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Record heat for the second day Temperatures soar to 44 in Nicosia as weather warning lifted to amber By Andria Kades and Poly Pantelides


ESTERDAY marked the second consecutive day temperature records were broken this year, with the temperature hitting 44 degrees Celsius in Nicosia - an increase of one degree from Monday when people started being admitted to hospital, unable to cope with the weather. A 51-year-old woman was admitted in a comatose condition on Monday, and is now breathing through a respirator in Nicosia general hospital’s intensive care unit. “A few days need to pass to see how the situation unfolds,” said assistant head of Nicosia general hospital’s accident and emergency department Savvas Christodoulou commenting on her condition. Two men, aged 60 and 85, were also admitted but should “get over it soon,” Christodoulou said. The meteorological office yesterday upped the weather warning to amber, which corresponds to a caution to the public to take action to protect themselves. Pregnant women, the

elderly, infants and young children are vulnerable and should avoid sun exposure between 11am and 4pm, even when in the shade. Case in point is a threemonth-old infant who was sunburnt and dehydrated and was taken to hospital on Monday even though his mother kept him away from direct sun exposure. “His mother thought that when her infant was under a small umbrella, she would be able to protect him. Unfortunately, that’s not enough,” said Costas Hadjicostis, the head of Makarios children’s hospital in Nicosia, where the infant is being treated with sunburn in the face and chest and mild dehydration. Hadjicostis said that young children and infants should be covered with clothes, avoid the sun completely between 11am and 4pm (not even under an umbrella), and drink a lot of water. “The heat is insufferable. The fan only spews hot air back at me,” said 43-yearold Mary Georgiou. “I stupidly decided to ride my bike at 2.30pm. Although I ride my bike every day, I really struggled. It took me


Cooling off: a young boy in a Nicosia swimming pool yesterday, where temperatures reached their highest for the year

Chocolate can be good for you says EU regulator THE European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has ruled cocoa powder and dark chocolate can help improve blood circulation - a claim made by Barry Callebaut, the world’s largest maker of chocolate products. The Swiss group, which supplies Nestle and Hershey with cocoa and chocolate products, said yesterday

it had provided evidence to EFSA that eating 10 grammes of dark chocolate or its equivalent in cocoa that were high in flavanols helped blood flow. If the European Commission signs off on the ruling, the company and its customers would have the right to use the health claim on packaging for chocolate drinks,

cereal bars and biscuits. For the clinical studies it conducted to back up the claim, Barry Callebaut said it used a special process to make cocoa products that maintain the flavanols, which are usually destroyed during chocolate-making. A string of scientific studies in recent years has shown the potential for health ben-

efits from eating chocolate. Research last year suggested it might be linked to a onethird reduction in the risk of developing heart disease. The EU is clamping down on health claims for food, approving only 200 of over 2,500 applications earlier this year and giving food companies until the end of 2012 to remove rejected claims.

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Police, welfare dept are accused in case of domestic violence

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‘Professions involved do not know or properly apply procedures’ By Natalie Hami CHILD Commissioner Leda Koursoumba has criticised the police, the welfare services and the health services over mishandling a case of domestic violence, and thus violating a child’s rights. “All of the professions involved (police, welfare services, health services) do not know and neither do they adequately apply the procedures set out in the handbook (for cases of domestic violence),” said Koursoumba. She added that it demonstrates the services and the professionals involved need to improve the way in which they work together. Koursoumba was referring to a domestic violence case which she was informed of by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in December 2010. The investigation lasted until September 2011. According to the information from the NGO, a father abused his wife on December 15, 2010 in front of their fouryear-old child. The following day the woman reported the incident to police, who sent her to the general hospital to be examined and told her to come back with a medical report the next day at 7pm. She did just that and arrived back at the police station with her child. However, the police did not take her statement but called her husband in, according to the report. After a conversation with the welfare services the child was handed over to his father, despite the fact that the welfare services said that he should go with his mother. A few days later when she went back to the police station to make a statement they told her that her husband had filed a

Improvement needed in working together says Koursoumba complaint that she had been violent towards their child on December 15. In the meantime he had been asked to get the child examined at the hospital but doctors did not find any injuries. Koursoumba confirmed that at some point the child was

handed back to its mother. In the report she said the father and the welfare services official said that they did not manage to get the child’s statement on tape as he was not ready. The investigation revealed that once again “the procedures were not main-

tained”. According to the Labour Minister Sotiroulla Charalambous’ response during the investigation there was a history of domestic violence in the family and they had been supervised by the welfare services since 2008. Koursoumba said the child had remained with his father, without any contact with his mother, until the case was brought to her (December 21, 2010). In a letter to Koursoumba the NGO claims that because the case was handled so badly by the welfare services and the police, the rights of the child were violated. “The fact that the child was handed over to the father by the police despite the welfare official’s suggestion for him to be given to his mother, proves that police personnel do not know how to handle cases of domestic violence and neither are they clear of their role in such cases,” said Koursoumba. She added that the best way of dealing with the situation since there was obvious conflict, and in front of the child, was to use the services of a family counsellor. She also said that when the child was sent to be examined (on the allegations that his mother had abused him) he should have been send to the Paediatrics Unit by the police but he was obviously examined by a pathologist at accidents and emergency. Koursoumba said this indicates that they do not know or apply what’s in the handbook. “Children and families with multiple needs must benefit from coordinated services from professionals that come from different sectors… the responsibilities of each service must be made clear to those receiving it,” she said.

CMP member Christophe Girod moves on By Natalie Hami MEMBER of the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP), Christophe Girod, announced yesterday he was leaving his post but reassured that the identification of missing persons “remains in Cyprus”. “(The project) remains in Cyprus… investigations are carried out in Cyprus by Cypriots, and Cypriot anthropologists at the anthropology centre,” said Girod, who said he has been with the CMP for six years. Questioned as to why he was leaving he simply said: “In this profession after several years you move and so I’m moving and taking up other responsibilities.” The CMP and the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING) have recently been embroiled in what appeared to be a battle of wills over a long-standing contractual dispute which ended in a decision by the CMP to move DNA testing of missing people

to Bosnia. CING had been carrying out the testing since 2007. The dispute stemmed from the fact the CMP wanted to introduce new, stricter standards in the identification process from 2008 to mirror internationally-recognised best practices. While some demands were met, disagreement remained on a large number. On May 10 the CING board decided to end their cooperation with the CMP. “We were hoping that they would come along with the terms of the contract,” said Girod. The remains of the missing persons will continue to be kept at the CMP Anthropological Laboratory in Nicosia, while the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Bosnia will only receive samples that are necessary for DNA testing. Girod stressed the DNA data bank will be kept in Cyprus in the custody of both Cypriot members of the CMP, adding that “only a coded copy will be sent to the ICMP for genetic testing”. The final identifications will be done

in Cyprus by a bicommunal team of geneticists. “The remains of the missing will stay in Cyprus, only bone and teeth samples are sent to the ICMP,” said Girod, adding that the final identifications are signed by Cypriot scientists. Girod also assured that the rate of identifications will soon increase as they are currently hiring new scientists. Over 300 missing persons have been identified to date by the CMP. Girod pointed out however that the easy part is behind them, as the CMP has so far exhumed places that were considered easy. “We are now in the process of digging more places where we’re not always 100 per cent sure they will yield remains of missing persons, we are also digging places like wells which are lengthy and costly to exhume, so although it’s continuing, it’s more difficult,” he said. Girod added that the issue of access to military bases in the north is on the table.

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Home Weather records broken continued from page one almost an hour to recover,” a 29-year-old woman from Nicosia said. The labour inspection department issued a warning to employers to keep their staff indoors between 12pm and 4pm in the cities of Limassol, Paphos and Larnaca. In Nicosia and Famagusta, employers were told to take adequate measures to protect their staff but because it is less humid, workers are allowed to work outdoors, the labour inspection department’s head Leandros Nicolaides said. Temperatures are expected to remain high throughout the next few days, the meteorological office said, with maximum levels dropping by a degree or two from tomorrow although remaining high for the time of year.

Syrians on hunger strike over detention conditions AROUND 15 Syrians held in cells at Lakatamia police detention centre have been on a hunger strike for the last seven days, nongovernmental organisation (ngo) Future World Centre announced yesterday. The NGO said they had received phone calls from people who were protesting lengthy detentions. “Hunger strikes and setting cells on fire indicate that people despair [and] have come to a dead-end and is solid proof that authorities are not worthy of their responsibilities and duties towards those Syrians,” Future World Centre said. They added that “desperate” inmates said they were willing to be deported to countries where their safety could not be guaranteed, “risking being victims of human trafficking,” in hope they might find a legal way to go to safer destinations

such as Australia. Inmates at holding cell Block 10 at the Nicosia central prison set fire to cells last week, in response to long detention periods. One detainee was injured and four others were treated for breathing problems. A riot also broke out. Acting prison governor George Tryfonides said that detainees had set mattresses alight and the fire spread. He said that similar incidents happened “frequently”. Ombudswoman Eliza Savvidou expressed her “strong concern” over the way immigrants are held during deportation proceedings. Keeping people locked in for a long time “gives rise to such phenomena,” she said because conditions are “inappropriate”. Savvidou asked authorities to review deportation practices.

Bill Clinton here for lecture FORMER president of the United States Bill Clinton will give a lecture on the economic crisis, at European University Cyprus on Saturday. Clinton is the Honorary Chancellor of Laureate International Universities, which the European University is connected to, and he offers advice on social responsibility, youth leadership and increasing access to higher education. “President Clinton will share his ideas with our students, faculty, administration, alumni and the community in the (university’s) Cultural Centre at 4pm, in a public address on ‘The

Crisis talk: Bill Clinton Current Global Economic Situation’”, the university announced. Clinton is due to exchange views and ideas with the audience.

Shark fishing trip that has been identified on Facebook as being on board a Napa Cruises vessel

Fishing trips blasted for hunting sharks Environmentalists liken practice to ‘murder’ not fishing By Natalie Hami CONSERVATIONISTS are up in arms over the fishing of protected species of shark in the waters around the island, with certain companies offering to take groups of tourists out onto the waters to partake in this activity. “Most of these sharks are nursing and basking sharks and they have no teeth, they are not carnivorous and they are near extinction,” said Michalis Papacharidemou, head of Nireas Marine Research. The cost of partaking in this activity can start at around €1,000 according to some of the websites of companies offering it. According to Papacharidemou, all of this started a few years ago and could partly be due to the fact that most people think “sharks are going to eat us”. “Cypriots have to understand that if the chain breaks down the whole ecosystem breaks down,” he added, describing the practice as “murder” and not as fishing. Papacharidemou said they had sent

letters to the Fisheries Department but had got no response. “Authorities must realise that it’s not good towards the environment,” he added. Environment Commissioner Charalambos Theopemptou relayed a similar experience saying he had sent a letter to the Agriculture Minister but had not received a reply on the issue. Theopemptou said that a ‘catch and release’ policy exists but it was doubtful whether it was actually implemented, saying that the animal is tormented by the process of getting it onto the boat in the first place anyway. “This is very worrying to me… it gives off the feeling that we’re completely out of control,” he added. An official at the Fisheries Department, who preferred not to be named, could only clarify that an amateur fishing licence forbids the fishing of any sharks and especially those that are protected. Director of Napa Sea Cruises in Larnaca, which offers shark fishing, Andreas Panayiotou confirmed they do offer these deals to tourists, however

along with the opportunity to fish different types of fish too. “Everyone does it, we’re not the only ones… it’s not forbidden if you’ve got your licences,” he said, adding that if they don’t have the right the police should come and stop them. Questioned as to whether they release whatever is caught he said that “some of them” are. He later confirmed however that sharks are thrown back, as they cannot be eaten. Pictures on Facebook reportedly taken on excursions on a Napa Cruises boat show a woman holding the mouth of what looks like a bluntnose sixgill shark open with a rope, with what also looks like a baby in front of it. The species are near threatened and are not known to have eaten any humans. Another photo shows several dead sharks, hanging upsidedown from their fins. A more disturbing video was also released recently by a group of Cypriots who had caught a shark and then filmed themselves hammering it to death. Other companies offering shark fishing on the island are Argonaftis Tours and Raptor Excursions.

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Home DISY leader attacked for being coupists’ lawyer By Poly Pantelides PRESIDENT Demetris Christofias yesterday addressed an event to mark resistance to a Greek-inspired coup in 1974 which - together with the subsequent Turkish invasion – “brought about a de facto division” of the island. He was talking in Limassol, among members of the Coup Resistance group, which has attacked DISY leader and presidential candidate Nicos Anastasiades for being a lawyer for coup supporters. The coup was spearheaded by Georgios Grivas Digenis, a Cypriot general in the Greek army aiming for union with Greece, or Enosis. In the early 70s, Digenis formed paramilitary group EOKA-B and on July 15, supported by the military junta controlling Greece, led a coup against the president.

Five days later Turkish troops attacked and secured 37 per cent of the island. In 1983, Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktas presented a declaration of independence of the Turkish republic of northern Cyprus considered illegal internationally. “The extent to the conspiracy and betrayal was so large that in the end the Junta and EOKA-B carried out the coup to supposedly bring union with Greece. Instead of union, they have brought about a de facto division,” Christofias said. The head of the coup resistance group, Elias Kyriakides, said on Monday that Anastasiades was lawyer for EOKAB members and attended Digenis’ memorial services, “insulting historic truth”. Anastasiades supported the Annan plan, a UN proposal to solve the Cyprob by creating a federation of two states.

Airport deal details to be discussed next week By Stefanos Evripidou THE HEAD of the Chinese company seeking to invest in the old Larnaca airport over a 50 year period is due back in Cyprus next week to respond to the government’s positions on the potential €600m deal. Communications Minister Efthymios Flourentzos said yesterday the government was expecting the head of Far Eastern Phoenix Ltd (FEP) to arrive in Cyprus next week “to bring answers and discuss further with us”. He added: “I hope there will be a conclusion. The information we’re getting is positive, but without tangible evidence I cannot speak with absolute certainty.” Last month, Flourentzos said the government is prepared

to extend the Chinese investment deal for the old Larnaca airport by 31 years, taking it from 19 to 50, but only under certain conditions. A deal was first reached between FEP and airports’ operator Hermes a year and a half ago for a 19-year period, when the latter’s concession agreement on the old airport expires. The Chinese company sought to extend that deal for a further 31 years to justify the large investment needed. However, finalisation of the 50-year agreement has hit a number of snags, with the state only recently giving the potential Chinese investors a final proposal with a list of preconditions for reaching agreement. The Chinese are due to respond to those conditions next week.

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Communications minister Efthymios Flourentzos will suggest some of the law be re-examined

New law ‘catastrophe for Cyprus Airways’ Policies attached to payout ‘not that simple’ to implement By Jacqueline Agathocleous COMMUNICATIONS Minister Efthymios Flourentzos plans to seek referral of the recently passed law calling for an open skies policy to be enforced, saying it would be catastrophic for ailing state carrier Cyprus Airways (CY). The minister explained that implementing such a policy wouldn’t be that simple, considering bilateral agreements would have to be signed with third countries. Lawmakers added the provision – along with a number of other terms and conditions, including an overhaul of the CY board of directors – during last week’s plenary discussion of a bill to increase the airline’s share capital. In the end, MPs approved less than half of the requested €31.33 million, saying the re-

mainder would be approved once the new board was appointed, the open skies policy implemented and a new rescue plan drafted. “I will suggest to the President to refer at least the point of the law which refers to the adoption of an open skies policy,” Flourentzos said yesterday. “Based on current legal commitments, we can’t have an open skies policy unless there are bilateral agreements between the Republic of Cyprus and the third countries, outside the EU.” He added the old restructuring plan, which MPs rejected, aimed at ensuring the company didn’t suffer any more losses so as to make it more attractive to investors. The government, being main shareholders in CY, is seeking investors to take over the majority – or even

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the entire – package of its shares. “The way things have developed will lead to a catastrophe for Cyprus Airways,” said Flourentzos. “When states draw up bilateral agreements or memorandums of understanding in the air transport sector, they always take into serious account their own airlines, in an effort to protect them.” He said Canadian conglomerate Triple Five had presented the old CY board – which has already handed in its resignation to the government – with a proposal to invest in the airline, which should soon have been presented to the relevant ministerial committee. “Unfortunately, with the recent developments, it seems that this will be impossible,” said the minister, adding that he hoped parliament would have second thoughts over the open skies provision, “so that with implementation of the restructuring plan, but also with swift rhythms, we will be able to correspond to any proposal for participation of a strategic investor or for full purchase of Cyprus Airways’ shares’ package”. Meanwhile, the CY unions will meet tomorrow to examine ways to react, with many proposing a protest march towards the parties’ offices. All parties except ruling AKEL voted in favour of the amendments. The general secretary of union SYNIKA-SEK, Andreas Pierides, said CY was almost certainly being led to closure, while at the same time there was confusion and avoidance to take responsibility.

He said the unions would meet tomorrow “to find ways to react”. He added, “It isn’t just the matter of the open skies that we have a problem with. We have a board of directors, which presented its resignations to the relevant minister, at a time when this company is facing a serious viability problem”. Pierides said there was a specific number of CY workers who have been aware since the beginning of they year that they are considered redundant. “Does anyone take all this into account?” he wondered. “There is a disconnect; everyone is avoiding taking responsibility and we are observing this organisation move with certainty to its end, while everyone is playing dumb.” But Pierides added that the CY workers would never shoot themselves in the foot. “Any strike action, will first affect the workers themselves,” he explained, adding that the majority of unionists were in favour of a march towards the offices of the parties that passed the law – DISY, DIKO, EDEK, Green Party and EVROKO. “Open skies” is an international policy concept that calls for the liberalisation of the rules and regulations of the international aviation industry – especially commercial aviation – to create a free-market environment for the airline industry. For open skies to become effective, a bilateral – or even multilateral – air transport agreements must be signed between two or more nations.

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Home High interest rates for those affected put forward as law suits drawn up Israeli energy company lists on Cyprus Stock Exchange

Island’s banks, misled investors seek solutions

CO Cyprus Opportunity Energy Public Company Ltd, an Israeli-controlled company with interests in energy, has been listed on the Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE). The company has been listed for trading on the CSE’s Emerging Companies Market. It is the first company specialising in hydrocarbons research and extraction to be listed on the Nicosia bourse. According to an announcement from the company, CO is “a newly incorporated company whose primary intention is to participate in oil and/or gas exploration in the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus.” On May 11 this year, the company, as part of a consortium, submitted applications for two offshore licences (for blocks 2 and 8) through the tender for the second licencing round. The consortium consists of Israel Opportunity Oil & Gas Exploration and Norwegian entity AGR Energy AS as the prospective operators of the licence.

REVIEW “At the time of listing, the company is in the application review stage of the Cyprus government licencing process. As part of the application process the company acquired 2D seismic data to which it has already performed preliminary analysis which formed part of its business strategy,” the announcement said. “Should the company fail to obtain the licences it applied for, the company has a Plan B and intends to create joint ventures with third parties in the exploration and production of other offshore licences.” In total, the second licencing round garnered 15 bids by 29 companies from around the world. The bids are currently being evaluated by an advisory committee made up of permanent secretaries of the ministries of commerce, finance, foreign affairs and agriculture, along with the attorney-general, energy service director and geological survey department head. They will submit their recommendations to the Commerce Minister who will take them to cabinet for a final decision in November, after which negotiations with the preferred bidders will start.

By Elias Hazou IN AN apparent bid to placate thousands of investors claiming to have been defrauded by misleading products promising high yields, the Popular Bank has suggested offering them increased interest rates. The informal proposal was put forward by Popular Bank Group CEO Christos Stylianides during a gathering yesterday at the Finance Ministry. Attending were representatives of the investors, Popular Bank and Bank of Cyprus executives, Finance Ministry technocrats, and officials from the Central Bank, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and the Attorney-general’s office. Depositors claim they were deceived by banks which encouraged them to invest in securities without having an authorised professional properly explain the risks. As a result of the Greek sovereign debt write-down, Cypriot banks including Popular Bank and the Bank of Cyprus have been hit with severe losses requiring €1.8 billion and €500 million respectively to recapitalise in accordance with regulatory requirements. This forced them to suspend interest payments on highreturn investment products, causing their value to plummet and leaving people with only a fraction of their initial investments. The European Central Bank does not allow any payments on securities issued by a bank currently undergoing recapitalisation. A decree approved last year by both the cabinet and parliament for the recapitalisation of the Popular Bank provided a forewarning to MPs that interest payments would thus cease. The banks are not paying the seven per cent promised to investors, and are trying to reach a deal with them to exchange shares for the secu-

rities. The banks have suspended interest payments and blocked access to investors’ capital, resulting in threats of lawsuits from depositors. During yesterday’s meeting, the Popular Bank put forth an “informal proposal” whereby the bank would offer affected investors increased interest rates for a fixed period to cover capital losses. On behalf of the investors, Fivos Mavrovouniotis said they proposed converting the securities into fixed-term instruments or swapping them with government bonds. The investors meet tomorrow to decide their preferred course of action, when they will submit their final proposal in writing to the Finance Ministry. Mavrovouniotis suggested the government should not agree to the ECB’s haircut on securities, just as it is refusing to accept a cut in corporate tax as a condition for an EU bailout. And Stavros Yiallourides, one of the depositors claiming to have been defrauded by the banks, took a jibe at politicians, saying they should not use the so-called ‘troika’ as “a boogieman.” On Tuesday, legislators feigned ignorance of the contentious clause in the decree stipulating a suspension of interest payments on securities of banks undergoing recapitalisation. The Finance Ministry yesterday released a statement, quoting directly from the decree. It said the decree had been drafted by the ministry in cooperation with the Central Bank and had been vetted by the Attorney-general’s office. Bank of Cyprus and Cyprus Popular Bank accumulated €1.4 billion in securities on which they are currently not paying interest. There are close to 8,000 affected investors. Some have likened the case to the stock exchange scandal of 1999-

2000. Many of the investors are complaining they were misled and the products they were buying were not explained clearly to them. One law firm alone is preparing more than 80 lawsuits against Popular Bank, which is now owned by the state. The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) said the banks had published the risks as required by the law, including the risk that the bank may not pay interest if it has insufficient capital. However, CySEC chairwoman Demetra Kalogirou pointed out there is still a question about who actually advised bank customers about the products. If it was a bank employee instead of licenced investment advisers with the necessary certificates, then this is a problem, she said.

