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A proud moment in Cyprus’ history ‘Not only are you in the union, you are the union’ says Van Rompuy By Elias Hazou


YPRUS last night launched its sixmonth rotating presidency of the Council of the EU with a symbolladen inaugural ceremony at the site of the ancient Curium amphitheatre. The ceremony got underway just after 8pm, allowing Europe’s great and good to enjoy the sunset in a dramatic setting. It began with Cyprus’ national anthem followed by the “Ode to Joy,” the anthem of the European Union. Cyprus, whose economy represents a mere 0.2 per cent of the eurozone, is now at the helm of policy-making just when Europe tackles a massive debt crisis. The island nation officially took over the presidency on July 1, days after becoming the fifth euro-area country to request an EU bailout. Awareness of the tough times ahead permeated the celebratory atmosphere. “It is no secret to any of us that the EU is faced with difficult economic chal-

lenges and rocky waters remain ahead,” said Helle Thorning-Schmidt, outgoing president of the Council of the EU and Prime Minister of Denmark. “I am more than convinced that Cyprus will put all of its weight behind this EUPresidency task and work Towards a Better Europe, as they call the Presidency. Mr. President, Demetris, you have shown a remarkable personal commitment and I am confident that with you behind the wheel, Europe will be steered in the right direction.” The audience numbered a select 500, and included ministers from the presidency trio partners Poland and Denmark, the College of Commissioners and local dignitaries. Notable guests included the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso and Vice President of the European Parliament, Anni Podimata, who attended on behalf of the President of the European Parliament, Martin


Dignitaries stand for the national anthem as twilight descends over the Curium amphitheatre last night

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AEGEAN airlines’ executive vice chairman Eftychios Vasilakis told the House yesterday that favouritism towards Cyprus Airways (CY) and Ryanair was distorting the market, and that they too should be given rights to certain routes. State carrier CY has already criticised the state, and airport operator Hermes for extending an incentives agreement to low-cost carrier Ryanair. However, the incentive schemes - whose terms are laid out at www. - are open to all airlines. Both Aegean and CY are free to apply but as yet have not.

The incentives aim to increase passenger volume, reward growth potential and benefit tourism. They are available for increasing capacity by introducing new routes. To qualify for a long-term incentive such as Ryanair does, airlines need to bring in high volumes of passengers. Financial incentives rise incrementally according to volume, the ability to have a Cyprus base and/or commit to a five year development plan. Ryanair says it can carry 600,000 passengers per annum from its Paphos base. Vasilakis said that Aegean asked for routes but was not given any, even though it goes to places that CY does not fly to. He also said that it was unfair Ryanair was given incentives and that the

government’s efforts to raise €31.33m for CY – the struggling state carrier – would further distort the market and prompt Aegean to reconsider its Cyprus-based activities. CY chairman George Mavrocostas said that the playing field was not level because CY could not fly over Turkish airspace because of a ban on Cypriot aircraft. In June, the House approved a €5 million boost to CY for incurred losses because of the airspace ban and the airline got €20 million last year for the same reason, to cover the period between 2004 and 2010. Mavrocostas said that if Aegean was given the Larnaca-Israel route, then CY should be given the Tel Aviv-Thessaloniki route.


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‘It’s perfectly normal for a country to turn to its allies for help’ By Luke Baker CYPRUS’ president played up his close ties with Russia yesterday, saying he was hoping to secure more financial support from Moscow as well as from the European Union as he bids to keep the island economy from collapsing. Demetris Christofias, who was educated in Moscow and is the EU’s only communist head of state or government, dismissed suggestions that his tight relations with Russia could damage his ties within Europe and said it was perfectly normal for a country to look to all its allies for help. “We need money to develop our economy and we need money to recapitalise our banks,” he told Brusselsbased reporters on a visit to Cyprus as it begins its sixmonth presidency of the EU. “The Russians, as good friends of Cyprus, want to take care of us,” he said, adding that he was prepared to take money from both Moscow and his partners in the eurozone if it would help put the island’s small and vulnerable economy back on track. “We could combine both,” he said when asked if he would rather take aid from Russia or the European Union. Cyprus’s banking sector is under severe strain largely as a result of its exposure to the Greek economy, with at least two banks needing to be recapitalised as soon as possible. Estimates from finance officials suggest the country, with an economy that generates a little over €17 billion in gross domestic product annually, may need €10 billion for its banking and financial sector

Brussels-based journalists listen to Christofias at a news conference yesterday alone. Inspectors from the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund, together known as the ‘troika’, are in Cyprus this week to make a first assessment of its needs before any bailout is finalised. But it is far from certain that Christofias, elected in 2008, will sign up to an EU/IMF package, particularly as it is likely to come with strict conditions, including demands for reforms to pensions policies and labour rules. Cyprus has already received €2.5 billion from Russia, with the 4-1/2-year loans carrying an interest rate of 4.5 per cent, but no other apparent conditions. Loans extended by the EU/ IMF to Greece, Ireland, Portugal and in the coming weeks

Spain vary in their interest rates and repayment schedules but mostly cost less than 4.5 per cent and can be repaid over a longer period of time. Perhaps to put pressure on the EU and IMF to provide the best terms possible, Christofias is keeping his mind open. “Both can be combined,” he said of lending from Moscow or Brussels, smiling broadly. “Let’s just hope we manage both.” Cyprus finds itself taking over the EU presidency, a largely ceremonial role but one that requires it to plan the bloc’s agenda and chair many of its meetings, at a difficult time. Not only is the economy teetering, but there are a range of geopolitical issues that have put the island in the spotlight. The most pressing is Syria, with concerns among Western

diplomats that Cyprus is being used by Russia as a shipment route to supply arms to the government of Bashar alAssad. Russia has not denied delivering arms to Syria, where it maintains a military base, but Christofias denied that Cyprus was used as a conduit. “There are a lot of fairy tales circulating about Cyprus’s role in shipments to Syria,” he said. “There is not a trace of truth that Russia is circulating arms through Cyprus in any direction.” During more than an hour of questioning, Christofias was at pains to describe Cyprus as a perfectly normal economy enduring short-term difficulty. Its biggest problem, he said, was the decades-long process of finding a solution to the Cyprus problem.

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Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (left) with EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy

A proud moment in Cyprus’ history Barroso: I wish the Cypriot Presidency every success. Your success will be our success. We are in this together (continued from front page) Schulz. Picking up the baton of the Council of the EU Presidency, President Demetris Christofias said: “These are indeed challenging times for Europe. The economic crisis has caused severe social problems, undermining the confidence of Europe’s citizens. “We must work towards a better Europe, with more efficient policies, a better performing economy and fairer distribution of wealth. A Europe based on growth, solidarity and social cohesion. A Europe where a strong growth strategy complements the necessary fiscal discipline.” Under the night sky and a cool evening breeze, the ceremonial part largely intermingled with the fanfare, with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra performing music from Frederic Chopin and Franz Schubert, Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, and traditional Cypriot songs. It concluded with a light show and dance drama with recitals of poetry in the Cypriot dialect dated to the Renaissance period.

The ceremony was broadcast live on CyBC and webcast on the Cyprus presidency’s site. “For the coming six months, not only are you in the Union, you are the Union,” Van Rompuy said in his speech. “I hope this will be a proud moment – a moment of European belonging – for all the citizens of this island. Cyprus can count on my personal support and on that of the European Union in the efforts to reach a settlement. This will require strong political will and a sense of conciliation from all involved. Overcoming this division is of momentous importance for our Union: as long as Cyprus is divided, in a way Europe will be divided.” For his part, Barroso said that over the coming six months Cyprus would be “helping to guide the EU through rough waters.” He added: “I wish the Cypriot Presidency every success in its efforts. Your success will be our success. We are in this together.”

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And in a display of support to Cyprus, Barroso concluded his remarks speaking in Greek, wishing Cyprus success. During Barroso’s speech a small group of Turkish Cypriots caused a murmur in the crowd when they unfurled protest posters reading: “EU, what are you doing about the extinction of the Turkish Cypriots and occupation?” The Turkish Cypriot unionists and fringe party leaders had been invited to the event, where they were greeted by Christofias. On behalf of Schulz, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Podimata said; “More than ever, Europe needs strong leadership from all its EU-institutions to get out of the current crisis stronger. In tough times, Europe needs a steady hand steering it through troubled waters.” She said more than ever, Europe needs decisive action. “We have made progress in getting Europe back on the path of sustainable budgets,” she said. Europe needs to take decisive steps in the direction of growth. The fight against youth un-

employment and the creation of jobs are among the most pressing issues today, she added. “More than ever, Europe needs a Presidency that is willing to work together constructively with all EU-institutions to find solutions that best serve the interests of our citizens,” Podimata said. Security was tight at Curium, located within Britain’s sovereign base areas in Episkopi. For the night-time operation over 400 Cypriot police were deployed – including sharpshooters of the Anti-Terrorism Unit – joined by 200 officers from the British bases. Two police choppers patrolled the skies, as gunboats mounted with 50mm guns circled the nearby coastline. Earlier in the day, bomb squad experts had combed the site of Curium. Traffic around the site was diverted, with authorities closing part of the old Limassol-Paphos highway between the British bases and the western M1 junction. Similarly no ships were allowed to navigate near the area.

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Unions and parties lay down red lines for troika ‘We stressed... that we will not accept the abolition of CoLA’ By Stefanos Evripidou PARTIES AND unions put down their ‘red lines’ on the corporate tax rate, indexlinked Cost of Living Allowance (CoLA) and retirement age yesterday in separate meetings with troika officials on a fact-finding mission in Cyprus ahead of bailout negotiations. A delegation of the troika – representing the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund –met yesterday with unions and parliamentary parties as part of its bid to assess the capital requirements of the island’s public and banking sector in the wake of Cyprus’ application for financial assistance from the EU bailout mechanism. The team is due to leave Cyprus on Friday to prepare their assessment report and return mid-July when negotiations will be launched on the bailout. It is not yet clear how much of an input Cypriot authorities, parties or unions will have in the ‘negotiations’ once they get started. Since their arrival on Monday, the troika has met with various stakeholders, including the Ministers of Finance, Commerce and Labour, the House Finance Committee, House President, business leaders and employer organisations. Yesterday, the troika heard the opinions of unions and party representatives on the state of the economy and the best way forward. The meetings were clearly one-sided, with troika officials sticking to gathering information, rather than engaging in dialogue or discussion on the sensitive matters at hand. The heads of unions SEK, PEO, DEOK and PASYDY rejected in unison any effort to abolish CoLA while also voiced their dissent against extending the retirement age. Speaking after the meeting with the troika at the finance ministry, SEK’S Nicos Moy-

seos said: “We stressed to the troika technocrats that we will not accept in any case the abolition of CoLA and analysed our reasons.” At the same time, he said the unions assured the troika that “through the social dialogue that characterises Cyprus we will be flexible to continue dialogue with the labour minister and our partners to modernise and maintain CoLA.” PEO’s Pambis Kyritsis said the unions are ready to help deal with the difficulties facing the Cyprus economy, but in a way which is socially fair within the framework of social justice. He added that the union movement expects the troika “to respect the Cypriot tradition of social dialogue and collective bargaining”. Head of the powerful civil servants union PASYDY, Glafcos Hadjipetrou, said: “CoLA is successful in our country, for years it was seen as a blessing. We clarified that we don’t want to see a distortion or abolition of CoLA.” DEOK’s Diomedes Diomedous said the economy needs restructuring to lead the country to economic growth and job creation through the development of the education, health and energy sectors. “We asked that this be their main message and diagnosis,” he said. The troika officials also met with all parties in parliament, where they heard a great deal about Cyprus’ low corporate tax rate. DISY representatives stressed the need to preserve the low rate which will act as the “vehicle to help Cyprus return to economic growth”, said DISY number two Averof Neophytou. The DISY deputy said he told the troika “how important it is for Cyprus as a service-based economy to maintain a low corporate rate”, adding that any possible positive impact that might come from changing the corporate tax will be negated by the multiple problems it will create. DIKO leader Marios Ga-

Troika members on their way to see the unions yesterday royian said he asked the troika to consider “balanced and fair measures” focusing on growth, and not strict austerity measures which crippled Greece and increased unemployment. “We stressed that strict austerity is not the solution,” he said. He warned against changing the corporate tax rate as this could destroy the financial sector. Mirroring the unions, Garoyian said any measures should not be imposed but negotiated, socially just and maintain social cohesion. Ruling AKEL leader Andros Kyprianou said yesterday he still hoped Cyprus could secure another interstate loan:

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“The effort to secure the loan continues and we hope to get loans to put us in a better negotiating position with the troika.” After meeting the troika, he said the corporate tax rate was something all parties agree on. As for CoLA, AKEL insists on the need for it to continue but with a fairer distribution. EDEK deputy Nicos Nicolaides said his party was prepared to make the necessary structural changes while at the same time, taking into account cohesion and the need to move towards growth and job creation. The troika also met with EVROKO and the Greens. Asked by reporters what his party’s red lines are, Greens deputy Giorgos Perdikis replied: “Do you think we are in a position to put down red lines?” Officials here have declined to even speculate on the size of an EU bailout.

(Christos Theodorides) Fitch ratings said last week that Cypriot banks would need €6.0 billion in capital, foreseeing significant loan losses in Greece and an increasing non-performing loan ratio in Cyprus. Following a meeting of its board of directors yesterday, after bank executives had met with the troika, the Bank of Cyprus said it was in favour of speeding up the process of the banks’ recapitalisation needs. “In order to address market uncertainty, the Board considers that the finalisation of the process to recapitalise the banking sector, in collaboration with the relevant parties, including Troika, the Central Bank of Cyprus and the Ministry of Finance, should be expedited,” a statement said. The island’s largest lender needs at least €500 million to meet new capitalisation requirements; the Popular Bank needs some €1.8 billion, underwritten by the government.

‘Let’s ask the Troika to bail out Paphos to Polis highway’ THE COMMUNICATIONS minister yesterday assured lawmakers that plans for the Paphos-Polis Chrysochous connecting road would go ahead, even though the tenders’ procedure had been cancelled. Briefing the House Communications Committee, minister Efthymios Flourentzos said his ministry planned to launch a new tenders’ procedure within the year, following the collapse of the last one. Speaking after the meeting, Committee Chairman, DIKO’s Antonis Antoniou, said MPs had suggested the government seeks a low-interest loan from the troika – the EU/IMF delegation assessing Cyprus for a bailout – to promote the project. Affected residents are bound to be unhappy, as Antoniou said the government was toying with the idea of cancelling expropriations and compensation, and deeming the area a white zone. As Antoniou pointed out, this would be deemed as unfair treatment towards the land owners who hadn’t yet received compensation. “When parliament uses express procedures to approve €1.8 billion to recapitalise the banks, it is incomprehensible for it to not move ahead with the payment of the €40 million in compensation that is pending,” said Antoniou. He added: “Now that the troika is examining the state’s finances, why can it not be asked for an added low-interest loan to pay off the state’s obligations to these owners”. The entire cost of the expropriations was estimated at €83 million, while only €35 million has been paid out. “Delays in paying these compensations for six to seven years could be seen as squandering public funds, as the interest rate is 9.0 per cent,” Antoniou pointed out. He called on the finance and communications ministries to immediately launch new tenders and have second thoughts over what they plan to do with the expropriations. The committee also asked for work on the LimassolSaittas road to be sped up.

Christofias meets Ashton PRESIDENT Demetris Christofias yesterday pledged Cyprus’ support to the efforts of High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton by utilising its friendly relations with countries in the region. Christofias received Ashton during a meeting yesterday at the presidential palace. During their meeting, an official statement said: “They discussed the developments in the region, as well as the coordination between the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union with the High Representative and the European External Action Service, which has the competency to promote the foreign relations of the Union, to achieve and solidify peace and stability in the region”.

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Home Civil servants jump ship over bonus fears

Pledge to carry on work from Danish presidency PRESIDENT Demetris Christofias and Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning Schmidt, yesterday discussed issues relating to the priorities of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU as well as the legislative dossiers Cyprus has inherited from the Danish Presidency. Christofias said during their talks, he was thoroughly informed by the Danish Prime Minister, on the most important issues and legislative dossiers inherited to Cyprus by the Danish Presidency. “I am confident that during the Cyprus Presidency our services will make every possible effort to promote these issues”. Thorning Schmidt said the two countries’ journey together “began ten years ago when Denmark kept the presidency last time and during our presidency, Cyprus was admitted into the EU”. Cyprus, she added through an interpreter, “can count on the full support of Denmark during your presidency and in the work on your priorities”, noting that the priorities chosen by the Cyprus Presidency are timely and are exactly what Europeans want.

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt with President Demetris Christofias

Semi-government bodies tapped by the government

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State will borrow €250 million through the sale of three-month treasury bills By George Psyllides THE government will borrow €250 million through the sale of three-month treasury bills to at least three semi-state organisations, it emerged yesterday, mainly to refinance existing debt maturing on July 16. The finance ministry announced the transaction on Wednesday, saying it had come to an agreement with institutional investors. Daily Politis reported yesterday that Finance Minister Vassos Shiarly had met with representatives of telecommunications company CyTA, the ports authority and the human resources development authority to secure the cash. “There is a need and the state is asking for help in the form of a loan from three or more organisations,” ports authority chairman Yiannakis Kokkinos told state radio. The transaction, scheduled for July 12, will refinance a debt of €133 mil-

lion maturing on July 16. A further €208 million in 13-week treasury bills is due on August 15. It would not be the first time the cash-strapped state has tapped semi-state or other government-related organisations for cash. “Around a year ago, the ports authority assisted the state again with some €50 million in the form of bonds,” Kokkinos said. In a statement issued yesterday, the ministry said it had also rolled-over, for one more month, €200 million worth of debt that expires today. The ministry did not say who the investors were, citing the secrecy that binds banking transactions. It said it could not name the investors without their consent. The moves were criticised by the opposition who said they had been assured that the state had covered its financing needs for 2012 through the €2.5 billion loan from Russia. DIKO vice chairman Nicolas Papadopoulos also suggested that such a loan

would be in violation of the law on the operation of the ports authority and CyTA. The two organisations can only give money to the state either through dividends or from their surpluses or by investing their pension and provident funds in Cypriot bonds, Papadopoulos said. And government bonds are currently considered ‘junk’ so no fund can invest in them, he added. He said that his party will ask for the attorney-general’s intervention if the two organisations give the government these loans. DISY number two Averof Neophytou said he wanted the ministry to inform them whether the state had a cash-flow problem and pledged to help to prevent a further blow to Cyprus’ credibility. The ministry said that as of December 31, 2011, debt maturing in 2012 was €2.7 billion. These were the needs the government said were covered with the €2.5 billion loan from the Russian Federation, the ministry said.

AN INCREASING percentage of civil servants are getting out early amid fears that their retirement bonuses will be taxed, despite repeated government assurances that will not happen. Treasury figures show that last year the ratio of early retirements came to 47.5 per cent. Of the 1,134 people who left the service, 538 retired early. During the first five months of this year, 148 people have opted for early retirement, out of a total of 296, or 50 per cent. In 2010 the ratio of early retirements was 29.7 per cent, and in 2009 it was 18.4 per cent. According to Louis Droushiotis, head of the Personal Emoluments and Pensions Directorate at the Treasury, many civil servants are being scared away by rumours that their lump-sum retirement bonus is going to be taxed. “There is a growing trend not just in the central government, but also in public education, the police and other areas of the broader public sector,” Droushiotis told Stockwatch. The government’s request for an EU bailout and the advent of the troika is expected to continue this trend, he said. Civil servants are also worried that the government may change the way pensions are calculated, so that from now on pension payouts are based on the average salary of the last 30 months in service, instead of on the last salary, as is currently the case. But the increase in early retirements appears to be costing the state more in the short-term. Payouts on retirements in total have gone up by 22 per cent, according to Central Bank data. And according to an actuarial report compiled by Muhanna, the annual cost of retirement bonuses in the public sector comes to €100 million.

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Home Evidence mounts that arson caused Akamas fires Last-ditch attempt to prevent poaching relaxations

EVIDENCE found on the location of two fires at the Akamas peninsula suggest they were started deliberately, a forestry department spokesman said yesterday. Andreas Christou said the authorities’ investigation in the area was still ongoing but “the evidence found on the spot where the fires started lead to the conclusion they were set deliberately.” But Tuesday’s blazes appear to

have done less damage than initially thought. Christou said the first fire, in the Neo Chorio area, burnt less than the two square kilometres reported earlier. And the second blaze, in the Lara area, appears to have gone through 26 and not 50 hectares of land. The two fires burnt wild shrub, part of the state forest and private cultivations.

Hailed as an environmental jewel, the once pristine Akamas peninsula has been gradually destroyed, mainly through development with the tolerance of the authorities. Cyprus has a case pending against it over its failure to designate sufficient protected areas in the Akamas. The European Commission suggested that Cyprus had used socioeconomic criteria in designating

areas in the Akamas instead of scientific standards as it ought to. The excluded areas mainly concern private properties, the Commission said in June last year. Conservationists saw the government’s plan as a poor compromise to appease landowners and local residents, who have long argued that it is unfair not to allow them to develop what has become prime real estate.

Anger growing over horrific attack on dog Animal lovers plan protest outside airport as EU Commission boss leaves the island By Jacqueline Agathocleous ANIMAL lovers have blasted police for failing to take action against a man seen brutally beating a puppy into a coma. The horrific incident has gone viral on the internet, even being reported by CNN after a local teenage girl promoted it on her Facebook page. The distraught teenager is quoted on CNN calling on foreigners to “please boycott tourism to my country” until the animal welfare law is properly enforced. The teen describes the story of a puppy, named Thunder, by local animal welfare sanctuary Argos, who was attacked for no apparent reason by a man, whose personal details have not been

made public. Witnesses said the attacker suddenly launched at the puppy, which had been playing with children, and “kept hitting it and then lifting it up and hitting it on the edge of the pavement repeatedly in a maniacal manner”, all in the presence of small children. Animal welfare organisation held a protest outside police headquarters last Saturday, calling on the force to ensure implementation of the relevant laws. They also urged police to get to the bottom of Thunder’s case and ensure the man responsible is punished accordingly. Police Spokesman Andreas Angelides yesterday said the Police Chief had given orders for the case to be investigated.

