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A hero’s welcome for Olympic champ Fans flood airport as Kontides returns home with silver medal from Games By Elias Hazou


YPRUS’ first-ever Olympic medal winner Pavlos Kontides was treated to a hero’s welcome at Larnaca airport yesterday, as his hometown of Limassol prepared to party well into the night. Kontides’ flight arrived with about a half-hour’s delay, which only served to work the waiting crowd into a frenzy. The airport terminal was flooded with fans, honking horns and holding up banners reading: “Thank you Pavlos.” Fire engines sprayed a water arc on the runway close to the bay where Kontides’ plane docked. A similar honour was bestowed on the Anorthosis football club in 2005 after they eliminated Turkey’s Trabzonspor in the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds, and to tennis star Marcos Baghdatis for progressing to the Australian Open final in 2006. The crowd broke out in chants once a slightly weary but beaming Kontides finally walked out into the passenger terminal. “I feel very proud and emotional right now,” Kontides said in his first comments to television news crews broad-

casting the welcoming live. “I cannot put these feelings into words. I’d like to dedicate this medal to my family, my girlfriend, my coaches – the folks who believed in me all along and supported me,” he said, promising yet more success in the future. Kontides was greeted at the airport by Education Minister George Demosthenous and Larnaca mayor Andreas Louroutziatis, who handed him a commemorative plaque. Donning an Olympic wreath on his head and proudly holding his silver medal in his hand, Kontides then waded through the crowd and boarded a bus headed for Limassol. Kontides and his entourage were expected at the Limassol Nautical Club for an initial welcoming and party. “From what I hear, there are going to be souvles (barbecue) until the morning hours,” his coach said. A public welcome has been arranged for 6.30pm today at the Enaerios area in Limassol, where Kontides will be receiving various accolades from local sporting bodies. Kontides’ Limassol Nautical Club is also expected to put on a sailing demonstration


Pavlos Kontides, who won the silver medal for Cyprus in the men’s laser at the London Olympics, is mobbed by well wishers at Larnaca airport after arriving home last night (Christos Theodorides)

Cow goes to new heights to flee amorous bull’s advances A COW which was not in the mood ambled to the top storey of a Siberian apartment building to escape a bull which was, and had to be led back down by firefighters, authorities said. The cow was discovered bellowing on the top of a stairwell in the five-storey building in the village of Lesogorsk last month, with the probable cause of the cow’s distress an amorous bull at

the bottom. “The bull was very loving and had paid excessive attention to the cow during the summer grazing,” the Irkutsk regional branch of Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry said in a statement. “Trying to escape from him, the cow ran into the building and climbed up to the fifth storey,” it said. It took firefighters about three minutes

to get the cow downstairs by roping its horns and pulling, according to the statement. “When we arrived there were dozens of people outside the building. There were members of the local administration, police and many bystanders,” it quoted fire station shift chief Yevgeny Smirnov as saying. “In principle, they could have done without us.”

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CB boss calls for realism


Demetriades says no let-up on recession until 2014 30


By Elias Hazou


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TODAY: Mainly hot and sunny, with a chance of afternoon showers over the mountains. Temperatures will reach 39C inland, 36C in the south and east, 34C in the west and 30C over higher ground OUTLOOK: Temeratures are set to drop slightly over the weekend YESTERDAY:

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THE ECONOMY is not likely to come out of recession anytime before 2014, but the coming sacrifices resulting from an EU bailout will ultimately benefit the island, Central Bank Governor Panicos Demetriades said last night. He warned of painful measures such as negative effects on people’s income and also spoke of the importance of being realistic given what the economy is facing. “With the aid of the financial support mechanism, and through the consolidation of the banking system and of public finances, I believe we will see light at the end of the tunnel,” the Central Bank chief said yesterday in an ex-

clusive televised interview with the state broadcaster CyBC. “We do not expect the economy to come out of recession in 2013. But the foundations will be laid so that we can create a healthy economy for the medium-term,” Demetriades said. He went on to acknowledge that people’s income would be negatively impacted as a result of necessary cutbacks. “Some of the measures will undoubtedly be painful, but we can look at this as an investment for the future,” he said, adding: “It’s important to be realistic.” Cyprus, with a runaway deficit, requested financial aid from the EU on June 25; since then, officials from the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and

the European Central Bank - known as the ‘troika’ - have twice visited the island. The troika has stressed the need for the government to slash the expensive state payroll – proportionately the highest in the eurozone – and introduce structural reforms. Demetriades said a memorandum laying out the terms of the loan would be signed with the troika most likely by the end of next month. The loan interest would be “quite low”, but on the flipside the repayment period would be relatively short although Cyprus expects to be granted a certain grace period, Demetriades said. The top banker forecast that new capital would eventually start flowing to the island’s banks - starved for cash and

in heavy need of recapitalisation. This was key, he said, because economic recovery would come about from the private sector and its access to liquidity – rather than from the state pumping money into the economy. Ever since the application for EU assistance was filed in June, the government has been at pains to blame the banks for the development, while Demetriades has announced there would be a thorough investigation into their loan portfolios and investments. Meanwhile an investigation into whether banks may have misled investors into buying high-yield securities should be completed by late September, he said.

Kontides is honoured at homecoming (continued from front page) during the festivities. This morning, the athlete will be honoured with the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Cyprus. He will be presented with the distinction in a ceremony with his family and President Demetris Christofias at the presidential palace. Kontides won Cyprus’ first medal at an Olympics when he took the silver Monday in sailing’s Laser class in Weymouth, England. Currently ranked 11th in the world, Kontides gave up his university studies for two years, and suffered through a number of injuries during his training. Cyprus started taking part in the modern-day Olympics at the 1980 Moscow Games. Kontides said on the Cyprus Sailing Federation website that he was inspired by his father, himself a Cypriot sailing champion and former federation chief, to take up the sport at age 9. His coach said yesterday that Kontides has potentially three more Olympic Games in him provided he stays fit.

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By Elias Hazou CHEESE-MAKERS yesterday sought to assure consumers that no severe milk shortages would arise as a result of a recent intervention in the market by the competition watchdog. Earlier this week milk suppliers warned of impending shortages after the Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC) had ordered the Pancyprian Cattle Farmers’ Organisation (POA) to supply Pittas Dairies with 65 tonnes of cow milk per day. The cattle farmers say they have no choice but to comply with the order. But the quota imposed on them for supplying Pittas means they must reduce supplies to other dairy product companies, they claim. But in a written statement yesterday, the Cyprus Cheese-Makers Associa-

tion said no milk shortages would arise provided pasteurisers collaborated to ensure a smooth supply to the domestic consumer market. The association said this would be achieved by temporarily diverting some of the milk quantities intended for cheese-making to pasteurisation. It’s understood that, either way, August is traditionally a slow month for cheese-making and that cheese-makers operate at below capacity during this period. However, the cheese-makers said the fact they would be receiving smaller quantities of milk would impact their export business. It said that in recent days the reduction in milk quantities has reached 40 per cent in some cases. The competition watchdog counters that there should be enough milk to go around, accusing POA – which represents about 90 per cent of milk production on

the island – of deliberately manufacturing a crisis. Meanwhile cattle farmers threw another spanner in the works yesterday, announcing that the price of milk is set to shoot up within the next few days. “Raising the price of milk is our only salvation,” said POA chairman Savvas Evangelou. The rising prices of animal feed left them no choice, he explained. Evangelou blamed the government for not allocating farmers all the subsidies they are demanding. Reacting to the news, the Cyprus Consumers and Quality of Life Association called on the competition watchdog to intervene to stop the price of milk from going up. Head of the association Loukas Aristodemou said it was unacceptable that fresh milk here costs three times as much as it does in Germany.

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Home Fire ravages state forest

Sarris resigns after pressure from CB chief

A MASSIVE blaze raged into the night yesterday in a state forest in the Nicosia district, with firefighters on standby to ensure the flames did not reach inhabited areas. The fire broke out in the ‘Aderfi’ state forest around 3.30pm, incinerating more than one square kilometer, according to Forestry officials. More than 20 firefighting vehicles and 100 men were deployed in a combined effort by the Forestry Department, the Fire Department and Civil Defence. Two firefighting planes and two choppers joined the efforts but had to stop operating at dusk. One firefighter was treated for respiratory problems; no injuries were reported. Senior Forestry officer Alekos Katalanos said tractors and bulldozers would be working through the night, moving earth to cut off the flames where possible. The nearest villages are Ayios Epifanios, Askas and Palechori. Inhabited areas were not at risk at the time, Katalanos said.

‘I am only sorry this... would not allow me to continue to provide my services to our country’ By George Psyllides

Electricity prices to drop again WITH the high temperatures still gripping the island, consumers will breathe a sigh of relief at their electricity expenses – at least for the next month or so. The Electricity Authority (EAC) adjusts its fuel cost formula – the major component of electric bills - every month. Due to dropping fuel prices worldwide, the formula is now to be adjusted 2.8 per cent downwards. This will apply to monthly bills starting from July 1, and to bi-monthly bills starting August 1. The EAC is obligated by law to automatically adjust its fuel cost formula. The resulting 2.8 per cent reduction in fuel cost, combined with the recent decrease of the Mari surcharge, should together generate savings of around 4 per cent on the consumer end for the period in question, the EAC said.

Michalis Sarris: governor’s desire that he should depart

MICHALIS Sarris, chairman of troubled statecontrolled Popular Bank resigned his post yesterday following pressure from the Central Bank. Sarris was replaced by board member Andreas Phillipou, who had spent years in banking supervision at the Central Bank. In a written statement issued after the board meeting, Sarris said he resigned at the behest of the Central Bank but did not wish to comment further. “Recently, the Central Bank Governor verbally expressed his desire that I depart, noting that this was also the position of the government,” Sarris said. “Since this is the wish of the regulator and main shareholder of the bank … then certainly I will respect it. I believe that this is not the right moment for further comments.” Sarris was appointed in early 2012 to oversee the bank’s recapitalisation drive – a difficult task after the heavy losses suffered by the bank due to its huge exposure to Greek debt.

Sarris said he had assumed the post “at a difficult time for the bank” following an invitation from the shareholders and the inducement of the authorities. “I am only sorry that this development would not allow me to continue to provide my services to our country from this position during a difficult period for our future, which was the only reason I accepted this position,” Sarris said. Popular’s failure to come up with the necessary capital forced the lender to seek state assistance in late June. Cyprus, which has been shut out of international capital markets for more than a year, had to seek a bailout to meet its €1.8 billion obligation to the bank. Sarris’ departure had been rumoured for some time, mainly because of his frequent comments on fiscal slippage being partly to blame for Cyprus’ present predicament. Sarris had served as finance minister under the previous administration, successfully ushering the island into the eurozone. His name had been mooted

in August last year to replace Charilaos Stavrakis, but his demand to have free reign over the economy apparently did not sit well with the administration. He was also close with former Central Bank Governor Athanasios Orphanides, whose term was not renewed when it expired in early May. Orphanides has accused authorities of fiscal profligacy, which he blamed for Cyprus’ economic troubles, saying problems could have been averted had the state heeded his warnings sooner. The government however, blames Orphanides for the banks’ exposure to Greece that led to the current troubles. Sarris’ ouster followed the resignation of Bank of Cyprus CEO Andreas Eliades early in July, citing a lack of coordination in dealing with Europe’s banking crisis as his reason for leaving. Bank of Cyprus, the island’s biggest lender, rattled domestic markets by unexpectedly seeking €500 million in state support just prior to a regulatory deadline to bolster its core tier 1 capital last month.

Britain will send warships to the region if needed for Syria evacuations BRITAIN intends to deploy warships to the Eastern Mediterranean to deal with the possible evacuation of British nationals from Syria and other neighbouring countries, should the need arise, Interior Minister Eleni Mavrou said yesterday. Mavrou told London Greek Radio

(LGR), in an interview, that this was the message British Home Secretary Theresa May had conveyed to her during their meeting in London earlier in the week. Britain retained two military bases in Cyprus after it granted the island its independence in 1960. Akrotiri air base, on the southern coast, is

thought to be the largest overseas air base the UK has worldwide and has often served as a stepping stone of evacuees from war zones. Cyprus has also drawn up plans to take in refugees from the fighting in Syria between government troops and opposition forces. If such a crisis does erupt, officials are hoping

the European Union will step in to help. In 2006, during a month-long war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon, about 90,000 people fled to Cyprus by boat and on evacuation flights. Britain and the United States helped out, as many of those fleeing were foreign nationals.

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Top aide was there ‘only as a friend’ Ieronymides says he was representing no one’s interests at deal signing By Stefanos Evripidou TOP DIPLOMAT at the Presidential Palace Marios Ieronymides yesterday denied allegations of a conflict of interest in his relationship with the Chinese investor interested in turning the old Larnaca airport into a commercial centre. Ieronymides rejected claims that he personally benefited from his “friendship” with Yang Qi, sole shareholder of Far Eastern Phoenix (FEP), the Cyprus-registered company that signed a deal with Hermes Airports on March 22, 2012 for a 19-year lease of the old airport. On the contrary, Ieronymides argued that he only had the country’s best interests at heart in all his dealings with Chinese businessmen. He pointed out that when serving as Cypriot ambassador to China- the post he held prior to his appointment as Director of the President’s Diplomatic Office- he encouraged many Chinese investors and property buyers to come to Cyprus. The Cypriot diplomat came under the spotlight on Wednesday after daily Politis reported that he was present at the signing of the agreement between Hermes and FEP. The paper also reported that his wife, Tatiana Ieronymides, was a co-director of FEP from its establishment in April 2009 until March 17, 2012, resigning six days before FEP signed the 19-year lease agreement with Hermes. Since then, the Chinese in-

vestor has been in negotiations with the government to extend that deal for a further 31 years. Hermes Airports released a statement after the article’s publication stating that Ieronymides made it clear during the signing that he was present as a friend of Yang Qi, not as a representative of the state. Speaking to the state broadcaster yesterday, Ieronymides said as ambassador in Beijing he undertook huge efforts to encourage Chinese investment in Cyprus. He only found himself at the signing of the agreement because he was the one taking Yang Qi to the airport to catch a flight, the morning after the long night of negotiations which sealed the deal. “I took him to airport, you can ask (Hermes Chairman) Mr (Nicolas) Shacolas, they didn’t let me leave, they insisted I stay for the signing so I highlighted I can stay as a friend but I represent no one,” said the diplomat. Ieronymides acknowledged that in hindsight, his presence there may have been wrong. “But I judged that they were two private companies, and made it clear that I don’t represent anyone.” The ambassador said President Demetris Christofias was not informed about his or his wife’s role in the matter, adding that he was preparing a memo to give to the president’s office. He said his conscience was clear but that if necessary, he would hand in his resignation. He further disclosed that he accompanied Yang Qi at

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The site of the old Larnaca airport, in which the Chinese company wants to invest

Company rep questions whether Cyprus even wants the investment REPRESENTATIVE for FEP, Savvas Poyiadjis, yesterday issued a statement expressing the company’s “disappointment with the way its desire to invest in Cyprus has been handled, and particularly the huge delay and the many obstacles over a simple act of leasing” the old airport. “If for the Cypriot state, there are difficulties or insurmountable procedural a second meeting, this time with Communications Minister Efthymios Flourentzos to discuss the investor’s desire to extend the Hermes agreement. “I took Mr Yang Qi to the minister, because he knew no one in Cyprus. I took him to meet the minister,” he said, noting that he exerted “great effort” to convince Yang Qi to invest in Cyprus. Regarding his wife’s involvement in FEP, he said the company was set up in 2009 to invest in the Balkans, an idea which never materialised. His wife is of Serbian origin. “Mr Yang Qi decided to use this company for the airport project, and for ethical purposes my wife resigned and left the company six days before a private agreement between Hermes and Mr Yang’s company. Where is the flaw in that?”asked Ieronymides.

problems for leasing the space of the airport, the company is ready to discuss purchasing private land, abandoning the idea of the old airport, provided that there won’t be other obstacles and that prompt procedures will be agreed allowing the implementation of the project within a reasonable time frame,” he said. Poyiadjis rejected any notion that the company received favourable

He added: “My wife is director of a Serbian company and is on the board of another ten companies.” The top diplomat questioned why no one mentions the fact that Yang Qi is the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency representative in Beijing or that he is also Cyprus’ honorary consul in Macau. Ieronymides stressed that he “dedicated so much time” to securing Chinese investment in Cyprus, adding: “I don’t want anyone to say thank you or anything, but from Beijing I did my duty... the 150 residential property purchases (by Chinese buyers) in the last month in Cyprus, do you think that is by chance?” Flourentzos yesterday backed Ieronymides’ claim that he had no involvement in negotiations on the airport project. Once the Chinese investor requested a 31-year ex-

treatment, arguing that, on the contrary, it has been subjected to “excessive checks”, casting doubt over whether Cyprus even wanted the investment to go ahead. He said the project is supported by the Chinese government, adding that the company is ready to provide full disclosure of its intentions in Cyprus, noting that “it has nothing to hide”.

tension to the lease, the ministerial committee got to work on the proposal. “He had no institutional or any other kind of involvement, and neither could he,” said the minister. Flouretzos acknowledged that the government only found out in May that the majority of FEP’s shares (50.1 per cent) also belonged to Yang Qi. Before that, they were only aware that he owned the other 49.9 per cent. As for Ieronymides’ wife’s position as former director of FEP, the government discovered this fact last week, he said. Christofias was informed last Friday. Asked if the president was surprised, the minister replied: “He certainly wasn’t happy.” Parties across the political spectrum called for an investigation to provide full transparency and clarification of what exactly went on. DISY spokesman

Haris Georgiades took it a step further, calling for Ieronymides’ suspension so that an investigation could take place. Regarding the 150 sales of immoveable property, Georgiades said immigration officials have complained to him about the diplomat, claiming Ieronymides put heavy pressure on them to issue permanent residence status to Chinese buyers. Ieronymides responded to the allegation: “There is a cabinet decision from 2009, which provides that any foreigner who buys a residence above €300,000 in value, has the right to get permanent residence.” He argued there was no way he could pressure immigration officials since a special committee headed by the interior ministry’s permanent secretary was responsible for giving such status. see editorial page 11

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Ryanair promises refunds By Natalie Hami

Airline says its website is now updated

RYANAIR yesterday assured customers who have booked any flights to and from Cyprus, which have been suspended as of November, that they would have their money refunded. The low-cost carrier confirmed on Wednesday it would be suspending all flights to and from Larnaca airport this winter, starting in November, and cutting back from 15 to four destinations to and from Paphos. The announcement was made after arduous negotiations with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO)

failed to have the flights continue throughout the winter period November-March. Since 2010 Ryanair has been flying to four secondary European airports from Larnaca; Dusseldorf Weeze, Barcelona Girona, Bologna and Brussels Charleroi, and set up a hub in Paphos earlier this year from where it was operating 15 destinations. Ryanair’s Maria Macken, sales manager for the Cypriot market said that as of yesterday the airline’s website had

been adjusted to account for the suspended routes. Macken said that anyone who had booked on any of the cancelled destinations for after November 1, would be contacted by the airline and would receive a full refund. Ryanair ditched Larnaca until summer 2013, citing higher fuel costs. It has tried to negotiate higher financial incentives from the cash-strapped Cyprus Tourism Organisation but the talks were unsuccessful.

The airline was reportedly asking for double the incentives for the ‘promotion’ of its Larnaca flights. In Paphos yesterday, the regional tourism board said that they were happy with what Ryanair had achieved there since it began flights in April this year. The four routes that will continue throughout the winter are: Chania Crete, London Stansted, Milan Bergamo and Thessalonica. “From the official statistics we have up until today Rya-

nair has accommodated more than 190,000 passengers while the company has significantly boosted the local and the island’s overall economy,” said Nasos Hadjigeorgiou, head of the board. He added that one of the primary achievements had been access into new markets such as Sweden, Italy and Norway. “It (Ryanair) contributes to the upgrade of the function of Paphos airport and has created new job positions in the tourist (sector), restaurants, commercial businesses while at the same time supporting small businesses in Paphos and islandwide,” said Hadjigeorgiou.

New remand for Napa murder suspects By Poly Pantelides LARNACA court yesterday renewed an eight-day remand for two men being held in relation to a shooting in Ayia Napa in June. The Greek nationals, 29year-old Demetris Mamalikopoulos, and Anastasios Tsehilides, 41, have been remanded once in early August, after a hand-over from the Greek authorities. The shooting took place on June 23 near the Red Square bar in the popular tourist hub of Ayia Napa. Four of the men were security guards for Famagusta

The scene of the shooting in Ayia Napa on June 23 when five men were gunned down in their car businessman Phanos Kalopsidiotis, who the police think was the target. Police investigator Giorgos Economou told the court yesterday that DNA samples from cigarette stubs placed Mamalikopoulos across from the Kalopsidiotis’ coffee shop before the murders.


