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Unprecedented land swap deal Government cash payment a special ‘one-off ’ case By Stefanos Evripidou


OR THE first time ever, the government has approved the exchange of property between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot owners north and south of the island in what Attorney-general Petros Clerides was at pains to stress yesterday is a “special” oneoff case. Despite his claims, the government’s decision to transfer ownership of Turkish Cypriot property in Larnaca to Greek Cypriot refugee Dr Mike Tymvios and then purchase the land from Tymvios will have alerted the Turkish Cypriot leadership which has long argued for a comprehensive property settlement based on exchange. Clerides yesterday confirmed a report in daily Politis that the cabinet has approved the exchange of land between a Turkish Cypriot refugee and Tymvios, five years after the Greek Cypriot had reached a friendly agreement with Turkey over his occupied property. In 2003, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in favour of Tymvios, finding Turkey guilty of violating his human rights. Four years later, after applying to the Immoveable Property Commission (IPC)

in the north, Tymvios reached an amicable settlement with Turkey, agreeing to exchange approximately 600 donums of land near Tymbou in the north for 27 donums of Turkish Cypriot land in Larnaca. However, the friendly settlement proved a headache for the government as the land in question now had two schools sitting on it and a number of businesses. The Land Registry in Larnaca, on the advice of the Attorney-general, refused to allow the transfer of title deeds to Tymvios. The Greek Cypriot refugee filed two lawsuits at the Larnaca District Court against Cyprus for failing to approve the transfer, while seeking one million euros in rent for each year they delay the transfer. His case was further strengthened in 2008 when the ECHR endorsed the friendly settlement between Tymvios and Turkey, finding that the outcome did not violate his human rights in any way. Since that endorsement, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers (CoM) has been responsible for monitoring the implementation of the decision. In 2010, Tymvios said he would take the government all the way to the ECHR to defeat the law on


Gamal (left) and Alaa Mubarak, sons of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, sit behind bars in Cairo yesterday after a judge threw out pleas for their release from detention saying they must remain in prison until their trial in September (AFP)

Cyprus price warning for self-catering families from Britain SELF-CATERING holidaymakers in the UK hunting for best-value destinations have been warned to head for Spain but shun Cyprus, according to a newly-published price-comparison table. A basket of 20 supermarket-bought household

items, including alcohol, for a one-week holiday for a family of four cost £56.67 in Majorca, the table from Post Office Travel Money showed. But the same items were up to £104.29 in Cyprus. After Majorca, the best-value destination for self-ca-

terers was the Portuguese Algarve, where the basket of items cost £57.78. The next least-costly destination was Spain’s Costa Blanca (£65.31), followed by Minorca (£66.71). Apart from Cyprus, the most expensive destination surveyed was Corfu, where

the items cost £100.31. Cheese in Portugal was less than half the price of Cyprus, while butter in Corfu was three times more expensive than in Majorca. Milk in Majorca was almost a quarter of the price selfcaterers would have to pay in Cyprus.

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Immigrants’ protest fires rife in Block 10

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Around 70 Syrians kept for months in detention

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By Elias Hazou


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ONE inmate at the Central Prisons in Nicosia suffered minor injuries yesterday and four others were treated for breathing problems after a fire and a riot broke out in the immigrant detention wing known as Block 10. The fire broke out around 2.30pm. Three fire engines responded to the call, and around an hour later the flames had been put out. A fire department spokesperson said the damage was limited to a couple of cells. Inmates were evacuated to the prisons’ yard. Police said one person sustained light injuries - they did not specify the nature - and four others were treated for breathing problems. One man claiming to be an inmate there called the Cyprus Mail in a state of panic, depicting scenes of mayhem. “We are suffocating,” he said, before the phone went dead. Danae Psilla, of the humanitarian affairs unit at the Future Worlds Centre - a non-profit, non-governmental independent organisation - later said she had received a similar call from the prisons. The man she spoke to was apparently of African extraction, who told her: “The Arabs set fire.” Giorgos Tryfonides, acting director of the Central Prisons, said one or more inmates in Block 10 had set mattresses

An ambulance at the prison yesterday alight, with the fire spreading to a nearby cell. He said a SWAT team was deployed to “oversee” the temporary evacuation of around 70 inmates. Tryfonides said this type of incident occurred “frequently”. Last week alone there were two cases where inmates - of Arab extraction - set fire to their cells. He said an investigation would follow to determine the motive. Asked whether this was a protest by Syrian asylum seekers, Tryfonides said: “Maybe. We also heard that today it was an Egyptian protesting against his long detainment.” According to the Future Worlds Centre, there are currently around 70 Syrians locked behind bars in detention centres across Cyprus, including asylum seekers whose cases are still pending, and irregular migrants. None of the two categories

of people are currently being returned to Syria, and as a result people have been kept in confinement, often indefinitely, for long periods of time reaching one year. Sources told the Mail that the inmates may have set the fire to draw attention to their plight thinking that European Commission officials (the troika) were still in Cyprus. Last October, a 28-year-old Syrian asylum seeker detained for over a year attempted to commit suicide. In a recent report, Amnesty International criticised Cypriot authorities for keeping a large number of Syrians in detention and treating them like criminals, including people who have escaped the bloodshed in Syria and came to Cyprus to find a safe haven. The interior ministry had responded by stating that detention in Cyprus is only used as a last resort. Recently also, Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis said Cyprus is geared together with its European partners to evacuate refugees from Syria. She said at the time: “We have taken the decision not to send back to Syria any of the asylum seekers or illegal immigrants who are here, until the situation becomes clearer.” Psilla pointed to an obvious contradiction: “Supposedly you place people in detention with the intention of deporting them. Yet government policy right now is not to return these people to Syria.”

TC land swap deal is unprecedented Government pays Greek Cypriot for Turkish Cypriot land

For a full list of exchange rates, see page 10

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(Continued from front page) the Guardianship of Turkish Cypriot properties which was preventing him from seeing the deal through. Legal experts have long warned that the guardianship law, put together to handle Turkish Cypriot properties in the government-controlled areas, was full of holes that could easily be picked apart if ever examined closely by the Strasbourg court. Clerides yesterday confirmed that on his advice, the guardian of Turkish Cypriot properties, Interior Minister Eleni Mavrou proposed to cabinet that the transfer be approved and that the land be bought off Tymvios for 13 million euros. He argued that the two proposals, approved by cabinet, were in the public interest and would “in no way open the door to the exchange of properties” between north and south. “The value of the land is much greater than what was agreed, the land’s value was calculated at 21 million euros,” he said, noting that two public schools were on the land. The 13 million euros would be paid to Tymvios in four installments. He proposed a private land sale with Tymvios as expro-

Mike Tymvios will receive ¤13 million for his exchanged land priation would have tied the state’s hands over what it could do with the property in the future. The AG highlighted that this was a “special” case since the friendly settlement had the “blessing” of the ECHR and its implementation was being monitored by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. And after five years, the hearings for the lawsuits

against Cyprus were finally about to start. Clerides argued that following the Demopolous case at the ECHR which pulled the plug on all Greek Cypriot property applications to the ECHR, forcing them to go via the IPC in the north first, there won’t be another case like this one. “No road has opened for exchanges, the road to the ECHR has closed with the

Demopoulos case,” said Clerides, adding, “this does not create a precedent”. However, the AG appeared to dismiss the possibility of another challenge in the local courts going all the way to Strasbourg if and when the Land Registry refuses to approve the next exchange of property agreed at the IPC between a Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot owner. Human rights lawyer Achilleas Demetriades told the Cyprus Mail yesterday that the result was to be expected, since the friendly agreement had the “seal of approval” of the ECHR. “The interesting thing is this type of settlement confirms that the transfer of property by the Turkish Cypriots to Mr Tymvios is allowed, and that’s why the government is buying the land off him. “More importantly it signifies the start of a new approach, namely that exchange, in fact facilitated by the IPC, is not out of the question,” said Demetriades. He noted that the government would have to explain why it opposes a similar case of exchange in the future seeing as it has already approved it once. Tymvios yesterday refused to comment on the case.

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Quake felt in Paphos hits 6.00 A QUAKE measuring 6.00 and with an epicentre 350 kilometres off the west coast of Cyprus shook buildings in Paphos yesterday afternoon with slight tremors felt as far away as Nicosia. There were no reports of damage or injuries. An announcement by the department of geological surveys stated that at 16:54 yesterday seismographs recorded the earthquake. The epicentre was in the marine area of Rhodes, 90 km south-east of the island, 320 km north-west of Paphos and 400 km west of Nicosia, and the focal depth was 50 km. The earthquake was felt by residents of Paphos, Limassol and Nicosia. The same area was the focal point of an earthquake on June 10, 2012 with the same size (M = 6.0) on the Richter scale. The phenomenon is being monitored by the seismological centre geological survey department. According to Kyriakos Solomi, an earthquake expert and ex director of the geological survey department, the earthquake was felt in Paphos quite strongly nearly a minute later. “Accounting for the earthquake speed, it would’ve taken about 40 seconds to travel to Paphos,” Solomi said. “Due to the estimated depth of the quake, if the initial estimates are correct, the likelihood of any aftershocks is very low.” Solomi explained that the quake was a result of the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates. “The rocks are able to bear it for a certain value but beyond that they break and release,” he said. “There is no undue cause for concern, we are in a zone which receives earthquakes from time to time but they are not so destructive.” Residents of Kato Paphos say they felt the quake which lasted for a couple of seconds.

CyTA stumps up cash for govt but it’s not enough MPs rage at ‘raiding‘ of semi-government funds in stormy session By George Psyllides STATE telecommunications company CyTA yesterday decided to loan the state some €100 million but it may not be enough for the cashstrapped government to cover its needs for the next couple of months. Speaking after an afternoon meeting of the company’s board, chairman Stathis Kittis said CyTA had decided to lend the state €101.1 million – an amount that falls short of the €250 million the government expected. The human resources development authority, one of two other semi-government organisations the government was seeking funds from, unanimously decided yesterday to lend the government a further €24 million, reportedly the amount the ministry had sought from that organisation. But the CyTA loan is far less than the government had hoped for. “Maybe they expected more but we have said our funds are bound,” Kittis told the state broadcaster. Kittis said this was the amount the organisation could give without affecting its liquidity or its obligations. The cash will come out of CyTA’s surplus. The committee managing CyTA’s pension fund decided not to lend the state any money, Kittis said. It emerged last week that the government is looking to borrow €250 million through the sale of three-month treasury bills to at least three semi-state organisations, including CyTA, mainly to refinance existing debt. The transaction, scheduled for Thursday, will refinance a debt of €133 million maturing on July 16. A further €208 million in

CyTA chairman Stathis Kittis shakes hands with MP Nicolas Papadopoulos ahead of the House finance committee meeting 13-week treasury bills is due on August 15. Before that, the government would have to refinance or pay-off €200 million in one-month treasury bills renewed on Friday. The ports authority is the third semi-government organisation the government has turned to for funds. Chairman Chrysis Prentzas said the authority has been asked for €50 million, a matter that will be discussed by the board tomorrow. The authority already holds €50 million-worth of government bonds. State borrowing was discussed by the House Finance Committee yesterday, in a reportedly stormy closed-door session.

Committee chairman and DIKO vice chairman Nicolas Papadopoulos slammed the government whose characteristics, he said, were “confusion, amateurism and panic”. “Despite telling us that funding was secured until the end of 2012, the government is now scrambling to borrow in an unorthodox and precarious manner from semi-government organisations to cover the state’s needs for funding for the next three months,” Papadopoulos told reporters after the meeting. Cyprus has already applied for EU monetary assistance with officials stressing that it did so over the banks’ need to recapitalise.

“They were telling us that the banks were the problem and in the end it seems that the biggest problem is refinancing the state,” Papadopoulos said. “Because some wanted to perpetuate the myth that only the banks have a problem, they brought us to the point of being unable to borrow and right now we face the danger of default.” AKEL MP Stavros Evagorou charged that some quarters were deliberately trying to lead the state to bankruptcy. “Unfortunately, when the banks were asking for €2.5 to €3.0 billion for their recapitalisation, some scrambled, rightly so, and worked together with the government

day and night,” Evagorou said. “Today however, when the state is asking for threemonth funding until the Troika takes its decision, they are deliberately undermining and effectively attempting to lead the state to bankruptcy.” The state’s case that the EU bailout was forced by the banks took a hit yesterday after the publication of two letters penned by the director of the finance ministry’s debt management department. In them, Phedon Kalozois had warned in February 2011, that the way finance minister Charilaos Stavrakis handled the debt management issue could cause liquidity problems.

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DISY leader targets public sector By George Psyllides FISCAL consolidation and boosting growth are not conflicting objectives, DISY chief and presidential hopeful Nicos Anastasiades said yesterday, as he outlined his proposals on the economy, which include cutting the size of the civil service and looking into privatising state companies. “They are the two sides of the same coin … the same parallel direction we must consistently follow to regain our credibility and access to international capital markets but also to reverse the vicious cycle of recession and unemployment,” the DISY leader said. To achieve fiscal consolidation the main pylon of the new economic policy - the state must be disci-

plined, have balanced budgets and must draft a mid-term fiscal framework. Supplementary budgets - a common practice in Cyprus - would only be allowed in exceptional cases and implementation of the budget would be reviewed every quarter to catch and correct any deviations in time, Anastasiades said. “In this way we will create the structures for a viable economic policy that will allow us to finance our basic needs without counting on the guardianship of third parties and without mortgaging the future of our children through uncontrolled borrowing,” he said. A necessary precondition for fiscal consolidation would be the gradual reduction of the size of the civil service, Anastasiades said.

In a report last year, the IMF said Cyprus needed to contain a public sector wage bill which, at 15.4 per cent of GDP, was the highest in the eurozone. “We should never get to the point of cutting development needs or social welfare to maintain a bloated state apparatus,” he said. Anastasiades also appeared ready to tackle the thorny issue of extending the retirement age, something, which the European Commission recommended. “Through dialogue, we must find acceptable ways of implementing the European recommendation to link the retirement age with life expectancy,” he said. He also pledged to better-manage the social insurance fund, which has been raided at various times by suc-

cessive administrations. It is understood that the government owes the fund some €7.0 billion. “We can no longer have the state use these funds as a source of cheap borrowing,” he said. And he pledged to review the state’s involvement in business activities and consider the possibility of selling parts of public companies or fully privatising them. “Our main position of principle is that the state must have the role of the regulator and not the entrepreneur.” To enrich the island’s tourist product, the DISY leader said it was his immediate priority to licence a number of casinos, which along with other projects, would improve the state tax revenues.

Nicos Anastassiades: ponders extending retirement age

Eurogroup briefed on Cyprus By Jacqueline Agathocleous THE SO-CALLED Troika was last night expected to brief the Eurogroup meeting in Brussels on its visit to Cyprus to discuss the island’s request for EU bailout, though no final decisions are expected until late August. The officials from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Commission (EC) - aka Troika - were only expected to consult with the eurozone’s finance ministers over Cyprus. The bulk of discussions centred on Spain, though in both cases, final decisions were highly unlikely, mainly due to the many disagreements that arose between member states over the assistance that should be offered. Greece’s progress since seeking bailout was also to be discussed. Citing a European official, the CyBC last night said final decisions on Cyprus were expected by the end of August, while according to the Greek press, Cyprus was not expected to get the first instalment of its loan from the EU before October. The government is also said to be aware of this, which is why it is seeking loans from semi government organisations, as well as other countries such as Russia. A spokesman for EC Vice-

No final decisions expected before August

European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn with Finance Minister Vassos Shiarly during an eurozone finance ministers meeting at the EU Council president Olli Rehn yesterday said there would be a simple briefing about Cyprus at the Eurogroup, while he declined to comment when asked what the EC’s view was on the government’s efforts to secure a bilateral loan from Russia. Meanwhile, Russia’s per-

manent representative to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, yesterday said any loan from his country to Cyprus would be intended for the recapitalisation of its banks and not as financial help towards the EU. Chizhov was quoted in the Russian media as saying

that the aim was to help the island’s banks, which he said had unwittingly fallen victim to Cyprus’ close relations with the Greek banking system. If talks end with an agreement, he added, it will be a bilateral agreement, which will have no relation with the


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WITH just seven months to go to the presidential elections, 50 per cent of the public remains lukewarm about the contenders for the top job, a poll has shown. In a survey carried out by RAI Consultants, and commissioned by the Stockwatch news service, 51 per cent of respondents said they were “not so satisfied” or “not at all satisfied” with the presidential candidates that have come forth so far. Respondents were also asked to rate (on a scale of 1 to 10) the three contenders: AKEL nominee and current Health Minister Stavros Malas, DISY leader Nicos Anastassiades and independent candidate Giorgos Lillikas. It was a tie between Malas and Lillikas, who both scored 4.5 Anastassiades got the highest rating with 5.7. The poll also gauged perceptions toward other public figures for the job of president of the Republic: Popular Bank CEO and former Finance Minister Michalis Sarris scored 4.1 out of 10; former University of Cyprus rector Stavros Zenios got 4.7, Hellenic Bank CEO Makis Keravnos 5 and former Finance Minister Christos Mavrellis 4. The survey was conducted from 2 to 5 July, with a sample of 807 respondents.

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country support programme implemented by the EC, ECB and IMF. The island became the fifth eurozone country to apply for a financial lifeline from European Union support funds on June 25 as the debt crisis continued to engulf the currency bloc. Cyprus’ woes stem from the heavy exposure of its oversized banking sector to debtcrippled Greece, leaving some Cypriot banks needing to be recapitalised. Leading credit ratings agencies have downgraded Cyprus to speculative grade territory. In a statement on the aid application yesterday, the government pledged to shore up its economy after applying for bailout, saying it was committed to economic reforms and reducing its public deficit to within the European Union limit this year. “Cyprus recognises these challenges and is committed to the achievement of fiscal targets and required structural reforms, the securing of necessary funds for the government financial needs, and the effective management of any challenges faced by the banking system,” the government said. “Cyprus remains committed to reducing its general government deficit below 3 per cent by the end of 2012, despite the adverse economic conditions,” it added.

Little enthusiasm for contenders in presidential poll


Notice is hereby given that elections will be held by members to elect a Chair Person. Voting will be held at M. Moniatis hotel, Yermasoyia, Saturday, July 28 at 18h30. Tel: 99579602 Nick

ing. Romanian Konstantin Daniel was found injured at 5am outside the apartment block where he lived on Evagoras Pallikarides avenue and died in hospital at around 6.40am. He was injured with a sharp instrument, probably a knife, on his head and stomach. Around 25 people - friends and acquaintances – have testified to the police, Cyprus News Agency said. The police are investigating the possibility of Daniel having had financial and/ or personal differences with someone. On Sunday, they issued an arrest warrant against a Jordanian man.

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Home Police check whether gun haul was used in any crimes POLICE are trying to discover the provenance of 14 guns, cartridges and magazines found in a field in Nicosia on Sunday morning. At around 8.45am the police - acting on a tip-off - discovered five firearms, two revolvers, seven pistols, eight magazines and a large number of cartridges, a police announcement said. The guns were found in a dumped couch in a field in the southeast of the city which was being used as an illegal rubbish dump. Nicosia CID’s Kypros Michaelides told the Cyprus News Agency that the guns were in good condition. “They were not corroded or worn; they seem to have had maintenance. But we can’t be sure the guns are usable until the ballistics tests are completed,” Michaelides said. “The most important thing (is to find out) is to see who left them here and if they’ve been used before,” he said. People known to the police are being questioned to see if there are any connections with recorded criminal activity.

Literacy NGO THE FIRST meeting of the Cypriot NGO to promote literacy was held yesterday at the European Commission Representation in Nicosia. EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou established the NGO in Cyprus so that the country benefits from the European funds to be made available across the EU for this purpose (three million euros for the two-year period 2013-2014).

CYPRUS TODAY Funds for drainage

Wave power: Cyprus is obliged to increase the percentage of the energy it produces from renewable sources

Sea rich Cyprus looks at using wave energy Wave energy potential offers ‘promising new avenues’ THE PROSPECTS for exploiting renewable energy within Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the eastern Mediterranean were discussed yesterday during a workshop on wave energy potential. The E-Wave project is a major research project on exploitation of wave energy in Cyprus, which started in January 2011. The project duration is 24 months and is co-ordinated by the Oceanographic Centre of the University of Cyprus. Its main objective is the creation of a complete, high

FUNERAL With deep sorrow we announce the death of our beloved husband, father and grandfather

George Christofides (From Nicosia) Who died on Friday at the age of 96. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, July 11 at 5:00 p.m. at Constantinou & Elenis church, in Nicosia. The family will receive condolences at the church from 4.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. The bereaved: wife: Mona Christofides children: Christakis & Felicity Christofides Stelios & Marina Chrsitofides grandchildren: Giorgos, Philippos, Alexandros, Leonidas, Selina and other relatives In lieu of flowers donations will be made to the “MANA”association

resolution digital atlas containing detailed maps for the coastal and offshore areas of the EEZ of Cyprus in which sea wave and wind climatological characteristics as well as the distribution of the wave energy potential will be monitored. It also aims to create mathematical models for the prediction and quantification of wave energy in short and long-term forecasts. Speaking at the workshop, Minister of Agriculture Sofoclis Aletraris stressed the importance of using new forms of Renewable Energy Sources (RES). “Given the urgent needs for monitoring and exploiting renewable energy sources, the wave energy potential

for an island state such as Cyprus with an extended EEZ, we hope to open new promising avenues, following the recent successful discovery of hydrocarbons in the EEZ of Cyprus,” Aletraris said. Noting that this goal has the full support of the government, he pointed out that Cyprus, due to its geographical position is ready and able to assume a key role in enhanced co-ordination between Mediterranean countries for sustainable utilisation of the marine resources. “The successful co-operation between Cyprus and Israel on hydrocarbon exploration is one such example,” Aletraris added.

