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One year on: the anger and pain Sombre services and protests mark Mari anniversary By Natalie Hami and George Psyllides


HE first anniversary of the Mari naval base tragedy was marked yesterday morning with a sombre ceremony on the dusty hillside near the base where 13 crosses have been erected in memory of the sailors and firemen who lost their lives in the naval base explosion on July 11, 2011. In the evening, two to three thousand people gathered outside the Presidential Palace in Nicosia to mourn the dead, a reminder of the weeks of angry protests that followed the explosion as the public demanded answers as to why the 98 containers of confiscated munitions that caused the explosion had been improperly stored and left dangerously exposed to the elements for more than two years. The protesters, which included a strong presence of nationalists ELAM, clad in their signature black t-shirts, demanded the resignation of President Demetris Christofias, whom they called a murderer. They also played a recording of the moment an independent investigator Polys Polyviou delivered his verdict that Christofias was mainly to blame for the incident.

“Down with Christofias’ junta,” the crowd chanted, as various speakers pledged they would not give up their quest for justice no matter how many years went by. Maria Ioannidou, the widow of navy commander Andreas Ioannides who was killed in the blast, told the protesters that their presence gave her the strength she needed to cope with the tragedy. A strong police force in riot gear observed the assembly from a distance, but there was never a need for their intervention. Earlier yesterday, relatives of those killed gathered at the naval base, in a solemn ceremony attended by Defence Minister Demetris Eliades and Archbishop Chrysostomos among others, where wreaths and flowers were laid on the 13 crosses inscribed with the names of the deceased. The relatives expressed their sense of loss and anger at what they see as the lack of punishment for those responsible for the explosion which also virtually destroyed the nearby Vassiliko power station – the source of more than half the island’s electricity. Mother of the twin sailors killed in the blast, Popi Christoforou, said that for


A naval officer salutes at a ceremony to remember the 13 victims killed in the Mari explosion

(Christos Theodorides)

Billionaire Tetrapak heir ‘lived for week with wife’s dead body’ ONE of Britain’s richest men may have lived with the body of his wife in their £50 million Belgravia home for more than a week, the Evening Standard was told yesterday. Detectives were waiting to question Hans Rausing, 49, an heir to the £4.5 billion Tetrapak drinks carton for-

tune, after he was admitted to a secure hospital for treatment last night. The body of Eva Rausing, 48, a friend of Prince Charles, was found when police went to search the couple’s Belgravia house after his arrest on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs on Monday.

She was found in an upstairs bedroom and is believed to have died of a drug overdose. Both husband and wife were long-term drug users and were said to live in “a twilight world of addiction”. Detectives are treating the death as “unexplained”. A post-mortem failed to

establish a formal cause of death and police are waiting for the results of toxicology tests. Police are examining CCTV at the six storey house in Cadogan Place to establish the comings and goings but


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THE UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) will use Cyprus’ six-month EU presidency to educate people on who refugees and asylum seekers coming to the island really are. “Many people do not seem to know who is a refugee, or why asylum seekers are coming to Cyprus,” said Nasr Ishak, UNHCR representative for Cyprus. Recently, a number of organisations, including single parent families and the divorced women’s association have equated the economic downturn and cut in benefits allocated to them with the provision of services to asylum seekers and refugees. Along with the far right nationalist group ELAM, these groups claim their benefits are being cut so the state can pay for refugees, asylum seekers and irregular migrants. As the impact of the economic crisis deepens, “illegal migrants” has become a catch-all phrase for any foreigner in Cyprus, whether legal resident, recognised refugee, asylum seeker or irregular migrant. The UN agency is preparing a series of 30-second TV spots “to show the public that refugees are vulnerable people who were forced to flee due to persecution, war or human rights abuses in their countries”, he said. The agency will also use Cyprus’ time at the helm of the EU Council to explain some of the issues under discussion, like why

‘Illegal migrant’: a catch phrase for any foreigner in Cyprus a Common European Asylum System (CEAS) – a priority of the presidency

– is necessary or how it will affect people in their daily lives.

“The issue of solidarity within and beyond the EU is also of particular interest to Cyprus. The Cypriot authorities with their extensive experience are well-suited to effectively lead discussions on preparedness mechanisms, voluntary relocation of refugees and other forms of solidarity measures,” said Ishak. The UNHCR has issued a number of recommendations to the govenrment for its six-month presidency that are meant to provide “informed and constructive input” that could assist Cyprus in leading the Council’s discussions on these important matters. “Cyprus assumes the EU Council presidency at a pivotal moment for EU member states which are facing far-reaching political, economic and social challenges,” said Ishak. The UNCHR representative in Cyprus noted that the Cypriot presidency has until the end of the year to conclude the CEAS, meaning it “has to effectively deal with what is a complex and multifaceted asylum and immigration agenda”. In addition, new displacement and refugee crises in the Middle East and North Africa are posing new challenges for the whole of Europe and for Cyprus, he noted. The UNHCR will address the informal meeting of the justice and home affairs council scheduled for next week in Cyprus and has been asked to provide a special briefing to the council on the situation in Syria.

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Pilot’s skill averts tragedy after Aeroflot plane’s burst tyre landing By Jacqueline Agathocleous TRAGEDY was narrowly avoided yesterday after the tyre of a Russian Aeroflot burst on landing, sending the plane off the runway and causing serious upheaval at Larnaca airport. No injuries were reported among the 287 passengers and crew members, while the airport’s services acted quickly to avert a possible catastrophe. The pilot’s experience is said to have saved the day, as he managed to divert the Ilyushin 96 plane into a neighbouring taxi strip and bring it to a halt without crashing. “We confirm that at 8.27 in the morning, during the landing process of a plane of Russian interests, a small explosion occurred in a tyre on the aircraft’s central wheel,” Hermes Airports’ spokesman Adamos Aspris said yesterday. “As a result, the aircraft exited the landing strip and became immobilised in an adjacent taxi strip.” The plane, he added, had arrived from Moscow with 287 passengers

and crew members on board. “There were no injuries from the incident,” said Aspris. “Straight away, Hermes Airports’ operations centre took over co-ordinating all the necessary services with the aim of safely transporting the passengers into the airport’s building.” By early afternoon, Aspris said the affected runway was completely restored, with the airport functioning fully again. He said the airport would tow the plane away, if it was deemed necessary.

NO FIRE Aspris said contrary to reports, a fire didn’t start on the aircraft. “There was just some smoke that was the result of the aircraft’s tyre bursting,” he explained. Asked if the plane narrowly missed the airport building, Aspris said: “There don’t seem to be any indications of there being any such danger.” He wasn’t in a position to give many details, such as how far the plane had

gone before being immobilised. “Any further details will emerge through the investigation that is still underway,” said Aspris. He rejected the possibility of something being on the runway causing the tyre to burst. “No there wasn’t anything. The runway has also been checked after the incident,” said Aspris. “An inspection was carried out to see if any bits of tyre were left on the runway and indeed some were found and gathered up. The runway was also inspected to see if there was any damage and it emerged the runway was in a position to operate as normal.” Aspris denied media reports that the passengers had in fact disembarked the plane by themselves and started running around the runway in a panic. “This couldn’t happen without the necessary disembarkation means,” he pointed out. Passengers who were due to return to Moscow with the same plane were taken to a Larnaca hotel until they received further information from the airline.

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Home Confusion over state of Russian loan By Stefanos Evripidou THE GOVERNMENT is completely in the dark about the prospects of securing a Russian loan, it transpired yesterday. According to daily Alithia, a “very reliable source” told the paper that the government has received “absolutely no signal” from Moscow about whether the request for the loan will be approved or not. So far, the government has had to assess its chances of securing the loan based on public statements made by Russian officials to the media. Right now, the omens look slightly better than worse if one looks at the latest comments to come out of Russia. On Monday, Russia’s permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said any loan from his country to Cyprus would be intended for the recapitalisation of its banks and not as financial help towards the EU. Chizhov was quoted in the Russian media as saying that the aim was to help the island’s banks, which he said had unwittingly fallen victim to Cyprus’ close relations with the Greek banking system. If talks end with an agreement, he added, it will be a bilateral agreement, which will have no relation with the country support programme implemented by the so-called troika (European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund). Alithia quoted the source saying of Chizhov’s statement: “There is absolutely no other signal.” The same source said Cyprus has gone from hearing Russian officials claiming Cyprus has not even submitted a request for a loan, to intimating they would give the loan. “That’s what we have at the moment. Whatever you know, we know. Cyprus has made a request to Moscow and we wait,” said the source.

Banks listed risks, watchdog rules By George Psyllides THE prospectuses published by the two big banks when issuing capital securities were in accordance with the law, the securities and exchange commission (CySEC) said yesterday, following an investigation into complaints from people who put their money into high-return bank investment products now worth a fraction of the original price. Bank of Cyprus (BoC) and the now state-controlled Popular Bank have also suspended interest payments for these securities, which many people claimed they were misled into buying.

“The bank prospectuses explicitly list the risks and all conditions assumed by an investor,” said CySEC chairwoman Demetra Kalogirou. They also include the “possibility of not paying interest when, among others, the bank does not have adequate capital.” Kalogirou said the matter is now closed for her commission, but there was also the issue of how these products were promoted by the banks. And that was something for the Central Bank to look into. The question is whether investors were advised by approved investment consultants or if this was done by ordinary bank employees who did not have a licence, Kalogi-

rou said. “Investors must avoid taking advice from anyone apart from individuals who are registered investment consultants with the necessary certification,” she said. Former CySEC chairman Giorgos Charalambous recommended to those who felt they were misled to seek legal advice to see if there was a case to be made regarding compensation. Charalambous, stressed that the number one “concern must be the protection of depositors – the public – from whom banks raise funds. If we do not pay any attention to this and we abandon them they will abandon us,” he told state radio.

Both BoC and Popular Bank have sought state assistance after they failed to raise the necessary capital from private funds to meet regulators’ conditions. BoC said it needed €500 million while Popular needs at least €1.8 billion. The requests have prompted the cash-strapped government to seek EU monetary assistance. However, the European Banking Authority (EBA) said yesterday that “it is possible that additional capital needs for these two banks will be required after assessment by the relevant EU authorities and the IMF in the framework of the assistance programme.”

Ports authority pitch in ¤50m to government pot The state needs to refinance debt before EU bailout comes By George Psyllides THE ports authority yesterday became the third semi-government organisation to lend money to the cashstrapped state when it announced it would provide €50 million through the purchase of three-month treasury bills. It follows the decision of telecommunications company CyTA to pitch in €101 million and the human resources development authority’s (HRDA) contribution of €24 million. The state, shut out of international capital markets for more than a year, has used short-term domestic borrowing to refinance its debt. This has become harder after its sovereign rating was cut to junk by all three major ratings agencies, making it impossible for banks – which have problems of their own – to purchase government debt. The two biggest, Bank of Cyprus and the now state-controlled Popular Bank, have sought state assistance to the tune of €500 million and at least €1.8 billion respectively. In turn, the state has asked for EU

The ports authority has become the third semi-government organisation to provide funds to the state assistance, but that is not expected before September. The state needs to refinance around €500 million worth of debt in the next couple of months. “We think it is our obligation to help the state overcome the difficult financial situation it is in, provided our needs allow,” said ports authority chairman Chrysis Prentzas. The board’s decision was unanimous, he added. While the ports authority and HRDA

pledged the full amount sought by the state, CyTA said it could only afford some €101 million, instead of the €250 million the government was reportedly looking for. On July 4, the government said it would raise €250 million in a private placement of three-month treasury bills today. The transaction was arranged with domestic institutional investors and the yield would be known after the issue, the finance ministry said.

But a stock market announcement yesterday said the value of government treasury bills to float today is €151 million. The government’s move to borrow money from semi-state organisations has been criticised by the opposition, with DIKO vice chairman Nicolas Papadopoulos suggesting the state was on the brink of default. Government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou described Papadopoulos as a scare-monger.

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Grieving relatives at the memorial service near the naval base at Mari yesterday

(Christos Theodorides)

Mari: the anger and pain Relatives fear justice will not be served (Continued from front page) her those responsible for the tragedy caused human deaths “but for Cyprus it caused something even bigger and the punishment will be slight compared to the great harm it caused.” Nicolas Ioannides, the son of commander Ioannides, said that one year on, relatives are still waiting for accountability. “We see those who are mainly responsible still in their positions accusing each other, and those that are dead,” he said. “We won’t tolerate anything other than full justice and that’s why we’ll fight till the end.” It was a theme taken up by the archbishop who told the gathering that the time will come when those responsible will pay. “The truth will shine through in the end and those responsible will get what they deserve.”

The defence minister focused on the sacrifice the men had made for their country. “We honour the memory and sacrifice of these heroic men of the navy and of the fire service that gave their lives in the line of duty,” said Eliades. Government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou expressed the government’s “deep sorrow.” “The state has already assumed its political responsibility for the tragic event; it has apologised at the highest level. “Assuming the responsibility, the state initiated procedures to deal with the consequences of the blast. It has taken measures to prevent similar catastrophic incidents and instigated procedures to identify and apportion responsibility”, he said. He added that their expres-

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sion of support is the least the state can offer to the families of the deceased. “The tragic event at Mari should not be exploited to divide and cause rifts in society,” he said. Ruling AKEL said yesterday that the anniversary served as a reminder that the state needs further modernisation as it failed to protect human lives and other significant infrastructures. Justice must be served in order to soothe the wounds of the families of the victims, AKEL said. Party leader Andros Kyprianou said the ongoing court proceedings will determine who was responsible for the explosion. Former Foreign Minister Marcos Kyprianou, former Defence Minister Costas Papacostas, former national guard deputy chief Savvas Argyrou, fire service chief Andreas Nicolaou, deputy fire chief Charalambos Charalambous, and Andreas Loizides, the commander of the disaster response squad EMAK, have all been charged with manslaughter and cause of death by negligence. The criminal court case followed a non-binding inquiry into the blast by cabinet- appointed lawyer, Polyviou, last October. He concluded that President Demetris Christofias and his former defence and foreign ministers were responsible for the blast. The ministers had resigned shortly after the explosion. Christofias refused to accept the findings of the inquiry. “The fact that the president and his government have not assumed their personal, political and legal responsibility (makes) the lack of trust grow towards the state,” said

An echo of last year’s protests: demonstrators outside the Presidential Palace yesterday the Greens’ general secretary, Ioanna Panayiotou. The fire services honoured the six fire fighters killed in the blast by unveiling a commemorative plaque with their names at its headquarters in Nicosia, followed by a memorial service. The Electricity Authority’s general manager Stelios Stylianou gave the day’s sole positive note, focusing on the staff’s hard work to ensure that the disruption to the electricity supply was kept to the minimum. The damage to the power station caused rolling power cuts across the island for around a month.

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MEMBERS of a group last night completed a 300 kilometre march in honour of the victims, which ended at the Presidential Palace. The march, which began on Saturday night in Nicosia, was a pilgrimage to the burial places of the 13 victims of the Mari blast. On Sunday they reached Ayios Georgios cemetery in Larnaca where they placed wreaths on the graves of three victims: Lambros Lambrou, Vassilis Krokos and Andreas Papadopoulos. They then made their way to Ormidia in the afternoon where they placed a wreath on the grave of Panayiotis Theofilou. On Monday morning they set off for Pervolia in Larnaca where they placed a wreath on Spyros Ttantis’ grave. On Tuesday they went to Alethriko to place a wreath on the grave of Adamos Adamou, and then to Anglisides to place a wreath on Georgos Yiakoumis’ grave. Early yesterday they headed to Mari to hold a ceremony. They then headed back to Nicosia to visit Michalis Irakleous’ grave before joining the demonstration at the Presidential Palace.

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IPC insists Tymvios case sets precedent Eroglu’s position is strengthened says IPC head By Stefanos Evripidou

Giorgos Lillikas chose Mari anniversary to launch proposals

Lillikas seeks measures to oust leaders By Stefanos Evripidou INDEPENDENT PRESIDENTIAL candidate Giorgos Lillikas yesterday proposed introducing measures to revoke the powers of elected representatives when they have lost the trust of the people. He said he chose yesterday to announce the proposal as a symbolic gesture in honour of those who lost their lives in the Mari tragedy on July 11, 2011. Speaking to reporters, Lillikas said constitutional amendments could be made to give the public a chance to cut short the duration of an elected representative’s time in office, including the president of the Republic, MPs and mayors, once they have violated serious principles of the social contract or have lost the trust of the electorate. The revocable powers clause would serve to enhance participatory democracy and encourage candidates to stick to their election promises, he argued. The former foreign minister explained this could be done by collecting signatures from one third of the relevant electorate. For the president this would mean one third of the entire electorate; if MPs, then one third of voters in their district; and if the mayor, then one third of the municipality. Once the signatures have been collected, then within 30 days, a referendum in the respective electoral area will be held asking whether early elections should be held.

If 50 per cent plus one says yes, then within 45 days new early elections have to be held for the position. The incumbent official will also be allowed to run as a candidate, though whoever wins, can only serve out the remainder of the original official’s time in office. “I believe people are politically mature to know and be able to decide in which cases to exercise this new form of power,” said Lillikas. Asked whether the proposed system made it easy for opposition parties to call early elections, he said it was not at all easy to collect signatures from one third of the entire electorate. Lillikas was the first to announce his candidacy for next February’s presidential elections, in the hope this would encourage the four minority opposition parties (DIKO, EDEK, EVROKO and the Greens) to back him. The four were unable to agree and now the former minister is pinning his hopes on getting EDEK’s support, and that of the Church leadership. He will meet with the Green party next week. Meanwhile, reports suggest there are members within DIKO and EVROKO who are ready to support him regardless of their party’s final decision. EVROKO deputy Nicos Koutsou has made his support for Lillikas clear, while party leader Demetris Syllouris yesterday announced after a meeting with DISY leader Nicos Anastasiades that his party would “seriously consider” the latter’s candidacy.

THE HEAD of the Immoveable Property Commission (IPC) in the north described the outcome of the Mike Tymvios land swap case as a “landmark” that would likely act as a precedent for other cases. Speaking to the Englishlanguage paper in the north, Cyprus Today, Gungor Gunkan said the option of exchanging properties owned by private individuals in the north and south would likely lead to agreement on one of the thorniest issues in the Cyprus problem peace talks, the property issue. The exchange of properties will also strengthen the position of Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu at the negotiating table, he said. Tymvios had gone to the IPC for claims to his property in the north, reported to reach 600 donums in size. In 2007, Tymvios reached a friendly settlement with the IPC to swap ownership of his land near Tympou village in the occupied areas with 27 donums of land in Larnaca, owned by the Turkish Cypriot organisation, the Muslim Schools of Larnaca. Given that the government does not recognise the IPC, providing domestic remedies to the thousands of property claims of Greek Cypriot refugees, and the fact that two schools and refugee-owned businesses are located on the tract of land in question, the Larnaca Land Registry refused to transfer owner-

The ECHR endorsed the settlement for Mike Tymvios ship from the Turkish Cypriots to Tymvios. In 2008, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) endorsed the friendly settlement between Turkey and Tymvios. For his part, Tymvios filed two lawsuits against the Cyprus Republic for refusing to accept the transfer, an appeal at the ECHR and a complaint at the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, the body responsible for monitoring implementation of ECHR decisions. On Monday, Attorneygeneral Petros Clerides announced the government’s decision to approve the land swap and buy the land off Tymvios for €13m, just over half its estimated value of €21m.

He insisted the deal did not set a precedent, arguing it was a one-off case since the deal had been endorsed by the ECHR and gone to the Committee of Ministers, something which would be very hard to repeat since 2010 when the ECHR stopped Greek Cypriot property claims going directly to Strasbourg. In the landmark Demopoulos case, the ECHR decided that Greek Cypriot refugees would have to apply to the IPC for an effective domestic remedy before seeking access to the Strasbourgbased court. As of yesterday, 3,473 applications have been lodged with the IPC of which only 260 have been concluded through friendly settle-

ments, and seven through formal hearing. Around €102m (£81m) has been paid out so far to applicants in compensation. The IPC claims to offer a range of remedies: restitution of the property in question or exchange of Greek Cypriot property in the north with Turkish Cypriotowned property in the government-controlled areas, coupled with compensation for loss of use, or compensation and loss of title. However, in reality, from the 3,473 applications, 260 friendly settlements and seven formal hearings, the IPC has ruled for exchange and compensation in two cases, for restitution in one case and for restitution and compensation in five cases. In one case it delivered a decision for restitution after the settlement of the Cyprus issue and in another case it ruled for partial restitution. According to its website, the IPC “seeks to be a just, fast and effective remedy for property claims.” It examines claims for restitution, compensation and exchange, basing its considerations on the “principles of bizonality and bicommunality which have been common elements of the 1977-1979 High Level Agreements, as well as plans for a settlement of the Cyprus issue prepared by the UN.” The website notes that the IPC seeks “to satisfy the legitimate claims of property owners without prejudice to the rights of the Turkish Cypriot community”.

