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HE TROIKA delegation representing the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund ended its second round of meetings in Cyprus yesterday, leaving members of the House Finance Committee feeling the future was particularly bleak. House Finance Committee Chairman Nicolas Papadopoulos said the troika briefed MPs on the results of diagnostic tests on Cyprus’ banking system and public finances. “Unfortunately, the messages so far are not pleasant. The problems appear to be much greater than they themselves initially estimated,” he said. “It seems that for the foreseeable future we will experience difficult times, as they have told us, and will need to take painful measures to tackle the problems both of the banking system and state finances,” he added. The DIKO deputy noted that he gleaned from the

discussion that the troika were looking at a “significant shrinking” of the banking system and public sector, targeted benefits, CoLA, and the pension system. “They consider our economy too small to sustain in the future the size and high cost of the public service,” he said. On the bright side, the troika said Cyprus’ economy had more in common with the situation in Ireland rather than Greece, added Papadopoulos. AKEL deputy Stavros Evagorou said the troika identified the problems of the banking sector as the main issue and its “defective supervision”, a clear dig at former central bank governor Athanasios Orphanides. EDEK’s Nicos Nicolaides said the troika’s main message was that “things are much worse than they thought”. Greens deputy Giorgos Perdikis said the troika told them Cyprus was paying the price for procrastinating over taking the necessary measures. “Today, we are paying the price for this TURN TO PAGE 5

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London was abuzz last night as 60,000 attended the opening ceremony of the Olympics STORY PAGE 7

‘Attacked and killed with impunity’ by the British THE EXTENT of horrific British brutality during colonial rule in Cyprus came to light yesterday in their own words through top secret Foreign Office files hidden for 50 years, which were thought to have been longago destroyed. Both The Times and the Guardian newspapers yesterday published details from the documents, which depict a regime of brutality and torture against EOKA fighters and civilians alike during the fouryear struggle for independence from 1955 to 1959. The documents also showed how the British military closed rank when incidents of brutality were brought to light. According to The Times, in one of the worst recorded incidents, following the killing of the wife of a British sergeant by EOKA members, 300 civilians were rounded up and beaten in 1958, causing deaths for which no one was held to account. The fatal shooting of Catherine Cutliffe and the wounding of another British soldier’s wife, led to three deaths. Johanna Zachariades, 12, died from shock, but a coroner concluded that “there was insufficient reliable evidence to deduce what brought on the state of fear”, said the paper. Panayiotis Christoforou, 37, was found dead in a military truck with “no apparent signs of injury”. Loukas Andreas Louca, 17, died from a blow TURN TO PAGE 6


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THE COMMERCE ministry is looking into forcing petrol companies – by way of ministerial decree – to drop their prices within a day of buying cheaper fuel shipments, following the second price hike in about a week. Compared to early July, fuel is up to 9.0 cents per litre more expensive, according to data available online at the commerce ministry. In Limassol for example, unleaded 95 now almost costs €1.32 per litre from €1.24 per litre July 4; unleaded 98 is priced at €1.35 per litre compared to €1.27 per litre earlier this month; and diesel costs €1.36 per litre compared to €1.27 per litre. The commerce ministry offers a price bulletin (Greek only) twice a month so that residents of any district have a choice. The ministry also keeps a catalogue of the cheapest petrol stations, though again it is still only in Greek. The ministry cannot normally set prices and cannot stop any petrol station from increasing or dropping their prices as they see fit because the market is liberalised. But the commerce ministry’s consumer protection department said last week that when oil prices increase globally petrol stations are quick to respond but when

Petrol prices have risen by nine cents since the beginning of the month prices drop petrol stations take longer to drop prices. Prices do follow general changes in the market over months and in May when Brent crude oil – a benchmark for prices in the Middle East and Europe – was higher, fuel prices in Cyprus were also higher. However, prices rose in early July even though according to the state’s statistical services there were enough fuel reserves to cover the first ten days at the lower price based on total consumption for the month of July last year. “It’s been like this for very

many years… even though oil prices have gone down we see fuel prices going up… The state doesn’t care,” said the head of the consumers’ and quality of life union Loucas Aristodemou. “This is why we passed a law, years ago, to allow the commerce minister to set maximum price caps,” said the head of parliament’s commerce committee, DISY’s Lefteris Christoforou. “The commerce ministry has all the data and can ask [petrol companies] for additional information,” Christoforou said.

Commerce minister Neoclis Sylikiotis did say last week that he would enforce a price ceiling, “if there is evidence to justify it” and the ministry is expected to decide next week on whether they will set a price cap or force prices down. In the meantime, most people feel they have no choice but to fill up and drive. “I would love not having to drive. But I have no choice,” said businessman Nicos Demetriou. A father of two, he and his wife together spend €140 a week, driving around Nicosia and its outskirts.

Lebanese terror suspect held over for trial A SWEDISH national of Lebanese descent arrested on suspicion of plotting to attack Israeli tourists will stand trial on September 12, authorities said yesterday. The man, who has not been identified, faces nine charges of security-related offences rinvolving tracking the movements and areas frequented by Israeli visitors to the island. He was arrested on July 7 as a suspected security threat. Israel has said the man was planning an attack similar to a suicide bus bombing in the Bulgarian city of Burgas on July 18 that killed seven people, five of them Israelis. The Jewish state has blamed the attack on Lebanese Shi’ite Muslim militant group Hezbollah, and Iran, which has denied any involvement. Cypriot authorities have acknowledged the suspect showed behaviour-

al patterns similar to the incident in Burgas, in which the attacker waited for Israeli holidaymakers to board a bus at an airport before detonating a backpack of explosives. Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said the police have been examining terrorist attack scenarios. “Information was examined and measures that may be taken where necessary have been studied,” Angelides said referring to a police headquarters meeting on Thursday. He said that safety has been upped wherever there are Israeli interests but he refused to comment on the information available to the police. “I can’t refer to the content of the information. All I can say is that the situation is monitored and all measures that can be taken in such cases are being taken,” Angelides said. During court hearings held behind

closed doors, police have maintained the suspect is a member of Hezbollah. The group is considered a terrorist organisation by Israel, the United States and other countries, but not by Cyprus and some other EU countries. The suspect was detained two days after his arrival to Cyprus via London, following a tip-off from British intelligence. Cyprus News Agency said the Lebanese man’s lawyer said that he was not objecting to custody since his client felt his life was in danger, given the publicity surrounding the case. In September, the man will be formally charged before a criminal court and enter a plea. Israel is less than an hour by air away from Cyprus and thousands of Israelis visit each year. It is also a popular destination for couples getting married.


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‘Where is Iranian boy whose parents are in detention?’ By Natalie Hami AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Iranian boy has been separated from his parents following their arrest when their application for asylum was rejected, according to non-governmental organisation (NGO) Future Worlds Centre. “At this moment they don’t know where their child is, neither have they seen him despite their calls for him to be brought to them so they can make sure he’s in good hands,” they said, calling on the authorities to look into the matter. According to the NGO the Iranian family had applied for asylum once they arrived on the island but their application was rejected. On June 10 the father was arrested as an illegal immigrant, and on July 23 the mother and child were arrested. The child was then handed over to a Cypriot family. Future Worlds Centre said that the family was pressured by police into consenting to hand over their child without the presence of the welfare services. The parents have also said in writing that they want to go back to Iran, begging that the mother be released until this can be arranged so that she can be reunited with their son, the centre said. It said that separating the child from his parents without due cause was in violation of a whole host of laws. “Even provisions that regulate the deportation of third-country nationals explicitly says that during the procedure they must take into consideration the best interests of the child,” it said. Child Commissioner Leda Koursoumba said: “There are such cases and sometimes we have to intervene but there should be a policy for them to not happen in the first place. We’ve said before that parents should not be imprisoned.”

Several new eateries have sprung up on Onasagorou Street but there are concerns over the outdoor seating

NICOSIA mayor Constantinos Yiorkadjis has been meeting with stakeholders in the old city to discuss possible changes to help local business and upgrade the area’s look. “We want to promote changes to make the area more attractive and help the locals,” Yiorkadjis said. In the past year cafes, restaurants and takeaways have mushroomed on Ledra and Onasagorou streets in Old Nicosia. The concern is that unregulated seating areas take space away from pedestrians as well as potentially blocking emergency vehicles. The municipality is looking to streamline the area by specifying the shape and colour of umbrellas and their stands, and limiting advertising on shades. The thought is that this will create a sleeker look. Yiorkadjis said he has been “exchanging views” with local businesses with the aim of creating consensus on any future changes.

Desperate for information Six weeks on, husband of missing British woman is ‘living in hell’ By Bejay Browne NEARLY six weeks after his wife’s disappearance from her Tsada home in Paphos, Nancy Johnson’s husband says his life is a living hell. Nancy, a 73-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer went missing from her Tsada home on June 19 as her husband was taking a nap. Despite concerned family and friends recently setting up a website dedicated to finding the missing woman-www.findnancyjohnson.com - no firm sightings have been confirmed since her disappearance. George Johnson, known to his friends as John, told the Cyprus Mail that he was desperate for information. “I am holding onto a glimmer of hope that she is still alive and that maybe someone picked her up, but now

I fear that perhaps she was hit by a vehicle while she was out walking and has been put somewhere,” he said. He urged anyone with information to come forward to put an end to the family’s nightmare. “If someone has caused her harm, I beg them to come forward and just let us know where we can find her. They can do this anonymously. We just need to find out what has happened to her.” Nancy’s daughter, Hayley, who lives in Brisbane Australia, is due to arrive in Cyprus today to help her father in the search. “We just can’t understand it,” he said, “Somebody must know something or have seen her, it’s impossible for her to vanish into thin air.” Paphos police spokesman Nicos Tsappis, confirmed to the Cyprus Mail that the

investigations into Nancy’s disappearance and that of 68year-old Thekla Christou who also remains missing are still ongoing. The second missing woman, a Cypriot national, was also reported missing in Paphos on June 21 and has still not been found. Police say there is no connection between the two cases. George said: “I have got some fantastic friends in Cyprus who have been a tremendous support and are making sure I eat. I’m sleeping fitfully at night and we all need to find some peace. There must be someone out there who knows something about my wife’s disappearance and I beg them to pass on the information.” Nancy left home at around 2pm on June 19. There were two sightings of her at 3pm and at 4pm but since then, po-

Nancy Johnson lice have been unable to find any trace of her. The second sighting was from a woman who Nancy spoke to, saying she “was a bit confused” and couldn’t find her way home. The lady gave her directions.

Police conducted thorough searches of the area using dogs and helicopter sweeps. Nancy Johnson is approximately 1.5m tall (5ft), weighing around 50kg and has short grey wavy hair. She is of a slim build and was believed to be wearing sunglasses and flat black ‘ecco’ shoes. She may have been wearing a beige dress with horizontal stripes, which her husband says is missing from their home. She was probably carrying a small water bottle and a small bunch of wild flowers. Thekla Christou, is about 1.6m in height, of slight build and has grey curly shoulder length hair. She was wearing a black dress. Anyone with information is asked to call Stroumbi Police station on 26 814060, or the nearest police station or the citizen’s line - which can be done anonymously - on 1460.


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Stay of execution for ailing airline House prepared to hand over half the cash needed but sticks to two conditions By Jacqueline Agathocleous LAWMAKERS yesterday gave in and lifted some of the tight conditions they imposed in order to increase ailing state carrier Cyprus Airways’ (CY) share capital. MPs accepted President Demetris Christofias’ referral of the amendment they added to the initial bill requesting €31.33 million, which called for the introduction of an open skies policy. Sending the law back, the government said the provision – calling for the formation of bilateral agreements with state airlines active in Cyprus - was unconstitutional and politically sensitive. “The ‘open skies’ policy is implemented for airlines of EU states... ,” Communications Minister Efthymios Flourentzos told the plenum. The Attorney-general agreed, so with 49 votes in favour and one abstention – by Greens’ deputy George Perdikis – lawmakers decided to accept the referral. However, their decision for the CY board of directors to stand down and a new rescue plan to be prepared still stands. And the airline will receive the €15 million now and the rest in October, if the aforementioned two conditions are followed through. The plenum yesterday accepted four of seven referred laws, rejecting the remain-

ing three. Apart from the CY amendment, deputies also accepted Christofias’ reasoning for sending back three laws freezing new appointments and promotions in the island’s three state universities - University of Cyprus, TEPAK and Open University – which were passed on July 12. The laws were referred because people had already been interviewed for the positions in question and Christofias said they could take legal action if told the procedure was interrupted. “In the cases where the procedure to fill vacant positions is at advanced stages, the expectation is created in the candidate – according to the Supreme Court jurisprudence – for appointment or promotion, and by ending the procedure, (the candidate) has legitimate interest to apply to the Supreme Court,” said Christofias. The Attorney-general agreed. The plenum rejected Christofias’ referral of the law for the Menoyia detention centre for illegal immigrants in Larnaca. With 32 votes against, 17 in favour (ruling AKEL) – and one abstention by the Greens, parliament didn’t accept the president’s reasoning that the law was in violation of the EU acquis. Last month, the legislature approved some €2.8 million for the hiring of around 100

special constables to guard the centre, designed to alleviate overpopulation at Block 10 within the prison grounds. However, following an amendment by opposition DISY, it was left to the discretion of the justice minister to decide whether the police or a private company would take charge of security. The administration and ruling AKEL want the centre to be staffed by special state constables. DISY says it would be cheaper to hire private firms. Another provision said that if a private firm was chosen, all staff must be Cypriots. But this was deemed by the legal services as a violation of acquis as it wouldn’t allow the employment of EU citizens, which was why the law was sent back. And finally lawmakers rejected two referred laws calling for an extension of state doctors’ retirement age from 63 to 65. Christofias referred the law, passed last month, with the excuse that it would constitute an increase in state expenditure. He said lump sums and pensions would be higher after retiring two years later. Meanwhile, Christofias decided to refer the law reducing the terms of semi-government boards from three years to 30 months, to the Supreme Court.

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Controversial amendment to hunting law passed THE LEGISLATURE yesterday approved controversial amendments to the hunting law that will introduce low on-the-spot fines for use and possession of audio devices to lure birds, rather than taking offenders to court. Despite conservationists’ efforts to have the law thrown out, parliamentarians passed the law with 23 votes in favour and 21 against, and five abstentions. The previous legislation provided for court

fines of up to €17,000 and/or up to three years in jail. Under the new provisions, possession of an audio device used to lure birds would be punishable with a €350 on-the-spot fine and between one and four warning points. Hunting with the use of such devices will be fined €500 and two to four warning points. Hunters who collect 12 points within three years risk losing their permit for up to two years.

EDEK and Lillikas expand contacts Murder suspects to be handed over SOCIALIST EDEK yesterday met independent presidential candidate George Lillikas to discuss preparing a joint government programme. EDEK leader Yiannakis Omirou said the meeting was “constructive, useful and positive”. He said the party’s political office decided to authorise its leadership to meet Lillikas and “discuss with him the prospect of supporting his candidacy, based on a specific political framework”. Omirou said EDEK’s central committee would be presented with the results of the meeting today, when they are expected to vote on whether to support Lillikas or not.

“The country needs a new beginning; the country needs to move forward and away from recycling the past,” said Omirou. Asked if he thought a partnership with Lillikas had prospects for making it to the second round of February’s presidential elections, Omirou said he would reply after the central committee’s vote today. Lillikas said he was certain that “with the common principles and common positions on the Cyprus problems but also social and economic problems, we will be able to form a framework, an alternative choice of power, which will lead to modernisation of the state, with respect towards the citizen”.

GREEK authorities will be handing over next week the two men wanted in connection with the shooting of five people in Ayia Napa on June 23. Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said yesterday that Cypriot authorities would go to Athens to collect two Greek Pontian men, aged 29 and 41, who were allegedly identified from closed circuit TV footage obtained from clubs in the area of the shooting.

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Police said they had also identified one of the men by using a DNA sample from a cap which fell off when the shooter fled the scene. A European arrest warrant was issued to retrieve the men and a Cypriot delegation will go over next week for a handover, Angelides said. “It’s important to question these two persons in relation to all information on the case so that a clear picture emerges,” he said. Five men, four of whom working for Famagusta businessman Phanos Kalopsidiotis, were shot in late June

near the popular Red square bar a bit after 3am on a Saturday. The area was still busy at that time as clubs in Ayia Napa may stay open until 7am. The victims – three Cypriots aged 28, 33 and 35 and two Romanians aged 25 and 33 – were killed. The police found bullet proof vests, a balaclava, gloves and a computer tower in the victims’ car boot. The shooting is thought to be linked to a war between online betting shop owners and took place about two weeks before parliament banned online casinos.

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Home Airport deal moves a little closer to reality CHINESE firm Far Eastern Phoenix Ltd (FEP) will take over constructing the showroom at Larnaca’s old airport, Communications Minister Efthymios Flourentzos said yesterday. Commenting on a meeting he had with the firm on Thursday, Flourentzos said the investor had assured him verbally that he was prepared to satisfy the Republic’s demands, which were posed as a precondition for the deal to go ahead. Flourentzos said these demands secured the state’s best interests. “We hope things will develop in a positive manner, with mutual understanding on the matters we discussed,” said the minister, adding that he hoped there would be some final decisions to announce soon. He said the fact that FEP agreed to take on the showroom’s constructions made things easier. The ministerial committee in charge of negotiating the

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deal will now examine FEP’s written replies to the questions that were posed. Last month, Flourentzos said the government was prepared to extend the Chinese investment deal by 31 years, taking it from 19 to 50, but only under certain conditions. A deal was first reached between FEP and airports’ operator Hermes a year and a half ago for a 19-year period, when the latter’s concession agreement on the old airport expires. The Chinese company sought to extend that deal for a further 31 years to justify the large investment needed to turn the old airport into a commercial centre with a showroom and bonded facilities for Chinese companies to display their products. However, finalisation of the 50-year agreement has hit a number of snags, with the state only recently giving the potential Chinese investors a final proposal with a list of preconditions for reaching agreement.

Stefanou: everyone knows public service is inflated but dealing with it is the issue

Economy ‘totally bad’ MOST Cypriots consider the economic situation as ‘totally bad’, according to the Eurobarometer survey released yesterday, covering the period May 12-17 this year. Cyprus ranks second together with Greece as far as expectations in the job market are concerned. A total 86 per cent of Cypriots, asked about the current situation in their national economy, described it as ‘totally bad’, while only 14 per cent said it was ‘totally good’. Greeks in their entirety - 100 per cent - said their current economic situation was ‘totally bad’. The vast majority of Swedish people, 83 per cent, said they were very happy with their country’s economy. Asked if they expected the worst is still to come as regards the job market, Cypriots with 77 per cent - the second highest, on an equal par with Greece - said yes. The Portuguese were the most pessimistic at 78 per cent. The main issue of concern for Europeans was unemployment, followed by the economic situation and inflation. Cypriots regard unemployment as the major problem in the country, followed by the economic situation and then crime.

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Orphanides grilled as state calls him a liar By Stefanos Evripidou FORMER CENTRAL Bank governor Athanasios Orphanides yesterday accused President Demetris Christofias of handling the Greek sovereign debt haircut in the worst possible way for Cyprus. Orphanides was called before parliament yesterday to explain accusations he made against Christofias that he did nothing, when he could have, to prevent banks from incurring billions in damages from a Greek debt write-down. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Orphanides said the president handled the Greek debt write-down in the worst possible way, costing Cypriot banks €4 billion, which had a knock-on effect, proving destructive for Cyprus. Referring to Christofias’ involvement in the 2011 decision by EU leaders to write down Greek debt, he said: “That decision was of such historic importance for Cyprus and I want to believe he prepared for it. He may have taken it for discussion to the AKEL central committee as he does with

other issues of vital importance to the country.” Orphanides argued the current economic situation could have been avoided with a few structural changes early on. According to House Finance Committee Chairman Nicolas Papadopoulos, the former governor did not hold back during a closed door session of the committee. Papadopoulos said Orphanides made very specific claims about political interventions from AKEL and the president to serve the interests of Laiki Bank and its chairman at the time Andreas Vgenopoulos. The committee chairman said deputies were informed that Orphanides had warned Christofias in a letter in February 2009 of the dangers to the banking system and the economy in general. The former governor also bemoaned the lack of consultation with finance minister at the time Charilaos Stavrakis. According to online finance website Stockwatch, Orphanides complained that he could never get a meeting with Christofias. At one point, he even commissioned his former teacher who was a member of AKEL to try and

(continued from front page) procrastination of respective governments, and the current one,” he said. For the government this summer in particular will be unrelenting as consultations between the government and trio of international lenders are set to continue over August to reach agreement on the terms and conditions of a bailout to save the country’s finances and banking system. Government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou acknowledged that measures would have to be taken. Finance Minister Vassos Shiarly said the aim remained to sign a memorandum of cooperation in September, despite the fact calculations on the exact recapitalisation needs of the banks would take two to three months more. Reports yesterday suggested that a best case scenario would see a €6 billion loan to cover the gap in the banking system, as a result of the Cypriot banks’ massive exposure to the Greek economy, plus another shipment of euros to meet the needs of state finances, likely taking the total somewhere between €10 billion and €11 billion.

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Former CB governor Orphanides at the House yesterday arrange a meeting. AKEL’s Stavros Evagorou said the fact the visiting troika told the committee that the biggest problem of the Cypriot economy is the banks and their recapitalisation needs is the best answer one could give Orphanides and his supporters. He accused the former governor of being “provocative and particularly offensive”, and of making accusations without backing them up. Government spokesman

Stefanos Stefanou said: “However many lies, obscenities, hatred and malice Mr Orphanides may have, he cannot erase the heavy responsibility he holds for the situation the banking system is in and the problems caused to the Cypriot economy.” Instead of “provoking in this disgraceful way”, Stefanou called on Orphanides to “apologise to the people for the improper exercise of his duties which led Cyprus to the support mechanism”.

