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Power outages keep EAC busy Nicosia hit by fault and Limassol hit by lightning only five hours apart By Peter Stevenson


AJOR power cuts caused by separate problems hit the capital Nicosia, Limassol and other areas yesterday causing chaos on the roads for hours, and keeping police and fire services busy. No injuries or damage were reported despite dozens of calls for help from people trapped in lifts. No sooner were things getting back to normal in Nicosia after a fault at the Athalassa station caused a two-hour outage, when lightning struck a turbine at the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) main power plant at Vassilikos, plunging most residential areas of Limassol and several other areas islandwide – including parts of Nicosia for a second time - into near darkness at 4.30pm. Supply began to be gradually restored to affect-

ed areas from 5pm onwards, the EAC said. “Lightning struck the Vassilikos power station,” said acting EAC spokesman Yiannis Tsouloftas. Back-up systems were put into service to aid efforts to restore full power. “It’s been a very difficult day for the EAC,” he said. The earlier power cut in Nicosia, which outed half the district between 11.18am and 12.42pm, caused traffic chaos in the capital and left local businesses and banks unable to operate for over an hour and a half. “Equipment failure was the cause of the blackout,” Tsouloftas said. The fault occurred between the Athalassa and Alambra sub-stations on the ‘overearth’ transmission lines. Despite early reports, there was no damage to Dhekelia or Vassilikos from the Nicosia outage, Tsouloftas said.


Traffic chaos reigned on the outskirts of the capital after the lights went out

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Monet ‘water lilies’ fetches nearly $44 million in New York auction A MONET water lilies painting has sold for nearly $43.8 million while a Kandinsky fetched an artist’s record $23 million as Christie’s kicked off the auction season on Wednesday with a sale that saw many mid-level works failing to find buyers. Nympheas, one of Monet’s iconic water lilies from 1905, executed during his years at Giverny, had been estimated to sell for $30 million to $50 million, and just managed its middle range with a final price of $43,762,500 including commission. Wassily Kandinsky’s Studie fur Improvisation 8, meanwhile, hit the low end of its $20 million to $30 million estimate, and set a new auction record for the Russian artist. The vibrant work was being sold by Switzerland’s Volkart Foundation.

But 30 per cent of the 69 works on offer failed to sell when bids failed to reach the reserve, the secret price at which a client has agreed to sell a work. In all the auction took in a total of just under $205 million, missing the low pre-sale estimate of about $210 million (estimates do not include commission charges of about 12 per cent). The high estimate was about $315 million. Christie’s nonetheless said it was pleased with the results. “It was a very, very strong sale, with great results” for top lots including the Monet, and a Brancusi sculpture Une muse, which sold for $12.4 million, said Brooke Lampley, head of Impressionist and modern art. “Classic Impressionism performed really well tonight.” Lampley also noted that the sale’s unusually high per-

centage of discretionary selling - when collectors decide to sell, versus estate sales that happen because the owner is deceased - was “very much a sign that collectors are feeling confident in the market. They are choosing to sell,” which she said was a testament to the increasing strength of art as an asset class. But the atmosphere in the room was muted and for works that sold, bidding was steady but far from unbridled. Bidders tried to cut increments in half from the next solicited bid, and the salesroom was more than half empty before the sale ended. Officials privately attributed the relatively high percentage of works that failed to sell - nearly one third - chiefly to a single collection whose owner was unwilling to lower the reserve prices in the days leading up to the sale.

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draft of the government bill called for guarantees double that amount. The amount was revised downwards due to objections from opposition parties raised yesterday during meetings with Finance Ministry officials to hammer out the final draft. The legislation also mandates that any single state guarantee exceeding €500 million must be submitted to, and sanctioned by, the House Finance Committee. In October 2012, Cyprus notified the European Commission of plans to introduce a public guarantee scheme for credit institutions. The guarantees will be covering, against remuneration and eligible collateral, new loans concluded and/or new bonds issued before 31 December 2012, with a maturity of up to five years.

The scheme is open to all credit institutions incorporated in Cyprus, including subsidiaries of foreign banks and cooperative credit institutions. Beneficiaries have to pay a remuneration that is aligned with EU state aid rules. Moreover, beneficiaries will be subject to behavioural commitments to avoid any abusive use of the state support. These include limitations on expansion and marketing and conditions for staff remuneration and bonus payments. Cyprus applied for a full EU rescue package in June after its two largest lenders could not meet new capital reserve limits owing to huge losses they sustained on their exposure to bailedout Greece. In September, the Commission approved on a temporary basis a bailout worth €1.8 billion for the Popular Bank.

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PARLIAMENT last night passed a law allowing the state to guarantee bank bonds and new loans, in a move designed to provide credit to the struggling economy. It comes two days after the scheme was cleared by the European Commission, which found the plan proposed by Nicosia was in line with EU state aid rules. The purpose of the state guarantee scheme is to facilitate the access of eligible credit institutions to medium-term funding. It is part of efforts to stabilise the local financial sector up to the end of the year. State guarantees will be provided for a period no less than three months and no greater than five years, under bilateral agreements between the government and credit institutions. The law provides for state guarantees for up to €3 billion, although the initial

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Businesses in Nicosia’s commercial centre grind to a halt (continued from front page) He went on to explain that the blackout was not caused by any inadequacy of electricity production capabilities nor was human error to blame. Initial reports claimed that the emergency generators at the General Hospital had failed causing several operations to be cancelled. Chief of the General Hospital Andreas Matsas moved quickly to deny the reports. Speaking to Radio Trito, Matsas told reporters that somewhere between 10 and 12 operations had been rescheduled for tomorrow to avoid any complications but there were no problems caused by the blackout, he said. Police and the fire service were called in to make sure that traffic jams were kept to a minimum and to rescue people from elevators. Chief of traffic Demetris Demetriou said police officers were immediately dispatched

Police officers try to keep the traffic at bay in the capital to main junctions to ease congestion. Demetriou reported that there had been some minor accidents but nothing unusual and urged those on the road to be extra careful. “The fire services received over 60 calls from people trapped in elevators,” spokeswoman Liza Kemidji told the Mail. Elevator company employees also assisted firemen

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with the operation as everyone trapped was rescued unharmed reported Kemidji. She said later in the day that they had received a further five calls for help in Limassol when the power went out there. Businesses, large superstores, restaurants and cafes in Nicosia all ground to a standstill during the blackout. Police sent out four plainclothes officers to keep an eye on shops in Ledra Street and ancillary roads. One uniformed officer was stationed outside the Bank of Cyprus at Eleftheria Square to discourage any possible thieves. “Not all of the branches of Bank of Cyprus were affected as our branch at Phaneromeni has a back-up generator,” Bank of Cyprus operations manager Demetris Antoniou said. Local jeweller Nikos Ioannou was more philosophical having been around since 1945. “We know all of our neighbours and so we’re not worried that anyone might want to steal from us,” he said. Others were not as calm and collected, with popular cafes and restaurants eager for

(Christos Theodorides) power to be restored. One café on Ledra Street was still able to serve customers frappe although they were only able to make them in shakers. Il Forno, one of the most popular restaurants in the old town, was severely affected. “We can’t work right now and we hope power is restored before the food in our freezers goes off,” chef Sebastian Petrakides said. The restaurant had installed an emergency generator in light of the explosion at the Mari naval base last year, which destroyed the Vassilikos station. However the restaurant’s back-up plan had failed as the generator refused to work during yesterday’s outage. Just off Ledra Street an internet café lost its customers immediately the power was cut. The owner said he was unable to charge his customers correctly as all records were stored on his computer. “Having no power is a big problem as all of my business goes through computers,” the 24 year old added. People were further inconvenienced by a temporary loss of mobile network coverage during the blackout.

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Home Greece, Cyprus and Israel to have working groups CYPRUS, Greece and Israel yesterday agreed to set up two working groups to expedite cooperation in energy matters. The agreement was struck in Nicosia at a meeting between Commerce Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis, Israeli Minister of Energy and Water Resources Uzi Landau and Greek Deputy Minister of the Environment, Energy and Climate Change Asimakis Papageorgiou. Sylikiotis said the issues discussed concerned the ‘EuroAsia Interconnector’, a project aiming to link Greek, Cypriot and Israeli power grids via a submarine power cable, as well as the southeast Mediterranean natural gas corridor. “We have decided to set up two working groups to elaborate on the projects in detail,” Sylikiotis said, noting that the groups would be established in the next few months. Landau expressed his satisfaction with the decision on the two working groups. He said that cooperation would promote the interests of the three countries and their economies, and would be “an anchor of stability in this prickly region.” The ‘EuroAsia Interconnector’ project, with an estimated budget of €1.5 billion, will be able to transfer energy with a total capacity of 2,000 MW. The completion period is estimated at 36 months from the start of construction, while the project’s study is expected to be completed within 2012.

Kassinis says quitting hydrocarbons company ‘The minister basically barked at me in front of everyone... I cannot put up with it’ By Elias Hazou

Critical after being run over AN 18-YEAR-OLD man was left fighting for his life yesterday after being run over by a motorist on a busy Limassol street. The accident happened around 9am on Archbishop Makarios III Avenue. Police said the pedestrian was hit by an oncoming car while crossing the street. The man was rushed to Limassol’s hospital. Doctors determined he had sustained serious cranial injuries and multiple leg fractures. The man’s condition was described as critical. The 28-year-old driver of the car was arrested, booked and released. She will appear in court at a later date.

Kassinis cited concerns over the company’s role and scope but there also appear to be personal reasons

ENERGY chief Solon Kassinis has called it quits from the state hydrocarbons company KRETYK, citing concerns over the company’s role and scope. It later emerged, however, that tensions between himself and Commerce Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis may have prompted Kassinis’ decision to walk away. At any rate, last night the commerce minister said he had yet to receive Kassinis’ resignation in writing. Kassinis’ intention to step down comes just a month after he and three others were appointed non-executive directors in tandem with the company’s official unveiling. Asked by newsmen earlier yesterday why he was leaving the post, Kassinis cited certain ‘problematic’ clauses of KRETYK’s articles of association, in particular that which empowers the entity to monitor commercial contracts between the state and other companies. Article 6 of the founding document states that KRETYK may, “acting on behalf of the Republic, administer and/or check the correct implementation of the terms of relevant contracts that have been concluded in the past or will be concluded in the future by the Republic of Cyprus or its government.” According to Kassinis, that empowers KRETYK to conclude commercial agreements – a point not disputed – but at the same time to exercise oversight on these same agreements, and ultimately on itself. “A state company cannot check the contracts of other companies and also have a supervisory and regulatory role. It should be limited only to the commercial aspect,” Kassinis said. “It cannot possess oversight

over the other companies, because there would be no transparency, nor would foreign countries or companies be able to trust us. Besides, this is prohibited by EU regulations.” Kassinis had proposed that an independent agency be established to scrutinize the contracts. Mired in political controversy since its inception, KRETYK is a limited liability company with a starting capital of €1 million divided into one million shares of €1 each. Though fully state-controlled – the shares are vested in whoever holds the position of Commerce Minister – the company is governed by private law. As such, it is not subject to financial oversight by either the Auditor-general or parliament – a point on which opposition parties have kicked up a storm.

SIGNATURE And given that KRETYK cannot be directly financed by the treasury – as there is no provision in the state budget for 2012 – a decision was made recently for the company to apply for a €900,000 loan from a cooperative bank. Kassinis revealed yesterday it was Sylikiotis who asked him – as the interim head of the company’s board (until such time as the executive directors are appointed) – to put his signature on the loan application. The €900,000 loan, backed by a government guarantee, would be used for the operating expenses of the company plus the remuneration of the three executive directors, he said. It’s understood the executive directors’ pay will be upwards of €100,000 per annum. Kassinis said he was uncomfortable with apply-

ing for the loan on behalf of KRETYK, so he suggested that Sylikiotis apply instead. “After all, he is the owner of the company for the time being,” Kassinis said, alluding to the commerce minister. Speaking to the Mail later in the day, Kassinis confirmed earlier press reports that he had sought the post of executive director on KRETYK, but Sylikiotis was of a different mind. “We’re talking about the pinnacle of ingratitude, after all my years of service,” he remarked. In addition, he claimed that Sylikiotis “insulted him” during a recent function, where Kassinis publicly voiced his reservations about some of the aspects of KRETYK’s operation. “The minister basically barked at me in front of everyone. That’s something I cannot put up with. If I’m not appreciated, what’s the purpose of staying on?” he said. Kassinis confirmed also he and Sylikiotis held a meeting on the morning of October 2 to discuss the former’s role in the company. That same day KRETYK was listed with the Registrar of Companies. The company’s official unveiling by Sylikiotis came two days later. The energy chief also sits on a government-appointed panel tasked with evaluating the bids submitted for Cyprus’ offshore blocks. His resignation comes in the wake of reports of disagreements over the awarding of an offshore gas exploration licence. Some members of the evaluation panel were said to be “outraged” with the Cabinet’s decision to award the Block 9 licence to a consortium consisting of Total E&P Activities Petrolieres (operator), NOVATEC Overseas Exploration & Production GMbH and GPB Global Resources BV (a Gazprom subsidiary).

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Home Judges anger lawmakers with demand for exemption from pay cuts SUPREME Court judges reportedly angered lawmakers yesterday after they asked for judges to be exempt from salary cuts imposed last year as part of an austerity package to shore up the ailing economy. The matter arose in December last year when parliament passed an austerity package that included pay cuts to the salaries of state officials, among others.

Citing the judiciary’s independence, the judges asked for the law to change and pledged that they will enforce the necessary salary cuts themselves. That however did not go down well with some MPs who questioned the reason for the exemption. Reports said the judges departed the meeting unhappy but a group of MPs visited with them later on in a bid to mend fences.

It is understood that the MPs promised to look into the matter anew. Lawmakers had been warned at the time that the provision may be unconstitutional. And the President of the Supreme Court had sent a letter to the House when the package was being discussed, offering his commitment that judges would pay voluntary contributions to help efforts for economic recovery.

District court judges have since filed an appeal with the Supreme Court citing constitutional provisions that prohibit any changes to their salaries that will be to their disadvantage. Article 158, paragraph three states that “the remuneration and other conditions of service of any such judge shall not be altered to his disadvantage after his appointment.”

Commission forecast did not take account of additional measures Finance ministry stresses the need to take steps after bleak outlook as troika arrives on the island By George Psyllides THE coming year will be very difficult for the Cypriot economy, the finance ministry said yesterday, as it stressed the urgent need for measures to reverse the downward spiral. The European Commission said on Wednesday it expected Cyprus to stay in recession through this year and next with higher unemployment persisting well into 2014. According to the EU’s autumn forecast, the island will see its €17.9 billion economy contract by 2.3 per cent in 2012 and by another 1.7 per cent in 2013 while the budget deficit will reach 5.3 per cent this year and 5.7 per cent in 2013. Unemployment was set to reach 12.1 per cent in

2012, 13.1 per cent in 2013 and spike to 13.9 per cent in 2014, the Commission said. The finance ministry said yesterday that the Commission’s forecast did not take into consideration any additional measures that would be put in place. In a written statement the ministry said it expected the economy to contract by 2.2 per cent this year and the deficit to reach 5.0 per cent of GDP. The forecasts “show that 2013 would be a difficult year for the Cypriot economy but a gradual improvement is expected during 2014 and 2015,” the ministry said. But it warned that without adopting any measures the trends will continue. “And this demonstrates the urgent need to take measures,” the ministry

said. Those measures will be the focus of negotiations starting today between the government and teams representing international lenders, the troika, who arrived yesterday and will resume negotiations with the government today. . According to the ministry, the discussions will be conducted at technocratic and political levels and will focus on, among others, structural issues, the macroeconomic framework and the island’s financial sector. The two sides have exchanged views on various matters but disagreements remain on matters such as privatisations and bank recapitalisation. The ministry said negotiations will continue with the aim of achieving convergence. Any measures agreed

with the troika will be incorporated in next year’s draft budget, expected to be submitted to parliament in around 10 days. If there is no agreement, the government plans to submit the budget with the counter-proposals it made to the troika. “Our intention is to incorporate in the 2013 budget the changes we proposed to the troika or any others that will be known to us in the next 10 to 12 days,” Finance Minister Vassos Shiarly said, adding that he expected the draft to be submitted around November 20. The minister added that it was not the government’s intention to delay submitting the budget, usually done late September or early October, but it was dictated by the conditions.


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Home Cyprus and Ukraine sign eight agreements CYPRUS and Ukraine yesterday signed eight cooperation agreements during an official visit here by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. The agreements are the culmination of extended talks between the two nations begun in Kiev last year. Top of the agenda was the agreement for the avoidance of double taxation concluded by the countries’ finance ministries. In addition, the two governments signed seven memorandums of understanding for cooperation on maritime merchant shipping, public health, civil aviation, agriculture and foodstuffs, sports, investment promotion, and education. Speaking after the signing ceremony in Nicosia, President Christofias expressed satisfaction over the completion of bilateral talks, highlighting the double-taxation agreement. Christofias said the agreement was the end-result of a “political commitment” undertaken by both governments during talks in Kiev last year. He said that Cyprus and the Ukraine had “a strong foundation,” which would help develop relations between the two countries. These relations would be based on equal principles, and the principles of mutual respect for the sovereignty and independence of the states, he added. In turn, Yanukovych said he was confident that “we are opening a new stage of relations, which will be more dynamic, more effective, and we are ready for the comprehensive deepening of relations with Cyprus.”

Formal welcoming ceremony for the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych (right)


Stabbed Turkish Cypriot to sue Musician wounded at violent 2010 Rainbow Festival says authorities did nothing By Stefanos Evripidou THE VICTIM of a racist attack is suing the state for breaching his human rights following the violent clashes that took place at the Rainbow Festival in Larnaca in 2010. Sertunc Akdogu, a 32-yearold Cypriot musician- not immediately involved in the fracas between anti-migrant protesters and their anti-fascist adversaries- was stabbed three times just 200 metres from Larnaca police station by a group of masked people carrying weapons on November 5, 2010. His colleague who was with him, Serhan Oncal, was also seriously injured after being beaten by members of the masked group with a baseball bat. Nobody was ever charged with the attack. Instead, the Attorney-general decided to prosecute Doros Polycarpou, representative of the migrant support group which organised the Rainbow Festival in Larnaca that year to counter the anti-migrant march already organised for the same day in the coastal town. Many international NGOs heavily criticised the decision

to charge Polycarpou, while failing to go after a single person from the crowd representing the anti-migrants, and also refusing to accept any responsibility on the part of the police force which was evidently unable to keep the peace that night. On June 5, 2012, a Larnaca district court acquitted the KISA representative of the charges of rioting and participating in an illegal assembly. Polycarpou said he was acquitted after the prosecution failed to prove its case, noting that the court rejected testimonies given by police officers in court. One officer had claimed he only made visual contact with Polycarpou during the fracas, however, video footage submitted by police as evidence showed the plainclothed officer clearly making physical contact with the NGO member. KISA argued that Polycarpou’s involvement in the violent clashes was limited to trying to keep the two sides apart. The NGO also submitted evidence to police of antimigrant marchers allegedly involved in the violence that ensued after the anti-migrant march passed next to the multicultural festival. The Le-



Sertunc Akdogu the night he was stabbed (Sarah Malian) gal Service has since launched criminal proceedings against a number of those identified by KISA, said Polycarpou yesterday. Exactly two years on, on No-

vember 5, 2012, Akdogu and Oncal made an application for legal aid, with which they plan to sue the state for violating his human rights regarding a range of errors and omissions



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allegedly made by the institutions of the Republic before, during and after the violent clashes. Akdogu and Oncal were not the only ones injured that night. Two men from Pakistan and Bangladesh, who did not take part in the trouble, were also injured. Speaking to the Cyprus Mail, Akdogu said he and his fellow musician went to Larnaca that night to play music in a multicultural event. “We went there to make music, we didn’t even know much about the Rainbow Festival.” When the fighting started, they stayed back. “It was not our struggle,” he said. Two hours later they made their way to the car to put their musical instruments away. Around 300 metres from the festival and 200m from the police station, they were attacked by a group of masked people, anywhere between 15 and 30 in number, said Akdogu. They were carrying baseball bats and knives. “They were running to the festival, and they attacked us brutally. They hit me on the head with a baseball bat and on my back. I had the guitar on my back and it broke, but it saved my life. They also

stabbed me three times on my left side, puncturing my lung and a muscle,” he said. They also pepper sprayed his face, but luckily missing his eyes, allowing him and Oncal to run away. At the time, Akdogu was quick to clarify that the group did not know the two musicians were Turkish Cypriot, ruling out the possibility of interethnic violence. However, two years on, Akdogu is ready to take action, feeling aggrieved that he saw no justice, and was left both physically and psychologically without support, as well as losing 5,000 euros worth of equipment. He accuses the police and government of silence, ignorance and apathy. “For us this case is not over. It is not over until the system that creates racism, hatred, nationalism and xenophobia is punished and violence is condemned and punished through the courts, and justice will then be done,” he said. “My goal is to do something positive, to use this experience to make a positive change, act as a bridge between the two communities, unite people, and show we are all human,” he said.

