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Fires brought under control

Man arrested for allegedly burning shrubs ahead of Larnaca fires By George Psyllides

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IRE-fighters late yesterday afternoon brought under control a large blaze in Limassol, the last in a string of fires that started on Sunday, prompting the evacuation of two villages. “All fires are under full control and strong ground forces remain in the area to guard against potential re-ignition,” fire service spokeswoman Lisa Kemidji said last night. “They will remain there for as many days and nights as necessary.” Authorities have arrested 57-year-old man in connection with one of the fires near Hirokitia, in the Larnaca district, that burned some 13 square kilometres of wild shrub. Police said the man, who was remanded in custody for three days, is thought to have tried to burn wild shrubs. Fanned by strong winds and helped by the high temperatures, several fires broke out across the Republic over the weekend - some bigger than others - stretching forces to the

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limit. Yesterday, dozens of firefighters from various services, aided by eight aircraft, 20 fire engines, and several excavators, managed to bring under control a large blaze near the village of Vouni, which had forced authorities to order its evacuation in the morning. But a change in the direction of the wind took the fire away from Vouni with residents staying put, though on high alert. Authorities said the Vouni fire started near the road and the circumstances were still under investigation. For one resident it was pretty simple: fires do not start on their own. “But there must be imprisonment … 20-30 years, end of story,” he said. The fire started on Sunday with crews fighting through the night to bring it under control. It re-ignited yesterday morning, aided by the strong winds blowing on the island in the past couple of days. “The good thing is that the helicopters were able to drop water. They could

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Fire-fighters battling the fire at Kato Drys, one of the villages that had to be evacuated

THE boy wizard Harry Potter is all grown up and now, it seems, so are his fans. Or is Prince Harry the people’s favourite? Harry has jumped to the top of the most popular boys’ names in England and Wales, leapfrogging Oliver and Jack to claim the top spot for the first time, according to official statistics. Another first-timer at the top of the most popular girls’ names was Amelia, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for births in 2011, ahead of Olivia and Lily. But there was bad news for Harry’s older brother the Duke of Cambridge, with William falling from seventh in 2010 to 10th in the year of his marriage to Catherine Middleton, who could only sneak herself into the top 100 girls’ names at number 57 by shortening her name to Katie. Her sister Pippa also failed to dent the top 100 despite capturing the country’s imagination in that dress at the Royal Wedding. JK Rowling’s fictional hero Harry Potter was written as a children’s book series but also has a large adult following, perhaps accounting for the rise in popularity for the name that came third in 2010. “Whether it was inspired by Prince Harry or Harry Potter, we don’t know,” an ONS spokesman said.


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TODAY: Mainly hot and sunny, with thickening afternoon cloud over the mountains. Temperatures will reach 37C inland, 36C in the south and east, 33C in the west and 28C over higher ground OUTLOOK: Remaining hot and sunny YESTERDAY:

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TWO FOREIGNERS drowned and a third is believed to have died as a result of substance abuse in the last two days in the tourist resorts of Paphos and Ayia Napa. A 42-year-old tourist from Russia drowned off the coast of Paphos on his second day of holiday on the island yesterday morning. According to Paphos police spokesman Nicos Tsappis, the Russian man lost consciousness at around 10am while swimming in the sea close to the Tombs of the Kings in the Chlorakas area. He was pulled out of the water and rushed to Paphos general hospital where doctors confirmed his death.

The 42-year-old arrived in Cyprus on Sunday for a holiday with his wife and 11-year-old son. They were due to leave on August 24. Tsappis noted that there have been “many drownings” at the specific beach where the Russian tourist lost his life. “There are warning signs regarding the dangers of the sea there,” he added. On Sunday morning, a 30-year-old Romanian man found unconscious by friends and relatives at Nissi Beach in Ayia Napa, is believed to have drowned after entering the water drunk. At around 9am, the 30-year-old, who was in Cyprus with a working permit, was found unconscious and rushed to Famagusta general hospital where doctors confirmed his death. State pathologist Eleni Antoniou

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conducted an autopsy on the body yesterday where she confirmed death by drowning. According to sources, the man had consumed large quantities of alcohol with friends and cousins before entering the water. In a separate alcohol-related death in the tourist resort of Ayia Napa, a 20year-old man from Britain died in his tourist apartment yesterday morning. According to Antoniou, the British tourist who had consumed quantities of alcohol and possibly other substances went to lie down on the balcony of his apartment at around 7am. Friends brought him inside and laid him down on the apartment floor where he died soon after. Antoniou will carry out an autopsy on the 20-year-old today.

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Yet another accolade for silver medalist CYPRUS’ first-ever Olympic medal winnercum national hero Pavlos Kontides yesterday received yet another accolade when he was presented with the House of Representatives emblem. Addressing the ceremony at the parliament building, House Speaker Yiannakis Omirou said that in these difficult times Kontides’ achievement sends a message of hope, confidence, courage and optimism. It encourages everyone, he noted, particularly the younger generation, to overcome existing problems,

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Pensioner saved from burning flat AN 85-year-old man remained in a critical condition yesterday at Larnaca general hospital after inhaling toxic gases in his flat where fire-fighters saved him from being burnt alive. According to police, at around 3.15 yesterday morning the fire service received a call alerting them that the pensioner’s first floor flat on Spyros Kyprianou Avenue was alight. When fire-fighters arrived at the scene, they evacuated the building immediately. Larnaca police spokesman Christos Andreou said firefighters received information that a pensioner was still in his flat. They entered the flat, where they found the 85-year-old in his bed choking in smoke. He was rushed to Larnaca hospital’s intensive care unit where he remains in a critical condition. The fire is believed to have started due to an electrical device short circuiting, said Andreou, noting that the pensioner’s flat was destroyed completely as a result.

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Fires threatened villages

Fires broke out in Larnaca and Limassol districts (Continued from front page) not do that last [Sunday] night,” a resident told state television. In total it burned around four square kilometres of wild shrub. On Sunday, authorities were forced to evacuate the Larnaca communities of Skarinou and Kato Drys which had been threatened by a raging blaze that started near Hirokitia. Authorities suspect the fire was started by a 57year-old man trying to burn wild shrub in a field

between Kato Drys and Hirokitia. “According to testimony and findings on the scene, the owner tried to burn wild shrub,” said Larnaca police spokesman Christos Andreou. “Due to the strong winds the fire spread, burning 13 square kilometres of wild vegetation and small trees.” Four people - two members of the civil defence and two firemen - sustained light injuries during the effort to put out the blaze.

Woman’s would-be saviour was stabbed in stomach A 30-YEAR-OLD man was stabbed in the stomach shortly after reprimanding his assailant for shouting at a woman on Sunday in a Limassol parking lot. At around 5pm, the 30-year-old was attacked in the parking lot by a man with whom he had just had words over the latter’s argument with a woman. The assailant started his attack using fists to hit the 30year-old but then using a sharp object injured the 30-yearold in the stomach. The attacker left the scene on foot with the woman in question. He is described as being of medium build, around 1.70m to 1.75m in height The 30-year-old was taken for surgery to the Limassol general hospital where he was kept in for treatment.

President Demetris Christofias visits fire-fighters in Skarinou (left). Onlookers view the fire in Kato Drys (above) Andreou said they are looking into some claims made by the suspect. The evacuation order was given at 9pm with the blaze some 500 metres away from the first houses. Residents were asked to assemble at the parking lot of a nearby supermarket where they were offered a meal while arrangements were being made for them to stay at hotels if necessary. However, using excava-

tors, fire-fighters managed to create firebreaks eliminating the danger two hours later. President Demetris Christofias who visited the area commended the firefighters for their selfless efforts. A separate fire in Ayios Sylas, Limassol, burned some two square kilometres of wild vegetation, olive and carob trees. The blaze also killed a number of unspecified

dogs, which were housed in private dwellings. Though big, the scale of destruction of the fires was nowhere near that of other cases in the past couple of decades. On June 29, 2007, Cyprus saw one of the biggest, and fiercest forest fires in the island’s modern history devour 12 square kilometres of forest in the Saittas area on the Troodos mountain range. And in the same month

seven years earlier, four days of raging fires destroyed some 50 square kilometres of pine, olive, carob, and shrub-covered mountains in the Limassol and Larnaca districts. Again in June, but this time in 1995, a large blaze broke out on the Pentadaktylos mountain range burning some 80 square kilometres of forest and agricultural land. It also burned 25 and damaged another 21 houses.

Discoverer of the Titanic and Bismarck comes to explore Eratosthenes sea mountain off Paphos THE AMERICAN exploration vessel Nautilus has arrived on the island as part of an expedition to explore the Eratosthenes seamount, off the island’s south-western coast. On board the Nautilus, anchored off the coast of Paphos, is oceanographer Robert Ballard, and a team of geologists, marine biologists and oceanologists. Ballard is known for the discoveries of the wrecks of RMS Titanic in 1985 and Nazi battleship Bismarck in 1989 but

there are also other notable discoveries. “I am very lucky, I have made many discoveries - 70 in total,” he said. “I am more known for the discovery of the Titanic but I don’t think this was my most important discovery.” Ballard said his most important find were the hydrothermal vents on which microorganisms were created “We explore everything, we go where no one else has gone,” he said. Mission chief Katherine Croff Bell said

the scientists on board the Nautilus use three remotely operated vehicles - Hercules, Argus, and Echo - used to explore the seabed. “We explored the Eratosthenes seamount (100 kilometres off the coast of Cyprus) two years ago and found fluid possibly containing methane, a kind of hydrocarbon, but currently we are not here for energy,” she said. Nautilus will be in the area for two weeks and people can follow the trip on the internet.


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Inquiry announced into diplomat’s role Ieronymides joins the growing list of officials forced to stand down By Stefanos Evripidou THE cabinet yesterday decided to launch an investigation into the involvement of the head of President Demetris Christofias’ diplomatic office in a potential multimillion euro Chinese investment at the old Larnaca airport, as the public service commission (PSC) officially terminated Marios Ieronymides’ posting at the Presidential Palace. Following a cabinet meeting at Christofias’ holiday home in the village of Kellaki, it was announced that the foreign minister would appoint an investigating officer to look into the affair. The name of the officer, who must be a ministry permanent secretary, is expected to be known next week. Earlier yesterday, the PSC said it had decided to terminate the posting in accordance with the relevant provisions of existing public service legislation. Ieronymides, Cyprus’ former ambassador to China, handed in his resignation last Friday, after daily Politis reported that he had accompanied Chinese investor Yang Qi - sole shareholder of Far Eastern Phoenix (FEP) - at a signing ceremony with airports operator Hermes on March 23, 2012, of the 19-year lease of the old airport. He also escorted Yang Qi

to two other high-level meetings with Cypriot officials. The paper said his wife, Tatiana Ieronymides, served as co-director of FEP for three years, resigning on March 17, 2012, six days before the signing. The government said it was caught unawares by the revelations. While Ieronymides claimed no wrongdoing, he acknowledged that his presence at the meetings was not appropriate and submitted his resignation. However, as a civil servant, the formal method for removing him as director of the president’s diplomatic office is through a decision by the PSC, duly taken yesterday. Ieronymides will return to the foreign ministry for work. Ruling AKEL leader Andros Kyprianou yesterday told state radio that Ieronymides’ presence at those three meetings went beyond the call of duty and was “unacceptable and unethical”. He added to those voices calling for an investigation to clear up the matter. He attempted to put distance between the diplomat and Christofias, saying he had no doubt that Ieronymides was not acting on the instructions of the president. “These matters can be cleared up in a very simple manner through a process

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Officials in trouble: Marios Ieronymides (above), Akis Papasavvas (bottom left) and Andreas Moleskis

of investigation,” said Kyprianou. The AKEL leader berated those rushing to criticise Ieronymides and the president before knowing all the facts, saying these critics were trying to harm investment prospects for the country and the government’s economic policy ahead of next February’s presidential elections. Meanwhile, Politis yesterday ran an article listing the five Christofias-appointed officials linked with alleged scandals in the last four years. The first top official to step down under the Christofias government was the former director of the office of the president, Vasos Georgiou, who resigned after private TV station Antenna reported that his office allegedly sought favourable treatment for six National Guardsmen in July 2010. In October 2010, a Politis article forced deputy attor-

ney-general Akis Papasavvas to return €17,000 to the state after claiming the money from the health ministry for teeth implants received in the private sector. In May 2011, the Supreme Court annulled the 2008 appointment by cabinet of Costakis Christoforou as head of the Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC), citing faults in the hiring procedure. Politis writes that the presidential palace had plans to re-appoint him following the proper procedures but gave up on them when Politis raised questions regarding his academic credentials. In June 2011, former head of Cyprus’ EU Presidency Secretariat Andreas Moleskis resigned over questionable hiring practices in June 2011, after Politis revealed he had hired his daughter’s 29year-old boyfriend for an EU presidency job on a salary of €119,000.

Praise for Cyprus’ EU presidency By Stefanos Evripidou CYPRUS HAS proved its doubters wrong by doing an “excellent job” in the first six weeks of its EU presidency, said Deputy Foreign Minister for Greece Demetris Kourkoulas yesterday. Kourkoulas came to Cyprus for meetings with Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou Marcoullis and Deputy Minister for European Affairs Andreas Mavroyiannis and was due to leave yesterday. Speaking after his meetings, Kourkoulas said the EU presidency was “in good hands” at a very crucial period for the EU in the long-term. The deputy minister said he was “really proud because with the efforts of Cyprus and Greece’s help, Cyprus is now at the helm of the EU Council”. “What makes me even happier is that the first six weeks of the Cyprus presidency have proven that it is doing an excellent job,” he added. Kourkoulas said during the next few months, the EU will be at a “crucial turning point”,

noting that Cyprus’ positive handling of the presidency was a “blessing” at a time when decisions taken now will determine the future of the EU in the years to come. He noted that Greece’s positions were “in line” with those of Cyprus on many issues facing the presidency, adding that his country counted on Cyprus’ support on various issues that will take centre stage in the coming months, including the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) “which is of great interest to us”, he said. Marcoullis said the two examined in detail a number of issues high on the agenda of both countries, including the MFF, economic growth and the enlargement prospects of the Western Balkans and Iceland. Marcoullis briefed Kourkoulas on her recent visit to the Balkans and exchanged views on issues concerning the EU and Turkey, concentrating on Turkish provocations and the EU candidate country’s refusal to cooperate in any way with the Cyprus EU presidency.

A picture of two of the four suspects police want to question

Police seek help to find hooligans ANORTHOSIS FC will play their next three European games behind closed doors and pay €50,000 as punishment, after their fans invaded the pitch and caused the abandonment of a fixture last week, European football authority UEFA has ruled. At the same time, police yesterday released the photos of four men who invaded the pitch seeking the public’s help to track them down. Anyone with information should contact Larnaca CID or call 1460. Five individuals have already been arrested. Five police officers were injured during Thursday night’s troubled match between Anorthosis and Georgian side Dila Gori for the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round. Violence erupted when towards the end of the game, and with Anorthosis trailing 3-0, Cypriot fans began pouring onto the pitch.

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Legal chief proposes chemical castration for child molesters Attorney-general calls for changes to punishment of sex offenders of young By Elias Hazou AT T O R N E Y- G E N E R A L Petros Clerides has proposed chemical castration as a means of protecting society from convicted child molesters. In an interview with daily Politis, published yesterday, Clerides said such a measure could prevent paedophiles who are released from jail from repeating their sexually deviant behaviour. He went on to suggest the drafting of a legal framework governing penalties and post-release restrictions on paedophiles, including a sex offenders’ register and “possibly chemical castration”. Chemical castration is the administration of medication designed to reduce libido and sexual activity. Unlike surgical castration, where the testicles or ovaries are removed through an incision in the body, chemical castration does not actually castrate the person, nor is it a form of sterilisation. However, such legislation would have to come from either the justice ministry or parliament. The issue of sex offenders resurfaced after the recent rape in Larnaca of a 10-yearold Palestinian boy by a man already facing charges of sexual abuse of minors. The 37-year-old suspect is to stand trial in October. Studies have shown that men who sexually assault boys are among the most recidivist (or habitual) crimi-

nals. Commenting on Clerides’ proposal, the chairman of the House legal affairs committee Ionas Nicolaou (DISY) said he welcomed the idea, but added that lawmakers would have to study the application of the measure in other countries due to human-rights concerns. The attorney-general also proposed making child molestation a statutory offence, with tougher sentences. He did not clarify whether he was talking about voluntary or forcible chemical castration. Chemical castration is generally considered reversible when treatment is discontinued, although permanent effects in body chemistry can sometimes be seen, as in the case of bone density loss increasing with lengthy use of medications. Chemical castration involves the administration of anti-androgen drugs. When used on men, these drugs can reduce sex drive, compulsive sexual fantasies, and capacity for sexual arousal. Life-threatening side effects are rare, but some users show increases in body fat and reduced bone density, which increase long-term risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. They may also experience other “feminising” effects such as gynecomastia (development of larger than normal mammary glands in males), reduced body hair, and loss of muscle mass. Chemical castration is

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Famous computer scientist Alan Turing was forced to undergo chemical castration for being a homosexual practised in varying degrees and ways in different countries. In some, voluntary chemical castration is provided in exchange for reduced prison sentences. In Poland, some rapists and paedophiles are forced to undergo chemical castration under legislation passed in 2010. South Korea introduced mandatory chemical castration for convicted paedophiles last year and Moldova has voted to implement compulsory chemical castration for some sex offenders after July. The Moldova law makes chemical castration compulsory for those who abuse children under the age of 15. It has been criticised by the Council of Europe’s Antitorture Committee (CPT) which said that, as a matter

of principle, anti-androgen treatment should only be given “on a voluntary basis and following a thorough psychiatric and medical assessment”. “As with any medical treatment, the prior free and informed written consent of the person concerned should be obtained. These individuals should be able to withdraw consent at any time. No person should be put under pressure to accept anti-androgen treatment,” the council said in a statement. Amnesty International also criticised the Moldova law, a spokesman for the group saying it was “tantamount to torture”. In the United Kingdom, back in March some 100 prisoners and former inmates agreed to voluntary

Attorney-general Petros Clerides also suggested a sex offenders’ register and post-release restrictions chemical castration as part of a pilot scheme. On April 30, 2010, a man in the UK found guilty of attempting to murder a 60year-old woman in order to abduct and rape her two granddaughters, agreed to undergo chemical castration as part of the terms of his sentence. In the United Kingdom, computer scientist Alan Turing, famous for his contributions to mathematics and computer science, was a homosexual who chose to undergo chemical castration in order to avoid imprisonment in 1952. At the time, homo-

sexuality was still illegal and considered to be a mental illness that could be treated with chemical castration. Turing experienced side effects such as breast enlargement and bloating of the physique. He died two years later, with the inquest returning a verdict of suicide, although recent research has cast doubt on this result. In 2009, the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, issued a public apology for the British government’s “appalling” actions, after an online petition seeking the same gained 30,000 signatures and international recognition.


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Action still not taken on air safety advice Seven years after Helios, no sign of promised changes By Elias Hazou THE ‘FLIGHT Safety Foundation South East Europe - Middle East - Cyprus’ has expressed concern that, seven years after the Helios air disaster, not all recommendations pertaining to the deadly crash have been implemented. In a written statement yesterday, the foundation said no action has yet been taken with regard to what it views as one of the more important flight safety recommendations - the promised restructuring of the department of civil aviation (DCA). The foundation is a nonprofit regional organisation affiliated to Flight Safety Foundation based in the United States. “The transformation of the department of civil aviation into an independent authority would result in greater autonomy and flexibility vis a vis decision-making, but would also allow for longterm planning and the more effective handling of flight safety as well as the other activities of the DCA,” the statement said. “Since 2006 when the Cabinet took the relevant decision to reorganise the DCA various attempts have been made to implement that recommendation, but over the last few years the matter has been put on ice for reasons that are beyond our understanding,” the foundation noted. It went onto add that all the other recommendations pertaining to international organisations and to Boeing have since been implemented, “despite the great costs involved”.

CYPRUS TODAY Mass vehicle theft POLICE ARE on the search for two cars, two motorbikes and a quad bike stolen in the last ten days in the Nicosia district. A 45-year-old man reported to police that his silver Volvo type S80 with registration number KKA332 went missing from a public space where it was parked in Nicosia sometime between August 7 and August 12. Also, a 33-year-old man reported that thieves had made off with his €2,000 PGO model GMAX125 motorcycle with registration plates KQN151 sometime between 12.30am and midday on Sunday. Meanwhile, a mechanic reported that perpetrators stole a number of tools, a car worth €14,000, a quad bike worth €8,500 and a motocross bike worth €3,000 from his garage in Deftera between August 3 and 13.

Cars damaged in deliberate attacks POLICE were yesterday investigating a bomb explosion at a car sales lot in Nicosia and a car arson in Limassol. At around 1.10am, a vehicle parked in an Ayios Dhometios, Nicosia, car sales lot exploded, also causing damage to nearby cars. Police investigators who examined the scene concluded that an explosive device had been planted in the boot of the car, owned by a 50-year-old man. Only three hours later, the car of a 33-year-old Limassol resident was set alight. According to police, the owner’s neighbour heard a bang at 4am, rushed out of the house and saw the car masked in smoke. He extinguished the fire using a garden hose but not before it damaged the car’s front tyre and wing. Investigators confirmed that the fire was yet another case of arson in the coastal city.

Today is the seventh anniversary of the Helios crash which killed 121 On August 14, 2005, 121 people were killed when a Helios Boeing 737 crashed into the mountainside of Grammatiko, north of Athens, en route to Prague. Most victims were holiday makers from Cyprus. The subsequent air crash report found the direct causes to be the non-recognition by the pilots that the cabin pressurisation mode selector was in the manual position during the pre-flight checks, incapacitation of the flight crew due to hypoxia, resulting in the continuation of the flight via the flight management computer and the autopilot, depletion of the fuel and engine flameout, and the impact of the aircraft with the ground.

