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MPs approve CY €15m cash boost A second tranche to be given after airline board is restructured By Jacqueline Agathocleous

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HE House Plenum yesterday unanimously approved €31.33 million to increase ailing state carrier Cyprus Airways’ (CY) share capital, adding, however, an amendment whereby the airline will receive €15 million now and the rest once the majority of its board is altered and it presents a feasible restructuring plan. The amendment, which provides for the remaining €16.33 million to be given in October once the new plan is complete, was passed with just 17 votes against – from ruling party AKEL – and 31 in favour. According to House Finance Committee chairman Nicolas Papadopoulos, the government still has to request the approval of the European Commission to increase the airline’s share capital. The DIKO MP added that CY definitely needed to be rescued, though he said there were reservations over the current rescue plan on the table, which was why a new one was requested. In another amendment,

the opposition parties decided that eight of the 11 members of the CY Board of Directors would stand down. Up until now, eight of the board’s members were appointed by the government; from now on, they will be appointed on the Finance Minister’s advice and with the agreement of the house finance committee. The new board will be expected to present parliament with a new rescue plan in three months time, which will be prepared by “experts and advisors of international prestige”. DISY’s Averoff Neophytou said that by increasing CY’s share capital, Cyprus may be considered violating EU laws. “The only way the share capital increase could be considered legal is if private shareholders participate in its increase; something they have stated they have no intention of doing,” Neophytou pointed out. AKEL general secretary Andros Kyprianou disagreed. “We are not violating European directives; we are moving forward with an increase of the share capital,

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A rescue helicopter patrols the air, as part of rescue operations following an avalanche on Mont Maudit mountain, near Chamonix in the French Alps, France yesterday (AFP) SEE STORY PAGE 9

Blood-sucking Caribbean parasite named after Bob Marley A TINY blood-sucking parasite that infests fish on Caribbean coral reefs has been named after Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley. Arkansas State University marine biologist Paul Sikkel discovered the parasite off the US Virgin

Islands a decade ago, but it was only recently unveiled as Gnathia marleyi as a homage to the late musician. Sikkel said he dubbed the tiny crustacean due to his “respect and admiration” for Marley, who died in 1981.

The National Science Foundation said the creature is a new species within the family of gnathiids, parasites commonly found on coral reefs that are ecologically similar to blood-sucking ticks which are found on land. It infests some fish that in-

habit reefs of the shallow eastern Caribbean. Other celebrities such as comedian Stephen Colbert and singer Beyonce have also had insects named after them, respectively: the Diamphipnoa colberti and the Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae.


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continued from page one which complies with the acquis communautaire,” he said. The ruling party’s MP Stavros Evagorou accused the opposition parties of suffering from “power withdrawal syndrome”, saying the way the law was amended created a seriously dangerous precedent. “For the first time, an attempt is being made to privatise a state company by law,” said Evagorou,

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who praised the current CY board for fighting to keep the airline afloat “tooth and nail”. But the Green Party’s Giorgos Perdikis said obsession to keep CY under state control was damaging. He added that the government must be turning a blind eye to the fact that the airline’s current board had nearly destroyed CY. “By replacing the eight members of the board of directors, parliament

took a responsible approach and took responsibility,” Perdikis added. State-owned charter airline Eurocypria was mentioned more than once, due to the fact that it went bust months after receiving a €35 million cash injection in 2010, with the Finance Minister at the time – Charilaos Stavrakis – assuring MPs this would ensure Eurocypria’s future viability.

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Paphos tourism gets boost from Lebanon First charter plane load of tourists is due this morning By Bejay Browne AN inaugural charter flight connecting Paphos to Lebanon is due to land this morning and is fully booked. “We are pleased to welcome the first Lebanese flight to Paphos operated by Nakhal Tours and that it has 100 per cent occupancy,” head of the Paphos regional board of tourism, Nassos Hadjigeorgiou said yesterday. The charter flight has a 155 seat capacity and flights will be twice weekly, on a Monday and Friday, until mid September. “I have been informed that 80 per cent of the incoming passengers will be staying in Paphos with the remainder mostly staying in Limassol,”

Hadjigeorgiou added. He pointed out that this could only be good news for Paphos and the local economy as none of the packages sold were to all inclusive hotels but mostly to three and four-star hotels. “These guests like to go out and will also be enjoying the nightlife of restaurants and bars, which will help to stimulate the economy. This Lebanese company also offers five-star accommodation and hotel apartments.” The tourism head along with other interested parties has worked hard over recent months to develop tourism to Paphos in both existing and new markets. “We are extremely pleased that this project seems to have been received so well by

the Lebanese market as we worked hard to get it going. We hosted numerous travel agents, journalists and MTV Lebanon also shot a promotional video of Paphos.” He continued: “We hope that this short flight programme will be a success, enabling us to have the opportunity to expand the flights to the entire summer next year, with the aim of providing an all year long programme of flights to Lebanon.” Hadjigeorgiou said the profile of Lebanese travellers coming to Paphos was varied: “we aren’t going to attract Lebanese here for shopping trips as they have great shopping at home but we are attracting visitors looking for a sun/sea holiday, nature lovers and those interested in water

sports and activities.” The flight times also mean that travellers will be able to visit Paphos for a weekend break. In general, Hadjigeorgiou said he believed the outlook for Paphos is less bleak than it appeared at the end of last season. He said: “I believe from the statistics, that we will be able to cover the losses of the UK market and other central European markets by the inflow of visitors from Russia and clients of the new Ryan Air flights. These are the two main factors enabling us to cover other losses.” He added: “In fact, we may even see a slight increase in numbers by the end of the season compared with the same period last year.”

First Cyprus baby born to quadriplegic Archbishop in interfaith EU meeting ELENI Koudounari became the first quadriplegic woman to give birth in Cyprus, after having her baby girl Dalia on Tuesday. Koudounari gave birth at Limassol General Hospital, the medical staff of which she can’t praise enough. She has been quadriplegic for the past 23 years, after suffering injuries in a car accident. She also has another son, a young adult, who she gave birth to in South Africa,

where she lived at the time. Dalia, weighing 1.950 kg, is now in an incubator for precautionary reasons, after being born when Koudounari was 35 weeks pregnant. Koudounari, who had a difficult second pregnancy, isn’t fazed by the hard task ahead. “I wanted a baby and I had one,” she told state broadcaster CyBC yesterday. “Whatever I want to do with life, I do it. Life is beautiful, despite the difficulties.”

THE European Commission, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament brought together yesterday around 20 religious leaders, including Archbishop Chrysostomos II, to discuss solidarity between generations and demographic challenges across Europe. Senior Christian, Muslim and Jewish representatives and those from Hindu and Bahai communities across Europe met in Brussels, under the slogan ‘Intergenerational Solidarity: Setting the Parameters for Tomorrow’s Society in Europe’. During the meeting, participants agreed on the need to raise awareness of the huge societal challenges, to take up responsibilities in important areas like strengthening solidarity between young and old, and fighting discrimination, and to effectively contribute to the Commission’s overall growth strategy for Europe, by striving for better education, less poverty and a fairer society.


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Deputy AG prangs party leader’s Merc but denies doing a runner By Stefanos Evripidou

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DEPUTY Attorney-general Akis Papasavvas yesterday denied reports that he hit a parked car and then ‘did a runner’, claiming he left the scene believing no damage had been done to the back end of EVROKO leader Demetris Syllouris’ vehicle. Politis yesterday reported that both Papasavvas and Syllouris were invited to state broadcaster CyBC on Wednesday to talk on the daytime current affairs show Apo Mera Se Mera. After the interview was

over, Papasavvas left the building in his BMW service car while Syllouris stayed behind, waiting for his slot to come up. However, on leaving the car park, the paper reported that Papasavvas reversed into the back end of Syllouris’ Mercedes, causing damage to the bumper. Instead of getting out to see the damage, the deputy AG allegedly scarpered. Speaking to the Cyprus Mail yesterday, Papasavvas said the paper’s claim that he didn’t get out of the car

after hitting the party leader’s rear was a “wretched miserable lie”. According to Papasavvas, on reversing from the car park, he felt his back bumper had hit something. He drove forward a metre, got out of the car and went to see if there was any damage to the back of the Mercedes he had hit. “You have my word of honour I saw nothing, nor anything on my bumper... since I saw no damage, I left,” he said. The deputy AG said he

had no idea who the car belonged to until yesterday morning when he read the article in Politis. He then called Syllouris to explain what happened. Asked if Syllouris saw any damage to the car, Papasavvas replied: “My feeling is that he looked but didn’t find anything either. He said he will send the car to the garage to see if there’s anything wrong with the bumper.” The country’s deputy legal adviser assured that should any fault be found

with the car, he will take on his responsibilities. Asked to comment, Syllouris said yesterday: “I came out of the studio, and six or seven journalists were hanging around the car. They told me what happened. I looked and saw some damage, I don’t know if it’s big or small. I’m going to take it to the garage to see.” He confirmed to the Cyprus Mail that he received a call from Papasavvas yesterday morning. “He rang me to say he

didn’t see anything but that if there is any damage, we’ll sort it out. I told him there was some damage.” Papasavvas yesterday hinted that the Politis article was part of an ongoing dispute between the deputy AG and the local daily newspaper. “I have filed eight law suits against them,” he said, adding that the court has already ruled in his favour for one case dating back to 2005. The decision on libel came out last year, awarding Papasavvas €26,000 plus eight per cent interest until payment.

Finance minister can now name and shame major tax dodgers THE finance minister has been authorised to publish the names of people who owe large sums to the inland revenue department (IRD), the government said yesterday “The aim is not to publish the list of all those who owe,” government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said. “The targets are not the small fish.” Back in April, IRD chief Giorgos Poufos said his department was bound by confidentiality clauses and could not give out any information. Stefanou said the cabinet had decided yesterday to extend the finance minister’s powers in relation with the IRD’s confidentiality clauses. “With the extension of his authority, the minister will be able to publish the names of those who owe income tax,” Stefanou said. “The prospect of publication creates the conditions of collecting these taxes. If they are not collected or if the people who owe refuse to pay their dues then the names will be published.” The spokesman said the total amount due, sans interest, was around €400 million. “The amount is even higher

if we also add the interest and other charges, which must be added in accordance with the law,” Stefanou added. The spokesman said they adopted standards used in other countries. It would be up to the finance minister to decide how these powers will be used. The measure would need approval from parliament, which held its final session yesterday before the summer holidays. But lawmakers have expressed readiness to return to examine any bills that concern the state’s finances in light of the island’s application for an EU bailout. The matter of naming and shaming tax dodgers came to the fore last April after Auditor-general Chrystalla Georghadji told lawmakers that she had a list, which included prominent members of society. Personal data commissioner Yiannis Danielides reiterated yesterday what he said at the time: that these people should be given a deadline to respond and if they failed then the IRD should proceed with publishing their names.

EU ministers of employment and social policy are seen at an informal meeting of the EPSCO (Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs) held yesterday at the Philoxenia Conference Centre, Nicosia. The ministers discussed the Europe 2020 Strategy which focuses on the involvement of Social Partners, NGOs and local Authorities, both at European and at national level


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Home CYPRUS TODAY Heatwave on the way THE Met office warned yesterday of a heatwave, which will see temperatures soaring to more than 3C hotter than the norm for the month. “Things will get harder over the next few days... tomorrow (today) the temperature will reach 40C… Sunday, Monday and at least until Tuesday the temperature will be over 40C,” said Meteorological officer, Panayiotis Michael, adding that the norm for the season is 37C. Michael also said that up till now humidity inland has been low but along the south and east coast especially humidity is high. Temperatures today will be around 40C inland, 33C on the coast and 25C in the mountains. By Sunday they are expected to reach 42C inland, 34C on the coast and 26C in the mountains. The Department of Labour Inspection advised employers to take the proper measures to ensure the safety and health of their employees. Those who work outside should be especially careful and should expose themselves to the heat as little as possible. Meanwhile the Forestry Department issued a warning yesterday calling on members of the public to avoid any activity that may cause a fire, due to extremely high temperatures. This includes throwing cigarette butts on the ground, burning rubbish and wild vegetation. Anyone who detects a fire should call 1407.

The Bank of Cyprus appoints a new CEO ‘We firmly believe that we have the credentials to tackle the challenges and further bolster the group’ By George Psyllides

Two attacks on elderly women POLICE are investigating the robbery and attack of a 63-year-old woman at her shop in Limassol yesterday morning. The thief escaped with €150. The woman is currently being treated at Limassol General hospital for injuries to her head. According to police, a man wearing a straw hat entered her souvenir shop, hit the woman on the head without saying anything to her and grabbed €150. Police said they do not know what the thief used to hit her with. The thief is described as 1.70m tall, of slim build, aged between 50 and 55. He was wearing a white shortsleeved t-shirt and grey trousers.

In a separate incident on Wednesday afternoon in Limassol, two thieves burgled a 63-year-old woman at knifepoint, managing to escape with around €300. According to police, the woman was in her garden when the two thieves approached her, wielding a knife, and demanded that she give them money. They then dragged her, by the hand towards her house to get the money. The elderly woman took €300 that she kept in a drawer in her vanity table and gave it to them. The thieves are described as around 1.85m in height, slim build, and were wearing woollen dark coloured balaclavas over their faces.

One petrol station too many PETROL station owners protested in Limassol yesterday at a petrol station’s construction site, which they say is one too many. The House Environment Committee, which discussed the matter in late May, said that around 150 petrol stations are unlicensed. Cyprus has around 270 petrol stations, more than many think the island needs. Limassol petrol station owners yesterday reportedly protested the proliferation of petrol stations, which is making their business non-viable. The petrol station owners’ association head, Stefanos Stefanou, previously told the Cyprus Mail that the system was overly bureaucratic because both the commerce ministry and town planning needed to be involved. A bill to make the process simpler is being examined by legal services.

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FINANCE MINISTER APPOINTS NEW MEMBERS TO POPULAR BANK BOARD FINANCE Minister Vassos Shiarly yesterday appointed Nicos Hadjinicolaou and Panicos Poutziouris to the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Popular Bank. The bank also announced the appointment of Jacqueline Loizides-Lambert as its new Secretary, replacing outgoing Secretary Stelios Hadjiosif. The House of Representatives, after a lengthy de-

bate, approved on May 18 a government bill granting state backing to the recapitalisation efforts of the Cyprus Popular Bank, which posted record losses for 2011 due to its heavy exposure to Greek sovereign debt. On July 2, the government announced it had acquired shares totaling €1.79 billion of Cyprus Popular Bank, in an effort to assist its recapitalisation.

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THE Bank of Cyprus (BoC) yesterday appointed Yiannis Kypri as chief executive following the resignation of Andreas Eliades on Tuesday. “We firmly believe that we have the credentials to tackle the challenges and further bolster the group so that it is able to overcome the difficulties it is faced with,” Kypri said after the board’s lengthy meeting. Kypri, a chartered accountant and graduate of the London School of Economics, held the post of deputy CEO, having joined the bank in 1980. The board’s decision to appoint him as CEO on a two-year contract was unanimous. The biggest lender’s new CEO said he was fully aware of the responsibility he was assuming and the difficult task ahead at a critical time for the group, the banking system, the economy and Europe in general. BoC rattled domestic markets by unexpectedly seeking state financial support just prior to a regulatory deadline to bolster its core tier 1 capital last month. That announcement is now under investigation by the securities and exchange commission, which wants to know why a few days earlier the BoC board told shareholders it needed just €200 million to replenish its battered capital. Capital requirements of the island’s second-largest lender, Popular Bank, was a key reason forcing Cyprus into requesting an international bailout on June 25. Both banks suffered record 2011 losses as a result of a write-down in their portfolios of Greek sovereign debt, an impairment agreed by European leaders, including Cyprus’ president, to make Greece’s debt more sustainable. The decision proved costly for the island, with the Popular Bank needing at

least €1.8 billion from the state, while BoC has asked for €500 million. BoC posted losses of €1.37 billion in its full-year 2011 results after the Greek sovereign debt write-down. Eliades resigned his post on Tuesday, citing a lack of coordination in dealing with Europe’s banking crisis as his reason for leaving. In a letter to the chairman of the board, Eliades said the challenges “we are experiencing throughout Europe are exceptionally difficult, demanding everyone join forces, inside and outside the bank, to be able to tackle them.”

PRESSURE “Because what is happening around us proves that this collective mobilisation does not exist… I have taken the above decision, judging that under these conditions I am no longer allowed to perform my duties,” Eliades said. Reports however, suggested he was forced to resign under pressure from the Central Bank. Reuters said the regulator has refused to comment on the reports. The Financial Times said Eliades had faced criticism for authorising the bank’s purchase of €2.1bn of Greek bonds in December 2009 and January 2010, when a bailout for Athens was already under discussion, without consulting the board. And this was after BoC dumped almost all the Greek bonds in its portfolio for a substantial profit. On December 10, 2009 Kypri told financial portal Stockwatch that BoC had cut its exposure to Greek sovereign bonds to €100 million – in October 2009 – from €1.8 billion. “The bank’s exposure to Greek bonds is very small,” Kypri was quoted as saying. “There is no longer a risk for us.” (see editorial page 11)

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MPs extend their pay cuts until September By Jacqueline Agathocleous

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British Cypriot to put island on space map Says he can significantly reduce the cost of space travel By Natalie Hami CYPRUS may not be considered synonymous with space travel yet, but a British Cypriot businessman may be about to put Cyprus on the map by setting up a sister company to his own British Interstellar Space Exploration (BISE). Yorgos Stylianou, 44, has just set up BISE in the East Midlands, UK, which describes itself on the website as ‘a small company with large visions’. “The company was just an idea for over a year, until the start of 2012 when the ball started to roll,” said Stylianou, adding that in the past week he has been talking to potential investors, which will accelerate research and development. According to Stylianou, the company will offer a lot of job opportunities in England however because his family roots are from Cyprus he

would also like to start up a sister company or subsidiary here. “This will create several hundred jobs and put Cyprus on the international map for space activities… we have not as yet spoken to any Cypriot government officials about heading a Cyprus Space Agency, but are looking to do so soon,” he said. The company, still in its early stages, aims to make commercial space flight more affordable. “At present payload costs are £10,000 per kg (€12,643) as part of a large payload, we are looking to half that for academic institutes… for individual payload vehicles we hope to cut the cost further,” said Stylianou. A payload is the carrying capacity of an aircraft or spaceship. Stylianou said they plan to reduce costs with the first few launches by “enticing advertisements on the vehicles, for example we would get Coca-Cola to sponsor the first advertisement to go

into space by having the first rocket look like a Coke can”. A number of companies have sprung up in recent years hoping to create a space tourism industry. Billionaire Richard Branson recently announced he and his two adult children will be on the first Virgin Galactic voyage. Virgin says it already has 529 paid up passengers at £128,000 (€161,832) a ticket. Stylianou’s parents are from Zodia – now in the occupied areas – and he lived and went to school there until the invasion in 1974. His background is finance and science, which he studied at the University of Leicester. Before setting up the company – he said there was a gap in the UK market - he worked in the financial sector for companies in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and the UK. For more information look to https://sites.google.com/site/ britishinterstellarspaceagency/home

Troika talks postponed for week EUROPEAN and IMF inspectors have postponed a trip to the island next week to discuss Cyprus’ bailout request because they need more time, the government said yesterday, which means talks will probably not wrap up this month as had been hoped. Cyprus sought emergency financial aid from its EU partners on June 25 to buffer a banking sector battered by exposure to Greece, becoming the fifth euro zone country to need a bailout. Officials from the European Commission, the IMF and the European Central Bank, known collectively as the “troika” were in Cyprus last week on the first stretch of a fact-finding mission collect-

ing data. They had been due to return in mid-July. The troika team will be returning probably on July 22, “at their own request, as they are not yet ready with their assessments,” government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said. Stefanou dismissed the notion that the delay might be linked to the troika’s reaction to Cyprus’ persistence in seeking an interstate loan from Russia. On a potential Russian loan, the spokesman said: “we are still waiting. There has been no official response yet.” In Washington, IMF spokesman Jerry Rice told reporters it was still too early to give any details on a possible bailout plan for Cyprus.

Asked about the purpose of the troika mission, Rice said that one key objective was restoring the robustness of the Cypriot banking sector. Rice declined to be drawn on Cyprus’ overtures to Russia and China, saying simply that such a decision was up to Cypriot authorities. Once they complete their fact-finding mission, the troika will compile a report on the bailout needs of the Cypriot economy and submit this to the Eurogroup. Technocrats are looking at a comprehensive bailout for the Cypriot economy, and not just for the banking sector. It is unclear how much funding Cyprus will need, but markets are speculating on up to €10 billion.

MPs yesterday unanimously agreed to extend their 10 per cent salary contribution to state coffers until September. The decision was made at the House plenum, which yesterday convened for the last time before the summer recess, starting with a one-minute silence in memory of the 13 victims of last year’s Mari naval base blast and the five National Guard officers who were killed when their Augusta Bell helicopter crashed in July 2002. MPs made it clear that they would agree to the cuts – which they claim reach almost 24 per cent, when other benefits and contributions are taken into account – for the next two months, but no further extensions would be approved until the same measure applied to highranking state officials. House Speaker Yiannakis Omirou said he hoped this would be the case. “Parliament is once again giving an example of responsibility and it should be made known to everyone that members of parliament are contributing 24 per cent of

their income to state coffers, to support the economy,” said Omirou. DISY’s Tasos Mitsopoulos said deputies wanted to lead by example, in the hope that other state officials – who earn way more – would follow suit. AKEL’s Nicos Katsourides said parliament should pass a law providing just that when it returns from the summer recess. “We should do what is right,” said Katsourides. “In September we need to pass the law. There is this manic persecution of MPs.” The measure, however, wasn’t happily accepted by a section of MPs, whose only income is that of their parliamentary position. DIKO’s Fytos Constantinou said certain MPs had second jobs to fall back on, while others didn’t. Deputies earn around €60,000 a year, which doesn’t seem so impressive when some of the higher ranking state officials’ earnings are taken into account. President Demetris Christofias earns in excess of €158,000 a year, while other officials – such as the Attorney-general and Supreme Court judges – earn well over €150,000.


