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Bailout request maybe this week Finance minister says that ‘good progress’ made in troika talks By Elias Hazou
HE ISLAND could request a bailout by international lenders by the end of this week, once an assessment by EU and IMF is complete, ﬁnance minister Vassos Shiarly said yesterday. “The troika team has been in Cyprus for a few days. We are making very good progress, and I hope and anticipate a positive outcome toward the end of this week,” Shiarly told reporters in Brussels shortly before a meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN). He did not elaborate. The ﬁnance minister was in the Belgian capital chairing ECOFIN. Impressions on the progress of negotiations are changing by the hour; just a day earlier, media reports strongly suggested that a deal with the troika was nowhere near. Mixed signals appear to have become the order of the day. On Monday the EU’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn seemed to be growing impatient with the pace of Cyprus’ bailout request up to this point. “It would have been important to achieve an agreement on the memorandum already earlier, because the situation is rather difﬁcult, the economic and ﬁnancial situation, it’s rather difﬁcult,” Rehn said in Brussels when asked about a bailout for Cyprus. “But things are now moving forward,” he added. The ofﬁcial’s comments
came amid mounting speculation here as to when an overall bailout deal could be clinched. The next scheduled meeting of the Eurogroup – before which a bailout deal is put for initial approval – is on December 3, although reports yesterday suggested that an extraordinary meeting of the group could be arranged for December 12 speciﬁcally to discuss Cyprus. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde left a small window of opportunity regarding aid to the two main Cypriot banks, which may be concluded within a month. “As you know there is an assessment of bank recapitalisation needs that is ongoing at the moment that is due to be concluded later in November, early December probably. That’s an important factor to really assess the size of what is needed to be done as far as the banking system is concerned in Cyprus,” Lagarde said. She was alluding to an asset review of Cypriot banks by investment company Pimco; the assessment will determine the extent of the banks’ bailout – the immediate cause behind the island’s request for assistance. Meanwhile the troika teams continued their contacts here with a series of governmental agencies and regulatory authorities. Yesterday they met with ofﬁcials of the Securities and Exchange Commission to discuss issues relating to money laundering. There followed meetings with the Planning Bureau of the
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NZ manure attack on Prince Charles foiled
An Indian Border Security Force soldier lights candles inside a bunker during Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights, at the India-Bangladesh border on the outskirts of Agartala yesterday. Diwali is celebrated to mark the return of Hindu God Rama from exile (AFP)
A NEW Zealand court ordered an anti-monarchist yesterday to stay away from Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla after he was charged with planning to throw horse manure at the visiting royal couple. Sam Bracanov, a 76-yearold with a history of protest against the British royal family, pleaded not guilty to preparing to commit a crime, a day after he was arrested in Auckland. The royal couple had not yet arrived in New Zealand’s largest city. Bracanov was ordered to stay at least 500 metres away from the royal couple as part of his bail conditions. He was ordered to re-appear at the Auckland District Court later this month. Sitting outside the courthouse, Bracanov said he would have thrown the manure at Charles, the longest serving heir to the British throne, and his wife had he not been arrested. “I make it liquid, like porridge,” he told reporters. “I would have done it.” Bracanov has used sweetersmelling ways to express his anti-royalist feelings in the past. He was convicted and ﬁned for spraying air fresheners at Prince Charles to “remove the stink of royalty” during a previous visit to Auckland in 1994. But New Zealanders are generally staunch supporters of the monarchy. A poll conducted by Television New Zealand before the royal couple arrived last week showed 70 per cent of respondents want to keep Queen Elizabeth as head of state.
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Bailout request may be made ‘this week’ Troika delegates to spend today taking stock of meetings continued from page one Ministry of Health, ofﬁcials of the Health Insurance Organisation to discuss the proposed implementation of the National Health Insurance System (NHIS), the Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority, the Commission for the Protection of Competition, and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. In the afternoon, the foreign experts saw representatives of the Interior Ministry, Land Registry and Town Planning. The troika is said to be revisiting the issue of seizures of properties held against bad loans. In its economic adjustment programme for Cyprus, delivered to the government in July, the troika had advised that “strong efforts should be made to maximise bank recovery rates for non-performing loans, while minimising the incentives for strategic defaults by borrowers.” It proposed that “the administrative hurdles and legislative framework currently constraining the seizure and sale of loan collateral will be amended such that the property pledged as collateral can be seized and offered for sale within a maximum time-span of 1.5 years.”
Finance minister Vassos Shiarly chairing the ECOFIN meeting in Brussels yesterday
But the government wants to extend the period after which banks can seize and sell such properties, to ﬁve years. Moreover, it proposes that owner-occupied housing be exempted from any asset seizures. Reports yesterday said the international lenders have somewhat softened their stance and are now willing to extend to two years the seizures period for owner-occupied housing. Today the troika experts will be meeting among themselves to take stock of the bailout negotiations that began on Friday. They will also likely be meeting with the government’s negotiating team, comprising the ﬁnance minister, the commerce minister, the minister of labour and social insurance, the government spokesman and the Under-Secretary to the President. Heading the troika mission to Cyprus are: IMF economist Delia Velculescu; Philipp Rother, head of the Fiscal Surveillance Section in the Fiscal Policy Division of the European Central Bank; and Maarten Verwey, the European Commission’s Deputy DirectorGeneral for Economic and Financial Affairs.
Fans asked to show respect
Buy Cypriot campaign is launched
POLICE are calling on all fans who plan on attending the APOEL – AEK football match at the GSP stadium on Sunday to act with sportsmanship and respect towards each other. Spectators are encouraged to arrive at the stadium no later than half an hour before the match begins, while organised supporters should arrive an hour and a half before in order to making their entrance into the Stadium smoother. The stadium will open its gates at 4pm. APOEL fans will occupy the West, South and East stands
A CAMPAIGN to promote Cypriot products has been launched by the University of Cyprus. The campaign has begun with the creation of the website www.ucy.ac.cy/buycypriot to inform all of the 8,000 university alumni and 12,000 graduates about Cypriot products. Local products such as wine, halloumi, carob syrup, tachini, olive oil, pasta and commandaria are amongst those that everyone is being encouraged to buy. “During the economic crisis, as unemployment is dangerously rising, with the ﬁrst
of the stadium and are encouraged to arrive from the new Latsia roundabout and use the south parking area. AEK fans will occupy the north side of the stadium and should use the Nuevo Campo parking area. Police remind that carrying ﬂares, ﬁrecrackers and other dangerous objects into the stadium is strictly prohibited, as are banners containing political, abusive or other provocative content and clothes with political symbols. Those carrying motorcycle helmets will be asked to hand them in at the ticket ofﬁce.
victims being young people, unavoidably amongst them graduates of the University of Cyprus, each one of us must try to salvage as many jobs as possible,” said University rector Professor Constantinos Christoﬁdes. “We are in a situation that must be met with ‘solidarity’ and ‘social cohesion’.” He said if the public all bought Cypriot products then unemployment rates would decline. Phone 22894367 or email email@example.com for any further details.
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Power cut 90 times in one month ‘Hard to detect technical problem caused outages’ By Bejay Browne THE Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) has promised to look into ways of at least informing customers of major power supply faults after residents of a number of Paphos villages experienced around 90 power cuts in a month. Simou resident Nick Newton and his wife Anne reached desperation point after they were subjected to 89 power cuts between October 9 and November 11. “This has been a nightmare for my friends and I as well as my neighbours, both in our village and surrounding villages. We have proof of the number of cuts which have been taking place as some of us have burglar alarms that send text messages when power is lost to the house,” Newton said.
BAD WEATHER Acting EAC spokesman Yiannis Tsouloftas conﬁrmed the number of cuts and put them down to technical problem that had been very difﬁcult to detect, “connected with the overhead line which supplies these villages”. “The problem became apparent every time there was bad weather,” he said, adding that staff had tried to solve the problem as soon as they became aware of it but the “tricky technical fault was well hidden”. According to Newton some of the cuts were of a short duration but others were for as long as eleven hours. “It is not only the disruptions and inconvenience that these interruptions cause but also the damage caused to computers, internet ra-
dios, central heating control units, hard disc drives, food in freezers and so on. Can you imagine resetting the electronic clocks in the house 90 times in one month?” The Newtons have already had to repair one of their computers and throw away all of the food from the top shelf of their freezer after one of the more lengthy cuts. Newton said: “we would like the EAC to explain exactly what is happening to the electricity power supply in the villages of Simou, Lasa Fyti and Ayios Dimitrianos. We have tried to ﬁnd out information but time and again were merely told it’s a fault and we don’t know how long it will take to ﬁx.” Tsouloftas said on November 11, the area was hit by a power cut again, “so we visited the area to thoroughly inspect the overhead line. Each and every insulator and piece of equipment was checked, we had to interrupt the supply for safety reasons.” Since then, he said, there has been no further cut to supply. The Newtons say that if they and others affected by the cuts had at least been given some warning by the EAC it would’ve been helpful. “It has been driving us all crazy, why couldn’t the EAC post a notice on their website for instance.” Tsouloftas promised he would personally look into ways in which the EAC can better inform customers in cases of major instances. Newton added: “we are told that we pay the highest prices for electricity in the EU so we should not have to endure this from this monopoly. It appears that we are paying Rolls Royce prices and getting a Reliant Robin in return.”
The Archbishop of Cyprus yesterday welcomed well-wishers who turned up at the Archbishopric in Nicosia yesterday to celebrate his ofﬁcial Name Day. Archbishop Chrysostomos II held a special service at the historic Ayios Io-
annis Church within the archbishopric grounds to mark the day, where he hoped for better days for Cyprus and its people. “I am sure that very soon, we will overcome our difﬁculties, both economic and national,” he said.
The primate hosted a lunch for ofﬁcials, while called on anyone wishing to send him a bouquet of ﬂowers as is custom on one’s name day to contribute funds to needy schoolchildren instead.
Turkey looking to end bankrolling of north By Stefanos Evripidou TURKEY WANTS to stop bankrolling the regime in the north by introducing a series of privatisations in key sectors, it was reported yesterday. According to Turkish Cypriot press, the Turkish diplomat stationed in the north, Halil Ibrahim Akca, called for a reduction of the ﬁnancial assistance given by Turkey to the Turkish Cypriots. The diplomat reportedly spoke about the need to redirect the hundreds of thousands of dollars in Turkish aid given annually to the breakaway regime from paying the salaries of public sector workers to investment and growth in the private sector. Akca said Ankara will no longer ﬁnance airports,
electricity production, telecommunications and the ports in the north, instead encouraging their privatisation. He further highlighted that when Ankara hears of Turkish Cypriots spending money south of the buffer zone in the governmentcontrolled areas, this makes the Turkish government more reluctant to continue propping up the regime. The Ankara government, and in particular its Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, believes the Turkish Cypriot authorities spend too much of the approximately US$600 million worth of aid it gives on public sector salaries. Tomorrow, Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot leadership will celebrate 29 years since the unilateral declaration of independence of the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern
Cyprus’ which the United Nations Security Council condemned in two separate resolutions. However, relations between Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots have become increasingly tense in recent years as the latter warn of losing their identity as a result of direct rule from Ankara and the continuous policy of sending mainland Turks and Turkish private capital to the north of the island. Early last year, Turkish Cypriots held a number of mass rallies in north Nicosia, with thousands of people ﬁlling the streets, protesting against an Ankara-inspired economic austerity package and against the privatisation of key enterprises being sold off to mainland Turkish business interests. Demonstrators held banners calling for self-rule,
and against interference by Ankara. Rally-goers carried banners calling on Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party to “get your hands off the Turkish Cypriots”. Some protesters were seen attempting to put up the Cyprus Republic ﬂag on the walls of the Turkish ‘embassy’ in the north, to the displeasure of the mainland Turkish press. In turn, Erdogan brazenly called Turkish Cypriots “ingrates” for protesting on the one hand while being fed and maintained by Turkey on the other. The Turkish PM further raised the ire of Turkish Cypriots by replacing his ‘ambassador’ to the north with Akca, the chief architect of the austerity package, who made the recent comments on the privatisation of the north’s key sectors.
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Home Further questions raised over French-Russian consortium for Block 9
Gas companies to come up with better prospects By Elias Hazou
Head of the government’s energy service Solon Kassinis
AN INITIAL round of negotiations with the companies that were awarded offshore gas exploration licences wrapped up yesterday, amid fresh reports over the selection of a French-Russian consortium for the Block 9 prospect. At the Commerce Ministry, a government-appointed negotiating team held talks with representatives of the TOTAL-NOVATEC consortium that was selected for the Block 9 concession, followed by a meeting with Total E&P Activities Petrolieres that was picked for the Block 11 licence. On Monday, negotiations were held with ofﬁcials of the ENI-KOGAS consortium selected for the licences for blocks 2 and 3. Sources told the Cyprus Mail that full-blown negotiations would get underway in about a fortnight; yesterday the selected companies were asked to come back in two weeks’ time with improved proposals, regarding both the ﬁnancial and technical aspects of their bids. Once the negotiations begin in earnest, they could take weeks or months.
Commerce Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis said recently that the contracts should be signed in early 2013. The four offshore prospects are contiguous, lying north and north-east of Block 12, where US ﬁrm Noble Energy has a concession to drill and has reported signiﬁcant gas ﬁnds. Block 9 is considered to be the ‘prime cut’ of the four prospects, having received eight bids in total. But questions are being asked after it emerged that the government altered the order of ranking of the bids for Block 9, eventually picking the TOTAL-NOVATEC consortium despite it being ranked fourth or ﬁfth. The government has denied anything untoward in changing the order of ranking for Block 9, arguing that its ﬁnal decision took into account additional parameters, such as matters of national security. Two separate assessments of the bids were made: one by the French consultancy Beicip Franlab, the other by the Energy Service of the Commerce Ministry. But the ﬁnal decision rested with the Cabinet, on the recommendation of the commerce minister.
Buffer zone infringement THE TURKISH military yesterday altered the status quo in the buffer zone by entering no man’s land to put up barbed wire around a well. Turkish soldiers were seen by Greek Cypriot farmers driving up to the well in the buffer zone, around 500 metres from the village of Avlona, at around 8.30am yesterday. They got out and set up a wire perimeter around the well which supplies water to Avlona village in the occupied areas. The Cypriot authorities informed the UN of the infringement in the buffer zone. According to the state broadcaster last night, the National Guard was put on alert while extra security measures were reportedly taken in the area.
Daily Phileleftheros yesterday published what it claimed were the full data on the respective scores awarded by Beicip and the Energy Service. The TOTAL-NOVATEC bid scored 227.7 points, 50 points short of the topranked bid submitted by the Italian-Korean consortium consisting of ENI and KOGAS. A breakdown of the scores showed that TOTAL-NOVATEC’s technical tender got 60.6 points, compared to ENI-KOGAS’s 60.8. On the ﬁnancial tender, TOTALNOVATEC scored 162.1, to ENI-KOGAS’s 216.9. The paper said also that TOTAL-NOVATEC’s proposal for a signature bonus was 400 per cent lower than that of ENI-KOGAS. The report went on to ask whether, during the negotiations that have now begun, the French-Russian consortium would be able to up its offer to meet that submitted by the topranked bidder. Phileleftheros said moreover that some of the companies not selected for the four licences were now gathering data with a view to contesting the competition process.
Man jailed for attacking University study hopes to figure out how girlfriend with hammer extreme temperatures may be killing you A 28-YEAR OLD man was sentenced to seven years in prison yesterday by the Paphos criminal court which found him guilty of attacking his girlfriend with a hammer. Viorel Vasile Valacu from Romania was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm after his girlfriend sustained serious head injuries following an attack with a lath-hammer. At around 4am on October 8, a 38-year-old woman was taken in a private vehicle to Paphos general hospital’s accident and emergency department with serious head injuries. The on-duty doctor sent her to Nicosia general hospital for surgery. In the meantime, she gave a statement to police, saying that her 28-year-old boyfriend who she lived with assaulted her with a lath-hammer. Four days later, on October 12, Valacu tried to cross to the north, where he was arrested by Turkish Cypriot police and handed over to the UN. The UN then handed the 28-year-old to Nicosia CID at the Ledra Palace checkpoint.
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THE HEAT may be killing you, and University of Nicosia researchers are out to ﬁgure out how. The University of Nicosia’s research foundation is leading a project on climate change and public health in order to “draft policy recommendations for addressing extreme situations,” Associate Professor Haritini Tsangari has said. According to a specially created statistical model aiming to isolate the relationship between temperature and mortality, temperatures higher than 33.7 degrees Celsius increase the risk of death. “The ﬁrst results of the statistical model showed that indeed high temperatures
have a signiﬁcant effect on mortality,” Tsangari said. By the time it gets to 42 degrees Celsius, the risk of death is 40 per cent higher than it is at 35 degrees, according to the model. The model accounts for humidity, seasonal trends “or even the day of the week”, Tsangari said referring to weekend sunbathing.
RAPID It also takes into account the fact that deaths might depend on high temperatures over the previous few days. So far, results indicate “that high temperatures have a direct, rapid effect on health, which is consistent with similar research
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done in other countries”, Tsangari said. Research is due to be completed in April 2013 when there should be a better sense of how the heat impacts speciﬁc groups, especially high-risk individuals. Researchers also want to see what the role of air pollution is and how weather phenomena affect health. The goal is to use the data to create an early health warning system and reduce mortality, although it is not as yet clear how many deaths are related to high temperatures and how. The project is co-funded by the government and the European regional development fund (ERDF).
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Tourists held more days over stabbing Police get two more days to complete inquiries By Stefanos Evripidou
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THE THREE British tourists arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old British soldier during a nightclub brawl in Ayia Napa were re-remanded by the Famagusta district court yesterday for a further two days. The court gave police another two days to complete the ﬁle on the killing of Fusilier David Lee Collins who died minutes after being stabbed in the chest early Sunday morning on November 4 following a club brawl. Collins, from Manchester, died just hours before he was due to be deployed to Afghanistan with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. The teenage soldier had been clubbing with three other soldiers when they became involved in the brawl with three British holidaymakers from London. Police are investigating allegations that the fracas started after taunting
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Home Fundraiser to target those left short by crisis
Ryanair shoots racy calendar in Paphos By Stefanos Evripidou
By Peter Stevenson A 24-HOUR fundraiser for people affected by the crisis will be held on December 7 by the Pancyprian Volunteerism Coordinative Council (PSSE). “The fundraiser will follow the model of those that were arranged to help those hit by the tsunami in south-east Asia in 2005 and by the ﬁres in Greece in 2007,” president of PSSE, Stavros Olympios said. Volunteers will man busy road junctions to collect donations of €2 and €5 from drivers. There will also be a charity phone line so people can call up and pledge money as well as bank accounts where people can deposit their contributions. The fundraiser will take place was part of Volunteer Week, which takes place every year between December 1 and 8. “In Cyprus in 2012 hundreds of people are living the nightmare of poverty,” Olympios said launching the event yesterday. “Children and families and people from different vulnerable groups need our help,” Money generated by the fundraiser will go towards the creation of centres for immediate social aid in each city of Cyprus. These will provide people who are struggling economically to get immediate help without having to go through enormous amounts of red tape. Events will also be organised to promote these centres and let people know where they can ﬁnd them. “Money isn’t always enough,” Olympios said, therefore professionals such as doctors, lawyers, psychologists and social workers will be recruited to offer their services free of charge to the public. “I’m sure that if we act together, with a spirit of solidarity and cooperation, we can help our society recover,” the council’s honourary president and ﬁrst lady, Elsi Christoﬁas said.
