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Bank crisis leads BoC chief to quit Island’s biggest lender’s CEO says no co-operation to solve problems By Michele Kambas and George Psyllides


ANK of Cyprus CEO Andreas Eliades resigned yesterday, citing a lack of coordination in dealing with Europe’s banking crisis as his reason for leaving. In a letter to the chairman of the board on Monday, Eliades said the challenges “we are experiencing throughout Europe are exceptionally difficult, demanding everyone join forces, inside and outside the bank, to be able to tackle them.” “Because what is happening around us proves that this collective mobilisation does not exist… I have taken the above decision, judging that under these conditions I am no longer allowed to perform my duties,” Eliades said. Eliades was chief executive officer for eight years and instrumental in leading the lender’s foray into neighbouring Greece, where it is now heavily exposed to its debt mountain. He said he was leaving with immediate effect. Bank of Cyprus (BoC), the island’s biggest lender, rattled domestic markets by

unexpectedly seeking state financial support just prior to a regulatory deadline to bolster its core tier 1 capital last month. Capital requirements of the island’s second-largest lender, Popular Bank was a key reason for Cyprus requesting an international bailout on June 25. Both banks suffered record losses in 2011 as a result of a write-down in their portfolios of Greek sovereign debt, an impairment agreed by European leaders, including Cyprus’ president, to make Greece’s debt more sustainable. The decision proved costly for the island. As a result, Popular Bank now requires at least €1.8 billion from the state, while BoC Cyprus has asked for €500 million. The bank posted losses of €1.37 billion in its full-year 2011 results after the Greek sovereign debt write-down. For banking insiders, Eliades’ resignation did not come as a surprise. Reports yesterday suggested the Central Bank has also pointed the exit door to other board members. It has been suggested that


Giant ice telescope hunts for dark matter space secrets

French President Francois Hollande inspects a Guard of Honour at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London yesterday. Hollande held talks with Prime Minister David Cameron aimed at smoothing over a slew of recent differences as he made his first official visit to Britain (AFP)

SCIENTISTS are using the world’s biggest telescope, buried deep under the South Pole, to try to unravel the mysteries of tiny particles known as neutrinos, hoping to shed light on how the universe was made. The mega-detector, called IceCube, took 10 years to build 2,400 metres below the Antarctic ice. At one cubic km, it is bigger than the Empire State building, the Chicago Sears Tower and Shanghai’s World Financial Centre combined. Designed to observe neutrinos, emitted by exploding stars and moving close to the speed of light, the telescope is under the spotlight in the wake of last week’s discovery of a particle that appears to be the Higgs boson - a basic building block of the universe. “You hold up your finger and a hundred billion neutrinos pass through it every second from the sun,” said Jenni Adams, a physicist who works on IceCube. IceCube is essentially a string of light detectors buried in the ice through hot water drilling. When neutrinos, which are everywhere, interact in the ice, they produce charged particles that then create light, which can be detected. The ice acts as a net that isolates the neutrinos, making them easier to observe. It also shields the telescope from potentially damaging radiation.

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Deputies call for civil servants pay to be cut

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MPs yesterday called on state officials to follow their lead and contribute part of their bulky salaries to the state to deal with the economic crisis, after last week’s party leaders’ meeting was presented with a 2010 list of the highest paid. Topping the list of the state officials – nicknamed in the media as ‘Golden Boys’ – is President Demetris Christofias, who including his expense allowance picked up €158,938 in 2010. Attorney-general Petros Clerides, his deputy, as well as the president and judges of the Supreme Court, came a close second, all earning €151,220 – including €18,000 each in expense allowances. The chairman of the public service commission, who made €127,970 in 2010, was third in line, followed by House president Yiannakis Omirou, who according to the list earned €126, 373. The head of the Committee for Protection of Competition (CPC), which recently made news over the lack of resources to efficiently carry out its task of protecting the public from profiteering, earned over €120,000; as did the heads of the Educational Service Commission and presidents of the district courts. According to the list, the ministries’ permanent secretaries earn way more than the ministers themselves, with the former getting €119,829 and the latter €103,055. Taxpayers also pay thousands a year – in some cases €6,000 for just one official – for “hospitality expenses”, used to pay for their official guests’ food and so on. After all this, it could seem like MPs – who earn much less at around €60,000 a year

Poor relatives: MPs are paid less than many high ranking civil servants - have a point in reacting to their salary cuts, a two year agreement to reduce them by 10 per cent is due to end this month. Green Party leader Giorgos Perdikis yesterday said he didn’t mind having 10 per cent of his wage deducted, but added that state officials should follow suit. “There definitely needs to be a general settlement regarding the high earners in the public sector,” Perdikis told the Cyprus Mail. “MPs should lead by example, but other state officials should follow that example.” He said all state salaries needed to be reduced. “These are times for more salaries, not higher salaries. This money should be given to the unemployed, those who are really

suffering the effects of the crisis, not those who are already earning way too much.” Perdikis added, “We say they should continue to cut the 10 per cent, but do the same to state officials too. I am not saying that if they don’t, then we won’t. I am in favour of this to continue”. DIKO’s Angelos Votsis, however, had a different take on the matter. “We feel that from the moment that for the past two years, we made this voluntary gesture and unfortunately nobody followed, the measure should not be renewed,” said Votsis. “MPs have already contributed 6.0 per cent of their pensions, as well as other contributions, so we feel MPs have already contributed enough to the state’s coffers,” he added.

Main opposition DISY’s spokesman Haris Georgiades said that even though MPs had already made many concessions, “everyone should understand and comprehend the dire economic situation”. He said the 10 per cent pay cut was just part of the contributions. “It is worth mentioning that MPs offered 6.8 per cent as a pension contribution. This is only now being proposed by the government to apply in the same manner for the president, cabinet ministers and other state officials.” Ruling AKEL spokesman Stavros Evagorou said his party would vote in favour of an extension of the measure, “until the government brings its final proposal on reforming and taxing benefits”.

MPs to investigate if banks misled investors PARLIAMENT yesterday launched an investigation into how hundreds if not thousands of people put their money into high-return bank investment products now worth a fraction of the original price. Reports yesterday said the Central Bank and the securities and exchange commission were also looking into the matter of convertible bonds after many people filed complaints that they were misled into investing. People complained that the risks had not been explained to them. The value is now a fraction of the original investment while banks have suspended interest payments. Both the Bank of Cyprus and the Popular Bank issued such bonds, which investors could have converted to shares if they wanted. “It seems we are faced with the destruction of many people who gave their savings to banks in the form of invest-

ment, while being told they were depositors,” said Demetris Syllouris, chairman of the House Institutions Committee. He said so far it appears there are many institutional investors and thousands of people who bought the bonds, thinking it was “a savings scheme and not an investment scheme. They thought their deposit was secure and on top of that they collected higher interest.”

Syllouris said he would not describe the scheme as fraud, but it was neither ethically nor morally permissible. The European Party MP said before accepting the deposit, the bank was obliged to fill a form called investor profile to determine if the depositor could go through with it. “I doubt it was done. I doubt if it was done properly,” Syllouris said. He urged the public not to

BoC chief quits post continued from page one one reason is the surprise application for state assistance when only a few days earlier the BoC board told shareholders it needed just €200 million to replenish its battered capital. This matter is currently being investigated by the securities and exchange commission. Pressure intensified after the lender announced it was not paying interest on its convertible capital securities last month while reports suggested that shareholders were not too pleased when the bank tried to sell its insurance arms to cover the capital shortfall. The BoC board will meet tomorrow to discuss Eliades’ succession.

sign anything from now on because some bankers may try to cover themselves by asking for signatures after the fact. One such investor told the Cyprus Mail he put in €120,000 last year, with the bank giving him 6.5 per cent annual interest - payable every six months – for five years. His investment is now worth €36,000. He conceded however that he did not read the agreement before signing. The man said he was told it was safe and he was counting on the interest payments to supplement his income. “The bank assured me there was no problem,” he said. AKEL MP Irini Charalambidou said it was the banks’ right to sell new products but at the same time they are obliged to fully inform their customers. “Our aim … is to examine whether procedures have been followed,” she said.

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Woman swallowed fluid from a corpse Incident in Limassol morgue highlights outdated facilities By Jacqueline Agathocleous A 45-year-old woman from Limassol, who worked as a porter at the district’s general hospital, was rushed into A&E on Monday after accidentally swallowing body fluids of a dead corpse. The shocking incident was made public by DISY deputy Efthymios Diplaros yesterday, who blamed it on dire conditions at Limassol General Hospital’s morgue. “A porter, woman, aged 45 years old, who worked at Limassol General Hospital for the past few years, was told to go together with a carer, to transport the corpse of a dead man who was recently being treated at Limassol Hospital,” said Diplaros. But he added that in her attempt to open one of the drawers where the bodies were kept, which is around three metres from the ground, she looked up and fluids from a corpse that was kept there a few days earlier – and which were never cleaned up – trickled onto her face.

“With her mouth open out of shock, the woman swallowed some of the fluids,” said Diplaros. The carer immediately made the 45-year-old take off her clothes, before they rushed her to A&E. The woman was treated at the hospital’s pathology ward. “She is constantly undergoing specialised tests as there is real danger of her contracting a disease,” said Diplaros. “She is in shock. We are calling on the Health Ministry to investigate the matter.” Health Minister Stavros Malas yesterday played down the incident. “I was assured that there wasn’t anything poisonous in the fluids, but for precautionary reasons, and because she was in shock, she was kept in and given a shot, just as a precaution,” said the minister, who added that the 45-year-old was then released without further problem. But the DISY deputy’s disturbing revelations didn’t end there. Apparently, according to Diplaros, the body of a man who died over six months ago

has been kept in the Limassol mortuary as no one has enquired over him, resulting in an intolerable smell. “The porters who transport the corpses are planning to protest and claim they will no longer execute their duties; the Health Ministry should investigate the entire incident and if the claims are confirmed, it should tell us what actions it is taking,” said Diplaros. Regarding Limassol’s outdated mortuary, Malas said the ministry was very close to opening tenders to get it updated. “It is something we have been working on for months and we are soon expecting to open tenders, to modernise the Limassol mortuary, which is the oldest we have.” Some bodies that were being kept there after not being claimed, have been buried, the minister added. “As they belong to foreigners, we can’t burry them by law as we need approval by their embassies,” Malas explained. “But from what I have been informed, as they haven’t been claimed, the hospital moved ahead with their burial.”

‘More prison riots should be expected’ President Demetris Christofias inaugurated the newlyrenovated camp site in Saittas yesterday, which is under the auspices of the Bishopric of Kition. Christofias said the camping grounds have been functioning for decades now offering especially children from poorer backgrounds the opportunity to enjoy the facilities

Cyprus prepares to receive up to 200,000 Syrian refugees CYPRUS has drawn up plans to take in up to 200,000 refugees from the fighting in Syria, where the crackdown by government troops against opposition forces has intensified in recent weeks. While the figures are a worst-case scenario, the number is equivalent to a quarter of the island’s population, a huge burden at a time of economic upheaval. If such a crisis does erupt, officials are hoping the European Union will step in to help. “We do not know what will happen in Syria, but in our planning we have estimated up to 200,000 refugees could arrive,” deputy Europe minister, Andreas Mavroyiannis said. “It will be a very big strain on us if it happens, so we will need help for sure,” he said during briefings in Nicosia. In 2006, during a month-long war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon, about 90,000 people fled to Cyprus by boat and on evacuation flights. Britain and the United States helped out, as many of those fleeing were foreign nationals.

By Stefanos Evripidou MORE FIRES and riots can be expected if immigrants continue to be held in detention in unsuitable locations for lengthy periods while awaiting their deportation, Ombudswoman Eliza Savvidou warned yesterday. Following the recent fire and riot at immigration detention wing Block 10 in Nicosia, Savvidou, who also heads the independent authority for the prevention of torture, said she felt the need to publicly voice her “strong concern” about the lengthy detention of migrants during deportation proceedings, “which in my opinion, gives rise to such phenomena”. Lumping people together for long periods in “inappropriate” conditions that violate human dignity will “inevitably lead to incidents” like Monday’s fire, “with unpredictable adverse conse-

quences for detainees and staff”, said Savvidou. The ombudswoman called for an immediate review of deportation practices to avoid similar incidents in the future. “Otherwise, I fear such incidents will be repeated with greater frequency, posing health risks to all who are in these areas, while exposing Cyprus internationally,” she said. On Monday, one detainee in Block 10 suffered minor injuries and four others were treated for breathing problems after a fire and riot broke out. This was the third fire by inmates in a week. Acting prison governor Giorgos Tryfonides said one or more detainees at Block 10 had set mattresses alight, with the fire spreading to a nearby cell, saying this type of incident occurred “frequently”. While an investigation is pending, the governor said

one motive heard was to protest against a detainee’s long detention in Block 10. The Cyprus Mail regularly receives calls from detainees held indefinitely at police detention centres in unsuitable premises originally built for short-stay purposes. Last week, an Iranian man called from a Lakatamia police cell saying he came to Cyprus to seek asylum seven months ago. But the day after his asylum application was filed, immigration officials arrested him in front of his wife and children and took him to the holding cells where he remains, awaiting the result of his asylum application. Savvidou has repeatedly raised these points with the ministries of interior and justice, who are responsible for the detention and deportation of migrants. “Unfortunately, to date, my concerns and recommendations have not been taken seriously by the relevant authori-

ties, who continue the practice of detaining migrants for long periods, often more than six months, in places completely unsuitable for long-term detention,” she said. The ombudswoman said “as a rule” a deportation order was almost always accompanied by detention in Cyprus which often went beyond six months. Under EU and national legislation, the authorities are obliged to examine all alternative measures before detaining someone set for deportation. The ombudswoman said detention should not exceed six months except in exceptional cases and only where efforts to deport that person continue. According to law, detention ceases to be justified once it becomes obvious there is no reasonable prospect of deportation for legal or other reasons. In these cases, the person in question must be immediately released.

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Home CYPRUS TODAY Penalties for late payers LAWMAKERS discussed a bill yesterday set to penalise those who do not pay their suppliers on time. According to discussions at the House Commerce Committee, those who are late paying will be charged €40 per invoice if they do not pay the amount within 60 days with an eight per cent interest rate on invoices that are pending. According to committee head Lefteris Christoforou, late payments create a big problem of liquidity in the market which in turn harms both it and small businesses.

Stricter checks MORE effective checks are needed to deal with water sports facilities on the island’s beaches, according to discussions at the House Education Committee yesterday. Committee head Nicos Tornaritis said there are a number of loopholes in the legislation, with police receiving around 350 complaints a year from bathers. Tornaritis, who said that there were several dangers involved with water sports and the boats used, called on the Communications Ministry to hold a meeting to group together certain relevant bodies and then to take immediate measures along the beaches.

Gas pipe CY STREAM Consortium will undertake the construction of an underwater pipeline that will transport natural gas from the Aphrodite field in Block 12 to shore, reports said yesterday. Founding members of the consortium include the Lanitis Group and Contempo Energy Ltd. The Electricity Authority (EAC) retains the right to become a full founding member at a later stage.

Spat erupts over borrowing from the semi state sector ‘He has mustered his known practice of twisting and brutally abusing the truth’ By George Psyllides THE state’s borrowing from semi-government organisations yesterday evolved into a bitter spat between AKEL and DIKO vice chairman Nicolas Papadopoulos, who the ruling party accused of trying to prevent them from supporting the state at a most difficult time for the economy and the country. AKEL spokesman Giorgos Loukaides said Papadopoulos was trying to terrorise semi-state companies to prevent them from funding the state in a deliberate effort to lead the state to default. Loukaides said Papadopoulos’ passion and animosity against the government and AKEL did not let him realise that his extreme behaviour was not hurting the government but the state itself, the country and its people. “Mr. Papadopoulos once again has mustered his known practice of twisting and brutally abusing the truth to attain his objectives,” Loukaides said. The spat was sparked by the government’s intention 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. Papadopoulos accused AKEL of putting party interests above those of the country. “The government and AKEL chose to perpetuate the myth that it was the

banks’ fault and not the government’s instead of taking measures,” he said. Because the government thought it would make it to next year’s presidential elections with the €2.5 billion Russian loan, Cyprus is now in the support mechanism and faced with the risk of default, Papadopoulos added. He said even after taking the semi-state organisations’ cash, the government is still short. The government said it would not be forced to default. “Those speaking of default are scare-mongering and irresponsibly spreading panic, causing huge damage to the economy and the country,” government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said in a written statement.

BANKRUPT He suggested, with his stance, Papadopoulos, was trying to bankrupt the economy to fulfil his scaremongering and to absolve the banks of their responsibility for the state of the economy. “For the good of the country and our economy, this scare-mongering must cease,” Stefanou said. Loukaides said Papadopoulos and his likeminded neo-liberals must say why it is a crime for the state to borrow from its companies when this is a common practice and the loans are secure. “If the loan during this difficult junction is reprehensible, then what is tak-

ing €600 million just from CyTA in the form of dividends?” Loukaides said of previous administrations. He then read out a November 14, 2007 news report in which DISY deputy chairman Averof Neophytou slammed the administration of the late Tassos Papadopoulos – in which AKEL were partners – over its supposed budget surplus. “And this myth that they corrected (the state finances) must be busted; they took 150 million pounds from the tax amnesty, they cut defence spending… they got 700 million from real estate sales taxes, they tripled VAT revenues, took 120 million pounds from semi-state organisations through so-called dividends and that is why they corrected the public finances,” read the report. “There was no problem then in taking money – never to be returned -- from semi-state organisations as dividends,” Loukaides said. He also charged that Papadopoulos on Monday censured CyTA’s management because they did not heed the advice of a company – a client of Papadopoulos’ law office – to invest €200 million in foreign bonds. Loukaides said “we should not even think of the possibility of default”, as he appealed for joint action to avoid such an eventuality. DISY’s Neophytou expressed regrets that for the first time in 52 years the country was in the unpleasant position of worrying

Finance minister Vasos Shiarly chaired his first EU Economy and Finance Ministers Council in Brussels yesterday, where ministers adopted a general position on draft regulations on strengthened fiscal surveillance of the euro area whether the state would be able to pay salaries and pensions at the end of the month. “In difficult times we all find the power to cooper-

ate, join forces and overcome the difficulties,” Neophytou said. “We have no right to create even worse conditions for our children.”

‘Government knew of liquidation problems’ THE opposition yesterday criticised the government’s handling of the economy following the publication of two letters from a finance ministry official who had warned of the risk of liquidity problems due to the way

the public debt was managed. In them, the director of the debt management department Phedon Kalozois, had warned in February 2011 the way finance minister Charilaos Stavrakis han-

dled the debt management issue could cause liquidity problems. “The lack of medium-term strategic management of public debt and flexible yearly borrowing policy inevitably leads to transactions of

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an opportunistic nature with the only parameter being temporary lending cost and uncontrollable levels of fiscal risks,” Kalozois said. Such risks included liquidity, “with the state being unable to settle its loan and other obligations.” Kalozois said Stavrakis’ position was that a yearly or other borrowing policy could not be adopted since financial data changed and there was a risk of failing to implement it.

Apart from a long-term bilateral loan from Russia, the cash-strapped government relied heavily on short-term borrowing for its refinancing needs, a task made harder after its sovereign bond rating was cut to ‘junk’ by all three major ratings agencies. DIKO deputy chairman Nicolas Papadopoulos said the letters proved that the government knew the risks. “The people who accuse us today of lack of patriotism simply chose to put their party interests above those of the country,” he said. “Not even Greece reached the point we are in today.” His DISY counterpart Averof Neophytou said it was a serious matter but should be investigated after Cyprus sorted out its bailout. “Parliament has an obligation towards the public to investigate this matter in depth because now there are documents,” he said. But first “we must put out the fire in our house” and then investigate the causes and the culprits.

