.net ***************************** RENTAL POINT - PAPHOS PROPERTIES AVAILABLE TO


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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS 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 appliances . 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 bath-

TO LET PAPHOS room. 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 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

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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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 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 ***************************** 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 high-

way. 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

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. *****************************

FOR SALE PAPHOS PAPHOS ***************************** LOFOS – TALA, 3 bedroom bungalow for sale, living room, kitchen, bathroom, shower room, central heating, air con, private pool, landscaped gardens, lovely 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.

FOR SALE PAPHOS 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- Splendid 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.

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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 info@cyprusanimalwelfare.com 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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00.30 News 00.35 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Fourth season. ‘Coming of Rage’. The body of a teenage boy beaten to death with a hammer is found on a building site. Grissom’s inquiries lead him to Ashley Curtwell, who claims the victim was trying to rape her when someone attacked him, but will not reveal the alleged killer’s identity. 01.40 24 02.40 Epistrofi (rpt) 01.30 Mono Mia Fora (rpt) 04.40 Allou Ximeromenoi (rpt) 05.30 Eleni (rpt)

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PLUS TV 06.45 Star 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) 12.00 Mila - Best Of (rpt) 12.30 Star News 13.00 Mesimeriani Meleti 15.30 Kids’ TV 17.15 Exelixeis Sti Showbiz 17.50 Fotis - Maria Live 19.30 Mila Discussions about various issues based on woman’s life. 21.15 Exelixeis Sti Showbiz 22.00 Cold Case Fourth season. ‘The Key’. Jeffries reopens a case he investigated as a rookie in 1979 when evidence is found near the original location of the victim’s body. At the time, he made a promise to the woman’s daughter to find the killer and, armed with new information, he is determined to bring the murderer to justice. 22.45 FILM: Illusion Infinity Las Vegas singer Patricia Paradise abandons her successful career to start a family. Biopic, starring Dee Wallace. 2004. 00.30 LTV Sports News 01.10 Star News 03.00 Repeats

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Kids’ TV S’Agapo (rpt) Akti Oneiron Ston Asterismos Tis Imeras 11.00 Kouzina Me Apopsi 11.30 Ygeia & Zoi 12.30 Milagros 13.20 14.55 15.55 16.40 17.30 18.15 19.15 19.50 20.05 21.00

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Kids’ TV Top Models S’Agapo Sabrina, To Koritsi Tis Agapis Akti Oneiron Melrose Place With News at 18.30. News Sports Time Epi Topou FILM: Red Heat A Russian detective and a Chicago cop put aside their mutual mistrust to catch an escaped Soviet drug baron. Action thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. 1988. FILM: Wrong Number Greed results in murder in the tumultuous world of Internet stocks. Thriller, starring Eric Roberts. 2002. FILM: No Good Deed A police officer stumbles on a gang of thieves, and is held hostage while the criminals decide his fate. Thriller, starring Samuel L Jackson. 2002.

Radio BBC World Service (1323 MW) 00:01 BBC News 00:06 The Documentary: Just Add Cash but could inflation actually be good for you? Max Flint investigates.” 00:30 BBC News Summary 00:32 Click 00:50 From Our Own Correspondent 01:01 BBC News 01:06 World Briefing 01:30 BBC News Summary 01:32 World Business Report 01:50 Sports News 02:01 BBC News 02:06 World Briefing 02:30 BBC News Summary 02:32 Business Daily 02:50 Sports News 03:01 BBC News 03:06 World Briefing 03:30 BBC News Summary 03:32 World Business Report 03:50 Witness 04:01 BBC News 04:06 HARDtalk 04:30 BBC News Summary 04:32 Outlook 05:01 BBC News 05:06 Newsday 05:30 BBC News Summary 05:32 Newsday 06:01 BBC News 06:06 Newsday 06:30 BBC News Summary 06:32 Click 06:50 From Our Own Correspondent 07:01 BBC News 07:06 Newsday 07:30 BBC News Summary 07:32 The Strand 07:50 Witness 08:01 BBC News 08:06 Newsday 08:30 BBC News Summary 08:32 Newsday 09:01 BBC News 09:06 Newsday 09:30 BBC News Summary 09:32 Newsday 10:01 BBC News 10:06 Outlook 10:30 BBC News Summary 10:32 Business Daily 10:50 From Our Own Correspondent 11:01 BBC News 11:06 HARDtalk 11:30 BBC News Summary 11:32 Click 11:50 Sports News 12:01 BBC News 12:06 World Update 12:30 BBC News Summary 12:32 World Update 13:01 BBC News 13:06 World Briefing 13:30

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

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(N’sia 91.7, WSBA 92.1, ESBA 99.6 FM) 02.00 Lip Locked With Anna Kiss 05.00 Ops Breakfast 06.00 Cyprus Breakfast 09.00 Wez Thompson 10.00 Cyprus Morning 12.00 Total Ops Chris Pearson 15.00 Cyprus Afternoon 18.00 Charlene Guy 21.00 Jessie Aru 00.00 BFBS Rocks

BFBS 2 (Ni’sia 89.7, WSBA 89.9, ESBA 95.3 FM) 00.00 Five Live US Election 2012 07.00 Morning Reports 07.30 Wake Up To Money 08.00 Today 11.00 Simon Marlow 14.00 BFBS Gold 15.00 World At One 15.45 Simon Guettier 19.00 PM 20.00 6 O’Clock News 4 20.30 Five Live Drive 21.00 Five Live Sport 00.30 Late Night Sport

LiveCyBC2 (91.1, 92.4 FM) 06.00-7.30 Programmes in Turkish with News at 7.30 07.40 Good morning Cyprus 10.00-12.00 Kalimerhamba 12.00 Gunortasa 12.45 Greek Cyprus Press 13.00 Turkish Music 13.15 News in Turkish 13.30 News in English 13.45 PM Classics 16.00 Greek Radio 16.15 Our country doesn’t divide 16.50 News in Turkish 17.0018.00 Programmes in Armenian; News at 17.15 18.00-20.00 Round & About 20.00 News in English 20.10 Welcome to Cyprus in French and German 20.40 Ship of Fools with Robert Camassa 22.00 News in English 22.00 International Music 00.00-06.00 Rebroadcast of the evening’s programme

18.06 Michael Godin 19.00 The Juke Box

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

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Radio Napa (106.3 FM) 06.00 Morning Music 08.30 BBC World Today 09.00 News, Weather and Exchange 09.05 Nathan Morley 12.00 BBC News 12.06 Lunchtime Classics 15.00 BBC News 15.06 Chris Yearley 18.00 News