Hellenic reinforces capital position with share issue HELLENIC Bank – Cyprus’ third largest lender – announced yesterday that it was increasing share capital by €46.8 million, issuing 271.9 million new shares. “Despite the adverse market conditions because of the financial crisis and the uncertainty, the bank has significantly reinforced its capital position,” said Hellenic in an announcement. The subscription period for rights’ holders expired last week and new shares will be issued in the beginning of next week, the bank said. For the first quarter of the year, Hellenic reported an €8.0 million net profit. Hellenic is less exposed to Greek debt than the biggest lender, the Bank of Cyprus which has asked the state for €500 million, followed by Popular Bank which needs €1.8 billion. Hellenic posted a loss of €99.5 million after an EUwide Greek debt write-down, a modest amount relative to Popular Bank with its write-down of €2.5 billion.


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Website launched for missing woman By Bejay Browne A WEBSITE has been launched by the family and friends of a British woman, missing from her Paphos home since June 19. The website – – aims to raise awareness of Nancy Johnson’s disappearance and help to provide up to date information in the ongoing search. The 73-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer went missing from her Tsada home as her husband was taking a nap. “We have yet to have any firm sightings of Nancy confirmed since she went missing weeks ago. I’m trying to

stay positive and I would appeal to people to please leave the missing posters up,” her husband John said yesterday. “Some people are saying she’s been found, which isn’t true, and taking them down.” The ‘Missing Person Poster’ which has been created for Nancy has already been distributed in Tsada, and many areas of the Paphos district by family and friends. It is available to download from the website, and the missing woman’s family is hoping that people will post it and share online via various social media sites, forums and blogs. Nancy’s son Richard has also created a ‘Missing Per-

son’ page for his mother on Facebook. By clicking the ‘like’ button readers will be able to access information posted there. Nancy left her home at around 2pm on June 19. There were two sightings of her at 3pm and at 4pm but since then, police have been unable to find any trace of her. The second sighting was from a woman who Nancy spoke to, saying she “was a bit confused” and couldn’t find her way home. The lady gave her directions. Police conducted thorough searches of the area using dogs and helicopter sweeps. A second woman Thekla Christou, 68, was also reported missing in Paphos

on June 21 and is also still missing. Nancy Johnson is approximately 1.5m tall (5ft), weighing around 50kg and has short grey wavy hair. She is of a slim build and believed to be wearing sunglasses and flat black ‘ecco’ shoes. She was probably carrying a small water bottle and a small bunch of wild flowers. Thekla Christou, is about 1.6m in height, of slight build and has grey curly shoulder length hair. She was wearing a black dress.  Anyone with information is asked to call Stroumbi Police station on 26 814060, or the nearest police station or the citizen’s line on 1460

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New board, new plan before cash, CY told By George Psyllides PARLIAMENT wants the government to replace Cyprus Airways (CY) board members and draft a new reliable restructuring plan within three months before it releases the full €31.5 million sought to raise the ailing national carrier’s capital, it emerged yesterday. Speaking after discussion of the matter before the House Finance Committee, its chairman Nicolas Papadopoulos said a “majority has formed” favouring a string of conditions parliament will lay down before it releases the full amount. The government is expected to ask parliament today to approve the €31.5 million pledged by the state. But lawmakers want the government to replace the eight members it appoints on the airline’s board, as well as draft a new restructuring plan in three months. Lawmakers also want the communications ministry to review an incentives agreement signed with low-cost airline Ryanair, after CY complained it was unfair. “We hope that all these conditions will be met by the end of October so that the whole amount can be released,” Papadopoulos said. He added that for the time being parliament will release €15 million. Papadopoulos said Cyprus needs a national carrier and supporting the company was a priority for parliament. It would not “be in the form of a blank cheque”, he said. Last week, Canadian conglomerate Triple Five sent Cyprus Airways a letter reiterating its interest in acquiring a majority stake in the state-controlled airline. However, Triple Five would want the restructuring plan to be implemented before it makes a bid. CY has been getting by through government support and cash injections in the form of assistance for losses incurred due to a Turkish airspace ban on Cypriot aircraft.


A 33-YEAR-OLD Romanian man was yesterday remanded for seven days, after being arrested on Tuesday in connection with the murder of his compatriot Konstantin Daniel in Paphos last Saturday. Daniel was found stabbed in the head and stomach at 5am outside his apartment block in Paphos. He was taken to the district’s general hospital, where he died almost two hours later. Police said they had gathered enough evidence from the scene of the murder as well as the victim’s apartment to warrant the 33-year-old suspect’s arrest. According to the force, the suspect lives in the same apartment block as Daniel used to live. Following the murder, police said they were investigating the possibility of Daniel having had financial differences with someone.

High numbers of foreigners

Turkish EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis wore an Irish EU presidency tie from 2004 when he met the Irish minister

Turkey skips half a year in EU calendar Minister bypasses Cyprus presidency and looks to Ireland By Stefanos Evripidou IN A continuation of his ‘charm’ offensive against Cyprus’ EU presidency, Turkish EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis unilaterally kick-started the Irish EU presidency six months ahead of schedule. According to Hurriyet Daily News, Turkey’s chief EU negotiator said communication and cooperation with the upcoming Irish presidency has already started for Turkey, despite the fact Ireland is not due to replace Cyprus at the helm of the EU Council until January 1, 2013. “From our point of view, the Irish presidency will maybe last longer compared to other presidencies,” Bagis said at a meeting with his Irish counterpart, Lucinda Creighton, on Tuesday. “Perhaps we can interpret this presidency as being a year instead of six months,” said Bagis who has frequently repeated the view that Turkey will not have any direct association with the Cyprus EU presidency. Bagis attended the meeting wearing a necktie custom-made for the last Irish EU presidency in 2004. “As you can see, we have already started preparations for Ireland’s presiden-

cy,” he said. Turkey has managed to ignore a key component of the EU, the rotating presidency, relatively unscathed. While EU officials and some member states have stressed Turkey must respect all EU institutions including the EU presidency, none have moved to cut ties with the country, seen as a hugely important ally in the region. By keeping the channels of communication open with the European Commission and individual member states, the candidate country with aspirations to join the EU bloc has successfully managed to ignore the Cyprus EU presidency so far. At various EU forums, Bagis has likened Cyprus to a “half-state”, claiming its EU presidency is akin to Turkish children sitting in parliament every April 23. At the same time, Turkey remains the only country in the world which recognises the breakaway regime in the north as an independent, sovereign country, propping it up over four decades with billions of Turkish lira. During Tuesday’s meeting with Ireland’s European Affairs Minister, Bagis said: “Recent times have turned out to be increasingly in favour of Turkey’s EU membership.”

For her part, Creighton spoke of the transformation witnessed in Eastern Europe and the Balkans during the EU membership process, noting this process was still in progress in Turkey. Creighton highlighted that for full EU membership, the complete implementation of the EU acquis was required. “The EU process has helped the improvement of several aspects of the Turkish agenda such as the achievement of civilian control over security forces, judicial reform, religious freedom, and the legislative protection of fundamental human rights,” she said. Creighton clarified that Ireland will take over the presidency of the EU Council next year: “As the EU president, we will continue to passionately pursue the expansion strategy adopted by the EU. The support given by the Irish government for Turkey’s full membership will continue.” Turkey has not opened a new chapter in its accession negotiations with the EU for over two years now. It remains to be seen whether any progress will be made in the next six months or whether, as Cypriot Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou Marcoullis recently warned, there may be trouble ahead where Cyprus and Turkey is concerned.

CYPRUS had the second highest proportion of foreigners in the EU in 2011, as well as the highest proportion of EU nationals, a Eurostat report yesterday revealed. According to the report, 20 per cent of the island’s population in 2011 was foreign, while 13 per cent come from other EU states. Cyprus was topped only by Luxembourg, where 43 per cent of its population is foreign, 37 per cent of those being European. Germany, Spain, Italy, the UK and France had the most foreigners, with all five making up for 75 per cent of the union’s foreign population. In 2011, 33.3 million foreign citizens – EU citizens living in another member state or third country nationals – lived in the EU27, accounting for 6.6 per cent of its population.

Serbia visit FOREIGN Minister Erato Kozakou Marcoullis paid an official visit to Serbia yesterday, the first in her capacity as FM of the Cyprus EU Council presidency. According to the official Cyprus presidency site, Marcoullis will be received by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic. She will meet with her Serbian counterpart Vuk Yeremic, focusing discussions on Serbia’s European perspective. The Cypriot FM will also hold meetings with former Serbian president Boris Tadic.

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Care cap could be set at £100,000 - Lansley Cap four times the lower limit recommended by experts By Sam Lister MINISTERS have indicated that a cap on care costs for the elderly could be set as high as £100,000 - four times the lower limit recommended by experts. The government is also looking at an opt-in scheme which would allow wealthier pensioners to be protected by a limit on future costs - but only if they paid into some form of insurance scheme. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said yesterday no decision would be made on the level a care cap should be set at until the next spending review. But Department of Health analysis shows the government has looked at a number of options, including a £75,000 and a £100,000 limit. The threshold would be applied to individuals and, combined with a separate £10,000 maximum on bills for accommodation and living costs accrued by pensioners in homes, could leave couples paying out well over £200,000. Last year a review chaired by economist Andrew Dilnot recommended setting a cap between £25,000 and £50,000 to stop pensioners being forced to sell their homes to cover sky-high bills. Lansley said the government was looking at the “whole range” of options and insisted Dilnot had also raised the possibility of a higher cap. He added: “Of course, if you have a higher cap you do two things - you reduce the cost,

British Health Secretary Andrew Lansley reads a statement on social care reform plans yesterday at the House of Commons in London but you also increase the incentive for somebody to take out insurance or a financial services product to meet that cost. “But it is a balance and we are going to look at the whole range and the progress report sets out a range and illustrates such caps.” Meanwhile, the government announced plans to give state loans to pensioners moving into residential care so they do not have to sell their property immediately. People will be able to borrow money from councils at nominal interest rates, with the sum being paid back after their death. The scheme, being introduced across England in April 2015, is intended to help around 40,000 people

each year who are forced to sell their homes to cover care costs. Some local authorities already operate similar arrangements, but provision varies widely across the country. Ministers insisted cashstrapped councils would be given the “necessary” support to cover the costs of the changes. The move is part of a raft of proposals being published by Health Secretary Lansley in the draft Care and Support Bill. The three main parties have for years been seeking a consensus on tackling the huge costs of looking after the elderly, which are set to get even bigger as the population gets older. It emerged over the week-

Deputy PM still expecting Lords reform DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg yesterday made clear he expects David Cameron to deliver House of Lords reform, despite suffering his biggest backbench rebellion on the issue last night. Clegg said the measure - a key priority of his Liberal Democrats following their defeat in the voting reform referendum last year - was a “clear commitment” in the coalition agreement with Conservatives, which he compared to a contract between the two parties. The House of Lords Reform Bill cleared its first hurdle in the Commons with Labour support last night, but some 91 Conservative MPs defied the leadership to oppose giving the legislation its second reading, while dozens more abstained. And Cameron ducked a showdown with rebels by ditching a motion which would have limited detailed scrutiny of the reforms to 10 days, leaving open the prospect of opponents

wrecking the legislation by dragging out debate until time runs out. Ministers promised a new timetable motion before the House of Lords Reform Bill enters the committee stage in the autumn, after Clegg warned MPs that without some sort of limit on debate the reform package could be lost. Speaking to Sky News yesterday morning, Clegg made clear he expects Cameron to use the coming months to bring his party into line to fulfil the commitment he made when the coalition was formed in 2010. “A deal’s a deal and it’s important you stick to that deal,” said Clegg. “That’s why I think it is important - not least because so far both parties have stuck to that deal very effectively - that we continue to do so. That’s why it is important that we deliver House of Lords reform, because it’s a clear commitment in the coalition agreement.”

Two tabloid journos arrested in illegal payments probe TWO tabloid journalists were arrested yesterday in a probe into illegal payments to public officials, the first confirmed cases of such alleged corruption at titles unconnected to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Media group Trinity Mirror said it was cooperating with police after officers detained Justin Penrose from its Sunday Mirror newspaper, while Sky News named the other journalist as Tom Savage

from the Daily Star Sunday. The two were arrested at their homes in southern England as part of an inquiry into inappropriate payments to police, uncovered by a wider probe into phone-hacking that forced Murdoch to close his News of the World tabloid last year. Trinity Mirror has previously said it carried out a review of its editorial controls and procedures, obtaining written

confirmation from its senior editorial executives that they had not engaged in phonehacking or bribery. But former Mirror journalist, Greig Box-Turnbull, was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of bribery and causing misconduct in a public office. A spokesman for his new employer, Westminster Council, confirmed the arrest, but declined to comment further.

end that cross-party talks on reform of social care for the elderly had broken down when it became clear that funding decisions would not be taken until next year’s spending review.

Mystery over dead spouse of heir to Tetrapak fortune (continued from front page) it is understood Mrs Rausing had been dead for at least a week. Her husband, who stands to inherit a billion pound fortune from his father, was arrested in south London on Monday after he was stopped for driving erratically. Scotland Yard said he remained under arrest but had been transferred to a hospital for treatment. His condition is not thought to be life threatening and it is believed he is being treated in the Maudsley Hospital for drug related issues. Rausing is thought to have been living at the address in Cadogan Place at the time his wife’s body was found. He may now be questioned in connection with concealing her body. Eva Rausing, a mother of four, is from a wealthy South Carolina family. In 2008 she was arrested after trying to smuggle crack cocaine and heroin into a party at the US Embassy in London. More drugs were found in her Renault Clio car and their Cadogan Place home, but prosecutors dropped charges

in favour of conditional cautions. Detectives have questioned three staff at their Belgravia home. Specialists are downloading CCTV from cameras at the house and surrounding area. Officers believe it may take some time to establish exactly when Mrs Rausing died. They were seen walking the streets around their home in May, but neighbours said they were reclusive and rarely sighted outside. One insider said: “It appears they lived chaotic lifestyles, people did not hear from them from one week to the next.” Another source said: “They lived in a twilight world of addiction. It was not normal. Their life was a mystery to them both. They were both addicts.” The news of their son’s arrest and daughter-in-law’s death was broken to 86-yearold Hans Rausing and his wife Marit at their 900-acre estate in East Sussex. They issued a statement saying they were “deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic death of their daughter-in-law”.

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World Japanese political kingmaker Ichiro Ozawa (C) and parliament members shout slogans at their party’s first convention in Tokyo yesterday (AFP)

WORLD TODAY Web videos pre-screen CHINA’S broadcasting and internet regulators have told internet video providers they must prescreen all programmes before making them available, tightening state censorship of increasingly popular online shows. The new rule was issued jointly by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) and the State Internet Information Office. SARFT said this week in a statement on its website that the rule is in response to the rapid growth in online video programmes, some of which it said contain vulgar content, excessive violence or pornography. It said the rule would protect younger people and promote high-quality online programmes. China has a long-standing practice of censoring traditional television programmes and films, and it bans access to several popular foreign websites, including the video-sharing site YouTube.

Tokyo’s new panda cub dead A BABY giant panda died at a Tokyo zoo yesterday, less than a week after becoming the first cub to be born at the facility in 24 years. Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo said the male panda, who had not been named, died of pneumonia. A keeper found the cub, which was born last Thursday, lying belly up and not breathing, on his seven-year-old mother’s chest. He was pronounced dead an hour later, after resuscitation efforts failed. In a news conference, Yutaka Fukuda, the zoo’s chief panda keeper, said milk had accidentally entered the baby’s airway while his mother, Shin Shin, was breast-feeding him. A post-mortem examination found traces of milk in the cub’s bronchial tube.

Zoo tigers kill intruder TIGERS have mauled a man to death after he entered their enclosure at the Copenhagen Zoo. It was unclear how or why the 21-year-old Afghanborn man got into the Siberian tiger den, but investigators could not rule out suicide as a motive, police spokesman Lars Borg said. The man suffered multiple bite wounds to the throat, face, chest and a thigh.

New party points to Japan political shift By Tetsushi Kajimoto JAPANESE political veteran Ichiro Ozawa and dozens of other lawmakers who quit the ruling party over a tax hike plan launched a new party yesterday in a bid to challenge the government, possibly heralding an era of political shake-up. The exit of the 70-year-old Ozawa, whose clout is waning after four decades of political wheeling and dealing, will make it easier for Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda to control his Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) and forge coherent policies. But Noda, who depends on support from opposition parties to pass laws in a split parliament, becomes more vulnerable to an early election if further defections shrink his party’s already slim majority. The next lower house election must be held by September 2013 and the possible proliferation of smaller parties will also make coalition politics a necessity. “Ozawa’s departure is a plus for Noda in terms of

Ozawa party vows to move away from nuclear power his policy management because it removes sources of friction and makes it easy to cooperate with main opposition parties,” said Atsuo Ito, an independent political analyst who has worked for both the Democrats and rival Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). “But in terms of numbers, Noda’s government is weakening.” Opinion polls suggest no single party will win a majority in the next election, underlining voters’ disgust at the inability of mainstream parties to tackle persistent problems such social and economic effects of a shrinking, ageing population. “If an election is called, it may spur a political realignment. Neither the Democrats nor the main opposition could win a majority. It would be a matter of who is allying with whom,” said a

lawmaker close to Noda. The defection of Ozawa and his followers cuts the DPJ’s seats in the lower house to 250, allowing the party to keep its majority by just 11 seats. Ozawa reiterated opposition to Noda’s plan to double the sales tax to 10 per cent by October 2015 - seen as the first step to fix bulging public debt - while vowing to tackle deflation, post-quake reconstruction and administrative reform. Seeking to capitalise on public distrust of nuclear power, Ozawa said his party aims to wean Japan from its dependence on nuclear power, which accounted for about 30 per cent of Japan’s power needs before last year’s Fukushima disaster. “About 10 per cent of the world’s nuclear power stations are located in this small land of ours,” Ozawa told the

inauguration ceremony of his new party, named ‘People’s Livelihoods First’. “We regard nuclear power as transitional energy, and will strive to develop new energy sources that would replace atomic power, and clearly take the path of exiting nuclear power.” But Ozawa and his party are seen as less of a threat to the status quo than another new party led by populist Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto. “The next election is not about the DPJ versus the opposition but existing parties versus third forces such as one led by Hashimoto. No one wants to play with Ozawa,” said political commentator Harumi Arima. This is Ozawa’s fourth political party since 1993, when he broke ranks with the LDP. He then devoted the last two decades to creating, and then breaking up, alternative parties to the LDP, earning him the nickname “Destroyer”. Ozawa’s influence has faded lately, partly due to voter distaste for his oldstyle politics.

Chinese, Japanese spar over islands JAPANESE and Chinese foreign ministers sparred over rival claims to uninhabited islands in the East China Sea yesterday but appeared to try to steer clear of the acrimony that plunged ties between the two Asian giants into a deep chill two years ago. The meeting in the Cambodian capital on the sidelines of a regional meeting came just hours after Japan lodged a protest with China against the entry of Chinese patrol ships into waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, an issue that has long plagued relations between Asia’s two biggest economies. “Through specific cooperation we have to make JapanChina relations forward looking,” Kyodo news agency quoted Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba as telling Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi at the start of the two-way talks. “But at the same time, today, I would like to exchange views frankly on some problems existing between the two countries,” Kyodo quoted him as saying, adding that Gemba repeated Japan’s protest over the Chinese ships’ actions. Gemba told reporters after the talks that “It is important to respond calmly so that Japan-China relations overall are not affected,” Kyodo said. Yang said that Sino-Japanese ties, which this year mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic normalisation, had achieved “some progress” since the start of the year, according to a statement from China’s delegation to the regional meeting. Yang added that there were “some acute problems” in bilateral ties and stressed that the islands had always been Chinese territory, the statement said. “He urged Japan to adhere to relevant agreements and understanding between the two sides in good faith, return to the right path of managing differences through dialogue and consultation with the Chinese side and take concrete actions to uphold the overall interests of the bilateral ties,” the Chinese statement added.

Thai pardon for US citizen in king slur Episcopal church approves blessing for gay unions THAILAND’S king has pardoned a U.S. citizen who was jailed for two-and-a-half years last December for insulting the monarchy, a case that prompted rare U.S. criticism of its South-east Asian ally, and calls for it to respect freedom of expression. Thai-born Lerpong Wichaikhammat, 55, also known as Joe Gordon, had pleaded guilty to using the Internet to spread information that insulted the monarchy, charges stemming from material posted on his blog in the United States. “Joe Gordon was granted a royal pardon and released from jail on Tuesday night,” Walter Braunohler, a spokesman at the US embassy in Bangkok, said yesterday. The case highlighted Thailand’s extensive use of the world’s most draconian lese-majeste laws to stamp out even the faintest criticism of 84-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch. Human rights groups had hoped Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, some of whose party members are among those accused of lese-majeste, would reform the law after winning the election last year. But she is treading carefully, aware that her opponents in the military and royalist establishment could seize on any hint of disloyalty to the monarchy to bring her down.