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World WORLD TODAY Guatemala quake kills 48 A STRONG earthquake off the coast of Guatemala killed at least 48 people and trapped others under rubble on Wednesday, crushing homes and cars, destroying roads and forcing evacuations as far away as Mexico City. Most of the dead were buried under debris in San Marcos state, a mountainous region near the Mexican border. Landslides triggered by the 7.4-magnitude quake blocked highways and complicated rescue efforts. It was the strongest earthquake to hit the Central American nation since 1976, when a 7.5magnitude quake killed more than 20,000 people.

Crucial austerity bill passed GREECE’S parliament passed a crucial austerity bill in a vote so close it left the coalition government reeling from dissent. The bill, which will further slash pensions and salaries, passed 153-128 in the 300-member parliament, hours after rioters rampaged outside the building in Athens during an 80,000-strong antiausterity demonstration, clashing with police who responded with tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons. Approval of the cuts and tax increases worth 13.5 billion euros (£10.7bn) over two years was a big step for Greek efforts to secure the next instalment of its international rescue loans and stave off imminent bankruptcy.

Wikileaks plea THE U.S. Army private charged with sending government secrets to WikiLeaks is offering to plead guilty to some offences. Private Bradley Manning’s civilian defence lawyer, David Coombs, says Manning is not pleading guilty to the offences he is accused of by the government. Rather, he is offering to take responsibility for less serious offences that are encapsulated within the charged crimes.

Hu: graft is a threat to state Outgoing China leader admits corruption has undermined Communist Party support By Sui-Lee Wee and Ben Blanchard PRESIDENT Hu Jintao warned China’s incoming leaders yesterday that corruption threatened the ruling Communist Party and the state, but said the party must stay in charge as it battles growing social unrest. In a state-of-the-nation address to more than 2,000 hand-picked party delegates before he hands over power, Hu acknowledged that public anger over graft and issues like environmental degradation had undermined the party’s support and led to surging numbers of protests. “Combating corruption and promoting political integrity, which is a major political issue of great concern to the people, is a clear-cut and long-term political commitment of the party,” Hu said. “If we fail to handle this is-

sue well, it could prove fatal to the party, and even cause the collapse of the party and the fall of the state. We must thus make unremitting efforts to combat corruption.”

LIMITED REFORM He promised political reform, but only to a degree, saying: “We will never copy a Western political system.” “We will neither walk on the closed and rigid road, nor will we walk down the evil road of changing (our) flags and banners,” Hu said. He also stressed the need to strengthen the armed forces and protect sea territory amid disputes with Japan and Southeast Asian nations. Hu was opening a week-long congress at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People that will usher in a once-in-a-decade leadership change in the world’s second-largest economy. Despite the high profile of

Former oil man to be new Anglican leader A FORMER oil executive who went to the same exclusive school as Prime Minister David Cameron will shortly be named Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the world’s 80 million Anglicans, British newspapers said yesterday. Justin Welby, 56, the Bishop of Durham, who has had a meteoric rise up the Church of England hierarchy since quitting the world of commerce in 1992, will be announced as the next Archbishop as early as today, the reports said. The nomination follows weeks of speculation that the Church body assigned to elect the future Archbishop was split over choosing a reformer or a safe pair of hands to maintain the status quo. Cameron’s spokesman said an announcement would come “soon”. Welby, who went to the same exclusive school, Eton College, as Cameron, London mayor Boris Johnson and Princes William and Harry, has already accepted the position, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Welby to be named new Archbishop of Canterbury Welby will replace leftleaning incumbent Rowan Williams, who has said his successor as head of the global Anglican Communion will need “the constitution of an ox and the skin of a rhinoceros”. Welby is widely reported to be against gay marriage but broadly in favour of the ordination of women bishops, two of the most divisive issues in the communion. The new Archbishop will earn about £74,000 ($120,000) a year. His tenure will last until retirement at 70 or until he decides to move on.

Still-recovering US Northeast digs out after snowstorm NEW York City and much of the U.S. Northeast yesterday dug out from a snowstorm that walloped a region still struggling to recover from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy. The unseasonably early winter storm dumped more than a foot (30 cm) of snow on parts of Connecticut and slapped the region with 50 mph (80 kph) winds, plunging another 300,000 homes and businesses back into darkness and creating a new commuting nightmare for

a region whose transportation system was still under repairs. The bitter cold, rain and powerful winds added to the misery of disaster victims whose homes were destroyed or power knocked out by the massive storm Sandy that smashed ashore on October 29 with epic flooding. “God hates us!” the New York Post said in a front-page headline. Some 3 to 6 inches (about 8 to 15 cm) of snow fell on the city.

the event and the focus on sensitive issues like reform and graft, the comments were not considered unusual since they mainly reinforced existing ideas and themes. “It was a rather conservative report,” said Jin Zhong, the editor of Open Magazine, an independent Hong Kong publication that specialises in Chinese politics. “There’s nothing in there that suggests any breakthrough in political reforms.” The run-up to the carefully choreographed meeting, at which Hu will hand over his post as party chief to anointed successor Vice President Xi Jinping, has been overshadowed by a corruption scandal involving one-time high-flying politician Bo Xilai. The party has accused him of taking bribes and abusing his power to cover up his wife’s murder of a British businessman in the southwestern city of Chongqing, which he used to run.

President Hu Jintao opened a week-long party congress at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People yesterday (AFP) While Hu did not name Bo - a man once considered a contender for top office himself - he left little doubt about the target. “All those who violate party discipline and state laws, whoever they are and whatever power or official positions they have, must be brought to justice without mercy,” Hu told delegates, one of whom was his predecessor, Jiang Zemin.

“Leading officials, especially high-ranking officials, must ... exercise strict self-discipline and strengthen education and supervision over their families and their staff; and they should never seek any privilege.” The New York Times said last month that the family of Premier Wen Jiabao had accumulated at least $2.7 billion in “hidden riches”, a report China labelled a smear.



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Bashar al-Assad says he will live and die in Syria

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Israeli gunfire kills Gaza 12-year-oldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Doubts West will risk costs of invasion

GUNFIRE from Israeli forces killed a Palestinian boy in the Gaza Strip yesterday, medics said, during border clashes between the Israeli military and Palestinian militants. The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), a militant group, said its gunmen had confronted an Israeli force of four tanks and a bulldozer involved in a short-range incursion beyond Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s border fence with the Gaza Strip. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Terrorists opened ďŹ re at IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) soldiers while they were performing routine activity adjacent to the security fence,â&#x20AC;? an Israeli military spokeswoman said in Jerusalem. An Israeli military ofďŹ cial said the soldiers responded by ďŹ ring at â&#x20AC;&#x153;suspicious locationsâ&#x20AC;?. Palestinian medics said the boy, aged 12, was hit by machinegun ďŹ re, either from Israeli helicopters or tanks that took part in the incident. Israeli incursions into the enclave, run by Islamist Hamas, are usually aimed at searching for possible tunnels that could be used by militants to sneak into Israeli territory to wage attacks.

By Rania El Gamal and Andrew Hammond PRESIDENT Bashar al-Assad said he would â&#x20AC;&#x153;live and dieâ&#x20AC;? in Syria and warned that any Western invasion to topple him would have catastrophic consequences for the Middle East and beyond. Assadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deďŹ ant remarks coincided with a landmark meeting in Qatar yesterday of Syriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fractious opposition to hammer out an agreement on a new umbrella body uniting rebel groups inside and outside Syria, amid growing international pressure to put their house in order and prepare for a post-Assad transition. The Syrian leader, battling a

Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani (2R) urged the Syrian opposition yesterday to set disputes aside and unite 19-month old uprising against his rule, appeared to reject an idea ďŹ&#x201A;oated by British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday that a safe exit and foreign exile for the Londoneducated Assad could end the civil war. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am not a puppet. I was not made by the West to go to the West or to any other coun-

try,â&#x20AC;? he told Russia Today television in an interview to be broadcast today. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am Syrian; I was made in Syria. I have to live in Syria and die in Syria.â&#x20AC;? Russia Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s web site, which published a transcript of the interview conducted in English, showed footage of Assad, 47, speaking to journalists and walking down stairs

outside a white villa. It was not clear when he had made his comments. The United States and its allies want the Syrian leader out, but have held back from arming his opponents or enforcing a no-ďŹ&#x201A;y zone, let alone invading. Russia has stood by Assad. The president said he

doubted the West would risk the global cost of intervening in Syria, whose conďŹ&#x201A;ict has already added to instability in the Middle East and killed some 38,000 people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the price of this invasion, if it happened, is going to be bigger than the whole world can afford ... It will have a domino effect that will affect the world from the Atlantic to the PaciďŹ c,â&#x20AC;? the president said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do not think the West is going in this direction, but if they do so, nobody can tell what is next.â&#x20AC;? Backed by Washington, the Doha talks underline Qatarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s central role in the effort to end Assadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rule as the Gulf state, which funded the Libyan revolt to oust Muammar GaddaďŹ , tries to position itself as a player in a post-Assad Syria. Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani urged the Syrian opposition to set disputes aside and unite, according to a source inside the closed-door session. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come on, get a move on in order to win recognition from the international community,â&#x20AC;? the source quoted him as saying.

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Draghi open to ECB rate cut, done helping Greece

Further stimulus resisted by BoE

ECB holds key interest rate at 0.75 per cent

THE Bank of England resisted unveiling more emergency measures to support the UK recovery yesterday. The Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) maintained interest rates at a record low of 0.5 per cent and held its quantitative easing (QE) stock at £375 billion. The no-change decision comes after official figures revealed the economy grew at a bigger-than-expected 1 per cent between July and September, ending the double-dip recession. The move is likely to fuel expectations that the Bank will no longer resort to QE as a policy tool following hints from both its governor and deputy governor, Sir Mervyn King and Paul Tucker, that its impact is reaching its limit. And minutes from the October meeting of the MPC suggested members were divided over the benefits of pumping more emergency cash into the economy. The documents also said some members had questioned the impact that further QE, also known as money printing, would have on the broader economy. The decision is likely to have been a close call for the ninestrong panel after a recent run of weak purchasing managers surveys for the services, manufacturing and construction sectors in October. The surveys gave credence to expert warnings that the underlying health of the economy is much bleaker than the 1 per cent growth in the third quarter suggests. An encouraging start to the Bank’s Funding for Lending scheme may have also tipped the balance away from further asset purchases this month with 30 groups, including the five largest banks in the UK, signing up to the £80 billion initiative.

By Eva Kuehnen THE eurozone economy shows little sign of recovering before the year’s end, despite easing financial market conditions, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said yesterday, leaving open the possiblity of an interest rate cut in the months ahead. But after keeping rates on hold yesterday, Draghi said the ECB cannot do much more to help Greece with its debt burden and gave Spain none of the assurance it wants that ECB bond buying will lower its borrowing costs. “The ECB is by and large done,” Draghi told his monthly news conference when asked what the bank could do for Greece. The eurozone is grappling to find a formula to make Greek debt sustainable, with Germany and the International Monetary Fund at odds over the need for governments and the ECB to take a “haircut” on Greek bonds they hold to make the numbers add up. The ECB agreed earlier this year to hand over to eurozone governments profits on its Greek bonds, but has refused to take a hit on the value of the paper, saying that would be “monetary financing” which it is prohibited from doing. The ECB held its main

ECB President Mario Draghi said the eurozone economy showed little sign of recovery before the year’s end rate at 0.75 per cent, deferring any cut while it waits for a cue to use its new bond-purchase plan. That wait may be prolonged after Spain completed its 2012 funding at affordable rates on capital markets yesterday. A Reuters poll had given an 80 per cent chance the ECB would hold its main rate, but most of the 73 analysts polled expect it will be cut to a new record low of 0.5 per cent within the next few months. Draghi said ECB monetary policy is “very accommodative”. He declined to com-

ment when asked whether markets were right to expect a rate cut next month and said the policymaking Governing Council had not discussed what it would do next year. Economist Howard Archer at IHS Global Insight said: “Draghi appeared to ease open the door to a cut in interest rates over the coming months and potentially as soon as December.” Not everyone expects a cut that soon. “Our sense is that the ECB is firmly on hold,” said JP Morgan economist Greg Fuzesi, though he added:

“Next year, the ECB will act if growth disappoints more fundamentally.” Describing “a picture of weaker economies” in the eurozone, Draghi said this would influence new ECB economic forecasts due next month. Inflation would remain above the ECB’s target for the rest of the year, before falling below 2 per cent in 2013. “We certainly continue monitoring economic activity and we stand ready to act,” he said. “We stand ready to act with OMT (bond-purchase plan) once the prerequisites

are in place. We also stand ready to act with the rest of standard, normal monetary policy instruments.” Recent survey evidence gave no sign of improvement towards the year-end and the risks surrounding the euro area remain on the downside, Draghi said. As he spoke, the euro fell against the dollar and hit a session low in early New York trade. Gloomy data this week indicated the eurozone economy will shrink in the fourth quarter, which the ECB could eventually respond to by cutting rates.

Belgium, France to pump a further 5.5 billion euros into Dexia BELGIUM and France will pay 5.5 billion euros ($7 billion) to take almost full control of Dexia in the hope this third bailout will be the last for the bank that was once the world’s largest municipal lender. Dexia, which at its peak had business across Europe and a large US empire, had relied on long-term lending serviced with short-term borrowing, which dried up in the financial crisis. The capital injection is the third attempt by Belgium and France to shore up the lender and end its troubles. It absorbed 6.4 billion euros in 2008 and

was pulled apart last year. The governments announced the move shortly before Dexia released third-quarter earnings showing a net loss for the first nine months of 2.39 billion euros, hit by writedowns related to asset sales. It lost 11.6 billion euros last year. Belgian Finance Minister Steven Vanackere said it should be the group’s last recapitalisation, but added: “Is it a total guarantee? People who give such a guarantee are unwise.” Dexia’s third bailout serves as a warning for Spain and Greece to take decisive action to resolve their banking crises.

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official from the state-owned Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation which offered the blocks told Reuters. The EGPC official, who declined to be named, had previously said a total of 25 offers were received for the various blocks. The relatively high level of interest from international firms will likely come as a relief to Egypt which in September owed at least $3 billion to foreign oil firms. Egypt is a significant gas producer, with much of the output consumed locally, and a net importer of oil.

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Why the sudden about face on medical school? IN THE END populism triumphed at the House education committee, as opposition deputies decided to withdraw the bill that would have frozen the budget for the establishment of a medical school at the University of Cyprus and postponed its opening. There is no other explanation for the turnaround by the deputies of DISY, DIKO and EVROKO. What had changed in the two weeks between the submission of the bill and its withdrawal last Tuesday? Had a benefactor been found to put up the tens of millions of euro required for the medical school, or had the university’s administration generated the funds by making other savings on its €100 million annual budget? Nothing of the sort has happened, as the Cyprus University, like the rest of state sector, believes the taxpayer should come up with funds whenever it asks for them. In supporting the freezing of the budget, education committee chairman, DISY’s Nicos Tornaritis had said “we are experiencing some difficult times and the spending of every euro of the Cypriot taxpayer needs to be justified.” Two weeks later he did not seem to care about Cypriot taxpayer’s euro, saying his party decided to withdraw its bill so as not to be blamed for delays in the school’s establishment. We suspect this was the reason the other two opposition parties agreed to the withdrawal of the bill. This irresponsible behaviour by the opposition parties shows why the state is broke. No party ever dared to oppose state spending, no matter how wasteful or unjustified for fear of losing a few dozen votes. DISY, according to Tornaritis, is supporting squandering money the state does not have on a project that could be put back for a few years, not because this is the right decision but because it does not want to be blamed for delaying the opening of the medical school. Interestingly nobody is telling us how many millions the establishment of the medical school would cost. Rector Constantinos Christofides, said at the committee meeting that by 2020 when it would be fully functional it would cost €7 million a year. But how many tens of millions of euro would be needed to set it up? But even if by 2020 there are 200 students – there will be 40 when it is supposed to open in 2013 – the average annual cost per student could be €35,000, without graduates paying a cent. If we had responsible deputies, who put the country’ interest above that of their party the bill freezing the budget of the medical school would have been approved instead of withdrawn. This not the time to commit tens of millions to a state medical school we could easily live without, for another 10 years. Our state simply cannot afford such an expense.