The Chief is also examining a demand by the organisations to create special police units in all the districts to be in charge of looking after animals. “These matters are being examined by the Police Chief and he plans to hold a meeting with the animal welfare organisations to hear their views and take them into account when he plans further action,” Angelides told the Cyprus Mail, without however offering a date for this meeting. In the CNN article as well as a number of forums, local police are heavily criticised in hundreds of posts, by locals as well as foreigners. “Although (the beating) was reported to the police, the latter did not take any measures against this man, despite the fact of numerous witnesses willing to testify,” the CNN piece reads. The teenager went on to report that the police force’s inaction in such matters was a long-running problem. “Dogs are being hanged from trees; there is extensive use of forbidden substances for mass poisoning of cats suffering a very slow and painful death,” she said. Thunder has been in a coma ever since the June 26 beating, and is being treated at a veterinary clinic for a

Thunder lies traumatised on vet’s table after beating brain haemorrhage. A family who saw the attack managed to get the dog to a vet while still alive. “The cruel and barbaric way in which a fellow citizen of ours chose to behave towards the animal is condemnable,” the Green Party announced after the incident. “Love towards all of God’s creations show how civilised we are. Cyprus is presiding over the European Union and such incidents certainly don’t honour our country. We are calling for the case

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to be resolved, so those who are guilty can be led to justice.” Meanwhile, animal lovers plan to hold a protest at the Larnaca Airport roundabout tonight from 8pm until 10pm – around the time the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, will be departing from Cyprus. “We will all be there with our banners, so he can see us and move across the European Union the misery experienced by animals of Cyprus and the indifference of those responsible,” the organisations announced. For more info or images of “Thunder”, visit https:// et/?set=a.453605357991334. 109359.110276568990883&ty pe=1

CONSERVATIONISTS yesterday made a last-ditch appeal to parliament not to approve controversial amendments to the hunting law that will introduce low spot fines for use and possession of audio devices used to lure birds, instead of taking offenders to court. Terra Cypria, Friends of the Earth, and BirdLife Cyprus urged parties to “contemplate their responsibilities and reject the out-of-court regulation of offences regarding the possession and use of bird calling devices.” Current legislation provides for court fines of up to €17,000 and or up to three years in jail. In a statement ahead of today’s vote on the amendments, which seem set to be approved, the three groups stressed that relaxing the law gives Cyprus’ European partners the wrong message, more so in the first days of the island assuming rotating EU presidency. Under the new provisions, possession of an audio device used to lure birds would be punishable with a €350 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. MPs do not consider the amendments a relaxation of the law and believe that in this way, authorities will net more offenders. The three organisations counter that this does not simplify procedures – they say that enforcement of the two amendments would be more time-consuming and problematic.

Dog burnt alive during burglary POLICE were called late Wednesday to investigate a burglary in Limassol, and arrived to find the Labrador guard dog poisoned and burnt to death. The house was not occupied due to renovations. Investigations found that the dog had been doused with a flammable liquid and then set on fire after being poisoned. Nearly €4,000 worth of goods was stolen from the property including a stereo system, a TV, a computer, and 25 Swarovski crystals.

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NATO supplies enter Afghanistan via Pakistan again

‘Japan atomic disaster was due to collusion’

A PAIR of trucks carrying NATO supplies crossed into Afghanistan yesterday, Pakistani customs officials said, the first time in more than seven months that Pakistan has allowed Western nations to use its roads to supply troops in Afghanistan. Customs officials said the container trucks had passed through the Chaman border crossing into southern Afghanistan, a milestone following a deal this week with the United States ending the impasse triggered by the killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers by US aircraft last November. “We received orders yesterday to allow NATO supply trucks through, but security officials hadn’t received their instructions,” said Imran Raza, a customs official. “They received their orders today, and now two trucks have crossed the border into Afghanistan.” The resumption of NATO transit into Afghanistan came two days after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, yielding to Pakistani demands, told Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar the

Fukushima crisis was ‘preventable’ says panel

United States was sorry for the deaths last November. In response to the killing of the soldiers in a border post, a furious Islamabad shut the supply routes. For months, the Obama administration refused Pakistani demands to offer an apology for what NATO said was a regrettable accident. The closure forced NATO countries to bring in supplies into landlocked Afghanistan through an alternate route to the north, a cumbersome process that cost 2-1/2 times as much as shipping them to and then across Pakistan. NATO commanders said the route closure did not affect operations in Afghanistan, where foreign troops battle the Taliban more than 10 years after the war began. But they acknowledged it could have become more problematic once NATO nations begin to withdraw in earnest ahead of an end-2014 timeline for removing most foreign troops. The deal struck this week on the routes could go a long way to easing ongoing tension between the two countries.

By Risa Maeda and Linda Sieg JAPAN’S Fukushima nuclear crisis was a preventable disaster resulting from “collusion” among the government, regulators and the plant operator, an expert panel said yesterday, wrapping up an inquiry into the worst nuclear accident in 25 years. Damage from the huge March 11, 2011, earthquake, and not just the ensuing tsunami, could not be ruled out as a cause of the accident, the panel added, a finding with serious potential implications as Japan seeks to bring idled reactors online. The panel criticised the re-


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This March 20, 2011 file picture shows the stricken Fukushima Daiichi No.1 nuclear power plant reactors number three (L) and four (R), at Okuma in Fukushima prefecture (AFP) sponse of Fukushima Daiichi plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co, regulators and then Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who quit last year after criticism of his handling of a natural disaster that became a man-made crisis. “The ... Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident was the result of collusion between the government, the regulators and Tepco, and the lack of governance by said parties,” the panel said in an English summary of a 641-page Japanese document. The report - issued hours after a reactor began supplying electricity to the grid for the first time in two months - put an official imprimatur on criticism of the cosy ties that have bound a powerful nexus of interests known as the “nuclear village”. Regulators, it said, had been reluctant to adopt global safety standards that could have helped prevent the disaster in which reactors melted down,

spewing radiation and forcing about 150,000 people from their homes, many of whom will never return. “Across the board, the Commission found ignorance and arrogance unforgivable for anyone or any organisation that deals with nuclear power. We found a disregard for global trends and a disregard for public safety,” the panel said. The panel’s finding that seismic damage may well have played a role could affect the restart of reactors that were taken offline, mostly for maintenance and safety checks, in the months since Fukushima. Japan is one of the world’s most quake-prone countries. “We have proved that it cannot be said that there would have been no crisis without the tsunami,” Katsuhiko Ishibashi, a seismologist and panel member, said in the report. The panel urged strict checks on all reactors against guidelines set in 2006, and said Japan’s 21 oldest reactors,

whose construction was approved before guidelines were set in 1981, may be at similar risk from a big quake as Fukushima Daiichi. Experts have said that an active fault may lie under Kansai Electric Power Co’s Ohi plant in western Japan, whose No. 3 unit began supplying electricity to the grid early yesterday. Ohi’s No. 4 unit will come on line later this month after the government approved restarts to avoid a power shortage. “This means all of Japan’s reactors are vulnerable and require retro-fitting, calling into question the hasty decision of the (PM Yoshihiko) Noda cabinet to restart reactors before getting the lessons of Fukushima,” said Jeffrey Kingston of Temple University in Tokyo. The report by the experts follows a six-month investigation involving more than 900 hours of hearings and interviews with more than 1,100 people, the first such inquiry of its kind.

Korea whaling proposal angers Asian nations SOUTH Korea on Wednesday proposed resuming whaling for scientific research, angering other Asian countries and conservationists who said the practice would skirt a global ban on whale hunting. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said she would fight the proposal, which was made at a meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Panama City. Critics said the move to pursue whaling in domestic waters was modelled on Japan’s introduction of scientific whaling after the IWC imposed a 1986 moratorium on commercial whaling. Japan says it has a right to monitor the whales’ impact on its fishing industry. South Korea says whaling is a cultural tradition. Anti-whaling activists regularly harass Japanese vessels engaging in their annual whale hunt in the Southern Ocean off Australia

and Antarctica, with the two sides sometimes clashing violently. At least one activist boat has sunk in recent years. In Seoul, a government official said South Korea abided by international regulations and it would be up to the IWC to assess its proposal. “We’ve submitted a proposal to the IWC’s Scientific Committee to resume scientific whaling in our waters and will await the committee’s assessment,” said an official at the Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry. “If it says it is not adequate in their assessment of the legitimacy of scientific research, we’ll make further preparations.” South Korea said its fishermen were complaining that growing whale populations were depleting fishing stocks, an assertion the World Wildlife Fund said had no scientific basis.

Shin Shin the panda gives birth in Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo SHIN Shin the panda gave birth to a much-awaited baby at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo yesterday, the first time a panda has been born there in 24 years. Shin Shin and her partner Ri Ri, arrived in Tokyo from

China in February 2011 and went on view to the public soon after a devastating earthquake and tsunami the following month, providing some welcome good news. Television footage showed six-year-old Shin Shin hold-

ing what appeared to be a tiny object to her chest. Zoo officials said the baby squealed loudly. “This is a really good thing,” a veterinarian who works with the zoo told NHK national television.

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World Libya poll station fire could be arson THE main storage centre for election materials in the eastern Libyan town of Ajdabiya caught fire yesterday in a suspected arson attack two days before a July 7 national election, eyewitnesses and a security source said. The incident, which destroyed ballot papers and other election equipment, comes amid fears that the poll - that will elect a national assembly - could be marred by violence. An official at Libya’s national election commission in the capital Tripoli, said any ballot slips destroyed in the incident would be replaced before tomorrow.

‘Rio-Paris crash due to pilots, sensors’

BEA director Troadec (R) speaks at a press conference yesterday at Le Bourget, outside Paris (AFP)

INVESTIGATORS probing a 2009 mid-Atlantic Air France plane crash blamed a combination of pilot error, technical problems, inadequate training and poor oversight in a report that went further than expected in castigating the safety industry. The final report on the Rio-Paris Airbus A330 crash that killed 228 people more than three years ago called for improved pilot training and cockpit design among 25 recommendations to prevent a repeat of the disaster. Pilots’ trade unions and Air France have been at loggerheads with planemaker Airbus over who or what was to blame for the airline’s worst loss. France’s BEA investigation authority confirmed earlier findings that the crew had mishandled its response to the loss of speed readings from faulty sensors that became iced

up in turbulent conditions over the south Atlantic on June 1, 2009. The doomed aircraft plunged for four minutes in darkness in an aerodynamic stall as its wings gasped for air while pilots failed to react to repeated stall alarms, according to flight recorders recovered two years after the crash.

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT “This accident results from an airplane being taken out of its normal operating environment by a crew that had not understood the situation,” said BEA director Jean-Paul Troadec. The report also found that the A330’s speed sensors, known as pitot tubes and designed by France’s Thales, were only upgraded after the disaster, even though there had been

previous incidents with the equipment. It urged Airbus to review the aircraft’s stall warning system, following criticism of the alarm’s erratic behaviour when the airplane was already deep into its 38,000-foot plunge. And it urged an overhaul of the way France’s aviation and airline industries are supervised. Families of crash victims immediately criticized the report as too soft on the aerospace industry, ensuring that a row over responsibility for the accident will linger as Air France and Airbus both face a French manslaughter investigation. “It seems that the pilots were lured into error by the problems with the pitot tubes,” said Robert Soulas, head of an association of families of the victims on board Flight 447.

terrorism General said to defect Six suspects arrested from Assad inner circle by London police Assad: I’m still here due to popular support By Mariam Karouny and Oliver Holmes IN what would be the most high-profile defection from the inner circle of the Syrian leadership, , a friend of President Bashar al-Assad and a brigadier in his Republican Guard, was reported on Wednesday to have fled to Turkey. Tlas, whose father Mustapha was defence minister under Assad’s father for 30 years, could not be reached for comment, but several sources among the Syrian rebels said he had quit Damascus and a news website close to Assad’s security services quoted a Syrian official saying Tlas was now in Turkey. Tlas is a rare representative of the Sunni Muslim majority in a political elite and officer corps dominated by Assad’s fellow Alawites, and his break with his friend may reflect an erosion of support for the president among wealthy Sunnis, slow to join an uprising driven by their poorer co-religionists. The Syriasteps website which quoted a “high-level se-

Demonstrators raise their arms as they protest against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in central Damascus on July 3, 2012 curity source” confirming his flight also quoted a security official playing it down: “His desertion means nothing,” he said. “If Syrian intelligence had wanted to arrest him it would have.” But a source in the exiled opposition to Assad, who said a relative of Tlas had confirmed his defection to him, said: “It’s a very important defection. His brigade is very attached to their general, so we can say the


true defection has started.” That source said Tlas had fled Damascus on Tuesday and was in Turkey en route for Paris, where Western and Middle Eastern sponsors of the rebel cause are meeting as the “Friends of Syria” on Friday. The French capital is also the home of Tlas’s sister, widow of a billionaire Saudi arms dealer. A witness in Damascus, who spoke anonymously for fear

of the security services, said Tlas’s house in the Syrian capital had been ransacked by security agents yesterday: “They took away everything,” the witness said. Another opposition source said Tlas was expected to issue a video message soon announcing he was joining the opposition. Meanwhile, Syrian troops pushed into the rebel-held northern town of Khan Sheikhoun yesterday, activists said. They said the security forces killed at least 11 people in an armoured assault from the south at dawn after a fierce bombardment. In a defiant interview with a Turkish newspaper, Assad blamed the revolt on Islamist militants from hostile Arab states and a Western plot to break up Syria or stoke civil war. “The big game targeting Syria is much bigger than we expected,” he told Cumhuriyet daily. “The fight against terrorism will continue decisively in the face of this.” “Everybody was calculating that I would fall in a small amount of time. They all miscalculated,” he said. “If I didn’t have the people behind me ... I would have been overthrown. How come I’m still standing?” Russia, which condemns outside backing for Syrian insurgents whom it regards as dangerous Islamist militants, has dismissed suggestions that it might grant Assad political asylum.



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FIVE men and a woman suspected of preparing terrorist attacks were arrested during early morning police raids across London yesterday, police said. Police said the operation was not linked to the Olympics, which start in London on July 27, but was part of a planned intelligence-led operation. A security source said the London arrests were related to international Islamist militancy and were made at an early stage of plotting. It was not clear if any targets were identified. During the raids, a 29-yearold man was arrested on a street in west London while the others, aged between 18 and 30, were detained at residential addresses in east and west London. A 24-year-old man was tasered by police with a stun gun during the operation by armed officers, but did not require hospital treatment.

Police said the six were arrested on suspicion of the “commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism”. Detectives were searching eight homes in east, west and north London, and one business address in east London. In a separate and apparently unrelated incident, armed police closed both carriageways of a motorway near Britain’s second biggest city, Birmingham, after reports of a man acting suspiciously on a coach heading for London. British security forces are on high alert for any signs of trouble ahead of the Olympics. Seven years ago this week suicide bombers killed 52 people in a string of coordinated attacks in London. The motorway incident proved to be a false alarm. Police said they did not consider it to be a counter-terrorism situation and they were not treating anyone as suspect.

UK denies cuts undermine military BRITAIN’S defence secretary hit back yesterday at accusations that cuts to army numbers put the country at risk and reduced its standing as a military power, as he outlined a major shake-up of the force’s structure. Philip Hammond said Britain’s army, whose regular trained members will be cut to 82,000 from 102,000 by 2020 to save money, would still be able to deploy a similar-sized force to that sent to Afghanistan. “Despite what you read in some of your papers, people could be forgiven for thinking that we are nowhere in the military pecking order. We do have the fourth-largest defence budget in the world and the army is one of the top-performing armies in the world and will remain so,” he told reporters.

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Barclays credit outlook downgraded by agencies

ECB cuts rates to new low to aid economy

Powerhouse investment arm could break up after scandal

THE European Central Bank cut interest rates to a record low yesterday to breathe life into a deteriorating eurozone economy, but steered clear of more dramatic measures such as buying government bonds or flooding banks with fresh liquidity. The quarter-point cut in the ECB’s main refinancing rate to 0.75 per cent was in line with market expectations and followed a dire batch of economic data that show even eurozone powerhouse Germany is entering a modest downturn. European shares extended gains on the news and the euro fell. Of 71 economists polled by Reuters, 48 had expected the bank to cut, most of them by 25 basis points, though some others forecast a larger decrease. But stock gains were relinquished after ECB President Mario Draghi said the eurozone economy would recover only gradually, threatened by the debt problems of several of the bloc’s members and banks’ unwillingness to lend. “The risks surrounding the economic outlook for the euro area continue to be on the downside,” Draghi told a news conference. “Beyond the short term, we expect the euro area economy to recover gradually, although with momentum dampened by a number of factors. In particular, tensions in some euro area sovereign debt markets and their impact on credit conditions.” The ECB’s loosening of policy followed shortly after China and Britain did similar. Draghi said there was no coordination between the three. In addition to cutting the main refinancing rate, the ECB also reduced its deposit rate, which acts as a floor for the money market, to zero from 0.25 per cent.

By Jamie Grierson BRITISH banking giant Barclays yesterday saw its credit rating outlook downgraded to negative by Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s to reflect concerns over the impact of Bob Diamond’s shock resignation. Moody’s said the departure of Diamond, as well as chairman Marcus Agius and chief operating officer Jerry del Missier, in the wake of the rate-rigging scandal could lead to the break up of its powerhouse investment arm. The cut - from stable to negative - comes ahead of a vote among MPs to decide whether Parliament or a judge should stage an investigation into the Liborfixing affair, while George Osborne has accused Labour of being “clearly involved” in it. Ex-Barclays chief executive Diamond on Wednesday admitted feeling “physically ill” when he discovered traders had fiddled the key rate but denied he was “personally culpable” for their actions. Explaining its decision, Moody’s said shareholder and political pressures could “lead to broader pressure on the bank to shift its business model away from

Protesters from the campaign group “38 degrees” demonstrate outside Portculis House in London against what they describe as a ‘close relationship between bankers and politicians’ investment banking and reform perceived failures in its business culture”. The agency added: “Although this could have potentially positive implications over the longer term, the uncertainty surrounding such a change in direction is credit negative in the short term. “In addition, Moody’s believes that the bank could be challenged to replace the three senior staff and in particular find a new chief executive who not only has a sufficient understanding of the investment banking business to run Barclays, but also has the credibility and ability to swiftly ad-

dress the weaknesses that the Libor incident revealed and stakeholders’ perceptions of the investment bank.” Moody’s said that Barclays’ ratings could come under further pressure if the bank proves unable to restore a stable management structure over the coming months. Diamond blamed a “series of unfortunate events” for his shock departure as he fended off calls to give up his multimillion-pound bonuses. Diamond told MPs that Bank of England deputy governor Paul Tucker had relayed to him concerns in

Whitehall about Barclays’ high Libor rates, in a phone call in October 2008. He believed Tucker was trying to warn him that “there are ministers in Whitehall who are hearing that Barclays is always high, that could lead to the impression that you are not funding yourself ”. But he told the Treasury select committee: “My recollection is Paul did not mention who he was referring to or I would have put it in the note.” But Osborne told The Spectator yesterday: “As for the role of the Labour government and the people around Gordon Brown

- well I think there are questions to be asked of them. “They were clearly involved and we just haven’t heard the full facts, I don’t think, of who knew what when.” Labour and Westminster’s minority parties yesterday made a final push for an independent “forensic” judicial public inquiry, claiming it is the only way to restore public faith in the disgraced industry. But the coalition insists a parliamentary investigation is the best way to get speedy recommendations that can be included in a banking reform Bill early next year.

Greece admits veering from bailout duties

Stournaras said Greece’s fiscal adjustment programme had been slowed by a May election and June 17 ballot re-run

GREECE conceded yesterday it had slipped “in some respects” in implementing the cuts and reforms demanded by lenders in exchange for saving Athens from bankruptcy, and tried to persuade them to cut the country some slack. Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras made the admission after meeting senior officials from Greece’s “troika” of lenders from the EU, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund, whose inspectors have begun picking through the country’s books after weeks of political paralysis. Trying to take advantage of a shift in Europe towards more growth-friendly policy measures, the government is pressing to soften the punishing terms of a bailout that is keeping Greece solvent but also driving it deeper into recession. Conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ uneasy coalition of left and right is under intense public pressure to ease the burden on a society fraying at the edges. But it faces fierce resistance from sceptical European partners led by paymaster Germany. Stournaras, a liberal economist who was sworn in shortly before meeting the troika, said Greece’s fiscal adjustment programme had been slowed by an election in May and a ballot re-run on June 17.

"The economy has gone through two difficult elections and the programme is off track in some respects, and it is on track in others,” he told reporters. "The troika people told me jokingly that I’m not going to have a good time at the Eurogroup on Monday,” he said, referring to his first meeting next week with fellow finance ministers of the 17-nation eurozone. I told them I’m aware of that." The mission from the troika is reviewing Greece’s faltering progress on fiscal adjustment and reform under a ¤130-billion ($162.6 billion) bailout deal. With the economy in its fifth year of recession and almost one in four Greek workers jobless, the government says the austerity has become intolerable. But without the next ¤31.5-billion instalment of bailout funds, Greece risks running out of cash within weeks. Challenged by an emboldened opposition committed to rejecting the bailout, Samaras has called for targeted tax cuts, a freeze on public sector layoffs, extra help for the poor and unemployed and an additional two years to cut the deficit. In exchange, he is offering to expand and speed up the country’s privatisation process. After meeting the troika, the Harvard-educated PM pledged to stabilise

Greek finances while fostering economic recovery. "The prime minister underlined that the Greek government is determined to proceed more effectively towards fiscal adjustment, to speed up structural reforms so that the economy recovers, jobs are created and to secure social cohesion,” Samaras’s office stated. Greece’s European partners say the bailout programme could be adjusted to make up for time lost to two elections and a deeper than expected recession. But they will not change its main tenets or targets. Setting a combative tone, the fiery leader of the co-ruling PASOK Socialists, Evangelos Venizelos, told party lawmakers: “Savage dismissals (of public sector workers) can’t happen and aren’t necessary." In Stockholm, Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg said on Swedish Radio yesterday there was a major risk Greece would fail to fulfil its obligations to its lenders and end up in “some sort of default". The troika mission chiefs are expected to leave at the end of the week after meeting the new government but technical staff, will remain to review Greece’s compliance with the terms of the bailout.