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Economou told the court last week that Mamalikopoulos had spent two days watching the coffee shop. DNA samples also placed both men in a car, rented on June 19 when the two men arrived in Cyprus, which was returned on June 23, the day of the murder when they both left for Athens on different flights. The police believe that Tsehilides allegedly drove the getaway car and Mamalikopoulos allegedly shot the men. Police say they have CCTV footage placing the two

Greeks at their hotel and at the crime scene, and that mobile phone records pointed to two collaborators. The police believe one of those is the mastermind. Mamalikopoulos denies calling anyone except his girlfriend. The court previously heard that the two men changed hotels twice in four days, and called someone at Larnaca airport minutes after the murders. It was their third visit in two months, Economou said. The victims’ moving car was shot at 3.24am on the day

of the murders. The killer shot fourteen times, hitting the victims in the chest and head. The shooter then ran 50 metres towards a car, police said. Police found 14 nine millimetre shells from a Glock pistol at the scene but no murder weapon. Both men deny any involvement in the murders. Tsehilides has been assigned a lawyer as he is unemployed and has no property to his name, or a spouse to support him. The police have been taking testimonies and are waiting on forensic tests’ results.

Grab a beach bed for Perseids show By Natalie Hami THE FAKAS Institute is setting up a telescope in the gardens of Kyperounda hospital to best take in the Perseids meteor shower on Sunday. According to the institute’s Ioannis Fakas people began calling two weeks before the official announcement to make sure they would be able to participate. The telescope will be set up between 9.30pm and 11.30pm. But for those with no powerful telescope or no means of being in Kyperounda for the show, Fakas said the spectacle could be watched with the naked eye. “The telescope is mainly for people to have a look at Saturn,” he said. He said the meteor shower could be watched by anyone lying down with an obstructed view of the night sky. He said a beach bed was ideal or anywhere out of the city. “That’s why we chose Troodos because it’s clear up there,” he said. The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle and are named such because the point from which they appear to come lies in the constellation Perseus. The cloud consists of particles ejected by the comet as it travels on its 130-year orbit. Most of the dust in the cloud today is around a thousand years old. The shower began on July 17 but will reach its peak this Sunday with the greatest amount of meteors falling between August 11 and 12. During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour. For more information on the event call 22432219

‘DNA test confirms suspect in Larnaca rape of Palestinian boy’ THE 37-YEAR-OLD man suspected of raping a 10-year-old Palestinian boy last week will be appearing in court today to hear the charges against him. He is next expected to be referred to trial by a criminal court. The man has been in police custody since last Friday, when he was identified by the alleged victim at Larnaca police headquarters. The suspect was

there reporting to police as part of his bail conditions; he was free on bail awaiting trial for attempting to sexually abuse two other children (both boys) last year. The alleged rape of the Palestinian boy took place last Wednesday. Reports yesterday said that DNA tests had proved the man was in fact the rapist.

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Police spokesman Lefki Solomontos told reporters: “We believe that scientific evidence, as well as other evidence obtained during the course of the investigation, will go a long way toward proving in court the offences under investigation.” Today the police are expected to ask that the suspect remain in custody until the commencement of his trial.

AIRBORNE FORCES ASSOCIATION, CYPRUS If you wear or have worn the coveted Parachute wings then be aware that there is an Airborne Forces Association in Cyprus which meets on a regular basis throughout the year. The aim of the Association is: To foster the spirit of comradeship and to further the friendship established in Airborne Forces. All past and present members of Airborne Forces of all nationalities are welcome to join. The next occasion we meet is on Arnhem Day which will be celebrated on the Episkopi Base at the EpiskopiCommunity Church at 11:15hrs on Sun 23 Sep 2012 . Lunch will be available afterwards. If you are interested then please contact 25336225 for further information

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China murder trial ends in seven hours

Britain to hold an inquest into Litvinenko killing

Murder charge not contested by Bo Xilai’s wife

BRITAIN has appointed a senior judge to hold an inquest into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian agent turned Kremlin critic whose death from polonium poisoning in London in 2006 soured relations between London and Moscow. Britain’s Judicial Office said on Thursday it had selected Robert Owen, an experienced judge, for the task and that he would hold a hearing in September to decide how the inquest will be conducted and whether it will be heard before a jury. Litvinenko’s wife Marina, who lives in Britain, said she felt relieved at the decision. “I am just happy,” she said. The decision to appoint a judge comes a week after Russian President Vladimir Putin made his first visit to London in nine years to watch judo with British Prime Minister David Cameron and risks souring slowly improving relations. Ties between Britain and Russia plunged to a post-Cold War low after Litvinenko’s killing complete with tit-fortat diplomatic expulsions. Russia has since refused to

By John Ruwitch THE woman at the centre of China’s most politically explosive trial in three decades did not contest charges of murder yesterday in a hearing that lasted just seven hours and could determine the fate of former Politburo member Bo Xilai. A formal verdict will be delivered at a later date, a court official said, recounting details of the closeddoor hearing. Bo’s wife, Gu Kailai, chose not to contest the charge of murdering British businessman Neil Heywood whose alleged secretive dealings with the couple fuelled a scandal exposing the intimate nexus between money and power in China’s elite. The dramatic account of Heywood’s death by poisoning is also likely to sound the final death knell to Bo’s political career, even as sympathisers cast him as the victim of a push to oust him and discredit his left-leaning agenda. “The accused Bogu (Gu) Kailai and Zhang Xiaojun did not raise objections to the accusations of intentional homicide,” the official, Tang Yigan, said after the hearing, referring also to Gu’s co-accused, an aide to the family. State television showed Gu, wearing a dark trouser suit

Gu Kailai (centre) is accused of murdering British businessman Neil Heywood and a white shirt, being led into the courtroom and being seated in the dock. The court official quoted prosecutors as saying Gu and Zhang had killed Heywood with a poisoned drink in far southwestern Chongqing last November, after a business dispute between Gu and Heywood. Bo ruled the vast municipality until he was sacked in March just before the murder scandal burst into the open. As a result of the dispute with Heywood, Gu had become convinced Heywood was a threat to her son, Bo Guagua, the official said without elaborating. “Gu Kailai believed that Neil Heywood had threatened the personal safety of her son Bo (Guagua) and de-

cided to kill him,” the official added, reading from a statement to a packed news conference of dozens of reporters who had been barred entry to the courtroom in the eastern city of Hefei. The aide, Zhang, had driven Heywood to Chongqing last November from Beijing and prepared a poison which was to be put later into a drink of water. Later that day, Heywood met Gu at a hotel, he became drunk and then asked for water. “She poured a poison into his mouth,” the official said. Gu and Zhang face the death penalty if convicted. Many legal experts expect Gu will be convicted but only sentenced to a lengthy jail term, citing her desire to protect her son, who gradu-

‘Potential growing for food crisis as prices surge’ THE world could face a food crisis of the kind seen in 2007/08 if countries restrict exports on concerns about a drought-fuelled grain price rally, the UN’s food agency warned yesterday, after reporting a surge in global food prices in July. A mix of high oil prices, growing use of biofuels, bad weather, soaring grain futures markets and restrictive export policies pushed up prices of food in 2007/08, sparking violent protests in countries including Egypt, Cameroon and Haiti.

Concern about extreme hot and dry weather in the US Midwest sent corn and soybean prices to record highs last month, driving overall food prices higher again and reversing the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s forecast for declines this year. “There is potential for a situation to develop like we had back in 2007/08,” the FAO’s senior economist and grain analyst Abdolreza Abbassian said, adding that “if (the 2007/08) policies get repeated, anything is possible.”

ELECTRICITY AUTHORITY OF CYPRUS INTERRUPTION OF SUPPLY The Electricity Authority of Cyprus announces that the electricity supply will be interrupted on Monday, 13 August 2012 from 08:00 to 12:00 hours to all the consumers in the following areas: 1. 2. 3.

Athienou village. Avdellero village. Troulloi village.



ated from Harvard this year, as a mitigating factor. Britain’s Foreign Office has declined to comment until the outcome of the case.

Poisoned: Litvinenko extradite Andrei Lugovoy, the ex-KGB bodyguard Britain wants to prosecute for Litvinenko’s murder by poisoning. The Judicial Office, which is independent of government ministers, said the timing of the inquest announcement was unconnected to Putin’s visit or any other political consideration. Britain rarely appoints judges as coroners in charge of inquests, reserving their appointment for the most complex and high-profile cases, such as the 1997 death of Princess Diana or the killings of London commuters in suicide attacks in 2005.

PRESS RELEASE Oneworld ltd and George Philippides have filed a lawsuit in the Limassol district court for defamation and mendacity against the Bank of Moscow and its president Mikhail Kuzovlev. The Plaintiffs are one of the biggest professional firms representing and managing international companies in Cyprus. In accordance with the writ of summons the Plaintiffs are seeking in excess of €2.000.000 in compensation for damage to their reputation due to events which occurred in February 2012 in Limassol. Mr Kuzovlev, president of the Bank of Moscow has caused injury to the Plaintiffs with his speech at the Business Forum for RussianCyprus investments which took place at the Meridien Hotel. The Forum was attended by the President of the Republic, prominent personalities, other professionals and business people from Russia and Cyprus. It is well known that there was a change of management in the Bank of Moscow in 2011. The new management accused the former president and former vice-president of the Bank of wrongdoing. As the new president of the Bank of Moscow has attempted to embroil the Plaintiffs in this matter, the Plaintiffs have proceeded with the filing of the lawsuit. It is expected that other lawsuits will soon be filed on relevant issues. It is worth noting that the Cyprus companies have transferred to Bank of Moscow all the assets which they have acquired through their loans, thus repaying all their debt obligations to the Bank. The former management of the Bank of Moscow accuses the board of management of waging a politically motivated persecution which is linked with the ousting by the Kremlin of the Moscow ex-mayor, Mr Luzkov.

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EU pact ruling a victory for French president FRANCE’S Constitutional Council ruled yesterday the EU’s budget responsibility pact did not require a change to the constitution, easing its path to ratification and removing a potential headache for President Francois Hollande. The court’s ruling opens the way for Hollande’s Socialist government, which had insisted it did not want to write a budgetary rule into the constitution, to implement the pact as soon as September using a “super-law” that requires only a simple majority in parliament. A constitutional reform would have required a threefifths majority in a special joint session of parliament and could have entailed a lengthy debate on Europe which could have exposed divisions in Socialist ranks. The party was bitterly split in 2005 over whether to approve the EU Constitution, which was eventually rejected in a national referendum. Welcoming the decision, Hollande urged his government to press ahead with quickly drafting the legislation. “The President calls on the government to rapidly prepare a draft law authorising the ratification of the pact as well as a draft organic law to guarantee the appropriate application of the text,” Hollande’s office said in a statement. The fiscal pact, signed in March and committing governments to tight deficit limits, must be ratified by 12 of the 17 eurozone countries before it can come into force in January, with the aim of calming investors concerned at heavy public debts. Eleven EU member states have ratified the pact, not including Germany, where the Constitutional Court will rule in mid-September whether it contravenes the German charter.

WORLD TODAY Belarus arrests

A picture released by the Syrian opposition’s Shaam News Network on August 8, 2012, shows destruction in Damascus allegedly caused by shelling of forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad (AFP)

Iran allies assemble in Syria diplomatic push By Marcus George IRANIAN Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi called yesterday for “serious and inclusive” talks between the Syrian government and opposition groups, opening a meeting of friendly nations called by Tehran as it seeks to exert its influence over the conflict. More than 25 nations were present at the conference but significantly none of them back the Syrian opposition or have called for President Bashar alAssad to leave power. State television broadcast the opening statement of the talks, which Salehi said were attended by delegations from Russia, China, Iraq, Pakistan, Jordan, India, among others. “The Islamic Republic of Iran firmly believes that the Syrian crisis can only be resolved

Tehran calls for Damascus and opposition to hold talks through serious and inclusive talks between the government and opposition groups that enjoy popular support in Syria,” Salehi said at the start of a conference in Tehran to discuss the unrest. In the speech broadcast live on Iranian TV, Salehi said that Iran “rejects any foreign and military intervention in Syria and backs and supports UN efforts to resolve the crisis”. The Syrian government has said it is ready for dialogue but the opposition says Assad must step down as a precursor to any negotiations. Continued hostilities in Aleppo, where the Syrian military is

bombarding rebel fighters, make talks unlikely in the near future. Also present at the Tehran meeting was the United Nations resident coordinator to Tehran, Consuelo VidalBruce, who read out a statement from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. “Both the government and the opposition continued to rely on weapons,” the statement read, and such actions would have “tragic consequences for the Syrian people”. All parties had a common responsibility to “end the violence and the killing of civilians,” the Iranian student

news agency reported. In an opinion piece published by the Washington Post on Wednesday, Salehi warned there would be catastrophic consequences if Assad fell from power. “Syrian society is a beautiful mosaic of ethnicities, faiths and cultures, and it will be smashed to pieces should President Bashar alAssad abruptly fall,” it read. While Salehi said Iran sought a solution that was in “everyone’s interest”, Western diplomats have dismissed the conference as an attempt to divert attention away from bloody events on the ground and to preserve the rule of Assad. “The Islamic Republic’s support for Assad’s regime is hardly compatible with a genuine attempt at conciliation between the parties,” said one Western diplomat based in Tehran.

Assad replaces fugitive PM as rebels pushed back in Aleppo PRESIDENT Bashar al-Assad named a new prime minister yesterday to replace Syria’s most senior government defector as his forces pushed rebels back from a strategic district in Aleppo.

Assad appointed Wael alHalki, a Sunni Muslim from the southern province of Deraa where the Syrian uprising erupted 17 months ago, to head the government after Riyad Hijab fled on Mon-


day after spending only two months in the job. Hijab’s dramatic escape across the border to Jordan dealt another blow to Assad’s authority, already shaken by the assassina-

tion last month of four of his top security officials and by rebel gains in Damascus, Aleppo and swathes of rural Syria. Meanwhile, rebels fighting in the Aleppo district

of Salaheddine, a southern gateway to the city, said they had been forced to fall back from frontline positions yesterday by a fierce bombardment which had reduced buildings to rubble.




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POLICE in Belarus have arrested two journalists for posing for photographs holding teddy bears after hundreds were dropped by air on the country in a pro-democracy stunt, the Belarussian Association of Journalists said yesterday. Alexander Lukashenko, the country’s authoritarian president, also suggested yesterday that the Swedish embassy in Minsk had been involved in planning the July 4 escapade, in an outburst likely to widen a diplomatic rift with Sweden over the incident. “Those who came and prepared the violation of the state border worked together with the (Swedish) embassy. We have proof of this,” Lukashenko was quoted as saying by the Belarus state news agency Belta.

Camp cleared FRENCH police raided a makeshift Roma camp yesterday, evicting 200 people as the Socialist government quietly follows the former conservative administration’s policy of repatriating illegal immigrants. Dozens of police officers in riot gear descended on the camp near the city of Lille, in northern France, shortly after dawn to oversee the evacuation of some 200 Roma living in mobile homes near a highway. The evacuation follows a series of police raids this week in Paris and Lyon during which hundreds of undocumented Roma immigrants from eastern Europe were forced from their homes.

Mt Athos blaze A WILDFIRE raged through Greece’s 1,000year-old monastic community of Mount Athos yesterday, forcing hundreds of residents and tourists in a nearby village to flee, officials said. The blaze, which broke out on Wednesday in a forested area on the Mount Athos peninsula in northern Greece, burned down two abandoned warehouses, but officials said there were no reports of anyone hurt.

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Business Investors slow to support StanChart INVESTORS are proving slow to rally behind Standard Chartered after allegations the bank broke US sanctions against Iran, spooked by talk of risky countersuits, record fines and fears top executives could lose their jobs. Chief Executive Peter Sands’ defence of StanChart’s cherished image as one of the cleanest names in global finance has so far failed to convince some shareholders, who are taking their time to reappraise their exposure to the latest in a string of British banking scandals. StanChart lost more than a quarter of its market value in 24 hours after the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) accused the bank on Monday of assisting $250-billion of money-laundering transactions with Iran, earning lucrative fees over nearly 10 years. The volume of illicit transactions has been fiercely contested by StanChart executives, who claim just $14million-worth of deals flouted the strict US rules. At 1,363 pence, StanChart shares are still trading around 15 per cent down on levels before the New York regulator branded it a “rogue institution", reflecting concerns it could struggle to shake the tag off. “Even if it is only $14 million, they have still committed a crime, and they are still guilty,” one top 10 investor told Reuters, explaining why the shares remained depressed. “And if this is hot air and they are just bluffing, then they are playing a very dangerous game,” the investor said, putting the risk of either Sands or Chief Financial Officer Richard Meddings quitting the bank at “5- to 8-per cent and rising”.

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

0.7937 0.7859

US Dollar

1.2443 1.2319 1.1822


Canadian Dol.

1.2452 1.2144

Swiss Fr

1.2085 1.1941

Denmark Kr

7.5367 7.3507

Japan Yen

97.7178 96.5522

Norwegian Kr

7.3541 7.1725

Polish Zloty



Romanian Leu 4.6365 4.4547 Russian Ruble 39.5201 38.5443 Swedish Kr

European shares approach 2012 high By Steven C. Johnson and Richard Hubbard U.S. stocks hovered near a four-year high and European shares closed in on their 2012 peak yesterday after Chinese economic data kept hope alive that global central banks would do more to stimulate growth. Oil prices edged up as well after China said annual consumer inflation hit a 30-month low last month as industrial output grew at it slowest pace in some three years. Financial markets saw that as a sign that officials would do more to stimulate the world’s second-largest economy, which has been losing momentum since the start of last year. Those hopes offset worries that the European Central Bank, which outlined a plan last week to help cut escalating borrowing costs in Spain and Italy, was taking too long to follow through. That weakened the euro yesterday and, some traders said, was helping to slow US stocks’ five-week march higher. “If you’re anticipating more quantitative easing and a reasonable possibility of modest earnings growth, equities aren’t particularly expensive and so they can grind higher,” said Richard Batty, global investment strategist at Standard Life Investments. “But we shouldn’t get car-

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on August 7, 2012 in New York City ried away,” he added. On Wall Street, The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.79 points, or 0.01 per cent, at 13,176.43. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was down 0.01 points, or 0.00 percent, at 1,402.21, just a breath away from a four-year high around 1,422. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 0.01 points, or 0.00 per cent, at 1,402.21 The FTSE Eurofirst 300 index of top European shares traded around 1,098 points, just under its 2012 peak of 1,106.79 hit on March 16 after the European Central Bank pumped a trillion euros of cash into the banking system.

Evidence that the eurozone’s debt and growth problems have caused a slowdown in economic activity in the United States and Asia has added to expectations that other major central banks will soon announce their own plans to ease policies. Over the last five years, the world’s major central banks have cut interest rates to record lows and pumped trillions into the financial system through unconventional policies, an attempt to prop up global growth as households, companies and governments try to reduce high levels of debt. Exactly five years ago - on August 9, 2007 - the ECB got

the ball rolling when it injected an unprecedented amount of funds into a stalled financial system after French bank BNP Paribas said losses on US subprime mortgages had forced it to halt redemptions at three of its funds. Other leading central banks followed suit on a day widely regarded as marking the start of the financial crisis. Commodity markets took their cue from the Chinese data and the prospects of further central bank action. Brent crude rose for a fifth session to add 31 cents to $112.45 a barrel &lt; LCOc1&gt; while gold rose $2.82 to just above $1,614 an ounce. US crude oil rose 44 cents to


$93.79 per barrel “Sentiment has turned around from the end of June on supportive factors such as potential stimulus packages from the Federal Reserve Bank and the European Central Bank,” said Tetsu Emori, a Tokyo-based commodities fund manager at Astmax Investment. The euro fell 0.6 per cent to $1.2294 while benchmark 10year German bunds were little changed to yield 1.433. US government bonds struggled after US data showed a larger-than-expected decline in the number of Americans filing for first-time jobless benefits and a narrowing of the US trade deficit.

Greece’s jobless rate hits new record, more pain ahead


Australian $

Stimulus hopes keep US stocks near four-year high

8.3830 8.1760

GREECE’S jobless rate climbed to a new record in May, underlining how austerity prescribed to slash deficits and keep bailout funds flowing is hitting the economy on which recovery depends. Latest data yesterday showed the jobless rate had climbed to 23.1 per cent, with nearly 55 per cent of those aged 15 to 24 out of work, a desperate situation that fed into the popularity of anti-bailout parties in Greek elections this year. The gloomy data coincided with news that the government plans to revive a labour reserve measure targeting 40,000 public servants for eventual dismissal, in a drive to achieve 11.5 billion euros in savings promised to international lenders. Government officials citing this scheme said Athens also intends to shed tens of thousands of temporary contract workers by streamlining its needs across ministries and state entities. Unemployment in Greece is already more than twice the average rate in the 17 countries sharing the euro, and nearly as bad as in Spain where the jobless rate registered 24.6 per cent in the second quarter.

