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sraeli ministers were yesterday asked to endorse the call-up of up to 75,000 reservists after Palestinian militants nearly hit Jerusalem with a rocket for the first time in decades and fired at Tel Aviv for a second day. The rocket attacks were a challenge to Israel’s Gaza offensive and came just hours after Egypt’s prime minister, denouncing what he described as Israeli aggression, visited the enclave and said Cairo was prepared to mediate. Israel’s armed forces announced that a highway leading to the Gaza Strip and two roads bordering the enclave would be offlimits to civilian traffic until further notice. Tanks and self-propelled guns were seen near the border area yesterday, and the military said it had already called 16,000 reservists to active duty. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened senior cabinet

ministers in Tel Aviv after the rockets struck to decide on widening the Gaza campaign. Political sources said ministers were asked to approve the mobilisation of up to 75,000 reservists, in what could be preparation for a possible ground operation. No decision was immediately announced and some commentators speculated in the Israeli media the move could be psychological warfare against Gaza’s Hamas rulers. A quota of 30,000 reservists had been set earlier. Israel began bombing Gaza on Wednesday with an attack that killed the Hamas military chief. It says its campaign is in response to Hamas missiles fired on its territory. Hamas stepped up rocket attacks in response. Israeli police said a rocket fired from Gaza landed in the Jerusalem area, outside the city, yesterday. It was the first Palestinian rocket since 1970 to reach the vicinity of the holy city, which Israel TURN TO PAGE 9

Palestinian medical workers treat a badly wounded Palestinian at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City yesterday (AFP)

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Star Wars figurines, dominoes chosen to enter the Toy Hall of Fame

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DARTH Vader has taken up residence at the National Toy Hall of Fame. The intergalactic action figure and other characters from the Star Wars movies, as well as the game of dominoes were chosen this week to be included in the Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong, a children’s and

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cultural history museum in western New York. The winners muscled out 10 other nominees including the board game Clue and little green army men to take their place alongside Barbie, Mr Potato Head and the teddy bear in the Toy Hall of Fame. “Darth Vader is in the

house,” Patricia Hogan, the museum’s curator of toys and dolls, said in an interview. “The characters from Star Wars tie into a story that is as ancient as Greek or Roman mythology. They are a force to be reckoned with.” Dominoes, the other winner, emerged in China in the

late 1200s and became the rage in Europe in the 18th century. “I like to think that what links dominoes and the action figures this year is they’re both small but powerful products that create play opportunities,” said Christopher Bensch, the museum’s chief curator.

“We hold those up against our three big criteria: longevity, recognition, and creative learning-engagement play, not just pushing a button and letting something do its trick.” The winners were chosen from more than 300 toys that are nominated each year.


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THREE teenage British tourists facing manslaughter charges in relation to the death of a British soldier during a nightclub fight in Ayia Napa will be held in custody until their trial next year. “Famagusta district court has decided that all three… will remain in custody until the day of their trial on January 24,” Famagusta police spokesman George Economou told the Cyprus News Agency. The Larnaca criminal court will ask

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the three Britons, one 19-year-old and two aged 17, to enter a plea in January. Private David Lee Collins, 18, was stabbed to death in the early hours of November 4 after a confrontation over Collins’ home town, Manchester and rival city of London. Collins was stationed with the 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers at Dhekelia garrison. A post mortem said that he died from a “ruptured heart caused by a

sharp instrument”. Police found a switchblade at the scene, and 11 similar knives, a knuckleduster and cannabis at the trio’s hotel room. The Ayia Napa square where Collins was killed is out of bounds to British forces’ personnel between 5pm and 10am because of previous incidents. It is now completely out of bounds until further notice, a British forces spokeswoman has said.

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In lyceums, 32 per cent of students consume tobacco products and in gymnasiums some 17 per cent do

Up to one in three teenagers smoke Fresh anti-smoking campaign targets youth and drivers By Poly Pantelides WITH THE latest statistics showing that up to one in three secondary school students in Cyprus are smokers, the health ministry and the police are launching an anti-smoking campaign. “Smoking is the only cause of death that is preventable in the world today. It kills six million people a year, 600,000 of which have only been exposed to passive smoking. Unless urgent action is taken, tobacco will kill more than one billion people this century,” said health minister Androulla Agrotou. She was speaking at a news conference to present the police’s anti-smoking campaign plans. Part of the campaign will focus on drivers and smoking in the car and will start on Sunday and last a week. Police officers will distribute flyers to

drivers to inform them of the law. It is illegal to smoke in any vehicles carrying anyone aged 16 or younger. Offenders are punishable with a fine up to €1,700 and/or up to six months’ imprisonment. Passive smoking in cars is 23 times more harmful than it would be in a smoking area, but the public needs to become aware of the health risks of smoking in cars, Agrotou said. So the police will intensify checks, reporting and fining law breakers, police spokesman Andreas Angelides said yesterday. But despite previous and ongoing anti-smoking campaigns, schoolchildren continue to smoke. Academic at the Cyprus University of Technology, Costas Christofi, presented a recent study that collected questionnaires from 1,318 secondary school students. In lyceums, 32 per cent of

students consume tobacco products including shishas, and in gymnasiums some 17 per cent do, Christofi said. Cabinet has approved an anti-smoking policy created by an inter-departmental team following guidelines from World Health Organisation and the European Union. The policy aims to prevent children and youth from starting to smoke so they do not develop an addiction, to help smokers quit and to promote a smoke-free environment through legislative and other measures, Agrotou said. She said the ministry was in the process of appointing a national committee to implement and supervise related activities. In the meantime, police report a drop of 29 per cent in charges related to smoking in cars with minors, something they attributed yesterday to the public learning to follow the law.


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Government firm over SGOs Post-bailout debt could be sustainable at 120 per cent of GDP By George Psyllides CYPRIOT debt could be sustainable after a bailout, reports suggested yesterday, as the government said there was still disagreement with international lenders on certain matters, including the proposal to privatise profitable semi-government organisations (SGOs). The size of the potential bailout - the bulk of it for banks - will probably determine how strict the island’s adjustment programme would be. “An unsustainable debt has other conditions,” government spokes-

man Stefanos Stefanou said. Included in those conditions is the privatisation of profitable SGOs like the telecommunications company CyTA. The lenders - European Commission, IMF, European Central Bank - have so far insisted that Cyprus’ debt would be unsustainable after the bailout. The government disagrees. Preliminary results of an audit into the banks’ loan portfolios are not expected before December but some figures provided by the company undertaking the task appear to indicate that the debt would be sustainable - after the bailout - at around 120 per cent of GDP, the Cyprus News Agency reported.

But reports said lenders still insist on privatisation, even with the debt at 120 per cent. Cyprus has said it will not sell profitable SGOs, a position reiterated by Stefanou yesterday. “We are very determined on issues of privatising profitable SGOs,” he said. He also rejected criticism that the government was stalling, challenging the opposition to say whether it wanted a memorandum that did not meet the conditions all political parties and the government have set together. President Demetris Christofias has been accused of trying to stall in a bid not to be the one signing the bailout agreement.

“We should all make up our minds,” the spokesman said. Cyprus has said it wants the eurozone’s European Stability Mechanism (ESM) bailout fund to recapitalise the banks directly, but heavyweights in the bloc disagree with the ESM undertaking legacy debt. The island is already staring at a public debt which catapulted from 71 per cent in 2011 to about 90 per cent this year after coming to the aid of its second largest bank, Popular. Daily newspaper Politis reported yesterday that the government was still trying to secure a loan of about €4 billion to last it until banks can receive assistance from

the ESM directly in about a year. However, the protracted uncertainty is taking its toll on the economy, with observers pointing out that the longer it takes for a bailout deal, the greater the damage. Central Bank Governor Panicos Demetriades stressed the urgency of the situation in a meeting on Thursday of the island’s negotiating team, according to Phileleftheros. Cyprus’ top banker tried to make it clear that there was no other solution but to sign the bailout as soon as possible so that banks receive the necessary capital and in turn start supporting the economy.

Former minister enters presidential race on ‘prospect of hope’ platform By George Psyllides FORMER trade minister Praxoulla Antoniadou yesterday announced she would be running for president in next year’s elections, saying none of the other candidates could offer any prospect of hope for the country. Antoniadou, who heads the United Democrats, said times are so tough that “we would be unworthy of being called a political party if we did not state our presence with our proposals … especially since we assessed that none of the other candidates offer any prospect of hope for the country.” The former minister, unceremoniously removed from office in a cabinet reshuffle last March, suggested that the dead-end currently faced by the economy was worse than the aftermath of the 1974 Turkish invasion. “Unemployment has

reached unprecedented levels, to an extent that a real social tragedy has been created,” she said. Whereas in the past, children returning from their studies were supported by their parents until they found a job, now the mother and father are also unemployed. “They are all in despair,” Antoniadou said. She blamed the former Central Bank governor Athanasios Orfanides’ “unwise monetary and regulatory policy” for the banks’ expansion to Greece that ultimately became their downfall. But the government was also to blame for the economic woes faced by the island, Antoniadou added. “While they had early warning … they did nothing to prevent what they could,” she said. “Unfortunately we are on the brink of bankruptcy due to greed and

Praxoulla Antoniadou: the economy is in worse shape than it was after the invasion mismanagement.” She said the island’s reunification was the answer to the crisis, since it would restore growth and employment. “If an agreed solution was achieved now, reunification

would lead to rapid economic growth as a result of the investments for reconstruction and the normalisation of political and economic relations with Turkey,” Antoniadou said. The discovery of natural

gas offshore Cyprus can be used as an incentive for all parties involved to settle the Cyprus problem, she said. Antoniadou had been sacked early this year after just eight months in office. She charged that during

(Christos Theodorides) her tenure she was continuously being undermined and pressured by her colleagues into following different policies from those suggested by the president. The claims were rejected by the government.


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Cyprus prepared for Syrian crisis Experience of Lebanon can be put to good use By Peter Stevenson CYPRUS is well prepared for any influx of Syrian refugees fleeing the on-going civil war, the European Commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis response, Kristalina Georgieva, said yesterday. “The conflict in Syria is top of my concerns because of the sheer magnitude and because there is no political solution in sight,” said the commissioner who was in Cyprus this week to discuss likely responses to the potential humanitarian crisis in the Middle East. Although the commission’s immediate concern is for the people inside Syria and the adjacent countries, Georgieva did address concerns that some refugees might make their way to Cyprus. “The island is the closest European port to Syria, a mere 110km away so it is imperative that a plan is put in place,” she added. Interior ministers of Europe are discussing how to deal with an influx of Syrian refugees to European countries such as Cyprus, Greece and even to Georgieva’s home nation of Bulgaria. Germany and Sweden have pledged to take 5,000 and 2,500 Syrian refugees respectively to help with the outflow of people. “Cyprus is at the forefront of preparedness,” Georgieva explained. Following the civil war in Lebanon from 1975 to 1990 and the more recent IsraeliLebanon conflict of 2006, she said “Cyprus has full awareness and historical experience”. War broke out in July 2006 between Israel and Lebanon and lasted until August after the United Nations brokered a ceasefire. Over 1,500 peo-

Dark side to the growing popularity of pro futsal By Peter Stevenson TWO players from AEL’s futsal team were injured by APOEL fans after their match at the Melkonian stadium in Nicosia on Thursday night. “In spite of warnings by the police that the (Melkonian) stadium was unfit to stage the game and there would be no police presence, the game went ahead resulting in incidents and some damage to the stadium, caused by a section of APOEL fans,” police spokesman Andreas Angelides said yesterday. According to Angelides a letter was sent by the police to the president of the Cyprus Football Association (KOP) on November 12. In the letter he was warned that Melkonian stadium was unfit to host the game and according to the existing law, should not go ahead. But sources at KOP claimed yesterday that the letter police sent only informed them that there would be no police presence at the game. Futsal has become increasingly popular as a spectator sport, but traditional rivalries between the big clubs have meant a growing number of incidents between fans at futsal matches. “We may have to meet with KOP to discuss whether the increase in incidents in futsal matches might require a police presence,” Angelides responded. At the incident on Thursday, a firecracker was thrown into the changing room after the match - which APOEL won 9-2 - resulting in the injury of two AEL players, aged 29 and 23. Rocks were also thrown and windows broken. “We were lucky that we caught wind of what might happen and managed to make a run for it before the firecracker was thrown into the changing room, otherwise it wouldn’t have only been two or three of us that got severely injured,” said AEL player Pambos Demetriou. According to Robert Ursell who plays for APOEL, Thursday’s incident was in retaliation to a clash when the two teams met earlier in the season in Limassol.

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ple were killed, the Lebanese infrastructure was severely damaged and over one million people were displaced because of the conflict. Over 50,000 temporarily fled Lebanon through Cyprus which won international praise for the speed and skill with which it dealt with the humanitarian crisis. “The best way to prevent people continuing their journey to Europe right now is to increase aid,” she said. Current statistics show that 40 per cent of aid goes to neighbouring countries, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. “But there has not yet been a serious threat of people coming to Europe,” the commissioner explained.

“We don’t know what the future may bring, we are now at the stage that [President] Assad is determined to stay and at the same time the opposition against him is better organised. That can lead to a political solution, but it can also lead to an intensifying of the conflict,” she warned. Commenting on the increased tensions in the region after Israel’s latest attack on Gaza, the commissioner commented, “It’s like throwing gasoline on fire.” With over 500,000 Palestinian refugees currently in Syria any escalation of tension in the region would leave them with “nowhere to go,” she said.

THE EUROPEAN Union has launched a drawing and writing contest for eight to 24-year-olds, with the four winners being invited to the 2012 Nobel Peace prize ceremony in Oslo. This contest is organised in partnership with the European Youth Forum. The four winners will be invited by the Presidents of the European Council, the European Commission and the European Parliament to be part of the official delegation of the EU that will travel to Oslo to receive this year’s Peace Prize. Launching the contest, Council President Herman Van Rompuy, Commission President Manuel Barroso and Parliament President Martin Schulz issued a joint statement, saying: “The 2012 Nobel Peace prize is not only a recognition of the European Union’s past achievements: it also looks to the future. Our task is always to inspire the next generation of Europeans.” Peace, Europe, Future: What does Peace in Europe mean to you? This is the question put to young people from the EU. Children aged eight to 12 should express their answer in a drawing, young people aged 13 to 24 in a short text of maximum 120 characters, in any of the 23 EU official languages. The contest will be open until November 25, midnight Central European Time. The European Youth Forum will preselect the 16 best entries for each age group (8-12, 13-17, and 18-24). A jury will select three of the final winners (one per age group) who will win a trip to Oslo. The names of the winners will be announced during the week of December 3. Winners will attend the official ceremony on December 10 as well as the Nobel Peace Prize concert on December 11.  For details visit www.peaceuropefuture.eu.

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By Bejay Browne PAPHOS aims to be recognised as the main hub for sailing in the Eastern Mediterranean following the opening ceremony of a new sailing centre, ‘Sail First’, earlier this week. A tutorial and racing event at Paphos harbour to promote the centre was attended by the mayor of Paphos Savvas Vergas who said Paphos provided ideal sailing conditions and that the new centre would have multiple positive benefits for the district. These included the extension of the tourist season and the development of sports tourism. “These will help to boost the poor local economic climate,” he said.

Rolandis Michele a spokesman for Sail First said the centre aimed to make sailing and racing more accessible to everyone. “Anyone who is interested in sailing can be taught how to do so, whether it’s to race or to enjoy the experience of being on the sea,” he said. He added that as an international sailing centre, Sail First will be able to host many European races. This week alone, he said, a hundred Russian sailing enthusiasts had arrived in Paphos to take part in races and a regatta. The centre is open to all different levels of ability, both amateur and professional and uses J80 boats which are very popular for racing. “We have six or so highly qualified

instructors from all different backgrounds and nationalities,” he said. Although Sail First is a private enterprise, Michele pointed out that the venture will have a massive benefit for Paphos. “This is a new type of sport for the area and can only be good for Paphos as we have a network with other sailing centres all over Europe,” he said. “The Russian guests who are here now are all on top incomes. They pay to come for a week as a group. It can be a family, friends or whatever. They sail and they have fun.” Perhaps more importantly for Paphos, they also spend money.  For further information www.sailfirst.com 7000240


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The crisis is Animal shelters overloaded slashing the price of life By Alexandra Anastassiades

People cash in life insurance policies to make ends meet By Peter Stevenson AS THE crisis bites, 40 per cent more people cashed in their life insurance policies in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, statistics released by the Insurance Association of Cyprus show. A total of €111m was redeemed by policy holders between January and June of this year, compared to €79m over the same period in 2011. “It’s an easy way for people to get money during the economic crisis,” general manager of the association, Stephie Dracos told the Cyprus Mail. “Banks are no longer giving out loans, the value of land is depreciating and stock prices are falling, so redeeming their policies is a simple option,” she added. Dracos warned that people should only redeem their insurance policies in cases of real emergencies as “insurance exists to help people out during a problem or difficult time”. Leading life insurance firms such as Laiki Cyprialife are aware of the trend. “Given the current economic climate in Cyprus the policy redemptions appear higher than previous years,” said investment manager for Laiki, Chrysanthos Pantazis.

Lack of money to keep up the monthly premiums is another reason customers are cashing in policies, said Dracos. Laiki Cyprialife is attempting to help customers maintain their payments by rearranging payment schemes. “We understand the changes to the financial situation of our clients and we therefore actively offer them various flexible solutions to reduce their monthly payment, while maintaining an adequate insurance coverage for their needs,” said Pantazis. And despite the large increase in life insurance policy cash-ins, the statistics were not all doom and gloom. The total amount of money paid to insurance companies over the first six months of 2012 has risen by 2.21 per cent compared to the same period in 2011. In 2011 over that period, insurance companies received €228.01m compared to €233.05m this year. “People understand the importance of insurance policies,” explained Dracos. Payments towards insurance policies that cover accidents, healthcare and property for example have risen substantially. “Because of the rising cost of medicine and healthcare people prefer to pay a little bit more for insurance,” she added.

ANIMAL shelters are reaching breaking point, as the economic crisis has led to an increase in the number of people abandoning their dogs. “Around 170,000 dogs are abandoned in Cyprus every year,” Mary Anastasi, president of the Voice of the Animals organisation, told the House environmental committee yesterday when it met to discuss the welfare of animals in Cyprus. “Animal shelters cannot cope with this huge burden, which has unfortunately worsened with the economic crisis.” She said her organisation recommends a control, protection and public animal health service to be created in order to improve animal welfare. But committee president AKEL MP Adamos Adamou said it wasn’t just the present crisis that was a cause for concern when it came to the treatment of dogs. “The animal abuse that takes place in Cyprus has on numerous occasions been exposed on the internet, causing international outcry and creating a terrible image for us abroad,” he told the meeting. DIKO MP Sofoklis Fittis added that the existing law on the protection and welfare of dogs and other animals has not been operating satisfactorily. A new bill, that fines owners who break the law and also sets a maximum number of pets per resident or family, has to be submitted by March. The extent of the problem can be seen in the case of the Dali municipality which has so far collected 217 stray dogs this year, an increase from the 187 collected during the entire year of 2011. An increasing number of dogs have been abandoned as more and more people are unable to cover the costs of feeding and

Vacancy The U.S. Embassy is seeking individuals for the following positions in the Regional Security Office. These are full-time positions (40 hours per week) with rotating shifts and rotating work days:

Applicants must have the required work and residency permits to be eligible for consideration. • Local Guard Force Supervisor: Supervises guard services of assigned Local Guard Force members to safeguard the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia, its annexes, official residences and other USG facilities. Reports to the Guard Force Commander and the Security Coordinator. • Local Guard Force Guard: Performs guard services to safeguard the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia, its annexes, official residences and other USG facilities. Reports to the Guard Force Shift Supervisor. Please visit the following website for detailed qualifications for each these positions: http://cyprus.usembassy.gov/theembassy/employment.html Applicants should send a resume with a cover letter in English to: U.S. Embassy, HR Office, LGF Commander or LGF Guard Vacancy, P.O. Box 24536, 1385 Nicosia, or via E-mail to: VacanciesNicosia@state.gov to arrive no later than November 30, 2012. Cover letters should address the position(s) in which an applicant is interested. No telephone calls will be accepted. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Sirius Dog Sanctuary can take no more animals after a surge in numbers this summer providing veterinary care for their pets. Panayiotis Harpas, health inspector for Dali municipality, told the Cyprus Mail yesterday that with the help of volunteers and the Voice of the Animals organisation,

they have so far managed to avoid euthanising the dogs, and try their best to have the dogs adopted. Sirius Dog Sanctuary in Limassol is suffering a similar fate. They have reached maximum capacity after a

surge of abandoned dogs this summer, and are unable to take in anymore. The sanctuary is also at risk of shutting down unless donations from the public and the number of shelter volunteers increase.