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Fury at state land swap payout ‘The last in long line of unacceptable proposals from current government’ By Stefanos Evripidou THE GOVERNMENT’S decision to approve the friendly settlement between Greek Cypriot refugee Mike Tymvios and Turkey for the exchange of property north and south was met with widespread disapproval among political parties yesterday. All parties bar ruling AKEL saw as negative the cabinet decision to approve the transfer of Turkish Cypriot land in Larnaca to Tymvios as agreed in an amicable settlement at the Immoveable Property Commission (IPC) in the north, followed by the purchase of that land by the state for €13m. EDEK’s second vicepresident Costis Efstathiou yesterday described the decision as an “unfortunate development”. He accused the government of doing more harm to the national cause than those Greek Cypriot refugees seeking remedies at the IPC.

APPROVAL Giving an official stamp of approval to the exchange of property between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot refugees was “unprecedented”, said Efstathiou. EDEK considers it another “gift” that should be revoked and withdrawn along with Greek Cypriot proposals at the peace talks on property, a rotating presidency, weighted voting, Turkish settlers and rights given to Turkish nationals in a reunified Cyprus, he said. DIKO released a statement echoing the views of EDEK about this being the latest in a long line of “unacceptable proposals” to come from the current government. The minority opposition party questioned how it was possible for a near bankrupt Cyprus to give a semblance of legitimacy to the Turkish side while also spending €13m “to enable an act by an illegal committee of the pseudostate and the occupying power”. DIKO deputy Nicolas Papadopoulos said: “The exchange of property should not replace other remedies like restitution of ownership,” as this would serve Turkey’s aim to completely segregate the two communities on the island. He also questioned the wis-

dom of the Cyprus Republic paying for Turkey’s violations of property rights. DISY deputy Lefteris Christoforou said the government had a duty to discuss the matter with parliament and the national council before deciding to approve the exchange of property. The House Refugee Committee will discuss the Tymvios case tomorrow in an ad hoc meeting. AKEL deputy and committee chair Skevi Koukouma said the latest decision in no way opens the floodgates, arguing these were a very special set of circumstances. In 2007, Tymvios reached an amicable settlement with Turkey after applying to the IPC for a remedy against a substantial amount of property he owned in the north. The IPC offered in exchange 27 donums of Turkish Cypriot land in Larnaca. However, 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 against the Republic for refusing to allow the transfer of property, as well as an appeal at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and a complaint at the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, the body responsible for monitoring implementation of ECHR decisions. On Monday, Attorney-general Petros Clerides confirmed reports that the government had agreed to transfer Turkish Cypriot land in Larnaca to Tymvios and then purchase the land for €13m off him. He argued this was a ‘oneoff’ case as the amicable settlement had been endorsed by the ECHR in 2008. This is unlikely to happen again since a subsequent ECHR ruling put an end to Greek Cypriot property applications to the Strasbourg court, he argued. One legal analyst told the Cyprus Mail that the decision was bound to encourage more Greek Cypriot refugees to agree to an exchange of property at the IPC. According to yesterday’s Politis, three Greek Cypriots are on the verge of approving friendly settlements at the IPC for exchange of property, buoyed by the results of the Tymvios case. See editorial Page 11

TWO vehicles belonging to a senior OPAP executive in charge of the company’s branches in Cyprus were set alight at around 1:40am yesterday while parked outside his house in Nicosia. The fire department attempted

to extinguish the fires but the cars, valued at €100,000 and €11,000, were completely destroyed. Forensic tests showed the fires were set intentionally and the police said they had been started with malicious intent. The at-

tack appears to be the latest in what has become a string of arsons against OPAP; however police chief Michael Papageorgiou appeared reluctant to connect the car fires with the attacks against other OPAP betting shops.

Police chief: gambling legislation lacking LEGISLATION banning online gambling might have given the police “plenty of firepower” but they “expected much more,” police chief Michael Papageorgiou said yesterday. The controversial legislation, recently voted through parliament, which has effectively banned all online gambling in Cyprus while also heavily taxing existing betting shops, has been met with fierce resistance by owners of gambling agencies. They argue the law will put them out of business, while also providing an un-

fair advantage to the Greek state-owned betting agency OPAP, which is exempt from all these laws due to a bilateral agreement between Greece and Cyprus. Many have branded the string of recent attacks against OPAP betting shops a result of this legislation, with police saying they would station guards outside the shops during the night in the hope of preventing further attacks. The police however have their hands tied until the cabinet establishes the seven-member national committee for betting as required by the legislation.

He said until the legislation has been published in the official Gazette the police cannot begin enforcing it. Until that happens, they will be examining “what practical steps we will be able to take until it published.” According to international media reports yesterday, even the UK gambling group Betfair has threatened Cyprus with legal action stating that the legislation passed by the Cypriot parliament contained “serious flaws and, in some areas, is inconsistent with European Union law.”

Demonstration held at farm Fresh start for work of with ‘appalling conditions’ CMP with Bosnian lab By Jacqueline Agathocleous THE CYPRUS Animal Liberation Front (CALF) last night held a protest outside a farm in Nicosia suburb Tseri, where animals including donkeys, dogs and sheep have been kept for years in appalling conditions. In one recent case, the Front claims the farm owner administered a lethal injection to a pregnant donkey, killing her and her foal, after CALF volunteers attempted to get her out of there. According to CALF member Andrea Barlow, the farm is owned by the manager of a Co-op bank in Nicosia. “He has had these animals for a long time in such awful conditions,” she said yesterday. The animals, according to CALF, are all disease ridden and infested with tics and fleas – among others. “Our aim is to make the authorities arrest him,” Barlow told the Cyprus Mail. “People are demanding answers and are calling on the police to request a veterinary services’ representative to come and explain why they did not seize the animals.”

She said a group of volunteers recently tried to work with the owner and negotiate to at least free the donkeys. “There was a pregnant donkey there, which was in such a terrible condition.” But as tempers flared, one of the volunteers verbally insulted the owner, which prompted him to report her to the police. “So why are we here tonight?” said Barlow. “We want explanations. We want to know why the animals weren’t taken for an autopsy, why no charges have been launched against the owner and why no action has been taken.” The deputy head of the Veterinary Services, Kyriacos Georgiou, last night told the Cyprus Mail that efforts were being made for the animals’ welfare. In the past week, he said, two veterinary officials visited the farm four times. “The services only became aware of the problem a few days ago,” said Georgiou. “Today we found out that 12 of the 18 dogs that were there have been taken to a dog hotel, at the owner’s expense.”

By Stefanos Evripidou THE COMMITTEE on Missing Persons (CMP) yesterday signed a contract with a Bosnian genetics lab, putting an end to speculation that collaboration might resume with the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING). The three members of the CMP yesterday met representatives of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot families of missing persons, informing them that the contract between the CMP and the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Bosnia had been signed earlier in the day. According to the CMP, around 280 bone samples (corresponding to about 70 missing persons) will be delivered within the coming days to the ICMP genetic laboratory in Sarajevo for DNA testing. At the same time, CMP scientists will visit the ICMP to fine-tune the procedures. The ICMP genetic laboratory will start processing the samples, said the CMP, adding that it “continues

its efforts to secure copies of both the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot Family Reference Sample Databases (FRSD)” from the Genetics Institute in Cyprus to code them and provide a copy to the Bosnian lab. The CMP welcomed the beginning of a new chapter in the identification of missing persons in Cyprus, saying it was “glad to announce this fresh start”. Just last month, President Demetris Christofias was called by the Pancyprian Committee of Relatives of Undeclared Prisoners and Missing Persons to make a final attempt to keep the DNA testing of the remains of the missing in Cyprus. The decision to move the DNA testing to Bosnia came after repeated efforts to close the gap in a long-standing contractual dispute between CING, which has been carrying out the process since 2007, and the CMP. The dispute stemmed from the fact the CMP wanted to introduce new, stricter standards in the identification process from 2008, to mirror internationally-recognised best practices.

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Britain BRITAIN TODAY More flooding woe expected RESIDENTS across the UK were bracing themselves for further flooding with heavy downpours predicted to heap more misery on rain-drenched areas of Britain. Large swathes of the country were expected to be lashed by spells of further rainfall in the coming days as the ground remains heavily saturated and river levels teeter close to bursting point following a prolonged spell of wet weather. The Environment Agency (EA) has seven flood warnings and 36 flood alerts in place in England and said that more are likely to be issued in the coming hours. Pulses of heavy rain and showers were expected to hit most parts of the UK throughout the day yesterday with some of the worst-hit areas experiencing local rainfall totals of up to 60mm, according to forecasters. Experts also predict the unsettled weather will last until at least tomorrow.

Child protection guidelines NEW guidelines have been launched to help doctors protect children from abuse and offer support to those wary of reporting any concerns. The General Medical Council (GMC) said the guidance was developed following worries in parts of the profession that high profile cases and fear of complaints from parents were deterring some doctors from working in the area, and deterring other doctors from raising child protection concerns. The guidance states: “It is vital that all doctors have the confidence to act if they believe that a child or young person may be being abused or neglected. “Taking action will be justified, even if it turns out that the child or young person is not at risk of, or suffering, abuse or neglect, as long as the concerns are honestly held and reasonable, and the doctor takes action through appropriate channels.”

Residents lose missiles battle ALARMED residents have lost their High Court battle to prevent surfaceto-air missiles being stationed on the roof of a 17-storey residential tower block during the Olympics. A judge ruled yesterday residents at the Fred Wigg Tower in Leytonstone, east London, did not have an arguable case.

Cameron and Hollande find ‘common ground’

Lords bid in disarray following retreat

Meeting dispels talk of strained relations

PLANS for reform of the House of Lords were thrown into disarray yesterday after the Government ditched plans for a timetable motion to limit detailed scrutiny of the legislation to 10 days. The retreat saved David Cameron from suffering the coalition’s first Commons defeat in a whipped vote, but opened up the prospect of opponents of change blocking the legislation by dragging out debate until time runs out. And it threatens to place immense strain on the coalition, as Lords reform is the a key priority of the Liberal Democrats following their defeat on AV voting for Westminster elections last year. One senior Tory backbencher yesterday said the decision could lead to the coalition’s collapse and bring forward the date of the next election. Announcing the decision to drop the “programme motion” scheduled for yesterday evening, Leader of the Commons Sir George Young blamed Labour for siding with Tory rebels and said a new timetable would be put forward in the autumn. The announcement came just hours after PM David Cameron issued a last-ditch appeal to Labour leader Ed Miliband to rethink his plans to vote with the rebels. Cameron said he still expected to achieve “a very large majority” in the Commons on the principle of the Bill, which would create a 450-member Upper House of 80 per cent elected members serving single 15-year terms. “The prediction I would make is that there will be a very big majority for the Government’s Bill to reform the House of Lords. I think that’s absolutely vital and that will be a big step forward,” he said.

By Daniel Bentley, Sam Lister and Andrew Woodcock DAVID Cameron said he and recently-elected French president Francois Hollande found “much common ground” when they met in Downing Street yesterday. On his first presidential visit to the UK, Hollande was greeted with a guard of honour before talks with the Prime Minister. Their relationship has appeared strained since Cameron refused to meet Hollande while he was running for election. The Prime Minister has also caused dismay by saying he would “roll out the red carpet” for any French business seeking to flee to Britain to escape higher taxes under the new president. But at a joint press conference in Number 10, Cameron said they had had “good discussions” on issues ranging across trade, Europe, foreign policy and defence co-operation between the UK and France. They agreed that measures approved last month by European leaders to shore up the eurozone needed to be implemented “rapidly”, Cameron said. He said they also agreed that

British PM Cameron (left) said he and French President (right) Hollande had had “good discussions” on issues ranging across trade, Europe, foreign policy and defence co-operation between the UK and France (AFP) the European Commission’s proposals to increase Brussels spending by 14 billion euros a year were “unacceptable”. “There will always be areas where we don’t agree but we have found much common ground today, not just about European policy today but also how we develop European policy for Britain and for France in the future,” the Prime Minister said. Co-operation between Britain and France at the Channel Tunnel and seaports will “help to guarantee a safe Olympics”, Cameron said. “France is an essential and valued partner of Britain,” he added.

“Our economies are closely interwoven, French companies employ 180,000 people across the UK and we export more to France than to China, India, Japan and Turkey combined.” Hollande, speaking through an interpreter, said he and Cameron had the same goal of getting their countries back into economic growth. “With David Cameron, our relationship has been based on a common intent to put both our countries on the path to growth and recovery.” He acknowledged the two countries had “different positions” on the European Union but that each respected the

other’s position. “Britain has no intent to join the eurozone, France would like integration and solidarity within the eurozone - at the same time we understand each other’s positions,” he said. “Britain does not wish to slow down or to prevent the eurozone countries from acting, and France within the eurozone does not wish to oblige anyone to join. “So we should see Europe as having different speeds and each can act at its own speed, while respecting the other countries, and this is the way to build a relationship of trust and a strong relationship.”

Inquiry to continue after police officer’s murder DETECTIVES have stressed a “live murder inquiry” will continue after a man wanted for murdering a police officer was found dead in a churchyard. Essex Chief Constable Jim Barker-McCardle said it was vital investigations continued to establish what led to the double shootings which left Pc Ian Dibell dead and another man injured. The force is urging witnesses to come forward. He was speaking after Peter Reeve, 64, was found dead in a churchyard in the village of Writtle near Chelmsford. Reeve is believed to have shot himself. The force had launched a major manhunt and warned residents to stay indoors after Reeve ran amok in a residential street in the seaside town of Clacton, Essex, Monday afternoon. Pc Ian Dibell was killed as he tried to intervene. He has been described as a hero by colleagues. Another man, named locally as Trevor Marshall, 48,


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Russian Wikipedia protests internet law

WORLD TODAY Vatican decries illicit ordination THE Vatican yesterday condemned the appointment of a Chinese Catholic bishop without its approval, hours after a source said one of Rome’s own newly-ordained bishops had been detained in a seminary in China. In a move likely to strain already frayed relations with Beijing, the Vatican said it refused to recognise the ordination on July 6 of Reverend Joseph Yue Fusheng in Harbin, complaining his elevation by Beijing’s state-run Church overseer had not been blessed by the pope and was therefore meaningless. “All Catholics in China, pastors, priests, consecrated persons and lay faithful, are called to defend and safeguard that which pertains to the doctrine and tradition of the Church,” the Vatican said in a statement. Branding the act illicit, it said such unsanctioned appointments “cause division and bring suffering to the Catholic communities in China and the universal Church”. Any bishops who took part in the ordination would have to explain themselves, it added.

Russia WTO entry ratified RUSSIAN lawmakers voted yesterday to ratify accession to the World Trade Organisation, bringing the world’s largest country into the club that sets global trade rules after a tortuous 18-year negotiating marathon. The lower house vote, carried by a majority of 30 votes, seals Russia’s entry to the WTO under a deal reached last December that will oblige Moscow to cut import tariffs and open up key sectors of its economy to foreign investment. Russia’s $1.9 trillion economy, the world’s ninth largest, will officially become the WTO’s 156th member 30 days after ratification.

Timbuktu desecration ISLAMIST militants destroyed two tombs yesterday at the famous 14th century Djingareyber mosque in Timbuktu, classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site, residents said. About a dozen militants arrived in an armoured four-wheel drive truck, armed with pickaxes and hoes. They fired in the air to intimidate people and started smashing the tombs, said Ibrahim Cisse, who witnessed the scene.

Anti-Putin protesters say the new law could shut down websites in Russia such as Facebook and Twitter

THE Russian version of online encyclopedia Wikipedia closed its site yesterday in a one-day protest against what it said were plans by President Vladimir Putin to create his own version of the “Great Chinese Firewall” to block dissent on the Internet. Supporters of amendments to Russia’s information law, which were proposed by the ruling United Russia party and will be discussed in parliament today, say changes are needed to protect children from harmful sites. But leaders of anti-Putin protests say the new law could shut down websites in Russia such as Facebook and Twitter without a court order and is meant to stop their opposition movement, which is organised via social networking sites. “These amendments may become a basis for real censorship on the Internet - forming a list of forbidden sites and IP addresses,” Russian Wikipedia said in a statement. “The following provisions and wording undertaken for discussion would lead to the creation of a Russian equivalent of the ‘Great Chinese Firewall’ ...

in which access to Wikipedia could soon be closed across the entire country.” The changes to the information law would give government officials power to request the closure of Internet pages without a court order simply by blacklisting them. China has some of the most effective methods of blocking dissent on the Internet, tightly controlling what can and cannot be viewed. Under the changes proposed in Russia, if a website owner does not remove the content that is deemed inappropriate, access to the entire website in Russia can be blocked. Opposition leaders and ordinary Russians have used Facebook, Twitter and Russian networking site Vkontakte to organise protests and distribute antiPutin information since protests began over alleged violations in parliamentary elections last December. “This is basically an attempt to infiltrate the opposition’s last bastion - the Internet. It’s an attempt to kill the protest movement which depends on the Internet. To me it spells out ‘China’ which looks like the direction in which

we’re heading,” said opposition activist Natalia Pelevine. Since Putin returned to the presidency in May after four years as premier, parliament has rushed through legislation increasing fines for protesters who step out of line and is considering tighter rules for non-government organisations. The opposition says the proposed changes in the law, and recent raids on the homes of protest organisers, are intended to stifle protests against Putin. The Kremlin denies this. Internet sites provided the main platform for videos and photographs from bloggers illustrating alleged fraud in the December 4 election which gave Putin’s United Russia party a majority in the State Duma lower house. Russians see both houses of the legislative body as offering only token debate before bills are rubber stamped into law. The OSCE representative on media freedom, Dunja Mijatovic, said the law could pave the way for a crackdown on media freedom.

Congo warlord jailed for 14 years in landmark case Lubanga jailed for recruiting child soldiers By Thomas Escritt DELIVERING its first sentence, the International Criminal Court jailed Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo for 14 years yesterday for recruiting child soldiers. The Hague-based court was set up a decade ago to punish and discourage the world’s worst crimes through a system of international justice, but its critics say it has moved too slowly and failed to put its most important suspects on trial. Lubanga was found guilty in March of abducting boys and girls under the age of 15 and forcing them to fight in a war in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002 and 2003. At least 60,000 people are thought to have been killed. “The trial and sentence handed down today sends a strong message to those who recruit and use children during times of war,” said Anneke van Woudenberg of Human Rights Watch.

Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo listens to the first sentence delivered by the International Criminal Court (ICC), at the ICC courtroom in the Hague yesterday (AFP) But taking into account the six years Lubanga spent in detention during the trial, Lubanga’s sentence has only eight years to run. He could get parole earlier. Critics of the International Criminal Court questioned how big an achievement it could claim from sentencing Lubanga. “If you’d said at the beginning, this court would finish

one trial in 10 years, and that would be for a secondary offence like using child soldiers, people would have said they won’t waste their money on it,” said William Schabas, a law professor at Middlesex University. Some Congolese were also disappointed in Lubanga’s sentence, which compares to the 50 years handed down in May by another court in The

Hague to former Liberian president Charles Taylor for war crimes in Sierra Leone. “We had hoped he would stay in prison for life in order to ease the minds of the victims,” said Emmanuel Folo, a human rights lawyer in Ituri. Presiding judge Adrian Fulford criticised the ICC’s founding prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo, for his conduct of Lubanga’s case.

