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Wednesday, August 22, 2012




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Russia warning on Syria action Army kills some 70 people in two-day assault on suburb By Dominic Evans


USSIA warned the West yesterday against unilateral action on Syria, a day after US President Barack Obama threatened “enormous consequences” if his Syrian counterpart used chemical or biological arms or even moved them in a menacing way. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking after meeting China’s top diplomat, said Moscow and Beijing were committed to “the need to strictly adhere to the norms of international law... and not to allow their violation”. The remarks were a reminder of the divisions hampering efforts to end the 17-month old conflict that increasingly sets a mainly Sunni Muslim opposition against President Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite minority. The United Nations says more than 18,000 people have been killed in a war which is affecting neighbouring states. Russia and China have opposed military intervention in Syria throughout the revolt. They have vetoed three UN Security Council resolutions backed by Western and Arab states that would have put more pressure on Damascus

to end the violence. After meeting Lavrov in Moscow, Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil said Obama’s talk of action against Syria was media fodder. He said the West was seeking an excuse to intervene, likening the focus on Syria’s chemical weapons with the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq by US-led forces and the focus on what proved to be groundless suspicions that Saddam Hussein was concealing weapons of mass destruction. “Direct military intervention in Syria is impossible because whoever thinks about it... is heading towards a confrontation wider than Syria’s borders,” he told a news conference. In one of the latest battle zones, troops and tanks overran the Damascus suburb of Mouadamiya yesterday, the second day of an offensive to regain control of the area. Activists said Assad’s forces had killed at least 70 people in Mouadamiya since Monday. They included some two dozen men who had been executed and 16 people killed in a helicopter gunship attack on a funeral for victims of Monday’s violence. “The mourners set off with 19 bodies and came back with


Children cooling off in a fountain in Montpellier, southern France yesterday as the city, in common with much of Europe, swelters under a summer heatwave (AFP)

Imported cod and haddock: demand exceeds UK sea supply By Emily Beament UK fish consumption in 2012 has already matched what its seas can supply for the year, leaving the country reliant on imported cod and haddock for fish and chips, campaigners said yesterday. Annual fish supplies from British seas can only satisfy demand for 233 days, so if the UK were to rely on its own fisheries for the year it would have run out of

stocks by yesterday, a report from the New Economics Foundation (NEF) said. At least one in three fish consumed there is imported from outside the EU, the thinktank said, with the UK reliant on countries such as Iceland, Norway and even China for a large share of traditional British fish, such as cod and haddock. The situation has improved since last year, when the UK effectively ran out of fish more than a month earlier than in

2012, but is largely unchanged over the past decade. Across Europe the situation is even more acute, with EU consumption of fish outstripping the bloc’s annual fish supplies by July 6. Campaigners are calling for ambitious reform of the European Union’s common fisheries policy, which governs the fishing activities of the EU fleet, to ensure fisheries are more sustainably managed to prevent overfishing.

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Home Unions say not consulted on new CY board


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CYPRUS Airways’ biggest union yesterday criticised the fact that it was not consulted on the appointment of two company employees to the board of directors. The eight new members were appointed on Monday. They include a captain and an engineer, who were appointed on condition they give up any union position they held up to that point. SYNYKA welcomed the appointment of the new board, which will be accompanied with much needed cash, but voiced its disagreement over the lack of consultation. “Appointment of the workers without giving SYNYKA – the biggest

Cyprus Airways union – the right to submit its suggestions undermines the institution of workers represented on the boards of semi-government organisations, which was the movement’s fixed position, and we do not agree,” SYNYKA said. The union said the representation must be the result of a democratic process where workers have the first say. SYNYKA will nevertheless work with the new board to secure the viability of the airline. 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 €15 million that is part of a €31 million share capital increase. The rest of the money will be given to the airline when it comes up with

a reliable restructuring plan by October. SYNYKA was not the only union with a gripe over developments in the national carrier. AKEL-affiliated SIDIKEK-PEO, accused the opposition, which has the majority in parliament, of undermining the previous restructuring plan and efforts by the company to find a strategic investor. PEO said the responsibility of how the company ended up was now with the opposition. The union said there was a clear danger that the company would be handed over to private individuals unconditionally, signalling the end of Cyprus Airways. “Unfortunately, this danger is visible since all the signs and those waiting to benefit from such a development are there,” PEO said.

Church feeling the pinch of austerity The matter must be radically dealt with, says Archbishop By George Psyllides THE Church of Cyprus is looking into cutting expenses faced with diminishing revenues because of the recession, it emerged yesterday. Archbishop Chrysostomos said wages will be cut, starting at the top and maybe leaving low-earners untouched. “Revenues are down … and the matter must be radically dealt with because it (recession) will not be over soon,” Chrysostomos told the state broadcaster. “I am afraid it will last a few years.” It would be the second time in a couple of years that the Church puts austerity measures in place. Salary raises and cost of living allowance were cut two years ago for most Church employees but, as with the rest of the economy, things are not getting any better. “The recession continues, expenses are multiplying and revenues are continuously decreasing; we must take decisions,” Chrysostomos said. The Church Holy Synod will convene on September 4 to discuss the matter “and take the necessary decisions for the good of the Church.”

“First my pay will be cut, part of the salaries of metropolitans and bishops, and then we’ll move onto the staff,” the archbishop said. He stressed that lowearners among the clergy will not be affected as many barely make ends meet because they have large families. Reports suggested there will be staggered cuts for those making over €1,500, although the archbishop left open the possibility of the cuts starting at €2,000 plus. Daily Phileleftheros said the Church had its own socalled golden boys, which however were not members of the Holy Synod, who reportedly netted €3,000 a month. Tamassos Metropolitan Isaias rejected there were ‘golden boys’ in the Church. “I find this comment excessive,” he said. “There are people who work more and people who work less. There are people who go home at 2.30pm and people who go home for half an hour (at lunch) and return at 9pm.” Isaias said there were high-earners in the Church but they worked double the time. “These are not golden boys; it’s something else,” he said.

Archbishop says Church revenues are down

Young members of Disapora celebrate ten years SIXTY YOUNG Cypriots from around the world will convene in Nicosia next week from August 28-31 for NEPOMAK’s 6th General Conference to celebrate ten years of continuous service to young Cypriots across the Diaspora. NEPOMAK is the world youth organisation of overseas Cypriots. The official launch of the conference will take place at the Nicosia Hilton on August 28 by President Demetris Christofias. Other speakers at the opening ceremony include Archbishop Chrysostomos II, Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou–Marcoullis, House President Yiannakis Omerou, Cyprus Youth Board Chairman Andreas Vyras and the heads of overseas Cypriots

organisations POMAK President Charis Sophoclides, PSEKA President Philip Christopher and NEPOMAK President Christos Karaolis. Speaking ahead of the conference, Karaolis said: “Over the last ten years I’ve seen NEPOMAK grow to a network of 15,000 young people, run by 150 volunteers around the world. At this conference, as well as celebrating our many achievements, we also have a duty to future generations to continue making our organisation relevant and ensuring its long term success.” For further information visit or email:

CYPRUS MAIL Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Home CYPRUS TODAY Potato wars POTATO growers are due to block the Ayia NapaLarnaca highway at 11am today in protest over competition and health concerns from the north. But the government cannot withdraw the Green Line regulation on trading agricultural goods just because they are unhappy with the competition, Agriculture Minister Sophoclis Aletraris said yesterday. Aletraris said competition from the north had pushed the price of potatoes down to €0.50 per kilo. The 2004 Green Line regulation aims to facilitate trade, excluding animals and animal products, from the north. If there is valid suspicion that products come from Turkey, the government may go to the European Commission with specific information, Aletraris said.

Illegal fishing AGRICULTURE Minister Sophoclis Aletraris and Green Party deputy George Perdikis met yesterday to discuss illegal fishing, including that of shark fishing. Non-profit marine research body, Nireas, was also present. Nireas’ Natassa Ioannou said there were at least a dozen businesses offering tourists shark fishing trips for about €1,000 a pop. Aletraris promised a closer collaboration between stakeholders.

Equipment theft AROUND €90,000 worth of equipment was reported stolen from a boat-making factory in Aradippou on Monday. Police said four generators, four electronic drills, and other items including boat parts, sounders, and wireless radios worth €90,000 in total were reported stolen. Police checked out shops known to sell similar types of equipment as part of their investigation.

Retailers say not too happy with drugs pricing policy They say although minister invited them to talk, he had already anounced decision By Poly Pantelides HEALTH Minister Stavros Malas yesterday dismissed criticism from the head of the pharmaceutical companies’ association (CAPC) who took issue with the announcement of a new pricing policy for medicines. “What annoyed us was the fact that even though the health minister invited us on Friday morning to express our views, an hour earlier he had already taken decisions that he published and an hour later we all sat down round a table to discuss proposals and solutions on drugs’ pricing,” CAPC head Avgoustinos Potamitis said. Malas announced on Friday

Malas said in June that the high number of pharmacies in Cyprus ‘distorts’ the market that a new pricing policy - expected to be fully implemented by the end of November – could lead to price reductions between 15 and 50 per cent. Potamitis said that prices could drop by 10 to 12 per cent by the end of the year, citing the need to exhaust stock and relay changes to factories. Malas said companies were aware of the ministry’s plan and were asked in July to offer

their suggestions. “There are drug retailers who did not respond to the ministry’s request. We gave them more than one deadline and we think there should be no more delays,” Malas said. “We cannot procrastinate and use excuses as a pretext to buy time.” A point of difference between the two sides is Malas’ announcement that prices for

medicines sold for €10 or less would be untouched. Potamitis asked for a higher cut-off point of €15. Potamitis said they did not disagree with changes in pricing policy in general, but added that “any changes in those drug prices means their exit from the Cyprus market”. This is because medicine manufacturers usually will not make a drug if they can-

not meet a 10 per cent profit margin on the wholesale price set by the government. In 2005 when prices plunged, many importers and retailers stopped selling the cheaper products with the pharmacists’ association claiming that two-thirds of previously available medicines were no longer sold. Malas said they were bearing in mind companies’ profit margin under the new policy. Consumers in Cyprus pay the second most expensive medicines in the EU. This emerged in June in a leaked report. The reason prices were so high, according to Malas at the time, was due to a plethora of of private pharmacies whose profit margin – at 37 per cent of wholesale price - is the second highest in the EU. Cyprus has the second-highest ratio of pharmacies to customers in the bloc, creating a distortion in the market. There are 468 private pharmacies catering to a 20 to 25 per cent of the population, given that the rest use state services. This places the upper limit of the market size at 210,000 and the lower limit at less than 170,000 people. Wholesale prices are set on four-year cycles, based on the average wholesale price of four EU member states. Decisions on how the system will be revised are expected by the beginning of September, which Malas said gives sufficient warning to pharmacies and companies to sell stocks bought at a higher time.

Law proposal aims to banish ‘frivolous’ election candidates LAWMAKERS are planning to revive a proposal intended to put an end to frivolous candidacies for the presidential elections. As the law stands, a person may submit a candidacy for the Presidency if he or she is endorsed by one person and backed by eight more individuals. The participation fee is currently just €1,700. Now, under a legislative proposal - first drafted three years ago by EDEK MP Fidias Sarikas candidates would have to be endorsed by at least 1,000 people or by a parliamentary party. The pro-

posal also provides for a considerable increase in the participation fee. Though some may call the move elitist, Sarikas says its purpose is to weed out cheap publicity seekers and thus render the whole procedure more commensurate with the “seriousness” of the occasion. Another reason cited are the greater administrative costs arising from a large number of candidates, some of whom secure only hundreds or dozens of votes. A total of nine candidates were approved to participate in the 2008 general elections. Six of

them did not have the backing of a parliamentary party. Candidates for election must be citizens of the Republic of Cyprus and over 35 years of age. Parliament is expected to take another look at the legislative proposal when it reconvenes after the summer recess. Sarikas said that, ideally, legislators would like to amend the law before the upcoming elections in February next year. Commenting on this, Interior Minister Eleni Mavrou said she would be favourably inclined toward amending the law provided parliament brings the bill forward as soon as possible.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL



Warden and prisoner to be charged in convict rape case By Poly Pantelides POLICE are due to charge a central prison warden and a convict in relation to the alleged rape of a 19-year-old prisoner in December, police spokesman Andreas Angelides said yesterday. The police – based on instructions by the state’s legal services - are planning to charge the convict with rape and the warden with neglecting his official duty, Angelides said. The imminent charges relate to rape al-

Results of the genetic analyses from Bosnia lab expected soon THE REPRESENTATIVE of the Greek Cypriot side at the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) Aristos Aristotelous has said that the results from the genetic analyses of the 281 skeleton samples that have been sent to the ICMP genetic laboratory in Bosnia, in the framework of the implementation of the CMP project on the exhumation, identification and return of remains of missing persons will be ready within a few weeks. These skeleton samples are estimated to concern 60-70 persons. In statements at CNA, Aristotelous said that he and the Turkish Cypriot representative at the CMP Gülden Plümer Küçük meet regularly, despite the recent resignation of UN appointed member to the CMP (Third Member) Christophe Girod, at the presence of an official from the Third Member’s Office in Cyprus. He said that they mainly discuss issues relating to how things are organized in view of the current transitional period for the project. “One of the most important issues that we have been dealing with is to get prepared to receive the first results from the skeleton samples that have been sent to Sarajevo, Bosnia, for genetic analysis, so that the processes for the identification move on in Cyprus,” he added. Aristotelous underlined that “this is a crucial phase, since we are now at a transitional period, the way things are functioning has changed and we want to make sure that the work is being done effectively, o as to have results the soonest possible in the future.”

legations that came to the fore in March when the ombudswoman’s office was asked to investigate the allegation. A 19-year-old doing time for burglaries claimed that he was raped when he was locked in his cell with a 50-year-old convicted sexual offender against normal procedure, which is to keep prisoners under the age of 21 in a separate wing. Ombudswoman Eliza Savvidou entered central prison in early March to investigate, taking statements from wardens and prisoners, even though deputy central prison governor Giorgos Tryfonides said that the rape allegation had already

been investigated by prison authorities and nothing had come up. A couple of days earlier, Tryfonides said he was terminating cooperation with Savvidou’s office because he took issue with a critical report on the central prison, which he said was drafted without considering the administration’s views. Savvidou and her officers took statements from prisoners and officers in relation to the rape allegation talking of authorities’ “unjustifiable unacceptable negligence”. The youth said in a written statement that before the 50-year-old joined him in

his cell he had seen the man talking to the warden on duty. Following Savvidou’s report in March, justice minister Loucas Louca ordered a criminal and disciplinary investigation and later in the same month the police handed their report to the Attorney–general, Petros Clerides who recently recommended the police proceed with criminal prosecution. To date, no one has been disciplined in relation to the alleged incident. The 19-year-old was released shortly afterwards, following a presidential pardon granted on Clerides’ recommendation.

‘This mockery has gone on far too long’ Taxi drivers on the warpath over too many licences and not enough business By Stefanos Evripidou TAXI DRIVERS will meet with Communications Minister Efthymios Flourentzos tomorrow to discuss a host of long-standing problems facing the sector. Taxi drivers want to see the government take measures to deal with the overcrowded sector that has around 2,000 drivers around the island all competing for a slice of an ever-shrinking pie. Akis Demosthenous, head of the Nicosia urban taxi drivers’ association, said taxi drivers sent Flourentzos a letter listing their demands on April 5, 2012, noting that it took five months for the minister to invite them to discuss their problems. According to Demosthenous, the taxi drivers are waiting to see the results of tomorrow’s meeting, before deciding any measures: “If the meeting doesn’t go well, we will announce dynamic measures because this mockery has gone on for too long.” Speaking to the Cyprus Mail, the Nicosia association


head explained that some time ago, taxi licences were a dime a dozen, and issued extremely cheaply. Now, taxi drivers are holding on to the licences as their “retirement plan” to sell off to newcomers to the already overcrowded sector. The association is suggesting the government prepares a scheme where it buys licences off holders to reduce the number of taxi drivers on the roads. Then it can charge more for new licences, while regulating the sector to make it harder to enter. One suggestion is to request all drivers take seminars on the island’s cultural heritage. “With the economic crisis, we’ve seen a 65-70 per cent drop in business, but the number of people working as taxi drivers has increased. Everyone who lost their job becomes a taxi driver,” said Demosthenous. He called on the government to clamp down on unlicensed drivers moonlighting as taxi drivers, noting that legit taxi drivers had to pay social insurance, VAT and special taxi insurance. Regarding efforts to expand the bus network

on the island, Demosthenous called for more reasonable bus ticket prices to be set, giving taxi drivers a chance to pick up business at least from those who would rather share a taxi than get on a bus. Other demands sent to the minister include a reduction in fuel tax, regulation of minibuses who are providing “unfair competition” due to the absence of taxi metres and the creation of specific areas for taxi stands in the cities. Demosthenous also bemoaned the fact that taxi drivers were promised a huge boost in business during Cyprus’ EU presidency, and yet have seen virtually no use of taxis for the purposes of transporting EU delegates from their hotels to conferences. “They said there’ll be so much business we won’t be able to keep up. They even gave us posters to stick in our taxis. Some drivers even bought new cars for the presidency. In the end, there was nothing,” he said. The road transport department did not wish to comment ahead of the meeting.

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Noble to start second round of gas drilling

CYPRUS TODAY Building evacuated over fire THE FIRE Service rushed to evacuate a building in the Makenzie area of Larnaca in the early hours of yesterday morning after a fire broke out in the basement where the electricity meter is kept. Police were informed of the fire at the three-storey apartment building at around 1.30am. The Fire Service rushed to the scene where they called on the tenants, and residents of nearby buildings to leave the area due to the dense smoke from the basement. Two women who were trapped in their apartments were freed by firefighters while four others were helped to escape down the smoke-filled stairwell using breathing apparatus. Firefighters were able to put out the fire in a short time, without it spreading beyond the basement. Five people suffering mild respiratory problems were given first aid treatment by nurses who accompanied ambulances sent from Larnaca hospital. Larnaca district fire chief Michalis Theofilou said the apparent cause of the fire was a short circuit in the room containing the electricity authority’s meters. The room was completely destroyed by the fire. There was no estimation of the cost of the damage as of yesterday.

US firm calls for tenders for certain equipment By Elias Hazou TEXAS-BASED Noble Energy will apparently commence appraisal drilling within its Block 12 concession sometime between this October and March next year. In the government gazette edition of August 17, the US firm invited bids for two separate contracts which, taken jointly, suggest that it is pressing forward with the natural gas field – approximately nine months after it announced a significant find there. One of the tenders calls for “bit and hole opener services” – industry jargon for the equipment used to drill undersea wells. According to the information published in the gazette, “the contractor must have the ability to provide bits and undertake hole opening operations onboard the Ensco 5006 in Cyprus during the 4th quarter of 2012 and/or the 1st quarter of 2013…” The ‘Ensco 5006’ (formerly the ‘Pride North America’) is a semi-submersible rig. Noble’s own ‘Homer Ferrington’ rig – which last year drilled the so-called ‘Aphrodite’ well – is currently engaged in Israeli gas fields. The contract says the drilling services are to be used “for one or two wells in Block 12.” The second tender invites bids for “subsea test tree services in support of drilling operations in Block 12…for one firm deepwater well.” In petroleum and natural gas extraction, a subsea tree, also known as a “Christmas tree”, is an assembly of valves, spools, and fittings used for an oil well, gas well, water injection well, water disposal well, gas injection well, condensate well and other types

Warrants issued for burglary suspects ARREST warrants were due to be issued for two men and two women found in a car in Protaras yesterday that has been linked with a burglary in Nicosia. Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said two men, aged 27 and 29, and two women, aged 21 and 22, all holders of Greek passports or IDs, were detained after being found in a car stopped by police in Protaras. The car was last seen parked outside an apartment block where €1,800 worth of jewellery was stolen in Palouriotissa last month. Police have been looking for the owner of the car since July 31, when a witness said they saw two people coming out of the flat and into the car. The owner was not among the four detained yesterday. Angelides said the four will be questioned about the Palouriotissa robbery and other similar cases in Nicosia. The four claim the car was lent to them by the owner.