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Britain BBC says sorry to chief rabbi over Gaza The BBC has apologised to Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks after he appeared to have been caught off-guard with an on-air question about the situation in Gaza. The deadly exchange of rockets and airstrikes between Gaza and Israel has seen lives lost on both sides and the assassination of Ahmed Jabari, the Hamas military chief, in a drone strike on his car on Wednesday has intensiďŹ ed the situation. Lord Sacks issued a plea yesterday for “a continued prayer for peace, not only in Gaza but the whole regionâ€?. He was asked for his assessment of the situation by Evan Davis immediately after delivering the daily Thought for the Day on Radio 4’s Today Programme. He initially responded “I think it’s got to do with Iran, actuallyâ€?, before being told he was live on-air, when he made his call for a prayer for peace. A BBC spokesman said: “The Chief Rabbi hadn’t realised he was still on-air and as soon as this became apparent, we interjected. Evan likes to be spontaneous with guests but he accepts that in this case it was inappropriate and he has apologised to Lord Sacks.â€?

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Travis: my arrest was nothing to do with children DJ Dave Lee Travis yesterday denied any wrongdoing after his arrest by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal, stressing that allegations against him had “nothing to do with kidsâ€?. Speaking outside his home near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, the 67-yearold protested his innocence and said he did not want his name associated with “bloody evilâ€? child abuse. “This is nothing to do with kids, all right? That’s the ďŹ rst thing. Because that to me is the most important thing in the world and I do not wish to have my name sullied around something that bloody evil,â€? he said. The former BBC DJ became on Thrusday the third media personality person to be arrested as part of the on-going investigation into

sex abuse in the wake of Savile’s death. Last month two women claimed they were sexually assaulted by the former DJ. Travis was held for 14 hours before being bailed over allegations of sexual assault dating back to the late Sixties. “The Savile probe is nothing to do with things I’ve been talking to the police about,â€? he told reporters. “So let’s get down to brass tacks here - the ďŹ rst thing is I’ve been talking to the police about sexual... I can’t even remember what the word is now - in the old days it was called ‘putting your arm around somebody and giving them a cuddle’ but nowadays God knows. “But anyway, I was accused quote of squeezing the boobs of a couple of women.

“So the point I want to make here is that none of the things I’ve been talking to the police about, or have talked to them about, is to do with children.� His comments came as it emerged yesterday that Travis was just one of at least 10 more BBC employees to have been accused of sexual misconduct over the past few days. The members of staff have come under investigation following fresh allegations lodged with the corporation. The names were forwarded to the BBC’s investigations unit and are in addition to earlier complaints made against 29 staff. “I want this completely clear. My name appeared in the paper this morning... alongside Gary Glitter and Jimmy Savile, so that’s not on.� Meanwhile, a BBC insider

Travis: nothing to do with ‘bloody evil’ child abuse yesterday told how Newsnight was operating without an investigations unit at the time of the programme that led to Lord McAlpine being

wrongly accused of child abuse. The BBC has agreed to pay McAlpine a settlement of ÂŁ185,000.

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THE FORMER country home of Sir Winston Churchill plays host to a new exhibition featuring never-before-seen objects from its stores and belonging to his descendants. In The Blood at Chartwell in Kent tells the story of the former wartime prime minister’s Anglo-American ancestry and considers how the two branches of his family shaped his life and character. His story is told through the display of 50 objects from the Chartwell stores and on loan from private collections belonging to Churchill’s descendants, the National Trust said. Highlights include a pair of duelling pistols and Garter Star belonging to Churchill’s 17th century ancestor John, 1st Duke of Marlborough, builder of Blenheim Palace. Diamond, ruby and sapphire rings given by Churchill’s father, Lord Randolph, to his mother have been reunited especially for the exhibition, which opened yesterday. Also on display are locks of children’s hair taken from Churchill and his brother Jack, along with a photograph of their beloved nanny, as well as Churchill’s silver christening cup. The National Trust said that half of the 50 objects have never been on public display before and have been brought together especially for the exhibition, which runs until February next year.

John and Alice Churchill (Winston’s great great-grandchildren) seated with oil portraits of Leonard Jerome and Clarissa Jerome, Churchill’s American grandparents

Diamond, ruby and sapphire rings given by Winston Churchill’s father to his mother When Lady Churchill handed Chartwell to the Trust in 1965, hundreds of personal family items were put into store.

But the Trust said that In The Blood and future temporary exhibitions held there are designed to ensure the public sees as much of this reserve collection as possible. Randolph Churchill, Winston’s great-grandson, said: “This exhibition shines a light on Winston’s parents and his forefathers who were so important in giving him the backbone he had in the dark days of 1940. “Indeed he later wrote of that time, ‘I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial’.� Historian Professor Sir David Cannadine said: “It is a timely innovation at Chartwell to begin holding and hosting exhibitions which help us to understand more fully the extraordinary range and richness of Churchill’s life.�


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Britain BRITAIN TODAY ETA member arrested in Liverpool POLICE arrested a suspected member of Basque separatist group ETA in the northern English city of Liverpool yesterday, Spain’s Interior Ministry said in a statement. It identified the man as 46-year-old Raul Sanchez Fuentes Villota and said he was linked to a series of murders and had been on the run since 1995. He was living in Britain using false documentation, it said. Fuentes Villota was a member of regional branches of ETA that carried out several murders and planted a car bomb, among other crimes in the early 1990s, the Ministry said. Merseyside Police in Liverpool said they were working with the Spanish Embassy on Fuentes Villota’s extradition. A spokeswoman added that he would appear in court in London “as soon as possible”.

Key Corby seat lost to Labour LABOUR seized the Corby constituency from the Conservatives by a margin of almost 8,000 votes yesterday, in a result which will give a major boost to leader Ed Miliband. It was the first time in 15 years that Labour has won a House of Commons seat from the Tories in a by-election, and victorious candidate Andy Sawford suggested it had set the party on track for a successful general election in 2015, declaring: “The road to Downing Street runs through Corby.” The by-election in the Northamptonshire seat was forced by the resignation of Conservative MP Louise Mensch to spend more time with her family in the USA. On Thursday night she took to Twitter to accept the blame for her party’s failure to retain the seat, which was Labour from 1997 until 2010. But Sawford said the result was “a damning verdict on (David) Cameron’s betrayal of the British people”.

PCCs have mandate insists PM, despite limited voting Fewer than 20 pct of voters head to polls PRIME Minister David Cameron yesterday insisted that the first police and crime commissioners will have a mandate to oversee the delivery of law and order, despite a turnout at yesterday’s elections which is expected to be a record low. As votes were counted in 41 police areas across England and Wales, Conservatives secured the first two PCC posts to be announced, in Wiltshire and Dyfed-Powys. Later results saw the Tories also take North Yorkshire, while Labour candidates won in Merseyside, Northumbria and Durham. But the historic vote for the newly-created £100,000a-year jobs was overshadowed by poor turnout, with fewer than 20 per cent of

Cameron hailed the historic vote as giving the public ‘a local law and order champion’ voters going to the polls, and some cities - like Coventry barely scraping above 10 per cent. In one polling station in Gwent, not a single voter cast their ballot. The Electoral Commission watchdog announced a re-

Pensioner sentenced over powder letters A PENSIONER claiming to be a Catholic nun who sent envelopes containing white powder to parliamentary figures including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was given a community order today. The 72-year-old woman, who is known as Sister Ruth Augustus, was found guilty of six counts of hoaxes involving noxious substances last July and yesterday was told she must serve a two-year community order with mental health treatment requirements. The letters were intercepted at a mail screening centre last year and the powder was found to be non-hazardous, the Old Bailey heard. Augustus, of Leyton, east London, accepted she sent envelopes with letters in them, but claimed police put the white powder in them. Mark Kimsey, prosecuting, said three envelopes were intercepted at a mail screening centre in east London on June 17 last year. One was addressed to Clegg and on the envelope was written “devil worshipping”, “freemason”, “sex with 30 plus women”. The second was to Bar-

Augustus had posed as a Roman Catholic nun oness Scotland, and had a swastika on it and two crosses, and “stop this evil devil worshipping”. The third was to Baroness Kennedy, and was marked with a swastika, and “stop these evil devil worshipping freemasons”. The envelopes contained a gritty substance, but it was found they had already tested negative for anthrax, and specialist police who were called in found them to be non-hazardous. The court heard that Augustus suffers from a delusional disorder which can be treated within the community.

Demoted Christian wins legal fight A CHRISTIAN who was demoted for posting his opposition to gay marriage on Facebook has won his breach of contract action. Adrian Smith lost his managerial position, had his salary cut by 40 per cent, and was given a final written warning by Trafford Housing Trust (THT) after posting that gay weddings in churches were “an equality too far”. The comments were not visible to the general public, and were posted outside work time, but the trust said he broke its code of conduct by expressing religious or political

views which might upset co-workers. Smith brought breach of contract proceedings, saying the trust acted unlawfully in demoting him. And yesterday Mr Justice Briggs ruled in his favour at London’s High Court. The judge said that the trust did not have a right to demote Smith as his Facebook postings did not amount to misconduct, and the demotion imposed by way of purported disciplinary sanction constituted a breach of contract.

view of the operation of the polls, warning the low participation level was “a concern for everyone who cares about democracy”. Labour said it was “shocking” that the government had spent up to £100 million on

elections which had failed to engage the public, while Liberal Democrat president Tim Farron warned it would be “extremely difficult” for PCCs to claim a mandate when they were elected by just 7-8 per cent of registered voters in

their area. But Cameron insisted: “Yes, they have a mandate. The turnout was always going to be low, when you’re electing a new post for the first time, but remember these police and crime commissioners are replacing organisations that weren’t directly elected at all.” Speaking during a visit to Wiltshire to congratulate successful candidate Angus Macpherson, the PM said: “For the first time people are going to have a local law and order champion... “Now they have got them and those people in post will be able to prove their worth - that they are holding the police to account, they are getting things done for local people, they are prioritising the law and order crackdown that the people want to see - my prediction is that the turnout will be much higher next time around.” With turnout at the PCC elections set to be even lower than the 23 per cent peacetime record set at the 1999 European Parliament polls, Electoral Commission chair Jenny Watson promised a “thorough review”.


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Ireland pledges to clarify abortion rules IRELAND’S government has pledged to clarify its abortion laws after an Indian woman who was refused a termination died from blood poisoning in an Irish hospital. Thousands took to the streets to protest on Wednesday after news broke of the death of Savita Halappanavar of septicaemia following a miscarriage 17 weeks into her pregnancy. Activists in the overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country, which has some of the world’s most restrictive laws on abortion, say the refusal by doctors to terminate the pregnancy earlier may have contributed to her death. “I was deeply disturbed yesterday by what Savita’s husband said. I don’t think as a country we should allow a

situation where women’s rights are put at risk in this way,” Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore told parliament on Thursday. “There is no question of equivocation. We need to bring legal clarity to this issue and that is what we are going to do.”

DOCTORS’ DECISION Irish law does not specify under what circumstances the threat to the life or health of the mother is high enough to justify a termination, leaving doctors to decide. Critics say this means doctors’ personal beliefs can play a role. Halappanavar was admitted to hospital in severe pain on October 21 and asked for a termination after doctors

told her the baby would not survive, according to her husband Praveen. The foetus was surgically removed when its heartbeat stopped days later, but her family believes the delay contributed to the blood poisoning that killed Halappanavar on October 28. Praveen said he would wait for the results of an investigation before deciding whether to sue, but that Ireland’s Roman Catholic tradition appeared to have been a factor in the decision to deny a termination. “I am still in shock. It is hard to believe that religion can mean somebody’s life,” Praveen Halappanavar told Reuters. He said he planned to return to Ireland from India, where he travelled with his wife’s body.

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Halappanavar was admitted to hospital on October 21, and died on October 28

French officials slam ‘time-bomb’ charge

Hague tribunal frees jailed Croatia officers

FRENCH officials angrily rejected a charge by Britain’s The Economist weekly yesterday that France was the “time-bomb at the heart of Europe” and a danger to the euro single currency, accusing the magazine of sensationalism. The Economist’s front cover showed seven loafs of “baguette” bread bound together by a French tricolour with a lit fuse protruding from the centre. Its main article raised concerns that Socialist President Francois Hollande’s economic reforms are not ambitious enough, warning that financial markets could turn against France, and so could jeopardise the future of the euro. The government retorted that the Economist report did not take into account corporate tax rebates unveiled last week which amount to a 6 per cent reduction in labour costs, a measure it believes will add jobs and reduce a ballooning trade deficit. Public spending cuts announced in that package, along with existing budget measures, should add up to 60 billion euros in savings over Hollande’s five-year term, the government says, an effort the Economist has not factored in. “Their analysis is outdated, it’s not accurate anymore,” said Thomas Philippon, an adviser to Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici. “Cutting 60 billion euros in five years is anything but easy and it’s anything but timid.”

Jubilation on streets of Zagreb By Svebor Kranjc THE most senior Croatian military officer convicted of war crimes during the Balkan wars of the 1990s was freed on appeal yesterday in a decision that will strain already fraught relations between Croatia and its old enemy Serbia. General Ante Gotovina was cleared by appeal judges at the UN war crimes tribunal after being convicted of targeting hospitals and other civilian sites during a military operation to retake Croatia’s Krajina region from rebel Serbs. Gotovina, hailed as a hero at home but reviled in neighbouring Serbia, was freed along with Croatian police commander Mladen Markac. Their acquittals were

Gotovina arrives at Zagreb airport yesterday greeted with jubilation in the Croatian capital Zagreb where they received a raucous welcome from a crowd of 50,000 after being flown home by government jet. “We are so happy to be with you tonight. This is our joint

victory. The war now belongs to history, let us turn to the future. Thank you and good luck,” Gotovina told the crowd from a stage in the main square wreathed in red smoke from thousands of flares.

But Serbia reacted with anger, saying the tribunal had forfeited the right to be considered neutral. “It is now quite clear the tribunal has made a political decision and not a legal ruling. Today’s ruling will not contribute to the stabilisation of the situation in the region and will open old wounds,” Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said. The successful appeal marks the biggest reversal for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in its near two decades of hearing cases resulting from the wars that shattered the Yugoslav federation. Prosecutors had accused Gotovina of illegally targeting civilian institutions in Krajina towns in a deliberate attempt to spread fear to drive Serbs out of the region. But appeal judges said civilian institutions had not been targeted on purpose, ruling: “Without a finding that the artillery attacks were unlawful, the Trial Chamber’s conclusion that a joint criminal enterprise existed cannot be sustained.”

US House of Representatives deals Russia slap over rights violations The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly yesterday to “name and shame” Russian human rights violators as part of a broader bill to drop Cold War-era trade restrictions, brushing off warnings from Moscow that the move would damage relations. The House voted 365-43 to approve the legislation, which takes a jab at the policies of Russian President Vladimir

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Putin while ensuring US companies get the full benefits of Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organisation on August 22. The bill, which still needs Senate approval, would establish “permanent normal trade relations” with Russia while directing President Barack Obama to publish the names of Russians believed involved in the abuse and death of Ser-

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gei Magnitsky, a Russian anti-corruption lawyer who died in 2009 in a Russian jail. It would also require the Obama administration to deny visas and freeze the assets of any individual on the list, as well as other human rights violators in Russia on an ongoing basis. Russia has vowed a “tough” response to the legislation, which it views an intrusion into its affairs.

JAPANESE politicians drew battle lines yesterday ahead of a December 16 election likely to return the long-dominant Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to power under a conservative former premier, raising concerns about the future of Tokyo’s already chilly ties with Beijing. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda urged voters to shun jingoism after rival LDP leader Shinzo Abe, who has vowed not to yield in a territorial row with China, said he would build a strong Japan. The election for parliament’s lower house is expected to usher in Japan’s seventh prime minister in six years, but is unlikely to fix a policy stalemate that has plagued a country struggling to cope with an ageing population, a declining manufacturing sector and the emerging power of China.

Minister snub CHINA’S commerce minister was surprisingly blocked from a spot on the ruling Communist Party’s elite body during a conclave this week, sources said, a rare snub for an official that could raise questions about trade policies during his tenure. The failure of Chen Deming to secure a seat on the 25-member Politburo marks one of the few surprises to emerge from the party’s five-yearly congress that wrapped this week with the anointing of a new slate of top leaders who will run the world’s second largest economy.

Blasphemy ire ACTORS, and the producer and director of an American play in Greece depicting Jesus Christ and his apostles as gay have been charged with blasphemy, court officials said yesterday. A production of Corpus Christi in Athens was cancelled this month after weeks of almost daily protests outside the theatre by priests and right-wing groups.


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Suspected Hezbollah operative released

Israel moves on reserves as cities targeted Signs of preparations for possible invasion (continued from front page) claims as its capital, and was likely to spur an escalation in its three-day old air war against militants in Gaza. Rockets nearly hit Tel Aviv on Thursday for the first time since Saddam Hussein’s Iraq fired them during the 1991 Gulf War. An air raid siren rang out yesterday when the commercial centre was targeted again. Motorists crouched next to cars, many with their hands protecting their heads, while pedestrians scurried for cover in building stairwells. The Jerusalem and Tel Aviv strikes have so far caused no casualties or damage, but could be political poison for Netanyahu, a conservative favoured to win re-election in January on the strength of his ability to guarantee security. “The Israel Defence Forces will continue to hit Hamas hard and are prepared to broaden the action inside Gaza,” Netanyahu said before the rocket attacks on the two cities. Asked about Israel massing forces for a possible Gaza invasion, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said: “The Israelis should be aware of the grave results of such a raid and they should bring their body bags.” Officials in Gaza said 28 Palestinians had been killed in the enclave since Israel began the air offensive with the declared aim of stemming surges of rocket strikes that have disrupted life in southern Israeli towns. The Palestinian dead in-

The Gaza conflagration is Mursi’s biggest test to date clude 12 militants and 16 civilians, among them eight children and a pregnant woman. Three Israelis were killed by a rocket on Thursday. A Hamas source said the Israeli air force launched an attack on the house of Hamas’ commander for southern Gaza which resulted in the death of two civilians, one a child. A solidarity visit to Gaza by Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil, whose Islamist government is allied with Hamas but also party to a 1979 peace treaty with Israel, had appeared to open a tiny window to emergency peace diplomacy. Kandil said: “Egypt will spare no effort ... to stop the aggression and to achieve a truce.” But a three-hour truce that Israel declared for the duration of Kandil’s visit never took hold. Israel said 66 rockets launched from the Gaza Strip hit its territory yester-

day and a further 99 were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system. Israel denied Palestinian assertions that its aircraft struck while Kandil was in the enclave. Israel Radio’s military affairs correspondent said the army’s Homefront Command had told municipal officials to make civil defence preparations for the possibility that fighting could drag on for seven weeks. An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment on the report. The Gaza conflagration has stoked the flames of a Middle East already ablaze with two years of Arab revolution and a civil war in Syria that threatens to leap across borders. It is the biggest test yet for Egypt’s new President Mohamed Mursi, a veteran Islamist politician from the Muslim Brotherhood who was elected this year after last year’s protests ousted military autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood are spiritual mentors of Hamas, yet Mursi has also pledged to respect Cairo’s 1979 peace treaty with Israel, seen in the West as the cornerstone of regional security. Egypt and Israel both receive billions of dollars in US military aid to underwrite their treaty. Mursi has vocally denounced the Israeli military action while promoting Egypt as a mediator, a mission that his prime minister’s visit was intended to further.

Jordan protesters call for ‘downfall of regime’ THOUSANDS of demonstrators chanted the Arab Spring slogan “the people want the downfall of the regime” in Jordan yesterday, although a day billed as the culmination of three days of occasionally violent protests passed off largely in peace. The staunch US ally has so far largely avoided the street unrest that has swept across the Middle East over the past two years, but a decision this week to raise fuel prices led to demonstrations that raised the spectre of long-term instability. The mainly urban Muslim Brotherhood announced yesterday it was joining the protests, lending the voice of the country’s largest opposition movement to demonstrations which had previously mainly been focused on rural and tribal areas. Yesterday’s demonstration near the main

Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman was peaceful, with unarmed police separating the demonstrators denouncing King Abdullah from a smaller crowd chanting in support of the monarch. “Go down Abdullah, go down,” the main crowd of about 3,000 protesters chanted as police, some in riot gear, largely stayed away from the crowd. “Raising prices is like playing with fire,” said one banner. Abdullah cancelled a visit to London he had been due to make next week, Britain’s Foreign Office said, without giving further details. Witnesses said other Friday protests also ended peacefully in the northern city of Irbid and in restive southern towns of Karak, Tafila and Maan, dispelling fears of wider civil unrest.