He said also that there is a need to consolidate oceanographic data collection, which will support the monitoring and forecast of the marine environmental conditions and will assist the increase of safety in marine operations, during hydrocarbon exploration. Aletraris said he was confident that the added value of the E-Wave project results, which is funded by the Research Promotion Foundation and the Structural funds of the EU, can help Cyprus’ efforts to meet its obligations within the EU for increased use of renewable energy “by exploiting a component that is handsomely given by nature: the sea waves”.

Services to remember Mari MEMORIAL services and marches are being held to mark the one-year anniversary since the devastating Mari explosion killed 13 firemen and sailors on July 11 last year. “Over the loss of human life, the events have shattered trust between the public and the state, whose omissions and weaknesses over the years, its bureaucratic distortions and structures, have led to an inability to handle a difficult situation,” Labour Minister Sotiroula Charalambous said on Sunday. She was speaking at the memorial service of 19-yearold Antonis Charalambous, the 13th victim claimed by the blast. Charalambous said that people needed to let justice prevail in the courts. She was referring to a criminal investigation by the police launched after the Mari events and com-

pleted last October, which has resulted in the prosecution of former ministers and high ranking state officials. “We must take care to secure society’s unity and cohesion, in the light of a difficult time, given serious political, financial challenges which we are facing. We must find as a people what unites us,” she said.

NEVER AGAIN At Vasilis Krokos’ memorial service, 29, police chief Michalis Papageorgiou said that “we must never forget these people because they lost their lives and we are trying to be professional so that this thing does not happen again.” Also paying their respects was a group formed in memory of the victims that has been marching since Saturday when it set off from Nicosia.

“If those ruling feel that people remember, justice will be served and those that should, will be punished for the 13 people killed,” said the marchers’ co-ordinator, Andreas Onisiforou. The last leg of the march will be tomorrow as the marchers return from Mari to Nicosia and end at the presidential palace where thousands protested last year against the government and President Demetris Christofias. The deaths were caused when 98 containers with munitions exploded at Evangelos Florakis naval base close to the village of Mari in Larnaca. The containers had been left exposed to the elements for over two years. Cyprus’ main power station - delivering over half of the island’s energy needs - was damaged in the explosion, creating rolling power cuts for about a month.

THE EUROPEAN Commission and the United Nations Development Programme - Partnership for the Future (UNDPPFF) yesterday announced the completion of the project for the improvement of the drainage system in the village of Zodia in the north. The project was financed by the EU under the aid programme for the Turkish Cypriot community, costing approximately €110,000. The new drainage system, built in response to the severe flooding of February 2010, benefits a community of 4,000 people living in the area. The project included an assessment phase on the storm water drainage covering an area of 33 hectares, and the design of a new system with all its auxiliary structures. This included the installation of 850 metres of new pipes, 80 manholes and 70 gullies, and covers an area of 25 hectares.

Wheelchair beach access YEROSKIPOU municipality has installed disabled access in the municipal beach to help people with impaired mobility to get into the sea, an announcement said yesterday. The beach is now fitted with a chair fitted on a moveable track ending in the sea. The Paraplegic Association paid for the system’s installation while the Cyprus Tourism Organisation paid for the chair. The only other beach in Paphos with the same sea access is Polis Chrysochous’ municipal beach. Six other beaches across the island have wheelchair access points: the Olympic Coast beaches in Limassol, the Dasoudi beach in Yermasoyia, Fig Tree Bay in Protaras, and Vathia Gonia and Landa Beach in Ayia Napa. Hotels can apply to the CTO for a subsidy scheme providing up to 70 per cent reimbursement on all disabled access work, on a first-come first-served basis. Find out more at www. or else call 22691281 or 22691159

Nicosia fire A FIRE broke out on Sunday morning at a Nicosia beauty salon belonging to a 33-year-old woman, the police said. The fire broke out at 11am in Nicosia and damaged the interior and exterior of the building. The financial damage has not yet been assessed.

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Britain urge ‘full, Church delays historic Tories unrestricted scrutiny’ women bishops debate of Lords reform Bill Ongoing division over issue prompts the delay By Martha Linden THE Church of England has voted to put a historic decision on introducing the first women bishops on hold amid continuing divisions over the issue. Members of the General Synod backed delaying a final approval debate for legislation introducing women bishops to allow for further consideration of a controversial last-minute amendment made by the Church of England bishops. The move comes after protests from senior female clergy who said the amendment would have enshrined discrimination against women in the law. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, warned the meeting at York

The Archbishop of Canterbury said the adjournment would ‘lower the temperature’ over the dispute University that an adjournment would not be a “panacea” but would give a chance to “lower the temperature” within the Church of England over the dispute. “It is quite clear that the reaction cannot be ignored,” he said. “When there is a reaction of real hurt and offence in the

Church, Christians, and Christian pastors in particular, cannot afford to ignore it.” He added: “An adjournment gives us at least the chance of lowering the temperature and explaining ourselves to each other.” The General Synod members voted 288 in favour of an

Two Britons, American gored in Spanish bull run TWO Britons and an American were gored yesterday in the running of the bulls through the streets of Pamplona in northern Spain, the regional government said. Thousands of daredevil runners charged ahead of six fighting bulls on the third day of the annual San Fermin festival. The trio were gored by an animal which broke free from the pack just before entering the city’s bullring, a Navarra government statement said. The bull charged the runners as they huddled on the ground beside a wooden fence, trying to protect themselves from it. After several moments of tension, the animal was lured away by stick-wielding cowherds.

None of the three was seriously injured. The morning runs are the highlight of the annual San Fermin festival, which became world famous with the publication of Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises. The regional government said one Briton, aged 20, was gored in the right leg while the other, aged 29, was gored in the left leg. The American, aged 39, was gored in the right calf muscle. The three, identified only by their initials, were taken to the city’s Navarra Hospital. The Spanish Red Cross’s preliminary report had put the number of people gored at two.


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adjournment, 144 against and 15 abstained. The move means that the bishops of the Church of England will reconsider the amendment - known as clause 5 (1) (c) with the legislation set to return for final approval in November. The vote comes after the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch, Bishop of Manchester and chairman of the steering committee for the legislation, said it would be “nothing short of tragic and hugely damaging” to the Church’s reputation if the legislation were to be voted down. “We need to get this legislation right, we need to get it passed. If to achieve that a little more time and reflection is required, then so be it,” he said. Dr Williams told the General Synod that the bishops would be aware that they underrated the depth of the sense of “hurt and offence” over the amendment. “If other bishops feel as I do they will need to examine themselves and feel appropriate penitence that they did not recognise just how difficult that was going to be,” he said.

AROUND 70 Conservative MPs have backed a letter warning that House of Lords reforms threaten to “pile a constitutional crisis on top of an economic crisis”. They have called for the Bill to be given the “full and unrestricted” scrutiny it deserves rather than the 10 days being offered by the Government. Senior Tories, including Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee chairman John Whittingdale and loyalist Nicholas Soames, are among those who have signed the letter. If all of the signatories oppose tonight’s crunch vote on the timetable for the Bill, which restricts detailed debate to 10 days, it is set to lead to the Government’s first significant defeat.

The letter, organised by Jesse Norman and Eleanor Laing, states: “We come from all sides of the Conservative Party and are writing as reformers to express our serious concern at the current proposals to create an elected House of Lords. “The Lords Bill is a measure of profound constitutional significance. Over time it will change the institutions by which we as a nation are governed. “It threatens to pile a constitutional crisis on top of an economic crisis.” It goes on to warn that the changes would undermine the primacy of the Commons and lead to “legislative gridlock”. “We hope you will support us in giving this Bill the full and unrestricted scrutiny it deserves.”

Water companies lift hose pipe ban THE final four water companies with hosepipe bans have announced they are lifting them with immediate effect. South East Water, Sutton and East Surrey Water, Veolia Water Central and Veolia Water Southeast said the restrictions that have been in place since early April have now

ended following the “abnormally heavy rainfall” that has deluged much of the country. Seven water companies across southern and eastern England had brought in the hosepipe bans after two unusually dry winters left groundwater supplies and rivers as low as in the drought year of 1976.

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World Hollande to stand by ban on genocide denial

WORLD TODAY Pakistan army camp attack GUNMEN opened fire yesterday on a riverside military encampment in eastern Pakistan, an area where violence is rare, killing six soldiers and a policeman, the military said in a statement. Thousands of supporters of hardline Islamist groups had, on the eve of the attack, passed through the area north of Lahore, capital of Punjab province, but officials said there was no evidence linking their presence to the attack. “A small rescue party had camped on the bank of (a) river to search for the body of a drowned/missing pilot,” the military statement said. “Today, early morning, a few unknown assailants opened fire on the rescue party, which resulted in the shahadat (martyrdom) of six security forces personnel.” Police said the gunmen had arrived aboard a car and two motorcycles at the scene in Wazirabad, 100 km (60 miles) north of Lahore, and had fled after the shooting.

Suu Kyi as MP OPPOSITION leader Aung San Suu Kyi attended the new session of Myanmar’s parliament yesterday, a scrum of media recording the start of her first real step into the country’s novel lawmaking process after formally taking the oath of office in May. Expectations lie heavily on the Nobel laureate’s shoulders now she has taken her party’s two-decade fight for democracy into parliament, agreeing to work with the reformist remnants of the former junta now running the country as civilians. Upcoming debates will tackle laws on foreign investment, the media and special economic zones.

Kim’s mystery woman A MYSTERY woman’s appearance with North Korea’s young new leader has sparked speculation about her identity. South Korean media are speculating that the young woman could be Kim Jong Un’s younger sister or wife. North Korean TV on Sunday showed a woman in a black jacket and skirt bowing with Kim at a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the death of his grandfather, North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. She is believed to be the same woman shown on Saturday seated next to Kim at a concert. North Korea has released no details about her.

Relatives and friends of Petr Ostapenko, 35, who was reportedly killed while rescuing people during the recent floods, mourn at his grave at a cemetery of the town of Krymsk in the southern Russian Krasnodar region, yesterday (AFP)

Local officials blamed for fatal Russia floods By Andrey Kuzmin THE Russian government blamed local officials in the inundated south yesterday over the deaths of scores of people trapped by the weekend floods, as President Vladimir Putin tried to deflect popular anger at perceived failures of leadership. Moscow’s emergencies minister condemned “mistakes” by the authorities on the ground after at least 171 people were killed in the Black Sea region of the Kuban. Putin himself was shown on television sternly demanding his subordinates to report back to him by the end of the week on how the relief effort was going. Two months into his third term, Putin will recall the start of his first term 12 years ago when he was accused of reacting slowly to national disasters. He is also mindful of discontent with the authorities’ competence and appears anxious to divert any blame. In the town of Krymsk, be-

Putin tries to stem anger at perceived leadership failure tween regional capital Krasnodar and Russia’s main trading port at Novorossiisk, angry people who complained of being let down by their leaders were salvaging what they could from shattered homes. Two days after Putin flew in to view the damage and to grill local officials on their actions, postal workers went from house to house in Krymsk making $300 cash payments and promising further compensation. Yesterday, Putin told ministers at the Kremlin: “We must help these families, help all the people who are in very difficult circumstances and have lost almost all their belongings ... Report back to me on how things are going by the end of the week.” In Krymsk, relatives lined up to identify bodies stored in a refrigerated truck be-

hind a local hospital. Cleanup crews were destroying rotting carcasses of livestock drowned in the flood. Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov signalled that the blame would be directed at regional leaders - rather than national figures - by saying they had been slow to warn people when torrential rain started falling late on Friday. Many drowned in their homes, trapped by rising water as they slept. “Mistakes were allowed by local leaders and various services,” Puchkov said in televised comments. “Not all the population was warned in time.” Krymsk residents also said a wall of water that swept through the mountain town was so high that the gates of a nearby reservoir must have been opened - a version denied by officials.

“Nothing is left. We are like tramps,” said Ovsen Torosyan, 30, as he scoured the wreckage of his home. “I bought all the furniture and electrical goods on credit and still have to finish paying for them but they have all gone.” “We were barely able to get out of our house and started screaming down the street for help. But we weren’t able to save our things. We saw the water carry away the roof of our house,” said one woman wearing a dirty pink shirt standing outside of the muddied ruins of her home. In nearby municipal buildings, survivors who had lost their belongings picked through heaps of clothing donations from nearby cities. Outside, dozens of white tents were set up in a large camp for flood victims who had lost their homes. Putin, a former KGB spy, now 59, has increasingly struggled to project his customary image of mastery since the outbreak of protests against his rule in December.

FRENCH President Francois Hollande will stand by a campaign pledge to make it illegal to deny that the killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 was genocide, his office said, days after his foreign minister said the law had been abandoned. Relations between Paris and Ankara had begun to thaw after a decision in February by France’s constitutional court to strike down the genocide denial law as contrary to free speech. Turkey had cancelled all economic, political and military meetings with France in December after the French parliament voted in favour of the draft law. At a joint news conference last week, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said the law was unlikely to be resurrected and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu hailed the opening of a warmer phase in relations with France. But Hollande’s office said yesterday the president would stand by his pledge, made to French Armenians while on the campaign trail ahead of his election in May. “The position is very clear, the commitment will be met,” a source at Hollande’s office said.

Ratko Mladic trial resumes THE first witness in the long-awaited trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic testified yesterday, describing a harrowing escape and scenes of horror in his home village - despite a motion by defence lawyers to adjourn the war crimes case for six months. UN judges said the prosecution could respond to this latest request for a delay today, and allowed Elvedin Pasic to testify. Mladic faces 11 charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. He denies wrongdoing. Pasic testified about his family’s escape and separation as his village in northern Bosnia was being shelled in 1992 by Bosnian Serb troops under Mladic’s command.

Greek deputy minister quits over bailout stance

The resignation was a new setback for PM Samaras

GREECE’S deputy labour minister resigned yesterday saying the government was not being aggressive enough in pushing for changes to an unpopular bailout, becoming the third cabinet member to quit the fledgling coalition in as many weeks. The resignation is a new setback for PM Antonis Samaras, whose government had already stumbled to a rocky start when his initial pick for finance minister stepped down over health problems. “The sole reason for my resignation is my personal conviction that the issue of renegotiating with the troika, as well as the correction of significant distortions in labour, pension, social security and welfare issues, should have been

emphatically put on the table from the start,” Nikos Nikolopoulos wrote in his resignation letter. Analysts said the resignation was far from a fatal blow to the government, but suggested internal rifts were emerging over the coalition’s stance on renegotiating the bailout with the three lenders - the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. The government initially demanded numerous changes to the rescue package when it took power last month, but has struck a more conciliatory tone in recent days as it faces the prospect of running out of cash without more aid. The challenge facing the coalition was

underscored when a think-tank yesterday projected the economy would contract a steeper-than-expected 6.9 per cent this year, a tumble that will further hamper efforts to cut the deficit and bring yet more pain to Greeks. Such a decline would mean Greece’s economy has shrunk by a fifth since the end of 2007, according to data from the IOBE think-tank. Nikolopoulos’ resignation came hours after Samaras won a confidence vote in parliament and pledged to win back the trust of foreign lenders by pushing ahead on privatisations and long-discussed structural reforms. All 179 deputies from the three-party coalition, including Nikolopoulos, backed the motion in the 300seat parliament.

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Annan and Assad agree to political approach for Syria Russia says it will suspend new arms to Syria By Marwan Makdesi U.N. peace envoy Kofi Annan said he and President Bashar al-Assad agreed yesterday on an approach to Syria’s conflict that he would now take to the opposition, and he flew on to Iran for talks with the main regional ally of Damascus. The former UN secretarygeneral is trying to rescue his six-point peace plan, which was worked out with the Syrian government and rebels in April, but faltered because the ceasefire it was supposed to begin with never took hold. Major powers agreed at a meeting with Annan on June 30 that a transitional government should be set up in Syria, but remain at odds over what part Assad might play in the process. “I just had a positive and constructive discussion with President Assad,” Annan said before leaving for Tehran. “We agreed an approach which I will share with the opposition,” he told reporters in Damascus. He gave no details, but again stressed the importance of halting violence that has killed over 15,000 people in 16 months, by an opposition count. Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said in a Twitter message: “In

United Nations-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan holds a press conference in the Syrian capital Damascus yesterday (AFP) both meetings we reassured Annan of Syria’s commitment to implement the 6-point plan and hoped (the) other side is mutually committed.” In a TV interview on Sunday, Assad said he remained committed to Annan’s plan and accused the US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey of supplying arms and logistical support to insurgents fighting to end 42 years of Assad family domination of the pivotal Arab state. “We know that (Annan) is coming up against countless obstacles but his plan should not be allowed to fail, it is a very good plan,” he told Ger-

many’s ARD network. “The main obstacle (is) that many countries don’t want (it) to succeed. So they offer political support and they still send armaments and send money to terrorists in Syria,” Assad said, according to a transcript of the interview, held in English. Syria, led by members of the Alawite sect, related to Shi’ite Islam, has alleged that the Sunni Muslim-led Gulf monarchies are backing unrest among its Sunni majority to check Shi’ite influence in the region, notably that of Shi’ite Iran.

Russia, which has thus far defended Assad from the threat of UN sanctions, said it would not deliver Yak-130 fighter planes or other new arms to Syria while the situation there remained unresolved. “While the situation in Syria is unstable, there will be no new deliveries of arms there,” said Vyacheslav Dzirkaln, deputy director of the Federal Service for Military Technical Co-operation, told journalists at the Farnborough Airshow in Britain, according to the Interfax agency. The refusal to send more arms to Syria - a trade dating

back to the Soviet era - may signal the most pointed move yet by Moscow to distance itself from Assad as rebels have gained some ground and the death toll climbs. Annan’s plan calls for an end to fighting by government security forces and rebels, withdrawal of the government’s heavy weapons from towns, return of the army to barracks, humanitarian access, and dialogue between the government and opposition aimed at a “political transition”. Opponents of Assad invited to Moscow for talks insisted that the political dialogue Annan is trying to initiate must start with a change at the top - a position that Russia rejects, and Annan’s plan does not specify. “The transition period must begin with Assad’s departure,” said Samir Aita, representative of the opposition Democratic Syria Foundation. “A national government must be created, and in order to do that, an allSyrian national conference, where all representatives of the Syrian population would express their opinions, needs to take place.” Anti-Assad activists in Syria reported army shelling and clashes with rebels yesterday in Deir al-Zor, Deraa, Homs, Aleppo and a neighbourhood of Damascus. Residents reported the sound of gunfire in the capital. An activist website said over 100 Syrians had been killed on Sunday. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Sunday that opposition forces were growing more effective, and the sooner the violence ended, the better the chances of sparing Syria’s government a “catastrophic assault” by rebel fighters were.

Election observers give Libya vote the thumbs up

Jibril has rejected the labels of secular and liberal (AFP)

INTERNATIONAL observers declared Libya’s landmark national assembly election a success yesterday, concluding that violent incidents and anti-vote protests in the restive east failed to stop Libyans from turning out in large numbers. The United Nations, United States and other Western backers of last year’s uprising that ended the 42-year rule of Muammar Gaddafi have already given good marks to what was the North African state’s first free national election in six decades. “It is remarkable that nearly all Libyans cast their ballot free from fear or intimidation,” Alexander Graf Lambsdorff of the European Union Assessment Team told a news conference. “These incidents do not put into question the national integrity of the elec-

tions as a whole,” he said, alluding to cases of thefts and burnings of ballot boxes and protests by demonstrators seeking more autonomy for the east of the country. Two people were reported killed in the unrest. The EU team toured half a dozen major cities including the capital Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi, the fount of the uprising, but did not go to the desert south, where security remains precarious because of tribal clashes. The US-based Carter Centre said its 45-strong observation team was also absent from the south and acknowledged its operation for Saturday’s election had been somewhat limited. “Eleven months after the building of a new nation, there are bound to be spoilers ... Libyans determined to continue

with the voting process is what gives us hope for the future,” said John Stremlau, Carter Centre vice-president of peace programmes. Nearly 1.8 million of 2.8 million registered voters cast their ballots, a turnout of around 65 per cent, authorities said. Official results were to be published district by district later yesterday. Local media have suggested that a party bloc led by wartime prime minister Mahmoud Jibril is leading Islamic groups such as the political wing of Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood. The Western-educated Jibril rejects the labels of secular and liberal and says sharia (Islamic law) is one of the principles of the alliance. On Sunday he offered to form a grand coalition with all political forces in Libya.