Unemployment in Greece is already more than twice the average rate in the 17 countries sharing the euro Greece’s statistics service reported that unemployment climbed to 23.1 per cent in May from 22.6 per cent in April. “My unemployment benefit runs out in a few months, I hope the government keeps its promise to extend it by another 12 months,” said Eva Grigor-

iou, 42, who lost her job in retail trade as the recession led to cutbacks. “I don’t see light at the end of the tunnel with more austerity ahead. Recovery is being pushed back every year,” she said. The sharp labour market deterioration, coupled with cuts in pay and

pensions and a bleak economic outlook, have fuelled anger against the pro-bailout mainstream parties which suffered major losses in two election rounds in May and June. The data showed 1.147 million people were officially jobless, 37.2 percent more than in the same month a year earlier. The bulk of job losses have hit the private sector as most public sector employees enjoy jobs-for-life status. Other data on Thursday showed Greece’s construction sector, once a key growth driver, slumped again in May, as austerity sapped demand for new homes. The statistics service ELSTAT said 31 per cent fewer building permits were issued than in May 2011. Think tank IOBE expects the economy will continue to contract for a fifth consecutive year in 2012, forecasting that gross domestic product (GDP) will shrink 6.9 per cent. “The unemployment rate could go higher and register 24 per cent from September. Our forecast is that for the year as a whole it will likely average 23.6 per cent,” said Angelos Tsakanikas, an economist at the IOBE think tank.

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In the fuss over airport deal, the right questions need to be asked AUGUST is usually the slowest month of the year for news, which may partly explain the big fuss made about the friendly relations between the director of the president’s diplomatic office, Marios Ieronymides and the Chinese businessman Yang Qi. Yang Qi is the owner of the company Far Eastern Phoenix (FEP), which is currently negotiating terms with the government for turning the old Larnaca airport into a regional commercial centre. Newspapers have been crying ‘foul’ because Ieronymides’ Serbian wife was a director of FEP when it made the airport proposal earlier this year. She stepped down in March, around the time the provisional agreement between the FEP and the government had been signed. Then again, Mrs Ieronymides, is a businesswoman in her own right and had been a director of FEP since 2009 long before the Larnaca Airport project had even been thought of. According to her husband, she had joined the company because it had plans, which eventually fell through, to undertake projects in the Balkans. She did the right thing in stepping down when FEP started discussing the airport project, because of her husband’s state position. As for Ieronymides, his friendship with Yang Qi that dates back to when he was ambassador in Beijing, could hardly be described as unethical. All good ambassadors try to promote the commercial interests of their country when abroad and this is achieved by developing friendly relations with local businessmen. In the case of Cyprus, which does not have industrial products to sell, its ambassador would encourage foreign businessmen to invest in the island, which was what Ieronymides did. It was not as if there were hundreds of Chinese businessmen queuing up to invest in Cyprus and Ieronymides favoured the company of which his wife was a director. Meanwhile, the negotiations between the government and FEP were the responsibility of a ministerial committee headed by the Communications Minister Efthymios Flourentzos, who said that Ieronymides had no role in the negotiations. He was present during the signing of the agreement with FEP as a friend of Yang Qi, which may have been unwise, given his state position. This is why there should be an investigation to establish if Ieronymides was guilty of any wrongdoing or improper conduct, because on the surface he does not appear to have done much wrong. Perhaps there should also be an investigation into FEP, 50.1 per cent of whose shareholding is held in trust by Montrago Nominees Ltd. Yang Qi, who owns the 49.9 per cent of the company was also the owner of the Montrago shares, stated the law firm that represents him, but the government needs to look into the matter. It should also establish how a company with a share capital of a thousand euro could undertake a multi-million euro project. These are more important questions to answer than Ieronymides’ relations with the Chinese businessman.

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African kleptocracy’s US civil rights helpers A

S BIZARRE events go, pride of place must go to an African summit scheduled for later this month in Equatorial Guinea. The meeting’s agenda includes human rights and good governance and it will be hosted by Teodore Obiang, Africa’s longest-serving leader, whose government has won a reputation for corruption and repression. What makes the event even more noteworthy is the fact that it is being organised by a Washington-based organisation founded by an American civil rights leader of sterling repute, the late Reverend Leon H. Sullivan, a champion of freedom and human rights. The Leon H. Sullivan Foundation is now run by his daughter, Hope Sullivan Masters. The Chairman of the board is Andrew Young, like Sullivan a leader in the 1960s civil rights movement. Foundation documents list former President Bill Clinton as an Honorary Chairman. The summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea’s capital, will bring together 4,000 delegates, including “nearly 25 heads of state” from Aug. 20 to 24, according to the Foundation’s website. Obiang, who has been in power since he ousted his uncle in a bloody coup in 1979, will host the discussions, under the motto “Africa Rising.” Why Malabo? Why Obiang? As Thor Halvorssen, head of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation, sees it: “The Sullivan Foundation, charged with advocating for civil rights and justice, appears to be running a disinformation campaign for a dictator.” That, in fact, seems to be a key reason for holding the event. One of the pre-summit press releases issued by the Foundation says the summit is designed “to combat the negative image of Equatorial Guinea” and the host site “will stand to challenge the international media, global human rights organisations and Western nations who have consistently been critical of President Obiang.” Brightening the image of the Obiang government will require more than workshops and speeches extolling the virtue of good governance and the need to end a culture of impunity

Comment Bernd Debusmann (both listed as agenda topics). Even on a continent which has had its fair share of corrupt and ruthless dictatorships, Equatorial Guinea stands out. It ranks 172nd out of 182 on the corruption index issued annually by Transparency International, a Berlin-based watchdog group. Freedom House, a US human rights group, lists Equatorial Guinea on the top of its “worst of the worst” list of human rights abusers, alongside North Korea, Somalia, Sudan and Syria. The Committee to Protect Journalists rates Equatorial Guinea as the fifth most censored country in the world. The US Department of State’s annual report on human rights around the world mentions “disregard for the rule of law and due process, denial of basic political rights including freedom of speech and press, and widespread official corruption.” On the Sullivan Foundation’s website, former Ghanaian president John Kufuor has expressed confidence that the Malabo summit will change the international community’s perception of Equatorial Guinea. Probably not. One of the headline-generating problems for changing perceptions is President Obiang’s son, Teodore Obiang Nguema, also known as Teodorin (Little Teodor). He has run afoul not only of the US Justice Department’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Unit but also of the French authorities. On both sides of the Atlantic, Teodorin aroused the authorities’ attention with spending sprees of truly mind-boggling scale, vastly out of proportion with his $81,600 annual salary as minister of forestry and agriculture in his father’s cabinet. In Paris last September, authorities investigating “ill-gotten gains” seized Teodorin’s collection of exotic and expensive cars including two Bugattis, a Maserati, a Ferrari, a Porsche and a Rolls Royce. The French issued an international arrest warrant after he


Teodore Obiang, Africa’s longest-serving leader failed to appear in court to answer questions about the origins of his riches. In the United States, the Justice Department has started legal proceedings to seize Teodorin’s $30 million mansion in Malibu on the coast of California, his $38 million Gulfstsream jet and other possessions. The department estimates that he spent more than $300 million buying property and assets on four continents between 2000 and 2011. Most of the money, according to US authorities, came from kickbacks from the export of timber, the country’s secondmost important export commodity after oil. The discovery of large oil reserves in the mid1990s catapulted Equatorial Guinea into the league of oil-rich

nations. But the oil wealth has not trickled down to many of the country’s 700,000 inhabitants – less than 2 per cent of Gross Domestic Product goes on public health and even less on education. All this makes Malabo an odd place for a summit on Africa Rising and a group dedicated to the memory of a human rights champion an odd organization to arrange it. Which on August 3 prompted a public call by the Human Rights Foundation for the event to be cancelled. The idea is to shame invited dignitaries into staying away. The chances of that happening look remote.  Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own



25 years ago Wednesday August 10, 1987

Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.

The government has cancelled all licences for importing obsolete electrical equipment used for melting and obtaining scrap iron because they have been found to contain askarel, a toxic liquid acid. Askarel is banned in the US and Europe but was being allowed into Cyprus, which lacks the chemical plants that are capable of neutralising the acid.

1949 US President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act Amendment, streamlining the defense agencies of the United States government, and replacing the Department of War with the United States Department of Defence.

1964 The United Nations brokers another ceasefire in Cyprus, defusing a growing military crisis and heading off the threat of invasion by Turkey.

1990 The Nasa space probe Magellan arrives at Venus after a 15month journey from Earth and starts its mission to map the global warming “hell-hole”.

2003 The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK – 38.5°C (101.3°F) in Kent. It is the first time the UK has recorded a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

35 years ago Friday August 10, 1977 The Cyprus government had decided to set up a Makarios III Foundation as a tribute to the late President of the Republic. The decision was taken at yesterday’s Council of Ministers meeting after which it was announced that the Foundation will aid nationalist, cultural, educationalist, medical and charitable purposes.

45 years ago Saturday August 10, 1967 Colonel Papadopoulos, Greek Minister to the Premier’s Office flies back to Athens today after a three-day visit to Cyprus during which he had private talks with President Makarios. It is believed that the visit was mainly intended to coordinate future Athens-Nicosia activities for the promotion of the Cyprus issue.

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Bob Hoskins has Parkinson’s disease By Piya Sinha-Roy

The British veteran says he will now give up acting

VETERAN British actor Bob Hoskins, the star of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, said this week he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and was retiring from acting. “Bob Hoskins wishes to announce that he will be retiring from acting, following his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease last autumn. He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over

the years, and all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career,” the actor’s London representatives said in a statement. “Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time.” Hoskins, 69, started his career in the 1970s on British television shows such as Thick as Thieves and Rock Follies of ‘77 before moving into bigger film roles, such

as 1980’s The Long Good Friday and 1986’s Mona Lisa, for which he earned a best actor Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe award. The Suffolk-born actor became a staple face in the British film industry, often playing Cockney-speaking characters in both comedy and drama genres with his trademark gravelly voice. His big Hollywood break came in 1988 when he played Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a role for which he received a

Golden Globe nomination. He then went on to play roles in 1990’s Mermaids and 1991’s Hook. Hoskins’ most recent movie role was as one of the eight dwarves in this year’s dark fairytale Snow White and the Huntsman, alongside Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Stewart. Parkinson’s disease is an incurable, degenerative neurological disorder whose sufferers include US actor Michael J. Fox and former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali.

Sharon Osbourne set to quit America’s Got Talent

Victoria Beckham ‘failed to tip’ waitress

Dispute over son Jack

VICTORIA Beckham failed to tip a waitress on a recent trip to a Pizza Express restaurant. The fashion designer dined at a branch of the popular pizza restaurant in Loughton, Essex, this week. Despite being wealthy, she apparently only paid the £115 bill in cash and left without leaving a tip. A supervisor at the restaurant told The Sun newspaper about the experience: “Victoria came in on Monday night with six children and David’s mum. “She paid £115 for dinner in cash. She’s a very good customer and comes here regularly. The member of staff continued: “She loves having bosco salad - warm garlic mushrooms, baby mozzarella, avocado, roasted tomatoes, spinach, rocket, balsamic syrup, honey and mustard dressing with warm doughsticks. “She’s had other salads before, but never pizza - she wouldn’t eat that. They added: “She didn’t leave a tip, she didn’t leave anything. I gave her the receipt and she gave me the money exactly, £115. But it doesn’t matter. “She’s a good customer and is always nice. You give her something, she always says please and thank you.”

By Piya Sinha-Roy AMERICA’S Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne said this week that she is leaving the television talent show, blaming a dispute with network NBC over her son Jack. Osbourne told the New York Post she was quitting because NBC dropped Jack Osbourne from a different reality show shortly after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. But she made clear in a Twitter message that she would stay on America’s Got Talent for the remainder of the current season, which will resume after NBC ends its coverage of the London Olympics. “Please don’t misunderstand. I love @nbcagt w/ all my heart and will of course finish out the season. It is still one of the best shows on tv,” Osbourne posted on Twitter. “I love @nbcagt @howiemandel @HowardStern & @NickCannon. We have the world’s best crew. And most importantly, we have the best talent on tv,” she said. “Sharon has been a valuable part of the NBC family. We regret any misunderstanding and wish Jack well,” NBC said in a statement. America’s Got Talent is the

biggest summer show on US television and Osbourne has been on the judging panel since 2007. But she told the New York Post that “it’s time to move on.” Osbourne said in the New York Post story that her son Jack, 26, was in line to take part in NBC’s upcoming reality show Stars Earn Stripes, which puts celebrities through military fitness training. But she said he was let go two days before he was due to start work on the show, and shortly after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. “I just can’t be fake,” she told the New York Post. “It’s discrimination, and it was badly handled.” Producers have said Jack Osbourne never signed a contract for Stars Earn Stripes. Sharon Osbourne first hinted at her intention to leave America’s Got Talent in July when she tweeted to fellow judge Howard Stern “money is not the reason I’m not returning to @nbcagt,” but did not divulge details. The comments appeared to catch NBC off guard with the network’s entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt telling television journalists, “We don’t even know what is going on. It is probably much ado about nothing.”

Lady Gaga is dating Vampire Diaries actor Taylor Kinney

Sharon claims US TV network NBC dropped Jack from a different reality show shortly after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Gaga likes having sex on the beach THE ‘You and I’ hitmaker - who is dating Vampire Diaries actor Taylor Kinney - still lives her life as a “free spirit” and, despite the attention her fame attracts, she is still able to behave in an “irresponsible” manner because her friends are so protective. She told the new issue of US Vogue magazine: “I like to feel a little irresponsible and act like I’m nineteen. “I’m a complete free spirit, so, even though you don’t see it, I still find time to have

sex at night on the beach when no one’s around. Or roll into a bar and get f***ed up and dance with my top off. It’s just that no one ever sees that, because I have great real friends who never let me do it when I would get caught.”

HATES TRUTH Gaga also admitted she hates “truth” and prefers to retreat into a fantasy world. The 29-year-old musician -

who arrived at the Grammy Awards in 2011 in an ‘egg’ and was depicted as a motorcycle on her Born This Way album - said: “I hate the truth so much that I would prefer a giant dose of bulls**t any day.” And the ‘Bad Romance’ hitmaker particularly feels like she fits in well in Japan, where the interview was conducted. She said: “I think ... it has to do with the obsession with fantasy. I think I sort of just fit right in over here.”

Paris Jackson wants dad tattoo PARIS Jackson wants to get a tattoo in honour of her late father Michael Jackson. The 14-year-old aspiring actress - the only daughter of the singer - is contemplating having the Roman numerals of Michael’s August 29, 1958 birthday permanently etched onto her back so her dad will always be with her. She tweeted: “i kinda want to get August XXIX tatted on my back.” Earlier this week, Paris revealed she had created a shrine to the King of Pop who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 - from magazine and newspaper clippings and artwork because she is so proud of her father.

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Chemo ‘could aid cancer growth’ CHEMOTHERAPY can backfire by helping healthy body cells to fuel treatment-resistant cancer and growth, research has shown. The surprise discovery suggests that many forms of cancer treatment can actually make the disease tougher to tackle. Almost all solid tumour cancers, such as those affecting the breast, prostate, lung and bowel, ultimately stop responding to chemotherapy. Scientists now believe one reason why could be the effect the treatment has on healthy connective tissue cells called fibroblasts. DNA-damaging cancer drugs cause fibroblasts to pump out growth molecules into the tumour micro-environment belonging to the WNT family of proteins, the study found. High levels of one called WNT16B helps cancer cells to grow, invade surrounding tissue, and resist chemo treatment. Working in the laboratory, scientists observed an up to 30-fold increase in WNT production in response to chemotherapy. “Cancer cells inside the body live in a very complex environment or neighbourhood,” said lead scientist Dr Peter Nelson, from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle, US. “Where the tumour cell resides and

who its neighbours are influence its response and resistance to therapy.” Blocking the treatment response of fibroblasts could improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy, say the scientists whose findings are reported in the journal Nature Medicine.

Half of heart patients don’t take meds JUST HALF of people who are given a prescription to prevent heart disease continue to get their medications refilled over time, according to a new review of several studies. And among people who have already had a heart attack, one out of every three fails to continue getting their prescription refilled. “Even if these estimates were half as great, the cost of nonadherence is substantial,” the group, led by Dr. David Wald at Queen Mary, University of London, writes. The researchers estimate in their report in the American Journal of Medicine that 130,000 people die each year because they don’t adhere to their prescriptions. The researchers collected the results from 20 studies that suggested the rate at which people continue taking the drugs ranges from 30 to 80 per cent. The studies looked at seven medications, including aspirin, blood pressure drugs, and cholesterol-lowering statins, typically intended for life-long use. Of the more than 376,000 people in the studies, about 275,000 were given a prescription to prevent heart disease while the other 101,000 were already diagnosed with heart disease.

More American kids given antipsychotics

All of the patients were followed for at least 12 months. Overall, 57 per cent of people continued to refill their prescriptions for the drugs.

Lung spots not always dangerous PATIENTS learning they have a “spot” on their lung often assume they have cancer, according to a new study - but that’s usually not the case. Researchers say doctors could do more to help patients understand what happens when a “spot,” or nodule, is found on a CT scan or chest x-ray, and what it means for their long-term health. “On a CT (scan) we see them all - all the tiny little details and all the tiny nodules on the lung, and 99 per cent of those are nothing, are not cancer,” said Dr. Heidi Roberts, a radiologist and lung cancer specialist from Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. Non-cancerous nodules can be a result of scarring in the lungs, an infection or an inflammatory response initiated by the immune system, researchers said. According to the American Cancer Society, about 226,000 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in 2012 and 160,000 people will die of the disease. Recent recommendations from the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Oncology call for annual screening using CT scans for current and former heavy smokers age 55 to 74. But another group, the government-backed U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, says the evidence is too limited to recommend for or against screening.

Drinking coffee has been found to ease Parkinson’s symptoms

For some of these kids, taking these can be setting themselves up for metabolic problems in the future ANTIPSYCHOTIC drugs are prescribed during almost one in three of all visits kids and teens make to psychiatrists in the United States, according to a new study, up from about one in eleven during the 1990s. Much of that increase, researchers say, is from doctors prescribing the drugs for disruptive behaviours, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). There are, however, no antipsychotics approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat those disorders in kids. “They’re approved for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and irritability with autism. None of them are approved for use with ADHD,” said Dr. Mark Olfson, the study’s lead author and a professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University in New York. Olfson and his colleagues, who published their work in the Archives of General Psychiatry, found that for kids and teens, roughly 90 per cent of the antipsychotic prescriptions written during office visits between 2005 and 2009 were “off label,” which means the drugs are being prescribed for something other than for what they’re approved. While the study cannot say whether the prescriptions were unnecessary, the effectiveness of antipsychotic drugs for disorders like ADHD is uncertain. The drugs, however, have been linked to weight gain and diabetes. Last year, a large study of children, from the University of Massachusetts, found that kids who took antipsychotic

Most of the time the drugs are given ‘off label’ drugs were four times more likely to develop diabetes than their peers who were not taking the medications. In September, an FDA advisory board also raised concerns about the drugs and urged the agency to monitor weight gain and other metabolic diseases in children

taking antipsychotics. “For some of these kids, taking these can be setting themselves up for metabolic problems in the future,” said Olfson. For their study, Olfson and his colleagues used information on almost half a million doctors’ visits in the US be-

tween 1993 and 2009. Overall, antipsychotic prescriptions increased across all age groups - including adults. For kids and teens, however, the increase was more rapid. The number of kids getting antipsychotic prescriptions increased from 0.24 for every 100 people between 1993 and 1998, to 1.83 for every 100 people between 2005 and 2009. For teens, that number increased from 0.78 for every 100 people in the 1990s to 3.76 in the 2000s. “There is very little question as to whether these drugs are being prescribed in kids much more than they used to,” said Olfson. Those numbers, however, only represent the number of people going to doctors’ offices - not clinics, community health centres or other medical centres. Also, the researchers cannot say how long patients were on the drugs, or whether any of the prescriptions were from repeat visits by the same patient. Overall, Olfson told Reuters Health that he hopes parents ask more questions about antipsychotics and whether there are any alternative treatments. He said there are psychosocial interventions such as parent management training that have been shown to reduce aggressive and disruptive behaviours in kids, but added that those interventions are more expensive and take more time. “Perhaps if they were more available, we wouldn’t have as much use of these antipsychotic medications,” Olfson said.