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Parties accuse Britain of provocative Unficyp stance Guarantor said to be trying to cause problems for the Greek Cypriots By Stefanos Evripidou BRITAIN GOT an earful yesterday from the majority of political parties over its stance at the UN Security Council on the renewal of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). Informal consultations at the Security Council (UNSC) on the six-month renewal of the mandate of UNFICYP have centred on Britain’s insistence on including a clause for a specific review of the peacekeeping force. Negotiations are expected to end in time for the adoption of a UN resolution today. Parties yesterday referred to Britain’s stance as “provocative”, “unacceptable” and “anti-Cypriot”. According to Cyprus News Agency (CNA), the British want to include a reference on the future restructuring of UNFICYP in the resolution. It quoted a UNSC member describing the British representative’s stance in New York as “provocative”. The British diplomat report-

edly informed the Security Council members that his country had contacted the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot side who “are not quite satisfied” with the draft resolution but made no contact with the Cyprus Permanent Representation to the UN, said the CNA report. AKEL spokesman Giorgos Loucaides yesterday slammed Britain’s stance in the UNSC as being “unacceptable”. The UK’s long-standing positions on the Cyprus problem justifiably evoke negative feelings among the Cypriot people, he said, suggesting Britain be more careful in its stance. DIKO said Britain was “cheekily” and “provocatively” trying to cause problems for Greek Cypriots. “Britain once again confirms its anti-Cypriot role, reminding us that it remains Cyprus’ nemesis,” said a DIKO statement. EDEK spokesman Demetris Papadakis called on the government to seek outstanding debts owed by Britain since 1965, a reference to rent not paid for

use of the British bases in Cyprus, as set out in the Treaty of Establishment. He described British behaviour as “anti-Cypriot”, accusing the UNSC permanent member and official guarantor of the Cyprus Republic of “slyly” trying to change the composition and mandate of UNFICYP. EVROKO’s general secretary Stelios Americanos said the UK’s position on the renewal of UNFICYP was “provocative”.

DANGEROUS Presidential candidate Giorgos Lillikas said the British demand to review UNFICYP’s mandate was “particularly dangerous”, arguing that the real aim was to undermine the international status of the Cyprus Republic. “If the British have a problem participating in UNFICYP, then the British contingent can leave and there are other friendly countries willing to replace it,” said Lillikas. According to a British diplomatic source, reports that Britain had not con-

tacted the Cyprus permanent representation in New York were “simply not true”. London has been in contact with Cypriot representatives in Nicosia, London and New York during negotiations on the resolution, said the source. The underlying assumption that Britain was going behind Cyprus’ back to reduce UNFICYP or abolish it was also “untrue”, said the source, noting that the force’s mandate is taken as a given. However, previous reviews of the peacekeeping force led to various changes in the way it is used and operates, which did not make it any less capable of playing a deterrent role, argued the source. Traditionally, Britain is responsible for preparing the draft resolution of UNFICYP’s renewal, the wording of which is debated and negotiated upon until a final resolution is passed. In the last few years, calls for a review of the force have repeatedly come up. Past reports have suggested the pressure to review

UNFICYP was borne from UN Special Adviser on Cyprus Alexander Downer’s attempt to change the status quo on the island by threatening to remove one of the seemingly ‘fixed’ variables. “Like with any other peacekeeping mission, UNFICYP needs to be reviewed every so often to ensure it’s doing its job effectively. It’s been eight years since it was last done,” said the source, adding that this way “the UN can be confident it’s getting good value for resources that UN members are putting in”. On allegations that Britain has got Turkey’s back in the Security Council, the diplomat maintained that’s not how things work, pointing out that Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots appear equally unhappy with the draft resolution. UNFICYP was set up in 1964 to prevent further fighting between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities on the island and bring about a return to normal conditions.

CYPRUS TODAY Teenager held AN 18-year-old accused of assisting in the robbery of over €100,000 from a hypermarket was arrested in his home in Paphos yesterday and later remanded for eight days. On June 11, three unmasked assailants stopped a convoy of cars transporting the hypermarket’s female employee to the bank to deposit the business’ money. The men then proceeded to fire shots in the air and snatched her bag containing the €100,000. They then fled the scene in two stolen getaway cars. According to reports, the men appeared to be aware of the route the convoy was travelling. Police located the stolen cars as well as the assailant’s gloves which along with evidence from the crime scene held the forensic evidence linking the 18-year-old to the crime. Police believe the youth will help lead them to the arrest of the remaining gang members despite his current refusal to admit any guilt related to the crime.

Beach clean-up A BEACH and sea cleanup operation was held on Fig Tree Bay in Protaras over the weekend as part of the project Green Cyprus Beaches. Taking part were the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, the UK Travel Foundation and the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Association with the support of the Municipality of Paralimni and Green Dot Cyprus. Boy Scouts from Paralimni also participated in the event, along with municipality employees, and volunteers from Thomas Cook and Easy Divers Cyprus. Green Cyprus Beaches said this was only the first in a series of environmental events they have planned. Anybody interested in volunteering with them should contact greeningcyprusbeaches@

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Backing Malas: AKEL central committee members during yesterday’s meeting

(Christos Theodorides)

Health minister gets AKEL district committees backing AKEL’s district committees yesterday voted in favour of Health Minister Stavros Malas’ candidacy for the presidential elections next February. Malas got 95 per cent of all votes while the remaining 5.0 per cent abstained. Malas was endorsed by AKEL’s central committee in June. He should be officially selected during a party conference later this week when the central committee discusses comments by the district committees.

Meantime, independent presidential candidate George Lillikas and AKEL spokesman George Loucaides had a public spat yesterday over the Cyprus problem. Loucaides accused Lillikas of changing his position over the Cyprus problem and ending up at “an extreme position” by suggesting peace talks start fresh from the beginning. “This attitude reveals George Lillicas’ fickle political course – full of contradiction, irresponsibility and opportunism,”

Loucaides said. “Just like before with the twin crime of 1974 [coup and invasion], some rejected Cyprus’ independence and brought Turkey here in the name of Enosis [union with Greece], so now today dangers are similar,” Loucaides said adding that pursuing “shady” targets would “fossilise division”. Lillikas said that Loucaides’ effort to create a link with his views and the Turkish invasion was “unfortunate”.

“Some insist on sticking to data that were valid in the mid-twentieth century,” Lillikas said. “Discussion would be more productive if Loucaides could explain to the Cypriot public how a bi-zonal bi-communal federation secures human rights and freedoms and how that model can create a free democratic Cyprus.” Lillikas said there was no problem with federation but with the “bi-zonal flavour which some want to enforce on Cypriots”.

A BLACKOUT occurred in the Strovolos area of Nicosia yesterday morning, lasting for two hours from 4:17am to 6:15am. The electricity authority said they restored approximately 75 per cent of the power by 6:15am, and that by 7:30am it had returned to normal capacity. EAC spokesman Kostas Gavrielides explained the disruption was due to damage sustained to an underground medium voltage cable supplying the EAC’s Strovolos substation on Tseri Avenue. He said the blackout was in no way related to the EAC’s electricity production capabilities.

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Britain BRITAIN TODAY Deportee’s death decried THE wife of an Angolan man who died after being restrained by G4S security staff as he was deported said yesterday she “can’t understand” why the guards will not face charges. Jimmy Mubenga, 46, became ill on a plane as it prepared to leave Heathrow Airport in October 2010, and died later in hospital. Yesterday the CPS said there was insufficient evidence to bring charges against the three civilian guards who escorted the father-of-five, or their employer. Mubenga’s wife Makenda Adrienne Kambana said: “We are distraught my husband has been taken away from me and my children have lost their father.”

Subsidy decision delayed again THE government yesterday put off for the second time a crucial announcement on subsidy levels for renewable energy, risking further delays in projects that will help Britain meet its legally binding climate change targets. The government was due to announce by yesterday new state support levels for renewable energy projects from April 2013, before Parliament breaks for summer recess. “We will not be making an announcement today. We will bring forward the proposals in due course,” a spokesman for the Department of Energy and Climate Change said.

Sunshine on its way BRITAIN is finally expected to get drier and warmer next week - but only after the country is hit by yet more downpours. This summer’s recordbreaking grim weather has been caused by the jet stream settling unusually far south. Now experts believe it is on its way back north, restoring a “more usual summer pattern”. But more showers are nonetheless forecast over coming days.

School dinners’ popularity rising MORE than three million children are now eating school dinners, as the numbers continue to soar, according to new figures. An extra 167,000 pupils took up the meals in 2011/12, compared to the year before, data published by the Children’s Food Trust reveals.

Security boss apologises for Games blunder G4S now hoping to provide 7,000 guards By Wesley Johnson THE head of G4S yesterday insisted he was the right man to make sure the firm delivered as many Olympic guards as possible, despite the ongoing security debacle. Nick Buckles said he was sorry and deeply disappointed after the firm, which is running the £284-million contract for Games security, failed to meet its targets. He is under pressure to quit his £830,000-a-year job over the fiasco, which has resulted in the emergency deployment of soldiers and police officers and seen £400 million wiped off the market value of G4S. Asked by Labour MP David Winnick if it was a “humiliating shambles for the company”, Buckles said: “I could not disagree with you.” And asked if he agreed the reputation of G4S was in tatters, Buckles said: “At the moment, I would have to agree with you.” He insisted the firm has had a good reputation “over the years”, but added: “At the moment, it’s not a good position to be in.” Buckles said he told organiser Locog on July 3 that his firm experienced a shortfall over the weekend, in part due

to its scheduling system not working properly. It was monitored daily but it was not until an Olympics Security Board meeting, chaired by Charles Farr on July 11, that the firm said it was not going to meet its contract obligations. Buckles said G4S took on the Olympics contract to boost its reputation. “Financially, it’s not a huge issue for us in improving our profit.” But he insisted the £50-million loss the firm now faces was not insignificant, saying it was a “huge amount”, representing 10 per cent of its annual £500 million profit. “It was a hugely important contract,” he said. Buckles added there had been “exclusive management focus on this contract for two years”. It was a separate subsidiary within the firm, with a management team and a project board to review its progress every month, he told MPs. G4S is now aiming to provide a minimum of 7,000 security guards, Buckles said. He said it was a “complete and utter shock” when he was told on July 3, while on holiday in the US, that there would be problems delivering the contract. He returned

Kenyans seek justice over 1950s torture THREE elderly Kenyans who were tortured in detention under British orders in the 1950s took the witness stand in London’s High Court ysterday in poignant scenes that conjured up the darkest days of the end of empire. They were seeking damages from the British government, which has been trying for three years to block their legal action for fear that it could encourage countless other former colonial subjects to come forward with similar claims. The claimants, now in their ’70s and ’80s, suffered acts of brutality including castration, rape and beatings during a ruthless crackdown by British forces and their Kenyan allies on rebels from the Mau Mau movement fighting for land and freedom. One of the three to take the stand was Paulo Nzili, 85. In his 20-page witness statement, he gave excruciating details of how he was castrated at Embakasi detention camp by a white settler called Mr Dunman and nicknamed “Luvai” which in Nzili’s Kikamba language means “Merciless person”. “They tied both of my legs with chains and ... pinned

down both my hands. Then Luvai approached me with a pair of pliers which were more than a foot long and castrated me,” he said in the statement, which was based on his oral account. Nzili wore a leather jacket and flat cap and used a walking stick. He had difficulty hearing the questions translated by his interpreter. He was not asked to revisit his abuse on the stand, but to confirm he had recounted his story to the people who drew up the statement, and to confirm he had signed it, which he did. Jane Muthoni Mara, 73, confirmed the thumb print on her witness statement was her own. The document makes horrifying reading, with details of sexual abuse including rape using a bottle full of boiling water. Dressed in a skirt and cardigan, both with colourful patterns, and a redand-yellow headscarf, Mara spoke so softly that the judge politely asked her to speak up. Tens of thousands of rebels were killed during the British crackdown and about 150,000 Kenyans, many of them unconnected to the Mau Mau, were detained in brutal camps.

to the UK the same day, he said. Asked about staff not turning up, he said: “Our normal show rate is about 90 per cent.” But he said it was not an issue of people being told to turn up and not arriving. “Our problem at the moment is a shortage of staff,” he said. “We just don’t have the staff. That shortage is going to manifest itself from today to the Games.” An internal memo from Mark Hamilton, the firm’s managing director of the Olympics contract, raised issues over its “just-in-time contract phrasing” in June. The memo said it would have been better to have guards in place months in advance, but this was “neither practical nor cost-effective”, the MPs were told.

Buckles yesterday insisted he was the right man to ensure the G4S security firm delivered as many Olympic guards as possible, despite the ongoing security debacle

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World UNESCO slammed over Equatorial Guinea award

WORLD TODAY Toronto shootings TWO people were killed and at least 19 injured in a shooting at an outdoor party in Toronto, police said yesterday, raising fresh fears of a rise in gun crime in Canada’s largest city. Police said it was too early to say what prompted the shooting late on Monday in which a young man and young woman were killed. Many of those hurt were injured in the panic that ensued after shots were fired. “This is the most serious crime of its kind to ever take place in the city of Toronto,” Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said. Coming barely six weeks after a shooting at a shopping mall that killed one and wounded six, it is likely to raise fears about the use of guns in a city which takes pride in its relatively low crime rate compared with US urban centres. Police said they had one person in custody, but that more than one shooter was involved.

Needles in sandwiches DELTA Air Lines Inc said it was working with federal authorities after what appeared to be sewing needles were found in food on four U.S.-bound flights that left Sunday from Amsterdam, injuring one passenger. The needles were found in sandwiches made by the airline’s Amsterdam caterer, Gate Gourmet, Delta spokeswoman Chris Kelly said in an email Monday. The FBI and Netherlands officials are investigating, Delta said. “Delta is taking this matter extremely seriously and is cooperating with local and federal authorities who are investigating the incident,” the airline said in a statement. One person on a flight to Minneapolis was injured but declined medical treatment.

Vote law signed ROMANIA’S interim president has signed into law a rule requiring a majority of registered voters to take part in a referendum for it to be valid ahead of an impeachment vote on the country’s suspended leader. Following pressure from the European Union, Crin Antonescu enacted the legislation ahead of a July 29 impeachment referendum to decide the fate of suspended president Traian Basescu. The president has been impeached by the Romanian parliament on the grounds he overstepped his authority by meddling in government business and the judicial system.

I do not want Germany to be the only country in the world where Jews cannot practise their rituals said Merkel

‘Circumcision ban to humiliate Germany’ By Gareth Jones CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel has warned Germany could become a laughing stock if it fails to overturn a district court ban on circumcision that has enraged Jews and Muslims. Merkel’s government has already criticised the Cologne court ruling and promised a new law to protect the right to circumcise male infants, but the conservative leader’s strong comments underline how sensitive Germany is to charges of intolerance because of its Nazi past. “I do not want Germany to be the only country in the world where Jews cannot practise their rituals. Otherwise we will become a laughing stock,” the

Merkel promises new law to protect ritual procedure Bild daily quoted Merkel as telling a closed meeting of her Christian Democrats (CDU). Joerg van Essen, parliamentary floor leader of Merkel’s junior coalition partner the Free Democrats, told the Financial Times Deutschland newspaper that the new law would be introduced in the autumn. The Cologne court, ruling in the case of a Muslim boy who suffered bleeding after circumcision, said the practice inflicts bodily harm and should not be carried out on young boys, but could be practised on older males who give consent.

This is not acceptable under Jewish religious practice which requires boys to be circumcised from eight days old, nor for many Muslims, for whom the age of circumcision varies according to family, country and branch of Islam. Jewish and Muslim groups have branded the court ruling an attack on their religious freedom and Jewish leaders say it could even threaten the continued existence of their community in Germany - a disturbing claim for a country still haunted by its Nazi past. But the court ruling has

drawn support from some, including Britain’s Secular Medical Forum which has written to Merkel urging her to resist pressure to make non-consensual circumcision lawful. “We are shocked that religious groups deny the harm (caused by circumcision) and at the distorted and disingenuous claims made by those opposing the court’s decision, wrongly suggesting that it is an indication of anti-Semitism,” the chairman of the Secular Medical Forum, Dr. Antony Lempert, said in the letter. “We urge you not to let such emotional blackmail persuade you to change the law or criticise the court’s decision. As it stands, the court’s decision ensures that today’s children will be free to grow up to make their own decisions,” it said.

Killer of French soldiers sentenced to death A ROGUE Afghan soldier who killed four French soldiers in a January attack that prompted Paris to accelerate its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan has been sentenced to death, a defence ministry spokesman in Kabul said yesterday. The soldier, Abdul Sabor, was sentenced to be hanged following a military court martial at Kabul’s main Pul-i-Chakri prison, defence ministry deputy spokesman Brigadier General Dawlat Waziri told Reuters. The ruling was open to appeal. Human Rights Watch criticised the death penalty judgment and called on the French government to ask Afghan officials for it to be commuted. The former French government, ousted in elections fought in part over French withdrawal plans, temporarily suspended training and support operations in Afghanistan after the four soldiers were killed in the attack in which 15 others were wounded while jogging at their base in the country’s east. New President Francois Hollande visited

Afghanistan in May to defend his plan for accelerating France’s withdrawal of its roughly 3,400 troops to the end of this year, breaking with NATO’s timetable for withdrawal. Most foreign combat troops will pull out in 2014. Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday while his government wanted peace with insurgents, their atrocities would not be forgotten as part of reaching a truce. “Those who are behind these acts and who are launching these attacks have to know that our call every day for peace is because we want peace. But we will never forget their acts,” he said in speech to police graduates. Senior political figures have been targeted in a series of bombings over the past week which have left 24 dead. “They have to know that for any murder, that for the martyrdom of any elder of this country, any lawmaker, any religious elder, any teacher and especially any child of Afghan soil, we remember and will never forget,” Karzai said.

A boy pours tea for Afghan National Army soldiers near the Afghan town of Ahmad Khel (AFP)

RIGHTS groups said on Monday UNESCO’s decision to award a science prize sponsored by the president of Equatorial Guinea was “shameful and utterly irresponsible”. The United Nations’ cultural and science body was due to hand out the prize yesterday, defying campaigners’ calls not to do so because of corruption allegations against President Teodoro Obiang and members of his family. “It is shameful and utterly irresponsible for UNESCO to award this prize, given the litany of serious legal and ethical problems surrounding it,” said a statement signed by seven groups, including Human Rights Watch. “Beyond letting itself be used to polish the sullied image of Obiang, UNESCO also risks ruining its own credibility.” Obiang has ruled the oilrich former Spanish colony for more than three decades, making him the longest-serving African leader following the demise of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. Rights groups have long accused his government of corruption. Authorities in France, Spain and the United States are investigating Obiang and family members on suspicion of corruption and money-laundering on a grand scale, and questions hang over the source of the $3 million in prize money. Despite calls to abandon it, the governing council of Paris-based UNESCO voted by 33 to 18 with six abstentions to approve awarding what was originally called the “UNESCO-Obiang prize” but renamed the “UNESCOEquatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences”. Obiang’s government says the prize is intended to contribute to efforts in scientific research targeting diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Rights groups said the prize was designed to improve the family’s standing on the global stage. William Bourdon, lawyer for Transparency International, said the the prize may have been financed with public money. “We have elements that we have handed over to the Paris prosecutor and which make it extremely likely that this prize has once again been financed with public money,” he told a news conference in Paris. Obiang was unlikely to attend the award ceremony, Bourdon added. Last week, French magistrates issued an arrest warrant for Obiang’s son, Teodorin, on suspicion of using ill-gotten wealth to finance a lavish lifestyle and real estate purchases in France. He faces similar charges in the US, where he owns property worth tens of millions of dollars.

