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Former minister denies role in Greek scandal

Woods favourite to make it lucky 15 at the Open

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Syrian ministers die in suicide hit Devastating blow to Assad after inner circle deaths By Dominic Evans and Khaled Yacoub Oweis


BOMBER killed three of Bashar al-Assad’s top military officials yesterday – including his powerful brother-in-law – in a devastating blow to the Syrian leader’s inner circle as rebels closed in vowing to “liberate” the capital. Slain brother-in-law Assef Shawkat was one of the principle figures in the tight, clan-based ruling elite that has been battling to put down a 16-month rebellion against four decades of rule by Assad and his father. The defence minister and a senior general were also killed and other top security officials wounded in the attack on a crisis meeting of top Assad security aides that took place as battles raged within sight of the nearby presidential palace. A security source said the bomber was a bodyguard entrusted with protecting the closest members of Assad’s circle. State television said it was a suicide bomb. Two anti-Assad groups claimed responsibility. The government vowed to retaliate, and residents said army helicopters fired machine guns and in some cases rockets at several residential districts. Television footage showed rebels storming a security base in

southern Damascus. By nightfall, activists said Syrian army artillery had begun shelling the capital from the mountains that overlook it. Assad’s own whereabouts were a mystery – he did not appear in public or make a statement in the hours after the attack. The White House said it did not know where the Syrian leader was. Diplomacy moved into overdrive as countries spoke of the conflict entering a decisive phase. Washington, which fears a spillover into neighbouring states, said the situation seemed to be spinning out of control. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said “the decisive fight” was under way. The UN Security Council put off a scheduled vote on a Syria resolution. US President Barack Obama spoke with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, who has acted as Assad’s main protector in the diplomatic arena. State television said Shawkat and Defence Minister Daoud Rajha had been killed in a “terrorist bombing” and pledged to wipe out the “criminal gangs” responsible. It later said General Hassan Turkmani, a former defence minister and senior military official, had died of his wounds, while Intelligence chief Hisham


A UN vehicle arrives near the scene of the suicide bomb attack that targeted the National Security headquarters in Rawda, a high security district in the heart of the capital Damascus yesterday (AFP)

Happily-married Baghdatis ready for the Olympics FRESH from his wedding over the weekend, Cypriot tennis star Marcos Baghdatis has returned to the island where he is preparing for the Olympic Games. Baghdatis, who is staying in his native Limassol, will fly to London on Sunday, less than a week before the opening ceremony on July 27 where he has been given

the honour of carrying the Cyprus flag. Speaking to the Cyprus Mail yesterday, president of the Cyprus Tennis Federation Philios Christodoulou said: “The Cyprus Olympic Committee decided they wanted Marcos to be Cyprus’ flag-bearer and we at the Federation are very proud of this decision and would like

to express our thanks to the Olympic Committee.” Saturday’s wedding to retired tennis star Karolina Sprem of Croatia took place in a small church near Trakoscan Castle in the north of the country, where she is originally from. The happy couple rode to the church in a horse-drawn carriage shying away from the media

with umbrellas. The couple, who are expecting a daughter in October, had kept the ceremony small with reports saying that the wedding list did not exceed 50 people. On his website, Baghdatis described the day as “the happiest of my life.”


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Loss of savings would be a ‘massive crime’

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THE LOSS of thousands of people’s “life savings” due to the purchase of supposedly high yield securities would be a “crime of massive proportions”, said House Speaker Yiannakis Omirou yesterday. Representatives of investors who claim to have been defrauded by misleading products promising high yields yesterday met with Omirou and chairman of the House Institutions Committee Demetris Syllouris. Speaking after the meeting, Omirou said parliament was determined to make every effort to avoid the possibility of investors losing everything. He argued that the economic crisis was not a reason for Cypriot citizens, who in their “vast majority” are small investors “to suffer the crushing blow” of losing their “lifetime’s savings”, adding this would result in a “crime of massive proportions”. For his part, Syllouris said he expected the finance ministry and banks who

sold the financial products to find a compromise proposal when the matter is discussed again next Tuesday at the House. The committee chairman said this was not just a legal matter, but if the banks want to look at it that way, then “they will have a much bigger problem than they think”. Depositors claim they were deceived by banks which encouraged them to invest in securities without having an authorised professional properly explain the risks involved. Many are complaining that the products they were buying were not explained clearly to them. Dozens have already filed lawsuits against the banks. The two banks sustained severe losses following the Greek sovereign writedown, with Popular requiring €1.8 billion and Bank of Cyprus €500 million to recapitalise in accordance with regulatory requirements. This forced them to suspend interest payments on high-return investment products, causing their value to plummet and leaving people with only a

fraction of their initial investments. There are close to 8,000 affected investors. Some have likened the case to the stock exchange scandal of 19992000. While Omirou and Syllouris were quick to give their verbal support to the investors, eyebrows were raised when it became apparent that both cabinet and parliament approved a decree last year forewarning MPs that interest payments would cease if Cypriot banks undergo recapitalisation. Around 500 investors convened in Choirokoitia last night to discuss their situation. According to state broadcaster CyBC, they said they felt cheated by the banks and are demanding the securities are exchanged for shares where possible or bonds with a lower interest of 4.0 per cent and a clear expiry date. On behalf of the investors, Fivos Mavrovouniotis called on the government not to accept any possible write-down of the securities by the troika, responsible for the EU bailout requested by Cyprus. (SEE EDITORIAL PAGE 11)

Medical staff threaten action By Natalie Hami THE government doctors’ union PASYKI yesterday threatened to take measures unless parliament lifts the freeze on overtime pay. The freeze has left thousands of doctors, nurses and other hospital staff unpaid since February for overtime and shift work they have done. “(Being informed) that they won’t be paid until the end of the year, leads us, despite not wanting to, to decide on a tough response,” they said in an announcement yesterday. If the freeze is not lifted by the finance ministry the union plans to call local meetings in all state hospitals, where union members will decide on what measures to take. PASYKI said an ‘unacceptable situation’ has been created at state hospitals, since the medical, paramedical and nursing staff have not been paid their shift allowances and overtime since last February and March. “No union can force its members to work double and triple shifts without being paid,” they said, adding that the health and finance ministries along with parliament have already created

Doctors, nurses and other staff have had no overtime pay since February huge problems in the health sector. The union’s board will meet on Friday. Giorgos Flourentzos, chairman of the nursing department and deputy secretary of civil servants’ union PASYDY hoped that the issue would be solved by today. “We hope that tomorrow

(today) when parliament resumes, that they’ll pass these things otherwise we’re going to have shut down the hospitals,” Flourentzos said yesterday. Flourentzos explained that when a staff member does a night shift they get paid 28 per cent extra. If they work an afternoon – up till 8pm –

they get 17 and a half per. On Sundays and national holidays they get paid double. State hospitals are already buckling under the pressure as with the recession more and more people have began turning to them for treatment instead of seeking treatment at private clinics.

Publishers’ president dies Mother and son survive car fall THE PRESIDENT of the Publishers’ Association, Petros Zachariades, died yesterday aged 77 after a long battle against cancer. Zachariades, who was a member of the Journalistic Ethics Committee, served as vice-president of the board of the Cyprus News Agency. He was also one of the founding members of the Dias Group and Sigma television, serving for decades on the board of the Group. His funeral will be held tomorrow at 11am at the Ayia Sophia Church in Strovolos, after which he will be buried at the Ayion Constantinou and Eleni cemetery in Nicosia. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

A MOTHER and her six-year-old son are being treated in Limassol hospital after the car she was driving swerved off the road and down a ten-metre drop yesterday. The 31-year-old was driving with her son down the main Fasoulas-Limassol road at around 2pm when in circumstances still under investigation, she lost control, hitting the roadside barrier and falling over a ten-metre drop. The mother and son were trapped in the car and had to be freed by members of the Fire Service before they were taken to Limassol general hospital for treatment. The mother is believed to be in a serious condition while the six-year-old is considered out of danger.

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Michaelides linked to scandal Former minister implicated in Tsohatzopoulos case By Poly Pantelides LAWYER and former interior minister Dinos Michaelides was yesterday implicated in the investigations into money laundering allegations against former Greek minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos. Tsohatzopoulos, 72, was arrested last April on money laundering charges in the biggest scandal in Greece involving a politician. His cousin, businessman Nicos Zigras, who was also arrested in connection to the affair, testified to Greek authorities on Tuesday and said that Michaelides transferred cash linked to the acquisition of Russian selfpropelled short ranged TOR M1 air defence systems. Zigras appears as the beneficiary of Cypriot-registered company Torcaso Investments and handled

Tsohtzopoulos’ offshore accounts until 2004. The Greek press reported that Michaelides allegedly helped set up off shore companies, was directly involved in them and carried money “even in [plastic] bags” to Greece. Michaelides dismissed all claims as “unsubstantiated” and “fiction” to state broadcaster CyBC yesterday. “I am shocked by everything that’s being mentioned,” he said. In addition to Michaelides, Zigras named Tsohatzopoulos’ business partner Yiannis Sbokos, who allegedly invested money via his father-in-law. He also named Syrian gambler Fouad Al-Zayat and Vlassis Cambouroglou, both reportedly connected to a company Drumilan Offset Programme which was allegedly used to transfer cash linked to the

Government sends CY law back to the House THE government will send back to the House the law it passed setting conditions for releasing funds for Cyprus Airways (CY), as it includes provisions that are unconstitutional and politically sensitive, government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said yesterday. “We are of the view that the law that was passed for Cyprus Airways includes provisions that are unconstitutional, as well as some very sensitive and delicate political issues, such as the ‘open skies’ matter, leading to the President of the Republic deciding to refer back the law,” Stefanou said after the Cabinet meeting. Last week, the House Plenum added the ‘open skies’ provision – along with a number of other terms and conditions, including an overhaul of the CY board of directors – during 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 remainder would be approved once the new board was appointed, the open skies policy was implemented and a new rescue plan was drafted. The amendments were passed by all parties except ruling AKEL. When reporters pointed out that the law’s referral would mean lost funds that are urgently needed to keep CY afloat, Stefanou said: “This is something the House should have taken into account; the majority of parliament, which says it wants to support Cyprus Airways, yet it adds provisions to the law that are unconstitutional and will certainly lead Cyprus Airways to close.” He said President Demetris Christofias had not yet decided what to do about the board of directors, who handed in their resignations last week.

TOR M1s, via the USA to Switzerland, according to Politis newspaper. Tsohatzopoulos, who claims he is the victim, is being investigated in relation to the TOR M1 systems as well as the procurement of submarines from German firm Ferrostaal. Zigras said that Tsohatzopoulos – a deputy in the Greek parliament from 1974 until 2007 and a PASOK member from 1981 – would allegedly spend €2.5 million come election time to buy votes and ensure he was protected with immunity. Zigras claimed that Tsohatzopoulos’ wives (ex and current) as well as his daughter were aware of his alleged money laundering activities. PASOK expelled Tsohatzopoulos last year after authorities asked he be indicted in connection with

the submarine procurement deal. Cyprus’ legal services have been cooperating with Greek authorities on the case. The Greek press said that Zigras was hoping that he would be treated with leniency because of his cooperation. Greek authorities have not made official statements about the contents of Zigras’ testimonies, which they are using to inform their investigations. Michaelides was forced to step down as interior minister in 1999 during Glafcos Clerides’ administration after ombudswoman Eliana Nicoloaou questioned planning changes to land which Michaelides later bought and built a luxury home on. Michaelides said at the time he was being “defamed”. Michaelides also

Dinos Michaelides: allegations are ‘fiction’ served as interior minister between 1985 and 1988 for the Spyros Kyprianou

government and between 1993 and 1997, again for Clerides.

Happily-married Baghdatis ready for the Olympics (continued from front page) Christodoulou added: “I am sure that Marcos’ performances will improve now that he is married. He had a lot on his mind in the build up to the wedding trying to organise so many things. “We wish him all the best for London 2012 and beyond and hope that he will do really well.” This will not be Baghdatis’ first taste of an Olympic Games. He missed out four years ago in Beijing due to injury but made the second round as a raw 19year-old in Athens back in 2004. Christodoulou also said that he has teamed up again with former coach Yiannos Hadjigeorgiou. “Marcos asked for our permission and we gave it,” he said. “Marcos first trained under Yiannos when he was five years old and they were together in Cyprus until Marcos left for France at the age of 14. “Having tried several different coaches since, Marcos

A spruced up Marcos Baghdatis with new wife Karolina Sprem in Croatia has decided that he wants to team up with Yiannos again.” Baghdatis shot to fame in

2006 when he reached the final of the Australian Open and the Wimbledon semifinals under the tutelage

of Hadjigeorgiou, when he reached a career-high world ranking of eight that summer.

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DISY chief seeking advice from troika savvy Ireland DISY presidential candidate Nicos Anastasiades will seek advice from the Irish Prime Minister tomorrow on how the country dealt with its loan from the EU, ahead of the socalled troika’s visit on Monday. The troika delegations - from the European Commission (EC), International Monetary Fund (IMF)

and European Central Bank (ECB) – are expected on the island next week to start negotiating the terms of Cyprus’ bailout. The DISY leader’s meeting with Enda Kenny is part of the contacts Anastasiades has launched with EU leaders to discuss the economy. In an announcement yesterday,

Anastasiades said he was convinced “we can learn valuable lessons from Ireland’s experience”. He said Ireland’s “sober and decisive” negotiation with troika – which among others helped protect the country’s tax system, which is similar to Cyprus’ and which has been a cause for great concern lo-

cally – as well as its preparation of a policy to exit the crisis, were important reference points. “It has been commonly noted that the economies of Cyprus and Ireland are very similar and face similar challenges,” said Anastasiades. The presidential candidate will be accompanied by DISY deputy lead-

er Averof Neophytou, who is the party’s man in charge of economic affairs. Neophytou, along with the head of Anastasiades’ office Constantinos Petrides, will meet with Irish finance ministry officials, as well as the team that negotiated with the troika.

Crunch day for EAC pensions State seeks ¤200m from EAC pension pot, but unions voice serious fears By Jacqueline Agathocleous

President Demetris Christofias addressing his ministers and other officials

‘Demanding’ Christofias says he is confident of presidency success A “DEMANDING” President Demetris Christofias said yesterday that Cyprus could run “the best presidency of the EU council” during a conference at the Presidential Palace. Christofias addressed the Cabinet of his ministers, permanent secretaries and government officials. “I’ve put together many events in the 40-odd years I’ve been active and I’m a little demanding when it comes to organisation because many times an event can be judged

on details and the possible small administrative weaknesses,” Christofias said. He asked those present to “watch the details” in all aspects of the presidency and congratulated them for doing so. Christofias said that the top EU brass had given “only positive [comments] so far” and praised Cyprus’ accomplishments. “There are no small or big presidencies; there are good or bad presidencies,” Christofias said.

“I’d like to think that from the presidencies that small states have run, we can be the best – despite the problems we’re facing.” Cyprus presides over the EU council until the end of the year. Its programme includes navigating EU discussion on a multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-20, discussing enlargement, taxation, a common European asylum and promoting research and innovation.

THE STATE’S demand for a €200 million loan from the electricity authority’s (EAC) pensions fund will be assessed by its managing committee today, but members have expressed serious reservations over the prospect. The general secretary of EAC union EPOPAI-OIOSEK, Andreas Panorkos, yesterday said movement of such significant funds was dangerous and difficult. It wasn’t an investment nor a move that would ensure the fund’s viability would remain intact, he said. The finance ministry, meanwhile, insisted yesterday that the cash-strapped state could cope if the EAC rejected its request. “The state applied to the electricity authority to participate in issuing around €200 million in treasury bills by July 27,” Panorkos confirmed yesterday. The government is promising to repay the bills in a period of three months. Panorkos said the unions would be officially informed today of the details of Tuesday’s meeting between the fund’s managing committee and Finance Minister Vassos Shiarly. “The unions have reservations; the employees indeed have concerns,” he said. Panorkos said the fund had always supported the state. “But today it is somewhat difficult, if not unrealistic,” he pointed out. “To move such significant funds, is not just

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OBLIGATIONS “I would like to believe that there will be a final decision (today), whether this is positive or negative, so that the state can attempt to find other alternative ways to pay off or refinance its short-term obligations,” said Pistentis. “There are two issues: one is the size of the sum – around a third of the fund’s reserves. The second is the guarantees, which is the most serious, in my view,” said Pistentis. A source at the finance ministry yesterday said that if its proposal was rejected by the EAC, it would seek the fund elsewhere. “It is important for the planning for management of public debt to secure the loan from the EAC’s pensions’ fund and we are waiting for their reply,” the source told the Cy-

prus Mail. “In the event that the reply is negative, the state will seek funding from other sources.” Main opposition DISY spokesman, Harris Georgiades, yesterday blasted the government for owing members of the public millions for expropriations and unpaid construction works, while at the same time trying to borrow money from the EAC’s pensions fund. He said the government owed €575 million for expropriations, €200 million to contractors, millions to suppliers of the public sector, and more in compensations and sponsorships that have been pending for years. “These are debts that have strangled the market of the necessary liquidity,” said Georgiades. “The state has reached the point of trying to borrow money from the workers’ pensions’ funds and not just from the semi-government organisations’ surpluses, as it had initially been stated.” Meanwhile, the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority’s (CyTA) unions are threatening “strong measures” if the authority’s pensions’ fund managing committee goes back on a decision to lend the state money. The unions said there was a request by the finance ministry to borrow €200 million from their own pensions’ fund. This would be on top of the 101 million euros CyTA agreed to loan the state just last week. Unions said such an event was “not for negotiation”.

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dangerous but also very difficult. It isn’t an investment policy, nor is it a move that ensures the fund will be participating in something that won’t put its viability at risk.” Asked if the unions were planning to reject the government’s proposal, Panorkos said: “We say an initial ‘no’; until we are informed by the committee, we are viewing this move with serious reservations.” Giorgos Pistentis, the head of the pensions fund’s managing committee – comprised of the EAC board of directors, its management and spokesmen for the workers – yesterday told the state broadcaster that he hoped a final decision would be made today.

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THE UN Security Council decision on the renewal of the mandate of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) has been pushed back a day, following disagreement on how the text should be formulated. Consultations continued yesterday, as Security Council members were unable to reach agreement over the British request to seek a “specific review” of UNFICYP’s mandate within 2013. According to the Cyprus News Agency, the initial draft has been amended to include a review of UNFICYP “at the appropriate time”, a phrase already used in various UN reports, which should be adopted officially today. Britain’s efforts to put UNFICYP under the spotlight are seen by Cypriot parties as an attempt to apply pressure on Greek Cypriots to show more flexibility in the peace process, as any review almost always results in cutbacks. Ruling AKEL’s spokesman Giorgos Loucaides said British efforts were “unacceptable” while presidential candidate Giorgos Lillikas suggested Britain remove its troops from UNFICYP and let other friendly countries replace them.