Caffeine may provide relief for Parkinson’s A NEW, small study found people with Parkinson’s disease who took caffeine pills saw slight but noticeable improvements in movement problems related to the condition. The findings warrant further study, Canadian researchers said. And there are still questions - such as if patients would develop a caffeine tolerance, eventually blunting the benefits of coffee or caffeine pills. “It’s a bit too early to say, ‘Everybody should be drinking coffee,’” said lead researcher Dr. Ronald Postuma, from McGill University in Montreal. “Does it really make a difference over years of Parkinson’s disease? I don’t think we know.” Still, he said, caffeine is generally safe, so it could be worth trying for some patients with Parkinson’s who aren’t doing great and also have trouble with sleepiness. About 50,000 to 60,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every year, according to the National Parkinson Foundation. Typical symptoms include shaking and trouble with movement and coordination. There’s no cure for the disease, but some medications can make symptoms less severe. For the new study, Postuma and his colleagues

randomly assigned 61 people with Parkinson’s and in their mid-60s, on average, to six weeks of caffeine pills or identical drug-free placebo pills. Participants in the caffeine group took 100 milligrams when they woke up and again after lunch for the first three weeks, then were bumped up to 200 milligrams twice a day for the rest of the study. In comparison, a cup of brewed coffee typically has about 100 milligrams of caffeine and a 12-ounce soda has between 30 and 50 milligrams. After the study period, people taking caffeine didn’t report a clear improvement in sleepiness. But that group did improve on an overall scale of Parkinson’s symptoms, including on measures of muscle rigidity and other movement problems. The average benefit was a decrease of about five points on the disease rating scale, according to findings published in Neurology. Postuma said a typical patient who’s had Parkinson’s for a few years would have a score of 30 to 40. “Five points on the scale is enough to say on average, ‘Yeah, I feel a bit better, things are a little bit easier,’” he told Reuters Health. “It’s not a massive difference,” he added - but even a small change “can have a real effect on people’s lives.”

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What’s on


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

NICOSIA The Raven (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ted (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.30, 8.05 and 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 5.30, 8.05 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.20pm and 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Dark Knight Rises (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.15 and 10.15pm, and (Screen 2) at 8pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 5.15 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 1.30pm, and (Screen 2) at 8pm, weekends also at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in 3D, in Greek) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in 2D, in Greek) at 8.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) (in 3D, in Greek) at 8.15pm, weekends also at 11.30am; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

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

Summer Open-Air Marathon (tonight: Le Mepris) (in French, with Greek subtitles) Konstantia Open-Air Cinema, Wednesday to Sunday at 9pm. Tel: 22-348203

LIMASSOL The Raven (15) Rio 4 at 6.20, 8.20 and 10.20pm, weekends also at 4.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ted (15) Rio 2 at 6.20, 8.20 and 10.20pm, weekends also at 4.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-

Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.30, 8.05 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

K-Cineplex (Screen 4) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Dark Knight Rises (12) Rio 1 at 7.45 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.15 and 10.15pm, and (Screen 2) at 8pm. Tel: 7777-8383


The Dictator (15) Rio 6 at 10.10pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Lucky One (K) Rio 6 at 6.30 and 8.20pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Tel: 25-871410 The Amazing Spider-Man (12) Rio 3 at 8 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 5.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Dictator (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 8 and 10.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 3 (in 3D, in Greek), weekdays only at 6.20pm. Rio 5 (in 2D, in Greek) at 6.30, 8.20 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in 3D, in Greek) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in 3D, in English) at 8.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm.

The Amazing Spider-Man (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45 and 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 7.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Raven (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ted (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.30, 8.05 and 10.30pm. Tel: 77778383 The Dark Knight Rises (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.15 and 10.15pm, and (Screen 2) at 8pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Dictator (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 8 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Amazing Spider-Man (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in 3D, in Greek) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in 2D, in Greek) at 8.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

PAPHOS The Raven (15) Rio 4 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.30, 8.30 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 Ted (15) Rio 7 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.30, 8.30 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Dark Knight Rises (12) Rio 1 at 4.45, 7.45 and 10.45pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Dictator (15) Rio 3 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.20, 8.10 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Lucky One (K) Rio 2 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.20, 8.10 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Amazing Spider-Man (12) Rio 6 at 8 and 10.30pm, weekends at 8.10 and 10.40pm. Tel: 26-207000 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 5 (in 2D, in Greek) at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.20, 8.10 and 10pm. Rio 6 (in 3D, in English) at 6pm, weekends at 4.30 and 6.20pm. Tel: 26-207000

The Dictator

listings Today Music Hot Nuts Rock’n’Roll the Chas & Dave way. August 10. Frog & Toad, Coral Bay, Paphos. Showtime 9pm. €5.95 including choice of meals. Reservations essential - Tel: 26-343876 Mysterion Live Music festival with DJ STR followed classic rock band. August 10. Galata Square, Nicosia. 8pm. Free Entrance - Food and drinks on sale Master Tempo Well-known rap group from Greece perform live. August 10. Waves Club, Georgiou A 1004, Limassol. 11.30pm. €20/25. A strict door policy will be implemented Tel: 99109191 Dave Mothersole Legend and pioneer of UK’s Deep house and tech-house scene on the decks. August 10. Mare Lounge Club, Makenzie Beach, Larnaca. 10pm. €12/15. Tel: 99775266

Theatre My Friend, Lefterakis Theatro Skala presents the Greek theatrical comedy by Alekos Sakellarios. August 10-12. Larnaca Medieval Fort, Kamil Kenan. 9pm. In Greek. €7/12. Tel: 24-652800

Other Events SummerLand Festival 2012 Two days full of electronic dance music. There will be a stand on the festival ground where you can buy all kinds of official SummerLand merchandise and part of the money raised will go towards to raising funds for the anti-HIV cause of Dance4Life . August 10-11. Finikoudes Promenade, Athinon Avenue, Larnaca. 4pm. €40/60. Tel: 70-088007


Paschalis Terzis Popular Greek singer live in concert. August 11. Tasos Markou Stadium, Paralimni. 9pm. €20/Free for children under 10. Tel: 70-002737 C: Real Popular pop rock band from Greece perform live along with DJ Leonid Rudenko on the decks. August 11. Dolce Club, Amathus Avenue 138, Ayios Tychonas, Limassol. 11pm. Tel: 25-314900 Gemini Celebrating one year of DIRTY events, Dirty Basslines presents, for the first time in Cyprus British electronic music producer and DJ. August 11. Guaba Beach Bar, Amathous Avenue, Agios Tychonas, Limassol

Ongoing Dance

Music Despina Vandi and Elli Kokkinou Two of the biggest names in the Greek music scene, return to Cyprus for a unique concert. August 11. Pelendri Community Stadium, Limassol. 9pm. €20. Tel: 22-372115/25-552503

Sixth Euro-Mediterranean Traditional Dance Festival Five countries showcase their traditional and folklore dances and costumes. August 7-10. Ayia Gyla and Zakaki, Limassol. 7.30pm or 8.30pm. Free. Tel: 25-878744/25-340784

Maniera Cypria: Lemesos, Fabula, Historia, Memoria Exhibition dedicated to ancient findings. Until August 12. Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Lanitis Carob Mill, Limassol. 5pm-9pm daily except Mondays. Tel: 25-342123

I Will follow you to the end of the World - Immigrating for Love Exhibition by visual artist Lia Lapithi influenced the story of Queen Caterina Cornaro. Until September 2. The Leventis Municipal Museum, 15-17 Hippocrates Street, Laiki Yitonia, Nicosia. Open: 3.30pm -5.30pm. Tel: 22-661475

Dimitris Mihlis Solo painting exhibition. Until August 30. Gallery Kypriaki Gonia, 45 Stadiou Street, Larnaca. MondaySaturday: 10am-1pm & 4.30pm-8pm. Sunday:11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm. Tel: 24-621109

Diaspora Exhibition by visual artist Nikos Kourossis. Until September 2. The Leventis Municipal Museum, 15-17 Hippocrates Street, Laiki Yitonia, Nicosia. Open: 3.30pm -5.30pm. Tel: 22-661475

Nicosia International Airport Solo photography exhibition by Andreas Efstathiou. Until August 30. Is Not Gallery, 11 Odysseus, Chrysaliniotissa, Nicosia. MondaySaturday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Tel: 22-343670

The Area is Sacred Solo art exhibition by Panagiotis Mina. Until September 13. 50-1 Gallery, Limassol. Monday-Friday: 11am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Saturday: 11am-1pm. Tel: 99-522977


Twice a Stranger Multimedia exhibition about forced migration and population exchange. Until September 2. The Leventis Municipal Museum, Temporary Exhibitions Hall, 15-17 Hippocrates Street, Laiki Yitonia, Nicosia. Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-4.30pm. Tel: 22-661475/ 22-671997

Summer Breeze Group mixed media exhibition. Until September 15. Apocalypse Gallery, 30 Chytron Street, Nicosia. MondayFriday: 10.30am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10.30am-1pm. Tel: 22-30000/150 Summer 2012 Group exhibition of paintings and sculptures. Until September 30. Morfi Gallery, 84 Agkyras St, Limas-

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

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Something for the weekend Fancy a night out with the guys? How about a hen’s night before the big day? Whatever it is you’re looking for, the Sex and Erotica Festival 2012 is opening its doors to anyone above the age of 18 who is looking for an exploration into this saucy taboo and the diverse elements of sex. Rest assured, this is miles beyond a sleazy red district cabaret or even a four-star gentleman’s club; the festival has a purpose. Being the first event of its kind on the island in recent years, it aims to open the gates to a potentially more liberal community and 21st century mindset. No doubt, there are areas of the venue where one may pursue a retro-esque pole dance or provocative striptease. Things may also come to be close and personal, g g as there will be hired individuals mingling within the crowd. Through this part of the venue, club music will primarily play.. The hat this organisers wish to stress, however, that is not all there is to the night. nations Shows will be put on with all combinations ns as of genders so there are no restrictions to sexual orientation. ted The other side of the room is dedicated ageto the more cultural and artistic engagement with sex. There are phallic and nude sculptures and scriptures; not to a movie mention antiques and novelty erotica posters in a hall towards the back. Morerary over, this part will include a small library a’s of erotica books, including Madonna’s own sex book on display. Now long out ost of print, it has become one of the most e searched for out-of-print books in the m’s world, according to’s annual survey on the topic. “We wanted to show that there is an artistic side to sex,” stresses the owner of the ation Secrets Freedom Club: the organisation which is putting up the festival. pe to “Tastefully” is how the organisers hope g back portray everything. How about going to basics? A pornographic film from the

Looking Ahead Other Events Russo-Cypriot offerings As sad as it may sound, September is just around the corner and there is no running from it. It’s the middle of August, meaning there is little time left to take your day trips to the beach, lay by the pool or enjoy the BBQ. September brings the return of school, cooler weather (hopefully) and a host of events to fill up your social calendar. Over the last six years, the Cyprus Russia Gala has established itself as one of the premier cultural events of the year, every September. It’s a starry event that has lured some of the biggest names in Cyprus and Greece along with a sprinkling of the Muscovite elite. An evening where cultural, political and business figures can mingle, exchange ideas and gather in the landscaped gardens of the Presidential Palace for a charity gala like no other. While the €150 price tag may have

Above: Madonna’s explicit 1992 coffee-table book Sex is one of the most sought after out-of-print titles in the US, according to an annual survey

1940s will be projected pr as a delineation of the sexual spectrum in timeline form. If that’s not retrosp retrospective enough for you, there is also a collection of dug-up artifacts (pottery slabs) s depicting coital acts. Secrets Free Freedom Club has put on events before, such as foam part parties and themed drag sho shows; having even done a th theatrical monologue of a prostitute at the Cyp Cyprus International Fair in Nic Nicosia for international AIDS day. In pre previous years, 35 different artists were invited to the club for organised events. Imagine th the magnitude of the toda as close to 50 will festival today, performing be performing. Last February, the club had even put up a carnival with the theme derived

you running for the hills, this gala evening of music, coupled with fine fare, will allow patrons to enjoy a night of good entertainment, knowing that they are helping someone in need. As usual, the entire proceeds will be donated to the leading Cypriot charity, Radiomarathon Foundation, which helps children with special needs and their families. ces Colourful performances introduced by star Russian entand Cypriot TV presentward ers will include the award winning Greek pop princess Elena Pao parizou, the star who became a household name when she represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, giving the country its only win th in contest history with er the song ‘My Number mOne’. For her performance at the gala, she will be accompanied by the up and coming band Melisses. o From pop princess to rina classic royalty, Katerina st Mina one of the finest

from Priscilla Queen of the Desert; members of the original West End cast had even attended the event. Salsa nights have been also held at the club as the organisers successfully concluded that sex can be merged with any of the aspects and activities of our daily lives. Dance is irrevocably an outlet for sexual expression; none more so than the lusty choreographies of salsa. Groups may have to reserve to attend the festival - there is room for a whopping 8001,000 (of age) guests - and it’s set to last until 4am. Sex & Erotica Festival Festival featuring performers, dancers, shows, striptease, erotic exhibits, DJs and more. August 25. Secrets Freedom Club, 67 Artemidos Avenue, Larnaca. 11pm. €15 plus 1 free drink. Admission is restricted to persons over 18. Tel: 99-557433.

sopranos of her generation, will also be making an appearance. Mina has performed in some of the most prestigious Opera Houses and Concert Halls in the world and is a prize winner in two prestigious international singing competitions. Mina is also the winner of the 2008 Madame Figaro Magazine Singer-of-the-Year Awards. Russians wil will no doubt be looking forward to seeing rock pioneer Evgeny M Margulis and his band. Educat Educated in medicine; he mad made a career in music and his hobby is creative writ writing. A legend in his own right, He was the bass guit guitarist of one of the mo most famous Soviet rock ban bands, Mashina Vremeni (Ru (Russian for Time Machi chine). The band is recognised as a ‘patr ‘patriarch’ of Russian rock music and achieved the cult statu status among several generat erations. While originally ins inspired by The Beatles, M Mashina Vremeni has de developed a unique vo voice throughout the yea years, often changing its sty style, playing classic rock,

By Elias Melas

This Weekend Other Events Ready to bust a move? It’s the ace of all decks and the platinum of all records. These are the Olympic Games for B-boyers’ and hip-hop dancers alike. “Raw circles is one of the rawest dance events in the world”, the organisers announce on the event’s website. “If you come, you’ll witness some of the best dancers the world has to offer, a uniquely intense atmosphere and experience culture in its true form”. Raw Circles is a Pan-European competition where hip-hop dancers with DJ collaboration battle it out in duos; much like a real life Step up. Over 15 countries attend RC per year as there are qualifiers through numerous EU states which fish out contestants for the (annual) International Raw Circles. The event is reaching out to the island on Sunday, as Paranormal Activities Crew is organising the qualifiers. The venue for the event is Eurogym in Ayios Dometios, Nicosia. Workshops for B-boying and DJ-ing will be led throughout the day by members from the international panel of judges of the competition. Raw Circles Qualifiers Qualifiers for the 2vs2 break dancing battle event for Raw Circles International. The winners will win tickets for the raw circles Portugal Europe qualifiers and then the International Raw nal Circles final m in in Belgium gust 2013. August gym, 12. Eurogym, ou 56 Kyriakou ios Matsi, Ayios Dometios,, Nicosia. 20. 6pm. €7/20. scyrawcirclescyundprus@soundm By Elias Melas

Above: Russian rock legend Evgeny Margulis and inset Greek pop star Elena Paparizou blues, rock-n-roll, and the so-called bard (similar to beatnik folk singers in the USA) music. Today it remains one of the oldest active rock bands in Russia, but the quintet has been drifting apart lately, with Margulis recently announcing his departure from Mashina Vremeni. Last, but not least, Russian fourpiece and operatic sensation Kvatro will take to the stage to round off

the evening of high entertainment. Sixth Cyprus-Russia Gala An evening of music and entertainment, and a unique opportunity to appreciate the spirit of Russia and hospitality of Cyprus. September 8. Presidential Palace Gardens, Nicosia. 7pm. €150 per person. All proceeds will be donated to the Radiomarathon Foundation for Children with Special Needs. Tel: 22-867400. pressoffice@

For a full listing of the day’s events, see facing page




The Dictator

SUMMARIES The Raven (See page opposite)

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Ted As a child, John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) makes a Christmas miracle happen by bringing to life his one and only friend – his teddy bear. Ted the talking teddy (voice of Seth MacFarlane) becomes a celebrity but remains faithful to John, his best friend forever. Boy and bear grow up together – but the time comes when grown-up John has to choose between staying with his girlfriend Lori (Mila Kunis) or holding on to his friendship with his crude and extremely inappropriate teddy bear. Also starring Giovanni Ribisi. Directed by Seth MacFarlane. (Comedy, 106 mins.) Our rating:

The Dark Knight Rises It’s been eight years since Batman (Christian Bale) vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the

The Dark Knight Rises

blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act – but everything will change with the arrival of Selina (Anne Hathaway), a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane (Tom Hardy), a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce Wayne out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane. Also starring Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman. Directed by Christopher Nolan. (Comic-book action drama, 164 mins.) Our rating:

The Dictator General Admiral Aladeen

(Sacha Baron Cohen), the dictator of Wadiya, is developing nuclear weapons, and the UN delivers an ultimatum for him to address the General Assembly personally or face the world’s wrath. The demented Dictator and his henchman Tamir (Ben Kingsley) head for New York, where a plot to assassinate him and turn Wadiya into a democracy so its oil can be exploited – by those inside the country as well as some outside – is in the making. But when an anti-Aladeen protester (Anna Faris) mistakes the now beardless Aladeen for a fellow traveller, the Dictator’s complicated predicament becomes even more complicated. Also starring Jason Mantzoukas. Directed by Larry Charles. (Comedy, 83 mins.) Our rating: 

The Lucky One After a fierce battle in Iraq, US Marine Logan Thibault (Zac Efron) sees a photo of a pretty young blonde in the rubble and goes to pick it

up – a move that saves his life. He carries the photo everywhere, like a good-luck charm, and survives his third tour of duty. Once back in the US, he vows to find the girl in the photo, and soon tracks her down: her name is Beth (Taylor Schilling), she lives with her grandmother Nana (Blythe Danner) and young son Ben, and is grieving for her brother who’s been missing in action for a year, also in Iraq. With Logan’s arrival, Beth’s life begins to change for the better – but her ex Keith (Jay R. Ferguson) is hovering over her, and threatening to destroy her newfound stability. Also starring Riley Thomas Stewart. Directed by Scott Hicks. (Drama, 101 mins.) Our rating: 

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Lucky One

Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is an outcast highschooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). He’s trying to figure out who he is, meanwhile also finding his way with his first high-school crush Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Peter finds a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, and begins a quest to solve the mystery of his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner. Along the way he also inadvertently acquires

extraordinary powers – and, as Spider-Man, is set on a collision course with Connors, who transforms himself into ‘The Lizard’. Also starring Denis Leary and Campbell Scott. Directed by Marc Webb. In 3D. (Comicbook action, 136 mins.) Our rating: 

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences – causing a continental cataclysm that creates the Earth as we know it and triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny the mammoth (voiced by Ray Romano), Diego the sabertoothed tiger (voiced by Denis Leary) and Sid the sloth (voiced by John Leguizamo). In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home. Also with the voices of Peter Dinklage and Nick Frost. Directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier. In 3D. (Kids’ cartoon, 94 mins.) Our rating: 

The Last Metro Paris, during the Nazi Occupation. When Lucas Steiner (Heinz Bennent), the Jewish owner of the Montparnasse Theatre, is forced into hiding, his gentile wife and lead actress Marion (Catherine Deneuve) takes over. She hires the womanising actor Bernard Granger (Gerard Depardieu) for the lead in their next production, the aptly titled play Disappearance, which is to be directed from Lucas’ own notes – but rehearsals take place in a climate of fear and persecution. Directed by Francois Truffaut in 1980. In

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NEW FILMS The Raven Directed by: James McTeigue Starring: John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve US 2012, 110 mins. Showing from today at the K-Cineplex and K-Cineplex (Mall of Cyprus) in Nicosia, the Rio and K-Cineplex in Limassol, the K-Cineplex in Larnaca and the Rio in Paphos.

The Raven


French, with Greek subtitles. (Drama, 131 mins.)