Iran ready to double nuclear work in bunker - IAEA IRAN is set to sharply expand its uranium enrichment in an underground site after installing all the centrifuges it was built for, a U.N. nuclear report showed yesterday, a move that could increase Western alarm about Tehran’s nuclear course. The latest quarterly Inter-

national Atomic Energy Agency report on Iran came 10 days after the re-election of US President Barack Obama, which raised hopes for a revival of nuclear diplomacy with Iran following speculation that Israel might bomb the nuclear facilities of its arch-enemy soon.

The Islamic state has put in place the nearly 2,800 centrifuges that the Fordow enrichment site, buried deep inside a mountain, was designed for, and is poised to double the number of them operating to almost 1,400, according to the confidential IAEA report obtained by Reuters.

Israeli soldiers carry their belongings next to their armoured personnel carriers (APC) stationed on Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip yesterday (AFP)

SUSPECTED Hezbollah operative Ali Mussa Daqduq was freed by Iraqi authorities and flew to Lebanon yesterday after an Iraqi court acquitted him of involvement in the killing of five U.S. soldiers, his lawyer said. The move was likely to anger the United States, which handed Daqduq over to Iraqi custody last December after failing to convince Baghdad to extradite him over his role in a 2007 kidnapping that ended in the killing of the soldiers. “There was no reason for his detention. Last night the decision was made to release him. He is out now and arrived in Beirut two hours ago,” lawyer Abdulalmehdi al-Mutiri told Reuters by phone. “There are no charges against him in Iraq. His detention was political, not legal.” Earlier this year, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta told Reuters he had received assurances from Iraq it would not release Daqduq, even though an Iraqi court had cleared him of the charges.


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Business UK shares post worst week since May

Obama, Congress leaders meet to avert ‘fiscal cliff’

BRITAIN’S top share index extended losses into a third session yesterday, notching up its biggest weekly fall in six months on the back of global growth concerns and breaking through a key technical support level. Prospects for future demand from the United States - a key market for UK’s export-focused blue chips - remained in doubt as the US political battle to avoid the ‘fiscal cliff’ of some $600 billion in potentially crippling tax hikes and spending cuts continued. Yesterday’s data, showing an unexpected fall in October US industrial output, underscored the problems faced by the world’s biggest economy. With the eurozone already back in recession, according to data released earlier this week, investors braced for further cuts to corporate profits and outlooks in coming months. British buyout group Melrose Plc offered a taster of things to come, warning of uncertain 2013 sales outlook and sending its shares 11.5 per cent lower. Pennon was another top faller, off 4.4 per cent, as the previous day’s profit warning sparked a wave of analyst downgrades. The FTSE 100 closed down 72.16 points, or 1.3 per cent at 5,605.59 points, taking its weekly losses to 2.8 per cent - their steepest since May. “My prognosis is the market is at fair value and the risk is that with slowing industrial production in the US, and capex orders coming off quite sharply, the upbeat message we had from US in first nine months of the year seems to have stalled. The recession in Europe is a done deal,” said Gerard Lane, strategists at Shore Capital.

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CONGRESSIONAL leaders emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama yesterday vowing to find common ground on taxes and spending that would allow them to head off a looming “fiscal cliff” that could push the economy back into recession. Democrats said they recognised the need to curb spending and Republicans said they had agreed to put “revenue on the table” as the two sides enter what are likely to be weeks of tense negotiations ahead of a December 31 deadline. Both sides are eager to reassure investors that Washington will not see a repeat of the white-knuckle budget standoffs that spooked consumers and financial markets last year. After a White House meeting that lasted a little more than an hour, the top two Republican leaders in Congress spoke alongside the two Democratic leaders - a rare occurrence. “I feel very good about what we were able to talk about. We have the cornerstones of being able to work something out,” Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said. US stock indexes went up on the positive remarks by Reid and the other lead-

Obama (right) insists that tax rates on the wealthiest 2 per cent of Americans must rise, while Republicans pledge that they will not agree to any rate increase ers - House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. The meeting marked the first time Obama, a Democrat, has sat down with his Republican opposition since he won re-election last week. “I think we’re all aware that we have some urgent business to do,” Obama told reporters at the beginning of the meeting.

Both sides are pledging cooperation even as they dig in on their long-held opening positions. Obama insists that tax rates on the wealthiest 2 per cent of Americans must rise, while Republicans pledge that they will not agree to any rate increase. Republicans are also eager to rein in government health costs, which are projected to explode over the coming decade. “We’re prepared to put rev-

enue on the table provided we fix the real problem,” McConnell said, referring to Medicare and other government benefit programmes. There could be room for compromise. Obama could agree to allow the top tax rate to rise to something less than the 39.6 per cent he wants. Policymakers, for example, could also agree to limit the tax increase to households making more than $500,000 annually, rather than the $250,000 cap

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Obama is demanding. Republicans have suggested generating more revenue by limiting tax breaks for the wealthiest, rather than raising their rates. Obama has said that would not raise enough money. The negotiators also need to confront $109 billion in domestic and military spending cuts due to kick in on January 2, the result of earlier failures to craft a more nuanced budget deal. Nonpartisan budget forecasters say failure to reach a deal could push the US economy back into recession and drive up the unemployment rate. Business leaders say the uncertainty is already weighing on the economy as employers postpone hiring and capital expenditures until they get a better sense of the tax and spending environment. The S&P 500 has dropped 4.3 per cent in the past two weeks, in part due to concerns over the fiscal cliff. Pelosi suggested two sides might forge a temporary deal that would get them past the cliff and give them more time to work out a more lasting solution. Lawmakers will almost certainly not have enough time to retool Medicare and overhaul the outdated tax code before the end of the year, but a preliminary agreement could provide a framework for doing so later. “The speaker spoke about a framework going into next year. I was focusing on how we send a message of competence to consumers, to the markets, in the short run, too.” Pelosi said. Boehner faces a delicate balancing act as he will have to sell any deal to his rankand-file conservatives, many of whom believe they owe it to their constituents to hold the line on taxes.

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CEMENT maker Lafarge and miner Anglo American have agreed to sell British assets for up to £285 million ($452 million), clearing the way for a building materials joint venture in the country. The sale, to Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, was a condition set by Britain’s Competition Commission to allow the two firms to combine their building materials activities. Lafarge and Anglo said yesterday they would sell a number of construction materials operations in Britain as well as Anglo unit Tarmac’s 50 per cent interest in Midland Quarry Products, one of the UK’s main suppliers of hard rock and asphalts. Nomura analysts said the deal could be seen as a positive for investors fretting over a potential rights issue at the Mittal family’s debt-burdened flagship

asset, ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker. “Spending $450 million on construction material assets now does not necessarily sound like someone who is thinking about imminently piling in a few billion dollars into his steel business as part of an equity raise,” they said. Anglo, refocusing on core mining activities, struggled for more than three years to find a buyer for Tarmac before agreeing last year to a joint venture with France-based Lafarge’s British cement, aggregates, concrete and asphalt businesses. The price for the assets, which include one of the UK’s largest cement plants, includes up to £30 million contingent on future performance. A Lafarge spokeswoman said the company would receive around 160 million

euros ($205 million) from the sale of its British assets, which it would use to cut its debt. She added that with this deal, Lafarge had raised nearly 650 million euros from asset sales this year against a target of at least 1 billion euros. The French company has been shedding non-core assets and refocusing on its cement and concrete business after the debt it racked up to acquire Middle Eastern cement maker Orascom in 2007 led to the loss of its investment-grade credit rating last year. Britain’s Competition Commission began looking into the proposed venture, which would have rung up annual sales worth £1.8 billion ($2.9 billion) in 2010, after the tie-up was challenged by the country’s consumer affairs watchdog, the Office of Fair Trading, in September last year.

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Twinkies maker Hostess Brands Inc seeks US court’s permission to go out of business HOSTESS Brands Inc, the bankrupt maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, has sought a U.S. court’s permission to go out of business after failing to get wage and benefit cuts from thousands of its striking bakery workers.

Hostess, which has about $2.5 billion in sales from a long list of snack cakes and breads, filed the request with the US Bankruptcy Court in New York early yesterday morning. The Irving, Texas-based company said the liquida-

tion would mean that most of its 18,500 employees would lose their jobs. Hostess immediately suspended operations at all of its 33 plants across the United States as it moves to start liquidating assets, it said.

“We’ll be selling the brands and as much of the infrastructure as we can,” said company spokesman Lance Ignon. “There is value in the brands. But some bakeries will never open again as bakeries.”

Ignon said the company was making final deliveries yesterday of products made Thursday night. Hostess’ topselling wares are its chocolate cupcakes, cream-filled Twinkies cakes and its powdered sugar and frosted “Donettes”.


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Opinion

Immigration department’s abuse of power has to stop THE MIGRATION Department has always behaved as if it were an agency in a totalitarian country. Abuse of power is routine, accountability non-existent, entrapment of people part of the procedures and xenophobia endemic. The abuses of the department are legend, while on the few occasions ministers have tried to call it into account, they have failed to get anywhere. It continues with its heavy-handed and arbitrary ways in the fight to protect the country from all the third world foreigners who want to live and work here. Its most recent excess, censured in a damning report by the ombudswoman, defied belief. The department forced families with a foreign mother, seeking a residence permit or citizenship for her child, to undergo DNA testing to prove the father was a Cypriot national. It did not matter that the Cypriot father’s name was on the birth certificate - failure to take the test, when requested by the department, guaranteed a rejection of the application. The applicant is even obliged to foot the €1,000 bill for the DNA test. This is nothing short of blackmail by the state against its own citizens, who supposedly have rights. As the ombudswoman’s report said: “The department is violating the principle of legality and, by extension, the human right to family and private life ... the practice followed by the department has no legal basis and cannot be tolerated in a rule of law state like ours.” It also smacks of racism, persecuting a Cypriot man because he had a child with a non-EU national. It did not matter that his name was on the birth certificate - he could not be believed by the Department, because he had had the child with a foreign woman and had to scientifically prove that he was the father. And what if he was not the biological father, but wanted to live with the woman and bring up the child as his own? Does any state authority have the right to prevent him making this life choice? The authoritarian head of the Migration Department, Anny Shakallis seems to think so. The DNA tests are only sanctioned by Ms Shakallis who has made a habit of abusing the discretionary powers of her position. And not only does she believe she has the right to overstep the boundaries set by the law, she also feels she is entitled to impose her moral values on anyone who has the misfortune to apply to her department. By what on authority does Ms Shakalli dictate what is morally acceptable in a marriage between a Cypriot and a foreigner? Is it really her job to stop a man from living with a foreign woman because he is not the biological father of her child? For how much longer will Ms Shakalli be allowed to act like a despot, violating rights, ignoring the law and imposing her moral values on citizens?

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The emerging world’s education imperative O

fficial delegations from the world’s nine most populous developing countries just met in New Delhi to discuss a subject vital for their countries’ futures: education. The meeting of ministers and others from Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria and Pakistan, known as the E-9, is the latest in a series of encounters held every two years to fulfill the pledge of “education for all” by 2015. The E-9 account for 54% of the world’s population, 42.3% of children not in school, 58% of young illiterates (aged 1524), and 67% of adult illiterates (two-thirds of whom are women). So the challenges are enormous: children, from families too poor to think about education, beyond the reach of schooling and too malnourished to study; and too few schools, classrooms, teaching resources, and adequately trained teachers. Rampant illiteracy underpins other problems, including exploding populations, gender imbalances, and widespread poverty. India provides a good ex-

Comment Shashi Tharoor ample of how these problems should be addressed. A decade ago, 30 million Indian children were not in school; today, the figure is three million. A far-reaching Right to Education Act, obliging the state and central governments to provide (as a constitutional right) eight years of free and compulsory education to all children between six and 14, has had a large impact. And free mid-day meals at school are a powerful incentive to children from poor families to attend school and stay there. This does not mean that all enrolled students will emerge prepared for the information age; but getting children into school is a start. India also needs a relevant curriculum and skilled teachers who can motivate students to learn it – in short, an overdue emphasis on quality, in addition to officals’ understandable focus on access and inclusion. There are 540 million Indians under the age of 25. The labour force is expected to increase

by 32% over the next 20 years, whereas it will decline by 4% in industrialised countries and by nearly 5% in China. India’s favourable demographic profile can add significantly to its economic-growth potential for the next three decades, provided that its young people are educated and trained properly. Otherwise, the same young people will swell the ranks of the frustrated and unemployed, with unimaginable consequences in terms of social unrest and the risk of organised violence. Maoist groups already target such people for recruitment. If India is to avoid an apocalyptic fate, it must give them a better chance of gainful employment through more and improved educational opportunities. India has one of the largest higher-education systems in the world, and ranks second in terms of student enrollment. But, while the country now has 621 universities and 33,500 colleges, only a few are world-class institutions, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) whose graduates have flourished in

America’s Silicon Valley. But such institutions are still islands in a sea of mediocrity. India is entering the global employment marketplace with a self-imposed handicap of which we are just beginning to become aware. For far too long, we were complacent, having produced, since the 1960’s, the world’s second largest pool of trained scientists and engineers. They were more than our then-protected economy could absorb, so many tens of thousands of them left to make their fortunes elsewhere, founding companies in Silicon Valley, inventing the Pentium chip, and even winning a couple of Nobel Prizes. The next ten years could witness a dramatic transformation of education in India. But it will not happen without a huge national effort. The rest of the E-9, engaged in similar endeavors, will be watching.  Shashi Tharoor is India’s Minister of State for Human Resource Development. His most recent book is Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century. © Project Syndicate 2012

Auntie may still know best IDLE IDL LE CCHATTER HATT I

’ve never known why the old nickname for the BBC was Auntie, but I suppose it was for ‘Auntie knows best’, a bygone age when Aunts and Uncles, all those ‘grown ups’ one knew in a child’s world, were afforded respect for their age and wisdom: given the scandal surrounding the BBC and the intrusion of adults into childhood innocence how ironic that seems now. But I want to defend the BBC, or at least part of it. To be accurate: the World at One, Desert Island Discs, I’m sorry I haven’t a Clue and Gardeners’ Question Time. In other words: those informative, sentimental and playful programmes that give serious and funny analysis and tips on how to prune my hydrangeas. Of course, they are all radio. One of the BBC’s best innovations of recent months is the free introduction of Radio

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I-Player and the opportunity to listen to one’s favourite programmes outside the UK and as live broadcast. I have long wished for a licence fee that only covered the listening and not the seeing. For, a long time there seems to have been a mismatch between the quality of discussion and analysis on BBC Radio, and what appears on BBC TV, which is, more or less, indistinguishable from its commercial rivals. Now we see one of the few remaining flagship BBC investigative programmes, Newsnight,

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battling within itself for power and position, passing the buck of responsibility like a hot coal, with no-one actually admitting to or explaining the ‘shoddy journalism’, as Chris Patten called it, to the licence fee payers. Whatever happens in the Jimmy Savile enquiry, and if ever a man was trialled by Twitter it was him, I find myself wincing. For creepy as he was, this posthumous picking of his bones without his defence of his crimes; without police prosecution or explanations from the programme makers is even creepier. For anyone watching the endless loop of BBC World there is a timely lecture by Lyse Doucet, long-term BBC foreign correspondent, on the use of new technologies in news gathering: the most pertinent section is about validity. She vividly demonstrates how evidence on YouTube can be manufactured

to distort truth, how unreliable social media stories must now be viewed with suspicion until corroborated. For news agencies cheap use of second-hand images and Twitter gossip trails must be economically tempting, but when images can start wars, Facebook fuel rebellions and Twitter can condemn men, like Lord Macalpine, to be labelled wrongly, it’s a dangerous game. We need old-fashioned honest eyewitness journalism. Let’s rely on professional BBC journalists on the ground with their microphone, even if that mike is on a mobile. Let’s cut BBC radio free of its big brother TV, reduce the licence fee, and allow BBC TV to be the commercial organisation it wants to be. For when it comes to good journalism I trust the voices of those who are actually there.

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25 years ago Thursday November 17, 1987

Queen Mary I, known as ‘Bloody Mary’, dies aged 42 and is succeeded by half-sister Elizabeth I.

Military police asked bookshops at British base areas in Cyprus to stop selling the book Spycatcher. The book by former British counterspy Peter Wright is banned in Britain. Spokesman Christopher Shepherd said the ban did not automatically apply to the bases, but a decision against the book was taken in view of the controversy.

1903 At the Second Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party, held in London, the Bolsheviks, under Lenin, split from the Mensheviks.

1950 Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, becomes Tibet’s head of state.

1989 Riot police arrest hundreds of people taking part in the biggest show of public dissent in Czechoslovakia for 20 years.

1997 More than 60 people die in an attack on a group of foreign tourists visiting a temple in southern Egypt.

35 years ago Saturday November 17, 1977 President Kyprianou has declared that any rights agreed for Turkish Cypriots would be guaranteed by the new constitution and through international guarantees. Kyprianou repeated his opposition to partition and said that to divide peoples and partition states is anathema both to those affected and to the world at large.

45 years ago Sunday November 17, 1967 UN Security General U Thant called last night on all sides to avoid a repetition of what he called the senseless and deplorable incidents which occurred this week in Cyprus. In a report on the recent clash in the Ayios Theodoros Kophinou area, he said that such occurrences could only have an adverse effect on the improved atmosphere created by some recent developments.


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Showbiz

Stars join American Music Awards big birthday bash Variety is the key to this year’s ceremony

By Lisa Richwine

By Piya Sinha-Roy THE American Music Awards rings in its 40th year tomorrow, with top nominees like Rihanna and Nicki Minaj battling for the top trophies and Stevie Wonder leading a tribute to the show’s late founder, Dick Clark. Variety is the key to this year’s three-hour ceremony from Los Angeles, with performers including Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, 1990s ska-punk band No Doubt, alt-rockers Linkin Park, country-pop darling Taylor Swift, Korean Internet sensation Psy and British-Irish boy band The Wanted. “The AMAs reflects pop culture, which is all forms of music, all genres, pop, rock, country, hip hop, alternative ... all these things that normally don’t together. It’s our job to make it flow,” producer Larry Klein told Reuters. R&B star Rihanna, 24, and Minaj, 29, tied for the most nominations this year, with four apiece, and will battle each other in the hotly contested female pop-rock category. Rihanna will also face stiff competition for the top award of the night, the artist of the year accolade, where she will compete with Bieber, Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Drake. The new artist category is

Hollywood thirsts for young adults after Twilight

Stevie Wonder will lead a tribute to the late Dick Clark, who founded the show 40 years ago expected to be a tight race between rapper J. Cole, indie-pop band fun., Australian singer Gotye, British boy band One Direction and Canadian popstar Carly Rae Jepsen, who will also be performing on Sunday. The ceremony will be shown live on ABC Television. Unlike the Grammy Awards, which are decided on by music producers, songwriters and others working in the industry, the American Music Awards are determined by fans. “It’s the public who watches, who decides, who votes. This is an awards show where the public decides the

nominees and winners, so our shows are more about pop culture,” Klein said. This year sees a new category for the growing electronic dance music market, which Klein said he couldn’t ignore. DJs David Guetta, Skrillex and Calvin Harris will compete for the trophy. This is the first time Klein will be running the show without the input of influential music and TV producer Dick Clark, who died in April at the age of 82. Clark created the American Music Awards in 1973 as an alternative to the Grammys, and Klein said his absence felt bizarre. “Last year, he loved the

show, he was very happy. He loved LMFAO when they closed the show, it was all a fun party of music, dance music, Dick loved it,” Klein said. Clark, who also hosted American Bandstand and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, will be remembered on Sunday in a tribute led by Wonder and American Idol host Ryan Seacrest. “I wanted to make it classy, elegant and meaningful, with something that truly summoned the relationship that Dick had with so many people,” said Klein, who has been involved in the show since its inception.

Klein said the show will look back on its 40-year history, showcasing some of its most memorable moments. Klein’s personal picks included performances from late singer Michael Jackson, funk-pop star Prince, and Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ rendition in 2009 of Empire State of Mind. With more than fifteen individual performances, or ‘mini-shows’ scheduled for Sunday, Klein said audiences can expect surprises. “Live TV is the best, it’s unpredictable. Without a doubt there will be some unpredictable moments, I promise you,” the producer said.