Remand for man accused of incest Part of the Homer Ferrington rig used for the first round of drilling in Block 12 of wells. It was named for its crude resemblance to a decorated tree. Placed on top of a well, the assembly is used to take readings for temperature, pressure, flow and composition of the gas, and to test for leaks. This data then helps oil companies make a more accurate estimate for a gas find (volume and quality) and helps calculate how long it will take to extract the gas, thus giving an indication of the financial cost. “This is all part of the appraisal process which serves to remove any uncertainties over a gas prospect,” explained Constantinos Hadjistassou, an energy researcher with the University of Cy-

prus. “It looks like Noble is proceeding assertively with the find,” he added. Information from appraisal drilling will be used when the company carries out a feasibility study to figure out how much actual extraction and production would cost – and how long it would take. Subsea testing costs around US$350 million. Analysts say the total tab for developing the Block 12 prospect – including all the facilities for subsea testing as well as the pipelines – could come to US$3.5 billion. In December of last year Noble confirmed the discovery of a substantial gas reservoir in Block 12 in Cyprus’s offshore Exclusive Economic Zone, with reserves estimat-

ed to be between 5 and 8 trillion cubic feet (tcf), with a gross mean of 7 tcf. Noble is a 70 per cent stakeholder in Block 12 and acts as operator with Israeli Delek drilling and Avner Oil Exploration holding a 15 per cent stake each.

A 46-YEAR-OLD father was yesterday remanded in custody for six days by the Larnaca District Court in connection with charges of sexual abuse, indecent assault and exercising violence while under the influence of alcohol against his 15-year-old daughter. The alleged crime took place at 7am last Saturday at the family flat in Larnaca. The teenager was examined by a state gynaecologist who found bruising on her body. She is due to be examined by a state pathologist while the 46-yearold is being held for further questioning. The man denies any involvement in the case. Larnaca CID is investigating.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL



British High Commission supports Cypriot Paralympic team A CHEQUE for €4,200 has been presented to the Cyprus Paralympic Committee by British High Commissioner, Matthew Kidd, during a farewell reception for Cyprus’ Paralympic team at Olympic House. Speaking at the event, the High Commissioner took the opportunity to congratulate Pavlos Kontides for securing Cyprus’s first ever Olympic medal – the silver - and he spoke of the success of London 2012 where over 200,000 visitors from around the world attended the Olympic park in Stratford every day to see sport

at its best: with action-packed events, roaring crowds and heroic achievements. But, he said, the second biggest sporting event in the world is about to begin on August 29, and it would be returning to the country where it first began. The High Commissioner added: “Sixty four years ago, when the first disability games were held at Stoke Mandeville, just 16 men took part. This year, more than 4,000 athletes from 150 nations will compete across 471 events – including those here today, one or two who are already Paralympic medallists.

“But in many ways it is a Games that has already begun. When the flame was lit in Olympia in May, it not only signalled the start of the Olympics but also the ideals of the Olympics. And it is no coincidence that both the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Paralympics were planned and delivered as one. Both given equal priority and attention. And as one, the Olympic Games and the Paralympics will create a powerful legacy for the future generations. A foundation for real change. Making sure that London 2012 is remembered

Sheep farmers to picket the palace ‘Grain prices are too high, and subsidies not paid’ By Stefanos Evripidou GOAT AND sheep farmers from all districts will descend upon the presidential palace tomorrow to demand state support to cope with rising prices of animal feed and the full amount of subsidies owed them. Head of the Paphos goat and sheep farmers association Evagoras Chrysanthou said yesterday: “We demand the immediate payment of the ‘per animal’ subsidy in its entirety and not the 50 per cent decided last week by cabinet.” The cabinet agreed on August 13 to pay at least 50 per cent of the €12m subsidy earmarked for farmers, distributed depending on the number of animals maintained by each farming unit. The goat and sheep farmers are calling for the full payment, not half, to be made immediately. Chrysanthou further called for state support to deal with rising costs and falling revenues. He noted that in the last eight years, farmers have seen a 370 per cent increase in the price of animal feed alone, let alone a surge in fuel and electricity costs. Sheep and goats milk is sold at “ridiculous prices” while their meat is bought at very low prices, said Chrysanthou.

for the difference it has made and showing us yet again that harnessing the skills and potential of every part of society benefits us all”. Kidd handed the cheque to Savvas Millios, from the Cyprus National Paralympic Committee, on behalf of the British High Commission who, with the help of the Red Cross, UK/ Cyprus Business Association and the Nicosia Cycling Association, helped raise funds for the Cypriot Paralympic team go for gold in London, and to also help those with disabilities right across Cyprus.

CYPRUS TODAY London Cypriot victim of Thai blaze A 24-YEAR-OLD Maronite Cypriot from north London was one of four people killed in a nightclub blaze in Thailand last Friday. The fire started at around 4am in the tourist resort island of Phuket, killing four people, believed to be Michael Pio Tzouvanni, two Thai women and a Frenchman while at least 11 people were injured. Tzouvanni had gone to the Tiger disco with two friends in the early hours of Friday but the group split up before the fire broke out. After his disappearance on Friday, the 24-year-old’s brother Joseph Tzouvanni travelled to Thailand from the UK at the weekend where he made an emotional appeal on Thai television, saying that his brother had called a friend from the venue saying, “there is a fire in this club”. He told English-language newspaper the Phuket News that his construction developer brother had been on the island for 10 days and had extended his stay by another four as he was enjoying himself so much. Thai police later confirmed that Tzouvanni died from smoke inhalation. Officials said the fire could have been caused by lightning striking a transformer.

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Goat and sheep farmers on the streets during a previous demonstration The protest will begin tomorrow midday outside the presidential palace. “Despite the assurances and promises received about measures to support our industry, nothing has been done. We will stay outside the presidential palace until the government satisfies are two demands,” he said. The association head argued that if things continue as they are, by the end of the month, sheep and goats’ milk will likely disappear from the market with whatever consequences that will have on halloumi production, he warned. The farmers will pursue dynamic measures because “we cannot continue like this, we can’t make ends meet,” said Chrysanthou. Agriculture Minister Sophoclis Aletraris yesterday responded to the news de-

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scribing the planned protest as “totally unnecessary”. Aletraris accused the farmers’ associations of “ignoring the fact that we are currently in the midst of a major economic crisis”. He noted that the state has the capacity at this point to pay around €7.5m to sheep, goat and cow farmers, which comes to around half of the subsidy earmarked for the industry. The minister argued that the majority of the sheep and goat farmers associations accept this and were “very satisfied” with other measures being taken by the state to support them. “Everyone knows that to support the industry, the government has promoted the adoption of a degree fixing the quantities of sheep and goat milk and cow milk for the production of halloumi,” said Aletraris, adding that the decree

will be published in the official gazette in time for it to come into effect as of September 1. The minister acknowledged however the “tremendous increase” of global animal feed prices as a result of reduced production in the US and Russia following drought. “It is true, our livestock farmers are going through difficult times,” he said. As a result, the ministry will raise the issue, along with other member states, at the next EU Council of Agriculture Ministers on September 24 and 25, to encourage the European Commission to examine the situation and see how to provide support to farmers. “We consider therefore that the planned gathering outside the presidential palace to be totally unnecessary,” said Aletraris.

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THE HEAD of the Turkish Cypriot tourist guides’ union Ibrahim Altiner highlighted that 70,000 tourists crossed to the north from the government-controlled areas in the last year and a half. According to yesterday’s Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris, Altiner said during the first six months of 2012, a total of 828 buses carrying 27,412 tourists crossed through the Ayios Dhometios checkpoint to the north while, in 2011, 1,409 buses carrying 43,000 tourists crossed to the occupied areas. Altiner highlighted the problems faced by Turkish Cypriot tour guides as a result of Greek Cypriot tour guides organising tours to the north. He called on the ‘authorities’ in the breakaway regime to demand that Greek Cypriot tour guides be accompanied by Turkish Cypriot guides. He also demanded that Greek Cypriot tour guides operating tours north of the island become members of the ‘Cyprus Turkish Tour Guides Union’ or else not be allowed to work as guides in the north.

Ban on heavy vehicles parking near port POLICE will be patrolling Limassol’s port area in an attempt to stop heavy vehicles from parking in the area, an announcement said yesterday. Vehicles weighing four tonnes or more are not allowed to drive through or park in the main arteries leading to the port including Serifos Street and most of Voukouresti Street. “Some drivers do not understand the road safety risks they create and continue breaking regulations,” the police said. Heavy-vehicle drivers can use the Kathetos road running perpendicular to the port on its west and connecting it with the city’s industrial zone via the Franklin Roosevelt roundabout, police said. The announcement comes after a meeting with the municipal council and Mayor Andreas Christou to evaluate the situation.

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Virgin to compete with BA on some domestic routes

Galloway attacked over rape comments

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Party leader calls them ‘disappointing and wrong’ By Gavin Cordon RESPECT MP George Galloway was attacked by the leader of his own party yesterday over his controversial claim that a rape allegation against WikiLeaks campaigner Julian Assange amounted to no more than bad “sexual etiquette”. Salma Yaqoob described Galloway’s comments, made in a video podcast, as “deeply disappointing and wrong”. In a posting on her own website, she said the “political issues” surrounding Assange’s case should not be used to diminish the seriousness of the accusations against him. “Let me be clear, as a politician and as a woman, Rape occurs when a woman has not consented to sex. George Galloway’s comments on what constitutes rape are deeply disappointing and wrong,” he said. “There are many political issues entwined in the case of Julian Assange. These issues cannot be used to diminish in any way the seriousness of any allegations against him. “Any individual accused of a crime, sexual or otherwise, is innocent until proven guilty. By the same token, any individual who believes themselves to be a victim has a right to have their grievances heard in a fair manner and not have their allegations belittled or dismissed. “This is the cornerstone of

justice.” The furious row in the ranks of the small, left-wing party erupted as Galloway faced an angry backlash from women’s groups, who said such attitudes deterred victims from reporting sexual assaults. Earlier, the MP strongly defended his claim that the allegations made against Assange by two women in Sweden did not constitute rape, even if they were proved to be true. In a statement, he said he did not believe the authorities in Britain would have sanctioned a prosecution against Assange and the allegations had “all the hallmarks of a set-up”. “No never means yes and non-consensual sex is rape. There’s no doubt about it and that has always been my position. But if my remarks on the podcast need clarification I am happy to do that,” he said. “Julian Assange, let’s be clear, has always denied the allegations. And this has all the hallmarks of a set-up. “I don’t believe, from what we know, that the Director of Public Prosecutions would sanction a prosecution in Britain. What occurred is not rape as most people understand it. And it’s important to note that the two women involved did not initially claim it.” Assange is holed up the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning about the rape allegations.

Olympic hero Jessica Ennis is being immortalised on the cover of The Beano as ‘Ennis the Menace’. The heptathlon gold medal winner is the star of a special edition of the comic celebrating the success of British athletes at London 2012. She is featured taking part in the Menace Heptathlon. Although Ennis the Menace is the only new character in the comic based on Team GB athletes, a number of other medalists are mentioned, including Sir Chris Hoy, Andy Murray and the Brownlee brothers

UK websites hit in Assange protest COMPUTER hacking collective Anonymous claims it has attacked a number of UK government websites in protest over the Julian Assange case. Websites including that of the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice were affected by the group. A Ministry of Justice spokeswoman said: “The Ministry of Justice website was the subject of an online attack. “This is a public information website and no sensitive data is held on it. No other Ministry of Justice systems have been affected.” A spokeswoman for the Home Office denied its website was “hacked”, but added: “It was targeted by protesters on Monday night but only experienced very minor interruption to the service.

VIRGIN Atlantic will go head to head with rival British Airways (BA) on routes between London and Manchester next year after unveiling plans to make its first foray into the domestic short-haul market. The airline, founded by serial entrepreneur Richard Branson in 1984, announced plans to operate three daily return flights from London’s Heathrow to Manchester airport in northwest England from March 2013, providing competition to BA’s shorthaul service. Virgin Atlantic claims that BA, part of IAG, operates a monopoly on the Heathrow to Manchester route after its takeover of UK carrier bmi this year. “The airline believes competition on this route has been neglected in the remedy process and aims to provide choice for the 650,000 passengers who travel between the two cities,” Virgin Atlantic Chief Executive Steve Ridgway said. The new route will be Virgin’s first move into domestic flights and will feed its long-

haul services from Heathrow. It also plans to launch flights between London and Scotland in the future. Ridgway added that about two thirds of people who fly from Manchester to London then connect to another long-haul flight; a market Virgin Atlantic wants a share of. BA operates 17 return flights between London and Manchester, 13 of which are from Heathrow. “We are pleased to see Virgin Atlantic increasing their presence in Manchester and to see competition returning on the London route,” said Ken O’Toole, Manchester Airports Group’s chief commercial officer. Rivalry between Virgin Atlantic, which is part-owned by Singapore Airlines, and BA dates back more than 20 years to the so-called “dirty tricks” affair, when Virgin accused BA of conducting a smear campaign. That ended with BA being forced to make a public apology and pay damages to Branson and Virgin. There have since been price wars, allegations of price-fixing and public rows over the size of passenger beds.

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Unique new rat species discovered in Indonesia By John von Radowitz A SPECIES of rat has been discovered that cannot gnaw or chew and represents a new step in rodent evolution. The shrew-like animal, Paucidentomys vermidax, has fang-like upper incisors which are useless for gnawing and no back teeth. It lives exclusively on earthworms. P. vermidax was found in remote rainforest on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. It shares some characteristic

with insectivorous shrew rats from the Philippines but has taken an evolutionary step further by completely dispensing with chewing molars. Dr Kevin Rowe, from Museum Victoria in Australia, a member of the discovery team, said: “There are more than 2,200 rodent species in the world and until this discovery all had molars in the back of their mouth and incisors at the front. “This is an example of how species, when faced with a new ecological opportunity, in this case

an abundance of earthworms, can evolve the loss of traits that were wildly successful in previous circumstances.” P. vermidax was described yesterday in the latest issue of the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. The creature has a rat-like tail but a long, thin nose similar to a shrew’s. Its only teeth are its incisors, which in the upper jaw end in twin points. The Latin derived genus name Paucidentomys means “fewtoothed mouse” and the species

name vermidax means “devourer of worms”. Dr Rowe said the find was a reminder that wild habitats can still harbour undiscovered species. He added: “In the mountains of Sulawesi, where we discovered Paucidentomys, healthy forests still nurture rare and remarkable species, however, they are isolated patches imperilled by expanding logging, mining, plantations and other human activities.”

Right: the toothless rat Paucidentomys vermidax

Iran unveils new missile, starts air defence site

Western backed Ethiopia PM dies

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IRAN yesterday unveiled what it said was an upgraded short-range missile and said it would build a new air defence site, in what appeared to be an attempt to show its readiness against any Israeli attack. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi attended a ceremony at which officials unveiled the fourth-generation Fateh 110 short-range missile, with a range of about 300km, and other upgraded hardware. Ahmadinejad said Iran’s military upgrades were purely for defensive purposes and should not be taken as a threat, but said they would dissuade world powers from imposing their will on Iran. “Defensive advances are meant to defend human integrity, and are not meant to be offensive moves toward others,” Ahmadinejad said, according to Mehr news agency. “I have no doubt that our defensive capabilities can stand up to bullying and put a halt to their plans.” Separately, Iran announced the start of construction on an air defence site, to be built in the south of the country about 210km from its uranium enrichment facility in Isfahan, officials said. The 200-hectare air defence installation in the Abadeh area would be the largest in that part of the country and will be built by Khatam alAnbia, the engineering arm of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and will eventually employ 6,000 people, Fars reported. “If (the enemy) ever has the intent of attacking this soil, we will make the Persian Gulf their grave,” Abadeh’s governor, Mohammad Javad Askari, was quoted as saying at a ceremony marking the start of construction at the site. Israel, believed to be the only atomic power in the Middle East, views Iran’s nuclear programme as an existential threat, citing Iranian threats to destroy the Jewish state. There has been an upsurge in rhetoric from Israeli politicians this month suggesting Israel might attack Iran’s nuclear facilities ahead of the US presidential election in November.

European favour: former Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi

ETHIOPIAN Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, regarded by the West as a bulwark against Islamic militancy, died overnight Monday in a Brussels hospital after a long battle with illness. Speculation that Meles, 57, an ally of Washington who twice sent troops into neighbouring Somalia to help crush rebellions, was seriously ill had grown after he failed to attend an African Union summit last month. Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will be sworn in as acting prime minister by parliament and the ruling party will meet to choose a successor but no date has been set. “The death of Prime Minister Meles has robbed Africa of one of its greatest sons,” the African Union, which is headquartered in Addis Ababa, said. Bereket Simon, Meles’ right-hand-man and government spokesman, said the leader had been ill for a year and had passed away around midnight after he was suddenly rushed to intensive care. Meles seized power in 1991 from Mengistu Haile Mariam’s military junta and went on to become a towering political figure on the continent who was widely credited for steering one of the world’s poorest countries to fast economic growth. Rights groups criticised him for cracking down hard on dissent but the West generally turned a blind eye to

the repression, reluctant to pick a fight with a partner in the fight against al Qaedalinked groups in Africa. British Prime Minister David Cameron said Meles was an “inspirational spokesman for Africa”. Cafes around Addis Ababa’s affluent Bole Tele district were packed with people glued to television sets after a special news broadcast announced Meles’ death. The secretive government did not reveal where he was being treated or the nature of his illness but a European Union source said he died in Brussels where he had been a patient at the Saint-Luc University Hospital.

STABLE A cortege accompanied by police riders left a hotel next to the hospital, and took a casket, believed to hold Meles’ body, to a private airstrip near the city’s main airport. Belgian military officials and police were at the airport as the casket was loaded onto an Ethiopian Airlines jet. Somalia’s al Shabaab militants, who encountered Ethiopian troops twice under Meles’ tenure, once in 2006-2009 and again from December 2011, hailed the former leader’s death. “He led the African leaders who had fingers in Somalia for two decades, but all in vain,” said spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage. Bereket said Africa’s second most populous nation was stable and would continue on the path charted by

Meles. The ruling party, Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, will select his permanent successor. Negasso Gidada, a former president during Meles’ tenure and now chairman of the opposition Unity for Democracy and Justice, said he hoped the transition of power would be peaceful. “We urge the EPRDF to change for the good the political, democratic and human rights situation in the country,” he said. David Shinn, a former US ambassador to Ethiopia, said he expected many of Meles’ defence policies to remain the same. “For internal security reasons, there will be a continuing focus on Somalia and I do not foresee any significant change towards Eritrea,” said Shinn, referring to Ethiopia’s arch-foe with whom it fought a decade-long border war. Meles presided over a sevenyear run of double digit economic growth, advocating a mix of heavy state spending and private investment. He was widely applauded for ploughing money into infrastructure but criticised by some for selling off swathes of land to foreigners. Many Ethiopians complain that his close business ties with China did not translate into more jobs. International rights groups criticised Meles’ handling of dissent. He rounded up numerous opposition leaders after the disputed 2005 polls and several opponents and journalists have been arrested under a 2009 antiterrorism law.

Americans waste, throw nearly half their food Arctic sea ice to hit record low AMERICANS throw away nearly half their food every year, waste worth roughly $165 billion annually, according to a study released yesterday. “As a country, we’re essentially tossing every other piece of food that crosses our path. That’s money and precious resources down the drain,” said Dana Gunders, a scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s food and agriculture programme. The NRDC report said Americans discard 40 per cent of the food supply every year, and the average American family of four ends up throwing away an equivalent of up to $2,275 annually in food. Just a 15 per cent reduction in losses in the US food supply would save enough to feed 25 million Americans annually. It also would

lighten the burden on landfills, where food waste makes up the largest component of solid waste, according to the NRDC, a nonprofit environmental organisation. Particularly worrisome, the organisation said, was evidence that there has been a 50 per cent jump in US food waste since the 1970s. Unsold fruits and vegetables in grocery stores account for a big part of the wasted food. But consumers and restaurants are also to blame, preparing large portions that result in leftovers that often go uneaten. The NRDC said it is asking for the US government to study losses in the food system and set goals for waste reduction. “No matter how sustainably our food is farmed, if it’s not being eaten, it is not a good use of resources,” said Gunders.