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Europe’s long road from vision to reality E

UROPE’S politicians nowadays are desperately looking for someone to blame for the euro crisis. Germany blames France, and vice versa. Even lawyers are getting into the act, trying to identify legal responsibility for the monetary union’s design flaws. Meanwhile, as the crisis has deepened, a new consensus about Europe’s monetary union has emerged. The euro, according to this view, was devised in a fit of giddy and irresponsible optimism – or, alternatively, panic at the prospect of German hegemony over Europe – in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Nothing could be further from the truth. The report on economic and monetary union in the European Community, which laid out the euro blueprint, was presented in April 1989 – a time when no one (with the possible exception of some Kremlin strategists) was thinking about German reunification. Moreover, the salient issues concerning monetary unions were well understood, and remedies for the most significant obstacles were proposed at the outset. The committee that drafted the report – now known as the Delors Report, after its chairman, Jacques Delors – was a fundamentally rather conservative group of central bankers, with even the governor of the Bank of England (BoE) signing on. Its internal debates highlighted two problems of the potential monetary union. First, the committee explicitly discussed whether the capital market would suffice to impose fiscal discipline on the currency union’s members, and agreed that a system of rules was needed. But those rules were steadily weakened, and by the early 2000’s were widely derided (including by Romano Prodi, Delors’ successor as President of the European Commission), as governments found that they could run large deficits without paying higher market interest rates. The second problem was more serious. In the original plan for the European Central Bank, the proposed institution would have had overall

Comment Harold James supervisory and regulatory powers. Indeed, the drafters of the ECB statute produced an astonishingly far-sighted approach to banking supervision. Their 1990 version of the Maastricht Treaty’s Article 25 on Prudential Supervision included the following provisions (placed in square brackets to show that they were not completely consensual): “The ECB may formulate, interpret, and implement policies relating to the prudential supervision of credit and other financial institutions for which it is designated as competent supervisory authority.” The demand that the ECB should be the central supervisory authority in an integrated capital market met strong resistance, above all from Germany’s Bundesbank, which worried that a role in maintaining financial stability might undermine the Bank’s ability to focus on price stability as the primary goal of monetary policy. There was also bureaucratic resistance from existing regulators. Most important, supervision suggested some potential responsibility to recapitalize problematic banks, and thus involved a fiscal cost. The most energetic actor behind the early thinking on banking supervision was a BoE official, Brian Quinn. But his credibility was sapped in the wake of criticism of the BoE’s handling of the collapse in 1991 of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International – an episode that anticipated later issues in managing the failure of large, cross-border institutions. A legal vestige of the original plan may offer an easy path to a greater ECB supervisory role today. According to Article 25 of the Maastricht Treaty, the ECB may “offer advice to and be consulted by” the Commission or the Council on the scope and implementation of legislation relating to prudential supervision. When that phrase was inserted in the Treaty, it appeared


A new consensus about Europe’s monetary union has emerged as if the hurdles to effective European banking supervision could hardly be set higher. The ECB was not given overall supervisory and regulatory powers. And, until the outbreak of the financial crisis in 2007-2008 highlighted the connections between financial and fiscal health, no one considered that a problem. They do now. Nevertheless, fiscal rules and common banking supervision are still regarded in many quarters as an illegitimate encroachment on member states’ sovereignty. After all, the European Union has avoided becoming a focus of heated contestation precisely because it never got much of a share of what Europeans produced (its budget, at just over 1% of the EU’s GDP, has barely changed in relative terms for the past 40 years). It was the member states that did politics and budgets. Delors had a different vision. At the time of his report, he concluded that the European budget would amount to some 3% of GDP – identical to the peacetime US federal budget’s share of GDP during the coun-

try’s first stage of monetary union, in the nineteenth century. Moreover, as in Europe today, when Alexander Hamilton proposed a central banking system, the Bank of the United States, alongside consolidation of states’ Revolutionary War debt into federal debt, the implementation of his sensible plan was imperfect. In the American case, the principles of federal finance were not worked out until the Civil War, and the Federal Reserve System was established even later, coming only in 1913. Europeans can learn from the United States and implement a fundamentally sound plan. But they must also recognize that political backlashes and setbacks are inevitable – and thus that the road from vision to reality may be longer than expected.  Harold James is Professor of European Studies at Princeton University and author of Making the European Monetary Union Project Syndicate, 2012



25 years ago Wednesday November 9, 1987

Theodore Roosevelt is the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country. He did so to inspect progress on the Panama Canal.

Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash said he protested to the UN yesterday that the Greek Cypriots were building up their weaponry. Denktash told reporters after seeing James Holger, the senior UN representative on the divided island that Greek Cypriots were upsetting the arms balance on Cyprus.

1921 Albert Einstein is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with the photoelectric effect.

1960 Senator John F Kennedy has won the election to become the youngest elected president of the United States.

1970 One of the greatest figures in the history of France, General Charles de Gaulle, dies at his home of a heart attack.

1989 Communist-controlled East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall allowing its citizens to travel to West Germany. This key event led to the eventual reunification of East and West Germany.

35 years ago Friday November 9, 1977 Rauf Denktash yesterday served notice that the Turkish Cypriot side would withdraw its proposals about procedure for ascertaining the fate of missing persons if the Greek Cypriot side secures another resolution against the Turkish side. The Cyprus government is pressing in the Third Political Committee of the UN the case for an investigatory committee.

45 years ago Saturday November 9, 1967 A bomb may have caused the disaster last month to the BEA Cyprus airways Comet airliner which crashed near Rhodes in October 12, government investigators said in London yesterday. The Board of Trade, which investigates air crashes, said a cushion was believed to have sustained damage consistent with that which would be caused by an explosive device within the cabin.

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Look who’s talking! Alley calls Travolta ‘greatest love’

By Piya Sinha-Roy

Actress says she also fell for Patrick Swayze

Country-pop star Taylor Swift held onto the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart this week as her latest album Red kept rapper Meek Mill from the top spot. Red, Swift’s fourth studio album safely took the No. 1 position after selling 344,000 copies according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, Red scored the highest first week U.S. sales in a decade after selling 1.2 million copies. The album has outsold One Direction’s Up All Night to become the second-biggest album of 2012, behind Adele’s juggernaut record 21, which has sold more than 4 million copies this year. Rapper Meek Mill entered the chart at No. 2 with his debut studio album Dreams & Nightmares, selling 164,000 copies. The rapper collaborated with fellow Maybach Music artists for his debut, including Trey Songz, Wale, Rick Ross and Mary J. Blige.

By Jill Serjeant ACTRESS Kirstie Alley described this week how she fell in love more than 20 years ago with John Travolta, and rejected widespread Hollywood speculation that the Grease star is secretly gay. Alley, former star of the 1980s TV comedy Cheers, told ABC television journalist Barbara Walters that she fell for both Travolta and actor Patrick Swayze in the 1980s, although their romances never got physical. Alley, 61, said she was attracted to Travolta while the pair were making the 1989 movie Look Who’s Talking, calling him “the greatest love of my life”. “Believe me, it took everything I had inside, outside, whatever, to not run off and marry John and be with John for the rest of my life,” Alley told Walters in an interview broadcast on breakfast TV show Good Morning America. Asked by Walters to comment on persistent rumours about Travolta’s sexuality, she said: “I know John with all my heart and soul. He’s not gay.” Alley added: “I think in some weird way, in Hollywood, if someone gets big enough and famous enough,

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Cast member John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston (right) pose with actress Kirstie Alley at the after party for the world premiere of Wild Hogs in Hollywood in this 2007 file photo and they’re not out doing drugs and they’re not womanising, what do you say about them?” Travolta was single at the time, but Alley was on her second marriage, so she never pursued her feelings, she explained. Travolta later married actress Kelly Preston, his wife for the past 20 years. But the actor was the target of two lawsuits earlier this year,

which were quickly dropped, from two male masseurs who claimed Travolta made unwanted sexual advances. Alley, who talks more about her love life in her new book, The Art of Men, said she fell for Swayze while they were filming the 1985 Civil War TV miniseries North and South. “We did fall in love. I was more willing to break up my marriage and I wasn’t willing to break up his mar-

riage,” Alley said, explaining why the relationship failed to go further. Swayze, best known for his lead role in Dirty Dancing, died of pancreatic cancer in 2009 at the age of 57. He was married to dancer Lisa Niemi from 1975 until his death. Alley has been married twice. Her second marriage, to actor Parker Stevenson, ended in 1997.

‘I know John with all my heart and soul. He’s not gay’

Dad’s Army star Clive New Whitney songs online Dunn dies aged 92 By Mike Collett-White BRITISH actor Clive Dunn, best known as a bumbling old butcher in the popular World War Two sitcom Dad’s Army, has died, his agent said this week. Dunn passed away on Tuesday, Peter Charlesworth said, adding that he believed the actor died in Portugal where he has lived for many years. He was 92. As Lance-Corporal Jones in Dad’s Army - a hit television series in the 1960s and 1970s about a group of local volunteer members of the Home Guard - Dunn was famous for catchphrases such as “Don’t panic!” and “They don’t like it up ‘em.” He also had a No.1 hit song with Grandad in 1971, which he performed several times on TV music show Top of the Pops. Dunn was born in London in 1920 and enrolled in an acting academy after leaving school. He played several small roles in films in the 1930s before serving in the army in World War Two, ending up in prisoner-of-war and labour camps for four years. After the war he worked in music halls before enjoying success as Jones in Dad’s Army. Underlining his ability to play characters far older than his real age, he followed Dad’s Army with a five-year run in children’s comedy series Grandad as an elderly caretaker. According to the BBC, he is survived by his wife Priscilla Morgan and two daughters, Jessica and Polly.

Two new tracks were recorded before the singer’s death

TWO unreleased Whitney Houston songs have appeared on the internet. The tracks were recorded before Whitney’s death by accidental drowning ahead of the Grammy awards in Los Angeles in February, and will also be included on a new greatest hits album. The tracks are called ‘Never Give Up’, which was written by Jermaine Dupri, BryanMichael Cox and Johnta Austin, and ‘I Look To You’ - an alternative version of an earlier hit which has been re-recorded as a duet with R. Kelly. ‘Never Give Up’ has a positive and upbeat message, and includes lyrics such as: “Never, never give up/ No matter how many times somebody tells you it ain’t working/ Never, never give up. The finances of Whitney’s estate are still being worked out, but sales of the new album will help go toward paying back part of a $30-$40 million advance she received for a $100 million record deal signed in 2001.

Ahead of the holiday season, two festive albums debuted on the chart, with veteran crooner Rod Stewart’s Merry Christmas Baby at No. 3 and Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s extended play record Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night) at No. 9. Country singer Toby Keith landed at No. 6 with his latest album Hope on the Rocks, following his appearance and best music video win at the County Music Association (CMA) awards last week. Country group Little Big Town also saw a boost from their CMA vocal group of the year win as their album Tornado climbed the chart to No. 10. Canadian singer Neil Young and his band Crazy Horse scored their second top ten album this year with Psychedelic Pill at No. 8, following their Americana album in June. Over on the Digital Songs chart, Korean rapper Psy held the top spot with his infectious dance-pop single Gangnam Style, while Bruno Mars’ Locked Out of Heaven remained at No. 2 and Ke$ha’s Die Young was a non-mover at No. 3.

Red scored the highest first week US sales in a decade

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Mother a clue to woman’s fertility A WOMAN’S potential fertility can be predicted from the age her mother went through the menopause, a study has shown. Ovarian reserve - the number of eggs a woman has left in her ovaries - was found to decline faster in women whose mothers had an early menopause. The findings suggest that a woman’s fertility is, to some extent, inherited from her mother. Earlier statistical studies had already indicated the trend, but the new research confirmed it by looking at two physical markers of ovarian reserve. Scientists measured anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) levels and antral follicle count (AFC) in daughters and compared both with mothers’ age at menopause.

Both markers reduced at a faster rate in daughters of mothers who had the menopause early.

Multivitamins don’t cut heart disease risk in men TAKING a daily multivitamin does not reduce the risk of heart disease for older men, according to data from a large study presented on Monday. About half of US adults take at least one daily dietary supplement, the most popular being a multivitamin, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The US Physicians Health Study II monitored nearly 15,000 male doctors aged 50 and older for more than 10 years. Participants were randomly assigned to take a multivitamin or a placebo. “We found that after more than a decade, there is neither benefit nor risk,” in terms of cardiovascular disease, said Dr. Howard Sesso, study author and associate epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Researchers reported last month that the same trial showed that a daily multivitamin reduced the men’s overall risk of cancer by eight per cent.

Cancer therapy ‘extremely exciting’ A NEW way of fighting prostate cancer by targeting normal cells inside tumours could lead to a revolution in treatment, it has been claimed. Scientists switched on key genes inside non-cancerous connective tissue cells within tumours. In mice, the gene therapy procedure caused tumours to shrink dramatically by 75 per cent. Researchers now want to know whether a similar approach will work in humans. Like other solid cancers, prostate tumours are a mixture of malignant and normal cells. But recent work suggests that “healthy” cells in tumours can play an important role in stimulating cancer growth and spread. The new research used a virus to infect prostate tumours and switch on certain key genes in fibroblast cells. This appeared to activate signal pathways which led to the suppression of cancer.

Long life is ‘linked’ to low vitamin D

Common visible signs of ageing should be given more attention, a new study says

A SURPRISING link has been found between long life spans and naturally low levels of vitamin D. Scientists made the discovery after studying data on 380 families with members who survived into their nineties. Previous research has shown that people lacking the “sunshine vitamin” are more at risk from a host of conditions including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, allergies and mental illness. According to these studies, having too little vitamin D increases the chances of premature death. In the new investigation, Dutch scientists examined data from the Leiden Longevity Study, which involved families with at least two very elderly siblings - either a brother aged at least 89, or a sister aged 91 and over. A total of 1,038 offspring of the elderly siblings were

also included, together with their partners. Vitamin D is created in the skin by the action of sunlight, and also obtained from food or supplements, but genetic factors also influence blood levels in different individuals. The scientists looked at the influence of genetic code alterations known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in three genes associated with vitamin D levels. Their findings are reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The authors, led by Dr Diana van Heemst, from Leiden University Medical Centre, wrote: “We found that the offspring of nonagenarians who had at least one nonagenarian sibling had lower levels of vitamin D than controls, independent of possible confounding factors and SNPs associated with vitamin D levels.”

TELEVISION shows and movies may portray people getting hit in the crotch as comical, but it’s a serious issue that sends almost 16,000 men and women to US emergency rooms every year, according to a study. Bicycles, furniture and clothing are all items blamed for the injuries, which can go on to cause people physical, psychological and reproductive problems later on, said senior author Benjamin Breyer, an assistant professor of urology at the University of California, San Francisco. “To put this in perspective, the yearly incidence of these (injuries) is almost twice as much as dental injuries, and about the same as electrical and chemical burns,” Breyer added. In the past, most research looked at severe genital and urinary tract injuries caused by major trauma, such as car accidents. For the new study, which appeared in The Journal of Urology, Breyer and his colleagues decided to look at those injuries thought to be

caused by common consumer products. The team analysed a national database of emergency room visits caused by consumer products, identifying all genital injuries to men and women 18 years and older between 2002 and 2010. The injured body parts included, among other things, penises, testicles, bladders, kidneys and external female genitalia. Sporting items were the most common cause of injuries among people of all ages. These included bicycles as well as basketball, soccer, football and baseball equipment. Other accidents involved clothing, shaving items and bathing products, including men catching their penises in zippers or people cutting themselves while trying to shave their pubic hair. The types of injuries also differed by age and sex. Men were injured the most, accounting for about two thirds of the emergency room visits.

Visible ageing signs Genital injuries responsible for thousands of A&E trips clue to heart disease By Bill Berkrot COMMON visible signs of ageing may not just be a vanity or employment problem. They may also be a harbinger of heart disease. In a large, long-term study, people who displayed three to four signs of ageing, such as receding hairlines at the temples, baldness at the crown, earlobe creases or yellow fatty deposits around the eyelids had a 57 per cent increased risk of heart attack and a 39 per cent increased risk of developing heart disease, Danish researchers found. Fatty cholesterol deposits around the eyes, a condition know as xanthelasmata, was the strongest individual predictor of both heart attack and heart disease, according to data presented at the Ameri-

Baldness, eye deposits, ear lobe crease may raise risk can Heart Association scientific meeting in Los Angeles. There was a 35 per cent increase in heart attacks among subjects with the condition, researchers found. “The visible signs of ageing reflect physiologic or biologic age and are independent of chronologic age,” said Dr. Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen, lead investigator of the Copenhagen Heart Study and a professor of clinical biochemistry at the University of Copenhagen. Researchers were able to rule out gray hair and wrinkles as predictors of heart disease. Tybjaerg-Hansen, a youthful looking 60-yearold, said those factors ap-

pear to reflect chronological age rather than health issues. Beginning in 1976, researchers analysed nearly 11,000 subjects 40 years of age and older for a variety of common ageing signs. Of them, 7,537 had receding hairlines at the temples, 3,938 had baldness at the crown of the head, 3,405 had earlobe crease and 678 sported fatty deposits around the eye. In 35 years of follow-up through May of 2011, 3,401 of those subjects developed heart disease and 1,708 suffered a heart attack, researchers found. The ageing signs predicted risk of heart attack and heart disease independent

of traditional risk factors, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and smoking, researchers said. The risk increased with each additional sign of ageing in all age groups among men and women, with the highest risk found among those who had three or four of the problematic signs. “Checking these visible signs of ageing should be a routine part of every doctor’s physical examination,” Tybjaerg-Hansen said. Tybjaerg-Hansen, who got involved in the Copenhagen study in the late 80s, said lifestyle changes and more intensive lipid-lowering therapy should be considered for patients who look older than their age. One limitation of the study was that it followed an all white population, so the results cannot necessarily be applied to other races and ethnic groups without further study, she said.

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What’s on


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

NICOSIA Taken 2 (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 8.10pm and 10.20pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 8.10pm and 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383

K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 5.30pm, 8.05pm and 10.15pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

J.A.C.E (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.40pm and 10.20pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 7.40pm and 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.25pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Skyfall (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5pm, 7.40pm and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 5pm, 7.40pm and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (K) Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) (in Greek), weekends only at 11.30am, 1.35pm and 3.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383

To Rome With Love (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.40pm, 7.50pm and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Looper (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.45pm and 10.10pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 7.45pm and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Paranormal Activity 4 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.30pm, 8.05pm and 10.15pm;

Portuguese Cinema Week Beauty and the Paparazzo (in Portuguese, with Greek subtitles) Cine Studio, tonight at 9pm, presented by the Friends of the Cinema Society. Tel: 96-420491,

LIMASSOL Taken 2 (N/A) Rio 1 weekdays at 6.10pm, 8pm and 10pm, weekends at 3pm, 4.45pm, 6.30pm, 8.20pm and

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

10.10pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 2) at 8.10pm and 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383 J.A.C.E (N/A) Rio 3 at 10pm, weekends at 10.20pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 3) at 7.40pm and 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Skyfall (12) Rio 2 at 7.45pm and 10.30pm, weekends also at 5pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5pm, 7.40pm and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 To Rome With Love (12) Rio 6 at 7.45pm and 10pm, weekends also at 3.20pm and 5.40pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 4) at 5.40pm, 7.50pm and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings (K) Rio 3 (in Greek) at 6pm, weekends at 3pm, 4.45pm and 6.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383

(Screen 5) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Savages (18) Rio 5 at 10pm, weekends at 10.30pm. Tel: 25-871410 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) Rio 3 at 7.45pm, weekends at 8.15pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 2) at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (K) Rio 2 (in Greek) at 6pm, weekends at 3.15pm. Tel: 25-871410 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) Rio 4 (in English, in 2D), weekends only at 3pm, 4.45pm and 6.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 5 (in Greek), weekends only at 3pm, 4.45pm and 6.30pm. Tel: 25-871410

Looper (15) Rio 5 at 7.45pm, weekends at 8.15pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 5) at 7.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383


Paranormal Activity 4 (15) Rio 4 at 7.45pm and 10pm, weekends at 8.10pm and 10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex

To Rome With Love (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.40pm, 7.50pm and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Taken 2 (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 8.10pm and 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383

J.A.C.E (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.40pm and 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Skyfall (12) Rio 7 at 5.30pm, 8pm and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000

Skyfall (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5pm, 7.40pm and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

To Rome With Love (12) Rio 2 at 6pm, 8pm and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000

Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings (K) Rio 6 (in Greek) at 6pm, weekends at 4pm and 5.45pm. Tel: 26-207000

Looper (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.45pm and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Looper (15) Rio 4 at 7.45pm and 10pm, weekends at 7.30pm and 9.45pm. Tel: 26-207000

Paranormal Activity 4 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.30pm, 8.05pm and 10.15pm. Tel: 77778383

Paranormal Activity 4 (15) Rio 3 at 7.45pm and 9.30pm, weekends at 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Tel: 26-207000

Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) Rio 6 at 7.45pm and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (K) Rio 5 (in Greek) at 6pm, weekends at 4pm and 5.45pm. Tel: 26-207000


Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 3 (in Greek), at 6pm, weekends at 4pm and 5.45pm. Tel: 26-207000

Taken 2 (N/A) Rio 1 at 6pm, 7.45pm and 9.45pm. Tel: 26-207000 J.A.C.E (N/A) Rio 5 at 7.45pm, and 10.15pm, weekends at 7.30pm and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000

Brave (K) Rio 1 (in Greek, in 3D), weekends only at 4pm. Tel: 26-207000

listings Today




Faces Solo painting exhibition by Lefteris Olympiou. Opens November 9, 7.30pm until November 27. Intercollege, 52 Famagusta Avenue, Larnaca Road. Open daily: 10am-7pm. Tel: 24-747500

Lefteris Gregoriou & Global Daoulia A contemporary Cretan and Pontiac feast that combines primordial bagpipes with impressive percussion. November 10. Rialto Theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. €15/10. Tel: 77-777745

Kristina Sretkova Solo painting exhibition. Opens November 9, 7pm until November 17. Gallery Kypriaki Gonia, 45 Stadiou Street, Larnaca. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm & 4.30pm-8pm. Sunday:11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm. Tel: 24-621109

Other Events Positions and Oppositions around Solar Energy A constructive discussion about solar energy. November 9. University of Cyprus, 4.30pm participants will have the opportunity to visit the Photovoltaic Park and at 5.30pm they will participate in the energy forum in Lecture Hall B108 at the Council and Senate Building Anastasios G. Leventis. Simultaneous translation in Greek and in English. Free. Tel: 22894396/ 22-894305

Incurable Romantics Cypriot Jazz musicians Sarah Fenwick and Marinos Neophytou perform romantic and classic jazz songs. November 10. Theatro Ena, Limassol. 8.30pm. €15. Tel: 99-458399 For the 200th Anniversary of the Pancyprian Gymnasium Cyprus Symphony Orchestra concert dedicated anniversary of the Pancyprian Gymnasium, under the Music Direction of conductor Alkis Baltas and in collaboration with the Choir Leandros Sitaros of Pnevmatiki Stegi. November 10. the Strovolos Municipal Theatre, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €12/7. Tel: 22- 313010

Other Events LUX Film Days Screening of competition finalist: Shun Li and the Poet. November 10. Cine Studio, University of Nicosia. 8pm. In original language with Greek subtitles. Tel: 22-870500

German Language Children Films Recent films for eight- to 14-yearolds and all those young at heart based on famous children’s novels by German author Erich Kästner. November 10 & 17. Goethe-Institut, Nicosia (next to Ledra Palace) German version with Greek subtitles. 4pm. Free. Tel: 96-760534/22-674608

Ongoing Other Events Ninth Brazilian Film Festival With a whole range of top quality films delving into the life, culture and politics of Brazil. November 5-10. The Shoe Factory, 304 Ermou Street, Nicosia. 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Tel: 22-663871.