During the troika’s fiveday visit, the delegation met with representatives of the Central Bank, Finance Ministry, relevant government departments, state-owned enterprises, the president, the ministerial committee in charge of economic affairs, the leaders of the two biggest parties, AKEL and DISY, the House Finance Committee, as well as with trade unions and employers’ associations. According to the Finance Ministry, discussions focused on three main areas: public finances, structural issues and the banking sector. Beyond the recapitalisation needs of the financial sector, discussions also touched upon the Cost of Living Allowance, pension schemes, public administration including wage bill, public housing schemes, fiscal and macro policies, financing needs, state-owned enterprises, tourism, fiscal framework, taxation and more. “The discussions aimed at developing common views with regards to the main challenges the Cyprus economy is currently facing, as well as, to

the appropriate strategy and policy responses for dealing with these challenges,” said a ministry statement. The troika delegation and government yesterday agreed to continue consultations “during the next several weeks in order to achieve the necessary convergences”. Speaking to reporters after a long meeting between the troika and ministerial committee, Stefanou said dialogue will likely take place via teleconferencing in the coming weeks to continue efforts to find “common perceptions on various issues” and reach convergences on the way to tackle them. The government’s positions remain to continue implementing policies to solve structural problems and kickstart economic recovery; while supporting growth and maintaining social cohesion. “These three aspects of government policy are in line with the decisions taken by the European Council to tackle the economic crisis plaguing Europe,” he said. Asked whether the troika expected to see a smaller civil service, Stefanou said everyone agreed that Cyprus has an inflated public service. The question is what approach is taken to reduce it. The government’s position is to take measures gradually, shaving off 1,000 employees per year for the next five years. “We have told this to the troika and they are satisfied. So, there are common findings on some things,” he said. When informed by one journalist that people are concerned about their quality of life, Stefanou said: “To a degree, their concern is not unreasonable, bearing in mind the international experience so far.” He added that conditions globally did not warrant optimism regarding the prospects for the global economy. The government’s aim was to take milder measures, “but measures are measures”, he said. Members of the troika also met with President of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) Theodoros Parperis who said he got the impression the international lenders understood the importance of maintaining the existing tax system in Cyprus, “particularly the need to maintain corporate tax at ten per cent”.


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Home Heat to continue until Tuesday as another person hospitalised By Jacqueline Agathocleous A 60-YEAR-OLD woman from Larnaca was yesterday in serious condition after being taken to hospital in a coma, suffering from heat stroke. According to Anna Gregoriou, a doctor at Larnaca General Hospital, the 60-year-old was brought in by ambulance with a high fever and in a comatose condition. She was immediately placed in intensive care

and put on a respirator. “She was living at home alone and she had air conditioning, but didn’t use it,” said Gregoriou. “We cannot be sure if she was drinking enough water.” Keeping cool and hydrated is imperative during these exceptionally hot days, said the doctor. Gregoriou said 18 people had been admitted to hospital since the heatwave started two weeks ago, resulting in one pensioner’s death. Exceptionally high humidity levels

yesterday came to add to the insufferable heat, making it near unbearable to be outdoors before 6pm. According to the Meteorological Services, even though temperatures didn’t top 40 degrees Celsius inland and 30 degrees in the mountains, the humidity reached dangerously high levels, making life hard for people with respiratory problems. By 6am yesterday morning, humidity levels reached a staggering 86 per cent in Nicosia, 88 per cent in

Larnaca, 90 per cent in Limassol, 86 per cent in Paphos and 86 per cent in Paralimni. And it looks like respite should not be expected until at least Tuesday, when temperatures are expected to drop by two degrees. Meanwhile yesterday the committee for the welfare of the elderly at the ‘senior citizens parliament’ condemned those owners of old people’s homes who refuse to switch on their air conditioning during the heatwave.

British ‘attacked and killed with impunity’ EOKA vets satisfied that the truth is coming out (continued from front page) from a blunt instrument, believed to have been delivered by a captain in the Royal Military Police. Louca, a 17-year-old Greek Cypriot, was fatally wounded when a soldier fractured his skull. A young British army officer recorded seeing 150 soldiers indiscriminately “kicking Cypriots as they lay on the ground and beating them in the head, face, and body with rifle butts”. The officer described how he “forcibly restrained several such groups of soldiers who had completely lost their heads. Many of them were screaming abuse and the whole area resembled a hysterical mob … Several [Cypriots] appeared to be unconscious and bleeding profusely.” One report describes how a group of military police were seen “wantonly damaging windows and furniture” of the local “Communist Club”. Even allowing for propaganda and exaggeration British troops behaved “brutally”, the report noted. The Times said a memo from Hugh Mackintosh Foot, the Governor of Cyprus, to his superiors in Whitehall suggested that no one should be blamed: “The coroner said that he could not with any confidence say it was the blow which fractured the deceased’s skull.” It said an earlier inquest about the shooting of two villagers at a riot in September 1958 declared that Georghios Toumazou posed a threat to soldiers despite being blind. James Trainor, the coroner at Famagusta, wrote: “There seems no doubt that one of the deceased was blind, but the fact that he got where he did get, a mile away over tough rugged countryside, suggests a fanaticism which would fully explain the description of him standing in front of the crowd and waving it forward.” Torture allegations from 1956 include the punching of a pregnant woman, causing her to miscarry, a man beaten on the soles of his feet, a man told to dig his own grave and

According to the files, British soldiers would also retaliate against civilians a man forced to lick salt off a floor before having his head placed in a tin can, which was beaten for 15 minutes. One alleged victim, Konstantinos Ioannou, of Nicosia, claimed that he was “beaten with a thick piece of wood on the thighs” and told at gunpoint that he would be shot if he did not confess to a murder. The Guardian said the files showed that the British “attacked and killed with impunity in Cyprus.” “These incidents stand out from voluminous reports suggesting that most of the complaints made against British troops were indeed exaggerated and used as propaganda. However, the files show that the colonial authorities were seriously concerned about the number of genuine incidents of abuse by British forces,” the newspaper said. “London tried to brush them aside expressing the hope in a 1957 white paper on reports of brutality by British forces that it could ‘rely on the worldwide knowledge of their traditions of humanity and decency to convince the public of the free world of the falsity of allegations’.”

Greek Cypriot men in a British detention camp It said however the documents show how the colonial authorities covered up incidents by blocking visits to detention camps by MPs and journalists. “I think that the best thing will be to refuse all permission for as long as we can,” noted Hugh Foot, the governor of Cyprus in 1958. “The files show how the colonial administration in Cyprus played down the significance of a visit to the camps by the International Committee of the Red Cross and blocked independent inquiries” the Guardian said.

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EOKA Veterans Associations head Thassos Sophocleous said: “It didn’t surprise us, we knew all this…we lived it.” However he said they now feel a sense of satisfaction that the truth was finally out. “Things are coming to the surface that maybe even our own people didn’t believe,” he said. Sophocleous said that many of the EOKA fighters still carry wounds such as spinal injuries that never fully healed. “They’ve released this chapter...they’ll release another in 50 years...and some they’ll never release,” he added.

Inspections carried out during the heatwave revealed that around 15 homes did not have their air conditioning on. Also, two of the people who were admitted to hospital suffering from heatstroke were residents of old people’s homes. The committee applauded the efforts of the welfare services who quickly identified the issue after checks at various homes, but said that checks should intensify and the culprits punished.

‘The Cypriots were not brutally treated’ A SENIOR officer in the British Army insisted that his men did not act with brutality in Cyprus. Hundreds of Cypriots were rounded up by security forces after the shooting of two wives of British Army soldiers, one of whom was killed, in Varosha, an area of Famagusta, on October 3, 1958. A Lieutenant Colonel commanding the 1st Battalion of the Royal Ulster Rifles wrote in a statement about the incident: “It was decided that all Greek males between 15 and 27 would be rounded up and taken to the central police station or Karaolos Camp. “Some 300 Cypriots in the age group 15-27 were detained. All were subsequently returned home during the course of the night with the exception of 55 who were handed over to civil police at 0300. “There were no instances of savage or brutal treatment other than from a Turkish policeman who was restrained and reported. “My men handle Cypriots firmly and, on occasions, roughly. I have had the odd case of brutality in the past which has been dealt with. “I understand that it has been suggested that detainees coming to Karaolos

Camp were unloaded at my unit gate and were made to run the gauntlet through my lines to the cage. THIS IS NOT TRUE.” The files include statements from two members of the Royal Military Police who said they shot men who were fleeing the area, one in the leg, and the other grazing the left side of the fugitive’s head, though he was allegedly well enough to walk off. Dr George Himonides, district medical officer, said that 16 casualties were admitted to Famagusta Hospital in the hours after Mrs Catherine Cutliffe was shot, and another nine over the next few days. These included five suffering from fractures of various bones, one with an injury to the eyeball, and one with a fractured skull, who died on October 4. Pavlos Vassiliades, an advocate, of Famagusta, said: “I saw repeatedly the accompanying soldiers making indiscriminate use of their rifle butts against persons.” He also wrote of “the conduct of many members of the security forces (army and police) whose behaviour was strongly inclined towards abuse, violence and offence.”

Bomb in the mattress at Government House SIR John Harding was Governor of Cyprus in March 1956 when an EOKA fighter tried to bring an early end to his time in the post by placing the device between mattresses on his bed at Government House. The incident was publicised at the time but the secret file shows the extent of the highly-decorated former soldier’s reaction to it. He received a letter from Brigadier David Forster congratulating him on his escape from the time bomb. The Brigadier added: “I can’t help feeling you have been spared for a purpose. May you fulfil it.” Sir John wrote back: “My wife has been marvellously brave and calm about it, and it was certainly providential for us both that the plot failed. “If only I can put an end to terrorism and intimidation here and set these people on a peaceful and prosperous course for the future, the risks to which we are exposed will have been worthwhile.” The bomb was discovered on the morning of March 21 during a search through the rooms of Government House. It was removed to a safe place where it exploded harmlessly later in the morning. A young Greek Cypriot servant, who joined the staff six months before, did not report for duty that morning and was regarded as “missing”. A press release at the time said: “The bomb was found between mattresses on the Governor’s bed, and in all probability he slept on it last night. Sir John remarked this evening, “I slept better than usual last night.” In a message to the Secretary of State contained in the file, Sir John said: “It was a lucky escape for us both. Missing member of household staff was liked and trusted by us all so his defection is very disappointing.”


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‘Eccentric’ opening for Olympic Games Arena is transformed into an English pastoral idyll By Mike Collett-White and Neil Maidment THE EAGERLY-AWAITED opening ceremony to the 2012 Olympic Games kicked off last night with a mass countdown and the chime of a giant bell, ushering in an eccentric and exuberant celebration of British history, art and culture. Some 60,000 spectators crowded into the state-ofthe-art arena at the Olympic Park, built in a previously run-down area of the city’s East End, and over a billion more people tuned in around the world for the three-hour extravaganza. The centre of the stadium was transformed into an English pastoral idyll complete with grassy meadows, fences, hedges, a water mill, maypoles and even a cottage with smoking chimney. A cast including shepherdesses, sheep, geese, dogs and a village cricket team filled

the stage during the one-hour prologue to the show that included a dramatic, low-level fly-past by the jets of the Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows stunt team. At one end of the stadium stands a grassy knoll topped by a tree and at the other end the bell. In front of each is a “mosh pit” of people conjuring the spirit of the Glastonbury music festival and Last Night of the Proms classical concert. London Mayor Boris Johnson sought to sum up the mood of excitement sweeping the capital. “The excitement is growing so much I think the Geiger counter of Olympo-mania is going to go zoink off the scale,” he told crowds at Hyde Park in the city centre. Among the crowd were celebrities, ordinary Londoners, visitors from abroad and dignitaries including US First Lady Michelle Obama as well as presidents, prime ministers

and European royalty. At the end of the event, which also includes speeches, the athletes’ parade and the lighting of the Olympic cauldron, Queen Elizabeth declares the 2012 Games open. Over the following 17 days, the drama of sporting contest takes hold as more than 16,000 athletes from 204 countries will aim to achieve their ultimate dream - Olympic gold. Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle has masterminded the show, costing 27 million pounds to stage, less than half the estimated spending on the Beijing equivalent in 2008 and dramatically different in style. The ceremony opened with a countdown followed by a chime of an especially cast, 23-tonne Olympic bell which was rung by Britain’s Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins. Boyle’s colourful and sometimes chaotic vision

aims to create a kaleidoscope of what it means to be British, an approach that could appeal to the home audience but leave many foreign viewers scratching their heads at times. Entitled “Isles of Wonder” and inspired by Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, the show takes viewers on a journey from what poet William Blake famously called “England’s green and pleasant land” to the “dark Satanic mills” of the Industrial Revolution. Spectators were urged to join in traditional sing-alongs, beloved by East End pub-drinkers, and help to create spectacular visual effects. Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney was among the many performers on the night, but the biggest secret of all was who would have the honour of lighting the Olympic cauldron at the end of the show, which was to take place in the early hours as far as Cyprus was concerned.

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Milosevic’s strongman takes over Western concern over commitment to EU By Matt Robinson and Aleksandar Vasovic

Houston voted the coolest city in US WASHINGTON DC may be the political centre, New York is the ďŹ nancial hub and Los Angeles has its share of stars, but Houston is the capital of cool

in the United States. A new ranking by Forbes. com puts the Texas city, better known for oil, NASA and cowboys, at the top of its list of hip and trendy

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Prime Minister Ivica Dacic drift from the EU path chosen by the seven states carved from old federal Yugoslavia. Nikolic and the Socialists last shared power at the close of Milosevic’s disastrous 13year rule, when his forces expelled almost 1 million ethnic Albanians from Kosovo and NATO bombed in 1999 to wrest the province from him. Dacic, 46, was Milosevic’s spokesman, railing against the West. He now says Serbia’s future is in the EU, but Western diplomats admit to doubts over whether he is willing and able to carry out the political and economic reforms it will take. “A key goal of this government will be the acceleration of European integration and maximum effort to secure a date for the start of accession talks,� Dacic said. His government inherits an economy sliding into recession, a jobless rate of 25 per cent and a shrinking, ageing population.

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cans ocked there in response - particularly young professionals. In fact, the median age of a Houston resident is a youthful 33,â€? according to Forbe.com. Using data from Sperlings Best Places, Forbes. com ranked the cities by looking at entertainment options, the number of restaurants and bars, recreational, outdoor and cultural activities, cost of living, green spaces, and job opportunities. It found the inux of young professionals in Houston has prompted an increase in restaurants, galleries and stylish housing, which along with a thriving theatre and art scene make it an enviable place to live. Dallas and Seattle were also high on the list, coming in fourth and ďŹ fth, while San Francisco and New York just squeezed into the top 10.

THE former spokesman of late strongman Slobodan Milosevic took power in Serbia yesterday, telling Europe and the Balkans to forget the past and not fear the return of a political alliance that once led the country to war with NATO. After 12 hours of heated debate, lawmakers in the 250seat Serbian parliament voted 142 to 72 to endorse Socialist Party leader Ivica Dacic as prime minister at the helm of a coalition with nationalists. The alliance condemns to the opposition benches the main reformers who ousted Milosevic in 2000, raising concern in the West that Serbia might veer from the path they took towards joining the European Union. Dacic said EU membership was “a key goal�, but that he would not be made to answer anymore for Serbia’s dark past. “If they say the word Balkan means ‘blood and honey’, there’s been enough blood, it’s time to feel the taste of honey too,� the career politician told the assembly during a debate that ran late into the night. “Serbia is offering the hand of reconciliation, to all. Let’s not deal anymore with the past, let’s deal with the future.� The West is closely scrutinising Dacic’s ascent to the most powerful post in Serbia - in alliance with President Tomislav Nikolic’s nationalists - for any sign that the country may

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THEY came in the dead of night, broke into her home as she slept and poured a cocktail of acids over her face - burning her skin, melting her eyelids, nose, mouth and ears, and leaving her partially deaf and almost blind. Her crime? She had spurned their sexual advances. Nine years on, Sonali Mukherjee, 27, is appealing to the Indian government for medical support for skin reconstructive surgery as well as tougher penalties on her three assailants, who were released on bail after only three years in prison. Either that, she says, or authorities should give her the right to kill herself. Euthanasia is illegal in India. “For the last nine years, I am suffering ... living with-

Victim: Sonali Mukherjee out hope, without future. If I don’t have justice or my health, my only way out is to die,� she says, sitting on a bed in a sparsely furnished room above a Sikh temple in south Delhi. “I don’t want to live half a life, with half a face.� Sonali’s desperate plea highlights the heinous crime of throwing acid on women in India, the lack of support for

victims, and lax laws which have allowed attackers to get away with what activists say is the equivalent of murder. Acid violence - where acid is intentionally thrown to maim, disďŹ gure or blind - occurs in many countries across the world, and is most common in Cambodia, as well as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India where deep-rooted patriarchy persists. Around 1,500 acid attacks are reported globally each year, with 80 per cent of them on women, says Londonbased charity, Acid Survivors Trust International, adding this is a gross under-estimate as most victims are scared to speak out. There are no ofďŹ cial statistics for India, but a study conducted by Cornell University in January 2011 said there were 153 attacks reported in the media from 1999 to 2010.


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By Huw Jones SIX members of an illegal UK trading ring that netted 732,000 pounds ($1.15 million) were jailed yesterday for what the judge described as deliberate, planned and dishonest insider share dealing, marking another coup in the regulator’s crackdown. The four-and-a-half-month trial cost the UK’s Financial Services Authority (FSA) 5 million pounds - the longest and most complex prosecution to date in its “credible deterrence” drive against market abuses. “You knew precisely what you were doing,” Judge Jeffrey Pegden told Southwark Crown Court in London, adding that an element of deterrence was included in the prison terms because of the time-consuming nature of such cases. “Insider dealing is not a victimless crime,” he said. “Those involved are criminals, no more, no less.” The convicted six betrayed the principles of confidentiality and trust that are essential to the operation of the commercial world, he added. The case marked a strategic push into so-called digital forensics, whereby experts use the latest technology to sift through emails, telephone records and computers. “This is another significant milestone in our fight against insider dealing,” Tracey McDermott, the FSA’s acting director of enforcement, said in a statement. Last month the FSA said that a fifth of company announcements in Britain were still preceded by unexplained share price movement, indicating possible insider trading. The judge praised the watchdog’s meticulous and exhaustive investigation and sentenced Ali Mustafa, who obtained confidential information on planned mergers from where he worked in the print room of UBS, to three and a half years in prison. “You stole information from your employer,” the judge said. Pardip Saini and Paresh Shah were also sent down for three and a half years.

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US fears massacre is ‘imminent’ in Aleppo Battle for Aleppo seen as potential turning point By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Mariam Karouny PRESIDENT Bashar al-Assad’s artillery pounded rebel-held areas in and around Aleppo yesterday in preparation for an onslaught on Syria’s biggest city where the United States has said it fears a “massacre” may be imminent. Opposition sources said the shelling, which follows intensive ground and air bombardment, was an attempt to drive fighters inside Aleppo from their strongholds and to stop their comrades outside the city from resupplying them. “They are shelling at random to instil a state of terror,” said Anwar Abu Ahed, a rebel commander outside the city. The battle for Aleppo, a major power centre that is home to 2.5 million people, is being seen as a potential turning point in the 16-month uprising against Assad that could give one side an edge in a conflict where both the rebels and the government have struggled to gain the upper hand. A rebel commander said insurgents had attacked a convoy of Syrian army tanks heading towards the city, as the government continued to redeploy

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forces from other parts of the country to bolster its forces there. The fate of Syria itself - an ethnically fragmented nation of 22 million people - is likely to determine the future of the wider region for years to come amid fears that its own sectarian tensions could spill across borders. The US State Department said credible reports of tank columns moving on Aleppo, along with air strikes by helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, represented a serious escalation of Assad’s efforts to crush his opponents. “This is the concern: that we will see a massacre in Aleppo, and that’s what the regime appears to be lining up for,” Victoria Nuland, a spokeswoman for the State Department, said.

CHEERING ON REBELS Turkey, a former ally of Assad and now one of his fiercest critics, cheered on the rebels in Aleppo. “In Aleppo itself the regime is preparing for an attack with its tanks and helicopters ... my hope is that they’ll get the necessary answer from the real sons of Syria,” Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said in remarks broadcast on Turkish TV channels. As the remaining residents of Aleppo braced themselves for more bloodshed,

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General Robert Mood, the outgoing head of the UN monitoring mission, told Reuters he thought Assad’s days in power were numbered. “In my opinion it is only a matter of time before a regime that is using such heavy military power and disproportional violence against the civilian population is going to fall,” the Norwegian general, who left Damascus on July 19, said. Navay Pillay, the United Nations human rights chief, said a pattern had emerged as Assad’s forces resorted to shelling, tank fire and door-to-door searches. “All this, taken along with the reported build-up of forces in and around Aleppo, bodes ill for the people of that city,” she said in statement. Government troops stationed on the outskirts of the city unleashed barrages of heavy-calibre mortar rounds on its western districts, while Russianbuilt MI-25 helicopter gunships struck in the east, opposition activists inside the city said. The heavy fighting follows an audacious bomb attack on July 18 that killed four of Assad’s closest lieutenants in Damascus, a development that led some analysts to speculate that the government’s grip was slipping.

A BRITISH man who joked on Twitter that he would blow up an airport after it closed because of snow has had his conviction for sending a “menacing” message overturned in a landmark ruling for users of social media websites. Paul Chambers, 28, had sent the message in what he called a moment of frustration at not being able to catch a flight from Doncaster Robin Hood airport. He had later been arrested and sentenced but the High Court yesterday upheld his appeal against conviction. Speaking outside the court afterwards, Chambers’ barrister John Cooper, who had argued it was wrong to associate the tweet with terrorism, said it was a milestone ruling. “It’s a very big decision both nationally and internationally for hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people who use Facebook and Twitter,” he told the BBC. “It means that if you intend to make a joke and if what you do is a joke, however bad a joke that is, you cannot be prosecuted,” he added. The case revolved around a tweet sent by Chambers to a friend in January 2010, which read: “Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your shit together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!” Chambers said he sent the tweet to his 600 followers in a moment of frustration and never imagined it would be taken seriously. “It was surreal. My world became something else,” he said when asked how he felt when he was arrested. Of yesterday’s ruling he added: “It’s an important decision as far as social networks are concerned and as far as Twitter is concerned.”