SEA ICE in the Arctic Ocean is likely to shrink to a record small size sometime next week, and then keep on melting, a scientist at the US National Snow and Ice Data Center has said. “A new daily record... would be likely by the end of August,” said Ted Scambos, lead scientist at the data centre, which monitors ice in the Arctic and elsewhere. “Chances are it will cross the previous record while we’re still in sea ice retreat.” As parts of the Arctic melted, 2012 also set records for heat and drought in much of the Northern Hemisphere temperate zone, especially the continental United States. This summer could see the ice retreat to less than four million square km, an unprecedented low, Scambos said. The previous record was set in 2007, when Arctic ice cover shrank to 4.28 million square km, 23 per cent below the earlier record set in 2005 and 39 per cent below the long-term average from 1979 to 2000.

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World WORLD TODAY US aircraft hit by rockets INSURGENTS fired two rockets at the main NATO airbase in Afghanistan, damaging an aircraft used by US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Martin Dempsey, a NATO spokesman said yesterday. The general was not on board at the time. Dempsey arrived in the country on Monday in a C-17 transport aircraft which was parked at Bagram Airbase, north of Kabul, when two rockets landed near the apron late on Monday night, slightly wounding two ground staff. “He was nowhere near the aircraft. We think it was a lucky shot,” NATO senior spokesman Colonel Thomas Collins said. The aircraft was only being used temporarily by Dempsey and his staff. Shrapnel from the rockets also damaged a nearby helicopter.

Woman kills man with bra A WOMAN has strangled her elderly neighbour with her bra, Russian investigators said yesterday. The 26-year-old has been charged with murder. Investigators said the woman was drunk when she and her boyfriend asked their 65-year-old neighbour for money to buy drinks. When he refused to lend them any cash, the woman punched him in the face and tried to strangle him with her hands, before taking off her bra and strangling him with it.

Russia warning over Syria Red line for America is if chemical weapons moved continued from page one 35,” Hayat, one of the activists said from the suburb. The United States and its allies have shown little appetite for intervention to halt the bloodshed along the lines of last year’s NATO campaign that helped topple Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. But Obama used some of his strongest language yet on Monday to warn Assad not to use unconventional weapons. “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is (if) we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilised,” he said. “That would change my calculus.” Syria last month acknowledged for the first time that it had chemical or biological weapons and said it could use them if foreign countries

A member of the Free Syrian Army reacts after incoming fire hits near to his position in Aleppo yesterday (AFP) attacked it. “We cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people,” Obama said, perhaps referring to Lebanon’s Shi’ite Hezbollah group, an Iranian-

Four dead in Lebanon clashes FOUR people were killed and more than 60 wounded in clashes between Sunni Muslims and Alawites in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli as the war in neighbouring Syria inflamed tensions there again, security and medical sources said yesterday. Gunmen in the Sunni district of Bab al-Tabbaneh and their Alawite rivals in Jebel Mohsen exchanged gun and grenade fire in sporadic fighting overnight and into the day, despite action by Lebanese troops deployed in the port city, residents said. Two of the dead men were identified as residents of Jebel Mohsen, a hill inhabited mainly by Alawites which overlooks the predominantly Sunni area below, where two other people were killed, medical sources said. The army said five soldiers were wounded on Monday evening and that another five, including an officer, were injured yesterday by a hand grenade lobbed at an army base.

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backed ally of Assad, or to Islamist militants. The US-based Global Security website says there are four suspected chemical weapons sites in Syria producing the nerve agents VX, sarin and tabun. It does not

cite its sources. Israel, still formally at war with Syria, has also debated whether to attack the unconventional arms sites which it views as the gravest peril from the conflict next door. Obama has been reluctant

to embroil the United States in another war in the Middle East and refuses to arm Syrian rebels, partly for fear that some of those fighting the Iranian-backed president are Islamist radicals equally hostile to the West.

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Barclays, Absa in talks to join forces in Africa BRITISH bank Barclays is in talks about combining its African operations with those of majority-owned subsidiary Absa Group in a move aimed at accelerating expansion on the continent to catch up with rivals. Barclays acquired a majority stake in South Africa's third-largest bank in 2005 but the two have remained separate entities outside South Africa - in one case, Tanzania, running parallel operations in the same country. The bank said yesterday that combining the businesses would help increase growth opportunities in Africa. "The Africa business is an important long-term growth driver," said Oriel Securities analyst Mike Trippitt who estimates Barclays' African loan book will grow by an average 9 per cent per annum between 2011 and 2015 compared with 5 per cent for the group. Analysts have said Absa, which is 56 per cent owned by Barclays, has been slow to take advantage of its parent's wide presence on the continent, trailing fast-moving rival Standard Bank. Absa's shares have been hammered on concerns that

rising bad debts were derailing its recovery. The bank posted a surprise drop in firsthalf earnings last month. The shares are down nearly 7 per cent over the last six months, making it the worstperforming stock among South Africa's four biggest banks. By contrast, rival FirstRand is up nearly 20 per cent over the same period. Absa shelved plans to buy Barclays' African assets in 2008 citing price differences. The planned purchase had been part of the original deal when Barclays acquired its Absa stake. The latest proposal would see Barclays combining its interests in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and the Indian Ocean with Absa, and remaining as the majority shareholder of the combined African operations. Barclays and Absa had already agreed to work more closely together in their "One Africa" strategy and had set up a joint team of executives. The proposed combination of the businesses will mirror the operational structure already in place, said Maria Ramos, chief executive of Absa and Barclays Africa.

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Euro rallies to sevenweek high against dollar By Wanfeng Zhou GLOBAL stocks rallied to t h r e e - a n d - a - h a l f- m o n t h highs yesterday and the euro hit a seven-week peak against the US dollar on hopes the European Central Bank will soon start buying Spanish and Italian bonds to contain the debt crisis. Spanish borrowing costs fell and Portuguese government bond yields hit levels seen before it agreed on a bailout deal, with traders citing a media story over the weekend that the ECB was drawing up detailed plans about bond-buying. US stocks opened higher, with the S&P 500 index hitting a four-year high as equity markets continue to grind steadily higher on hopes that central banks will act in the near future to stimulate their economies. "I am looking for new highs in the major indexes," said Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at John Thomas Financial in New York. "Overall there is no one major negative that's out there right now that people are scared of." The MSCI global share index rose 0.6 per cent to 327.29. European shares advanced 0.1 per cent. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 20.85 points, or 0.16 per cent, at 13,292.49. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 4.33 points, or 0.31

Traders at work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange per cent, at 1,422.46. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 13.12 points, or 0.43 per cent, at 3,089.33. Yields at a Spanish shortterm debt auction dived yesterday, while Europe's volatility index VSTOXX hit a one-month low, signaling a steady rise in investors' appetite for risk. The ECB sought to quell speculation that it was considering capping inflamed borrowing costs by buying those countries' bonds if they breached a certain level. Nevertheless hopes for the plans remain high. Financial markets have also enjoyed a red-hot run over the last few weeks on

hopes that the new urgency in Europe to overcome its two-and-a-half-year debt crisis may allow Greece to remain in the euro and keep the 17-member bloc from unravelling. Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker in the coming days to try to secure more funding from the European Union, International Monetary Fund and ECB, even though Greece has fallen behind on its debt-cut targets. The euro rallied 1 per cent to $1.2464, while the dollar slipped

(AFP) 0.1 per cent to 79.33 yen. "The dollar is weaker versus the euro ahead of the key meetings this week that may provide clarity on both the immediate outlook for Greece and the outlook in regard to the ECB's plan to buy sovereign bonds," said Derek Halpenny of Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi. "That optimism is persisting today." Brent crude oil rose $1.33 at $115.03 a barrel, and has jumped from below $90 at the end of June, propelled by maintenance in the North Sea and increased fear of military conflict between Iran and Israel. US crude added $1.23 to $97.20 per barrel.

‘$30b Xstrata deal not a must-do’ Shell’s $1b a year gas aim

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GLENCORE'S (GLEN.L) $30 billion (£19 billion) bid for miner Xstrata (XTA.L) is not a "must-do deal" its chief executive said yesterday, in making the company's strongest suggestion yet it will not yield to key shareholder Qatar's demands for an improved offer. Ivan Glasenberg, speaking after the commodities trader reported a smaller than expected drop in its first-half profit, expressed exasperation with Qatar Holding, which has been in a stand-off with Glencore since the sovereign wealth fund surprised the market by demanding an improvement to Glencore's offer of 2.8 new shares for every Xstrata share. Qatar has increased to 12 per cent a less than 3 per cent stake in Xstrata since the all-share bid was announced earlier this year, less than Glencore's own 34 per cent holding but enough to block the takeover under the current deal structure. "We cannot understand the

Glencore has bid $30 billion for miner Xstrata position of the Qataris, asking for more than the 2.8 ratio. We have seen nothing coming out of recent results that supports this. In fact we have seen quite the opposite," Glasenberg told Reuters in an interview. "It is

not a must-do deal. It is a deal that we believe makes sense." While Glasenberg, speaking three weeks before a September 7 vote, stopped short of saying he would definitely not raise the current offer, he told reporters and analysts to "take conclusions" from his comments, adding Glencore could walk away and return to the merger proposal in a year or two. "It is unlikely anyone else will come and buy Xstrata, so it still sits there for us to look at some time in the future," he said. "It is not as if it is a deal we are going to lose, or that is running away from us." Glencore, which listed precisely to gain the firepower to do bigger deals, announced in February it would bid for the Xstrata stock it does not already own in a move to create a mining and trading powerhouse. Qatar, however, broke months of silence in June by demanding a ratio of 3.25 to back the deal.

ROYAL Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) plans to spend at least $1 billion a year exploiting China's potentially vast resources of shale gas, the firm's top China executive said, part of an aggressive strategy to expand in the world's biggest energy market. Shell in March secured China's first product sharing contract for shale gas, hoping that getting in early will allow it to be a big beneficiary from the sort of boom in shale that has transformed the US energy market. Asked if the firm remained committed to a plan to invest $1 billion a year in China's shale gas over the coming few years, Lim Haw Kuang, Shell's top China executive, said in an interview: "Yes, yes and yes." "If there has been an adjustment to that pledge, it could only be an upward revision," added Lim, a Malaysian national and a Shell veteran of 34 years. China is estimated to hold the world's largest reserves of the unconventional gas -- which can be unlocked from ancient shale rocks by "hydraulic fracturing", a technology well developed in recent years in North America. Shell is also aiming to build a $12.6 billion refinery and petrochemical complex in eastern China, a project that could become the single largest foreign investment in China. The Anglo-Dutch firm is one of the biggest investors in China's energy sector but faces strong competition. Exxon Mobil (XOM.N), BP (BP.L), Total (TOTF.PA) and Chevron Corp (CVX.N) are also trying to get a bigger slice of the Chinese market, where use of natural gas is set to triple this decade and growth in oil demand makes up more than a third of the world total.

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Consulting the experts after the ship has sailed IT SEEMS there is no end to the stupidity and duplicity that goes on when it comes to ripping off the public – in this case home buyers. A year after the government allowed concrete manufacturers to alter the standards of their product, the technical chamber ETEK said on Monday the result has been to lower the quality and durability of today’s buildings. According to ETEK, under the previous standard it would take 30 to 40 years for a building to need repairs, whereas with the new one, repairs should be expected a lot sooner. The chamber called last year’s decision ‘a step backwards’. Not only was it ‘blatantly outside scientific frameworks’ but it was ‘dangerous’. ETEK says it knows no other country with a hot climate that allows production to the standard in question – all in the name of avoiding extra costs. If it is really true what ETEK is saying, these statements should set off alarm bells. Not only will people need to pump more money into their homes a lot sooner, but last time we looked, we still lived in an earthquake-prone region. Commerce Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis, who was meeting ETEK on Monday, said afterwards the government would re-examine the alterations made to the concrete standard. This will involve a study into the quality of concrete in Cyprus, and a second one into international scientific research on concrete standards. This is the typical response of a government minister after the ship has sailed. After that no doubt there will be a committee appointed and discussions will open with the ‘interested parties’, and all the while the same substandard concrete – by ETEK’s reckoning – will continue to be used. Do we need an apartment block to fall, killing a dozen people for the seriousness of the implications to be realised? How many buildings have been constructed using this unacceptable standard in the past year, and many more will be constructed before the year-long study is complete, and probably even more before the decision is reversed – if it’s reversed. Why were the experts not consulted beforehand? It will cost more in time and money to examine and reverse a decision that didn’t have to be taken in the first place. In any case haven’t the experts (ETEK) just told the minister that the concrete being used is ‘dangerous’ and ‘blatantly outside of scientific frameworks’? That is their job after all. The construction sector is in enough trouble between the recession and the title deeds issue. Well done to everyone involved for adding another nail to its coffin.

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South Africa and the politics of massacre Comment Gwynne Dyer


ORTY-EIGHT hours after South African police killed 34 striking miners last Thursday, Julius Malema showed up at the Lonmin platinum mine north of Johannesburg to assign the blame. “President Zuma said to the police they must act with maximum force,” Malema told a crowd of thousands of miners. “He presided over the murder of our people and therefore he must step down....From today, when you are asked ‘Who is your president?’, you must say ‘I don’t have a president’.” President Jacob Zuma was in Mozambique when the slaughter happened, and is unlikely to have given the police instructions on dealing with a local strike. But professional demagogues don’t have to worry about the details, and Malema was fundamentally right in what he said next. “Zuma doesn’t care about the mineworkers, he came here last night and met with whites,” Malema said. “It’s not the white British (mineowners) who were killed. It was you.” And in a final slap at the governing African National Congress (from which he was recently expelled): “They only come to you when it’s time for elections. Once you put that cross, they disappear.” Julius Malema fills the same role in today’s South Africa that Winnie Mandela did in the dying days of apartheid in the early 1990s: the radical demagogue who uses violent, often anti-white invective to articulate the rage of the impoverished black majority. This terrifies South Africans who have something to lose, black and white alike. Malema preaches hatred of the rich and hints at social revolution. The fact that he has become mysteriously rich himself at the age of 31, although his only jobs were as an official of the ANC Youth League, doesn’t bother his millions of admirers at all.

The Lonmin strike where 34 men were shot by police is actually a turf war They just want to see a real redistribution of the country’s wealth in their favour, and they think Malema is their best bet. They are probably wrong. Malema is ruthless and cunning enough to have a chance at winning power some time towards the end of this decade, when the ANC’s political nearmonopoly finally collapses. But he is not skilled enough, and perhaps not even clever enough, to push through that sort of redistribution without destroying South Africa’s industrial economy in the process. Nevertheless, many of the poor feel they have nowhere else to turn. It is now 18 years since the fall of apartheid, and a substantial class of prosperous middle-class blacks has emerged (together with a small group of very rich people with close links to the ANC). However, the poor majority remain desperately poor, and they no longer trust the ANC to bring positive change in their lives. They are starting to defect politically, and the main battle is being fought on the territory of the trade unions. Mining is South Africa’s biggest industry, and the National Union of Mineworkers


(NUM) is the country’s biggest union. It is closely tied to the ANC, but many believe that it is also in bed with the bosses. Cyril Ramaphosa (who chaired the ANC’s disciplinary appeals committee that expelled Malema from the ANC early this year) was the founder of the NUM 30 years ago, but now he is on Lonmin’s board. The Lonmin strike is actually a turf war. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (ACMU), a new, radical union, has been stealing the members of the National Union of Mineworkers, including three or four thousand of the 26,000 men working in Lonmin’s platinum mine. ACMU promised to triple the workers’ wages, and the violence began when it tried to stop NUM members from going to work. Ten people were killed in clashes between the two unions in mid-August, including two police who were hacked to death with pangas (machetes). So the police were understandably nervous last week when they faced an angry mob of about 3,000 workers armed with pangas, spears and clubs. Unleashing a torrent of automatic fire that killed 34 strikers and wounded 78 was an act of gross indiscipline, but

frightened men, even if they have far better weapons, will not always respond in a measured and disciplined way when they are under attack. The reflex, unfortunately, is to hold the trigger down and spray the threat with bullets. Nobody wanted this tragedy to occur, and it is unlikely to happen again in the same way. Jacob Zuma will still probably be re-elected as the leader of the ANC in December and go on to a second term as president. There will be a commission of inquiry, and judges will reach conclusions and make recommendations. But the main political beneficiaries of the incident are the forces that are trying to loosen the grip of the ANC’s old guard on the unions and the country. It has been a very auspicious occasion for Julius Malema, who is trying to position himself as the only real alternative to Zuma and the gang. Some time later in the decade, the Lonmin massacre may come to be seen as a turning point in South Africa’s history. Or not, because history does not run on rails.  Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.



25 years ago Saturday August 22, 1987

At the Battle of Bosworth Field, Richard III is killed and Henry VII becomes England’s first Tudor king.

A British expert is coming to Cyprus tomorrow to consider on-the-spot the situation concerning the dumping of a quantity of the toxic liquid Askarel near Limassol, extracted from electrical transformers imported as scrap metal. The government has set up a committee to prepare a report on the matter, but in view of the arrival of the expert, presentation of the report will be deferred.

1864 The first Geneva Convention, designed to protect sick and wounded soldiers on the field of battle, is signed by 12 nations, thus creating the International Red Cross.


35 years ago Monday august 22, 1977

Irish nationalist Michael Collins, commander of the Irish Free State forces, is killed by extremist Republicans near Bandon, Cork.

Cyprus Foreign Minister John Christophides yesterday saw the UNFICYP senior political advisor Remy George to discuss reports concerning the intended colonisation of Famagusta by Turkish settlers. Christophides is also inviting the ambassadors of the five permanent members of the Security Council to present to them the Cyprus government’s view on Famagusta.

1966 Britain’s largest manufacturing company Imperial Chemical Industries announces 1,000 redundancies at its nylon-fibre producing factories.

1972 Rhodesia is thrown out of the Olympic Games with just four days to go before the opening ceremony in the German city of Munich.

45 years ago Tuesday August 22, 1967 In Washington yesterday, Greek actress Melina Mercouri said the Greek military government would fall easily without civil war, with a little pressure from the western democracies. “They are such little people and so phony they will be scared to death”, Miss Mercouri told a Capitol Hill press conference.