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Home Children evacuated from Dali school after snake on the loose PARENTS were called to collect their children from the Andreas Panayides nursery school in Nicosia suburb Dali yesterday after a python went missing from a neighbouring home. The Cyprus Mail was informed by a concerned parent. “I was at work when the school called and said I should immediately go and pick my son up as a python had escaped from the man next door and they couldn’t find it,” said the father. “I’m not sure if it has been found yet.” A teacher at the school was yesterday slightly cagey, saying the matter had been resolved. But when persistently asked if the snake had been found, she skirted around the issue. “We had information that was looked into and there is no problem,” the teacher said. Asked at least four

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times if that meant there was no python wandering around Dali, she repeated: “I said there is no problem.” Soon after, the police issued an announcement to warn Dali residents that a snake was loose in the community. According to the force, the serpent’s owner kept him in a cage in his back yard. But when he woke up yesterday morning, the one-metre-long python wasn’t there. Snake experts were called to the scene to help locate the python, though it had not been found by last night. However, the experts were keen to point out that pythons were not dangerous at all, which is why the nursery school will be opening as usual today. But just in case Dali residents, keep an eye out!

THREE BRITONS were arrested yesterday in connection with causing grievous bodily harm to a 19-year-old kitchen helper in Ayia Napa. According to police, the 19-year-old Pakistani national reported being attacked by the three after finishing work at around 6am on Wednesday. He works as a kitchen helper in a nightclub in Ayia Napa. After finishing his shift, the Pakistani went to eat at an establishment where three 25-year-old Brits were also eating. According to the 19-yearold, they swore at him. A fight ensued, where the three allegedly hit him on the head with bottles before running away. The Pakistani went to a clinic where he was treated for a broken left hand. In the early hours of yesterday morning, the 19-yearold saw one of the 25-yearolds in the nightclub where he works. He told his boss who informed police. Police later arrested two more 25-year-olds believed to be accomplices in the alleged assault.

Wedding couples handcuffed as suspected of being illegals IMMIGRATION police raided the municipality of a Larnaca community earlier this week and stopped couples from marrying on suspicion that some among them were illegal migrants. An eyewitness said that seven migration police officers stormed into Larnaca’s Livadhia municipal hall on Monday just as three couples were waiting for their paperwork to be processed. Over 30 people were present at the time: around seven couples’ and their witnesses (the law asks for two witnesses per couple). One of the witnesses, who was reportedly an illegal migrant, tried to escape when he saw the police but the police chased him and beat him up, the eyewitness said. The eyewitness works for the municipality but wanted to remain anonymous. The head of the migration police, Glykerios Leontiou, said the police had not beat-

en anyone up and denied reports by daily newspaper Politis that said that “cruel scenes unfolded”. The eyewitness said the situation was confusing. “One pregnant woman was just getting out of the car at the time, saw what happened and stayed in. Others too, were watching the scene from outside.” There were also two women in late stage pregnancies inside the building at the time of the raid. The men were handcuffed and everyone was questioned. Leontiou said that three were arrested for being in the country illegally. The police said they got their information from members of the public and from an individual – a foreigner – who was offered money to help with a “white marriage circuit”. “There is a white marriage circuit and the police are trying to control the situation,” a police spokeswoman said.

Engomi municipality plans demo against racers on Griva Dhighenis By Natalie Hami ENGOMI municipality is demanding boy racers along Griva Dhigenis avenue be dealt with using wide speed bumps and plan on making their feelings known this Monday during a protest involving residents. “We’re asking for wide speed bumps that have been put on other streets too… this is the only way to deal with them,” said Engomi mayor, Zacharias Kyriakou. We want people to be able to sleep at night, he added. The scourge of boy racers using the main road to race each other has been ongoing for some time, with residents becoming more and more fed up of the situation. According to Kyriakou, despite their suggestions to the

Department of Public Works to put up wide speed bumps, the state department objected offering them the solution of cameras instead. “They told us that a French expert told them that putting bumps there would increase traffic during the day,” said Kyriakou who rejected the idea of installing cameras along the road as they could potentially be vandalised. However, the Communications Ministry’s permanent secretary Alekos Michaelides explained they did consult with a French expert, but generally they do not put any kind of bumps on main roads. Instead they offered to install cameras. “There’s too much traffic there to put speed bumps,” said Michaelides, adding that how would the Fire Services get to a fire quickly enough.

Sources say a new facility will be built south of the Tympou airport

Airport slated on land swap site Government spokesman denies deal has bestowed legality on Tympou in north By Stefanos Evripidou GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN Stefanos Stefanou yesterday denied that the Mike Tymvios land swap deal has bestowed legality upon the Tympou airport in the north. Turkish Cypriot daily Haberdar yesterday reported that the property exchanged between Tymvios and the Immoveable Property Commission (IPC) is just south of the airport run by the breakaway regime in Tympou village. In 2007, the IPC offered Tymvios 27 donums of Turkish Cypriot land in Larnaca in exchange for 550 donums of his land in Tympou and 100 donums in Kyrenia. The Greek Cypriot refugee accepted the offer of a friendly settlement and tried to get ownership transferred to his name at the Larnaca Land Registry but was refused for five years. This week, Attorney-general Petros Clerides said the government decided to endorse the transfer and purchase the land in

question, on which two schools sit, for €13m from Tymvios. It is believed the government took the surprising step of recognising the exchange of property orchestrated by the IPC under immense pressure, following two law suits filed by Tymvios in Cyprus, an appeal at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and complaint to the Council of Europe’s monitoring body, the Committee of Ministers.

NEW STEP Haberdar yesterday wrote the deal was “a new step in the direction of a de facto arrangement on the property issue”. The Turkish Cypriot daily quoted an unnamed source saying that a new airport will be built south of Tympou airport on land acquired from Tymvios. As a result, Greek Cypriots will not be able to take legal measures against any company internationally regarding the new airport as it will not be built on Greek Cypriot land. Asked to comment, Stefanou said: “The ‘Ercan’

airport (as it is known in the north) is illegal, because control of airspace, flight safety and airports are matters handled by the state. And since there is no state in the occupied areas, they cannot operate either airports or ports that do not come under state control. It is illegal under international law.” Meanwhile, the Tymvios case was discussed at the House Refugee Committee yesterday. Attending the meeting, Attorney-general Petros Clerides assured deputies that the specific circumstances of this case meant the government’s decision does not create a precedent. Chairwoman Skevi Koukouma said: “Cyprus was in a very difficult position to not respect the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) concerning it on the one hand while demanding from Turkey to respect the ECHR’s decisions on the violation of Cypriots’ human rights on the other.” The AKEL deputy said under the circumstances it was the “right decision” which does not set any precedent.

Rape remand A 27-YEAR-old man from Paphos was remanded for four days by Paphos District court yesterday in connection with a rape claim. According to police, on July 3, a 23-year-old Lithuanian woman reported that she had been abducted by two men in a car while walking down a Paphos street at around 2.30am the same day. The woman said the codriver, unknown to her, got out of the car and forcibly pushed her in the back of the car where he kept hold of her while the driver took the car to an unknown location. The Greek Cypriot codriver allegedly took her clothes off against her will and stopped the 23-yearold from using her mobile to alert a friend. He then allegedly raped her with the help of the driver before abandoning her in a nearby street.

Safe balls WATER Walking Balls have been deemed safe to use under certain conditions, according to the Competition and Consumer Protection Service. The service issued an announcement last year warning consumers of the dangers – such as drowning and asphyxiation - of these very large balls that people can be zipped into to walk on water. Following a re-evaluation, as no accidents were reported in the EU, the service decided to allow the use of them with certain safety measures.


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Britain Monitor to control struggling NHS Trust An NHS Trust which is losing £1 million a week has become the first in the country to be put under the control of a special administrator, the Department of Health (DH) announced yesterday. South London Healthcare NHS Trust has been put on the “unsustainable providers regime” and an administrator has been tasked with putting it on a viable footing, a DH spokesman said. Matthew Kershaw, who works as the national director for provider delivery at the DH, was appointed as special administrator. He will take over the board and recommend measures to the Health Secretary to put the trust’s finances on a sustainable basis. The DH sent letters to the chair and directors informing them they are suspended from board duties. But some of the directors will support Mr Kershaw in developing solutions for the struggling trust. South London Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs three hospitals, has been criticised over standards of care and has run up deficits of more than £150 million over the past three years. Despite efforts to improve its financial performance, it is still thought to be on track to lose between £30 and £75 million a year for the next five years. The trust runs Queen Mary’s in Sidcup, the Queen Elizabeth in Woolwich and the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley. Sources close to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said long-standing difficulties had been made worse by Labour’s merger of the three hospitals’ smaller trusts in April 2009 and by two PFI deals that are now costing £61 million a year in interest. They said the hospital’s deficit last year was equivalent to the salaries of 1,200 nurses or 200 hip replacements a week.

17,000 troops will now be involved in safeguarding the Olympic Games

3,500 troops to boost 2012 Games security By Wesley Johnson HOME Secretary Theresa May denied that Olympics security was a shambles yesterday after the military was called in to plug a gap left by the failure of private provider G4S. With just two weeks to go until the opening ceremony, an extra 3,500 servicemen and women are being flown in after G4S said it might not be able to provide enough guards for all the venues. With more than £100 million wiped off the firm’s market value and MPs accusing the company of letting the country down, May insisted ministers were only told of the “absolute gap in the numbers” on Wednesday. In its hour of need, the Government turned to the troops, many of whom have recently served in Afghanistan and are facing cuts in

The Trust had argued fighting tuberculosis in cattle should have been tackled through vaccination

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Home Secretary: Olympic security is not a shambles the biggest re-structuring of the service for decades, to help keep the Olympics safe and secure for up to 10 million spectators. Warning orders started going out to troops at the weekend, putting them on shortened notice to move. But May denied it was a “shambles” and insisted there was “no question of Olympic security being compromised”. Asked whether there would be any financial penalties for G4S on its £284 million contract, May said the firm’s deal was with organisers Locog, but she understood that penalty clauses were included. A total of 17,000 servicemen and women will now be

involved in the Olympics, including 11,800 soldiers, 2,600 sailors and marines and 2,600 airmen. Some 11,000 of these will be involved in the security of more than 30 sporting venues and some 70 non-competition venues, including car parks and hotels, while others will carry out specialist support roles including air security, search teams, communications and logistics, among others. Overall, a 23,700-strong security force for the Games will include a mix of military, private security guards and at least 3,000 unpaid London 2012 volunteers. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond acknowledged the

extra burden on military families, but said bringing in extra resources was “prudent” and insisted the deployment “will have no adverse impact on other operations”. “As the venue security exercise has got under way, concerns have arisen about the ability of G4S to deliver the required number of guards for all the venues within the timescales available,” Hammond said. “Ministers have been monitoring this situation and, where necessary, preparing contingency measures. “G4S has now agreed that it would be prudent to deploy additional military support to provide greater reassurance.” Keith Vaz, the Labour chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, said: “G4S has let the country down and we have literally had to send in the troops.”

Church loses abuse liability appeal A RULING that the Catholic Church can be held liable for the wrongdoings of its priests was upheld by the Court of Appeal yesterday. The decision was announced in an action which has been described as raising “an issue of wide general importance in respect of claims against the Catholic Church”. At the High Court in November Mr Justice MacDuff gave a decision in favour of a woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, who claims she was sexually assaulted as a child by the late Father Wilfred Baldwin, a priest of the Portsmouth Diocese, at a children’s home in Hampshire run by an order of nuns. Giving his decision on a preliminary issue in the damages action by the woman, who is now 48, the judge held that, in law, the Church “may be vicariously liable” for Father Baldwin’s alleged wrongdoings. The trustees of the Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust - the defendant “standing in the shoes of the bishop” - were given leave to appeal against his decision and that challenge was heard by three judges in London in May. Yesterday, the appeal was dismissed by a two-to-one majority. In a statement issued after the ruling, the trustees of Portsmouth Diocese said the appeal was brought to achieve clarity “as to the nature and extent of the bishop’s liability for the actions of diocesan priests”. It added: “We had not just the right but the duty to ask the Court of Appeal to hear the different arguments in this case, not least because of the far-reaching implications to faith and other voluntary organisations of extending vicarious liability in this way.”

Badger Trust loses its bid to block TB-related cull THE Badger Trust has lost its High Court bid to block a cull of thousands of badgers to tackle tuberculosis in cattle. The Trust argued Government proposals for two pilot culls were “very, very controversial” at both animal welfare and scientific levels and should be stopped. But yesterday Mr Justice Ouseley, sit-

ting in London, ruled the legal challenge had failed on all grounds and refused to quash a Government decision last December to allow the culls by farmers and landowners to go ahead. At a hearing last month, the Trust accused the livestock industry of using badgers as a scapegoat and underestimating the risk of cattle-to-cattle transmission of bovine tuberculosis (bTB).

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Ruling the culling policy lawful, the judge said it was clear that Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) had used her statutory powers “for the purpose for which they were given”. The Trust represents around 60 voluntary badger groups and says the (bTB) problem should be dealt with through vaccination.


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China, US seek to soothe South China Sea tension

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Clinton urges all-party talks to resolve spat By Arshad Mohammed and Martin Petty THE United States and China signalled a willingness yesterday to work together on “sensitive issues” in a move to cool tensions between rival claimants to the potentially oil-rich and increasingly-militarised South China Sea. Long-simmering tensions in the waters have entered a more contentious chapter this year as the six parties who claim the territory search deeper into the disputed waters for energy supplies while building up their navies and defence alliances. Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Beijing was ready to work with Washington “to expand our common ground, respect each other, properly handle differences on sensitive issues, and push

forward” relations. Echoing Yang’s conciliatory tone, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said “the United States and China not only can, but will work together in Asia”. “No nation can fail to be concerned by the increase in tensions, the uptick in confrontational rhetoric, and disagreements over resource exploitation,” Clinton told a news conference, referring to the South China Sea dispute. “We have seen worrisome instances of economic coercion and the problematic use of military and government vessels in connection with disputes among fishermen.” Clinton, who joined regional foreign ministers at a forum in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, called on all parties to refrain from issuing threats, and advocated

all-party dialogue to address rival claims to the waters. Her stance was likely to upset Beijing which wants to take a bilateral approach to resolving the row. Clinton, however, said attempts to solve the problems bilaterally “could be a recipe for confusion and even confrontation”. The pledges by China and the United States to cooperate could cool tempers for now, but the maritime issue is extremely complex and sensitive, and could take years to resolve. Beijing claims the South China Sea as its territory based on historical records and has said China has “indisputable sovereignty” over the area. The Philippines and China only recently stepped back from a months-long standoff at the Scarborough Shoal,

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US Secretary of State Clinton (C) called on all parties to refrain from issuing threats, and advocated all-party dialogue to address rival claims to the waters (AFP) a horseshoe-shaped reef in waters they both claim - the latest round of naval brinkmanship over the heavilytrafficked waters. The United States has stressed it is neutral in the long-running maritime dispute, despite offering to help boost the Philippines’ decrepit military forces. China has warned that “external forces” should not get involved. Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan also lay claim to parts of the South China Sea. Proven and undiscovered oil reserve estimates in the area range as high as 213 billion barrels of oil, the US Energy Information Administration said in a 2008 report. That would surpass every country’s except Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, according to the BP Statistical Review.

US President Barack Obama has sought to reassure regional allies that Washington would serve as a counterbalance to a newlyassertive China in the South China Sea, part of his campaign to “pivot” US foreign policy more intensely on Asia after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The United States says stability is its concern in the waterway, which carries $5 trillion in ship-borne trade, accounting for half the world’s shipping tonnage. The 10-state Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc is seeking a maritime code of conduct for the seas and wants China to be involved in the consultation, but it has yet to commit to the process, which has so far been vague.

New arrest deals fresh blow to Hong Kong govt HONG Kong’s development secretary stepped down yesterday amid news of his arrest by the city’s anti-corruption agency on suspicion of corruption, a government spokesman said, dealing a fresh blow to the city’s beleaguered new leader Leung Chun-ying. Leung, who is himself ensnared in a scandal over six illegal structures at his HK$500 million ($64 million) home in the exclusive Peak district, made Mak Chai-kwong his development minister barely two weeks ago. A spokesperson for Mak confirmed he had resigned, but declined to comment on reports of his arrest. The resignation came shortly before the city’s antigraft agency said it had arrested four unnamed people, including the head of a government bureau, for “allegedly violating the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance in relation to government housing allowances”. The agency did not say if any charges had been laid. Hong Kong has been rocked

by a series of scandals involving senior government officials, including the case related to Leung, which has badly hit his popularity ratings. The government said Mak would be replaced by Financial Secretary John Tsang until further notice. In a city where many residents need to work their whole life to pay off a mortgage on a small home, the recent scandals and perceived cosy relations between business tycoons and government officials have triggered a wave of condemnation. Crowds spilled on to the streets in a massive protest on July 1, the 15th anniversary of this former British colony’s return to Chinese rule to protest against everything from high property prices to human rights abuses in China. Leung, who will make his first formal appearance before the city’s legislators next Monday, is expected to be grilled about the illegal structures at his home and the credibility of his two-week old administration.

A DRIVE by the far-right Golden Dawn party to get Greeks to donate blood only for their fellow citizens has outraged doctors and medical authorities, who have slammed the initiative as racist and inhuman. Golden Dawn, which enjoyed unprecedented success in last month’s election after promising to rid Greece of all immigrants, put up posters in Athens calling for volunteers to donate blood “only for Greeks who need our help.” “All the bottles of blood we collect will be handed over to patients we choose and to no one else,” the party said in a statement. “This right to choose belongs not just to Golden Dawn members, but to all volunteer blood donors.” The party, which denies it is neo-Nazi, said it had managed to get such a blood bank up and running at a state hospital in Athens. But health officials said this would be illegal, and the hospital’s manager, Yiannis Stefanou, said there would be no discrimination as the rules required all blood donations to be made available to all patients who need them.

Fire kills 92 AT least 92 people including women and children were killed yesterday after a gasoline tanker crashed on the east-west road in Nigeria’s oilproducing Niger Delta and caught fire as people tried to scoop up fuel, a Reuters witness said. “Early this morning a tanker loaded with petrol fell in Okogbe and people trooped to the scene obviously to scoop the spilled fuel and suddenly there was fire resulting in casualties,” Rivers State police spokesman Ben Ugwuegbulam said. Ugwuegbulam said it was too early to give a casualty figure but a Reuters witness at the scene counted 92 dead bodies of men, women and children.

$10m for Mali THE White House released up to $10 million yesterday for emergency relief efforts to aid Malian refugees fleeing the West African country, which has seen a coup and rising violence from Islamic extremists with links to al Qaeda. The money, which comes from an emergency fund designed to provide refugee assistance, will finance relief and protection operations headed by the United Nations. Almost 230,000 people have left Mali, according to the White House, while 155,000 are internally displaced.


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for the release Defector lashes Assad, Talks of two Libya journos Damascus bombarded have broken down Russia signals it will block robust UN resolution

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By Mariam Karouny and Erika Solomon THE first ambassador to abandon Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called on the army to “turn your guns on the criminals” of the government, as troops backed by tanks swarmed into a suburb of Damascus yesterday to flush out rebels. Nawaf al-Fares, who has close ties to the security services, was Syria’s ambassador to its neighbour Iraq, one of its few friends in the region. Coming just days after the desertion of Manaf Tlas, a brigadier general in the elite Republican Guard who grew up with the president, his defection gave the anti-Assad uprising one of its biggest boosts in 16 months of bloodshed. But Syria’s strongest ally, Russia, stuck by Assad yesterday with a clear warning to his Western and Arab enemies that it would not even consider calls for a tough new resolution by the UN Security Council in New York. Britain circulated a draft on Wednesday, backed by the United States, France and Germany, that would make compliance with a transition plan drafted by international envoy Kofi Annan enforceable under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter.

A Syrian soldier watches on as prisoners, who were involved in the popular uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, disembark a bus on July 11, 2012 (AFP) This would allow the council to authorise actions ranging from diplomatic and economic sanctions to military intervention. But as Council members began talks on a resolution to renew the UN Syria monitoring mission, Russia’s Deputy UN Ambassador Alexander Pankin made clear Moscow would use its veto if it had to. “We are definitely against Chapter 7,” he told reporters. “Anything can be negotiated, but we do not negotiate this, this is a red line.” Annan himself asked the 15-member council to agree on “clear consequences” if the Syrian government or opposition failed to comply with his plan, which has pro-

duced neither a ceasefire nor political dialogue since it was agreed in April. The British draft threatens the Syrian government with sanctions if it does not stop using heavy weapons and withdraw its troops from towns and cities within 10 days. While the insurgents cannot match the Syrian army’s firepower, they have managed to establish footholds in towns, cities and villages across Syria, often prompting Assad’s forces to respond with helicopter gunships and artillery. Yesterday, residents reported the first bombardment of the capital as security forces used mortars, then tanks and infantry to try to flush rebels near Kfar Souseh, a southern

suburb. The al-Lawan and Basateen districts of Kfar Souseh are a semi-residential area of olive and fruit groves lying astride an interchange on the capital’s Hafez al-Assad southern bypass. Activists said tanks had fired from the Hadi Mosque to the east and al-Mazzeh military airport immediately to the west. Assad’s opponents say 13,000 armed and unarmed opponents of Assad, and 4,300 members of security forces loyal to Damascus, have been killed since the uprising began 16 months ago. The activist Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 42 people had been killed so far yesterday, 30 of them civilians.

