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China’s Gu gets suspended death sentence 8

Director Tony Scott, 68, jumps to his death

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Nadir faces jail on guilty verdict Former fugitive tycoon loses his two-year gamble to clear his name By Shenai Raif


ORMER fugitive Turkish Cypriot tycoon Asil Nadir was facing jail last night after being convicted of plundering millions from his Polly Peck business empire. An Old Bailey jury found him guilty of three counts of theft amounting to a total of more than £5.5 million. Nadir was found guilty of stealing £1.3 million to secretly buy Polly Peck shares to bolster its Stock Exchange price. He was also found guilty of stealing £1 million spent on antiques and £3.25 million which went to 19 different destinations. He was cleared of a fourth count of stealing £2.5 million and using it to pay his income tax bill. The three women and seven men were sent home for the day but will continue deliberating today on nine further counts after being given a majority direction. The verdicts came on the seventh day since the jury retired to consider its

verdicts. During the seven-month trial, two of the original jurors were discharged through ill health. Nadir, 71, of Mayfair, central London, wearing a dark suit, green tie and matching handkerchief in his top pocket, appeared shocked when the jury returned the guilty verdicts. His wife Nur left the court in tears and was taken away in a chauffeur-driven Jaguar. He had denied all 13 counts representing theft of £34 million from Polly Peck International (PPI) between 1987 and 1990. The court heard that Nadir fled Britain in 1993 for his native northern Cyprus before he could be tried and returned voluntarily in 2010. He told the court he left because he was “a broken man without hope” and complained about the Serious Fraud Office investigation. Nadir, who said he returned from Cyprus to clear his name, claims he was unjustly treated by the Serious Fraud Office. He did not deny transferring money between Polly


Disabled girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan

Cyprus supporters of the female Russian punk band Pussy Riot sentenced to two years jail for staging an anti-Putin song in a Moscow cathedral, yesterday showed solidarity to the three women by putting colour-

ful hoods on the statues of the Liberty monument in old Nicosia. Police removed the hoods shortly afterwards and said no damage was caused to the anti-colonial monument. The photo appeared on Facebook

A DISABLED Christian girl has been arrested, accused of breaking Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws. The teenager, who has not been named, and is reported to have Down’s Syndrome, was taken into custody after hundreds of neighbours surrounded her house amid claims she had burned religious papers. President Asif Ali Zardari has asked the Interior Ministry to look into the case. The outrage among the local community demonstrates the deep emotion suspected blasphemy cases can evoke in the conservative Muslim country, where rising extremism often means religious minorities live in fear of persecution. In Pakistan anyone found guilty of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, or holy book, the Koran, can be sentenced to death. Pakistani police said that the girl was being held for 14 days while authorities investigate. “About 500 to 600 people had gathered outside her house in Islamabad, and they were very emotional, angry and they might have harmed her if we had not quickly reacted,” a spokesman said. “Some Muslims from the area claim the girl had burned pages of the Koran, and we are investigating, and we have not reached any conclusion,” he said.

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(continued from front page) Peck accounts, but argued that he had always balanced the books by paying money into other parts of the company. The prosecution said the charges were specimen counts representing a total theft of £150 million from Polly Peck. Polly Peck was one of the success stories of the Thatcher era and one of the best-performing companies on the Stock Exchange - but it collapsed in 1990 with debts of £550 million. Polly Peck’s demise was one of Britain’s biggest corporate failures and was a huge embarrassment to the Conservative Party - which is now the senior partner in a two-party coalition government - since it had received donations from Nadir. A Conservative minister resigned over his links to Nadir after it emerged he had given the businessman a watch engraved with the message: “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” Investigators were said to have found a “black hole” after going to northern Cyprus, where the money had been transferred, the court heard. Polly Peck International was a conglomerate dealing in fruit, leisure, textiles and electronics. Most of its business was based in Turkey and northern Cyprus. Philip Shears QC, prosecuting, said Nadir was able with only his signature to transfer millions of pounds abroad through a complex series of companies and banks. The stolen money went on making Nadir and his friends and associates rich, it was alleged. Nadir said money sent abroad had been replaced with Turkish lira. Born in Cyprus in 1941, Nadir sold newspapers at the age of six before moving with his family to London in the 1950s. He bought the Polly Peck textiles company in the late 1970s and set about turning it into one of the biggest companies on the stock exchange. The trial was adjourned to today.

A smiling Nadir arrives at court before the verdict

State says will try to salvage Chinese deal Blame game starts over withdrawl of interest by FEP By George Psyllides THE government said yesterday it will try to salvage a multi-million deal with a Chinese investor who withdrew his interest in developing the old Larnaca airport building, citing time-consuming and complicated state procedures. Communications Minister Efthimios Flourentzos said he was meeting Chinese businessman Yang Qi on Wednesday in a bid to convince him to rethink his decision, conveyed to the government in a letter received on August 14. Flourentzos rejected the view that red tape had killed the investment, suggesting instead that it was the recent controversy sparked by the revelation that a presidential aide was allegedly involved in the deal. “I would have considered it logical for any letter regarding delays and time-consuming procedures to arrive 15 or 20 days ago,” the minister told state radio. “Suddenly, after all the noise, this letter arrived. It’s a bit strange.” Marios Ieronymides, the head of President Demetris Christofias’ diplomatic office, resigned on August 10, following a newspaper report that

he had accompanied Yang Qi - sole shareholder of Far Eastern Phoenix (FEP) - at a signing ceremony with airports operator Hermes on March 23, 2012, for a 19-year lease of the old airport. He had also accompanied the Chinese businessman to two other high-level meetings with Cypriot officials. The paper said his wife, Tatiana Ieronymides, served as co-director of FEP for three years, resigning on March 17, 2012, six days before the signing. While Ieronymides claimed no wrongdoing, he acknowledged that his presence at the meetings was not appropriate and submitted his resignation. The cabinet has already announced it would launch a disciplinary investigation into the affair. “My effort would be to convince him [Yang Qi] to withdraw his letter,” Flourentzos said yesterday. “There were no time-consuming and complicated procedures on our behalf. On the contrary, procedures had been expedited.” The government had agreed to extend the deal to 50 years – under certain conditions -as was demanded by FEP. On July 26, FEP sent the requested documents, which were about to be evaluated when the report appeared

some two weeks ago. “We are a legally structured state based on laws and the constitution; we are obliged to follow legal procedures when examining any similar proposals,” the minister said. “No concessions will be made for any reason.” Government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said the administration could not be accused of anything concerning the deal. The agreement is private, between two companies and “the government cannot be accused of celebrating over a ‘bubble investment’,” Stefanou said in a written statement. He added that the government was asked to help complete the deal and the decision was to help but “within the framework of the law and regulations.” “Let those speaking of a supposed scandal point out where there is a scandal in the procedure followed so far,” the spokesman said. The Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA) sided with the Chinese businessman’s view concerning the red tape. “I consider the Chinese investor’s reaction justified,” CIPA chairman Christodoulos Agastiniotis said. “The minister can make any associations he thinks are correct, I cannot.” He said CIPA had raised the

matter of expediting the evaluation of foreign investment in January. This was not done until July when the cabinet set up a ministerial committee to handle the Chinese investment in which CIPA does not participate. The development played straight into the hands of the opposition, which also criticised the administration of trying once more to pass the buck. “The government’s attempt to constantly transfer its own responsibilities for its own repeated blunders and failures to third parties has become comical,” main opposition DISY spokesman Haris Georgiades said on Sunday. “However, the consequences of the government’s incompetence are serious and have contributed to the lack of any prospects for growth and the worsening of the recession and unemployment.” Earlier Sunday, Stefanou accused the opposition of “killing” this and other investments “creating scorched earth conditions so that they can blame the government.” “We consider this (Chinese businessman’s withdrawal of interest) the result of this policy and the war of attrition within the country,” Stefanou added. see editorial page 11

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Home CYPRUS TODAY Post mortem A POST-MORTEM scheduled for today will determine the cause of death of a 69-year-old Larnaca man found unconscious in the sea in Protaras on Sunday. Andreas Shiantona was spotted off Fig Tree Bay and was pulled out with the help of lifeguards. Two doctors tried to resuscitate the 69-year-old without success. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Famagusta hospital. There were no external injuries. The exact cause of death is expected to be determined this morning during a postmortem. Police could not initially identify the man as his personal effects were missing. He was sought by his family later in the day and his son identified the body late Sunday night.

Heatstroke death A 71-YEAR-OLD tourist from Scotland died of heatstroke in Paphos on Sunday, authorities said yesterday. According to Paphos general hospital director, Spyros Georgiou, the 71-yearold Briton was taken to hospital in a comatose condition on Saturday afternoon, where he passed away in the early hours of Sunday. “The 71-year-old’s death was due to heatstroke,” said Georgiou.

Balcony fall A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy was injured when he fell off a balcony from a height of six metres in Limassol on Sunday at about 9pm when his grandmother went to get milk from a nearby kiosk. The boy’s parents were on holiday and his grandmother had been taking care of him. She told the police she was away for a few minutes. The five-year-old was taken to Limassol hospital with head and stomach injuries and was kept in. His condition is stable.

Concrete quality in question By Jacqueline Agathocleous COMMERCE Minister, Neoclis Sylikiotis yesterday agreed to re-examine alterations made to the concrete standard last year which some experts claim has brought down the quality and durability of today’s buildings. The announcement to open tenders for studies into the quality of concrete in Cyprus was made after a meeting with the Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK). The move is related to a decision last year to alter the concrete standard, which ETEK feels was “a step backwards” in the building material’s production. Speaking after he met with ETEK yesterday morning, Sylikiotis said one study would look into the current quality of concrete in Cyprus, while another would examine in-

ETEK says alterations to the standard affect longevity and maintenance costs ternational scientific research into the matter. He said the studies were expected to take around a year to complete. “I feel this investigation will look into all the issues, so we can finally make a decision and function in Cyprus based on scientifically substantiated data,” said Sylikiotis. ETEK chairman Stelios Achniotis said he was happy with the minister’s determination to resolve the problems that arose with last year’s alteration of the concrete standard, which he said was the result of pressure from concrete manufacturers. There were two basic alterations to the concrete standard: one increased the

temperature of the concrete, when it is handed over from the manufacturers, from 32 degrees Celsius to 34 degrees. The other doubled its chloride content from 0.2 per cent per 100 kg of cement to 0.4 per cent. “Both these factors are very important in our view and they shouldn’t have changed as they affect the strength and durability, meaning how many years the concrete will remain healthy,” Achniotis said. He explained that with the previous standard, it would take 30 to 40 years for a building to need repairs, whereas with the new one, this should be expected a lot sooner. “This affects the buildings’

duration and their maintenance costs,” said Achniotis. “These changes were made following pressure by manufacturers. To produce concrete of up to 32 degrees, especially in the summer, a producer will have to use methods and materials that are of a certain temperature so the temperature doesn’t go up; so for example, instead of using warm water, they will have to freeze it and this brings extra cost.” He said it was dangerous to enforce a standard that was blatantly outside the scientific frameworks. “There are countries with hot climates that allow concrete production of a temperature of 30 degrees; I don’t know any countries

that allow over 34 degrees,” said Achniotis. He said last year’s decision was rushed and not supported by scientific criteria, which was why he welcomed Sylikiotis’ decision yesterday to open tenders for an independent study into the matter. “Many leaps of improvement have been made, if we compare the situation to 20 or 30 years ago; but life should take us forward and we feel there are always margins for improvement, but we feel that last year’s regulation was a step backwards,” said Achniotis. Sylikiotis added that based on the current situation in Cyprus, as well as international experience and scientific expertise on the matter, proceedings will start in order to make the necessary changes. “After the studies are complete, we will meet to present the results,” said Sylikiotis.

‘Nautilus exploration nothing to do with gas’ By Jacqueline Agathocleous COMMERCE Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis yesterday said he was in the dark over press reports that American vessel EV Nautilus was exploring for uranium around 60 miles off the coast. What he did confirm, however, was that the exploration vessel’s activities were completely unrelated to Cyprus’ efforts to find hydrocarbon reserves in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Asked to comment on reports that the Nautilus was exploring for uranium near the underwater Eratosthenis Seamount, around 60 miles off the south coast, the minister said the US vessel had no connection to Cyprus’ own explorations for hydrocarbon reserves. “We have contracts, we have schedules and I am not just referring to Noble (Energy, a US-based energy company with a concession for block 12 in Cyprus’ EEZ), but other companies as well, which are carrying out surveys and taking seismographic data.” “As for Nautilus, it is an ex-

ploration vessel, which is exploring underwater in Cyprus and other areas,” he added. Probed further to comment on the uranium reports, Sylikiotis said: “I don’t know anything, to be precise. Whatever I know, I too learned it through the reports. But these explorations are not related to the explorations carried out by Cyprus in its exclusive economic zone for hydrocarbon deposits.” Famed explorer Robert Ballard is currently with a team of geologists, marine biologists and oceanologists on the Nautilus off the coast of Cyprus, where they will remain for the next two weeks examining the Eratosthenes Seamount, one of the largest features on the Eastern Mediterranean seafloor and about 120 km long and 80 km wide. The expedition is currently collecting images during sweeps of the area using the latest technology to explore the sea floor and the intense undersea activity in the area where the African plate meets the Eurasian plate. Past explorations of the area

The underwater robot comes across a limestone ridge on its travels off Cyprus have shown the existence of a liquid that might contain methane. Energy matters prevailed during the minister’s discussions with the Cyprus Scientific and Technical

Chamber (ETEK) earlier. “ETEK submitted its views on the utilisation of Cypriot hydrocarbon reserves,” said Sylikiotis. He said he gave a full briefing on all aspects

surrounding the energy sector, as well as efforts to bring natural gas to the island as a temporary solution, until Cyprus’ reserves can be put into use.

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Home ‘A marriage through matchmaking and dowries’ By Jacqueline Agathocleous AS OPPOSITION parties DISY and DIKO edge closer to collaboration for February’s presidential elections, ruling AKEL’s candidate yesterday deemed the possible partnership “a marriage through matchmaking and dowries”. “There are marriages that come from romances and there are marriages that come from matchmaking and dowries,” was Stavros Malas’ comment on the two parties’ “constructive dialogue” that took place last Saturday. The health minister added, “I was under the impression that marriages through matchmaking and dowries were part of the past. Clearly pre-arranged marriages are emerging in our political life as well”. Malas said the Cypriot people should decide whether deviations from traditional views and positions were a correct way to act in politics. He said he remained intent on creating a partnership based on principles. “This is what we should all be seeking,” said Malas. “The public is aware which partnerships are based on principles and which are based on any other conjunctions

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Ruling AKEL is clearly not happy over the DISY-DIKO bonding that is taking place that emerge through political choices.” Malas’ comments were not welcomed by DIKO spokesman Fotis Fotiou. “I feel the whole situation and generally the especially difficult condition the country is currently in, demand the best possible handling of political affairs,” said Fotiou. “This is not the time for witticisms or banter.

It is the time for collective responsibility, consent, reflection and a path towards national salvation.” He said the AKEL candidate was “resorting to slogans in order to cover up his party’s political weakness to understand that the especially critical conditions demanded the need for national understanding and broader political con-

sent”. Fotiou said this consent should be based on principles and clear political terms. On Saturday, DIKO and DISY announced they had set August 30 for a new meeting to tie up loose ends on the Cyprus issue and to further discuss the economy. The two parties exchanged documents with their positions and proposals.

‘Bases are providing intelligence on Syria’ British newspaper says information passed to rebels BRITISH military bases in Cyprus are being used to provide intelligence to Syrian rebels in their struggle with forces loyal to President Bashar al Assad, Britain’s Sunday Times has reported. The newspaper claimed that British intelligence was helping Syrian rebels launch successful attacks on government forces with information gathered from their listening posts in the British Bases. The report quoted an unnamed Syrian official as saying British spies, based in Cyprus, gather the intelligence then pass it on to Turkish and American sources and the Turkish sources then pass on the intelligence to Syrian insurgents. “British intelligence is observing things closely from Cyprus,” the official told the Sunday Times. “It’s very useful because

they find out a great deal.” The newspaper quoted the official as saying British authorities “know about and approve 100 per cent” intelligence from their Cyprus military bases being passed through Turkey to the rebel troops of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). The report said British Sovereign Base Areas (SBA) monitor regional airwaves and report to the GCHQ, Britain’s national electronic surveillance centre in Cheltenham. According to the source, the most valuable intelligence has been about the movements of troops loyal to President Assad towards the city of Aleppo, which has recently become the ground for fierce clashes between the government and the rebels. The official claimed that early in August, FSA fighters were given advance


warning of two large columns of government troops advancing on Aleppo. One was from Latakia on the Mediterranean coast, and the other from the capital Damascus. In a follow-up yesterday, the Times quoted a British government source expressing grief over the publication of such reports because they could put the British bases in Cyprus at increased risk. The source, who neither denied nor confirmed the report, said it was “frustrating” that someone in the intelligence community was “bragging” about the operation of the military bases in Cyprus. Meanwhile the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag also reported that German spies, stationed on ships off the Syrian coast, are transmitting intelligence to the FSA.

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GIORGOS Kamilaris, 25, was killed in Larnaca yesterday when his motorbike collided with a car driven by a 20-yearold learner driver at about 2.45am. The learner driver was with a 40-year-old woman passenger who initially claimed she had been driving. The car belonged to her. However, the police had a witness testimony contradicting her claim, and placing the 20-year-old in the driver’s seat, Larnaca police spokesman Christos Andreou said. According to police, the 20-year-old had tried to turn right from Makarios Avenue onto Archbishop Kyprianos Avenue, hitting Kamilari’s motorbike, which was moving in the opposite direction on Makarios Avenue. The crash – on the car’s left-hand side – shattered the window and dented the left door. Kamilaris – who hailed from a village in the Larnaca district - was taken to Larnaca general hospital where he died. The 20-year-old measured within the permitted alcohol consumption levels. It was not clear yesterday whether the woman passenger was aware of Kamillaris’ death when she took the blame. The two women were arrested but were not charged yesterday, Andreou said. He added that police were examining the exact circumstances of the accident. The 20-year-old is being investigated in relation to causing death by negligence and the 40-year-old for giving false information to a police officer. Learner drivers are permitted to drive as long as they are accompanied by a licence holder.

Children injured in drink-drive crash THREE children in the back seat of a car driven by a 34year-old under the influence of alcohol were injured on Sunday when the driver lost control of his car. The 34-year-old was over the legal alcohol consumption limit for driving – set at 22 micrograms per 100 ml – measuring instead 40mg/dL. The car was on the Kofinou-Larnaca highway when at about 3.30pm the driver- in circumstances still under investigation- lost control of the car close to Anglisides. The vehicle overturned, stopping in a ditch. A 12-year-old family friend who was trapped in the car was freed by officers from the disaster response squad EMAK. She had ruptured her lung. The driver’s nine-yearold daughter needed spleen surgery while his 12-year-old daughter suffered a head injury. The three children were taken to Larnaca general hospital and are doing well, the police said yesterday. The driver and a 32-year-old co-passenger were not hurt. The head of traffic police Demetris Demetriou said yesterday that he was troubled by the incident “because [similar incidents] happen often on the highway”. According to Demetriou, last weekend police administered 2,101 alcohol tests across the island. One in twelve drivers stopped by police were found to be over the limit.

Cypriots stuck in Syria CYPRIOTS visiting relatives in Syria are now stuck in the warring country, unable to get out, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday. Antonis Theocharous, from the ministry’s crisis management department, said yesterday that a young Cypriot man is currently in Aleppo while a Cypriot woman in the advanced stages of pregnancy is about 25km away from the Turkish border. Her two children are also with her. Both went to Syria in July while “about a week ago”, their families got in touch with the Cypriot authorities to let them know they had tried and failed to leave the country, Theocharous said. The situation in Syria remains extremely precarious. The ministry “regularly talks” with the stranded Cypriots and is trying to secure their safe transportation, said Theocharous, adding that transporting a pregnant woman on the roads of Syria would be tricky. “For the time being our advice is for them to remain where they are,” he said. Cyprus still maintains an embassy and a consulate in Syria. However, the foreign ministry issued a warning against travelling to the country in March and again last week. For more information call 22-801000.

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BoC is mulling loan-book swap Bank moves to strengthen capital base

Finance Minister Vassos Shiarly at yesterday’s House committee meeting

New board for Cyprus Airways AFTER a marathon meeting, the House Finance Committee and the government yesterday agreed on the eight new members of the board of ailing carrier Cyprus Airways (CY). Conclusion of the procedure means CY would receive around €15 million – part of a €31 million share capital increase conditionally approved by parliament last month. The cash will be released by the state when the new board is formally appointed. Parliament last month passed a law calling for the replacement of the eight state-appointed members of CY – one of the conditions they attached for the release of the cash. Parliament also wants the company to draft a new reliable restructuring plan within three months before it releases the rest of the money. Following hours of discussions, MPs and the government agreed on accountant and businessman Stavros Stavrou to head the

board, flanked by former planning bureau director Panicos Pouros, accountant and business consultant Minos Charalambous, Adonis Pigasiou, member of the University of Cyprus Research Centre, Achilleas Tsangaris, accountant, and Kyriacos Kakouris, senior finance ministry official. The other two members were chosen from the workers’ ranks a process that caused most, if not all the delay yesterday. Eventually it was agreed to appoint captain Charalambos Tappas and Xenakis Xenofontos, the head of CY’s engineers. As a precondition both men would have to give up their positions in their respective unions. “They will represent themselves in their personal capacity and not the unions,” Finance Minister Vassos Shiarly said after the meeting. The board has three other members who represent private shareholders.

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BANK of Cyprus (BoC) is looking into swapping part of its loan book in Greece with a Greek bank operating on the island as part of moves to strengthen its capital base, it said in a stock exchange filing yesterday. Cypriot banks operating in Greece have been battered by the country’s debt crisis and deep recession which have caused losses in the sovereign debt restructuring and a rise in non-performing loans. As a result Cyprus sought emergency financial aid from its EU partners on June 25. The filing from the island’s biggest lender came in response to a newspaper report that it is in talks with Greek lender Alpha Bank on swapping part of its loan book with Alpha’s loans in Cyprus. “In the context of planning to strengthen its capital position and shield its balance sheet, the bank is looking into a number of options.