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Success for Education UK Clearing Exhibition 2012 THE British Council organised an Education UK Clearing Exhibition on Friday August 17 to give prospective undergraduate students, who had not managed to secure a place at a university, the opportunity to meet and discuss with university representatives of 19 UK universities and gain a place for studies commencing this September. The exhibition took place at Golden Bay Beach Hotel in Larnaca and was visited by hundreds of prospective students. The fact that a good number of students left the exhibition very happy as they managed to be offered a place on the spot indicates the successfulness of this exhibition. The exhibition was sponsored by Unite Group and the participating Institutions were: The University of Bolton, University of Bradford, University Campus Suffolk, Canterbury Christ Church, University of Central Lancashire, Cardiff University, University of Derby, University of East Anglia, University of Glamorgan, University of Greenwich (London), The University of Hull, The University of Manchester, London Metropolitan University, University of Northampton, Nottingham College International (A Part of South Nottingham College), Nottingham Trent University, Richmond the

Fresh graduates are able to offer different things to pupils than teachers

American International University in London, University of Salford and University of Wolverhampton. IF you’re leaving to study in the UK don’t miss the opportunity to learn all about student life in the UK before you go at the Pre-departure Briefing on Friday August 31 at 6pm at Classic Hotel in Nicosia. The British Council organises pre-departure briefings to provide students all they need to know for living and studying in the UK. The briefing is designed to provide students with practical information on preparing for their journey, tips on travelling to their destination, organisations that can help and advise them during their stay in UK as well as banking and accommodation. The briefing also covers teaching and learning information at UK institutions and assessment methods. Students currently studying in the UK will also be there, ready to share the exciting experiences they had with new students. Participation Fee is €35 per student accompanied by one family member. For more information contact British Council, 1-3 Aristotelous Street, Nicosia, Tel: 22 585000, enquiries@

Success: visitors to the Clearing Exhibition

Has Teach for America betrayed its mission? Academic gains achieved by its teachers are questioned By Stephanie Simon WHEN Wendy Kopp, just out of Princeton, founded Teach for America in 1989, she dreamed of recruiting 500 elite college graduates to teach the nation’s neediest children. This autumn Teach for America will send 10,000 teachers into classrooms. The nonprofit orgnisation boasts $300 million in assets and collects tens of millions a year in public funds. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praises it for having “made teaching cool again.” And TFA veterans have emerged as the most influential leaders of a bipartisan education reform movement. But critics contend that policies promoted by TFAtrained reformers threaten to damage the very schools they once set out to save. They argue, too, that TFA’s relentless push to expand has betrayed its founding ideals. The organisation that was launched to serve public schools so poor or dysfunctional they couldn’t attract qualified teachers now sends fully a third of its recruits to privately run charter schools, many with stellar academic reputations, flush budgets and wealthy donors. Meanwhile, TFA has backed away from a claim that nearly half its teachers achieve outstanding academic gains with students, leaving the pivotal question of its effectiveness unresolved. Camika Royal, who taught for TFA and has worked for them in various capacities for 13 years, says she once believed the organisation’s goal was to strengthen troubled schools. Now she fears it is feeding a perception that public education is in ruins, and only an elite cavalry can rescue America’s children. In the early years, TFA nearly collapsed several times from insolvency. Then it began to land grants from cor-

porations and foundations. Among its biggest funders: the Walton family, heirs to the Walmart fortune. Kopp supervises 1,800 employees - including a small army of recruiters. Eager to bring in more low-income and minority candidates, TFA no longer sticks to elite colleges; recruiters also urge veterans and mid-career professionals to apply. The recruits are paid a standard starting salary by their school district during their two-year teaching stint. To offset costs, TFA requires each district that hires its teachers to pay it a negotiated fee, typically $2,000 to $5,000 per teacher per year. Before

study noted. Students in TFA classes did better in math than their peers, gaining the equivalent of an extra month of instruction, though they still ranked in the bottom fifth of students nationally. TFA teachers had no impact on reading. TFA says the best indication of its success is its annual survey of principals. About 90 per cent report that TFA rookies on their staff are at least as good as veteran teachers. Nearly half say they’re better. Conventional teacher training programmes require hundreds of hours of student teaching. TFA recruits teach one summer-school class a

‘I’m here to tell these kids that they have potential. They haven’t been told that before’ agreeing to send recruits to a region, TFA often lines up additional subsidies from local businesses, philanthropies or state government. Teachers’ unions and some community leaders argue that public money could be better spent at a time when schools are laying off teachers and cutting academic programmes. TFA supporters disagree. “It’s an incredibly good investment,” said John White, a TFA alumnus who now runs the education department in Louisiana. External research has been decidedly mixed. TFA touts a 2004 study by Mathematica Policy Research Inc in which nearly 2,000 students in 17 low-performing elementary schools were randomly assigned a TFA recruit or another teacher. Many teachers in the control group at these troubled schools were not well-trained, the

day for four weeks, not necessarily in the subject area or age group they will be handling in school. Veteran teachers observe from the back but do not intervene (though some can’t resist holding up notes urging the rookies to explain a point more clearly or discipline a wayward student). TFA recruits teach everything from phonics to physics to special education for the learning disabled. About 90 per cent complete their two-year commitment, TFA reports. TFA’s rapid growth has left it “scrambling for every placement,” Kopp said. Increasingly, that’s meant sending recruits to charter schools, which are publicly funded but privately managed. TFA placed 33 per cent of recruits in charters last year, up from 13 per cent in 2007-8. Critics, led by unionised teachers, find TFA’s embrace

of charters troubling. They point out that the charters with the strongest academic results often have vastly more resources than neighbourhood schools, thanks to deep-pocketed donors. They serve predominantly low-income kids, but as a whole their populations tend to be less disadvantaged and more motivated. When these charter students ring up good test scores, nearby public schools look increasingly bad by comparison, which can feed momentum to shut them down, fire their teachers, or turn them over to private management. Kopp says there was an intense debate at TFA about placing recruits in charters. She ultimately concluded it was wise. TFA refuses to accept poverty as an excuse for poor results, arguing that any kid can succeed if teachers demand and relentlessly pursue excellence. “I’m here to tell these kids that they have potential. They haven’t been told that before,” said Hsuanwei Fan, 22, who will be teaching science in Los Angeles. “When you experience success with a group of students who typically are assumed to not be able to achieve at high levels... it becomes impossible to accept when other people make excuses,” said Kevin Huffman, who taught five and six-year-olds in Houston for TFA in the early 1990s. Huffman recalls he worked ferociously, 60 and more hours a week, to boost his students’ test scores. That was possible for a driven 22-yearold who knew he would only be teaching a few years. It would be much harder, he acknowledged, for a mid-career teacher with a family. Still, Huffman remains convinced the lessons he learned at TFA can transform public education, if he can just figure out how to scale them. It is, he said, “a heck of a challenge.”

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Debt worries weighing on students Many students do not expect to pay degree costs back in full

With cost of a degree now soaring it has to be ‘worth it’ By Alison Kershaw STUDENTS are increasingly choosy about university amid concerns about high levels of debt, according to research. The move to triple tuition fees has put more pressure on youngsters to make good decisions about higher education. Many of them see going to university as requiring a significant cash investment and that it has to be “worth it”, the Oxford University research concludes. The study, which came the day before A-level results are published, surveyed more than 700 sixth-formers in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and conducted focus groups to examine attitudes towards the cost and benefits of higher education. Students starting degree courses at English universities this autumn are the first to pay tuition fees of up to £9,000. Loans can be taken out to cover the fees, which are repayable when a graduate is earning £21,000 or more. The findings show that twofifths are either concerned or very concerned about debt. It also reveals that 24 per cent of males and 23.1 per cent of females expect to graduate with debt levels

above £40,000. Evidence from the focus groups suggests that many students believe that the scale of expected debt on graduation is so large that they could not really grasp the idea of it, the researchers say. “Those applying to higher education were clear that they were making a significant investment and therefore that it was important for them only to undertake a course that was worth it,” the study says. One-fifth of sixth-formers do not expect to pay back all the debt accumulated from going to university. There were dif-

ferences between the expectations of those whose first choice of university is a new institution and those hoping to attend older universities. Three in 10 (30.3 per cent) who had given a post-1992 university as the first choice do not expect to pay back all of their debt. Just 16.3 per cent of students expect to earn more than £30,000 after graduating, with males almost twice as likely to believe this than females (22.2 per cent compared with 12.8 per cent). Many students say their choice of degree subject was based mainly on their interests.

UNI PLACES OFFERED IN ERROR THE UNIVERSITY of Ulster is to introduce an engineering foundation year to help students affected by an email admissions blunder last week. The university mistakenly sent emails offering 370 places on courses in the faculty, but only 180 places were available. It later withdrew the offer, but subsequently said it was now looking into offering 100 extra places The university’s Faculty of Computing and Engineering blamed the gaffe on an IT glitch. Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Barnett said: “I deeply regret that this mistake has been made and apologise on behalf of the University of Ulster to all those affected. “We are working to rectify the situation as quickly as possible, and when the immediate issue is resolved, we will be reviewing our procedures to ensure that a similar incident cannot occur in the future.”

“While differences in expected cost of studying at different institutions was not the predominant factor in choices about where to apply, the high level of debt prospective students expect means that they regard their decisions about higher education to be very significant than previous cohorts,” the study concludes. “Questions of employability upon graduation are regarded as highly important. It can be expected that prospective students will be more selective in their choice of studies, which might have a knock-on effect on the clearing process and drop-out rates.” Researcher Dr Hubert Ertl, from the Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance at Oxford University, said: “Many of the sixth-formers we questioned were not sure about the financial costs and benefits of a degree, and it seems they postpone concerns about debt until later. They were clear that higher fees have increased the pressure on them to make the right decisions concerning where they invest their time and money. “There’s also a sense that if they don’t get the place of their choice in the institution of their choice, they might think of something else to do.”

schools report ‘I want to thank our parents for choosing this specific school to educate us. In life we cannot choose our parents or teachers! We are grateful for both!’ THE above, by Pericles Pavlides: Limassol Secondary School Head Boy, American Academy Graduation 2012, is only a segment of a speech by graduates of 2012 that brought both parents and teachers to tears. Graduation is a very important part of any student’s life, which all those involved are honored to be a part of. It is a time when students are celebrated for their efforts and accomplishments, and this year the students showed their gratitude to the school by praising the hard work and efforts of the staff as well as accrediting their school with their experiences through the years. The American Academy is growing rapidly into a multifaceted organisation. With Secondary, Primary and Early years schools in Paphos and Limassol, as well as Learning Support Centres, following the wake of the completion of the previous year, the American Academy has much to celebrate. An emotional journey for all, this year has proved a successful one in the road to creating an enduring bond with a number of international educational organisations.

PROGRESS One such organisation is Tanafoua Alshraq in Saudi Arabia. The American Academy has undertaken the educational management of a series of international schools being built there, the first of which will be ready in 2013, their target being 100 schools in the next 10 years. An agreement has been signed with the School of Tomorrow in Russia, which enables Russian native students to study the Russian national syllabus in Cyprus, using online and conventional educational tools. Works in progress are also taking a decisive turn for the opening of two international schools in Ukraine, one located in the city of Lugansk while the other is located in the city of Odessa. The Summer School of the American Academy Limassol has also proceeded into new territory with this becoming the first year it offered exams for the English Language through the examining centre of City and Guilds, allowing it to be able to offer other exams such as Business English and vocational courses, extended to the whole organisation throughout the year. Due to ongoing and significant efforts to growing and

expanding its knowledge, the school has taken part in numerous educational fairs across Europe, a rewarding endeavor as it has led to a noteworthy increase in queries and numbers, and overall demands from abroad. This is something beneficial not only to the American Academy but also to Cyprus as a whole as these demands give families the incentive to move here when they witness for themselves the beauty that our island has to offer. The most remarkable accomplishment of the year though, may be that the American Academy is now accredited by the London University of Greenwich to offer Pathway Foundation courses in various subjects such as Business, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences. The steady development and expansion is a natural consequence of the basic foundation of the American Academy. Each individual academic organisation or group of schools must answer its own questions on what is education. The American Academy combines its fundamental philosophy with efficient team work accompanied by high professionalism combined with personal care and love for what it does. Paulo Freire, the internationally acclaimed philosopher of progressive education, states that love should be the force breathing life into all pedagogies. He advocates a philosophy that defends the respect for the cultural identity of students, culture implies respect for the language of the other, the colour of the other, the country of the other as well as everyone’s gender, social class, intellectual and creative capacity. The showing of respect and love to all regardless of their colour and background is one of the fundamentals of the American Academy’s school philosophy and mission. The above encourages social inclusion and advocates dedicated pastoral care to be solidly incorporated in to the life of the school. The American Academy believes it must offer equal opportunities to all pupils, no matter what their academic, social and financial background is. According to its mission statement it has an obligation to “provide a supportive environment which recognises each individual’s talents and needs”.

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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 Raven (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Ted (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.30, 8.05 and 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 5.30, 8.05 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.20pm and 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Amazing Spider-Man (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 5.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383

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

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 Dictator (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 8 and 10.25 10.25pm. 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

Ice Ag Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cine K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in 2D, in Greek Greek) at 8.15pm; K-Cineplex (Scree (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.2 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25pm; K-Cine K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Scree (Screen 1) (in 3D, in Greek) at 8.1 8.15pm, weekends also at 11.30 11.30am; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cypru Cyprus (Screen 3) (in 3D, in Englis English) at 5.25pm, weekends also aat 11.30am and 1.30pm; K-Cine K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Scree (Screen 4) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.2 5.25pm, weekends also at 11.30 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.25pm. Tel: 77 7777-8383 Summ Summer Open-Air Marathon (tonig (tonight: The 400 Blows) (in Fre French, with Greek subtitles) Kons Konstantia Open-Air Cinema, Wed Wednesday to Sunday at 9pm Tel: 22-348203 9pm.

The Raid: Redemption (18) (in Indonesian, with Greek subtitles) Rio 2 at 6.20pm, 8.20 and 10.20pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 3) at 8.05 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: 7777-8383 The Dark Knight Rises (12) Rio 1 at 7.45 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Tel: 25871410; 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

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 Dark Knight Rises (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.15 and 10.15pm, and (Screen 2) at 7.55pm. 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. 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 Raven (15) Rio 4 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.30, 8.30 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 Ted (15) Rio 7 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.30, 8.30 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Dark Knight Rises (12) Rio 1 at 4.45, 7.45 and 10.45pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Dictator (15) Rio 2 at 10pm. Tel: 26-207000

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

The Lucky One (K) Rio 2 at 6 and 8pm. Tel: 26207000

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

The Amazing Spider-Man (12) Rio 6 at 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000


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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

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.

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 24. Municipal Gardens Theatre, Limassol. 9pm. In Greek. €20. Part of the proceeds from the performances will go to charity. Tel: 99-300253. www.

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 Geroskipou Beer Festival Music and dance from around the world, fire shows, acrobatics, DJ’s and 40 different kinds of beer. August 29-September 2. Summer Club, Geroskipou Beach, Paphos. 6pm. €5. Tel: 99-621772/99-294571 Kypria International Festival August 30-October 20. Boxoffice bookings: Pallas Theatre, old Nicosia. Tel: 22-410181. Larnaca Municipal Theatre: Tel: 24-665795. Rialto Theatre – Tel: 77-777745 and Municipal Garden Theatre – Tel: 25343341. Limassol. Tel: 22-208400 Limassol Wine Festival Live music and dancing, traditional Cypriot food and an opportunity to sample different local wines from large and small wineries. August 30September 9. Limassol Municipal Gardens, 28th October Avenue. €4/6. Tel: 25-344402/25344952/25- 745919

Music Fedde le Grand Dutch house DJ and producer gets behind the decks. August 26. Guaba Beach Bar, Amathous Avenue, Agios Tychonas, Limassol. 1pm. Free. Tel: 96-682865 40 + Unplugged Rock music concert by the band 40+. August 28. ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation, 64 Ayion Omoloyiton Avenue Nicosia. 8.30pm. Free. Tel: 22445455 The Ultimate Tribute Show & Dance with Elvis, Elton and Michael Bublé Three top tribute acts combine in one amazing performance. Special charity fundraising show for SSAFA Forces Help. August 28. Pentaras Hall, Coral Bay Road, Paphos. 8.30pm. €10. One Euro from each ticket sold will go to support Ed KTOWN Knouse’s Ride of Britain 2012, raising funds for SSAFA Forces Help charity supporting British Forces and their families. Show reservations essential - Tel: 99-832538 or book online at www.

Ongoing Exhibitions Dimitris Mihlis 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 By Panagiotis Mina. Until September 13. 50-1 Gallery, Limassol. MondayFriday: 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: 5pm8pm.Tel: 25-378733.

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 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: 10am4pm. Tel: 22-797400. info@nimac.

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Showbiz Caroline Flack forced to move house after romance with One Direction’s Harry Styles

Caroline (left) attracted a lot of negative attention because of the age gap between her and Harry (right)

CAROLINE Flack was forced to move house after her romance with Harry Styles. The Xtra Factor presenter briefly dated the One Direction singer but their relationship ended when he went to tour America with his bandmates. Caroline, 32, attracted a lot of negative attention because of the age gap between her and the 18-year-old pop star and she to quit her home due to constant throng of paparazzi photographers. She told Fabulous magazine: “At my old place, the front door opened straight on to the street. “And when you walk out and you’ve got 20 men staring at you with cameras ... it was embarrassing. I’d see my

neighbours and say, ‘I’m so, so sorry.’ “ Caroline has now opted for a more private residence in east London away from the prying eyes of snappers. She added: “Eventually I decided to move east because I needed more privacy, which is what this place gives me. “I feel much happier now. It never made me feel unsafe, it’s just a real invasion of your life and everyone is entitled to a life.” Caroline recently admitted she doesn’t regret her fling with Harry and has nothing but fond memories of the time she spent with him. She said: “Harry is adorable, he is a nice person. He was nice to me - we were nice to each other. He’s brilliant,

he is so much fun. First and foremost we are friends. We got very close for a time but that’s between me and Harry.” It seems Harry is much in demand in general, as One Direction star Niall Horan’s dad has asked Harry to keep an eye on his son while he’s out drinking. Bobby Horan, 51, fears Niall, 18, can’t handle consuming alcohol very well. He said: “Two beers and he’s falling around.” A source close to the Daily Star newspaper: “Bobby’s been texting Harry as he is Niall’s closest friend in the band. “He knows his son can’t handle his drink and so he has asked Harry to keep an eye on him.”

‘Tony did not have brain cancer’

Leo invites Rob to blues busting party DiCaprio has asked Pattinson to join him and friends at a private Puerto Rico party LEONARDO DiCaprio has invited Robert Pattinson on a boys’ trip to get over his split from Kristen Stewart. Kristen was caught having an affair with her Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, leading to Robert moving out of the home they shared together in July. But Leo, 37, has now swooped to do his good deed in the saga, telling Robert, 26, that if he needs a night out, he will be happy to host. The two have been put in touch through their mutual movie friend Reese Witherspoon, 36. A source told website Showbiz Spy: “Leo has been one of Rob’s role models for years, and Rob was totally taken by surprise when Leo called him.” They also added: “Leo invited Rob along on a getaway he’s planning when he’s in Puerto Rico for the wrap

party on the movie he’s producing, Runner, Runner. Apparently the Titanic star wants to make the gathering exclusive and feels particularly protective of the Twilight cast member because they have been compared to each other in the industry. The insider continued: “Leo wants to book a mansion at a secret location on the coast so he and his pals can party in private. “Leo got in touch with Rob through Reese Witherspoon, who Leo met during a Haiti fundraiser two years ago. Leo’s kept an eye on Rob’s career ever since people started calling him the next Leonardo DiCaprio.” Leo wants Robert to socialise with his down-to-earth friends in an effort to overcome his recent cheating scandal. The insider added: “Leo figured it would be great for him to hang out with a bunch

of laid-back guys. Leo joked they could compare baseball cap collections - and told Rob before he knew it, he’d be dating a model, just like him!” Meanwhile, Kristen is reportedly so upset about the grief she has caused and the fear that her British hunk boyfriend won’t forgive her that she can barely eat. “Kristen is a nervous wreck and existing on a diet of cigarettes, sugar-free Red Bull and the occasional bag of potato chips,” a source told They revealed: “She’s been hiding out at the LA home of a producer friend and is looking pale and worn-out. Whenever anyone tries to push her to eat even a small bowl of soup, she either claims that she’s just had something, which isn’t true, or that she’s nauseous and there’s no chance of keeping anything down.”

Leo (above) wants Robert (below) to socialise with his down-to-earth friends in an effort to overcome the younger actor’s recent cheating heartbreak

TONY Scott did not have inoperable brain cancer. The film director committed suicide when he jumped to his death from Vincent Thomas Bridge into the Los Angeles Harbor this weekend. However, he did not have brain cancer at all according to Scott’s family. Tony’s wife told investigators the rumour that he had inoperable brain cancer is “absolutely false”. Although the autopsy results have been deferred pending more tests, sources told website that there is no evidence of the disease. His spouse added that Top Gun director Tony did not have any other severe medical issues that would have caused him to take his own life. Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter stated the filmmaker’s shocking passing “was reported as a suicide” and added that “there was a note found at (Tony’s) office by friends”. The 68-year-old British-born director was brother to Prometheus director Ridley Scott and is best known for his action films which include Beverly Hills Cop II and Enemy of the State. On Sunday, he was seen parking his car on the cablesuspension bridge which connects the port district of San Pedro to Terminal Island before jumping into the water at 12.30pm local time.

Usher’s ex wife’s Saks account to be reopened Nicki Minaj set to be unveiled as new ‘Idol’ judge USHER has been ordered to reopen his exwife’s Saks Fifth Avenue department store credit card in his name. The singer closed the account last year as the former couple battled it out over who gets custody of their two children, Usher V, four, and Naviyd, three. The closed Saks card was just one of Tameka Raymond’s many grievances in her ongoing custody fight against Usher, and now, the court has taken her side. According to website the judge on the case is holding the performer in contempt for stopping her expensive charge account. Tameka claims she needs the payment system to do her job as a stylist. The mother of his children also said Usher

owed her cash for the nanny bill and continually failed to keep her informed about where and when he travelled with the kids they have together. The court agreed with her account of the story and awarded Tameka $1,300 for the child minding services. Meanwhile, the judge has yet to determine the ex-couple’s custody and support issues. Usher’s attorney recently labelled his exwife “incapable of being a proper parent” to their children. Usher - who is seeking sole custody - had accused Tameka of trying to interfere with the time he was allowed with their kids under their joint custody arrangement - a charge she denied.