Theatre Staircase ETHAL presents a British comedy with Kostas Vichas and Achilleas Grammatikopoulos. Until November 11 (on specific days). Technohoros ETHAL, 76 Franklin Roosevelt Avenue, Limassol. 8.30pm and 6.30pm on Sundays. €15/10. In Greek After the Rehearsal Theatro Ena opens new season with play by Ingmar Bergman. Until November 11. Theatro Ena, 4 Athinas

Avenue. Every Friday to Sunday at 8.30pm. €12/15. In Greek. Tel: 22348203 Same Time, Next Year Dionysos Theatre opens the new theatre season with play by Bernard Slade, directed by Nikos Charalambous. Until November 25. Dionysos Theatre, 29 Diagorou Street, Nicosia. Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 6.30pm. In Greek. €20/15. Tel: 22818999/99-621845 The Grönholm Method The New Stage of THOC presents play by Catalan playwright Jordi Galcerán Ferrer. Until December 1. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Every Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-492900 Oscar The New Stage of THOC presents the play based on the work by FrenchBelgian dramatist Eric Emmanuel Schmitt. Until December 8. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Every two weeks Wednesday through Saturday. 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-492900 Samia Revival of ancient Greek comedy by Menander. Until December 9. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Every Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 6pm. €12/6. In Greek. The performances on

December 1 and 2 will be with Greek and English surtitles. Tel: 22-864300 Haroula The Central Stage of ETHAL presents Cypriot play by Christos Zanos. Until December 2. Technohoros ETHAL, 76 Franklin Roosevelt Avenue, Limassol. On specific days at 8.30pm and Sundays at 6.30pm. €10. In Greek 4 one-act plays Plays seamlessly tied together with live music, in a natural scenic space in a beautiful restored mansion at Lympia. Until December 19. Shilas Mansion, 4 Dimokratias Street, Lympia, Nicosia. Every Wednesday at 8pm. €5 with free drinks. Tel: 99-787090 11:16 Anemona Theatre presents a mystery by C. G. Wilson. Until December 23. Anemona Theatre, 7 Archagelou Street, Latsia, Nicosia. Every Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 8pm. In Greek. €10. Tel: 22-573031 Shakespeare in an Hour Pirasmos Productions presents the theatrical comedy. Until December 23. Pantheon Art Cinema, 29 Diagorou Street, Nicosia. Thursday through Sunday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 70-001910 Just Broken Up Act Theatre presents play by Vassilis Myrianthopoulos & Vangelis Hatzinikolaou. Cyprus Dialect Adaptation

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

by Christiana Artemiou. Until January 6. Latsia Municipal Theatre, 57 Yiannos Kranidiotis Avenue, Nicosia. On specific days at 8.30pm and 6pm on Sundays. €20. Tel: 77-777181

Exhibition Cyprus of Yesterday and Today through Art and Crafts Group exhibition. Until November 10. Diachroniki Gallery Ledras, 84 Arsinoes Street, Nicosia. Open daily: 10am-7pm except Sundays. Tel: 22-680145 Triptych Group art exhibition. Until November 10. Stegi Grammaton Kai Tehnon, June 16 1943 Avenue, Limassol. 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm. Tel: 35749179/99-400349 Dutch Wonder Group exhibition by three Dutch artists. Until November 10. Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art, 10 Solonos, Paphos. Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-6pm. Saturday: 10am-1.30pm. Tel: 99-311225 Re-generation Solo art exhibition be Solomon Moustakas. Until November 10. Is Not Gallery, 11 Odysseus, Chrysaliniotissa, Nicosia. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Tel: 22-343670

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Nicosia in good spirits Move over wine and beer; there is a new drink in town. Next week, the international whisky tasting event, Whisky Live, is coming to Cyprus for the very first time. When you’re after a distinctively timeless and sophisticated adult drink, a glass of whisky will usually do the trick. The art of this golden spirit lies in its deep cultural heritage. Meticulously crafted from grain or corn, the liquor takes on the characteristics and flavours of the barrel that it’s aged in. Now we’re sure you’ve sipped your fair share Jack Daniels, but how much do you really know about this spirit? Whisky Live is where you will discover your tipple of choice, glean knowledge and gain insight from the experts in the Whisky Masterclass. From Wednesday to Friday in the Hilton Hotel, visitors can enter a magic world of classic brands, rare whiskies, premium drinks and exclusive editions worth thousands of euros, all under one roof. The event started 16 years ago in London and it has evolved into a global celebration with entertainment highlights, Lux editions and shows from the United States and Australia to China and Russia. Whisky Live gives you the unique opportunity to sample the greatest whiskies in the world, whilst mingling with the producers and distillers and marketers. Whether you’re new to the nuances of whisky or a seasoned connoisseur or jjust ust looking for a day out that offers offe you something different, Whisky Live has something for f everyone. The Tasting Hall should be your first st stop, because not a all whiskies are cre created equal. Whis Whisky Live Cyprus is sshowcasing mo more than 50 whisky brands and high q quality drinks. Every glass of every dram – n new or old – holds some new mystery, myster some new discovd ery. Expect many

Coming Up Music Duo on song for charity On Monday, the Pallas Theatre in Nicosia will be flooded with Neapolitan and Greek music so much loved by the general music loving public of Nicosia. Gracing the stage are two accomplished local artists, Katerina Mina, soprano, alongside conductor, pianist and composer Yiannis Hadjiloizou, who will accompany her on the piano.

Above: discover your tipple of choice, glean knowledge and gain insight from the experts in the Whisky Masterclass with chairman of the World Whiskies Awards and Whisky Magazine editor Rob Allanson (right). Inset: samples of the whisky on offer (from left:) The Balvenie PortWood aged 21 years, Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute, and The Dalmore Distillery

of the popular blends, like Ballantine’s, Jameson and Chivas Regal, as well as best-selling single-malt staples such as Glenlivet, Auchentoshan, Glenrothes and Glengoyne, all of which guests have the option to sample (nine vouchers are included in a standard ticket price). It’s important to note that, according to year of age or particular characteristics, certain whiskies may require more than one voucher for sampling. Whisky Live, in addition to presenting a top whisky selection, offers the opportunity to enjoy high quality drinks for all of you who appreciate variations in flavour. One can sample some Bacardi and Grey j y the Goose, while VIP visitors mayy enjoy yprus, finest Whisky Brands in Cyprus, alvenie such as the 21-year-old Balvenie re King Portwood and The Dalmore Alexander III. Look out for the Luxury At Its Best ou will section. In this category you tions, find expensive whisky editions, available only for display. Examples include The Dalmore Conh stellation Collection, which st brings together, for the first time, the complete spectrum of vintages created in the iconic Highland distillery between the years 1964 and 1992. There are just 88 bottles available worldwide of Balvenie 50 Years Old

(worth €39,000), one of which is at Larnaca airport, an extremely rare 50year-old single malt released to mark David Stewart’s half-century of service to his craft. The world’s most respected Malt Master’s incredible devotion is being recognised, with the release of a rare cask of The Balvenie single malt distilled in 1962. Once you’ve begun to get your head around the arguments about malt versus grain, neat versus with water, and whisky versus whiskey, you may want to sign up for one of the masterclass seminars. Additional samplings tickets are sold at the venue and include six drinking voucher To take part in a mastervouchers. uired, class an entrance ticket is required, addition cket. additionally to a masterclass ticket. v Every visitor is unique; this is why there is a wide range of ticket prices indiv for individuals, groups and VIP tickb bsite ets. Its best to consult that website w to see which ticket will suit yourr needs. Remember that seats are limite limited and participants will ha to select the specifific have c d and masterclass day you want to join. Whisky expert Rob Allanson will be on hand to lead three iinformative semin nars on how whisky is produced. As you’ll

The public can expect a varied programme featuring songs by Bellini, Donizetti, Tosti and Hadjidakis, arias from Verdi’s opera Otello and Sakellarides’ operetta Vaftistikos, Chopin Nocturnes and more. Mina is making a name for herself as one of the finest sopranos of her generation. As an opera singer, she has performed in some of the most prestigious Opera Houses and Concert Halls in the world and is a prize winner in two prestigious international singing competitions. Mina is also the winner of the 2008 Madame Figaro Magazine Singer-ofthe-Year Awards. Hadjiloizou is also an accom-

learn, making whisky isn’t difficult, but making great whisky is. Participants can vicariously travel the length and breadth of Scotland with the chairman of the World Whiskies Awards and Whisky Magazine editor. Allanson has travelled extensively throughout the whisky world; from London, UK to Tokyo in Japan and Louisville in Kentucky. He is often travelling around Scotland and co-authoured Journey’s Blend; a book that saw him go in search of the ultimate blended malt. Exclusively for the VIP visitors, a second masterclass with translation in Russian will also be available. By the time you’re done sampling, you’ll be a veritable expert. At the very least y you will have had yourself a fun evening drinking whisky and rye. L Whisky Live t nine different whiskies and meet Taste up to producers and distillers. November 14-16. Ho Nicosia. 5pm-10pm daily. €29 Hilton Hotel, Entranc Entrance Ticket (per person)/ €100 Group Entra Entrance Ticket (for 4 people)/ €125 Gro Group Entrance Ticket (for 5 people)/ €1150 Group Entrance Ticket (for 6 pe people). Masterclasses: Entrance Tic Ticket Required in addition to the ma masterclass ticket. Participation in m masterclasses is limited. For mastercl class prices and booking visit www. w

plished artist in his own right, coming from a family of musicians, and has performed as solo pianist, accompanist, and conductor on hundreds of major cities in over 20 countries, including Europe, the Middle East, the US, China, and Australia, while his compositions have been performed in four continents. The occasion will be a fund raising musical evening organised by the Rotary Club of Nicosia-Aspelia in aid of the Club’s Scholarship Fund, a registered charity. The musical part of the event will be followed by a reception. The RC of Nicosia-Aspelia Scholarship Fund was registered as a charity in 1998 and since then

By Ledha Socratous has helped over 50 academically excellent needy students, residents of Nicosia. The new generation is one of the main targets of service for Rotarians worldwide. In view of this, and owing to the present financial crisis, this year the Club will be concentrating on helping young people through awards from the Scholarship Fund. An Evening of Neapolitan and Greek songs Fundraising musical evening with songs from Katerina Mina and Yiannis Hadjiloizou November 12. Pallas Theatre, old Nicosia. 8.30pm. €20. organised by the Rotary Club of NicosiaAspelia in aid of the Club’s Scholarship Fund, a registered charity. Tel: 99-914685/ 99-487603

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Skyfall A hard-drive listing all NATO operatives undercover in terrorist organisations is stolen, and used to make M (Judi Dench), the head of British Intelligence, look bad. Though not in peak condition after a near-death experience, secret agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) sets out to recover the drive, which leads him to mystery man Silva (Javier Bardem) – a psycho who’s nursing a grudge, and has a revenge scheme in mind. Also starring Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes and Albert Finney. Directed by Sam Mendes. (Action-drama, 143 mins.) Our rating: 

To Rome With Love Four separate stories, set in the Eternal City. On holiday in Rome, successful architect John (Alec Baldwin) meets student architect Jack (Jesse Eisenberg) and becomes involved in Jack’s love life: his girlfriend Sally (Greta Gerwig) and flirtatious friend Monica (Ellen Page). At the same time, retired opera director Jerry (Woody Allen) arrives in Rome with his psychiatrist wife Phyllis (Judy Davis) to meet their daughter’s future husband Michelangelo – and, when Jerry hears Michelangelo’s father Giancarlo (Fabio Armiliato) singing in the shower, he wants to make him an opera star. In other unrelated stories, Leopoldo Pisanello (Roberto Benigni), a rather dull man, wakes one day to find himself a celebrity with the paparazzi on his tail, while newlywed Antonio (Alessandro Tiberi) is forced to introduce a prostitute (Penelope Cruz) as his wife. Directed by Woody Allen. In English and Italian, with Greek subtitles. (Comedy, 112 mins.) Our rating: 

Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings The little fairy Tinker Bell meets Periwinkle and ventures into the winter woods with her and Tinker Bell’s other friends to find the secret of fairy wings. Directed by Roberts Gannaway and Peggy Holmes. In 3D. DUBBED INTO GREEK. (Kids’ cartoon, 92 mins.) Our rating: N/A

Looper In the near future, 2044, a group of hitmen called Loopers work for a crime syndicate in the further future. Their bosses send targets back in Time, and the Looper’s job is to shoot them and dispose of the body; the target vanishes from the future, 2074, and the Looper disposes of a corpse that technically doesn’t exist. When they want to ‘close the loop’ on Joe (Bruce Willis), they send him back as the target for his younger assassin self (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). But the older Joe has settled down to a happy life and doesn’t want to be terminated; he escapes execution and goes on the run, looking for the crime boss who sent him back in Time – and forcing

the younger Joe into hiding with Sara (Emily Blunt) on her remote corn farm. Also starring Jeff Daniels and Paul Dano. Directed by Rian Johnson. (Sci-fi action, 119 mins.) Our rating: 

Paranormal Activity 4 Five years after the events that led to the disappearance of Katie and baby Hunter (in Paranormal Activity 2), young Alice (Kathryn Newton) begins experiencing strange phenomena in her home – especially after a weird kid named Robbie moves in next door. When Robbie’s mum ends up in hospital, he starts living with Alice’s family while she’s convalescing. That’s when things go from creepy to paranormal. Also starring Katie Featherston and Matt Shively. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. (Horror-thriller, 88 mins.) Our rating: 

Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia The Gallic heroes of the popular comic book series cum film franchise return, with Asterix (Edouard Baer) and oversized pal Obelix (Gerard Depardieu) crossing the channel to Britain circa 50 B.C., where their mission is to save Queen Cordelia (Catherine Deneuve) from the conquering military might of Julius Caesar (Fabrice Luchini). Directed by Laurent Tirard. In French, with Greek subtitles. In 3D. (Adventure-comedy, 100 mins.) Our rating:

Savages Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), and his closest friend Chon (Taylor Kitsch) run a lucrative, homegrown industry - raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Blake Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town, until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them. When the Cartel head Elena (Salma Hayek) and her enforcer Lado (Benicio Del Toro) underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. Also starring John Travolta. Directed by Oliver Stone. (Drama-thriller, 131 mins.) Our rating: 

Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar Barbie stars as Tory, the kindhearted princess of Meribella who would rather sing and dance than perform her royal duties. When her favorite pop star Keira visits the Kingdom, the girls discover they have much in common, including a magical secret that lets them look like one another. At first, swapping places seems like a great idea, at least till each girl realises that the other’s life isn’t as easy as it seems! But Meribella also has a magical secret, and when it’s stolen, the whole kingdom is put in danger. Will true friendship save the day? Directed by Ezekiel Norton. DUBBED INTO GREEK. (Kids’ cartoon, 86 mins.) Our rating: N/A

Brave In ancient and rugged Scotland, the impetuous, independent princess Merida is a young aspiring archer, having been encouraged from a young age by her loving, larger-than-life father King Fergus. Her mother Queen Elinor has conscientiously schooled her daughter to be proficient in all things as the future Queen, but Merida rebels. When the King and Queen invite the surrounding clans to present their sons as suitors, Merida is desperate and finds a witch, who grants her a spell – with devastating results. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman. In 3D. DUBBED INTO GREEK. (Kids’ cartoon, 100 mins.) Our rating: 

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted Alex the lion (voiced by Ben Stiller), Marty the zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer) are still trying to get back to New York and their beloved Central Park zoo, but first they need to find the penguins. When they travel to Monte Carlo, they attract the attention of obsessive animalhunter Chantal Dubois of Animal Control after gate-crashing a party, and are joined by the penguins, the monkeys, King Julian (Sacha Baron Cohen) and the rest of the crew. How does such a crazy menagerie travel through Europe without attracting attention? Simple. They join a travelling circus. Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon. In 3D. (Kids’ cartoon comedy, 93 mins.) Our rating: 

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has worldchanging 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 sabertoothed tiger (voiced by Denis Leary) and Sid the sloth (voiced by John Leguizamo). In the wake of

these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home. Also with the voices of Peter Dinklage and Nick Frost. Directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier. In 3D. (Kids’ cartoon, 94 mins.) Our rating: 

Beauty and the Paparazzo Joao (Marco D’Almeida) is a paparazzo who sells photos of celebrities to Fama magazine. His latest pursuit is Mariana (Soraia Chaves), a famous TV actress, who for her part hates having her personal life splashed across the gossip rags. One day, after almost hitting a taxi, she fights with the cabbie and Joao comes to her aid. Whereupon the cabbie punches Joao, forcing Mariana to take him to hospital. A friendship between the two of them follows, but what will happen when Mariana finds out Joao’s true profession? Directed by António-Pedro Vasconcelos. In Portuguese with Greek subtitles. (Comedy-romance, 106 mins.) Our rating: N/A