One such option is exchanging ... assets and liabilities with one of the Greek banks active in Cyprus,” BoC said in the filing. “At this stage there is nothing specific to announce,” it said, without naming any Greek bank. Alpha Bank, which declined to comment, is one of Greece’s three largest lenders which have offered to buy Credit Agricole’s struggling Greek unit Emporiki Bank, put up for sale by the French lender to limit its exposure to Greece. The report by daily newspaper Kathimerini said Alpha Bank’s impaired loans in Cyprus were smaller than the BOC’s non-performing credit in Greece and that the difference would be made up in some form including shares. Greece’s economy is expected to stay in recession for a fifth straight year in 2012, with gross domestic product seen contracting by more than 7.0 per cent. BoC rattled domestic markets by unexpectedly seeking

state financial support just prior to a regulatory deadline to bolster its core tier 1 capital in June. A few days earlier the lender’s board told shareholders it needed just €200 million to replenish its battered capital. The capital requirements of the Popular Bank, was a key reason forcing Cyprus into requesting the international bailout. Both banks suffered record 2011 losses as a result of a write-down in their portfolios of Greek sovereign debt, an impairment agreed by European leaders, including Cyprus’ president, to make Greece’s debt more sustainable. The decision proved costly for the island, with the Popular Bank needing at least €1.8 billion from the state, while BoC has asked for €500 million. BoC posted losses of €1.37 billion in its full-year 2011 results after the Greek sovereign debt write-down.

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Jail for football hooligan Four months for fan who invaded pitch

By Poly Pantelides THE LARNACA district court yesterday sentenced a 20year-old to four months in jail for taking part in a pitch invasion that caused a football game to be abandoned. Christos Gavriel jumped onto the pitch several minutes before the final whistle of the August 9 Europa league qualifier between his team Anorthosis and Georgian guests Dila Gori, taking issue with his goalie letting in three goals. Gavriel approached the goalkeeper and asked him “why?” prompting police to arrest him. Dozens of Anorthosis fans re-

acted to his arrest and poured onto the pitch, forcing the referee to interrupt the game. Others threw stones at people and cars outside the stadium. Gavriel pleaded guilty to being under the influence of alcohol and other addictive substances, during the game, and illegally entering a sports venue. During sentencing yesterday, the court said it took into consideration his clean criminal record and admission of guilt, the Cyprus News Agency said. Six others have been charged with similar offences and an

arrest warrant is still pending for a seventh suspect not yet found, police spokesman Christos Andreou said. He added that the court’s decision was a positive step towards tackling hooliganism. European football governing body UEFA issued a €50,000 fine while Anorthosis must also play their next three European home games behind closed doors. The punishment is the result of “the inconsiderate actions of a limited number of individuals who … tarnished the reputation of our team and of our country in the European

football circles,” the football club said last week. It also announced it was banning for life all those found guilty of offences related to the game and was considering taking legal measures against them for the damage they caused: “the fines and the lost profit that derive [from UEFA’s] decision”. Meanwhile, the police yesterday said officers will be at GSP stadium in Nicosia for tomorrow’s UEFA Champions league play-off game between Limassol’s AEL and Belgium’s Anderlecht. Anderlecht fans have been

allocated part of the south stands and can park in the stadium’s south car park area. AEL fans have the remaining stands and can park in the north and west car park areas. The police will fine anyone parking on the highway, the nearby roundabout, on pavements and roads. Firecrackers, dangerous items, banners or clothes bearing political or provocative slogans are strictly forbidden. The police said it will only allow admission from the gate designated on the ticket. Fans are asked to be at GSP stadium at least an hour and a half before the game. Gates open at 7.45pm.

‘Christofias has no plans to step down due to impending bailout’ By Elias Hazou PRESIDENT Demetris Christofias has no intention in stepping down because of an impending EU bailout deal, the government has said. “No such issue exists,” government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou told newsmen on Sunday. The flat denial came after reporters’ persistent questions as to whether the President was considering resigning to avoid the blame for possibly harsh austerity measures as a result of a bailout deal with the ‘troika’. “President Christofias is leading and coordinating efforts aimed at extricating us from the quandary into which the banks have put us through their ill-considered and criminal decisions that exposed them to the Greek economy, which in turn has created problems for the Cypriot economy,” Stefanou said. “The President shall continue to fight this battle to deal with the difficulties,” he added. Asked whether the President would sign a bailout deal if it involved tough austerity measures, the spokesman said: “Now is not the time for ifs and buts. We are waging a battle, through tough negotia-

tions with the troika, so that the measures not burden the working people.” “We have views and proposals, we know how Cyprus can come out of the tough spot, and we are presenting these views to the troika.” Stefanou reiterated the government’s view that austerity is not the way out of the financial crisis, but rather “growth and social cohesion.” Officials from the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank - known as the “troika” - have visited the island twice since Cyprus asked for financial aid on June 25. Cyprus’s two main banks suffered heavy losses from a write-down of Greek sovereign debt earlier this year, which was backed by all EU member states, including Cyprus. The troika said they expected the island to be in recession in 2012 and 2013 and highlighted the need to slash an expensive state payroll. They said they did not expect a conclusion to the bailout negotiations until September at the earliest. Commentators here have been suggesting that Christofias, a politician with communist credentials, may want to cut his losses by quitting before a bailout agreement is reached.

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The 32nd Lefkara Festival was marked on Sunday with volunteers covering a huge canvas with a painting of the traditional handicraft of the village, Lefkara lace, which dates back to at least the 14th century

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Olympic champion Kontides calls for more state support for young athletes By Stefanos Evripidou CYPRUS’ FIRST-ever Olympic medal winner Pavlos Kontides yesterday called on the state to invest in the country’s young athletes if it wants to see more medals. Speaking at a press conference in Limassol, Kontides thanked his family for its moral and financial support (to the tune of €100,000 this past year), noting that without their help, he would not be in the position he is in today. Kontides hoped his parents “never again have to put their hands in their pockets” for him. “I hope that after my success, certain things will change so that financial support is given to the young, because Cyprus has a lot of talent and it has been shown that with the right utilisation and motivation, these kids will follow their dreams in sports and then we will see new successes and more medals,” he said. Cyprus’ latest national hero put his success down to perseverance, support and positive thinking, though he acknowledged that before his success, support came only from “those who loved me”. It was positive thinking and his trainer Andreas Nicolaou that helped him overcome an injury in 2010 which doctors had cited as a reason to drop his sails and undergo surgery. Kontides called for politics to be taken out of sports once and for all in Cyprus, saying this was the only way Cypriot sports could reach higher ground. The 22-year-old Kontides won Cyprus’ first medal at an Olympics when he took the silver in sailing’s laser class in Weymouth, England. He plans to return to Southampton after the summer to continue his studies while he has pencilled in two full years of preparations before the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. His trainer Nicolaou said Kontides is the most disciplined athlete he has ever worked with. The 22-yearold trained seven hours a day with a broken hand last year, said Nicolaou, noting that Kontides could handle great physical and mental pressure and still keep smiling. “We would never have seen this medal if he didn’t have this gift,” he said.

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Britain BRITAIN TODAY CS Lewis papers given to university RARE unpublished letters written by Chronicles of Narnia author CS Lewis have been donated to a university in his native Belfast. The collection of 11 letters was found in an attic in England by the son of one of Lewis’s friends Captain Bernard Acworth. In the correspondence with Capt Acworth, who was founder of an organisation opposed to the teaching of evolution as scientific fact, committed Christian Lewis outlined his own views on religion and the origins of life. Reverend Dr Richard Acworth, from Portsmouth, gave the letters Lewis sent to his father to Queen’s University in Belfast, where the public will be able to view them in its CS Lewis Reading Room. “The letters were written to my father between the years 1944 and 1960 and he kept them and when he died they were just left in the loft really and I went through his letters much later and found them there,” he said.

New stamps mark Paralympics start A SET of four stamps is being issued to mark the start of the Paralympics, featuring sports including wheelchair basketball. The Royal Mail said the special stamps will go on sale from August 29, the day the Games start. They will mark four Paralympic sports - powerlifting, athletics, wheelchair basketball and cycling - alongside London landmarks including St Paul’s Cathedral and the Palace of Westminster. Royal Mail said it will paint red postboxes gold in the home town of every gold medal winner from Britain, as it did during the Olympics. Moya Greene, Chief Executive of Royal Mail, said: “London is looking forward to welcoming Paralympians from all over the globe, and we think these stamps are an excellent way to reflect the once-in-a-lifetime event.”

BAA to abandon Stansted sale fight AIRPORT operator BAA is to give up its long legal battle over the forced sale of Stansted Airport. The company, which recently lost a Court of Appeal ruling over Stansted, said it would not make a further appeal and would proceed with the sale of the Essex airport. The Competition Commission (CC) had originally ruled that BAA must sell Gatwick, Stansted and one of its Scottish airports following an inquiry into the company’s airport ownership. BAA said: “We still believe that the CC ruling fails to recognise that Stansted and Heathrow serve different markets.” The BAA decision today ends a process which began as far back as March 2007 when the Office of Fair Trading referred BAA airport services to the CC.

Political donations fall by £1m DONATIONS to political parties fell by almost £1 million in the second quarter of 2012, official figures show. A total of £7,873,478 in donations was reported to the Electoral Commission, down £992,312 on the figure for the first three months of the year. The Conservatives received £3,785,579 in donations, with Labour trailing behind on £2,964,471 and the Liberal Democrats £717,797. Labour also received £1,640,198 out of a total of £2,416,806 of public funds accepted by opposition parties. Declarations to the watchdog showed registered political parties owed £14,585,730 in outstanding loans, a slight fall on the last quarter’s figures.

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Call for talks over Assange Foreign ministers from South America are urging dialogue FOREIGN ministers from across South America have called for dialogue between the UK and Ecuador to resolve the row over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The ministers issued a statement of support for Ecuador following the meeting of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) in the country. Assange has been seeking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for two months. The Australian made his first public appearance since he entered the building on Sunday, calling on Washington to “renounce its witch-hunt” against his organisation. In the statement, released after the 20-minute meeting, the ministers “condemned the threat of the use of force between states” and reiterated “the right of states to concede asylum”. They urged both nations to follow the “path of dialogue and direct negotiations” to reach a solution. Assange, who is wanted in Sweden for questioning on sexual assault allegations, thanked Ecuador for taking a “stand for justice” in giving him political asylum when he spoke from the embassy’s balcony. Foreign Secretary William Hague has made it clear Assange will not be allowed safe passage out of the UK. Assange denies the allegations and fears being transferred to America if he travels to contest them. He enraged the US government in 2010

when WikiLeaks published tranches of secret US diplomatic cables. Unasur’s meeting was held a day after Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua and Argentina endorsed Ecuador’s asylum decision. Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Chile are among Latin American nations that have not taken a stand. Speaking on Sunday, Assange thanked Ecuador and other helpful South American nations and supporters around the world, plus his family, including his children “who have been denied their father”. He said: “Forgive me, we will be reunited soon.” Assange also paid tribute to his supporters, saying: “Thank you for coming, thank you for your resolve, your generosity of spirit. “On Wednesday night, after a threat was sent to this embassy, the police descended on this building. You came out in the middle of the night to watch over it, and you brought the world’s eyes with you. “Inside this embassy in the dark, I could hear teams of police swarming up inside the building through its internal fire escape. “But I knew there would be witnesses, and that is because of you. “If the UK did not throw away the Vienna Conventions the other night, it is because the world was watching. And the world was watching because you were watching.” He added: “We must use this moment to articulate the choice that is before the gov-

Assange makes his first public appearance ernment of the United States of America. “Will it return to and reaffirm the revolutionary values it was founded on or will it lurch off the precipice, dragging us all into a dangerous and oppressive world in which journalists fall silent under the fear of prosecution and citizens must whisper in the dark? “I say it must turn back. I ask President Obama to do the right thing: the United States must renounce its witch-hunt against WikiLeaks.” He also called on the US to end its “war on whistleblowers”, and demanded the release of Bradley Manning, a US army intelligence analyst suspected of leaking information, who is being held at an American military base. He has been charged with transferring classified data and delivering

national defence information to an unauthorised source and faces up to 52 years in jail. Assange described him as a hero and “an example to all of us”. His legal adviser Baltasar Garzon said Assange had instructed his lawyers “to carry out a legal action” to protect his rights. He said: “Julian Assange has always fought for truth and justice and has defended human rights and continues to do so. “He demands that WikiLeaks and his own rights be respected. Ecuador has said it granted asylum because neither Britain nor Sweden would offer guarantees that they would not allow Assange’s extradition to the United States. Supporters of Assange say they fear he has been secretly indicted by a grand jury in the US.

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Park wins nomination of South Korea’s ruling conservative party

WORLD TODAY NZ withdrawal accelerated NEW Zealand will accelerate the withdrawal of its soldiers from Afghanistan after it lost another three troops in a province thought to have been the country’s safest, but which is now being increasingly targeted by Taliban insurgents. Prime Minister John Key said yesterday it was “highly likely” Wellington would start the pullout of its 145-strong contingent by next April, around six months earlier than expected. But the drawdown would happen over months and “not days”, Key said, adding the accelerated timetable was not because of the five soldiers killed this month in central Bamiyan and increasing unpopularity of the war among voters. Bamiyan was one of the first provinces to be handed over to Afghan security forces in July 2011, ahead of a withdrawal of most NATO combat troops to be completed in 2014 and leaving behind it a reduced number of trainers and special forces.

Progress steady ENDURANCE athlete Diana Nyad was forging ahead through the Straits of Florida with renewed vigour in pursuit of a record 103-mile unassisted swim in open waters without the aid of a shark cage. The 62-year-old from Los Angeles was said to be comfortable, confident and steady at around 50 strokes a minute after a harrowing Sunday night of painful jellyfish encounters - despite an improved bodysuit that she had hoped would offer better protection.

Mars rock lasered THE Mars rover Curiosity zapped its first rock on Sunday with a high-powered laser gun designed to analyse Martian mineral content, and scientists declared their target practice a success. The robotic science lab aimed its laser beam at the fist-sized stone nearby and shot the rock with 30 pulses over a 10-second period, NASA said in a statement issued from mission control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Los Angeles.

Park Geun-hye’s nomination puts her on track to become South Korea’s first female leader (AFP)

SOUTH Korea’s ruling conservatives picked Park Geun-hye, the daughter of the country’s slain strongman, yesterday as their candidate for December’s presidential polls, putting her on track to become the country’s first woman leader. Park, the daughter of Park Chung-hee who ruled the country from 1961 to 1979, won her New Frontier Party’s presidential primary, easily beating four male candidates by winning 84 per cent of the vote in the race to succeed fellow conservative Lee Myung-bak whose mandatory single term ends in February. Smiling and clad in a blue shirt and black trousers, Park’s win at her third attempt to become her party’s candidate was greeted by the theme music from “Chariots of Fire” as she pledged greater economic equality. “We will make sure that small and medium companies and big corporations can coexist ... We’ll make sure the economically weak are given a fair chance,” the 60year old told cheering party members in her acceptance speech.

The gap between rich and poor in South Korea has widened in recent years, and opinion polls show younger voters have become disillusioned by the lack of permanent job opportunities. Polls show Park is ahead of any of the declared liberal opponents by double digits and looks likely to return to the presidential Blue House 33 years after she left it in mourning for her assassinated father. As well as promoting job security and welfare, Park has pledged to re-engage with North Korea and reward the impoverished and isolated state if Pyongyang shows it is serious about halting its race to obtain nuclear weapons. She warned Pyongyang’s new leadership that any attacks on South Korea would meet a strong response. “I, Park Geun-hye, will not tolerate any action that damages our sovereignty or threatens our safety. We won’t be content only with maintaining peace but we will work to establish a new framework for sustainable peace on the Korean peninsula and cooperation in North Asia,” she said.

China’s Gu Kailai receives suspended death sentence Gu says verdict is just, faces life in jail By John Ruwitch CHINA sentenced the wife of fallen Politburo member Bo Xilai to death yesterday but suspended her execution, setting the stage for a possible final purge of Bo himself in a scandal that has shaken Beijing ahead of a leadership transition. The sentence means Gu Kailai is likely to face life in jail for murdering British businessman Neil Heywood last year. It also brings a curtain down on China’s most sensational trial in three decades, yet opens a new and more politically dangerous act for the ruling Communist Party - how to deal with Bo, an ambitious and well-connected provincial leader whose downfall exposed rifts in the party. “I feel the verdict is just and fully reflects the court’s special respect for the law, its special respect for reality and, in particular, its special respect for life,” Gu said of the sentence in official television footage of the hearing. Gu, 53, wore a white shirt and black suit and stood ex-

This frame grab taken from Chinese television CCTV shows Gu Kailai (centre R), receiving her sentencing for murder at a court in Hefei, Anhui province yesterday (AFP) pressionless, hands folded in front of her, as she spoke, pausing at one point to find the right words. At her trial on August 9, Gu admitted to poisoning Hey-

wood last November, and alleged that a business dispute between them led him to threaten her son, Bo Guagua, according to official accounts published by state media.

A court official, Tang Yigan, said the court had concluded Heywood used threatening words against Bo Guagua, but had never acted on them. The court also found Gu’s ac-

tions reflected a “psychological impairment” but did not elaborate. Gu could still face execution if she commits a new offence over the next two years. Almost invariably in China, however, such suspended sentences are commuted to long prison terms. The court, in the eastern city of Hefei, also said Zhang Xiaojun, an aide to the Bo family, was sentenced to nine years in jail for acting as an accomplice to the poisoning of Heywood. “With both of the defendants declining to appeal, this marks the end of things,” Zhang’s lawyer, Li Renting, said. Four policemen were also convicted on Monday of having sought to protect Gu from investigation, receiving jail sentences of between five and 11 years - a development that could prove damaging for Bo because it establishes formally that there was an attempted cover-up. Police sources in Chongqing, the southwestern municipality ruled by Bo until he was ousted as its party chief in March, have said that Bo tried to shut down the investigation into his wife after being told she was a suspect early this year. Some Chinese political experts doubt the party will look to prosecute Bo, and note that his name was not cited at either the trial of his wife or the four policemen. But He Weifang, a law professor at Peking University, said he believed Bo would still face a court once the party had decided how to handle him.

Burmese government says that it will no longer censor media outlets BURMA’S government said yesterday it would no longer censor local media outlets, the most dramatic move yet towards allowing freedom of expression in the longrepressed nation. The Southeast Asian nation’s me-

dia had long been regarded as among the most restricted in the world. But President Thein Sein’s reformist government began easing media controls over the last year, allowing reporters to print articles that would have been unthinkable during the

era of absolute military rule. The Information Ministry, which has long controlled what can be printed, made the announcement on its website yesterday. The head of the ministry’s Press Scrutiny and Registration Depart-

ment, Tint Swe, also conveyed the news to a group of editors in the country’s main city Yangon. Under the new regulations, journalists will no longer have to submit their work to state censors before publication as they have for

close to half a century. However, reporters will still have to send their stories to the Press Scrutiny Department after publication so government monitors can determine whether their work violated any publishing laws, journalists said.

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Miners trickle back to work following shootings

United Nations monitors pull out of Syria Assad forces pound Damascus suburbs By Tom Perry U.N. military observers departed Damascus yesterday after a four-month mission in which they became helpless spectators of Syria’s conflict, and activists said government forces launched air strikes near the capital that killed two dozen people. Helicopter gunships hit Mouadamiya and Daraya, suburbs south of Damascus, activists and residents said, giving casualty tolls that could not be independently verified. “It seems they suspected that there were rebels in the area,” said an activist in Daraya, speaking on condition of anonymity. Gunships also appeared to hit targets in the western Damascus district of Kfar Souseh, a housewife said by phone. Video footage posted on YouTube showed no movement in the streets of Mouadamiya, with the silence broken by the sound of shelling. Control of the area has changed hands several times, as have many other places in a war with no clear front lines. “Our mission failed because the two sides did not abide by their commitments,” said one uniformed observer, who declined to be named, before seven United Nations cars left a Damascus hotel carrying

some of the last members of a mission once 300 strong. The unarmed monitors suspended operations in June after coming under fire and most have already departed, leaving a small liaison office in the Syrian capital in case a chance for a political settlement to the bloodshed ever emerges. Battling a 17-month-old uprising against his family’s 42year rule, President Bashar al-Assad has used fighter jets and helicopter gunships to pound rebel strongholds. Insurgents have stepped up their own attacks, hitting tanks, military convoys and security buildings.

VIOLENCE The mandate of the monitoring mission, known as UNSMIS, expired on Sunday. The last monitors are due to leave by Friday. After a brief lull, violence intensified during the monitors’ presence in Syria and at least 9,000 people have been killed since they arrived to oversee a ceasefire declared on April 12 by outgoing UN-Arab League mediator Kofi Annan. The truce never took hold. At least 18,000 people have now been killed in Syria since the anti-Assad revolt began. At least 170,000 have fled the country, according to the

United Nations, and 2.5 million need aid inside Syria. Rebel fighters have complained that foreign powers have supplied neither the quantity or quality of weaponry they need to defeat Assad, such as anti-aircraft missiles. France, which like the United States and Britain, says it is supplying only non-lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition, ruled out providing arms in case they fell into the wrong hands. Qatar and Saudi Arabia are among countries arming the rebels, French Foreign minister Laurent Fabius said, whereas European countries had imposed an arms embargo on Syria. “As for heavy weapons, especially to destroy planes, there is a huge problem. We cannot deliver weapons in conditions where the people we deliver to later use them against us,” said Fabius, who will host a foreign ministers meeting on Syria at the United Nations on August 30. His remarks, on Europe 1 radio, appeared to contradict a Russian assertion that the West was arming the Syrian rebels. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov, whose country is an ally of Syria, said evidence had grown that Syrian rebels were

Syrians walk with some belongings recovered from their house in Azaz, in northern Syria on August 19, 2012, following deadly bombing on the town on August 15 (AFP) “massively supplied with Western-made weapons”. While outgunned by Assad’s forces, rebels still managed to seize control of districts in Damascus and Aleppo last month, as well as several border crossings and parts of the north, before the army

counter-attacked in Syria’s two main cities. Making his first public appearance since a July 18 bombing killed four of his top security officials, Assad prayed at a Damascus mosque at the start of a Muslim holiday on Sunday.