Hitchcock’s earliest film Jude Law ‘not a womaniser’ work is released online THE earliest known surviving feature in which Alfred Hitchcock is credited was released online on Thursday after sitting under the noses of archivists for decades. The recovered parts of 1924’s The White Shadow, in which Hitchcock served as an assistant director among other credits, will be streamed for free for the next two months at the U.S. National Film Preservation Foundation’s website, the non-profit group said in a statement. The White Shadow, a silent British melodrama directed by Graham Cutts and a financial flop, tells the story of twin sisters, one angelic and the other soulless. It stars Betty Compson as the twins. The New Zealand Film Archive stumbled across three of the film’s delicate nitrate reels in its collection last year. No other copies are known to exist. The foundation, which supports film preservation in the United States, said it was able to stream the film online from cash donations and bandwidth donated by the online film service Fandor. Hitchcock, who shot to international prominence with The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) and The 39 Steps (1935), is additionally credited as writer, art director and editor. The White Shadow is also believed to be the first surviving production that Hitchcock, then 24, worked on with Alma Reville, whom he married in 1926. Part of Hitchcock’s and Reville’s life together has been dramatised in Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as Reville. The film is set to be released on November 23.

The actor believes he is misunderstood by many people

THE actor - who embarked on a romance with Sienna Miller shortly after splitting from wife Sadie Frost, and whose engagement to the star was called off amid allegations he had cheated on her with his children’s nanny - believes he is misunderstood by many people and can’t understand why he has been branded a “womaniser”. He said: “I’ve been in committed long-term relationships most of my life and I’m a faithful soul. That’s why terms like ‘womaniser’ and ‘sex symbol’ don’t really apply to me. It just goes to show that people don’t understand me at all.” Jude - who has children Rafferty, 16, Iris, 12, and 10year-old Rudy with Sadie, as well as Sophia, three, from a brief relationship with Samantha Burke - says he is a very “sociable” person with a generous attitude. He said: “I’m someone who loves to give. I’m very sociable. Respect for others is very important to me.”

AS vampires Bella and Edward take their last bites on the big screen, Hollywood studios are on the hunt for the next Twilight, a movie that plays on teenage angst and, more importantly, lights up the movie box office. The first four Twilight movies earned $2.5 billion at theatres worldwide, propelled by passionate fans of a book series about a vampire-andwerewolf teen love triangle. Box office watchers project Breaking Dawn - Part 2 will haul in $150 million at U.S. and Canadian theatres this weekend, one of the year’s biggest film debuts. Eager to replicate that performance, studios executives have been trolling through young adult novels with the dream of uncovering the next big blockbuster franchise, paying as much as $1 million to secure the film rights to the hottest books. At least four films based on books for teenagers will reach theatres next year, with young love forced to overcome alien parasites, evil zombies and other supernatural bad guys. Executives hope they can uncover a story that excites tech-savvy teens, who supercharged the buzz mill for The Hunger Games and other hits by spreading the word to friends through social media posts. “It’s a very enthusiastic and deep passion that young people feel for a book they love,” said Nina Jacobson, executive producer of The Hunger Games, which spawned a blockbuster film franchise with $687 million in worldwide ticket sales this spring. “When they love something, they share it,” Jacobson said. The four-year Twilight movie saga lifted tiny studio Summit Entertainment into Hollywood’s big leagues and paved the way for its $412 million acquisition in January by Lions Gate Entertainment, the studio behind The Hunger Games. The coming young adult films incorporate paranormal themes like those in the Twilight movies or dark dystopian futures and battles for survival reminiscent of The Hunger Games, and do it through the drama of young love. Summit is aiming to get Twilight fans buzzing about next February’s zombie romance Warm Bodies with a trailer before Breaking Dawn - Part 2. Still, there is no guarantee book lovers will flock to a movie version of their favourite read, said Keith Simanton, managing editor of movie website IMDB.com. Film adaptations of The Seeker and The Spiderwick Chronicles failed to give birth to the kind of big movie franchises that have become the lifeblood of Hollywood’s movie studios, he said. “It is going to continue to be a trend, until one of them fails in a big way,” Simanton said.


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Tech

New Lumia phones seen winning Nokia more time Struggling Finnish company in battle with Apple and Samsung By Ritsuko Ando NOKIA’S new Lumia smartphones are trickling into the market and early signs suggest they may sell well enough to give the handset maker more time in its fight against industry leaders Samsung and Apple. But investors shouldn’t expect a quick turnaround for the struggling Finnish cellphone maker, with rival gadgets like mini tablet computers vying for consumers’ attention, analysts said. “Positive reviews are a great start but as we have seen many times before these won’t deliver strong sales volumes on their own,” said Pete Cunningham, an analyst at research firm Canalys. Successful sales of the latest Lumia 920 and 820 models are crucial for Nokia’s survival. The former market leader is burning through cash while it loses share in both high-end smartphones and cheaper handsets. FIM Securities analyst Michael Schroder forecast Nokia will sell 1-3 million of the new models this quarter. It sold 2.9 million older Lumia models in the third quarter, compared to Apple’s sales of around 26.6 million iPhones in the same period. “In any case the uptake will not be massive,” he predicted. Lumia’s sales could serve a verdict on Chief Executive Stephen Elop’s decision in February 2011 to partner with Microsoft instead of using Google’s Android or continuing to develop Nokia’s own operating system. Investors had feared poor reviews and weak sales could bring an end to the company’s smartphone business early next year.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer displays a Nokia Lumia 920 featuring Windows Phone 8 during an event in San Francisco So far, consumer reviews seem to favour the feel and look of the new models, which include high-definition cameras and the latest Microsoft Windows Phone 8 software. “It (the Lumia 920) is very similar in appearance to the Lumia 900, but has curved glass, rounded edges, and curved back so it feels great in your hand. It is a dense device, but if you look at all the pros and cons the heft is worth it,” said a reviewer for tech website ZDNet. That’s an improvement from the market’s reaction when the new model was first unveiled. The shares slumped 13 per cent that day with investors citing a lack of a ‘wow’

factor. Nokia is taking a gradual approach to launching the phones, and availability is expected to vary by market for the next few weeks, compared with Apple’s iPhone models which usually go on sale on the same day to global fanfare. “While we are very impressed with the hardware features of the Lumia 920 and the improved software functionality of Windows Phone 8, we believe a focused launch to drive steady sales growth is necessary,” said Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley. In Canada, one of the earliest launch markets, carrier

Rogers Communications has trained its sales staff more to sell the latest Lumias than the previous models, said John Boynton, Rogers’ executive vice president of marketing. He predicted the phones would be popular with firsttime smartphone users, thanks to homescreens with tile-like icons designed to help users navigate applications and functions. “They’re a little nervous at some of the more complex smartphones that are out there,” he said. “The tile format is a really, really simplified way for people to get comfortable using smartphones.” Analysts also expect tough competition during the pre-

Christmas shopping season from the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Apple’s iPhone 5. Taiwan’s HTC has also introduced smartphones running Windows Phone 8 software. Other rival gadgets include Apple’s iPad mini as well as cheaper tablets from Google and Amazon. The stakes could not be higher for Nokia’s Elop, who said in February 2011 the company’s transition would take two years. “This is absolutely a makeor-break phone for the Windows Phone strategy,” FIM Securities’ Schroder said. “If it fails, they have to take a whole new course.”

Skype faces up to password flaw

Skype says it has now resolved the issue

SKYPE has tackled a password reset flaw which could be exploited to hijack the video chat service’s accounts. The vulnerability was discussed on a Russian blog about three months ago, but was only tackled after details were shared on news discussion site Reddit. The issue could have exposed answerphone messages, old text message conversations and user details including date of birth. Skype said it had now resolved the issue. “Early on Wednesday morning we were notified of user concerns surrounding the security of the password reset feature on our website,” said engineer Leonas Sendrauskas. “This issue affected some users where multiple Skype accounts were registered to the same email address. “We suspended the password reset feature temporarily this morning as a precaution and have made updates to the password reset process today so that it is now working properly. “We are reaching out to a small number of users who may have been impacted to assist as necessary. Skype is committed to providing a safe and secure communications experience to our users and we apologise for the incon-

venience.” A how-to-guide was first shared on Russian forum Xeksec. It involves using a victim’s Skype-registered email address to create a new account which is also linked to an email account owned by the attacker. If a password change is then requested using the target’s username, the hijacker can access the resulting reset token via the Skype app itself using the newly-created bogus log-in. This can then be used to lock out the account’s owner and access their details. Skype blanks all but the last four digits of stored credit card accounts preventing the hackers from being able to steal cash, however they could have used up spare credit. The security hole was confirmed by The Next Web which subsequently brought it to Skype’s attention. It follows on from a revelation last month that the program could be used to distribute malware via its instant message tool. The news comes amid a campaign by Microsoft to convince members of its Windows Live Messenger chat tool to switch to Skype. It plans to retire WLM by March 2013 across the world, with the exception of China.

All eyes on Call of Duty after strong Halo 4 launch By Malathi Nayak MICROSOFT’S Halo 4 action-shooter video game delivered robust sales on its launch - a good sign for the flagging video game industry and setting up a tough battle with Activision Blizzard Inc’s latest Call of Duty. As more gamers migrate from console gaming to mobile offerings on tablets and smartphones, the video game industry has seen revenues decline and the performance of both titles in the upcoming holiday shopping season and 2013 is being watched closely as a gauge of future demand for the sector. Call of Duty is currently the biggest-selling title on Microsoft’s Xbox and strong sales for Halo 4 could eat into its sales on that console. But unlike Halo 4, it is also available on PCs, Sony’s PlayStation and Nintendo’s Wii consoles. Microsoft said Halo 4 racked up $220 million in global sales on its launch day, surpassing the $200 million made by the previous installment, Halo: Reach, which was released in 2010. Halo 4 will likely reach $300 million in sales in its first week, the company said. Activision raised its earning outlook last week on expectations of strong holiday sales of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, saying it hoped it would beat previous Call of Duty records. The previous installment Modern Warfare 3 garnered more than $400 million in sales on its first day in stores in North America and the United Kingdom, setting a video game industry record and hit $1 billion in 16 days after launch. The latest Call of Duty was available for PCs, the Xbox and PlayStation consoles from Tuesday, while a dedicated Wii U version will be released when the new console hits stores on November 18. Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia said that good starts were being seen for some popular titles - in addition to a 15 per cent rise in sales for Halo 4 over its previous installment, Ubisoft’s actionadventure game Assassin’s Creed III that launched in October is on track to double sales compared to last year’s offering. He said that even a small rise in sales or flat sales from last year for the Black Ops II launch would bode well for the quarter. “There’s no reason to believe the early sales won’t be strong but the question is beyond the December quarter,” he said. “It boils down to the legs the game may have beyond the first few weeks or the first quarter.” Call of Duty has been the top-selling game property during the holiday period in November and December since 2008 and represented 14 per cent of retail software sales last holiday, Liam Callahan, industry analyst at research firm NPD Group, said.


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

What’s on

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

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

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11.20am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.35, 7.45 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 3.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 5.35, 7.45 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 11am, 1.20pm and 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Taken 2 (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.20pm, weekends also at 3.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.20pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 J.A.C.E (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 10.20pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Skyfall (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5, 7.40 and 10.20pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 5, 7.40 and 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383 To Rome With Love (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.40, 7.50 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Tinkerbell: Secret of the Wings (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 3.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm, weekends also at

Looper (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.45pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 7.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Paranormal Activity 4 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in French) at 7.50pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in French) at 7.50pm. Tel: 77778383 Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek), weekends only at 3.20pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) (in Greek), weekends only at 11.30am, 1.35pm and 3.20pm. Tel: 77778383

(mostly in Spanish, with Greek subtitles) Cine Studio, Sunday at 8pm, Tuesday and Thursday at 9pm, presented by the Friends of the Cinema Society. Tel: 96-420491, www.ofk.org.cy I Am Kalam (in Hindi, with English subtitles) Cine Studio, Monday at 9pm. Special screening for the “Hope for Children” UNCRC Policy Centre. www.ofk.org.cy

LIMASSOL The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (N/A) Rio 1 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 3 and 5.15pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.35, 7.45 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Taken 2 (12) Rio 3 at 7.45 and 10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8pm and 10.20pm, weekends also at 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 3.30pm; 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

J.A.C.E (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383

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Skyfall (12) Rio 2 at 7.45 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 5pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5, 7.40 and 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Rio 6 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 3.20pm and 5.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 5) at 7.50pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Tinkerbell: Secret of the Wings (K) Rio 3 (in Greek), weekdays at 6pm, weekends at 3.30 and 5.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Looper (15) Rio 5, weekdays at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends at 8.15 and 10.30pm. Tel: 25-871410 Paranormal Activity 4 (15) Rio 4 at 7.45pm (weekends at 8.10pm) and 10pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in French) at 7.50pm. Tel: 77778383 Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (K) Rio 2 (in Greek), weekdays at 6pm, weekends at 3.15pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek), weekends only at 3.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) Rio 4 (in English, in 2D), weekends only at 3, 4.45 and 6.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-

Cineplex (Screen 5) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

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

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 5 (in Greek), weekends only at 3, 4.45 and 6.30pm. Tel: 25-871410

Paranormal Activity 4 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Help Rio 5, Monday at 8.30pm, presented by the Limassol Cine Club. www.cinelesxi.org

LARNACA The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.35, 7.45 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Taken 2 (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.20pm, weekends also at 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 J.A.C.E (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Skyfall (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5, 7.40 and 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383 To Rome With Love (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.40, 7.50 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Tinkerbell: Secret of the Wings (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in French) at 7.50pm. Tel: 77778383 Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek), weekends only at 3.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Help House of Arts and Literature (Makarios Avenue), Thursday at 8.30pm, presented by the Larnaca Film Society. Tel: 99658831, www.lfcinema.org

PAPHOS The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (N/A) Rio 1 at 5.30, 7.45 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 Taken 2 (12) Rio 4 at 6, 7.45 and 9.45pm, weekends also at 4pm. Tel: 26-207000

listings Today Music Father Funk British DJ playing funk music behind the decks. November 17. Melibar, 75 Saripolou St, Limassol. 10pm. Email: info@melibar.net. Free. Tel: 99-607918/99-329832 Chamber Music Concert Concert with musicians of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra who will perform works by Brahms, Smetana and Papagiorgio. November 17. Pallas Theatre, old Nicosia. 5pm. Free. Tel: 22-463144 Third Avaton Music Festival Contemporary music event that promotes 20th and 21st century music. November 17-19. Palio Xydadiko (Old Vinegar Factory), 34 Genethliou Mitella Street. 10am. €12/8. Tel: 99355358/99-864970

Theatre Elektra A play staged by Theatre Antidote and directed by Xenakis Kyriakides. November 17. ARTos Foundation, Ay Omoloyites, Nicosia. 11am in Greek and 4pm in English. Tel: 24-822677

Other Events Mind, Body & Spirit Exhibition Discover natural health, organic products, the environment, yoga, spirituality and much more. Novem-

ber 17-18. Hilton Park Hotel, Griva Digheni Avenue, Nicosia. Saturday: 11am-8pm. Sunday: 11am-7pm. €8. Tel: 22-695111/96-472717 German Language Children Films Recent films for 8 to 14-year-olds and all those young at heart based on famous children novels by German author Erich Kästner. November 17. Goethe-Institut, Nicosia (next to Ledra Palace). In German with Greek subtitles. 4pm & 6pm. Free. Tel: 96760534/22-674608

Tomorrow Other Events Second Mums 2Be & Baby Day An informational expo for pregnant women and new mothers. November 18. Londa Hotel in Limassol. 10am-6pm. €2 in lieu of an entry charge in order to raise funds for the local non-profit organisation Centre for Preventive Paediatrics. Tel: 70003077/25-865555

Fish Dreams Solo painting exhibition by Marinos Kartikkis. Opens November 19, 7.30pm until December 1. Opus 39 Gallery, 21 Kimonos Street, Nicosia. Monday: 5pm-8pm. Tuesday-Friday: 10.30am-12 .30pm and 5pm-8pm. Tel: 22-424983

experience the wide range of innovative technologies and services that space offers them. November 12-18. Europe Square, Larnaca. SaturdaySunday: 10am-8pm. Free. www.ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/space/expo/index_en.htm

Other Events

Chocolate Week Opportunity to taste combinations especially prepared by the hotel’s pastry chef and his team. November 16-25. Colors Café at the Four Seasons Hotel, Limassol. Tel: 22-818884

Days of German Language Films Screenings of recent films from Austria, Germany and Switzerland. November 19-24. Goethe-Institut, Nicosia (next to Ledra Palace). Opening at 5pm. First screening 6pm followed by screening at 8pm. All films will have English subtitles. Free. Tel: 22-674608 Where Science Serves Society Distinguished scientists from abroad and Cyprus discuss their latest research results on human brain dynamics, such as dyslexia and epilepsy. November 19. Centrum Hotel, Nicosia. 6pm-8pm. Free. Tel: 22-460228. Pre-registration is required at www.aaiscs.com/LHBD/ events.html, or by email events@ aaiscs.com or fax 22-028060

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Summer Mornings Solo painting exhibition by Kyprianos Kyprianou. Opens November 19, 7m until November 25. Stegi Grammaton Tehnon, 16th June 1943, Limassol. Open daily: 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm. Tel: 25-749179

European Space Expo: Discover what Space brings to your Life The Expo will highlight the critical role of the European Union in space and space-based technologies. Visitors to the Expo can see, touch and

European Political Thought A series of seminars to be presented by Dr Eleni Papamichael, followed by a discussion. Participants to more than six seminars will be awarded Diplomas of Attendance. Until January 23. M106 (Millennium building 1st floor) at the University of Nicosia 8.45pm. Every Wednesday. €50. Monitoring individual lectures €10. Tel: 22-841600/ 99-536311 and/or cceia@unic.ac.cy

vember 16-19 & 21. To Phytorio, 2 Nehrou, Nicosia Municipal Gardens. 8.30pm. €12. In Greek and French. Tel: 99-736040/22-681088 Same Time, Next Year Dionysos Theatre opens the new theatre season with a play by Bernard Slade, directed by Nikos Charalambous. Until November 25. Dionysos Theatre, 29 Diagorou Street, Nicosia. 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 a 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

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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. Tel: 22-864300

Paphos 13th Music and Dance Festival A festival embracing a variety of musical genres taking place in venues around Paphos. November 14-24. €7 and €5 (students and pensioners). Tel: 26-937670/99-632346

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

Theatre

The Magic Flute The Children’s Stage of Satiriko Theatre presents play adapted and directed by Thanasis Theologis. Until December 23. Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre, 11-15 Vladimiros

Blame it on Me A performance about shame, embarrassment and humiliation, by Alexis Vassiliou/Nothing to Declare. No-

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Kafkarides Street, Aglantzia, Nicosia. Every Sunday at 10.30am. €10. In Greek. Tel: 22-312940/22-421609 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 Noah’s Family A theatrical play for children written by Xenia Kalogeropoulou and Thomas Moschopoulos. Until December 23. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Every Sunday at 10.30am. In Greek. Tel: 22-864300

Exhibition Kristina Sretkova Solo painting exhibition. 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 The White Goddess Solo painting exhibition by Stass Paraskos. Until November 17. Apocalypse Gallery, 30 Chytron Street, Nicosia. Monday- Friday: 10.30am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10.30am-1pm. Tel: 22-766655 Europe from myth to Reality Solo painting exhibition by Kikkos Lanitis. Until November 18. Gallery Gloria, 3 Zinonos Sozou Street, Nicosia. Monday-Friday: 10.30pm12.45pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10.30pm-12.45pm. Tel: 22-760286


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Cyprus’ architectural heritage

For centuries colonists have left their home countries behind to venture off to far-away lands. As they settled permanently into outposts at the farthest reaches of the globe, these colonists built structures that combined the architecture of their countries of origin with the design characteristics of their new abode. Such a synthesis of tradition and regionalism created an unusual hybrid design. Our architectural heritage is one of the most tangible aspects of our heritage. But how well do you know your own city? Next week, the general public in the capital have the opportunity to attend an intriguing lecture on British colonial architecture in Cyprus between 1878 and 1960. During the 19th century, Britain amassed the largest territorial empire the world had ever seen. With this expansion came the export of architecture and urban planning, the visual and spatial consequences of which were profound and unprecedented. The colonial structures that still stand today in Cyprus are the product of careful planning. The ideas and practices of architectural modernism really began to be introduced to Cyprus in the 1930s, when an increasing number of professional European educated architects established their practices on the island. Today, years after the independence of Cyprus,