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Annan and Putin Court brawl show no progress highlights Egypt’s on new resolution turmoil ‘No reason’ why text should not be agreed By Nastassia Astrasheuskaya

UN-Arab League special envoy and peace mediator Kofi Annan waits before a meeting with Russian President in central Moscow yesterday (AFP)

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin and UN envoy Kofi Annan yesterday failed to announce any progress in talks on a new Security Council resolution on Syria, dimming Western hopes that Russia would approve a threat to impose sanctions. Moscow, Syria’s main backer since the start of an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began 16 months ago, vehemently opposes any measure that smacks of foreign interference, and has vetoed two previous attempts to impose UN sanctions on his government. Last month Russia and the other four veto-holding members of the Security Council agreed in Geneva that a transitional government should be set up in Syria. But while the United States, France and Britain took this to mean Assad must go, Russia and China did not. Although the deal has not yielded any concerted action by the big powers,

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after the Annan-Putin talks: “I don’t see reasons for us not to come to an agreement on the same basis at the Security Council.” Moscow says it is not supporting Assad, but that it will not agree to any deals that are conditional on his leaving power. Damascus yesterday saw some of the fiercest fighting between state forces and rebels since the revolt began in March 2011 and rebels said they had shot down an army helicopter over the Damascus district of Qaboun yesterday. The 15-strong Security Council is due to vote on a new Syria resolution today to prevent the mandate of a UN monitoring mission in Syria expiring. On Monday Lavrov said Russia would block moves at the UN Security Council to extend the monitors’ mandate if Western powers did not stop resorting to “blackmail” by threatening sanctions against Damascus in their draft resolution. A Western-backed propos-

al stipulates that sanctions could be imposed on Syria if it does not stop using heavy weapons and withdraw its troops from towns and cities within 10 days of the document’s adoption. Russia has put forward its own draft, which would also prolong the UN mission in Syria for 90 days but makes no mention of sanctions. “I would hope that we will continue these discussions (on a resolution in the UN Security Council) and hopefully find language that will pull everybody together for us to move forward on this critical issue,” Annan said after yesterday’s talks. Meanwhile, the White House yesterday warned the Syrian government it would be held accountable for safeguarding any chemical weapons it possessed. The government of alAssad appears to be quietly shifting some chemical weapons from storage sites, Western and Israeli officials have said, but it is not clear whether the operation is merely a security precaution amid Syria’s escalating internal conflict, or something more.

SUPPORTERS of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood brawled with their opponents in court yesterday, delaying rulings that might help define the powers of new Islamist President Mohamed Mursi as he seeks more autonomy from the military. Mursi’s Brotherhood allies hailed a “decisive” day in a chaotic transition to democracy and hundreds of supporters turned up at the courthouse to accuse the generals of using the judiciary to undermine his authority. Overwhelmed by the shouting and jostling, judges suspended the hearing and moved to another court to try to restore order. By late afternoon it was not clear if they had made any progress. “This court has always taken pride that its chambers are open to the public,” Judge Abdel Salam el-Naggar told the court. “What happened in that chamber - is such terrorism appropriate?” The anger on display in the crowded courtroom underscores widespread frustration at a chaotic and faltering democratic transition made possible by last year’s overthrow of autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak.

‘US navy boat fired on us without warning’ Istanbul tower block blaze extinguished INDIAN fishermen who survived a hail of gunfire from a U.S. navy boat off the coast of the United Arab Emirates disputed U.S. claims their boat drew fire after ignoring warnings to steer clear of the American vessel. One Indian national was killed and three others injured on Monday when the USNS Rappahannock, a refuelling ship, fired on the fishing vessel, which the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet said approached at high speed and ignored repeated warnings. The incident highlighted the potential for a rapid escalation of tensions in Gulf waters, where US forces are expanding their presence as Washington ramps up pressure on Iran over its nuclear programme. The fishermen, hospitalised with gunshot wounds after the incident near Dubai’s Jebel Ali port, said yesterday that they received no warning before the US craft opened fire, and that their craft had attempted to avoid any contact with it. “We had no warning at all from the ship, we were speeding up to try and go around them


and then suddenly we got fired at,” 28-year-old Muthu Muniraj said from hospital, his legs punctured by the rounds of the US craft’s .50calibre gun. “We know warning signs and sounds and there were none; it was very sudden. My friend was killed, he’s gone. I don’t understand what happened.” A Fifth Fleet spokesman, Lt. Greg Raelson, asked whether the identification of the craft as a fishing boat made the threat cited by the Navy less likely, said an internal inquiry into the incident had not finished. “Non-lethal measures were taken while attempting to signal the vessel,” he said, adding that the fishing craft did not respond. “That was when the security team fired rounds from the .50-caliber ... Our ships have an inherent right to self-defence against lethal threats.” The United States has been particularly wary of attacks on its ships since two al Qaeda suicide bombers rammed an explosives-laden boat into the USS Cole in 2000, blowing a massive hole in its side and killing 17 US sailors.

A LARGE fire broke out in a 42-storey tower block in central Istanbul yesterday, sending thick smoke billowing into the air before firefighters extinguished the blaze, and there were no reports of casualties, officials said. Live images on Turkish television earlier showed debris falling from the upper floors of the building, which is made up of residential apartments and offices, as fire crews fought the blaze. People wearing breathing masks were led out by fire crews. A nearby petrol station and other buildings were also evacuated. “It is not clear yet why or from where the fire was started. We will see when the fire brigade’s report is finished,” said

A firefighter sprays water during a fire at a tower block in Istanbul yesterday Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbas. “We could have experienced a catastrophe as at least 1,500 people reside in the building,” he said.




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The tower block’s owner, Adnan Polat, said everyone from the building had been rescued. “All of them left the building in a healthy condition. We also rescued a few pets. Our biggest reward is there was no loss of life. This building has an early warning system and this incident showed the importance of it to everyone,” Polat said. The flames appeared to spread from the base of the tower and raged up one side of the building, leaving it scorched black. State broadcaster TRT Haber quoted Istanbul Governor Huseyin Avni as saying the fire had started in the air conditioning units at the base of the tower.

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BOE’s King says Barclays Shock fall in UK was in denial over Diamond inflation By Olesya Dmitracova and Peter Griffiths

Barclays has to create new culture to move forward By Sven Egenter BANK of England chief Mervyn King said yesterday that Barclays was in such denial about the gravity of an interest rate fixing scandal that he was forced to tell the bank that regulators had lost confidence in Bob Diamond as chief executive. But King, who has served as BoE governor since 2003, fended off repeated questions from lawmakers about who told Barclays bosses that Diamond would have to go in the days before his July 3 resignation. "The Barclays board ... was deeply reluctant to face up to the concerns," King said. "It became clear to me that they hadn't really taken on board the loss of confidence." King added that Barclays must now create a new bank with a new culture to move beyond the Libor scandal. He said a letter to Barclays in April from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) had already laid clear the concerns about culture at the bank, and when he met the bank's chairman, Marcus Agius, on July 2 he wanted to make clear the position. "All of us involved had built up genuine concern that it is possible to sail close to the wind once. You can sail close twice or maybe even three times. But when it gets to

Bank of England chief Sir Mervyn King (left) told MPs Barclays had sailed close to the wind too often

four or five times it becomes a regular pattern of behaviour and you ... have to ask questions about the navigational skills of the captain." Barclays was fined a record $453 million last month by US and UK authorities for manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate, or Libor, the interest rate that underpins transactions worth trillions of dollars worldwide, between 2005 and 2009. In testament to the seriousness of the scandal, Britain's top financial regulators, including King, his deputy Paul Tucker and Financial Services Authority (FSA) head Adair Turner, were hauled before lawmakers for a grilling over who told Bar-

clays that Diamond would have to go. US-born Diamond fought to save his career for several days, but swiftly changed tack after a weekend flurry of phone calls and meetings between the most powerful men in the City ofLondon sealed his fate. Once the darling of the City of London, Diamond's Wall Street ways appeared at odds in an era of austerity brought about by a financial crisis for which many blame the bankers. British Chancellor George Osborne, whose family made a fortune in wallpaper, said the Libor scandal showed a culture of greed and irresponsibility in the City of

London and on Wall Street. Diamond, who took home some 17 million pounds last year, has apologised for the actions of his traders but has criticised regulators and central banks for failing to heed warnings over Libor. King was questioned on his actions over Libor in 2008 when Timothy Geithner, then president of the New York Fed, emailed the Bank of England governor about recommendations to enhance the credibility of Libor. The proposals, dated May 2008, included a section on how to eliminate the incentive to misreport banks' lending rates. But King said the Fed never sent evidence of Libor misreporting.

More than a dozen banks are being investigated for their roles in setting Libor, including Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Deutsche Bank, HSBC Holdings Plc, UBS and Royal Bank of Scotland. Morgan Stanley analysts have calculated the litigation risk to each of the 16 banks involved in setting Libor - which is an estimate of the rate at which banks could lend to each other - at between $60 million and $1.1 billion. Libor rates submitted by banks are compiled by Thomson Reuters, parent company of Reuters, on behalf of the British Bankers' Association.

US report says HSBC handled dirty money

Taking a hard line: HSBC was slammed for allowing Mexican drug money to be laundered through its operations

HSBC was last night due to offer a profuse apology for allowing drug cartels and terrorist groups to launder money through accounts it operated in America. The banking giant was hauled before the US Senate to account for its behaviour and for what a report dubs a “pervasively polluted” culture. HSBC is accused by the Senate Homeland Security Committee of acting as financier to clients seeking to route shadowy funds from the world’s most dangerous and secretive corners, including Mexico, Iran, the Cayman Islands, Saudi Arabia and Syria. The bank is braced for a stiff fine it admits could be “substantial”. Analysts speculate that a $1 billion (£640 million) penalty is not unlikely. HSBC said in a statement: “We have sometimes failed to meet the standards regulators and customers expect.

We will apologise, acknowledge these mistakes, answer for our actions and give our commitment to fixing what went wrong. We… recognise that our controls could and should have been stronger.” The failings inside HSBC included an inability to monitor properly $15 billion in bulk cash transactions between mid-2006 and mid-2009, inadequate staffing and high turnover in the bank’s compliance units, the report said. HSBC ignored risks in doing business in countries such as Mexico, a country rife with drug trafficking. “The culture at HSBC was pervasively polluted for a long time,” said watchdog chairman senator Carl Levin. It added that the transactions tied to Mexico were typical of the problems inside the bank. HSBC, according to the report, helped move money for a Mexican foreign-exchange dealer called Casa de Cam-

bio Puebla that was a hub for laundered proceeds. Between 2005 and 2007, there was a “growing flood” of US dollars moving between the exchange house and HSBC. Between 2007 and 2008, HSBC’s Mexican operations moved $7 billion into the bank’s US operations. According to the report, both Mexican and US authorities warned HSBC that the amount of money could only have reached such a level if it was tied to illegal narcotics proceeds. HSBC says it has a new senior leadership team and a new strategy in place since last year to counter such failings. Ismail Ertürk , Senior Lecturer in Banking at Manchester Business School said: “With recent revelations about Libor manipulation, retail and corporate misselling and now money laundering we are seeing a much uglier side of banks.”

BRITISH inflation fell faster than forecast to its lowest level in more than two-and-a-half years in June, reflecting weak demand in a shrinking economy. At just 2.4 percent, annual consumer price inflation was slightly more than half the 4.2 percent rate at the end of last year and a shadow of the 5.2 percent peak last September. The figure gives the Bank of England more leeway to inject extra stimulus into the economy, which is already in recession and facing a prolonged period of austerity as the government strives to cut a bloated budget deficit. The Office for National Statistics said yesterday that the 2.4 percent rate - down from 2.8 percent in May - was the lowest since November 2009. That confounded economists' forecasts for an unchanged reading. Vicky Redwood, an economist at Capital Economics, pointed to an unexpected decline in core inflation, which excludes volatile food and fuel costs. "The main surprise was the drop in core inflation from 2.2 percent to 2.1 percent. A period of sharp discounting this time last year had suggested that base effects would push the core rate up. But instead, it looks as though this year saw even more aggressive discounting," she said. Bad weather - Britain suffered one of its wettest Junes in years - also quashed spending. The pound briefly fell and British government bonds pared losses after the data was released.

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Maintaining ‘social cohesion’ will ensure rise in joblessness UNEMPLOYMENT in Cyprus rose to 10.8 per cent in May. Speaking in Larnaca on Sunday, Labour Minister Sotiroulla Charalambous conceded indirectly that government schemes to tackle the rise of unemployment had failed. “From the moment Cyprus entered, two quarters ago, a deep economic recession with negative growth rates, this could not but have had serious repercussions on the increase of unemployment and restriction of job opportunities,” she said. The following day, speaking on a morning radio show, she said that another incentive scheme for businesses to hire long-term unemployed had been introduced, but admitted this would not stop the upward path of the jobless rate. It is some kind of progress that Charalambous has finally realised her misguided plans to stop the rise of unemployment could not work when the country was deep in recession. A pity she was not aware we were deep in recession when she took the astonishingly daft decision, a few months ago, to increase the minimum wage. That would go down as the daftest decision during her time at the ministry. On the one hand the government was offering the subsidising of wages so that businesses would hire people, and on the other, it was discouraging them from employing people by raising the minimum wage. Only an AKEL minister could have come up with such an absurd idea at a time of record unemployment. And only an AKEL minister could have presented a compromise, rescue package for a company struggling to avoid bankruptcy – Cyprus Airways – that proposed a pay rise for its low-paid workers. The funny thing was that the airline unions, aware of the company’s precarious situation, had not demanded a pay-rise, but the wise minister still proposed it. With a former union official like Charalambous in charge of the labour ministry, it is a surprise unemployment figures are not higher, but she is working in this direction with the full support of the president. On Sunday she repeated the government mantra about “returning Cyprus to the growth path while maintaining social cohesion”. ‘Maintaining social cohesion’ is another way of saying that wages and workers’ benefits would not be touched. Is the minister’s understanding of economics so limited she does not realise there would be no growth and no fall in unemployment without a marked drop in wages? In fact, maintaining ‘social cohesion’ will ensure unemployment keeps rising. Someone needs to explain to the minister that labour market conditions have radically changed in the last couple of years. Maintaining wages at current levels for the sake of social cohesion will not only restrict job creation but will fuel more job cuts. No country has come out of a deep recession by maintaining boom year wages.

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Comeback kid Silvio may yet stage a return Comment Gwynne Dyer


braham Lincoln was right: you can fool all the people some of the time, and you can fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. Unfortunately, his dictum is irrelevant to modern Italian politics. In a democratic country with a number of different parties, like Italy, you only have to fool about one-third of the people all the time to get and keep political power. Silvio Berlusconi is making a comeback bid. Only eight months after the disgraced politician left the prime minister’s office by the back entrance to avoid the jeers of hostile crowds (they sang “Hallelujah” instead when they heard he was gone), he is talking about a return to politics before the elections next spring. And he could actually win. Even six weeks ago this seemed preposterous. “Berlusconi is so dead he doesn’t even wear his make-up any more,” said comedian Beppo Grillo, and the various trials that Berlusconi faced for bribery, fraud, tax evasion and paying for sex with a 17-year-old girl were taking up most of his time. But if he is a political zombie, he is one with lots of luck and plenty of money. In February the bribery case, in which Berlusconi was accused of paying British lawyer David Mills to lie under oath in corruption trials in 1997 and 1998, ran out of time under the statute of limitations. (Mills was convicted of accepting the bribe and sentenced to four and a half years in jail, but his sentence was cancelled on final appeal because of the same statute of limitations.) And who shortened the time available to complete a prosecution? Why, Prime Minister Berlusconi, that’s who. Indeed, some people argue that Berlusconi first went into politics in 1994 to avoid conviction in various criminal cases. He changed the law on accountancy to escape conviction for false accounting, and so far his changes to the statute of

The man is a scoundrel, but a charming and very clever one, and that is something Italians cannot help admiring (EPA) limitations have let him escape from six separate prosecutions for corruption, embezzlement and tax fraud. His most recent escape was last week, when a judge dismissed more tax-fraud charges against him because of the same statute of limitations. That left only one set of charges relating to financial matters and the case alleging that he paid for sex with a minor at one of his famed “bunga bunga” parties. But she denies it happened, and also denies that his gifts to her of jewellery and money worth $300,000 had anything to

do with that denial. So the 75year-old billionaire is confident that his legal problems are under control. He would be even safer, however, if he were back in office and able to rewrite the laws whenever necessary, and besides he obviously misses the limelight. So he has started talking about a political comeback – and the circumstances are looking quite promising for him. He was forced out of office last November because other European leaders were fed up with his embarrassing antics (at

‘But if (Berlusconi) is a political zombie, he is one with lots of luck and plenty of money’


European Union summits they were going to comical lengths to avoid being photographed with him), and because the financial markets had lost all confidence in his government. His main tactic in politics has always been to bribe the voters with their own money, and the Italian economy was going down the drain. So Berlusconi was pushed out, and the non-political technocrat who became prime minister in his place, Mario Monti, was given the task of reining in spending and avoiding a default on Italy’s huge debts. At first Monti enjoyed 80 per cent support in opinion polls, but as his spending cuts and tax rises began to bite his popularity sank. Besides, he has promised not to run in next year’s election anyway. Berlusconi’s party, People of Freedom, has fallen on hard times politically during his absence. By mid-June, however, the polls were saying that if he took back the leadership, it would win 33 per cent of the votes in an election. “We are all asking him to run and I believe that in the end he will decide to lead the party,” said Angelo Alfano, the current leader of the Freedom People party, last week. Indeed, many people believe that Berlusconi chose the colourless and unpopular Alfano as his successor precisely because it would make a comeback easier. Berlusconi is still being coy about his plans, but he is talking like a candidate. If he were in power, he hints, he would reverse Monti’s tax rises and revive the lavish spending pattern of his previous administrations. That would cause Italy to crash out of the euro, the common European currency, of course, but he had an answer for that: Italy should go back to the lira anyway. Italy has the third-largest economy in the eurozone, so that could bring the whole currency crashing down, but what does that matter so long as Silvio Berlusconi is doing well? The man is a scoundrel, but a charming and very clever one, and that is something that Italians cannot help admiring. You can’t fool all the Italians all the time, but you can clearly fool a third of them forever.  Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries


64 AD

25 years ago Saturday July 18, 1987

Two-thirds of the city of Rome burns. The emperor Nero rebuilds the city afterward but remains unpopular and is driven from Rome four years later.

France and Iran cut diplomatic relations yesterday in a move which ended a 16-month effort by Prime Minister Jacques Chirac to improve ties with Iran and help secure the release of French hostages in Lebanon. The decision was announced by France after 18 days of crisis sparked by the refusal of an Iranian Embassy interpreter, Vahid Gordji, to heed a summons to testify over alleged involvement in bombings in Paris last year.

1925 German politician Adolf Hitler publishes the first volume of his personal manifesto Mein Kampf.

1936 Led by generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola, a rebellion of the army against the Spanish Second Republic begins the Spanish Civil War.

1947 In Britain, Parliament passes the Indian Independence Bill.

1984 On a Wednesday in America, a gunman massacres 20 people at a MacDonalds’ restaurant in California - blaming it on the fact that “I don’t like Mondays”.

35 years ago Monday July 18, 1977 Turan Gunes, Deputy Premier of Turkey, has assured the self-proclaimed Turkish Cypriot state that Turkey will assist in every way so that the ‘autonomous Turkish federated state of Cyprus’ shall secure the right to represent the Turkish Cypriot community.

45 years ago Tuesday July 18, 1967 Two British diplomats were today pelted with tomatoes at the gates of Britain’s diplomatic mission in Peking by Chinese demonstrators protesting against the arrest of Chinese journalists in Hong Kong. A crowd of about 1,000 slogan-chanting demonstrators marched to the mission to present protest petitions.