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Provisions of gambling law make no sense THE STATE was perfectly within its rights to tax the revenue of betting companies, even if its decision to take 10 per cent of the net betting revenue (after winnings are subtracted) does not seem the most rational principle. It would have been more reasonable to put a 10 per cent tax on every bet submitted, instead of taxing the revenue of the companies, which is a rather unorthodox practice. State revenue might increase but it will at the same time reduce the corporate tax that would be paid by betting companies as their profits would be significantly reduced. If every bet was taxed, the punters would be paying the 10 per cent tax and the profits of the companies would remain unaffected, in which case the state would earn significantly more. And a betting person would still place a bet even if he had to pay a 10 per cent tax on his stake. But it seems our deputies wanted betting to remain affordable to the poorest members of society. What seems ridiculous is the provision to take an additional three per cent from the companies’ net revenue and give it to the Cyprus Sports Federation (KOA) which would then give half the money to the Cyprus Football Federation (KOP), a third to programmes against gambling addiction and the remainder to other sports federations. Leaving aside the questionable practice of taxing companies on behalf of the Cyprus Sports Federation, why have deputies legislated for a subsidy of profligate football clubs? Cyprus’ football clubs are already heavily supported by the taxpayer, KOA giving millions every year. Should the state encourage more profligacy by the clubs by giving them even more money? Surely football clubs, the majority of which are insolvent, should be encouraged to cut costs instead of being rewarded for living beyond their means with even more money. At the weekend the AGM of Omonia, Cyprus’ best-supported club, was told that the club had a deficit of €26 million and no liquidity. In reality the club is bankrupt, but the taxpayer will give it even more money that it is incapable of using prudently. Most clubs are in a similar predicament, but they keep signing foreign players on big wages they cannot afford to pay. The state and KOP should be taking steps ending this lunacy and forcing clubs to live within their means instead of giving them even more cash. Deputies are not helping the clubs with the 3 per cent tax on betting companies. On the contrary, they are encouraging their profligacy, at the taxpayer’s expense.

Is patriotism the key for national teams? Comment Ian Buruma


OME OF the more hysterical German newspapers blamed Germany’s defeat against Italy in the semi-finals of the European championship on the fact that few players bothered to sing the national anthem. Contrast that with the Italian players, all of whom belted out the words of Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of the Italians). Indeed, the captain, Gigi Buffon, sang with his eyes closed, as though in prayer. But the Italians had no chance in the final against Spain, the best team in the world, none of whose players opened their mouths during the Spanish anthem, Marcha Real – which stands to reason, given that the “Royal March” has no lyrics. And, besides, the Catalonian players feel uncomfortable with the national anthem, which was much promoted under the late dictator Francisco Franco, who hated Catalan nationalism. We know that in football, the most successful teams are not always those with the greatest stars. Champions operate as teams – cohesive, untroubled by the egotism of prima donnas, each player prepared to work for the others. Is patriotism really the key to this kind of spirit for national teams, as the German critics of their team believe? Football has often been called a substitute for war – a symbolic, more or less peaceful, way to fight out international rivalries. The fans of national sides are actors in a kind of patriotic carnival, dressed in the costumes of their national stereotypes: English fans as medieval knights, the Dutch in clogs, the Spanish as bullfighters. Germans, understandably, have a problem with national symbolism, but I spotted a few fans in quasi-Bavarian dress. The prize for the most humorous masquerade must go to the Italians dressed as popes and cardinals. In the past, English fans – but they were not the only ones – took the war metaphor too far and acted more like invading armies on the continent of Europe, terrorizing towns unlucky

The Italian team belts out the national anthem, and not a closed mouth among them enough to stage an England game. But players, too, sometimes have failed to conceal national animosities: when Holland beat Germany in a memorable European semi-final in 1988, one of the Dutch players ostentatiously wiped his bottom with a German shirt. Given the strength of national feeling in these contests, it is not surprising that people like to project national characteristics onto the style of play. On the rare occasion that England wins a big match these days, victory is attributed to a “typically” English fighting spirit, coupled with “fair play.” The Germans play with “discipline,” the Italians with the defensive strength of Roman warriors, the Dutch with free-spirited individualism, the Spanish with the elegance of toreadors, and so on. When the French won the World Cup in 1998, they ascribed it to their team’s multi-ethnicity – the embodiment of France’s commitment to liberté, égalité, fraternité. But, when teams lose, these stereotypical virtues are damned with equal conviction as characteristic defects: German lack of imagination, Italian fear of attack, Dutch selfishness, the absence of national feeling among ethnic minorities in France, and so on. In fact, the reality of football styles is rather more complicated. The provenance of the great Spanish game of today is not the bullring, but the Barcelona team built by Johan Cruyff in


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tirely wrong. What was striking during this European championship was the intimate collegiality between opposing players. They consoled and congratulated each other, embracing like the old friends and colleagues that they often are. Most of the top players play for the same clubs in Spain, Germany, England, or Italy. Many speak several European languages with the fluency of the international businessmen that they also are. The best European clubs are all multinational now. Players follow the money. And the top clubs also happen to be the richest: Real Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, etc. Some of the most difficult and demanding prima donnas often cause less friction in these multinational outfits than they do on their national teams. If there is a moral to this story, it is this: a common flag, language, or national history can certainly help to induce people to work together in harmony for a shared cause. But so can enlightened self-interest. At the highest levels of human achievement – whether in art, science, or football – it might actually be the more important factor.  Ian Buruma is Professor of Democracy and Human Rights at Bard College, and the author of Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents. © Project Syndicate 2012



25 years ago Wednesday July 6, 1987

Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in the ‘Secret Annexe’ above her father’s office in an Amsterdam warehouse.

The industrial dispute at the banks remains explosive one week after the government’s order declaring the banking industry essential and banning strikes and lockouts. An announcement by the bank employees trade union (ETYK) said that as from today the strike is lifted at the Hellenic Bank but is transferred to the Popular Bank.

1952 After nearly a century of service the tram has made its final appearance in London.

1957 Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon championships, becoming the first black athlete to do so.

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the 1970’s and 1980’s. The origin of his “total football” philosophy of keeping possession of the ball with quick, short passes and lightning switches from defense to offense was Ajax, Amsterdam, in the late 1960’s. As often happens with innovative models, others adopt them, and, as in the Spanish case, improve and refine them. Now everyone tries to play “total football” – except the English, who “typically” remain aloof from foreign ideas. Italians have abandoned their defensive tactics. Even the Germans play the passing game with flair and imagination. The difference between Spain and the others is that the Spaniards do it better. Daniel Cohn-Bendit, the Franco-German former student leader of 1968 and Green member of the European parliament, argued in a recent article that modern football stars don’t really play for their countries. As hardened professionals, they primarily play for themselves. They are, to use his phrase, “mercenaries.” That is perhaps a little too cynical. The tears streaming down the cheeks of Andrea Pirlo and Mario Balotelli after Italy’s defeat were not those of hardened pros. They wanted to win, not just for the money or for the sake of their careers, but for the glory. It still must feel good to be a national hero, hailed in the streets of Rome, Madrid, London, or Berlin as a returning warrior from a successful campaign. And yet Cohn-Bendit is not en-

1988 The Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea is destroyed by explosions and fires. 167 oil workers are killed, making it the world’s worst offshore oil disaster.

1997 Nasa scientists free a robot from space probe Mars Pathfinder, allowing it to begin exploring the Red Planet.

35 years ago Friday July 6, 1977 General Grivas’ aide-de-camp had specially come to Cyprus from Athens to prepare the coup, the Nicosia Assize Court was told yesterday. The court is hearing charges against EOKA B deputy leader Lefteris Papadopoulos of preparing warlike operations against the Republic and seditious conspiracy.

45 years ago Saturday July 6, 1967 Greek exiles who aim to overthrow the Greek government are to make Denmark a base for their activities, one of them said today. George Mavrogenis, a former employee of the Greek embassy, was speaking to reporters after the Justice Ministry confirmed that an exiled Greek politician had asked for permission to live in Denmark.

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Ronnie Wood takes double honours at Radio awards

Elton John has a love for high tempo dance tracks

RONNIE Wood was a double-winner at an annual awards bash to honour commercial radio. The Rolling Stones guitarist-turned-broadcaster collected the specialist programme of the year award for his Absolute Radio show and his weekly guest slot was named best feature. It triumphed at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards in London, which also saw Absolute take the station of the year title. XFM’s Danny Wallace was named presenter of the

year, while Classic FM - the country’s biggest national commercial station - picked up the gold award as it celebrated its 20th year on air with judges praising its “creativity” and “innovation”. Chart-topping star Adele was awarded a prize for being the most-played artist on commercial radio, an award taken by Take That for the four previous years. Jessie J was given the prize for best breakthrough. The awards were handed out at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza Hotel

at a ceremony hosted by Christian O’Connell. Trevor Marshall, of 106 JACKfm Oxfordshire, was named presenter of the year for a show with less than a million listeners. The newcomer of the year award went to Emma Barnett, of LBC 97.3, while Radio Aire News won journalist/news team of the year. Station of the year with under 300,000 listeners was given to Isle of Wight Radio, while 106 JACKfm Oxfordshire won station of the year with 300,000 to a million listeners.

Wood was honoured for his Absolute Radio show and his weekly guest slot was named best feature

Elton showers to dance music

Hollywood A-list get edgy with indie music videos

ELTON John listens to dance music in the shower. The “Rocket Man” singer recently enjoyed a successful debut at Ibiza’s 123 Rocktonic Festival and admits the genre inspires him in the morning. He said: “I’ve got dance music on most mornings when I’m in the shower. “Lately I’ve been listening to The 2 Bears, they’ve remixed “Sad”, one of the songs on the Elton Vs Pnau album. “It’s the second single so I was pleased they picked up on it. There’s a fabulous track called “Self Control” on the Scissor Sisters album, which has definitely been heard in the shower.” His love for high tempo tracks doesn’t stop there, he revealed that he is huge fan of that kind of music in general because of its tendency to produce catchy melodies. The 65-year-old pianist told the Daily Star newspaper: “And I like Hot Chip. There is so much great music in this genre.” His concert with duo Pnau sees some of Elton’s hits mashed up for their album Good Morning To The Night. While touring Australia five years ago, Elton came across one of their albums and was so impressed, his company now manages them. Elton explained: “I got in touch and told them they should leave Australia. There have been several attempts to remix my music before, but I’ve never felt as excited about the finished product as I do about these tracks with Pnau. “We didn’t give them any sort of deadline on this project but this summer seems like a great moment to release the album.”

Actors seize opportunity to explore darker sides By Piya Sinha-Roy FOR years, movie stars have looked for challenging roles in low-budget dramas made outside Hollywood’s studios, but in recent months they have taken their acts to edgy music videos from independent bands to explore their dark sides. In June, Transformers actor Shia LaBeouf caused a stir by appearing nude in a music video for Icelandic folk band Sigur Ros. In the same week, Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe played a drunk in a Slow Club video, and in March, Prince of Persia star Jake Gyllenhaal turned homicidal for The Shoes. Well-known actors appearing in music videos goes back to the early days of MTV with Vincent Price in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” but that was when music videos attracted millions to television. Now, YouTube and other video websites are capturing the eyeballs, offering creative outlets for stars and building reputations for cutting-edge bands. “Short of doing a feature film, this is a way (for actors) to work with directors, and perhaps make an impression on them for a lengthier professional collaboration,” Keith

Prince of Persia star Jake Gyllenhaal turned homicidal for French indie band The Shoes Caulfield, Billboard magazine’s associate director of charts, said. For LaBeouf and Sigur Ros, the collaboration came about through director Alma Har’el, one of 12 filmmakers selected by the band to create videos for tracks off their album Valtari. The video shows LaBeouf, 26, in a dysfunctional relationship

with a woman and includes violence, drug use and nudity. Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe also made headlines playing a tormented drunk for British indie band Slow Club’s music video “The Beginners,” a topic that may have deeper meaning for the actor, who in February revealed his own struggles with alcohol to British magazine Heat.

Slow Club singer Rebecca Taylor said the actor worked closely with the video’s director, and she called his performance “arresting”. “We were all anxious to make it a good video, a good performance and something that enhances the song. We didn’t want having somebody as high profile as Daniel to just be the concept,” Taylor said.

Both Radcliffe and LaBeouf were unavailable for comment, but Gyllenhaal did reply in an e-mail about his involvement in the video for “Time to Dance” from French indie band The Shoes. “I did the video because it exists alone, by itself. Like a question mark at the end of a sentence,” Gyllenhaal wrote. In the video, directed by British filmmaker Daniel Wolfe, Gyllenhaal, 31, plays a homicidal fencer who stabs and beats people to death. “We needed a great actor to do it as we didn’t want (gratuitous) violence in our video. We wanted this as a piece of art and not a buzz video,” band member Guillame Briere said. Briere said that for Gyllenhaal, the video was a “really different experience from what he is doing normally” and a chance for him to show people “how good he is” as an actor. In the past, celebrity cameo appearances in videos were mainly reserved for established music artists who could rope in high-profile actors and directors for big-budget videos that, in turn, were expected to boost album sales. Eddie Murphy played a pharaoh in Michael Jackson’s “Remember The Time,” Christopher Walken danced in Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice,” and Clueless actress Alicia Silverstone became a household name after starring in three Aerosmith videos. But even on MTV, the format is no longer as relevant as it once was, and YouTube and other websites are offering artists a vast platform to reach fans, leading to a resurgence of music videos online from the likes of Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.

Homeland actress Claire Danes expecting first child with Hugh Dancy CLAIRE Danes is pregnant. The Homeland actress and her actor husband Hugh Dancy are expecting their first child together, her representative confirmed to PEOPLE. No further details on the pregnancy have been revealed but it is not expected to have any impact on the production of season two of Homeland. Claire - who married Hugh in 2009 -

recently revealed she would like a baby, but had no immediate plans. Last year she said: “There’s definitely a chance, no plans yet, though. But yeah, that’d be fun.” The 33-year-old star - who has previously dated musician Ben Lee and Almost Famous actor Billy Crudup also revealed how she feels more secure since marrying 37-year-old Hugh.

She said: “My mom Carla taught me that a long marriage can work. My parents have been together since they were 18 so I am privileged to have them as role models. I like marriage. I feel very secure. It helps when you are in love with the person you are married to. “I do sometimes look at him and think, ‘You are really handsome.’ He keeps me sane and happy.”

Parents to be: Danes married fellow actor Dancy in 2009

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Two better than one in giving CPR WHEN somebody suffers cardiac arrest in a public place, the odds of survival are better when more than one bystander comes to the rescue, according to a Japanese study. But the researchers, whose report appeared in the journal Resuscitation, said that there was no survival advantage to having multiple rescuers for cardiac arrests suffered at home, which is where most take place. “An increased number of rescuers improves the outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests,” wrote study leader Hideo Inaba of Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medicine. “However, this beneficial effect is absent in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests that occur at home.” The American Heart Association (AHA) and other groups say that everyone should learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, which generally means

“hands-only,” or just chest compressions without any mouth-to-mouth breathing. Studies have shown this is just as effective as the traditional way when it comes to helping adult cardiac arrest victims.

Superbug infections dropping across US BLOODSTREAM infections caused by the MRSA superbug may be on the decline in communities across the U.S., according to a large study conducted by military personnel. Previous data from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention show a drop in infections contracted in healthcare settings. However, the trajectory of community-onset MRSA, short for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is less clear. The bug - a strain of bacteria that can’t be killed by certain common antibiotics - is estimated to have caused severe illness in nearly 95,000 Americans in 2005 alone, killing more than 18,500 of them. MRSA can attack several parts of the body, but bloodstream infections are usually the most feared. “Those are very serious infections with a mortality rate of 20 per cent,” said Dr Michael David, a MRSA expert at the University of Chicago, who was not in-

volved in the new study. “The fact that those are going away is very welcome news.”

British youth warned over UV rays BRITISH youngsters are being encouraged to seek shade when the sun makes a rare appearance this summer. Despite the heavy downpours beleaguering the British summer, the brief spells of sunshine can be strong and can cause skin damage, cancer experts warned. Cancer Research UK called for young people to protect their skin from harmful UV rays. Research conducted by the charity found that although 80 per cent of 16- to 24-year-olds are aware that too much exposure to the sun is one of the main causes of skin cancer, only around one in 10 actually spend any time in the shade. The study also suggests there has been a decline in the number of people using sunscreen. In the last 20 years, the incidence rate of malignant melanoma in 15- to 24-year-olds in the UK has increased by 48 per cent, a spokesman said. Cancer Research UK spokesman Chris Lunn said: “With all of the unpredictable weather we’re experiencing this summer it’s key that when the sun does shine, you don’t get caught out by sunburn.

apnea gets Free generic drugs Sleep worse in winter, available to Indians study reports $5.4b policy to provide medicine to hundreds of millions By Henry Foy INDIA has put in place a $5.4billion policy to provide free medicine to its people, a decision that could change the lives of hundreds of millions, but a ban on branded drugs stands to cut Big Pharma out of the windfall. From city hospitals to tiny rural clinics, India’s public doctors will soon be able to prescribe free generic drugs to all comers, vastly expanding access to medicine in a country where public spending on health was just $4.50 per person last year. The plan was quietly adopted last year but not publicised. Initial funding has been allocated in recent weeks, officials said. Under the plan, doctors will be limited to a generics-only drug list and face punishment for prescribing branded medicines, a major disadvantage for pharmaceutical giants in one of the world’s fastest-growing drug markets. “Without a doubt, it is a considerable blow to an already beleaguered industry, recently the subject of several disadvantageous decisions in India,” said KPMG partner Chris Stirling, who is European head of Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals. “Pharmaceutical firms will likely rethink their emerging markets strategies carefully to take account of this development, and any similar copycat moves across other geographies,” he added.

A pharmacist gives free medicine provided by the government, to a patient inside a government hospital in Kolkata on July 3, 2012 But the initiative would overhaul a system where healthcare is often a luxury and private clinics account for four times as much spending as state hospitals, despite 40 per cent of the people living below the poverty line, or $1.25 a day or less. Within five years, up to half of India’s 1.2 billion people are likely to take advantage of the scheme, the government says. Others are likely to continue visiting private hospitals and clinics, where the scheme will not operate. “The policy of the government is to promote greater and rational use of generic medicines that are of standard quality,” said L.C. Goyal, additional secretary at India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and a key proponent of the policy. “They are much, much cheaper than the branded ones.” Global drugmakers like Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and Merck will be hit. They spend

billions of dollars a year researching new treatments and target huge growth for branded medicine in emerging economies such as India, where generics account for around 90 per cent of drug sales by value, far more than in developed countries. US-based Abbott Laboratories, which bought an Indian generics maker in 2010, is the biggest seller of drugs, both branded and generic, in India, followed by GlaxoSmithKline. In March, India granted its first ever compulsory licence, allowing a domestic drugmaker to manufacture a copy-cat version of Nexavar, a cancer drug developed by Germany’s Bayer, unnerving foreign drugmakers that fear a lack of intellectual property protection in emerging markets. That enabled India’s Natco Pharma to sell its generic version of Nexavar at 8,800 rupees ($160) per monthly dose, a fraction of the 280,000 rupees Bayer’s version cost.

In another blow to Big Pharma’s emerging market ambitions, China recently overhauled regulations to grant authorities the power to allow domestic drugmakers to produce cheap copies of medicines protected by patents. Emerging markets are on track to make up 28 per cent of global pharmaceuticals sales by 2015, up from 12 per cent in 2005, according to IMS Health, a healthcare information and services company. Most sales in emerging markets come from branded generics, which are off-patent drugs priced at a premium to those made by local manufacturers. The Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI), a lobby group for multinational drugmakers in the country, argues that the price of drugs is just one factor in access to healthcare and that the scheme need not be detrimental to manufacturers of branded drugs.

RESPIRATION problems in sleep apnea - which causes people to momentarily stop breathing multiple times throughout the night, for seconds to minutes at a time appear to worsen during the colder months of the year, according to a study from Brazil. Changes in weight and seasonal allergies can affect sleep apnea, and researchers writing in the journal Chest wanted to see if weather changes might also have an impact. “More sleep disordered breathing events were recorded in wintertime than in other seasons,” wrote study leader Cristiane Maria Cassol from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Cassol and her team said it could be due to several causes, including winter-related upper-airway problems that intensify the severity of symptoms and the use of burning wood to heat homes during the winter. The team utilised data from sleep clinic patients and

looked at how many times their rest was disturbed by breaks in breathing. The study included one night of sleep for more than 7,500 patients over a 10-year-period. Researchers then compared the severity of the patients’ apnea to the weather conditions at the time, including humidity, temperature and air pollution. Patients who came in during colder months had more night-time breaks in breathing than those who sought treatment during warmer months. During the winter, patients stopped breathing an average of 18 times an hour compared to 15 times an hour during the summer. Similarly, the sleep clinic was more likely to see the most severe cases - people who stopped breathing more than 30 times an hour - during the colder months. About 34 per cent of patients who came in during cold weather had severe apnea, compared to 28 per cent of patients during warmer weather.