Coming Up Other Events Germany and beyond As part of the cultural programme of this year’s Month of the German Language in Cyprus this November, the GoetheInstitut Cyprus, together with the embassies of Austria and Switzerland, have come together to present the Days of German Language Films. From Monday until Saturday, two recent films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will be screened twice - and all for the first time in Cyprus. The films have each already been presented at major film n cinemas in the festivals in Europe and in ll be shown in three countries. They will nguage version their original German language with English subtitles. ntertains the The opening film Vitus entertains ebate. Vitus nature-versus-nurture debate. al 2006 Academy was Switzerland’s official oreign Awards entry for Best Foreign Language Film and was one of ss films the most successful Swiss of 2006. Unfolding as a multiure, it generational family feature, ung centres on a talented young pianist. By the age of 12, Viiano tus (played by real-life piano

one is still able to see such a legacy in stone. Believe it or not, there are over 700 buildings and works and an extensive network of infrastructure which survive from the period of British rule in Cyprus. Yet, there is little knowledge or understanding among Cypriots, particularly the younger generation, as to what this heritage is, what it means and what its future might be. This Wednesday, at 7pm, Professor Costas Georghiou will present a lecture at the University of Nicosia’s Architecture Research Centre, based on his forthcoming book, which aims to address this knowledge gap. This is the first comprehensive and scholarly study of the architecture and town planning of the British colonial administration in Cyprus, 1878-1960. The lecture will examine the colonial context within which the buildings and infrastructure were created, and will describe, analyse and evaluate some of the most significant buildings and works. It’s important to note that while the lecture is primarily about architecture, town planning and development, it can also be appreciated by audience members who simply wish to know more about what physical structures can tell us about history, colonialism and decision-making. During the lecture, questions regarding the archi-

prodigy Teo Gheorghiu) is a gifted musician, whose parents have high hopes for him in a career as a classical pianist. Daily pressures of hours of musical a practice, an overprotective but well-meaning mother and a father burdened with precarious financial situation lead the boy to seek refuge with his eccentric grandfather. My Words, My Lies – My Love (Lila, Lila) is set in the world of publishing. A waiter finds a manuscript in an abandoned bedside table and passes it off as his own in a bid to impress a beautiful woman. The book storms the bestselling lists and he wins Marie over but as the media becomes desperate for his attention, a tramp appears claiming to have written the story. Austrian stage and screen actor Karl Markovics, best known for his turn in Oscar f winner The Counterfeiters, makes his directorial debut with Breathing (Atmen), the story o of Roman, tryin to re-intea young man trying grate into society after serving d time in a juvenile detention centre for murder. One day, wi a dead Roman is faced with woman who bears his family name. Even thoug though it soon turns out that she is not a relative, Rom Roman wonders about his past rs time and for the first starts lo looking for mo his mother. s Six stories inter-

tectural quality of the British colonial-built heritage, the influences which shaped it and how it has influenced the architecture, built environment and aspirations of the Cypriots, will be addressed, and a discussion with the audience will follow. Georghiou is a chartered architect and town planner and visiting professor of architecture and urban design at the University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom. He has practiced in a number of countries and has served as Head of Urban Design and Conservation in Bristol and as Chief Town Planning Officer in York and Wolverhampton. He has advised the British and Chinese governments on matters of urban regeneration and conservation. Furthermore, his work has won a number of national and international awards. British colonial architecture in Cyprus between 1878 and 1960 Professor Costas Georghiou will present a lecture that will examine the colonial context within which the period’s buildings and infrastructure were created. November 21. University of Nicosia’s Architecture Research Centre, 31 Michael Georgalla, Engomi, Nicosia. 7pm. Tel: 22-842600 or email info.arc@unic.ac.cy By Ledha Socratous

sect in one night in Julia’s Disappearance. The titular Julia rides the bus to meet her friends at a restaurant for a dinner celebrating her 50th birthday. Meanwhile, some teenage girls on the initial bus decide to steal some sneakers for a boy they like. Julia’s Disappearance is an entertaining and sophisticated meditation on getting old, feeling young and everything in between. Produced to coincide with the 800th anniversary of the choir’s founding, Die Thomaner – A year with the Thomanerchor is a documentary film that follows 12 months in the lives of the Leipzig choristers and looks beyond the public face of the choir to explore in more detail what it means to be a member of a such a revered and renowned choir. And finally, Autumn Gold tells the touching story of five athletes and their preparation for the Track and Field World Championships. Their toughest challenge is their age: these potential world champions are between 80 and 100. The athletes candidly admit that their lives are nearing the end, but their competitive spirit refuses to die. Rather than rest or fear what’s ahead, they keep fighting and aim to rack up even more gold medals. Days of German Language Films Screenings of recent films from Austria, Germany and Switzerland. November 19-24. Goethe-Institut, Nicosia (next to Ledra Palace). Opening at 5pm. First screening 6pm followed by screening at 8pm. All films will have English subtitles. Free. Tel: 22-674608

Six German-language films to be screened next week, from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Above: Breathing (Atmen) and inset Autumn Gold

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Dad’s gone to a cheaper When his annual income plummeted by three quarters Andrew Gimson carried on spending. Then his wife took away his cash card and put him in charge of the weekly shop. He reveals how he faced the frugal truth - and it wasn’t all bad

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HAVE always thought of myself as a reasonably frugal person. At the age of 54, when I fell out with my employees, my income dropped from about £100,000 a year to about the British national average of £25,000, I got the chance to discover whether I really was. Several large economies could be made at once. I converted to an interest-only mortgage and stopped making pension contributions. To reduce the temptation to spend cash, I reduced the amount of money I took out of ATMs from £200 to £100 a time. Apart from this I went on behaving pretty much as I had behaved before. Apparently this is what people usually do when their income drops. They do not at first grasp the scale of the change

that is required. Our overdraft rose towards the high limit set by our bank in the days when I was a high earner. My wife Sally, who gets about £10,000 a year for her work as a local councillor, is quicker on the uptake than I am, and better at grasping unwelcome problems. She rang the bank and went through our spending line by line. This led to the cancellation of a large number of standing orders. But it also led to the discovery that in the past month I had withdrawn £1,100 from cash machines. Where had all this money gone? I drew up a rough tally but could only account for about half of it. The man at the bank, who had a rugged northern accent and during the cull of standing orders had already identified a number of worthless causes

No matter how hard you try, dinner parties always end up more extravagant affairs than you had planned

which we were supporting, now regarded me as a suspect character who was ruining the family by wasting money on secret pleasures. In vain I protested that I was not keeping a mistress but the man at the bank decided I must no longer be allowed to take any money out of cash machines. For several weeks Sally bought all the food we needed and I had no money in my pocket. When spending became completely unavoidable I ran up small debts: £6.30 to the local shop, £22 owed to our younger daughter (who had received a gift from her godmother), £26 to our older daughter (who earns money babysitting). Our son remained untouched for money as he did not have any. There is no doubt that our outgoings were much reduced. We were not discovering what

Frequent trips to the expensive deli had to go it is like to be poor but we were finding out how to live on much less. At least Sally was. Her creative parsimony put me to shame. She then had to go away for a few days without having time to restock the house. She suggested I do this by going to Iceland, a supermarket I had never used. The wilful ugliness of the shop’s sign had somehow persuaded me that it could not be a place where I would feel at home. But what a wonderful place it is once you get inside. In the supermarkets I used to visit I often found it quite hard to work out what things cost. In Iceland there is no such difficulty. The price labels are completely clear. Many items cost either £1 or £2. The first thing to catch my eye was a

large bottle of Fairy Liquid costing £2. This struck me as very good value. In our corner shop I usually pay £1.29 for a much smaller one. A litre of Flash cost £1, while some dishwasher tabs for which I would usually expect to pay £2.99 could be had for £1.50. I became so enthusiastic about this shop, so high on the pleasures of frugality, that I spent £34.25, which was more than I had intended, but which together with some fruit and veg bought off a stall was enough to keep us going for three days. Not that everything from Iceland was equally good. A large pork pie that cost only £1 was frankly a disappointment. The fresh spinach at £1 a bag was fine, as were the Herta frankfurters

Prices are clearly displayed at Iceland

I realise that if one and persistence, and cook, one can obta for cheap and delici different at £3 for 20. The children have been uncomplaining about the new regime. In negotiations that took place over my head, they obtained in return for certain austerities during the week the promise of a roast dinner each weekend: a demand which, for a time, could be satisfied by the purchase (not by me) of a joint of pork for only £5.60, or £2.70/kg, on special offer (now ended) from Sainsbury’s. We look back with affection to the days when I would go to Giacobazzi’s, our wonderful local Italian deli, where for a modest sum one could obtain such delights as fresh pasta, pizza, focaccia, pecorino romano cheese, fennel salami and various kinds of olives. For some reason the children especially miss the olives. But there is no doubt Iceland is cheaper. More expert shoppers will smile at the naivety of these remarks. I realise that if one has enough time and persistence, and is a skilful enough cook, one can obtain the ingredients for cheap and delicious dishes in many different places. Most supermarkets have raised their prices so high that they have had to introduce a range of basics that poor people can actually afford. It is in filling a shopping trolley that


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e has enough time d is a skilful enough ain the ingredients ous dishes in many t places you understand the cost of living. Politicians learn the price of a pint of milk, but voters sense that in few cases have our MPs had to worry about the cost of filling a trolley. Like many well-off people, I used my money to insulate myself from the way poor peo-

ple live. I became cut off from my own country. My priority was to get the shopping over as quickly as possible, so although I had an old fashioned prejudice against paying for things with a credit card, I did not worry if I needed to go to the hole in the wall in order to get some extra cash. I congratulated myself on being economical by buying sausages rather than steak from an excellent butchers where I liked to go at least once a week. I have lived a kind of cottonwool existence, able to buy my way out of any difficult decision, including what to feed the children. Weeks might go past without it even occurring to me to give them baked potatoes. Such wholesome sta-

Disraeli spoke of two nations, he could have been talking about where we shop

ples as baked beans, which I used to eat straight from the tin when I first arrived in London, had somehow passed out of my life. In 1992, when I met Sally, she possessed a copy of Delia Smith’s Frugal Food, already disintegrating from heavy use, and would think nothing of feeding 20 friends in the youth-hostel-like kitchen above the pub where she rented a room. We got married and moved to Berlin. By the time we returned to London, quite a few of our friends had become rich. When they invited us to dinner, they would give us champagne beforehand, and we would sit down at a table that did not in any way remind one of a youth hostel, for even if the occasion was informal, the food was anything but. Giving a dinner party is a bit like giving a wedding. However much you try to simplify things, it is hard to stop the preparations becoming more elaborate than you originally intended. If 18 months ago your great friends the Joneses gave you champagne, and a meal in which Elizabeth David would find nothing to criticise, it seems a bit mean not to go to as much trouble and expense oneself. When Disraeli wrote of “two nations”, he meant the rich and the poor, “between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other’s habits, thoughts and feelings as if they were inhabitants of different planets; who are formed by a different breeding, are fed by a different food, are ordered by different manners, and are not governed by the same laws”. When I bump into my neighbour Ed Miliband in Iceland I will know he is really getting serious about One Nation politics.

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classified contents Employment Opportunities pg 18 Employment Miscellaneous 18 Pets 18 Lessons 18 Health & Fitness 18 Personal 18 Services 19 For Sale Miscellaneous 19 For Sale Land/ Property Business 19 For Sale Motor vehicles -Wanted 19 To Let Nicosia 19 To Let Limassol 21 To Let Larnaca 21 To Let Paphos 22 To Let Protaras, Ayia Napa, Paralimni -To Let Athens -Land For Sale Bulgaria -For Sale Nicosia 24 For Sale Limassol 24 For Sale Larnaca -For Sale Paphos 24 For Sale Ayia Napa 24 For Sale Famagusta Protaras -For Sale Athens -Property& Home Services display ads 25

abbreviations bdrm c/h a/c s/pool f/f apt pm pw sw nw st rd p/s c/l swb r/cass e/w

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Advertiser FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS sale including Italian, Spanish and French clothes and shoes. Also women’s dummies and modern wall fittings (clothes rails.) Selling at very low prices for clearance. Tel: 99-168943 ****************************

FOR SALE BUSINESS/ PROPERTY/LAND **************************** TIMI, PLOTS, a few selected available, seaview, near the 2 golf courses, Venus Rock and airport 60% building factor, €99.000. Half registration fees til the 31.12.12. Tel. 99621914 **************************** 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 www.cyprusre. com/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 B.P./LAND FOR SALE PLOT IN THE CENTER OF LEFKARA Village 670sqm, high build factor, near all shops, and amenities €210.000 negotiable 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

FOR SALE B.P./LAND resorts, holiday centres, commercial and shopping centres, entertainment enterprises etc. Information: Tel. 22 674338, 99621554 ***************************** FOR SALE LAND in Anthoupoli (half plot) 288 sq.metres. for information 99621554.

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

PROPERTY TO LET NICOSIA TO LET SPACIOUS AND COMFORTABLE 3 BEDROOM APARTMENT, 125sq.m, with modern design in a quiet neighbourhood in Strovolos near Agia Sofia church, spacious sitting room, one bedroom with en suite WC and two other WC, kitchen with oven & fridge, central heating, A/C. €580. Tel. 99336834

TO LET NICOSIA ***************************** FOR RENT flat in Agios Omologites Nicosia. Consists of 3 bedrooms, fireplace and garage. No common expenses. Tel 99651156 €500 p.m. ***************************** NEW LUXURIOUS spacious (130m²), 2 bedrs flat, 2 balconies, 2 WC, indep. CH, solar system, A/C, granite floors, shutters, Italian kitchen and appliances, storeroom, covered parking in small quiet building (4 flats) in Ay. Dhometios 1.5km from Alfa-Mega Engomi. €560 p.m. Same building, very large ONE bedr flat (75m²) with similar amenities €460 p.m. TEL:99 544141 ***************************** FLATS / HOUSES FOR RENT: studio Aglantzia €350, 1bdrm Ag. Andreas furnished €425, Hilton €400, Strovolos €350, Acropolis €380, Kennedy furnished €400, 2bdrm Ag. Dometios €400, Lykavitos €550, Kennedy €400, Acropo-

TO LET NICOSIA lis rear house €300, 3bdrm m/ssa with garden €500, Str/ los €400, Acropolis €550, 4 bdrm new house Dasoupolis €1,200, Acropolis g/f €800. 21 PROPERTY FINDER A.M. 627 A.A.108 / E 99474839, 99646822 ***************************** FOR RENT OR SELL: 2 bedroom flat in Nikis Avn in Nicosia, 80 m. Completely renovated, with electric supplies. Excellent for office or flat. 3 bed-room flat with electric supplies and some furnitures in Nicosia near Central Bank, 140 m. Completely renovated like new. Mob: 99 460 860 ***************************** MODERN 2 BDRM, first floor flat in attractive building in Anthoupolis, very quiet area between the Grammar School and the European University, also very convenient for Pascal and Highgate Schools and the University of Nicosia. Large front veranda, all

TO LET NICOSIA 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 airconditioned extra storeroom, owned covered parking. Excellent condition. Information: Tel. 99621554

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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 BEDROOMS flat on second floor in a block of six flats, in a nice position at Strovolos area, fully a/c, c/h, covered parking place for one car, recently painted. Rent €650pm. (furnished if required). Tel: 97773358.

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 €650 (H2ACS0001-R), (photos in the website).

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1. 5 bedrs detached house, 550sq.m, built in 2 big plots of land, big garden with grass, big swimming pool with extra fence for children and big covered patio with bbq area, big reception areas with marble floor, fire place and bar, big kitchen with all electrical appliances and sitting room with fire place, maid’s room, floor heating, full a/c, blinds on the windows, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower, big bathroom for the other 3 bedrooms and extra shower in the 5th bedroom - 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

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).

TO LET NICOSIA 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 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

TO LET NICOSIA 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 €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).

TO LET NICOSIA 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).

TO LET NICOSIA 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).

13. 3 bedr detached house with extra room for office, 250sq.m, 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).

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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,

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).

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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA 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 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

TO LET NICOSIA (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 bedroom, 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

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with sky decoder, 2 covered parking and storage room, close to American embassy and other amenities – ENGOMI €1600 (A3ENG0025-R), (photos in the website).

separate kitchen with cooker and oven, blinds, covered parking near Agios Antonios market CLOSE TO THE UNIVERSITY. Lykavitos €510 (photos in 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).

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).

11. 3 bedr luxury spacious ground floor apartment with separate entrance, big verandas and garden, big sitting and dining room, central heating independent, 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

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 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). For many more properties with photos visit our website at w w w. l a n d t o u r i s t e s t a t e s . com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225 / 96-422225 / 96422226 www.landtouristestates.com ***************************** 2 BDRM flat in the centre of Nicosia. Rent €450. For information call 99453663, 99663927.

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TO LET LIMASSOL oramic view of mountains, perfect for retired couples. €400 pm (negotiable) 9963324799548226 FOR RENT in Limassol furnished studio with small veranda, a/c (hot/cold), in the tourist area, opposite the sea, in “Lordos Beach Garden”, 2nd floor. Rent €250/month. Information tel: 25378504, 99524364 ***************************** GROUND FLOOR HOUSE in good area Kapsalos , 3 bedrooms, large fitted kitchen, sitting room, 2 large verandas, 5 A/C, bathroom, 2 W/C. Rent €580pm. Tel 99324941 or 25388805 ***************************** 2 BEDROOM COTTAGE FOR RENT IN LANIA VILLAGE in a quiet and peaceful area, fully furnished, storage heaters,

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Advertiser TO LET LIMASSOL a/c, rent €300 per month. Minimum contract 1 year. Info mob 99548855 ***************************** FOR RENT new ground floor terrace studios for rent in Kouka village (20 minutes from Limassol) in a quiet and peaceful area fully furnished €180 per month minimum contract 1 year. For info mob 99548855

FLAT TO LET 280 sq in Limassol opposite Debenhams ApollonBank of Cyprus and Laiki Bank. 4 bedroom, 3 wc, c/h and fitted kitchen suitable for business offices. Tel 994034450 99207216 FOR RENT one bdrm furnished

TO LET LIMASSOL 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 sea with amazing sea views. 120sqm, 2 bathrooms, kitchen. Security system, cabling and server room ready. Price €1300/month tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre.com/listing-LIM0103 ***************************** BRAND NEW OFFICE FOR RENT on busy shopping street in Limassol 170sqm, raised flooring, ready to be occupied. Price €3000/month tel. 99 330

TO LET LIMASSOL 908 www.cyprusre.com/listinglim-0155. ***************************** BRAND NEW SHOP FOR RENT on busy shopping street in Limassol 190sqm basement, 150sqm shop area + 75sqm upper floor ready to be occupied. Price € 6000/month tel. 99 330 908 ***************************** FOR RENT 2 bedroom flat located in Germasoyia with partial sea views, 85sqm less than 10 years old with title deeds Price €135.000 tel. 99 330 908 www. cyprusre.com/listing-lim-0361 ***************************** GROUND FLOOR HOUSE, furnished renovated this year. Laminated parke floor, and big wardrobes in the 3 bedrooms. Rent €590.00 Tel 99497576 99886775 ***************************** OFFICE FOR RENT opposite sea with amazing sea views. 120sqm, 2 bathrooms, kitchen. Security system, cabling and server room ready. Price € 1400/month negotiable tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre.com/ listing-LIM-0103 *****************************

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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS very high standard ,Would suit 3 Professionals sharing, Within close proximity to Hospital and Court, Central Heating, 2 Bathrooms, Laundry, €350. TREMITHOUSA - Modern 2 Bedroom spacious Town-House, U/F, Enclosed Rear Garden. €350. TREMITHOUSA - 2 Bed room, Bungalow, Situated on a corner plot, Open- Fireplace, Quiet location, pets welcome, €320. KATO PAPHOS - 1 bedroom Town-House, Newly fitted kitchen, Enclosed Rear Garden, D/S Cloakroom €200. FULLY FURNISHED PROPERTIES WANTED. MORE PROPETIES AVAILABLE. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 99862922 ***************************** FLOWRON PROPERTY RENTALS, YOUR NUMBER ONE CHOICE FOR RENTAL PROPERTIES. LOOKING FOR A RELIABLE AND EFFICIENT. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY, CALL THE EXPERTS TODAY!!