Strike a pose: the cover of the Ryanair 2013 charity calendar
PAPHOS IS being put ﬁrmly on the map of low-cost airline destinations thanks to the scantily clad cabin crew of budget airline Ryanair. The latest edition of the now famous Ryanair Charity Calendar - featuring the airline’s more presentable cabin crew wearing as few garments as you’re allowed to take on a Ryanair ﬂight without extra cost - was shot entirely on location in Paphos. Last June, over 20 cabin crew models arrived in Paphos with photographers to shoot next year’s calendar, the proceeds of which will go to Polish charity TVN Foundation. The airline hopes to raise up to €100,000 for the Warsaw-based Foundation which aims to purchase hospital equipment to help children suffering from mucoviscidosis (cystic ﬁbrosis). Ryanair’s cabin crew have already raised over €500,000 since the ﬁrst calendar was published in 2008. Around 10,000 copies are circulated per year at €10 each and usually sell out pretty fast. The 2012 edition had already sold
out by May. According to the low-cost airline’s website, the latest calendar shot in Paphos “is hotter than ever, featuring the sexiest Ryanair cabin crew stunners in swimwear and lingerie”. The calendar is on sale onboard Ryanair ﬂights, on its website or from TVN Foundation centres across Poland. Ryanair is noted for its racy calendars and last year came under ﬁre from the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK over images of female cabin crew posing in their underwear, which were published in the UK’s top-selling newspapers. The Paphos Regional Tourism Board, Hermes airports and Capital Coast hotel hosted the photographers in June for the photo shoot. An announcement released yesterday welcomed the promotion of Paphos as a destination through the calendar which includes shots at locations across Paphos, including Aphrodite’s birthplace, Petra tou Romiou. Paphos became Rynair’s 50th base earlier this year, from where it was operating 15 destinations.
Cars illegally running on LPG, House hears No legal framework for vehicles to run on alternative fuel PEOPLE have started to illegally convert cars to run on liqueﬁed petroleum gas (LPG) and petrol stations are selling LPG to drivers, members of the House commerce committee yesterday said. The allegations were made by LPG companies who plan to convert cars or sell LPG once a legislative framework is set up that will lift a ban in effect since 1977, the Green party’s MP George Perdikis said, without naming the companies. Cabinet said in September that it would allow the introduction of LPG cars, a cheaper and greener fuel alternative, but has already pushed back the deadline for creating the legal framework. The commerce ministry told lawmakers yesterday their proposals for the legal changes will be ready by the end of 2013. But Perdikis said stakeholders yesterday told the committee that some crews
were already converting cars, “which is illegal”. Drivers need to get permission from the road transport department to convert cars and they cannot convert their cars to run on LPG before the law changes, Perdikis said. He said cars that are already built to run on either petrol or LPG are allowed although they cannot run on gas. Custom changes are not allowed, Perdikis said. LPG-converted cars could be dangerous, said acting head of the commerce committee, DISY’s Zacharias Zachariou. “People are using these cars without the right infrastructure and proper checks and so several of our fellow citizens are in danger,” he said, adding that law breakers could get their licence suspended. However, Perdikis said the committee
was not provided with any numbers or ﬁgures during the discussion except for a photograph of a petrol station in Paphos that had a sign up saying it was selling LPG. LPG can easily be found since it is used for heating purposes and by factories, Perdikis said. But because a law amendment to regulate petrol stations selling it is still pending with the state’s legal services, those selling LPG will have to be caught redhanded to be punished, Perdikis said. LPG is a blend of propane and butane that can be produced from natural gas or as a by-product of oil reﬁning. Its emissions are less harmful than petrol and can be about 50 per cent cheaper than conventional fuels though fuel efﬁciency may be lower than either that of petrol or diesel-run vehicles. Conversion costs between €800 and €1,500 and can take place in two days.
Main responsibility: Drives Embassy vehicles to include a 15-passenger van and armored vehicle to transport personnel in Nicosia and other cities as needed. Drives defensively and is responsible for the security, safety and well being of passengers. Please visit the following website for detailed qualiﬁcations for the position and for application procedures: http://cyprus.usembassy.gov/theembassy/employment.html Applicants should send the DS-174 application for employment to: U.S. Embassy, HR Ofﬁce, Chauffeur position, P.O. Box 24536, 1385 Nicosia or via E-mail to: VacanciesNicosia@state.gov to arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. November 16, 2012. No telephone calls will be accepted. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Traffic wardens seek power NICOSIA municipality is calling for more power to its trafﬁc wardens so they can improve trafﬁc ﬂow in the capital and safety levels for those using the roads. The trafﬁc wardens can issue parking tickets but cannot ﬁne a driver for going the wrong way down a one-way street or ignoring trafﬁc signs. They also cannot ﬁne a driver for moving in pedestrianised areas or for breaking any trafﬁc violation while moving. The municipality called for its trafﬁc wardens to be able to issue on-thespot ﬁnes for trafﬁc violations “to improve trafﬁc control and improve trafﬁc safety.” Legislation only allows trained police ofﬁcers to issue trafﬁc violations ﬁnes, a police spokesman said.
Water cuts WATER supply will be cut in Limassol tomorrow between 8am and 1pm, the Water Board said yesterday in an announcement. The following streets are due to be affected: Nicos Pattichis avenue, Spyros Kyprianos avenues, Vasileos Constantinou street, Stelios Kyriakides street and Ayia Fylaxeos street. The board said they need to interrupt the supply to proceed with works and apologised for the inconvenience.
Trial date A TRIAL date was set yesterday for the two people arrested in connection with the theft of copper from the electricity authority’s power plant in Dhekelia. Police had arrested a special constable from Aradippou who worked as a guard at the Dhekelia power station along with a second man from Larnaca in connection with the theft of copper from the plant worth €2,000.
Vacancy The U.S. Embassy in Nicosia is accepting applications for a Chauffeur position. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) with rotating shifts and rotating work days. Applicants must have the required work and residency permits to be eligible for consideration.
The U.S. Embassy in Nicosia has a full-time opening (40 hours a week) for a Supply Clerk position in the General Services Section. Applicants must have the required work and residency permits to be eligible for consideration.
Main responsibility: Assists with the annual warehouse inventory and inventories of household furniture when employees arrive and depart post. Accurately enters data into the ILMS program, extracts information as required and prints housing inventory reports. Assists occupants with inventory problems. Maintains supply inventory, fills supply requisitions, and assists with recommending which supplies to order to replenish stocks. Please visit the following website for detailed qualifications for the position and for application procedures: http://cyprus.usembassy.gov/theembassy/employment.html Applicants should send the DS-174 application for employment to: U.S. Embassy, HR Office, Supply Clerk position, P.O. Box 24536, 1385 Nicosia or via E-mail to: VacanciesNicosia@state.gov to arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. November 21, 2012. No telephone calls will be accepted. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Submariner tried to pass UK nuke secrets to Russia
Smiling Abu Qatada released from prison
Naval officer trapped in an MI5 sting operation
TERROR suspect Abu Qatada smiled as he returned home from from jail yesterday as experts said it could now take months or even years to deport him. The radical cleric, who has been ďŹ ghting extradition for more than a decade, was expected to be re-united with his family in north west London yesterday afternoon after being escorted from the maximum security Long Lartin jail in a black people carrier. Qatada was released on bail after judges on Monday approved his appeal against deportation to his home country of Jordan to stand trial for plotting terrorist attacks. An imigration court allowed his appeal, saying despite assurances to Home Secretary Theresa May, it could not be sure that evidence from witnesses who had been tortured would not be included in a retrial in the Middle East country. May has vowed the Government will continue to ďŹ ght to â€œget ridâ€? of Qatada and told the House of Commons that the Home OfďŹ ce will appeal against the decision.
Edward Devenney was ready to pass encryption and code-breaking data to Russia
By Paul Cheston and Rashid Razaq A ROYAL Navy petty ofďŹ cer yesterday admitted trying to pass secrets of British nuclear submarines to the Russians. Edward Devenney, 29, was trapped in an MI5 sting and was ready to trade encryption and code-breaking data. He was also prepared to betray details of an operation by HMS Trafalgar and â€œthe comings and goings of two nuclear submarinesâ€?. The Old Bailey heard no harm was done to UK interests, but Devenney will be sentenced later on the â€œpotential damageâ€? he could have caused had he succeeded in passing the secrets to the Russians.
The submariner had ďŹ rst contacted a foreign embassy in November last year, offering highly sensitive information. The secret services set up the sting in January by sending ofďŹ cers posing as Russian agents to meet him. Devenney is said to have offered them information on nuclear submarines, including the op-
eration of electronic warfare systems and periscopes. He is also accused of gathering data on encryption and cryptography technology between November 18 last year and March 7 this year. Devenney, pleaded guilty to one charge under the 1911 OfďŹ cial Secrets Act and a second count of miscon-
duct in a public ofďŹ ce. The ďŹ rst charge states that he collected cryptographic material for a purpose prejudicial to the safety or interests of the state and calculated to be, or might be, or was intended to be, directly or indirectly useful to an enemy.
s The second charge is that pe as a petty ofďŹ cer he â€œwilfully miscon misconducted himselfâ€? by commu communicating with a foreign power with the intention of harmin the Royal Navy. harming Deven Devenney pleaded not guilty ano to another charge under the OfďŹ cial Secrets Act, alleging he had communicated to anothe another person for a purpose pre prejudicial to the safety o interests of the state or information that was calculated to be, or might be, or was intended to be, directly or indirectly useful to an enemy. But Mark Dennis QC, prosecuting, told the court Devenney accepted that he atttempted to pass on sec crets of the subsâ€™ movem ments to the two men he th thought were Russian secret agents. â€œOne of the issues is the damage or potential damage â€” and realistically it is potential damage â€”caused to the national interest.â€? Devenney was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on December 12, when the prosecutionâ€™s case will be opened in full.
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World WORLD TODAY Woman survives wolf attack A 56-YEAR-old Russian woman has told how she survived an attack by a wolf outside her sister’s home in the province of Dagestan. The animal bit Aishat Maksudova on her arm and her leg and she fell to the ground, crying out for help from other villagers. No one was in earshot, so she reached for an axe she had brought along to repair a fence and hit the wolf over the head several times until his teeth unclenched. The wolf later died. The farmer has become a hero in the Caspian Sea province that lies east of Chechnya. She is still being treated for her wounds at a local hospital after the incident. Doctors said she is recuperating well.
Human-raised elephant cub dies AN elephant calf that was separated from his herd in Malawi and raised by a human “mother” for months has died. Jenny Webb, who raised the calf, said it died on Monday night “in her arms”. She said the elephant had been sick with colic. In February, Webb adopted the elephant, which had been named Moses after being found in the grasses of a riverbed by game rangers at Vwazi Wildlife Reserve in northern Malawi.
‘Idiot’ driver A WOMAN caught on camera driving on a pavement to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children has been forced to stand in the cold at an intersection holding a sign warning people about idiots. A Cleveland Municipal Court judge ordered 32year-old Shena Hardin to serve the highly public sentence for one hour on two days this week. The sign she had to hold read: “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”
Russia paroles scientist jailed for spying A RUSSIAN court yesterday paroled a physicist convicted in 2004 of spying for China, a case rights activists said was an example of Vladimir Putin’s use of the courts against opponents. Rights campaigners welcomed the three-year reduction of Valentin Danilov’s 14-year sentence but said it did not signal the president would halt what they say is the Kremlin’s practice of using the judiciary to stiﬂe dissent. In his 60s, Danilov is expected to be freed in 10 days. He watched the hearing from his prison in Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk region by videolink. “I think he was quite shocked when he heard the opinion of the prosecutor who ... supported the appeal (for early release),” his lawyer Yelena Yevmenova said on NTV television. He and other scientists had said the satellite technology data he passed to China more than a decade ago was declassiﬁed and that the case was politically motivated.
The Kremlin has denied inﬂuencing the courts and says it is wrong to describe the treatment of Putin’s opponents as a clampdown on dissent.
ILL-HEALTH The hearing had been postponed several times because of ill-health, state-run channel Rossiya said. Bespectacled with graying hair, he looked frail but alert in televised archive footage taken between 2001 and 2004. He will be freed unless the ruling is challenged but will remain on parole for the rest of his term. “Danilov has already served two-thirds of this term, behaved well,” said Maria Fomushina, spokesman for the court. “The decision also took into account his health condition.” She gave no details of his health, nor did his lawyer. Danilov, who was ﬁrst arrested in 2001, was a researcher at Krasnoyarsk State University. He admitted selling informa-
tion about satellite technology to a Chinese company but said the information had already been publically available. An initial decision to acquit him was overturned and he was sentenced in a second trial. Danilov’s case was one of several during Putin’s ﬁrst spell as president from 2000 until 2008 that were seen by opponents as an attempt to intimidate academics with ties to other countries. Putin started a third term in May. His opponents cite the jailing of two members of the all-women punk protest band Pussy Riot in August as evidence that the Kremlin is still exploiting the lack of independence of the judiciary to smother dissent. Jailed Putin critics also include Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former head of the YUKOS oil company and once Russia’s richest man, who is still in prison after being arrested in 2003 and convicted of fraud, tax evasion, theft and money laundering.
US Afghan command hit by Petraeus affair Top US officer in Afghanistan being probed By Phil Stewart THE top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communication with a woman at the centre of the scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus, a senior U.S. defence ofﬁcial said yesterday. The revelation threatens to fell another of the US military’s biggest names and suggests that the scandal involving Petraeus - a retired four-star general who had Allen’s job in Afghanistan before moving to the CIA last year - could expand. The US ofﬁcial said the FBI uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of communications - mostly emails spanning from 2010 to 2012 - between Allen and Jill Kelley, who has been identiﬁed as a longtime friend of the Petraeus family and a Tampa, Florida, volunteer social liaison with military families at
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General John Allen (left) is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communication with a woman at the centre of the scandal involving former general David Petraeus MacDill Air Force Base. It was Kelley’s complaints about harassing emails from the woman with whom Petraeus had had an affair, Paula Broadwell, that prompted an FBI investigation that ultimately disclosed Petraeus’ involvement with Broadwell.
Petraeus resigned from the CIA post last Friday. Asked whether there was concern about the disclosure of classiﬁed information, the ofﬁcial said, on condition of anonymity: “We are concerned about inappropriate communications.
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We are not going to speculate as to what is contained in these documents.” Defence Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters ﬂying with him to Australia that he had asked that Allen’s nomination to be Commander of US European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe be delayed “and the president has agreed”. President Barack Obama has put the nomination on hold, the White House said yesterday. Allen, who is now in Washington, was due to face a Senate conﬁrmation hearing tomorrow, as was his successor in Afghanistan, General Joseph Dunford. The FBI referred the case to the Pentagon last Sunday and Panetta directed the Defence Department’s Inspector General to handle the investigation. Panetta informed the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee during the ﬂight to Australia. The House Armed Services Committee was also notiﬁed. The US defence ofﬁcial said that Allen denied wrongdoing and that Panetta had opted to keep him in his job while the matter was under review - and until Dunford can be conﬁrmed to replace him, a process that gains urgency given the cloud the scandal could cast over the mission in Afghanistan.
Russian physicist Danilov seen in 2003 (AFP)
Haqqanis open to talks under Taliban THE Haqqani network, seen as the most lethal insurgent faction in Afghanistan, would take part in peace talks with the United States but only under the direction of their Afghan Taliban leaders, a top faction commander said yesterday. The rare ﬂexibility exhibited by an Afghan militant commander was accompanied by a warning that the Haqqanis would keep up pressure on Western forces with high-proﬁle attacks and would pursue their goal of establishing an Islamic state. The Haqqanis, who operate out of the unruly border area between Pakistan and Afghanistan, say they are part of the Afghan Taliban and must act in unison in any peace process. The commander, who declined to be identiﬁed, accused the United States of being insincere in peace efforts and trying to divide the two organisations. “However, if the central shura, headed by Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, decided to hold talks with the United States, we would welcome it,” he told Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed, referring to the militants’ leadership council. The Taliban said in March they were suspending nascent peace talks with the United States.
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World Israel and Palestinians put a lid on Gaza for now
Alkhatib seeks recognition, arms from Europeans Britain, France set conditions for support By Yasmine Saleh THE leader of Syria’s new opposition coalition urged European states yesterday to recognise it as the legitimate government, enabling it to buy the weapons it needs to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. Britain and France appeared to set further conditions, notably that it ﬁrst rally support inside the country, before they grant full recognition to the Syrian National Coalition. And, like the United States, Europeans are still reluctant to arm rebel forces which include anti-Western Islamist militants. Western caution, and an Arab League endorsement that stopped short of full recognition, indicate that the coalition forged with
such difﬁculty in Qatar two days ago may yet ﬁnd it hard to win wholehearted support, even from its allies. Speaking to Reuters by telephone as Arab and European ministers met to discuss Syria at the Arab League in Cairo, Mouaz Alkhatib, the Damascus preacher elected unopposed on Sunday to lead the new group, asked for diplomatic backing. “I request European states to grant political recognition to the coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people and to give it ﬁnancial support,” he said. “When we get political recognition, this will allow the coalition to act as a government and hence acquire weapons and this will solve our problems,” Alkhatib added. France’s defence minister and Britain’s foreign minister both said that forming
the new group under Alkhatib, a moderate noted for his embrace of Syria’s religious and ethnic minorities, was an important milestone but not sufﬁcient for full recognition as a government-inwaiting. So far, concerted action on Syria has been thwarted by divisions within the opposition, as well as by big power rivalries and a regional divide between Sunni Muslim foes of Assad and his Shi’ite allies in Iran and Lebanon. Russia and China, which have lent Assad diplomatic support since the uprising erupted in March last year, have shown no sign of warming towards his Western- and Arab-backed opponents. Lebanese analyst Nadim Shehadi said Western conditions were just as great an obstacle to resolving the Syria crisis.
Meanwhile, at least 2.5 million Syrians are believed to have ﬂed their homes because of civil war, aid groups said yesterday, more than double previous estimates Where once the United States sought to convince Iraqis and Afghans that US military intervention was for their own good, now Syrians seeking democracy and freedom were trying to persuade a reluctant Washington to act, he said.
“The US is playing hard to get,” he said. “It’s like you have to pass a test to show you are united, have leadership, are not Islamist jihadists ... and the US is still hesitant as though you have to ‘deserve’ all that before they intervene.”
ISRAEL and the Palestinians stepped back from the brink of a new war in the Gaza Strip yesterday, sending signals to each other via Egypt that they would hold their ﬁre unless attacked, after ﬁve days of mounting violence. The tacit truce arrested an escalation to all-out ﬁghting, but both sides remain armed and primed for another round in the unresolved conﬂict that has festered since Hamas Islamist militants took over the enclave in 2007. Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister of Gaza’s Hamas government, praised the main armed factions in the enclave for agreeing on Monday night to a truce. “They showed a high sense of responsibility by saying they would respect calm should the Israeli occupation also abide by it,” he said. Haniyeh spoke during an unannounced visit to a hospital to see wounded Palestinians. Some Israeli leaders say it is time to resume the controversial tactic of assassinating Hamas leaders.
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Business ‘Fiscal cliff already affecting US econ’
‘UK gas pricing system flawed’
FISCAL brinkmanship in Washington is already affecting the U.S. economy as worried businesses invest less in equipment, Bank of America Corp Chief Executive Brian Moynihan said. US lawmakers were set to return to the capital yesterday, with a seven-week deadline to agree on averting the so-called ﬁscal cliff - scheduled tax hikes and budget cuts, set to take effect in January, which threaten to tip the nation into another recession. “That uncertainty continues to hold back the recovery,” Moynihan said yesterday at an investor conference in New York. The bank’s clients need more clarity before they make investments, he said. Moynihan and chief executives of other major ﬁnancial services companies sent a letter last month to President Barack Obama and members of Congress urging them to ﬁnd a bipartisan solution. The parties involved know a resolution is needed in the ﬁrst quarter of next year, Moynihan said, adding he remained optimistic about the outcome. Moynihan, the opening speaker at a conference hosted by his bank, spent most of his presentation highlighting his efforts to streamline Bank of America, which required two bailouts during the ﬁnancial crisis. In his nearly three years as CEO, the bank has shed more than $60 billion in noncore assets and businesses, generating more $12 billion in Tier 1 common capital. In its continued downsizing, the bank plans to reduce its mortgage servicing portfolio to about 6 million loans, down from about 8 million now and 12 million at its peak, Moynihan said.
