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Ecuador grants Assange asylum UK government had threatened to storm Ecuador embassy to arrest former hacker By Mohammed Abbas and Eduardo Garcia


cuador granted political asylum to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange yesterday, a day after it said Britain had threatened to raid the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest the former hacker. Britain has said it is determined to extradite him to Sweden, where he is accused of rape and sexual assault. Assange fears he will ultimately be sent to the United States which is furious that his WikiLeaks website has leaked hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic and military cables. Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said his country feared for the safety of the Australian, who had lodged an asylum request with President Rafael Correa, a self-declared enemy of “corrupt” media and U.S. “imperialism”. Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague said that London would not allow Assange safe passage out of the country. Patino told a news conference in Quito that Assange’s extradition to a third country without proper guarantees was probable, and that

legal evidence showed he would not get a fair trial if eventually transferred to the United States. “This is a sovereign decision protected by international law. It makes no sense to surmise that this implies a breaking of relations (with Britain),” he said. Even after yesterday’s decision Assange’s fate is still far from clear: Britain has said it could strip the Ecuadorean embassy of its diplomatic status, which would expose him to immediate arrest by the British authorities. “The United Kingdom does not recognise the principle of diplomatic asylum,” Hague told reporters. “There is no ... threat here to storm the embassy. We are talking about an Act of Parliament in this country which stresses that it must be used in full conformity with international law.” Hague said the impasse could go on for a considerable time. Assange has been holed up inside Ecuador’s embassy in central London for eight weeks since he lost a legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden. In a statement posted by WikiLeaks on its Twitter


The Metropolitan Police arrest a supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London yesterday (AFP)

Scientists discover massive, record-breaking galaxy cluster A MASSIVE so-called galaxy cluster, one of the largest structures in the universe, has been discovered about 5.7 billion light years from Earth and credited with setting several important new cosmic records, U.S.-based researchers said this week. The Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics said in a news release that observations of the cluster, which has shown a prodigious rate of star forma-

tion, may force astronomers to rethink how such colossal structures and galaxies that inhabit them evolve over time. Known officially by an alphabet soup of numbers and letters as SPT-CLJ23444243, the cluster has been nicknamed “Phoenix,” after the mythological bird that rose from the dead. That’s partly due to the constellation in which it lies. But Michael McDonald, a Hubble fellow at the Massachusetts In-

stitute of Technology, said the Phoenix was also a great way of thinking about the latest astronomical marvel. “While galaxies at the centre of most clusters may have been dormant for billions of years, the central galaxy in this cluster seems to have come back to life with a new burst of star formation,” said McDonald, the lead author of the paper on Phoenix, appearing in yesterday’s issue of Nature.

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Cyprus slips deeper into recession in Q2

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CYPRUS slid deeper into recession in the second quarter of the year, according to preliminary data released this week, with economic output contracting by 0.8 per cent on a quarterly basis as most sectors of the economy suffered bar tourism and banking. The prolonged slump adds to the challenge facing Cyprus, which applied to its European Union partners for a financial lifeline in June to buffer its banks, battered by their exposure to Greece, and plug deficits from the worst recession in more than three decades. Flash data released by the statistics service showed Cyprus recorded its fourth quarterly contraction in the second quarter. It was double the 0.4 per cent decline in the first quarter, and almost as pronounced as a 1.0 per cent dip in output in the third quarter of 2011 when an accidental blast destroyed the Mediterranean island’s largest power station.

On an annual basis, the Cypriot economy contracted by 2.3 per cent, compared to a 1.5 per cent decline in the first quarter, the statistics service said. Output declined in construction and manufacturing, trade and transport, but grew in tourism and banking. Tourist arrivals recorded a 3.4 per cent year-on-year rise in July, reaching 371,453 compared with 359,104 in 2011.

Tourist arrivals from Russia chalked up a 40.7 per cent increase last month, reaching 79,278. Arrivals from Germany were up 13.5 per cent while Norway showed a 9.3 rise. On the other hand, arrivals from the UK were down 9.1 per cent in July – 141,782 in compared with 156.051 in July 2011 – as were those from Sweden, 5.1 per cent and Greece, 3.4 per cent.

Officials from the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank - known as the ’troika’ - have visited the island twice since Cyprus asked for financial aid on June 25. They warned lawmakers there were no growth prospects this year or the next – instead they should expect a “deep recession”.

Domestic tourism boost for Paphos hotels THE occupancy of Paphos hotels reached 95 per cent in recent days, boosted by Cypriots and Russian tourists, a tourism official said yesterday. “The arrival of Russian tourists continues and is quite satisfactory,” said the chairman of the district’s hoteliers’ committee, Themis Philipides. Arrivals from Russia jumped 40.7 per cent year-on-year in July, compensating for the 9.1 per cent reduction in traffic from the UK – the island’s main market. But Paphos apparently benefited from locals’ decision not to travel abroad this year because of the downturn. A lot of Cypriots who used to holiday abroad have limited their excursions, due to the economic crisis, opting

to come to our town,” Philipides said. “I can say that domestic tourism is at a peak. It is the first year we have so many people from other districts.” Philipides said hotels have not raised their prices, despite the increase in overheads. The rise in tourist arrivals has also caused a spike in trips to the city’s emergency room. According to the Paphos hospital director, the week ending last Wednesday saw 1,692 people receiving treatment for various reasons including accidents, gastroenteritis and heart attacks. The highest turnout was recorded last Sunday, with 254 people seeking some sort of treatment.

Cyprus ranked 69th in the London Olympics CYPRUS ranked 69th among the 85 medal winning countries at the London Olympics, which ended last Sunday. Overall, athletes from 205 countries competed. The island took home one medal, the silver in men’s laser won by Limassolian Pavlos Kontides, 22. It was the first Olympic medal ever won by a Cypriot. Fellow sailor Andreas Kariolou ranked 17th after competing in the RS-X sailing event. In track and field, high jump athlete Kyriakos Ioannou, 28, secured a place in the final and ranked 13th. It is the first time a Cypriot athlete has managed to qualify for a track and field final since 1980 when Cyprus started competing as an independent state at the Olympics. Another track and field athlete, Eleni Artymata, who competed in the women’s 200m, ranked 17th out of 24 in the semi finals. Cypriot international tennis player Marcos Baghdatis advanced to the 3rd round and lost to Briton Andy Murray, who eventually went on to beat Roger

Federer and win the gold. Cypriot skeet shooting athlete Giorgos Achilleos ranked 11th overall in the qualifying round. Fellow athlete Antonis Andreou ranked 22nd in the same qualifying event. Young skeet shooting athlete Panayiota Andreou ranked 16th. Discus thrower Aposolos Parellis ranked 13th in the qualifying event. Swimmer Anna Stylianou competing in the women’s 200 m freestyle heats came 4th but did not manage to pass to the semi finals. Competing in the men’s hammer throw, Constantinos Stathelakos ranked 33rd out of 38 athletes. Finally, twenty six yearold Cypriot athlete Marios Athanasiades, the first Cypriot cyclist to take part in a men’s cross country cycling in the Olympics, came 40th out of 50 competing athletes. “I think it was possibly the most successful effort of Cyprus in Olympic Games ever”, said Olga Piperidou leader of the Cyprus mission at the games. “Our athletes gave it their best”.

Silver medallist Pavlos Kontides on his return to Cyprus

Flight diverted over Beirut airport tensions AN Air France flight to Lebanon was diverted to Cyprus yesterday after protesters blocked the road to Beirut International airport. Flight 562 with 175 passengers on board initially flew to Damascus, Syria, for refuelling, before flying to Cyprus. The aircraft landed in Larnaca at 1.20am and eventually left for Beirut at around 3.30pm yesterday. The passengers were put up in hotels. The airline decided to divert the aircraft over security

concerns caused by tensions around Beirut airport. Reports said Shiite demonstrators blocked the road to the airport with burning tyres. They were protesting the capture by rebels inside Syria of a member of Lebanon’s powerful Shiite al-Mokdad clan. The clan said it had responded by kidnapping more than 20 Syrians and a Turkish national inside Lebanon, Isreali newspaper Haaretz said.

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PANAYIOTIS Ioannou, 37 years old from Ormidhia village, has been missing from his home since July 27, 2012. Ioannou is of strong build and is 1.70 cm tall with short curly hair. If you have any information that could help in locating Ioannou, please contact CID Dhekelia on 2414 4353, or British bases police in Dhekelia on 2474 1453 / 4333, or your nearest police station.

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Tourist dies after he and five friends drank ‘enough for 30 people’ By Natalie Hami A 20-YEAR-OLD British tourist, George Yuill, who died on Monday morning at a tourist apartment in Ayia Napa choked on his own vomit, according to state pathologist Eleni Antoniou. “He suffered from asphyxiation…he choked on his vomit,” said Antoniou, who conducted the postmortem on Tuesday. According to Antoniou, authorities were waiting for toxicology results now to see how much alcohol was in his system and whether he had combined it with drugs. “He was very drunk; we think that he had combined alcohol and drugs,” said Antoniou. According to reports, Yuill, who had been drinking

Found dead A 55-YEAR-OLD Slovakian woman was found dead on a pavement in Larnaca during the early hours of yesterday. Police believe that she had been drinking but the cause of death will be determined by a post-mortem to be carried out today.

Don’t overdo it.’ The diplomat held meetings with Ayia Napa mayor Antonis Tsokkos and chief of police Costas Hadjioannou at the time. The campaign involves the distribution of beer mats, posters and wristbands that publicise emergency phone numbers for tourists who find themselves in trouble. The ‘Holiday Hangover’ campaign coincides with a new British foreign office report which points to an increase in British tourists getting into trouble overseas. According to new figures, there was a six per cent rise in arrests worldwide last year, with 6,015 being handled by British embassies. The foreign office thinks the rise could be down to resorts popular with UK tourists developing a zero tolerance approach to binge drinking and drugs.

Ordeal in Ayia Napa Four separate reports of sexual assault by ‘gang’ By Poly Pantelides

POLICE are still looking for 15-year-old Eka Okriashvili who has been missing from her Limassol home since July 30. She is about 1.68m in height, normal build, with long red hair and brown eyes. Anyone that can provide information on her whereabouts should contact CID Limassol, their nearest police station or the Citizen’s Line on 1460.

along with five other friends, went to lie down on the balcony of the apartment at around 7am. Friends brought him inside and laid him down on the floor where he died soon after. Antoniou estimated that all six had drunk around 10 litres of vodka and around 20 beers and had been drinking throughout the night. “The amount of alcohol...enough for 30 people was consumed by six people,” she said. Some of the Briton’s friends have set up a Facebook page called Rest in Peace George Yuill where they have written dedications and messages. Just last month British High Commissioner Matthew Kidd visited the popular holiday resort to encourage British tourists to drink in moderation, as part of an initiative called ‘Holiday Hangover:

POLICE appeared to be at a loss yesterday over four separate sexual assault incidents, each involving a ‘gang’ of six men in Ayia Napa. A 19-year-old woman said that on Wednesday at about 3.30am in the tourist resort she was raped in an assault involving six men. Wednesday’s report came after a British tourist couple said they were set-upon in the early hours of Sunday by six men on Nissi beach who tried to sexually assault the woman. And a month ago an Irish newspaper reported that two young women had each been raped by one of the members of a ‘gang of six men’ on two separate nights a week apart. The police said they are investigating the latest claim by the 19-year-old, another British national who works at a local night club. A state pathologist found bruises on her fingers and legs. But police seemed to have no information on the other incidents, even though the victims said they filed complaints. The British couple James

Cooper, 30, and Gemma Newton, 25, who were on holiday in Ayia Napa told the Cyprus Mail that at around 3.30am on Sunday morning six men assaulted James when he tried to fend off their attack on Gemma. Police said yesterday they had no record of an assault and attempted rape by a gang of six men on Sunday morning. But the couple said the police had taken them down to the Ayia Napa police department to give statements after they reported the incident on Sunday morning. Last month in July, two women told Irish newspaper, Sunday World, that while they were on holiday in Ayia Napa they were raped in two separate incidents. Each incident involved six men. The reporter who covered the story for the Sunday World said the two women reported the incident to the police. A police spokesman, asked if the cases were familiar to him, said he could not recollect anything. James and Gemma – who are now back in the UK – got in touch with the Cyprus Mail after what they said were days of trying to

James Cooper and Gemma Newton during a previous trip to Cyprus get through to their case investigator. The couple said they went to the popular Nissi beach on Sunday morning after a night out and decided to have a swim. Gemma said they spent most of their nights on Nissi beach two years ago when they previously visited the island and thought they would be safe. She said that six men between the ages of 20 and 30 appeared with “their private bits out”. James told her: “I think we should go” but they had already pinned her down and were “touching [her] all over,” Gemma said. “James shouted ‘Run Gem-

ma, run,’ and I ran for ten seconds, looked behind and they were on him,” Gemma said. At that point she said she screamed and the six men grabbed all of the couple’s belongings, including their clothes, and ran off. James ran after them, saying he saw them get in a white car. His jaw was fractured from the assult, he said. After the incident, the couple went back to their hotel and called the police, they said. James said the police took them back to Nissi beach to look for the men. He spent the next night looking for the six men

around Ayia Napa and talking to five businesses on the main road, which had CCTV installed and may have captured footage of the mens’ car. He said that he called the police eight or nine times to ask them to get the footage but was ignored. “They didn’t even ask me my name when I called,” he said adding that he was told at some point to call two days later when the case investigator would return and someone hung up on him. “I’ve been to Cyprus six or seven times and we were thinking of moving here but obviously that’s not happening,” he said.

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Home Refugees from Morphou hand in resolution to UN and EU THE UNITED Nations and the European Union must exert pressure on Turkey to change its attitude and work towards a just solution to the Cyprus problem, the people of Morphou declared yesterday The demand was set out in a resolution from the Morphou municipal council and other Morphou organisations on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the occupation of the town by Turkish troops. It also calls for the withdrawal of all Turkish troops. “As a result of the Turkish invasion of 1974, Turkey’s military aggression against Cyprus tragically continues unabated for thirtyeight long years. “The military occupation, forcible division, violation of human rights, massive colonisation, cultural destruction, property usurpation and ethnic segregation imposed, remain the main characteristics of the status quo on the island”, the resolution notes, adding: “Today, Turkey, an aspiring member of the European Union, still stands guilty of international aggression against a full member-state of the UN and the EU, which presently holds the Presidency of the EU”. It said that even today “while discussions between the two communities are carried out, Turkey and the occupying troops create illegally a fait accompli on the territory in the Greek-Cypriot properties in Morphou and the broader region. This will certainly render difficult, if not impossible, a fair and viable solution”. Morphou mayor Charalambos Pittas and a delegation from the other organisations yesterday visited the embassies of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council where they handed over the resolution. The delegation of refugees was accompanied by party representatives, MPs and MEP’s. The House said it would forward the resolution to all other parliaments it has links with.

Buyers to sue over ‘mis-sold’ mortgages

A raging blaze comes close to an official vehicle during one of this week’s many fires

(Joshua Fleming)

‘Heavy financial and environmental cost’ But Mavrou commends actions of firefighters this week By Poly Pantelides WATCHING a new wave of fires from the top of the hill in the Larnaca village of Lefkara just a day after authorities brought a number of blazes under control, Gabriella Korniotou, 72, said her stomach was in knots. “The helicopters were coming and going with water; they would take the blaze out and then it would start elsewhere,” she said. “It burnt everything,” Korniotou added. “So many trees and shrubs destroyed - Lefkara’s they’re all black.” Fire-fighters had put out a big fire in Limassol late Monday afternoon as well as a number of other blazes in communities in the Larnaca district. Skarinou and Kato Drys, were threatened by fire from Chirokitia, which


was edging close to the two villages. Skarinou along with Katos Drys were evacuated on Sunday as a precaution. A 57-year-old who was arrested on suspicion of starting the fire by trying to burn wild shrub between Kato Drys and Chirokitia was yesterday released, the police said. In Limassol, three Turkish Cypriot men – aged 20, 26 and 28 - were remanded for eight days on Tuesday. They said they were burning cables to cannibalise the copper in the Ayios Sylas area. Around two square kilometres of vegetation and trees were burnt. In the Larnaca district at least 13 square kilometres were burnt before the fires were put under control. Then on Tuesday, a blaze started again at around 1.20pm in the Skarinou area, Lefkara, and close to the Di-

potamos dam. Interior Minister Eleni Mavrou and Justice Minister Loucas Louca visited the area on Tuesday after fire services called in off duty staff, using 40 vehicles and 100 people to control the blaze. “Large parts of forests, crops and dwellings have been destroyed,” said Mavrou yesterday, adding that the cost was both “financial and environmental”. Mavrou praised the way services responded. Fortunately, she said, no homes were burnt down. “There was immediate and mass mobilisation of many services… the participation of volunteers was also remarkable,” she said. One such volunteer was Joshua Fleming who has been living in Cyprus for about a year. He was driving from Limassol General Hospital to go

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back home to the village of Lania on Sunday with his pregnant wife and their two young children when they saw smoke. He ran to help. Family left safely behind he joined firefighters who had him untangle hoses and relay messages. The fire services’ vehicle was joined by two smaller ones from the game fund while the men on the ground tried to control the blaze on their own – helicopters and planes were busy elsewhere. Later in the afternoon two helicopters joined as well as a man in a small bulldozer, “who should get a medal,” Fleming said. “It speaks well of Cypriots to see how they behave in [these] situations. They were brave,” Fleming said. Fleming went back later and stood on the ridge overlooking the hospital where he helped out on Sunday. There was a house on the ridge, which he said was only 100 metres from the fire. “I also measured how close the fire was to the hospital. According to my car it was 0.7 kilometres, ” he said.

THOUSANDS of British luxury property buyers are taking legal action against Cyprus-based banks, claiming they were mis-sold the mortgages, the Daily Mail has reported. According to the paper, an estimated 6,000 people bought holiday homes here using Swiss franc mortgages, and are faced with crippling debts. Some have even been threatened that their British homes may be repossessed. Most say they were convinced by financial advisers to gamble that the British pound would remain strong against the Swiss franc and keep payments low. By taking a Swiss franc mortgage with a local Cypriot bank, the paper said, a £110,000 loan for a two-bedroom apartment would cost just £600 a month. But years later, mortgage payments have jumped to £900 a month. A legal loophole means Cypriot banks can issue orders to seize property that can be enforced by British courts. Many of the holiday home owners are starting legal action to prove they were mis-sold the mortgages in a desperate bid to keep a roof over their heads. The alleged victims, many of whom are elderly, and stumped up a 25 per cent deposit, say they were talked into taking out the loans by Cypriot developers, bank staff and British independent financial advisers who did not fully explain the risks. In many cases these borrowers believed their payments were fixed and could never rise.

Watches worth €1m stolen THIEVES pulled off a daylight robbery in Limassol yesterday, lifting wristwatches worth some €1 million from a shop that was closed for the holidays. The brazen heist took place on Makarios Avenue around 3pm, police said. They were alerted to the break-in by a private security firm. To cover their tracks, the perpetrators covered the storefront with a fabric of the same colour as the shop’s sign, allowing them to steal the goods incognito. They were assisted by the fact the streets were practically deserted at the time.

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Desalination supply cut on rain bonanza This year’s supply will come from reservoirs, which are 91 pct full By George Psyllides THE government has decided to cover the country’s potable water needs mainly through reserves rather than through desalination in a bid to save money, it was announced yesterday. “The lowest possible quantities of desalinated water will be used so as to reduce the burden on the budget without compromising the emergency reserves in the reservoirs,” the water development board said in a written statement. The decision, taken by the cabinet on Monday, was based on the fact that Cyprus saw above-normal rain in the past autumn and winter with reservoirs in June holding 91 per cent of their capacity, or 264.5 million cubic metres of water. Rainfall between October 2011 and May 2012 reached 131 per cent. Some 190 million cubic metres of water flowed into the reservoirs between October last year and this month – the highest since the completion of the island’s big dams in 1987. Water levels in the island’s reservoirs currently stand at 91 per cent of capacity, compared to 60 per cent at the same time last year. By the end of January, all desalination units were told to reduce or halt production, in line with the contracts they have with the state.