The U.S. Episcopal Church on Tuesday approved a liturgy for clergy to use in blessing same-sex unions, including gay marriages in states where they are legal, becoming the largest U.S. religious denomination to approve such a ritual. Delegates to its triennial convention voted 171-50 to approve the liturgy, titled “the Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant”. Episcopal bishops had voted overwhelmingly on Monday in favour of the text. The US Episcopal Church, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, is the 14th largest US religious denomination, with about 2 million members, according

The blessing will be introduced in early December to the National Council of Churches. The proposed blessing will be introduced in early December and will be evalu-

ated over the next three years, according to a church spokeswoman, Nancy Davidge. The resolution does not mention the word “marriage” and it does not alter the church’s standard liturgy for a marriage between a man and a woman, but offers an alternative liturgy for blessing same-sex couples. The measure also gives bishops of the church discretion in the use of the liturgy and says no one should be punished for choosing not to use it. Reverend Bonnie Perry of Chicago, who supports marriage between same-sex couples, said she was pleased by the decision.

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Libya’s Jibril has vote lead, Islamists say not beaten

A Jibril campaign billboard in Tripoli on July 8, 2012 (AFP)

LIBYA’S wartime prime minister Mahmoud Jibril extended his lead in landmark elections, vote tallies showed yesterday, but Islamist rivals predicted their score would be boosted by allied independent candidates. Jibril’s National Forces Alliance headed for a landslide win in the eastern district covering the towns of Tobruk and Derna, seen as a hardline Islamist stronghold, suggesting his support was broader than urban areas such as the capital Tripoli. However Western-educated Jibril’s gains do not automatically translate into dominance of the 200-seat national assembly which is set to choose a prime minister and cabinet before

setting the stage for full parliamentary elections in 2013. Candidates on party lists have only been allotted 80 seats, meaning they will be outnumbered by independent candidates whose allegiances are hard to pin down. “With our own numbers we are almost certain that we have the majority in the independent seats,” said Mohammed Sawan, head of the Justice and Construction Party, the political wing of Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood. “Maybe the final result will show that Justice and Construction is the leading party,” he told Reuters. Libya’s first free national vote in six decades has been hailed as a success

by observers despite election-day violence that claimed at least two lives. Analysts say Jibril has benefited from his prominence as one of the main figures of last year’s uprising to end 42 years of dictatorship under Muammar Gaddafi, and is perceived by many Libyans as a safe pair of hands for rebuilding the economy. He was also leading in Sabha, the main town of the south. Justice and Construction led in the central town of Shati - one of the few areas where Jibril’s alliance did not stand. Many of the candidates of Justice and Construction were either less well known or were hamstrung by local perceptions that their party has ties with

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, clashing with a strong local sense of national sovereignty. The Libyan Muslim Brotherhood has always denied formal links with its Egyptian counterpart but has not been able to shake off a local belief that the two have close affiliations. Jibril, widely perceived as a moderate, rejects the labels of liberal and secular in a religiously conservative country where Islamic values are integral to the political debate. Independent candidate Abu Bakr Abdel-Gader said he had been approached by Justice and Construction and offered a position in the party - an offer he turned down.

Assad loses envoy in first defection

Burial for 520 Srebrenica victims

Iraq ambassador first envoy to jump ship

THOUSANDS of Bosnian Muslims prayed with open palms yesterday as the coffins of 520 Muslim men and boys killed in Srebrenica in 1995 and tipped into mass graves were passed overhead through the crowd and finally buried 17 years later. Draped in green cloth, the coffins were interred under a scorching sun in the Potocari memorial centre in eastern Bosnia at a funeral marking the anniversary of the massacre that brought the number of victims identified and buried to 5,657. Bosnian Serb wartime commander Ratko Mladic is on trial in The Hague accused of masterminding Europe’s worst atrocity since World War Two during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war, but for the families of the victims, the search for justice was of little comfort. “I don’t care what happens anymore. There is no verdict that could bring back my son,” said Sefika Menakic, 56, whose 15-year-old son Adem was killed trying to escape through the hills after Dutch peacekeepers abandoned the town designated as a UN “safe haven” to Mladic’s Bosnian Serb forces. Menakic learned three months ago that forensic experts had identified a shoulder bone of her son and several ribs, which she buried yesterday. “It kills me to think he lays there headless,” she said. “But at least I know I have a place to come and pray for his soul.” The remains of an estimated 2,400 Muslim men and boys are still to be identified or dug up from the mass graves they were dumped in by Mladic’s forces.

By Mariam Karouny SYRIA’S ambassador to Iraq defected yesterday in protest at the military crackdown by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces against a 16-month uprising, Syrian opposition sources said. Nawaf al-Fares, who has close ties to Syrian security, would be the first senior diplomat to quit the embattled government. There has been no comment from Damascus or Baghdad. A veteran of Assad’s rule who held senior positions under the late president Hafez al-Assad, Fares is from Deir al-Zor, the eastern city on the road to Iraq which has been the scene of a ferocious military onslaught by Assad forces. “This is just the beginning of a series of defections on the diplomatic level. We are in touch with several ambassadors,” said Mohamed Sermini, a member of the main opposition umbrella group, the Syrian National Council. The defection of Fares, a Sunni, could be a major blow to Assad, who wants to convince a sceptical world

that he is conducting a legitimate defence of his country against foreign-backed armed groups bent on toppling the government. Fares’ decision to jump ship follows the high-profile flight from Syria last week of Brigadier General Manaf Tlas, also a Sunni and once a close friend of Assad, whose minority Alawite sect has relied on Sunni allies to maintain control of Syria’s majority Sunni population. Tlas fled to Paris and has not spoken since of his intentions. Opposition sources said Fares was leaving Iraq but it was not clear where he would go. The first sign of a crack in Syria’s diplomatic ranks comes as Assad won further strong backing from the two major powers resisting Western and Gulf Arab pressure to oust him - Russia and China. China yesterday threw its weight behind UN envoy Kofi Annan, backing his call to include Assad’s ally Iran in internationally brokered talks to resolve the Syrian crisis, in the face of strong Western opposition. “China believes that the

appropriate resolution of the Syria issue cannot be separated from the countries in the region, especially the support and participation of those countries that are influential on relevant sides in Syria,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said in Beijing. UN Security Council veto-holders China and Russia have for the past year blocked efforts by Washington and its European and Gulf Arab allies to turn the screws on Assad. In Moscow, Russia resisted calls from the Syrian National Council to make Assad’s resignation a condition for talks on a political transition. Talks ended in discord as an opposition leader said Moscow’s policies were helping to prolong the bloodshed. “The Syrian people don’t understand Russia’s position. How can Russia keep supplying arms? How can they keep vetoing resolutions? There needs to be an end to mass killings,” said Burhan Ghalioun, former leader of the Syrian National Council.

Syrian National Council leader, Abdel Basset Sayda, addresses reporters during his press conference in Moscow yesterday, shortly after holding talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (AFP) Assad’s opponents say just under 13,000 armed and unarmed opponents of Assad, and around 4,300 members of security forces loyal to Damascus, have been killed since he launched a crackdown 16 months ago, using tanks and helicopter gun-

ships to attack rebel strongholds inside Syria’s biggest cities. Activists yesterday reported a new bombardment of rebel areas of Homs, a hotbed of opposition to Assad, as well as fighting in many other parts of the country.

Suicide bomber blows himself up outside Yemeni police academy, killing at least 22 people A SUICIDE bomber blew himself up outside a police academy in the Yemeni capital yesterday, killing at least 22 people - many of them young police cadets - in an attack investigators said bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda. Policeman Fadel Ali said the cadets were leaving the college


when the bomber attacked. “We ran to the place and found dozens of cadets covered in blood. Blood was everywhere. The scene was horrific.” Another witness said he saw a man in his 20s enter the crowd as cadets gathered in front of the academy. “A loud explosion shook the area

and I saw cadets lying on the ground with blood everywhere.” The bombing followed a similar attack in the capital in May, when a suicide bomber in army uniform killed more than 90 people during a rehearsal for a military parade. That attack - claimed by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)



- along with yesterday’s bombing showed quite how far the Yemeni government is from defeating the Islamist insurgents, despite a USbacked military offensive which drove them out of their southern strongholds. The insurgents have vowed to carry their fight across Yemen.

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Business EBA says banks still face major challenges

New Spanish austerity measures are unveiled

THE European Banking Authority said there remained significant challenges ahead for Europe's banks after they successfully met new requirements to bolster their core capital buffers. The EBA said that 27 banks had hiked their combined capital by €94.4 billion ($116 billion) to meet the expectations of the watchdog and fill a €76billion shortfall to make them strong enough to withstand the eurozone debt crisis. EBA Chairman Andrea Enria said the recapitalisation had been a "necessary and important step", but cautioned that banks had a long way to go to recover from the financial crisis and comply with new global regulations. "A lot still needs to be done. I'm very much aware this is not a silver bullet to resolve the difficult situation of the European banks," he said. The EBA's recapitalisation plan was part of a threepronged approach that also deals with sovereign debt exposures and improving access to funding. "Restoring confidence in the EU banking sector is a difficult endeavor. It's a very complex crisis we are in and we don't want to sound too upbeat on this," Enria said. "We have always said this is one component of a more comprehensive package of measures that needs to be put in place to bring stability to the European banking sector." Those measures include attempts by the EU to break the mutual dependency between weak banks and over indebted sovereigns. "We know very well that having strengthened the capital position of the banks this does not solve the problem of the interconnection of the banks and the sovereigns and does not re-open access to funding markets," Enria said.

PM Rajoy yields to EU pressure to avoid full state bailout By Julien Toyer and Andrés González RECESSION-plagued Spain unveiled new austerity measures yesterday designed to slash 65 billion euros from the public deficit by 2014 as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy yielded to EU pressure to try to avoid a full state bailout. The conservative leader announced a 3-point hike in the main rate of Value Added Tax on goods and services to 21 per cent and cuts in unemployment benefits and civil service pay and perks in a speech interrupted by jeers and boos from the opposition. "These measures are not pleasant, but they are necessary. Our public spending exceeds our income by tens of billions of euros," he told parliament. Analysts said the draconian savings plan, tearing up several of Rajoy's campaign promises, showed Madrid was already under de facto supervision from Brussels even though it has not requested a sovereign bailout and retains access to bond markets. Some said the tax increases could exacerbate the recession. Spain won softer deficit targets from its European Union partners this week and also negotiated rescue aid of

Police fired rubber bullets at protesting miners in Madrid yesterday, injuring several people, during a demonstration against slashes in coal subsidies aimed at trimming the budget deficit of the eurozone's fourth largest economy (AFP) up to 100 billion euros ($123 billion) from the eurozone's bailout fund for its crippled banking sector. In line with recommendations from the European Commission, Rajoy announced new indirect taxes on energy, plans to privatise ports, airports and rail assets, and a reversal of property tax breaks that his Popular Party had restored last December. Keeping one election promise, Rajoy did not touch pensions, but he said he would discuss with the Socialist opposition a change to the

system in line with EU recommendations to link benefits to life expectancy. He also said the tax burden was being shifted from taxes on labour and income to consumption and energy in line with European policy. In the streets of Madrid, hundreds of coal miners who had staged a long march from northern Spain protested against cuts in mining subsidies they say will put them out of work, as public discontent over austerity measures grows. With five years of economic stagnation and recession,

unemployment at 24.4 per cent and tax revenue falling, Spain is struggling to reduce the deficit after far overshooting its target last year. The high deficit and weak banks are now at the centre of the eurozone's debt crisis as investors fret that Spain could join Greece, Portugal and Ireland in needing a sovereign bailout. Madrid's borrowing costs have soared in recent months, with the yield on the 10-year government bond breaching the 7 per cent level regarded as unsustainable in the long run. On Wednesday, that

yield fell to 6.81 per cent. In Brussels, the European Commission welcomed the new fiscal programme, calling it an important step to ensure this year's fiscal targets are met. In its annual assessment of the Spanish economy released in May the EU executive had recommended most of the measures announced on Wednesday. "This is a clear demonstration of the macroeconomic conditionality that we had to accept in exchange for the banking aid and in exchange for more time to cut the deficit to 3 per cent," said Santiago Sanchez Guiu, economist at the Carlos III university in Madrid. EU finance ministers agreed on Tuesday to give Spain an extra year until 2014 to bring the public deficit down to 3 per cent of gross domestic product and relaxed this year's goal to 6.3 per cent. However, a Commission document said even the easier target would be difficult to reach. The latest measures completely overhauled Rajoy's previous budget plan, in which the central government and 17 autonomous regions had put in place some 48 billion euros in savings for 2012, insufficient to bring the deficit into line. Rajoy announced reforms to city hall governments, shutdowns of public companies, reduced benefits for civil servants, budget cuts for political parties and labour unions. The main civil service trade union responded by announcing work stoppages in July and a possible strike in September. Small groups of public workers protested outside parliament and the Popular Party's headquarters, chanting: "This is not a crisis, it's a rip-off."


OECD sees no end to jobs crisis as economy struggles

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UNEMPLOYMENT in advanced economies will remain high until at least the end of 2013, with young people and the low-skilled bearing the brunt of what is by far the weakest economic recovery in the past four decades, the OECD said yesterday. The jobless rate in the 34-country OECD area will still be stuck at 7.7 per cent at the end of next year, close to this May's 7.9 per cent rate and leaving 48 million people out of work, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said in 2012 Employment Outlook. The recent deterioration in the economic outlook was very bad news for the labour market, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria said. "It is imperative that governments use every possible means at their disposal to help jobseekers, especially young people, by removing barriers to job creation and investing in their education and skills," said Gurria. He presented the report in Paris, where the think tank is headquartered. Countries needed to tackle the jobs crisis with appropriate macroeconomic policy measures, including immediate steps to stabilise Europe's banking system. There was also a case for some easing of fiscal policy if governments retain room for budgetary manouevre, the OECD said. The challenges facing policymakers were in some respects unprecedented, according to the report: - Almost three years into the recovery from the trough of the global financial crisis, the May jobless rate was just 0.6 percentage points below the post-

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People wait in line at a government unemployment office in a Madrid suburb. Spain had the highest jobless rate in Europe in April war high of 8.5 per cent touched in October 2009. - Youth employment has declined by almost seven percentage points, relative to overall employment, since the start of the crisis, while low-skilled employment has dropped almost five percentage points. - What's more, temporary employment has picked up strongly because of firms' reluctance to rehire workers on open-ended contracts given the uncertain economic outlook. - Long-term unemployment has jumped to 35 per

cent of the jobless total from 27 per cent before the crisis, raising the spectre that the increase becomes structural as skills erode. Despite the grim environment, the OECD called for bold structural reforms in labour and product markets. For example, governments could tap a rich seam of job growth by opening the retail trade and professional services to greater competition. Economists have pointed to still restrictive shop opening times in a raft of European countries and international lenders have demanded that Greece and Italy loosen closed-shop practices, whether it be by pharmacies, law firms or taxi drivers. The report examines a plunge in the share of national income taken by wages and benefits, which has been dropping steadily across most of the OECD for the past 20 to 30 years. The median labour share fell to 61.7 per cent in the late 2000s from 66.1 per cent in the early 1990s. The report attributes 80 per cent of the fall to improved total factor productivity and to capital deepening - the key drivers of economic growth - as a result of the spread of information and communication technologies. This has led to unprecedented advances in innovation and the invention of new capital goods and production processes, enriching society as a whole but also replacing workers with machines for many routine tasks. Indeed, the OECD is worried the drop in low-skilled jobs is a permanent, structural phenomenon that will not be reversed when growth resumes.

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Mari highlighted all the failings of our leadership CYPRUS yesterday marked the first anniversary of the Mari blast which killed 13 men, destroyed a power station, exposed the glaring inadequacies of the state services and highlighted all the failings of President Christofias as a leader. It also led to another hike in the price of electricity, to pay for the leasing of generators, necessary to ensure uninterrupted power supply. The damage done to property was nothing compared to the pain and suffering inflicted on the families that lost their loved ones in the blast. They were not even offered a public apology by the head of state terrified that any expression of contrition would have been interpreted as an admission of personal culpability. Not that an apology from the president would have softened the pain or made their loss more bearable, but it would have indicated there was some regret for what happened. Instead, the president went into hiding for five days and when he finally appeared he offered no apology on behalf of the state. Christofias announced the setting up of an investigative committee to establish the political responsibilities for the tragedy and pledged to respect its findings. He gave testimony to the committee, claiming he had been kept in the dark about the storage of the 98 containers of munitions. When the committee published its findings, attributing political responsibility to the president and his ministers of defence and foreign affairs, the government rejected the findings and initiated a nasty campaign against the investigator it had appointed. The head of state and custodian of our institutions showed contempt for a stateordered investigation rather than accept political responsibility for the blast. He had refused to take any responsibility when he appeared before the committee as had all the other cowardly state officials, with the honourable exception of the former Foreign Minister Marcos Kyprianou. He was only one who was man enough to accept he had a share of the political responsibility, the rest, including the president passing the buck. Kyprianou and the defence minister at the time, Costas Papacostas now face criminal charges together with army and fire service officers. Bringing charges against two ministers and five senior ranking officers is unprecedented, but it was unavoidable given the universal public outcry and calls for justice. Whether justice will be done remains to be seen, but we can only express the hope that the truth will eventually come out when witnesses and defendants give testimony under oath. It is the least the relatives of the victims deserve for living in a country in which state officials, from the president down, never take responsibility for anything.

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Syria crisis shows limits of rising Turkish power Comment Alistair Lyon


URKEY'S bark seems worse than its bite. Ask the Syrians, who shot down a Turkish reconnaissance jet on June 22 and got away with it. Turkish leaders shrilled up their rhetoric. They sent antiaircraft missiles to the border and repeatedly scrambled F-16 fighters when Syrian helicopters flew too close. Ankara won supportive noises from its NATO allies. But that was it. Ask the Israelis, who killed nine pro-Palestinian Turkish activists on the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara aid ship in 2010, and got away with it. Turkey threatened to send its navy to protect future flotillas to Gaza, but never followed through. The danger for Turkey is that its truculence, whether over the Mavi Marmara ship incident with Israel or over the loss of its F-4 off the Syrian coast, begins to look toothless. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has likened Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on his opponents in the past 16 months to the practices of Nazi Germany - only to be accused in turn of being implicated in the bloodshed. “With his desire from the beginning to interfere in our internal affairs, unfortunately ... (Erdogan) has made Turkey a party to all the bloody acts in Syria,” Assad told Turkey's Cumhuriyet newspaper last week. "Turkey has given all kinds of logistical support to the terrorists killing our people.” After Erdogan announced that Turkey had toughened its rules of engagement on the Syrian border, the leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, accused him of playing poker with national interests. “Whatever the prime minister said at the time of the Mavi Marmara incident, he said the same thing today. If you bluff, you lose your deterrence internationally,” Kilicdaroglu said. So far, neither Turkey nor Syria seems eager for a confrontation, although the pricklier Turkish military posture raises the danger of an accidental one along a border that winds 900 km from the

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan: victim of his own rhetoric Mediterranean to the Tigris river. Turkey is a serious regional power with a powerful military and an economy far more dynamic than any comparable nation in the Middle East, where many envy its combination of new-found prosperity and democracy under a party with Islamist roots that finally tamed the generals who for decades called the shots. A simplistic image of Turkey, perhaps, but one whose appeal resonated in the Middle East when Erdogan reached out to a region long seen by Turks as more problematic than promising, with a policy breezily dubbed “zero problems” with neighbours. For much of the past decade, it worked well. Turkey maintained its strong alliance with Israel, while avoiding friction with Iran and cultivating new friendships with old foes such as Syria and the Kurds in Iraq, smoothing out tensions with trade, construction and development aid. Erdogan and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad became personal friends. It began to unravel when Israel assaulted the Hamasruled Gaza Strip in December 2008, drawing acid criticism from Turkish leaders who until then had worked hard to broker a peace deal between Israel and Syria over the occupied Golan Heights. When unrest in Arab police states spread to Syria in March 2011, Turkey urged Assad to defuse protests with


genuine reform. Instead, he tried to crush them with ferocious violence. Turkish leaders, feeling betrayed by Assad's spurning of their advice, turned decisively against him in September. But Assad, defying their predictions that he would go the same way as other Arab autocrats challenged by their people in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, is still clinging to power. Turkey embraced the Syrian opposition and gave sanctuary to the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) as well as to Syrian refugees, even talking of setting up some kind of buffer zone inside Syria if that desperate human inflow turned into a flood. But Ankara cautioned that it would do nothing militarily without NATO or backing from the UN Security Council, which has been paralysed on Syria by Russian and Chinese vetoes. That means its practical options are limited, particularly since it is still struggling with its own Kurdish insurgency in the southeast that has festered for nearly 30 years, costing about 40,000 lives, including an estimated 500 in the past year. Some worry that Erdogan, who stalked off a Davos stage he was sharing with Shimon Peres in 2009 saying the Israeli president knew “how to kill”, is prone to add pique to the more conventional foreign policy mix of pragmatism and principle. “Turkey could have pursued

a more cautious, measured policy toward Syria,” said Lale Kemal, Ankara bureau chief of Turkey's Taraf daily. “Outspoken Turkish policy has provoked the Assad regime. Turkey made the mistake of thinking Assad will go soon.” She argued that Turkey should not have flown jets near an “irrational” country like Syria in the throes of a civil war. “Syria has demonstrated to Turkey by downing the jet that 'Look, we have the power, we can shoot down your aircraft. You are a NATO member, but we also have big firepower'.” Former Turkish Foreign Minister Ilter Turkmen said his country had been unwise to swing so fast from being Assad's chum to his most virulent critic, dismissing the idea that support for Syrian rebels might pay off for Turkey later. “I don't think countries are ever grateful,” he said, predicting that any future post-Assad government would be extremely nationalistic, perhaps reviving problems with Turkey, whose Hatay province has long been claimed by Syria. “We have been prisoners of our own rhetoric,” Turkmen said, adding that any unilateral Turkish military intervention in Syria would be folly. “You can get in, but how do you get out?” For much of its modern history, Turkey has avoided foreign entanglements, intervening unilaterally only in Cyprus in 1974, while standing ready to join UN-backed peacekeeping missions in troublespots around the world, from Somalia to Afghanistan. Turkey remains widely admired in the Middle East, but the excitement at Erdogan's tough talk against Israel that made him so popular in the Arab world a couple of years ago has cooled. And for all their military might and economic muscle, the Turks now find themselves with almost no leverage in Damascus. “They can sell stuff. Lots of Middle Eastern people have Turkish goods in their homes,” said International Crisis Group analyst Hugh Pope. “But their ability to project power into those dysfunctional states in the Middle East is very small.”