More Pussy Riot members being hunted

Pussy Riot supporters protest in front of Warsaw’s Russian embassy (AFP)

RUSSIAN police are hunting for more members of the Pussy Riot punk rock band, a spokeswoman said, signalling further pressure on the group despite an international outcry over jail terms for three women who protested in a church against Vladimir Putin. The Russian president’s critics condemned the court proceeding that yielded the two-year prison sentences on Friday as part of a clampdown on a protest movement and reminiscent of show trials of dissidents in the Soviet era. Police said yesterday they were searching for other members of the group over the February protest at Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral, but had not yet identified the suspects. They did not say how many people they were looking for, nor whether they faced arrest and charges. Five members of the anonymous feminist punk group

stormed the church altar in brightly coloured balaclavas, mismatched dresses and wielding an electric guitar, but only three were arrested and tried.

PUNISHMENT FURORE Although the search was launched before Friday’s verdict, the determination of police to pursue other Pussy Riot members suggested the Kremlin would keep the heat on the band despite the furore over the punishment imposed on the three young women. A lawyer for Pussy Riot, Mark Feigin, said he believed police knew the identity of the other two women and had video surveillance footage of them walking into the church. He said the search handed police a tool to put pressure on any of Pussy Riot’s 10-plus members continuing its protest. “If you put some unidentified

persons on the wanted list, then you can arrest whoever you want in a balaclava,” he said. In an interview last week, other members of Pussy Riot - their faces hidden behind colourful masks like those worn during the “punk prayer” - said the trial had only strengthened their resolve to stage new protests. On Friday, the band released a new song entitled “Putin is Lighting the Fires of Revolution”. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, Maria Alyokhina, 24, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 30, were convicted of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred over their performance of a “punk prayer” urging the Virgin Mary to rid Russia of Putin. A police spokeswoman said other unidentified members of Pussy Riot were being sought under a criminal case that was now separate from that against the three performers who were tried.

ABOUT a third of the workforce returned yesterday to South Africa’s Marikana platinum mine, resuming operations at the site where police shot dead 34 striking miners in clashes that evoked memories of apartheid-era violence. Mine owner Lonmin has threatened about 3,000 striking workers with dismissal if they do not show up at Marikana, 100 kilometres (60 miles) northwest of Johannesburg, where miners armed with spears, machetes and handguns died on Thursday in a hail of police fire. Ten people were also killed prior to the police shooting, including a shop steward from the country’s biggest union, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), who was hacked to death, as a dispute between mining unions turned deadly. Striking workers gathered yesterday near the garbagestrewn fields and the barren hill where they assembled a week ago, with many saying they were not ready to go back into the shafts. “You work so very hard for very little pay. It is almost like death,” said a striking miner who asked to be identified only by his first name, Thulani. Lonmin said it did not yet have enough workers at their posts to produce ore, and officials from the small Solidarity union of highly-skilled workers said at least 80 per cent of the workforce is needed to bring platinum out of the shafts. The violence was sparked by a spreading battle for membership between the NUM and the upstart Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, which has accused its rival of caring more about politics and personal enrichment than workers. Lonmin said in a statement that operations had resumed and it had extended to today from yesterday its deadline for the strikers at the mine, which employs 28,000, to return to work. A spokesman for President Jacob Zuma, who has declared a week of mourning, said a ministerial committee appointed by the president had arrived on the scene to assist families and the community affected by the troubles.

Missouri Republican congressman Todd Akin goes into hiding over rape row THE would-be American senator who claimed women’s bodies were able to prevent pregnancies if they were raped went into hiding yesterday amid a storm of protest over his remarks. Anti-abortion Republican Todd Akin was asked in an interview if he would support terminations for rape victims. He replied: “It seems to me first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Yesterday his campaign spokesman said he was

making no public appearances and did not plan any further comments on the issue. He cancelled a scheduled radio interview. The six-term congressman is the Republican nominee for US Senate in Missouri, opposing Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill in the November election. The election is one of this year’s most closely watched races as it represents one of the Republicans’ best chances of defeating a Democratic incumbent as they try to gain control of the Senate.

After his remarks Akin released a statement saying that he “misspoke” during the interview, though the statement did not say specifically which points. “In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it’s clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year,” the statement said. His comments brought a swift rebuke from the campaign of presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his choice for vice president, Paul Ryan.

Representative Todd Akin

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Business Opel, staff close to deal on shorter working Comment week

Greek exit manageable but not preferable - ECB

OPEL, the German unit of US automaker General Motors (GM.N), is close to signing an accord with workers to cut their hours at two German plants employing a total of 16,500, a spokesman for the carmaker said yesterday. GM lost $747 million on its European operations last year as a weak economy hit car sales in the region, forcing carmakers to confront high fixed costs and excess production capacity that GM has said equates to 10 plants. As sagging consumer demand curbs Opel deliveries in austerity-strapped southern Europe, management at the Ruesselsheim-based carmaker is making use of a clause in wage contracts to cut employees’ standard 35-hour work week to 31 hours. If management and labour agree to shorten working hours at the main factory in Ruesselsheim and a component plant in Kaiserslautern, Opel can apply for subsidies under the German government’s short-work programme, called “Kurzarbeit”. The talks are due to be concluded on Wednesday, and it remains unclear how many workers would be involved and exactly how their hours would be reduced. A pact to shorten the standard workday or work week at the two western German plants could be signed within the week, allowing for implementation on September 1, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter. The spokesman declined to confirm whether possible new rules on shorter working hours would take effect on September 1.

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seen as part of growing debate in Germany on cutting Greece loose A GREEK exit from the eurozone would be manageable, European Central Bank policymaker Joerg Asmussen was quoted yesterday as saying, although he would prefer it if the crisis-stricken country remained within the single currency bloc. He also said that the Bundesbank, whose chief ECB President Mario Draghi singled out earlier this month for expressing reservations over the bank’s new bond-buying plans, was not isolated in Europe. The comments on Greece from the ECB executive board member, Germany’s deputy finance minister until he took the post at the end of last year, sum up a growing debate in Berlin on the possibility of cutting Greece free. Most would prefer not to, but an increasing number of MPs and influential figures have come out of the woodwork saying the eurozone is strong enough to deal with the fallout. “Firstly, my clear preference is that Greece should remain in the currency union,” Asmussen was quoted as saying in an advance copy of an interview due to appear in Germany’s Frankfurter Rundschau. “Secondly, it is in Greece’s

European Central Bank policymaker Joerg Asmussen: it’s in Greece’s hands hands to ensure that. Thirdly, a Greek exit would be manageable.” But Asmussen also warned that a so-called Grexit would not be as orderly as some imagined: “It would be associated with a loss of growth and higher unemployment and it would be very expensive - in Greece, Europe as a whole and even in Germany.” He also said it would be good if the eurozone’s permanent bailout mechanism, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), successor to the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), were up and running as soon as possible. “The ESM is a better instrument for dealing with the crisis than the EFSF,”

he was quoted as saying. Germany’s Constitutional Court has said it will deliver its ruling on whether the ESM and the fiscal pact are compatible with the German constitution on September 12. Germany cannot legally ratify the two treaties without the go-ahead from the court and the ESM cannot come into effect without German backing. On eurozone bonds, Asmussen said such common debt was only logical in a full fiscal union and added that they were not crisis management tools. Draghi indicated earlier this month that the eurozone’s central bank may again start buying government bonds to reduce

crippling Spanish and Italian borrowing costs but not before September and only if governments activated the eurozone’s bailout funds to join the ECB in buying bonds. Whether the plan goes ahead at all, however, remains largely a question of whether leaders in Germany - whose own central bank opposes bond-buying - agrees over the course of a series of key meetings next month. Whereas Draghi said that Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann had been the only ECB policymaker to register reservations against the bond-buying proposals at this month’s meeting, Asmussen hinted that the division may not

be as clear cut. “No-one should try to give the impression that the Bundesbank or its president is isolated,” said Asmussen, adding that he and Weidmann worked closely together and trusted each other. Noting that Draghi had not said the new bondbuying programme would be limited in terms of time and volume, the paper asked Asmussen if this meant it could be successful as it would be unlimited. “You heard him correctly. But wait and see. We are working on further details of the new programme and we will discuss this at our next meeting,” Asmussen replied.

UK watchdog nets biggest haul yet from insider dealing By Huw Jones BRITAIN’S Financial Services Authority (FSA) secured its biggest proceeds-of-crime haul yesterday when it was granted permission to confiscate 1.5 million pounds from a former Dresdner Kleinwort banker and his wife. In October 2010 Christian Littlewood, his wife Angie and a family friend, Helmy Omar Sa’aid, pleaded guilty to eight counts of insider dealing in shares listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) between 2000 and 2008. Christian Littlewood is serving a 40-month prison sentence. His wife was sentenced to a year in prison, suspended for two years, while Sa’aid was sentenced to two years. Southwark Crown Court approved an order to confiscate 1.534 million pounds from funds and assets restrained by the court when the Littlewoods were arrested.

A previous confiscation order for 640,000 pounds from Sa’aid brings the total to 2.174 million pounds, the FSA’s biggest haul for an insider dealing case, and in excess of the profit from the indicted trading, the watchdog said. The confiscation order assumes that profits from other trading within the same period also represent proceeds of crime. “A key part of our strategy is to ensure that those who are convicted of insider dealing do not keep their ill-gotten gains,” said Tracey McDermott, FSA director of enforcement and financial crime. If the Littlewoods don’t pay up within six months they will be liable to serve an extra three years in prison. They were also ordered to pay costs of 33,000 pounds each to the FSA. Christian Littlewood was earning up to 1.5 million pounds a year from his day job and the couple had bought a number of houses in the upmarket Hampstead area of London.

It was the FSA’s eighth confiscation order for insider dealing since its first in 2009, two years after the watchdog launched its “credible deterrence” crackdown on market abuses. The FSA is considering applying for confiscation orders in two other cases. British trader James Sanders, owner and director of now-defunct brokerage Blue Index, and his wife Miranda were jailed in June after scooping almost two million pounds from illegal share dealings. Six members of an illegal UK trading ring that netted 732,000 pounds were jailed in July in a case that cost the FSA 5 million pounds to bring to trial. The FSA is currently prosecuting four other individuals in separate insider dealing cases. Money obtained under confiscation orders is split between the government, to pay for what are often lengthy trials, and the FSA, which has devoted considerable resources to building a case.

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Like water for climate No surprise that Chinese deal has gone belly-up IT’S NO surprise that the much-anticipated multi-million Chinese deal for the redevelopment of the old Larnaca airport appears to have come to an ignominious end, although the government said yesterday it would attempt to salvage it. Communications Minister Efthimios Flourentzos said he was meeting Chinese businessman Yang Qi tomorrow in a bid to convince him to rethink his decision, conveyed to the government in a letter received on August 14. Apparently the Chinese investor in his letter said he was no longer interested, citing red tape as the reason for pulling out, something Flourentzos has rejected. But the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA) sided with the Chinese businessman’s view concerning the issue of red tape. The minister put the withdrawal down to the recent scandal sparked by the revelation that presidential aide Marios Ieronymides was allegedly involved in the deal. Ieronymides subsequently resigned although he insisted he was at the talks only as a friend of Yang Qi. That aside, the blame game didn’t take long to begin. The opposition criticised the administration, accusing them of trying to pass the buck by blaming everyone and everything except themselves. Government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou responded by saying the administration could not be blamed for anything concerning the deal. It said the bottom line was the proposed deal was a private investment with the airport operator Hermes, which the government was facilitating. Stefanou accused the opposition of “killing” this and other investments by ‘creating scorched earth conditions’ in its ‘war of attrition’ on the government. The reactions were similar to the ones expressed when the famous Qatari investment went belly-up a couple of months back after being on the boil for over three years. The massive project aimed at developing a hotel, residential and commercial complex in central Nicosia collapsed. It would be difficult to say for certain whether the Chinese investor pulled out over the scandal or over the red tape, but one thing is for certain, something is turning off foreign investors. According to figures quoted in this newspaper on Sunday, Malta has attracted €86 million in foreign direct investment from China while Cyprus has attracted only €11 million, despite the government’s constant bragging about its wonderful relations with China. Maybe Maltese politicians are not tearing each other to shreds to score political points at the expense of the country. Maybe, just maybe, we are simply creating a bad impression.

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VERYONE knows” that you should drink eight glasses of water a day. After all, this is the advice of a multitude of health writers, not to mention authorities like Britain’s National Health Service. Healthy living now means carrying water bottles with us, sipping at all times, trying to drink our daily quota to ensure that we stay hydrated and healthy. Indeed, often we drink without being thirsty, but that is how it should be: as the beverage maker Gatorade reminds us, “your brain may know a lot, but it doesn’t know when your body is thirsty.” Sure, drinking this much does not feel comfortable, but Powerade offers this sage counsel: “you may be able to train your gut to tolerate more fluid if you build your fluid intake gradually.” Now the British Medical Journal reports that these claims are “not only nonsense, but thoroughly debunked nonsense.” This has been common knowledge in the medical profession at least since 2002, when Heinz Valtin, a professor of physiology and neurobiology at Dartmouth Medical School, published the first critical review of the evidence for drinking lots of water. He concluded that “not only is there no scientific evidence that we need to drink that much, but the recommendation could be harmful, both in precipitating potentially dangerous hyponatremia and exposure to pollutants and also in making many people feel guilty for not drinking enough.” So why do we keep hearing (and believing) that more water is better? Well, obviously Gatorade and Powerade would like us to drink more of their products, and getting us to gulp more than we would naturally like seems like a brilliant marketing move. Likewise, the latest Hydration for Health science gathering, which promotes drinking more water, has been sponsored by Danone, which sells bottled water under brand names like Volvic and Evian. The drink-more-water story is curiously similar to how “everyone knows” that global warming only makes climate more extreme. A hot, dry summer (in some places) has triggered another barrage of such claims. And, while many interests are at work, one of the players that benefits the most from this story are the media: the notion of “extreme” cli-

Comment Bjorn Lomborg mate simply makes for more compelling news. Consider Paul Krugman, writing breathlessly in The New York Times about the “rising incidence of extreme events” and how “large-scale damage from climate change is … happening now.” He claims that global warming caused the current drought in America’s Midwest, and that supposedly record-high corn prices could cause a global food crisis. But the United Nations climate panel’s latest assessment tells us precisely the opposite: for “North America, there is medium confidence that there has been an overall slight tendency toward less dryness (wetting trend with more soil moisture and runoff).” Moreover, there is no way that Krugman could have identified this drought as being caused by global warming without a time machine: climate models estimate that such detection will be possible by 2048, at the earliest. And, fortunately, this year’s drought appears unlikely to cause a food crisis. According to The Economist, “price increases in corn and soybeans are not thought likely to trigger a food crisis, as they did in 2007-08, as global rice and wheat supplies remain plentiful.” Moreover, Krugman overlooks inflation: prices have increased six-fold since 1969, so, while corn futures did set a record of about $8 per bushel in late July, the inflation-adjusted price of corn was higher throughout most of the 1970’s, reaching a whopping $16 in 1974. Finally, Krugman conveniently forgets that concerns about global warming are the main reason that corn prices have skyrocketed since 2005. Nowadays 40% of corn grown in the United States is used to produce ethanol, which does absolutely nothing for the climate, but certainly distorts the price of corn – at the expense of many of the world’s poorest people. Bill McKibben similarly frets in The Guardian and The Daily Beast about the Midwest drought and corn prices. Moreover, he confidently tells us that raging wildfires from New Mexico and Colorado to Siberia are “exactly” what the early stages of global warm-


The drink-more-water story is curiously similar to how “everyone knows” that global warming only makes climate more extreme. ing look like. In fact, the latest overview of global wildfire incidence suggests that, because humans have suppressed fire and decreased vegetation density, fire intensity has declined over the past 70 years, and is now close to its pre-industrial level. When well-meaning campaigners want us to pay attention to global warming, they often end up pitching beyond the facts. And, while this may seem justified by a noble goal, such “policy by panic” tactics rarely work, and often backfire. Remember how, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Al Gore (and many others) claimed that we were in store for ever more devastating hurricanes? Since then, hurricane incidence has dropped off the charts; indeed, by one measure, global accumulated cyclone energy has decreased to its lowest levels since the late 1970’s. Exaggerated claims merely fuel public distrust and

disengagement. That is unfortunate, because global warming is a real problem, and we do need to address it. Warming will increase some extremes (it is likely that both droughts and fires will become worse toward the end of the century). But warming will also decrease other extremes, for example, leading to fewer deaths from cold and less water scarcity. Similarly, there are real health problems – and many of them. But focusing on the wrong ones – like drinking a lot of water – diverts our attention from more important issues. Telling tall tales may benefit those with a stake in the telling, but it leaves us all worse off.  Bjørn Lomborg is the author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It, head of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, and an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School. © Project Syndicate 2012



25 years ago Friday August 21, 1987

The Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, is stolen from the Louvre Museum, in Paris, and remains un-recovered for two years.

President Kyprianou will return to Cyprus next Monday after an absence of two weeks. He left on August 9 for what was officially described as a “private visit” to Greece where he has spent his holidays. The government spokesman said yesterday that before his return he will have a meeting with the Greek Prime Minister Papandreou.

1959 Hawaii becomes the 50th state of the United States.

1961 Kenyan nationalist Jomo Kenyatta is released by the British colonial government after having spent nine years in prison for involvement in the Mau-Mau Rebellion.

1986 At least 1,200 people are feared dead after volcanic gases escape from a lake in Cameroon.

1983 Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino is assassinated by allies of President Ferdinand Marcos as he steps off an aeroplane in Manila to end his three-year exile from the Philippines.

35 years ago Sunday August 21, 1977 The Acting President Spyros Kyprianou has reaffirmed Cyprus’ determination to extract from the UN General Assembly “practical measures” for the implementation of the resolutions on Cyprus. Kyprianou also said that the Cyprus stand towards any new initiatives by the US Presidential Envoy Clark Clifford remained one of acceptance.

45 years ago Monday August 21, 1967 China today issued an ultimatum to Britain demanding that it allow three banned Hong Kong newspapers to resume publication within 48 hours. If Britain failed to act, it would be held responsible for all the serious consequences. The ultimatum was handed to the British Charge d’ Affaires in Peking Donald Hopson.

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Environment New children’s book aims to help save endangered dugongs

Great white shark ‘should be on the endangered list’

By Pauline Askin

The US West Coast’s population is estimated at a mere 350

HE’S three metres long, weighs as much as a small fishing boat and can eat the combined weight of two small children every day. But Dhyum the Dugong, the main character in a new children’s book, has pressing issues on his mind. He wants to teach people how to save dugongs, endangered sea mammals, like him. Dhyum is the creation of Australian scientist Mariana Fuentes, who decided to use a children’s picture book to teach children and their parents about protecting dugongs, which some experts say are the source of mermaid tales. “I think that through reading the book, kids can educate their parents about what they learned. Parents can often listen to their kids more than any researcher or government industry,” Fuentes said. Dugongs are massive sea creatures which are related to manatees and can weigh as much as 500kg. They are found from Madagascar to Vanuatu, and in the wild can live up to 70 years.

DANGERS Fuentes, a marine biologist at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University in Queensland, spent three years researching dugongs for the book, which explains what they are and the dangers they face. “Even though we follow cultural protocols, sometimes the whole community doesn’t get the message, so I thought it would be a good way through the book,” she said. Dhyum’s home is the Torres Strait, a 35,000 square kilometre stretch of water between Australia and Papua New Guinea which is the home of the world’s largest population of dugongs. “Dugongs have important roles in the ecological system. The main role is through grazing sea grass beds in shallow waters, which reduces the risk of algae dominating the marine environment. One dugong can eat 30 kilos of sea grass a day,” Fuentes said. Tracking a Torres Strait dugong involves three people jumping on the creature, placing a lasso around its tail and bringing it closer to the boat to insert the tag. Dugongs play an important role in maritime culture for the Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islanders who live along the Great Barrier Reef. In respect of their beliefs Fuentes is not permitted to tag the creatures. “In Torres Strait there are a lot of cultural protocols we have to follow, and one of them is that women are not allowed to catch dugongs,” she said. “It’s always funny to see people trying to jump on the dugong and try and grab it. It’s like a rodeo technique.”

By Deborah Zabarenko GREAT white sharks swimming off the California coast should be protected under the US Endangered Species Act, according to a trio of environmental groups that contend there are fewer than 350 of the animals in the western coastal waters. Commercial fishing by US and Mexican vessels is the primary threat to great white sharks in this area, the scientific petition by the groups Oceana, Centre for Biological Diversity and Shark Stewards said. The request for federal protection has been filed with the US National Marine Fisheries Service in Washington, with a second petition to be filed this week under California’s Endangered Species Act, Geoff Shester of Oceana said. Until last year, there was no way to tell how many great white sharks lived off the coast of California, Baja California and Mexico, Shester said. In 2011, two studies of this population of great white sharks in the Pacific found it to be genetically distinct and isolated from other groups of these creatures around the globe, he said. The studies estimated there are fewer than 350 adult and sub-adults in these waters. Although there is no way to know how many sharks were in the area previously, it is known that their main prey – California sea lions, harbour seals and elephant

Top predators: Great Whites are basically keeping the food web of the ocean in check

seals - were depleted by human exploitation in the 1700s and 1800s, according to Shester. While the seal and sea lion populations have rebounded, it will probably take great white sharks longer to do so, because this species grows slowly and most great whites do not reproduce until the age of 10 years and have few young. The low estimate for the great white shark population off the West Coast makes the group inherently vulnerable, said Shester, Oceana’s California programme director. A total population of 350 means there are probably fewer than 100 breeding females, he said. This would make it challenging for the great white shark population to rebuild. If this group of sharks went extinct, he said, other groups would survive, but these animals would be gone from the North American West Coast for centuries or millennia, because this population does not commingle with other groups. “These are iconic top predators that are basically keeping the entire food web of our ocean in check,” Shester said. “They regulate populations of seals and sea lions and that benefits entire ecosystem including our fisheries. Ultimately the loss of top predators like sharks could have disastrous consequences for oceans and coastal economies that depend on it.”