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Business Bundesbank narrows ECB crisis-fighting options

Barclays reveals new probe, more US Libor lawsuits By Steve Slater and Matt Scuffham BARCLAYS Plc revealed a new regulatory probe and more US lawsuits yesterday, making it harder for the British lender to repair the damage to its reputation caused by its role in the interest rate-rigging scandal shaking banks. Despite these latest blows, Barclays beat forecasts with a profit of more than £4 billion ($6.3 billion) in the first six months of the year. The bank said its performance during July was ahead of last year and there has been no exodus of clients. The bank said yestreday that Britain’s financial regulator has started an investigation involving the bank and four current and former senior employees, including finance director Chris Lucas. The Financial Services Authority is investigating whether the bank made sufficient disclosures about the fees it paid under commercial agreements related to its capital raisings in June and November 2008. The bank said it is satisfied with its disclosures, but refused further comment. It also faces more US lawsuits after a record £290 million ($455.3 million) fine last month for rigging the Libor interest rate benchmark, sparking fierce criticism about its culture and risk-taking. More than a dozen other banks are expected to be drawn into the global Libor investigation and could also be fined.

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ECB may take losses in Greek debt plan Private creditors have already suffered big writedowns By Jan Strupczewski and John O’Donnell and Luke Baker EUROPEAN policymakers are working on “last chance” options to bring Greece’s debts down and keep it in the eurozone, with the ECB and national central banks looking at taking significant losses on the value of their bond holdings, officials said. Private creditors have already suffered big writedowns on their Greek bonds under a second bailout for Athens sealed in February, but this was not enough to put the country back on the path to solvency and a further restructuring is on the cards. The latest aim is to reduce Greece’s debts by a further €70-100 billion, several senior eurozone officials familiar

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Total outstanding officialsector credits to Greece, which also includes bilateral loans extended to Greece by eurozone governments, is about €220-230 billion. Politically it may be easier for policymakers to get the ECB and national central banks to take a hit on their bond holdings, rather than eurozone governments which would mean that taxpayers suffered direct losses. However, the process would still come with complications. First of all, several national central banks would probably have to be recapitalised, officials said. “The preference is that the OSI would happen on ECB books,” one of the sources said. “The ECB would have to be recapitalised as a result, but that would be politically much more acceptable than a loss for taxpayers.”

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restructuring of Greek debt as a last chance to restore the country to solvency, with the agreed goal of cutting its debt to 120 per cent of GDP by 2020 already seen as beyond reach. The International Monetary Fund, a party to the two rescue packages Greece has so far received, is in favour of overhauling Athens’ officialsector loans - a process policymakers refer to as “OSI” or official-sector involvement. “If I were to assign a percentage chance to OSI in Greece happening, I would say 70 per cent,” one eurozone official involved said. One of the options being worked on would involve the ECB and national central banks in the Eurosystem writing down the value of the Greek government bonds they hold by 30 per cent, under a process that bankers refer to as a “haircut”.

GERMANY’S powerful Bundesbank pushed back yesterday against European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s pledge to do whatever is necessary to protect the eurozone from collapse, but markets rallied on a report of imminent policy action. French newspaper Le Monde reported that the ECB and eurozone governments were preparing co-ordinated action to cut Spanish and Italian borrowing costs. European shares extended gains to trade some one per cent higher after the report’s release. The newspaper, citing unnamed sources, said the ECB was willing to take part in the action if governments agreed to tap the bloc’s bailout funds, the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) and the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). The report came a day after Draghi, in his boldest comments since taking the ECB’s helm last November, pledged to do whatever was necessary to protect the eurozone from collapse. Markets took Draghi’s pledge as a signal that the central bank is ready to defend Italy and Spain, whose borrowing costs have hit unsustainable levels, by buying their bonds. But the Bundesbank regards central bank purchases of sovereign debt as monetary financing of governments, from which the ECB is prohibited by European law. The German national central bank’s resistance could narrow the ECB’s options. “The mechanism of bond purchases is problematic because it sets the wrong incentives,” a Bundesbank spokesman told Reuters. The Bundesbank saw the possibility of the EFSF bailout buying government bonds “as less problematic", the spokesman added. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said he welcomed Draghi’s pledge and Berlin said it stood ready, just like the ECB, to do all in its power to ensure the survival of the euro.

IN A NATION wrenched by decades of war, perhaps it is of no surprise that one of Afghanistan’s most successful brands manufactures what is sorely lacking from the conflict-scarred landscape: joy. The rectangular vanilla bars mechanically dipped in thick chocolate at the Herat ice cream factory in western Afghanistan are a world away from intensifying violence in a war that has dragged on into its 11th year. Herat Ice Cream’s orange sorbets, coffee-flavoured bars, cones and a mock “Magnum” are sold in all of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, a rare success for a business benefitting from no foreign investment. Officials in Herat province bordering Iran now want to build on such a success to turn the region into a busi-

ness hub, creating a “Herat” brand in a nation where locals depending on foreign aid have largely failed at independent commerce. “I started with half a million and now my company is worth $15 million,” said Ahmad Faizi, Herat Ice Cream’s chief executive, who set up the firm almost nine years ago with his savings from an import business. His 216 employees work around the clock to make the country’s beloved treats, turning imported and local milk into 30 tonnes of ice cream a day. They sell for the equivalent of 30 cents a piece and generate $5 million a year in turnover. They are then boxed by headscarved women and shipped in chilled containers on Afghanistan’s often unpaved roads, even reaching Kandahar in the south, a stronghold of Taliban insurgents, and remote mountainous areas on the border with Pakistan.

Herat, a large, fertile province with the second biggest population after Kabul, is emerging as a success story, setting an example for the rest of the country. The local government expects Herat to contribute 20 per cent of national government revenue this year, or some $300 million, up two per cent on last year. The majority comes from customs duties collected from robust trade with Iran. “Herat has potential to be a business hub. We have a strong economy, we are big,” said Herat member of parliament Reza Khoushak Watandost, who also runs a local family-owned coal business. “In history, Herat was first to have businessmen who traversed the country,” he said in his office in the provincial capital of Herat city, which bustles with trade of Iranian-made products, many offering better quality than the

clothes and kitchenware for sale in the capital, Kabul. Vast agriculture potential, especially grain, fruit and meat, means Herat could thrive once foreign money dries up, says the US Department of Defense’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO), a Pentagon unit helping the Afghan economy. TFBSO predicts Herat’s $1 billion economy could jump to $2.4 billion a year by 2020, turning Herat’s food, marble and cashmere into a brand. These made-in-Herat goods have already come to symbolise quality. “We’re very confident that after 2014 things are actually going to get better because the distortions to the economy that donor money has brought to Afghanistan will begin to go away,” said its director, James Bullion, on a trip to Herat’s industrial park, one of a handful in the country.


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Opinion

Media watchdog overstepped its mandate on ‘sex mag’ complaint IT IS VERY difficult to comprehend the decision of the Cyprus Media Complaints Commission (CMCC) that the ‘sex issue’ of May’s Time Out magazine constituted a violation of the provision of the Code of Journalistic Ethics which demands that mass media respected and “promoted universal human values... human rights and the fundamental freedoms of everyone.” This was a decision based on puritanical prejudices and assumptions that essentially violated another human right – freedom of expression. The Commission had upheld the complaint lodged against the magazine by a group of NGOs which took offence to the magazine’s ‘sex issue’ on the grounds that it “normalises the sex industry... promotes and encourages the idea that women are for sale... portrayed women as sex objects and advertised them as commodities.” The magazine had devoted a page to cabarets and the services they offered - lap-dancing and strip shows – as well as listing two escort agencies. The complainants felt that “internationally, the role played by escort agencies in the recruiting in vulnerable groups is immense, particularly with regard to sexual exploitation and trafficking of women.” The NGOs are pursuing a noble cause in fighting against the sexual exploitation of women and human trafficking and it is their right to display a puritanical zeal. It is also their right to criticise a magazine or newspaper when they object to something it published. But the CMCC, on the other hand, was overstepping its powers in upholding the complaint against the magazine, basing its decision on nothing more than arbitrary assumptions. In its decision the CMCC said that the “the claims these establishments (cabarets, escort agencies) are not involved in the trafficking of women and that the women who offer their services in these do so of their own free will and not because they need to do so, would constitute not just naive disregard of reality but also hypocrisy.” It concluded thus: “This means that they are being exploited and that the human rights of women that are forced to offer their services in cabarets and escort agencies are flagrantly violated.” On what facts did the CMCC base its conclusions? Had it conducted a survey and found that all women working in cabarets were victims of trafficking and working there against their wishes? If this is the case, the cabarets and escort agencies must be reported to the police and the exploiters/traffickers charged. As they are doing nothing wrong in the eyes of the law it is not for the CMCC to censure any publication from writing about them, even if women’s rights groups complain.

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Migration challenge E

UROPE faces an immigration predicament. Mainstream politicians, held hostage by xenophobic parties, adopt anti-immigrant rhetoric to win over fearful publics, while the foreign-born are increasingly marginalised in schools, cities, and at the workplace. Yet, despite high unemployment across much of the continent, too many employers lack the workers they need. Engineers, doctors, and nurses are in short supply; so, too, are farmhands and health aides. And Europe can never have enough entrepreneurs, whose ideas drive economies and create jobs. The prevailing skepticism about immigration is not wholly unfounded. Many communities are genuinely polarised, which makes Europeans understandably anxious. But to place the blame for this on immigrants is wrong, and exacerbates the problem. We are all at fault. By not taking responsibility, we allowed immigration to become the scapegoat for a host of other, unrelated problems. The enduring insecurity caused by the global economic crisis, Europe’s existential political debates, and the rise of emerging powers is too often expressed in reactions against migrants. Not only is this unjust, but it distracts us from crafting solutions to the real problems. European countries must finally and honestly acknowledge that, like the United

Analysis Peter Sutherland and Cecilia Malmstrom States, Canada, and Australia, they are lands of immigrants. The percentage of foreignborn residents in several European countries – including Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and Greece – is similar to that in the US. Yet, despite this, we do not make the necessary investments to integrate newcomers into our schools and workplaces. Nor have we done enough to reshape our public institutions to be inclusive and responsive to our diverse societies. The issue is not how many new immigrants are accepted into the European Union, but acknowledging the nature and composition of the societies in which we already live. It is ironic – and dangerous – that Europe’s anti-immigrant sentiment is peaking just when global structural changes are fundamentally shifting migration flows. The most important transformation is the emergence of new poles of attraction. Entrepreneurs, migrants with Ph.Ds, and those simply with a desire to improve their lives are flocking to places like Brazil, South Africa, Indonesia, Mexico, China, and India. In the coming decade, most of the growth in migration will take place in

the global south. The West is no longer the Promised Land, placing at risk Europe’s ability to compete globally. The aging of Europe’s population is historically unprecedented. The number of workers will decline precipitously, and could shrink by almost one-third by mid-century, with immense consequences for Europe’s social model, the vitality of its cities, its ability to innovate and compete, and for relations among generations as the old become heavily reliant on the young. And, while history suggests that countries that welcome newcomers’ energy and vibrancy compete best internationally, Europe is taking the opposite tack by tightening its borders. But all is not lost. Europe got itself into this situation through a combination of inaction and short-sighted policymaking. This leaves considerable room for improvement. In fact, there are rays of hope in certain corners of Europe. Consider Sweden, which has transformed its immigration policy by allowing employers to identify the immigrant workers whom they need (the policy has built-in safeguards to give preference to Swedish and EU citizens). In more rational times, these reforms would be the envy of Europe, especially given the relative resilience of Sweden’s economy. They certainly have caught the attention of Australia and Canada, which aim to emulate them.

There have also been innovations in integrating immigrants. Some initiatives, albeit modest, encourage those with immigrant backgrounds to apply for public-sector jobs in police forces, fire departments, media, and elsewhere. Such measures also respond to the urgent need for public institutions that look like the populations they serve. But, while we know what to do, we now need to muster the political will to do it. The good news is that, if we get integration right, we will be far more likely to bring publics along on more open immigration policies. No country is an island when it comes to migration, and none can address it alone. We have a long way to go, probably in a climate that will not turn favourable to immigration for many years. How much progress we can make will hinge on our ability to break through the myths about migration.  Peter Sutherland, Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and the London School of Economics, and a UN Special Representative for Migration and Development, was Director General of the World Trade Organisation, EU Commissioner for Competition, and Attorney General of Ireland. Cecilia Malmstrom is EU Commissioner for Home Affairs and was Sweden’s Minister for Europe

Yesterday, the Olympics and ringing a bell... IT’S THURSDAY. Tomorrow at 8.12 am exactly I am going to stand in a street in the Tory heartlands of UK and ring a bell. It’s the idea of Martin Creed, winner of the Turner prize, ‘ for his Work No.1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes’ . It’s nominally to start the Olympics, it’s nominally to break the world record for number of people ringing a bell simultaneously, but I’m going to ring my bell for something different. Ever since Lord Coe announced on BBC Radio 4 that those of us attending the Olympics wouldn’t be allowed in if we were wearing ‘Pepsi’ logos on T-shirts there’s been a mood of anarchy growing in Britain. Everyone understands that sponsorship is necessary to make events happen;

IDLE IDL LE CCHATTER HATT Lauren O’Hara beeplauren@yahoo.ie

and everyone understands that it benefits the sponsors in advertising and sales; but, what about those of us who have bought tickets, who pay taxes, who will not be able to get to work on time for two weeks because of lane closures in London, don’t we deserve a say? People are fed up of being bossed about. On Sunday I’m off to Wembley, beneath the largest single span arch in the world, to see team GB take on the might of

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the UAE. It has already involved booking train tickets in advance, spending three sessions on the computer, where tickets could only be purchased by VISA, and a total cost for six of us of about 500 pounds. We’re warned if we enter the venue we will not be able to leave and re-enter. We’re told to get there two hours before the event, as there are two matches and it starts at 5pm and ends at 10pm. They recommend no bags but if we must, make them small with a maximum liquid allowed to survive the 7 hours just 100mls. I’m not the only one starting to think ‘security’ is about making sure the big sponsors of Coca Cola and McDonalds get to make record sales inside the stadium. Nevertheless, we’re pleased

to be part of the event, because like most of those who have jumped the hurdles of getting tickets to cross the finishing line, we know that the real people that matter are the young sportsmen and women who have worked so hard to be the best in their field. So as Big Ben chimes 42, and people press horns in traffic jams along the M4, and mobile phone users sound downloads on packed tube trains, and church bells, and doorbells, and hand-bells ring across the land. I am going to stand in the centre of our street and dong my gong for jobs and hope, for ‘passing bells’ remind me of Wilfred Owen’s ‘Anthem for a Doomed Youth’ and now more than ever, we need to stand up, be heard and hope someone listens.

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25 years ago Thursday July 28, 1987

The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is passed, establishing African-American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.

The former head of the Chernobyl nuclear power station and two aides were sentenced yesterday to 10 years in a labour camp, the maximum term they faced for their part in the world’s worst nuclear accident.

1914 Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia after Serbia rejects the conditions of an ultimatum sent by Austria on July 23 following the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand.

1965 President Johnson commits a further 50,000 US troops to the conflict in Vietnam.

1976 More than 200,000 people are feared dead after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake hits China.

2005 The IRA formally orders an end to its armed campaign and says it will pursue exclusively peaceful means.

35 years ago Saturday July 28, 1977 The Cyprus government will spend £200,000 for infrastructure work to help the Kokkinohoria area development just south of Famagusta, as part of its policy to reactivate life and business in the buffer areas. An official announcement yesterday said that the Council of Ministers approved the plans prepared for the area by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

45 years ago Sunday July 28, 1967 Two bodies were found in a dry river bed near the Turkish village of Stavrokonou in Paphos yesterday. Informed UN sources said the bodies had not been identified but they were believed to be those of Turkish Cypriot villagers ambushed three days ago. The area has been the centre of intercommunal violence recently. At least seven people have been murdered, four Greeks and three Turks.


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Showbiz

Tears on both sides over Kristen’s fling

Madonna voices her love for the tolerant French

Twilight couple split over Kristen’s dalliance with director

Heartbroken Robert has since moved out of the LA home he shared with Kristen

POP star Madonna treated fans to an intimate show at Paris’ famed Olympia theatre on Thursday, voicing her love for a France that is open to minorities and artists and reinterpreting “Je t’aime moi non plus,” a song laced with sexual innuendo. Tickets for the surprise show - a last-minute addition to Madonna’s “MDNA” tour - were offered first to members of her fan club, starting at 80 euros ($98), and sold out within minutes. Some people began gathering outside the Olympia as early as Wednesday for the show, and anticipation was running high. In the end, reaction was mixed and some in the audience voiced disappointment at the show’s length, a mere 45 minutes. A few called for refunds as they left the 2,700seat theatre, Paris’ oldest surviving music hall which has welcomed iconic stars from Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel to the Rolling Stones. The concert was expected to have a political overtone to it, and Madonna started off on a rebellious note. “I have a special affinity with France, and I have for many years,” the pop star shouted at the start. “It could go all the way to Napoleon because I think of myself as a revolutionary.” Yet there was no repeat of the performance she gave

disturbed by some dog walkers and each time “as soon as they heard a voice, they would split up and walk in opposite directions”. Robert has since moved out of the Los Angeles home he shared with Kristen. The heartbroken actor has packed his bags and left the couple’s residence after she confessed to cheating on him and is now said to be in seclusion. A source told People: “I’m not sure they’ll be able to recover from this. Robert is heartbroken and angry.” After pictures emerged of Kristen and Rupert - who has two children with his wife Liberty Ross – kissing, the 22-year-old actress issued a statement saying how sorry she was.

True to form, the 53-year-old pop star offered up an array of sexy outfits and age-defying moves

ROBERT Pattinson and Kristen Stewart both cried after she admitted to cheating on him. The couple – who have been dating for almost four years since meeting on the set of the Twilight Saga franchise – have come face to face since the truth about her relationship with director Rupert Sanders was revealed and it left them both devastated. A source told Hollywoodlife. com: “Rob has been in contact with Kristen and has already had the awkward first meeting with her in person since the news. Tears have certainly been shed over the whole situation from both. It’s a complete mess right now with them.” Robert, 26, is sure to have been devastated after hearing that Kristen, 22 and 41year-old married father of two, Rupert, couldn’t keep their hands off each other in Los Angeles last week. The pair were spotted indulging in a series of passionate embraces by a photographer who said the Snow White and the Huntsman director was “all over” his leading lady. A source told Us Weekly magazine: “He was all over her” while another source added they “would only take a break (from kissing) when they thought someone was walking by”. A photographer followed Kristen from her Los Feliz home on July 17, when the actress pulled into the parking lot of a deserted building and Rupert, 41, got into her car. The source explained: “It seemed like they couldn’t get enough. Kristen was sitting up with her back against the driver’s-side window, and this guy was kissing her entire body.” The pair left when they thought they were being watched and drove to an area near the Hollywood sign and Kristen appeared “swept up in the moment” as they kissed and cuddled outside the car. While the area they were in was quite deserted, they were

Kristen - who started dating Robert after meeting on the set of the first ‘Twilight’ film -said: “I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardised the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.” Kristen is now determined to win Robert back with the insider adding: “Kristen really loves Rob more than anything. He’s all that matters to her right now.” Meanwhile, Sanders’ father, Michael, says the filmmaker’s fling with Kristen was “very brief” and that it is all a lot of fuss about nothing. He told People: “From what

I gather nothing really happened and it is all a lot of fuss about nothing. “I should imagine it was something very brief. She is a very pretty girl and when you work that closely with someone for so long, sometimes things happen.” Sanders went on to describe his son Rupert as “honorable” and said he hopes all the fuss blows over soon. Rupert has since released a statement, admitting his guilt and desperate to make amends. “I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family. My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together,” he said.

at the 80,000-seat Stade de France on July 14, which angered France’s far right party leader Marine Le Pen by showing a picture of her with a swastika superimposed on her face. France’s National Front has since announced it will sue her. On Thursday, Madonna offered only veiled criticism of the party’s antiimmigrant stance, paying homage to a France which she said once “opened its arms to minorities”. “I know that I have made a certain Marine Le Pen very angry with me,” she said, adding that her intention was not to make enemies. “We are entering some very scary times in the world. People are afraid, and what happens when people are afraid? They say ‘get out! You’re the reason. You’re the problem. You’re to blame’,” she told the audience. True to form, the 53-year-old offered up an array of sexy outfits and age-defying moves, at one point adding a French touch for Parisian fans with a black leather pencil skirt, red lipstick, and a French beret. She paid tribute to several French artists, including actor Alain Delon and singer Piaf. “I walk in her footsteps, actually I crawl in her footsteps”, she said of the “La Vie en rose” singer while kneeling on stage.

Lopez says motherhood is most important thing to her Jeremy Renner once took a Viagra pill by mistake JENNIFER Lopez says motherhood is the most important thing to her. The former American Idol judge has twins Max and Emme, four, from her former marriage to Marc Anthony and although she has a successful career, Jennifer insists none of it is important without her kids. She told MTV: “Mommy. It’s just the one thing you don’t want to mess up. You can mess up in all other areas and get back up, but you don’t want to mess up there. “They’re so precious to you,

Jennifer Lopez and they make everything better in my life. They make me feel better every single day. Definitely, it’s the most important thing.”

Jennifer, 43 – who is dating back-up dancer Casper Smart, 25 - also revealed that praise from her kids means more to her than from anyone else in the world. She explained: “You know, my daughter gets very excited (when I perform) and then my son says nothing. But then, like, we’ll be in the car randomly, and yesterday he says to me, ‘Mommy, you’re a great singer.’ And I was like, ‘Thank you, baby.’ No fanfare with it ... just matter-of-factly, ‘I think you’re good.’ And of course, that made my day.”