THE reporting method used by industry media in the UK gas market to assess daily prices, at the centre of a regulatory probe, is ﬂawed and easy to manipulate, some traders in the sector say. The Financial Services Authority (FSA) and energy regulator Ofgem are investigating allegations made by a whistleblower that traders have manipulated wholesale prices on Europe’s biggest gas market, a trend-setter across the continent. Although the example highlighted in the probe relates to the benchmark price on a certain day being lowered and not raised, the issue is a political tinderbox in Britain, where ﬁve of the six dominant energy distributors increased retail energy bills for this winter. “I don’t think it’s possible to exaggerate how serious this would be if the allegations turn out to be true at a time when so many people are struggling to pay their bills, are making huge efforts just to make ends meet,” Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Sky News. The allegations have also been compared to an uproar this year over rigging of the Libor interbank interest rate, raising questions about the reliability of market mechanisms that directly affect everyday transactions by the public. Whistleblower Seth Freedman, who works for price reporting agency ICIS Heren and spoke to the Guardian newspaper, sought to show how traders submitted erroneous bids and offers at the end of the day to skew the day-ahead gas contract, which is used to guide a widerange of physical and futures gas prices. “Traders always try to jerk the day-ahead close,” the company’s founder, Patrick Heren, now retired, said on Twitter.
Rates These Bank of Cyprus rates for telegraphic transfer transactions (spot deals) apply to yesterday, but provide a good guide to today’s value against the euro. Buying Selling Pound St
Romanian Leu 4.6199 4.4387 Russian Ruble 40.6812 39.6768 Swedish Kr
Steven Sinofsky, the President of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft, holds a Surface tablet with skateboard wheels attached to show the strength of the device during the launch event for Microsoft Windows
8 in New York, in this October 25, 2012 ﬁle photo. Microsoft Corp announced Sinofsky will be leaving the company with immediate effect, days after the software giant launched the Surface tablet
Greece clash revives fresh debt crisis fears By Jan Strupczewski and Annika Breidthardt A PUBLIC clash between Greece’s international lenders over how Athens can bring its debts down to a sustainable level has reignited fears that Europe’s troubles could ﬂare up anew. Eurozone ﬁnance ministers suggested Greece, where the eurozone debt crisis began, should be given until 2022 to lower its debt to GDP ratio to 120 per cent but International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde insisted the existing target of 2020 should remain, in an unusually public airing of disagreement. Beneath her sharp exchange with Jean-Claude Juncker, who chairs the Eurogroup of ﬁnance ministers, lies a rift over whether eurozone governments need to write off some of Greece’s debt to them to make it man-
France sees bailout money flowing by end of November ageable. IMF ofﬁcials have pressed for such a “haircut” while Germany, the biggest contributor to eurozone bailout funds, has vehemently rejected it as illegal. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told reporters yesterday that the 2020 deadline was “a little too ambitious”. “There’s a debate about a haircut for ofﬁcial creditors. On that I will say, and most countries have said so in the past few weeks, that that’s legally not possible,” he added. Chancellor Angela Merkel has signalled she wants to keep Greece in the eurozone but is determined to avoid losses for German taxpayers before a general election in September 2013.
With so much stake, diplomats remain conﬁdent that a deal will be done to release a 31.5-billion-euro tranche of bailout money, which Athens urgently requires to avert bankruptcy. But it is a way off yet. Financial markets, which have been calmed by the European Central Bank’s pledge to buy eurozone government bonds to shore up the currency bloc, took a dim view of the failure to agree. The euro dipped to a twomonth low against the dollar and safe-haven German Bund futures rose to twomonth highs. Juncker said a further meeting of the 17-nation Eurogroup would take place on November 20 and ofﬁcials said more negotia-
tions could be required the week after that to nail down a new deal. French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici told reporters bailout money should ﬂow by the end of the month. The euro later gained some poise after a German government source said the eurozone could decide to bundle several tranches together in a single transfer of roughly 44 billion euros for Greece. But that cannot happen until the lenders reach a broader agreement. The delay left Athens scrambling to meet a 5-billion-euro bond repayment deadline on Friday. Greece sold 4.062 billion euros ($5.14 billion) of one- and three-month treasury bills yesterday and while that sale was insufﬁcient to redeem the 5 billion, the debt agency will accept additional noncompetitive bids by tomorrow, enabling it to raise the full amount.
Should the allegations turn out to be true, the fall-out would be very serious, said Deputy UK PM Clegg
Slowdown in recession-hit southern Europe catches up with Vodafone VODAFONE wrote down the value of its business in Spain and Italy by £5.9 billion ($9.4 billion) and lowered its cash ﬂow forecast as recession-hit southern Europeans cut back on using their mobile phones. The British mobile operator yesterday became the latest company to fall victim to a plunge in demand in
peripheral eurozone countries, as they drive through austerity measures to reduce government deﬁcits. Last week, French bank Credit Agricole took a 2-billion-euro writedown on the sale of its Greek business, while companies from steelmakers to brewers have warned of weakening trade across the eurozone. Vodafone is in a better position than
many rivals, thanks to its strength in faster-growing US and emerging markets, and continues to pay a dividend when others have cut back. However, the British group’s growth in emerging markets is slowing, and some investors were disappointed by a smaller-thanexpected dividend from its US joint venture Verizon Wireless, an-
nounced on Monday. “If you stripped out the impact from the United States then these results would look pretty poor, and that’s a problem,” said Espirito Santo analyst Will Draper. At 1000 GMT, Vodafone shares were down 3.9 per cent at 160.1 pence, the biggest fall on the UK’s FTSE100 index.
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It’s time we took finance minister Shiarly seriously SPEAKING to journalists before yesterday’s ECOFIN meeting in Brussels, Finance Minister Vassos Shiarly, the perennial optimist, said that “very good progress” had been made in talks with the troika in Cyprus and he expected “a very good result towards the end of the week.” Shiarly’s predictions, with regard to the dealings with the troika, have proved wrong so many times it is very difﬁcult to believe a word he now says. The minister is not a liar or out of touch with reality, but he is serving under an erratic and unpredictable president who does not want to sign a bailout agreement and has been trying to avoid it. President Christoﬁas has long given up listening to Shiarly, who is not part of the government’s negotiating team and was not even consulted when the counter-proposals were prepared. Simply put, he does not speak on behalf of the Christoifas government. Could we expect a very good result in the negotiations with the troika towards the end of the week given the way the government has been acting? At the weekend, Christoﬁas told a gathering in Greece that the troika “is setting conditions that are very difﬁcult to accept.” On Monday the government was leaking information that the troika’s representatives were taking “a very tough stance” while yesterday the government mouthpiece Haravghi warned of a “Terror scenario” on its front page, saying the troika’s insistence on the privatisation of semi-governmental organisations had been rejected. Meanwhile AKEL has been attacking political opponents for “embracing the positions of the troika” and for insisting there should be a deal as soon as possible. Is there an alternative? Not even the Governor of the Central Bank, Panicos Demetriades, a Christoﬁas appointee, seems to think so. On Monday he told Sigma TV that a bailout had to be signed as soon as possible. “It is the only way to end worries about non-payment and viable debt,” he said. Everyone recognises the desperate situation we are in and the need to sign a bailout now, except Christoﬁas and his AKEL comrades whose irresponsible populism know no bounds. It is quite incredible that they are now taking a stand against the privatisation of semi-government organisations which is necessary to make the eventual debt viable. Funds raised would constitute part of Cyprus’ contribution towards the bailout which is a perfectly reasonable proposal by the troika. The truth is there is no time left for negotiations and public posturing. The government needs to swallow its pride, forget its populist rhetoric and accept the bailout terms as its ﬁnance minister and the Central Bank Governor have been advising it to do.
Euro austerity protests are far from revolution IN a cafe near the former site of Paris’s Bastille prison, activists held a meeting last month to decide whether to join unions in protesting the French government’s belt-tightening. Only ﬁve people turned up at Cafe Maldoror, a favoured haunt of the radical left. Even in the city whose revolutionary credentials date back to the 1789 uprising that began at the gates of its famous gaol, calls to build a European-wide popular front against the toughest budget cuts in a generation are falling on deaf ears. “In France people...are frustrated, they are worried about the country and about their economic situation, but for the moment ...most people are not looking for revolutionary change,” said Gaston, a 36-year-old librarian at the meeting who took part in a poorly attended protest at the Bastille last year. Millions of Europeans feel impoverished as countries which broke budget rules for years are prodded into public spending cuts to win back investor conﬁdence in their sovereign debt. Bursts of street anger have rocked Greece and Spain, two southern countries whose citizens are paying dearly for the proﬂigacy of their past leaders. Athens police last week ﬁred tear gas to disperse protestors throwing petrol bombs outside parliament. Strikes and marches in Greece and Spain triggered a September 26 selloff in the euro and European and U.S. stock markets. Activists want to spread the protests across Europe’s national borders. The Greek strikers were seen holding Italian, Portuguese and Spanish ﬂags last week. But there has been little resonance on the streets of the richer nations of north Europe, whose ageing populations and politically moderate youth are less interested in protest. So far the protests fall short of antecedents such as those in 1968 against U.S. involvement in the Vietnamese war which in Europe mutated into a force for wider social change, or the 1990s anti-globalisation marches through many of its cities. Such momentum is lacking
Analysis Nicholas Vinocur and Mark John in the anti-austerity movement. Calls by protest groups in Spain for a European general strike on November 14 have gone largely unanswered. Marches are planned but trade unions have not opted for a strike. There is even less sympathy in Germany, where many feel their country has already made the painful reforms needed on public ﬁnances and polls show strong backing for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s demands for European neighbours to do the same. Demographics may help explain why the activists are struggling to ﬁnd support. In 1960, there were on average three Europeans under the age of 14 for every pensioner, European Union data show. It was this generation of post-World War Two baby-boomers who, eight years later, were the foot soldiers of the 1968 revolts. Today’s youth no longer have numbers on their side. Lower birth rates and higher longevity mean the median age in Europe has risen from 31 years at the end of the 1960s to 40 now. By 2060, there will be two pensioners for every youngster. Nonetheless, they have plenty of reasons to be angry. Youth unemployment, almost negligible in much of Europe in the 1960s, now stands at 23 percent across the 17 members of the euro zone. One in two young Spaniards and Greeks are out of work. It is also dawning on Europe’s young that the debt built up by successive governments puts their future welfare provision at risk. Those with jobs are seeing tougher labour conditions as ﬁrms struggle to compete with low-wage international rivals. While the sense of alarm has reached better-off youths in northern Europe, it is often tempered by a mood of resignation and inability to deﬁne a political alternative. “People around me are worried, particularly about the prospect of the welfare state being dismantled,” said Fa-
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bien Perillat, 24, a jobless engineering graduate in Paris who joined left-wing rallies during France’s presidential election in 2011. “But at heart, they wonder if there is any alternative to austerity.” While surveys show Europe’s youths tend to vote on the left, the Marxism that ﬁred past generations has fewer takers since the fall of the Soviet Union, as witnessed by declining poll scores of the remaining Communist parties across the continent. French UNEF student union president Emmanuel Zemmour - whose predecessor Jacques Sauvageot was at the helm of France’s 1968 protests - said many students were not
driven by any ideology. “We are a generation that has only ever known triumphant liberalism,” Zemmour, 24, said of free market policies espoused to some extent by much of the West since the 1980s. “Young people are practical, not ideological. They want the right to work, to get the same beneﬁts as others, to be able to study without struggling.” Europe’s old ‘68-ers’ look at their own family and agree. “My daughter is worried about jobs, about living in a country where welfare is unravelling,” ﬁlmmaker Romain Goupil, who at 16 led French high school students in the 1968 protests, said. “She is part of a reactionary generation.”
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25 years ago Saturday November 14, 1987
The religious leader Sheikh-ul-Islam declares an Islamic holy war on behalf of the Ottoman Empire, urging his Muslim followers to take up arms against Britain, France, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro.
Andreas Aristidou, nicknamed Youroukkis was taken handcuffed and under strong security arrangements, from the central prison where he is serving a life term, to the Assize Court to face a new charge of premeditated murder, this time of Armenian cabaret king Artin Bahadourian.
1940 German bombers launch a major night raid on Coventry, England, causing hundreds of fatalities and destroying Coventry Cathedral.
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Bursts of street anger have rocked Greece, whose citizens are paying dearly for the proﬂigacy of their past leaders
Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the surface of the moon, is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida
1973 The wedding of the Queen’s only daughter, Princess Anne, takes place at Westminster Abbey.
1991 America demands Libyan leader Colonel Gaddaﬁ hand over Libyan intelligence ofﬁcers indicted over the Lockerbie bombing.
35 years ago Monday November 14, 1977 A zoo keeper was trampled to death by the Municipal Zoo elephant today. The keeper, Takis Kyriacou, aged 53, had only recently taken up his duties after the retirement of Demetrakis Christodoulou. The elephant had never before shown any menacing attitude and workers in the garden and the zoo did not take any special precaution when entering its fenced enclosure.
45 years ago Tuesday November 14, 1967 The Greek government today denied there was any truth in what it termed malevolent rumours that a Turkish plane has been shot down by Greek ﬁghters at the weekend. An ofﬁcial statement issued by the Ministry of Press warned that the consequences for anybody proved to have been circulating rumours against the interests of the country would be serious.
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Sesame St. Elmo puppeteer contesting sex allegations Famous children’s TV show launches inquiry
By Eric Kelsey
By Steve Gorman THE puppeteer behind the Sesame Street character Elmo has taken a leave of absence from the children’s television show to contest allegations, disputed by the performer and producers, that he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy, the show’s production company said yesterday. New York-based Sesame Workshop said in a statement that its own inquiry, including interviews with the now 23-year-old accuser, concluded that claims of underage sexual conduct against puppeteer Kevin Clash were unsubstantiated. Clash, 52, the voice of Elmo for nearly three decades, acknowledged a past relationship with his accuser but said in a statement that the allegations against him were “false and defamatory.” “I am a gay man. I have never been ashamed of this or tried to hide it,” Clash said. “I had a relationship with the accuser. It was between two consenting adults, and I am deeply saddened that he is characterising it as something other than what it was,” he said. He went on to say he was “taking a break” from Ses-
Hathaway reveals special diet for Les Miserables
Kevin Clash has been the voice of the iconic shaggy red monster for nearly three decades ame Workshop to deal with the situation. His publicist declined to discuss the matter further. The Sesame Workshop statement said Clash was “taking actions to protect his reputation” and that Sesame Workshop has “granted him a leave of absence to do so.” Separately, Clash was disciplined for violating company policy “regarding Internet usage,” which a Sesame Workshop executive described as using the company’s email to carry on personal communi-
cations. Sesame Workshop said the allegations involving Clash came to its attention in June when the accuser ﬁrst contacted the company by email. “We took the allegation very seriously and took immediate action,” the company said, adding that it met with the accuser twice and had “repeated communications with him.” The company said it also confronted Clash, who denied the allegations. The ofﬁcial said the accuser and his lawyer had sought
a settlement, but the company found “absolutely no evidence that the allegations were true.” The company went public with the matter only after receiving a query from celebrity news outlet TMZ.com, which said a source had furnished it with a copy of an email purportedly sent by Clash acknowledging that the relationship in question had begun when the accuser was 16. Clash ofﬁcially joined the Sesame Street cast in 1984, assuming the Elmo role that
year. The Elmo character debuted on the show in 1979. While Clash was the third performer to animate the child-like shaggy red monster, Sesame Workshop credits him with turning Elmo into the international sensation he became. For now, producers promised that Elmo would remain on the show despite the absence of Clash, saying, “Elmo is bigger than any one person and will continue to be an integral part of Sesame Street.”
Garland’s Wizard of Oz Music lessons for Keys’ kid dress fetches $480,000 JUDY Garland’s blue and white gingham dress from The Wizard of Oz sold for $480,0000 at a Beverly Hills auction, while a slice of Prince William’s wedding cake fetched $1,375. Julien’s Auctions said the price for the pinafore dress and white puffy-sleeved blouse that Garland wore throughout the 1939 ﬁlm classic was in line with estimates. But it was well below the sky-high ﬁgures paid last year for Hollywood costumes worn by Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, and a similar dress worn during tests for The Wizard of Oz that fetched $910,000 in 2011. Auctioneer Darren Julien said the price difference was due to the fact that only a few test dresses were made for The Wizard of Oz, while there are about seven versions of Garland’s signature gingham pinafore. The buyer of the Judy Garland dress, made by MGM costume designer Adrian, was not identiﬁed. Other highlights of the two-day Hollywood Icons sale included a green ﬂoral dress worn by Julie Andrews in several scenes of the movie The Sound of Music, which sold for $38,400. A racing jacket belonging to Steve McQueen sold for $50,000, while a purple wool skirt worn by Monroe in Canada while making the 1954 ﬁlm River of No Return also went for $50,000. Cake from two British royal weddings also fetched high prices at the auction. Julien’s said that representatives of PawnUp.com led the bidding to obtain the slice of cake from Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s 2011 wedding, as well as a piece from Prince Charles’ and Princess Diana’s 1981 nuptials ($1,375).
Alicia Keys says son Egypt is learning piano and drums
THE singer and her music producer husband, Swizz Beats, are passing their talents onto their boy, Egypt, and she is even planning on taking him on tour with her. She told Hello! magazine: “He plays piano. Egypt has a stark sense of rhythm. He also plays the drums already. He likes that most. The kid’s making noise all day long. “He’s adorable. Soon Egypt will come on tour with me, and then he’ll get a taste of that world. “Most importantly, I want him to do everything he does with passion, whatever that may be.” Alicia - who’s debut album was released when she was only 20 - has also said how Egypt inspires her own music, saying: “He’s the best collaboration I’ve ever done, he’s the best song I ever wrote, the best experience I’ve ever had. He’s the best everything.” Tracks Alicia, 31, wrote inspired by Egypt will appear on her ﬁrst album since his birth, Girl on Fire, released at the end of the month.
HOLLYWOOD starlet Anne Hathaway credits a strict diet of dried oatmeal paste for helping her shed some 25 pounds (11 kg) for her role in the forthcoming big screen musical Les Miserables. “I had to be obsessive about it - the idea was to look near death,” Hathaway told Vogue about preparing for her role as the consumptive prostitute Fantine in the musical version of Victor Hugo’s classic 19th century French novel. Hathaway, 30, told the December edition of the magazine, that she ﬁrst lost 10 pounds (5 kg) to begin ﬁlming and then later dropped another 15 pounds (7 kg) by eating nothing but two thin pieces of oatmeal paste a day. “Looking back on the whole experience - and I don’t judge it in any way - it was deﬁnitely a little nuts,” said The Dark Knight Rises actress. “It was deﬁnitely a break with reality, but I think that’s who Fantine is anyway.” Extreme body changes have become part of Hollywood lore, even factoring into the marketing of ﬁlms. Natalie Portman received much publicity for dropping some 20 pounds (9 kg) for her Oscar-winning role as a ballerina in 2010’s Black Swan. Jennifer Lawrence, who plays the famished star of the life-or-death thriller The Hunger Games, made waves last week vowing never to diet for a role. Hathaway said it was a rocky transition back into everyday life after ﬁlming. “I was in such a state of deprivation - physical and emotional,” she said. “When I got home, I couldn’t react to the chaos of the world without being overwhelmed. It took me weeks till I felt like myself again.” Directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), Les Miserables is scheduled to be released on December 25 in the United States and is seen as a strong contender for Oscar nominations. The ﬁlm version of the stage musical also stars Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.
The actress was speaking to Vogue magazine
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A-level exams only to schoolsreport be offered in summer January exams to be scrapped, says Ofqual By Alison Kershaw A-LEVEL students will only be able to take exams in the summer, with fewer chances to re-sit papers. Under changes recently announced by Ofqual, from next year, January exams will be scrapped. The regulator said the move would address concerns over how many times students can sit exams, by cutting the number of resit opportunities. The decision comes following a three-month consultation into A-level reform. The regulator said it is still considering further changes, such as more university involvement in the qualiﬁcations, and altering the structure of the exams. Education Secretary Michael Gove announced earlier this year that he intends to give universities, particularly the most elite institutions, “a far greater role” in designing A-levels in the future, amid concerns that the qualiﬁcations are failing to prepare teenagers for higher education. Plans were set out in Of-
The regulator said the move would address concerns over how many times students can sit exams qual’s consultation document, published in June, for exam boards to show that each A-level qualiﬁcation it offers has the support of at least 20 UK universities, including 12 which are respected in the ﬁeld or considered to be
leading research institutions. But the plans have been met with opposition from both universities and school leaders. Universities UK (UUK) has said it does not believe it would be “advisable or
feasible” for the sector to “take ownership” of the qualiﬁcations. The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) said the level of involvement proposed is “very high and very time consuming”, adding it is “unclear” what is meant by the support of 20 universities. Ofqual chief regulator Glenys Stacey has insisted that the consultation had shown “broad support” for more involvement from higher education. She added: “The consultation followed on from Ofqual’s research into perceptions of A-levels. “This showed that the qualiﬁcations are considered to be largely ﬁt for purpose but that there were some structural changes that could be made to improve them. “There were also concerns expressed by teachers, employers and universities over what they term a resit culture. “Teachers in particular said that A-level students approach examinations with the expectation that they will always get a second chance. “Making improvements in these key areas is what this ﬁrst phase is about and it has been widely welcomed by higher education and by many schools and colleges. “The next phase will consider further structural changes to strengthen the A-level, how higher education will be involved in Alevels and content changes where stakeholders deem that they are necessary.”