Xyliatos dam, one of the many which overflowed during the past winter season The Dhekelia unit was placed in reserve between February and April when it resumed operation and has been producing at full capacity since June. Larnaca cut down production between February and August and is currently in reserve awaiting refurbishment. The Paphos and Garylis units have been operating as backups since the start of this year. The water development department expects that 71 million cubic metres of drinking water will be needed this year to fully meet the needs of water boards on the southern conveyor project – Limassol, Larnaca, Famagusta. The aim is to cover the needs in drinking water mainly through the reservoirs, the department said. Some 46 million cubic metres will come from the dams, supplemented with 22.3 million cubic metres from desalination and

the rest from government wells. Southern conveyor areas will also receive around 44 million cubic metres of water for irrigation – 37.3 million from dams, 5.0 million from recycled water and 2.0 million from wells. Speaking after the cabinet meeting on Monday, government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said under the legislation on unified water management, correct management had been achieved, allowing both for the supply needed to cover irrigation needs, and potable water. He also said the government had completed its desalination plant programme, which was capable of covering the island’s entire needs in the event of drought. This year’s planning, he added, would save water, allowing for a rational distribution of available water reserves in the dams, the desalination plants and other sources.

New round of contacts with Israelis for gas By Elias Hazou A CYPRIOT delegation is heading out to Israel early next month to discuss the possibility of importing natural gas from the neighbouring country as a stopgap solution. Energy chief Solon Kassinis said they would be visiting Israel on September 2 for exploratory talks with Israeli officials, including Shaul Tzemach, Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Energy and Water Resources. The Cypriot committee tasked with discussing possible gas imports comprises officials from the Energy Service (Commerce Ministry) the Natural Gas Public Company, the Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority and the Electricity Authority. The Israelis would be ready to provide Cyprus with natural gas no earlier than mid2013 – around the time when their Tamar offshore field is expected to come online. Assuming a deal with the Israelis is clinched, the gas would be imported here on ships, Kassinis said. Cyprus is not expected to have a liquefaction plant of its own before 2017 or 2018, hence government plans for an interim solution. Israel, which views its natural resources as

a matter of national security, is still debating its gas export policy. A government-commissioned report there, compiled by a team headed by Tzemach, has recommended keeping half of the country’s gas reserves for domestic use and the rest for exports. However the report’s conclusions were not final. Commerce Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis has previously said that he is optimistic the Israelis would agree to sell gas to Cyprus, given that Cypriot needs are small: the quantities would be just enough to generate some 450MW of power at the Vassilikos power plant. Vassilikos has turbines that can process natural gas. Also in September, a three-way meeting is to be held between Cyprus, Greece and Israel on energy cooperation. There are currently three scenarios. First, the construction of a liquefaction plant here, which would process Israeli gas as well, with the liquefied fuel then transported by ship to European markets. Second, a sub-sea gas pipe connecting Cyprus and Greece, although the costs and logistics involved in such a project are daunting. Third, building plants in Cyprus to transform gas into energy, which will then be transported to Greece via subsea cable.

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Britain Assange granted asylum by Ecuador

Drop in highest A-level grades Boys top girls at A* grade for the first time FEWER A-levels scored top grades this year in the first drop for more than two decades, official figures show. It comes as data showed that the number of students who have had their university places confirmed after receiving their results has dropped by almost seven per cent. Yesterday’s A-level results reveal that 26.6 per cent of exams were awarded an A or A*, down from 27 per cent in 2011 - a record drop of 0.4 per cent. It is the first time that the pass rate has dropped in more than 20 years, and believed to be the biggest fall in the history of A-levels. Between 1990 and 1991 the proportion of exams scoring an A fell from 12 per cent to 11.9 per cent. The A*-A pass rate stalled at 27 per cent last year, the same as in 2010, it also plateaued in 1996 and 1997 at 15.7 per cent. Around one in 12 (7.9 per cent) exams were given an A*, down from 8.2 per cent in 2011. The A* grade was awarded for the third time this summer.

The falls come amid continuing attempts by the exams regulator Ofqual to tackle grade inflation. It has told exam boards they will be asked to justify results that differ widely from previous years. Exam chiefs insisted that the drop was down to more, and a broader range of, candidates taking A-levels, Andrew Hall, chief executive of exam board AQA, said while 18-year-olds eligible to take A-levels was down from last year, the number of them taking the exams had risen. He said this was because more people “recognise the importance of strong qualifications for their future careers” and added: “It’s very clear there’s a different cohort profile which led us to believe we’d get what we got - which is a change in outcomes.” The national cohort is down by 1.9 per cent while the number of 18-year-olds sitting the exams has risen by 1.5 per cent. Hall said: “Overall I think

it’s encouraging to see more people taking A-levels.” Around 335,000 students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are waking up to their A-level results. But while many will be celebrating, others still face a scramble to secure a university place. Initial UCAS figures show that as of midnight, 357,915 applicants had had their places confirmed, down from 384,649 at the same point in 2011 - a fall of 6.95 per cent. Around 79,000 UK applicants are still awaiting decisions, and more than 10,000 people have already applied for places through clearing. There is likely to be speculation that the drop in confirmed university places could be partly linked to students just missing their predicted grades. Concerns have been raised this year that changes to university admissions will mean bright teenagers who are predicted to score two As and a B, but just fall

Nikita Patel receives her A-level results at Putney High School, in Putney, south west London short, will struggle to gain a place. Under a new system, there is now no limit on the numbers of students with two As and a B at A-level that universities can recruit. But it means universities will have less flexibility to admit students who just miss this standard, as there

is still a strict cap on those who score less than AAB. Boys overtook girls at A* grade for the first time, with 8 per cent of boys’ entries attaining the top mark, compared with 7.9 per cent of girls’, yesterday’s figures, published by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), show.

London mayor uses Olympic bounce to taunt government MAYOR of London Boris Johnson has accused the British government of “pussy-footing around” on a crucial transport policy, in a broadside at Prime Minister David Cameron, a fellow Conservative whom Johnson looks increasingly likely to try and replace. After the success of the London Olympics, which gave 61 per cent of Britons a more positive view of him according to an Ipsos MORI poll, Johnson’s comments in a press interview were widely seen as new evidence that he wants the top job one day. Portraying himself as a dynamic, can-do politician, the mayor drew an unflattering comparison with Cameron whom he suggested had got bogged down by “institutional capture”. He dismissed as “nonsense” speculation that he might seek election to parliament during his mayoral term, but did not rule out a parliamentary bid after leaving City Hall in 2016. A seat in the House of Commons would be a necessary first step towards a challenge for the leadership of the Conservative Party. “What the Olympics has done is to confirm in a lot of people’s minds around the world that London is the capital of the planet,” Johnson told the Evening Standard newspaper. “What I think the government should do is make a very powerful statement of ambition for London.” One way to do so, he said, would be to build a new airport in the Thames estuary to reduce the strain on Heathrow. The plan, which would involve building an artificial island, has been nicknamed “Boris Island” since he endorsed it last year. “The government needs to stop pussy-footing around. I don’t think you can rely on Heathrow,” he told the Standard. Many British businesses want a third runway to ease the capacity crunch at London’s hub airport, but most Londoners oppose the plan because it would worsen the already serious problem of noise pollution from aircraft roaring over the city. Johnson said the government would be “mad and wrong” to go for a third runway.

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(continued from front page) page, he said Ecuador’s decision was “a historic victory”. “It was not Britain or my home country, Australia, that stood up to protect me from persecution, but a courageous, independent Latin American nation.” Britain has said it could use a little-known piece of legislation from 1987, introduced in the wake of the shooting of a British police officer outside the Libyan embassy in London, to remove the Ecuador embassy’s diplomatic status. The Ecuadorean government has bristled at the warning: its foreign minister said Britain was threatening Ecuador with a “hostile and intolerable act”, comparing the action to Iran’s storming of Britain’s Tehran embassy in 2011. “I don’t think they will dare to infringe international law ... Diplomatic headquarters cannot be broken into, we can’t imagine that happening,” Patino told the state-run news website El Ciudadano after the announcement. Outside the Ecuadorean embassy near London’s famed Harrods department store, supporters relayed the announcement about his asylum request over a loudspeaker to cheers and clapping from protesters who had gathered outside the building. But it was unclear how long Assange could stay in the small embassy - housed on the ground floor of an apartment block - which is under 24-hour surveillance by British police. His mother, Christine Assange, told Reuters her son was “geared up for the fight”. “He knows that he’s got justice and right on his side. He’s done nothing wrong, nobody in the world has charged him,” she said. “We can’t see what our next move is ... All we can do is be on alert to the next shifty move they make.”

Prince to remain in hospital care QUEEN Elizabeth’s 91-yearold husband Prince Philip, who has been admitted to hospital after a recurrence of a bladder infection, is responding well to treatment, Buckingham Palace said yesterday. Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was taken to hospital for the third time in eight months on Wednesday while he and the queen were staying at Balmoral, their Scottish royal residence. “The Duke of Edinburgh is responding well to treatment. It is unclear when he’ll be discharged but is likely to remain in hospital for a few more days,” a palace spokesman said. Philip first required treatment for a bladder infection in June during celebrations to mark his wife’s 60 years on the British throne.

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Russia church leader rejects criticism over ties with state

Patriarch Kirill’s comments amounted to a firm rejection of Pussy Riot’s criticism of the Church’s political role

UN’s Syria mission to end THE U.N. Security Council will not renew the mandate of a U.N. observer mission in Syria, which is due to expire in the coming days, and will begin its withdrawal from the country, French U.N. Ambassador Gerard Araud said yesterday. “The mandate of UNSMIS is over on the 19th of August ... UNSMIS will fade out,” said Araud, who is the president of the Security Council for the month of August. He said conditions for renewing the mandate of the observer mission, known as UNSMIS, had not been met. Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said the permanent Security Council members - Russia, China, the United States, France and Britain - and key regional players would meet on Syria in New York this morning. “We’re sorry that the UNSMIS mandate is coming to an end,” he told reporters. “We believe that those members of the council who insisted that UNSMIS can’t continue, did not really show commitment to ending hostilities and to working toward a political settlement in Syria.” Russia had repeatedly called for the monitors to remain in Syria. But the United States opposes keeping them in the country as long as Syrian President Bashar alAssad’s forces continued to escalate their 17-month-old onslaught against an increasingly armed and determined opposition. Moscow, with the aid of Beijing, has vetoed three resolutions criticising and threatening sanctions against Syria. That has led to an impasse on the council, UN diplomats say. The Security Council said last month it would only renew the mandate of the mission, which was deployed in April to monitor a truce that never took hold, if the world body confirmed a “cessation of the use of heavy weapons and a reduction in the level of violence by all sides sufficient” for it to operate.

THE head of the Russian Orthodox Church, who has called President Vladimir Putin’s rule a “miracle of God”, defended its close ties with the state yesterday against criticism fuelled by the trial of three members of the Pussy Riot punk band. In remarks published a day before a court issues its verdict in the trial over the band’s protest against the Church’s political role on a cathedral altar, Patriarch Kirill said the Church and state were merely bound by a “common agenda”. The patriarch did not refer directly to Pussy Riot. But his comments amounted to a firm rejection of the band’s criticism, which has triggered debate in Russia about whether the country’s dominant religion should play any role in politics. “In Russia, possibly for the first time since the (1917 Bolshevik) revolution, the rule of the Church’s separation from the state, proclaimed as a result of the October Revolution, is being followed quite closely,” Kirill

said in an interview with Polish media before a visit to Poland. “This means that the state, the authorities and the Church are autonomous from each other. We are truly autonomous, we do not interfere in one another’s dealings and we cherish this autonomy. The Russian Orthodox Church very much cherishes this freedom and this autonomy that exists today.” Maria Alyokhina, 24, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 30, burst into Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral on February 21 and sang a protest urging the Virgin Mary to “Throw Putin out!” The protest united many Russian Orthodox believers in outrage, but their trial has exposed deep rifts over the Church’s role in politics. The women could face three years in jail on charges of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred in a case that has also drawn international criticism over Moscow’s record on human rights and political freedoms.

‘Assad’s brother lost his leg in bomb attack’ Sectarian strife fears raised after abductions

Tymoshenko appeal DEFENCE lawyers for Ukrainian ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko urged an appeals court yesterday to quash her conviction for abuse of office, but prosecutors insisted she had damaged the state by brokering a disadvantageous gas deal with Russia. During a day-long hearing, the opposition leader’s defence argued that negotiating the gas agreement with Russia in 2009 as prime minister constituted a political act which did not represent criminal action by her. The prosecution said the evidence produced at her trial last year bore out the charge that she had inflicted huge damage on the state. Tymoshenko’s jailing for seven years last October soured the former Soviet republic’s relations with the European Union, which sees her as a victim of selective justice by President Viktor Yanukovich, her political foe. But, with a parliamentary election set for October 28, the Yanukovich leadership has shown no signs of releasing her and are instead piling up other charges against her.

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By Dominic Evans PRESIDENT Bashar al-Assad’s feared brother Maher lost a leg in a bomb attack on the Syrian leader’s security cabinet a month ago, sources said yesterday, in a severe blow to one of the main military commanders fighting a 17-month-old insurgency. The attack on a meeting of Assad’s security chiefs in Damascus on July 18 killed four members of the president’s inner circle, including his brother-in-law, and emboldened the rebels to take their fight to the capital for the first time. Maher has not been seen in public since the bombing, while Assad himself has restricted appearances to recorded clips broadcast on television, leading to speculation about the effectiveness of the leadership as the rebellion grows. Maher, a close associate of the president, has acquired a fearsome reputation as the commander of the Syrian army’s Republican Guard and 4th Division, elite formations largely composed of troops from the Assads’ minority Alawite sect, whose loyalty can be relied on in the fight against the rebels. “We heard that he (Maher alAssad) lost one of his legs during the explosion, but don’t know any more,” a Western diplomat told Reuters. A Gulf source confirmed the report: “He lost one of his legs. The news is true.” The disclosure of Maher’s injury came as fears grew that the conflict that has already claimed the lives of at least 18,000 people in Syria was starting to spill over its bor-


Lebanese army troops are seen stationed near the Lebanese-Syrian border in al-Masnaa yesterday (AFP) ders into a region already torn by sectarian divisions. Gulf Arab states told their citizens to leave Lebanon after a Lebanese Shiite clan kidnapped more than 20 people in Beirut and initially threatened to seize more Arab nationals. The gunmen said a Turkish hostage, whose country is a key backer of Syria’s mainly Sunni Muslim insurgency, would be the first to die if one of their kinsmen held by Syrian rebels in Damascus were killed. The powerful Meqdad family is seeking to put pressure on rebels to release clan member Hassan al-Meqdad, who has been held by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) for two days. An earlier threat by the kidnappers to seize Saudis,

Turks and Qataris to secure the release of their kinsman bore ominous echoes of Lebanon’s own civil war - and Arab governments lost no time in urging visitors to leave Beirut’s popular summer tourist haunts. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain all told their nationals to leave at once. Some nations have already begun flying their citizens home. Assad, whose Alawite minority is an offshoot of Shiite Islam, has long relied on support from Shiite Iran and its Hezbollah allies. He accuses the Sunni powers of the Gulf and Turkey of promoting the revolt against him, which grew out of Arab Spring demonstrations 18 months ago.

While his opponents, and the Western powers which sympathise with them, insist they want to avoid the kind of sectarian blood-letting seen in Iraq, rebels who mostly come from Syria’s disadvantaged Sunni majority have seized Iranians and Lebanese there in recent weeks, saying they may be working for Assad. The kidnapping by the Meqdad clan on Wednesday will damage a Lebanese economy for which Gulf tourists have played a part in recovery after 15 years of civil war ended in 1990. Maher al-Meqdad, the clan’s spokesman, said they were only targeting the Free Syrian Army and Turks, insisting Saudis, Qataris and other Gulf nationals were not targets.

A RUSSIAN jet carrying more than 250 people from New York to Moscow made an emergency landing in Iceland yesterday after an anonymous caller told authorities that bags on board were filled with explosives, Aeroflot and security officials said. After a lengthy evacuation operation, police in Reykjavik said a search of the plane was under way and that no explosives had been found so far, but that the search would continue for several hours. “There was an anonymous call saying that there was an explosive device on the plane, which was already in the air,” Aeroflot spokeswoman Irina Dannenberg said. “The pilot took the decision to land the plane and it landed safely.”

Riots arrests FRENCH police arrested at least four people after riots this week in the northern town of Amiens in which 17 officers were injured, local authorities said yesterday. A spokesperson for the local prefect’s office said four people aged between 15 and 30 were detained in an overnight swoop in connection with arson, robbery and trafficking stolen goods. A massive police presence restored calm to Amiens on Wednesday after two days of disturbances in which youths burned cars, a sports centre and a nursery school.

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Japan to deport activists after island landing Chinese activists had landed on disputed isle at heart of territorial row on Wednesday By Ben Blanchard and Linda Sieg JAPAN has decided to deport Chinese activists who landed on a disputed isle at the heart of a territorial row, Kyodo news agency reported yesterday, a move that could ease tension between Asia’s two biggest economies. The feud over the islands in the East China Sea has frayed relations between the two Asian neighbours, long bedevilled by the legacy of Japan’s wartime occupation of much of China and contemporary rivalry over resources and regional clout. China had earlier on Thursday renewed its call that the detainees be released “immediately and unconditionally”. Wednesday’s landing, coinciding with the 67th anniversary of the end of World War Two, parallels tensions between China and Southeast Asia over rival territorial claims in the South China Sea. China’s lengthening naval reach has fed worries that an aggressive

Beijing could brandish its military might to get its way - and galvanised Chinese citizens’ demands for tough action. Experts have said that both Beijing and Tokyo probably want to cool things down, given their close economic ties. “But when issues touching on nationalism are involved, there are aspects politicians cannot control. Things will not be resolved automatically and careful responses are needed,” said Akio Takahara, a University of Tokyo professor, before news that the activists would be deported. Seven of the 14 activists arrested had waded ashore and planted a Chinese flag on the rocky, uninhabited isle on Wednesday, prompting Japan and China to trade protests over the incident. A coastguard official declined comment on the Kyodo report, while a police official said nothing had been decided. China’s ruling Communist Party is preoccupied with a looming leadership change, which will probably both in-

crease its focus on internal stability and deter it from seeming soft on Japan, a country many Chinese still associate with wartime brutality. “Just what kind of mentality has caused Japan to lose its self-restraint and repeatedly challenge China’s staunch determination to protect its territory and sovereignty?” said China’s Communist Party’s mouthpiece, the People’s Daily. Small protests were held sporadically amid tight security near Japan’s embassy in Beijing, while China’s government faced a storm of online criticism from Chinese bloggers demanding a tougher stance to ensure the activists’ quick release. “These islands are China’s. We should use the military to protect our rights,” said supermarket worker Song Gang, 25, who was walking near the Japanese embassy. Around 30 people protested at the Japanese consulate in Hong Kong, chanting slogans and demanding the activists’ release.