However the report also listed latent, or underlying causes. These included the operator’s deficiencies in the organisation, quality management, and safety culture, the regulatory authority’s [DCA] diachronic inadequate execution of its safety oversight responsibilities, inadequate application of crew resource management principles, and ineffectiveness of measures taken by the manufacturer in response to previous pressurisation incidents in the particular type of aircraft. Last December the four defendants in the Helios criminal trial were cleared of all charges; the Attorneygeneral has appealed the court’s decision. A report compiled by a committee of inquiry and released late last year found that seven members

of DCA were criminally liable for the disaster, mostly on the grounds of dereliction of duty. That report’s findings are not judicially binding. In 2006, a year after the Helios crash, the European Commission voiced grave misgivings about the state of civil aviation. At the time officials of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) carried out an on-site inspection in Cyprus. In a report compiled shortly after, they concluded that DCA had still failed to comply with around twothirds of EASA’s recommendations. Today a memorial service for the 121 victims will be held in Paralimni, while a group of relatives will travel to Greece to attend a memorial at a chapel built at the crash site of Grammatikos.

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Indian independence day THE INDIAN High Commission will be holding a flaghoisting ceremony tomorrow to celebrate the 65th anniversary of India’s independence. The ceremony starts at 8.30am and following the hoisting of the flag, the address to the nation by the country’s president will be read out. All Indian nationals along with their families are invited to join the celebrations and kindly asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the starting time.

Paphos thieves steal cash and jewellery A Paphos resident reported to police that €100,000 worth of jewellery was stolen from her home over the weekend. The 38-year-old woman told police that the break-in took place between the hours of 5pm on Saturday and 11am yesterday. Police collected evidence at the scene for forensic testing. According to Paphos police spokesman Nicos Tsappis, a second burglary took place in Paphos at a pensioner’s home on Sunday night while the 72-year-old was home with his family. At around 10pm, as the 72-year-old sat with family members in his living room, thieves stole €2,100 in notes from his bedroom, plus various pieces of jewellery.

Wanted for questioning POLICE ARE on the lookout for 18-year-old Ioakim Philippides from Georgia to help with investigations into cases of theft and causing malicious damage in a Nicosia parking lot between August 7 and 8. Police are calling on anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Nicosia CID, or their nearest police station or call 1460.

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Vatican orders butler Gabriele to stand trial

Brit voters believe coalition will fold before next election

Second man also to be tried for role in leaks case

MORE than half of British voters believe the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government will collapse before 2015, when the next election is due, an opinion poll showed yesterday. The coalition has endured a difficult year, faced with a shrinking economy and a surge in disagreements between the two parties over policies such as political reform and Britain’s relationship with the rest of Europe. Speculation that the coalition, formed in 2010, may break up was supported by an online ICM poll for the left-leaning Guardian newspaper which found 54 per cent of voters think the coalition will not survive into 2015. About one in 10 predict a split before the end of this year and only 16 per cent expect the two parties to govern together, as planned, to the May 2015 election. Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and his Liberal Democrat deputy Nick Clegg insist their parties will see their term through in order to complete what they came together to

By Philip Pullella and Naomi O’Leary THE Vatican yesterday ordered Pope Benedict’s former butler to stand trial for leaking documents alleging corruption in the Holy See, revealing the involvement of a second Vatican employee and details of secret nocturnal meetings with a reporter. A complex 35-page document on a scandal which has rocked the Holy See since butler Paolo Gabriele was arrested last May showed that the butler saw himself as an “infiltrator” of the Holy Spirit who wanted to clean up the Roman Catholic Church. The indictment, which could lead to the most spectacular

Carlo Fusco, lawyer of pope’s personal butler Paolo Gabriele, speaks during a news conference at the Vatican trial in the Vatican in 40 years, said computer expert Claudio Sciarpelletti would also stand trial on lesser charges of aiding and abetting a crime. Sciarpelletti, who worked in the Vatican’s most important office - the Secretariat of State - was a close friend

of Gabriele and investigators found a sealed envelope in his desk containing material published in a book based on the leaks. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi downplayed Sciarpelletti’s role, saying he had spent only one

Norway killer ‘could have been stopped’ THE bomb attack by Norwegian Anders Breivik could have been prevented and his gun massacre stopped earlier, according to an official report into the tragedy. The domestic intelligence service could also have done more to track down Breivik, it said. Breivik, 33, bombed the government’s HQ in Oslo, killing eight people, before killing 69 more at a youth camp. He is currently awaiting sentencing. While noting that the attacks “may be the most shocking and incomprehensible acts ever experienced in Norway,” the 500-page report by a government commission said the bombing “could have been prevented” if already adopted security measures had been implemented more effectively. Breivik was able to park a van with a bomb

just outside his high-rise target before driving another car to the Labour Party’s youth camp on Utoya, unhindered. The report said that a car bomb scenario “at the government complex and several co-ordinated attacks have been recurring scenarios in threat assessments as well as for safety analyses and exercise scenarios for many years.” The police response was also slowed down by a series of blunders, including flaws in communication systems and the breakdown of an overloaded boat carrying a police anti-terror unit. Meanwhile, Norway’s only police helicopter was left unused, its crew on holiday. Breivik’s shooting spree lasted for more than one hour before he surrendered to police.

Two firefighters killed in taming Spanish blaze TWO firefighters have died battling a wildfire in the Spanish province of Alicante. Meanwhile hundreds were evacuated by boat to escape a fire raging on the Canary Island of La Gomera. The killer blaze is believed to have started when a car

broke down then caught fire after its bonnet was lifted. It was one of half a dozen raging throughout Spain. Nearly 1,000 tourists and island residents were evacuated by boat from the western island town of Valle Gran Rey on La Gomera island,

next to Tenerife, after fears fires in surrounding hills could engulf the town. A further 3,000 people were at the port waiting to see how the fire developed. The blaze, thought to have been brought under control last week, rekindled on Friday.

night in jail in May and had been suspended from his job but not fired. If convicted, he would get “a light sentence,” Lombardi said. He said the investigation was only partially closed and would continue for “other people who appear to be involved in these crimes.” The long indictment offered clues to Gabriele’s motives and state of mind. He told investigators he had acted because he saw “evil and corruption everywhere in the Church” and wanted to help root it out “because the pope was not sufficiently informed”. In another section he was quoted as telling investigators that after he started copying documents and leaking them, “I reached the point of no return and could not control myself any more”. He continued: “I was always interested in intelligence and in a way I thought that in the Church this role belonged to the Holy Spirit, and in a certain sense I saw myself as its infiltrator.” Lombardi said a trial would not be held before the end of September.

do - slash a budget deficit that was around 160 billion pounds, more than 11 per cent of GDP, at the time of the 2010 election. The Conservatives, with 305 seats in the 650-seat lower House of Commons, far outweigh the Lib Dems with 57 seats, though both lost ground to opposition Labour in mid-term local elections. Analysts say that a coalition split could be catastrophic for the Lib Dems, whose popularity has sunk furthest since 2010, because it could trigger an election in which they would expect to be punished for giving in to the Conservatives on totemic policies. Cameron has staked much of his own political capital on the success of his coalition. Pulling the Conservatives out of it would put his own job in danger and raise the risk of an election in which the Labour opposition could make big gains. Most commentators say the two parties would do best to stay together until 2015 and hope the economy improves enough by then to claim their policies are responsible.


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World

N. Korea, China in business talks

WORLD TODAY Gunship search UGANDA said yesterday the pilot and four crew of a Somalia-bound Ugandan attack helicopter that made an emergency landing in Kenya had been rescued, but two other gunships and 10 crew members were still missing in the same area. Ugandan troops form the backbone of the African Union (AU)force (AMISOM) fighting Islamist militants in Somalia. The air force said on August 7 it was deploying transport and combat helicopters to Somalia to add muscle to the force. The AU force, which includes Kenyan, Burundian and a handful of Djiboutian troops, is planning an offensive on Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayu, a hub for the al Qaedaaligned al Shabaab rebels.

Kim’s uncle visits Beijing in the latest signal reclusive state bidding to revive economy By Jack Kim NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s uncle and the man seen as the power behind the young and untested dictator went to Beijing yesterday in the latest signal the reclusive state is looking seriously at ways to revive its broken economy. The official KCNA news agency said Jang Songthaek was visiting China, the North’s only major ally, to discuss setting up joint commercial projects and comes after leader Kim recently told Beijing his priority is to develop his impoverished country’s decaying economy. “A delegation of the DPRKChina Joint Guidance Committee Monday left here for Beijing, China to take part in the third meeting of the committee,” KCNA said. DPRK is short for the North’s official name: the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. “It was headed by its DPRK

side Chairman Jang Songthaek who is a department director of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea.”

‘JOINT PROJECTS’ KCNA said the meeting is to discuss the joint economic projects in Rason on the North’s east coast, and in Hwanggumphyong, an area on the border between the two countries that is yet to be developed. The dispatch gave no details about the projects or who else was in the delegation. The visit by Jang, who has long advocated economic reforms in one of Asia’s poorest states, follows growing speculation Pyongyang and its new leaders want to bring changes to the way the economy is managed. The two countries have planned to develop a new industrial district on the Yalu River that runs along their border, but the construction of

a new bridge that will be part of the project has been suspended because of disagreements on how to proceed. China is believed to be wary of pursuing a major new commercial venture with North Korea at a time of its own leadership transition and as Pyongyang continues to defy calls to divert scarce resources away from arms development programme. South Korea is the only other partner in commercial development in the North, with an industrial park just north of their heavily-fortified border the site of factories where about 120 South Korean firms use cheap local labour to make goods. But South Korea’s Hyundai conglomerate has learned a harsh lesson of the risk of doing business with the North, when it had its assets it built in the Mount Kumgang resort on the east coast frozen, after the shooting death of a visitor in 2008 that led to the suspension of tours there.

SA miner killed Jang Song-thaek (above) is the uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and the man seen as the power behind the young and untested dictator (EPA)

Australia set to reopen PNG detention centres AUSTRALIA hopes to reopen refugee detention centres in the Pacific islands nations of Nauru and Papua New Guinea under a new plan to deter refugee boats from reaching Australia and prevent sinkings of overcrowded boats en route. Prime Minister Julia Gillard said she would also hold more talks with Malaysia about a stalled people-swap deal and will consider boosting Australia’s annual refugee intake as a compromise to break a deadlock over asylum policy. Refugee policy is an emotive subject in Australia, even though the country receives only a small number of the world’s asylum seekers each year. The UN refugee agency said Australia received 11,800 asylum claims in 2011, compared with 441,000 globally. The new plan was announced yesterday after a report said 964 asylum seekers had died since 2001 while making the dangerous sea journey to Australia. The policy is a major shift for Gillard and a win for the conservative opposition, which has long pushed for the government to reopen a detention centre on Nauru and abandon its planned refugee-swap agreement with Malaysia. Former conservative prime minister John Howard set up detention centres on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island and in Nauru under his Pacific solution, which aimed to deter people smugglers and remove automatic access to Australia for those who are granted refugee status. Manus Island was closed in 2004, while former Labour prime minister Kevin Rudd shut down the Nauru detention centre shortly after he won power in late 2007.

A WORKER was killed yesterday in renewed violence between rival unions at a South African mine operated by world number three platinum producer Lonmin, the head of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said. The killing follows the murder of two security guards on Sunday by an enraged mob that attacked a facility at Lonmin’s Western Platinum operation. The violence is part of a turf war between the NUM, which has long been the labour giant in South African mining, and the upstart Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU).

Guru arrested AN Indian guru known to millions from a television show on Hinduism and yoga was arrested at a protest against corruption near the parliament yesterday, putting pressure on a Congress Party-led government trying to revive its political fortunes. Amid the sounds of conch shells, police took Baba Ramdev to a waiting bus after the bearded guru called for political change.

ELECTRICITY AUTHORITY OF CYPRUS INTERRUPTION OF SUPPLY The Electricity Authority of Cyprus announces that electricity supply will be interrupted between 08:00 to 13:00 on Thursday 16th of August 2012 in the following areas: Astromeritis SINCE IT IS NOT CERTAIN THAT THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY WILL BE INTERRUPTED THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE OF THE PERIOD STATED, INSTALLATIONS IN ALL PREMISES MUST BE REGARDED AS BEING “ALIVE” DURING THESE HOURS. We regret any inconvenience which may be caused by the interruption of supply, but this is necessary due to work on the high voltage system.


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World

Syrian jet crashes in flames, cause unclear

Egyptian tribal leader, son killed in gunmen attack

State media say crash due to technical problems

A GROUP of armed men shot dead a tribal leader and his son yesterday in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula on the border with Israel, a security source said, as violence escalated on the sixth day of a military crackdown on militants in the area. “Tribal leader Khalaf AlMenahy and his son were shot dead by militants on their way back from a conference organised by tribal leaders to denounce militancy,” said the security source in Sinai. The attack occurred during a security sweep that began on Wednesday after the killing of 16 Egyptian border guards on August 5, which Egypt blamed on militants. The military operation is the biggest in the region since Egypt’s 1973 war with Israel. Lawlessness has been growing in Sinai, a region awash with guns and bristling with resentment against Cairo, since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in an uprising last year. Parts of northern Sinai have been controlled by Bedouin tribes since police deserted the area during the uprising.

By Hadeel Al Shalchi A SYRIAN warplane crashed in flames in eastern Syria in disputed circumstances yesterday as President Bashar alAssad’s forces pursued their drive to quell rebels in Aleppo and elsewhere. State media said technical problems had caused the crash and a search was under way for the pilot who had ejected from the aircraft during a “regular training mission”. Hours earlier, rebels said they had shot down a plane in the same area and an opposition activist who said he was in the northeastern town of Mohassen posted a video of a fighter jet bursting into flames while under heavy ground fire. The video could not be independently verified. Meanwhile, Reuters journalists have seen fighter jets firing rockets at rebel-held villages and districts in the northern city of Aleppo, the main battle front in Syria so far this month. Fawaz Zakri, a member of the opposition Syrian National Council visiting rebel fighters in Aleppo, urged outside powers to send arms and ammunition to help Syrians defend themselves. “We are not asking for tanks or artillery launchers. We need anti-aircraft weapons and rockets so that we can stop this takeover by the As-

A handout picture released by the Syrian opposition’s Shaam News Network allegedly shows destroyed army tanks in the Atareb area of Aleppo on August 11, 2012 (AFP) sad army and daily shelling,” he said, toting a black rifle near frontlines in the Saif alDawla district. Saudi Arabia and Qatar are believed to be paying for weapons reaching rebels via Turkey, while the United States and Britain say they are stepping up non-lethal assistance. Assad’s main military suppliers are thought to be Russia and Iran. Four civilians lay dead in a nearby street in Saif al-Dawla, next to the bitterly contested Salaheddine district. All were victims of army sniper fire, the rebel Free Syrian Army said. Syria’s uprising began in March last year with peaceful demonstrations for change, inspired by Arab revolts elsewhere. Assad’s violent re-

PKK say they kidnapped MP KURDISH militants said yesterday they were behind the kidnapping of a Turkish opposition lawmaker and that increased military operations after his abduction at the weekend were putting his life at risk. Clashes between the army and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is waging an armed campaign for autonomy in southeastern Turkey, have risen sharply in recent weeks ahead of Wednesday’s 28th anniversary of the start of the conflict. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has said PKK attacks are directly linked to the war in neighbouring Syria, where Ankara says a PKK-linked group now controls some border areas. PKK fighters seized Huseyin Aygun of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on Sunday on a road in the Ovacik district of Tunceli province, which he represents in parliament, the local governor’s office said. Aygun “was detained by our guerrillas,” Firat News, a website close to the PKK, cited the group’s leadership as saying in a statement. It said the Turkish army launched operations in the Ahponos Valley in Ovacik after Aygun’s kidnapping. “This operation is placing Huseyin Aygun’s life in danger. The CHP and the public must be aware of this, and operations must be halted,” the statement said, according to Firat.

World powers mull food prices meet LEADING members of the Group of 20 nations are prepared to trigger an emergency meeting to tackle soaring grain prices caused by the worst U.S. drought in half a century and poor crops from the Black Sea bread basket. France, the United States

and G20 president Mexico, will hold a conference call at the end of August to discuss whether an emergency international meeting is required, aiming to avoid a repeat of the 2007/08 food price spike that triggered riots in poorer countries in 2008.

sponse spawned an insurgency, plunging Syria into a civil war in which more than 18,000 civilians, soldiers and rebels have been killed, opposition sources estimate. More than 50 Syrians, including 39 civilians, were killed across the country on Monday, according to an opposition watchdog, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Daily death tolls have ranged far higher than this in recent weeks. Meanwhile, the relentless conflict and disagreements among big powers and regional rivals have foiled diplomatic efforts led by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, who resigned in frustration. The United States and Turkey indicated at the weekend

they would consider ways of helping the Syrian opposition, with a no-fly zone among many options, and preparing for a post-Assad era. Russia and China firmly oppose outside military intervention in Syria, not that Western powers have until now shown any stomach for any Libyastyle air campaign or other overt action. China said it would host Assad aide Bouthaina Shaaban today and consider separately inviting opposition figures as part of efforts towards resolving the crisis. Syria’s ambassador to Iran said Damascus would welcome dialogue with opposition groups, as long as Assad supervised the talks - making them a non-starter for rebels.

Another source close to militants in Sinai said hundreds of them had held a secret meeting on Sunday night to discuss their response to the killing of five Islamist militants by Egyptian soldiers earlier on Sunday. “They agreed that the reaction will be harsh,” the source said. The military crackdown in the Sinai peninsula is seen as an early test for Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi a moderate Islamist elected in June- to prove he can rein in the militants whose activity near the border worries both Egyptians and Israel. Mursi dismissed two top generals on Sunday, quashing a military order that had ruled the transition period after Mubarak and curbed Mursi’s presidential powers. Last week, he fired North Sinai’s governor and Egypt’s intelligence chief. Mursi’s critics say the Islamist leader risks being seen as soft on jihadists because he is from the Muslim Brotherhood. SEE OPINION PAGE 11

A motorbike burns after a raid by Egyptian security forces on the village of el-Jurah in north Sinai on August 12, 2012


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Business Google to cut 20% of Motorola workforce

More cuts to save Greece bailout in the pipeline

MOTOROLA Mobility, which was bought by Google Inc for $12.5 billion (8 billion pounds), will cut 20 per cent of its workforce and shut nearly a third of its offices worldwide, Google said yesterday. "These changes are designed to return Motorola's mobile devices unit to profitability, after it lost money in fourteen of the last 16 quarters," Google said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. "While lower expenses are likely to lag the immediate negative impact to revenue, Google sees these actions as a key step for Motorola to achieve sustainable profitability."

Q2 GDP contracts 6.2 per cent year on year

OTHER CHARGES The Internet search company expects to take severancerelated charge of up to $275 million mostly in the third quarter, it said in the filing. Google, which expects to record the remaining severance-related costs by the end of 2012, said it could also incur other related restructuring charges mainly in the third quarter. The company said it could not currently predict the amount of these other charges but added that they could be significant. "Motorola is committed to helping them (the employees) through this difficult transition and will be providing generous severance packages, as well as outplacement services to help people find new jobs," the Google spokeswoman said. The world's No.1 search engine agreed to buy Motorola Mobility last year, aiming to use Motorola Mobility's patents to fend off legal attacks on its Android mobile platform and expand beyond its software business.

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GREECE'S economy shrank 6.2 per cent on an annual basis in the second quarter, a slump expected to persist as the government scrambles to nail down billions in additional cuts to keep international bailout funds flowing. Currently in its fifth consecutive year of economic depression, Greece is suffering record unemployment with nearly one in four Greeks without a job, undermining efforts to meet revenue targets and reduce the budge Athens is keen to convince eurozone partners and the International Monetary Fund of its will to bring an economic adjustment plan back on track before asking for modifications and more time to spread out the pain of more cutbacks. But the fiscal drag caused by the pursued austerity policies coupled with liquidity constraints and lingering uncertainty is likely to keep recessionary headwinds in full force. "We project GDP to contract by 7.1 per cent in 2012 and by 2.4 per cent in 2013, on the back of further significant declines in disposable incomes, rising unemployment and plummeting investment activity," Eurobank economist Theodore Stamatiou said. Greece's jobless rate has

Greek Agriculture bank employees shout slogans on August 8, 2012 during a protest in the centre of Athens already climbed to 23.1 per cent, with nearly 55 per cent of those aged 15 to 24 out of work, a desperate situation that fed into the popularity of anti-bailout parties in elections earlier this year. The three-party coalition government that emerged after two rounds of polls is working to nail down 11.5 billion euros of savings and plans to revive a labour measure targeting 40,000 public servants for eventual dismissal. Without the additional savings the government's budget will still show a primary deficit of 1 per cent of GDP in 2014, well short of a targeted 4.5 per cent surplus to help stabilise debt.

The second quarter preliminary gross domestic product (GDP)estimate, released by statistics service ELSTAT on Monday, was based on seasonally unadjusted data and follows a 6.5 per cent GDP decline in the previous quarter. Think tank IOBE expects the economy to shrink 6.9 per cent this year, a bleaker outlook than estimates by the Bank of Greece and the OECD earlier this year, which project a contraction of 5.0 to 5.3 per cent, respectively. ELSTAT did not provide detailed estimates on the GDP components - consumption, capital investment, exports and imports - in the second quarter.

"It's not a major surprise, we knew the Greek economy was continuing to struggle, but hopefully it's some sign that the rate of decline is starting to bottom out," said Chris Williamson, chief economist at London research firm Markit. Greece is behind targets and structural reform benchmarks agreed with international lenders who are demanding full implementation before official funding resumes. Inspectors from the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank troika have backed an assessment of Greece's performance and will report back in September on whether it deserves

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to get more payments under the 130-billion-euro rescue package. Weak spots where Greece has failed to deliver as planned include public sector job cuts, reductions in staterun pension benefits, the settlement of nearly 7 billion in state arrears and proceeds from privatisations. The government changed the leadership team at the privatisation agency aiming to speed up the asset sales programme which fell far below a target of more than 3.6 billion euros. Public administration reform, renewed emphasis on curtailing tax evasion are also part of the reforms agenda.