Floating robot helps track migration habits By Alister Doyle A FLOATING robot has been deployed to track great white sharks in the Pacific as part of efforts to understand the giant predators. The “wave glider”, which from above looks like a yellow surfboard, picks up signals from tagged fish up to 330m away in the ocean and then sends their positions to researchers via a satellite transmitter. Scientists have only a hazy understanding of where great white sharks, portrayed as ferocious killers in films like Jaws, swim in the oceans. The new robot will give insights into their movements. “Here we are in the 21st century and scientists

have just put a rover on Mars. And we don’t understand what is going on in the oceans,” said Barbara Block, a marine sciences professor at Stanford University in California in charge of the project. “We will send a wave glider out to follow the sharks,” she said. In one eight-day test, the glider, made by California-based Liquid Robotics and which moves at less than walking speed, made 200 detections of 19 individual sharks. The glider, about 2m with solar panels above and a wave-power system below, could also give clues to other tagged creatures ranging from mako sharks to tuna and salmon. It can only notice creatures that have been previously tagged by scientists with tiny battery-pow-

ered acoustic transmitters that bleep once every two minutes. Thousands of creatures carry the tags, Block said. The glider, and listening buoys in fixed positions chained to the seabed, are building on a previous project for the tagging of Pacific predators, which was part of an international census of marine life from 2000-10. Block said that scientists already knew that great white sharks wandered across the Pacific from North America, often all the way to Hawaii. There were also mysterious gatherings, including in one mid-ocean area dubbed the “white shark cafe”. Unlike the fixed buoys, the gliders can monitor such “ocean wi-fi hotspots”.

Rare plants in bloom at UK farm Jungle eyes in the sky SOME of the UK’s rarest countryside flowers are enjoying a purple patch. Purple viper’s bugloss and corn marigold, rare arable plants, have put on a stunning show this summer at Adrian Thomas’ arable farm near Land’s End in Cornwall, creating a colourful floral carpet across the countryside. Many arable plants are on the decline and purple viper’s bugloss is now a rare species found only in a few places in the UK. Thomas, who farms at Nanquidno and Boscregan, close to Land’s End, is providing suitable conditions for the plants to thrive by leaving areas to lie fallow and by managing spring-sown cereal crops with low nitrogen inputs and without artificial herbicides and pesticides. “We have had the most fantastic display of purple viper’s bugloss and corn marigold this

year, despite appalling weather conditions, and I’m delighted that these rare plants are thriving here on our farm,” he said. Thomas is supported by Natural England’s higher level environmental stewardship scheme which provides incentive payments to farmers and landowners to carry out sympathetic management. Vaughan Robbins, from Natural England, said: “This part of west Cornwall is an important area for rare arable plants which elsewhere in the country are struggling to survive the pace of changes in land management techniques. “Adrian is doing fantastic work on his farm and we are delighted that the co-operation and hard work of all involved has resulted in such a successful outcome and glorious spectacle at Boscregan.”

IN THE two minutes it takes to read this story, an area the size of 60 football pitches will have been clear-cut by illegal loggers globally, according to Chatham House, an independent policy institute in London. Catching the loggers and their bosses has long been a problem because of corruption, lax law enforcement and limited ability to detect the crime quickly. Satellite monitoring is changing that. Powerful eyes in the sky and cheaper and more powerful data-crunching computers mean there

will be no place to hide for palm oil, logging or mining firms that clear without permits or outside their concessions. Higher resolution satellite imaging and near-real time analysis will mean investors, green groups, law enforcement agencies and the public can monitor any patch of forest. Washington-based World Resources Institute plans to launch an upgraded version of Global Forest Watch, a free web-based service, either later this year or early in 2013.

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Wildlife vanishing fast in Brazil’s forest fragments By Alister Doyle ANIMALS living in patches of rainforest cut off from bigger expanses of jungle by farms, roads or towns are dying off faster than previously thought, according to an academic study. “We uncovered a staggering rate of local extinctions,” the British and Brazilian researchers wrote in the online science journal PLOS ONE. They visited 196 fragments of what was once a giant, intact forest in eastern Brazil

on the Atlantic coast, now broken up by decades of deforestation to make way for agriculture. Each isolated forest patch, ranging from less than the size of a soccer pitch to more than 5,000 hectares (12,000 acres), had on average only four of 18 types of the mammals the experts surveyed, including howler monkeys and marmosets. White-lipped peccaries, similar to pigs, “were completely wiped out and jaguars, lowland tapirs, woolly spider monkeys and giant

anteaters were virtually extinct,” the British and Brazilian scientists said of their findings. Normal estimates of declining wildlife numbers, based on the size of isolated forest fragments, predicted higher survival rates, it said. But they had underestimated continuing human pressures such as hunting and fires. “This is bad news for conservation,” Professor Carlos Peres, of Britain’s University of East Anglia, said. Many animals had vanished even in what seemed big areas of

forest with intact tree canopy, he said. The rate of species loss in the area studied - the Atlantic Forest region which covers 250,000km², the size of Britain or the US state of Michigan, was likely to be mirrored in other countries such as Indonesia, Ghana or Madagascar, Peres said. The scientists urged better conservation. In Brazil, animals survived best in five forest remnants that were protected as parks. “This paper is a very big positive endorsement of more pro-

Climate: more risks to food than US drought ‘High degree of confidence’ that weather extremes are linked to climate change

Heatwave: People cool off in the Trocadero’s fountains in front of the Eiffel Tower at the weekend By Alister Doyle DOWNPOURS and heatwaves caused by climate change could disrupt food supplies from the fields to the supermarkets, raising the risk of more price spikes such as this year’s leap triggered by drought in the United States. Food security experts working on a chapter in a UN overview of global warming due in 2014 said governments should take more account of how extremes of heat, droughts or floods could affect food supplies from seeds to consumers’ plates. “It has not been properly recognised yet that we are dealing with a food system here. There is a whole chain that is also going to be affected by climate change,” Professor Dr John Porter of the University of Copenhagen said. “It is more than just the fact that there are droughts in the United States that will reduce yields,” he said. Like the other experts, he said he was giving personal opinions, not those of the UN panel. After harvest, floods could wash away roads or bridges, for instance, between fields and factories processing the crop. Or warehouses storing food could be damaged by more powerful storms. Such factors were likely to hit poor nations hardest. “There are reasons to expect more fre-

quent (price) spikes, given that it will be more common to see conditions that are considered extreme,” said David Lobell, an assistant professor at Stanford University in California. Other factors could dampen rises, however, “including responses such as raising grain storage or changing trade policies”. He said Stanford was trying to produce models of the likelihood of price spikes to understand the risks. “It’s a distributional problem - there is enough food in the world. But the distribution doesn’t work,” said Bruce McCarl, a professor at Texas A&M University. Climate extremes could aggravate food price swings, he said. The worst drought in five decades in the United States has pushed up corn prices by more than 50 per cent from late May to record highs above $8 a bushel. Hot, dry weather has also hit crops in southern Europe. A UN report on climate extremes in March said it was “virtually certain” that days with extreme heat would increase. Among other findings, it said it was likely that downpours would increase as a percentage of total rainfall. Scientists are traditionally wary of linking individual extremes such as the US drought to climate change – weather events from heatwaves to dust storms have happened throughout history. But James Hansen, director of the NASA


Goddard Institute for Space Studies, expressed “a high degree of confidence” this month that the European heatwave of 2003, the Russian heatwave of 2010 and the Texas and Oklahoma droughts of 2011 were “a consequence of climate change” because they were so extreme. His conclusion was challenged as too definite, even by some experts who say risks of such events are rising with greenhouse gas emissions, led by China and the United States. On the positive side for food output, a slight rise in temperatures is likely to help plant growth overall. But long-term net benefits are doubtful, especially because UN studies say rising greenhouse gas emissions are on track to push temperatures up by more than 2Celsius above pre-industrial times, set by 200 nations as a threshold for dangerous change. Porter said the world had so far escaped predictions that population growth would outstrip food production, most famously by English writer Thomas Malthus in 1798. But he said the world now had triple goals of producing food for people, crops for biofuels and feed for animals, often raised for their meat. “In my view we can have two out of those three and not all three,” he said. A shift towards more vegetarian diets would help, he said.

tected areas,” Peres said. Measures to place an economic value on forests could help, for instance by making them part of a fight against climate change, he said. Forests absorb carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, as they grow and release it when they burn or rot. Between 12 and 20 per cent of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, most of which come from burning fossil fuels, are caused by deforestation. Almost 200 nations are looking into ways to pro-

tect forests through a UN programme called REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) that would put a price on carbon stored in trees in developing nations, for example by bringing forests into carbon trading systems. Peres said that “degradation” in UN jargon referred mainly to logging but should be expanded to cover threats to wildlife. “My mission is to put wildlife and biodiversity into that second ‘D’ of REDD,” he said.

EU forces marine fuel dilemma for ships that do not pollute A EUROPEAN crackdown on pollution from ships will require billions of dollars worth of investment by shipping firms on filter technology and by refineries on upgrades to produce cleaner fuels - burdens they can ill afford. The shipping industry is already struggling due to poor global demand and overcapacity, which have pushed freight rates to unprofitable levels for many operators. European refineries are under pressure from high crude costs, cheap refined product imports and weak demand. To comply with new European Union laws, shipping companies now face extra costs of €2.6 billion to €11 billion to switch fuels or to fit exhaust filters that would scrub out the sulphur in marine fuel oil. The new rules require that the sulphur content in shipping fuels fall to 0.1 per cent from 1 per cent by 2015 in “sulphur emission control areas” in the Baltic, North Sea and English Channel. In other EU waters, they will be limited to 0.5 per cent sulphur by 2020, in line with global International Maritime Organization rules. EU rules have already forced ships to cut sulphur

emissions in harbours. Burning cleaner marine diesel would be a quick fix that would meet the requirements, but it currently trades at a $350 per tonne premium to fuel oil, which has 1 to 3.5 per cent sulphur content and which most ships use. What’s more, Europe is structurally short of diesel, and its older, less complex refineries cannot retool to produce more diesel without significant investment and lengthy shutdowns. Another option is for ships to use exhaust filters or “scrubbers” to prevent the sulphur in fuel oil from entering the environment. It transforms the harmful gaseous oxides into neutral sulphates, which can be dumped in the sea. Scrubbers resemble big car exhaust systems and range in price depending on the size of the engine. The most expensive option for refiners would be to upgrade plants to produce more diesel, which could cost at least $500 million. Instead they are looking for cheaper alternatives to avoid being stuck with a lot of unsold heavy fuel oil, which is a blend of low-sulphur diesel with the high-sulphur tarry residue left after the distillation of crude.

First Chinese ship crosses Arctic Ocean amid record melt AN icebreaker has become the first ship from China to cross the Arctic Ocean, underscoring Beijing’s growing interest in a remote region where a record thaw caused by climate change may open new trade routes. The voyage highlights how China, the world’s no.2 economy, is extending its reach to the Arctic which is rich in oil and gas and is a potential commercial shipping route between the north Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, arrived in Iceland last week after sailing the Northern Route along the coast of Russia. Expedition leader Huigen Yang, head of the Polar Research Institute of China, said he had expected a lot more ice along the route at this time of year than the

vessel encountered. “To our astonishment ... most part of the Northern Sea Route is open,” he said. The icebreaker would return to China by a route closer to the North Pole. He said that Beijing was interested in the “monumental change” in the polar environment caused by global warming. Sea ice floating on the Arctic Ocean is on track to beat a record low set in 2007, making the region more accessible but threatening the hunting lifestyles of indigenous peoples and wildlife such as polar bears and seals. The thaw is slowly opening up the Arctic as a short-cut route - the German-based Beluga Group, for instance, sent a cargo vessel north from Korea to Rotterdam in 2009.

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What’s on

CINEMA WEBSITES: K-Cineplex:, Friends of the Cinema Society: Ice Age 4


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

NICOSIA The Raid: Redemption (18) (in Indonesian, with Greek subtitles) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 8.05 and 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 8.05 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Dark Knight Rises (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.15 and 10.15pm, and (Screen 2) at 7.55pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 5.15 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 1.30pm, and (Screen 2) at 7.55pm, weekends also at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

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

The Dictator (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 8 and 10.25pm. 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 Amazing Spider-Man (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 5.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in 2D, in Greek) at 8.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25pm; KCineplex, 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 and 1.30pm; KCineplex, 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

LIMASSOL The Raid: Redemption (18) (in Indonesian, with Greek subtitles) Rio 2 at 6.20pm (weekends at 6.30pm), 8.20 and 10.20pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 8.05 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Raven (15) Rio 6 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 4 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: 77778383 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 7.55pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Dictator (15) Rio 5 at 10.10pm. Tel: 25871410 The Amazing Spider-Man (12) Rio 3 at 8 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 5.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

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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 and 8.20pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in 3D, in English) at 8.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

LARNACA The Raid: Redemption (18) (in Indonesian, with Greek subtitles) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 8.05 and 10.30pm. 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 Raven (15) Rio 4 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.30, 8.30 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000

The Dark Knight Rises (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.15 and 10.15pm, and (Screen 2) at 7.55pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Ted (15) Rio 7 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.30, 8.30 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000

The Dictator (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 8 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Dark Knight Rises (12) Rio 1 at 4.45, 7.45 and 10.45pm. Tel: 26-207000

The Amazing Spider-Man (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Dictator (15) Rio 2 at 10pm. Tel: 26-207000

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in 2D, in Greek) at 8.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

PAPHOS The Raid: Redemption (18) (in Indonesian, with Greek subtitles) Rio 5 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.30, 8.30 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000

The Lucky One (K) Rio 2 at 6 and 8pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.20 and 8.10pm. 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 3 (in 2D, in Greek) at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.20, 8.10 and 10pm. Rio 6 (in 3D, in English) at 6pm, weekends at 4.30 and 6.20pm. Tel: 26-207000

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The Ultimate Tribute Show & Dance with Elvis, Eton and Abba Chris King as Elvis Presley, Andrew Oliver as Elton John and the four piece band Abba Dabba Do. Three top tribute acts combine in one amazing performance. August 21. Pentaras Hall, Coral Bay Road, Paphos. 8.30pm. €10. Show reservations essential - Tel: 99-832538 or book online at

Phil Collins: The Final Farewell Tribute Tour 2012 Live band show that captures the heart of one of the biggest recording artists of the all time. August 22. Municipal Garden Theatre Limassol. 8.30pm. Doors open 7.30pm, showtime 8.30pm. €10. Tickets online at and at all Chilly’s outlets island-wide. Hotline: 99-247123

Theatre Through the Window Idea Planners presents an adaptation of comedy by French playwright Georges Feydeau. August 21. Paralimni Municipal Amphitheatre, 6 Andoni Papadopoulou, Paralimni. 9pm. In Greek. €20. Part of the proceeds from the performances will go to charity. Tel: 99300253.

Theatre Through the Window Idea Planners presents an adaptation of comedy by French playwright Georges Feydeau. August 22. Lakatamia Municipal Amphitheatre, Corner of Charalambous Mouskou & Gregori Afxentiou Streets, Nicosia. 9pm. In Greek. €20. Part of the proceeds from the performances will go to charity. Tel: 99-300253. www.

Coming Up Theatre Through the Window Idea Planners presents an adaptation of comedy by French playwright Georges Feydeau. August 23. Pattichion Municipal Amphitheatre, Larnaca. 9pm. In Greek. €20. Part of the proceeds from the performances will go to charity. Tel: 99-300253.

Other Events Third Ayia Napa Youth Festival Largest rock/metal festival in Cyprus featuring live bands, exhibits, beer festival and more. August 24-25. Ayia Napa Municipal Stadium. 5pm. €25 two day pass. Tickets are available at SoEasy Stores across Cyprus. Tel: 23-816307 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

Ongoing Exhibition Dimitris Mihlis Solo painting exhibition. Until August 30. Gallery Kypriaki Gonia, 45 Stadiou Street, Larnaca. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm & 4.30pm-8pm. Sunday:11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm. Tel: 24-621109 Nicosia International Airport Solo photography exhibition by Andreas Efstathiou. Until August 30. Is Not Gallery, 11 Odysseus, Chrysaliniotissa, Nicosia. MondaySaturday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Tel: 22-343670 The Area is Sacred Solo art exhibition by Panagiotis Mina. Until September 13. 50-1 Gallery, Limassol. Monday-Friday: 11am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Saturday: 11am-1pm. Tel: 99-522977 Summer Breeze Group mixed media exhibition. Until September 15. Apocalypse Gallery, 30 Chytron Street, Nicosia. MondayFriday: 10.30am-1pm and 5pm8pm. Saturday: 10.30am-1pm. Tel: 22-30000/150

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

For a full guide to the week’s events and regular meetings, make sure you get a copy of the Sunday Mail

Terra Mediterranea – In Crisis Group contemporary art exhibition curated by Yiannis Toumazis scrutinising the current turbulence experienced globally, from both a political and a poetic stance. Until December 30. Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre 19, Palaias Ilektrikis, Nicosia. Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-3pm and 5pm-11pm. Sunday: 10am-4pm. Tel: 22-797400. info@ The project includes a second contemporary art exhibition curated by Re Aphrodite team. The exhibition deals with the unwritten feminine histories of Cyprus and their private and public structure. Until December 30. Ethological Museum – The House of Hagjigeorgakis Kornesios, 20, Patriarxou Grigoriou, Nicosia. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8.30am-3.30pm. Wednesday: 8.30am-5pm. Saturday: 9.30am-3.30pm. Tel: 22-305316 AnThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages An exhibition that explores the human form as it is represented in the art of Cyprus from the Neolithic period until today, focusing specifically on depictions of the human face. Until January 18. The Cyprus Museum 1 Special Exhibition Hall, Museum Street, Nicosia. Tel.: 22-865854.

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Showbiz Timberlake and Jessica Biel have got married THE Total Recall actress and the 31-year-old heartthrob have reportedly tied the knot in Jackson Hole, Wyoming - where they got engaged in December last year - in a secret ceremony on a private estate on Saturday, with guests staying at the luxury Four Seasons Hotel. Hollywood gossip columnist Janet Charlton said: “They pulled a fast one!” While the couple tried to keep their big day a secret, wedding cake designer Sylvia Weinstock added fuel to speculation the 30-year-old star and the ‘Cry Me a River’ hitmaker have tied the knot by revealing she was in Jackson Hole on the weekend. She wrote on twitter: “America is a beautiful country Jackson hole a marvel (sic)” Jessica recently insisted she hasn’t had time to plan her wedding, but admitted she was worried about having a bridal freak out on her wedding day. She said: “It’s very exciting but it’s hard to find the time for it! But it’s a good moment just to enjoy it.”

Geri’s daughter is embarrassed by her THE Spice Girls star admits her six-year-old child Bluebell Madonna - whose father is her former lover Sacha Gervasi - sometimes feels uncomfortable because of her mother’s exuberant personality, but the singer nevertheless feels “blessed” to have such a lovely child. Geri said: “With my daughter, it’s like Ab Fab (TV show Absolutely Fabulous) - she’s the sensible one. She tells me to stop skipping down the street. She says, ‘Mummy, stop it. You’re embarrassing me.’ “I know everyone is proud of their child, but she really is lovely and I’m blessed. Its like growing a plant - when it starts to flower you’re like, wow! I helped to cultivate that personality.

Blake Lively will never do nude THE Gossip Girl star insists she will never strip for an acting role because she finds on screen nakedness unnecessary and “distracting” to the plot. She said: “When I see nudity in movies, I am always distracted by it. I know that if I am watching a scene and someone has their boobs out, then that’s all I’m looking at - I can’t help it. I just don’t think that will ever be right for me.” Although she is reluctant to show it off, the 24-yearold has an enviable body. However, Blake insists she does virtually no exercise to maintain her slim figure. “I am terrible; I don’t do any exercise - I’m going to have to learn the hard way. I love food too much”.

Filmmaker Tony Scott jumps to his death from LA bridge Director had inoperable brain tumour By Steve Gorman BRITISH-born filmmaker Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as Top Gun and Crimson Tide, jumped to his death on Sunday from a bridge over Los Angeles Harbour, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said. The claim that Scott had a brain tumour was made by ABC News in the United States, citing sources close to the Top Gun film-maker, as tributes poured in for a man described as “one of the world’s true originals”. Onlookers saw Scott, who was 68, parking his car on the Vincent Thomas Bridge and leaping into the water below at about 12:30pm local time, according to Lieutenant Joe Bale, a watch commander for the coroner’s office. Bale said the body was recovered by law enforcement from the harbour shortly before 3pm and was subsequently identified as being that of the filmmaker and younger brother of fellow movie director Ridley Scott.

Trademark cap: Scott behind the camera. Below: Tom Cruise in Top Gun A note was found in Scott’s car that Bale said he believed would turn out to be a suicide note, though he was not familiar with its contents. “Typically, when they find a note in cases like this, it’s not a shopping list,” he said. The bridge, the surface of which clears the harbour’s navigation channel by a height of about 56m, connects the port district of San Pedro at the southern tip of Los Angeles to Terminal Island in the harbour. A spokeswoman for the filmmaker, Katherine Rowe, said, “I can confirm that Tony Scott has in-

deed passed away,” adding only, “The family asks that their privacy be respected at this time.” Scott, born in North Shields, Northumberland, in England, and frequently seen behind the camera in his signature cam faded red baseball cap, is credited credite with directing more than two tw dozen movies and television shows and productelevisi ing nearly 50 titles. nea He was wa best known for muscular but b stylish high-octane thrillers that showcased thriller some of o Hollywood’s biggest stars in a body of work that dated back to the 1980s and b established him as one of the establis most successful action direcsu tors in the business. He H got go his start making TV commercials for his older sibcomme ling’s London-based producL

tion company, Ridley Scott Associates, and segued into movies for television and film. His feature directorial debut - 1983 vampire movie The Hunger starring British rocker David Bowie and French actress Catherine Deneuve - was a flop. But he bounced back three years later with the fighter jet adventure Top Gun, which starred Tom Cruise as a hot-shot pilot and followed that with another big hit, the 1987 Eddie Murphy comedy Beverly Hills Cop II. Denzel Washington became Scott’s most frequent star, appearing in four other films by the director - the 2004 vengeance drama Man on Fire, 2006 sci-fi adventure Deja Vu, a 2009 remake of The Tak-

ing of Pelham 123, a subway hostage thriller co-starring John Travolta, and the 2010 runaway-train blockbuster, Unstoppable. Scott and his older brother were executive producers together on two successful prime-time television dramas, Numb3rs, which ran on CBS from 2005 to 2010, and The Good Wife, which premiered in 2009 and is still running in CBS. According to the Hollywood website Internet Movie Database, Tony Scott had been in production as the director of a film called Emma’s War, about a British aid worker in Sudan who marries a warlord seeking to control part of the country. Scott is survived by his third wife, Donna, with whom he had two children.