A pro-China activist is arrested by police at Naha port in Japan’s southern island of Okinawa yesterday (AFP)

Islamist militants launch attack on major Pakistan air base

The air base entrance was cordoned off after the attack

ISLAMIST militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons fought their way into one of Pakistan’s largest air bases yesterday, the air force said, in a brazen challenge to the nuclear-armed country’s powerful military. The attack was repelled and only one aircraft was damaged, said an air force spokesman, adding that the Minhas air base at Kamra, in central Punjab province, did not house nuclear weapons. “No air base is a nuclear air

base in Pakistan,” he said. The gunbattle raged for hours, and eight militants and one soldier were killed, the spokesman said. Commandos were called in to reinforce and police armoured personnel carriers could be seen heading into the base. Pakistan’s Taliban movement, which is close to al Qaeda and seen as the biggest security threat to the South Asian nation, claimed responsibility for the assault. “We are proud of this opera-

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tion. Our leadership had decided to attack Kamra base a long time ago,” Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said by telephone from an undisclosed location. The militants moved through a nearby village under cover of darkness and climbed a nine foot (2.7 metre) wall strung with barbed wire to break into the base, the air force spokesman said. Some were wearing military uniforms. The assault cast doubts over official assertions that military operations had severely weakened militants waging a violent campaign

to topple the US-backed government and impose strict Islamic rule. Security forces opened fire when militants strapped with suicide bombing vests approached aircraft hangars, prompting other militants to fire rocket-propelled grenades from outside the base’s walls, said the air force spokesman. Base commander Air Commodore Muhammad Azam, who led the operation against the attackers, was shot in the shoulder, but is in stable condition, said spokesman Captain Tariq Mahmood.

THOUSANDS of people from India’s northeast fled from the southern city of Bangalore yesterday as fear grew of a backlash over violence against Muslims in the state of Assam and neighbouring Myanmar. Over the weekend, two people were killed and 55 wounded when about 10,000 people rioted in the financial capital of Mumbai after Muslims protested against violence against members of their religion. Muslims across India have been alarmed by clashes in recent weeks between indigenous people in the northeastern state of Assam and Muslim settlers from neighbouring Bangladesh. About 75 people have been killed and more than 400,000 displaced. Separately, at least 80 people were killed and tens of thousands were displaced in the western Myanmar state of Rakhine in days of clashes between members of the majority Buddhist community and minority Muslims that erupted in June. The violence has angered Muslims around the world and raised tension in India where religious and ethnic divisions have simmered for decades, occasionally erupting into communal blood-letting. Rumours of revenge attacks by angry Muslims have been swirling, many carried on social media. Adding to the climate of fear was a knife attack on a Tibetan student in a town near Bangalore although the circumstances were not clear. The jitters sent throngs of northeasterners to Bangalore railway station, looking for a ride home. “Right now people from the northeast have got threats to vacate their houses and some of them got beaten up here and there,” said Vivek Raj Kumar, a member of a group representing students from the northeastern state of Manipur. Railway authorities laid on two extra trains on Wednesday night to take about 7,000 people on the two-day journey to Assam.

South Africa police fire on striking miners SOUTH African riot police opened fire on striking miners armed with machetes and sticks at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine yesterday, killing at least a dozen men in the deadliest episode of a week of union violence. Heavily armed officers backed by armoured vehicles were laying out barbed wire barricades when they were outflanked by some of the estimated 3,000 miners massed on a rocky outcrop near the mine, 100 km (60 miles) northwest of Johannesburg. Police opened fire with automatic weapons on a group of men who burst out from behind a vehicle. The volley of bullets threw up clouds of dust, which cleared to reveal at least seven bodies lying on the ground, Reuters television footage showed. It was not clear whether the police were fired upon. They appeared to be on edge and with rifles pointing forwards immediately before the incident. Reuters photographs showed spears and clubs lying near the bodies.

The SAPA domestic news agency said one of its reporters had counted 18 bodies near a squatter camp close to the mine, Lonmin’s flagship platinum plant, which was forced to shut down on Tuesday because of the union unrest. At the time of going to print there had been no confirmation of the death toll. World platinum prices leapt as much as $30 an ounce - more than 2 per cent - to a six-day high as the extent of the violence became apparent in the country with 80 per cent of known reserves. Leaders of the radical Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), which was representing most of the strikers, accused police of a massacre. Some commentators likened the scenes to the pre-1994 days of white-minority apartheid rule, infamous for its pictures and footage of ranks of police opening fire on crowds of black protesters.

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Business Production to restart at riot-hit car factory MARUTI Suzuki, India’s largest car maker, said yesterday it would restart work at its Manesar factory on August 21, a month after it shut the plant following a riot in which a manager was killed and more than 100 people injured. The 550,000 vehicles-a-year factory in Manesar in north India, where the unit of Japan’s Suzuki Motor Corp makes its best-selling Swift hatchback, has been idle since the July 18 clash between workers and management. Maruti said it would start producing 150 cars a day from Tuesday with 300 workers. The Haryana state government will deploy 500 armed police in the area to ensure safety, the chairman of the company, R.C. Bhargava, said, adding the company had created its own force of 100 guards in addition to existing security. Other foreign car makers, such as Hyundai and Honda, have seen labour unrest at their Indian plants in recent years, and industry groups have urged the government to overhaul laws they say tie their hands.

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But Olympics’ impact yet to be certain for economists ter ranged from a 0.3 per cent uptick to a stellar 1.7 per cent surge, suggesting economists are having a particularly hard time gauging the effect of the Olympics. Stephen Lewis, chief economist of Monument Securities, argues the Games were probably a secondary factor behind any rebound for Britain’s economy. He thinks it probably will have to do with no lost working days during the quarter. “It’s hard to assess what the (Olympics) bounce will be, but in any case I think it should be much less than any working

day effect,” said Lewis. Britain’s Office for National Statistics does not adjust its gross domestic product data for the number of working days. There are more days in Q3 than in the second quarter, which featured an extra holiday for Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee. “That in itself is going to give a boost to the economy,” said Lewis. While the Olympics were largely hailed as a success, evidence for their economic impact is still sketchy. “A plus side is that all the ticket sales are being calcu-

lated for GDP purposes this quarter. But then of course we’ve all heard these complaints from traders around London about the effect of the Olympics on their businesses,” Lewis said. After the third quarter rebound, economists expect growth to sink to a quarterly rate around 0.3 per cent in the quarters thereafter. Despite the rebound this quarter, Britain’s economy will end this year 0.3 per cent smaller than it was at the start, compared with no growth predicted last month. That was the weakest forecast since Reuters began polling on 2012 GDP. The BoE’s latest Inflation Reports suggested Britain’s economy will take until 2014 to regain its pre-crisis peak.

US data points to lacklustre growth A TREND measure of Americans signing up for new jobless benefits fell close to a four-year low last week, but weakness in a regional factory gauge showed the U.S. recovery still faces an uphill climb. Other data yesterday gave mixed signals about the strength of an incipient housing recovery, with groundbreaking on new homes falling slightly in July even as building permits rose. Taken together, the data reinforced the view that economic growth might pick up in the second half of the year but would still be lacklustre. Growth and hiring were disappointing in the spring and expectations that the Federal Reserve could unleash more economic stimulus have grown, although the likelihood of action at its next meeting may be dimming. “For the Fed, the issue was whether the economy was sliding toward the abyss and it doesn’t seem to be. But it’s certainly not improving,” said Pierre Ellis, an economist at Decision Economics in New York. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank said its business activity index, which measures activity at factories in the mid-Atlantic region, was at minus 7.1 in August. Any reading below zero indicates a contraction in manufacturing in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. The report offers an early sign of the health of US manufacturing. A national reading indicated the sector shrank in June and July. Still, the Philadelphia Fed’s report showed a smaller contraction in August than in July, which economists said took some of the edge off the bad news.

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Government continues to delude itself over bailout THE SAGA of the elusive Russian loan continues to drag on with the government at pains to keep it alive. The official language used is now much more cautious, with President Christofias’ spokesmen content to say that there had been no rejection by Moscow, which meant the matter was still open. The acting government spokesman, speaking about the loan, after Christofias’ telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin, the previous week, tried to attribute the delay to the fact that it “was not a simple issue but an issue with many aspects.” It was encouraging that Moscow had not said ’no’ he felt. “What is important is for the procedure, we hope, to have a positive conclusion, but what I can say is that since discussions continue, apparently there has not been a negative response from the other side, at least at this stage,” said Christos Christofides, before trying to argue that the Russian loan would help us negotiate less painful bailout terms with the troika as we would require a smaller amount from it. This is a myth based on wishful thinking than on reality. The government is deluding itself in believing, that “the bailout terms are completely related to the level of the amount.” A €5 billion loan from Russia would be added to the public debt that would have to be steadily repaid so that Cyprus could return to the markets. The bailout terms would be the same regardless of where loans came from, as the cash to repay these would still have to be generated by the state, through spending cuts, and the troika would be looking at the repayment of the whole public debt, not just the amount that it would lend the government. The Russian loan would not make any difference to the bailout terms, but it would carry a higher interest rate and have to be repaid over a shorter period. The problem is that the government, which specialises in giving false hopes, has sold it to the public as the ’magic solution’ that would enable it to take a tougher stance against the troika. The idea that it could negotiate softer bailout terms is beyond laughable, considering that the state is bankrupt. However, the delaying tactics adopted in relation to the troika, in the hope that the Russian loan would come through, could prove disastrous. The Popular Bank is not only in desperate need of funds for its re-capitalisation but its emergency liquidity requirements grow bigger by the week. There is a possibility the bank would collapse if the government carries on stalling the troika until there is a final response from Moscow, which might not arrive in time, and if it does, could be negative.

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The coming oil glut Comment Chrystia Freeland


ORGET America’s fiscal cliff, Europe’s currency troubles or the emerging-markets slowdown. The most important story in the global economy today may well be some good news that isn’t yet making as many headlines - the coming surge in oil production around the world. Until very recently, our collective assumption was that oil was running out. That was partly a matter of what seemed like geological common sense. It took millions of years for the earth to crush plankton into fossil fuels; it is logical to think that it would take millions of years to create more. The rise of the emerging markets, with their energyhungry billions, was a further reason it seemed obvious we would have less oil and gas in 2020 than we do today. Obvious - but wrong. Thanks in part to technologies like horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking, we are entering a new age of abundant oil. As the energy expert Leonardo Maugeri contends in a recent report published by the Belfer Center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, “contrary to what most people believe, oil supply capacity is growing worldwide at such an unprecedented level that it might outpace consumption.” Maugeri, a research fellow at the Belfer Center and a former oil industry executive, bases that assertion on a field-by-field analysis of most of the major oil exploration and development projects in the world. He concludes that “by 2020, the world’s oil production capacity could be more than 110 million barrels per day, an increase of almost 20 per cent.” Four countries will lead the coming oil boom: Iraq, the United States, Canada and Brazil. Much of the “new” oil is coming onstream thanks to a technology revolution that has put hard-to-extract deposits within reach: Canada’s oil sands, the United States’ shale oil, Brazil’s presalt oil. “The extraction technologies are not new,” Maugeri explains in the report, “but

The tipping point will be 2015. Until then, the oil market will be highly volatile the combination of technologies used to exploit shale and tight oils has evolved. The technology can also be used to reopen and recover more oil from conventional, established oilfields.” Maugeri thinks the tipping point will be 2015. Until then, the oil market will be “highly volatile” and “prone to extreme movements in opposite directions.” But after 2015, Maugeri predicts a “glut of oil,” which could lead to a fall - or even a “collapse” - in prices. At a time when the global meme is of America’s inevitable economic decline, the surge in oil supply capacity is an important contrarian indicator. Maugeri calculates that the United States “could conceivably produce up to 65 per cent of its oil consumption needs domestically.” That national energy boom is already providing a powerful economic stimulus in some parts of the country - just look at North Dakota. Crucially, at a time when one of the biggest social and political problems in the United States is the disappearance of well-paid blue-collar work, particularly for men, oil patch jobs fill that void. What Maugeri dubs the next oil revolution also has tremendous geopoliti-


cal implications. One way to understand the battlegrounds of our young century is through the pipelines that flow beneath them. The coming surge in oil production, particularly from North America, will transform that geopolitical equation. Equally significant is the impact of oil on the most important human problem of our times: protecting the environment. The sources of oil that will fuel the coming boom are harder to reach than the supplies of the 20th century, and the technologies required to extract them are more invasive. That will be one fault line in what is sure to be the escalating battle between environmentalists and the oil industry. The implications for the climate change debate are even more fraught. Until now, the arithmetic of oil supply and the agenda of environmentalists conveniently dovetailed. Since we were running out of oil anyway, environmentally motivated efforts to limit fossil fuel consumption and increase our use of renewable energy boasted the additional virtue of being inevitable. In an age of abundant oil, those economically utilitarian arguments lose their power.

For environmentalists, and for the liberal political parties with which they are usually aligned, that poses a serious challenge. The temptation will be to oppose new oil production projects indiscriminately. That instinct could be politically dangerous. Political progress in combating climate change has been slow, but the battle for hearts and minds, especially of the younger generation, is being won. That political capital can be lost in an instant if the environmental movement allows itself to be equated with opposition to one of the lone sources of growth - and of good blue-collar jobs - at a time of global economic stagnation. A final conclusion to draw from the next oil revolution is a little more existential. This is yet another reminder that what both common sense and expert consensus assure us to be true very often isn’t. It was obvious that efficient markets worked and financial deregulation would stimulate economic growth, until the financial crisis and the subsequent international economic recession. It was equally apparent that we were running out of oil - until we weren’t. (R)



25 years ago Wednesday August 17, 1987

Double Eagle II becomes the first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands in Miserey near Paris, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine.

The Cyprus government is determined to go ahead with its request for a Cyprus debate in the forthcoming UN General Assembly despite Turkish Cypriot threats to counteract with the “colonisation” of Famagusta. This was indicated by the government spokesman who said that the decision to go to the UN General Assembly is definite.

1987 Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s former right-hand man, is found dead in Spandau Prison.

1998 US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an “improper physical relationship” with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he “misled people” about his relationship.

2005 The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts.

2008 By winning the Men’s 4x100m medley relay, Michael Phelps becomes the first Olympian to win eight gold medals in the same Olympics.

35 years ago Friday August 17, 1977 The Locum-tenens Archbishop of Cyprus, Bishop Chrysostomos of Paphos, has proclaimed elections for a new Archbishop to succeed Archbishop Makarios, for sometime in November. Under the Cyprus church charter, the Archbishop is elected by both clergymen and laymen in a long process of elections. Only men of 21 and over have the right to vote and the candidate must be at least 25.

45 years ago Saturday August 17, 1967 Kaim Gulek, a Turkish Member of Parliament visiting Cyprus yesterday talked for an hour with President Makarios. He described the talks as “very useful”. Gulek, Independent Deputy for Adana, said that both he and President Makarios wanted peace, telling reporters “there was no doubt” of this.

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Health Olive oil may help strengthen bones OLIVE oil may help to strengthen the bones, a study has shown. Evidence of the effect emerged from a study of men consuming an olive oil-rich Mediterranean diet. Their blood was found to contain boosted levels of osteocalcin, a marker of healthy bone formation. Previous laboratory studies have suggested that olive oil may protect against the brittle bone disease osteoporosis Incidence of osteoporosis is also known to be lower in Mediterranean countries than in the rest of Europe. “This is the first randomised study which demonstrates that olive oil preserves bone, at least as inferred by circulating bone markers, in humans,” said study leader Dr Jose Manuel Fernandez-Real, from the Dr Josep Trueta Hospital in Girona, Spain.

Decision seen as watershed for tobacco control as plain packages to have no special branding and graphic warnings A man lights up in front of Sydney Harbour Bridge. Below: how the packets might look

Chocolate ‘lowers blood pressure’ MERELY thinking of chocolate may set pulses racing, but research suggests it can actually lower blood pressure. Daily consumption of dark chocolate or cocoa powder caused a slight reduction in blood pressure readings, a review of study evidence showed. Although the effect was small, it was potentially enough to help protect people from heart disease, said experts. Scientists analysed data from trials in which people consumed daily helpings of dark chocolate or cocoa powder. The chocolate products contained varying amounts of plant compounds called flavanols that are believed to benefit health. A total of 856 people took part in 20 trials lasting an average of two to eight weeks. The most flavanol-rich chocolate or cocoa was found to lower blood pressure by an average of two to three millimetres of mercury. When chocolate or cocoa powder was compared with flavanol-free products, the beneficial effects were more pronounced.

Walnuts daily ‘boost sperm’ A FISTFUL of walnuts a day may help to keep the fertility doctor away, new research suggests. Eating 75g of the nuts daily was found to improve the health of sperm in men aged 21 to 35. Scientists in the US split 117 healthy volunteers into two groups, one of which had walnuts added to their diet. The nuts are rich in a natural plant source of omega-3, a type of fatty acid thought to be critical to sperm development. At the end of three months, men consuming walnuts had significantly increased levels of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in their blood. Their sperm also showed across-the-board improvements in concentration, vitality, motility (movement), and morphology (shape).

Australian court backs tobacco pack logo ban By James Grubel AUSTRALIA called on the world to match its tough new anti-tobacco marketing laws that will ban logos on cigarette packs, after its highest court on Wednesday dismissed a challenge from global manufacturers. The decision means that from December 1 cigarettes and tobacco products must be sold in plain olive green packets with graphic health warnings, such as pictures of mouth cancer and other smoking-related illnesses. Although the impact of Australia on their global business is small, the law could have a major effect if it is adopted as a precedent in other countries, especially the fast-growing economies that cigarette firms see as markets of the future. The laws are in line with World Health Organisation recommendations and are being watched closely by countries including Britain, Norway, New Zealand, Canada and India, who are considering similar measures to help fight smoking. British American Tobacco, Britain’s Imperial Tobacco, Philip Morris and Japan Tobacco challenged the laws in Australia’s High Court, claiming the rules were unconstitutional because they effectively extinguished their intellectual property rights. In a brief statement, the High Court said a majority of its seven judges believed

the laws did not breach Australia’s constitution. A full judgement will be released later. The World Health Ores ganisation estimates lthat more than one bile lion people around the kworld are regular smokn ers, with 80 per cent in me low- and middle-income countries. Supporters of the measscure hailed the legal vicp tory as an important step sfor public health in Ausntralia and any other countries that may copy it. Australian Attorneyyn General Nicola Roxon a hailed the ruling as “a or watershed moment for d tobacco control around the world”. e “The message to the g rest of the world is big n tobacco can be taken d on and beaten,” said Roxon, whose father, a er smoker, died of cancer when she was 10. “Without brave governments willing to take the fight up to big tobacco, they’d still have us believing that tobacco is neither harmful nor addictive,” she said after the ruling. According to the global Tobacco Atlas, a report on smoking produced by the World Lung Foundation and the American Cancer Society, 17 per cent of male deaths and 14 per cent of female deaths in Australia are due to tobacco. “We hope other nations follow Australia’s lead and eliminate the use of to-

bacco packaging as a marketing tool, to help reduce the global tobacco death toll - which is on track to reach half a billion

people this century,” said Australia’s Cancer Council chief executive Ian Olver. Countries with legal systems similar to Australia’s may be among the first to try to copy the packaging logo ban. New Zealand’s Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia said the decision gave New Zealand more confidence to push ahead with similar measures. In Britain, which is also considering such steps, anti-smoking and health campaigners welcomed the ruling. “This is a major victory

not just for Australia but for the world and the first of many bloody noses for the tobacco industry on pl plain packaging. It should en encourage the British government to go ahead with legislation,” said Deborah Arnott, Chief Executive of anti-smoking lobby group Action on Smoking and Health. Britain finished a fourmonth consultation process on plain packaging last week and will now analyse the thousands of responses it has received and is expected to make a decision on whether to push ahead with legislation later this year. The Department of Health said no decision had been taken, although Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has been quoted as saying “we no longer see smoking as part of lif life” and that he wanted to tobacco companies to have “no business in the UK”. Peter Hollins, Chief Executive at the British Heart Foundation charity said: “This decision should now be echoed around the globe to make it clear that plain packs protect, no matter what smoke and mirrors the tobacco industry employ.” However, lawyer Paul Medlicott, who advises consumer goods companies on plain packaging laws, said Britain might wait two to three years to gather data on whether the Australian measures succeed in cutting youth smoking before

taking on tobacco firms. A spread of plain-package laws to emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia or Indonesia could threaten cigarette firms’ sales growth. In Indonesia, the government said it would like to follow Australia’s example: “That’s excellent... this is one way to protect the people,” Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi said. However, anti-tobacco campaigner Tulus Abadi, head of the national commission on tobacco control, said there had been little movement from the government on a draft law to include graphic warnings on cigarette packets like those in Australia. Tobacco firms say plain packaging laws violate their intellectual property rights and will stimulate a black market in fake or illegally imported cigarettes. “It’s still a bad law that will only benefit organised crime groups, which sell illegal tobacco on our streets,” British American Tobacco Australia spokesman Scott McIntyre said after the decision. However, he said the firm would comply. Philip Morris said it would launch a legal challenge against the laws under a bilateral Australia-Hong Kong investment agreement. “There is still a long way to go before all the legal questions about plain packaging are fully explored and answered,” Philip Morris spokesman Chris Argent said.