Our rating: N/A

When a mother and daughter are found murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) makes a startling discovery: the crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in the local newspaper – part of a collection of stories penned by struggling writer and social pariah Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack). But even as Poe is questioned by police, another grisly murder occurs, also inspired by a popular Poe story. Realising that a serial killer is on the loose using Poe’s writings as the backdrop for his bloody rampage, Fields enlists the author’s help in stopping the attacks – but the stakes soon become even higher, and the inventor of the detective story calls on his own powers of deduction to try to solve the case.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID Pro/Mixed: “Literary journalism and celebrity are the subjects of this satirical nightmare fictionalising the last days of Edgar Allan Poe, who was found before his death in 1849 roaming the streets of Baltimore in a state of delirium … John

Cusack is wittily cast as the washed-up Poe. He is on the skids, always broke and hungover; the city’s newspaper will no longer publish his literary reviews and the glory days of his celebrated macabre tales are a distant memory. Then a serial killer and No 1 Poe fan starts rampaging through the city, reenacting the plots of classic stories such as The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Pit and the Pendulum, daring Poe to catch him and write a late masterpiece about it all. “There’s a bit of Saw and Se7en here, as well as Vincent Price in Theatre of Blood; Stephen King’s Misery and Updike’s Bech Noir spring to mind, and it’s a nice touch to give Baltimore a serial killer over a century before Dr Hannibal Lecter was employed by the Johns Hopkins Medical Centre in that city. It runs out of steam in the final 10 minutes, but there’s some gruesome drama and Cusack is on decent form.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian (UK) Mixed: “Quoth the raven: ‘Eh.’ “Showcasing John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe on the trail of a copycat serial killer, the strangely dull new film The Raven squanders a promising scenario while half-burying Cusack’s mercurial skills as a leading man with the wiles of a character actor… “McTeigue directed V for

Vendetta and, like that picture, The Raven is crowded with incident, yet isn’t very exciting or fluid as cinema. The works of Poe are naturals for the screen, and their beauty lies in their raw intensity, adaptable for lowdown pulp purposes. The Roger Corman-produced Poe adaptations may not have been faithful to the originals, but they worked their own rough magic. The notion in The Raven of Poe chasing after his unwanted protégé before he kills again is a good start. But there’s no real kick or shiver to the events, nor to the ultimate revelation… “As with many fine actors, Cusack walks a thin line between droll understatement and practiced diffidence. McTeigue treats him like a star, and Cusack has his moments. But too many individual scenes requiring sweep and propulsion – a masked ball, the murderer running loose backstage at a theatre – never get out of second gear. And however many digitally created ravens appear on screen in The Raven, it’s one too many. Even for a Poe movie.” Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune (US) Anti: “A thin, bearded John Cusack makes a reasonable Poe, suitably febrile and mercurial – given to outbursts of verbal and physical aggression, though the low-flown dialogue seldom sounds in

period and never sounds like even a cracked genius. The low-wattage supporting cast, though, suggest a project that was downgraded during development: busy Luke Evans (The Three Musketeers, Immortals) doesn’t hold up the cop/sidekick role, pretty Alice Eve is just a token (fictional) pretty woman to be emperilled and Brendan Gleeson just shows up as the girl’s blustering father (the sort of dolt who won’t cancel his masked ball just because of a few murders). From the first crashing chords of the disastrously inappropriate rock score to the frankly dumb punchline, this consistently misses the mark – mostly thanks to haphazard scriptwriting which suggests a wikipedia level of Poe scholarship and a failure to grasp the concept of the whodunit.” Kim Newman, Empire (UK) “A grimly preposterous serial-killer thriller set in 19thcentury Baltimore, this riff on the final days of the author of The Tell-Tale Heart and other masterpieces of the macabre might qualify as literary desecration if it weren’t so silly. “Cusack’s Poe – conceived here as close cousin to Robert Downey Jr’s [Sherlock] Holmes — is a talented wreck whose best days are behind him but who can still rear up and spit in the eye of the philistines, of which there

are many in 1849 Baltimore … A depraved murderer is stalking the city, killing citizens in ways that copycat the author’s famous stories. A gruesome early highlight is the longtime Poe rival who gets the pit-and-pendulum treatment in disgusting detail. ‘But I’m only a critic!’ he shrieks before expiring. I felt much the same way… “The Raven has been directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) with dark style and at galloping speed, neither of which disguise the fact that the movie often doesn’t make a lick of sense. If it were content to lighten up and admit it was trash, there might be some fun to be had, but the dialogue mistakes the florid for the eloquent. (‘God gave him a spark of genius and quenched it with misery,’ someone says about Poe.) The jolts are effective in their Pavlovian way; it’s everything else that lets you down. “Sadly, the over-ripe notion of Edgar Allan Poe, action hero, never takes off. Cusack wants to give a serious performance – historically inaccurate goatee and all – in a movie that isn’t built for it … What The Raven lacks in narrative invention it makes up for by pushing the audience’s face in blood, guts, and hacked flesh. You get that the filmmakers are going for a modern take on Poe’s Gothic vision, but their approach has no poetry and barely any prose.” Ty Burr, Boston Globe (US)


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**************************** LUXURY UPPER HOUSE 180 sq.m at Ayios Dometios. Furnished, 3 bedrooms, laundry room, w/m, s/h c/h, fully air-conditioned, 5 ceiling funs, walled kitchen, refrigerator, curtains, parking place. Tel.99443412 **************************** HOUSE FOR RENT: 5 bedroom detached house, French ambassador and American heart institute area, easy access to city centre, schools, hospitals, all amenities and motorway, in quiet cul-de-sac, on high ground with views of Nicosia and Pentadaktylos. 3 Baths, garage for 2 cars with automatic doors, bbq, fireplace, oil central heating, airconditioning, fully furnished. €2000 Pm, tel 99 621914 ***************************** 3 BEDROOM FLAT completely renovated in Strovolos. 135sqm, quite family owned building recently painted. c/h, a/c, storage room. Stainless steel appliances, washing machine. Sky satellite tv. € 650/ month Call 99 330 908. ***************************** LYCAVITOS 300sq.m., 3 bdrm office lux. €1500, Dasoupolis 2 bdrm., wooden floors modern design €750, Acropolis 3 bdrm f/f., modern furniture, luxury €1000, Hilton 2 bdrm., wooden floors, modern building €850, Mak/ssa whole floor flat with/ without furniture €1200, villas Mak/ssa-Strovolos with pool and garden. Costas Markides Tel: 22378898/99464764, Reg. No. 487, E16. ***************************** FLATS FOR RENT studio strovolos 250,1 bdrm ag.antonios

380,kennedy furnished 440,engomi 490 Ag.andreas 490,dasoupolis 450.makarios av.500,strovolos 400 2bdrm furnished lykavitos 600 acropolis just built 650,anthoupolis 430 3bdrm acropolis 300,engomi 500,Hilton furnished 600 4bdrm ag.andreas fully equipped 800. POSPORIDES ESTATES 99474839 99646822 REG.338 ***************************** ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT, in small quiet building, new, very spacious, fully furnished and air conditioned. Very good location between Strovolos and Engomi, close to The European University (Cyprus College) and all amenities. Covered parking. Rent €495/m. Please call 99695382 ***************************** TO LET 3 bdrm flat Kaimakli area near Frederic. Tel. 99606665. ****************************** LUXURY HOUSES: 1. 5 bedrs detached house, 550sq.m, built in 2 big plots of land, big garden with grass, big swimming pool with extra fence for children and big covered patio with bbq area, big reception areas with marble floor, fire place and bar, big kitchen with all electrical appliances and sitting room with fire place, maid’s room, floor heating, full a/c, blinds on the windows, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower, big bathroom for the other 3 bedrooms and extra shower in the 5th bedroom. Available end of July - Strovolos €2500 (H5ST10001-R), (photos in the website). 2. 3 bedrs luxury ground floor renovated semi detached house,210sq.m, with central

TO LET NICOSIA heating, air conditions, solid parquet floor, fire place, big kitchen with all the electric appliances, 2 wc curtains, big veranda, big patio on the back with bbq area, 2 covered parkings in a quiet neighborhood close to the Embassies –Engomi €900 (H3ENG0002-R), (photos in the website) 3. 4 bedr + separate office space + maid’s room luxury detached house, split level, big open space sitting areas,400sq.m,a/c for hot and cold in all the rooms, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, swimming pool, big verandas, 2 covered parking, in a very quiet area near Lidl – Latsia €2500 (H4LAT0008-R), (photos in the website). 4. 3 bedr luxry detached house with 1 bedr flat in the basement, floor heating with gass a/c units, big kitchen with electrical appliances, 4 wc, 3 bathrooms, big garden with small pebbles, 2 covered parking, in a quiet area in a dead end. Can be rented furnished or not. AVAILABLE in August – Makedonitissa €1700 (H4MAK0027-R), (photos in the website). 5. 4 bedr+ attic room with shower and wc luxury detached house with separate maid’s room, central heating, a/c, separate office room, sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with dining room and big family room opening to the big garden with grass and bbq area, 2 covered parking, behind General flooring shop – Makedonitissa €3000 (H4MAK0025-R), (Photos on the website). 6. 3 bedr + big attic room which can be used as a bedroom/office, detached house, central heating, full a/c,3wc, 2 bathrooms, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen with all the electrical appliances, small garden and patio with bbq area, covered parking, near Apollonion hospital. – Makedonitissa €1200 (H4MAK0016-R),

TO LET NICOSIA (photos in the website) 7. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, 330sq.m, central heating, full ac, 2 covered parking’s, big kitchen with sitting room and all expensive electrical appliances, blinds on the windows, lighting fixtures, 2 bedrs with en suite shower and wc, main bathroom with jacuzzi,3rd bedroom with only shower ,swimming pool with wooden deck around, covered patio with nice covered bbq area, opposite a green area in a very quiet area – Strovolos €2600 (H4ST10040-R), (photos in the website). 8. 4 bedr luxury detached house, 350sq.m, central heating, full a/c, office space, separate maid’s room, big storage room, solid parquet floor in the bedrooms, 2 covered parking, swimming pool, garden with trees, veranda with bbq area, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, big sitting and dining areas, very near to English School, off Athalassas Avenue €2300 (H4ST10036-R), (photos on the website). 9. 3 bedr ground floor semi detached house in very good condition with storage heaters, 5a/c,2wc, big kitchen with cooker and oven, big sitting and dining room, big front veranda, 2 covered parking in a very quiet neighbourhood close to Alpha Mega - Parissinos €550 (H3PA2001-R), (photos in the website). 10. 4 bedr new luxury finished top quality detached house, 290sq.m, central heating, full a/c, master bedroom with ensuite shower/jacuzzi, guest bedroom with shower, main bathroom with jacuzzi, 4wc, fully expensive furnished with 3 LCD televisions, kitchen with very expensive electrical appliances and family room, garden with grass, big covered patio with bbq area,2 covered parking’s, alarm system, pres-

TO LET NICOSIA sure system, - Strovolos €3000 (H4STI0039-R), (Photos on the website). 11. 4 bedr luxury detached house built in 3 plots of land. Separate maid’s room outside the house, big basement with playroom, office and guest room with separate entrance. The house has big sitting and dining room, separate family room, separate kitchen, big bedrooms, internal elevator, central heating, full a/c, big yard with tiles, covered kiosk and trees, 2 covered parking, in a quiet area in a dead end opposite Cineplex – Strovolos €3000 (H4STI0042-R), (photos in the website). 12. 5 bedr new luxury finished detached house with separate maid’s room, one of the bedrooms with shower and wc and can be used as guest room,4 wc, solid parquet floor all the house, separate family room with fire place, big sitting room, separate dining room, big kitchen with breakfast area, big outside patio with tiles and bbq area,2 covered parking, electrical appliances in the kitchen, in a very quiet neighborhood close to CYBC station. Can be rented furnished or not. – Platy Aglantzias €3000 (H5PAG0001-R), (Photos on the website). 13. 3 bedr detached house with extra room for office,250sq.m, central heating independent, 4a/c, big renovated, kitchen with cooker and oven, big sitting and dining room with parquet floor and fire place,1bathroom,1 shower,2wc, 2 covered parking, big verandas surrounded by trees and bushes off 28th October street - Makedonitissa €1300 (H4STI0043-R), (photos in the website). 14. 3 bedr luxury house, nicely modern furnished with big sitting and dining areas with bar,

TO LET NICOSIA central heating, full a/c, big fitted kitchen with TV room, office space, patio area with bbq, covered parking, 3wc, solid parquet floor in bedrooms and granite in the sitting areas, near the MEGA TV station – Archangelos €1300 (H3AR0002-R), (photos in the website). 15. 3 bedr luxury semi detached house with central heating independent, a/c, 3wc, parquet floor, fire place, electrical appliances in the kitchen, curtains, in a very quiet neighbourhood in the area near Falcon school – Strovolos €1500 (H3STI012-R), (photos in the website). 16. 3 bedr + office space +separate maid’s room detached luxury house, 450sq.m, recently renovated, with central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining area with parquet floor, TV room with fire place, big kitchen with breakfast area and fitted cooker and oven, 4 wc, roller blinds on all windows, very big verandas and yard, covered parking, in a very quiet neighborhood in the centre of Makedonitissa opposite a playground. - €1400 (H4MAK0003-R), (photos in the website). 17. 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). 18. New luxury 4 bedr + very

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


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA big 40sq.m attic room with shower and wc semi detached house, 300 sq.m, central heating, full air condition, big sitting and dining areas, 4 wc, 2 showers,1 bathroom, solar heater, pressure system, covered parking, big back yard with tiles, blinds, cooker, oven and, refrigerator in the kitchen, in a very quiet neighborhood and area – Agios Dometios €1500 (H4ADO0004-R). (photos in the website). 19. 4 bedr semi detached house with central heating, 4 a/c, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms, 180sq.m, small yard, bbq area, FULLY FURNISHED, off Costantinoupoleos street near French Ambassador residence – Strovolos €900 (H4STI0043-R), (photos in the website). 20. 4 bedr + 2 separate rooms with showers and wc (120sq.m) detached house with big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with dining area and family room with fire place, very big swimming pool with bbq area, covered patio, garden with grass, central heating in 4 zones, full a/c, 6wc, 5 covered parking’s, pressure system, opposite Apoel training field. Can be rented furnished or not. AVAILABLE END OF AUGUST – Archangellos €4000 (H4AR0007-R), (photos in the website). 21. 4 bedrs luxury detached villa built in 5 plots of land, 600sq., central Heating, full a/c, very big garden with grass, big swimming pool 5 x 13, bar with bbq area, office space, TV room with fire place, marble

TO LET NICOSIA floor, all the bedrooms en suite shower/bathroom, separate self contained apartment for the maid, 2 covered parking in a nice area with easy access to the Limassol road. Can be rented also partially furnished – Latsia €5000(H4LAT0007-R), (photos in the website). 22. 4 bedr luxury detached house, separate maid’s room, 600 sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 6 wc, 4 bathrooms, big sitting and dining areas opening on to the garden, big kitchen with electrical appliances, built in 2 big plots of land with huge garden with grass, swimming pool, 2 covered parking, in a quiet neighbourhood close to Alpha Mega supermarket Engomi - €3700 (H4PA20005-R), (photos on the website). 23. 4 bedr luxury detached house with expensive finishes, office space, separate maid’s room, 3 of the bedrooms with en suite shower/bathroom, floor heating, full air condition, white marble floor all the house, fire place, lighting fixtures, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, swimming pool with bbq area, small garden,2 covered parking’s in a nice neighbourhood with expensive houses near KEMA building – Platy Aglantzias €3500 (H4PAG0004-R), (photos in the website). For many more properties with photos visit our website at which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225/96422225/96422226,

TO LET NICOSIA **************************** LUXURY FLATS:

1. 2 bedr luxury fully renovated apartment, storage heaters, 3 a/c, separate big kitchen, big sitting dining room, fully modern furnished and equipped with solid parquet floor off Prodromou street – Engomi €600 (A2ENG0010-R), (photos in the website). 2. 2 bedr new luxury modern, 2 storey apartment with solid parquet floor, floor heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, expensive fitted electrical appliances, blinds, covered veranda with very nice view, in a quiet neighbourhood on a modern design building. AVAILABLE 1st of August – Aglantzia €750 (A2AGZ0021-R), (photos on the website). 3. 1 bedr luxury spacious apartment with big sitting room, separate kitchen with electrical appliances, central heating independent with diesel,2 a/c, aluminum shutters in the bedrooms, covered veranda, covered parking, storage room, on a small quiet building in a quiet neighborhood – Agios Dometios €450 (A1ADO0004-R), (photos in the website). 4. 3 bedr luxury PENTHOUSE apartment with storage heaters, full a/c, office space, very big veranda 100sq.m with nice view and bbq area with bar, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, 2 bathrooms, 2 storage rooms, covered parking, in a small building near Hilton park and Ippokration hospital – Engomi €1000

TO LET NICOSIA (A3ENG0023-R), (photos in the website). 6. 1 bedr luxury fully furnished apartment, 60sq.m, with 2 a/c for hot and cold, spacious, covered parking, on a small building near Alpha Mega supermarket – Dasoupolis €450 (A1DAS0001-R), (photos in the website). 7. 2 bedr brand new luxury finished apartment on a small modern design building with 2 bathrooms, a/c for hot and cold (Mitsubishi), storage heaters can be installed if needed, electrical shutters in the bedrooms, pressure system, water serculation system, solar, electrical appliances in the kitchen, blinds, covered veranda, 2 COVERED PARKING, storage room, near the centre and near traffic lights of Honda showroom. – Agioi Omologites €700 (A2AOM0007-R) 8. 1 bedr, fully furnished and equipped apartment, 50sq.m, 2 a/c for hot and cold, covered verandah, covered parking, ice view off Makarios Avenue between Hilton and DEBENHAMS shop – Nicosia Centre €460 (A1NIC0006-R), (photos in the website). 9. 3 bedr new luxury penthouse apartment on the last floor of a 3 storey building, CH ind, full a/c, pressure system, cooker and oven in the kitchen, blinds in the living room, 2 bathrooms, 130sq.m, big veranda with view, covered parking, 200m opposite Akropolis park. Acropolis €850(A3ACS0039-R), (photos on the website).

TO LET NICOSIA 10. 2 bedr new luxury finished apartment with a/c for hot and cold, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, big covered veranda,2 bathrooms,2wc,covered parking, storage room, secured entrance building in a very quiet neighborhood – Aglantzia €650 (A2AGZ0022-R), (photos in the website) 11. 1 bedr luxury spacious apartment with big sitting and dining room, storage heaters, 2 a/c, cooker, oven, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, refrigerator in the kitchen,2 wc, 1 bathroom, blinds, big covered veranda, storage room, parking, big common SWIMMING pool. Price includes common expenses – Latsia €500 (A1LAT0004-R), (photos in the website). 12. 2 bedrs big luxury flat, 110sq. m+big covered veranda, CH ind, 3 a/c, cooker, oven in the kitchen, roller blinds, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, parquet and granite floor, big bedrooms, big sitting and dining room, covered parking, intercom, on a small building with 6 flats only near Coca Cola factory 2 km from McDonalds in Egomi – Agios Dometios €550 (A2ADO0013-R), (photos in the website). 13. New luxury 2 bedr apartment with nice view, 100sq.m, big sitting & dining area, big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, big covered verandah, 2 wc, storage heaters, 2 a/c, electric shutters in the bedrooms, covered parking and storage room on the 11th floor of a small building with 6 flats only 200 meters for Akropo-

TO LET NICOSIA lis park and opposite a small neighborhood park – Dasoupolis €550 (A2DAS0001-R), (photos in the website). 14. 3 bedr apartment, 140sq.m,central heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, big separate kitchen with cooker and oven in the kitchen, blinds, covered parking off Kennedy and Markora street walking distance to the centre – Nicosia Centre €550 (A3NIC0023-R), (photos in the website). 15. 3 bedr +separate maid”s room (with shower and wc) & luxury apartment with central heating independent, full a/c, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, big separate kitchen with breakfast area and electrical appliances, big sitting and dining area with solid parquet floor, big covered veranda, blinds, alarm system, 2 parking, in a quiet area off Makarios Avenue near Hilton – Nicosia Centre €1100 (A3NIC0023-R), (photos in the website). 16. New luxury 2 bedr apartment with central heating independent, full ac, fully modern nicely furnished and equipped, big covered verandah, 2 wc, covered parking opposite Hilton, off Makarios Avenue close to the centre – Lykavitos €650 (A2LYK0003-R), (photos in the website) 17. Brand new quality finished 2 storey Penthouse apartment with cozy nicely modern fully furnished apartment, 150sq.m unique design, a/c for hot and cold in all the flat, 2wc, big verandas around the flat, private elevator with lock for the flat ,


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA in the centre of Makedonitissa of 28th October street – €1200 (A2MAK0004-R), (photos in the website). 18. 4 bedr luxury floor apartment,250sq.m, office, maid’s room, central heating ind, full a/c,2 showers, 1 bathroom, 3wc, parquet floor, big kitchen with cooker and oven, big sitting area, roller blinds on all the windows, big veranda on a small building off Athalasas Avenue near Alpha Mega supermarket and Areteion hospital – Dasoupolis €1100 (A4DAS002-R), (photos on the website) 3 bedr luxury spacious floor apartment on the 4th floor of award winning building,200sq. m+big covered veranda, central heating independent, full built in air conditions, lighting fixtures, curtains and blinds on all windows, big spacious living room with fire place, big kitchen with double cooker, oven and microwave and breakfast area, double glazed windows, all the bedrooms with en suite shower/bath, big satellite dish with sky decoder,2 covered parking and storage room, close to American embassy and other amenities – Engomi €1600 (A3ENG0025-R), (photos in the website). 20. 3 bedr new luxury finished penthouse floor apartment, 240sq.m, big sitting and dining area(can fit 2 sitting rooms and dining table), big separate kitchen with cooker, oven, microwave, laundry room and