StanChart in talks to settle Iran laundering probe

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BRITISH bank Standard Chartered is trying to reach an early settlement over charges it hid $250 billion of transactions tied to Iran, backing down under pressure from U.S. regulators and shareholders. Despite chief executive Peter Sands's strong denial of the charges levelled by New York's Department of Financial Services (DFS), the bank's U.S. legal team has got as far as discussing a settlement figure with regulators ahead of a Wednesday showdown with the DFS head Benjamin Lawsky, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. Investors say their preferred option would be for the bank to bite the bullet and achieve an early resolution, rather than engage in a battle that could involve countersuits from the bank. "Ultimately, they will all wheel their wagons around and, whatever happens, Standard Chartered is going to get a fine," one of the bank's largest 25 investors told Reuters. "For banks to sue regulators is a really bad idea - a really, really bad idea." Lawsky ordered the bank to explain why it should not lose its New York banking licence at the hearing scheduled for Wednesday. While Sands also fiercely objected to Lawsky's description of Standard Chartered as a "rogue institution", the bank appears willing to put its frustrations to one side in pursuit of an early settlement, as the loss of the licence would effectively cut off direct access to the U.S. bank market. Standard Chartered could be forced to pay a fine of up to $1 billion to settle the charges, analysts

The HQ of Standard Chartered Bank in London on August 7, 2012 (AFP) said last week, though there has been speculation that this figure could be higher to assuage the New York regulator. The bank is awaiting information on whether executives will be required to attend, and Sands remains in Britain, a source close to the situation said. Shares in Standard Chartered were up 0.9 per cent at 1,339 pence at 1310 GMT on hopes of an early resolution that would take away the uncertainty of a

damaging legal dispute and potentially higher fine. "It looks like, rather than fight this in the courts, they're looking to resolve this, hopefully ahead of Wednesday," said Investec analyst Vivek Raja. The settlement talks could still collapse, and the hearing could also be postponed to allow more time for negotiation. The bank is already cooperating in a separate probe dating to 2010 that includes the U.S. Justice Department and the Manhattan district attorney. That investigation is aimed at determining whether Standard Chartered violated U.S. sanctions laws. Talks on a settlement have been taking place separately from the state discussions. A settlement with federal officials could also result in a multi million-dollar fine. Officials for the Justice and Treasury departments and the Manhattan district attorney either weren't available for comment or declined to comment. Lawsky's order had quoted communications between Standard Chartered officials concerning the potential reputational and legal threats to the bank if it kept doing business with Iranian clients. Lawsky's department and Standard Chartered declined to comment. Faced with similar accusations, some banks prefer to settle quietly. Barclays Plc, Credit Suisse Group, Lloyds Banking Group, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and ING Bank NV had agreed in prior years to settlements totalling nearly $2 billion into how those banks allegedly processed money or assets tied to sanctioned countries.


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Municipalities should use crisis to seek independence FOR SEVERAL months now mayors of the wider Nicosia area have been warning that their municipalities were fast running out of money. The drastic reduction of the state subsidy to local authorities, combined with the establishment of six new municipalities meant a smaller amount was distributed among more recipients. Inevitably, the over-staffed and inefficient municipalities of Nicosia cannot make ends meet; things are slightly better for the municipalities of coastal towns as they have revenue from tourism. Some mayors warned that they would not be able to meet their financial obligations in a few months, while the Ayios Dhometios mayor warned yesterday that his municipality would not be able to pay its 79 workers at the end of this month. The president of the Union of Municipalities, Alexis Galanos, has been trying to draw attention to the cash shortage for a couple of months now, but his warnings have fallen on deaf ears. Interior Minister Eleni Mavrou at least responded on a morning radio show yesterday saying that the government could not afford to give more financial help to the municipalities. It is incredible that the political parties which, together, created the ridiculously high number of municipalities, so there could be more mayors, more councillors and more jobs for their supporters, do not want to know, now, about the consequences of their decisions. The answer to the problem is to reduce the number of municipalities by 50 to 70 per cent, but as this will not happen in the foreseeable future, local authorities must find new ways of generating cash. Unfortunately, the only way to do this is through the imposition of new taxes, which will not make mayors and councillors very popular among their voters. The alternative is to cut wages and jobs because state funding might be further reduced over the next two years. A combination of taxation, wage reductions and job cuts is the only way for the municipalities to remain viable, while also limiting dependence on central government, which, as paymaster, has excessive power over local authorities and makes a mockery of the idea of local democracy. The decision of 2002 - supported by all the parties – to abolish the professional tax collected by municipalities and compensate them with more state money was a big mistake. That revenue was lost and the government now refuses to pay the equivalent amount (about €10 million) to municipalities. This is why it is essential for local authorities to use the current financial problems to become more independent of the state. If it means cutting jobs and imposing taxes, it must be done, because the state funding situation will be worse next year.

Egypt’s formerly powerful military outmanoeuvred Comment Gwynne Dyer

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gyptian President Mohamed Mursi’s spokesman did not mince words. He said that the “retirement” of all the senior military commanders in the country represented the completion of the Egyptian revolution. And guess what? The rest of the officer corps accepted Mursi’s decision. Even as the spokesman was announcing that Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the Defence Minister, and General Sami Anan, the army chief of staff, were being retired, state television was showing other military officers, Generals Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi and Sidki Sobhi, being sworn in by President Mursi as their successors. You could not ask for clearer evidence of the Egyptian officer corps’ collective decision to accept the results of last year’s popular revolution and the subsequent election that brought Muhamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood to power. Especially since the heads of the air force, air defence system and navy were removed from their posts at the same time. Tantawi, 76 years old and defence minister for the past 20 years, was probably surprised to find himself practically alone in trying to sabotage the newlyelected civilian government. He was chosen by former dictator Hosni Mubarak to keep the military on top, and he worked hard for that goal. However, most Egyptian military officers are between 30 and 50 years younger than him, and they see the world differently. Egyptian military officers are a privileged caste who enjoy a far better living standard than other government employees of comparable education and skills, but nobody (at least for the moment) is trying to take that away from them. So if their lifestyle is secure, why risk it all by attacking an elected government and bringing the mobs back out into the streets? Egyptian officers are also, in most cases, patriots who want to see their country become a prosperous, honestly run place.

Egypt President Mohamed Mursi (C), military council head Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi (L) and armed forces chief Sami Anan (R) attend a military ceremony on July 9, 2012 They knew very well that the old regime (whose remnants, like Tantawi, still controlled all the senior military posts) had failed dismally in that regard. Many were reluctant to let an Islamic party like Mursi’s take full control of the country even though the voters chose it, but they now seem willing to take the chance. Just two months ago it looked like game, set and match to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), led by Field Marshal Tantawi, which was essentially the old regime minus its former head, Hosni Mubarak. Only 48 hours before the results of the presidential election were to be announced last June, the Supreme Constitutional Court (whose judges were all appointed by the old regime) issued a decree dissolving the parliament that was elected eight months ago. They said the rules on the eligibility of candidates had been misinterpreted in some districts, but their real aim was to get rid of a parliament where the Islamic par ties had won most of the seats. Then, as the presidential votes were being counted and it was becoming clear that Mursi would win, the SCAF issued de-

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military intelligence, for failing to forestall the atrocity. Mowafi’s post made him one of the most powerful men in the country, but nobody wanted to defend him after such an abject failure of intelligence. He went quietly – and by this action Morsi had successfully asserted his right to remove military commanders despite the SCAF’s June decree to the contrary. The most important political skill is remembering your ultimate objectives, but biding your time until some passing event creates an opening for getting what you want. When the officer corps did not resist Mowafi’s dismissal, Mursi knew that he could win a head-on confrontation with Tantawi and his cronies. They knew it too, and so they went quietly. Egypt now has a democratically elected civilian government that exercises real control over both domestic and foreign policy for the first time in its history. What Mursi will do with that power remains to be seen, but he has certainly won the chance to use it.  Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries

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Britain passes the Poor Law Amendment Act, thus abandoning the centuries-old system of outdoor relief by which parishes looked after their poor and replacing it with the workhouse.

Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash will have talks about the Cyprus problem at the United Nations in New York at the end of September. No date has been set for the meeting between Denktash and Secretary General Javier Perez de Cueller, whose last set of proposals for reuniting the divided island were turned down by the Greek Cypriots last year.

1941 Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter, a joint declaration of common principles in Anglo-American policies to be followed in the post-war period.

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crees that gave it the sole right to call a new parliamentary election and to write the constitution under which it would be held. It also stripped the incoming president of any right to control the armed forces, and in particular to appoint or dismiss military officers in senior jobs. Mursi refused to recognise the legality of these decrees, but he did not openly confront the military either. He just waited for the military high command to make a really embarrassing mistake – which it duly did. Islamist fanatics had taken advantage of Egypt’s revolution, which distracted everybody’s attention from keeping the militants under control, to create bases in the Sinai peninsula, near the country’s border with Israel. On August 5, they attacked an Egyptian border post and slaughtered 16 guards. In their own fevered imaginations, they were justly killing collaborators who were hindering true Muslims like themselves from making attacks on Israel. In the minds of most Egyptians, they had murdered 16 innocent young Egyptian men whose only crime was serving their country. Mursi seized the opportunity to dismiss General Murad Mowafi, the head of

At the start of The Troubles, British troops are sent to Northern Ireland to restore law and order and support the government.

1979 In Britain, former government Minister John Stonehouse, who faked his own death, is released from prison after serving three years for theft, fraud and deception.

2003 Massive power failures cause chaos across the eastern United States and Canada, hitting cities such as New York and Ottawa.

35 years ago, Sunday 14 August 1977 Greek Prime Minister Giorgos Karamanlis has suggested the opening of a serious dialogue between Greece and Turkey to settle the disputes which separate the two countries. He made the statement in an interview with the Review of the Two Worlds publication.

45 years ago Monday 14 August 1967 Turkey yesterday made it clear that it rejects any solution to the Cyprus problem which provides for Enosis and that it will take the required action to counter any such move. Commenting on the statement made by Greek Minister Colonel George Papadopoulos, Turkish Foreign Minister Ihsan Cagalayangil said Turkey’s rejection of Enosis was well-known “especially to Greece and the Greek Cypriot Administration.”


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Greenland ice is more resistant than feared

NASA said last month that almost the entire surface of Greenland had been thawing in a rare warm spell

Lack of historical data is a problem for scientists studying Greenland GREENLAND’S ice seems less vulnerable than feared to a runaway melt that would drive up world sea levels, according to a study showing that a surge of ice loss had petered out. “It is too early to proclaim the ‘ice sheet’s future doom’” caused by climate change, lead author Kurt Kjaer of the University of Copenhagen wrote in a statement of the findings in Friday’s edition of the journal Science. An examination of old photos taken from planes revealed a sharp thinning of glaciers in north-west Greenland from 1985 to 1993, the experts in Denmark, Britain and the Netherlands wrote. Another pulse of ice loss in the area lasted from 2005 to 2010. The discovery of fluctuations casts doubt on projections that Greenland could be headed for an unstoppable meltdown, triggered by manmade global warming. Greenland contains enough ice to raise sea levels by 7 metres (23 ft) if it all thawed. “It starts and then it stops,” Kjaer told Reuters of the ice losses. “This is a break from thinking that it is something that starts, ac-

celerates and will consume Greenland all at once.” However, Kjaer noted that the ice sheet did not get bigger in the pause between the pulses of ice loss. He said satellite data of Greenland’s ice only dated back to about 2000 and the use of aerial photos had extended the records of the remote Arctic region back another 15 years. The cause of the surge in ice loss in the 1980s was unclear but might have been linked to a shift in ocean currents. The underlying cause of a change in currents was unknown. NASA said last month that almost the entire surface of Greenland had been thawing in a rare warm spell that it said might happen only once every 150 years. And an iceberg twice the size of Manhattan recently broke off the Petermann glacier, to the north of the area studied by Kjaer’s team. Lack of historical data is a problem for climate scientists studying Greenland and the far bigger Antarctic ice sheet, which would raise sea levels by about 60 metres if it ever all melted.

The U.N. panel of climate scientists says manmade emissions of greenhouse gases, mainly from burning fossil fuels, will cause ever more floods, droughts, heatwaves and rising seas. It projected in 2007 that sea levels could rise by 18-59 cms by 2100. Many experts since then have projected bigger rises and U.N. SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki-moon once said seas could gain up to 2 metres this century in the worst case. Kjaer said experts would have to be cautious in projecting an acceleration of sea level rise, now at a rate of about 3 mm a year or 30 cms over a century. Sea level rise is a threat to people from New York to London, from Bangladesh to Kiribati. The Danish-led team of scientists also published data in May indicating that ice in the south-east of Greenland had shrunk in a previous warming period in the 1930s. They now had a database of 160,000 photos of Greenland, including U.S. surveys in the 1940s. “That’s something to be working with,” Kjaer said.

Nature soaking up more greenhouse gases and brakes warming OCEANS and land have more than doubled the amount of greenhouse gases they absorb since 1960 in new evidence that nature is helping to brake global warming, a study showed. “Even though we have done very little to decrease our emissions, the Earth continues to lend us a helping hand,” lead author Ashley Ballantyne of the University of Colorado told Reuters. Carbon soaked up from the atmosphere by the seas and by plants and soil on land rose to an estimated 5 billion tonnes in 2010 from 2.4 billion in 1960, according to the findings by his team of U.S.-based scientists in the journal Nature. Over the 50-year period, nature had soaked up 55 per cent of mankind’s greenhouse gas emissions that totalled 350 billion tonnes, mostly carbon dioxide (CO2) from burning fossil fuels, it said. Knowing how nature reacts to rising concentrations of man-made greenhouse gases in the air is vital to understanding climate change, blamed for raising temperatures and more floods, droughts, heatwaves and rising sea levels. The figures were in line with data by the Global Carbon Project, grouping scientists around the world, which put nature’s rising absorption at 5 billion tonnes of carbon in 2010, Corinne Le Quere, cochair of the project, told Reuters. Plants, both on land and in the seas, use carbon to grow. Ocean waters also absorb carbon dioxide. “The Earth is pretty resilient,” Ballantyne said. “The flip side is that if the Earth wasn’t taking up all that CO2 we would be experiencing much more warming over the last 50 years than we have observed.”

‘Himalayan viagra’ harvest under threat FOR DECADES a rare fungus valued as an aphrodisiac and dubbed “Himalayan Viagra” has been a source of income for poor villagers in Nepal’s remote Himalayan foothills. Men, women and children stream into high meadows every year to harvest the fungus called Yarsagumba, which grows from dead moth larvae. High quality specimens fetch thousands of dollars a kilo. But experts say the fungus, found only above 3,500 metres (11,480 feet), is under threat and yields are falling, threatening the livelihood of thousands of people who depend on it for up to 70 per cent of their income. “Over-harvesting, premature harvesting, destruction of the pastureland, and perhaps climate change are the major causes of decline,” said Uttam Babu Shrestha, a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts. “If this continues it could become extinct soon.” Known as Yartsa gunbu in Tibet, meaning summer grass winter worm, the parasitic fungus kills and then grows on ghost moth

larvae in the ground. Although there is no scientific evidence, the small fungus is prized in traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicines as a tonic to increase vigour. During the annual May and June picking season thousands of Nepali villagers journey in mule and yak trains to high pastures to look for the tiny buds that protrude from the ground. Shrestha said villagers who collected several kilos of Yarsagumba 10 years ago now find only a few pieces roughly the size of a potato chip. “This year has been the worst. Many collectors in Dolpa returned without any,” said Shrestha, referring to a region bordering Tibet. The area, where 50,000 people look for the fungus every year, accounts for more than half of Nepal’s annual harvest, which topped 1,170 kilos last year. Chinese demand for the fungus is soaring. Villagers received $6 for a piece of Yarsagumba about the size of a chili this year - twice the amount they received last year.

In Kathmandu, high quality fungus sells for up to $31,000 a kilo, according to traders. Commercial collection of the fungus began some 30 years ago. Nepali villager Tshewang Lama, who lived in a village bordering Tibet, saw how some Chinese army officials in the neighbouring Tibetan town of Taklakot took drops of Yarsagumba as tincture to increase immunity, cure tuberculosis, fatigue, paralysis and cancer. Lama used the fungus to cure his sleep disorder and other ailments and became one of the first gatherers. Shrestha said abandoned trash, open defecation and trees cut for cooking and heating damaged the hills where the fungus grows. “If these are not checked in time the environmental cost will be bigger than its economic benefits,” he explained. Officials said the government collected $132,000 from the export of the fungus in 2011, but analysts said the figures may be low because many villagers sell their crop directly in Tibet without reporting transactions.

Villagers making their way to the harvest region


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BP still paying for spill disaster

Covered in oil: BP struggling to shake off bad image

THE GULF OF Mexico oil spill continues to plague BP more than two years after the disaster as the energy giant has revealed another 847 million US dollar hit to cover rising legal costs. The additional charge for the second quarter brings the total bill for the fatal Deepwater Horizon incident to 38 billion US dollars, BP said. BP is struggling to shake off the reputational blow of the April 2010 Macondo blow-out after recently coming under further fire in a report from a US government safety panel. And the underlying picture at BP is not much brighter, as the company revealed a 24 per cent slide in underlying replacement cost profit to 8.5 billion US dollars in the first half of the year as oil prices fell and maintenance work disrupted production. BP group chief executive Bob Dudley said: “We recognise this was a weak earnings quarter, driven by a combination of factors affecting both the sector and BP specifically.” The group’s production also continues to suffer from

the drilling ban imposed on it in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico spill, while it is also ramping up asset disposals under a programme to sell 38 billion dollars of assets by 2013. It has entered into agreements to sell assets with a value of 24 billion US dollars since 2010. BP’s production of oil and gas, excluding results from its Russian joint venture TNK-BP, averaged 2.27 million barrels of oil per day in the second quarter, compared with 2.46 million for the same period last year, a slide of 7%. Furthermore, the oil giant warned that production is expected to slide lower in the third quarter, , before returning to growth in the final three months of 2012. The group also took a 4.8 billion US dollar hit for writing down the value of a series of assets including US shale gas assets and its decision to suspend the Liberty project in Alaska – an offshore oil field with about 100 million barrels of recoverable oil. BP set up a 20 billion US dollar trust

to cover the costs of claims for the Deepwater Horizon incident, which is included within the 38 billion US dollar provision. BP had paid a total of nearly 8.8 billion US dollars as at June 30 for individual, business and government claims, including payments made by BP prior to the establishment of the Trust. A total of 7 billion US dollars had been paid to individual and business claimants, while federal, state and local government authorities had received 1.4 billion US dollars for claims and advances. BP is facing a bid battle for its stake in TNK-BP, after Russia’s state oil company Rosneft entered the fray just a week after TNK partner AAR confirmed it was interested in extending its stake. Its plans to offload the TNK-BP stake follow a chequered history Russia. An attempt by BP and Rosneft to buy out AAR last year for about £20 billion – as part of an attempt to salvage their Arctic exploration tie-up – was blocked by AAR.

UN climate fund board meeting set Fund designed to help channel up to $100 billion a year in climate finance THE FIRST BOARD meeting of the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF) will be held on August 23 to 25, an official at the fund’s interim secretariat said, five months later than it was originally planned. The fund is designed to help channel up to $100 billion a year in climate finance by 2020 to help developing countries adapt to climate change. However, the fund is an empty shell after last year’s U.N. climate talks failed to make solid progress on sources of finance and the global economic crisis has left rich nations reluctant to commit cash, prompting fears the money may not emerge in time. The board’s first meeting will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, and will start work on the board’s organization and operations and the fund’s first workplan. “We are ready and set to go for the first board meeting on August 23 to 25 in Geneva,” Henning Wuester, senior manager at the fund’s interim secretariat, told Reuters. “We hope to have at least one more meeting before Qatar,” he added, referring to an additional board meeting which could take place after August but before a major U.N. climate conference in Doha starts

on November 26. Disagreements among regional groups of countries about who should sit on the fund’s governing panel delayed the first board meeting from April three times. The panel will have 24 members and 24 alternatives coming equally from both developing and developed countries. The meeting was first pushed back until the end of May after European Union countries disagreed over the allocation of seats to its member states. It was then delayed a second time in May and finally pushed back to the end of August after the fund’s interim secretariat awaited nominations from the Asia, Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean regions. The secretariat finally received the last of those nominations, Wuester said. There were fears that any further delays to the board’s organization could slow the process towards the fund’s launch, which is expected in 2013, as well as run the risk of undermining U.N. climate talks in Qatar. The announcement of the first meeting puts in place the right conditions for countries to start making financial pledges to the fund, said Lies Craeynest, EU economic justice policy

advisor at international development charity Oxfam. However, a second board meeting later this year is the “minimum required” to secure progress towards filling the GCF, she added. “The real work starts now, and board members should commit to getting the fund up and running as soon as possible. Developed countries should help speed up the process and focus minds by pledging $10-15 billion for the Green Climate Fund over the first three years, at the latest by Doha,” she added. One of the key issues for first meeting will be to select the fund’s host country. Germany, Mexico, Namibia, Poland, the Republic of Korea and Switzerland have all made official requests to host the fund. A decision on the host country will be presented to the Doha meeting at the end of the year, the interim secretariat said in a statement on Thursday. “We have no preference for any one country - what matters is what (cash pledge) they put on the table,” Craeynest said. “It is logical that the host country should make the first down payment (into the fund) to show belief in the fund and help secure their (host) position,” she added.

Population growth outside parks puts pressure on species of animals and plants

East Africa’s forests shrink FORESTS in East Africa have shrunk over the past years, especially around the fringes of parks, complicating efforts to protect wildlife and fight climate change, a study showed on Monday. The report indicated that forest cover decreased by about 9.3 per cent overall from 200109 in about 12 nations studied. Losses were biggest in Uganda and Rwanda, while only southern Sudan - which is now the independent country South Sudan - made fractional gains. “The decrease in forest cover is strongest just outside protected areas,” Rob Marchant of theUniversity of York, who co-ordinated the study in the journal PLOS One by experts in Britain,Denmark and the United States, told Reuters. “Outside the parks there is very little legislation to prevent people from chopping down trees for timber or charcoal,” he said. The study concluded there had been “mixed success” for protected areas in East Africa. Population growth outside parks puts pressure on species of animals and plants. Loss of forests contributes to climate change - trees soak up carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, when they grow and release it when they

burn or rot. The losses of forests were high in bands 10 km (6 miles) from parks and other protected areas, where many people were drawn to live by jobs in forest management or tourism. Forest area inside national park boundaries increased by 3.2 per cent overall, thanks largely to successful expansion in Tanzania. Overall, forests in 26 of 48 national parks got bigger or stayed the same size, while they shrank in the remaining 22. Among recommendations to improve management was to get local communities more involved in protecting forests, such as in the Mukogodo Forest Reserve in Kenya. Marchant said the study also showed the difficulties of designing U.N. schemes meant to reward countries for preserving their forests as a way to slow global warming. Such schemes backfire if forest protection in one area simply means that trees are chopped down elsewhere. According to U.N. estimates, the forestry sector, worldwide, contributes about 17 per cent to global warming from human sources, mainly because of deforestation in developing nations.