Ruling on Egypt assembly ‘final’ EGYPT’S highest court has asserted its ruling that led to the disbanding of parliament is final and binding, state television said, setting up a showdown with the new president. President Mohamed Mursi has recalled the parliament dissolved by the tribunal last month. Yesterday’s brief TV report followed a meeting by the Supreme Constitutional Court to discuss Mursi’s surprise decision. It came just hours after the speaker of the dissolved legislature, Saad el-Katatni, called for the chamber to convene today. The announcement on state TV came a day after Mursi recalled the legislators, defying the powerful military’s decision to dismiss parliament after the Supreme Constitutional Court ruled that a third of its members had been elected illegally. However, both sides appeared together yesterday at a military graduation ceremony. Mursi sat between the head of the armed forces Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi and Chief-ofStaff Sami Anan. The three sat grim-faced for most of the ceremony, but Tantawi and Mursi exchanged a few words while seated on the reviewing stand. The court’s judges made the decision in an emergency meeting even as the speaker of the dissolved legislature, Saad el-Katatni, called for parliament’s lower chamber, the People’s Assembly, to convene today. The court’s ruling did not cover parliament’s upper chamber, known as the Shura Council, which is largely toothless. Both Mursi and El-Katatni are long-time members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a fundamentalist group that has long been at odds with the military and with other Islamists holds the majority of parliamentary seats. The move to restore parliament appeared to be an effort to exert Mursi’s authority as president despite a series of moves by the military before his election aimed at limiting his powers. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces took over governing the country after Hosni Mubarak was ousted by a popular uprising last year and the ruling generals have come under criticism for being slow to hand over power to a civilian administration.

Abbas approves Arafat autopsy

Israeli panel proposes outpost legalisation

PALESTINIAN president Mahmoud Abbas has given his permission to exhume the remains of his predecessor Yasser Arafat, a top aide said. The decision came days after a Swiss institute found elevated traces of a radioactive agent reportedly on Arafat’s belongings, reviving speculation the former Palestinian leader was poisoned. The institute said it needs to test Arafat’s remains for con-

A GOVERNMENT-appointed committee yesterday proposed granting official status to dozens of unauthorised settler outposts in the West Bank, challenging the world view that Israeli settlement there is illegal. The non-binding legal opinion, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had sought, could be used by the right-wing leader to address criticism at home and abroad of his declared plans to build more homes for Jews on land Palestinians want for a state. Three months ago, his governing coalition drew Palestinian and international con-

clusive findings, and Abbas has said he is willing to allow an autopsy in principle. Abbas aide Saeb Erekat said yesterday that Abbas has now given final approval and is inviting the Swiss experts to test the remains. Erekat said: “we are on the way to an autopsy”. Earlier yesterday, Arafat’s nephew said he does not believe further testing is needed.

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demnation when it retroactively legalised three West Bank outposts built without official sanction. But the panel, chaired by a former Israeli Supreme Court justice who has written pro-settlement opinions from the bench, reaffirmed Israel’s long-held view that the West Bank is not occupied territory and that settling Jews there is legal. The opinion, yet to be formally accepted by the government and swiftly disputed by the Palestinians, flew in the face of a World Court ruling that all settlements are illegal because of their location on occupied land.

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Business BoE chief denies ‘swaying bank’

Spain to get longer to reach its budget target

BANK of England deputy governor Paul Tucker yesterday told MPs he "absolutely" refuted claims that he attempted to influence Barclays into manipulating the Libor rate. Speaking before the Treasury Select Committee, Tucker said that a record of a contentious phonecall he had with former Barclays boss Bob Diamond about lending rates gave the "wrong impression". The deputy governor found himself in the spotlight after Diamond released the note, in which it has been suggested Tucker was encouraging the bank to submit lower Libor submissions in light of concerns from senior Whitehall figures. Tucker confirmed one of the Whitehall figures was the then Downing Street chief of staff Sir Jeremy Heywood, but denied he had attempted to influence Barclays into rigging rates. Barclays has been the focal point for a row over banking culture after the bank was fined £290 million by UK and US regulators for manipulating the Libor, which affects mortgages and loans. Tucker said that the senior Whitehall figures whom he spoke to about Libor included Sir Jeremy, his predecessor as Number 10 chief of staff Tom Scholar, then Downing Street adviser Sir Jon Cunliffe and Treasury permanent secretary Sir Nicholas Macpherson. But he denied "absolutely" that any Whitehall officials or Government ministers - including Ed Balls and Baroness Vadera - ever encouraged him to "lean on" Barclays or any other bank to lower its Libor submissions.

ECB: euro debt crisis now worse than Lehman EUROPEAN ministers were set to grant Spain an extra year to reach its deficit targets in exchange for further budget savings but remained far from pinning down details of bank rescues and emergency bond-buying that are of greater concern to markets. As finance ministers of the eurozone met in Brussels late last night, a top European Central Bank policymaker said the 17-nation currency area's debt crisis was now more acute than the 2008 financial turmoil that felled US investment bank Lehman Brothers. "The eurozone crisis is now much more profound and more fundamental than at the time of Lehman," ECB Executive Board member Peter Praet told a conference in Lisbon. Eurogroup finance ministers were tasked with fleshing out a bare-bones agreement reached by EU leaders at a summit last month on establishing a European banking supervisor and using the bloc's rescue funds to stabilise bond markets. But with differences persisting between north European countries such as Finland and the Netherlands and southern states led by Italy and Spain, EU officials

Italian Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mario Monti (L) speaks with Spanish Finance Minister Luis de Guindos (2R), near Luxembourg's Prime Minister and Eurogroup president Jean-Claude Juncker before a meeting at the EU HQ in Brussels yesterday (AFP) said no breakthroughs were likely this week. ECB President Mario Draghi endured at times hostile questioning in the European Parliament, notably from German, Dutch and Finnish lawmakers concerned at the prospect of European bank bailouts using taxpayers' money. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble sought to defuse growing opposition at home by saying it would take time to establish a European bank supervisor and only once it was fully in

place might ministers decide to allow direct recapitalisation of ailing banks by the eurozone's rescue fund. Schaeuble said he expected ministers to agree on a timetable for up to 100 billion euros in aid for debtstricken Spanish lenders. The ministers did agree to nominate Luxembourg central bank chief Yves Mersch for a seat on the ECB's sixmember executive board, which has been vacant since Spain's Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Paramo's term ended in May.

A wider gathering of EU finance chiefs today is set to ease a deficit reduction goal that has forced Madrid to make punishing cuts that are exacerbating a recession. Spanish and Italian borrowing costs continued to rise yesterday, with Spain's 10-year bond topping the critical 7 per cent level, and world shares fell with a darkening global growth outlook and little prospect of early process on the eurozone's debt crisis. Spanish Economy Minis-

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ter Luis de Guindos was to spell out to finance ministers his government's plan for a package of up to 30 billion euros over several years through spending cuts and tax hikes that are due to be announced this Wednesday. A source close to the Spanish government said 10 billion euros of cuts would come this year and that the measures would include a hike in VAT sales tax, reduced social security payments, reduced unemployment benefits and changes to pensions calculations. In return, the European Commission will propose easing Madrid's deficit goal for this year to 6.3 per cent of economic output, 4.5 per cent for 2013 and 2.8 per cent for 2014, officials said. The new targets may still prove difficult to reach, according to the draft recommendation from the European countries to Spain, loosening its goals and demanding the country be subjected to three-monthly checks. The figures highlighted Spain's dramatic fiscal slippage due to a worsening recession. Madrid was originally meant to cut its budget shortfall to 4.4 per cent this year. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy unilaterally changed the target to 5.8 per cent in March before eventually accepting an agreed goal of 5.3 per cent. The Commission will make the new proposal today to the EU's finance ministers, who would have to agree for the targets to become binding, two officials told Reuters. Madrid had been due to reduce its national deficit to 3 per cent of gross domestic product by the end of 2013. But a deep recession has put that beyond reach.

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BMW is to invest a further £250 million in its three Mini factories in the UK, safeguarding thousands of jobs, the firm has announced. The money will be invested in manufacturing operations by the end of 2015 at the German car maker's plant in Oxford, steel body pressings operation at Swindon and engine plant at Hams Hall near Birmingham. The company also announced further volume growth with up to 10 different Mini models, with the potential for additional production capacity at Oxford. The news comes on top of an announcement a year ago of £500 million investment and means additional job security for the 5,500 UK Mini workers, said BMW. Harald Krueger, Member of the Board of Management at BMW Group, said: "A year ago we announced a further investment of £500 million in our UK production network by 2014 and today we are announcing an additional £250 million, taking us through to 2015. This brings the total to £1.75 billion since 2000. "Over the last 11 years, Mini has been a unique global success and

Three UK Mini factories will benefit from an extra £250m of investment the BMW Group has even greater plans for the future development of the brand. Plant Oxford has played a major role in this with cars being exported to over 100 countries around the world. "This additional

investment is great news for all our employees in the UK and shows the BMW Group's commitment to Britain as a vital manufacturing base for us." Business Secretary Vince Cable,

who is visiting the Oxford factory, said: "BMW's ambitious plans for the Mini will ensure its UK sites at Oxford, Swindon and Hams Hall remain at the centre of Mini production worldwide. The investment of £250 million in addition to the £500 million last year demonstrates BMW's commitment to the UK and safeguards jobs for the future." Unite assistant general secretary Tony Burke said: "This major boost in investment is tribute and reward for the dedicated and hard-working workforce at Oxford, Swindon and Hams Hall. "The British car industry is once again a ray of sunshine in gloomy times for British manufacturing. The Government urgently needs to learn the lessons that the UK car industry has to teach and start supporting the wider manufacturing sector." Prime Minister David Cameron said: "I am delighted that BMW has chosen to make such a significant investment in the UK. This demonstrates confidence in British manufacturing, provides a fantastic boost for the workforce, and shows we are making real progress in rebalancing the economy."

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Would-be draft dodgers unlikely to be dissuaded by new slogans IN ITS campaign to restrict draft-dodging the ministry of defence has resorted to advertising slogans, telling new recruits that National Guard service is about “coolness and pride”; avoiding it was “shameful and cowardly”. Commendable as the ministry’s initiative may be, it is out of touch with the youth of today who are unlikely to be moved by advertising slogans commissioned by the defence ministry. Could anyone seriously believe teenagers would change their thinking about military service because the ministry claims conscripts feel “cool and proud” about it? And what is the likelihood of any teenager who does not want to serve, sharing the assertion of the ministry that his decision was “shameful and cowardly”? These slogans may have worked 30 years ago, when 99 per cent of the male population did military service. Back then, draft-dodging was a source of shame for a family, but this is no longer the case. In the past few years, 25 per cent of new recruits either were exempted from joining the National Guard or released after a few months of service, mainly on the grounds of “psychological problems”. It has become socially acceptable for young men to do anything they can to avoid service. It is this percentage the defence ministry has set out to lower. There was a marked fall in draft-dodging in 2011 and defence minister Demetris Eliades said he expected the trend to continue this year, figures for which would be announced next week. It is now, reportedly, more difficult to be granted exemption from military service and an alternative civilian service –longer by a few months – is offered to those who claimed they were unfit to be soldiers. Other forms of coercion have also been considered, such as barring draft dodgers from employment in the public sector and not issuing them driving licences, but it appears the ministry is fighting a losing battle, now that it is socially acceptable to resort to any means to get out of military service. Among the youth, we suspect, it is considered “cool and smart” to avoid serving in the National Guard. This is why it is necessary for the government to have a radical re-think of military service. The probable solution would be to halve the length of military service to 13 months and allow noone to avoid it; alternative service should be longer and involve physical work. Shortening the service could enable the defence ministry to regain the support of parents for conscription, which has been lost in the last 10 years or so. With parents’ support and tight procedures from which there was no escape, as was the case 30 years ago, draftdodging might cease to be a problem. This outcome is far from certain, but it is worth a shot.

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Wild weather, and its yet to be proven implications Comment Gwynne Dyer


t was 42 degrees C (107 degrees F) in St. Louis, Missouri, last weekend, about the same as in Saudi Arabia. Along the US Atlantic coast, it was cooler, but not much: 41 degrees C (105 degrees F) in Washington DC, just short of the city’s all-time record. And 46 Americans were already dead from the heat wave. In Britain, it was incredibly wet. Almost 6 cm (2.3 in) of rain fell on Saturday in parts of southern England, and there were over 20 flood warnings and 100 flood alerts in effect. The wettest April ever was followed by the wettest June (more than double average rainfall), and July has started the same way. Russia had its hottest summer ever in 2010, with peat wildfires raging out of control – over 5,000 excess deaths in Moscow in July alone – but this summer it’s wet in Russia too. Last Friday an astonishing 28 cm (11 in) of rain fell overnight in the Krasnodar region in southern Russia, and flash floods killed 155 people. It is a big planet, and some local record for hottest, coldest, wettest or driest is being broken somewhere or other almost every day. But these are records being broken over very large areas, in regions where records go back a long time. As Krasnodar governor Alexander Tkachev said: “No-one can remember such floods in our history. There was nothing of the kind for the last 70 years.” There are very unusual events happening in winter too: last January only 14.7 per cent of the United States was covered by snow, compared to 61.7 per cent at the same time in 2011. At least 300 people died in a cold wave in northern India in the previous January. One could go on, enumerating comparably extreme weather events in the southern hemisphere in the past couple of years. But that would just be more impressionistic evidence, and no more convincing statistically. The events are too few, and the time period is too short. But it does feel like something is going on, doesn’t it?

A local resident walks along a flooded street in the southern Russian town of Krymsk on July 8, 2012. It does feel like something is going on, climate-wise, doesn’t it? (AFP) The most recent opinion polls indicate that a majority even of Americans now accept that climate change is happening (although, being American, many of them still cling to the belief that it is a purely “natural” event that has nothing to do with human greenhouse gas emissions). But opinion polls are not a good guide in these matters either. Can we really say that something serious is happening, and that it is evidence that the climate is changing NOW? No, we can’t. It’s a statistical long-shot, but it is possible that this is just a random collection of extreme events signifying nothing in particular. Occasionally a tossed coin comes up heads six times in a row. But usually it doesn’t. The best way to approach the question is to ask what we would actually see if global warming had crossed some threshold and triggered big changes in weather patterns. The actual change in the average global temperature would be almost imperceptible: only one or two degrees C (2 to 4 degrees F), or the difference in an average day’s temperature between 9 am and 10.30. What we would notice is that the weather is getting wild.


We never really experience the climate; what we feel is the daily weather that it produces. A climate that is changing will produce unfamiliar weather – and if it is getting warmer, it will be more energetic weather. Wilder weather, if you like. That means hotter, longer heat waves, and bigger storms that bring torrential rain and killer wind speeds. But it can also mean prolonged droughts as rainfall patterns change – and much more severe winters, like the “Snowmageddon” storm that hit Washington DC in February 2010 and shut down the US federal government for a week. That last phenomenon confuses people who think colder winters prove that the climate isn’t getting warmer, but complex systems like the climate can produce strange local results. As an article by C.H. Greene and B.C. Monger in a recent issue of Oceanography points out, the melting of the Arctic sea ice will cause colder WINTER weather in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. “Since the dramatic decline of Arctic sea ice during summer 2007,” the authors point out, “severe winter weather outbreaks have periodically

affected large parts of North America, Europe and East Asia. During the winter of 2011-12, an extended and deadly cold snap descended on central and eastern Europe in mid-January (with temperatures approaching -30 degrees C) ... By midFebruary, the death toll had exceeded 550.” How does melting Arctic sea ice cause colder winters? Much of the solar heat absorbed by the ice-free parts of the Arctic Ocean in the summer is released into the air by evaporation in the autumn. The higher atmospheric pressure in the Arctic weakens the Jet Stream, which allows cold Arctic air masses with a high moisture content to spill out into the middle latitudes. Hence colder winters and more snow in the US, Europe and northern Asia. You can’t prove that all this means we are sliding into a new and steadily worsening climate right now – that the long-threatened future has arrived. The statistics aren’t good enough to support that conclusion yet. But if you have to put your money down now, bet yes.  Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries



25 years ago Sunday July 10, 1987

The National Weather Service records a temperature of 57°C (134° F) in California’s Death Valley, the highest temperature ever measured in the United States.

President Reagan’s spokesman condemned an Iranian attack on a US-operated tanker in the Gulf yesterday but said the US had no plans to retaliate. “We deplore and regret the attack,” said spokesman Marlin Fitzwater. He said the reported strike on the Peconic was another example of the need to end the Iran-Iraq war.

1943 British, United States and Canadian armed forces invade Sicily by air and ship, resulting in Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini’s fall from power two weeks later.

1953 Four months after the death of Joseph Stalin, Soviet leaders arrest Lavrenty Beria, his longtime head of security. Beria is executed later that year for treason.

1976 A leak of weed killer from a chemicals factory in Northern Italy forms a toxic cloud around the town of Seveso killing 40,000 animals and destroying crops.

1985 The Greenpeace campaign ship, Rainbow Warrior, sinks off Auckland in New Zealand after two explosions inside the hull. Two operatives from the French intelligence service DGSE were held responsible and were subsequently found guilty of manslaughter.

35 years ago Tuesday July 10, 1977 The Turkish Cypriot administration has reverted to the charge of sabotage against Andreas Stavrou Makris of Larnaca and three Greek seamen who were detained when their boat drifted off the Famagusta coast after engine trouble. They were remanded in custody for another six days for investigation of alleged sabotage on the grounds that the arrest followed an outbreak of fire in Karpass.

45 years ago Wednesday July 10, 1967 The Security Council is expected to adopt a suggestion by the UN Secretary-general U Thant for the dispatch of a UN observer force to supervise the ceasefire in the Canal Zone. The Council met in urgent session last night following reports of widespread fighting in the Suez Canal sector on Saturday.

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Oscar-winning actor Ernest Borgnine dead at 95 in LA

Emotional Jolie visits Sarajevo Film Festival

Best known for TV role in McHale’s Navy

By Maja Zuvela

By Steve Gorman US actor Ernest Borgnine, whose barrel-chested, bulldog looks made him a natural for tough-guy roles in films like From Here to Eternity but who won an Oscar for playing a sensitive loner in Marty, died on Sunday at age 95, his publicist said. The real-life US Navy veteran who became a household name during the 1960s by starring as the maverick commander of a World War Two patrol boat in the popular television comedy McHale’s Navy, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles, longtime spokesman Harry Flynn said. Borgnine, who continued to work until very recently, had been the oldest living recipient of an Academy Award for best actor, Flynn said. A statement from the actor’s family said he “had been in excellent health until a recent illness.” Flynn said Borgnine recovered from unspecified surgery he underwent a month ago but his condition deteriorated rapidly after he visited the hospital on Tuesday for a medical checkup. His last screen credit was the lead role of an aging nursing home patient in a film set for release later this year, The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez. The performance earned Borgnine

Actor Ernest Borgnine (C) is shown in this undated publicity photograph from the popular 1960’s television series McHale’s Navy along with co-stars Tim Conway (L) and Joe Flynn a best actor award at the Newport Beach Film Festival, where it debuted in April, Flynn said. With his burly profile, gruff voice and gap-toothed leer, Borgnine was on the verge of being typecast as the bad guy early in his career, following a string of convincing performances as the heavy in such films as Johnny Guitar in 1954 and Bad Day at Black Rock in 1955. Borgnine’s most memorable turn as a menacing tough guy

was his breakout role in the 1953 Oscar-winning film From Here to Eternity as the sadistic Sergeant ‘Fatso’ Judson, who terrorises and eventually kills Frank Sinatra’s character, Private Angelo Maggio. But Borgnine broke free from the bad-guy rut and won his own Oscar with a rare leading-man role in 1955’s Marty, playing a warmhearted New York butcher who lamented, “One fact I gotta face is that, whatever it is that women like, I ain’t got

it.” In addition to his Academy Award, Borgnine’s work in Marty led to more sympathetic roles in such films as Jubal (1956) and The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956). Critic Bosley Crowther described Borgnine’s Oscarwinning performance in Marty, a film version of a television play by Paddy Chayevsky, as “a beautiful blend of the crude and strangely gentle and sensitive.” Some critics hinted that

Borgnine was a Marty in real life, but the actor, who was married five times, took exception by saying, “I’m no playboy, but I’m no dumb slob either.” McHale’s Navy, in which he starred as the skipper of a misfit PT boat crew skirting Navy regulations while chasing Japanese submarines, ran on ABC from the fall of 1962 until August 1966 and reinvigorated Borgnine’s career. Funnyman Tim Conway costarred as McHale’s ensign.