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Blood type link to heart disease BLOOD group helps determine a person’s risk of heart disease, a study has found. People from groups A, B and AB are more at risk than those with the blood type O, research shows. Individuals with the rarest blood group, AB were far and away the most vulnerable. Compared with people having blood group O, their chances of suffering heart disease were raised by 23 per cent. Group B blood increased the risk by 11 per cent, and type A by five per cent. “While people cannot change their blood type, our findings may help physicians better understand who is at risk for developing heart disease,” said lead researcher Professor Lu Qi, from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, US.

Chemical in plastic containers linked to narrow arteries

Preschoolers’ snoring tied to behaviour problems

A CHEMICAL widely used in plastic food and drink containers may narrow coronary arteries, raising the risk of heart attacks, research suggests. High levels of bisphenol-A (BPA) in the urine were seen significantly more often in patients with severe damage to the arteries supplying blood to the heart. Scientists analysed data from 591 participants in a UK study looking at the causes of coronary artery disease (CAD). In all, 385 patients had severely damaged arteries, while 86 were moderately affected and 120 were healthy. BPA levels were significantly higher in those with severe CAD compared with individuals having normal coronary arteries. A number of previous studies have already linked the chemical to an increased risk of heart disease. The new study suggests that the specific reason for the association may be narrowing of the arteries. BPA is used in refillable drinks containers, compact discs, plastic eating utensils and many other everyday products.

PRESCHOOLERS who habitually snore may be at greater risk of behavioural problems than other children their age, according to a US study. Researchers, whose results appeared in the journal Pediatrics, found that two- and three-year olds who snored loudly at least a couple of times per week tended to have more problems with inattention and hyperactivity. More than one-third of those “persistent” snorers were considered to be at least at risk of a behavioural disorder, like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). That compared with 10 to 12 per cent of their peers who either did not snore or had shorter-lived problems, said researchers led by Dean Beebe, of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The findings do not prove the breathing problems directly lead to behavioural problems or that treating the underlying cause of snoring can improve children’s behaviour. “Kids are going to snore sometimes, especially when they have a cold,” Beebe said in an interview. “It’s when the snoring persists that it gets concerning.” He added chronic, loud snoring “should be on parents’ radar, and it’s something they should tell their paediatrician.”

The time trend analysis showed how hard many are finding life in the UK

UK recession linked to growing suicides Men more likely to take own life, women tend to seek help By Kate Kelland A PAINFUL British economic recession, rising unemployment and biting austerity measures may have driven more than 1,000 people in England to commit suicide, according to a scientific study published on Wednesday. The study, a so-called time-trend analysis which compared the actual number of suicides with those expected if prerecession trends had continued, reflects findings elsewhere in Europe where suicides are also on the rise. “This is a grim reminder after the euphoria of the Olympics of the challenges we face and those that lie ahead,” said David Stuckler at Cambridge University who co-led the study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The analysis found that between 2008 and 2010 there were 846 more suicides among men in England than would have been expected if previous trends continued, and 155 more among women. Between 2000 and 2010 each annual 10 per cent increase in the number of unemployed people was associated with a

1.4 per cent increase in the number of male suicides, the study found. The analysis used data from the National Clinical and Health Outcomes Database and the Office of National Statistics. Keith Hawton, a professor at the Centre for Suicide Research at Oxford University who was not involved in the study, said its findings were “of considerable interest and certainly raise concerns”, but that they must be interpreted carefully. “It is also important that they are not over-dramatised in a way that might increase thoughts of suicide in those affected by the recession,” he said in an emailed comment. Stuckler, who worked with researchers from Liverpool University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, stressed while this kind of statistical study could not establish a causal link, the power of the associations was strong. Its conclusions were strengthened by other indicators of rising mental health problems, stress and anxiety, he added. He also pointed out the study showed a small reduction in the number of sui-

cides in 2010 which coincided with a slight recovery in male employment. A survey of 300 doctors published by the Insight Research Group on Tuesday found that 76 per cent of those questioned about the effects of the economic crisis said they thought it was making people unhealthier, leading to more anxiety, abortions and alcohol abuse. Data this month from the government’s Health and Social Care Information Centre showed the number of prescriptions dispensed in England for antidepressants rose 9.1 per cent in 2010. A study published last July, also by Stuckler, found that across Europe, suicide rates rose sharply from 2007 to 2009 as the financial crisis drove unemployment up and squeezed incomes. The countries worst hit by severe economic downturns, such as Greece and Ireland, saw the most dramatic increases in suicides. Hawton noted that increases in suicides at times of economic recession had been reported before - for example in the Great Depression of the 1930s and in the economic downturn in South-east Asia during the 1990s.

Can taking an aspirin a day help ward off cancer? TAKING aspirin daily may help protect against cancer but the effect seems weaker than previously thought, according to a US study that included a decade’s worth of data from more than 100,000 people. “News about the cancer potential of aspirin use has been really encouraging lately,” said Michael Thun of the American Cancer Society, who worked on the study that appeared in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. “Things are moving forward, but it is still a work in progress,” he said. Medical guidelines in the United States already urge people to take low doses of aspirin to prevent heart disease if the predicted benefits outweigh the risk of side effects, or if they have already suffered a heart attack. However, whether those recommendations should be broadened to include cancer prevention remains up in the air. Earlier this year, an analysis of previous clinical trials showed that people on aspirin were less likely to die of

cancer than those not on the medication, with a 37 per cent drop in cancer deaths observed from five years onwards. The new report is based on data from more than 100,000 men and women, most over 60 and all of them nonsmokers. People who said they took daily aspirin, whether “baby” or adult strength, had a 16 per cent lower risk of dying from cancer than non-users overall, Thun and his colleagues found. For men, the difference came out to 103 fewer cancer deaths a year per 100,000 people. For women, the number was 42. The effect was strongest for gastrointestinal cancer, such as colon cancer and stomach cancer. Because the study wasn’t a clinical trial, it’s hard to know if the findings can be chalked up to aspirin or if something else is at play. But Thun said they would favour broadening the aspirin guidelines to include cancer prevention based on an individual risk-benefit assessment.

UK review for cosmetic surgery BRITAIN has launched a review of the cosmetic surgery industry, which could lead to tighter restrictions on the way companies operate and market their services in the wake of the PIP breast implant scandal. The Department of Health said on Wednesday that Bruce Keogh, medical director of the National Health Service, would lead a team that will gather evidence and make recommendations to the government by March. The PIP scandal exposed deficiencies in the cosmetic surgery sector, with more than 40,000 British women given substandard silicone breast implants made by French firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), among hundreds of thousands worldwide. The review will also consider wider cosmetic procedures such as facelifts, liposuction and injections using Botox, the popular anti-wrinkle treatment made by Allergan. “The recent problems with PIP breast implants have shone a light on the cosmetic surgery industry,” Keogh said. “Many questions have been raised, particularly around the regulation of clinics, whether all practitioners are adequately qualified, how well people are advised when money is changing hands, aggressive marketing techniques, and what protection is available when things go wrong.” Keogh said he was concerned people did not realise how serious cosmetic surgery was and often failed to consider potential complications.

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What’s on


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

NICOSIA The Raid: Redemption (18) (in Indonesian, with Greek subtitles) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 8.05 and 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 8.05 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Raven (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ted (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.30, 8.05 and 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 5.30, 8.05 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.20pm and 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Dark Knight Rises (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.15 and 10.15pm, and (Screen 2) at 7.55pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 5.15 and 10.15pm, weekends also

at 1.30pm, and (Screen 2) at 7.55pm, weekends also at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Dictator (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 8 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Amazing Spider-Man (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 5.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in 2D, in Greek) at 8.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) (in 3D, in Greek) at 8.15pm, weekends also at 11.30am; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm, weekends also at 11.30am and 1.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) (in 2D, in Greek)

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

at 5.25pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Summer Open-Air Marathon (tonight: Pina) (in various languages, with Greek subtitles) Konstantia Open-Air Cinema, Wednesday to Sunday at 9pm. Tel: 22-348203

LIMASSOL The Raid: Redemption (18) (in Indonesian, with Greek subtitles) Rio 2 at 6.20pm (weekends at 6.30pm), 8.20 and 10.20pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 8.05 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Raven (15) Rio 6 at 6.20, 8.20 and 10.20pm, weekends also at 4.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383


Ted (15) Rio 4 at 6.20, 8.20 and 10.20pm, weekends also at 4.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 5) at 5.30, 8.05 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Dark Knight Rises (12) Rio 1 at 7.45 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.15 and 10.15pm, and (Screen 2) at 7.55pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Dictator (15) Rio 5 at 10.10pm. Tel: 25-871410 The Amazing Spider-Man (12) Rio 3 at 8 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 5.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 3 (in 3D, in Greek), weekdays only at 6.20pm. Rio 5 (in 2D, in Greek) at 6.30 and 8.20pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in 3D, in English) at 8.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

LARNACA The Raid: Redemption (18) (in Indonesian, with Greek

subtitles) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 8.05 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Raven (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ted (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.30, 8.05 and 10.30pm. Tel: 77778383 The Dark Knight Rises (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.15 and 10.15pm, and (Screen 2) at 7.55pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Dictator (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 8 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Amazing Spider-Man (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in 2D, in Greek) at 8.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

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

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

listings Today




Grigory Leps Russian famous singer performs live. August 17. Dolce Club, Amathus Avenue 138, Ayios Tychonas, Limassol. 9pm. 50. Tel: 25-314900

World Youth Choir Concert A capella concert with exceptional choral music with works by F. Poulenc, B. Britten, under the baton of conductor Cecilia Rydinger Alin. August 19. Municipal Museum Thalassa, Ayia Napa. 8.30pm. Free. Tel: 22-463144.

Tomorrow Music World Youth Choir Concert A capella concert with exceptional choral music with works by F. Poulenc, B. Britten, under the baton of conductor Cecilia Rydinger Alin. August 18. Ancient Odeion, Paphos. 8.30pm. €10. Tel: 22-463144. www.

Iced Earth American heavy metal band live in concert. August 19. Curium Amphitheatre, Limassol. 7pm. €35. Tel: 96-580654 Gabriel & Dresden Award-winning DJ/producers from San Francisco play live. August 19. Guaba Beach Bar, Amathous Avenue, Agios Tychonas, Limassol. 1pm. Free. Tel: 96-682865

Other Events Boat Party – Lost at Sea Five hour journey through some of today’s most cutting edge music on

board a luxury catamaran in the Med. August 19. Old Limassol Port. 12 midday. €25 including 1 free drink + snacks. Tel: 96-698424

Coming Up Music Phil Collins: The Final Farewell Tribute Tour 2012 Live band show that captures the heart of one of the biggest recording artists of the all time. August 20. Tala Amphitheatre, Paphos. 8.30pm. Doors open 7.30pm, showtime 8.30pm. €10. Tickets online at www. and at all Chilly’s outlets island-wide. Hotline: 99247123 The Ultimate Tribute Show & Dance with Elvis, Eton and Abba Chris King as Elvis Presley, Andrew Oliver as Elton John and the four piece band Abba Dabba Do. Three top tribute acts combine in one amazing performance. August 21. Pentaras Hall, Coral Bay Road, Paphos. 8.30pm. €10. Show reservations essential - Tel: 99-832538 or book online at

Theatre Through the Window Idea Planners presents an adaptation of comedy by French playwright Georges Feydeau. August 21. Paralimni Municipal Amphitheatre, 6 Andoni Papadopoulou, Paralimni. 9pm. In Greek. €20. Part of the proceeds from the performances will go to charity. Tel: 99-300253.

Ongoing Exhibition Dimitris Mihlis Solo painting exhibition. Until August 30. Gallery Kypriaki Gonia, 45 Stadiou Street, Larnaca. MondaySaturday: 10am-1pm & 4.30pm-8pm. Sunday:11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm. Tel: 24-621109 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. Monday- Friday: 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: 25-378733. Nicosia: Topographies of Memory: From Ermou Street to the Buffer Zone Exhibition by Anita Bakshi reconstructing Ermou marketplace – using maps that were created from memories and narratives provided by shopkeepers who once worked or lived in the area. Until September 30. Home for Cooperation, 28 Markou Drakou, opposite Ledra Palace Hotel in the UN Buffer Zone, Nicosia. Monday-Sunday: 10am6pm. Tel: +90 542 8506681/22-

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445740. Our Lady of Nicosia Exhibition about the church of Phaneromeni and is 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: 8.30am-3.30pm. Wednesday: 8.30am-5pm. Saturday: 9.30am-3.30pm. Tel: 22-305316 AnThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages An exhibition that explores the human form as it is represented in the art of Cyprus from the Neolithic period until today, focusing specifically on depictions of the human face. Until January 18. The Cyprus Museum 1 Special Exhibition Hall, Museum Street, Nicosia. Tel.: 22-865854

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Joe Jackson gives up Murray court action Noel ‘told to mime at Olympic show’ THE singer has revealed that he turned down an invitation to perform at the Olympics closing ceremony after being asked to mime his biggest hits. He said in an interview for XFM: “I said (to one of the organisers) ‘Why do you want me to mime?’ and he said ‘It’s a big gig’. Really? I do this s**t for a living. “And then they wanted me to do it acoustically and then they wanted me to mime. And I’m all for miming in TV shows - but if you’re in a stadium with 80,000 people and you’re pretending? I can play live!” “I was asked to do it a long time ago and, to be frank, they were being so secretive about it,” Noel said. “I was like ‘Who else is playing?’ and they were like ‘We can’t tell you, you’ve got to sign a confidentiality agreement’. It’s like it’s the Iran nuclear programme or something. “In the end, I was just like, you know what, I’d rather watch it on the telly.” Fans questioned Noel’s absence from the show on Sunday after his hit ‘Wonderwall’ was played by his estranged brother Liam and his former Oasis bandmates, now using the name Beady Eye. But Noel admitted that he took his time in giving permission for them to play it, making them sweat until 10 o’clock on Friday night. Noel jokingly referred to Beady Eye as “Stratford’s finest Oasis tribute band”.’s car found after theft claim THE Black Eyed Peas member was furious when he discovered his expensive vehicle had been taken while he was attending his album launch party in Los Angeles. However after sending out an appeal on twitter, it has now been discovered and is in the process of being returned to him. Founder and CEO of The World Famous West Coast Customs Ryan Friedlinghaus tweeted to that he had good news. He wrote: “@iamwill WE FOUND IT!!!! Thanks to #TECHNOLOGY ..... It’s safe and on its way back to @ officialwcc Headquarters!!! #HARDWORKDEDICATION,” Friedlinghaus wrote. tweeted back: “@ SelfMadeRyan my car has been found...#bestnewsever thank you so much ryan...”

The Los Angeles County Coroner ruled Jackson’s death a homicide

Jackson’s father sought civil damages against Dr Conrad Murray for giving the singer a fatal dose of anaesthetic MICHAEL Jackson’s father has dropped a wrongful death case filed against the former doctor who was convicted of causing the singer’s death. Joe Jackson began proceedings ad Murray exactly against Conrad one year after his son’s death, in June 2010. He sought civil damages for a variety of issues, including loss off income and stress. emotional distress. udge had reA federal judge ar but it was fused to hear n a state court later re-filed in s. in Los Angeles. ments show the Court documents ismissal was request for dismissal granted on Monday. The filings do not elaborate on a reaawson, but two lawng yers handling

the case were recently ruled ineligible to practise law in California. “It’s good finally that this case is dismissed and gone,” Murray’s lawyer Charles Peckham said. “It’s pretty clear that Joe Jack Jackson intelligently and smartly dismissed this case so he, hi his wife and children can foc focus on Michael Jackson’s llife instead of the circum circumstances of his death.” He said M Murray, who is jailed and ap appealing against his involunt involuntary manslaugh-

Guilty: Dr Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in jail after he was found guilty, in November 2011, of involuntary manslaughter

ter conviction, remained pained by Jackson’s death in June 2009 and felt sorry for his family. “His heart goes out to them,” Mr Peckham said. Joe Jackson’s case claimed Murray repeatedly lied to paramedics and doctors about giving Jackson propofol and did not keep adequate medical records - all issues that prosecutors raised against Murray during his trial last year. Jackson’s mother, Katherine, continues to pursue a case against concert company AEG Live alleging it negligently hired and supervised Murray, who was giving the 50-year-old star nightly doses of the powerful anaesthetic propofol as a sleep aid. Murray’s treatments were conducted while Jackson was preparing for a series of comeback concerts. Her case is due for trial in April.

Chris Brown and Drake sued over brawl THE artists are being sued over a bottlethrowing nightclub brawl involving their entourages, as a company with ties to the club sought to hold the music stars responsible for the melee. Representatives for R&B singer Brown and rapper Drake had no immediate comment about the 16 million-dollar (£10.2m) lawsuit, which blames the artists for at best doing nothing to stop the June 14 incident and claims it sullied the chic Manhattan nightspot’s name. Brown and Drake should bear blame for a glass-flinging, bottle-swinging freefor-all in a crowded club “in circumvention of the venue’s extensive security measures”, says the lawsuit, filed by Entertainment Enterprises. The company owns the trademark for Greenhouse; the owners of the club itself are not involved in the lawsuit and declined to comment. No criminal charges have been filed in the fight, which left Brown, basketball star Tony Parker and others injured. Police say the fracas started after members

of Drake’s entourage confronted Brown on the dance floor as he was leaving the club’s basement lounge, called W.i.P. Drake’s representatives have said he was on his way out and did not injure anyone. The lawsuit, however, points to news accounts of bad blood between Brown and Drake, both of whom have dated singer Rihanna. Entertainment Enterprises believes the two men instigated, encouraged, or at least failed to stop the fight, lawyer Andrew Miltenberg said. “It’s their posse, and they’re in charge, and to the extent that they could have controlled or dissipated whatever was going on, we don’t believe they did,” he said. Because of publicity about the fight, a four million-dollar (£2.5m) deal to license Greenhouse’s name for other clubs around the country fell through, the lawsuit says. Entertainment Enterprises is headed by a former Greenhouse owner, Jon Bakhshi.

The bar brawl involving the hip-hop stars and their entourages injured five people The current owners face legal action over the fracas, including a 20 milliondollar (£12.8m) claim from Parker. The city shut the club for a time after the brawl and it reopened on July 10. It is continuing to fight a State Liquor Authority effort to revoke its drinks licence.