25 years ago Sunday July 12, 1987

King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.

A baby boy born to a 23-year-old Yugoslav nurse went into the history books yesterday as UN chief Javier Perez de Cuellar symbolically named the infant the world’s five billionth resident. Matej Gaspar was born at 06.35 GMT, weighing a healthy 3.6 kilos.

1962 The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.

1970 A fire consumes the wooden home of Norwegian composer Geirr Tveitt and irretrievably destroys about 90 per cent of his output.

1986 Dozens are injured in the second consecutive night of violence in Portadown, County Armagh, in Northern Ireland.

1990 Boris Yeltsin resigns from the Soviet Communist Party, bringing the radical-conservative split into the open.

35 years ago Tuesday July 12, 1977 The head of the Fiat car company in France was freed today three months after he was kidnapped and his son said later that a ransom had been paid. “A ransom was paid by the family,” Paolo Revelli-Beaumont told journalists tonight. He would not say how much was paid for the freedom of Luchino Revelli-Beaumont or how the money was turned over.

45 years ago Wednesday July 12, 1967 Secretary-general U Thant rushed plans today to get UN peace teams in position along the Suez Canal before the end of the week as Israel reported another outbreak of air warfare. Israeli antiaircraft gunners in the Sinai claimed to have shot down a second Egyptian jet fighter since Sunday.

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Elijah Wood hints at a big Hobbit show for Comic-Con

Hunger Games finale to be split in two parts

Pop culture convention underway

Mockingjay, the final film instalment of the blockbuster book series, The Hunger Games, will be split into two parts, with the movies to be released in 2014 and 2015, the Lionsgate studio said this week. Lionsgate, a unit of Lions Gate Entertainment, said The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will hit theatres on November 21, 2014, and Part 2 on November 20, 2015. The Hunger Games film franchise is based on a best-selling science-fiction trilogy by author Suzanne Collins and follows the story of rebel heroine Katniss Everdeen, who tries to fight the oppressive regime ruling the nation of Panem. The first film, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, smashed box office records with its release in March and has became a pop culture hit with ticket sales of $678 million (436.8 million pounds) worldwide. The second instalment of the film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is set for release on November 23, 2013 and will be directed by Francis Lawrence. The splitting of the final film into two parts follows the pattern of the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises, which were also in two parts and released roughly a year apart from each other.

By Piya Sinha-Roy COMIC-CON International rolls into San Diego for its annual pop culture convention, and high on the list of must-see events is film footage of what actor Elijah Wood promises is a bigger Hobbit than fans can imagine. Comic-Con, which kicks off today and is expected to attract more than 125,000 people, is the biggest event of the year for many fans of comic book superheroes and science-fiction lovers. And TV networks and Hollywood’s major studios stage elaborate promotions to showcase upcoming films and programs. Actors Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner will put on their vampire fangs and werewolf claws for the last time to discuss The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2. Hollywood veterans Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger will be on hand to promote The Expendables 2. Perhaps the greatest sense of anticipation this year is reserved for The Hobbit, a Warner Bros. film based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien that follows the trilogy of blockbuster films based on his Lord of the Rings book series. Wood, who catapulted to fame with his role as Frodo Baggins in the Rings trilogy

Wood, who catapulted to fame with his role as Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and has reprised his character for The Hobbit, will be back at Comic-Con this year and has reprised his character for The Hobbit, will be back at Comic-Con this year, a decade after he accompanied director Peter Jackson to promote the first film. “The scale of The Hobbit is larger, the anticipation is potentially greater, everything feels a little bit bigger,” Wood told Reuters about the movie, which hits theaters in December. “For so long, people didn’t think there would be a Hobbit film, so the fact that there is finally, people have been anticipating this for a long time.”

So far, details about The Hobbit have been kept under wraps with only one trailer released last December, but the studio will finally show extended film clips and Jackson himself is expected to turn out to meet fans and answer questions. Other films holding panels will include Total Recall, Resident Evil: Retribution, Looper, Elysium, Django Unchained and Iron Man 3. Comic-Con is now in its 43rd year, and recent editions have become sold-out events that bring an estimated $75

million to the city, according to San Diego Convention Centre. Attendees dress up as characters from movies, TV shows, science-fiction books, comics and graphic novels, and over the years, events have spilled outside the city’s convention centre. This year, TV’s Cartoon Network will be taking over The New Children’s Museum to host fun events for kids. The makers of animated film ParaNorman, about a boy who can converse with the dead, will show film clips and host a panel with cast mem-

bers Anna Kendrick and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Although the film is aimed at children, directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell said they were expecting a varied audience. “Fanboys have kids now, and the convention has become more mainstream because generations are growing up with it,” Fell said. “This movie has mainstream appeal ... but it comes from the love of the fringe exploitation of pop culture, and we’re playing to the home audience.”

Guitarist Slash honoured Dunst fears having no children with a Hollywood star HOLLYWOOD rocked this week when former Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist Slash received a star on the Walk of Fame, which seemed fitting for the musician who first won fans in the nightclubs along Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip. “I’ve been a part of the Hollywood fabric for a long time and to actually be appreciated by the city of Hollywood is a huge, huge honour,” Slash said at the unveiling of his star. “And so I want to thank everybody for this; it’s unbelievable.” The British-American rocker has sold over 100 million albums as a member of various groups including Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver and others. Currently he is celebrating the release of his solo album, Apocalyptic Love, which hit No.4 on the Billboard Top 200. Music producer Robert Evans, radio host Jim Ladd and actor Charlie Sheen were on hand for the celebration. In true Sheen fashion, the actor kicked off his speech with a jab at Slash’s former Guns N’ Roses band mate, singer Axl Rose. “It’s quite fitting I think that Slash is getting a star on the very street that Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on,” he said as the crowd erupted in laughter. On the red carpet Slash talked about his friendship with Sheen, who has had a chequered past with drug and alcohol problems. Last year, he was fired from his hit sitcom Two and a Half Men before seeming to regain his footing and earning a spot in a new show, the currently airing Anger Management. “Over the last few years I’ve gotten clean, you know, and he’s actually doing a lot better than anybody gives him credit for. He had his moment there, which he is still sort of living down,” Slash told Reuters. “But the thing I love about Charlie is ... he just does what he does and his integrity is intact.”

Kirsten Dunst, 30, is scared of men’s ‘Peter Pan’ attitudes

30-YEAR-OLD actress, Kirsten Dunst - who is currently dating 27-year-old actor Garrett Hedlund - is scared by the ‘Peter Pan’ attitude of many of the guys she meets and can’t see them ever being mature enough to settle down. She told Psychologies magazine: “I thought when I reached 30 I’d have a lot more figured out. But until you have a kid, you’re just looking for your partner. And guys have a Peter Pan vibe. “They’re 35 and they behave like they’re 25. That’s what scares me about being in my 30s - not finding someone to have kids with.” Kirsten recently admitted that as she gets older she prefers to be friends with someone before dating them because she can’t rely on “instant chemistry”. She said: “My experience is that as you get older you try to pick a partner who you’re friends with. It’s hard to find balance and that’s not going to come with the ‘instant chemistry’ kind of people.”

Holmes signed confidentiality agreement KATIE Holmes signed a confidentiality agreement as part of her divorce settlement with Tom Cruise. The former couple - who split last month after five years of marriage - agreed conditions to end their union on Monday, with the terms said to include the actress agreeing not to speak about her estranged spouse’s personal life or his religion, Scientology. A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Confidentiality was the key. If Katie hadn’t signed up to remain silent it could have become a very messy legal battle.” Representatives with both stars have insisted the details of their settlement will be kept under wraps, though it is believed Katie will get primary custody of their six-year-old daughter Suri, with Tom allowed visitation rights. The welfare of the little girl was key to the pair resolving their split amicably and privately following initial speculation there would be a public court battle.


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Noticeboard University of Nicosia study kicks off

Alpha Bank supports University of Cyprus

Trust Insurance launches ad campaign THE new advertising campaign for Trust Insurance Cyprus was recently presented to members of the media. With the message ‘Trust means…,’ the campaign revolves around specific values such as creativity, development and security, which stem from Trust Insurance and offer a sense of confidence and certainty for insurance. The campaign targets television and radio spots, as well as print ads in magazines and newspapers. At the meeting, Chairman of the Board Mr Frixos Savvides, presented the company, its financial soundness indicators and its targets for the Cypriot market. Additionally, Mr Mehran Efekhar presented on the Nest Group. “The aim of the campaign is to communicate Trust’s vision and its leading presence to the public, through innovative ideas and excellent service,” said Trust Insurance CEO, Mr Christos Christodoulou. “The campaign,” he added, “promotes the values with which our company operates and moves steadily forward."

Neapolis university hosts presentation NEAPOLIS University Paphos in collaboration with OPEK, Association for Social Reform, held a meeting in late June where the University of Cyprus’ former rector Stavros Zenios presented his research group’s proposals on modernising public bodies’ administration system in Cyprus. Zenios, a professor of finance and administrative science, pointed out his proposals could be a valuable tool both for fiscal restructuring as well as for political development. “(The research) challenges us to dare (to make) necessary modernising changes in our country’s administrative and political system, just as many modern democracies have done,” he noted.

AS part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Policy and the sensitivity the Group always displays on matters of History, Science and Culture in general, Alpha Bank Cyprus Ltd has decided to support the University of Cyprus with monetary awards to assist and reward its students of distinction. The University of Cyprus comprises the top tier of Cypriot education and has distinguished itself both nationally and internationally with its level of teaching and its rich body of research. Of the total nine awards granted, of the highest significance were those for “Greek Culture” and “Remembering Occupied Cyprus” which deal with knowledge on matters of history, archaeology and geography of the regions

 Alpha Bank’s primary aim during its years of operation in Cyprus is the satisfaction of its customers and their financial well being. The Bank today runs 35 branches all over Cyprus and employs over 750 members of staff

Alpha Bank Cyprus Ltd is supporting the University of Cyprus with monetary awards to assist and reward its students of distinction

The Research Institute of the University of Nicosia has launched the commencement of a research programme which aims to study the social construction of authenticity within the context of cultural tourism in Cyprus. The project is a collaboration with the University of Hull, the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Union of Cyprus Communities and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Promotion Foundation. The Troodos massif is the study area for the project, which aims to understand the power overlap between the construction of an authentic traditional identity, and the protection of the natural environment.

Local digital agency takes silver in website honours Byte wins award for work on BoC micro site IN what was a truly momentous achievement, Byte Digital Agency won the Silver Ermis award in the category Digital-Websites-Finance for their work on the micro site of the Bank of Cyprus titled “Everything about Savings”, at this year’s Ermis Awards in Greece. The Ermis Awards are the only institution in Greece which celebrates creativity within communications, organised by the Hellenic Association of Advertising and Communications it is considered the most prestigious event across the industry. The awards ceremony took place in a hall packed with the best creative ambassadors of the advertising and communications industry of Greece and Cyprus, at the “House of Arts and Crafts” on June 13th, 2012. The award was given to the Creative Digital Director of Byte, Alexander Alexandrou,

Byte Digital Agency was a finalist candidate in a total of four different categories in this year's Ermis Awards accompanied by the Creative Managing Director of the parents company Partners/Y&R, Loukas Grigora, who expressed their deepest gratitude to the Bank of Cyprus, for selecting and trusting Byte, and giving them a chance to

work on such a creative and original project. Byte was a finalist candidate in a total of four different categories under the section Ermis Digital, including Ermis Digital Other Interactive Solutions, Viral Campaigns,

Website and Integrated Online Campaigns. “Everything about Savings” is a micro site which describes the wide range of savings accounts offered by Bank of Cyprus, whose distinguishing features include visually

pleasant interfaces and easy navigation, helping the user pick and choose his preferred savings account.  Visitors can view the site at cy/apanta/.

Greek language learning gets boost Primetel makes it a family affair

ESSO offering free health monitoring FREE blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol tests are being offered to the public by ESSO petrol stations for 2012, as part of the company's programme “Mobile unit for Prevention and Health”. The free check-ups are offered Saturday mornings from 8.30am to 12.30pm at certain ESSO stations.

of the Greek civilisation and occupied Cyprus. Also of great importance, is the award to students with special needs and special skills, due to the fact that these students face greater challenges than most in the acquisition of their degree. The awarding took place between the 26th and 29th of June during the graduation ceremonies of the University’s several schools, which the Managing Director of Alpha Bank Cyprus Ltd Mr. George Georgiou and Mrs. Irene Charitou Marketing Manager attended.

All are expected to benefit from Greek language study

ADVERTISING company Appios & Metaxas has won the contest tendered by the Ministry of Education and Culture for the programme: “Teaching Greek to immigrants and foreigners who are residents of Cyprus”. The aim of the project, which has already commenced, is to teach the Greek language to foreigners and foreign-language

residents of Cyprus. In the meantime, the entire population of Cyprus is expected to benefit from this project, since those who will benefit from their daily interactions in using the language, will also become more receptive to Cypriot culture. This will contribute to their better integration into society, thereby promoting multiculturalism and diversity.

PRIMETEL Mobile pay monthly service has launched a new family package, demonstrating one more time that PrimeTel supports families. Every householder can now create his or her own family package and all the members of family can talk to each other for free! Specifically, PrimeTel offers 100 minutes of free talk time

per month for each member of clients' families, for intra– family communication. The family package, also, gives customers the opportunity to obtain full control of their bill by setting the spending limit for each member. Moreover, for additional convenience, a detailed statement for all mobile numbers will be included in a common bill.

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NICOSIA Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in 3D, in Greek) and (Screen 2) (in 3D, in English) at 5.45, 8 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.45pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) (in 3D, in Greek) and (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.45, 8 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.45pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Haywire (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 8 and 10.30pm, Friday to Sunday also at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of

Cyprus (Screen 4) at 5.35, 8 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 11.25am, 1.25pm and 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Rock of Ages (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6), Friday to Sunday only at 5.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Five-Year Engagement (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 7.55 and 10.30pm, Friday to Sunday also at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 7.55 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 11.25am and 3pm. Tel: 7777-8383 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.55

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

and 10.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 7.55 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Snow White and the Huntsman (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.50 and 10.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 5.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Summer Open-Air Marathon (tonight: A Bout de Souffle) (in French, with Greek subtitles) Constantia Open-Air Cinema, Wednesday to Sunday at 9pm. Tel: 22-348203

LIMASSOL Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 1 (in 2D, in Greek) and Rio 2 (in 3D, in Greek) at 6.30, 8.20 and 10.10pm, weekends

also at 4.45pm. Rio 3 (in 3D, in English) at 6.30 and 8.20pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in 3D, in Greek) and (Screen 2) (in 3D, in English) at 5.45, 8 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Haywire (15) Rio 4 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 5.30pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 8 and 10.30pm, Friday to Sunday also at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Five-Year Engagement (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 7.55 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Rock of Ages (12) Rio 6 at 7.45pm, weekends also at 5.20pm. Tel: 25-871410 Piranha 3DD (18) Rio 3 at 10.10pm. Tel: 25871410 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.55 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Snow White and Huntsman (12) Rio 5 at 7.45 and 10.10pm,

weekends also at 5.20pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5), Friday to Sunday only at 5.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Dark Shadows (15) Rio 6 at 10pm. Tel: 25-871410

LARNACA Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in 3D, in Greek) and (Screen 2) (in 3D, in English) at 5.45, 8 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Haywire (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 8 and 10.30pm, Friday to Sunday also at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Rock of Ages (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6), Friday to Sunday only at 5.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.55 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Snow White and the Huntsman (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.50 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Five-Year Engagement (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 7.55 and 10.30pm, Friday to Sunday also at 5.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

PAPHOS Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 1 (in 3D, in Greek) and Rio 6 (in 3D, in English) and Rio 7 (in 2D, in Greek) at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.20, 8.10 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 Haywire (15) 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 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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Cooperation, Ledra Palace UN Buffer Zone. 7pm-9pm. Tel: 99-388455.


DoItEco The first ecological fashion show with Greek and Cypriot designers. July 12. Municipality Building of Nicosia. 9pm. €25. Tel: 97-607844

Miss Julie XMAS Production presents the 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. Presale tickets available at selected So Easy Kiosks in all cities (Kiosks Time Out and Stokkos in Paphos). 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 CYINDEP: Envisioning a Just and Sustainable Future Cocktail Reception Guests have a chance to find out about how CYINDEP aims to impact civil society in Cyprus during the period of the presidency, network and enjoy themselves over drinks and snacks. July 12. Home for

Tomorrow Theatre Backgammon Buzz Productions Theatre Company presents a comedy in the Cypriot dialect, based on the play by Dimitris Kechaidis. July 13. Cultural Centre of the University of Cyprus, Manor House on Axiotheas Street, old Nicosia. 8.30pm. €5/10. Tel: 22434801/22-894531

Dance Spartacus A new timeless production staged by the Moscow Classical Ballet. July 13. Pattichion Municipal Amphitheatre, Larnaca. 9pm. €15/30. Tel: 24665795.

Other Events Pre-Kazantip Republic Three days of music, windsurfing and partying. July 13-15. Drops Club and Avdimou Beach, Limassol. All day event. €45 including three drinks for all three days. Cheaper one day passes also available. Alex@ Abba Dabba Do 70s Dance Party The well-known four piece tribute act perform all the Abba hits. Featuring Bonnie Toward, Wendi Kaye, Andrew Oliver and Ian G plus DJ Big Nick and his 70s disco babes. July 13. Tala Amphitheatre, top of Stephanie Hill, Tala, Paphos. 7.30pm. €10. Ticket outlets - Chilly’s shops, Paphiakos Bookshop Trimithousa, Gina’s Deli, Hearns Book Shop Coral Bay. Tel: 99-797533. Augmented Reality and Online Identities in Education A symposium that will discuss innovative applications of Augmented Reality in Education focusing on how augmented reality can be used to facilitate awareness of childrens’ behaviours in cyberspace and especially their projected online identities in social networking sites. July 13-14. Golden Bay Hotel, Larnaca. July 13: 9.30am-5pm and July 14: 9.30am-1pm. The Symposium is

open to the public, but requires registration through the project’s website. php/homepage

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

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: 77777745. 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

Exhibition 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: 10.30pm-

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12.45pm 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. 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

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Alfresco nights at the cinema Nicosia is well-served by multiplex cinemas, which screen a plethora of Hollywood releases to cater to mass audiences. But there’s always room for something different. Although the air conditioning provides a much-needed respite from the scorching summer heat, spending time tucked away inside a movie theatre loses some of its appeal on a pleasantly balmy night. Instead, try heading to one of Nicosia’s outdoor movie screenings for a best-ofboth-worlds scenario. Move over multiplexes; these days discerning film fans are looking for more from their cinema experience than an enormous screen and overpriced popcorn. Whether it’s catching a screening of a movie you haven’t seen in years, a foreign-language film or something from an independent filmmaker that may not ever reach the big screen, the Constantia Open Air Cinema makes a welcome return this summer, and is bound to be a popular addition to the season of outdoor activities of 2012. Over the next eight weeks you can take your pick from 20 films, which will be shown twice, the following is just a selection of films to be screened in July. The reels start rolling at 9pm and the first summer screening opens tonight with A Bout De Souffle, the first of three JeanLuc Goddard films to be screened during is summer this summer’ss movie marathon. he epitome of cinematic The ool, Godard’s debut, cool, is a stylistic tour-deorce from beginforce ng to end. It ning lls the story tells off a smallme crook time ho models who mself on himself

Movies to be screened, from left: Unmade Beds and In the City of Sylvia. Inset from left: Contempt and Mister Lonely