TO LET NICOSIA breakfast area, big bedrooms, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, storage heaters, full a/c, blinds on all windows, pressure system, covered parking, big covered veranda, off Iphigenia’s street near Ministry of Education on a small building with 7 flats only. Available in September – Acropolis €1300 (A3ACS0019-R), (photos in the website). 21. 2 bedr new luxury apartment with central heating independent, full a/c, 2wc, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen with cooker and oven, blinds on all windows, covered veranda, solar heater, pressure system, covered parking, storage room, on a small building in a quiet neighborhood next to a playground, near Central offices of Cyta and Laiki Head quarters – Dasoupolis €600 (A2DAS0018-R), (photos in the website). 22. 4 bedr new luxury finished apartment, 160sq.m+35sq.m covered veranda, big sitting and dining room, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, Daikin air-conditions for hot and cold in all the rooms, 2 bedrs with en suite shower/wc, 4wc, 2 covered parking, in a small modern building off Makarios Avenue in a quiet neighbourhood. Available in August – Nicosia Center €1400 (A4NIC0001-R), (photos in the website). 23. New luxury spacious 3 bedr quality apartment, 165sq.m+ big covered verandah, separate floor heating, full a/c, 3 wc,

TO LET NICOSIA 2 bathrooms (one en suite), solid parquet floor all the flat, big sitting and dining area (can fit 2 sitting rooms and dining table), electrical appliances in the kitchen which has a breakfast area,2 covered parking, storage room in a very quiet green neighbourhood near the centre and Ag. Andreas - AVAILABLE in AUGUST– Nicosia Center €1450 (A3NIC0004-R), (photos in the website). 24. New luxury 2 bedr apartment, open plan kitchen, 3 a/c for hot and cold, blinds on all the windows, nicely expensive full furnished with real leather sofas, double bed, big dining table, LCD 32”, satellite dish with receiver, internet, very big bedrooms with big and many wardrobes, covered parking and storage room, in a quiet area near BMH – Aglantzia €620 (A2AGZ0001-R), (photos in the website). 25. 2 bedr new luxury finished and FURNISHED ground floor apartment, 80sq.m +120sq.m veranda and garden, separate floor heating, full a/c, 2wc, aluminum shutters outside the windows, pressure system, fully expensively fitted with electrical appliances in the kitchen, big covered parking and big storage room, off Athallassa Avenue near English School in a small modern building. AVAILABLE 1st of AUGUST – Strovolos €800 (A2ST10023-R), (photos in the website). 26. 3 bed brand new luxury

TO LET NICOSIA finished apartment in a small modern design building with 2 bathrooms(one en suite), expensive electrical appliances in the kitchen, double glazed windows with electrical shutter, covered veranda, pressure system, solar heater, central satellite antenna, 2 covered parkings, storage room, security entrance, close to Honda traffic lights walking distance to the centre – Agioi Omologites €850 (A3AOM0009-R), (photos in the website). 27. 3 big bedrs +office space luxury penthouse floor apartment, renovated, central heating independent, full a/c, 230sq.m, double glazed windows,3wc, 2 bathrooms (one en suite), solar heater, pressure system, SKY satellite dish, big sitting and dining areas, solid parquet floor all the flat, big kitchen with cooker and oven and breakfast area, very nice view of the old city,40sq.m private roof garden area ,covered parking on a small building in the centre of Nicosia near the Museum and the old Hospital. Available middle 15th of SEPTEMBER –Nicosia Centre €1200 (A4NIC0005-R), (photos in the website) For many more properties with photos visit our website at www.landtouristestates. com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225 / 96-422225 / 96422226 ***************************** 2 BDRM flat in the centre of Ni-

TO LET LIMASSOL cosia. Rent €450. For information call 99453663, 99663927. *****************************

LIMASSOL ***************************** FIRST FLOOR HOUSE FOR RENT in Potamos Germasogia. 1 bedroom A/C, full furnished. Parking available large veranda. Call 96717537 ***************************** FOR RENT one bedroom furnished flat in Katraki building, 100 metres from the sea and Debenhams Olympia. Price €450 (included common expenses). Tel: 99406415 Andreas, fax: 25582963

FOR RENT IN LIMASSOL furnished studio with small verandah, air condition (hot/cold), in the tourist area, opposite the sea, on “Lordos Beach Garden”, 2nd floor. Rent €250 per month. Information Tel. 25378504. 4 BEDROOM recently renovated whole floor apartment of 200sqm.. Fully Furnished. Opposite sea, swimming pool, tennis court, and security gate. 3 new bathrooms, new kitchen with stainless steel appliances. 2 Covered parkings. Price € 1500/month. Call 99 330 908 OFFICE FOR RENT opposite sea with amazing sea views. 120sqm, 2 bathrooms, kitchen. Security system, cabling and server room ready. Price € 1400/month negotiable tel. 99 330 908

TO LET LIMASSOL listing-LIM-0103 GROUND FLOOR HOUSE 3 bedrooms in Omonia furnished /unfurnished, fire place in sitting room, main sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, utility, shower with W/C. A/C in bedrooms. Covered parking. Price €650. Tel 95 116808 VERY SPACIOUS LUXURY BUNGALOW HOUSE situated in the village of Palodeia, ideal for its proximity to the Heritage school and only 5 miles to Limassol town centre with shops and banks close by. Accommodation comprises of an open plan sitting room/dining area, fully fitted and equipped kitchen, 1 master bedroom with en-suite, 3 large bedrooms, a separate wc/bathroom and an office room. A/c & c/h throughout. In front of the house is a car port for 2 cars but has additional space for another 3 or 4 cars. Price €1250.00pm. Viewing available after 23/8/12 please contact Yiannakis Georgiou 99451011. ***************************** OFFICE FOR RENT OPPOSITE SEA WITH amazing sea views. 120sqm, 2 bathrooms, kitchen. Security system, cabling and server room ready. Price € 1400/month negotiable tel. 99 330 908 listing-LIM-0103

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Advertiser TO LET LARNACA naca – Dhekelia road, close to Golden Bay Hotel 1 & 2 bedroom apts, furnished and with low rent with swimming pool, 2 minutes walking distance from the beach, with a new pedestrian crossing in front of the building. Contact us on 99672466, 99404522, and 99078590 LARNACA FLAT FOR RENT: Fully-furnished spacious 2-bedroom first floor flat in central location near Metro supermarket, A/C, private parking, intercom system, ensuite bathroom, small block. Phone: 99354789 PHINIKOUDES PROMENADE one bdr apt on the 4th floor, F/F, a/c. In the most exclusive area on the sea front of the city centre. A panoramic view of the Marina and the sea. Situated right on the sea. Makes life a holiday all year round. For long term rent only €380. Tel: 99222197, 99541828. FULLY FURNISHED one bedroom flat near Larco hotel Larnaca. Price €370. Tel: 99202543 **************************** 1. K.S.L LETTINGS – APARTMENT FOR RENT Fully Furnished ground floor 2 bedroom apartment, overlooking pool. Beautifully furnished throughout. 350 Euros per calendar month. Larnaca District. Quote TLL884. Tel. (00357) 24815104 2. K.S.L LETTINGS – Properties Required for waiting Long Term Tenants. We desperately require 2/3 & 4 bedroom villa’s with private swimming pools



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6 BEDROOM, LUXURY DETACHED VILLA in Chlorakas, for rent. Breathtaking, unobscured sea and mountain views. Close to all amenities, located in a cul de sac in Melanos area with a private road. 6 bed, 2 bathrooms (+2en suite), utility room, outdoor storage, Jacuzzi, private pool, fully A/C, fitted kitchen, large verandas and landscaped gardens. Long term let or sale by owner, call 99414920 **************************** FOR RENT 2bed townhouse 3 km from Paphos centre in small project of 4 units, large swimming pool available, free wifi Large green areas around, sea and mountain views €350 per month .Please call 99439891. **************************** UNIVERSAL AREA, 1 bedroom, furnished apartment, off street parking, quiet area, euro 250 per month, plus electricity, no other charges. Tel : 96523557 **************************** FOR RENT A selection of 1 to 5 bedroom houses & apartments F/F & U/F Universal, Peyia, Tomb of the Kings, Tsada, Timi & Kato Paphos Landlord & Owners please call 99329357 Or please view at are website Fully Registered Company in Cyprus ***************************** CHLORAKA, 2 bedroom apart-

4. WWW.KSLLETTINGS.COM – VILLA FOR RENT Fully furnished 3 bedroom Villa with a good-sized rear garden & Communal pool, located in the village of Oroklini. Call for further information quoting Ref. TLL1189. Tel. (00357) 24815104 CALL 24 815 104 TO ENQUIRE OR ARRANGE A VIEWING – NO OBLIGATION OR FEES. VIEW OUR FULL RANGE OF OVER 200 PROPERTIES BY VISITING WWW.KSLLETTINGS.COM UPDATED DAILY. LANDLORDS ADVERTISE YOUR PROPERTY FOR FREE AND GET WORLD WIDE ADVERTISING – NO TENANT NO FEE ! ****************************

PAPHOS 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT in the heart of Kato Paphos, the property is situated in a quiet, private complex, next to archeological site overlooking the light house, very reasonable rent, tel : 99411933 AGIOS NEOPHYTOS, TALA, 2 bedroom house, with a/c, split



ment, only 5 years old, fully furnished with a/c, lovely, large patio area in rear €300 per month, + communal charges please call Malcolm on: 99127031 - no agents **************************** FOR RENT new ground floor terrace studios for rent in Kouka village(20 minutes from Limassol) in a quiet and peaceful area fully furnished €180 per month minimum contract 1 year. Inf. Mob 99548855 **************************** For your consideration 1. KATHIKAS AREA €450 a modern 2 bedroom, stone walled villa with sea views, large swimming pool and 650 sq metres garden. In a quiet cul-de-sac, available unfurnished or furnished. Solar panels and pressurised water system. A great villa in a fabulous village. Will accept pets. 2. TREMITHOUSA €275 situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, this furnished modern 3 bedroom detached house with small garden is available, a/c throughout and satellite broadband. Offering fantastic views of the sea. 3. TREMITHOUSA €250 luxury 2 bedroom maisonette. Fully furnished with modern furniture and satellite broadband. Modern furniture with new appliances. & A/c throughout.

Good sea views. Located in a fabulous village. A must see! 4. CENTRAL PAPHOS €250 modern 1 bedroom top floor apartment, opposite bowling, master with walk-in wardrobe. Fully furnished with all appliances. Lift to all floors. This complex offers a lovely communal pool area and security barrier entrance. Close to amenities, a great central location. Call Val on 99166563 Or Liz on 96703403 **************************** UNIVERSAL AREA, 2 bedroom modern furnished town house, communal pool Euro 450 per month Tel 99387842 ***************************** ANAVARGOS, 3 bedroom detached house, low maintenance garden, communal pool, very close to international school, Unfurnished or furnished, euro 550 per month Tel: 99239262 **************************** ONE BEDROOM fully furnished apartment for rent in Kissonerga. Near Cynthiana Beach hotel and close proximity to Coral Bay. Overlooking the sea and 100 metres from beach. AC in bedroom. Tel: 99-492521/ 99- 673276 **************************** PEYIA – 3 bedroom villa with modern quality furniture and

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TO LET PAPHOS 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 CONTACTOFFERING FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENT COLLECTION SERVICE 1. UNIVERSAL AREA €550 spacious 3 bedroom semi detached house all with ensuite bathrooms plus downstairs guest wc. Large storage room & roof terrace. Enclosed garden with private pool. Drive for off street parking. Available unfurnished with sky satellite. Situated in a great central location. 2. TALA €625 unfurnished modern 3 bedroom detached villa offering total privacy & breathtaking sea views. Includes underfloor heating plus real fire. Master with ensuite. Large storage room. Shutters & flyscreens. Covered veranda,

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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS garden with mature plants, private pool offering sea views. Off street parking. A beautiful home. 3. KAMARES €675 we are delighted to offer this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom bungalow offering magnificent sea views. Lovely enclosed garden & private pool. Available unfurnished though can be furnished if desired. Includes central heating throughout plus modern gas fire for those winter months. Outdoor storage facilities, shaded patio area, fly screens & shutters. 4. KONIA €700 new to the market this spacious detached 3 bedroom villa, master with ensuite. Guest wc. Beautifully furnished with quality modern furniture. Separate modern fitted kitchen plus separate utility room. Shutters to all windows. Roof terrace with sea views. Fully enclosed garden with storage shed, covered barbeque area and private pool offering lovely views. 5. PEYIA €700 rental price includes pool cleaning. Unfurnished 3 bedroom bungalow, master with ensuite. Spacious kitchen & living area. Enclosed garden with well & private pool offering sea views. Covered verandas, private drive for off street parking. Situated in a quiet residential area. 6. PEYIA €750 price includes pool cleaning. If you are looking for a villa with breathtaking views & privacy than this property is for you. This modern detached 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villas is furnished with modern furniture, including satellite TV. One bedroom & bathroom on ground floor. a spacious enclosed garden with private pool offering stunning views. Off street parking.

TO LET PAPHOS 7. KOILI €800 brand new modern detached 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa. High quality fixtures & fittings. Spacious living area with real fireplace, plus underfloor heating throughout. Enclosed garden with private pool. Total plot size 600 sq meters, covered area 220 sq metres. Available unfurnished. Pets allowed. 8. MESOGI €1250 stunning detached 4 bedroom 5 bathroom villa. One bedroom & ensuite on ground floor. Spacious kitchen with separate utility room. Available unfurnished though includes gas central heating plus real fireplace in living area. Enclosed garden & private pool. Gated entrance with undercover parking. Situated on a private road. Tel: 97790883 office: 26271858 visit our website for many more properties email: info@ **************************** RENTAL POINT - PAPHOS PROPERTIES AVAILABLE TO RENT IN THE PAPHOS DISTRICT. JUST A SMALL SAMPLE OF AVAILABLE PROPERTIES. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL. CALL 97648440 FOR MORE INFORMATION. LANDLORDS CALL IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT.!!! 1. KAMARES - TALA – 2 bed 2 bath fully furnished luxury bungalow set on an elevated plot on this prestigious development. Open plan living area with feature fireplace, dining area. Separate kitchen with D/W etc. Separate utilty room with access to side garden. 2 double , bedrooms, master with en-suite. Family bath-

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

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

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

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

TO LET PAPHOS room. Large verandah overlooking the pool. Sep storage room, covered parking and additional store. Swimming pool, and landscaped gardens. Euros 600.00 a month or sensible offers only 2. TRIMITHOUSA 3 bed 2. bath unfurnished apartment/house set in quiet location with views. Open plan living area and dining area.. Fully fitted kitchen with appliances . Guest WC. 3 double bedrooms. Family bathroom. Large balcony, offstreet parking. Euros 400.00 a month. 3. KATHIKAS – 3 bed,2 bath unfurnished stone bungalow with no immediate neighbours.. Open plan living area with fireplace with log burner.. Fitted kitchen, utility room. 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite. Family bathroom. Parking, Swimming pool and landscaped garden areas. Very quiet area. Euros 600.00 a month 4. MESA CHORIO – 2 Bed, 2. bath fully furnished apartment in good location close to ISOP Open plan living area with dining space. Fitted kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, master with en-suite. Family bathroom. Off street parking & comm. Pool. Minutes into Paphos. Euros 425. Or close offers 5. GOUDI (near Polis) Outstanding 3 bed, 3.5 bath unfurnished villa. Set in a rural setting the property enjoys privacy with no immediate neighbours. Open plan living area, spacious fitted kitchen. Guest WC. Ground floor bedroom with en-suite. Stairs to 2 further double bedroom with en-suite. Breakfast area with hob & fridge and seating space. Doors out to large covered verandah with panoramic views. Full A/C, C/H, garage, over-flow tiled pool, SKY dish. Villa has substantial insulation to walls and floors. Large gardens. Euros 800.00 per month. 6. UNIVERSAL AREA. 2 bed fully furnished apartment. Living area, fitted kitchen. 2 double bedrooms and family bathroom. A/C, balcony, shutters, comm. Pool and parking. Euros 400.00 a montn or offers. 1 & 2 bed apartments available on Universal. 7. TALA - 5 bed, 3.5 bath large fully furnished villa. Very large property with open plan living area. Fitted kitchen, storage cupboard, guest WC. 2 bedrooms, bathroom on this level with small seating area. Ideal for dual living. Stairs up to 3 double bedroom, en-suite & family bathroom. Heated swimming pool, A/C, C/H. Electric gates and garden areas. Parking for several cars. Euros 1500.00 per month or

TO LET PAPHOS offers. 8. POLEMI – 4 bed 2.5 bath massive unfurnished apartment with own entrance in large landscaped gardens. Spacious open plan living area with feature fireplace and dining space Huge fitted kitchen and breakfast area. Guest WC with storage area.4 double bedrooms. Master with en-suite bathroom. Family bathroom. Pretty landscaped gardens, shared pool and off street parking. Quiet rural property.. Euros 550.00 per month. OVNO FOR FULL LISTINGS OF APARTMENTS/TOWNHOUSES AND VILLA PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL LANDLORDS/OWNERS PLEASE CALL PLEASE CALL 97648440 or email: - 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 NICOSIA in quite area. Building recently plastered and painted. €850,000 euro. negotiable Call: 99 330 908 *************************** FOR SALE is a building with 4 flats, each 3 bedroom. 2 on the ground floor with yards, and 2 on the first floor. 2 on first floor completely renovated. Located in quiet area. Building recently plastered and painted. €850,000 negotiable Call: 99 330 908 *************************** FOR SALE PENTHOUSE between Armenias Str and Hilton Hotel. 3 bedroom, main bedroom with shower, c/h, fireplace, large verandas. For more information please call: 99467596.

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

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

PROPERTY FOR SALE NICOSIA FOR SALE, single storey 3-bdrm house, double garage, storeroom, s/pool, nice garden, built on 1800 sq. m. of land located in Pera-Chorio (Nissou), 17 Km. south of Nicosia. Owner is returning to base. Tel. 22 523 399 / 96 799 267 FLAT FOR SALE: 2 BEDROOM FLAT with title deeds, 110 sqm, fully renovated, best central area, 800m from the European University, excellent view, eu 119,000. Tel 99 621914 *************************** FOR SALE IS A BUILDING WITH 4 FLATS, each 3 bedroom. 2 on the ground floor with yards, and 2 on the first floor. 2 on first floor completely renovated. Located

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

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

LARNACA PERVOLIA 4 Bed house for sale with Full Title Deeds. 160m covered on a 285m plot. Private swimming pool, aircon, flyscreens, carport. Built 2007, 5 min walk to Pervolia square, 3 min drive to Faros beach. €220,000, 99051706 JUST ON SEA luxurious two story villa, four en-suite bedrooms, steam baths, roof garden, for sale, at Pervolia beach, 8 kilometres from Larnaca. Asking price €1,499,000. Call 00357 97790619. AMAZING SEASIDE WATERFRONT BEACH APARTMENT - Immaculate and spacious open-plan living, 2 double bdrms, fantastic sea views, big veranda and parking in exclusive location

FOR SALE LARNACA only 6 minutes to Larnaca airport. This excellent investment property is available immediately with title deeds. For viewing telephone 99890128. NEAR MARONI Coastline Larnaca 2 bdrm bungalow on large plot Wrap around veranda with sea & mountain views, Large lounge/ dining room, Large Kitchen, Full C/H Provision for a/c All furniture & car included €295,000 99147929 ***************************

PAPHOS *************************** UNIVERSAL AREA, 1 bedroom apartment with title deeds, c/p, communal pool in small complex of 8, under cover parking, roof terrace, store room and large balcony overlooking the pool, the sale also includes celing fans, white goods and furniture , bargain at : euro 69.500, Tel : 99131044 *************************** FLATS FOR SALE OR RENT: kissonerga, 3 bedroom flat with title deeds, in a block of 4 flats only, fully renovated, 2 baths, 146 sqm closed area, ch, ac, covered parking, excellent view of sea and mountains, half registration fees till 31.12.12. Reduced to eu 135,000,or rent eu 450 pm. Tel 99 621914 *************************** 2 PROPERTIES BETWEEN POLIS AND LATSI. 2 bed townhouse, village centre €69,000 and quiet 3/4 bed house overlooking bay. 2 bath, c.h. wood burner, a.c. bedrooms, salt water 9x6 pool set in approx 2.500 sq.mts. €444,000 Tel: 99995531 *************************** TALA, 5 bdrm villa for sale . Title deeds. Sea and mountain view. 5 en-suite double bedrooms. Central heating, a/c, fireplace. Private L shape s/ pool and garden area, patio, with bbq, bar and pergola. Car parking. Plot: 620 sq.m. Covered: 285sqm, €458.000. tel. 99587757. ***************************

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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



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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Television PICK OF THE DAY Ceremonies to honour Pavlos Kontides (CyBC1, from 11.00) I feel sorriest for George Achilleos. And all the other members of the Cyprus Olympic team, of course - high-jumper Kyriakos Ioannou, gymnast Chrystalleni Trikomiti (who’s still in the running for a medal, at least in theory), tennis star Marcos Baghdatis - but Achilleos came so close four years ago, missing a Bronze in Skeet Shooting by the slimmest of margins. He did much worse at London 2012, not even making the Final, and must now stand on the sidelines and watch as his fellow Limassolian Pavlos Kontides is given a hero’s welcome, having made history by winning Cyprus its first-ever Olympic medal (not completely true, since we’ve won some medals at the Paralympics; but of course it’s not quite the same). Kontides, as everyone knows, won a sailing Silver in the Men’s Laser category - and the country has predictably gone nuts. At 11 a.m. today we have live transmission of Pavlos at the Presidential Palace, being presented with some very prestigious Cross by President Christofias, then at 6.30 p.m. you can cheer along with the cheering crowds in Limassol followed at 7.30 by a half-hour interview he previously gave to CyBC. I don’t know how old that CyBC interview is but, in any case, Kontides didn’t just appear out of nowhere. He’s been climbing up the rankings

for years now - and it’s no secret that, in all that time, he’s had minimal support from the CSO and the powers-that-be. That only makes his victory more special, of course, and his tale is truly heroic, paying his own way (with vital support from his family) and battling injuries en route to the Olympics - but even Kontides himself, in the midst of his euphoria, let slip that “with better support” he hopes to go for Gold at Rio 2016. Countries tend to go a bit Olympics-crazy, and that’s understandable; even the BBC website has been taken over by the exploits of Team GB in recent weeks. But there’s a suspicion of playing politics here, our government using Kontides as a way of improving the nation’s mood (hence its own popularity) - all the more dubious given that he didn’t receive much support when it mattered (now that he’s a winner, of course, everyone wants a piece of him). And there’s something else. Sporting success is a fragile thing, and we do wrong to assume that an athlete is always in control of his (or her) destiny; by going overboard with Kontides and completely ignoring the likes of Achilleos we’re actually neglecting the Olympic ideal - viz. that it’s not about winning, it’s about taking part. Well done to Pavlos, and all our other Olympic heroes!