Timi 3 bed modern villa with wood burner, Ac, offered fully furnished. Spacious living areas with 2 sitting areas, big kitchen,3 upstairs bedrooms, master on suite shower, famSmall private ily bathroom, pool, off street parking. Quite location not far from the village amenities. Paphos Town. Ref: 722 price 600

TO LET PAPHOS KISSONERGRA A bed luxury villa on its own private grounds, with fantastic views of the sea, private pool, Modern Furnishings, quality appliances, downstairs bedroom, large kitchen, upstairs bedroom with ***** en suite, family bathroom. Ref 0000 Price 950 ANARITA A 3 bed villa offered furnished , with private pool, in nice quiet cul-de-sac, off street parking, AC. quality kitchen, 3 bedrooms upstairs. Ref 855 price 600 SECRET VALLEY A very large 3 bed modern furnished villa, with gardens, private pool, quiet location. Property has large living areas, full Ac, central heating . Modern style furniture not far from the Golf Area . Ref 1171 Price 900 Mandria A modern unfurnished 4 bed Villa with private pool. Downstairs bedroom with shower , sitting room with log burner, 3 bedrooms upstairs, master bed with en suite shower room. Property has private fence and pets are welcome. Ref 1174 price 770 YEROSKIPOU 2 bed furnished apartment with communal pool, gym, under cover parking on modern new complex . Apartment is furnished, with bathroom, modern kitchen and blinds + AC Ref: 1164 price 350 EMBA A 4 bed fully furnished villa on its private grounds, with private pool, additional court yard, off street parking, electric

TO LET PAPHOS garage, AC, nice location and views. Ref: 1010 Price 900 MANDRIA 3 bed private villa, with central heating, quality AC units, fire place, part furnished, spacious living areas, downstairs study area, a real with granite kitchen, double cooker feature white goods, nice furniture, very large master bedroom with on suite, family bathroom, off street parking and private pool. Property fully fenced off and gated. Ref 999 Price 950 Please call for a free viewing on Office 26600450 Mobile: 97614070 many more properties on our website at www.flowron.com - www. paphospropertycyprus.com LANDLORDS IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT, PLEASE CALL US!!!!!! Your Vision is our Mission ***************************** 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 3. Chlorakas Large 4 bed detached villa, secluded position, large private pool, a/c, and parking. Unfurnished. Very nice well worth seeing. €900 pcm open to offers. 4. Peyia Unfurnished 2 bed 2

TO LET PAPHOS 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 info@unique-consultancy. eu 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 www.cyprussands.com Fully Registered Company in Cyprus ***************************** PEYIA – 3 bedroom villa with modern quality furniture and finishes. Central heating, sky, alarm, infinity pool and stunnning sea and mountain views €700 per month, call: 99389426 ***************************** BRAND NEW APT, opposite Poseidonio Gym, near Carrefour, F/F, a/c, great quality, 1 bdrm, from €340p.m.Tel 99403261 ***************************** MR RENT PAPHOS, THE LEAD-

TO LET PAPHOS ING PROPERTY RENTAL AGENCY IN PAPHOS OFFICE: 26271858 (00357) IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY TO RENT WE ARE THE RENTAL AGENCY TO CONTACT OFFERING FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENT COLLECTION SERVICE 1.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 ensuite, 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 reference number: rtl_501 3.TALA €575 unfurnished modern 3 bedroom detached villa offering total privacy & breathtaking sea views. Includes underfloor heating plus real fire. Master with ensuite. storage room. shutters & flyscreens. Covered veranda, garden with mature plants, private pool offering sea views. Off street

TO LET PAPHOS 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 than 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 ensuite. 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 bedroom & 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


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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS 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 residentIal 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 www.mrrentpaphos.net Email: info@ mrrent-paphos.net **************************** RENTAL POINT - PAPHOS PROPERTIES AVAILABLE TO RENT IN THE PAPHOS DISTRICT. JUST A SMALL SAMPLE OF AVAILABLE PROPERTIES. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL. CALL 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

TO LET PAPHOS 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 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 fully fitted kitchen. Doors out to garden and pool. Ground

TO LET PAPHOS 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:inforentals@aol. com **************************** REFURBISHED stone-built village house located in Kili Paphos. Consists of 3 large rooms 1 small. Traditional wood burnt fireplace, fully tiled secluded yard and garage. Tel: 99210610.

FOR SALE LIMASSOL minute drive to the beach and tourist area. 3 bedroom. 325sqm plot, 160sqm house. Price € 385.000 tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre.com/listing-lim-0337 ****************************

NICOSIA **************************** 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. ****************************

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PROPERTY FOR SALE LIMASSOL **************************** BARGAIN PRICE DETACHED HOME FOR QUICK SALE with title deeds. Located on a quite cul de sac in Germasoyia within a short 2

AKOURSOS 2 bed/2 bath Detached bungalow, c/h, ac, fly screens, gardens and patios on three sides. In quiet culde-sac of 7 detached bungalows. Fantastic 360 degee sea and mountain views. €200.000 negotiable. Tel 26623256/99447925 **************************** LOFOS – TALA, 3 bedroom bungalow for sale, living room, kitchen, bathroom, shower room, central heating, air con, private pool, land-

CINDERELLA The ultimate Christmas pantomime – will be staged by ACT at the Russian Cultural Centre, Alasia Street, Nicosia on Saturday 1 December (3pm & 7.30pm), Sunday 2 December (3pm), Friday 7 December (7.30pm), Saturday 8 December (3pm & 7.30pm) and Sunday 9 December (3pm). Tickets €12 adults (or €6 children aged 2-12 years on 1 & 2 December ONLY) available at the Russian Cultural Centre from 19 November between 4-6pm or from our Business Manager on 99 924363

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 SALE PAPHOS

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scaped gardens, lovely views. Call: 99342913 – no agents

villa with master bedroom en-suite, enclosed gardens, private pool next to Secret Valley Golf Course and set in a quiet cul-de-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.

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

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. 6. SECRET VALLEY- Splendid 3 Bedroom detached

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: rocpropertiescyp@gmail. com **************************** 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

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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.

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.cyprusanimalwelfare.com www.facebook/paphiakos Email info@cyprusanimalwelfare.com Larnaca Emergency Service - The contact point for animal emergencies in Larnaca is Maria at the Paphiakos Animal Welfare Charity Shop, telephone 24623494 or 99325897 STOP, SHOP AND GIVE TO THE ANIMALS! ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME AT OUR CHARITY SHOPS! PAPHIAKOS & 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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08.00 Oikogeneia Solomou (rpt) Local series with events unfolding in a Cypriot village before and after the Turkish invasion of 1974. 08.30 Kali Sas Mera Best Of Highlights of local variety show, featuring entertainment options, cookery tips and more. 11.30 Vimata Stin Ammo (rpt) Two episodes of local period drama, based on true events. 13.00 Edoxe Ti Vouli Kai To Dimo 14.00 News 14.30 Me Kali Parea New weekend show presented by Vivian Kanari, a mix of news, information and live music. 16.20 Greek FILM: Agapi Mou Paliogria Comedy. 1972. 18.00 News 18.15 Tete A Tete Tasos Tryfonos interviews Greek celebrities from the world of showbiz. 19.30 Local Sketch 20.00 News 21.30 Savvato Ki Apovrado Variety show, with well-known guests pretending to have a good time for the benefit of You At Home. 23.30 News 23.45 Local Sketch (rpt) 00.15 Edoxe Ti Vouli Kai To Dimo (rpt) 01.15 Savvato Ki Apovrado (rpt) 04.15 More Repeats

07.00 NRG Zone 08.00 Kids’ TV Everything Rosie, Angelina Ballerina, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Barney, Lapitch the Little Shoemaker, etc. 11.50 The Suite Life On Deck Disney kids’ show, dubbed in Greek. 12.15 Wizards Of Waverly Place More dubbed Disney fare. 12.35 More Kids’ TV 14.25 Candid Camera 14.40 ISU Grand Prix Of Figure Skating 16.00 More Kid’s TV 16.25 ISU Grand Prix Of Figure Skating 18.00 One Night With Michael Buble One-off special in which the Canadian crooner entertains an audience, performing classic songs. 18.50 News In English 19.00 News In Turkish 19.10 NRG Zone Weekend 21.00 Lost Sixth season. ‘Lighthouse’. Hurley tries to persuade Jack to go with him on an unspecified mission; Jin has an encounter with an old friend. 21.45 FILM: Once Upon A Time In The West Western, starring Henry Fonda and Jason Robards. 1969. See Pick Of The Day. 00.20 News In English and Turkish 00.35 Me Kali Parea (rpt) 02.35 Euronews

05.20 Lifting (rpt) 06.10 Proini Enimerosi (rpt) 06.40 Tango Yia Treis (rpt) 07.10 Dada Yia Oles Tis Douleies (rpt) 07.40 Oi Men Kai Oi Then (rpt) 08.10 Vodka Portokali (rpt) 09.00 Deixe Mou To Filo Sou (rpt) 10.20 40 Kymata (rpt) 12.00 Ta Koritsia Tou Baba (rpt) 12.45 Oikonomahies (rpt) 13.30 To Pio Glyko Mou Psema (rpt) 14.20 Ekeino To Kalokairi (rpt) 16.00 Niose Me (rpt) With News at 18.00. 18.30 Vals Me 12 Theous (rpt) 20.15 News 21.10 Tin Patisa (rpt) 22.10 Dancing With The Stars (rpt) Celebrities and pro dancers train and compete in a ballroom dancing competition. With News at 23.55 and Sports News. 00.50 Ola Humour show hosted by Themos Anastasiadis, with various personalities from Greek showbiz and funny highlights from the Greek television. 01.50 Dancing On Ice (rpt) Celebrity icedancing contest in which teams are challenged to devise, learn and perform a new routine each week.

07.20 Yia Sena (rpt) 09.10 Kids’ TV 10.00 Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes 10.40 Mpoukia kai Sychorio (rpt) 11.30 Savvato gennimenes (rpt) 12.20 Porta Kleidomeni (rpt) 13.10 Mousiko Kouti (rpt) 14.00 Chuck 15.00 Dansing For You (rpt) 18.20 News 18.30 Epta Thanasimes Petheres (rpt) 20.15 News 21.20 Anonymous 23.10 Gossip Girl Two episodes from fourth season. US drama about a group of privileged New York teenagers from the Upper East Side who rely on an exclusive blogger called Gossip Girl to keep them upto-date on what’s going on in their inner circle.

06.30 Oi Takkoi (rpt) 07.30 Zoi Podilato (rpt) 08.30 Barbie And The Diamond Castle Animated adventure, dubbed in Greek. 10.00 Aspra Balonia (rpt) 14.00 Oikogeneiakes Istories (rpt) 17.00 7 Ouranoi Kai Sinnefa Alites (rpt) With News at 18.00. 18.25 Efialtis Stin Kouzina The famous Greek chef comes to the aid of struggling restaurateurs, and dispenses advice to help them turn their business around in the space of weeks. 19.20 Pame Paketo (rpt) Popular talk-show, that deals with human interest stories such as reuniting people, fulfilling dreams and connecting individuals who want to correct past mistakes in their lives. 20.15 News 21.20 Al Tsantiri News (rpt) 23.10 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (rpt) 23.50 News 23.55 The 4400 (rpt) FBI agents are assigned to investigate the sudden reappearance of 4,400 people who mysteriously vanished at some point during the previous 50 years. 00.40 Mes Stin Kali Hara (rpt) 04.00 Magazino (rpt)

06.50 Star News (rpt) 07.50 Kids’ TV 12.05 LTV Sports News (rpt) 13.00 Star News 13.40 Gossip Girl Second season. ‘O Brother, Where Bart Thou?’. Chuck blames Lily for a tragic limousine accident and angrily threatens to reveal a secret about her, while Blair’s mother Eleanor prepares for her wedding to Cyrus. 14.25 One Tree Hill Second season. ‘Something I Can Never Have’. Keith confronts Dan after learning what he and Jules have been up to. Anna discovers it was Felix who defaced Peyton’s locker. Brooke discusses her feelings about leaving Tree Hill. 15.15 Fotis - Maria Live Best Of 16.30 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of 17.30 Mila (rpt) 19.00 Exelixeis Sti Showbiz 19.30 FILM: Four Single Fathers Four men develop a bond while their children attend the same school. Comedy/drama, starring Alessandro Gassman. 2009. 21.00 Greek FILM: Enas Trellos Tha Mas Sosei Comedy. 22.30 Exelixeis Sti Showbiz 23.15 Kostakis Ki Yioi 00.00 LTV Sports News 00.50 Star News 02.00 Repeats

03.40 News (rpt) 04.40 7 Zoes (rpt)

00.00 News 01.00 My Boys 01.40 FILM: AVH: Alien vs. Hunter Humans get caught in the crossfire between an intergalactic hunter and another alien. Sci-fi horror starring William Katt. 2007. 02.20 Eheis Meson (rpt) 03.20 Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes (rpt) 04.00 Pater, Yios Kai Pnevma (rpt) 04.30 Richter Music (rpt) 05.00 O Ios Tou Patera (rpt) 05.40 I Dipsa (rpt)

CAPITAL 07.00 Kids’ TV 11.05 Telemarketing 13.20 Greek FILM: Prepei Na Ziseis Agapi Mou 15.05 Mila Mou Prasina 15.20 I Katastrofi Tis Politistikis Klironomias Tis Kyprou Apo Tin Tourkia 15.40 Kouzina Me Apopsi 16.10 New 16.15 FILM: Slap Her, She’s French A high school beauty queen seems to have it all - until a French exchange student comes to stay. Comedy thriller, starring Piper Perabo. 2002. With News at 18.30. 18.00 18.55 19.05 20.05 21.00

Remington Steele News Acapulco HEAT Rubi FILM: Nightwaves After the death of her husband, an investigative reporter hears about a murder over a police scanner. Thriller, starring Sherilyn Fenn. 2003. 01.00 FILM: Art Heist An art expert goes to Spain to investigate the theft of a painting, but her ex-husband is convinced she is in danger. Thriller, starring William Baldwin. 2004. 02.45 FILM: False Pretences A drifter wanders into a small town and gets a job in a rundown motel, where he finds that nothing is what it seems. Thriller, starring Lucas Black. 2005.

Radio BBC World Service (1323 MW) 00:01 BBC News 00:06 HARDtalk 00:30 BBC News Summary 00:32 One Planet 00:50 From Our Own Correspondent 01:01 BBC News 01:06 World Briefing 01:30 BBC News Summary 01:32 World Business Report 01:50 Sports News 02:01 BBC News 02:06 World Briefing 02:30 BBC News Summary 02:32 Business Daily 02:50 Witness 03:01 BBC News 03:06 World Briefing 03:30 BBC News Summary 03:32 Global Business 04:01 BBC News 04:06 Your World: Southern Tracks 04:30 BBC News Summary 04:32 One Planet 04:50 More Or Less 05:01 BBC News 05:06 World Briefing 05:30 BBC News Summary 05:32 In The Balance 06:01 BBC News 06:06 Top Of The Pops 06:30 BBC News Summary 06:32 Top Of The Pops 07:01 BBC News 07:06 World Briefing 07:20 Sports News 07:30 BBC News Summary 07:32 The Fifth Floor 08:01 BBC News 08:06 The World Today Weekend: The World Today 08:30 BBC News Summary 08:32 The World Today Weekend: The World Today 09:01 BBC News 09:06 The Forum 09:30 BBC News Summary 09:32 The Forum 09:50 More Or Less 10:01 BBC News 10:06 Top Of The Pops 10:30 BBC News Summary 10:32 Top Of The Pops 11:01 BBC News 11:06 From Our Own Correspondent 11:30 BBC News Summary 11:32 In The Balance 12:01 BBC News 12:06 World Briefing 12:20 Sports News 12:30 BBC News Summary

12:32 One Planet 12:50 Witness 13:01 BBC News 13:06 World Briefing 13:30 BBC News Summary 13:32 Global Business 14:01 BBC News 14:06 Your World: Southern Tracks 14:30 BBC News Summary 15:01 BBC News 15:06 Newshour 15:30 BBC News Summary 15:32 Newshour 16:01 BBC News 16:06 World Briefing 16:30 BBC News Summary 16:32 The Fifth Floor 17:01 BBC News 17:06 Sportsworld 18:01 BBC News 18:06 Sportsworld 19:01 BBC News 19:06 Sportsworld 20:01 BBC News 20:06 World Briefing 20:30 BBC News Summary 20:32 In The Balance 21:01 BBC News 21:06 The Documentary: Just Add Cash but could inflation actually be good for you? Max Flint investigates.” 21:30 BBC News Summary 21:32 Discovery 21:50 Witness 22:01 BBC News 22:06 World Briefing 22:30 BBC News Summary 22:32 Global Business 23:01 BBC News 23:06 Newshour 23:30 BBC News Summary 23:32

Newshour

BFBS 1 (N’sia 91.7, WSBA 92.1, ESBA 99.6 FM) 02.00 Heavens Gate Deep Sessions 04.00 BFBS Shuffle 05.00 Ops Breakfast 07.00 Neil Skinner 08.00 Saturday Breakfast 10.00 Hal Stewart 12.00 Luisse Shaw 16.00 Vicki And Adam’s Saturday Show 20.00 Club Culture Live 00.00 Groove Collective 01.00 BFBS Hosts

BFBS 2 (Ni’sia 89.7, WSBA 89.9, ESBA 95.3 FM) 03.00 BFBS News 03.03 Nigel Rennie Country 04.00 BFBS News 04.03 The BFBS Radio 2 Saturday Show 06.00 BFBS News 06.03 Soul On 2 07.00 Morning Reports 08.00 Weekend Breakfast 09.00 Today 11.00 BFBS News 11.03 The BFBS Radio 2 Saturday Show 13.00 BBC Radio 4 News 14.00 Five Live Sport 21.30 BFBS Jukebox 22.00 Five Live 00.00 Stephen Norman

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

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

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


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Television PICK OF THE DAY Once Upon a Time in the West (CyBC2, 21.45) Once upon a time in the (Hollywood) West there were Westerns where the hero wore a white hat, the baddies were often Injuns [sic] and laconic cowboy types were played by the likes of Randolph Scott and Henry Fonda - but that time is now long gone, and in fact it was gone even 40 years ago when Once Upon a Time in the West came out. The brand-new True Grit [see Film Picks], for all its violence and trendy ambiguity, is actually more of a classical Western than this 43-year-old Sergio Leone classic, ostensibly a ‘spaghetti Western’ but actually an epic vision with a downright Marxist sensibility and Fonda playing an unsmiling bad man who (shockingly) kills a little boy in cold blood in his very fi rst scene. This was Leone’s follow-up to the three ‘Man With No Name’ fi lms starring Clint Eastwood (A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) but it aimed even higher, bringing the Western to a pitch of visual poetry. It’s a crying shame that he only directed two more fi lms in the 20 years until his death in 1989. Begin at the beginning, with the great credits sequence - a 10-minute tour de force of wordless tension as three men wait at a railway station in the middle of nowhere. There’s no music, just a symphony of sound effects. One man is distract-

ed by a buzzing fl y. Water drips on another’s bald head. The third cracks his knuckles. Throughout, a squeaking windmill adds its distant scream every few seconds. The men wait impassively, till a train’s whistle is heard in the distance. Then they meet Charles Bronson as ‘Harmonica’. “Looks like we’re shy one horse,” they snicker. He shakes his head implacably: “You brought two too many”. Then ... well, you know. Then we move to the massacre at the farmhouse, Ennio Morricone’s score surging unforgettably as three men (led by Mr. Fonda, as already mentioned) appear over the crest of a hill, their long coats swaying in the breeze - and the fi lm could’ve ended right there and still been a masterwork. In fact, it might’ve been even better if the fi lm had ended there, because the rest of it is muddled (something about the coming of the railroad, and Claudia Cardinale as a buxom widow whose ranch stands in the way of the railway company’s plans) and it defi nitely drags here and there - but a stylish Western with at least 20 minutes of genius isn’t really something to complain about. Once upon a time in the West they made staid, conformist Westerns; then those Italians came along, and spaghetti-fied everything. Made in 1969.

Preston Wilder

FILM PICKS

SATELLITE

Peggy Sue Got Married (LTV, 21.00) “I’m a grown woman, with a lifetime of experiences you can’t understand,” Kathleen Turner tells Nicolas Cage - which is weird since they’re both in high school, and indeed he’s her boyfriend, but what Nic doesn’t know is that Kath is from the future, magically transported back in Time from her 25-year high school reunion. She’s Peggy Sue, and married Charlie (that’s Nic) after high school, but it all went wrong; can she somehow change the future, now she’s back in her 18-year-old body? A patchy fi lm, hampered by a weak ending and Cage’s ridiculous high-pitched voice (it’s directed by his uncle, Francis Coppola), yet also full of poignant nostalgia - and in fact it’s double nostalgia, the 80s (Peggy Sue’s present) being almost as remote to us as the 50s (her past). “Everything else gets tiny, but portable radios get enormous,” she says, describing ‘the future’, and the iPod Generation smiles wryly. Made in 1986.

True Grit (Novacinema2, 22.00) Hailee Steinfeld is 14-year-old Mattie, a headstrong little madam in the Wild West; she’s naturally bossy, not just in her mission - hunting down the man who killed her father - but in little ways too, fi xing a man’s tobacco or correcting the misspellings in a farewell note. That note is penned by Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), the drunk, nasty Marshal she hires to fi nd the killer - and they go on a quest, rambling through a quirky, violent, floridly talky vision of the West to the inevitable shootout, capped by an unexpected, very touching coda that somehow contrives to turn Mattie into a tragic heroine. Not bad for such an annoying little girl. A fi ne remake of a much-loved (but not outstanding) John Wayne classic, directed by the Coen Brothers in 2010.