Rugby enters the Cyprus school system By Alexander McCowan IN JUNE this year, when the undefeated Cyprus rugby team played Greece at Paﬁacos stadium in Paphos, there was an unusual addition to the watching crowd: the senior class of the primary school in Dhali. Accompanied by headmistress, sports staff and PTA members, they settled in to witness their ﬁrst game of rugby and were stunned to observe the ease with which Cyprus disposed of the opposition. When told this was the third time the Mouﬂons had dumped the Greeks (72-5), eyebrows were raised and looks exchanged. “Couldn’t happen at football,” remarked one youth wearing an Omonia shirt. Four weeks later, Laurence Vasilliades, president of the Cyprus Rugby Federation was approached by the inspector for schools’ sport in Nicosia to discover if the federation was interested in introducing TAG rugby into the school system. The future of rugby in Cyprus requires the involvement of young people: two of our current internationals, Fydias Efthymiou and Marco Mladenovic are home grown through the colts system introduced by the Limassol Crusaders, but the international team needs many more, and what can be more encouraging than to start with the under 12s? TAG rugby is a non contact form of the game played on grass surfaces which engages the child with all of the esoteric aspects of the game without being tack-
Nicosia’s Falcon School prepares for December’s charity fun day FALCON School students have been gearing up for the Christmas season by preparing to host a Fun Day on December 1 in aid of the Scapanea Foundation for People with Special Needs. The Fun Day will start at 11 am and features a wide variety of entertaining and exciting activities, aimed at all ages and all tastes. There will be sports and physical activities, making use of the school’s extensive facilities, as well as more leisurely pastimes, including refreshments and food. For further details, visit www.falconschool.ac.cy or the Falcon Fun Day facebook page. Or simply call the school on 22 424781
Focus on Forum School FOR THE second year running Forum private school has organised a successful activity day for students and their families. Held on October 20, the one-day event allowed parents to tour the school, understand the school’s philosophy, meet the teachers and take part in a wealth of activities. Science laboratories offering plenty of creative activities, music, art and a bazaar were just some of the highlights. Forum director, Antigone Tziapouras, outlined the school’s curriculum focusing on its academic excellence and extensive arts and sports programmes. Preparation courses for entrance examinations take place at the school and are held every Wednesday 3-6 pm. For more information, call 22 455800.
Welcome scholarships for Heritage School students from Piraeus Bank led. At this level, the game is played by boys and girls. The games are scheduled to start this month and will be coached by Federation Rugby development ofﬁcer Steve Wrigglesworth, an experienced national coach. He will be assisted by Greekspeaking sports masters at the Nicosia multi-sports stadium. The inspectorate anticipates the attendance of between 5,000-6,000 pupils a week. There is a possibility the system will also be adopted by the Famagusta district schools. The Cyprus Federation has agreed to provide all equipment and personnel, and will have the Rugby Football Union’s basic instruction book translated into Greek. It’s tremendous news for the federation and the future of rugby, but it once again raises the question of expenditure. The
state is broke and so is the federation, so once again the executive is looking for sponsors. The whole programme could be covered by a few thousand euros and sponsors will have the chance of placing their logos on the tags and balls. The Cyprus Mouﬂons must be a very inspirational group of young men because not only are the school-children keen to participate, but this month the University of Cyprus have asked Laurence Vasilliades to provide coaching for the newly-formed varsity side. With the help of Cris Thoma, one of the stalwarts of the Mouﬂon pack, they are running training sessions twice weekly at the university ground. Schools time table: November 21-22-2829, December 5-6-12, January 9-10-16-1731 and February 7
THE Heritage Private School in Limassol is very proud to announce the winners of this year’s Piraeus Bank (Cyprus) Ltd - Heritage Private school scholarships, the value of which covers half of the winning students’ current academic year’s school fees. This is the third year of the scholarship awards, and The Heritage Private School is delighted that Piraeus Bank (Cyprus) Ltd continues to assist the further education of two of the school’s highest achievers in this way. The opportunity to win one of these impressive scholarships is highly motivating to the school’s IGCSE and AS Level students, and encourages them to make their best endeavours in the external examinations each year. The 2012-13 awards are as follows: AS Level scholarship Gemma-Louise Hamilton, for the best overall IGCSE results in the summer 2012 examinations: Gemma-Louise achieved grade A* in ﬁve subjects, plus grade A in three subjects and B in one subject. Lisa Kowalewski and Gala Malbasic were joint winners for the A level scholarship. Both achieved grade A in four subjects each at AS level, and they will share this year’s scholarship.
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NICOSIA Taken 2 (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 8.10pm and 10.20pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 8.10pm and 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383 J.A.C.E (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.40pm and 10.20pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 7.40pm and 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Skyfall (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5pm, 7.40pm and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 5pm, 7.40pm and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 To Rome With Love (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.40pm, 7.50pm and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Looper (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.45pm and 10.10pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 7.45pm and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383
Paranormal Activity 4 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.30pm, 8.05pm and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 5.30pm, 8.05pm and 10.15pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.25pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (K) Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) (in Greek), weekends only at 11.30am, 1.35pm and 3.20pm. 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
LIMASSOL Taken 2 (N/A) Rio 1 weekdays at 6.10pm, 8pm and 10pm, weekends at 3pm, 4.45pm, 6.30pm, 8.20pm and 10.10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 8.10pm and 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383
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J.A.C.E (N/A) Rio 3 at 10pm, weekends at 10.20pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 3) at 7.40pm and 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Skyfall (12) Rio 2 at 7.45pm and 10.30pm, weekends also at 5pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5pm, 7.40pm and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) Rio 3 at 7.45pm, weekends at 8.15pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 2) at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (K) Rio 2 (in Greek) at 6pm, weekends at 3.15pm. Tel: 25871410 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) Rio 4 (in English, in 2D), weekends only at 3pm, 4.45pm and 6.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (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 3pm, 4.45pm and 6.30pm. Tel: 25-871410 To Rome With Love (12) Rio 6 at 7.45pm and 10pm, weekends also at 3.20pm and 5.40pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 4) at 5.40pm, 7.50pm and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383
Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings (K) Rio 3 (in Greek) at 6pm, weekends at 3pm, 4.45pm and 6.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Looper (15) Rio 5 at 7.45pm, weekends at 8.15pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 5) at 7.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383
Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383
Looper (15) Rio 4 at 7.45pm and 10pm, weekends at 7.30pm and 9.45pm. Tel: 26-207000
Looper (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.45pm and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383
Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings (K) Rio 6 (in Greek) at 6pm, weekends at 4pm and 5.45pm. Tel: 26-207000
Paranormal Activity 4 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.30pm, 8.05pm and 10.15pm. Tel: 77778383 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383
Paranormal Activity 4 (15) Rio 4 at 7.45pm and 10pm, weekends at 8.10pm and 10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Savages (18) Rio 5 at 10pm, weekends at 10.30pm. Tel: 25-871410
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383
Taken 2 (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 8.10pm and 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383
Taken 2 (N/A) Rio 1 at 6pm, 7.45pm and 9.45pm. Tel: 26-207000 J.A.C.E (N/A) Rio 5 at 7.45pm, and 10.15pm, weekends at 7.30pm and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000
J.A.C.E (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.40pm and 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Skyfall (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5pm, 7.40pm and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 To Rome With Love (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.40pm, 7.50pm and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383
Skyfall (12) Rio 7 at 5.30pm, 8pm and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 To Rome With Love (12) Rio 2 at 6pm, 8pm and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000
Paranormal Activity 4 (15) Rio 3 at 7.45pm and 9.30pm, weekends at 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) Rio 6 at 7.45pm and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (K) Rio 5 (in Greek) at 6pm, weekends at 4pm and 5.45pm. Tel: 26-207000 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 3 (in Greek), at 6pm, weekends at 4pm and 5.45pm. Tel: 26-207000 Brave (K) Rio 1 (in Greek, in 3D), weekends only at 4pm. Tel: 26-207000 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) Rio 4 (in English, in 2D) at 6pm, weekends at 4pm and 5.45pm. Tel: 26-207000 Films change on Friday. Check the Cyprus Mail for details of new films for Friday and Saturday
listings Today Exhibition Birthday City Solo painting exhibition by Savvas Georgiadis. Opens November 14, 7pm until November 31. Open daily: 9am-1pm & 4pm-8pm. Saturday: 9am-2pm. Zacharias Gallery, 147 Irinis Street, Limassol. Tel: 25-358311
Music Ashley Wass Pharos Arts Foundation hosts recital with acclaimed British pianist. November 14. The Shoe Factory, 304 Ermou Street, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €25/20. Tel: 22-663871/70-009304. www. pharosartsfoundation.org Paphos 13th Music and Dance Festival A festival embracing a variety of musical genres taking place in venues around Paphos. November 14-24. €7 and €5 (students and pensioners). Tel: 26-937670/99-632346 Abba Dabba Do All the hits from Mama Mia to Dancing Queen with the best four piece tribute and on the planet – probably. November 14. Yialos Restaurant, Pissouri Bay. Dinner 7.30pm, showtime 8.30pm. €20 including dinner. Reservations essential - Tel: 99-832538
Natassa Bofiliou The Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends presents Greek singer for two live performances. November 14-15. Avlea, 2 Emanuel Roidi, Strovolos, Nicosia. 9pm. Tel: 97-895979/22-388322
Theatre The Harley Jacket THOC’s New Stage presents play by Vasilis Katsikonouris directed by Giorgos Mouaimis. November 14 until December 7. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Wednesday through Friday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-864300
Other Events Whisky Live Taste up to nine different whiskies and meet producers and distillers. November 14-16. Hilton Hotel, Nicosia. 5pm10pm daily. €29 Entrance Ticket (per person)/ €100 Group Entrance Ticket (for 4 people)/ €125 Group Entrance Ticket (for 5 people)/ €150 Group Entrance Ticket (for 6 people). Masterclasses: Entrance Ticket Required in addition to the Masterclass Ticket. Participation in Masterclasses is limited. visit www.whiskylivecyprus.com Timon of Athens A National Theatre Live screening. November 14. Rialto Theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. With Greek and English subtitles. Tel: 77-777745
European Political Thought A series of seminars to be presented by Dr Eleni Papamichael, followed by a discussion. Participants to more than six seminars will be awarded Diplomas of Attendance. November 14 until January 23. M106 (Millennium building 1st floor) at the University of Nicosia 8.45pm. Every Wednesday. €50. Monitoring individual lectures €10. Tel: 22-841600/ 99-536311 and/ or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mars tanzt Erde Deutsch Show German entertainer and educator Lyonn Redd from Cologne hosts a show with music, entertainment and games for people aged between 12 and 16 years of age. With singing, dancing and entertaining games. November 15. Goethe-Institut Cyprus hall (next to Ledra Palace Hotel in the buffer zone. 4.30pm. Tel: 22-674608
Ongoing Other Events
Theatre Death and the Maiden Satiriko Theatro presents play by Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman. November 15 until December 21. Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre, 11-15 Vladimiros, Kafkarides Street, Aglantzia, Nicosia. Every Thursday and Friday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-312940/22-421609
Other events Malcolm Cat Sanctuary Xmas Bazaar Many stalls including Xmas gifts, cards, pottery, clothes, books, tombola, much more and optional lunch. November 15. Shiambelos Restaurant, Pano Polemedia. 10am-3pm. €2, lunch tickets including entrance to bazaar €15. Tel: 99-518342/ 99-300356
European Space Expo: Discover what Space brings to your Life The Expo will highlight the critical role of the European Union in space and space-based technologies. Visitors to the Expo can see, touch and experience the wide range of innovative technologies and services that space offers them. November 12-18. Europe Square, Larnaca. Monday-Friday: 10am-2pm and 4pm-8pm. SaturdaySunday: 10am-8pm. Free. Additional space conference, November 15 and 16 with online registration required. For more information vist: www.ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/ space/expo/index_en.htm
Theatre Same Time, Next Year Dionysos Theatre play by Bernard Slade, directed by Nikos Charalambous. Until November 25. Dionysos Theatre, 29 Diagorou Street, Nicosia. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 6.30pm. In Greek. €20/15. Tel: 22-818999/99-621845 The Cherry Orchard Open Arts site-specific production of Anton Chekhov’s last play. Until November 30. Tivoli Luna Park, Engomi, Nicosia. Monday through Friday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 99-461186 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. Until December 8. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Every two weeks Wednesday through Saturday. 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-492900 Haroula The Central Stage of ETHAL presents Cypriot play by Christos Zanos. Until December 2. Technohoros ETHAL, 76 Franklin Roosevelt Avenue, Limassol. On specific days at 8.30pm and Sundays at 6.30pm. €10. In Greek
4 one-act plays Plays seamlessly tied together with live music, in a natural scenic space 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 Shakespeare in an Hour Pirasmos Productions presents the theatrical comedy. Until December 23. Pantheon Art Cinema, 29 Diagorou Street, Nicosia. Thursday through Sunday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 70-001910 Just Broken Up Act Theatre presents play by Vassilis Myrianthopoulos & Vangelis Hatzinikolaou. Cyprus Dialect Adaptation by Christiana Artemiou. Until January 6. Latsia Municipal Theatre, 57 Yiannos Kranidiotis Avenue, Nicosia. On specific days at 8.30pm and 6pm on Sundays. €20. Tel: 77-777181
Exhibitions Iliad’s Conversations Solo painting exhibition by George Koumouros. Until November 15. Casteliotissa Hall, old Nicosia. Open daily: 10.30am-1pm and 5pm-9pm Dhekelia Art Group Annual Exhibition Group art exhibition. Until November 15. Sun Hall Hotel Apartments, Finikoudes, Larnaca. Open daily. Tel: 24-645591
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This Weekend Other Events What to expect when you’re expecting EXPECTING a baby? Adding a new member to the growing brood? Everyone wants and needs the right information about the best products and services for your new baby and growing family. The Second Mums2Be & Baby Day brings together all your needs under one roof – the newest and best products and services for families and anyone working with parents or children. Taking place on Sunday at the Londa Hotel in Limassol, organisers are keen to promote healthy living and environmental consciousness to new families, while investing in your child’s future. The event is a perfect opportunity for mums and dads to learn about pregnancy, being a great parent and building a wholesome, active lifestyle for your family, all while having an entertaining day out with a spot of shopping. A total of 13 exhibitors will endeavour to make your experience an enjoyable and fun one by showcasing their most up-to-date product ranges and services. It’s the perfect place to ﬁnd new materials covering areas of baby care, maternity fashion, health, food and fun.