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Television PICK OF THE DAY Pan Am (LTV2, 21.00) Come fly with Pan Am, a show that wants to take you back to those golden 1963 birth-of-the-jet-age days, when fl ight attendants were young, female, beautiful and still called stewardesses; passengers were smartly dressed and well-behaved; and everyone thought they were headed for a glamorous international adventure. Or so they say. If Pan Am is peddling nostalgia, it’s nostalgia in its most vicarious form. Even most of us old enough to remember the early days of air travel never actually experienced it; flying was beyond the reach of most Americans, particularly on Pan Am’s international routes. Still, the show isn’t selling history. It’s selling contrast — that stark difference between what we know fl ight is like now and what we imagine it was like then. This is a series where surface is substance, and surfaces don’t come much dreamier than in this beautifully realised fl ight fantasy, from its lovely, terror-free airport to its even lovelier cast. Indeed, even if the show quickly fades, the image of the star stews walking to their streamlined airplane, uniforms crisp, purses perched on turned-out arms, is likely to linger. There is, however, more to Pan Am than pretty pictures, as you’d expect from a show piloted by ER’s Jack Orman and The West Wing’s Tommy Schlamme. The theme is that the jet age was also

the dawn of a new age for women, giving them freedom and opportunities they never had before. And Pan Am’s off-to-foreign-shores stewardesses, cut loose from the bonds of family and busybody neighbours, made the most of it. Aside from having a far better basis in truth than the ridiculous similar claims made by NBC’s Playboy Club (many of today’s workplace protections for women were won in court by stewardesses), it also provides opportunities for old-fashioned, coffee-teaor-me fun. And when Pan Am is at its best Sunday, fun is exactly what you get. That happens most often when the show centres on the romantic and workplace adventures of its four main female crewmembers: Maggie (Christina Ricci), Collette (Karine Vanasse), Kate (Kelli Garner) and the newcomer, Lara (Margot Robbie). Their plots range from soapy to funny — and then back to soapy — but with one notable exception, they keep the entertainment airborne. Unfortunately, Pan Am stalls when it moves to the male characters and a silly stew-spy subplot that plays like a bad parody of Cold War fiction. We don’t need genius from a show that looks this good. Just don’t give us a plot so dumb it brings us crashing back to earth. Surely that’s not too much to ask of By Robert Bianco - USA TODAY Pan Am.

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Changing Lanes (CyBC2, 21.00) Self-obsessed lawyer Gavin (Ben Affleck) is on his way to fi le papers for a multi-million dollar case when he collides with alcoholic insurance salesman Doyle, (Samuel L Jackson) on his way to an important custody hearing. When the accident leaves Jackson stranded and at risk of losing access to his children, he becomes determined to get even, setting in motion a vindictive cycle of retribution. An interesting exploration of two people who were arguably closer to losers than heroes, with the two main characters learning from each other in ways they never realised they would (or needed to). Also starring Amanda Peet and Toni Collette. Made in 2002.

The Scorpion King: Battle for Redemption (Novacinema1, 22.00) Admit it: you didn’t even know they were still making Scorpion King movies. This one’s actually Scorpion King 3, straight-to-DVD but still potentially enjoyable. “Two brothers at war,” proclaims Mr. Trailer Man in the noisy trailer; “One kingdom divided. And a legendary warrior defending his peace ... in a fight for redemption!”. Our hero, now a mercenary, must defend a kingdom from an evil tyrant and his ghost warriors - but you surely don’t care about the plot, you care about the fact that the cast includes Ron Perlman, with his squashed face and penchant for snarling, and hammy Billy Zane (“Kill them all!” he cries with a flourish) who’s become a B-movie staple, not to mention aspiring action hero Kevin ‘Kimbo Slice’ Ferguson who (in real life) has six children, all of whose names begin with the letter ‘K’. Inconceivable! Lots of sword-fights, punch-ups and Mixed Martial Arts. No scorpions, though. Made in 2012.

My Afternoons With Margueritte (LTV3, 22.00) Gerard Depardieu, the hardest-working man in French show business, is a boorish, rather simple-minded handyman - at least till he meets Margueritte (95-yearold Gisele Casadesus!), an old lady who accosts him on a park bench and opens his mind to a whole new world of books, culture and (yes) friendship. “For everyone, there’s always room for a new friend,” coos the trailer, “and there’s always time for a second chance” - all of which sounds very bland but the fi lm got good reviews (I haven’t seen it), Depardieu apparently gives a sensitive performance and the Driving Miss Daisy crowd will emerge with tears in their eyes and a frog (or a Frog) in their throat. Worth a look just for Ms. Casadesus, not a well-known actress but certainly a durable one, having made her fi rst fi lm in 1934! In French; made in 2010.

The Scorpion King: Battle for Redemption (Novacinema1, 22.00)

01:15 Walter’s War 02:05 Dad’s Army Armoured Might Of Corporal Jones 02:35 EastEnders 03:05 Doctors Arrivals 03:35 32 Brinkburn Street 04:20 Lark Rise To Candleford 05:15 Twenty Twelve 05:45 Dad’s Army Armoured Might Of Corporal Jones 06:15 The Weakest Link 07:00 The Large Family X Marks The Spot 07:10 Jackanory Junior The Princess And The Unicorn 07:25 Teletubbies Stop And Go 07:50 Me Too! The Waterfall 08:10 The Large Family X Marks The Spot 08:20 Jackanory Junior The Princess And The Unicorn 08:35 Teletubbies Stop And Go 09:00 Me Too! The Waterfall 09:20 Bobinogs Twirl, Flip And Splash 09:30 Spot’s Musical Adventures Spot Helps Grandma 09:35 One Foot In The Grave Dramatic Fever 10:05 2 Point 4 Children Parent Trap 10:35 The Weakest Link 11:20 EastEnders 11:50 Doctors Arrivals 12:20 Walter’s War 13:10 Lark Rise To Candleford 14:00 Dad’s Army Armoured Might Of Corporal Jones 14:30 2 Point 4 Children Parent Trap 15:00 The Weakest Link 15:45 EastEnders 16:15 Doctors Arrivals 16:45 Walter’s War 17:35 Lark Rise To Candleford 18:25 The Weakest Link 19:10 EastEnders 19:40 Doctors Tiny Whispers 20:10 Casualty 21:00 My Family Once More With Feeling 21:30 Twenty Twelve 22:00 Mistresses 22:50 One Foot In The Grave Who Will Buy? 23:20 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 00:05 The Old Guys The Old Flame 00:35 Ideal The Set Up

07:00 How It’s Made 07:25 Wheeler Dealers 08:15 American Chopper 09:10 Dirty Jobs 10:05 Deadliest Catch 10:55 Ultimate Survival 11:50 How Do They Do It? 12:15 How It’s Made 12:40 Extreme Engineering 13:35 Heartland Thunder 14:30 Wheeler Dealers 15:25 American Chopper 16:20 Mythbusters 17:15 Dirty Jobs 18:10 Deadliest Catch 19:05 Ultimate Survival 20:00 How It’s Made 21:00 Dual Survival 22:00 Sole Survivor 23:00 Around The World In 80 Ways 00:00 An Idiot Abroad 01:00 The Real Hustle 01:55 Dual Survival 02:50 Sole Survivor 03:50 Around The World In 80 Ways 04:50 An Idiot Abroad 05:45 How Do They Do It? 06:10 Overhaulin’