JEREMY Renner once took Viagra by mistake because he thought it was a sleeping pill. The Bourne Legacy actor had to take a round trip from Los Angeles to London and asked for some pills to help him sleep. While Jeremy thought the medication he was given was sleeping tablet Ambien, it was actually Viagra, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction, making his journey very uncomfortable. He told chat show host Jimmy Kimmell: “I had to get off the plane to go to work so I had to sleep on the plane. Somebody gave me some pills ... so great. “I took a little sleeping pill ... and nothing was happening but something else was happening, and I saw pretty quickly that

that ‘A’ was a little ‘V’ on the pill. “Not only did I not sleep on the entire flight, I was camping. ... There was no walking. If I had to go to the restroom, it was so embarrassing.” Jeremy added it got even worse when Dennis Hopper’s young daughter wanted him to play a game with her and he worried he would get arrested if anyone noticed he had an erection. He explained: “I had Dennis Hopper, God rest his soul, laying next to me and his daughter was there playing with this little glass menagerie on the ledge ... I’m like playing with her and I’m like, ‘Hold on a second, man. I’m gonna go to jail, I’m gonna get arrested. This does not look good’.”


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Tech

What’s up dock? Apple set to shrink iPhone 5 connector New phone will not connect with myriad of accessories

By Jasmin Melvin

By Clare Jim and Lee Chyen Yee APPLE’S new iPhone will drop the wide dock connector used in the company’s gadgets for the best part of a decade in favour of a smaller one, a change likely to annoy the Apple faithful but which could be a boon for accessory makers. The iPhone 5, Apple’s next generation iPhone expected to go on sale around October, will come with a 19-pin connector port at the bottom instead of the proprietary 30pin port “to make room for the earphone moving to the bottom”, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. That would mean the new phone would not connect with the myriad of accessories such as speakers and power chargers that form part of the ecosystem around iPods, iPads and iPhones, without an adaptor. That means new business, analysts say. “It represents an opportunity for accessory vendors,” said Pete Cunningham, Londonbased analyst at technology research firm Canalys. “The iPhone connector has been a standard for a long time now and I would expect the same to be true for a new connector, should Apple change it as expected.” Apple did not immediately reply to an emailed request for comment.

‘Do Not Track’ spat risks legislative crackdown

The rumour mill is in overdrive over what the new and eagerly-anticipated iPhone 5 will look like

Tech blogs have long speculated on the demise of the 30-pin connector, which at 21 mm wide takes up a chunk of space, especially as the latest technologies such as microUSB offer more power in less space. They say that a smaller connector would give Apple more scope for new product designs or a bigger battery, or simply to make ever smaller products. Switzerland’s Logitech, one of the biggest makers of Apple speakers, declined to comment. But some enterprising vendors in China have already begun offering cases for the new phone, complete with earphone socket on the bottom and a “guarantee” the dimensions are correct. For some in the peripherals

industry, the change could open doors to new business. “iPod docking speaker sales have been declining for one or two years,” said an employee of a Hong Kong-based company that designs speakers especially for Apple products. “My previous factory is a lucky one. They shifted the focus to Bluetooth speakers, which proved a wise decision now,” the employee said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “It looks like while iPod speaker sales are going down, Bluetooth speaker sales are going up.” Apple has already said that some users of older models of its Macbook computers won’t be able to use the latest operating system to be announced soon, but analysts think it will be kinder to mobile gadget

users. “Apple needs to find a solution not to disappoint their current clients who want to upgrade to the new iPhone but are tied to an expensive accessory that have bought,” said Franciso Jeronimo, London-based analyst at technology research firm IDC. “I believe Apple will come up with some sort of adaptor so the new iPhone can be used with previous connectors.” It could be a difficult change for Apple to manage, even with an adaptor. “With a smaller connector, what am I going to do with my loudspeaker at home and the fitness pack that I use when I go to the gym? That’s the question,” said 24-year old Travis Tam, who owns an iPhone 4 and works as an account executive at a social

networking company in Hong Kong. “I feel that the premium gap between the next iPhone 5 and newest Android models is getting much smaller these days. That will mean that details such as having a smaller connector will mean more in whether I will continue to use an iPhone and switch to other Android phones.” A salesman surnamed Chan at an Apple reseller in Hong Kong thought a smaller connector would be a “pain”, and would spoil the clean lines and seamless connectivity that is Apple’s trademark. “There are ways around it as some of the speakers have an audio input point that can be connected directly to any iPhone with an earphone jack. It’s not a very elegant way of doing things, but it’s an alter-

Georgie app aims to help visually impaired By Natasha Baker

Creator Roger Wilson-Hinds, who is registered blind, named the service after his wife’s first guide dog

WHETHER it is getting off a bus or reading a menu, a new app aims to make life easier for the blind or visually impaired. Called Georgie, the app for Android devices enables people with little or no sight to accomplish daily activities that could be difficult for them. “The great thing that attracted me to creating the app was this notion of gaining confidence, and also having reassurance that you could press a button and get help if you were lost,” said Roger Wilson-Hinds, co-founder of Screenreader, a non-profit based in Peterborough, England, that developed the app. Users navigate the app’s features by passing their fingers over various options which are read aloud. Lingering on a particular option produces a

beep, indicating that the option has been selected. The app can make calls or send texts but it also provides location-based technologies, which can let users know, for example, when the next bus is coming, which direction they’re facing, or the ability to set location-based reminders. “You can actually record a GPS-tagged voice label to say ‘dangerous steps’ and as you’re approaching it the phone will tell you that there are dangerous steps there,” explained Alan Dean Kemp, the chief technology officer. Kemp added that the app is not meant to replace a seeingeye dog, but to provide added assistance. About 39 million people worldwide are blind, according to the World Health Organisation, and 285 million people are visually impaired. For Wilson-Hinds, who

is blind, one of his biggest struggles has been using public transit. “I used to struggle to know when to get off the bus every evening when I was coming home from work,” he said, adding that the app can give users information on upcoming bus stops while they’re travelling.It also reads out text, such as ingredients on a label, using a technology called optical character recognition (OCR). Wilson-Hinds said what makes the app unique is the way it is designed for the less tech-savvy person and the support it provides. “We’ve brought them all together into a little bundle so that you’re not switching in and out of apps,” he said. Screenreader is also selling Georgie smartphones, Android-based Samsung phones that come pre-installed with the Georgie app.

THE White House wants a ‘Do Not Track’ option put on websites to give consumers greater control of their personal information online but Internet companies and privacy groups are at odds on how tight the controls should be. The stalemate could lead to a legislative crackdown on Internet privacy if left unresolved. That has firms like Google and Facebook that rely heavily on collecting user data worried that any legislation could lead to cuts in online advertising that would eat into their profits. The US administration has looked to an Internet standards setting body, already eyeing a ‘Do Not Track’ mechanism and with an aggressive timeline in place, to corral everyone into a room and onto teleconferences to reach a deal. With over 10 months of talks under the group’s belt, they are still talking but are arguably no closer to an agreement than when they started. The sides are so far apart that they don’t even agree on what ‘Do Not Track’ means. To privacy advocates, it is halting data collection so a consumer can surf the Web without any prying eyes collecting information about their online activities for economic gain. To the industry, however, it means not targeting ads to a consumer based on their Web viewing history, but data collection would continue for other purposes. The next step, if no consensus is reached by the year’s end, will likely test regulatory and congressional threats of legislation to enforce Internet privacy. This puts Internet companies in the midst of an existential dilemma as their business models rely on consumers parting with their personal information to bolster ad revenue. “We want to reduce the profile, the data footprint of citizens who increasingly spend a lot of time online today,” said Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Centre for Digital Democracy, a nonprofit active in policing privacy. Online advertisers and Web companies say such data is now the lifeblood of the Internet. “If you get rid of that, you kill the Internet. It’s just that simple,” Linda Woolley, executive vice president of government affairs at the Direct Marketing Association, said of the dangers of ceasing data collection. What some once viewed as a sideline - collecting and selling consumers’ data to advertisers - the Internet ecosystem took on as its main source of revenue, in return providing consumers with free Web content and services.


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What’s on

films

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

Times are subject to change, so check first with cinemas before you head out

NICOSIA The Dark Knight Rises (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.30 and 10.15pm, and (Screen 2) at 8pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 5.30 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 1.30pm, and (Screen 2) at 8pm, weekends also at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Dictator (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 11.25am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Lucky One (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 5.30, 8.15 and 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

8pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) (in 3D, in Greek), weekends only at 11.30am; KCineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25 and 8pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

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

Summer Open-Air Marathon (tomorrow: Le Mepris) (in French, with Greek subtitles) Konstantia Open-Air Cinema, Wednesday to Sunday at 9pm. Tel: 22-348203

The Lucky One (K) Rio 5 at 6.30, 8.20 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 5) at 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

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The Amazing Spider-Man (12) Rio 2 at 8 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 5.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Dictator (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Haywire (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Dark Knight Rises (12) Rio 1 at 7.45 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.30 and 10.15pm, and (Screen 2) at 8pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Summer Open-Air Marathon (tonight: Unmade Beds) Konstantia Open-Air Cinema, Wednesday to Sunday at 9pm. Tel: 22-348203

The Dictator (15) Rio 3 at 8.20 and 10.10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Amazing Spider-Man (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45 and 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 7.45 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 2 (in 3D, in English), daily (except weekends) at 6.20pm. Rio 3 (in 3D, in Greek) at 6.30pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Rio 4 (in 2D, in Greek) at 6.30, 8.20 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in 3D, in Greek) at 5.25pm. K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm. K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25 and 8pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Haywire (15) Rio 6 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 5.30pm. Tel: 25-871410

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in 3D, in Greek) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25 and

The Dark Knight Rises (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.30 and 10.15pm, and (Screen 2) at 8pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Lucky One (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 5.30, 8.15 and 10.30pm. Tel: 77778383 The Amazing Spider-Man (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in 3D, in Greek) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25 and 8pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Haywire (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

PAPHOS The Dark Knight Rises (12) Rio 1 at 5, 7.45 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000

The Dictator (15) Rio 5 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.20, 8 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Lucky One (K) Rio 4 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.20, 8.10 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Amazing Spider-Man (12) Rio 7 at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 3 (in 2D, in Greek) at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.20, 8.10 and 10pm. Rio 6 (in 3D, in English) at 6 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.20 and 10pm. Rio 6 (in 3D, in Greek) at 8pm, weekends at 8.10pm. 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 2 at 10pm, weekends at 10.10pm. Tel: 26-207000

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listings Today Music Haris Alexiou and Dimitra Galani Two of the greatest female voices from Greece present a programme with popular songs by great composers as well as songs written by themselves. July 28. Medieval Paphos Castle. 9pm. €35. Tel: 25878744

Theatre The Eumenides Play by Aeschylus performed by the Ruth Kanner Theatre Group, Israel, within the framework of the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama. July 28. Curium Ancient Theatre, Limassol. 9pm. €10/17. With English and Greek subtitles. Tel: 77-772717/25-324025/26947037. www.tickethour.com

Other Events Basketball Player Development and Motivation Seminar PeacePlayers - Cyprus (PPI-CY) hosts seminar led by the NBA’s Brooklyn NETS Assistant Coach Doug Overton. July 28. Home for Cooperation Opposite Ledra Palace, Buffer Zone, Nicosia. 10am-12midday. RSVP essential: mvasilara@ peaceplayersintl.org, telephone 22660061 Or Orhun Mevlit by phone at 00905428581307 or by email: omevlit@yahoo.com

Quaker fitXlevel Games Competition looking for the fittest men and women in Cyprus with groups of four completing ten exercises as fast as possible. July 28. Famagusta Nautical Club, 28th October Street, Limassol. 4pm. Tel: 99–746344 Lifeline Charity concert with George Stamataris, Tefkros Neocleous, Lukas Louka (piano). Also featuring the band Mccs Fade, acrobats BLF Crew with fire & light show, illusionist Nicholas Liotatis, children’s playground and items for sale. July 28. Finikoudes Promenade, Athinon Avenue, Larnaca. 8pm. Free

Tomorrow Music Haris Alexiou and Dimitra Galani Two of the greatest female voices from Greece present a programme with popular songs by great composers as well as songs written by themselves. July 29. Municipal Gardens Theatre, Limassol. 9pm. €35. Tel: 25-878744 Dorsaf Hamdani One of the leading representatives of contemporary Arabic music performs live within the framework of the Ethnic Festival. July 29. Heroes Square, Limassol. 8.30pm. Free

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The Frogs Play by Aristophanes performed by the Magdalena Zira and her Theatre Group. July 29. Makarios III Amphitheatre, Nicosia. 9pm. €10/17. With English and Greek subtitles. Tel: 77-772717/25-324025/26-947037. www.tickethour.com

Sharing Stories A travelling dance performance by Amfidromo Dance Company. Part of the official cultural programme of the EU Presidency. July 30-31. Starting at Solomou Square, Nicosia. 7pm. Tel: 99-698691. Email: info@ amfidromo.com

Xorko Art Collaboration Movement A village music festival featuring various local DJs and musicians playing live. July 27-29. Arminou Village, Paphos. €5 - general 3 day entrance. €10 – camping. http://www.facebook.com/XorkoFestival.Arminou

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Pegeia Coalition of Independents Monthly meeting all welcome, refreshments at the bar. July 30. Paliomonastiro Park. 6pm. www.pegeiacoalition. org. info@pegeiacoalition.org

Pixides Live On the occasion of the recording of their first album Greek rock band play live. July 30. Avlea Music Stage, 2 Emanuel Roidi, Strovolos, Nicosia. 10pm. Tel: 22-675638 Dorsaf Hamdani One of the leading representatives of contemporary Arabic music performs live within the framework of the Ethnic Festival. July 30. Phaneromeni Square, old Nicosia. 8.30pm. Free

Theatre Antigone Opera by Tommaso Traetta based on play by Sophocles and performed by the Skull of Yorick Productions, United Kingdom, within the framework of the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama. July 30. Curium Ancient Theatre, Limassol. 9pm. €10/17. With English and Greek subtitles. Tel: 99-542165. www.tickethour.com

Ongoing Dance Ninth Summer Contemporary Dance Festival Five choreographers present site-specific contemporary dance performances. July 24-29. Multiple locations in Limassol. Starts from 7.30pm. Tel: 77-772552 www.neakinisidance.com.cy

Other Events Paphos Rainbow Festival of Fine Arts Three days of music, dance and art related activities. July 27-29. Paphos Harbour. From 5pm. Free/€10. Tel: 99313085

Power of the Night Metal festival with bands from the UK, Italy, Greece and Cyprus. July 27-28. Central Campus of the University of Cyprus, 75 Kallipoleos Avenue, Nicosia. 5.30pm. €18/28. Tel: 96-557759/ 22-894000 13th Paradise Jazz Festival Two weekends filled with music. July 27-28 and August 3-4. Paradise Place, Pomos, Paphos. €15 per night/ jam session €10. Tel: 26-342537/99516932. Performances run at various times from 9pm to 9.30pm. paradiseplace@cytanet.com.cy

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Yialloura Satiriko Theatre presents Cypriot play by Michalis Pashiardis, based on the poem by Dimitris Lipertis. Until July 29. Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre, 11-15 Vladimiros Kafkarides Street, Aglantzia. Every Saturday and Sunday at 8.30pm. In Greek. €12/7. Tel: 22-312940/22421609

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

Miss Julie XMAS Production presents the classic work by August Strindberg as adapted by Patrick Marber. July 27-28. Ancient Odeon, Paphos. 9pm. In Greek. €20/45. Tel: 70-003313

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

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

Nicosia International Airport Solo photography exhibition by Andreas Efstathiou. Until August 30. Is Not Gallery, 11 Odysseus, Chrysaliniotissa, Nicosia. MondaySaturday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Tel: 22-343670

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The princess of Arab song concludes Ethnic Festival Announcement Other Events Donate your hankies DONATIONS of white handkerchiefs are being sought from the people of Paphos and beyond that will become a part of the Megalo Tama, an artwork that will be made by Irish artist Miriam McConnon at the ‘hanky tree’ above the catacombs in Paphos. Just a kilometre away from Kato Paphos port you’ll find the Ayia Solomoni church. It was originally a Christian catacomb that was home to some 12th century frescoes. At the entrance on a rock above the church you will find what is believed to be a sacred tree. The tree’s roots stretch far underground making it appear to grow miraculously out of the rocks. This centuries old terebinth tree, often referred to as the hanky tree, has a legend of its own and it is believed that those who hang personal offerings on its branches will be cured of any illnesses or ailments they may have. These personal offerings are usually handkerchiefs and even today many locals and visitors leave theirs in the hope of a cure. The tree is festooned with handkerchiefs, some of which have decomposed into rags, left by local people once they have prayed in the chapel and drunk the water below it. The art project will come to fruition by late September and what McConnon plans to do, is collect handkerchiefs and pieces of lace from the public to create a very large handkerchief which will then be used to cover the entire sacred tree. The tree will remain covered for two weeks. Those wishing to take part in this unsual project must send in their white hankies to the artist by September 15. The artwork The Megalo Tama will be created as part of a larger art project Insight, which is sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the department of antiquities for the presidency of the EU. The Megalo Tama – Donation for Handkerchiefs Art project by Miriam Mc Connon that uses handkerchiefs donated by the public to create a very large handkerchief to cover the sacred tree at Ayia Solomoni church in Kato Paphos. Deadline September 15. To donate a handkerchief or for further information contact Miriam on 99-554829. Address: 6a Prevezis Street, Paphos, 8028, Cyprus. Email: miriammcconnonart@gmail.com

AFTER A month dedicated to concerts that embrace thriving, cosmopolitan sounds from around the world, the Rialto World Ethnic Music Festival comes to a close this weekend with a bang, as final act, Dorsaf Hamdani takes to the stage with her band. The festival has so far introduced local crowds to emerging stars – or longhidden gems – within the world’s broad s. Others sweep of diaspora communities. am have already attained mainstream popular acclaim, within ethnic music nguage circles. If music is a universal language er, these that overcomes barriers, together, uits of artists represent some of the fruits ever-increasing cross-cultural mingling. As a member of the European Forum he fesof Worldwide Music Festivals, the tival shares the vision that the world is a mosaic of local traditions and music estival with equal values. This year’s festival o the fold also adds another dimension to ency and as Cyprus holds the EU Presidency ure of thus focuses on the unique nature dge of Cyprus as a crossroads and bridge continents and cultures. After seven highly-skilled muscians ans perent of the form live, the final musical element festival will come from the Arab speaking d’ of huge world; an all-encompassing ‘land’ cities and tiny, isolated villages of modern ingenuity and ancient spirituality,, and rtistic most certainly a source of rich artistic traditions that go back millenia. The music of the Middle East is now ow ry coming full-circle as contemporary om musicians assimilate elements from ad their many of the musical forms that had ed in the beginnings in Arabic music. Raised mdani musical traditions of Tunisia, Hamdani

On The Scene Dance Coexistence through dance WHILE the Summer Contemporary Dance Festival comes to a close tonight in Limassol, dance fans in the capital will have the opportunity to witness some site-specific dance of their own as Amfidromo Chorotheatro presents its latest dance piece under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency of the EU Council. Entitled Sharing Stories, the project is inspired by the history of sites, issues and themes that the sites reveal, discovering current and future daily life. Choreographers unfold the characters of the performers, their emotions, thoughts and moods. The piece is choreographed by the local Elena Christodoulidou and Ido Tadmor from Isreal.

takes a much more respectful view of the musical past. She honours the great female singers of the Arab world by recreating their artistry. At a young age she stood out for her talent and dedication to music. Her father and grandmother were a great source of inspiration and encouraged and supported her enthusiasm for the world of music. Following studies in Tunisia and Paris, she developed her identity and soon captured the interest of the best composers of Tunisia as she was selected to accompany the finest musicians in an international tour of the Tunisia

After years of teaching creative dance here on the island while also directing a dance school, Christodoulidou went on to establish the Amfidromo Dance Company in 1998. She is now the president of the New Movement of dance groups, dancers and choreographers of Cyprus and the president of Dance Lab Nicosia (a non-profit organisation) that offers daily dance classes for professional dancers, organises projects, seminars, collaborations and dance activities for the dancers of Nicosia. Dance Lab Nicosia is a founding member of Dance House Nicosia. Meanwhile in the landscape of Israeli artists, Tadmor’s image stands out prominently. A star dancer, choreographer, public persona, television celebrity and fashion designer, among other things, Tadmor is a well-known, well-loved member of the Tel Aviv creative elite. For years, he has showcased his phenomenal physique in self-choreographed solos or pieces made by internationally acclaimed artists.