Coming Up Music Classical music education IT HAS been said that classical music is beneﬁcial for kids. You may even like it yourself, but you’ve never played an instrument and have no idea where to start when it comes to exposing your children to the likes of Mozart or Chopin. Consider one of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra family performances that are geared towards family with younger children - these performances are shorter in length and themed to educate and interest children in music. This Friday, the CSO is hosting two afternoon family concerts for the public at the Pallas Theatre in Nicosia. The concert is for kids aged three and a half to eight years and the programme includes A. Vivaldi: Il Cardellino Concerto for ﬂute and orchestra, op.10, no. 3 and G.P. Telemann: Don Quichotte Orchestral Suite, with projected images. The recently founded Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Educational
Visitors will be asked to donate €2 in lieu of an entry charge in order to raise funds for the local non-proﬁt organisation Centre for Preventive Paediatrics. Just like last year, the Londa Hotel will also be hosting its successful Jazzy Brunch series on the same day of the expo. So, once you’ve got what you need from the expo why not head to Caprice for some much needed respite? Following a brief hiatus, Jazzy Brunch returns to the Caprice with talented trio Leonid Nesterov (Piano), Andreas Rodosthenous (Bass) and Andreas Stefanou (Drums) and their special guest saxophonist, Jan Grinbert, making more sweet music. Take an autumnal afternoon, add the smooth strains of live jazz, a delicious Italian lunchtime buffet and place them together in the perfect setting of Londa’s Caprice restaurant and you have an ideal way to spend a Sunday lunch with friends. Second Mums 2Be & Baby Day An informational expo for pregnant women and new mothers. November 18. Londa Hotel in Limassol. 10am-6pm. €2 in lieu of an entry charge in order to raise funds for the local non-profit organisation Centre for Preventive Paediatrics. Tel: 70-003077/25-865555 Londa Jazzy Brunch The Londa Jazzy Brunch series continues with jazz and food served in style. November 18. Londa Hotel, Caprice Restaurant. 1pm-3 .30pm. €35 per person. Tel: 25-865540
Ensemble was created to further reinforce the educational and family concerts as well as the Community Outreach concerts. When increasing the number of educational and family concerts, more children are given the opportunity to come closer to the magical world of music and acquire the necessary skills to become the future audiences of the orchestra and not only. During the artistic season from September 2012 – July 2013, the ensemble will present four productions, three of which will be family and educationally oriented and one will be a Community Outreach programme. These productions will cover children’s ages from early childhood to high-school and even more communities in Cyprus will be given the opportunity to experience concerts through the Outreach programme. This artistic period of the ensemble’s productions is called The Musical Clef. The Goldfinch and Don Quichotte Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Family concerts for children aged 3 ½ - 8 years and their parents. November 16. Pallas Theatre, old Nicosia. 4.30pm and 6pm. €5/ free for children and young people under the age of 18. Tel: 22-410181
Location, location, location
ON A CRISP November evening in Nicosia theatregoers will be led under the neon-lit, concrete path. Their destination? Tivoli Luna Park. From the outside, the old amusement park with its somewhat shabby exterior and yellow iron gates looks a little unloved and run-down. But inside, this space is slowly stirring and bursting into life as Open Arts replicate Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece, The Cherry Orchard. One of the most famous and acclaimed plays of all time, The Cherry Orchard was Chekhov’s last play, ﬁrst performed by The Moscow Art Theatre, under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavski, in January 1904, shortly before Chekhov’s death. Chekhov’s poignant investigation of longing and material attachment has been translated and adapted into many languages and produced around the world, becoming a classic work of dramatic literature. In a nutshell, it describes the tale of an aristocratic family in the throes of losing their estate and k struggling to keep pace chang The he with change. de estiny of the beaub destiny
tiful orchard becomes a symbol of the fate of all the characters in this story. Directed by Athina Kassiou, The Cherry Orchard continues to resonate with audiences more than 100 years after it was ﬁrst produced. The current ﬁnancial crisis makes The Cherry Orchard story particularly pertinent to local audiences. A once afﬂuent and socially prominent family’s way of life stands on the edge of oblivion due to the changing economic and social forces they cannot control. The woes examined in the play – foreclosure, bankruptcy, unrequited love – recur in all eras. For much of the play, oddball characters fumble with ineffective plans to save their estate. Chekhov’s characters approach their situation in various ways, with denial, or with determination, or with irony. Somehow, despite everything, these charming yet exasperating people ﬁnd a way to meet each new day and move forward. Although inherently tragic, this production will illuminate the eccent comedic and eccentric Chekhov’ nature of Chekhov’s rich characters. Ch hekhov wrote it as Chekhov farce, though it was treated as tragedy in its productio ﬁrst production dichotom – a dichotomy that is very A true to life. And th yet, when the grim outlook is grim, the antics and t foolishness of the rem characters remind w us that even when roug things are rough, we still have one another. Of course, what marks this show as
different from other theatre productions is that it’s site-speciﬁc. m of performThis form ance is more than mmick. The just a gimmick. purpose of site-speciﬁc ance is not performance to transpose classical theatre performance into a new setting, but to fully utilise the space so that it is a participant in the overall theatrical experience. The content of the show and the space in which it is held feed directly into each other. Site-speciﬁc theatre is nothing new, but it appears to be undergoing a renaissance. Each production will host limited audience members. Every show is almost like a little haunting, as if the ghostly journey through a building is not just a physical experience but a trip into the self. Actors, dressed in retro costumes, will lead the audience members into areas of the ‘home’ where they will watch scenes and intimately experience the interplay of the characters from close range. This Greek language production shouldn’t be missed and will surely be something different for local audiences, not only because of it’s location, but also due to its funky, 70s/80s inspired costume design and modern re-imagining. Performances run Monday through Friday until November 30. The Cherry Orchard Open Arts presents a site-specific production of Anton Chekhov’s last play. Until November 30. Tivoli Luna Park, Ilia Papakyriakou, Engomi, Nicosia. Monday through Friday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 96765575/99-461186 By Ledha Socratous
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Lifestyle POWER Wannabes: the Spice Girls in 1997
The Mamma Mia! phenomenon has made over £1.5 billion, but its creator Judy Craymer knew past success alone wouldn’t be enough to turn her Spice Girls musical into a hit, so she called on the funniest woman in the UK, Jennifer Saunders, to help her out. By Liz Hoggard Jennifer Saunders (left) and Judy Craymer at the Piccadilly Theatre in London
HE scene is a red velvet box at London’s Piccadilly Theatre. Two ﬁftysomething blondes are discussing their drinking habits, their love of showjumping and a weakness for BoojaBooja organic chocolates. “Geri Halliwell introduced me to them,” says one. “They’re gluten-free, dairy-free... probably chocolate-free.” It could be a sketch straight out of Ab Fab - hardly surprising when one of the blondes is Jennifer Saunders, 54, arguably the most powerful woman in British comedy, and the other is Judy Craymer, 55, producer of Abba musical Mamma Mia!. They met three years ago when Judy invited Jennifer to write the script for her new Spice Girls musical Viva Forever! It took Jennifer all of 40 minutes to sign up: “I just really, really wanted to do it. I didn’t want someone else to mess it up, although that’s a very risky thing to say.” In fact, writing Viva Forever! would prove more poignant than either of them realised. Jennifer had just been diagnosed with breast cancer - now in remission - and she began working on the musical two months into her chemotherapy treatment. It proved surprisingly therapeutic. Once a week for ﬁve months Judy would go over to Jennifer’s house and the pair would endlessly play Spice Girls songs and watch clips on YouTube. “I used to ignore the fact that she wasn’t feeling at her best,” says Judy, “and was going through this horrendous, intense chemotherapy. I’d just go over every week with nice things to eat and my iPod and say, ‘Waddaya think of this?’” Jennifer recalls: “I’d keep saying to her, ‘I might look
Jennifer with her daughter Ella in 2009
rough but my brain still works!’” Viva Forever! takes the same feel-good formula that worked for Mamma Mia!, weaving a storyline about female friendship and motherdaughter bonding around the Spice Girls’ hit songs, but it is not a tribute show. The Spice Girls don’t appear (the four young leads are unknowns) but there are echoes of their early career. “It dawned on me that you could use the songs to create a modern story,” explains Judy. “They
emerged pre-9/11, pre-Blair, Princess Diana was still alive, everyone was watching Sex and the City. They deﬁned an era.” And, of course, their songs drive the narrative. Jennifer loves ‘Wannabe’ – “their manifesto”. Judy plumps for ‘Say You’ll Be There’ – “because it’s written like a conversation” - and ‘2 Become 1’, “their safe-sex song”. Before writing the script, they entered the “Spice Girls coven” and interviewed all ﬁve ex-bandmates. “I joke it all started in Geri’s kitchen,”
recalls Judy. “I gave them homework and sent them 1940s Rita Hayworth movies about fame and fortune, rivalry and friendship.” “They are hilarious and talk ten to the dozen, so we split them up for the treatment explanations,” recalls Jennifer. “We saw Emma and Mel C together. Mel B ﬂew in. Judy saw Victoria.” “When Victoria was in London, I took her and her mum to see Mel C in Blood Brothers, and we all had supper afterwards,” says Judy. Then, when the ﬁrst draft of the musical was ready, Judy met Victoria at home in LA. Although they had no creative control, the Spices invested in the show (each of them is predicted to make £5 million a year from royalties), and Judy was keen to show them the script as it developed. Geri was especially involved. “She was very keen on getting the dynamic of the girls right,” explains Jennifer. “Who was whose best friend? How were they going to fall out? She stressed it couldn’t all just be nice - girls can be very mean as well and that two friends out of the group are usually closer than the others.” Ah, yes, the famous feuds (Geri walked out on the group at the height of their fame in 1998). But Jennifer insists that today the Spices are one big family: “It’s like you fall out with your sisters but you know you’re going to have to
Jennifer with Dawn French in 1985
spend Christmas with them, which means you never really fall out, you just go off in a huff for a bit. They really love and support each other.” Mel C breaks up arguments; Mel B would get out the knuckledusters if you disrespected her bandmates. Jennifer does a great Mel B impersonation. “She’s hilarious. She’ll say to Geri: ‘You went off, and you left us, what was all that about?’” Victoria is the planner. “With her fashion career she is the brand,” says Judy, “so obviously she likes to control things.” And Posh is a big fan of musical theatre. Growing up her dream was to play
the white cat in Cats – “That ﬁgures,” says Judy. “You can see that fragility” - and at the Spice Girls audition she sang Mein Herr from Cabaret. The idea of a Spice Girls musical came from the girls themselves. Judy had met Simon Fuller, the Spice Girls’ manager, at lunches over the years, but it was Geri who approached her directly. She’d read an article about Judy’s epic struggle to get Mamma Mia! off the ground, and thought she was amazing. Geri sent her a letter saying, “We love you. Meet us, please!” The daughter of a lawyer,
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Jennifer with husband Adrian Edmundson
COUPLE For Judy, the appeal of the Spice story is that they were ‘ordinary girls who lived at home with Mum and Dad, and did their own hair and make-up’
Woman power: Jennifer and Judy with the Spice Girls at the June launch of the musical Judy grew up in Mill Hill. She loved showjumping and dreamed of going professional, but when her horse died she switched to drama school. She subsequently got a job at the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester, alongside her childhood friend, a theatre producer called Cameron Mackintosh, and moved to London to work on the musical Cats. A year later she assisted lyricist Tim Rice, which is when she ﬁrst met Björn and Benny of Abba, who were writing the music for Rice’s musical Chess. It took her years to persuade them to give her the rights
to their songs and ten years to raise the ﬁnance to stage Mamma Mia!. She ran up a £20,000 overdraft, lived on handouts from her parents and had to sell her ﬂat. “I had nothing to lose and I think that was a huge part of the tenacity,” she says. Since it opened in 1999, Mamma Mia! has taken £1.2 billion worldwide and is still going strong in the West End. The ﬁlm version, starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth, grossed over £375 million. Jennifer is the daughter of an RAF ofﬁcer and remembers being a sullen, shy
child. “My mother says that I’d have to be taken away in restaurants because I’d be standing in front of tables, just looking - and I had quite a cross face.” To the horror of her mother (a teacher), she failed to get into university, but then met Dawn French at the Central School of Speech & Drama and together they answered an ad for female acts to join an experimental sketch show called The Comic Strip, where Jennifer met her future husband Adrian Edmondson. They then landed their own BBC series and the rest is history. Today, neither woman needs to work. Judy is one of Britain’s richest women (her net worth is £62 million), she lives in Belgravia and has a ﬂat in New York overlooking Central Park. But Mamma Mia! has been her whole life for the past 14 years. Unconsciously, she says, she has been lining up a new project to ﬁll any sense of emptiness. Single (despite being called ‘the most eligible spinster in the West End’), she would have liked children but never met the right man. Today she has a busy social life and several “honorary adoptive daughters”. “My friends’ daughters call me their London mummy. There comes a time when you’re ﬁnally quite hip.” Equally, Jennifer could easily put her feet up. When she and Dawn ended their 30year partnership four years ago, and her daughters left
the family home (a farmhouse near Chagford in Devon), she and Edmondson bought a house in London. Living in Paddington means they can walk to the theatre or a nice pub. Now a grandmother (her singer daughter Ella, 26, gave birth to son Fred in August), she adores looking after the baby and lolling about watching episodes of The Great British Bake Off. But Jennifer and Judy are
on a mission to write something that will resonate with an older female audience as well - there is a subplot in the musical about the invisibility of older women. “Every ﬁlm poster you see has a man with a gun on it,” says Jennifer. “There’s a great rant in the script about 15-year-old girls thinking it’s the height of fame to dance at the Playboy Mansion. You want to say to them, ‘You’ve got to
Thank you for the music: Judy with the cast of the Mamma Mia! ﬁlm at its UK premiere
f*** a 90-year-old man at the end of the day. Have you forgotten it’s not all little bunnies and swimming pools, it’s some old guy with Viagra and his mates!’” Yes, the Spices were gobby and fallible, but their message of solidarity was unique. Judy recalls: “When Victoria was asked, aged 21, What are your ambitions?, she said she wanted to be as famous as Persil Automatic.” For Judy, the appeal of the Spice story is that they were “ordinary girls who lived at home with Mum and Dad, and did their own hair and make-up. Geri’s famous Union Jack dress only came about because she sewed a tea towel on to a black Gucci dress. If anything, they have got sexier - and more complex - as they approach 40. They have so much energy, get them in a room and it’s silly.” So how did they deal with a room full of excitable Spices? Judy laughs: “We would get all hot and bothered telling them about new script developments and then one day Geri said: ‘Do you know how intimidating you two can be?’ We were like: ‘Oh my God, we frightened the Spice Girls!’”
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PORTABLE SEWING MACHINE. The Swiss Bernina 900 Nova is a simple-to-operate portable electronic machine with a removable hard case. Sturdy, reliable, will go on for years. Instruction books in English and French. All original accessories except the stitch-ripper. Recently serviced. Supply of metal bobbins included. €180 or best offer. Call 99512965 (Nicosia) ***************************** DUE TO RENOVATION we sell the following furniture: 1) Beds and mattress 2) Tables and chairs for kitchen 3) Sofa beds 4) Various other furniture. Tel 99655551 ***************************** VIRGIN OLIVE OIL FOR SALE. Fresh and last year virgin olive oil for sale, bottles of 1L, 4L, and 20L. Price €5 per Litre. Please contact 00357 99681606 or apply to Rantzo cafe Pissouri village. *************************** z 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 ****************************
FOR SALE BUSINESS/ PROPERTY/LAND **************************** TIMI, PLOTS, a few selected available, seaview, near the
Larnaca - tel: 24 652243 fax: 24 659982
classified contents Employment Opportunities pg 18 Employment Miscellaneous 18 Pets 18 Lessons 18 Health & Fitness 18 Personal 18 Services 18 For Sale Miscellaneous 18 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 -Land For Sale Bulgaria -For Sale Nicosia 24 For Sale Limassol 24 For Sale Larnaca -For Sale Paphos 24 For Sale Ayia Napa 24 For Sale Famagusta Protaras -For Sale Athens -Property& Home Services display ads 25
abbreviations bdrm c/h a/c s/pool f/f apt pm pw sw nw st rd p/s c/l swb r/cass e/w
bedroom central heating air conditioning swimming pool fully furnished apartment per month per week south west north west street road power steering central locking short wheel base radio cassette electric windows
Please note tel nos. that begin with: 22 = Nicosia 23 = Paralimni/Protaras 24 = Larnaca 25 = Limassol 26 = Paphos
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Advertiser FOR SALE B.P./LAND
FOR SALE B.P./LAND
2 golf courses, Venus Rock and airport 60% building factor, €99.000. Half registration fees til the 31.12.12. Tel. 99621914
construction of a large house or apartment building. Price € 260.000 tel. 99 330 908 www. cyprusre.com/listing-paf0007
**************************** 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
**************************** 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
**************************** 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 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
**************************** 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
FOR SALE B.P./LAND (half plot) 288 sq.metres. for information 99621554. *****************************
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) email@example.com, 22455072, 99089083. *****************************
PROPERTY TO LET NICOSIA NEW LUXURIOUS spacious (130m²), 2 bedrs ﬂat, 2 balconies, 2 WC, indep. CH, solar system, A/C, granite ﬂoors, shutters, Italian kitchen and appliances, storeroom, covered parking in small quiet building (4 ﬂats) in Ay. Dhometios 1.5km form Alfa-Mega Engomi. €560 p.m. Same building very large ONE bedr ﬂat (75m²) with similar amenities €460 p.m. TEL:99 544141 FLATS / HOUSES FOR RENT: studio Aglantzia €350, 1bdrm Ag. Andreas furnished €425, Hilton €400, Strovolos €350,
TO LET NICOSIA Acropolis €380, Kennedy furnished €400, 2bdrm Ag. Dometios €400, Lykavitos €550, Kennedy €400, Acropolis rear house €300, 3bdrm m/ssa with garden €500, Str/ los €400, Acropolis €550, 4 bdrm new house Dasoupolis €1,200, Acropolis g/f €800. 21 PROPERTY FINDER A.M. 627 A.A.108 / E 99474839, 99646822 ***************************** 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 ***************************** MODERN 2 BDRM, ﬁrst ﬂoor ﬂat in attractive building in Anthoupolis, very quiet area between the Grammar School and the European University,
TO LET NICOSIA also very convenient for Pascal and Highgate Schools and the University of Nicosia. Large front veranda, all appliances, modern ﬁttings, light and bright. Furnished or unfurnished €550p.m. Call 99900177. 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. 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,
TO LET NICOSIA owned covered parking. Excellent condition. Information: Tel. 99621554 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 99721911 / 99-454141 ***************************** 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:
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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA covered patio with bbq area, big reception areas with marble ﬂoor, ﬁre place and bar, big kitchen with all electrical appliances and sitting room with ﬁre place, maid’s room, ﬂoor heating, full a/c, blinds on the windows, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower, big bathroom for the other 3 bedrooms and extra shower in the 5th bedroom - Strovolos €2500 (H5ST10001-R), (photos in the website). 2. H3AR0004-R, 3 bedr luxury detached house with central heating, full a/c, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, parquet ﬂoor throughout the house, big sitting and dining area, big kitchen with family room opening onto the swimming pool which has big covered area with wooden deck, bbq area, covered parking, in a very quiet area behind Apoel football training ground - Archagelos - €1700 (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
TO LET NICOSIA place, electrical appliances in the kitchen, curtains, SHARED SWIMMING POOL, in a very quiet neighbourhood in the area near Falcon school. Strovolos € 1200, (photos in website). 5. 4 bedr new luxury detached house, separate maid’s room, central heating, full Ac, 260sq.m, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, blinds on all the windows, 4wc, 2 showers, 1 bathroom, 2 covered parking, big garden with grass in a quiet neighbourhood in a dead end near French Ambassador house - Strovolos €1400 (H4ST10045-R), (photos in the website). 6. 3 bedr+big attic room with shower and wc luxury new house, 210sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 4wc, blinds on all windows, cooker and oven in the kitchen, small garden, covered parking near Alpha Mega supermarket - STROVOLOS €1200 (H4ST10007-R), (photos in the website). 7. 3 bedr upstairs and one downstairs luxury detached house built in 2 plots of land with big garden and big over ﬂoor swimming pool 4 X 10, central heating, full a/c, 2 covered parking, FULLY NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, double glazed windows(PVC), electric shutters on all windows, in a very quiet neighbourhood, in the centre of Latsia near Carrefour - LATSIA
TO LET NICOSIA €2700 (H4LAT0010-R), (photos in the website). 8. H4LAK0002-R, 3 bedr + ofﬁce space luxury detached house, built on a big plot, 350sq. m, big swimming pool with cover, garden with grass, big sitting and dining room, separate family room, central heating, a/c, curtains on all the windows, cooker, dishwasher and dryer, parquet ﬂoor throughout the house,3wc, 2 bathrooms, 2 covered parking in a quiet area on the borders of Strovolos with Lakatamia Lakatamia- €1900 (photos in 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
TO LET NICOSIA 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 €850 (H4ST10043-R), (photos in the website). 11. 4 bedr luxury semi detached house with good size garden with grass, big covered patio with bbq area, central heating, a/c units, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, 2 covered parking, FULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED, in a quiet area in a dead end close to all amenities and schools. ANTHOUPOLIS €1300 (H4ANT0002-R), (photos in the website). 12. H4AGZ0010-R, 3 bedr RENOVATED GROUND FLOOR HOUSE with big separate 1 bedroom ﬂat with multi room, big sitting and dining room , separate tv room, big kitchen with family room and ﬁtted cooker and oven, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, very big 5 X 6 bedrooms with solid parquet ﬂoor, central heating with petrol independent, a/c units, double glazed windows with shutters, big verandas around the house, in a very quiet neighbourhood 200metres from FRENCH school and near Athalassas park - Aglantzia €1300 (photos in website). 13. 3 bedr detached house with extra room for ofﬁce, 250sq.m, central heating independent,
TO LET NICOSIA 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 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),
TO LET NICOSIA (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 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 CEN-
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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA TRE €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. A3ST10036- R, 3 bedr new luxury apartment on the last ﬂoor of a 3 storey building with nice view, electrical appliances in the kitchen,2bathrooms, 2wc, blinds, big covered veranda, air condition for hot and cold in all the rooms, covered parking and storage room in a quiet area – Strovolos - € 550 (photos in 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 neighbourhood 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).
TO LET NICOSIA 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/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). 10. A2AOM0009-R 2 bedr luxury ﬁnished apartment in a small building with 4 ﬂats only, central heating with petrol independent, full a/c, 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathroom/shower, separate guest wc, NICE MODERN EXPENSIVE FURNITURE, big covered veranda, covered parking, storage room, in a very quiet neighbourhood very close to Junior school and the park - Agioi Omologites - € 800 (photos in
TO LET NICOSIA website). 11. 3 bedr luxury spacious ground ﬂoor apartment with separate entrance, big verandas and garden, big sitting and dining room, central heating independent, full a/c, 2wc, very big master bedroom, electrical appliances in the kitchen, aluminum shutters on windows, parquet laminate ﬂoor all the ﬂat, covered parking, storage room, in a very quiet neighbourhood in a dead end street, off Athalasas Avenue behind Stephanis near English School €720 (A3ST10030-R), (photos in the website).
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quet ﬂoor all the ﬂat, big sitting and dining area, electrical appliances in the kitchen, fully modern furnished and equipped, big bedrooms, covered veranda, central satellite dish, cable net service, blinds on the windows. In the centre opposite the walls, Nicosia centre, €670 (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 €550 (A2DAS0006-R), (photos in the website). For many more properties with
photos visit our website at w w w. l a n d t o u r i s t e s t a t e s . com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225 / 96-422225 / 96422226 www.landtouristestates.com ***************************** 2 BDRM ﬂat in the centre of Nicosia. Rent €450. For information call 99453663, 99663927. *****************************
12. A2LYK0006-R, 2 bedr penthouse apartment with big veranda 60sq.m, storage heaters, full a/c, 2 bathrooms (one en suite), big sitting room, big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, blinds, covered parking near Agios Antonios market CLOSE TO THE UNIVERSITY. Lykavitos €510 (photos in website). 13. A2ST10028- R, 2 bedr new luxury apartment on the 1st ﬂoor of a 2 storey building, with a/c for hot and cold, fully nicely modern furnished, big covered veranda, parking, in a quiet neighbourhood. (no common expenses). Strovolos €600 (photos in website). 14. A2NIC0001- R New luxury ﬁnished 2 bedr apartment with separate electric ﬂoor heating for each room, a/c units, par-
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LIMASSOL GROUND FLOOR HOUSE in good area Kapsalos , 3 bedrooms, large ﬁtted kitchen, sitting room, 2 large verandas, 5 A/C, bathroom, 2 W/C. Rent €580pm. Tel 99324941 or 25388805 2 BEDROOM COTTAGE FOR RENT IN LANIA VILLAGE in a quiet and peaceful area, fully furnished, storage heaters, a/c, rent €300 per month. Minimum contract 1 year. Info mob 99548855
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 ﬂooring, ready to be occupied. Price €3000/month tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre. com/listing-lim-0155.