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S&P: rescue deal will top ¤15 billion Agency warns cherished corporate tax rate may change By Anthony Jackson

Contractors have accused the government of deliberately delaying inspections of works to delay payments

STANDARD and Poor’s rating services estimate the total cost of Cyprus’ rescue package from the EU will exceed 15 billion euros or 83 per cent of total GDP according to a report published by the rating agency yesterday. This figure surpasses all previous unofficial estimates made by eurozone officials which according to Reuters news agency had placed the package at around 10 billion euros. “We estimate Cyprus’ total financial requirements over a three-year period at about €11 billion, or 61 per cent of GDP. However, considering the uncertainty in Greece, and buffers applied in other programmes – Ireland and Portugal, for example – we believe the total size of a programme would likely be upwards of €15 billion,” the rating agency announced in a statement. The agency also warned that Cyprus’ cherished 10 per cent corporate tax rate may have to be revised. “Protecting an advantageous tax environment may prove more difficult than foreseen,” Standard and Poor’s

State is way behind on building payments

CoLA deal is unlikely ahead of troika visit

BUILDING contractors are due a reported 200 million euros in repayments for jobs carried out for the state, with some reporting deliberate delays in inspecting the work in order to postpone payment further. According to the head of the Federation of Associations of Building Contractors Cyprus (OSEOK), Nicos Kelepeshis, these delays have been taking place for a long time. “The truth is we have been facing delays from the various authorities for a while now,” Kelepeshis told state broadcaster CyBC. “This isn’t something new; we are talking about final payments and settling of bills for work that was carried out and passed through the inspections, and for which an order was issued for payment.”

MONEY OWED SINCE 2008 He added, “We have examples that have taken years”. Kelepeshis said things got much worse with the economic crisis. “We have money owed from 2008 until 2011, with the amounts being very high.” In addition, contractors are also owed a lot of money in claims. Asked to comment on reports that inspectors were given orders to delay checks so as to delay payments, Kelepeshis said: “We have such information, yes. It is clear that EU directives and the new law are being violated, concerning payment by the public sector to third parties. The 30 days that are provided by law (for settling public sector bills) have been surpassed for a while now, as have the 60 and 65 days. Now we are seeing 90 to 120 days, for a finished job to be paid for.”

Petrol stations quick to impose fuel hike FUEL prices have increased by more than four cents a litre following an increase in the internationally traded Brent oil. Two fuel companies increased 95 octane unleaded fuel from 1.23 cents a litre to 1.28 cents yesterday. According to the price observatory at least 80 per cent of fuel stations put the new charges in place yesterday, while by today; the number is expected to reach 100 per cent. The ministry of commerce observed that when fuel prices dropped, petrol stations were far slower at introducing lower prices, than they were introducing higher ones.

THE possibility of government, workers and employers agreeing on a reformed cost of living allowance (CoLA) by Sunday, ahead of the troika’s visit to negotiate Cyprus’ bailout terms and conditions, are next to none, judging by yesterday’s meeting at the labour ministry. CoLA is expected to be on the agenda on Monday, when the so-called troika – International Monetary Fund, European Commission and European Central Bank – come to discuss the terms under which the EU will offer Cyprus financial assistance. Employers’ unions KEVE and OEV reportedly stormed out of a meeting at the labour ministry, after rejecting a compromise proposal by the minister. According to sources of state broadcaster CyBC, the employers are seeking an extension of the freeze on CoLA to beyond 2013, which has already been agreed with the workers’ unions. Calling on employers to respect the institution of CoLA, workers’ union SEK yesterday said it was unhappy. The union said employers should stop expressing radical views, which don’t assist social dialogue. “Unfortunately troika’s presence has encouraged employers to ask for direct cancellation of CoLA, which simply cannot be accepted by the unions,” said SEK.

said, suggesting that the troika – the European Commission, the IMF and European Central Bank – may try and push for higher tax rates in order to pull more government revenues. In their breakdown of Cyprus requirements, the agency said a calculated total of 4.48 billion euros will be needed to sufficiently recapitalise the damaged banking sector in accordance with the standards set by the European Banking Authority. It also includes the need for an additional 2.18 billion euros as a buffer for further potential credit losses during 2012 and 2013. In terms of the government’s requirements, they said 6.59 billion euros of additional financing would be needed between 2012 and 2014 for both “the underlying budget deficit plus the amount of [government] debt maturing”. Over the past two years Cyprus has experienced six downgrades by the rating

agency (to BB+ with a negative outlook) effectively locking it out of capital markets and making it unable to continue borrowing due to unsustainably high interest rates forcing it to turn to the EU and seek a rescue package. In the report, Standard and Poor’s based their figures on predictions of a governmental short and long term political and financial squeeze. “With bilateral lending unclear and the prospects of troika disbursements a few months away, pressure on short-term financing will likely increase. We also expect that the government will have to give in on a number of politically sensitive measures to secure a package of sufficient size,” the agency said. Last week the government turned to the semi-state sector for loans to help relieve its short-term financial pressures. CyTA stumped up 101 million euros, the ports’ authority 50 million euros and the human resource devel-

opment authority 24 million euros. It has also appealed to the electricity authority for a further 200 million euros from its pension fund. The agency said Cyprus needs to enact fundamental changes to its economy. “Deep-rooted structural changes to the economy therefore appear to us necessary if future prosperity is to be assured. To this end, we expect that an agreement with the troika will act as a strong anchor.” On a more positive note it added that the prospects of commercial gas extraction could provide a “needed boost to investment and overall growth as well as to current account receipts in the coming years”. Asked to comment on the agency’s gloomy assessment, government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said yesterday that everyone is entitled to his own estimation, following different models of economic approach.

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A long wait for claimants remains in bankruptcy case Bankrupt businessman now unable to own anything in his own name By Poly Pantelides NICOSIA district court issued a bankruptcy order this week on a high profile businessman who owes nearly €3.6 million to eight people who over a decade ago agreed to sell their stake in an insurance firm. The Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver, Spyros Kokkinos, told the Cyprus Mail that his office will be the receiver of all of Lambros Christofi’s assets. Christofi will not be able to own anything in his name and any property or asset transfers taken in the future or “several years into the past” will be looked into for potential defrauding of his creditors, Kokkinos said. He added that before they could start looking into his assets, his office needed to first receive the court order, issued on Tuesday and then Christofi needed to be served with the order. The order means that the end might be in sight for the eight claimants who in 2000 negotiated with Christofi for the acquisition of insurance firm Iris. Christofi agreed to pay the Iris stake-

holders the lump sum of 3.0 million pounds and a stake in Marketrends Insurance, which acquired Iris. As part of the agreement, the Iris shareholders preserved the right to sell their Marketrends Insurance shares to Christofi, who was obliged to buy them at an agreed price. Christofi claimed that he did not agree to those terms in the case of seven of the eight claimants, who at any rate had failed to meet the agreement’s terms and conditions. The Iris shareholders successfully sued Christofi for around 3.6 million pounds collectively, and subsequently won an appeal in 2010. Because they had not received the money owed to them, they filed a bankruptcy application so they could recover their funds and succeeded in getting a bankruptcy court order on Tuesday. Christofi who is the main shareholder to two companies – Advantage Capital Holdings and Modestou Sound & Vision – has started several companies and is involved in several others. The court has ruled that he is debt-

Assets seized: Lambros Christofi or to the eight creditors who will now have to wait for months before any action is required at their end (short of paying a deposit to the official receiver for his service). Kokkinos said that as part of his job he needs to chart Christofi’s property. “We will need to go to the land registry to look at property, to banks to look at statements, look at bank transactions.” At that stage – which Kokkinos

said can take months depending on Christofi’s level of cooperation – the official receiver can only sell assets that will be lost if they are not sold (akin to needing to sell perishables). But the receiver only takes control of a debtor’s assets and cannot manage them. The receiver’s job is to ensure that he has taken an inventory of all property – immoveable, shares, companies, bank accounts – and that he has taken notes of any transactions in the past or future aiming to hide assets away from creditors, for example donations, transfers of properties, false claims. After a clear image emerges over Christofi’s assets, the receiver will call his creditors to a meeting. “But bear in mind that the trustee is acting in the interest of both the debtor and the creditor and aims to manage the property in the best way,” Kokkinos said. But until the creditors recover the money owed plus interest and expenses set by the court, Christofi may do whatever he wants, as long as it is on borrowed money.

The sand returns to Coral Bay in time for summer By Bejay Browne WORK on restoring thousands of cubic metres of sand swept away by the winter storms at the Coral Bay beach in Paphos has almost been completed with only a small stretch on the west side of the beach still needing extra sand. Coral Bay is a popular destination with both tourists and locals, who flock to the area to enjoy the blueflagged beach and sparkling waters. But after huge waves and generally poor weather conditions over the winter period, much of the beach was destroyed with sand being swept out to sea. A project to pump the sand back from the seabed onto the beach was undertaken by SEMESKO Ltd at a cost of around €58,000. “The transfer of sand to the main part of Coral Bay has

now been completed,” Peyia councillor, Nikos Konikkos, confirmed yesterday: Konikkos is also head of the beaches committee. Konikkos said that between 20-25 per cent of additional sand had been added to the beach, compared to the amount in the area last year, prior to the spate of bad weather. The beach loses between 10,000 and 20,000 cubic metres of sand a year to the sea but the past winter was particularly bad with an extra 10,000 cubic metres deposited in the water some 150 metres off shore. “The main beach of Coral Bay is in the centre and that is now even better than before,” he said. “The reason for adding more sand is to ensure that even with large waves which are mostly experienced during the winter months; there will be plenty of sand re-


Seven in hospital in heatwave A TOTAL of seven people have been admitted to hospitals islandwide over the last three days suffering from heat stroke and heat exhaustion, according to the health ministry. According to Ioanna Grigoriou from the health services, five of the people are suffering from heat stroke and two from heat exhaustion. Temperatures over the last few days have reached record highs of 44C inland and 33C on the mountains, with people being advised to stay indoors as much as possible. Grigoriou clarified that they were mainly elderly – four men and three women – or people who were already suffering from chronic ailments. One of the cases was expected to be discharged yesterday and the rest in the next few days. The three-month-old baby that was admitted to hospital for sunburn and mild dehydration was discharged on Tuesday. Grigoriou said that children, pregnant women and the elderly had to be especially careful. “It’s best not to leave them alone because the majority of elderly people who were suffering from heat stroke were alone at home,” said Grigoriou, adding that a recognisable sign of heat stroke is a fever without infection. The Met Office said that the temperature is likely to drop slightly over the weekend.

Turkcell figures don’t add up

Around ¤58,000 has been spent on bringing sand back to the beach at Coral Bay maining on the beach.” He explained that bad weather in the area is usually only problematic every eight to ten years or so, but it was impossible to predict when a bad winter was due. Konikkos said the movement of so much sand this

year was bad for business and for Paphos in general as Coral Bay beach was one of the top three or four beaches in Cyprus. Numerous complaints had been received from both tourists and Cypriots, and as chairman of the beaches committee, he

raised the issue at the beginning of March, and asked for an immediate solution. The councilor confirmed that all of the equipment used in the beach repair has now been removed from the area, which is already busy with beachgoers.




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THERE ARE around 422,000 subscribers to Turkish mobile phone operator Turkcell in the occupied areas, according to media reports, counting for more than a third more than the 294,906 recorded in the latest census carried out in the north. Yesterday’s Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris quoted Turkcell head of operations in the north Aybars Karaatmaca saying that the company has 422,000 subscribers in the occupied areas, after investing around 215 million Turkish lira (€97m) in the past twelve years there. Karaatmaca said Turkcell has 60.4 million subscribers in nine countries. The 422,000 subscribers in the north give it a 70 per cent share of the market.

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Senior Syria officials die in suicide attack

Assef Shawkat, the Assad elite’s shadowy enforcer

Rebels close in vowing to ‘liberate’ the capital

THE world saw only a handful of pictures of Assef Shawkat, but any Syrian would have said President Bashar al-Assad’s 62-year-old brother-inlaw, killed in a suicide attack in Damascus yesterday, was one of the pillars of Assad family rule. Despite a difficult entry into the Assad clan, Shawkat was widely seen as a member of the president’s inner circle. After years as deputy head and then chief of military intelligence, he had become deputy defence minister, wielding power out of the limelight. US diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks described him as both a clever, well-read officer and as part of Syria’s “killing problem”. Washington imposed sanctions on Shawkat in 2006 on suspicion he orchestrated the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik alHariri and other officials seen as threats to Syrian influence. “Shawkat has been a key architect of Syria’s domination of Lebanon, as well as a fundamental contributor to Syria’s long-standing policy to foment terrorism against Israel,” the US Treasury said at the time. Activists fighting to topple Assad saw Shawkat as the iron fist of the establishment, pushing for a ruthless approach to the rebellion. But Lebanese security sources close to the Assads said Shawkat had always acted as part of a powerful, close-knit inner circle. “Shawkat prefers force but he is just one part of the decision-making group. This regime is like a network,” said one such source. The “network” is mostly from Assad’s minority Alawite sect, which dominates Syria’s elite but is now fighting an uprising led by the Sunni Muslim majority. When president Hafez al-Assad died in 2000 after almost 30 years in charge, Shawkat was believed to be among the few who helped run the country before Bashar took power. Nonetheless, Shawkat’s Assad ties brought him mixed

(continued from front page) Bekhtyar and Interior Minister Mohammad Ibrahim al-Shaar were wounded but were “stable”. The men form the core of a military crisis unit led by Assad to take charge of crushing the revolt which grew out of popular protests inspired by Arab Spring uprisings that unseated leaders in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. “I heard ... a loud explosion but it was not a very big bang. I went down to take a look and I saw a lot of men in plain clothes with rifles,” one resident near the scene told Reuters by telephone. Windows on the third floor of the national security building were shattered. Security sources said Assad was not at the meeting where the attack took place. The armed forces chief of staff, Fahad Jassim al-Freij, quickly took over as defence minister to avoid giving any impression of official paralysis. “This cowardly terrorist act will not deter our men in the armed forces from continuing their sacred mission of pursuing the remnants of these armed terrorist criminal gangs,” Freij said on state television. “They will cut off every hand that tries to hurt the security of the nation or its citizens.” The explosion appeared to be part of a coordinated assault on the fourth day of fighting in the capital that rebel fighters have called the “liberation of Damascus” after months of clashes which activists say have killed

A picture dated October 6, 2011 shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (C), Minister of Defence, Lieutenant General Daoud Rajha (R), and Chief of the General Staff, General Fahid al-Freij (L), attending a military ceremony in Damascus (AFP) more than 17,000 people. It began early yesterday with fighting around army barracks in the district of Dummar, hundreds of metres from the presidential palace, and was followed by blasts close to the base of the elite 4th armoured division in the southwest. The unit, led by Assad’s brother Maher, has been instrumental in crushing protests around Syria. Assad’s enemies described victory as imminent. “This is the final phase. They will fall very soon,” Abdelbasset Seida, leader of the opposition Syrian National Council, told Reuters in Qatar. “Today is a turning point in Syria’s history.

It will put more pressure on the regime and bring an end very soon, within weeks or months.” US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said: “This is a situation that is rapidly spinning out of control.” He called for maximum global pressure on Assad to step down. Panetta said Assad’s government would be held responsible if it failed to safeguard its chemical weapons, which Western and Israeli officials have said have been moved from storage sites. Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary-General who has acted as a peace envoy but whose calls for a ceasefire have fallen on deaf ears, said world powers should act to

halt the bloodshed. A video posted by activists who said it was filmed in the southern Qadam district showed at least two bodies lying in pools of blood and one rebel commander said at least 45 civilians had been killed in Damascus yesterday. There was no way to confirm the figure, and he gave no tally of rebel or security forces casualties. The Syrian government restricts access by international journalists. Western leaders fear the conflict, which has been joined by al Qaeda-style Jihadists, could destabilise Syria’s neighbours – Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Jordan.

Assef Shawkat in 2000 fortunes. Other than religion, he had little in common with the patrician Assad children. He left his modest home in the coastal Tartous province and joined the army, working his way up through the ranks. But his big break came when he divorced his first wife and married Bushra, Bashar’s older sister. Both the late president and his eldest son and heir apparent Basil both disapproved of Shawkat. Basil considered Shawkat too lowly to join the Assad clan, but when he later died in a car crash, the couple married. Hafez al-Assad made Shawkat deputy chief of military intelligence, and in 2005 Bashar appointed him to head the unit - positions that enabled him to pull strings in Syria’s dealings with its troubled neighbours, Iraq and Lebanon. Maher, Bashar’s younger brother and head of the elite Republican Guard, once shot Shawkat, and some believe Bashar himself was wary of his brother-in-law. But whatever the personal tensions, Shawkat never seems to have wavered in his determination to keep the ruling clan and the Alawite establishment in power. “They know their fate is shared and that could mean paying the ultimate price,” said the Lebanese source. “If one of them falls, they all do.”

Situation in Syria ‘spiralling out of control’ says Panetta THE situation in Syria is “spinning out of control,” U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said yesterday, adding that President Bashar al-Assad’s government would be held responsible if it failed to safeguard its chemical weapons sites. Syria’s defence minister and Assad’s brother-in-law were killed in a Damascus suicide bomb attack carried out by a bodyguard yesterday, the most serious blow to the president’s high command in the country’s 16-month-old rebellion. “This is a situation that is rapidly spinning out of control,” Panetta said, adding that the international community needed to “bring maximum pressure

on (President Bashar al-Assad) to do what’s right, to step down and allow for that peaceful transition”. Panetta’s comments to a Pentagon news conference followed closed door talks with his British counterpart, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond. Hammond, speaking alongside Panetta, said he believed the situation in Syria was deteriorating and “becoming more and more unpredictable”. The Damascus attack, Hammond said, showed the country’s growing instability as the violence gets closer to the heart of the government. “I think what we’re seeing is an opposition which is emboldened, clearly an op-

position which has access increasingly to weaponry, probably some fragmentation around the edges of the regime as well,” he told reporters. The Assad government 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. The Syrian government denies carrying out the operation. Syria’s undeclared stockpile - believed to be the largest of its kind in the Middle East reportedly includes sarin nerve agent, mustard gas and cyanide.

Panetta (L) and Hammond at a news conference yesterday

Syrian rebels say Damascus suicide killings herald ‘the beginning of the end’ THE suicide bomb attacks which killed Syria’s defence minister and President Bashar al-Assad’s brother-in-law herald a new phase in the crisis and will fuel more uprisings, a spokesman for the rebel Syrian National Council said yesterday. “In the long run we think that this operation

is the beginning of the end,” George Sabra said during a visit to Milan, adding that he expected more defections from the Syrian army to rebel forces. However he declined to speak in detail about who had carried out the attacks. “It is not important to talk about which

individuals did the operation, but the most important thing is that this was done by revolutionary activists and the Free Syrian Army.” The Free Syrian Army earlier claimed the attack, as did Liwa al-Islam, an Islamist rebel group whose name means “The Brigade of Islam”, which said it had it had carried it out

after weeks of planning. Sabra said the UN Security Council had to move more swiftly than its international mediator Kofi Annan had done so far. “The last three months of Mr Annan cost us more than 3,000 victims. We cannot pay this price again,” he said.

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Greek wild fires evacuation orders AUTHORITIES have issued evacuation orders for villages in south-western Greece where wildfires, aided by strong winds and soaring temperatures, have ravaged large areas. The blaze, burning mostly pine forest, sent smoke over the city of Patras, a port with 220,000 inhabitants, where regional authorities have declared an emergency. Nine planes and one helicopter were involved in the firefighting effort at Argyra, nine miles east of Patras. Apostolos Katsifaras, regional governor for western Greece, said evacuation orders had been issued for villages in the rugged fire stricken area, likely to involve several hundred residents. “The conditions are very tough. We are using everything we have against the fire,” Katsifaras said. The state of emergency allows authorities to use additional resources, including Greece’s military. Forest and brush fires are common in the hot, dry summer months in Greece. More than 60 people were killed when forest fires raged across southern Greece in 2007.