Symphony Orchestra. Hamdani is also the recipient of numerous awards and prizes having won the second prize for Arabic Music in Jordan in 1995 and the Golden Disc of Tunisian Song in 1996. If legendary Lebanese singer Fairuz is the queen of Arabic song, then Hamdani is the princess. The skill with which she handles eastern but also western musical techniques has ranked her among the leading representatives o of contemporary Arabic music renaissa renaissance. For he her concerts in Cyprus she will be partic participating with virtuoso musicians violi violinist Mohamed Lassoed, cellist Anis Fliss, percussionist Mondher Ou and kanun player Slim Jaziri. Ouafi Ha Hamdani and company will perfor live in Limassol and Nicosia. form The first concert takes place tomo morrow at Heroes Square and a pe performance will also be held in Nic Nicosia at Phaneromenis Square, on Monday, within the framework of the event Summer Nights. The concerts are free, so don’t miss som of the leading representatives some c of contemporary Arabic music’s conc concerts. Dors Hamdani Dorsaf One of the leading representatives of contemp contemporary Arabic music performs live th framework of the Rialto World within the M Ethnic Music Festival. 8.30pm. Free July 29: Heroes Square, Limassol. July 30: Phaneromeni Square, old town Nicosia. By Ledha Socratous

Some of you might be familiar with him as he performed three different pieces of his work to close the 15th European Dance Festival on June 30 at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol. The duo have now joined forces for Sharing Stories. Along with eleven dancers, the artistic group will make their way through the streets of Nicosia and lure or attract the unsuspecting passerby through the world of movement. The idea behind this project is to challenge the viewer’s perception of dance and to encourage them to shift their thoughts between tangible everyday reality and the elusive dream. Two performances are coming up on Monday and Tuesday which will last approximately 70 minutes. It’s important to note that this is a travelling dance performance, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes, as the experience involves the general public following the dance team across town, albeit not a long distance. The starting point is Solomou Square, moving on to

the Houses of Parliament, the Municipal Gardens and ending on the grass area with a dance of praise to coexistence. Sharing Stories A travelling dance performance by Amfidromo Dance Company. Part of the official cultural programme of the EU Presidency. July 30-31. Starting at Solomou Square, Nicosia. 7pm. Tel: 99-698691. Email: info@amfidromo.com

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ATE Britain’s Another London exhibition provides more than a snapshot of the changing face of Britain’s capital as it journeys through five decades. The magnificent collection of stories, transmitted through photography, focuses on the years between 1930 and 1980, when some of the best-known photographers from around the world came to the city to work around its increasingly diverse communities. Hung in chronological order in the spacious Linbury Gallery, the 180 images look at London through the eyes of foreign visitors, refugees and new residents. The result

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tilts perceptions of these subjects as they are set against the backdrop of the Thames, architecture, streets and a few smoky pub and café interiors. Of the many legends on show, the “father of modern photography”, Henri Cartier-Bresson, inspired his Magnum agency colleagues – including Elliott Erwitt, Martine Franck and Bruce Davidson - to visit, but most significant are the many fabulous, under-exposed photographs by women, including Dora Maar, Markéta Luskacová and Dorothy Bohm. More often than not, women are in the frame too. A street

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Coronation of King George VI, 1937 The crammed audience awaiting the Coronation of George VI on May 12, 1937, is an unusually detailed picture for the legendary Henri CartierBresson, who usually concentrates on a few characters in his scenes. The crowd, sitting and standing on a plinth in Trafalgar Square, is presented in three vertical tiers and reveals little joy at the occasion, while the de rigueur black and white film used for documentary photography then assists that gloom. But Cartier-Bresson still

found his famous “decisive moment” in two halves of the audience – those turning in search of action and those looking into the camera. A focus is on the man in a dark suit who lies asleep or drunk on discarded newspapers carrying the day’s story. That deep foreground fills a third of the photograph in an unusual composition. More familiar are Cartier-Bresson’s character studies in the exhibition and his lyrical distant shots which relish London’s fogs.

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2 Markéta Luskacová, Cafe Bethnal Green Road, 1979 This scene in a café on Bethnal Green Road features four characters who resemble actors in a film of a forgotten Beckett play. A beautifully dramatic, modernist photograph in composition and tonal range, it creates an existential detachment between the men and the camera. A focus is on the glowing white cup held by the blonde man but then the eye moves around the differently positioned hands touching their faces and emphasising the feel of a classical painting. Markéta

Luskacová moved to London from Prague in 1970 after graduating in photography. Her lighting suggests the influence of the Constructivists in its angularity and the flat tones of the blank walls. For several years she documented the inhabitants of Spitalfields and Brick Lane using natural light. Examples in this exhibition are similarly dramatic and cinematic, most perfectly illustrated by the blonde in a wig at a Petticoat Lane Market stall.

In the still sexually austere 1960s, this photograph was taken a year after the first legal publication of DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover. It is part of Lutz Dille’s Untitled 1961 series, which are perfect examples of street photography, a theme pervading this entire exhibition. His contribution reveals an acute eye for style: the two schoolboys’ neat ties and semi-quiffed hair describe that, but the most self-consciously constructed look is worn by a teenage

boy standing beside a hawker of religious iconography. Wearing a neat tweed suit and suede shoes, he stares from behind dark Roy Orbison shades like a perfect model for a Donovan or Duffy shoot. Dille was born in Germany in 1922, emigrated to Canada in 1958 and travelled widely before settling in Europe and moving to Wales. Vanity wasn’t the only angle to his work: the one-legged man selling flowers from a pram reveals a different sensitivity from that search for the cool.


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xhibition at London’s Tate Britain looks at the country’s tographers. Sue Steward puts her favourites in the frame photograph by Jacques Henri Lartigue of his fur coated friend Bibi opens the exhibition and introduces that treasured gift for photographers: smog, whose grainy effect lends mystery, suspense and romance to many scenes. Bill Brandt’s portrait of a young woman kneeling to scrub the steps of her house contrasts with the hand delivered Daily Telegraph on the steps of a mansion and reflects the pervasive interest in the social extremes of London’s class system. London’s markets have always been rich pickings for action, drama and intimate character portraits, particularly

in the East End. Similarly, the changing demographics after the 1960s saw new subjects for photographers, including Caribbean immigrants, the politics of racist graffiti and a different beauty on the streets. Punks, mixed-race couples and Bay City Rollers fans all symbolise the unrest and offer more familiar scenes from the Thatcher era. This vibrant exhibition offers an insight into London’s historical and social background but the characters that it hones in on are the biggest draw. Here are six photographs that caught my eye.

Al Vandenberg, Portobello Road, 1974 The smiles of these two London schoolgirls are framed by halos of Afro hair, a style picked up from the iconic imagery of America’s Black Power heroine, Angela Davis. They radiate a pride and confidence that had been diminished in their Caribbean parents after previous decades of racist hostility in Vandenberg’s

chosen Notting Hill neighbourhood. A Bostonian who studied in New York under Richard Avedon and Bruce Davidson, Al Vandenberg moved to England in 1965 and became hugely successful. His photographs reveal the obvious influence of Bruce Davidson’s legendary documentary of the residents of Harlem

in the 1960s, and his ease with his subjects is evident in every frame in this exhibition. He documents the changing society through portraits of mixed-race couples, proudly liberated gays and the hippy rock lifestyle. He also worked as an art director – most memorably for the cover of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album.

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Wolfgang Suschitzky, From St Paul’s, 1942 This unusual scene, taken at the height of the London Blitz from St Paul’s Cathedral, depicts a long stretch of streets almost flattened by German bombings. The usual chaos of rubble is gone and low walls outline the original rooms. The stunning composition is built around a wide road lying on the diagonal across the frame and moving like a river towards the Thames and the distant misty skyline where Tower Bridge is silhouetted. Standing intact, it is a sym-

Bruce Davidson, Untitled, 1960 When the American photographer Bruce Davidson first went to London in 1960 after many years working in Paris he explored a diverse range of social situations. His main attraction was socially marginalised people. His sensitivity towards his subjects has created a precious and vast archive of people at

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work and play. This portrait of a ticket collector is unusual in comparison with the typical interaction he enjoys with his subjects. Her stern, startled expression suggests that Davidson was using the portable Leica that still always hangs around his neck, and which caught her unawares - a cheeky charac-

teristic which permeates his work. The strong light from the carriage windows were perfect for this fast-action moment, which contrasts with his carefully composed series of people riding the New York Subway (1980) - a selection from which appeared last year at Tate Modern.

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bol of survival. Viennese photographer Suschitzky settled in London in 1935 and later doubled his work as a successful cinematographer with films including Ulysses and Get Carter. Several of his stunning photographs feature in this exhibition, some, like the boat-man approaching Tower Bridge, taking a long perspective, others honed in on small quiet scenes such as an East End shop where a horse blocks the doorway.


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chain link fencing, decking and all general maintenance work on properties at competitive prices. For free no obligation quotation ring Tyrone on 99177037 covering Paphos, Polis and Pissouri areas. ***************************** EXPERIENCED PAINTER at very reasonable prices! Decorative coatings, house painting, sprits and graphiato, varnishing, damp proofing and protection from humidity for walls and ceilings. Free estimates! Call Harry on 97768020 ***************************** PROFESSIONAL UPHOLSTERY CLEANING, also carpets, rugs and mattresses. Special offers now available. For a quote call Rickys Cleaning Services on 99131044 (all areas) rickyscleaningservices@gmail.com ***************************** 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 ***************************** K.D.FLYSCREENS LTD We manufacture top quality sliding screens, opening doors and roller systems. We also do repairs. For a FREE QUOTE please contact Phone: 99119582 Website: www.kdflyscreens.com KEEP YOUR HOME COOLER THIS SUMMER by having Windowfilm professionaly fitted. Stops up to 86% of heat from entering your home! Windowfilm increases privacy, blocks harmful uv-rays which cause fading, reduces glare and saves energy costs on air-con. Also keeps your home warmer in winter. Call Ian on 99979671 ***************************** K.D.FLYSCREENS LTD We manufacture top quality sliding screens, opening doors and roller systems. We also do repairs. For a FREE QUOTE please contact Phone: 99119582 Website: www.kdflyscreens.com ***************************** WE UNDERTAKE REFURBISHING of houses or holiday homes, construction of pergolas, undertaking of plumbing, house painting, garden work. For information call JIMMYS: 96587137, MELIS: 96547879 ***************************** JURIDICAL SERVICES Con-

Paphos - tel: 26 911383 fax: 26221049 tracts, sales agreements, conveyancing, wills, administration of estates, general litigation, power of attorney, land registry matters, companies, translations, immigration etc... And all legal matters. Call: Natalia Michealidou – jurist, Paphos Tel: 26 933159 – 99523231 (office hours)

FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS SAT NAV for sale GARMIN 1200 cost €159 PRICE €70, FINAL SALE of sofa, easy chair TV unit coffee and side tables total €75 lamps, rugs, childrens furniture, glass top dining table 4 chairs, paintings €10 each ENGOMI 96832275 GAS BBQ €60 ***************************** 2 BEDROOM ATLAS MOBILE HOME for sale . Granite kitchen surfaces, tiled floors in W.C., Shower room and kitchen REDUCED TO E7,900. Tel. 99416918 or <sandymathie@ hotmail.com> SOFA easy chair glass top dining table and 4 chairs coffee side tables euro 475 rugs lamps paintings euro 10 each child bike euro 15 car seat euro 20 gas bbq euro 60 kitchen items and childrens furniture must go this weekend giveaway prices call 96832275 BOOKSHOP language school closing down sale: books, desks, sofas, tables, chairs, bookshelves for sale. Nicosia centre. For info 99821634. 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

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%

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Advertiser FOR SALE B.P./LAND build. Ideal for the construction of apartment building or 1 or 2 large houses. Price reduced to € 360.000 tel. 99 330 908 www. cyprusre.com/listing-lim-0170 ***************************** PLOT IN GEROSKIPOU, just 5 minutes from the Paphos centre, with magnificent sea views of the whole of Paphos, 640 square metres, attached to a green area, premium piece of land, €210.000, Tel 99403261 (owners) ***************************** FOR SALE OR RENT - Kato Paphos – full moon bar, fully furnished and equipped, large flat screen TV’s + projector, fits 120 people comfortably, incredible opportunity for ready business! Please call: 99493579 FOR SALE factory with showroom, 1050m2, in private land, in Kokkinotrimithia industrial zone. Tel. 99849195.

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

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

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PROPERTY TO LET NICOSIA FLAT FOR RENT location Prevezis 13 Nicosia (near Cleopatra hotel) flat 2 bedrooms - 90m2 (the flat is in a new building in the centre and can also be used as an office. For info., Tel 99-763 804 Andreas Panayi **************************** 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. ***************************** LYCAVITOS 300sq.m., 3 bdrm office lux. €1500, Dasoupolis 2 bdrm., wooden floors modern design €750, Acropolis 3 bdrm f/f., modern furniture, luxury

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€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 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 ***************************** ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT, in small quiet building, new, very spacious, fully furnished and air conditioned. Very good location between Strovolos and Engomi, close to The European University (Cyprus College) and

all amenities. Covered parking. Rent €495/m. Please call 99695382 ***************************** TO LET 3 bdrm flat Kaimakli area near Frederic. Tel. 99606665. ****************************** LUXURY HOUSES: 1. 5 bedrs detached house, 550sq.m, built in 2 big plots of land, big garden with grass, big swimming pool with extra fence for children and big covered patio with bbq area, big reception areas with marble floor, fire place and bar, big kitchen with all electrical appliances and sitting room with fire place, maid’s room, floor heating, full a/c, blinds on the windows, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower, big bathroom for the other 3 bedrooms and extra shower in the 5th bedroom. Available end of July - Strovolos €2500 (H5ST10001-R), (photos in the website). 2. 3 bedrs luxury ground floor renovated semi detached house,210sq.m, with central

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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 €900 (H3ENG0002-R), (photos in the website) 3. 4 bedr + separate office space + maid’s room luxury detached house, split level, big open space sitting areas,400sq.m,a/c for hot and cold in all the rooms, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, swimming pool, big verandas, 2 covered parking, in a very quiet area near Lidl – Latsia €2500 (H4LAT0008-R), (photos in the website). 4. 3 bedr luxry detached house with 1 bedr flat in the basement, floor heating with gass a/c units, big kitchen with electrical appliances, 4 wc, 3 bathrooms, big garden with small pebbles, 2 covered parking, in a quiet area in a dead end. Can be rented furnished or not. AVAILABLE in August – Makedonitissa €1700 (H4MAK0027-R), (photos in the website). 5. 4 bedr+ attic room with shower and wc luxury detached house with separate maid’s room, central heating, a/c, separate office room, sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with dining room and big family room opening to the big garden with grass and bbq area, 2 covered parking, behind General flooring shop – Makedonitissa €3000 (H4MAK0025-R), (Photos on the website). 6. 3 bedr + big attic room which can be used as a bedroom/office, detached house, central heating, full a/c,3wc, 2 bathrooms, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen with all the electrical appliances, small

garden and patio with bbq area, covered parking, near Apollonion hospital. – Makedonitissa €1200 (H4MAK0016-R), (photos in the website) 7. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, 330sq.m, central heating, full ac, 2 covered parking’s, big kitchen with sitting room and all expensive electrical appliances, blinds on the windows, lighting fixtures, 2 bedrs with en suite shower and wc, main bathroom with jacuzzi,3rd bedroom with only shower ,swimming pool with wooden deck around, covered patio with nice covered bbq area, opposite a green area in a very quiet area – Strovolos €2600 (H4ST10040-R), (photos in the website). 8. 4 bedr luxury detached house, 350sq.m, central heating, full a/c, office space, separate maid’s room, big storage room, solid parquet floor in the bedrooms, 2 covered parking, swimming pool, garden with trees, veranda with bbq area, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, big sitting and dining areas, very near to English School, off Athalassas Avenue €2300 (H4ST10036-R), (photos on the website). 9. 4 bedr detached house with central heating, a/c units, separate big kitchen with el. appliances, small garden at the back, covered parking, 3wc,2 bathrooms, near the French ambassador residence – Strovolos €1000 (H4ST10038-R), (Photos on the website). 10. 4 bedr new luxury finished top quality detached house, 290sq.m, central heating, full a/c, master bedroom with ensuite shower/jacuzzi, guest bedroom with shower, main bathroom with jacuzzi, 4wc, fully expensive furnished with

3 LCD televisions, kitchen with very expensive electrical appliances and family room, garden with grass, big covered patio with bbq area,2 covered parking’s, alarm system, pressure system, - Strovolos €3000 (H4STI0039-R), (Photos on the website). 11. 4 bedr luxury detached house built in 3 plots of land. Separate maid’s room outside the house, big basement with playroom, office and guest room with separate entrance. The house has big sitting and dining room, separate family room, separate kitchen, big bedrooms, internal elevator, central heating, full a/c, big yard with tiles, covered kiosk and trees, 2 covered parking, in a quiet area in a dead end opposite Cineplex – Strovolos €3000 (H4STI0042-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 sit-

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

ting 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). (photos in the website). 19. 4 bedr semi detached house with central heating, 4 a/c, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms, 180sq.m, small yard, bbq area, FULLY FURNISHED, off Costantinoupoleos street near French Ambassador residence – Strovolos €900 (H4STI0043-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 €1200 (H4ACS0001-R), (photos in the website). 21. 4 bedr + 2 separate rooms with showers and wc (120sq.m) detached house with big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with dining area and family room with fire place, very big swimming pool with bbq area, covered patio, garden with grass, central heating in 4 zones, full a/c, 6wc, 5 covered parking’s, pressure system, opposite Apoel training field. Can be rented furnished or not. AVAILABLE END OF AUGUST – Archangellos €4000 (H4AR0007-R), (photos in the website). 22. 4 bedrs luxury detached villa built in 5 plots of land, 600sq., central Heating, full a/c, very big garden with grass, big swimming pool 5 x 13, bar with bbq area, office space, TV room with fire place, marble floor, all the bedrooms en suite

shower/bathroom, separate self contained apartment for the maid, 2 covered parking in a nice area with easy access to the Limassol road. Can be rented also partially furnished – Latsia €5000(H4LAT0007-R), (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 www.landtouristestates.com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225/96422225/96422226, www.landtouristestates.com **************************** LUXURY FLATS: 1. 2 bedr luxury fully renovated apartment, storage heaters, 3 a/c, separate big kitchen, big sitting dining room, fully modern furnished and equipped with solid parquet floor off Prodromou street – Engomi €600 (A2ENG0010-R), (photos in the website). 2. 2 bedr new luxury modern, 2 storey apartment with solid

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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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 €550 (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. 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 €1100 (A3NIC0023-R), (photos in the website). 16. New luxury 2 bedr apartment with central heating independent, full ac, fully modern nicely furnished and equipped, big covered verandah, 2 wc, covered parking opposite Hilton, off Makarios Avenue close to the centre – Lykavitos €650 (A2LYK0003-R), (photos in the website) 17. Brand new quality finished 2 storey Penthouse apartment with cozy nicely modern fully furnished apartment, 150sq.m unique design, a/c for hot and cold in all the flat, 2wc, big verandas around the flat, private elevator with lock for the flat , in the centre of Makedonitissa of 28th October street – €1200 (A2MAK0004-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) 3 bedr luxury spacious floor apartment on the 4th floor of award winning building,200sq. m+big covered veranda, cen-

tral heating independent, full built in air conditions, lighting fixtures, curtains and blinds on all windows, big spacious living room with fire place, big kitchen with double cooker, oven and microwave and breakfast area, double glazed windows, all the bedrooms with en suite shower/bath, big satellite dish with sky decoder,2 covered parking and storage room, close to American embassy and other amenities – Engomi €1600 (A3ENG0025-R), (photos in the website). 20. 3 bedr new luxury finished penthouse floor apartment, 240sq.m, big sitting and dining area(can fit 2 sitting rooms and dining table), big separate kitchen with cooker, oven, microwave, laundry room and breakfast area, big bedrooms, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, storage heaters, full a/c, blinds on all windows, pressure system, covered parking, big covered veranda, off Iphigenia’s street near Ministry of Education on a small building with 7 flats only. Available in September – Acropolis €1300 (A3ACS0019-R), (photos in 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. 4 bedr new luxury finished apartment, 160sq.m+35sq.m covered veranda, big sitting and dining room, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, Daikin air-conditions for hot and cold

in all the rooms, 2 bedrs with en suite shower/wc, 4wc, 2 covered parking, in a small modern building off Makarios Avenue in a quiet neighbourhood. Available in August – Nicosia Center €1100 (A4NIC0001-R), (photos in the website). 23. New luxury spacious 3 bedr quality apartment, 165sq.m+ big covered verandah, separate floor heating, full a/c, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms (one en suite), solid parquet floor all the flat, big sitting and dining area (can fit 2 sitting rooms and dining table), electrical appliances in the kitchen which has a breakfast area,2 covered parking, storage room in a very quiet green neighbourhood near the centre and Ag. Andreas - AVAILABLE in AUGUST– Nicosia Center €1450 (A3NIC0004-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 park-

ing 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 w w w. l a n d t o u r i s t e s t a t e s . com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225 / 96-422225 / 96422226 www.landtouristestates.com ***************************** 3 BDRM flat in Pallouriotissa (next to McDonalds). For information call 99606984. 2 BDRM flat in the centre of Nicosia. Rent €450. For information call 99453663, 99663927.

3 new bathrooms, new kitchen with stainless steel appliances. 2 Covered parkings. Price € 1500/month. Call 99 330 908 OFFICE FOR RENT opposite sea with amazing sea views. 120sqm, 2 bathrooms, kitchen. Security system, cabling and server room ready. Price € 1400/month negotiable tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre.com/ 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.

LIMASSOL **************************** 4 BEDROOM recently renovated whole floor apartment of 200sqm.. Fully Furnished. Opposite sea, swimming pool, tennis court, and security gate.


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202(2nd flloor). For further details, please call 25-521873 or 25-731163 after 8:00pm. FOR RENT IN CENTRE OF LANIA village a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom modernised old village house. Unfurnished, 425 euro pcm Tel 99305491. OFFICE FOR RENT OPPOSITE SEA WITH amazing sea views. 120sqm, 2 bathrooms, kitchen. Security system, cabling and server room ready. Price € 1400/month negotiable tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre.com/ listing-LIM-0103

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 ! ****************************

For info call 99370845 Mrs Androulla Georgiou. ***************************** FOR RENT A selection of 1 to 5 bedroom houses & apartments F/F & U/F Universal, Peyia, Tomb of the Kings, Tsada, Timi & Kato Paphos Landlord & Owners please call 99329357 Or please view at are website www.cyprussands.com Fully Registered Company in Cyprus ***************************** CHLORAKA, 2 bedroom apartment, only 5 years old, fully furnished with a/c, lovely, large patio area in rear €300 per month, + communal charges please call Malcolm on: 99127031 - no agents **************************** 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 **************************** 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 ***************************** 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 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.