The Change-Up (Novacinema1, 22.10) Beware: once you’ve seen Jason Bateman get a mouthful of projectile poo from his own baby in this horrible comedy, you can never un-see it (the kid’s anus even gets a loving close-up as it dilates, prior to letting fly). Jason’s a married-with-children workaholic, best friend Ryan Reynolds an irresponsible bachelor; they magically switch bodies (it’s a good night for magical switcheroos, what with this and Peggy Sue), only to fi nd that the grass isn’t always greener - or at least that’s the theory, but in fact married Jason has no serious problems in Ryan’s body. This is one of those marriageas-nightmare comedies aimed at the adolescent college crowd, its point being that married life is gross and you’re much better off smoking pot and doing nothing with your life. Basically, I hate this fi lm. Made in 2011.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Novacinema2, 12.50) 01:40 Lab Rats A Diary 02:10 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 02:45 Big Bear Diary 03:15 Doctors The Stripper and the Librarian 03:45 Live At The Apollo 04:30 Lab Rats A Diary 05:00 Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps Cauliflower 05:30 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 06:05 Doctor Who Confidential A Noble Return 06:15 The Weakest Link 07:00 Bobinogs Make A List 07:10 Nina and the Neurons Stars 07:25 Teletubbies Christening 07:50 Me Too! The Juicer 08:10 Bobinogs Make A List 08:20 Nina and the Neurons Stars 08:35 Teletubbies Christening 09:00 Garth And Bev Raincoat 09:10 The Adventures Of Spot Spot’s Winter Sports 09:15 Robin Hood 10:00 Strictly Come Dancing 11:15 The Weakest Link 12:00 Monarch Of The Glen 12:50 The World’s Toughest Driving Tests 13:40 As Time Goes By Dealing with Sally 14:10 After You’ve Gone Out Of Africa 14:40 2 Point 4 Children Family Plot 15:10 Casualty 16:00 EastEnders 17:55 Monarch Of The Glen 18:45 The Weakest Link 19:30 Robin Hood 20:15 Doctor Who Amy’s Choice 21:00 Live At The Apollo 21:45 Being Erica Leo 22:30 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 23:15 Jam And Jerusalem 23:45 Little Britain 00:15 Tribal Wives

07:00 How It’s Made 07:25 Rides 08:15 Fifth Gear 09:10 Mega Builders 10:05 Mighty Ships 10:55 You Have Been Warned 14:30 Extreme Engineering 15:25 Man Made Marvels China 16:20 Mega Builders 17:15 How It’s Made 18:10 James May’s Man Lab 19:05 X Machines 20:00 How It’s Made 21:00 Auction Hunters 22:00 Auction Kings 23:00 Dealers 00:00 Dynamo: Magician Impossible 01:00 Bear’s Mission Everest 01:55 Auction Kings 02:25 Dealers 03:20 The Real Hustle 03:50 Dynamo: Magician Impossible 04:50 How It’s Made 05:15 Auction Hunters 06:05 Auction Kings

09:30 Snooker: European Tour Bulgaria 21:30 Fight Sport: Fight Club 23:30 All Sports: Watts 00:30 Snooker: European Tour Bulgaria 02:15 Fia World Touring Car Championship: Macau 02:45 All Sports: Watts

05:40 Work Of Art: The Next Great Artist 06:30 Private Practice 10:20 Modern Family 11:10 Happy Endings 12:00 New Girl 12:50 Masterchef 14:30 Once Upon A Time 18:30 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 20:10 Donna Hay: Fast, Fresh, Simple 21:00 Jane By Design 21:50 Desperate Housewives 22:40 Raising Hope 23:05 Melissa & Joey 23:30 Glee 00:20 Castle 04:25 Happy Endings

True Grit (Novacinema2, 22.00)

07:00 UFO Files 08:00 Ancient Aliens 10:00 American Pickers 12:00 Soviet

Storm: WWII In The East 14:00 Pawn Stars 6 16:00 Ancient Aliens 18:00 UFO Files 19:00 Storage Wars 2 20:00 Pawn Stars 6 20:30 Cajun Pawn Stars 21:00 American Pickers 3 22:00 Mysteryquest 23:00 UFO Hunters 00:00 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East 01:00 Storage Wars 2 02:00 Pawn Stars 6 02:30 Cajun Pawn Stars 03:00 American Pickers 3 04:00 Mysteryquest 05:00 UFO Hunters 06:00 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East

07:30 Hollywood Buzz 08:00 Mafia! 09:30 Sex And The Single Girl 11:30 Too Big To Fail 13:10 Harper 15:10 The American 17:00 Pre-Game 18:00 A’ Division Cyprus Soccer Championship 2012-13 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Peggy Sue Got Married 23:00 Cinema Verite 00:45 Hustler TV 03:15 The Dead Girl 04:50 Miss March 06:30 LTV Sports News

07:00 The Looney Tunes Show 07:25 Loonatics Unleashed 07:50 Wonder Pets 08:20 Dora The Explorer 08:50 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 09:20 Spongebob Squarepants 09:45 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:10 Fanboy & Chum Chum 10:35 The X’s 11:00 The Mighty B! 11:30 My Life As A Teenage Robot 12:00 Hey Arnold! 12:30 ICarly 13:30 Legion Of Super Heroes 14:05 Barclays Premier League Preview 14:45 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 19:00 NBA 2012-13 20:55 2012 Formula 1 22:15 Barclays Premier League 201213 00:00 Liga BBVA 2012-13 01:45 Barclays Premier League 2012-13

07:15 Gossip Girl 08:00 Entourage 08:30 The Big Bang Theory 09:00 According To Jim 09:55 Aliens In America 10:45 Supernatural 11:30 The Mentalist 12:30 Pan Am 13:15 Luck 14:30 NCIS: Los Angeles 15:15 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 19:30 Southland 23:20 Flags Of Our Fathers 01:45 Botched 03:30 Hawaii Five-0

07:30 Yogi Bear 09:00 A Cinderella Story 11:00 Greenberg 13:00 World’s Greatest Dad 15:00 A Serious Man 17:00 Avatar 20:00 Remember Me 22:00 Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows 00:15

Daring! TV 03:45 Triage 05:30 There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane

07:00 Empire Wars 08:00 Dog Whisperer 10:00 Finding The Lost Da Vinci 11:00 Test Your Brain 12:00 Scam City 13:00 Chasing UFOS 14:00 Hidden Worlds 16:00 The Egyptian Job 18:00 Access 360° World Heritage 19:00 Is It Real? 21:00 The Witch Doctor Will See You Now 22:00 Taboo 00:00 Strippers: Cars For Cash 01:00 The Witch Doctor Will See You Now 02:00 Taboo 04:00 Strippers: Cars For Cash 05:00 Is It Real?

05:10 Another Earth 06:45 The King’s Speech 08:45 Cine News 09:15 The Smurfs 11:00 Cine News 11:30 Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story 13:05 I Am Number Four 15:00 Ncis 15:50 The Newsroom 16:50 On Strike For Christmas 18:20 Little White Lies 22:10 The Change-Up 00:15 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 02:15 Cine News 02:45 Margin Call 04:35 The Scorpion King 3: Battle For Redemption

06:20 Mad Dog And Glory 10:10 Mr. Popper’s Penguins 11:50 Cine News 12:50 Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 15:10 The Dilemma 17:05 Mad On Novacinema 17:45 X-Men: First Class 20:00 The Eagle 22:00 True Grit 2010 23:55 Trust 01:45 The Ghost And The Darkness 03:35 Cine News 04:00 Love And Other Drugs

05:05 The Brave One 09:00 Crimson Tide 12:50 Elektra 14:30 Cine News 16:05 Open Range 19:20 Source Code 21:00 Ap’ Ta Kokkala Vgalmena 22.35 Cine News 23:00 Starsky & Hutch 01.05 Cine News 01:30 Adult Zone 03:40 Hide And Seek

06:10 Michael 08:00 Cine News 08:30 La Fille De Monaco 10:05 Searching For

Bobby Fischer 11:55 Mean Girls 2 13:35 Hop 15:15 Cine News 15:45o Kirios Me Ta Gkri 17:35 Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The Word 19:10 Never Let Me Go 23:30 Extraordinary Measures 01:20 Ceremony 02:55 West Is West 04:40 Pay It Forward

02:00 Nfl Game Day 02:30 Asian Tour Cimb Asia Pacific Classic 03:00 European Tour: Sa Open Championship Rd. 3 07:00 Our Longest Drive 07:30 Academy - Greg Norman: Putting 08:00 Golf Fitness - Juniors 08:30 Chasing The Dream - It’s A Party 09:00 Golf Central International 09:30 School Of Golf 10:00 Inside The PGA Tour 11:00 Nfl Game Day 11:30 Teams TBA 15:00 European Tour: Sa Open Championship Final Rd. 17:15 Pre Game 18:00 Championship 2012-13: Apollon Vs Omonoia 20:00 Post Game 20:45 Nfl Teams TBA 23:00 Nfl Teams TBA

07:00 Globe Trekker 08:00 Flavours Of Mexico 09:00 Flavours Of Colombia 09:30 Glutton For Punishment 11:00 Planet Food 12:00 Travel Today 12:30 Cruise Today 13:00 Departures 14:00 Off Limits 15:00 Bert The Conqueror 16:00 Globe Trekker Round The World Marathon 17:00 Nomad’s Land 18:00 Megalopolis 19:00 Globe Trekker 20:00 The Ethical Hedonist 21:00 Around Iceland On Inspiration 22:00 Cruising To The Northern Lights 23:00 Globe Trekker 00:00 Julian And Camilla’s World Odyssey 01:00 The Ethical Hedonist 02:00 Around Iceland On Inspiration 03:00 Cruising To The Northern Lights 04:00 Globe Trekker 05:00 Glutton For Punishment 06:00 Inside Luxury Travel

07:00 Boys Town 08:35 Each Dawn I Die 10:10 Marlowe 11:45 Ride The High Country 13:20 Some Came Running 15:35 These Wilder Years 17:05 Invasion Quartet 18:30 The Stratton Story 20:15 3 Godfathers 21:00 The Fixer 00:15 Pink Floyd - Th Wall 01:50 The Split 03:20 Victor/Victoria 05:30 A Night at the Opera


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CRYPTIC 2239

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Across 3 What a waiter might do in prison? (5,4) 7 Reception at the riverside? (5) 8 Move older contraption into sports building (9) 9 Senor turned out to be Scandinavian (5) 10 Envelop in some sodden wrapping-paper (6) 13 Manager of a canalboat, second-class manager possibly (8) 15 Pip and Heather’s young plant (8) 17 Fate is encountered by Rex first (6) 20 Some asparagus topped with relish (5) 21 A tailor’s right initially perhaps, it’s to do with him (9) 22 Final words in a sullen voice (5) 23 Spreading out unfortunate Pole in a morbid state (9)

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

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the sharp bend (3-3) 18 I’m taking time to produce a likeness (5) 19 Silver came across Capone (5)

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Rating EASY Rating HARD

QUICK: Across – 1 Jubilation; 8 New; 9 Behaviour; 10 Unfair; 11 Ritzy; 13 Hustle; 15 Seaman; 17 Lyric; 18 Repent; 21 Caparison; 22 Top; 23 Newsreader. Down – 1 Junk; 2 Bow and scrape; 3 Libya; 4 Tshirt; 5 Obverse; 6 Contaminated; 7 Braying; 12 Chalice; 14 Lucerne; 16 Crisis; 19 Pence; 20 Spar.

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CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Watchglass; 8 Oak; 9 Testament; 10 Stalin; 11 Drill; 13 Wrench; 15 Truant; 17 Swine; 18 Puppet; 21 Millinery; 22 Sea; 23 Short pants. Down – 1 Wool; 2 Take the field; 3 Hotel; 4 Losing; 5 Slander; 6 Delicatessen; 7 Utility; 12 Awesome; 14 Cherish; 16 Appear; 19 Pay up; 20 Laos.

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1 Throw footballer a shoe (9) 2 Put on too elaborately where a lady will put her coat (9) 3 It’s harsh to cut over a quarter (6) 4 Leo possibly held by Vincent using unjustifiable force (8) 5 Tossed from end to end, we hear (5) 6 Mother holding black snake (5) 11 Forgiving letter he leaves

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3 Practical joke (5-4) 7 Spanish wine (5) 8 Preparedness (9) 9 Ability to see (5) 10 Stringed instrument

1 Group of musicians (9) 2 Coagulated (9) 3 Exchange (6) 4 Overpower with a strong light (8) 5 Doctrine (5) 6 Church passageway (5) 11 Item of fast food (9) 12 Votes (9) 14 Unfriendly (8) 16 Muffle (6) 18 __-___daisy (2-3) 19 Swallow greedily (5)

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ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

Job and career efforts can start to move along to your satisfaction. With ingenuity, progressive thinking and a creative approach - you can be a winner. Mars, newly in Capricorn, encourages you to meet with professionals, as it may be time to re-evaluate your direction in life. Don’t be in too much of a hurry to get where you need to be though - patience is a virtue.

Mixed influences today may offer social opportunities and perhaps a degree of anxiety. A difficult domestic situation may detract from any fun that’s in prospect. A renewed focus on your work zone reveals that you may be keen to make progress in this area. If you are thinking of a new health routine, the key will be in being able to pace yourself.

Feelings may be intense, particularly around the subject of money. You may want to buy a gift for a loved one. Something smaller yet meaningful can be gratefully received. You may also be busy juggling your invites and social commitments. It could be time to touch base with some important people for mutual benefit - especially financially.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

An added focus on the sign of Capricorn reveals a strong desire to explore new options, and to take on fresh challenges. If you have friends or family abroad, this might be a good time to get in touch. A trip or an extended vacation may bring some special opportunities. You may need to compromise with someone. If possible, agree to disagree.

It may be time to take action! Perhaps you’ll join a club, or take out a membership. You might want to sign up for a class or make a new start in general. A simple step in the right direction may lead to an improvement in many areas of your life. Someone with a sense of adventure may come up with a plan that appeals to you. Be bold and pitch in.

Frustration may be a part of this day, but you can keep it to a minimum by being realistic in setting goals, and by not expecting others to share your enthusiasm. If you can navigate your way through annoying obstacles, progress may be yours. It can also help to double check the times of appointments, and to give yourself extra travel time.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

Don’t be surprised if someone in your circle of friends has a mini-crisis and needs your help. Other friends may be disruptive - however, your keen sense of fun and witty repartee can help everyone today. Yet with Mercury still retrograde in your health and work zone, you may need to be vigilant when dealing with sensitive information.

If you want to improve your health, this is a good time to take some proactive steps. You may be in the mood to shop for items that could increase your well-being. It helps to have specific goals as far as exercise routines and weight loss may be concerned. When you focus on discipline, you’ll find it easier to overcome those inevitable temptations.

This may be a day for quietly going about your business. If you need to discuss a sensitive matter, try to be discreet. However, be careful around forming friendships. Only be upfront if it is in your best interest. It’s a good time to begin meditating, or perhaps to keep a dream journal. These type of things can provide inspiration and inner solace.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

Saying the right words to the right person at the right time, may help you take the next step up the ladder of success. Budding relationships may require compromise and understanding. However, the urge to communicate and reach out could help immensely. If a thought provoking or creative idea comes to mind - certainly share it Cancer.

A matter that you thought was settled, could make a reappearance. A partner may remind you to follow through on a promise, or you could feel compelled to reconsider a prior commitment. Certain people in your life may be full of big and ambitious ideas. Don’t be too quick to burst their bubble, why not at least listen to what they have to say?

Your various contacts may be able to help you get ahead. The support that your friends give you may be more dependable that anything right now. You seem to be full of brilliant ideas, so just let them flow. You can always pick the best of them and act on them later. Fun and excitement could be a phone call away, so reach out and connect.


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CYPRUS MAIL Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sport IN BRIEF Hapless England left reeling McIlroy

India completely dominate tourists

misses Hong Kong cut

By David Clough ENGLAND made a hapless start in their efforts to save the first Test, despite an eight-and-a-half-hour demonstration from Cheteshwar Pujara of the skills they need to do so. India’s 521 for eight declared owed much to Pujara’s tour de force 206 not out, and more than a little too to the adventure of Virender Sehwag with his destructive hundred on Thursday. The upshot on day two at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad was that new England captain Alastair Cook and debutant Nick Compton’s first task, in pursuit of an opening stalemate in this four-match series, was to come through 18 overs unscathed. Cook survived. But Compton, nightwatchman James Anderson and then Jonathan Trott could not stay with him in a distinctly unpromising stumps total of 41 for three. England were confronted immediately with Ravichandran Ashwin’s much-hyped variations, and spin at both ends by the 10th over when slow left-armer Pragyan Ojha joined in. A big off-break was too much for Compton, turning between bat and pad to hit leg-stump and give Ashwin his 50th Test wicket, in record Indian time.

Cheteshwar Pujara gave an eight-and-a-half hour batting masterclass and was unbeaten on 206 before India declared Anderson went bat-pad to Ojha an over later, and then in the next Trott fell likewise to Ashwin. Pujara had earlier ploughed on remorselessly to a maiden double-hundred at this level in only his sixth Test. He shared a fifth-wicket stand of 130 with Yuvraj Singh (74), and put on another 66 for the seventh with Ashwin before England were granted a rest - after 160 overs of hard and largely unrewarded slog in the sun. Graeme Swann eventually took his wicket tally to five, for the 14th time for his country, but his successes here came at a cost of 144 runs on a lifeless surface offering only

slow and irregular turn. If there was a consolation for England, it was that this pitch has yet to show any significant signs of deterioration - and therefore their prospects of closing out a draw should remain viable. During their second consecutive wicketless morning, Yuvraj passed a poignant comeback half-century - in his first Test innings since recovering from cancer - and Pujara completed India’s second individual hundred of the match. Yuvraj reached his 98-ball 50 with a big hit over midwicket off Swann for his fifth four, to go with a one straight six also off the off-spinner.

It soon turned into a ‘groundhog’ experience for England - although, to defensive fields, runs did not come as quickly as they had for Sehwag 24 hours earlier. It was not until early afternoon that England had any respite. Yuvraj clubbed a Samit Patel full-toss to Swann in the leg-side deep, and then the off-spinner put himself back in the wickets column too when Mahendra Singh Dhoni deflected an attempted sweep down on to his stumps. Pujara remained less co-operative, still showing no signs of weariness as he negotiated a third successive full session

in an innings which would eventually encompass 389 balls. It also contained 21 fours, many classy deflections to leg and a collection driven down the ground - until England’s damage limitation left him little option but to pick off runs into a packed off-side. Kevin Pietersen had Ashwin edging a cut behind, but it was not until Zaheer Khan speared an attempted drive at Anderson to Trott at backward point that the first wicket at last fell to pace. Shortly afterwards, with Pujara’s double-century safely in the book, Dhoni decided it was time for England’s batsmen to be tested.

Ashton raring to go against Aussies after Fiji frustrations By Mitch Phillips

Having nailed 15 tries in his first 17 internationals, the former rugby league man has now gone nine without scoring

WINGER Chris Ashton, forced to watch from the stands through suspension last Saturday, was so frustrated at missing England’s 54-12 victory over Fiji that he walked out of Twickenham after an hour and drove home in a sulk. As England scored seven tries, including two by his direct replacement Charlie Sharples, Ashton was left to rue the three yellow cards that led to his one-game ban, knowing he was missing a glorious opportunity to end his personal try drought. Having nailed 15 in his first 17 internationals, the former rugby league man has now gone nine without scoring. “It’s killing me,” he told reporters this week having been recalled in place of Ugo Monye in England’s only change for today’s game

against Australia. “I was pleased for Charlie but it was so frustrating to see so many tries being scored and not be involved. “It was so frustrating I had to leave after 60 minutes, I couldn’t watch it. I just went out to the car park and drove home. Every now and then I put the radio on but I had to turn it straight off again. I couldn’t even listen. “Two weeks goes pretty slowly when you’re not allowed to play. It’s been tough and I’m glad I’m back involved.” Down-to-earth Ashton is no prima donna and stressed that he would far rather see England win without him scoring than lose with him crossing the line. But for a man who made such an explosive impact in his early tests, the dry spell is hard to deal with. “I’ve not changed anything, I’m trying to do what I do

normally,” he said. “Maybe we’re not making quite the same number of breaks at the moment but there’s not much I can do about it.” Coach Stuart Lancaster certainly has no concerns. “He’s a proven try scorer over the long haul for us,” he said. “He hasn’t scored so many recently, but you watch him in training and he’s popping up all over the place. “He’s hungry for the ball, his work rate off the ball is outstanding and his positioning and the understanding in the back three with (Saracens team mate and fullback) Alex Goode is a strength for us.” Only four players from each starting team survive from their last meeting at Twickenham two years ago, when Ashton blasted into public consciousness with a wonderful length-of-thefield try.