Grammy Museum unveils tribute to Whitney AN exhibition paying homage to Whitney Houston was opened in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The event, entitled ‘Whitney! Celebrating The Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston’, was launched at the Grammy Museum so fans can pay their respects to the late singer as well as seeing how talented she was. Pat Houston - Whitney’s manager and sister-in-law attended the press preview yesterday as did her other sister-in-law Donna Houston and her brother Gary. Pat said: “We have picked the things that people will find the most interesting and, in many cases, bring back fun memories. We are really very overjoyed that we are here today to represent and be a part of such a wonderful and splendid career of such a beautiful and talented woman.” The exhibition - which runs until February 2013 - displays artefacts, photographs and footage from the Houston family’s private collection. The items on display included album and career scrapbooks, Whitney’s personal Bible, rare photographs and stage costumes. Whitney - who had a 19-yearold daughter Bobbi Kristina with ex-husband Bobby Brown - was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills hotel room in February after suffering a huge heart attack partly brought on by her cocaine abuse.

Michael J. Fox to return to TV screens THE 51-year-old actor - who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 - will come out of his early retirement to star in an upcoming Sony Pictures Television comedy in 2013 which is inspired by his own life. He is teaming up with Easy A director Will Gluck and writer Sam Laybourne, who has worked on Cougar Town and Arrested Development, Vulture reports. Michael rose to fame in 1980s sitcom Family Ties before making his big screen debut in Back to the Future as time-travelling teen Marty McFly. The actor then starred in the hugely popular political sitcom Spin City, but quit his television career in 2000 to focus on his health and set up the Michael J. Fox Foundation to help find a cure for the degenerative condition. He has made several minor guest appearances on TV shows since, however, including Rescue Me, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Good Wife. Michael also had a recurring role on comedy Boston Legal. The star told ABC News in May that his new drug regimen is allowing him to take on more roles because his tics are under control.




The Raven

SUMMARIES The Raid: Redemption (See page opposite)

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The Raven When a mother and daughter are found murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) makes a startling discovery: the crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in the local newspaper – part of a collection of stories penned by struggling writer and social pariah Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack). But even as Poe is questioned by police, another grisly murder occurs, also inspired by a popular Poe story. Realising that a serial killer is on the loose using Poe’s writings as the backdrop for his bloody rampage, Fields enlists the author’s help in stopping the attacks – but the stakes soon become even higher, and the inventor of the detective story calls on his own powers of deduction to try to solve the case. Also starring Alice Eve and Brendan Gleeson. Directed by James McTeigue. (Mystery thriller, 110 mins.) Our rating: 

Ted As a child, John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) makes a Christmas miracle happen by bringing to life his one and only friend – his teddy bear. Ted

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

The Dark Knight Rises It’s been eight years since Batman (Christian Bale) vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act – but everything will change with the arrival of Selina (Anne Hathaway), a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane (Tom Hardy), a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce Wayne out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape

and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane. Also starring Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman. Directed by Christopher Nolan. (Comic-book action drama, 164 mins.) Our rating:

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

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

The Amazing Spider-Man Peter Parker (Andrew

Garfield) is an outcast highschooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). He’s trying to figure out who he is, meanwhile also finding his way with his first high-school crush Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Peter finds a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, and begins a quest to solve the mystery of his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner. Along the way he also inadvertently acquires extraordinary powers – and, as Spider-Man, is set on a collision course with Connors, who transforms himself into ‘The Lizard’. Also starring Denis Leary and Campbell Scott. Directed by Marc Webb. In 3D. (Comicbook action, 136 mins.) Our rating: 

and Sid the sloth (voiced by John Leguizamo). In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his

cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home. Also with the voices of Peter Dinklage and Nick Frost. Directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier. In 3D. (Kids’ cartoon, 94 mins.) Our rating:

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences – causing a continental cataclysm that creates the Earth as we know it and triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny the mammoth (voiced by Ray Romano), Diego the saber-toothed tiger (voiced by Denis Leary)

The Raid: Redemption

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The Raid: Redemption

Directed by: Gareth Evans Starring: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy Indonesia 2011, 101 mins. Showing from today at the K-Cineplex and K-Cineplex (Mall of Cyprus) in Nicosia, the Rio and K-Cineplex in Limassol, the K-Cineplex in Larnaca and the Rio in Paphos.


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Hidden deep in the slums of Jakarta, a rundown apartment block is used as an ultra-safe house for some of Indonesia’s most vicious murderers and drug dealers. Regular cops are too afraid to attempt any arrests there; it’s been a safe house for a decade. When an elite SWAT team led by Jaka (Joe Taslim) and including the charismatic martial artist Rama (Iko Uwais) sets out to secretly invade the safe house and kill or capture Tama (Ray Sahetapy), the sadistic drug lord who operates it, they believe they are on an official mission. They plan to set up base camp on the sixth floor – but a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and Tama quickly cuts off the power and isolates the team, with no way out.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID Pro: “Hot off the festival circuit, the buzz on this one is well-earned and genuine. It’s been a while, but here’s an unabashed, un-ironic Fridaynight movie – a noisy, bloodlusting crowd-pleaser that’s like a kickback to the grindhouse. Other than hailing from Indonesia, there’s nothing new about The Raid – in fact, with its henchmen, Big Bads and AK-47s, it’s stubbornly retrograde. The dialogue’s been cut-and-pasted from Action Movie Pass Notes (‘We go in, we take him out’; ‘Not without my team’, and, that classic understatement, ‘We have company’). The villain is dial-a-drug-baron. And yet, between an unknown Indonesian and a man from Merthyr Tydfil, The Raid’s accomplished what all action movies promise but few achieve – it makes you gasp… “It’s certainly a stylistic wake-up call for Hollywood’s default battle mode. Rapid cuts and shaky cams might give you the sense of being inside a brawl, but it’s wearing numb. Here, the combat is shot long, wide, often from an insane angle, frequently one take. It’s not remotely suggestive – just breathlessly visceral. There will be few more thrilling sights this year than watching Iko Uwais domino a bunch of superbads down

a corridor. With the possible exception of watching Iko Uwais dive out a window, fall three storeys and land on a fire escape – still fighting the same guy… “Of course, we’ve been here before, with Ong-Bak and the coming of Tony Jaa – Uwais’ advantage is the film matches him move for move. Director Gareth Evans has pulled off something of a coup here, tempering the cartoon hysteria of Asian action cinema with a slicker, colder Western sensibility … Ultimately, it’s The Raid’s skill at reading an audience’s heart-rate that makes it such an exhilarating rush. Things become a bit of a bludgeon during a climactic fight with main hench Mad Dog – it’s at least 51 kicks and 135 punches too long, but, in the words of Nigel Tufnel, that’s just nitpicking isn’t it?... “Remember your first time with Hard Boiled? Die Hard? This is how it’s done – a clean, hard, constant hit of adrenalin. If it’s not the best action movie of the year, we’ll eat a fridge.” Simon Crook, Empire (UK) “Uwais’s eye-popping power and skill, of course, are nothing new: Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li have all displayed a similar ability to combine violence with dancerly precision. But Uwais doesn’t have the effervescence of Chan; he’s an altogether more brooding presence, which is perhaps appropriate, because Evans doesn’t seem interested in making a cartoon along the

lines of, say, Supercop or Drunken Master 2. The director has an eye for building anticipation, giving the violence some unexpected weight. At one point, the chief villain runs out of bullets while executing a series of nameless captives; the next victim in line breathes a sigh of relief, only to have the bad guy go to his desk and return with a hammer … Like Tarantino, Evans knows how to tease us; he understands the inherent attraction and repulsion of violence. We don’t want to see these things, and yet we really, really want to see these things. The Raid, about as pure an action film as you’re ever likely to see, wants to have its cake and eat it too. It does.” Bilge Ebiri, New York (US) Mixed: “Imagine that you’re a child of thrill-kill videogames and other forms of pop culture gruesomeness, and you sit down to watch a classic kung fu movie – like, say, Enter the Dragon (1973). You behold Bruce Lee, with his switchblade limbs and famously balletic speed, mowing down an army of goons, one after the next, and your reaction is ‘Yawn! Not violent enough!’ If that’s the case, The Raid: Redemption is the movie for you. The fight scenes in this Indonesia-set pressure cooker of an underworld thriller are done in the vintage hand-tohand style of highly choreographed martial arts. Except that the combatants, instead

of being bare-handed, tend to be holding daggers, and so people are constantly getting slashed (the sound effects are sickeningly fleshy). And even when they’re not, you feel as if they’re about to be. This is mixed martial arts, all right – it’s fists of fury mixed with torture porn. “The movie sets up a cul-desac situation, with the members of a special-forces police unit bursting into a squalid tenement that houses a crime lord, then finding themselves trapped there. The director, Welsh-born Gareth Huw Evans, keeps thinking up new ways for sensation seekers to get their gore on (dismemberings, bullets shot through eye sockets). He makes The Expendables look like 12 Angry Men. Yet I do wish that Evans were a better storyteller. When he isn’t turning maddog violence into visual rock & roll, The Raid shreds narrative coherence to ribbons.” Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly (US) Anti: “For once, the phrase ‘nonstop action’ accurately describes the movie at hand. Only in the opening and closing moments of this Indonesian import is there any let-up in the film’s assaultive action. The action is massively violent, imaginatively choreographed, gut-punchingly visceral and ‘astonishingly kickass’ (to quote [fellow critic] Marc Savlov). The body count is off the charts; bloody bodies are strewn everywhere

in the apartment building where virtually all the film’s action takes place. And the fighting is mano a mano, martial-arts combat; there’s very little impersonal, distanced gunplay, which is even more surprising considering this is the story of a SWAT-style police raid on an apartment building where the criminals rule the residents – and their kingdom – from the top floor of the infected structure. “Welsh-born director Evans … handles the action in the film’s one-set location with an ingenious aplomb that announces the arrival of a striking new talent. So why, despite all this, does The Raid: Redemption feel like a monotonous barrage? The sparse dialogue and absence of character development are, for me, the culprits. I desire more of a rooting interest in a leading character than the mere knowledge that he has a pregnant wife at home. Feeling pummelled and thoroughly abused, I curled up in a defensive ball halfway through the film and waited for the onslaught to stop. Other viewers, especially devotees of action films, will be energized by the mayhem and thrilled by its inexhaustibility. The Raid: Redemption definitely delivers everything that international action fans want. The question I have is whether the laws of supply and demand are adequate tools for evaluating a movie’s worth.” Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle (US)


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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

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 -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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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 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


***************************** FOR RENT 3-bedroom luxury apartment over 200 sq.m. Very spacious living area extending to a large veranda overlooking the green of the river area. Bathrooms all marble (one en-suite), modern kitchen. Fully air-conditioned, with underfloor heating, garage for 2 cars and large store. Situated in the exclusive gated development of J&P Glastonos, one of the oldest classy residential areas of Nicosia. Call 99630320 ***************************** TWO-BEDROOM APARTMENT (113 sq. metres) on Second floor (No lift) in Aglandja, (Nicosia). Fitted kitchen: fridge, gas cooker, built-in electric oven. Bedrooms: built- in bookcases Dining-room: dining-table with 8 chairs Sittingroom: 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.

***************************** 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



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 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.

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

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

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

PROPERTY TO LET NICOSIA **************************** ACROPOLIS LUXURY FLAT; 3 bedrooms, master with en-suite; 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 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

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

Tel. Tony on 99176557

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

For information call 99781943

***************************** ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT, in small quiet building, new, very spacious, fully furnished and air conditioned. Very good location between Strovolos and Engomi, close to The European University (Cyprus College) and all amenities. Covered parking. Rent €495/m. Please call 99695382 ***************************** TO LET 3 bdrm flat Kaimakli area near Frederic. Tel. 99606665. ****************************** LUXURY HOUSES: 1. 5 bedrs detached house, 550sq.m, built in 2 big plots of land, big garden with grass, big swimming pool with extra fence for children and big covered patio with bbq area, big reception areas with marble floor, fire place and bar, big kitchen with all electrical appliances and sitting room with fire place, maid’s room, floor heating, full a/c, blinds on the windows, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower, big bathroom for the other 3 bedrooms and extra shower in the 5th bedroom. Available end of July - Strovolos €2500 (H5ST10001-R), (photos in the website).

2. 3 bedrs luxury ground floor renovated semi detached house,210sq.m, with central heating, air conditions, solid

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

TO LET NICOSIA fice, detached house, central heating, full a/c,3wc, 2 bathrooms, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen with all the electrical appliances, small garden and patio with bbq area, covered parking, near Apollonion hospital. – Makedonitissa €1200 (H4MAK0016-R), (photos in the website) 7. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, 330sq.m, central heating, full ac, 2 covered parking’s, big kitchen with sitting room and all expensive electrical appliances, blinds on the windows, lighting fixtures, 2 bedrs with en suite shower and wc, main bathroom with jacuzzi,3rd bedroom with only shower ,swimming pool with wooden deck around, covered patio with nice covered bbq area, opposite a green area in a very quiet area – Strovolos €2600 (H4ST10040-R), (photos in the website). 8. 4 bedr luxury detached house, 350sq.m, central heating, full a/c, office space, separate maid’s room, big storage room, solid parquet floor in the bedrooms, 2 covered parking, swimming pool, garden with trees, veranda with bbq area, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, big sitting and dining areas, very near to English School, off Athalassas Avenue €2300 (H4ST10036-R), (photos on the website). 9. 3 bedr ground floor semi detached house in very good condition with storage heaters, 5a/c,2wc, big kitchen with cooker and oven, big sitting and dining room, big front veranda, 2 covered parking in a very quiet neighbourhood

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 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). 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 break-

TO LET NICOSIA fast 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 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).

TO LET NICOSIA 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 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

TO LET NICOSIA 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 fixtures, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, swimming pool with

TO LET NICOSIA bbq area, small garden,2 covered parking’s in a nice neighbourhood with expensive houses near KEMA building – Platy Aglantzias €3500 (H4PAG0004-R), (photos in the website). For many more properties with photos visit our website at which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225/96422225/96422226, www.landtouristestates. com **************************** LUXURY FLATS: 1. 2 bedr luxury fully renovated apartment, storage heaters, 3 a/c, separate big kitchen, big sitting dining room, fully modern furnished and equipped with solid parquet floor off Prodromou street – Engomi €600 (A2ENG0010-R), (photos in the website). 2. 2 bedr new luxury modern, 2 storey apartment with solid parquet floor, floor heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, expensive fitted 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).

TO LET NICOSIA 7. 2 bedr brand new luxury finished apartment on a small modern design building with 2 bathrooms, a/c for hot and cold (Mitsubishi), storage heaters can be installed if needed, electrical shutters in the bedrooms, pressure system, water serculation system, solar, electrical appliances in the kitchen, blinds, covered veranda, 2 COVERED PARKING, storage room, near the centre and near traffic lights of Honda showroom. – Agioi Omologites €700 (A2AOM0007-R) 8. 1 bedr, fully furnished and equipped apartment, 50sq.m, 2 a/c for hot and cold, covered verandah, covered parking, ice view off Makarios Avenue between Hilton and DEBENHAMS shop – Nicosia Centre €460 (A1NIC0006-R), (photos in the website). 9. 3 bedr new luxury penthouse apartment on the last floor of a 3 storey building, CH ind, full a/c, pressure system, cooker and oven in the kitchen, blinds in the living room, 2 bathrooms, 130sq.m, big veranda with view, covered parking, 200m opposite Akropolis park. Acropolis €850(A3ACS0039-R), (photos on the website). 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 (A2A-


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA DO0013-R), (photos in the website). 13. New luxury 2 bedr apartment with nice view, 100sq.m, big sitting & dining area, big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, big covered verandah, 2 wc, storage heaters, 2 a/c, electric shutters in the bedrooms, covered parking and storage room on the 11th floor of a small building with 6 flats only 200 meters for Akropolis park and opposite a small neighborhood park – Dasoupolis €550 (A2DAS0001-R), (photos in the website). 14. 3 bedr apartment, 140sq.m,central heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, big separate kitchen with cooker and oven in the kitchen, blinds, covered parking off Kennedy and Markora street walking distance to the centre – Nicosia Centre €550 (A3NIC0023-R), (photos in the website). 15. 3 bedr +separate maid”s room (with shower and wc) & luxury apartment with central heating independent, full a/c, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, big separate kitchen with breakfast area and electrical appliances, big sitting and dining area with solid parquet floor, big covered veranda, blinds, alarm system, 2 parking, in a quiet area off Makarios Avenue near Hilton – Nicosia Centre €1100 (A3NIC0023-R), (photos in the website). 16. New luxury 2 bedr apartment with central heating independent, full ac, fully



modern nicely furnished and equipped, big covered verandah, 2 wc, covered parking opposite Hilton, off Makarios Avenue close to the centre – Lykavitos €650 (A2LYK0003-R), (photos in the website)

rooms with en suite shower/ bath, big satellite dish with sky decoder,2 covered parking and storage room, close to American embassy and other amenities – Engomi €1600 (A3ENG0025-R), (photos in the website).

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).

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).

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 bed-

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

TO LET NICOSIA MODERN FURNISHED, Daikin air-conditions for hot and cold in all the rooms, 2 bedrs with en suite shower/ wc, 4wc, 2 covered parking, in a small modern building off Makarios Avenue in a quiet neighbourhood. Available in August – Nicosia Center €1400 (A4NIC0001-R), (photos in the website). 23. New luxury spacious 3 bedr quality apartment, 165sq.m+ big covered verandah, separate floor heating, full a/c, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms (one en suite), solid parquet floor all the flat, big sitting and dining area (can fit 2 sitting rooms and dining table), electrical appliances in the kitchen which has a breakfast area,2 covered parking, storage room in a very quiet green neighbourhood near the centre and Ag. Andreas - AVAILABLE in AUGUST– Nicosia Center €1450 (A3NIC0004-R), (photos in the website). 24. New luxury 2 bedr apartment, open plan kitchen, 3 a/c for hot and cold, blinds on all the windows, nicely expensive full furnished with real leather sofas, double bed, big dining table, LCD 32”, satellite dish with receiver, internet, very big bedrooms with big and many wardrobes, covered parking and storage room, in a quiet area near BMH – Aglantzia €620 (A2AGZ0001-R), (photos in the website). 25. 2 bedr new luxury finished and FURNISHED ground floor apartment, 80sq.m +120sq.m veranda and garden, separate

TO LET NICOSIA floor heating, full a/c, 2wc, aluminum shutters outside the windows, pressure system, fully expensively fitted with electrical appliances in the kitchen, big covered parking and big storage room, off Athallassa Avenue near English School in a small modern building. AVAILABLE 1st of AUGUST – Strovolos €800 (A2ST10023-R), (photos in the website). 26. 3 bed brand new luxury finished apartment in a small modern design building with 2 bathrooms(one en suite), expensive electrical appliances in the kitchen, double glazed windows with electrical shutter, covered veranda, pressure system, solar heater, central satellite antenna, 2 covered parkings, storage room, security entrance, close to Honda traffic lights walking distance to the centre – Agioi Omologites €850 (A3AOM0009-R), (photos in the website). 27. 3 big bedrs +office space luxury penthouse floor apartment, renovated, central heating independent, full a/c, 230sq.m, double glazed windows,3wc, 2 bathrooms (one en suite), solar heater, pressure system, SKY satellite dish, big sitting and dining areas, solid parquet floor all the flat, big kitchen with cooker and oven and 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 Hos-

TO LET NICOSIA pital. Available middle 15th of SEPTEMBER –Nicosia Centre €1200 (A4NIC0005-R), (photos in the website) For many more properties with photos visit our website at www.landtouristestates. com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225 / 96-422225 / 96422226 www.landtouristestates. com ***************************** 2 BDRM flat in the centre of Nicosia. Rent €450. For information call 99453663, 99663927.