LARNACA **************************** LARNACA FLAT FOR RENT: Fully-furnished spacious 2-bedroom first floor flat in central location near Metro supermarket, A/C, private parking, intercom system, en-suite bathroom, small block. Phone: 99354789 FULLY FURNISHED one bedroom flat near Larco hotel Larnaca. Price €370. Tel: 99202543 **************************** 1. K.S.L LETTINGS – APARTMENT FOR RENT Fully Furnished ground floor 2 bedroom apartment, overlooking pool. Beautifully furnished throughout. 350 Euros per calendar month. Larnaca District. Quote TLL884. Tel. (00357) 24815104 2. K.S.L LETTINGS – Properties Required for waiting Long Term Tenants. We desperately require 2/3 & 4 bedroom villa’s

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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 **************************** 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 OF-


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FICE: 26271858 (00357) IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY TO RENT WE ARE THE RENTAL AGENCY TO CONTACT OFFERING FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENT COLLECTION SERVICE 1. TREMITHOUSA €425 never rented before so a real home. Stunning spacious 2 bedroom townhouse, immaculate condition & furnished with good quality furniture with fly screens & ceiling fans & many extras. Downstairs guest wc. Good sized enclosed pretty garden offering sea views. Situated on a quiet complex with communal pool area. 2. UNIVERSAL AREA €550 spacious 3 bedroom semi detached house all with ensuite bathrooms plus downstairs guest wc. Large storage room & roof terrace. Enclosed garden with private pool. Drive for off street parking. Available unfurnished with sky satellite. Situated in a great central location. 3. TALA €625 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. 4. KAMARES €675 we are delighted to offer this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom bungalow offering magnificent sea views. Lovely enclosed garden & private pool. Available unfurnished or fully furnished and includes

central heating throughout plus modern gas fire for those winter months. Outdoor storage facitilites, shaded patio area, fly screens & shutters. 5. 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. 6. 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 verandah, private drive for off street parking. Situated in a quiet residential area. 7. TALA €1450 magnificent modern 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa, furnished with designer modern furniture, though can be available unfurnished if desired. 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: 99133422 OFFICE: 26271858 VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MANY MORE PROPERTIES www.mrrentpaphos.net Email: info@ mrrent-paphos.net **************************** RENTAL POINT - PAPHOS PROPERTIES AVAILABLE TO RENT IN THE PAPHOS DISTRICT. JUST A SMALL SAMPLE OF AVAILABLE PROPERTIES. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL. CALL 97641764 FOR MORE INFORMATION. LANDLORDS CALL IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT.!!! 1. KAMARES - TALA – 2 bed 2 bath fully furnished luxury bungalow set on an elevated plot on this prestigious development. Open plan living area with feature fireplace, dining area. Separate kitchen with D/W etc. Separate utility room with access to side garden. 2 double , bedrooms, master with en-suite. Family bathroom. Large verandah overlooking the pool. Sep storage room, covered parking and additional store. Swimming pool, and landscaped gardens. €600.00 a month or sensible offers only 2. TRIMITHOUSA 3 bed 2. bath unfurnished apartment/house set in quiet location with views. Open plan living area and dining area.. Fully fitted kitchen with appliances . Guest WC. 3 double bedrooms. Family bathroom. Large balcony, off-street parking. €400.00 a month. 3. KATHIKAS – 3 bed,2 bath unfurnished stone bungalow with no immediate neighbours.. Open plan living area

with fireplace with log burner.. Fitted kitchen, utility room. 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite. Family bathroom. Parking, Swimming pool and landscaped garden areas. Very quiet area. €600.00 a month 4. MESA CHORIO– 2 Bed, 2. bath fully furnished apartment in good location close to ISOP Open plan living area with dining space. Fitted kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, master with en-suite. Family bathroom. Off street parking & comm. Pool. Minutes into Paphos. €425. Or close offers 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. €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. €400.00 a montn or offers. 1 & 2 bed apartments available on Universal. 7. TALA - 5 bed, 3.5 bath large fully furnished villa. Very large property with open plan living area. Fitted kitchen, storage cupboard, guest WC. 2 bedrooms, bathroom on this level with small seating area. Ideal for dual living. Stairs up to 3 double bedroom, en-suite & family bathroom. Heated swim-

ming pool, A/C, C/H. Electric gates and garden areas. Parking for several cars.€1500.00 per month or offers. 8. PISSOURI DISTRICT – 3 bed 2 bath spacious unfurnished detached villa on large landscaped plot in the beautiful village of Anoygra. Spacious open plan living area with feature fireplace. Fitted kitchen and breakfast area. Ground floor bedroom with adjacent bathroom. Stairs to 2 additonal bedrooms and family bathroom. This floor also has a mezzanine suitable for office/ playroom. Doors out to balcony. Pretty landscaped gardens and off street parking. Pool facilities are available close by. €500.00 per month. Fixed price FOR FULL LISTINGS OF APARTMENTS/TOWNHOUSES 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. *****************************

vated. 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. ****************************

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

U SEFUL PHONE NUMBERS POLICE DIVISION HQ

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

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

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.cyprusre.com/listing-lim0361 ****************************

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

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

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Narcotics Helpline ......... 1410 (Outside hours.............. 22-304160) AIDS Advisory Bureau ................................ 22-302826

Semi-detached house in Archangelos

Domestic Violence Centre .......................................... 1440 (Emergency Centre for Victims)

area split level on a hill, no houses

Drug Info & Poison Control ............... 1401 Cyprus Samaritans ... 77777267 Police Duty Officer ......... 1499 (Confidential Information) Airports Larnaca ..........................77778833 Paphos ...........................77778833

in front, 3 big bedrooms, 2 big

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bathrooms and TV room big lounge & 1-5 bed villas & cottages

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

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

Paphiakos & C.C.P. Animal Welfare Education/Information Centre, No. 12 Dedalos Building, 8049 Kato Paphos PO Box 61272 8132 Kato Paphos Web. www.cyprusanimalwelfare.com www.facebook/paphiakos Email info@cyprusanimalwelfare.com Larnaca Emergency Service - The contact point for animal emergencies in Larnaca is Maria at the Paphiakos Animal Welfare Charity Shop, telephone 24623494 or 99325897 STOP, SHOP AND GIVE TO THE ANIMALS! ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME AT OUR CHARITY SHOPS!!!!! 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. NOW OPEN !!! BOOKSHOP/INFORMATION CENTRE/T-SHOP IN POLIS CONTACT JUDY 99223572 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND DETAILS. 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! 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 NOW YOU CAN HELP BY COLLECTING YOUR ALUMINIUM CANS AND HANDING THEM IN AT ANY PAPHIAKOS CHARITY SHOP OR THE CLINIC. SAVE AN ANIMAL AND SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT!! THE DONKEYS AT PAPHIAKOS WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO HELP YOU GET RID OF YOUR UNWANTED CAROBS. PLEASE DELIVER TO THE CLINIC AND GIVE THE DONKEYS A SPECIAL TREAT! FEELING THE HEAT? THINK ABOUT THE ANIMALS NEEDING WATER AND SHADE. MAKE SURE DOGS ARE NOT LEFT IN CARS THEY BECOME OVENS IN SUMMER!! For further advice or assistance contact the clinic 26953496 or visit the website www.cyprusanimalwelfare.com

Tel. 99 293489, 99 279960 Email: immanuel.church.nicosia@gmail.com

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LARNAKA COMMUNITY CHURCH APHRODITE STREET, LARNAKA 10.00 AM MORNING SERVICE and SUNDAY SCHOOL For more details ring Fred 24365152

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

Open Door Baptist Church

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

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

THE REFORMED CHURCH OF LIMASSOL

CONTACT DETAILS FOR PAPHIAKOS.

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

Website: www.immanuelchurchnicosia.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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08.00 I Plateia (rpt) 09.00 Code Europe (rpt) Local investigative show. 10.00 Parathiro Ston Ourano 12.10 FILM: Sailor Beware Two Navy inductees go through basic training, then head for Honolulu by submarine for fun. Comedy, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. 1952. 14.00 News 14.40 Oreini 15.30 My Cypriot Kitchen (rpt) An introduction to Cyprus and the country’s food. 16.00 Stin Akri Tou Paradeisou (rpt) Local period drama. 16.30 Reload Summer (rpt) Show featuring music videos, stories, polls, games and entertainment options. 17.30 Eimaste Edo Local talk-show aimed at younger crowds. Last in series. 18.00 News 18.15 Peri Kyprou 18.30 I Alli Artemis Award-winning Greek short. 19.00 Paizoume Kypriaka (rpt) Two episodes of local game show. 20.00 News / Weather / Financial Report 21.00 Olympic Preview (rpt) 22.00 Olympic Games Men’s gymnastics. 00.10 News 00.20 Repeats

08.00 Everything Rosie 08.15 Maya The Bee 08.40 Thomas And Friends 08.50 Hurray For Hucle 09.15 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 09.40 Handy Many 10.05 Barney 10.30 Inspector Gadget 11.00 Beach Volley Women’s Preliminary Round. 12.00 Swimming Men’s 100m Breaststroke Heats, Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Heats. 14.30 Gymnastics Artistic Men’s Qualification - Subdivision 1. 16.45 Women’s Volleyball Women’s Group A - Match 2: Great Britain - Russia. 18.25 News In English 18.35 News In Turkish 18.45 Women’s Volleyball Women’s Group A - Match 4: Italy - Dominican Republic. 20.15 Gymnastics Artistic Men’s Qualification - Subdivision 3. 21.30 Swimming Final Men’s 400m IM Finals. Women’s 100m Butterfly - Semifinals. Men’s 400m Freestyle - Final. Women’s 400m IM - Finals. Men’s 100m Breaststroke - Semifinals. Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Final. 23.15 Olympic News Channel

06.50 Proini Enimerosi (rpt) 07.20 Kids’ TV 08.00 Ano Kato (rpt) 08.40 Super Babas (rpt) 09.30 To Kafe Tis Haras (rpt) 10.20 Deixe Mou To Filo Sou (rpt) 11.10 Tychi Vouno (rpt) 11.50 Santa Yiolanta (rpt) 12.30 Kos Kai Ka Pels (rpt) 13.30 Galileo 14.20 Dis Madiam (rpt) 15.10 Plaka Mou Kaneis (rpt) 16.00 To Kafe Tis Haras (rpt) 16.50 Eleftheros Ki Oraios (rpt) 17.40 Me to Deksi (rpt) With News at 18.00. 18.40 O Polemos Ton Astron (rpt) 20.20 News 21.20 Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) 22.00 Ellada Eheis Talento (rpt) 23.20 News 23.30 FILM: The Chronicles Of Riddick A fugitive flees a band of bounty hunters, only to run into an even bigger threat - a sinister crusade of fanatical cult members on a mission to kill or convert anyone in their path. Sci-fi, starring Vin Diesel. 2004. 01.00 Top Chef Repeat of Greek cookery show. 02.30 Trito Stefani (rpt) 03.20 News 04.10 To Monopati tis Agapis (rpt) 05.00 S’Agapo yia Panta (rpt)

06.00 Paralliloi Dromoi (rpt) 07.00 Yia Banaki (rpt) 10.00 An Thimitheis To Oneiro Mou (rpt) 11.00 Glykes Alhimies (rpt) Cooking show focusing on desserts. 12.00 Mpoukia kai Sychorio (rpt) A virtual tour through Greece, the Mediterranean and Europe that focuses on local cuisine and culture. 13.00 Oi Kipouroi Tou Mega 13.50 Baba Min Treheis (rpt) 14.40 Savvatogennimenes (rpt) 15.30 An Ipirhes Tha Se Horiza (rpt) 16.10 Parea Stin Kouzina 16.30 I Ora I Kali (rpt) 17.30 Epta Thanasimes Petheres (rpt) With News at 18.00. 19.20 Peninta Peninta (rpt) 20.20 News 21.05 Pername Kala 23.30 I Oikogeneia Vlaptei (rpt) 00.00 News 00.10 Damages A New York litigator becomes embroiled in a class action lawsuit, starring Glenn Close.

06.00 Zoi Podilato (rpt) 07.40 Pink Panther Show 08.20 Barbie As The Princess And The Pauper Animated adventure, dubbed in Greek. 10.00 Mes Stin Kali Hara 13.30 Vourate Geitonoi (rpt) 14.40 I Kouzina Tis Mamas (rpt) 15.30 Oi Atromitoi (rpt) 16.30 Eho Ena Mistiko (rpt) 17.30 Entimotatoi Keratades (rpt) 18.20 News 18.25 Oikogeneiakes Istories (rpt) 19.20 Baywatch Glossy surfside drama with the Malibu lifeguards. 20.15 News 21.20 Pame Paketo (rpt) 22.20 FILM: French Kiss A woman travels to Paris to try and stop her fiance from leaving her, and gets mixed up in a French jewel thief’s criminal caper. Romantic comedy, starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. 1995. 00.00 News 00.05 CSI: NY (rpt) Third season. Second spin-off from the Crime Scene Investigation series, starring Gary Sinise as a hard-boiled investigator and tackling crime around the seamy side of New York City. 01.10 Mes Tin Kali Hara (rpt) 04.00 Eleni (rpt)

07.50 Kids’ TV 11.00 Exelixeis Sti Showbiz (rpt) 11.30 Diet Please 12.05 LTV Sports News (rpt) 13.00 Star News 13.30 Kostakis Ki Yioi 14.00 Mila (rpt) 15.30 Fotis - Maria Live (rpt) 17.00 Exelixeis Sti Showbiz 17.30 Mesimeriani Meleti (rpt) 19.00 Nistikoi Praktores (rpt)

08.00 Kids’ TV 11.25 Deste Tous 13.15 Greek FILM: Mazi Yia Panta 14.35 FILM: Supercross Faced with the suspicious death of their father, two brothers must motivate one another to get back on their bikes and take the Las Vegas Motocross Championships by storm. Action, starring Steve Howey. 2005. 16.05 FILM: 10.5 Apocalypse A scientist, the president and the executive director of FEMA try to prevent a series of earthquakes from destroying the West Coast. Disaster drama, starring Kim Delaney. 2006. With News at 18.30. 19.15 News 20.05 Remington Steele 80s detective drama, starring Pierce Brosnan. 21.00 FILM: The Cutting Edge: Going For The Gold Sporting drama, starring Christy Carlson Romano. 2005. See Film Picks. 22.45 FILM: Don’t Say A Word A psychiatrist is coerced by criminals into obtaining information from a woman suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Thriller, starring Michael Douglas. 2001. 00.50 FILM: Thunderheart Thriller, with Val Kilmer. 1992.

01.00 Hawthorne 02.00 Meli Gala (rpt) 04.00 Mana Einai Mono Mia (rpt) 04.30 Ola Ta Kaka Tis Moiras Mou (rpt) 05.00 O Ios Tou Patera (rpt) 05.40 Paralliloi Dromoi (rpt)

19.45 Star News 21.00 Greek FILM: O Ahairevtos Comedy. 1989. 22.45 One Tree Hill Second season. ‘The Lonesome Road’. Nathan decides to drop in on Taylor after visiting Haley, hoping to take their relationship a stage further. Peyton and Jake do their best to keep baby Jenny a secret from Nicki, and Anna gets a surprise visit from her ex-girlfriend which tempts her to reveal her sexuality to her parents. 23.35 Supernatural (rpt) Fourth season. ‘Metamorphosis’. The brothers disagree over how to tackle Jack Montgomery, a man who is in the process of becoming a flesheating demon that attacks humans. 23.30 LTV Sports News 00.15 Star News 01.00 Repeats

Radio BBC World Service (1323 MW) 00:01 BBC News 00:06 HARDtalk 00:30 BBC News Summary 00:32 One Planet 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 Witness 03:01 BBC News 03:06 World Briefing 03:30 BBC News Summary 03:32 Global Business 04:01 BBC News 04:06 Your World: Learning To Lose 04:30 BBC News Summary 04:32 One Planet 04:50 More Or Less 05:01 BBC News 05:06 World Briefing 05:30 BBC News Summary 05:32 In The Balance 06:01 BBC News 06:06 Top Of The Pops 06:30 BBC News Summary 06:32 Top Of The Pops 07:01 BBC News 07:06 World Briefing 07:20 Sports News 07:30 BBC News Summary 07:32 The Fifth Floor 08:01 BBC News 08:06 The World Today Weekend: The World Today 08:30 BBC News Summary 08:32 The World Today Weekend: The World Today 09:01 BBC News 09:06 The Forum 09:30 BBC News Summary 09:32 The Forum 09:50 More Or Less 10:01 BBC News 10:06 Top Of The Pops 10:30 BBC News Summary 10:32 Top Of The Pops 11:01 BBC News 11:06 From Our Own Correspondent 11:30 BBC News Summary 11:32 In The Balance 12:01 BBC News 12:06 World Briefing 12:20 Sports News 12:30 BBC News

Summary 12:32 One Planet 12:50 Witness 13:01 BBC News 13:06 World Briefing 13:30 BBC News Summary 13:32 Global Business 14:01 BBC News 14:06 Your World: Learning To Lose 14:30 BBC News Summary 14:32 Heart And Soul: Jim Thorpe 15:01 BBC News 15:06 Newshour 15:30 BBC News Summary 15:32 Newshour 16:01 BBC News 16:06 World Briefing 16:30 BBC News Summary 16:32 The Fifth Floor 17:01 BBC News 17:06 Sportsworld 18:01 BBC News 18:06 Sportsworld 19:01 BBC News 19:06 Sportsworld 20:01 BBC News 20:06 World Briefing 20:30 BBC News Summary 20:32 In The Balance 21:01 BBC News 21:06 The Documentary: An Unspeakable Act 21:30 BBC News Summary 21:32 Discovery 21:50 Witness 22:01 BBC News 22:06 World Briefing 22:30 BBC News Summary 22:32 Global Business 23:01 BBC News 23:06 Newshour 23:30 BBC News Summary 23:32 Newshour

BFBS 1 (N’sia 91.7, WSBA 92.1, ESBA 99.6 FM) 02.00 The Chill Out Room 04.00 BFBS Shuffle 05.00 Ops Breakfast 08.00 Cyprus Saturday Breakfast 10.00 UK Saturday Breakfast 12.00 Luisse Shaw 16.00 Vicki And Adam’s Saturday Show 20.00 Club Culture Live 23.00 Groove Collective

BFBS 2 (Ni’sia 89.7, WSBA 89.9, ESBA 95.3 FM) 03.00 BFBS News 03.03 Nigel Rennie Country 04.00 BFBS News 04.03 The BFBS Radio 2 Saturday Show 06.00 BFBS News 06.03 Soul On 2 07.00 Morning Reports 08.00 5 Live Olympic Breakfast 12.00 5 Live Olympics 16.00 5 Live Olympics 21.00 5 Live Olympics 00.30 Late Night Olympics

LiveCyBC2 (91.1, 92.4 FM) 06.00-7.30 Programmes in Turkish with News at 7.30 07.40 Good morning Cyprus 10.00-12.00 Kalimerhamba 12.00 Gunortasa 12.45 Greek Cyprus Press 13.00 Turkish Music 13.15 News in Turkish 13.30 News in English 13.45 PM Classics 16.00 Greek Radio 16.15 Our country doesn’t divide 16.50 News in Turkish 17.00-18.00 Programmes in Armenian; News at 17.15 18.00-20.00 Round & About 20.00 News in English 20.10 Welcome to Cyprus in French and German 20.40 Ship of Fools with Robert Camassa 22.00 News in English 22.00 International Music 00.00-06.00 Rebroadcast of the evening’s programme

Radio Napa (106.3 FM) 06.00 Morning Music 08.30 BBC World Today 09.00 News, Weather and Exchange 09.05 Nathan Morley 12.00 BBC News 12.06 Lunchtime Classics 15.00 BBC News 15.06 Chris Yearley 18.00 News 18.06 Michael Godin 19.00 The Juke Box 98.5 Rock FM The Breakfast Show - Pafian Paul 08:00-10:00 The Weekend Link 10:00-12:00 Frock Fm - Philippos - 12:00-14:00 Double Dutch - Joep - 14:00-16:00 My Big Fat Arts Show - Kathleen Ruddy - 16:00-18:00 Non Stop Music - 18:0020:00 Ready To Blow Up The Seen - With Your Hosts Dj Mr Smith And Mc Svenny B – Live 20:00-22:00 22:00-24:00 Saturday Live Dj Set- Dj Allen D Night Train 24:00-07:00

Oldies Digital

(Hotbird SAT / (www.oldiesdigital.com) SATURDAYS 08:00 Sinatra Hour 09:00 Solid Gold Music Show with John Watson 11:00 Easy Going Gold 19:00 Oldies Digital plays some great classic party hits - perfect for a Saturday night. 22:00 Night Gold


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Television PICK OF THE DAY Page Eight (Novacinema1, 22.00) There was an excellent profile of Bill Nighy in the Financial Times a few months ago, which Bill Nighy fans are urged to track down (a simple Google search should be enough). It was written by Lucy Kellaway, who quoted Clive James’ description of Nighy as “the nation’s leading male sexpot” and admitted that “We all love Bill Nighy” - but also added that she “thought he was one of the most neurotic people I’ve ever met”. Bill Nighy has no computer, doesn’t go to gyms because he went to a gym once and a man said hello while holding his penis (his own, not Bill Nighy’s), and generally thinks of himself as “craven and unremarkable” - yet he also has something special, at least on screen, some beguiling mix of languid, hilarious and obscurely troubled. Page Eight might be worth seeing just for him, but in fact it has a great pedigree - written and directed by well-known playwright David Hare (best known for Plenty), also starring Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes and Judy Davis. This is a BBC drama, starring Nighy as a longserving MI5 officer. “You’ll have to choose sides one day, you know. People get killed in the middle of the road,” he’s told - but instead he lives his privileged lifestyle, going with the flow, at least till his boss (Michael Gambon) shows him

a file with explosive revelations of officially-sanctioned torture, then promptly dies. The higherups want the file buried but Bill thinks it’s his duty to make the contents public, especially when he gets involved with his young next-door neighbour who’s also a political activist (Weisz, playing a variation on her Oscar-winning role in The Constant Gardener). Will he finally decide to ‘choose sides’ and do the right thing? This is John le Carré territory, and the kind of thing the British do well: winks and nudges, mutual back-scratching, the whole repressive corpus of the old-boy network. It’s very watchable, yet reviews fell slightly short of ecstatic - maybe because it seemed over-familiar, or maybe because the romantic strand never quite co-exists with the spy angle. It’s also the kind of thriller that stacks the deck ideologically, with a plot that’s really just a vehicle for political point-scoring and dialogue “that often smacks of nothing more than Hare’s own political opinion,” to quote Amber Wilkinson at Eye for Film - yet even Ms. Wilkinson goes out of her way to speak warmly of Bill Nighy, that “curmudgeonly national treasure”. If she only knew, eh? Made for TV (but released to cinemas outside the UK) in 2011.