Tom Cruise and Katie Chris Brown tops UK charts Holmes eye settlement TOM Cruise and Katie Holmes were seeking ways to settle their divorce as the Hollywood stars entered the second week of a widely followed custody battle that has put their young daughter and the Church of Scientology in the media glare. Celebrity website, citing an unnamed source, reported that Holmes, 33, and Cruise, 50, are negotiating visitation, child support and a property settlement. People magazine made similar claims and said the estranged couple wishes to avoid airing marital issues in court. Attorneys for Cruise and Holmes did not return requests for comment on Sunday, but Holmes was photographed a day earlier entering her attorney’s office in New York. In a move that Cruise’s spokeswoman said left the Mission: Impossible star “deeply saddened,” Holmes filed divorce papers in New York in late June, ahead of last week’s US Independence Day holiday, citing irreconcilable differences. According to her attorneys, Holmes is seeking sole custody of their 6-year-old daughter, Suri, and much speculation has surfaced that Holmes wants to raise the young girl outside the Church of Scientology, of which Cruise is a key member. Cruise flew back to Los Angeles from a film shoot in Iceland early last week, and since then has remained publicly quiet about the divorce. His attorney, Los Angeles-based Bert Fields, has said Cruise wants to remain private. Cruise and Holmes married in 2006 and have been enthusiastically followed by celebrity watchers, who dubbed the pair ‘TomKat.’ Holmes’ divorce filing shocked their fans because their marriage seemed to be on solid ground.

R&B singer Chris Brown scored his first British No.1 album

R&B singer and rapper Chris Brown scored his first British number one album on Sunday as his new release Fortune span to the top of the charts in its first week on sale, the Official Charts Company said. Fans of the 23-year-old US artist ignored poor critical reviews and snapped up his fifth studio album, pushing to number three last week’s top seller, Living Things from American rock band Linkin Park. US pop group Maroon 5 held on to second place with their album Overexposed, and returned to number one in the singles charts with ‘Payphone’, featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa. Veteran singer-songwriter Paul Simon was the week’s highest climber in the album rankings, rising 39 places to number six with a reissue of his 1986 recording Graceland. Elsewhere in the singles charts Brown climbed one notch to second place with ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’, while last week’s number one, from American rapper’s ‘This Is Love’, slid to third place.

ANGELINA Jolie, whose directorial debut tackled the 1992-95 Bosnian war, attended the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival over the weekend and became an honorary citizen of the Bosnian capital in recognition of her film. “This means so much to me. My heart is in this city,” said a tearful Jolie on receiving the award from Sarajevo authorities. She arrived with her three children on a private plane. Jolie’s film In the Land of Blood and Honey tells the story of the war through the relationship between Danijel, a Bosnian Serb, and Ajla, a Bosnian Muslim woman, whose affection becomes hostage to their respective ethnic groups. “It was the hardest thing I have ever done because of my deep respect for the people that really experienced it. The experience here was so unique for me that I felt very connected to the people,” Jolie told Reuters. But the Oscar-winning actress, who has used her fame to draw attention to humanitarian disasters across the world, said she was hesitant about embarking on a new directorial project tackling another conflict, such as the one in Afghanistan. “I have been writing and I’d love to try at some point to direct another film. I would like to try to learn about countries like Afghanistan but I don’t know if I am the best person to make the film about the subject matter,” she said. “Unless I felt I was somebody that can really contribute, I don’t think I would do it,” she added. “I think it’s important for film-makers to know what they are trying to say when they make a film. If you’re gonna do something about another country, make sure to surround yourself by extraordinary people from that country. Don’t try to give the country your own voice.” This is Jolie’s second attendance at the festival, the largest southern European film gathering. She also threw her support behind the Sarajevo Talent Campus programme, which gives young film talents from the region the chance to learn from established film professionals willing to share their knowledge. The programme seeks to give writers, actors and directors access to further education, an entry to the international film industry, and an incentive to make their first joint projects with colleagues from the region. “I hope to spread to the world to pay more attention to the artists from this region,” said Jolie. The film festival, which opened late on Friday, acts as a major regional showcase. This year it will show more than 200 movies during its nine days.

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Environment Going green could boost UK economy

Fishy: The Maldives has 100 island resorts, including the Conrad Maldives

The Maldives eye $100m 2 tourist tax for CO plan Islands favour voluntary tourist tax where money would go to carbon neutral, renewables plan By Nina Chestney A VOLUNTARY tax on tourists who visit the luxury resorts and white sands of the Maldives could raise up to $100 million a year towards the country’s aim to become carbon neutral by 2020, President Mohamed Waheed has said. The Maldives is made up of 1,192 low-lying islands in the Indian Ocean. With average ground level of 1.5 metres above sea level, it is also the world’s lowest country and one of the most vulnerable as climate change raises sea levels. The Maldives is perhaps most famous for its 100 island resorts, which attract around a million visitors each year, mainly from Europe and the

United States. In 2009, former President Mohamed Nasheed outlined a plan for the Maldives to become the world’s first carbon neutral country, having net zero carbon dioxide emissions, by 2020. Under Nasheed, who said he was forced to resign on February 7 at gunpoint after a coup, there were proposals to enforce a $3 tax on tourists to help fund the plan. Waheed, who was Nasheed’s vice president and took over the presidency, said the country now preferred a voluntary tax. “We have proposed the idea of a voluntary fund for air travellers coming to the Maldives. Even if each tourist contributed $10, that’s $10 million (a year) for us and a substantial contribution

to the carbon neutral programme,” he said. An airport construction project agreed last year will require $27 from each visitor and Waheed does not want to further burden the tourism industry, which officially accounts for 30 per cent of the Madives’ $2.1-billion economy, but is thought to be closer to 75-80 per cent. “I believe most of the tourists who come to the Maldives are environmentally conscious and quite happy to make a contribution to making the Maldives carbon neutral,” Waheed added. The Maldives is reliant on imported fuel, like diesel, to generate electricity, which is estimated to have cost its economy around $240 million last year. It has now embarked on a

$1.1-billion plan to generate 60 per cent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2020. Around 50 per cent would come from solar photovoltaic power and the remaining 10 per cent from wind energy and biofuels, Waheed said. The country is rapidly trying to introduce solar in the capital Male and three islands which make up the greater Male area, covering about a third of the population. The Maldives also needs to construct more environmentally friendly buildings and switch its fossil-fuel reliant land transportation to electric vehicles or hybrids. “We are a little bit behind schedule (on the renewables plan) but we hope we will be able to catch up over the next five years or so,” Waheed said.

“Male is not the most ideal island location right now – it doesn’t have ‘green’ buildings but a lot of companies are interested in developing them.” Out of 100 resorts on the islands, seven are considered to be “ecofriendly”, which means they try to minimise their carbon footprint, and one resort should get “carbon neutral” status by next year, he said. The Maldives is also hoping to receive about $30 million from the Climate Investment Funds, channelled by various development banks to help poorer countries pilot low carbon projects. This should leverage around $120 million of capital which would also help scale up the Maldives’ renewables programme, Waheed said.

El Nino may strike UK carrier bag numbers up THE feared El Nino weather phenomenon could strike as early as the third quarter of 2012, raising prospects of wreaking weather havoc from North and South America to Asia, the US Climate Prediction Centre (CPC) has said. “Overall, the forecaster consensus reflects increased chances for El Nino beginning in July-September 2012,” the agency said in a monthly update. The monthly report is the strongest prediction yet about when the El Nino weather phenomenon could emerge this year. Last month, it issued an El Nino watch, warning the phenomenon could materialise in the second half of the year, but said conditions were still neutral

between June and August. El Nino is a warming of seasurface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific that occurs every four to 12 years, affecting crops from Asia to the Americas and reducing the chances of storms forming in the Atlantic basin during the hurricane season that runs to November 30. The oil industry in the Gulf of Mexico, which produces over 20 per cent of domestic output, has been on hurricane watch since the Atlantic storm season started in June. Strong winds can topple rigs and cut production. Apart from the energy sector, global food production could also suffer massive disruptions from the warming caused by El Nino.

By Emily Beament THE number of single-use carrier bags handed out by UK supermarkets rose last year, figures from waste reduction body Wrap show. Supermarket customers used almost eight billion carrier bags in 2011, a 5.4 per cent rise on the 7.6 billion in 2010, with each person using an average of almost 11 a month. It is the second year in a row the number of single-use plastic bags has risen, although their use has fallen by more than a third (35 per cent) since 2006. But the figures show that a minimum 5p levy introduced in Wales last October for all single-use bags is working, with the number of bags handed out in the country falling by more than a fifth (22 per cent) last year. In England, where no charges have been brought in, the number of plastic bags used by supermarket customers rose by 7.5 per cent and in Northern Ireland, where a levy

will come into force next year, use increased by 8.1 per cent. In Scotland, where a consultation into introducing a minimum 5p levy was launched last week, there was no significant change in the number of single-use bags handed out. Wales’ environment minister John Griffiths said: “These results show that the way to significantly reduce the use of single-use carrier bags is for governments to introduce a charge to customers for them. “Net profits from single-use bag purchase are donated by retailers to local charities and environmental causes.” The British Retail Consortium said the rise across the UK was down to changing habits in grocery shopping, with financial constraints meaning families are doing several small shops a week instead of one big trip. They are also switching from using the car to public transport. Both factors mean they are less likely to have reusable bags with them, the BRC suggested.

THE low-carbon products and services sector, often referred to as green business, could contribute £20 billion to Britain’s economy by 2015, the country’s leading business lobby has said. “Get our energy and climate change policies right, and we can add 20 billion pounds extra to our economy and knock 0.8 billion pounds off the trade gap, all within the lifetime of this Parliament,” said John Cridland, director general of the Confederation of British Energy (CBI). But the CBI warned that if the government does not adopt the right policies the sector will not reach its full potential, putting £400 million in net green sector exports at risk in 2014/15. The CBI wants the government to meet its fourth carbon budget, which sets goals for Britain’s carboncutting programme, to ensure its current electricity market reform gives longterm investment signals. It also wants the government to reduce complexity in low-carbon regulation.

Call to protect hedgehogs THE British government should introduce a new hedgehog protection law to prevent the animals sliding towards extinction, Ann Widdecombe has urged. The former MP is launching the Wildlife Aid Foundation’s “Save Harry” campaign calling for a Hedgehog Protection Act to reverse major declines in populations of the well-loved garden visitor. The wildlife charity is proposing a new law which would make wilful killing of hedgehogs illegal and a mandatory code of practice to help conserve the species. Widdecombe said: “Sixty years ago there were about 36 million hedgehogs. Incredibly this number had plummeted to some two million by the 1990s and could now be down to under a million. “We need to take action now before extinction becomes a very real prospect.”

Green light for offshore wind farms TWO offshore wind farms which could generate enough electricity to power almost three quarters of a million homes have been given the go-ahead by the British government. But a third project was turned down because of concerns over the impact it could have on seabirds protected by environmental legislation. The two approved wind farms at Race Bank and Dudgeon in the Greater Wash off the Norfolk coast will have a combined capacity of over 1 gigawatt, potentially generating enough electricity to power 730,000 homes. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) said the projects represented around £3 billion of investment.

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listings Today Theatre Electra and Orestes, the Trial A play within a play produced by THOC within the framework of the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama. July 10-12. Makarios III Amphitheatre, Amphitheatre of School for Blind) 28th October Street Acropoli, Nicosia. 9pm. €10/17. With English and Greek subtitles. Tel: 77-772717/25-324015/26947037.

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Paralimnia Festival With traditional songs, dances and food. July 11-13. Paralimni Centre and Protaras Tourist Area. Tel: 23819217. email: info@paralimni.

The Assembly Women Neos Kosmos Theatre of Greece present play by Aristophanes within the framework of the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama. July 9-10. Curium Ancient Theatre. 9pm. €10/17. With English and Greek subtitles. Tel: 77-772717/25-324015 /26-947037.

Dog Adoption Day Dogs available for adoption and Nicosia Dog Shelter products for sale. July 11. Second Cup Café, Engomi, Nicosia. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Tel: 96-328080/99-520511


Dance Collateral Damage An inter-arts bi-communal performance based on Sophocle’s character Eurydice. July 10. Home for Co-operation, opposite Ledra Palace, Nicosia. 8.30pm. Free (registration required). Tel: 97-772264/22-777046

Tomorrow Music Dennis Ferrer Prolific record producer and remixer gets behind the decks. July 11. Ammos Beach Bar, Larnaca. 9pm. Tel: 24-828844

Music Seventh Ethnic Music Festival A festival with an ethnic and Mediterranean flavour organised by the Rialto Theatre. July 4-29. Heroes Square, Limassol. 8.30pm. Free. Tel: 77- 777745. The performances will also be held in Nicosia within the framework of Summer Nights AglanJazz Festival With local and international performers. July 9-10. Old Aglandjia Square, Nicosia. 8.30pm and 9.45pm. Free. Food and drink will be available to purchase.

Honeyed Loukoumades Dionysos Theatre presents Cypriot comedy about human greed. July 6-12. Dionysos Theatre, 29 Diagorou Street, Nicosia. Every Saturday to Sunday at 8.30pm. In Greek. €10/15. Tel: 22-818999 Miss Pepsi Anemona Theatre presents classic comedy by French author Pierrette Bruno. Until July 29. Anemona Theatre, 7 Archagelou Street, Latsia, Nicosia. Every Friday through Sunday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-573031

Exhibition Jane Webster Solo art exhibition with 10 per cent of sales will be donated to the Sirius Dog Sanctuary. Until July 11. Antithesis Coffee Shop, 203 St Andrews, Limassol. Tel: 25-369479. www.

Document Solo art exhibition by Eleni Nicodemou in memory of the 13 dead and the injured at Mari. Until July 12. Gallery Gloria, 3 Zinonos Sozou Street, Nicosia. Monday-Friday: 10.30pm12.45pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10.30pm-12.45pm. Tel: 22-760286 Michalis Mozoras Solo sculpture exhibition. Until July 14. Apocalypse Gallery, 30 Chytron Street, Nicosia. Monday- Friday: 10.30am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10.30am-1pm. Tel: 22-766655 Summer Group Exhibition Until July 14. Opus 39 Gallery, 21 Kimonos Street, Nicosia. Monday: 5pm-8pm. Tuesday-Friday: 10.30am-12.30pm and 5pm-8pm. Tel: 22-424983 Golden Roots Solo painting exhibition by Andreas C. Chrysafis. Until July 20. Gallery Technis Dromena, 53 Arch. Kyprianou, Nicosia. Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 5pm-8pm. Tel: 22-496398 Maniera Cypria: Lemesos, Fabula, Historia, Memoria Exhibition dedicated to ancient findings. Until August 12. Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Lanitis Carob Mill, Limassol. 5pm-9pm daily except Mondays. Tel: 25-342123

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

Summer 2012 Group exhibition of paintings and sculptures. Until September 30. Morfi Gallery, 84 Agkyras St, Limassol. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm. Tuesday-Friday: 5pm-8pm.Tel: 25378733.

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

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 Co-operation, 28 Markou Drakou, opposite Ledra Palace Hotel in the UN Buffer Zone, Nicosia. Open Monday-Sunday: 10am-6pm. Tel: 22-445740

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

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Our Lady of Nicosia Exhibition about the church of Phaneromeni and it relics. Until September 30. Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 96-90 Phaneromenis Street, old Nicosia. Monday-Sunday: 10am-7pm. Tel: 80-000800 AnThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages The human form as it is represented in the art of Cyprus from the Neolithic period until today. Until January 18. The Cyprus Museum 1 Special Exhibition Hall, Museum Street, Nicosia. Tel.: 22-865854. www.

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Coming Up Theatre Class wars AUGUST Strindberg’s powerful production of Miss Julie adapted by Patrick Marber is brought to life on the local stage this week. With the current obsession – perhaps even nostalgia – for Britain’s old upstairs-downstairs life manifesting itself on prime-time television drama, XMAS Productions’ revival of Miss Julie looks well-timed. Miss Julie was written in 1888 and caused public protests when it was first staged, with Strindberg’s wife, Siri von Essen, in the character of Miss Julie. Since then it has been produced many times in and outside of Sweden and has also been adapted into ballet, opera and film. Now it is Nicosia’s turn to enjoy this great tragedy. The upcoming play will be making its debut in Cyprus this Thursday at the Latsia Municipal Theatre. The Greek language production is Patrick Marber’s revision of Strindberg’s play. Marber is one of the most acclaimed of contemporary dramatists. You might better know Marber for writing the play and film Closer, and one can find a similar interest in complex sexual relationships in both works. Instead of the late 1800s at a country estate in Sweden, the action in Marber’s play occurs after a historic night in England. The drama opens on a night in

Ongoing Other Events The joy of cycling YOU DON’T need to be an elite sportsperson to enjoy cycling. Cyclists can come in all shapes and sizes and it’s not even very expensive to get yourself started. If you are thinking about taking up cycling, clubs such as Pafos Bike Riders organise evening bike rides every Wednesday until September 5. The goal is to have fun, exercise, to familiarise cyclists with urban mobility and to raise awareness among other riders. With rising

July 1945, in a country house near London. Celebrations for the Labour Party’s landslide election victory are in full swing. The lady of the house, Miss Julie (Christie Papadopoulou), descends into the servants’ kitchen to seek out John (Alexis Georgoulis), her father’s chauffeur, who is engaged to fellow servant Christine (Nedie Antoniadou). While the Second World War has just come to its conclusion, Miss Julie, the young lady of the house, is about to ignite a different twofront war with chauffeur John, one that switches back and forth between the battle of the sexes and class warfare. As the night draws in, and flirtation turns to passion, the two lovers embark on a consuming and deadly dance of desire. Sex, class and ambition battle for centre stage. This production contains strong language and sexual themes and is not recommended for audience members under 16. Following a three-day run in Nicosia, the company will tour the island, with performances coming up in Larnaca, Paralimni, Paphos and Limassol. Miss Julie XMAS Production presents the classic work by August Strindberg as adapted by Patrick Marber. 9pm. In Greek. €20/45. Presale tickets available at selected So Easy Kiosks in all cities (Kiosks Time Out and Stokkos in Paphos). Tel: 70-003313 July 12-14: Latsia Municipal Theatre, 57 Yiannos Kranidiotis Avenue, Nicosia July 17-18: Skala Theatre, Larnaca July 24-25: Xenion Amphitheatre, Paralimni July 27-28: Ancient Odeon, Paphos August 2-3: Limassol Garden Theatre

petrol prices and clogged-up roads, there is an increasing amount of money to be saved by using your bike. Meetings are held every Wednesday, in Paphos Town Hall Square at 7pm. From the starting point you will begin a pleasant route, approximately 15 kilometres. Aimed at all cyclists and suitable for all types of bikes. Interested parties who want to participate are advised to bring a flashlight and a helmet. Night Cycling Ride Pafos Bike Riders, organise regular night rides as part of the efforts to spread the use of bicycles. Difficulty: 2/6. Every Wednesday until September 5. Paphos Town Hall, 28th October Square. 7.30pm-9pm. Tel: 26932014.