WORLD number one and defending champion Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the Hong Kong Open yesterday after he suffered a nightmare with the putter and double bogeyed his final hole. The U.S PGA champion four-putted the 10th green, his last of the tournament, to cap a frustrating twoover-par 72 round which gave him a total of five-over 145, 14 shots behind leader Michael Campbell. “I had a great start getting it to four under and in a position from which I might have even won the tournament but then it all went on the slide,” Northern Irishman McIlroy told reporters. “Now I am going to work on few things with my putter before playing in Dubai next week,” added the 23-year-old who missed the cut for the first time since the U.S. Open in June. “The wheels came off at the par five eighth, it was a huge momentum breaker,” said McIlroy, who sealed the European Tour’s money list last week with a thirdplace finish in Singapore. The cut was set at two over par. New Zealander Campbell, who has endured a sevenyear slump since winning the U.S Open in 2005, holds a one-shot lead after a second-round 64 that took him to nine under. On hearing McIlroy would not be playing the last two rounds, Campbell declared with a smile: “That makes winning the UBS Hong Kong Open a lot easier.”

Heat break Denver duck THE defending champion Miami Heat claimed a rare road win over the Denver Nuggets 98-93 despite being without the services of eight-time AllStar Dwyane Wade. The Heat led throughout but needed to survive a late Nuggets rally to claim a first victory in Denver since January 2002. Despite trailing by as many as 19 points on the night, the Nuggets (4-5) were just one behind with 65 seconds remaining but Danilo Gallinari’s wideopen three-point shot fell woefully short. Norris Cole then stuck a dagger in the home fans heart by nailing a triple of his own just 14 seconds later after three-time league MVP and eighttime All-Star Lebron James trusted him with the shot and fed him the ball.


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AC Milan back in crisis mode for Napoli showdown

By Karolos Grohmann

Daunting San Paolo fortress awaits strugglers By Brian Homewood AC Milan are back in crisis mode after their home defeat by Fiorentina and the last thing they want at the moment is a trip to Napoli’s daunting San Paolo fortress. However, that is exactly what awaits coach Massimiliano Allegri and his struggling team on Saturday night before they travel to Belgium for a potentially decisive Champions League tie against Anderlecht on Wednesday. Napoli have dropped only two points in their six home games in Serie A and won 4-2 at Genoa last week. Milan, meanwhile, were beaten 3-1 by Fiorentina, a result which means they have lost half their 12 league games so far. Former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic reminded Milan of what they were missing with four goals, including his stunning bicycle kick, for Sweden against England on Wednesday. Ibrahimovic was among the players offloaded as Milan attempted to slash their wage bill and balance the books in the close season.

The Swede’s striking partner Antonio Cassano and defensive lynchpin Thiago Silva also departed and the Brazilian, now with Ibrahimovic at Paris St Germain, said he was shocked by Milan’s poor start. “It’s difficult to judge from a distance but I have never seen a Milan like this,” Silva told Gazzetta dello Sport this week. “Six defeats in 12 matches just isn’t Milan. I hope they can pick themselves up.” Chief executive Adriano Galliani issued his customary support for the coach after the Fiorentina defeat although alarm bells began ringing when he waited until the following day rather than doing so immediately after the match, as is more usual. “It is obvious that we are not happy,” said Galliani. “We evaluated everything and decided that there’s no guarantee that changing the coach would improve the situation. “We have confirmed Allegri, he has done well in the past two years and this is the decision we have made.” Milan, who had taken seven points from their

previous three games, have dropped to 13th in the table with 14 points, leaving them much closer to bottom club Siena (7) than leaders Juventus (31). Napoli are third with 26 points in yet another impressive season. “We have nine more points compared to this time last season and I am glad to see my team never gives up or stops looking for the victory to the very end,” said coach Walter Mazzarri. “I train an exceptional group of players. There is a real sense of union and we all care about each other.” Leaders Juventus are at home on Saturday evening to fifth-placed Lazio who are fresh from their 3-2 win derby win over AS Roma. Crisis clubs Sampdoria and Genoa meet in their derby on Sunday night when at least one of them will end a run of defeats. Sampdoria are 17th with 10 points after slumping to seven consecutive league defeats, prompting a protest by fans outside the team’s training ground on Wednesday. Genoa are one point behind in 18th after losing their last five games.

Not good enough: Massimiliano Allegri’s Milan have lost half their 12 league games so far

Seville derby is tougher than a ‘clasico’ says Alves By Mark Elkington

Former Sevilla favourite Dani Alves, now with Barca, says Sevilla v Real Betis is the toughest game in Spain

THE Real Madrid-Barcelona ‘clasico’ is televised around the world and often decides the La Liga title, but a Seville derby is a tougher proposition, Barca defender and former Sevilla favourite Dani Alves has said. Real Betis travel across the Andalucian city to take on neighbours Sevilla on Sunday night for a derby of huge importance locally, and a match of major significance in the push for the European places in La Liga. “They may not be as important as a Barca-Real in terms of the quality of players, the spectacle on offer, and the media coverage, but they are passionate games,” Alves was quoted by Spanish media as telling Algerian newspaper Le Buteur. “They are tougher than a ‘Clasico’.” Betis lie fourth in La Liga with 19 points from 11 games, four behind champions Real Madrid in third, and 12 behind unbeaten leaders Barcelona. Most significantly for their supporters, however, they

have a four-point advantage over Sevilla in 10th. Betis coach Pepe Mel, a former striker for the club, was refreshingly honest about his enthusiasm for Spain’s most highly-charged city derby. “This week I need to prime Pepe Mel the fan rather than Pepe Mel the professional. My players need someone who is going to add that bit of spice,” he told a news conference. “From outside the city, I can understand people who say it is just another three points. Those who live here know that is not true. The joy we took from winning the last derby there (2-1) has lasted until today.” Sevilla, like Betis, have been inconsistent of late but did beat Real at the Sanchez Pizjuan 1-0 in September, and narrowly lost to Barca 3-2 there conceding two goals in the last few minutes. Sevilla and Betis, along with Qatari-owned Malaga, Levante and Valencia are all lagging behind, leaving Atletico Madrid as the only side really keeping pace with the two Spanish powerhouses.

Atletico, in second with 28 points, returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory at home to Getafe last weekend and travel to take on lowly Granada on Sunday. They are three points behind Barca, who are at home to Real Zaragoza on Saturday night. Tito Vilanova could have Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique back from injury at the centre of defence, but Sergio Busquets is suspended. Real have yet to eat in to Barca’s eight-point advantage over them, but host struggling Athletic Bilbao tonight with midfielder Sami Khedira and striker Karim Benzema back after injury. “It’s an important difference but it isn’t definitive,” Barca defender Gerard Pique told sports daily Mundo Deportivo of their lead over the champions. “I always remember Pep Guardiola’s first year. We had a 12-point gap, we thought we had it in the bag, and we had to go to the Bernabeu and win to prevent them from closing to within a point. Also, Madrid are a stronger team now.”

BAYERN Munich’s sensational domestic season shows no signs of abating and, with a string of players back from injury and illness for this afternoon‘s Bavarian derby at Nuremberg, the team are deservedly eyeing their 11th league win in 12 games. Bayern midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger and Toni Kroos did not travel with Germany for their friendly match against Netherlands on Wednesday due to illness but were back on the training pitch that same day. Striker Mario Gomez, out of action since undergoing ankle surgery in August, has also returned to team training and his four goals against a regional division team on Tuesday showed he was itching for senior-team action. Despite stiff competition from Bundesliga top scorer Mario Mandzukic and Claudio Pizarro, fresh from a Champions League hattrick, Bayern sports director Matthias Sammer hinted that Gomez could be back in action against Nuremberg. “Obviously Mario needs some time to find his old form but he is healthy and could also help us in the short term,” Sammer told the club website (www. fcbayern.de) on Thursday. Sammer, who replaced Christian Nerlinger in July, has the chance of ending a two-year title drought for the Bavarians who have conceded only four goals while scoring 32, the best offensive and defensive record in the league. Despite being seven points ahead of Schalke and 11 ahead of fourth-placed champions Borussia Dortmund, Bayern are keeping a cool head, aware that a similar situation last season ended up with them winning no silverware. “There is room for improvement,” Sammer said. “When we lack that freshness in our game then we have to make sure we are letting nothing happen in the back. We are expecting a very hard game in Nuremberg.” Nuremberg, hovering above the drop zone in 15th place, have had one win in their last eight league games and face yet another prolonged relegation battle. “We know there are three points up for grabs,” said Nuremberg midfielder Timo Gebhart. “We are aware they are the best team in the league but you never know, maybe there is something there for us at home.” Schalke, second on 23 points, will be looking to beat hosts Bayer Leverkusen, in fifth place, and keep them at bay while Dortmund, on 19 and looking for their first back-to-back league wins this season, host relegationthreatened Greuther Fuerth.


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Platt mask can’t hide Mancini’s real thoughts on Man City issues

Leaders APOEL face rock solid AEK in Cyprus

Stunt diffuses growing tension with the media

By Nemanja Bjedov

By Mike Collett MANCHESTER City manager Roberto Mancini turned up for his weekly media conference wearing a mask bearing the face of his assistant David Platt yesterday - but there was no hiding how he felt about the issues surrounding his club. Platt took last week’s conference, saying his manager had other things to do, but Mancini was his usual charming self this week, laughing as he took the mask off, a gesture that diffused some of the tension that had grown between Mancini and the media recently. Speaking at the club’s training ground at Carrington, near Manchester, he said City had no interest in buying Luis Suarez from Liverpool, that Mario Balotelli was not in the squad against Tottenham Hotspur last week because he did not train hard enough but was not being sold, and that his own future at the club was not in doubt. Mancini, clearly tired of speculation that he is leav-

Is that you, David? Roberto Mancini arrived at Manchester City training yesterday wearing a David Platt mask ing the club he piloted to their first title for 44 years last season, said: “It is not true, I do not know where you get this from. “For two weeks we talk about Monaco, after (Pep) Guardiola, after another manager, now Suarez, now Mario. “We have a good team and we don’t need to buy another player in January.

“We can’t buy Suarez or any another player because we have four strikers. Suarez is a top player but he plays for Liverpool.” Mancini also dismissed rumours linking Balotelli with a move back to Italy. “No, he is not going. He did not play last week, but that was my choice. I have 20 players and if there are some players who don’t

work well, they don’t deserve to play and Mario is just like any other player. “There were other players who were working better than Mario and they deserved to be on the bench or play. He is an important player for us, and we are not thinking of selling him in January.” City are the only unbeaten team in the Premier League

and should preserve that record when they face erratic Aston Villa at home today (5pm). Even though they have not played particularly well this season, they are second in the table, two points behind leaders Manchester United, and showed their resilience last week when they came from behind to beat Spurs 2-1 at the Etihad.

High-flying Baggies face Chelsea as Cech praises ex-coach Clarke By Paul Hirst

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech credits former Chelsea coach Steve Clarke with greatly improving his game

PETR Cech rates Steve Clarke so highly that he was surprised Liverpool did not appoint him as manager when Kenny Dalglish was sacked. Clarke’s high-flying West Brom side will face Chelsea today for the first time since the Scot took up his first job in management this summer. He had spent 14 years as a coach before moving to the Hawthorns - a significant portion of which came at Chelsea, where he was assistant manager to Jose Mourinho and Avram Grant. After leaving the Blues, Clarke had coaching roles at West Ham and Liverpool, where he remained until Dalglish was fired at the end of last season. Cech, who says he has benefited enormously from Clarke’s coaching during his

time at Stamford Bridge, never had any doubt that the 49-year-old would make it in to top-flight management. “I was surprised that it took so long before he actually got a job in management because I would have thought that he might have got his chance at Liverpool,” the Chelsea goalkeeper said. West Brom have surpassed all expectations so far this season under Clarke. With 11 games gone the Baggies are fifth in the Barclays Premier League. Should they beat Chelsea at the Hawthorns, where they have dropped just two points this year, they will move within one point of the big-spending Blues. Cech has been delighted with how things are going for the new Baggies boss. “I think he has been doing really well,” Cech said. “I know he’s been waiting for his chance quite a long

time. “He was always an important first-team coach while he was at Liverpool, and then obviously when he was with us. “Now he has his chance to be manager, to do something with the team the way he wants to do it - his way. And he’s been doing really well. “That’s great to see because I think as I know him he’s always been working very hard to get a chance and I am pleased for him to have such a great start.” Roman Abramovich is ready to concede his £50 million gamble on Fernando Torres has failed and step up his pursuit of Colombia sensation Radamel Falcao. The Chelsea owner will make funds available for Di Matteo to recruit a new striker, and Atletico Madrid’s prized asset is impressed by the European champions’ ambition.

APOEL coach Ivan Jovanovic is cautious ahead of his side’s clash with this season’s best defensive side, Ran Ben Shimon’s AEK, tomorrow afternoon at 6pm at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia. “We face a team that was built with a lot of effort and, after earning promotion to the first division just a few years ago, they are now playing a leading role,” said Jovanovic. “This tells us a lot about their character and we should not forget that their first defeat this season came only last weekend. “Our matches against them last season were very difficult both home and away. They are a serious, respectable opponent who plays organised football so we expect another tough match,” he added. Leaders APOEL will be without Esteban Solari who is injured, while Constantinos Charalambides, Aldo Adorno and Michael Klukowski are yet to train with the squad after returning from injuries. Efstathios Aloneftis is doubtful after a minor injury suffered in midweek with the Cyprus national side. “AEK are a very compact side, they are aggressive and as I said earlier very well organised. It is no coincidence that they did not concede a goal for eight league games. However, they are also capable of going forward in numbers so it should be a very interesting match,” Jovanovic concluded. After Israeli top-flight side Maccabi Haifa expressed interest in Ben Shimon, there was a lot of speculation whether the Israeli coach would remain at his post ahead of the APOEL clash, but after a meeting with the club hierarchy, it has been clarified that he is staying at the helm of the Larnaca side. Ben Shimon is rightfully credited for his team’s performances this season as they are currently third with 22 points, having conceded only two goals in nine league games, both last weekend against AEL. Unfortunately for Ben Shimon, he will not be able to count on captain Ander Murillo as well as Nestoras Mitidis who are both out injured, while Tim de Cler, Koullis Pavlou and Igor Gabilondo are all doubtful. Elsewhere, this afternoon at 6pm, Alki take on Olympiakos Nicosia, while Enosis Neon Paralimni meet Ayia Napa. AEL clash with AEP in Paphos an hour later. Doxa Katokopia open tomorrow’s program at 5pm against Nea Salamina, while at 6pm Apollon take on Omonia at the Tsirion Stadium in Limassol. In the final match of the round Anorthosis host Ethnikos Achnas on Monday evening at the Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium in Larnaca.


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Erratic Arsenal and Spurs seek derby day spoils High-octane affair expected at the Emirates By Justin Palmer

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Sebastian Vettel (right) is aiming to become just the third driver to win three titles in a row but Fernando Alonso is hoping to take the title fight to the final race

Formula One hoping for happy US return By Steve Keating THE eyes of the motor racing world will be riveted on Texas this weekend as Formula One makes its return to the United States but it is unclear if Americans will be watching, even with a driver’s championship on the line. The stage has been set for a Sunday of high-drama worthy of a Hollywood Western as clinical German Sebastian Vettel and fiery Spaniard Fernando Alonso engage in their own version of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral at the new $400 million Circuit of the Americas. The penultimate race in a title chase that has taken the glamour series to the four corners of the globe could well be decided in the distinctly unglamorous scrublands of south Texas, as Formula One tries again to establish a presence in the US following a five-year absence. Vettel, who will be making his 100th career start in Austin, will have an opportunity to complete a hat-trick of titles at the US Grand Prix and join Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio and Germany’s Michael Schumacher as the only drivers to win three titles in a row. “I think we were not always fast enough this year but for the last couple of races we were, so looking forward to the next two races,” said Vettel, cautiously assessing his position following a third-place finish in Abu Dhabi earlier this month. “The fans got the best Formula One for a long time. I personally would have loved it to be a little bit more boring at some stages.” A 27th career win in his Red Bull would move Vettel into a tie with Jackie Stewart on the all-time wins list but it still may not be enough to clinch a championship. Vettel, who tops the standings with 255

points to Alonso’s 245, must finish Sunday’s race with 15 more points than his Spanish rival, which can be produced by many combinations of results. A sixth victory of the season would give Vettel the title if Alonso places outside the top four. Should Alonso fail to score a point, Vettel must still finish at least third. One thing that is certain - the Spaniard will not go down without a fight. Ferrari’s Alonso has stood on the top step of the podium three times this year and will be determined to take the championship down to the final race in Brazil. “I am confident, we will fight until the end,” said Alonso, who would move into a tie for fourth on the all-time win list alongside former-champion Nigel Mansell by notching his 31st career victory. “We are not fast enough, this is true and we are honest with ourselves, we know this. We need to accept this. “We have some strong points which we will try to use.” They like big things in Texas and there is nothing bigger in motor racing than the crowning of a new F1 champion but for many Americans, Vettel and Alonso could just as easily be field goal kickers in the NFL as the world’s leading drivers. There is a good reason their names are not familiar. There has not been an F1 race in the US since 2007 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and there will be no Americans on the starting grid. While Sunday’s race could be the pinnacle of the F1 season, Americans motor sports fans do not view the U.S. Grand Prix with as much anticipation. In Texas, NASCAR is king and it is likely more eyeballs and television remotes will be focused on Homestead, Florida where the Chase championship will also be decided tomorrow.

N incendiary mix of bitter local rivalry and two teams searching for consistency amid fan disquiet see Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur throw themselves into the bearpit of a North London derby at the Emirates today (2.45pm). Always a high-octane affair, the lunchtime Premier League clash promises goals, drama and bragging rights but the only thing concerning opposing managers Arsene Wenger and Andre Villas-Boas, however, is securing three points. For clubs with annual topfour and Champions League ambitions, neither is where they want to be after 11 games. Spurs, in their first season under former Chelsea manager Villas-Boas, are in seventh, one point and one place above Wenger’s men. The two teams are already 10 and 11 points behind leaders Manchester United respectively. Arsenal blew a two-goal lead at home to Fulham last weekend, forced to settle for a 3-3 draw after Mikel Arteta’s penalty was saved in the fifth minute of added time. It was the second successive game that Arsenal had failed to win from two goals to the good after surrendering the lead at Schalke in the Champions League. Wenger said his fragile side needed to defend with “more drive and belief” and, according to the Daily Mail, is considering ditching his trusted 4-3-2-1 formation and playing with five defenders to tighten up Arsenal’s leaky defence. Spurs have lost their last two league games at home to Wigan Athletic when they were booed off at White Hart Lane- a defeat described by Villas-Boas as their worst performance of the season - and last weekend at Manchester City. Villas-Boas has a string of injuries to contend with. Right back Kyle Walker, striker Jermain Defoe and winger Aaron Lennon are being assessed after picking up hamstring problems against City, although Spurs are hopeful they will feature. Midfielder Mousa Dembele has not played since October 7 because of a hip injury and is struggling to be fit, while Younes Kaboul, Scott Parker

Kings of North London: Arsenal walloped their arch-rivals 5-2 in an extraordinary clash in February and Benoit Assou-Ekotto remain sidelined. Arsenal walloped their rivals 5-2 in an extraordinary clash at the Emirates in February, scoring five unanswered goals after Spurs led 2-0 after 34 minutes. The season before that, it was Arsenal who led 2-0 after half an hour, only for Spurs to storm back after the break to win 3-2.

‘SIX-POINTER’ Across the capital, an early season relegation ‘six-pointer’ takes place in west London at Loftus Road where winless and rock-bottom Queens Park Rangers host Southampton, just one point and one place above them. Rangers manager Mark Hughes has been rigidly backed by club owner Tony Fernandes but admitted after last weekend’s defeat at Stoke that he had to deliver fast. “I have confidence in the players to turn this round, but it needs to happen next week,” Welshman Hughes said in the wake of the Stoke defeat. In the title race, leaders

Manchester United visit lowly Norwich City this evening (7.30pm), second-placed Manchester City host Aston Villa (5pm) and Chelsea, in third, are at West Bromwich Albion (5pm). Wayne Rooney is a doubt for United - but Robin van Persie should be fit, said manager Sir Alex Ferguson yesterday. The striking duo both pulled out of midweek internationals for England and Holland respectively but it does not seem the damage is too bad in either case. The United boss had good news on Phil Jones. The England defender has not played for the Red Devils this term after suffering a knee injury during pre-season. Jones is closing on a return, though, with Ferguson saying he will play a part against Galatasaray in the Champions League on Tuesday.


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