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Deal ‘as soon as is possible’ Christofias denies dragging his feet on bailout, which will now be soon By George Psyllides and Michele Kambas

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YPRUS wants the eurozone’s ESM bailout fund to be able to recapitalise its banks directly, it said yesterday. Finance Minister Vassos Shiarly told reporters Cyprus wanted to be able to transfer any assumed debt for the recapitalisation of its banks to the European Stability Mechanism, once it became active. The issue would be of crucial importance to the island in its negotiations with international lenders, he said. “This will be one of our firm demands in the final discussions with the troika,” Shiarly said, referring to lenders from the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank. “It is crucial for Cyprus.” Some estimates put

the bill for recapitalising banks at €15 billion - almost equalling Cyprus’s €17 billion GDP and raising questions about debt sustainability. President Demetris Christofias yesterday, denied that his government had been dragging its feet on a bailout saying Cyprus wanted to sign a deal with international lenders “as soon as possible”. Asked if pressure was mounting on Nicosia to sign, Christofias said “we want to sign the memorandum as soon as possible. It’s not a matter of pressure, it’s life that is pressing.” Speaking at a news conference in Brussels following the European Council meeting, the president denied suggestions the government was deliberately delaying. “I want to make it clear that as a government we neither tried

Firemen and experts in hydrocarbon leaks from oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) try to extinguish massive flames after the explosion of a gas pipeline in the

municipality of Zapotlanejo, in the Mexican state of Jalisco yesterday. The explosion affected several towns and 400 people were evacuated (EPA)

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Germany’s Merkel raises new hurdles to European banking union GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel raised new hurdles yesterday to using the eurozone’s rescue fund to inject capital directly into ailing banks from next year, dashing Spain’s hopes of soon removing the cost from its strained national debt. Merkel’s move limited the impact of a key decision by European

Union leaders struggling to overcome a three-year-old debt crisis in the 17-nation currency area - an overnight agreement to establish a single banking supervisor from next year. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who received a eurozone pledge in June of up to €100 billion to recapitalise a banking sector

hit by a burst real estate bubble, said he had still had not decided whether to request a sovereign bailout. EU leaders agreed at a two-day summit that the European Central Bank will take responsibility for overseeing eurozone banks from next year, but Merkel said it would take time for the new supervisor to

be fully effective. She made clear that this would not lead to the bloc’s European Stability Mechanism (ESM) rescue fund taking over liability from member states such as Spain for past bank rescues, and she posed extra conditions that some diplomats said seemed designed to ensure there

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(continued from front page) nor wanted to delay,” he said, adding that there were difficulties in the process. “Now we must all focus on completing our counter proposal to the troika, because the negotiations are effectively starting immediately,” Christofias said. “I hope that I will have the final result when I return to Cyprus.” The government has held talks with the unions and political parties in a bid to achieve wide consensus on a package of measures that it will submit to internationals lenders – the European Commission, IMF and the European Central Bank -- for negotiation. No date has been set yet for the troika’s return

though officials have said they are expected on the island next week. With presidential elections in four months, critics accused Christofias – who is not running for re-election -- of delaying in a bid to avoid being the one signing the raft of painful measures. The government had sought a €5.0 billio loan from Russia, which eventually said it would only grant it as part of a coordinated rescue with the European Union. The government secured a €2.5 billion loan from Russia at the end of 2011 but the heavy losses incurred by the island’s biggest banks after the Greek debt write-down forced it to seek assistance from its

EU partners in June. The troika submitted a raft of proposals on July 25, following two fact-finding missions on the island, but it took the government almost three months to put together a response, which is still not complete as it scrambles to meet a November 12 deadline or risk running out of cash. After November 12, the next meeting of the Eurogroup, it will take the parliaments of individual eurozone nations about six weeks to sanction the Cyprus memorandum. But a consensus and avoidance of the social unrest seen in other austerity-hit countries may be harder to achieve, especially after reports on Thursday that suggested

that the government has modified its proposals for savings in the public sector with greater salary cuts. Central government workers union PASYDY said it would react according to the developments. PASYDY said “workers are under persecution and constitute a permanent, easy target;” the union is determined not to allow the continuation of this “unacceptable tactic and practice.” Earlier yesterday, PASYDY boss Glafkos Hadjipetrou resorted to a personal attack against Shiarly, a former banker. “It is provocative for a minister who received a fat bonus to behave this way,” Hadjipetrou said. “Why should civil servants give, Mr. Minister?

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‘No conflict of interest in bank licensing’ By George Psyllides THE fact that his secretary was married to a consultant of a bank seeking a licence in Cyprus does not violate any laws, provided that she does not take part in the decision-making, Central Bank Governor Panicos Demetriades said in a response to a question from an MP. “The relevant application will be examined within the framework of the provisions and procedures defined by the law on bank operations and the policy issued by the Central Bank,” Demetriades said in an October 15 letter to opposition DISY MP Averof Neophytou. Neophytou had asked Demetriades about the relation between one of his two secretaries and a consultant of

FBME, which has applied for a bank licence in Cyprus. “Have you investigated the strong rumours suggesting the Central Bank of Cyprus will go ahead with the licensing of the bank in question?” Neophytou said in an October 3 letter. Demetriades’ private secretary, according to Neophytou had also posted “abusive comments” against him and DISY leader Nicos Anastasiades, on social networking sites. This was not appropriate behaviour for “a private secretary of an independent Central Bank governor of the euro-system,” Neophytou said. The FBME, which is registered in Tanzania, holds an amount of Cyprus government bonds that mature in a few weeks and Neophytou also expressed fears that a deal may have been struck, whereby the bank did

not cash in the bonds in exchange for a banking licence. “We hope the issuing of a banking licence was not a condition for the renewal of the government bonds, which mature in a few weeks,” he said in an October 8 statement. Demetriades replied, the fact that the husband of his secretary acted as a consultant for FBME did not come into conflict with the relevant laws “provided that the employee had no relation and did not take part in such decisions.” Regarding the abusive comments on social networking pages, Demetriades said that as far as he could determine there was no abusive content. The governor asked Neophytou to furnish him with evidence to the contrary if he had any.


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Home When diplomatic service meets great finger food THE BRITISH High Commission in Nicosia yesterday celebrated the launch of ‘Diplomatic Service’, a cookbook featuring signature finger food recipes by the BHC’s long-serving Chef, Christina Afxentiou. The guests enjoyed a dash of class, a mélange of aromas and an assortment of canapés at a wine reception held in association with the Cyprus Red Cross Society. Welcoming his guests at the Residence, British High Commissioner, Matthew Kidd said the idea was to use the interest prompted by the Olympic Games and the Diamond Jubilee, “coupled with the superb reputation that the food at the High Commissioner’s Residence seems to have”, to raise further funds. “This is the second time we co-operate with the Red Cross and the second time that the proceeds support the Paralympic Committee,” Kidd added. In her address the President of the Red Cross Fotini Papadopoulou expressed her gratitude for the assistance provided in 2012 by the British High Commission and the companies importing British products in Cyprus for sponsoring the edition. The reception comprised of a cooking demo, highlighting the herbs and spices which Afxentiou uses, a tasting menu and a cookbook signing corner. ‘Diplomatic Service’, which features 80 recipes including tartlets, cold and hot canapés, kebabs and desserts, was on sale at the event. Proceeds from this book will benefit projects of the Cyprus Red Cross and the Cyprus Paralympic Committee. “With a career spanning over 20 years at the BHC, Christina has earned her place in the culinary world as a canapés connoisseur/specialist. Her canapés are undeniably her greatest pride,” the BHC said. ‘Canapés can be different every time as they are great opportunities for imagination and improvisation,’ she told guests. “They are like painting in miniature - where the skill is to include all the taste and pleasure of a full meal in one perfectly formed morsel’. The cookbook can be found at the Red Cross offices and bazaars and the Moufflon book shop.

CTO pushes to bring in more tourists from China By Jacqueline Agathocleous THE Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) aim to attract between 5,000 and 10,000 Chinese tourists this coming spring, though there are still several obstacles to overcome. First, procedures need to be simplified for visas, and then deal with the fact that there are no direct flights to Cyprus from China. CTO chairman Alekos Oroundiotis and the deputy governor of Chinese Henan province, Kong Yufang, yesterday discussed the pros-

Aim to attract between 5,000 and 10,000 Chinese tourists in the coming spring pect of turning Cyprus into a tourist destination for the Chinese market. Speaking afterwards, Oroundiotis said he informed Yufang on his recent visit to China and the CTO’s efforts to attract Chinese tourists to the island. He said this was a great possibility, adding that Cyprus was currently collaborating with the Chinese embassy and travel agents, with the aim of at-

tracting between 5,000 and 10,000 tourists this coming spring. But he said the problems with the visas and direct flights needed to be ironed out first. “We have been assured that from the moment that these problems are resolved, then we should not just expect five to ten thousand tourists, but multiple numbers of tourists from China, because the Chi-

nese are people who like to visit foreign lands and for them, Cyprus is a country that offers a lot, such as sea, sun, archaeological sites, culture, cultural heritage; things they are especially interested in,” said Oroundiotis. He added that a meeting would be held with Commerce Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis in the coming days to discuss the matter, es-

pecially the need to make it easier for Chinese visitors to acquire visas. Yufang said yesterday’s meeting was a good opportunity to further deepen the two states’ relations and create new prospects for collaboration on matters of tourism. “We have discussed in depth how the problems that emerged could be overcome and I think if we unite our powers, we will be able to overcome them,” said Yufang. She said if this was the case, “more tourists from China and especially the Henan Province will come to Cyprus”.

Paphos aims to be the first for direct flights By Bejay Browne

Paphos is already catering to the Chinese market in terms of property sales

PAPHOS is hoping to establish a direct flight connecting the coastal town with China. Efforts have been intensified in the hope of attracting Chinese investment, Chinese buyers of residential properties and tourists. According to George Leptos the head of EVE, the Paphos chamber of commerce and industry, a number of unsuccessful efforts to initiate Chinese tourism have been made by various Cyprus governments in the past. He said: “The Cyprus Tourism Organisation has recently contacted Chinese tour operators and airlines with the aim of developing tourism from China and establishing direct air connection between our two countries. According to my information there is interest in this direction, however we will need to wait for the outcome of the efforts.” Leptos noted that at a recent meeting with the Chinese ambassador, the Paphos Chamber of Commerce and Industry asked for his assistance on the issue. “The ambassador was very keen to contribute to the ef-

fort. Of course our aim is to establish direct connection to Paphos International airport as well,” he said. The head of EVE also said that a meeting has already taken place between the CTO president and the Chinese ambassador. He added that direct flight between the two countries would significantly boost property investments and develop the potentially vast Chinese tourist market. He said that it was also expected to help in attracting direct Chinese investments in areas other than residential properties. Leptos added that there would be obvious benefits for the Chinese investing in Cyprus. “Chinese companies will benefit from the advantages of Cyprus as an international services centre,” he said. “It is worth noting that although there isn’t currently a direct air connection and subsequently the air fare is quite high, over the last four or five months we have experienced an increasing Chinese demand for residential properties in Cyprus. “Imagine what will happen if we manage to establish direct air connections to several Chinese airports.”


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Another clear poll win for DISY election hopeful Christofias gets a 53 per cent disapproval rating By Stefanos Evripidou OPPOSITION DISY leader Nicos Anastasiades looks set to be the next President of the Republic according to the latest poll released by state broadcaster CyBC. Anastasiades looks set to come out on top in the first round of votes next February, taking 36.9 per cent of the vote, compared to 23.8 per cent for AKEL-backed Stavros Malas, 17 per cent for EDEK-backed Giorgos Lillikas and 1.2 per cent for independent Andri Makaria Stylianou. The remainder said they would either cast a blank vote (9.6 per cent), refused to answer (6.6 per cent), planned not to vote (3.4 per cent) or would make their vote void (1.5 per cent). In a second round of voting the following Sunday, the latest poll figures show Anastasiades winning hands down against Malas, garnering 42.6 per cent of the vote compared to 28.9 per cent for the former health minister. A further 15 per cent said they would leave their vote blank, while 8.1 per cent of respondents did not answer the question, and 3.4 per cent said they wulds not vote. The poll was conducted by CMR Cypronetwork Marketing Research on behalf of CyBC, with 1,203 respondents taking part between September 22 and October 9. The results of the poll were broadcast on Thursday night. Should Anastasiades be pitted against Lillikas in the second round, the DISY leader is still set to win by a respectable margin, chalking up 38.8 per cent of the vote versus Lillikas’ 28 per cent. The remaining third of voters quizzed either did not answer, or said they wuld not vote, vote blank or purposefully void their vote. In the unlikely event of a Malas-Lillikas second round, Lillikas is tipped to get the

better of Malas winning 32.2 per cent over 28 per cent for the AKEL-backed candidate. The opposition leader came out on top as the best person to do the job in a number of key areas. Anastasiades was deemed the most suitable candidate to handle the Cyprus problem, earning 34 per cent approval, compared to 15 per cent for Malas, and 13 per cent for Lillikas. He was also perceived as the most suitable to handle negotiations with the troika, winning 37 per cent approval, compared to 17 per cent Malas, and 13 per cent Lillikas. The vast majority of people asked, 67 per cent, considered Anastasiades’ victory a given regardless of how they vote. Only 10 per cent see a Malas victory as a dead cert and 8 per cent Lillikas. Almost a third of respondents- 32 per cent- said they were not at all interested in the elections. Despite the increasing apathy in elections in Cyprus, DISY came out the most organised party in the polls, with the figures portraying an opposition party that has effectively rallied the troops ahead of next February’s presidential elections. According to the polls, 91.6 per cent of DISY members are ready to vote for Anastasiades, showing uncharacteristic discipline for the right-wing party. Ruling AKEL faired much worse, with only 73.6 per cent of party members stating their intention to vote for Malas, while 9.8 per cent plan to vote for Lillikas and 5.1 per cent will do the unthinkable for members of the left-wing party and vote for Anastasiades. EDEK also showed strong discipline in the ranks with 85.5 per cent declaring support for the party’s official nomination Lillikas. The remaining 6.6 per cent will tick a box for Anastasiades and 5.3 per cent for Malas. Alas, DIKO seems to be

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Anastasiades was deemed the most suitable candidate to handle the troika and Cyprob taking the route of many Arab Spring countries. Less than half of DIKO voters, only 45.7 per cent, are ready to vote for their party’s favoured candidate, Anastasiades. Up to 37.8 per cent of DIKO voters will break ranks and vote for Lillikas, while 8.7 per cent give Malas the thumbs up. The situation is equally fragmented for minority parties, the Greens and EVROKO, which have yet to take a final decision on who they will back in the upcoming elections. EVROKO voters appear to favour Lillikas, with 55.6 per cent ready to give him their vote, while 38.9 per cent prefer Anastasiades. Three fifths of the Greens, 60 per cent, will vote Lillikas,

20 per cent Anastiades, and 10 per cent Malas. According to polling expert and CyBC associate Yiannis Mavris, the poll indicated Cyprus was experiencing a heavy social and political climate, with a significant section of the population stating it was very pessimistic about the country’s future. “There is a lot of pessimism about the general direction the country is taking. It’s the most pessimistic outlook I’ve seen in the last 25 years,” said Mavris. According to the poll, 53 per cent of respondents are not at all satisfied with the way President Demetris Christofias has exercised his duties until now. Asked about Christofias’ handling of domestic affairs,

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55 per cent said they were not satisfied at all, while 50 per cent were not at all satisfied with his handling of the Cyprus problem. Regarding their views on a Cyprus solution, 90 per cent said a solution is not close, 5 per cent don’t know, and another 5 per cent believe that a solution is close. More than half of respondents, 51 per cent, believe the economic condition of the country is worse now than a year before. Thirty-one per cent said they are facing great difficulties with their current income, 39 per cent face difficulties, 25 per cent are coping, while 5 per cent are living comfortably. “It’s a very negative review showing unprecedented disapproval,” said Mavris.