30 years of big-screen thrills The llate Tony Scott created a string of unforgettable films during his tabl movie-making career. mo Here are some of the H more notable titles m from his three decades in Hollywood: The Hunger (1982) A sultry, stylish vvampire story which starred David Bowie, st Catherine Deneuve and Ca a then the largely unknown Willem Dafoe. Top G Gun (1986) The T Th e film which turned Tom Cruise into one of the t movie world’s most bankable stars mo after he was cast as a aft naval fighter pilot who nav becomes a combat ace. bec Scott landed the film Sc partly on the strength pa of a car commercial he

had directed featuring a fighter jet. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) Scott was brought on board to direct this comedy-action sequel, again starring Eddie Murphy as detective Axel Foley.

Crimson Tide (1995) A post Cold War submarine thriller with Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington starring as naval officers at odds over their handling of an emergency.

Days Of Thunder (1990) Again teaming up with Cruise, Scott turned his attention to the US motor racing circuit in a film which became known as Top Gun on wheels.

Enemy Of The State (1998) Scott often turned to his leading men again and again and here Hackman stars in a conspiracy thriller in which Will Smith plays a lawyer who ends up on the run after being drawn inadvertently into a murder plot.

True Romance (1993) A relatively low-budget release - in Hollywood terms - which saw Scott adapt a script by then hot property Quentin Tarantino. Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette star as the leads with cameos from Dennis Hopper and Gary Oldman.

Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) Reviving his partnership with Washington once again (he also worked on Deja Vu and Man On Fire with the actor in the noughties), Scott remade the 1974 action film in which terrorists take over a New York subway train.



Reportage Western tax authorities have individually stepped up efforts to net more money hidden abroad

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A GLOBAL campaign to tax trillions of dollars hidden in offshore tax havens has made revolutionary progress belying suggestions that the super rich are running rings around Western authorities By Chris Vellacott and Sinead Cruise PASCAL Saint-Amans, director of a unit at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, cast doubt on estimates that the havens are illicitly sheltering wealth equivalent to several hundred times the fortune of Bill Gates. Leaders of the G20 group of leading Western and developing nations launched the campaign three years ago, aiming to claw back billions in lost tax revenue at a time when many governments are trying to cut huge budget deficits. Saint-Amans said his gut feeling was that before the G20’s initiative

at its 2009 London summit, people could hide their wealth in offshore havens without any risk of legal reprisals. “Now you are at risk and that’s a major change. That’s a revolution,” Paris-based Saint-Amans told Reuters in a telephone interview. Even if money is transferred abroad, rules improving transparency have made it easier for the taxman to find it, said Saint-Amans, whose unit is tasked with leading the Western efforts to fight tax evasion. The Tax Justice Network, a campaign group, estimated last weekend that as much as $21 to $32 trillion of financial assets are sheltered in offshore tax havens, representing up to $280 billion in lost income tax.

The Cayman islands: a favourite haven from the taxman

Pascal Saint-Amans, director of a unit at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

That total wealth would dwarf the fortune of Microsoft Corp cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates. In March Forbes magazine ranked Gates second on its global rich list with total wealth of a mere $61 billion. Saint-Amans suggested the TJN estimates might be overstated. “I was wondering where the equivalent of 450 Bill Gates are hiding from everyone. It looks like the equivalent 20,000 unknown billionaires in the world or 200,000 people with net worth of 100 million,” he said. The Scorpio Partnership, a consultancy that analyses the global private wealth management industry, estimates the amount of money held offshore by people worth at least $1 million at a more modest $8-$9 trillion. Saint-Amans, who heads the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, acknowledged his organisation makes no equivalent estimate. “I would rather spend the

resource improving the legal framework and putting an end to loopholes than trying to find the magic number,” he said. In a statement accompanying its research, TJN criticised the OECD and other international bodies for not doing enough to track offshore wealth, saying it was scandalous that institutions devoted so little research to the issue. G20 leaders agreed at their London summit to crack down on tax evasion and banking secrecy, and asked the OECD to publish lists of tax havens according to how cooperative authorities there are on releasing information about offshore wealth holdings. There are now 89 countries on the OECD’s “white list” of jurisdictions that have implemented internationally agreed tax standards. These jurisdictions have between them signed more than 800 agreements on exchanging information with authorities of other countries,

Saint-Amans said. “Until 2009, countries said being secretive is justified and fair. The change in the world is nobody says that any more, so that is a big change,” he said. Western tax authorities have in-

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Switzerland and Liechtenstein. At the same time they have turned up the heat on citizens suspected of tax evasion. This has included using details of Swiss accounts originally stolen from HSBC by a former IT employee that found their way

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if they come clean to raise about 3 billion pounds, while a similar deal on Swiss accounts will bring in up to 7 billion pounds. Campaigners argue that such initiatives will achieve only limited success because a financial industry designed to ensure confidentiality across multiple jurisdictions makes it impossible to shut down tax fraud or money laundering. “Anybody who’s serious about holding money offshore ... will hold it through a trust,” said Richard Murphy, a chartered accountant and director of Tax Research, a think-tank. “You’d have the trust in one territory, the company in another territory, its directors in another territory and its bank account in a fourth territory. So making an application for information is not very simple.” Murphy dismissed the OECD’s progress in cracking down on tax havens, arguing that implementation of information exchange be-

tween territories is limited in practice and the process too complex to be workable. “They’ve set up a system where it’s virtually impossible to apply for information ... The OECD claiming they are making progress is like checking the stable door has been shut way after the horse bolted. Not just the horse, the entire stable has bolted,” he said. The TJN research on offshore wealth - authored by James Henry, a former chief economist at consultant McKinsey & Co - highlights the “often unsavoury role” played by banks in catering to rich individuals who want to hide money offshore. Large private banks with offshore businesses reject the idea they aid tax evasion. “Our Code of Conduct explicitly says not to assist clients in activities intended to breach their tax obligations,” said a spokesman for Swiss bank Credit Suisse who de-

clined to comment specifically on the contents of the TJN report But recent crackdowns by tax authorities in countries such as Britain, the United States and Germany have proved embarrassing for Swiss banks. German tax authorities are investigating roughly 5,000 German clients of Credit Suisse while French officials have searched the homes of UBS employees. At least 11 Swiss banks suspected of helping wealthy American clients dodge taxes are currently subject to a US investigation. Saint-Amans said the OECD’s efforts have focused on engaging with governments rather than imposing more supervision on financial institutions. The complexity of the industry, he said, meant that greater information exchange was the best way to tackle people using banking secrecy to break the law. “I’m not sure that nationalising the banking industry throughout the world is the solution. The fact you have private practitioners being involved in a sophisticated environment is why you need to favour transparency and exchange of information,” he said. Efforts to increase disclosure and combat both tax evasion and money laundering by international bodies such as the OECD and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a Parisbased inter-governmental body, have focused on self regulation. “We’ve tried to ensure that what we’re talking about is not to create some draconian system where we put a policeman in every financial institution which would be impossible to do,” said a senior source at the FATF, which was set up to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. Nick Matthews, anti-money laun-

dering and offshore financial industry specialist at Kinetic Partners, said purging the world’s financial system is “incredibly difficult”. “Clearly tax evasion leads to money laundering and is a crime but you would have money laundering even if there was no tax, because you still have proceeds from crime or corruption polluting the financial system,” he said. “That is why I say that no bank would ever stand up and claim that they are not being used to launder money. They appreciate that they are only as strong as their weakest link.”

Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men who Stole the World by Nicholas Shaxson argues among other things that they are “deep drains of development”


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DULUX, A MEDIUM SIZED MALE POODLE CROSS, gray white colour, around 2 years old is looking for a forever home! He is very loving and friendly! At the Nicosia Dog Shelter, many more dogs and puppies like this one are looking for forever homes! To provide a temporary foster home or to adopt contact Elena on 99520511 Mon-Fri 10-2pm. ***************************

60 YEAR OLD ENGLISHMAN, fit, healthy and working, would like to meet an English speaking, non-smoking lady for socialising, outings etc.Tel or text 96503261 ***************************** AUSTRIAN ENGINEER, 50 years, searching for a nice women. Mobile: 00491726293462

LESSONS PRIVATE MATHS TUTOR WANTED IN PAPHOS/ LIMASSOL AREA. Must be able to teach maths up to HNC Standard. Call 26 931956/ 99168526

CUTE FEMALE DOG CALLED MAYA, BROWN COLOUR, 3 years old pinscher is looking for a forever home! Sweet

**************************** PRIVATE ENGLISH TUITION – UK university graduate (post-

Paphos - tel: 26 911383 fax: 26221049

graduate 1975), native English speaker, Limassol-based, offers part-time tuition at all secondary school levels, up to and including IGCSE/Olevels. For further details phone 99312567 ***************************** ART DESIGN &CONSTRUCTION. September - Limassol. Intensive course Drawing and Painting Tuesday nights. Art &Architecture History Thursday nights. All levels. Portfolio development. UCAS application support. AutoCAD courses. BTEC Level 3 Construction Diploma courses. Registering now! 99409829 ***************************** DO YOU WANT TO LEARN CHINESE? Experienced private teacher available for Chinese lessons in Cyprus. €30 per lesson. Call for more details. 96864438 ***************************** PRIVATE TUITION - Experienced, UK-qualified teacher and tutor offers full / part time private home tuition in Maths, English, Science, Geography, History, Business Studies and Economics, from KS3 to iGCSE, AS and A2 levels. Telephone 26642781 or 99318796. *****************************

SERVICES SWIFT SERVICE AND REPAIRS air-cons, commercial and domestic fridges and freezers, ice machines, cool rooms, supply and fit air-cons VRV S. Call Nik on 99579602 Limassol. KEEP YOUR HOME COOLER THIS SUMMER by having Windowfilm professionally fitted. Stops upto 86% of heat from entering your home! Windowfilm increases privacy, blocks harmful uv-rays which cause fading, reduces glare and saves energy costs on air-con. Also keeps your home warmer in winter. Call Ian on 99979671 HOME SOLUTIONS we do pergolas, ranch style fencing, chain link fencing, decking and all general maintenance work on properties at competitive prices. For free no obligation quotation ring Tyrone on 99177037 covering Paphos, Polis and Pissouri areas. EXPERIENCED PAINTER at very reasonable prices! Decorative coatings, house painting, sprits and graphiato, varnishing, damp proofing and protection from hu-

Larnaca - tel: 24 652243 fax: 24 659982

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


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Advertiser SERVICES midity for walls and ceilings. Free estimates! Call Harry on 97768020 ***************************** K.D.FLYSCREENS LTD We manufacture top quality sliding screens, opening doors and roller systems. We also do repairs. For a FREE QUOTE please contact Phone: 99119582 Website: ***************************** KEEP YOUR HOME COOLER THIS SUMMER by having Windowfilm professionally fitted. Stops up to 86% of heat from entering your home! Windowfilm increases privacy, blocks harmful uv-rays which cause fading, reduces glare and saves energy costs on air-con. Also keeps your home warmer in winter. Call Ian on 99979671 ***************************** WE UNDERTAKE REFURBISHING of houses or holiday homes, construction of pergolas, undertaking of plumbing, house painting, garden work. For information call JIMMYS: 96587137, MELIS: 96547879 ***************************** JURIDICAL SERVICES Contracts, sales agreements, conveyancing, wills, administration of estates, general litigation, power of attorney, land registry matters, companies, translations, immigration etc... And all legal matters. Call: Natalia Michealidou – jurist, Paphos Tel: 26 933159 – 99523231 (office hours)

FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS ***************************** 2 BEDROOM ATLAS MOBILE HOME for sale . Granite kitchen surfaces, tiled floors in W.C., Shower room and kitchen REDUCED TO €7,900. Tel. 99416918 or <sandymathie@> ***************************** FURNITURE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Childs cot / mattress €50 play table and stools €50 Bunk Bed set with ladder/ mattress €100 child’s bike €40 Child’s easy chairs €30 Easel €20 gas BBQ 80 vacuum cleaner Miele €80 Abstract canvasses from €10 ENGOMI 22355790 ***************************** CLOTHES STOCKS AND SHOP FITTINGS FOR SALE. Excellent women’s brands for sale including Italian, Spanish and French clothes and

FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS shoes. Also women’s dummies and modern wall fittings (clothes rails.) Selling at very low prices for clearance. Tel: 99-168943

FOR SALE BUSINESS/ PROPERTY/LAND ***************************** ONE ACRE (3 donums) land for sale Arakapas area Limassol district, with title deeds. Sloping ground with stream and 8 foot waterfall at lower boundary. Naturally growing trees. €40.000 or 99416918 ***************************** TIMI, plots, a few selected available, sea view, near the 2 golf courses, Venus rock and airport. 60% Building eu 115,000. Half registration fees till the 2.6.12. Tel. 99 621914

LARNACA, ALETHRIKO, PLOTS FOR SALE, 525 sqm, 90% building factor, near highway Limassol-Larnaca, 5 min from airport, quiet residential area, eu 125,000. Half registration fees till the 2.6.12. Tel. 99 621914 FOR SALE OR RENT - Kato Paphos – full moon bar, fully furnished and equipped, large flat screen TV’s + projector, fits 120 people comfortably, incredible opportunity for ready business! Please call: 99493579 FOR SALE factory with showroom, 1050m2, in private land, in Kokkinotrimithia industrial zone. Tel. 99849195.

FOR SALE MOTOR VEHICLES RAV 4 – 2.0 recently serviced new mot, taxed, cd/radio, e/w, a/c- excellent condition 3,400 Euros ono. *****************************

English-Painter & Decorator Fully Qualified 30 years’ Experience SUMMER OFFER 30% OFF ALL AREAS • External & Internal painting • Damp Damage Repairs • Spritze Repairs • Free Estimates + very clean work • All areas. All types of woodwork stained and preserved • All work guaranteed

Tel. Tony on 99176557

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

HOLIDAY LETS LARNACA BEAUTIFUL three bedroom apartment on two floors in Pyla, peaceful area. Internet, TV dish, well furnished. All mod cons. Four balconies, faces south, sea views. Quiet block of four with well kept gardens. €600 pcm. Tel. 99935294. Photos. Email

PROPERTY TO LET NICOSIA ***************************** FOR RENT renovated, cozy one bedroom fully furnished, kitchen fully equiped, AC, great location at Engomi, two blocks from American Embassy. Rent + monthly charges €485. Tel. 99459267. For rent Nicosia

FOR RENT two bedroom spacious 100m, fully furnished, kitchen fully equiped, AC cold/hot, parking space, great location on Kennedy ave. one block from Central Bank. Rent

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

For information call 99781943



€600/month including monthly charges and hot water. Tel. 99459267. **************************** FOR RENT 3-bedroom luxury apartment over 200 sq.m. Very spacious living area extending to a large veranda overlooking the green of the river area. Bathrooms all marble (one en-suite), modern kitchen. Fully air-conditioned, with underfloor heating, garage for 2 cars and large store. Situated in the exclusive gated development of J&P Glastonos, one of the oldest classy residential areas of Nicosia. Call 99630320 ***************************** TWO-BEDROOM APARTMENT (113 sq. metres) on Second floor (No lift) in Aglandja, (Nicosia). Fitted kitchen: fridge, gas cooker, built-in electric oven. Bedrooms: built- in bookcases Dining-room: dining-table with 8 chairs Sitting-room: Two 3-seater sofas, One 2-seater sofa and One Armchair with coffee table. Bathroom c/w toilet Guest’s toilet For further info: 99342225 Mrs Philippou ***************************** 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 ***************************** ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT, in small quiet building, new, very spacious, fully furnished and air conditioned. Very good location between Stro-

volos 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).

FOR SALE Office furniture and equipment. Excellent quality, new condition. Modern Hi-Tech design. Including 2 work stations, conference room, Manager Desk, cupboards, Switchboard and more.. Must See!!! Tel: 25817684

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

Tel. SELEC fencing 99176557

2. 3 bedrs luxury ground floor renovated semi detached house,210sq.m, with central heating, air conditions, solid parquet floor, fire place, big kitchen with all the electric appliances, 2 wc curtains, big veranda, big patio on the back with bbq area, 2 covered parkings in a quiet neighborhood close to the Embassies –Engomi €900 (H3ENG0002-R), (photos in the website) 3. 4 bedr + separate office space + maid’s room luxury detached house, split level, big open space sitting areas,400sq.m,a/c for hot and cold in all the rooms,

TO LET NICOSIA 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), (photos in the website) 7. 4 bedrs new luxury detached

WIN A TRIP FOR 2 TO SOUTH AFRICA IN AID OF PAPHOS HOSPICE Organised by SACY NEWS The SACY NEWS was launched early 2012, and has within a short period, become a popular and well-liked publication among the South African community, and other expatriates living on the island of Cyprus. With the support of the South African Consulate, the SACY NEWS has become a prime media source for all South African Cypriots living in Cyprus. “We wanted to create a ‘voice’ for all South Africans in Cyprus. The South African community has increased in number, and it was only a matter of time before we had our own community paper,” says Paul Charalambous, editor of the SACY NEWS. The high-quality publication is produced on a bi-monthly basis and is distributed all over the island, free of charge. The SACY NEWS’ presence as a media sponsor for almost all South African events has spread extensively throughout the island. In recognition of the strong and supportive South African community, the SACY NEWS will be organising the South African New Year’s Eve Ball at the ‘Fifth Floor Restaurant’ in Paphos. This event will become an annual affair on the SACY NEWS calendar. “Everyone is welcome,” says Paul. “We want to revive the traditional South African Greek events we were accustomed to in South Africa.” The SACY NEWS will be organising competitions on a regular basis to support the many charities on the island. After months of planning, and the support from many sponsors in Cyprus and South Africa, the SACY NEWS recently launched the ‘Win a trip for 2 to South Africa Competition’ in aid of the Paphos Hospice. This unique prize package, which includes two return tickets to Johannesburg with Etihad Airways and Century Travel, will be complimented by seven nights at the 5-Star Peermont D’oreale Grande at Emperors Palace Hotel, Casino and Convention Resort. The prize includes an additional two nights at Sandton’s premier Michelangelo Hotel, and a further two nights at the Thabana Safari Lodge for an exceptional full board safari experience. SAFARIS 4 U – A leading group tour operator based in Johannesburg, will provide unique tours to top attractions in Johannesburg, during the course of your stay. Tickets are on sale from all Paphos Hospice Charity Shops, participating outlets (island wide) and private individuals for the price of € 3 per ticket. The winner will be announced at the South African New Year’s Eve Ball on the 31st December 2012. For more information on this unique eleven nights prize package to South Africa, contact the SACY NEWS on 96 343 687. You can also visit their page on Facebook.

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 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

TO LET NICOSIA bathroom with jacuzzi, 4wc, fully expensive furnished with 3 LCD televisions, kitchen with very expensive electrical appliances and family room, garden with grass, big covered patio with bbq area,2 covered parking’s, alarm system, pressure system, - Strovolos €3000 (H4STI0039-R), (Photos on the website). 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

TO LET NICOSIA 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, 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

TO LET NICOSIA 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 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

TO LET NICOSIA villa built in 5 plots of land, 600sq., central Heating, full a/c, very big garden with grass, big swimming pool 5 x 13, bar with bbq area, office space, TV room with fire place, marble floor, all the bedrooms en suite shower/ bathroom, separate self contained apartment for the maid, 2 covered parking in a nice 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, www.landtouristestates. com **************************** 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

TO LET NICOSIA 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 (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,


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA full a/c, pressure system, cooker and oven in the kitchen, blinds in the living room, 2 bathrooms, 130sq.m, big veranda with view, covered parking, 200m opposite Akropolis park. Acropolis €850(A3ACS0039-R), (photos on the website). 10. 2 bedr new luxury finished apartment with a/c for hot and cold, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, big covered veranda,2 bathrooms,2wc,covered parking, storage room, secured entrance building in a very quiet 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).

TO LET NICOSIA 13. New luxury 2 bedr apartment with nice view, 100sq.m, big sitting & dining area, big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, big covered verandah, 2 wc, storage heaters, 2 a/c, electric shutters in the bedrooms, covered parking and storage room on the 11th floor of a small building with 6 flats only 200 meters for Akropolis park and opposite a small neighborhood park – Dasoupolis €550 (A2DAS0001-R), (photos in the website). 14. 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

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

bedr luxury spacious floor 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

TO LET NICOSIA windows, all the bedrooms with en suite shower/bath, big satellite dish with sky decoder,2 covered parking and storage room, close to American embassy and other amenities – Engomi €1600 (A3ENG0025-R), (photos in the website). 20. 3 bedr new luxury finished penthouse floor apartment, 240sq.m, big sitting and dining area(can fit 2 sitting rooms and dining table), big separate kitchen with cooker, oven, microwave, laundry room and breakfast area, big bedrooms, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, storage heaters, full a/c, blinds on all windows, pressure system, covered parking, big covered veranda, off Iphigenia’s street near Ministry of Education on a small building with 7 flats only. Available in September – Acropolis €1300 (A3ACS0019-R), (photos in the website). 21. 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

TO LET NICOSIA 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, 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).

TO LET NICOSIA 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 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 break-


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA fast 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 www.landtouristestates. com ***************************** 2 BDRM flat in the centre of Nicosia. Rent €450. For information call 99453663, 99663927.