LIMASSOL 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 listing-LIM-0103


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

tance from the beach, with a new pedestrian crossing in front of the building. Contact us on 99672466, 99404522, and 99078590 ***************************** LARNACA FLAT FOR RENT: Fully-furnished spacious 2-bedroom first floor flat in central location near Metro supermarket, A/C, private parking, intercom system, ensuite bathroom, small block. Phone: 99354789 ***************************** PHINIKOUDES PROMENADE one bdr apt on the 4th floor, F/F, a/c. In the most exclusive area on the sea front of the city centre. A panoramic view of the Marina and the sea. Situated right on the sea. Makes life a holiday all year round. For long term rent only €380. Tel: 99222197, 99541828. ***************************** FULLY FURNISHED one bedroom flat near Larco hotel Larnaca. Price €370. Tel: 99202543 **************************** 1. K.S.L LETTINGS – APARTMENT FOR RENT Fully Furnished ground floor 2 bedroom apartment, overlooking pool. Beautifully furnished throughout. 350 Euros per calendar month. Larnaca District. Quote TLL884. Tel. (00357) 24815104


Peyia, Tomb of the Kings, Tsada, Timi & Kato Paphos Landlord & Owners please call 99329357 Or please view at are website Fully Registered Company in Cyprus ***************************** CHLORAKA, 2 bedroom apartment, only 5 years old, fully furnished with a/c, lovely, large patio area in rear €300 per month, + communal charges please call Malcolm on: 99127031 - no agents **************************** FOR RENT new ground floor terrace studios for rent in Kouka village(20 minutes from Limassol) in a quiet and peaceful area fully furnished €180 per month minimum contract 1 year. Inf. Mob 99548855 **************************** ONE BEDROOM fully furnished apartment for rent in Kissonerga. Near Cynthiana Beach hotel and close proximity to Coral Bay. Overlooking the sea and 100 metres from beach. AC in bedroom. Tel: 99-492521/ 99- 673276

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 dis-

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

PAPHOS TO LET Spacious 3 bed bungalow in Yeroskipou with large open plan kitchen/dining room/living room. Carport. Situated on a large plot 700 Euros pcm. Also available extra 3 donums land suitable for a business adjoined to house, €400 pcm. Call 99 453822 ***************************** 3 BEDROOM HOUSE in a very peaceful area in Yeroskipou it is unfurnished and has covered parking, 360 Euro ono Tel 99768738 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT in the heart of Kato Paphos, the property is situated in a quiet, private complex, next to archeological site overlooking the light house, very reasonable rent, tel : 99411933 ***************************** AGIOS NEOPHYTOS, TALA, 2 bedroom house, with a/c, split units, private parking, beautiful garden, very quiet 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 – 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 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 mod-


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ern 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. 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 fire-

TO LET PAPHOS place in living area. Enclosed garden & private pool. Gated entrance with undercover parking. Situated on a private road. Tel: 97790883 office: 26271858 visit our website for many more properties www. email: **************************** RENTAL POINT - PAPHOS PROPERTIES AVAILABLE TO RENT IN THE PAPHOS DISTRICT. JUST A SMALL SAMPLE OF AVAILABLE PROPERTIES. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL. CALL 97648440 FOR MORE INFORMATION. LANDLORDS CALL IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT.!!! 1. KAMARES - TALA – 2 bed 2 bath fully furnished luxury bungalow set on an elevated plot on this prestigious development. Open plan living area with feature fireplace, dining area. Separate kitchen with D/W etc. Separate utilty room with access to side garden. 2 double , bedrooms, master with en-suite. Family bathroom. Large verandah overlooking the pool. Sep storage room, covered parking and additional store. Swimming pool, and landscaped gardens. Euros 600.00 a month or sensible offers only 2. TRIMITHOUSA 3 bed 2. bath unfurnished apartment/house set in quiet location with views. Open plan living area and dining area.. Fully fitted kitchen with appliances . Guest WC. 3 double bedrooms. Family bathroom. Large balcony, offstreet parking. Euros 400.00 a month. 3. KATHIKAS – 3 bed,2 bath unfurnished stone bungalow with no immediate neighbours.. Open plan living area with fireplace with log burner.. Fitted kitchen, utility room. 3 bedrooms, master with en-suite. Family bathroom. Parking, Swimming pool and landscaped garden areas. Very quiet area. Euros 600.00 a month 4. MESA CHORIO – 2 Bed, 2. bath fully furnished apartment in good location close to ISOP Open plan living area with dining space. Fitted kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, master with en-suite. Family bathroom. Off street parking & comm. Pool. Minutes into Paphos. Euros 425. Or close offers 5. GOUDI (near Polis) Outstanding 3 bed, 3.5 bath unfurnished villa. Set in a rural setting the property enjoys


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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 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 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 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

own car space. TITLE DEEDS. €115,000. Tel 99178141 (Les Bois) ***************************

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


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.

eu 450 pm. Tel 99 621914 *************************** 2 PROPERTIES BETWEEN POLIS AND LATSI. 2 bed townhouse, village centre €69,000 and quiet 3/4 bed house overlooking bay. 2 bath, c.h. wood burner, a.c. bedrooms, salt water 9x6 pool set in approx 2.500 sq.mts. €444,000 Tel: 99995531 *************************** TALA, 5 bdrm villa for sale . Title deeds. Sea and mountain view. 5 en-suite double bedrooms. Central heating, a/c, fireplace. Private L shape s/ pool and garden area, patio, with bbq, bar and pergola. Car parking. Plot: 620 sq.m. Covered: 285sqm, €458.000. tel. 99587757. ***************************


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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, excellent view, eu 119,000. Tel 99 621914

SALE LIMASSOL 2 bed flat on beach road; light, airy with balcony. New flooring, a/c units, lift 2nd floor, windows 3 sides,

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

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/ dining room, Large Kitchen,

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

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 (

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

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

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

Open Door Baptist Church

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

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



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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Liverpool (6) church (5)

19 Do not agree about a word of objection (5)

ver (7)

15 My language in this side of


17 Amount of cake – or tart at

astic type (7)

14 Terribly alarm one with a fe-



20 Look up and down (4)

Rating EASY

QUICK: Across – 3 Pollution; 7 Hover; 8 Alongside; 9 Runny; 10 Trying; 13 Fluidity; 15 Teenager; 17 Larvae; 20 Tunis; 21 Photocopy; 22 Eyrie; 23 Increment. Down – 1 Shortfall; 2 Avuncular; 3 Prayed; 4 Linotype; 5 Testy; 6 Olden; 11 Imaginary; 12 Guardsmen; 14 Intercom; 16 Not yet; 18 Ashen; 19 Voter.

Rating HARD

CRYPTIC: Across – 3 Whitewash; 7 Heigh; 8 Evergreen; 9 Siege; 10 Thebes; 13 Lancelot; 15 Brethren; 17 Gretna; 20 Ascot; 21 Unaltered; 22 Eider; 23 Plunderer. Down – 1 Whistling; 2 Hibernate; 3 Wheeze; 4 Throttle; 5 Worse; 6 Sieve; 11 Barricade; 12 Signatory; 14 Lebanese; 16 Trader; 18 Renal; 19 Talon.


Answers to crossword 2160


for the game (7) 8 Like a moustache that’s not hidden (5,4,4) 9 Remove paper from the table (4-4) 10 It contains matter from a juicy stye (4) 12 Tense time to come (6) 13 Paint book (6) 16 Dreadful pane (sic) in the neck (4) 18 Shopkeeper had dog in the back, we hear (8) 21 That is where the problem arises at the masseurs (5,2,3,3) 22 Many a pile only half finished, done in an inexpensive way (7) 23 Respond by moving trace (5) Down 1 Small child of four in working party (5) 2 Old British soldier carted nothing off (7) 3 Heartless girl held by artilleryman in cover during the break-in (8) 4 Is able to repeat the dance (6) 5 Reed or panic-grass? (4) 6 Substance found on an elephant or in a climbing plant (5) 7 Larger description of London or Manchester (7)

QUICK Across 1 Cry of a duck (5) 4 Annulled (7) 8 On purpose (13) 9 Manual worker (8) 10 Undulating (4) 12 Zambian capital (6) 13 Pierced (6) 16 Sway to and fro (4) 18 Find out (8) 21 Be applied (4,4,5) 22 Disappointment (3-4) 23 Verdant (5)

Down 1 Large feather (5) 2 Port and resort in SE France (7)

3 S central US state (8) 4 Shake (6) 5 Skin eruption (4) 6 Board game (5) 7 Tearless (3-4) 11 Whimsical (8) 12 Effusive (7) 14 Former German kingdom (7)


15 Young cat (6) 17 Celestial body (5) 19 Piping (5) 20 Spanish port (4) ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

Life may get easier. If you have felt annoyed or irritated, you should find the source of your frustration gradually easing off. The main people in your life seem more willing to be flexible - or at least they are trying. You also get to celebrate with a New Moon which might encourage you to be bolder, especially where romance and creativity are concerned.

It’s a very upbeat and positive time for you with a New Moon in your sign. This means you get a chance for a new beginning in any area of life you choose. By taking action, sooner rather than later, you might find that you get results more quickly. Be goal or project orientated. If you need to be single minded, use your personality to gain co-operation.

You seem to be getting along with most people, but may have had a set-to with one friend recently. Thankfully, tensions are easing so you may be back on good terms sooner rather than later. The focus on your travel zone encourages you to visit places you have never been, and the New Moon today is helpful for organizing a special trip or holiday.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

You may be thinking about making changes to your abode - and this could be the result of a lifestyle decision. You may have already decided to substitute bad habits for good, so now it’s time for the action bit - such as buying some exercise equipment or making a room at your place suitable for a unique purpose, such as a gym or home office.

You may have had a bit of a scare recently money wise, but today the pressure should begin to lift. You may even have found that dealing with this issue may have helped pave the way for much better times ahead. The biggest challenge is overcoming fear. If you can, the sooner things can blossom. Sincere links are also recharged from now Virgo.

If you’ve been fretting, wondering how much more you can take in your bid to be successful, things get less fraught. The frustrations you may have experienced recently should start to ease off. With help from friends in all the right places, you should be able to do well. This is not the time to give up as you could be so close to getting what you want.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

You’ve had plenty of chances to share your message, research options and expand your influence. Things get even better from today, as the New Moon brings a sparkling opportunity. This is the best time to make a new start, whether it’s associated with learning something new, teaching a subject you’re knowledgeable about or starting that book or poetry.

You may be feeling more at ease today, and with a happy focus on your social zone, life is looking up. Use the power of today’s New Moon to initiate new friendships. This is a good opportunity to join a club or move in other circles, especially those that are aligned with your main hopes and interests. If you are seeking romance, it may be with someone you already know.

Today seems more relaxed and perfect for getting things done. Jupiter in Libra may be giving you ideas and encouraging you to think big. This is the time when you may be more likely to take a punt and explore plans and creative options. The New Moon lends a helping hand whether you are looking for a business partner or a romantic companion.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

If you have felt under pressure at home, this should gradually ease as tensions begin to calm down. While you may still have your work cut out for you, the focus now seems to be on your finances, where you may be keen to make a few changes. Thankfully you have an opportunity today to make a fresh start. With determination, positive results can follow.

You may want to make your mark and stand out from the crowd. You have an opportunity to impress the right people - if you do the legwork. Whether you want to get that promotion, be the number one candidate at an interview or stand out in some other way - catch the Moon tide today and be prepared to showcase your talents for all they are worth.

There is a possibility of romantic tenderness with Venus giving you a head start. Your love of people may be the reason you get talking to someone truly fascinating. Meanwhile, you get help from the planets if you want to start a diet or exercise routine. The New Moon is perfect for such a fresh start and can help you to stick with your new approach.

Friday, August 17, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL


Television CYBC 1






06.45 News 08.00 Concert 09.30 Chef Ston Aera (rpt) Cooking show offering viewers quick, simple and economical recipes. 10.10 Reload Summer Show aimed at teens. 12.10 Istories Tou Horkou (rpt) 13.00 FILM: Rock-A-Bye Baby A bachelor agrees to baby-sit for a Hollywood star, who turns out to have triplets. Comedy, starring Jerry Lewis. 1958. With News at 14.00. 15.15 Peri Kyprou 15.30 Syn Plyn Local talk-show with studio discussion and viewers calling in. 17.00 Kypros Ena Taxidi (rpt) 17.45 Peri Kyprou 18.00 News 18.15 Candid Camera 18.30 Kati Psinetai 19.20 Treis Ki O Kokos (rpt) 20.00 News / Weather / Financial Report 21.10 Vimata Stin Ammo (rpt) Local period drama, based on true events. 21.45 FILM: A Cry In The Dark Fact-based Australian drama, starring Meryl Streep. 1988. See Film Picks. 23.40 News 00.00 Oi Erastes Ton Kimaton (rpt 00.30 Repeats

07.00 NRG Music Channel 08.00 Kids’ TV (rpt) 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 Augustine Two-part, Italianmade mini-series about the influential theologian and church father Augustine of Hippo. Drama, starring Alessandro Preziosi. 2009. 22.45 The Good Wife (rpt) First season of legal drama. ‘Crash’. Alicia and Will try to prove a train crash was caused by the rail company and not the engineers who were killed, in an attempt to save the widows their husbands’ pensions. Elsewhere, Jackie falls foul of the lawyer when she takes the children to visit Peter in prison for his birthday. 23.30 Repeats

07.00 Tis Ellados Ta Paidia (rpt) 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)

06.30 Paralliloi Dromoi (rpt) 07.00 Yia Sena (rpt) 08.40 Batso Agapi Mou (rpt) 09.20 Denis O Tromeros

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 Second season. ‘Weight of the World’. One of the returnees researches and masters a method of increasing body metabolism which, if made available as a commercial practice, would allow people to lose body fat instantly. 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)

06.45 Star News 07.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of 09.15 Kids’ TV 11.50 Ta Kopelia Local comedy series. 12.30 Thema Gevsis Cookery show. 13.30 Star News 14.15 Max Adventures 14.25 Rastamouse 14.35 Bo On the Go 15.00 King 15.25 Martha Speaks 15.45 Teen Days 16.15 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 16.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of (rpt) 17.50 Mila Best Of (rpt) 18.50 Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) Cooking show, with helpful tips on eating well and nutrition. 19.40 Fotis - Maria Live Best Of (rpt) Entertainment magazine featuring segments on cooking, health, fashion, lifestyle issues and more. 21.00 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz (rpt) 22.00 FILM: Noble Things Jimmy Wayne Collins returns to Texas to face the demons he left behind. Drama, starring Brett Moses. 2008. 23.40 LTV Sports News 00.45 Star News 01.00 Repeats

18.50 19.30 20.20 21.20 22.50

23.40 00.30 00.35


Tin Patisa (rpt) Eva Luna News Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) House (rpt) First season. ‘Control’. A company boss is admitted with unexplained paralysis and scans of her muscles and bones can find no cause for the problem. Ekeines Ki Ego (rpt) News Kai Oi Pantremenoi Ehoun Psihi (rpt) Ellas To Megaleio Sou (rpt)

10.00 Proino Mou (rpt) Lifestyle programme that features entertainment, music and more. 12.00 Yia Banaki 15.00 I Dada (rpt) Greek comedy series, based on a popular US sitcom. 16.00 I Ora I Kali (rpt) 17.40 Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes Greek drama series, based on the popular Latin American telenovela about mistaken identities. 18.20 News 18.30 Mousiko Kouti (rpt) Greek game show, testing contestants on their music knowledge. 19.20 Peninta Peninta (rpt) Greek comedy series. 20.10 News 21.20 Eftyhismenoi Mazi (rpt) Greek comedy series. 22.20 Metrao Stigmes (rpt) 23.30 Singles (rpt) 00.00 News 00.10 The Shield Police drama series chronicling the turbulent day-today life of the Strike Team, a group of corrupt Los Angeles cops. 01.00 Yia Banaki (rpt) 03.30 Yia Sena (rpt) 05.30 Proino Mou (rpt)

CAPITAL 07.00 08.00 10.30 11.00 11.30 13.15 14.40 15.35

17.20 18.15 19.15 19.50 20.05 21.00



Alpha News Kids’ TV Magikos Kosmos I Kori Tou Mistral Deste Tous Greek FILM: Amartola Niata The Harts Of The West FILM: Underclassman A baby-faced detective is sent undercover as a student at a posh private school, where he tries to crack a car-theft ring. Comedy, starring Nick Cannon. 2005. O Anthropos Tis Thalassas Melrose Place With News at 18.30. News Sports Time Rubi FILM: Austin Powers In Goldmember Comedy sequel, starring Mike Myers and Michael Caine. See Pick Of The Day. 2002. FILM: Caught In The Headlights A federal agent is sent to apprehend a murder suspect, but they end up under attack from a pair of assassins. Action thriller, starring Erika Eleniak. 2004. FILM: Deadly Little Secrets A doctor makes a little extra cash by selling steroids to sportspeople - but develops murderous instincts, slaughtering his victims by deadly injection. Horror, starring Craig Sheffer. 2001.

Radio BBC World Service (1323 MW) 00:01 BBC News 00:06 Assignment 00:30 BBC News Summary 00:32 Science In Action 00:50 From Our Own Correspondent 01:01 BBC News 01:06 World Briefing 01:30 BBC News Summary 01:32 World Business Report 01:50 Sports News 02:01 BBC News 02:06 World Briefing 02:30 BBC News Summary 02:32 Business Daily 02:50 Sports News 03:01 BBC News 03:06 World Briefing 03:30 BBC News Summary 03:32 World Business Report 03:50 Witness 04:01 BBC News 04:06 HARDtalk 04:30 BBC News Summary 04:32 World Football 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 Science In Action 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 World Football 10:30 BBC News Summary 10:32 Business Daily 10:50 From Our Own Correspondent 11:01 BBC News 11:06 HARDtalk 11:30 BBC News Summary 11:32 Science In Action 11:50 Sports News 12:01 BBC News 12:06 World Update 12:30 BBC News Summary 12:32 World Update 13:01 BBC News 13:06 World Briefing 13:30 BBC News Summary 13:32 The Strand 13:50 Witness 14:01 BBC News 14:06

World Have Your Say 14:30 BBC News Summary 14:32 Business Daily 14:50 Sports News 15:01 BBC News 15:06 Newshour 15:30 BBC News Summary 15:32 Newshour 16:01 BBC News 16:06 HARDtalk 16:30 BBC News Summary 16:32 World Football 17:01 BBC News 17:06 World Briefing 17:30 BBC News Summary 17:32 Science In Action 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 World Football 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 Groove Collective 04.00 BFBS Shuffle 05.00 Ops Breakfast 06.00 Cyprus Breakfast With Mark Humphries 09.00 Chris Pearson 11.00 Steve Knight 13.00 Total Ops Connection 15.00 Wez Thompson 18.00 Charlene Guy 21.00 Jessie Aru 00.00 The Vibe

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 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 Olympics 00.30 Late Night Olympics

LiveCyBC2 (91.1, 92.4 FM) 06.00-07.30 Programmes in Turkish with News at 7.30 07.40 Good morning Cyprus 10.00-12.00 Kalimerhamba 12.00 Gunortasa 12.45 Greek Cyprus Press 13.00 Turkish Music 13.15 News in Turkish 13.30 News in English 13.45 PM Classics 16.00 Greek Radio 16.15 Our country doesn’t divide 16.50 News in Turkish 17.00-18.00 Programmes in Armenian; News at 17.15 18.0020.00 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 00.0006.00 Rebroadcast of the evening’s programme Radio Napa (106.3 FM) 06.00 Morning Music 08.30 BBC World Today 09.00 News, Weather and Exchange 09.05 Nathan Morley 12.00 BBC News

12.06 Lunchtime Classics 15.00 BBC News 15.06 Chris Yearley 18.00 News 18.06 Michael Godin 19.00 The Juke Box

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

CYPRUS MAIL Friday, August 17, 2012


Television PICK OF THE DAY Austin Powers in Goldmember (Capital TV, 21.00) “You may be a cunning linguist, but I am a master debator”. Let’s see the Greek subtitles handle that one! Mike Myers doesn’t care if his jokes are untranslatable, nor does he care if you never saw the fi rst two Austin Powers fi lms - he still stuffs this third (and possibly best) instalment with catchphrases and repeated bits of schtick, even from the minor characters: Frau Farbissina is forever yelling out the boss’s instructions at top volume, and Michael York is back as the gloriously-named Basil Exposition (“What’s kickin’, Basil?” “A lot’s kickin, Foxy!”). Fat Bastard is back as well, and we could’ve lived without his gross brand of humour - but Mike Myers doesn’t care about that either, nor does he care that most of the multiplex crowd couldn’t fi nd Holland on a map. Myers’ abiding genius may be in managing to milk the mass audience while wallowing completely in his own eccentric in-jokes and real-life issues - including his relationship with his late father, reflected in Austin’s attempts to bond with estranged dad Nigel Powers (Michael Caine) and Scott Evil’s sibling rivalry with half-pint-sized clone Mini-Me. Wait a minute! What am I talking about? And why did I mention Holland earlier? Because Goldmember is Dutch, which seems to be a kind of cryptic joke (“I come from Holland! Isn’t that veird?”) -

and Goldmember is Austin’s main antagonist, Austin being (of course) the British spy with the bad teeth and ridiculous chest hair. Myers plays both these roles, as well as Fat Bastard (boo!) and Dr. Evil (yay!), in homage to Peter Sellers - one of his late dad’s favourites - who also liked to play multiple roles. Maybe you didn’t know that; maybe you’ve never even heard of Peter Sellers. Mike Myers doesn’t care. Myers is an old-school ‘entertainer’, with a touch of the cosy intimacy found in a Bruce Forsyth special or Las Vegas lounge show; a repeated gag has Austin cracking bad jokes (heard about the man who took a Viagra and got it stuck in his throat? he had a stiff neck for hours!) then pausing to thank the audience. He throws everything he has into this movie - puns, musical numbers, toilet humour, psychedelic sets, a fi lm-within-a-fi lm opening, even sharks with laser beams attached to their heads - and doesn’t care what sticks. There are Chinese twin sisters called Fook Mi and Fook Yu. There’s a cameo by Steven Spielberg. There are jokes about Belgians, Preparation H and whited-out subtitles. There’s a henchman with a huge mole. To quote the sublime Dr. Evil: “I haven’t laughed that hard since I was a little girl. Thank you.” Made in 2002.