NICKI Minaj is set to be unveiled as the new American Idol judge. The “Super Bass” singer is reportedly close to signing a deal to join Mariah Carey on the judging panel of the US talent show. One insider said: “I’m not sure the deal is completely done yet, but yes, she is definitely doing it. A few more slight things to sign off on but it is happening.” A second source added to Us Weekly magazine: “She is 100 per cent confirmed to judge American Idol.” If she does join the show, Nicki will sit alongside Mariah on the panel, after the five-times Grammy-winning signer was announced as a judge last month. The “Hero” hitmaker reportedly signed

an $18-million deal to join the show, following the departures of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. She said of her role: “As a singer, songwriter and producer, it’s going to be fun and rewarding to help find new talent and give back to American Idol. “I’m currently in the studio working on my new album and its first single, ‘Triumphant’, which will be out early next month. I can’t wait to channel my creative energy as a part of this show which is a massive global phenomenon.” Nick Jonas is reportedly in the running to complete the line-up as original judge Randy Jackson is set to come off the panel and be given a job as a mentor to the contestants.



Reportage THE GOLD RUSH For the most high profile of Team GB Olympic champions, winning medals also means landing megabucks. Lucy Tobin looks at where the gongs can turn to gold - and why the girls might win the money race


F anyone wasn’t quite convinced by the banking crisis and needed more evidence that bonuses don’t work, look no further than the London 2012 Olympics - some national teams dangled massive wads of performance related cash in front of their athletes. Italy’s national Olympic association offered athletes a £116,075 bonus for each gold medal. France proffered £41,455; Japan promised £22,847. Meanwhile, the British Olympic Association offered winning athletes nothing more than national adulation - and Team GB won more golds than all three of the bribe-dangling countries put together. The Games were all about doing it for themselves, or their family, or the country. But that was before the Games. Now that the win-

ners of Team GB’s 29 gold medals have become household names they might expect gold of another type to come rushing in. The reality for some may not be as lucrative as they hope. “There’s been so much success this year that most of the medal-winning athletes will be forgotten in a few months,” says Clifford Bloxham, vice president of sports marketing agency Octagon. “Unfortunately the re-

ality is that most of the athletes who had great sporting success won’t turn that into commercial success.” The first-name Olympians - Sir Chris, Jess, Bradley, Victoria - don’t need to worry. Likewise, Mo Farah currently earns about £500,000 from endorsements. His double gold medal triumph means that’s expected to rise to about £5 million before Rio in 2016, according to analysis by Scottish Widows, the

‘Some branding agents reckon Sir Chris, for example, has become so embroiled with Kellogg’s that other brands won’t be interested’

official pension provider for the Olympics - which should know a thing or two about how much the athletes earn. Tom Daley’s high public profile and strong media interest means he’s in line for £4-£5 million in the next four years. The key is to get a portfolio of brands on board but none so big that others will be put off. Some branding agents reckon Sir Chris, for example, has become so embroiled with Kellogg’s that other brands won’t be interested, whereas Ennis’ range of brands means she is not too closely entwined with any of them. Long jumper Greg Rutherford doesn’t have much commercial backing – his major sponsor is the vitamin supplement Muscleman - but just the flex of his finger could help his earnings hit £1.5 million by Rio. “His winning smile and ‘fin-

ger pose’ has already provided numerous media exring posures, as well as endearing him to audiences,” says Alan Seymour, senior lecturerr in sports marketing at the UniThe versity of Northampton. “The ting fact that there are sporting gow events such as the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in po2014 will give greater expos.” sure to potential sponsors.” ners But other medal winners ey’d might be wishing they’d picked a different sport. It’s that which makes the difference between being paid ostmillions, plastered on posthing ers, and ending up teaching 12-year-olds PE. “Tennis and football let you stay in the limelight, and that’s what matters,” adds Bloxham. “Ben Ainslie will be all right because the America’s Cup is coming up, and if [Finchley boxer] Anthony Joshua were to turn pro he could make

millions. But for cyclists such as Laura Trott, we probably won’t hear of her again for years. The romance of the unknown Olympian having a great Games and doing well commercially is not often the

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Tom Daley’s high profile means he is set to cash in over the next four years

case. They tend to go back to being unknown.” Trott has one thing in her favour: being female. Unusually for sport, post-Olympic fame and fortune is easier for women to achieve than men. “They’re not competing against other major sports stars from football, cricket, rugby or F1,” says Bloxham. “Mo Farah is competing against Wayne Rooney and Jenson Button. But there’s been a lack of women for brands to snap up. Paula Radcliffe has done a bit but it’s mainly been people such as Cindy Crawford and I’m a Celebrity… winners doing diet DVDs and adverts

Unique angle: showjumper Nick Skelton

- there’s an opportunity for athletes to take over that lucrative area.” The “girl power” of the Games could help female sports stars level the earnings playing field, according to Seymour. “Any previous gender bias towards male athletes has certainly been narrowed with the huge success of women athletes, particularly Team GB, in these Games,” he says. “There’s also the added value of lifestyle considerations with such role models - Jessica Ennis and the female rowers and cyclists’ sheer love of life and vigour are attractive to brands.”

But there’s a cap to what athletes can bag: the most lucrative contracts are with global brands such as Gillette and, strange as it may seem, “no one has really heard of Chris Hoy outside Britain,” said Bloxham. “The Olympics are very nationalistic. If you can only work in the UK market, you’re looking at UK budgets, and they’re not huge. You have to transcend your sport and your country and that’s very difficult.” Sponsorship aside, a gold medal itself is only supposed to be worth £650. “But the real return,” says Seymour, “is priceless.”

There’s lots of competition for winners like Mo Farah (above). Left: Gold standard: Bradley Wiggins, Sir Chris Hoy, Jessica Ennis and Andy Murray are among the Olympic athletes who can translate their success into hard cash






HOW TO KEEP HITTING THE OLYMPIC JACKPOT THE big brands will be watching athletes over the next six months and studying their Twitter presence. “Olympians have to act carefully,” says Bloxham. “Brands are watching anyone they are thinking of snapping up. They need to keep themselves in the public eye but in a positive way. It’s tough - you’re a 23-year-old who’s been training every day for four years, now suddenly you are being told to stay at home every night.” Existing sponsors might help out. Kellogg’s kept Sir

Chris Hoy in the limelight after the Beijing Olympics, featuring him in ads as Mr Nice Guy, which helped bolster his reputation. “But don’t let a sponsor devalue you. Everything you tweet, say or mention now has real substance.” And use your USP: Nick Skelton, the showjumper who at 54 was Britain’s oldest champion, now has a unique angle, say brand experts. “For an older generation he is a hero, and that’s valuable,” adds Bloxham.

THE BIG EARNERS TURNING MEDALS INTO MONEY Jessica Ennis £10 million The poster girl of the Games and the world’s best heptathlete has the potential to cash in more than anyone else from London 2012. Analysis by Scottish Widows projects Ennis’ prolonged media coverage, high public profile and ‘Olympic darling’ factor will make her £2-£3 million over the next 12 months and as much as £10 million between now and the Opening Ceremony in Rio. “Jess was one of the athletes with many sponsors backing her in the lead-up to London 2012, and that added another unspoken layer of pressure for her to bring home gold,” says Steve Martin, chief executive of M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment. “She delivered and the sponsors’ bonuses will be paid in full. I would expect them to continue to back her for at least the next four years through to Rio 2016, so Jess could probably put her feet up now for a few years with the amount of money she will have been paid by brands such as Adidas, BA, BP, P&G and BT. She has broad appeal so can be linked to so many product categories in health, sportswear, fashion and food.”

Bradley Wiggins £7 million The Olympic cycling time trial gold and Tour de France winner is a favourite to bag the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year gong - indeed, bookmaker Ladbrokes has already paid out on it - which is a sure-fire way to measure his mainstream appeal. The cyclist’s golden summer means he will pocket up to £2.6 million this year, and as much as £7 million over the next four, Scottish Widows figures predict. “He has such a unique character and is so media-friendly,” adds Martin. “He has a look which is now instantly recognisable with his sideburns, which became part of popular culture during the Games and led to front covers of the tabloids celebrating them. He could create a clothing range and I can see a Bradley Wiggins bike being a success.” Andy Murray £11 million Britain’s best tennis player was already a big earner, taking home about £5 million in product endorsements last year collectively from Adidas, Head and Royal Bank of Scotland. But the Olympics cemented the tennis player’s image turnaround from

dour Scot who wished “anyone but England” to win the World Cup to Federer-slayer and double Olympic medal winner. “After increased exposure following Wimbledon, the Olympic Games have the potential to increase his public profile even more,” say the Scottish Widows number crunchers. They calculate he will make up to £2.2 million this year, and £11 million ahead of the next Games. Sir Chris Hoy £3 million He did what no other British Olympian has ever done by winning a sixth gold medal. He was one of the most famous members of Team GB before the Games but he lived up to the hype. “Sir Chris does not have that many corporate sponsors, so there is a real window for him to maximise his commercial value,” says Martin. “He will make most money licensing his name to a range of bikes and cycling related products, but could also make just as much from corporate speaking engagements at up to £25,000 per event. I’m sure he could manage 20 to 30 a year, and he’ll also carve out a media career in the lead up to Rio.”


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99168526 **************************** PRIVATE ENGLISH TUITION – UK university graduate (postgraduate 1975), native English speaker, Limassol-based, offers part-time tuition at all secondary school levels, up to and including IGCSE/O-levels. 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.

classified contents Employment Opportunities pg 18 Employment Miscellaneous 18 Pets 18 Lessons 18 Health & Fitness 18 Personal 18 Services 18 For Sale Miscellaneous 19 For Sale Land/ Property Business 19 For Sale Motor vehicles 19 Wanted 19 To Let Nicosia 19 To Let Limassol 22 To Let Larnaca 22 To Let Paphos 22 To Let Protaras, Ayia Napa, Paralimni -To Let Athens -Land For Sale Bulgaria -For Sale Limassol 23 For Sale Nicosia 23 For Sale Larnaca 23 For Sale Paphos 23 For Sale Ayia Napa 23 For Sale Famagusta Protaras -For Sale Athens -Property& Home Services display ads 24

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bedroom central heating air conditioning swimming pool fully furnished apartment per month per week south west north west street road power steering central locking short wheel base radio cassette electric windows

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


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***************************** EXPERIENCED PAINTER at very reasonable prices! Decorative coatings, house painting, sprits and graphiato, varnishing, damp proofing and protection from humidity 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)

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

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.



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

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.

WANTED TO RENT 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 *****************************

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

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), 22455072, 99089083.


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.

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

TO LET NICOSIA Quiet block of four with well kept gardens. €600 pcm. Tel. 99935294. Photos. Email

PROPERTY TO LET NICOSIA FLATS/HOUSES RENT studio Strovolos 280, Ag. Andreas 295, 1 bdrm Ag. Andreas 450, Makarios Av. 490, Ag. Antonios 380 2 bdrm Lykavito furnished 600 Acropolis new 650, Ag. Omologites 500, Engomi near universities 540 Strovolos furnished 650 3 bdrm central 700, Kennedy 650, US Embassy independent house gardens 850. POSPORIDES ESTATES REG. 338 99474839 99646822 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 equipped, AC cold/hot, parking space, great location on Kennedy ave. one block from Central Bank. Rent €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 ensuite), 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 Sittingroom: Two 3-seater sofas, One 2-seater sofa and One Arm-

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

TO LET NICOSIA chair 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 Strovolos and Engomi, close to The European University (Cyprus College) and all amenities. Covered parking. Rent €495/m. Please call 99695382 ***************************** TO LET 3 bdrm flat Kaimakli area near Frederic. Tel. 99606665. ***************************** LUXURY HOUSES: 1. 5 bedrs detached house, 550sq.m, built in 2 big plots of land, big garden with grass, big swimming pool with extra fence for children and big covered patio with bbq area, big reception areas with marble floor, fire place and bar, big kitchen with all electrical appliances and sitting room with fire place, maid’s room, floor heating, full a/c, blinds on the windows, master bedroom

TO LET NICOSIA with en suite bathroom and shower, big bathroom for the other 3 bedrooms and extra shower in the 5th bedroom. Available end of July - Strovolos €2500 (H5ST10001-R), (photos in the website). 2. 3 bedrs luxury ground floor renovated semi detached house,210sq.m, with central 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 neighbourhood close to the Embassies –Engomi €900 (H3ENG0002-R), (photos in the website) 3. 4 bedr + separate office space + maid’s room luxury detached house, split level, big open space sitting areas,400sq.m,a/c for hot and cold in all the rooms, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, swimming pool, big verandas, 2 covered parking, in a very quiet area near Lidl – Latsia €2500 (H4LAT0008-R), (photos in the website). 4. 3 bedr luxry detached house with 1 bedr flat in the basement, floor heating with gass a/c units, big kitchen with electrical appliances, 4 wc, 3 bathrooms, big garden with small pebbles, 2 covered parking, in a quiet area in a dead end. Can be rented furnished or not. AVAILABLE in August – Makedonitissa €1700 (H4MAK0027-R), (photos in the website). 5. 4 bedr+ attic room with shower and wc luxury de-

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 tached 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 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

TO LET NICOSIA bedrooms, 2 covered parking, swimming pool, garden with trees, veranda with bbq area, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, big sitting and dining areas, very near to English School, off Athalassas Avenue €2300 (H4ST10036-R), (photos on the website). 9. 3 bedr ground floor semi detached house in very good condition with storage heaters, 5a/c,2wc, big kitchen with cooker and oven, big sitting and dining room, big front veranda, 2 covered parking in a very quiet neighbourhood close to Alpha Mega - Parissinos €550 (H3PA2001-R), (photos in the website). 10. 4 bedr new luxury finished top quality detached house, 290sq.m, central heating, full a/c, master bedroom with ensuite shower/jacuzzi, guest bedroom with shower, main bathroom with jacuzzi, 4wc, fully expensive furnished with 3 LCD televisions, kitchen with very expensive electrical appliances and family room, garden with grass, big covered patio with bbq area,2 covered parking’s, alarm system, 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,

TO LET NICOSIA 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 neighbourhood close to CYBC station. Can be rented furnished or not. – Platy Aglantzias €3000 (H5PAG0001-R), (Photos on the website). 13. 3 bedr detached house with extra room for office,250sq.m, central heating independent, 4a/c, big renovated, kitchen with cooker and oven, big sitting and dining room with parquet floor and fire place,1bathroom,1 shower,2wc, 2 covered parking, big verandas surrounded by trees and bushes off 28th October street - Makedonitissa €1300 (H4STI0043-R), (photos in the website). 14. 3 bedr luxury house, nicely modern furnished with big sitting and dining areas with bar, central heating, full a/c, big fitted kitchen with TV room, office space, patio area with bbq, covered parking, 3wc,

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

TO LET NICOSIA volos €900 (H4STI0043-R), (photos in the website). 20. 4 bedr + 2 separate rooms with showers and wc (120sq.m) detached house with big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with dining area and family room with fire place, very big swimming pool with bbq area, covered patio, garden with grass, central heating in 4 zones, full a/c, 6wc, 5 covered parking’s, pressure system, opposite Apoel training field. Can be rented furnished or not. AVAILABLE END OF AUGUST – Archangellos €4000 (H4AR0007-R), (photos in the website). 21. 4 bedrs luxury detached villa built in 5 plots of land, 600sq., central Heating, full a/c, very big garden with grass, big swimming pool 5 x 13, bar with bbq area, office space, TV room with fire place, marble floor, all the bedrooms en suite shower/bathroom, separate self contained apartment for the maid, 2 covered parking in a nice area with easy access to the Limassol road. Can be rented also partially furnished – Latsia €5000(H4LAT0007-R), (photos in the website). 22. 4 bedr luxury detached house, separate maid’s room, 600 sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 6 wc, 4 bathrooms, big sitting and dining areas opening on to the garden, big kitchen with electrical appliances, built in 2 big plots of land with huge garden with grass, swimming pool, 2 covered parking, in a quiet neighbourhood close to Alpha Mega supermarket Engomi - €3700 (H4PA20005-R), (photos on the website). 23. 4 bedr luxury detached house with expensive finishes, office space, separate maid’s room, 3 of the bedrooms with en suite shower/bathroom, floor heating, full air condition, white marble floor all the house, fire place, lighting fixtures, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, swimming pool with bbq area, small garden,2 covered parking’s in a nice neighbourhood with expensive houses near KEMA building – Platy Aglantzias €3500 (H4PAG0004-R), (photos in the website). For many more properties with photos visit our website at which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225/96422225/96422226,

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

1. 2 bedr luxury fully renovated apartment, storage heaters, 3 a/c, separate big kitchen, big sitting dining room, fully modern furnished and equipped with solid parquet floor off Prodromou street – Engomi €600 (A2ENG0010-R), (photos in the website). 2. 2 bedr new luxury modern, 2 storey apartment with solid parquet floor, floor heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, expensive fitted electrical appliances, blinds, covered veranda with very nice view, in a quiet neighbourhood on a modern design building. AVAILABLE 1st of August – Aglantzia €750 (A2AGZ0021-R), (photos on the website). 3. 1 bedr luxury spacious apartment with big sitting room, separate kitchen with electrical appliances, central heating independent with diesel,2 a/c, aluminum shutters in the bedrooms, covered veranda, covered parking, storage room, on a small quiet building in a quiet neighbourhood – 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


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA and near traffic lights of Honda showroom. – Agioi Omologites €700 (A2AOM0007-R) 8. 1 bedr, fully furnished and equipped apartment, 50sq.m, 2 a/c for hot and cold, covered verandah, covered parking, ice view off Makarios Avenue between Hilton and DEBENHAMS shop – Nicosia Centre €460 (A1NIC0006-R), (photos in the website). 9. 3 bedr new luxury penthouse apartment on the last floor of a 3 storey building, CH ind, full a/c, pressure system, cooker and oven in the kitchen, blinds in the living room, 2 bathrooms, 130sq.m, big veranda with view, covered parking, 200m opposite Akropolis park. Acropolis €850(A3ACS0039-R), (photos on the website). 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 neighbourhood – 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

TO LET NICOSIA (A1LAT0004-R), (photos in the website). 12. 2 bedrs big luxury flat, 110sq.m+big covered veranda, CH ind, 3 a/c, cooker, oven in the kitchen, roller blinds, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, parquet and granite floor, big bedrooms, big sitting and dining room, covered parking, intercom, on a small building with 6 flats only near Coca Cola factory 2 km from McDonalds in Egomi – Agios Dometios €550 (A2ADO0013-R), (photos in the website). 13. New luxury 2 bedr apartment with nice view, 100sq.m, big sitting & dining area, big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, big covered verandah, 2 wc, storage heaters, 2 a/c, electric shutters in the bedrooms, covered parking and storage room on the 11th floor of a small building with 6 flats only 200 meters for Akropolis park and opposite a small neighbourhood 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) &

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

TO LET NICOSIA Areteion hospital – Dasoupolis €1100 (A4DAS002-R), (photos on the website) 19. 3 bedr luxury spacious floor apartment on the 4th floor of award winning building,200sq. m+big covered veranda, central heating independent, full built in air conditions, lighting fixtures, curtains and blinds on all windows, big spacious living room with fire place, big kitchen with double cooker, oven and microwave and breakfast area, double glazed windows, all the bedrooms with en suite shower/bath, big satellite dish with sky decoder,2 covered parking and storage room, close to American embassy and other amenities – Engomi €1600 (A3ENG0025-R), (photos in the website). 20. 3 bedr new luxury finished penthouse floor apartment, 240sq.m, big sitting and dining area (can fit 2 sitting rooms and dining table), big separate kitchen with cooker, oven, microwave, laundry room and 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

TO LET NICOSIA 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 neighbourhood next to a playground, near Central offices of Cyta and Laiki Head quarters – Dasoupolis €600 (A2DAS0018-R), (photos in the website). 22. 4 bedr new luxury finished apartment, 160sq.m+35sq.m covered veranda, big sitting and dining room, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, Daikin air-conditions for hot and cold in all the rooms, 2 bedrs with en suite shower/wc, 4wc, 2 covered parking, in a small modern building off Makarios Avenue in a quiet neighbourhood. Available in August – Nicosia Centre €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 Centre €1450 (A3NIC0004-R), (photos in the website). 24. New luxury 2 bedr apartment, open plan kitchen, 3 a/c

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


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA luxury penthouse floor apartment, renovated, central heating independent, full a/c, 230sq.m, double glazed windows,3wc, 2 bathrooms (one en suite), solar heater, pressure system, SKY satellite dish, big sitting and dining areas, solid parquet floor all the flat, big kitchen with cooker and oven and breakfast area, very nice view of the old city,40sq.m private roof garden area ,covered parking on a small building in the centre of Nicosia near the Museum and the old Hospital. Available middle 15th of SEPTEMBER –Nicosia Centre €1200 (A4NIC0005-R), (photos in the website) For many more properties with photos visit our website at www.landtouristestates. com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225 / 96-422225 / 96422226 ***************************** 2 BDRM flat in the centre of 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 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

TO LET LIMASSOL 330 908 listing-LIM-0103 *****************************

LARNACA FOR RENT 2 bed, 2 bath, new built apartment, in a quiet scenic location In Alethriko, Larnaca 5 min. to Larnaka, 5 min. to the beach Fully furnished, A/C, communal pool, under covered parking, Long term rent, €350.00 per month For more info pls call 99639378 ***************************** 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 ***************************** LARNACA FLAT FOR RENT: Fully-furnished spacious 2-bedroom first floor flat in central location near Metro supermarket, A/C, private parking, intercom system, en-suite 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)


TO LET LARNACA 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. – Villa For Rent Fully furnished 3 bedroom Villa with a good-sized rear garden & Communal pool, located in the village of Oroklini. Call for further information quoting Ref. TLL1189. Tel. (00357) 24815104 CALL 24 815 104 TO ENQUIRE OR ARRANGE A VIEWING – NO OBLIGATION OR FEES. View our full range of over 200 properties by visiting updated daily. LANDLORDS ADVERTISE YOUR PROPERTY FOR FREE AND GET WORLD WIDE ADVERTISING – NO TENANT NO FEE ! *****************************

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 6 BEDROOM, luxury detached villa in Chlorakas, for rent. Breathtaking, unobscured sea and mountain views. Close to all amenities, located in a cul

TO LET PAPHOS 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/ 99673276 ***************************** PEYIA – 3 bedroom villa with modern quality furniture and finishes. Central heating, sky, alarm, infinity pool and stunnning sea and mountain views €700 per month, call : 99389426 ***************************** BRAND NEW APT, opposite Poseidonio Gym, near Carrefour, F/F, a/c, great quality, 1 bdrm, from €340p.m.Tel 99403261 ***************************** MR RENT PAPHOS, THE LEADING PROPERTY RENTAL AGENCY IN PAPHOS OFFICE: 26271858 (00357) IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY TO



HOSPITALS ........ 1400

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

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.