Pay cut for Spanish king SPAIN’S king and crown prince are taking pay cuts as part of the latest round of austerity measures meted out by the country’s government as it attempts to control its deficit. The salaries of King Juan Carlos and Crown Prince Felipe will be reduced about 7 per cent - to about 272,000 euros (£214,000) and 131,000 euros (£103,000) respectively - in line with the new austerity package, the Royal Palace stated.

Israel blames Iran for Bulgaria killings By Tsvetelia Tsolova

An extra 2,000 troops may yet be needed to chaperone crowds at London’s Olympic Games


More UK troops may be needed for Games By Matt Falloon and Omar Oresanya BRITAIN may have to call up yet more soldiers to police the Olympic Games, the government said yesterday, after a failed private sector recruitment drive left an embarrassing hole in security and dashed London’s dreams of a spotless showcase. The security fiasco and doubts over the ability of London’s strained transport system to handle a swarm of visitors have overshadowed an event which the government still hopes will give recessionhit Britain something to celebrate. Athletes from across the world, who poured into London this week, tweeted frustration with transport delays amidst a media storm over security fears. And, after months

Opening ceremony rejigged over transportation worries of rain and flood, the Games have already earned the nickname of the Soggy Olympics in the UK press. “There are challenges and the military have stepped up to the plate and I salute them for it,” Prime Minister David Cameron told reporters during a visit to Afghanistan. “Let’s not call it a soggy Olympics, let’s call it a great Olympics.” The glitch came after security firm G4S said it could not deliver a promised 10,400 security guards to watch over the venues, exposing the government to accusations of poor planning. To fill the gap, the defence ministry called up an extra

3,500 troops - many just back from serving in Afghanistan to take the armed forces contribution to 17,000 personnel. “Let’s be clear, if G4S don’t fulfil their contract we will go after them for the money to make sure that they help pay for the military personnel that have been brought in,” Cameron said. The latest victim of London’s roads and rail network was the Olympic opening ceremony which has been trimmed to avoid a possible late-night stampede for trains and buses home, officials and media reports said. A daredevil stunt bike performance was cancelled fol-

lowing rehearsals, with some reports suggesting the event was removed over fears that security checkpoints would be unable to cope with a rush of more than 60,000 spectators. Due to be watched by a global television audience of a billion people, the July 27 extravaganza will attempt to recreate scenes from Britain’s idyllic countryside and includes a cast of 10,000 performers, 12 horses, three cows, two goats and 10 chickens. Britain is keen to soothe security fears in a city where suicide bombers killed 52 people in bombings on the public transport system the day after London was awarded the Games, in July 2005. More troops could be deployed to control crowds at the Games if G4S struggles to find a minimum requirement of 7,000 staff. An extra 2,000 troops may be needed.

Russia backs WTO entry, tension with US persists RUSSIA’S upper house of parliament voted yesterday to ratify entry into the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and now only the signature of President Vladimir Putin is needed to complete the country’s 18-year bid to join the trade rules club. Russia will finally become the WTO’s 156th member 30 days after it informs the trade body that Putin has signed off on December’s deal, under which Moscow would cut import tariffs and open up sectors of its economy to foreign investment. Friction with the US persists, however, as the US Congress has yet to repeal a Cold Warera measure - the JacksonVanik amendment - which links trade policy towards Moscow with human rights.

If the measure is not repealed, Russia would be able to deny US exporters the market-opening concessions it made to join the global trade group. The Federation Council upper house vote, carried easily with 144 in favour in the 166-strong chamber, was a formality after the State Duma lower house backed WTO entry last week by a 30seat majority. Moscow has said that it will start cutting tariffs from September 1 after agreeing to lower import duties from an average of 9.5 per cent now to 6 per cent by 2015. Washington could, however, miss out on those trade benefits if Congress does not vote to repeal the Jackson-Vanik amendment.

AT LEAST four Israeli tourists were killed yesterday in an explosion on a bus outside a Bulgarian airport that Israel blamed on Tehran, promising a strong response to “Iranian terror”. The explosion comes on the 18th anniversary of a 1994 bomb attack on the headquarters of Argentina’s main Jewish organisation by an Iranian-backed Hezbollah suicide bomber, which killed 85 people. The windows of the double decker bus were blown out and surrounded by scorch marks. Mangled metal hung from its torn-back roof and clouds of dense black smoke billowed above the airport. The mayor of Burgas, on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, said the bus was carrying Israeli tourists, but police could not immediately confirm their nationality. Several other buses at the site were damaged. “I do not know what it was, but it was a very powerful blast, and I think it was something placed on purpose in the bus, which carried 47 Israeli tourists,” Burgas mayor Dimitar Nikolov told BTV television, adding 33 people were injured. An Israeli witness told Israeli army radio that the explosion was probably caused by a suicide bomber at the entrance of the bus.

STUNNED TOURISTS Bulgaria raised security at all airports, bus and railway stations after the explosion, which happened in a parking lot outside the airport. Stunned travellers hugged one another in shock at the carnage and passengers were kept away from the scene with a police cordon. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran for yesterday’s blast and said Israel would respond. “All the signs lead to Iran. Only in the past few months we have seen Iranian attempts to attack Israelis in Thailand, India, Georgia, Kenya, Cyprus and other places,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “Eighteen years exactly after the blast at the Jewish community centre in Argentina, murderous Iranian terror continues to hit innocent people. This is an Iranian terror attack that is spreading throughout the entire world. Israel will react powerfully against Iranian terror,” he said. The incident was not reported by Iranian media and there was no immediate Iranian reaction to the israeli accusation.

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Kim cements army control

NATO supply trucks bombed

Top military rank given to North Korea leader

A BOMB planted by the Taliban destroyed 22 NATO trucks carrying supplies to their forces in northern Afghanistan, the Taliban and police said yesterday. Eighteen fuel trucks and four supply vehicles were parked in Aibak, the capital of Samangan province, when a bomb ripped through them, wounding one person, local police said. “At 2am the mujahideen attacked the invader NATO trucks,â€? the Taliban said in a statement, referring to the wagons which had been driven from Uzbekistan to Afghanistan’s north. The trucks were attacked in the same province where prominent anti-Taliban lawmaker Ahmad Khan Samangani was killed on Saturday at his daughter’s wedding, in a suicide bomb attack that killed 22 other guests. “We believe the Taliban carried this out. Eighteen trucks have been totally destroyed, the rest were damaged by ďŹ re,â€? Samangan police chief Khalil Andarabi told Reuters. Separately, police in neighbouring Baghlan province said they had detained 10 suspected Taliban members with so-called magnetic bombs, which they were trying to attach to supply trucks.

By Jack Kim NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong-un was named marshal of the army, the country’s top military rank, in a move that adds to his glittering array of titles and cements his power in the isolated and impoverished state that has a 1.2 million strong military. The decision was made on Tuesday and reported yesterday by North Korea’s state media. It comes after the country’s top general was purged. The new title completes Kim Jong-un’s elevation following the death of his father Kim Jong-il in December. He already heads the Workers’ Party of Korea and is First Chairman of the National Defence Commission. Kim - believed to be in his late 20s - has steadily worked to impose his own stamp on the top leadership of North

Kim (R) was named marshal of the army, adding to his glittering array of titles Korea, and on Sunday ousted Vice Marshal Ri Yong-ho, the country’s leading military ďŹ gure, who was seen as close to Kim Jong-il. Key to Kim’s rule is a lineage that stretches back to his grandfather, Kim Ilsung, who founded North Korea and is still revered as its eternal president. “The personality cult sur-

rounding Kim family has been really shifted to Kim Jong-un,� said Daniel Pinkston of the International Crisis Group, who visited North Korea earlier this month and spoke to reporters in the South Korean capital on Tuesday. China, the North’s most important diplomatic and economic backer, gave a

‘Doctors illegally removed wombs of poor women’ DOCTORS in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh performed hysterectomies on poor village women without a valid medical reason in order to claim money from a national insurance scheme, the state’s health minister said yesterday. Under the programme launched in 2008, doctors can claim up to 30,000 rupees

($540) to treat poor families, providing a safety net to help pay for expensive hospital surgeries. But critics say the programme was exploited by unscrupulous doctors. “The women were deliberately ill-advised by doctors who removed their uterus to get money,� Amar Agrawal, Chhattisgarh’s health minister told Reuters.




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guarded reaction. It noted the new title but stopped short of an outright message of congratulation. “China and North Korea are friendly neighbours and we wish for the smooth development of all undertakings in North Korea under the leadership of comrade Kim Jong-un and the Workers’ Party of Korea,� China’s

foreign ministry said in a statement. The North suffered a famine in the 1990s, when Kim Jong-un’s father ruled, and its economy was devastated by the collapse of the Soviet Union, a major backer. It has been almost completely isolated by international sanctions over its nuclear and missile programmes. Kim Jong-un’s brief term in ofďŹ ce since his father’s death is, at least on the surface, a sharp change from the former leader’s dour rule which took North Korea deeper into isolation, abject poverty and large-scale political repression. Once the ofďŹ cial mourning period was over, the youngest Kim to rule North Korea was seen laughing with fusty old generals, gesticulating in delight at a military parade and, the biggest shock of all, speaking in public. Most North Koreans went to their graves never having heard Kim the elder speak. Both Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung were named Generalissimos of the North Korean army, one of the world’s largest. Ri’s removal was widely seen as a purge and was followed by the promotion of relatively unknown military man Hyon Yong-chol to the rank of vice marshal.

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Business Austerity cuts decision delayed

UK jobless total down fourth month running

GREEK coalition leaders agreed to meet next week to hammer out almost 12 billion euros worth of austerity cuts demanded by the near-bankrupt country's lenders after a deal proved elusive at an initial round of talks yesterday. Greek officials have spent the past week scrambling to identify the savings for 2013 and 2014 before European and IMF officials visit next week and decide whether Athens merits another tranche of aid from its latest bailout package. But final agreement on the cuts is expected only after much bargaining among the three party leaders in the conservative-led government, each of whom is keen to avoid appearing in favour of cuts that heap more misery on austerity-weary voters. "We had a very good discussion," Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras told reporters after a three-hour meeting between Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his two coalition allies. "We agreed on the basic direction." Samaras' allies - Socialist party leader Evangelos Venizelos and leftist party chief Fotis Kouvelis - emerged after the meeting to reiterate that there would be no new spending cuts this year beyond those already agreed. Both leaders, who have championed reducing the painful austerity diet of wage and pension cuts, said little about their discussion on future spending cuts other than to say talks would resume in the coming days. One senior party official said some ministries failed to submit their proposals for cuts ahead of yesterday's meeting, delaying efforts to finalise them. Only about half of the promised 11.7 billion euros of spending cuts had been identified in the run-up to the meeting, an official said this week.

Total falls to 2.58 million in the quarter to May


By Alan Jones UNEMPLOYMENT in Britain has fallen for the fourth month in a row and more jobs are being created, especially for people over the age of 65, new figures showed yesterday. The jobless total fell by 65,000 to 2.58 million in the quarter to May, the lowest for almost a year, while the number of people in employment increased by 181,000 to just under 30 million, the highest for almost four years. But the numbers claiming jobseeker's allowance jumped by 6,100 last month to 1.6 million, including an increase of 8,000 among women to 530,700, the highest figure for 17 years. The Office for National Statistics said the increase among women was likely to have been affected by a change in eligibility rules for lone parent income support from May. Long-term unemployment has also increased, with those out of work for more than two years up by 18,000 to 441,000, the worst figure since 1997. The number of jobless for more than a year rose by 3,000 to 885,000, while there were just over a million unemployed 16- to 24-year-olds, down 10,000 on the three months to February. Most age groups showed increases in employment, with a rise of 52,000 in over65s in work to reach 929,000, the highest since records be-

gan in 1992. The unemployment rate is now 8.1 per cent, down by 0.2 percentage points, although the jobless total is 132,000 higher than a year ago. Other figures showed that those classed as economically inactive, including people looking after a relative, on early retirement or who have given up looking for work, fell

by 61,000 to 9.2 million, mainly due to a cut of 82,000 among students. The biggest falls in unemployment, and increase in work, was in London, suggesting the Olympic Games is having an impact on the figures. The number of vacancies increased by 10,000 in the quarter to June to 471,000. Average earnings increased

by 1.5 per cent in the year to May, up by 0.1 percentage points on the previous month, giving an average weekly wage of £468. UK Employment Minister Chris Grayling yesterday visited a new delivery office, opened in London by TNT, which said it planned to create 20,000 new jobs across the UK in the next five years.

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However, the move will fuel criticism that the British taxpayer is taking on liabilities that the private sector considers too risky. Under the UK Guarantees scheme, up to £40 billion of funding will be underwritten for critical infrastructure projects that have stalled due to difficulties raising money from private investors. The UK government will charge for helping secure finance for the projects, which could be in sectors such as transport, energy, communications, and education. Applicants will have to meet criteria

including being ready to start construction within 12 months, having a positive impact on economic growth, and giving good value for the taxpayer. The first guarantees are expected to be made in the autumn. The UK government will also step in to ensure major Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects are not delayed. PPP schemes get all their up-front funding from the private sector. But for the next year the state will lend up to £6 billion to some 30 projects as an "exceptional response to difficult market conditions".

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British Employment Minister Chris Grayling (right) said yesterday the figures were 'encouraging' and a 'step in the right direction'

Around 70 new posts have been created at the new office as part of a pilot scheme delivering post to households and businesses in west London. Grayling said: "This is an encouraging set of figures in what is still an incredibly difficult economic climate. Not only is unemployment falling, but in overall terms there are now almost 100,000 less people on benefits since the 2010 election. We still have a long way to go but this is a step in the right direction." The UK government said the increase in the claimant count figure was influenced by policy changes, noting that from May lone parents claiming income support who are able to work have been required to move to jobseeker's allowance when their child is five. Previously this happened when their child was seven. Officials said there may also be a small impact from the reassessment of incapacity benefit (IB) claimants. Since April last year, 1.5 million IB claimants have been reassessed to see whether they are fit to work or entitled to Employment Support Allowance. Those found fit to work move from IB on to jobseeker's allowance. Unite said the long-term jobless totals showed the fate awaiting disabled workers at Remploy factories set to close. General secretary Len McCluskey said: "Today's figures for the long-term unemployed show the fate that awaits Remploy workers as they struggle to find work once the Remploy factories are closed by this government. "It is madness for the Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, to think that there is work readily available for those disabled workers he is throwing on to the dole queue because of his cruel policies."

BANK of America Corp said it plans to slash costs by $3 billion annually in commercial lending, investment banking and wealth management, becoming the latest big bank to take aim at expenses in a sluggish economy. The second-largest US bank announced the cost cuts as it posted second quarter results that illustrate the

pressure it is under. Bank of America said its loan book shrank from the same quarter last year, its interest income fell 15 per cent, and each of its divisions except for mortgage lending posted lower revenue. Mortgage lending improved mainly because in last year's second quarter the group took more than $20-billionworth of charges.

With revenue under pressure, the bank cut costs by 25 per cent, helping it post a profit for the quarter of $2.5 billion. Its work force shrank by more than 12,000 from a year earlier to 275,460. Bank of America began the first phase of its cost-cutting plan in 2011, with the goal of saving $5 billion a year and eliminating 30,000 jobs by the end of 2014. That

phase of the plan focused on consumer banking and information technology. The second phase of the plan, known as Project New BAC, aims to cut costs by $3 billion a year by mid-2015. It does not target a particular number of job cuts, but does focus on capital markets businesses, investment banking, commercial lending and wealth management.

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Going to court is the only hope for investors IT APPEARS the investors’ pressure group, having recruited the support of the politicians, are turning the screw on the two leading banks, which supposedly persuaded their customers to buy high-yield securities in 2010 and 2011. One of the two banks, the Popular, has already made an informal, compromise proposal - it offered to pay securityholders increased interest rates, for a specified period, in order to cover their capital losses. Investors are due to meet today to discuss the issue and submit a proposal to the finance ministry. One of their suggestions was the swapping of the securities with government bonds, which would mean the taxpayer, would be footing the bill for their losses. How fair would it be for the cautious individuals, who resisted the high interest rate offered on these securities, paying for the losses of those who jumped at the opportunity of getting a high return on their savings? Is it possible that the estimated 8,000 individuals who bought these high-risk securities had been deceived by the banks and therefore are entitled to having their money returned in some form? This is very difficult to believe as most rational people would have asked why the banks were offering to paying such high interest on these securities. Did none of them ask ‘what’s the catch’ or demand to see a prospectus to find out more about this investment product? It is entirely possible there were bank branch managers who sold the highyield securities to gullible customers, without informing them of the risks or giving them a prospectus, but to suggest that all investors had been tricked does not stand up to rational scrutiny. This is why it should be left to the individual to deal with – those who could prove in a court that they had been deceived by a specific bank official should have their money returned in full. As for the rest, who knew that the higher interest rate meant a higher risk, they should accept their losses. These are the only possible scenarios because the European Central Bank does not allow any payments on securities issued by a bank that is in the process of re-capitalisation. There is a decree that was prepared by the government and approved by the House, which envisages the suspension of interest payments during the re-capitalisation of a bank. These arguments were cited during Tuesday’s meeting with investors at the finance ministry, but it appears the latter did not take them seriously, believing the instructions of the ECB and the decree could be ignored. This is unlikely to happen and the only hope of investors getting their money back is the courts.