General Mladic rushed from court to hospital FORMER Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic is expected to stay in hospital for a second day of tests after being taken ill during his war crimes trial yesterday, his lawyer said. Mladic, 70, is accused of genocide over the siege of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo and the 1995 killing of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica, Europe’s worst massacre since World War Two. He was rushed to hospital yesterday morning after he was taken ill in court. He asked the judge for a break, and then slumped with his head in his hands early on the fourth day of his war crimes trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), based in The Hague. Already in poor health when arrested in Serbia last year after 16 years on the run, Mladic has several times said he is too ill to stand trial. He complains that he suffers from the effects of a stroke, has problems with his teeth and has been admitted to hospital with

pneumonia. Prosecutors and relatives of victims fear he could die without facing justice, as did former Yugoslav strongman Slobodan Milosevic, who died in a Dutch prison cell in 2006 while on trial before the ICTY. Tribunal spokeswoman Nerma Jelacic told Reuters: “He (Mladic) complained he was feeling unwell during the hearing, so the hearing was adjourned.” Branko Lukic, Mladic’s lawyer, told Reuters the trial was unlikely to continue today. “He really looked unwell,” Lukic told Reuters. “It was a huge surprise for all of us because he’d been looking in pretty good shape.” Lukic said later Mladic’s condition had improved, but he would stay in hospital for further tests today. “He’s better than he was this morning, when he couldn’t recognise people around him or move his right arm and leg,” Lukic said.

Mladic is accused of genocide over the siege of Sarajevo and the 1995 killing of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica (AFP)

Pope’s butler to remain in custody, probe to end soon PAOLO Gabriele, Pope Benedict’s butler who was arrested in May on charges of leaking sensitive documents, will remain in a Vatican police station “safe room” at least until an investigation ends in a few weeks, the Vatican said yesterday. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told reporters a Vatican prosecutor was expected to end a formal investigation in a few weeks and

decide whether to clear the butler or order him to stand trial. The Vatican, which has no jail, had decided to keep Gabriele in a “safe room” for now. His lawyers had called for him to be transferred to house arrest. Under Vatican law, a defendant can be held up to 50 days before a trial, a period which could be doubled to a maximum of 100 days in some cases.

Lombardi said the fact Gabriele had not been released after the first 50 days, however, did not automatically mean he would stay in custody for another 50 days. He said a Vatican magistrate would continue questioning Gabriele “for about another 10 days” and later reach his conclusion. Any eventual trial would not be held before September, Lombardi added.

TALKS to release two Libyan journalists kidnapped in a former stronghold of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi while covering the country’s elections have broken down, the official who was mediating in the stand-off said yesterday. Since last year’s uprising against Gaddafi, the interim government has struggled to control a myriad of armed groups who refuse to lay down their weapons and often take the law into their own hands and detain people. Reporter-cameraman Abdelqadir Fassouk and cameraman Yusuf Badi, who work for the Misrata-based Tobacts TV station, disappeared on Saturday near Bani Walid - one of the last Gaddafi strongholds to fall during the eight-month conflict. “The Bani Walid group is steadfast in not releasing the two journalists,” said Idris Al-Mismari, head of the state-funded Press Promotion and Support Board, who had been negotiating with the captors. “We are calling on international bodies to intervene to seek the release of these two innocent journalists,” Mismari told Reuters by telephone from Bani Walid. The journalists had been covering Libya’s historic election for a 200-seat national assembly in the western town of Mizdah and were on their way back to Misrata when contact with them was lost. The collapse of talks yesterday came hours before a deadline given by a militia in Misrata for their release was due to be reached. The militia had threatened to attack Bani Walid and free the men by force. Attempts to contact the Misrata militia on Thursday went unanswered. Fighters there said on Wednesday the deadline for the release of the journalists had been set for 1.00pm local time (1100 GMT) yesterday. Misrata was one of the first cities to join the revolt against Gaddafi and has a history of rivalry with Bani Walid. Local media said the captors of the journalists demanded the release of detainees in Misrata in return for freeing them.

Nine dead, four missing in French Alps disaster NINE climbers were killed in an avalanche near Chamonix in the French Alps yesterday when a wall of snow swept them away as they tried to scale one of Europe’s tallest peaks, authorities said. Rescue efforts to find four other climbers still missing were called off until today and French Interior Minister Manuel Valls said an investigation would be launched to establish what had happened and how similar avalanches could be avoided. The dead included three Britons, three Germans, two Spaniards and one Swiss, authorities said. The missing climbers are two Britons and two Germans. Nine people were injured. A preliminary investigation suggested a climber may have stepped on an icy patch, unwittingly triggering the giant slide. Many of the climbers were roped together for safety reasons, and some of the injured sustained broken bones. “The conditions are still perilous. At this stage, the mountain is not safe,” Valls told reporters, adding that he had flown over the area and saw giant blocks of ice beneath him. “Unfortunately, it’s always in July and August that we get such events, but we will investigate and see if there is anything we can do.” The most deadly avalanche in the Alps since 2008 swept down a popular climbing route in the Mont Blanc range near the Swiss border at

about 0300 GMT. The scene of the tragedy - “le Mont Maudit” which translates as “Cursed Peak” - is one of two popular access routes to the famous Mont Blanc peak. About 38 climbers were on the mountain, at an elevation of 4,000 metres, when the avalanche hit without warning in fine weather conditions, the head of the Haute-Savoie rescue squad, Bertrand Francois, said. That included 28 climbers in two separate climbing teams, as well as solitary climbers, he said, adding some of the climbers had managed to turn and flee. Authorities had not expected any avalanches, as conditions were good yesterday morning, said Jean-Louis Verdier, mayor of the resort town of Chamonix. Verdier said: “It’s a steep mountain face. There are big plates of snow we know of where an avalanche can easily occur. But this morning we had no reason to expect an avalanche of this size and such a tragedy.” One of the climbers who managed to escape alerted the authorities. Rescue workers in helicopters and on foot, as well as dog teams, had searched for the missing, but their efforts were hampered by the risk of a fresh avalanche as well as by high winds. The search was called off yesterday evening and will resume today if the weather is good enough, French TV reported, quoting police.


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Premier strikes $1b deal to pump Falklands oil BRITAIN’S Premier Oil agreed a $1-billion deal intended to transform the remote UK-governed Falkland Islands into an oil producer, a move that could inflame tensions with Argentina over sovereignty. Argentina, which 30 years ago fought a war against Britain over the islands it calls the Malvinas, claims the Falklands as its own and has sought to disrupt oil exploration there. Premier said yesterday it would partner Rockhopper, an explorer that made an oil discovery in the Falklands in 2010, paying it an initial $231 million in cash as well as providing around $770 million to help build infrastructure. “We view this transaction as very positive for Rockhopper, although the upfront payment appears to be somewhat light, as its resolves a major funding issue for the company with respect to the Sea Lion development,” Westhouse analysts said. Shares in Rockhopper, which has been looking for a partner to help it develop the Sea Lion field about 120km off the north of the Falkland Islands, was up 0.3 per cent to 274 pence at 0943 GMT, paring earlier gains of around 15 per cent.

Premier dismissed concerns about investing in the politically sensitive project which has prompted Argentina to threaten legal action against oil firms active in the Falklands for what it sees as "illegal” drilling. “I don’t want to sound flippant, but the oil industry deals with this type of political risk, of border disputes, of disputed territories all around the world, frankly,” Premier’s Finance Director Tony Durrant said. Oil is expected to start pumping in the Falklands in mid-2017, said the partners, news unlikely to be welcomed by Argentina, which in a bid to boost its own oil production controversially nationalised oil firm YPF in April. Shares in Premier were up 3.2 per cent to 370.27 pence, although analysts were less certain on what the deal meant for the company. “Time will tell. Sea Lion is a complex and remote development but the fiscal terms are attractive,” said Numis analyst Sanjeev Bahl. The deal, which will give Premier a 60 per cent stake in the Sea Lion oil field, will add about 200 million barrels of oil to its resources - a substantial boost.

Oil is expected to start pumping in the Falklands in 2017

Peugeot cuts 8,000 jobs to stem losses Company to close plant at Aulnay near Paris By Laurence Frost FRENCH automaker PSA Peugeot Citroën announced 8,000 job cuts and a plant closure as it struggles with mounting losses, a move that could spark more restructuring and political tension in austerity-strapped Europe. The Aulnay plant near Paris, which employs more than 3,000 workers to build the Citroen C3 subcompact, will end production in 2014 as Peugeot reorganises its under-used domestic capacity, the company said yesterday. Aulnay will become the first French car plant to close in two decades, challenging new Socialist President Francois Hollande’s pledge to revive domestic industrial production. “I know how serious these measures are for the people concerned, and for our entire company,” Chief Executive Philippe Varin told reporters. “But a company can’t preserve jobs when it’s burning 200 million euros ($245 million) a month in cash,” he said. "Prevaricating would have put the group in great danger.” While General Motors and Chrysler emerged lean and profitable from the 2008-9 economic crisis after slashing plants as an explicit condition for US bailouts, European governments made the opposite demand. Their insistence that auto-

A Peugeot car is pictured in front of the French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroën plant in Paimpont, near Rennes, western France, yesterday (AFP) makers avoid closures in exchange for loans and subsidies has led to a six million-vehicle gap between the region’s output and production capacity. Hollande’s office said the president was "extremely concerned” at Peugeot’s decision and had asked ministers to do everything possible to limit the social fallout. But the government stopped short of an outright condemnation of the cuts, drawing the wrath of the CGT, France’s biggest industrial union. Peugeot said another plant in the western city of Rennes will shed 1,400 workers as it shrinks in step with demand for larger cars such as the Peugeot 508 and Citroen C5. Some 3,600 non-assembly

jobs will also be scrapped across the country. Combined with France’s share of 6,000 European job cuts announced last year, the latest measures will reduce Peugeot’s 100,000-strong domestic workforce by close to 10 per cent, excluding subcontractors and service providers. Workers at Aulnay downed tools after the announcement, halting production. Hundreds gathered under protest banners at the main entrance to the plant, the biggest industrial employer in the depressed, multiethnic Seine-Saint Denis district northeast of Paris. “Varin has declared war on us, and we’ll give him war,” said local CGT union leader Jean-Pierre Mercier.

Shares in family-controlled Peugeot closed down 1.7 per cent. The stock is at its lowest in more than a quarter of a century after plunging 32 per cent so far this year, wiping 1.2 billion euros off the company’s market value. Detroit-based GM bought a 7 per cent Peugeot stake in March to underpin the companies’ planned alliance in purchasing, logistics, vehicle development and production. Seeking to disarm critics, Varin disclosed that a ¤700million ($858 million) loss at the core manufacturing division had dragged the group into the red in the first half. Operating cash flow is not expected to turn positive before 2015, he said.

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These Bank of Cyprus rates for telegraphic transfer transactions (spot deals) apply to yesterday, but provide a good guide to today’s value against the euro.

THE euro hit a fresh two-year low and world shares fell yesterday as concern about the global growth outlook and disappointment over the prospects for any near-term response by the U.S. Federal Reserve sapped investor appetite. Stocks on Wall Street were set to extend Wednesday’s losses with the weakening growth picture prompting a number of high-profile corporate earnings warnings in recent days. Data showing slower growth in Europe, China and the United States and a poor start to the second quarter corporate reporting season had encouraged hopes of a policy response. “There is not much to expect from economic data, there is not much to expect from earnings, so the only thing markets hope for is more quantitative easing, more stimulus from Europe - more stimulus from everywhere,” Philippe Gijsels, head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets, said. A surprise rate cut in South Korea yesterday following a 50-basis-point cut by Brazil also underscored the growing impact the slowdown was having worldwide. But the lack of any easing by the Bank of Japan and limited clues in the latest minutes from the Federal Reserve’s June policy meeting, released on Wednesday, suggest central banks are still cautious about the need for further easing. The Fed minutes showed the world’s biggest economy would have to weaken further before its central bank took any more easing steps. The minutes did

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The euro has shed 5.7 per cent so far this year, already exceeding losses chalked up in 2011 however show some officials felt more stimulus was justified. With the prospects of further monetary easing pushed back, investors bought the dollar, sending its index against a basket of key currencies .DXY, to a two-year high of 83.68. The euro was pushed to a fresh two-year low of $1.2196, and on the way touched a five-week low against the safe-haven yen of 96.91 yen.

“The euro is likely to weaken further as it will be hurt by the ECB’s decision to cut the deposit rate and there will be a shift in funding,” said George Saravelos, G-10 currency strategist at Deutsche Bank. The euro has shed 5.7 per cent so far this year, already exceeding losses chalked up in 2011, with losses accelerating after last week’s decision by the European Central Bank to cut the deposit rate on funds deposited by banks to zero. That move saw a massive shift of funds by banks when it came into force on Wednesday, with deposits parked at the ECB down to 325 billion euros from the 800 billion that were left there the previous day. European shares followed Asian markets lower in response to the dampened prospects for any fresh stimulus measures, sending the MSCI world equity index .MIWD00000PUS down 0.75 per cent at 305.87 points for its seventh day of losses. Emerging market stocks fell by nearly 2 per cent to 13-day lows of 915.7 points .MSCIEF The FTSE Eurofirst 300 index .FTEU3 of top European shares weakened 0.9 per cent to 1,029.43, but in volume that was just 29 per cent of the 90-day daily average. It is on track for its first weekly loss since the end of May. “Anyone who’s expecting some sort of quantitative easing come September ahead of the (US presidential) elections, I think is possibly talking their own book because at the end of the day, we’re in an election year,” said Brenda Kelly, market strategist at CMC Markets.


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Bullish BoC chief should have been reined in far earlier THE RESIGNATION of the CEO of the Bank of Cyprus, Andreas Eliades, on Tuesday, could not have come as a surprise to anyone. Someone had to take responsibility for turning the island’s biggest and healthiest financial institution into a fast-contracting entity, in need of state assistance in order to stay in business. The bank’s share price has plummeted from €5 three years ago to 25 cents and it has requested about €500 million from the state to meet its re-capitalisation target. This took place under the aggressive leadership of Eliades whose ill-conceived expansion policies proved calamitous for the bank, once known for its excessive caution and prudence. Under him, the bank set up operations in Russia, buying a grossly-overpriced bank, Ukraine and Romania and continued its expansion programme in Greece – it was still opening new branches last year - long after the economy’s total collapse. Worse still, it was his decision to purchase two-billion-euros-worth of Greek government bonds in 2010, just a few months after the bank had offloaded the Greek bonds it held, at significant profit. His failure to recognise the changing economic climate and the need for a more conservative strategy proved disastrous. The idea of damage limitation – cutting your losses as businessmen would say – was anathema to Eliades, presumably because this would have been an admission of fallibility. The bank could have sold its Greek bonds at a loss of 50 per cent and have been significantly better off than it was after the PSI. He could have cut down operations in Greece as all the Greek banks had done, closing branches, reducing staff numbers and cutting wages. Instead, the Bank of Cyprus carried on opening new branches in the bankrupt country. Someone could argue that we are all wise with the benefit of hindsight. Then again, Eliades was paid an annual salary of a million euros to make the right decisions for the Bank of Cyprus at the right time. He was paid this obscene amount to look after the interests of his shareholders, but failed them spectacularly, which is why he had to go. The big responsibility of the bank’s board in all this mess cannot be ignored. It could have reined in its bullish CEO and forced him to adopt a more cautious policy, but took a back seat and did nothing. In this respect, the board let down the bank’s shareholders. And it appeared to have done the same yesterday in appointing Yiannis Kypri as new CEO. Kypri may be an excellent banker, but he was deputy CEO under Eliades and as such must also bear a big share of the responsibility for the Bank of Cyprus’ predicament. Giving the top job to a leading member of the discredited regime was the worst thing the board could have done. It is as if nothing has changed, when change was essential if the bank wanted to re-build its reputation.

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Greece too far behind to copy Irish bailout model Analysis Padraic Halpin and Harry Papachristou

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reland has become the poster boy of international lenders, held up as a model of European austerity to problem child Greece. But when the two countries sought financial help from the European Union and International Monetary Fund within six months of each other in 2010, they were starting from different points. Ireland had an efficient public administration, a modern open economy and not much culture of protest in contrast to Greece, making it very difficult to catch up. “I think our situation was always more manageable than the Greeks’, there’s no doubt about that,” Ireland’s energy minister Pat Rabbitte told Reuters. “That is not to say the cliff off which we fell wasn’t very steep, but we always had the bureaucracy and the experience to make the adjustments if the political will was there.” Rabbitte and his colleagues were set for another glowing report from their so-called troika of EU, European Central Bank and IMF lenders yesterday, just as the same group visits Athens for the first time since tumultuous elections. Dublin has so far easily passed every quarterly review of its programme while Greece has stumbled through, frequently missing targets that resulted in delayed aid payments. But Ireland’s success has as much to do with an austerity programme that predates its bailout by over two years and other advantages taken for granted such as an efficient tax system. While not quick enough to ultimately avoid the humiliation of having to ask for help, Ireland began to reverse a decade of reckless policy decisions in mid 2008 and had already dished out three austerity budgets by the time the troika came to town. In fact, the memorandum of understanding Ireland signed in November 2010 was in large part an extension of the fouryear austerity plan the then government published just days earlier.

Greece’s vibrant, left-leaning protest culture is a far cry from the stoic Irish For Greece, in contrast, austerity came as a nasty surprise. In October 2009, just eight months before its first international rescue, the opposition Socialists swept to power on promises of boosting social spending and public sector wages. Greece’s memorandum - which like Ireland’s calls for fiscal and structural reforms - was also more challenging in a country that nationalised, rather than liberalised, large swathes of its economy upon joining the European Community in 1981. Bankrolled by EU subsidies, it never shed its consumption and import-led economic model, while Ireland used a decadelong recession in the 1980s to implement much needed structural reforms and to open up a number of sectors in economy. A property boom fuelled Ireland’s “Celtic Tiger” economy, but when prices crashed in the last five years, the foundations of the 1980s and early ’90s meant it could fall back on a strong export sector when the financial crisis and resulting austerity crippled domestic demand. Alongside a low corporate tax rate that has attracted big employers such as Google and IBM, this explains why Ireland’s economy is forecast to grow modestly for a second year in a row, while Greece’s may fall by 7 per cent. “When companies invest money here, they’re pretty sure

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they are going to get product out the other end,” said Paul Duff, Vice President at Pfizer which employs around 4,000 people in Ireland. “Everybody’s got to do their own bit. For us (Ireland), it’s making sure that we have a proposition that works. Then you put yourself in the best possible place to either shield yourself from the downside or try and benefit from any of the upside.” That differs from the experience of Dimitrios Lakasas, an exporter who ships electronic security systems to 72 countries and has long lamented Greece’s political turmoil. “Greece has acquired a bad name abroad and that is one more thing making life difficult for exporters,” said Lakasas, who is also chairman of the Northern Greek Exporters’ Association. “When potential business partners come to visit us, the first thing on their menu is to ask about the country’s political situation: I have to make macroeconomic presentations before I get to talk about business.” One of many multinationals that successfully backed May’s referendum on Europe’s new fiscal treaty, Pfizer was joined on the campaign trail by Ireland’s largest parties - both those in government and leading the opposition - in a demonstration of

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the cross-party political backing austerity enjoys in Ireland. Compare that to Greece where anti-bailout parties got half the vote in June 17 elections. The main Syriza opposition party, which rejects privatisations, wants Athens to renege on part of its debt and came within a whisker of power. It counts much of its support among a vibrant, left-leaning protest culture, a heritage of the country’s 1967-1974 military junta that is a far cry from the stoic Irish, who keep quiet partly because of a promise not to cut public sector wages and an understanding that their pain is Ireland’s gain. “I’m proud of our record because I feel I’ve been a part of it,” said Anton Mazer, a 70-yearold pensioner from Dublin. The noisier Greeks may also feel more aggrieved at having suffered an adjustment far deeper than any other country in reducing its budget deficit from 15.8 per cent of GDP in 2009 to 9.3 per cent in 2011. More pessimistic as a result, with over 80 per cent believing their lot will deteriorate in the years ahead, it’s little surprise Greece has been unable to keep pace with an Irish programme showered with praise throughout Europe.'  Padraic Halpin and Harry Papachristou are Reuters journalists

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25 years ago Wednesday July 13, 1987

Treaty of Berlin: The European powers redraw the map of the Balkans. Serbia, Montenegro and Romania become completely independent of the Ottoman Empire.

Two Britons held in connection with a blackmail threat to release deadly Dioxin gas over Cyprus were freed by a London judge after charges against them were dropped for insufficient evidence. Jason Kouparis, 18, and his brother Andrew, 23 walked free but the court extended the detention of a third brother and his wife.

1923 The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads ‘Hollywoodland’ but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.

1971 Ten army officers involved in an aborted coup in Morocco are executed.

1985 The Live Aid concert for the starving in Africa, the world’s biggest rock festival is held in London and Philadelphia, raising £30m.

1985 United States Vice President George H.W. Bush became the Acting President for the day when President Ronald Reagan underwent surgery to remove polyps from his colon.

35 years ago Friday July 13, 1977 The House of Representatives is holding a special session this morning to denounce the coup of July 14, 1974 which temporarily ousted President Makarios and provided the excuse for the Turkish invasion five days later. The session starts at 8.30am with a single item on its agenda: “The criminal coup and its effects on Cyprus”.

45 years ago Saturday July 13, 1967 Secretary General U Thant reported today that Israeli troops attacked the UN peacekeeping force in the Gaza Strip shortly after the Middle East war broke out last month and looted its headquarters. Israeli planes, tanks and machineguns fired on an Indian supply convoy and a Swedish and Indian group came under fire, he said.