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Queen of country music Kitty Wells dies aged 92

Stallone asks son’s memory to be ‘left in peace’

‘She broke the industry barriers for women’

By Dan Whitcomb

KITTY Wells, the ‘Queen of Country Music,’ died yesterday morning at her home in Nashville surrounded by family members, of complications from a stroke. She was 92. Among those mourning her was Loretta Lynn, whose own rise to popularity came after Wells opened the doors for strong female voices in country music. “Kitty Wells will always be the greatest female country singer of all times,” said Lynn in a statement released on her web site. “She was my hero. If I had never heard of Kitty Wells, I don’t think I would have been a singer myself. I wanted to sound just like her, but as far as I am concerned, no one will ever be as great as Kitty Wells. “She truly is the Queen of Country Music.” Wells, born as Ellen Muriel Deason Wright, actually began performing on local radio in Nashville, but her ascent to stage stardom began in 1937 with husband Johnnie, half of the duo Johnnie & Jack. He died in 2011. She was the first female singer to reach the top of the country charts with her 1952 song It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels, an answer to Hank Thompson’s The Wild Side of Life, which made the argument

Kitty Wells was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1976 God indeed makes such angels. Wells was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1976. “Kitty Wells was a 33-yearold wife and mother when her immortal recording of It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels suddenly made her a star,” according to the Hall of Fame’s biography. “Other female country singers of her day were trying their hands at hardliving, honky-tonk songs,

but it was the intense and piercing style of Kitty Wells, with her gospel-touched vocals and tearful restraint that resonated with country audiences of the time and broke the industry barriers for women.” Wells was born in Nashville to a musical family. She first began performing on the radio with her two sisters and a cousin, the quartet going by the name of the Deason Sisters. She married Wright in 1937 and she joined by her hus-

band and his sister, Louise, to perform as Johnnie Wright and the Harmony Girls. It was two years later that Wright began performing with Jack Anglin as the duo Johnnie & Jack. While she performed with them as a girl singer in the 1940s, her husband began calling her ‘Kitty Wells,’ a name taken from a 19th century folk song. Harold Bradley, 86, the venerable Nashville session guitarist whose brother,

Owen Bradley, produced so many of her recordings, said there was no better person to work with than Wells. “I worked a lot of her sessions, of course, that Owen produced,” said Bradley, the most-recorded guitarist in history. “She was the most sweet, gentle lady. She always knew her songs when she came in and she was very easy to work with.” It total, she garnered 35 Billboard Top Ten records and 81 charted singles. Her funeral will be on Friday.

Charlie Sheen pledges $1m Brand: Katy was pain in the ass to US military support group By Bob Tourtellotte HIS rants under control and his life seemingly on the mend, Anger Management actor Charlie Sheen has pledged $1 million to the USO, a US military support organisation, and the donation could go higher if his new TV show becomes a hit. The money, at least 1 percent of the profits he makes on the new FX comedy Anger Management, will go to the USO’s Operation Enduring Care, a programme that is raising money to help wounded and sick soldiers and their families, a USO spokeswoman said. Sheen has pledged at least $1 million, but if Anger Management becomes a hit and his 1 percent profit rises above that figure, he also will donate the rest to the USO making it among the largest monetary donations ever to the group. “It’s an honour for me to be able to give back to these men and women of the military who have done so much for all of us,” Sheen said in a statement. “They put their lives on the line for us every day, and I’m just happy that my work on Anger Management can bring a little bit of relief to the troops and their families.” Sheen has weathered many problems in recent years including drinking and drugs, an assault charge against his ex-wife, being fired from his sitcom Two And a Half Men and public rants against his bosses that to many fans seemed bizarre. But in the fall last year, he began putting his life back on track.

Russell Brand (right) has hit out at former wife Katy Perry

NEWLY-DIVORCED comedian Russell Brand shocked a live audience during the filming of his American show by saying the singer gave him “ass-ache”. The 37-year-old star was at Solar Studios in Los Angeles filming this week’s instalment of his chat show BrandX. While he refused to go into depth about his legal union to the 27-year-old singer after they announced their split in December, he has now admitted that she was irritating. An audience member told the Daily Star newspaper: “Russell was bantering with the audience, in particular a couple called Curtis and Katy. He got onto the subject of their sex life. Katy was giving as good as she got. “Then, all of a sudden Russell shouted: ‘Anyway, enough of you. I’ve had enough ass-ache from people called Katy in the last year.’ The source continued: “It was obvious he meant Katy Perry. The whole room gasped. I think it took a couple of seconds for what he’d said to sink in.

FILM star Sylvester Stallone has pleaded for the public to leave his son’s “memory and soul” in peace amid a tabloid media frenzy over the aspiring actor and film-maker’s death at age 36. Sage Stallone was found dead on Friday in his home in Hollywood. Los Angeles County Coroner’s examiners conducted an autopsy on Sunday but say the results and a cause of death would not be released for weeks pending toxicology and other tests. “When a parent loses a child, there is no greater pain,” Sylvester Stallone said in a statement released through his publicist. “Therefore I am imploring people to respect my talented son’s memory and feel compassion for his loving mother, Sasha.” Sage Stallone is the son of the 66-year-old action film star and his first wife, Sasha Czack. The couple divorced in 1985 after about 10 years of marriage. “Sage was our first child and the centre of our universe and I am humbly begging for all to have my son’s memory and soul left in peace,” the elder Stallone said in the statement. Los Angeles County Coroner’s spokesman said Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officials had placed a security hold on the case, barring release of further information. An LAPD spokesman said detectives from the department’s Robbery-Homicide division were involved in the case, a standard practice in high profile deaths, but that there was no indication of foul play. “There was no evidence of forced entry or trauma to his body,” Lieutenant Andy Neiman said. “At this point, it’s a coroner’s case but Robbery-Homicide maintains jurisdiction should something change as a result of the coroner’s findings.” Sage Stallone appeared in a number of films, most notably with his father in 1990’s Rocky V, playing the title character’s son, Rocky Balboa Jr. He was also cast alongside his father in the 1996 disaster movie Daylight, in which Sylvester Stallone starred as a hero leading an escape from a New York tunnel collapse. His son portrayed a prison inmate.

Sage Stallone was found dead aged 36

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UK Ofsted chief is opposed to radical education reform

Edinburgh University is to be the first UK institution to join an influential US-based online university project. Edinburgh is part of a major expansion in the Course-

ra project - with 12 more universities providing online courses. The online platform was set up this year with content from US unis including Stanford and Princeton

Philippines luring language students By Michaela Cabrera IN the Philippines, English language courses come with poolside classrooms, field trips to the beach and instructors doubling as tour guides. English is widely spoken in the former American colony, and language proficiency schools have mushroomed across the country, catering to an expanding market of Asian and European students looking to combine English learning with tropical tourism. French student Laura Samzun will soon be taking a test to enter a public college in the United Kingdom, and is under pressure to perfect her English. She chose to take classes in the Philippines due to lower costs. “It’s less expensive to go to the Philippines, to come back (to) France, and to pay school than to stay in France (for that time),” Samzun said. Fresh from a backpacking trip in Indonesia, she kickedstarted her courses in June at the Cebu Pacific International Language School on the sunny central island of Cebu. “I really wanted to see Asia, to travel. So I can travel and study (at) the same time. It’s a good thing,” the 22-year-old Toulouse native said. There are some 500 schools offering language proficiency programs around the country, and one-fifth are in Cebu. The island’s proximity to white sand beaches and its laidback provincial lifestyle are a big draw for foreign students, who mostly come from big industrial cities. The schools boast high qual-

Internationals study English and enjoy tropical tourism ity education, with small student-teacher ratios that allow for more focused instruction. In four months of English proficiency courses, Chinese nurse Flora Wang has progressed from near-zero comprehension to carrying a conversation with ease. “Actually really getting better. When I came here, I can’t speak and understand anything. But during the four months, I improved a lot,” said the 25-year old Beijing native who plans to move to the US to study health care. Wang recently finished her course at Cebu Pacific International Language School (CPILS), one of the pioneers of English language education in the Philippines. CPILS accommodates around 450 students per

course period, mostly from South Korea. The student population has ballooned from 60 students when the school opened 11 years ago, and their pool has expanded to include enrollees from Japan, China, Taiwan, and European countries like France and Russia. Park Yoon Jae, a university student from Seoul, wants to land a job back home in a multi-national company, where English is a primary requirement. “Especially these days, (in) Korea, we have to speak English very well. Because almost all company want very high level English skills,” Park said. The intensive English course work in CPILS runs an average of four months, in which students can take up to seven hours of lessons each day. A

Language students listen to a snorkelling lecture during a beach outing near Cebu city, Philippines

one-month course can cost around $1,000 a month, including accommodation and food. In Cebu, campuses are equipped with a pool and a fitness gym, with some offering yoga classes and dance workshops. The beach is just a half-hour ride from the city, and schools arrange islandhopping trips or diving lessons on weekends. The success of English-proficiency schools around the country has prompted the Philippines’ tourism department to launch the Englishas-a-Second-Language (ESL) Tour Program, tapping key markets like South Korea, Japan, and Russia where the demand for English-learning is high. “This is where the Philippines can be very competitive. We have World Heritage sites, white sand beaches, you have spas, you have dining and shopping,” Benito Bengzon, assistant secretary for international tourism promotions, told Reuters. The Philippines aims to hit 4.5 million international tourist arrivals this year, a fraction compared to neighbouring Thailand or Malaysia. But English learningtourism is unique to the Philippines, and Bengzon said the sector can grow by 10 to 15 percent among Asians, and up to 25 percent among Europeans. The pitch is that the Philippines is a good alternative to Australia, the United States or the United Kingdom because it is closer to Asian countries and also because the whole experience, from education to extra-curriculars, is value-for-money.

THE UK’s Ofsted chief inspector is against radical reforms that would see less able pupils sit simpler qualifications or take papers later on, it was reported on Monday. Instead, the government should ensure existing GCSEs are stretching for all students, according to Sir Michael Wilshaw. In an interview with the Financial Times, he indicated he is in favour of a single exam system for all teenagers. “The examination system that we have has got to be ruthless and stretching all pupils,” he said. He told the newspaper that it is possible to do this “within the existing system”. His comments are at odds with proposals being considered by the government to overhaul England’s exams. Under plans leaked last month, GCSEs would be scrapped with pupils sitting “explicitly harder” O-level style exams in traditional academic subjects such as English, maths, history, modern languages and science. It was suggested that less able pupils would take easier oldstyle CSE qualifications. Education Secretary Michael Gove later said that he would like to see all students sit the O-level style exams at some point in their school career, with some taking them later than at age 16. Asked directly by the Financial Times if he supported either of these proposals, Sir Michael said he did not. He appeared to suggest that pupils should be able to take an exam again if they did not get a good grade the first time. “If a youngster gets a D or an E, we say that youngster is going to be very closely tracked.

Sir Michael Wilshaw Come back and do it again ... a good school ... tracks the youngster through until they do achieve,” he said. Proposals to bring back Olevel and CSE style exams were met with a wave of protest from teaching unions and education experts, as well as exposing deep divisions within the coalition. Lib Dem sources suggested they were “very, very hostile” to something that would create a two-tier system. In a speech last month, Gove then appeared to suggest that pupils could sit exams at different stages. He said that over the next decade, he wants to see at least 80 per cent of young people on course to get good passes in English, maths and science in rigorous exams. “I think one of the most debilitating things in our entire education system has been the idea that you make judgments early in a child’s career about what they’re fit for,” he said. “And I think one of the things we need to do is to make sure that hopefully by the age of 16, but if not at 16 then at 17 or 18, that a child is equipped with the level of qualifications to make those choices themselves.”

schoolsreport Uni of Cyprus MBA grads honoured

STUDENTS who excelled in the MBA programme at the University of Cyprus for the academic year 2011-2012 were honoured at a ceremony held on June 26, at the Events Hall of the University of Cyprus. Awards were given to the most distinguished graduates of the full-time MBA programme, the part-time English speaking programme and the part time Greek-speaking programme. The awards were given as follows: The Coca-Cola HellenicLanitis Bros Award to the tune of €2,000 to Panayiotis Christofi, three awards from the Bank of Cyprus of €4,500 to Christiana Joachim, Kyriacos Kyriacou and Shadi Sarieddine and two awards from the Hellenic Bank of €2,000 to Stella Pitta and Anastasi Nathaniel.  For more information on the MBA Graduate Programme at the University of Cyprus, visit or call 2893600

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

PAPHOS The Amazing Spider-Man (12) Rio 1 at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 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 Exhibition Marina Karatsioli + Kids Group exhibition showcasing work by Marina’s art school. Opens July 18, until July 20. Opus 39 Gallery, 21 Kimonos Street, Nicosia. Monday: 5pm-8pm. Tuesday-Friday: 10.30am-12.30pm and 5pm-8pm. Tel: 22-424983

Other Events

Other Events

Cyprus Services Rambling Club Come and join a beautiful walk: Troodos Atalanta Trail. 81/2 Miles, Grade 2 (with a 6 mile option) Circular Walk – No buses. July 22, book by mid-day Wednesday July 18. Starting at 8am from the Main Troodos Square Car Park. Tel: 99-292092 or email csrc.

11th Countryside Animafest Cyprus A film festival with varied animation and competition sections. July 19-22. Prastio Avdimou village, Limassol. 8.30pm. Free.



Theatre My Friend, Lefterakis Theatro Skala presents the Greek theatrical comedy by Alekos Sakellarios. July 18. Pattichion Municipal Amphitheatre, Larnaca. 9pm. In Greek. €7/12. Tel: 24-652800 Electra and Orestes, the Trial A play within a play produced by THOC for the framework of the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama. July 18-19. Curium Ancient Theatre, Episkopi. 9pm. €10/17. With English and Greek subtitles. Tel: 77-772717, Electra Drama by Sophocles performed by the Morphes Ekphrasis Theatre, Greece, within the framework of the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama. July 18. Paphos Ancient Odeon. 9pm. €10/17. With English and Greek subtitles. Tel: 77772717,

Theatre Electra Drama by Sophocles performed by the Morphes Ekphrasis Theatre, Greece, within the framework of the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama. July 19. Makarios III Amphitheatre (Amphitheatre of School for Blind), 28th October Street, Acropoli, Nicosia. 9pm. €10/17. With English and Greek subtitles. Tel: 77-772717/25-324015 /26-947037.

Music DJ Basto Playing his electro beats. July 19. Ammos Beach Bar, Makenzy Beach, Larnaca. Tel: 24-828844

Ongoing Seventh Ethnic Music Festival A festival with an ethnic and Mediterranean flavour organised by the Rialto Theatre. July 4-29. Heroes Square, Limassol. 8.30pm. Free. Tel: 77777745. The performances will also be held in Nicosia within the framework of Summer Nights

Theatre Miss Julie XMAS Productions presents the classic work by August Strindberg as adapted by Patrick Marber. July 17-18. Skala Theatre, Larnaca. 9pm. In Greek. €20/45. Presale tickets available at selected So Easy Kiosks in all cities. Tel: 70-003313 Backgammon Buzz Productions Theatre Company presents a comedy in the Cypriot dialect, based on the play by Dimitris Kechaidis. July 17-20. House of Arts and Literature, 41-43 Athinas Street, Paphos. 9pm. €10. Tel: 26-818560

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 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 At the Straits of Lembeh A unique underwater photo exhibition by award-winning Cypriot photographer Louis Tsiakkiros. Until July 24. Panos Solomonides Municipal Cultural Centre in Limassol. Monday-Friday: 9am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Weekends: 5pm-8pm. Tel: 99-558696

Armenian-Cypriot Painters and Photographers Group exhibition. Until July 31. Casteliotissa Hall, old Nicosia. MondayFriday: 10am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday-Sunday: 6pm-9pm. Tel: 22-800970

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

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

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

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

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. Nicosia: Topographies of Memory: From Ermou Street to the Buffer Zone Exhibition by Anita Bakshi reconstructing Ermou marketplace – using maps that were created from memories and narratives provided by shopkeepers who once worked or lived in the area. Until September 30. Home for Cooperation, 28 Markou Drakou, opposite Ledra Palace Hotel in the UN Buffer Zone, Nicosia. Open Monday-Sunday: 10am-6pm. Tel: +90 542 8506681/22-445740

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Stars of ballet grace the stage HAILED as a world premiere, Wings of Dance will showcase dancers from classical ballet companies around the world performing excerpts from wellknown ballets. Of course, this is a common occurrence around the world. Often, dancers from these companies, in order to promote the work of them and their own career, tour with dancers of similar calibre showing their most outstanding roles. On Friday and Saturday ballet lovers in Cyprus will have the opportunity to see principal dancers and soloists e biographies from six with impressive orm excerpts from facountries perform mous ballets such as Romeo and Jue and Giselle as well as liet, Swan Lake s set to contemporary various dances emise of this performmusic. The premise ance is to startt a tradition by which pe will be put together this ballet troupe resent certain works in each year to present Cyprus before taking them on a tour. sian newspaper The local Russian Vestnik Kipra positions this performance as an antidote to et performances that mediocre ballet thave been invited to Cyprus in the past. The journalist e claims that the evel of performances questionable level

Next Week Other Events It’s all Greek to me THE MASTER of rhetoric, Lakis Lazopoulos will be in Cyprus next week to present his latest hit show. There’s a good chance you’ve seen the TV adverts and posters plastered all over a town near you with the esteemed and beloved Greek comedian proclaiming that he’s “sorry” to be Greek and advertising his tour with a poster of himself in a ripped up, tattered foustanella and stockings. But what’s it all about? While the title Sorry I’m Greek, may seem a little confusing to foreigners, those who appreciate Lazopoulos’ sense of humour will understand the tone behind these words. The show intends to spread strong messages regarding Greece and its people across Europe. Hailed as a chance for Greeks to speak out, without restraint, for all the things that enrage them and for all the things that are

is due to the casts that ballet companies have brought. He continues to say that although the companies are world-class and carry the stamp of approval from Russian Ballet they have not featured their best dancers and claims that a ballet performance is 80 per cent dependent on the performers’ standard. What he does not acknowledge is the awful conditions that these dancers are asked to perform in and these include a stage that is too small for the choreography designed for grand opera house, the unbearable heat and humidity, which affect the condition of the floor and the dan dancers well-being (particu (particularly if they are co from countries where heat is scarce). clas A classical ballet performan is an exhibiformance tion whi which consists of chore the choreography, scenery (which they usually brin to Cyprus), do not bring costumes, and dancers. needle to say, in And needless order to join companies such as the Bolshoi and d Marinsky, dancers have to exc be of exceptional level tal and talent regardless of thei their initial rank. The a audience will

disappearing from their country, their homes and their hearts, Lazopoulos will take crowds on a political tour, but without politicians and vote hunting. Lazopoulos mimics famous Greek politicians, such as George Papandreou, Kostas Karamanlis, and Evangelos Venizelos, satirising the contemporary Greek financial and political situation while transforming into 10 different Greek figures during the night - some will be familiar while others are new. It all aims to explain the situation in Greece with humour and truth. The show is written, directed and performed by the multitalented Lazopoulos, who will be accompanied by three musicians and four dancers. So far, it has performed in front of sell-out audiences in Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, England and Sweden as part of its European tour, which began in May. Next week, Lazopoulos will visit Cyprus in the final stop on his tour of Europe. This will be his first live performance in Cyprus, with a total of three shows scheduled to take place. The first show opens on Monday at the Patticheon Municipal Theatre in Larnaca, followed by performances at Nicosia’s Skali

Above: Olga Prikhodtseva and Viacheslav Buchkovskiy. Inset: Yevgeniy Uzlenkov

see is a list of duets by dancers from Colorado Ballet (USA), Marinsky Ballet (Russia), Compania Nacional de Danza (Spain), Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet Theatre (Russia), Royal Ballet of Flanders (Belgium), Royal Winnipeg Ballet (Canada), Corella Ballet (Spain), Ballet National Opera of Ukraine (Ukraine) who will show their best work. You will enjoy dazzling technique and beauty of performance which define ballet and satisfy a desire for beauty and harmony characteristic of classical arts. This particular performance, Wings of Dance, runs a particular risk that it will only showcase highlights from ba allet ballet works that may n ot not make complete e sense

sday, and conn Aglantzia on Tuesday, how at Limass cluding with a show ardens Theatre Thea e tre sol’s Municipal Gardens k will on July 26. Sorry I’m Greek d in New York York then be presented City and Australia. For those not familiar with Lazapoulos, he is an actor, a songwriter, a ve one of TV host and above igmatic Greece’s most enigmatic liticians public figures. Politicians m as “dangeroften portray him ctuals use the ous” while intellectuals term “laikistis” – populist – when referring to him. The Greek masses, however consider him a major persona, alongside the likes of Aristotle Onassis and 010, Forbes Maria Callas. In 2010, os as the most ranked Lazopoulos powerful and influential celebrity in Greece. Born in Larissa, Greece, he ol of Law at the entered the School ace, and in 1984 University of Thrace, er’s degree from received his Master’s the University of Thessaloniki. ticing Law howRather than practicing ever, he chose to devote himself ing, which had exclusively to acting, by this time won him over. In 1992 he turned his attention to g and interprettelevision, writing

out of context. However, ballet choreography is conceived in a way that lends itself to this particular fragmented dance watching. Tickets are rather pricey, ranging from 40 to 60 euro, due to the large cast of dancers from various countries, however a show such as this is a spectacle to behold when everything falls into place. Wings of Dance – Stars of World Ballet A unique show of soloists and ballet stars from well-known ballet theatres presenting a combination of the most famous pieces of the Great classical ballet repertoire. July 20-21. Municipal The h atr Gardens, LimasTheatre sol. 8.30pm. €40/60. Te Tel: 70-009303. www. Dar Michael Milovanovic By Dara charact roles (both male ing 15 character i the most successand female), in ful TV series o on Greek television entitl to date, entitled Ten Little Mitsi. con The roles, consisting of everyday characters rridiculing contemporary soc social and political s situations, attracted g great affinity from th the public. In 2004, Lazopoulos became the first actor in G Greek television hist history to host his own weekly show A Al Tsantiri News. To the present d day, this satirical news bulletin continues to draw exceptionally high ratings. Tickets for La Lazopoulos’ Sorry I’m Greek are r already selling like hot cak kes intrested parties cakes, are advise ed to book in advance. advised No doubt bt the show will charm Cypriots s and hopefully win some foreign conve converts in the process. Sorryy I’ m Greek Satiri r cal show written, wr Satirical directed and pres e ented by Lak presented Lakis Lazopoulos - includes thre ee musicians and a four dancers. 9pm. three €35. Tel: 22-462233/99-819001 22-462 3: Pattichion Pattichio Municipal Amphitheatre. July 23: Skali Aglantzias, Agl July 24: Skali Agiou Georgiou Aglantzi z a, Nicosia. Nic 15, Aglantzia, 6: Municipal Municipa Gardens Theatre, July 26: Lima Li massol Limassol

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Email fury: Barclays bank former Chief Executive Bob Diamond


HEN ousted Barclays CEO Bob Diamond says he felt “physically ill” reading e-mails of his traders crowing over interest rate manipulation, he is almost certainly telling the truth. The veteran banker says it was the first he knew that employees had worked to artificially inflate the London interbank rate LIBOR. Whatever the reality, he must have realised that the saved

messages - with employees glorying in their activities and promising each other champagne - could only add to the damage. Businesses, governments, individuals and institutions around the world are all gradually waking up to the same realisation. In the 21st century anything written down electronically, even in confidence, can be stolen or subpoenaed and come back to haunt the writer - and oth-

ers - years later. The Barclays scandal which cost Diamond his job seems only the tip of the iceberg. “E-mail, Twitter, texting and the rest all intuitively feel like short fuse ephemeral communications - a quick word in passing, if you will,” says John Bassett, a former senior official at British signals intelligence agency GCHQ and now a senior fellow at London’s Royal United Services Institute.