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Greek) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in 3D, in English) at 8.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm. K-Cineplex (Screen 4) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25pm. Tel: 77778383

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

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

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James Zabiela Spinning his records behind the decks. XS Night and Day Club, Larnaca. August 14. 10pm. €15/20. Tel: 97-885151

George Tsalikis & Nikos Souliotis Popular Greek singer George Tsalikis meets DJ Nikos Souliotis for promise evening of live entertainment. August 15. Bliss Bar, Vrissiana Beach Hotel, Protaras, Paralimni. Tel: 99987896/99-729852

Onirama Popular pop rock band from Greece perform live. August 14. Dolce Club, Amathus Avenue 138, Ayios Tychonas, Limassol. 11pm. Tel: 25-314900 The Ultimate Tribute Show & Dance with Elvis, Elton and Phil Collins Chris King as Elvis Presley, Andrew Oliver as Elton John and Tom Kidd as Phil Collins. Three top tribute acts combine in one amazing performance. August 14. Pentaras Hall, Coral Bay Road, Paphos. 8.30pm. €10. Tel: 99-832538 or book online at www.xciteworld.co.uk.

Other Events Cyprus Services Rambling Club Walk Come and join a beautiful walk: Mesa Potamos Ramble & Picnic. Circular Walk – No buses, 2 Miles, Grade 1. August 19, book by mid-day Wednesday August 15. 10.30 am. Full details of the walk are available on website: www.csrc.ws. Bookings to 99-165995 or email martin.debbie@cytanet.com.cy Talk by Finnish Artist Aino Keinanen As part of the celebrations for Cyprus holding the Presidency of Council of the European Union, Finnish artist Aino Keinanen will be giving a slide talk on her work. August 15.

Cyprus College of Art in Lempa, Paphos. 8pm. Free. Tel: 99-45 2757. www.artcyprus.org

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Paradise Rock Festival A classic rock music festival. August 13-15. Paradise Place – Pomos, Paphos. 9pm. €10 (each day). Tel: 26-342537/99-516932

World Youth Choir Concert A capella concerts with exceptional choral music with works by F. Poulenc, B. Britten, under the baton of conductor Cecilia Rydinger Alin. August 16. Pedoulas Gymnasium. 7.30pm. Free. Tel: 22-463144. www. cyso.org.cy Hot Nuts Rock’n’Roll the Chas & Dave way. August 16. Coral Star Restaurant, opposite Philippos and City Supermarkets, Coral Bay, Paphos. Showtime 8.30pm. €15 including souvla buffet or €10 for show only. Reservations essential - Tel: 99-832538 or book online at www. xciteworld.co.uk. Grigory Leps Russian famous singer performs live. August 17. Dolce Club, Amathus Avenue 138, Ayios Tychonas, Limassol. 9pm. 50. Tel: 25-314900

Exhibition Dimitris Mihlis Solo painting exhibition. Until August 30. Gallery Kypriaki Gonia, 45 Stadiou Street, Larnaca. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm & 4.30pm-8pm. Sunday:11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm. Tel: 24-621109 Nicosia International Airport Solo photography exhibition by Andreas Efstathiou. Until August 30. Is Not Gallery, 11 Odysseus, Chrysaliniotissa, Nicosia. MondaySaturday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Tel: 22-343670 The Area is Sacred Solo art exhibition by Panagiotis Mina. Until September 13. 50-1 Gallery, Limassol. Monday-Friday:

11am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Saturday: 11am-1pm. Tel: 99-522977 Summer Breeze Group mixed media exhibition. Until September 15. Apocalypse Gallery, 30 Chytron Street, Nicosia. MondayFriday: 10.30am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10.30am-1pm. Tel: 22-30000/150 Summer 2012 Group exhibition of paintings and sculptures. Until September 30. Morfi Gallery, 84 Agkyras St, Limassol. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm. Tuesday-Friday: 5pm-8pm.Tel: 25378733. www.morfi.org 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 www.home4cooperation.info/www. ahdr.info

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Our Lady of Nicosia Exhibition about the church of Phaneromeni and it 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 Contemporary art exhibition curated by Re Aphrodite team. The exhibition deals with the unwritten feminine histories of Cyprus and their private and public structure. Until December 30. Ethological Museum – The House of Hagjigeorgakis Kornesios, 20, Patriarxou Grigoriou, Nicosia. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8.30am3.30pm. Wednesday: 8.30am-5pm. Saturday: 9.30am-3.30pm. Tel: 22-305316 AnThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages An exhibition that explores the human form as it is represented in the art of Cyprus from the Neolithic period until today, focusing specifically on depictions of the human face. Until January 18. The Cyprus Museum 1 Special Exhibition Hall, Museum Street, Nicosia. Tel.: 22-865854. www.mcw.gov.cy


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Olympic closing ceremony: Thank you for the music Jen and Justin announce engagement THE actor-and-screenwriter proposed to Jennifer - who he has been dating for just over a year - on his 41st birthday on Friday. Justin’s representative told People magazine: “Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage.” Jennifer’s publicist also confirmed the engagement but no wedding date has been set yet. The couple have been friends for years but only started dating after filming the movie Wanderlust together. This will be 43-year-old Jennifer’s second marriage; she was previously wed to Brad Pitt for five years until they divorced in 2005. Jennifer’s engagement announcement comes four months after Brad and his long-term partner Angelina Jolie - who he raises six children with - announced they are to marry. Justin previously dated Heidi Bivens for 14 years before beginning a relationship with the former Friends star. While Jennifer prefers not to comment on her romantic relationships, she has previously called Justin her “protector” and admitted he has had a massively positive impact on her life.

John Cleese has married for the fourth time THE 72-year-old actor tied the knot with jewellery designer Jennifer Wade, 41, in a private villa on the Caribbean island of Mustique, and John revealed he “fought back the tears” as the happy couple exchanged vows. He said: “I knew from the first moment I met her that this could be something very serious. She is an extraordinary one-off. “I never felt there was anything wrong with the institution of marriage - the only thing wrong was my ability to choose the right person. I couldn’t imagine being with anyone other than Jenny now. And with my record, that’s a pretty remarkable thing to say.” The former model - who met John in 2009 after being introduced by mutual friends - was “overwhelmed” by the intimate affair and admits the pair already felt like they were married before they said their vows. She added to HELLO! magazine: “It was quite overwhelming in a joyful way. We’re kindred spirits. When people see us together, they immediately get it.

Closing ceremony performers

David Smyth AFTER all those medals, it was always going to be hard to bring the focus back from sporting to musical achievement. The Olympic Closing Ceremony, like the Games before it, was equal parts triumph and despair. There were times to punch the air, Muse playing their official London 2012 song ‘Survival’ as though the world was ending g, Fatboy Slim preending, tending to DJ on top of an enormous octopus, the Pet Shop Boys adding some much needed weirdness through the medium of funny hats. There were also times to wipe away a tear. Gary Barlow managed to lead Take That in song just over a week after he and his wife lost a baby.

The three-hour show starred a holograph lograph of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, ury, the Spice Girls and Monty Python’s Ericc Idle Elbow were fabulous, playing their familiar anthem of sporting celebration, ‘One Day Like This’, and a newer one in the same vein, ‘Open Arms,’ as the athletes flooded into the stad stadium to fill a Damien Hirst Union Jack with the c co lours of every nacolours tion. B Bu a te so much Butt af after speculation about the line-up, there was disappointment too too. Kate Bush! No, it’s someon someone playing a Kate Bush CD. David Bowie! Nope, Nop it’s some supermodels stand standing in front of so some photos of hi him. When Ed She Sheeran promised to play ‘Wis ‘Wish You Were Here’ with Pink

Floyd, it turns out he meant the drummer Nick Mason and one of The Feeling. At least The Who turned up to follow the speeches, after they’d been impersonated by Kaiser Chiefs earlier on. This ‘Symphony of British Music’ couldn’t help but remind us how many greats were missing. We got Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye, not Oasis, a brass band Blur while they played in Hyde Park, endless Beatles tunes in absentia, and though Emeli Sandé was solid in the big ballad slot, she was no Adele. Some of the most enthusiastic cheers of the night came for big screen appearances by Freddie Mercury and John Lennon. Jessie J was certainly available, appearing on so many

hat it would songs that en no surprise have been if she’d returned to do the Greek nationm. The Spice al anthem. Girls also cleared their busy schedules for a jolly ride around on some ab roofs, black cab cle that a spectacle n Boris got even Johnson dancing. axis The taxis one were part off a of range les spectacles showing London at st, its best, rofrom acroalbats scalhe ing the Gherkin

to Ray Davies singing ‘Waterloo Sunset’ beside a moving Thames. The sights, if not all of the sounds, were another resounding endorse ment of the host city’s gold standard Games.

Culkin’s father and stepmother fear he is “heavily into drugs” THE former child star has been pictured looking gaunt and thin, clutching his stomach and appearing to vomit in the street and his estranged father Kit and stepmother Jeanette Krylowski are worried for his health. Jeanette told The Sun newspaper: “Kit has seen the photo. But he can’t talk about it. He just can’t, because it hurts him too much. Of course he’s worried, he’s incredibly concerned. “When I saw the photos I thought, ‘Oh no, this is not good. Either he’s dying of some disease or he’s heavily into drugs.’” Home Alone star Macaulay quit acting aged 14 and later had his

parents blocked from legally controlling his £11 million fortune, leading to the breakdown in his relations with his father. The actor, now 31, lives a reclusive life in New York, and it has been claimed he has a £3,800-a-month drug problem and an addiction to painkiller Oxycodone, which could kill him in the next six months. Jeanette added: “Now we’re hearing he is denying the allegations but it certainly looks like he is on drugs. He looks awful.” Macaulay has been caught with drugs before, being given three one-year suspended jail terms in 2004 after he was arrested for possession of marijuana and control-

Gaunt: Macaulay Culkin’s family are concerned about his physical and mental well-being

led substances Alprazolam and Clonazepam. Jeanette says the breakdown of his family - which suffered a further blow when Macaulay’s sister, Dakota, was killed in a car crash in 2008 - has badly affected Kit, and he is no longer able to lead a normal life, and is himself a near recluse. She added: “Kit is pretty sensitive. I was there during the custody battle. That tore his soul out. Kit is a lot different than the happygo-lucky Kit that I knew in the 70s. There’s a deep, deep hole that’s never going to be filled. “We don’t live off a penny from Mack. We live off benefits. But we live simple. We’re happy.”


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LOST BOYS OF BAG By Katharine Houreld DURING some sleepless nights when his stark bedroom walls remind him too much of his old prison cell in Afghanistan, Jan Sher Khan scans Internet dating sites he’d heard about from US soldiers who once guarded him. The 24-year-old Pakistani never contacts anyone on the dating sites. He doesn’t know how he’d tell them he spent more than six years in the US military prison of Bagram after being detained as a 16year-old and accused of being a suicide bomber. Like Khan many of those who have since been freed are struggling to rebuild their shattered lives. “Sometimes I feel like I’m still in prison,” said Khan, who, like all foreign prisoners at Bagram, was never charged with a crime. “They put me in jail for six years. No proof, nothing. I spent my youth behind bars,” he said, adding that he and other young detainees were beaten repeatedly during the first few months of their detention. A US court found two adult detainees had been beaten to death at Bagram in 2002, using techniques similar to those described by Khan. The US government said such cases of abuse are rare. “Although there have been substantiated cases of abuse in the past, for which US service members have been held accountable, our enemies also have employed a deliberate campaign of exaggerations and fabrications,” said

Foreign prisoners at Bagram have no trials, only review boards staffed by US military officers.

US officials in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Washington, contacted by Reuters, all declined to discuss individual cases of Bagram detainees Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale, a spokesman for the Department of Defence in Washington. “All credible allegations of abuse are thoroughly investigated, and appropriate disciplinary action is taken when those allegations are substantiated,” said Breasseale. US officials in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Washington, contacted by Reuters, all declined to discuss individual

cases of Bagram detainees. Reuters could not independently verify some aspects of the accounts provided by the detainees interviewed for this story. Journalists are not permitted inside Bagram. Khan said the abuse he suffered inside Bagram has left him with frequent headaches and mood swings. He said he can no longer concentrate for more than a few minutes. Khan is seeing a Pakistani

army psychologist but his problems and the stigma of being labelled a “terrorist” because of his time in Bagram make it difficult to rebuild his life -- to find a job and eventually a wife. “All my friends are married. Some have kids. We are not really close any more,” said Khan, who wants to marry but fears no woman will have him. Foreign prisoners at Bagram have no trials, only review boards staffed by US military officers. Prisoners do not have the right to see classified evidence against them and are represented by a US military officer, not a civilian lawyer. The boards evaluate evidence against them and whether they might pose a future threat to US forces. The process falls “severely short of fair trial standards,” said Sarah Belal from Justice Project Pakistan, which has filed a case in Pakistan on behalf of some of the families. The US government says detention is necessary to stop released prisoners from returning to the battlefield. Some have done so, it says. “Detention in wartime has long been recognised as legitimate under international law. Just as we do with prisoners of war in more traditional armed conflicts, we acknowledge that the threat they pose may change over time,” said Breasseale. A case filed in the United States three years ago by the International Justice Network is challenging the US right to hold foreign prisoners captured abroad indefinitely in Bagram.

The US government says detention is necessary to stop released prisoners from returning to the battlefield

More than 2,500 juveni in Afghanistan, Iraq and United States since 2001, Khan said he was told for more than two years that the military review boards were willing to let him go but were waiting for a response from the Pakistani government. The Pakistani government said they always responded

promptly to requests from the United States. Belal is working on a case in Pakistan to force the Pakistani government to do more to bring its citizens home from Bagram. Khan said he ran away from

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A portrait of U.S. military prison Bagram detainee Hamidullah Khan when he was a 14-year-old hangs on a wall in his family home one aged 15 and two 16. An adult and the 15-yearold, Mohammad Tayyab, though cleared for release by both the United States and Pakistan, are still being held because they have no exit visas, a Pakistani government official said. US authorities say they are aware of only one juvenile prisoner, aged 17, and no child prisoners. Some prisoners, like Hamidullah Khan, were arrested as children and have grown up behind bars. A photo of a young, dimpled Hamidullah grins down from a wall of a stuffy concrete room in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city. It’s the last photo taken before he disappeared on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. He was 14 years old. Hamidullah vanished in 2008 after his father sent him to collect the family’s belong-

Some prisoners, like Hamidullah Khan, were arrested as children and have grown up behind bars

les have been detained Guantanamo Bay by the according to a UN report home as a teenager to escape beatings from his strict military father, who disapproved of his poor grades, his friends and his drinking and smoking. He said he went to Afghanistan to find a job because he

nistan in 2011

had read about US-funded construction projects there in the news. But within a week, he said, he was arrested after Afghans made up accusations against him to collect cash for a tipoff. He said he spent the next six months being beaten by interrogators every few days. Sometimes he was shackled to a chair, other times hung from the ceiling by his ankles. “Everyone got the treatment. It was just –- is it going to be for one month or for six months?” Khan recalled. “They asked me stupid questions, like ‘where is Osama bin Laden?’. I said, ‘I’m 16. You think he is going to meet me?’” Khan was eventually moved from his single cell to the general prison population and the beatings stopped. He was freed last year. A Red Cross spokesman confirmed the organisation flew him back to his hometown of Peshawar in Pakistan. Local Pakistani security services are now frequent callers at his parents’ house. Neighbours shun him; no one wants trouble with the intelligence services. Pakistani Kamil Shah said he was detained in 2004 at the age of 16, shortly after crossing the Afghanistan/Pakistan border with a sick friend needing medical help. He was held for five years in Bagram, without charge, until his release in 2009. “They said I was a Talib. They said you will be here forever,” he said down a crackly phone line from northern Pa-

Wakeel Khan, father of U.S. military prison Bagram detainee Hamidullah Khan, speaks during an interview with Reuters at his residence in Karachi

kistan. Khan confirmed Shah was in Bagram when he was there. Shah also said he was eventually freed after he learnt enough English to speak directly to his US interrogators and convince them he was telling the truth. US soldiers also told him several times they were willing to release him but were awaiting a response from Pakistan, he said. “I was innocent. I lost my education. I lost everything,” said Shah, who had three years until his high school graduation when he was detained.

Shah said he was beaten in the first months of detention. “Clearly in the early days there was ongoing torture at Bagram,” said Andrea Prasow, a senior counter terrorism counsel from the New York-based Human Rights Watch. But the situation had improved, she said. “Since detainees were moved to a new prison by the Obama administration (in late 2009), we haven’t heard credible accusations of mistreatment at that level.” Conditions at Bagram are monitored by the International Committee of the Red Cross. But their reports are

not public. “The ICRC ... shares its concern according to international law with the detaining authorities,” said Robin Waudo, the organisation’s Kabulbased spokesman. US officials say no decision has yet been reached on what will happen to the 50-plus foreign prisoners in Bagram, half of them Pakistani, when the US hands full control of the prison to the Afghan government in September. Pakistani government court documents lodged in Lahore High Court and dated December 2011 say there are still three juveniles inside Bagram,

ings from their village near the border. On his way home he telephoned from a bus stop, but the next thing his family knew, he was in Bagram. A Pakistani government memo says he was captured in Khost province in Afghanistan for “attacks on coalition forces” but gives no details. “Why don’t they tell us what he has done?” asked his father Wakeel Khan, a former soldier now barely making a living as a security guard. “If he is guilty, I will kill him myself,” he said gruffly, as his other sons silently looked on. More than 300 children were recruited as fighters in Afghanistan in 2011, according to a UN report on children and armed conflict. The youngest was an 8-year-old girl. But Hamidullah’s family say he had no interest in the insurgency. The Red Cross recently set up monthly video calls between Hamidullah and his family. If he mentions conditions in Bagram or his arrest, the lines are cut. While Hamidullah has been detained, his mother Din Rozen has been fasting from sunrise to sunset, believing her suffering strengthens her prayers for her son to come home before she loses her sight due to cataracts. “He’s my child...Who is taking care of him now?,” cried Din Rozen, using her headscarf to dab away tears.


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FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS SALE OF HOUSEHOLD, GARDEN AND GARAGE ITEMS. Amazing prices, Saturday 18th. August 9am -4pm. 7 Alonion Street, Spitali, Limassol. [15 minutes north of Limassol] Follow the balloons and arrows in the village. Tel. 25452303 2

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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 BUSINESS/ PROPERTY/LAND FOR SALE PLOT in the centre of Lefkara Village 670sqm, high build factor, near all shops, and amenities € 210.000 negotiable Tel: 99 330 908 NEWSAGENT’S STORE in prime spot in Pernera area (Protaras). Very low rent. Ideal for two partners, two shifts, all year round trade, all stock included, all accounts can be seen (till readings). Only serious callers. Tel: 99529149. ***************************** 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 sandymathie@hotmail.com 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 - tel: 24 652243 fax: 24 659982

classified contents Employment Opportunities pg 18 Employment Miscellaneous 18 Pets 18 Lessons 18 Health & Fitness 18 Personal 18 Services 18 For Sale Miscellaneous 18 For Sale Land/ Property Business 18 For Sale Motor vehicles 19 Wanted 19 To Let Nicosia 19 To Let Limassol 21 To Let Larnaca 22 To Let Paphos 22 To Let Protaras, Ayia Napa, Paralimni 23 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

abbreviations bdrm c/h a/c s/pool f/f apt pm pw sw nw st rd p/s c/l swb r/cass e/w

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

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


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Advertiser FOR SALE B.P./LAND 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 RESIDENTIAL PIECE OF LAND of 985sqm in the village of Pareklisia. Partial sea views, near to electricity and water supplies. € 135.000 D.C. (Cyprus) Real Estate Tel: 99 330 908 PLOT LOCATED in Mesa Geitonia, Limassol 617sqm. 100% build. Ideal for the construction of apartment building or 1 or 2 large houses. Price reduced to € 360.000 tel. 99 330 908 www. cyprusre.com/listing-lim-0170 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.