Humphrey Bogart and hides out from the police with his American girlfriend in Paris, desperate to make enough money to flee to Italy. Godard pays homage to the pace and energy of American gangster B-movies of the 1940s. Upon its initial release, back in 1959, both audiences and critics alike applauded its unconventional and rare approach to filmmaking, while at the same time admiring the burst of power it gave to French cinema it won various international cinema; awards and became an unexpected boxt office triumph. On Sun Sunday, Harmony Korine’s Mister Lonelyy will be screened. It stars Diego Luna a as a Mexican Michael Jackson impers impersonator who toils in relative obsc obscurity on the streets of Paris until d while entertaining at an old one day, folks home, he meets ‘Marilyn Monroe’ folks’ (play by Samantha Morton). ‘Marilyn’ (played invite ‘Michael’ to join her at a Scottish invites comm commune where she lives with her husband ‘Charlie Chaplin’ (played by Denis Lava and a host of other goodLavant) hea hearted celebrity wannabes. Meanwh in a Central American village – while, an in an entirely unrelated story – a and gr group of skydiving nuns spreads the G Gospel via airborne stunts and the oc occasional miracle. On film that might divide crowds is One Jo Luis Guerin’s In the City of SylJose vvia. It follows a young man’s return to Strasbourg, in search of the

woman that he loved six years earlier. Be warned: this film has hardly any dialogue and the film revolves around a visual narrative. The director, uses the cinematography and sound techniques to highlight the man’s quest. With this simple plot, Guerin builds a strange, beguiling and touching film. Part essay in cinematic voyeurism, part reflection on obsession, desire and mystery, the film is quite an original cinematic experience, albeit possibly best enjoyed in a dark theatre on a cold and dreary night. Not to be confused with Nicholas Barker’s 1997 film with which it shares its title, Alexis Dos Santos’ Unmade Beds is a modern story of romance and self discovery. Told as two interweaving stories, Unmade Beds alternates between the tender tale of a wild-haired, frequently drunk Spaniard, Axl, searching for his long-lost British father,, and the emotioned travails of ally-inflected n French girl, heartbroken gating a new Vera, navigating romance. If nothing else, it’s a fascinating look at the youth of today and there’ss a feeling wer child/ of ’60s flower unfree love rungh ning through Unmade Beds. The offbeat be at cha c hara rac cters c cter ct ter erss characters

give the film a light, appealing vibe accompanied by a stellar soundtrack which brings a youthful energy to the screen. Contempt (Le mépris) is the second of Godard’s films to be screened this month. Relatively speaking, Contempt was Godard’s first big-budget production. It stars Michel Piccoli as a screenwriter torn between the demands of a proud European director (played by legendary director Fritz Lang), a crude and arrogant American producer (Jack Palance), and his disillusioned wife, Camille (Brigitte Bardot) as he attempts to doctor the script for a new film version of The Odyssey. This storyline is only the thread on which Godard strings his real story, which is about filmmaking itself. Introverted and convoluted with poetic references, Contempt makes a statement about the demands of creativityy and the line between valid artistic compromise co and mere cowardly capitulation. Maratho Summer Movie Marathon Open-air screenings. July 12-September 9. Konstantia Open-air Cinema, 15 Solonos Michailides Ni Street, Nicosia. 9pm. Screenings every Wednesday-Sunday. every: €5/ 5/free entrance for children in elementary c sschool. Tel: 22-34820

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NIGHTLIFE MTV chart topper brings her quirky and One of Europe’s leading female DJs will be in Larnaca’s XS Night & Day Club next Wednesday to spin her tunes. With her unique combination of energetic DJ sets complemented by her sultry and powerful vocals, Rae is creating a strong profile and recognition worldwide. In 2008 Rae hooked up with the

Ministry of Sound and was the first female DJ vocalist to represent their brand ‘housexy’ on their UK and international tour. The diverse artist has successfully released two records on Defected Records (UK-based label featuring artists like Frankie Knuckles and Bob Sinclar), firmly establishing herself on the house music

scene. Amid her busy s schedule she has um recorded an album n with well-known y producer, Sandy Rivera which is tipped to be an innovative step forward from the dance world..

sultry brand to Larnaca In 2009, 20 the track “Persuasion by Sandy sion” Rive featuring Rivera Rae, hit the MTV Da UK Dance Charts clim and climbed straight n to #1. For next week’s crow can show, crowds expect to hear Rae’s

soulful and quirky style, identified through chilled-out and feel-good acoustic music to moody big beats with attitude. DJ Rae Female singer-songwriter and DJ gets behind the decks. July 18. XS Night & Day Club, Mackenzie, Larnaca. 11pm. Tel: 97-885151

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Demonstrators wearing masks of the four European leaders: Hollande, Merkel, Rajoy and Monti

With the single currency in deep crisis, a ‘grand bargain’ will be needed to save Europe’s bold but flawed experiment report Noah Barkin, Andreas Rinke, Catherine Bremer and Elizabeth Pineau


N THE lush gardens of the Elysee Palace in Paris, the seeds of a new Europe may have taken root. It was there, hidden away from EU summits and photocalls, that French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel began to forge a closer relationship than many expected. On June 27, the two leaders met privately in Paris and, after weeks of public tension preceding Hollande’s May 6 election, had a lengthy oneon-one discussion, French of-

ficials said. Hollande took Merkel for a 10 minute walk around the Elysee gardens, before settling at a wooden table on the terrace with interpreters for a half hour chat on the state of the eurozone. They then adjourned to the Salon des Portraits, with its opulent gold-painted walls and crystal chandelier, for a 90 minute dinner with close advisers. According to several sources, Merkel sought Hollande’s buy-in for bold steps towards greater political union. It is

Hollande is welcomed to Germany with military honours

unclear what she offered in exchange. “She wants a project that she can show people before the German election next year. She needs something very quickly,” a senior French official said. “We’ve just arrived. We don’t need to put a big project on the table, especially when there is not a broad consensus for this in France or in Europe,” he said. “A more integrated Europe is fine, but only if there is more solidarity, the possibility of mutualising debt.” However, the two did agree to a deal that had been floated five days earlier in Rome: direct bank aid from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) rescue fund in exchange for centralised supervision of European banks. But they kept the pact secret, senior EU officials briefed on the meeting said, because Merkel was facing a key domestic vote. If news of the deal leaked, the German side feared, Merkel might struggle to get the two-thirds majority she needed in parliamentary votes two days later on the ESM and her “fiscal compact” on budget discipline. “She had to show German

lawmakers and the public she was being tough,” one senior EU official said. In the early hours of Friday June 29, EU leaders at a summit in Brussels agreed to ease conditions for countries receiving aid from the ESM. At the time is was interpreted by many as a defeat for Merkel and big victory for what the media dubbed Europe’s new “southern bloc” - France, Spain and Italy. Lost in the post-summit spin was the fact that the core of the deal had been sealed between Merkel and Hollande in Paris before the summit, not forced down the German leader’s throat in Brussels. Their relationship, and how they resolve points of disagreement, will be key to the future of Europe. Through interviews with the two leaders’ closest aides and European officials who have witnessed them in action, Reuters has been able to sketch out a picture of the Franco-German couple’s crucial first weeks and assess where they may take Europe in the decisive months ahead. Socialist Hollande swept into office promising to shift the thrust of policy in Europe towards more growth. During the French election

campaign, he was a vocal critic of the bitter austerity medicine Merkel, a conservative, had prescribed for struggling eurozone countries and had vowed to end the “exclusive” relationship his predecessor, conservative Nicolas Sarkozy, had cultivated with the German chancellor. Merkel, for her part, had openly backed Sarkozy’s reelection bid. On the day after Hollande’s victory, she was forced into an awkward pivot, promising to welcome with “open arms” the man she had shunned for months. It was a stormy start in more ways than one. On May 15, the day he was inaugurated as president, Hollande flew off to meet Merkel in Berlin. Minutes after takeoff from Villacoublay air base near Paris lightning struck. A loud blast and burst of red-orange light jolted the dozen passengers in the sleek French-made Falcon jet’s narrow cabin. After the shock of the bang subsided, Hollande approached the cockpit. “Are you sure, absolutely sure we have to turn back?” he asked. The pilot was firm. Merkel would have to wait. After returning to Paris to switch planes, Hollande ar-

rived over an hour late. With drizzle wetting the stone courtyard of the Chancellery, he stepped out of a black Mercedes that had rushed him from Tegel airport and met the German leader for the first time. On the red carpet, Merkel discreetly guided the novice by the elbow as they reviewed an honour guard. Hollande, who speaks better

Merkel’s frustrati on June 15, days a breach of protoc leaders from Germ Social Democrats ( English than Sarkozy, chatted to Merkel without interpreters for 20 minutes. Later they dined on veal schnitzel and asparagus, washed down with a French red recommended by Merkel herself. By the end of the meal the tension that had built up between the two during a hard-fought French election

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The first embrace: Merkel and Hollande in Reims last Sunday

campaign, in which Merkel had refused to meet the French Socialist, had all but vanished, people who were present said. Within a week of that meeting, however, Hollande was sending powerful signals that he would practise what he had preached to voters. At a G8 summit in Camp David, Hollande joined US President

ion bubbled over after Hollande, in col, had welcomed many’s opposition (SPD) to the Elysee Barack Obama in demanding bolder steps to boost growth in recession-hit European countries like Greece and Spain, leaving Merkel uncharacteristically isolated. Back in Europe days later, Hollande broke with tradition and chose not to meet Merkel before an informal summit of EU leaders. Instead, he in-

vited Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to Paris, later travelling by train with him to Brussels - a symbolic slap at Berlin. At the summit, Hollande clashed openly with Merkel over common eurozone bond issuance and pressed for an ambitious “growth pact” he had championed during his race to the presidency. Without that, he made clear, he would not back a separate pact on budget discipline favoured by Merkel. The public divide between the two leaders was stark – but that suited Hollande in the days before a French parliamentary vote in mid-June. He wanted to send a message to his domestic audience that he was rebalancing ties after the “Merkozy” era. Merkel’s frustration bubbled over on June 15, days after Hollande, in a breach of protocol, had welcomed leaders from Germany’s opposition Social Democrats (SPD) to the Elysee. In a speech to business leaders the chancellor pointed to a “growing gap” between the German and French economies, a not-sosubtle swipe at Hollande. Hollande’s Socialists ended up clinching a decisive victory in France’s parliamentary

vote on June 17. In control of the Assemble Nationale and Senat, as well as most towns and regions, he is now in the strongest position of any French leader in decades. Yet the French president has little economic room for manoeuvre. His country’s debt has swelled to 90 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), its trade deficit is at a record €70 billion and nearly one in four young French workers is unemployed. “Hollande is extremely constrained in what he can do,” said Arthur Goldhammer, an expert at the Centre for European Studies at Harvard University who writes a blog on French politics. “Germany’s economy gives it a lot of power. Hollande simply can’t afford to get lumped together with Italy and Spain.” At the G20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, on June 1819, Merkel shifted the debate away from growth towards closer fiscal integration in Europe. Only by aligning economic policies more closely and moving towards a “fiscal union”, she told world leaders, could the eurozone hope to win back the confidence of the markets. President Obama appeared to be firmly on her side. With pressure rising on European leaders to announce bold new steps to stem the crisis, Merkel, Hollande and Rajoy travelled to Rome on June 22 to hold talks with Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti at the Renaissance Villa Madama. The four unveiled plans for a modest €130 billion “growth pact” – a symbolic victory for Hollande. Behind closed doors they also discussed a new deal, senior EU officials said. The eurozone’s new rescue fund, the ESM, would be allowed to inject aid directly into struggling banks - a key demand from Spain. Beforehand, a new authority would be set up to supervise European banks - a measure in line with Merkel’s vision of tighter central control. A post-meeting news conference verged on a public relations disaster, with Hollande once again venting his frustration with Merkel for opposing euro bonds any time soon. “Euro bonds have to be an

option, but not in 10 years time,” he said. To avert disaster, it was agreed that Merkel and Hollande would meet in Paris the following Wednesday, ahead of an EU summit at the end of the month. They duly strolled in the Elysee garden, talked at length and developed an understanding that was not publicly appreciated in the wake of the subsequent Brussels summit. That relationship was reflected by Hollande in an interview last week with French weekly magazine Marianne where he said of Merkel: “I quickly understood her personality, strong but not stormy. You know what she wants. She takes a clear position but also has a sense of compromise.” In the early 1990s, German conservative Helmut Kohl compromised, giving up the most potent symbol of West Germany’s post-war prosperity, the Deutsche mark, in exchange for French Socialist Francois Mitterrand’s support for German reunification. Two decades later, with the single currency in deep crisis, a similar “grand bargain” will be needed from Merkel and

Hollande - former proteges of Kohl and Mitterrand - to save Europe’s bold but flawed experiment. Germany, Europe’s dominant economic power, will have to come to terms with the idea of a “transfer union” in which money from the bloc’s more-prosperous north flows to its battered southern periphery, possibly via some form of common eurozone bonds. Is Merkel prepared for more “solidarity” if that is what is needed to save the single currency? For France, it will mean accepting a fiscal straitjacket made in Berlin, and the major loss of sovereignty that Berlin’s nascent push for a European “political union” implies. Can the cautious Hollande persuade the French to go down this route? Time is not on their side. Without a convincing FrancoGerman answer in the coming months, markets could push up the borrowing costs of Italy and Spain to unsustainable levels, triggering the need for mammoth bailouts Europe cannot afford. “In the long run, the euro is not sustainable without a grand bargain between France and Germany,” said Charles Grant, director of the

Centre for European Reform, a London think tank. When leaders return from their summer breaks, Hollande is likely to come under pressure from Merkel to help her set the foundations for a “fiscal union” in Europe. For such a project they will need to work closely. Their aides say that after a rocky start, the past weeks have shown they can build a relationship of trust. On Sunday, they were in Reims to mark the 50th anniversary of a historic reconciliation meeting between Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer, which led to the signing in January 1963 of the Elysee Treaty cementing Franco-German friendship. After embracing Merkel publicly for the first time, outside the city’s cathedral, Hollande said: “At each step of European construction, the German-French friendship was the base. I propose to you that we open a new door to even tighter friendship.” In an indication that tough bargaining still lies ahead, Hollande referred pointedly in his speech to the need “to combine national sovereignty - to which we are attached here in France, as in Germany - with our European commitment”.

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BRITISH TIME SERVED CARPENTER covering all aspects of woodwork, home improvements, restoration, maintenance, no job too small. Work done to a high standard. For a quality job professionally done at sensible prices. Phone: 96618169 for a free quote – Paphos area PROFESSIONAL UPHOLSTERY CLEANING, also carpets, rugs and mattresses. Special offers now available. For a quote call Rickys Cleaning Services on 99131044 (all areas) ***************************** UPHOLSTERY, RUG, BLINDS + CURTAIN CLEANING Rugs from 20€ - Carpets from 38€ Fabric Suites form 85€ - Leather Suites from 95€ - Mattresses from 25€. Curtains, Roman blinds, Vertical Blinds need to be surveyed. Collection Service available. For a free quotation call Mark on 70006766 All areas ***************************** DO YOU WANT A SHINY LOOKING FLOOR? Full repair & restoration of chipped, scratched, dull and stained, Marble, Terrazzo, Stone & Ceramic tiled floors and surfaces. Professional cleaning, repair & sealing of internal/external ceramic tiles & grout lines. For a free professional consultation & demonstration contact Mark at Premier on 70006766 or 96333961 All areas ***************************** SWIFT SERVICE AND REPAIRS air-cons, commercial and domestic fridges and freezers, ice machines, cool rooms, supply and fit air-cons VRV S. Call Nik on 99579602 Limassol ***************************** K.D.FLYSCREENS LTD We

Limassol - tel: 25 761117 fax: 25 761141

manufacture top quality sliding screens, opening doors and roller systems. We also do repairs. For a FREE QUOTE please contact Phone: 99119582 Website: ***************************** KEEP YOUR HOME COOLER THIS SUMMER by having Windowfilm professionaly fitted. Stops up to 86% of heat from entering your home! Windowfilm increases privacy, blocks harmful uv-rays which cause fading, reduces glare and saves energy costs on air-con. Also keeps your home warmer in winter. Call Ian on 99979671 ***************************** K.D.FLYSCREENS LTD We manufacture top quality sliding screens, opening doors and roller systems. We also do repairs. For a FREE QUOTE please contact Phone: 99119582 Website: WE UNDERTAKE REFURBISHING of houses or holiday homes, construction of pergolas, undertaking of plumbing, house painting, garden work. For information call JIMMYS: 96587137, MELIS: 96547879 JURIDICAL SERVICES Contracts, sales agreements, conveyancing, wills, administration of estates, general litigation, power of attorney, land registry matters, companies, translations, immigration etc... And all legal matters. Call: Natalia Michealidou – jurist, Paphos Tel: 26 933159 – 99523231 (office hours)


Paphos - tel: 26 911383 fax: 26221049 masoyia 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. *****************************

OWNER RETURNING TO UK. Washing machine still under guarantee €250. Floor standing water cooler nearly new €85, under counter fridge nearly new €100, solid oak light dining table and 6 rattan chairs €250. Contact 99176231

FOR SALE MOTOR VEHICLES ****************************

FOR SALE 2.4 metre Satellite Dish for sale. Good condition. reasonable offer accepted. Buyer Collects. Tel 24632691 or 96512257. CLOTHES STOCKS AND SHOP FITTINGS FOR SALE. Excellent women’s brands for sale including Italian, Spanish and French clothes and shoes. Also women’s dummies and modern wall fittings (clothes rails.) Selling at very low prices for clearance. Tel: 99-168943


MAZDA RX8 2004 Black,(high power 247) electric locks, a/c ,fog lights, MD player, CD changer, TV/DVD, navigator, factory adjustable suspension soft/hard-up/down. 6+1 speed, body kit, MOT. The condition of the car is excellent. CALL 96871551 **************************** DUTY FREE VOLKSWAGEN CARAVELLE, 10 seat mini-bus, model 1999 2461 cc, diesel, a/c, manual,

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classified contents Employment Opportunities pg 18 Employment Miscellaneous 18 Pets 18 Lessons 18 Health & Fitness 18 Personal 18 Services 18 For Sale Miscellaneous 18 For Sale Land/ Property Business 18 For Sale Motor vehicles 19 Wanted 19 To Let Nicosia 19 To Let Limassol 22 To Let Larnaca 23 To Let Paphos 23 To Let Protaras, Ayia Napa, Paralimni -To Let Athens -Land For Sale Bulgaria -For Sale Limassol 24 For Sale Nicosia 24 For Sale Larnaca -For Sale Paphos 24 For Sale Ayia Napa -For Sale Famagusta Protaras -For Sale Athens -Property& Home Services display ads 25

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Advertiser FOR SALE MOTOR VEHICLES white colour, electric lock, power steering, many extra, in good general condition. Price negotiable. Contact number 22315896. *****************************

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 MAZDA 6, saloon, model 2000, 20 hp, a/c, automatic, metallic black colour. Good

FOR SALE MOTOR VEHICLES general condition. Price negotiable. Contact number: 22315896.

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

PROPERTY TO LET NICOSIA FLATS/HOUSES FOR RENT studio Strovolos €250, Lykavitos €380 1bdrm Ag. Andreas €490,

TO LET NICOSIA Makarios Av. €500 2 bdrm Acropolis new €700, Lykavitos furnish €600, Acropolis €530 3bdrm Parissinos house semidetached €550 Acropolis back house €300, Ag. Dometios independent house+garden €800, Acropolis €650, 4bdrm Ag. Andreas penthouse €800. POSPORIDES ESTATES 99474839 99646822 Reg.338 LUXURY 3 bedroom flat for rent, situated in a quiet but very central area of Ayios Andreas and Russian Embassies. For information and viewing please call 99585695, 99557393 ***************************** ACROPOLIS RESIDENTIAL AREA, luxury two bedroom top floor apartment, fully fitted kitchen, open-space dining/sitting area, bathroom, guest WC, large veranda, c/h, a/c, solar heating, broadband internet, satellite TV, covered parking, furnished or unfurnished. Rent €800/month, Call 22312255, 99557457 ***************************** APARTMENT STUDIO 3rd floor

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TO LET NICOSIA very big veranda, a/c, covered parking, store room, solar heater, all the electrical appliances in Aglanzia Nicosia near University and near Lidl €460 PANICOS STAVRINOU estate agent r.n 497 Licences number 166/E tel 99666703 email ***************************** TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT FOR RENT IN ENGOMI near Cyprus college and Intercollege. Separate kitchen, one and a half bathrooms and airconditions. Equip with stove, fridge and washing machine. Available immediately. For more information please contact Anthi at 99-537463 ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT, in small quiet building, new, very spacious, fully furnished and air conditioned. Very good location between Strovolos and Engomi, close to The European University (Cyprus College) and all amenities. Covered parking. Rent €495/m. Please call 99695382 TO LET 3 bedroom flat com-


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pletely 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.

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).

TO LET 3 bdrm flat Kaimakli area near Frederic. Tel. 99606665.