LIMASSOL TO LET one bedroom furnished flat in Katraki building, 100 metres from the sea and Debenhams Olympia. Price €430 (included common expenses). Tel: 99406415 Andreas. STUDIO FOR RENT 100 metres from the sea, available immediately. furnished, parking available. Rental €325 monthly including levies. 99867267 ***************************** GROUND FLOOR HOUSE 3 bedrooms in Omonia furnished /unfurnished, fire place

TO LET LIMASSOL in sitting room, main sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, utility, shower with W/C. A/C in bedrooms. Covered parking. Price €650. Tel 95 116808 OFFICE FOR RENT OPPOSITE SEA WITH amazing sea views. 120sqm, 2 bathrooms, kitchen. Security system, cabling and server room ready. Price € 1400/month negotiable tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre. com/listing-LIM-0103

LARNACA VERY LONG TERM RENT 160sq.mtrs on ground floor, very clean spacious open plan living. Perfect for expat or retired couple looking for a quiet life in a peaceful area only one minute walk to Orphanides, Marks and Spencer and St. Raphael Clinic. Own courtyard, small dog welcome, sky satellite link, also suitable for office space. Only English spoken on 99890128. PROTEA APTS LARNACA Residential and holiday apts for rent monthly or weekly Larnaca – Dhekelia road, close to Golden Bay Hotel 1 & 2 bedroom apts, furnished and with low rent with swimming pool, 2 minutes walking distance from the beach, with a new pedestrian crossing in front of the building. Contact us on 99672466, 99404522, and 99078590

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


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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 LARNACA LARNACA FLAT FOR RENT: Fully-furnished spacious 2-bedroom first floor flat in central location near Metro supermarket, A/C, private parking, intercom system, ensuite bathroom, small block. Phone: 99354789 FULLY FURNISHED one bedroom flat near Larco hotel Larnaca. Price €370. Tel: 99202543 **************************** 1. K.S.L LETTINGS – APARTMENT FOR RENT Fully Furnished ground floor 2 bedroom apartment, overlooking pool. Beautifully furnished throughout. 350 Euros per calendar month. Larnaca District. Quote TLL884. Tel. (00357) 24815104 2. K.S.L LETTINGS – Properties Required for waiting Long Term Tenants. We desperately require 2/3 & 4 bedroom villa’s with private swimming pools for waiting tenants in the Larnaca District. Please call us for a free valuation. Tel.(00357) 24815104 3. K.S.L LETTINGS – largest range of properties. Over 200 rental properties in the Larnaca district at the most competitive rates! Flexible contracts available. Tel. (00357) 24815104 4. WWW.KSLLETTINGS.COM – VILLA FOR RENT Fully furnished 3 bedroom Villa with a good-sized rear garden & Communal pool, located in the village of Oroklini. Call for further information quoting Ref. TLL1189. Tel. (00357)


PAPHOS TO LET Spacious 3 bed bungalow in Yeroskipou with large open plan kitchen/dining room/living room. Carport. Situated on a large plot 700 Euros pcm. Also available extra 3 donums land suitable for a business adjoined to house, €400 pcm. Call 99 453822 3 BEDROOM HOUSE in a very peaceful area in Yeroskipou it is unfurnished and has covered parking, 360 Euro ono Tel 99768738 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 units, private parking, beautiful garden, very quiet

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

TO LET PAPHOS area, with sea views. Rent is negotiable, Tel : 96570227 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 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 apartment, 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 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 finishes. Central heating, sky, alarm, infinity pool and stunnning sea and mountain views €700 per month, call : 99389426

TO LET PAPHOS 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, 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


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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS 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. 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 www. email: ***************************** 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

TO LET PAPHOS 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 bathroom. 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, off-street 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 en-suite. 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.

TO LET PAPHOS 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 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 A PA R T M E N T S / T O W N HOUSES AND VILLA PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL LANDLORDS/ OWNERS PLEASE CALL PLEASE CALL 97648440 or email: - inforentals@aol. com ***************************** REFURBISHED stone-built village house located in Kili Paphos. Consists of 3 large rooms 1 small. Traditional wood burnt fireplace, fully tiled secluded yard and garage. Tel: 99210610.

PROPERTY FOR SALE NICOSIA FLAT FOR SALE: 2 BEDROOM FLAT with title deeds, 110 sqm, fully renovated, best central area, 800m from the

FOR SALE NICOSIA European University, excellent view, eu 119,000. Tel 99 621914 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 *****************************

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

FOR SALE LARNACA 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.

PAPHOS FOR SALE special offer, €79,000 first floor apartment in Protaras, fully furnished with 2 bedrooms and a swimming pool. Walking distance to the beach of Ayia Triada and all amenities. Tel: 97 608941 PAPHOS – 1 Bed apartment in excellent/central location near Carrefour. On 3rd floor with lift and view over green area. A/c units, dedicated covered parking and swimming pool. €82000, Tel.99442791 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, ex-

FOR SALE PAPHOS cellent 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.

AMMOCHOSTOS FOR SALE special offer, €79,000 first floor apartment in Protaras, fully furnished with 2 bedrooms and a swimming pool. Walking distance to the beach of Ayia Triada and all amenities. Tel: 97 608941 ***************************** AYIA NAPA, 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


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

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

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

Tel. 99 293489, 99 279960 Email:



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

Open Door Baptist Church

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

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



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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rating EASY Rating HARD

QUICK: Across – 1 Blameless; 8 Lair; 9 Breakfast; 10 Last; 13 Jewel; 15 Relied; 16 Rescue; 17 Exeunt; 19 Kernel; 20 Yokel; 21 Curb; 24 Abstainer; 25 Sing; 26 By degrees. Down – 2 Lure; 3 Moan; 4 Lofted; 5 Sister; 6 Balancing; 7 Brotherly; 11 Brief-case; 12 Blueprint; 13 Jenny; 14 Level; 18 Tomboy; 19 Kettle; 22 Liar; 23 Mere.

Rating EASY

CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Overprint; 8 & 9 Free trade area; 10 Gnat; 13 Voted; 15 Notion; 16 Delphi; 17 Crewel; 19 Search; 20 Later; 21 Numb; 24 Bystander; 25 Rung; 26 Expecting. Down – 2 Vert; 3 Rude; 4 Reason; 5 Needed; 6 Transport; 7 & 11 Left, right and centre; 12 Streaming; 13 Vowel; 14 Deter; 18 Larynx; 19 Settle; 22 Unit; 23 Jean.


1 Spritely place in Switzerland? (6) 2 Flop up and down (3) 3 A fragment, one from the main artery (5) 5 Her best formula for a soft drink (7) 6 Light-fingered number in carousel going round (9) 7 Dear me, disaster created again (6) 8 Youth once scaled catastrophically top of Eiger (11)


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1 Sense of taste (6) 4 Polar mountain top

1 Very hot (6) 2 Permit (3) 3 One making an at-


9 Jingoistic (9) 10 Male swan (3) 11 Quack remedy (7) 13 Himalayan country (5)

14 Conjecture (11) 18 Church singers (5) 19 Huntsman’s cry (5-2)


21 Illuminated (3) 22 Introduced (9) 24 Large reptile (6) 25 Pursuer (6)

tempt (5)

5 _______-shy (7) 6 Discord of sounds (9) 7 Rounded stone (6) 8 Arousing (11) 12 Fan (9) 15 Panacea (4-3) 16 Carve (6) 17 Miracle (6) 20 Irish loch (5) 23 Long-leaved lettuce (3)

ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

Love may be in the air, and more besides. Make the most of today, as it brings a fabulous opportunity to discover your inner child and enjoy the things you love to do. There is also real potential for romance. You are in love with love and all that this implies. Show your sweetheart you care, or share your thoughts with someone you admire.

Saturn in your mind zone can cause you to feel down, even though life generally may be rather good. There may be times over the course of the day when you stop and ponder your current situation from a much deeper perspective than usual. Don’t give in to those dreary blues. Expect the very best and let your sunny personality shine out.

Your social life looks much improved and may be keeping you so busy that you find yourself burning the candle at both ends. At the same time, you may have neglected your health as a sacrifice to the fun you are having. Don’t be surprised if things change soon and you have a desire to spend some time by yourself and gently ease away stresses.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

You’re getting better at sticking to healthy routines. Having strict Saturn in your health zone is not an easy option though, especially as you may be tempted by all kinds of foods and gourmet dishes. Although you love quality and taste, you have also realized that there is no such thing as a free lunch. The price for staying slim may be discipline and exercise.

You may have had more bills lately, but Mars might also be helping to bring more money in - which is probably good news. No matter what your current situation is, the temptation to enjoy a little retail therapy may be just the ticket. Make this a day to stroll around the shops and pamper yourself into the bargain - it may give you a much needed boost.

Your love life seems to be well starred, so there is no reason to feel lonesome. If you have someone special in mind they may be happy to hear from you. Venus in Cancer is directing her gentle rays in your direction, and encouraging you to take your lover or sweetheart out on a special date that might encourage some heart to heart conversation.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

Time for reading some of those books you have been itching to get into for some time. You may need some light entertainment to keep your mind ticking over. Failing that, you might want to try the daily crossword or catch up with some friendly gossip. But if you really want to enjoy the day ahead, dare to take a risk romance wise as it may pay off.

You may be tempted to think about your health, especially as your social life has been so hectic recently. You need time to reengage with your wellbeing and do nice things to feed your system. Take a relaxing bath, get a fragrant, calming massage and give yourself a chance to recharge your batteries. A workout could help you feel fit and toned too.

Whatever you’re doing, you seem to be enjoying it. You aren’t going to be spending much time alone either. You seem to be in demand with friends calling you for fun times, a drink, emotional support and much more. There is also the potential to meet with someone again. This might be with an ex or an old friend. Something good may come of this.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

You may have a powerful desire to splash out and enjoy the spending power that you do have. It doesn’t have to be on items that cost a fortune, just things that you really enjoy that give you enough pleasure to make your day. Venus in your sign may be encouraging you to give yourself a makeover - or perhaps a glamorous change of image.

The key to keeping the peace is not to overreact. Even if those around you may be harassed and worried, you don’t have to join in. Having Mars in your spiritual zone suggests that you might be in the mood to reflect on life, and particularly on any problems or conflicts. Negotiation seems to be the best solution right now. Soon you’ll be back on track.

There may be more connection between you and your partner as your love life seems very well starred. You may be in the mood to talk and be more sensitive to the feelings of the one you are with. Today, your desire to explore the romantic potential in a relationship may give it a boost. It just needs some input from you for things to really get moving.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL


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News (rpt) Concert Reload Summer Istories Tou Horkou (rpt) Two episodes of local comedy series, which happens to be the longest-running show on TV. Apo Mera Se Mera Syn Plyn (rpt) Foresight (rpt) Entehnos Local cultural show. News Candid Camera Unsuspecting people react to bizarre events. Kati Psinetai (rpt) Amateur chefs each stage a dinner party to find who will be crowned the winning host. Paizoume Kypriaka (rpt) News / Weather/ Financial Report Vimata Stin Ammo Repeat of local period drama. I Limni (rpt) Two episodes of local mystery series. Automatic Brain The documentary delves into the power of the unconscious mind and questions who’s actually in charge, asking whether anything we do is fully conscious. Part 1 of 2. Greek FILM: I Kardia Tou Ktinous Black comedy. 2005. With News at 23.30. Repeats






07.00 NRG Music Channel 08.00 Kids’ TV 16.35 My Wife And Kids (rpt) US family sitcom about a father who stays at home while Mum goes out to work. 17.00 Reload Summer (rpt) 18.00 60 Minute Makeover (rpt) DIY challenge, in which a team of designers have just one hour to transform a home. 18.50 News In English 19.00 News In Turkish 19.10 Decoding Disaster (rpt) Documentary series investigating the causes of catastrophic disasters. ‘Trains’. A Maryland train derailment and a London collision both cause a number of deaths, prompting many to question whether current maintenance techniques are up to scratch. 20.00 NRG Music Channel 21.00 FILM: Racing With The Moon Drama, starring Sean Penn and Nicolas Cage. 1984. See Film Picks. 22.50 The Good Wife First season of legal drama. ‘Unorthodox’. Alicia represents the daughter of one of the partners at the law firm, and finds herself attracted to a colleague who has an unorthodox way of defending their client. 23.35 Repeats

07.30 Oi Men Kai Oi Den (rpt) 08.00 Fast Money (rpt) 08.45 Lyke, Lyke Eisai Edo (rpt) 09.30 To Kafe Tis Haras (rpt) 10.20 To Evdomo Kleidi (rpt) 10.50 Deixe Mou To Filo Sou (rpt) 11.30 Santa Yiolanta (rpt) 12.15 Tin Patisa (rpt) 13.00 News 13.15 Galileo (rpt) 14.00 Konstantinou Kai Elenis (rpt) 14.40 Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) 15.30 To Kafe Tis Haras (rpt) 16.20 Krifa Monopatia (rpt) 17.10 Mi Mou Les Antio (rpt) 18.00 News 18.10 Lyke, Lyke Eisai Edo (rpt) 18.50 Tin Patisa (rpt) 19.30 Eva Luna 20.20 News 21.20 Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) 22.50 House (rpt) First season. ‘Heavy’. An obese 10-year-old girl is brought in after suffering a heart attack, which the team believe was caused by diet pills. 23.40 Ekeines Ki Ego (rpt) 00.30 News 00.35 Kai Oi Pantremenoi Ehoun Psihi 01.20 Ellas To Megaleio Sou (rpt) 02.10 Tmima Ithon (rpt) 03.00 News 03.50 Skertsakia (rpt)

06.30 Paralliloi Dromoi (rpt) 07.00 Yia Sena (rpt) 08.40 Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes (rpt) 09.20 Denis O Tremeros 10.00 Proino Mou (rpt) Lifestyle programme features entertainment, music and more. Hosted by real life couple Giorgos Liagas and Fay Skorda. 12.00 Yia Banaki 15.00 I Dada (rpt) Greek comedy series, based on US sitcom ‘The Nanny’.

06.20 Erotas Me Epidotisi 07.20 Stin Kouzina Tis Mamas (rpt) 08.00 Eho Ena Mistiko (rpt) 09.00 Se Fonto Kokkino (rpt) 09.40 Vasiliki (rpt) 10.20 Para Pente (rpt) 11.30 Ta Hrisopsara (rpt) 12.30 Oi Takkoi 13.10 Vourate Geitonoi (rpt) 14.00 Baywatch (rpt) 15.00 Oikogeneiakes Istories (rpt) 16.50 Tha Se Do Sto Ploio (rpt) 17.30 Pame Paketo (rpt) With News at 18.00. 18.30 Tropico 19.20 The Del Monte Heirs 20.10 News 21.20 Tha Se Do Sto Ploio (rpt) 22.10 To Kokkino Domatio 23.10 The 4400 Second season. ‘Lockdown’ Diana brings a sick Maia into NTAC, only to discover one of the errant 4400 has chosen to mark Jordan Collier’s birthday by unleashing a ‘rage’ bomb, making all males excessively aggressive. 00.30 News 00.35 Champions League Highlights

07.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of 09.15 Kids’ TV 11.50 Kostakis Ki Yioi (rpt) Local comedy series. 12.30 Thema Gevsis 13.30 Star News 14.15 Kids’ TV 16.15 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 16.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of (rpt) 17.50 Mila Best Of (rpt) 18.50 Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) 19.40 Fotis Maria Live Best Of (rpt) 21.00 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 22.00 Fringe (rpt) First season. ‘The Cure’. Detectives believe a woman has been involved in illegal drug trials when she reappears having been missing for weeks with the sinister ability to cause death by the touch of her fingertips. Meanwhile, Peter strikes a deal with Nina Sharp, and Walter develops a fetish for cotton candy. 22.45 Supernatural (rpt) Fifth season. ‘Sam, Interrupted’. The brothers go undercover in a mental hospital after an institutionalised former hunter calls for help in confronting a monster that is attacking patients. 23.30 Ta Kopelia 00.10 LTV Sports News 01.10 Star News 02.00 Repeats

16.10 I Ora I Kali (rpt) 17.40 Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes Greek drama series, based on a Latin American telenovela. 18.20 News 18.30 Mousiko Kouti Greek game show, testing contestants on their musical knowledge. 19.20 Peninta Peninta (rpt) Greek comedy series, not to be confused with spinoff game show of the same name. 20.10 News 21.20 Eftyhismenoi Mazi (rpt) 22.20 Daddy Cool (rpt) 23.20 Singles (rpt) 00.00 News 00.10 The Shield Police drama series chronicling the turbulent day-today life of the Strike Team, a group of corrupt Los Angeles cops. 01.10 Yia Banaki (rpt) 04.15 Proino Mou (rpt)

01.30 G4 (rpt) 02.30 Allou Ximeromenoi (rpt) 03.00 Alithinoi Erotes (rpt) 03.30 Eleni (rpt) 04.30 Tropico (rpt)

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Kids’ TV Magikos Kosmos I Kori Tou Mistral Deste Tous Greek FILM: Plousioi Horis Lefta The Harts of The West FILM: Time For Dancing An ambitious dancer tries to win a place at a prestigious academy, but her dreams are shattered when she’s diagnosed with cancer. Drama, starring Shiri Appleby. 2000. O Anthropos Tis Thalassas Melrose Place With News at 18.30. News Sports Time Rubi FILM: The Wedding Planner A single woman who organises weddings is swept off her feet by a dashing doctor, but her hopes of making him her husband suffer a setback when she’s hired to organise his marriage to another woman. Romantic comedy, starring Jennifer Lopez. 2001. FILM: Death Train A mercenary is hired to transport a nuclear device across Europe and deliver it to Iraq. Thriller, starring Pierce Brosnan. 1993. FILM: Water’s Edge Drama, starring Nathan Fillion. 2003.

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

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03.00 BFBS Radio News 03.03 BFBS Gold With Dave Windsor 04.00 Up All Night 07.00 Morning Reports 07.30 Wake Up To Money 08.00 Today 11.00 BFBS Radio News 11.03 Gareth John 14.00 BFBS Gold With Dave Windsor 15.00 World At One 15.45 Simon Marlow 19.00 PM 20.00 6 O’Clock News 20.30 Five Live Drive 21.00 Five Live Olympics 00.30 Late Night Olympics

The Breakfast Show - Tony Newell - 07:00-10:00 2 Hours With Bejay Browne 10:00-12:00 Rock Fm’s Lunch Box - Jason Collins - 12:00-14:00 Non Stop Music 14:00-15:00 Valentina 15:00-18:00 Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday Liquid Radio Show - Pavlos - 15:00-18:00 Wednesday Drive Time - Johny G. 18:00-20:00 Monday - Tuesday Johny G. 18:00-20:00 Wednesday (Mix @ 6) The Cocktail Show - Antonis - 18:00-20:00 Thursday - Friday Panic In The Year Zero - 20:00-22:00 Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday Radioactive Metal - 20:00-22:00 - Thursday Live Dj Set- Dj Allen D 20:0022:00 - Friday 22:00-24:00 The Gathering - With Your Hosts Dj Mr Smith And Mc Svennyb – Live Wednesday & Friday Night Train 24:00-07:00 Monday To Friday

LiveCyBC2 (91.1, 92.4 FM) 06.00-7.30 Programmes in Turkish with News at 7.30 07.40 Good morning Cyprus 10.00-12.00 Kalimerhaba 12.00 Gunortasa 12.45 Greek Cyprus Press 13.00 Turkish Music 13.15 News in Turkish 13.30 News in English 13.45 PM Classics 16.00 Greek Radio 16.15 Our country doesn’t divide 16.50 News in Turkish 17.00-18.00 Programmes in Armenian; News at 17.15 18.00-20.00 Round & About 20.00 News in English 20.10 Welcome to Cyprus in French and German 20.40 Ship of Fools with Robert Camassa 22.00 News in English 22.00 International Music 00.00-06.00 Rebroadcast of the evening’s programme

Radio Napa (106.3 FM) 06.00 Morning Music 08.30 BBC World Today 09.00 News, Weather and Exchange 09.05 Nathan Morley 12.00 BBC News 12.06 Lunchtime Classics 15.00 BBC News 15.06 Chris Yearley 18.00 News 18.06 Michael Godin 19.00 The Juke Box

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CYPRUS MAIL Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Television PICK OF THE DAY Winter’s Bone (Novacinema1, 20.15) Ironically, Winter’s Bone screens on Nova just before Transformers: Dark of the Moon, a much worse film that’s been seen by millions more people. That’s the way it goes with American independents (a.k.a. indies). An arty French film might struggle to get distribution, but at least it can blame xenophobia or the need for subtitles or whatever; an indie, on the other hand, doesn’t need any subtitles - yet most of them remain as unseen as arty French films, falling between two stools (the multiplex shows Hollywood rubbish; arthouse cinemas, such as they are, prefer European or Asian titles). Winter’s Bone won the top prize at the Sundance Festival - the top festival for American indies - two years ago, and followed up with four Oscar nominations including Best Picture. It’s among the most acclaimed films of the past few years; yet, with the exception of a one-off screening at the Rialto in Limassol, it’s never even played in a cinema in Cyprus. It’s even more frustrating because this isn’t some low-budget experimental thing for egghead film critics. It may be ‘independent’ but it works just as grippingly as a big-studio blockbuster (more, in fact), with a virtuous heroine and a quest to be

completed. Jennifer Lawrence (now better known as Katniss in The Hunger Games) is our heroine, a teenage girl living deep in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri - and she desperately needs to find her father (that’s the quest), otherwise her family will lose their home. Trouble is, Dad walked out on the family long ago - and he’s now involved in the local crystal-meth trade, making it increasingly dangerous for Jenny as she tries to find him. The plot builds superbly, culminating in a climax that’s macabre and hauntingly memorable, but there’s more to it than that - because the monsters Jenny meets aren’t random strangers but in fact her own family and neighbours, the setting being the kind of small rural community that may once have been very God-fearing but is now a benighted hellhole, lost to crank and meth. There’s a sadness to the quest, rescuing the film from evil-redneck stereotypes - though the characters do indeed talk like rednecks, and Jenny (like Katniss in The Hunger Games) is perhaps a bit too virtuous. Is she still a lot more interesting than Autobots and Decepticons? That’s indie-sputable! Made in 2010.

Preston Wilder



Racing With the Moon (CyBC2, 21.00) Sean Penn and Nicolas Cage! The salaries, clashing egos and other complications would make it prohibitive today - but the teaming was easier back in the day when Penn was 23 and Cage was 20, the baby-faced duo playing small-town teens in this likeable drama. It’s the 1940s, WW2 is raging and they’re waiting to be called up and shipped off to fight - but fi rst Penn tries to romance Elizabeth McGovern, who’s new in town and (unlike him) comes from the right side of the tracks. The script is by Steve Kloves, another high achiever - he wrote almost all the Harry Potter scripts - at the dawn of his career; it doesn’t exactly break new ground, doling out standard coming-of-age drama with a side of nostalgia, but the whole thing has a low-key freshness that’s very appealing, and star-watchers looking for youthful glimpses of Hollywood royalty will be in heaven. Only McGovern didn’t really make it. Made in 1984.