09:30 Motorsports: Gta Road To Dubai 09:45 Football: Eurogoals 10:30 Futsal: World Cup Thailand 16:30 Snooker: International Championship China 17:45 Football: Next Gen Series 21:00 All Sports: Wednesday Selection 21:05 Equestrian: World Cup France 22:05 Equestrian Sports: Riders Club 22:10 All Sports: Month Selection 22:15 Golf: World Golf Championships 23:15 All Sports: Month Selection 23:25 Golf: Golf Club 23:30 Sailing: Rolex Farr 40 World Championship Usa 00:00 Sailing: Yacht Club 00:05 All Sports: Wednesday Selection 00:10 Olympic Games: Olympic Magazine 00:40 Football: Next Gen Series 01:25 Snooker: International Championship China

05:40 Private Practice 06:25 Castle 07:10 Friends With Benefits 07:35 Happy Endings 08:00 Once Upon A Time 08:50 Masterchef 09:40 Private Practice 10:25 Castle 11:10 Friends With Benefits 11:35 Happy Endings 12:00 Grey’s Anatomy 13:40 Once Upon A Time

14:30 Masterchef 15:20 Private Practice 16:05 Castle 16:50 Friends With Benefits 17:15 Happy Endings 17:40 Once Upon A Time 18:30 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 19:20 Private Practice 20:10 Castle 21:00 Grey’s Anatomy 22:40 Modern Family 23:05 Happy Endings 23:30 Grey’s Anatomy 01:10 Castle 02:00 Private Practice 02:45 Modern Family 03:10 Happy Endings 03:35 Rita Rocks 04:00 Once Upon A Time 04:50 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

07:00 Pawn Stars 5 07:30 Storage Wars 2 08:00 UFO Files 09:00 Battle 360 10:00 Pawn Stars 5 10:30 Storage Wars 2 11:00 Ancient Aliens 3 12:00 Storage Wars 2 13:00 American Pickers 3 14:00 Battle 360 15:00 UFO Files 16:00 Storage Wars 2 17:00 American Pickers 3 18:00 Battle 360 19:00 UFO Files 20:00 Pawn Stars 5 20:30 Storage Wars 2 21:00 Ancient Aliens 3 22:00 Swamp People 23:00 Top Shot 00:00 Pawn Stars 5 00:30 Storage Wars 2 01:00 Ancient Aliens 3 02:00 Swamp People 03:00 Top Shot 04:00 UFO Files 05:00 Battle 360 06:00 Ancient Aliens 3

07:30 Swing Shift 09:15 Triage 11:15 Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen 14:00 Twilight 15:35 Action Zone 16:00 The Slammin’ Salmon 17:40 Poor Boy’s Game 19:30 Videofashion 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Old Dogs 23:00 The Black Balloon 00:45 Hustler TV 02:30 Skyline 04:30 The General’s Daughter 06:30 LTV Sports News

07:00 Chowder 07:25 The Marvelous Misadventures Of Flapjack 07:50 The Tom & Jerry Show 08:15 Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! 08:40 Loonatics Unleashed 09:05 Superman: The Animated Series 09:55 The Looney Tunes Show 10:20 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:45 Fanboy & Chum Chum 11:10 The X’s 11:35 Ni Hao, KaiLan 12:00 Dora The Explorer 12:25 Spongebob Squarepants 13:15 The Mighty B! 13:40 My Life As A Teenage Robot 14:05 Hey Arnold! 14:30 ICarly 15:20 Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! 15:45 Justice League Unlimited 16:10 Legion Of Super Heroes 16:35 Young Justice 17:00 PBA All-Star Shootout 18:00 2012 Bnp Paribas Masters - Paris 19:00 Barclays Premier League 201213 21:00 La Liga World 21:30 Planet Speed 22:00 A’ Division Cyprus Soccer Championship 2012-13 00:00 Barclays Premier League 201213 01:45 Liga BBVA 2012-13 03:30 Barclays Premier League 2012-13

07:15 According To Jim 08:00 The Big Bang Theory 08:30 Southland 09:15 C.S.I. New York 10:05 Two And A Half Men 10:30 Aliens In America 11:15 Luck 12:15 Harry’s Law 13:00 Hawaii Five-0 13:45 According To Jim 14:40 Southland 15:25 C.S.I. New York 16:05 Friends 16:30 Gossip Girl 17:15 NCIS: Los Angeles 19:00 Hawaii Five-0 19:45 According To Jim 20:30 How To Make It In America 21:00 Pan Am 22:30 The Cult 23:20 The Mentalist 00:10 Leaves Of Grass 02:00 Hot Tub Time Machine 03:50 Friends 04:15 Gossip Girl 05:00 NCIS: Los Angeles 06:30 Hawaii Five-0

07:15 Dennis The Menace 09:00 Bronco Billy 11:00 Remember Me 13:00 The Lovely Bones

Old Dogs (LTV, 21.00) 15:30 Syriana 18:00 The Last Of Sheila 20:00 Game Change 22:00 My Afternoons With Margueritte 23:30 Action Zone 00:05 Daring! TV 03:40 Nobody 05:15 A Serious Man

07:00 Dog Whisperer 08:00 The Fabric Of The Cosmos 09:00 Wild Russia 10:00 The Link 11:00 Riddles Of The Bible 12:00 The Witch Doctor Will See You Now 14:00 Banged Up Abroad 15:00 Last War Heroes 16:00 2012: The Final Prophecy 17:00 Convoy: War For The Atlantic 18:00 Air Crash Investigation 19:00 Banged Up Abroad 20:00 Apocalypse: WWII 21:00 Megafactories 22:00 Strippers: Cars For Cash 23:00 Breakout 00:00 Megafactories 01:00 Strippers: Cars For Cash 02:00 Breakout 03:00 Apocalypse: WWII 04:00 Megafactories 05:00 Strippers: Cars For Cash 06:00 Banged Up Abroad

05:00 Birth 06:40 Little White Lies 11:05 Hollywood 1on1 11:35 Oranges And Sunshine 13:25 Ceremony 15:00 Love Stories 16:50 Cine News 17:20 Amador 19:20 Hemingway & Gellhorn 22:00 The Scorpion King 3: Battle For Redemption 23:55 The Vow 01:45 Cine News 02:15 I Am Number Four 04:05 Green Card

05:15 Elephant White 06:50 Cine News 07:45 X-Men: First Class 10:00 Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 12:20 Cine News 13:15 Good Will Hunting 15:30 Nicostratos: Le Pelican 19:10 Film& Stars 22:00 Just Friends 23:50 The Cove 01:30 Sling Blade 03:45 Mad Dog And Glory

19:20 Housebroken 21:00 The Pink Panther Strikes Again 23:00 The Fix 23:55 Hide And Seek 01:40 Adult Zone

19:10 The Back-Up Plan 21:00 Restoration 23:05 Hello, Dolly! 01:30o Kirios Me Ta Gkri