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)

NICOSIA FLAT FOR RENT 3 bedroom flat completely renovated in Strovolos. 135sqm, quiet family owned building recently painted. c/h, a/c, storage room. Stainless steel appliances, washing machine. Sky satellite TV. €650/ month Call 99 330 908. ****************************** LUXURY HOUSES: 1. 5 bedrs detached house, 550sq.m, built in 2 big plots of land, big garden with grass, big swimming pool with extra fence for children and big covered patio with bbq area, big reception areas with marble floor, fire place and bar, big kitchen with all electrical appliances and sitting room with fire place, maid’s room, floor heating, full a/c, blinds on the windows, master

3. 3 bedrs luxury terracedhouse, 210sq.m, central heating, full a/c, marble floor in the sitting areas and solid parquet floor the stairs and bedrooms,4wc,3 bathrooms the 2 en suite ,big verandas, electrical appliances in the kitchen,3 covered parking, roof garden access, in a quiet neighborhood on Mon Parnas Hill. Engomi €1000 (H3ENG0004-R), (photos in the website). 4. 3 bedr luxry detached house with 1 bedr flat in the basement, floor heating with gass a/c units, big kitchen with electrical appliances, 4 wc, 3 bathrooms, big garden with small pebbles, 2 covered parking, in a quiet area in a dead end. Can be rented furnished or not. AVAILABLE in August – Makedonitissa €1700 (H4MAK0027-R), (photos in the website). 5. 4 bedr+ attic room with shower and wc luxury detached house with separate maid’s room, cen-


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

TO LET NICOSIA €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 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

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION On May 21st, 2012 in accordance with Section 14.81.1 C of the Liberian Business Corporation ActDogonLtd (“Company”) with registration number C-37274 doing business at 9 Marikas Kotopouli Street, 3030 Limassol the shareholders have agreed to dissolve the Company. 1. All claims against the assets of the Company must be made in writing and include the claim amount, basis and origination date. 2. The deadline for submitting claims is 23rd November 2012 3. Any claims that are not received by the company prior to the date set forth above will not be recognized. 5. All claims and payments must be sent to P. O Box 53766, 3317 Limassol, Cyprus Dated: March 22nd, 2012. Camilla Strømstad Liquidation board

TO LET NICOSIA 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 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, of-

TO LET NICOSIA fice space, patio area with bbq, covered parking, 3wc, solid parquet floor in bedrooms and granite in the sitting areas, near the MEGA TV station – Archangelos €1300 (H3AR0002-R), (photos in the website). 15. 4 bedr house built in 2 plots,3 bedrs upstairs and one down, big garden with grass, bbq area with kiosk, Central Heating ,full AC,240sq.m,parquet floor,2 showers,3wc,electrical appliances in the kitchen, in a very quiet neighbourhood. Available in aprox. one month from signing contracts. CAN BE RENTED ALSO FURNISHED OR PARTIALLY FURNISHED – Agios Andreas €2000 (H4AAD0006-R), (photos in the website). 16. 3 bedr + office space +separate maid’s room detached luxury house, 450sq.m, recently renovated, with central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining area with parquet floor, TV room with fire place, big kitchen with breakfast area and fitted cooker and oven, 4 wc, roller blinds on all windows, very big verandas and yard, covered parking, in a very quiet neighborhood in the centre of Makedonitissa opposite a playground. AVAILABLE MID JULY - €1400 (H4MAK0003-R), (photos in the website). 17. 3 bedr+ attic room which can be used for bedroom or office, luxury semi detached house, with central heating, full a/c, big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, blinds, big patio with tiles and trees on the back and covered veranda on thr front, parking, in a quiet area off 28th October street in the centre of Makedonitissa €1200 (H4MAK0026-R), (photos in the website) 18. New luxury 4 bedr + very big 40sq.m attic room with shower and wc semi detached house, 300 sq.m, central heating, full air condition, big sitting and dining areas, 4 wc,

TO LET NICOSIA 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 bbq area, covered parking in a quiet neighborhood behind Areteion hospital close to Falcon school - Dasoupoli €1950 (H3DAS0006-R), (photos in the website).

TO LET NICOSIA 22. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, 330sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 2 covered parking’s, big kitchen with sitting room and all the electrical appliances, blinds on the windows, 2 bedrs with en suite shower, bathroom with jacuzzi, swimming pool with patio and nice covered bbq area, opposite a green area in a very quiet area - Available end of JUNE – Strovolos €3000 (photos in the website). 23. 4 bedr luxury detached house, separate maid’s room, 600 sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 6 wc, 4 bathrooms, big sitting and dining areas opening on to the garden, big kitchen with electrical appliances, built in 2 big plots of land with huge garden with grass, swimming pool, 2 covered parking, in a quiet neighbourhood close to Alpha Mega supermarket Engomi - €3700 (H4PA20005-R), (photos on the website). 24. 4 bedr luxury detached house with expensive finishes, office space, separate maid’s room, 3 of the bedrooms with en suite shower/bathroom, floor heating, full air condition, white marble floor all the house, fire place, lighting fixtures, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, swimming pool with bbq area, small garden,2 covered parking’s in a nice neighbourhood with expensive houses near KEMA building – Platy Aglantzias €3500 (H4PAG0004-R), (photos in the website). For many more properties with photos visit our website at


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TO LET NICOSIA which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22422225/96-422225/96422226, ***************************** LUXURY FLATS:

2. 2 bedr new luxury modern, 2 storey apartment with solid parquet floor, floor heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, expensive fitted electrical appliances, blinds, covered veranda with very nice view, in a quiet neighbourhood on a modern design building. AVAILABLE 1st of August – Aglantzia €750 (A2AGZ0021-R), (photos on the website).

1. 2 bedr luxury fully renovated apartment, storage heaters, 3 a/c, separate big kitchen, big sitting dining room, fully modern furnished and equipped with solid parquet floor off Prodromou street – Engomi €600 (A2ENG0010-R), (photos in the website).


3. 1 bedr luxury spacious apartment with big sitting room, separate kitchen with electrical appliances, central heating

independent with diesel,2 a/c, aluminum shutters in the bedrooms, covered veranda, covered parking, storage room, on a small quiet building in a quiet neighborhood – Agios Dometios €450 (A1ADO0004-R), (photos in the website). 4. 3 bedr luxury PENTHOUSE apartment with storage heaters, full a/c, office space, very big veranda 100sq.m with nice view and bbq area with bar, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, 2 bathrooms, 2 storage rooms, covered parking, in a small

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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).

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)

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8. 3 bedr new luxury spacious apartment, 150sq.m+big covered veranda, big sitting and dining room, nicely furnished

building near Hilton park and Ippokration hospital – Engomi €1000 (A3ENG0023-R), (photos in the website).

TO LET NICOSIA big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms, big bedrooms, a/c for hot and cold in all the rooms, electrical heating if needed, covered parking and big room on the ground floor with window which can be used for a maid or office, in a very quite neighbourhood in a small building – Agios Dometios €750 (A3ADO0006-R), (photos in the website) 9. 3 bedr new luxury penthouse apartment on the last floor of a 3 storey building, CH ind, full


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA 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, electric shutters in the bedrooms, covered parking and storage room on the 11th floor of a small building with 6 flats only 200 meters for Akropolis park

TO LET NICOSIA 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 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. – Nico-

TO LET NICOSIA sia 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 bathrooms,2wc,covered veranda, in a small building with 2 flats only, covered parking, near Hilton Park hotel – Engomi €750 (A3ENG0022-R), (photos

TO LET NICOSIA 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, aluminum shutters outside the windows, pressure system, fully expensively fitted with electrical appliances in the kitchen, big covered parking and big

TO LET NICOSIA 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 ***************************** UN-DETACHED HOUSE FOR RENT in Apshiou village, 2 bedroom, kitchen, sitting room, bathroom with solar water heater. A/C, satellite, 15mins to roundabout. Parking space available. €400. Tel 25369219, work 10.30-17.30 25542968 home 99773151 FOR RENT IN LIMASSOL opposite THE FOUR SEASONS, 1 bdrm duplex apartment (2nd +

TO LET LIMASSOL 3rd floor) overlooking the sea. Open plan kitchen, large living / dining room. Leading to large veranda, upstairs, bathroom, 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. Opposite sea, swimming pool,


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Advertiser TO LET LIMASSOL 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

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

PAPHOS FOR RENT 3 BDRM house in Paphos excellent position (near CYTA) D Mavrogenous no 9. Tel 99376507. ****************************

TO LET PAPHOS For your consideration 1. KATHIKAS AREA €450 a modern 2 bedroom, stone walled villa with sea views, large swimming pool and 650 sq metres garden. In a quiet cul-de-sac, available unfurnished or furnished. Solar panels and pressurised water system. A great villa in a fabulous village. Will accept pets. 2. TREMITHOUSA €275 situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, this furnished modern 3 bedroom detached house with small garden is available, a/c throughout and satellite broadband. Offering fantastic views of the sea. 3. TREMITHOUSA €250 luxury 2 bedroom maisonette. Fully furnished with modern furniture and satellite broadband. Modern furniture with new appliances. & A/c throughout. Good sea views. Located in a fabulous village. A must see! 4. CENTRAL PAPHOS €250 modern 1 bedroom top floor apartment, opposite bowling, master with walk-in wardrobe. Fully furnished with all appliances. Lift to all floors. This complex offers a lovely communal pool area and security barrier entrance. Close to amenities, a great central location. Call Val on 99166563 Or Liz on 96703403 **************************** FOR RENT 2 bedroom townhouse, beautiful green areas with a lot of mature trees, only four houses in the 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

ing. 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.

UNIVERSAL AREA, 2 bedroom modern furnished town house, communal pool Euro 450 per month Tel 99387842 ***************************** ANAVARGOS, 3 bedroom detached house, low maintenance garden, communal pool, very close to international school, Unfurnished or furnished, euro 550 per month Tel: 99239262 ***************************** EPISKOPI – PAPHOS, 3 bedroom bungalow, unfurnished, a/con, fire-place, spectacular mountain views, large established garden with irrigation, swimming pool, very quiet location, euro 650 ono – long term Please call Micheal: 99655636 - no agents **************************** GREAT VALUE STUDIO FLAT FOR RENT, - Large modern studio flat in small residential block, in central Paphos, 5 minutes from town centre, 2 minutes from motorway, and 10 minutes from Kato Paphos. Separate Living area/ kitchen and bedroom. Fully furnished (washing machine etc.) Covered veranda, and undercover designated park-


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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS 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/ cleans changeover service available. We urgently re-

TO LET PAPHOS quire 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 months. A lovely home with character.


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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 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@ **************************** RENTAL POINT - PAPHOS * PROPERTIES AVAILABLE TO RENT IN THE PAPHOS DISTRICT. JUST A SMALL SAMPLE OF AVAILABLE PROPERTIES. ALL TYPES OF

TO LET PAPHOS 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 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 park-

TO LET PAPHOS ing. 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 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

FOR SALE NICOSIA 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 HOUSE FOR SALE, TALA, KAMARES VILLAGE IN PAPHOS 245 Sq.M, 12 years old, renovated, five bedrooms, master bedroom is ensuite, two bathrooms, underground studio, central heating, air-conditioning, fire place, swimming pool, beautiful garden with amazing sea view, electric garage for two cars:- price €485,000.- Call Helen:- 99497620 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

Thursday, July 12, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL


Television CYBC 1



06.45 Proti Enimerosi 08.00 Kali Sas Mera Magazine show featuring entertainment as well as segments on cooking, health, astrology, lifestyle issues and more. 10.30 Entechnos (rpt) 11.00 Kypros Ena Taxidi 11.40 Peri Kyprou 12.00 Istories Tou Horkou (rpt) 13.00 Apo Mera Se Mera 15.30 Syn Plyn 17.00 Cinema Show 17.30 Entehnos 18.00 News 18.15 Candid Camera 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 (rpt) Local game show. 20.00 News / Weather / Financial Report 21.00 Vimata Stin Ammo (rpt) Local period drama. 21.35 Ego Ki Esi (rpt) 22.00 Jamie’s School Dinners (rpt) Jamie Oliver takes over the kitchen of Kidbrooke School in Greenwich, hoping to reeducate the junk food-loving children by introducing a healthy diet through his Feed Me Better campaign. 23.00 Oi Erastes Ton Kimaton (rpt) 23.30 News 23.45 Repeats

04.30 Euronews 08.00 Kids’ TV 16.40 My Wife And Kids (rpt) Third season. ‘The Fighting Kyles’. American family sitcom about a father who stays at home and looks after the kids while their mother goes out to work. 17.00 Reload (rpt) 18.00 60 Minute Makeover (rpt) DIY challenge, in which a team of designers have just one hour to transform a home. 18.50 News In English 19.00 News In Turkish 19.10 Biz/Emeis 20.00 NRG Music Channel 21.00 FILM: St. Peter Story of the reluctant but passionate leader, from the crucifixion of Jesus to his own. The film’s first half dramatises the New Testament’s Acts: early fear, the renewal of Pentecost, Saul’s conversion, the decision to baptize pagans, and the Apostles’ dispersal. Biblical drama, starring Omar Sharif and Daniele. 2005. Part 1 of 2. 23.15 Criminal Minds (rpt) Fifth season of crime drama. ‘100’. The team races against time to stop the Reaper when he returns to Washington intent on harming Hotchner’s family. 00.00 Repeats

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 20.15 News 21.20 Tin Patisa (rpt) 22.10 Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) 23.00 Grey’s Anatomy Fifth season. ‘Beat Your Heart Out’. Derek searches for the perfect way to propose to Meredith, while Lexie demands that she and Mark go public with their relationship. Bailey considers a new direction for her career. 23.50 News 00.10 Ekeines Ki Ego (rpt) 01.00 Kai Oi Pantremenoi Ehoun Psihi 01.50 Athoos I Enohos (rpt) 02.45 News 03.50 Sketsakia (rpt) 04.20 Fili Zois (rpt))

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Nea Mera Proino Mou Yia Banaki Eheis Meson Yia Sena Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes Greek drama series. News Mousiko Kouti (rpt) Greek game show, testing contestants on their music knowledge. Peninta Peninta (rpt) Greek comedy series. News 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. Eisai To Tairi Mou (rpt) Greek comedy series. Singles (rpt) News The Shield Police drama series chronicling the turbulent day-today life of the Strike Team, a group of corrupt Los Angeles cops. Eheis Meson (rpt) Yia Sena (rpt) I Agapi Tis Gatas (rpt) Proino Mou (rpt)



07.00 Protoselido 08.00 Kalimera 10.00 Vourate Geitonoi (rpt) 11.00 I Kouzina Tis Mamas (rpt) 12.00 Mesimeri Kai Kati 14.00 Eleni 16.40 Tolmo With News at 18.00. 18.40 Tropico 19.40 The Del Monte Heirs Latin American telenovela about five adopted brothers, whose easy-going lives in the country abruptly change following the the death of their father, who leaves a portion of his land to his only biological child. 20.20 News 21.20 Irthe Ki Edese 22.30 Kokkino Domatio 23.20 Sex And The City (rpt) First season. ‘Models and Mortals’. Miranda slips up by landing a date with a man who has a passion for models. Samantha has her sexual encounter videotaped and Carrie conducts her own research into the power of beautiful people. 23.45 News 23.55 Se Eida (rpt) 00.45 Istories Tou Astinomou Beka (rpt) 01.40 Allou Ximeromenoi (rpt) 02.45 Otan Megaloso (rpt) 03.20 Eleni (rpt) 05.30 Tropico (rpt)

07.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of 09.15 Kids’ TV 11.50 Diet ... Please 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) 18.50 Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) 19.40 Fotis Maria Live Best Of (rpt) 21.10 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 22.00 The Forgotten ‘Railroad Jane’. When a female skull is discovered near a railway track, the amateur detectives learn the deceased’s only remaining relative could also be in danger. 22.45 Supernatural (rpt) Fourth season. ‘It’s a Terrible Life’. The Winchesters are in a mysterious alternate reality where they are not related. 23.30 One Tree Hill Second season. ‘The Hero Dies in This One’. Haley decides music is her true vocation in life, while Lucas antagonises Karen and Nathan by moving in with Dan. Peyton’s friendship with Jake grows stronger, and Brooke runs for student council president. 00.15 LTV Sports News 00.30 Star News 03.00 Repeats

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Kids’ TV Call Of The Wild Deste Tous Greek FILM: Katarameni Ora Mila Mou Prasina (rpt) Beyond The Break FILM: Evil In The Clear River A Canadian housewife learns her son’s history teacher has been spreading anti-Semitic propaganda. Fact-based drama, starring Lindsay Wagner. 1988. O Anthropos Tis Thalassas Melrose Place With News at 18.30. News Sports Time Alpha News FILM: Beyond Borders Romantic drama, with Clive Owen. 2003. See Film Picks. FILM: Confessions: Two Faces of Evil In a police station on Christmas Eve, two men both confess to the murder of a cop - but only one is telling the truth. Crime drama, starring James Earl Jones. 1994. FILM: Blood Money A smuggler joins forces with a hooker to bring down the drugrunning rebels responsible for the death of his brother. Thriller, starring Andy Garcia. 1988.

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 Sports News 03:00 BBC News 03:06 Assignment 03:30 BBC News Summary 03:32 Healthcheck 04:00 BBC News 04:06 World Briefing 04:30 BBC News Summary 04:32 World Business Report 04:50 From Our Own Correspondent 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 Assignment 10:30 BBC News Summary 10:32 Healthcheck 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 BBC News Summary 13:32 The Strand 13:50 Witness

14:00 BBC News 14:06 Newshour 14:30 BBC News Summary 14:32 Newshour 15:00 BBC News 15:06 World Briefing 15:30 BBC News Summary 15:32 Business Daily 15:50 Sports News 16:00 BBC News 16:06 Assignment 16:30 BBC News Summary 16:32 Healthcheck 17:00 BBC News 17:06 World Briefing 17:30 BBC News Summary 17:32 Outlook 18:00 BBC News 18:06 World Briefing 18:30 BBC News Summary 18:32 Sport Today 18:50 Witness 19:00 BBC News 19:06 World Briefing 19:30 BBC News Summary 19:32 World Business Report 20:00 BBC News 20:06 World Have Your Say 20:30 BBC News Summary 20:32 World Have Your Say 21:00 BBC News 21:06 World Briefing 21:30 BBC News Summary 21:32 The Strand 21:50 Witness 22:00 BBC News 22:06 Newshour 22:30 BBC News Summary 22:32 Newshour 23:00 BBC News 23:06 Assignment 23:30 BBC News Summary 23:32 Science In Action 23:50 From Our Own Correspondent

BFBS 1 (N’sia 91.7, WSBA 92.1, ESBA 99.6 FM) 02.00 BFBS Hosts 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 20.30 Sitrep 21.00 Jessie Aru 00.00 Heaven’s Gate

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 18.30 Sitrep 19.00 PM 20.00 6 O’clock News 20.30 Five Live Drive 21.45 5 Live Sport 00.30 Late Night Live LiveCyBC2 (91.1, 92.4 FM) 06.00-7.30 Programmes in Turkish with News at 7.30 07.40 Good morning Cyprus 10.00-12.00 Kalimerhamba 12.00 Gunortasa 12.45 Greek Cyprus Press 13.00 Turkish Music 13.15 News in Turkish 13.30 News in English 13.45 PM Classics 16.00 Greek Radio 16.15 Our country doesn’t divide 16.50 News in Turkish 17.00-18.00 Programmes in Armenian; News at 17.15 18.0020.00 Round & About 20.00 News in English 20.10 Welcome to Cyprus in French and German 20.40 Ship of Fools with Robert Camassa 22.00 News in English 22.00 International Music 00.0006.00 Rebroadcast of the evening’s programme Radio Napa (106.3 FM) 06.00 Morning Music 08.30 BBC World Today 09.00 News, Weather and Exchange 09.05 Nathan Morley 12.00 BBC News

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

98.5 Rock FM The Breakfast Show - Tony Newell - 07:00-10:00 2 Hours With Bejay Browne 10:00-12:00 Rock Fm’s Lunch Box - Jason Collins - 12:00-14:00 Non Stop Music 14:00-15:00 Valentina 15:00-18:00 Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday Liquid Radio Show - Pavlos - 15:00-18:00 Wednesday Drive Time - Johny G. 18:00-20:00 Monday - Tuesday Johny G. 18:0020:00 Wednesday (Mix @ 6) The Cocktail Show - Antonis 18:00-20:00 Thursday - Friday Panic In The Year Zero - 20:0022:00 Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday Radioactive Metal - 20:00-22:00 - Thursday Live Dj Set- Dj Allen D 20:00-22:00 - Friday 22:00-24:00 The Gathering - With Your Hosts Dj Mr Smith And Mc Svennyb – Live Wednesday & Friday Night Train 24:00-07:00 Monday To Friday Oldies Digital

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CYPRUS MAIL Thursday, July 12, 2012


Television PICK OF THE DAY


Point Blank [A bout portant] (Novacinema1, 22.00) There’s a popular notion that America makes the best genre films (action, horror, sci-fi) whereas Europe (especially France) is only good for navel-gazing arthouse stuff where people sit in coffee shops and talk about Existence. This notion needs to be knocked on the head. Admittedly, Hollywood rules when it comes to sci-fi and fantasy - mostly because those genres require heaps of money - but Europe (especially France) is no slouch when it comes to trashy entertainment. The French have made a number of memorably nasty horror flicks in recent years (notably Martyrs and Inside), and the action-movie ‘factory’ headed by Luc Besson matches Hollywood every step of the way, churning out breathless pulsepounders ranging from bad (Colombiana) to excellent (the Transporter series, which made a star of Jason Statham). Besson didn’t produce A bout portant - known as Point Blank in Englishlanguage markets - but he’d surely be proud of this lively crime thriller, turbo-charged from the opening shot in which a door is flung open and a man appears, running. The man (played by Roschdy Zem, whose toughguy glower makes the film worth watching all by itself) is being chased by thugs who want him dead, but then he’s hit by a motorcycle in mid-

chase and winds up in hospital being looked after by a trainee nurse (Gilles Lellouche). Gilles is just an innocent bystander - but he turns into more when the thugs kidnap his pregnant wife and issue an ultimatum: deliver Roschdy into their clutches, or else. That’s the plot, though there isn’t much time for plot since the film is short (84 minutes) and moves like a mad thing. Some will find it unconvincing, and so it is. Gilles’ only thought is to save his wife, yet he calls the cops (surely knowing it’ll put her life in danger) when he finds out he’s a wanted man. The wife’s pregnancy is touch-and-go, and the doctor orders six weeks of bed-rest, yet she runs around, flees baddies and suffers the ordeal of being kidnapped without miscarrying. All a bit silly - but none of that matters when the action scenes kick in, from a gratifyingly long chase in a Metro subway station to the frantic climax, set in a police station during a crime-wave engineered by our heroes (another silly detail, but it adds chaotic bustle so who cares?). Flawed but thrilling, and better than Hollywood because the action is more focused (no Transformers-style bombast) and the script leaner. In French, though dialogue isn’t really the point. Made in 2010.