Eccentricities of a blondhaired girl Based on a 19th-century short story by Eça de Queiroz, the film follows the travails of Macário (Ricardo Trêpa) whose orderly life is turned upside down by his love for, and decision to marry, the blond beauty Luisa (Catarina Wallenstein). Despite the dire consequences of pursuing her, Macário persists – only to find she wasn’t worthy of his love in the first place. Directed by Manoel de Oliveira. In Portuguese with Greek subtitles. (Drama-romance), 64 mins.) Our rating: N/A

The Forest While labouring on a rubber plantation in the Amazon in 1912, Alberto (Diogo Morgado), the son of an aristocratic Portuguese family, falls in love with the beautiful, but married Dona Yayá (Maitê Proença). Directed by Leonel Vieira. In Portuguese with Greek subtitles. (Drama-romance, 105 mins.) Our rating: N/A

The Immortals Four Portuguese war veterans come together in 1985, as they do each year, for a week of reliving their past death-defying exploits despite the modern world that has little use for them. On this occasion, they organise a bank robbery that should have been a piece of cake, but does not go entirely as planned. Starring: Joaquim de Almeida, Emmanuelle Seigner and Nicolau Breyner. Directed by António-Pedro Vasconcelos. In Portuguese with Greek subtitles. (Crime-drama, 130 mins.) Our rating: N/A

The Strange Case of Angelika Photographer Isaac (Ricardo Trepa) is summoned by wealthy hotel owners to take photos of their daughter, Angelika (Pilar López de Ayala), who has suddenly died. Seeing the beautiful bride dressed in her wedding gown, with a hint of a smile on her face, Isaac is immediately captured by her presence and magically sees her opening her eyes and smiling at him through the lens of his camera. Becoming obsessed with Angelika, he starts to withdraw from the outside world. Directed by Manoel de Oliveira. In Portuguese with Greek subtitles. (Drama, 97 mins.) Our rating: N/A

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel A group of British retirees “outsource” their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self, managed by young the son of the late owner, Sonny (Dev Patel). Though the new environment is far less luxurious than imagined, they each experience a life-changing experience. Starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith. Directed by John Madden. In English, with Greek subtitles. (Comedy-drama, 124 mins.) Our rating:

Blood of a Poet An avant-garde exploration of the plight of the artist, the power of metaphor and the relationship between art and dreams. One of cinema’s great experiments, this first installment of the Orphic Trilogy stretches the medium to its limits in an effort to capture the poet’s obsession with the struggle between the forces of life and death. Starring Enrique Riveros, Lee Miller and Pauline Carton. Directed by Jean Cocteau. In French, with Greek subtitles. (Drama-fantasy, 55 mins.) Our rating: N/A

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NEW FILMS Taken 2 Directed by: Olivier Megaton Starring: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace France 2012, 92 mins. Showing from today at the KCineplex and K-Cineplex (Mall of Cyprus) in Nicosia, the Rio and K-Cineplex in Li massol, the KCineplex in Larnaca and the Rio in Paphos.

THE PLOT Four years ago, retired CIA agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson), stopped at nothing to save his 17-year-old daughter Kim (Maggie Grace), kidnapped in Paris by Albanian kidnappers to be sold into prostitution. Murad (Rade Serbedzija), the father of one of the kidnappers killed by Mills in that operation has sworn revenge and takes Mills and his wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul. Mills enlists his daughter to help them escape.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID Mixed: “Following the same formula as the 2008 original, Taken 2 might tick all the boxes for the genre, but there’s something missing. Credibility. With a better script and a different director, it might be a different story, but even with charismatic Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills in charge of the relentless action, the premise struggles to maintain its credence. “Without doubt, Neeson is the film’s greatest asset, imbuing authority and presence as he heroically takes command of the situation, reversing the tables on his

adversaries as he protects his family. But is it enough? “In the opening sequence in the remote countryside of Albania, as grieving parents toss earth onto the coffins of their loved ones, an oath of revenge is taken. Rade Serbedzija is effective as the revengeful Murad, whose son was one of those killed by former CIA agent Mills in the original film. “Screenwriters Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kemen have opted to make this sequel begin at the end of the last film, seemingly working too hard to make the title make sense. When Bryan rings his teenage daughter Kim (Maggie Grace), as she relaxes by the hotel pool in Istanbul, saying ‘Your mother and I have been taken’, a ripple of laughter flickered through the cinema. More laughter when Kim asks her father ‘What are you going to do?’ and to which he replaces ‘What I do best.’ “To be fair to the film, there are numerous good things if you are looking for non-demanding action involving big guns that deliver massive bullet holes, exciting car chases, exotic locations and a few laughs. The textures and colours of the Istanbul setting are rich and varied and Grace has an appealing presence as Mills’ daughter. It’s a thankless role for Famke Janssen as Mills’ ex-wife, who spends most of her time captive with eyes closed, but Serbedzija makes an impression, especially as the forlorn figure waiting in an armchair in a trashed room beside an upturned grand piano. “Banal dialogue aside, I worried about Olivier Megaton’s direction of the action scenes, when frenetic editing, jumpy camera work and tight close ups collide to suck out all the juice and sense of what is happening. “There’s a running gag concerning Grace’s upcoming driving test, adding to the irony of the situation. And Bryan’s obsessive fatherly concern about Grace’s boyfriend. But tension is never allowed to build and the incredulity of the plot constantly acts as a handbrake to what might otherwise have been great escapism.” Louise Keller, urbancinefile (AUS) Anti: “Taken didn’t mess around with background stories, but the sequel tries to build an emotional background for Mills, his family and scattering of friends. The immediate problem is, we know the characters; why screenwriters Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen found it necessary to expand this world is beyond understanding.

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For all the flash, fight and balls of the first, Taken 2 decides to make us care about the characters but this isn’t necessary. “Another problem is the constant teasing of the ‘taken’ part and the focus on the baddies trying to find some form of clichéd lair. Also, why do gangs and kidnappers always stay in places with one fuzzy black and white television with dodgy reception? “Avoiding spoilers and trying to find some positives, there are two much tighter sections that impress. The first includes DRIVE track “Tick of the Clock” that works tremendously well as Mills makes his way … into a much darker, unpredictable world. There’s also a map reading and hand grenades narrative, which is more intriguing than anything that has already passed. “As awesome as Neeson still is, they don’t use his character physically enough. “Even the fight scenes are edited at such a haphazard pace that you don’t know who’s hitting who or even where the punches or people are coming from. “In truth, you want to see them get taken and then watch Mills fight his way back and succeed. “We don’t need an emotive background check or a deeper understanding of their situation since we last saw them. Taken 2 is a seriously flawed follow-up and, with it, extremely disappointing.” Dan Bullock, The Hollywood News (US)

J.A.C.E Directed by: Menelaos Karamaghiolis Starring: Alban Ukaj, Stefania Goulioti and Argyris Xafis Greece, Portugal, Turkey, Netherlands, Republic of Macedonia 2011, 142 mins. In Greek, Albanian and English. Where appropriate with Greek subtitles. Showing from today at the KCineplex in Nicosia, the Rio and KCineplex in Limassol, the K-Cineplex

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in Larnaca and the Rio in Paphos.

THE PLOT Orphan Jace (Alban Ukaj), a sevenyear-old Albanian of Greek origin, witnesses a massacre that wipes out his entire foster family in Argyrokastron, and then falls into the hands of ruthless gangsters who “export” children abroad for profit. Jace ends up in Athens, begging on street corners, experiencing the horrors of brutal institutions for young offenders and serving obscure patrons in an underworld of violent loss. Ultimately, his adventures take him on a dark odyssey as he desperately seeks a haven and a place to call home.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID Mixed: “Here is an example of a filmmaker betrayed by his own ambition. “Having secured a fairly substantial budget, J.A.C.E.’s talented director Karamaghiolis – who can ordinarily hold his own with mainstream counterparts – weaves a tale which has, as its prototype, Oliver Twist. He forgets, however, where to draw the line with Dickens’ story, with the result that J.A.C.E., after a riveting twoand-a-half-hours arrives at its finale utterly exhausted by dramatic excess, and with its protagonist barely given the chance to say a word. “Regarding narrative efficiency alone, this modern fairytale has

problems. Scriptwise there are inconsistencies, and Karamaghiolis is always adding new facts to his story. He jolts us back and forth, in order to depict every lurid detail, when actually less would have been more. “So overloaded is J.A.C.E, that it resembles a soap opera crammed into two hours, with the sequence of chapters dividing it up resembling individual TV episodes. “Nonetheless, the aesthetic of a well-crafted film is present. The right frames and several action scenes function piecemeal, and the score hits the right note. “The actors, in particular the marvellous Ieronymos Kaletsanos, also show an understanding of their craft. Under different circumstances, the film in question would have been noteworthy. “Karamaghiolis demonstrates that he knows how to tell a story. Unfortunately, stories have beginnings, middles and ends. This film seems to have been designed to continue unto perpetuity. Hence, the movie ultimately lacks balance, lost amid its themes, with its creator showing flashes of megalomania. “An attractive film in its own chaotic way, which ‘drowns’ the viewer sweetly and ultimately sinks under the weight of its ungainly script.” Vasilis Kaghioglidis, (Internet)


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LARNACA, ALETHRIKO, plots for sale, 525 sqm, 90% building factor, near highway Limassol-Larnaca, 5 min from airport, quiet residential area €109.000. Half registration fees till the 31.12.12. Tel. 99621914 PLOT LOCATED IN MESA GEITONIA, LIMASSOL 617sqm. 100% build. Ideal for the construction of apartment building or 1 or 2 large houses. Price reduced to € 360.000 tel. 99 330 908 listing-lim-0170 RESIDENTIAL PIECE OF LAND of 985sqm in the village of Pareklisia. Partial sea views, near to electricity and water supplies. €135.000 D.C. (Cyprus) Real Estate Tel: 99 330 908

FOR SALE PLOT of 528sqm located in Paphos Municipality in the Agios Paulos area. It offers a large 100% build factor, and is suitable for the construction of a large house or apartment building. Price € 260.000 tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre. com/listing-paf-0007 SALE OF FIVE ADJACENT PLOTS in Paphos.Considered a significant investment opportunity because the plots are located in a central area of Paphos(very close to the central public market).Sale of either all together or independently. Prices: €220000 – 250000 each. Call 99494753 TREMITHOUSA, plots for sale in a very quiet area, unobstructed sea and mountain views, 600 – 700 sqm, prices from €170.000 Tel: 99510420 PRIME LAND IS AVAILABLE FOR LONG LEASE IN LIMASSOL. 40, 000 sq.m., zoning Ka7 (80% -45% - 3 stories). Regular amphitheatrical shape overlooking Ladies Mile. Close to New Limassol Hospital with direct access to Limassol – Paphos Highway. Water supply, electricity and telephones are readily available. Suitable for immediate development. Ideal for various health facilities and resorts, holiday centres, commercial and shopping centres, entertainment enterprises etc.

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TO LET NICOSIA the University of Nicosia. Large front veranda, all appliances, modern fittings, light and bright. Furnished or unfurnished €550p.m. Call 99900177. TO LET 2 bedroom, fully detached house, with sitting & dining room, living room, office/study room, 2 bathrooms, 2 verandas, a/c, central heating, solar, covered garage in a quiet neighbourhood in Ayios Andreas, Nicosia. Call Thanos 99543533. FOR RENT 3 bedroom flat completely renovated in Strovolos. 135sqm, quite family owned building recently painted. c/h, a/c, storage room. Stainless steel appliances, washing machine. Sky satellite tv. €650/ month Call 99 330 908. FOR RENT 3 B/R apartment fully furnished close to Central Bank. 3 W.C., fully air-conditioned extra storeroom, owned covered parking. Excellent condition. Information: Tel. 99621554

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TO LET NICOSIA 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 - Strovolos €2500 (H5ST10001-R), (photos in the website). 2. H3AR0004-R, 3 bedr luxury detached house with central heating, full a/c, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, parquet floor throughout the house, big sitting and dining area, big kitchen with family room opening onto the swimming pool which has big covered area with wooden deck, bbq area, covered parking, in a very quiet area behind Apoel football training ground - Archagelos - €1700 (photos in website). 3. 2 bedr fully renovated semi detached house 120 sq. m, a/c for hot and cold, small yard, FULLY FURNSIHED or not, double glazed windows with aluminum shutters, in a quiet area off Nikis behind Burger King - ACROPOLIS

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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA €650 (H2ACS0001-R), (photos in the website). 4. H3ST10012-R, 3 bedr luxury semi detached house with central heating independent, a/c, 3wc, parquet floor, fire place, electrical appliances in the kitchen, curtains, SHARED SWIMMING POOL, in a very quiet neighbourhood in the area near Falcon school. Strovolos € 1200, (photos in website). 5. 4 bedr new luxury detached house, separate maid’s room, central heating, full Ac, 260sq.m, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, blinds on all the windows, 4wc, 2 showers, 1 bathroom, 2 covered parking, big garden with grass in a quiet neighbourhood in a dead end near French Ambassador house - Strovolos €1400 (H4ST10045-R), (photos in the website). 6. 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 €1200 (H4ST10007-R), (photos in the website). 7. 3 bedr upstairs and one downstairs luxury detached house built in 2 plots of land with big garden and big over floor swimming pool 4 X 10, central heating, full a/c, 2 covered parking, FULLY NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, double

TO LET NICOSIA glazed windows(PVC), electric shutters on all windows, in a very quiet neighbourhood, in the centre of Latsia near Carrefour - LATSIA €2700 (H4LAT0010-R), (photos in the website). 8. H4LAK0002-R, 3 bedr + office space luxury detached house, built on a big plot, 350sq. m, big swimming pool with cover, garden with grass, big sitting and dining room, separate family room, central heating, a/c, curtains on all the windows, cooker, dishwasher and dryer, parquet floor throughout the house,3wc, 2 bathrooms, 2 covered parking in a quiet area on the borders of Strovolos with Lakatamia - Lakatamia€1900 (photos in website). 9. 3 bedr upstairs and 2 separate bedroom in the basement luxury detached house(all the bedrooms with en suite bathrooms/shower), also separate kitchen and sitting room in the basement which has also separate entrance from the house, central heating, full a/c, solid parquet floor all the house, big sitting and dining room with fire place, big fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area and family room, big overfloor, swimming pool with covered patio area with fully equipped bar(bbq, fridge, freezer, cooker), mature garden around the house, 2 parking places, alarm system near the Cyprus Conference Centre- PLATY AGLANTZIAS

TO LET NICOSIA €3500 (H5PAG0002-R), (photos in the website). 10. 4 bedr semi detached house with central heating, 4 a/c, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms, 180sq.m, electrical appliances, small yard, bbq area, off Kostantinoupoleos street near French ambassador residence.- STROVOLOS €850 (H4ST10043-R), (photos in the website). 11. 4 bedr luxury semi detached house with good size garden with grass, big covered patio with bbq area, central heating, a/c units, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, 2 covered parking, FULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED, in a quiet area in a dead end close to all amenities and schools. ANTHOUPOLIS €1300 (H4ANT0002-R), (photos in the website). 12. H4AGZ0010-R, 3 bedr RENOVATED GROUND FLOOR HOUSE with big separate 1 bedroom flat with multi room, big sitting and dining room , separate tv room, big kitchen with family room and fitted cooker and oven, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, very big 5 X 6 bedrooms with solid parquet floor, central heating with petrol independent, a/c units, double glazed windows with shutters, big verandas around the house, in a very quiet neighbourhood 200metres from FRENCH school and near Athalassas park - Aglantzia - €1300 (photos in website). 13. 3 bedr detached house with extra room for office, 250sq.m,

TO LET NICOSIA central heating independent, 4a/c, big renovated, kitchen with cooker and oven, big sitting and dining room with parquet floor and fire place, 1bathroom, 1 shower, 2wc, 2 covered parking, big verandas surrounded by trees and bushes off 28th October street - Makedonitissa €1300 (H4STI0043-R), (photos in the website). 14. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, all the bedrooms very big and all with big bathroom/ shower, sitting room upstairs, attic room with shower and wc, office space/maid’ s room with shower and wc, central heating, full AC, 450sq.m, big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with sitting area and fitted cooker and oven, 6 wc, 2 covered parking’s, big yard with tiles and garden with grass, bbq area in a very quiet neighbourhood near the CYBC ( RIK) station and near a neighbourhood park – Aglantzia €2000(H4AGZ0005-R), (photos in the website). 15. 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 - €3000 (H4PA20005-R), (photos on the website).

TO LET NICOSIA For many more properties with photos visit our website at which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22422225/96-422225/96422226, ***************************** LUXURY FLATS: 1. 3 bedr furnished apartment, 140sq.m, near Cyprus Hilton, kitchen, bathroom and extra guests toilet, large sitting room, opposite a small park, recently renovated independent oil central heating, air conditions, solar heater, covered parking – Acropolis €630 (A3ACS0040-R), (photos in the website). 2. AINIC0006- R, 1 bedr., fully furnished and equipped apartment, 50sq.m, 2AC for hot and cold, covered verandah, covered parking, nice view, off Makarios avenue between Hilton and DEBENHAMS shop. Nicosia centre, € 450 (photos in website). 3. 2 bedrs luxury big apartment in a small building with 4 apartments only, very big bedrooms with parquet floor, 125sq.m, central heating independent, 3ac, Fully nicely furnished separate kitchen, big sitting and dining area, 2wc, covered parking behind Hilton hotel off Kennedy and Makarios close to the centre.– NICOSIA CENTRE €600 (A2NIC0026-R), (photos in the website). 4. A1DAS0010-R, 1 bedr luxury

TO LET NICOSIA spacious apartment with big sitting and dining room, big bathroom, big bedroom with shutters, covered veranda, storage heaters, 2a/c, cooker and oven in the kitchen, covered parking in a quiet area in a small modern building near Acropolis Park. Dasoupolis €400 (photos in website). 5. A3ST10036- R, 3 bedr new luxury apartment on the last floor of a 3 storey building with nice view, electrical appliances in the kitchen,2bathrooms, 2wc, blinds, big covered veranda, air condition for hot and cold in all the rooms, covered parking and storage room in a quiet area – Strovolos - € 550 (photos in website). 6. 1 bedr new modern luxury apartment, 50sq.m, 2 a/c for hot and cold, nicely modern furnished, 3rd floor, covered parking, 6 year old in a quiet neighbourhood off Kantaras street. - STROVOLOS €400 (A1ST10009-R), (photos in the website). 7. New 2 bedr luxury apartment, 90sq.m, storage heaters, 3 a/c, cooker and oven, covered verandah, 2 wc, NICELY FURNISHED, covered parking and storage room of Kyriakou Matsi street near the centre – Agioi Omologites €650 (A2AOM0008-R), (photos in the website). 8. A1ACS0007- R, 1 bedr luxury spacious apartment with 2 a/c for hot and cold, electrical appliances in the kitchen, big bed-


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA room, covered veranda, blinds, covered parking, in a quiet area near Acropolis park. NICELY FURNISHED. Acropolis €450 (photos in website). 9. 3 bedr luxury spacious floor apartment on the 4th floor of award winning building, 200sq. m+big covered veranda, central heating independent, full built in air conditions, lighting fixtures, curtains and blinds on all windows, big spacious living room with fire place, big kitchen with double cooker, oven and microwave and breakfast area, double glazed windows, all the bedrooms with en suite shower/bath, big satellite dish with sky decoder, 2 covered parking and storage room, close to American embassy and other amenities – ENGOMI €1600 (A3ENG0025-R), (photos in the website). 10. A2AOM0009-R 2 bedr luxury finished apartment in a small building with 4 flats only, central heating with petrol independent, full a/c, 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathroom/shower, separate guest wc, NICE MODERN EXPENSIVE FURNITURE, big covered veranda, covered parking, storage room, in a very quiet neighbourhood very close to Junior school and the park - Agioi Omologites - € 800 (photos in website). 11. 3 bedr luxury spacious ground floor apartment with separate entrance, big verandas and garden, big sitting and dining room, central heating in-

TO LET NICOSIA dependent, full a/c, 2wc, very big master bedroom, electrical appliances in the kitchen, aluminum shutters on windows, parquet laminate floor all the flat, covered parking, storage room, in a very quiet neighbourhood in a dead end street, off Athalasas Avenue behind Stephanis near English School €720 (A3ST10030-R), (photos in the website). 12. A2LYK0006-R, 2 bedr penthouse apartment with big veranda 60sq.m, storage heaters, full a/c, 2 bathrooms (one en suite), big sitting room, big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, blinds, covered parking near Agios Antonios market CLOSE TO THE UNIVERSITY. Lykavitos €510 (photos in website). 13. A2ST10028- R, 2 bedr new luxury apartment on the 1st floor of a 2 storey building, with a/c for hot and cold, fully nicely modern furnished, big covered veranda, parking, in a quiet neighbourhood. (no common expenses). Strovolos €600 (photos in website). 14. A2NIC0001- R New luxury finished 2 bedr apartment with separate electric floor heating for each room, a/c units, parquet floor all the flat, big sitting and dining area, electrical appliances in the kitchen, fully modern furnished and equipped, big bedrooms, covered veranda, central satellite dish, cable net service, blinds on the windows. In the centre

TO LET NICOSIA opposite the walls, Nicosia centre, €670 (photos in website). 15. 2 bedrs new luxury apartment, sitting room open plan with kitchen which includes cooker, oven, refrigerator and washing machine, 2 wc, central heating, full AC, blinds on the windows, very big covered verandas, covered parking and storage room in a dead end off Athalassas avenue near Laiki popular bank and Hellenic bank headquarters. - DASOUPOLI €550 (A2DAS0006-R), (photos in the website).