Anything written in an email can come back to haunt the writer

In modern business practice electronic d Barclays LIBOR scandal shows dang “Yet as soon as we push the send button, these communications take on an enduring digital permanence that means that in effect they never quite go away.” As the US government discovered with Wikileaks, huge volumes of information can be lifted in a single go by one determined and skilled computer user. Sophisticated algorithms and search programmes can strip through millions or more files in seconds rather than the weeks it might have taken for a team of human specialists. Alternatively, the whole dataset can simply be dumped on the web or handed to newspapers and other media outlets, as Wikileaks did recently with thousands of Syrian government e-mails including negotiations with Western arms firms. The danger does not just come from hackers or criminals. Plenty of companies have been legally required

to surrender huge volumes of electronic documents to national authorities or legal adversaries. Already, practices are changing as a host of professionals learn what it takes to stay off the grid. Telephone calls, they realise, may well be safer than e-mail - although in many companies, landline calls are already recorded. Even if mobile phone calls are not, the service provider meticulously records who dials who and how long the conversation may last. Even the simple act of signing a visitor into a building is often now stored for ever in an electronic vault, easily extracted by law enforcers, legal challenge or, for some governments at least, a “Freedom of Information Act” request. But there are always new techniques. In Washington DC, political operatives say a branch

of Caribou Coffee near the White House has become the standard location for administration staffers to meet lobbyists they would rather not sign in to the West Wing. Around the world, cafes, trade fairs and the corporate areas of major sporting

When traders an financial instituti discuss a matter pri they often use a si or ‘let’s discuss liv face-to-fac events have all become venues for frenetic, serious - and largely unrecorded - conversations.

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data is stored for years and the unfolding gers of using email says Peter Apps When traders and others in large financial institutions now want to discuss a matter privately, insiders say they often use a simple code: “LDL”, or “let’s discuss live”, a request for a face-to-face meeting. “We work with a daily aware-

d others in large ons now want to ivately, insiders say imple code: ‘LDL’, ve’, a request for a ce meeting ness that email archives are legally recoverable,” says Kevin Craig, managing director of London-based com-

pany Political Lobbying and Media Relations (PLMR). “We tell clients that emails are incredibly vulnerable... If your communication is not legally privileged (such as between a lawyer and client), think very carefully about writing it down.” Some companies offer ways in which staff can communicate electronically without any record being kept. The US firm Vaporstream, for example, offers systems that guarantee messages cannot be forwarded, saved or later recovered. Others offer to wipe databases and make sure emails are truly permanently deleted - although the deliberate destruction of evidence can be distinctly legally dubious. Even then, companies will often find emails have been already forwarded outside company systems to personal email accounts. “The ability of emails to surface at a later date is, for

a variety of reasons, increasing,” says Anthony Dyhouse, a cyber security expert for British defence firm QinetiQ. “They are not transient. They have no half life and they do not degrade... when viewed after a period of several years - and (with) changing politics, the original content can suggest an entirely different meaning.” The cost of being caught out by the contents of one’s electronic footprint can go well beyond simple reputational damage - although that alone can be considerable. Diplomatic sources say US officials are still working to reassure their contacts that confidential discussions will remain so. Cables released by Wikileaks named hundreds of foreigners who had spoken to US officials under what they believed was a guarantee of permanent anonymity. In the case of Barclays, the LIBOR scandal has already

Some companies offer ways in which staff can communicate electronically without any record being kept cost more than $450 million in fines and the company has seen its share price fall by roughly a fifth since June. There may be further pain to come as the company faces what could prove to be a vast number of lawsuits from those who lost money as a result of heightened interest rates. Britain’s News of the World Sunday tabloid could well still be in existence if it were not for the existence of a handful of emails between senior managers at News International on phone hacking. British Prime Minister David Cameron too found himself drawn into the story in part because of his text messages to former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks. It is hardly a coincidence, however, that many of the scandals and awkward emails currently coming to light are from several years ago - before many in the business and government world realised how long a data trail they were leaving. When it comes to hacking and information theft, the mere revelation that a company has been a victim can be just as damaging as any particular item lost. Millions of emails belonging to publishing company and private intelligence firm Stratfor released last year by Wikileaks, for example, contained relatively little seriously damaging in itself. Through avoiding referring to them by name, the firm was even able to keep the identities of its many confidential sources secret. The greatest harm to the company, experts in the sector say, was that a firm that prided itself on its spy-like tradecraft and security was such easy prey for “hacktivists” from Anonymous. For many sensitive matters - such as company insiders talking to journalists - mobile phones, text and Blackberry messaging long ago replaced using company email or landlines. Personal email addresses or even facebook pages can also

David Cameron’s text messages drew him into the News of the World affair

Mobile phones are considered a safer way to communicate than email

offer ways to bypass company accounts sometimes monitored by compliance departments and easily searched in the event of suspicion. But in the event of a criminal investigation or even civil lawsuit, even their records can be swiftly seized. The days of traders using mobile phones on a dealing room floor to get tips ahead of the market, industry insiders say, appear largely over - or at the very least, very much reduced. Militant groups and criminal networks too have discovered to their growing cost the sheer amount of information available to those tracking them and speed with which it can inform police raids or drone strikes on remote hideaways. “Technology has played a major role here,” Nigel Inkster, a former deputy chief of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and now head of political risk and transnational threats are London’s International Institute for strategic studies, told Reuters earlier this year. “The electronic exhaust left by terrorists when they com-

municate has made them easier to track and sophisticated relational software has made it much easier to identify connections between people who don’t want to appear connected.” The greatest security, experts say, is simply for a small number of people - ideally no more than two - to meet in person in a place they cannot be overheard. But with work diaries ever more crowded and time at a premium, the days of the “long lunches” and drinking sessions over which deals could quietly be done have largely gone. Even if everyone in the world tightened their act today, billions of cached electronic records of personal, business, political and sexual indiscretion would almost certainly remain. “Human behaviour hasn’t adapted yet to be cyberspace environment,” says former GCHQ official Bassett. “There are already enough electronic communications in existence that if revealed that would embarrass a significant minority of the global population, both in the office and at home.”


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FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS BOOKSHOP language school closing down sale: books, desks, sofas, tables, chairs, bookshelves for sale. Nicosia centre. For info 99821634. 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 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 CLOTHES STOCKS AND SHOP FITTINGS FOR SALE. Excellent women’s brands for sale including Italian, Spanish and French clothes and shoes. Also women’s dummies and modern wall fittings (clothes rails.) Selling at very low prices for clearance. Tel: 99-168943

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Lefkara Village 670sqm, high build factor, near all shops, and amenities € 210.000 negotiable Tel: 99 330 908 PLOT LOCATED in Mesa Geitonia, Limassol 617sqm. 100% build. Ideal for the construction of apartment building or 1 or 2 large houses. Price reduced to € 360.000 tel. 99 330 908 www. RESTAURANT FOR SALE Licensed restaurant in Yermasoyia tourist area in Limassol, due to the owner’s departure. Bargain price. Call: 99306674 PLOT IN GEROSKIPOU, just 5 minutes from the Paphos centre, with magnificent sea views of the whole of Paphos, 640 square metres, attached to a green area, premium piece of land, €210.000, Tel 99403261 (owners) FOR SALE OR RENT - Kato Paphos – full moon bar, fully furnished and equipped, large flat screen TV’s + projector, fits 120 people comfortably, incredible opportunity for ready business! Please call: 99493579 FOR SALE factory with showroom, 1050m2, in private land, in Kokkinotrimithia industrial zone. Tel. 99849195.

FOR SALE MOTOR VEHICLES VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.4, model 1998, manual, 5 door, dark blue, valid MOT, a/c, great stereo system, good condition. €2500. Nicosia. For info 99548265 ****************************

MAZDA RX8 2004 Black,(high power 247) electric locks, a/c ,fog lights, MD player, CD changer, TV/DVD, navigator, factory adjustable suspension soft/hard-up/down. 6+1 speed, body kit, MOT. The condition of the car is excellent. CALL 96871551 ****************************

FOR SALE BUSINESS/ PROPERTY/LAND RESIDENTIAL PIECE OF LAND of 985sqm in the village of Pareklisia. Partial sea views, near to electricity and water supplies. € 135.000 D.C. (Cyprus) Real Estate Tel: 99 330 908 FOR SALE PLOT in the centre of

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onrs, lights-rain sensors, wind deflector, 45000 km, excellent condition, €30,900. For information call 99405122. *****************************

Mak/ssa-Strovolos with pool and garden. Costas Markides Tel: 22378898/99464764, Reg. No. 487, E16. ***************************** 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

****************************** LUXURY HOUSES: 1. 5 bedrs detached house, 550sq.m, built in 2 big plots of land, big garden with grass, big swimming pool with extra fence for children and big covered patio with bbq area, big reception areas with marble floor, fire place and bar, big kitchen with all electrical appliances and sitting room with fire place, maid’s room, floor heating, full a/c, blinds on the windows, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower, big bathroom for the other 3 bedrooms and extra shower in the 5th bedroom. Available end of July - Strovolos €2500 (H5ST10001-R), (photos in the website). 2. 3 bedrs luxury ground floor renovated semi detached house,210sq.m, with central heating, air conditions, solid parquet floor, fire place, big kitchen with all the electric appliances, 2 wc curtains, big veranda, big patio on the back with bbq area, 2 covered parkings in a quiet neighborhood close to the Embassies –Engomi €1000 (H3ENG0002-R),

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


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televisions, kitchen with very expensive electrical appliances and family room, garden with grass, big covered patio with bbq area,2 covered parking’s, alarm system, pressure system, Strovolos €3000 (H4STI0039-R), (Photos on the website). 11. 3 bedr + big attic room with shower and wc luxury new house,210sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 4wc, blinds on all windows, cooker and oven in the kitchen, small garden, covered parking near Alpha Mega supermarket - Strovolos €1400 (H4ST1007-R), (photos in the website). 12. 5 bedr new luxury finished detached house with separate maid’s room, one of the bedrooms with shower and wc and can be used as guest room,4 wc, solid parquet floor all the house, separate family room with fire place, big sitting room, separate dining room, big kitchen with breakfast area, big outside patio with tiles and bbq area,2 covered parking, electrical appliances in the kitchen, in a very quiet neighborhood close to CYBC station. Can be rented furnished or not. – Platy Aglantzias €3000 (H5PAG0001-R),

(Photos on the website). 13. 4 bedr+ separate maid’s room luxury finished semi detached house with central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with family room, full expensive electrical appliances in the kitchen(Miele), 4wc, blinds on windows, big back yard with tiled and bbq area, covered parking in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to the French school – Aglantzia €1400 (H4AGZ0008-R), (photos in the website). 14. 3 bedr luxury house, nicely modern furnished with big sitting and dining areas with bar, central heating, full a/c, big fitted kitchen with TV room, office space, patio area with bbq, covered parking, 3wc, solid parquet floor in bedrooms and granite in the sitting areas, near the MEGA TV station – Archangelos €1300 (H3AR0002-R), (photos in the website). 15. 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, covered parking, big back yard with tiles, blinds, cooker, oven and, refrigerator in the kitchen, in a very quiet neighborhood and area – Agios Dometios €1500

(H4ADO0004-R). 19. 3 bedr new modern luxury detached house,180sq.m,central heating, full a/c, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, cooker and oven in the kitchen, blinds on all windows, off Tseriou Avenue. THE house is unfurnished. Lakatamia €775 (H3LAK0001-R), (photos in the website). 20. 3 bedr+ separate maid’s room semi detached house, 250sq.m, central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with family room, 4wc, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower, 2 covered parking, big verandas and big covered patio with bbq, big covered veranda for the winter on the back, fully furnished and equipped, in a quiet neighborhood very close to all amenities and Apha Mega supermarket - Acropolis €1100 (H4ACS0001-R), (photos in the website). 21. 3 bedr detached house partially renovated 240sq.m with central heating, full a/c, separate tv room with fire place, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen with small family room, 3wc, big verandas and patio with deck and bbq area, covered parking in a quiet neighborhood behind Areteion hospital close to Falcon school - Dasoupoli €1950 (H3DAS0006-R), (photos in the website). 22. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, 330sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 2 covered parking’s, big kitchen with sitting room and all the electrical appliances, blinds on the windows, 2 bedrs with en suite shower, bathroom with jacuzzi,

swimming pool with patio and nice covered bbq area, opposite a green area in a very quiet area - Available end of JUNE – Strovolos €3000 (photos in the website). 23. 4 bedr luxury detached house, separate maid’s room, 600 sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 6 wc, 4 bathrooms, big sitting and dining areas opening on to the garden, big kitchen with electrical appliances, built in 2 big plots of land with huge garden with grass, swimming pool, 2 covered parking, in a quiet neighbourhood close to Alpha Mega supermarket Engomi - €3700 (H4PA20005-R), (photos on the website). 24. 4 bedr luxury detached house with expensive finishes, office space, separate maid’s room, 3 of the bedrooms with en suite shower/bathroom, floor heating, full air condition, white marble floor all the house, fire place, lighting fixtures, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, swimming pool with bbq area, small garden,2 covered parking’s in a nice neighbourhood with expensive houses near KEMA building – Platy Aglantzias €3500 (H4PAG0004-R), (photos in the website). For many more properties with photos visit our website at which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22422225/96-422225/96422226, ***************************** LUXURY FLATS: 1. 2 bedr luxury fully renovated apartment, storage heaters, 3 a/c, separate big kitchen, big sitting dining room, fully modern furnished and equipped with solid parquet floor off Prodromou street – Engomi €600 (A2ENG0010-R), (photos in the website). 2. 2 bedr new luxury modern, 2 storey apartment with solid parquet floor, floor heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, expensive fitted electrical appliances, blinds, covered

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

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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA hot and cold in all the rooms, electrical heating if needed, covered parking and big room on the ground floor with window which can be used for a maid or office, in a very quite neighbourhood in a small building – Agios Dometios €750 (A3ADO0006-R), (photos in the website) 9. 3 bedr new luxury penthouse apartment on the last floor of a 3 storey building, CH ind, full a/c, pressure system, cooker and oven in the kitchen, blinds in the living room, 2 bathrooms, 130sq.m, big veranda with

TO LET NICOSIA view, covered parking, 200m opposite Akropolis park. AVAILABLE 1st of August – Acropolis €850(A3ACS0039-R), (photos on the website). 10. 2 bedr new luxury finished apartment with a/c for hot and cold, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, big covered veranda,2 bathrooms,2wc,covered parking, storage room, secured entrance building in a very quiet neighborhood – Aglantzia €650 (A2AGZ0022-R), (photos in the website) 11. 1 bedr apartment, 55sq.m,





separate kitchen, fully furnished and equipped with television in good condition,2 AC for hot and cold on Makarios Avenue near Debenhams. Available for short and long term – Nicosia Centre €450 (A1NIC0002-R), (photos in the website). 12. 1 bedr apartment with storage heaters, 2 a/c, big bathroom, NICELY FUNRISHED, covered parking, covered veranda with nice view, in a quiet area near Ippokration hospital – Engomi €500 (A1ENG0009-R), (photos in the website).

13. New luxury 2 bedr apartment with nice view, 100sq.m, big sitting & dining area, big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, big covered verandah, 2 wc, storage heaters, 2 a/c, electric shutters in the bedrooms, covered parking and storage room on the 11th floor of a small building with 6 flats only 200 meters for Akropolis park and opposite a small neighborhood park – Dasoupolis €570 (A2DAS0001-R), (photos in the website). 14. New luxury modern 3 bedr apartment,145sq.m big cov-

ered veranda with nice view, a/c in all the rooms, electrical heating, cooker and oven in the kitchen, big sitting and dining room,2 bathrooms, laundry room, covered parking and storage room off Kennedy Avenue behind KPMG offices – Acropolis €900(A3ACS0038-R), (photos on the website). 15. 2 bedr brand new luxury finished apartment in a modern luxury building with independent central heating, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, aluminum shutters in the bedrooms, cooker, oven, fridge and wash-

ing machine in the kitchen, big veranda, electric parking entrance, covered parking and colour intercom. Price includes cable net service with 10mb and TV satellite channels – Acropolis €700 (A2ACS0004-R), (photos in the website). 16. New luxury 2 bedr apartment with central heating independent, full ac, fully modern nicely furnished and equipped, big covered verandah, 2 wc, covered parking opposite Hilton, off Makarios Avenue close to the centre – Lykavitos €650 (A2LYK0003-R), (photos in the

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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 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 – 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 electri-

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

Security system, cabling and server room ready. Price € 1400/month negotiable tel. 99 330 908 listing-LIM-0103 GROUND FLOOR HOUSE 3 bedrooms in Omonia furnished /unfurnished, fire place in sitting room, main sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, utility, shower with W/C. A/C in bedrooms. Covered parking. Price €650. Tel 95 116808 ***************************** VERY SPACIOUS LUXURY BUNGALOW HOUSE situated in the village of Palodeia, ideal for its proximity to the Heritage school and only 5 miles to Limassol town centre with shops and banks close by. Accommodation comprises of an open plan sitting room/dining area, fully fitted and equipped kitchen, 1 master bedroom with en-suite, 3 large bedrooms, a separate wc/bathroom and an office room. A/c & c/h throughout. In front of the house is a car port for 2 cars but has additional space for another 3 or 4 cars. Price €1250.00pm. Viewing available after 23/8/12 please contact Yiannakis Georgiou 99451011. ***************************** GROUND FLOOR HOUSE, furnished renovated this year. Laminated parke floor, and big wardrobes in the 3 bedrooms. Rent €590.00 Tel 99497576 99886775

available. €400. Tel 25369219, work 10.30-17.30 25542968 home 99773151 ***************************** 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@idclimassol. 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 listing-LIM-0103

99202543 ***************************** 1. K.S.L LETTINGS – APARTMENT FOR RENT Fully Furnished ground floor 2 bedroom apartment, overlooking pool. Beautifully furnished throughout. 350 Euros per calendar month. Larnaca District. Quote TLL884. Tel. (00357) 24815104 2. K.S.L LETTINGS – Properties Required for waiting Long Term Tenants. We desperately require 2/3 & 4 bedroom villa’s with private swimming pools for waiting tenants in the Larnaca District. Please call us for a free valuation. Tel.(00357) 24815104 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 ! ****************************

LIMASSOL ***************************** 4 BEDROOM recently renovated whole floor apartment of 200sqm.. Fully Furnished. Opposite sea, swimming pool, tennis court, and security gate. 3 new bathrooms, new kitchen with stainless steel appliances. 2 Covered parkings. Price € 1500/month. Call 99 330 908 OFFICE FOR RENT opposite sea with amazing sea views. 120sqm, 2 bathrooms, kitchen.