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FILM PICKS

SATELLITE

A Simple Twist of Fate (LTV3, 20.00) Steve Martin was funny for most of the 80s, then came a phase when he was funny but also thoughtful, as in L.A. Story. Then, in the 90s, came A Simple Twist of Fate (based on George Eliot’s Silas Marner) where we waited for him to be funny, and waited and waited, and fi nally realised it wasn’t going to happen - that the story of a reclusive, bitter man whose life is changed after he adopts a baby girl whose mother dies on his doorstep was going to be played straight, with only minimal light relief. Ten years pass, and the baby is now a little girl but then Steve discovers that the real father is a local politician, leading to a custody battle and even more pathos. Remember when Steve Martin walked like half of him was a man and the other half a woman in All of Me? Or when he juggled three oranges while doing a tap-dance and singing the ‘Catalina Madalina’ song to prove he wasn’t drunk in The Man With Two Brains? This is something else altogether. Made in 1994.

The Cutting Edge 2: Going for the Gold (Capital TV, 21.00) If you’re CyBC you wallow in your exclusive rights to the Olympics, turning yourself into a sports channel for two weeks. If you’re Capital TV you leap on the Olympic bandwagon in more modest ways - for instance by showing The Cutting Edge 2: Going for the Gold, a fi lm so modest you can actually see the whole thing on YouTube if for some reason your TV isn’t working. Up-andcoming ice skater Christy Romano is the daughter of Olympic gold medallists (Winter Olympics, but hey) and dreams of winning her own gold medal; a serious injury seems to derail her plans - but then she fi nds an improbable new partner for the Pairs Figure Skating in ‘extreme’ skater Ross Thomas, and the two crazy kids decide to go for gold. Charmingly bad, though its stirring Olympic climax may pale in comparison with the real thing. Released straight to DVD in 2006.

London Boulevard (Novacinema3, 22.00) Not a big fan of this British crime movie (its plot riffing vaguely on Sunset Boulevard), but some people like it - and the cast is strong, with Keira Knightley as a reclusive young actress and Colin Farrell as an excon who’s trying to go straight, and gets a job as her bodyguard. The two fall in love - but meanwhile nasty underworld boss Ray Winstone wants Colin to come and work for him, and won’t take no for an answer. Disappointingly hollow (and gratuitously violent) but it’s stylish, and it does have its moments. Made in 2010.

A Simple Twist of Fate (LTV3, 20.00)

07:00 Karina: Wild On Safari 07:25 Meerkat Manor 07:50 Bondi Vet 08:15 Corwin’s Quest 09:10 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 09:35 Breed All About It 10:05 Crocodile Hunter 11:00 Dogs/Cats/Pets 101 11:55 Michaela’s Animal Road Trip 12:50 Wildlife Sos 13:45 Must Love Cats 16:30 America’s Cutest Cat 17:25 America’s Cutest Dog 18:20 Wild France 20:10 Great Ocean Adventures 21:05 Wildest Africa 22:00 Cats 101 22:55 Great Animal Escapes 23:50 Untamed & Uncut 00:45 Sharkman 01:40 Animal Cops Specials 02:35 Cats 101 03:30 Great Animal Escapes 04:25 Wildest Africa 05:20 Great Ocean Adventures 06:10 Dogs/Cats/Pets 101

01:05 The Weakest Link 01:50 Twenty Twelve 02:25 Elephant Diaries 03:15 Doctors 03:45 Live at the Apollo 04:25 The Cup 04:55 The Impressions Show With Culshaw & Stephenson 05:25 Allo Allo 06:00 Fimbles 06:20 Tellytales 06:30 Bobinogs 06:45 Nina & The Neurons 07:00 Show Me Show Me 07:25 The Roly Mo Show 07:40 Charlie & Lola 07:50 Fimbles 08:10 Tellytales 08:20 Bobinogs 08:30 Nina & The Neurons 08:45 Show Me Show Me 09:10 The Roly Mo Show 09:25 Doctor Who 10:10 One Foot In The Grave 10:45 Dinnerladies 11:15 As Time Goes By 11:45 The Weakest Link 12:30 Coast 13:30 Robin Hood 14:15 After You’ve Gone 14:45 2 Point 4 Children 15:15 Casualty 16:05 Eastenders 18:00 Monarch Of The Glen 18:50 Doctor Who 19:40 Robin Hood 20:25 One Foot In The Grave 21:00 Rev (aka Handle With Prayer) 21:30 Gavin & Stacey 22:00 BBC Electric Proms 2007: Paul McCartney 22:55 Fawlty Towers - Basil the Rat 23:30 Going For Gold - The 48’ Games

07:00 Fifth Gear 07:25 Rides 08:15 Fifth Gear 09:10 Mega Builders 10:05 Mighty Ships 11:00 Ultimate Survival 14:40 Extreme Engineering 15:35 Deconstruction 16:30 Huge Moves 17:25 How It’s Made 17:55 How Stuff’s Made 18:20 Crisis Control 19:15 Battle Machine Bros 20:10 How It’s Made 21:05 Dynamo: Magician Impossible 22:00 An Idiot Abroad 22:55 Ultimate Survival 23:50 Dual Survival 00:45 Moments Of Terror 01:40 Dynamo: Magician Impossible 02:40 An Idiot Abroad 03:40 Ultimate Survival 04:40 How It’s Made 05:05 Dual Survival 06:00 Battle Machine Bros

04:00 Football: Summer Olympic Games London 05:00 Olympic Games: Summer Olympic Games London 06:30 Football: Summer Olympic Games London 07:30 Olympic Games: English Breakfast 09:30 Olympic Games: Summer Olympic Games London 10 :01 Multisports: Summer Olympic Games London 12:00 Swimming: Summer Olympic Games London 15:00 Rowing: Summer Olympic Games London 16:15 Cycling: Summer Olympic Games London 18:00 Weightlifting: Summer Olympic Games London 19:15 Gym-

nastics: Summer Olympic Games London 20:15 Multisports: Summer Olympic Games London 21:30 Swimming: Summer Olympic Games London 23:15 Gymnastics: Summer Olympic Games London 00:15 Olympic Games: Together To London 00:45 Volleyball: Summer Olympic Games London 01:30 Multisports: Summer Olympic Games London 02:00 Swimming: Summer Olympic Games London 03:00 Cycling: Summer Olympic Games London

05:30 Family Guy 08:00 Life On Mars 10:15 Family Guy 10:40 Neighbors From Hell 11:05 Bob’s Burgers 11:30 How I Met Your Mother 15:40 White Collar 17:10 Terriers 19:30 24: Day 21:00 Lights Out 22:30 Sons Of Anarchy 23:20 American Horror Story 00:10 The Walking Dead 01:00 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 03:20 How I Met Your Mother

07:00 The Universe 10:00 Modern Marvels 13:00 The Universe 16:00 Top Shot 17:00 Tony Robinson Down Under 18:00 Ancient Aliens 19:00 Storage Wars 20:00 Pawn Stars 20:30 American Restoration 21:00 No County For Old Men 22:00 Irt: Deadliest Roads 23:00 Ice Road Truckers 01:00 Storage Wars 02:00 Pawn Stars 02:30 American Restoration 03:00 No County For Old Men 04:00 Irt: Deadliest Roads 05:00 Ice Road Truckers

07:30 Must Love Dogs 09:10 Batman Returns 11:20 Einstein And Eddington 13:00 Finn On The Fly 14:45 The Search For El Dorado 18:15 An Education 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Lethal Weapon 4 23:15 Avatar 01:55 Hustler TV 03:45 Pay It Forward 06:00 Hollywood Buzz 06:30 LTV Sports News

07:00 Baby Looney Tunes 07:25 Legion Of Super Heroes 07:50 Loonatics Unleashed I Nickelodeon 08:15 Wonder Pets 08:40 Dora The Explorer 09:05 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 09:30 Spongebob Squarepants 09:55 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:20 Fanboy & Chum Chum 10:45 X’s 11:10 Mighty B! 11:35 My Life As A Teenage Robot 12:00 Hey Arnold! 12:25 Icarly 13:15 Looney Tunes Show 13:40 Young Justice 14:05 2010 Women’s Tournament Of Champions 14:55 2012 Formula 1 16:15 Planet Speed 17:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Bundesliga 19:00 Espn Films 20:00 K9 Nation 20:30 2010 Basketball Without Borders 21:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Laiki Bank Championship 23:00 Three For The Show 00:00 Ironman 01:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Bundesliga 03:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Primera Division 05:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Barclay’s Premier League

07:05 Friends 07:30 House M.D. 08:30 Trust Me 09:20 The Big Bang Theory 09:55 According To Jim 10:45 The Men-

Avatar (LTV, 23.15) talist 11:30 Sons Of Anarchy 12:20 Boardwalk Empire 13:20 Chuck 14:05 Hawaii Five 15:00 House M.D. 15:45 Brothers & Sisters 00:05 Run 01:40 Oscar 03:30 Supernatural

08:15 Red Violin 10:30 Miracle 13:00 Everybody’s Fine 14:45 Mumford 16:50 Butterfly On A Wheel 18:30 Big Fat Important Movie 20:00 Simple Twist Of Fate 22:00 Ghost Writer 00:15 Daring! TV 03:40 Insidious 05:30 Rudo Y Cursi

05:05 Trust 06:50 Love Crime 08:35 Cine News 11:35 Rio 13:15 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 15:00 Cine News 15:30 How I Met Your Mother 16:00 Burn Notice 16:50 Cine News 17:25 La Fille De Monaco 19:10 Friends With Benefits 21:00 Burn Notice 22:00 Page Eight 23:50 Magic City 00:50 Bridesmaids 03:00 Fright Night 04:45 Conan The Barbarian

06:40 Cine News 07:10 Morning Glory 09:00 Summer Kids Zone 10:45 Cine News 11:45 Final Analysis 13:50 Cine News 14:45 Shining Through 17:00 Mad On Novacinema 17:40 Men Of Honor 19:50 Manuale D’am3re 22:00 Shanghai 23:50 Fallen 02:00 Jennifer Eight 04:05 Cine News 04:40 The Deep End

06:30 The Longest Yard 08:25 Cine News 08:55 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 10:30 Sea Of Love 12:25 Battle: Los Angeles 14:25 Analyze This 16:15 Strange Crime 22:00 London Boulevard 23:50 Two For The Money 01:55 Adult Zone

07:20 Somewhere 09:00 A Family Thanksgiving 10:30 Fatal Secrets 13:25 Jumping The Broom 15:20 The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader 17:15 The Tempest 19:10 The Last Airbender 21:00 Efapax 22:35 Extraordinary Measures 00:25 Welcome To The Rileys 02:15 Worried About The Boy 03:50 The Edge Of Love

21:00 Darling Lili 23:15 My Geisha

01:30 LPGA Tour: Evian Masters presented by iete Geeale 03:30 Speed TBA 05:00 Prime/Time ring 07:00 Celebrity Golf – Dean Martin 07:30 School of Golf – Chapter 4: Putt for Dough 08:00 Golf in America 08:30 Golf Now – Michigan 09:00 Golf Central International 09:30 Golf Now – San Antonio 10:00 LPGA Tour: Evian Masters presented by iete Geeale 12:00 Super Bowl Highlights: XVIII: Los Angeles Raiders v Washington 12:30 Super Bowl Highlights: XIX: San Francisco v Miami 13:00 America’s Game: 1991 Washington Redskins 14:00 European Tour: Austrian Golf Open presented by Lyoness Final 18:00 MLB Player Poll 18:30 Inside the PGA Tour 19:00 PRE GAME 19:45 CHAMPIONSHIP LAIKI POPULAR BANK 2011–12: ARHS vs E.N.P. 21:45 POST GAME 22:30 MLB on FOX: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees

07:00 Globe Trekker 08:00 Planet Sports 09:00 Flavours Of Chile 10:00 Journey Into Wine 11:00 Planet Food 12:00 Globe Trekker 13:00 Planet Sports 14:00 Essential 14:30 Cruise Today 15:00 Cruising To The Northern Lights 16:00 Globe Trekker 17:00 The World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides 18:00 Food Tripper 19:00 Globe Trekker 20:00 Flavours Of Spain 20:30 Flavours Of Chile 21:00 Essential 21:30 Out Of Country 22:00 Departures 23:00 Globe Trekker 00:00 Third Class Traveller 01:00 Out Of Country 01:30 Essential 02:00 Planet Food 03:00 Flavours Of Spain 03:30 Flavours Of Chile 04:00 Globe Trekker 05:00 Flavours Of Spain 06:00 Inside Luxury Travel

06:00 Bachelor In Paradise 07:55 Gun Glory 09:25 Manpower 11:15 To Have And Have Not 13:00 Live A Little, Love A Little 14:30 The Big Sleep 16:20 Edge of the City 17:45 On the Town 19:20 The Wizard Of Oz 21:00 Memphis Belle 22:45 Outfit, The 00:25 Lili 01:45 Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid 03:40 The Sea Of Grass


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

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going into bat (4) 19 Wash out for the dramatist (4) 20 It is not fair to be kept in it (4)

CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Over; 8 Unpoetical; 9 Onus; 10 Stafford; 12 Bully; 13 Jar; 16 Usance; 17 Archer; 18 Try; 21 Molar; 22 Adhesive; 24 Axis; 25 Languished; 26 Etna. Down – 2 Vanquished; 3 Rustling; 4 Contra; 5 Stiff; 6 Echo; 7 Clad; 11 Relegation; 13 Jet; 14 Ray; 15 Accolade; 19 Revise; 20 Use up; 22 Able; 23 Hang. QUICK: Across – 1 Ovid; 8 Re-electing; 9 Tree; 10 Branding; 12 Beach; 13 Ant; 16 Artery; 17 Happen; 18 Roe; 21 Found; 22 Perished; 24 Envy; 25 Upside down; 26 Tort. Down – 2 Vertebrate; 3 Drenched; 4 Florin; 5 Scent; 6 Mini; 7 Agog; 11 Never-never; 13 Ayr; 14 The; 15 Opponent; 19 Overdo; 20 Aside; 22 Pour; 23 Rusk.

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1 Yield to low spirits in new poem (4) 2 Fine feathers on the ground (4) 3 Various seats Rod vandalised (8) 4 Report on sausage hesitantly left (4) 5 Aircraft is not designed to be abandoned (8) 6 Free-kick manner, diagonally (10) 9 Conceit is just novel (6,4)

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5 Every man on the bowling-green? (4) 7 Not in good form (3,2,5) 8 Plainchant in church (8) 10 Obstinately held a girl (4) 11 Girl returns unchanged (4) 13 Of course this is why we consult reference books (2,2,4) 15 Deserted, having run aground (8) 16 Nothing about a fastener (4) 17 From a distance in a farmstead (4) 18 Went round town (8) 21 One who works in tongues (10) 22 Spotted three (4)

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man (4) 17 Pubs (4) 18W central US state (8) 21 Unremitting (10) 22 Swirl (4)

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2 Green vegetable (4) 3 Inexplicable (8) 4 Tolerate (4) 5 Marriage crime (8) 6 Harassed (10) 9 Placed exactly (10) 12Woven fabric (8) 14 Eastern US state (8) 18 Chilly (4) 19 Register (4) 20 Force out (4)

ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

The Moon is going to go face to face with both Jupiter and Venus this weekend, but this can actually lighten your mood. With the Sun and Mercury set to combust, you can come up with some brilliant brainwaves. If you are solo, this is a great time to charm your admirers. Why not surprise them too? You can certainly live for the moment.

You might find yourself experiencing a little bit of a Groundhog Day moment, needing to grapple with an issue that you thought you had dealt with, but now find requires further time and energy. If this does happen, see it as an opportunity to get things moving again. Accept there may have been bigger reasons it didn’t work out first time around.

You love life is a broad canvas, and this can be a weekend when you can take great pleasure from striking out and doing something daring or adventurous. Your mind can also thrive on any mental challenges. Yet if you are on the move, arranging appointments or courses, don’t be hasty. Make sure that you have thought of all the pitfalls before making your final moves.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

If you are getting together with your folks this weekend, or even the extended family, the most important thing is to avoid misunderstandings. And one of the best ways to do this is to resolutely refuse to react immediately to anything that unfolds. This doesn’t mean you need to avoid issues, just give yourself extra wiggle room to mull them over.

Don’t believe everything you hear. There is a double sided influence in motion. On one hand this can see you less confident of yourself, but on the other, this could be targeted perhaps subconsciously by those you encounter. Steer clear of a known gossip. Sad to say, this type of person can get a warped pleasure from preying on your fears. Don’t let them.

You could find yourself in the mood to make some changes. For a zodiac sign that rarely does things without forethought, you can surprise yourself by just how impulsive you can be. When it comes to buying an expensive item, try to rein in a desire to spend now. Shared finances are another area where you should fend off sudden changes of plan.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

Your mind can absolutely buzz with possibilities this weekend. You might find yourself darting around to take in different events or parties, or enjoying a slice of culture. Friends who are bright, vibrant and perhaps even a little bit left field, can match your mood perfectly. Yet there could still be a misunderstanding threaded amongst all this.

Some last minute changes of plan could affect your social plans this weekend. If it is someone else who changes their mind initially, this could leave you crestfallen, but see it as an opportunity to do something entirely different. You may not realize it, but you are giving out a very dynamic energy and someone else is sure to be drawn to this Libra.

Some dramatic developments are possible in your love life. This may include connecting with someone almost as soon as you start talking. The electricity can really arc between you. Now, this may turn out to be a temporary fling, it may be something more. But in all relationships, be open to people, for many ties with others can prove to be very rewarding.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

Money matters may be under review, or perhaps you are thinking about your values. You may encounter someone who doesn’t share yours, and you may have to be resolute if anyone owes you cash. Be consistent. Keep chipping away so that they know you are not going to let the debt drop. Equally, this is a good time to pare down any bills you may have.

If you want to share any big ideas, do make sure you’ve done your background research, particularly if you’re talking to a parent or a partner and hoping for their support. If you flag a scheme up too quickly, you might find that you lose the very people you need on-side. This can also be a time when your goals and aims in life come sharply into focus.

You might find yourself on a major efficiency drive this weekend. This could go all the way to cleaning out the kitchen cupboards, to a major house clean. But then you may also find yourself irritated if any part of your existence is out of kilter. If so, the trick will be to avoid projecting this onto anyone around you. If you do get snappy, they may not be so forgiving.


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Sport Unlike Nasri with his three-match ban, Paris Saint Germain winger Menez (seen here) will sit out one game as punishment

Anorthosis set to visit Georgia with APOEL planning Norway trip By Nemanja Bjedov

Nasri, Menez banned over Euro 2012 conduct SAMIR Nasri and Jeremy Menez have been handed suspensions from the France national team after a disciplinary hearing into their conduct during the Euro 2012 tournament. Manchester City midfielder Nasri has been banned for three matches after an expletive-laden rant at reporters following France’s quarter-final defeat by Spain, the French Football Federation (FFF) confirmed yesterday afternoon. Paris St Germain winger Menez, who was not present at yesterday’s hearing, will sit out one game as punishment for confrontations with both Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli and his own keeper Hugo Lloris during the last-eight clash. The other two players up in front of the commission yesterday, Yann M’Vila and Hatem Ben Arfa, escaped

Their France team mates, Yann M’Vila, Hatem Ben Arfa escape with warnings with warnings. Rennes midfielder M’Vila’s charge also stemmed from the Spain match, when he was substituted and did not shake hands with either his replacement Olivier Giroud or coach Laurent Blanc. Newcastle playmaker Ben Arfa, meanwhile, was referred to the commission over an alleged argument with Blanc in the dressing room after the group-stage defeat to Sweden. As a result of the sanctions, Les Bleus’ new coach Didier Deschamps will be without both Nasri and Menez

for their August 15 friendly against Uruguay. Nasri will also be sidelined for their first two qualifying matches for the 2014 World Cup, away to Finland on September 7 and at home to Belarus four days later. The FFF announced the decisions in a press release which added that the verdicts will be passed on to their executive committee, who have the right to retain the players’ appearance bonuses in part or in full. The players reported to the FFF’s headquarters in Paris yesterday with the

exception of Menez, who is on Paris St Germain’s preseason American tour. The 25-year-old was represented by his lawyer Carlos Alberto Brusa, who told l’Equipe: “He (Menez) regrets what happened and wants to put this difficult time behind him. It was a youthful error. “He is not there, I am there to represent him and pass on his message. “It is a big responsibility, in front of the commission, to represent a player and to tell his story.” FFF discipline commission president Jean Mazzella told L’Equipe: “The meeting was calm, the players gave explanations and showed a very good attitude. “They defended themselves but they answered all the questions we asked them. They did not apologise, they showed regret.”

LAST season’s UEFA Champions League contender APOEL FC and Anorthosis progressed comfortably into the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League at the expense of FK Senica and Levadia Tallinn respectively. “We did not play well in the first half. Senica had more ball possession, while we did not distribute the ball as we wanted and made many mistakes in the process. We failed to create any decent opportunities and this was surely not a performance we expected,” said APOEL’s manager Ivan Jovanovic after a 1-0 victory over Slovakian outfit FK Senica on Thursday night. Nonetheless, “in the second half we improved, started creating chances, eventually scored and deservedly won the game”, he added. “I have no complaint about our defensive line. We made some minor mistakes but we have plenty of time to work and correct those. Today our problem was the lack of creativity in the first half. Once we got that right after the interval it was also easier for our defence to play,” assessed Jovanovic whose team will face Norwegian side Aalesunds FK next. “We will know more about Aalesunds in the next couple of days. We will try and compile as much info

on them as possible. In the past we have played against teams from Norway so what will be crucial is to scout them well, as well as the conditions they have at their home ground. Starting today we fully focus on them.” the experienced Serbian manager concluded. Meanwhile, Anorthosis trounced Estonian side Levadia Tallinn 6-1 on aggregate and they will now take on their ex-player and manager’s Temuri Ketsbaia’s countrymen FC Dila Gori in the third qualifying round. “We have successfully finished the job we have started in Estonia. For us it was very important to start our European campaign on a high note,” said Anorthosis’ manager Ronny Levy. “We have many young players in our squad and they need to work hard to reach where we plan to be. However, I am very happy with our performance as our determination made the game seem like an easy victory over a tricky opponent. “What also makes me happy is the atmosphere at our stadium. The contribution by our fans to our performance cannot be measured in words,” Levy noted. “We have already started preparing for our next opponent as my assistant was in Georgia where he watched the second leg between Dila Gori and AGF,” the Israeli manager concluded.