Preston Wilder



Paranormal Activity (LTV, 21.00) A phenomenon, the most profitable fi lm ever made (it cost $15,000 and grossed $200 million worldwide), and of course we’re still feeling the effects, Paranormal Activity 4 coming out this year. Yet it’s almost embarrassingly simple, a found-footage horror about a married couple haunted by a demon - the gimmick being that the demon only shows itself at night, while its victims are asleep, caught only on a video camera that surveys the room around the oblivious couple. The fi lm’s success was mostly due to marketing that made it seem scary as hell - yet in fact it’s not very scary, mostly because it’s unambiguous. There’s no doubt that a demon is preying on the couple, so there’s not much at stake when the malign force appears except to see what crazy thing the demon will do next - and, given the ultra-low budget, the crazy things are seldom very crazy. More a novelty item than a horror classic, but it did lead to the much more effective Paranormal Activity 3. Made in 2009.

A Cry in the Dark (CyBC1, 21.45) “A dingo stole my baby!” Meryl Streep was asked to say that in an interview last week, and refused point-blank (apparently it’s the line people ask her to say more than any other) - and of course Meryl says it with an Australian accent, playing Lindy Chamberlain whose baby daughter Azaria disappeared from the family tent during a trip to Ayers Rock in 1980. Lindy served six years in jail, charged and convicted of murdering the child though she always claimed it was a dingo attack - and in fact an Aussie coroner recently ruled, based on the evidence, that she was almost certainly telling the truth. The fi lm does a fi ne job of telling the tale, with special emphasis on the poisonous role of the tabloids; Streep, inevitably, won an Oscar nomination. Made in 1988.

He Got Game (Novacinema2, 22.00) Spike Lee loves basketball, being a big New York Knicks fan - and He Got Game (directed by Mr. Lee) works better if you love basketball, not just hinging on the sport but elevating it to a kind of universal bonding ritual and all-purpose metaphor. Denzel Washington (great, as always) is our hero, a convict who’s promised a reduced sentence if he can persuade his son - a high-school basketball star, aggressively courted by several colleges - to sign up with the Governor’s alma mater. Trouble is, the boy is estranged from his dad (not least because Denzel is in jail for having accidentally killed his wife, the boy’s mother) and disinclined to listen, though of course father and son eventually bond through the Magic of Basketball. Some will weep, others may wonder why a sports drama needed to be 136 minutes long. Made in 1998.

Paranormal Activity (LTV, 21.00)

05:55 Jude 08:00 Country Strong 10:00 Elektra 11:40 Never Let Me Go 13:25 Cine News 14:10 I Timi Tis Agapis 16:05 The Smurfs 17:50 Spotlight On 18:25 Thor 20:20 Bad Teacher 22:00 He Got Game 00:25 Anger Management 02:15 The Girl Next Door 04:05 Cine News 04:45 9 To 5

07:00 Karina: Wild On Safari 07:25 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life 07:50 Living With The Wolfman 08:15 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 08:40 Breed All About It 09:10 Pandamonium 10:05 Wildest Africa 11:00 Wildlife Sos 11:25 Orangutan Island 11:55 Animal Cops Houston 12:50 E-Vets: The Interns 13:45 Animal Precinct 14:40 Wildest Africa 15:30 Karina: Wild On Safari 16:00 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 16:30 Animal Crackers 17:25 My Cat From Hell 18:20 Dogs 101 19:15 Wildlife Sos 19:40 Orangutan Island 20:10 Monkey Life 20:35 Snake Crusader With Bruce George 21:05 Wildest Africa 22:00 Shark Family 22:55 I Was Bitten 23:50 Animal Cops Houston 00:45 Human Prey 01:40 Untamed & Uncut 02:35 Shark Family 03:30 I Was Bitten 04:25 Wildest Africa 05:20 Monkey Life 05:45 Snake Crusader With Bruce George 06:10 E-Vets: The Interns

01:10 The Weakest Link 01:55 Red Cap 02:55 Eastenders 03:25 Doctors 03:55 India With Sanjeev Bhaskar 04:45 As Time Goes By 05:15 Supernova 05:45 The Weakest Link 06:30 Keeping Up Appearances 07:00 Teletubbies 07:25 The Roly Mo Show 07:40 Nina & The Neurons 07:55 Me Too 08:15 Teletubbies 08:40 The Roly Mo Show 08:55 Nina & The Neurons 09:10 Me Too 09:30 Keeping Up Appearances 10:00 Supernova 10:30 The Weakest Link 11:15 Eastenders 11:45 Doctors 12:15 Heart & Soul 13:05 India With Sanjeev Bhaskar 14:00 The Old Guys 14:30 Keeping Up Appearances 15:00 The Weakest Link 15:45 Eastenders 16:15 Doctors 16:45 India With Sanjeev Bhaskar 17:35 Heart & Soul 18:25 The Weakest Link 19:10 Chimp Family Fortunes 19:40 Doctors 20:10 Doctor Who 21:00 The Cup 21:30 Twenty Twelve 22:00 New Tricks 22:50 The Impressions Show With Culshaw & Stephenson 23:20 Allo Allo 23:55 BBC Proms 2010: Last Night Of The Proms

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

09:30 All Sports: Watts 09:45 Football: Friendly Match 12:00 Beach Soccer: Euro League Spain 15:45 Football: W.Cup 14 All Access 16:45 Tennis: Wta Tournament Usa 00:00 Equestrian: Horse Racing Time 00:15 Strongest Man: Champions League Holland 01:15 Tennis: Wta Tournament Usa

20:20 The Other Side Of The Tracks 22:00 Ncis A Man Walks Into A Bar... 23:00 «Bloody Fridays» Black Death 00:45 Cine News 01:30 Aletta 03:15 Diggin’ Wet Young Pussy

Yogi Bear (LTV, 09.30)

05:30 The Amazing Race 06:15 Family Guy 07:05 Lost 07:50 How I Met Your Mother 08:40 White Collar 09:30 Criminal Minds 10:15 The Amazing Race 11:05 Family Guy 11:55 Lost 12:40 How I Met Your Mother 13:30 White Collar 14:15 Criminal Minds 15:05 Neighbors From Hell 15:30 Bob’s Burgers 15:55 The League 16:20 The Amazing Race 17:05 Family Guy 17:55 Lost 18:40 How I Met Your Mother 19:30 White Collar 20:15 Criminal Minds 21:00 Neighbors From Hell 21:25 Bob’s Burgers 21:50 The League 22:15 Call Me Fitz 22:45 White Collar 23:30 Neighbors From Hell 23:55 Bob’s Burgers 00:20 The League 00:45 Call Me Fitz 01:15 The Amazing Race 02:05 Family Guy 02:55 Lost 03:45 How I Met Your Mother 04:35 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 Ice Road Truckers 14:00 Battle 15:00 Decoded 16:00 Ice Road Truckers 18:00 Battle 19:00 Decoded 20:00 Pawn Stars 20:30 Storage Wars 21:00 Ax Men 22:00 America: The Story Of The Us 23:00 Treasure Houses Of Britain 00:00 Pawn Stars 00:30 Storage Wars 01:00 Ax Men 02:00 America: The Story Of The Us 03:00 Treasure Houses Of Britain 04:00 Decoded 05:00 Battle 06:00 Ax Men

07:30 Romancing The Stone 09:30 Yogi Bear 10:50 Old Dogs 12:30 Not With My Wife, You Don’t! 14:35 Scoop 16:10 Friends 16:35 Friends 17:00 Life Less Ordinary 19:00 Friends 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Paranormal Activity 22:30 Hollywood Buzz 23:00 Hot Tub Time Machine 00:50 Hustler TV 03:00 Straightheads 04:30 Flirting With Flamenco 06:30 LTV Sports News

07:00 Baby Looney Tunes 07:25 Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs 08:15 Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures 08:40 Loonatics Unleashed 09:05 ScoobyDoo Where Are You! 09:30 Superman: The

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Sport Three become four as Pumas ready to step up to big stage

England’s Finn happy to get back to business

Southern hemisphere giants ready for expanded Tri-Nations

STEVEN Finn believes England proved their character after bouncing back from a troubled week to edge the opening day of the mustwin third Investec Test against South Africa. England’s preparations for the Lord’s Test, which they must win to level the series and avoid losing their topranking, had been overshadowed by the texting row involving Kevin Pietersen. Finn proved the controversy was far from English minds though when he claimed three morning-session wickets, as South Africa were reduced to 54 for four. A half-century from JP Duminy, and handy late-order runs from Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn, hauled South Africa back into the game before bad light forced an early close with the tourists 262 for seven. Asked if it was good to play after the controversy of the week, Finn told Sky Sports 1: “After Monday everything was swept under the carpet. We’ve got through tough times together, we’ve done that well in the past and today we showed that again. “It would have been nice (to bowl South Africa out) but it is good that we stuck to our guns. No-one got away from us and when the sun is out here it’s a good place to bat.” Finn took his three wickets in the space of seven balls before lunch. The right-armer removed Alviro Petersen and Hashim Amla before the third umpire controversially ruled Jacques Kallis had gloved behind down the leg-side. It left the Proteas reeling before Duminy’s resistance, and some self-confessed wayward bowling from Finn, evened the game. “I maybe got a bit greedy at times which is why I went at four and over,” he said. “But I’m in the team to take wickets. It was going to be one of those days, they batted well in the sunny periods. We knew when we needed to take our opportunities and in other times play attritional cricket.”

By Tom Bartlett


ARGENTINA’S much ignored national rugby team finally get their wish this weekend after the best part of a decade of lobbying, pleading and negotiating to join the sport’s elite in regular competition. The Pumas join the southern hemisphere’s expanded Tri-Nations with South Africa, Australia and New Zealand in the inaugural Rugby Championship and the global governing body expects them to be competitive from their first game against the Springboks in Cape Town tomorrow. “Not compete for the result (to win) but compete very well... compete to challenge the result at the end of the game,” International Rugby Board (IRB) president Bernard Lapasset told Reuters during the Olympic Games when asked of his expectations of the Pumas’s performances. “That is important that they can deliver the best rugby possible for the Argentina team.” Argentina have been lobbying since 2005 for more regular test matches against top tier nations after they surprised Clive Woodward’s British and Lions in a 25-25 draw in Cardiff. Their third-place finish at the 2007 World Cup forced the IRB’s hand with the southern hemisphere teams agreeing to expand the TriNations on the proviso the Pumas fielded a full strength side and worked to develop a

Argentina join the southern hemisphere’s expanded Tri-Nations with South Africa, Australia and New Zealand in the inaugural Rugby Championship domestic professional competition. “It’s a fantastic achievement for the quality of the players in Argentina, for the quality of the work delivered by the Argentina rugby union,” Lapasset added. “We supported Argentina to do the job, we secured the process with a new format of the constitution in the Argentina Rugby Union to be professional, to be more involved in the quality of the work delivered. “Now its done and we shall see the result of the work on the field.” There will be very little mystery surrounding South Africa when they meet the Pumas as coach Heyneke Meyer has been very open about the style of play he

wants the Springboks to execute. Big, strong ball-carrying forwards will be expected to gain ascendancy in matches before a tactical kicking game is adopted to pin their opponents in their own territory. Meyer will hope that the series victory over England in June provides the catalyst for a successful tilt at the Rugby Championship title but question marks remain about the make-up of his team, especially the form shown by flyhalf Morne Steyn. Australia coach Robbie Deans will be under the most pressure with local media reports suggesting if his Wallabies side did not defend the title, or at least regain the Bledisloe Cup from New

Zealand, his five-year tenure would be over. Deans’s contract runs until after the Lions tour of Australia in 2013 and while his team beat Six Nations champions Wales in their June internationals, he is still struggling to find a competitive forward pack. Deans was forced to ask veteran lock Nathan Sharpe to postpone his planned retirement until after the competition, while 36-yearold number eight Radike Samo was also named in the squad. His multi-talented backline has also been beset by injuries this year and there are question marks over who will play in the pivotal flyhalf role. The mercurial Quade

Cooper is still battling back to full fitness following a serious knee injury at last year’s World Cup, where his confidence was also dented when he was targeted by the world champion All Blacks in a semi-final loss. Kurtley Beale shone in the position for the Melbourne Rebels when he moved there from his regular fullback slot during the Super Rugby season, while Berrick Barnes is more controlled than both but has head injury issues. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will need to temper his rebuilding programme ahead of the 2015 World Cup to appease the national expectation of winning every match, bringing in just one new cap in tighthead prop Charlie Faumuina.

Lewis Hamilton ‘closer’ to new McLaren deal

SF Giants’ Cabrera tests positive, out for 50 games

Olazabal appoints three Ryder Cup vice-captains

MCLAREN managing director Jonathan Neale says Lewis Hamilton is close to signing a new contract with the Formula One team. Hamilton has been linked with several moves away from McLaren, but looks likely to stay on for at least another season. The Englishman made his debut for McLaren in 2007, finishing second in the drivers’ standings before taking the world championship the following season. Neale said both McLaren and Hamilton were hopeful of reaching an agreement. “We are closer and of course we are in dialogue,” Neale said.

THE San Francisco Giants’ postseason ambitions suffered a jolt yesterday when All-Star outfielder Melky Cabrera was suspended for 50 games for failing a doping test. The 28-year-old from the Dominican Republic, the most valuable player in this year’s All-Star game, had tested positive for testosterone and admitted to using a substance banned by Major League Baseball’s drug prevention programme. “I accept my suspension under the joint drug programme and I will try to move on with my life,” Cabrera said.

EUROPEAN Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal has named experienced playersThomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley as three of his four vice-captains for next month’s title defence against the United States. Olazabal will announce his final vice-captain as well as his two wildcard player selections on August 27 for the 12-man team ahead of the September 28-30 match play competition at Medinah, Illinois. “My own experiences as a vice captain in 2008 and 2010 taught me that you need a lot of help that week,” the Spaniard said in a statement yesterday.

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Concerns growing over injured Nadal after withdrawal

Baghdatis beaten again at Cincinnati Masters By Nemanja Bjedov

Spaniard hasn’t played since Wimbledon By Eleanor Crooks CONCERNS over Rafael Nadal’s long-term fitness deepened this week when the Spaniard pulled out of the US Open with the knee injury that has sidelined him since Wimbledon. The world number two, who completed his set of grand slams by winning in New York in 2010, was forced to miss the Olympics and the Masters Series events in Toronto and Cincinnati with the injury, and is still not ready to compete. Nadal said in a statement: “I am very sad to announce that I am still not ready to play and have to withdraw from this year’s US Open in NYC. “I am sorry since I always found great crowds and great support, but I have to continue with my recuperation and preparation to be ready to play in the right conditions.” While the announcement will come as a big disappointment to the tournament and Nadal’s many fans, it is not unexpected. The 26-year-old has not

played since his shock second-round defeat by Czech Lukas Rosol in the second round of Wimbledon in June. Nadal subsequently pulled out of a scheduled exhibition against Novak Djokovic in Madrid citing knee problems and then announced he would not be able to defend his title at the Olympics, where he had been due to carry Spain’s flag at the opening ceremony. Nadal has been dogged by knee problems throughout his career, although he has stressed this injury is not related to his previous problems, and took a month off after the Australian Open this year to give his body a rest. He has always found hard courts the most wearing on his joints and, when he pulled out of Toronto and Cincinnati, it became increasingly unlikely he would risk returning to the circuit at the year’s final grand slam. Nadal, who is now almost certain to lose his world number three ranking to Andy Murray, reached the

final of the US Open last year for the second year in a row but lost in four sets to Djokovic. The US Open begins at Flushing Meadows on August 27, with Roger Federer and Djokovic heading the men’s rankings, while David Ferrer is likely to be elevated to fourth seed. Federer was asked about Nadal ahead of this week’s tournament in Cincinnati and he admitted his surprise at the length of the Spaniard’s absence. “I was going to write to him and check on him because I can’t believe he’s been out that long,” said Federer. “I thought the Olympics, okay, that’s fine. That’s a personal choice. “I thought for sure we would see him in Toronto, but now he missed Toronto and Cincinnati. It’s very surprising, because it was nothing that we heard of prior to the injury. “He played so well on clay, and then actually seemed fine at Wimbledon. He had more time by losing earlier at Wimbledon. I’m sad for him.”

The pain game: Rafael Nadal’s knee injury means he is still unable to compete, leading to speculation over his future

Cyprus begin EuroBasket campaign with defeat By Nemanja Bjedov

Panayiotis Trisokkas of Cyprus shoots over Sebastian Koch. Austria needed overtime to win 89-86

JASON Detrick scored 20 points and Davor Lamesic added 18 as Austria upset Cyprus 89-86 after overtime in the first game of the FIBA EuroBasket 2013 Qualifying Round Group C on Wednesday night at the Tassos Papadopoulou Eleftheria Athletic Centre in Nicosia. Apart from the opening few minutes when the hosts had a narrow lead, the Austrians were mostly on top but were taken to overtime, before eventually coming through to open their EuroBasket 2013 qualifying campaign with a well-earned victory away from home. After trailing by 14 points at half-time, 43-29, Cyprus enjoyed a huge second half to get back into the game including wiping out a tenpoint deficit in the final three minutes of the game to force an additional five minutes. The game ended 69-69 in regulation. Austria led 69-59 when Anton Maresch split a pair of free throws with 3:17 to go, but Christopher Razis hit back with a three-pointer for Cyprus to initiate a 10-0 run to the finish.