Brute force ballet THE RENOWNED Moscow Classical Ballet blasts into town to show off their characteristically big and bold style of ballet, this time round presenting their latest production of Spartacus. No other ballet better exemplifies the power, brawn and sheer energy of male dancing than Spartacus. This timeless production is a spectacle of grand scale, a thrilling combination of endless athletic thrills and high emotional drama. The ballet company are back in Cyprus to present two shows this week, the first on Friday at the Pattichion Municipal Theatre in Larnaca, followed by a second show on Saturday at the Municipal Gardens in Limassol. The troupe, formally named the State Academic Classical Ballet Theatre, is known world-wide as the Moscow Classical Ballet. It is one of Russia’s two state academic ballet ensembles, officially recognised by the government, the other being the Bolshoi Ballet Company, founded in 1776. Regularly perhe Kremlin Palace forming at the ses in Moscow, it of Congresses rformed in more has also performed ntries than 30 countries around the world han 200 and more than ssia. cities in Russia. al The classical any was ballet company 66 by the set up in 1966 R ministry former USSR of culture. At the time ion, master of its inception, her of the choreographer semble, Russian Ensemble, epera popular reperny, tory company, ev, Igor Moiseyev, took over itss

nd choreography and built a repertoire wn of excerpts drawn let from famous ballet s. acts and theatres. In 1977, the reinss of the ensemble were taken over by v, Vladimir Vasilyov, artistic director and Natalia Kasatkina, the principal choreew ographer. The new choreographers,, former Bolshoi ted the dancers, converted uring baltheatre into a touring mpany. let repertory company. assical Ballet is The Moscow Classical acclaimed for its emphasis on classical traditions and dance styles. Its take on the classical story of Spartacus is one of its representative pieces. Spartacus is a ballet by Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978). Khachaturian composed the ballet in 1954 and was awarded a Lenin Prize for it that year. It was first staged, with choreography by Leonid Yakobson, Lening in Leningrad 1956. The ball ballet received its first staging at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, in 1958, Theatre, cho choreographed by Igor Mo Moiseev. However, it w the 1968 producwas tition, choreographed b by Yuri Grigorovich, w which achieved the gre greatest acclaim for the ba ballet. U Under the artistic d direction of Vasillyov, choreographer Kasa Kasatkina’s production of Spar Spartacus is a full-length entertai entertainment extravaganza. The work follows the exploits

of Spartacus, the leader of the slave upr uprising against the Romans know known as the Third Servile War, a although the ballet’s storyline takes considerable liberties with the historical record. The revolt of Spartacus was a blow to the prestige of the Roman Empi Empire. Viewed as a symbol of fr freedom against oppression oppression, Spartacus has since bee been considered a hero by writers since the 19th c century. Spar Spartacus is the ballet letic equivalent of a big Hollywood ep epic. Think Gladiatoria atorial rings, orgies and bloody battles danced to Khachaturian’s grand cinematic score. With elaborate gilded sets and matching gold costumes, a Roman drama unfolds on a grand scale with over 40 dancers filling the stage. The choreography includes leaping explosions, stage-sweeping jumps and difficult lifts. Metal swords splay out sparks as the pageant of swordsmanship enthrals crowds. The production proceeds in high-energy mode from start to finish. Those looking for emotional depth and a dramatic connection to the artists will surely not be left disappointed. Spartacus A new timeless production staged by the Moscow Classical Ballet. 9pm. €15/30. July 13.: Pattichion Municipal Amphitheatre, Larnaca. Tel: 24-665795 July 14: Municipal Gardens Theatre, Limassol. Tel: 25-588694 By Ledha Socratous

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Trading floors are staffed by 'blokes' the world over

Man and machine: more stress is put on traders because of the speed at which computers operate

As Barclays counts the cost of the Libor fixing scandal, Simon English on the heady cocktail of testosterone and money that makes City dealers tick


IFTEEN years ago I took to meeting a trader called Ian in a Balls Brothers bar just off Moorgate in the City. He liked to have the ear of a green reporter, and I liked to imagine I was on the inside of a secret world. Ian traded German bonds. He was brilliant at knowing why they would move and when. He made clients and himself oodles of money. After a while something became clear. Ian didn’t know much about anything other than German bonds. He had never been to Germany and hadn’t the slightest interest in going. He thought the capital of Germany was Frankfurt. When you think of the wheeler-dealers behind global finance, the shirtsleeves on the TV news surrounded by screens and phones, think of Ian. These are guys - they are nearly all men - who are super-bright in one direction only and have an interest

in two things: money and bawdy fun. Should they send a topless picture of their new girlfriend to the rest of the desk? Of course they should. Perhaps there are City traders with a sensitive appreciation for poetry who worry whether feminism is losing its way. If so, they don’t get out much. And they don’t last long. The latest Libor trader scam at Barclays (other banks will be punished later) has again thrown harsh light on a culture impervious to change. As they discussed what is now a global financial scandal that has led Barclays chairman Marcus Agius to resign and claimed the scalp of chief executive Bob Diamond, the traders spoke in pure frat. Emails and instant messages uncovered by investigators go like this: “Done, for you big boy.” And: “Dude. I owe you big time! Come over one day after work and I’m opening a bottle of Bollinger.” Dude? Bollinger? Big boy? If you think the folk turn-

ing the wheels at the heart of high finance sound like teenagers swapping messages on Facebook, you’ve got a reasonable point. Asked why it is like this, a long-time market watcher replied: “Turn the question around. Stick 100 blokes under 35 in a room with no women. Pay them £200,000 each. Add lager. Why would it not be like that?” In a world where the only real measure of success as a human is the size of your bonus, scheming is essential. The unofficial offer from the bank that employs the traders is this: here are a series of rules we take very seriously. Try to get around them without getting caught. If you make a bundle, we’ll give you a slice. If you lose it, well, that’s unauthorised dealing. Best of luck. So there’s a perpetual conflict between the banks’ desire to look like a solid, cautious organisation that has been around for centuries and the chance to make a

buck now and now and now. An old-school stockbroker who finds all of this rather distasteful but who sees the reality every day, says this: “The culture of the trading floor is worse than any media commentator, author or film can depict and nothing, absolutely nothing has changed since the banking crisis. These guys think they are untouchable. It’s a pervasive culture where if your face fits, you’re in and it’s tolerated by the guys at the top because the traders bring in such vast commissions and profits.” Traders at the biggest banks can easily make money due to the market power of where they work. Perhaps like journalists on papers getting access to prime ministers, they come to think their success is due to how clever they are rather than where they happen to work. Adds the same source: “The traders believe their own hype. The basic rule is that the more credit-worthy the

bank you work for, the bigger the sums you trade, the more information you have and the easier it is. Making money is so easy in places like Barclays.” If it seems normal to bag a profit of £1 million on one trade - of which a nice portion is going to end up in your annual bonus - perhaps you stop asking whether it is right that you should be earning this much. That’s just how it goes. If you start life as a trader early enough, few things may cloud your judgment that you are as brilliant as your pay packet suggests. For some, literally everything, even the relationship they have with their wife, is a trade. Are you getting a good deal or not? Should you sell up? The sceptical stockbroker concedes that some of these dealers work hard. “It’s a long, hard, slog to the top of the trading floor and it’s usually predicated on your behaviour on the way up – the

strip clubs, the drinking, the schmoozing of other traders and brokers. Quite frankly, stock exchanges should be done electronically within pre-set and agreed limits and this dealing-room cha-

If you think the wheels at the hea sound like teena messages on Face reasonab rade should be consigned to a footnote of history. Unfortunately, the bosses tolerate it. Mr Diamond was a product of the bond dealing world and the madness is so top-down and ingrained in the management that they

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have lost sight of what a bank is really there for.” If traders are hard folk to feel sorry for, be assured of this: their jobs are getting harder and harder. Most trades are now done by com-

folk turning the art of high finance agers swapping ebook, you’ve got a ble point puters, some working on complex maths equations beyond the understanding of mortals, some just betting on momentum (if it looks like things are going up, they buy, if today is disaster-day, they sell).

The computers move about 100 times faster than a human can blink, which puts the traders under ever greater amounts of stress. One of the more honest of the breed, in the game for 20 years, conceded this: “I’m obsolete on a genetic level.” The effect of this, in an era of supposed austerity, belttightening and risk controls, is actually to increase the pressure to take an outlandish bet. You can’t beat the machines on the basis of logic or speed, but computers don’t go drinking with other computers that have just heard the tastiest whisper about what Microsoft has got up its sleeve. Insider trading convictions, like insurance fraud, go up in times of financial stress. Bruce Packard, a City banking analyst with an eye for the human side of finance, tells me: “In contrast to what those trained in economics have been taught, finance is not about complicated mathematics and ra-

tional choice, finance really is about people and their behaviour.” Terry Smith, the chief executive of broking house Tullett Prebon, seems to agree. He says: “It is no good blaming the culture of traders, you just need to keep them away from retail banking and the ability to fix or manipulate rates or benchmarks. Blaming traders for being greedy and manipulative in these circumstances, where you put temptation in their way, is like putting a fox in charge of a hen coop and then expressing surprise about the outcome.” It’s hard to see what the answer is to all this. If banks were banned from such trading, the money made would flow elsewhere. This would be good for hedge funds based in Switzerland or the Cayman Islands, but not for the City of London, still a major source of tax revenue, whatever you feel about it. Adds Packard: “Until the industry structure changes,


Protesters from the campaign group '38 degrees' demonstrate in London last week

and therefore the incentives on how to behave change, we will keep having these scandals. Bankers are not inherently bad, in the same way that politicians aren’t. Politicians in a poor equatorial country which is rich in natural resources are not going to change, at least, not until the diamonds are all gone. Bankers in London aren’t going to change either.” Back to Ian, who fell off the radar some time ago (too rich to care any more, perhaps). He was a likeable bloke, just doing what he was asked. Maybe many of us would do the same if we could, if our lives had been different. If you could pay less tax, would you? If you could earn more, would you? And if you need a night out where normal judgments on your behaviour are suspended, get to know a couple of City traders. The honest stockbroker concedes this much. “Yes, they are amoral and deplorable. But the thing is, I like them.”

Product of the bond-dealing world: Bob Diamond


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parking, furnished or unfurnished. Rent €800/month, Call 22312255, 99557457 ***************************** APARTMENT STUDIO 3rd floor very big veranda, a/c, covered parking, store room, solar heater, all the electrical appliances in Aglanzia Nicosia near University and near Lidl €460 PANICOS STAVRINOU estate agent r.n 497 Licences number 166/E tel 99666703 email ***************************** TO LET, SELL OR DEVELOP a beautiful house; entirely independent, of yellow stone 365 sq m surrounded by gardens, at 7 Damonos Str., corner with Leondiou Str, - Nicosia (nr: Kaimakli) of 4 bedrooms, sitting, dining, reception hall, 2 conservatories, service room, 2 w/c’s, pathroom and kitchen, 3 verandas, laundry, garage and inside parking; an extra site is also available. Rent: €1000 p/m. Sale

€690,000. TEl: 99-334728, 22-336108, 99-464600, 22338837, 99-660643 ***************************** CORNER HOUSE, view, 2 years, Strovolos, Kosta Theodorou, 3 bed, 3 wc double basin, vintage character, stones (saloon & wc), full granites, fire place, provision (electrical blinds & extra room with kitchen and wc), air-conditions, storage address Nafsika 5, for sale or rent 1.350eur tel:99423083 ***************************** FOR RENT 1 bedr apartment, separate kitchen, bathroom, very clean in good condition. Near the centre of Nicosia. Suitable for I person. Call Michael tel 22377141 ***************************** TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT FOR RENT IN ENGOMI near Cyprus college and Intercollege. Separate kitchen, one and a half bathrooms and airconditions. Equip with stove,


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA fridge and washing machine. Available immediately. For more information please contact Anthi at 99-537463 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 bedroom flat completely renovated in Strovolos. 135sqm, quiet 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. TO LET 3 bdrm flat Kaimakli area near Frederic. Tel. 99606665. NICOSIA FLAT FOR RENT 3 bedroom flat completely renovated in Strovolos. 135sqm, quiet 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. ****************************** 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

TO LET NICOSIA 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 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 €1000 (H3ENG0002-R), (photos in the website) 3. 3 bedrs luxury terracedhouse, 210sq.m, central heating, full a/c, marble floor in the sitting areas and solid parquet floor the stairs and bedrooms,4wc,3 bathrooms the 2 en suite ,big verandas, electrical appliances in the kitchen,3 covered parking, roof garden access, in a quiet neighborhood on Mon Parnas Hill. Engomi €1000 (H3ENG0004-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

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5. 4 bedr+ attic room with shower and wc luxury detached house with separate maid’s room, central heating, a/c, separate office room, sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with dining room and big family room opening to the big garden with grass and bbq area, 2 covered parking, behind General flooring shop – Makedonitissa €3000 (H4MAK0025-R), (Photos on the website). 6. 3 bedr + big attic room which can be used as a bedroom/office, detached house, central heating, full a/c,3wc, 2 bathrooms, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen with all the electrical appliances, small garden and patio with bbq area, covered parking, near Apollonion hospital. Available end of July – Makedonitissa €1200 (H4MAK0016-R), (photos in the website) 7. 4 bedrs and sitting room upstairs luxury detached house, 380sq.m,room for the maid, central heating, full a/c, marble and parquet floor, big sitting and dining areas, office space, big verandas around the house, covered parking,3 bathrooms,4wc in a quiet area off Eleonon street, near Pizza Hut. AVAILABLE middle of July – Strovolos €1700 (H4ST10041-R), (photos in the


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. 4 bedr detached house with central heating, a/c units, separate big kitchen with el. appliances, small garden at the back, covered parking, 3wc,2 bathrooms, near the French ambassador residence – Strovolos €1000 (H4ST10038-R), (Photos on 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

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11. 3 bedr + big attic room with shower and wc luxury new house,210sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 4wc, blinds on all windows, cooker and oven in the kitchen, small garden, covered parking near Alpha Mega supermarket - Strovolos €1400 (H4ST1007-R), (photos in the website). 12. 5 bedr new luxury finished detached house with separate maid’s room, one of the bedrooms with shower and wc and can be used as guest room,4 wc, solid parquet floor all the house, separate family room with fire place, big sitting room, separate dining room, big kitchen with breakfast area, big outside patio with tiles and bbq area,2 covered parking, electrical appliances in the kitchen, in a very quiet neighborhood close to CYBC station. Can be rented furnished or not. – Platy Aglantzias €3000 (H5PAG0001-R), (Photos on the website). 13. 4 bedr+ separate maid’s room luxury finished semi detached house with central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with family room, full expensive electrical appliances in the kitchen(Miele), 4wc, blinds on windows, big back yard with tiled and bbq area, covered parking in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to the French school – Aglantzia €1400 (H4AGZ0008-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 sit-

TO LET NICOSIA ting areas, near the MEGA TV station – Archangelos €1300 (H3AR0002-R), (photos in the website). 15. 4 bedr house built in 2 plots,3 bedrs upstairs and one down, big garden with grass, bbq area with kiosk, Central Heating ,full AC,240sq.m,parquet floor,2 showers,3wc,electrical appliances in the kitchen, in a very quiet neighbourhood. Available in aprox. one month from signing contracts. CAN BE RENTED ALSO FURNISHED OR PARTIALLY FURNISHED – Agios Andreas €2000 (H4AAD0006-R), (photos in the website). 16. 3 bedr + office space +separate maid’s room detached luxury house, 450sq.m, recently renovated, with central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining area with parquet floor, TV room with fire place, big kitchen with breakfast area and fitted cooker and oven, 4 wc, roller blinds on all windows, very big verandas and yard, covered parking, in a very quiet neighborhood in the centre of Makedonitissa opposite a playground. AVAILABLE MID JULY - €1400 (H4MAK0003-R), (photos in the website). 17. 3 bedr+ attic room which can be used for bedroom or office, luxury semi detached house, with central heating, full a/c, big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, blinds, big patio with tiles and trees on the back and covered veranda on thr front, parking, in a quiet area off 28th October street in the centre of Makedonitissa €1200 (H4MAK0026-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, cen-

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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA tral heating, full air condition, big sitting and dining areas, 4 wc, 2 showers,1 bathroom, solar heater, pressure system, covered parking, big back yard with tiles, blinds, cooker, oven and, refrigerator in the kitchen, in a very quiet neighborhood and area – Agios Dometios €1500 (H4ADO0004-R). 19. 3 bedr new modern luxury detached house,180sq.m,central heating, full a/c, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, cooker and oven in the kitchen, blinds on all windows, off Tseriou Avenue. THE house is unfurnished. Lakatamia €775 (H3LAK0001-R), (photos in the website). 20. 3 bedr+ separate maid’s room semi detached house, 250sq.m, central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with family room, 4wc, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower, 2 covered parking, big verandas and big covered patio with bbq, big covered veranda for the winter on the back, fully furnished and equipped, in a quiet neighborhood very close to all amenities and Apha Mega supermarket - Acropolis €1100 (H4ACS0001-R), (photos in the website). 21. 3 bedr detached house partially renovated 240sq.m with central heating, full a/c, separate tv room with fire place, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen with small family room, 3wc, big verandas and patio with deck and

TO LET NICOSIA bbq area, covered parking in a quiet neighborhood behind Areteion hospital close to Falcon school - Dasoupoli €1950 (H3DAS0006-R), (photos in the website). 22. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, 330sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 2 covered parking’s, big kitchen with sitting room and all the electrical appliances, blinds on the windows, 2 bedrs with en suite shower, bathroom with jacuzzi, swimming pool with patio and nice covered bbq area, opposite a green area in a very quiet area - Available end of JUNE – Strovolos €3000 (photos in the website). 23. 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). 24. 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 appli-

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

TO LET NICOSIA ing 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,

TO LET NICOSIA 2 storage rooms, covered parking, in a small building near Hilton park and Ippokration hospital – Engomi €1000 (A3ENG0023-R), (photos in the website). 6. 3 bedr luxury apartment with storage heaters, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, electrical appliances in the kitchen, big covered veranda, covered parking, near Ippokration hospital – Engomi €700 (A3ENG0024-R), (photos in the website).

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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA ites €700 (A2AOM0007-R) 8. 3 bedr new luxury spacious apartment, 150sq.m+big covered veranda, big sitting and dining room, nicely furnished big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms, big bedrooms, a/c for hot and cold in all the rooms, electrical heating if needed, covered parking and big room on the ground floor with window which can be used for a maid or office, in a very quite neighbourhood in a small building – Agios Dometios €750 (A3ADO0006-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. AVAILABLE 1st of August – 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 apartment, 55sq.m, separate kitchen, fully furnished and equipped with

TO LET NICOSIA television in good condition,2 AC for hot and cold on Makarios Avenue near Debenhams. Available for short and long term – Nicosia Centre €450 (A1NIC0002-R), (photos in the website). 12. 1 bedr apartment with storage heaters, 2 a/c, big bathroom, NICELY FUNRISHED, covered parking, covered veranda with nice view, in a quiet area near Ippokration hospital – Engomi €500 (A1ENG0009-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 €570 (A2DAS0001-R), (photos in the website). 14. New luxury modern 3 bedr apartment,145sq.m big covered veranda with nice view, a/c in all the rooms, electrical heating, cooker and oven in the kitchen, big sitting and dining room,2 bathrooms, laundry room, covered parking and storage room off Kennedy Avenue behind KPMG offices – Acropolis €900(A3ACS0038-R), (photos on the website).