BUSINESS TO RENT FOR RENT : SHOP 180sqm’s in Tala - Paphos, main road. Available now. Rent negotiable. Call 26652409

FOR SALE MOTOR VEHICLES HONDA HRV, 5 doors, year 2001, excellent driver, all taxed and M.O.T’D, new disks and brake pads fitted. Good tyres. Silver metalic paint, bargain €4600 o.n.o. For info call 96533284. FOR SALE Mercedes SLK 230. Full MOT, low mileage, automatic, burgundy colour. Genuine reason for sale. Offer price €10,000 Call 99951393. *****************************

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front and rear parking sesonrs, lights-rain sensors, wind deflector, 45000 km, excellent condition, €30,900. For information call 99405122. *****************************

sq m (the flat is in a new building in the centre and can also be used as an office). For info tel: 99763804 Andreas Panayi ***************************** 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 Sitting-room: Two 3-seater sofas, One 2-seater sofa and One Armchair with coffee table. Bathroom c/w toilet Guest’s toilet For further info: 99342225 Mrs Philippou ***************************** HOUSE FOR RENT: 5 bedroom detached house, French ambassador and American heart institute area, easy access to city centre, schools, hospitals, all amenities and motorway, in quiet cul-de-sac, on high ground with views of Nicosia and Pentadaktylos. 3 Baths, garage for 2 cars with automatic doors, bbq, fireplace, oil central heating, airconditioning, fully furnished. €2000 Pm, tel 99 621914 ***************************** 3 BEDROOM FLAT completely renovated in Strovolos. 135sqm, quite family owned building recently painted. c/h, a/c, storage room. Stainless steel appliances, washing machine. Sky satellite tv. € 650/

month Call 99 330 908. ***************************** LYCAVITOS 300sq.m., 3 bdrm office lux. €1500, Dasoupolis 2 bdrm., wooden floors modern design €750, Acropolis 3 bdrm f/f., modern furniture, luxury €1000, Hilton 2 bdrm., wooden floors, modern building €850, Mak/ssa whole floor flat with/ without furniture €1200, villas Mak/ssa-Strovolos with pool and garden. Costas Markides Tel: 22378898/99464764, Reg. No. 487, E16. ***************************** FLATS FOR RENT studio Strovolos 250,1 bdrm Ag. Antonios 380, Kennedy furnished 440, Engomi 490 Ag. Andreas 490, Dasoupolis 450. Makarios Av.500, Strovolos 400 2bdrm furnished Lykavitos 600 Acropolis just built 650, Anthoupolis 430 3bdrm Acropolis 300, Engomi 500, Hilton furnished 600 4bdrm Ag. Andreas fully equipped 800. POSPORIDES ESTATES 99474839 99646822 REG.338 ***************************** ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT, in small quiet building, new, very spacious, fully furnished and air conditioned. Very good location between Strovolos and Engomi, close to The European University (Cyprus College) and all amenities. Covered parking. Rent €495/m. Please call 99695382 ***************************** TO LET 3 bdrm flat Kaimakli area near Frederic. Tel. 99606665. ****************************** LUXURY HOUSES: 1. 5 bedrs detached house, 550sq.m, built in 2 big plots of land, big garden with grass, big swimming pool with extra fence for children and big covered patio with bbq area, big reception areas with marble floor, fire place and bar, big kitchen with all electrical appliances and sitting room with fire

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

HOLIDAY LETS LARNACA BEAUTIFUL three bedroom apartment on two floors in Pyla, peaceful area. Internet, TV dish, well furnished. All mod cons. Four balconies, faces south, sea views. Quiet block of four with well kept gardens. €600 pcm. Tel. 99935294. Photos. Email josephina180149@yahoo.com

PROPERTY TO LET NICOSIA **************************** ACROPOLIS LUXURY FLAT; 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite; bathroom, laundry room, fully fitted kitchen, large sitting/ dining room, everyday room, two large verandas, guest w/c, c/h, a/c, broadband internet/TV/satellite connection, covered parking. Furnished/ unfurnished (€1,200/€1,000) 22312255, 99557457. ***************************** FOR RENT Location: Prevezis 13 Nicosia (near Cleopatra Hotel). Flat: 2 bed rooms - 90

English-Painter & Decorator Fully Qualified 30 years’ Experience

FOR SALE BMW 320i CONVERTIBLE, 2008, colour platinum bronze, 18’’ alloys, being leather, cruise control,

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

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

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

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

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place, maid’s room, floor heating, full a/c, blinds on the windows, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower, big bathroom for the other 3 bedrooms and extra shower in the 5th bedroom. Available end of July - Strovolos €2500 (H5ST10001-R), (photos in the website).

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).

2. 3 bedrs luxury ground floor renovated semi detached house,210sq.m, with central heating, air conditions, solid parquet floor, fire place, big kitchen with all the electric appliances, 2 wc curtains, big veranda, big patio on the back with bbq area, 2 covered parkings in a quiet neighborhood close to the Embassies –Engomi €900 (H3ENG0002-R), (photos in the website)

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)

3. 4 bedr + separate office space + maid’s room luxury detached house, split level, big open space sitting areas,400sq.m,a/c for hot and cold in all the rooms, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, swimming pool, big verandas, 2 covered parking, in a very quiet area near Lidl – Latsia €2500 (H4LAT0008-R), (photos in the website). 4. 3 bedr luxry detached house with 1 bedr flat in the basement, floor heating with gass a/c units, big kitchen with electrical appliances, 4 wc, 3 bathrooms, big garden with small pebbles, 2 covered parking, in a quiet area in a dead end. Can be rented furnished or not. AVAILABLE in August – Makedonitissa €1700 (H4MAK0027-R), (photos in the website). 5. 4 bedr+ attic room with shower and wc luxury detached house with separate maid’s room,

7. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, 330sq.m, central heating, full ac, 2 covered parking’s, big kitchen with sitting room and all expensive electrical appliances, blinds on the windows, lighting fixtures, 2 bedrs with en suite shower and wc, main bathroom with jacuzzi,3rd bedroom with only shower ,swimming pool with wooden deck around, covered patio with nice covered bbq area, opposite a green area in a very quiet area – Strovolos €2600 (H4ST10040-R), (photos in the website). 8. 4 bedr luxury detached house, 350sq.m, central heating, full a/c, office space, separate maid’s room, big storage room, solid parquet floor in the bedrooms, 2 covered parking, swimming pool, garden with trees, veranda with bbq area, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, big sitting and dining areas, very near to

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 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, 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).

TO LET NICOSIA 12. 5 bedr new luxury finished detached house with separate maid’s room, one of the bedrooms with shower and wc and can be used as guest room,4 wc, solid parquet floor all the house, separate family room with fire place, big sitting room, separate dining room, big kitchen with breakfast area, big outside patio with tiles and bbq area,2 covered parking, electrical appliances in the kitchen, in a very quiet neighborhood close to CYBC station. Can be rented furnished or not. – Platy Aglantzias €3000 (H5PAG0001-R), (Photos on the website). 13. 3 bedr detached house with extra room for office,250sq.m, central heating independent, 4a/c, big renovated, kitchen with cooker and oven, big sitting and dining room with parquet floor and fire place,1bathroom,1 shower,2wc, 2 covered parking, big verandas surrounded by trees and bushes off 28th October street - Makedonitissa €1300 (H4STI0043-R), (photos in the website). 14. 3 bedr luxury house, nicely modern furnished with big sitting and dining areas with bar, central heating, full a/c, big fitted kitchen with TV room, office space, patio area with bbq, covered parking, 3wc, solid parquet floor in bedrooms and granite in the sitting areas, near the MEGA TV station – Archangelos €1300 (H3AR0002-R), (photos in the website). 15. 3 bedr luxury semi detached

TO LET NICOSIA house with central heating independent, a/c, 3wc, parquet floor, fire place, electrical appliances in the kitchen, curtains, in a very quiet neighbourhood in the area near Falcon school – Strovolos €1500 (H3STI012-R), (photos in the website). 16. 3 bedr + office space +separate maid’s room detached luxury house, 450sq.m, recently renovated, with central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining area with parquet floor, TV room with fire place, big kitchen with breakfast area and fitted cooker and oven, 4 wc, roller blinds on all windows, very big verandas and yard, covered parking, in a very quiet neighborhood in the centre of Makedonitissa opposite a playground. - €1400 (H4MAK0003-R), (photos in the website). 17. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, all the bedrooms very big and all with big bathroom/ shower, sitting room upstairs, attic room with shower and wc, office space/maid’ s room with shower and wc, central heating, full AC,450sq.m, big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with sitting area and fitted cooker and oven,6 wc, 2 covered parking’s, big yard with tiles and garden with grass, bbq area in a very quiet neighbourhood near the CYBC ( RIK) station and near a neighbourhood park – Aglantzia €2000(H4AGZ0005-R), (photos in the website). 18. New luxury 4 bedr + very big 40sq.m attic room with shower and wc semi detached

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

TO LET NICOSIA tures, 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 www.landtouristestates.com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225/96422225/96422226, www.landtouristestates.com **************************** LUXURY FLATS: 1. 2 bedr luxury fully renovated apartment, storage heaters, 3 a/c, separate big kitchen, big sitting dining room, fully modern furnished and equipped with solid parquet floor off Prodromou street – Engomi €600 (A2ENG0010-R), (photos in the website). 2. 2 bedr new luxury modern, 2 storey apartment with solid parquet floor, floor heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, expensive fitted electrical appliances, blinds, covered veranda with very nice view, in a quiet neighbourhood on a modern design building. AVAILABLE 1st of August – Aglantzia €750 (A2AGZ0021-R), (photos on the website). 3. 1 bedr luxury spacious apartment with big sitting room, separate kitchen with electrical appliances, central heating independent with diesel,2 a/c, aluminum shutters in the bedrooms, covered veranda, covered parking, storage room, on a small quiet building in a quiet neighborhood – Agios Dometios €450 (A1ADO0004-R), (photos in the website). 4. 3 bedr luxury PENTHOUSE apartment with storage heaters, full a/c, office space, very big veranda 100sq.m with nice view and bbq area with bar, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, 2 bathrooms, 2 storage rooms, covered parking, in a small building near Hilton park and Ippokration hospital – Engomi €1000 (A3ENG0023-R), (photos in the website). 6. 1 bedr luxury fully furnished apartment, 60sq.m, with 2 a/c for hot and cold, spacious, covered parking, on a small building near Alpha Mega supermarket – Dasoupolis €450 (A1DAS0001-R), (photos in the website). 7. 2 bedr brand new luxury fin-

TO LET NICOSIA ished apartment on a small modern design building with 2 bathrooms, a/c for hot and cold (Mitsubishi), storage heaters can be installed if needed, electrical shutters in the bedrooms, pressure system, water serculation system, solar, electrical appliances in the kitchen, blinds, covered veranda, 2 COVERED PARKING, storage room, near the centre and near traffic lights of Honda showroom. – Agioi Omologites €700 (A2AOM0007-R) 8. 1 bedr, fully furnished and equipped apartment, 50sq.m, 2 a/c for hot and cold, covered verandah, covered parking, ice view off Makarios Avenue between Hilton and DEBENHAMS shop – Nicosia Centre €460 (A1NIC0006-R), (photos in the website). 9. 3 bedr new luxury penthouse apartment on the last floor of a 3 storey building, CH ind, full a/c, pressure system, cooker and oven in the kitchen, blinds in the living room, 2 bathrooms, 130sq.m, big veranda with view, covered parking, 200m opposite Akropolis park. Acropolis €850(A3ACS0039-R), (photos on the website). 10. 2 bedr new luxury finished apartment with a/c for hot and cold, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, big covered veranda,2 bathrooms,2wc,covered parking, storage room, secured entrance building in a very quiet neighborhood – Aglantzia €650 (A2AGZ0022-R), (photos in the website) 11. 1 bedr luxury spacious apartment with big sitting and dining room, storage heaters, 2 a/c, cooker, oven, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, refrigerator in the kitchen,2 wc, 1 bathroom, blinds, big covered veranda, storage room, parking, big common SWIMMING pool. Price includes common expenses – Latsia €500 (A1LAT0004-R), (photos in the website). 12. 2 bedrs big luxury flat, 110sq. m+big covered veranda, CH ind, 3 a/c, cooker, oven in the kitchen, roller blinds, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, parquet and granite floor, big bedrooms, big sitting and dining room, covered parking, intercom, on a small building with 6 flats only near Coca Cola factory 2 km from McDonalds in Egomi – Agios Dometios €550 (A2ADO0013-R), (photos in the website). 13. New luxury 2 bedr apartment


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA with nice view, 100sq.m, big sitting & dining area, big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, big covered verandah, 2 wc, storage heaters, 2 a/c, electric shutters in the bedrooms, covered parking and storage room on the 11th floor of a small building with 6 flats only 200 meters for Akropolis park and opposite a small neighborhood park – Dasoupolis €550 (A2DAS0001-R), (photos in the website). 14. 3 bedr apartment, 140sq.m,central heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, big separate kitchen with cooker and oven in the kitchen, blinds, covered parking off Kennedy and Markora street walking distance to the centre – Nicosia Centre €550 (A3NIC0023-R), (photos in the website). 15. 3 bedr +separate maid”s room (with shower and wc) & luxury apartment with central heating independent, full a/c, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, big separate kitchen with breakfast area and electrical appliances, big sitting and dining area with solid parquet floor, big covered veranda, blinds, alarm system, 2 parking, in a quiet area off Makarios Avenue near Hilton – Nicosia Centre €1100 (A3NIC0023-R), (photos in the website). 16. New luxury 2 bedr apartment with central heating independent, full ac, fully modern nicely furnished and equipped, big covered verandah, 2 wc, covered parking opposite Hilton, off Makarios Avenue close to the centre – Lykavitos €650

TO LET NICOSIA (A2LYK0003-R), (photos in the website) 17. Brand new quality finished 2 storey Penthouse apartment with cozy nicely modern fully furnished apartment, 150sq.m unique design, a/c for hot and cold in all the flat, 2wc, big verandas around the flat, private elevator with lock for the flat , in the centre of Makedonitissa of 28th October street – €1200 (A2MAK0004-R), (photos in the website). 18. 4 bedr luxury floor apartment,250sq.m, office, maid’s room, central heating ind, full a/c,2 showers, 1 bathroom, 3wc, parquet floor, big kitchen with cooker and oven, big sitting area, roller blinds on all the windows, big veranda on a small building off Athalasas Avenue near Alpha Mega supermarket and Areteion hospital – Dasoupolis €1100 (A4DAS002-R), (photos on the website) 3 bedr luxury spacious floor apartment on the 4th floor of award winning building,200sq. m+big covered veranda, central heating independent, full built in air conditions, lighting fixtures, curtains and blinds on all windows, big spacious living room with fire place, big kitchen with double cooker, oven and microwave and breakfast area, double glazed 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

TO LET NICOSIA the website). 20. 3 bedr new luxury finished penthouse floor apartment, 240sq.m, big sitting and dining area(can fit 2 sitting rooms and dining table), big separate kitchen with cooker, oven, microwave, laundry room and breakfast area, big bedrooms, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, storage heaters, full a/c, blinds on all windows, pressure system, covered parking, big covered veranda, off Iphigenia’s street near Ministry of Education on a small building with 7 flats only. Available in September – Acropolis €1300 (A3ACS0019-R), (photos in the website). 21. 2 bedr new luxury apartment with central heating independent, full a/c, 2wc, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen with cooker and oven, blinds on all windows, covered veranda, solar heater, pressure system, covered parking, storage room, on a small building in a quiet neighborhood next to a playground, near Central offices of Cyta and Laiki Head quarters – Dasoupolis €600 (A2DAS0018-R), (photos in the website). 22. 4 bedr new luxury finished apartment, 160sq.m+35sq.m covered veranda, big sitting and dining room, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, Daikin air-conditions for hot and cold in all the rooms, 2 bedrs with en suite shower/wc, 4wc, 2 covered parking, in a small modern building off Makarios Avenue in a quiet neighbourhood. Available in August – Nicosia Center €1400

TO LET NICOSIA (A4NIC0001-R), (photos in the website). 23. New luxury spacious 3 bedr quality apartment, 165sq.m+ big covered verandah, separate floor heating, full a/c, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms (one en suite), solid parquet floor all the flat, big sitting and dining area (can fit 2 sitting rooms and dining table), electrical appliances in the kitchen which has a breakfast area,2 covered parking, storage room in a very quiet green neighbourhood near the centre and Ag. Andreas - AVAILABLE in AUGUST– Nicosia Center €1450 (A3NIC0004-R), (photos in the website). 24. New luxury 2 bedr apartment, open plan kitchen, 3 a/c for hot and cold, blinds on all the windows, nicely expensive full furnished with real leather sofas, double bed, big dining table, LCD 32”, satellite dish with receiver, internet, very big bedrooms with big and many wardrobes, covered parking and storage room, in a quiet area near BMH – Aglantzia €620 (A2AGZ0001-R), (photos in the website). 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

TO LET NICOSIA of AUGUST – Strovolos €800 (A2ST10023-R), (photos in the website). 26. 3 bed brand new luxury finished apartment in a small modern design building with 2 bathrooms(one en suite), expensive electrical appliances in the kitchen, double glazed windows with electrical shutter, covered veranda, pressure system, solar heater, central satellite antenna, 2 covered parkings, storage room, security entrance, close to Honda traffic lights walking distance to the centre – Agioi Omologites €850 (A3AOM0009-R), (photos in the website). 27. 3 big bedrs +office space luxury penthouse floor apartment, renovated, central heating independent, full a/c, 230sq.m, double glazed windows,3wc, 2 bathrooms (one en suite), solar heater, pressure system, SKY satellite dish, big sitting and dining areas, solid parquet floor all the flat, big kitchen with cooker and oven and 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

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

LIMASSOL STUDIO FOR RENT 100 metres from the sea, available immediately. furnished, parking available. Rental €325 monthly including levies. 99867267 ***************************** 4 BEDROOM recently renovated whole floor apartment of 200sqm.. Fully Furnished. Opposite sea, swimming pool, tennis court, and security gate. 3 new bathrooms, new kitchen with stainless steel appliances. 2 Covered parkings. Price € 1500/month. Call 99 330 908 ***************************** OFFICE FOR RENT opposite sea with amazing sea views. 120sqm, 2 bathrooms, kitchen. Security system, cabling and server room ready. Price € 1400/month negotiable tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre.com/ listing-LIM-0103 ***************************** GROUND FLOOR HOUSE 3 bedrooms in Omonia furnished /unfurnished, fire place in sitting room, main sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, utility, shower with W/C. A/C in bedrooms. Covered parking. Price €650. Tel 95 116808 ***************************** VERY SPACIOUS LUXURY BUNGALOW HOUSE situated in the village of Palodeia, ideal for its proximity to the Herit-


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age school and only 5 miles to Limassol town centre with shops and banks close by. Accommodation comprises of an open plan sitting room/dining area, fully fitted and equipped kitchen, 1 master bedroom with en-suite, 3 large bedrooms, a separate wc/bathroom and an office room. A/c & c/h throughout. In front of the house is a car port for 2 cars but has additional space for another 3 or 4 cars. Price €1250.00pm. Viewing available after 23/8/12 please contact Yiannakis Georgiou 99451011. ***************************** OFFICE FOR RENT OPPOSITE SEA WITH amazing sea views. 120sqm, 2 bathrooms, kitchen. Security system, cabling and server room ready. Price € 1400/month negotiable tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre.com/ listing-LIM-0103 *****************************

one bdr apt on the 4th floor, F/F, a/c. In the most exclusive area on the sea front of the city centre. A panoramic view of the Marina and the sea. Situated right on the sea. Makes life a holiday all year round. For long term rent only €380. Tel: 99222197, 99541828. ***************************** FULLY FURNISHED one bedroom flat near Larco hotel Larnaca. Price €370. Tel: 99202543 **************************** 1. K.S.L LETTINGS – APARTMENT FOR RENT Fully Furnished ground floor 2 bedroom apartment, overlooking pool. Beautifully furnished throughout. 350 Euros per calendar month. Larnaca District. Quote TLL884. Tel. (00357) 24815104

LARNACA ***************************** VERY LONG TERM RENT 160sq.mtrs on ground floor, very clean spacious open plan living. Perfect for expat or retired couple looking for a quiet life in a peaceful area only one minute walk to Orphanides, Marks and Spencer and St. Raphael Clinic. Own courtyard, small dog welcome, sky satellite link, also suitable for office space. Only English spoken on 99890128. ***************************** PROTEA APTS LARNACA Residential and holiday apts for rent monthly or weekly Larnaca – Dhekelia road, close to Golden Bay Hotel 1 & 2 bedroom apts, furnished and with low rent with swimming pool, 2 minutes walking distance from the beach, with a new pedestrian crossing in front of the building. Contact us on 99672466, 99404522, and 99078590 ***************************** LARNACA FLAT FOR RENT: Fully-furnished spacious 2-bedroom first floor flat in central location near Metro supermarket, A/C, private parking, intercom system, ensuite bathroom, small block. Phone: 99354789 ***************************** PHINIKOUDES PROMENADE

2. K.S.L LETTINGS – Properties Required for waiting Long Term Tenants. We desperately require 2/3 & 4 bedroom villa’s with private swimming pools for waiting tenants in the Larnaca District. Please call us for a free valuation. Tel.(00357) 24815104 3. K.S.L LETTINGS – largest range of properties. Over 200 rental properties in the Larnaca district at the most competitive rates! Flexible contracts available. Tel. (00357) 24815104 4. WWW.KSLLETTINGS.COM – VILLA FOR RENT Fully furnished 3 bedroom Villa with a good-sized rear garden & Communal pool, located in the village of Oroklini. Call for further information quoting Ref. TLL1189. Tel. (00357) 24815104 CALL 24 815 104 TO ENQUIRE OR ARRANGE A VIEWING – NO OBLIGATION OR FEES. VIEW OUR FULL RANGE OF OVER 200 PROPERTIES BY VISITING WWW.KSLLETTINGS.COM UPDATED DAILY. LANDLORDS ADVERTISE YOUR PROPERTY FOR FREE AND GET WORLD WIDE ADVERTISING – NO TENANT NO FEE ! ****************************

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TO LET PAPHOS ered parking, 360 Euro ono Tel 99768738 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT in the heart of Kato Paphos, the property is situated in a quiet, private complex, next to archeological site overlooking the light house, very reasonable rent, tel : 99411933 ***************************** AGIOS NEOPHYTOS, TALA, 2 bedroom house, with a/c, split units, private parking, beautiful garden, very quiet area, with sea views. Rent is negotiable, Tel : 96570227 6 BEDROOM, LUXURY DETACHED VILLA in Chlorakas, for rent. Breathtaking, unobscured sea and mountain views. Close to all amenities, located in a cul de sac in Melanos area with a private road. 6 bed, 2 bathrooms (+2en suite), utility room, outdoor storage, Jacuzzi, private pool, fully A/C, fitted kitchen, large verandas and landscaped gardens. Long term let or sale by owner, call 99414920 UNIVERSAL AREA, 1 bedroom, furnished apartment, off street parking, quiet area, euro 250 per month, plus electricity, no other charges. Tel : 96523557 **************************** FOR RENT A selection of 1 to 5 bedroom houses & apartments F/F & U/F Universal, Peyia, Tomb of the Kings, Tsada, Timi & Kato Paphos Landlord & Owners please call 99329357 Or please view at are website www.cyprussands.com 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 **************************** For your consideration 1. KATHIKAS AREA €450 a modern 2 bedroom, stone walled villa with sea views, large swimming pool and 650

TO LET PAPHOS sq metres garden. In a quiet cul-de-sac, available unfurnished or furnished. Solar panels and pressurised water system. A great villa in a fabulous village. Will accept pets. 2. TREMITHOUSA €275 situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, this furnished modern 3 bedroom detached house with small garden is available, a/c throughout and satellite broadband. Offering fantastic views of the sea. 3. TREMITHOUSA €250 luxury 2 bedroom maisonette. Fully furnished with modern furniture and satellite broadband. Modern furniture with new appliances. & A/c throughout. Good sea views. Located in a fabulous village. A must see! 4. CENTRAL PAPHOS €250 modern 1 bedroom top floor apartment, opposite bowling, master with walk-in wardrobe. Fully furnished with all appliances. Lift to all floors. This complex offers a lovely communal pool area and security barrier entrance. Close to amenities, a great central location. Call Val on 99166563 Or Liz on 96703403 **************************** ONE BEDROOM fully furnished apartment for rent in Kissonerga. Near Cynthiana Beach hotel and close proximity to Coral Bay. Overlooking the sea and 100 metres from beach. AC in bedroom. Tel: 99-492521/ 99- 673276 PEYIA – 3 bedroom villa with modern quality furniture and finishes. Central heating, sky, alarm, infinity pool and stunnning sea and mountain views €700 per month, call : 99389426 BRAND NEW APT, opposite Poseidonio Gym, near Carrefour, F/F, a/c, great quality, 1 bdrm, from €340p.m.Tel 99403261 **************************** MR RENT PAPHOS, THE LEADING PROPERTY RENTAL AGENCY IN PAPHOS OFFICE: 26271858 (00357) IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY TO RENT WE ARE THE RENTAL AGENCY TO CONTACTOFFERING FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENT COLLECTION SERVICE 1. UNIVERSAL AREA €550

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spacious 3 bedroom semi detached house all with ensuite bathrooms plus downstairs guest wc. Large storage room & roof terrace. Enclosed garden with private pool. Drive for off street parking. Available unfurnished with sky satellite. Situated in a great central location. 2. TALA €625 unfurnished modern 3 bedroom detached villa offering total privacy & breathtaking sea views. Includes underfloor heating plus real fire. Master with ensuite. Large storage room. Shutters & flyscreens. Covered veranda, garden with mature plants, private pool offering sea views. Off street parking. A beautiful home. 3. KAMARES €675 we are delighted to offer this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom bungalow offering magnificent sea views. Lovely enclosed garden & private pool. Available unfurnished though can be furnished if desired. Includes central heating throughout plus modern gas fire for those winter months. Outdoor storage facilities, shaded patio area, fly screens & shutters. 4. KONIA €700 new to the market this spacious detached 3 bedroom villa, master with ensuite. Guest wc. Beautifully furnished with quality modern furniture. Separate modern fitted kitchen plus separate utility room. Shutters to all windows. Roof terrace with sea views. Fully enclosed garden with storage shed, covered barbeque area and private pool offering lovely views. 5. PEYIA €700 rental price includes pool cleaning. Unfurnished 3 bedroom bungalow, master with ensuite. Spacious kitchen & living area. Enclosed garden with well & private pool offering sea views. Covered verandas, private drive for off street parking. Situated in a quiet residential area. 6. PEYIA €750 price includes pool cleaning. If you are looking for a villa with breathtaking views & privacy than this property is for you. This modern detached 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villas is furnished with modern furniture, including satellite TV. One bedroom & bathroom on ground floor. a spacious enclosed garden with private pool offering stunning views. Off street parking. 7. KOILI €800 brand new modern detached 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa. High quality fixtures & fittings. Spacious living area with real fireplace, plus underfloor heating throughout. Enclosed garden with private pool. Total plot size 600 sq meters, covered area 220 sq metres. Available unfurnished. Pets allowed.