00:30 Rolex Spirit Of Yachting Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 01:00 Golf Central International 01:30 Asian Tour Hero Indian Open 02:00 NHL Teams TBA 04:30 Lucas Oil On The Edge Endurocross 05:00 Lucas Oil On The Edge Swamp Buggies: Truck Figure 8s 05:30 NHL Teams TBA 08:00 Morning Drive 09:00 Golf Central International 09:30 Academy - Lanny Wadkins: Full Swing 10:00 Top 10 - Weather 10:30 Academy - Lanny Wadkins: Driver 11:00 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Big Ten Championship 13:00 Props 7 Brutal Crashes 13:30 Props 7 Slilck Tricks 14:00 Wrecked Off-Roading In Chicago 14:30 101 Cars You Must Drive Bond, Blowers, Buicks, Etc. 15:00 Champions Tour Highlights Charles Schwab Cup Championship 16:00 Nascar Camping World Truck Series Highlights Texas Motor Speedway 17:00 Nfl Replay 18:00 Pre Game(R) 18:45 Championship 2012-13: Aep Vs Aek (R) 20:45 Post Game (R) 21:30 22:00 NHL Teams TBA 23:30 Big Break Greenbrier Doubling Down

07:00 Globe Trekker 08:00 Around Iceland On Inspiration 09:00 Essential 09:30 Travel Today 10:00 4real 10:30 Angry Planet 11:00 Glutton For Punishment 12:00 Globe Trekker 13:00 It’s A Woman’s World 14:00 Inside Luxury Travel 15:00 Essential 15:30 Bert The Conqueror 16:00 Globe Trekker 17:00 Glutton For Punishment 18:00 4real 18:30 Angry Planet 19:00 Globe Trekker 20:00 Off Limits 21:00 Globe Trekker Round The World Marathon 22:00 Julian And Camilla’s World Odyssey 23:00 Globe Trekker 00:00 Megalopolis 01:00 Off Limits 02:00 Globe Trekker Round The World Marathon 03:00 Julian And Camilla’s World Odyssey 04:00 Globe Trekker 05:00 4real 05:30 Angry Planet 06:00 Glutton For Punishment

07:00 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 08:45 Black Legion 10:10 Carbine Williams 11:45 Little Women 13:40 The Sandpiper 15:35 What’s Up, Doc? 17:10 Summer Stock 18:55 Elvis on Tour 20:25 That Midnight Kiss 22:00 How the West Was Won 00:30 Young Bess 02:20 Woman Of The Year 04:10 Wife vs. Secretary 05:35 The Strip


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time after sunset (6) 19 Fly in the jet set separately (6) 22 Farm boss (4) 23 Silent god (4)

CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Liberal; 5 Dove; 7 Tell the world; 9 Iran; 10 Maintain; 12 Get off; 13 Unable; 16 Ungainly; 18 Clam; 20 Trainspotter; 21 Chug; 22 Tea-tray. Down – 1 Letting out; 2 Ballast; 3 Ruth; 4 Leeway; 5 Drowning; 6 Villa; 8 Intermarry; 11 Affixing; 14 Bolster; 15 Closet; 17 Girth; 19 Toga. QUICK: Across – 1 Frogman; 5 Saga; 7 Ostentatious; 9 Iffy; 10 Slippage; 12 Kitten; 13 Anthem; 16 Nightjar; 18 Epic; 20 Well-mannered; 21 Espy; 22 Eternal. Down – 1 Frolicking; 2 Out of it; 3 Mane; 4 Nearly; 5 Skipping; 6 Gouda; 8 Germicidal; 11 Mentally; 14 Hyperon; 15 Savage; 17 Guess; 19 Ante.

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2 Robin’s cover (4) 3 Paper Eric removed (4) 4 College grounds acceptable in temporary quarters (6) 5 The breadwinner’s money is deserved (6) 6 Amended a new local grant (9) 7 Was watching over while it was stretching out (9) 11 Ostracise all the defaulters? (9) 12 Good man has the neces-

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1 Letter card (9) 8 Bend the wire (4) 9 Shooting case? (3-6) 10 Difficulty a golfer hopes to get into! (4) 13 Curious when out of sorts (5) 15 Test paper (6) 16 Dorothy has a way with a senile person (6) 17 I left broken biscuit for the artist (6) 19 A bird or two can be heard (6) 20 Oliver’s turn (5) 21 Three learners accepting nothing lounge about (4) 24 Scope after quiet, trite remark (9) 25 Place ties at random (4) 26 Coming to a sober conclusion? (9)

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1 Narrow escape (5,4) 8 Cattle (4) 9 Apathy (9) 10 Telegram (4) 13 Staid (5) 15 Art style (6) 16 Remove weapons (6) 17 Go (6) 19 German capital (6) 20 More modern (5) 21 Trademark (4) 24 So (9) 25 Hardwood (4) 26 Racing dog (9)

2 Flabby (4) 3 Store (4) 4 ______-clock (6) 5 Lingered furtively (6) 6 Easily aroused (9) 7 Dig beneath (9) 11 Gullibility (9) 12 Fall-guy (9) 13 Contempt (5) 14 Horseman (5) 18 Restrain within limits (6) 19 Deceive (6) 22 That being the case (2,2) 23 Machine-gun (4)

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ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

The Moon and Mars are very different energies, but in your Solar Horoscope today, they are complementing one another well. This can see you action orientated, but also sensitive to your environment. In fact, there is a lot about your stars today which can spur you on, and your natural penchant for spontaneous action may just pay off really well.

The Moon remains with you today, and this may see you coming in for some extra attention. Now, whether you consciously seek this out or not, if you like people gravitating towards you then clearly this will be gratifying. Even though two key planets in Mercury and Jupiter are retrograde, both forge great links with other planets, which can help you shine.

There is a strange irony to your ‘scope, and that is the two planets which influence travel are both currently rewinding, but forge great links to other influences, ones that can see you attracted to going further afield, learning new skills or higher education. You may need to take a leap of faith and just go for it, and be philosophical about where this leads.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

Your ruler Venus forms a fantastic link to fortunate Jupiter right through to the end of this week. This could see you tempted to spend some money, but the chances are, whatever you invest in will have some kind of practical benefit too. Also continue to scratch beneath the surface around financial possibilities. A deal or benefit may not be obvious.

This is a day when staying attuned and watchful towards the undercurrents, atmospheres and attitudes of those you encounter, can be a good thing. Also abundance can head your way, as Venus and Jupiter link. I don’t use this word lightly, because your circumstances may not be easy, but something can be more bountiful than you think.

Things can still have a habit of coming out from the woodwork. Revelations to do with your family or background history. You may also start to look at your own background in a different kind of way. You may surprise yourself too by having an about turn around some very personal issues. Generally, your thinking can be fluid about any sensitive area.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

Continue to be very tuned in to what you say, others say to you, and any agreements that are reached. Crossed wires are possible, but then again, there is fantastic potential for positive developments too. This can even be romantically, where a genuine piece of good fortune could put you face to face with someone special. Friends can also feature brightly.