TO LET LIMASSOL available, panoramic view of mountains, perfect for retired couples. €400 pm (negotiable) 99548226 FOR RENT one bdrm furnished flat, in Katraki Building, 100 metres from the sea and Debenhams Olympia. Price €430 (including common expenses). Tel. 99406415 Fax 25582963 Andreas ***************************** OFFICE FOR RENT opposite



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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS bedroom and bathroom, air condition throughout, 2 balconies, very spacious rooms, with additional storage space, lovely sea and mountain views, close to all amenities, satellite dish, pets allowed. Price: €750 o.n.o ALL THE ABOVE PROPERTIES ARE PRIVATELY OWNED PLEASE CALL: 99351008/99563020 ***************************** FLOWRON PROPERTY SERVICES LTD: PROVIDING AN EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE FOR TENANTS AND LANDLORDS: PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR RENT LONG TERM RENTAL. PROPERTIES WANTED: FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT WITH KEY HOLDING AND RENT COLLECTIONS OFFERED 1 Mandria: 3 bed unfurnished apartment on a quiet complex with communal pool, off street allocated parking, white goods, blinds Ref: 969 Price 350 2 Konia: 3 bedroom unfurnished town house with communal pool in nice residential area, near to all local amenities: Ref: 1027 Price 500 3 Yeroskipou: 2 bed furnished Town house, downstairs wc, kitchen, dining/sitting room, upstairs 2 bedroom, family bathroom: Ref: 1169 Price 350 4 Mesogi: Luxury 4 bed unfurnished villa with large living areas, downstairs bedroom with

TO LET PAPHOS en suite, 3 bedrooms upstairs, Fire place, Modern villa, residential area Private pool: fully fenced off: pets welcome Ref: 783 Price 750 5 Secret Valley: fully furnished, modern style, easy maintenance gardens, Private heated pool, quiet residential area, near golf area: Ref: 1186 Price 800 6 Kissonergra: 4 bedroom villa offered furnished, downstairs bedroom, 3 upstairs, en suite, family bathroom, closed garage, private pool, on its own very private no near by villas: Ref 0003 Price 900 7 Tala: 3 bedroom villa offered part furnished with private pool, stunning sea views, property is a family home, central heating, residential Ref: 988 Price 700 8 Coral Bay/Peyia: large luxury villa with central heating, large gardens, AC, off street parking, stunning views, quality fittings and furniture’s: Ref: 1176 Price 3500 OFFICE: 120 MARKARIOS AVENUE, PAPHOS. OFFICE: 26600450 MOBILE: 97614070 many properties available on WEB: Email ***************************** Long Term Rentals 1. Chlorakas 1 bed ground floor furnished apartment with central heating, communal pool and parking, sky TV. €335 pcm including all bills



2. Kissonerga 2 bed town house, small garden, off street parking, close to bus and shops. NO POOL €350 pcm

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

3. Sea Front 200 sq-m plus detached villa, large plot, ample parking, cul-de-sac, stunning sea views, loads of room and storage. Must be viewed. €900 pcm open to offers. 4. Peyia 2 bed 2 bathroom house, a/c, ceiling fans, fly screens, storage, satellite TV, private parking, swimming pool, From €350 pcm REDUCED THIS IS JUST A SMALL SELECTION OF PROPERTIES THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE AND MANY MORE PLEASE CALL EITHER 96 545 174 OR E-MAIL ON LANDLORDS; WE NEED YOUR PROPERTIES NOW. PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT. ***************************** FOR RENT A selection of 1 to 5 bedroom houses & apartments F/F & U/F Universal, Peyia, Tomb of the Kings, Tsada, Timi & Kato Paphos Landlord & Owners please call 99329357 Or please view at are website Fully Registered Company in Cyprus ***************************** PEYIA – 3 bedroom villa with modern quality furniture and finishes. Central heating, sky, alarm, infinity pool and

1. SEA CAVES €500 we are delighted to offer this detached 2 bedroom villa situated on a corner plot in a quiet residential area offering sea views. Gated drive for off street parking. Fully enclosed good sized low-maintenance garden with private pool offering privacy and shaded areas. Available unfurnished or part furnished. Pets allowed at owners discretion. Website reference number: rtl_482 2. KISSONERGA €550 modern detached 3 bedroom villa situated in a quiet residential area. Master bedroom with en-suite, separate kitchen, downstairs guest wc. Enclosed garden offering private pool & off street parking. Available unfurnished though can include kitchen appliances. Pets allowed at owners discretion. Website refer-

TO LET PAPHOS ence number: rtl_501 3. TALA €590 unfurnished modern 3 bedroom detached villa offering total privacy & breathtaking sea views. Includes underfloor heating plus real fire. Master with en-suite. Storage room. Shutters & flyscreens. Covered veranda, garden with mature plants, private pool offering sea views. Off street parking. A beautiful home. Website reference number: rtl_530 4. PEYIA €700 price includes pool cleaning. If you are looking for a villa with breathtaking views & privacy then this property is for you. This modern detached 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa is furnished with modern furniture, including satellite tv. One bedroom & bathroom on ground floor. A spacious enclosed garden with private pool offering stunning views. Off street parking. Website reference number: rtl_401 5. MANDRIA €750 modern detached 4 bedroom villa, master with en-suite. Fully enclosed low maintenance garden offering private pool. Available unfurnished to include white goods, blackout blinds, curtains, ceiling fans & log burner for those winter months. Immaculate condition. Pets allowed at owners discretion. Website reference number: rtl_633 offers considered. 6. CHLORAKA €770 modern detached 4 bedroom 3 bathroom villa with ground floor bed-

TO LET PAPHOS room & bathroom. Beautifully furnished with good quality modern furniture includes sky satellite, fly screens & feature fireplace with modern gas fire. Private pool offering views of the sea. Off street parking. Situated within walking distance of bus routes & shops. Website reference number: rtl_611 7. KATO PAPHOS €800 large 4 bedroom detached villa situated in the sought after residential area of limnaria. Walking distance to the beach and the many amenities of kato paphos. Spacious living accomodation offering an enclosed garden with c/pool. Fully furnished with modern furniture & solar panels. Website reference number: rtl_442 8. TALA €900 a charming detached 4 bedroom villa with character, situated on a corner plot in a quiet residental area with breathtaking sea views. Spacious living rooms with central heating & real fireplace. Separate kitchen & dining room. Good sized garden offering private pool and stone built barbeque area. Undercover parking. Website reference number rtl_638 TEL: 97790883 OFFICE: 26271858 VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MANY MORE PROPERTIES Email: ***************************** RENTAL POINT - PAPHOS


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Advertiser TO LET 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 97648440 FOR MORE INFORMATION. LANDLORDS CALL IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT.!!! 1. MESA CHORIO – 2 bed 2 bath fully furnished ground floor apartment set on an elevated position on this prestigious development. Open plan living area. Good sized kitchen. 2 double, bedrooms, master with en-suite shower room. Family bathroom. Large patio areas with enclosed gardens and lovely sea views. Covered parking and security gates.. Comm swimming pool, and landscaped gardens. Euros 425.00 a month. 2 bed apartment same complex Euros 400.00 a month. 2 MESOGI 3 bed 3 bath furnished apartment in handy location close to the shopping areas. Large open plan living area and dining area.. Fully fitted dining/kitchen with appliances . Guest WC. Utilty room. 3 double bedrooms one with en-suite. Family bathroom. Balcony & and parking. Euros 500.00 a month. Suit non-drivers! 3. TOMB OF THE KINGS – 3 bed fully furnished apartment in established block. Own entrance via stairway. Open plan living area. Dining kitchen. 3

TO LET PAPHOS bedrooms and family bathroom. A/C, sat TV. Internet available. Large balcony area. Parking. Euros 350.00 per month 4. KISSONEGA - 3 bed 2 bath unfurnished villa. Set in enclosed gardens the villa consists of open plan living area. Full itted kitchen. Small utility area. Conservatory room. Ground floor bed room with en-suite. Stairs to two double bedrooms and family bathroom. Pool and off street parking. Euros 600.00 per month 5. STROUMBI – 2 bed fully furnished stone bungalow set in quiet location. Open plan living area with working fireplace. Spacious dining kitchen. 2 double bedrooms and family bathroom with corner bath. Landscaped gardens, swimming pool and covered parking. Realistically priced Euros 500.00 per month or close offers only 6. UNIVERSAL AREA. 2 bed fully furnished apartment. Living area, fitted kitchen. 2 double bedrooms and family bathroom. A/C, Enclosed garden area, comm. Pool and parking. Euros 375.00 a month or offers. 1 & 2 bed apartments available on Universal starting at 250 euros per month. 7. CORAL BAY - 3 bed, 3.5 bath furnished/unfurnished villa situated very near to the centre and within easy walking of beaches and restaurants. Open plan living area with

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

TO LET PAPHOS fully fitted kitchen. Doors out to garden and pool. Ground floor bedroom with ensuite. Separate guest WC. Stairs to 2 double bedroom both with en-suite and balcony areas. Private pool, gardens, BBQ area and covered verandahs. Central location.Euros 650.00 per month or close offers. 8. STROUMBI– 3 bed 2.5 bath large unfurnished villa in quiet village area. Spacious open plan living area with feature fireplace and dining space Good sized fitted kitchen and breakfast area. Guest WC with storage area.3 double bedrooms. Master with en-suite bathroom. Family bathroom. Enclosed gardens, pool and off street parking. Realistically priced Euros 550.00 per month. OVNO 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:- **************************** 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 LIMASSOL **************************** FOR SALE AGIOS TYCHONAS detached 2 bedroom house with deeds. Sea/mountain views. Retiled, replastered, rewired, replumbed. Fans. A/C. Handmade solid wood kitchen. Large lounge/dining area. 2 mins from highway. Email for photos and info. Price €235,



000. **************************** BARGAIN PRICE DETACHED HOME FOR QUICK SALE with title deeds. Located on a quite cul de sac in Germasoyia within a short 2 minute drive to the beach and tourist area. 3 bedroom. 325sqm plot, 160sqm house. Price € 385.000 tel. 99 330 908 www.

bungalow for sale, living room, kitchen, bathroom, shower room, central heating, air con, private pool, landscaped gardens, lovely views. Call: 99342913 – no agents **************************** 1. PAPHOS, FLATS FOR SALE OR RENT: Kissonerga, 3 bdrm flat with title deeds, in a block of 4 flats only, fully renovated, 2 baths, 146 sq.m closed area, c/h, a/c, covered parking, excelent view of sea and mountains, half registration fees titll 31.12.12 reduced to €135.000 or rent €450 per month. Tel. 99621914. **************************** FOR SALE- PAPHOS

NICOSIA **************************** HOUSE FOR SALE AT ARCHANGELOS AREA (Nicosia) WITH SEMI-DETACHED STUDIO FOR HOUSEKEEPER AND GARDEN 300 sq.m - with Title. 3 bedrooms (one big with dressing room and bathroom). Open big space Kitchen with Dining and Living Room. Two Bathrooms and one WC for Guests. Fully Air-conditioned, Central Heating €390.000 TEL 99668822/99680700 **************************** NICOSIA, FLAT FOR SALE: 2 bdrm flat with title deeds, 110 sq.m., fully renovated, best central area, 800m from the European University, excellent view, €99.000. Tel. 99621914. **************************** FOR SALE is a building with 4 flats, each 3 bedroom. 2 on the ground floor with yards, and 2 on the first floor. 2 on first floor completely renovated. Located in quite area. Building recently plastered and painted. €850, 000. 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. ****************************

PAPHOS **************************** LOFOS – TALA, 3 bedroom

1. REGINA GDNS- 2 Bedroom Townhouse set on a luxury complex with 3 communal pools, private parking, private driveway, rear patio, solar panels, TITLE DEEDS. Covered area 92sq. mtrs. Priced to sell at €115, 000. 2. FAROS BEACH- 2 Bedroom fully furnished apartment, situated 120m from a popular beach off Tombs of The Kings. Sea views, solar panels, private parking, spacious balcony, large family bathroom, TITLE DEEDS AVAILABLE. Priced to sell at €138, 000. 3. ATHENA GARDENS- Beautiful 2 Bedroom fully furnished ground floor apartment in Geroskipou with communal pools, gardens, large patio with roll down canvas sidings (low electricity bills). This property comes with many many extras and it is priced at 25% below value at €140, 000. Covered area 96sq. mtrs. 4. UNIVERSAL- 2 Bedroom end of terrace Townhouse, situated close to the new school and bus route, with front garden, rear patio area, and communal pool, this property comes fully furnished and is priced for a quick sale at €98, 000. TITLE DEEDS IMMINENT. 5. LIMNARIA GARDENS- 1 Bedroom fully furnished spacious top floor apartment with lounge leading to patio overlooking communal pools on a luxury complex. Shutters all round, heated pool with Jacuzzi, 200m from beach. Priced to sell at €135, 000.

FOR SALE PAPHOS 3 Bedroom detached villa with master bedroom en-suite, enclosed gardens, private pool next to Secret Valley Golf Course and set in a quiet culde-sac. This beautiful villa comes furnished with high quality furnishings and a covered area of 154sq. mtrs. Set on a plot of 408sq. mtrs. Very reasonably priced at €370, 000. 7. LOWER PEGIA- 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom detached villa with totally enclosed gardens, workshop and storage units. Master bedroom en-suite, downstairs bathroom, private 8mx4m pool, to be sold including quality furniture. Covered area 132sq. mtrs on a plot 378sq. mtrs. TITLE DEEDS. Priced to sell at €295, 000. 8. MARATHOUNDA- Superb 4 Bedroom detached villa with a covered area 310sq. mtrs on a beautiful plot of 928sq. mtrs. Set in an unspoilt area offering marvellous views. All bedrooms en-suite, large lounge with stone carved fire surround and wood burning fire, black granite work surfaces, traditional stone arches, private 8mx4m pool, outbuildings, garage. Many many extras. Price includes all furniture and white goods. TITLE DEEDS. Priced well below the market value at €475, 000. For further details please contact 99874804 or E-mail: **************************** FOR SALE special offer, €79, 000 first floor apartment in Protaras, fully furnished with 2 bedrooms and a swimming pool. Walking distance to the beach of Ayia Triada and all amenities. Tel: 97 608941. ****************************

AYIA NAPA ***************************** 1.AYIA NAPA, Studio for sale, 38 sqm, furnished and fully renovated, with title deed, in licensed complex, 5030m from Nissi Beach €49.000. Tel. 99621914. LARNACA *****************************

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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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Advertiser FOR PAPHIAKOS ANIMAL WELFARE SOS HELPLINE, 24 HOUR MEDICAL EMERGENCY SERVICE - CALL 99655581 CONTACT DETAILS FOR PAPHIAKOS. 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 STOP, SHOP AND GIVE TO THE ANIMALS! ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME AT OUR CHARITY SHOPS! 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 Tel 26910325 Shop No.2 Ap Pavlou Avenue, Kato Paphos Tel 26942894 Shop No.3 Gr. Afxentiou Avensia Court 3 Larnaca 24623494 Shop No.4 9 Ayiou Ioanni Street 3061 Limassol 25561695 Peyia Information Centre & Shop & T Rooms 26622828 Polis Information Centre & Shop & T Rooms 99223572 Book Exchange Shop Trimithousa 99771763 Our shops are always happy to receive your unwanted goods! NOW YOU CAN HELP BY COLLECTING YOUR ALUMINIUM CANS AND HANDING THEM IN AT ANY PAPHIAKOS CHARITY SHOP OR THE CLINIC. SAVE AN ANIMAL AND SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT!! 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. FORTHCOMING EVENTS FOR PAPHIAKOS CHARITY NO. 1529 WORLD ANIMAL DAY. On Thursday October 4th Paphiakos will be micro chipping pets for only €20 including all the paperwork. For further information telephone 26953496. To celebrate World Animal Day on Thursday October 4th Paphiakos will be offering free spaying/neutering for all feral and unwanted animals as they do throughout the year. Contact 26953496 for further details. PAPHIAKOS SHELTER OPEN DAY The Open Day will be held on Sunday October 7th between 10am and 3pm. It will be a Family Fun Day out with a lot of different activities. There is car parking, toilets and refreshments on site so enjoy and join in the celebration of animals and what they bring to our lives. Entrance is €2 CHARITY HAIR CUT. On Thursday 4th October 09.30-17.30 without an appointment Andri at Atlantic Bay Hotel (2nd Floor) will be charging €5 for a haircut with all proceeds going to Paphiakos. Telephone Suzanne on 99151996 or Andri on 99604783. PAPHIAKOS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. Saturday November 24th 9am – 3pm at the Crazy Spoon Restaurant. For further details contact 99151996. Stalls, Santa’s Grotto, Donkey Rides, Pirate Pat and many more.