THE THIRD suspect in the Ayia Napa murders’ case, a Greek national, was yesterday released to be extradited back home after the Attorney-general deemed the evidence against him “unsatisfactory”. The 27-year-old suspect was arrested in Greece earlier this month on a European arrest warrant and extradited to Cyprus. When he was arrested, Greek police found cocaine and cannabis on him, for which he must now face charges in Greece. Local police linked the 27year-old to the murder of five men in Ayia Napa last June, after going through the phone data of two men currently on remand for allegedly carrying out the shootings. He was believed to have paid the two suspects – also from Greece – €20,000 to kill Famagusta businessman Phanos Kalopsidiotis, for whom four of the five victims worked as security men. “Following the instructions of the Attorney-general of the Republic, the third Greek national who was on remand in connection with the murder of five men in Ayia Napa, was released from custody today, as the evidence secured against him was deemed unsatisfactory for him to face prosecution in court,” Famagusta police chief Giorgos Economou said yesterday. “At the same time, the 27year-old was rearrested on a European arrest warrant sent from the Greek authorities, so he can be extradited to Greece in relation to a case of drug possession,” Economou added. “Specifically, when he was searched after he was arrested to be sent to Cyprus, police found 144 grammes of cocaine and 40 grammes of cannabis on him.” The 27-year-old was taken to Larnaca District Court, which started extradition proceedings. “He consented to be extradited to Greece and within the next 10 days, members of the Greek police are expected to arrive in Cyprus to take him,” said Economou. He said if new evidence was secured against the 27-yearold in the future, Cyprus police would ask for him to be extradited back to the island.

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Home CYPRUS TODAY Critical condition A 52-YEAR-OLD woman from Limassol is in critical condition after she was run over by a car driven by a 20-year-old on Thursday night. According to police, the incident occurred at around 8pm on Thursday on Grigoris Afxentiou road in Pano Polemidia as the woman was trying to cross the road. The woman was rushed to Limassol general hospital but due to the seriousness of her injuries was then transferred to Nicosia general hospital. The 52-year-old suffered a number of head injuries, a bruised lung, and fractured ribs, vertebrae and cranium. The 20-year-old driver of the car was arrested for further questioning.

Embezzlement A 59-YEAR-OLD Famagusta man was yesterday remanded in custody for eight days in connection with embezzling some €35,000 while working as the treasurer of a local council. The man was arrested after the head of the Ormidhia local council lodged a complaint with the police. Following the complaint, the police arrested “a 59-year-old employee of the community council who was the treasurer and responsible for the collection various taxes,” Larnaca police spokesman Giorgos Economou said. The spokesman said an audit of the council’s books allegedly found that the suspect had embezzled around €35,000 in 2011.

Kolossi brawl POLICE WERE called to break up a brawl between two groups of youths on Thursday night at the Apostolos Loucas fair in Kolossi. Around 50 youths from Zakaki and Kolossi came to blows at the fair at around midnight for reasons unknown. The moment police arrived on the scene, the youths dispersed, leaving the police behind. According to reports four people were injured as a result of the mass punchup. No arrests were made yesterday, said a police spokeswoman.

Hay fire BALES of hay caught fire on a farm in Aradippou on Thursday, causing €10,000 worth of damage. According to police, the fire which was put out by the Fire Service, destroyed 350 bales of hay. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

State auditor says mayors’ pensions need looking at Georghadji calls on the House to take measures By Stefanos Evripidou AUDITOR- GENERAL Chrystalla Georghadji has asked parliament to look into regulations passed last year by the Municipalities’ Union, significantly increasing mayors’ pensions and bonuses while in some cases providing pensions to former mayors that exceed the salary they had when in office. According to yesterday’s Politis, the municipalities’ union agreed unanimously last year to increase the minimum monthly pensions to €1,200 for one-term mayors and €1,500 for those who served more than one term. Somewhat controversially, they made the new regulation retroactive, meaning all former mayors who were on much lower salaries in the past would now be eligible for the minimum pensions set above. Now, Georghadji is calling on parliament to take structural measures to deal with the significant burden placed on state coffers without government or parliament approval at a time when local authorities are pleading for state assistance, warning they are on the verge of bankruptcy. The Auditor-General sent a letter to the chairmen of three House Committees (Finance, Interior and Institutions) noting that implementation of the 2011 regulation on municipalities “will require significant sums to cover the increases that result”. In some cases, the pension to be received exceeds the salary received by the mayor when he was in office, as is the case for Athienou municipality. She questioned whether this regulation required prior

According to Georghadji (left) the new regulation does not stipulate the maximum annual pension a mayor can receive approval by the legislative body. According to Politis, the minimum pension has gone from €598 to €1,200 for one term mayors, and a minimum of €1,500 for those who serve more than one term. The new rules also mean the minimum pension is no longer fixed but will be adjusted yearly, as will the widow’s minimum pension which has also been increased to €1,000. Any mayor needs to have served at least 30 months before becoming eligible for a mayoral pension on retirement. For those who served more than 150 months (two and a half terms), only their service up until the 150th month will be used to calculate the size of the pension. Under the old rules, this was capped at 120 months, meaning those who served more than two terms will now see a significant increase in their pension as a result.

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Papacostas was ‘given impression everything was under control’ ‘It was not my job to check on the bulging container, said former minister’s statement By Jacqueline Agathocleous

Europa Nostra officials visited Apostolos Andreas this week

‘Work on monastery needs to be completed’ says Europa Nostra By Jacqueline Agathocleous THE EUROPEAN federation on cultural heritage Europa Nostra yesterday stressed the need to start restoring the Apostolos Andreas monastery in the occupied Karpas as soon as possible, based on a study by the University of Patras. The Europa Nostra president and its board members visited the monastery on Wednesday, as well as the fenced off part of occupied Famagusta and Ayios Filonas in the Karpas. It also met the Greek and Turkish Cypriot members of the technical committee in charge of cultural heritage. Europa Nostra vice president Costas Karas yesterday hailed the joint committee’s work. “The issue of cultural heritage in Cyprus is quite complicated, due to the situation on the island and its connection with the political dimension,” said Karas. But he said cultural heritage should not be connected to politics. “On the one hand, the cultural heritage belongs to all of us and on the other Cyprus’ cultural monuments cannot wait, as many have already been destroyed, while others are in a dire condition,” said Karas. He said Apostolos Andreas was a monument of great significance for Christianity, adding that restoration works needed to start

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immediately. “There is no one who disagrees that the study carried out by the University of Patras should be followed,” said Karas. He also referred to the fenced off part of Famagusta where he said a number of monuments were already being restored. However, Karas said there was still a lot of destruction in the area, with restoration works needing to be sped up. Ayios Filonas in the Karpas is of great archaeological importance, Karas added, which however has suffered serious damage. He said society as a whole needed to support the technical committee’s effort to restore the island’s cultural heritage. Europa Nostra’s executive president, Denis de Kergorlay, said the organisation was greatly concerned about the cultural destruction in Cyprus. According to Kergorlay, Europa Nostra has given 14 awards to Cyprus over the past 20 years, the first in 1983 for Famagusta Gate. Europa Nostra – the Federation of European nongovernmental organisations for the protection cultural heritage was established in 1963 and has some 400 members and organisations. Each year, Europa Nostra awards the best cultural achievements. Apart from Famagusta Gate, Cyprus has been awarded for restoring the Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios House and the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre.

FORMER defence minister Costas Papacostas told police he repeatedly urged the foreign ministry to make a political decision about the 98 containers of confiscated munitions that eventually exploded at the Evangelos Florakis naval base on July 11 last year, but to no avail. The former minister’s statement to the police after the devastating blast – which killed 13 soldiers and firemen, and injured more than 60 – was read out in court by prosecution witness, CID Headquarters’ officer, Yiannos Yiorkadjis, yesterday. It was dated July 20, 2011. In his statement, Papacostas referred to a meeting in February 2009, just days after the containers were confiscated from the Cypriot-flagged Monchegorsk ship - headed to Syria with Iranian munitions under a United Nations Security Council resolution. The meeting was under President Demetris Christofias who was joined by the former foreign and defence ministers, the undersecretary to the president, the government spokesman, the deputy chief of police, the former national guard chief, former Ordinance Corps Colonel Giorgos Georgiades and deputy attorneygeneral Akis Papasavvas. In the meeting, Papacostas said Christofias informed them of the political problems surrounding the confiscated load. He said the president stressed the imperative need to comply with the relevant UNSC resolution and indicated that we were obliged to receive and secure the suspicious cargo once it was checked in detail by special experts. Papacostas said he disagreed with confiscating the munitions and posed the problems

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it would create. He felt the munitions might make Cyprus a target for outside forces. He said from November 2009 until June 2010, his ministry repeatedly sent letters to the foreign ministry, requesting the matter be reassessed and a final decision taken. “I believed and continue to believe that the political aspect of the matter was the foreign ministry’s responsibility, which was why we were persistent in our efforts to get rid of the cargo and why the defence ministry exercised pressure for this,” said Papacostas. Referring to another meeting in February 2011 at the defence ministry, Papacostas said the NG Chief at the time raised some serious security issues, especially with regards to the gunpowder in the containers, when it was exposed in high temperatures and humidity, especially in the summer months. He said the NG Chief stated he was “in a position to guarantee the cargo was safe, but not indefinitely”. But Papacostas said it was when NG Lieutenant Colonel Nicos Georgiades said there was a risk of the gunpowder igniting – or even exploding – that he really started to become concerned. “When I heard the word ‘explosion’ I asked the foreign minister to ensure as soon as possible that a political solution to the problem was found and the gunpowder was destroyed,” said Papacostas. During an independent inquiry after the blast, it was claimed that then Foreign Minister Marcos Kyprianou was “trying to buy time” politically. Papacostas also spoke of the inspection that took place on the containers just four days before the blast. He said he was given the impression that the situation was under con-

trol. Furthermore, he said a report drawn up after experts inspected the containers, warning of the imminent possibility of an explosion, never reached him. This was also testified by Ordinance Corps Colonel Lambros Lambrou earlier this week. Papacostas said he asked former NG chief Petros Tsalikides after the blast why he was never sent the experts’ report and that Tsalikides claimed it had been full of omissions, and that he had sent it back to Colonel Giorgos Georgiades to rewrite it. Questioned at the time by police over why he resigned following the blast, considering he felt he was innocent, Papacostas said: “My conscience is clear, based on my authority as defence minister I did my duty and did what was absolutely possible. But as minister, I had no choice but to resign in memory of the 13 victims; not because I feel guilty, but out of sensitivity.” In his police statement, the former minister attempted to justify why he told the press some time after the cargo was stored at the Evangelos Florakis base that it was so safe iT could even be placed in a residential neighbourhood. The NG leadership repeatedly reassured him that the cargo was no danger said Papacostas, “No one ever gave me the impression that the containers were in danger of exploding”. Asked whether the NG leadership could have acted on the bulging container, which was spotted days prior to the blast, Papacostas said, “Of course they could have taken measures by themselves”. He added that many decisions were made in the meeting before the blast, yet none were implemented. “It was not my job to check on the bulging container, it was the NG chief’s job,” said Papacostas.


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Europe ‘There were no sex games at my parties,’ Berlusconi assures court

Britain’s energy watchdog Ofgem has proposed that energy suppliers should offer four core tariffs to cut the ‘baffling’ array of tariffs currently on the market

UK energy tariff plans unveiled Bid to create ‘simpler, clearer, fairer’ market By Jamie Grierson ENERGY suppliers will be forced to tell customers about the cheapest tariff they have on offer under proposed reforms for the industry unveiled by the energy watchdog yesterday. Ofgem said its plans will put an end to consumers being confused by complex tariffs and will usher in a “simpler, clearer, fairer and more competitive” energy market. The plans come after Prime Minister David Cameron was accused of backtracking on a commitment to require energy firms to give households the cheapest deals - rather than simply inform consumers what is available, as unveiled by the regulator yesterday. Ofgem is extending proposals unveiled last year to simplify tariff structures and limit core tariff numbers across the whole market. The regulator proposed that suppliers should offer four core tariffs to cut the “baffling” array of tariffs currently on the market. This will actually mean four tariffs per fuel type - electricity and gas - to apply to each payment type. “Dead” tariffs no longer available will be banned to reduce

the overall number of tariffs and reduce the risk of people paying too much, Ofgem said. The watchdog wants to introduce new tools to help consumers switch energy accounts. As well as giving customers information on the cheapest tariff they can offer them, Ofgem has proposed a scheme where suppliers offer vulnerable customers and others who have not switched for some time an estimate on the cheapest tariff across the whole energy market.

PRICE SPIKE BAN In a bid to make the market “fairer”, Ofgem plans to ban price increases or other changes to fixed-term tariffs. The package of proposals will be published before the end of October alongside its non-domestic proposals. Ofgem is legally required to go through an extensive consultation process but wants to start to introduce its reforms by summer 2013. Ofgem chief executive Alistair Buchanan said: “Our plans will put an end to consumers being confused by complex tariffs and will usher in a simpler, clearer, fairer and more competitive energy market for all consumers.

“We have spoken to thousands of consumers who have helped us shape this package through a period of extensive consumer research, and are very grateful for their input. “I am glad to say suppliers have already responded with some initiatives, but these don’t go far enough. “Ofgem is determined to press forward with proposals to deliver for consumers the most far-reaching shake-up of the retail energy market since competition was introduced.” The Prime Minister plunged energy policy into confusion with his surprise announcement that the government would legislate so that gas and electricity companies “have to give the lowest tariff to their customers”. Energy Secretary Ed Davey distanced himself from the proposal and No. 10 said energy firms would be obliged only to “offer” the cheapest tariffs. Cameron, attempting to clarify his statement, stopped short of repeating his previous suggestion that companies would be compelled in any way to put customers on the cheapest tariffs. Arriving in Brussels for an EU summit, he said he wanted to be on the side of hardpressed people “who struggle to pay energy bills”.

Greek poll shows a boost for anti-bailout leftists GREECE’S main opposition Syriza and the far-right Golden Dawn parties are surging in popularity among voters angry at a new wave of wage and pension cuts demanded by foreign lenders, a poll showed yesterday. If elections were held today, Syriza would win with 30.5 per cent of the vote compared with 27 per cent for New Democracy, which leads the three-party coalition backing Greece’s foreign bailout, pollster VPRC said in a survey for the Ellada Avrio newspaper. Greeks’ frustration with their political lead-

ers has grown as the coalition prepares to push through the new round of austerity measures to appease lenders and secure more bailout aid and keep the country afloat. Almost nine in 10 Greeks were dissatisfied with their government and 81 per cent believed the country was on the wrong track. The share of undecided voters stood at 60 per cent, the poll said. Backing for the ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn stood at 14 per cent, double their take in June elections that gave the party a foothold in parliament.

FORMER Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, on trial for allegedly having sex with an underaged prostitute, yesterday denied there had ever been sex games at parties in his villa. “I can rule out that there have ever been scenes of a sexual nature,” the 76-yearold Berlusconi, wearing a dark blue suit, told judges as he addressed the packed Milan courtroom for the first time. “Everything happened in front of staff and, at times, my children too came in to say hello.” Berlusconi, whose reported “bunga bunga” parties won worldwide notoriety, has repeatedly denied having sex with Moroccan-born nightclub dancer Karima El Mahroug, better known by her stage name of “Ruby the Heartstealer”. The centre-right leader is accused of giving Ruby cash and jewels in exchange for sex in 2010, when she was 17 years old and thus too young under Italian law to be paid as a prostitute. He is also charged with abusing the powers of his office by getting her released from police custody after she had been arrested on unrelated charges of stealing a €3,000 bracelet from a friend. He denies the charg-

Berlusconi’s reported ‘bunga bunga’ parties won worldwide notoriety (EPA) es. Crowds outside the court as were divided, as ever, between supporters and critics debating Berlusconi’s role in the scandal that helped precipitate his departure from power last year. “He’s always done exactly what he has wanted to do, he brought this country to its knees, where we are now, handing money out here and there, don’t get me started

on it please,” Milan resident Rosalinda Fazzi told Reuters television. Berlusconi told reporters in April he had hosted “burlesque games” at his residence. Prosecutors say dozens of showgirls and aspiring starlets received cash and gifts for taking part in sex games. Moroccan model Imane Fadil testified before the court in April that at one of the parties young women dressed up as nuns and stripped off while performing raunchy pole dances. At yesterday’s hearing, Berlusconi again accused magistrates of mounting a politically-driven campaign against him and defended the young women involved in the trial. “The trial has damaged these girls, and this is is the most painful part of it,” he said. Berlusconi also said he did not exert any pressure on police when, one night in May 2010, he phoned officers to ask them to release Ruby from custody, describing her as the niece of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. “I read in the media that this court has already decided to convict me, but I don’t want to believe it,” he said.