TO LET PAPHOS 8. MESOGI €1250 stunning detached 4 bedroom 5 bathroom villa. One bedroom & ensuite on ground floor. Spacious kitchen with separate utility room. Available unfurnished though includes gas central heating plus real fireplace in living area. Enclosed garden & private pool. Gated entrance with undercover parking. Situated on a private road. Tel: 97790883 office: 26271858 visit our website for many more properties www.mrrent-paphos.net email: info@ mrrent-paphos.net **************************** 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 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

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

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 5. GOUDI (near Polis) Outstanding 3 bed, 3.5 bath unfurnished villa. Set in a rural setting the property enjoys privacy with no immediate neighbours. Open plan living area, spacious fitted kitchen. Guest WC. Ground floor bedroom with en-suite. Stairs to 2 further double bedroom with en-suite. Breakfast area with hob & fridge and seating space. Doors out to large covered verandah with panoramic views. Full A/C, C/H, garage, over-flow tiled pool, SKY dish. Villa has substantial insulation to walls and floors. Large gardens. Euros 800.00 per month. 6. UNIVERSAL AREA. 2 bed fully furnished apartment. Living area, fitted kitchen. 2 double bedrooms and family bathroom. A/C, balcony, shutters, comm. Pool and parking. Euros 400.00 a montn or offers. 1 & 2 bed apartments available on Universal. 7. TALA - 5 bed, 3.5 bath large fully furnished villa. Very large property with open plan living area. Fitted kitchen, storage cupboard, guest WC. 2 bedrooms, bathroom on this level with small seating area. Ideal for dual living. Stairs up to 3 double bedroom, en-suite & family bathroom. Heated swimming pool, A/C, C/H. Electric gates and garden areas. Parking for several cars. Euros 1500.00 per month or offers. 8. POLEMI – 4 bed 2.5 bath massive unfurnished apartment with own entrance in

TO LET PAPHOS 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

FOR SALE NICOSIA cellent view, eu 119,000. Tel 99 621914 FOR SALE IS A BUILDING WITH 4 FLATS, each 3 bedroom. 2 on the ground floor with yards, and 2 on the first floor. 2 on first floor completely renovated. Located in quite area. Building recently plastered and painted. €850,000 euro. negotiable Call: 99 330 908 FOR SALE is a building with 4 flats, each 3 bedroom. 2 on the ground floor with yards, and 2 on the first floor. 2 on first floor completely renovated. Located in quiet area. Building recently plastered and painted. €850,000 negotiable Call: 99 330 908

PLEASE CALL 97648440 or email: - inforentals@aol. com **************************** REFURBISHED stone-built village house located in Kili Paphos. Consists of 3 large rooms 1 small. Traditional wood burnt fireplace, fully tiled secluded yard and garage. Tel: 99210610.

FOR SALE PENTHOUSE between Armenias Str and Hilton Hotel. 3 bedroom, main bedroom with shower, c/h, fireplace, large verandas. For more information please call: 99467596.

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

SALE LIMASSOL 2 bed flat on beach road; light, airy with balcony. New flooring, a/c units,

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lift 2nd floor, windows 3 sides, own car space. TITLE DEEDS. €115,000. Tel 99178141 www.homesinternational.info (Les Bois) *************************** 2 BEDROOM FLAT located in Germasoyia with partial sea views, 85sqm less than 10 years old with title deeds Price € 135.000 tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre.com/listing-lim-0361

dining room, Large Kitchen, Full C/H Provision for a/c All furniture & car included €295,000 99147929 ***************************

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

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. *************************** NEAR MARONI Coastline Larnaca 2 bdrm bungalow on large plot Wrap around veranda with sea & mountain views, Large lounge/

PAPHOS CHOLETRIA VILLAGE 5 Bedroom Villa 2 En-suite family bathroom Large lounge/kitchen diner downstairs toilet Gas central heating & wood burner 7 Air cons Private 10x5 pool with Roman end Private drive Plot 900 sq mtr covered 275 €320,000 Call 99774242 *************************** 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

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

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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 (msspanou@googlemail.com)

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: klitoux@logos.cy.net or visit our website: www.christopherklitou.com

Paphiakos & C.C.P. Animal Welfare Education/Information Centre, No. 12 Dedalos Building, 8049 Kato Paphos PO Box 61272 8132 Kato Paphos Web. www.cyprusanimalwelfare.com www.facebook/paphiakos Email info@cyprusanimalwelfare.com Larnaca Emergency Service - The contact point for animal emergencies in Larnaca is Maria at the Paphiakos Animal Welfare Charity Shop, telephone 24623494 or 99325897 STOP, SHOP AND GIVE TO THE ANIMALS! ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME AT OUR CHARITY SHOPS!!!!! PAPHIAKOS 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 www.cyprusanimalwelfare.com

Tel. 99 293489, 99 279960 Email: immanuel.church.nicosia@gmail.com

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LARNAKA COMMUNITY CHURCH APHRODITE STREET, LARNAKA 10.00 AM MORNING SERVICE and SUNDAY SCHOOL For more details ring Fred 24365152

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 www.ev-kirche-zypern.de

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!!!

THE REFORMED CHURCH OF LIMASSOL

CONTACT DETAILS FOR PAPHIAKOS.

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9 Larnakos Street Katholiki Area Limassol Sundays: 9:45, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM Wednesdays: 7:30 PM 25 751193 or 99 758729 www.cbm-odbc.org

FOR PAPHIAKOS ANIMAL WELFARE SOS HELPLINE, 24 HOUR MEDICAL EMERGENCY SERVICE - CALL 99655581

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: iee.limassol@gmail.com 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 www.stbarnabas-cyprus.com 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: holcross@logos.cy.net

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: anglicancofp@cytanet.com.cy 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 office@sainthelenas.com

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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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.

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Revolutionary paintings brought up for the merchant (6) 18 Learn of damage to the kidneys (5) 19 In fact a long claw (5)

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QUICK: Across – 1 Say nothing; 8 Flu; 9 Tight-knit; 10 Pounce; 11 Croft; 13 Cradle; 15 Editor; 17 Rider; 18 Author; 21 Emollient; 22 Lip; 23 Ringleader. Down – 1 Soft; 2 You, you and you; 3 Often; 4 Hugged; 5 Noticed; 6 Uncontrolled; 7 Stature; 12 Accrued; 14 Lorelei; 16 Bad egg; 19 Title; 20 Spar.

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CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Habilitate; 8 Guy; 9 Combatant; 10 Unseat; 11 Fiend; 13 Harass; 15 Scrape; 17 Décor; 18 Iodide; 21 Willpower; 22 Nib; 23 Germicidal Down – 1 High; 2 Beyond recall; 3 Lucre; 4 Tomato; 5 Traffic; 6 Case-hardened; 7 Studied; 12 Shadowy; 14 Scruple; 16 Wigwam; 19 Doric; 20 Abel.

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1 Heather, after a game of cards, was sounding shrill (9) 2 Spend winter a long time asleep camouflaged in the brae (9) 3 It’s a clever trick to whistle while breathing noisily (6) 4 Choke or accelerator (8) 5 Not so good for another sower (5) 6 Riddle that won’t hold water (5)

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8 Next to (9) 9 Tending to flow (5) 10 Irksome (6) 13 Liquidity (8) 15 Youth (8) 17 Grubs (6) 20 N African city (5) 21 Office reprint (9) 22 Eagle’s nest (5) 23 Increase (9)

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ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

Although there is potential to be inventive and creative, you may somehow feel stuck. You could be frustrated with other people who seem to be acting stubborn and refusing to co-operate. There is also another set of influences which suggests that there are home versus career issues which may cause tensions. This will pass - just don’t overreact.

You may find yourself feeling speechless and uncertain of what to say next. As Mars conjuncts Saturn in your communication zone, you could be left wondering how to get your message across. If you need to persuade someone of something, then don’t be too forceful. Bide your time and you may find that being patient pays off sooner than you think.

You may feel a desire for change, especially if you feel like you may be stuck in a rut today. The influences around you could have you feeling like you have run out of luck. But try not to worry, you may get the help you need if you confide in a friend, partner or associate. Whatever your problem, a different perspective from a friend can prove helpful.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

You may have reached an impasse where a health issue is concerned. It might be a problem with giving up a habit that you badly want to stop - but seem unable to. There is no point in getting cross at yourself as this might make things worse. Start slowly to make a few changes and continue from there. Don’t worry if progress is not perfect - just keep going.

There may be tensions which could involve a romantic relationship. You might even be feeling obsessed about a certain person which is not how you usually operate. As Venus aspects passionate Pluto, you might feel that it is worth taking a risk so that you can get closer all the quicker, yet it might be better not to push if you want to stay on good terms.

Romance wise this may be a day of obscure conflicts that could threaten the stability of your relationship. Feelings may be more intense. There may be passion, and someone may even be manipulative. If you put pressure on someone for whatever reason, even if it seems for their own good, it may rebound. Try to relax and go with the flow.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

You may be feeling disappointed at the way one budding relationship seems to be panning out. If you feel that it has come to a standstill, then the best thing to do may be nothing at all. If you take action when it is not the right time you might spoil your chances. If you can be patient there is more of an opportunity for things to turn out for the better.

You may want to get a move on career wise, but might be feeling too moody to know what your next step should be. This may be down to feeling as though you are being blocked. If your efforts seem to have come to nothing, you may wonder what has gone wrong. Don’t get anxious instead release the problem and free up space for new solutions.

You may have intense feelings about a person or an issue, but be uncertain whether to take a risk and share them, or whether to keep quiet. If you try to hold it all in you may find that your relationship with them becomes warped and strained. You could find it hard to be natural, so it might be better if you shared what you’re going through.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

The Moon in your sign brings a chance to tune into your essential self, especially if you feel under duress. There is a rather intense influence which might be causing you to feel stressed. Pressure from various sources could be causing anxiety, and especially if you aren’t sure how to resolve such matters. Do your best for now and don’t speculate on the future.

Those faraway countries, sights and sounds may be calling you, but rather than follow your heart and your bliss, you may be wondering why you feel so pent up. A connection between Venus and Pluto suggests that a relationship may be the issue. If you feel drawn to get closer to someone and don’t want to spoil your chance, then stay cool for a while.

There is potential for romance, but something may not seem quite right, especially as Venus is in a challenging aspect to Pluto. There may be an obsession, ultimatums and potential tears if something doesn’t go as planned. Don’t worry about it even if things aren’t what you expected. Tomorrow is another day - and you may feel different by then.


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06.45 News (rpt) 08.00 Oi Diakopes Tis Ayshe An account of the events that led to the so-called ‘second invasion’ (which took place 38 years ago today). 08.45 Ammohostos Zei Kai Mas Karterei Patriotic concert at the Derynia checkpoint. 10.00 Tasos Markou 11.05 O Angeioplastis 11.30 I Daskala Tis Istorias Interview with an enclaved Greek Cypriot teacher in Rizokarpaso. 12.10 Diplos Eklovismos 14.00 News 14.30 Sto Filakio 8 15.00 Morfou 15.45 Ammohostos Vasilevousa ‘Musical documentary’ on occupied Famagusta, interspersing songs and film clips. 16.15 Peri Kyprou 16.35 Poion En Oi Eklovismenoi 17.00 Lapithos 17.30 O Kloios 18.00 News 18.15 Ammohostos 19.30 Mikres Mnimes 20.00 News 21.10 Otan Esvise O Ilios Documentary on the Helios air disaster of 2005 (the other tragedy being commemorated tonight). 22.10 Manos Loizos Concert With News at 23.30. 00.15 Repeats

07.00 NRG Music Channel 08.00 Kids’ TV 16.30 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. 17.00 Reload Summer (rpt) 18.00 60 Minute Makeover (rpt) DIY challenge, in which a team of designers have just one hour to transform a home. 18.50 News In English 19.00 News In Turkish 19.10 Megastructures The making of the greatest structures and machines ever created. 20.00 NRG Music Channel 21.00 FILM: Come Rain Come Shine Drama, starring David Jason. 2010. See Film Picks. 22.30 The Good Wife (rpt) First season. ‘Stripped’. Alicia has to decide whether to allow her children to visit their father in prison, and discovers incriminating pictures of him that were hidden to spare her feelings. She also represents a stripper who claims she was raped at a stag party. 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) 12.15 Tin Patisa (rpt) 13.00 News 13.15 Galileo (rpt) 14.00 Konstantinou Kai Elenis (rpt) 14.40 Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) 15.30 To Kafe Tis Haras (rpt) 16.20 Krifa Monopatia (rpt) 17.10 Mi Mou Les Antio (rpt) 18.00 News 18.10 Lyke, Lyke Eisai Edo (rpt) 18.50 Tin Patisa (rpt) 19.30 Eva Luna 20.20 News 21.20 Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) 22.50 House (rpt) First season. ‘The Socratic Method’. The doctor is given the case of a car-crash victim still suffering from internal bleeding three weeks after the accident. 23.40 Ekeines Ki Ego (rpt) 00.30 News 00.35 Kai Oi Pantremenoi Ehoun Psihi 01.20 Ellas To Megaleio Sou (rpt) 02.10 Tmima Ithon (rpt) 03.00 News 03.50 Skertsakia (rpt) 04.10 Epithimies (rpt)

06.30 Paralliloi Dromoi (rpt) 07.00 Yia Sena (rpt) 08.40 Batso Agapi Mou (rpt) 09.20 Denis O Tremeros 10.00 Proino Mou (rpt) Lifestyle programme features entertainment, music and more. 12.00 Yia Banaki 15.00 I Dada (rpt) Greek comedy series, based on the popular US sitcom.

06.20 Erotas Me Epidotisi 07.15 Stin Kouzina Tis Mamas (rpt) 08.00 Eho Ena Mystiko (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 (rpt) 13.00 Vourate Geitonoi (rpt) 14.00 Baywatch (rpt) 14.50 Efialtis Stin Kouzina (rpt) 15.45 Oikogeneiakes Istories (rpt) 16.50 Tha Se Do Sto Ploio (rpt) 17.30 Pame Paketo (rpt) With News at 18.00. 18.30 Tropico 19.20 The Del Monte Heirs 20.20 News 21.20 Tha Se Do Sto Ploio (rpt) 22.10 To Kokkino Domatio 23.10 The 4400 (rpt) Second season. ‘White Light’. Tom and Diana finally learn the truth about the returnees, but their discovery causes them to realise the saga could be set to continue. Last in series. 23.50 News 23.55 Sex And The City (rpt) 00.30 G4 (rpt) 01.30 Allou Ximeromenoi (rpt) 02.00 Althinoi Erotes (rpt) 02.50 Eleni (rpt) 04.30 Tropico (rpt)

07.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of 09.15 Kids’ TV 11.50 Ta Kopelia 12.30 Thema Gevsis 13.30 Star News 14.00 Kids’ TV 16.15 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 16.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of (rpt) 17.50 Mila Best Of (rpt) 18.50 Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) 19.40 Fotis Maria Live Best Of (rpt) 21.00 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 22.00 The Forgotten Crime drama. ‘Living Doe’. A man wakes up from a coma with amnesia and seeks help from Alex and the team, who find themselves in a dangerous situation when they uncover evidence of his violent past. 22.45 Supernatural (rpt) Fifth season. ‘Changing Channels’. The Trickster throws Sam and Dean into an alternate universe where they are the stars in a number of different television series. The brothers realise the only way to get out of this world is to play along and become the characters in the shows. However, Castiel appears and warns them it is dangerous and they must get out before they become trapped. 23.30 LTV Sports News 00.30 Star News 01.00 Repeats

16.10 I Ora I Kali (rpt) 17.40 Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes Greek drama series, based on the Latin American telenovela about mistaken identities. 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) 22.20 Metrao Stigmes (rpt) 23.20 Singles (rpt) 00.10 News 00.20 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 Yia Sena (rpt) 05.30 Proino Mou (rpt)

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Kids’ TV Magikos Kosmos I Kori Tou Mistral Deste Tous Greek FILM: Douleies Me Fountes The Harts Of The West FILM: Supercross Two brothers must motivate one another to get back on their bikes and take the Las Vegas Motocross Championships by storm. Action, starring Steve Howey. 2005. O Anthropos Tis Thalassas Latin American telenovela. Melrose Place Glossy drama following the lives of eight LA women who inhabit a plush apartment complex. With News at 18.30. News Sports Time Rubi FILM: Two Came Back A group of teenagers learns valuable lessons as they brave ocean perils on a journey to deliver a boat to Vancouver. Adventure, starring Melissa Joan Hart. 1997. FILM: Nature Unleashed: Fire A park ranger goes in search of a party of missing bikers, only to end up caught in the middle of a forest fire. Disaster movie, starring Bryan Genesse. 2003.

Radio BBC World Service (1323 MW) 00:01 BBC News 00:06 HARDtalk 00:30 BBC News Summary 00:32 Discovery 00:50 From Our Own Correspondent 01:01 BBC News 01:06 World Briefing 01:30 BBC News Summary 01:32 World Business Report 01:50 Sports News 02:01 BBC News 02:06 World Briefing 02:30 BBC News Summary 02:32 Business Daily 02:50 Sports News 03:01 BBC News 03:06 World Briefing 03:30 BBC News Summary 03:32 World Business Report 03:50 Witness 04:01 BBC News 04:06 The Documentary: Just Add Cash but could inflation actually be good for you? Max Flint investigates.” 04:30 BBC News Summary 04:32 Outlook 05:01 BBC News 05:06 Newsday 05:30 BBC News Summary 05:32 Newsday 06:01 BBC News 06:06 Newsday 06:30 BBC News Summary 06:32 Discovery 06:50 From Our Own Correspondent 07:01 BBC News 07:06 Newsday 07:30 BBC News Summary 07:32 The Strand 07:50 Witness 08:01 BBC News 08:06 Newsday 08:30 BBC News Summary 08:32 Newsday 09:01 BBC News 09:06 Newsday 09:30 BBC News Summary 09:32 Newsday 10:01 BBC News 10:06 Outlook 10:30 BBC News Summary 10:32 Business Daily 10:50 From Our Own Correspondent 11:01 BBC News 11:06 The Documentary: Just Add Cash but could inflation actually be good for you? Max Flint investigates.” 11:30 BBC News Summary 11:32 Discovery 11:50 Sports News 12:01 BBC News 12:06 World Update 12:30 BBC News Summary 12:32 World Update 13:01 BBC News 13:06 World Briefing 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 The Documentary: Just Add Cash but could inflation actually be good for you? Max Flint investigates.” 16:30 BBC News Summary 16:32 Outlook 17:01 BBC News 17:06 World Briefing 17:30 BBC News Summary 17:32 Discovery 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

BFBS 1 (N’sia 91.7, WSBA 92.1, ESBA 99.6 FM) 02.00 The Vibe 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 Gareth John 21.00 Nicky Smith 00.00 The Vault

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 BFBS Radio News 11.00 Simon Marlow 14.00 BFBS Gold With Dave Windsor 15.00 World At One 15.45 Simon Guettier 19.00 PM 20.00 6 O’Clock News 20.30 Five Live Drive 21.00 5 Live Sport 00.30 Late Night Live LiveCyBC2 (91.1, 92.4 FM) 06.00-7.30 Programmes in Turkish with News at 7.30 07.40 Good morning Cyprus 10.00-12.00 Kalimerhaba 12.00 Gunortasa 12.45 Greek Cyprus Press 13.00 Turkish Music 13.15 News in Turkish 13.30 News in English 13.45 PM Classics 16.00 Greek Radio 16.15 Our country doesn’t divide 16.50 News in Turkish 17.00-18.00 Programmes in Armenian; News at 17.15 18.00-20.00 Round & About 20.00 News in English 20.10 Welcome to Cyprus in French and German 20.40 Ship of Fools with Robert Camassa 22.00 News in English 22.00 International Music 00.00-06.00 Rebroadcast of the evening’s programme

Radio Napa (106.3 FM) 06.00 Morning Music 08.30 BBC World Today 09.00 News, Weather and Exchange 09.05 Nathan Morley 12.00 BBC News 12.06 Lunchtime Clas-

sics 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 - 12:0014:00 Non Stop Music 14:00-15:00 Valentina 15:00-18:00 Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday Liquid Radio Show - Pavlos - 15:0018:00 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

(Hotbird SAT / (www.oldies-digital.com)

MONDAY-FRIDAY 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.