Ocampo recently completed his term. Lubanga’s sentence was shortened because of his good behaviour in the face of the prosecutor’s failure to disclose some evidence and giving misleading statements to the media, Fulford said. Lubanga’s Union of Congolese Patriots fought against militias from the Lendu ethnic group, including the Congolese Popular Army and the Patriotic Resistance Force in the Ituri region. Dressed in a grey suit, blue shirt and tie, Lubanga’s initial wariness gave way to growing confidence as Fulford criticised Moreno Ocampo. Some of Ocampo’s detractors said he had focused too strongly on bringing prosecutions mainly against Africans - although his defenders always said that was because Africa’s own justice systems were less able to cope. Suspects include Laurent Gbagbo, the former president of Ivory Coast, who is in The Hague awaiting confirmation of charges of crimes against humanity in his country. But others remain at large. Those include President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan, indicted by the court in 2009 and accused of war crimes in Darfur. Then there is Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, the subject of a worldwide internet campaign last year, who is accused of enslavement and using child soldiers.

Armed man who took hostages at French school complex arrested AN armed man who took hostages at a school complex just south of Paris has released them all unhurt and been taken into police custody, authorities said yesterday. The drama began early in the day as parents dropped their children off at the complex, which includes nursery and elementary schools, in the town of Vitry-sur-Seine, with residents from a variety of socio-economic classes.

French schools are closed for the summer but still run activities. Most hostages, who included children, were freed fairly quickly, police said, though one parent was held for several hours. All were unhurt. Shortly after releasing the last hostage, the man walked out, said Pierre Dartout, the prefect of the Val-deMarne region. Teams from the elite Raid police force

had been negotiating with him and took him into custody, also unhurt. One police official said the man was carrying a gun; others said they did not know what weapon he had. Little was known about the hostagetaker, but a judicial official said he was in his 30s, lives in Vitry and had no police record. In late June, a man took four employees of a bank hostage in Toulouse.

Authorities at the time had said he appeared to be mentally ill and ranted about religious motives. Toulouse is the southern French city terrorised by a gunman who police say claimed links to al Qaeda and killed three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three paratroopers. The suspected perpetrator, Mohamed Merah, was killed after a long stand-off with the Raid police.

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Assad proposes gradual steps to end Syria strife

UN and Arab League envoy for the crisis in Syria Kofi Annan (left) shakes hands with Iranian Minister for Foreign Affairs Ali Akbar Salehi in Tehran yesterday (AFP)

SYRIAN President Bashar al-Assad has suggested ending Syria’s conflict on a stepby-step basis, starting with districts that have suffered the worst violence, international mediator Kofi Annan said yesterday. The former UN secretary general met Assad in Damascus on Monday, launching a round of shuttle diplomacy to try to revive his moribund plan for ending Syria’s 16month-old uprising in which rebels are fighting to topple the authoritarian leader. Speaking to reporters after talks in Iran, Annan said Assad had proposed “building an approach from the ground up in some of the districts where we have extreme violence - to try and contain the violence in those districts and, step by step, build up and end the violence across the country”. Annan, who represents the United Nations and the Arab League, said he needed to discuss the proposal with the Syrian opposition and could not give further details. It was not clear how or where he planned to do this with opposition leaders, who

Egypt parliament reconvenes EGYPT’S Islamist-led parliament reconvened yesterday in an open challenge to the generals who dissolved the assembly last month, stirring up tensions with the military just 10 days into Mohamed Mursi’s presidency. Mursi, the first civilian president to take office after six decades of military men in power, recalled the assembly on Sunday. The body, dominated by Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood group and other allies, was dismissed by the army in line with a court ruling issued days before Mursi’s election. Shortly before parliament speaker Saad alKatatni opened the session, the United States urged all sides to engage in talks to safeguard the political transition in Egypt, a close US ally in the three decades under ousted Hosni Mubarak’s rule. “I invited you to convene in accordance with the decree issued by the president,” said Katatni, who like Mursi hails from the Brotherhood. “I would like to confirm that the presidential decree does not violate the court order.” The dispute is part of a broader power struggle which pits the Brotherhood - repressed by Mubarak and his predecessors - against the

generals seeking to keep their privileges and status and a wider establishment still filled with Mubarak-era officials. The parliament was elected over the course of six weeks beginning in November, under a complex voting procedure which the court later ruled was unconstitutional, declaring the lower house void. The then-ruling military said that meant the parliament had to be dissolved, but Mursi’s supporters say it should still be allowed to work until early elections are held after a new constitution is passed. On Monday the army defended its action to dissolve parliament, saying it was confident “all state institutions” would respect the constitution and the law. Nevertheless, the army did not take any steps to prevent lawmakers from entering parliament. After meeting to discuss Mursi’s decree, the supreme court said on Monday its decisions were final and binding. It was set to hear challenges to the presidential decree’s constitutionality yesterday. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday called for talks to resolve any differences.

Israel’s Olmert acquitted on major corruption charges ISRAEL’S Ehud Olmert was acquitted of major corruption charges yesterday but convicted of breach of trust, a lesser offence, in what was widely seen as a stunning victory for the former prime minister. Olmert resigned as the country’s leader in 2008 after the allegations surfaced, cutting short his pursuit of a peace deal with the Palestinians. “There is justice in Jerusalem,” a gauntlooking Olmert, 66, said after the ruling. Smiling broadly, he left the courthouse to a smattering of applause, hugging and kissing well-wishers. The verdict, which defied widespread

expectations of a full conviction, capped the first criminal trial of a former Israeli premier. The case touched off a debate on corruption among Israel’s ruling class. A three-judge Jerusalem court found Olmert not guilty of corruption charges that included allegations he received $150,000 in cash bribes from a US businessman and knowingly double-billed Israeli charities for overseas fund-raising trips. But it said he was in breach of trust when, as trade and industry minister before becoming Israel’s leader in 2006, he dealt with projects that involved one of his longtime friends.

Palestinian football player Sarsak freed from prison ISRAEL released a member of the Palestinian national football team yesterday after holding him in jail without trial for three years, during which he staged a four-month hunger strike in protest.

Mahmoud al-Sarsak, 25, alleged by Israel to have been active in the Islamic Jihad militant group, received a hero’s welcome on his return home to Islamist-ruled Gaza. Football legend Eric Cantona

and other international figures had signed a letter drawing attention to his plight. Israel had detained Sarsak in 2009 when he left Gaza to play football in the occupied West Bank.

Russia invites opposition leaders to new Syria forum say there can be no peaceful transition unless Assad, who tried to crush popular protests by armed force from the moment they began, relinquishes power first. After talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, Annan flew to Baghdad. He will present the conclusions of his tour to the UN Security Council in New York today, according to the French Foreign Ministry. Syria’s major ally Russia proposed what sounded like an alternative to the Westernbacked, anti-Assad “Friends of Syria” forum, with an offer to visiting Syrian opposition groups to host regular meetings of Annan’s own “action group” of states, which is more balanced between proand anti-Assad influences. “We would welcome the organisation of a regular session of an ‘action group’ in Moscow ... In any case we see the relevance in carrying

out such an event,” Interfax news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying. The Syrian National Council (SNC) - the main opposition umbrella group in exile - will hold talks on Wednesday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Its delegation of 10 members is led by the group’s chief, Abdelbasset Sida. 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. Russia, while having distanced itself somewhat from Assad by saying it would no longer deliver arms to Da mascus while fighting continues, says no transition plan can pre-suppose that Assad, whose family has ruled Syria for 42 years, will step down. But Western powers and allied Gulf Arab states say he

must go, and the Syrian opposition say that is their basic condition. The activist Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 17,129 people have been killed in Syria’s increasingly sectarian revolt pitting rebels from the Sunni Muslim majority against Assad’s Alawites, related to Shi’ite Islam. It said 11,897 civilians or armed insurgents had been killed by Assad’s forces, but that it could not determine how many fell into each category. It also estimated that 884 defectors had been killed. The Observatory put the death toll among Syrian security forces loyal to Assad at 4,348. The Syrian government has not given a death toll for security forces for several months but Assad said last week that most of the victims of the uprising were government supporters. The Observatory said some 100 people were killed on Monday, most of them insurgents. In the northerly Aleppo and Idlib provinces, which border Turkey, several towns were shelled.

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Oslo intervenes to head off oil industry closure

Italy eyes eurozone aid to ease debt pain

NORWAY'S government ordered on Monday a lastminute settlement in a dispute between striking oil workers and employers in a move to alleviate market fears over a full closure of its oil industry and a steep cut in Europe's supplies. The strike over pensions had kept crude prices on the boil with analysts expecting far quicker action by the government to stop the oil industry from locking out all offshore staff from their workplaces from midnight (2200 GMT) on Monday. Oil markets breathed a sigh of relief on news of the intervention and crude prices dropped in early Asian trade. Under Norwegian law, the government can force the striking workers back to duty and has done so in the past to protect the industry on which much of the country's economy depends. But it was slow to intervene in the latest dispute, and did so on Monday only minutes before the start of the lockout, citing potential economic consequences. "I had to make this decision to protect Norway's vital interests. It wasn't an easy choice, but I had to do it," Labour Minister Hanne Bjurstroem said

Spain gets extra year to cut deficit to 3% by 2014

after meeting with the trade unions and the Norwegian oil industry association (OLF). A full closure of output in Norway - the world's No. 8 oil exporter - would have cut off more than 2 million barrels of oil, natural gas liquids (NGL) and condensate per day. But the minister said her main concern was the potential cut in gas supplies. Norway is the world's second-biggest gas exporter by pipeline, with the majority of supplies going to Britain, the Netherlands France and Germany. "This could have had serious consequences for the trust in Norway as a credible supplier," she added. The oil and gas industry makes up about one-fifth of Norway's $417 billion economy. Leif Sande, leader of the largest labour union Industri Energi, representing more than half of 7,000 offshore workers, said workers would return to work immediately. The dispute has raised eyebrows in Norway, where oil and gas workers are already the world's best paid, raking in an average $180,000 a year. Offshore workers clock 16 weeks a year but cite tough conditions for their call for early retirement at 62.

Labour Minister Bjurstroem (centre) speaks following a meeting with Industri Energi labour union leader Sande

ITALY said yesterday it may want to tap eurozone aid to ease its borrowing costs as finance ministers struggled to convince markets they are getting a grip on the bloc's debt crisis, which a top European Central Banker said could escalate. Prime Minister Mario Monti, who is under intense market pressure to shape up his economy and avoid being drawn into the centre of the debt crisis, said Italy could be interested in tapping the euro zone's rescue fund for bond support. "It would be hazardous to say that Italy would never use (this mechanism)," he said after a meeting of European finance ministers in Brussels. "Italy may be interested." He is worried by a rise in Italian bond yields, which were slightly below 6 per cent yesterday having bounced above the day before. A sustained period above that threshold could open the way to 7 per cent, beyond which servicing costs are widely deemed unsustainable. Monti's comments show the two-and-a-half year-old eurozone crisis risks engulfing Italy, the bloc's third-largest economy and a member of the Group of Seven economic powers that is widely viewed as too big to bail out. Overnight, finance minis-

Spanish FM Luis De Guindos (left) and Italian PM and FM Mario Monti talk prior to an ECOFIN council yesterday at the EU Headquarters in Brussels (AFP) ters outlined an aid package for Spain - the eurozone's fourth-largest economy - but they struggled to convince markets it would help stabilise the bloc. The ministers agreed to grant Madrid an extra year until 2014 to reach its deficit reduction targets in exchange for further budget savings. They also set the parameters of an aid package for Spain's ailing banks. The decisions were aimed at preventing Spain, mired in a worsening recession, from needing a full state bailout which would stretch the limits of Europe's rescue fund and plunge it deeper into a debt crisis. Markets were disappointed the meeting did not offer more. The euro initially traded near a two-year trough against the dollar and hit a five-week low versus the yen, with sentiment

edgy as the focus shifted to a German court hearing. Germany's top court also addressed whether Europe's new bailout fund and budget rules are compatible with national law in a process influencing not just how to tackle the eurozone crisis, but how much deeper European integration can go. The hearing into complaints about the fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), and fiscal pact may indicate how long the court will keep Europe on tenterhooks. Anything more than a few weeks would mean a serious delay to implementing the ESM, which has already been postponed from July 1, and raise serious doubts about whether Europe will really get the extra firepower it needs to combat the crisis. "A considerable postponement of the ESM (bailout

fund) which was foreseen for July this year could cause considerable further uncertainty on markets beyond Germany and a considerable loss of trust in the eurozone's ability to make necessary decisions in an appropriate timeframe," German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told the court. Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann, a member of the ECB's policymaking Governing Council, went further and said a speedy ratification of the ESM fund and rules on budget discipline was no guarantee that the eurozone debt crisis would not worsen. "A temporary ruling does not ensure that the risks can be comprehensively limited. Conversely, a quick ratification is no guarantee that the crisis will not escalate further," Weidmann told the court.

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TOUGH Western sanctions are forcing Iran to take drastic action and shut off wells at its vast oilfields, reducing production to levels last seen more than two decades ago and costing Tehran billions in lost revenues. Iran struggled to sell its oil in the run-up to the European Union ban on July 1, yet it managed to sustain oilfield flows at lofty rates above 3 million barrels per day (bpd) by stashing unwanted barrels in tanks on land and on ships in the Gulf. But oil sales have now slumped to half the rate of last year and storage is running out. As a last resort, Tehran is carrying out "enforced" maintenance at its ageing reservoirs, say Iranian and Western oil sources, dropping output below 3 million bpd. It's a step that could make Tehran look as if it is caving in to the West and, in any case, leaves it trailing former rival Iraq in the ranks of the world's top oil producers. And if a big volume of oil is closed down, it will be difficult to bring it back online when it's needed, say Western oil experts. "We're now in a situation where we are being forced to reduce production - so we will prolong the rehabilitation of our oilfields," said an Iranian oil source, who requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the information. "But it's a mistake to think this will make us put our hands up. Iran will not surrender." Nor will Iran say very much, if anything.

Oil sales began to slow in March due to the rigorous restraints imposed by the United States and European Union, but Iran only conceded in June that exports had fallen significantly. As for lower production, an inevitable result of a sustained slowdown in exports, the Islamic Republic has gone further into lockdown mode - making it exceedingly difficult to obtain precise information. "In operations - upstream or downstream maintenance is not something unexpected," said an Iranian oil official, who insisted on anonymity. He declined to comment on whether Iran had taken the opportunity to work-over its oilfields with exports now running about 1 million bpd below last year. Western oil experts reckon tight storage and plunging oil sales may have forced Tehran to turn down the oilfield taps by at least several hundred thousand barrels a day. "I would guess that (oilfield) shut-ins will be more than 25 per cent - if not already, then very soon," said one European oil executive whose company has invested in Iran. "The pressure is definitely on, but it's difficult to know the details," said another senior Western oil executive. "What is clear is that the situation is extremely complicated and delicate and things are not being said in public."

BOB Diamond, the former chief executive of Barclays, has given up bonuses worth up to £20 million ($30 million) following his resignation over an interest rate-rigging scandal, the bank's chairman told a parliamentary inquiry yesterday. Marcus Agius, the man at the top of Barclays when its traders manipulated a global benchmark interest rate, appeared before a hostile panel of lawmakers as part of its investigation into a row that has caused widespread public anger and which threatens to draw in a dozen more global banks. Agius was the first Barclays executive to quit when the scandal erupted last week but that was not enough to protect Diamond, who was forced out a day later. Agius has had to stay on to find a successor to Diamond. "Bob Diamond has voluntarily decided to forgo any deferred consideration and deferred bonuses to which he otherwise would have been entitled to," Agius, 65, told the panel. "The maximum amount would be 20 million pounds." Diamond, 60, would however receive a year's pay and a cash payment instead of a pension, together worth two million pounds ($3 million), Agius said. Barclays confirmed the pay-off arrangement in a separate statement which quoted Diamond as saying he hoped his decision would help the bank move on. "The wrongful actions of a relative few should not detract from the outstanding work that Barclays employees carry out each day on behalf of clients and customers around the world," he said. "It is my hope that my decision to step down and today's agreement on my remuneration will help close this chapter and allow Barclays to move forward and prosper." Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed Diamond's decision to forgo his bonus.

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Tymvios case capitulation unlikely to be a mere one-off ATTORNEY-GENERAL Petros Clerides played down the government’s decision to rubber-stamp the agreement for an exchange of property between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot land-owners. The truth is that this was an unprecedented decision, which the government was forced to take because the ‘amicable settlement’ between Mike Tymvios and Turkey had been endorsed by the ECHR in 2008 and its implementation was being monitored by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. The government was in a tight corner from which it could not have escaped without being accused of disregarding the ECHR and not co-operating with the Council of Europe, which it has regularly appealed to in relation to the Cyprus problem. It could not be seen to be disregarding the ECHR, which Cypriot citizens had applied to on countless occasions, because it did not approve of the endorsement of the Tymvios settlement. It had to play ball regardless of the implications. And there are implications with regard to how the Cyprus government had been treating the property issue. Exchange of properties had always been supported the Turkish Cypriots, but for the Cyprus government it was out of the question. In the case of Tymvios, it did the unimaginable, paying him for Turkish Cypriot property in the south he was given by Turkey in compensation for his land in the north. Two schools and a number of businesses had been built on the Turkish Cypriot land, which meant the government had to pay for the land instead of issuing title deeds. In other words, the Cypriot taxpayer ended up compensating Tymvios in hard cash for his 600 donums of land near Tymbou. And it is no consolation he was paid €13 million instead of the supposed real value of €21 million, as Clerides seemed to suggest. The Cypriot taxpayer may have to compensate more refugees on behalf of the occupiers, even though Clerides, rather unconvincingly, insisted the Tymvios case was a one-off. Human rights lawyer Achilleas Demetriades did not share the Attorney-General’s view, saying that this type of settlement “signifies the start of a new approach, namely that exchange, in fact facilitated by the IPC (Immovable Properties Commission), is not out of the question”. As Demetriades pointed out, the government would have to give a plausible explanation for opposing a similar case of exchange in the future, considering it had already approved it once. A precedent has been set and without wanting it, the government has been dragged into IPC procedure. Escaping from it will be very difficult now that a precedent has been set.