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World NATO calls for free Afghan polls

Leaflet drop draws N. Korea warning

NATO’s chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen urged the Afghan government yesterday to strive for free, fair and transparent elections in the 2014 presidential poll, saying they marked a critical juncture in the country’s quest for peace. His words came a day after President Hamid Karzai suggested foreign members be removed from the election watchdog. “I think it is essential for building trust and confidence between the Afghan people and the Afghan government that the presidential elections take place in a manner that is free, fair and transparent,” Rasmussen said on the airstrip at Camp Marmal, a sprawling military base near Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan. He spoke at the end of a twoday visit to Afghanistan with senior diplomats from 35 countries that supply troops to the NATO-led force in Afghanistan. Rasmussen told reporters earlier that a smooth political transition of power according to the Afghan constitution would be a “litmus test, an indication of the strength and sustainability of the Afghan democracy”.

Propaganda drive makes South a target By Jack Kim and David Chance IMPOVERISHED North Korea threatened yesterday to open fire on South Korea if it allows activists to go ahead with plans to drop anti-North leaflets on its territory, its most strident warning against its long-time foe in months. North Korea, which is still technically at war with the South after their 1950-53 conflict ended in merely a truce, often uses shrill rhetoric denouncing its rich, capitalist neighbour and threatening all-out war. A looming presidential election in the South and plans to deploy longer-range missiles by the government in

Seoul have angered the North and prompted an escalation of belligerent commentaries from Pyongyang. “We had similar threats last year and they did not stop us before and this is not going to stop us this time,” said Pak Sang-hak, a North Korean exile who defected to the South 12 years ago. He is the leader of a coalition of groups of North Korean exiles and human rights activists who plan to launch giant balloons containing 200,000 leaflets criticising North Korea’s government for the second year running. Some of the leaflets, printed on plastic bags, will contain $1 bills. As well as the dollars, the bags themselves are said to be prized by North Koreans,

many of whom often lack daily necessities. South Korea’s defence minister told parliament that its military would retaliate in the event of any attack. South Korea’s military has come under pressure after it failed to detect a North Korean soldier walking across the world’s most heavily armed border until he knocked on the doors of soldiers’ barracks. “If (a North Korean strike) were to happen, there would be a perfect response against the source of the attack,” Kim Kwan-jin told a parliamentary committee. North Korea shelled a South Korean island almost two years ago, causing civilian deaths. It was also widely

Anti-North Korea activists in Paju prepare to release balloons containing leaflets and CDs denouncing Pyongyang, towards North Korea, in this February 16, 2012 photo blamed for sinking a South Korean navy ship, although it denied responsibility. North Korea said that if the leaflets were dropped on Monday, a “merciless military strike by the Western Front

will be put into practice without warning”, according to state news agency KCNA. It said it would target a tourist area at the border city of Paju, near the demilitarised zone that separates the two states.

US to invite Myanmar to take part in joint military exercise THE United States will invite Myanmar to the world’s largest multinational military field exercise, a symbolic gesture toward a military with a grim human rights record and a milestone in its rapprochement with the West. Myanmar will be invited to observe

Cobra Gold, which brings together thousands of American and Thai military personnel and participants from other Asian countries for joint annual manoeuvres, officials from countries participating in the exercises said. Washington’s rapprochement with

Myanmar’s military is part of a carefully calibrated re-engagement under the umbrella of humanitarian dialogue, the sources said, constituting one of the boldest rewards for Myanmar’s new semi-civilian government after 49 years of direct military rule.

It is also a first step towards US-Myanmar military-to-military ties, cut off after 1988 when soldiers fired on prodemocracy protesters in a crackdown that killed or wounded thousands and led to the house arrest of democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi.


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Bomb blast hits centre of Beirut Fears raised of renewed sectarian violence By Oliver Holmes and Mariam Karouny A HUGE car bomb that exploded in central Beirut during rush hour yesterday killed a top security official and seven others, wounded about 80 and heightened fears that Syria’s war is aggravating tensions in Lebanon. Among the victims was Wissam al-Hassan, who was in charge of a top intelligence unit, Lebanon’s al-Jadeed television said. He had led an investigation that uncovered a recent bomb plot that led to the arrest of a pro-Syrian Lebanese politician. Analysts said the bombing, which was reminiscent of grim scenes from Lebanon’s own 1975-1990 civil war, was linked to the heightened tension between Lebanese factions on opposite sides of the conflict in neighbouring Syria. The blast ripped through the street where the office of the anti-Damascus Christian Phalange Party is located near Sassine Square in Ashrafiyeh, a mostly Christian area. Phalange leader Sami alGemayel, a staunch opponent of Syrian President Bashar alAssad and a member of parliament, condemned the attack. “Let the state protect the citizens. We will not accept any procrastination in this matter,

Lebanese firefighters douse a fire at the site of yesterday’s explosion in Beirut’s Ashrafiyeh neighbourhood we cannot continue like that. We have been warning for a year. Enough,” said Gemayel, whose brother was assassinated in November 2006. The war in Syria, which has killed 30,000 people in the past 19 months, has pitted mostly Sunni insurgents against Assad, who is from the Alawite sect linked to Shi’ite Islam. Lebanon’s religious communities are divided between those supporting Assad and those backing the rebels trying to overthrow him. The blast occurred during rush hour, when many parents were picking up children from school, and sent black smoke billowing into the sky. Eight people were killed and at least 78 were wounded, the state news agency said, quoting civil defence officials.

Several cars were destroyed and the front of a multi-storey building was badly damaged, with tangled wires and metal railings crashing to the ground. In the aftermath, residents ran about in panic looking for relatives while others helped carry the wounded to ambulances. Security forces blanketed the area. Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said in a statement that the government was trying to find out who carried out the attack and said those responsible would be punished. The prospect that Syria’s war might spread to Lebanon has worried many people here and fighting broke out in February between supporters and opponents of Assad in the northern city of Tripoli.

Suicide bomber kills two at south Iran mosque A SUICIDE bomber killed two guards as he blew himself up outside a mosque in a restive southern province of Iran yesterday after being prevented from reaching worshippers inside, Iranian media reported. The bomber set off his explosive belt a few hundred metres (yards) outside the Imam Hossein mosque in the city of Chabahar, killing two members of the Basij militia that were on guard, Fars news agency reported. “Eyewitnesses said the attacker was trying to get inside the mosque but he was identified by members of the Basij,” Fars reported. Six others, including three children, sustained injuries in the explosion, it said. Chabahar is in Sistan-Baluchistan province, near the Pakistani border. It has a history of unrest, with the mainly Sunni Muslim population complaining of discrimination at the hands of Iran’s Shi’ite Muslim authorities.

An attack by two suicide bombers at the same mosque in 2010 killed 39 people including women and children during a religious ceremony. The Sunni rebel group Jundollah, which says it is fighting for better rights for Sunni Muslims in Iran, claimed responsibility for that attack, which it said was in revenge for the execution of its leader, Abdolmalek Rigi. The group is believed to be based in Pakistan and since 2003 has claimed a number of attacks and kidnappings inside Iranian territory. In its most audacious attack, it targeted a meeting of Revolutionary Guards and tribal figures from Sistan-Baluchistan in October 2009, killing six senior commanders and 29 others. Iran says Jundollah has links to al Qaeda and has accused Pakistan, Britain and the United States of supporting it to stir up instability in its southeast. The three countries deny backing Jundollah.

Libyan Islamist militia chief denies role in deadly attack A LIBYAN Islamist militia commander, who a witness and officials said helped lead the deadly assault on the US Consulate in Benghazi, said that while he was at the building that night, he was not involved in the attack. Ahmed Abu Khattala, who describes himself as a founder and commander of the Islamist militia Abu

Obaida Bin Jarrah, said that he went to the consulate in the eastern Libyan city on September 11 to rescue men that he had been informed were trapped inside. Abu Khattala said that, despite reports of his involvement, he had not been questioned by Libyan authorities and was not in hiding, and that he was going about his

daily business as a construction contractor in Benghazi. US envoy Chris Stevens and three other Americans died in the attack. It has become an issue in the US election season, with Republicans accusing Obama’s administration of being slow to label the assault an act of terrorism early on, and slow to strike back at those responsible.


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Business GE shares fall by over 2%

EU’s banking union set new obstacles by Merkel

GENERAL Electric Co reported weaker-than-expected third-quarter revenue, hurt by unfavourable exchange rates, and investors shrugged off an 8.3 per cent profit increase and sent the company’s shares down more than 2 per cent. GE, the largest US conglomerate, said yesterday that revenue had risen 2.8 per cent. Revenue fell at its aviation and healthcare arms, and the stronger dollar hurt results by diminishing the value of foreign sales. GE, which is also the world’s biggest maker of electric turbines and jet engines, stood by its forecast for full-year earnings to rise at a doubledigit percentage rate. Fullyear sales would be up just 3 per cent, however, reflecting continued efforts to cut back the GE capital finance arm and unfavourable exchange rates on foreign currencies, the company said. The company is not counting on any significant improvement in the world economy next year. “We’re not assuming that Europe gets any better,” Chief Executive Officer Jeff Immelt told investors on a conference call. “We’re looking at ’13 being kind of like ’12, with the big variable being the fiscal cliff.” The fiscal cliff refers to $600 billion in spending cuts and tax increases that could occur at the end of the year if US lawmakers fail to reach an accord on shrinking the federal deficit. GE does not expect those cuts to take effect, Immelt said. “We’re making the same assessment most people do, that somehow it gets resolved,” said Immelt, who is a top adviser to President Barack Obama on jobs on the economy.

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Merkel denied that the obstacles were intended to avoid any payments having to be approved by the German parliament before the 2013 election, saying the idea had never crossed her mind (AFP) a crucial step to break to socalled “doom loop” between sovereigns and banks. Pressed to say whether Spain would request a precautionary credit line from the rescue fund to trigger ECB buying of its bonds, Rajoy said: “The decision is not taken yet. What is important is that if I need to take it, I will take it.” He gave no indication of when that might be, but eurozone officials pointed to a November 12 finance ministers’ meeting as the next

potential date for decisions on aid to Spain and further assistance for Greece, which is struggling to implement a second bailout programme. In a sign of growing resistance to EU-backed austerity measures and mass unemployment, Spanish trade unions called a 24-hour general strike for November 14, when Portuguese workers also plan to stop work and the European Trade Union Confederation has called for EU-wide protest actions. Italian and Spanish bor-

rowing costs tumbled sharply yesterday, partly due to Italy’s success in raising a record €18.3 billion in funds with a four-year index-linked bond targeted at retail investors this week. British Prime Minister David Cameron meanwhile threatened to veto a sevenyear budget plan for the EU, due to be agreed at a special summit next month, if it mirrored “unacceptable” proposals by the European Commission for an increase in EU spending at a time

when member states are making cutbacks. Cameron told reporters Britain planned to use the reshaping of eurozone governance to renegotiate its own membership of the EU to achieve looser terms. Britain, home to Europe’s biggest banking sector, is also concerned its banks could be disadvantaged if a balance is not maintained between the ECB and its oversight of eurozone banks and the powers of other authorities to oversee non-eurozone banks.

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(continued from front page) will be no capital injections before next September’s German elections. “There will not be any retroactive direct recapitalisation,” Merkel told a news conference. “If recapitalisation is possible, it will only be possible for the future, so I think that when the banking supervisor is in place we won’t have any more problems with the Spanish banks, at least I hope not.” The chancellor said the supervisory system would have to be effective and the eurozone would have to set up a bank resolution fund to which the banks would contribute if there was to be any direct capital assistance to troubled banks. Merkel denied that the obstacles were intended to avoid any payments having to be approved by the German parliament before the 2013 election, saying the idea had never crossed her mind. French President Francois Hollande said on day one of the summit that Germany’s lack of urgency could be related to its electoral calendar, adding that the two dominant EU powers had a duty to solve the crisis. Despite Merkel’s comments, eurozone officials said they were exploring the possibility of sharing the cost of dealing with “legacy” toxic bank assets between the ESM and host governments,

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BRITAIN’S budget deficit turned out to be smaller than feared in the first six months of the current tax year, giving the government hope it can meet this year’s deficit-cutting target. Yesterday’s data reduces the chance that finance minister George Osborne will need to announce extra spending cuts or tax rises in a half-yearly budget statement on December 5 to ensure borrowing in the current tax year falls in line with March’s budget forecast. However, the government may still have to announce cuts for future years if it is to meet another goal, that of putting debt as a share of national income on a downward path by 2015. The Office for National Statistics said public borrowing in the first six months of the tax year was £2.6 billion higher than the same period a year ago at £65.1 billion, once certain one-off factors were stripped out. This compares with a £10.6 billion overshoot estimated last month for the first five months of the tax year, and makes it more likely that Osborne will succeed in trimming borrowing for 2012/13 to £120 billion from 122 billion in 2011/12. “This is much, much better than they would have thought only a month ago,” said Brian Hilliard, economist at Societe Generale. “It’s still an overshoot compared to the plans but it does make their life a bit easier.” However, Osborne’s plan to eliminate Britain’s underlying budget deficit remains controversial as his Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition nears the

Osborne’s plan to eliminate Britain’s underlying budget deficit remains controversial mid-point of its term in office. Initial plans to achieve elimination of the deficit by 2015 have been pushed back two years as growth has been far weaker than forecast, and at 8.0 per cent of GDP last year, Britain’s budget deficit was still the largest of any major European country.

The opposition Labour Party says the pace of cuts is self-defeating, arguing that any savings made are outweighed by lower tax revenues caused by slower growth. And trade unions plan a big rally in London today to protest against austerity. Nonetheless, Friday’s data comes at the end of a rare week of good economic news for the government. Employment is the highest since records began in 1971, inflation is near a three-year low, and economists expect data next week to show an end to Britain’s second recession since the 2008 financial crisis. But the broader economic outlook is still weak, with economists forecasting a 0.3 per cent fall in output for 2012 as a whole, and just 1.1 per cent growth in 2013. David Miles, the most dovish member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, said in a newspaper interview yesterday that this weakness still justified a “super-expansionary” stance for monetary policy. The improvement in Britain’s public borrowing this year was driven by a sharp downward revision to earlier estimates of borrowing between April and August, as well as lower than expected borrowing in September. The government’s preferred measure, public sector net borrowing excluding financial sector interventions, fell to £12.8 billion in September from £13.5 billion a year ago, well below economists’ forecasts for an unchanged reading due to lower borrowing by local authorities and public corporations.


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Missile crisis: 50 years Another case of public officials looking out only for themselves IT IS no secret that the municipalities are in dire financial straits. Heavily in debt and unable to make loan repayments, some of them are also having great difficulty paying staff wages at the end of the month. Ayios Dhometios municipality, for instance, is so hard up that, like a protection racketeer, it is demanding a cut of the revenue the Nicosia Race Club is making from taking bets on horse-racing in other countries. Yet despite the financial problems facing local authorities, the Union of Municipalities, last year passed regulations doubling the pensions paid to mayors and increasing the retirement bonus. Were the mayors not aware the country was in a deep recession last year, public finances were stretched and that big cuts in state spending were on the cards? Of course they were which was probably why they rushed to approve bigger pensions for themselves. They even arranged for mayors who had stepped down long before the regulations were passed by municipal councils to collect higher pensions. All this is featured in a report carried out by the Auditor-General who noted that the regulations governing the pension increases were passed without approval by the executive or the legislature, although there was a gap in the law which allowed municipal councils to do this. Irrespective of how this was done, it is another case of public officials looking after themselves. Deputies have regularly voted themselves big pay rises and higher pensions as have members of the government. Our public officials may constantly remind us of their unwavering commitment to serving the public, but they ensure that this service is very well rewarded. What is the economic and moral justification of a mayor, who has served one term, collecting a pension of €1,200 per month (€1,500 if he or she has served more than one term) for a part-time job? People who have worked all their lives and contributed to the social insurance fund would be lucky to receive half this amount as a state pension. And why are they paid a retirement bonus as well? Mayors have other jobs for which they are paid and which entitles them to a pension so why are they getting extra for serving the public? The way in which public officials have been feathering their own nests is scandalous. Their remuneration may be a small percentage of total state spending, but it has contributed to state bankruptcy. They have always approved the huge pay rises and generous pensions demanded by public sector workers so they could subsequently justify their own, lawful thieving of the state.