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Television PICK OF THE DAY Mars Needs Moms (Novacinema1, 20.25) This is the worst day of the year for Cyprus. That doesn’t mean your day will be bad, of course - don’t take this personally - it’s just that August 14 has some bad karma attached. It was bad enough for years as the anniversary of the so-called ‘second invasion’, when the Turks advanced and took Famagusta (hence the many documentaries yearning for that occupied city on CyBC1), but then in 2005 came the Helios air disaster, making it a sadder day even than July 20 (first Turkish invasion) or May 29 (fall of Constantinople in 1453). It’s a day when our Pick of the Day should have something masochistic about it - which is why we’re going with Mars Needs Moms, a 3D cartoon (3D in the cinema, that is) known primarily as a king-size flop. Indeed, says Wikipedia, “the film is currently (unadjusted for inflation) the biggest box office bomb in film history, with a total net loss of $136,007,242”. That Wikipedia article is probably out of date, because Disney announced a $250 million loss on another, even bigger flop this year. That was John Carter, another film set on Mars, making you wonder why the Red Planet does so badly with the world’s filmgoers (Mission to Mars wasn’t exactly a

smash-hit either) - then again, they could probably have set Mars Needs Moms in Disneyland and it still would’ve sunk like a stone. The problem isn’t the setting, it’s the motion-capture animation (making everyone look dead-eyed and creepy) and the tired generic plot, focusing on a kid called Milo who’s having mother problems. Milo’s mum (or mom, if you must) is a bit of a tyrant. She makes him eat his broccoli (nooo!), then grounds him when he secretly feeds it to the cat. Milo isn’t impressed - but the Martians are, because Mars is suffering from a mother shortage; Martian kids are out of control, so the enterprising aliens are kidnapping hard-nosed mothers from Earth and taking them to their planet. Milo’s mum is one of their victims - but our hero stows away on a spaceship and tries to save her, at which point loud jokes (many of them spouted by a cretinous sidekick called Gribble) are followed by even more deafening sentimentality. Would we recommend it? Not on a normal day, no. If you want that August 14 feeling, however, where all hope seems lost and you feel your soul slowly shrivelling, it’ll do nicely. Made in 2011.

Preston Wilder

FILM PICKS

SATELLITE

Come Rain, Come Shine (CyBC2, 21.00) Always a surprise to hear the ‘Sir’ in Sir David Jason but in fact the former Del Boy is among Britain’s most respected actors, with a string of BAFTAs to his name - and he has no problem doing drama, as with this thoughtful ITV1 offering. Jason is a retired docker, an old-fashioned man living carefully and responsibly - but his property-developer son (Shaun Evans) is a reckless hustler who fi rst moves in with Dad and Mum (Alison Steadman) after his lifestyle goes bust, then inveigles his father into mortgaging the family home in pursuit of a (supposedly) sound investment. “Aware at last that his son is a selfi sh wheeler dealer, [Dad] ends up in hospital after suffering a coronary,” says the synopsis. “Can the family pull together and teach [the son] some humility?”. Gently absorbing TV drama, though it’s a bit rich for Jason to be playing this kind of working-class patriarch when you consider how close the sharp-dealing son is to lovely-jubbly Del Boy himself. Made in 2010.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (Nova Classics, 21.00) Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) has been promoted to Chief Inspector after his success with the Pink Panther diamond - but former Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) is now a nutter, driven mad by Clouseau’s antics and threatening the world with a nuclear device unless his nemesis is killed. Can our hero escape hired assassins, defeat Dreyfus and mangle the English language, not necessarily in that order? All together now: “Do you have a rheum?” “Does your dog baaaht?” “You have received a beump on zee head”. Great stuff, if a bit too zany for some (misguided) viewers. Made in 1976.

Billy Madison (Novacinema2, 22.00) Adam Sandler has some issues. Anger issues (see Happy Gilmore) and also manchild issues, as implied by this bizarre, almost creepy comedy. Adam is Billy Madison, a 20-something slacker whose rich dad is thoroughly fed up with him - and sets a condition before Billy can inherit his business empire, viz. that his immature son must go to school all over again, two weeks per grade from primary school to high school. Cue scenes with little kids and strict female teachers, making you wonder how far Sandler can go without toppling over into weird - yet his infantile idiocy still gets laughs, if only from other people’s reactions. “Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I ever heard,” sighs the Principal. “Everyone in this room is dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.” Word! Made in 1995.

Come Rain, Come Shine (CyBC2, 21.00)

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

01:15 The Weakest Link 02:00 Himalaya with Michael Palin 02:55 Eastenders 03:25 Doctors 03:55 Jekyll 04:45 London Hospital 05:45 The Weakest Link 06:30 Dinnerladies 07:00 Teletubbies 07:25 The Roly Mo Show 07:40 Nina & The Neurons 07:55 Me Too 08:15 Teletubbies 08:40 The Roly Mo Show 08:55 Nina & The Neurons 09:10 Time Goes By 10:00 One Foot In The Grave 10:35 The Weakest Link 11:20 Eastenders 11:50 Doctors 12:20 Himalaya with Michael Palin 13:15 Dinnerladies 13:45 One Foot In The Grave 14:20 As Time Goes By 14:50 The Weakest Link 15:35 Eastenders 16:05 Doctors 16:35 Himalaya with Michael Palin 17:30 One Foot In The Grave 18:05 The Weakest link (Primetime): Touch of Class 19:00 Eastenders 19:30 Doctors 20:00 Bleak House 21:00 Gavin & Stacey: Xmas 2008 22:00 London Hospital 22:55 2 Point 4 Children 23:25 Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive: Series 23:55 Afterlife 00:45 Beautiful People

07:00 Fifth Gear 07:25 Dirty Jobs 08:15 Deadliest Catch 09:10 Extreme Fishing 10:05 Mythbusters 11:00 How Do They Do It? 11:30 Destroyed In Seconds 11:55 Ultimate Survival 12:50 Wheeler Dealers 13:45 Overhaulin’ 14:40 American Chopper 15:35 Dirty Jobs 16:30 Mythbusters 17:25 Deadliest Catch 18:20 Extreme Fishing 19:15 River Monsters 20:10 How It’s Made 20:40 How Do They Do It? 21:05 Crash Course 22:00 Mythbusters 22:55 Moments Of Terror 23:50 Ross Kemp On Gangs 00:45 Ultimate Survival 01:40 Crash Course 02:10 Crash Course 02:40 Moments Of Terror 03:40 Ross Kemp On Gangs 04:40 Ultimate Survival 05:35 How It’s Made 06:00 Overhaulin’

09:30 Olympic Games: Together To London 11:30 All Sports: Watts 11:45 Tennis: Wta Tournament 13:15 Equestrian: Horse Racing Time 13:30 All Sports: Watts 13:45 Olympic Games: Summer Olympic Games London 15:45 Olympic Games: Together To London 17:45 All Sports: Watts 18:00 Tennis: Wta Tournament Usa 00:00 Car Racing: Porsche Supercup Budapest 00:30 Superbike: World Championship 01:15 Supersport: World Championship Un. Kingdom 01:45 Superbike: World Championship

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

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

07:30 Oh, God! Book 09:30 Dennis The Menace 11:10 Adventures In Babysitting 12:55 Beauty And The Beast 14:30 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 16:00 Friends 17:00 Lethal Weapon 3 19:00 Action Zone 19:30 Videofashion 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 P.S. I Love You 23:15 Rudo Y Cursi 01:05 Hustler TV 03:10 Avenger 04:45 Insidious 06:30 LTV Sports News

07:00 Baby Looney Tunes 07:25 Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs 08:15 Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures 08:40 Loonatics Unleashed 09:05 Scooby-Doo Where Are You! 09:30 Superman: The Animated Series 09:55 Big Cartoonie Show 10:20 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:45 Fanboy & Chum Chum 11:10 X’s 11:35 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 12:00 Dora The Explorer 12:25 Spongebob Squarepants 13:15 Mighty B! 13:40 My Life As A Teenage Robot 14:05 Hey Arnold! 14:30 Icarly 15:20 Road Runner Show 17:00 Planet Speed 17:30 Barclays Premier League World 18:00 Nascar Sprint Cup Series 21:00 La LIGA Pre-Season Show 2012-13 22:00 PGA Tour Classic Films 23:00 Best Soccer

Games Of The Season: Barclay’s Premier League 01:00 2011 World’s Strongest Man 01:30 Spirit Of Yachting 02:00 PGA Tour Classic Films 03:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Primera Division 05:00 Boxing Ringside 06:30 Geisco Pba Team Shootout

der Boys 00:50 Cine News 01:25 The Social Network

21:00 The Pink Panther Strikes Again 22:45 Alfie 1966 07:15 V I 08:00 Friends 08:30 Mentalist 10:00 House M.D. 10:45 United States Of Tara 11:15 Borgias 13:05 Supernatural 13:50 V I 14:35 Mentalist 16:05 Two And A Half Men 16:30 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 17:15 Harry’s Law 18:45 Closer 19:30 Desperate Housewives 20:15 According To Jim 21:00 Big Bang Theory 21:30 Sons Of Anarchy 23:05 True Blood 00:05 Charlie Valentine 02:00 Single Man 03:45 Two And A Half Men 04:15 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 05:00 Harry’s Law 06:30 Desperate Housewives

08:00 Alaska 10:00 Rock Star 12:00 Ghost Writer 14:15 Action Zone 14:45 Selena 17:00 Action Zone 17:30 We Own The Night 19:45 Red Violin 22:00 Piranha 23:30 Action Zone 00:05 Daring! TV 03:30 Watchmen 06:15 Rachel, Rachel

06:05 Con Air 08:00 Mrs. Brown 09:45 Films And Stars 10:20 Down With Love 12:05 Rumor Has It... 13:45 The Longest Yard 15:40 I Ypografi 17:50 The Eagle 19:50 Hollywood 1 On 1 20:25 Mars Needs Moms 22:00 Fast Five 00:15 The Son Of No One 01:55 Cine News 02:25 Trust 04:10 Sling Blade

06:50 One True Thing 08:55 Cine News 09:40 The Beaver 11:10 Cine News 11:40 I Am Number Four 13:30 Cine News 14:15 Oranges And Sunshine 16:05 The Romantics 17:45 Stars In Style 18:20 Hitch 20:25 The Resident 22:00 Billy Madison 23:40 Don Juan De Marco 01:20 Mia Fora Kai Ena... Moro 02:50 Cine News 03:50 Shoot’em Up

19:05 Burn Notice 19:55 A Simple Plan 22:00 Ncis Ships In The Night 23:00 Match Point 01:10 Cine News 01:30 White Bitch On Black Leash 03:35 La Fille Du Parrain

19:25 Cyrus 21:00 The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader 22:55 Won-

02:00 Morning Drive 03:00 Playing Lessons - Nick Faldo & Kyle MacLachlan 03:30 School of Golf Chapter 18: Short Game Secrets 04:00 Tour of Utah Highlights 05:00 MLB: Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels 08:00 Speedway Grand Prix Gorican, Croatia 09:00 Golf Central International 10:00 MLB: Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels 13:00 Lucas Oil on the Edge More Mud 13:30 Lucas Oil on the Edge Figure 8: ATVs 14:00 Sports Unlimited 15:00 2012 American Le Mans Series Mid-Ohio Lexington, OH 18:00 FEI Equestrian World 18:30 MLB Player Poll 19:00 PRE GAME(E) 19:15 CHAMPIONSHIP LAIKI POPULAR BANK 2011-12: APOLLON VS E.N.P (E) 21:15 POST GAME (E) 22:00 Speedway World Cup Malilla, Sweden 23:00 Lucas Oil on the Edge More Mud 23:30 Lucas Oil on the Edge Figure 8: ATVs 00:00 Sports Unlimited 01:00 Golf Central International

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

06:00 36 Hours 07:55 Never Let Me Go 09:25 Welcome To Hard Times 11:05 Sisters, The 12:40 Skyjacked 14:20 Quo Vadis 17:05 They Died With Their Boots On 19:20 Hooper 21:00 Diner 22:50 Mr: Ricco 00:25 Savage Messiah 02:00 Sea Of Grass, The 04:05 San Francisco


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Sport I was too relaxed and it cost me, says Tiger

McIlroy proves doubters wrong Stunning US PGA win takes him back to No.1 By Simon Evans RORY McIlroy brushed aside any lingering doubts over his ability to be a dominant force in golf by storming to a second major title with a stunning eight-shot victory at the PGA Championship on Sunday. McIlroy’s first big triumph, a similar eight-shot victory at last year’s US Open, was followed by a series of poor showings in the majors, including a missed the cut in his title defence and tying for 60th place at the British Open last month. The latter result prompted questions to be raised about whether the Northern Irishman was practicing enough or simply spending too much time with tennis player girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki. On Sunday, shooting a sixunder-par 66 on the tough Ocean Course, the longest track ever for a major tournament, he gave a resounding answer to his critics and was not about to let slip his chance to reply to those who doubted him. “I was a little frustrated with how I was playing earlier on in the year, but a few people in this media room were probably pushing panic buttons for no reason,” the 23-year-old told reporters. The criticism clearly stung and McIlroy said he had provided the perfect reply. “I don’t think I could have answered it in any better

way and to be honest... it did motivate me. “I did want to go out there and prove a few people wrong and that’s what I did. It took me all of four weeks to get my game back and get out of my mini-slump and this is the result,” he added. But those words were, typically for the affable Northern Irishman, said with a wry smile rather than a snarl, helped of course by the enormity of his achievement on Sunday. The victory margin eclipsed the previous best for the PGA Championship of seven set by Jack Nicklaus in 1980 and he also became the youngest player to win two major titles since the-then 23-year-old Seve Ballesteros clinched that year’s Masters. The win also sent him back to the top of the world rankings but the relief of claiming a second major and escaping the ranks of players with just one big title on their CV seemed to mean more to McIlroy. “There are a few emotions going through. There’s quite a bit of relief to get the second one out of the way. I am just so happy that I was able to play like this and win another major,” he said. “I think I made it very clear that I wasn’t too happy with how I’ve performed in the majors since the US Open (win at Congressional). I didn’t really contend,” he added. “I talked about giving my-

self a chance and to be honest, that’s all I wanted to do. “I feel these days when I give myself a chance to win one of these big tournaments, I can draw on the memories of Augusta (where he blew a four-shot lead at the 2011 US Masters), of Congressional, and now of today, and know what I did out there and know what to do again.” McIlroy has won two majors at a younger age than Tiger Woods but he was quick to deflect the inevitable suggestion that he could enjoy a similar career to the 14-time major winner. “He went on that incredible run from 2000 to 2002 and won so many. I’d love to sit up here and tell you that I’m going to do the same thing but I just don’t know,” he added. “It has been great to back up my first major with one more this year - I can’t ask for any more. I just want to keep working hard, keep practicing and hopefully there are a few more of these in my closet when my career finishes.” It was also not lost on many that McIlroy wore a red shirt on Sunday, matching Woods’ final round colour of choice. Woods finished 11 shots off the pace. “If I was playing with him, I wouldn’t wear it,” he said. “I wasn’t playing with him so I thought I would wear it. I might have to do it from now on. No wonder he wins so much.”

Rory McIlroy became the youngest player to win two major titles since the-then 23-year-old Seve Ballesteros in 1980

City complete Rodwell signing after Chelsea win

Premier League champions Man City beat Champions League winners Chelsea 3-2 in the Community Shield

MANCHESTER City have completed the signing of midfielder Jack Rodwell from Everton on a five-year contract, the Premier League champions said on Sunday. The 21-year-old England international became the first major close-season signing for City. Everton earlier confirmed the two clubs had agreed a deal. “Everton have agreed an undisclosed fee with Manchester City for the transfer of Jack Rodwell,” the club said on their website (www.evertonfc. com). Rodwell has been capped twice by England but was not selected for their Euro 2012 campaign after injury. “I relish the opportunity of playing with some of the best players in the world,” Rodwell said on the City website (www. mcfc.co.uk). “It will be an amazing experience to make my debut in

front of them if I am selected to play next weekend.” Rodwell has made 85 appearances for Liverpool-based club Everton, scoring five goals. City manager Roberto Mancini had recently spoken out about the club’s lack of transfer activity. They have struggled to offload unwanted players such as Roque Santa Cruz and Emmanuel Adebayor while balancing potential new signings with UEFA’s financial fair play rules. City begin the defence of their Premier League title at home to promoted Southampton on Sunday. In the Community Shield season curtain-raiser earlier on Sunday, City celebrated a 3-2 win over 10-man Chelsea in the Community Shield. Chelsea have spent more than 60 million pounds over the close season while City’s only major deal has been signing Rodwell.

However, goals from Yaya Toure, Carlos Tevez and Samir Nasri in a 12-minute second half spell showed that the Premier League champions may have enough firepower as it is. With Wembley in use for the Olympics, Birmingham’s Villa Park hosted the traditional curtain-raiser to the English season a week before the start of the Premier League. City were helped by the firsthalf dismissal of Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic for a reckless challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov. Speaking after the game, City captain Vincent Kompany said too much could not be read into the result, other than it signaled the challenge for the title would be closely fought. “I don’t know what we proved today, I just think it was a great day for the club again. It doesn’t matter whatever the trophy is, we’ll celebrate. We are so happy.”

NOBODY loved major championship weekends quite like Tiger Woods, and nobody was feared nearly as much when he got to that stage with a chance to win. But after another year without a major title, and three decent opportunities to add a 15th such victory, it is reasonable to ask what is holding Woods back in such situations. And on Sunday following his 11th-place tie at the PGA Championship, Woods let forth with a surprising admission: he was trying too hard. “I was right there, and I came out with probably the wrong attitude yesterday,” Woods said after a final-round 72 left him 11 shots back of winner Rory McIlroy. “I was too relaxed, and tried to enjoy it, and that’s not how I play. I play intense and full systems go. That cost me.” Woods more or less admitted that he felt he was trying too hard in the previous two major championships this year where he had a chance to win. What he didn’t admit - but what could be surmised - is that he is putting inordinate pressure on himself to close the deal in a major after what is now 18 majors (four of which he missed due to injury) without hoisting a trophy. “I was trying to enjoy it, enjoy the process of it,” said Woods, who dropped to No. 3 in the world rankings behind McIlroy and Luke Donald. “But that’s not how I play. I play all out and that’s how I won 14 of these things. That’s something I rectified today and I played a lot better because of it.” It was too late. Woods began the fourth round five shots behind McIlroy and it was going to be mighty tough to catch a guy shooting 66 in the final round of a major. Woods admitted the tournament got away from him on the first eight holes Saturday, when he missed makeable birdie putts at the first three holes and never recovered. He bogeyed the fourth, fifth and seventh holes, then was faced with an 8-footer for par when rain halted play. He was unable to convert that putt Sunday morning and ended up shooting 40 on the front nine. He did play better the rest of the way, but could manage no better than 74-72 in the final two rounds. “You know how I am; I’m intense and I’m focused on what I’m doing and nothing else matters,” Woods said. “I got back to that today and I hit some really good shots and played the way I know I can play.”


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Latin America needs to raise the bar for 2016 Rio Games

Chastened China sees tough road ahead

Next hosts expect to do better in four years after disappointing in London

By Ian Ransom

By Rex Gowar DAYRON Robles of Cuba did not finish the 110 metres hurdles final in which he was defending his Olympic title and Brazilian Cesar Cielo failed to win a major 50 metres freestyle race in the pool for the first time in four years. Argentina did not get the late burst of medals from team sports they had in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008 to boost a meagre total at the 2012 London Games. Latin America will be expecting better in Brazil in four years time. A medals haul of 17 and 22nd place in the table was not a bad return for the future Olympic hosts, even if Brazil failed to win some almost-certain gold medals while picking up others unexpectedly. “In the same way that there are negative surprises, so there are also positive ones,” Brazil team chief Bernard Rajzman told Reuters. Brazil will be looking for far more than three gold medals, five silver and nine bronze when Rio de Janeiro is host in 2016. The region’s biggest and most populous country was let down in the sports where they have the best training programmes and facilities but can take heart from surprise results in such disciplines as boxing, judo and gymnastics. Brazil are targeting a place among the top 10 on the medals list at the Rio Games and their haul of medals in London is a national record and an improvement on Beijing, although the golden total stayed the same. If Britain is an example to go by, Brazil can beef up their sports programmes and prepare to do far better than any Latin American country has ever done at the Olympics when the extravaganza is held in South

What went wrong? Brazil’s Cesar Cielo failed to win a major 50 metres freestyle race in the swimming pool for the first time in four years America for the first time. The large Spanish and Portuguese speaking region, taken as a whole, has proportionately done poorly at the Olympics, not least Brazil’s great rivals Argentina who picked up a paltry four medals in London, worse than the six in Beijing. Sebastian Crismanich’s victory in taekwondo was Argentina’s first individual gold medal since Delfo Cabrera won the marathon at the previous London Games in 1948. The region has never been

noted for investing in a big way in sport outside football apart from the small island of Cuba who have usually punched above their weight. In London, Cuba suffered a black Wednesday during the second week when Robles, troubled by back pains all season, pulled up halfway through the high hurdles final he had won in Beijing. On the same day, compatriot Lazaro Borges was a medal candidate in the pole vault after finishing second at the World Championships

in Daegu last year. Instead, he broke his pole, failed to settle into his rhythm with a replacement and failed to go beyond the qualifying round. However, Cuba were Latin America’s top ranked nation in 15th place with five gold medals, three bronze and six silver after their boxers won two titles having surprisingly failed to pick up any in Beijing. Colombia were third among the Latin American teams with eight medals including one gold and three

silver after successes in cycling and Caterine Ibarguen finishing second in the women’s triple jump. Mexico were right behind them with one less bronze having shone in archery and diving, and winning a shock gold in football with victory over favourites Brazil in the final. Isolated results gave Venezuela their first gold medal for 44 years in any sport with Ruben Limardo’s victory in fencing and Guatemala a silver for Erick Barrondo in the 20km walk.