Preston Wilder



The Losers (LTV3, 20.00) Winners watch Oscar winners like The Color of Money on Novacinema2 tonight, but losers like me are happy with The Losers - a gleefully non-PC action comedy starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Clay, leader of a black-ops CIA unit. “Clay and his unit? That sounds like porno,” observes Jason Patric as the baddie, an evil dude with a nice line in sardonic quips - but in fact Clay and his unit are out to get him, having been forced undercover after being betrayed and left for dead. Also in the splashy, funny mix is Chris Evans as the nerdy member of the team (“You know cats can make 1000 different sounds, and dogs can only make 10?”), Zoe Saldana as a lithe special agent who gets in a huge knock-down fight with Clay, and a spectacularly stupid stunt involving a bike and a plane coming at our hero from different directions. Almost everyone thought it was poor; I thought it was the fi lm The A-Team should’ve been (and wasn’t), but I guess I’m just a loser. Made in 2010.

Larry Crowne (Novacinema1, 17.45) 07:00 Baboons With Bill Bailey 07:25 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life 08:15 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 08:40 Breed All About It 09:10 Pandamonium 10:05 Monster Bug Wars 11:00 Wildlife Sos 11:25 Orangutan Island 11:55 Animal Cops Houston 12:50 E-Vets: The Interns 13:45 Animal Precinct 14:40 Monster Bug Wars 15:30 Karina: Wild On Safari 16:00 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 16:30 Jeff Corwin Unleashed 17:25 Must Love Cats 18:20 Cats 101 19:15 Wildlife Sos 19:40 Orangutan Island 20:10 Monkey Life 20:35 Animal Battlegrounds 21:05 Monster Bug Wars 22:00 How Sharks Hunt 22:55 I Was Bitten 23:50 Animal Cops Houston 00:45 Crime Scene Wild 01:40 Untamed & Uncut 02:35 How Sharks Hunt 03:30 I Was Bitten 04:25 Monster Bug Wars 05:20 Monkey Life 05:45 Animal Battlegrounds 06:10 E-Vets: The Interns

Shelter (LTV, 21.00) “From the producers of The Ring,” declares the trailer, which doesn’t mean very much (producers don’t have much creative input on fi lms) but gives an idea of the sinister tone; “and the writer of Identity,” it adds - which makes sense, since the twist in that fi lm was almost identical to the plot of this one. Julianne Moore is our heroine, a shrink whose most difficult patient (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) has an unusual problem: not only does he have multiple personalities but each personality is a murder victim - i.e. the people he pretends to be all died horribly - though it doesn’t seem like Jon himself had anything to do with those murders. Or did he? Lots of spurious God-talk, lots of slow build-up, lots of gratuitously nasty detail, all disguising a plot riddled with holes. Probably the silliest supernatural thriller since ... well, the last supernatural thriller. Made in 2010.

Frozen (Novacinema3, 23.00) Rated ‘R’ in the States “for disturbing images and language” - though, seeing as it’s a story of three skiers stuck on a ski-lift, I’m assuming the images are of icy hands and frostbite, and the language is along the lines of ‘Oh fudge, we’re stuck on a ski-lift!’. Non-skiers (like me) always fi nd it mildly terrifying that one is expected to sit on a fl imsy little chair - not even strapped in - and hang from a cable hundreds of feet in the air; skiers insist that ski-lifts are perfectly safe, but they’re not too convincing - and this fi lm “will do for skiing what Jaws did for swimming,” to quote a website called, though in fact it’s tense and claustrophobic more than bloody or disgusting. Made in 2010.

Shelter (LTV, 21.00)

01:10 The Weakest Link 01:55 Monarch Of The Glen 02:45 Doctor Who Confidential 02:55 Eastenders 03:25 Doctors 03:55 India With Sanjeev Bhaskar 04:45 As Time Goes By 05:15 Supernova 05:45 The Weakest Link 06:30 Keeping Up Appearances 07:00 Teletubbies 07:25 The Roly Mo Show 07:40 Forget Me Not Farm 07:55 Me Too 08:15 Teletubbies 08:40 The Roly Mo Show 08:55 Forget Me Not Farm 09:10 Me Too 09:30 Keeping Up Appearances 10:00 Supernova 10:30 The Weakest Link 11:15 Eastenders 11:45 Doctors 12:15 Monarch Of The Glen 13:05 India With Sanjeev Bhaskar 13:55 The Old Guys 14:25 Keeping Up Appearances 14:55 The Weakest Link 15:40 Eastenders 16:10 Doctors 16:40 India With Sanjeev Bhaskar 17:30 Supernova 18:00 The Weakest Link (Primetime): All Singing All Dancing 18:50 Chimp Family Fortunes 19:45 Doctors 20:15 Doctor Who 21:00 The Cup 21:30 Twenty Twelve 22:00 New Tricks 22:50 The Impressions Show With Culshaw & Stephenson 23:20 Allo Allo 23:50 BBC Proms 2010: Jamie Cullum

07:00 Fifth Gear 07:25 Dirty Jobs 08:15 Deadliest Catch 09:10 Extreme Fishing 10:05 Mythbusters 11:00 How Do They Do It? 11:30 Destroyed In Seconds 11:55 Ultimate Survival 12:50 Wheeler Dealers 13:45 Fifth Gear 14:40 American Chopper 15:35 Dirty Jobs 16:30 Mythbusters 17:25 Deadliest Catch 18:20 Extreme Fishing 19:15 River Monsters 20:10 How It’s Made 20:40 How Do They Do It? 21:05 Curiosity 22:00 Swamp Loggers 22:55 Weapons That Changed The World 23:50 A Haunting 01:40 Curiosity 02:40 Swamp Loggers 03:40 Weapons That Changed The World 04:40 A Haunting 05:35 How It’s Made 06:00 Overhaulin’

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Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele BlancSec 17:45 Larry Crowne 19:30 Stars In Style 20:05 Miral 22:00 Dilemma 23:55 Julia’s Eyes 01:55 Ward 03:25 English Patient

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05:30 The Amazing Race 06:15 Family Guy 07:05 Lost 07:50 How I Met Your Mother 08:40 Terriers 09:30 Criminal Minds 10:15 The Amazing Race 11:05 Family Guy 11:55 Lost 12:40 How I Met Your Mother 13:30 Terriers 14:15 Criminal Minds 15:00 Neighbors From Hell 15:25 Bob’s Burgers 15:50 The League 16:15 The Amazing Race 17:05 Family Guy 17:55 Lost 18:40 How I Met Your Mother 19:30 Terriers 20:15 Criminal Minds 21:00 Neighbors From Hell 21:25 Bob’s Burgers 21:50 The League 22:15 Call Me Fitz 22:45 Terriers 23:30 Neighbors From Hell 23:55 Bob’s Burgers 00:20 The League 00:45 Call Me Fitz 01:15 The Amazing Race 02:05 Family Guy 02:55 Lost 03:45 How I Met Your Mother 04:35 Terriers

07:00 Pawn Stars 08:00 Decoded 09:00 Battle 10:00 Pawn Stars 11:00 Ax Men 12:00 Ice Road Truckers 14:00 Battle 15:00 Decoded 16:00 Ice Road Truckers 18:00 Battle 19:00 Decoded 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 Ax Men 22:00 America: The Story Of The Us 23:00 Treasure Houses Of Britain 00:00 Pawn Stars 01:00 Ax Men 02:00 America: The Story Of The Us 03:00 Treasure Houses Of Britain 04:00 Decoded 05:00 Battle 06:00 Ax Men

07:30 All About Steve 09:30 Father Hood 11:10 Due Date 12:45 Jonah Hex 14:10 Boiler Room 16:10 Friends 17:00 Dan In Real Life 19:00 Friends 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Shelter 23:00 Greenberg 01:00 Hustler TV 02:35 Circle Of Eight 04:00 Action Zone 04:30 Creation 06:30 LTV Sports News

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07:15 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 08:00 Two And A Half Men 08:30 Harry’s Law 10:00 Friends 10:25 V I 11:15 Mentalist 12:45 Supernatural 13:30 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 14:15 Harry’s Law 15:45 Big Bang Theory 16:15 According To Jim 17:00 Sons Of Anarchy 18:45 Supernatural 19:30 Desperate Housewives 20:15 Trust Me 21:00 Friends 21:30 Hawaii Five-0 22:15 Alcatraz 23:05 True Blood 00:05 Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 02:00 Election 03:55 Big Bang Theory 04:20 According To Jim 05:05 Sons Of Anarchy

08:00 Phenomenon (1996) 10:15 Season Of The Witch 12:00 Twilight 13:35 Action Zone 14:00 Last Song 16:00 Boxer (2009) 18:00 Serious Man 20:00 The Losers 22:00 Too Big To Fail 00:05 Daring! TV 04:00 Singles 05:45 Sparkle

06:05 Woman Who Dreamed Of A Man 07:40 Azur Et Asmar 09:20 Man Of The House 11:00 Cine News 11:55 Joe Somebody 13:35 Doctor Dolittle 15:05 Cine News 15:55 The

19:25 Last Night 21:00 Sommersby 23:00 Birth 00:40 The Emperor’s Club 02:30 Cruel Intentions 04:10 The Ladykillers

21:00 Bob & Carol, Ted & Alice 22:50 Good Neighbor Sam

04:00 USGA U.S. Women’s Amateur Rd. 2 from Cleveland , OH 06:00 Tour of Utah Highlights 07:00 Feherty - Peter Alliss 08:00 Golf with Style - San Diego 08:30 The Golf Fix 09:00 Golf Central International LIVE From The PGA Championship 10:00 MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays 13:00 Hard Parts: South Bronx Saab Story 13:30 Pass Time 14:00 Car Warriors ‘69 VW Bugs 15:00 USGA U.S. Women’s Amateur Rd. 2 from Cleveland , OH 17:00 PRE GAME(E) 17:45 CHAMPIONSHIP LAIKI POPULAR BANK 2011-12: ARHS VS AEL (E) 19:45 POST GAME (E) 20:30 2012 American Le Mans Series Mid-Ohio Lexington, OH 23:00 Tour of Utah 01:00 Hard Parts: South Bronx Saab Story

07:00 Globe Trekker 08:00 Nomad’s Land 09:00 Think Green 10:00 Food Tripper 11:00 Planet Food 12:00 Globe Trekker 13:00 The World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides 14:00 Out Of Country 14:30 Travel Today 15:00 Nomad’s Land 16:00 Globe Trekker 17:00 Food Tripper 18:00 Planet Food 19:00 Globe Trekker 00:00 4real 00:30 Essential 01:00 Globe Trekker 05:00 Planet Food 06:00 The Thirsty Traveler 06:30 Chef Abroad

06.00 Catlow 07.40 Moonfleet 09.05 The Tunnel Of Love 10.40 Ride, Vaquero! 12.10 The Honeymoon Machine 13.35 The Yellow RollsRoyce 15.35 The Prisoner Of Zenda 17.15 The Trouble With Girls 18.55 The Champ 21.00 The Dirty Dozen 23.25 The Haunting 01.15 G-Men 02.40 Seven Women 04.05 Silk Stockings

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Across 9 1 & 8 Does a pupil occupy


this at school? (4,2,8)

9 Commission a soldier with love (4)


10 Sweets returned under 12 13 16 17 18 21 22 24 25 26

pressure (8) Hostility from king appearing in the past (5) In favour of support being curtailed (3) Enforce tax (6) Pulverise it in church (6) Endlessly tense step (3) Odd number seen divided by five (5) Walking short way before going on a bicycle (8) Fitting encounter (4) Land a caber awkwardly on the light (10) Cornettist’s part after deductions (4)

Down 2 & 23 He proposes to put it






17 18 19 20


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.


23 24

25 26 men together (10)

13 Go up and down (3) 14 Works in the shop sometimes (3) 15 More senior-sounding civic dignitary (8)





19 Year book (6) 20 Might one dread seeing this snake? (5)

22 Hit well below the belt! (4)

23 See 2 down

on a lady’s finger (10-4)

QUICK: Across – 1 French bread; 9 Comma; 10 Paradox; 11 Indiana; 13 Betel; 14 Van; 15 Clout; 16 Bin; 17 Mover; 19 Tartlet; 21 Noxious; 23 Bingo; 24 Entertained. Down – 2 Ramadan; 3 Nyala; 4 Hop; 5 Rarebit; 6 Audit; 7 Achievement; 8 Explanation; 12 Adopt; 15 Corrode; 16 Balance; 18 Vixen; 20 Rabbi; 22 Set.

Rating EASY

CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Egg-and-spoon; 9 Rodeo; 10 Mammoth; 11 Matelot; 13 Kneel; 14 Sea; 15 Robin; 16 See; 17 Heart; 19 Telling; 21 Outstay; 23 Laden; 24 Entrance fee. Down – 2 Godetia; 3 Atoll; 4 Dim; 5 Pumpkin; 6 Ozone; 7 Drama school; 8 Challenging; 12 Tibet; 15 Rotator; 16 Spindle; 18 Acton; 20 Lille; 22 Yen.

Rating HARD

Answers to crossword 2156


relocated (8) 4 He was not meant to be taken seriously in court (6) 5 Incomprehensible language (5) 6 Prejudice against going straight (4) 7 Agreed but not about being elderly (4) 11 Lure some prominent ice-


3 Workshop or loo, Tom

QUICK Across


1 Whirl (4) 8 Constantly in mind

2 Beauty (10) 3 Absurdity (8) 4 Japanese religion (6) 5 Priory (5) 6 Floating structure (4) 7 Understand (4) 11 Ignored (10) 13 Antelope (3) 14 Row (3) 15 Resolute (8) 19 Revolve (6) 20 Grin (5) 22 Sea-eagle (4) 23 Tugs (4)


9 Stingy (4) 10 Undercurrent (8) 12 Soak (5) 13 Deity (3) 16 Complete agreement (6)


17 One after another (2,4) 18 Vase (3) 21 Deluge (5) 22 Assess (8) 24 Enquires (4) 25 Informal report (10) 26 Neat (4)

ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

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

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

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

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

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

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

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

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

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

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

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

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

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

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

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


CYPRUS MAIL Friday, August 10, 2012

Sport Stormy night in Europa battles for Cyprus sides By Nemanja Bjedov

Impressive showing: Partizan Belgrade’s manager said he ‘has not seen a team so physically superior in a long time’

Champs AEL praised by Partizan By Nemanja Bjedov PARTIZAN Belgrade manager Vladimir Vermezovic was full of praise for Cyprus champions AEL, saying he ‘has not seen a team so physically superior in a long time.” On Wednesday night, Dosa Junior fired the Limassol side into the Champions League play-off round after a tense third qualifying round tie in Belgrade despite playing for more than an hour with ten men. The Cypriots sealed their progress with their first away win in UEFA competition after recording a second successive 1-0 win against their Serbian oppo-

‘Our philosophy is to play good football’ nents. “Before the first game I said that qualification will be decided over two games. Our game plan was to push for a goal, because our philosophy is to play good quality football at all times. If we sat back and tried to defend a 1-0 first leg advantage we would have a difficult time, as it would have been very difficult to defend in such an atmosphere,” said AEL manager Pambos Christodoulou. AEL took the lead 23 minutes into the game when Luciano Bebe’s corner found

its way to Dosa Junior via Jorge Monteiro, and Junior tucked the ball in from close range. Five minutes later AEL’s joy turned to despair as Monteiro, booked earlier on, was shown his second yellow card. “After we scored and had a man sent off my players worked incredibly hard. Not only did we successfully defend, but we also tried to score another goal. “To come out victorious against Partizan at their stadium and have their fans applauding us speaks vol-

umes. I want to thank my players, the club administration and the president for making all this possible. Also, I want to thank AEL supporters because they are always with us, both in Cyprus and across Europe.” Christodoulou concluded. Partizan could not make their numerical advantage count and AEL successfully stifled the hosts attacks in a second half that offered little in the way of goalmouth action. “I believe that my players gave everything they had. Most of them are young

guys and they represent the future of our club. I am proud of them. I know they wanted to win and they tried to do so, but their effort on the night was not enough to beat AEL,” Vermezovic said. The Cypriots are now just one step away from emulating APOEL last year by reaching the group stage of the competition. Their next opponents will be known after today’s draw by UEFA and, with AEL being placed in the Champions Route of the draw, they will face one of the following sides: Basel of Switzerland, Belgium’s Anderlecht, Scottish side Celtic, BATE Borisov of Belarus or Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb.

United waiting for Arsenal response over Van Persie bid

Robin van Persie is a wanted man after revealing he wants to leave Arsenal, who are reluctant to sell the Dutch striker

SIR Alex Ferguson says Manchester United’s attempts to sign Robin van Persie from Arsenal have stalled. The Dutch striker, 29, has 11 months left on his Arsenal contract and has declined an offer to extend his deal at Emirates Stadium. “We’ve made a bid, Arsenal have been trying to negotiate with other clubs,” United manager Ferguson was quoted by the BBC. “I don’t have a gut feeling about it. We can’t get a breakthrough with Arsenal.” Ferguson first revealed the Red Devils had made an offer for the Gunners forward on July 20. It is understood Arsenal are reluctant to enter formal ne-

gotiations until a bid exceeds £20m. “I don’t know what Arsenal’s thoughts are because they’re not giving anything away,” he told reporters after United’s friendly against Barcelona in Gothenburg on Wednesday, which finished in a 0-0 draw before Barca won 2-0 on penalties. “It’s difficult to say why they’re operating this way. I can’t give you any more information. We just have to persevere. “We are trying our best and hopefully it will come our way but there’s no progress at this moment in time.” Juventus are also interested in Van Persie, while Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini revealed the Premier League

champions were now out of the running for the striker. Meanwhile, Ferguson admitted to being staggered after hearing that another summer transfer target, Lucas Moura, had agreed to join French side Paris St-Germain. The Brazilian, who is representing his country at the London Olympics, will join in January 2013 on a four-and-ahalf-year deal from Sao Paulo. “To tell everyone that PSG are here, they’ve signed Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic,” added Ferguson. “They must have spent about £150m in the last month. “When somebody’s paying 45 million euros (£35.5m) for a 19-year-old boy you have to say the game’s gone mad. I find it quite amazing.”