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Romney’s secrecy is the focus of Obama’s attack Comment Jeff Mason MITT Romney has secrets. Lots of them, perhaps. That provocative claim is at the core of President Barack Obama’s latest attacks on his Republican rival, a strategy that is dominating the narrative of the presidential campaign and leading anxious Republicans to question Romney’s tactics. In ads, interviews and socialmedia blasts, the Democratic president’s team is casting Romney as a mysterious figure who is guarding important secrets about his wealth and work history. Feeding the Democrats’ storyline: Romney’s refusal to release more than a year or two of his tax returns, questions about whether he is being honest about when he left his job at Bain Capital, and the reams of records that have been kept secret from his years as Massachusetts governor and chief of the Salt Lake City Olympics. The Obama team’s tactic summed up in its new TV ad that asks, “What is Mitt Romney hiding?” - is similar to a Republican strategy that Obama overcame en route to winning the presidency in 2008. Back then, some conservatives claimed Obama was secretly a Muslim with a socialist agenda who had not been born in the United States, and therefore wasn’t eligible to be president. Obama’s 2008 opponent, Republican John McCain, did not embrace such false attacks. He also nixed attempts to blast Obama for ties to a controversial pastor, Jeremiah Wright. Obama’s team, similarly, has made a point of not discussing Romney’s Mormonism - even as some analysts are saying that the Democrats’ focus on Romney’s penchant for secrecy amounts to a subtle reminder of his affiliation with a religion that is mysterious to many Americans. David Gergen, an adviser to two former Democratic and two Republican presidents, is among those who believe that questions about Romney’s faith are an unspoken part of the Democrats’ strategy of focusing on the secrecy issue. “I think they’re connected,”

Mitt Romney has been reluctant to reveal his tax status he said. “Clearly they’re trying to weave together: ‘Do we really know what he did at Bain ..., do we really understand his faith and, you know, what he would do and who is he?’” Democrats “know it’s in the culture”, Gergen said of questions about Romney’s religion. “They don’t have to say it. I think they’re very intentionally weaving these together.” Gergen added that the Obama campaign’s strategy could backfire if it mentioned Romney’s religion directly. Religion aside, Obama’s campaign has taken hold of the secrecy argument against Romney with gusto. It argues that the attacks on Romney are a fair way to punch holes in the Republican’s claim that his business experience makes him the most qualified candidate to fix the US economy. In its attempt to put Romney under a cloud of conspiracy, Obama’s team has compared him with former Republican President Richard Nixon, whose devotion to secrecy contributed to his impeachment and resignation in 1974. Romney’s campaign has called the attacks unfair, accused Obama of misrepresentation, and argued that the president is trying to distract from his record on the economy. But the attacks appear to be getting under Romney’s skin, and have led George Will, William Kristol and other conservative analysts to call on Romney to release more tax returns to try to shift the conversation. Some want Romney to change


the subject by announcing his choice as a vice presidential running mate. Instead, Romney has demanded an apology from Obama, a request the president’s team has rejected. Obama’s surrogates are now essentially using Romney’s complaints about the attacks to cast the Republican as a rich guy who is unaccustomed to being questioned. “Stop whining,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, an Obama supporter, said Sunday. Conservatives fretting about Romney’s response to the barrage of attacks from Obama are focused mostly on the Republican’s reluctance to shed more light on his personal fortune, estimated to be up to $250 million. Unlike most politicians seeking national office, Romney initially declined to release any of his tax returns. In January, under pressure from his opponents in the Republican primaries, he released his 2010 return and an estimate for 2011. The returns indicated that Romney and his wife Ann held millions of dollars in offshore accounts and once had a Swiss bank account, raising questions about the lengths to which they had gone to avoid paying US taxes. Now conservatives such as Will, Kristol and Alabama Governor Robert Bentley are calling on Romney to release more tax returns - even if they show, as many suspect, that the Romneys managed to find enough tax shelters to effectively avoid

paying any taxes some years. Some worry that if Romney is so determined to keep his tax returns secret, they must be potentially damaging to the candidate. “The costs of not releasing the returns are clear,” Will said on ABC’s This Week on Sunday. “Therefore, he must have calculated that there are higher costs in releasing them.” Linda Peek Schacht, professor of political communication at Tennessee’s Lipscomb University, said the Obama attacks “will be effective as long as the Romney campaign is handling the response so poorly. The longer they fail to respond in a clear way that puts some of these questions to rest, the worse the damage can be.” She said voters could accept some discrepancies in Romney’s record, but not if he does not explain issues such as his keeping money in tax havens such as the Cayman Islands. “Those are sort of code words or code phrases for, ‘You can’t trust him; what is he hiding... and why is he hiding it?’” Obama’s team appears to have learned from the 2004 campaign, during which Republican George W Bush’s team used the summer - when many Americans were tuning into the campaign - to define Democratic candidate John Kerry as an out-of-touch elitist. Kerry’s campaign never recovered. “Right now the real goal (for Obama) is to make (Romney) look like a really rich guy ... who makes and hides money in ways that most people would find objectionable,” Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer said. “The goal is also to simply subvert the promise of something new, just as opponents of Obama in 2008 floated things from his background in Chicago to suggest that the candidate was not who you thought.” Gergen said that while Obama’s strategy might be successful, it carried some risks for the president if he defeats Romney in the November 6 election. “Politically all of these attacks may in the end work, but it’s also clear that they are going to come at the expense of governing in a second term” by making it even tougher for Obama to work with Republicans, Gergen said. “The attacker gets hurt, too.”



25 years ago Sunday July 19, 1987

A meteorite with an estimated mass of 190 kg explodes over the town of Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town.

The stalemate in the Cyprus situation is a matter of concern to the US, American President Ronald Reagan says in his latest periodic report in which he reiterates support for the UN Secretary General’s initiatives on the occasion of the renewal of the UNFICYP mandate.

1963 Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 metres (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention.

1983 A gigantic new dinosaur skeleton is unveiled to the media at the Natural History Museum in London.

1996 Bosnian Serb President and wanted war criminal Radovan Karadzic is forced out of office.

1997 The IRA makes a surprise announcement of a ceasefire in Northern Ireland - the second in three years.

35 years ago Tuesday July 19, 1977 General Grivas’ hostess described to the Nicosia Assize Court yesterday some of his activities, including his meeting with President Makarios, when the hearing continued into charges against his alleged successor Lefteris Papadopoulos. Testifying as a defence witness Elli Christodoulides, of Limassol, said that Grivas had on several occasions lived in a hide-out in her house from 1956 until his death in 1974.

45 years ago Wednesday July 19, 1967 Algerian and Iraqi leaders flew out of Moscow yesterday after a secret 22-hour visit without any assurances that the Soviet Union would support any renewal of hostilities in the Middle East on the Arab side. At the same time, however, Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko accused Israel of continuing aggression.

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Christian Bale reflects on years as the Dark Knight ‘The movies changed my life’ By Zorianna Kit THE Dark Knight rises in movie theatres tomorrow on the wings of huge anticipation for the final film of director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, but there is one man who remains calm in the face of the media hype, Batman actor Christian Bale. Bale slips into the bat costume of Gotham City’s crime-fighting superhero for the last time in The Dark Knight Rises, which like its predecessors has received strong early reviews. Chosen by British director Nolan for his franchise reboot, which soared with 2005’s Batman Begins, Bale’s stone-faced portrayal of conflicted billionaire Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman, was key to the movie’s success. The follow-up, 2008’s The Dark Knight, solidified Bale’s status as a leading actor, and Dark Knight Rises will be his swan song in the role. “I’m real proud of having achieved what we had set out to do,” he told reporters at a news conference promoting the film. “It was a very important moment for me. It was an important character. “It’s the only time I’ve ever played a character three times in a row and the movies themselves have changed my life and changed my career.”

The man behind the mask: Batman actor Christian Bale poses next to a suit worn by the Caped Crusader Both movies earned praise from fans and critics alike. The first raked-in $372 million at box offices worldwide, and the second an eye-popping $1 billion. Bale went on to numerous other parts and eventually nabbed an Oscar for his role as a drug-addicted ex-boxer in The Fighter. When shooting of the Dark Knight Rises was done, Bale told reporters, he wanted time alone to think about the past seven years. “I just went down and sat

in a room and realised this is it,” said Bale of the time the cameras stopped rolling. “I sat in that moment with the realisation that we’re done.” Dark Knight Rises picks up eight years after Dark Knight. The caped crusader has disappeared from public view and is a fugitive thought to be responsible for the death of Gotham City D.A. Harvey Dent. The man behind the mask, Bruce Wayne, has become a recluse and is rarely seen in public.

But both are forced out of hiding when cat burglar Selina Kyle, played by Anne Hathaway, arrives in Gotham and a masked terrorist named Bane, played by Tom Hardy, shows up to take over the city. Batman comes out of hiding to stop them. With many twists in a complex story, revealing more requires a spoiler alert. Suffice it to say that critics - not the easiest to please with superhero movies - are mostly happy. The movie scored an 83

Cruise visits daughter

Bob Dylan album set for September release By Christine Kearney A NEW Bob Dylan studio album, Tempest, will be released on September 11th to mark the 50th anniversary of the folk singer-songwriter’s debut album, Columbia Records said this week. The album will feature 10 new and original songs and is the 35th studio set from Dylan, whose last album in 2009, Together Through Life, sold more than a million copies and debuted at No.1 in both Britain and the United States. The album comes during a period of critical acclaim and creativity for Dylan that has included four popular album releases, including Time Out Of Mind in 1997 that won a Grammy for album of the year and Modern Times, released in 2006, earning Dylan two more Grammys. The Minnesota-born Dylan, 71, this year received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for his profound impact on popular music and American culture. His first album, Bob Dylan, which was released in March, 1962, initially did not sell well. His second album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, released in 1963, established him as a poetic writer of protest songs and a raw, original new voice.

per cent positive rating from seven early reviews on film website Time magazine’s Richard Corliss called it “a film of grand ambitions and epic achievement.” Reprising their roles are Michael Caine as Alfred the butler, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. Newcomers include Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Hardy, all three of whom worked with Nolan on his 2010 Os-

car winner, Inception. Also new to the group is Hathaway, who essentially takes on the role of Catwoman, though that comic character’s name is never directly referenced in the film. “I loved that the focus was on who she was as Selina ... and she didn’t change when she put on the suit - it was just kind of her uniform,” Hathaway said of her character. The actress said she had to get into fighting shape for the action scenes and that being in such good physical condition gave her a strong mental attitude that made it a “complete transformation” for her in the role. While the Batman series has had its share of villains, including Dark Knight’s The Joker, which earned actor Heath Ledger a posthumous best supporting actor Oscar, this final instalment sees Batman meet his match in Bane. Bale calls him “the first adversary of Batman that you know can probably whip his butt, which we’ve never seen before.” When Nolan called Hardy to offer him the role, he said he had to explain both the good and bad aspects of playing the tough guy behind a mask. “The good news is I have a terrific part for you,” Nolan recalled telling him. “The bad news is, your face is going to be completely covered for the whole film and you’re going to have to convey this character through just your eyes and voice.” Now that it’s all over, Nolan said he had no idea what his next movie would be. Like Bale, he needs some time to reflect. “I’m going to go on a holiday and just relax and enjoy not knowing what I’m going to do next,” he said.

The Hollywood star visited his daughter Suri for the first time since his divorce from Katie Holmes

TOM Cruise visited his daughter Suri in New York City on Tuesday for the first time since his high-profile divorce from her mother, actress Katie Holmes, People magazine reported. The 50-year-old Hollywood star was photographed holding his 6-year-old daughter on a New York street as she wraps one arm around the Mission: Impossible star’s neck and in the other, clutches a stuffed animal toy. The picture was posted on People’s website. Cruise was filming his latest movie in Iceland back in June when Holmes, 33, filed for a divorce, surprising the Hollywood superstar. Since then, he has returned to the United States and the pair have settled issues including custody of Suri. Celebrity watchers have eagerly awaited the day when

Cruise would reunite with his daughter. Separately on Monday night, Holmes and Suri were involved in a minor car accident with a sanitation truck in New York but were not hurt, a police source said. Holmes was in a Mercedes with their daughter when a New York City Sanitation truck hit the car, the source said. A New York Police Department spokesman said an accident involving a Mercedes and a truck occurred around 9:30 p.m. EDT on Monday (0130 GMT on Tuesday) but said he could not name the passengers. A separate source speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed Holmes and her daughter were in the car. There were no injuries and no criminal charges were expected, police said.


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Noticeboard ¤4,480 fee reduction at UCLan open days

Pera Orinis gets new Staroil fuel station STAROIL launched their third star on June 21, with the official opening of their new station at Pera Orinis in the area of Tamasou, thereby strengthening their leading position in the retail fuel sector. The inauguration and blessing of the new station was officiated by Metropolitan of Tamassos and Orinis Mr. Isaiah. In his speech, the CEO of STAROIL Mr. Peter George said: "All our services, including the service station, launching today, have been designed, constructed and equipped with the latest equipment, and meet all the requirements of Cypriot legislation and international standards of environmental, health and safety." Meanwhile, the new as well as existing STAROIL stations in Avgorou and Trachoni all provide every type of fuel such as diesel, heating, agricultural, kerosene, as well as 95 and 98 octane gasolines. STAROIL has also installed in all the stations systems for the recovery and return of vapours from gasoline pumps (phase II).

Maritime exposure for students THE "Adopt a Ship" campaign is an initiative of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) and the Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association (CYMEPA). Its aim is to entrust primary school classes with a particular ship or group of ships and initiate email communication between kids and the ship’s crew, as a way of teaching youngsters about the ships' daily activities and those of the crew working on it. Within this context, the CSC and CYMEPA successfully completed an "Adopt a Ship" presentation to children from two different schools on June 14. The presentation took place at the shipping company Interorient Navigation Co. Ltd, in Limassol.

REGISTER as a UCLan Cyprus student in one of the forthcoming Open Days and receive a 15-per cent tuition fee reduction for the first year of studies (2012/13), plus an additional 10-per cent tuition fee reduction for every consecutive year. UCLan Cyprus, the only British university in Cyprus, invites you to attend the following Open Days and take advantage of this one-time offer: LIMASSOL Monday, July 23, 6-9pm, APOLLONIA Beach Hotel NICOSIA Tuesday, July 24, 6-9pm, HOLIDAY INN LARNACA Wednesday, July 25, 6-9pm SUN HALL Hotel The tuition fee reduction is

Hyundai's redesigned i30 hatchback was put through its paces by the European New Car Assessment Programme, yielding a maximum 5-star rating

HYUNDAI has long been known for the impressive safety features that it adds to all of its vehicles. And that was recently put to the test when the redesigned i30 hatchback was put through its paces by the European New Car Assessment Programme -EuroNCAP. The results were particularly pleasing to everyone involved at Hyundai, with the i30 receiving a maximum 5-star rating. The crash test is broken down into four different categories - adult occupant, child occupant, pedestrian safety and safety assist - with the Hyundai i30 performing admirably in each of them. One feature that was not rated was the speed limitation device, as this is an optional feature on the Hyundai i30.

CTO takes part in Europe ecotourism development ECOTOUR will wrap up in September 2013 THE Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) recently participated in the European project “ECOTOUR”, a Leonardo da Vinci transfer of innovation programme co-funded by the European Commission, in Estonia. The CTO was represented by Ms. Maro Kazepi, Tourist Officer A’, Project Coordinator at CTO Strategy Department. ECOTOUR aims to improve the skills and competence of ecotourism stakeholders in Cyprus, Estonia, Lithuania and Spain, while also encouraging ecotourism development in project countries and Europe in general. The project started in October 2011 and will be completed in September 2013. The final product of the project will be the development of an ecotourism training programme in Cyprus, Estonia, Lithuania and Spain. ECOTOUR is implemented by a consortium of eight part-

ECOTOUR aims to boost the skills of ecotourism stakeholders in Cyprus, Estonia, Lithuania and Spain ners from four EU countries: Cyprus, Spain, Estonia and Lithuania. The consortium includes education and training organisations, enterprises and authorities responsible for tourism development, thus allowing the fusing of dif-

ferent views and experiences and achieving the expected impact of the project. Local partners include the Cyprus University of Technology, the CTO and X-Panel company. The project is aimed at stakeholders in tourism: en-

trepreneurs and managers of tourism SMEs. The training product might also be used by tourism policymakers, students, or people living in rural communities, who would learn how to present and transfuse their knowledge on the sur-

rounding nature and local culture to the tourists.  For more information on ECOTOUR, contact Maro Kazepi at Maro.Kazepi@ or call 22691216.

Laiki sends duo to Olympic Games APOEL season ticket with MTN

Half-price summer blockbusters PRIMETEL is offering sizzling blockbusters and classic movies at half price this summer. You can easily rent movies 24 hours a day, seven days a week via the MovieClub Service. For more info about VOD services, visit www.

valid ONLY for registrations that take place during the Open Days. All new and existing applicants are eligible to register. Transfer students from other universities and colleges will be offered a 20per cent tuition fee reduction for the first year of studies, plus an additional 10-per cent tuition fee reduction for every consecutive year. Prospective students must bring with them their school leaving certificate/Apolytirion (or other equivalent certificate), and meet UCLan Cyprus entry criteria. The registration fee is €1,200 and is refundable within 30 days. Managerial staff and academic faculty of the University will be on hand to offer information on study programmes, scholarships and bursaries, transfer opportunities to/from UCLan in the UK, professional support, student life and more.

Hyundai i30 aces safety examination

The winners are headed to London, thanks to Laiki

DURING the lottery that was held June 8 at the offices of the Card Services at Laiki Bank, the winners of two travel packages for the Olympic Games in London were announced. All Laiki Bank Visa Card holders that had used their cards from March 1 to May 31 were contenders for the prize, while each transaction that was made added

another candidacy for the card holder. The two big winners were Mrs Andrea Kyriakidou from Nicosia and Mrs Dimitra Louca from Limassol. Each Travel Pack includes two return tickets from Larnaca to London departing August 7 and returning August 9, two nights' stay for two at a 4-star hotel and tickets for the Olympic Games.

MTN, strengthening its relations with APOEL fans, gives the opportunity to all new subscribers that are entitled to a handset subsidy, to get an APOEL season ticket for the period 2012-2013 with discount of up to €340! All new and port-in subscribers that are connected with an 18-month MTN PayMonthly or a 24-month

MTN MobileBroadband contract up to August 31st, will automatically receive a discount coupon that can be redeemed for one season ticket at APOEL’s Orange Shop. MTN always offers more to APOEL fans as well: the lower rates, the best discounts and the opportunity to enjoy their favourite team in every game.

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What’s on


(K) All Audiences (12/15/18) No admittance to Under-12s/ 15s/ 18s (N/A) Not Available

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

10.25pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.40pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.45pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.40pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Haywire (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.35, 8 and 10.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 5.35, 8 and 10.25pm, weekends also at 11.25am, 1.25pm and 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Five-Year Engagement (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 5.25, 7.55 and 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 7.55 and 10.30pm. Tel: 77778383

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

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Snow White and the Huntsman (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 7.50 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Summer Open-Air Marathon (tonight: Unmade Beds) Konstantia Open-Air Cinema, 9pm. Tel: 22-348203

LIMASSOL The Amazing Spider-Man (12) Rio 2 at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.15, 7.55 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 1 (in 2D, in Greek) at 6.30, 8.20 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Rio 3 (in 3D, in Greek) at 6.30 and 8.20pm, weekends also at 4.45pm, and (in 3D, in English) at 10.10pm only. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in 3D, in English) at 5.45, 8 and 10.25pm. K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in Greek) at 5.45 and 8pm. K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Haywire (15) Rio 4 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 5.30pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.35, 8 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Five-Year Engagement (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 7.55 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Snow White and the Huntsman (12) Rio 5 at 7.45 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 5.20pm. Tel: 25-871410

Snow White and the Huntsman (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 7.50 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Dark Shadows (15) Rio 6 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 5.30pm. Tel: 25-871410

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

PAPHOS 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 The Amazing Spider-Man (12) Rio 1 at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm. 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 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 Rock of Ages (12) Rio 2 at 10pm, weekends at 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

listings Today 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. Electra and Orestes, the Trial A play within a play produced by THOC within the framework of the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama. July 19. Curium Ancient Theatre, Episkopi. 9pm. €10/17. With English and Greek subtitles. Tel: 77-772717/25-324015/26947037.

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

Other Events


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

Electra Drama by Sophocles performed by the Morphes Ekphrasis Theatre, Greece, within the framework of the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama. July 20. Curium Ancient Theatre, Episkopi, Limassol. 9pm. €10/17. With English and Greek subtitles. Tel: 77-772717/25-324015/26-947037.