You are likely to be giving out some very special vibes right now Libra. And even if modesty prevents you from acknowledging this, or the feedback you are getting doesn’t seem THAT special, well don’t be too quick to prejudge your prospects. Continue to be bright and bubbly, and most of all, to engage with others, and see where this leads.

On one hand the stars are asking you to be attuned to the more traditional ways that life works in, and the other urging you to be daring, and to embrace the avant garde. How do you balance this? Well, truthfully, perhaps with some difficulty, mainly because Mercury continues to rewind. Ensure what you say, commit to or email is well considered.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

Your attitude to work may be being tested in a few ways. Part of you might be itching for new experiences or conversely, the environment you work in, maybe changing due to new technology or alterations in the market place your employers exist within. This may be profoundly unsettling, or it may throw up a sudden prospect of progress.

This is one of those times and days, when you can gain from taking a step back, and thinking carefully about what certain elements of life mean to you. Just what, is down to you, because potentially this could be something deeply personal, or even to do with an old relationship. Pleasingly, someone could surprise you with their kindness or generosity.

You may be tempted to lavish some expenditure on where you live. But equally, that temptation may be so strong, that you could overdo it. If you are set to buy Christmas gifts today, this too is an area where only the best will do. All of this is fine, if you have the funds to splash out, but even if you do, it could end up feeling like eating too many sweets.


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Sport Green Moon wins the Melbourne Cup By Ian Ransom

The six-year-old upset a strong field to bring Australia’s most coveted racing prize back home

GREEN MOON thundered down the straight to win the Melbourne Cup yesterday, upsetting a host of highly fancied foreign horses to bring Australia’s most coveted racing prize back home. The Robert Hickmotttrained stallion charged to the front 300 metres from the line and held off fastfinishing Fiorente to win the punishing A$6.2 mil-

lion two-mile handicap by a length. The Irish-bred six-year-old defied 22-1 odds and several quality European stayers to hand local jockey Brett Prebble his first Cup and owner Lloyd Williams his fourth. Third-placed Jakkalberry finished a further lengthand-a-quarter back. Clad in blue and white silks, the Hong Kong-based Prebble punched the air in celebration as a packed crowd at Flemington Race-

course roared under leaden skies. Prebble shook hands with Britain’s Prince Charles in the crowd and said he knew the race was won at the 1,200 metre mark. “It’s a lifelong dream,” Prebble told reporters. “I thought the only thing that could get him beaten was his stamina if he didn’t stay the trip. “But the feeling he was giving me at the 1,200 was the sort of feeling you only get from very good horses.

Vettel ready to land knockout Red Bull ace on brink of third straight title By Alan Baldwin

IN BRIEF

THE knockout blow in the Formula One title battle has yet to be thrown but the moment is fast approaching and Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel is landing the big psychological hits. Sunday’s floodlit Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was a standout chance for Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso to recapture the lead in the drivers’ standings with two races to go but, even if he beat Vettel for the first time in six races, it remained an opportunity missed. Vettel is 10 points clear of the Spaniard and can win his third title in a row at the new Austin track in Texas next week. The pressure now is on Alonso to stop him. The manner in which Vettel surged from last of all, starting in the pit lane, to finish third and one place behind his sole title rival was a perfect example of damage limitation and determination. It was also supremely demoralising for Ferrari. “To anyone that doubted he’s a racer, I think he showed world class,” said team principal Christian Horner. “To go from pit lane to podium was phenomenal.” Austin will be Vettel’s 100th race and his Red Bull team look likely to celebrate their third constructors’ crown in a row in what is the parent company’s biggest mar-

ket for sales of their energy drink. Alonso, one of the mentally toughest of opponents, tried to stay optimistic when he told reporters that he would go to bed “thinking the glass is half full rather than half empty” but Sunday’s outcome must have hurt. The Ferrari driver can draw strength from the knowledge that he will become the triple champion if he wins the last two races, wherever Vettel finishes. The Spaniard has shown great consistency, with 11 podium finishes in 18 races, but whatever he does it is not quite enough. He has not won since Germany in June and the Ferrari is not as quick as the Red Bull, something Vettel is rubbing in even when he cannot win. “It was entirely predictable that starting sixth on the grid, he (Alonso) was going to be on the podium,” said Horner. “I had already mentally got an image of him taking between 15 and 25 points out of us...to limit that damage to only three and finish behind him is a remarkable recovery, a great drive by Sebastian.” McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh, whose driver Lewis Hamilton started on pole and then retired while leading due to a fuel pump problem, saw it slightly differently. “I think he was fairly lucky this weekend one way or another,” he said of Vettel, who

benefited from two safety car periods and the retirement of quick drivers who might have held him up. Alonso has spoken of his determination, his years of experience, the Samurai-like fighting spirit and confidence that he will still be the one collecting the prize at the end but, as Horner noted at the weekend, talk is cheap. The Spaniard will need to call on all of his calm and resilience now, knowing that one mistake or retirement in Austin could end his hopes immediately and make the final race in Brazil redundant. Vettel, whose run of four wins in a row and 205 successive laps led came to an end, showed he could take whatever was thrown at him. “Being under pressure is one of his key strengths and assets. We’ve seen it time and time again with him. As he continues to evolve, continues to grow, he continues to improve,” added Horner. After being sent to the back of the grid, and then the pitlane, for a fuel irregularity, Vettel prepared for the race by toying around with a drum kit in his room. He told Horner he would see him on the podium later. Asked with Alonso alongside whether he had expected to be on the podium, Vettel replied: “Yes I did, to be honest with you. “It was a obviously a chance to mess it up and we didn’t do that,” he added.

Sebastian Vettel was at his brilliant best in Abu Dhabi, finishing third after starting from the pit lane

“I’ve been very fortunate to ride some champions and he’s up there in the top 10.” Last year’s winner Dunaden and fellow French stayer Americain, who won the 2010 race, were favourites in the lead-up but failed to mount a serious challenge. The Mikel Delzanglestrained Dunaden started favourite despite carrying the top weight of 59 kilogrammes but finished 14th in the 24-entrant field, while Americain ran in 11th.

Federer trounces Tipsarevic at tour finals ROGER Federer reached yet another milestone when victory over Janko Tipsarevic at the ATP World Tour Finals yesterday put him top of the list for match wins at the traditional season-ender. The 17-times grand slam champion cruised to a 6-3 6-1 victory over the Serbian world number nine, taking his haul of victims in the event to 40, one more than Ivan Lendl. Federer, who has won the title a record six times including the last two editions at London’s O2 Arena, seized the initiative when he broke Tipsarevic’s first service game and never looked like loosening his grip in a one-sided contest. “I was striking the ball well today,” world number two Federer, who is playing at the Tour Finals for the 11th consecutive year, told reporters. “I hope it’s a sign for more to come. I’m happy the first one went so well and it takes the pressure off looking ahead in the next couple of matches.” Tipsarevic, who pulled out of his match at the Paris Masters last week because of illness, qualified for the eight-man tournament as a result of Rafa Nadal’s continuing injury woes.