Queen is most golden head of state By Paul Casciato

The 86-year-old monarch appeared in a video clip during the opening ceremony with fictional spy James Bond

US President Barack Obama may have rested soundly on Sunday night in the knowledge his country topped the medals table at the London Games, but he might be slightly put out to discover that as a head of state he still comes second to Britain’s queen. Thanks to her role as head of state for 16 countries, Queen Elizabeth is the world leader whose athletes have won more gold medals at London 2012 than any other and in her diamond jubilee

year too. That’s 48 golds for Elizabeth to Obama’s 46. Alongside Britain’s 29 golds, only six of the queen’s other countries were needed to top the medal count with seven from Australia, five from New Zealand, four from Usain Bolt and his fellow Jamaicans and one each from Bahamas,Canada and Grenada.

MADE HER MARK The 86-year-old monarch had made her mark upon the Games when she appeared in a video clip dur-

ing the opening ceremony with fictional spy James Bond, and then seeming to skydive from a helicopter with a Union Jack parachute. Britain once ruled the waves and two-thirds of the planet for hundreds of years and has an imperial history which saw the United States win a war of independence in the 18th century. The queen, who came to the throne after the death of her father George VI has spent a lifetime saying goodbye to Britain’s former colonial possessions around the world.

CHINA’S sports mandarins had warned before the London Olympics that their athletes would struggle to match the table-topping gold medal haul they enjoyed in Beijing. They will take little comfort in being proved right. China amassed 38 gold medals in London to reaffirm its status as a sporting superpower but finished behind the Americans, who will take 46 titles back to the United States. Reeled in by the US athletics team in the final days, the East Asian power, which won 51 golds at Beijing, immediately spoke of plans to improve its “regular” performance. London was at times a tumultuous Games for the Chinese delegation. They were angered by suspicions of doping in their swimming programme, dragged into scandal by their badminton team and stunned by the second successive Olympic failure of Liu Xiang. China has long regarded Olympic success as going hand-in-hand with economic clout and global influence and delegation chief Liu Peng said the team had a lot of work to do before the 2016 Rio Games and to “enlarge its international impact”. Liu, who described the performance as “satisfactory”, said other countries were catching up to China in sports like table tennis, badminton, diving, gymnastics and weightlifting, while the Chinese were not making enough progress in other sports. “In track and field, swimming, cycling and other events we have achieved obvious progress but there is still quite a big gap between us and the strong sporting nations,” Liu told a news conference on Sunday. “Although we played well in our traditional best disciplines and events, other countries are catching up quite rapidly and we are facing more severe challenges. “We need to reflect carefully on these problems and learn more and make a bigger effort to improve... We know we have a lot more work to do and our task is still very huge.” Chinese bloggers have expressed concerns about damaged athletes crashing under the pressure to win gold after sacrificing their childhoods for the state. This was highlighted when it was revealed that diving gold medallist Wu Minxia was not told of her grandparents’ deaths or her mother’s battle with cancer, fearing it would distract her. “The system is disastrous,” wrote one user on China’s Twitter-like microblogging service Sina Weibo. “The budding young talents are shut up in closed training schools from a young age and apart from their own events, almost have no other life skills.”


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Hoy’s tears a defining moment IOC president Jacques Rogge reflects on his personal favourites By Avril Ormsby CHRIS Hoy’s tears of joy represented a defining moment of London 2012, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge said on Sunday. Rogge also acknowledged Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt as a “living legend” after his treble success in London replicated his success of Beijing four years ago. “There are so many things, I have not one favourite moment,” Rogge said when asked at a news conference what it might be. “If I would have to take one, not emotion, but a sentimental one, that would be the tears of Chris Hoy. I think that’s one of the defining moments of the Games.” Hoy wept after clinching his sixth Olympic cycling gold medal, in the keirin, last Tuesday, ensuring Britain matched their Beijing record of seven track titles. Rogge said many athletes had managed to write Olympic history in London, including American swimmer Michael Phelps, who became the most decorated Olympian, and Britain’s Ben Ainslie, who became the most successful Games

Overcome with emotion: Chris Hoy wept after clinching his sixth Olympic cycling gold medal, in the keirin to become Britain’s most decorated Olympian sailor. He also picked out Italian fencer Valentina Vezzali for racking up a sixth gold and Andy Murray for winning his first big tennis title. “I could go on and on but I will shorten my speech,” he said. Rogge also mentioned the “magic stride” of Kenya’s David Rudisha who romped home to win the 800 metres in a world-record time, saying: “This was beauty in action.” Rogge finally confirmed Bolt as a “living legend”,

having appeared reluctant to do so earlier in the week. The sprinter won an unprecedented 100 and 200 metres double at two consecutive Olympics, and anchored the Jamaican 4x100 metre relay team who retained their Beijing title in world-record time. Rogge had suggested Bolt’s career could be judged only when it was over, comparing it with that of American Carl Lewis who competed in four consecutive Games. “Your semantic question about a legend, I mean, this

is a very semantic issue,” he said when asked what else Bolt had to do to become a living legend. “Let me finalise this issue as follows: to say that Usain Bolt is an active-performance legend, he’s an icon, he’s the best sprinter of all times. I think that is a good qualification.” London organising committee (LOCOG) chairman Seb Coe described Britain’s Mo Farah as “probably the greatest runner we have produced in this country”, after he won Saturday’s

5,000 metres to go with his earlier victory in the 10,000. “I thought Mo Farah’s race was superb,” Coe told the news conference. The British public’s support and enthusiasm during the Games had been the best aspect of London 2012 for him, he said. “The British people, day after day, have filled our stadiums and turned them into theatres of sport,” he said. “I think for me that has been, in a way, the defining part of this two-week experience.”

Uganda’s past inspires marathon man Kiprotich to Olympic glory By John Mehaffey

Stephen Kiprotich won the final event of the athletics

STEPHEN Kiprotich drew inspiration from Uganda’s only previous Olympic champion and capitalised on the benefits of training at altitude in Kenya to win the London Games men’s marathon on Sunday. “I was unknown, now I am known,” Kiprotich told reporters after winning Uganda’s first medal of the Games in the final event of the athletics programme before thousands of cheering spectators on the streets of London. John Akii-Bua, who set a world record in the 1972 Munich Games 400 metres hurdles final, was Uganda’s only other Olympic champion. “I always kept him in mind,” Kiprotich said after accelerating away from Kenyans Wilson Kipsang and Abel Kirui with six kilometres remaining in the

42.195km race past some of London’s most celebrated landmarks on a hot and humid morning. “I saw him coming like a cheetah,” exclaimed twice world champion Kirui, who had been locked in a threeway battle with Kiprotich and London champion Kipsang since the 30-km mark on a loop course with one short and three long laps. “It was very hard to control that kind of move.” Kipsang had taken the early lead, passing the halfway stage in 63 minutes 15 seconds in a successful attempt to split the field, before he was gradually reeled in by Kiprotich and Kirui. “I took it out because the pace was so slow and I knew we would have problems at the end so I tried to push,” he explained. Kiprotich crossed the line in two hours eight minutes one second, 26 seconds ahead of Kirui. Kipsang

was 1:10 further back. His time, in his fourth marathon, was the third fastest at the Olympic Games and his gold medal was the first of any kind by a Ugandan distance runner. Kiprotich, 23, trains in Eldoret with a number of elite Kenyans, including Emmanuel Mutai, the east Africans’ third man in Sunday’s race. “The problem with Uganda is that there are no facilities,” he said. “I come from an area where there are no facilities. “I spend some time in Kenya, some in Uganda but most of my time is spent in Kenya in a training camp. “At the start of the race I thought either Kenya would win, Ethiopia would win. Then I thought maybe I could move. “It is our second gold medal. I made history for my people, my coaches, my manager, for Uganda. I am happy.”

‘Greatest ever’ GB finish third GREAT Britain’s chef de mission Andy Hunt has called his team’s performance at London 2012 their “greatest ever” after sealing third in the medal table. Team GB finished behind the first-placed United States and China in second, and ahead of fourth-placed Russia. “This is our greatest performance of our greatest team at the greatest Olympics ever,” Hunt told the BBC. GB finished with 65 medals, with 29 gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze. It surpassed their total of 47 at the 2008 Beijing Games and the target of at least 48 set by UK Sport. “It’s been a massive privilege to do this,” Hunt said on BBC Olympic Breakfast. “The performance of the athletes has been extraordinary and the collaboration across British sport to make it happen has been nothing like we’ve ever seen before. “Combine that with the support of the British public and it’s been magical. We know that 70% of athletes usually do not win a medal at an Olympic Games. We’ve unquestionably exceeded our expectations.” The United States restored their dominance at the Olympics after China’s extraordinary performance in Beijing, but the poor display from Australia with just seven golds is equally noteworthy. GB’s first medal of the Games was won by cyclist Lizzie Armitstead after she took silver in the road race. Then, following Heather Stanning and Helen Glover’s gold in the women’s rowing pair, the gold rush continued. Boxer Anthony Joshua took Team GB’s gold-medal tally to 29 after defeating Italy’s Roberto Cammarelle in the super-heavyweight final on Sunday. Samantha Murray then won Great Britain’s 65th and final medal when she took silver in the modern pentathlon in the final event of the Games. Prime Minister David Cameron paid tribute to the performance of the British team, saying they had helped lift the entire nation. “It has been an extraordinary few weeks for our country,” the prime minister told BBC Olympic Breakfast. “It’s lifted the whole country, brought people together and it’s been a fantastic performance. I’m very proud of what we’ve done. “When I started looking at this I was impressed with coming fourth in Beijing. Think about that for a minute. “We’re a country of 60 million people and we are up against Russia, Germany, China, America and India. Coming fourth in the world was, I thought, pretty amazing and I thought holding on to fourth place would be a huge challenge. Yet this year we’ve produced incredible results.”


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London Marathon would love to lure Farah By Steven Downes

Mo Farah is the first Briton to win gold at either 5,000 or 10,000m after his stunning long-distance double

LONDON marathon organisers would be happy to have Britain’s double Olympic champion Mo Farah in their race and believe he will make his debut over the distance in the city. Farah, who won the 10,000 and 5,000 metres golds at the London Games, has said he eventually plans to move up to the marathon. “Mo Farah is welcome to run the London marathon any

time he likes,” David Bedford, the event’s international race director, said. “Mo has to take some time out and decide his next step. I’m sure that his next move will be to the marathon. “I will be amazed if his debut is not in London,” said former 10,000 metres world record holder Bedford after the Olympic men’s marathon, of which he was the course director. Farah is the first Briton to win Olympic gold at either 5,000 or 10,000m and has already announced he will run

the Great North Run, a halfmarathon, in Newcastle next month. When Paula Radcliffe moved up to the marathon, she reportedly benefited from a one million dollar, four-race deal with London, where she set her world record in 2003. According to senior international athletics sources who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, with his two Olympic golds and massive popular appeal, Farah could expect to be paid four times as much by the London organ-

isers. Farah, however, seems in no rush to move off the track so soon after mastering it. “I still want to keep taking part in the 5,000 and 10,000 so there’s still a lot of stuff to be achieved,” the 29-year-old said. “In my career I’d like to step up to the marathon but not yet - keep doing what I’m doing because it’s working and see if I can get more medals. In your career you want to be able to collect as many medals as you can.”

Dark days makes US Dream Team gold shine brighter

Ostapchuk stripped of gold for doping

Spain give mighty Americans a fright

OLYMPIC women’s shot put champion Nadzeya Ostapchuk has been stripped of the gold medal she won at the London Games after testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid. Two urine samples taken from the Belarussian before and after her win last Monday tested positive for metenolone, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said yesterday Belarus had been ordered to return Ostapchuk’s gold medal which would now be awarded to New Zealand’s Valerie Adams, it added. Russian Evgeniia Kolodko would move up to silver and China’s Gong Lijiao would get bronze. Ostapchuk, who had won the gold with a throw of 21.36 metres, was world champion in 2005 and European champion two years ago. In July, at a meeting in Minsk, she threw 21.58, the best outdoor distance in the world since 1998. Adams said she was delighted to be promoted to gold. “I am speechless with this news. It is taking me some time to take this in,” she said. “It is also encouraging for those athletes like myself, who are proud to compete cleanly, that the system works and doping cheats are caught.” Officials said urine and blood samples taken from competitors in London would be stored for up to eight years.

By Steve Keating

IN BRIEF

LEBRON James and Kobe Bryant own National Basketball Association, Olympic and world championship titles and their trophy cases are packed with individual honours. Yet for all their success, two of the world’s most famous athletes celebrated the United States’ 107-100 gold medal victory over Spain in the London Games basketball final on Sunday as if it was the first thing they had ever won. It would be easy for the mighty Americans, 130-5 in Olympic competition and winners of four of the five golds on offer since NBA players began taking part in the Games, to be blase about the successful defence of the crown they won in Beijing. But James and his US team mates were taking nothing for granted with memories of past failure fresh in their minds. James and head coach Mike Krzyzewski were part of USA Basketball’s darkest days when the country’s status as the world’s undisputed superpower in the sport was questioned after third-place finishes at Athens 2004 and the 2006 worlds. Thoughts of those failed campaigns made Sunday’s 107-100 win over a plucky

Spain side even sweeter. “Between coach K, CP (Chris Paul) and Melo (Carmelo Anthony), we’ve been through it all,” said James, brushing the gold medal hung around his neck. “We were part of the rebuild of the USA team trying to get back to where it was before. I was part of it in 04, me and Melo, that was the lowest point for the USA team. “Then coach K took over and we lost the world championship 06 but we made that three-year commitment from 05. We were able to win the worlds in Las Vegas and then gold in 08. “It has been a long road for USA basketball and I’m just happy to be in a position to say I had something to do with us being back on top,” he added. For a player associated only with success, it is easy to forget that James has also known failure. Drafted into the NBA as the number one overall pick by the woeful Cleveland Cavaliers, James laboured for years to lift his team to a title before turning his back on the city and signing for Miami Heat where he has realised all his basketball dreams. In June, James celebrated his first NBA title by leading the Heat past the Oklahoma Thunder and two months later he was collecting his

second Olympic gold medal. To cap his season, James also won the league’s most valuable player award for a third time along with NBA finals MVP honours. However, for James the thrill of victory, especially at the Olympics, never grows old. The sheer joy the men displayed following their gold medal win was in sharp contrast to the US women’s team’s muted celebrations following an 86-50 romp over France on the same hardwood a day earlier that earned them a fifth straight gold. Unbeaten since a bronze medal win at the 1992 Barcelona Games, not a single member of the current US women’s team has known the sting of an Olympic defeat. James explained that it was the losses that taught the men to savour every win. “It was definitely a different attitude towards the game and what it meant to really represent your country,” reflected James. “I don’t think we all understood that, I think we were all putting on the uniform and thought we could just come together in two, three weeks and win just because we had great individuals. “It was a long journey but I guess eight years later we have two gold medals and a world championship.”

The United States, with LeBron James (right) in great form, beat Spain 107-100 in a thrilling basketball final

Cypriot Athanasiades 40th Joshua delights home crowd Russian comeback spoils in Mountain Bike event with super-heavyweight win Brazilian volleyball party CYPRIOT cyclist Marios Athanasiades finished 40th overall in the Men’s Cross-Country Mountain Bike event on Sunday The 25-year-old from Nicosia completed the seven-lap course of 34.1 km in just over an hour and 43 minutes which was more than 14 minutes behind champion Jaroslav Kulhavy of the Czech Republic. Athanasiades was the last rider who actually completed the race as Weisong Tong of China and Guam’s Derek Horton were both lapped, while eight other cyclists either did not finish the race or even make it to the start line.

BRITAIN’S Anthony Joshua produced a big comeback to beat Italian Olympic champion Roberto Cammarelle to the super-heavyweight title on Sunday, capping an impressive performance by the host nation in the ring. Joshua, ten years Cammarelle’s junior at 22 and heavily fancied for gold before the final, came from three points down going into the last round to win the final bout of the London Games on countback to the delight of the home crowd. The Italians opposed the decision, delaying the medal ceremony, but their protest was denied to cheers from an arena packed with partisan support.

RUSSIA proved the oldest sporting adage that its never over until the scoreboard says so as their men’s volleyball team came back from the brink to snatch gold and spoil Brazil’s party. By the time Russia’s Dmitriy Muserskiy hung high above the net to spike the Russians to a 3-2 victory, they had undergone an astonishing ride that had seen them come back from two sets down and save two match points. For a country that is considered among the powerhouses of the sport, Sunday’s victory also ended a painful 32-year streak without a men’s Olympic title that had included two losing finals.


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Proud London looks back on ‘happy and glorious’ Games Star-studded musical ‘circus’ brings curtain down on London Olympics

By Mike Collett-White

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ONDON nursed a collective hangover yesterday as it bade farewell to the Olympics and to thousands of athletes heading home, and Britain looked back with pride on a Games one newspaper said had “surpassed our wildest dreams”. The triumphant headlines were in stark contrast to the sense of foreboding in the build-up to the 17-day sporting extravaganza, when an embarrassing shortage of security guards and concerns over urban transport chaos had dominated the debate. Add to that a price tag of more than nine billion pounds during an economic downturn, not to mention nagging fears of a terrorist attack, and the sense of relief is palpable now it is all over. “The world’s verdict is unanimous,” best-selling newspaper the Sun trumpeted in an editorial after millions stayed up late for a closing festival of British music and style. “Our Games were sensational. We absolutely nailed it,” it said. “So let’s be very proud today. To be British is to be a winner again.” Pride was tinged with regret, however, as the diversion of more than two weeks of action-packed sport abruptly ended and the workaday reality of a recession-hit economy and painful government spending cuts loomed large once again. Heathrow airport expected to see off around 8,000 Olympic athletes who were departing yesterday, many of them having taken part in the closing ceremony at the main stadium in long-depressed east London late on Sunday. The exuberant showcase of British pop, culture and fashion starred the Spice Girls, The Who, Madness, George Michael and a cast of thousands of volunteers, and it played out before another packed audience at the

A spectacular sight: a firework display took the breath away at the closing ceremony in London as the 17-day sporting extravaganza came to an end 80,000-capacity arena. During a special eightminute segment, the stadium was bathed in the colours and sounds of Brazil, as the Olympics looked ahead to 2016 when Rio de Janeiro is the host city. The Who had the final word with My Generation, an echo of the London 2012 motto ‘Inspire a Generation’, as organisers and the government strive to ensure a lasting public legacy that goes beyond expensive white elephants and unpaid bills. Fulfilling promises of a “cheeky” and “cheesy” close, Eric Idle of Monty Python sang ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’, there was a giant inflatable octopus and a real-life human cannonball flew through the air. The Olympic flag was handed to Rio mayor Eduardo Paes before International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge called the London Games “happy and glorious” words from Britain’s national anthem to the queen - and declared the festival closed. The stadium was the setting for some of the most spectacular moments of the Games, including Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt defending the 100 and 200 metres and 4x100

Medals Table Country United States China Great Britain Russia South Korea Germany

Gold 46 38 29 24 13 11

Silver 29 27 17 25 8 19

relay titles he won in Beijing, the last of these in a worldrecord 36.84 seconds. British athletics fans will also cherish memories of the venue, where Somali-born Londoner Mo Farah won the 5,000 and 10,000 metres double to deafening roars and was celebrated as a symbol of the capital’s multi-culturalism. The hosts won 29 golds, their best result for 104 years, to take third place in the rankings, helping lift a nation where social stability is far from a given a year after violent summer riots and looting swept parts of the capital and other cities. Many will remember London 2012 for the record-breaking exploits of American swimmer Michael Phelps, who took

Bronze 29 22 19 23 7 14

Total 104 87 65 82 28 44

his lifetime medal haul to 22 including 18 golds, making him the most decorated Olympian in history. His tally helped the United States to the top of the Olympic table with 46 golds to second-placed China’s 38, reversing the order of the Beijing Games in 2008. There was, of course, Bolt, the biggest name in athletics and a charismatic ambassador for sprinting. After winning the 4x100 on Saturday evening he went on to a London nightclub to delight dancing fans with a turn as a DJ, shouting out “I am a legend” to the packed dancefloor. Britons may also recall Andy Murray demolishing world number one Roger Federer at

‘The world’s verdict is unanimous. We absolutely nailed it’ Wimbledon to win the men’s singles tennis gold, while compatriot Jessica Ennis, her face seen on a thousand billboards, won the women’s heptathlon on the first ‘Super Saturday’. Despite concerns about the creaky transport system and a shortfall of private security guards, the Games passed by fairly trouble free. A furore over empty seats at several Olympic venues blew over, especially once the track and field showcase kicked in and drew capacity crowds for virtually every session. It was not all about triumph, however. Many tears shed by athletes and the public were of sorrow, not joy, as medals were narrowly missed and controversial decisions left

athletes convinced they were wronged. At the closing ceremony, a highlights video reel included images of South Korea’s Shin A-Lam alone and distraught on the fencing piste after a timekeeping error contributed to her defeat in an epee semi-final. China’s hero Liu Xiang suffered heartache again after crashing into the first barrier of the 110 sprint hurdles four years after he withdrew from the heats in Beijing due to injury. Eight Asian badminton players were controversially expelled from the Games after not trying hard enough to win matches, having broken the spirit, but not the rules of their sport. And China bowed out of the Games with a swipe at the critics who accused 16-yearold swimming sensation Ye Shiwen of doping after her times rivalled the top American men.


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