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9/11 attacks, Katrina top list of memorable US TV moments Sony study to assess audience emotions By Courtney Garcia WATCHING news coverage of the September 11 attacks, the Hurricane Katrina disaster, and the O.J. Simpson murder verdict proved to be the most impactful TV moments of the past 50 years in the United States, according to a study released this week. Television researcher Nielsen and Sony Electronics partnered to find which TV events were the most memorable for audiences. The Challenger space shuttle disaster in 1986 and death of Osama bin Laden rounded out the top five. “What we were trying to measure was perception,” Paul Lindstrom, a senior vice president at Nielsen told Reuters. “The most significant things, when it comes to television, weren’t the events, but the moments shared with people. Things like ‘watching baseball with my dad,’ seeing the Olympics together, all those types of things brought emotional memories together.” The study questioned 12,000 participants online over three days in February, resulting in 1,077 completed surveys from which results were compiled. Respondents were provided a list of choices selected by media experts that ranged from news coverage such as the

The September 11 attack on the US was voted top TV moment of the past 50 years, while the death of singer Whitney Houston in February this year was number 11 on the list assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 to pop culture events such as the airing of final episodes of Friends, Seinfeld, and Cheers. News-oriented items that crossed generations proved to be the most influential TV experiences, and stories of a communal nature or with widespread relevance also resonated with viewers. Princess Diana’s funeral, the Columbine High School shootings in Colorado, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the 2010 earthquake in Japan and football

star O.J. Simpson’s famous car chase by police also scored in the top 10. “What’s interesting for me is not what’s on the list, but what’s not on the list,” said Brian Siegel, vice president of television for Sony Electronics. “There wasn’t entertainment - no Super Bowl, no Friends finale. It was all news and events ... Memories that are ubiquitous among all of us.” Sony commissioned the study to assess emotions that audiences attach to TV with an eye toward boosting its programme development and marketing.

TOP AMERICAN TV EVENTS 1 September 11 attacks 2001 2 Hurricane Katrina - the levees break 2005 3 OJ Simpson murder verdict 1995 4 Challenger space shuttle disaster 1986 5 Death of Osama bin Laden 2011 6 OJ Simpson high-speed car chase 1994 7 Earthquake/tsunami in Japan 2011 8 Columbine school shooting 1999 9 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010 10 Funeral of Princess Diana 1997 11 Death of Whitney Houston 2012 12 Capture/execution of Saddam Hussein 2006 13 Barack Obama acceptance speech 2008 14 Prince William, Kate Middleton wedding 2011 15 Assassination of John F. Kennedy 1963

Lily Allen abused on Twitter after reporting soldier LILY Allen has been subjected to a stream of abuse after she reported a soldier for racism on twitter this week. The 27-year-old singer - who is currently pregnant with her second child with husband Sam Cooper - reported 20-year-old Harry Wilson to the Ministry of Defence after he tweeted her saying: “just seen you bought s*** I mean adopted a child from Africa (sic)” and has since been tweeted by people calling her a “coke head” and a “stuck up wee cow”. Suzanne Fraser - a 23-yearold woman from Glasgow who tweets under the name @suzanne_x - wrote: “you are a disgrace, you kept you job when you were full of drugs & cocaine with kate moss ya stuck up wee cow!! KARMA!! (sic)” According to reports the army want to discharge Harry, and Steve Allison called her a “coke head b*****d” for reporting him. Tweeting under the name @steveallison4, he wrote: “Harry been told the top dogs in the army want him discharged! @lilyrosecooper a hope ur f***in happy ya coke head bastard #harrysnotaracist (sic)” Commenting on the twitter trolls and her re-tweets of the abuse she has received, Lily wrote: “Just a few examples of the drivel I’m being subjected to for reporting that guy yesterday. (sic)” A spokesperson for the army yesterday said: “Racism of any kind is completely unacceptable and the army has a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of harassment and discrimination.”

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Florence Welch suffers a Penelope Cruz ‘is pregnant’ late Ledger vocal injury, cancels shows By Piya Sinha-Roy FLORENCE Welch, lead singer of the British band Florence + The Machine, has suffered a vocal injury and cancelled two European festival performances, the singer said. “Yes it’s true ... it finally happened, I’ve lost my voice,” Welch posted on her official Twitter feed. “I’ve sustained a vocal injury and been told I cannot sing for a week ... seriously I felt something snap, it was very frightening.” Welch, 25, cancelled a performance last night at Spain’s Benicassim festival and one for tomorrow at Portugal’s Optimus Alive! festival. The Dog Days Are Over singer, whose distinctive voice and style have been the band’s hallmark during their rise to fame, said she was told to stop performing to avoid permanent damage. She gave no further details about her condition. The singer later tweeted, “Thank you for your get well message’s. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your love and support..xxxx” Florence + The Machine are midway through their summer festival tour, which they kicked off with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival in April in Indio, California. They are expected to perform at various festivals across North America and the United Kingdom through September. Last year, singers Adele and John Mayer cancelled performances because of vocal injuries.

Congratulations: the actress is expecting her second child with husband Javier Bardem

THE 38-year-old actress – who has 17-month-old son Leonardo with husband Javier Bardem – is believed to be expecting her second child with the actor, Spanish TV programme Espejo Publico (Antena3) is reporting. They claim a source close to the couple, as well as an insider who has been working with the actress in Madrid, have confirmed the brunette beauty is three months pregnant. Penelope recently admitted she is having the time of her life being a housewife and staying at home to look after Leonardo, describing it as the “best thing in the world”. She said: “I know how to cook and it’s important to me to make fresh food every day. I don’t do crazy diets, just the good Mediterranean food that I love because it’s important to eat well.” Penelope also recently admitted she “worries less” since becoming a mother as beforehand she “always loved” to be concerned about everything in her life.

CHRISTIAN Bale is happy that he got to become friends with Heath Ledger before he died. The pair worked together on The Dark Knight in which Christian played Batman and Heath his arch nemesis The Joker and although the Australian star died in 2008 from an accidental “toxic combination of prescription drugs”, Christian is proud to have gotten to know him. Speaking on the Kyle & Jackie O Show on Australian radio station 2Day FM, he said: “Of course, I have absolutely wonderful memories of Heath. I’m very proud that I got to know him as a friend, and work with him, and he’s as much a part of this movie, The Dark Knight Rises, as he was The Dark Knight. “He created such a wonderful portrayal, that will always be remembered, and I’m very proud to have been a part of that.”


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hood.” The researchers studied 397 infants who were born at their hospital between September 2002 and May 2005 for their first year. Parents filled out weekly diaries starting when the child was nine weeks old, recording information on the babies’ health as well as their contact with cats and dogs.

Babies in dog-owning families may Parasite tied to self-harm, suicide WOMEN who are infected with a common parasite may be more likely to harm themselves or to attempt suicide, be healthier according to a study of more than 45,000 Danish women. DOGS are no longer just man’s best friend - the furry family members may also protect infants against breathing problems and infections, according to a European study. Researchers, whose report appeared in the journal Pediatrics, found that Finnish babies who lived with a dog - or, to a lesser extent, a cat - spent fewer weeks with ear infections, coughs or runny noses. They were also less likely to need antibiotics than infants in pet-free homes. “These results suggest that dog contacts may have a protective effect on respiratory tract infections during the first year of life,” wrote lead author Eija Bergroth, at Kuopio University Hospital in Finland, and colleagues. “Our findings support the theory that during the first year of life, animal contacts are important, possibly leading to better resistance to infectious respiratory illnesses during child-

The infection, known as toxoplasmosis, is caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Humans can become chronically infected by eating undercooked meat or unwashed vegetables, or by handling cat litter, as the parasite is known to multiply in the gut of infected cats. Some studies have linked the parasite to a higher chance of developing schizophrenia, and researchers believe that because the T. gondii parasite lives in the brain, it could have an effect on emotions and behaviour.“Women with a T gondii infection have an increased risk of selfdirected violence,” wrote study leader Teodor Postolache at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore in the Archives of General Psychiatry. For the study, Postolache and his colleagues used Danish medical registries to track 45,788 women who were originally

included in a study that screened newborn babies for toxoplasmosis.

Former smokers ‘gain up to 5kg’ FORMER smokers gain four to five kilogrammes in weight after they kick the habit, research suggests. Researchers, based in the UK and France, found that former smokers gained an average of 4.67kg in the 12 months after they quit. Most of the excess weight is gained during the first three months, they found. Analysing the results from 62 studies, the authors discovered that in the first three months after giving up, ex smokers gain an average of 2.85kg. But researchers found a large variation in weight change, with 13 per cent of people gaining more than 10kg and 16 per cent losing some weight. The study, published on bmj.com, is accompanied by an editorial which suggests that health benefits from quitting outweigh the excess weight gain. Esteve Fernandez, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Barcelona, and Simon Chapman, professor of public health at the University of Sydney, said: “Although obesity is positively associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality, cohort studies indicate that modest weight gain does not increase the risk of death; smoking does.”

Smoking in movies may Less sitting ‘could lengthen life’ turn teens to cigarettes By Jennifer Cockerell

Study shows that young people are more likely to try puffing after watching cigarettes being smoked on screen YOUTH who watch a lot of movies with cigarette-smoking characters, no matter what the film’s rating is, are more likely to start smoking themselves, according to a new US study. The lead author of the report, which appeared in Pediatrics, said the conclusion supports the idea that the smoking itself - not the sex, profanity or violence that may go along with it in certain films - influences teens to take up the habit. “Movie smoking seems to be just as impactful if it’s packaged in a PG-13 movie as opposed to an R movie,” said James Sargent, from the Geisei School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Lebanon, New Hampshire. “I really think it’s a ‘cool’ factor. The more they see it, the more they start to see ways that (smoking) might make them seem more like a movie star,” he said. Sargent and his colleagues counted how many times a character was seen smoking in each of over 500 box-office hits from recent years. Then they asked 6,500 US children aged 10 to 14 which of a random selection of 50 of those movies they’d watched. The average “dose” of movie smoking was 275 scenes from films rated PG-13 and 93 scenes from R movies, the researchers said. In three subsequent interviews with the same youths, those who had watched smoking-heavy movies were more likely to pick up the habit themselves. For each extra 500 smoking shots reported in their initial survey, young people were 33 to 49 per cent more likely to try cigarettes over the next two years. The effect of on-screen smoking was not significantly different for PG-13 and R

RESTRICTING the amount of time spent sitting down each day to less than three hours could boost the life expectancy of US adults by as much as two years, research has found. Reducing the number of hours spent watching TV to fewer than two every day could also extend life by nearly 1.4 years, the study published in the online journal BMJ Open said. In carrying it out, researchers found evidence that adults spend an average of 55 per cent of their day engaged in sedentary pursuits. Several previous studies have linked extended periods spent sitting down and/or watching TV to poor health and death from heart disease or stroke. In this latest study, researchers used data collected for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for 2005/6 and 2009/10, to calculate the amount of time US adults spent watching TV and sitting down on a daily basis. They trawled the research database MEDLINE, looking for published studies on sitting time and deaths from all causes, and pooled the different relative risk data from the five relevant studies, involving almost 167,000 adults. The database was then re-analysed, taking account of age and sex. They found that cutting the amount of time spent sitting down every day to under three hours would add an extra two years to life expectancy. Similarly, restricting time spent watching TV to under two hours daily would extend life expectancy by an extra 1.38 years. The authors said their analysis assumes a causal association rather than proving that there is one and added their findings should not be interpreted as meaning that someone who leads a more sedentary lifestyle can expect to live two or 1.4 years less than someone who is more active.

Breastfeeding ‘cuts obesity risk’ By John von Radowitz

‘The more they see it, the more they start to see ways that (smoking) might make them seem more like a movie star’ films. Because young people tend to see more PG-13 films, Sargent’s team calculated that if smoking automatically earned an R rating, the number of youngsters who try cigarettes would drop by 18 per cent. In the United States, a movie rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America suggests some material may be inappropriate for kids under age 13. An R rating means children under age 17 must be accompanied by an adult. “At this point, it is established that exposure to smoking in movies is a potent risk factor for actually taking up smoking, especial-

ly when the exposures are early,” said Brian Primack, head of the Programme for Research on Media and Health at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. “This study goes a step further and suggests that taking smoking out of all PG-13 movies could have a palpable effect on the impact of smoking in the US,” he said. But another researcher who was not involved in the study said he wasn’t sure if eliminating smoking from all non-R movies was “the magic answer.” Matthew Farrelly, who studies smoking at the scientific institute RTI in Re-

search Triangle Park, North Carolina, said the study is a step in the right direction but that he wasn’t sure the researchers could totally discount the influence of violence and profanity in moves on kids’ decision to try smoking just by looking at movie ratings. “I’m hoping that someone can disentangle smoking in the movies from other content that might appeal to youth to really firm up the relationship,” he said. Though the link between on-screen smoking and trying cigarettes “makes sense”, Farrelly added: “I just think the relationship has been vastly overstated.”

MOTHERS who breastfeed reduce their risk of obesity decades later, research has shown. Childbirth and breastfeeding have significant, but opposite, effects on long-term weight, according to a study of 740,000 post-menopausal women. Scientists found that the more children a woman had, the heavier she was likely to be in later life. But average body mass index (BMI) was lower in women who breastfed, irrespective of how many times they had given birth. BMI is a standard measurement relating weight and height. A BMI of 30 marks the point at which an overweight person becomes obese. Every six months of breastfeeding reduced a

woman’s long-term BMI by one per cent, the research showed. This was after taking account of factors known to influence obesity risk such as smoking, exercise and social deprivation. The findings are reported in the International Journal of Obesity. Professor Dame Valerie Beral, director of the Cancer Epidemiology Unit at Oxford University, a member of the study team, said: “Our research suggests that just six months of breastfeeding by UK women could reduce their risk of obesity in later life. A one-per cent reduction in BMI may seem small, but spread across the population of the UK that could mean about 10,000 fewer premature deaths per decade from obesity-related conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.”


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NICOSIA The Amazing Spider-Man (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.15, 7.55 and 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 5.15, 7.55 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in 3D, in Greek) at 5.45 and 8pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.45, 8 and 10.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.45pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) (in 3D, in Greek) at 5.45 and 8pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.40pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.45, 8 and 10.25pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.40pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.45pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.40pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Haywire (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.35, 8 and 10.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 5.35, 8 and 10.25pm, weekends also at 11.25am, 1.25pm and 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Five-Year Engagement (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 5.25, 7.55 and 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 7.55 and 10.30pm. Tel: 77778383 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Snow White and the Huntsman (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 7.50 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

CINEMA WEBSITES: K-Cineplex: http://kcineplex.com, Friends of the Cinema Society: http://www.ofk.org.cy

Summer Open-Air Marathon (tonight: Chicken With Plums) (in French, with Greek subtitles) Konstantia Open-Air Cinema, 9pm. Tel: 22-348203

Haywire (15) Rio 4 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 5.30pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.35, 8 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

LIMASSOL

The Five-Year Engagement (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 7.55 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Amazing Spider-Man (12) Rio 2 at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.15, 7.55 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 1 (in 2D, in Greek) at 6.30, 8.20 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Rio 3 (in 3D, in Greek) at 6.30 and 8.20pm, weekends also at 4.45pm, and (in 3D, in English) at 10.10pm only. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in 3D, in English) at 5.45, 8 and 10.25pm. K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in Greek) at 5.45 and 8pm. K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Snow White and the Huntsman (12) Rio 5 at 7.45 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 5.20pm. Tel: 25-871410 Dark Shadows (15) Rio 6 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 5.30pm. Tel: 25-871410

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PAPHOS

The Amazing Spider-Man (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.15, 7.55 and 10.30pm. Tel: 77778383

The Amazing Spider-Man (12) Rio 1 at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in 3D, in Greek) at 5.45 and 8pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.45, 8 and 10.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Haywire (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.35, 8 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Five-Year Engagement (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 5.25, 7.55 and 10.30pm. Tel: 77778383 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Snow White and the Huntsman (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 7.50 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Dark Shadows

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 3 (in 2D, in Greek) and Rio 6 (in 3D, in English) and Rio 7 (in 3D, 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 10pm, weekends at 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (K) Rio 2 at 6 and 8pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.30 and 8.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 Snow White and the Huntsman (12) Rio 4 at 5.45, 8 and 10.15pm, weekends at 5, 7.30 and 9.45pm. Tel: 26-207000

listings Today 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. www.tickethour.com.cy

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. www.kazantipembassycyprus.com. Alex@kazantipembassycyprus.com

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: 99797533. www.groovejetmedia.com. 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: 9.30am1pm. The Symposium is open to the public, but requires registration through the project’s website, www. identifeye.org/index.php/homepage

Tomorrow Music Mohombi Live International star playing his R&B beats. July 14. Passion Bar, Makarios III Avenue, Ayia Napa. 10pm. €25 including 1 drink (presale). Tel: 99-415604

Timati Live Russian hip-hop artist performs live. July 14. Makronissos Beach Club, Ayia Napa. 9pm. €40/100. Tel: 99-888327

Theatre Electra and Orestes, the Trial A play within a play produced by THOC within the framework of the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama. July 14. Paphos Ancient Odeon. 9pm. €10/17. With English and Greek subtitles. Tel: 77-772717/25-324015/26-947037. www.tickethour.com

Dance Spartacus A new timeless production staged by the Moscow Classical Ballet. July 14. Municipal Gardens Theatre, Limassol. 9pm. €15/30. Tel: 25-588694 www.tickethour.com.cy

Other Events Dragon Boat Challenge Team building charity event, challenging an opponent dragon boat on a distance of 250 metres. Aims to raise awareness and funds for the anti-leukaemia association Zoi. July 14. Famagusta Nautical Club, 28th October Street, Limassol. 1pm. €20 per person. Tel: 25-879767/95-191919

Ongoing Music Seventh Ethnic Music Festival A festival with an ethnic and Mediterranean flavour organised by the Rialto Theatre. July 4-29. Heroes Square, Limassol. 8.30pm. Free. Tel: 77- 777745. www.rialto.com.cy. The performances will also be held in Nicosia within the framework of Summer Nights

Theatre Miss Pepsi Anemona Theatre presents classic comedy by French author Pierrette Bruno. Until July 29. Anemona Theatre, 7 Archagelou Street, Latsia, Nicosia. Every Friday through Sunday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-573031 Yialloura Satiriko Theatre presents Cypriot play by Michalis Pashiardis, based on the poem by Dimitris Lipertis. Until July 29. Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre, 11-15 Vladimiros Kafkarides Street, Aglantzia. Every Saturday and Sunday at 8.30pm. In Greek. €12/7. Tel: 22-312940/22-421609

Exhibitions Michalis Mozoras Solo sculpture exhibition. Until July 14. Apocalypse Gallery, 30 Chytron Street, Nicosia. Monday- Friday: 10.30am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10.30am-1pm. Tel: 22-766655 Summer Group Exhibition Until July 14. Opus 39 Gallery, 21 Kimonos Street, Nicosia. Monday: 5pm-8pm. Tuesday-Friday: 10.30am-12.30pm and 5pm-8pm. Tel: 22-424983 Golden Roots Solo painting exhibition by Andreas C. Chrysafis. Until July 20. Gallery Technis Dromena, 53 Arch. Kyprianou, Nicosia. Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 5pm-8pm. Tel: 22-496398 Maniera Cypria: Lemesos, Fabula, Historia, Memoria Exhibition dedicated to ancient findings. Until August 12. Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Lanitis Carob Mill, Limassol. 5pm-9pm daily except Mondays. Tel: 25-342123 Dimitris Mihlis Solo painting exhibition. Until August 30. Gallery Kypriaki Gonia, 45 Stadiou Street, Larnaca. MondaySaturday: 10am-1pm & 4.30pm-8pm. Sunday:11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm. Tel: 24-621109

For a full guide to the week’s events and regular meetings, make sure you get a copy of the Sunday Mail

Twice a Stranger Multimedia exhibition about forced migration and population exchange. Until September 2. The Leventis Municipal Museum, Temporary Exhibitions Hall, 15-17 Hippocrates Street, Laiki Yitonia, Nicosia. Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-4.30pm. Tel: 22-661475/ 22-671997 I Will follow you to the end of the World - Immigrating for Love Exhibition by visual artist Lia Lapithi influenced the story of Queen Caterina Cornaro. Until September 2. The Leventis Municipal Museum, 15-17 Hippocrates Street, Laiki Yitonia, Nicosia. Open: 3.30pm -5.30pm. Tel: 22-661475 Diaspora Exhibition by visual artist Nkos Kourossis. Until September 2. The Leventis Municipal Museum, 15-17 Hippocrates Street, Laiki Yitonia, Nicosia. Open: 3.30pm -5.30pm. Tel: 22-661475 The Area is Sacred Solo art exhibition by Panagiotis Mina. Until September 13. 50-1 Gallery, Limassol. Monday-Friday: 11am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Saturday: 11am-1pm. Tel: 99-522977 Summer 2012 Group exhibition of paintings and sculptures. Until September 30. Morfi Gallery, 84 Agkyras St, Limassol. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm. Tuesday-Friday: 5pm-8pm.Tel: 25378733. www.morfi.org


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Strange terrain: Lembeh Straits THE PANOS Solomonides Municipal Cultural Centre in Limassol will host a new exhibition next week transporting visitors into an alien realm under the ocean waves. Entitled At the Straits of Lembeh, the exhibition is the first solo underwater photography exhibition by talented Cypriot photographer Louis Tsiakkiros, consisting of over 70 large format photographs of the magical underworld at the straits of Lembeh, printed on canvas. Mention Lembeh to anyone who has been and their eyes widen with glee. Located in the diving hotspot of Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia, the Lembeh Strait is an unassuming body of water that separates mainland Manado from Lembeh Island. Despite the Strait looking very ordinary, the diving is anything but. Under the calm surface, there is more going on than even the wildest imagination could envisage. Known as the Muck Mecca, Lembeh is famous as the best destination on the planet for what is known as exotic critter diving, macro diving, or muck diving. Muck diving gets its name from the sediment that lies beneath most dives: a normally muddy or mucky environment. Other than the muddy sediment, the standard muck dive may consist of dead coral skeletons, discarded fishing equipment, tyres and other man-made garbage. Rather than going for the high adrenalin diving in fast unpredictable currents

with large size oceanic predators or enjoying nice blue crystal clear water with reefs and walls, Lembeh’s unique and weird looking critters have attracted millions of recreational and professional underwater photography divers to their backyard. There are five shipwrecks (two of them Japanese WWII ships) and an impressive array of underwater topography, including pinnacles and verdant soft and hard coral gardens, but it is the plain black sand sites that make the area famous with their profusion of strange and beautiful attractions. The area’s volcanic dark sand hosts a diverse collection of life that can only be described as odd or unusual. What is considered rare elsewhere is relatively common here, including critters such as hairy frogfish, mimic octopus, pygmy seahorse, flamboyant cuttlefish, dragonets to name just a few. A photographer’s dream and a total eye-opener for anyone with even a passing interest in marine life and the ocean. The week-long exhibition, which opens on Tuesday, is the result of a photographic trip that lasted two weeks in September 2009. In total, 50 hours of diving were completed and the photographs on display were chosen out of 4,000 photographs. The exhibition has already been hosted in Nicosia and Ayia Napa with particular success. Now it’s Limassol’s turn to catch a glimpse of life under the sea and is a great opportunity to get up, close and personal with all these bizarre creatures.