Diseases from animals affect over two billion people a year A GLOBAL study mapping human diseases that come from animals like tuberculosis, AIDS, bird flu or Rift Valley fever has found that just 13 such diseases are responsible for 2.4 billion cases of human illness and 2.2 million deaths a year. The vast majority of infections and deaths from so-called zoonotic diseases are in poor or middle-income countries, but “hotspots” are also cropping up in the US and Europe where diseases are newly infecting humans, or are developing drug resistance. And exploding global demand for livestock products means the problem is likely to get worse, researchers said. “From cyst-causing tapeworms to avian flu, zoonoses present a major threat to human and animal health,” said Delia Grace, a veterinary epidemiologist with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Kenya and lead author of the study. She said targeting these diseases in the hardest hit countries is crucial to protecting global health; failing to tackle them would allow demand for meat products to “fuel the spread of a wide range of human-animal infectious diseases”. The study, conducted by the ILRI, the UK’s Institute of Zoology and the Hanoi School of Public Health in Vietnam, mapped livestock-keeping and diseases humans get from animals, and found Ethiopia, Nigeria, Tanzania and India have the highest zoonotic disease burdens, with widespread illness and death.

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

NICOSIA Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in 3D, in Greek) and (Screen 2) (in 3D, in English) at 5.45, 8 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.45pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) (in 3D, in Greek) and (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.45, 8 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.45pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Haywire (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 8 and 10.30pm, Friday to Sunday also at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 5.35, 8 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 11.25am, 1.25pm and 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Five-Year Engagement (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 7.55 and 10.30pm, Friday to Sunday also at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 7.55 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 11.25am and 3pm. Tel: 7777-8383

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


What to Expect When You’re Expecting (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.55 and 10.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 7.55 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 1 (in 2D, in Greek) and Rio 2 (in 3D, in Greek) at 6.30, 8.20 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Rio 3 (in 3D, in English) at 6.30 and 8.20pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in 3D, in Greek) and (Screen 2) (in 3D, in English) at 5.45, 8 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Snow White and the Huntsman (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.50 and 10.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 5.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Haywire (N/A) Rio 4 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 5.30pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 8 and 10.30pm, Friday to Sunday also at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Five-Year Engagement (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 7.55 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Rock of Ages (12) Rio 6 at 7.45pm, weekends also at 5.20pm. Tel: 25-871410

Dark Shadows (15) Rio 6 at 10pm. Tel: 25-871410


Piranha 3DD (18) Rio 3 at 10.10pm. Tel: 25871410

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in 3D, in Greek) and (Screen 2) (in 3D, in English) at 5.45, 8 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.55 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Haywire (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 8 and 10.30pm, Friday to Sunday also at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Snow White and Huntsman (12) Rio 5 at 7.45 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 5.20pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5), Friday to Sunday only at 5.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Rock of Ages (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6), Friday to Sunday only at 5.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.55 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Snow White and the Huntsman (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.50 and 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Rock of Ages (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6), Friday to Sunday only at 5.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383

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

PAPHOS Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 1 (in 3D, in Greek) and Rio 6 (in 3D, in English) and Rio 7 (in 2D, in Greek) at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.20, 8.10 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 Haywire (N/A) Rio 5 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.20, 8.10 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 Rock of Ages (12) Rio 2 at 6, 8.10 and 10.20pm, weekends at 5, 7.30 and 9.45pm. Tel: 26-207000 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (K) Rio 3 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.30, 8.30 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 Snow White and Huntsman (12) Rio 4 at 6, 8.15 and 10.30pm, weekends at 5, 7.30 and 9.45pm. Tel: 26-207000

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listings Today Exhibitions Dimitris Mihlis Solo painting exhibition. Opens July 6, 7.30pm 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 The Area is Sacred Solo art exhibition by Panagiotis Mina. Opens July 6, 8pm until September 13. 50-1 Gallery, Limassol. MondayFriday: 11am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Saturday: 11am-1pm. Tel: 99-522977

Music Alkinoos Ioannidis Popular Cypriot composer, lyricist, singer and orchestrator live in concert. July 6. Lakatamia Amphitheatre, Nicosia. 9pm. Tel: 22-380905. Tickets are available at the following locations: Armenias Kiosk - Tel: 22420503. Lakatamia Municipality - Tel: 22-364019 Spotlight On Venezuela Celebrating the 201st Anniversary of the signing of Venezuela’s Declaration of Independence, with concert by the Venezuela en 3 + 1 musical group. July 6. Ayia Napa Municipal Museum. 9pm. Entrance is free

Alkistis Protopsalti and Evanthia Rempoutsika Charity concert by popular singers in support of the Cyprus Red Cross. July 6. Curium Ancient Theatre, Limassol. 9pm Cello and Piano Recital Young cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan (Gold medalist of the International Tchaikovsky Competition Moscow 2011) teams up with his pianist mother Gayane Akhnazaryan in works by Schubert, Chopin, Ysaye and Franck. July 6. The Shoe Factory, 304 Ermou Street, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €20/25. Tel: 70-009304.

Theatre Honeyed Loukoumades Dionysos Theatre presents Cypriot comedy about human greed. July 6-12. Dionysos Theatre, 29 Diagorou Street, Nicosia. Every Saturday to Sunday at 8.30pm. In Greek. €10/15. Tel: 22-818999

Other Events An Evening at The Races This includes entrance to the racecourse & a sumptuous buffet supper with desserts. Exclusive Marquee Prizes for Best Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Gentleman. July 6. Nicosia Race Club. €25/30 (Drinks not included). Tel: 22-61-4756/99413479. E-mail:

The New Music Show A spectacular three-hour show of professional singing and choreography including both Greek and foreign repertoire. July 6. Pyles Live, 38 Kilkis, Latsia Industrial Area, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €15 with 1 drink. Tel: 22-571857

Tomorrow Music Sakis Rouvas Live Unique live performance with Greek superstar. July 7. Makronissos Beach Club, Ayia Napa. 9pm. €30/100. Tel: 99- 888327 Alkinoos Ioannidis Popular Cypriot composer, lyricist, singer and orchestrator live in concert. July 7. Curium Ancient Theatre, Limassol. 9pm. Tickets are available at the following locations: Musical Paradise Stores Tel: 25-392411 Stavros Xarhakos The composer will conduct the 12-member National Orchestra of Greek Music accompanied by singers Elli Paspalla, Afrodite Manou and Ero Saia. July 7. Skouriotissa Mine, Nicosia. 8pm. €10. Cosmic Gate German DJ duo playing their beats. CTO Beach, Larnaca-Dhekelia Road, Larnaca. July 7. €30 /15. Tel: 99310031/77-772939

Other Events Like to Move it A site-specific demonstration of dance through the activities, findings and main topics presented at the workshops. July 7. Demotika Mbania Poseidonos Ave, Paphos. 8pm.Tel: 99-818436/99-514 976 DocYouth Camp - Evening Screening Premiere of Alex Rotaru’s film Shakespeare High, in attendance of the director and with documentary expert Michael Renov leading the discussion. The films made by the students during the DocYouth Camp will also be screened. July 7. Nicosia 2017 Garden area, south of the Greek Cypriot checkpoint prior to Ledra Palace. 8pm. Tel: 99-957518 or Changing Attitudes by Listening to Each Other’s Story The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) hosts one-day workshop on the use of history textbooks in the teaching of history in conflict and post-conflict societies. July 10, book by July 7. Home for Cooperation, opposite Ledra Palace Hotel, UN Buffer Zone, Nicosia. 9.30am-4pm. The working language of the workshop will be English and lunch will be provided. Please register your participation by emailing: www. or telephone: +90 542-8506681/+357 22-445740

Ongoing Music Seventh Ethnic Music Festival A festival with an ethnic and Mediterranean flavour organised by the Rialto Theatre. July 4-29. Heroes Square, Limassol. 8.30pm. Free. Tel: 77777745.

Theatre 16th International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama With performances by a variety of theatre groups. July 4-31. The performances will be staged with Greek and English surtitles and commence at 9pm each evening. €10/17. Tel: 99-542165/99388160. 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

Exhibitions Painting with Light Solo art exhibition by Petros Yiannakas. Until July 8. Is Not Gallery, 11 Odysseus, Chrysaliniotissa, Nicosia. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Tel: 22-343670

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Nicosia through the Eyes of Four Designers Mixed-media exhibition for European Capital of Culture 2017 candidate. Until July 6. Be the Change – Ho (o) ropoios, 62 Ay. Omoloyites Avenue (opposite the Ay. Omoloyites church), Nicosia. Opening hours: MondayFriday: 5pm–9pm. Tel: 22-445455 Jane Webster Solo art exhibition with10 per cent of sales will be donated to the Sirius Dog Sanctuary. Until July 11. Antithesis Coffee Shop, 203 St Andrews, Limassol. Tel: 25-369479 Document Solo art exhibition by Eleni Nicodemou in memory of the 13 dead and the injured at Mari. Until July 12. Gallery Gloria, 3 Zinonos Sozou Street, Nicosia. Monday-Friday: 10.30pm12.45pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10.30pm-12.45pm. Tel: 22-760286 Michalis Mozoras Solo sculpture exhibition. Until July 14. Apocalypse Gallery, 30 Chytron Street, Nicosia. Monday- Friday: 10.30am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10.30am-1pm. Tel: 22-766655 Summer Group Exhibition Until July 14. Opus 39 Gallery, 21 Kimonos Street, Nicosia. Monday: 5pm-8pm. Tuesday-Friday: 10.30am-12.30pm and 5pm-8pm. Tel: 22-424983

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Coming Up Other Events Learning by the book KNOWING how to navigate a textbook effectively is an important part of a one’s ability to access new content. With this in mind the association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) will be hosting a one-day workshop on Tuesday at the Home for Cooperation, which will explore the use of history textbooks in the teaching of history in conflict and post-conflict societies. The workshop will discuss the use of textbooks in teaching practices, especially related to history and conflict resolution and will be facilitated by professors from Israel and Palestine. Participants will include youth (aged 20-30 years old) from Cyprus, Israel, Palestine and Germany with a pedagogical background; however, anyone who is interested is welcome to join in on Tuesday. Entitled Changing Attitudes Listening to each Other’s Story, the idea behind this workshop is to discuss and examine the application of a new concept of informal education, in the centre of which is the life story of the respective counterpart. Listening to Each Other’s Story is a method that focuses on mutual historical learning, including the reflection of biographies and dealing with trauma. Especially in cases where ethnic and political conflicts cause nationalism, discrimination, racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia and thus lead to marginalisation and hostility, the application of the educational format is beneficial. The workshop is open to the public being organised in partnership with the Deryneia Municipality in cooperation with the City of Cologne - Department for Children, Youth and Families, the Peace Research Institute in the Middle East (PRIME) and the Kibbutzim College of Education of Tel Aviv, as part of a 10-day workshop being held from Saturday to July 16 in Deryneia. The working language of the workshop will be English and lunch will be provided. Please register your participation by emailing: www.ahdr.mide@ by tomorrow. It’s also important to note that the workshop will also include a walk in Nicosia in the afternoon and you are kindly reminded to bring your Identity Cards. Activities on Tuesday are being organised under the auspices of its Multiperspectivity and Intercultural Dialogue in Education (MIDE) project, which is supported by the United Nations Development Programme – Action for Cooperation and Trust (UNDP-ACT). Changing Attitudes by Listening to Each Other’s Story The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) hosts one-day workshop on the use of history textbooks in the teaching of history in conflict and postconflict societies. July 10, book by July 7. Home for Cooperation, opposite Ledra Palace Hotel, UN Buffer Zone, Nicosia. 9.30am-4pm. The working language of the workshop will be English and lunch will be provided. Please register your participation by emailing: or telephone: +90 542-8506681/+357 22-445740

The power of the arts DOCYOUTH Camp is holding a public screening of Shakespeare High as its week-long youth-oriented film programme comes to an end. The programme, which began on Monday, allowed participants (aged 16-30 years) the opportunity to work with the renowned film theorist Michael Renov, award-winning director Alex Rotaru along with Cypriot filmmakers to develop documentary techniques and create their own short films. The aim of the programme was to culturally educate, enlighten and enhance youth’s film literacy skills. During the camp, participants viewed, discussed and analysed youth-oriented documentary films from the prestigious American Film Showcase including Spellbound, Undefeated, Mad Hot Ballroom, To Be Heard, Elevate and Wo Ai Ni Mommy. Tomorrow evening the programme will culminate with an evening screening of the work produced along with the Cyprus premiere of Shakespeare High in the presence of its director. Documentary expert Michael Renov will also be present to lead the discussion following the screening. The screening will be open to the public and will take place in the Nicosia 2017 Garden area, south of the Greek Cypriot checkpoint prior to Ledra Palace. Directed by Alex Rotaru, Shakespeare High is an awardwinning documentary about a

Review Theatre Agamemnon’s Children based on Euripides and Sophocles – by the Hessian State Theatre Wiesbaden, Germany – Wednesday July 4 – Paphos Odeon THE 16th International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama’s opening performance on Wednesday July 4 at the Paphos Ancient Odeon was a play directed by Konstanze Lauterbach that is the first to depict the entire, interconnected story of the children of Agamemnon. Compiled and adapted for the Hessian State Theatre of Wiesbaden, Dagmar Borrmann and the director based their text on plays by Euripides (Iphigenia at Aulis, Orestes, and Iphigenia in Tauris) as well as Sophocles’ Electra. It was, as to be expected, a very Teutonic and Schiller’ish interpretation, bold, upright and demonstrative in its madness.

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socio-economic cross-section of teens in Southern California that study Shakespeare to compete in a drama festival run by the volunteer teacher organisation: DTASC (Drama Teachers Association of Southern California). The film focuses primarily on beleaguered teens, highlighting the life-changing effect that this activity and competition have for them. Theatre has become their inspiration; a reason to strive and overcome adversity. It underscores the necessity of an arts curriculum and its effectiveness in saving lives and keeping young people engaged and in school. Their touching stories of change and determination are interspersed with film footage from practices, the actual competition, interviews with performers Good quality acting with a petite, lithe and dramatic Doreen Nixdorf as Iphigenia, the daughter of the army commander Agamemnon who, in the hands of Michael Günther Bard gave an impression that succeeded in showing the mental state of the man who started the whole sorry business. Iphigenia is apparently, sacrificed to the gods by her father to ensure that the Greeks have sufficient wind on their sea voyage to Troy. Clytemnestra, her mother (another dramatic actor - Susanne Bard), swears to avenge the murder of her child and upon Agamemnon’s victorious return from Troy, she slays him. Orestes (the dynamic Michael von Bennigsen) then receives the divine order from Apollo (Jörg Zirnstein) to avenge his father’s murder and incited by his sister Electra (Sybille Weiser, a svelte and strongly motivated actress); he kills his mother. Thus, the younger generation become immersed in a vicious circle of guilt and revenge in which they are simultaneously victims and perpetrators. As an outcome, their lives and the lives of Pylades (Michael von Burg) are destroyed as they are torn between divine commandments and human

and their families. In addition, several stage and screen celebrities, including Kevin Spacey, Val Kilmer, Richard Dreyfus and Mare Winningham - all of whom are alumni of the life-changing (DTASC) programme – appear in the film to discuss and teach students hands-on the magic of drama and Shakespeare. DocYouth Camp - Evening Screening Premiere of Alex Rotaru’s film Shakespeare High, in attendance of the director and with documentary expert Michael Renov leading the discussion. The films made by the students during the DocYouth Camp will also be screened. July 7. Nicosia 2017 Garden area, south of the Greek Cypriot checkpoint prior to Ledra Palace. 8pm. Tel: 99-957518 or By Ledha Socratous emotions, between their desire to lead independent lives and their duty to carry on their parents’ legacies. The third act became a little obscure when it set out the reunion of Iphigenia and Orestes and the struggle of Menelaus (Uwe Kraus) to save his daughter Hermione (Magdalena Höfner) from a further slaughter by the now insane Orestes. It is thus that the ‘Curse of the House of Atreus’ can be demonstrated as a chain of crimes and acts of vengeance primarily driven by earthly power politics and psychological motives. Lauterbach’s approach served the drama well, however, for audience members who could not understand the German language, the surtitles were obscured when the setting was draped with a red arras and this writer missed the reason for the spreading of so much ice. One interesting effect was the portrayal of Orestes’ sickness, inherent from his mother’s blood, by wrapping and binding his body in coils, this worked extremely well but played havoc with the actor’s physique. The costumes by Hannah Hamburger and the simplistic setting of Karen Simon coupled with the music by Achim Gieseier produced

EVERY summer for the past 25 years Famagusta Gate Moat in Nicosia becomes a breeding ground of cultural activity as swarms of people descend on the historic downtown area in celebration of the arts and politics. The Festival of the United Democratic Youth Organisation (EDON) is the oldest festival of its kind. This massive gathering of Cypriot youth against subculture, commercialism in art and elements of neoliberal globalisation runs for three days every summer in an attempt to bring art, culture and humanity closer to the working people and youths. Some of the biggest names in the Greek music industry perform live each year. Tonight is the final night culminating with a concert by the king of Greek rock music, Vasilis Papakonstantinou, who has long been a staple of the festival. He is probably the most popular Greek rock singer of the last decades and most of his songs have gained considerable popularity, mainly in Greece and Cyprus. This year, he will be joined by Tania Kikidi and the band Kollektiva. There will be plenty of food and drink to indulge in and you’ll be pleased to know that while you take the time to enjoy all EDON has to offer, a section of the festival is cornered off just for children, complete with a playground. In addition, there are bi-communal events, stalls and a lot more activities. 25th Festival of EDON Concerts with well-know names along with performances by student bands, Cypriot music and traditional dances, Bi-communal events, playground for children and more. July 4-6. Famagusta Gate Moat, Nicosia. 8pm. €15/25. Presale tickets available from all Zorpas bakeries. Tel: 22-766459

great atmosphere to this entertaining two hour-long opening of this year’s Festival. 16th International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama With performances by a variety of theatre groups. July 4-31. The performances will be staged with Greek and English surtitles and commence at 9pm each evening. €10/17. Tel: 99-542165/99-388160. cy. Agememnon’s Children: July 6. Makarios III Amphitheatre By Chris Ekin-Wood

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Ice Age 4: Contintental Drift

SUMMARIES Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (See page opposite) Our rating: N/A

Haywire (See page opposite) Our rating:

When rock god Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise) comes to the Bourbon for a one-night-only show, however, all their lives begin to change. Also starring Paul Giamatti and Malin Akerman. Directed by Adam Shankman. (Musical drama, 123 mins.) Our rating: 

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

Rock of Ages It’s 1987, and Sherrie (Julianne Hough) leaves her Oklahoma home for Hollywood, chasing her dream of trying to make it as a singer. She meets Drew (Diego Boneta), who is working as a waiter at a famous rock’n roll venue on Sunset Strip called The Bourbon Room, run by Dennis (Alec Baldwin) and Lonny (Russell Brand), but also dreams of becoming a singer. The venue is under threat from a ‘clean up the Strip’ campaign orchestrated by the Mayor’s wife Patricia Whitmore (Catherine Zeta-Jones).

Piranha 3DD Moving on from their spring-break extravaganza at Lake Victoria, the swarm of bloodthirsty fish from Piranha 3D heads upstream where they look to make a meal out of Big Wet, a local water park where, when it comes to fun, nobody does it wetter! Led by the strong-willed, studious Maddy (Danielle Panabaker) and her friends Barry and Kyle, the hapless staff and patrons try to defeat the man-eating creatures, or at least to avoid ending up as a fish dinner. Also starring Matt Bush, David Koechner and David Hasselhoff (as himself). Directed by John Gulager. In 3D. (Horror with comedy elements, 83 mins.) Our rating: 

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Five couples find their lives turned upside-down by the challenges of impending parenthood. TV fitness guru Jules (Cameron Diaz) and dance-show star Evan (Matthew Morrison) find that their high-octane celebrity lives don’t stand a chance against the surprise demands of pregnancy. Baby-crazy author and advocate Wendy (Elizabeth Banks) gets a taste of her own advice when pregnancy hormones ravage her body; while Wendy’s husband Gary (Ben Falcone) struggles not to be outdone by his competitive alpha-Dad (Dennis Quaid), who’s expecting twins with his much younger trophy wife Skyler (Brooklyn Decker). Photographer

Holly (Jennifer Lopez) is prepared to travel the globe to adopt a child – but her husband Alex (Rodrigo Santoro) isn’t so sure, and tries to quiet his panic by attending a ‘dudes’ support group. Then there’s Rosie (Anna Kendrick) and Marco (Chace Crawford), who run competing snack-food carts and succumb to a night of passion. Also starring Chris Rock. Directed by Kirk Jones. (Romantic comedy-drama, 110 mins.) Our rating: 

Snow White and the Huntsman Snow White (Kristen Stewart) is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Charlize Theron). Unable to tolerate the insult to her vanity, the evil queen decides that Snow White must

die. The queen sends a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to kill Snow White. However the huntsman finds himself unable to murder the innocent young woman, and instead ends up training her to become a warrior capable of threatening the queen’s reign. Also starring Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins and Ray Winstone. Directed by Rupert Sanders. (Adventure fantasy, 127 mins.) Our rating: 

Dark Shadows In the year 1772, Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) is the master of Collinwood Manor in the small town of Collinsport, Maine. Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy – at least till he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his oncegrand estate has fallen into ruin – and the dysfunctional remains of the Collins family have fared little better. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Lee. Directed by Tim Burton. Based on a 60s TV show. (Comic fantasy, 113 mins.) Our rating: 

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NEW FILMS Ice Age 4: Continental Drift Directed by: Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier With the voices of: John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Denis Leary US 2012, 94 mins. In 3D Showing from today at the KCineplex and K-Cineplex (Mall of Cyprus) in Nicosia, the Rio and K-Cineplex in Limassol, the K-Cineplex in Larnaca and the Rio in Paphos.