TO LET NICOSIA 15. 2 bedr brand new luxury finished apartment in a modern luxury building with independent central heating, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, aluminum shutters in the bedrooms, cooker, oven, fridge and washing machine in the kitchen, big veranda, electric parking entrance, covered parking and colour intercom. Price includes cable net service with 10mb and TV satellite channels – Acropolis €700 (A2ACS0004-R), (photos in the website). 16. New luxury 2 bedr apartment with central heating independent, full ac, fully modern nicely furnished and equipped, big covered verandah, 2 wc, covered parking opposite Hilton, off Makarios Avenue close to the centre – Lykavitos €650 (A2LYK0003-R), (photos in the website) 17. Fully renovated luxury 1 bed apartment,60 sq.m, fully furnished and equipped with internet, LCD 32 ‘ TV, in the centre of Nicosia near Debenhams, with 2 a/c for hot and cold. – Nicosia Centre €550 (A1NIC0003-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

TO LET NICOSIA Alpha Mega supermarket and Areteion hospital – Dasoupolis €1100 (A4DAS002-R), (photos on the website) 19. 2 bedr luxury apartment, 95sq.m, 4 AC for hot and cold, fully newly furnished and equipped, covered verandah, 2 wc, covered parking off Makarios Avenue between Hilton and Debenhams – Nicosia Centre €700. Can be rented also for 6 months for €1100 per month - (A2NIC0024-R), (photos in the website) 20. 2 bedrs ground floor big apartment.130 sq.m, CH independent, 3 A/C, very big bedrooms with parquet floor, big sitting and dining area, big separate kitchen, fully nicely furnished, on a small 2 storey building off Makarios Avenue behind Hilton hotel walking distance to the centre - Nicosia Centre €550 (A2NIC0002-R), (Photos on the website). 21. 3 bedr spacious apartment, 150sq.m, central heating independent, 3a/c, big sitting room,2 bathrooms,2wc,covered veranda, in a small building with 2 flats only, covered parking, near Hilton Park hotel – Engomi €750 (A3ENG0022-R), (photos in the website). 22. 2 bedr new luxury modern, 2 storey & apartment with solid parquet floor, floor heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms,2wc, expensive

TO LET NICOSIA fitted electrical appliances, blinds, covered veranda with very nice view, in a quiet neighborhood in a modern design building. AVAILABLE 1st of August – Aglantzia €750 (A2AGZ0021-R), (photos in the website). 23. 1 bedr, fully furnished and equipped apartment, 50 sq.m, 2 a/c, for hot and cold, covered verandah, covered parking, off Makarios Avenue between Hilton and DEBENHAMS shop. Available middle July – Nicosia Centre €550 (A1NIC0006-R), (photos in the website). 24. 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 (A3NIC0023-R), (photos in the website). 25. 2 bedr new luxury finished and FURNISHED ground floor apartment, 80sq.m +120sq.m veranda and garden, separate floor heating, full a/c, 2wc, aluminum shutters outside the windows, pressure system, fully expensively fitted with electrical appliances in the kitchen, big covered parking and big storage room, off Athallassa Av-

TO LET NICOSIA enue 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). 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 ******************************

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upstairs, bathroom, double bdrm opening to large veranda. Furnished, solar panels, a/c (hot/cold). Rent €375 per month. Tel. 25378504, 99686661. ***************************** GROUND FLOOR 3 bedroom house, fully furnished, 2 bathrooms, renovated, electrical equipment, fitted kitchen, laundry small room, a/c, rolex windows, big veranda, good price, Apostolos Andreas-Haraki, 99-497576, 99-886775, 99-924444 ***************************** LIMASSOL, RENT: Office of around 110 m2, with partitions, split units, kitchenette and parking in a peaceful, green yet central area at Helladion House(off. 201), 5 Andrea Kalvou Str. For viewing, please knock on off. 202(2nd flloor). For further details, please call 25-521873 or 25731163 after 8:00pm. ***************************** LIMASSOL. Spacious modern 2 bedroom flat, tranquil block, central residential area, sea and mountains views. Full a/c. Solar water heater, power shower. Covered parking. Real wood flooring. Italian kitchen. New Sony TV DVD. Fully equipped. 99409829 ***************************** FOR RENT IN CENTRE OF LANIA village a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom modernised old village house. Unfurnished, 425 euro pcm Tel 99305491. ***************************** 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 ***************************** 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 ***************************** LIMASSOL OFFICE FOR RENT Brand new Office For Rent On Limassol’s most popular high street. Open Plan layout, 190sqm, raised flooring, struc-

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PAPHOS **************************** UNIVERSAL AREA, 2 bedroom modern furnished town house, communal pool Euro 450 per month Tel 99387842 ***************************** ANAVARGOS, 3 bedroom detached house, low maintenance garden, communal pool, very close to international school, Unfurnished or furnished, euro 550 per month Tel: 99239262 ***************************** EPISKOPI – PAPHOS, 3 bedroom bungalow, unfurnished, a/con, fire-place, spectacular mountain views, large established garden with irrigation, swimming pool, very quiet location, euro 650 ono – long term Please call Micheal: 99655636 - no agents **************************** GREAT VALUE STUDIO FLAT FOR RENT, - Large modern



studio flat in small residential block, in central Paphos, 5 minutes from town centre, 2 minutes from motorway, and 10 minutes from Kato Paphos. Separate Living area/ kitchen and bedroom. Fully furnished (washing machine etc.) Covered veranda, and undercover designated parking. Only Euro 215/month inc. communal charges. Phone 99-310481. **************************** AYIOS DEMETRIANOS 3 bedroom villa with swimming pool, large established garden, sea views, unfurnished, very quiet area. Euro 550 per month - ono. Call: 99127195 **************************** BEAUTIFUL, 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT, furnished and fully air-conditioned, situated close to Carrefour €330. And a 1 bed new apt, attractive and spacious, furnished with S.pool, in Chlorakas, 500 meters from the St. George hotel €290. OWNERS, TEL 99403261, 26934650 ***************************** GREAT VALUE STUDIO FLAT FOR RENT - Large modern studio flat in small residential block, in central Paphos, 5 minutes from town centre, 2 minutes from motorway, and 10 minutes from Kato Paphos. Separate Living area/ kitchen and bedroom. Fully furnished (washing machine etc.) Covered veranda, and undercover designated parking. Only €215/month inc. communal charges. Phone 99-

310481. ***************************** 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 ***************************** RENTAL BARGAINS ANARITA: NEW 3/4 bedroom luxury extra spacious villa with A/C, en-suites, utility and swimming pool. Extensive private garden and parking. From €600.

KATO PAPHOS – 3 bedroom fully furnished villa with A/C, swimming pool, garden and parking. €600 EMBA – 3 bedroom luxury villa with A/C, garden, parking and good views. €600. PAPHOS AND SURROUNDING AREAS: 1-2 bedroom NEW Unfurnished/ furnished apartments From €250. FOR SALE: please call 99 621 875 for many sale opportunities for all categories of properties. **************************** 1. YEROSKIPOU AREA, euro 380, beautiful 2 bed, first floor apartment, fully furnished,

TO LET PAPHOS large bathroom, large balcony. 2. YEROSKIPOU AREA, 3 bedroom villa with pool, unfurnished, large garden and ample parking. Main bedroom en-suite, ground floor w/c with cloakroom, separate kitchen area. Euro 500 per month 3. UNIVERSAL, 1 bedroom apartment on ground floor with garden, patio to front, well maintained complex with pool, fully furnished, euro 300 per month ono 4. MESA CHORIO, 2 bedroom apartment , modern furniture, fully equipped, one bedroom en-suite + one bathroom, panoramic views, well maintained complex with pool, euro 400 per month ono MANY MORE PROPERTIES AVAILABLE - CALL : 96753677 **************************** 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 **************************** PROPERTY TO RENT Chloraka: 3 bedroom u/f detached house, enclosed garden, A/C, oven hob extractor, €550 per month REF: JAP3V159 Tombs Of The Kings: 1st floor

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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS F/F apartment, 1 bedroom, st TV, A/C, sea views, communal pool €350 per month REF: JAP1A024 Peyia: 2 bedroom F/F apartment A/C, communal pool, Sauna, Gym. €425 per month neg REF: JAP2A191 Emba: 3 bedroom u/f house, A/C, white goods, communal pool, €500 per month REF: JAP3V053 Peyia: 2 bedroom f/f townhouse, sat TV, A/C, flyscreens, Cyta line, communal pool, €400 per month neg REF: JAP2T140 Kato paphos: 2 bedroom furn apartment, shutters, A/C, close to bar street. €400 per month REF: JAP2A186 Peyia: 3 bedroom furnished villa, com pool, enclosed gardens, car port, Internet access, nile sat. A/C. €500 per month neg REF: JAP3V193 Trimathousa. 2 bed f/f townhouse, pets allowed, enclosed garden, quiet road, village setting.REF: JAP2T190 Holiday property management/cleans changeover service available. We urgently require properties in all areas for waiting clients. JOHN ALICE PROPERTIES TEL: 00357 99984681 WEB: WWW.JOHNALICE-PROPERTIES.COM **************************** FOR RENT a selection of 1,2&3 bedroom houses & apartments f/f & u/f. Universal, Peyia, Tomb of the Kings, Tsada & Chloraka. Please view at our website or call 99329357. Fully registered company in Cyprus. **************************** 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

TO LET PAPHOS LEADING PROPERTY RENTAL AGENCY IN PAPHOS OFFICE: 26271858 (00357) IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY TO RENT WE ARE THE RENTAL AGENCY TO CONTACT OFFERING FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENT COLLECTION SERVICE 1. PEYIA €375 luxury modern 2 bedroom apartment. Beautifully furnished with modern furniture includes Miele kitchen appliances, fly screens, plasma TV with set up showing UK channels. Close to Peyia village on a great complex with gardens, large c/ pool, hot tub, indoor pool, sauna & gym. Undercover parking & storage. 2. UNIVERSAL AREA €450 spacious 2 bedroom townhouse situated in great central location, not on a complex, with enclosed garden & jacuzzi hot tub. Fully furnished with good furniture. Private drive for off street parking. 3. KAMARES €600 detached 3 bedroom bungalow, master with ensuite. Situated in the sought after residential area of Tala. Offering a peaceful setting with covered veranda and views of the sea & mountains. Fully furnished with gas central heating and real working fireplace for those winter months. A lovely home with character. 4. TALA €675 unfurnished modern 3 bedroom detached villa offering total privacy & breathtaking sea views. Includes underfloor heating plus real fire. Master with ensuite. Large storage room. Shutters & flyscreens. Covered veranda, garden with mature plants, private pool offering sea views. Off street parking. a beautiful home. 5. LOWER PEYIA €700 unfurnished 3 bedroom bungalow, master with ensuite. Spacious kitchen & living area. Enclosed garden with well & private pool offering sea views. Rental price includes pool cleaning. Covered veranda, private drive for off street parking. Situated in a quiet residential


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

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

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

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

TO LET PAPHOS area. 6. 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. 7. TALA €1300 magnificent modern 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa, furnished with designer modern furniture, though can be available unfurnished if desired. Large modern fitted kitchen with top brand appliances. Includes gas central heating & working fireplace. Beautifully designed & spacious with undercover parking, private pool & sea views. A must to see! 8. ANARITA €1800 amazing 4 bedroom detached villa, this stunning property offers top of the range modern kitchen. Spacious living rooms, all bedrooms with modern en-suites. Landscaped gardens with private pool offering total privacy & covered barbeque area, great for entertaining. Available fully furnished or unfurnished & includes gas central heating & so much more. Tel: 97790883 Tel: 99133422 office: 26271858 visit our website for many more properties email: info@ **************************** RENTAL POINT - PAPHOS PROPERTIES AVAILABLE TO RENT IN THE PAPHOS DISTRICT. JUST A SMALL SAMPLE OF AVAILABLE PROPERTIES. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL. CALL 97641764 FOR MORE INFORMATION. LANDLORDS CALL IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT.!!! 1. LOWER PEYIA – 5 bed 2 bath fully furnished villa set in good area. Open plan living area. Separate kitchen with D/W.W/M etc. 2 ground

TO LET PAPHOS floor bedrooms with bathroom. Stairs to 3 additional bedrooms and bathroom. Doors out to large roof terrace with views. Outside parking for 3 cars, large swimming pool, BBQ and water feature. Landscaped gardens. A/C. Euros 800.00 a month 2. TRIMITHOUSA 3 bed 2. bath unfurnished apartment/house set in quiet location with views. Open plan living area and dining area. Fully fitted kitchen with appliances . Guest WC. 3 double bedrooms. Family bathroom. Large balcony, off-street parking. Euros 400.00 a month. 3. KATHIKAS – 3 bed,2 bath unfurnished stone bungalow with no immediate neighbours. Open plan living area with fireplace with log burner. Fitted kitchen, utility room. 3 bedrooms, master with en-suite. Family bathroom. Parking, Swimming pool and landscaped garden areas. Very quiet area. Euros 600.00 a month 4. CHLORAKAS – 2 Bed, 2. bath fully furnished apartments (2 available) in good location close to amenities. Open plan living area with dining space. Fitted kitchen, 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom. Off street parking & comm. Pool. Euros 395.00 a month inclusive of municipal taxes. 5. GOUDI (near Polis) Outstanding 3 bed, 3.5 bath unfurnished villa. Set in a rural setting the property enjoys privacy with no immediate neighbours. Open plan living area, spacious fitted kitchen. Guest WC. Ground floor bedroom with en-suite. Stairs to 2 further double bedroom with ensuite. 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

TO LET PAPHOS parking. Euros 400.00 a month 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. LOWER PEYIA. 3 bed, 3 bath villa. Set in pretty location. Open plan living area, fitted kitchen. Guest WC. 3 bedrooms one with en-suite. Family bathroom. Pool, landscaped gardens and parking. Available furnished or unfurnished. Euros 550.00 per month. FOR FULL LISTINGS OF A PA R T M E N T S / T O W N HOUSES AND VILLA PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL LANDLORDS/OWNERS PLEASE CALL PLEASE CALL 97648440 or email:- **************************** REFURBISHED stone-built village house located in Kili Paphos. Consists of 3 large rooms 1 small. Traditional wood burnt fireplace, fully tiled secluded yard and garage. Tel: 99210610. ****************************

PROPERTY FOR SALE NICOSIA **************************** FLAT FOR SALE/RENT: ‘ITHAKI’ is a small 3 Storey brand new building, only 5 units located in quiet neighbourhood in Strovolos, near Falcon school. ITHAKI has only 2 completed 3 bedroom apartments per floor. And on 3rd floor an independent 3 bedroom penthouse with a roof garden. Italian Kitchen, big verandas, big storeroom and convenient parking. PANICOS STAVRINOU ESTATE AGENT R.N.497 99666703 email

FOR SALE NICOSIA **************************** FOR SALE - Strovolos - Nicosia, 2 storey 3 bedr semidet/house in a very quiet area, f/f, A/C & C/H., 3 bathrooms & large room with its own bathroom, behind the house. Large Veranda and parking for 3 cars. For Quick sale €290,000 - Owners 96560788 **************************** FOR SALE is a building with 4 flats, each 3 bedroom. 2 on the ground floor with yards, and 2 on the first floor. 2 on first floor completely renovated. Located in quiet area. Building recently plastered and painted. €850,000 negotiable Call: 99 330 908 **************************** FOR SALE PENTHOUSE between Armenias Str and Hilton Hotel. 3 bedroom, main bedroom with shower, c/h, fireplace, large verandas. For more information please call: 99467596. ****************************

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

PAPHOS **************************** LUXURY VILLA 550 sq.m in 1250 lot.,5 bed.6 bath. maids en suite, walk in basement, beautiful landscape, double garage, large pool, playground, well, quiet neighborhoot. Price 1.550.000 M. Phone 357-99432074,35799552585 **************************** BARGAIN UNIVERSAL AREA, 2 bedroom apartment fully furnished to very high standards, including all white goods + linen etc in small complex with communal pool, ready to move in €100.000 o.n.o Tel: 96753677 *****************************

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


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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 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. STOP, SHOP AND GIVE TO THE ANIMALS! ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME AT OUR CHARITY SHOPS!!!!! NOW OPEN !!! BOOKSHOP/INFORMATION CENTRE/T-SHOP IN POLIS CONTACT JUDY 99223572 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND DETAILS. SEE THE WEBSITE FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION OR TELEPHONE 26953496 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! SORROW IS WHAT PAPHIAKOS IS ALL ABOUT!!! UPDATE PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE OR FACEBOOK FOR THE STORY OF SORROW. EVERY MEMBER OF OUR CLINIC WEPT FOR THIS POOR DOG. PAPHIAKOS ARE DETERMINED THE FUTURE WILL BE BRIGHTER AFTER THE CRUELTY AND TRAUMA. Sorrow is progressing well but will need further surgery. If you can help with donations to assist us to bring Sorrow to full health please contact the clinic on 00357 26946461. 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

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

Tel. 99 293489, 99 279960 Email:


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

Open Door Baptist Church

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

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



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


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

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 3rd 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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Kids’ TV Call Of The Wild Deste Tous Greek FILM: O Vengos Soferantza Mila Mou Prasina Beyond The Break FILM: Loco Love A man agrees to marry the hottempered sister of a lottery winner to get financing for a restaurant. Romantic drama, starring Laura Harrin. 2004. O Anthropos Tis Thalassas Latin American telenovela. Melrose Place With News at 18.30. News Sports Time News FILM: To Save the Children A former police officer finds the pressures of life too much and snaps, taking the pupils at a local school hostage. Drama, starring Richard Thomas. 1994. FILM: Red Heat Action thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Belushi. 1988. See Film Picks. FILM: Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive An American couple build a house on the site of an old cemetery, prompting the local spooks to voice their disapproval. Supernatural thriller, with David Soul. 1992.

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Television PICK OF THE DAY Shirley Valentine (Novacinema2, 20.05) “That’s right Millandra, I’m going to Greece for the sex! Sex for breakfast, sex for dinner, sex for tea and sex for supper!” “Sounds like a marvellous diet, love.” “It is, have you never heard of it? It’s called the F-Plan!”. That line got by far the biggest laugh when I watched Shirley Valentine at the cinema - but I now realise that must’ve been a long time ago (23 years, to be precise) because that joke doesn’t even make sense anymore, now that The F-Plan Diet (a high-fibre diet developed by Audrey Eyton) isn’t the runaway bestseller it was in the 80s. Even going to Greece isn’t what it used to be, now that Greece is almost bankrupt and a British tourist - even a middle-aged Liverpool housewife - might be more likely to catch a cheap flight to Turkey, or even Florida. Not to mention that the cliché of the rugged Greek lover is now too much of a cliché to be taken seriously, even in a comedy. There’s another reason why Shirley Valentine is slightly dated now - but it’s a good reason. Female empowerment is now a given; we’ve gone through Girl Power and come out into post-feminism. No doubt there are still women living like

this, oppressed by petty-tyrant husbands (“We always have steak on Thursday!”), but they’re not so visible in movies and TV, especially in Britain; the culture’s moved on. In that sense Shirley Valentine was a pioneer, telling the tale of a woman who learns to love herself - “I’m Shirley the brave! Shirley the marvellous!” - a comic fable for the Age of Self-Esteem. Shirley is played by big-haired Pauline Collins, who was Oscar-nominated - though the film isn’t as demanding as the original play (by Willy Russell) which was a one-hander, just our heroine standing onstage delivering a monologue about the holiday to Greece that changed her life. She heads off on impulse, joining her flamboyant friend Jane, leaving her tyrannical husband and spoiled teenage daughter behind - but the film version (inevitably) has to show the actual holiday, meaning lots of travel-brochure shots and some cheesy scenes with moustachioed Greek waiter Tom Conti. The result is a bit like Mamma Mia!, only with better dialogue and no ABBA songs. And more sex, of course. Made in 1989.

Preston Wilder



White Wall (LTV3, 22.00) Haven’t counted how many punches are thrown in the two-minute trailer for this low-budget action fl ick, but it must be more than two dozen. Hopefully the fi lm itself offers something more between the punches - and the premise sounds promising, set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a quarantined city lurking behind a wall that was built to protect the world from a deadly virus. Shawn (James Boss, who also directed) grew up in a brutal orphanage where he had to develop excellent fighting skills; he now dreams of saving the world by curing the virus - and an opportunity seems to present itself with his long-lost brother, who also grew up in the orphanage but has since “followed a dark path,” as per the LTV synopsis. Likely to be violent, cheap and worthless, but we live in hope regardless. Made in 2010.

Red Heat (Capital TV, 22.45) The only well-known title on tonight’s Film Picks and it’s mostly well-known for not being very good, but there’s defi nitely a nostalgia value in its Cold War setting. Arnold Schwarzenegger (Ah-nuld!) is a maverick Soviet cop who comes to the US on the trail of a Georgian baddie, and gets assigned to equally maverick Chicago cop Jim Belushi; the two mavericks don’t always get on but eventually manage to work together, making for a vague-but-amusing political Message since their respective countries were still (just about) at each other’s throats. “Soviet method is more economical,” says robotic Arnie after torturing a witness into talking and the fi lm’s values aren’t exactly liberal, then again we are talking Reaganite America here; the action is as crude as the ethnic jibes, but the whole thing has a kind of unreconstructed, red-blooded quality that’s quite refreshing in our slick, more PC age. Made in 1988.

Blue Crush 2 (Novacinema1, 23.00) Another low-budget obscurity, but it’s a Nova premiere so we ought to Pick it - and the fi rst Blue Crush (showing next Saturday on Antenna, coincidentally) was actually a good fi lm, a surprisingly gritty tale of female surfers. This one, on the other hand, looks pretty feeble, a standard teen movie with an exotic setting (South Africa) and our young American heroine (Sasha Jackson) falling into adventure; she makes friends and foes, falls foul of the local “Queen Bee”, fl irts with the inevitable himbo, enters the equally inevitable surfi ng contest and heals some issues having to do with her late mother (also a surfer) who was born in South Africa. Think Shirley Valentine - another tale of a tourist fi nding herself with a younger heroine, no witty dialogue and really big waves. I mean really big waves. Made in 2011.