FOR RENT new ground ﬂoor terrace studios for rent in Kouka village (20 minutes from Limassol) in a quiet and peaceful area fully furnished €180 per month minimum contract 1 year. For info mob 99548855
***************************** BRAND NEW SHOP FOR RENT on busy shopping street in Limassol 190sqm basement, 150sqm shop area + 75sqm upper ﬂoor ready to be occupied. Price € 6000/month tel. 99 330 908
FLAT TO LET 280 sq in Limassol opposite Debenhams Apollon- Bank of Cyprus and Laiki Bank. 4 bedroom, 3 wc, c/h and ﬁtted kitchen suitable for business ofﬁces. Tel 994034450 99207216
***************************** FOR RENT 2 bedroom ﬂat located in Germasoyia with partial sea views, 85sqm less than 10 years old with title deeds Price €135.000 tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre.com/ listing-lim-0361
NEW STONE HOUSE bungalow in Kooka village Limassol. 1 bedroom, f/furnished, c/h, a/c, ﬁre place, nice garden, parking available, panoramic view of mountains, perfect for retired couples. €400 pm (negotiable) 99548226 FOR RENT one bdrm furnished ﬂat, in Katraki Building, 100 metres from the sea and Debenhams Olympia. Price €430 (including common expenses).
***************************** GROUND FLOOR HOUSE, furnished renovated this year. Laminated parke ﬂoor, 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
TO LET LIMASSOL € 1400/month negotiable tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre. com/listing-LIM-0103
LARNACA FOR RENT spacious 3 bedroom apartment with balcony situated in centre of town, semi furnished. Please call 99311152
TO LET LARNACA LARNACA FLAT FOR RENT: Fully-furnished spacious 2-bedroom ﬁrst ﬂoor ﬂat in central location near Metro supermarket, A/C, private parking, intercom system, ensuite bathroom, small block. Phone: 99354789 ***************************** FULLY FURNISHED one bedroom ﬂat near Larco hotel Larnaca. Price €370. Tel: 99202543
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.
***************************** 1. K.S.L LETTINGS – APARTMENT FOR RENT Fully Furnished 1st ﬂoor 2 bedroom apartment. High quality furnishings throughout. 400 Euros per calendar month. Pyla. Quote TLL1088. Tel. (00357) 24815104
***************************** 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, €350.00 per month For more info pls call 99639378
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
***************************** PROTEA APTS LARNACA 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 *****************************
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! Fully furnished 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom Villa with a good sized rear garden & private pool, located in the village of Oroklini. Call for further information quoting Ref. TLL1415.
– the ultimate Christmas pantomime – will be staged by ACT at the Russian Cultural Centre, Alasia Street, Nicosia on Saturday 1 December (3pm & 7.30pm), Sunday 2 December (3pm), Friday 7 December (7.30pm), Saturday 8 December (3pm & 7.30pm) and Sunday 9 December (3pm). Tickets €12 adults (or €6 children aged 2-12 years on 1 & 2 December ONLY) available at the Russian Cultural Centre from 19 November between 4-6pm or from our Business Manager on 99 924363
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Annual Christmas Fair 8th & 9th December 2012 at The Atlantica Miramare Beach Hotel Potamos Yermasoyia Limassol Buy all your Christmas Gifts under one roof with 700sq metres of Exhibitions: Dolls Houses and accessories to suit all from 3 years to the young at heart- Exquisite Beadwork- Mosaics- Aromatherapy –Soaps - Beautiful Candles - Fun with Encaustic Art-Jewellery - Denise with Hair Clips and an exciting new product -Patchwork –Woodcraft - Felted items – Knitwear – Cards –Books - Hand Painted Glassware - Chutneys and Jams - Helen’s Indian Treasures -Handmade accessories Numerous other gift ideas. Kiddies Korner with Santa Lucky Dip / Magic / Face Painting / Friends for Life / Cake Stall / Bric Brac / Books / Art Exhibition Limassol Theatre Arts School will be performing on Sunday 8th December at 11:45 a.m. "Limassol Theatre Arts School (LTAS) is a dynamic Stage School which nurtures and inspires young performers. Under the expert guidance of a team of experienced professionals and ex West End performer, LTAS provides high quality training in Musical Theatre, Dance, Singing and Drama/Acting. LTAS prepares its students to be the stars of the future!"
Tombola – Grand Draw Excellent Car parking with Wheelchair & Pushchair access Open 11am – 7pm Entry Adults €2, including Free Tombola Ticket - Children Free Entrance Door Prize kindly donated by the Atlantica Miramare Hotel Further details contact Anne on 99269016 or 25632446 All Proceeds to the Limassol Hospice Care Appeal
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PAPHOS **************************** FOR RENT IN TALA 3 bedroom ground ﬂoor stone house, long term rent, semi furnished, available immediately. Rent negotiable. Call Thimioula 26652409
(a) € 380/mnth Universal area and (b)€290/mnth Acropolis Heights, Chlorakas. Both are 2-bed houses, beautiful locations, in Culde-sacs, 10 years old, 90 sq. mts, Furnished. Open-plan lounge/kitchen, front car-port, garden, (a) is on 2-ﬂoors, 2 W.Cs/bath and part air-conditioned (b) Is on 1 ﬂoor, 1 W.C/ bath. Call 99-632388. TO LET 2 bedroom apartment ground ﬂoor, for rent in Kissonerga village in a very quiet area. Building with a house and 2 apartments only. Covered parking, central heating, satellite dish (sky), extra storage room, big verandas, large garden, sea view, furnished or unfurnished. Ideal for pensioners. Tel : 99675760 TO LET 2 bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms, 3 air conditions throughout and double covered parking close to roundabout of Paphos technical school (behind Volkswa-
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1. Apartments for rent Kato Paphos area, with c/pool a/c f/f within walking distance of harbour Now available. Starting from €230 P/M 2. Peyia and surrounding areas apartments and villas all f/f with a/c pool and parking, nice location Now available. Starting from €320 P/M 3. Chlorakas and surrounding areas apartments and villas c/ pool a/c f/f easy access to bus routes Now available. Starting from €250 P/M 4. Tsada Lovely spacious f/f 5 bedroom villa central heating, private pool, double garage, fantastic views. €1600 P/M or nearest offer. Now available at DT property lettings Many other properties available. Please call : Tel 2683543 or 97675123 ***************************** PEYIA, available now for rent in a most sought after location next to the municipal park, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments with magniﬁcent sea and mountain views, furnished or unfurnished, off street parking, quiet area, for viewing, ring: 99 887251 / 99 025173
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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS 26934650 ***************************** PAPHOS - Very large 3 Bedroom Apt , Fully Furnished to a very high standard ,Would suit 3 Professionals sharing, Within close proximity to Hospital and Court, Central Heating, 2 Bathrooms, Laundry, €350.
TREMITHOUSA - Modern 2 Bedroom spacious TownHouse, U/F, Enclosed Rear Garden. €350. TREMITHOUSA - 2 Bed room, Bungalow, Situated on a corner plot, Open- Fireplace, Quiet location, pets welcome, €320. KATO PAPHOS - 1 bedroom Town-House, Newly ﬁtted kitchen, Enclosed Rear Garden, D/S Cloakroom €200. FULLY FURNISHED PROPERTIES WANTED. MORE PROPETIES AVAILABLE. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 99862922 ***************************** 1. 1 bedroom, fully furnished apartment in Peyia in a small complex in a very quiet area, air condition throughout, spectacular sea and mountain views and communal pool, pets allowed Price: €270 o.n.o
2. 2 bedroom, fully furnished apartment in Peyia in a small complex in a very quiet area, 1 bathroom, air condition throughout, spectacular sea and mountain views and
TO LET PAPHOS communal pool, close to all amenities, pets allowed Price: €320 o.n.o 3. 2 bedroom, fully furnished apartment in Peyia in a small complex, quiet area, 1 W/C downstairs, 1 bathroom, air condition throughout, communal pool, balcony, lovely sea and mountain views, close to all amenities, satellite dish, pets allowed, Price: €370 o.n.o 4. 4 bedroom fully furnished detached Villa in Peyia in small complex, private swimming pool, BBQ area and small garden, 1 en-suite bathroom in master bedroom, downstairs bedroom and bathroom, air condition throughout, 2 balconies, very spacious rooms, with additional storage space, lovely sea and mountain views, close to all amenities, satellite dish, pets allowed. Price: €750 o.n.o ALL THE ABOVE PROPERTIES ARE PRIVATELY OWNED PLEASE CALL: 99351008/99563020 ***************************** FLOWRON PROPERTY SERVICES LTD: PROVIDING AN EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE FOR TENANTS AND LANDLORDS: PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR RENT LONG TERM RENTAL. PROPERTIES WANTED: FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT WITH KEY HOLDING AND RENT COLLECTIONS OFFERED
TO LET PAPHOS 1 Mandria: 3 bed unfurnished apartment on a quiet complex with communal pool, off street allocated parking, white goods, blinds Ref: 969 Price 350 2 Konia: 3 bedroom unfurnished town house with communal pool in nice residential area, near to all local amenities: Ref: 1027 Price 500 3 Yeroskipou: 2 bed furnished Town house, downstairs wc, kitchen, dining/sitting room, upstairs 2 bedroom, family bathroom: Ref: 1169 Price 350 4 Mesogi: Luxury 4 bed unfurnished villa with large living areas, downstairs bedroom with en suite, 3 bedrooms upstairs, Fire place, Modern villa, residential area Private pool: fully fenced off: pets welcome Ref: 783 Price 750 5 Secret Valley: fully furnished, modern style, easy maintenance gardens, Private heated pool, quiet residential area, near golf area: Ref: 1186 Price 800 6 Kissonergra: 4 bedroom villa offered furnished, downstairs bedroom, 3 upstairs, en suite, family bathroom, closed garage, private pool, on its own very private no near by villas: Ref 0003 Price 900 7 Tala: 3 bedroom villa offered part furnished with private pool, stunning sea views, property is a family home, central heating, residential
TO LET PAPHOS 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
1. Chlorakas 1 bed ground ﬂoor furnished apartment with central heating, communal pool and parking, sky TV. €335 pcm including all bills 2. Kissonerga 2 bed town house, small garden, off street parking, close to bus and shops. NO POOL €350 pcm 3. Chlorakas Large 4 bed detached villa, secluded position, large private pool, a/c, and parking. Unfurnished. Very nice well worth seeing. €900 pcm open to offers. 4. Peyia Unfurnished 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
TO LET PAPHOS 545 174 OR E-MAIL ON info@unique-consultancy. eu 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 views €700 per month, call: 99389426 ***************************** BRAND NEW APT, opposite Poseidonio Gym, near Carrefour, F/F, a/c, great quality, 1 bdrm, from €340p.m.Tel 99403261 ***************************** MR RENT PAPHOS, THE LEADING PROPERTY RENTAL AGENCY IN PAPHOS OFFICE: 26271858 (00357) IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY TO RENT WE ARE THE RENTAL AGENCY TO CONTACT OFFERING FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENT COLLECTION SERVICE
1. SEA CAVES €500 we are delighted to offer this detached
TO LET PAPHOS 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 2. KISSONERGA €550 modern detached 3 bedroom villa situated in a quiet residential area. Master bedroom with en-suite, separate kitchen, downstairs guest wc. Enclosed garden offering private pool & off street parking. Available unfurnished though can include kitchen appliances. Pets allowed at owners discretion. Website reference number: rtl_501 3. TALA €590 unfurnished modern 3 bedroom detached villa offering total privacy & breathtaking sea views. Includes underﬂoor heating plus real ﬁre. Master with en-suite. Storage room. Shutters & ﬂyscreens. Covered veranda, garden with mature plants, private pool offering sea views. Off street parking. A beautiful home. Website reference number: rtl_530 4. PEYIA €700 price includes pool cleaning. If you are looking for a villa with breathtaking views & privacy then this property is for you. This modern detached 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa is furnished with modern furniture, including satellite
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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS 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 en-suite. 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. CHLORAKA €770 modern detached 4 bedroom 3 bathroom villa with ground ﬂoor bedroom & bathroom. Beautifully furnished with good quality modern furniture includes sky satellite, ﬂy screens & feature ﬁreplace with modern gas ﬁre. Private pool offering views of the sea. Off street parking. Situated within walking distance of bus routes & shops. Website reference number: rtl_611 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 accomodation 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 residental 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-
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**************************** RENTAL POINT - PAPHOS PROPERTIES AVAILABLE TO RENT IN THE PAPHOS DISTRICT. JUST A SMALL SAMPLE OF AVAILABLE PROPERTIES. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL. CALL 97648440 FOR MORE INFORMATION. LANDLORDS CALL IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT.!!!
1. MESA CHORIO – 2 bed 2 bath fully furnished ground ﬂoor apartment set on an elevated position on this prestigious development. Open plan living area. Good sized kitchen. 2 double, bedrooms, master with ensuite 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 non-drivers! 3. TOMB OF THE KINGS – 3 bed fully furnished apartment in established block. Own entrance via stairway. Open plan living area. Dining kitchen. 3 bedrooms and family bathroom. A/C, sat TV. Internet available. Large balcony area. Parking. Euros 350.00 per month 4. KISSONEGA - 3 bed 2 bath unfurnished villa. Set in enclosed gardens the villa consists of open plan living area. Full itted kitchen. Small utility area. Conserva-
TO LET PAPHOS tory 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 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 ensuite 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.
FOR SALE LIMASSOL
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 highway. Email janmurr1@yahoo. co.uk for photos and info. Price €235, 000. BARGAIN PRICE DETACHED HOME FOR QUICK SALE with title deeds. Located on a quite cul de sac in Germasoyia within a short 2 minute drive to the beach and tourist area. 3 bedroom. 325sqm plot, 160sqm house. Price € 385.000 tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre.com/listing-lim-0337
NICOSIA 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 **************************** 1. PAPHOS, FLATS FOR SALE OR RENT: Kissonerga, 3 bdrm ﬂat with title deeds, in a block of 4 ﬂats only, fully renovated, 2 baths, 146 sq.m closed area, c/h, a/c, covered parking, excelent view of sea and mountains, half registration fees titll 31.12.12 reduced to €135.000 or rent €450 per month. Tel. 99621914. **************************** FOR SALE- PAPHOS
1. REGINA GDNS- 2 Bedroom Townhouse set on a luxury complex with 3 communal pools, private parking, private driveway, rear patio, solar panels, TITLE DEEDS. Covered area 92sq. mtrs. Priced to sell at €115, 000. 2. FAROS BEACH- 2 Bedroom fully furnished apartment, situated 120m from a popular beach off Tombs of The Kings. Sea views, solar panels, private parking, spacious balcony, large family bathroom, TITLE DEEDS AVAILABLE. Priced to sell at €138, 000. 3. ATHENA GARDENS- Beautiful 2 Bedroom fully furnished ground ﬂoor apartment in Geroskipou with communal pools, gardens, large patio with roll down canvas sidings (low electricity bills). This property comes with many many extras and it is priced at 25% below value at €140, 000. Covered area 96sq. mtrs. 4. UNIVERSAL- 2 Bedroom end of terrace Townhouse, situated close to the new school and bus route, with front garden, rear patio area, and communal pool, this property comes fully furnished and is priced for a quick sale at €98, 000. TITLE DEEDS IMMINENT. 5. LIMNARIA GARDENS- 1 Bedroom fully furnished spacious top ﬂoor apartment with lounge leading to patio overlooking communal pools on a luxury complex. Shutters all round, heated pool with Jacuzzi, 200m from beach. Priced to sell at €135, 000.
FOR SALE PAPHOS en-suite, enclosed gardens, private pool next to Secret Valley Golf Course and set in a quiet cul-de-sac. This beautiful villa comes furnished with high quality furnishings and a covered area of 154sq. mtrs. Set on a plot of 408sq. mtrs. Very reasonably priced at €370, 000. 7. LOWER PEGIA- 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom detached villa with totally enclosed gardens, workshop and storage units. Master bedroom ensuite, downstairs bathroom, private 8mx4m pool, to be sold including quality furniture. Covered area 132sq. mtrs on a plot 378sq. mtrs. TITLE DEEDS. Priced to sell at €295, 000. 8. MARATHOUNDA- Superb 4 Bedroom detached villa with a covered area 310sq. mtrs on a beautiful plot of 928sq. mtrs. Set in an unspoilt area offering marvellous views. All bedrooms en-suite, large lounge with stone carved ﬁre surround and wood burning ﬁre, black granite work surfaces, traditional stone arches, private 8mx4m pool, outbuildings, garage. Many many extras. Price includes all furniture and white goods. TITLE DEEDS. Priced well below the market value at €475, 000. For further details please contact 99874804 or E-mail: rocpropertiescyp@gmail. com **************************** FOR SALE special offer, €79, 000 ﬁrst ﬂoor apartment in Protaras, fully furnished with 2 bedrooms and a swimming pool. Walking distance to the beach of Ayia Triada and all amenities. Tel: 97 608941. ****************************
AYIA NAPA **************************** 1.AYIA NAPA, Studio for sale, 38 sqm, furnished and fully renovated, with title deed, in licensed complex, 5030m from Nissi Beach €49.000. Tel. 99621914. LARNACA
FOR SALE 3 bed house with pool in Souni full of character, open plan accommodation. 3 bedrooms, 2 with ensuite & further shower room. a/c and central heating. Parking. Title Deed available. Price €318,000. No Agents. Tel 99122366
6. SECRET VALLEY- Splendid 3 Bedroom detached villa with master bedroom
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**************************** 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
Nicosia ........................22 802 020 Limassol ......................25 805 050 Larnaca .......................24 804 040 Paphos ........................26 806 060 Famagusta ..................23 803 030
Nicosia General .............22-801400 Nicosia Makarios ...........22-405000 Limassol Old ................25-305333 Limassol New ................25-801100 Larnaca Old...................24-630312 Larnaca New .................24-630300 Paphos ..........................26-821800 Famagusta ....................23-821211
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.
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Drug Law Enforcement Unit ......................................... 1498 (Confidential Information) Rescue Co-ordination Centre ............................. 1441 (Immediate Response Service for Aeronautical or Maritime Accident & Incidents) Game Fund Service: (Wildlife and hunting) Central offices (Nicosia): 22867786, 22-867897 Nicosia: 22-664606, 99-445697 Limassol: 25-343800, 99-445728, Larnaca/Famagusta: 24-805128, 99-634325 Paphos: 26-306211, 99-445679 Forest Fires ..................... 1407
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Narcotics Helpline ......... 1410 (Outside hours.............. 22-304160) AIDS Advisory Bureau ................................ 22-302826 Domestic Violence Centre .......................................... 1440 (Emergency Centre for Victims) Drug Info & Poison Control ............... 1401 Cyprus Samaritans ... 77777267 Police Duty Officer ......... 1499 (Confidential Information) Airports Larnaca ..........................77778833 Paphos ...........................77778833
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Advertiser FOR PAPHIAKOS ANIMAL WELFARE SOS HELPLINE, 24 HOUR MEDICAL EMERGENCY SERVICE - CALL 99655581 CONTACT DETAILS FOR PAPHIAKOS. Paphiakos & C.C.P. Animal Welfare Education/Information Centre, No. 12 Dedalos Building, 8049 Kato Paphos PO Box 61272 8132 Kato Paphos Web. www.cyprusanimalwelfare.com www.facebook/paphiakos Email firstname.lastname@example.org Larnaca Emergency Service - The contact point for animal emergencies in Larnaca is Maria at the Paphiakos Animal Welfare Charity Shop, telephone 24623494 or 99325897 STOP, SHOP AND GIVE TO THE ANIMALS! ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME AT OUR CHARITY SHOPS! PAPHIAKOS & C.C.P. ANIMAL WELFARE Registered Charity No 1529 Contact our shops and we can take your clutter The Charity Shops are located at: Shop No.1 Agapinoros Street, Kato Paphos Tel 26910325 Shop No.2 Ap Pavlou Avenue, Kato Paphos Tel 26942894 Shop No.3 Gr. Afxentiou Avensia Court 3 Larnaca 24623494 Shop No.4 9 Ayiou Ioanni Street 3061 Limassol 25561695 Peyia Information Centre & Shop & T Rooms 26622828 Polis Information Centre & Shop & T Rooms 99223572 Book Exchange Shop Trimithousa 99771763 Our shops are always happy to receive your unwanted goods! NOW YOU CAN HELP BY COLLECTING YOUR ALUMINIUM CANS AND HANDING THEM IN AT ANY PAPHIAKOS CHARITY SHOP OR THE CLINIC. SAVE AN ANIMAL AND SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT!! PAPHIAKOS CAR BOOT SALE EVERY SATURDAY at the Ambassador Restaurant and outside in the grounds at Paphiakos. Free parking. Sellers from 7am, buyers from 8am. For information & bookings please call MIKE on 96702600. FORTHCOMING EVENTS FOR PAPHIAKOS CHARITY NO. 1529 WORLD ANIMAL DAY. On Thursday October 4th Paphiakos will be micro chipping pets for only €20 including all the paperwork. For further information telephone 26953496. To celebrate World Animal Day on Thursday October 4th Paphiakos will be offering free spaying/neutering for all feral and unwanted animals as they do throughout the year. Contact 26953496 for further details. PAPHIAKOS SHELTER OPEN DAY The Open Day will be held on Sunday October 7th between 10am and 3pm. It will be a Family Fun Day out with a lot of different activities. There is car parking, toilets and refreshments on site so enjoy and join in the celebration of animals and what they bring to our lives. Entrance is €2 CHARITY HAIR CUT. On Thursday 4th October 09.30-17.30 without an appointment Andri at Atlantic Bay Hotel (2nd Floor) will be charging €5 for a haircut with all proceeds going to Paphiakos. Telephone Suzanne on 99151996 or Andri on 99604783. PAPHIAKOS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. Saturday November 24th 9am – 3pm at the Crazy Spoon Restaurant. For further details contact 99151996. Stalls, Santa’s Grotto, Donkey Rides, Pirate Pat and many more.