Narcotics Helpline ......... 1410 (Outside hours.............. 22-304160)

For information call: 99496541

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

AIDS Advisory Bureau ................................ 22-302826 Domestic Violence Centre .......................................... 1440 (Emergency Centre for Victims)

Friends for Life Limassol Hospice Care Appeal requires new Friends and Volunteers to help operate their Charity Shops in both Limassol and Larnaca.

Drug Info & Poison Control ............... 1401

This is to help our large volunteer group to expand in the near future.

Cyprus Samaritans ... 77777267

Our aim is to open a Third Shop in the Limassol area due to popular demand.

Police Duty Officer ......... 1499 (Confidential Information)

Please do not forget when clearing your wardrobes and cupboards to remember us.

Airports Larnaca ..........................77778833 Paphos ...........................77778833

Contact Anne 25632446 99269016

Shop hours Mon-Sat. 9.30 -12.30

TO LET PAPHOS 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 en-suite 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 en-suite. 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 en-suite. Guest wc. Beautifully furnished with quality modern furniture. Separate modern fitted kitchen plus separate utility room. Shutters to all windows. Roof terrace with sea views. Fully enclosed garden with storage shed, covered barbeque area and private pool offering lovely views. 5. PEYIA €700 rental price includes pool cleaning. Unfurnished 3 bedroom bungalow, master with en-suite. 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 mod-

TO LET PAPHOS ern 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 & en-suite 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 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, offstreet parking. Euros 400.00 a month. 3. KATHIKAS – 3 bed,2 bath unfurnished stone bungalow with no immediate neighbours.. Open plan living area with fireplace with log burner.. Fitted kitchen, utility room. 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite. Family bathroom. Parking, Swimming pool and landscaped garden areas. Very

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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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS quiet area. Euros 600.00 a month 4. MESA CHORIO – 2 Bed, 2. bath fully furnished apartment in good location close to ISOP Open plan living area with dining space. Fitted kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, master with en-suite. Family bathroom. Off street parking & comm. Pool. Minutes into Paphos. Euros 425. Or close offers 5. GOUDI (near Polis) Outstanding 3 bed, 3.5 bath unfurnished villa. Set in a rural setting the property enjoys privacy with no immediate neighbours. Open plan living area, spacious fitted kitchen. Guest WC. Ground floor bedroom with en-suite. Stairs to 2 further double bedroom with en-suite. Breakfast area with hob & fridge and seating space. Doors out to large covered verandah with panoramic views. Full A/C, C/H, garage, over-flow tiled pool, SKY dish. Villa has substantial insulation to walls and floors. Large gardens. Euros 800.00 per month. 6. UNIVERSAL AREA. 2 bed fully furnished apartment. Living area, fitted kitchen. 2 double bedrooms and family bathroom. A/C, balcony, shutters, comm. Pool and parking. Euros 400.00 a montn or offers. 1 & 2 bed apartments available on Universal. 7. TALA - 5 bed, 3.5 bath large fully furnished villa. Very large property with open plan living area. Fitted kitchen, stor-

TO LET PAPHOS age 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 APARTMENTS/TOWNHOUSES AND VILLA PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL LANDLORDS/OWNERS PLEASE CALL PLEASE CALL 97648440 or email: - inforentals@aol. com ***************************** REFURBISHED stone-built village house located in Kili Paphos. Consists of 3 large rooms 1 small. Traditional wood burnt fireplace, fully tiled





secluded yard and garage. Tel: 99210610. *****************************

cony. New flooring, a/c units, lift 2nd floor, windows 3 sides, own car space. TITLE DEEDS. €115,000. Tel 99178141 (Les Bois) *****************************

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, excellent view of sea and mountains, half registration fees till 31.12.12. Reduced to eu 135,000,or rent eu 450 pm. Tel 99 621914 ***************************** 2 PROPERTIES BETWEEN POLIS AND LATSI. 2 bed townhouse, village centre €69,000 and quiet 3/4 bed house overlooking bay. 2 bath, c.h. wood burner, a.c. bedrooms, salt

water 9x6 pool set in approx 2.500 sq.mts. €444,000 Tel: 99995531 ***************************** TALA, 5 bdrm villa for sale . Title deeds. Sea and mountain view. 5 en-suite double bedrooms. Central heating, a/c, fireplace. Private L shape s/ pool and garden area, patio, with bbq, bar and pergola. Car parking. Plot: 620 sq.m. Covered: 285sqm, €458.000. tel. 99587757.

PROPERTY FOR SALE NICOSIA FLAT FOR SALE: 2 BEDROOM FLAT with title deeds, 110 sqm, fully renovated, best central area, 800m from the European University, excellent view, eu 119,000. Tel 99 621914 FOR SALE PENTHOUSE between Armenias Str and Hilton Hotel. 3 bedroom, main bedroom with shower, c/h, fireplace, large verandas. For more information please call: 99467596.


LARNACA PERVOLIA 4 Bed house for sale with Full Title Deeds. 160m covered on a 285m plot. Private swimming pool, aircon, flyscreens, carport. Built 2007, 5 min walk to Pervolia square, 3 min drive to Faros beach. €220,000, 99051706 ***************************** JUST ON SEA luxurious two story villa, four en-suite bedrooms, steam baths, roof garden, for sale, at Pervolia beach, 8 kilometres from Larnaca. Asking price €1,499,000. Call 00357 97790619. *****************************

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

SALE LIMASSOL 2 bed flat on beach road; light, airy with bal-

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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Greece (6) 9 Squat right in the grass (6) 10 Consider large receptacle that provides advice and ideas (5-4) 13 Vigour of brother before ten, it appears (4) 14 Said by one who does not agree in Scotland (3) 15 Against Leo tormenting the little creature (4) 16 Defeat with an extra run (9) 19 Soldier should be on foot (6) 20 Make a casual visit on physician doing small operation at home (4,2) 21 Man getting record assistance (4) 22 No redhead, Amanda, found on the other side of the Channel (8)




15 HOW TO PL AY: Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1-9. There’s no maths involved, you solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic. With the ‘X’ sudoku, the shaded X must also contain the numbers 1-9.

16 17 19





6 Proves it could become frol-

icsome (8) 7 Not much money in trust not long ago (8) 11 Vine crop cultivated in Alberta perhaps (8)





12 Where one may get a wel-

come slice of bread (8) 17 Fish with a musical tail (4) 18 Backward deer (4)

(4) 4 It will not last long when the

fat catches fire (5,2,3,3) 5 What a car driver has on his

windscreen (7,6)

QUICK: Across – 1 Palate; 4 Icecap; 9 Patriotic; 10 Cob; 11 Nostrum; 13 Nepal; 14 Speculation; 18 Choir; 19 Tally-ho; 21 Lit; 22 Announced; 24 Turtle; 25 Chaser. Down – 1 Piping; 2 Let; 3 Trier; 5 Coconut; 6 Cacophony; 7 Pebble; 8 Stimulating; 12 Supporter; 15 Cure-all; 16 Sculpt; 17 Wonder; 20 Lough; 23 Cos.

Rating EASY

part (4) 3 In carport I repaired exhaust

Rating HARD

2 Fully absorbed in gunner’s

CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Zodiac; 4 Ashlar; 9 Redbridge; 10 Rum; 11 Catcall; 13 Breed; 14 Preposition; 18 Crawl; 19 Eurasia; 21 Owl; 22 Recovered; 24 Dynamo; 25 Fright. Down – 1 Zurich; 2 Dud; 3 Aorta; 5 Sherbet; 6 Larcenous; 7 Remade; 8 Adolescence; 12 Tarpaulin; 15 Pilgrim; 16 Accord; 17 Bandit; 20 Rover; 23 Rig.




Answers to crossword 2164


1 Particular (8) 6 Regulation (4) 8 Helplessly drunk (6) 9 Nakedness (6) 10 Sit down (4,1,4) 13 Mark on passport (4) 14 Small bite (3) 15 Slightly crazy (4) 16 Emblem of surrender (5,4) 19 Capital of the Bahamas (6) 20 Region (anag.) (6) 21 Epidermis (4) 22 Deny (8)

2 Whitish (4) 3 Large built-up area (4) 4 Plant and animal life (5,3,5) 5 Reflection (13) 6 Plan again (8) 7 Sluggishness (8) 11 Steal in transit (8) 12 Adherent (8) 17 Warm and cosy (4) 18 Wear away (4)



ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

The focus shifts again today, encouraging you to think about your wellbeing. Tension may be your main problem as you try to accomplish much in a short space of time. Don’t allow pressure to sap your energy levels or get you down. If you sleep and eat well and generally look after yourself, you will be fine. You may hear some good news too.

With Mars in your conversation zone, you could talk for hours on any subject, and may find it hard to know when to cool it. Try not to overpower your friend or a potential lover with your heroic exploits. Even though they may be amusing, it can be a turn off if it is all about you. Reach out to them too and the conversation will flow all the better.

Career matters may be more of a focus from today, which might encourage you to plan ahead and work on your priorities and goals. It’s time to take stock and consider what your next steps should be. You might also want to make the most of a very positive aspect which may be encouraging you to broaden your horizons. Someone may have big plans for you.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

Is it true love or just a passing infatuation? As the Sun moves into your romance zone, the truth may be revealed to you unexpectedly. It may be best to go with flow and not to have too many expectations. The Moon helps things along by encouraging you to see the best in your latest love interest or date. Anything could happen - it’s that kind of day.

The Sun moves into your sign which helps you focus and can improve your energy levels. You can now get going with all those ideas that you have been dreaming up over recent weeks. With inspiration comes the desire to plan and the discipline to keep at it. If you get a hunch to do something, follow it, as doing so may help your career plans.

A new focus on your travel and learning zone suggests familiarizing yourself with facts you might have forgotten. You may also feel like refreshing your memory by going on a course that could open up a new direction and give you a chance to explore career options. This is your opportunity to clarify your goals and get the future in perspective.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

Jupiter in Gemini is a very chatty and fun influence that increases your charm and makes you even more sexy than normal. Dating could be lots of fun, and it doesn’t look as though you are going to be spending too long by yourself, as someone may hone in on you in no time at all. A conversation may also bring a fabulous offer your way Gemini.

A fabulous aspect between Mercury and Jupiter is excellent for helping give you a push in the right direction. Interviews may go well - perhaps better than expected, and business meetings or deals should be mainly positive. Your curiosity may be aroused and you may be keen to investigate subjects of interest. Travel plans may also be on your mind.

Your romance sector continues to sizzle. There are plenty of chances for light-hearted and fun repartee that could fulfil some of your best fantasies, as great times seem more common than not. But today a very special aspect may mean you connect with someone with whom you feel instant rapport and chemistry. Don’t be slow to seize the moment.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

Your conversation may become more lively, and so might your desire to write, design or improve your website or connect with people you haven’t seen in a while. You might also feel more romantic, with a strong desire to bond with that special person. The timing is perfect - so be bold and make the first move. Follow your intuition for success.

At last your social life gets a boost as the Sun encourages you to get out more. You may be taking a long look at your current friends and the groups you are a part of, and may be considering making a few changes - it could be time to move in new circles for fun and business. You may also be offered an opportunity which could bring in extra cash.

The Sun in Virgo from today may encourage you to reflect on and sort out any relationship issues. Time to say it like it is, even if you rock the boat. Getting it all out in the open is the best thing you can do. There is nothing worse than looking miserable - it’s a real turn off. Make this a day of love, light and joy by being honest about what you want.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL


Television CYBC 2





07.00 NRG Music Channel 08.00 Kids’ TV 16.45 My Wife And Kids (rpt) American family sitcom about a father who stays at home and looks after the kids while their mother goes out to work. 17.05 Reload Summer (rpt) 18.05 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 catastrophic natural disasters. 20.00 NRG Music Channel 21.00 FILM: Addams Family Values Spooky couple Gomez and Morticia hire a nanny for their new baby, who hatches a plan to marry Uncle Fester, then murder him. Comedy sequel, starring Anjelica Huston. 1993. 22.30 The Good Wife First season of legal drama. ‘Unprepared’. Alicia uncovers the real culprit in an arson case when she finds key evidence from one of the witnesses, but is later caught off-guard when the judge in her husband’s case agrees to hear arguments in favour of granting him bail. 23.30 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) 12.10 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. ‘Role Model’. The maverick medic agrees to oversee the case of a senator who collapsed at a fundraising rally. 23.30 News 23.45 Konstantinou Kai Elenis (rpt) 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) 04.10 Fili Zois (rpt)

06.30 Paralliloi Dromoi (rpt) 07.00 Yia Sena (rpt) 08.40 Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes (rpt) 09.20 Denis O Tromeros 10.00 Proino Mou (rpt) Lifestyle programme features entertainment, music and more. Hosted by real life couple Giorgos Liagas and Fay Skorda.

05.35 The Del Monte Heirs (rpt) 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) Greek talk-show. With News at 18.00. 18.30 Tropico Latin American telenovela. 19.20 The Del Monte Heirs Latin American telenovela. 20.10 News 21.20 Uefa Champions League Play-offs, 1st Leg: AEL Limassol vs. Anderlecht. 2nd Leg to be played next Tuesday, with AEL bidding to become the third Cypriot team to compete in the Champions League. 00.30 News 00.35 Sex And The City (rpt)

07.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of 09.15 Kids’ TV 11.50 Kostakis Ki Yioi (rpt) Local comedy series. 12.30 Thema Gevsis Cookery show. 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) Discussions about various issues based on woman’s life. 18.50 Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) Cooking show, with helpful tips on eating well and nutrition. 19.40 Fotis Maria Live Best Of (rpt) 21.10 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 22.00 Fringe (rpt) First season of sci-fi drama. ‘In Which We Meet Mr. Jones’. When a strange parasite attaches itself to the internal organs of a dying FBI agent, Olivia suspects a connection to the Pattern, which leads Peter and Walter tapping into a dead man’s brain waves. 23.30 Supernatural (rpt) Fifth season. ‘Swap Meat’. During his investigation of a school, Sam becomes the target of a teenager’s body-switching spell. 00.50 LTV Sports News 01.50 Star News 02.40 Repeats

CYBC 1 06.45 News (rpt) 08.00 Concert 09.30 Chef Ston Aera (rpt) Cooking show offering viewers quick, simple and economical recipes. 10.00 Reload Summer 12.10 Istories Tou Horkou (rpt) 13.00 Apo Mera Se Mera 15.30 Lottery Draw 15.35 Syn Plyn Local talk-show with studio discussion and viewers calling in. 17.00 Foresight (rpt) 17.30 Entehnos 18.00 News 18.15 Candid Camera Unsuspecting people react to bizarre events. 18.30 Kati Psinetai (rpt) Amateur chefs each stage a dinner party to find who will be crowned the winning host. 19.20 Paizoume Kypriaka (rpt) Local game show about Cypriot dialects. 20.00 News / Weather/ Financial Report 21.10 Vimata Stin Ammo (rpt) Local period drama. 21.30 Ego Ki Esi (rpt) Local comedy series. 22.15 Kato Apo Ton Idio Ourano (rpt) Topical show looking at peaceful coexistence and multicultural diversity. 23.00 I Skoteini Plevra Tou Fengariou (rpt) 23.30 News 23.45 Repeats

12.00 Yia Banaki 15.00 I Dada (rpt) Greek comedy series. 16.10 I Ora I Kali (rpt) 17.40 Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes Greek drama series. 18.20 News 18.30 Mousiko Kouti Greek game show, testing contestants on their music knowledge. 19.20 Peninta Peninta (rpt) Greek comedy series, not to be confused with spinoff game show that goes by the same name. 20.10 News 21.20 Eftyhismenoi Mazi (rpt) Greek comedy series. 22.20 23.20 00.00 00.10

Daddy Cool (rpt) Singles (rpt) News The Shield Police drama series chronicling the turbulent day-today life of the Strike Team, a group of corrupt Los Angeles cops. 01.00 Yia Banaki (rpt) 03.30 Tia Sena (rpt)

01.00 G4 (rpt) 01.30 Allou Ximeromenoi (rpt) 02.00 Alithinoi Erotes (rpt) 02.50 Eleni (rpt) 04.30 Tropico (rpt)

CAPITAL 08.00 10.30 11.00 11.30 13.15 14.40 15.35

17.20 18.15 19.15 19.50 20.05 21.00




Kids’ TV Magikos Kosmos I Kori Tou Mistral Deste Tous Greek FILM: Oi Enohoi The Harts Of The West FILM: Almost Salinas The residents of a small town are left reeling when a film crew arrives to make a movie about the death of James Dean - and dark secrets begin to surface. Drama, starring John Mahoney. 2001. O Anthropos Tis Thalassas Melrose Place With News at 18.30. News Sports Time Rubi FILM: Chain Reaction Action thriller, with Keanu Reeves. 1996. See Film Picks. FILM: Heart Of The Storm A mother and her two daughters are held hostage by a trio of escaped convicts. Thriller, starring Melissa Gilbert. 2004. FILM: Hero And Terror A cop leaps into action when a serial killer he arrested escapes from prison and resumes his reign of terror. Thriller, starring Chuck Norris. 1988. FILM: The Deep Two divers who find drugs on a wreck are menaced by a gangster Adventure, starring Robert Shaw. 1977.