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Why the world needs an international arms treaty Comment Bernd Debusmann


n the past two decades, experts monitoring the international arms trade recorded more than 500 violations of United Nations arms embargoes. Just two have resulted in trials and convictions. This telling statistic helps explain why diplomats, experts and arms control activists are in New York this month at a UN-hosted conference aimed at working out a treaty to regulate a vast market that so far has fewer rules than the trade in bananas. Where high reward-low risk activities are concerned, few can match the international arms trade, licit or illicit. The contrast between the number of embargo violations and the number of arms dealers held to account comes from a study, to be published later this year, conducted by a team led by James Stewart, a law professor at Canada’s University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Stewart looked into cases, dating back to 1990, that prompted UN panels of experts to report violations of embargoes imposed by the UN Security Council. “Despite extensive searches, we couldn’t find more than two convictions,” said Stewart, who worked as a prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia before joining academia. What were the two cases that broke the pattern of impunity for embargo busters? In 2007, a court in The Hague sentenced Dutch businessman Frans Van Anraat to 17 years in jail for selling raw materials for the production of mustard gas to the government of Saddam Hussein. Last January, Chile’s Supreme Court convicted two retired generals and seven others of illegally exporting weapons to Croatia in 1991. The case reached the country’s highest court after a long march through the military justice system. What is notable about the conviction is that the United Nations arms embargo then in place for Yugoslavia played no role in the court’s decision. It found that the accused broke local laws. Violating a UN arms

Some pro-treaty campaigners see the case of Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout as Exhibit A for the urgent need for global weapons regulations (EPA) embargo is not a crime in Chile, nor is it in many other countries. To date, only 52 governments have laws regulating arms brokers, according to Oxfam, one of the non-governmental organisations pushing for an arms trade treaty with teeth. Fewer than half those 52 governments have criminal or monetary penalties for illegal arms deals. Some pro-treaty campaigners see the case of Viktor Bout, the Russian arms dealer dubbed “Merchant of Death”, as Exhibit A for the urgent need for global regulations. Bout, who served as the inspiration for the 2006 Hollywood movie Lord of War, was sentenced to 25 years in prison by a New York court in April. But that sentence was not for having supplied arms to assorted armed groups and dictatorial regimes in Africa’s deadliest conflict zones in the 1990s, as UN watchdogs alleged at the time. Instead, Bout was convicted of conspiracy and terrorism charges stemming from sting


operation in which agents of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) posed as members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a guerrilla group that is on the US list of terrorist organisations. Bout agreed to sell them millions of dollars worth of weapons, a punishable act of “providing material support to a terrorist organisation”. Though Bout’s career has come to an end, there are “literally hundreds” of others out there who flourish by shipping weapons to governments and guerilla groups that violate human rights, according to Andrew Feinstein, author of The Shadow World, Inside the Global Arms Trade, a book that delves deeply into the often overlapping worlds of government-to-government arms deals and the gray and black markets in weapons. Shady deals that slipped through regulatory loopholes and circumvented embargoes

account for a large proportion of the guns used in civil wars from Congo and Angola to Sierra Leone and Sudan. In the Congo alone, the death toll has been estimated in the millions since the early 1990s. If activists pushing for a robust arms treaty are right, more than half a million people, on average, die every year as a result of armed conflict. Civilians top the body count. When the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon opened the conference which runs from July 2 to July 27, he termed the absence of a global treaty on the arms trade “a disgrace” and urged delegates to work for a pact with “real impact on the lives of those millions of people suffering from the consequences of armed conflict , repression and armed violence”. This was an ambitious task, he said, but achievable. Perhaps. We’ll know by the end of July whether the vast majority of the 193 nations in the UN who have spoken out in favor of a treaty mean what they say. The obstacles on the way to throttling the flow of unregulated weapons are as formidable as the scope of the proposed treaty - from tanks, aircraft and ships to missiles, submarines, machine guns and assault rifles. Small arms have accounted for most of the casualties in conflicts in the past four decades yet China, an energetic small arms exporter, wants them excluded from the treaty. Russia, which has been shipping weapons to the government of Syria, balks at a clause that would ban arms exports to recipients who might use them to violate human rights or humanitarian law. China, Iran and Egypt share such reservations. Under President Barack Obama, the United States, the world’s biggest arms exporter, supports the treaty in principle, a reversal of policy from the administration of George W. Bush. But the US still has reservations about including ammunition in trade controls. Anna Macdonald, who heads Oxfam’s Arms Control Campaign, has termed the New York conference a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to truly make the world a safer place.” Missing that opportunity would be a global shame.  Bernd Debusmann is Reuters’ World Affairs columnist



25 years ago Saturday July 11, 1987

Babe Ruth makes his Major League Baseball debut in America.

Police have arrested Yiannakis Ellinas from Limassol in connection with yesterday’s bomb explosion which killed two people and seriously injured a third. Ellinas owns a bus company in Limassol and was being held by the Limassol police for questioning, while investigations continue.

1975 China’s Terracotta Army uncovered near the ancient capital of Xian. More than 8,000 life sized warriors were buried around 206BC to guard the tomb of the first Chinese Emperor.

1979 Skylab, the first American space station, re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere after over six years in space, disintegrating over the Indian Ocean and Australia.

1987 The world population reaches 5 billion, double the number of people on the planet in 1950.

1995 The Bosnian Serb army forces Dutch peacekeepers to withdraw from the United Nations safe area of Srebrenica. The Serb army subsequently commits one of Europe’s worst genocides in Srebrenica killing in excess of 7000 Muslims.

35 years ago Monday July 11, 1977 A Kuwait minister negotiated with Arab gunmen today for the lives of some 30 hostages, including an ambassador, held aboard a hijacked Boeing 707 jet under the boiling desert sun. The 12 hijackers, believed to be Palestinians, Lebanese and Syrians, demanded the release from Arab jails of 200 prisoners, according to people they allowed to leave the plane.

45 years ago Tuesday July 11, 1967 A Soviet naval squadron sailed into Alexandria and Port Said today, and its commander said they were ready to cooperate with Egypt’s armed forces to repel any aggression. The fleet included two guided missile carriers and two submarines and were going to Alexandria and Port Said at the invitation of the United Arab Republic government.

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Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes wrap up a speedy divorce

Pink to release new album in September

Details of settlement to be kept private

GRAMMY-WINNING pop singer Pink will release her sixth studio album, The Truth About Love, on September 18, ending a roughly four-year record drought for her fans. Her label, RCA Records, described The Truth About Love as the singer’s “unique take on the different shades of love - the dark, the light, the happy and the sad.” Pink, 32, is working on the album with producer Greg Kurstin, the man behind the likes of Foster The People and The Shins. Pink’s new album follows her hit 2008 record Funhouse, which was led by singles such as Sober, So What and Please Don’t Leave Me. The singer drew on her separation from husband Carey Hart for the album, with whom she since has been reunited. Pink had the couple’s first child in 2011. The lead single from the upcoming album, Blow Me (One Last Kiss), hit airwaves last week. Pink rose to fame with her debut album Can’t Take Me Home in 2000. She moved from R&B to pop rock with later records. She has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and has had 11 singles in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

By Bob Tourtellotte HOLLYWOOD superstar Tom Cruise and actress Katie Holmes have settled their divorce, taking less than two weeks to end a nearly six-year marriage that captivated the world and prompted questions about raising their daughter in the Church of Scientology. Mission: Impossible star Cruise, 50, married Holmes, 33, who first gained fame on television drama Dawson’s Creek, in a glamorous wedding in an Italian castle in November 2006. Suri was born about six months earlier. The couple and their young daughter became a favourite of celebrity magazines and seemed happy until late last month when Holmes filed for a divorce in New York. Her move surprised fans and even Cruise, who was in Iceland shooting a movie. Since then, the media have speculated that the pair differed on raising 6-year-old Suri as a Scientologist, although neither they nor their attorneys would comment on the matter. “The case has been settled and the agreement has been signed. We are thrilled for Katie and her family and are excited to watch as she embarks on the next chapter of her life,” Holmes attorney Jonathan Wolfe of New Jersey-based

Happier days: the celebrity couple are going their separate ways after nearly six years of marriage firm Skoloff & Wolfe said in a statement. Cruise lawyer Bert Fields also released a statement saying, “Tom is really pleased we got there, and so am I.” But there was no direct comment from either of the stars. Instead, they issued a joint statement ahead of the announcement. “We are committed to working together as parents to accomplishing what is in our daughter Suri’s best interests,” the pair said in the

statement. “We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other’s commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other’s roles as parents.” As reports surfaced on Monday with purported details of the custody agreement, lawyer Wolfe released a new statement saying the deal was being kept under wraps. “There are numerous inaccuracies in the reports regarding the purported contents of the

agreement reached between the parties. The agreement is confidential and its terms will not be disclosed,” Wolfe said. Cruise, who rose to stardom in 1983’s Risky Business and became a major box office draw with 1986’s Top Gun, continues to thrill audiences. His most recent Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol sold nearly $700 million worth of tickets worldwide following its release in December 2011. But he generated a storm of criticism in the mid-2000s

during media interviews in which he attacked the use of prescription drugs to treat psychiatric conditions. His opposition to psychiatry was rooted in Scientology, considered a religion by backers and a cult by detractors. Holmes’ marriage to Cruise was her first. Cruise had been married twice previously to actresses Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman, with whom he adopted two children. Both those marriages ended in divorce.

Batman could fly, but Jane Fonda having ‘best’ sex he would crash and die HOLY crash landing Batman! The crime-fighting caped crusader could fly but if he did, he would smash into the ground and probably die, a group of British physics students have calculated. Dashing the dreams of comic fans across the world, four students from the University of Leicester said that while Batman could glide using his cape as he does in the 2005 film Batman Begins, his landing would almost certainly prove fatal. The superhero is back in cinemas later this month in The Dark Knight Rises and they suggested Batman should go shopping before trying a similar attempt to become airborne over Gotham City.

BIGGER CAPE “If Batman wanted to survive the flight, he would definitely need a bigger cape,” said David Marshall, 22, one of the students in the final year of their four-year Master of Physics degree. “Or if he preferred to keep his style intact he could opt for using active propulsion, such as jets to keep himself aloft.” In a paper titled ‘Trajectory of a falling Batman’, the group argued that if he jumped from a 150-metre (492-foot) high building, the 4.7 metre (15-foot) wingspan of Batman’s cape would allow him to glide 350 metres (1148 feet). However, he would reach a speed of 68 miles per hour (109 km per hour) before hitting the ground at a life-threatening speed of 50 mph (80 kph).

Jane Fonda, 74, says she has discovered ‘true intimacy’

JANE Fonda has been having the best sex of her life in the last few years. The 74-year-old star - who has been married three times - says she and her partner Richard Perry, who she first met 40 years ago, have discovered “true intimacy” and she is more confident than ever about her desires. She said: “When I had my knee replaced just over two and a half years ago, I found a lover. His name is Richard Perry, he is 70 and he is a music producer. “When I moved in with him I was still using crutches; we haven’t been apart since. “The only thing I have never known is true intimacy with a man. I absolutely wanted to discover that before dying. It has happened with Richard, I feel totally secure with him. Often, when we make love, I see him as he was 30 years ago. “At 74, I have never had such a fulfilling sex life. When I was young I had so many inhibitions - I didn’t know what I desired.”

Kardashian clan expands with new baby Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kourtney Kardashian, sister of Kim and Khloe, gave birth to a daughter over the weekend, adding to the reality TV family’s growing brood. “Welcome to the world, Penelope Scotland Disick! Kourtney gave birth to a beautiful baby daughter on Sunday, and the whole family is so thrilled to finally meet her! She is absolutely perfect!” Kim Kardashian posted on her official website on Sunday. This is the second child for Kourtney Kardashian, 33, and fiancé Scott Disick, 29, who have a twoyear-old son, Mason. The Kardashian family have become a dominant force in US reality television over the past few years, starring in four shows on cable network E!, three of which were created by Ryan Seacrest. Kim Kardashian, 31, is one of the highest paid reality stars on US television, with her 2010 earnings estimated at $6 million by news website The Daily Beast. Her family’s net worth was last estimated at $65 million (41.8 million pounds) in 2010 by trade magazine The Hollywood Reporter.

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The world: a place to visit Famous globetrotter wants kids out of the classroom By Alison Kershaw CHILDREN must go on geography field trips to fire their imagination and encourage them to study the subject, Michael Palin urged this week. The British writer, TV presenter and Monty Python star said he believes it is vital that pupils see the natural world for themselves, and suggested that it could be the case that youngsters are taken out of the classroom less often now than in the past. Ahead of a speech on geography to the Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) later this week, in an event marking the body’s 10th anniversary, Palin stressed the importance of the subject. “Geography itself is such a wide-ranging subject,” he said. “It’s really about the study of the surface of the earth, it’s relative to every single thing we do, what we eat, what transport we take to work, where we live, what houses are made of. “It’s an issue that directly relates to what we know of the earth.” Palin, a former president of the Royal Geographical Society, said the subject must remain in the British curriculum,

and be well supported. The subject is part of the new English Baccalaureate, which pupils achieve by scoring at least a C grade in English, maths, science, a foreign language and either history or geography. Last year’s GCSE results show that geography is in decline in Britain, with the numbers of students entering slumping by a massive 13,800 compared to 2010. “What we have to do now, and want to do, is popularise the subject, we’ve got to make it exciting,” Palin said. Work needs to be done to find out what would make geography interesting and appealing to schools. The former Monty Python star said that his love of the subject began at an early age, thanks to “two very good teachers” and because of the opportunities to “get out of the school building”. “I know it’s a bit different now, partly because people have got laptops and don’t have to go out. “We need to make sure that good teachers can fire the imagination of the children. “I’m not saying that they don’t have enough field trips. I suspect it’s less now, there are all sorts of problems about taking children out of school, and the re-

sources for the school itself.” He added that it is important for children to see things for themselves. “You have to show them a mountain, show them a power station, show them a nuclear site.” Palin, who is best known nowadays for his travelogues, such as Himalaya, Sahara and New Europe, said that if children are not given a geography education “they’re losing the ability to make up their own minds about the rest of the world”. Children should be taught facts and figures, Palin said, such as “where countries are, the physical world”. And in order to engage children about what’s interesting about geography, you have to deal with issues, like the environment, which many youngsters are interested in, he suggested. Once the groundwork is done and pupils know how to do things like read a map, you can move on to issues like “how we share our resources, population growth, food supplies and deforestation”. Palin added: “Teachers have to have a good tale to tell. “The next generation, future generations, are going to be around for the next, say, 120 years, they’re going to have a lot to deal with and geography is key,” he said.

Palin: children need to see mountains and power stations

Coveted award for University of East London THE University of East London won the ‘Outstanding International Strategy Award’ at The Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2012, which took place in London recently. The ceremony celebrated the talented and dedicated staff working to steer universities and colleges through a time of unprecedented change. UEL beat off stiff competition from the University of Birmingham, City University London, De Montfort University, the University of Exeter and the University of Nottingham to be crowned top of their category. The university was commended on its global reach initiative, which is central to the

university-wide transformation for excellence strategy and of which Cyprus is a major beneficiary. The UEL has just opened a campus in Nicosia. The judges were impressed by the number of ‘distinct threads’ running through the strategy, with a range of university schools and services fully involved. Judges were also impressed by the going global bursary scheme, a key element of global reach, providing UK based students with the chance to travel, linked to their studies, whether for a few days or a whole semester. The highly successful introduction of languages to the curriculum after a nine-year absence was also praised.

Annual tuition fees at English universities will reach £9000 maximum this September

Applications to English universities fall by 8.9 per cent after fee hike By Alison Kershaw THE numbers of UK students applying to start university this autumn has slumped by 8.9 per cent, official figures show. Just over 50,000 fewer students have applied to start degree courses from September, compared to the same point last year, according to the latest UCAS statistics. In England alone, the numbers of students applying has slumped by 10 per cent, a bigger fall than in Wales (down 2.9 per cent), Scotland (down 2.1 per cent) and Northern Ireland (down 4.5 per cent). The figures give the numbers of people submitting applications before the final June 30 deadline. After this point, students have to enter clearing to gain a place. From this September, tuition fees for English universities are due to triple to a maximum of £9,000. Education experts have previously predicted that the fee hike could impact on

application numbers, although it has also been suggested that population changes could have an effect. The figures also show: Overall applications, from both home and abroad, are down 7.7 per cent; Among 18-year-olds alone, the age when teenagers traditionally go to university, the numbers are down by 2.6 per cent, while applications from 19-year-olds are down 12.1 per cent; The number of male applicants is down by 8.6 per cent, and for females it is 7.1 per cent; Applications from EU students other than those from the UK have fallen by 12.9 per cent, but outside the EU they have risen by 8.5 per cent; The South West and the North East of England have seen the biggest drops, down 12.1 per cent and 11.7 per cent respectively. The West Midlands have seen the smallest fall in England, with applications down 7.4 per cent.

Alexander College celebrates graduates’ success LARNACA-BASED Alexander College held its 21st graduation ceremony last week at which it said farewell to 58 successful graduates and awarded them with their well-earned degrees. Over 600 guests attended the ceremony which took place at Larnaca’s Ktima Mackenzy. During the principal’s speech, Andy Loppas not only praised the accom-

plishments of the students and his staff members but also acknowledged the role of the parents and families, commending them on the sacrifices they have made for their children to provide them with a better future. Andreas Papoulas, Ministry of Education representative and Andreas Karittevlis, Aradippou municipality representative also paid tribute and touched on the college’s

contribution to Larnaca and Cyprus. The ceremony concluded with the presentation of various awards to exceptional students and also to two members of staff for their dedication to the college and over 10 years of service. This was then followed by the opening of the final show exhibition where all students’ creative work was put on display.

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Haywire (N/A) Rio 5 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.20, 8.10 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 Rock of Ages (12) Rio 2 at 6, 8.10 and 10.20pm, weekends at 5, 7.30 and 9.45pm. Tel: 26-207000 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (K) Rio 3 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.30, 8.30 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 Snow White and the Huntsman (12) Rio 4 at 6, 8.15 and 10.30pm, weekends at 5, 7.30 and 9.45pm. Tel: 26-207000

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

Other Events Paralimnia Festival With traditional songs, dances and food. July 11-13. Paralimni Centre and Protaras Tourist Area. Tel: 23-819217. email: 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

Tomorrow Theatre Miss Julie XMAS Productions presents classic work by August Strindberg as adapted by Patrick Marber. July 12-14. Latsia Municipal Theatre, 57 Yiannos Kranidiotis Avenue, Nicosia. 9pm. In Greek. €20/45. Tickets available at selected So Easy Kiosks in all cities Tel: 70-003313

Other Events Summer Movie Marathon Open-air screenings. July 12September 9. Konstantia Open-air Cinema, 15 Solonos Michailides Street, Nicosia. 9pm. Screenings every: Wednesday-Sunday. €5/free entrance for children in elementary school. Tel: 22-348203

Ongoing 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

Theatre 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

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, Amphitheater of School for Blind) 28th October Street Acropoli, Nicosia. 9pm. €10/17. With English and Greek subtitles. Tel: 77-772717/25-324015/26947037. 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 Yialloura Satiriko Theatre presents Cypriot play by Michalis Pashiardis, based on the poem by Dimitris Lipertis. Until July 29. Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre, 11-15 Vladimiros Kafkarides Street, Aglantzia. Every Saturday and Sunday at 8.30pm. In Greek. €12/7. Tel: 22-312940/22-421609

Exhibitions Jane Webster Solo art exhibition with10 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 Cooperation, 28 Markou Drakou, opposite Ledra Palace Hotel in the UN Buffer Zone, Nicosia. Open Monday-Sunday: 10am-6pm. Tel: 22-445740. www.

I Will follow you to the end of the World - Immigrating for Love Exhibition by visual artist Lia Lapithi influenced 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

Our Lady of Nicosia Exhibition about the church of Phaneromeni and it relics. Until September 30. Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 96-90 Phaneromenis Street, old Nicosia. Monday-Sunday: 10am-7pm. Tel: 80-000800 Terra Mediterranea – In Crisis Group contemporary art exhibition curated by Yiannis Toumazis scrutinising the current turbulence experienced globally, from both a political and a poetic stance. Until December 30. Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre 19, Palaias Ilektrikis, Nicosia. Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-3pm and 5pm-11pm. Sunday: 10am4pm. Tel: 22-797400. info@nimac.