Springboks ‘can shine on tour despite injuries’

Spurs slam Pacers to move to franchise-best 4-0

Bolt up for IAAF athlete award, Farah misses out

SOUTH Africa captain Jean de Villiers believes his team can shrug off a long list of injuries to do well on their threematch European tour later this month. The Springboks take on Ireland on November 10 before facing Scotland seven days later and England on November 24. “We have come a long way as a team this year but we are looking to improve and take our game to the next level and win all three matches on tour,” De Villiers said. “We have a lot of youngsters because we are missing some injured players with a lot of experience. Guys like Bryan Habana, Pierre Spies and Schalk Burger.”

THE four-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs stormed to a franchise-best 4-0 start to the season after routing the Indiana Pacers 101-79. Reserve Gary Neal led five Spurs in double figures with 17 points, while Tim Duncan got a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds to lift the team to the win. Despite winning four NBA championships between 1999 and 2007, the Spurs had never won their first four regular season games. “It’s just a stat, it’s not that important in the long term,” San Antonio veteran Manu Ginobili told reporters. “At this point, we’re enjoying it.”

USAIN Bolt, David Rudisha and Aries Merritt are in contention to win the the 2012 IAAF male athlete of the year. Jamaican Bolt retained his Olympic 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles, while Rudisha of Kenya set a world record in winning the 800m. American Merritt won the 110m hurdles and later smashed the world record. Britain’s double Olympic champion Mo Farah has missed out on the three-man shortlist despite winning the 5,000m and 10,000m gold medals at London 2012.


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Sport CELTIC HOPE FOR GOOD LUCK AND BAD WEATHER AGAINST THE MIGHTY CATALANS

Oh no! Celtic were cruelly denied a famous draw in the Nou Camp when Barcelona scored a 94th minute winner two weeks ago

Barca ‘need to get cold shower’ By Matt McGeehan JAN Vennegoor of Hesselink believes Celtic need good fortune and bad weather to beat Barcelona in Glasgow tonight. The former striker put Celtic in front in the roundof-16 first-leg clash with the Catalans in February 2008, but Barcelona responded to win 3-2 and claimed a 1-0 home success to advance. The Dutchman said: “You have to be realistic. It’s going to be difficult, but at lot can happen at Celtic Park. Hopefully it will happen on

Wednesday. “They have a chance. They play Barcelona and everyone knows their qualities and their players. “You hope for Celtic that Barca have a really bad day and that you have a really good day, that it rains hard, that they are cold, that the boys in Scotland are used to it and that they can get a result. “It’s going to be hard. You need a little bit of luck.” Barcelona lead Champions League Group G with a 100% record from three games, including a last-gasp home win against Celtic.

Neil Lennon’s men are second after claiming a first away win in the competition at Spartak Moscow and a draw with Benfica. Vennegoor of Hesselink is uncertain if his former side will reach the knockout stages at the halfway stage of a competitive pool. He said: “It’s a difficult group, with Barcelona on top. The two other opponents invested in a lot of players. “If you’re a little bit lucky you can progress, but it’s going to be difficult. “When we got to the second round twice in two years we

had luck on our side too.” Vennegoor of Hesselink retired in May after his second spell at PSV Eindhoven, but many of his finest moments were with Celtic. Of the powerful header against Barca, he said: “I saw it yesterday for the first time in a long time. Good memories. Shame we didn’t win the game.” Champions League evenings at Parkhead are also fondly recalled. “It was great for me to be involved in those games,” he said. “You hear the hymn before the game and everybody is

buzzing. “It gives you an extra buzz, an extra tinkle. You run a little bit harder and you fight a little bit harder.” As for Barca, their earlyseason form has been on a par with their habitually high standards but as they prepare to visit Celtic, there remains a question mark hanging over their makeshift defence. One more win in Group G would see the Catalans into the knockout stages but fans worry whether a back four that has an increasingly stand-in look about it can win a fifth European Cup.

Artists Bayern in sparkling form By Karolos Grohmann

Franck Ribery (left) is back from injury for the Munich giants and playing well

BAYERN Munich are brimming with confidence ahead of tonight’s Champions League Group F clash at home to France’s Lille with president Uli Hoeness labelling their current form as “football art”. Bayern, eager to take a decisive step towards the round of 16, eased past hosts Hamburg 3-0 in the Bundesliga on Saturday to notch their ninth league win in 10 games, bouncing back from their first defeat a week earlier. They also saw the return of Franck Ribery after a 10-day absence with the France international looking superb and ripping Hamburg’s defence to shreds. With fellow winger Arjen Robben fully fit after coming back from a month out injured in their German Cup second round game last week and left back David Alaba back to his best after

his own three-month injury break, the Bavarians are in good shape. “That is almost art, football art,” beamed Hoeness after their win at Hamburg sent them seven points clear at the top of the German table. “It is so much fun just watching them play.” Having beaten Lille last month in France to join Valencia and BATE Borisov on six points from three games in the Champions League, Bayern are well-placed to power on and snatch a toptwo finish. Last season’s Champions League finalists, who were also runners-up in 2010, have unusually gone two seasons without any silverware. “We are a few percent hungrier for a title and absolute success,” Thomas Mueller, who scored his seventh league goal on Saturday, told reporters. But it is not just the German team that are having a good run.

Since they lost 1-0 to Bayern, Lille have won their last three domestic games, scoring five goals and conceding one in two Ligue 1 matches and a League Cup tie. “Our offensive players take more risks. We also defend better. But we cannot relax as we’ve got a very big game at Bayern,” Lille coach Rudi Garcia told reporters after their 2-0 league win at Evian Thonon Gaillard on Saturday. Garcia has a defensive headache with Mathieu Debuchy, Franck Beria and Marko Basa doubtful. Debuchy took a knock against Evian and was replaced 15 minutes from time but could still play. Centre backs Beria and Basa, however, have muscle injuries. Beria did not play against Evian because of a groin problem while Basa was replaced at halftime with thigh trouble. David Rozehnal could step in though his recent performances have been shaky.