Preston Wilder


SATELLITE News 11:10 Inspector Gadget 12:30 Cine News 13:00 Men Of Honor 15:10 Psichi Vathia 17:35 Hollywood 1on1 18:10 Shirley Valentine 20:05 In Love And War 22:00 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 00:15 Sex, Lies, And Videotape 03:50 Cine News 04:30 Sliver

St. Peter (CyBC2, 21.00) You’re getting on a bit, Omar Sharif; you’re 80 years old now. Have you started thinking about Death, do you perhaps wonder what you’ll say to St. Peter at the gates of Heaven? Or are you secure in the knowledge that St. Peter will squint at you, put on his glasses and say: ‘Hang on a minute - aren’t you the guy who played me in that made-for-TV Italian mini-series? Come in, Omar, come in!’? Mr. Sharif gets insurance for the afterlife by playing Jesus’ most famous disciple; it’s unclear what you get by watching him do it, though the fi lm is apparently quite good for what it is, taking Pete “from the crucifi xion of Jesus to his own” (spoiler!). He and Paul (Daniele Pecci, leading a mostly Italian supporting cast) spread the Word after JC’s death, trying to convert Romans while facing persecution; the mood is sombre, though of course uplifting - and cult-movie fans will appreciate 70s starlet Sydne Rome (now in her 50s) in a small role. She could get past St. Peter just by fl ashing her legs. In English; part 1 of 2. Made in 2005.

Beyond Borders (Capital TV, 21.00) We used to scoff at Angelina Jolie’s do-goodery - adopting African kids and so on - but she’s been doing it for years now so I guess the joke is on us. Jolie’s interest in humanitarian relief is real (she’s also a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR), and fi nds expression in this drama about aid workers; she’s a socialite who becomes besotted with charming doctor Clive Owen, impulsively abandons her sheltered life and travels with him to Ethiopia where she helps starving kids in refugee camps. The result is patchy and didactic, but undoubtedly personal; good for you, Angelina Jolie! Made in 2003.

King Solomon’s Mines (LTV3, 22.00) I’ve always wondered - though I realise it’s something of a small point - why H. Rider Haggard signed his books as H. Rider Haggard; I mean, his fi rst name wasn’t something silly like Humbert (it was Henry), so why not use it? But I digress: LTV are doing an ‘Epic Adventures’ strand this month and this light-hearted Indiana Jones rip-off (very loosely based on the H. Rider Haggard classic) is deemed worthy of a slot, even though it wasn’t much liked at the time (the mid-80s) and remains pretty cheesy. Richard Chamberlain - “a man with the sex appeal of a sheep and the comic timing of a manatee,” to quote Time Out - is Allan Quatermain, a brave adventurer hired by a plucky young girl (Sharon Stone!) to go to Africa and fi nd her explorer dad, who’s lost in the jungle. All a bit tired, not to say Haggard. Made in 1985.

King Solomon’s Mines (LTV3, 22.00)

07:00 Karina: Wild On Safari 07:25 Crocodile Hunter 08:15 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 08:40 Breed All About It 09:10 Natural Born Hunters 10:05 Wild France 11:00 Wildlife Sos 11:25 Going Ape 11:55 Animal Cops Specials 12:50 Clinically Wild: Alaska 13:45 Animal Precinct 14:40 Wild France 15:30 Karina: Wild On Safari 16:00 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 16:30 Penguin Safari 17:25 Bad Dog 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 Whale Wars 22:55 Max’s Big Tracks 23:50 Miami Animal Police 00:45 I’m Alive 01:40 Untamed & Uncut 02:35 Whale Wars 03:30 Max’s Big Tracks 04:25 Wild France 05:20 Stranger Among Bears 05:45 In Too Deep 06:10 Clinically Wild: Alaska

01:10 The Weakest Link 01:55 Casualty 02:45 Eastenders 03:15 Doctors 03:45 Life On Mars 04:35 My Family 05:05 Last Of The Summer Wine 05:35 Big Top 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 Charlie & Lola 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 Charlie & Lola 09:35 My Family 10:05 Last Of The Summer Wine 10:35 Big Top 11:10 Eastenders 11:40 Doctors 12:10 Casualty 13:00 Bleak House 14:00 My Family 14:30 Last Of The Summer Wine 15:00 Big Top 15:35 Eastenders 16:05 Doctors 16:35 Casualty 17:25 Bleak House 18:25 The Weakest Link 19:10 Eastenders 19:40 Doctors 20:10 Monarch Of The Glen 21:00 Keeping Up Appearances 21:30 Blackadder The Third 22:00 Great Ormond Street 22:50 Lab Rats 23:20 The Old Guys 23:50 New Tricks 00:40 Twenty Twelve

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 Rides 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 Sons Of Guns 22:00 Nothing Personal 22:55 Curiosity 23:50 Curiosity 00:45 Olympic Park Machines 01:40 Sons Of Guns 02:40 Nothing Personal 03:40 Curiosity 04:40 Curiosity 05:35 How It’s Made 06:00 Overhaulin’

09:30 Rally Raid: Silk Way 09:45 Olympic Games: Together To London 10:00 Athletics: World Junior Championships Spain 14:00 Cycling: Tour De France 18:45 Cycling: Tour Of Poland 20:00 Football: Uefa European Under-19 Championship Estonia 22:00 Athletics: World Junior Championships Spain 22:45 Snooker: Australian Goldfields Open Brazil 00:15 Football: Uefa European Under-19 Championship Estonia 01:30 Rally Raid: Silk Way 01:45 Cycling: Tour De France

20:05 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 22:00 C.S.I. 22:50 Fearless 00:35 Cine News 01:00 Adult Zone

19:10 The Back-Up Plan 21:00 Another Year 23:15 Country Strong

21:00 Two Mules For Sister Sara 22:55 Indiscreet

The Back-Up Plan (Novacinema4, 19.10)

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 Terra Nova 16:20 Long Way Round 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 Falling Skies 21:45 Camelot 22:40 White Collar 23:25 Falling Skies 00:10 Camelot 01:05 Long Way Round 01:55 Family Guy 02:45 No Ordinary Family 03:30 The Goode Family 03:55 How I Met Your Mother 04:45 White Collar

07:00 Pawn Stars 08:00 The Universe 09:00 Patton 360 10:00 Pawn Stars 11:00 Ax Men 12:00 Falklands Combat Medics 14:00 Patton 360 15:00 The Universe 16:00 Falklands Combat Medics 18:00 Patton 360 19:00 The Universe 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 Ax Men 22:00 Ice Road Truckers 00:00 Pawn Stars 01:00 Ax Men 02:00 Ice Road Truckers 04:00 The Universe 05:00 Patton 360 06:00 Ax Men

07:30 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore 09:00 Videofashion 09:30 Sammy’s Adventures: The Secret Passage 11:00 Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 12:35 The Sunset Limited 14:15 Election 16:00 Friends 16:50 Twilight Saga: New Moon 19:00 30 Rock 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Tell Me You Love Me 23:00 Dangerous Attraction 00:35 Hustler TV 02:15 World’s Greatest Dad 04:00 Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes 06:30 LTV Sports News

07:00 Baby Looney Tunes 07:25 Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs 08:15 Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures 08:40 Loonatics Unleashed 09:05 Scooby-Doo Where Are You! 09:30 Superman: The Animated Series 09:55 Big Cartoonie Show Nickelodeon 10:20 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:45 Fanboy

& Chum Chum 11:10 X’s 11:35 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 12:00 Dora The Explorer 12:25 Spongebob Squarepants 13:15 Mighty B! 13:40 My Life As A Teenage Robot 14:05 Hey Arnold! 14:30 Icarly 15:20 Ben 10 17:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Barclay’s Premier League 19:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Fa Cup 21:00 Barclays Premier League World 21:30 Planet Speed 22:00 Ironman 23:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Laiki Bank Championship 01:00 Pba World Championship 02:30 Planet Speed 03:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Primera Division 05:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Bundesliga

07:15 House M.D. 08:00 The Office 08:25 Boardwalk Empire 10:20 Brothers & Sisters 11:05 Hawaii Five 12:35 Fringe 13:20 House M.D. 14:05 Boardwalk Empire 16:05 Friends 16:30 V I 17:15 Criminal Minds 18:00 The Mentalist 18:45 Supernatural 19:30 Grey’s Anatomy 20:15 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 21:00 Two And A Half Men 21:30 Chuck 23:05 Desperate Housewives 00:05 Normal Life 02:00 My Soul To Take 03:50 Friends 04:15 V I 05:00 Criminal Minds 05:45 The Mentalist 06:30 Grey’s Anatomy

08:15 Before Sunset 09:45 Becoming Jane 12:00 Shattered Silence 13:30 Lone Star 16:00 Cinema Verite 18:00 Father’s Day 20:00 Art Of Travel 22:00 King Solomon’s Mines 00:05 Daring! TV 04:00 Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore 06:00 Eastwood Factor

05:25 Fright Night 07:10 Cine News 09:10 Cine News 10:10 The Conquest 12:00 Spotlight On 12:30 Rio 14:10 Cine News 14:40 Friends With Benefits 16:35 Cine News 17:05 X-Men: First Class 19:25 Mad On Novacinema 20:05 Love Crime 22:00 Point Blank 23:35 Happythankyoumoreplease 01:25 Cine News 01:55 Trespass 03:30 Killing Bono

06:30 Love And Other Drugs 08:20 Cine News 09:00 Summer Kids Zone 10:50 Cine

01:30 Inside the PGA Tour 02:00 PGA Tou Highlights The Greenbrier Classic 03:00 Pops 7 Neon Anti-Christ 03:30 Pops 7 Street Extraordinaire 04:00 Built to Shred 4 Golf land 04:30 Built to Shred 4 Treble in Paradise 05:00 Sea Master 05:30 Mobil 1 The Grid D 06:00 Speedway Grand Prix Gorzow, Poland 07:00 Big Break Academy: Going Low, Shot Game 07:30 Morning Dive 08:30 The Golf Fix D 09:00 Golf Central International 09:30 Golf’s Amazing Videos – Golf Gods 10:00 2012 American Le Mans Series Lime Rock Park from Lakeville 13:00 The o: Inside the Outdoors High Point National 13:30 The o: Inside the Outdoors Budds Creek National 14:00 Race Freaks 14:30 Race Freaks 15:00 Speedway Grand Prix Gorzow, Poland 16:00 Mobil 1 The Grid 16:30 European Tour: Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open 20:30 Inside the PGA Tour 21:00 Champions Tour Highlights Nature Valley Fist Tee Open at Pele Beach 22:00 PGA Tour: John Deere Classic 01:00 Inside the PGA Tour

07:00 Globe Trekker 08:00 Intrepid Journeys 09:00 Flavours Of Spain 10:00 Opening Soon 11:00 That Crazy French Woman 12:00 Globe Trekker 13:00 Intrepid Journeys 14:00 Globe Trekker 15:00 4real 15:30 Essential 16:00 Globe Trekker 17:00 The Thirsty Traveler 17:30 Floyd On Africa 18:00 Opening Soon 19:00 Globe Trekker 20:00 Departures 21:00 Globe Trekker 22:00 Essential Specials 23:00 Globe Trekker 00:00 Intrepid Journeys 01:00 Departures 02:00 Globe Trekker 03:00 Essential Specials 04:00 Globe Trekker 05:00 Opening Soon 06:00 Journey Into Wine

06:00 The Angel Wore Red 07:40 Crest Of The Wave 09:15 The Fastest Gun Alive 10:45 The Happy Years 12:35 The Harvey Girls 14:15 The Liquidator 16:00 Home From The Hill 18:30 The Comedians 21:00 Zabriskie Point 22:55 Dead Calm 00:35 The Formula 02:30 For Me And My Gal 04:10 The Swan

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CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Triple-jump; 7 Natural; 8 Lolly; 10 Tureen; 12 Bureau; 13 Lagos; 14 That; 16 Stag; 17 Hound; 19 Hobnob; 20 Errant; 23 Synod; 24 Emperor; 25 Rattletrap. Down – 1 Tutor; 2 Israel; 3 Lily; 4 Julius; 5 Mildest; 6 In stitches; 9 Youngsters; 11 Nabob; 12 Borne; 15 Albania; 17 Hold it; 18 Draper; 21 Atrip; 22 Sere. QUICK: Across – 1 Double-bass; 7 Abidjan; 8 Shame; 10 Sadism; 12 Tropic; 13 Tokyo; 14 Gaff; 16 Slur; 17 Franc; 19 Torque; 20 Global; 23 Drain; 24 Umpteen; 25 Emblazoned. Down – 1 Dried; 2 Unjust; 3 Long; 4 Bistro; 5 Scalpel; 6 Far-sighted; 9 Encircling; 11 Moire; 12 Tying; 15 Forearm; 17 Funnel; 18 Clip-on; 21 Blend; 22 Buzz.

Rating EASY

Answers to crossword 2131

Rating HARD

2 Tell or retell (7) 3 Universal prefix? (5) 4 Left Jack room (3) 5 Yes, hole developed in area round Rome (4,3) 6 Get an alternative representative (5) 7 Investor had her roles replaced (11) 8 Hopelessness, a rope ends it disastrously (11) 12 State starting-price going






1 Perkily chat about skin disease (7-4) 9 Cheat with half a juggler’s trick (5) 10 A follower two Old Testament characters trust (7) 11 Harshly loud roar, say, by company with us (7) 13 Establish good start on court (3,2) 14 & 15 Spicy dish found on top of stove (8) 16 Title of honour dear to some correspondents (3) 17 Help needed to get on a horse (3-2) 19 Support black part of aero engine (4-3) 21 Auditor’s stopper? (7) 23 Short attempt with our diversion in the city (5) 24 Protector surprisingly not partisan (6,5)




1 Chronological error (11) 9 Root vegetable (5) 10 Agitate (7) 11 Seal fur (anag.) (7) 13 Greek A (5) 14 Zero (3) 15 Corkwood (5) 16 Ocean (3) 17 Increasing (5) 19 Caracas (anag.) (7) 21 Quality of character (7) 23 Jockey (5) 24 Court suspension (11)

2 Necessary (7) 3 Board game (5) 4 Split (3) 5 Buddhists’ blissful state (7) 6 Wicket (5) 7 Severity (11) 8 Magic formula (11) 12 Pale purple (5) 15 Object of terror (7) 16 Deputy (5-2) 18 Lazed (5) 20 Ruck (5) 22 Sin (3)



ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

Your diary has been rich with social bustle, friends and lucky trends. Obviously not everything will have found its place, but despite any inevitable demands, you seem to be doing better than you might have thought. Setbacks and one particular waiting game remain a possibility, but there’s nothing to prevent you from taking another step forward.

Ambition rich planets are keeping you busy. Aside from one slight disappointment, your glowing aura and vitality explains why you are a focal point for teamwork and other people-linked activities - including fund-raising or competitive jousts. It won’t be all plain sailing, but most of your wants, wishes and needs can be more than well supplied.

Applause and rewards of one kind or another are set to further your flashes of inspiration. One question remains to be asked - can you follow these through? You will need to adapt to speedy developments, blending your words and deeds with patience. Accept that you are not a completely free agent and you’ll flow naturally with what unfolds.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

Security and togetherness generally mean a lot to you Taurus. Yet the desire to join a social group or practical activity is a good one, because it will help you to branch out and develop new, specific talents. From the firm bases you work from, these new streams will help you to find that there is a purpose behind everything that happens.

Your home life and workaday ventures will to some extent, sparkle. Depending on where you are or what you are achieving, be prepared for a special compliment. Happily, affections between you and a partner look promising, especially if there have been recent differences. Adjust and readjust where necessary, as this will bless you with more fortune.

Fate will not always deal the cards the way we might choose, but this can be for the good, because we never stop learning. In fact, you can give yourself a powerful dignity today by refusing to rise to the bait of any poker or glum faces or restrictions you encounter. Strange though it seems, you will be strengthened by showing your natural restraint.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

Right now, you can find yourself in the middle of some important moments or about to negotiate another change of tack. Not everyone will support or appreciate your high spirits, but at least you will be confident enough to accept an opportunity. With such a lot of stimulating stuff shaping up, this is yet another chance to expand your knowledge.

Small to middling pressures could find you wavering over some key decisions Libra. One close person may also prove unreliable. Like us all, you may need to rely on yourself, which is preferable, provided you are ready to keep a firmly balanced hand on things. If so, your efforts are much less likely go unrecognised. What more could you ask for?

The main thing to remember is that whatever occurs today should be seen as only temporary hiccups, not major setbacks. Indeed, with Jupiter and Mars spurring you on, you should be able to set further wheels in motion. Indeed, you may well defy those who think they have you sussed out and show you are tougher, and even more confident than they thought.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

Change is inevitable in life, but even if your own personal universe is in constant flux, your gift for sensing the rights and wrongs of someone’s actions could lead to your heckles being raised. Try not to get involved. Remind yourself that it is more positive to let go of outworn ideas and habits. Continue to mix and mingle in new places Cancer.

Today probably won’t be all sweetness and light, but there’ll be plenty of things to give you satisfaction, and perhaps a few words of appreciation. Yet, if thankless tasks do arise, you could win some extra points by taking them on uncomplainingly. As ever in these kind of scenarios, just be sure that you are not being too obliging, or you may get used.

Some time and attention might now need to be given to your working life, whether it’s steadily progressing or slightly out of kilter. You do not always give yourself credit for your gifts, but if you have a tendency to question yourself, dispel any fears and swim on. There will be plenty of scope for new dimensions to show how resourceful you can be.


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Sport Chisora: I’m going to be crazy in the ring By Duncan Bech DERECK Chisora yesterday responded to David Haye’s prediction of an early end to their grudge match by declaring he would be the “craziest” ever in the ring. The British rivals, separated by a steel fence and flanked by security guards, came head to head in the final press conference before Saturday’s showdown at Upton Park. Haye opened hostilities by declaring he would knock out Chisora in the opening

rounds, but his opponent insisted he would fight fire e. with fire. oing to be “I’m going aziest I’ve the craziest hen I come been when e ring,” he into the said. ything “Everything has gone well for ave me, I have ries no injuries and it’s going to be a great fight.” and Haye tradChisora ws at a ed blows

press con conference in the aftermath of Chisora’s loss to Vit Vitali Klitschko in Februa February. The disgraceful scenes in Munich were univ universally condemned, but they have be been given the chance to settle their d differences in the rin ring. “De “Dereck’s getting knocked

David Haye is a former WBA heavyweight champion

out quick. The harder he comes the quicker he gets KO’d,” Haye said. “My training has been good. I’m healthy, fit and fast. “This training camp has been one of the first I’ve been able to do everything we planned because nothing has broken down. “It’s a situation I’ve never been in before and I can feel the difference. “My sparring partners have felt the difference as well. Unfortunately for Dereck he’s fighting the best ever Hayemaker.”