Tomorrow Exhibition Nicosia International Airport Solo photography exhibition by Andreas Efstathiou. Opens July 20, 8pm until August 30. Is Not Gallery, 11 Odysseus, Chrysaliniotissa, Nicosia. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Tel: 22-343670

Music Helena Paparizou – Melisses Famous Greek singer is joined by pop band for a summer concert. July 20. Summer Club (Barrio Del Mar), Yeroskipou Beach, Paphos. Tel: 70-000801

Dance 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 Theatre Gardens, Limassol. 8.30pm. €40/60. Tel: 70-009303

Ongoing Music Seventh Ethnic Music Festival A festival with an ethnic and Mediterranean flavour organised by the Rialto Theatre. July 4-29. Heroes Square, Limassol. 8.30pm. Free. Tel:

77- 777745. The performances will also be held in Nicosia within the framework of Summer Nights

Theatre Miss Julie XMAS Production 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 (Kiosks Time Out and Stokkos in Paphos). 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

29. Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre, 11-15 Vladimiros Kafkarides Street, Aglantzia. Every Saturday and Sunday at 8.30pm. In Greek. €12/7. Tel: 22-312940/22-421609

Exhibition Marina Karatsioli + Kids Group exhibition showcasing work by Marina’s art school. 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 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

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

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. MondayFriday: 9am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Weekends: 5pm-8pm. Tel: 99558696

Yialloura Satiriko Theatre presents Cypriot play by Michalis Pashiardis, based on the poem by Dimitris Lipertis. Until July

Armenian-Cypriot Painters and Photographers Group exhibition. Until July 31. Casteliotissa Hall, old Nicosia. Monday-

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

Friday: 10am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday-Sunday: 6pm-9pm. Tel: 22-800970 Maniera Cypria: Lemesos, Fabula, Historia, Memoria Exhibition dedicated to ancient findings. Until August 12. Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Lanitis Carob Mill, Limassol. 5pm-9pm daily except Mondays. Tel: 25-342123 Dimitris Mihlis Solo painting exhibition. Until August 30. Gallery Kypriaki Gonia, 45 Stadiou Street, Larnaca. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm & 4.30pm-8pm. Sunday:11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm. Tel: 24-621109 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

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Tigran trio back to jazz up the Grove

Virtuoso jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan is back by popular demand after his sold-out show last November at the Shoe Factory. Like last time out, he appears in a trio, with young talented musicians Nate Wood (on drums) and Sam Minaie (on bass), but instead of playing in Nicosia, the Pharos Arts Foundation will host the threesome in the open-air venue of The Olive Grove in Delikipos, for an evening that is both inspiring and enchanting. The phenomenon of the child prodigy is nothing new in music history; figures from Mozart to Chopin began concert performance as children. But few manage to make the necessary transition from mimicry to creating a style of their own and carving out a full, professional career. Hamasyan, however, is of a different hue, and shows every indication of having the staying power to become one of the key players of his generation. Born in Gyumri, Armenia in 1987, by the age of three, Hamasyan was already teasing out songs on a piano, fuelled by his father’s love of classic rock. He embraced his calling with the enthusiasm of a child (whose favourite toys were a piano and a record player). For 12 years in Armenia, Hamasyan studied at three differ-

ent music schools, acquiring training first as a classical and then as a jazz instrumentalist. The young musician worked on his first compositions and participated in the first Jazz Festival of Yerevan (in 1998) where his highly-praised performance led to an invitation for the following year. The festival opened a new stage in his creative life; the jazz community looked at him as a real discovery and he received invitations to play concerts and sessions. When he was 16, Hamasyan moved to Los Angeles with his parents and studied at the University of South California. A series of competition wins, including the top prize at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition in 2006, cemented his reputation, and earned him praise from such luminaries as Herbie Hancock. With his prowess established from the Monk honour, as well as his small but impressive catalogue, Hamasyan’s career has been on an upswing. To date, he has produced four studio albums, the most recent of which, EP No. 1 (2011) was released exclusively on vinyl and digital download. A real master of his instrument and a great improviser, he has been described as being in a class all his own. He draws on the traditional music of Arme-

nia, not to mention Armenian culture and folklore, inspired by rock, heavy metal and jazz, in order to create a hybrid style marked by a spontaneity and dexterity that is out of the ordinary. He in fact plays mostly original compositions, which are strongly influenced by the Armenian folk tradition, often using its scales and modalities. Even on his jazz compositions (or renditions of well-known jazz pieces), his improvisations often contain embellishments based on scales from Middle Eastern/South Western Asian traditions. Whether you watch him play solo or with an ensemble, he can charm an audience off its feet with the richness of his playing. Fans of jazz ought to make sure they don’t miss Hamasyan and Co this Sunday, but please buy tickets beforehand to avoid disappointment. The Tigran Hamasyan Jazz Trio Pharos Arts Foundation presents an open-air concert with criticallyacclaimed jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan and his partners, Nate Wood (drums) and Sam Minaie (bass). July 22. The Olive Grove, Delikipos. 8.30pm. €25/20. Tel: 70-009304/22-663871. www.

By Ledha Socratous

This Weekend Other Events What is art? The cultural landscape of Cyprus is gradually shifting and evolving, with live art being thrust under the spotlight, as artists assert an alternative to a mainstream assimilation of this creative practice. This weekend the Foundation of Cultural Creativity for Children and Young People will be buzzing with activity as the first Performance and Live Art Platform gets under way. Organised by Yiota Demetriou, along with artists Christina Georgiou, Cara Davies, Andreas Pashias and Demetris Chimonas, this festival attempts to go beyond boundaries and penetrate the threshold of conventional notions about “what art is” via the forms of performance and live art. The term ‘live art’ came into use in the UK in the mid ’80s, and was born out of a frustration by arts professionals to account for art practices that expanded or escaped the classifications in use. Artists began creating work that wasn’t quite dance, that couldn’t be called theatre, that didn’t fit into any of the categories on offer. Live art at its most fundamental, is when an artist chooses to create work directly before the audience in space and time. So instead of creating a painting, for example, and leaving it for the audience to encounter in their own time, live

art comes into being at the actual moment of encounter between artist and spectator. While performance art had been an established genre in the US since the ’70s, the term ‘live art’ was thus an attempt to acknowledge the diversity of live-based arts practices. The platform will accommodate the work of local performance artists as well as visiting artists from Greece and the UK. The platform aims at cross-cultural (Cyprus, Greece and UK) and cross-regional dialogues (Larnaca, Nicosia, Limassol) as well as exploring the interdisciplinary ‘nature’ of each artist’s work. In addition it intends to bridge the practices of the local and visiting artists towards possible future collaborations; set up a new live performance art network for future exchanges between the UK, Cyprus and Greece. During this two-day platform, there will be live performances by artists, open discussions between the public and artists, a party to close the event and much more. The platform not only attempts to modernise the cultural development of Larnaca, and the island as a whole, but also to give Cypriot artists the opportunity to create in their own country through an intercultural and an interdisciplinary framework. Performance and Live Art Platform 2012 A two-day platform that features live performances by artists, open discussions, a party to close the platform and much more. July 21-22. Foundation of Cultural Creativity for Children and Young People, 81-83 Lazarus Street, Larnaca. 5pm. Tel: 96-725270.

NIGHTLIFE The DJ formerly known as Basto! DJ Basto is in Cyprus tonight to perform a unique live set at Ammos Beach Bar in Larnaca. Jef Martens, known by his stage name Basto, sometimes stylised as Basto!, is a Belgian musician and DJ specialising in electro e of you may house music. Some y his mulbetter know him by itch Boys, tiple aliases, like: Bitch Candyman, Dirty Bunch, DJ ings of Basik, Jin Sonic, Kings Porn and Lazy Jay. n He started DJing in 2005, finding local success in Belgium ds, and the Netherlands, but it wasn’t until his break-out hit “Gregory’s Theme”” in 2011, that he hit mainstream success. The song was originally written ass a classical homage to ic Hugh Laurie’s iconic ory, TV character Gregory,

and transformed by Basto into a dance record. It eventually transformed into an epic dance record, turning heads everywhere and being championed from day one by the industry’s biggest tastemaker, Pete Tong himself. After some we well-received remixes for well-know well-known artists like Kylie Minogue, M Moby and Sander Van Doorn, he ga gained fame through an internati international dance hit “Again and A Again” with chart success in m many countries. The vide video topped one million views o on Youtube in less than eight weeks. Notab tably Basto! dropped th the exclamation mark fr from his name to be kn known as Basto. D DJ Basto B Belgium DJ playing his electro beats. July 19. Ammos Beach Ba Bar, Makenzy Beach, Larnaca. Tel: 24-8288 24-828844

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Clandestine loanss were us

In April, a Reuters investigation found that Piraeus had failed to tell shareholders it had rented expensive properties from a network of private companies run by the Sallas family


HE CHAIRMAN of one of Greece’s largest banks and his family took out loans totalling more than €100 million to finance an undisclosed stake in the bank, according to audit documents seen by Reuters. Offshore companies owned by Michael Sallas and his two children paid for shares in the Piraeus Bank, the country’s fourth-biggest, by borrowing money from a rival bank. Together the shares make the Sallas family the largest shareholder in Piraeus, with a combined stake of over six per cent. The purchase of these shares has not been declared to the Athens stock exchange by Piraeus. The loans to Sallas, who was executive chairman of Piraeus Bank

The Greek financial system is a closed circuit, operating as a system of power with no transparency, said Louka Katseli, professor of economics at the University of Athens

until last month and remains its non-executive chairman, raise new questions about the stability and supervision of the Greek financial system at a time when European taxpayers and the International Monetary Fund are bailing out its banks with more than €30 billion. The IMF had no comment on the issue, and a spokesman for the Bank of Greece declined to comment on Sallas’ holdings in Piraeus, citing banking confidentiality guidelines. “Our supervision department cannot comment on specific prudential data available or actions taken with regard to any specific bank as such information is confidential,” he said. According to audit reports seen by Reuters, most of the money borrowed by companies linked to Sallas was used to buy shares in a Piraeus Bank rights issue in January 2011. The issue was designed to st strengthen Piraeus’ capital base. The disclosure highlights concerns that Greek banks have been borrowing money from each other and using it to meet recapitalisation requirements, but not making that clear. “This (the Greek financial system) is a closed circuit, operating as a system of power with no transparency and effective

supervision,” said Louka Katseli, professor of economics at the University of Athens and former Greek minister of economy. “Through triangle deals between banks, businessmen and other banks, capitalisation requirements were fulfilled without new money injected.” Piraeus Bank and Sallas declined to answer specific questions for this story. On Sunday Sallas issued a state-

On Sunday Sallas issued a statement to the Greek media attacking Reuters and accusing the news agency of “slandering” and “undermining” the bank ment to the Greek media attacking Reut Reuters and accusing the news ag agency of “slandering” and “u “undermining” the bank. “It is not th the first time that I or Piraeus Bank have been the target of attacks,” the statement sa said. “What should be of concern to all of us in the present situa situation is the safety and the furth further strengthening of our bankin banking system.” Reuters G Global Editor for Ethics and Standards Alix M Freedman said: “Our coverage of Pir Piraeus and of the Greek bank banking system has been accura accurate and fair to every person and institution involved.” In A April, a Reuters inv investigation found tthat Piraeus had failed to tell shareholders it had rented ex-

pensive properties from a network of private companies run by the Sallas family. The bank has sued Reuters for defamation over the story, claiming €50 million in damages. Reuters has also reported allegations of mismanagement at the Proton Bank and at a Cyprus-based bank formerly known as the Marfin Popular Bank that operates in Greece. Proton’s former president and major shareholder, Lavrentis Lavrentiadis, has vigorously denied allegations that he used the bank to loan himself and associates hundreds of millions of euros. Andreas Vgenopoulos, former chairman of Marfin Popular Bank, now renamed Cyprus Popular Bank, has denied conflicts of interest alleged by a Greek parliamentary inquiry and Cypriot lawmakers. It was Marfin’s largest then Greek subsidiary, the MarfinEgnatia Bank (MEB), that issued the loans to the Sallas family. According to two audit reports on Marfin, the loans were ranked among its riskiest exposures, judged both by their shortfall in collateral, which is mainly Piraeus shares, and risk of future losses to the bank. The two audit reports, from January and May this year, were shown to Reuters by separate and unconnected sources. They were authenticated in interviews with banking sources and officials in Greece and Cyprus. Internal Marfin auditors said executives at MEB had “failed to act in the best interests of the bank” by granting successive loans to Sallas to buy his own bank shares. By 2011 his investment in those shares, the auditors found, had “dire prospects” and had been made through special purpose vehicles and with no personal guarantees. The auditors wrote: “Worth noting is that loan approval took place at a time when it was all but clear that the outlook for the Greek banking sector and by extension for Piraeus stock was deeply negative.” The loans were issued “when our Bank was already in a precarious liquidity situation”. According to the records, Sallas first obtained a loan agreement from MEB in May 2009. A facility for up to €150 million was signed off by the Marfin group’s Vgenopoulos, then executive vice-chairman. A spokesman for Vgenopoulos and Efthymios Bouloutas, the bank’s chief executive at the time, declined to comment on the loans due to “banking secrecy legal obligations.” By January last year, according to the first audit report, MEB loans to Sallas companies amounted to €48 million. But that month, “another 65 million was used” to purchase shares in Piraeus’s 800-million-euro rights issue. The Sallas family bought their shares via three separate Cyprus-based companies, according to both audit reports. The purchase brought the

Michael Sallas and his family are the largest stake holders in Piraeus Bank

family’s total loans to €113 million, secured on collateral estimated to be worth less than €30 million, based on Piraeus’ recent share price. The three Cyprus-based companies are Shent Enterprises, which is owned by Sallas and which has €45 million in outstanding loans to MEB; Benidver Enterprises, which has €22 million in loans; and KAEO Enterprises, which has €46 million in loans. Records at Cyprus’ corporate registry show that both Benidver and KAEO were owned by Michael Sallas personally until a month before Piraeus’ rights issue. Ownership was switched to two Greek companies linked to the family and in turn owned by a single Cyprus company called Avecmac, whose shareholders are anonymous. But MEB audit documents from 2012 seen by Reuters record Benidver as owned by Sallas’ daughter Myrto and KAEO as

owned by Sallas’ son George. Avecmac, contacted through its representative in Cyprus, did not respond to requests for comment. Myrto Sallas declined to comment; George Sallas could not be reached. Exactly how many shares Sallas and his family bought in Piraeus last January, and in whose name they were registered, is not clear. Some indication comes from the number of Piraeus shares pledged by the Sallas companies as collateral for the loans. Those rose by 62 million after the rights issue, bringing the total number of Piraeus shares pledged as collateral to more than 66 million, or around six per cent of ordinary stock in the bank. In filings to the stock exchange and in other declarations, Sallas has said he owns around 16 million shares in his name, as well as a total of around 16 million purchased through Shent Enterprises.

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sed to fortify fo Greek bank Offshore companies owned by Michael Sallas and his two children paid for shares in the Piraeus Bank report Stephen Grey and Nikolas Leontopoulos

He has declared no share purchases by his children. Under Greek and European law, any holding in a public company of more than five per cent should be announced publicly. Greek law also requires all company executives “and persons closely associated with them” to make all share transactions public. Marfin’s auditors, according to their report, regard loans to Sallas and his family as “connected.” But Kostas Botopoulos, chairman of Greece’s Capital Market Commission, which regulates the country’s public companies, said the decision of who to define as a “person closely associated” was “considered on an ad hoc basis.” There is no specific ruling on whether a spouse or children would fall in that category, he said. Piraeus Bank released a statement saying the bank would not answer the de-

tailed questions sent to Sallas and the bank due to “civil and criminal cases” between Piraeus and Reuters, and between the bank and a former Piraeus employee “charged with serious crimes.” Piraeus has previously said the former employee had defamed the bank. “The Bank will refute the allegations in court,” the statement said. “To do otherwise would clearly be in contempt of the proceedings. In the interest of transparency, to defend its reputation and reassure its shareholders, the Bank has provided the Bank of Greece with all the relevant information.” The loans to investors in the Piraeus rights issue highlight a bigger concern in the Greek banking sector. Piraeus issued more shares last year to strengthen its capital base, enabling it to score higher in European bank stress tests. The successful issue, Sallas

said at the time, showed “a sign of confidence in Piraeus Bank, the Greek banking system and of course the prospects of the Greek economy.” But Sallas did not make public the loans he and other shareholders had taken out to help make the rights issue a success. In all, according to loans disclosed so far, nearly one-fifth of the new capital in Piraeus was raised with financing from other Greek banks - including another €20 million or so loaned by MEB to investors, and €70 million loaned by the Proton Bank. The Proton loans went through offshore companies in tax havens such as the Cayman Islands. Proton has since been nationalised after Greece’s money-laundering authority alleged fraud and embezzlement in cases unrelated to Piraeus or MEB. According to several European banking and accounting experts, if banks loan money to finance major stakes in other banks, then the industry’s regulator, in this case the Bank of Greece, should deduct the same amount from the capital the lending bank claims to hold. Dr Peter Hahn, a fellow at London’s Cass Business School and an adviser to the UK Financial Services Authority, said that a loan scheme whose only means of repayment was shares in another bank should, under international rules, be treated as if the lending bank was directly purchasing shares in the other bank. “The equity in the lending bank would otherwise be supporting risk of loss in both banks,” he said. Hans-Peter Burghof, a professor of banking and finance at the University of Hohenheim, Germany, said that billions of euros had been given to the Greek banking system without adequate supervision of the sector. “It’s our money and it has been given without controls. It’s a disaster,” he said. If banks lent to finance each other’s shares, he said, then “this way you can produce as much equity as you like and make banks as big as you like. It is not real equity.” He likened it to “a kind of Ponzi scheme.” Burghof said that, whether deemed to be covered by regulations or not, if bank equity was raised in this way, the banks and companies involved should be treated as a consolidated whole. “If the regulator finds out (about loans from one bank to finance share purchases in another), he should discount this equity,” he said. The European Banking Authority, which is meant to safeguard the stability of the financial system and transparency of markets, generally agreed with that analysis, though a spokeswoman said there may be exceptions in the case, say, of a “financial assistance operation”. There is no indication in their financial statements that either Proton or Marfin made

If banks lent to finance each other’s shares, he said, then “this way you can produce as much equity as you like and make banks as big as you like. It is not real equity.” deductions in their capital levels after their loans for Piraeus shares. In a statement the Bank of Greece said it does not ordinarily require capital deductions from banks that lend money for the purchase of shares in other unconnected banks. “European Union law does not prohibit granting loans to an entity (person or organisation) to participate in a share capital increase of another credit institution,” the bank said. Such a deduction from regulatory capital would only take place if a bank granted loans to buy its own shares, it said. It added that the disclosure of major stakes (over five per cent) in a public company was “indeed a requirement on the stakeholder”. But this was policed by the Capital Market Commission, not the Bank of Greece. The CMC said that shareholders, in calculating whether they hold five per cent or more, should aggregate holdings if they have an agreement to act together.