Pinto (C) scored the winner for APOEL in the second half

Armitage bent on clearing name Cyprus head for Holland ahead of Nicosia encounter STEFFON Armitage and Toulon are confident the flanker will clear his name after a doping test returned an “abnormal” result. The 26-year-old tested positive for the prohibited substance morphine after the Top 14 final defeat by Toulouse on June 9, the French Rugby Federation (FFR) confirmed in a letter to the club. He is scheduled to appear before the FFR anti-doping commission on August 21 and has been provisionally suspended pending the hearing. Toulon issued a statement insisting the result was caused by a side-effect of painkillers and anti-inflammatories prescribed for back pain, which they say are approved by the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD).

By Nemanja Bjedov THE Cypriot national men’s basketball team will play two friendly games against Holland in Rotterdam this evening and tomorrow, before they return home to host the International Basketball Tournament at the Tassos Papadopoulos Eleftheria Athletic Centre next weekend. Two games against the Dutch and the games against Norway, Sweden and Jordan at the second edition of the Interna-

tional Basketball Tournament in Nicosia, will be the ultimate tests for head coach Antonis Konstantinides and his selected men ahead of the FIBA EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round Group C, which will commence for Cyprus on August 15 when they host Austria. “I would like to say something about myself. Since the first day I signed to become a Cypriot citizen I was determined to give everything I have for Cyprus, in what will be a completely new experience for myself and hopefully a lot of fun,” said the naturalised American centre Antho-

ny King, who obtained his Cypriot nationality only a couple of months ago. “I am constantly trying to get as integrated as possible with the rest of the guys and this trip to Holland and the two games we will play there will definitely help us to prepare even better for the important games to come,” King added. Apart from the three games at the tournament next weekend, Cyprus will play an additional game against the Norwegian national team on Monday August 6 as the two federations came to a mutual agreement to do so.


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Olympic Games

America’s Taurasi focused on basketball gold ALL eyes will be on the United States when the women’s basketball tournament gets under way at the Olympics today. Geno Auriemma’s star-studded squad goes into the Games riding a 33-0 winning streak in Olympic competition, a run that dates back to the bronze-medal game at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, and they are chasing a fifth straight gold this year. It is hard to look past a team that includes two-time gold medallists Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Tamika Catchings, as well as three other members of the squad from 2008. “I think the group of players we have, with three of us two-time Olympians, four of us going into a second Games and five rookies, gives us a good mix with one goal in mind,” said Taurasi. “We want to win a gold medal and we’re focused on that.” However, there are a number of teams in the field capable of giving the Americans

a tough time, and as Auriemma will remind anyone who listens, in a knock-out tournament, anything can happen. Candace Parker, who won gold in Beijing, believes this will be their toughest Games for some time. “I’ve been looking across the board and it feels like it’s going to be a really competitive Olympics,” she said. Australia have taken silver in each of the last three Olympics. As much as they would love to shake off their tag as perennial runners-up, they are realistic about the challenge. “We’re going to take one game at a time,” said their 6ft 8in centre Liz Cambage, 20. “Obviously the USA are the favourites but hopefully we will be playing them in eight games’ time.” European champions Russia will also be in the hunt for medals, although the pressure will be on their outstanding point guard Elena Danilochkina with veteran centre Maria Stepanova out through injury.

Where Great Britain might fit into the picture is harder to judge. Already this summer they have recorded impressive friendly victories over world top 10 teams France and the Czech Republic, both of whom harbour their own medal hopes in London. But while Britain have shown their potential, this is only their second major tournament, coming on the heels of last year’s EuroBasket. Much will therefore be needed from coach Tom Maher, who is heading into his fifth Olympics, having won silver and bronze with his native Australia and also coached New Zealand and China. His exploits with China in Beijing perhaps give Britain the most hope, as he guided an unfancied team to fourth place in the glare of a home Olympics. Croatia and Brazil will also count themselves among the medal hopefuls, but the likes of China, Angola and Canada will need to pull off some surprises to advance far in the tournament.

Two-time Olympian and gold medallist Diana Taurasi (R) is single-minded about the US women’s hopes for glory

UK rings in 2012 London Games

British bid to keep fencing in the Olympic spotlight

THOUSANDS of bells, big and small, rang out across Britain for three minutes yesterday as the country prepared for the London Olympics opening ceremony later in the day. Churches across the UK and British embassies around the world got into the spirit of the bell-ringing extravaganza, devised by artist Martin Creed as part of a 12week programme of cultural events celebrating the arts alongside sport. People were encouraged to ring any kind of bell - from a church, a bicycle, a door and even a mobile phone as the harmonious ringing spread from Wales in the west to Weymouth in the south. One of the biggest bells taking part was London’s Big Ben in parliament’s clock tower, the first time it has rung outside its regular hours since the funeral of King George VI in 1952. It chimed about 40 times between 8.12am (0712 GMT) and 8.15am after special permission was granted by parliament. Creed, whos won the famous Turner prize with an installation of lights going on and off in an empty room, created “Work No. 1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes.” “It was open to anyone to take part,” he told BBC television. “I was thinking of trying to make something like a sculpture or something for the Olympics, but I was thinking to look at something you have to go to the place to look at it. “I thought that maybe if I did something with music or making a noise it could go out across the city, you know, and across the country.” More than 10 million listeners were expected to have tuned in to the live broadcasts shown on TV, radio and online.

Last GB Olympic medal was in 1964 By Mark Garrod WITH Mariel Zagunis and Valentina Vezzali carrying the United States and Italian flags at the opening ceremony, fencing’s profile has been given a massive lift before a point has even been scored. Now the task of the 10strong British squad at the ExCeL arena once competition starts today is to keep the sport high up the agenda. The last time Team GB celebrated a fencing medal was in the Rome Games of 1964, Henry Hoskyns taking silver in the epee. The last British gold medallist was Gillian Sheen in the foil in Melbourne 56 years ago. It is that event which kicks off the action this time and with Natalia Sheppard being drawn against team-mate Sophie Troiano in the first round at 10.30am, home interest is certain to continue into the last 32 at least. “I’m sure we’re not going to disappoint,” said Gdanskborn Sheppard, whose sister

Even before the event begins today, fencing has been given a great boost due to the US’s Zagunis and Italy’s Vezzali (right) being named their countries’ flagbearers Irena competed for Poland in Beijing four years ago. Vezzali is the obvious star name going into the event. By tonight the 38-year-old police officer could have become the first woman in any sport to win individual gold in four successive Games and Carl Lewis (long jump, 1984-96), Al Oerter (discus,

1956-68) and Paul Elvstrom (sailing, 1948-60) are the only men to have achieved the feat. “It is very hard to describe what I felt when I knew I was going to be the flag-bearer,” Vezzali said. “I feel very responsible for this role as I’m representing Italy, but I also know that as

soon as the ceremony is over I will return to the athletes’ village and focus on the event. “I just hope I will not stumble.” She was presumably referring there to walking out with the flag, but it applies equally to the competition. Anna Bentley is the third

Briton in the women’s foil, but with a world ranking of only 165th - like Troiano she was given a host nation place - she is the tournament outsider and a first-round win over Canada’s 43rd-ranked Monica Peterson would be an achievement in itself. James Honeybone is the first member of the men’s squad onto the piste for Sunday’s sabre, but the main medal hope is foilist Richard Kruse and he competes along with James Davis and Husayn Rosowsky next Tuesday. Kruse is the current European bronze medallist and reached the quarter-finals on his Olympic debut in Athens eight years ago. The Londoner did not do as well in Beijing but feels in the peak of fitness and form this time. He also knows what is at stake beyond possible personal glory in either the individual event or the team competition that brings the curtain down on the fencing programme on Sunday week. “We’ve been told a medal would completely change our whole set-up,” Kruse told Press Association Sport. “A big boost of money, a training venue, the whole thing would start to escalate. “Right now we are training on the corner of an athletics track at Lee Valley. We are lucky to have that, but it’s not a dedicated fencing place and if we get a medal we’ll leave a legacy for the sport.”

Judo chiefs, Olympic and Saudi officials in negotiations to resolve hijab ban OLYMPIC and Saudi Arabian officials are in talks with judo chiefs to find a solution after the sport’s governing body ruled the Saudi’s female competitor would have to fight without a hijab, or Islamic headscarf. On Thursday, the head of the International Judo Federation (IJF) president Marius Vizer confirmed Wodjan

Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani, one of the first two female athletes sent to the Olympics by the conservative Muslim kingdom, would not be allowed to wear a hijab. Shaherkani is due to compete in the women’s heavyweight tournament next Friday, and her participation could now be in doubt.

“We still have one week. She is still scheduled to compete, there’s no information that she won’t compete,” IJF spokesman Nicolas Messner told Reuters. “We still have time.” He said talks were under way between the Saudi Arabian National Olympic Committee, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the

IJF to attempt to resolve the issue. He did not elaborate on how this could be achieved but said there was “very good collaboration”. IOC spokesman Mark Adams confirmed there had been a “positive” meeting on Thursday. No one from the Saudi delegation could be reached for comment.


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Phelps and Lochte rivalry to kickstart swimming events

Douglas and Wieber clash much anticipated

Team mates to face off in 200, 400 medleys

TEAM mates one day, heated rivals the next, American gymnasts Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber may not be Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte but their showdown for the Olympic all-around gold could provide the London Games with one of its great moments. Douglas, the tiny, bubbly 16-year-old sensation dubbed the “Flying Squirrel” is sure to become an instant Olympic favourite and could also walk away a multiple medal winner having established her credentials with an upset victory over Wieber at the US trials. Wieber may only be five months older than Douglas, but the 17-year-old exudes a stoic intensity and maturity that has already carried her to a world allaround title. Douglas and Wieber will combine forces with three team mates to try and help the US claim the gold medal in the team event for the first time since 1996. However, it is their head-to-head battle for the all-around crown that has provided a mouth-watering rivalry to match Phelps and Lochte in the pool or Jamaican sprinters Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt on the track. Their contrasting styles and personalities should add even more spice to a competition that is among the Games’ most anticipated events. Douglas assures she and Wieber are the best of friends away from the gym but on the floor may the best gymnast win.

By Julian Linden NOTHING whets the appetite more in Olympic swimming than a genuine rivalry and this year’s London Games promises one of the greatest duels in the pool ever seen with the clash between team mate Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte putting the sport in a buzz. If the men’s 200 metres freestyle at the 2004 Athens Olympics, featuring Phelps, Ian Thorpe and Pieter van den Hoogenband, was prematurely called the race of the century, then this might as well be the matchup of the millennium. The two Americans will square off not once, but twice, in the 200 and 400m individual medleys, both lung-bursting events that drain every ounce of energy from swimmers, but provide for compelling drama. For swimming fans, the wait is almost over with the 400 individual on Saturday’s opening night of finals. “This is going to be a special race,” said Gregg Troy, the head coach of the US men’s team. “I can’t imagine a better way to promote our sport than a race like this on the first day.” Natalie Coughlin, the cap-

Although Phelps won the 400 individual medley at the last two Olympics and would become the first male swimmer to win the same event three times if he’s victorious, he finds himself in the rare position as the underdog tain of the American women’s team, said the whole pool deck was excited about watching the pair duke it out over eight laps. “It’s going to be an awesome race,” she said. “And it will have a lot of energy that hopefully gives us a lot of momentum going into the next eight days.” Although Phelps won the 400 individual medley at the last two Olympics and would become the first male swimmer to win the same event

three times if he’s victorious, he finds himself in the rare position as the underdog. He dropped the gruelling event from his programme after the Beijing Olympics and was beaten by Lochte in the race at the US Olympic Trials, but says he has improved since then. “I feel like my stroke is getting better and things are coming together, but I can only control what I do. I can’t control what anyone else does,” he said.

While the men’s 400 individual medley is the undoubted highlight, three other finals, all with compelling storylines of their own, will also feature on the opening night of finals at the London Aquatic Centre. The women’s 400 individual medley could also produce an American winner with Elizabeth Beisel, who trains in Florida with Lochte, setting the fastest time in the world this year, just ahead of China’s Zheng Rongrong.

Sun Yang is the favourite to win the men’s 400 metres freestyle. If he does, he will become the first Chinese man to win an Olympic swimming gold medal. His main rival is South Korea’s Park Tae-hwan, the Beijing champion. The Netherlands are the overwhelming favourites to win the women’s 4x100 freestyle relay after winning the gold medal at the last Olympics and past two world championships.

Agent: Bolt 100% healthy

South Korean archers break record

JAMAICAN triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt is fully fit for his historic bid for repeat golds in the 100 and 200 metres despite reports to the contrary, his agent said yesterday. “Usain is 100 per cent healthy,” Ricky Simms said in an email to Reuters. Bolt faced the media on Thursday, telling a packed news conference he had completely overcome his back and hamstring issues. The biggest name in athletics also told Reuters in a separate interview arranged by the Jamaican Olympic Association: “I have no problem. The back is good so the hamstring is alright.” However, the debate over his fitness was reignited when the BBC quoted Bolt on Thursday as saying “I think I am probably 95 per cent fit, but I am in great shape.” A sluggish Bolt finished an uncharacteristic second to training partner and world 100m champion Yohan Blake in both the 100 and 200 metres at the Jamaican trials last month while suffering from a slight hamstring problem. “I wasn’t 100 per cent at the trials,” Bolt told Reuters. “But when it comes to championships I always give 100 per cent.” Those who observed Bolt in training in Birmingham this week said there was no comparison between the way the 25-year-old looked at the Jamaican trials and now. “He looked like the old Usain,” one person said. Bolt told Reuters he had spent much of his training camp working on his 200 metres. “Especially around the turn,” he said. “We also did over distance (work) just to get that strength back up because I was slightly dying at the end of my 200s (in the trials).” Things are much better now. “We are definitely happy where it is,” Bolt told Reuters on Thursday.

ARCHERY superpower South Korea delivered a stinging reminder of its strength yesterday with two world records on the opening day of the London Olympics. Im Dong-hyun, who lost the world number one ranking to American Brady Ellison in 2011, shot 699 to break his own 72 arrow world record in the men’s ranking round, and combined with Oh Jinhyek and Kim Bub-min to set a new team record of 2,087. Kim’s score of 698 would also have broken the previous world record of 696, while Oh brought up the rear on 690. Archers can score a maximum of 10 points per arrow by striking the gold circle at the centre of the target. The United States, currently the world’s number one team and pre-Olympic favourites for gold in London, finished the day ranked fourth behind France and China. Im, who has strong myopia and has to aim at a ‘blob’ of colour on the target 70 metres away, was pleased to finish top of the ranking round but was characteristically cool on how the competition would play out. “It’s only the first round so I won’t get too excited about it,” he said. Korea head coach Jang Young-sool was pleased with the scoring on a damp day at Lord’s cricket ground, and said that while it was no problem to shoot in the drizzling rain it was a challenge to keep track of the

Im Dong-hyun shot 699 to break his own 72 arrow world record in the men’s ranking round

changing conditions. “You can’t really expect to break the world record but it’s not a big shock or surprise,” he told Reuters. “It was good scoring conditions today, we’ll just rest and then get ready for the team competition tomorrow.” South Korea’s men have won the team titles at the last three Games but never the individual Olympic gold medal. Kim Soo-nyung, who won the individual women’s gold in 1988 and three Olympic team golds, said the conditions were ideal for high scores. “They might have expected to shoot well because it’s a little bit cloudy and a little bit rainy, this weather is so nice to shoot in,” she told Reuters. “Most world records are set in this kind of weather. “Im, and the whole Korean team, have a lot more confidence now. You could see it today, they look a lot more confident and they believe they can do it.” While it was not the start the United States had been hoping for, Arizona bowman Ellison said they were happy enough with how they shot, even if the scores could have been better. Ellison shot 676 while team mate Jacob Wukie scored 673 and Jake Kaminski 670. “Korea are always top of the ranking round, they’re a great team, so we kind of expected them to be on top,” Ellison said. “But we’re shooting good and having fun and that’s what we came here to do.”


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Practice is perfect for Hamilton ahead of Hungarian GP LEWIS Hamilton knocked back a practice double for a much-needed tonic ahead of tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix. Collecting just four points from his last three races, Hamilton has fallen 62 points behind championship leader Fernando Alonso in his Ferrari. Hamilton stated on Thursday he could not afford any more ‘dents’ to his championship hopes after failing to score in the European and German Grands Prix for very different reasons. In desperate need of a strong result, ideally a victory prior to the summer break that follows this weekend’s event in Budapest, Hamilton was quickest at the end of both practice sessions, the second of which was again hit by rain, as was the case last week at Hockenheim. The 27-year-old led a McLaren one-two in the initial 90-minute outing with a time of one minute 22.821 seconds, finishing ahead of McLaren teammate Jenson Button by 0.101secs. That, however, was on the harder, slightly slower medium-compound Pirelli tyre, so come FP2 when the faster soft rubber was used, Hamilton was almost a second quicker. With a time of 1:21.995secs, Hamilton finished 0.185secs up on Kimi Raikkonen in his Lotus, with Williams’ Bruno Senna showing encouraging signs with a 1:22.253. The Ferraris of Felipe Massa and Alonso were up next, with Button sixth on the timesheet, 0.752secs adrift of Hamilton, with Paul Di Resta a solid seventh in his Force India, 0.799secs down. Reigning world champion

Sebastian Vettel was in close attendance to Di Resta, followed by Romain Grosjean in his Lotus and Mercedes’ Michael Schumacher. For the second successive FP2, though, Schumacher - known as the ‘rainmaster’ - ended the session in ignominy. Exactly a week ago Schumacher blamed a lack of concentration for a spin late on into a barrier which saw him damage the front and rear of the car in front of his home fans in Germany. On this occasion, with rain falling at the midway point of the session, Schumacher was simply caught out by the conditions. On the intermediate wet-weather tyres, Schumacher had no grip as he attempted to turn into the left-hander at turn six, locking up and sliding straight on into a tyre wall. As conditions failed to dry out enough for anyone to switch to slick tyres late on, it effectively made the session one of two halves, with only a handful of drivers opting not to go out for a run in the wet, including Hamilton, Raikkonen and Button. But with rain forecast for the race, those who did will at least have some valuable data to fall back on should that be the case. Below 10th-placed Schumacher on the timesheet was the second-placed man in the standings, Red Bull’s Mark Webber, but he looked far from happy with his day’s work as he trailed Hamilton by 1.819secs in 14th place. Propping up the times was HRT’s Narain Karthikeyan, the Indian 5.827secs down, 0.7secs adrift of team-mate Pedro de la Rosa.

In desperate need of a strong result prior to the summer break that follows this weekend’s event in Budapest, McLaren’s Hamilton was quickest at the end of both practice sessions yesterday

Great Britain’s Cavendish (seen here leading the peloton) is widely expected to prevail in today’s Olympic road race, having decimated the opposition in the last two sprints of the Tour de France

Mark Cavendish has a target on his back By Julien Pretot

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nlike Tour de France champion and team mate Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish does not have a RAF roundel on his helmet, but he will have a big target on his back when he starts today’s Olympic road race. Wiggins’ fashion sense on and off the bike is influenced by the “mods” of the 1960s, whose badge of identity was the “target” roundel used as an identifier on Royal Air Force aeroplanes. Cavendish, however, is the man the rest of the pack will focus their attention on as the sprinter bids to make up for the disappointment of Beijing 2008, when he was the only member of the British team to come home without a medal. Britain, however, will have to control the peloton over the technical 250-km course and tackle the short but steep climb to Box Hill nine times if they are to set up a massive sprint for the world champion. If it comes to a bunch finish, Cavendish, who lost four kilograms this season to cope with the climbing of Box Hill, is widely expected to prevail, having decimat-

Sprinter bidding to make up for Beijing 2008 where he failed to earn a medal ed the opposition in the last two sprints of the Tour de France. “He’s got the strongest team in the world,” said David Millar, one of Cavendish’s four team mates with Chris Froome, Wiggins and Ian Stannard, the only rider who does not have a Tour de France stage win to his name this year. “We’re at the top. Our Olympic team is pretty damn scary.” With only a maximum of five riders per team instead of nine in a world championships, the race will be tough to control, particularly with other teams hoping to create chaos with multiple attacks and breakaway attempts which could suit ‘punchers’ like France’s Thomas Voeckler or Sylvain Chavanel. “It’s nerve-wracking, the scale of the job we have at the Olympics,” added Millar of their need to control the race. Australia also have the

same interest in a mass sprint finish and bring a strong team to the Games with sprinter Matthew Goss, Stuart O’Grady, 2011 Tour champion Cadel Evans, Milan-San Remo winner Simon Gerrans and Team Sky road captain Michael Rogers. “It’s going to be tricky. We will have to be alert and keep out of trouble,” said O’Grady, who is expected to be working to put Goss into position for the final sprint. “On the circuit there are very small roads, and it’s covered so it’s quite dark. Once a few riders get out of sight - you won’t have any idea who that is unless you’re right up front watching the action.” That will count for little, however, if the race ends with a sprint as Cavendish showed at the end of the Tour, winning the final stage on the Champs Elysees after starting his effort about 300 metres from the line. Should the British team

execute the plan, they will hold the world, Olympic and Tour de France titles. “I’m very ready for the Olympics,” Cavendish said at the end of the Tour de France. “Between four of the five guys who are in the Olympic Games squad there are seven stage wins at the Tour de France so we’re going to have an incredibly strong team and we’re not just going to the Games to see how it goes.” Germany with Andre Greipel, who won three stages on the Tour de France, will also be looking to control the peloton to set up a mass sprint, while Belgium have two cards up their sleeves with former world champion Tom Boonen, who is back from injury, and one-day races specialist Philippe Gilbert in their team. Spain’s Samuel Sanchez, the title holder, has been ruled out of the race after crashing out of the Tour de France.


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