THE PLOT Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences – causing a continental cataclysm that creates the Earth as we know it and triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny the mammoth (voiced by Ray Romano), Diego the saber-toothed tiger (voiced by Denis Leary) and Sid the sloth (voiced by John Leguizamo). In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID Mixed: “Manny, Diego and Sid have come a long way. Over 10 years, the mammoth/tiger/sloth trio have saved a baby, survived a flood and fought off dinosaurs. Leaving the stripped-back loony toons of the first movie behind, the gang’s latest adventure piles on more characters, action, animal pirates, giant whales, sea monsters and an army of Ewok chipmunks…

characters back in another adventure and everyone’s favourite saber-toothed squirrel Scrat promoted to an even bigger role this time around. That is not to say that the first three Ice Age films weren’t very much kidsoriented, but in this one the attempts to appeal to the young ones in the crowd appear more obvious than ever, concluding with a happy sing-and-dance number throughout the end credits in which even the film’s antagonists happily participate. Judging by the energetic reactions of the numerous children in the audience, the movie achieves what it set out to do. Sadly, that isn’t much… “From first minute to last throughout its 94-minutes running time, the fourth instalment in the hugely successful animated franchise not for a moment deviates from the welltrodden paths of the series. The heroes are faced with obstacles that they overcome rather easily, the plot is interspersed with Scrat’s chase after the acorn (or, in this case, a promised land of acorns) and there is an easily-digestible take-home message for families about the importance of staying true to yours. The latter comes in the form of Manny’s teenage daughter Peaches who’s best friends with Louis, a molehog (who in the way of interspecies erotica seems to be very smitten with her), but would rather be hanging out with the cool kids, err, mammoths… “And yet the movie cannot capture the fun of the first Ice Age movie and, yes, even its first sequel which holds up surprisingly well. The Ice Age films have never aimed for Pixar’s creative heights, but the first two movies offered undeniably jolly fun. However as the series progressed the jokes got sillier and the characters more often annoying than cute.” Arthur A., World of KJ (Internet)


“Weighed down with daft new characters and an overstretched story, the prehistoric saga is looking a bit old. On the other hand, it still has Scrat – which is all any movie really needs.” Paul Bradshaw, Total Film (UK) Anti: “The good news is that the kids, who are the film’s primary audience, will get their money’s worth seeing their beloved

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender US 2012, 93 mins. In 3D Showing from today at the KCineplex and K-Cineplex (Mall of Cyprus) in Nicosia, the Rio and K-Cineplex in Limassol, the K-Cineplex in Larnaca and the Rio in Paphos.

THE PLOT Mallory Kane (real-life MMA fighter Gina Carano) is a highly-trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double-crossed and left


for dead by someone close to her in her own agency; suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find out the truth in order to stay alive. Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious – and dangerous – trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realises she’ll be killed in the blink of an eye unless she can find a way to turn the tables.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID Pro: “Carano makes up for in presence what she lacks in range – her line delivery remains cold and curt throughout – but Soderbergh’s surrounded her with so much star wattage, if you put them all in a room they’d probably vaporise each other. McGregor, Fassbender, Douglas, Tatum, Paxton, Banderas, Kassovitz... It’s almost like a thinking man’s Expendables, and part of the film’s fun is watching the A list go B movie with a Z-list lead. And they all, eventually, have fear in their eyes – even Bill Paxton, as Carano’s dad. ‘Don’t think of her as being a woman,’ advises Ewan McGregor, who registers strongly as a slippery agent. “That would be a mistake.” “Indeed. With her nutcracker thighs, bolting fists and suspicious eyes, Carano gives some deliberately orthodox payback material a raw, volatile edge. As she tumbles from Barcelona to New York to Dublin, a tension follows wherever she goes, as

if a brawl could kick off at any moment. And when it does, it’s rough-and-tumble realism, Bourne-style, and so well choreographed you don’t notice they’re choreographed… “Dynamic though the action is, what the film never quite achieves (and so often promises) is that thumping heart-rate moment. It’s just a little too cool to get your blood rushing. Still, for anybody who follows Soderbergh, this has a familiar feel – there’s a nimble time-tripping structure, his signature gold and cobalt visuals, a driving funk-fusion jam from composer of choice David Holmes and sinuous camerawork from the mysterious Peter Andrews, who’s never once been seen in the same room as Soderbergh. Who, by the way, has clearly had a good old dry laugh over making his first action movie. Rooftop escapes, car chases in reverse gear, a hostage rescue set to music and, typical of Soderbergh, a deadly master of international espionage called, er, Kenneth… “A fresh, muscular payback movie shot through with Soderbergh’s mischievous indiespirit. Whether Gina Carano is the new Angelina or the new Cynthia Rothrock, only time will tell.” Simon Crook, Empire (UK) Mixed/Anti: “Nowadays everyone must love (or at least pretend to love) pleasures that were supposedly once disdained or tak-

en for granted: dive bars, street food, trashy films. But knowing, sophisticated attempts to replicate those things often traffic in their own kind of snobbery, confusing condescension with authenticity. Movies like The American, Drive and now Haywire offer strained pulp, neither as dumb as we want them to be nor as smart as they think they are, and not, in the end, all that much fun. “There is no doubting Mr. Soderbergh’s skill or the sincerity of his interest in some of the technical problems of postmodern cinema. And Haywire explores interesting questions about the nature of acting. Ms. Carano does, strictly speaking, very little of it. Her expressions run the gamut from glower to pout, and her features give little indication of her character’s inner state… “The fighting that Ms. Carano and her co-stars pretend to do in Haywire is something she has done more or less for real, which makes her performance, like the porn star Sasha Grey’s in Mr. Soderbergh’s Girlfriend Experience, an intriguing curiosity and something of a conceptual puzzle. Once the talking stops and the action begins, her professionalism is very much in evidence and exciting to watch. And yet, somehow, it cannot quite relieve the tedium of a movie that is too cool even to pretend that there is anything worth fighting about.” A.O. Scott, New York Times (US)


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abbreviations ***************************** PLOT IN GEROSKIPOU, just 5 minutes from the Paphos centre, with magnificent sea views of the whole of Paphos, 640 square metres, attached to a green area, premium piece of land, €210.000, Tel 99403261 (owners) ***************************** LIMASSOL LAND FOR SALE Residential piece of land of 985sqm in the village of Pareklisia. Partial sea views, near to electricity and water supplies. €135.000 D.C. (Cyprus) Real Estate Tel: 99 330 908 ***************************** PLOT IN LEFKARA, LARNACA FOR SALE For Sale Plot in the centre of Lefkara Village 670sqm, high build factor, near all shops, and amenities €210.000 negotiable Tel: 99 330 908 ***************************** LAND TERSTEFANOU LARNACA Terstefanou, Larnaca. 7.5 skales/donums on road, with electricity and water, near residential area, 1 km from where the new golf courses are being built. Perfect for

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Advertiser FOR SALE B.P./LAND residential or commercial use. €900.000 tel: 99 330 908 FOR SALE OR RENT - Kato Paphos – full moon bar, fully furnished and equipped, large flat screen TV’s + projector, fits 120 people comfortably, incredible opportunity for ready business! Please call: 99493579 FOR SALE factory with showroom, 1050m2, in private land, in kokkinotrimithia industrial zone. Tel. 99849195. *****************************

FOR SALE MOTOR VEHICLES DUTY FREE VOLKSWAGEN CARAVELLE, 10 seat mini-bus, model 1999 2461 cc, diesel, a/c, manual, white colour, electric lock, power steering, many extra, in good general condition. Price negotiable. Contact number 22315896. DUTY FREE MAZDA 6, saloon, model 2000, 20 hp, a/c, automatic, metallic black colour. Good general condition. Price negotiable. Contact number: 22315896. ****************************

FOR SALE MOTOR VEHICLES speed, body kit, MOT. The condition of the car is excellent. CALL 96871551 ****************************

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TO LET NICOSIA Call 22312255, 99557457 APARTMENT STUDIO 3rd floor very big veranda, a/c, covered parking, store room, solar heater, all the electrical appliances in Aglanzia Nicosia near University and near Lidl €460 PANICOS STAVRINOU estate agent r.n 497 Licences number 166/E tel 99666703 email TO LET, SELL OR DEVELOP a beautiful house; entirely independent, of yellow stone 365 sq m surrounded by gardens, at 7 Damonos Str., corner with Leondiou Str, - Nicosia (nr: Kaimakli) of 4 bedrooms, sitting, dining, reception hall, 2 conservatories, service room, 2 w/c’s, pathroom and kitchen, 3 verandas, laundry, garage and inside parking; an extra site is also available. Rent: €1000 p/m. Sale €690,000. TEl: 99-334728, 22-336108, 99-464600, 22338837, 99-660643 CORNER HOUSE, view, 2 years, Strovolos, Kosta Theodorou, 3 bed, 3 wc double basin, vintage character, stones (saloon & wc), full granites, fire place, provision (electrical blinds & extra room with kitchen and wc), air-conditions, storage address Nafsika 5, for sale or rent 1.350eur tel:99423083


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TO LET large down stairs house 300sq. m at Platy Aglanzia (Pik area) with reception area, open plan kitchen with dinning room and TV room. Pressure pump system, fitted kitchen and covered parking, Price €780 tel 99606482

tact Anthi at 99-537463 ***************************** ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT, in small quiet building, new, very spacious, fully furnished and air conditioned. Very good location between Strovolos and Engomi, close to The European University (Cyprus College) and all amenities. Covered parking. Rent €495/m. Please call 99695382 ***************************** TO LET 3 bedroom flat completely renovated in Strovolos. 135sqm, quiet family owned building recently painted. c/h, a/c, storage room. Stainless steel appliances, washing machine. Sky satellite TV. €650/month Call 99 330 908. ****************************** TO LET 3 bdrm flat Kaimakli area near Frederic. Tel. 99606665. ****************************** NICOSIA FLAT FOR RENT 3 bedroom flat completely reno-

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

LUXURY 3 bedroom flat for rent, situated in a quiet but very central area of Ayios Andreas and Russian Embassies. For information and viewing please call 99585695, 99557393 FOR RENT 1 bedr apartment, separate kitchen, bathroom, very clean in good condition. Near the centre of Nicosia. Suitable for I person. Call Michael tel 22377141 ***************************** TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT FOR RENT IN ENGOMI near Cyprus college and Intercollege. Separate kitchen, one and a half bathrooms and airconditions. Equip with stove, fridge and washing machine. Available immediately. For more information please conSECRETARY WANTED FULL/PART TIME JOB CityCell Communications ltd. Internet service Language: English Russian Greek preferable Expert in Microsoft office & computers. Single, hard working, responsible, long term. email your cv with personal photo & contact


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2. 3 bedrs luxury ground floor renovated semi detached house,210sq.m, with central heating, air conditions, solid parquet floor, fire place, big kitchen with all the electric appliances, 2 wc curtains, big veranda, big patio on the back with bbq area, 2 covered parkings in a quiet neighborhood close to the Embassies –Engomi €1000 (H3ENG0002-R), (photos in the website)

6. 3 bedr + big attic room which can be used as a bedroom/office, detached house, central heating, full a/c,3wc, 2 bathrooms, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen with all the electrical appliances, small garden and patio with bbq area, covered parking, near Apollonion hospital. Available end of July – Makedonitissa €1200 (H4MAK0016-R), (photos in the website)

3. 3 bedrs luxury terracedhouse, 210sq.m, central heating, full a/c, marble floor in the sitting areas and solid parquet floor the stairs and bedrooms,4wc,3 bathrooms the 2 en suite ,big verandas, electrical appliances in the kitchen,3 covered parking, roof garden access, in a quiet neighborhood on Mon Parnas Hill. Engomi €1000 (H3ENG0004-R), (photos in the website).

7. 4 bedrs and sitting room upstairs luxury detached house, 380sq.m,room for the maid, central heating, full a/c, marble and parquet floor, big sitting and dining areas, office space, big verandas around the house, covered parking,3 bathrooms,4wc in a quiet area off Eleonon street, near Pizza Hut. AVAILABLE middle of July – Strovolos €1700 (H4ST10041-R), (photos in the website).

4. 1 bedr + office space which can be used as a bedroom fully renovated listed house with character 2 storey with central heating independent, a/c, cooker and oven in the kitchen, fire place, 2wc, small garden, in the old town - Nicosia Centre €1300 (H2NIC0001-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).

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 – Stro-

TO LET NICOSIA volos €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. 3 bedr + big attic room with shower and wc luxury new house,210sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 4wc, blinds on all windows, cooker and oven in the kitchen, small garden, covered parking near Alpha Mega supermarket - Strovolos €1400 (H4ST1007-R), (photos in the website). 12. 5 bedr new luxury finished detached house with separate maid’s room, one of the bedrooms with shower and wc and can be used as guest room,4 wc, solid parquet floor all the house, separate family room with fire place, big sitting room, separate dining room, big kitchen with breakfast area, big out-



side patio with tiles and bbq area,2 covered parking, electrical appliances in the kitchen, in a very quiet neighborhood close to CYBC station. Can be rented furnished or not. – Platy Aglantzias €3000 (H5PAG0001-R), (Photos on the website). 13. 4 bedr+ separate maid’s room luxury finished semi detached house with central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with family room, full expensive electrical appliances in the kitchen(Miele), 4wc, blinds on windows, big back yard with tiled and bbq area, covered parking in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to the French school – Aglantzia €1400 (H4AGZ0008-R), (photos in the website). 14. 3 bedr luxury house, nicely modern furnished with big sitting and dining areas with bar, central heating, full a/c, big fitted kitchen with TV room, office space, patio area with bbq, covered parking, 3wc, solid parquet floor in bedrooms and granite in the sitting areas, near the MEGA TV station – Archangelos €1300 (H3AR0002-R), (photos in the website). 15. 4 bedr house built in 2 plots,3 bedrs upstairs and one down, big garden with grass, bbq

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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).

TO LET NICOSIA quiet neighborhood and area – Agios Dometios €1500 (H4ADO0004-R). 19. 3 bedr new modern luxury detached house,180sq.m,central heating, full a/c, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, cooker and oven in the kitchen, blinds on all windows, off Tseriou Avenue. THE house is unfurnished. Lakatamia €775 (H3LAK0001-R), (photos in the website). 20. 3 bedr+ separate maid’s room semi detached house, 250sq.m, central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with family room, 4wc, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower, 2 covered parking, big verandas and big covered patio with bbq, big covered veranda for the winter on the back, fully furnished and equipped, in a quiet neighborhood very close to all amenities and Apha Mega supermarket - Acropolis €1100 (H4ACS0001-R), (photos in the website).

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)

21. 3 bedr detached house partially renovated 240sq.m with central heating, full a/c, separate tv room with fire place, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen with small family room, 3wc, big verandas and patio with deck and bbq area, covered parking in a quiet neighborhood behind Areteion hospital close to Falcon school - Dasoupoli €1950 (H3DAS0006-R), (photos in the website).

18. New luxury 4 bedr + very big 40sq.m attic room with shower and wc semi detached house, 300 sq.m, central heating, full air condition, big sitting and dining areas, 4 wc, 2 showers,1 bathroom, solar heater, pressure system, covered parking, big back yard with tiles, blinds, cooker, oven and, refrigerator in the kitchen, in a very

22. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, 330sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 2 covered parking’s, big kitchen with sitting room and all the electrical appliances, blinds on the windows, 2 bedrs with en suite shower, bathroom with jacuzzi, swimming pool with patio and nice covered bbq area, opposite a green area

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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA in a very quiet area - Available end of JUNE – Strovolos €3000 (photos in the website). 23. 4 bedr luxury detached house, separate maid’s room, 600 sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 6 wc, 4 bathrooms, big sitting and dining areas opening on to the garden, big kitchen with electrical appliances, built in 2 big plots of land with huge garden with grass, swimming pool, 2 covered parking, in a quiet neighbourhood close to Alpha Mega supermarket Engomi - €3700 (H4PA20005-R), (photos on the website). 24. 4 bedr luxury detached house with expensive finishes, office space, separate maid’s room, 3 of the bedrooms with en suite shower/ bathroom, floor heating, full air condition, white marble floor all the house, fire place, lighting fixtures, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, swimming pool with bbq area, small garden,2 covered parking’s in a nice neighbourhood with expensive houses near KEMA building – Platy Aglantzias €3500 (H4PAG0004-R), (photos in the website). For many more properties with photos visit our website at which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225/96422225/96422226, www.landtouristestates. com

TO LET NICOSIA ***************************** LUXURY FLATS:

1. 2 bedr luxury fully renovated apartment, storage heaters, 3 a/c, separate big kitchen, big sitting dining room, fully modern furnished and equipped with solid parquet floor off Prodromou street – Engomi €600 (A2ENG0010-R), (photos in the website). 2. 2 bedr new luxury modern, 2 storey apartment with solid parquet floor, floor heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, expensive fitted electrical appliances, blinds, covered veranda with very nice view, in a quiet neighbourhood on a modern design building. AVAILABLE 1st of August – Aglantzia €800 (A2AGZ0021-R), (photos on the website). 3. 1 bedr luxury spacious apartment with big sitting room, separate kitchen with electrical appliances, central heating independent with diesel,2 a/c, aluminum shutters in the bedrooms, covered veranda, covered parking, storage room, on a small quiet building in a quiet neighborhood – Agios Dometios €470 (A1ADO0004-R), (photos in the website). 4. 3 bedr big luxury modern fully furnished and equipped apartment with expensive brand furniture, 150sq.m +big covered veranda with electronic tent, solid parquet floor all the flat, storage heaters, full a/c, 2wc,covered parking, behind Hilton off

TO LET NICOSIA Makarios Avenue near the centre €1000 (A3NIC0001-R), (photos in the website). 6. 3 bedr luxury ground floor apartment, with separate guest room, 225sq.m, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances and breakfast area, 4 bathrooms, floor heating independent, full a/c, blinds on all the windows, marble and parquet floor, big veranda with bbq, small garden, covered parking with remote control, close to Junior school and 50 meters from the park – Agioi Omologites €1200 (A3AOM0007R),(Photos on the website) 7. 2 bedr brand new luxury finished apartment on a small modern design building with 2 bathrooms, a/c for hot and cold (Mitsubishi), storage heaters can be installed if needed, electrical shutters in the bedrooms, pressure system, water serculation system, solar, electrical appliances in the kitchen, blinds, covered veranda, 2 COVERED PARKING, storage room, near the centre and near traffic lights of Honda showroom. – Agioi Omologites €700 (A2AOM0007-R) 8. 3 bedr new luxury spacious apartment, 150sq.m+big covered veranda, big sitting and dining room, nicely furnished big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms, big bedrooms, a/c for hot and cold in all the rooms, electrical heating if needed, covered parking and

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

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

TO LET NICOSIA separate kitchen, fully furnished and equipped with television in good condition,2 AC for hot and cold on Makarios Avenue near Debenhams. Available for short and long term – Nicosia Centre €450 (A1NIC0002-R), (photos in the website). 12. 2 bedr big luxury apartment with nice view, storage heaters, full a/c, big sitting room, big separate kitchen fully equipped, nicely modern furnished, covered veranda, covered parking, in a quiet


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neighborhood, off Prodromou street near Eleon swimming pool. €580 (A2ENG0005-R), (Photos on the website)

ice with 10mb and TV satellite channels – Acropolis €700 (A2ACS0004-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 €600 (A2DAS0001-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)

14. New luxury modern 3 bedr apartment,145sq.m big covered veranda with nice view, a/c in all the rooms, electrical heating, cooker and oven in the kitchen, big sitting and dining room,2 bathrooms, laundry room, covered parking and storage room off Kennedy Avenue behind KPMG offices – Acropolis €900(A3ACS0038-R), (photos on the website). 15. 2 bedr brand new luxury finished apartment in a modern luxury building with independent central heating, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, aluminum shutters in the bedrooms, cooker, oven, fridge and washing machine in the kitchen, big veranda, electric parking entrance, covered parking and colour intercom. Price includes cable net serv-

17. Fully renovated luxury 1 bed apartment,60 sq.m, fully furnished and equipped with internet, LCD 32 ‘ TV, in the centre of Nicosia near Debenhams, with 2 a/c for hot and cold. – Nicosia Centre €550 (A1NIC0003-R), (photos in the website). 18. 4 bedr luxury floor apartment,250sq.m, office, maid’s room, central heating ind, full a/c,2 showers, 1 bathroom, 3wc, parquet floor, big kitchen with cooker and oven, big sitting area, roller blinds on all the windows, big veranda on a small building off Athalasas Avenue near Alpha Mega supermarket and Areteion hospital – Dasoupolis €1100 (A4DAS002-R), (photos on the website) 19. 2 bedr luxury apartment, 95sq.m, 4 AC for hot and cold, fully newly furnished and equipped, covered verandah, 2 wc, covered parking off Makarios Avenue between Hilton and Debenhams

TO LET NICOSIA – Nicosia Centre €700. Can be rented also for 6 months for €1100 per month - (A2NIC0024-R), (photos in the website) 20. 2 bedrs ground floor big apartment.130 sq.m, CH independent, 3 A/C, very big bedrooms with parquet floor, big sitting and dining area, big separate kitchen, fully nicely furnished, on a small 2 storey building off Makarios Avenue behind Hilton hotel walking distance to the centre - Nicosia Centre €550 (A2NIC0002-R), (Photos on the website).

TO LET NICOSIA €1500 (A3NIC0010-R), (Photos on the website). 23. 3 bedr ground floor apartment,140sq.m,with separate kitchen, very big yard with trees and flowers and patio 120sq.m, independent central heating, 3 a/c, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, parquet floor, in a small quiet building near Agios Pavlos church – Agios Dometios €750 (A3ADO0002-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).