Andreas Vgenopoulos, former chairman of Marfin Popular Bank, now renamed Cyprus Popular Bank, has denied conflicts of interest alleged by a Greek parliamentary inquiry and Cypriot lawmakers

Riot police clash with protestors outside the Bank of Greece last year

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PROFESSIONAL UPHOLSTERY CLEANING, also carpets, rugs and mattresses. Special offers now available. For a quote call Rickys Cleaning Services on 99131044 (all areas) UPHOLSTERY, RUG, BLINDS + CURTAIN CLEANING Rugs from 20€ - Carpets from 38€ Fabric Suites form 85€ - Leather Suites from 95€ - Mattresses from 25€. Curtains, Roman blinds, Vertical Blinds need to be surveyed. Collection Service available. For a free quotation call Mark on 70006766 All areas DO YOU WANT A SHINY LOOKING FLOOR? Full repair & restoration of chipped, scratched, dull and stained, Marble, Terrazzo, Stone & Ceramic tiled floors and surfaces. Professional cleaning, repair & sealing of internal/external ceramic tiles & grout lines. For a free professional consultation & demonstration contact Mark at Premier on 70006766 or 96333961 All areas SWIFT SERVICE AND REPAIRS air-cons, commercial and domestic fridges and freezers, ice machines, cool rooms, supply and fit air-cons VRV S. Call Nik on 99579602 Limassol K.D.FLYSCREENS LTD We manufacture top quality sliding screens, opening doors and roller systems. We also do repairs. For a FREE QUOTE please contact Phone: 99119582 Website: KEEP YOUR HOME COOLER THIS SUMMER by having Windowfilm professionaly fitted. Stops up to 86% of heat from entering your home! Windowfilm increases privacy, blocks harmful uv-rays which cause fading, reduces glare and saves energy costs on air-con. Also keeps your home warmer in winter. Call Ian on 99979671 K.D.FLYSCREENS LTD We manufacture top quality sliding screens, opening doors and roller systems. We also do repairs. For a FREE QUOTE please contact Phone: 99119582 Website: WE UNDERTAKE REFURBISHING of houses or holiday homes, construction of pergolas, undertaking of plumbing, house painting, garden work. For information call JIMMYS: 96587137, MELIS: 96547879

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

Paphos - tel: 26 911383 fax: 26221049 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 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

FOR SALE BMW 320i CONVERTIBLE, 2008, colour platinum bronze, 18’’ alloys, being leather, cruise control, front and rear parking sesonrs, lights-rain sensors, wind deflector, 45000 km, excellent condition, €30,900. For information call 99405122. *****************************

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

Larnaca - tel: 24 652243 fax: 24 659982

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PROPERTY TO LET NICOSIA 3 BEDROOM FLAT completely renovated in Strovolos. 135sqm, quite family owned building recently painted. c/h, a/c, storage room. Stainless steel appliances, washing machine. Sky satellite tv. € 650/ month Call 99 330 908. FOR RENT luxurious furnished office next to CITY PLAZA ready for business. Tel: 99697243. LYCAVITOS 300sq.m., 3 bdrm office lux. €1500, Dasoupolis 2 bdrm., wooden floors modern design €750, Acropolis 3 bdrm f/f., modern furniture, luxury €1000, Hilton 2 bdrm., wooden floors, modern building €850, Mak/ssa whole floor flat with/ without furniture €1200, villas Mak/ssa-Strovolos with pool and garden. Costas Markides

ROOMS FOR RENT IN LONDON 2 rooms for rent in central London during the period 20th August-4th September. 4 minutes from King´s Cross tube station and 12 minutes walk from Oxford Str. Ideal for families or couples, for long or short holidays. The two rooms are very comfortable and can be rented together or separately at the special rate of 200 euros per week each. Call Andreas on 357 99632436 or Dimitris on 357 99409077






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

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 – Makedo-

nitissa €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, sepa-

rate maid’s room, big storage room, solid parquet floor in the bedrooms, 2 covered parking, swimming pool, garden with trees, veranda with bbq area, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, big sitting and dining areas, very near to English School, off Athalassas Avenue €2300 (H4ST10036-R), (photos on the website). 9. 4 bedr detached house with central heating, a/c units, separate big kitchen with el. appliances, small garden at the back, covered parking, 3wc,2 bathrooms, near the French ambassador residence – Strovolos €1000 (H4ST10038-R), (Photos on the website). 10. 4 bedr new luxury finished top quality detached house, 290sq.m, central heating, full a/c, master bedroom with ensuite shower/jacuzzi, guest bedroom with shower, main bathroom with jacuzzi, 4wc, fully expensive furnished with 3 LCD televisions, kitchen with very expensive electrical appliances and family room, garden with


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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 PAR-

TIALLY 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 de-

tached 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. AVAIL-

ABLE 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 hot and cold in all the rooms, electrical heating if needed, covered parking and big room

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


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on the ground floor with window which can be used for a maid or office, in a very quite neighbourhood in a small building – Agios Dometios €750 (A3ADO0006-R), (photos in the website) 9. 3 bedr new luxury penthouse apartment on the last floor of a 3 storey building, CH ind, full a/c, pressure system, cooker and oven in the kitchen, blinds in the living room, 2 bathrooms, 130sq.m, big veranda with view, covered parking, 200m opposite Akropolis park. AVAILABLE 1st of August – Acropolis

€850(A3ACS0039-R), (photos on the website). 10. 2 bedr new luxury finished apartment with a/c for hot and cold, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, big covered veranda,2 bathrooms,2wc,covered parking, storage room, secured entrance building in a very quiet neighborhood – Aglantzia €650 (A2AGZ0022-R), (photos in the website) 11. 1 bedr apartment, 55sq.m, separate kitchen, fully furnished and equipped with television in good condition,2 AC for hot





and cold on Makarios Avenue near Debenhams. Available for short and long term – Nicosia Centre €450 (A1NIC0002-R), (photos in the website). 12. 1 bedr apartment with storage heaters, 2 a/c, big bathroom, NICELY FUNRISHED, covered parking, covered veranda with nice view, in a quiet area near Ippokration hospital – Engomi €500 (A1ENG0009-R), (photos in the website). 13. New luxury 2 bedr apartment with nice view, 100sq.m, big sitting & dining area, big separate

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

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

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

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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 electrical appliances in the kitchen, big covered parking and big storage room, off Athallassa

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

2 Covered parkings. Price € 1500/month. Call 99 330 908 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 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. ***************************** 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

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 ***************************** GROUND FLOOR 3 bedroom house, fully furnished, 2 bathrooms, renovated, electrical equipment, fitted kitchen, laundry small room, a/c, rolex windows, big veranda, good price, Apostolos Andreas-Haraki, 99497576, 99-886775, 99-924444 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.

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

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


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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. Please contact 99774314 **************************** For your consideration 1. KATHIKAS AREA €450 a modern 2 bedroom, stone walled villa with sea views, large swimming pool and 650 sq metres garden. In a quiet cul-de-sac, available unfurnished or furnished. Solar panels and pressurised water system. A great villa in a fabulous village. Will accept pets. 2. TREMITHOUSA €275 situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, this furnished modern 3 bedroom detached house with small garden is available, a/c throughout and satellite broadband. Offering fantastic views of the sea. 3. TREMITHOUSA €250 luxury 2 bedroom maisonette. Fully furnished with modern furniture and satellite broadband. Modern furniture with new appliances. & A/c throughout. Good sea views. Located in a fabulous village. A must see! 4. CENTRAL PAPHOS €250 modern 1 bedroom top floor apartment, opposite bowling, master with walk-in wardrobe. Fully furnished with all appliances. Lift to all floors. This complex offers a lovely communal pool area and security barrier entrance. Close to amenities, a great central location. Call Val on 99166563 Or Liz on 96703403

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

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

***************************** ANAVARGOS, 3 bedroom detached house, low maintenance garden, communal pool, very close to international school, Unfurnished or furnished, euro 550 per month Tel: 99239262 ***************************** EPISKOPI – PAPHOS, 3 bedroom bungalow, unfurnished, a/con, fire-place, spectacular mountain views, large established garden with irrigation, swimming pool, very quiet location, euro 650 ono – long term Please call Micheal: 99655636 - no agents **************************** GREAT VALUE STUDIO FLAT FOR RENT, - Large modern studio flat in small residential block, in central Paphos, 5 minutes from town centre, 2 minutes from motorway, and 10 minutes from Kato Paphos. Separate Living area/kitchen and bedroom. Fully furnished (washing machine etc.) Covered veranda, and undercover designated parking. Only Euro 215/month inc. communal charges. Phone 99-310481. **************************** AYIOS DEMETRIANOS 3 bedroom villa with swimming pool, large established garden, sea views, unfurnished, very quiet area. Euro 550 per month ono. Call: 99127195 **************************** BEAUTIFUL, 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT, furnished and fully air-conditioned, situated


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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/

BUSINESS FOR SALE 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

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

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

TO LET PAPHOS property with open plan living area. Fitted kitchen, storage cupboard, guest WC. 2 bedrooms, bathroom on this level with small seating area. Ideal for dual living. Stairs up to 3 double bedroom, en-suite & family bathroom. Heated swimming pool, A/C, C/H. Electric gates and garden areas. Parking for several cars. Euros 1500.00 per month or offers. 8. LOWER PEYIA. 3 bed, 3 bath villa. Set in pretty location. Open plan living area, fitted kitchen. Guest WC. 3 bedrooms one with en-suite. Family bathroom. Pool, landscaped gardens and parking. Available furnished or unfurnished. Euros 550.00 per month. FOR FULL LISTINGS OF A PA R T M E N T S / T O W N HOUSES AND VILLA PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL LANDLORDS/ OWNERS PLEASE CALL PLEASE CALL 97648440 or email:- inforentals@aol. com **************************** REFURBISHED stone-built village house located in Kili Paphos. Consists of 3 large rooms 1 small. Traditional wood burnt fireplace, fully tiled secluded yard and garage. Tel: 99210610.


PROPERTY FOR SALE NICOSIA ***************************** 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.

GLASS WORKS - GLASS RAILINGS 1-5 bed villas & cottages


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

Located in quite area. Building recently plastered and painted. €850,000 euro. negotiable Call: 99 330 908

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

FOR SALE LIMASSOL cellent 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 **************************** 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





26933618 - 99537063



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

FOR SALE Semi-detached house in Archangelos area split level on a hill, no houses in front, 3 big bedrooms, 2 big bathrooms and TV room big lounge & dining area, fireplace, fitted kitchen, 40 sq.m. store room, C/H, A/C, solar. For information call: 99496541


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

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

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

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

Tel. 99 293489, 99 279960 Email:


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

Open Door Baptist Church

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

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



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


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


Family oriented evangelical church

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

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

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

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

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

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

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08.00 Concert 09.30 Chef Ston Aera (rpt) Cooking show offering viewers quick, simple & economical recipes. 10.00 Reload Summer 12.00 Istories Tou Horkou (rpt) 13.00 Apo Mera Se Mera 15.30 Syn Plyn 17.00 Kati Psinetai (rpt) 18.00 News 18.15 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 Meres Mnimis 22.00 Vimata Stin Ammo (rpt) Local period drama. 22.35 Jamie’s School Dinners (rpt) Jamie Oliver takes over the kitchen of Kidbrooke School in Greenwich, hoping to reeducate the junk food-loving children by introducing a healthy diet through his Feed Me Better campaign. 23.30 News 23.45 Oi Erastes Ton Kimaton (rpt) Local drama series. 00.15 Repeats

07.00 NRG Music Channel 08.00 Kids’ TV 16.30 My Wife And Kids (rpt) Third season. ‘Open Your Heart’. Jay attends a couples therapy seminar, but the group causes more problems than it solves. Michael tries to teach Junior the value of money by encouraging him to start his own business - little suspecting he will turn to fraud. 17.00 Reload (rpt) 18.00 60 Minute Makeover (rpt) DIY challenge, in which a team of designers have just one hour to transform a home. 18.50 News In English 19.00 News In Turkish 19.10 Megastructures Documentary exploring the greatest structures and machines ever created. 20.00 NRG Music Channel 21.00 Bakhita: From Slave To Saint Biography, starring Fatou Kine Boye. 2009. Part 2 of 2. 22.45 Criminal Minds (rpt) Fifth season of crime drama. ‘Parasite’.The BAU is called in to investigate the mental decline of a con artist, whose schemes have become so complicated that he has turned to killing the people involved in them. 23.30 Repeats

07.30 Oi Men Kai Oi Den (rpt) 08.35 Fast Money (rpt) 09.20 To Kafe Tis Haras (rpt) 10.10 To Evdomo Kleidi (rpt) 10.50 Deixe Mou To Filo Sou (rpt) 11.35 Santa Yiolanta (rpt) 12.20 Tin Patisa (rpt) 13.00 News 13.15 Konstantinou Kai Elenis (rpt) 14.10 Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) 15.20 To Kafe Tis Haras (rpt) 16.10 Vale Antenna 17.40 Tha Vreis To Daskalo Sou (rpt) With News at 18.00. 18.40 Santa Yiolanta (rpt) 19.30 Eva Luna 20.20 News 20.15 News 21.20 Tin Patisa (rpt) 22.10 Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) 22.45 Grey’s Anatomy Fifth season. ‘Beat Your Heart Out’. Derek is the centre of attention as he prepares to perform his first surgery after his breakdown. Meanwhile Izzie’s medical condition requires her to undergo a difficult procedure and Owen has another PTSD episode. 23.50 News 00.35 Kai Oi Pantremenoi Ehoun Psihi 01.20 Athoos I Enohos (rpt) 02.10 Tmima Ithon (rpt) 03.00 News

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Nea Mera Proino Mou Yia Banaki I Dada (rpt) Greek comedy series, based on a popular US sitcom. I Ora I Kali (rpt) Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes Greek drama series, based on the popular Latin American telenovela about mistaken identities. News Mousiko Kouti (rpt) Greek game show, testing contestants on their music knowledge. Peninta Peninta (rpt) Greek comedy series. News Kliniki Periptosi (rpt) 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. I Zoi Pou Den Ezisa (rpt) Singles (rpt) News The Shield Police drama series chronicling the turbulent day-today life of the Strike Team, a group of corrupt Los Angeles cops. Yia Banaki (rpt) Proino Mou (rpt)

SIGMA 06.10 The Del Monte Heirs (rpt) 07.00 Protoselido 08.00 Kalimera 10.00 Vourate Geitonoi (rpt) 11.00 I Kouzina Tis Mamas (rpt) 12.00 Mesimeri Kai Kati 14.00 Eleni 16.40 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. 18.40 Tropico 19.40 The Del Monte Heirs 20.20 News 21.20 Irthe Ki Edese 22.30 Kokkino Domatio 23.20 Sex And The City (rpt) First season. ‘The Monogamists’. Carrie and Samantha consider the prospect of monogamous relationships, and Miranda becomes possessive of Skipper after seeing him with another woman. Meanwhile, Charlotte is surprised by her latest man’s sexual demands. 23.45 News 23.55 Se Eida (rpt) 00.45 Istories Tou Astinomou Beka (rpt) 01.40 Allou Ximeromenoi (rpt) 02.45 Alithinoi Erotes (rpt) 03.20 Eleni (rpt) 05.30 Tropico (rpt)


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Diet ... Please Thema Gevsis Star News Kids’ TV Exelixeis Stin Showbiz Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of (rpt) Mila Best Of (rpt) Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) Cookery show. Fotis Maria Live Best Of (rpt) Exelixeis Stin Showbiz The Forgotten ‘Lucky John’. The amateur detectives take on the case of a body found in the boot of a car four months previously. Supernatural (rpt) Fourth season of fantasy drama. ‘The Rapture’. After Castiel appears to Dean in a dream, the Winchesters go searching for him but instead find the angel’s human vessel, Jimmy. One Tree Hill Second season. ‘Unopened Letter to the World’. The students of Tree Hill High create a time capsule and reveal their secrets to a video camera as part of the project. Peyton and Jake’s feelings intensify, while Nathan and Lucas end up in jail. LTV Sports News Star News Repeats

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Kids’ TV Call Of The Wild Deste Tous Greek FILM: Mia Gynaika, Mia Agapi, Mia Zoi Mila Mou Prasina (rpt) FILM: Hope Ranch A former policeman teaches urban teenagers about responsibility at his cattle ranch in Utah. Drama, starring Lorenzo Lamas. 2002. O Anthropos Tis Thalassas Latin American telenovela. Melrose Place With News at 18.30. News Sports Time Rubi FILM: Undercover Blues Comedy adventure, starring Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner. 1993. See Film Picks. FILM: Relentless A newly promoted detective and his jaded partner set out on the trail of a serial killer who selects his victims at random from the telephone directory. Thriller, starring Robert Loggia. 1989. FILM: The Piano Player A hit-man is hired to protect a witness in the trial of a South African crime lord believed to have voodoo powers. Action thriller, starring Christopher Lambert. 2002.

Radio BBC World Service (1323 MW) 00:01 BBC News 00:06 HARDtalk 00:30 BBC News Summary 00:32 Healthcheck 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 Witness 04:01 BBC News 04:06 Assignment 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 Healthcheck 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 Assignment 11:30 BBC News Summary 11:32 Healthcheck 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

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Beginners (Novacinema1, 20.05) “This is what the sky looked like in 2003”. Oliver (played by Ewan McGregor), the hero of this excellent drama, keeps digressing to show us what this or that thing looked like in the 50s, or the 80s, or indeed 2003. “I can really see Anna’s eyes in 2003. Her ears. Her feet. This is what it looks like when she says ‘I love you’ in 2003. This is what it looks like when she cries.” It seems like an affectation - a clever detail in a film all too easily labelled ‘quirky’ - but in fact it’s appropriate because this is a film about Identity, discovering your identity like a child discovers the world, so the process of ‘naming the world’, identifying this thing and that thing, makes a lot of sense. Identity includes sexual identity, of course, which is where Ewan’s dad (played by Christopher Plummer, who won an Oscar) comes in: for 44 years he was married to Ewan’s mother (a brief, poignant turn by Mary Page Keller) but finally, at the end of his life, having lost his wife, he decides to reveal his true self and become the man he always was: “I’m gay”. ‘Oh great,’ you may be thinking: ‘Not only quirky, but politically correct as well!’. But you’d be wrong, and in fact it’s instructive to do a double bill on Novacinema1 tonight because they’re showing two ‘indie’ hits in a row: Beginners and

Win Win were both critically acclaimed in the US (they have Metacritic scores of 81 and 75, respectively) and they sound vaguely similar, wryly funny character dramas with a non-Hollywood vibe - but Win Win is bland whereas Beginners is special, a near-perfect film with a light lilting rhythm and a soulful, melancholy tone it doesn’t try to ram down your throat. There’s no special pleading on behalf of gay rights here: Plummer’s (much younger) lover is so insecure he becomes almost obnoxious. Nor is the idiosyncratic detail allowed to obscure the characters; even the talking dog (!) fits in with the film’s schema, a Jack Russell Terrier named Arthur (played by Cosmo) who doesn’t really talk but gets subtitles corresponding to his thoughts. “You’re a Jack Russell, and that’s a breed,” Oliver tells him; “Your personality was created by this guy John Russell, who was a hunting enthusiast in the 1800’s” - because dogs too have an identity, and don’t realise that their identity (like ours) is totally manufactured. Beginners is a film about breaking out of other people’s expectations and discovering our true selves. Only it’s about two zillion times better than that synopsis makes it sound. Made in 2011.

Preston Wilder



Undercover Blues (Capital TV, 21.00) Whatever happened to Kathleen Turner? Actually it’s quite a sad story, rheumatoid arthritis and booze (which she used to kill the pain) having crippled her career when she was barely 40. The fi lms didn’t help either, like this ill-fated crime comedy co-starring Turner and Dennis Quaid as husband-and-wife secret agents; they’re holidaying in New Orleans with their baby girl in tow - but get involved in a new case, an arms-smuggling ring headed by a criminal mastermind. The crimefighting married couple is a classic premise (from Nick and Nora Charles to Hart to Hart), but the line between fl ippant and silly isn’t always clear here. At least Kathleen Turner seems to be enjoying herself. Made in 1993.

Win Win (Novacinema1, 22.00) Maybe it’s because critics have to wade through so many fi lms with comic-book heroes that they tend to go overboard when a fi lm comes out with characters who are ordinary people - even if that fi lm is as forgettable as this oddly overrated comedy-drama. Paul Giamatti is our hero, a lawyer (and high-school wrestling coach) trying to support his young family; he does a mildly shady deal - getting a court to appoint him as the guardian to a senile old man - and reaps unintended consequences when he has to look after the old man’s troubled grandson, but then the kid turns out to be a brilliant wrestler and the fi lm veers from character drama into sports movie. Amy Ryan is Paul’s wife, Bobby Canavale his best mate - whose sub-plot looks for a while like it might be about his wife having divorced him because he likes young boys but in fact it’s just light relief, as you might expect from a fi lm so harmless. Made in 2011.

Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale (LTV3, 22.00) Titles matter. “A proud young brave, born to be a leader. A beautiful young woman, destined to be his bride!” proclaims Mr. Trailer Man in the trailer, using his authoritative tones to tell “the epic journey” of a noble Indian (oops, Native American) who’s captured by newly-arrived English settlers, treated like a slave and a savage, fi nally escapes and goes on the run - but then the trailer builds to the title itself, and just the word “Squanto” makes it impossible to take seriously. Turns out Squanto was a real person, like Pocahontas, so Disney (the studio behind this flop) didn’t really have a choice; then again, the fi lm - an idealised, hopelessly PC adventure aimed at clean-living teens - isn’t exactly historically accurate. I am Squanto! Son of Squinto, brother of Squatto! You see the problem. Made in 1994.

Win Win (Novacinema1, 22.00)

Win 23:55 Cedar Rapids 01:30 Cine News 02:00 Fast Five 04:10 The Son Of No One 07:00 Karina: Wild On Safari 07:25 Crocodile Hunter 08:15 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 08:40 Breed All About It 09:10 Natural Born Hunters 10:05 Wild France 11:00 Wildlife Sos 11:25 Going Ape 11:55 Animal Cops Houston 12:50 Escape To Chimp Eden 13:45 Animal Precinct 14:40 Wild France 15:30 Ned Bruha: Skunk Whisperer 16:00 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 16:30 Penguin Safari 17:25 Bad Dog 18:20 Dogs/Cats/Pets 101 19:15 Wildlife Sos 19:40 Gorilla School 20:10 Animal Kingdom 20:35 In Too Deep 21:05 Wild France 22:00 Whale Wars 22:55 Max’s Big Tracks 23:50 Miami Animal Police 00:45 I’m Alive 01:40 Untamed & Uncut 02:35 Whale Wars 03:30 Max’s Big Tracks 04:25 Wild France 05:20 Animal Kingdom 05:45 In Too Deep 06:10 Escape To Chimp Eden

01:10 The Weakest Link 01:55 Casualty 02:45 Eastenders 03:15 Doctors 03:45 Life On Mars 04:35 My Family 05:05 Last Of The Summer Wine 05:35 Big Top 06:05 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 My Family 10:05 Last Of The Summer Wine 10:35 Big Top 11:10 Eastenders 11:40 Doctors 12:10 Casualty 13:00 Bleak House 14:00 My Family 14:30 Last Of The Summer Wine 15:00 Big Top 15:35 Eastenders 16:05 Doctors 16:35 Casualty 17:25 Bleak House 18:25 The Weakest Link 19:10 Eastenders 19:40 Doctors 20:10 Monarch Of The Glen 21:00 Keeping Up Appearances 21:30 Blackadder The Third 22:00 Great Ormond Street 22:50 Supernova 23:20 The Old Guys 23:50 New Tricks 00:40 Twenty Twelve

07:00 Fifth Gear 07:25 Dirty Jobs 08:15 Deadliest Catch 09:10 Extreme Fishing 10:05 Mythbusters 11:00 How Do They Do It? ; 11:30 Destroyed In Seconds 11:55 Ultimate Survival 12:50 Wheeler Dealers 13:20 Wheeler Dealers 13:45 Rides 14:40 American Chopper 15:35 Dirty Jobs 16:30 Mythbusters 17:25 Deadliest Catch 18:20 Extreme Fishing 19:15 River Monsters 20:10 How It’s Made 20:40 How Do They Do It? ; 21:05 Sons Of Guns 22:00 Nothing Personal 22:55 Human Body: Ultimate Machine 00:45 Secrets Of Seal Team 6 01:40 Sons Of Guns 02:40 Nothing Personal 03:40 Human Body: Ultimate Machine 05:35 How It’s Made 06:00 Overhaulin’

09:30 Car Racing: World Series By Renault Russia 10:00 Equestrian: Horse Racing Time 10:15 Cycling: Tour De France 11:15 Athletics: Eaa Meetings Lucerne 13:00 Fitness: The Box 13:15 Cycling: Tour De France 18:45 Football: Friendly Match 21:00 Strongest Man: Champions League Turkey 22:00 Fight Sport: Fight Club 00:00 Cycling: Tour De France 01:30 Football: Friendly Match

06:35 Gran Torino 08:35 Cine News 09:00 Summer Kids Zone 10:40 Cine News 11:40 Eat Pray Love 14:05 Cine News 14:55 I Ipografi 17:05 Hollywood 1 On 1 17:40 In Love And War 19:35 A Perfect World 22:00 Manuale D’am3re 00:10 Kiss Of Death 01:55 Casino Jack 03:45 Cine News 04:10 Girl, Interrupted

20:10 All Good Things 22:00 C.S.I. 22:50 16 Blocks 00:40 Cine News 01:00 Adult Zone

19:05 Welcome To The Rileys 21:00 The Portrait Of A Lady 23:25 Little Women 01:25 Rabbit Hole

Eat Pray Love (Novacinema2, 11.40) 21:00 Alfie 22:50 Man Of La Mancha

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 Falling Skies 15:35 The Chicago Code 16:20 Long Way Round 17:05 Family Guy 17:55 No Ordinary Family 18:40 How I Met Your Mother 19:30 White Collar 20:15 Criminal Minds 21:00 Falling Skies 21:45 Camelot 22:30 White Collar 23:20 Falling Skies 00:05 Camelot 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 Ancient Aliens 09:00 Patton 360 10:00 Pawn Stars 11:00 Ax Men 12:00 Lock N’ Load 13:00 Top Shot 14:00 Patton 360 15:00 Ancient Aliens 16:00 Lock N’ Load 17:00 Top Shot 18:00 Patton 360 19:00 Ancient Aliens 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 Ax Men 22:00 Ice Road Truckers 00:00 Pawn Stars 01:00 Ax Men 02:00 Ice Road Truckers 04:00 Ancient Aliens 05:00 Patton 360 06:00 Ax Men

07:30 Demolition Man 09:30 Fantastic Mr Fox 11:00 I Love You, Beth Cooper 12:45 Sammy’s Adventures: The Secret Passage 14:15 Eye For An Eye 16:00 Friends 17:00 Kings Of Mykonos 19:00 30 Rock 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Tell Me You Love Me 23:00 Art Of Travel 00:45 Hustler TV 03:30 Avatar 06:30 LTV Sports News

07:00 Baby Looney Tunes 07:25 Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs 08:15 Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures 08:40 Loonatics Unleashed

09:05 Scooby-Doo Where Are You! 09:30 Superman: The Animated Series 09:55 Big Cartoonie Show Nickelodeon 10:20 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:45 Fanboy & Chum Chum 11:10 X’s 11:35 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 12:00 Dora The Explorer 12:25 Spongebob Squarepants 13:15 Mighty B! 13:40 My Life As A Teenage Robot 14:05 Hey Arnold! 14:30 Icarly 15:20 Ben 10 17:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Barclay’s Premier League 19:00 Espn Films 20:30 Planet Speed 21:00 Barclays Premier League World 21:30 Irc 2012: San Marino 22:00 Pba All-Star Shootout 22:30 Pba All-Star Shootout 23:00 Espn Original Documentaries 01:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Laiki Bank Championship 03:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Primera Division 05:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Bundesliga

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

07:45 Everybody Wants To Be Italian 09:45 Boiler Room 12:00 Inception 14:30 Jonah Hex 16:00 Rudo Y Cursi 18:00 Butterfly On A Wheel 20:00 Greetings From The Shore 22:00 Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale 00:05 Daring! TV 03:10 Fighting 05:00 Any Given Sunday

05:40 The Names Of Love 07:25 Bad Teacher 09:00 Spotlight On 09:30 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 11:10 Blue Crush 2 13:05 Cine News 13:45 West Is West 15:30 A Better Life 17:15 Captain America: The First Avenger 19:25 Mad On Novacinema 20:05 Beginners 22:00 Win

01:30 Pops 7 Beyond Crooked 02:00 Built to Shed 4 Mission Demolition 02:30 Built to Shed 4 Tactical Shed 03:00 Prime/Time ring 05:00 MLB Player Poll 05:30 Mobil 1 The Grid 06:00 SF ASP Surfing World Championships Billabong Rio Pro: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 06:30 Inside the PGA Tour 07:00 Morning Dive 08:00 Golf Central International From The Open Championship 10:00 MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodges 13:00 The o: Inside the Outdoors Thunder Valley National 13:30The o: Inside the Outdoors Red Bud National 14:00 Race Freaks 15:00 Ball Up Streetball 16:00 MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers 19:00 MLB: San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 22:00 PGA Tour: Tue South Classic 01:00 The o: Inside the Outdoors Thunder Valley National

07:00 Globe Trekker 08:00 Planet Sports 09:00 Flavours Of Spain 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 Travel Today 14:30 48 Hours In… 15:00 Globe Trekker 17:00 The Thirsty Traveler 17:30 Chef Abroad 18:00 Glutton For Punishment 19:00 Globe Trekker 20:00 Departures 21:00 Globe Trekker 22:00 Nomad’s Land 23:00 Globe Trekker 00:00 Planet Sports 01:00 Departures 02:00 Globe Trekker 03:00 Nomad’s Land 04:00 Globe Trekker 05:00 Glutton For Punishment 06:00 The Thirsty Traveler 06:30 Floyd On Africa

06:00 Dark Passage 07:50 Hotel Paradiso 09:30 Live A Little, Love A Little 11:00 Tortilla Flat 12:45 Silk Stockings 14:40 Tribute to a Bad Man 16:15 Royal Wedding 17:45 The Swordsman Of Siena 19:25 Pat And Mike 21:00 Prize, The 23:15 Wise Guys 00:45 Ryan’s Daughter 03:55 Knights Of The Round Table

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

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21 (5) 8 Ark lamp? (10) 11 Pay to have a variety of bus rides (8) 14 Humble US soldier going up to peer (7)






15 After short month I take alternative minor (6) 17 66,500 clear (5) 19 Accordingly huts have been rebuilt (4)

Answers to crossword 2137

QUICK: Across – 1 Caber; 4 Measles; 8 Boarding-house; 9 Tabulate; 10 Pest; 12 Vienna; 13 Copper; 16 Side; 18 Water-rat; 21 Thoughtreader; 22 Rapidly; 23 Texas. Down – 1 Cubit; 2 Bramble; 3 Redolent; 4 Minute; 5 Ashy; 6 Louse; 7 Shelter; 11 Coherent; 12 Visitor; 14 Paradox; 15 Pantry; 17 Droop; 19 Turps; 20 Aged.

Rating EASY

CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Birth; 4 Matthew; 8 Level-crossing; 9 Earnings; 10 Liar; 12 Speech; 13 Method; 16 Alps; 18 Reformer; 21 Depressed area; 22 Parsley; 23 Risky. Down – 1 Belle; 2 Reverse; 3 Half-inch; 4 Mirage; 5 Tusk; 6 Haiti; 7 Wagered; 11 Beholder; 12 Stand up; 14 Humerus; 15 Jersey; 17 Paper; 19 Ready; 20 Veal. QUICK: Across –

Rating HARD

1 Agree to keep in touch (10) 2 A coin is spun in foreign capital (7) 3 Discover that the devil is heartless (4) 4 About to dress after work? (6) 5 Growing one crop after another perhaps (8) 6 Last letter a detective included about an old Mexican


Rating EASY




1 It develops from a fir-cone (7) 5 Not a fictitious Spanish coin (4) 7 Add water to restore make-up (12) 9 It is not hard getting into the asylum (4) 10 Poor clot upset by official formality (8) 12 Leader of clan in tartan is unruffled (6) 13 One doing mixture in violetblue (6) 16 Uniform colour (4-4) 18 An illicit plant started producing dye (4) 20 Item of day to day luggage (9,3) 21 Tool which, we hear, does calculations (4) 22 Particular esteem (7)


1 Amusement park (7) 5 Nude (4) 7 In spite of that (12) 9 Conversation (4) 10 Affirmed (8) 12 Prairie-wolf (6) 13 Small handgun (6) 16 Mediterranean island (8) 18 London statue (4) 20 Well-timed act (12) 21 Watery part of milk (4) 22 Curly lock (7)

1 Excessive enthusiasm (10) 2 Gimmicky article (7) 3 Askew (4) 4 Use again (6) 5 Official report (8) 6 Terse (anag.) (5) 8 Juvenile (10) 11 Rigidly (8) 14 Tumult (7) 15 Looking-glass (6) 17 Stretch forth (5) 19 Surprise greatly (4)



ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

Bold Fire sign members like yourself don’t like to gripe, but if something really crosses your line, then it’s time to speak out - firmly. For once, the exercise of who is or who is not in charge may be as true at home, as professionally. If it feels right, plunge in and make some effective waves. If things are better, then at least some affectionate ripples.

The Moon in Leo will enable you to discover that much of your outlook is highly imaginative. You can also consider that inspiration alone can’t do it all, for any yearning must be backed up with consistent effort and potent concentration. Yet today can be a landmark for pushing yourself forwards. If you like the limelight, it’s time to draw it to you.

A mixed medley of news on all things associated with people linked happenings. If you’re anxious about something or someone, your zeal to plan and get involved with a shared interest will be enhanced by the magical Moon in passionate Leo. This can be great for you, because you need spurs like this to create a change of pace and create surprises.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

Let the power of your Taurus charm leave no-one in any doubt, and continue winning all comers round. Personal magnetism is boosting your prestige and influence, both at work or in your private situation. Egos will still abound, which could attract a certain amount of opposition from some you encounter, but just be open to others’ ideas too.

Retreating from life’s harsher realities might only make matters worse. Whatever gets you down or confuses your thinking processes, will require careful handling. In fact, the more you assert your natural discipline and decide to take on one thing at a time, the more things will slowly improve. Otherwise, focus on relaxation or creative diversions.

Differences and variations from other people’s approaches won’t always please any perfectionist streak you might have. If you are anxious to state your side of things or explore new methods, this is not the time to make your move. At best, make everything as simple as possible and continue to focus on something you excel at - organisation.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

Your ever sensitive nervous system will need some care to deflect today’s incoming tides. Events, meetings and other parts of the day’s jigsaw won’t easily fit together. However, it could all end up being joyfully memorable if you can adopt a cautious approach. Resist putting any pressure on anything controversial. Still, you may have already decided this!

Mercury’s in reverse gear, so be ready to accept some disorder and snags. Stand firm and stay away from getting involved with arguments and problems. Tonight, the mist will have cleared and if you’ve generally avoided the tangles, you can expect fun and co-operation - if you’re not too demanding. If you can, escape from obligations for a while.

You may be tested and pushed at times today. Partners and friends won’t always respond or understand what you’d like. Your watchwords should be cautious optimism and discernment, particularly if you encounter a few frustrating situations. Accept that this is just part of a process of elimination, and for you, it’s what is meaningful that really counts.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

Financially, the mood remains uncertain, which is why you should be extra cautious about lending or borrowing - at least without very careful consideration. Regardless of “the market”, well placed sincerity will win respect perhaps more. Formal discussions as well as lighter ones will help shape up your next move. The prospects look exciting.

Going with the flow will seem easier, but watch out for traps. Fortunately, there’ll be someone to help you smooth the path or lend a friendly word. Obviously you don’t want to rely on others too much - it goes against the grain, but equally be watchful on the people front. If you’re travelling, allow some extra time, enjoy the journey and arrive in good time.

This is the last day in this week that the Sun in Cancer squares with Saturn. Yet that doesn’t mean that you won’t experience any of its effects - for you could. And with Uranus and Mars still embroiled in quite a standoff, it may be issues of jealousy, possession and control that rage. Yet you can reduce the possibilities, by refusing to oxygenate things.


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Sport Voeckler wins again in brutal Pyrenees stage

IN BRIEF ‘Linsanity’ ends New York run BASKETBALL sensation Jeremy Lin’s brief but spectacular run in the Big Apple is over. Now the question is whether ‘Linsanity’ can play as well in Texas. The National Basketball Association player, a Taiwanese-American who shot from obscurity in February to spark a fan frenzy from Broadway to Beijing, is no longer a member of the New York Knicks. The team declined to match Lin’s three-year, $25.1 million offer from the Houston Rockets, clearing the way for the Harvard-educated point guard to head to the Lone Star State. For seven weeks this past winter, Lin’s electrifying and often unselfish play created a fan and media frenzy. New York tabloids and others dubbed the phenomenon as ‘Linsanity,’ ‘Linspirational,’ ‘Linflation’ and Lin as ‘Mr. Lincredible’ and ‘Super Lintendo.’ For all the fanfare, though, Lin only started 25 games - averaging 18.2 points and 7.7 assists a game - and a knee injury in late March sidelined him for the rest of the season.

Shocked Schleck asks for B sample By Gilles Le Roc’h THOMAS Voeckler, winner of the 10th stage, celebrated again when he triumphed in the 16th stage of the Tour de France in the Pyrenees yesterday and took the King of the Mountains polka-dot jersey. The Frenchman, fourth overall last year, took advantage of the four classic climbs on the 197-km stage from Pau to drop the members of a 38-man breakaway one by one and bag the fourth Tour stage of his career. The Aubisque, Tourmalet, Aspin and Peyresourde mountain passes were too much to handle for defending champion Cadel Evans, who lost ground on the last two climbs and crossed the finish line nearly 12 minutes behind Voeckler. The Australian now lies eighth overall, 8:06 behind Bradley Wiggins, who firmly held on to his leader’s yellow jersey. “It’s over for the Tour victory,” said Evans’s BMC team manager Jim Ochowicz.

Briton Wiggins was twice taunted by Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali in the Peyresourde ascent but bridged the gap easily with the help of team mate Chris Froome. The three rode the finale side by side and are likely to be the three riders on the final podium in Paris on Sunday. Overall, Wiggins leads Froome by 2:05 while Nibali is still third, 2:23 behind. Today’s 143.5-km 17th stage, finishing uphill in the ski resort of Peyragudes, will be the last chance for Wiggins’ rivals to try to topple him. Frank Schleck meanwhile has requested the analysis of his B sample while insisting he does not know why he tested positive for a banned substance which resulted in his withdrawal from the race. The 32-year-old, who finished third in the 2011 Tour, tested positive for banned diuretic Xipamide on July 14, cycling’s world governing body, the International Cycling Union, announced on Tuesday night. Schleck was immediately withdrawn from the re-

mainder of the Tour, but his team, RadioShack-NissanTrek, remained in the race. Schleck was 12th overall, nine minutes and 45 seconds behind leader Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky), following the 15th stage and has the right to attend the analysis of his B sample within four days. It is a right he intends to take. In a statement in French, distributed online by Luxembourg media outlet RTL, Schleck said: “I categorically deny taking any banned substance. “I have no explanation for the test result and therefore insist that the B sample be tested which is my right. “If this analysis confirms the initial result, I will argue that I have been the victim of poisoning.” The Luxembourg rider is the elder brother of Andy, who won the 2010 Tour after original champion Alberto Contador was stripped of his title for a doping offence. Andy Schleck missed this year’s Tour due to injury. Schleck has four times finished in the top 10 of the Tour and won two stages.