SFA draw criticism over Levein sacking THE Scottish Football Association will embark on the search for a new national team manager amid the backdrop of serious criticism of their handling of the end of Craig Levein’s tenure. Levein was “relieved of his duties” four days after the SFA board met to discuss his position and 20 days after a 2-0 defeat by Belgium left Scotland bottom of their World Cup qualifying group with two points from four matches. SFA chief executive Stewart Regan would not elaborate on the extra information required by the board over the weekend or whether the seven-man committee made a unanimous decision. Regan last year declared his streamlining of the SFA’s governance as a major overhaul but it appeared to most outsiders that little has changed after a prolonged decisionmaking process that saw Under-21s coach Billy Stark handed temporary charge less than 24 hours before a squad was due to be announced for next Wednesday’s friendly in Luxembourg. The SFA will continue to pay Levein his wages, with 20 months remaining on his contract, and it appears reasonable to assume financial considerations were the cause for the delay. Regan on Monday night stressed the board were entitled to ask for more information but it remained unclear why all relevant details had not been presented to the rest of the seven-man board before the weekend. Former SFA president George Peat was among those critical of the governing body’s approach. Peat told BBC Scotland: “I can’t believe that it took three weeks to make a decision. “To be honest, it could have been made in a couple of days. I certainly would have had the decision made long ago. “I understand Craig was on holiday for a week, but that’s only one week out of three. “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out, had he stayed, what the SFA would have lost in revenue from three home matches because the morale of the supporters is rock bottom and I could not see a full Hampden Park had he carried on.” Peat added: “My understanding was that most of this was done by conference call and I cannot believe that such an important decision was left to a conference call.” Former Scotland midfielder Craig Burley was even more scathing. “I think the SFA are a bit of a shambles,” Burley told BBC Radio 5 Live.


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Sport Adkins relishing relegation challenge

Terry returns to plug Chelsea’s leaky defence

By John Curtis

Holders can’t afford any more slip-ups By Tony Jimenez CAPTAIN John Terry will be back to plug Chelsea’s porous rearguard tonight when the holders bid to avenge last month’s defeat by Shakhtar Donetsk and wrest back control of Champions League Group E. The Londoners shipped 10 goals in the four games that centre half Terry missed after he was suspended for racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand. “John is an important player for us for sure and a fantastic defender and when he plays he always does very well,” coach Roberto Di Matteo told reporters. “The other players have done fantastic jobs when they have come in but certainly JT is a player that we miss.” Terry and his fellow defenders will need to be at their best against a classy Shakhtar side who gave Chelsea the run-around for long spells to win 2-1 in Ukraine two weeks ago. Di Matteo’s team started the season in sparkling fashion, winning seven of their opening eight games in the Premier League,

but confidence has taken a knock since the defeat in Shakhtar. Chelsea went down 3-2 at home to Manchester United five days later before they turned the tables on their Old Trafford rivals by beating the former European champions 5-4 in a League Cup thriller at Stamford Bridge on October 31. Di Matteo was then without Terry, Frank Lampard, David Luiz and Juan Mata for last Saturday’s disappointing 1-1 draw at Swansea City that meant Chelsea were knocked off the top of the Premier League table by United. Spanish playmaker Mata has been in good form this season alongside midfield newcomers Oscar and Eden Hazard and he is the club’s leading scorer with seven goals. Mata missed the game at Swansea with a hamstring strain but should be fit to return against Shakhtar at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are three points behind the Ukrainians at the top of the group and, with a tricky visit to thirdplaced Juventus to come later this month, they need a victory tonight. “This is like a final for us if we want to finish first in our

group,” Mata said on his blog. “In Ukraine, Shakhtar proved to be a top team able to beat anyone. “Even so we always have great support at the Bridge and I’m confident we will get a victory to face the last two games in a good position.” Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu rested several players as runaway leaders Shakhtar made it 14 wins from 14 games this season in the Ukrainian league by beating Metalurg Zaporizhya 2-0 on Saturday. Influential Brazilians Luiz Adriano, Willian and Alex Teixeira started on the bench but all came on with 30 minutes to go. “It was very important for those three to have some game time,” said Lucescu after his side chalked up a 30th victory in a row in their domestic league. Goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov and attacking midfielder Tomas Hubschman were unused substitutes while in-form midfield player Henrik Mkhitaryan was left out completely. “It is hard for players to show their best when the next game is the one that awaits us in London. I am thinking of that game all the time,” added Lucescu.

John Terry will need to be at his best against a Shakhtar Donetsk side who chalked up a 30th victory in a row in the Ukrainian league over the weekend

United hoping to seal qualification to knockout stages

A brace from Javier Hernandez helped the Red Devils fight back from 2-0 down at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture

SIR Alex Ferguson’s Red Devils will be looking to make it five consecutive matches unbeaten in Portugal but the hosts have won their last four home games against English teams. Braga enter tonight’s Group H encounter with a clean bill of health. Eder, the club’s top scorer this season with six goals, is likely to be partnered up front by Barbosa. Meanwhile, Alan, who scored two goals the last time these sides met at Old Trafford, is set to keep his place on the left flank. Manchester United are without Shinji Kagawa, Nemanja Vidic, Danny Welbeck and Phil Jones. However, Chris Smalling narrowly missed out on United’s Premier League clash with Arsenal on Saturday so could be in line for an appearance on the substitutes’ bench. The two sides met a fortnight ago on Matchday 3 when the Red Devils came back from two-nil down to snatch a 3-2 win thanks to a Javier Hernandez’s brace the second goal was a winning

header in the 75th minute delivered from a delicious Tom Cleverley cross. Robin van Persie meanwhile claims his partnership with Wayne Rooney is blossoming due to the two United strikers adopting a brand new position - the ‘nine and a half’. The Dutchman says the pair interchange between the more forward position, traditionally the number nine spot, and the creative number ten position linking with midfield. Van Persie has scored 10 goals for United since his summer move from Arsenal - helped significantly by his forming an immediate understanding with Rooney. Van Persie told the club’s official website: “I call it a nine and a half because you have two positions, the nine and the ten, and we are both nine and a half. “We are just helping each other out. We both play behind and a bit higher up. It seems to be working well and I am very happy with Wayne - hopefully we can keep it going.” United boss Sir Alex Fergu-

son said the flexibility to the partnership was key but that the pair had yet to hit the highest level together, even if there were flashes in the 2-1 win over the Gunners at the weekend. Ferguson said: “There’s flexibility there and the right type of movement. They also both have the courage to play in these positions. Robin’s not far away in that respect. “They’re both mobile players and good footballers with a great desire to play and win. I don’t think you saw the best of them as a partnership against Arsenal.” The club yesterday said it will commemorate Ferguson’s 26th year in charge of the team by unveiling a statue of the Scot this month. The statue will be uncovered at Old Trafford on November 23, the day before United play Queens Park Rangers, the same opponents as in the 70year-old’s first home match in charge on November 22, 1986. The statue will be positioned near the entrance to the stand named in Ferguson’s honour last year.