Jason Detrick was Austria’s main man Panayiotis Trisokkas split a pair of free throws himself and naturalised American Anthony King, who was quiet until then, scored six straight points, including the tying lay-up 17 seconds from time. The teams traded baskets to start the extra period, but when Razis hit another three-pointer with just over one and a half minutes to go to put Cyprus ahead after a very long time at 8178, it seemed that the hosts had a chance to record an unlikely victory. However, Lamesic instantly replied with a jump-

shot and after Razis missed from behind the arc, Detrick took the lead back for Austria. Aristides Koronides then lost the ball in transition and Moritz Laneggar dunked to make it 84-81 with Lamesic hitting two free throws on the next Austrian possession to stretch the lead even further. Trisokkas made a pair of free throws for Cyprus, but Laneggar held his nerve to sink two more and make it 89-83 with 15 seconds left, and Cyprus could not find a way back, with Andreas Pilavas making a desperation three pointer to beat the buzzer and set up the final score. King led Cyprus, who will face Croatia next tomorrow evening in Makarska, with 23 points, while Pilavas contributed with 21. Razis finished the game with 13 points. Rasid Mahalbasic netted 17 points for Austria, who will host Ukraine tomorrow evening, while Laneggar and Maresch chipped in with 12 points apiece. In the other game of Group C that was also played on Wednesday night, Ukraine topped Hungary 77-71 in Dnepropetrovsk.

AFTER more than two hours of hard-fought action, Marcos Baghdatis lost to Canadian Milos Raonic 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of the prestigious Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Baghdatis clinched a tight first set in the tie-break, converting his fourth set point as Raonic went long with a backhand. However, the up-andcoming Raonic responded with a service break at the start of the second set to eventually level the match, while the Cypriot needed treatment on lower back and hip injuries from the trainer. The 21-year-old Canadian got out of trouble repeatedly with his huge serve, which produced 22 aces. He had 12 Tuesday night when he opened his campaign with victory over Rogers Cup finalist Richard Gasquet of France. Baghdatis had his chance in the decider, but he was denied on a break point at 4-3 courtesy of a second-serve ace from the towering Raonic and then paid the price as he surrendered his serve in the ninth game by pulling a forehand wide at 30/40.

OPPORTUNITY The Limassol native had an opportunity to draw level in the following game as Raonic served for the match but had trouble closing out the win. The Canadian had to save three break points before finally earning a match point and completing the job on a Baghdatis error. Raonic, who will play fifthseeded Czech Tomas Berdych next, hit 46 winners against Baghdatis and saved all six break points he faced while heavily profiting from 33 unforced errors committed by the Cypriot. Looking ahead to his next match, Raonic said: “We are both going to be going for our shots. For myself, on my serve it is going to be a priority to really try to dictate as much as possible; on the returns, just sort of make him try to play as much as possible and hopefully create some opportunities with it.” Baghdatis is set to complete his US Open preparations at next week’s ATP World Tour 250 WinstonSalem Open at Wake Forest University. The 27-year-old, who is currently ranked 42nd, returns to Winston-Salem after reaching the quarterfinals last season where the lost to American John Isner 6-1, 3-6, 4-6.


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Henry: failings of previous owners still hurt Liverpool

Bolton will back retiring Muamba

Merseyside giants face huge financial challenge

By Paul Hirst

By Alastair Himmer OWNER John Henry says Liverpool face a huge financial challenge to compete with the very best as the English Premier League side continues to pay the price for the failings of the previous regime. Henry told British media yesterday that the Fenway Sports Group (FSG) were committed to restoring the Reds to the top of the English game but warned not to expect a change of fortunes as rapid as the one achieved with the Boston Red Sox. FSG acquired the Major League Baseball team in 2002 and within two years, they ended an 86-year wait to win the World Series. They completed their Anfield takeover in October 2010, bringing to an end the acrimonious reign of fellow Americans Tom Hicks and George Gillett. “The best analogy is that you can’t turn an ocean liner around like you can turn a speedboat,” said Henry, whose consortium paid 300 million pounds for the club when they were on the brink of administration. “When you look at the rivalry between Liverpool

Disappointing: Liverpool, who won the last of their 18 English titles in 1990, have finished sixth and eighth in the Premier League over the past two seasons and Manchester United, Liverpool isn’t holding up its side of the rivalry. “That is the way it was with the Red Sox and the (New York) Yankees,” he added. “The Yankees were just completely dominant when we arrived. “We knew we could never be on an equal footing financially with the Yankees. But we had to do everything in our power to get on a level footing with them on the playing field. “That was a tremendous

challenge. You could say Liverpool is an even bigger challenge than the Red Sox.” Liverpool, who won the last of their 18 English titles in 1990, have finished sixth and eighth in the Premier League over the past two seasons. Principal Owner Henry and Chairman Tom Werner said transforming the club’s fortunes would take time, with a squad in need of strengthening and an inflated wage bill to reduce.

“We looked at how the situation was financially, with the player contracts and the youth system,” Henry said. “The further we went into it, the more sobered we were. “Looking back at the day we bought Liverpool, I was trying to make a point then about how much of a challenge it was going to be because of the issues we inherited. “We had a lack of depth in the squad and some really high payrolls. We also

had issues with the age of the players and so forth. We knew it was going to be very difficult.” Werner promised FSG were serious about building for the future. “We feel that we have work to do,” he said. “We feel that we are behind - but we are on it. Do we feel that it is possible to get on a level with the top European clubs? Absolutely. “We can close that gap and compete at the very highest level. Absolutely.”

Injuries take gloss off Scotland win By Lisa Gray

A major positive was Jordan Rhodes (left) marking his first Scotland start with his first international goal

SCOTLAND manager Craig Levein is sweating over the fitness of Allan McGregor on a night when a morale-boosting 3-1 win over Australia was marred slightly by injury. The goalkeeper was forced out of the action after just 22 minutes, meaning a debut for Matt Gilks between the sticks earlier than planned in the friendly at Easter Road. James Morrison, Jordan Rhodes, Alan Hutton and Danny Fox also picked up knocks but - with World Cup qualifiers against Serbia and Macedonia looming next month McGregor is the biggest concern at the moment. Levein said: “He landed awkwardly and somehow he has damaged his groin. “It was quite bad, certainly going by the pain he was in after the game. It’s a big disappointment, it really is. “The good thing is that Gilksy got about 75 minutes and pulled off one outstanding save. In general, I thought he was pretty assured. “I’ve got David Marshall as well but I hope that Allan is fit because he has established himself as our number one goalkeeper and I would like him to be fit and available.” The manager added: “The two full-backs

went off injured and Morrison went off after rolling his ankle. “Jordan’s hamstring was tight at half-time. The goalkeeper went off and he’s the worst of the lot. “We had five players who came off through injury and I don’t like sending players back to their clubs with injuries, particularly after a friendly match. “I don’t mind so much if it’s a competitive game so it’s disappointing.” A major positive on the night was Rhodes marking his first Scotland start with his first senior international goal. The striker earned the call-up after netting 40 goals for Huddersfield - and eight for the under-21s - last season. Levein said: “You don’t like to put any pressure on a young guy making his starting debut in international football but he kind of put the pressure on himself with his record of scoring goals. “He handled it extremely well. He did what I’ve watched him do countless times, whenever the ball is in the box, he has this fantastic ability to anticipate where it’s going to drop and he did it again. “He could have had three goals in the first half. I thought he handled the occasion exceptionally well, considering the pressure that was on him.”

OWEN Coyle says Bolton will back Fabrice Muamba in whatever he decides to do next after the Trotters midfielder retired at the age of 24 on Wednesday. Muamba stunned the football world on March 17 when he suddenly collapsed and lay face down on the turf during Bolton’s FA Cup quarter-final at Tottenham. The former England Under-21 midfielder was given 15 electric shocks on the pitch as paramedics tried to revive him and doctors later revealed the 24-year-old’s heart had stopped beating for a staggering 78 minutes. The ex-Arsenal and Birmingham man was determined to play again, but after being advised not to do so by world-renowned cardiologist Dr Pedro Brugada, he decided it was time to hang up his boots. It has been suggested that Muamba could take on some kind of ambassadorial role with Bolton and Coyle says the club will give the player all the support he needs whatever direction his career takes. “We have spoken with Fab and he knows we will always support him in whatever he wants to do and that we will always be here for him,” Coyle told Bolton’s official website. “He is obviously massively disappointed that he won’t be able to carry on his career, but everyone has seen what a fighter and strong person he is in mind and body. “We know that he will go on to achieve great things and within all this disappointment, the most important thing is that he is here, alive, today.’’ Although very disappointed that he will not be able to run out at the Reebok Stadium again, Muamba acknowledges he is fortunate just to be alive. “Football has been my life since I was a teenage boy and it has given me so many opportunities,” he said “Above all else, I love the game and count myself very lucky to have been able to play at the highest level. “While the news is devastating, I have much to be thankful for. “I thank God that I am alive and I pay tribute once again to the members of the medical team who never gave up on me. “I would also like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my career, and the Bolton fans who have been incredible. “I am blessed to have the support of my family and friends at this time.’’

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Brazil’s forwards fire again in Sweden win By Philip O’Connor

Brazil got back to winning ways after their Olympic final defeat by beating Sweden, Alexandre Pato (centre) scoring twice

TWO goals from substitute Alexandre Pato helped Brazil to a 3-0 win over Sweden in the final international game at Stockholm’s Rasunda stadium on Wednesday night. After losing the Olympic final to Mexico last Saturday, Brazil returned to the stadium where a 17-year-old Pele had inspired them to their first World Cup in 1958 and were dominant against the Swedes. “We needed to give a strong answer and I think we did that,” Brazil coach Mano Menezes told a news confer-

ence. “We created a lot of chances and scored three goals. It was a fair result.” Pele, watching from the stands, was welcomed back to Stockholm with open arms but Santos forward Neymar was given a harder time of it as the Swedes sought to get to grips with his incisive dribbling and passing. The 20-year-old had already had a goal disallowed for offside by the time he drifted in and launched a deft cross for fellow forward Leandro Damiao to head home to open the scoring. He continued to torment the Swedish defenders until he was substituted late in the second half but there was

to be no respite as Pato netted two goals in three minutes. Pato doubled the lead in the 85th minute when he headed home from close range after good work by Dani Alves. The AC Milan striker then converted a penalty two minutes later after being brought down in the area. Without injured captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sweden gave away possession too easily and wasted the few chances they did manage to create. Sweden coach Erik Hamren was left to rue his side’s rush to clear their lines, saying “the ball was a little hot out there today.”

Irrepressible Messi piles on German misery with victory World Player of the Year relishes being back in the limelight By Brian Homewood LIONEL Messi made light of a first-half penalty miss as he began the season with a typically exuberant display to help Argentina outclass Germany 3-1 in a friendly where everything went wrong for the hosts. Messi, out of the limelight during Euro 2012 and the Olympic Games, clearly relished being back on centre stage again as Argentina came close to avenging their 4-0 World Cup quarter-final defeat two years ago. He scored Argentina’s second and was twice within centimetres of adding more goals, causing mayhem in the German defence every time he was given the ball. Messi, until recently accused by some Argentine critics of saving his best for Barcelona, has scored in his last five internationals, including hat-tricks against Switzerland and Brazil. Argentina themselves have lost only once in 12 outings since Alejandro Sabella replaced Sergio Batista as coach one year ago. Germany, on the other hand, will face more questions as the defeat came less than two months after their shock semi-final loss to Italy in Euro 2012. Germany had begun brightly and could have taken the lead before the game turned in the 31st minute when goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler upended Jose Sand, conceded a penalty and was sent off. His replacement MarcAndre ter Stegen, playing his second international, saved Messi’s weakly struck spot-kick, but it was only the beginning of Germany’s troubles. The Germans, who had already lost Mats Hummels in a clash of heads with Gonzalo Higuain, then conceded an own goal in firsthalf injury time when Sami Khedira turned Angel Di Maria’s corner into his own goal.

France begin Deschamps era with Uruguay draw FRANCE drew 0-0 with Uruguay in their first international under new coach Didier Deschamps. Deschamps, captain of the team that won the 1998 World Cup, took over from Laurent Blanc after France lost to eventual champions Spain in the Euro 2012 quarter-finals. None of the four France players - Samir Nasri, Jeremy Menez, Hatem Ben Arfa and Yann M’vila - accused of misbehaviour at Euro 2012 were included in Deschamps’ squad for the friendly in Le Havre. But Karim Benzema and Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery, who will have to face a judge to answer claims that they paid for sex with a minor, played and Benzema had an encouraging game before being substituted after an hour. Uruguay struggled to get out of their half for long periods, but the defence of the Copa America champions kept its shape.

Bulgaria beat Cyprus 1-0 Take that! Lionel Messi missed a penalty, scored Argentina’s second and caused mayhem in the German defence Playing with a man down against an attack featuring Di Maria, Messi and Higuain was clearly a hopeless task and Argentina compounded their misery by bringing on Sergio Aguero at halftime. To prove it was not their evening, Germany forward Marco Reus shot against the post early in the second half and, although Khedira had the ball in the net from the rebound, his effort was disallowed for offside. After Messi swept home Higuain’s cutback with a majestic left-foot strike in the 51st minute, it became a case of how many Argentina would score. Sabella recognised that

the penalty was the turning point. “Germany had played better than us up to that point and that completely turned the match in our favour,” he said. “In the second half, Messi combined well with Aguero and that gave us more options against a team in a numerical disadvantage.” Germany coach Joachim Loew added: “When you’re down to 10 men for an hour and give away an own goal against some technically very good players, it’s very, very difficult to get back into the game again.” The last half hour was purgatory for Germany as

Argentina’s diminutive forwards pulled them inside out and Germany’s only salvation was that Messi missed two chances he would normally have put away. Messi failed to take advantage of his favourite situation when he was sent clean through on goal but sent his characteristic dink wide of the goal, then slipped between two defenders but poked the ball wide again. In between, Di Maria added the third with a 35-metre drive which left Ter Stegen wrong-footed before Benedikt Hoewedes headed a consolation to make the score more respectable.

German coach Joachim Loew saw nothing go right for his side

BULGARIA completed their preparations for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers when Iliyan Mitsanski’s goal sealed a 1-0 win over Cyprus in a friendly at the Georgi Asparuhov stadium on Wednesday. Mitsanski, who came on as a second-half substitute, scored his second international goal after 66 minutes when he headed in Veselin Minev’s right-wing cross on Bulgaria coach Luboslav Penev’s home debut. Kaiserslautern striker Mitsanski almost doubled the lead 13 minutes later when Cyprus keeper Antonis Georgallides parried his shot from the edge of the penalty area. “I’m very pleased with our performance, we totally outplayed Cyprus,” Penev told reporters after the final whistle. “We controlled the game, we created six or seven scoring chances and showed good tactical discipline.”

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We had no choice over Van Persie sale, says Wenger Cleverley: United fired up to win back the title


RSENAL manager Arsene Wenger insists the Gunners were left with “no choice” but to sell Robin van Persie to Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side confirmed late on Wednesday night they had agreed a fee for the Dutch striker. “He is at Manchester United, unfortunately for us. The transfer was finalised in the afternoon,” said Wenger whilst working for French TV station TF1. “It’s never great to lose players of that quality but he only had a year contract so we did not have a choice. “We have already recruited since we bought (Olivier) Giroud and (Lukas) Podolski who originally were intended to offset the departure of Van Persie,” he concluded. Tom Cleverley meanwhile believes United will have the firepower to reclaim the Premier League title. Van Persie was in Manchester yesterday for a medical and to finalise personal terms on a four-year contract worth £200,000-a-week after the clubs agreed an initial payment in the region of £20m with add-ons poten-

Welcome to Old Trafford Robin: the Red Devils now boast a formidable strikeforce in Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie (left), who were the two top goalscorers in the Premier League last year tially increasing the price by £4m. As Arsenal fans contemplate life without their star striker, Cleverley, who made his England debut in Wednesday night’s 2-1 win over Italy in Switzerland, believes the future is brighter for United in their bid to wrestle the crown back from bitter rivals Manchester City.

Asked if the Dutchman’s arrival could make the difference in the title race this season, Cleverley said: “Any team that Van Persie plays for, he is going to strengthen them so yes. We have a great squad, we’re fit and confident and ready to go. He is an exciting player to link up with as a midfielder and he just adds to our goalscoring ability with Danny Welbeck,

Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Dimitar Berbatov. “He is a world-class player, a goalscorer and he is proven in the Premier League so all those three things will help us. “Rooney and Van Persie were the two top goal-scorers in the League last year and hopefully they can score as many this year. Don’t forget the other three - Wel-

beck, Chicha and Berbatov are all great players too.” United and England teammate Michael Carrick heard the news after making his international comeback on Wednesday and is just as optimistic that Van Persie will make a big impact. He said: “Someone mentioned in the dressing room about Van Persie and if it goes through, it will be brilliant.

He had a terrific season and he will further strengthen our squad. “It is a great boost going into the new season. He is a world-class player and we have always been about bringing in players of that ability. “Can it make the difference between second and first? There wasn’t much difference so, hopefully, we can go that step further. But the club have always had strength in depth and it is about the squad and not the 11 on the pitch.” Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen wishes that Van Persie had seen out his contract at Arsenal, which had a year left to run, but is confident the squad can challenge for honours. “I am disappointed because I wanted him to stay at the club,” said the Belgium international. “He was fantastic for us in the last year and scored lots of goals but we have to focus on the next season with Arsenal. We have to fight and I am confident we have a squad to win something.” Last year Samir Nasri’s move to Manchester City was not resolved until the final week of the transfer window and Vermaelen is relieved that Van Persie’s future has been sorted before the season kicks off. “We start Saturday and this is all clear now, Robin is leaving and we all have to move on,” said Vermaelen. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf has seen the funny side of Van Persie’s move to United dubbing his new partnership with England striker Rooney as ‘Fatman and Robin’.

Hodgson has reasons to be cheerful By Simon Stone

Jermain Defoe scored a spectacular late goal to give England a 2-1 win over Italy in a friendly

ROY Hodgson hailed the influence of midfield duo Frank Lampard and Michael Carrick following England’s 2-1 win over Italy in Berne on Wednesday night. Making his first international appearance since May 2010, Carrick produced a quietly effective performance alongside Lampard who, at 34, is aiming to defy the ageing process by featuring in the 2014 World Cup. With Gareth Barry and Scott Parker both set to miss the opening of England’s qualifying campaign against Moldova and Ukraine next month through injury, the pair

could turn into crucial figures for Hodgson. “They were the outstanding players,” he said. “You don’t become a really good player overnight. You have to play an awful lot of football at the highest level. “They’ve done that internationally and for two very important club sides. “The quality of their play was very good and it was good for the youngsters to have those around them showing that composure on the ball.” Carrick’s ability to retain possession was something England so obviously lacked in Poland and Ukraine this summer. “In the Euros, especially towards the end and the second half against Italy where

they dominated, we did have an excuse,” said Hodgson. “We were a bit tired at that time. “It wasn’t a typical performance from an England team, and not the way we want to play. “This is the way we want to play.” It was a victorious occasion too even though Italy went ahead through Daniele de Rossi’s first-half header. Phil Jagielka levelled before Jermain Defoe netted a superb winner ten minutes from time, which came with a tinge of sadness. “That goal was for my cousin who died in St Lucia,” said Defoe, whose 20-year-old cousin Hannah was killed in a freak accident. It would have been her

birthday.” It was Defoe’s 16th England goal and earned a glowing tribute from his manager, who has seen those predatory instincts plenty of times before. “It was spectacular, a great way to win the game,” said Hodgson. “That is his forte, something he can do. “He does it regularly for Tottenham and it was nice to see him doing it for England.”

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