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

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


(N’sia 91.7, WSBA 92.1, ESBA 99.6 FM) 02.00 BFBS Bass’d 04.00 BFBS Shuffle 05.00 Ops Breakfast 06.00 Cyprus Breakfast With Mark Humphries 09.00 Chris Pearson 11.00 Steve Knight 13.00 Total Ops Connection 15.00 Wez Thompson 18.00 Charlene Guy 21.00 Jessie Aru 00.00 BFBS Rocks

BFBS 2 (Ni’sia 89.7, WSBA 89.9, ESBA 95.3 FM) 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 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 4 20.30 Five Live Drive 21.00 Five Live Olympics 00.30 Late Night Olympics LiveCyBC2 (91.1, 92.4 FM) 06.00-7.30 Programmes in Turkish with News at 7.30 07.40 Good morning Cyprus 10.00-12.00 Kalimerhamba 12.00 Gunortasa 12.45 Greek Cyprus Press 13.00 Turkish Music 13.15 News in Turkish 13.30 News in English 13.45 PM Classics 16.00 Greek Radio 16.15 Our country doesn’t divide 16.50 News in Turkish 17.0018.00 Programmes in Armenian; News at 17.15 18.00-20.00 Round & About 20.00 News in English 20.10 Welcome to Cyprus in French and German 20.40 Ship of Fools with Robert Camassa 22.00 News in English 22.00 International Music 00.00-06.00 Rebroadcast of the evening’s programme

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

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

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Radio Napa (106.3 FM) 06.00 Morning Music 08.30 BBC World Today 09.00 News, Weather

05:00 That Was The Year 06:00 Easy Going Gold 10:00 The Juke Box 17:00 That Was The Year 18:00 Oldies Overnights - Hear the greatest hits of all time playing non stop during the darkest hours.

CYPRUS MAIL Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Television PICK OF THE DAY Bad Teacher (Novacinema2, 18.50) A ’flu-ridden Drew Barrymore vomits on hubby Ben Stiller; that’s a joke from Duplex, showing on Nova2 right after Bad Teacher. Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler duet - at excessive length, and for no good reason - on ‘I Feel Pretty’ from West Side Story; that’s a joke from Anger Management, showing right after Duplex. Hollywood comedy is a dodgy proposition nowadays, and a triple bill of the stuff sounds like something one should run away from at top speed; then again, cherry-picking bad jokes is patently unfair, and Bad Teacher too has its share of lame gags (Arkady the Russian pupil is half-baked at best, and I could’ve done without the scatological eruption in the men’s room) - yet Bad Teacher is also hilarious, assuming you like your humour profane and politically incorrect. Hollywood tries hard to be ‘extreme’ these days, and it’s mostly crude and depressing - but sometimes it works, especially when our hero is a person so depraved he/she doesn’t give a toss anymore. Bad Santa (with the great Billy Bob Thornton) was one such fi lm; Bad Teacher is another. Granted, this doesn’t come close to the heights of Santa, one of the funniest comedies of the 00s - but it does have Cameron Diaz as a bad, bad teacher, blissfully uninterested in teaching, or indeed kids, or indeed anything except (a) fi nding a rich hus-

band and (b) getting a new pair of boobs, which in turn will help her fi nd a rich husband. Jason Segel is the PE teacher who’s cool, funny and fancies her but is also, alas, just a humble PE teacher; Justin Timberlake is a new teacher who’s painfully gauche and dorky - he sings a truly horrible love song called ‘Simpatico’ - but comes from a fi lthy-rich family so all is forgiven. And of course there’s Lucy Punch, as Amy Squirrel. Amy Squirrel is the fi lm’s funniest character (at least till the fi nal act, when the script overdoes her humiliation). She’s truly nice, to the point of being sickly-sweet; butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth, though she’ll say “Shut the front door!” when profanity is absolutely necessary. She’s prim and proper, wants to be everyone’s friend, and seems positively pained by our heroine’s outrageous antics. The plot turns into a rivalry between the bad teacher and Amy - and it gets a bit dull, but the incidentals still work even when the main plot threatens to become unfunny. There’s an over-sensitive kid who writes poetry, a wishy-washy colleague with assertiveness issues, and a Principal who’s obsessed with dolphins - prompting Miss Squirrel to protest: “She’s manipulating you through the use of dolphins!”. Better than a vomit joke, anyway. Made in 2011.

Preston Wilder



Chain Reaction (Capital TV, 21.00) Keanu Reeves is now almost 50 (whoa!), and it hasn’t been a bad career for a man who - by his own modest admission - isn’t much of an actor, but the highlights (Bill and Ted, Speed, The Matrix) are interspersed with a lot of unmemorable fi lms like this lazy action thriller. Canoe is a lab technician, working on the extraction of hydrogen energy. Mysterious villains kill the chief scientist and destroy his work - but choose to do so by using his equipment to create a mini H-bomb, blowing up not just the lab but also most of the surrounding area (thereby calling attention to the dead man’s work), at which point you realise that the fi lm cares more for big explosions than it does for plausibility. The rest is Fugitive territory, with our hero framed for murder and going on the run; watchable, but no more. Made in 1996.

Outbreak (LTV3, 22.00) “In a remote African jungle, a small monkey is captured, bound for a pet store in America...” Alas, the monkey carries an Ebola-like virus, it scratches the pet-shop owner - transferring the virus from monkeys to humans - and before long the plague is “spreading like a bushfi re,” to quote military scientist Dustin Hoffman. LTV are showing this as part of a Hoffman festival but he doesn’t get to do anything very interesting, the juicier parts going to Morgan Freeman and Donald Sutherland as good and bad soldiers, the latter reckoning the best solution is to wipe an entire small town full of decent God-fearing Americans off the map (boo!). Also in the mix are Rene Russo and Kevin Spacey - and it’s not without tension, though admittedly it’s hard to take the stirring speeches and stiff-jawed heroics very seriously after seeing the cool, clinical take on similar material in Contagion. Made in 1995.

Courageous (Novacinema1, 22.00) “Heroes protecting the streets ... Fathers struggling to connect”. You might think it’s irrelevant that cops are also dads - but this “faith-based” drama (i.e. a drama that mentions God more often than strictly necessary) begs to differ, and is actually much more about being a dad than a cop. Four police officers (one of them played by director Alex Kendrick) try to do their job as courageously as possible - but a tragedy forces them to re-examine their lives, leading to anguished dialogue like “I want to know what God expects of me!” and “I’ve been doing about half of what I should’ve been doing as a dad”. Sounds ‘inspirational’ to the point of being painful, but some folks like it: “This movie is what every father should see, be they ‘in the Faith’ or not,” claims a Yank at the Internet Movie Database. Made in 2011.

Courageous (Novacinema1, 22.00)

Avatar (LTV, 21.00) 07:00 Karina: Wild On Safari 07:25 Corwin’s Quest 08:15 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 08:40 Breed All About It 09:10 Growing Up... 10:05 Wildest Africa 11:00 Wildlife Sos 11:25 Orangutan Island 11:55 Animal Cops Houston 12:50 Rspca 13:45 Animal Precinct 14:40 Wildest Africa 15:30 Karina: Wild On Safari 16:00 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 16:30 The Really Wild Show 17:25 Your Very First Puppy 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 Wildest Latin America 22:55 Galapagos 23:50 Animal Cops Houston 00:45 I’m Alive 01:40 Untamed & Uncut 02:35 Wildest Latin America 03:30 Galapagos 04:25 Wildest Africa 05:20 Monkey Life 05:45 Snake Crusader With Bruce George 06:10 Rspca

01:10 The Weakest Link 01:55 Oliver Twist (2007) 02:55 Eastenders 03:25 Doctors 03:55 Himalaya with Michael Palin 04:45 Coast 05:45 The Weakest Link 06:30 After You’ve Gone 07:00 Teletubbies 07:25 Charlie & Lola 07:35 Nina & The Neurons 07:50 Me Too 08:10 Teletubbies 08:35 Charlie & Lola 08:50 Nina & The Neurons 09:05 Me Too 09:30 After You’ve Gone 10:00 2 Point 4 Children 10:30 The Weakest Link 11:15 Eastenders 11:45 Doctors 12:15 Oliver Twist (2007) 13:15 After You’ve Gone 13:45 2 Point 4 Children 14:15 Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive: Series 14:45 The Weakest Link 15:30 Eastenders 16:00 Doctors 16:30 Oliver Twist (2007) 17:30 The Iceberg That Sank The Titanic 18:25 The Weakest Link 19:10 Eastenders 19:40 Doctors 20:10 Casualty 21:00 My Family 21:30 Beautiful People 22:00 Afterlife 22:50 Roger & Val Have Just Got In 23:20 Last Of The Summer Wine 23:50 India With Sanjeev Bhaskar 00:45 Ideal

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 The Kustomizer 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 Flying Wild Alaska 22:00 Gold Rush 22:55 Extreme Fishing 23:50 River Monsters 00:45 Hillbilly Handfishin’ 01:40 Flying Wild Alaska 02:40 Extreme Fishing 03:40 River Monsters 04:40 Hillbilly Handfishin’ 05:35 How It’s Made 06:00 Overhaulin’

09:30 Cycling: Tour Of Spain 10:15 Football: U-20 Women’s World Cup Japan 16:00 Cycling: Tour Of Spain 18:45 Athletics: Eaa Meetings Austria 20:15 All Sports: Wednesday Selection 20:20 Equestrian: Show Jumping Italy 21:20 Equestrian: Nations Cup Series Un. Kingdom 22:20 Equestrian: World Dres-

07:10 Easy A 08:45 Cine News 09:40 Billy Madison 11:15 The Smurfs 13:00 Little Fockers 14:40 Never Let Me Go 16:25 Morning Glory 18:15 Films & Stars 18:50 Bad Teacher 20:25 Duplex 22:00 Anger Management 01:40 The Resident 03:15 Cine News

20:30 Sleuth 22:00 Ncis One Last Score 23:00 The Next Three Days 01:15 Cine News 01:30 Dating 101 03:15 Friends With Benefits

19:25 R.T.T. 21:00 Who Is Clark Rockefeller? 00:10 Goodbye Lover sage Masters Sweden 23:20 Equestrian Sports: Riders Club 23:25 Golf: Schuco Open Düsseldorf 23:55 Golf: U.S. P.G.A. Tour-Wyndham Championship Usa 00:55 Golf: Euro Tour In St Andrews, Un. Kingdom 01:05 All Sports: Alexia S Selection 01:10 Golf: Golf Club 01:15 Sailing: Yacht Club 01:25 All Sports: Wednesday Selection 01:30 Cycling: Tour Of Spain

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 Lights Out 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 Touch 22:30 White Collar 23:20 Touch 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 Storage Wars 13:00 American Pickers 14:00 Secret Superpowered Aircraft 15:00 The Universe 16:00 Storage Wars 17:00 American Pickers 18:00 Secret Superpowered Aircraft 19:00 The Universe 20:00 Pawn Stars 20:30 Storage Wars 21:00 Ax Men 22:00 Lock N’ Load 23:00 Top Shot 00:00 Pawn Stars 00:30 Storage Wars 01:00 Ax Men 02:00 Lock N’ Load 03:00 Top Shot 04:00 The Universe 05:00 Secret Superpowered Aircraft 06:00 Ax Men

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

Sport Wondrous Frankel in ‘unknown territory’ FRANKEL’S every move has become significant, but there will be added poignancy to his appearance in today’s Juddmonte International at York. The world’s champion racehorse will be stepping up to 10 furlongs for the first time on the Knavesmire in a bid to retain a race long sponsored by his owner Prince Khalid Abdullah. And it could see a welcome return to the track for Frankel’s much-loved trainer Sir Henry Cecil, who has been receiving ongoing treatment for cancer and has not wanted to pick up other infections. Cecil has already won the International for Abdullah, when Twice Over led home Midday for a famous one-two 12 months ago. But even with the former lining up again, all eyes will be on one animal on what could be the penultimate start of a glittering career. Cecil said: “Frankel seems in good order at the moment leading into the Juddmonte. “I do not think the distance is going to be a problem although we are go-

ing into unknown territory.” The owner’s racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe, who is in his first year as chairman of the York Race Committee, said: “Bringing Frankel to the Juddmonte has huge symbolic and emotional attachments to it. “This will be Prince Khalid’s 22nd year of sponsoring the Juddmonte and Frankel is third-generation Juddmonte bred.

‘FLAGSHIP HORSE’ “Of course, this horse is his flagship horse. He’s been the most extraordinary equine athlete that I’ve ever seen. “This is a very special meeting for us.” Frankel’s most recent start came when brushing aside Farhh to retain the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood for his 12th consecutive victory. Grimthorpe said: “He came out of Goodwood really well and didn’t have too tough a time there. “He’s stepping up to 10 furlongs and a bit, so that will be a new challenge

for him and we’re really excited by it. “I’d like to think so (that he will be as good over 10 furlongs) - everything he has shown, especially in his races, shows that he should be well capable of staying 10 furlongs. “He settles well in his races now and that gives us confidence he can go this extra step. “Tom (Queally) and him now have a great relationship, they know each other and respect each other, which, I think, is as important as anything. “York is a very fair track and the best horse will win.” Seven-year-old Twice Over, reunited with Ian Mongan after their International success in 2011, showed more certain signs of life when third in the Coral-Eclipse. Cecil added: “Twice Over is fresh and well, in good form and deserves to take his chance. “I do not expect him to beat Frankel but one never knows and if he gets placed it will help him earn his keep, as well as enhance his Group status.”

Frankel will be stepping up to 10 furlongs for the first time on the Knavesmire in a bid to retain a race long sponsored by his owner Prince Khalid Abdullah

Australia’s Pocock facing three months out of action

GB’s Adams is a wanted woman

Sidelined due to knee injury sustained in defeat to NZ

NICOLA Adams, Great Britain’s first female Olympic boxing gold medallist, is in more than one sense, a wanted woman. She is wanted for questioning by the media. Wanted for pummelling by foes who would like to remove her as swiftly as possible from her new position as the world’s best female flyweight. Wanted also by the promoters of professional boxing, who would love to see whether it is possible, after such a successful Olympics, to make proper money out of fighting women. Adams is determined to resist them. Defending her Olympic title is her long-term aim. “I want to stay (an amateur) for Rio 2016,” she says. Surely there must be some tempting offers coming in to fight for cash as well as glory? “Well, I’m sure there definitely will be,” she says. But as she approaches her 30th birthday Adams sees the rest of her challenges in the amateur game. This is a game, of course, in which she is now the leading player. As well as holding the Olympic title she won by thrashing the world champion, China’s Ren Cancan, Adams is also the European champion at 51kg. Why step aside? But her plans, she says, are straightforward. “I’m going to have a rest, celebrate and go on a little holiday but then it’s back to training and next year to defend my title at the European Championships. And I will have to train twice as hard, because after beating Ren Cancan, I’m the number one now. Everyone’s coming to beat me. They’ll all be watching videos on how to beat Nicola Adams.”

AUSTRALIA’S Rugby Championship campaign took a hit yesterday with news captain David Pocock will be sidelined for up to three months after undergoing knee surgery in Sydney. Pocock damaged the articular cartilage of his right knee during last Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup defeat against New Zealand in Sydney. He will now miss the rest of the Rugby Championship and his position on November’s Spring Tour is also in doubt. Half-back Will Genia will take over as skipper. Pocock’s knee injury has opened the way for rookie Michael Hooper to take over the number seven jersey in Australia’s return Bledisloe Cup match in New Zealand on Saturday. It will be a day of firsts for Hooper - not only has he never played at Auckland’s Eden Park, but he is set to make his starting debut against Richie McCaw, a player he has never come up against before. Hooper has been paying attention to the way his opposite number at the All Blacks goes about his game. “I think I’ve watched him (McCaw) more recently than I have over the past years I’ve really been taking no-

David Pocock (right) will now miss the rest of Australia’s Rugby Championship

tice,” Hooper said. “Over the past few weeks, with the potential to come up against him, you start looking at the things he does. He’s an outstanding player, someone who I think every open-side flanker in the world will take things from.” Hooper expects the injured Pocock to give him a word or two of advice before the match.

“We’ll be able to learn a lot from him just from speaking to him because he’s been outstanding over the last few years,” Hooper said. The Wallabies admit they were bullied at the breakdown by the All Blacks and Hooper said they will be looking to show more aggression in that area this weekend. “The physicality is a step up and there are certain

things the opposition do to make life difficult for you. So it’s a different challenge, but I’m sure I’ll speak to Pocock more about it,” he said. The Wallabies have not won at Eden Park in 26 years but, having never played there, Hooper is going into the game without any preconceived ideas. “It’s just another path for us and that’s the way we’re

taking it,” Hooper said. “That excites everyone in the team because it’s a chance to change history.” In a further blow to the Wallabies, prop Sekope Kepu has also been ruled out of the match in Auckland due to a grade two medial ligament strain. Kepu suffered the knee injury during a training session yesterday.

CYPRUS MAIL Wednesday, August 22, 2012



Strauss puts his family ahead of Pietersen meet

IN BRIEF Apology to Norman is ‘too late’ JOHN Carlos, one of the American athletes who performed the “black power” salute at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City believes a mooted parliamentary apology to Australian sprinter Peter Norman has come too late. Norman, who took silver in a 200 metres race overshadowed by its controversial medal ceremony, died in 2006. He wore the ‘Olympic Project for Human Rights’ badge as Americans Tommie Smith and Carlos gave their clenchfisted salute, for which he was widely ostracised. It was thought Norman was consequently snubbed for the 1972 Munich Games, although the Australian Olympic Committee said he was not selected “due to lack of form.” Australian politicians debated a possible posthumous apology to Norman on Monday.

KP can strike any imminent clear-the-air meeting with England skipper from diary By David Clough ANDREW Strauss will come to terms with England’s Investec series defeat against South Africa by spending time with his family - not Kevin Pietersen. England lost by 51 runs at Lord’s as the series ended yesterday with a 2-0 loss which saw them concede their number one Test status to the tourists. Strauss was unable Monday night to unequivocally confirm that he will definitely be back for more to try to help them back to the top of the world. But he was more convincing on the issue of Pietersen, who it had been understood might speak to the captain face to face this week after being dropped for the Lord’s Test over his text message controversy. South Africa-born Pietersen did not initially apologise for the texts, sent to opposition players during the drawn match at Headingley. The England and Wales Cricket Board, already at odds with the 32-year-old batsman over an ongoing contract wrangle, have been at pains to discover whether the messages contained any “derogatory” reference either to his captain or teammates. Pietersen, omitted from the limited-overs series against

South Africa as well as the ICC World Twenty20, which gets under way in Sri Lanka next month, can also strike any imminent clear-the-air meeting with Strauss out of his diary. Instead, Strauss is planning a short family holiday before returning to cricket for Middlesex next week. “I don’t think anything is going to be happening straight away,” said the England captain. “I’m keen to get away for a few days and have a bit of a break.

‘DISAPPOINTED’ “I said before the match, the issues that need to be resolved will take a while to be resolved - and we’ll be looking to do that away from the public eye as much as possible in the coming weeks.” Back on the field, Strauss admitted Monday night to being “bitterly disappointed” by the outcome, but he was heartened by the performances of Middlesex seamer Steven Finn and young Yorkshire batsman Jonny Bairstow. The latter was playing only because of Pietersen’s controversial absence, but responded with a first-innings 95 and then a half-century second time round as England fell short - despite Matt Prior’s resourceful 73 - of a record run chase of 346. “It was fantastic to see a young guy coming through

and showing the true extent of his talent,” Strauss said of 22-year-old Bairstow. “It was a very tough innings, very tough circumstances for him to come into the side firstly - and then to come up against a very good bowling attack and play the way he did was a great testament to his character. “We’ve all known he was a very talented cricketer, and now he’s shown he’s got the character to go alongside that talent - which should take him a long way.” England must hope the likes of Finn and Bairstow can help them reclaim their world number one status. “It has been the case that we’ve lost a lot more than we would have wanted to,” added Strauss. “Whether that’s because of a change of mind-set, from being the hunters to the ones that are hunted, I don’t know. “Or is it just that we came unstuck in the sub-continent, and lost a bit of confidence along the way ... I don’t know the exact answers right now. “But those are the sort of questions we need to find answers to. “Obviously, the mind-set switches straight away again - to us being the hunters and maybe that suits us a bit better at the moment. “That should give us the impetus and catalyst to go on and play some better cricket over the coming months.”

Yankees fall to White Sox

Professing ‘bitter disappointment’ at England’s loss to South Africa, Strauss (above) nevertheless said he was heartened by the performances of Finn and Bairstow

THE Chicago White Sox outslugged the visiting New York Yankees 9-6 to snap a three-game losing streak and claim the series opener between the division leaders on Monday. The White Sox bashed three late home runs to get back on track. Trailing 6-5 in the sixth, Gordon Beckham hit the first of the three decisive blasts to tie the game. Alexei Ramirez then followed up with a two-run shot in the seventh and Adam Dunn punctuated the Chicago victory in the next with his Major League-leading 36th homer of the season.