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The prelude to the real party! IF THERE’S one thing that the public can count on, it’s that when the weather heats up, so too does the festival schedule. Summers in Cyprus are filled with all matter of artsy, edgy and just plain-old-fun festivals. This July brings an extraordinary confluence of music festivities. So far, Cyprus has embraced hypnotic oriental jams at the Ethnic Music Festival in Limassol to funky jazz beats at the Aglanjazz Festival in Nicosia, with more music events to follow. As we stare down into the remains of summer, brave music lovers, who are tanned, rested and ready to get their fest can now look forward to a new fixture on the music agenda this weekend. This year’s Ukrainian Kazantip Republic festival will be supported by a three-day-long prelude in Cyprus. This has been organised to support the official Kazantip Republic with the aim of becoming an ongoing, yearly event taking place in Limassol. So maybe you’re late to the game, but for those who haven’t heard of the ng Kazantip Republic, its a month-long ery alfresco beachside party held every he year in Ukraine. This year marks the ary 20th anniversary of the extraordinary electronic music extravaganza. Bear in mind this party is not yourr average party. First off, it lasts a whole omemonth. It’s a non-existent state someaws where under the sun that often draws comparisons with Ibiza and Burntry ing Man. Once you have your ‘entry visa’ (tickets) you can step into the vibrant, fascinating world of Kazantip where one can marvel at incredible structures on the beach, look on in amazement at the colourful, flamboyant, musice loving crowd, dance like you have

This Weekend Other Events Paddles for life ON SATURDAY, Y the calm waters of Limassol will resonate with the sound of beat-

never danced before to the beat of the world’s leading electronic music artists and watch in wonder as Kite Surfers zip across the air and the sea. DJs love to play there and the crowd comes back for more year on year. As ever, you can expect to see the who’s who of dance music on show – the last few years the event has played host to Dubfire, Timo Maas, dOP, Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren, Guy Gerber, James Zabiela, Booka Shade and many many more. But for those who can’t make the trip to the Ukraine, the prelude festival in Limassol is the perfect alternative. Based between two locations (Drops Club and Avdimou beach) this threeday non-stop affair is shaping up to be one of the most prolific festivals the island has ever seen. All the action begins this Friday with an impressive line-up of both international and local DJs playing music into the wee hours to keep party-goers in the mood. Accompanying the music are kitesurfing and windsurfing competitions, and a fashion show by international designers. The event aims to encompass all areas of people’s interest and imagination and communicate to the population the fascinating world of the Kazantip Republic.

Activities taking place include stand up paddleboard yoga

ing drums and splashing paddles as the Dragon Boat Challenge 2012 gets underway in the name of charity. Dragon boat racing goes back at least 2,500 years to fertility rites

Kitesurfing and windsurfing competitions will take part in the ear early morning. You can even try out the th latest craze of SUP yoga. This is e essentially yoga on a stand up paddleb paddleboard in the water. Since the SUP board b is large enough to act as a mat (and sturdy enough to suppo support someone standing on it) it w was only a matter of time before yogis started to discover the ways it challenged their pract practice. A bit o of retail therap therapy is alway always a bonus, b browse the Spo Sponsors Exh Exhibition Area wh which will pro provide you

and rituals held on and around the summer solstice. Recently, Dragon Boat racing has become a well-established sport that has spread all over the world, and there are a number of clubs in this country. But it’s also an event tthat can be enjoyed by novices, w with a team’s success being much m more dependent on team work rrather than individual performa ances. D Dragon boating is a fun filled, a adrenaline pumping, water sports a activity where teams race their d dragons in a series of timed races o over distances of around 250 m meters. The drums and colourful b boats make it impressive and exc citing both to watch and particip pate in. Teams will paddle what lo look like oversised canoes with an o ornately carved dragons heads at tthe front and a tail at the rear. A d drum positioned at the front with a drummer furiously banging the d drum keeps the rest of the crew

with all the necessary information regarding the water sports taking place at the event. Training schools will also be present for those who wish to take it a step further and as for those who wish to take an hour of your day to heal your body, a trip to the private massage therapist will do the trick, rejuvenating your mind and soul. Pre-Kazantip Republic Three days of music, windsurfing and partying. July 13-15. Drops Club and Avdimou Beach, Limassol. €45 including three drinks for all three days. Cheaper one day passes also available. www.kazantipembassycyprus. com.

in time. No previous experience is required, just plenty of team spirit. This weekend’s boat race is organised by the Rotaract Berengaria Cosmopolitan, and the event will primarily serve to raise awareness and funds for the anti-leukaemia association Zoi. The anti-leukaemia association in Nicosia voluntarily provides medical equipment to the general hospitals in Nicosia, Limassol and Paphos. It consists of a delegation of volunteers who are very active in raising money through sponsors, donating companies, self-made products such as candles and the organisation of various charity events. The money collected by the association is able to financially support leukaemia patients from Cyprus who are sent to Israel for special treatment and patients for bone marrow transplantation. The theme of this year’s challenge

By Ledha Socratous is Paddle for Life. The basic idea is to fill up a boat with up to 20 participants, preferably employees of a company. Each team will be able to prove itself at least twice. The wining team will qualify to the next level. The champion of the event will then be decorated with a trophy and the company’s name will be engraved upon it. Teams have already been recruited and the group stages are being drawn up. This Saturday crowds can see the whole spectacle come to life and a beach party will take place before and after the races with a live radio link covering the event. Dragon Boat Challenge Team building charity event, challenging an opponent dragon boat on a distance of 250 meters. Aims to raise awareness and funds for the anti-leukaemia association Zoi. July 14. Famagusta Nautical Club, 28th October Street, Limassol. 1pm. €20 per person. Tel: 25-879767/95-191919

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Lifestyle Demure grace and explosive sexuality: Eva Green

With Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows

If you’re looking for a vamp, a sorceress or a sex bomb for your latest blockbuster, you call Eva Green. But away from the spotlight she’s misunderstood and a bundle o erves, finds Richard Richar Godwin off n nerves,


HEN I arrive to have tea with Eva Green she has already taken command of a plush velvet sofa. One hopes to retain a certain cool when meeting an actress, particularly a French one, particularly one so devastating, and yet, I can’t help noticing, the only chair I can politely take is no higher than a badger. “It’s like Alice in Wonderland,” she laughs, clearly happy to play the spectral queen as I perch at her feet. Or perhaps it’s simply the spell Eva Green casts?

Dressed all in black, dyed h hair falling over her grey ey eyes in black strands (she’s a n natural blonde), she appears to recede into the shadows. H However, what at first seems lik like Gothic hauteur turns o out to be something a little m more delicate. She speaks in a soft staccato, with the bares est breath of French accent. O Occasionally, her voice fades o out altogether, as if she is d discreetly turning down the vo volume, but she is also quick to laugh. “A friend was tellin ing me recently that people ar are scared of me,” she says. “T “That’s the image I give, I gu guess. When they know me, th they see it’s kind of a shyn ness thing. I don’t know why th they’re scared. Is it my hair? T The fact I don’t talk much?” There’s also the full-blooded performances she gives in h films. Her first screen role, her in Bernardo Bertolucci’s The D Dreamers in 2003, required h to spend most of the film her w with no clothes on (“She’s so beautiful, it’s indecent,” p purred the director; her p parents couldn’t watch the final film). Soon after that, sh she appeared in Kingdom of H Heaven, playing Sibylla of Je Jerusalem, opposite Orlando B Bloom, before bringing real emotion to Casino Royale, with Daniel Craig. Her combination of demure grace and explosive sexuality has seen her fronting campaigns for Lancôme and Dior, where she found a kindred spirit in John Galliano. (“He’s always been very generous, very kind. Extremely shy. H He seems very cold, but it’s a an armour.”) Still, she has lit little interest in fashion, alw ways wearing black, accom-

GIR SHY GIRL plishing six months’ worth of clothes shopping in Topshop in half an hour. More recently, Green, now 31, has brought the Gothic to the ill-fated The Golden Compass (as a witch) and the mini-series Camelot (as a sorceress) and, earlier this year, to Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows (a witch again). Green was widely praised for bringing gravity and fervour to a campy romp. “For me, it’s like a normal role. It’s drama. It’s a very intense character, not a light character,” she laughs, acknowledging that she plays no other kind. She is currently training for Battle of Artemisia, a prequel to the classical action movie 300. “I took it because I had never been in that kind of film; now I’m training like a man. I was dreading training, thinking it was going to be like the army.” Fortunately her trainer is going easy on her. “I don’t need somebody telling me I’m not that good,” she whispers. “I’m doing that to myself already.” Despite the fact that Dark Shadows was a flop, Green speaks warmly of the time she spent filming it. She is

fond of Johnny Depp, whom she describes as “very in touch with the child within himself”, but most of all she liked being part of an ensemble, feeling protected and respected. “That’s what I loved about Tim, he was amazingly open. He manages to create a lot of intimacy on set. It’s very artistic, not a product.” What’s more, it was shot in Pinewood Studios, only half an hour from her home in Primrose Hill. “I didn’t have to go to America!” she says with a sigh of relief. Not having to go to America turns out to be a theme of Green’s career. “I dread the moment when I have to go and film in America. I feel like I’m going to Mars or Venus. I feel myself more human in Europe,” she says in a rare French turn of phrase. She grew up in Paris with her twin sister Joy, who has retained her original blonde hair, married an Italian count and spends a lot of time horse-riding. Their Swedish father Walter was a dentist, but found time as a youth to appear in Robert Bresson’s classic Au Hasard Balthazar (he hated it). Their mother,

Marlène Jobert, was a star of the nouvelle vague, working with Jean-Luc Godard and Claude Chabrol before giving it up to become a children’s author when her daughters were born. “For me, it’s like another woman,” Green says when I ask how she was influenced by her mother’s career. “When I see her in those movies, she’s very light. She

The role she wa with was in Crack English film in w a deliciously cr a remote boa was much more instinctive, not thinking so much as she does now.” Jobert has expressed a hope that her daughter will make the occasional French movie. “I’ve been sent many French scripts, but I don’t fall in love with any of them,” Green

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

Eva, Eva Green with Daniel Craig in Casino Royale

L says. She says she would like to work with the Dardenne brothers, or Jacques Audiard (the director of A Prophet). “But they might have this image of me being too sophisticated or something. I want to do something raw and unexpected!” With France and America seemingly hors de question, that leaves Britain, her

s most satisfied ks, a low-budget which she played reepy teacher at arding school adopted homeland. She repeatedly stresses that her life as a single girl in London is boring, though she says she is a fan of the restaurant St John (“I go there almost every weekend”) and of London cabs (“They always know where they’re going.

In Paris, they don’t even say hello”). And the role she was most satisfied with was in Cracks, a low-budget English film in which she played a deliciously creepy teacher at a remote boarding school. “For me, England is very different from America. It’s more intimate,” she says. She keeps returning to the word ‘intimate’ - that and ‘human’ seem to be high compliments in an alienating industry. “It is mad. And it’s more and more about money, I find. When people were doing movies in more modest times, it was really about art - maybe more than ten years ago it was a bit more human. Now... they’re less brave.” The more we talk, the more melancholy she becomes, describing making a certain type of film as “selling your soul to the devil”. She doesn’t feel in control of her career. “I never thought I was going to do movies. I was lucky enough to be able to do some plays and when I got the call about The Dreamers, I thought: ‘Yeah, Bertolucci, as if he’s going to pick me...’ I was very lucky but there’s a lot of luck in this business.

It’s 99 per cent luck.” Perhaps her largest stroke of bad luck was her experience with Lars von Trier. The controversial Danish director was in discussions with her about playing the lead in his film Antichrist – “We all have a masochistic side,” she laughs - but she was advised by her agent not to take the part. Charlotte Gainsbourg did, and won the Best Actress award at Cannes. Green got on with von Trier, she says, “but then we started talking about nudity and sex and so on. It got a bit too far.” (At one point, Gainsbourg’s character performs a horrific procedure on herself with a pair of scissors.) “It was my dream to work with him, but it’s a shame it was on that film that it nearly happened. I’m sure I would have been trashed doing that film,” she says, acknowledging her own self-consciousness. She seems torn between wanting to bare her claws and retreating back into her shell. I wonder, given her classical training, if she is ever tempted to go back to theatre? (I begin to feel a little like a careers adviser at this point; a

careers adviser in a very silly chair.) I could imagine her in Ibsen or Racine, I tell her. “I wish I was brave enough to do theatre,” she sighs. “It’s very exhausting and so stressful. You have all these butterflies you want to kill; every night, every night… I’m not brave enough to go there. Maybe with years, but I feel as if I’m becoming less and less confident.” She laughs sadly. “We’ll see, we’ll see, we’ll see...” she fades out. This seems a surprising confession. “Maybe other areas I’ve got more confidence, but it’s just such a weird business. People are always judging you. It’s a hard thing to not suffer. It’s hard. Everybody thinks it’s glamorous and you’re very lucky. But it’s not a very safe, comfortable job. It’s paradoxical.” What is it that she finds so hard about it? “It’s just this business. Sometimes people put you in a box; they lack imagination for everything. You always have to prove yourself, which is good, because you don’t have to take anything for granted, but sometimes, you just want to give up and live your life more fully. It can make you sick and tired, all this… bullshit.” Oh Eva! I hope somewhere, a kindly director is taking note.

Paris childhood: Eva grew up in France with twin sister Joy, Swedish father and French mother

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RESTAURANT FOR SALE Licensed restaurant in Yermasoyia tourist area in Limassol, due to the owner’s departure. Bargain price. Call: 99306674 ***************************** PLOT IN GEROSKIPOU, just 5 minutes from the Paphos centre, with magnificent sea views of the whole of Paphos, 640 square metres, attached to a green area, premium piece of land, €210.000, Tel 99403261 (owners) ***************************** LIMASSOL LAND FOR SALE Residential piece of land of 985sqm in the village of Pareklisia. Partial sea views, near to electricity and water supplies. €135.000 D.C. (Cyprus) Real Estate Tel: 99 330 908 ***************************** PLOT IN LEFKARA, LARNACA FOR SALE For Sale Plot in the centre of Lefkara Village 670sqm, high build factor, near all shops, and amenities €210.000 negotiable Tel: 99 330 908 ***************************** LAND TERSTEFANOU LARNACA Terstefanou, Larnaca. 7.5 skales/ donums on road, with electricity and water, near residential area, 1 km from where the new golf courses are being built. Perfect for residential or commercial use. €900.000 tel: 99 330 908 ***************************** FOR SALE OR RENT - Kato Paphos – full moon bar, fully furnished and equipped, large flat screen TV’s + projector, fits 120 people comfortably, incredible opportunity for ready business! Please call: 99493579 ***************************** FOR SALE factory with showroom, 1050m2, in private land, in Kokkinotrimithia industrial zone. Tel. 99849195. *****************************

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white colour, electric lock, power steering, many extra, in good general condition. Price negotiable. Contact number 22315896. ***************************** DUTY FREE MAZDA 6, saloon, model 2000, 20 hp, a/c, automatic, metallic black colour. Good general condition. Price negotiable. Contact number: 22315896. *****************************

WANTED TO RENT FOR SALE BMW 320i CONVERTIBLE, 2008, colour platinum bronze, 18’’ alloys, being leather, cruise control, front and rear parking sesonrs, lights-rain sensors, wind deflector, 45000 km, excellent condition, €30,900. For information call 99405122. ***************************** DUTY FREE VOLKSWAGEN CARAVELLE, 10 seat mini-bus, model 1999 2461 cc, diesel, a/c, manual,

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TO LET NICOSIA ropean 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

TO LET NICOSIA place and bar, big kitchen with all electrical appliances and sitting room with fire place, maid’s room, floor heating, full a/c, blinds on the windows, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower, big bathroom for the other 3 bedrooms and extra shower in the 5th bedroom. Available end of July - Strovolos €2500 (H5ST10001-R), (photos in the website). 2. 3 bedrs luxury ground floor renovated semi detached house,210sq.m, with central heating, air conditions, solid 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


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA 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 the website). 5. 4 bedr+ attic room with shower and wc luxury detached house with separate maid’s room, central heating, a/c, separate office room, sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with dining room and big family room opening to the big garden with grass and bbq area, 2 covered parking, behind General flooring shop – Makedonitissa €3000 (H4MAK0025-R), (Photos on the website). 6. 3 bedr + big attic room which

TO LET NICOSIA 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 website). 8. 4 bedr luxury detached house, 350sq.m, central heating, full a/c, office space, separate maid’s room, big storage room, solid parquet floor in the bedrooms, 2 covered parking, swimming pool, garden with trees, veranda with bbq area, big kitchen with all the electrical

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TO LET NICOSIA 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 website). 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

TO LET NICOSIA 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 sitting areas, near the MEGA TV station – Arch-

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TO LET NICOSIA angelos €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)

TO LET NICOSIA 18. New luxury 4 bedr + very big 40sq.m attic room with shower and wc semi detached house, 300 sq.m, central heating, full air condition, big sitting and dining areas, 4 wc, 2 showers,1 bathroom, solar heater, pressure system, covered parking, big back yard with tiles, blinds, cooker, oven and, refrigerator in the kitchen, in a very quiet neighborhood and area – Agios Dometios €1500 (H4ADO0004-R). 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


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Advertiser 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, oppo-



site 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 En-

gomi - €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 appliances, swimming pool with bbq area, small garden,2 covered parking’s in a nice neighbourhood with expensive houses near KEMA build-

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TO LET NICOSIA ing – 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 22422225/96-422225/96422226, ***************************** LUXURY FLATS: 1. 2 bedr luxury fully renovated apartment, storage heaters, 3 a/c, separate big kitchen, big sitting dining room, fully mod-

TO LET NICOSIA ern 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),

TO LET NICOSIA (photos on the website). 3. 1 bedr luxury spacious apartment with big sitting room, separate kitchen with electrical appliances, central heating independent with diesel,2 a/c, aluminum shutters in the bedrooms, covered veranda, covered parking, storage room, on a small quiet building in a quiet neighborhood – Agios Dometios €450 (A1ADO0004-R), (photos in the website). 4. 3 bedr luxury PENTHOUSE apartment with storage heaters, full a/c, office space, very


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA big veranda 100sq.m with nice view and bbq area with bar, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, 2 bathrooms, 2 storage rooms, covered parking, in a small building near Hilton park and Ippokration hospital – Engomi €1000 (A3ENG0023-R), (photos in the website). 6. 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). 7. 2 bedr brand new luxury finished apartment on a small modern design building with 2 bathrooms, a/c for hot and cold (Mitsubishi), storage heaters can be installed if needed, electrical shutters in the bedrooms, pressure system, water serculation system, solar, electrical appliances in the kitchen, blinds, covered veranda, 2 COVERED PARKING, storage room, near the centre and near traffic lights of Honda showroom. – Agioi Omologites €700 (A2AOM0007-R) 8. 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

TO LET NICOSIA €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 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, elec-

TO LET NICOSIA tric 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). 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

TO LET NICOSIA 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 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

TO LET NICOSIA 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 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, alu-

TO LET NICOSIA minum shutters outside the windows, pressure system, fully expensively fitted with electrical appliances in the kitchen, big covered parking and big storage room, off Athallassa Avenue near English School in a small modern building. AVAILABLE 1st of AUGUST – Strovolos €800 (A2ST10023-R), (photos in the website). 26. 3 bed brand new luxury finished apartment in a small modern design building with 2 bathrooms(one en suite), expensive electrical appliances in the kitchen, double glazed windows with electrical shutter, covered veranda, pressure system, solar heater, central satellite antenna, 2 covered parkings, storage room, security entrance, close to Honda traffic lights walking distance to the centre – Agioi Omologites €850 (A3AOM0009-R), (photos in the website). For many more properties with photos visit our website at which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22422225 / 96-422225 / 96422226 ******************************

LIMASSOL ***************************** FOR RENT IN LIMASSOL opposite THE FOUR SEASONS, 1 bdrm duplex apartment (2nd + 3rd floor) overlooking the sea. Open plan kitchen, large living / dining room. Leading to large veranda, upstairs, bathroom,


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Advertiser TO LET LIMASSOL double bdrm opening to large veranda. Furnished, solar panels, a/c (hot/cold). Rent €375 per month. Tel. 25378504, 99686661. ***************************** 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 25-731163 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 listing-LIM-0103 ***************************** 4 BEDROOM RECENTLY RENOVATED whole floor apartment of 200sqm.. Fully Furnished.