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15.35 Mazi Sto CyBC 17.30 Moiraia Fengaria (rpt) 18.00 News 18.15 Kaftes Piperies 18.45 Paizoume Kypriaka New season of local game show, asking questions having to do with Cypriot dialect. 19.20 Moiraia Fengaria New local drama series inspired by Maro Kranidioti’s book ‘Otan i Moira Apofasizei’. 20.00 News 21.15 Vimata Stin Ammo Third season of local period drama, based on true events. 22.00 Local Sketch (rpt) 22.30 Horis Montaz New weekly show, really no more than the usual live interviews with local celebrities, but carried out by CyBC’s new star attraction Elita Michaelidou. 23.30 News 23.45 Repeats
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Kids’ TV Top Models S’Agapo Sabrina, To Koritsi Tis Agapis Akti Oneiron Paciﬁc Blue With News at 18.30. News Sports Time Epi Topou FILM: Target A sniper ﬁnds himself and his family targeted by the brother of an Eastern European arms dealer he killed while on duty. Action thriller, starring Stephen Baldwin. 2004. FILM: Big Trouble In Little China A dim-witted but fearless trucker battles an immortal sorcerer to rescue a friend’s ﬁancee in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. Comedy fantasy adventure, with Kurt Russell. 1986. FILM: The Informant An IRA member is persuaded to provide the police with information on the organisation. Drama, starring Timothy Dalton. 1997.
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Television PICK OF THE DAY Todos Tus Muertos (LTV3, 22.00) Fact No. 1: I’m a fan of world cinema, enjoy telling people about it, and I’m quite excited by the fact that LTV are showing foreign-language ﬁ lms every Wednesday this month (hopefully a sign of things to come). Fact No. 2: many readers of this newspaper don’t even speak Greek, let alone read it well enough to follow subtitles. Do I support the cause of Cinema, or think of my responsibility to my reader(s)? A thorny dilemma - but we live, after all, in a digital age where TV isn’t the be-all and end-all; surely I can Pick a ﬁ lm with Greek subtitles, trusting that Anglophone readers will ﬁ nd some other way of viewing it? Yes; but then we come to Todos Tus Muertos, a dark Colombian satire that doesn’t seem to have been released anywhere except Colombia - and presumably Greece, at least on DVD, hence this screening on LTV3. What’s the point of Picking it if no-one can track it down, at least in a format where they’ll get the most out of it? There’s no answer to that question - except to point out that the ﬁ lm isn’t totally obscure; it played the prestigious Sundance Festival and actually won an award, Best Cinematography in the World Cinema section. One could also point out that the plot hinges on an image, and that image is so powerful it can be appreciated without un-
derstanding a word of dialogue: a big pile of dead bodies in the middle of a cornﬁeld - a macabre, haunting image which has special resonance for Colombians (“a silent indictment of Colombia’s ongoing civil war,” says the synopsis) but will disturb anyone with eyes to see it. Our hero Salvador certainly sees it. He’s an ordinary peasant who wakes up one morning and goes to work on his land, only to come face-toface with the pile of corpses (the title translates as ‘All Your Dead Ones’). Salvador calls the cops, but it’s Election Day and no-one wants a scandal so the authorities stall for time, passing the buck and refusing to deal with the problem - and meanwhile the dead bodies stay in the ﬁeld, a grim reminder of hidden reality. “A crudely conceived bit of absurdist shockorama that lays on its allegorical messages with the subtlety of a pounding to the head,” wrote critic Robert Koehler in Variety, but at least that means you’ll still get those messages even if you don’t speak Spanish - and any world-cinema initiative deserves to be Picked, especially with better-known ﬁ lms (Vincere and Sin Nombre) coming up in the next two weeks in this slot. Vaya con dios, and hasta manana and all that sort of thing. In Spanish; made in 2011.
Elegy (LTV, 21.00) News arrives that 74-year-old writer Philip Roth has decided to retire (Nemesis will be his last novel) - and Roth’s bitter humour is much in evidence in this ﬁ ne drama (based on one of his books, The Dying Animal). Ben Kingsley is a middle-aged professor who gets involved with a student (Penelope Cruz) half his age; she loves him, and he can’t believe his luck - and becomes so convinced that she’s going to leave him that he subconsciously starts to make it happen, pushing her away with his bad behaviour. The second half goes in a different, less effective direction - but for about an hour it’s a ﬁ lm Philip Roth might be proud of. Made in 2008.
Cheri (Novacinema1, 22.00) Billed as a premiere on Nova, which is odd because it’s three years old - but maybe it fell through the cracks, despite starring the great Michelle Pfeiffer. Mich is now middle-aged, of course (51 when the ﬁ lm was made) and it’s not ungallant to say so, because age is a constant factor in this ﬁ ne period drama, based on a novel by Colette; our heroine’s a retired courtesan in ‘Belle Epoque’ Paris (the early 1900s) who’s asked by a fellow courtesan to take on her late-teenage son (Rupert Friend), whom Mich has known since childhood and always called ‘Cheri’. She and Cheri become lovers, despite the age difference, their relationship enduring for six years - at least till the young man’s mother forces him into a loveless marriage to the daughter of yet another courtesan. The two young people ﬁ nding kinship in their “orphaned” lives is one of many nice touches, cheap pathos is mostly avoided, and the very last lines narrated by the brisk and jaunty voice-over with a minimum of fuss - are quietly devastating. Made in 2009.
Phone Booth (Novacinema2, 22.00) Another good choice in the 10 p.m. slot - and another underrated ﬁ lm, actually a fast-moving B-movie with a killer premise. Colin Farrell is a slick, sleazy publicist who cheats and lies his way through life - but one day he’s walking down the street, and passes by a phone booth just as the phone starts ringing. “You hear a phone ring and it could be anybody. But a ringing phone has to be answered, doesn’t it?” notes The Caller (actually the voice of Kiefer Sutherland), who only has one thing to say to Colin: hang up the phone, and you’re dead! The mystery caller is a sniper, and he’s got his riﬂe trained on our hero, forcing him to stay on the phone until ... well, till he sorts his life out (“Who Do You Think You Are?” asks a sign in a shop window), or dies trying. Lots of fun - even now, when phone booths have mostly gone the way of the horse and cart. Made in 2003.
Phone Booth (Novacinema2, 22.00)
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Henry’s Crime (LTV, 13.45)
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7 PREVIOUS DAY’S SOLUTIONS
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17 HOW TO PLAY: Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1-9. There’s no maths involved, you solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic. With the ‘X’ sudoku, the shaded X must also contain the numbers 1-9.
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25 26 acceptable (3) 15 Sit astride broken ladder under the road! (8) 19 Language from GI Alec – dreadful (6)
20 Exclusive portion of icecream? (5) 22 A member’s current units (4) 23 Make good socks? (4)
Answers to crossword 2235
QUICK: Across – 1 Disarmament; 9 Other; 10 Caramel; 11 Elbowed; 13 Harem; 14 Tot; 15 Toyed; 16 Moo; 17 Cover; 19 Paprika; 21 Tigress; 23 Attic; 24 Enforcement. Down – 2 Inhibit; 3 Arrow; 4 Mac; 5 Marched; 6 Namur; 7 Domesticate; 8 Flamboyance; 12 Dry up; 15 Torpedo; 16 Moisten; 18 Vegan; 20 Psalm; 22 Sac.
CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Agoraphobia; 9 Stand; 10 Steamer; 11 Actress; 13 Thief; 14 Sad; 15 Pin-up; 16 Arm; 17 Nasty; 19 Ruction; 21 Trouble; 23 Aston; 24 Aftereffect. Down – 2 Grafted; 3 Ridge; 4 Pas; 5 Overtop; 6 Iambi; 7 Assassinate; 8 Drift-mining; 12 Sonar; 15 Payable; 16 Asiatic; 18 Scoff; 20 Chaff; 22 Exe.
2 Dam state? (10) 3 Boys go round with me being contented (8) 4 Lady, say, possibly about 56 (6) 5 Everyday record (5) 6 Dry letters (4) 7 Cut with a whip (4) 11 Uniform passed – just (4-6) 13 Port in merry England (3) 14 Sticky substance not wholly
1 Sticks around being complacent (4) 8 Murderess? (4-6) 9 Point to a portico (4) 10 Go beyond the mark (8) 12 Be a good man or a brutal one (5) 13 Dress trade journal? (3) 16 Throw one medal in during the dance (6) 17 Trip abroad in Greek capital (6) 18 The golfer has selfesteem (3) 21 Vehicle at last worth its weight in gold (5) 22 A theologian I caught, ’e’d been hooked (8) 24 She did nothing but reign (4) 25 Occasional magazine (10) 26 Man in a whirl (4)
1 Crustacean (4) 8 Meeting-place (10) 9 Gloomy dean (4) 10 Very large lady (8) 12 Underworld river (5) 13 Skill (3) 16 Mother superior (6) 17 Make holy (6) 18 Vital (3) 21 Be off! (5) 22 Grabbed (8) 24 Carry (4) 25 Dull (10) 26 Curtail (4)
2 Vegetable (6-4) 3 Brothers (8) 4 More irritable (6) 5 Bracing air (5) 6 Area (4) 7 Thames at Oxford (4) 11 Pedantic (10) 13 Inquire (3) 14 Your (3) 15 Appeased (8) 19 Very much (4,2) 20 Burn (5) 22 Ledge (4) 23 Roguish (4)
ARIES March 21 - April 20
LEO July 23 - August 22
SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21
Mercury rewinds into your ﬁnance zone today, indeed yes, where you now have the stern inﬂuence of Saturn. However, even if it feels like you are frustratingly retracing your steps, this can have an up-side, and often long standing problems can get sorted out under this inﬂuence. This may not be in exactly the way you had thought, but be positive.
Venus and the Sun get together in a semi-Sextile. If you have children, you might ﬁnd yourself doing something artistic or creative with them. This is a good aspect if you want to make someone welcome in your home, or do some baking. Yet with Mercury rewinding into Scorpio, do try to be clear minded around any family arrangements.
You might ﬁnd yourself feeling doubtful about something, more concerned than you would ordinarily feel. And yet reassurance can come from a friend with a gentle word or two. Fortunately, the longer the day goes on, and the more the Moon moves through your sign, the better you can feel. Try to be positive, and don’t let any issue fester.
TAURUS April 21 - May 21
VIRGO August 23 - September 23
CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20
If things have seemed different between you and someone in your world, perhaps it’s because there have been a lot of unspoken assumptions made. Once we move into this kind of territory, the air gets sucked out of situations and we build huge stories in our minds, often which bear no relevance to the facts. Someone needs to reach out here. Will it be you?
Your approach to a lot of issues is often eminently sensible. For example today, if you decide to have a treat, it’s probably going to be one you can afford, rather than something which is a budget buster and rather too extravagant. Yet some paperwork may require a second glance. If you are sending an important document, record the delivery.
Something may have seemed to have been fated recently. Fated not to have worked out as you hoped. And yet it may be hard to put your ﬁnger on exactly why this is. Subtle undercurrents may have seemed to have conspired against your hopes. This may lead you to think your best option now is to completely rethink things. Don’t be hung up on this if you do.
GEMINI May 22 - June 21
LIBRA September 24 - October 23
AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19
You might ﬁnd yourself resolving a long running saga, perhaps to do with a niggling health complaint. But when it comes to communications around your work, appointments, and the nitty gritty of life, attention to detail becomes absolutely essential. If you slip up, on something even seemingly trivial, someone else could seize on it with relish.
If you have found that someone is not really understanding the need to answer your messages or respond to your inquires, especially about a money matter, then do be persistent. Your natural diplomacy can, as ever, be a major asset, but you can wear down their resistance by also refusing to give up and be fobbed off. If so, good for you Libra.
One of your great skills is to use your natural instinct for frankness, in a fair, kindly way. And with Venus and the Sun co-operating today, there is a good chance you can do so with a deft touch. However, if you have any interface with an authority ﬁgure, big organisation or governmental department, expect the unexpected Aquarius.
CANCER June 22 - July 22
SCORPIO October 24 - November 22
PISCES February 20 - March 20
Today the Moon gets practical for you, but bounces its energies off Uranus as it does, so remain open-minded about all matters professional. Like much of the last couple of years, the more ﬂexible you are, the better. Also, look for new approaches to family or domestic issues. You could have a brainwave which makes your life easier and more efﬁcient.
Look out for a message or gesture today. Someone might be quite subtle about the way that they express this, but they are likely to be sincere. Then again, you might ﬁnd that someone’s support can come about through a recommendation made on your behalf. Generally, you can be more attuned to the sincerest people in your world.
Over the next twelve days it is going to be crucial to be very mindful of any information that is going to and fro, and in particular, if it is around contracts, agreements, sales information and pricing. Travel plans and posting parcels for Christmas, will also require you to stay eagle eyed. Do all you can to minimise the potential for glitches.
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Sport IN BRIEF Scotland upbeat despite defeat McIlroy piles Players optimistic of repeating 2010 win over the Springboks despite thrashing by All Blacks By Matt McGeehan SCOTLAND’S players are optimistic of repeating their 2010 victory over South Africa in Saturday’s EMC Test at Murrayﬁeld. The belief comes from scoring three tries in a 5122 loss to world champions New Zealand on Sunday and a 21-17 win on the Springboks’ most recent trip to Edinburgh, when Andy Robinson’s men responded from a 49-3 defeat to the All Blacks two years’ ago. Victory over South Africa, plus a win over Tonga on November 24, is required if Scotland are to return to the world’s top eight and avoid a poor seeding at the December 3 draw for the 2015 World Cup. Flanker Alasdair Strokosch said: “We’ve bounced back from this before and we will do it again. We will come back stronger; there’s a lot we can take from it. “We’ve beaten both teams (South Africa and Tonga) before and I’m sure we will do again.” Scotland’s loss to the All Blacks was effectively sealed by three converted tries in a 10-minute ﬁrst-half blitz. Scrum-half Mike Blair said: “We beat South Africa the last time we played them, but we’re still very aware how strong they are. “I think it will be very im-
portant against them that we don’t give them that 10minute period that we gave New Zealand. “We did a lot of very good stuff, but ultimately when you give a team three tries in 10 minutes there’s only going to be one result.” Scotland will be forced into at least one change for the Springboks Test after openside ﬂanker Ross Rennie suffered a dislocated shoulder against the All Blacks. David Denton replaced Rennie and although he is primarily a number eight or blindside ﬂanker, could start if Robinson opts against selecting a specialist openside against the giant Springbok pack. Glasgow duo John Barclay and the uncapped Chris Fusaro would come into contention for that role. There were soft tissue injuries for props Geoff Cross (ribs) and Ryan Grant (back), replacement hooker Scott Lawson (shoulder), lock Jim Hamilton (dead leg), centres Matt Scott (shoulder) and Nick De Luca (calf) and wing Tim Visser (ﬂank). Cross was the only specialist tighthead in the squad against New Zealand Test and his performance is likely to be enough to retain his place, despite Euan Murray being available again after his Sunday absence.
up more honours
The Scots struggled to contain world champions New Zealand on Sunday, losing 51-22
South Africa expect better from bowlers after draw By Nick Mulvenney
Despite having the world’s top-ranked bowler in Dale Steyn, South Africa’s attack was put to the sword by Australia
SOUTH Africa captain Graeme Smith expects his celebrated bowling attack to raise their game in the second Test against Australia after his batsmen were forced to scrap for a draw in the opener yesterday. Much of the talk before the three-Test series was about the threat posed to Australia by Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander, the top two bowlers in the world rankings, as well as Morne Morkel, who is also in the top 10. They were put to the sword by Australia’s batsmen on a ﬂat wicket at the Gabba, however, with Ed Cowan and Mike Hussey both scoring centuries and skipper Michael Clarke plundering 259 not out. Smith was not prepared to concede the momentum had shifted to the home side ahead of the second Test inAdelaide but said he did expect better from his pace attack.
“I think we just didn’t hit our straps with the ball. Four hundred and ﬁfty was a good total, winning the toss and batting,” he told reporters. “It was a little bit damp on the ﬁrst two batting days, then it dried out nicely and certainly Michael and Cowan transferred that pressure onto us and we could have responded a little bit better. “But I’ll expect our bowlers to do better in the future.” Smith said the loss of the second day to rain when South Africa had not helped, and neither had losing JP Duminy and his occasional spin when the all rounder ruptured his Achilles in a training session after the close on the opening day. “I just don’t think we backed up well enough,” he said. “We had periods when we were good, then lost our way a little bit. Didn’t really bowl well in partnerships to create enough pressure on Australia’s batting. Certainly on day four.
“All in all, I cannot complain about our bowlers. The majority of the time they rock up and they perform extremely well. Hopefully that will happen in Adelaide again.” Smith was less than impressed with the 23 no balls bowled in the match by the South Africans, one of which cost them the wicket of Cowan early in his innings. “No balls played a big role in the game. Probably the highest scorer in the game,” he said. “From our perspective, it’s not acceptable and the guys know that. There’s a good personal responsibility there and it’s something that needs to be improved upon. “Certainly, potentially 70-4 overnight on day three and there was a great opportunity for us. We took that into our bowling the next day and just sort of meandered along.” The second Test at the Adelaide Oval begins on November 22.
WORLD number one Rory McIlroy added further accolades to his already bulging resume when he was named winner of the PGA of America Player of the Year award and the Vardon Trophy. The 23-year-old Northern Irishman, who clinched his second major title with a record eight-shot victory at the PGA Championship in August, was always likely to land both honours after triumphing a season-high four times on the 2012 PGA Tour. McIlroy followed in the footsteps of his Ryder Cup team mate Luke Donald when he became the second player to win the money list titles in both Europe and the United States. He is also a heavy favourite to become the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year, which is voted upon by tour members and scheduled to be announced early next month. McIlroy comfortably held off the challenge of Americans Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Brandt Snedeker and Matt Kuchar to claim PGA of America Player of the Year honours. He ﬁnished with 100 points while Woods ended up with 66, Masters champion Watson and Dufner each totalled 50, Snedeker earned 36 and Kuchar 34.
D’Antoni new Lakers coach The Los Angeles Lakers, in a surprise move, have named former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni to replace ﬁred coach Mike Brown, the NBA team said. Many had expected Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson, the 11-time NBA championship winner, to come out of retirement to lead the Lakers for a third time. D’Antoni, 61, agreed to the Lakers’ job after negotiations to bring back Jackson broke down, the Los Angeles Times reported. D’Antoni, who coached at New York last season, signed a multi-year contract, according to the Lakers’ website. He had a 388-339 record at Denver, Phoenix and New York. All-Stars Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash both expressed support for the idea of playing for D’Antoni, who was Nash’s coach in Phoenix.