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HIS MONTH is the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis (16-28 October, 1962), so we’re going to hear a great deal about the weeks when the world almost died. But the past is a foreign country, a place where everything was in black-and-white and men still wore hats, so it’s just scary stories about a longgone time. Or so it seems. The outlines of the tale are well known. It was 17 years since the United States had used nuclear weapons on Japan, and the Soviet Union now had them, too. Lots of them: the American and Soviet arsenals included some 30,000 nuclear weapons, and not all of them were carried by bombers any more. Some were mounted on rockets that could reach their targets in the other country in half an hour. Both Washington and Moscow therefore had some version of a “launch on warning” policy: if you think the other side’s missiles are inbound, launch your own missiles before you lose them. There couldn’t be a more hair-trigger situation than that, you might think – but then things got a lot worse. At the start of the 1960s Moscow had gained a new Communist ally in Fidel Castro, but the United States kept talking about invading Cuba. So Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev moved some nuclear-tipped missiles to Cuba to deter the United States from attacking the island. However, from Cuba the Soviet mis-

Comment Gwynne Dyer siles would be only five minutes away from their American targets. That caused panic in Washington. Early in October, 1962 the first Soviet SS-4 missiles arrived in Cuba, and American U-2 spy planes discovered them almost at once. President John F. Kennedy knew about them by 16 October, but he did not go on television and warn the American public of the risk of nuclear war until the 22nd. He then declared a naval blockade of Cuba, saying that he would stop Soviet ships carrying further missiles from reaching Cuba by force if necessary. That would mean war, and probably nuclear war, but at least the blockade gave the Russians some time to think before the shooting started. The Soviet leaders were now desperately looking for a way out of the crisis they had created. After a few harrowing days a deal was done: the Soviet SS-4 missiles would be withdrawn from Cuba in return for a public promise by the United States not to invade Cuba. The crisis was officially over by 28 October, and everybody breathed a sigh of relief. It was closest the world ever came to

an all-out nuclear war. Even so, they weren’t really scared enough. They thought that a couple of hundred million people would die in a “nuclear exchange”. At that time, nobody yet knew that detonating so many nuclear warheads would cause a “nuclear winter”: the dust and smoke put into the stratosphere by firestorms in a thousand stricken cities would have blocked out the sunlight for a year or more and resulted in a worldwide famine. What almost nobody knew until very recently is that the crisis did not really end on 28 October. A new book by Sergo Mikoyan, The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis: Castro, Mikoyan, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Missiles of November, reveals that it continued all the way through November. US intelligence was unaware that along with the SS-4s, the Soviet Union had also sent more than a hundred shorter-range “tactical” nuclear missiles to Cuba. They weren’t mentioned in the Soviet-US agreement on withdrawing the SS-4s from Cuba, so technically Khrushchev had not promised to remove them. Fidel Castro was in a rage about having been abandoned by his Soviet allies, so to mollify him, Khrushchev decided to let him keep the tactical missiles. It was crazy: giving Fidel Castro a hundred nuclear weapons was a recipe for a new and even bigger

crisis in a year or two. Khrushchev’s deputy, Anastas Mikoyan, who was sent to Cuba to tell Castro the happy news, quickly realised that he must not have them. The second half of the crisis, invisible to Americans, was Mikoyan’s month-long struggle to pry Castro’s fingers off the hundred tactical nuclear missiles. In the end, he only succeeded by telling Castro that an unpublished (and in fact non-existent) law forbade the transfer of Soviet nuclear weapons to a foreign country. In December, they were finally crated up and sent home. So it all ended happily, in one sense – but the whole world could have ended instead. As Robert McNamara, Kennedy’s defence secretary in 1962, said forty years later, “we were just plain lucky in October 1962 – and without that luck most of you would never have been born because the world would have been destroyed instantly or made unlivable in October 1962.” Then he said the bit that applies to us. “Something like that could happen today, tomorrow, next year. It WILL happen at some point. That is why we must abolish nuclear weapons as soon as possible.” They are still there, you know, and human beings still make mistakes.  Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

When they’ve grown it’s hard to think only of yourself IT’S TAKEN a while and despite the fact that the garage, attic and cupboards are still cluttered with Beanos, camping gear, Lego and bin liners of books - finally, we can say our children have left the proverbial nest, flown the roost, set up homes of their own. The nostalgia can be overwhelming, but at least I get to play with the Brio train set by myself. We’re tempted to get a dog, cat, duck, budgie anything to fill the gap for something to look after but, of course, that’s a response to our own need to be needed. Easy to enviously observe the Greek and Cypriot model of keeping the family close: dividing houses or building another storey above. But that demands one person giving up their family to join another: causing, as we would hear across our small street in Athens, endless ter-

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ritorial arguments between a mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law. No, it’s good to let them go and there’s a pride in knowing you’ve helped provide the base for their security and independence, but there’s no doubt it’s challenging. It helps we’re both still working. It helps we have friends and community, sports and hobbies, that we see them regularly, but, even so, this is a new phase in life. There are medical helplines

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now for parents, especially women, who suffer so badly with empty nest syndrome that it spirals them into clinical depression. There are personal accounts describing the aching physical symptoms; the lack of sense of purpose, the desperate yearning for something small to cuddle. Maybe it’s nature’s way of preparing us for being good grandparents. But, it feels more a subconscious. A response to time passing, to mortality, to aging and mourning the knowledge you will never again be the hub of the family wheel. It’s a passing of power from one generation to another. It’s bound to hurt a bit. We’re lucky to live in the age of texts and Facebook, where we will remain much more of our children’s lives than when I left home with hardly a glance

behind. I used to marvel when my mother and mother-in-law would arrive, immediately don rubber gloves and scour my kitchen. I couldn’t understand why they didn’t just want to sit in the garden with a coffee instead of frowning at the state of my fridge. Now I know. It’s because being a parent trains you to be unselfish to put those little people first. When they’ve finally grown it’s hard to think only of yourself. Cleaning my fridge was therapy then, just as gently washing my mother’s face helped me when she was dying of cancer. So there’ll be sadness this autumn that there are no longer large sweaty trainers to trip over in the hall but cheer up, for with luck, come summer you’ll be needed with a pair of Marigold gloves and oven cleaner to make sure he gets

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1947

25 years ago Thursday October 20, 1987

The notorious Red Scare kicks into top gear in Washington, as a Congressional committee begins investigating Communist influence in one of the world’s richest and most glamorous communities: Hollywood

The Cyprus government cannot accept the Turkish contention that there are no missing persons, the government spokesman said yesterday. “For the Greek Cypriot side there will always be a question of missing persons until their fate is traced completely and following a thorough investigation of each case separately. The relatives of the 1,619 missing persons have the right to be informed of the fate of their beloved ones” he said.

1967 Thousands of demonstrators in Oakland, California, hold the biggest protest yet against the Vietnam War.

1968

35 years ago Saturday October 20, 1977

The wife of assassinated US President John Kennedy, 39year-old Jacqueline Kennedy, marries Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash said that the Cyprus problem had reached a very crucial stage and stressed the need for the Turkish Cypriots to remain in close contact with Ankara. Denktash was speaking in Ankara as he wound up his talks with the Turkish government on the latest moves to solve the problem.

1988 Nature magazine reports that the Turin Shroud, venerated for centuries by some Christians as the burial garment of Jesus Christ, has been carbon dated to the medieval period.

2000 Human rights activist James Mawdsley is released from prison in Burma where he has been held since 1999.

45 years ago Sunday October 20, 1967 A 20-year-old Greek Cypriot student, Petros Demetriou was yesterday sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by an Athens court. He was one of five men charged with leading a group of 38 people accused of attempting to overthrow Greece’s military-backed regime.


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Timberlake and Biel ‘to wed this week’ By Piya Sinha-Roy ACTORS Justin Timberlake and fiance Jessica Biel will be walking down the aisle in a star-studded wedding ceremony this week in Italy, according to celebrity magazine US Weekly. The couple threw a casual pre-wedding party on Wednesday in Puglia, Italy, at the Cala Masciola beach on the Adriatic Sea, the magazine said. Guests included comedian Andy Samberg, who co-starred with Timberlake in an Emmy-winning Saturday Night Live digital short and the film Friends

With Benefits, a romantic comedy. Representatives for Timberlake and Biel did not return calls from Reuters for comment. This is the first wedding for singeractor Timberlake, 31, and Total Recall actress Biel, 30, who have been dating on and off since 2007. They announced their engagement at the beginning of this year. Timberlake has previously had highprofile relationships with pop singer Britney Spears and actress Cameron Diaz. Tennessee native Timberlake, who rose to fame as a singer in boy band

N’Sync, forged a successful solo music career before moving into films. He played Napster founder Sean Parker in the Oscar-nominated Facebook film The Social Network and more recently starred alongside Amy Adams and Clint Eastwood in Trouble With The Curve. Biel, who was born in Minnesota, started her career on television in the long-running family drama 7th Heaven. She broke into movies with a starring role in the 2003 remake of horror flick Texas Chainsaw Massacre and has since been seen in The A-Team and New Year’s Eve.

The couple have been dating on and off since 2007

Rolling Stones are rehearsing 70 songs for upcoming gigs By Sarah Mills

William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard), Avery Brooks (Captain Sisko), Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway) and Scott Bakula (Captain Archer)

All five Star Trek captains in UK meet Thousands descend on convention for loved franchise By Clare Hutchison and Shadia Nasralla KLINGONS, Romulans, Vulcans and thousands of Star Trek fans will descend on London this weekend to celebrate one of the world’s best-loved television and film franchises at a convention that will have all five starship captains in attendance. ‘Destination Star Trek London’ will see captains, played by actors William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard), Avery Brooks (Captain Sisko), Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway) and Scott Bakula (Captain Archer), mingle with “trekkies” at a three-day convention in London’s ExCel arena. A replica of the bridge of the starship Enterprise, a Klingon zone and a museum dedicated to the 46-year-old series have been erected in the ExCel for the gathering, which began yesterday. Organisers have taken a cue from the annual Star Trek convention in Las Ve-

gas by creating a schedule that combines appearances from 30 Star Trek celebrities with special events, including a stunt show and a Klingonspeaking workshop. “We’re getting crazier, we’re losing our reserved edge and we’ve been hungry for this style of convention for a while,” said 30-year-old Samantha Darragh, a fan and co-founder of website trekkiegirls.com. Life-long trekkie Simon Foster, 31, said he is travelling to London’s Star Trek gathering with his fiancée, a recent convert. “She is definitely a fan now, she has been busy knitting a Star Trek jumper (sweater) to wear at the convention. She is having her photo taken with Scott Bakula.” Around 17,000 tickets have been sold for the event so far, including 20 VIP packages costing almost 3,000 pounds each, according to organisers Media 10 and Showmasters. Some fans are travelling from as far away as Australia, Colombia and Vietnam to the convention, undeterred

by the absence of Leonard Nimoy, the original Spock, from the convention, which coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Star Trek: The Next Generation series. Darragh said many fans were hoping that a strong showing in London could convince CBS, the owners of the TV franchise, to commit to more series in the future. “It has had an almost 50year history and it’s still going as strong as ever. I think they could be testing the water to see how much more Star Trek we want,” she said. So far the classic sci-fi drama has spawned six television series and 11 feature films, with the next movie instalment starring Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock expected in May 2013. The last Star Trek television series Star Trek: Enterprise starred Bakula as Captain Jonathan Archer and ran from 2001 to 2005. The five captains will appear at the event’s opening ceremony for a question and answer session in front of fans,

which was expected to be one of the convention’s most over-subscribed sessions. An attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Star Trek characters was also likely to be a big draw for attendees. The record was last set by US fans at the Las Vegas convention in August, when 1,040 Star Trek characters assembled. For Raules Davies, a convention veteran and the official CBS ‘Trekologist’, meeting fellow trekkies will be as exciting as the organised events. “A lot people go to meet up with other people and that’s the magic - you’ll find a world of wonders, costumes and creations by just talking to one of the other attendees,” Davies said, adding that he plans to wear a 1,200 pound custom-made replica uniform from the original television series. “I can almost guarantee that three days is not going to be long enough because there will be a heck of a lot to see.”

SINGER Mick Jagger said the Rolling Stones had rehearsed around 70 songs for a series of 50th anniversary concerts later this year, and guitarist Keith Richards assured fans the veteran British rockers would “deliver”. The four Stones appeared on the red carpet on Thursday for the world premiere of Crossfire Hurricane, a documentary charting the meteoric rise to fame and fortune following their debut in London in 1962. Jagger, who is 69, Richards, fellow guitarist Ronnie Wood and drummer Charlie Watts posed for photographers before speaking to the media on their way into the movie theatre in London’s Leicester Square. “Rehearsals are going very well, we’ve done about 70 different songs,” Jagger told reporters. “I said, ‘look, we only need to do 30, we don’t need to do 70, but now we are doing 70. I don’t know if we will do them all.” Richards added of the upcoming gigs in London and New York: “You know, we are looking forward to a great time. See, it’s a twoway thing. It’s to do with all these people and it’s to do with us, we will deliver alright - one love.” The band, one of the most successful in rock history and behind songs like (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, Honky Tonk Women and

Angie, is marking its 50th birthday with a greatest hits album, photo book, exhibitions, documentary and gigs. The Stones will play the O2 Arena in London on November 25 and 29 before crossing the Atlantic to perform at the Prudential Centre, Newark, on December 13 and 15. Jagger has hinted that the band could play more dates in the future. Tickets to the London dates went on general sale yesterday, although priority customers, including Amex card users and subscribers to the Stones archive mailing list, have been able to by some of them earlier. Fans have voiced anger at the ticketing system and reports of prices ranging from 95 pounds to as much as 950 pounds for a ‘VIP hospitality’ seat. At the film premiere, hundreds of fans gathered to catch a glimpse of the band members who signed autographs on their way in. While clearly enamoured with their musical heroes, some in the crowd were unhappy about the concert ticket prices. Crossfire Hurricane, screened as part of the London film festival, is drawn entirely from archive footage and attempts to recreate what it was like to be on stage and backstage amid riotous noise and screams of adulation. Jagger said it looked “like a pretty mad ride”.

Charlie Watts (L), Ronnie Wood (2nd L), Keith Richards (2nd R) and Mick Jagger arrive for the world premiere of Crossfire Hurricane in London on Thursday


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Tech

Mobile revolution is tripping up tech giants Companies battling to maintain revenue amid mobile craze By Poornima Gupta MOBILE may be the future for technology, but even with the worldwide proliferation of high-powered devices like smartphones and tablets, some companies are struggling to maintain consistent revenue streams. Earnings disappointments this week from Intel Corp, Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and AMD underscore how Silicon Valley, both the old guard and new, is struggling to profit from consumers’ waning love affair with the stalwart PC and infatuation with mobile - the most significant tectonic shift in the industry since the advent of the Internet. That bodes ill for companies reporting next week that are highly leveraged to mobile advertising and services - most famously Facebook Inc, which raised a tumult by warning about over-inflated expectations of its mobile business just before its seminal IPO. Amazon and Apple Inc are expected to fare better, analysts say. Apple, which reports next Thursday, is struggling with capacity constraints and supply hiccups - but analysts contend that’s a good problem to have because it’s spurred by raging

Some of the most innovative of today’s Silicon Valley titans are struggling with how to make money from mobile users, amid a worsening macroeconomic environment mobile hardware demand. Amazon and eBay Inc, meanwhile, are succeeding in reaching consumers through mobile devices, particularly Amazon with its cut-rate Kindle Fire tablets. About 800,000 shoppers made their first-ever eBay purchase through a mobile device.

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

The aquarium has an active marine research programme

Monterey Bay Aquarium In 1984, the Monterey Bay Aquarium opened in California, the largest artificial environment for marine life, built with a $40-million grant from David Packard of HewlettPackard, and housing 6,500 marine animals from at least 525 species. Currently, the aquarium has an active research programme, with groups working on sea otter conservation and tuna conservation biology and a sister institution, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, which conducts deep-sea research.