TO LET LIMASSOL 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, structured cabling, 2 bathrooms, kitchenette. Price €3600/month negotiable tel. 99 330 908 http:// *****************************

LARNACA ***************************** APARTMENT 2 bedroom ground floor ,Semi Furnished,all the electrical appliances in Larnaca Dekelia road, near Intercollege Larnaca. Solar heater, a/c €460 PANICOS STAVRINOU estate agent r.n 497 Licences number 166/E tel 99666703 email **************************** FULLY FURNISHED one bedroom flat near Larco hotel Larnaca. Price €370. Tel: 99202543 ***************************** 1. K.S.L LETTINGS – APARTMENT FOR RENT Fully Furnished ground floor 2 bedroom apartment, overlooking pool. Beautifully furnished throughout. 350 Euros per calendar month. Larnaca District. Quote TLL884. Tel. (00357) 24815104





2. K.S.L LETTINGS – Properties Required for waiting Long Term Tenants. We desperately require 2/3 & 4 bedroom villa’s with private swimming pools for waiting tenants in the Larnaca District. Please call us for a free valuation. Tel. (00357) 24815104

project, swimming pool available. Walking distance to shops, €350 per month. Call 99439891 **************************** LUXURY PRIVATE NEW VILLA, seven bedrooms, swimming pool, satellite, TV, outdoor hot tub-spa, panoramic view, playground area, pool billiardsoccer table, table tennis, beautiful garden, coral bay area Pegia village/Paphos town, call 96351179

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 culde-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 **************************** 1. YEROSKIPOU AREA, euro 380, beautiful 2 bed, first floor apartment, fully furnished, large bathroom, large balcony.

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

PAPHOS **************************** FOR RENT 2 bedroom townhouse, beautiful green areas with a lot of mature trees, only four houses in the

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


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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS furnished, 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 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, fly-screens, 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/

TO LET PAPHOS 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 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


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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 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 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 ensuites. 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@ ****************************

TO LET PAPHOS 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 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 ensuite. 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 en-suite. Breakfast area with hob & fridge and seating space. Doors out to large covered verandah with panoramic views. Full A/C, C/H, garage, over-flow tiled

TO LET PAPHOS pool, SKY dish. Villa has substantial insulation to walls and floors. Large gardens. Euros 800.00 per month. 6. UNIVERSAL AREA. 2 bed fully furnished apartment. Living area, fitted kitchen. 2 double bedrooms and family bathroom. A/C, balcony, shutters, comm. Pool and parking. Euros 400.00 a 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:- inforentals@aol. com **************************** REFURBISHED stone-built village house located in Kili Paphos. Consists of 3 large rooms 1 small. Traditional wood burnt fireplace, fully tiled secluded yard and garage. Tel: 99210610. ****************************

PROPERTY FOR SALE NICOSIA **************************** FLAT FOR SALE/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

FOR SALE NICOSIA STAVRINOU ESTATE AGENT R.N.497 99666703 email **************************** 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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08.00 Kids’ TV 16.40 My Wife And Kids (rpt) 17.00 Reload (rpt) 18.00 Kypros Ena Taxidi (rpt) 18.50 News In English 19.00 News In Turkish 19.10 Biz/Emeis 20.00 NRG Music Channel 21.00 Desperate Housewives (rpt) Fifth season. Two episodes ‘Bargaining’. Katherine turns to deception in an effort to win Mike’s heart. Meanwhile, Bree sinks to a new low, Gabrielle makes a deal with her daughter, and Lynette and Tom try to negotiate an erotic encounter. Followed by ‘Marry Me a Little’. Bree continues to conceal her true intentions from Orson, and Susan joins forces with Jackson to put on an act for the authorities. Meanwhile, Lynette is shocked by Tom’s obsessive desire to look younger. 22.30 Criminal Minds (rpt) Fifth season. ‘Outfoxed’. When entire families are murdered in a grisly series of crimes in Virginia, the team heads to a maximum security prison to obtain advice from a deranged killer, who delivers a significant message to Agent Hotchner. 23.15 Album Show 00.00 Repeats

06.50 Proini Enimerosi 07.00 Tis Ellados Ta Paidia (rpt) 07.30 Oi Men Kai Oi Den (rpt) 08.35 Fast Money (rpt) 09.20 To Kafe Tis Haras (rpt) 10.10 To Evdomo Kleidi (rpt) 10.50 Deixe Mou To Filo Sou (rpt) 11.35 Santa Yiolanta (rpt) 12.20 Tin Patisa (rpt) 13.00 News 13.15 Konstantinou Kai Elenis (rpt) 14.10 Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) 15.20 To Kafe Tis Haras (rpt) 16.10 Vale Antenna 17.40 Tha Vreis To Daskalo Sou (rpt) With News at 18.00. 18.40 Santa Yiolanta (rpt) 19.30 Eva Luna Latin American telenovela. 20.20 News 21.20 Tin Patisa (rpt) 22.10 Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) 23.00 Grey’s Anatomy (rpt) Fifth season. Medical drama, starring Ellen Pompeo as a surgeon, struggling with a series of private and professional crises. 23.50 News 00.00 Ekeines Ki Ego (rpt) 00.50 Kai Oi Pantremenoi Ehoun Psihi 01.40 Athoos I Enohos (rpt) 02.45 News 03.50 Skertsakia (rpt) 04.10 Fili Zois (rpt))

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Proti Enimerosi Kali Sas Mera Entehnos (rpt) Kypros Ena Taxidi (rpt) Peri Kyprou To Arhaio Karavi Tis Kyrineias Apo Mera Se Mera Current affairs programme. Lottery Draw Syn Plyn Local talk-show with studio discussion and viewers calling in. Global Ideas (rpt)

17.30 Entehnos 18.00 News 18.15 Candid Camera Hidden cameras document various pranks. 18.30 Kati Psinetai (rpt) Greek version of the show where contestants try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals. 19.20 Paizoume Kypriaka Repeat of local game show, asking questions having to do with Cypriot dialect. 20.00 News / Weather/ Financial Report 21.00 Vimata Stin Ammo (rpt) Local period drama, based on true events. 21.35 FILM: Freedom Writers Fact-based drama, starring Hilary Swank and Patrick Dempsey. 2007. See Film Picks. 23.30 News 23.45 Repeats

MEGA 06.00 Paralliloi Dromoi (rpt) 06.50 Nea Mera 10.00 Proino Mou 12.00 Yia Banaki New local talkshow. 15.00 Eheis Meson Current affairs show, with vigilant viewers urged to report any incidents of public negligence or abuse of power. 16.00 Yia Sena 17.40 Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes Greek drama series, based on the Latin American telenovela about mistaken identities. 18.20 News 18.30 Mousiko Kouti 19.20 Peninta Peninta (rpt) 20.10 News 21.20 Kliniki Periptosi (rpt) Greek comedy drama series, about a surgeon who is forced to retrain as a GP and takes up a post in a sleepy village where he soon finds himself at odds with the locals. 22.20 Eisai To Tairi Mou (rpt) 23.20 Singles (rpt) 00.10 News 00.10 The Shield Police drama series chronicling the turbulent day-today life of the Strike Team, a group of corrupt Los Angeles cops. 01.00 Eheis Meson (rpt) 02.00 Yia Sena (rpt) 03.30 I Agapi Tis Gatas (rpt) 04.15 Proino Mou (rpt)



06.10 The Del Monte Heirs (rpt) 07.00 Protoselido 08.00 Kalimera 10.20 Vourate Geitonoi (rpt) 11.00 I Kouzina Tis Mamas (rpt) 12.00 Mesimeri Kai Kati

07.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of 09.15 Kids’ TV 11.50 Diet ... Please Local comedy series. 12.30 Thema Gevsis 13.00 Star News 14.15 Kids’ TV 16.15 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 16.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of (rpt) 17.50 Mila Best Of (rpt) Discussions about various issues based on woman’s life. 18.50 Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) Cooking show, with helpful tips on eating well and nutrition. 19.40 Fotis Maria Live Best Of (rpt) 21.10 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 22.00 FILM: Scarecrow Drama, starring Al Pacino and Gene Hackman. 1973. See Pick Of The Day. 00.00 Supernatural (rpt) Fourth season of fantasy drama series. ‘On the Head of a Pin’. After someone finds Lucifer’s sword and uses it to kill angels, Castiel and Uriel capture Alastair and ask Dean to use the torturing skills he learned in Hell to extract information from him so they can stop the murders. 00.50 LTV Sports News 01.50 Star News 02.40 Repeats

14.00 Eleni 16.40 Tolmo With News at 18.00. 18.30 Tropico Latin American telenovela 19.30 The Del Monte Heirs Latin American telenovela about five adopted brothers. 20.20 News 21.20 Irthe kai Edese 22.10 60 Lepta Local topical investigative show. Today focusing on the one-year anniversary of the Mari explosion. 23.30 Sex And The City (rpt) Drama series set in New York, about a group of women friends who resolve to take a fresh look at their sex lives, adopting a more male approach to the dating game. 00.10 News 00.15 Se Eida (rpt) 01.00 Istories Tou Astinomou Beka (rpt) 02.20 Allou Ximeromenoi (rpt) 03.40 Otan Megaloso (rpt) 04.10 Eleni (rpt) 06.40 Tropico (rpt)

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Kids’ TV Call Of The Wild Deste Tous Greek FILM: Kapoia Mana Anastenazei Kipotehnia Beyond The Break FILM: Baby Snatcher A woman tries to keep her ailing marriage alive by passing off a kidnapped child as her own. Factbased thriller, starring Veronica Hamel . 1992. O Anthropos Tis Thalassas Melrose Place With News at 18.30. News Sports Time Alpha News FILM: Stealth Fighter A US Navy pilot fakes his own death to start working for an arms dealer and steals a fighter plane from the Philippines, but American agents are hot on his heels. Thriller, starring Ice-T. 1999. FILM: Legalese A model employs a celebrity lawyer to clear her of murder - but he dreads taking on the case and enlists a rookie to replace him. Forgettable comedy, starring James Garner. 1998. FILM: Deadly Little Secrets Horror, starring Craig Sheffer. 2001.

Radio BBC World Service (1323 MW) 00:00 BBC News 00:06 World Briefing 00:30 BBC News Summary 00:32 World Business Report 00:50 Sports News 01:00 BBC News 01:06 World Briefing 01:30 BBC News Summary 01:32 Outlook 02:00 BBC News 02:06 World Briefing 02:30 BBC News Summary 02:32 Business Daily 02:50 Olympic Update 03:00 BBC News 03:06 HARDtalk 03:30 BBC News Summary 03:32 Click 03:50 From Our Own Correspondent 04:00 BBC News 04:06 World Briefing 04:30 BBC News Summary 04:32 World Business Report 04:50 Witness 05:00 BBC News 05:06 The World Today 05:30 BBC News Summary 05:32 Outlook 06:00 BBC News 06:06 The World Today 06:30 BBC News Summary 06:32 The World Today 07:00 BBC News 07:06 The World Today 07:30 BBC News Summary 07:32 The Strand 07:50 Witness 08:00 BBC News 08:06 The World Today 08:30 BBC News Summary 08:32 The World Today 09:00 BBC News 09:06 The World Today 09:30 BBC News Summary 09:32 The World Today 10:00 BBC News 10:06 HARDtalk 10:30 BBC News Summary 10:32 Click 10:50 From Our Own Correspondent 11:00 BBC News 11:06 Outlook 11:30 BBC News Summary 11:32 Business Daily 11:50 Sports News 12:00 BBC News 12:06 World Update 12:30 BBC News Summary 12:32 World Update 13:00 BBC News 13:06 World Have Your Say 13:30

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BFBS 1 (N’sia 91.7, WSBA 92.1, ESBA 99.6 FM) 02.00 BFBS Bass’d 04.00 BFBS Shuffle 05.00 Ops Breakfast 06.00 Cyprus Breakfast With Mark Humphries 09.00 Chris Pearson 11.00 Neil Skinner 13.00 Total Ops Connection 15.00 Wez Thompson 18.00 Charlene Guy 21.00 Jessie Aru 00.00 BFBS Rocks

BFBS 2 (Ni’sia 89.7, WSBA 89.9, ESBA 95.3 FM) 03.00 BFBS Radio News 03.03 BFBS Gold With Dave Windsor 04.00 Up All Night 07.00 Morning Reports 07.30 Wake Up To Money 08.00 Today 11.00 Simon Marlow 14.00 BFBS Gold With Dave Windsor 15.00 World At One 15.45 Simon Guettier 19.00 PM 20.00 6 O’Clock News 4 20.30 Five Live Sport 00.30 Late Night Live LiveCyBC2 (91.1, 92.4 FM) 06.00-7.30 Programmes in Turkish with News at 7.30 07.40 Good morning Cyprus 10.00-12.00 Kalimerhamba 12.00 Gunortasa 12.45 Greek Cyprus Press 13.00 Turkish Music 13.15 News in Turkish 13.30 News in English 13.45 PM Classics 16.00 Greek Radio 16.15 Our country doesn’t divide 16.50 News in Turkish 17.00-18.00 Programmes in Armenian; News at 17.15 18.0020.00 Round & About 20.00 News in English 20.10 Welcome to Cyprus in French and German 20.40 Ship of Fools with Robert Camassa 22.00 News in English 22.00 International Music 00.00-06.00 Rebroadcast of the evening’s programme

Weather and Exchange 09.05 Nathan Morley 12.00 BBC News 12.06 Lunchtime Classics 15.00 BBC News 15.06 Chris Yearley 18.00 News 18.06 Michael Godin 19.00 The Juke Box

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Television PICK OF THE DAY Scarecrow (PlusTV, 22.00) We go back in Time today - one year back, to the Mari explosion, today being the one-year anniversary of that tragic event. 60 Lepta is on the case, hyperactive hack Chrysanthos Tsouroullis doubtless asking some searching questions - but it seems wrong to make him our Pick of the Day because Mari was the ultimate non-TV tragedy, forcing people off their sofas and out into the streets. If you really care about Mari you won’t be watching 60 Lepta tonight, you’ll be demonstrating outside the Presidential Palace - so let’s go back in Time even further, from Chrysanthos Tsouroullis to another excitable ham, Al Pacino. Pacino is a bit of a joke now - a shouty eccentric, the Great Actor as untrammelled ego, last seen playing ‘himself’ in Adam Sandler’s Jack & Jill. Easy to forget that for five years or so, from Panic in Needle Park in 1971 to Dog Day Afternoon in 1975, he was probably the best actor in the world - and right in the middle of that golden age was Scarecrow. This is actually quite an untypical Pacino performance, startlingly soft and un-spiky; he looks vulnerable and amazingly boyish, almost newlyhatched. He’s a childlike ex-sailor on his way home, hoping to make up with his wife and see the child that was born while he was at sea - and he teams up with another vagabond, Gene Hackman

as a truculent paranoid drifter (“I’m the meanest sumbitch alive”) on his way to Pittsburgh where he plans to open a car wash. They’re a double act, naive and short-tempered like Laurel and Hardy, and they wander through the dusty American hinterland, this being another of those miraculous 70s fi lms to evoke that forgotten vastness. The fi lm too is somewhat forgotten, seldom mentioned on the list of great 70s classics - yet it won the Golden Palm at Cannes and remains very potent, a marvellous surprise for a slow Wednesday night on PlusTV. The restless fi rst half is the better, with lots of inconclusive conversations - “Have you ever seen the dawn from a ship?” - in diners and the wagons of freight trains, eccentric behaviour and a memorable party scene culminating in Pacino leading a conga-line of revellers through a Denver bar to the strains of Elgar’s ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ (almost immediately followed by a brawl breaking out in the parking lot). Alas, the script goes in trite directions and the ending is horribly sticky - though even that is partly redeemed by the gloriously bizarre fi nal shot of Hackman banging his shoe on a counter at a railway station. On a sad night in Cyprus, we could use a bit of that kind of madness. Made in 1973.

Preston Wilder


SATELLITE For Old Men 18:00 Patton 360 19:00 The Universe 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 Ax Men 22:00 Gettysburg 00:00 Pawn Stars 01:00 Ax Men 02:00 Gettysburg 04:00 The Universe 05:00 Patton 360 06:00 Ax Men

Run (LTV3, 20.25) Dr. Shepherd, is it really you? Patrick Dempsey is the ultimate late bloomer, having turned into a heartthrob (via Grey’s Anatomy) when he was nearly 40; he was awkward and goofy as a teen and younger man - and this early-90s action thriller is only for completists, the equivalent of going to your boyfriend’s house and giggling at his baby pictures. Pat is a student (Dempsey was 25 at the time) who’s driving a Porsche - not his own Porsche - from L.A. to Atlantic City, gets mistaken for a rich kid and fi nds himself in a high-stakes poker game; he wins big in the game - but one of the losers is the son of a powerful gangster, a fight breaks out, the son is accidentally killed and the gangster sends his thugs to take revenge. Lots of chases, lots of action and a supporting cast of unknowns who mostly remain unknown 20 years later (the exception being Kelly Preston, who was semi-known at the time and is now Mrs. John Travolta). All this, and Dr. Shepherd too. Made in 1991.

07:00 Karina: Wild On Safari 07:25 Corwin’s Quest 08:15 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 08:40 Breed All About It 09:10 Growing Up... 10:05 Wildest India 11:00 Wildlife Sos 11:25 Going Ape 11:55 Animal Cops Specials 12:50 Rescue Vet 13:45 Animal Precinct 14:40 Wildest India 15:30 Karina: Wild On Safari 16:00 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 16:30 Natural Born Hunters 17:25 Your Pet Wants This, Too! 2 18:20 Dogs/ Cats/Pets 101 19:15 Wildlife Sos 19:40 Going Ape 20:10 Stranger Among Bears 20:35 In Too Deep 21:05 Wild France 22:00 Monster Bug Wars 22:55 Wildest India 23:50 Animal Cops Houston 00:45 I’m Alive 01:40 Untamed & Uncut 02:35 Monster Bug Wars 03:30 Wildest India 04:25 Wild France 05:20 Stranger Among Bears 05:45 In Too Deep 06:10 Rescue Vet

07:30 Free Willy 09:30 Father’s Day 11:10 Hollywood Buzz 11:45 The Blind Side 14:00 Videofashion 14:30 Shattered Silence 16:00 Action Zone 16:30 Entourage 17:00 Art Of Travel 19:00 Friends 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Cinema Verite 23:00 School For Scoundrels 00:50 Hustler TV 02:45 Eye For An Eye 04:30 Dead Presidents 06:30 LTV Sports News

Cinema Verite (LTV, 21.00) Verite (actually vérité) is French for ‘truth’, and truth is what we have a surfeit of in this age of YouTube and reality shows - though the catch is that people on those shows are exhibitionists who want to be fi lmed. It was different in the early 70s when director Craig Gilbert (James Gandolfi ni) made the fi rst reality show, training his TV cameras on the Loud family of California handsome Mr. Loud (Tim Robbins), sultry Mrs. Loud (Diane Lane) and their teenage kids. The suits grumbled that nothing was happening, then Gilbert’s crew rebelled when something did happen - when the facade crumbled and Mrs. Loud started calling Mr. Loud a fool with the cameras rolling. It’s the shape of things to come - and a well-made (if slightly didactic) HBO drama, nominated for three Golden Globes. Made in 2011.

Freedom Writers (CyBC1, 21.35) Why be a freedom fighter when you can be a freedom writer? - but Hilary Swank is both, helping her ghetto students fight racism as well as write about their lives in personal journals. Doesn’t sound like it would work, and an inspirational-teacher drama with Hilary Swank sounds like the dullest thing ever - but in fact it did work (it’s based on a true story) and the fi lm got good reviews, venturing into a much-abused genre (Michelle Pfeiffer in Dangerous Minds, anyone?) and coming up with something noble and effective. Well-meaning Hilary fi nds herself in a war zone, and the school has mostly given up on her pupils - but she slowly wins the kids’ trust by letting them express their fears and frustrations. Also with Patrick Dempsey (again) as Hilary’s hubby; made in 2007.