Controversial character: Chisora (right) was slammed for his behaviour before and after his defeat to Vitali Klitschko

Cook looks to keep foot to the floor Dominant England win their tenth ODI in a row By David Clough


ALASTAIR Cook’s England are on a near record winning run in one-day international cricket. But after Tuesday night’s eight-wicket success against Australia at Old Trafford made it 10 victories on the trot, completed a 4-0 NatWest Series rout of the old enemy and took England up to third in the world rankings, the captain made it clear this must be merely the beginning of their upward curve. Cook (58) and Ravi Bopara (52no) shared a stand of 92 to all but see England home together under lights, chasing a Duckworth-Lewis target of 138 in a rain-shortened match. The margin of victory was seven wickets, with 11 balls to spare, after world number ones Australia had been restricted to 145 for seven in 32 overs. Cook was naturally full of

Bragging rights: Alastair Cook’s (right) England side whitewashed old enemy Australia 4-0 in the NatWest Series praise for his team, but did not miss the opportunity to point out bigger ambitions lie ahead. “We hope we’re heading in the right direction. Clearly we are, with the group of players we’ve got,” he said. “If we want to win tournaments, we have to be playing

as well as we are now in the week when we enter those tournaments. “That will be the aim. We’re desperate to keep building on this, expanding our skills so that we get better as a side.” Cook’s team need to keep winning if they are to add

50-over supremacy to the International Cricket Council top rankings they have established in the Test and Twenty20 formats. Then next year, they have the chance to beat the world on home ground - in the Champions Trophy tournament, which will precede a

rematch with Australia in the Ashes. Cook did allow himself a moment of satisfaction at a job well-done this summer, as England added victory over Michael Clarke’s tourists to a similarly emphatic one against West Indies. “It feels good, great to win

the series,” said Cook. “It’s been a brilliant effort from the lads. “We’ve never let up, throughout the four games we’ve played. “We’ve always been at Australia, and always tried to put them under some pressure.” Ian Bell finished as England’s top run scorer, having replaced Kevin Pietersen as Cook’s opening partner following the South Africaborn batsman’s shock limited-overs retirement last month. Bell was modest about his achievements, though, insisting England’s bowlers were a key factor too. “Our bowling has been absolutely unbelievable these last two series, so we haven’t actually had to chase too many big scores. “It’s taken a bit to get through those two new balls, and then really cash in. “I’ve really enjoyed it, and I think we’ve done pretty well as an opening partnership. “We complement each other, and I’ve enjoyed that partnership as much as scoring runs myself.” Cook’s opposite number Clarke also believes the bowlers were perhaps England’s most telling resource. “There are a lot of good teams at the moment,” he said. “But I think England’s bowling attack is as good as there is in the world.”

Madrid Masters cancelled due to financial crisis

Giants shine as National Wiggins fends off attacks League cruises to All-Star win to retain Le Tour lead

THE 2012 edition of the Madrid Masters golf tournament has been cancelled due to the financial crisis and the woes of the Spanish lender that is its main sponsor. “The Madrid Masters will be postponed until 2013 because of the difficult economic situation,” the Spanish golf federation (RFEG) said on their official Twitter feed. The 989,970-euro European Tour event, won last year by England’s Lee Slattery, is sponsored by Bankia, which required a state rescue worth 23.5 billion euros in May. The rescue prompted Spain to request European aid for its banks and a Spanish court this week opened a fraud case against former Bankia executives.

THE National League erupted for five runs in the first inning and limited the American League to just six singles to win the All-Star game 8-0, the first shutout in the Midsummer Classic since 1996. A 382-foot, two-run homer by San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera and a three-run triple by his Giants team mate Pablo Sandoval highlighted the NL attack Cabrera, who finished with two hits in three at-bats with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored, was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. “I didn’t come to win an MVP,” said Cabrera. “That’s just a surprise. It’s a great gift that the Lord gave me.”

BRITAIN’S Bradley Wiggins masterfully fended off the challenges of his rivals to retain the Tour de France yellow jersey into the Alps yesterday. The 194.5km 10th stage from Macon to Bellegarde sur Valserine went to France’s Thomas Voeckler, part of a breakaway which stayed in front on the three climbs of the day, including the gruelling Colombier pass. But the first out-of-category climb in this edition did not make any difference to the overall standings. Belgium’s Jurgen van den Broeck attacked three times but was easily reeled in each time by Wiggins’ Sky team mates.


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Barca fume after Mourinho exonerated after eye-poke Bad blood boils up between bitter rivals

By Gennady Fyodorov

By Iain Rogers BARCELONA have protested angrily against the Spanish football federation’s decision to lift a two-match ban given to Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho for poking Barca assistant Tito Vilanova in the eye last season. With more than a month to go until the start of the 201213 La Liga campaign, bad blood has already boiled up between the bitter rivals. Barca spokesman Toni Freixa said Mourinho’s exoneration, part of a general amnesty for sanctioned players and coaches, damaged the image of Spanish football and would only encourage further aggression. The volatile Portuguese was punished after attacking Vilanova, who has since taken over as first-team coach from Pep Guardiola, from behind during a Super Cup match. However, the ban was rescinded by football federation (RFEF) president Angel Maria Villar, who traditionally exonerates some players and coaches after sealing reelection. He was voted in unopposed for a seventh four-year term in February and his latest amnesty was announced at the RFEF’s general assembly in Madrid this week. Freixa said Barca president Sandro Rosell had expressed the club’s displeasure at the prospect of Mourinho’s ban being lifted at a federation board meeting.

Capello, Guardiola among candidates for Russia job

Naughty boy: Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho poked then Barca assistant boss Tito Vilanova in the eye “As we understand it, an aggression towards a coach deserves punishment,” Freixa said on Barca’s website ( “This decision does not mean the aggressor is innocent, but leads them to believe that they can continue to attack people without fear of punishment,” he added. “It’s a bad example for Spanish football that this aggression is going unpunished.” The federation’s decision meant Vilanova’s one-match

ban for reacting to the aggression was also lifted, as were bans given to Real pair Mesut Ozil and Marcelo and Barca’s David Villa, who were all red-carded during the match. All five are now clear to take part when La Liga champions Real and King’s Cup winners Barca meet next month in the 2012 Super Cup, the two-legged curtain-raiser to the season. Real director Emilio Butragueno said Barca had benefited from Villar’s am-

nesties in the past without Real commenting or taking any action. “The federation president has the power to do it and we are respectful of that,” the former Real and Spain striker said on Real’s website ( “We won’t mention things that are in the past, but everyone is familiar with them and Barca was the protagonist and Madrid never said anything,” he added. One player who did not benefit from Villar’s gener-

osity was Granada’s Dani Benitez, who was banned for three months after throwing a plastic bottle at the referee after his side lost to Real last season. “I wasn’t expecting to have my ban lifted,” Benitez was quoted as saying by Marca sports daily. “In Spain the big teams have always had an advantage compared to the small ones,” he added. “What I did was more serious than Mourinho’s but Mourinho’s is also serious.”

Lennon targets Euro progression

Scottish champions Celtic must do well in the Champions League, says manager Neil Lennon

CELTIC manager Neil Lennon has targeted progression in Europe as important for the club in the forthcoming season. The Clydesdale Bank Premier League champions enter the Champions League at the third qualifying stage and, despite admitting he expects a difficult task, Lennon wants to make it into the tournament proper. “We want to progress in Europe, I think that’s important for the players and the supporters more than anyone else,” he told “I’m very wary of the qualifiers, they are very difficult games and our first one is going to be very soon. “The qualifiers are a major concern because they are always very hard fought and

we just want to get it right this year, so we are doing a lot of preparation.” The Hoops played in the Europa League last season after their defeat to FC Sion was overturned by UEFA after it emerged their Swiss opponents had fielded ineligible players. This time around they have a chance to reach the group stages of the Champions League and Lennon believes a pre-season schedule featuring eye-catching friendlies against Ajax, Inter Milan and Real Madrid can suitably prepare his side for the challenge. He said: “We had a very good campaign last year in a very tough group so the players have a belief about them that they can compete at

that level. “I think it’s important the players get a taste of European football before we go into the qualifiers. “It’s imperative we make inroads in Europe again this year and it would be nice to get through the qualifiers and into the Champions League group stages, but I’m under no illusion how difficult that’s going to be. “Everyone wants to play at the big table and that’s our whole focus. We go into this as champions and that is a fantastic feeling, so hopefully that will give the players an extra spring in their step. If we qualify then you never know where it will take us.” Celtic are currently in Germany preparing for the new season.

FORMER England manager Fabio Capello and ex-Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola are among 13 high-profile candidates for the job of Russia coach, the Russian Football Union (RFU) said. The list also includes former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp, ex-Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez, former Italy coach Marcello Lippi and Argentine Marcelo Bielsa. “The RFU officially would like to inform that it plans to hold talks with these specialists about one of them becoming the head coach of the Russian national team,” the union said in a short statement on its website (www.rfs. ru). Phil Smith, Redknapp’s agent, said his client was open to negotiations. “Absolutely,” Smith was quoted as saying by Russian media when asked if Redknapp, sacked by the Spurs last month, would be interested in taking the job. “Would Harry have a problem coming to Russia? No. He’s ready to go and live in any country, especially as big as Russia. I think such offer would definitely interest him if it came, but so far, we haven’t heard anything about it.” One name conspicuous by its absence was Manchester City’s Italian manager Roberto Mancini who agreed a new five-year contract with the English Premier League champions on Monday. On Monday, Russian media, quoting RFU and Sports Ministry sources, said Mancini had agreed a four-year deal to become Russia’s new coach after officials found a “signed contract” in the safe of former RFU chief Sergei Fursenko. Fursenko, a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin, quit his post last month. The RFU was forced to reveal the names of the candidates amid intense media speculation about the job, which became vacant following Dutchman Dick Advocaat’s departure after Russia’s failure to get past the group phase at Euro 2012. Others on the RFU list are Russian, including Valery Gazzayev, Anatoly Byshovets and Yuri Semin, who coached the national team in the past but were sacked or quit following a string of poor results. Former CSKA Moscow boss Gazzayev and Valery Nepomnyashchy, who led Cameroon to the 1990 World Cup quarter-finals, called the selection process a joke.

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Sport Mancini contract deal pleases Yaya Toure

Maradona fired as manager of Dubai’s Al Wasl Club fails to win silverware under Argentine By Brian Murgatroyd FORMER Argentina World Cup-winning captain Diego Maradona has been sacked as coach of United Arab Emirates club Al Wasl. The 51-year-old, who agreed a two-year contract with Al Wasl in May 2011, was dismissed following a meeting of the club’s board. “Following a meeting held by the board of directors of Al Wasl Football Company to evaluate the technical staff of Al Wasl under the leadership of coach Diego Maradona, it was decided to terminate the services of coach Diego Maradona and his technical staff,” a club statement said. Speculation had been rife that Maradona’s days as coach were numbered following the resignation of the club’s board in June and its replacement with a new one. That change brought about the departure of chairman Marwan bin Bayat, a man who had supported Maradona. However, after the first meeting of the new board last month, its chairman Dr Mohammed Ahmad bin Fahad, was quoted in the UAE

newspaper The National saying: ““Maradona is the head coach of the Al Wasl team and he will continue for the next season. He will have complete authority over the programme for the next season. There is no change in his position.” Al Wasl failed to win any silverware under Maradona during his season at the helm, slipping to eighth in the 12-team UAE Pro League from sixth the pnationalrevious season. They also lost in the final of the Gulf Champions League to Bahrain side Al Muharraq and enjoyed little success in domestic cup competitions. Under Maradona, Al Wasl were knocked out of the UAE league cup at the semifinal stage by Al Ahli, the eventual winners, and failed to progress past the second round of the President’s Cup. Maradona’s sacking continued his modest record as a coach, in complete contrast to his playing career. Maradona led his country to the 1986 World Cup and enjoyed domestic title successes in Argentina, Italy and Spain but as a coach he has yet to achieve any such highs. He had brief spells with

Mandiyu and Racing Club in his home country in 1994 and 1995 respectively but neither proved fruitful, and although he led Argentina to the World Cup finals in 2010 his side, including Lionel Messi, lost 4-0 to Germany in the quarter-finals. Maradona’s judgement at Al Wasl had been questioned through his decision to select goalkeeper Majid Naser for matches in the Gulf Champions League despite the player being in the middle of a 17-match domestic ban for slapping Al Ahli coach Quique Sanchez Flores after a match between the two sides. Majid’s inclusion in the side that faced Al Muharraq proved disastrous as he was sent off for head-butting an opponent and Al Wasl went on the lose the tie despite holding a 3-1 lead after the first leg in Bahrain. A club spokesman could not confirm Maradona’s whereabouts and whether or not he had been contacted with the news of his sacking. “There is nothing to be added at the moment,” he said. Media reports said Maradona was on holiday in Argentina.

It’s not going according to plan: the World Cup winner’s judgement was called into question

Brazil’s richest man Batista to run Neymar’s career By Rodrigo Viga Gaier and Andrew Downie

Santos and Brazil forward Neymar is one of the hottest properties in world football

BRAZIL forward Neymar has handed control of his career and image rights to the country’s richest man, Eike Batista. Neymar’s signing with Batista’s IMX Talent hands the group control of the player’s image both during his playing days and after he retires. “We are proud to support idols like Neymar Jr,” Batista said in a joint statement with Neymar. “With IMX Talent we will develop the careers of some of Brazil’s biggest sporting icons and discover more talents.” Neymar added: “I am very happy to have a Brazilian company with bases the world over alongside me to help me in my career.” Neither party disclosed the terms of the deal but sources told Reuters it will not affect Neymar’s current commitments to sponsors such as Nike, Red Bull and Panasonic.

Neymar, 20, joins other big names in the IMX Talent stable, including Olympic long jump gold medallist Maurren Maggi and Torben Grael, the sailor who has won more Olympic medals than any other Brazilian. The fleet-footed striker has been the outstanding player in Brazil over the last two years, starring for a Santos side that won the Copa do Brasil in 2010, the South American club tournament, the Libertadores Cup, in 2011 and consecutive championships with Brazil’s Paulista State in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He was voted Brazil’s player of the year last season and also won FIFA’s Puskas Award for the best goal of 2011. Rated at 55 million euros by Pluri, a sports marketing firm, Neymar has rebuffed overtures from Barcelona and Real Madrid in Spain’s La Liga, and English Premier League club Chelsea which recently won the UEFA Champions League. Last year, he extended

his contract with Santos to tie himself to the club until after the 2014 World Cup, which will be held in Brazil. Under the deal, he earns a reported $1.5 million a month, the majority of which is paid by sponsors and advertisers including Banco Santander Brasil, the Brazilian unit of Spanish banking behemoth Banco Santander. Batista, meanwhile, is one of Brazil’s best-known businessmen, a sharp-talking entrepreneur with interests in oil, mining, logistics and other fields and whose net worth was estimated at close to $30 billion earlier this year by Forbes Magazine. A keen sportsman himself, Batista last year joined with IMG Worldwide to form Brasil1 Sports & Entertainment, a marketing agency that has a hand in organising a number of high-profile events. He has also spent his own money to help his adopted home city of Rio de Janeiro prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games.

MANCHESTER City midfielder Yaya Toure has welcomed the news that manager Roberto Mancini has signed a new five-year contract with the club. Mancini on Monday ended speculation linking him with the Russia national team by committing himself to City until 2017, and Toure believes that will give the club the stability they need to build on their Premier League title. “I was very happy to hear the news that our manager has signed a new five-year deal,” Toure told the club’s official website. “It is important for this club to have stability at all levels, especially after we have just won the title and the FA Cup the season before. It means there will be no changes or disruption to what has proved a winning formula and for the long term, that can only be good for Manchester City. “Now the manager can continue to build this club and plan for the future - let’s not forget Sir Alex Ferguson has been at Manchester United for 25 years and they haven’t done too badly over the years.” Toure also pledged his own future to the club and targeted further silverware with a side he joined from Barcelona in 2010. “On a personal level, I’m very happy because I want to win many more trophies with City and the manager has the same mentality as I do - he wants to win everything with this club and so do I,” he said. “He understands how I play and what I want achieve and he has great belief in me, which, as a player, is very important, so as I say, I am very happy.” In other news, Adam Johnson is still sore about missing out on a place in the England squad for Euro 2012 and has already set his sights on a trip to Brazil for the World Cup finals in two years’ time. The City winger featured prominently in the qualifiers under then England manager Fabio Capello but the Italian’s replacement, Roy Hodgson, left Johnson on standby for the campaign in Poland and Ukraine, where England reached the quarter-finals. Johnson told www.mcfc. “I’ll be quite honest and say I really think I should have been selected because I played five times in the qualifiers and scored two goals so I thought I’d proved my worth. “When I played for City last season I scored a few goals and made a few as well so it took me a while to accept not being able to represent my country at a major championship, because the same thing happened at the World Cup two years ago. “To be fair, Roy Hodgson has been brilliant with me and phoned me to say that he still wanted me to come to Norway and train before the Euros began. As far as I’m concerned, I start my bid for the 2014 World Cup from now.”

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Maradona fired by Dubai’s Al Wasl 31

Terry ‘should not face race charge’ By Margaret Davis and John Fahey ASHLEY Cole said yesterday that England and Chelsea team-mate John Terry should not have been taken to court over racism claims. Terry, 31, is accused of calling Anton Ferdinand a “f****** black c***” during a Premier League game on October 23 last year. He denies a racially aggravated public order offence, and claims that he was sarcastically repeating the slur that Ferdinand mistakenly thought he had used. Cole, also 31, told Westminster Magistrates’ Court: “I think we shouldn’t be sitting here.” He said while racism should never be tolerated, repeating what you thought someone said was “completely different”. Cole said: “If I repeated something that I thought you said, that’s totally different than if someone just says something.” The court was read a statement from former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who denied Terry was racist. Mourinho, who manages Spanish champions Real Madrid, said Terry had an excellent relationship with all the players regardless of ethnicity when he was Chelsea boss between June 2004 and September 2009. Terry also championed the FA’s anti-racism campaigns. Mourinho said: “I never once witnessed any demonstration of racism or racial abuse or behaviour. “I am certain that John Terry is not a racist.” Several players - including Frank Lampard, Fernando Torres and Petr Cech - had signed copies of a prepared statement that said: “I have never heard John Terry use any form of racist language and have never heard any suggestion that he may have done so.” Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck also praised the defendant’s character.

He said: “I would say, and other people at Chelsea would say, he has an almost uncanny mental strength that when there are some bumps in his personal life he is able to go on the football field and do his job as though nothing is going on. “Other people have it, but I have never seen it like John Terry has it.” Earlier, the court heard Cole describe Terry as “a close friend”, who had been his England and Chelsea teammate for six or seven years. But he said there was a “conflict” because he is also friends with Ferdinand and his brother Rio. He was asked by George Carter-Stephenson QC, for Terry, about being asked to make a statement to the Football Association as part of their investigation into what happened. Carter-Stephenson said: “Did you want to get involved in the situation?” Cole answered: “No.” The barrister asked: “When you made the statement what was in your mind?” Cole replied: “The FA summoned me to do it.” Cole said on the day of the match at Loftus Road, he saw Ferdinand make a fist gesture to imply sex and could see him saying something. He said: “I can’t make out - him either saying Bridgey (Cole made the fist gesture) or black.” He did not hear Terry say anything in reply to the goading, the court heard. After the match, Cole was present when Terry asked Ferdinand what had happened “I think John said ‘did you think I called you a black c***, did you think I was being racist?’ Then I said, ‘did you think John was being racist?’ Anton said, ‘no, no.’” The two players then shook hands and went their separate ways. The trial was adjourned until today, when prosecution and defence counsel are expected to make their closing speeches.

Chelsea captain John Terry arrives at Westminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday for day three of his racism trial

AVB admits he made mistakes but insists he has moved on Moving in: Andre Villas-Boas says he can bring success to Spurs after replacing Harry Redknapp in the hot seat

Villas-Boas targets title as he vows to learn from failure N

EW Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas insists he learned lessons from his short time at Chelsea but believes bringing silverware to Spurs is more important than his own reputation. Villas-Boas arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer amid huge fanfare but his intended revolution of the club hit the rocks and he was sacked in March after a string of disappointing results. His attempt to move on from an established core of Blues players proved more difficult than he had hoped but he thinks he can do better as Harry Redknapp’s successor as a result of those experiences. “You always learn from experience,” he told Sky Sports News. “From my understanding the Chelsea experience was maybe not so gratifying in terms of success but very gratifying professionally for me. “I learned a couple of things that maybe I’ve done wrong and I’ve learned in a club you

have to trust the right people at the right time.” The Portuguese was keen to place the emphasis on the club’s battle for success ahead of his own. “It is not a mission of restoring my reputation, it’s a mission to put Tottenham back on track with titles. Since 2008 we haven’t won anything,” he said. “It is right we take the club forward, mixing it with titles and with success. Hopefully I can bring them to this football club. “It is a massive opportunity for me and I am extremely pleased to be given that opportunity. “I am pleased to come to a club with such high ambitions for the future and I hope to repay the trust of the chairman with success.” Redknapp departed after guiding Spurs to fourth, fifth and fourth in the space of three seasons. But Villas-Boas thinks Tottenham can challenge for their first title since 1961. He added: “Last year the squad started extremely well.

The belief was there and the margin was there for Tottenham to win the title. “If we are able to take the squad to the levels of ambition we want, the title is something we can think of. “We just have to continue with the quality work that Harry left us.” Villas-Boas indicated there had been talks with other clubs since his Chelsea exit, but is certain he has found the ideal job. He said: “Since I stopped there has been a couple of discussions with other clubs, a couple of them have even been made public, but I was always willing to wait for the right opportunity at the right time. “After Chelsea it was important to be surrounded by the right commitment and the right people and I think I have found that.” Villas-Boas also admited Luka Modric would be sold “for the right price”. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy rejected several offers from Chelsea for Modric last summer and insisted the

Croatian would not leave White Hart Lane. But Villas-Boas says that the midfielder, 26, who joined Spurs from Dinamo Zagreb in 2008 for a reported £16m, is the subject of renewed interest from other clubs and negotiations are ongoing. He said: “The interest that we have from various different clubs shows the importance of the player and what he’s done for Tottenham. “It’s fair to say that the club respects Luka’s ambitions and his willingness to move on and he respects the fact that he’s an important player for the club and can help us move forward. “Ongoing discussions will continue with these clubs until we reach an agreement which is acceptable for each party.”

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