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Born in Famagusta, Tsiakkiros studied Civil & Structural Engineering at the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST) in the UK. In 1989, he turned his attention towards his passion for photography. Over the last ten years Tsiakkiros has been working to build his archive of underwater photos from Cyprus which currently numbers in excess of 4,000 high quality images depicting the majority of the marine species found in local waters. His work has appeared in advertising campaigns for local companies and non-governmental organisations. In 2003 he won the prestigious Gold Medal in the macro category at the Image 2003 underwater photographic

competition in Birmingham, UK. In 2009 Tsiakkiros was declared the overall winner at the First International Underwater Photographic Competition in Greece. Recently, he has collaborated with the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research and is the co-author of a number of scientific articles. At the Straits of Lembeh A unique underwater photo exhibition by award-winning Cypriot photographer Louis Tsiakkiros. Opens July 17, 8pm until July 24. Panos Solomonides Municipal Cultural Centre in Limassol. Monday-Friday: 9am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Weekends: 5pm-8pm. Tel: 99558696

Vertical Road and (left) Sutra

Other Events So you think you can dance? AN INCREASED fascination for the world of dance over recent yeas has sparked a major surge of dance documentaries surfacing all over the world. Great dance documentaries memorialise brilliant choreography and performances and stand as thrilling works of art in their own right. On Monday and Tuesday Limassol audiences will get a glimpse of what is happening globally in the dance and new media realm through Video Nights, open-air video dance screenings by award-winning choreographers held at Dance House Lemesos. First up is Vertical Road, the latest contemporary ensemble work by Anglo-Bangladeshi choreographer Akram Khan. He is a true innovator, fusing Western modern dance with the traditional moves

of the Indian Kathak dance. Since he presented his first work Loose in Flight in 1995, he has enjoyed a growing reputation as a superb and inventive dancer, with a taste for bold new styles. Vertical Road pulls together the talents of an eclectic cast from across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. With a specially-

commissioned score by composer Nitin Sawhney, the piece draws inspiration from Sufi tradition and the Persian poet and philosopher Rumi. For those who are used to the British-Bangladeshi choreographer’s text/dialogue based work, Vertical Road could be a surprise with its lack of a narrative.

On Tuesday crowds can see Sutra created by Celebrated Flemish/ Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Already a key figure in the international contemporary dance scene despite his young age, Cherkaoui brings an international production deeply rooted in the Buddhist ideology and tradition.

By Ledha Socratous An extraordinary group of 17 kung fu masters (including the 11-year-old Shi Yandong), possess such a commitment to their faith and fighting skills that mind and body are joined in transcendent vibrancy. Cherkaoui, long fascinated by the flamboyant virtuosity of Bruce Lee, spent months working with the monks in China to create this mesmerising piece. He also collaborated closely with Turner Prize-winning artist Antony Gormley, who created a design consisting of 21 wooden boxes which are repositioned to create a striking, ever changing on-stage environment. The music is composed by the Poland’s Szymon Brzóska, who creates the necessary atmosphere for the audience to become an integral part of action taking place on stage. Video Dance Night Open-air video dance screening by awardwinning choreographers. Dancehouse Lemesos, Heroes Square. 9pm. Free. Tel: 77-777798 July 16: Vertical Road July 17: Sutra

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SUMMARIES The Amazing Spider-Man (See page opposite) Our rating: N/A

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences – causing a continental cataclysm that creates the Earth as we know it and triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny the mammoth (voiced by Ray Romano), Diego the saber-toothed tiger (voiced by Denis Leary) and Sid the sloth (voiced by John Leguizamo). In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home. Also with the voices of Peter Dinklage and Nick Frost. Directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier. In 3D. (Kids’ cartoon, 94 mins.)

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Haywire Mallory Kane (real-life MMA fighter Gina Carano) is a highly-trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double-crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency; suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find out the truth in order to Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

stay alive. Using her blackops military training, she devises an ingenious – and dangerous – trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realises she’ll be killed in the blink of an eye unless she can find a way to turn the tables. Also starring Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas and Channing Tatum. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. (Action thriller, 93 mins.)

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The Five-Year Engagement They meet on New Year’s Eve at a Superhero themed party in San Francisco, and a year later talented chef Tom (Jason Segel) proposes to aspiring social-psychology academic Violet (Emily Blunt). The wedding date is set, but they’re ambushed by an offer of a desirable post-doctoral assignment at Michigan University for Violet. They put the wedding on hold – for two years. She thrives under the brilliant faculty advisor Winton (Rhys Ifans) and he makes do making sandwiches at a deli. When her two-year term is extended, Tom and Violet are faced with tough choices about a wedding that seems elusive. As things get more complicated, the wedding is postponed – or maybe it won’t happen at all. Also starring Chris Pratt. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. (Romantic comedy, 124 mins.)

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Rock of Ages It’s 1987, and Sherrie (Julianne Hough) leaves

her Oklahoma home for Hollywood, chasing her dream of trying to make it as a singer. She meets Drew (Diego Boneta), who is working as a waiter at a famous rock’n roll venue on Sunset Strip called The Bourbon Room, run by Dennis (Alec Baldwin) and Lonny (Russell Brand), but also dreams of becoming a singer. The venue is under threat from a ‘clean up the Strip’ campaign orchestrated by the Mayor’s wife Patricia Whitmore (Catherine ZetaJones). When rock god Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise) comes to the Bourbon for a one-nightonly show, however, all their lives begin to change. Also starring Paul Giamatti and Malin Akerman. Directed by Adam Shankman. (Musical drama, 123 mins.)

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting Five couples find their lives turned upside-down by the challenges of impending parenthood. TV fitness guru Jules (Cameron Diaz) and dance-show star Evan (Matthew Morrison) find that their high-octane celebrity lives don’t stand a chance against the surprise demands of pregnancy. Baby-crazy author and advocate Wendy (Elizabeth Banks) gets a taste of her own advice when pregnancy hormones ravage her body; while Wendy’s husband Gary (Ben Falcone) struggles not to be outdone by his competitive alphaDad (Dennis Quaid), who’s expecting twins with his much younger trophy wife Skyler (Brooklyn Decker). Photographer Holly (Jennifer Lopez) is prepared to travel the globe to adopt a child – but her husband Alex (Rodrigo Santoro) isn’t so sure, and tries to quiet his panic by attending a ‘dudes’ support group. Then there’s Rosie (Anna Kendrick) and Marco (Chace Crawford), who run competing snack-food carts and succumb to a night of passion. Also starring Chris Rock. Directed by Kirk Jones. (Romantic comedy-drama, 110 mins.)

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Snow White and the Huntsman Snow White (Kristen Stewart) is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Charlize Theron). Unable

to tolerate the insult to her vanity, the evil queen decides that Snow White must die. The queen sends a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to kill Snow White. However the huntsmann finds himself unable to murderr the innocent young woman, and instead ends up trainingg her to become a warrior capable apable of threatening the queen’s ’s reign. Also starring Ian an McShane, Bob Hoskins and Ray Winstone. Directed by Rupert Sanders. (Adventure re fantasy, 127 mins.)

Lee. Directed by Tim Burton. Based on a 60s TV show. (Comic fantasy, 113 mins.)

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Mister Lonely In Paris, a young American (Diego Luna) who works as a Michael Jackson

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Dark Shadows adows In the yearr 1772, Barnabas Collins (Johnny ohnny Depp) is the master er of Collinwood Manor in the small town of Collinsport, rt, Maine. Barnabas is rich, powerful owerful and an inveterate playboy – at least till hee makes the grave mistake off breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). n). A witch, in every sense se of the word, Angeliquee dooms him to a fate worsee than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying ing him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently ntly freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed nged world of 1972. He returnss to Collinwood Manor to find that his oncegrand estate ate has fallen into ruin – andd the dysfunctional remains of the Collins family have faredd little better. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham onham Carter, Chloe Grace Moretz retz and Christopher

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NEW FILMS The Amazing Spider-Man Directed by: Marc Webb Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans US 2012, 136 mins. In 3D. Showing from today at the K-Cineplex and K-Cineplex (Mall of Cyprus) in Nicosia, the Rio and K-Cineplex in Limassol, the K-Cineplex in Larnaca and the Rio in Paphos.

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lookalike meets “Marilyn Monroe” (Samantha Morton), who invites him to her commune in Scotland, where she lives with “Charlie Chaplin” (Denis Lavant) and her daughter “Shirley Shirley Temple”. Temple . Also starring James Fox and Werner Herzog. Directed by Harmony Korine in 2007. (Comedy-drama, 112 mins.)

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

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID Pro: “Perhaps you think the world does not need another Spider-Man, since Sam Raimi, To -

bey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst did such a nice job with him, circa 2002–07. Even if their third instalment had less zing in its swing, it seemed unseemly for Columbia Pictures to reboot the franchise so soon, like those people who finish a remodel on their home and then start another a year later… “Marc Webb’s ebullient, satisfying The Amazing SpiderMan might leave you with a new attitude about crimefighting superheroes; it certainly did so for me. They’re becoming like venerable Broadway plays, trotted out with different casts and directors on different occasions, proving themselves surprisingly flexible to new ideas, new stars. You don’t say, ‘Oh, I’ve already seen Death of a Salesman.’ You say, ‘Philip Seymour Hoffman as Willy Loman? I’ll bite’… “A Marvel obsessive may take exception over the way the fleet of screenwriters, including Harry Potter stalwart Steve Kloves, have handled the story. The Amazing Spider-Man is neither a pure return to the source material nor a prequel to the Raimi narrative; it wavers somewhere in between. It helps to be forgetful (which comic-book fans don’t tend to be) … [The film] covers Peter’s bite and subsequent transformation in greater detail, playing off his baffle-

ment about it to fine effect as well as his dawning realisation that being part-spider is awesome. There’s a nifty scene on a subway car, with Peter apologising left and right as he discovers his new strength and the challenges of having organic Velcro on his fingertips (he yanks off a woman’s top). How would it be to go from geeky teen who can’t get a date to someone who can move like Mikhail Baryshnikov at warp speed? Thrilling, and that’s what it looks like. None of this is new to us, but Garfield and Webb make it feel convincingly fresh and exciting.” Mary Pols, TIME (US) “Look up in the sky! It’s not a bird nor a plane – on that skyscraper is a teenager in full Spider-Man spandex holding a denim backpack and cellphone and promising his aunt he’ll bring home a dozen organic eggs. Meet the new face of superheroes: Marc Webb’s totally teenage and totally fun take on the Spider-Man franchise. Bad buzz has haunted this reboot since its announcement as audiences found it a bit premature to stick someone else into Tobey Maguire’s tights, but while the studio’s decision is a cynical cash-in, the flick itself is a charmer that deserves a chance… “This isn’t your grandfath – er – your older brother’s Spider-Man, that venerable Sam Raimi classic that hearkens back all the way to 2002. Or really, it is and it isn’t i n’t … The song is remains r mains the same re – the difference is how the notes are played. “Where the compact Tobey Maguire played Peter Parker as an ambitious bantamweight wrestler w h o used his powers to try

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man

to buy a sports car, Andrew Garfield is lanky and lean with a goofball X-Games energy – he goes straight out to test how his super-skills can improve his skateboarding tricks. Maguire and Garfield were both 27 – a long way from 17 – when they were cast as Spider-Man, but Garfield has a fidgety youthfulness that makes it hard to believe he’ll be 29 by the time this flick leaves theatres. He shuffles, he mumbles, he’s cocky. He has an entire awkward scene with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) where he never completes a grammatical sentence and still winds up with a date. It’s as if his Peter Parker was bitten by a spider and the ghost of James Dean.” Amy Nicholson, Box Office (US) Anti: “Is there a reason we need a new Spider-Man movie 10 years after Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire got it done properly? Only if you’re Sony Pictures and the lawyers say you have to keep the movies coming or the rights will revert to Marvel Comics. That’s correct, The Amazing SpiderMan is a contract extension, which is exactly how it plays on the screen. Dumbed d own, tarted up, and almost shockingly uninspired, it’s the worst superhero movie since Green Lantern… “You can see what they’re trying to do here: Inject an ageing property with a little Harry Potter DNA. Nor is that the only cross-franchise genetic enhancement, since the relationship between Gwen and Peter has been hotted up with as much tremulous Twilight heaving as possible. All that’s missing from this Spider-Man is the lightning

bolt on his forehead and some glitter. Gwen and a lot of teenage girls may be on Team Peter. Most of us will be on Team Some Other Movie… “Maybe you’ve come here for the action. Fair enough: There isn’t much of it and what there is has been edited into a mangle and squeezed through 3-D effects that achieve a new level of vulgarity … Where’s the pop grace? Where’s the pulpy joy? There’s no scene that gets close to Raimi’s first Spider-Man movie, with the hero swinging ecstatically through forests of skyscrapers or hanging upside down for a makeout session with Mary Jane. Stone has been given a blond dye job and it seems to have muted her sass; there’s little chemistry with Garfield’s Peter, since the star has decided to go the James Dean route of misunderstood twitches and averted looks … But it may be too much to ask for chemistry when the dialogue is this inert. (Peter, confessing all to Gwen: ‘I’ve been bitten.’ Gwen, dazzled: ‘So have I.’)… “The director is Marc Webb, whom the producers must have hired for his name. They certainly didn’t hire him because he made (500) Days of Summer, a charming little romantic comedy that is as far from a tentpole blockbuster as Marvel is from Shakespeare. He muffs the action sequences, can’t get the romance started, and doesn’t know how to use digital effects to create a cohesive alternate reality … By the time we get to the film’s climax – surprise, it involves a doomsday device with a ticking countdown placed atop a skyscraper – the cynicism of the whole enterprise has become unavoidable.” Ty Burr, Boston Globe (US)


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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 manufacture top quality sliding screens, opening doors and roller systems. We also do repairs. For a FREE QUOTE please contact Phone: 99119582 Website: www.kdflyscreens.com ***************************** 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: www.kdflyscreens.com 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) *****************************

FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS ***************************** GLASS TOP dining table extendable 4 leather chairs €225 Beige 6 ft sofa matching easy chair €200 Black stereo/TV cabinet coffee table side tables €80 flat screen TV’s lamps rugs Photos emma8511@gmail. com ENGOMI Tel 22355790 FURNITURE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Childs cot / mattress €50 play table and stools €50 Bunk Bed set with ladder/ mattress €100 child’s bike €40 Child’s easy chairs €30 Easel €20 gas BBQ €80 vacuum cleaner Miele €80 Abstract canvasses from €10 ENGOMI 22355790 ***************************** OWNER RETURNING TO UK. Washing machine still under guarantee €250. Floor standing water cooler nearly new €85,

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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 18 Wanted 19 To Let Nicosia 19 To Let Limassol 22 To Let Larnaca 22 To Let Paphos 22 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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FLATS/HOUSES FOR RENT studio Strovolos €250, Lykavitos €380 1bdrm Ag. Andreas €490, 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

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

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TO LET NICOSIA tion areas with marble floor, fire place and bar, big kitchen with all electrical appliances and sitting room with fire place, maid’s room, floor heating, full a/c, blinds on the windows, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower, big bathroom for the other 3 bedrooms and extra shower in the 5th bedroom. Available end of July - Strovolos €2500 (H5ST10001-R), (photos in the website). 2. 3 bedrs luxury ground floor renovated semi detached house,210sq.m, with central heating, air conditions, solid parquet floor, fire place, big kitchen with all the electric appliances, 2 wc curtains, big veranda, big patio on the back with bbq area, 2 covered parkings in a quiet neighborhood close to the Embassies –Engomi €1000 (H3ENG0002-R), (photos in the website) 3. 3 bedrs luxury terracedhouse, 210sq.m, central heating, full a/c, marble floor in the sitting areas and solid parquet floor the stairs and bedrooms,4wc,3 bathrooms

TO LET NICOSIA the 2 en suite ,big verandas, electrical appliances in the kitchen,3 covered parking, roof garden access, in a quiet neighborhood on Mon Parnas Hill. Engomi €1000 (H3ENG0004-R), (photos in the website). 4. 3 bedr luxry detached house with 1 bedr flat in the basement, floor heating with gass a/c units, big kitchen with electrical appliances, 4 wc, 3 bathrooms, big garden with small pebbles, 2 covered parking, in a quiet area in a dead end. Can be rented furnished or not. AVAILABLE in August – Makedonitissa €1700 (H4MAK0027-R), (photos in the website). 5. 4 bedr+ attic room with shower and wc luxury detached house with separate maid’s room, central heating, a/c, separate office room, sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with dining room and big family room opening to the big garden with grass and bbq area, 2 covered parking, behind General flooring shop – Makedonitissa €3000 (H4MAK0025-R), (Photos on the website). 6. 3 bedr + big attic room which 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,


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA 380sq.m,room for the maid, central heating, full a/c, marble and parquet floor, big sitting and dining areas, office space, big verandas around the house, covered parking,3 bathrooms,4wc in a quiet area off Eleonon street, near Pizza Hut. AVAILABLE middle of July – Strovolos €1700 (H4ST10041-R), (photos in the website). 8. 4 bedr luxury detached house, 350sq.m, central heating, full a/c, office space, separate maid’s room, big storage room, solid parquet floor in the bedrooms, 2 covered parking, swimming pool, garden with trees, veranda with bbq area, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, big sitting and dining areas, very near to English School, off Athalassas Avenue €2300 (H4ST10036-R), (photos on the website). 9. 4 bedr detached house with central heating, a/c units, separate big kitchen with el. appliances, small garden at the back, covered parking, 3wc,2 bathrooms, near the French ambassador residence – Strovolos €1000 (H4ST10038-R), (Photos on the website). 10. 4 bedr new luxury finished top quality detached house, 290sq.m, central heating, full a/c, master bedroom with ensuite shower/jacuzzi, guest bedroom with shower, main bathroom with jacuzzi, 4wc, fully expensive furnished with 3 LCD televisions, kitchen with very expensive electrical appliances and family room, garden with grass, big covered patio with bbq area,2 covered parking’s, alarm system, pressure system, - Strovolos €3000 (H4STI0039-R), (Photos on the website).