APOEL, Anorthosis and Omonia all saw UEFA Europa League action yesterday evening, in the third qualifying round’s return legs of their respective ties, with only APOEL advancing to the play-off round of the competition. After narrowly defeating Aalesunds FK of Norway 2-1 last Thursday at Nicosia’s GSP Stadium, Ivan Jovanovic’s APOEL faced a hard task at the Colour Line Stadium in the Norwegian coastal city. However, the Cypriot side imposed their game on the hosts early on and, when Aldo Adorno beat Sten Grytebust in Aalesund’s goal in the 36th minute, it was clear Kjetil Rekdal’s men would have to do something special to progress to the play-off round. Unfortunately for them, Dionisios Chiotis stopped all of their four goalbound attempts. At Larnaca’s Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Anorthosis hosted Georgia’s FC Dila Gori and, after winning the first leg 1-0 away, they were definitely in charge of the tie. The Ammochostos side took the early initiative, with Giannis Okkas failing to score on two occasions in the first 30 minutes of the game. The visitors’ first serious threat to Marko Blazic’s goal came in the 31st minute, when he was forced to produce a great save after Mate Vatsadze’s shot. At this point it was obvious the Georgians had not come to defend, as they needed to score at least twice in regulation to advance. Seven minutes after the interval it was Vatsadze who opened proceedings, and their skipper Lasha Salukvadze thereafter made it 2-0 with 14 minutes remaining. Vincent Laban was shown a straight red card two minutes later and in-form Vatsadze netted again in the 81st minute to ensure his side’s place in today’s draw. The outraged home fans then invaded the pitch seven minutes from time, forcing Hungarian referee Mihaly Fabian to abandon the match. Anorthosis supporters went on to pelt police with stones, injuring two officers. In the Cypriot capital, Omonia took on FC Red Star Belgrade after a goalless draw last week in Serbia, chasing their first-ever participation in a group stage of a European competition. But after 120 minutes of play, Red Star won 6-5 on penalties, with their goalkeeper Boban Bajkovic making a crucial save in the seventh series, tipping Danielson’s shot to the goal post to send his outfit through to the playoff round.


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Olympic Games

Beach volleyball pair continue to rewrite the record books

Medics get athletes ‘back out there to do it’

Americans revel in triple gold delight

By Kate Kelland

By Estelle Shirbon UNITED States pair Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh won their third successive Olympic gold medal in women’s beach volleyball by beating compatriots Jennifer Kessy and April Ross in straight sets. May-Treanor and Walsh took gold in Athens in 2004 and again in Beijing in 2008. No other beach volleyball team, men or women, have retained an Olympic title, let alone won a third. At the end of the match, which finished 21-16 21-16, the two women fell to their knees face-to-face in the sand and hugged. Then they got up, bathed in tears, and ran off in different directions to embrace family and friends, including Walsh’s two young sons, and do high fives with Olympic volunteers. “It’s insane,” said Walsh, her mascara smudged from tears. “It doesn’t feel like it’s real. I told Misty when we were getting our medals, ‘If I wake up tomorrow and we have to replay this match I’m going to be furious’, because it feels like we’re in a dream. “It truly feels surreal. And it didn’t feel like that the first two times, for whatever reason. But this is just, it’s almost too good to be true.”

Misty May-Treanor (left) and Kerri Walsh won their third successive Olympic gold medal. No other beach volleyball team, men or women, have retained an Olympic title, let alone won a third Walsh was in tears throughout the medal ceremony, closing her eyes, throwing her head back and exhaling as she struggled to control her emotions. May-Treanor, who will now retire from competition, smiled and appeared relaxed on the podium. It was a remarkable outcome for May-Treanor and Walsh, who spent more than two years away from the sport after their gold medal

in Beijing. Walsh had two baby boys less than a year apart, while May-Treanor was out with an Achilles injury picked up rehearsing for the TV programme Dancing with the Stars in 2008. After lengthy soul-searching, the pair got back together in 2011 to try for a third gold. The Olympic venue in London was a fitting setting for

the pair to achieve their goal. The 15,000-seat stadium, the biggest in beach volleyball history, is in the heart of London against he backdrop of the city skyline with the London Eye lighting up the night sky. Watching from the stands was Britain’s Prince Harry, whose grandmother Queen Elizabeth resides a stone’s throw away, at Buckingham Palace.

Ross and Kessy were excited by the royal visit. “We actually watched him walk by today. We were coming through security,” said Kessy. Ross added: “We thought the cameras were for us because they were filming us walking. And then someone was like, ‘Oh, Prince Harry’s right behind you’.” A laughing Kessy added, “We were like, ‘Oh, we’re not that famous, are we?”

Silky Merritt ends US drought By Nick Mulvenney

Aries Merritt led home a US one-two to bring the title back to America for the first time in 16 years

ARIES Merritt capped a phenomenal two months by storming to gold in the 110 metres hurdles, bringing the title back to the United States for the first time in 16 years. The 27-year-old world indoor champion made the most of perfect conditions to run his fifth sub-13 second time in the last two months and claim victory in a personal best time of 12.92 seconds. Merritt made an excellent start but was shadowed by defending champion and world record holder Dayron Robles until the Cuban pulled up after jumping the sixth hurdle with a hamstring problem. Merritt powered on and, after world champion Jason Richardson gained on him with a late surge, dipped low to cross the line first in the fastest time in the world this year. “The gold medal means everything,” Merritt told reporters. “The US haven’t had a

gold medal since Allen Johnson in 1996. It’s phenomenal. To be here in this atmosphere is really special. “I’m so excited, words can’t explain how excited I am right now. People were talking about a world record but 12.92 into a headwind is still pretty impressive. I am happy with that.” Richardson won silver for a US one-two in 13.04 seconds and bronze went to Hansle Parchment, who crossed the line in a Jamaican record time of 13.12. “Going one-two, it says we are a major global power when it comes to hurdling. It was an honour to be part of a race where America got the gold,” Richardson said. “The guys were talking about closing the gap on China, I know America will get that medal haul and we will show we are the best track and field nation in the world.” Merritt has often been overshadowed by better-known compatriots in recent years but hit a rich vein of form this

season. After beating former world record holder Liu Xiang at the world indoor championships to claim his first major title, Merritt really hit his stride in the run-up to the Games. Robles, who has barely competed this year because of a long-standing complaint caused by his flat feet, slapped out at a hurdle in frustration at being unable to coax his body through two races in two hours. Disqualified at the world championships in Daegu last year for impeding Liu in the final, Robles has lost both his major international titles in the last 12 months but said he would race on. “I had a problem with my hamstring and I had to stop,” he told reporters. “I’d been having problems all year with the other hamstring. I did everything I could. I ran super easy in the semi-finals. I was going for it but that’s athletics and that’s the Olympics. “I’ve got to carry on.”

OLYMPIC doctors have had 20,000 consultations with athletes, spectators, staff and journalists during London 2012, but the Games’ head medic is quietly confident at how they have been able to fix most people up to get on with the show. Hockey players have broken bones, wrestlers have suffered bulging black eyes, cyclists have crashed, athletes have torn muscles and spectators have had heart attacks - and according to chief medical officer Richard Budgett, each has been treated swiftly and effectively. “It’s been really busy. But there’s also been enough time to do things well,” Budgett told Reuters. “The vast majority have been joint strains or muscle sprains. Some injuries are more serious than others, and broken bones are a fraction of them,” he said. “We’ve got two MRI scanners and they’ve been going flat out from 7 in the morning to 11 at night.” Budgett is in no doubt about his top priorities. The athletes’ health is paramount, he says, as is getting them back into action. “They are here for a onceevery-four-years event,” he said. “You’ll never get a more motivated bunch. “It’s up to us and the team doctors to make that call - about whether it’s appropriate for an injured athlete to compete. And actually nine times out of 10, it is. “They may be in some pain, they may have an injury, but as long as there is no dangerous long-term effect of competing, then you get them back out there to do it.” Athletes at the Games have access to 24-hour free healthcare ranging from state of the art eye care and dentistry to sports physiotherapy, osteopathy and surgery at a 23 million pound ‘polyclinic’ in the Olympic village. Smaller medical teams including physiotherapists, sports medicine specialists and sometimes an emergency doctors, anaesthetists and orthopaedic surgeons are at every sports venue ready to react if someone goes down. “The venue teams have actually been really quiet,” said Budgett. “Most of the time they don’t even get their hands on an athlete.” “The overwhelming majority of the work has been at the clinic. In all, we’ve had around 20,000 consultations so far, including about 4,000 with athletes.” Two people have died, one a man who was knocked off his bike and killed and another a spectator who had a heart attack.

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Olympic Games

London calling for javelin man Thorkildsen By Justin Palmer

The Norwegian is aiming for a third straight javelin gold

ANDREAS Thorkildsen has been dogged by injuries this season but the return to the stage he loves best has put the Norwegian in the mood to emulate the great Jan Zelezny and win a third successive Olympic javelin gold. “I love this stuff, walking into a stadium of 80,000 people cheering, it’s good fun,” Thorkildsen told reporters after getting his timing right with his second qualifying

throw to reach tomorrow’s final. “This is where we create new memories. Beijing was awesome...this is London, let’s make it better.” The 30-year-old was understandably rusty with his first effort of 76.20, but made no mistake on his next attempt and, qualifying mark achieved, was able to sit back down and lap up the atmosphere on a warm evening in the capital. Thorkildsen is hoping to match world record holder

Zelezny’s three golds which the Czech won between 1992 and 2000, but has struggled to hit top form this year. “It’s been my groin and quads and name it and I’ll add it,” he said. “Age? - that’s probably the biggest one,” he said. “I have still stuff to work on, timing... I’m not as consistent as I’ve been before and that’s all because of injuries and not being able to compete that much. “Hopefully, this qualifying will lead to having a good final

Spain on course for golden showdown with Dream Team


HOLDERS the United States and Spain are one step away from a rematch of the 2008 gold-medal game after recording quarter-final victories in the Olympic men’s basketball. The US, getting a lift from Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, eliminated a game and gritty Australia team 119-86 while Spain prevailed 66-59 in a tough and testy encounter with France. The Americans now meet Argentina in today’s semifinals while Spain take on Russia. Argentina ousted arch-rivals Brazil 82-77 and Russia eased past Lithuania 83-74. The high-powered US Dream Team spluttered against the fearless Australians before Bryant, who had been relatively quiet during these Games, came to life by putting on a fourthquarter show. He drilled four threepointers in succession to chants of ‘Kobe, Kobe’ from the North Greenwich Arena crowd as the Americans raced away from their tiring opponents. “Kobe’s usually been the best player every night we play (in the NBA) so it’s

great to see him go off like that,” point guard Chris Paul told reporters after Los Angeles Lakers leader Bryant collected 20 points. “He could do that every night but our team is so deep he doesn’t need to.” Spain broke open a fierce defensive battle in the final minute to win a bad-tempered contest that threatened to turn into a brawl.

HARD HITS Back-to-back fouls for unsportsmanlike behaviour were handed out to France’s Ronny Turiaf and Nicolas Batum for hard hits while players from both teams had to be restrained by officials. “Nobody likes to lose in the quarter-final of the Olympics,” said Spain’s Marc Gasol who led the winners with 14 points. “Everybody wants to fight for those medals. Sometimes it gets a little out of hand because emotions get involved. Nobody got hurt, that’s the most important thing.” Argentina overcame a sluggish start and a late Brazilian rally to return to the semi-finals. It is the third successive appearance in the last four

for the South Americans who won gold in 2004 and bronze in 2008. The Argentines jumped up and down with joy before singing along with their fans in celebration. “We hung in there in the end and got an awesome win,” said the experienced Manu Ginobili. “It’s very, very hard to make an Olympics semi-final and against Brazil for us it’s maybe even more special.” Russia made the most of their strength under the basket to beat Lithuania as they kept up their challenge for a first basketball medal in 12 years. Andrei Kirilenko played his usual brilliant all-round game for Russia while burly centre Timofey Mozgov operated with great effect. Kirilenko led Russia with 19 points and had a gamehigh 13 rebounds. Mozgov added 17 points. “It was a physical game, Lithuania are a physical team. They were strong. The whole game was tough,” said the 7-foot-1 (2.16-metre) Mozgov before adding that Kirilenko’s points haul was routine. “He played very well,” said Mozgov. “I can’t remember a game when he played badly.”

Lifesavers lift Australia with K4 canoe gold By Kate Holton

Argentina and Russia stand in the way in thrilling basketball competition By Larry Fine

and getting my timing back.” Thorkildsen said he could take a great deal of confidence from his 84 metre effort, although it was a long way off the Olympic record 90.57 mark he threw to win gold in Beijing. “It was a little shaky,” the 2009 world champion said of his opening throw. “Just getting that 84 was comforting, to feel that it’s there, after that 76. I know what I’ve done in practice but practice and competition are different things.”

Take that! LA Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant nailed four threepointers in succession to put the Aussies in their place

THE Australian men’s kayak four, surf lifesavers before taking up the sport, ended Europe’s stranglehold yesterday when they grabbed gold at the Olympic canoe regatta to drive their faltering country up the medal table. The men’s crew of Tate and David Smith, Murray Stewart and Jacob Clear fired off the start to beat favourites Hungary and Germany amid a cacophony of noise from the grandstands. Roared on by a huge Hungarian contingent on the banks, the eight kayaks came through the last 100 metres with bodies straining forward, arms whirling, legs driving and water splashing everywhere as Australia prevailed in a close finish. The race was the only one to go against the form book at a regatta dominated by the fight between Germany and Hungary. With two days of finals complete, the sport which is often overshadowed by its more illustrious sister rowing, has awarded eight gold medals, three to Hungary and three to Germany. Norway took a gold on Wednesday. “We knew we could do it,” Tate Smith told reporters having helped lift Australia to 10th in the overall medals standings after a disappointing London Games so far.

Pistorius allowed to run in replay after appeal

Briton Adams takes first women’s boxing gold

Teenage Cyprus gymnast Trikomiti in 17th place

OSCAR Pistorius has a chance of a historic Olympic medal after the South African team were granted a place in the 4x400m final on appeal yesterday. His team-mate Ofentse Mogawane had crashed out during the second relay heat as Pistorius waited for the baton. Pistorius, nicknamed ‘Blade Runner’ because of his prosthetic legs, made history in the 400m as the first amputee sprinter at the Olympics. He said on Twitter: “Thank you Lord. Emotional rollercoaster.”

GREAT Britain’s Nicola Adams made history by beating China’s Ren Cancan to become the first woman to win an Olympic boxing gold medal. Leeds fighter Adams produced a stunning performance to overcome the three-time world champion 16-7 in the final of the flyweight competition. Adams, 29, was already guaranteed a silver medal after outpointing Indian legend Mary Kom, the five-time world champion, 11-6 on Wednesday. “I have just wanted this all my life, all this support has really made my day. I am just so happy and overwhelmed,” Adams told the BBC.

CYPRIOT rhythmic gymnast Chrystalleni Trikomiti finished the first two rotations of the Individual AllAround competition in 17th place with 52.500 points yesterday afternoon at Wembley Arena. Trikomiti got the same grade of 26.250 for both ball and hoop routines, but could have done better if she was not penalised 0.050 points for an error with the hoop. The competition continues today at 2pm and the 18year-old from Larnaca needs to produce outstanding performances with the remaining two apparatuses, ribbon and clubs, in order to book a spot among the top ten finalists.

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32 AEL praised by Partizan after win in Belgrade 29


Spain on course for golden showdown with Dream Team 31

Bolt blazes to sprint double Jamaicans claim 200m clean sweep, Rudisha sets sensational 800m world record By Justin Palmer


AMAICAN Usain Bolt etched his name further into Olympic folklore by completing an unprecedented and sensational sprint double-double with a smooth 200 metres victory in the fourth fastest time ever run last night. The world’s fastest man, whose imperious performances in London have blown away all doubts that he deserves the unofficial title of greatest ever sprinter, stopped the clock at 19.32 seconds for victory in his favourite event. Bolt has now matched his stunning Beijing 100 and 200 crowns four years ago following his shorter-dash victory on Sunday. Compatriot Yohan Blake, as he did in the 100 behind his friend and training partner, took silver in 19.44 and Warren Weir completed a Jamaican podium sweep with bronze in 19.84. “This is what I wanted and I got it. I’m very proud of myself,” Bolt told the BBC. “After a rough season I came out here and did it. “I thought the world record was possible. I guess I was fast but not fit enough. I could feel my back strain a little bit, so all I did was to keep my form. I’m very dedicated to my work and London meant so much to me.” Showman Bolt crossed the line with his finger to his lips before doing a

Leaving them speechless: Usain Bolt has made history by becoming the first man to successfully defend both Olympic sprint titles on a memorable night at the London Games handful of press-ups on the track. Then, taking a photographer’s camera, he took snaps of the crowd and Blake who was posing as ‘The Beast’, the nickname Bolt afforded his younger rival. The 25-year-old is the first man to win two 200 Olympic golds and, as he did in 2008,

he will look to complete the treble in the 4x100 relay. Bolt’s winning time matched that of American Michael Johnson who set a then world record of 19.32 to win Olympic gold in Atlanta in 1996. Bolt lowered that to 19.30 in Beijing before clocking a remarkable 19.19 at the

Berlin world championships in 2009. On a warm and windless evening with the electric atmosphere inside an expectant Olympic Stadium, Bolt, relaxed and smiling in the preliminaries, flew out of the blocks. Drawn towards the outside in lane seven, Bolt

glided around the bend and kicking powerfully down the home straight was always ahead of Blake. On a night of huge excitement on the track, Kenya’s David Rudisha lit up the Olympic Stadium an hour before Bolt’s heroics with a sensational victory in the 800 metres, breaking his

own world record in the process. As London 2012 chairman and former Olympic 800m silver medallist Seb Coe looked on, Rudisha made the most of the ideal conditions, storming through the first lap in 49.28 seconds and powering to the gold medal in one minute 40.91 seconds. That took exactly one tenth of a second off his previous record as all eight finalists set a season’s best, personal best or national record. Eighteen-year-old Nijel Amos of Botswana claimed silver in a national record of 1:41.73 ahead of Kenya’s 17-year-old Timothy Kitum, with Britain’s Andrew Osagie taking 0.71s off his personal best despite finishing eighth. “I had no doubt about winning but I was waiting for perfect conditions to break the record,” the 23-year-old told reporters. “I am happy. I’ve waited for this moment for a long time. To come here and get a world record is unbelievable.”

David Rudisha lit up the Olympic Stadium with the first WR on the track

‘It’s easy for doping cheats in London’ By Tony Jimenez

A broken man: Italy’s Olympic 50 km race walk champion Alex Schwazer broke down in tears during a news conference where he said he was relieved to have been caught doping because of the guilt he felt

VICTOR Conte, convicted owner of the now-defunct BALCO laboratory that was at the centre of a global steroid scandal, said yesterday that the drug-testing programme at the 2012 Olympics was irrelevant. “It’s basically propaganda to come out and say this is the most extensively-tested Games ever and ‘we’re doing 6,000 tests’,” Conte was quoted as telling The Times newspaper. “You have to put your hook and line in the water when the fish are biting and that was nine months ago. Is it easy to use drugs and benefit during the Olympics? Yes.” The British newspaper also quoted Conte as estimating that “60 per cent of athletes at the Games were on drugs”. Scientists have been working around the clock at a specially equipped anti-doping laboratory on the outskirts

of London analysing more than 6,000 urine and blood samples during the Games. Any of the 10,000-plus competitors can be required to test anytime, anywhere trackside, poolside, in the athletes’ village or in private houses - and several have already been thrown out of the Olympics for doping. Conte’s BALCO laboratory in San Francisco supplied drugs to leading athletes including Britain’s Dwain Chambers who was banned for two years after testing positive for the designer steroid THG in 2003. Chambers was picked for the London Games after becoming eligible for selection in May when the British Olympic Association’s policy of lifetime Olympic bans for drug cheats was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Conte was sentenced in 2005 to spend four months in prison and another four on house arrest. Olympic 50 km race walk

champion Alex Schwazer, who was excluded from the Games for doping, said on Wednesday it was a relief to be caught for taking bloodbooster EPO because of the guilt he felt after hiding it even from his girlfriend. The Italian’s positive test was revealed two days ago when the 27-year-old, who now believes his career is over, was provisionally banned by his national Olympic Committee. “When you wait for your girlfriend to go to train so that you can lock yourself in the bathroom and inject EPO in your veins so that no one will know, it’s not nice,” he said in an hour-long news conference where he wept openly. By injecting Erythropoietin (EPO), athletes aim to increase the concentration of red blood cells and consequently their aerobic capacity and athletic performance. Flanked by his lawyer and his manager, and with his father in the audience,

Schwazer referred to his girlfriend - world champion figure skater Carolina Kostner - repeatedly, saying he regretted lying to her. Schwazer suggested he actually wanted to get caught because the guilt was psychologically devastating. He said he could have tried to skip the July 30 doping test knowing he had made a final injection a day earlier, but did not. “I’m not made to take drugs or to deceive people, and I couldn’t take it anymore. I couldn’t wait for the whole thing to end,” he said. Even if he had not tested positive, he said he would not have gone to London for the 50 km race, which is scheduled for tomorrow.

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