But others are struggling. “Companies are realising that it is not easy to find a formula that works with mobile,” Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi said. “Mobile is not proving to be as straightforward as people thought.” Signs that some of the most innovative of today’s Silicon

Valley titans are struggling with how to make money from mobile users, come at a bad time for an industry already struggling with a worsening macroeconomic environment. The biggest stunner was perhaps Google, which shed more than $20-billion worth of market value after it reported that its core advertising business had slowed. Critics said it was no anomaly. “Click prices declined for the fourth consecutive quarter after rising for eight consecutive quarters before then. That’s a negative. This is the mobile problem,” said BGC analyst Colin Gillis. Then there is Zynga, the poster child for mobile transition woes. In 2011 the casual games maker was a consumer internet darling. In 2012, it has cut its outlook twice and lost three-quarters of its market value amid a lack of mobile hits, leading analysts to warn of massive layoffs. Google CEO Larry Page, however, argued the shift represented a long-term opportunity. “We’re really starting to live in a new reality,” he told analysts on a conference call. “It will create a huge new universe of opportunities for advertisers, where they ... will be dynamically adapting across a whole bunch of different devices, to reach the right audiences at the right time.” Internet companies in China, the world’s largest internet market by number of users, are also struggling to make money from those who access the internet from mobile devices. Top China search engine Baidu Inc saw its shares tumble last week after Credit Suisse downgraded it to “underperform” on concerns about its money-making plans.

App lets strangers weigh in on why relationships soured By Natasha Baker CONFUSED about why a relationship went wrong or the true meaning of a text message? A new web app that relies on the comments of strangers may provide some clarity. The app, called Impressions, was recently launched on the website Wotwentwrong, which lets users anonymously get feedback from their exes. With Impressions people can create a timeline of their relationships and mark milestones, such as their first date or kiss, and embed polls to get feedback and advice on everything from the significance of a text to dealing with arguments. “It’s not the sanitized content you get from the magazines or all the online blogs that give you the ‘top ten reasons why this happened’ or ‘five ways to do that’. It’s real situations and advice,” said Audrey Melnik, the founder of San Francisco-based startup Wotwentwrong. “You’re doing all of this anonymously so you can really expel those feelings of anxiety.” Melnik said the app was created to help relieve the

uncertainty and anxiety that relationships can produce by providing advice on how to proceed in situations that may cause confusion. “It’s also about self-improvement,” said Melnik, adding that while many people focus on improving their professional habits, they often ignore their personal relationships. “People are going on all these online dates, meeting people and dating them, and they’re failing for various reasons,” she explained. “They’re not aware about what they might be doing wrong, and gaining any new skills in how to be better in dating.” Although some critics might argue that divulging details about a relationship online may verge on the obsessive, Melnik argues that it is no different than what happens in daily life. “Who doesn’t obsess about their relationships?” she said. “All we’re doing is taking what is already happening offline and presenting it online,” she explained. Melnik believes one of the main sources of anxiety in relationships is the lack of communication and cites the text message as the prime source of ambiguity.

The app lets users get anonymous feedback from exes

Nokia posts loss, future hinges on Lumia NOKIA reported another quarterly loss on Thursday and warned of more tough times ahead, raising the stakes for smartphone launches next month aimed at clawing back market share lost to Apple and Samsung. Once the world’s biggest mobile phone maker and a trail-blazer in the sector, the Finnish firm has fallen behind Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy phones in the lucrative smartphone market. On Thursday, it reported an underlying loss for the third quarter of 0.07 euros per share before one-off items, compared with a profit of 0.03 euros a year earlier. This marked the third straight quarter of underlying losses but was better than the market’s average forecast of a 0.11 euro loss, thanks to strong profits at its telecoms equipment venture Nokia Siemens Networks. However, pressure was still growing on Chief Executive Stephen Elop, who was hired in 2010 to turn the company around. “The clock is ticking for him. We really need some success,” said Juha Varis, Danske Capital’s senior portfolio manager whose fund owns Nokia shares. “Listening to Elop’s voice, it sounded like he feels the pressure.” Nokia is pinning its hopes on the new Lumia 820 and 920 models, which come

Nokia is pinning its hopes on the new Lumia 820 (above) and 920 models in vivid colours, have high-resolution cameras and are due to hit the stores in November. The phones run on new Windows Phone 8 software, part of Elop’s strategy switch in February 2011 to scrap Nokia’s own software in favour of Microsoft’s. Nokia shares rose as much as 10 per cent on the results, but fell back later to be up 1.3 per cent at €2.23 by 15.10 GMT. Jefferies analyst Lee Simpson warned investors were “in danger of buying a challenged product cycle”, warning that

the company could keep burning cash for another year. Nokia has been cutting jobs, slashing spending in marketing and research, and selling assets such as its Vertu luxury handset unit to improve its finances. But a big drop in sales has been draining its cash reserves. Its net cash fell to €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion) from 4.2 billion in June, although it was higher than market forecasts of €3.4 billion. Investors and analysts have said that if its cash position keeps worsening and Lumia sales fail to shine in the next few months, the company may need to change its strategy - as well as its leader. A few analysts recommend buying the shares, saying they look cheap at recent levels, with little premium over the value of assets such as patents. The shares have fallen around 70 percent since the Microsoft tie-up in February 2011, hitting an 18-year low of €1.33 in July. But others say it is pointless to ponder valuations when a company, particularly in the fast-moving consumer technology industry, is losing market share. In the third quarter, sales of the existing range of Lumia smartphones fell to 2.9 million from 4 million in the second quarter.


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What’s on

films

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

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

NICOSIA Killer Joe (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 8.05pm and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) daily at 8.05pm and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (N/A) (in French, with Greek subtitles) K-Cineplex (Screen 2, in 3D) at 5.35pm, 7.50pm and 10.10pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2, in 3D) at 5.35pm, 7.50pm and 10.10pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.25pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Savages (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 7.35pm and 10.10pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 7.35pm and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Watch (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.35pm, 8pm and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 5.35pm, 8pm and 10.15pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Cold Light of Day (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in Greek) at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) (in Greek) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.35pm and 3.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383 A Few Best Men (15)) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 5.30pm and 8pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Brave (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek, in 2D) at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in Greek, in 2D) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.35pm and 3.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

God Loves Caviar (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 10.10pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383

7th Cyprus International Film Festival Cine Studio, in collaboration with the Friends of the Cinema Society. Tel: 96-420491, www.ofk.org.cy

ParaNorman (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3, in 3D) at 8.05pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 8.05pm. Tel: 7777-8383

LIMASSOL Killer Joe (18) Rio 3 daily and weekends at 10.10pm. Tel: 25-871410;

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

K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 8.05pm and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (N/A) (in French, with Greek subtitles) Rio 2 (in 3D) daily and weekends at 6.15pm, 8.20pm and 10.25pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2, in 3D) at 5.35pm, 7.50pm and 10.15pm. Tel: 77778383 Savages (18)) Rio 4 at 7.45pm and 10.10pm, weekends at 8.10pm and 10.20pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) daily at 7.35pm and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Watch (15) Rio 1 at 7.45pm and 10pm, weekends at 4pm, 6pm, 8pm and 10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) daily at 5.35pm, 8pm and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 God Loves Caviar (K) Rio 3 daily at 8.10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3, in Greek) at 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 ParaNorman (12) Rio 2 (in 3D) only at weekends at 3pm and 4.54pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3, in 3D) daily at 8.05pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Cold Light of Day (12) Rio 5 at 7.45pm and 10pm, weekends at 8.15pm and 10pm. Tel: 25-871410

Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (K)) Rio 3 (in Greek) at 6.30pm, weekends at 3pm and 4.45pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in Greek) daily at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Magic Mike (18) Rio 6 daily at 10.10pm. Tel: 25-871410 Brave (K) Rio 3 (in Greek, in 3D), weekends only at 6.20pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek, in 2D) daily at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383

LARNACA Killer Joe (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) daily at 8.05pm and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (N/A) (in French, with Greek subtitles) K-Cineplex (Screen 2, in 3D) at 5.35pm, 7.50pm and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Savages (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) daily at 7.35pm and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Bourne Legacy (12) Rio 6 daily at 7.45pm, weekends also at 5pm. Tel: 25-871410

The Watch (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) daily at 5.35pm, 8pm and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) Rio 4 (in English, in 2D), weekends only at 3pm, 4.45pm and 6.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 5) (in English, in 2D) daily at 5.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

God Loves Caviar (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) daily at 10.10pm. Tel: 77778383

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

The Cold Light of Day (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) daily at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Isle (in Korean, with Greek subtitles) Rio 5, Monday at 8.30pm, presented by the Friends of the Cinema Society. www.cinelesxi.org

ParaNorman (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3, in 3D) daily at 8.05pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Brave (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) daily at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in English, in 2D) daily at 5.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

PAPHOS Killer Joe (18) Rio 1 daily at 7.45pm and 9.45pm. Tel: 26-207000 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (N/A) (in French, with Greek subtitles) Rio 7 (in 3D) at 5.50pm, 8pm and 10.10pm, weekends at 3.50pm, 6pm, 8.10pm and 10.20pm. Tel: 26-207000 Savages (18) Rio 4 daily at 5.30pm, 7.45pm and 10.10pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Watch (15) Rio 3 daily at 6pm, 8pm and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 God Loves Caviar (K) Rio 5 daily at 7.45pm and 9.45pm. Tel: 26-207000

Barbie: Princess & the Popstar (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in Greek) daily at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383

ParaNorman (12) Rio 6, in 3D, at 6pm, weekends at 4pm and 5.45pm. Tel: 26207000

A Few Best Men (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in Greek) daily at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Cold Light of Day (12) Rio 2 daily at 6pm and 7.45pm. Tel: 26-207000

listings Today Exhibition Dutch Wonder Group exhibition by three Dutch artists. Opens October 20, 8pm until November 10. Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art, 10 Solonos, Paphos. Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-6pm. Saturday: 10am-1 .30pm. Tel: 99-311225

Music Chris Nemmo Playing his electronic beats live. October 20. Melibar, 75 Saripolou St, Nicosia. 10pm. Free. Tel: 22343508/99-607918. email: info@ melibar.net Journey into Jazz Family concert with a programme especially designed for children 6-15 years old. October 20. Larnaca Municipal Theatre. 5pm. €5/Free. Tel: 24-665794 Legends of Rock with Dire Straits, Eagles, Elton John Four brilliant tribute acts perform in a unique and beautiful setting overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. October 20. Elea Estate, 1 Eleon Avenue, Geroskipou, Paphos. 9pm. €15 - Tickets for dinner and entry: €45 Both include a welcome drink. Food served from 7pm, concert begins at 9pm. Reservations are required, please contact Tel: 26-202003 Email: celebrations@eleaestate.com

Theatre Betrayal Theatre Group 5C presents critically acclaimed play by Harold Pinter. October 20 & 21. Store Houses (Apothikes), Foundation of Cultural Creativity, 81-83 Ayiou Lazarou Street, Larnaca. 9pm. €15. In Greek. Tel: 99-233248

Other Events

Tomorrow Theatre Hansel and Gretel The newly-formed Maskarini Theatre present play in an original adaptation by Nikos Nikolaidis. October 21. Russian Cultural Centre, 16 Alassias Street, Nicosia. 10.30am. in Greek. Tel: 22-761607

Ninth Nicosia Dogathon A Fun Run/Walk for people and their dogs, with prizes, entertainment for the whole family and more. October 20. University of Nicosia (Intercollege), Engomi, Nicosia, (at the Amphitheatre behind the University). Registration at 1.30pm. Run/walk starts at 3.30pm. €10. Tel: 22357005. friendsofnds@gmail.com

Other Events

Take the Fashion Ride A Nicosia charity cycling tour, directed by the Cyprus Cycling Federation and Nicosia Cyclists. Event within the framework of Cyprus Fashion Days with proceeds being donated to Hope for Children. October 20. Stasikratous, Nicosia 11.30am. Tel: 22-103234

Roda da Vida: Circle of Life, Circle of Peace Free Capoeira street performances and workshops, part of a multi-communal interaction project. October 20. Ledra/Lokmaci Street in Nicosia. 5pm. 99-287555/22-662269. www. youthpowercyprus.org and facebook. com/rodadavidaproject

The Path of Water in Moutoulla Event marking the occasion of European Heritage Days, with entertainment programme featuring a walk in the countryside, demonstrations of traditional handicrafts, exhibitions, music and more. October 20. Moutoulla Village. 2.30pm-8pm. Tel: 22-952677

Fifth International Limassol Dragon Boat Festival Races will take place over approximately 200 and 500 metres. Crews can be single sex or mixed. A party will be organised after the Races. October 21. Yermasoyia Dam. 9am. €10. cyprusdba@gmail.com

Monday Exhibition Selected Paintings Solo painting exhibition and presen-

tation of book by Katy Phasouliotis Stephanides. Opens October 22, 7pm until November 11. Loukia and Michael Zampelas Museum of Art, 27 Arch Makariou III Avenue, Kaimakli, Nicosia. Tel: 22-456099. www.zampelasart.com

Seventh Medieval Ayia Napa Festival Street theatre, theatrical play, shows with music and dances of the period, Medieval workshops, exhibitions of medieval items and more. October 13-20. Ayia Napa Medieval Monastery. 8pm. Free. Tel: 23-816307

Weaving on the Loom of Memories and the Threads of Recollection Solo Painting Exhibition by Maria Hadjitophi-Charitonidi. Opens October 22, 7.30pm until November 3. Opus 39 Gallery, 21 Kimonos Street, Nicosia. Monday: 5pm-8pm. Tuesday-Friday: 10.30am-12.30pm and 5pm-8pm. Tel: 22-424983

Relationships – DEFA Films from the Archive and Beyond Film screenings by the East German state-owned film production company DEFA. October 18-23. Goethe-Institut Cyprus (in the buffer zone next to Ledra Palace Hotel) and the University of Nicosia (UNESCO Amphitheatre). Times vary. Admission is free. All films in German with English subtitles. Tel: 96-648718/22-674606. Email: holger.briel@gmail.com

Music Oresteia Opera by Yiannis Xenakis performed by the Centre of Vocal Arts. October 22. Strovolos Municipal Theatre, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €15/10. Tel: 22-208400

Ongoing Other Events International Short Film Festival of Cyprus Film screenings and competition for the festival’s awards and prizes. October 13-20. Rialto Theatre, Limassol Parallel events at Art Studio 55 (adjacent to Rialto Theatre). 8.30pm. Free. All films will be screened in their original dialogues with Greek and English subtitles. Tel: 77-777745 www.isffc.com.cy

Polish Food Festival Experience culinary Polish culture and the sounds of Polish jazz music. Fontana Restaurant, Hilton Hotel, Nicosia. October 19-27. 8pm. €28 per person including a shot of Polish vodka. Tel: 22-377777

Theatre Di-mentia An original musical from Cyprus about the immortality of art, prodigal sons, and the decaying powers of our memory. October 18-21. Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre (new SatIriKo theatre) 11-15, Vladimiros Kafkarides Street, Aglantzia. 8.30pm. €20. In Greek. Tel: 99-876760 After the Rehearsal Theatro Ena opens new season with play by Ingmar Bergman. Until

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November 4. Theatro Ena, 4 Athinas Avenue, Nicosia. Every Friday to Sunday at 8.30pm. €12/15. In Greek. Tel: 22348203 Staircase ETHAL presents a British comedy with Kostas Vichas and Achilleas Grammatikopoulos. Until November 11 (on specific days). Technohoros ETHAL, 76 Franklin Roosevelt Avenue, Limassol. 8.30pm and 6.30pm on Sundays. €15/10. In Greek Same Time, Next Year Dionysos Theatre opens the new theatre season with play by Bernard Slade, directed by Nikos Charalambous. Until November 25. Dionysos Theatre, 29 Diagorou Street, Nicosia. Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 6.30pm. In Greek. €20/15. Tel: 22818999/99-621845 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 Kafkarides Street, Aglantzia, Nicosia. Every Sunday at 10.30am. €10. In Greek. Tel: 22-312940/22-421609

Exhibition Abstract Impressions Solo painting exhibition by Eugene Tector. Until October 20. Opus 39 Gallery, 21 Kimonos Street, Nicosia. Monday: 5pm-8pm. Tuesday-Friday: 10.30am-12.30pm and 5pm-8pm. Tel: 22-424983