24. 3 bedr luxury apartment, 135sq.m,, parquet floor, big sitting and dining area, 2 bathrooms, electrical appliances in the kitchen, big covered veranda, shutters on all windows, covered parking, storage room in a dead end, off Kyriakou Matsi street close to Ministry of Foreing Affairs and Junior School – Agioi Omologites €650 (A3AOM0008-R), (Photos on the website)

22. 3 bedr luxury spacious 2 storey Penthouse apartment 220sq.m+ big covered veranda, SEPARATE MULTI USE ROOM 60SQ.M WITH BATHROOM on the top of the flat with 80sq.m veranda, central heating independent, full a/c, 4wc, big bathroom with jacuzzi, big sitting and dining areas with solid parquet floor, separate kitchen with new silver, electrical appliances, 2 covered parking, big storage room, off Makarios Avenue near Hilton and Debenhams – Nicosia Centre

25. 2 bedr new luxury finished and FURNISHED ground floor apartment, 80sq.m +120sq.m veranda and garden, separate floor heating, full a/c, 2wc, aluminum shutters outside the windows, pressure system, fully expensively fitted with electrical appliances in the kitchen, big covered parking and big storage room, off Athallassa Avenue near English School in a small modern building. AVAILABLE 1st of AUGUST – Strovolos €800 (A2ST10023-R), (photos in the website). 26. 3 bed brand new luxury finished apartment in a small modern design building with 2 bathrooms(one en suite), expensive electrical appliances in the kitchen, double glazed windows with electrical shutter, covered veranda, pressure system, solar heat-

TO LET NICOSIA er, central satellite antenna, 2 covered parkings, storage room, security entrance, close to Honda traffic lights walking distance to the centre – Agioi Omologites €850 (A3AOM0009-R), (photos in the website). For many more properties with photos visit our website at www.landtouristestates. com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225 / 96-422225 / 96422226 www.landtouristestates. com ******************************

LIMASSOL **************************** GROUND FLOOR 3 bedroom house, fully furnished, 2 bathrooms, renovated, electrical equipment, fitted kitchen, laundry small room, a/c, rolex windows, big veranda, good price, Apostolos Andreas-Haraki, 99-497576, 99-886775, 99-924444

LIMASSOL, RENT: Office of around 110 m2, with partitions, split units, kitchenette and parking in a peaceful, green yet central area at Helladion House(off. 201), 5 Andrea Kalvou Str. For viewing, please knock on off. 202(2nd flloor). For further details, please call 25-521873 or 25731163 after 8:00pm. LIMASSOL. Spacious modern 2 bedroom flat, tranquil block, central residential area, sea and mountains views. Full a/c. Solar water heater, power shower. Covered parking. Real wood flooring. Italian kitchen. New Sony TV DVD. Fully equipped. 99409829 FOR RENT IN CENTRE OF

TO LET LIMASSOL 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 4

BEDROOM RECENTLY RENOVATED whole floor apartment of 200sqm.. Fully Furnished. Opposite sea, swimming pool, tennis court, and security gate. 3 new bathrooms, new kitchen with stainless steel appliances. 2 Covered parkings. Price € 1500/month. Call 99 330 908

LIMASSOL OFFICE FOR RENT Brand new Office For Rent On Limassol’s most popular high street. Open Plan layout, 190sqm, raised flooring, structured cabling, 2 bathrooms, kitchenette. Price €3600/ month negotiable tel. 99 330 908 listing-lim-0155

LARNACA APARTMENT 2 bedroom ground floor ,Semi Furnished,all the electrical appliances in Larnaca Dekelia road, near Intercollege Larnaca. Solar heater, a/c €460 PANICOS STAVRINOU estate agent r.n 497 Licences number 166/E tel 99666703 email FULLY FURNISHED one bedroom flat near Larco hotel Larnaca. Price €370. Tel: 99202543 ***************************** 1. K.S.L LETTINGS – APARTMENT FOR RENT Fully Furnished ground floor 2 bedroom apartment, overlooking pool. Beautifully furnished throughout. 350 Euros per calendar month. Larnaca District. Quote TLL884. Tel. (00357) 24815104 2. K.S.L LETTINGS – Properties Required for waiting Long Term Tenants. We desperately require 2/3 & 4 bedroom villa’s with private swimming pools for waiting tenants in the Larnaca District. Please call us for a free valuation. Tel.(00357) 24815104 3. K.S.L LETTINGS – largest range of properties. Over 200 rental properties in the Larnaca district at the most competitive rates! Flexible contracts available. Tel. (00357) 24815104

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4. WWW.KSLLETTINGS.COM – VILLA FOR RENT Fully furnished 3 bedroom Villa with a good-sized rear garden & Communal pool, located in the village of Oroklini. Call for further information quoting Ref. TLL1189. Tel. (00357) 24815104 CALL 24 815 104 TO ENQUIRE OR ARRANGE A VIEWING – NO OBLIGATION OR FEES. VIEW OUR FULL RANGE OF OVER 200 PROPERTIES BY VISITING WWW.KSLLETTINGS.COM UPDATED DAILY. LANDLORDS ADVERTISE YOUR PROPERTY FOR FREE AND GET WORLD WIDE ADVERTISING – NO TENANT NO FEE !


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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 99310481. ***************************** 6 BEDROOM, luxury detached villa in Chlorakas, for rent. Breathtaking, unobscured sea and mountain views. Close to all amenities, located in a cul-de-sac in Melanos area with a private road. 6 bed, 2 bathrooms (+2en suite), utility room, outdoor storage, Jacuzzi, private pool, fully A/C, fitted

kitchen, large verandas and landscaped gardens. Long term let or sale by owner, call 99414920 ***************************** RENTAL BARGAINS ANARITA: NEW 3/4 bedroom luxury extra spacious villa with A/C, en-suites, utility and swimming pool. Extensive private garden and parking. From €600.

PAPHOS **************************** 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. ****************************

KATO PAPHOS – 3 bedroom fully furnished villa with A/C, swimming pool, garden and parking. €600 EMBA – 3 bedroom luxury villa with A/C, garden, parking and good views. €600. PAPHOS AND SURROUNDING AREAS: 1-2 bedroom NEW Unfurnished/ furnished apartments From €250. FOR SALE: please call 99 621 875 for many sale opportunities for all categories of properties. **************************** UNIVERSAL: 1 bedroom fully furnished ground floor apartment with freezer, TV, a/c, leather sofas communal swimming pool, very quiet location, near to school and clinic, the utilities should be on tenants name. €280p/m Please call 99400697. **************************** 1. YEROSKIPOU AREA, euro 380, beautiful 2 bed, first floor apartment, fully furnished, large bathroom, large balcony. 2.



To All Our Customers Relocation Please note that Abbeygate Offices are re-locating as from the 2nd of July 2012 New Address : Shop 1, 21 Mesogi Ave, Mesogi, Pafos 8280 Cyprus (00-357) 268 19175 or e-mail us via:

TO LET PAPHOS bedroom villa with pool, unfurnished, large garden and ample parking. Main bedroom en-suite, ground floor w/c with cloakroom, separate kitchen area. Euro 500 per month 3. UNIVERSAL, 1 bedroom apartment on ground floor with garden, patio to front, well maintained complex with pool, fully furnished, euro 300 per month ono 4. MESA CHORIO, 2 bedroom apartment , modern furniture, fully equipped, one bedroom en-suite + one bathroom, panoramic views, well maintained complex with pool, euro 400 per month ono MANY MORE PROPERTIES AVAILABLE - CALL : 96753677 **************************** ONE BEDROOM fully furnished apartment for rent in Kissonerga. Near Cynthiana Beach hotel and close proximity to Coral Bay. Overlooking the sea and 100 metres from beach. AC in bedroom. Tel: 99-492521/ 99- 673276 **************************** PROPERTY TO RENT Chloraka: 3 bedroom u/f detached house, enclosed garden, A/C, oven hob extractor, €550 per month REF: JAP3V159 Tombs Of The Kings: 1st floor

TO LET PAPHOS F/F apartment, 1 bedroom, st TV, A/C, sea views, communal pool €350 per month REF: JAP1A024 Peyia: 2 bedroom F/F apartment A/C, communal pool, Sauna, Gym. €425 per month neg REF: JAP2A191 Emba: 3 bedroom u/f house, A/C, white goods, communal pool, €500 per month REF: JAP3V053 Peyia: 2 bedroom f/f townhouse, sat TV, A/C, flyscreens, Cyta line, communal pool, €400 per month neg REF: JAP2T140 Kato paphos: 2 bedroom furn apartment, shutters, A/C, close to bar street. €400 per month REF: JAP2A186 Peyia: 3 bedroom furnished villa, com pool, enclosed gardens, car port, Internet access, nile sat. A/C. €500 per month neg REF: JAP3V193 Trimathousa. 2 bed f/f townhouse, pets allowed, enclosed garden, quiet road, village setting.REF: JAP2T190 Holiday property management/cleans changeover service available. We urgently require properties in all areas for waiting clients. JOHN ALICE PROPERTIES TEL: 00357 99984681 WEB: WWW.JOHNALICE-PROPERTIES.COM

TO LET PAPHOS **************************** FOR RENT a selection of 1,2&3 bedroom houses & apartments f/f & u/f. Universal, Peyia, Tomb of the Kings, Tsada & Chloraka. Please view at our website or call 99329357. Fully registered company in Cyprus. **************************** PEYIA – 3 bedroom villa with modern quality furniture and finishes. Central heating, sky, alarm, infinity pool and stunnning sea and mountain views €700 per month, call : 99389426 **************************** BRAND NEW APT, opposite Poseidonio Gym, near Carrefour, F/F, a/c, great quality, 1 bdrm, from €340p.m.Tel 99403261 ***************************** MR RENT PAPHOS, THE LEADING PROPERTY RENTAL AGENCY IN PAPHOS OFFICE: 26271858 (00357) IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY TO RENT WE ARE THE RENTAL AGENCY TO CONTACT OFFERING FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENT COLLECTION SERVICE

1. LOWER PEYIA €375 beautifully presented modern 2 bedroom townhouse, situated in a quiet complex with lovely communal pool. Fully furnished with modern furni-


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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS ture inc satelitte & internet. Downstairs guest wc. Fly screens & shutters. Small enclosed courtyard garden with mature shrubs and offering privacy. 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. SECRET VALLEY (PETRA TOU ROMIOU) €600 modern detached 3 bedroom villa, master with ensuite. Downstairs guest wc. Situated in a peaceful residential area. Large enclosed landscaped garden with private pool. Available fully furnished with modern furniture & satelitte TV. 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 though includes central heating throughout plus modern gas fire for those winter months. Outdoor storage facilities, shaded patio area, fly screens & shutters. 5. TALA €675 unfurnished modern 3 bedroom de-

TO LET PAPHOS tached 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. 6. EMBA €700 stunning detached 3 bedroom bungalow, master with ensuite & separate dressing room. Spacious living area (195 square meters approx) with feature fireplace & gas fire. Beautifully furnished with classic modern furniture. Top of the range kitchen with separate utility room. Private pool & enclosed garden. Private drive & undercover garage. 7. 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. 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

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

TO LET PAPHOS en-suites. Landscaped gardens with private pool offering total privacy & covered barbeque area, great for entertaining. Available fully furnished or unfurnished & includes gas central heating & so much more. Tel: 97790883 Tel: 99133422 office: 26271858 visit our website for many more properties email: info@ **************************** RENTAL POINT - PAPHOS * PROPERTIES AVAILABLE TO RENT IN THE PAPHOS DISTRICT. JUST A SMALL SAMPLE OF AVAILABLE PROPERTIES. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL. CALL 97641764 FOR MORE INFORMATION. LANDLORDS CALL IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT.!!! 1. LOWER PEYIA – 5 bed 2 bath fully furnished villa set in good area. Open plan living area. Separate kitchen with D/W.W/M etc. 2 ground floor bedrooms with bathroom. Stairs to 3 additional bedrooms and bathroom. Doors out to large roof terrace with views. Outside parking for 3 cars, large swimming pool, BBQ and water feature. Landscaped gardens. A/C. Euros 800.00 a month 2. TRIMITHOUSA 3 bed 2. bath unfurnished apartment/ house set in quiet location with views. Open plan living area and dining area. Fully fitted kitchen with appliances . Guest WC. 3 double bedrooms. Family bathroom. Large balcony, off-street parking. Euros 400.00 a month. 3. KATHIKAS – 3 bed,2 bath unfurnished stone bungalow with no immediate neighbours. Open plan living area with fireplace with log burner. Fitted kitchen, utility room. 3 bedrooms, master with en-suite. Family bathroom. Parking, Swimming pool and landscaped garden areas. Very quiet area. Euros

TO LET PAPHOS 600.00 a month 4. CHLORAKAS – 2 Bed, 2. bath fully furnished apartments (2 available) in good location close to amenities. Open plan living area with dining space. Fitted kitchen, 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom. Off street parking & comm. Pool. Euros 395.00 a month inclusive of municipal taxes. 5. GOUDI (near Polis) Outstanding 3 bed, 3.5 bath unfurnished villa. Set in a rural setting the property enjoys privacy with no immediate neighbours. Open plan living area, spacious fitted kitchen. Guest WC. Ground floor bedroom with en-suite. Stairs to 2 further double bedroom with en-suite. Breakfast area with hob & fridge and seating space. Doors out to large covered verandah with panoramic views. Full A/C, C/H, garage, over-flow tiled pool, SKY dish. Villa has substantial insulation to walls and floors. Large gardens. Euros 800.00 per month. 6. UNIVERSAL AREA. 2 bed fully furnished apartment. Living area, fitted kitchen. 2 double bedrooms and family bathroom. A/C, balcony, shutters, comm. Pool and parking. Euros 400.00 a month or offers. 1 & 2 bed apartments available on Universal. 7. TALA - 5 bed, 3.5 bath large fully furnished villa. Very large property with open plan living area. Fitted kitchen, storage cupboard, guest WC. 2 bedrooms, bathroom on this level with small seating area. Ideal for dual living. Stairs up to 3 double bedroom, en-suite & family bathroom. Heated swimming pool, A/C, C/H. Electric gates and garden areas. Parking for several cars.Euros 1500.00 per month or offers. 8. LOWER PEYIA. 3 bed, 3 bath villa. Set in pretty location. Open plan living area, fitted kitchen. Guest WC. 3 bedrooms one with en-suite. Family bathroom. Pool, landscaped gardens and park-

TO LET PAPHOS ing. Available furnished or unfurnished. Euros 550.00 per month. FOR FULL LISTINGS OF A PA R T M E N T S / T O W N HOUSES AND VILLA PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL LANDLORDS/ OWNERS PLEASE CALL PLEASE CALL 97648440 or email:- inforentals@aol. com ***************************** REFURBISHED stone-built village house located in Kili Paphos. Consists of 3 large rooms 1 small. Traditional wood burnt fireplace, fully tiled secluded yard and garage. Tel: 99210610. ***************************

PROPERTY FOR SALE NICOSIA *************************** FLAT FOR SALE/RENT: ‘ITHAKI’ is a small 3 Storey brand new building, only 5 units located in quiet neighbourhood in Strovolos, near Falcon school. ITHAKI has only 2 completed 3 bedroom apartments per floor. And on 3rd floor an independent 3 bedroom penthouse with a roof garden. Italian Kitchen, big verandas, big storeroom and convenient parking. PANICOS STAVRINOU ESTATE AGENT R.N.497 99666703 email

FOR SALE - Strovolos - Nicosia, 2 storey 3 bedr semidet/house in a very quiet area, f/f, A/C & C/H., 3 bathrooms & large room with its own bathroom, behind the house. Large Veranda and parking for 3 cars. For Quick sale €290,000 - Owners 96560788 FOR SALE is a building with 4 flats, each 3 bedroom. 2 on the ground floor with yards, and 2 on the first floor. 2 on first floor completely renovated. Located

FOR SALE NICOSIA in quiet area. Building recently plastered and painted. €850,000 negotiable Call: 99 330 908 FOR SALE PENTHOUSE between Armenias Str and Hilton Hotel. 3 bedroom, main bedroom with shower, c/h, fireplace, large verandas. For more information please call: 99467596. *****************************

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

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

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

BARGAIN UNIVERSAL AREA, 2 bedroom apartment fully furnished to very high standards, including all white goods + linen etc in small complex with communal pool, ready to move in €100.000 o.n.o Tel: 96753677 *****************************


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Tel. 99 293489, 99 279960 Email:


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

Open Door Baptist Church

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

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



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


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


Family oriented evangelical church

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rafaela (rpt) Protoselido Kalimera Vourate Geitonoi (rpt) Beauty Contest (rpt) Mesimeri Kai Kati Eleni Variety show featuring entertainment as well as segments on cooking, health, astrology, lifestyle, youth issues and more. Tolmo Local talk-show. With News at 18.00. Tropico Latin American telenovela. Rafaela Mexican drama series with medical theme, based on the popular Venezuelan telenovela. News Cyprus Beauty Contest Final More parading models. No further details supplied. News Se Eida (rpt) Istories Tou Astinomou Beka (rpt) Greek crime drama series. Allou Ximeromenoi (rpt) Otan Megaloso (rpt) Eleni (rpt) Agapi Tropiki (rpt)

PLUS TV 07.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of 09.15 Max Adventures 09.25 Franny’s Feet 09.50 Rastamouse 10.15 Bo On the Go 10.40 King 11.05 Martha Speaks 11.25 Beyblade 11.50 Diet Please 12.30 Star News 13.00 Max Adventures 13.10 Rastamouse 13.20 Bo On the Go 13.45 King 14.10 Martha Speaks 14.30 Beyblade 15.00 Mesimeriani Meleti 17.15 Fotis - Maria Live Entertainment magazine featuring segments on cooking, health, fashion, lifestyle issues and more. 18.45 Mila Discussions about various issues based on woman’s life. 20.15 Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) Cooking show, with helpful tips on eating well and nutrition. 21.00 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 22.00 FILM: Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny Comedy, starring Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Tim Robbins, Ben Stiller and John C Reilly. 2006. See Pick Of The Day. 00.45 LTV Sports News 01.30 Star News 02.00 Repeats

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Alpha News Kids’ TV Igeia & Zoi (rpt) Deste Tous Greek FILM: O Boufos Beyond The Break FILM: What Matters Most A man’s wealthy family forbid him to conduct a relationship with his childhood sweetheart, who doesn’t meet up to their lofty standards. Drama, starring Chad Allen. 2001. O Anthropos Tis Thalassas Melrose Place With News at 18.30. News Sports Time Tropical Heat FILM: False Pretenses A woman rebuilds her life after the suicide of her husband - but a shady figure from her past soon returns to bring back painful memories. Thriller, starring Peta Wilson. 2004. FILM: Basic Instinct 2 A femme fatale plays mind games with a psychologist investigating her role in a suspicious death. Thriller sequel, starring Sharon Stone. 2006. FILM: Under Hellgate Bridge Drama, starring Jonathan LaPaglia. 1999.

Radio BBC World Service (1323 MW) 00:00 BBC News 00:06 World Briefing 00:30 BBC News Summary 00:32 World Business Report 00:50 Sports News 01:00 BBC News 01:06 World Briefing 01:30 BBC News Summary 01:32 World Football 02:00 BBC News 02:06 World Briefing 02:30 BBC News Summary 02:32 Business Daily 02:50 Sports News 03:00 BBC News 03:06 HARDtalk 03:30 BBC News Summary 03:32 Science In Action 03:50 From Our Own Correspondent 04:00 BBC News 04:06 World Briefing 04:30 BBC News Summary 04:32 World Business Report 04:50 Witness 05:00 BBC News 05:06 The World Today 05:30 BBC News Summary 05:32 World Football 06:00 BBC News 06:06 The World Today 06:30 BBC News Summary 06:32 The World Today 07:00 BBC News 07:06 The World Today 07:30 BBC News Summary 07:32 The Strand 07:50 Witness 08:00 BBC News 08:06 The World Today 08:30 BBC News Summary 08:32 The World Today 09:00 BBC News 09:06 The World Today 09:30 BBC News Summary 09:32 The World Today 10:00 BBC News 10:06 HARDtalk 10:30 BBC News Summary 10:32 Science In Action 10:50 From Our Own Correspondent 11:00 BBC News 11:06 World Football 11:30 BBC News Summary 11:32 Business Daily 11:50 Sports News 12:00 BBC News 12:06 World Update 12:30 BBC News Summary 12:32 World Update 13:00 BBC News 13:06 World Have Your

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Thompson 18.00 Charlene Guy 21.00 Jessie Aru 00.00 The Vibe

BFBS 2 (Ni’sia 89.7, WSBA 89.9, ESBA 95.3 FM) 03.00 BFBS Radio News 03.03 BFBS Gold With Dave Windsor 04.00 Up All Night 07.00 Morning Reports 07.30 Wake Up To Money 08.00 Today 11.00 Simon Marlow 14.00 BFBS Gold With Dave Windsor 15.00 World At One 15.45 Simon Guettier 19.00 PM 20.00 6 O’Clock News 20.30 Five Live Drive 00.00 Late Night Live LiveCyBC2 (91.1, 92.4 FM) 06.00-07.30 Programmes in Turkish with News at 7.30 07.40 Good morning Cyprus 10.00-12.00 Kalimerhamba 12.00 Gunortasa 12.45 Greek Cyprus Press 13.00 Turkish Music 13.15 News in Turkish 13.30 News in English 13.45 PM Classics 16.00 Greek Radio 16.15 Our country doesn’t divide 16.50 News in Turkish 17.0018.00 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, Weath-

er 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

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Television PICK OF THE DAY Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (PlusTV, 22.00) Pick of the Day is where we pick a Pick - but the Pick is usually a fi lm or TV show, hardly ever a pick. In fact, this may be the fi rst time we’ve ever picked a pick as our Pick on Pick of the Day, the pick in question being both our pick of the day and Pick of the Day. Sorry, I’ll stop now - but I think you get the point, which is that Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny is a fi lm I’d have felt obliged to Pick, even if it wasn’t any good. Admittedly it’s not very good - but it does feature Tenacious D, a rock band that holds a special place in my heart, for two reasons. One reason is that it marked my fi rst-ever exposure to Jack Black, back in the 90s, before he made his name in High Fidelity then became Hollywood’s go-to guy for manic comedy in The School of Rock, Tropic Thunder, etc (let’s just ignore Kung Fu Panda). The other reason why I love Tenacious D is simply this: it warms my heart that ‘The Greatest Rock Band in the World’ should be made up of two tubby white guys, one of them a middle-aged bald man in his late 40s. The ageing slaphead in question is Kyle Gass, Black’s partner in rock’n roll excellence - though in fact Black always intended to be an actor (not a singer), and the band was always a bit of a joke. This patchy comedy relates how Tenacious D

was born - kicking off “a long-ass f***in’ time ago in a town called Kickapoo” where “there lived a humble family, religious through and through,” to quote the sung prologue - and tells the stirring tale of the band’s quest for a very special guitar pick. This is the fabled Pick of Destiny, created by a dark wizard with the help of Satan himself, which apparently has been used by all rock legends through the ages; clearly, it must also be used by Tenacious D. The fi lm could (and should) have been a good zany joke, but it doesn’t always respect the fi ne line between rock’n roll madness and crude lowbrow comedy. The prologue is enjoyably demented, and some of the jokes are ludicrous to the point of being inspired - for instance that the band is named by the duo after birthmarks found on their buttocks: Jack has a birthmark that reads “Tenac”, and Kyle has a birthmark that reads “ious D” - but too much of it is just foulmouthed bluster lacking in ideas, maybe because its only real idea is two tubby white guys making up ‘The Greatest Rock Band in the World’. Also with Meat Loaf as Jack’s dad, and Dave Grohl as Satan; if those names mean nothing to you, don’t even think of watching this movie. Made in 2006.