TO LET NICOSIA 11. 3 bedr + big attic room with shower and wc luxury new house,210sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 4wc, blinds on all windows, cooker and oven in the kitchen, small garden, covered parking near Alpha Mega supermarket - Strovolos €1400 (H4ST1007-R), (photos in the website). 12. 5 bedr new luxury finished detached house with separate maid’s room, one of the bedrooms with shower and wc and can be used as guest room,4 wc, solid parquet floor all the house, separate family room with fire place, big sitting room, separate dining room, big kitchen with breakfast area, big outside patio with tiles and bbq area,2 covered parking, electrical appliances in the kitchen, in a very quiet neighborhood close to CYBC station. Can be rented furnished or not. – Platy Aglantzias €3000 (H5PAG0001-R), (Photos on the website). 13. 4 bedr+ separate maid’s room luxury finished semi detached house with central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with family room, full expensive electrical appliances in the kitchen(Miele), 4wc, blinds on windows, big back yard with tiled and bbq area, covered parking in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to the French school – Aglantzia €1400 (H4AGZ0008-R), (photos in the website). 14. 3 bedr luxury house, nicely modern furnished with big sitting and dining areas with bar, central heating, full a/c, big fitted kitchen with TV room, office space, patio area with bbq, covered parking, 3wc, solid

TO LET NICOSIA 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, 2 showers,1 bathroom, solar heater, pressure system, cov-

TO LET NICOSIA ered 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). 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

TO LET NICOSIA 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 www.landtouristestates.com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22422225/96-422225/96422226, www.landtouristestates.com ***************************** LUXURY FLATS: 1. 2 bedr luxury fully renovated apartment, storage heaters, 3 a/c, separate big kitchen, big sitting dining room, fully modern furnished and equipped with solid parquet floor off Prodromou street – Engomi €600 (A2ENG0010-R), (photos in the website). 2. 2 bedr new luxury modern, 2 storey apartment with solid parquet floor, floor heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, expensive fitted electrical appliances, blinds, covered veranda with very nice view, in a quiet neighbourhood

TO LET NICOSIA on a modern design building. AVAILABLE 1st of August – Aglantzia €750 (A2AGZ0021-R), (photos on the website). 3. 1 bedr luxury spacious apartment with big sitting room, separate kitchen with electrical appliances, central heating independent with diesel,2 a/c, aluminum shutters in the bedrooms, covered veranda, covered parking, storage room, on a small quiet building in a quiet neighborhood – Agios Dometios €450 (A1ADO0004-R), (photos in the website). 4. 3 bedr luxury PENTHOUSE apartment with storage heaters, full a/c, office space, very big veranda 100sq.m with nice view and bbq area with bar, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, 2 bathrooms, 2 storage rooms, covered parking, in a small building near Hilton park and Ippokration hospital – Engomi €1000 (A3ENG0023-R), (photos in the website). 6. 3 bedr luxury apartment with storage heaters, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, electrical appliances in the kitchen, big covered veranda, covered parking, near Ippokration hospital – Engomi €700 (A3ENG0024-R), (photos in the website). 7. 2 bedr brand new luxury finished apartment on a small modern design building with 2 bathrooms, a/c for hot and cold (Mitsubishi), storage heaters can be installed if needed, electrical shutters in the bedrooms, pressure system, water serculation system, solar, electrical appliances in the kitchen, blinds, covered veranda, 2 COVERED PARKING, storage room, near the centre and near traffic lights of Honda showroom. – Agioi Omologites €700 (A2AOM0007-R) 8. 3 bedr new luxury spacious apartment, 150sq.m+big covered veranda, big sitting and dining room, nicely furnished big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, 3 wc, 2 bath-

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


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

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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

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TO LET NICOSIA 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 independ-

TO LET NICOSIA ent 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


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA covered verandah, 2 wc, covered parking opposite Hilton, off Makarios Avenue close to the centre – Lykavitos €650 (A2LYK0003-R), (photos in the website) 17. Fully renovated luxury 1 bed apartment,60 sq.m, fully furnished and equipped with internet, LCD 32 ‘ TV, in the centre of Nicosia near Debenhams, with 2 a/c for hot and cold. – Nicosia Centre €550 (A1NIC0003-R), (photos in the website). 18. 4 bedr luxury floor apartment,250sq.m, office, maid’s room, central heating ind, full a/c,2 showers, 1 bathroom, 3wc, parquet floor, big kitchen with cooker and oven, big sitting area, roller blinds on all the windows, big veranda on a small building off Athalasas Avenue near 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

TO LET NICOSIA behind Hilton hotel walking distance to the centre - Nicosia Centre €550 (A2NIC0002-R), (Photos on the website). 21. 3 bedr spacious apartment, 150sq.m, central heating independent, 3a/c, big sitting room,2 bathrooms,2wc,covered veranda, in a small building with 2 flats only, covered parking, near Hilton Park hotel – Engomi €750 (A3ENG0022-R), (photos in the website). 22. 2 bedr new luxury modern, 2 storey & apartment with solid parquet floor, floor heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms,2wc, expensive 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 –

TO LET NICOSIA Nicosia Centre (A3NIC0023-R), (photos in the website). 25. 2 bedr new luxury finished and FURNISHED ground floor apartment, 80sq.m +120sq.m veranda and garden, separate floor heating, full a/c, 2wc, aluminum shutters outside the windows, pressure system, fully expensively fitted with electrical appliances in the kitchen, big covered parking and big storage room, off Athallassa 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 www.landtouristestates.com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22422225 / 96-422225 / 96422226 www.landtouristestates.com ******************************

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TO LET LIMASSOL nished renovated this year. Laminated parke floor, and big wardrobes in the 3 bedrooms. Rent €590.00 Tel 99497576 99886775 ***************************** 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 + 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 info@id-

TO LET LIMASSOL climassol.org 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 www.cyprusre.com/ listing-LIM-0103 *****************************

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 yemo@cytanet.com.cy **************************** FULLY FURNISHED one bedroom flat near Larco hotel Larnaca. Price €370. Tel: 99202543 ***************************** 1. K.S.L LETTINGS – APARTMENT FOR RENT Fully Furnished ground floor 2 bedroom apartment, overlooking pool. Beautifully furnished throughout. 350 Euros per calendar month. Larnaca District. Quote TLL884. Tel. (00357) 24815104 2. K.S.L LETTINGS – Properties Required for waiting Long

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

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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.

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

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.

Tombs Of The Kings: 1st floor F/F apartment, 1 bedroom, st TV, A/C, sea views, communal pool €350 per month REF: JAP1A024

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Sauna, Gym. €425 per month neg REF: JAP2A191

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

UNIVERSAL AREA, 2 bedroom modern furnished town house, communal pool Euro 450 per month Tel 99387842 ***************************** ANAVARGOS, 3 bedroom detached house, low maintenance garden, communal pool, very close to international school, Unfurnished or furnished, euro 550 per month Tel: 99239262 ***************************** EPISKOPI – PAPHOS, 3 bedroom bungalow, unfurnished, a/con, fire-place, spectacular mountain views, large established garden with irrigation, swimming pool, very quiet location, euro 650 ono – long term Please call Micheal: 99655636 - no agents **************************** GREAT VALUE STUDIO FLAT FOR RENT, - Large modern studio flat in small residential block, in central Paphos, 5 minutes from town centre, 2 minutes from motorway, and 10 minutes from Kato Paphos. Separate Living area/ kitchen and bedroom. Fully furnished (washing machine etc.) Covered veranda, and undercover designated parking. Only Euro 215/month inc.

YEROSKIPOU AREA, 3 bedroom villa with pool, unfurnished, large garden and ample parking. Main bedroom en-suite, ground floor w/c with cloakroom, separate kitchen area. Euro 500 per month

3. UNIVERSAL, 1 bedroom apartment on ground floor with garden, patio to front, well maintained complex with pool, fully furnished, euro 300 per month ono 4. MESA CHORIO, 2 bedroom apartment , modern furniture, fully equipped, one bedroom en-suite + one bathroom, panoramic views, well maintained complex with pool, euro 400 per month ono MANY MORE PROPERTIES AVAILABLE - CALL : 96753677 **************************** ONE BEDROOM fully furnished apartment for rent in Kissonerga. Near Cynthiana Beach hotel and close proximity to Coral Bay. Overlooking the sea and 100 metres from beach. AC in bedroom. Tel: 99-492521/ 99- 673276 **************************** PROPERTY TO RENT Chloraka: 3 bedroom u/f detached house, enclosed garden, A/C, oven hob extractor, €550 per month REF: JAP3V159

Peyia: 2 bedroom F/F apartment A/C, communal pool,

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

TO LET PAPHOS garden, quiet road, village setting.REF: JAP2T190 Holiday property management/ cleans changeover service available. We urgently require properties in all areas for waiting clients. JOHN ALICE PROPERTIES TEL: 00357 99984681 WEB: WWW.JOHNALICE-PROPERTIES.COM **************************** FOR RENT a selection of 1,2&3 bedroom houses & apartments f/f & u/f. Universal, Peyia, Tomb of the Kings, Tsada & Chloraka. Please view at our website www.cyprussands.com 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

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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS **************************** 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

TO LET PAPHOS character. 4. TALA €675 unfurnished modern 3 bedroom detached villa offering total privacy & breathtaking sea views. Includes underfloor heating plus real fire. Master with ensuite. Large storage room. Shutters & flyscreens. Covered veranda, garden with mature plants, private pool offering sea views. Off street parking. a beautiful home. 5. LOWER PEYIA €700 unfurnished 3 bedroom bungalow, master with ensuite. Spacious kitchen & living area. Enclosed garden with well & private pool offering sea views. Rental price includes pool cleaning. Covered veranda, private drive for off street parking. Situated in a quiet residential area. 6. KONIA €700 new to the market this spacious detached 3 bedroom villa, master with ensuite. Guest wc. Beautifully furnished with quality modern furniture. Separate modern fitted kitchen plus separate utility room. Shutters to all windows. Roof terrace with sea views. Fully enclosed garden with storage shed, covered barbeque area and private pool offering lovely views. 7. TALA €1300 magnificent modern 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa, furnished with designer modern furniture, though can be available unfurnished if desired. Large modern fitted kitchen with top brand appliances. In-

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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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 cludes 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 www.mrrentpaphos.net email: info@ mrrent-paphos.net **************************** RENTAL POINT - PAPHOS * PROPERTIES AVAILABLE TO RENT IN THE PAPHOS DISTRICT. JUST A SMALL SAMPLE OF AVAILABLE PROPERTIES. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL. CALL 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 bed-

TO LET PAPHOS rooms. 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 parking. Euros 400.00 a month or offers. 1 & 2 bed apartments available on Universal. 7. TALA - 5 bed, 3.5 bath large fully furnished villa. Very large property with open plan living area. Fitted kitchen, storage cupboard, guest WC. 2 bedrooms, bathroom on this level with small seating area.

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TO LET PAPHOS 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 **************************** 3 BEDROOM Luxury Apartment in a lovely neighbourhood of Nicosia (Ayios Andreas) Bldg 12 years old 123 Sqm Covered area, Central Heating, Air Cond e.t.c Price 210 K Euro. For Details please call 99-379904 **************************** FLAT FOR SALE/RENT: ‘ITHAKI’ is a small 3 Storey brand new building, only 5 units located in quiet neighbourhood in Strovolos, near Falcon school. ITHAKI has only 2 completed 3 bedroom apartments per floor. And on 3rd floor an independent 3 bedroom penthouse with a roof garden. Italian Kitchen, big verandas, big storeroom and convenient parking. PANICOS STAVRINOU ESTATE AGENT R.N.497 99666703 email

FOR SALE NICOSIA yemo@cytanet.com.cy **************************** 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 www.homesinternational.info (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


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CHURCHES ALL SAINTS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH (ENGLISH) Sunday Divine Liturgy 8-10am. Followed by Fellowship hour (coffee) Services are now being held at the underground Chapel of All Saints of Cyprus at St. Panteleimonos Church Makedonitissa Archangelos (Engomi) For more info please contact Fr. Joseph Coleman Tel. 99938924 THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF AGIOS ARSENIOS, LIMASSOL (near Tsirion Stadium) The Orthodox Liturgy in English Saturday, 4 February at 8:30 am For information please contact: Father M. Spanou at 99 – 401365 (msspanou@googlemail.com)

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

Paphiakos & C.C.P. Animal Welfare Education/Information Centre, No. 12 Dedalos Building, 8049 Kato Paphos PO Box 61272 8132 Kato Paphos Web. www.cyprusanimalwelfare.com www.facebook/paphiakos Email info@cyprusanimalwelfare.com Larnaca Emergency Service - The contact point for animal emergencies in Larnaca is Maria at the Paphiakos Animal Welfare Charity Shop, telephone 24623494 or 99325897 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. www.cyprusanimalwelfare.com 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: immanuel.church.nicosia@gmail.com

LARNAKA COMMUNITY CHURCH APHRODITE STREET, LARNAKA 10.00 AM MORNING SERVICE and SUNDAY SCHOOL For more details ring Fred 24-365152

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

Open Door Baptist Church

Näheres Informationen durch Pfarrer Dr. Herold, Tel 25-317092 oder im Internet www.ev-kirche-zypern.de

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

THE REFORMED CHURCH OF LIMASSOL

CONTACT DETAILS FOR PAPHIAKOS.

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

DEUTSCHE GOTTESDIENSTE IN ZYPERN

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

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

Family oriented evangelical church

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

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

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

The Anglican Church of Paphos Ayia Kyriaki (St. Paul by the Pillar) Sunday 8.15am Holy Eucharist 6.00pm Sung Eucharist 4th Sunday 6.00pm Choral Evensong Wednesday 9.00am Holy Eucharist 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: anglicancofp@cytanet.com.cy for directions to each church

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

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


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Television CYBC 1

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ANTENNA

06.45 Proti Enimerosi 08.00 Kali Sas Mera 10.30 Kypros Ena Taxidi (rpt) 11.15 Cinema Show (rpt) 11.45 Peri Kyprou 12.00 Istories Tou Horkou (rpt) Local comedy series. 13.00 Apo Mera Se Mera Current affairs programme. 15.30 Syn Plyn Local talk-show with studio discussion and viewers calling in, hosted by Vivian Kanari. 17.00 Kypros Ena Taxidi 17.30 Entechnos Local cultural show. 18.00 News 18.15 Candid Camera Hidden cameras document various pranks. 18.30 Kati Psinetai Greek version of the show where contestants try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged by their rivals. 19.20 Treis Ki O Kokos (rpt) Local comedy series. 20.00 News / Weather / Financial Report 21.00 Vimata Stin Ammo (rpt) Local period drama, based on true events. 21.35 Greek FILM: O Teleftaios Girismos Drama. 2008. 23.00 Oi Erastes Ton Kimaton (rpt) Local drama series. 23.30 News 00.00 Repeats

08.00 Kids’ TV 16.45 My Wife And Kids (rpt) Third season. ‘Sister Story’. Michael’s sister stays for the weekend and ruins the Kyles’ domestic bliss by constantly criticising Jay, making fun of everything, from her weight and cooking to her talent as a singer. 17.10 Airplay Charts (rpt) 17.40 Cinema Show (rpt) 18.10 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 An aged Peter goes to Rome to join Paul, arriving on the day of Paul’s arrest. Events within the fictive household of Persius, a Roman aristocrat, capture the upheaval that Christian teachings bring to the Eternal City. Biblical drama, starring Omar Sharif and Daniele. 2005. Part 2 of 2. 22.30 Criminal Minds (rpt) Fifth season of crime drama series. ‘The Slave of Duty’. With Hotchner taking a break to consider his future at the FBI, the team has to investigate a case of home invasion without him. 23.15 Album Show 23.45 Repeats

07.00 Tis Ellados Ta Paidia (rpt) 07.40 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) 11.30 Santa Yiolanta (rpt) 12.15 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 20.20 20.15 21.20 22.10

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01.50 02.45 03.50 04.20

News News Tin Patisa (rpt) Grey’s Anatomy Fifth season. ‘An Honest Mistake’. Derek’s confidence is shaken after a confrontation with Addison. Cristina calls the abilities of a renowned surgeon into question and Bailey is unimpressed with the Chief’s letter of recommendation. Einai Stigmes (rpt) News Ekeines Ki Ego (rpt) Kai Oi Pantremenoi Ehoun Psihi Athoos I Enohos (rpt) News Skertsakia (rpt) Fili Zois (rpt))

MEGA 06.00 Haravgi (rpt) 06.50 Nea Mera 10.00 Proino Mou Lifestyle programme that features entertainment, music and more. Hosted by real-life couple Giorgos Liagas & Fay Skorda. 12.00 Yia Banaki 15.00 Eheis Meson 16.00 Yia Sena 1740 Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes 18.20 News 18.30 Mousiko Kouti Special Edition (rpt) Greek game show, testing contestants on their music knowledge. 19.20 Peninta Peninta (rpt) 20.10 News 21.20 Kliniki Periptosi (rpt) Greek comedy drama series, about a surgeon who is forced to retrain as a GP and takes up a post in a sleepy village where he soon finds himself at odds with the locals. 22.20 Eisai To Tairi Mou (rpt) 23.20 Singles (rpt) 00.00 News 00.10 The Shield Police drama series chronicling the turbulent day-today life of the Strike Team, a group of corrupt Los Angeles cops. 01.00 Eheis Meson (rpt) 02.00 Yia Sena (rpt) 03.30 I Agapi Tis Gatas (rpt) 04.15 Proino Mou (rpt)

SIGMA

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CAPITAL

06.10 The Del Monte Heirs (rpt) 07.00 Protoselido 08.00 Kalimera 10.20 Vourate Geitonoi (rpt) 11.00 I Kouzina Tis Mamas (rpt) 12.00 Mesimeri Kai Kati 14.00 Eleni Variety show featuring entertainment as well as segments on cooking, health, astrology, lifestyle, youth issues and more. 16.40 Tolmo Local talk-show. With News at 18.00. 18.30 Tropico Latin American telenovela.

07.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of 09.15 Kids’ TV 11.50 Diet Please 12.30 Thema Gevsis 13.30 Star News 14.15 Max Adventures 14.25 Rastamouse 14.35 Bo On the Go 15.00 King 15.25 Martha Speaks 15.45 Beyblade 16.15 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 16.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of (rpt) 17.50 Mila Best Of (rpt) Discussions about various issues based on woman’s life. 18.50 Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) Cooking show, with helpful tips on eating well and nutrition. 19.40 Fotis - Maria Live Best Of (rpt) Entertainment magazine featuring segments on cooking, health, fashion, lifestyle issues and more. 21.10 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 22.00 FILM: Possession A woman’s life is thrown into chaos after a freak car accident sends her husband and brother-in-law into comas. Thrills arrive after the brother-in-law wakes up, thinking he’s his brother. Mystery thriller, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Lee Pace. 2009. 23.40 LTV Sports News 00.45 Star News 01.00 Repeats

07.00 Alpha News 08.00 Kids’ TV 10.30 Call Of The Wild (rpt) 11.30 Deste Tous 13.15 Greek FILM: O Agnostos Ekeinis Tis Nihtas 15.30 FILM: A Lesson Before Dying A wrongly convicted death row prisoner receives counselling from a caring teacher. Drama set in the 1940s, starring Don Cheadle. 1999. 17.20 O Anthropos Tis Thalassas 18.15 Melrose Place With News at 18.30. 19.15 News 19.50 Sports Time 20.05 Tropical Heat 21.00 FILM: First Shot: The President Down The head of the US secret service is targeted by a militia group who have kidnapped her husband and tried to assassinate the president. Thriller, starring Mariel Hemingway. 2002. 22.45 FILM: Hush A domineering mother goes to extreme lengths to bring her meek son and his girlfriend under her complete control. Thriller, starring Jessica Lange and Gwyneth Paltrow. 1998. 00.30 FILM: Gia Story based on the life of supermodel Gia Marie Carangi, who died of an Aids-related illness aged 26. Drama, starring Angelina Jolie. 1998.

19.40 The Del Monte Heirs Latin American telenovela. 20.20 News 21.20 Irthe Ki Edese 22.10 To Kokkino Domatio 23.45 News 23.50 Se Eida (rpt) 00.40 Istories Tou Astinomou Beka (rpt) 01.40 Allou Ximeromenoi (rpt) 03.00 Otan Megaloso (rpt) 03.40 Eleni (rpt) 05.30 Tropico (rpt)

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 World Football 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 HARDtalk 03:30 BBC News Summary 03:32 Science In Action 03:50 From Our Own Correspondent 04:00 BBC News 04:06 World Briefing 04:30 BBC News Summary 04:32 World Business Report 04:50 Witness 05:00 BBC News 05:06 The World Today 05:30 BBC News Summary 05:32 World Football 06:00 BBC News 06:06 The World Today 06:30 BBC News Summary 06:32 The World Today 07:00 BBC News 07:06 The World Today 07:30 BBC News Summary 07:32 The Strand 07:50 Witness 08:00 BBC News 08:06 The World Today 08:30 BBC News Summary 08:32 The World Today 09:00 BBC News 09:06 The World Today 09:30 BBC News Summary 09:32 The World Today 10:00 BBC News 10:06 HARDtalk 10:30 BBC News Summary 10:32 Science In Action 10:50 From Our Own Correspondent 11:00 BBC News 11:06 World Football 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 HARDtalk 16:30 BBC News Summary 16:32 Science In Action 16:50 From Our Own Correspondent 17:00 BBC News 17:06 World Briefing 17:30 BBC News Summary 17:32 World Football 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 HARDtalk 23:30 BBC News Summary 23:32 One Planet 23:50 From Our Own Correspondent

BFBS 1 (N’sia 91.7, WSBA 92.1, ESBA 99.6 FM) 02.00 Groove Collective 04.00 BFBS Shuffle 05.00 Ops Breakfast 06.00 Cyprus Breakfast With Mark Humphries 09.00 Chris Pearson 11.00 Neil Skinner 13.00 Total Ops Connection 15.00 Charlie Fife 18.00 Charlene Guy 21.00 Jessie Aru 00.00 The Vibe

BFBS 2 (Ni’sia 89.7, WSBA 89.9, ESBA 95.3 FM) 03.00 BFBS Radio News 03.03 BFBS Gold With Dave Windsor 04.00 Up All Night 07.00 Morning Reports 07.30 Wake Up To Money 08.00 Today 11.00 Simon Marlow 14.00 BFBS Gold With Dave Windsor 15.00 World At One 15.45 Simon Guettier 19.00 PM 20.00 6 O’Clock News 20.30 Five Live Drive 00.00 Late Night Live LiveCyBC2 (91.1, 92.4 FM) 06.00-07.30 Programmes in Turkish with News at 7.30 07.40 Good morning Cyprus 10.00-12.00 Kalimerhamba 12.00 Gunortasa 12.45 Greek Cyprus Press 13.00 Turkish Music 13.15 News in Turkish 13.30 News in English 13.45 PM Classics 16.00 Greek Radio 16.15 Our country doesn’t divide 16.50 News in Turkish 17.00-18.00 Programmes in Armenian; News at 17.15 18.0020.00 Round & About 20.00 News in English 20.10 Welcome to Cyprus in French and German 20.40 Ship of Fools with Robert Camassa 22.00 News in English 22.00 International Music 00.0006.00 Rebroadcast of the evening’s programme Radio Napa (106.3 FM) 06.00 Morning Music 08.30 BBC World Today 09.00 News, Weather and Exchange 09.05 Nathan Morley 12.00 BBC News

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

98.5 Rock FM The Breakfast Show - Tony Newell - 07:00-10:00 2 Hours With Bejay Browne 10:00-12:00 Rock Fm’s Lunch Box - Jason Collins - 12:00-14:00 Non Stop Music 14:00-15:00 Valentina 15:00-18:00 Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday Liquid Radio Show - Pavlos - 15:00-18:00 Wednesday Drive Time - Johny G. 18:00-20:00 Monday - Tuesday Johny G. 18:00-20:00 Wednesday (Mix @ 6) The Cocktail Show - Antonis - 18:00-20:00 Thursday - Friday Panic In The Year Zero - 20:00-22:00 Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday Radioactive Metal - 20:00-22:00 - Thursday Live Dj Set- Dj Allen D 20:00-22:00 - Friday 22:00-24:00 The Gathering - With Your Hosts Dj Mr Smith And Mc Svennyb – Live Wednesday & Friday Night Train 24:00-07:00 Monday To Friday Oldies Digital (Hotbird SAT / (www.oldies-digital.com) MONDAY-FRIDAY 05:00 That Was The Year 06:00 Easy Going Gold 10:00 The Juke Box 17:00 That Was The Year 18:00 Oldies Overnights - Hear the greatest hits of all time playing non stop during the darkest hours.