The Wedding Singer (LTV, 21.00) We’re used to Adam Sandler now, but Time Out called him “a cult comedian submerging himself in the mainstream” when he made The Wedding Singer - and admittedly the fi lm was sweeter and straighter than the likes of Happy Gilmore, latching on to the fi rst wave of 80s nostalgia. The time is 1985 and Sandler is the titular singer, crooning the hits of the day - Culture Club, Nena, Billy Idol, Hall & Oates - at other people’s weddings, at least till his own bride leaves him standing at the altar; meanwhile Drew Barrymore is a waitress planning a wedding of her own, but the groom is a jerk and of course we all know she and Adam are made for each other. Will true love triumph? A sluggish fi lm, like most Sandler comedies when they’re trying to be poignant - but the world loved it, Sandler went from cult to mainstream, and the rest is history. Warning: includes our hero singing ‘I Want to Grow Old With You’, so try not to watch it on a full stomach. Made in 1998.

Guess Who (Novacinema2, 22.00) A fi lm I literally haven’t thought about once in seven years - so long, in fact, that one of its stars (Bernie Mac) has died in the interim and the other (Ashton Kutcher) has been married and divorced. Bernie’s a belligerent dad whose daughter has a new boyfriend (that’s Ashton) - but Ashton is white and the family are black, making Bernie even more belligerent as he tries to break up the happy couple. The concept is Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner played as a comedy, with the races reversed, but everyone behaves so idiotically it’s hard to take any of it seriously; at least there’s nobody named ‘Focker’, though the jokes are just as lame. Made in 2005.

The Wedding Singer (LTV, 21.00)

07:00 Karina: Wild On Safari 07:25 Weird Creatures With Nick Baker 08:15 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 08:40 Breed All About It 09:10 Michaela’s Animal Road Trip 10:05 Wildest Africa 11:00 Wildlife Sos 11:25 Orangutan Island 11:55 Animal Cops Houston 12:50 Wild Animal Orphans 13:45 Animal Precinct 14:40 Wildest Africa 15:30 Karina: Wild On Safari 16:00 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 16:30 Growing Up... 17:25 Cats Of Claw Hill 18:20 Dogs 101 19:15 Wildlife Sos 19:40 Orangutan Island 20:10 Monkey Life 20:35 Snake Crusader With Bruce George 21:05 Wildest Africa 22:00 Animal Airport 22:55 Wildlife Sos 23:50 Animal Cops Houston 00:45 I’m Alive 01:40 Untamed & Uncut 02:35 Animal Airport 03:30 Wildlife Sos 04:25 Wildest Africa 05:20 Monkey Life 05:45 Snake Crusader With Bruce George 06:10 Wild Animal Orphans

01:45 Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show 02:10 The Weakest Link 02:55 Eastenders 03:25 Doctors 03:55 Jekyll 04:45 London Hospital 05:45 The Weakest Link 06:30 Dinnerladies 07:00 Teletubbies 07:25 The Roly Mo Show 07:35 Nina & The Neurons 07:50 Me Too 08:10 Teletubbies 08:35 The Roly Mo Show 08:50 Nina & The Neurons 09:05 Me Too 09:30 As Time Goes By 10:00 One Foot In The Grave 10:35 The Weakest Link 11:20 Eastenders 11:50 Doctors 12:20 Himalaya with Michael Palin 13:15 Dinnerladies 13:45 One Foot In The Grave 14:20 As Time Goes By 14:50 The Weakest Link 15:35 Eastenders 16:05 Doctors 16:35 Himalaya with Michael Palin 17:25 Doctor Who Confidential 17:40 One Foot In The Grave 18:15 The Weakest Link 19:00 Eastenders 19:30 Doctors 20:00 Oliver Twist (2007) 21:00 After You’ve Gone 21:30 Gavin & Stacey 22:00 MO (AKA Mowlam Drama) 23:45 Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive: Series 00:15 Afterlife

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 Overhaulin’ 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 Crash Course 22:00 Mythbusters 22:55 Moments Of Terror 23:50 Ross Kemp On Gangs 00:45 Ultimate Survival 01:40 Crash Course 02:40 Moments Of Terror 03:40 Ross Kemp On Gangs 04:40 Ultimate Survival 05:35 How It’s Made 06:00 Overhaulin’

09:30 Cycling: Tour Of Spain 10:30 Athletics: Eaa Meetings Austria 12:00 Football: U-20 Women’s World Cup Japan 15:00 Athletics: Eaa Meetings Austria 16:00 Cycling: Tour Of Spain 18:45 Ski Jumping: Summer Grand Prix Germany 19:45 Athletics: Eaa Meetings Austria 21:00 Boxing: International Contest-Feather Weight Contest 00:00 Fia World Touring Car Championship-Magazin : Inside Wtcc 00:30 Athletics: Eaa Meetings Austria 01:30 Cycling: Tour Of Spain

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Novacinema1, 22.00)

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

07:00 Pawn Stars 07:30 Storage Wars 08:00 The Universe 09:00 Secret Superpowered Aircraft 10:00 Pawn Stars 10:30 Storage Wars 11:00 Ax Men 12:00 Irt: Deadliest Roads 13:00 Pawn Stars 13:30 American Restoration 14:00 Secret Superpowered Aircraft 15:00 The Universe 16:00 Irt: Deadliest Roads 17:00 Pawn Stars 17:30 American Restoration 18:00 Secret Superpowered Aircraft 19:00 The Universe 20:00 Pawn Stars 20:30 Storage Wars 21:00 Ax Men 22:00 Storage Wars 23:00 American Pickers 00:00 Pawn Stars 00:30 Storage Wars 01:00 Ax Men 02:00 Storage Wars 03:00 American Pickers 04:00 The Universe 05:00 Secret Superpowered Aircraft 06:00 Ax Men

07:30 Looker 09:30 Cinderella Story 11:10 Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! 12:30 Must Love Dogs 14:15 Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 16:00 Friends 16:50 Lethal Weapon 4 19:00 Action Zone 19:30 Videofashion 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Wedding Singer 23:00 Hesher 00:55 Hustler TV 02:30 Revolutionary Road 04:30 Action Zone 05:00 Piranha 06:30 LTV Sports News

07:00 Baby Looney Tunes 07:25 Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs 08:15 Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures 08:40 Loonatics Unleashed 09:05 ScoobyDoo Where Are You! 09:30 Superman: The Animated Series 09:55 Big Cartoonie Show 10:20 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:45 Fanboy & Chum Chum 11:10 X’s 11:35 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 12:00 Dora The Explorer 12:25 Spongebob Squarepants 13:15 Mighty B!

13:40 My Life As A Teenage Robot 14:05 Hey Arnold! 14:30 Icarly 15:20 Road Runner Show 17:00 Planet Speed 17:30 Barclays Premier League World 18:00 LIGA Bbva 2012-13 20:00 PGA Tour Classic Films 21:00 La LIGA Review 2012-13 22:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 00:00 2011 World’s Strongest Man 01:00 LIGA Bbva 2012-13 03:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 05:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13

07:15 V I 08:00 Friends 08:30 Mentalist 10:00 House M.D. 10:45 United States Of Tara 11:15 Borgias 13:05 Closer 13:50 V I 14:35 Mentalist 15:20 Mentalist 16:05 Two And A Half Men 16:30 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 17:15 Harry’s Law 18:45 Closer 19:30 Desperate Housewives 20:15 According To Jim 21:00 Big Bang Theory 21:30 Sons Of Anarchy 23:25 Underbelly I 00:15 Old Dogs 02:00 Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale 03:45 Two And A Half Men 04:15 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 05:00 Harry’s Law 05:45 Harry’s Law 06:30 Desperate Housewives

07:40 La Vie En Rose 10:00 Passed Away 12:00 Serious Man 14:00 Maverick 16:15 48 Hrs 18:00 Shelter 20:00 Insignificant Harvey N 21:20 Action Zone 22:00 Clash Of The Titans 00:05 Daring! TV 03:40 Perfect Storm 06:00 Small Town Saturday Night

05:25 The Ward 06:55 Cine News 07:30 The Ghost And The Darkness 11:05 Cine News 11:40 Azur Et Asmar 13:20 Shining Through 15:30 Cine News 16:00 Miral 17:55 Gospel Hill 19:40 Hollywood 1 On 1 20:15 Winter’s Bone 22:00 Transformers: Dark Of The Moon 00:40 Blitz 02:20 Cine News 02:55 Street Kings 2: Motor City 04:30 Alfie

06:55 8 Mile 08:45 Cine News 09:40 Manhattan Murder Mystery 11:30 I Timi Tis Agapis 13:25 Cine News 14:05 Thor 16:00 Green Card 17:45 Stars In Style 18:20 Middle Of Nowhere 19:55 The Marrying Man 22:00 Guess Who 23:50 Country Strong 01:50 Black Hawk Down 04:15 Cine News 04:50 He Got Game

20:10 Fair Game 22:00 Ncis Kill Screen 23:00 Stone 00:50 Cine News 01:30 Con Tutto Amore Che Posso 03:10 Babysitters Gone Bad X

19:05 The Emperor’s Club 21:00 Le Dernier Vol De Lancaster 22:40 The Ladykillers 00:30 Tamara Drewe

21:00 A Place In The Sun 23:00 The Country Girl

02:00 Ball Up Streetball 03:00 MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers 06:00 PGA Tour Highlights Wyndham Championship 07:00 Morning Drive 08:00 Top 10 - Arnold Palmer Moments 08:30 Academy - Annika Sorenstam: Short Game 09:00 Golf Central International 10:00 MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers 13:00 Lucas Oil on the Edge Hill Climb: Mud Bogg 13:30 Lucas Oil on the Edge Dash for Cash 14:00 Sports Unlimited 15:00 Champions Tour: Dick’s Sporting Goods Open Rd. 2 18:00 PGA Tour Highlights Wyndham Championship 19:00 USGA U.S. Amateur Rd. 4 from Cherry Hills Village, CO 21:00 PRE GAME(E) 21:15 CHAMPIONSHIP LAIKI POPULAR BANK 2011-12: ARHS VS ETHNICOS AXNAS (E) 23:15 POST GAME (E) 23:30 MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers 00:00 Lucas Oil on the Edge Hill Climb: Mud Bogg 00:30 Lucas Oil on the Edge Dash for Cash 01:00 Golf Central International

07:00 Globe Trekker 08:00 Departures 09:00 The World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides 10:00 Life’s A Trip 10:30 Word Travels 11:00 Flavours Of Mexico 11:30 Flavours Of Spain 12:00 Globe Trekker 13:00 Africa Trek 14:00 Essential Specials 15:00 Sophie Grigson In Jordan 15:30 Sophie Grigson In The Souk 16:00 Globe Trekker 17:00 Flavours Of Mexico 17:30 Flavours Of Spain 18:00 Life’s A Trip 18:30 Word Travels 19:00 Globe Trekker 20:00 Planet Food 21:00 Flavours Of Peru 22:00 The World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides 23:00 Globe Trekker 00:00 The Skinny Dip 01:00 Planet Food 02:00 Flavours Of Peru 03:00 The World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides 04:00 Globe Trekker 05:00 Life’s A Trip 05:30 Word Travels 06:00 Flavours Of Mexico 06:30 Flavours Of Spain

06:00 Sunshine Boys, The 07:50 Vengeance Valley 09:10 Gone With the Wind 12:45 What’s Up, Doc? 14:20 Son Of Lassie 16:00 Rack, The 17:40 Naked Spur, The 19:10 Young Cassidy 21:00 Sitting Target 22:30 What’s Up, Doc? 00:05 Brewster McCloud 01:50 King Solomon’s Mines 03:30 How the West Was Won


Tuesday, August 21, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

Sport ‘Mark Cavendish will probably have to leave’

Wiggins shocked by all the adulation

THE Houston Astros started life without Brad Mills with another heavy defeat. Mills and two members of his coaching staff were fired soon after the 12-4 defeat to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Tony DeFrancesco has been appointed as interim manager of Houston - but he failed to have an immediate impact on their fortunes as an 8-1 defeat gave the Diamondbacks a three-game sweep. Pedro Alvarez hit the gamewinning homer and Andrew McCutchen provided some insurance runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates prevailed in their 19th inning of their marathon clash with the St Louis Blues - it ended 6-3. The Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 to complete their third second-half sweep, while the San Diego Padres snapped a five-game losing run with a 7-1 success over the San Francisco Giants. The Oakland Athletics maintained their hopes of extending their season with a fourth successive win - 4-0 over the Cleveland Indians, while a four run second inning put the Tampa Bay Rays on the way to an 8-3 victory over the LA Angels. Kyle Kendrick produced eight scoreless frames in Milwaukee, allowing just three hits and tying a career high with seven strikeouts, as the Philadelphia Phillies downed the Brewers 8-0. The Atlanta Braves were also blanked, 5-0 by the LA Dodgers, while the injuryhit Colorado Rockies overcame the Miami Marlins 3-2, The Kansas City Royals scored a fifth win in six games, 5-2 against the Chicago White Sox, to complete a sweep of the AL Central leaders. The Baltimore Orioles saw off the Detroit Tigers 7-5, while the Washington Nationals sunk the New York Mets 5-2. Elsewhere, the Texas Rangers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 11-2, the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 and the New York Yankees won 4-1 against the Boston Red Sox.

Sprinter not favoured by Team Sky’s GC targets

BRADLEY Wiggins has been shocked and overwhelmed by the praise and recognition he has received on the heels of his phenomenal summer of success. The 32-year-old previously may have been well known within the sporting world, but his public profile has soared since becoming Britain’s first Tour de France winner and adding Olympic time-trial gold in London. This new-found celebrity status is something that has taken him aback. Wiggins, now a seventime Olympic medallist with four golds, said: “I left home on June 22 and nobody knew who I was, in the village even, bar a couple. “And then I came back to this overwhelming adulation everywhere I go. “It is fantastic, brilliant, it really is - but I wasn’t quite expecting the reaction. “After the Tour de France half the world’s media were camped at the end of my lane for two days, which was bizarre to say the least. “This was my fourth Olympics and I’d won however many medals before, but I’d always come home unrecognised really. “All of a sudden, this one has really attracted the attention of everybody.”


Houston still have a problem without Mills

By Mark Meadows BRADLEY Wiggins believes team mate Mark Cavendish has to leave Team Sky to advance his career, the Tour de France winner and Olympic time trial champion said on Sunday. “On a personal level I have enjoyed riding with him, but I understand why he would probably have to leave,” Wiggins was quoted as saying in several media reports on Sunday. “I love seeing him win as much as anyone else and to see Mark back out on the Tour (de France) winning six, seven or eight different stages and challenging for the green jersey, he probably has to go,” he added. Cavendish, 27, was part of the team that helped Wiggins become the first Briton to win the Tour but the Manxman enjoyed just three stage wins as team orders took priority. He took his number of stage wins to 23 in this year’s Tour, taking him to fourth on the all-time list, but his return was the lowest since his debut in the race back in 2007. In 2011 Cavendish, who still has more than two years left on his Sky deal, had won the green jersey as top sprinter. Wiggins also said on Sunday that next month he will race in the Tour of Britain, long regarded as a minor stage race compared to the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Tour of Spain, which team mate Chris Froome is currently trying to win. Team Sky boss Dave

Mark Cavendish (centre) was part of the team that helped Bradley Wiggins become the first Briton to win the Tour de France this year Brailsford has stressed that Sky are targeting sustained general classification (GC) wins in those three grand tours which works against

sprinter Cavendish whose strength is on the faster, flatter stages. Wiggins added: “Sky have set a precedent now,

‘I suppose we have to start building towards the (general classification) and, unfortunately for Mark, as we saw in the Tour, the two don’t really go together’

if we’re going to dominate cycling and try to win all three grand tours. “I suppose we have to start building towards the GC and, unfortunately for Mark, as we saw in the Tour, the two don’t really go well together.” Wiggins will be at the start of the eight-stage Tour of Britain in Ipswich on Sept. 9 to say thanks to all his fans for supporting him during his stellar year. “I’m doing the Tour of Britain now,” the 32-yearold was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. “I’ll try to stay fit between now and then so I don’t embarrass myself. It’ll be good.”

The first Briton to win Le Tour is finding he can no more travel incognito

China’s Li beats Kerber to capture Cincinnati title

Augusta, home of the Masters, Baghdatis forced to retire admits first women members in Winston Salem

CHINA’S Li Na showed plenty of character as she fought back to beat German Angelique Kerber 1-6 6-3 6-1 and win the Cincinnati Open title on Sunday. The victory ends Li’s run of three defeats in finals this year, including a loss to Petra Kvitova in Montreal last week, and is a major boost for her ahead of the US Open later this month. The 30-year-old Li’s win was her sixth career title and her first since her French Open triumph last year and came after the Chinese teamed up with Argentine Carlos Rodriguez, the coach of multiple grand slam winning Belgian Justine Henin, earlier this week.

THE Augusta National Golf Club, home of The Masters golf tournament, yesterday said it has admitted two women as members for the first time: former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and financier Darla Moore. The Augusta, Georgia club’s previous status as male-only has drawn criticism for years. Ahead of this year’s Masters tournament, President Barack Obama weighed in on the matter, saying through a spokesman that he believed women should be admitted. “This is a joyous occasion as we enthusiastically welcome Secretary Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore as members of Augusta National Golf Club,” club president Billy Payne said in a statement.

MARCOS Baghdatis was last night forced to retire due to a back injury in the first round of the ATP World Tour 250 Winston- Salem Open while trailing Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci 7-5, 3-1. One break of serve was enough for Bellucci to claim the first set and he then built on his momentum, and the Cypriot’s back problems to propel to a 3-1 lead in the second set when Baghdatis decided he had enough for the day. The tournament in Winston Salem was the final test before the ultimate Grand Slam of the season US Open and Baghdatis will now have less than a week to try and recover for the showdown at Flushing Meadows.

CYPRUS MAIL Tuesday, August 21, 2012



London victory parade brings Tokyo to standstill By Alastair Himmer

Men’s gymnastics gold medallist Kohei Uchimura (L) and silver medallist Kazuhito Tanaka wave to Tokyo’s crowds

JAPAN’S Olympic medallists brought downtown Tokyo to a standstill yesterday in an open-top bus victory parade witnessed by around 500,000 flag and fan-waving supporters. The convoy of five buses caused gridlock as fans and shoppers in Tokyo’s upmarket Ginza district help celebrate Japan’s record haul of 38 medals (seven gold, 14 silver and 17 bronze) at the London Olympics. People working in offices above street level leant precariously out of windows to cheer as the athletes navigated through a vast sea of supporters in Japan’s first Olympic celebratory parade of its kind. Attended by 71 of the country’s 76 medallists in total, the athletes, sporting their red Olympic jackets, waved as fans crammed the pave-

ment in sweltering summer heat and screamed their names and messages of congratulations. One athlete carried placards in support of the northeast region of Japan devastated by last year’s deadly tsunami.

‘LIFTED SPIRITS’ “Japan’s sportsmen and women have done so much to lift spirits since last year’s disaster,” 33-yearold sales assistant Yurie Miyajima told Reuters. “They were fantastic in London.” Some of the biggest cheers were reserved for the Japanese women’s soccer team, who took the silver medal in London after their stunning World Cup success in Germany last year. Japan’s ‘Nadeshiko’ team - named after a frilly pink carnation - had come to embody the spirit of a na-

tion battling to recover from the tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis. The convoy of vehicles were adorned with Tokyo 2020 logos, and Japanese Olympic Committee President (JOC) Tsunekazu Takeda promised the country would push ahead with its proposed bid. “Japan is an incredible sporting nation and holds its athletes, Olympians in particular, in very high esteem,” he said. “The unprecedented performance in London makes us even more determined to deliver a dynamic celebration in the heart of the world’s most forward-thinking city.” Tokyo lost out to Rio de Janeiro in the race to host the 2016 Olympics but the city is considered a strong contender for the following Games. Madrid and Istanbul are also bidding. Tokyo hosted Asia’s first Olympics in 1964.

Pedrosa wins Indianapolis MotoGP

KP set to miss out on England title defence

DANI Pedrosa claimed his second victory of the season as the Spaniard won the Indianapolis MotoGP in emphatic fashion on Sunday. The Honda driver led a Spanish one-two, finishing 11 seconds ahead of compatriot Jorge Lorenzo while Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso completed the podium. Australian world champion Casey Stoner, riding with a pain-killing injection due to his fractured right ankle and torn ligaments, finished fourth. It was Pedrosa’s 17th career victory and puts him on 207 points in the world championship standings, 18 points behind Lorenzo.

Small chance of the controversial batsman being included in World Twenty20 squad By Andy Hampson ENGLAND seem sure to announce today that Kevin Pietersen will play no part in their World Twenty20 title defence. The controversial batsman’s international career is in jeopardy as his row with the England and Wales Cricket Board continues. There seems little chance of the issue being resolved in time for the 32-year-old to be included in the 15man squad for the tournament in Sri Lanka which begins next month. Pietersen has retracted the decision to retire from all forms of international limited-overs cricket which precluded his inclusion in the preliminary 30man squad, but it is still unclear when he will be welcomed back. Pietersen was left out of the England side for the third Test against South Africa after admitting to sending “provocative” text messages to members of the opposition. Official confirmation of the World Twenty20 squad is expected to be announced on Tuesday morning, along with a probable 13-man group to face South Africa in five upcoming one-day internationals. Pietersen was one of the stars of the team which won the last edition of

the event - England’s first success in a major global tournament - in the Caribbean two years ago. His probable omission from the T20 squad could leave the way clear for one-day international captain Alastair Cook to earn a place at the top of the order. Cook has not played a T20 international for almost three years but would add an experienced opening option to the dynamic Craig Kieswetter and Alex Hales, who cracked 99 against the West Indies earlier this summer. Ian Bell might be an alternative and could find a place towards the top of the order while Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler all look good bets for selection.