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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS PAPHOS ***************************** FOR RENT new ground floor terrace studios for rent in Kouka village(20 minutes from Limassol) in a quiet and peaceful area fully furnished €180 per month minimum contract 1 year. Inf. Mob 99548855 ***************************** MESOYI – 3 bed detached bungalow - u/f, a/c, spacious living area, 1 x en-suite & family bathroom, large garden, very private, swimming pool, sea and mountain views, undercover parking -750 euros ***************************** FOR RENT 3 BDRM house in Paphos excellent position (near CYTA) D Mavrogenous no 9. Tel 99376507. **************************** For your consideration 1. KATHIKAS AREA €450 a modern 2 bedroom, stone walled villa with sea views, large swimming pool and 650 sq metres garden. In a quiet cul-de-sac, available unfurnished or furnished. Solar panels and pressurised water system. A great villa in a fabulous village. Will accept pets. 2. TREMITHOUSA €275 situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, this furnished modern 3 bedroom detached house with small garden is available, a/c throughout and satellite broadband. Offering fantastic views of the sea. 3. TREMITHOUSA €250 luxury 2 bedroom maisonette. Fully furnished with modern furni-






ture 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 **************************** UNIVERSAL AREA, 2 bedroom modern furnished town house, communal pool Euro 450 per month Tel 99387842

Separate Living area/kitchen and bedroom. Fully furnished (washing machine etc.) Covered veranda, and undercover designated parking. Only Euro 215/month inc. communal charges. Phone 99-310481. **************************** AYIOS DEMETRIANOS 3 bedroom villa with swimming pool, large established garden, sea views, unfurnished, very quiet area. Euro 550 per month ono. Call: 99127195 **************************** BEAUTIFUL, 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT, furnished and fully air-conditioned, situated close to Carrefour €330. And a 1 bed new apt, attractive and spacious, furnished with S.pool, in Chlorakas, 500 meters from the St. George hotel €290. OWNERS, TEL 99403261, 26934650 ***************************** GREAT VALUE STUDIO FLAT FOR RENT - Large modern studio flat in small residential block, in central Paphos, 5 minutes from town centre, 2 minutes from motorway, and 10 minutes from Kato Paphos. Separate Living area/kitchen and bedroom. Fully furnished (washing machine etc.) Covered veranda, and undercover designated parking. Only €215/ month inc. communal charges. Phone 99-310481. ***************************** 6 BEDROOM, luxury detached villa in Chlorakas, for rent. Breathtaking, unobscured sea and mountain views. Close to all amenities, located in a cul-de-sac in Melanos area with a private road. 6 bed, 2 bathrooms (+2en suite), utility room, outdoor storage, Jacuzzi, private pool, fully A/C, fitted

kitchen, large verandas and landscaped gardens. Long term let or sale by owner, call 99414920 **************************** 1. YEROSKIPOU AREA, euro 380, beautiful 2 bed, first floor apartment, fully furnished, large bathroom, large balcony. 2. YEROSKIPOU AREA, 3 bedroom villa with pool, unfurnished, large garden and ample parking. Main bedroom en-suite, ground floor w/c with cloakroom, separate kitchen area. Euro 500 per month 3. UNIVERSAL, 1 bedroom apartment on ground floor with garden, patio to front, well maintained complex with pool, fully furnished, euro 300 per month ono 4. MESA CHORIO, 2 bedroom apartment , modern furniture, fully equipped, one bedroom en-suite + one bathroom, panoramic views, well maintained complex with pool, euro 400 per month ono MANY MORE PROPERTIES AVAILABLE - CALL : 96753677 **************************** ONE BEDROOM fully furnished apartment for rent in Kissonerga. Near Cynthiana Beach hotel and close proximity to Coral Bay. Overlooking the sea and 100 metres from beach. AC in bedroom. Tel: 99-492521/ 99673276 **************************** PROPERTY TO RENT CHLORAKA: 3 Bedroom U/F Detached House Enclosed garden, A/C, Oven Hob Extractor 550 Per month REF: JAP3V159

TOMBS OF THE KINGS: 1st Floor F/F Apartment 1 Bedroom, Sat TV, A/C, Sea Views, Communal Pool 350 Euros per month REF: JAP1A024 PEYIA: 2 Bedroom F/F Apartment A/C, Communal Pool, Sauna, Gym. 325 Euros per month neg REF: JAP2A182 EMBA: 3 Bedroom U/F House, A/C, White Goods Communal Pool 500 Euros per month REF: JAP3V053 PEYIA: 3 Bedroom U/F Bungalow,some A/C, Flyscreens Cyta line, Private Pool, roof terrace. 600 Euros per month not neg . KATO PAPHOS: 2 Bedroom Furn apartment, Shutters, A/C, Close to Bar Street. 400 Euros per month REF: JAP2A186 PEYIA: 3 Bedroom U/F Detached Villa, Private Pool, Enclosed Gardens Car port, A/C. Large lounge, 600 Euros per month neg REF: JAP3V199 CORAL BAY: 8 Bed furnished villa, pool, games room,8 bath rooms, play area, car port,Jacuzzi,grape vines, large plot. 2,250 Euros pm REF: JAP8V196 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.JOHNALICEPROPERTIES.COM EMAIL: JOHNALICCY@GMAIL.COM **************************** FOR RENT a selection of 1,2&3

bedroom houses & apartments f/f & u/f. Universal, Peyia, Tomb of the Kings, Tsada & Chloraka. Please view at our website or call 99329357. Fully registered company in Cyprus. PEYIA – 3 bedroom villa with modern quality furniture and finishes. Central heating, sky, alarm, infinity pool and stunnning sea and mountain views €700 per month, call : 99389426 BRAND NEW APT, opposite Poseidonio Gym, near Carrefour, F/F, a/c, great quality, 1 bdrm, from €340p.m.Tel 99403261 ***************************** MR RENT PAPHOS, THE LEADING PROPERTY RENTAL AGENCY IN PAPHOS OFFICE: 26271858 (00357) IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY TO RENT WE ARE THE RENTAL AGENCY TO CONTACT OFFERING FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENT COLLECTION SERVICE 1. PEYIA €375 luxury modern 2 bedroom apartment. Beautifully furnished with modern furniture includes Miele kitchen appliances, fly screens, plasma TV with set up showing UK channels. Close to Peyia village on a great complex with gardens, large c/pool, hot tub, indoor pool, sauna & gym. Undercover parking & storage. 2. UNIVERSAL AREA €450 spacious 2 bedroom townhouse situated in great central location, not on a complex, with enclosed garden & jacuzzi hot tub. Fully furnished with good furniture. Private drive for off street parking. 3. KAMARES €600 detached 3

***************************** 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.

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

& spacious with undercover parking, private pool & sea views. A must to see! 8. ANARITA €1800 amazing 4 bedroom detached villa, this stunning property offers top of the range modern kitchen. Spacious living rooms, all bedrooms with modern ensuites. Landscaped gardens with private pool offering total privacy & covered barbeque area, great for entertaining. Available fully furnished or unfurnished & includes gas central heating & so much more. Tel: 97790883 Tel: 99133422 office: 26271858 visit our website for many more properties email: info@ **************************** RENTAL POINT - PAPHOS ** PROPERTIES AVAILABLE TO RENT IN THE PAPHOS DISTRICT. JUST A SMALL SAMPLE OF AVAILABLE PROPERTIES. ALL TYPES OF 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

TO LET PAPHOS . Guest WC. 3 double bedrooms. Family bathroom. Large balcony, off-street parking. Euros 400.00 a month. 3. KATHIKAS – 3 bed,2 bath unfurnished stone bungalow with no immediate neighbours. Open plan living area with fireplace with log burner. Fitted kitchen, utility room. 3 bedrooms, master with en-suite. Family bathroom. Parking, Swimming pool and landscaped garden areas. Very quiet area. Euros 600.00 a month 4. CHLORAKAS – 2 Bed, 2. bath fully furnished apartments (2 available) in good location close to amenities. Open plan living area with dining space. Fitted kitchen, 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom. Off street parking & comm. Pool. Euros 395.00 a month inclusive of municipal taxes. 5. GOUDI (near Polis) Outstanding 3 bed, 3.5 bath unfurnished villa. Set in a rural setting the property enjoys privacy with no immediate neighbours. Open plan living area, spacious fitted kitchen. Guest WC. Ground floor bedroom with en-suite. Stairs to 2 further double bedroom with 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. 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.

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


PROPERTY FOR SALE NICOSIA ***************************** FOR SALE IS A BUILDING WITH 4 FLATS, each 3 bedroom. 2 on the ground floor with yards, and 2 on the first floor. 2 on first floor completely renovated. Located in quite area. Building recently plastered and painted. €850,000 euro. negotiable Call: 99 330 908


4bed, “Corner Stone” 6 months Title ready in

1-5 bed villas & cottages

Opportunity to purchase well established and successful take-away business in the centre of Larnaca. Annual T/O over 200k. with approx 50% profit and real potential to franchise across Cyprus. SERIOUS ENQUIRIES ONLY 99877953


HOSPITALS ........ 1400

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

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

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

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

***************************** 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 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. *****************************

LIMASSOL ***************************** 2 BEDROOM FLAT located in Germasoyia with partial sea views, 85sqm less than 10 years old with title deeds Price € 135.000 tel. 99 330 908 www. ***************************** A SEA SIDE BUNGALOW one bedroom and open plan living room with kitchen and bathroom, two verandas and a swimming pool in front. In excellent condition with A/C. Situated inThera complex near The Meridien hotel and the Marina of Limassol. Sale for €450.000. Rent €950 per month. Call 99624499


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

LARNACA NEAR MARONI Coastline Larnaca 2 bdrm bungalow on large plot Wrap around veranda with sea & mountain views, Large lounge/dining room, Large Kitchen, Full C/H Provision for a/c All furniture & car included €295,000 99147929

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 TALA, 5 bdrm villa for sale . Title deeds.sea and mountain view. 5 en-suite double bedrooms. Central heating, a/c, fireplace. Private L shape s/pool and garden area, patio, with bbq, bar and pergola. Car parking. Plot: 620 sq.m. Covered: 285sqm , €458.000. tel. 99587757



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


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

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

Paphiakos & C.C.P. Animal Welfare Education/Information Centre, No. 12 Dedalos Building, 8049 Kato Paphos PO Box 61272 8132 Kato Paphos Web. www.facebook/paphiakos Email Larnaca Emergency Service - The contact point for animal emergencies in Larnaca is Maria at the Paphiakos Animal Welfare Charity Shop, telephone 24623494 or 99325897 PAPHIAKOS NEW CHARITYSHOP/T.ROOMS NOW OPEN IN PEYIA. T ROOMS NOW OPEN (next to Peyia Police Station) Volunteers and donations needed please contact Suzanne 99151996 for further information. STOP, SHOP AND GIVE TO THE ANIMALS! ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME AT OUR CHARITY SHOPS!!!!! NOW OPEN !!! BOOKSHOP/INFORMATION CENTRE/T-SHOP IN POLIS CONTACT JUDY 99223572 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND DETAILS. SEE THE WEBSITE FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION OR TELEPHONE 26953496 PAPHIAKOS & C.C.P. BOOK EXCHANGE SHOP TREMITHOUSA Paphiakos Book Exchange Shop, Tremithousa. Special Tuesday sales held on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. For more information Tel 99771763/99283467 PAPHIAKOS & C.C.P. ANIMAL WELFARE Registered Charity No 1529 Contact our shops and we can take your clutter The Charity Shops are located at: Shop No.1 Agapinoros Street, Kato Paphos Shop No.2 Ap Pavlou Avenue, Kato Paphos Shop No.3 Gr. Afxentiou Avensia Court 3 Larnaca Shop No.4 9 Ayiou Ioanni Street 3061 Limassol Our shops are always happy to receive your unwanted goods! SORROW IS WHAT PAPHIAKOS IS ALL ABOUT!!! UPDATE PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE OR FACEBOOK FOR THE STORY OF SORROW. EVERY MEMBER OF OUR CLINIC WEPT FOR THIS POOR DOG. PAPHIAKOS ARE DETERMINED THE FUTURE WILL BE BRIGHTER AFTER THE CRUELTY AND TRAUMA. Sorrow is progressing well but will need further surgery. If you can help with donations to assist us to bring Sorrow to full health please contact the clinic on 00357 26946461. PAPHIAKOS CAR BOOT SALE EVERY SATURDAY at the Ambassador Restaurant and outside in the grounds at Paphiakos. Free parking. Sellers from 7am, buyers from 8am. For information & bookings please call MIKE on 96702600. PAPHIAKOS & C.C.P. ANIMAL WELFARE URGENTLY NEEDS PASTA TO HELP FEED THE DOGS AND SOFT FOOD FOR ALL THE CATS. DONATIONS CAN BE MADE AT THE CLINIC. PLEASE SPONSOR AN ANIMAL OR BECOME A MEMBER TO ENSURE PAPHIAKOS CAN CONTINUE WIH THEIR NECESSARY WORK. Telephone Jan 26946461 ex 114 or 97614008

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

Tel. 99 293489, 99 279960 Email:


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

Open Door Baptist Church

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

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



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


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


Family oriented evangelical church

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

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

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

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

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

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

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17.30 Entehnos 18.00 News 18.15 Candid Camera Hidden cameras document various pranks. 18.30 Kati Psinetai (rpt) Greek version of the show where contestants try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals. 19.20 Paizoume Kypriaka Repeat of local game show, asking questions having to do with Cypriot dialect. 20.00 News / Weather/ Financial Report 21.00 Vimata Stin Ammo (rpt) Local period drama, based on true events. 21.35 Sizitisi Yia Ti Sihroni Tourkia 22.20 Kato Apo Ton Idio Ourano (rpt) 23.00 I Skoteini Plevra Tou Fengariou (rpt) Local drama series about drugs. 23.30 News 23.45 Repeats

MEGA 06.00 Paralliloi Dromoi (rpt) 06.50 Nea Mera 10.00 Proino Mou 12.00 Yia Banaki 15.00 I Dada (rpt) Greek comedy series, based on a popular US sitcom. 16.10 I Ora I Kali (rpt) Greek comedy series. 17.40 Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes Greek drama series, based on the popular Latin American telenovela about mistaken identities. 18.20 News 18.30 Mousiko Kouti Greek game show, testing contestants on their music knowledge. 19.20 Peninta Peninta (rpt) Greek comedy series. 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 I Zoi Pou Then Ezisa (rpt) 23.20 Singles (rpt) Greek comedy series. 00.00 News 00.10 The Shield Police drama series. 01.00 Yia Banaki (rpt) 04.15 Proino Mou (rpt)



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

07.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of 09.15 Kids’ TV 11.50 Diet ... Please Local comedy series. 12.30 Thema Gevsis 13.30 Star News 14.15 Kids’ TV 16.15 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 16.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of (rpt) 17.50 Mila Best Of (rpt) 18.50 Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) 19.40 Fotis Maria Live Best Of (rpt) 21.10 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 22.00 FILM: Smart People Comedy drma, starring Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ellen Page. 2008. See Film Picks. 23.00 Supernatural (rpt) Fourth season of fantasy drama series. ‘Jump the Shark’. A 19-yearold named Adam calls Sam and Dean looking for their father John, and claims to be his son. The brothers meet him, assuming he is a demon trying to lure then into a trap. However, they find out that his story is true and the teenager tells them of his ‘normal upbringing’, which infuriates Dean. 00.50 LTV Sports News 01.50 Star News 02.40 Repeats

14.00 Eleni 16.40 Baywatch (rpt) 17.30 Pame Paketo (rpt) Greek popular talk-show that deals with human interest stories such as reuniting people. With News at 18.00. 18.30 Tropico 19.30 The Del Monte Heirs Latin American telenovela about five adopted brothers. 20.20 News 21.20 Irthe kai Edese 22.10 To Kokkino Domatio 23.30 Sex And The City (rpt) First season. ‘Secret Sex’. The girls wonder whether people pursue secretive relationships because they are embarrassed about their lovers, while Carrie suspects Big is ashamed of her when he stands her up at a promotional event. 23.50 News 23.55 Se Eida (rpt) 00.40 Istories Tou Astinomou Beka (rpt) 01.40 Allou Ximeromenoi (rpt) 03.00 Otan Megaloso (rpt) 04.10 Eleni (rpt) 05.20 Tropico (rpt)

CAPITAL 08.00 10.30 11.30 13.15 15.15 15.30

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Kids’ TV Call Of The Wild Deste Tous Greek FILM: Adexios Erastis Mila Mou Prasina (rpt) FILM: My Girl 2 Teenage tomboy Vada finds love in Los Angeles when she goes to stay with her uncle to write a school project. Romantic comedy drama sequel, starring Anna Chlumsky. 1993. O Anthropos Tis Thalassas Melrose Place With News at 18.30. News Sports Time Rubi FILM: Jack Reed: A Search For Justice A Chicago detective uncovers a crime ring while investigating the death of a nightclub stripper. Drama, starring Brian Dennehy. 1994. FILM: Femme Fatale Thriller, starring Rebecca Romijn. 2002. See Pick Of The Day. FILM: Three The sinking of a yacht maroons a wealthy businessman and his beautiful wife on an island with a former servant. Thriller, starring Billy Zane. 2005. FILM: Kleptomania Drama, starring Amy Irving. 1995.

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

13:32 The Strand 13:50 Witness 14:01 BBC News 14:06 World Have Your Say 14:30 BBC News Summary 14:32 Business Daily 14:50 Sports News 15:01 BBC News 15:06 Newshour 15:30 BBC News Summary 15:32 Newshour 16:01 BBC News 16:06 HARDtalk 16:30 BBC News Summary 16:32 Outlook 17:01 BBC News 17:06 World Briefing 17:30 BBC News Summary 17:32 Click 17:50 From Our Own Correspondent 18:01 BBC News 18:06 World Briefing 18:30 BBC News Summary 18:32 Sport Today 18:50 Witness 19:01 BBC News 19:06 World Briefing 19:30 BBC News Summary 19:32 World Business Report 20:01 BBC News 20:06 World Have Your Say 20:30 BBC News Summary 20:32 World Have Your Say 21:01 BBC News 21:06 World Briefing 21:30 BBC News Summary 21:32 Business Daily 21:50 From Our Own Correspondent 22:01 BBC News 22:06 Outlook 22:30 BBC News Summary 22:32 The Strand 22:50 Witness 23:01 BBC News 23:06 Newshour 23:30 BBC News Summary 23:32 Newshour

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

BFBS 2 (Ni’sia 89.7, WSBA 89.9, ESBA 95.3 FM) 03.00 BFBS Radio News 03.03 BFBS Gold With Dave Windsor 04.00 Up All Night 07.00 Morning Reports 07.30 Wake Up To Money 08.00 Today 11.00 Simon Marlow 14.00 BFBS Gold With Dave Windsor 15.00 World At One 15.45 Simon Guettier 19.00 PM 20.00 6 O’Clock News 4 20.30 Five Live Drive 21.00 Five Live Sport 00.30 Late Night Live LiveCyBC2 (91.1, 92.4 FM) 06.00-7.30 Programmes in Turkish with News at 7.30 07.40 Good morning Cyprus 10.00-12.00 Kalimerhamba 12.00 Gunortasa 12.45 Greek Cyprus Press 13.00 Turkish Music 13.15 News in Turkish 13.30 News in English 13.45 PM Classics 16.00 Greek Radio 16.15 Our country doesn’t divide 16.50 News in Turkish 17.00-18.00 Programmes in Armenian; News at 17.15 18.0020.00 Round & About 20.00 News in English 20.10 Welcome to Cyprus in French and German 20.40 Ship of Fools with Robert Camassa 22.00 News in English 22.00 International Music 00.00-06.00 Rebroadcast of the evening’s programme

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

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 15:0018:00 Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday Liquid Radio Show - Pavlos - 15:00-18:00 Wednesday Drive Time - Johny G. 18:0020:00 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

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Television PICK OF THE DAY Femme Fatale (Capital TV, 22.45) “Say hello to my leetle frien’!” sneered Al Pacino in Scarface, directed by Brian De Palma - but now say hello to Capital TV where most fi lms are bad, a few fi lms are great, and unwary viewers might mistake a great fi lm for a bad fi lm. That brings us to Femme Fatale, also directed by Brian De Palma - and Mr. De Palma’s involvement is central to this underrated, altogether wonderful action pastiche, because he makes fi lms like no-one else. Style is all-important in a Brian De Palma movie, and he also likes to open proceedings with a virtuoso set-piece: he did it in Snake Eyes - and he does it again here, with an audacious heist set at the Cannes Film Festival that’s a 20-minute riot of split-screen visuals, lesbian encounters and sheer propulsive rhythm. If you want to see what pure, kinetic Cinema looks like you could do worse than check out the fi rst 20 minutes of Femme Fatale. The rest of it is also pretty good, with Rebecca Romijn-Stamos giving a legitimately (and surprisingly) great performance as our heroine, a jewel thief who goes on the run after the aforementioned heist and assumes the identity - or does she? - of her own doppelganger, resurfacing in Paris as the camera-shy wife of American ambassador Peter Coyote. She’s stalked by

paparazzo Antonio Banderas, he takes a snap, the photo gets circulated, and our heroine fi nds herself targeted by the vengeful ex-cohorts she double-crossed in the heist. That’s the plot; now forget about the plot, because plot is irrelevant. Femme Fatale is all about style and sleight of hand, visual conjuror’s tricks thinly held together by a playful narrative. Playful is the operative word here. You can see it in the opening heist, when a fellow crook ‘explains’ the plan to our heroine in a way-too-fast, barely-comprehensible jumble of jargon and code-words (translation: don’t worry overmuch about the plot, fi lm fans). You can see it later on, when Banderas does a (shamefully funny) impression of a campy gay man for no reason at all. You can see it in the tongue-in-cheek take on fi lm noir - it opens with Rebecca watching Double Indemnity - and of course you can see it in the ending, which will strike some people as absurd. Some people found the whole fi lm absurd, others (a minority) claimed to fi nd much spiritual imagery (water is used as a symbol, apparently). The truth may be somewhere in between, but don’t let that stop you; Capital TV comes through tonight! Not to mention Brian De Palma. Made in 2002.