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Television PICK OF THE DAY The Ward (Novacinema3, 23.00) It’s hard getting old in Hollywood, especially when it comes to horror and comedy - the most unforgiving genres, where audience reaction is everything. A comedy that doesn’t make people laugh is judged a failure; a horror fi lm that doesn’t make people scream gets bad word-of-mouth, and it doesn’t matter how artfully it’s made or how many ‘interesting’ hidden layers it conceals. Not that getting old is directly related to these matters - but the movie audience is predominantly young, and a young director is more in touch with what makes them tick. When John Carpenter (born 1948) was in his 20s, he knew the time had come for a certain kind of chilly, ruthless horror - and made two masterpieces in a row, Assault on Precinct 13 and Halloween. Both were successful, and Carpenter’s name was made - so much so that The Ward was initially released as ‘John Carpenter’s The Ward’, at least till the studio realised that attaching the director’s name to the title wasn’t going to help, not when the fi lm wasn’t scary. The fi lm isn’t scary, at least not very. It sounds pretty scary, with Amber Heard as a troubled young woman being held against her will in the titular ward, part of a remote psychiatric hospital in the mid-1960s. She fi nds other troubled girls in the ward (the general vibe recalls Sucker

Punch, last year’s non-horror tale of abused young girlies) - but also fi nds something else, which may be further proof of her insanity. “There’s a ghost in here!” she insists, having glimpsed a disfigured female figure staring at her strangely - but no-one believes her, even though the other girls seem to be dying off one by one. Could the ghost belong to a former patient who was killed by the others, and is now bent on revenge? Maybe, maybe not. I shouldn’t really say - especially since the fi lm ends with a modish twist, upending much of what came before. The plot is obviously horror, yet the result is rather mild: the psycho ward is more like a girls’ boarding school (we see them dancing, relaxing, showering) and the shocks are mostly predictable. The whole thing feels like it could’ve been made for TV - indeed, any random episode of Ghost Whisperer is probably scarier - and Carpenter, who got such a seminal performance out of Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween, can’t seem to motivate Ms. Heard (when she complains about the ghost, she might as well be complaining about the food in the hospital cafeteria). Not a bad fi lm, and the Great Man’s fans will certainly want to watch it, but there’s no avoiding the sad truth: he’s grown old. Made in 2010.

Preston Wilder

FILM PICKS

SATELLITE

Bitch Slap (LTV, 21.00) Bad Girls, part 1. “Three bad girls travel to a remote desert hideaway to steal $200 million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin,” says the synopsis, which sounds like the kind of thing bad girls do. They’re the Sex Bomb, the Psycho Slut and the Stripper, according to the trailer, though their names are actually Trixie, Hel and Camero (played by Julia Voth, Erin Cummings and America Olivo respectively) - and the fi lm seems to be trying for a Kill Bill vibe with a dash of Charlie’s Angels, though one could also mention 60s legend Russ Meyer who made a fi lm called Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and had an obsession with big breasts. These girls also have impressive bosoms, invariably showcased in tight-fitting clothes - and they also wield weapons, punch men unconscious, use their sexuality, annoy random nuns and do all the other things bad girls do. “Essentially a catfight that lasts for about 100 minutes,” notes someone at the Internet Movie Database. Made in 2009.

Paper Moon (Nova Classics, 21.00) Bad Girls, part 2 - though in fact only one girl and she’s actually not so bad, for a 10-year-old. She’s Tatum O’Neal (still the youngest Oscar winner of all time), starring alongside real-life dad Ryan in this charming black-and-white comedy, the monochrome look marking it out as a tribute to the 1930s. That’s when it’s set, during the Depression, and our heroes’ con-tricks also evoke the scams perpetrated by the likes of James Cagney in 30s movies (the ‘Bible scam’ comes from a Cagney fi lm, Blonde Crazy) - but the fi lm is mostly notable for playing out the inevitable bonding between estranged father and daughter without lapsing into sentimentality (for one thing, Ryan keeps denying that the girl is his daughter), going instead for some good snappy jokes and wily performances. Also with Madeline Kahn as the hooker who briefl y derails the relationship, snagging Ryan and provoking the Wrath of Tatum. Made in 1973.

Eastern Promises (LTV3, 22.00) Shown before lots of times, but I always get a kick from Viggo Mortensen as a Russian gangster in this bold, unusual drama. “Charismatic, inscrutable and wickedly funny,” critic Amy Taubin called him - and the last of those adjectives is key, the fi lm walking a daring tightrope-walk on the brink of absurdity. Naomi Watts is our heroine, a London midwife trying to trace the family of a baby girl whose mum died in childbirth, her only clue being a diary in Russian; her quest takes her to a Russian crime boss, his unstable son (Vincent Cassel) and his bodyguard (Viggo). The result is bravely cartoonish, and the bathhouse scene is a classic. Made in 2007.

Bitch Slap (LTV, 21.00)

08:10 Cine News 09:00 Summer Kids Zone 10:35 Cine News 10:55 The Green Hornet 12:55 How Do You Know 14:55 One True Thing 17:05 Spotlight On 17:40 De-Lovely 19:50 XXX 22:00 Le Divorce 00:00 Jude 02:00 The Deep End 03:45 I Diakritiki Goitia Ton Arsenikon

07:00 Karina: Wild On Safari 07:25 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life 08:15 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 08:40 Breed All About It 09:10 Penguin Safari 10:05 Wild France 11:00 Wildlife Sos 11:25 Going Ape 11:55 Animal Cops Specials 12:50 E-Vets: The Interns 13:45 Animal Precinct 14:40 Wild France 15:30 Karina: Wild On Safari 16:00 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 16:30 Jeff Corwin Unleashed 17:25 Must Love Cats 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 Sharkbite Beach 22:55 Up Close And Dangerous 23:50 Miami Animal Police 00:45 Crime Scene Wild 01:40 Untamed & Uncut 02:35 Sharkbite Beach 03:30 Up Close And Dangerous 04:25 Wild France 05:20 Stranger Among Bears 05:45 In Too Deep 06:10 E-Vets: The Interns

20:05 The Ghost And The Darkness 22:00 C.S.I. 23:00 The Ward 00:30 Cine News 01:30 Adult Zone

The Green Hornet (Novacinema2, 10.55) 01:10 The Weakest Link 01:55 Monarch Of The Glen 02:45 Eastenders 03:15 Doctors 03:45 Great Ormond Street 04:35 Keeping Up Appearances 05:05 Lab Rats 05:35 The Old Guys 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 Keeping Up Appearances 10:05 Lab Rats 10:35 The Weakest Link 11:20 Eastenders 11:50 Doctors 12:20 Monarch Of The Glen 13:10 Great Ormond Street 14:00 The Old Guys 14:30 Keeping Up Appearances 15:00 The Weakest Link 15:45 Eastenders 16:15 Doctors 16:45 Inspector Lynley Mysteries 17:30 Great Ormond Street 18:25 The Weakest Link 19:10 Walk On the Wild Side 19:40 Doctors 20:10 Doctor Who 21:00 The Royle Family 21:30 Twenty Twelve 22:00 New Tricks 22:50 The Impressions Show With Culshaw & Stephenson 23:20 Allo Allo 23:50 Live at the Apollo 00:35 Little Britain

07:00 Fifth Gear 07:25 Dirty Jobs 08:15 Deadliest Catch 09:10 Extreme Fishing 10:05 Mythbusters 11:00 How Do They Do It? ; 11:30 Destroyed In Seconds 11:55 Ultimate Survival 12:50 Wheeler Dealers 13:45 Fifth Gear 14:15 Fifth Gear 14:40 American Chopper 15:35 Dirty Jobs 16:30 Mythbusters 17:25 Deadliest Catch 18:20 Extreme Fishing 19:15 River Monsters 20:10 How It’s Made 20:40 How Do They Do It? ; 21:05 Curiosity 22:00 Swamp Loggers 22:55 Stan Lee’s Superhumans 23:50 A Haunting 00:45 A Haunting 01:40 Curiosity 02:40 Swamp Loggers 03:40 Stan Lee’s Superhumans 04:40 A Haunting 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 12:00 Cycling: Tour De France 18:15 Cycling: Tour Of Poland 19:00 Athletics: World Junior Championships Spain 23:00 Snooker: Australian Goldfields Open Brazil 00:00 Tennis: Wta Tournament Usa 01:45 Rally Raid: Silk Way 02:00 Cycling: Tour De France

05:30 Jesse James Is A Dead Man 06:15 Family Guy 06:40 Family Guy 07:05 No Ordinary Family 07:50 How I Met Your Mother 08:40 White Collar 09:25 Criminal Minds 10:10 Long Way Round 11:00 Family Guy 11:50 No Ordinary Family 12:35 How I Met Your Mother 13:25 White Collar 14:10 Criminal Minds 15:00 The Cleveland Show 15:25 Bob’s Burgers 15:50 The League 16:15 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 Neighbors From Hell 21:25 Bob’s Burgers 21:50 The League 22:15 Call Me Fitz 22:45 White Collar 23:30 Neighbors From Hell 23:55 Bob’s Burgers 00:20 The League 00:45 Call Me Fitz 01:15 Long Way Round 02:05 Family Guy 02:55 No Ordinary Family 03:45 How I Met Your Mother 04:35 White Collar

07:00 Pawn Stars 08:00 The Universe 09:00 Patton 360 10:00 Pawn Stars 11:00 Ax Men 12:00 Ice Road Truckers 14:00 Patton 360 15:00 The Universe 16:00 Ice Road Truckers 18:00 Patton 360 19:00 The Universe 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 Ax Men 22:00 Ancient Wonders 23:00 Tony Robinson Down Under 00:00 Pawn Stars 01:00 Ax Men 02:00 Ancient Wonders 03:00 Tony Robinson Down Under 04:00 The Universe 05:00 Patton 360 06:00 Ax Men

07:30 Mafia! 09:00 Hollywood Buzz 09:30 Horse Whisperer 12:20 Valentine’s Day 14:30 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 16:00 30 Rock 17:00 Safe Passage 19:00 Friends 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Bitch Slap 23:00 Kings Of Mykonos 00:35 Hustler TV 02:15 Chloe 04:00 Hollywood Buzz 04:30 Deceived 06:30 LTV Sports News

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

Animated Series 09:55 Big Cartoonie Show Nickelodeon 10:20 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:45 Fanboy & Chum Chum 11:10 X’s 11:35 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 12:00 Dora The Explorer 12:25 Spongebob Squarepants 13:15 Mighty B! 13:40 My Life As A Teenage Robot 14:05 Hey Arnold! 14:30 Icarly 15:20 Batman: The Brave And The Bold 17:00 Three For The Show 18:00 Barclays Premier League World 18:30 Planet Speed 19:00 Best Basket League Opap Games Of The Season 21:00 Ironman Western Australia 22:00 Espn Films 23:00 Espn Original Documentaries 01:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Barclay’s Premier League 03:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Laiki Bank Championship 05:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Bundesliga

07:15 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 08:00 Two And A Half Men 08:30 Chuck 10:00 Friends 10:25 V I 11:15 Criminal Minds 12:00 The Mentalist 12:45 Fringe 13:30 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 14:15 Chuck 15:45 The Big Bang Theory 16:15 According To Jim 17:00 Shameless 18:45 Supernatural 19:30 Grey’s Anatomy 20:15 Brothers & Sisters 21:00 Friends 21:30 Hawaii Five 23:05 Desperate Housewives 00:05 Alive 02:15 Dangerous Attraction 03:55 The Big Bang Theory 04:20 According To Jim 05:05 Shameless

18:55 Little Women 21:00 Welcome To The Rileys 23:00 The Deep End Of The Ocean 00:55 Fatal Secrets 02:25 The Client List 03:55 Somewhere

21:00 Paper Moon 22:45 High Noon

01:30 Nationwide Tour Utah Championship 03:30 The o: Inside the Outdoors High Point National 04:00 The o: Inside the Outdoors Budds Creek National 04:30 Race Freaks 05:00 Race Freaks 05:30 Sports Unlimited 06:30 Inside the PGA Tou 07:00 Feherty – Fuzzy Zoeller 08:00 Golf Fitness – Aon Obeholse 08:30 Golf in America 09:00 Golf Central International 09:30 School of Golf – Chapter 21: How to Handle the Wind 10:00 PGA Tour: John Deere Classic 13:00 Hard Parts: South Bronx States for Breakfast 13:30 Speed TBA 15:00 Nationwide Tou Utah Championship 16:30 European Tour: Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open 20:30 MLB Player Poll 21:00 Asian Tour Queens Cup 21:30 Inside the PGA Tour 22:00 PGA Tour: John Deere Classic 01:00 Asian Tour Queens Cup

07:30 Big Fat Important Movie 09:00 Titanic 12:15 Secret Pact 14:00 Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 15:45 Desert Son 17:30 Twilight Saga: New Moon 19:45 Outbreak 22:00 Eastern Promises 00:05 Daring! TV 04:05 Killing Fields 06:30 Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight

07:00 Globe Trekker 08:00 Intrepid Journeys 09:00 Globe Trekker 10:00 Planet Food 11:00 The Thirsty Traveler 11:30 Floyd On Africa 12:00 Globe Trekker 13:00 Intrepid Journeys 14:00 Globe Trekker 15:00 Short History Of Convict Australia 16:00 Globe Trekker 17:00 The Thirsty Traveler 17:30 Floyd On Africa 18:00 Planet Food 19:00 Globe Trekker 20:00 The World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides 21:00 Tokyo Revealed 22:00 Megalopolis 23:00 Globe Trekker 00:00 Intrepid Journeys 01:00 The World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides 02:00 Tokyo Revealed 03:00 Megalopolis 04:00 Globe Trekker 05:00 Planet Food 06:00 That Crazy French Woman

05:25 13 Assassins 07:30 Sundays At Tiffany’s 09:00 Cine News 10:00 Below The Beltway 11:40 Mad On Novacinema 12:15 Mia Fora Kai Ena... Moro 13:45 Cine News 15:40 Cine News 16:05 Salvation Boulevard 19:30 Stars In Style 20:05 The Company Men 22:00 Oranges And Sunshine 23:50 Habemus Papam 01:40 Cine News 02:10 Straw Dogs 04:00 Sniper Reloaded

06:00 Anna Christie 07:30 Kismet 09:10 Jailhouse Rock 10:45 Passage to Marseille 12:35 The Philadelphia Story 14:25 Meet Me In Las Vegas 16:15 They Were Expendable 18:35 Ice Station Zebra 21:00 Shoot The Moon 23:00 Get Carter 00:55 The Main Attraction 02:25 Ride, Vaquero! 03:55 The Sea Of Grass


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

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Answers to crossword 2132 CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Prickly-heat; 9 Hocus; 10 Believe; 11 Raucous; 13 Set up; 14 Hot; 15 Plate; 16 Sir; 17 Legup; 19 Prop-jet; 21 Earplug; 23 Truro; 24 Patron saint. Down – 2 Recount; 3 Cosmo; 4 Lab; 5 Holy See; 6 Agent; 7 Shareholder; 8 Desperation; 12 Scalp; 15 Popular; 16 Sojourn; 18 Garda; 20 Ostia; 22 Gun. QUICK: Across – 1 Anachronism; 9 Swede; 10 Perturb; 11 Refusal; 13 Alpha; 14 Nil; 15 Balsa; 16 Sea; 17 Eking; 19 Cascara; 21 Calibre; 23 Rider; 24 Adjournment. Down – 2 Needful; 3 Chess; 4 Rip; 5 Nirvana; 6 Stump; 7 Astringency; 8 Abracadabra; 12 Lilac; 15 Bugaboo; 16 Stand-in; 18 Idled; 20 Scrum; 22 Err.

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2 Public display (10) 3 Flatfish (8) 4 Part of speech (6) 5 Blunt (5) 6 Spanish river (4) 7 Gala (4) 11 Upheld (10) 13 Supplement (3) 14 Club (3) 15 Musical drama (8) 19 Prank (6) 20 Pastoral poem (5) 22 Storage tower (4) 23 Drunken revel (4)

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ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

By nature, Aries folk can act on the spur of the moment with little thought for the future, in fact, thriving on risks of all kinds while relishing jumping into the unknown. From today as Uranus turns retrograde, you may be more keen to incorporate changes gradually. You may want to try them out for a while, or go back to how you were if they don’t work.

Mercury is currently in your sign, helping you to gather information, research options and speak to key people. This is a good time to hold meetings and connect with anyone on your wavelength and express your views and opinions. Yet the Moon in Taurus is more practical, but can guide you to create a plan that will help you fulfill one key ambition.

Uranus is wild and unpredictable and Aries is impatient and impulsive. The two energies together over the last year and a quarter may have coincided with an explosive love affair. From today, as Uranus slams on the brakes, so love may not tend to happen on the spur of the moment. You may start thinking about the future and how your actions might affect others.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

Don’t overspend on your credit card or go over the limit on your overdraft. Try to hold back and only buy things if you really need them, as you could get carried away and regret it. The Moon in your sign may mean you are lucky though, and could snap up a bargain at just the right price. But if you shop with care, you’ll enjoy your purchases much more.

You are not normally the type to stomp off when things don’t go your way, but you might have been tempted to recently - especially where deep soul bonds, love, money and big business deals have been concerned. However, as Uranus starts a rewind, you may find it easier to ground this sparky energy and work to produce the results you are after.

Venus and Jupiter in Gemini are highlighting your health and lifestyle zone. If you have personal goals that you wish to achieve, such as losing weight or exercising, then it helps to plan ahead and create a timetable of how you are going to do this. If you need a personal trainer to show you the way, this is the best time to hire one and get cracking.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

The chances are new people will zip into your life and zip out again just as fast - creating a blur of activity. You may find that your long-term dreams and goals naturally change as you lose interest in plans that once seemed to offer excitement. You may also be more willing to do something more radical, especially if you’re spurred on by your peers.

You may get a message or a phone call from someone who has been thinking about you. Or perhaps you get the urge to pick up the phone and talk to someone you haven’t heard from in a while. The Cosmos is also encouraging you to look into subjects or courses of interest. Allow your curiosity to come to the fore and investigate whatever inspires.

You are an ideas person by nature, but recently they have been coming in thick and fast. You may even feel they are being downloaded from some other plane of existence, ripe and ready for you to work on and manifest. With Jupiter in Gemini, your ability to earn money from your thoughts is greater than ever. If you are a communicator, you can shine!

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

Recently, you may have felt like exploding into action career wise, and doing whatever it takes to fulfill your desires. You may also have been tempted to leave any situation that has seemed too limiting and unfulfilling. However, as Uranus turns retrograde, you may be more thoughtful about weighing up the pros and cons and doing anything too chancy.

Current influences may turn you into a shooting star and push you to grab success with both hands. If you have avoided doing so, you may be tempted by a piece of information. Today, Uranus turns retrograde in your work and health zone, so your need for constant excitement may die down. You could get a fresh and enlightening perspective on a health matter.

The Sun in Cancer may help your love life. You may be in the mood to overwhelm your date with too much attention, but don’t overdo it as they may not appreciate it. Give them space to breathe. A focus on your home and family zone emphasizes a need to get together and talk. A family gathering will enable everyone to re-connect and catch up.


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Sport Els gives backing to Donald and Westwood ahead of The Open

Miami Heat, LeBron score big at the ESPYs

Top duo desperate for major glory at Royal Lytham

By Bob Tourtellotte

By Mark Garrod ERNIE Els does not find it hard to picture Lee Westwood or Luke Donald finally winning their first major at The Open at Royal Lytham next week. Having named defending champion Darren Clarke as a dark horse - with only one cut made all year, what a story that would be - 2002 winner Els turned his thoughts to England’s top two. “Lee’s really paid his dues - if there’s one man that deserves one it’s him,” said the South African, who was in first round action at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Castle Stuart near Inverness yesterday. World number three Westwood will be playing his 58th major on the Lancashire coast, a course where Els finished joint second in 1996 and joint third in 2001. “I wouldn’t say he’s running out of time. He’s as strong as an ox, working out and doing all the right things,” added Els. “He’s been doing that for quite some time, but it just hasn’t fallen his way for some other reasons. “It could be his week Lytham is a ball-striker’s

Luke Donald (left) has reached world number one despite never winning a major, while English compatriot Lee Westwood has had seven top-three finishes dream and he’s a ball-striker.” Westwood, 40 next April, has had seven top-three finishes and Els drew the comparison with Colin Montgomerie, whose five runners-up finishes are a record for someone

who has never won a major. Donald has not suffered that level of heartbreak and at 34 there is no need to panic about it never happening for a long while yet. On him Els commented: “He’s number one in the

world and when he’s on his game he’s one of the best drivers of the ball. “It’s all there - it’s just a matter of a bit of luck falling your way and making the right putts.” Donald and Els were part-

ners yesterday, the former defending the title he lifted with a European Tour best round of 63 on the same layout last July and the latter trying to repeat the wins he had at Loch Lomond in 2000 and 2003.

De Villota making ‘remarkable’ recovery after crash By Ian Parkes

Get well soon: Marussia test driver Maria De Villota

MARUSSIA test driver Maria De Villota’s recovery following an accident ten days ago that resulted in her losing her right eye has been described as “remarkable” by the team. De Villota required two operations at Addendrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in the wake of a crash at Duxford Airfield that saw the 32-year-old Spaniard run into the tailgate of a stationary service vehicle at the end of an installation run whilst conducting a straightline aero test. Although her condition was life threatening over the first few days, De Villota this week showed enough of an improvement to be moved out of the Neurological Critical Care Unit.