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Life as organised chaos The latest creation by Demmie Da Costa, Holy Earth, will premiere Tuesday at the Old Vinegar Factory in Limassol. Three additional performances will take place on Wednesday and October 26 and 27. The work is performed by three dancers, Milena Ugren Koulas, guest artist Nadina Loizidou and the choreographer herself. Holy Earth is a multidisciplinary work featuring movement choreographed into a three-dimensional video created by Giorgos Ioannou, supported with music by Christos Kyriakoullis and Andreas Spyrides. The work is a complex concept of philosophy, aesthetics and spirituality, however it is based in the reality of dancing bodies rather than the exploration of ideas. Da Costa explained that she wanted to investigate the emotional state of loneliness and the cycle of life and death through three distinct dance characters. Although the characters are firmly defined in the mind of the choreographer, they are ultimately abstract and allow for a fluid interpretation. The themes and characters of the piece overlap to represent a timeline of a person, including their childhood, relationships and death. The work is concerned with the choreographer’s personal experience and narrative, but it carries a larger message

of the functions of the universe and mathematical equation of life seen as organised chaos. Da Costa’s choice of dancers is particularly interesting, as she features dancers from three different generations and vastly different backgrounds. The choreographer is a ballet-trained dancer who has heavily concentrated on teaching; however, her work has a strong critical and contemporary approach. Ugren Koulas is a contemporary dancer and choreographer with an idiosyncratic style who is active in the local dance scene. Nadina Loizidou is best known for her hugely successful ballet school in Limassol, and as the artistic director and choreographer of the Cultural Organisation Diastasi, one of the longest-standing performing troupes in Cyprus. They each bring their own dance background and life experience to the piece, but interpret Da Costa’s work and work together to present a unified image. The work is based on dance movement rather than concept and theatricality utilising the nature of the space that it is conceived for. Each of the dancers has a signature movement vocabulary so that Loizidou’s stylised natural movement creates a physical conservation with the walls and space and

Don’t Forget Music Sonic architecture The final performance of the Kypria 2012 Festival Iannis Xenakis’ Oresteia-Aeschylus Suite will take place on Monday at the Strovolos Municipal Theatre in Nicosia. Originally staged as a participatory open-air spectacle, Oresteia highlights Xenakis as a pioneering musician and architect. Today, he is considered one of the most important composers in the post-World War II avantgarde, helping change the face of contemporary music and paving the development of electronic instrumentation. His serious engagement with voice and classical dramas in particular started in the Sixties, after experimenting for more than a decade with rigid mathematical theories. His otherworldly opera Oresteia, has a peculiarly fragmented history. Xenakis composed the core of the work as incidental music for

a staging of the Aeschylus trilogy in America in 1966, and recast it as a concert suite in 1967. In 1987 he expanded it significantly, adding a long Kassandra section for bass and percussion. And in 1992 he added the finale, La Déesse Athéna (which is sometimes performed separately). Scored for baritone, mixed chorus, children’s chorus, and chamber ensemble, Oresteia was originally conceived as homage to Xenakis’s Greek heritage while he was in political exile from his

homeland. More than 40 years later, the definitive edition of his only opera will receive its premiere in Cyprus. The original Oresteia, from the fifth century BC, chronicles the epic of the cursed House of Atreus. In Xenakis’ Oresteia, which is unsurprisingly performed in Greek, the savage elemental score evokes Aeschylus’ mythic tragedy. Remaining true to the composer’s experimental vision, The Centre of Vocal Arts, under the auspices of the Min-

presents her as the forceful presence. Ugren Koulas maintains her particular movement style and rhythmical habits yet the choreographer has encouraged a multidirectional way of moving and the great use of spatial patterns. Da Costa’s solo is reduced to a single movement idea that provides ample material for analysis and interpretation. All of the bodies are treated with a certain amount of drama which provides intertextual references to the streamlined concept. Holy Earth will deliver a full sensory experience in the confined, historical space of the Old Vinegar Factory. Dancers create relationships with their bodies, to one another and themselves that illustrate the work and take the central focus. Although, Da Costa has stated that she sought to investigate a simple story, she has managed to provide a plethora of emotional and intellectual stimulation. Holy Earth A new multimedia dance performance by Demmie Da Costa. October 23-24 & 26-7. Centre of Performing Arts Mitos, old vinegar factory, Genethliou Mitella 34, Limassol. 8.30pm. €10. Tel: 70-007102 By Dara Milovanovic

istry of Culture of Greece and in collaboration with distinguished Cypriot institutions, presents Oresteia. The Centre of Vocal Arts was founded in the early ’70s in the USA. In the last 30 years, it has organised research programmes and master classes, whilst also presenting musical and theatrical plays in Greece and abroad. Today, the Centre of Vocal Arts is a member of the Commission for the Iannis Xenakis Year and has presented the trilogy Oresteia in Athens, at the Constantinoupolis International Festival and at the International Festival in Montpelier. For the production in Cyprus, a 13-piece ensemble of wind instruments, brass and amplified solo cello will be joined by baritone soloist Spyros Sakkas, percussion soloist Miguel Bernat and conducted by Yiorgos Kountouris. With an immense cast performing, including men’s, women’s and children’s choruses roaming the stage, the setting sun will create an evocative backdrop for Xenakis’ interpretation of a timeless masterwork. What gives this musical extravaganza its strange appeal is the combination of chant-like vocal elements with primitive sound-

ing, yet sophisticated instrumental interludes. The composer produces a cacophony of sound, from exuberant to austere to threatening. The stylised instrumental writing, permeated with strange percussion sounds and extremes of pitch (both high and low), adds to the impression of primal starkness, which suits the drama and gives Oresteia a paradoxical sensation of being both ancient and modern. Perhaps not for the musical purist or the novice, but nonetheless a show unlike any other, Xenakis manages to draw on an unusual mixture of instrumentation and vocal sounds that provoke and captivate the senses. Please note that this performance is being staged at a different venue and on a different date to the one originally announced, due to weather concerns. Tickets can be changed at the Pallas Theatre and are also available for purchase from the Rialto Theatre in Limassol. Oresteia A piece by Yiannis Xenakis performed by the Centre of Vocal Arts. October 22. Strovolos Municipal Theatre, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €15/10. Tel: 22-208400

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1,000 boats and lunch for – the Queen’s Jubilee y

prince William on a visit to Singapore as part of Jubilee trips by the Royal Family this year

1. More than 35,000 entries were received by Blue Peter in the national competition to design the official Diamond Jubilee emblem. The competition was won by 10-year-old Katherine Dewar from Chester. 2. Three specially commissioned official Diamond Jubilee photographs of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh by John Swannell were released in February. 3. The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust was announced in October 2011. It

agreed to confer the honour of Royal Borough status on Greenwich to mark the Diamond Jubilee in 2012, in recognition of the very close links between Greenwich and the monarchy. 5. As a result of the civic honours competition for the Jubilee, Chelmsford, Perth and St Asaph were awarded the right to call themselves a city, while Armagh was awarded a Lord Mayoralty. 6. More than 440,000 official Diamond Jubilee medals were manufactured and

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen enjoy a visit to the Midlands this summer was established to celebrate the Queen’s 60-year contribution to the Commonwealth and a life of public service, aiming to make a real and enduring impact on the lives of those who live within the Commonwealth. 4. In January 2010, it was announced that the Queen had

awarded to those in the armed forces, emergency services and prison service personnel among others. 7. A total of 112 outstanding UK organisations were honoured as recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2012 in June. 8. On the first day of the Jubi-

lee weekend, June 2, Camelot ridden by Joseph O’ Brien won the Epsom Derby in the presence of the Queen. 9. Many people in communities all over the UK held Big Jubilee Lunches. Councils received almost 9,500 road closure applications for Diamond Jubilee street parties and an estimated 8.5 million people in the UK took part in Big Jubilee Lunches. 10. As patron of the Big Jubilee Lunch, the Duchess of Cornwall attended a special Big Lunch in Piccadilly on June 3, along with the Prince of Wales. 11. Community Big Jubilee Lunches in south west London on June 3 were visited by the Duke of York and Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. 12. More than 50 of the UK’s largest community groups, membership organisations and charities supported the Big Jubilee Lunch, including the Scout Association, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, Neighbourhood Watch and Age UK. 13. People in more than 70 countries took part in Big Jubilee Lunches to celebrate the Queen’s 60-year reign. 14. The Thames Pageant consisted of 1,000 boats assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world. The main pageant journey was from Chelsea to Tower Bridge, approximately

seven miles. It was the largest such celebration on the Thames since the reign of Charles II, 350 years ago. 15. In the Pageant, the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry travelled on the Royal Barge, the Spirit of Chartwell, which was decorated with 10,000 flowers. 16. An estimated 90,000 people attended the Diamond Jubilee Festival in Battersea Park and watched the Thames Pageant from there. 17. Eight Royal Jubilee Bells travelled on the floating belfry, which preceded the flotilla. 18. The Pageant was led by the Royal Rowbarge Gloriana, which was later used to transport the Olympic Flame along the Thames on the final day of its journey to light the Olympic Cauldron. 19. Ten thousand members of the public were selected by a national ballot to attend the Diamond Jubilee Concert on June 4, preceded by a picnic in the Buckingham Palace Garden. Each guest was given a Jubilee picnic hamper, consisting of British products selected by Heston Blumenthal and royal chef Mark Flanagan. 20. The unique concert stage was built around the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace. 21. Artists who performed

included Robbie Williams, Will.i.am, Jessie J, JLS, Gary Barlow, Cheryl Cole, Sir Cliff Richard, Jools Holland, Grace Jones, Ed Sheeran, Annie Lennox, Rolf Harris, Kylie Minogue, Sir Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Madness and Sir Paul McCartney. 22. Sing, the official Diamond Jubilee song co-written by Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the Diamond Jubilee album from which it was taken, reached number one in the singles and album charts in the UK. 23. The Diamond Jubilee Concert was broadcast live on BBC One, and attracted a peak audience of 17 million in the UK. 24. The National Beacon on The Mall was lit by the Queen using the Jubilee Crystal Diamond at the end of the Diamond Jubilee Concert on Monday June 4. 25. A network of more than 4,200 beacons was lit by communities and individuals throughout the United Kingdom and the Common-

wealth. 26. For the first time in history, beacons were lit on top of the four highest mountains in the UK: Scafell Pike, England; Slieve Donard, Northern Ireland; Ben Nevis, Scotland and Mount Snowdon, Wales.

The Diamond Jub broadcast live o attracted a peak million i 27. Venues for beacon lighting included royal palaces such as the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Tower of London. 28. Beacons were lit in many Commonwealth countries, including at significant locations such as Parliament


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Street party: millions held them across the UK and elsewhere

Celebrations were held across the UK and the globe to mark the Queen’s 60-year reign. To mark the event Buckingham Palace has released 60 facts about the Diamond Jubilee year House in Canberra, Australia, and at the Treetops hotel in Kenya, where the then Princess Elizabeth heard that her father, King George VI, had died in 1952. 29. Members of the Royal Family, politicians, diplomats, Commonwealth repre-

bilee Concert was n BBC One, and k audience of 17 n the UK sentatives and Lord-Lieutenants were among the 2,300 guests at a National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral on June 5. 30. The service was conducted by the Dean of St Paul’s, The Very Reverend Dr David Ison, and the Archbishop of

Canterbury gave the sermon. 31. The Diamond Jubilee Lunch at Westminster Hall on June 5 was attended by 700 guests from all over the UK representing a crosssection of trades, crafts and professions. 32. There was a carriage procession on June 5 from Westminster Hall, the Palace of Westminster, to Buckingham Palace. The Queen travelled in the 1902 State Landau. During the Carriage Procession, the King’s Troop fired a 60-gun salute. 33. When the Queen appeared on the palace balcony on June 5, there was an RAF flypast and a Feu de Joie, or Fire of Joy - a celebratory cascade of rifle fire given as a salute by the Queen’s Guard - from the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. 34. The Queen attended a multi-faith reception at Lambeth Palace on February 15, where she met Christian representatives, as well as representatives of the eight nonChristian religions.

35. The Queen’s joint address to Parliament on March 20 also saw the unveiling of a stained glass window in Westminster Hall as a gift to the Queen from members of both Houses. 36. The sovereigns of 26 countries came to Windsor Castle on May 18 for a special lunch. 37. The Diamond Jubilee Pageant at Windsor Castle in May 2012 celebrated the Commonwealth and state visits the Queen has made during her reign in a 90-minute theatrical show. 38. On May 19, the Jubilee Parade and Muster saw nearly 2,500 troops from the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force parade through Windsor Castle for a Drumhead Service before Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh. 39. In her Diamond Jubilee year, the Queen opened the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27 and the London 2012 Paralympic Games on August 29. 40. More than 60,000 invita-

tions have been issued by Buckingham Palace this year to three garden parties, four services of thanksgiving and other Jubilee-related events. 41. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s regional tour of the United Kingdom began in Leicester on March 8 and finished on July 25, with visits to Cowes, Isle of Wight, and New Forest, Hampshire. 42. The regional tour featured widespread travel across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Car, the royal train, aircraft and the ship Leander were used as modes of transport. 43. The Queen visited 10 different regions in the UK on her tour, which spanned 25 days and encompassed 83 public engagements. 44. Services of thanksgiving took place at Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, St Macartin’s Cathedral in Enniskillen and Glasgow Cathedral, as well as at St Paul’s Cathedral on June 5. 45. Members of the Royal Family are visiting every Commonwealth realm, representing the Queen throughout the Diamond Jubilee year. The visits began with the Earl and Countess of Wessex travelling to the Caribbean in February 2012. 46. The Choirbook for the Queen, a collection of 44 contemporary choral anthems by living British composers, was published. 47. Across the UK, 208 schools entered a competition to “Cook for The Queen”, creating a menu featuring recipes showcasing the best of British. The menus of the four winning schools were served to the Queen at a reception at Buckingham Palace in June. 48. Face Britain consisted of 200,000 self-portraits from children aged four to 16 throughout the UK. All portraits were combined to create a montage portrait of the Queen, projected on to the front of Buckingham Palace in April 2012. 49. The Jubilee Greenway, launched by the Queen in February, is a walking and cycling route in London exactly 60 kilometres long. 50. As a result of the Jubilee People’s Millions, 60 grants of up to £60,000 from the Big Lottery Fund were rolled out to projects all over the UK aiming to improve local communities. 51. By July 2012, the Jubilee Woods Project, run by the Woodland Trust, had planted more than three million trees. 52. More than 1,450 spaces

have been safeguarded as Queen Elizabeth II Fields as part of an effort to protect outdoor recreational spaces. 53. As part of the Jubilee Time Capsule run by the Royal Commonwealth Society, people contributed more than 80,000 items about their family, community, country or the Commonwealth for different days of the Queen’s reign. 54. Pinning The Queen’s History, run by Historypin and Google, is a global interactive archive project focusing on the Queen’s visits over 60 years as well as Jubilee celebrations. The Duke of Cambridge contributed a memory about his grandmother attending his graduation from Sandhurst in 2006. Contributions are still being accepted at www.thediamondjubilee. org/pinning-queen-s-history 55. All 141 volumes of Queen Victoria’s Journals were made available online, and a new website on Queen Victoria, Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Scrapbook, was launched by Buckingham Palace in April. 56. Major Jubilee exhibitions included Royal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames; The Queen: Art and Image;

The Thames Pageant saw boats frojm around the world on the river

and Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton – A Diamond Jubilee celebration. 57. The Royal Collection organised a series of exhibitions including Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration for the summer opening of Buckingham Palace, featuring an unprecedented display of a number of the Queen’s personal jewels. 58. The Queen has received more than 178,000 letters and messages of goodwill so far this year. 59. The events of the Jubilee weekend were followed by huge numbers of people both in the UK and overseas through regular updates on the British Monarchy website and the official Diamond Jubilee website. In total, the websites attracted more than two million unique visitors and 7.6 million page views. 60. The social media channels of the British monarchy also proved popular. Over the four-day weekend, June 2-5, the total views on the Monarchy Flickr account were more than 1.4 million, while the Royal Channel on YouTube was viewed on 475,000 occasions and the monarchy Facebook page had more than 1.8 million unique views.