Pedal power: Frenchman Thomas Voeckler won his second stage of this year’s race

McLaren expect Hamilton deal By Ian Parkes

Lewis Hamilton has struggled in his last two races since winning in Canada last month

MARTIN Whitmarsh is fully expecting Lewis Hamilton to sign a new long-term contract this year. Hamilton dropped a broad hint earlier this week he might finally resolve his future with McLaren during next month’s summer break following back-to-back races in Germany and Hungary. Mark Webber’s decision to re-sign with Red Bull for 2013 appears to have brought the matter into perspective for Hamilton who, up until last week, had shown no great desire to resolve matters. Although also linked with Ferrari, Mercedes and Lotus, McLaren would appear to be Hamilton’s only sensible destination - but for how long? It has been suggested Hamilton may look for a one-year deal in order to keep his options open for 2014, and to see if McLaren can provide him with the title-winning

car he desires. But asked whether McLaren could agree something more long-term, Whitmarsh replied: “I’m expecting we will.” Speaking at a phone-in for team sponsors Vodafone, Whitmarsh indicated the uncertainty was far from overwhelming. He added: “Lewis has been a member of this team for a long time, and we have been concentrating on a season. “I think there’s been more speculation, more concern, more interest in this situation in the media than perhaps within the team or in Lewis’ mind. “We appear nowadays to be asked questions about it, but I don’t think it occupies as much time in our minds as it does in column inches.” Whitmarsh has again firmly reiterated his belief McLaren’s drop in form with Hamilton eighth and team-mate Jenson Button 10th in the British Grand Prix 11 days ago - would

have no bearing on the 27year-old’s decision. “No, I don’t, because we’re going to the next two races trying to win as we go to every race,” said Whitmarsh. “I think Lewis is more intelligent than that and, I would hope, so are most of the media.” Despite Hamilton’s indication of an August resolution, Whitmarsh has also made it clear he has no concerns should talks progress into the second half of the campaign. “I don’t think we should put any timeframe on it,” said Whitmarsh. “For both parties it’s something that’s got to be determined, preferably before the end of the season. “But I don’t think there’s any need to do so against any tight timeframe.” For McLaren, the sole objective this weekend is to rediscover the pace lost in the last two races at Valencia and Silverstone since Hamilton’s win in Canada.

Wallaby wingers return AUSTRALIA wingers Drew Mitchell and Lachie Turner returned to the international fold this week when they were included in the Wallabies’ initial training squad for the inaugural Rugby Championship. Australia open the new competition, which replaces the Tri-Nations with the addition of Argentina from this year, with a Test against the world champion All Blacks in Sydney on August 18. Coach Robbie Deans named a 27-strong squad for a three-day training camp in Sydney next week but did not include any players from the Queensland Reds, who are still involved in the Super Rugby playoffs. Mitchell, who has scored 29 tries in 58 tests, and Turner, one of the quickest backs in international rugby, both missed the June tests against Scotland and Wales through injury. Fullback Kurtley Beale and flanker David Pocock were also included despite missing the end of the SuperRugby season.


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PSG sign striker Ibrahimovic Sweden captain joins from AC Milan By Olivier Guillemain BIG-SPENDING Paris St Germain aim to dominate Ligue 1 this season and showed their intent by signing Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic from AC Milan on a three-year deal yesterday. “Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 30, has been transferred from AC Milan and signed a threeyear deal in favour of Paris Saint-Germain,” PSG said on their website (www.psg. fr). The club did not give any financial details of the deal. “I want to thank PSG because they made something impossible possible. It’s a big step in my career. Another dream come true,” Ibrahimovic told reporters at the Parc des Princes. “This is a very interesting project. I had no doubts about it when Paris contacted my manager. Everything was clear in my head. I want to be part of this history. I’m sure we’ll write this history. I’m here for winning.” With a team featuring Ibrahimovic they are now expected to set the pace in the French league having spent over 100 million euros on players during the close season. Brazil’s 27-year-old centre back Thiago Silva, rated as one of the best defenders in the world, also signed for

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C), poses with his new jersey next to Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser AlKhelaifi (L) and Brazilian sporting director Leonardo during a press conference at the Parc des Princes yesterday PSG last week after leaving Milan for an estimated 4045 million euros. Ibrahimovic also joins Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, who signed for PSG earlier this month, as the club from the capital seek to play a major role in Europe this term. Qatar-backed PSG finished second in Ligue 1 last season and will play in the Champions League. “Sure he will add big value for PSG and for the French league,” said PSG president

Nasser al-Khelaifi. “We’ll be more competitive in the Champions League as well. “A lot of media were asking us why we hadn’t yet got a superstar. Now, we have one. It will be a very exciting season.” Last term, PSG signed Argentine playmaker Javier Pastore as well as defender Alex and midfielder Thiago Motta but they failed in attempts to bring in David Beckham or Carlos Tevez. Asked about his reasons for leaving Milan, Ibrahi-

movic said: “I think nobody in Milan influenced me. This my decision. It’s a new chapter in my life.” “I’m here today. Maybe this will be my final contract but who knows. I want to leave something behind me.” “It’s true I don’t know that much about Ligue 1 but Ligue 1 knows who I am,” he said with a big smile. “It’s like a dream team. I’m going to play with some of the best players of the world. I believe in this

project.” PSG will hope new coach Carlo Ancelotti’s proven record of managing starstudded teams will rapidly bear fruit in Ligue 1, which looks set to be more unbalanced than in previous years. In contrast to PSG’s spending spree, 2010/11 champions Lille have spent about 10 million euros on France playmaker Marvin Martin from Sochaux after selling Eden Hazard to Chelsea.

Last chance for FIFA, warns MP By Brian Homewood

Investigators say it would be a positive signal if Joao Havelange stepped down from his position as FIFA’s honorary president

SWISS politicians will propose legislation ending FIFA’s tax and legislative privileges if it does not take firm action against officials involved in the case concerning its former marketing partner by the end of the year, an MP said yesterday. The legislation would also affect dozens of other international sporting organisations based in Switzerland including the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Roland Buechel told Reuters in an interview. Buechel, a leading critic of the way FIFA has handled corruption over the last few years, welcomed the appointment of two leading crime fighters on Tuesday to investigate and judge suspicions of wrongdoing in football’s governing body. Former US attorney Michael Garcia has been named as head of the investigative chamber of FIFA’s ethics committee while German judge Hans-Joachim

Eckert will head the tribunal. Buechel said he wanted to see concrete action taken in the case involving International Sport and Leisure (ISL) and it would be a positive signal if Joao Havelange stepped down from his position as FIFA’s honorary president. Havelange, who headed FIFA from 1974 to 1998, and former FIFA executive committee member Ricardo Teixeira were identified in a court document released last week as being among those who had received bribes from ISL. ISL went bankrupt in 2001 with debts of around $300 million. Teixeira quit FIFA’s executive committee earlier this year. FIFA’s action in the next few months would play a fundamental part in the contents of the report and whether further action was taken, Buechel said. He said the ethics committee needed to further investigate the actions of FIFA executive committee members Nicolas Leoz and Issa Hayatou in the ISL case.

“FIFA should take action against these two people, that would be important,” said Buechel. Hayatou, president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), was reprimanded by the IOC last year after he admitted receiving ISL payments although these were not judged to have constituted a bribe. Leoz, president of the South American Football Confederation, was accused in a BBC Panorama programme of receiving money from ISL. Buechel said that if no action was taken, he would be among those demanding a bill to end the favourable legislative and tax breaks which international sports organisations, which are classed as non-profit organisations, enjoyed under Swiss law. “We cannot have a FIFA law so it would affect everyone,” he said. “It must be clear, I will act and I’m sure many other MPs will help because they have seen what’s going on. There is no more hiding, the time is up.”

Cahill backing for team-mate Terry GARY Cahill has backed Chelsea team-mate and captain John Terry to put his turbulent summer behind him when the new season kicks off next month. Terry was last week cleared of a racially aggravated public order offence over his clash with QPR defender Anton Ferdinand last October. In the build-up to the trail at Westminster Magistrates` Court, Terry was stripped of the England captaincy for the second time in his career, leading to the resignation of then coach Fabio Capello. Terry first lost the national team armband following allegations about his personal life, but Cahill believes he will bounce back from this summer’s upheavals as well as he did on that occasion. “When he comes back from holiday all of this will be put behind him,” said Cahill, quoted in several national newspapers. “I don’t think this will affect him in any way. “John has gone through loads of stuff in his career but the character he is, he just seems to steamroller over it all and motor on. “John was one of England’s best players at the Euros this summer. The defence looked really solid. They did really well.” Cahill, 26, was forced to watch the championship from home after fracturing his jaw when he collided with keeper Joe Hart during a warm-up friendly against Belgium. “It was horrible,” he said. “You could see everyone lining up and singing the national anthem. I thought I should have been a part of it. The whole thing was a nightmare.” Defensive colleagues Terry and Cahill will now shift their focus to helping Chelsea build on last season’s Champions League triumph while improving on a disappointing Barclays Premier League campaign. “We could have competed in the league better,” said Cahill. “That will certainly be the aim. The obvious problem was consistency, there were some dodgy results. “It is a question of ironing those problems out. We know we have the players to compete.” In other news, Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo preferred not to comment on speculation linking the club with Internacional midfielder Oscar. The highly-rated 20-yearold is currently in London as he prepares to compete in the Olympics with Brazil. For his part, Oscar reportedly told journalists in Rio before travelling to England “I’m staying” when asked about the possibility of a move to Stamford Bridge.

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Surprise package: APOEL made headlines around the world last season by reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League

APOEL and Anorthosis ready for Europa League openers By Nemanja Bjedov APOEL and Anorthosis are among forty-three clubs that begin their continental campaigns in the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round this evening. Ivan Jovanovic’s APOEL made more than a few headlines across Europe last season by going from the equivalent stage of Champions League qualifying all the way to the quarter finals, defeating the likes of Porto, Zenit St Petersburg and Lyon on the way.

Less than four months after scoring twice against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, the Nicosia side return to action with a home first leg against Slovakia’s FK Senica. The only time APOEL have previously faced a Slovakian side in Europe was last season in the second qualifying round of the Champions League when they eliminated Slovan Bratislava 2-0 on aggregate. The first leg in Nicosia ended goalless, but the Cypriot outfit then recorded a 2-0 victory at the Pasienky

Stadium in Bratislava to progress. Polish referee Pawel Gil has been assigned to officiate the game that will kick-off at 8pm at the GSP Stadium in the Cypriot capital. Takis Antoniou, a member of APOEL’s board of directors, said the club can’t afford to rest on its laurels ahead of the clash with Senica. “We cannot look back on past successes. Our players now have new goals ahead of them and they will try to reach them. “This is surely the most im-

portant game of the season and we will be looking for a result that will give us an advantage ahead of the return leg. “This will require a great effort and we have to be at our best. In the last few years we managed to go through the qualifiers, but this is not a guarantee that we will do it again and for this reason we have to treat our opponents with the utmost respect.” Anorthosis meanwhile will commence their European journey in the Estonian capital Tallinn where they will take on Levadia at

the Kadriorg Stadium, with the kick off scheduled for 6.45pm. The Larnaca side has never previously faced opposition from Estonia, while Levadia’s best result on the European stage was advancement into the first round of the UEFA Cup in 2006/07 when they were eliminated by Newcastle United, after previously knocking out Haka of Finland and Dutch side Twente in the qualifiers. Cyprus national cup winners Omonia will join the Europa League in the third qualifying round.

Messi targets titles rather than goals in Vilanova era

The three-time World Player of the Year scored a staggering 73 goals for Barcelona last season

LIONEL Messi has stressed that titles are more important than individual records after his best personal season Barcelona failed to deliver either the Champions League or Primera Division titles. The Argentinean scored a staggering 73 goals as Barca won the Copa del Rey, World Club Cup and both European and Spanish Super Cups. The main prizes eluded them, though, but Messi believes that both he and the team can find a way to succeed under the management of Tito Vilanova - Pep Guardiola`s replacement. He told Marca after starting pre-season training: “What Tito Vilanova has done in these two days is

exactly what Pep did in his four years. The same hardworking people remain, everything is equal and we start in the same way. “I am not looking to beat my level of goals. This isn’t my objective. My objective is to win titles and this for us is fundamental.” The three-time World Player of the Year also accepted that whilst beating his personal numbers from last season may be difficult, it is overcoming Real Madrid that remains the biggest challenge. “Every year is difficult. Real Madrid won the league last year and this season will be very difficult. Our objective is to fight until the end. This year we will do the same,” he added. “I try to improve every

year. I try to continue my level and continue growing with the team and the players we have. I always try to take advantage of the moment and I hope that this year will be the same and I won’t have to lose any game.” Finally, Messi also hailed the return of David Villa to full fitness as a key factor in the lack of Barca’s transfer dealings this summer. Villa missed the second half of the season and the European Championships with a broken leg, and Messi said: “We don’t lack any forward with the players we have got. Villa is recuperating very well and we hope he will return to his best level. He is a very important footballer for us.”

Liverpool’s Suarez reopens racism row LIVERPOOL striker Luis Suarez believes the eightgame ban he received last season was down to Manchester United’s “political power”. The 25-year-old Uruguay forward was handed the suspension and a £40,000 fine in December after being found guilty of racially abusing United defender Patrice Evra in a Barclays Premier League match. Speaking on Uruguayan television show RR.Gol, Suarez said: “They were very tough days to me. I am not used to showing what I really feel, but the trial week was very difficult. I also cried alongside my wife. “People at Liverpool are sure that it was a way that Manchester United used to put me out of the team and stop Liverpool. In England, Manchester United’s political power is strong and you must respect that and shut your mouth.” The controversy was reignited in February, when Suarez seemingly refused Evra’s handshake as the teams conducted their traditional pre-match greeting. Suarez claims his actions were misunderstood. He said: “In England, it was shown the moment when I passed in front of him, but they didn’t see that he had his hand low before. “Only the media in Uruguay and Spain showed that I wanted to shake his hand. “Previously, I had promised my wife, the manager and the directors that I was going to shake hands with Evra. There was a chance for the teams not to shake hands like in a game between QPR and Chelsea (following the Anton Ferdinand-John Terry racism row), but I told them I was to shake hands with him. “’Why not?’, I thought, because I had no problems with him. I had been punished because of him, but I had no problems with shaking hands.” Speaking at length about the subject for the first time, Suarez reflected on a difficult period in his career. “The trial (disciplinary hearing) was so complicated for me,” he said. “I had to go to Manchester in a taxi for the trial. I got up at seven in the morning and I came home at nine at night. “I was exhausted, I was so tired. I wanted to cry, and kick all the things around me. “I came home and I wanted to do all that, but I couldn’t because my daughter was at home. There were really complicated days, and then things became harder after the punishment.”

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32 Voeckler wins again in Pyrenees, Schleck asks for B sample 29


APOEL and Anorthosis ready for Europa openers 31

Woods favourite to make it lucky 15 at the Open Donald and Westwood aim to end England’s 43-year home drought

AEL thrash Linfield in Champions League debut AEL 3 Linfield 0

By Ed Osmond

By Nemanja Bjedov


CYPRUS champions AEL thrashed Northern Ireland’s Linfield 3-0 in the first leg of their Champions League second qualifying round tie last night at the Tsirion Stadium in Limassol. Pambos Christodoulou’s men took the initiative straight from the kick-off and only five minutes into the game Edwin Ouon thought he’d scored, but the goal was disallowed for offside. Four minutes later Vouho had a great chance to open the proceedings, but he miskicked the ball and Alan Blayney had no problem collecting it. Ghana international Chris Dickson then fired just wide in AEL’s next attack as the hosts continued to pile on the pressure, looking for the opening goal. AEL took the lead after 16 minutes when Dickson flicked a ball forward through Linfield’s defense, to Vouho, who easily dribbled around Blayney and then hit the empty net with ease.

INCE Tiger Woods won the 2008 US Open 15 different players have claimed golf’s elite championships and the former world number one is favourite to land his 15th major at this week’s British Open. The American world number four, emerging from a spell in the doldrums caused by personal problems and injuries to win three tournaments this year, could return to the top of the rankings by taming the treacherous Lytham links. “Tiger hasn’t finished in the top 10 at the British Open since last winning in 2006 but he’s won three US PGA events this year and goes in as the man to beat,”’s Haydn Lane said. Bookmaker William Hill is offering odds of 9-1 on Woods lifting the Claret Jug on Sunday, with England’s Lee Westwood and Luke Donald 14-1 and 20-1 respectively to win the title on home soil. “Our customers are convinced that either Donald or Westwood will finally achieve their maiden major victory this week, with twotime champion Padraig Harrington their biggest danger,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams. Harrington, who won the 2008 British Open and US PGA Championship, is also 20-1 to claim his fourth major along with former US Open champion Rory McIlroy. World number one Donald believes Woods’ loss of form has been the main reason for the number of different major winners. “Obviously I think Tiger

Tiger’s back on the prowl: the American superstar comes into the tournament in good form, having won three titles this year. Victory on Sunday will see him return to the top of the rankings again would admit that his form hasn’t been as good over the last few years,” Donald said. “He hasn’t been as dominant in the majors as he was. And it probably also speaks of how good a player he was, that he was able to dominate. “Even though there are some great players around right now, no one has really come through and started to win consistently at the majors,” added Donald. “So I think that shows what an amazing run he went on and it shows just how diffi-

cult it is to win majors.” Donald and Westwood are bidding to become the first Englishman to win the Open on home soil since Tony Jacklin, at Lytham, in 1969. “This is the biggest championship in the world for me,” Westwood said. “It would obviously mean a lot, not just because Tony was the last Englishman to win the Open championship, but because it’s the championship. “We have very few tournaments in England now so it’s fun to play in front of a home crowd and feel all that sup-

port but it doesn’t really add to the pressure.” After weeks of torrential rain left the course sodden and with patches of virtually unplayable rough, the forecast for the tournament is for much better conditions as the players try to plot their way round Lytham’s notorious 200-plus bunkers. “You do feel a little bit claustrophobic on a lot of holes,” Donald said. “The bunkers are everywhere and they’re very well positioned. There’s not too many holes where if you can carry it a certain dis-

tance you get past them. “In that way I like it. I like that it just favours the guy who can hit it in the fairway.” Westwood, one of the straightest drivers in the game, is relishing the challenge. “I’d say looking at the layout and the questions that they ask, one of the main questions obviously is to hit it as straight as possible. But whoever wins this week will have to have every aspect of their game in top shape,” the world number three said.

England ‘can handle the pressure’ By David Clough

James Anderson will spearhead England’s pace attack against South Africa in their Test showdown

JAMES Anderson is confident he, and England, can handle the pressure of defending their world Test title against South Africa. England’s pace spearhead acknowledges minds as well as bodies will be put to the test in the three-match series set to get under way at The Oval today. But he insists where once he might have cracked under the strain of raising his game and keeping it at the optimum against topquality opposition, these days he relishes the prospect. So it should be, of course, for world-beaters England - who need a draw or better to remain at the top of the International Cricket Council Test rankings. “In the past, maybe, the pressure might

have got to me in particular - maybe a few other guys,” said Anderson, who will be 30 just before the second Test at Headingley. “Now it’s more exciting. You want to play in big games. “You want to test yourself against the best in the world, which is going to happen in this next few weeks.” Anderson will have a pivotal role in a series depicted by many as a head-to-head between the two best bowling attacks in the world. “Essentially my job is the same as it has been for the last 12, 18, 24 months. “I have to go out there and set the tone, take the first over and try and bowl as accurately as I can for long periods of time. “That’s exactly the same in this series. There might be a bit of added pressure, because it’s a bigger test for us.”

DISALLOWED Ten minutes later Ouon had another goal controversially disallowed for offside. In their next possession, the Limassol outfit earned a corner and the Rwandan defender finally got his name on the scoresheet as he connected with Gilberto’s cross to head the ball home and give his side a two-goal advantage. Gilberto caused Linfield all sorts of problems throughout the game and his second assist, nine minutes after the interval, provided Dickson with a chance to score a header which the experienced midfielder superbly converted to set up what proved to be the final score. AEL had a total of 22 shots on goal, of which eight were on target. The return leg is scheduled for next Tuesday at Windsor Park in Belfast with the kick-off set for 9.45pm.

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