Blue Crush 2 (Novacinema1, 23.00)

06:40 Birth 08:25 Cine News 09:00 Summer Kids Zone 10:40 The Pelican Brief 13:10 Cine News 13:35 The Emperor’s Club 15:30 Final Analysis 17:40 Stars In Style 18:15 Shanghai 20:05 Shirley Valentine 22:00 Morning Glory 23:55 Fallen 04:10 Cine News 04:40 Desperado

07:00 Karina: Wild On Safari 07:25 Weird Creatures With Nick Baker 08:15 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 08:40 Breed All About It 09:10 Baby Planet 10:05 Wildest India 11:00 Wildlife Sos 11:25 Going Ape 11:55 Animal Cops Specials 12:50 Safari Vet School 13:45 Animal Precinct 14:40 Wildest India 15:30 Karina: Wild On Safari 16:00 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 16:30 Growing Up... 17:25 Cats 101 18:20 Dogs/Cats/Pets 101 19:15 Wildlife Sos 19:40 Going Ape 20:10 Cheetah Kingdom 20:35 In Too Deep 21:05 Wildest India 22:00 Rescue Vet 22:55 World Wild Vet 23:50 Animal Cops Houston 00:45 I’m Alive 01:40 Untamed & Uncut 02:35 Rescue Vet 03:30 World Wild Vet 04:25 Wildest India 05:20 Cheetah Kingdom 05:45 In Too Deep 06:10 Safari Vet School

01:10 The Weakest Link 01:55 Coast 02:55 Eastenders 03:25 Doctors 03:55 Spooks 04:45 The Weakest Link 05:35 As Time Goes By 06:05 Balamory 06:25 Tellytales 06:35 Bobinogs 06:45 Nina & The Neurons 07:00 Teletubbies 07:25 Boogie Beebies 07:40 Little Robots 07:50 Balamory 08:10 Tellytales 08:20 Bobinogs 08:30 Nina & The Neurons 08:45 Teletubbies 09:10 Boogie Beebies 09:25 Little Robots 09:35 As Time Goes By 10:05 One Foot In The Grave 10:35 Dinnerladies 11:05 Eastenders 11:35 Doctors 12:05 Coast 13:05 Inspector Lynley Mysteries 13:50 As Time Goes By 14:20 One Foot In The Grave 14:50 The Weakest Link 15:35 Eastenders 16:05 Doctors 16:35 Coast 17:30 Inspector Lynley Mysteries 18:15 The Weakest Link 19:00 Eastenders 19:30 Doctors 20:00 Bleak House 21:00 After You’ve Gone 21:30 Gavin & Stacey 22:00 London Hospital 22:50 2 Point 4 Children 23:20 Lead Balloon 23:50 Life On Mars 00:40 Fawlty Towers

07:00 Fifth Gear 07:25 Dirty Jobs 08:15 Deadliest Catch 09:10 Extreme Fishing 10:05 Mythbusters 11:00 How Do They Do It? ; 11:30 Destroyed In Seconds 11:55 Ultimate Survival 12:50 Wheeler Dealers 13:45 Overhaulin’ 14:40 American Chopper 15:35 Dirty Jobs 16:30 Mythbusters 17:25 Deadliest Catch 18:20 Extreme Fishing 19:15 River Monsters 20:10 How It’s Made 20:40 How Do They Do It? ; 21:05 Penn & Teller Tell A Lie 22:00 Mythbusters 22:55 Moments Of Terror 23:50 How To Command A Nuclear Submarine 00:45 Ultimate Survival 01:40 Penn & Teller Tell A Lie 02:40 Moments Of Terror 03:40 How To Command A Nuclear Submarine 04:40 Ultimate Survival 05:35 How It’s Made 06:00 Overhaulin’

09:30 Rally Raid: Silk Way 09:45 Fitness: The Box 10:00 Athletics: World Junior Championships Spain 14:00 Snooker: Australian Goldfields Open Brazil 17:30 Cycling: Tour De France 18:30 Cycling: Tour Of Poland 20:00 Athletics: World Junior Championships Spain 23:00 Olympic Games: Together To London 23:15 Snooker: Australian Goldfields Open Brazil 00:30 Rally: Intercontinental Rally Challenge-Magazine Inside Irc 01:00 Rally Raid: Silk Way 01:15 Motorsports: Motorsports Weekend Magazine 01:30 Athletics: World Junior Championships Spain

19:10 Burn Notice 20:00 Battle: Los Angeles 22:00 C.S.I. 22:50 Scream 4 00:50 Cine News 01:30 Adult Zone

19:00 Jumping The Broom 21:00 Extraordinary Measures 22:55 The Portrait Of A Lady 01:20 Sleepless In Seattle

21:00 Suddenly, Last Summer 22:55 From Here To Eternity

The Smurfs (Novacinema1, 16.05)

05:30 Jesse James Is A Dead Man 06:15 Family Guy 07:05 No Ordinary Family 07:50 How I Met Your Mother 08:40 White Collar 09:25 Criminal Minds 10:10 Jesse James Is A Dead Man 10:55 Family Guy 11:45 No Ordinary Family 12:30 How I Met Your Mother 13:20 White Collar 14:05 Criminal Minds 14:50 The Glades 15:35 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 16:20 Jesse James Is A Dead Man 17:05 Family Guy 17:55 No Ordinary Family 18:40 How I Met Your Mother 19:30 White Collar 20:15 Criminal Minds 21:00 The Glades 21:45 Sons Of Anarchy 22:35 White Collar 23:20 The Glades 00:05 Sons Of Anarchy 00:55 Jesse James Is A Dead Man 01:40 Family Guy 02:30 No Ordinary Family 03:20 The Goode Family 03:45 How I Met Your Mother 04:35 White Collar

07:00 07:00 Pawn Stars 08:00 The Universe 09:00 Patton 360 10:00 Pawn Stars 11:00 Ax Men 12:00 Irt: Deadliest Roads 13:00 Pawn Stars 13:30 American Restoration 14:00 Patton 360 15:00 The Universe 16:00 Irt: Deadliest Roads 17:00 Pawn Stars 17:30 American Restoration 18:00 Patton 360 19:00 The Universe 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 Ax Men 22:00 American Restoration 23:00 No County For Old Men 00:00 Pawn Stars 01:00 Ax Men 02:00 American Restoration 03:00 No County For Old Men 04:00 The Universe 05:00 Patton 360 06:00 Ax Men

07:30 Forget Paris 09:30 Call Of The Wild 11:00 Peacemaker 13:15 Action Zone 13:45 Fugitive 16:00 Friends 17:00 Duma 19:00 Action Zone 19:30 Entourage 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 C.S.I. Miami 23:00 After.Life 00:50 Hustler TV 02:20 Greetings From The Shore 04:20 Notorious 06:30 LTV Sports News

07:00 Baby Looney Tunes 07:25 Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs 08:15 Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures

08:40 Loonatics Unleashed 09:05 ScoobyDoo Where Are You! 09:30 Superman: The Animated Series 09:55 Big Cartoonie Show Nickelodeon 10:20 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:45 Fanboy & Chum Chum 11:10 X’s 11:35 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 12:00 Dora The Explorer 12:25 Spongebob Squarepants 13:15 Mighty B! 13:40 My Life As A Teenage Robot 14:05 Hey Arnold! 14:30 Icarly 15:20 Road Runner Show 17:00 Nba Action 17:30 Barclays Premier League World 18:00 Nascar Sprint Cup Series 21:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Laiki Bank Championship 23:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Barclay’s Premier League 01:00 K9 Nation 01:30 Pba World Championship 02:30 Momentum: What Drives You 03:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Primera Division 05:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Bundesliga

07:15 V I 08:00 Friends 08:30 Criminal Minds 09:15 The Mentalist 10:00 The Office 10:25 House M.D. 11:10 Boardwalk Empire 13:05 Fringe 13:50 V I 14:35 Criminal Minds 15:20 The Mentalist 16:05 Two And A Half Men 16:30 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 17:15 Chuck 18:45 Fringe 19:30 Grey’s Anatomy 20:15 According To Jim 21:00 The Big Bang Theory 21:30 Shameless 23:15 Desperate Housewives 00:05 500 Days Of Summer 02:00 Short Track 03:45 Two And A Half Men 04:15 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 05:00 Chuck 06:30 Grey’s Anatomy

07:40 Boiler Room 09:40 Jonah Hex 11:00 Dennis The Menace 12:40 Remember Me 14:40 Dummy 16:10 Everybody Wants To Be Italian 18:00 New York Stories 20:10 Rudo Y Cursi 22:00 White Wall 00:05 Daring! TV 03:40 Sleepy Hollow 05:30 Burn After Reading

05:45 Chico & Rita 09:30 Cine News 10:00 Salvation Boulevard 11:35 Films & Stars 12:10 Illegal 13:50 African Cats 15:25 Cine News 16:05 The Smurfs 17:55 The Romantics 19:35 Hollywood 1on1 22:00 Magic City 23:00 Blue Crush 2 01:00 The Resident 02:35 Blitz 04:15 Super

02:00 2012 American Le Mans Series Lime Rock Park from Lakeville 05:00 Speedway Grand Prix Gorzow, Poland 06:00 PGA Tour Highlights The Greenbrier Classic 07:00 Morning Dive 08:00 The Haney Project Ray Romano: A New Challenge 08:30 The Haney Project Ray Romano: Mental Breakdown 09:00 Golf Central International 10:00 European Tour: Alstom Open de France Final d. 13:00 Lucas Oil on the Edge Midget aces 13:30 Lucas Oil on the Edge TL Cup 14:00 Sports Unlimited 15:00 2012 American Le Mans Series Lime Rock Park Lakeville 18:00 PRE GAME 18:15 CHAMPIONSHIP LAIKI POPULAR BANK 2011– 12: APOLLON VS ALKH 20:15 POST GAME 21:00 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Highlights Charlotte o Speedway 22:00 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Highlights Dover International Speedway 23:00 Lucas Oil on the Edge Midget aces 23:30 Lucas Oil on the Edge TL Cup 00:00 Sports Unlimited 01:00 Golf Central International

07:00 Globe Trekker 08:00 Departures 09:00 Think Green 10:00 Opening Soon 10:30 Opening Soon 11:00 Journey Into Wine 12:00 Globe Trekker 13:00 Intrepid Journeys 14:00 Megalopolis 15:00 Travel Today 15:30 Essential 16:00 Globe Trekker 17:00 The Thirsty Traveler 17:30 Floyd On Africa 18:00 Opening Soon 19:00 Globe Trekker 20:00 Planet Food 21:00 Flavours Of Spain 22:00 Wild Camping 23:00 Globe Trekker 00:00 Intrepid Journeys 01:00 Planet Food 02:00 Flavours Of Spain 03:00 Wild Camping 04:00 Globe Trekker 05:00 Opening Soon 06:00 Journey Into Wine

06:00 Rose Marie 07:45 Spinout 09:20 The Oklahoma Kid 10:40 Lady L 12:30 A Patch Of Blue 14:15 Come Fly With Me 16:00 The Seven Hills Of Rome 17:40 Welcome To Hard Times 19:20 Gaby 21:00 Mutiny on the Bounty 23:50 Brotherly Love 01:40 The Fearless Vampire Killers 03:25 The Shoes of the Fisherman

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Across 8

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


21 22 23 24

6 Soon army heard about wave (7) 9 Lacking in humanity (11) 12 Electioneer? (8) 14 Pagan, he has most of the capital (7)





17 Violently cruel coming from Recife (6) 19 Tree on the shore, so it is said (5) 21 Deer initially had a run through (4)

Answers to crossword 2129

QUICK: Across – 1 Ambrosia; 6 Dram; 8 Primer; 9 Curdle; 10 Stability; 13 Born; 14 Has; 15 Crew; 16 Whirlpool; 19 Salami; 20 Rehear; 21 Myth; 22 Tick-tock. Down – 2 More; 3 Rome; 4 Stretch a point; 5 Archbishopric; 6 Derelict; 7 Aflutter; 11 Top-heavy; 12 Encroach; 17 Whet; 18 Talc.

Rating EASY

CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Stand-off; 6 Jute; 8 Quince; 9 Giving; 10 Astronomy; 13 Zeal; 14 Ads; 15 Late; 16 Electoral; 19 Alkali; 20 Icecap; 21 Tree; 22 Gigantic. Down – 2 Tour; 3 Nina; 4 Overshadowing; 5 Figureskating; 6 Juvenile; 7 Tinsmith; 11 Cellular; 12 Blockage; 17 Tern; 18 Taxi.

Rating HARD

1 Government monetary authority, do not expect to see it by the middle of the river! (7,4) 2 Amount Bill had for the tree (5) 3 Dry area for taking off and landing (8) 4 Slower to learn when it is more cloudy (6) 5 A page from the top (4)


Rating HARD




1 Sat around in part of the milk sauce (7) 7 His pup became pretentious (6) 8 Figure manure had been churned up by lake (7) 10 In the annexe no number for gas element (5) 11 Len cried angrily as he leant back (8) 13 & 14 Fellow found fault in inspection chamber (7) 15 In the Congo, big desert! (4) 16 Extra bey removed (3) 18 USA B-bill devoured frothy dessert (8) 20 Cut score (5) 22 Withdraw to place of seclusion (7) 23 System used by some trick-cyclists (6) 24 Having a connection with the land (7)


1 Iron lever (7) 7 Baleen (anag.) (6) 8 Ballet tights (7) 10 Wanderer (5) 11 Impudent (8) 13 Sister (3) 14 Trad (4) 15 Cease (4) 16 Definite article (3) 18 Unfasten (8) 20 Primula (5) 22 Exaggerate (7) 23 Excessively eager (4-2) 24 Realm (7)

1 Blend (11) 2 Hatred (5) 3 Intimidate (8) 4 Examine again (6) 5 Tale (4) 6 Component part (7) 9 Without limit (2,9) 12 Continental (8) 14 Resentful (7) 17 Unfasten (6) 19 Sober (5) 21 Gape (anag.) (4)



ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

Your ruler Mars, is now pushing deeper into your opposite sign of Libra. This could make you more proactive if you would like to succeed professionally, or more inclined to take the lead in all matters romantic. However, it is the role of jolly Jupiter which is so key, because the enthusiasm it helps you to generate with Mars, can prove to be infectious.

You enter a short phase when it is important not to let your imagination run away with you in a negative way. Someone may disappoint you in the next couple of days, but someone else can delight you. Take life’s setbacks in your stride and stay upbeat, because this can attract some genuine fortune your way. Just accept you can’t win ‘em all!

Your personal guide Jupiter forges a stunning angle with Mars now, but not one that is going to pass in the blink of an eye. These two are going to be egging one another on for the next two weeks. If you enjoy challenges, mental or sporty, you can be in your element in this time. It would also be a great time to travel. You’ll be very receptive to new influences.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

Someone who is around you on a daily basis could get under your skin a little bit during the rest of this week. Perhaps they will have a tendency to engage in small talk that bores you. Some gossip may do the rounds too. Don’t confide a sensitive piece of information to anyone you don’t know really well, and fully trust. You can be positive in cash moves.

It doesn’t automatically follow that every friend we have would turn out to be our ideal business partner. So if you have a moment of inspiration with one pal, consider the temperaments you each have, as well as the quality of the idea. That said, the desire to better your lot, is certainly set to get a great deal stronger now. Ambition bristles.

The trick over the next few days is to remain resolutely tuned in to the sensitivities of others, yet not be dominated by them. You may even find yourself called in to mediate between two friends who are finding it hard to see eye to eye. But this is certainly not a time to take anyone for granted. In fact, your people skills can see you thrive professionally.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

Well, you will have read and heard quite a lot about Jupiter entering your sign last month, and you may still be waiting for the upside. This can most certainly kick-in during the next two weeks, as Mars urges it on, and this is a fantastic combination, boosting your confidence, drive and desirability. This can empower you in so many ways. Go to it!

You can find yourself encountering someone that you can’t quite figure out. This person may not mean to be evasive or difficult, or even moody. But even if they are, remember this is their own inner stuff, not directly related to you. Don’t be side tracked, because if you can remain focused, this can be a time of tremendous progress and expansion.

You are going to have to just keep a little bit of a check on your focus, because there may be a part of you that wants to go at a million miles an hour, and do a million things! On the whole this is very positive, and this burst of exuberance is going to carry you forwards for the next fortnight. Channel it well and you can achieve a great deal.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

You might, and I stress might, find yourself at right angles to your own aims in the next few days. It’s going to be important not to react too hastily to the continuingly unsettling link between Uranus and Pluto. This can almost see you uncharacteristically rushed in your thinking, and be more sensitive to overbearing types. Don’t be browbeaten.

Mars and Jupiter really start to rev things up today, and the suggestion is that your penchant for figuring out what is really going on, even behind the scenes or around the politics at work, can start to put you in a stronger position. You may not say much, but you will certainly be observing avidly, or you can put plans in motion, using a degree of stealth.

During the rest of this week, the Moon and the Sun conspire to bring out the side of you which finds it hard to resist temptation - however innocent. So, whether it is feeding your chocolate habit, or creeping in to your local mall for a crafty splurge, don’t be surprised. You may even decide to splash out on a new feature at home, or for your garden.


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Sport Webber wins at sunny Silverstone

IN BRIEF Pedrosa wins German grand prix

Red Bull driver denies Alonso late on By Alan Baldwin AUSTRALIAN Mark Webber won a sunny British Grand Prix for Red Bull on Sunday to deny Fernando Alonso a second successive victory and slash the Ferrari driver’s Formula One lead to 13 points. Alonso, winner at Silverstone last year, had led from pole position but was powerless to prevent Webber powering past six laps from the end and then take the chequered flag with a three second lead. The victory was the 35year-old’s second of the season, after Monaco, and left the local resident with 116 points to Alonso’s 129 after nine of 20 rounds. He became only the second double race winner of the year so far. “Another great day for us and a great day for me to win here again. It is fantastic,” he said on the team radio before being interviewed on the podium by triple world champion Jackie Stewart. Webber won at Silverstone in 2010, again from second place on the grid, but he said Sunday’s win had taken a bit longer to sink in. “I don’t think I’ve had a win when I’ve got victory so late in the race. I don’t think Fernando had the right balance at the end of the race, but that can happen to any one of us,” he added. Webber’s team mate and double world champion

Sebastian Vettel was third on a dry track with the sun shining over the circuit after days of rain that had left the campsites waterlogged and approach roads clogged with traffic. The skies then opened in a sudden, torrential downpour as teams were packing up. “Thanks to all the fans out there,” said Vettel on his return to the podium after four races off it. “It’s been horrible weather for them, not just for us. But today the sun came out and British summer showed its best.” Brazilian Felipe Massa was fourth for Ferrari, his best result since 2010, ahead of the Lotus pair of Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean. Red Bull stretched their lead in the constructors’ championship with 216 points to Ferrari’s 152 while McLaren slipped from second to fourth on 142 behind Lotus on 144. Jenson Button’s British Grand Prix jinx continued, before a predicted crowd of more than 125,000 people, with the McLaren driver failing to stand on the podium at his home race for the 13th year in a row. The 2009 world champion, who has never finished higher than fourth at Silverstone, started 16th and ended up with only a point in 10th. “Our car doesn’t feel too bad, but everyone else’s must feel really good, because they’re a lot faster

than us. I was racing the Williams and the Sauber,” said Button. His team mate Lewis Hamilton, the 2008 champion whose win that year remains the last by a British driver at home, was eighth after losing out to Michael Schumacher’s Mercedes in the closing laps. He is now 37 points adrift of Alonso. Force India’s Paul Di Resta, the third British driver, had an even more miserable afternoon and retired after damage to the car on the opening lap when he was clipped by Grosjean. Brazilian Bruno Senna was ninth for Williams. Williams could have hoped for much more but their Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado collided with Mexican Sergio Perez on lap 12, ending the Sauber driver’s race. Perez said the stewards had to act. “This guy will never learn if they don’t do something. He could hurt someone. Everybody has concerns about him,” he told the BBC. Perez’s Japanese team mate Kamui Kobayashi provided another moment of drama when he overshot his mark at the pitstop and sent mechanics sprawling like ninepins, without suffering serious injury. “It was my fault. I overshot the braking. I had no practice running in the dry so I did not know how much I could push. I pushed too much and I apologise to the team,” he said.

Jumping for joy: Australian Mark Webber cut Fernando Alonso’s Formula One lead to 13 points

England looking to stretch winning run over Australia By David Clough

Captain Alastair Cook can reflect on an impressive ninth successive ODI victory for England

ENGLAND are eying a 4-0 NatWest Series victory over Australia, but admit they may yet consider resting first-choice players for the final match at Old Trafford. Alastair Cook spoke, after his team’s eightwicket win at Chester-le-Street over the weekend had established an unassailable 3-0 lead, of the cachet of a clean sweep against the old enemy - but also the possibility of once again employing the rotation policy. England’s selectors first caused a stir when James Anderson was prescribed a break for the final npower Test against West Indies at Edgbaston, a fixture his pace colleague Stuart Broad also eventually sat out. Then came a rest for the last one-day international against the Windies at Headingley, a match which was washed out in any case, for home favourite Tim Bresnan, Broad and Graeme Swann. Most recently, off-spinner Swann did not travel up to Durham as England took a safety-first approach with his sore bowling elbow. That was the first instance of a key player being rested before a series was won. As yet, no batsman has been given a break either.

Cook, meanwhile, can reflect on an impressive ninth successive ODI victory - and England’s seventh consecutive home series win in 50-over cricket - but he knows the job is not yet complete. “Four-nil looks a lot better than 3-1,” he said, looking forward to today’s day-night fixture in Manchester. “They will be desperate not to let that happen, but we have got to be just as hungry as we have been in these games. “It would be great to make it 10 wins in a row.” As for the possibility of a break from the packed schedule for one or more of England’s regulars, he said: “There is always a chance that we will rotate. “We want to win 4-0 but we will look at selection, like we always do.” Steven Finn certainly demonstrated that he appears to be thriving on his bowling, cutting down Australia’s batsmen with the new and older ball. The Middlesex fast bowler barely put a foot wrong, operating at a full length and making the most of favourable conditions to take four wickets as the Australians were restricted to 200 for nine. “You have got to discipline yourself (in helpful conditions),” Finn said.