‘Maria was awake and able to speak to her family’ De Villota continues to have her family at her side, but at least is now in a position to converse with them. A team statement read: “Despite severe injuries, Maria’s recovery during that time has been remarkable. “Following two successful surgical procedures in

the days following the accident, last Saturday the medical team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital began to gradually reduce the level of Maria’s sedation. “By Sunday morning, Maria was awake and able to speak to her family, which provided a very important - albeit early - indication that there were positive signs for Maria’s recovery. “Since that time, Maria has been making small but significant steps. She was moved out of the Neurological Critical Care Unit on Monday and is no longer receiving sedation. “Her family remain by her side and she is communicating freely with them and the medical team. Medical assessments are ongoing to monitor Maria’s improving condition.”

THE worlds of sports and entertainment came together at the ESPY Awards, where the Miami Heat scored the top honour of best team for its National Basketball Association championship. The Heat’s top player, LeBron James, won the ESPY for best male athlete at the televised awards show held by sports cable TV network ESPN. The star player was in Las Vegas and appeared via a satellite hookup, but two of his teammates - Juwan Howard and Mike Miller were on hand to accept the team’s award. They took the stage at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and thanked the fans who voted for them. The night’s other key award, best female athlete, went to Brittney Griner, who led the Baylor University Bears basketball team to a national championship in their 40-0 season. The ESPYs, in their 20th year, are given out by ESPN to the best athletes, plays, teams and moments in sports, and are attended annually not just by top athletes but Hollywood stars. Alongside NFL players like Tim Tebow and Drew Brees were actresses including Jessica Biel and Hayden Panettiere and actor Rob Lowe. Tebow, a former quarterback for the NFL’s Denver Broncos who will play for the New York Jets this coming season, won an ESPY for the best moment in sports with the Broncos. “When you put in a lot of hard work, special things can happen,” the popular player said onstage. The Los Angeles Kings were awarded the ESPY for their improbable run to the Stanley Cup - the first time the Kings earned the National Hockey League’s championship trophy. A little bit of ‘Linsanity’ also invaded the Nokia Theatre when New York Knicks basketball player Jeremy Lin an unheralded player before having a star-making season - was given an ESPY for best breakthrough athlete. Other awards went to Brees for his performance as the New Orleans Saints quarterback and to Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford for his 2011 comeback after an injury the previous season. Indiana University basketball player Christian Watford was given an ESPY for a game-winning shot, and two honorary trophies went to former University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt and former Rutgers University football player Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed in a game in 2010.


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Eusebio leaves hospital after health scare FORMER Portugal and Benfica great Eusebio, who suffered a stroke during his stay in Poland to watch Euro 2012, has been discharged from a Lisbon hospital. Eusebio, 70, was admitted to Lisbon’s Luz hospital two weeks ago after arriving on a medical flight from Poland. “Eusebio left the hospital on Wednesdasy afternoon, feeling good and out to have a meal,” Luz hospital spokesman, Joao Paulo Gama, told Reuters. “He will be doing physiotherapy at home”.

Eusebio (right), Portugal’s football ambassador, has been admitted to hospital four times since December. He has been suffering from hypertension. Nicknamed the ‘black panther’, Eusebio grabbed international headlines during the 1966 World Cup in England when Portugal finished third. He also helped his Portuguese club side Benfica reach four European Cup finals in the 1960s. The former striker played for nine

clubs during a 22-year professional career. Born in Mozambique in 1942 when it was still a Portuguese colony, Eusebio da Silva Ferreira went on to play 64 times for Portugal, scoring 41 goals and winning the Golden Boot as the 1966 World Cup’s top goalscorer. He won 10 league championships, five Portuguese cups and one European Cup in his 15 years at Benfica and was Portugal’s top league scorer between 1964 and 1973.

Sacked Maradona invited to Al Wasl ‘farewell ceremony’

By Iain Rogers

‘It was my wish to stay in that wonderful land’ By Brian Murgatroyd

IN BRIEF

DIEGO Maradona has been invited to a ‘farewell ceremony’ by United Arab Emirates club Al Wasl after they sacked him as coach, a senior official said. The club added that the ceremony would “reflect the unique and strong relationship” between them and the mercurial Argentine. The 51 year-old World Cup winner’s two-year contract, signed in May 2011, was terminated on Tuesday by the club’s board after a trophyless season that saw Al Wasl finish eighth in the 12-team UAE Pro League. “We have not decided on a timeframe and it depends on Maradona’s response,” club vice-chairman Mohammed bin Dokhan told reporters. He said Maradona, who was sacked with all his support staff, had not yet replied. Some hours later, however, Maradona published a statement on his personal website (www.diegomaradona.com) thanking Al Wasl for the chance they had given him to be their coach and suggesting they could still reach an agreement about signings to strengthen the team. “It was always my wish to stay in that wonderful land that so welcomed me and I am totally grateful to the sheikh, especially for having received me and given me the opportunity to coach a team from the Emirates,” he said. “Unfortunately, the club

made a statement that I don’t agree with, because my wish was and is to carry on coaching Al Wasl and if it is impossible for the club to buy players, due to a lack of budget, there will also be the possibility to discuss that together with the board and seek solutions,” he added. “I hope to have a meeting soon with the board...and I am quite sure they will be well disposed to do so and we will come to a good agreement.” Bin Dokhan said four or five names were on the table to replace Maradona and an announcement was likely within a week. One of them was Bruno Metsu, who coached the UAE to victory in the 2007 Gulf Cup and won the AFC Champions League with Al Ain in 2003. Metsu also coached Senegal to a notable win over France in the opening match of the 2002 World Cup. Defending the decision to terminate Maradona’s contract, bin Dokhan said the time had been right. “We cannot deny Diego Maradona is the best technical footballer all over the world and he is a qualified coach but we are looking for someone to win a championship for Al Wasl in the next stage,” he added. “We are not happy to terminate the contract but we should always keep away emotion and work for the sake of Al Wasl. “The Board acts for the sake of Al Wasl and in the interests of Al Wasl to put Al Wasl back on the

right track.” The closest Al Wasl, which last won the domestic league title in 2007, came to success last season was in reaching the final of the Gulf Champions League. However, having won the first match against Bahrain side Al Muharraq 3-1, Maradona’s side capitulated in the second leg in Dubai, having two players sent off en route to a 3-1 loss before defeat on penalties. “Maybe it was a reason to terminate, the result of that match,” said bin Dokhan. Maradona’s sacking came a month after he received a vote of confidence from the chairman of a newly constituted board, appointed after the mass resignation of the previous one following the lack of on-field success. Bin Dokhan denied that Tuesday’s announcement was a U-turn. Maradona’s sacking continues his modest record as coach, one that is in complete contrast to his time as a player. In addition to his World Cup-winner’s medal, Maradona enjoyed league 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 successful. Although he led Argentina to the World Cup finals in 2010, his side lost 4-0 to Germany in the quarter-finals.

Barca still furious over lifting of Mourinho ban

Maradona’s sacking continues his modest record as coach, one that is in complete contrast to his time as a player

BARCELONA have fired another salvo in a dispute with Real Madrid and the Spanish football federation over the lifting of Real coach Jose Mourinho’s two-match ban for poking Barca assistant Tito Vilanova in the eye. The clash over the federation’s move on Tuesday to exonerate Mourinho suggests the bad blood that has marred relations between the clubs in recent years is set to spill over into the 2012-13 season beginning next month. “We are angry, we do not agree with the Spanish federation’s decision,” Barca spokesman Toni Freixa told a news conference after a board meeting in the Catalan capital on Wednesday night. “We believe that an aggression like Mourinho’s should not go unpunished,” Freixa said, adding that the Portuguese’s actions were “treacherous”, “very serious” and had been “witnessed by the whole world”. Barca believe the federation’s decision, part of a general amnesty for sanctioned players and coaches, damages the image of Spanish football and can only encourage further aggression. Mourinho, a former Barca assistant coach, was initially banned after attacking Vilanova from behind during a Super Cup match last August. His punishment was rescinded by football federation president Angel Maria Villar, who traditionally forgives some players and coaches after sealing re-election.

Player arrested in Norwegian fixing probe

Bayern Munich sell out all 17 Bundesliga home games

Scolari’s Palmeiras clinch the Copa Brasil title

AN unnamed player has been arrested as part of an investigation into a match-fixing scandal that has rocked Norway this week, the country’s football association (NFF) said. “Police have tonight arrested and charged a Follo player in connection with the ongoing police investigation about the possible manipulation of results,” the NFF said in a statement. Police are probing allegations that two games on June 24 were fixed with Ostsiden IL coming from 3-0 down to win 4-3 against Follo FK while Asker beat Frigg 7-1. The NFF and the players’ union, plus politicians and police are all trying to get to grips with the growing scandal.

BAYERN Munich may have gone without any silverware in the past two seasons but can be proud of their huge support base after selling out all 17 home games for the coming Bundesliga season, a month and a half before the start. Season tickets sales were stopped at 39,500 for their 69,000-Allianz Arena in what looks set to be another profitmaking season, the 20th in a row, for Bayern, who lost to Chelsea in the Champions League final in May. “I want to thank the fans for this magnificent interest,” said Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “This shows how attractive and well supported Bayern are.”

LUIZ Felipe Scolari won his first major title since steering Brazil to World Cup victory in 2002 after his Palmeiras side beat Coritiba 3-1 on aggregate to lift the Copa Brasil title. Palmeiras secured a 1-1 draw at Coritiba’s packed Couto Pereira stadium after winning the first leg 2-0 last week in Sao Paulo to give Scolari his fourth Copa Brasil as a coach. “A team like this should be an example for the history of Palmeiras,” said Scolari in a televised news conference after his players had poured drinks over his head in celebration.


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Sick Fletcher still sidelined

Terry ‘used racial abuse’

Kagawa unveiled at press conference

JOHN Terry was using “straightforward racial abuse” against Anton Ferdinand rather than sarcastically repeating a racist slur, a court heard yesterday. Terry, 31, is accused of calling QPR centre-half Ferdinand a “f****** black c***” during a Premier League match on October 23 last year. Making his closing speech at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, prosecutor Duncan Penny said on Terry’s account, Ferdinand had used the words “calling me a black c***”. Terry claims that he simply repeated back the slur that Ferdinand wrongly thought he had used, and denies a racially aggravated public order offence. This meant that Terry added the word “f******”, and had also used the word ‘and’ before the racial obscenity, Penny said. “If it’s rhetorical repetition, why does the word ‘and’ feature at all? Why are any other words spoken by Mr Terry at all, beyond a black c***?,” Penny asked. The pair had traded insults in the run-up to the alleged racist insult. Ferdinand taunted Terry about his alleged affair with a team-mate’s ex-girlfriend, while Terry implied the QPR player had bad breath. Penny said: “The words ‘and’ and ‘f******’ are Mr Terry’s words and nobody else’s,” he said. “Are they simply a plain response, a retort, lashing out verbally just as Mr Terry did in the original exchange? “Just as he did with the hand over the mouth to imply bad breath, just as he did with the ‘f*** off, f*** off’ directed towards Mr Ferdinand, and finally, when he was fed up, he picked up on the topic of Mr Ferdinand’s abuse, namely the (alleged) extra-marital affair, and retorted with ‘and yours’, or something to that effect, and straightforward racial abuse.” He said it was unlikely that Ferdinand would have had the “motivation or frankly the sophistication” in the heat of the moment to make up an allegation that Terry had used racial abuse. “A false allegation of racism would be an accusation which involved more sophisticated thought processes than had hitherto been going on, on that football pitch,” Mr Penny said. He said Ferdinand would not be the first “victim” who was reluctant to give evidence in court. “What was in this for Anton Ferdinand? This case will follow him for the rest of his career. He made it clear he did not wish to be here (in court), just like Mr (Ashley) Cole,” the prosecutor said. “Was it, in the case of Ferdinand, because he had made a grave and false allegation against the England captain? “You may wish to ask yourself the question, whether in truth he was brave to give evidence in this trial?”

SIR Alex Ferguson has confirmed Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is yet to attempt a comeback from his chronic bowel complaint. Fletcher has been absent since December after United confirmed the precise mystery “virus” that had been affecting the midfielder since the previous campaign. And whilst Ferguson insisted the Old Trafford outfit would provide Fletcher with “all the time he needs”, there must now be some doubt over the Scotland star ever playing at the highest level again. “He has not started training with us,” confirmed the United boss. “He has obviously got great challenges ahead,” Ferguson added. “We are happy to be patient but he won’t be starting the season. “It is unfortunate because he is such a magnificent professional and such a nice lad. If it doesn’t work for him, he knows he has a position at the club anyway.” Ferguson was speaking at a press conference to unveil his two summer signings, England Under-18 international Nick Powell and Shinji Kagawa, who has signed this summer from German double-winners Borussia Dortmund. And the United manager is keen to add one more new face to his squad before the quest to regain the Premier League title from Manchester City begins next month. “There will possibly be one

Darren Fletcher has been absent since December after United confirmed the precise mystery “virus” that had been affecting the midfielder since the previous campaign. Ferguson confirmed that his fellow Scot has yet to attempt a comeback more,” he said. “We have always done well in terms of getting players in at the end of the season. That is the right time. “But always in a European Championship or World Cup year, there is a delay in the transfer industry. “That is over now and we are still trying to get one more in.” Meanwhile, in welcoming Powell from Crewe, Ferguson repeated his claim that Paul Pogba, who has left for Juventus, treated the Red Devils with a “lack of respect”. “We were disappointed in Paul Pogba, there is no question about that,” said the Scot. “He showed a lack of respect

Shinji Kagawa is unveiled by Sir Alex yesterday to the club. “But he has made his decision now. “Although we always felt he was going, he never indicated it until he left. That was dis-

appointing.” Kagawa meanwhile says he is confident he can rise to what he describes as ‘the greatest challenge’ of his career. The attacking midfielder has made a meteoric rise to prominence, having won back-to-back Bundesliga titles with Dortmund after previously featuring in the second tier of Japanese football, and he is keen to continue the upward trend of his career to date. “I’m happy to be here and every day I’ll take the chance to improve myself and move further up,” he told the world’s press at his Old Trafford unveiling. “It’s definitely the greatest challenge of my

career and I hope to learn and improve every day. “I’ve always said I have to improve my playing qualities; now I’ve been here a bit I can really feel the difference. It’s a top level club and environment, and when the other internationals join us it will be even better. “I definitely feel the attention of the media globally now. I’m a member of a great club at Manchester United. I think I can handle the pressure and am pretty confident I can adapt to the style of the Premier League. “Everything here shows me it’s a really big club and it’s a great honour to play here. I want to really contribute by achieving concrete results.”

Celtic legend Joe McBride dies

Goal machine: the Scotland international had a formidable strike rate during his career

FORMER Celtic, Motherwell and Hibernian striker Joe McBride has died, aged 74. McBride, who played for the Hoops between June 1965 and November 1968, passed away at Glasgow Royal Infirmary on Wednesday night having suffered a suspected stroke at the weekend, Celtic confirmed yesterday morning. He suffered a mid-season injury which ruled him out of Celtic’s 1967 European Cup triumph over Inter Milan in Lisbon, having already scored 35 goals in 26 games during the campaign. Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell paid tribute to McBride, who had also worked as an ambassador for the club. “The passing of Joe McBride is tragic news,” he told celticfc.net. “Joe was a very fine man, an absolute gentleman and someone who gave tremendous service to the club over a number of years. “It was a privilege to know Joe and it was fantastic that

someone who gave so much to Celtic was still involved with the club in a number of ways - he will truly be sadly missed by everyone at Celtic. “The thoughts of everyone at the club are very much with Joe’s family at this very difficult time.” The Scotland international had a formidable strike rate during his career, especially whilst at Celtic, where his goalscoring exploits rank amongst the best in the club’s illustrious history. McBride started his career with Kilmarnock before an unsuccessful time in England led to him moving to Partick and Motherwell and then on to Celtic. Great success followed as he won two league championships and a couple of League Cups with the Hoops, scoring 86 goals in 94 games for the club. Former team-mate Tommy Gemmell also paid his respects to the prolific frontman.

“This has come as a terrible shock,” he told The Sun. “Joe was a great lad and we had some wonderful moments together. “It was easy to see why the Celtic supporters took to him. He was one of their own and a real man’s man in the dressing room and out on the pitch. “Our thoughts immediately go out to his family at this dreadful time.” Current Celtic boss Neil Lennon also offered the sympathies of everyone at the club. “The loss of Joe is terrible news. It was a pleasure to be in Joe’s company and on a personal level, Joe was someone who was always very supportive to myself,” he said. “I know Joe Junior (McBride’s son) well too and on behalf of the whole management and backroom team, and the players, we offer our sincere condolences to Joe’s family. We know this will be a very difficult time for them all.”


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FIFA knew of bribes, claims court report Football’s world governing body insisted on dropping any criminal proceedings By Martyn Ziegler

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Britain’s Amir Khan (left) lost his WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles following a controversial defeat to Lamont Peterson last December. The American failed a drugs test ahead of their May rematch, with Khan now saying that ‘justice has been done’

Overjoyed Khan reinstated as WBA world champion By Phil Barnett AMIR Khan has welcomed the WBA’s decision to reinstate him as their lightwelterweight champion following his controversial loss to Lamont Peterson. The Briton lost his WBA and IBF belts in a hotly-disputed loss to Peterson in the Washington fighter’s hometown last December. Khan raised a number of grievances surrounding the result and was further vindicated when Peterson tested positive for synthetic testosterone before their scheduled May rematch. Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer told the Press Association the WBA informed him that Khan has been given his title back and will put it on the line in a unification bout with WBC champion Danny Garcia tomorrow in Las Vegas. “Justice has been done,” Khan said. “I’m glad the WBA are reinstating me as champion, it means I walk into this fight as world champion. “There is a chance to win the WBC belt as well but not only that, the Ring magazine title will be on the line as well. “It means this fight will really show who is the best fighter in the 140lb division.” Both the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation have taken their time considering what action to take. Schaefer claimed recently the WBA had decided to strip Peterson of the belt and put it on the line, but the WBA, true to form, made no public statement. However, Schaefer revealed they have gone a step further by not simply declaring the title vacant but, crucially,

awarding it to Khan, who will receive the hollow title of ‘super champion’. Peterson admitted to using the testosterone - apparently for medical reasons - before their controversial encounter, calling into question the validity of his win. While the result has not been overturned and seems unlikely to be in the future, the WBA’s decision adds weight to Khan’s belief that the loss should be regarded as null and void. A statement from the WBA said: “The World Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association officially announced today its decision to reinstate the British boxer Amir Khan as super champion who may be able to unify title with Danny Garcia on Saturday July 14. “This decision was taken after the positive doping result of the American Lamont Peterson, confirmed by the medical experts. “Given the circumstances, Peterson’s status is champion in recess and it is subject to revision.” Schaefer was also overjoyed at the WBA’s decision and hopes Khan will prove himself as the world’s best light-welterweight on Saturday. “I got confirmation that the WBA have reinstated Amir Khan as their super champion and so he will go into the fight defending his title,” Schaefer told Press Association Sport. “Danny Garcia will be defending his WBA belt and we’ve just learnt that the Ring magazine are putting their belt on the line for the winner of this fight - all three belts will be on the line. “It’s great news. And it’s great news for both fighters as the winner of this fight will be recognised as the best 140-pounder in the world.”

IFA chiefs had knowledge that senior officials including former president Joao Havelange had been paid bribes by the organisation’s former marketing company ISL, a court document has revealed. The world governing body also agreed to pay 2.5million Swiss francs (£1.64m) in compensation - but only on the condition that criminal proceedings against Havelange and executive committee member Ricardo Teixeira were dropped. The publication of the report by the prosecutor’s office of the Swiss canton of Zug suggests that current FIFA president Sepp Blatter would have been aware of at least one bribe paid to Havelange. FIFA have published the report on their website, but it leaves big question marks about why no action was ever taken against Havelange or Teixeira, and why the organisation went to such lengths to protect the two senior figures. The report states: “The finding that FIFA had knowledge of the bribery payments to persons within its organs is not questioned. “This is firstly because various members of the executive committee had received money, and furthermore, among other things, it was confirmed by the former chief financial officer of FIFA as a witness that a certain payment made to Joao Havelange... amounting to CHF1m was mistakenly directly transferred to a FIFA account; not only the CFO had knowledge of this, but also, among others, P1 would also have known about it.” The person referred to in the report as P1 is not identified, but it also states that P1 and Havelange had signed the marketing agreement with ISL on behalf of FIFA in 1997. It is known that the agreement was signed by Havelange, who was president, and Blatter who was then general secretary. The documents state

Joao Havelange, who is now 96, is still honorary FIFA president, a title conferred on him after he stepped down in 1998 after 24 years as the most powerful man in world football

Havelange was paid at least CHF1.5m (£1m), Teixeira at least CHF12.74m (£8.37m) and the pair may have received as much as CHF21.9m (£14.4m). The two men have dominated Brazilian football between them for the last 50 years. Teixeira at one time was Havelange’s son-in-law and only stepped down earlier this year from FIFA’s executive committee and as head of Brazil’s 2014 World Cup organising committee after it became apparent the report would be published. Teixeira and Havelange also tried to block the publication by going to the Swiss federal court but failed to do so. Both men have paid compensation, Teixeira of CHF2.5m and Havelange of CHF0.5m, and FIFA who were being investigated for “disloyal management” also agreed to pay CHF2.5m. The report does confirm that Blatter was not among those on the list of people who were paid bribes by

ISL. A FIFA statement said: “This announcement was part of a process of reforms launched at the FIFA Congress in June 2011, the roadmap for which was approved by the FIFA executive committee on 21 October 2011. Havelange, who is now 96, is still honorary FIFA president, a title conferred on him after he stepped down in 1998 after 24 years as the most powerful man in world football. He resigned as a member of the International Olympic Committee in December after 48 years on the grounds of ill health, just days before the body was due to sanction him following their ethics committee’s own investigation into ISL payments.


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