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MIKA is a 4 month old spaniel mix puppy. Black and white colour. She will be a small sized dog. Very playful and friendly. ! At the Nicosia Dog Shelter, many more dogs and puppies like this one are looking for forever homes ! To provide a temporary foster home or to adopt contact Elena on 99520511 mon-frid 102pm. *****************************

UPHOLSTERY, RUG, BLINDS + CURTAIN CLEANING Rugs from 20€ - Carpets from 38€ Fabric Suites from 85€ - Leather Suites from 95€ - Mattresses from 25€. Curtains, Roman blinds, Vertical Blinds need to be surveyed. Collection Service available. For a free quotation call Mark on 70006766 All areas ***************************** DO YOU WANT A SHINY LOOKING FLOOR? Full repair & restoration of chipped, scratched, dull and stained, Marble, Terrazzo, Stone & Ceramic tiled floors and surfaces. Professional cleaning, repair & sealing of internal/external ceramic tiles & grout lines. For a free professional consultation & demonstration contact Mark at Premier on 70006766 or 96333961 All areas ***************************** PROFESSIONAL UPHOLSTERY CLEANING, also carpets, rugs and mattresses. Special offers now available. For a quote call Ricky’s Cleaning Services on 99131044 (all areas) rickyscleaningservices@gmail.com ***************************** LOGS FOR SALE olive, carob and eucalyptus. Delivered to your door free 12 euro per 20 kilo bag tel 99682243 or 99588114 By the Tom the log man. ***************************** KEEP YOUR HOME COOLER IN SUMMER AND WARMER IN THE WINTER by having Windowfilm professionaly fitted. Stops up to 86% of heat from entering/leaving your home! Windowfilm increases privacy, blocks harmful uv-rays which cause fading, reduces glare and saves energy costs on air-con/ heating. Call Ian on 99979671 ***************************** SWIFT SERVICE AND REPAIRS air-cons, commercial and domestic fridges and freezers, ice machines, cool rooms, supply and fit air-cons VRV S. Call Nik

Paphos - tel: 26 911383 fax: 26221049

on 99579602 Limassol ***************************** COMPUTER ASSISTANCE. PC repairs &servicing. Fully qualified engineer over 35 years experience. Island wide coverage. Call Bill 99114617. email:bill@ computass.comadmail ***************************** EXPERIENCED PAINTER at very reasonable prices! Decorative coatings, house painting, sprits and graphiato, varnishing, damp proofing and protection from humidity for walls and ceilings. Free estimates! Call Harry on 97768020 ***************************** K.D.FLYSCREENS LTD We manufacture top quality sliding screens, opening doors and roller systems. We also do repairs. For a FREE QUOTE please contact Phone: 99119582 Website: www.kdflyscreens.com ***************************** WE UNDERTAKE REFURBISHING of houses or holiday homes, construction of pergolas, undertaking of plumbing, house painting, garden work. For information call JIMMYS: 96587137, MELIS: 96547879 *****************************

FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS ***************************** SHOP FITTINGS AND STOCK FOR SALE Greeting and Gifts the card shop in Kissonerga is closing down and has all shop fixtures and fittings for sale including remaining stock. Can deliver. Tel 99850276 ***************************** CLOTHES STOCKS AND SHOP FITTINGS FOR SALE. Excellent women’s brands for sale including Italian, Spanish and French clothes and shoes. Also women’s dummies and modern wall fittings (clothes rails.) Selling at very low prices for clearance. Tel: 99-168943

FOR SALE BUSINESS/ PROPERTY/LAND 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 LimassolLarnaca, 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 re-

Larnaca - tel: 24 652243 fax: 24 659982

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

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Advertiser FOR SALE B.P./LAND duced to € 360.000 tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre.com/listinglim-0170 RESIDENTIAL PIECE OF LAND of 985sqm in the village of Pareklisia. Partial sea views, near to electricity and water supplies. €135.000 D.C. (Cyprus) Real Estate Tel: 99 330 908 FOR SALE PLOT IN THE CENTRE 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/listingpaf-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

FOR SALE B.P./LAND to New Limassol Hospital with direct access to Limassol – Paphos Highway. Water supply, electricity and telephones are readily available. Suitable for immediate development. Ideal for various health facilities and resorts, holiday centres, commercial and shopping centres, entertainment enterprises etc. Information: Tel. 22 674338, 99621554 FOR SALE LAND in Anthoupoli (half plot) 288 sq.metres. for information 99621554. ***************************** LAND FOR SALE: Drousia: 251m2, BD90%, €50.000; Drymou: 1143m2, BD10% €70.000; Innia: 335m2, BD90% €80.000 (stone house); Lasa: 3679m2 BD90% €300.000; Lasa: 2342m2 BD10% €80.000; Letympou: 669m2 BD10% €85.000; Armou: 4000m2, BD10%, €350.000 (with building permit); Marathounta: 7693m2, BD10%, €150.000; Pegeia: 1942m2, BD10%, €300.000; Stroumpi: 846m2, BD90%, €150.000. 99632096/99588110 WWW.CYLANDIA.EU

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.

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FOR SALE MOTOR VEHICLES HARLEY DAVIDSON 1200XL Custom, as new condition, only 8,500 K, has many extras including pillion seat, luggage rack, saddle bags, electronic fuel gauge, and many more. All taxes paid. priced to sell €5,500.00. Tel 99 009104 *****************************

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135sqm, quiet family owned building recently painted. c/h, a/c, storage room. Stainless steel appliances, washing machine. Sky satellite tv. €650/ month Call 99 330 908. ***************************** ROOM FOR RENT suitable for student or single person / either male or female the address is: 71 Arsinois Str, Strovolos, flat 301. Near Kennedy Ave, Terra Santa School, Phillips Collage. The place is quiet and clean. We prefer European students or European citizen. Contact 99961282

***************************** 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 – €600/month. Call: Thanos - 99543533 ***************************** FOR RENT studio Nikis Ave. 430, Ag. Andreas 295, 1 bdrm Platy 480 furnished, Kennedy Ave.

furnished 440, 2 bdrm Lykavito furnished 575, Nikis Ave. furnished 500, Acropolis brand new furnished 550, Ag. Dometios ground floor with garden 600, 3 bdrm Ag. Omologites house ideal for cultural centre/ spa 850, Strovolos 600, 4 bdrm Acropolis ground floor 800, Dasoupolis new independent house 1200. 21 PROPERTY FINDER LTD. A.M. 627, A.A. 108/E 99474839, 99646822 *****************************

FOR RENT 3 B/R apartment fully furnished close to Central Bank. 3 W.C., fully air-conditioned extra storeroom, owned covered parking. Excellent condition. Information: Tel. 99621554 FOR SALE 1997 JAGUAR XJ6 Only 60,000km! Classic model English racing green Automatic, A/C, ABS, Cruise control White leather interior, CD. Fully serviced Must be seen. If you ever dreamed of owning the world’s most beautiful car at a bargain price now you can. Just €7,997 Call 22663400 2pm-4pm *****************************

PROPERTY TO LET NICOSIA FOR RENT 3 bedroom flat completely renovated in Strovolos.

JUST RENOVATED 3 bedroom house for rent in Aglandjia. 2 wc’s. Large back yard including an independent extra room with wc and kitchen. Not attached. Contact 99032795

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WHOLE FLOOR OFFICE FOR RENT in Ayios Andreas, Nicosia, 240 m2, 8 offices plus conference room, reception area, kitchen and WC, structured cabling, hot and cold aircon, 1800 euros pcm, tel. 99 895649 ***************************** TO LET Lykavitos, off Kallipoleos, 2-Bedr. 3rd floor corner flat. bright, 2 balconies, large, open plan lounge, kitchen with fitted oven-Hobs, AC hot/cold, solar heater, storeroom, parking.Tel: 97-694336, 99-692316. ***************************** FOR RENT – three-bedroom flat in Lykavitos, Nicosia. Open plan fully-equipped kitchen and living area, two bathrooms, air conditioning and central heating. Big veranda. Near the town centre and University of Cyprus. Contact 99-721911 / 99-454141 ***************************** 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. ***************************** LUXURY HOUSES: 1. 5 bedrs detached house, 550sq.m, built in 2 big plots of land, big garden with grass, big swimming pool with extra fence for children and big covered patio with bbq area, big reception areas with marble floor, fire place and bar, big kitchen with all electrical appliances and sitting room with fire place, maid’s room, floor heating, full a/c, blinds on the windows, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower, big bathroom for the other 3 bedrooms and extra shower in the 5th bedroom - Strovolos €2500 (H5ST10001-R), (photos in the website). 2. 3 bedr + office space luxury ground floor house with central heating independent, full a/c, 3wc, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen fully equipped with family room, big covered veranda, garden with grass, FULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED, covered parking in a quiet area

TO LET NICOSIA opposite Apoel training field. Available also if needed 1 bedr apartment in the basement with higher rent - ARCHANGELOS €1200 (H4AR0015-R), (photos in the website). 3. 2 bedr fully renovated semi detached house 120 sq. m, a/c for hot and cold, small yard, FULLY FURNSIHED or not, double glazed windows with aluminum shutters, in a quiet area off Nikis behind Burger King - ACROPOLIS €650 (H2ACS0001-R), (photos in the website). 4. 3 bedr ground floor semi detached house, 170sq.m, central heating, 3 a/c, 2wc, big kitchen with cooker, oven, big front veranda, small yard, in a very quiet neighbourhood near Areteion hospital and Alpha Mega supermaket. Available end of September - Dasoupoli €650 (H3DAS0007-R), (photos in the website). 5. 4 bedr new luxury detached house, separate maid’s room, central heating, full Ac, 260sq.m, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, blinds on all the windows, 4wc, 2 showers, 1 bathroom, 2 covered parking, big garden with grass in a quiet neighbourhood in a dead end near French Ambassador house - Strovolos €1400 (H4ST10045-R), (photos in the website). 6. 3 bedr+big attic room with shower and wc luxury new house,210sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 4wc, blinds on all windows, cooker and oven in the kitchen, small garden, covered parking near Alpha Mega

TO LET NICOSIA 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. 4 bedr luxury detached house + big separate maid’s room, central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining area, big separate family room with fire place, big kitchen with breakfast area, 4wc, parquet floor all the house, mature garden on the front and back of the house, 3 covered parking, in a quiet area - PARISSINOS €2300 (H4PA20006-R), (photos in the website). 9. 3 bedr upstairs and 2 separate bedroom in the basement luxury detached house(all the bedrooms with en suite bathrooms/ shower), also separate kitchen and sitting room in the basement which has also separate entrance from the house, central heating, full a/c, solid parquet floor all the house, big sitting and dining room with fire place, big fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area and family room, big overfloor, swimming pool with covered patio area with fully equipped bar(bbq, fridge, freezer, cooker),mature garden

TO LET NICOSIA around the house,2 parking places, alarm system near the Cyprus Conference CentrePLATY 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 €900 (H4ST10043-R), (photos in the website). 11. 4 bedr luxury semi detached house with good size garden with grass, big covered patio with bbq area, central heating, a/c units, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, 2 covered parking, FULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED, in a quiet area in a dead end close to all amenities and schools. ANTHOUPOLIS €1300 (H4ANT0002-R), (photos in the website). 12. 2 bedr + attic room luxury house with central heating, full expensive air conditions Daikin, blinds, cooker and oven in the kitchen, in a quiet area near Sampson farm - STROVOLOS €700 (H3ST10013-R), (photos in 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

TO LET NICOSIA €1300 (H4STI0043-R), (photos in the website). 14. 4 bedr luxury detached house + separate maid’s room and playroom in the basement, 2 closed covered parking, central heating, full a/c, big swimming pool and patio around the pool, garden, big sitting and dining room, separate TV room next to the kitchen, office space, big kitchen with cooker, oven and dishwasher in a quiet area near the football stadium - MAKEDONITISSA €2000 (H4MAK0031-R), (photos in the website). 15. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, all the bedrooms very big and all with big bathroom/ shower, sitting room upstairs, attic room with shower and wc, office space/maid’ s room with shower and wc, central heating, full AC,450sq.m, big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with sitting area and fitted cooker and oven,6 wc, 2 covered parking’s, big yard with tiles and garden with grass, bbq area in a very quiet neighbourhood near the CYBC ( RIK) station and near a neighbourhood park – Aglantzia €2000(H4AGZ0005-R), (photos in the website). 16. 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


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA quiet neighbourhood close to Alpha Mega supermarket Engomi - €3000 (H4PA20005-R), (photos on the website). For many more properties with photos visit our website at www.landtouristestates.com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225/96422225/96422226, www.landtouristestates.com **************************** LUXURY FLATS: 1. 3 bedr furnished apartment, 140sq.m, near Cyprus Hilton, kitchen, bathroom and extra guests toilet, large sitting room, opposite a small park, recently renovated independent oil central heating, air conditions, solar heater, covered parking – Acropolis €630 (A3ACS0040-R), (photos in the website). 2. 2 bedr luxury apartment, 3 a/c for hot and cold, covered veranda, NICELY FURNISHED, covered parking on a small building 200 METRES from Akropolis Park. Price includes common expenses – Dasoupolis €620 (A2DAS0027-R), (photos in the 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

TO LET NICOSIA in the website). 4. 2 bedr spacious luxury finished apartment in a small modern building with electrical floor heating independent, full a/c, 2wc, big bedrooms, big sitting and dining room, FULLY NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, big covered veranda, covered parking and storage room, off Kennedy avenue in a quiet area – ACROPOLIS €800 (A2ACS0030-R), (photos in the website).

TO LET NICOSIA the website). 8. 1 BEDR fully renovated apartment, FULLY NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, a/c for hot and cold, in a quiet area near Agios antonios market. - LYKAVITOS €450 (A1LYK0020-R), (photos in the website).

5. 2 bedrs big luxury flat, 110sq. m+big covered veranda, CH ind, 3 a/c, cooker, oven in the kitchen, roller blinds, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, parquet and granite floor, big bedrooms, big sitting and dining room, covered parking, intercom, on a small building with 6 flats only near Coca Cola factory 2 km from McDonalds in Egomi – Agios Dometios €550 (A2ADO0013-R), (photos in the website).

9. 3 bedr luxury spacious floor apartment on the 4th floor of award winning building,200sq. m+big covered veranda, central heating independent, full built in air conditions, lighting fixtures, curtains and blinds on all windows, big spacious living room with fire place, big kitchen with double cooker, oven and microwave and breakfast area, double glazed windows, all the bedrooms with en suite shower/bath, big satellite dish with sky decoder,2 covered parking and storage room, close to American embassy and other amenities – ENGOMI €1600 (A3ENG0025-R), (photos in the website).

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 neighborhood off Kantaras street. - STROVOLOS €400 (A1ST10009-R), (photos in the website).