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Television PICK OF THE DAY Appaloosa (Novacinema2, 22.00) There is perhaps no genre as full of pitfalls for contemporary fi lmmakers as the Western. Last year’s crop were either pretentious (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) or ramped up the violence to absurd excess (the remake of 3:10 to Yuma). Ed Harris, though, directs the old-school Western Appaloosa in a refreshingly straightforward style. It’s as no-nonsense as his lead performance as Virgil Cole, a leathery gunfighter with nerves of steel. He is hired by the city of Appaloosa in the New Mexico Territory. It’s 1882, and city fathers (led by Timothy Spall) want the streets made safe for business after rancher Randall Brigg (Jeremy Irons in an intriguing bit of casting) has killed the marshal. So they hire Virgil, who arrives with his longtime deputy Everett Hitch (Viggo Mortensen) and suspends the city’s laws in favour of his own, much stricter ones. Given that Harris bears more than a passing resemblance to a certain Republican presidential candidate, it looks for a spell like Harris and his co-screenwriter, Robert Knott, might be fi xing to offer up a political allegory in this reverse twist on “High Noon.” Fortunately, Harris heads off in a more interesting direction in an adaptation that sticks close

to a novel by Robert B. Parker, including much witty dialogue taken directly from the printed page. Virgil and Everett are two of the more talkative Western heroes we’ve seen in a while, and their exact relationship is intriguing. Everett tells us in narration that Virgil’s contact with women has been limited to “whores and squaws.” Indeed, the new marshal’s motto is “feelings get you killed.” So Everett is possibly jealous, certainly bemused and fi nally concerned when a piano-playing widow named Allison French (Renée Zellweger, in her fi rst tolerable performance since Cold Mountain) arrives in Appaloosa and his smitten pal begins building a house for her. Things come to a head as Virgil puts Randall on trial for murder and the widow is abducted. Harris, whose only previous directorial effort was the vastly different Pollock, has an abiding affection and affi nity for the Western, paying homage to Rio Bravo among more obvious sources. Beautifully photographed by Dean Semler, Appaloosa is the best Western since Open Range (2003) and shows there’s still life in this most unfashionable of genres. Made in 2008.

By Lou Lumenick - New York Post



White Material (Novacinema1, 22.00) Much-liked by highbrow critics, because it’s directed by Claire Denis who’s among the world’s most prestigious fi lmmakers - and this is actually a good place to start with Denis, being more accessible than other fi lms like Beau Travail or The Intruder. For one thing, it stars a well-known name (Isabelle Huppert); for another, it’s something of a thriller, a surprisingly straightforward tale of post-colonial revolution in Africa (Denis herself spent most of her childhood in West Africa), with Huppert refusing to leave her coffee plantation even as the rebels come closer. Not much plot, as usual with this director, but the landscapes are vivid, there’s a strong underlying atmosphere of unease, and some scenes - like the privileged white boy swimming while a pair of small African kids approach with spear and machete - are very memorable. In French; made in 2009.

The French Connection (Capital, 22.40) The opposite of pointless and artsy - though some may wonder how something so red-blooded ended up winning Oscars for Best Picture, Director and Actor. That lastnamed Oscar is perhaps the key, because Gene Hackman as Jimmy ‘Popeye’ Doyle was a new kind of cop - dogged and heroic but also vicious, short-tempered, and brutal with suspects - for a new kind of world, making the fi lm feel madly topical in a fast-changing America; he and his partner (Roy Scheider) investigate the titular scheme to smuggle drugs from France to New York - and the fi lm isn’t much more than a skilful B-movie with a famous car chase involving an elevated railway, but remarkably well-done within those limits. Made in 1971.

Priest (Novacinema3, 23.00) “The acclaimed graphic novel comes to life” promises the trailer - which is usually a red flag, because what works in graphic novels (i.e. comic books) tends to be tedious in movies. Lots of snazzy futuristic visuals, as you might expect with a Hollywood budget, not much character drama despite the presence of some fi ne actors. “The citizens have complete faith in the Church’s ability to keep them safe,” intones Christopher Plummer (fresh from winning an Oscar, for goodness sake!); “You will not shake that faith”. “What good is that faith, if it’s a lie?” retorts Paul Bettany as our hero, the titular priest - though actually more of a warrior, caught in a post-apocalyptic world torn by centuries of war between men and vampires. The vampires grab his niece so he ventures out to fi nd her, against the wishes of head honcho Plummer who sends other priests to bring him back “dead or alive”. Whatever happened to Sunday sermons and hearing the occasional confession? Made in 2011.

French Connection (Capital, 22.40)

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09:30 Football: Uefa Women’s Champions League 11:00 Football: Next Gen Series 12:00 Futsal: World Cup Thailand 16:45 Figure Skating: Isu Grand Prix-Cup Of Russia 19:45 Equestrian: Horse Racing Time 20:00 Bowling: Pba Tour Usa 21:00 Strongest Man: European Champions League Turkey 22:00 Boxing 00:00 Poker: Partouche Poker Tour Cannes 01:00 Motorsports: Gta Road To Dubai 01:15 Futsal: World Cup Thailand 02:15 All Sports: Watts

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05:25 Cine News 06:00 The Ghost And The Darkness 07:55 Cine News 08:40 The Edge Of Love 10:35 Radio Days 12:10 Cine News 15:20 Water For Elephants 17:25 Spotlight On 18:05 Real Steel 22:00 Appaloosa 00:00 The Big Bang 01:45 Phone Booth 03:15 Cine News 03:50 Haevnen

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07:00 Chowder 07:25 The Marvelous Misadventures Of Flapjack 07:50 The Tom & Jerry Show 08:15 Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! 08:40 Loonatics Unleashed 09:05 Superman: The Animated Series 09:55 The Looney Tunes Show 10:20 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:45 Fanboy & Chum Chum 11:10 The X’s 11:35 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 12:00 Dora The Explorer 12:25 Spongebob Squarepants 13:15 The Mighty B! 13:40 My Life As A Teenage Robot 14:05 Hey Arnold! 14:30 ICarly 15:20 Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! 15:45 Justice League Unlimited 16:10 Legion Of Super Heroes 16:35 Young Justice 17:00 K9 Nation 17:30 Planet Speed 18:00 Barclays Premier League World 18:30 NBA Action 19:00 La Liga World 19:30 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 21:30 A’ Divi-

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07:15 Aliens In America 08:00 Two And A Half Men 08:30 Luck 09:30 Harry’s Law 10:30 Chuck 11:15 Supernatural 12:45 Hawaii Five-0 13:30 Aliens In America 14:15 Luck 15:15 Harry’s Law 16:05 The Big Bang Theory 16:25 According To Jim 17:20 Southland 18:05 C.S.I. New York 19:00 Hawaii Five-0 19:45 Gossip Girl 20:30 Entourage 21:00 NCIS: Los Angeles 22:30 The Cult 23:20 The Mentalist 00:10 The Parallax View 01:55 Splice 03:45 The Big Bang Theory 04:10 According To Jim 05:00 Southland 05:45 C.S.I. New York 06:30 Hawaii Five-0

07:45 Sucker Punch 09:45 There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane 11:30 Cookie 13:15 Kardia 14:45 Avatar 17:30 Flags Of Our Fathers 20:00 World’s Greatest Dad 22:00 Grace Is Gone 23:30 Action Zone 00:05 Daring! TV 03:45 Slave 05:15 The Expendables

07:00 Dog Whisperer 08:00 Earth From Space 10:00 The Link 11:00 Templars: The Last Stand 12:00 Chasing UFOS 13:00 Earth Investigated 14:00 Banged Up Abroad 15:00 Last War Heroes 16:00 Seconds From Disaster 17:00 Stalking Hitler’s Generals 18:00 Air Crash Investigation 19:00 Dog Whisperer 20:00 Strippers: Cars For Cash 21:00 Scam City 22:00 Banged Up Abroad 23:00 Breakout 00:00 Scam City 01:00 Banged Up Abroad 02:00 Breakout 03:00 Strippers: Cars For Cash 04:00 Scam City 05:00 Banged Up Abroad 06:00 Dog Whisperer

05:45 Middle Of Nowhere 07:20 Christmas Cupid 08:45 The Conquest 10:35 Cine

19:15 Kathe Savvato 21:00 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 22:40 Last Night 04:30 Extraordinary Measures

00:30 Top 10 - Presidential Golfers 01:00 Golf Central International 01:30 School Of Golf 02:00 NHL Teams TBA 04:30 Fox College Football Preview Show 05:00 Big Ten Women’s Volleyball Northwestern At Ohio State 07:00 European Tour: Barclays Singapore Open Rd. 2 12:00 Asian Tour Hero Indian Open 12:30 Golf Central International 13:00 Pass Time 13:30 Rip To The Tip 2011 No Man Left Behind 14:00 Car Warriors 2 ‘33 Ford Hot Rod 15:00 Nfl Game Day 15:30 Big Ten Women’s Volleyball Illinois At Penn State 17:30 NHL Teams TBA 18:00 Pre Game(R) 18:45 Championship 2012-13: Aep Vs Aek (R) 20:45 Post Game (R) 21:30 21:45 PGA Tour: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic Rd. 2 23:00 Pass Time 23:30 Rip To The Tip 2011 No Man Left Behind 00:00 Car Warriors 2 ‘33 Ford Hot Rod

07:00 Globe Trekker 09:00 Julian And Camilla’s World Odyssey 10:00 Departures 11:00 Off Limits 12:00 Globe Trekker 13:00 The World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides 14:00 Planet Sports 15:00 Nomad’s Land 16:00 Globe Trekker 17:00 Departures 18:00 Off Limits 19:00 Globe Trekker Round The World Marathon 20:00 Globe Trekker 21:00 Planet Food 22:00 Megalopolis 23:00 Globe Trekker 00:00 Essential 00:30 Bert The Conqueror 01:00 Globe Trekker 02:00 Planet Food 03:00 Megalopolis 04:00 Globe Trekker 05:00 Departures 06:00 Off Limits

07:00 Rose Marie 08:45 Spinout 10:20 The Oklahoma Kid 11:40 Lady L 13:30 A Patch Of Blue 15:15 Come Fly With Me 17:00 The Seven Hills Of Rome 18:40 Welcome To Hard Times 20:20 Gaby 22:00 Mutiny on the Bounty 00:50 Brotherly Love 02:40 The Fearless Vampire Killers 04:25 The Shoes of the Fisherman

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1 Undaunted with permutation I printed (8)


6 Some images of a wise and learned person (4) 8 Unfortunate state of Penny weighing relatively little (6) 9 Was to go briskly back and take by force (6) 10 Salt from the shop pa exchanged (9) 13 Small part of the first half of the alphabet (4) 14 Sink into the basin (3) 15 Type of lamp in the lane once (4) 16 In the church instrument there’s pronouncedly icy chemical (9) 19 Term of affection father gives to his favourite (6) 20 Pop in another name of a eastern country (6) 21 Provocative way to use a spoon (4) 22 Getting into a tangle whilst cleaning out (8)





15 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.

16 17 19

21 fixed portion, it’s a twist! (8) 11 Be clearly visible but refuse to agree (5,3) 12 I’m becoming unseemly (8)








17 Petrol exporting countries work with the community (4) 18 Painful growth in the fields (4)

Answers to crossword 2231

dance – or nothing? (5,8) 6 Being equal to a game in German capital (8) 7 Generally disheartened with

QUICK: Across – 1 Whoops; 4 Uneven; 9 Intercept; 10 Got; 11 Shannon; 13 Idler; 14 Secret agent; 18 Mid-on; 19 Taffeta; 21 Lit; 22 Lancaster; 24 Malady; 25 Screen. Down – 1 Whimsy; 2 Oft; 3 Perσn; 5 Netting; 6 Vigilance; 7 Notary; 8 Reinstating; 12 Anecdotal; 15 Rankled; 16 Emblem; 17 Matron; 20 Franc; 23 Toe.

Rating EASY

campsite? (7,6)

5 What to wear at a dinner and

Rating HARD

of an African river (4)

3 Right time to be furious (4) 4 Violent struggle on the

CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Vestry; 4 Astrid; 9 Nightmare; 10 Cur; 11 Tubular; 13 Pound; 14 Proliferate; 18 Prawn; 19 Rapidly; 21 Aha; 22 The States; 24 Longer; 25 Rhythm. Down – 1 Vanity; 2 Sag; 3 Ratel; 5 Sweeper; 6 Recounted; 7 Deride; 8 Dairy farmer; 12 Born-again; 15 Lunette; 16 Sprawl; 17 Gypsum; 20 Pitch; 23 Tat.

Rating EASY

2 Most of the remarkable inlet



QUICK Across


1 Fielding position (5-3) 6 Method (4) 8 Back of the neck (6) 9 Persuade (6) 10 Procession (9) 13 Smart (4) 14 On one’s ___,

2 German white wine

15 16 19 20 21



(alone) (3) Armoured vehicle (4) Afflicted (9) Workroom (6) ______ and truly (6) Entrance to a mine (4) Completeness (8)


3 Overwhelming defeat (4)

4 Outdistanced immediately (4,2,3,4)

5 Grit one’s teeth (4,3,4,2)

6 Decimate (anag.) (8) 7 Determining (8) 11 Insulted (8) 12 Show to be correct (8)

17 Autumn in America (4)

18 Coagulate (4)

ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

Chatter with one person seems to be going really well. Although this may become something more than a flirty exchange, to get there, you need to be factual, so don’t let charm and banter get in the way of being true to yourself. Yet this is a time when the more risk taking side of your nature, can flourish. Just try not to be too impulsive.

You can find yourself making some upbeat plans to socialise for the weekend. Things may be fast moving, and there could be some changes of mind. But if you can get with the special people or special person in your life, and be clear of any distractions, events may turn out to be particularly playful and fun. Christmas arrangements can also be discussed.

Considering the Sun continues in the most reflective sector of your solar horoscope, and there are four planets all twisting backwards, your situation remains remarkably upbeat. Your links with others can certainly be enhanced, because of all the zodiac signs, you can be the most open minded. Not everything will flow perfectly, but much can delight.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

Someone can be very generous to you now, but if they are, chances are that this stems from some kind of past good deed or kindness that you have shown. However, there is a conflict in the heavens between enjoying things in the here and now, and being attuned to protecting your long term interests. Setting yourself a budget may help.

The Moon in your sign today, blends well with the Sun. You may find other people gravitate towards you for your advice and insights. Anything linked to job applications, or meeting someone for a business meeting or lunch, is also very well placed. Looking again at the organisation at home, could, with a fresh take, throw up a solution to an old problem.

Your ruler Saturn remains in support of Mercury. This combination may find you on a mission to delve, to discover and to grow your understanding. Someone may also give you some confidential advice. For now, you may prefer to let this germinate in your mind, but you could be building up a picture of how you want to go forwards on one sensitive issue.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

There is so much good stuff bubbling away in the cosmos, but to make the most of this, just be conscious of the role of your ruler Mercury. This is helping you in its bright and sparkly link to Uranus, but does remain in retrograde. The best way to deal with this, is just double check other people have the same understanding of situations as you do.

Don’t doubt yourself or the validity of your plans. In fact, if one friendship is really sparkling, part of you can wonder if this is for real and will endure. For some months the unpredictability of Uranus has thrown you quite a few curved balls as far as other people’s attitudes are concerned, and that may be why you remain a little cautious.

Your ambitions and responsibilities continue to be to the fore, but it needn’t be all work and no play Aquarius, because there is the potential for your natural people skills to help you do well both professionally and socially. Neither be fearful of trying out some of your far sighted ideas. Not all may come off, but some may. If you don’t try, you won’t know.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

In essence, there is quite a complex skyscape today, and to surf this well, try not to over extend yourself. All of us only have a finite amount of energy, and there may be a temptation for you to push yourself a little harder than you need to. Also, be conscious that providing help to others needs to be on your terms. Don’t end up feeling used.

You may need to stay eagle eyed about your everyday expenditure, and if someone is late paying you money they owe, then do be persistent. Put in that polite phone call. Follow it up with an email confirming any promises or pledges that they make to you. All this will help to tighten things up and show that you are not one to be messed with.

People in positions of influence are becoming more conscious of what you have to offer. You may even find an older person within the family starts to take a more avid interest in your abilities. And Mars is giving you just that little more personal confidence to show that you have got what it takes. Financially, a breakthrough or treat is possible.


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Sport Aussies to target S. Africa with short stuff By Nick Mulvenney

Australia may opt for a four-pronged pace attack

AUSTRALIA’S pace bowlers would be pushing the boundaries of acceptable aggression with a barrage of short bowling at South Africa’s batsmen in this week’s first Test against the Proteas, captain Michael Clarke said yesterday. South Africa come into the three-match series as the top ranked team in Test cricket with four batsmen in the top 10 of the individual standings and looking to win back-toback series on Australian soil. Clarke said the likes of Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith and AB De

Villiers could expect a hostile reception from his seamers on what is expected to be a bouncy wicket at the Gabba, where the first match starts today. “I wouldn’t be surprised if you saw a lot of short stuff, that’s for sure,” he told a news conference. “When you’ve got four guys who can bowl at well over 140 kilometres per hour, they’re not shy on bouncers whether it be in the nets or in the centre. “The young quicks know what they have to do, they know how important it is that they execute their skills. But they know they need to keep the same aggression they had

last summer against India. “They understand there’s a line they can’t cross but we’ll be pushing that line.” Clarke said he had not decided whether to use Ben Hilfenhaus, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson and Mitchell Starc as a four-pronged pace attack at the Gabba and leave spinner Nathan Lyon to handle the drinks. “The wicket’s changed a bit and I need to wait and see if it changes any more come the morning,” he added. “I guess weather plays a big part, whether it’s overcast or the sun’s shining, the forecast is okay for the week but I guess we just want to have a good look at it.”

Federer beats Ferrer at ATP Finals

Wiggins falls foul of white van curse

By Martyn Herman

Tour de France champ knocked off his bike By Mitch Phillips


BRADLEY Wiggins survived everything the Tour de France could throw at him then gritted his teeth through the agony of the Olympic time trial but, like so many other British cyclists, he eventually fell victim to the dreaded white van. Wiggins spent Wednesday night in hospital with rib injuries and cuts and bruises after being knocked off his bike by a white van outside a petrol station. ‘White Van Man’ is now a reference for drivers in white vans who show a disregard for other road users, although no blame is being apportioned for what happened on Wednesday when he was out for a training ride near his home in Lancashire, northern England. Wiggins might be in line to be crowned Britain’s sports personality of the year after becoming the country’s first Tour champion then added his fourth Olympic gold but to his local police force he

remained just another one of the thousands of cyclists hurt by cars in Britain every year. “A cyclist has been involved in a collision with a white Vauxhall Astra van. The rider of the bike, a 32year-old local man, was taken to hospital by ambulance with injuries not thought to be life-threatening,” Lancashire Police said in a statement. Team Sky also issued a statement late on Wednesday, identifying their man as the victim, and adding: “He is being kept in hospital overnight for observation but the injuries he has sustained are not thought to be serious and he is expected to make a full and speedy recovery.” The BBC reported that Wiggins had suffered broken ribs. The Daily Telegraph quoted the female van driver as saying: “I can’t believe it. Of all the people to hit, bloody Bradley Wiggins.” Yasmin Smith, 21, an attendant at the garage, told the local Lancashire

Evening News that Wiggins had to wait 15 minutes for an ambulance. “I was in the back room making a cup of tea when I heard the screeching of a tyre and a massive bang,” she said. “I shot out of the garage and I saw a gentleman sitting on the pavement. He was going a bit blue, his colour was changing. “The wing mirror was cleaned off the van so it must have been at force that he was hit. “I put my arm around him and said ‘come on back to the car.’ He was in pain and said ‘I think I’ve broken my ribs.’ “His wife tried to hug him and he said: ‘Don’t, my ribs’”. Speaking on ITV yesterday, Smith said that the van driver was shaken by the incident. “She was very upset, even more upset when the police actually said ‘do you realise who you’ve hit?’,” she said. “That really put her back, because obviously she felt bad enough.”