DANI Pedrosa won the German MotoGp in dramatic circumstances on Sunday after his Honda team mate Casey Stoner, who started in pole position crashed out of the race on the last lap of the Sachsenring. The Spaniard claimed his first victory of the season, with compatriot Jorge Lorenzo second and Italian Andrea Dovizioso third. Stoner and Pedrosa, swapping the lead throughout the race, had both turned up the pressure during the final few laps, with the Australian in determined mood and hoping to open up a lead in the championship. However, the defending champion slid off the track while attempting to overtake Pedrosa, allowing championship challenger Lorenzo to claim second place and some vital points in the title race. Lorenzo now enjoys a four-point lead on top of the table and, talking to the BBC afterwards, cheerfully admitted luck had played its part. “Things can change completely in two races,” Lorenzo said. “At Assen we have zero points and were very disappointed but then we have luck from Casey’s crash today. Dovizioso, riding for Tech 3 on a Yamaha, held off the challenge of US Yamaha driver Ben Spies to take third spot.

Wiggins nails time trial win OVERALL leader Bradley Wiggins took another important step towards his dream of becoming the first Briton crowned in the Tour de France with an emphatic victory in the race’s first major time trial yesterday. The Team Sky leader clocked 51 minutes and 24 seconds on the winding 41.5-km course between Arc et Senans and Besancon, to leave all his major rivals gasping for air. Defending Tour champion Cadel Evans now trails Wiggins by 1:53 overall before the first rest day in the race and with the Alps looming. Vincenzo Nibali, never a specialist against the clock, limited the damage by finishing eighth, 2:07 adrift, but the Italian is already 2:23 behind the Wiggins in the general classification.


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Team GB captain Giggs targets a golden summer

Ferdinand ‘didn’t hear racial slur’ By Margaret Davis and John Fahey

Highly-decorated Welsh veteran ‘proud’ By Simon Peach and Claire Glancy TEAM GB captain Ryan Giggs believes he may soon be adding an Olympic gold medal to his long list of honours. The 38-year-old Manchester United veteran was named as skipper of the 18-man Olympic squad by manager Stuart Pearce on Sunday. Giggs, one of three overage players, will be making his first appearance at a major tournament this summer after a lengthy and hugely successful club career. The highly-decorated Welshman is proud to be representing Britain at the Games and believes he may well soon have another medal to add to his collection. “Obviously it is a tremendous honour to be part of the Olympics,” he told Press Association Sport. “Stuart has obviously given me the captaincy, which is even better so I am really looking forward to it. “It is a unique experience and one from the start that I wanted to be part of when I got the opportunity. “I think it just got more and more exciting as the Games got nearer and then when the squads were announced I was obviously really, really

proud to be involved. “We hope we can get gold. That is what the players are hoping for. “The players are winners and want to do well. You want that gold medal. “It is going to be tough because a lot of the other nations have picked good players and have got good team. “It is going to be tough, but we have a good chance.” Giggs had been expected to feature for Team GB alongside former United team-mate David Beckham this summer, but LA Galaxy midfielder was conspicuous by his absence when the squad was unveiled. “It is disappointing for David, obviously not being involved,” Giggs said of his omission. “As a friend I am disappointed for him but as a player you just get on with it and just try to enjoy the experience and that is what I am trying to do.” Giggs was also quick to turn attention back to football when asked about the politics surrounding Team GB. Much had been made of the reluctance of the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish associations to give their blessing to the unified GB team. As it is, no players have been selected from Scot-

land or Northern Ireland, although five Welshman, including Giggs, have included in the 18-man squad. “All I have seen is what is in the press, really,” Giggs said. “As a player and a Welshman, I just wanted to involved. “Just like the Welsh lads involved, they’re Welsh but we just wanted an opportunity to play for Great Britain in an Olympics on home turf so I think it was a chance we couldn’t turn down. “It was one we’re excited about and if other people want to disagree with then that’s their prerogative, but as a player I am excited and can’t wait.” Speaking of the appointment, fellow Welshman and Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy, who was also picked, said he was pleased: “He is probably one of the best players who has ever played the game. It is fitting he is captain and also I have been very fortunate to play with him for my country as well, so I know Ryan quite well. It is very fitting he is captain and is here.” Manchester United teammate Tom Cleverley was also delighted. “He is a great role model for our young players and I am lucky I get to see him day in, day out. He is a fantastic player, a fantastic professional and I am happy he is captain,” he said.

Ryan Giggs will be making his first appearance at a major tournament after a hugely successful career with Man United

Deschamps new France coach

Glory days: Didier Deschamps captained France to their 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 triumphs

DIDIER Deschamps has reached an agreement to be the new France coach, the French Football Federation (FFF) have confirmed. Deschamps replaces Laurent Blanc, who stepped down from the helm of Les Bleus last week following the fall-out of their Euro 2012 quarter-final exit to eventual winners Spain. A statement on read: “Noel Le Graet, FFF president, and Didier Deschamps have finished their talks and have reached an agreement for the appointment of Mr Deschamps as coach of the France team. Deschamps, who captained France to their 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 triumphs, was quickly installed as favourite to succeed Blanc after he left his post at Marseille by mutual consent last week. The 43-year-old guided OM to one Ligue 1 title and a record three successive League Cups in as many years on the south coast. Deschamps, who has also

previously managed Juventus and Monaco, endured a difficult campaign last season, however, as OM managed only 10th place in Ligue 1. As a player, Deschamps represented Nantes, Marseille, Juve, Chelsea and Valencia before hanging up his boots in 2001. He also won 103 caps for France, 52 of which were as captain. During his playing career he won a host of titles, including five league crowns in France and Italy, two Champions Leagues and two domestic cups. Deschamps’ first game in charge is set to be against South American champions Uruguay in Le Havre on August 15. He could be without a number of his star names before then, however, as the FFF continue to sift through the fall-out of a Euro 2012 campaign that was undermined by off-field problems. Last week the governing body opened disciplinary proceedings against four mem-

bers of the squad - Samir Nasri, Hatem Ben Arfa, Jeremy Menez and Yann M’Vila, who are set to be called in front of a disciplinary committee. Manchester City midfielder Nasri fell foul of the FFF following his heated argument with a journalist in the wake of Les Bleus’ last-eight loss to Spain, while Newcastle forward Ben Arfa was allegedly embroiled in a dressing-room altercation following the 2-0 defeat to Sweden in France’s final Group D outing. Paris St Germain midfielder Menez is to be investigated after allegedly gesturing at goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, while Rennes midfielder M’Vila upset the FFF when he ignored Blanc following his substitution against Spain. The unsavoury claims have brought back memories of France’s disastrous 2010 World Cup, when Les Bleus crashed out at the group stage after the players refused to train following the expulsion of Nicolas Anelka.

QUEEN’S Park Rangers star Anton Ferdinand dismissed insults traded with John Terry as “banter” and initially denied any racist obscenity had been used, a court heard yesterday. England and Chelsea defender Terry, 31, is accused of calling Ferdinand a “f****** black c***” during a Premier League game on October 23 last year. Yesterday Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that at first the QPR centre-half Ferdinand did not think any racist insult had been used. He shook hands with Terry and accepted that their clash was “handbags” and “banter”. But after the match, his then girlfriend showed him a clip of their exchange posted on YouTube, and he believed Terry had used the racist obscenity. Ferdinand told the court that if he had realised at the time he would have told officials. He said: “I would have been obviously very hurt and I probably wouldn’t have reacted at the time because, being a professional, you can’t do that. I probably would have let the officials know what happened and dealt with it after the game. “When someone brings your colour into it, it takes it to another level and it’s very hurtful.” Chelsea were down to nine men in the clash at Loftus Road, and Ferdinand and Terry began trading insults over a penalty claim, the court heard. Ferdinand said: “He called me a c*** and I called him a c*** back and he gave me a gesture as if to say my breath smelled. “I said to him, ‘How can you call me a c***? You shagged your team-mate’s missus, you’re a c***’.” This was a reference to Terry’s alleged affair with Wayne Bridge’s ex-girlfriend, Vanessa Perroncel. Ferdinand jogged down the pitch making a fist gesture to imply sex, he told the court. After the match, Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole told him: “You can’t talk to JT like that.” Terry then met Ferdinand to ask what had happened. “Mr Terry said, ‘Do you think I racially abused you?’. I was like. ‘No’,” Ferdinand told the court. “I said ‘No, that never came out of my mouth’. Then Ashley Cole popped his head round and said ‘Yeah, didn’t you say that to me?’ I said ‘I didn’t say that at all’.” Terry is accused of a racially aggravated public order offence, which he denies. He maintains that he was only sarcastically repeating what Ferdinand wrongly thought he had said.

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Home hero Murray’s big day ends in tears - again

Tributes pour in for beaten Murray

Scot is overcome with emotion

ANDY Murray lost the Wimbledon final over four sets to Roger Federer - his fourth grand slam final defeat in as many attempts. Several stars were in attendance to witness the Brit on Centre Court, while several others were cheering him on from home. Below, Press Association sport collates the reaction of those discussing the match on Twitter. “A fantastic performance. All of the people of Scotland can take pride and be inspired by @andy_murray” - Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond. “@andy_murray did himself, his family and his nation proud. Played like a champ. His time will come for sure!” - Ryder Cup golfer Rory McIlroy. “Hats off to Murray for a great fight. But we saw why Fed is the #GOAT (Greatest of all time)” - 14-time major golf champion Tiger Woods. “Murray unlucky there. Tried his best. Just ran into a tennis legend. Showed afterwards how much it meant to him, didn’t half feel for him” - QPR midfielder Joey Barton. “Hard luck to Andy Murray. He’ll get there eventually and it’ll be all the sweeter when he does” - Olympic cyclist and fellow Scot Sir Chris Hoy. “:( so gutted for Andy. I don’t know about you guys but I’m crying” - fellow Brit Laura Robson. “Well done @andy_murray no disgrace losing to the best that ever played tennis....great final to have been present at” - Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand. “Shoutout 2 @MiamiHEAT fan & STH @andy_murray on a great Wimbledon. Finals this year, Championship next year?” - Murray’s favourite NBA team, the Miami Heat. “Tut -who on earth would cry at a sporting ceremony?!? Well done Andy Murray - did us proud before during and indeed after” - Olympic rowing champion Matthew Pinsent, no stranger to tears. “@andy_murray just won hearts and respect of millions more” - boxing coach Adam Booth. “Federer, all hail, 7th Wimbledon championship. Andy Murray, you are a champion in my eyes, one day mate it will be you. #riseandriseagain” - actor Russell Crowe. “As it turns out , with that speech Andy Murray has won more than any Wimbledon title is worth . He has won the hearts of the Country” - broadcaster Eamonn Holmes. “Well done @andy_murray. Brave, brilliant, gracious. Tried your heart out. No shame losing to 7-time champ who you pushed hard today. #proud” - TV star Rory Bremner.

By Pritha Sarkar ANDY Murray discovered he can still “cry like Roger” Federer but “can’t play like him” as his dreams of ending “150,000 years” of hurt died on a floodlit arena at Wimbledon on Sunday. Two years after blubbing his way through a runnersup speech at the Australian Open, tears of despair were flowing again on Centre Court after Murray’s brave effort to end Britain’s 76-year search for a men’s grand slam champion unravelled under the spell of Federer’s magic. As the beaming Swiss hoisted the gilded Challenge Cup for a record-equalling seventh time -Murray looked skywards wondering what might have been. Federer’s 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 win left Murray sobbing, 15,000 Centre Court ticket holders deflated and 60 million Britons wondering if, and when, this agonising search for a men’s champion at one of the four majors will ever end. Since Fred Perry won the last of his eight grand slams at the 1936 US Championships, 286 majors have come and gone without a British men’s champion in sight. Winners have emerged from Egypt to Ecuador, from Romania to Mexico, from Croatia to South Africa, from Hungary to Argentina. Twenty two different nations have lorded over all and sundry. But the country that hosts the most famous tennis tournament in the world has effectively become a laughing stock for failing to produce a male champion for more than

It’s all a bit too much: Andy Murray broke down in tears during the post-match presentation ceremony three quarters of a century. “What is it? Like, 150,000 years?,” Federer had jovially quipped on the eve of beating Murray at the 2010 Melbourne Park final. When Federer realised that Murray would be in his firing line again on Sunday, he warmed up for the challenge by saying: “I always say in whatever country I am I like to play the local hero and Andy is exactly that here at Wimbledon.” Federer gave Murray the first set, teased him with break points in the second, tortured him during a tension-soaked 21-minute game in the third before trampling him in the fourth.

It was no wonder that Murray was a tearful wreck at the end of the three-hour 24minute contest which left Federer celebrating an astonishing 17th grand slam triumph and the Briton being consoled by sympathetic fans. “I’m going to try this - it isn’t going to be easy,” Murray told the crowd as he tried to hold back tears to get through his runners-up speech. “I was told the other day that ‘this is your best chance because Roger is 30 now.’ He’s not bad for a 30-year-old. He had some struggles early on with his back and today he showed us what fight he has got left in him. “I’m going to start crying

again... Everybody always talks about the pressure of playing at Wimbledon, how tough it is, ... the people watching make it so much easier to play - they make it incredible,” Murray added as he was given a rapturous round of applause. While there is no shame in losing a Wimbledon final to a player hailed by many as the greatest of all time, for Murray the task of finally ending his grand slam jinx after four final defeats will no doubt get harder and harder, especially since he has won only one of the 13 final sets he has contested. He also matched the miserable record of his coach Ivan

Lendl, the only other man in the professional era who lost his first four grand slam finals. While Murray will take heart that Lendl went on to win eight grand slam titles, at the age of 25 and playing in an era hailed as the greatest, time is fast running out. If Murray started to have any doubts, his conqueror on Sunday offered some words of encouragement. “Things just didn’t quite turn out for him in the finals that he hoped for. But today I’m sure he got another step closer to a grand slam title for him. I really do believe and hope for him that he’s going to win one soon.”

Champ Serena turns attention to third Olympic gold medal By David Smith

Sister act: Serena Williams (left) followed up her singles triumph by teaming up with big sis Venus to win the doubles

IF sheer dogged determination is the fuel to fire Olympic success, then Serena and Venus Williams will surely maintain their gold medal dominance when they return to Wimbledon for the Games. Following Serena’s women’s singles championship victory at the All England Club on Saturday which brought her level with Venus’ five Wimbledon singles titles, and their subsequent triumph together in the women’s doubles, the remarkable sisters revealed the motivations that make them such forces on the tennis court. Serena, who completed an

amazing comeback from a serious foot injury and a lifethreatening blood clot condition by beating third seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5- 7, 6-2, admitted: “I don’t know if I would have won if Venus didn’t exist. I don’t even know if I would own a Grand Slam title or if I would play tennis. “Growing up I copied Venus, everything she did. She was a real big influence on me. When she started winning, I wanted it so bad. When she became No 1, I had to be No 1. I had to work harder. I am just amazed by her playing and doing so well.” Especially so in light of Venus, at 32 the older of the two women by two years, falling

victim to fatigue inducing Sjogren’s Syndrome. It was a condition that almost kept her out of contention to make the United States Olympic team. After joining with Serena to beat Czech sixth seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-5, 6-4 in the doubles final she said: “I fought everything to be in the next Olympics. “Our dad made us watch (Olympic) documentaries growing up. He wanted us to play for him, so in the beginning we played because he wanted us to. But it became our dream. It’s definitely the pinnacle of sport.” The Williams sisters have never lost in Olympics doubles competition, striking gold together in 2000 and 2008.

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Sport Murray vows to rise again after final agony By Chris Jones ANDY Murray insists he has not been mentally scarred by his Wimbledon Final defeat and is aiming for Olympic glory and a first Grand Slam title at the US Open. However, after the 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 loss to Roger Federer, the British No.1 admitted he would be “stupid” to continue practising, so is taking a break to ensure he is in perfect shape for the major challenges over the next couple of months. By coming within a couple of break points of serving for a two-set lead before the rain saw the Centre Court roof closed to provide Federer with the indoor arena he loves, Murray is convinced the gap between himself and the top three - Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal - is closer than ever. This was Murray’s fourth Grand Slam final loss and it is up to coach Ivan Lendl to make sure the mental aspects of the defeat do not undermine his chances at the Olympics and the US Open, which starts at the end of next month. Equally importantly, his trainers and physiotherapist will take care of the bumps, bruises - and Murray’s ongoing back ailment. Murray exposed the depth of the emotional effects of this defeat when he broke down in tears making a speech to the Centre Court crowd but is taking a sensible approach to his upcoming commitments. The 25-year-old said: “You have to be intelligent and I must make sure I take the right amount of time off because it would be stupid to go back on court - my mind and body are not in the right place at the moment. “I must take the right amount of rest to make

sure I am good to go for the Olympics and the US Open. My body will need to be in good shape. I’ve got bruises all over my body because I fell over a lot of times.” Despite the agony of losing all four Grand Slam finals he has appeared in, Murray believes he is getting closer. “I didn’t believe there was a gap between me and the top three players. The only place people should be judging me is at the Grand Slams, not the other tournaments. That is where I need to play best - not at the Masters series and other tour tournaments. “I performed well in Australia in January and lost a tough one in the semi-final against Novak Djokovic and felt I have been improving in recent months despite the back injury. The other guys are also improving but there isn’t that much of a gap between us now.” Murray will take comfort from pushing, arguably, the greatest player in history so hard and producing some of his best tennis in a Grand Slam final. That had not been the case in the three previous attempts, where he had failed to win a set. He said: “That is the best I’ve played in a Grand Slam final, this was my first Wimbledon Final and I am still improving - which is all I can do. I created chances, went up a set and it was a long match. “Even the last two sets, I still had chances and the game where I got broken in the third set was a very, very long game. I had a lot of game points. It wasn’t like I gave away bad games or stupid games. I made good decisions for the most part, so I’m happy with that.” MURRAY’S BIG DAY ENDS IN TEARS - AGAIN PAGE 31

Emotional: Andy Murray gave a good account of himself but it wasn’t to be as Britain’s long wait goes on

Team GB captain Giggs targets golden summer 30


Seventh heaven: Roger Federer can’t stop smiling as he shows off the famous trophy after a brilliant display

Federer: I never stopped believing By Ed Osmond


OGER Federer never doubted his ability to win grand slam titles during a two and a half year drought in which he was written off in some quarters and passed the 30 year age barrier that often signals the beginning of the end for top tennis players. After winning his recordequalling seventh Wimbledon title with an emphatic four-set victory over Andy Murray on Sunday, Federer said he been delighted with his form over the past year despite suffering some painful losses. “I played an amazing French Open last year,” the Swiss told a news conference. “I was very close against Rafa (Nadal) in the final. And I did play actually very well here as well against Jo (Wilfried Tsonga). Things just didn’t turn out well for me.” Federer was knocked out of Wimbledon in the quarterfinals last year by Tsonga after going two sets up in their quarter-final and he held a match point against Novak Djokovic in the US Open semi-finals before suffering a painful defeat.

“I did play great as well at the US Open,” he said. “Again, unlucky. Djokovic played well, whatever you want to call it. But things were tough for me there.” Federer, whose last grand slam triumph was the 2010 Australian Open, said he always believed things would turn around for him if he continued to work hard despite Nadal and Djokovic’s dominance at the majors. “I played a lot of tennis, good tennis, but I wanted to win titles, not just lose in quarters and semis,” he said. “Then the confidence rose as I went to Paris and also to London. This is when I realised a lot is possible in 2012.” derer said his life Federer had changed enorsly since the mously h of his twin birth ghters in 2009. daughters ople “People forget etimes sometimes I do have twin girls,”” he said. at has had “That assive ima massive pact on my life. I think helped it’s my game e more than hing beanything e I think cause

I’m playing some of the best tennis of my life right now. “But just to be able to juggle everything together has been a challenge. And I think you learn from mistakes. You try to make it work for everyone involved. Hasn’t always been easy, I admit that.” The twins and Federer’s wife Mirka were on Centre Court to watch him dash Murray’s hopes of winning his first grand slam title and become the first British man to win the Wimbledon crown for 76 years. “The victory is a dream come true for me and my family, seeing them there,” said Federer who also returned to the top of the world rankings – matching the record of his 2 hero Pete Sampras of 286 numb weeks ranked at number one. “It’s big. “At Wimbledon I thi think Murray handles it so

Magic moment: Federer falls to the turf after beating Andy Murray

perfectly to be quite honest. I really do believe deep down he will win grand slams, not just one. I do wish him all the best. This is genuine. He works extremely hard.” Federer, 30, admitted he had not yet been able to assess the significance of his 17th grand slam title. “Honestly this one hasn’t quite sunk in yet for some reason,” he said. “I guess I was trying to be so focused in the moment itself that when it all happened I was just so happy that it was all over and that the pressure was gone basically.” Federer said he had received support from many people including former world number one golfer Tiger Woods. “He was very pumped up these last couple of days for me. He was very supportive,” Federer said. “It’s nice when other greats like this believe in me. They push me further.”

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