SOUTHAMPTON boss Nigel Adkins admits he deserves to be favourite to be sacked among Barclays Premier League managers given his side’s current precarious position at the bottom of the table. But Adkins insists he is in a positive mood for the challenges ahead and is a better manager than when he first took charge at St Mary’s. The Saints’ latest setback was Monday night’s 2-0 defeat by West Brom at the Hawthorns - via two goals from Peter Odemwingie. They have collected only four points from a possible 30 and have the Premier League’s worst defensive record with 28 goals conceded. When told he was the bookmakers’ favourite to be sacked, Adkins said: “I’ve been in football all my life so you know what happens. “I know I’m a better manager today than when I joined Southampton and when I was at Scunthorpe. “I’ve improved a lot. But someone is always going to be the favourite (to be sacked), and if you’re bottom of the league, well, you should be the favourite probably. “I’m not going to hide away from that. But what a great challenge we face and I’m full of positivity for that challenge ahead.” Adkins added: “I don’t think anybody needs to give anyone a vote of confidence because if you do, then we all turn around and say, ‘he’s got the dreaded vote of confidence’. “We need to win and I believe we can do it. I’m very proud and privileged to be the Southampton manager. “I’ll stand out and lead from the front as I’ve always done.” Albion are up to fifth place in the table after bouncing back from injury-time defeats against Manchester City and Newcastle.

Champions League Results Dynamo Kiev Porto

0 0

PSG Dinamo Zagreb

4 0

Schalke Arsenal

2 2

Olympiakos Montpellier

3 1

Anderlecht Zenit

1 0

AC Milan Malaga

1 1

Man City Ajax

2 2

Real Madrid B.Dortmund

2 2


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Draw leaves Man City close to Champions League exit It all goes horribly de Jong at Etihad stadium

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure takes a free kick

Manchester City 2 Ajax 2 By Andy Hampson

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ANCHESTER City were all but eliminated from the Champions League last night despite producing a stirring fightback against Ajax to draw 2-2. Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero struck as City fought back from 2-0 down but the Barclays Premier League champions were forced to settle for a draw and remain winless in Group D despite a frantic finish. Siem de Jong, who scored in the Dutch side’s defeat of City in Amsterdam a fortnight ago, found the net twice for the visitors inside the opening 17 minutes at the Etihad Stadium. The result left City with just two points from four games and needing two victories and other results to go their way to claim a place in the knockout stages. City made a lively start, showing far more attacking intent in the opening minutes than they did in the

early stages of their 3-1 loss in Holland. They went close to taking an early lead when Gareth Barry slipped Pablo Zabaleta in on goal but the charging rightback fired narrowly over. Yet while City’s understanding of their group predicament may have been clear, their recent defensive frailties again proved their undoing. Matija Nastasic needlessly conceded a corner and the hosts’ defending from the set-piece was equally unimpressive. Niklas Moisander flicked Christian Eriksen’s delivery into the danger area and De Jong pounced to hook into the roof of the net from close range. That left City chasing the game after just 10 minutes and it got worse as Ajax won another corner and doubled their lead seven minutes later. City’s marking was again

slack as this time De Jong popped up at the near post and met Eriksen’s cross with a header of his own which flew past Joe Hart. City needed to respond quickly and Carlos Tevez almost set up strike partner Aguero but Toby Alderweireld managed to hack clear. It was not long before Mario Balotelli was sent out to warm up but City managed to haul themselves back into the game without him as Toure’s spectacular effort found the net. The Ivorian, who had moved forward from midfield, did brilliantly as he controlled Alderweireld’s attempted clearance on his chest six yards out and twisted to lash home a powerful volley. City looked to build some momentum and Zabaleta found himself in another good position when Javi Garcia picked him out with a lofted ball but he could only

direct a weak header at Kenneth Vermeer. Ajax were unmoved by City’s spirited recovery and continued to knock the ball around in their traditional fluid style when they got the chance. De Jong found room for another shot from 25 yards out but dragged a low effort narrowly wide. Derk Boerrigter also took aim from distance but curled a shot well wide of the target. Barry got forward for City but was unable to make the most of a half chance as Ricardo van Rhijn got in the way. City needed to raise the tempo further and sent on Balotelli for the start of the second half in place of Garcia. The hosts went straight onto the front foot but Aguero slipped at a vital moment as he looked to create a chance for himself of the

edge of the area. City threatened again when Barry clipped in a free-kick but Nastasic volleyed over. Tevez earned a free-kick just outside the area which Toure hit into the wall. The ball worked its way to Aguero and the striker poked home but his celebrations were ended by an offside flag. For all City’s pressure, they needed to stay alert at the back and De Jong reminded them of the dangers with a long-range strike at goal which Hart needed to push away. Aguero went through on the hour and skilfully took the ball around Vermeer but again lost his footing at an inopportune moment as he looked to cross from the byline. City fans breathed a sigh of relief when Ricardo van Rhijn fizzed a dangerous low ball across Hart’s goal and Zabaleta’s heavy touch went out

Schalke battle bravely back to a 2-2 draw SCHALKE 04 bravely battled back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with visitors Arsenal last night thanks to goals from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Jefferson Farfan to maintain their slim lead in their Champions League Group B. First half goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud seemed to be meting out immediate justice for Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat by the Germans in London a fortnight ago. Schalke however, devoured their lead with Dutchman Huntelaar cutting the deficit in first half stoppage time and Peruvian Farfan completing their comeback with deflected shot midway through the second half. The result leaves the group wide

Schalke 2 Arsenal 2 open with Schalke in the lead on eight points and Arsenal a point behind in second place. Schalke, who beat Arsenal 2-0 to snap their 45-game unbeaten run at home to foreign visitors stretching back to 2003, had them on the backfoot from the start. The hosts came close with a shot from Christian Fuchs and another from Ibrahim Afellay that forced keeper Vito Mannone to a good save. Arsenal, displaying an initial lack of confidence when they had possession, needed 17 minutes to find their way into the game and

they did it with a bang. Giroud took advantage of a Roman Neutstaedter back headerr to race clear but failed to beat tt keeper Unnerstall with Walcott m slipping through to tap in from close range. The 26-year-old Frenchman made amends for his earlier miss, ma drilling in a diving header from Lukas Podolski cross. o Dutch striker Huntelaar, who was on target on all three previous group matches, fired Schalke back into the reckoning on the stroke of halftime. The forward, nicknamed ‘the hunter’, however, will be kicking himself for not equalising six n, minutes after the restart when, with only Manonne to beat, he

fired on to the charging keeper as Schalke again poured forward. Holtby took a

for a corner rather than into his own net. Hart denied De Jong a hattrick again with a fine onehanded save from a free-kick but City continued to press and were finally rewarded after deciding to go long. Balotelli leapt to win the header and Aguero raced through, staying on his feet this time, to fire low past Vermeer from the edge of the area. Balotelli won another header from a Samir Nasri freekick but Vermeer saved well to his left. City thought they had snatched a winner when Aguero poked home two minutes from time but the flag had again been raised as the cross came in. Hart saved again from Eriksen in injury time and City wanted a penalty in the dying seconds for a pull on Balotelli but referee Peter Rasmussen blew the final whistle.

with Arsenal chance from 22 metres out but his slightly deflected shot was aw by Mannone. punched away Jeffer Jefferson Farfan turned the gam on its head, drillgame ing in the equaliser in th 67th with Thomas the V Vermaelen deflecting it i into the net.

Schalke’s Klaas-Jan Huntelaar celebrates scoring


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