Garcia secures Spain Ryder Cup representation

Spain’s Sergio Garcia sealed his sixth cap by winning the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina, after it spilled into a fifth day on Monday

SPAIN’S proud record of having at least one player in every European Ryder Cup side is still intact thanks to Sergio Garcia. The 32-year-old, who failed to qualify for the last match and worked as an assistant captain instead, sealed his sixth cap by winning the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina after it spilled into a fifth day on Monday. Now Ian Poulter is in need of a wild card, just as he was in 2008, and former world number one Martin Kaymer will be in the same boat if Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts finishes first or second in the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles this week. Given that Poulter is staying in America for the start of the FedEx Cup play-offs, Colsaerts is the only one who can knock Kaymer out of the last automatic spot in Jose Maria Olazabal’s team. England’s David Lynn and Spaniard Rafa Cabrera Bello thought they might have a chance too, but the withdrawal from the last counting event of Swede Peter Hanson - he is now certain of his

second cap - has reduced the number of world ranking points on offer. That leaves USPGA runner-up Lynn and Dubai Desert Classic winner Cabrera Bello hoping that a victory in Scotland this weekend might persuade Olazabal to pick them, as was the case for Edoardo Molinari two years ago. Taking into account his great cup record and his third place finish in the last major of the season, Poulter looks certain for one wild card and, as things stand, uncapped Colsaerts appears favourite for the other one ahead of three-time major winner Padraig Harrington. After four birdies in the final six holes took Garcia to an eighth PGA Tour title, but first for four years, he said: “It was nice to pull through. “It’s great - I think there were a lot of things going on. Winning is always nice and it means quite a bit.” Garcia won twice in his home country late last season and added pointedly: “Sometimes it hurts to hear people not giving enough credit to some of those wins because they’re in Europe.

“Fortunately, I know how much they mean to me and I know how difficult they are. They really helped a lot. “But I can definitely still play better. There’s still some shots that I need to get better at.” What made his latest success different was that he hired a local caddie for the week - something he intends to keep on doing for a while. “Sometimes I feel like I depend too much on them. Instead of making a decision myself I would wait for the caddie to make a decision for me and then maybe I don’t feel comfortable with that,” he said. “Don’t get me wrong , not all my decisions were good this week, but I was pretty much 100 per cent committed to most of them.” Regular caddies usually receive 10 per cent of winning cheques, but Garcia, who picked up $936,000, said the situation was different on this occasion. “Obviously he’s not going to get what a normal caddie would get because his job was fairly easy. He’ll be happy with whatever he gets, I’m sure he will.”


Wednesday, August 22, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL


AEL ready to write history against Anderlecht By Nemanja Bjedov AEL Limassol are only one step away from qualifying for the UEFA Champions League and over the two legs in the play-off qualifying round they will have to beat Belgian champions RSC Anderlecht to progress into the group stage of the competition. “Anderlecht are a very good team with plenty of Champions League experience; however, we are only interested in qualifying for the group stage of the competition and we will take the next two games as they come,” said AEL’s manager Pambos Christodoulou. This is AEL’s first meeting with Belgian opposition, but Anderlecht have played three previous knockout ties against Cyprus teams, winning them all. The latest win came in the 2000/01 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round, when they beat Anorthosis Famagusta

Kick-off capers affect Spanish programme THIS season’s third round of Primera Division fixtures will be staggered over 10 different kick-off times, the Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) have announced. Four matches will take place on Saturday, September 1, with five more the following day and Real Betis hosting Atletico Madrid on Monday, September 3. The weekend kicks off with Celta Vigo taking on Osasuna at 4pm local time (3pmBST) on the Saturday, followed by Real Zaragoza v Malaga, Deportivo La Coruna v Getafe and then Real Mallorca v Real Sociedad, kicking off at two-hour intervals. Sevilla travel to Rayo Vallecano for an 11am BST kickoff to begin Sunday’s action, with Athletic Bilbao facing Real Valladolid at 3pm BST and Levante against Espanyol two hours later. Barcelona and Real Madrid are in action at home later that evening, with Granada at the Bernabeu for an 6.50pm BST kick-off and Valencia the visitors at the Nou Camp at 8.30pm BST. Monday’s clash at the Estadio Benito Villamarin gets under way at 8.30pm BST. The Primera Division schedule has already proved controversial this season, with widespread opposition to the new 11pm (10pm BST) kickoff time for some games. Manuel Pellegrini yesterday claimed his Malaga side have been treated unfairly after they were allocated that slot for Saturday’s home game against Mallorca, ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League play-off clash with Panathinaikos. “We play on Saturday at 2300 hours, will end at 1:30am and on Tuesday we play in the Champions League,” he said. “Let’s see if another Champions League team plays at 2300 on a Saturday, 48 hours before playing in the Champions League. We’ll see if Real Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia have the same treatment and play at that time.”

4-2 at home then drew 0-0 in Cyprus. “I think that the progression will be decided in the second game. What I expect from my players is to represent the club as best they can and, should we manage to advance to the group stage, that would be a historical success,” said Christodoulou, whose team is hoping to succeed APOEL as the giant killers of the Champions League.

APOEL THE MODEL Compatriots APOEL sprang a succession of surprises in last term’s Champions League by progressing from the second qualifying round all the way to the quarter-finals. “We are proud of what APOEL achieved last season and we want to try and replicate their success. The first goal is to reach the group stage and we will take it from there,” Christodoulou said. “Everyone knows that we are a team

who play very aggressive football and that our defensive line is very strong, too. Statistically speaking, we actually had the best defence in Europe last season. My philosophy is that the defence starts from our attack.” While Christodoulou’s team have yet to concede a goal in four qualifying matches so far, they face their toughest test in the Belgian outfit. For one thing, Anderlecht manager John van den Brom will be able to count on Olivier Deschacht for this important European away match. The defender is back after being sidelined with an injury two weeks ago. In addition to Deschacht, Osama Hawsawi and Davy Roef will also be joining the line-up. The game is scheduled to kick-off this evening at 9.45pm at Nicosia’s GSP Stadium in Nicosia with the Serbian referee Milorad Mažić in charge, while the return leg will be played next Tuesday at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.

Christodoulou’s men are only one step away from qualifying for the Champions League

Conte confident that he will win his match-fixing appeal Certain he will be at Juve helm for Serie A opener By James Cann ANTONIO Conte is confident his 10-month suspension will be overturned in time for him to take charge of Juventus at the start of the Serie A season. Conte and his assistant Angelo Alessio were handed lengthy bans by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) for allegedly failing to report two incidents of match-fixing while in charge of Siena. Technical director Massimo Carrera has assumed control of first-team affairs but after appearing in court to appeal the verdict on Monday, Conte believes he will be back at the helm as the Italian champions begin their title defence against Parma on Saturday. In an interview with the Gazzetta dello Sport, he said: “If I was offered just a three-month ban today, my answer would be no. “I fully agree with the judges that a 90-day suspension would not be a fair punishment because the right amount of days should be zero. I didn’t do anything wrong, or neglect to report what I knew. “I’m convinced (the judges) will weigh up the evidence and, with due diligence, avoid any injustice. I have a clear conscience, but I cannot say the same about those who threw mud at me. “My presence in the court-

Antonio Conte (above) and his assistant Angelo Alessio were handed lengthy bans by the Italian Football Federation for allegedly failing to report two incidents of match-fixing while in charge of Siena room was a show of respect. I’ve taken this process seriously and listened carefully to my lawyers. “Therefore I’m staying calm and I’m confident that I’ll be on the bench for our game against Parma.” Conte’s legal team, comprising lawyers Giulia Bongiorno, Antonio De Rensis and Luigi Chiappero, sought to discredit key witness Filippo Carobbio during Monday’s appeal hearing.

The former Siena defender accused Conte of being involved in match-fixing while the pair worked together at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. Conte added: “Carobbio continued to change his statement like a chameleon, tailored to what (prosecutor Stefano) Palazzi wanted to hear. He changed his story one last time, coincidentally three days before my initial hearing.” Carobbio alleged that

Conte instructed his squad to try to fix games against Novara and Albinoleffe during his pre-match teamtalks. He added: “Would I have been so stupid to leave myself open to blackmail from 25 players? “The same Carobbio refers to my speech as ‘intense and highly motivating’. And after motivating them all he reckons I said ‘anyway, let’s fix this’. What planet is he on?

“You have to understand my relationship with the team, I’m not friends with the players and the roles are separate. They are always in awe of me. It’s an intense relationship but with a functional goal. “Off the pitch everybody has their own life. That’s why this kind of thing would never reach me and that’s how it will always be.” The outcome of Conte’s appeal is expected to be announced today.

CYPRUS MAIL Wednesday, August 22, 2012



Buttner moves to United

Sinclair closing in on City switch SCOTT Sinclair appears to be closing in on a move to Manchester City after the Barclays Premier League champions tabled a formal offer for the Swansea winger. The 23-year-old has informed Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins and manager Michael Laudrup he has no desire to sign a new deal at the Liberty Stadium, and with his current contract set to expire next summer he was always likely to be sold. City have long been the favourites to sign the former Chelsea man and Press Association Sport understands they have firmed up their interest by making a bid, believed to be in the region of £5million. And Swansea first-team coach Alan Curtis admitted a move to the Etihad Stadium was looking increasingly likely for Great Britain Olympic forward Sinclair, who scored in the thumping 5-0 win at QPR on Saturday. Curtis told BBC Sport: “He’s not really interested in signing a new contract and I think Man City have made a bid. “So it’s just a matter of time now before it happens and it’s good for both parties.” While Sinclair is set to head through the exit door, Laudrup’s recruitment drive is continuing. Celtic’s South Korea international Ki Sung-yueng is discussing terms with Swansea after the Scottish champions accepted a bid of just over £5million, although the likes of QPR are thought to be waiting in the wings should the Welsh club fail to land their man. Winger Pablo Hernandez is another man Laudrup wants to bring to the Liberty Stadium. The Spain international was left out of the Valencia squad that drew with Real Madrid on Sunday and Swansea remain hopeful a deal can be done.

Wantaway Swansea winger Scott Sinclair

UNCAPPED Dutch defender Alexander Buttner completed his move from Vitesse Arnhem to Manchester United yesterday, signing a five-year contract with the Premier League club. The 23-year-old left back becomes United’s second recent Dutch acquistion following Robin van Persie’s move from Arsenal last week. Manager Alex Ferguson told the club’s website ( “Alexander is one of the best young left backs in Europe and we’re delighted to sign him. “He’s someone we’ve been watching for a while now. He gives us some really exciting options in that position.” Buttner said: “Joining Manchester United is one of the best days of my life. “It’s a team I have admired for many years now and I can’t wait to join my team mates and play my part in helping the club be successful.” The defender was a member of the preliminary Dutch squad for Euro 2012 but did not make the final cut.

Tottenham have sold Sebastian Bassong (above right) to Norwich City, who was the first of a number of sales that Spurs hope to conclude before the transfer window closes next week

Spurs sign Adebayor from Manchester City By Simon Johnson TOTTENHAM Hotspur have signed striker Emmanuel Adebayor from Premier League champions Manchester City on a permanent deal, the London club said last night. The Togo international scored 18 goals in 37 appearances for Spurs last season on loan at White Hart Lane. The clubs were reported by British media to have agreed a deal last month for the 28-year-old, who had been earning about £170,000 pounds a week at City. No financial details of the transfer fee were available but media reports put its value at five million pounds. Adebayor joined Tottenham’s north London rivals Arsenal from Monaco in early 2006 and moved to City in 2009 in the first wave of bigmoney signings by the Manchester club’s Qatari owners. But he fell out of favour when Roberto Mancini replaced Mark Hughes as City manager. He had a loan spell at Real Madrid in early 2011 before joining Tottenham for the 2011-12 campaign. “I am pleased to be signing for Spurs on a permanent basis after finally agreeing my

Bassong goes and AVB is set to offload five more departure with Manchester City,” Adebayor said. “It may have taken longer than expected but I am delighted to be back at Tottenham. I really enjoyed my time here last season and I am hoping we can achieve great things together again.” The move came as Tottenham began a mass clear-out of fringe players yesterday by selling defender Sebastien Bassong to Norwich City. His is among a number of sales Spurs hope to conclude before the transfer window closes next week as David Bentley, Jermaine Jenas and Giovani Dos Santos are also available, while the futures of Michael Dawson and Tom Huddlestone at White Hart Lane are in doubt as well. Dawson and Huddlestone were left out of the squad by new coach Andre Villas-Boas for the club’s first match of the season at Newcastle on Saturday. The decision to omit defender Dawson was all the more surprising because, two days earlier, Villas-Boas said

he would start the season as captain only to hand the armband to William Gallas instead. Both players were injured for a large part of last season, but Huddlestone insisted he was fit to play at St James’ Park and significantly tweeted ‘Respect needs earning before being given#Fact’, before deleting it. The fact he is not challenging for a place in midfield is ominous considering Scott Parker is sidelined with Achilles trouble and Luka Modric is set to join Real Madrid. Dawson now finds himself the fifth-choice centre-half behind Gallas, new signing Jan Vertonghen, Younes Kaboul and Steven Caulker. Huddlestone and Dawson are believed to be out of favour due to Villas-Boas preferring faster, more agile players to make his pressing game work. The midfielder is now expected to leave on loan, with Stoke favourites for his signature, while Dawson is wanted by Queens Park Rangers.

Rangers have also been looking at Gallas and Jermain Defoe but it appears they are now part of VillasBoas’ plans. Spurs have been trying to off-load Bentley, Jenas and Dos Santos permanently for the last few transfer windows but have only succeeded in sending them out on loan. They still hope to find a buyer for the trio, who cost £26.7million between them, by the end of the month, while Danny Rose is also set to leave on loan with Sunderland hoping to sign him. However, they found a buyer for Bassong as Norwich were keen to strengthen their defence following the 5-0 defeat to Fulham on the opening day of the season. It is believed the Carrow Road club will have to pay around £5.5m for the Cameroon international, who has two years left on his contract. The 26-year-old’s time at the north London club was effectively over before Villas-Boas replaced Harry Redknapp as coach in the summer. Bassong has started just 33 League games since joining from Newcastle for £8m in 2009 and spent the second half of last season on loan at Wolves.

‘More to come from Eden Hazard’ ROBERTO Di Matteo yesterday backed Eden Hazard to get even better for Chelsea following the £32million man’s stunning Barclays Premier League debut. Hazard made a dream start to life in England’s top flight during Sunday’s opening 2-0 win at Wigan, claiming two assists inside the opening seven minutes at the DW Stadium. And Blues fans today will be able to see the 21-year-old’s home debut when Reading visit Stamford Bridge. Reflecting on Hazard’s performance on Sunday, manager Di Matteo said: “He left his mark on the game. “In pre-season, he showed that kind of quality in training. Now, in the Premier League, hopefully there’s more to come from him.” “He was certainly targeted, but I don’t think there was any malicious intent by the Wigan players. “It’s just difficult to mark players like that.”

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Fergie wants RVP’s powers maximised Van Persie’s strengths under-used in Everton clash By Carl Markham


Pietersen’s contract wrangles with the ECB have been ongoing all summer

Pietersen urged to face up to ‘sad situation’ KEVIN Pietersen holds the key to whether he ever plays for England again, England coach Andy Flower said yesterday. The South Africa-born batsman’s omission from England’s defence of their ICC World Twenty20 crown, and the squad to face his native country in five one-day internationals and three Twenty20s this month and next, was confirmed yesterday morning. Andy Flower confirmed too that, until Pietersen speaks face to face with his England and Wales Cricket Board employers and management, no progress can be made for his possible re-integration into the team in any format. England are understood to be significantly concerned about the exact content of text messages Pietersen sent to opposition players during the drawn Test against South Africa at Headingley. They reportedly included derogatory references to his Test captain Andrew Strauss - and when Pietersen did get round to apologising for them, as the ECB requested, he acknowledged they were “provocative”. Flower yesterday made it clear the text messages are not the only issue in a “very sad situation”. That situation also resulted in Pietersen being dropped for the Lord’s Test - lost on Monday by 51 runs, as England went down 2-0 in the Investec series to South Africa and also conceded their world number one status to those opponents. Pietersen’s contract wrangles with the ECB - specifically over his initial wish, since retracted, to play a full Indian Premier League season next year at a time when England have Test match obligations - have

been ongoing all summer, and brought his retirement from all international limitedovers cricket three months ago. That position has also been revised, but many fear that at the age of just 32, Pietersen may effectively have called time on his England career. It was no surprise yesterday morning that he was left out of both England’s final 15 to defend their Twenty20 title in Sri Lanka next month, and the 14 names to take on South Africa before then. The squads were also notable for Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad’s absence from the forthcoming ODIs - starting in Cardiff on Friday - to give him a short rest before a packed schedule ahead. Moments after they were announced, Flower voiced his regret that Pietersen had effectively made his position in the England team untenable. “It’s a very sad situation for everyone involved,” he said. “He played superbly at the last Twenty20 World Cup, but the circumstances that exist at the moment mean he can’t be selected for us.” England’s diary is packed, and Pietersen should be busy playing for Surrey for the remainder of the season. But it is understood there is a will on the part of the ECB to arrange a face-to-face meeting, and it is thought Strauss and Pietersen may be considering doing so next weekend. Flower added, however: “Let me be clear this is not just an issue between the captain and Kevin ... There are unresolved issues that have reared their heads in recent weeks, and they have to be resolved before there is any way forward.”

anchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson wants to see his team play more to the strengths of new recruit Robin van Persie after the Dutchman’s debut ended in defeat at Everton. Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini was the outstanding player at Goodison Park and scored the only goal with a powerful header early in the second half. Van Persie appeared as a second-half substitute and Ferguson rued the former Arsenal striker’s new teammates not involving him as much in the danger areas as he had wished. “We were a wee bit disappointing in terms of finishing off the approach play we had,” Ferguson said. “We played around him (Van Persie) too much, we didn’t show enough penetration.” Ferguson is waiting for good news on the defensive front after Monday night’s 1-0 setback. A back four featuring only two recognised defenders Nemanja Vidic, who had not played since December, and Patrice Evra, whose future has been questioned over the summer - suffered at the hands of a rampant Fellaini. But Ferguson did not believe a weakened backline had contributed significantly to United’s first opening-fixture loss since 2008. While it is unlikely the injured Jonny Evans and Rio Ferdinand will be available to face Fulham at Old Trafford this weekend, Ferguson hopes to see some progress. “I don’t think any will be fit for Sunday,” he said. “Hopefully Evans is getting near to be able to start. With a good week’s training it will bring him on a bit and in a couple of weeks he will be okay.” Winger Antonio Valencia was deployed at right-back by Ferguson, while midfielder Michael Carrick was posi-

Everton’s Fellaini caused United all kinds of problems and scored the only goal in the Monday game tioned alongside Vidic in the centre. Fellaini caused United all kinds of problems and had it not been for the excellence of goalkeeper David de Gea the visitors would have been well behind by half-time. Ferguson was more concerned by his team’s lack of a cutting edge, especially when he introduced £24million striker Van Persie for the last 22 minutes. Ferguson told MUTV: “With Robin in your team you know you want to use his ability against centre-backs in situations he is very good at - but we didn’t use him enough. “There were a couple of moments: I thought Danny Welbeck maybe was pushed (by Phil Jagielka in the first half) as he went in the box that was a big moment. Tom Cleverley’s shot was saved by Jagielka on the line in the second half. “We had these kind of moments but I’m not criticising the team, they worked well and played some great football.

“It’s difficult here, you have the crowd influencing the referee all the time and it makes it difficult for you.” Everton manager David Moyes celebrated his first opening-game win for five seasons, but insisted that hardly meant they had succeeded in shrugging off their tag of being perennial slow-starters. “We haven’t started seasons well and even this result doesn’t tell you you have started the season well,” Moyes said. “Just as if we had lost we wouldn’t say we had started the season badly. “I’ve tried absolutely everything to try to get off to a good start, so we tried something different this year. “I am really pleased because they performed ever so well and got a great result.”

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