Preston Wilder



Midnight Run (Novacinema2, 17.00) Bit of an early time slot, but our 80s Nostalgia impulse is just too strong to ignore - not to mention the pleasure of watching Robert De Niro in his glory days, now he’s largely retreated into self-parody. De Niro is a bounty hunter, Charles Grodin the fugitive accountant he’s hired to capture and bring back to LA; the fi rst part of the job is no problem - but the cross-country trip is eventful, to put it mildly, with the FBI, the Mafi a and a rival bounty hunter also after Grodin, and his quarry’s various phobias (smoking, fl ying) driving De Niro up the wall. A fi rst-rate entertainment, making the most of familiar action-comedy material through sharp writing, slick handling and two stars striking sparks off each other. “They don’t come any better than Midnight Run,” raves Fat Clyde (!) from Washington at the Internet Movie Database. “Dig up a copy from somewhere, get a few beers and prepare to be captivated from beginning to end”. Cheers, fat man. Made in 1988.

Smart People (PlusTV, 22.00) Lots of smart people involved in this thoughtful comedy-drama, from Dennis Quaid as a widowed college professor to the great Ellen Page as his daughter - and the plan was obviously to make something wry and poignant, like Sideways or Wonder Boys, but it didn’t really work out (the fi lm flopped, going straight to DVD in many places). Grumpy prof Quaid ends up in hospital where the doctor (Sarah Jessica Parker) turns out to be a former student; they become involved, but rebellious Ellen isn’t happy and tries to sabotage the relationship. Reviews were lukewarm, but I’m guessing it’ll play better on TV on a slow Wednesday night. Made in 2008.

The Adjustment Bureau (Novacinema1, 22.00) A fi lm that’s been disappointing people for ages now, and it’s going to disappoint many more. It doesn’t even matter what I say - you’re still going to watch it, because the premise (from a Philip K. Dick story) is so intriguing, but prepare to be disappointed. Matt Damon is a politician who meets a girl (Emily Blunt) and falls madly in love - but in fact Matt wasn’t supposed to meet Emily, his life (like all our lives) being controlled by agents of Fate called the ‘Adjustment Bureau’ who physically arrange our daily circumstances, wearing special hats and using ordinary doors as portals. This terrific sci-fi plot unfortunately dies on the vine, partly because the Bureau’s rules are a bit confused (they’re explicitly religious, but in fact they specialise in “nudging” as opposed to fi rm moral rules) but mostly because the plotting is drab and the romance generic. Not that it matters; you’re still going to watch it. Made in 2011.

Midnight Run (Novacinema2, 17.00)

05:25 Shanghai 07:10 City Hall 09:00 Summer Kids Zone 10:30 Cine News 10:55 The Pelican Brief 13:20 Cine News 13:45 Manuale D’am3re 16:00 Films & Stars 17:00 Midnight Run 19:10 Cine News 19:45 Men Of Honor 22:00 Birth 23:50 The Deep End 01:35 A Time To Kill 04:05 Cine News 04:35 Jude

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

19:55 Two For The Money 22:00 C.S.I. 22:50 It’s A Wonderful Afterlife 00:35 Cine News 01:30 Adult Zone

19:25 Old School 21:00 Remember The Titans 22:55 The Back-Up Plan 00:40 Biutiful

Blitz (Novacinema1, 23.55) 01:10 The Weakest Link 01:55 Bleak House 02:25 Bleak House 02:55 Eastenders 03:25 Doctors 03:55 London Hospital 04:50 The Weakest Link 05:35 After You’ve Gone 06:05 Fimbles 06:25 Tellytales 06:35 Little Prairie Dogs 06:45 Nina & The Neurons 07:00 Show Me Show Me 07:25 Boogie Beebies 07:40 Charlie & Lola 07:50 Fimbles 08:10 Tellytales 08:20 Little Prairie Dogs 08:30 Nina & The Neurons 08:45 Show Me Show Me 09:10 Boogie Beebies 09:25 Charlie & Lola 09:35 After You’ve Gone 10:05 2 Point 4 Children 10:35 The Weakest Link 11:20 Eastenders 11:50 Doctors 12:15 Bleak House 13:15 London Hospital 14:05 Lead Balloon 14:35 After You’ve Gone 15:05 2 Point 4 Children 15:35 Eastenders 16:05 Doctors 16:35 Bleak House 17:35 London Hospital 18:25 The Weakest Link 19:10 Eastenders 19:40 Doctors 20:10 Casualty 21:00 My Family 21:30 Fawlty Towers 22:00 Life On Mars 22:50 Big Top 23:20 Last Of The Summer Wine 23:50 Great Ormond Street 00:40 Blackadder The Third

07:00 Fifth Gear 07:25 Dirty Jobs 08:15 Deadliest Catch 09:10 Extreme Fishing 10:05 Mythbusters 11:00 How Do They Do It? ; 11:30 Destroyed In Seconds 11:55 Ultimate Survival 12:50 Wheeler Dealers 13:45 Twist The Throttle 14:40 American Chopper 15:35 Dirty Jobs 16:30 Mythbusters 17:25 Deadliest Catch 18:20 Extreme Fishing 19:15 River Monsters 20:10 How It’s Made 20:40 How Do They Do It? ; 21:05 Flying Wild Alaska 22:00 Gold Rush 22:55 Extreme Fishing 23:50 River Monsters 00:45 Hillbilly Handfishin’ 01:40 Flying Wild Alaska 02:40 Extreme Fishing 03:40 River Monsters 04:35 Hillbilly Handfishin’ 05:35 How It’s Made 06:00 Overhaulin’

09:30 Olympic Games: Olympic Magazine 10:00 Athletics: Eaa Meetings Lucerne 11:15 Olympic Games: Together To London 11:30 Cycling: Tour De France 12:30 Cycling: Tour De France 18:45 Athletics: Eaa Meetings Lucerne 20:30 Olympic Games: Together To London 20:45 All Sports: Wednesday Selection 20:50 Equestrian: Nations Cup Series Germany - 21:50 Equestrian Sports: Riders Club - 21:55 All Sports: Alexia S Selection 22:00 Golf: U.S. P.G.A. Tour-

John Deere Classic USA 23:50 Golf: Golf Club 23:55 Sailing: Yacht Club 00:00 All Sports: Wednesday Selection 00:20 Olympic Games: Olympic Magazine 00:45 Cycling: Tour De France

05:30 Long Way Round 06:15 Family Guy 07:05 No Ordinary Family 07:50 How I Met Your Mother 08:40 White Collar 09:25 Criminal Minds 10:10 Long Way Round 10:55 Family Guy 11:45 No Ordinary Family 12:30 How I Met Your Mother 13:20 White Collar 14:05 Criminal Minds 14:50 Lights Out 16:20 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 Lights Out 22:30 White Collar 23:20 Lights Out 00:50 Long Way Round 01:40 Family Guy 02:30 No Ordinary Family 03:20 The Goode Family 03:45 How I Met Your Mother 04:35 White Collar

07:00 Pawn Stars 08:00 The Universe 09:00 Patton 360 10:00 Pawn Stars 11:00 Ax Men 12:00 Storage Wars 13:00 No County For Old Men 14:00 Patton 360 15:00 The Universe 16:00 Storage Wars 17:00 No County For Old Men 18:00 Patton 360 19:00 The Universe 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 Ax Men 22:00 Lock N’ Load 23:00 Top Shot 00:00 Pawn Stars 01:00 Ax Men 02:00 Lock N’ Load 03:00 Top Shot 04:00 The Universe 05:00 Patton 360 06:00 Ax Men

07:30 Mars Attacks! 09:30 Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo 10:50 Indian 12:20 The Goonies 14:15 Rudo Y Cursi 16:00 Action Zone 16:30 Entourage 17:05 Greetings From The Shore 19:00 Friends 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Butterfly On A Wheel 23:00 Special 00:30 Hustler TV 02:15 L’ Etoile Du Soldat 04:30 Runaway Train 06:30 LTV Sports News

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

09:55 Big Cartoonie Show Nickelodeon 10:20 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:45 Fanboy & Chum Chum 11:10 X’s 11:35 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 12:00 Dora The Explorer 12:25 Spongebob Squarepants 13:15 Mighty B! 13:40 My Life As A Teenage Robot 14:05 Hey Arnold! 14:30 Icarly 15:20 Legion Of Super Heroes 17:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Barclay’s Premier League 19:00 Espn Films 20:30 K9 Nation 21:00 Wpba Masters 22:00 Pba All-Star Shootout 22:30 Planet Speed 23:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Coca-Cola Cup 01:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Barclay’s Premier League 03:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Bundesliga 05:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Primera Division

07:15 According To Jim 08:00 The Big Bang Theory 08:25 Sons Of Anarchy 10:15 Two And A Half Men 10:40 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 11:25 Chuck 12:55 Supernatural 13:35 According To Jim 14:20 Sons Of Anarchy 16:10 Friends 16:35 Brothers & Sisters 17:20 Hawaii Five 18:50 Supernatural 19:35 Grey’s Anatomy 20:20 House M.D. 21:05 The Office 21:30 Boardwalk Empire 23:30 Desperate Housewives 00:15 Love & Dance 02:00 John Rambo 03:50 Friends 04:15 Brothers & Sisters 05:00 Hawaii Five 06:30 Grey’s Anatomy

08:00 It Runs In The Family 10:00 New York Stories 12:15 White Wall 14:00 Brideshead Revisited 16:30 Sleepy Hollow 18:30 I Love You, Beth Cooper 20:15 500 Days Of Summer 22:00 Eastwood Factor 23:30 Action Zone 00:05 Daring! TV 04:00 Dummy 05:30 Action Zone 06:00 Dennis The Menace

05:25 Straw Dogs 07:15 Cine News 07:45 The Hit List 09:15 Illegal 10:55 Hollywood 1on 1 11:25 The Tree Of Life 13:45 Cine News 14:40 Something Borrowed 18:05 African Cats 19:40 Spotlight On 20:15 Salvation Boulevard 22:00 The Adjustment Bureau 23:55 Blitz 01:40 Cine News 02:10 The Woman Who Dreamed Of A Man 03:55 Paul

21:00 Revenge Of The Pink Panther 22:40 Johnny Guitar

01:30 MLB Player Poll 02:00 MLB: San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 05:00 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Highlights Kentucky Speedway 06:00 NASCA Camping World Truck Series Highlights Iowa Speedway 07:00 Big Break Atlantis: Daughters of Atlas 08:00 Golf Central International From The Open Championship 10:00 MLB: San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 13:00 Pops 7 Slick Tricks 13:30 Pops 7 Beyond Crooked 14:00 Built to Shred 4 Mission Demolition 14:30 Built to Shred 4 Tactical Shred 15:00 Mobil 1 The Grid 15:30 MLB Player Poll 16:00 NASCA Camping World Truck Series Highlights Iowa Speedway 17:00 Prime/Time ring 19:00 PRE GAME 19:15 CHAMPIONSHIP LAIKI POPULAR BANK 2011–12: APOLLON VS ALKH 21:15 POST GAME 22:00 MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers 01:00 Pops 7 Slick Tricks

07:00 Globe Trekker 08:00 Planet Sports 09:00 Megalopolis 10:00 Glutton For Punishment 11:00 The Thirsty Traveler 11:30 Floyd On Africa 12:00 Globe Trekker 13:00 Planet Sports 14:00 Planet Food 15:00 Flavours Of Spain 16:00 Globe Trekker 17:00 The Thirsty Traveler 17:30 Floyd On Africa 18:00 Glutton For Punishment 19:00 Globe Trekker 21:00 48 Hours In… 21:30 Essential 22:00 Third Class Traveller 23:00 Globe Trekker 00:00 Planet Sports 01:00 Globe Trekker 02:00 48 Hours In… 02:30 Essential 03:00 Third Class Traveller 04:00 Globe Trekker 05:00 Glutton For Punishment 06:00 The Thirsty Traveler 06:30 Floyd On Africa

06:00 Boys’ Town 07:35 Each Dawn I Die 09:10 Marlowe 10:45 Ride The High Country 12:20 Some Came Running 14:35 These Wilder Years 16:05 Invasion Quartet 17:30 The Stratton Story 19:15 3 Godfathers 21:00 The Fixer 23:15 Pink Floyd--The Wall 00:50 Split, The 02:20 Victor/Victoria 04:30 A Night at the Opera

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL










Across 8 1 When we made our first appearance (5) 4 Man finds the west dull at first (7) 8 But usually it is not even going over the road (5-8) 9 Returns from work (8) 10 He tells stories about rail diversion (4) 12 Talk at endless rate before church (6) 13 Away of acting (6) 16 A range of winter sports (4) 18 Engineers with previous restorer (8) 21 Run down valley? (9,4) 22 Players prepared garnish (7) 23 Dangerous broken ski in the middle of the railway (5)

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22 11 Beauty is in the eye of this onlooker, so it is said (8) 12 What one might do at the end of a sitting (5,2) 14 F u n n y - s o u n d i n g bone (7)


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.





15 Lower island (6) 17 Daily could somehow appear without an article (5) 19 Prepared to study before the end of the day (5) 20 Some have a little meat (4)

Answers to crossword 2136

Rating EASY

QUICK: Across – 3 Sultanate; 7 Pixie; 8 Pipe-dream; 9 Cubit; 10 Omelet; 13 Forecast; 15 Lilliput; 17 Dative; 20 Noise; 21 Tarpaulin; 22 Ethel; 23 Smell a rat. Down – 1 Specified; 2 Exuberant; 3 Septic; 4 Teetotal; 5 Nerve; 6 Trace; 11 Lamplight; 12 Tsetse fly; 14 Alleluia; 16 Linnet; 18 Alarm; 19 Impel.

Rating HARD

CRYPTIC: Across – 3 Procedure; 7 Taboo; 8 Suppliant; 9 Ensue; 10 Follow; 13 Somerset; 15 Lead-time; 17 Gateau; 20 Wharf; 21 Bandstand; 22 Later; 23 Mainframe. Down – 1 Stressing; 2 Abasement; 3 Poseur; 4 Cup of tea; 5 Drill; 6 Rondo; 11 Litigants; 12 Waterford; 14 Splutter; 16 Dawdle; 18 Agama; 19 End-on.

Rating HARD

1 Pretty girl taken in by Mabel, Lena etc. (5) 2 Back again with a few lines (7) 3 Steal a short measure (4-4) 4 Now you see it, now you don’t (6) 5 Sharp projection attacks us between top and bottom of trunk (4) 6 One in headgear, one found in the WIndies (5) 7 Bet we initially agreed to differ (7)






1 Wooden pole (5) 4 Infectious disease (7) 8 Small hotel (8-5) 9 Catalogue (8) 10 Nuisance (4) 12 Capital of Austria (6) 13 Reddish element (6) 16 Flank (4) 18 Vole (5-3) 21 Clairvoyant (7-6) 22 Quickly (7) 23 Southern US state (5)

1 Ancient measure of length (5) 2 Blackberry bush (7) 3 Having a pleasant smell (8) 4 60 seconds (6) 5 Greyish (4) 6 Bloodsucker (5) 7 Asylum (7) 11 Sticking together (8) 12 Caller (7) 14 Contradiction (7) 15 Larder (6) 17 Languish (5) 19 Paint solvent (5) 20 Elderly (4)



ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

The current picture is positive, as lucky Jupiter in Gemini encourages you to share your ideas and thoughts and promote yourself as much as possible. The focus on connecting with others is quite strong, especially as Mars in Libra is great for teamwork. Just try not to be too sensitive to someone’s suggestions. They might actually be good for you.

Even though you may be busy connecting with others, promoting your goods or services, sorting out any admin and generally keeping in touch, you may feel rather raw about one issue today. Yet with so much promise in the air, this isn’t the time to doubt yourself. Instead, expose yourself to the possibilities, as you really won’t know until you try.

This is one of the best opportunities that you have had in some time for networking, making new connections and creating close bonds, whether for business or romance. Take advantage of it by exploring all your options and keeping up with the latest developments in your community and social sphere. A chance meeting could turn out very well.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

You may be keen to invest in projects or ideas that can help improve your lifestyle. Your health can be one area in which you may want to invest money. Splashing out on a gym subscription, or purchasing some exercise equipment for your home, may motivate you to get into the exercise habit and then start to love it. The more you do, the better you can feel.

Your social life has picked up quite nicely, but your main focus seems to be on getting ahead career wise, and sorting out your current financial situation. The presence of Mars in Libra, and stirring up your money zone may mean that you can earn more. The downside of this is that you may want to spend more too. Look to find the balance Virgo.

Don’t try to work in isolation, as you won’t receive half so many benefits as you might if you join up with others. Mars in Libra suggests that you may be better off, more abundant, feel more blessed, and happier, if you work as part of a team. Keep up the exercise too, as it can be a fine way of releasing any excess tension that you are feeling.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

You may be full of creative ideas that are just begging to be used constructively. Use your newfound confidence to connect with people who may be able to help you get your projects off the ground. Constructive teamwork may mean that you can realize your goals much sooner than you think. If you enjoy competitive sport, this too is well starred.

You may be feeling shaken and stirred as Mars continues to move through your sign. Its presence should be very welcome as it may be encouraging you to move beyond your fears, and to get on with all those things that you wanted to do, but might have been too nervous to attempt. But is one, liberating yourself from a stale relationship?

You can be expressive today, and come across as being exceptionally animated. Yet as much as you feel so bubbly, remind the natural democrat in you, to give others space to speak too. Use current opportunities to close deals, gather information and connect with prime movers. You may also be tempted to purchase something rather expensive.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

While the Sun in your sign brings life to current plans and projects, the focus on your spiritual zone suggests that there is much you can do to make your dreams manifest faster. The confidence you feel within yourself is something special as it can come from a deep level. Once you know what you want, trust the process to bring things to fruition.

Finances are on your mind, and with Jupiter in Gemini, you may be on a mission to get the bargain of the century. You may be juggling your cash, as you pay off any bills. But rest assured, under this influence, you can do so much better. It might not be down to what you earn either. Fortune can come to you through close connections too just now.

The outside circumstances you encounter can reverberate deep within you. This is something you already know, but an event may force you into the realization that something more needs to change. It may be your perception of the situation, or feelings about it which are causing all the problems. For now, try adjusting your point of view Pisces.


CYPRUS MAIL Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sport IN BRIEF Tour leader Wiggins praises Bopara ‘gent’ team-mate Cavendish replaces Bairstow

‘He’s been so committed to my cause and a great friend’ TOUR de France leader Bradley Wiggins has thanked Team Sky compatriot Mark Cavendish for his help and support during the 15 stages so far completed. Wiggins, 32, leads the rest of the field by over two minutes ahead of another Team Sky racer, Chris Froome. The Londoner has held the yellow jersey since the seventh stage and he praised the selfless work of teammate Cavendish in keeping him at the front. “He’s been so committed to my cause,” Wiggins said. “He’s a great friend.” World road race champion Cavendish, 27, is 144th in the Tour classifications, almost two-and-a-half hours behind the race leader. However, Wiggins highlighted his friend’s efforts in aiding Team Sky with their quest for the end-of-Tour title. “Mark has been fantastic these last two-and-a-half weeks,” he said. “He’s a great champion... an absolute gentleman.” Wiggins and Cavendish will reunite to compete for Team GB at the London Olympics. Cavendish competed in the madison at the 2008 Games in Beijing but was the only member of the British track team not to win a medal. All eyes will be on him on the 20th and final stage, the race into Paris - the Manx-

Bradley Wiggins (right) has worn the race leader’s Yellow Jersey since the seventh stage. Team Sky team-mate Mark Cavendish has helped his fellow Brit, sacrificing his chances of another Green Jersey to concentrate on the Olympics man, who won the Green Jersey last year, could claim his fourth successive win on the Champs-Elysees. Wiggins is determined to aid his friend in his search for glory in the French capital and then London. “Obviously there is still the stage to Paris for him and we’re going to lay it down in Paris for him and try to get him the win there. “He’s also got the Olympic road race which he’s been quite open about. That’s his

main objective this year.” As for Wiggins, he knows that the challenging of the climactic mountain stages could determine whether he holds the lead into the final Tour races. Yesterday was a rest day before four big mountains in the Pyrenees today followed by a final mountain stage tomorrow. “We’ve got a difficult task on our hands to try and keep the yellow jersey,” Wiggins admitted.