Preston Wilder



Lesbian Vampire Killers (LTV, 21.00) So what’s this one about? Well, there’s a group of nice old ladies, and they’re holding their annual crocheting contest ... no, not really. I’m afraid the title is self-explanatory - ‘afraid’ being the operative word, not because this British horror comedy is scary but because it’s pretty dire. Two lads (Mathew Horne and James Corden, from Gavin & Stacey) go on a hiking holiday in Norfolk, and get all excited when they meet a passel of hot girls staying at the same cottage - but it turns out the girls are lesbians, which is bad enough but then they’re also vampires. And, you know, killers. A fi lm for those who are always going on about the ‘English sense of humour’, and how witty it is compared to the American because it shows that Brits can totally match the Yanks when it comes to gore and gross humour, not to mention weird Christian names: ‘Matthew with one t’ Horne is bad enough, but would you believe our heroine is played by an actress called MyAnna Buring? It’s enough to turn a girl into a lesbian vampire. Made in 2009.

Johnny Guitar (Nova Classics, 21.00) There’s no other Western like Johnny Guitar, and few other fi lms like Johnny Guitar: few fi lms with such vivid use of colour, and few fi lms where melodrama gets ratcheted up so high it veers into a kind of blissful hysteria (unsurprisingly, some people hate it). Joan Crawford is restrained - by her standards - as Vienna, a saloonowner in the Wild West; she supports the building of the railroad nearby, unlike the local cattle ranchers who oppose it vociferously. Mercedes McCambridge is one such rancher, leading the townspeople against Vienna and the fi lm turns into a catfight between two powerful women, Johnny Guitar himself being mostly irrelevant. A fever-dream classic, directed by Nicholas Ray in 1954.

Choose (Novacinema3, 23.00) “The killer struck again last night, this time forcing a young girl to choose between the life of her mother or father.” Serial killers really need to stop watching so many Saw fi lms; they all want to be Jigsaw, playing sadistic games with their prey instead of just killing them already. “He makes the rules, you make the choice,” proclaims the trailer for this little-known horror fl ick and Katheryn Winnick is college student Fiona, a journalism major who may be the Choose Killer’s next victim, though her sheriff dad (Kevin Pollak) inexplicably makes light of her fears. “The script has unintentional laugh-out-loud moments, and that’s about the best I can say for this gently steaming pile of tepid naffness,” scoffs a Brit at the Internet Movie Database. This fi lm or 90 minutes’ extra sleep? Choose! Made in 2011.

Lesbian Vampire Killers (LTV, 21.00)

07:00 Karina: Wild On Safari 07:25 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life 08:15 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 08:40 Breed All About It 09:10 Penguin Safari 10:05 Wildest Arctic 11:00 Wildlife Sos 11:25 Going Ape 11:55 Animal Cops Philadelphia 12:50 E-Vets: The Interns 13:45 Animal Precinct 14:40 Wildest Arctic 15:30 Karina: Wild On Safari 16:00 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 16:30 Jeff Corwin Unleashed 17:25 Must Love Cats 18:20 Cats 101 19:15 Wildlife Sos 19:40 Going Ape 20:10 Cheetah Kingdom 20:35 Predator’s Prey 21:05 Wildest India 22:00 Shark Attack Survival Guide 22:55 Up Close And Dangerous 23:50 Miami Animal Police 00:45 Crime Scene Wild 01:40 Untamed & Uncut 02:35 Shark Attack Survival Guide 03:30 Up Close And Dangerous 04:25 Wildest India 05:20 Cheetah Kingdom 05:45 Predator’s Prey 06:10 E-Vets: The Interns

01:10 The Weakest Link 01:55 Monarch Of The Glen 02:45 Eastenders 03:15 Doctors 03:45 Great Ormond Street 04:35 Keeping Up Appearances 05:05 Lab Rats 05:35 The Old Guys 06:05 Balamory 06:25 3rd & Bird 06:35 Bobinogs 06:45 Nina & The Neurons 07:00 Teletubbies 07:25 Boogie Beebies 07:40 Little Robots 07:50 Balamory 08:10 3rd & Bird 08:20 Bobinogs 08:30 Nina & The Neurons 08:45 Teletubbies 09:10 Boogie Beebies 09:25 Little Robots 09:35 Keeping Up Appearances 10:05 Lab Rats 10:35 The Weakest Link 11:20 Eastenders 11:50 Doctors 12:20 Monarch Of The Glen 13:10 Great Ormond Street 14:00 The Old Guys 14:30 Keeping Up Appearances 15:00 The Weakest Link 15:45 Eastenders 16:15 Doctors 16:45 Inspector Lynley Mysteries 17:30 Great Ormond Street 18:25 The Weakest Link 19:10 Walk On the Wild Side 19:40 Doctors 20:10 Doctor Who 21:00 The Royle Family 21:30 Twenty Twelve 22:00 New Tricks 22:50 The Impressions Show With Culshaw & Stephenson 23:20 Allo Allo 23:50 Live at the Apollo 00:35 Little Britain

07:00 Fifth Gear 07:25 Dirty Jobs 08:15 Deadliest Catch 09:10 Extreme Fishing 10:05 Mythbusters 11:00 How Do They Do It? ; 11:30 Destroyed In Seconds 11:55 Ultimate Survival 12:50 Wheeler Dealers 13:45 Fifth Gear 14:40 American Chopper 15:35 Dirty Jobs 16:30 Mythbusters 17:25 Deadliest Catch 18:20 Extreme Fishing 19:15 River Monsters 20:10 How It’s Made 20:40 How Do They Do It? ; 21:05 Curiosity 22:00 Swamp Loggers 22:55 Stan Lee’s Superhumans 23:50 A Haunting 01:40 Curiosity 02:40 Swamp Loggers 03:40 Stan Lee’s Superhumans 04:40 A Haunting 05:35 How It’s Made 06:00 Overhaulin’

09:35 Snooker: 6 Red World Championship Thailand 13:00 All Sports: Watts 13:30 Fitness: The Box 13:45 Olympic Games: Together To London 14:00 Cycling: Tour De France 18:30 Football: Uefa European Under-19 Championship Estonia 22:00 Boxing: Bigger’s Better-Heavy Weight Contest Lithuania 00:00 Rally: Intercontinental Rally Challenge San Marino 00:30 Strongest Man: Giants Live In Australia 01:30 Cycling: Tour De France

08:15 Cine News 09:00 Summer Kids Zone 10:45 Melinda And Melinda 12:25 Cine News 13:20 Unstoppable 15:05 Men Of Honor 17:15 Spotlight On 17:55 Birth 19:40 The Two Jakes 22:00 Love And Other Drugs 23:55 Once Upon A Time In America 03:40 Cine News 04:15 Rosemary’s Baby

20:05 The Other Guys 22:00 C.S.I. 23:00 Choose 00:30 Cine News 01:30 Adult Zone

19:05 The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader 21:00 A Far Off Place 22:55 The Tempest 00:50 Sling Blade 03:05 Cine News 03:35 The Edge Of Love

Fast Five (Novacinema1, 02.05)

05:30 Jesse James Is A Dead Man 06:15 Family Guy 07:05 No Ordinary Family 07:50 How I Met Your Mother 08:40 White Collar 09:25 Criminal Minds 10:10 Jesse James Is A Dead Man 10:55 Family Guy 11:45 No Ordinary Family 12:35 How I Met Your Mother 13:25 White Collar 14:15 Criminal Minds 15:00 The Cleveland Show 15:25 Bob’s Burgers 15:50 The League 16:15 Jesse James Is A Dead Man 17:05 Family Guy 17:55 No Ordinary Family 18:40 How I Met Your Mother 19:30 White Collar 20:15 Criminal Minds 21:00 The Cleveland Show 21:25 Bob’s Burgers 21:50 The League 22:15 Call Me Fitz 22:45 White Collar 23:30 The Cleveland Show 23:55 Bob’s Burgers 00:20 The League 00:45 Call Me Fitz 01:15 Jesse James Is A Dead Man 02:05 Family Guy 02:55 No Ordinary Family 03:45 How I Met Your Mother 04:35 White Collar

07:00 Pawn Stars 08:00 The Universe 09:00 Battle Stations 10:00 Pawn Stars 11:00 Ax Men 12:00 Ice Road Truckers 13:00 Mounted In Alaska 14:00 Battle Stations 15:00 The Universe 16:00 Ice Road Truckers 17:00 Mounted In Alaska 18:00 Battle Stations 19:00 The Universe 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 Ax Men 22:00 Ancient Wonders 23:00 Tony Robinson Down Under 00:00 Pawn Stars 01:00 Ax Men 02:00 Ancient Wonders 03:00 Tony Robinson Down Under 04:00 The Universe 05:00 Battle Stations 06:00 Ax Men

07:30 Blume In Love 09:30 Ant Bully 11:15 Oscar Et La Dame Rose (Oscar And The Lady In Pink) 13:10 Hollywood Buzz 13:45 Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel 15:20 Videofashion 16:00 30 Rock 17:00 Noises Off... 19:00 Friends 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Lesbian Vampire Killers 22:30 Action Zone 23:00 Twilight Saga: New Moon 01:15 Hustler TV 02:50 Pearl Diver 04:25 Charlie Valentine 06:00 Action Zone 06:30 LTV Sports News

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

08:40 Loonatics Unleashed 09:05 ScoobyDoo Where Are You! 09:30 Superman: The Animated Series 09:55 Big Cartoonie Show Nickelodeon 10:20 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:45 Fanboy & Chum Chum 11:10 X’s 11:35 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 12:00 Dora The Explorer 12:25 Spongebob Squarepants 13:15 Mighty B! 13:40 My Life As A Teenage Robot 14:05 Hey Arnold! 14:30 Icarly 15:20 Batman: The Brave And The Bold 17:00 Irc 2012: Ypres 17:30 Planet Speed 18:00 Barclays Premier League World 18:30 Nba Action 19:00 Nascar Sprint Cup Series 22:00 Pba World Championship 23:30 2012 Wimbledon Championships 00:30 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Barclay’s Premier League 02:30 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Laiki Bank Championship 04:30 Momentum: What Drives You 05:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Bundesliga

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

08:15 American Flyers 10:10 Being Human 12:15 Distinguished Gentleman 14:15 Candidate 16:15 Burn After Reading 18:00 Education N 20:00 Fork In The Road 22:00 Neighbor 23:35 Action Zone 00:05 Daring! TV 03:45 12 Rounds 01:05 Action Zone 06:10 Mumford

05:15 The Son Of No One 06:50 A Better Life 08:30 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 10:10 Mad On Novacinema 10:45 The Grace Card 12:30 Les Emotifs Anonymes 14:00 Cine News 14:45 Illegal 16:25 African Cats 18:00 The Beaver 19:35 Stars In Style 20:10 Love And Other Impossible Pursuits 22:00 Mpilompa 23:50 Your Highness 01:35 Cine News 02:05 Fast Five 04:15 Black Death

21:00 Johnny Guitar 22:55 The Last Tycoon

01:30 The o: Inside the Outdoors Freestone National 02:00 Race Freaks 03:00 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Highlights Kentucky Speedway 04:00 PGA Tour: The Greenbrier Classic 07:00 Feherty – Vince Gill, Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker 08:00The Golf Fix 08:30 Being Graeme McDowell 09:00 Golf Central International 09:30 School of Golf – Chapter 20: Guide to Pope Practice 10:00 MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers 13:00 Hard Parts: South Bronx Bronx to the Future 13:30 Speed TBA 15:00 Asian Tour Queens Cup 15:30 European Tour: Alstom Open de France 19:30 PRE GAME 19:45 CHAMPIONSHIP LAIKI POPULAR BANK 2011–12: ARHS VS ETHNIKOS AXNAS 21:45 POST GAME 22:15 PGA Tour: The Greenbrier Classic 01:00 Inside the PGA Tour

07:00 Globe Trekker 08:00 Intrepid Journeys 09:00 Essential 09:30 Cruise Today 10:00 Planet Food 11:00 Journey Into Wine 12:00 Globe Trekker 13:00 Intrepid Journeys 14:00 Globe Trekker 15:00 Megalopolis 16:00 Globe Trekker 17:00 Journey Into Wine 18:00 Planet Food 19:00 Globe Trekker 20:00 The World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides 21:00 Planet Food 22:00 Megalopolis 23:00 Globe Trekker 00:00 Intrepid Journeys 01:00 The World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides 02:00 Planet Food 03:00 Megalopolis 04:00 Globe Trekker 05:00 Planet Food 06:00 Journey Into Wine

06:00 The Charge Of The Light Brigade 07:55 Two Weeks In Another Town 09:45 Yearling, The 11:50 American in Paris, An 13:40 White Heat 15:30 The Year of Living Dangerously 17:25 Ziegfeld Follies 19:10 The Band Wagon 21:00 Hot Millions 22:45 Blow-Up 00:35 The Day They Robbed The Bank Of England 02:00 The Dirty Dozen 04:25 The Catered Affair

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Across 1 On condition that one is supplying (9) 8 Tribe supplied some subtle violence (4) 9 Hostile feeling one does not like to show (9) 10 Everybody behind western barrier (4) 13 Then Nancy used some make-up (5) 15 Fat about to be brought back to pantry (6) 16 Emotional shock at a rum cocktail (6) 17 Edison in trouble with either left or right leading (4-2) 19 Blasted another dozen with thousand inside (6) 20 Sign to know in Scotland (5) 21 Female not confused by assortment of types (4) 24 Hoping hit might become most pleasurable moment (4,5) 25 Feeling lost? (4) 26 Coming from Berlin, Dud was unrestrained (9)

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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.

20 21



24 25 26 12 Deter a man changing his brand (9) 13 Serf, he has large quantity (5) 14 Firing a junior – that’s about right (5) 18 Thought it was negative





charge (6) 19 Gentle breeze on old car (6) 22 New penny found above old one in the pool (4) 23 No longer in concert (4)


Answers to crossword 2126

Rating EASY Rating HARD

QUICK: Across – 1 Wolfram; 5 Rely; 7 Thoroughfare; 9 Lion; 10 Joyrider; 12 Not out; 13 Pencil; 16 Exposure; 18 Smut; 20 Turn a deaf ear; 21 Able; 22 Tendril. Down – 1 Wet blanket; 2 Lookout; 3 Root; 4 Maggot; 5 Reformer; 6 Lurid; 8 Trilateral; 11 Nuisance; 14 Compeer; 15 Credit; 17 Plumb; 19 Fawn.

Rating EASY

CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Upswing; 5 Tilt; 7 Bluestocking; 9 Left; 10 Insomnia; 12 Nation; 13 Hereof; 16 Excuse me; 18 Bias; 20 Selling price; 21 Prod; 22 Antwerp. Down – 1 Unbalanced; 2 Snuff it; 3 Inst; 4 Ground; 5 Takeover; 6 Linen; 8 Half asleep; 11 Consoled; 14 Edifice; 15 Amanda; 17 Clear; 19 Spat.


2 Hurried to junction from rave (4) 3 Virginia member has to improvise (4) 4 Rudest sort of cloth (6) 5 Double tan curiously as a result of swimming (6) 6 Margaret’s including a male having large amounts of money (9) 7 Bar game? (9) 11 Silly sentimental money? (5,4)

QUICK Across


1 Humiliation (9) 8 Among (4) 9 Future existence (9) 10 High fidelity (2-2) 13 Leaps (anag.) (5) 15 Powerful (6) 16 Sturdy (6) 17 Set of nine (6) 19 Murmur (6) 20 Prestige (5) 21 Dimensions (4) 24 Equipment (9) 25 South African cur-

2 Enthusiast (4) 3 Oblique (4) 4 Hammer (6) 5 Certainly not (2,4) 6 Double meaning (9) 7 Added ingredient (9) 11 Accomplice (9) 12 Struggling (9) 13 Go furtively (5) 14 Place (5) 18 Discarded (6) 19 European princi-

rency (4) 26 Abutting (9)

22 Futile (4) 23 One of five born

pality (6)


together (4)

ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

A focus on the sign of Gemini brings energy and dynamism to your communication sector. You may feel ready to share your best and brightest ideas with the world. Don’t hold back - get into gear. Plan who you need to talk to, and just do it. You may feel more motivated to get in touch with friends and family you haven’t heard from in a while.

Your love life may not be your main focus right now, but if it is, and you yearn for a close, committed tie, some darting opportunities may come along. You can be wonderfully flirtatious and give out some powerful signals. However, it will help to free up more time for this, or for pleasures in general. Taking a more relaxed approach to life can bring rewards.

Finally, your social life is getting up to speed as Mars is busy stirring things up and encouraging you to get out and about - not that you’ll need too much encouragement. But whereas you may have had to be the mover and shaker, and create your own social opportunities, you may find you can now relax and choose who to go out with and where.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

Whether you’re seeking a new relationship, a happier home life, more money, better health or all of these, once you are sure about your outcomes, you can have a much better chance of realizing them. Long-term relationship and major goals may both be affected by your beliefs. You need to be clear about all this if you are going to make progress.

Get into action by networking with the right people. Be on the ball and get the information you need by hook or by crook. Don’t always rely on conventional methods to find what you want, you need to be a step ahead of the pack. The universe is also helping you to connect with some amazing people and can also create some new commercial strands.

The Sun in your relationship zone is highlighting all kinds of partnerships, so it’s time to talk about anything and everything - but especially your feelings. Don’t leave these out of the equation. You may want to improve your lifestyle too, so use spare time to develop business ideas or start a hobby that you enjoy - it might even be gardening or art.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

Get ready to surrender and go with the flow, career wise. You can also attempt a goals list, and as a result, may find things begin to happen without you having to do much at all. You are on fine form verbally and ready to give your all. If you work in sales, writing or teaching, you can do really well this coming week with nothing to hold you back from success.

The Sun in your career zone brings focus and encourages you to think about your life goals. You may realize exactly what you need to do to take things further, and get that promotion or contract. Your social life is boosted by your connection to other professionals, and they too can help you to thrive. But it may be time for some fun too Libra.

There is a focus on your leisure and pleasure zone, so you may be motivated to play more and to enjoy being creative. If you adopt a spirit of play with even the most serious of your activities, you may be more passionate about your involvement and delighted with the results. This is your chance to explore new ideas and experiment with those that grab you.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

Is it time to work on the inside of yourself to get clear on your life goals? It is worth taking time out to make sure you are on track. Don’t try to fulfil other people’s expectations, instead focus on what “you” want. This is important. Once you get a feel for the goals that express the essential “you”, then see and feel yourself achieving them - it will truly help.

You have profound powers of concentration which encourage you to read more and research your best subjects. But as the Sun powers into Cancer, it may also encourage you to think about taking up a degree or some other study, that could benefit you in the future. You want to expand your options and it certainly looks like you will do so.

You may have been clearing a number of DIY jobs out of the way which gradually is giving your home a makeover. If you haven’t already, soon you can have your place looking ship shape and spotless. Your love life benefits from encouraging romance. Let your lover know how much you care by being extra sweet. Solo? There are certainly new possibilities.


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Wimbledon Radwanska sparks Polish delight as she races into final

Murray vows to lock out title talk By Eleanor Crooks

Country’s first grand slam finalist in 75 years By John Skilbeck AGNIESZKA Radwanska ended Poland’s 75-year wait for a grand slam singles finalist as she crushed Angelique Kerber’s title hopes. Radwanska triumphed 6-3 6-4 on Centre Court to reach tomorrow’s final. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska was a Wimbledon runner-up for Poland in 1937. But world number three Radwanska is Poland’s first grand slam singles finalist in the open era, which began in 1968, and it was her defence which was key in fending off Kerber. Kerber started well with an early break and the 24-yearold led 3-1 in the opener but Radwanska’s greater consistency then outstripped the German’s attacking ploys. Hard-hitting left-hander Kerber had taken out Kim Clijsters and Sabine Lisicki in the earlier rounds, and her bold shots were landing where she planned initially. If that had continued, Radwanska may have struggled, but Kerber became inconsistent. “I played really well,” Rad-

wanska said. “I think we were both a little nervous at the beginning. “This is what I was dreaming of since I was a kid. It’s everyone’s dream to play tennis in a grand slam final.” The pair began with love service games and the first nine points went with serve. She repeated the error to be pegged to 30-all, and Kerber brought up break point by outrallying Radwanska and opening up the court to plant away a forehand to the right corner. She took the chance, again outmanoeuvring Radwanska. Kerber’s hitting became erratic in the sixth game and Radwanska broke back to 30, before racing through the next three, finishing the set with an ace. Kerber fell a break behind in the fifth game of the second set when she firstly sent a cross-court backhand wide and then found the net on the next point. Her chance to become Germany’s first women’s finalist since Steffi Graf in 1999 was quickly fading. Kerber looked sure to have a break chance in the sixth game when she delivered a

deep smash that Radwanska reached but could only float a yard over the net. Kerber drove the ball across court to the right corner but Radwanska got across in time, and fired a winner down the line. Briefly Kerber was lifted by winning a dramatic rally for the next point and soon she did have an opening to take the game against serve, only to spurn it by hammering a service return too long. When Radwanska took the game to lead 4-2, it was hard to see her wasting the opportunity. Radwanska was looking to firstly reach the final and then go one step further than her late compatriot Jedrzejowska, who died in 1980. Kerber made Radwanska serve for the match at 5-4, but the 23-year-old did not falter. A crunching backhand winner from Kerber gave the German the first point, but Radwanska snagged the next three to bring up two match points. And after another long rally, Kerber lofted a sliced backhand into the tramlines to spark a jump for joy from her opponent.