Cinema Verite (LTV, 21.00)

01:15 The Weakest Link 02:00 Bleak House 02:30 Bleak House 03:00 Eastenders 03:30 Doctors 04:00 London Hospital 04:50 The Weakest Link 05:35 After You’ve Gone 06:05 Balamory 06:25 Tellytales 06:35 Little Prairie Dogs 06:45 Nina & The Neurons 07:00 Teletubbies 07:25 Boogie Beebies 07:40 Little Robots 07:50 Balamory 08:10 Tellytales 08:20 Little Prairie Dogs 08:30 Nina & The Neurons 08:45 Teletubbies 09:10 Boogie Beebies 09:25 Little Robots 09:35 After You’ve Gone 10:05 2 Point 4 Children 10:35 The Weakest Link 11:20 Eastenders 11:50 Doctors 12:20 Bleak House 13:20 London Hospital 14:10 Lead Balloon 14:35 After You’ve Gone 15:05 2 Point 4 Children 15:35 Eastenders 16:05 Doctors 16:35 Bleak House 17:35 London Hospital 18:25 The Weakest Link 19:10 Eastenders 19:40 Doctors 20:10 Casualty 21:00 My Family 21:30 Fawlty Towers 22:00 Life On Mars 22:50 Big Top 23:20 Last Of The Summer Wine 23:50 Great Ormond Street 00:40 Blackadder The Third

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 Twist The Throttle 14:40 American Chopper 15:35 Dirty Jobs 16:30 Mythbusters 17:25 Deadliest Catch 18:20 Extreme Fishing 19:15 River Monsters 20:10 How It’s Made 20:40 How Do They Do It? ; 21:05 Flying Wild Alaska 22:00 Gold Rush 22:55 Extreme Fishing 23:50 River Monsters 00:45 Hillbilly Handfishin’ 01:40 Flying Wild Alaska 02:40 Extreme Fishing 03:40 River Monsters 04:35 Hillbilly Handfishin’ 05:35 How It’s Made 06:00 Overhaulin’

09:30 Rally Raid: Silk Way 09:45 All Sports: Watts 10:00 Athletics: World Junior Championships Spain 14:00 Fitness: The Box 14:15 Cycling: Tour De France 18:30 Cycling: Tour Of Poland 20:00 Athletics: World Junior Championships Spain 23:00 All Sports: Wednesday Selection 23:05 All Sports: Month Selection - 23:10

Bad Teacher (Novacinema1, 22.00) Equestrian: Concours Hippique International Officiel (Chio) Germany - 00:10 All Sports: Month Selection - 00:20 Equestrian Sports: Riders Club - 00:40 Golf: Golf Club 00:45 Sailing: Yacht Club 00:50 All Sports: Wednesday Selection 01:00 Rally Raid: Silk Way 01:15 Football: Uefa European Women’s Under-19 Championship Turkey

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 Lights Out 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 Lights Out 22:30 White Collar 23:20 Lights Out 00:50 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 Pawn Stars 08:00 The Universe 09:00 Patton 360 10:00 Pawn Stars 11:00 Ax Men 12:00 American Restoration 13:00 No County For Old Men 14:00 Patton 360 15:00 The Universe 16:00 American Restoration 17:00 No County

07:00 Baby Looney Tunes 07:25 Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs 08:15 Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures 08:40 Loonatics Unleashed 09:05 Scooby-Doo Where Are You! 09:30 Superman: The Animated Series 09:55 Big Cartoonie Show 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 12:50 Spongebob Squarepants 13:15 Mighty B! 13:40 My Life As A Teenage Robot 14:05 Hey Arnold! 14:30 Icarly 15:20 Legion Of Super Heroes 17:00 2012 Indy Car Series 19:30 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Bundesliga 21:30 Ironman 22:30 K9 Nation 23:00 Planet Speed 23:30 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Laiki Bank Championship 01:30 Pba World Championship 02:00 Dog Show 03:15 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Bundesliga 05:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Barclay’s Premier League

07:15 According To Jim 08:00 The Big Bang Theory 08:25 Shameless 10:05 Two And A Half Men 10:30 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 11:15 Chuck 12:45 Fringe 13:30 According To Jim 14:20 Shameless 16:05 Friends 16:30 Brothers & Sisters 17:15 Hawaii Five 18:45 Fringe 19:30 Grey’s Anatomy 20:15 House M.D. 21:00 The Office 21:30 Boardwalk Empire 23:25 Desperate Housewives 00:15 After. Life 02:00 Veronica Guerin 03:50 Friends 04:15 Brothers & Sisters 05:00 Hawaii Five 06:30 Grey’s Anatomy

07:15 Before Sunrise 09:00 Swing Kids 11:00 Short Track 12:45 Fighting 14:35 Miracle 16:50 Fathers And Sons 18:35 Simple Twist Of Fate 20:25 Run 22:00 Any Given Sunday 00:40 Daring! TV 04:00 Finding Amanda 06:00 Greetings From The Shore

05:50 Our Day Will Come 09:30 Cine News 10:15 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 12:00 Hollywood 1on 1 12:30 Les Emotifs Anonymes 14:00 Cine News 14:30 The Romantics 16:10 Cine News 16:40 Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The Word 18:20 A Better Life 20:00 Spotlight On 20:35 My Future Boyfriend 22:00 Bad Teacher 23:40 The Son Of No One 01:15 Cine News 01:45 The Names Of Love 03:30 Room In Rome

06:25 Starsky & Hutch 08:10 Cine News 09:00 Summer Kids Zone 10:25 Step Up 3 12:10 California Suite 13:55 Just Married 15:35 The Two Jakes 17:55 Cine News 18:20 Gran Torino 20:25 Ap’ Ta Kokkala Vgalmena 22:00 Unstoppable 23:45 The Siege 01:45 Rosemary’s Baby 04:05 Born On The Fourth Of July

20:00 Flight Of The Phoenix 22:00 C.S.I. 22:50 A Simple Plan 00:50 Cine News 01:30 Adult Zone

19:10 Skellig 21:00 Frida 23:10 Main Street 00:50 The Edge Of Love

21:00 American Graffiti 22:55 Sabrina

01:30 Champions Tour Highlights Nature Valley Fist Tee Open at Pele Beach 02:30 MLB Player Poll D 03:00 2012 Major League Baseball All–Star Game Kansas City 07:00 Big Beak Atlantis: Come Hell o High Water 08:00 Morning Dive 09:00 Golf Central International 09:30 Golf in America 10:00 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game from Kansas City 13:00 Pops 7 Neon Anti-Christ 13:30 Pops 7 Street Extraordinaire 14:00 Built to Shred 4 Golf land 14:30 Built to Shred 4 Treble in Paradise 15:00 Champions Tou Highlights Nature Valley Fist Tee Open at Pele Beach 16:00 PRE GAME 16:45 CHAMPIONSHIP LAIKI POPULAR BANK 2011– 12: ARHS VS APOLLON 18:45 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game from Kansas City 23:00 Prime/Time ring 01:00 Golf Central International

07:00 Globe Trekker 08:00 Intrepid Journeys 09:00 Megalopolis 10:00 Opening Soon 11:00 Journey Into Wine 12:00 Globe Trekker 13:00 Intrepid Journeys 14:00 Planet Food 15:00 Flavours Of Spain 16:00 Globe Trekker 17:00 The Thirsty Traveler 17:30 Floyd On Africa 18:00 Opening Soon 19:00 Globe Trekker 20:00 Travel Today 20:30 Essential 21:00 4real 21:30 Essential 22:00 Third Class Traveller 23:00 Globe Trekker 00:00 Intrepid Journeys 01:00 Travel Today 01:30 Essential 02:00 4real 02:30 Essential 03:00 Third Class Traveller 04:00 Globe Trekker 05:00 Opening Soon 06:00 Journey Into Wine

06:00 Bachelor In Paradise 07:50 Flamingo Road 09:25 Interrupted Melody 11:10 Les Girls 13:05 Flipper 14:35 The Naked Spur 16:10 Guns For San Sebastian 18:00 Tom Thumb 19:30 Son Of A Gunfighter 21:00 Memphis Belle 22:50 Cannery Row 00:50 Heart of Darkness 02:35 Light In The Piazza 04:15 It’s Always Fair Weather

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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.


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25 (10) 11 North American took old shilling from rich man (5) 12 Carried number in flood (5) 15 Country introducing prohibition inter alia (7)





17 Stop, do not let go (4,2) 18 It is material what he sells (6) 21 Aweigh – a tour (5) 22 Found in the gorse really withered (4)

Answers to crossword 2130

QUICK: Across – 1 Crowbar; 7 Enable; 8 Maillot; 10 Nomad; 11 Immodest; 13; Nun; 14 Jazz; 15 Quit; 16 The; 18 Unloosen; 20 Oxlip; 22 Overact; 23 Gung-ho; 24 Kingdom. Down – 1 Combination; 2 Odium; 3 Bulldoze; 4 Retest; 5 Yarn; 6 Element; 9 Ad infinitum; 12 European; 14 Jealous; 17 Unhook; 19 Staid; 21 Page.

Rating EASY

CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Custard; 7 Uppish; 8 Numeral; 10 Xenon; 11 Reclined; 13 Man; 14 Hole; 15 Gobi; 16 Bye; 18 Sillabub; 20 Notch; 22 Retreat; 23 Metric; 24 Earthed. Down – 1 Central bank; 2 Sumac; 3 Airfield; 4 Duller; 5 Apex; 6 Tsunami; 9 Uninhabited; 12 Pollster; 14 Heathen; 17 Fierce; 19 Beech; 21 Hart.

Rating HARD

1 Word of impatience alternatively given by coach (5) 2 Rewrote serial in the country (6) 3 Lady found this flower in the valley (4) 4 Caesar spent most of month with Italian leader and us (6) 5 Led out in fog that’s least harsh (7) 6 Highly amused with current needlework (2,8) 9 Gory sunset distracting kids



Rating EASY




1 Three times skip this athletics event (6-4) 7 Normal idiot (7) 8 Sucker’s money (5) 10 Number putting flower into dish (6) 12 Office writing-desk (6) 13 Olga’s spilt port (5) 14 Not this part of the seventh attempt (4) 16 & 17 Hunts a dog perhaps this one (9) 19 Associate with drinking companions (6) 20 Knight capable of making an error (6) 23 Extremely saintly approval for meeting (5) 24 Ruler when purple flies (7) 25 Latter part removed from rickety vehicle (10)


1 Low-pitched instrument (6-4) 7 Former capital of Ivory Coast (7) 8 Disgrace (5) 10 Love of cruelty (6) 12 Capricorn eg (6) 13 Japanese capital (5) 14 Fishing spear (4) 16 Stigma (4) 17 Former French coin (5) 19 Roquet (anag.) (6) 20 Worldwide (6) 23 Exhaust (5) 24 Very many (7) 25 Decorated with heraldic arms (10)

1 Parched (5) 2 Unfair (6) 3 Lengthy (4) 4 Orbits (anag.) (6) 5 Knife (7) 6 Prescient (3-7) 9 Going round (10) 11 Watered silk (5) 12 Making a knot (5) 15 Prepare beforehand (7) 17 Chimney (6) 18 Gripping accessory (4-2) 21 Mix (5) 22 Hum (4)



ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

Whatever else is going on in your life, work at enjoying it. You don’t seem to have any shortage of jobs to do, and with Venus and Jupiter in Gemini, a lot of your day may actually be quite fun. Getting ahead is actually down to you. You may want to succeed so badly that your whole being is poised for the moment when an opportunity shows itself.

You may want to go away somewhere for a short break to enjoy some rest and relaxation. The conflict between work, duty and the urge to get away and live more spontaneously for a while may become quite marked. You have tasks that have to be attended to, and dreams to live. If you can think laterally, you may be able to find a compromise.

Your social life looks to be a lot more fun now that Mars is passing through and stirring everything up. If you have felt that your friends are too predictable, with a tendency to preach if you have suggested new interests, then things are looking up. You might find yourself drawn to explore new networks and clubs with a livelier community of members.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

You seem to be investing in your hopes and dreams. Your money may be going towards intangible desires which may pave the way for powerful manifestations of success in times to come. Your long-term goals are important, even though they may appear to stretch almost to infinity. At the same time, life’s luxuries may be crying out to be bought.

The focus on your spiritual zone means that you may be in the mood to listen to the wisdom of your inner being. Allow your intuition to guide you along the path to peace and stillness. Try to forgive anyone who has recently wronged you, and look to make things up. You know instinctively that holding onto negativity and bitterness will be unhealthy.

Remember that the power is in our hands. You can either make your job work for you, and rise to be the success you want to be, or plod along sort of contentedly. Helpfully, a super-charged planetary aspect or influence in the next two weeks can see you with greater desire to make changes in all areas of your life - even if your hopes don’t crystallize immediately.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

Mercury in Leo currently gives you even more word power than you usually have. If you need to sell anything to anyone, you have a much better chance to do so at this time. You may also be feeling more creative and perhaps ready to take a risk, as Mars stirs up a desire to be more entrepreneurial. It’s time to move beyond fear and embrace total faith.

You may feel like making a few changes concerning your approach to relationships. And do you know, the real secret to feeling happier around those you love or spend time with, is to change your thinking about them. Be prepared to see the best in people and keep an open heart. Doing so won’t take time or energy, but can make life more positive.

Although you may be disappointed with your progress in certain areas, there are places where the stars are twinkling and encouraging you to believe in yourself. Romance and creativity are two that could bring a lot of joy your way. Light hearted affairs may do more for you than anything right now - bringing healing and a sense of renewal to you.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

This may be one of those days when you have to decide between going ahead with your own plans or taking on board the advice of someone who has influence. Whatever you do could have far reaching repercussions. Maybe it’s time to take a journey into the unknown and discover that with confidence, you can do more than you think you can.

You may be enticed back into the gym or decide to go on a new diet. But you might also find that being mentally flexible helps you to feel freer and lighter too. Your love life currently has a lovely, romantic quality. Whether you are in a long-term relationship or dating, the influences are perfect for a walk in the moonlight, or a candlelit meal.

You could find it hard to make a decision, and may not have the necessary information you need to help you. Hand the problem over to the Universe and allow “the force” to sort everything out on your behalf. Completely forget about it and carry on with your life. Before you know it, a solution might mysteriously come your way. Strange but true!


CYPRUS MAIL Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sport Champ Federer eyes golden finale to glittering summer

Haye clash is about pride, says Chisora

Wimbledon king targets Olympic singles triumph

By David Charlesworth

By Pritha Sarkar


A SEVENTH Challenge Cup secured, Roger Federer is now on holiday before returning to London to complete what he hopes will be a unique Wimbledon-Olympic double triumph at the All England Club. The moment London was awarded the Games seven years ago, Federer tapped the dates into his electronic phone diary knowing that it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to win two golden prizes in the space of four weeks at the home of lawn tennis. Little did the then fivetime grand slam champion know that come July 2012, he would have won a record 17 majors, been on top of the world rankings for a record 286 weeks and passed so many landmarks that he could open a Roger Federer library chronicling his neverending list of achievements. There remains, however, one missing volume. The book labelled ‘Roger Federer’s journey to Olympic singles glory’ has yet to be finished as the Swiss maestro has three attempts at writing that memoir but abandoned it each time due to the absence of a fairytale ending. “I do believe my situation has that little star next to it. Now the Olympic gold is a dream for me,” a refreshed and alert Federer told a small group of reporters despite getting only a couple of hours’ sleep after beating Andy Murray to win a

Pumped up: the Swiss, fresh from his triumph at SW19, now wants Olympic gold and is confident of getting it record-equalling seventh Wimbledon title. “I am now the Wimbledon champion, that gives me even more confidence coming to the Olympics. Maybe in some ways it takes the pressure off the Olympics because I already did win at Wimbledon this year so that’s a good thing. “Of course there is a lot of hype around me playing at the Olympics this year round. I believe I can handle the pressure but the Olympics is a different animal because you only do get an opportunity every four years. “You hope to get the right draw, you hope to play the right matches, the right points at the right times. To win Olympic gold things need to all fall into place

nicely.” So far his three Olympic experiences comprise meeting his wife Mirka at Sydney 2000, carrying the Swiss flag for the first time in the opening ceremony in Athens 2004 and winning a doubles gold medal with Stanislas Wawrinka in Beijing 2008. All good memories, but as he is reminded so often there is that one golden singles prize still missing from his career. To give himself the best possible chance of correcting that anomaly, Federer has opted to shun the usual hoopla of living in the Athletes Village with thousands of international competitors. Instead he will stick to the tried and tested formula that has brought him so much

success at the All England Club, where dozens of workmen were already replacing the familiar Wimbledon logos with giant Olympic rings on Monday. “No (athlete’s) village for me. I’ve done it twice,” Federer said. “I just thought it was impossible for the London Games because it’s too far away (in East London). I stayed in the village in Athens when I was world number one and it was distracting, in a good way, but I just thought I’ve had the Olympic experience in the past. “I’ve now got to do what I do best, and that’s my routine and not change it just because it’s the Olympics. It is a bit egotistic but you have to do it that way.

“I stayed at a hotel in Beijing, it felt a bit odd but that’s how I got an Olympic (doubles) gold. And I look back at this one as one of my great, great accomplishments in my life so I’ll do the same routine here. “I’ll rent the same house and do the same in 18 days and hopefully be successful,” said Federer. While it seemed a done deal that the 30-year-old would carry the Swiss flag into the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony for the third Games running, Federer said he was still undecided whether to accept the honour. “It’s been offered to me but I might give it to someone else. I’m in talks about it. I haven’t decided yet.

DERECK Chisora believes his controversial grudge match against David Haye this Saturday is a matter of pride. The two British heavyweights will meet at Upton Park in the culmination of a feud which errupted when Chisora and the then-retired Haye brawled following the former’s WBC title loss to Vitali Klitschko in February. But while many in the boxing fraternity believe the winner of the contest will go on to face either Klitschko or his brother Wladimir, who beat Haye to retain his WBO and IBF titles and win the WBA crown, Chisora thinks otherwise. “This is about pride,” said Chisora on a pre-match conference call. “This ain’t about ‘the winner of this can fight the Klitschkos’. Even when David Haye went to fight the Klitschkos, he had nothing. “It’s a big fight, everybody’s watching it, it’s going to be explosive, it’s going to be amazing and I’m well prepared for this fight.” Haye missed the conference call, writing on Twitter: “Just woke up! Apparently I slept through a press media call! Hope I didn’t miss out on anything interesting coming out of Del Boys mouth..” The no-show irritated Chisora, who labelled his foe a “drama queen”. The Zimbabwe-born fighter is an underdog heading into the bout after losing in three of his last four fights but he received praise after strong performances against Robert Helenius and Klitschko, with many believing he had done enough to beat the former. And Chisora is adamant that his style will give former twoweight world champion Haye problems. “I’m going to give you a great fight,” he added. “I’ll take nothing away from David Haye, he comes in in great shape, he trains hard. Two great athletes in that ring and we’ll see what will happen.”

Boucher ends South Africa Williams halts All Blacks Armstrong suit against career following eye injury career, heading back to league agency hits roadblock SOUTH Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has retired from international cricket after sustaining an eye injury during the tour of England. The 35-year-old was struck by a bail while standing up to the stumps on day one of the tour match with Somerset. In a statement, delivered by Proteas captain Graeme Smith, Boucher said he faced “a road of uncertain recovery.” Boucher played 147 Tests and currently holds the world record for most dismissals by a wicketkeeper. “It is with sadness, and in some pain, that I make this announcement,” said Boucher.