“I always think if you start looking too far ahead you forget what’s in front of you.” A final individual 53.5-kilometres time trial on Saturday is seen by many as key to Wiggins’ hopes of winning the Tour, but the rider is aware of the difference between that trial and earlier ones. “It is never over. The last time trial of the Tour is not like the first one, because everyone is physically and mentally tired,” he ex-

plained. “In Bordeaux in 2010, the final time trial was similar to this year’s and I remember there were huge gaps.” For Wiggins, a man who crashed out of last year’s Tour and knows all too well just how unpredictable road racing can be, there is only one way to focus on the final days of the race. “Just like every day since the start, we take every day as if it were the last. A lot of riders are mentally tired.”

Royal Lytham rough is brutal, say Clarke and Woods By Tony Jimenez

Defending champion Darren Clarke has really struggled since winning the famous Claret Jug last year

DEFENDING champion Darren Clarke echoed the sentiments of former world number one Tiger Woods when he described the rough at this week’s British Open as “absolutely brutal”. “The grass is quite thick,” the 43-year-old Clarke told reporters as the rain lashed down at the Lytham and St Annes venue. “It’s not quite what we would expect on a links course. It’s a little bit thicker than what you normally find. “It’s really tough - if you start spraying the ball around this week you might as well go home. There are a few patches out there where it’s just absolutely brutal.” American Woods was similarly taken aback when he played a practice round at the Lancashire links course on Sunday. “I’ve never seen the rough this high or thick and dense,” said the three-times British Open champion.

“You can’t get out of it. That bottom six inches, in some places, is almost unplayable.” Clarke, who has struggled badly for form since winning his first major at Sandwich last year, believes there will be plenty of lost balls this week. Clarke also said the bunkers dotted around the 7,086-yard, par-70 layout would be almost as difficult as the rough. “It’s a nightmare because there are 205 bunkers and... they’re very penal, very tough,” said the former Ryder Cup stalwart. “Accuracy is going to be the key. It’s not really length off the tee, it’s going to be keeping it on the fairways and keeping it out of those bunkers.” Clarke has missed a host of halfway cuts since landing the coveted Claret Jug a year ago. “I don’t know if that’s because of winning the Open or not but I’ve certainly fallen into a little bit of a trap of trying to play better and trying too hard,” he said.

BATSMAN Ravi Bopara has replaced Jonny Bairstow in the England squad for the first Test against South Africa starting tomorrow. Inexperienced Bairstow struggled at number six in the three-Test home series victory against West Indies in May and June with the short ball especially causing him problems. Bopara, who can also bowl medium pace, has rarely looked convincing during his 12 Test appearances but shone with the bat in the recent limited overs matches against West Indiesand Australia. The rest of the squad for the Oval Test in London is as expected with fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad recalled having been rested for the final rain-hit Test against West Indies. “Ravi Bopara has worked hard to regain his place in the Test squad and is the only player included who is yet to play a Test match this summer,” England selector Geoff Miller said. “We know we will need to play excellent cricket to win this three-match series and the squad will be determined to start with a strong performance this week during the first Test and set the tone for the rest of the series.” England, the top-ranked Test side, will be surpassed by South Africa if the Proteas win the series.

Ibanez hits Grand Slam RAUL Ibanez smashed a Grand Slam home run in the eighth inning to lift the streaking New York Yankees past the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3. The Yankees, who left the bases loaded in the ninth inning of their 10-8 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, forged a 2-0 lead by the third but Toronto’s Adam Lind homered in the fourth and the visitors drew level two innings later. Ibanez then stepped up in the bottom of the eighth to dispatch the bases-clearing shot over the right field fence and give the Yankees a comfortable four-run lead. “It’s definitely a situation you want to hit in,” Ibanez told reporters after hitting his 10th career Slam. “That’s what you want as a hitter. You play the game to get into situations like that. When you’re in the backyard as a kid, you’re thinking ‘bases loaded, two outs’.”


Wednesday, July 18, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

Sport Sturridge remains Olympic doubt

Ryan Giggs (centre) takes part in a training session ahead of Friday’s friendly against Brazil - the first British Olympic football match for 41 years

Giggs wants Team GB to go on By Mike Collett RYAN Giggs has said that he hoped the British Olympic football team’s return to the Games after a 52-year absence was not just a oneoff. Britain has not competed in the football finals since Rome 1960, and last took part in the qualifiers in 1971 when they failed to reach the 1972 Munich Games. Professional players have been allowed to take part in the Games since 1984, but forming a Team GB has always been blocked by the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland football associations, amid fears that they might lose their independent status within FIFA.

‘I hope it’s not a one-off’ says captain However, when London was awarded the Games a British team was obliged to compete as hosts. “I hope it is not a one-off from what I have experienced so far,” British captain Giggs told reporters at one of the first media conferences held at Olympic Park. “Of course I am Welsh and proud of it, but for me to have the chance of playing in the biggest tournament in the world right now, it has been great and I hope it continues.” Asked if he would lobby Welsh officials to rethink their past policy of oppos-

ing a British team, the 38year-old replied: “Whether people have been English, Welsh, whatever, those I have met have wished me well and the team well. “I hope fellow British footballers can experience the same thing in the future. I am not sure I would lobby anyone, I am not a politician but I hope we carry on in the future.” Craig Bellamy, 33, a Welshman like Giggs, said the experience was totally different to the one he was used to in the Premier League. “It is new to us, we are meeting other athletes, eating with them, being part of

a huge British squad,” he said. “It feels very different from just being in a football team, it feels very special being with other athletes all trying to win medals for Britain. “We are kept away a bit as Premier League players usually, but this has been so different and we are embracing it. “I personally never thought I would ever be involved in anything like this and it is something to cherish for the rest of my life.” Coach Stuart Pearce’s squad face Brazil in a friendly at Middlesbrough

on Friday - the first British Olympic football match for 41 years - and he said the squad were getting stronger after training in Spain. “We had a great week and gelled very quickly,” he said. “We are some way behind the others in terms of preparation - for example I think the United Arab Emirates have played 17 friendlies, but all this squad know each other well and we have hit the ground running and have no injuries after the training game against Mexico.” Britain face the UAE, Uruguay and Senegal in their group matches, with their opening game against Senegal at Old Trafford on July 26, the day before the Games officially open.

Krul aims for Dutch top spot By Damian Spellman

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul is hungry to make his mark on the international stage with the Dutch

NEWCASTLE keeper Tim Krul returned from Holland’s disastrous Euro 2012 campaign hungry to make his mark on the international stage. The 24-year-old sat helplessly on the bench as his country slipped out of the finals having lost all three of their group games. But he is confident the experience of going to the tournament will prove invaluable as he attempts to step up his efforts to nudge ahead of number one Maarten Stekelenburg in the Dutch pecking order. He told the Magpies’ official website, “It was an experience for me and one that will stand me in good stead.

“I was involved at a major tournament, I’ve got to remember that, and it was great to be a part of it. It’s just a shame that it turned out to be such a difficult tournament for Holland. “Losing three times in a row is not what the Dutch national team do, so from that point of view, it was a big shame. But for me, it was a great experience overall. “Being there made me realise that’s where I want to be. I want to be the number one for my country and play in tournaments like that every two years. “It was exciting to be there to see what it’s like, and it gave me a real taste for it. “It’s given me a real push to perform well for Newcastle and make it where I want to be for the national team.” Krul, who has three senior

caps to his name, established himself as Newcastle’s number one last season, prompting the club to hand him a new five-year contract as his form alerted potential suitors. He returned for pre-season training yesterday after an extended break following the Euros and joined up with his club-mates in Germany.

‘Euro 2012 was a great experience for me despite Holland’s results’

CHELSEA striker Daniel Sturridge remains a doubt for London 2012 despite joining up with the Team GB squad after being treated for viral meningitis. Great Britain coach Stuart Pearce says Sturridge, 22, will be monitored for the rest of the week. If Sturridge is not fit, Pearce can name a replacement - chosen from one of four standby players - by 25 July. “I have got to be 100% sure in my mind that Daniel is fit enough and can see out a tournament,” Pearce was quoted as saying by the BBC. “There were certainly doubts because of the illness he had. “Our fitness and conditioning people are having a look at him, to see how he will come through training. Chelsea’s medical people are more than happy.” Sturridge, who scored 13 goals in 43 games for Chelsea last season, was taken ill at the start of the month but said he was “optimistic” he would recover in time for the Games. Team GB are due to play their first game at the Olympics against Senegal on 26 July, followed by the United Arab Emirates on 29 July and Uruguay on 1 August. Meanwhile, Pearce has told BBC Sport his players are in the mood to light up the Olympics after admitting some of them were unsure how big the tournament was. “Until you are actually in the environment you don’t realise the magnitude of what we are really involved in,” added Pearce. “I think the players were unsure a little bit. “All our group games are sold out now. Straight away that sends out a message to the team that it’s not just us that know this is special. “We have a group of players who will go that extra mile and their professionalism has blown me away. “I’m excited to see where this journey will end.” Striker Craig Bellamy wants Pearce’s side to succeed so that players from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales can represent Team GB at future Olympics. The Liverpool striker, who at 33 is one of three overage players in the squad, believes Team GB can impress the longer the tournament progresses. “I just want to stay in this tournament for as long as possible because I know we are going to get stronger as a team,” Bellamy said. “I would love Team GB only at the Olympics - to carry on because the experience it gives to other young players, and the opportunity for someone like me from Wales or someone else from Scotland or Northern Ireland is invaluable.”

CYPRUS MAIL Wednesday, July 18, 2012



Forbes: Manchester United world’s most valuable team

Dundee ‘deserve place’ in the SPL

Red Devils retain title in annual list

By Gavin McCafferty

By Frank Pingue ENGLISH football giants Manchester United retained their title as the world’s most valuable sports team, according to an annual top 50 list released by Forbes this week that was dominated by National Football League (NFL) franchises. The 19-time English champions, who are preparing for a listing on the New York Stock Exchange, were valued at $2.23 billion, up from $1.86 billion last year and 19 percent above No. 2 Real Madrid ($1.88 billion). All 32 NFL franchises made the top 50 list with the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, New England Patriots and Super Bowl champion New York Giants all securing spots in the top 10. The only teams in the top 10 that do not play football or American football were Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees, who were tied at third with the Cowboys, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, who were tied with the Patriots at No. 6. The top 50 list included seven football teams, with Arsenal falling three places to 10th overall and Barcelona rising 18 spots to eighth. Ferrari was the top motor racing team, listed at 15th, while the New York Knicks, in 43rd place, were the lone National Basketball Association franchise to make the list. United, who are owned by the Glazer family who also

Manchester United, who have won the English top-flight title a record 19 times, saw their value increase from last year own the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, can thank the many lucrative global sponsorship deals in their arsenal for their top ranking. Insurer Aon are currently paying £19.8 million a year until 2014 to have their name on the team’s shirts. DHL Express also recently signed a four-year deal with the club worth a reported £40 million to sponsor United’s training shirts, in a first for a practice kit sponsorship deal for football in the UK, while sports brand Nike manages the team’s merchandise sales in an agreement worth approximately £25 million annually. On Monday night, United

began their 22,000-mile preseason preparations with former captain Gary Neville warning Sir Alex Ferguson will soon discover if anyone he does not have the hunger to wrestle the Premier League title back from Manchester City. There was no sense of lingering disappointment at Durban airport as enthusiastic locals welcomed their heroes following a 13-hour flight from Manchester. Tonight’s encounter with AmaZulu - on Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday - should provide an uplifting backdrop to a run of six games in five countries ahead of the season-opening trip to

Everton on August 20. After going so close last term only to lose out to their fierce local rivals, Neville expects his old club to fight back hard. And he knows anyone found wanting by Ferguson has a limited future at Old Trafford. “You feed off the manager,” he said. “It is like your parents or a schoolteacher. His influence cannot help but rub off on you; your principles and how you live your life, how you want to be. The drive, determination and never-say-die attitude. If it doesn’t rub off you won’t be at the club anymore.”

THE TOP TEN 1- Man United $2.23b 2- Real Madrid $1.88b 3- New York Yankees $1.85b 3- Dallas Cowboys $1.85b 5- Washington Redskins $1.56b 6- Los Angeles Dodgers $1.40b 6- New England Patriots $1.40b 8- Barcelona $1.31b 9- New York Giants $1.30b 10- Arsenal $1.29b

Police investigating ‘choc ice’ tweet against Cole

Chelsea and England star Ashley Cole gave evidence in the John Terry race trial only last week

POLICE are investigating racist comments made against footballer Ashley Cole on social networking site Twitter, just days after his team-mate John Terry was cleared of racism. A user, believed to be a man from the Derbyshire area, referred to Chelsea star Cole as a “choc ice” on the site. Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand then replied: “I hear you fella! Choc ice is classic hahahahahaha!!”. Derbyshire Police said it was now investigating the original Tweet after receiving complaints from members of the public. The incident comes after Chelsea captain Terry was cleared of a racially aggravated public order offence at Westminster Magistrates’ Court last week.

It was alleged Terry had maliciously called Rio’s brother Anton a “f****** black c***” during a game last October. Cole, 31, had told the trial that Terry, his Stamford Bridge captain, was not racist. Derbyshire Police said it was now investigating the comments made on Twitter at the weekend after receiving a number of complaints from members of the public. The ‘choc ice’ term is understood to mean ‘black on the outside, white on the inside.’ A spokeswoman for Derbyshire Constabulary said: “We have received complaints from members of the public regarding alleged racist comments made on a social networking site. “These concerns will be fully investigated to establish

whether any criminal offences have been committed.” Cole moved to calm the situation at the weekend after users began discussing the comments and reacting to them. In a statement issued through his lawyers, the footballer said: “Ashley Cole has been made aware of the discussion following comments appearing on Twitter and wishes to make it clear that he and Rio Ferdinand are good friends and Ashley has no intention of making any sort of complaint. “Ashley appreciates that Tweeting is so quick it often results in off-hand and stray comments.” Ferdinand later tweeted: “What I said is not a racist term. It’s a type of slang/term used by many for someone who is being fake. So there.”

SCOTTISH Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster insisted Dundee deserve their place in the top flight under “sporting merit” despite protestations from Dunfermline. Irn-Bru First Division runners-up Dundee were invited to replace soonto-be-liquidated Rangers following the SPL’s annual general meeting. The decision was backed by clubs but appeared to have been taken weeks ago in discussions between the SPL, Scottish football Association and Scottish Football League executives - a situation that has angered Dunfermline, who finished bottom of the SPL last season. Doncaster said: “The clubs looked at it and overwhelmingly they felt that on sporting merit, Dundee had the best case and that’s why they have received the invite.” Dunfermline have argued that historical precedent favours them, for example bottom club Motherwell staying up in 2003 when First Division champions Falkirk failed to secure a compliant stadium. “That was at a time when those clubs were not compliant with SPL criteria, in which case there was no relegation,” Doncaster said. “Relegation happened last year. Dunfermline were relegated, Ross County were promoted. “This is an exceptional circumstance when there has been a further vacancy created and in those circumstances it is for the clubs themselves in the SPL to determine who they wish to invite. “They felt that on sporting merit Dundee were bestplaced to get the invitation. There was no formal vote, there was an overwhelming view that Dundee was the right call in terms of sporting fairness.” Dunfermline have vowed to take legal advice on the matter but Doncaster would not be drawn on the prospect. “That’s an issue for them,” he said. Meanwhile, the SPL will not re-draw the fixture list even with Dundee and near neighbours Dundee United now due to play at home on the same weekend on a number of occasions this season. Doncaster said: “The fixtures will be as they are but there will clearly be an element of flexibility required, both with potentially Rangers and Celtic being at home the same weekend, and Dundee and Dundee United being at home on the same weekend. “We will work with the police and the clubs to work through those implications.”

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

32 Tour leader Wiggins praises ‘gent’ Cavendish 29


Giggs wants Team GB to go on 30

AEL aim to follow in APOEL’s footsteps CHAMPIONS AEL will be looking to continue the impressive rise of Cypriot football when they embark on the first leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round against Northern Ireland’s Linfield at the Tsirion Stadium in Limassol tonight. “There is no hiding the fact that we are an inexperienced side in Europe. However, as history has shown us, experience can count for very little,” said AEL manager Pambos Christodoulou. “Failing to reach the group stage will not necessarily be a failure on our part, but the rewards of achieving that goal will be immense for the club,” he admitted. “This has been a brilliant year for the club. I do not believe anyone really thought we would clinch the

league title but we worked hard and were deservedly crowned champions in the end,” said the 44-year-old whose arrival in Limassol last summer was initially met with skepticism by some fans. He repaid them by delivering the club’s first domestic championship in 44 years. “This season, our aim is to build a team that will enter the pitch as favourites. For that to happen, each player will need to give everything, not just for the history of the club but also for the fans. “I believe we will be title contenders again this season,” Christodoulou said as he outlined his plans to challenge for the club’s seventh title with the new domestic season due to get under way in September. AEL have only competed once be-

fore in Europe’s leading club competition, way back in 1968/69 when they lost 12-0 on aggregate to Real Madrid in the old European Cup. They have also made one appearance in the UEFA Cup and three in the Cup Winners’ Cup but have never progressed beyond the first round. These have been an exciting few years for Cypriot clubs on the European stage with Anorthosis Ammochostos being the first side from Cyprus to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage in 2008. Last season APOEL surpassed that feat as they went on a dream run to reach the quarter-finals of the competition, while AEL Larnaca became the first side from the island to reach the UEFA Europa League group stage.

Joy: the Limassol side clinched their first Cyprus championship in 44 years last season

Chinese flee rain as Coe admits weather is ‘quite a challenge’ Fewer records are expected to be broken due to London’s cold and wet conditions By Martyn Herman


THLETES flooding into Britain for the London Olympics may not now need reinforced umbrellas with drier weather predicted in the build-up to the Games although sun cream is unlikely to be required. After being swamped by unusually wet weather for months, the clouds were higher and whiter and there were even patches of blue as athletes checked in to the Olympic Village yesterday. While the Met Office confirmed that there were some encouraging signs, the improvement came too late to convince some of China’s top athletes to arrive early. Top hurdler Liu Xiang, according to his coach, had headed to Germany to tune up rather than risk tweaking muscles in the build up to his quest for gold in the 110 hurdles. He pulled out of the hurdles final at London’s Diamond League meeting at Crystal Palace last Saturday after complaining of muscle aches, before leaving the capital. “Other Chinese teams have also chosen to move their base thanks to London’s cold weather, so Liu Xiang is not the only one,” coach Sun Haiping was quoted in the China Daily website. Britain is on course for the worst summer in living memory, with warm, sunny days able to be counted on the fingers of one hand so far. Physiologist Steve Ingham of the English Institute said for the short, powerful, explosive events such as track sprints, the muscles need

China’s Liu Xiang, the 2004 Olympic 110m hurdles gold medallist (right), will not be training in London as originally planned due to the terrible weather. Other Chinese athletes have also chosen to move their final preparations abroad to be warm because their contraction is then more efficient. “They would not necessarily be dramatically slow but they would not be optimally fast,” if the weather was cold or wet, he said. In contrast, the cold should help marathon runners because they will not accumulate heat at such a great rate. Bookmakers William Hill are factoring in the weather in the odds it is offering, saying it expects fewer records to be broken in London because of the miserable weather. It has also slashed the odds on the likelihood of rain falling during the opening cer-

emony on July 27 from 4-1 to even money after a weather forecaster placed a 250 pound bet. However, there may be some good news for organisers fearing soggy sandpits in the Olympic Stadium, muddy equestrian courses and howling gales at the sailing regatta. “There are signs that by the end of this week we should have normal summer weather,” Met Office forecaster Helen Chivers, told Reuters. “Certainly we are not expecting a heatwave, but the shift in the weather pattern means there will be more of the traditional north west, south east divide.

“The south of Britain should have higher pressure and lighter winds by the end of the week and that could be the case for next week too, although it’s too early to predict exactly what we can expect on the first weekend of the Games.” “I’ve heard reports of hot sunshine, but I think that’s maybe a bit over-enthusiastic. We should have longer dry spells and more normal temperatures though.” London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe meanwhile admits the adverse weather conditions are proving “quite a challenge.” Coe admitted yesterday that the weather is causing

logistical problems for organisers, but pledged that contingency plans are in place to deal with issues. “This is a challenge,” he said, speaking at the first LOCOG daily briefing. “I have joked in the past about putting a roof across the whole country, but let’s be clear, this is actually proving quite a challenge to us. “We have got waterlogged sites, resurfacing that is taking place in some areas, particularly in some of the more sensitive and rural sites, Greenwich Park and Eton Dorney. “We’re laying down a trackway and services for spectators and vehicles now and

through the Games. Now we are building additional shelters for our workforce. “At the risk of sounding a little bit like a father about to issue their kids off on an outward bound trip, let me make the obvious point that we are a northern European country. “People do need to be wearing the right footwear and rain-proof clothing.”

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