BOPARA ISSUES Another matter which needs to be addressed concerns Ravi Bopara, who has become an established member of the limitedovers sides but has recently had personal issues. Bopara has played little cricket since pulling out of the second Test against South Africa but did feature for Essex in a CB40 match on Sunday. Team captain Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach and Tim Bresnan look the favoured options in the seam bowling department, meaning

James Anderson could miss out. The spin bowling duties likely to be critical on the subcontinent are set to be filled by Graeme Swann and Samit Patel. England are in Group A for the first-round stage of the 12-team tournament alongside India and the fast-improving Afghanistan. The top two sides will progress to the Super Eight. Possible England squads: For five one-day internationals v South Africa: A Cook (Essex, capt), J Anderson (Lancashire), J Bairstow (Yorkshire), I Bell (Warwickshire), R Bopara (Essex), T Bresnan (Yorkshire), S Broad (Nottinghamshire), S Finn (Middlesex), C Kieswetter (Somerset), E Morgan (Middlesex), S Patel (Nottinghamshire), G Swann (Nottinghamshire), J Trott (Warwickshire) For World Twenty20 (and three T20 internationals v South Africa): S Broad (Nottinghamshire, capt), J Bairstow (Yorkshire), I Bell (Warwickshire), R Bopara (Essex), T Bresnan (Yorkshire), J Buttler (Somerset), J Dernbach (Surrey), S Finn (Middlesex), A Hales (Nottinghamshire), C Kieswetter (Somerset), E Morgan (Middlesex), S Patel (Nottinghamshire), G Swann (Nottinghamshire), J Tredwell (Kent), C Woakes (Warwickshire).


A file photo taken on February 23, 2012 shows England’s Kevin Pietersen playing a shot during the first Twenty20 match between Pakistan and England at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the Gulf Emirate’s Sports City

“It was a good weekend. I think the bike was working well. We were spinning all of practice, but we had a good feeling. So today for the race I was confident,” Pedrosa told reporters. Pedrosa started on pole but was challenged in an eventful race that saw Ben Spies take control in the opening laps before the American’s hopes ended with 22 laps remaining when his engine blew forcing him to pull off the track. Pedrosa had a scare of his own when his bike wobbled with 12 laps to go and ran into the grass, but he soon recovered. “When I shifted again to first, the bike had a good kick on me and yeah, I almost lost control,” Pedrosa said. “But I kept the bike on the track. I lost one second on that lap.” Stoner fought through the pain of his injuries to finish fourth having only been declared fit to race on Sunday morning. In qualifying on Saturday the twice world champion was thrown off his bike and rolled across the grass. He tried to walk off the track but had to call for medical attention and was taken away on a stretcher.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL


Marseille, Bordeaux continue win streak

Song completes £15m move to Barca

SECOND-half goals from Andre-Pierre Gignac and Rod Fanni helped dominant Marseille defeat Sochaux 2-0 and make it two wins from two at the start of the new Ligue 1 season. Gignac opened the scoring in the 54th minute and Fanni netted a stoppage-time second as Marseille followed up their 1-0 victory over Reims last time out with another triumph that leaves them level on points with the Ligue 1 pacesetters. The home side had to wait until the second half to finally make the breakthrough, with Gignac winning an aerial duel with Mathieu Peybernes to power a header beyond Cros and give Marseille a deserved lead. But Marseille were unable to finish the game off until the 90th minute when Fanni poked home from close range off the underside of the bar to make it 2-0. Ludovic Obraniak scored the only goal as Bordeaux also picked up a second victory. Having missed a penalty in the first half, the home side finally broke the deadlock when Obraniak ended a goalmouth scramble in the 75th minute by firing past keeper Benoit Costil. Rennes pressed for a late equaliser but could not find a way through, with Cedric Carrasso’s late save from Jean Armel Kana-Biyik ensuring the three points for the hosts. Paris St Germain are still looking for their first Ligue 1 victory of the season after a goalless draw at Ajaccio. The visitors had Ezequiel Lavezzi sent off, while boss Carlo Ancelotti himself saw red in what was another frustrating night for the big-spending side from the capital who deserved no more than the point they left with. Ajaccio were well organised and stubborn at the back, limiting the away side to few chances.

ALEX Song has completed his £15million move to Barcelona from Arsenal. The Cameroon international successfully passed his medical at Barca earlier yesterday and yesterday afternoon put pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Primera Division giants. Song, whose contract has a buy-out clause of 80million euros (£63million), was thus set to join his new teammates for the official team presentation at the Joan Gamper Trophy at the Nou Camp yesterday evening, where the Catalan club were to face Sampdoria. After passing his medical with flying colours, doctor Ricard Pruna said of Song: “His body fat percentage is extremely low and he has good muscle quality. “I don’t think he’s had muscle injuries since he was 17, and that’s really good news. He passed all the tests and he’s available to the manager.” The 24-year-old becomes Barca’s second major signing of the summer after the capture of Spain full-back Jordi Alba from Valencia and follows a well-worn path from Arsenal to the Nou Camp. During Arsene Wenger’s reign at the Gunners, Marc Overmars, Emmanuel Petit, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Thierry Henry, Alexander Hleb and Cesc Fabregas have all made the switch to Barca. After their clash with Sampdoria, Barca are to be back in action on Thursday when they host arch rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Supercopa. And on Sunday Barca travel to Osasuna for their second Primera Division game, having started their campaign with a 5-1 mauling of Real Sociedad on Sunday night. Song sat out Arsenal’s Barclays Premier League opener against Sunderland on Saturday amid widespread speculation he was on the verge of a move to Barca, and immediately after that match it was announced that the two clubs had agreed terms for the transfer of the player.

David Villa made his first competitive appearance since breaking his leg at the end of last year

Barcelona’s Xavi hails timely return of Villa BARCELONA midfielder Xavi hailed the long-awaited return of striker David Villa as the best thing about his side’s seasonopening 5-1 mauling of Real Sociedad. Villa made his first competitive appearance since breaking his leg at the end of last year after replacing Pedro in the 75th minute of Sunday night’s game at the Nou Camp, and the striker enjoyed a dream comeback as he scored within nine minutes of his introduction. Xavi said of the 30-yearold on Canal Plus: “He has suffered a lot, he had a major injury and he is back. The truth is that the best thing of all is the return of ‘Guaje’ Villa.” Pedro echoed those thoughts, saying: “Villa’s

Midfielder celebrates the striker’s return as best part of Real Sociedad mauling return is the best piece of news of the game. He scored a goal and it’s an absolute joy to have him with us.” Villa, who missed Spain’s successful defence of their European Championship title this summer because of his injury, was understandably delighted to be back playing again after eight months out and was keen to thank those who helped make it possible. He said in Sport newspaper: “I’m happy with how

the day went, I’ve taken a very important step forward, it was an intensive 20 minutes. Now I need to continue training. “I’ve spent a lot of time working and I still need to continue working, and enjoying it like I did today. Let’s hope it continues like that.” He added: “You’re fortunate when so many people help you, it’s difficult to thank them all. I want to extend my gratitude to everyone, without them I

would not have managed it.” Barcelona, meanwhile, have completed the 19million euros (£15million) signing of Arsenal midfielder Alex Song. The 24-year-old Cameroon international had passed his medical with the Primera Division outfit yesterday morning with flying colours and thereafter put pen to paper on a five-year contract with Barca later yesterday. New Barca coach Tito Vilanova, who made his competitive debut in the Nou Camp hotseat Sunday night after replacing Pep Guardiola this summer, said of Song: “He’s a player that gives us a bit of height. He’ll surprise us with his skill, he’s a great player.”

Ronaldo is keen to move on from disappointing opener REAL Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was quick to switch his attention to Thursday’s Spanish Supercopa first leg showdown with arch rivals Barcelona after seeing his side held to a disappointing home draw in their opening Primera Division match. Madrid, who ended Barca’s threeyear reign as Spanish champions last season, would have been eager to get their defence off to a winning start and they looked on course to do that after taking a 10th-minute lead against Valencia through Gonzalo Higuain. However, Valencia, who finished third last term behind Madrid and Barca, hit back just before half-time

through Jonas to salvage a 1-1 draw from their trip to the Bernabeu. Ronaldo admitted it was not the ideal start to their campaign, but was keen to look forwards - with a mouthwatering encounter against Barca next on the agenda.

‘NOT THE BEST RESULT’ The Portugal international said on his club’s website: “We played well and created opportunities. We played well in the first half, and better in the second, but it was not to be. “We had chances to score one or two more goals and get the win. This is the first match and it’s not the best result, but we must continue.

“Now we are only thinking about the match against Barcelona. We have a Supercopa match we have to win. We will give our all to win the game there and then win here to lift the cup.” One Madrid player who seems certain to miss the first leg at the Nou Camp is defender Pepe, who spent the night in hospital after suffering a clash of heads with his goalkeeper Iker Casillas which led to him being substituted at half-time against Valencia. According to a Madrid medical statement yesterday morning, Pepe, having undergone a CAT scan, “has remained stable with good level of awareness” and was to undergo further tests yesterday.

Ronaldo (right) admitted the tie with Valencia was not the ideal start to Real’s Primera Division campaign

CYPRUS MAIL Tuesday, August 21, 2012



Kompany: City haven’t lost their team spirit

Hazard is unfazed at being target for rough treatment

But Aguero injury is a concern to Citizens

EDEN Hazard had no fear about becoming a target for English football’s hatchet men following his dream Barclays Premier League debut for Chelsea. Hazard made a stunning start to life in England’s top division on Sunday with two assists in the first seven minutes of the European champions’ 2-0 win at Wigan. The Latics immediately resorted to desperate measures to stop the £32million man, with captain Gary Caldwell booked for a late challenge on him just four minutes later. Caldwell’s team-mates soon followed suit and Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo decided 64 minutes of punishment was enough for his new playmaker before substituting him at the DW Stadium. But Belgium star Hazard shrugged off his treatment afterwards, insisting it was no worse than he had suffered playing for Lille or against Manchester City in last weekend’s Community Shield. “I already had a taste of these kind of tackles in the Community Shield,” he said. “I was kicked quite a bit in the first half against Wigan but, in France, it was already like that for me. “I wasn’t aware I was the most fouled player in the match, I wasn’t counting them. “At the start of the game, you could see the way I play and the most important thing is I’m not injured.” Yet Hazard refused to get carried away with his own contribution, pointing out he did not have the same impact after winning the penalty that put Chelsea 2-0 up. “There are still a lot of things I can do better,” he added. “I lost a lot of balls in the second half, but I contributed what was asked of me. I was asked to be decisive and I was, with the penalty and an assist.” Hazard was nevertheless pleased with how he slotted in alongside Juan Mata, with both playing just off Fernando Torres. “I started as the number 10 and then afterwards with Mata, we tried to interchange positions rather than stay in the same place and I think we worked rather well,” said Hazard, who was withdrawn for fellow big-money new boy Oscar. “Oscar has just arrived and we haven’t had the time to work together. We have only had one training session so far but, little by little, we should get things to where they should be.” Chelsea could yet add Wigan’s victor Moses to their array of attacking talent but Branislav Ivanovic has declared their squad was already strong enough to challenge on all fronts this season.

By Andy Hampson CAPTAIN Vincent Kompany believes Manchester City have proved their champion team spirit remains intact. City needed to come from behind against promoted Southampton to get their Barclays Premier League title defence off to a winning start in their season opener at the Etihad Stadium. The 3-2 success may not have seen City at their most destructive, but Kompany felt it was a performance full of the qualities which yielded a first league title in 44 years. The 26-year-old told City TV: “We have always proved to be very difficult to beat at home. “Maybe we will just get belief out of this. Maybe that is why we always keep coming back and it never seems to be finished. “I don’t even need to say it loudly. Last season proved how crucial it (team spirit) was for us, in the last games. We showed we wanted it as much. “It doesn’t matter if we have our best game or our worst game, we just keep going. “As much as I can say we have a lot to improve on still, I can also say we can really all be happy because of great qualities of character.” City, who were unbeaten at home in the league last season, missed an early penalty, but led at the break through Carlos Tevez. Saints hit back with goals from Rickie Lambert and Steven Davis, but City recovered in the final 18 minutes as Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri struck. Kompany said: “If everything had gone to plan we would have scored two or

City recovered in the final 18 minutes of the clash with Southampton on Sunday, as Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri (above centre) struck for the Manchester side three goals before they even got their first. “We missed a few chances and they used the one opportunity they had very well and the game became very difficult, but I am very happy about the reaction of the team. That is what we needed to see. “Therefore we are very happy with the win and the result. We have to respect Southampton, they played really well. It is a good result for us.” Manager Roberto Mancini agreed his side’s display was more one of character than finesse.

The Italian said: “We can’t always do it like this. When we have a big chance like this, we can’t take risks that might end up with us losing this game. “We played a bad game, we were not a team. We were 10 players that tried to score. “We showed our character, but we didn’t play as a team.” The one major area of concern for City was a knee injury to last season’s top scorer Sergio Aguero. The Argentinian was carried off inside the opening 10 minutes after a clash with Nathaniel Clyne. Aguero, 24, has played down

the seriousness of the problem, but City are still awaiting the results of a scan to determine the full extent of the damage. Kompany said: “Sergio is an outstanding player so if you don’t have him with you then that would be a blow. “But last season we went a huge part of the season without Carlos and we managed to cope. “We hope we don’t have to miss him, but if it does happen we have enough players who can step up to the plate like Edin did by scoring a very important goal.”

Hazard (left) provided two assists in the first seven minutes of the European champions’ 2-0 win at Wigan

Skrtel pens new ‘long-term’ deal with Liverpool Giroud pleads for Arsenal fans’ patience LIVERPOOL defender Martin Skrtel has signed a new “long-term” contract, the club have announced. The move will end speculation over the 27year-old’s future having been linked with clubs such as Manchester City and Fiorentina over the summer. Skrtel has become a vital member of the Reds side since arriving in a £6million deal from Zenit St Petersburg in 2008. The Slovakia international was pictured on the Liverpool website signing the contract with managing director Ian Ayre at the club’s Melwood training ground. Liverpool have given no details of the length of the deal. Skrtel, who was voted the Anfield club’s player of the season in 2011-12, said: “I’m happy because I am a part of one of the biggest clubs in the world. “After last season there was a lot of talk about my future, but I have to say that the

first priority for me was always to sign a new deal with Liverpool. “For me it’s a great thing to play for Liverpool. I am proud to play for Liverpool with these great players - probably some of the best players in the world. “I hope I can create history at this club and that the fans will always remember me that’s my target for the future.” The deal will lift manager Brendan Rodgers after his side slumped to a 3-0 defeat at West Brom in their Barclays Premier League opener on Saturday. It will also ease some uncertainty with Rodgers having also had to contend with speculation over the future of Skrtel’s centre-back partner Daniel Agger. Skrtel, who has made 175 appearances for the Merseysiders, said: “I have been here almost four and a half years ... so there were no questions about whether to stay or to leave.”

OLIVIER Giroud has urged Arsenal fans to show patience as he looks to step out from Robin van Persie’s shadow. Holland forward Van Persie has joined Manchester United in a £24million deal following a public statement earlier in the summer that the former Gunners skipper would not be signing a new deal. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger accepted his side lacked a cutting edge in attack following the goalless draw with Sunderland at Emirates Stadium. Giroud, though, could have made the difference after coming off the bench in the second half - but when the big chance

came as he ghosted into the penalty area with nine minutes left, the French striker rushed his shot and fired wide. However, after his 21 goals helped Montpellier to the Ligue 1 title last season, the 25-year-old is confident things will all soon fall into place with Arsenal. “It was a game ball, but the coach told me that I had not to worry about it,” said Giroud, signed in what was understood to be a £10million deal. “This could have been the dream start, but in Montpellier, I did not score for my first game, so I am not worried. Here, I will have plenty of

chances and I will score.” Giroud added: “Last season was wonderful here for Robin, but before that, he took time to settle. “I am just asking people to be a little patient with me. “I am not here to make people forget Robin, because he has made beautiful things here, but I just want to bring something new.”

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England defeated in spite of heroics World number one status yielded to South Africans By David Clough


ATT Prior’s thrilling last-ditch bid to save the Investec series, and England’s world number one status, ended in a 51-run defeat against South Africa at Lord’s yesterday. Prior (73) produced the most exhilarating of three England 50s but, even after his reprieve on 67 when he was called back from almost the pavilion steps after holing out off a Morne Morkel no-ball, he could not get the hosts over the line. It was nonetheless not until he was ninth out, caught at first slip off Vernon Philander (five for 30) with the second new ball, that England were finally done - bowled out for 294, when last man Steven Finn went to the very next delivery, in pursuit of an improbable 346. It was testament to the never-say-die spirit in Andrew Strauss’ team - minus Kevin Pietersen after he was controversially dropped over the well-chronicled breakdown in his relationship with his employers and captain - that they should dispute the outcome well into the final session, and narrow the margin so admirably against superior opponents. There is, however, no hiding the fact that since famously going to the top of the International Cricket Council rankings for the first time a year ago they have

lost six out of 11 Tests - and won just three. Prior, Jonathan Trott (63) and Jonny Bairstow (54) following up his first-innings 95 and playing here only because of Pietersen’s absence - kept England hopes alive of pulling off a ground and team record fourth-innings chase. It seemed all realistic chance had gone with the mid-afternoon elimination of fifth-wicket pair Trott and Bairstow. But Prior, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann would not go quietly either. The wicketkeeper-batsman, England’s top runscorer from number seven in this threematch series, dug in against his free-flowing instincts in the early stages of his 107ball 50.

UPPED THE ANTE But he upped the ante expertly, with the tail - and as long as he remained, so too did English hope. Bairstow, and then Trott, had gone in the space of nine overs for the addition of only 12 runs - and at 146 for six, England seemed sure to fall well short. But that was reckoning without Broad and Prior, who responded with a stand of 62 until the former went just before tea. Broad strode out with licence to attack, and did so with some adventurous strokeplay - including a six pulled over square-leg off South Africa’s pace spearhead Dale Steyn.

When he mis-hooked a Jacques Kallis bouncer down to long-leg, where Hashim Amla set himself to complete a low catch, it seemed England were surely once and for all running out of batsmen.

FRENETIC ASSAULT Prior and Swann would not hear of that suggestion, launching a calculated yet frenetic assault before the second new ball - which brought 60 runs in seven overs, in their partnership of 74. Sweeps and reverse-sweeps came thick and fast off Tahir, and Swann also dispatched the leg-spinner over wide long-on for six, before failing to make his ground at the non-striker’s end after being called through for a sharp single to short third-man. England had lost Ian Bell, and James Taylor to a calamitous run-out, before lunch. Bell succumbed when Philander (five for 30), also responsible for both wickets last night, had him edging to a juggling Graeme Smith at first slip. Trott registered England’s first boundary, an edge high over the slips off Philander, from the first ball of the 17th over. He was joined by Taylor, who came through the remainder of Philander’s spell unscathed - only to be runout when Trott clipped Steyn to wide long-on and then sent his partner back for an attempted fourth run.

Had Jacques Rudolph clung on to a half-chance, high to his right at third slip off Kallis, Trott would have gone for 33 - and England would have been 57 for five. Instead, Bairstow injected youthful intent as he and Trott took England past lunch. They bagged some boundaries too, Bairstow under way with a rush of four from eight deliveries off Steyn and then taking two from the first two balls he received at the start of Tahir’s spell - clubbing the leg-spinner down the ground and sweeping him fine. Trott had time just before lunch to complete his near three-hour 50 when he nudged Tahir into the offside for a scampered two, and Bairstow passed his halfcentury from only 41 balls clipping Philander fine for his eighth four. England needed much more of the same, though, and did not get it from Bairstow who went fatally back to Tahir and was bowled by a legbreak that kept low. Steyn then returned from the pavilion end and, with his very first delivery, produced a beauty to have Trott very well-caught high to his left at second slip by Kallis. The story of a titanic tussle appeared likely to be done already. That, of course, was far from the case - to the cheers of a partisan and ever-growing crowd. But in the end, they and their team were to be disappointed.

Matt Prior’s thrilling last-ditch bid to save the Investec Series for England was ultimately frustrated by South Africa yesterday at Lord’s cricket ground in London

Federer heads to New York in ominous form

Swiss maestro Roger Federer is headed for the US Open with no evident fitness or confidence problems

WORLD number one Roger Federer heads to the U.S. Open with a sixth tournament win of the year to his name, no evident fitness problems and little sign that his Olympic defeat by Andy Murray has had any adverse effect on his confidence. The Wimbledon champion came to Cincinnati aiming to fine-tunE his game ahead of Flushing Meadows and showed with his classy performances that there is not much to adjust as he looks for a record-extending 18th grand slam. The Swiss did not concede a break of serve in winning the tournament and securing his record fifth title at Cincinnati against the world number two Novak Djokovic 6-0 7-6 on Sunday. “There is no doubt about it, beating Novak in a final

makes it extra special, but then also (it was about) the reaction after losing in the Wimbledon (Olympic) final - to play a great finals after playing a not very good one at the Olympics where I went on to lose nine games in a row,” he said. “I came here and never dropped my serve. That’s the kind of reaction I want to see from myself. I didn’t have a letdown.” Among his rivals world number three Rafa Nadal misses the US Open due to a persistent knee injury and Murray pulled out of last week’s Toronto Masters event with his own knee problem and then was knocked out in the third round in Cincinnati. Djokovic won in Toronto and reached his second final in a fortnight, but his

6-0 hammering in the first set on Sunday will have left something of a scar. Federer, though, looks in perfect condition. He seems fresh and sharp, has all areas of his game in order and is full of confidence. “Even though I reached almost all goals already this year by securing a medal (at the Olympics), winning Wimbledon, and getting back to world number one, it’s important for me to push forward and give myself the best possible preparation for New York,” Federer added. “Then if I can win tournaments, that’s even better. I really didn’t expect it. Same for Novak, I don’t think. We both didn’t expect to play so well right after the Olympics, even though we are world one and two. “I thought it was a great ef-

fort by him and also for me. Obviously, this is a fantastic week.” Half of Federer’s six titles this year have come in the Masters 1000 series with triumphs at Indian Wells and Madrid before Cincinnati. Federer’s record in terms of match wins this year is also impressive - 56 victories and just seven defeats. No wonder then that he has no special plans for this week’s build-up to Flushing Meadows. “I rarely do crazy things before slams,” he said.

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