Agnieszka Radwanska celebrates reaching the Wimbledon final after a straight sets win over Angelique Kerber

Federer turns SW19 swot for Djokovic semi-final showdown By Paul Hirst

Hungry for more titles: the Swiss maestro is going for a record-equalling seventh Wimbledon crown

ROGER Federer admits he will have to be at his best today if he is to see off Novak Djokovic and move one step closer to a record-equalling seventh Wimbledon title. Federer beat Mikhail Youzhny 6-1 6-2 6-2 to set up a mouthwatering semi-final with Djokovic, who cruised past Germany’s Florian Mayer in straight sets on Court One. Federer, seeded third, had fallen at the quarter-final stage in the previous two years and was therefore glad to have made the last four on Wednesday afternoon. Despite being arguably the greatest player of all time, 30-year-old Federer knows it is no longer his divine right to waltz in to the final at SW19 and he admits he will have to do some serious homework if he is to topple the world number one.

“I had better prepare well, because it’s going to be a tough match,” Federer said. “Obviously it’s a big deal now. There’s no denying it. “It feels great being back in the semis. I haven’t done it for a while, it’s a place where I’ve been so many times before. “Usually once I get to the semis, I’m playing some of my best tennis usually for the last couple rounds. “But obviously I’m aware that Novak is the defending champion and the world number one so that’s not going to make it easy to come through. “That’s the focus now, instead of taking it two steps at a time where I know I’m holding the trophy. “I know it’s possible. I know I’m playing really well but I am aware things are going to get complicated in the next match.” Federer has won 14 of their 26 career meetings,

but Djokovic has had the edge of late, winning six out of their past seven encounters. Much has been made of the rivalry between the two, but Djokovic left no doubt about his feelings towards the 16-time grand slam champion yesterday. “He has won everything that a tennis player can win and he’s coming back for more,” Djokovic said. “He has won the most grand slams in history so it is the ultimate challenge for me. Roger has been on the top of the men’s game for so long. “He has won six titles here and he definitely wants to prove to himself and to everybody else that he can win it once again. “He’s 30 years old now, but he’s still hungry to be the number one in the world. He’s definitely showing why he’s one of the best players ever.”

ANDY Murray is again within touching distance of British sporting history at Wimbledon but the one person who will not be dwelling on that in the build-up to today’s semi-final is the Scot himself. Not since Bunny Austin in 1938 has Britain had a men’s singles finalist at the All England Club, while it was two years before that when Fred Perry became the last home player to win it. Murray said: “There’s obviously pressure there. I think if you think too much about it, and you read the newspapers and you watch the stuff on TV that’s said about you, I think it would become far too much. “But if you shield yourself from it all and just get into your own little bubble, only listen to the people that are around you, then it’s something you can deal with.” Producing a home Wimbledon finalist has become a British obsession, with Tim Henman getting to the semifinals four times but never going further. Murray has now equalled that tally, but hopes are even higher this year because the man on the other side of the net today will not be twotime champion Rafael Nadal, who has beaten the Scot the last two years. Murray’s other major opportunity came three years ago, when he was 22 and the favourite to beat Andy Roddick, only to lose to the American in four sets. There are parallels, with Tsonga a player Murray has a good record against having beaten him five times out of six, and the Frenchman certainly possesses the weapons to upset the odds. Murray was reluctant to describe this as his best chance, saying: “I think when I played Roddick in the semis was also a good chance. “I had a good record against him before the match. He did play unbelievable in the semis, and especially in the final that year. “I’m in a good position, that’s for sure. Whether it’s the best chance or not, I’m not sure. But I’ve been in this position a few times now and want to push on.” David Ferrer, who lost to Murray in four tight sets in Wednesday’s quarter-final, said his opponent had been in impressive form and played more aggressively than him. “Andy plays the ball low and takes you to the limit,” the Spaniard said. “Of course he has chances to win Wimbledon and he deserves to. The top four, including Andy, have shown through the years to be above the rest, generally reaching the semi-finals in all tournaments.”


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Pele: 1970 Brazil side more gifted than Spain By Andrew Downie BRAZIL’S 1970 World Cup winners contained more gifted individuals than Spain’s current all-conquering national side, the Brazilian side’s greatest player Pele said this week. Asked who would win a showdown between the two teams, Pele flashed a big smile and said: “If I was playing, we’d win, no doubt about it.” “As long as they are comparing teams with the 1970s, it

is because the 1970s team is better,” he added. “The 1970 team is the standard by which others are rated.” Spain won the European Championship for the second time in a row on Sunday and, as World Cup Winners in 2010, became the first team in the post-war era to win three successive major international tournaments. Spain’s dominance and possession-based style of play have won them comparisons with the Brazil side of 1970, widely regarded as the greatest ever.

That team, led by Pele and featuring Rivellino, Gerson, Tostão and Jairzinho, won the World Cup in Mexico, hammering Italy 4-1 in the final. Pele retired from international football in 1971 and did not go to the World Cup in West Germany in 1974, where a disappointing Brazil side finished fourth. Pele, 71, said the difference between Brazil then and Spain today was the number of outstanding players on each team. He said Brazil were far superior on a playerby-player basis.

“These comparisons will always be there but you can’t compare them individually,” he said. “Individually the 1970 team had a lot more better players than Spain, who have two or three excellent players.” Nevertheless, the former Santos and New York Cosmos player lauded the Spaniards and said watching them was a rare pleasure. “Without a doubt, this Spain side play the football I’ve most liked to watch over the last couple of generations,” he said.

Golden Gods: Brazil, with Pele as their star, lit up the world with their World Cup triumph in 1970

Copa glory for Corinthians Brazilians beat Boca Juniors to win prestigious trophy By Andrew Downie


FORWARD Emerson scored two second-half goals to fire Corinthians to a 3-1 aggregate victory over Argentina’s Boca Juniors and secure their first South American Libertadores Cup at a packed Pacaembu stadium in the early hours of yesterday morning. The Brazilian club’s 2-0 win in the second leg of the final followed a 1-1 draw at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires last week. Emerson struck nine minutes into the second half, pouncing on playmaker Danilo’s back-heel after Boca’s defense failed to clear the ball from a free-kick. The 33-year-old then doubled the lead in the 73rd minute, seizing on an errant pass from Boca defender Rolando Schiavi to race forward and coolly slot the ball home. The win means Corinthians will go to Japan in December for the FIFA World Club Cup.

Joy: the Sao Paulo giants will go to Japan in December for the FIFA World Club Cup as South American champions

“The group deserved it, they worked hard, no one did more than Corinthians,” manager Titesaid after the final whistle. “It wasn’t by chance, it wasn’t luck, it was fully deserved. The magnitude of it all hasn’t sunk in yet.” The triumph was greeted with an outpouring of relief

by a crowd of over 40,000 fans. For decades Corinthians fans had suffered as the only one of Sao Paulo’s big four sides not to have won the continent’s biggest club tournament. The result means Corinthians went through the competition unbeaten, con-

ceding just four goals in 14 games. Boca had been seeking a seventh title that would have taken them alongside Independiente as the tournament’s most successful club. “I am very happy because we know the history Boca

Juniors have in worldwide football and in the Copa Libertadores,” Emerson told Fox Sports. “Our crowd represents 33 million fans. Since this year’s Libertadores started, we have dreamt of clinching the title. We were all in need of this achievement.”

German squad under fire over anthem GERMANY’S national football players, still reeling from a 2-1 defeat to Italy in last week’s Euro 2012 semifinal, are now being accused of being unpatriotic after failing to sing the national anthem. Most of the Germany team stood in silence as the strains of the anthem wafted through the stadium in Warsaw last Thursday, in contrast to Italy’s squad who sang their anthem with gusto. “It is right and proper that players sing along when the national anthem is performed. They play for the German national team and not for themselves,” the state premier of Hesse, Volker Bouffier, told the topselling daily Bild. Bavaria’s premier Joachim Herrmann said: “The German national anthem belongs to international matches and to the national squad. If somebody cannot be bothered to sing it, he should stay in his local club.” In Germany, the federal states decide whether children learn the national anthem at school. In conservative Bavaria it is compulsory, for example, while in Berlin it depends on the choice of individual teacher. Patriotism can still be a sensitive issue in Germany because of the Nazi regime, World War Two and the ensuing division into a capitalist western German state and a communist eastern one.

Former Bayern defender Breno jailed for arson

Oman could be banned by FIFA over court order

Wedding bells threaten to turn Iniesta’s legs to jelly

FORMER Bayern Munich defender Breno was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison by a Munich court after being found guilty of setting his house on fire. Judge Rosi Datzmann ordered the Brazilian player, who had been on bail pending the outcome of the case, to be taken immediately into custody. Breno’s house, in the leafy Munich suburb of Gruenwald, burned down last September while he was recovering from injury. His family was out at the time. The talented Breno joined Bayern as an 18-year-old four years ago, but was released last June after a string of injuries.

OMAN could be suspended from international competition and kicked out of the World Cup qualifying tournament if a court order is enforced annulling last year’s federation elections, said world governing body FIFA. The warning came after an administrative court in the country issued a ruling on June 25 in favour of three local clubs who had complained about the election process in the Omani federation (OFA). Oman, who have never qualified for a World Cup, have reached the fourth round of the Asian qualifying competition where they are fourth in Group B with two points from three games.

WALKING down the aisle to get married this weekend will be much more nerve-racking than playing in Euro 2012, said Spain’s Andres Iniesta, who was voted the best player of the tournament for his cool, commanding performances. “It will be a special and different day,” the Barcelona midfielder said. “I am sure it will make me nervous, much more than being on the field of play.” “I am pleased for the personal recognition,” he said in reference to UEFA’s best-player award. “But one player does not represent a championship.”

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Arsenal face big decision on wantaway striker Van Persie

Pogba showed us no respect, says Ferguson

Dutch star says he won’t renew his contract

By Rory Dollard

ARSENAL must decide whether to cash in on wantaway striker Robin Van Persie after the captain insisted he had to leave the Emirates Stadium to win trophies. Holland international Van Persie on Wednesday night issued a carefully-worded statement on his official website revealing he would not be penning an extension to his current deal with the Gunners, which expires next summer. The 28-year-old netted 37 goals in all competitions as Arsenal eventually secured third place, and manager Arsene Wenger recently declared the club must retain their talisman “at all costs”. However, despite meeting with Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis at the end of last season and the signings of Germany striker Lukas Podolski as well as France forward Olivier Giroud, Van Persie remains unconvinced he can fulfil his ambitions with the club he joined as a raw talent from Feyenoord in May 2004. Van Persie will turn 29 in August, and the next contract he agrees could well be his last at the highest level. Both Serie A winners Juventus and Premier League champions Manchester City are said to be ready to test Arsenal’s resolve with a £20million-plus bid. However, the Gunners who last summer saw both Cesc Fabregas and Samir

Sharpshooter: Robin Van Persie netted 37 goals in all competitions last season for the Gunners Nasri sold - could also look to hold Van Persie to the terms of his deal. A brief statement on the club’s official website read: “Robin has one year to run on his current contract and we are confident that he will fulfil his commitments to the club. “We have to respect Robin’s decision not to renew his contract. We are planning with ambition and confidence for next season with Arsenal’s best interests in mind.” Arsenal are set to tour Asia

at the end of the month, and will also play a game in Nigeria. Whether or not their captain will now be part of the travelling squad remains to be seen. Van Persie, though, made it perfectly clear disagreements over the direction of the club means he does not want any part of Arsenal’s long-term future. In an open letter to fans on his website,, he wrote: “I’ve thought long and hard about it, but I have decided

not to extend my contract. “As announced earlier this year I had a meeting with the boss and Mr Gazidis after the season. This was a meeting about the club’s future strategy and their policy. “Out of my huge respect for Mr Wenger, the players and the fans I don’t want to go into any details, but unfortunately in this meeting it has again become clear to me that we in many aspects disagree on the way Arsenal should move forward.” The Dutchman maintained

he would always “love” Arsenal, where he had “become a man”, but insisted a fresh start was needed to fulfil his own ambitions. “Financial terms or a contract have not been discussed, since that is not my priority at all,” said Van Persie, who would be offered huge wages in the region of £200,000 per week at City. “I personally have had a great season but my goal has been to win trophies with the team and to bring the club back to its glory days.”

End of Rangers would spark ‘social unrest’ says Regan By Gavin McCafferty

Fans of the Glasgow giants remain defiant despite the club being thrown out of the Scottish Premier League

SCOTTISH football faces a “slow, lingering death” if newco Rangers start life in the Irn-Bru Third Division, SFA chief executive Stewart Regan claims. In the immediate aftermath of Scottish Premier League clubs rejecting Charles Green’s application for topflight entry, Regan also made a stark claim that depriving Rangers fans of their team would spark “social unrest”. Regan made it clear the SFA could not allow the Ibrox club to start at the bottom, meaning Scottish Football League clubs face the prospect of an SPL2 breakaway if they reject a plan to put them in the First Division. Regan said: “The only solution for the game now is that

Rangers come into the Scottish Football League and they come into it in the First Division. “If Rangers were to go anywhere other than the First Division, then there would be something in the region of £15.7million worth of losses to the game. “For the bigger clubs at the top of the league, that’s half their annual distributions. For clubs at the bottom it is basically wiping out their entire distributions, for some of the smaller clubs it’s a huge proportion of their annual turnover. “Even if Rangers end up in the First Division, there is still going to be a £5million loss of income to the SPL clubs. “The game is not sustainable so there would be a slow lingering death for the game in Scotland.

“It would then trickle down to the SFL. From our perspective as the governing body, we cannot allow that to happen.” Regan added there would be dire consequences if there was no football at Ibrox. “Without Rangers, there is social unrest and a big problem for Scottish society,” the Englishman said. “There are thousands of Rangers fans whose fathers and parents and grandfathers have been Rangers fans. You can’t contemplate a situation without that and if Rangers weren’t to exist that could have real dire consequences.” But the SFA will not allow the new Rangers to start with a clean slate. “The membership cannot be transferred on financial grounds alone,” he said. “It has to have a degree of sporting integrity and that means sporting sanctions.”

MANCHESTER United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has accused Paul Pogba of a lack of respect after revealing the midfielder was joining Juventus. Pogba, 19, made just seven senior appearances for the Red Devils but was viewed as a rising star and a likely first-team regular. The Frenchman’s contract expired this summer but, despite persistent speculation over his future last season, United were keen to extend his stay and offered him fresh terms as well as the chance for great first-team opportunities next season. But a long-mooted move to Turin now appears to be on the cards, although the deal has not yet been confirmed by the Italian champions. Ferguson made little attempt to hide his displeasure at Pogba’s decision. The Scot told MUTV: “Pogba signed for Juventus a long time ago as far as we’re aware. “It is disappointing. I don’t think he showed us any respect at all, to be honest,” he said. “I’m quite happy that if they carry on that way, they’re probably better doing it away from us.” Pogba arrived at United from Le Havre in 2009 - a move that infuriated the French side at the time. His seven United appearances all came last season and all from the bench. Three of those were in the Barclays Premier League and three in the Carling Cup, with a solitary Europa League match in a 2-1 defeat to Athletic Bilbao. Pogba is the second highlyrated young player to leave the club this year after the prodigiously talented but controversial Ravel Morrison was allowed to join West Ham in January. The future of a third, Ezekiel Fryers, is unclear. He has also been offered a new contract but has yet to inform United of his decision. “We haven’t heard anything from Zeki Fryers,” Ferguson added. “I don’t know what’s happening there but he’s not been in touch with the club. His agent hasn’t been in touch with the club and I can only assume he’ll be back for training.” On a positive note for United fans, Ferguson hinted there could be further additions before the start of the 2012/13 campaign. Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell have arrived from Borussia Dortmund and Crewe respectively, but Ferguson remains on the lookout. Asked if he there would be more new blood, he added: “Yes, there’s a possibility. We’re working on one or two things but there’s nothing really to tell you to be honest.”

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Radwanska sparks Polish delight as she races into final 29

Arsenal face big decision on wantaway Van Persie 31

Serena sets up final with Radwanska Blistering serving salvo downs Azarenka 6-3 7-6 By Martyn Herman

No more blunders: John Terry was too late to stop Marko Devic’s shot crossing the line for Ukraine at Euro 2012 - but the goal was not given

Goal-line tech given the green light in historic day GOAL-line technology has been approved as part of the laws of football in a historic decision by the International FA Board (IFAB). Two systems, Hawk-Eye and GoalRef, have been approved by the IFAB after passing a series of scientific tests. The technology could be introduced into the Premier League as soon as the new year following the decision at a meeting in Zurich. FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said they intended to bring goal-line technology in for the Club World Cup in Japan in December, next year’s Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Valcke said FIFA would pay for the systems - around 250,000 US dollars per stadium - and leave them in place in the stadiums. FA general secretary Alex Horne told a news conference in Zurich it was “a hugely important day” for football. He said: “We believe that it is a great day for football. From an English perspective, today is a hugely important day, it is a cause we have had on our agenda for a number of years. “This is about having the right technology helping the referee in a relatively rare occurrence - the scoring of a goal.” The systems will have to be tested after they are installed in each stadium to make sure they are working properly before they are licensed for use. There will be no move towards bringing in other technology, such as video replays to judge offsides for example, said IFAB in a statement. “This approval is subject to a final installation test at each stadium before the systems can be used in ‘real’ football matches,” said the statement.

“The IFAB was keen to stress that technology will only be utilised for the goalline and for no other areas of the game.” The IFAB also approved UEFA’s system of having two additional assistant referees, one next to each goal. Valcke said: “It was approved to use these whenever an event organiser wants to do so.” The body also agreed to allow headscarves to be worn by players after requests from some Muslim countries and a decision on the design and colour of the scarves will be made later this year. Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan hailed the decision. Regan said: “Over the past few years there have been a number of occasions where mistakes have been made in football. The referee will still make the final decision, but the view of the board is that anything that can help the referee has to be good. “I think this is an historic day for football and I’m delighted to be part of that decision made today.” Patrick Nelson, chief executive of the Irish FA, added: “The three decisions made today will be long-lasting and will resonate throughout the world. “The IFAB has been around since 1886 and has been the guardians of the laws of the game for all that time, and has developed the game slowly, carefully and conservatively. “But this is a momentous day, the beginning of something new in football.” Jonathan Ford, chief executive of the Football Association of Wales, also backed the decision, which was made unanimously. Ford said: “Fundamental and momentous decisions were made here today and we are very proud to be involved with that.”


er eyes locked on the target, Serena Williams tossed the ball into the air and in a blur of explosive motion launched a 24th ace to end the brave resistance of Victoria Azarenka and reach her seventh Wimbledon singles final yesterday. In doing so the 30-year-old became the oldest woman to reach the final here since Steffi Graf in 1999 and now only Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, who beat Germany’s Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-4, stands between her and a fifth All England Club title. The 15,000 fans packed into a sunny Centre Court gasped in awe as each Williams thunderbolt flew past the Belarussian. To her credit Australian Open champion Azarenka stood firm in the face of the incoming fire and she would have earned plenty of new admirers in a 6-3 7-6 defeat. The 22-year-old second seed even had the temerity to break the Williams serve midway through the second set as she dragged the contest into a tiebreak, but she was finally overwhelmed. Since Williams won the last of her 13 grand slam singles titles at Wimbledon in 2010 she fell into a pit of despair after a gashed foot and subsequent health problems threatened to end a golden career. Even the often controversial American’s harshest critics would readily concede they are pleased she is back, still hungry for titles and still swaying on Centre Court’s hallowed turf. Those trying to avoid actual bodily harm trying to return her serve may not agree, but Wimbledon would be poorer without her. After some patchy performances in the early rounds, Wil-

Resistance is futile: the 15,000 fans packed into a sunny Centre Court gasped in awe as each Williams thunderbolt flew past her Belarussian opponent Azarenka liams changed gear against defending champion Petra Kvitova in the quarter-finals and during a clinical first set against Azarenka, she was virtually unplayable. She began the third game with three consecutive aces before Azarenka somehow got her racket to the fourth. The game took barely a minute to complete. Azarenka, who caused chuckles from the crowd with her droning sound effects, dug deep from a break down in the second set and pierced Serena’s armour to level the match at 3-3. Showing tremendous fight she saved three break points in the next game and for the first time Williams looked ruffled. Williams edged ahead in the tiebreak with her 23rd ace, to

equal her Wimbledon record and despite wasting a match point with a lob that sailed out, she made no mistake on the second, as her trusty serve supplied the killer blow. “I’ve been working so hard, I really wanted it,” Williams, who jumped for joy, said. “She was playing well and I got a little tight in the second set. I was looking too far in the future. I was just getting excited that I was so close, but I can’t do that. I was happy to get through that second set tiebreak.”

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