BARN-STORMING centre Sonny Bill Williams has brought a halt to his All Blacks career by confirming he has signed a short-term contract with Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan’s Top League and will then return to Australia’s National Rugby League for 2013. The 26-year-old will leave New Zealand at the conclusion of the Super Rugby competition, ruling himself out of the inaugural expanded southern hemisphere championship involving test matches against South Africa, Australia and Argentina. Williams would not say which NRL club he would join.

A FEDERAL judge swiftly dismissed a lawsuit that retired cycling champ Lance Armstrong had filed in a bid to stop the US Anti-Doping Agency from proceeding with a case charging him with using drugs during the years he won the Tour de France. US District Judge Sam Sparks called the suit a “lengthy and bitter polemic” rather than the “short and plain statement of detailed facts.” “This court is not inclined to indulge Armstrong’s desire for publicity, or vilification of defendants, by sifting through eighty mostly unnecessary pages in search of a few kernels of factual material relevant to the claims.”


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Sport Chinese Super League spending may not last

Spain’s squad look to emulate senior triumph

By Royston Chan

Olympic team has ‘the same style’ as the nation’s all-conquering Euro champions By Iain Rogers IN an ominous sign for their rivals for an Olympic football medal, Spain’s coach Luis Milla says his team at the London Games will be a richly talented and well-drilled outfit with the same roots and playing style as the nation’s all-conquering senior side. The Spanish have swept to back-to-back European titles with a first World Cup triumph in between by honing the style of fast-flowing, possession-based football known as ‘tiki-taka’ to something close to perfection. Many of the young players who will feature for the Iberian nation at the London Games, where Spain will make their first appearance in the football competition in 12 years, are products of the same youth academies that spawned Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Iker Casillas and Fernando Torres. In an interview with Reuters at the Olympic team’s training base outside Madrid, Milla said he was benefiting from the work done in youth

schools from the richest La Liga clubs such as Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao down to those in lower leagues. “It’s our very good fortune that the clubs are doing fantastic work in their academies, from the most modest up to the first division,” said Milla, a former Barca and Real Madrid midfielder who led a Spanish side featuring many of the Olympic squad to a European under-21 title last year. “We coaches have to adapt to the already established profile of the players and do things in a similar way to the senior side,” added the 46-year-old. “That means understanding the dynamic of the game, trying to impose absolute domination, trying to dominate the ball.” The Olympic squad includes three players - Juan Mata, Javi Martinez and Jordi Alba - who were part of Spain’s victorious Euro 2012 campaign in Poland and Ukraine, with Alba, who scored Spain’s second goal in a 4-0 thrashing of Italy in the final, a particular revelation. The 23-year-old has just sealed a move to Barca from

Valencia, while Mata, another former Valencia player, won the Champions League with Chelsea last season and Martinez was a losing finalist for Athletic Bilbao in the Europa League. “They are young but they have been through a lot with their clubs and the senior squad and will bring maturity, energy and experience,” Milla said. “They have been exemplary because they have been able to join the under-21 team and help us become European champions. They are essentially a great example for the youngest players.” The trio are the obvious leaders in a squad that also includes Manchester United goalkeeperDavid De Gea, Atletico Madrid striker Adrian Lopez and Bilbao pair Iker Muniain and Ander Herrera. Spain won gold as hosts at the Barcelona Games in 1992, their only victory in the football competition in nine Olympic campaigns, although they did win silver in Sydney on their last appearance with a team featuring Xavi and Carles Puyol.

The Olympic squad includes three players - Juan Mata, Javi Martinez and Jordi Alba - who were part of Spain’s victorious Euro 2012 campaign, with Alba (above) a revelation

Vitoria encourage blood donations by dropping red from their shirt

Vitoria’s kit before their blood donation campaign

FOOTBALL is in the blood of most Brazilians, but how willing are the fans of samba football to give some of the red stuff away? That’s exactly what club side Vitoria are attempting to find out in a revolutionary move. The Serie B outfit have dropped the red from their shirts to let their fans know about the importance of doing “something amazing”. Players have swapped their red-and-black hooped shirts for, well, black and white ones and urged supporters to get on board with the campaign. At their last match, they carried a banner onto the pitch which read: ‘Vitoria has always given its blood for you. It’s time for you to give yours.’ The club plans to add a red hoop back after each match. Vitoria’s president Alexi Portela Junior said: “We wanted to do more than just ask fans to give blood. “With this initiative, fans

The club will add a red stripe back to the kit after every game of the red and black can participate more actively in the campaign and they will see the importance of a gesture like this that can help save countless lives.” Blood donation rates in Brazil are at a dangerously low level at two per cent, with the World Health Organisation recommending that the figure should be at

least three. A bit like football in July, the demand for blood never stops but the supply does. Vitoria will hope they can victoriously reverse the trend. The campaign comes just a few weeks after Sao Paulo, one of Brazil’s biggest clubs, put the slogan ‘Give Blood’ on its shirts for a game.

WITH the corrupt heading to jail and big name signings rolling in, Chinese football is basking in an unusually positive period, but experts have warned the galactico-style transfer policy is unsustainable and investment is being ploughed into the wrong areas. China’s rich club owners are not interested in hearing that though. They are enjoying the boom time and flush with global media interest after enticing household names such as Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba from the sport’s traditional power bases of Europe. Drogba, fresh from scoring the decisive penalty in the Champions League final for Chelsea against Bayern Munich in May, is expected to arrive in China this week to join Shanghai Shenhua and earn a reported weekly wage of $300,000 a week. He will line up in a Shanghai forward line already boasting former France international Nicolas Anelka, Colombian creative midfielder Giovanni Moreno and coached by former Argentine boss Sergio Batista. Shanghai aren’t the only ones lavishly spending, however. League leaders Guangzhou Evergrande, who are coached by former Italian World Cup winner Marcello Lippi, are led by creative midfielder Conca, the Argentine previously the best paid player in the league. The investment is thanks in large part to the booming Chinese economy and domestic football keen to clean up its act. The dark days of rife corruption in the national league are seemingly in the past with the recent 10-year jail sentences handed to former heads of football. But there are fears about the long term future of such profligate spending. “I think such a trend might probably last for two to three more years. Because this involves a lot of financial support to keep it going,” Lou Yichen, a renowned football commentator in Shanghai, said. “I feel such a situation cannot be sustainable in the long term because most football clubs in the Chinese Super League cannot keep up with such huge financial pressures. “As seen from the current situation in China, no football club can be operated on a profitable basis. The amount of financial investment put into a football club and the returns you gather from it is not even comparable. “We always hope that Chinese football can fly high in a short period of time, and be able to catch up with our neighbours. But even though we have such good thoughts, to a large extent we do not know in what way or to take which road to achieve such a target.”

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I won’t be called racist, says Terry

Van der Vaart set to go in Spurs overhaul

Former England captain defends himself

By Tom Collomosse

By John Fahey and Margaret Davis JOHN Terry reacted with anger at claims he racially abused footballer Anton Ferdinand, a court heard yesterday. The former England captain said he was hurt and shocked by suggestions he called Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand a “f****** black c***” during a Chelsea match against QPR on October 23 last year. During his trial for a racially aggravated public order offence, which he denies, Terry listened to a Football Association interview he took part in shortly after the heated Premier League clash. He told investigator Jennifer Kennedy that he believed Ferdinand shouted the words “black c***” at him during the game and understood the QPR player to be wrongly accusing him of shouting the slur. Terry, 31, said: “I have been called a lot of things in my football career, and off the pitch, but being called a racist I am not prepared to take. “That’s why I came out and made my statement immediately. “I am not having Anton thinking that about me or anyone else. “That’s not my character at all.” The players clashed in the QPR penalty area as Chelsea chased the game, one

nil down and with just nine players. Ferdinand admits shouting abuse at Terry over his alleged relationship with Wayne Bridge’s girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel. It was all “banter” but Terry was worried Ferdinand genuinely thought he had racially abused him so talked to him after the game, he said. “I felt strongly about it and wanted to clear it up before I left the stadium or he got the chance to leave the stadium.” Part of the exchange was caught on camera - Terry said he was aware of how the CCTV looked to people who did not understand the context. Terry said that after hearing Ferdinand say “black c***”, he repeated the phrase and then called him a “f****** knobhead” for thinking he had originally said that. Terry said he could not think of anything he said that would make the QPR player believe he had racially abused him. “I know I have nothing to hide,” he said. He added that, with all the cameras and thousands of fans present, a player would not shout racist abuse across the pitch at someone. He said of the accusation: “I was hurt by it, taken aback and really surprised.” He added: “It’s something I took and didn’t like it at all. “I have never been accused of that before, inside or outside football.

“I took it to heart. If I had something to hide I wouldn’t be projecting it in front of the Sky cameras and the people in the ground. “I could have easily had my hand over my mouth or whispered in his ear.” The Chelsea captain acknowledged the footage “did not look good” but repeated that he had nothing to hide. His representative, Keith Cousins, told the hearing that Terry was “rhetorically responding” to what he thought Ferdinand had accused him of. “The important factor is what you thought you were being accused of,” he said. Terry, listening to the interview in the glass dock, said if the same thing happened again he would go straight to the referee. He said whenever players sign for Chelsea, regardless of their colour, he accepts them, takes care of them and welcomes them into his home. He told Kennedy that after the game he was anxious to speak to Ferdinand and did so with his left-back teammate, Ashley Cole. He said: “I said ‘Was you accusing me of calling you a black c***?’ - my exact words - and he said ‘No, not at all’. “I said to him ‘I thought you were accusing me of calling you a black c***’.” Terry then said “good” and that he did not want Ferdinand thinking he had racially abused him.

I’m not guilty: Chelsea captain John Terry arrives at Westminster Magistrates’ Court where he protested his innocence

Rodgers is open to Carroll loan

Carroll has struggled to live up to expectations since moving to Anfield from Newcastle for £35m 18 months ago

LIVERPOOL boss Brendan Rodgers would consider sending England striker Andy Carroll out on loan. The 23-year-old has struggled to live up to expectations since moving to Anfield from Newcastle for £35million 18 months ago. He is reportedly wanted on a season-long loan by AC Milan, and Rodgers said in The Daily Telegraph: “It’s something I would have to look at, I have to be honest. “I’m not going to sit here and say I will never let anyone go on loan, then come in here in two weeks and a player’s gone, and you’re saying ‘you said you wouldn’t let them go’. “There are many things to going on loan. Is it going to be beneficial for the club, that’s the most important thing? “Sometimes a player going out on loan - in general, not just Andy - can benefit the club in the long term. “It gets them game experience, and they come back a better player, a more confident one. Certainly more so than if they’ve been sitting

on the bench for the majority of the season. “Andy’s always going to be linked with clubs, whether he was here or not. I have spoken to him on his holidays, he knows exactly where he stands, but I have had no inquiries about him.” Rodgers also insists the club can and will compete when it comes to paying top wages for players he feels are worth it. The Northern Irishman decided not to pursue a deal for newly-signed Tottenham midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson after his salary demands increased beyond what the Reds boss was willing to pay. “We didn’t lose out on Sigurdsson because of not wanting to spend the money, we lost out because the manager was not prepared to move,” said Rodgers. “There is no doubt there will be other targets and people we want to bring in but we won’t lose out on wages. In other news, Roma have confirmed that Liverpool

are interested in signing Italy international Fabio Borini. Rodgers revealed earlier this week that they were close to acquiring the 21year-old striker, who worked under him at both the Chelsea academy and Swansea. “There is a real interest shown by Liverpool for Borini,” Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini said during yesterday’s press conference in Roma’s pretraining camp in Riscone. “We are evaluating the situation with (Roma general manager) Franco Baldini.” Roma only bought Borini outright last month after paying Serie A side Parma £3.95million for the remaining 50% of the player’s rights. Borini, who was a member of Italy’s Euro 2012 squad, scored nine goals in 24 Serie A appearances for Roma last season. Reports in Italy claim that Roma could sell Borini and use the funds to buy coveted Siena striker Mattia Destro, who is also a target of Inter Milan and Juventus.

ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS is ready to sanction the sale of Rafael van der Vaart to give him the spending power he needs to reshape the Tottenham squad. Van der Vaart has two years left on his contract at White Hart Lane and although new head coach Villas-Boas admires the Dutchman’s quality, Standard Sport understands he is prepared to sacrifice him to bring in the funds he requires to conclude a busy summer transfer campaign. Van der Vaart has interest from Germany, with both Schalke and his former club Hamburg having expressed a desire to sign him. During the first two years of his spell at Spurs, Van der Vaart was the club’s top earner, collecting a basic wage of about £70,000 a week. Tottenham signed Van der Vaart for £8million from Real Madrid during the summer of 2010 and are looking for about £11m for the 29-year-old midfielder. Van der Vaart’s sale, as well as the possible departure of Luka Modric to Real Madrid, would give VillasBoas considerable financial freedom. Defender William Gallas, another high earner, will also be allowed to leave the club. Van der Vaart has been a valuable player for Spurs, scoring 29 goals in two seasons in a role playing just off a lone forward. Villas-Boas is likely, however, to ditch the 4-4-1-1 formation preferred by former manager Harry Redknapp in favour of the bold 4-3-3 system he used at FC Porto and Chelsea. It is thought Villas-Boas would like to sign two new forwards, one of whom will almost certainly be Emmanuel Adebayor, who is close to agreeing a permanent move from Manchester City following a successful loan spell last season. Adebayor would need to take a significant cut to his basic wage of £175,000 a week but Spurs are prepared to sweeten the pill by handing him a substantial signing-on fee. Villas-Boas was also keen on Poland forward Robert Lewandowski, who plays for Borussia Dortmund, but the club’s sights are believed to have turned again to longtime target Leandro Damiao after Lewandowski was judged to be too expensive. Damiao, 22, plays for Internacional and has won nine caps for Brazil. Brad Friedel’s days as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper also appear to be numbered, with Tottenham stepping up their pursuit of France’s No.1 Hugo Lloris. Spurs’ offer for the 25-yearold is about £11.9m, with Lyon seeking £15.9m, but it is thought that Lloris would welcome a move to England.

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Sport Bolt is ‘fit and firing’ Jamaican superstar given the green light as world awaits sprint showdowns


SAIN Bolt is fit and firing ahead of the Olympics, according to his agent. Bolt had worried London organisers as well as his legion of fans around the world when he flew to Munich for treatment by celebrated sports doctor HansWilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt after training partner Yohan Blake edged him out in both the 100 metres and 200m at the recent Jamaican Olympic trials. But Bolt’s agent Ricky Simms has attempted to play down fears he is a doubt for the Games, adding the 25-year-old sprinter was merely suffering from tightness in his hamstring. “He’s back to normal, he’s back in full training and he’s good to go, he’s firing,” Simms told the Telegraph. “His body is back to normal. The muscle tightness has gone.” Simms acknowledged Bolt nursed the minor problem at the Olympic trials at the National Stadium in Kingston. But after managing to qualify for London in spite of the complaint, the Jamaican was told by his coach to fully recover before he can prepare to defend his 100m, 200m and 4x100m crowns at the Games. “He had a slightly tight hamstring during the trials and that’s why possibly he didn’t push as hard as he could have,” added Simms. “He was just protecting that. The main thing at the trials was to get through and get on the team for the Olympic Games. “His coach decided that he needs to get a little bit of

The world’s fastest man: Usain Bolt wowed the world with his showboating world record performances in Beijing massage and treatment on that and rest up, and then train again hard next week so that he’s ready for the Olympic Games.” The news will be a major relief to the organisers of the London Games, who charged a top price of £725 for tickets to the men’s 100m final. A race without a fully fit Bolt would have been a bitterly disappointing anti-

climax. Bolt has been a regular visitor to Müller-Wohlfahrt, nicknamed ‘Healing Hans’ since he was 16 because he has a congenital curvature of the spine that has been known to have a knock-on effect on his hamstrings. The men’s 100 metres is the jewel in the Olympic crown and Blake’s surprise humanisation of Bolt has

ensured that next month’s showdown will be a race worthy of the Games rather than a mere time trial for the defending champion. Having wowed the world with his showboating world record run in Beijing then lowered his mark to a stunning 9.58 seconds in Berlin two years later, all the talk since has been about how fast he could go in London.

But training partner Blake, who won the 2011 world title when Bolt was disqualified for a false start, showed that there is a race to be won first when he clocked a personal best and season-leading 9.75 to win the Jamaican trials then repeated the dose with victory in the 200m. Nobody, least of all Blake, will be thinking Bolt has had his day, but the champion

will have to be fully recovered physically, and mentally secure of his fitness, to explode out of the blocks and avoid the shocking start he had in the trials. That could open the door for his rivals. “I’m the Olympic champion so I have to show the world I am still the best,” said Bolt, who will team up with Blake to defend Jamaica’s 4x100m relay title. “I know what I need to do to get it right. I just have to get my stuff together.” American great Michael Johnson meanwhile believes Bolt can lower his 100 metres world record from 9.58 to 9.4 seconds. “If Usain was to be really focused and committed on cleaning up his technique he could probably run 9.4 seconds but he would have to do some major training and adjustments in the way that he runs,” Johnson said in an interview with “I think he can do whatever he wants to do. If he gets to the starting line healthy, at his best, everyone else at their best, he wins every time ... he’s that good.” Johnson, who holds the world and Olympic records over 400 metres, was impressed by Blake’s two victories over Bolt in the Jamaican trials and believes the 22-year-old is another gold-medal prospect at the Games. “Yohan Blake showed he will take advantage when Bolt does not perform at his best,” the American said. “Bolt now has a legitimate challenger and will need to be at his best in London to defend his Olympic titles.”

Mancini looking forward to ‘excitement ahead’ By Carl Markham

Top dog: Roberto Mancini masterminded Manchester City’s first championship since 1968

MANCHESTER City manager Roberto Mancini is keen to build on the success of the club’s first championship since 1968 and believes his new fiveyear contract will enable him to do so. The contract is believed to be worth £37.5 million, making Mancini the Premier League’s highest paid manager. The Italian had 12 months remaining on his existing deal and although there were reports linking him with the Russian national team, a swift end has been put to all speculation over his future. But he is keen to use City’s first title for 44 years as a platform for further improvement.

“The opportunity which exists to build on our recent success is enormous,” he told “I am very much looking forward to the challenges and excitement ahead. “I am delighted to be able to give all of my efforts to Manchester City for a further five years. “Manchester City is a fantastic football club, from the owner, chairman, board and the executive team, through to the players, staff and fans.” The new contract is a tangible reward for pipping near-neighbours Manchester United to the Barclays Premier League on a dramatic final day in May. Having joined City in December 2009 as a replacement for Mark Hughes, Mancini has overseen gradual improvement as

the club have risen from fifth at the end of his first season to third and then ultimately top spot. During that time the club picked up their first trophy for 35 years with victory in the 2011 FA Cup final. Prior to arriving in Manchester, Mancini collected three Serie A titles and two Italian Cups and City’s interim chief executive officer John MacBeath said success at the Etihad Stadium had only enhanced the manager’s reputation. “Roberto’s managerial credentials have been well proven in Europe for many years,” he said. “And in leading a team which has won the FA Cup and an unforgettable Barclays Premier League title in successive seasons, his ability to manage in the English domestic game is

also undisputed. “This new agreement allows Roberto to focus on the challenge of guiding a team which is capable not only of defending the Premier League title, but one which can compete for European honours.” With Mancini’s contract now sorted, plans can continue for their Premier League defence with City announcing a pre-season friendly against Wolfsburg - from whom they signed Edin Dzeko for £27 million in January last year - on August 4.

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