The weather yesterday was overcast with a few scattered showers and intermittent sunshine over the Gabba pitch, which had a green sheen to it. Australia’s plans on how to target individual batsmen short balls to Amla, Kallis and JP Duminy, for example - were exposed in a supposed leaked ‘team dossier’ published by the Courier Mail newspaper yesterday. Clarke said it had made an “interesting read” but said it had not been assembled by the team and he had played no part in it being leaked - if it was indeed intended as a psychological ploy to unsettle the South Africans.

Bradley Wiggins was hit by a female white van driver outside a petrol station near his home in Lancashire

DEFENDING champion Roger Federer guaranteed his place in the last four of the ATP World Tour Finals with a straight-sets win over Spain’s David Ferrer yesterday. The Swiss world number two, bidding for a seventh title at the end-of-season finale, dished out yet more punishment to Ferrer in a 6-4 7-6 victory at the O2, taking his career record over the tenacious Spaniard to 14-0. Ferrer’s fate will be decided in the final round of group matches tomorrow when he faces Janko Tipsarevic. Federer has now won his last 12 matches at the ATP World Tour Finals since losing to Nikolay Davydenko in the semi-finals when the tournament made its debut at the spectacular O2 Arena. With two comfortable wins under his belt this year few would bet against him finishing his year on a high by clinching a hat-trick of titles here. In the late Group B match last night, Tipsarevic took on Juan Martin Del Potro with both players seeking a first win.

Ricky Hatton ‘will win’ comeback fight, says Brit

Spurs crushed by Clippers in Lancaster leaves England first loss of the NBA season fresh-faced for Fiji test

RICKY Hatton will win his comeback fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko with ease, according to the only British boxer to face the Ukrainian. Stuart Elwell, 34, fought the then WBA intercontinental welterweight champion in 2008 and lost in the second round. Elwell insists if Hatton, 34, fights aggressively at Manchester’s MEN Arena on 24 November, he will be too strong. Hatton, a former IBF and WBA light welterweight champion who also held the WBA welterweight belt, is returning to the ring for his first fight since being knocked out by Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas in 2009.

FOUR-TIME NBA champions San Antonio Spurs crashed to their first defeat of the season as the Los Angeles Clippers dazzled with high-flying dunks and tight defense on the way to a crushing 106-84 win. Unbeaten in their first four games, the Spurs were no match for an energised Clippers team at a sellout Staples Center where twice All-Star Blake Griffin was a tower of strength, recording a game-high 22 points along with 10 rebounds. Clippers centre DeAndre Jordan weighed in with 20 points and 11 rebounds while back-up guard Eric Bledsoe contributed 15 points and Matt Barnes, also off the bench, 12.

STUART Lancaster has named one of the most inexperienced England teams of recent years for their test against Fiji tomorrow as he continues his trawl of the Premiership in search of the perfect blend for an assault on the 2015 World Cup. Lancaster, who gave seven players their debuts in his first match in charge against Scotland this year, is set to blood three more on Saturday with Tom Youngs starting at hooker and prop Maku Vunipola and lock Joe Launchbury on the bench. Youngs switched to hooker from centre only three years ago and steps in for the injured Dylan Hartley.


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Chelsea deserved victory for persistence, says Di Matteo

Jubilant Juventus risk getting carried away

Holders just about see off impressive Shakhtar

By Brian Homewood

By Mike Collett CHELSEA sunk slick Shakhtar Donetsk 3-2 with their final roll of the dice on Wednesday but coach Roberto Di Matteo said they were not lucky winners and deserved a victory that took them closer to the Champions League knockout stage. The European Champions and Shakhtar were drawing 2-2 at Stamford Bridge with just seconds remaining before substitute Victor Moses thundered in a header from a corner. “I think in terms of the timing of the goal you could agree there was an element of luck because it was the last action of the game but when you get a win against such a good team as them you deserve it,” Di Matteo told a news conference. “We did a lot of good things and put them under pressure, especially in the first half, which produced our two goals for Fernando Torres and Oscar. We got those goals with high pressure on the goalkeeper. “It was a game we needed to win and we achieved that under a lot of pressure. We need to get something out of our last games now.” Di Matteo added: “It was always going to be a hard match. They are a very good side and they have lots of

The European champions were given a really tough game by the slick Ukrainians before sealing a last-gasp win

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good individual players and they play well as a team. Certainly because we went ahead twice and lost the lead and we need to work on these things.” Explaining why club skipper John Terry was left on the bench, even though he was

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eligible to play, he said: “JT is a fantastic player for this club. “He’s got many qualities and I’m very happy he’s back available for us and considering the last four weeks with the pressure of life - I thought I needed players who were

100 per cent match fit for a game like this but I’m very happy he’s back with us and available.” Terry has missed four domestic matches because of suspension, and Di Matteo continued: “It’s not easy to tell a player he’s not starting a game.” Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu, the last coach to win a group match at Chelsea when his Besiktas team won at Stamford Bridge in 2003, rued the loss. “What can I say? I think we had a lot of the ball and we played better than them. “We had much better organisation in all our attacks. We had possibilities to score

more. It was a pity in the last minutes we did not take opportunities. We left some spaces behind. It was a big mistake the third goal and it’s painful to lose like that.” He also regretted the mistakes made by his goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov. “Yes, we have two matches to play and I still think we can qualify for the last 16, but it would have been much easier with a point. It was a pity that today we unfortunately had a goalkeeper who made some mistakes and that cost us. “He forgot at the last moment. I am very angry it was a lack of concentration and lack of experience, something went there.”

Six-hitters Bayern stay grounded after Lille demolition By Karolos Grohmann

Claudio Pizarro scored a 15-minute hat-trick as Bayern scored five times in the first 33 minutes

BAYERN Munich played their best game this season to thrash Lille 6-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday with five goals in 33 minutes but the Germans warned they needed to remain grounded as they seek to end a two-year spell without a title. The Bavarians exploded in the first half, carving out the biggest half-time lead in the history of the competition in a one-sided game that put the four-time European champions in the driving seat for a spot in the next round with two games left. Bayern, losing finalists in both 2010 and 2012, eased off in the second half to score once more and go up to nine points in Group F, as many as Valencia who beat BATE Borisov 4-2. The result means Lille, who have lost all four games,

are eliminated. Whoever wins the next match between Bayern and Valencia in Spain on November 20 will definitely go through, although BATE still have a chance of finishing second. “This was a superb game and especially the first half was as good as it can ever get,” said winger Arjen Robben, gradually hitting top form after a month out with a back injury. “But we have to remain with both feet on the ground and have to continue in exactly the same way. We have keep playing like that and not let off.” “At the moment everything is going great but we have to make sure that we hit top form in every game.” The Bavarians, who are also in command in the Bundesliga, seven points clear at the top, have so far dispelled any fears of a possible dip in form similar to last season that eventually cost them

any silverware. A frantic pace set from the start as well as the commitment of several players, including Ribery, to work hard in defence as well, gave the French team no chance as the Bavarians struck five times in the opening 33 minutes. “I think everyone saw that my team was very motivated and very concentrated,” said coach Jupp Heynckes. “It was flawless in the first half. We played as a team with textbook combinations to and great finishes.” “Obviously we had great plays in the first half, but the opponent was not in top form. I do not want to put a dampener on things but that is what it is,” he told reporters. For Heynckes the convincing victory also reignited talks of a contract extension before his two year deal with Bayern runs out at the end of the season.

JUVENTUS were in euphoric mood after trouncing Nordsjaelland 4-0 in the Champions League, yet still have a huge job in front of them if they are to reach the knockout stages. Defender Leonardo Bonucci described their performance against the Danish champions as “close to perfection” while goalkeeper Gianliugi Buffon said it showed that few teams could match the Serie A champions on a good day. “We are Juve and we have to try to win every game we play,” Bonucci told reporters. “We played a very good game, this was a great Juventus. I think we were close to perfection.” Assistant coach Angelo Alessio, who is standing in for the suspended Antonio Conte, added: “Everybody played well and the result is clear: it was a great performance.” Buffon said: “This was a very convincing performance that showed if Juve step on to the field with the right ingredients then few teams in the world can keep up with them.” Juve’s relief was certainly understandable given the circumstances.

UNBEATEN RECORD They had lost a 49-match unbeaten Serie A record against Inter Milan on Saturday and had drawn their last nine European games, including the first three in Group E against Shakhtar Donetsk, Chelsea and away to Nordsjaelland. Yet, just as talk of a crisis following Saturday’s defeat may have been exaggerated, they appeared to be over-reacting to their win against inexperienced opponents who had already conceded seven goals in the group and scored only one. Juve are still likely to need four points from their last two games, at home to Chelsea on November 20, and away to Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk, if they are to progress. When Andrea Pirlo is at his majestic best and Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio are in full flow in midfield, they are certainly a formidable outfit especially with a home crowd behind them. But they tend to play their best football in fits and starts, struggling to maintain their rhythm for the whole match, and are prone to lapses in concentration. With a squad which lacks strength in depth, they are also vulnerable to injury and loss of form, with Pirlo especially difficult to replace. Question marks also hang over the strikeforce.

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Sport Royal Engineers avenge 1872 Cup final loss

We switched on when lights went off, says Smalling

ROYAL Engineers finally avenged their defeat by The Wanderers in the inaugural 1872 FA Cup final when they beat them 7-1 in a re-enactment of the game at The Oval. The match, played at the FA Cup Final’s original home where 20 of the first 21 finals were staged, was in aid of various charities. The oldest surviving FA Cup trophy - the original was stolen from a shop window display in Birmingham in 1895 and never recovered - was presented to the winners by its current owner David Gold, the co-chairman of West Ham. The Wanderers beat Royal Engineers 1-0 in the 1872 final and defeated them again in 1878. They disbanded in 1882 after winning all five FA Cup finals they competed in.

United qualify after late blitz against Braga By Phil Medlicott, MANCHESTER United defender Chris Smalling feels the team benefited from the unexpected break provided by a power cut in their 3-1 Champions League victory at Braga. United had not long fallen behind to Alan’s 49thminute penalty when some of the lights went out at the Estadio AXA, which led to play being stopped for around 15 minutes. The visitors had struggled to fashion much from the possession they had had up to that point, and the improvement in their game after the unscheduled interval suggested Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson had made the most of the opportunity to deliver an additional team-talk. They resumed with Rio Ferdinand having come on for Jonny Evans and following further substitutions to bring Robin van Persie and Rafael into the fray, United turned the contest on it’s head. Van Persie guided in an 80th-minute effort from outside the box, Wayne Rooney converted a penalty five minutes later and Javier Hernandez added a closerange strike in stoppagetime as Ferguson’s men registered their fourth win in four Group H games to confirm their qualification for the last 16 as group winners.

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Asked if he thought the floodlight failure had helped United, Smalling - who was making his first appearance of the season having recovered from a broken metatarsal - said: “Yes, I think it did in a way. “Especially after their goal. We knew we really had to pick ourselves up. “We had a lot of the ball but we weren’t really getting anywhere. So yes, it really helped us.” Smalling hailed the clinical finishing of van Persie, whose expertly-taken shot over the stranded Beto was his 11th goal of the season, and the courage shown by the Dutchman’s fellow striker Rooney in stepping up to take a spot-kick only four days after missing one in the Barclays Premier League win over Arsenal. “Van Persie is a person who only needs one chance,” Smalling said. “That was crucial and he’s proved that all season so far, and long may it continue. “Rooney is one of those who wants to put himself back in the firing line.

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“I think he showed he’s got the courage. You never have to doubt him really from the penalty spot.” Smalling last featured for the first-team in May, and asked about his return, the 22-year-old said: “It’s been so long and it’s been frustrating watching from the sidelines. “But it’s good to be able to come in and come back with a win as well so I’m feeling happy.” Having collected the maximum 12 points on offer so far, United can go into their final two Group H fixtures knowing they cannot be caught by Galatasaray or Cluj, both on four points, or Braga, who have three. It has been a considerable return to form for the Red Devils after they failed to get out of their group last season, and means that for the time being, their focus can be concentrated on the Premier League, which they also currently lead. Smalling said: “It’s a massive improvement on last year. We knew that wasn’t good enough.”

Europa League

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard is set to become only the sixth player to win 100 caps for England

STEVEN Gerrard is set to become the sixth England player to win 100 caps after being named in Roy Hodgson’s squad to play Sweden in a friendly in Stockholm next Wednesday. Gerrard, 32, was included in the 23-man party after Hodgson originally suggested that he would be among some senior players rested for the game. However, the manager changed his mind and Gerrard is now expected to reach the milestone but Ashley Cole, who also has 99 caps, will have to wait for his century. Cole, who missed Chelsea’s Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday with a hamstring injury, is also a doubt for Liverpool’s visit to Stamford Bridge on Sunday. “I’ve been around the set-up

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Beaming in the rain: Wayne Rooney (left) and Robin van Persie both scored in the last ten minutes

Gerrard set to win 100th cap By Mike Collett

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an awful long time,” Gerrard said. “But I don’t feel old, I’m not getting bored with it. “I still feel fresh, looking forward to the next game as much as my debut. “Every time you put the England shirt on it is a proud moment.” There was a welcome return for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who has overcome ankle problems and could make his first appearance for England since playing against Switzerland in June of last year. Everton’s Leon Osman earned his first call-up and Liverpool youngsters Raheem Sterling, 17, and Jonjo Shelvey, 20, were named in the squad for the first time after being invited in as replacements earlier this season. If Gerrard plays he will join Peter Shilton (125), David Beckham (115), Bobby Moore (108), Bobby Charlton (106) and Billy Wright (105) as Eng-

land’s sixth centurion. Squad: Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Celtic), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City); Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Steven Caulker (Tottenham Hotspur), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur). Midfielders: Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur), Leon Osman (Everton), Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Manchester United) Forwards: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United).

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Fenerbahce inflict another defeat on AEL Fenerbahce 2 AEL 0 By Nemanja Bjedov CYPRIOT champions AEL lost 2-0 to Turkish outfit Fenerbahce on the fourth match day of Europa League Group C, at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium in Istanbul yesterday evening. Michalis Konstantinou had two chances to open the proceedings within the first

five minutes of the match, but the experienced forward narrowly missed the target two minutes into the game and then three minutes later his effort was brilliantly saved by Volkan Demirel. Despite the Cypriot side dominating the opening stages of the match it was the hosts who broke the deadlock in the 11th minute when Cristian’s corner was deflected by Gökhan Gönül into the path of Dirk Kuyt, and the Dutch international showed his agility in eluding Matias Degra before sweeping the ball in. Jorge Costa’s men continued

to push forward, looking for an equalizer, but when Moussa Sow made it 2-0 four minutes before the interval it was clear the Limassol team had a mountain to climb in the second half. The Senegalese international feigned to shoot inside the area before he unleashed a sumptuous curling effort which nestled inside the far corner of Degra’s goal. The home team controlled the match after the interval and it was all over when Ouon was sent off 20 minutes from time for a foul on Sow. AEL now only have a remote

chance of advancing to the next round of the competition, as they must win both of their remaining two matches - against Olympique de Marseille in Nicosia and Borussia in Mönchengladbach - and hope the other results go their way. They are currently bottom of the group with a single point from four matches, while Fenerbahce lead with 10 points. Olympique de Marseille drew 2-2 against the Germans on the night and both teams now have five points, but the French side is ahead on a superior goal difference.

Fenerbahce’s Kuyt (centre) netted in the 11th minute

Celtic joy after magical night Lennon revels in one of his greatest nights By Mike Collett


ELTIC fans celebrated through the night after the team beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Champions League at Parkhead on Wednesday to give their supporters what is being described as the second greatest night in the club’s history. In the week that the Scottish champions marked their 125th birthday, goals from Victor Wanyama and teenager Tony Watt gave Celtic their greatest international success since they beat Inter Milan to lift the European Cup in Lisbon in 1967. “This is mind-blowing, this is Celtic 2, Barcelona 0,” a match commentator exclaimed when Watt scored Celtic’s second with seven minutes to play before adding at the final whistle: “Wow, wow wow ! A phenomenal result for (manager) Neil Lennon and his legends in hoops.” he passionate Among the ock Celtic fans, rock wstar Rod Stewn art was seen n with tears in his eyes as Celtic gave him and the 55,000 ecn static fans in m the stadium reasons to believe they had mething just seen something very special. Celtic were only narrowly beaten by Barca at the Camp Nou two weeks ago, and while

Teenager Tony Watt sealed the win to give Celtic their greatest international success since they beat Inter Milan to lift the European Cup in 1967. Manager Neil Lennon (below) said he hoped the result would help restore pride in Scottish football they were praised for their resilience in that 2-1 defeat, this 2-1 success - despite Barca having 84 per cent possession of the ball - represents one of the biggest upsets in th he Champions Cham the League year for years. Even the English editions of Brit Britain’s papers ha hailed their victo tory in banne ner headlines ye yesterday with th Daily Mirthe ro ror and Daily Ma giving them Mail pre precedence over Che Chelsea and Manches chester United’s victo victories against Sha Shakhtar Donetsk and Braga respective tively. T The result left

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Celtic with a strong chance of making it into the last 16. Barcelona lead Group G with nine points, followed by Celtic on seven, Benfica on four and Spartak Moscow bottom with three. Celtic’s remaining games are at Benfica on November 20 and at home to Spartak on December 5 but if Barca beat Spartak in their next match as seems likely, Celtic

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will only need a draw in Lisbon to qualify. Lennon, who could hardly contain his joy at the end, said afterwards it was one of the greatest nights of his career and he hoped it would help restore pride in Scottish football. Celtic’s Old Firm rivals Rangers, the country’s other traditional powerhouse, have been demoted to the fourth

tier after going into administration and Craig Levein was sacked from his role as national team manager after Scotland’s miserable start to their World Cup qualifying campaign. “This is a great footballing country with great history whether it be club wise or nationally and it has produced some of the greatest players to play the game,” Lennon said. “It’s had a lull but when we came into this competition we wanted to gain respect for the players, for the club, because it has a great reputation, and for the game here and I hope that it’s given the game a huge boost. “We’ve just beaten the best team in the world,” Lennon said afterwards. “The players have just had

two of the severest examinations they will ever get in their career and come through it with flying colours.” Watt, who is just 18, added: “We’ve just beaten Barcelona in the Champions League. There is nothing better, is there?” Kenyan midfielder Wanyama headed past Victor Valdes in the 21st minute with Celtic’s only effort of the first half while Lionel Messi and Alexis Sanchez were both denied by the woodwork for Barca. Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster repulsed Messi in the second period before Watt latched on to a long clearance from Forster to score in the 83rd minute. Messi netted in the first minute of stoppage time but it was too late for Barcelona who controlled the ball for much of the match but for once could not turn their dominance into goals. Barca’s players meanwhile reacted calmly to the shock result. “We are still in first place and we are relaxed,” World Player of the Year Lionel Messi told reporters. “I think we did everything well, we got into goal-scoring positions but the ball just didn’t go in,” added the Argentine, who became a father for the first time when his son Thiago was born on Friday. “They were comfortable closing ranks in defence, waiting for a chance to counterattack, a corner or a freekick and that’s how they managed to score the two goals.” Barca coach Tito Vilanova and his players were generally gracious in defeat and there was a sense they had even enjoyed the electric atmosphere at Celtic Park despite the defeat. “It’s a marvel, an example,” Barca’s Xavi told reporters.


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