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Sport Cyprus ready for Finland challenge
Falcao test for Brazil, marathons for Spain, Portugal
By Nemanja Bjedov
Striking superstars to come face-to-face By Brian Homewood NEYMAR and Radamel Falcao, two of the world’s most proliﬁc and sought-after strikers, come face-to-face when Brazil meet Colombia in the most enticing of around 50 friendly internationals being played today. Spain and Portugal both face marathon trips with the world and European champions travelling to Panama and their Iberian neighbours lured to oil-rich Gabon where Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence is awaited with feverish excitement. There are high-proﬁle games between familiar European rivals, and more exotic encounters such as the clash between Albania and Cameroon in Geneva. Only a few years ago, Cameroon would have been favoured opponents for many of the world’s top sides. But, beset by internal bickering, their fortunes have taken a dramatic turn for the worse which culminated with elimination from the African Nations Cup at the hands of tiny Cape Verde. In other games, Franco Di Santo could make his international debut as Argentina, including Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero but missing out-of-favour Carlos Tevez, visit Saudi Arabia. Brazil’s meeting with Colombia at the Metlife stadium in New Jersey brings two together two sides who have reaping the rewards of a more
positive, attacking approach in the last few months. Brazil’s search for their ideal team and a playing style which better suits their tradition appears to be bearing fruit for coach Mano Menezes, who has been greatly helped by the return of Kaka following a two-year absence from international football. They scored 10 goals in two games against Iraq and Japan last month as the OscarKaka combination in midﬁeld and the exuberant skills of Neymar in attack proved irresistible for their opponents. The 2014 World Cup hosts and ﬁve-time winners have won their last six games and face by far their sternest test since they lost 4-3 to Argentina in June, their last defeat. Colombia, a team struggling to ﬁnd their footballing identity ever since their 1994 World Cup ﬁasco, have come back to life under the leadership of Argentina’s 2006 World Cup coach Jose Pekerman. They have won six out of seven matches under the former taxi driver including a 4-0 win at home to Uruguay and 3-1 win in Chile, putting them ﬁrmly on course for their ﬁrst World Cup appearance in 1998. The meeting of Santos forward Neymar, who has scored 16 goals in 25 internationals, and Atletico Madrid’s Falcao, both on the radars of Europe’s top sides, has added extra spice to the encounter. “Colombia have had a great qualifying campaign and will be a good test for us to know
where we are now,” said Menezes. “They have a touch of Argentina about them. They had a lot of quality before but they now they are showing far greater tactical development.” Spain, who have made a habit of visiting far-ﬂung excolonies recently, follow up trips to Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica with their game in Panama. It will not be a walkover for Spain against opponents who have reached the ﬁnal stage of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying competition and whose coach Julio Cesar Dely Valdes spent part of his playing career at Real Oviedo and Malaga. “The trip to Panama is part of a commitment by our country with other Spanishspeaking nations and, in sporting terms, allows us to prepare for upcoming matches,” said coach Vicente del Bosque. Portugal can expect a festive reception in Gabon where President Ali Bongo, a fervent football fan, is almost certain to be among the crowd. His government has spent lavishly on football projects, allowing the country co-hosted this year’s African Nations Cup and played at home to Brazil one year ago. Gabon’s Portuguese coach Paulo Duarte, known as the African Mourinho, became famous for his post-match rants during a previous spell with Burkina Faso, usually aimed at his own directors.
Showdown: Colombia’s Radamel Falcao (top) and Brazil’s Neymar are two of the world’s most proliﬁc and sought-after strikers
Capello to try out new players By Gennady Fyodorov
The former England manager is now coaching Russia
RUSSIA coach Fabio Capello thinks today’s friendly against the United States in the southern city of Krasnodar will be a good chance to test new players in the national team before a long winter break. Capello could give international debuts to several newcomers, including Real Madrid’s Denis Cheryshev after including the 21-yearold left winger in his 26-man squad. Cheryshev, whose father Dmitry made 10 appearances for the Russian national team in the mid-1990s, plays for Real’s B team Castilla and has yet to feature for Jose Mourinho’s side. Capello could also try out Kuban Krasnodar keeper Alexander Belenov, Lokomotiv Moscow midﬁeld duo Maxim Grigoryev and Magomed Ozdoyev as well as promising Anzhi Makhachkala striker Fyodor Smolov. The above quartet, except the 26-year-old Belenov, have been instrumental in leading Russia’s under-21 side into the Euro 2013 ﬁnals for the ﬁrst time since 1998. Belenov will have a second chance to prove his worth at a high level after failing to establish himself at Spartak Moscow following a
move from second division Salyut Belgorod in 2010. Capello, who succeeded Dutchman Dick Advocaat as Russia boss following a poor showing at Euro 2012, has vowed to blood new players into an ageing team after his predecessor was heavily criticised for relying on the old guard too much. The Italian was quick to follow on his promise by dropping several experienced players, including former Tottenham Hotspur striker Roman Pavlyuchenko and ex-Chelsea winger Yuri Zhirkov. Former national team skipper Andrei Arshavin was also left out because the Arsenal forward has seen little action for his London club this season. Russia have made a ﬂying start in their World Cup qualifying campaign under Capello, winning all four of their group matches to rise this month to ninth - their best position in FIFA’s world rankings in more than three years. “I didn’t want to use too many new players during important (World Cup qualiﬁers). It would be too risky,” the former England manager was quoted as saying by Russian media. The match will be the ﬁrst between the two former Cold War adversaries since a 2000 friendly in Moscow, won by Russia 2-0.
THE Cyprus national football team host Finland in their last friendly international of the year this evening at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia at 7pm. “The national side don’t play a lot of matches each year so for that reason every single match, including this one, is very important,” said coach Nikos Nioplias. “Finland are a very strong side and it will be a good test for us. What is important is that I will have an opportunity to make changes to the regular squad as I have many young players at my disposal. I will give them a chance to show what they can do as we must work on bringing our many quality younger players into the squad,” he added. The Finns arrived in Cyprus with a squad of 21 players of which only two play in their native country. The squad also includes Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Alexander Ring who recently visited Cyprus when his club played against AEL in the Europa League as well as highproﬁle midﬁelder Roman Eremenko of Russia’s Rubin Kazan. “I am very happy with the fact that we have managed to send some of our players to play abroad, because I believe that is a sign of progression,” concluded Nioplias referring to Sinisa Dobrasinovic who is currently playing for Zhetysu in Azerbaijan and Elias Charalambous of Romanian outﬁt Sporting Club Vaslui. “When you play for your national team there are no friendly matches. At this level, every match is of extreme importance and we always want to win,” said Charalambous. Nioplias called up two debutants in APOEL defender Marios Antoniadis and 19-year-old striker Pieros Sotiriou of Olympiakos Nicosia, for the Finland clash. The experienced Greek coach picked three goalkeepers in Antonis Georgallides, Anastasios Kissas and Christos Mastrou in the squad, while in defence, as well as Charalambous and Antoniadis, Nioplias opted for Dosa Junior, Stelios Parpas, Angelis Charalambous, Jason Demetriou and Valentinos Sielis. APOEL duo Efstathios Aloneftis and Athos Solomou are the midﬁelders together with Giorgos Vasiliou, Georgios Efrem, Dobrasinovic, Kostakis Artymatas, Vincent Laban, Marios Nicolaou and Christos Marangos. Omonia’s Demetris Christoﬁ will lead the attack alongside Pieros Sotiriou. Constantinos Charalambides and Kyriakos Pavlou were also called up by Nioplias but they were later ruled out due to injuries.
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Italy-France showdown has special taste, says Buffon Azzurri captain: game is like a derby
By Rory Dollard
By Terry Dakey ANY game between Italy and France has a “special taste”, Azzurri captain Gianluigi Buffon said of tonight’s international friendly to be played at the Ennio Tardini Stadium in Parma. “France remain a strong nation in European football, one that is always capable of playing at a high level,” Buffon told French daily Le Parisien. “Playing against France is like playing a derby.” Beaten Euro 2012 ﬁnalists Italy, despite successive World Cup qualifying wins over Malta, Armenia and Denmark, have impressed only in patches. Cesare Prandelli’s side will be missing hot-headed midﬁelder Daniele De Rossi who has been left out after he punched Stefano Mauri during Sunday’s Rome derby. Juventus’s Emanuele Giaccherini will likely take De Rossi’s place and play alongside club team mates Claudio Marchisio and Andrea Pirlo and AC Milan’s Riccardo Montolivo. Prandelli has a wealth of
Northern Ireland look for support from their ‘12th man’
Gianluigi Buffon’s Italy side - runners up at Euro 2012 - have impressed only in patches recently options up front, with local media reports suggesting that Serie A’s joint top scorer Stephan El Shaarawy of AC Milan is favourite to start in attack alongside Mario Balotelli. AS Roma forward Pablo Osvaldo will miss the match after limping out of training on Monday with an ankle injury. France will hope to continue the momentum from a ﬁne second-half display that
saw Olivier Giroud score deep into stoppage time to secure a 1-1 draw with world and European champions Spain in a World Cup qualiﬁer last month. “As I have told the players, we’re neither better nor worse than before the Spain game. We can’t say that we’re at the same level than the European champions or the Euro runners up (Italy),” said coach Didier Deschamps.
Deschamps has recalled playmaker Yoann Gourcuff after he was left out of the Euro 2012 squad by then coach Laurent Blanc. “He is an inventive player and I do not need to tell you about his technical skills. He is able to make the others play well,” the coach said. “He has been enjoying a nice time with Lyon and I wanted to see him in this group before the important matches scheduled next year.”
Fullbacks Christophe Jallet and Gael Clichy have pulled out injured, with Deschamps calling up Lyon’s Anthony Reveillere and the uncapped Benoit Tremoulinas of Bordeaux. Italy were due to play Luxembourg in Parma in May but the game was cancelled after the Emilia-Romagna region was hit by earthquakes which caused massive damage to the north of central Italy.
Injuries hit Germans and Dutch ahead of big clash By Theo Ruizenaar
Over to you: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (left) is likely to replace the injured Robin van Persie
TONIGHT’S friendly match between heavyweights Netherlands and Germany in Amsterdam risks running out of strikers and ﬂair after a growing injury list has ruled out big names on either team. The hosts, who lost to Germany in a friendly 3-0 last year and were again beaten by their eastern neighbours 2-1 in the Euro 2012 group stage, will be lacking the ﬁrepower of forward Robin van Persie and the creativity of playmaker Wesley Sneijder. Their opponents are missing nine players including Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mesut Ozil and top scorer Miroslav Klose. While it is a friendly game, any encounter between the bitter footballing rivals is all but a dull affair with both sides desperate for victory and tempers often ﬂaring on the pitch. The two sides form one of the world’s biggest rivalries and they have met on every level of international competition including the 1974
World Cup ﬁnal “Obviously it is not ideal when there are such problems,” said Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff in Amsterdam. “But this match is an important test and an opportunity for coaches to check out players. Despite all the absences this game can still be played well.” Van Persie played for the full 90 minutes in Manchester United’s 3-2 win at Aston Villa on Saturday, setting up Javier Hernandez’s 87th minute winner with an inswinging free-kick but pulled out on Monday with a thigh complaint. The scorer of 31 goals in 71 internationals is likely to be replaced by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who has himself scored 34 goals in 59 matches for the Dutch. Dutch coach Louis van Gaal will also be without Sneijder, still recovering from a thigh injury. He has not played for Inter Milan since the end of September. Van Gaal, however, can at least draw on the form of VfL Wolfsburg’s Bas Dost in at-
tack, who after a rocky start to his ﬁrst Bundesliga season has scored four goals. Germany coach Joachim Loew has a similar headache after Real Madrid playmaker Ozil, and Germany’s top scorer - and only forward in this squad - Miroslav Klose pulling out injured and ill respectively on Monday. Loew has a total of nine absences, including defenders Marcel Schmelzer, Jerome Boateng and Holger Badstuber, forcing him to rejig his squad. He called up several youngsters on Sunday and Monday with Sven Bender, rookie Sebastian Jung and Lewis Holtby joining the group. The game was supposed to be the last opportunity this year to make German fans forget their 4-4 World Cup qualifying draw against Sweden in Berlin last month, after leading 4-0. Loew himself has been under mounting scrutiny since his team fell to Italy in the Euro 2012 semi-ﬁnals, prompting criticism he was not tough enough with his players.
CHRIS Brunt has called for Northern Ireland to bring the good times back to Windsor Park. The national side have not won in their last ﬁve matches on home soil, with former manager Nigel Worthington losing his last two games in Belfast and successor Michael O’Neill presiding over two draws and a defeat to date. That sequence is a far cry from the days when the likes of England and Spain were both defeated, but West Brom captain Brunt is desperate to see a return. A morale-boosting 1-1 draw in Portugal last month lifted the mood around the side, who now have an inviting chance to follow up with a home victory over Azerbaijan in their World Cup qualifying clash tonight. Brunt, who has at times been on the wrong end of terrace criticism, accepts that bringing an improved atmosphere to Windsor Park is essential if that is to be achieved. “The nights when we have had good results at Windsor the fans have been our 12th man, as they say,” he said. “The last few home games maybe haven’t been like that, maybe because we haven’t provided the results. “It’s just about trying to win the game. You don’t have to play well every time to win the game, but keeping the fans on board is a big part of it as well. “It’s up to us to give them something to get behind us with instead of the Luxembourg game last time out where we started well and then it sort of died. You can hear the frustration from the stands and then the lads get frustrated as well. “We are a small country with a small pool of players, but at the same time the games we have done poorly in have been against other small nations. “We got a decent result against Portugal, but we are not going to be 2-0 up after 15 minutes against Azerbaijan. We don’t necessarily have to play well, but we want to win.” As a Barclays Premier League regular, and a proven match winner for the Baggies, Brunt has long been seen as crucial to Northern Ireland’s prospects. Yet he has underperformed at times and his tally of just one international goal in 39 caps is a clear disappointment. Brunt was injured for the redemptive trip to Portugal and saw the likes of Niall McGinn, Oliver Norwood and Corry Evans put in their best performances to date in midﬁeld.
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Italy-France showdown has special taste, says Buffon 31
Gerrard to join elite with 100 cap milestone England depleted for Sweden friendly By Philip O’Connor
Novak’s roar: Djokovic went wild after clinching victory in the season-ending showpiece
Djokovic dedicates his London win to ill father By Martyn Herman NOVAK Djokovic said his ailing father’s struggle with serious illness had inspired him to beat Roger Federer in a thrilling climax to the ATP World Tour Finals late on Monday night . Srdjan Djokovic was absent from his normal courtside position as his son beat Federer 7-6 7-5 at the O2 Arena and cemented his place as the world’s best player. He was not out of mind, however, and Djokovic was quick to pay tribute to his father after his gritty victory over world number two Federer, winner of the title for the past two years. “It’s been a very long year, a very long two years, but very successful two years,” ﬁve-time grand slam champion Djokovic, who ended a second consecutive season as world number one having won a career best 75 matches, told reporters. “I didn’t really know how I would follow up after my incredible 2011, but I believed that I have to use the time where I’m playing the best tennis of my life. “It was a fantastic year, where I’ve had to face a lot of difﬁculties off the court as well. Especially coming into this tournament, having my father ﬁghting his own ﬁght for health gave me extra strength that I wanted to play for him in a way. “That’s one of the reasons I really gave it all every match, especially tonight. This was a title for him.” Djokovic’s father has been seriously ill with a respiratory problem and Djokovic has spent hours on the phone over the past eight days monitoring his progress. It makes his achievement of marching to the title undefeated, having won all his round-robin matches, including one against U.S. Open champion Andy Murray, even more impressive.
“I actually feel even more satisﬁed right now than last year, even though I had an incredible 2011,” the 25-year-old, who won three of the four majors last year after starting the season with a 43-match winning streak, said. “I feel this year, considering the circumstances that I had to face on and off the court, expectations, all these things, I believe that this year has been even more successful for me.” Djokovic battled back from 3-0 down in the ﬁrst set and 5-3 in the second to claim his ﬁrst year-end title since 2008 in Shanghai, and with it the $1.76m jackpot for remaining unbeaten. “I was playing really great tennis throughout the whole week,” Djokovic said of his run in London, where he had never previously made the ﬁnal. “The ﬁrst match, you know, still feeling a little bit rusty on the court. But I won against Andy (Murray). “That was a big conﬁdence booster for me. You know, every match after that I felt like I played really very close to the top of my game. “Against Roger, whenever I needed to, to come up with some really good shots, really focus myself and get every ball back in the court, I’ve done that. I cannot be more thrilled.” For 31-year-old Federer, who claimed his seventh Wimbledon title this year and temporarily dislodged Djokovic from the No.1 spot to break Pete Sampras’ record of 286 weeks at the top of the rankings, there was frustration but few regrets. “You have to get over the ﬁnish line in the set and then obviously in the match,” Federer, who also reached the Olympic singles ﬁnal where he was beaten by Murray, told reporters. “He was better at that. “It was great intensity, a good crowd. So it was fun playing. I think it’s been a fantastic season to be part of.”
NGLAND captain Steven Gerrard has been passed ﬁt for tonight’s friendly against Sweden after a scan on his knee and is set to become the sixth Englishman to win 100 caps. Gerrard took a knock during Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday but the English Football Association said the midﬁelder would travel. “Steven Gerrard has been cleared to travel with the England squad to Sweden having undergone a precautionary scan on Monday afternoon,” the FA said on their website (www.thefa. com). The news will come as a relief to manager Roy Hodgson, whose squad has been depleted by the withdrawals of ﬁve players including Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott. Gerrard’s 17-year-old Liverpool team mate Raheem Sterling could win his ﬁrst cap, as could Everton’s Leon Osman, 31. Osman, who played for England as a schoolboy, was a surprise inclusion in the squad, but told reporters while he was looking forward to winning his ﬁrst cap he was delighted his old rival Gerrard was about to join the century club. The only other men to play 100 times for England are Peter Shilton (125), David Beckham (115), Bobby Moore (108), Bobby Charlton (106) and Billy Wright (105). England ended a 43-year jinx, one of the longest in international football, when they beat Sweden 1-0 in a friendly at Wembley a year ago before following that up with a thrilling 3-2 win at Euro 2012. Sweden though are often a hard nut to crack as Germany found a month ago when Erik Hamren’s team came back from 4-0 down to draw 4-4 in a World Cup qualiﬁer in Berlin. Seemingly dead and buried, Sweden replied with goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mikael Lustig, Johan Elmander and Rasmus Elm in stoppage time to force an incredible draw. Hamren has called up Malmo duo Pontus Jansson and Jiloan Hamad to give the
Still going strong: captain Steven Gerrard is set to become only the sixth player to represent The Three Lions 100 times Swedish squad a youthful look. “I see quality, I see attitude, I see the future,” Hamren said as he announced his squad, adding that his side lacked experience. “It’s a bit messy here at the moment. We have a few injuries and those that play in Europe aren’t getting much playing time.” For all the tussles between England and Sweden over the years, few nations share such mutual respect.
HIGH ESTEEM England manager Roy Hodgson is still held in high esteem in Sweden where he had spells coaching Halmstad, Oddevold, Orebro and most successfully Malmo where a section of the ground is still known as ‘Roy’s corner’. Together with fellow Englishman Bob Houghton they helped transform the Swedish game in the late 1970s and early to mid-1980s, ushering in a period of unprecedented success for Swedish clubs. With almost blanket cov-
erage of England’s Premier League on Swedish television, supporters travel in their droves to English cities to watch Premier League clubs in action. With so many Swedes playing in England in recent years, the games almost have a derby feel to them. Apart from a penalty shootout defeat to Italy in the Euros, Hodgson is unbeaten in his opening 11 matches with England and, like Hamren, is also developing his side with an eye on the World Cup in under two years time. Calling in some young inexperienced players like Raheem and 20-year-old Wilfried Zaha of Championship leaders Crystal Palace proves he is prepared to give youth their chance, making for what could be a highly entertaining match.