10. 3 bedr ground floor apartment, 200 sq. m, 2wc, big sitting room with fire place, solid parquet floor, a/c for hot and cold in all the rooms, covered parking, near Eleon swimming pool - ENGOMI - €800 (A3ENG0020-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

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,

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parquet laminate floor all the flat, covered parking, storage room, in a very quiet neighborhood in a dead end street, off Athalasas Avenue behind Stephanis near English School €800 (A3ST10030-R), (photos in the website). 12. 4 bedr new luxury finished apartment, 160sq.m+35sq.m covered veranda, big sitting and dining room, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, Daikin air-conditions for hot and cold in all the rooms, 2 bedrs with en suite shower/wc, 4wc, 2 covered parking, in a small modern building off Makarios Avenue in a quiet neighbourhood – Nicosia Centre €1400 (A4NIC0001-R), (photos in the website). 13. New luxury 2 bedr apartment, open plan kitchen, 3 a/c for hot and cold, blinds on all the windows, nicely expensive full furnished with real leather sofas, double bed, big dining table, LCD 32”, satellite dish with receiver, internet, very big bedrooms with big and many wardrobes, covered parking and storage room, in a quiet area near BMH – Aglantzia €570 (A2AGZ0001-R), (photos in the website). 14. 3 bedr luxury spacious fully renovated apartment with separate central heating, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, 3 wc, parquet floor all the flat, big sitting and dining areas with fire place, big covered veranda, covered parking, blinds, cooker and oven in the kitchen, covered parking, on a small 2 storey

building, walking distance to the centre – Lykavitos €1000 (A3LYK0009-R), (photos in the 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 €580 (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. ****************************

LIMASSOL ***************************** 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

TO LET LIMASSOL RENT on busy shopping street in Limassol 170sqm, raised flooring, ready to be occupied. Price €3000/month tel. 99 330 908 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 **************************** 2 BEDROOM MAISONETTE, LIMASSOL (Le Meridien area), semi-detached, F/F, hot/cold A/C, wi-fi internet, fly screens, shutters, private garden, parking, communal pool, tennis, quiet area, 4min to beach, #30 bus stop. € 800 p/m. For photos www.acasalimassol.iowners.net, or call 99 385314. FOR RENT 3 bedroom detached upper house at Apostolos Andreas (Haraki) area, in Limassol. Rent €500. Tel 99497576, 99924444, 99886775 **************************** 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 LARNACA LARNACA **************************** VERY LONG TERM RENT 160 sq m on ground floor. Very clean spacious open plan living. Perfect for expat or retired couple looking for a quiet life in peaceful area. Only one minute walk to Orphanides, Marks and Spencer and St Raphael Clinic. Own courtyard. Small dog welcome. Sky satellite link. Also suitable for office space. Only English speaking on 99890128 FOR RENT: 2 bedroom apartment. Quiet block in Drosia, Larnaca. Fully furnished with new furniture. Freshly painted. Heating/ cooling. Big verandas. Includes parking. Reasonable price, will rent fast! Call 97774512. ***************************** FOR RENT 2 bed, 2 bath, new built apartment, in a quiet scenic location In Alethriko, Larnaca 5 min. to Larnaka, 5 min. to the beach Fully furnished, A/C, communal pool, under covered parking, Long term rent, €350.00 per month For more info pls call 99639378 ***************************** PROTEA APTS LARNACA Residential and holiday apts for rent monthly or weekly Larnaca – Dhekelia road, close to Golden Bay Hotel 1 & 2 bedroom apts, furnished and with low rent with swimming pool, 2 minutes walking distance from the beach, with a new pedestrian crossing in front of the building. Contact us on 99672466, 99404522, and 99078590

TO LET LARNACA ***************************** LARNACA FLAT FOR RENT: Fully-furnished spacious 2-bedroom first floor flat in central location near Metro supermarket, A/C, private parking, intercom system, en-suite bathroom, small block. Phone: 99354789 ***************************** FULLY FURNISHED one bedroom flat near Larco hotel Larnaca. Price €370. Tel: 99202543 ***************************** 1. K.S.L LETTINGS – APARTMENT FOR RENT Fully Furnished 1st floor 2 bedroom apartment. High quality furnishings throughout. 400 Euros per calendar month. Pyla. Quote TLL1088. Tel. (00357) 24815104 2. K.S.L LETTINGS – Properties Required for waiting Long Term Tenants. We desperately require 2/3 & 4 bedroom villa’s with private swimming pools for waiting tenants in the Larnaca District. Please call us for a free valuation. Tel.(00357) 24815104 3. K.S.L LETTINGS – LARGEST RANGE OF PROPERTIES. OVER 200 RENTAL PROPERTIES IN THE LARNACA DISTRICT AT THE MOST COMPETITIVE RATES! FLEXIBLE CONTRACTS AVAILABLE. Tel. (00357) 24815104 4. www.KSLlettings.com – Villa For Rent Simply Stunning ! Fully furnished 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom Villa with a good sized rear garden & private pool, located in the village of Oroklini. Call for further infor-

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PAPHOS ***************************** FOR RENT ground floor house in Tremithousa Paphos. Call 99424559 UNIVERSAL AREA For Rent: Short Winter let. 3-6 Months Luxury 2 B/Room en suite Apt, f/f including 2 bathrooms, SKY TV, Ftv card, Nilesat TV, Wi-Fi Internet, Air Con, BBQ area, Com Pool, large patio, ground floor. Located on a small complex in a quiet location Universal Area 15 Mins walk to Harbour. Rent 375 Euros (incl of Com charges) Mob: 99129750 email: fish.10@ live.co.uk ***************************** CORAL BAY, 6 and 4 bedroom villas for rent, private villas with swimming pools, air – conditioned throughout, furnished or unfurnished, sea views, special price /tel: 99565256 – no agents ***************************** A DELIGHTFUL AND SPACIOUS

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2 bedroom apartment, F/F, top floor, new, located at a peaceful location just 500 from St. George hotel in Choraka, with breathtaking sea views. With walking distance to amenities, part of a beautiful building with swimming pool, list and other amenities. Only €400pm Other apts also available.Call 99403261, 26934650 ***************************** EMBA-Traditional Detached 3 bedroom, F/F, very spacious property, large garden with a variety of fruit trees, fabulous kitchen, €450 TREMITHOUSA-Large Well Presented, U/,F 2 Bedroom Modern, Townhouse ,Enclosed rear garden, €350. TREMITHOUSA-Beautiful 3 Bedroom Detached Property, U/F, Master En- Suite, Balcony Driveway, Gardens, €600. TREMITHOUSA- 2 Bedroom, Traditional Village Bungalow, Very Large Court yard , Parking. €280 FULLY FURNISHED PROPERTIES WANTED MORE PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 99862922 ***************************** 1. 1 bedroom, fully furnished apartment in Peyia in a small complex in a very quiet area, air condition throughout, spectacular sea and mountain views and communal pool, pets allowed Price: €270 o.n.o 2. 2 bedroom, fully furnished apartment in Peyia in a small complex in a very quiet area, 1 bathroom, air condition throughout, spectacular sea and mountain views and communal pool, close to all amenities, pets allowed Price: €320 o.n.o 3. 2 bedroom, fully furnished apartment in Peyia in a small complex, quiet area, 1 W/C downstairs, 1 bathroom , air condition throughout ,communal pool, balcony, lovely sea and mountain views, close to all amenities, satellite dish, pets allowed, Price: €370 o.n.o 4. 4 bedroom fully furnished detached Villa in Peyia in small complex, private swimming pool , BBQ area and small garden, 1 en-suite bathroom in master bedroom, downstairs bedroom and bathroom, air condition throughout, 2 balco-

nies, very spacious rooms, with additional storage space, lovely sea and mountain views, close to all amenities, satellite dish, pets allowed. Price : €750 o.n.o ALL THE ABOVE PROPERTIES ARE PRIVATELY OWNED PLEASE CALL : 99351008/99563020 ***************************** FLOWRON PROPERTY SERVICES LTD: PROVIDING AN EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE FOR TENANTS AND LANDLORDS: PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR RENT LONG TERM RENTAL. PROPERTIES WANTED: FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT WITH KEY HOLDING AND RENT COLLECTIONS OFFERED 1 Tombs King: 3 bed furnished apartment with com to a comfortable standard, large veranda, near to all local amenities Ref: 1034 Price 350 2 Konia: 3 bedroom unfurnished town house with communal pool in nice residential area, near to all local amenities: Ref: 1027 Price 500 3 Yeroskipou: 2 bed furnished Town house , downstairs wc, kitchen, dining/sitting room, upstairs 2 bedroom, family bathroom: Ref: 1169 Price €350 4 Mesogi: Luxury 4 bed unfurnished villa with large living areas, downstairs bedroom with en suite, 3 bedrooms upstairs, Fire place, Modern villa, residential area. Private pool: fully fenced off: pets welcome Ref: 783 Price 750 5 Secret Valley: Large villa fully furnished in modern style, lovely large gardens, Private pool, quiet residential area, near golf area: Ref: 1171 Price €1000 6 Emba: 4 bedroom villa offered furnished, downstairs bedroom, 3 upstairs, en suite, family bathroom, closed garage, private pool, on its own very private no near by villas: Ref 0003 Price €900 7 Tala: 3 bedroom villa offered part furnished with private pool, stunning sea views, property is a family home, central heating, residential Ref: 988 Price €700 8 Mandria: Bed quality furnished large villa with private pool, off street parking, under floor heating, full AC, residential area: Ref: 1175 Price €1100

OFFICE: 120 MARKARIOS AVENUE, PAPHOS. OFFICE: 26600450 MOBILE: 97614070 many properties available on WEB: www.flowron.com Email info@flowron.com ****************************** LONG TERM RENTALS 1. CHLORAKAS 1 bed ground floor furnished apartment with central heating, communal pool and parking, sky TV. €350 pcm including all bills Call 96 545 174 for more info and to arrange a viewing. 2. KISSONERGA 2 bed town house, small garden, off street parking, close to bus and shops. NO POOL €350 pcm Call 96 545 174 for more info and to arrange a viewing 3. SEA FRONT 2 bed apartment with massive balcony, fully furnished, parking. a/c, comm. pool, on site facilities, walking distance to amenities. €435 pcm Call 96 545 174 for more info and to arrange a viewing 4. PAPHOS 2 bed 2 bathroom house, a/c, ceiling fans, fly screens, storage, satellite TV, private parking, swimming pool, From €390 pcm Call 96 545 174 for more info and to arrange a viewing. THIS IS JUST A SMALL SELCTION OF PROPERTIES THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE AND MANY MORE PLEASE CALL EITHER 96 545 174 OR E-MAIL ON ENQUIRIES@ CYPRUSPROPERTYSOLUTIONS.COM LANDLORDS; WE NEED YOUR PROPERTIES NOW. PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT. ****************************** PROPERTY RENTALS From 250 Euros per month. Villas and apartments available. Also wanted for waiting clients. www.johnalice-properties.com johnalicecy@gmail.com Tel: 00357 99984681 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 ****************************

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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS PEYIA – 3 bedroom villa with modern quality furniture and finishes. Central heating, sky, alarm, infinity pool and stunnning sea and mountain views €700 per month, call : 99389426 **************************** BRAND NEW APT, opposite Poseidonio Gym, near Carrefour, F/F, a/c, great quality, 1 bdrm, from €340p.m.Tel 99403261 **************************** MR RENT PAPHOS, THE LEADING PROPERTY RENTAL AGENCY IN PAPHOS OFFICE: 26271858 (00357) IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY TO RENT WE ARE THE RENTAL AGENCY TO CONTACT OFFERING FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENT COLLECTION SERVICE 1. KONIA €500 beautifully designed 3 bedroom spacious townhouse, master with ensuite plus guest wc. Finished to a high standard with modern fitted kitchen & bathrooms. Available unfurnished though includes security alarm system, flyscreens, storage area & blinds. Stunning pool area shared only with 3 other homes. website reference number: RTL_585 2. SEA CAVES €550 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

TO LET PAPHOS and shaded areas. Available unfurnished or part furnished. Pets allowed at owners discretion. Website reference number: RTL_482 3. UNIVERSAL AREA €550situated in a central location close to many amenities this large semi detached house offering 3 bedrooms plus 3.5 bathrooms. Enclosed garden with private pool. Separate utility room/storage room. Large verandas. Solar panels & sky satellite. Available furnished or unfurnished. website reference number: Rtl_425 4. TALA €625 unfurnished modern 3 bedroom detached villa offering total privacy & breathtaking sea views. Includes under floor heating plus real fire. Master with ensuite. Storage room. Shutters & flyscreens. Covered veranda, garden with mature plants, private pool offering sea views. Off street parking. A beautiful home. website reference number: RTL_530 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 €750 spacious modern detached villa situated

TO LET PAPHOS in lower Chloraka opposite orange groves, offering stunning sea views. 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite. Guest wc. Tastefully decorated and furnished with modern furniture. Real fireplace for those winter months. Private gated drive. Surrounding the property is a large landscaped garden with private pool. website reference number: RTL_326 7. KATO PAPHOS €800 large 4 bedroom detached villa situated in the sought after residential area of Limnaria. Walking distance to the beach and the many amenities of Kato Paphos. Spacious living accommodation offering an enclosed garden with c/pool. Fully furnished with modern furniture & solar panels. website reference number: RTL_442 8. TSADA €2000 fantastic 4 bedroom 4 bathroom villa offering breathtaking sea & mountain views from every aspect. Spacious living areas with central heating and real fireplace. Covered veranda leading to private pool with Jacuzzi and large stone built bbq area. Separate storage rooms, utility room & garage. Available fully furnished or unfurnished. Offers considered. website reference number: RTL_639 Tel: 97790883 office: 26271858 visit our website for many more properties www.mrrentpaphos.net email: info@mrrent-paphos.net ***************************** RENTAL POINT - PAPHOS

TO LET PAPHOS PROPERTIES AVAILABLE TO RENT IN THE PAPHOS DISTRICT. JUST A SMALL SAMPLE OF AVAILABLE PROPERTIES. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL. CALL 97648440 FOR MORE INFORMATION. LANDLORDS CALL IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT.!!! 1. MESA CHORIO – 2 bed 2 bath fully furnished ground floor

TO LET PAPHOS 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

TO LET PAPHOS Euros 400.00 a month. 2 MESOGI 3 bed 3 bath furnished apartment in handy location close to the shopping areas. Large open plan living area and dining area.. Fully fitted dining/ kitchen with appliances . Guest WC. Utilty room. 3 double bedrooms one with en-suite. Family bathroom. Balcony & and parking. Euros 500.00 a month. Suit non-drivers!


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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS 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.

TO LET PAPHOS 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 APARTMENTS/TOWNHOUSES AND VILLA PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL LANDLORDS/OWNERS PLEASE CALL PLEASE CALL 97648440 or email:- inforentals@aol.com ****************************** REFURBISHED stone-built village house located in Kili Paphos. Consists of 3 large rooms 1 small. Traditional wood burnt fireplace, fully tiled secluded yard and garage. Tel: 99210610. ******************************

ATHENS ****************************** TO LET Ambelokipi, off Kifisias Ave. Penthouse, one bedr. flat, renovated, large fitted kitchen, balcony 10 sq.m. Very close to Panormou metro, buses, trolleys to centre, all shops nearby. Rent: €350. Tel: 97-694336, 22428200. ******************************

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 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.

FOR SALE 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

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.

BARGAIN PRICE DETACHED HOME FOR QUICK SALE with title deeds. Located on a quiet cul de sac in Germasoyia within a short 2 minute drive to the beach and tourist area. 3 bed-

PROPERTY FOR SALE LIMASSOL

FOR SALE NICOSIA room. 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 quiet area. Building recently plastered and painted. €850,000. Negotiable Call: 99 330 908 ****************************** HOUSE FOR SALE/RENT new independent 4 bedrooms house located in Kaithea (Latsia) area in Nicosia. The house is build on a plot of 299 sq m, with covered area 147 sq m. Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Provision for central heating and a/c. Price for sale: €265.000 incl VAT. Price for rent: €900 monthly. For further information or to arrange a viewing please contact 99844789 ****************************** 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.

FOR SALE LARNACA LARNACA ARADIPPOU, Larnaca Magnificient Villa fully furnished reduced by thousands to €280,000. 3 - 4 bedrooms, lounge (marble floors), dining/sitting, utility, kitchen, ensuite, bathroom. Many extras. Walk in condition e-mail: weetotie@cytanet.com. cy or phone 97851329 *****************************

PAPHOS 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, excellent 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

FOR SALE PAPHOS

FOR SALE PAPHOS

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.

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.

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 villa with master bedroom en-suite, enclosed gardens, private pool next to Secret Valley Golf Course and set in a quiet cul-desac. This beautiful villa comes furnished with high quality furnishings and a covered area of 154sq. mtrs. Set on a plot of 408sq. mtrs. Very reasonably priced at €370,000. 7. LOWER PEGIA- 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom detached villa with totally enclosed gardens, workshop and storage units. Master

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 ***************************** KISSONERGA – PAPHOS, 3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale in quiet edge of village, near all facilities shops etc, 2 bath, a/c, fly screens, fans, 6 mins from the beach, title deeds, €115.000 o.n.o tel: 26 950923/ 99987694 ***************************** 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, 500m from Nissi Beach €49.000. Tel. 99621914.

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

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION On September 10th, 2012 in accordance with Section 14.81.1 C of the Liberian Business Corporation Act Hinchinbrook Shipping Company (“Company”) with registration number C-113093 doing business at 9 Marikas Kotopouli Street, 3030 Limassol the shareholders have agreed to dissolve the Company. 1. All claims against the assets of the Company must be made in writing and include the claim amount, basis and origination date. 2. The deadline for submitting claims is 11th April 2013 3. Any claims that are not received by the company prior to the date set forth above will not be recognized. 5. All claims and payments must be sent to P. O Box 53766, 3317 Limassol, Cyprus Dated: September 10th, 2012 Camilla Strømstad Liquidation board.

U SEFUL PHONE NUMBERS POLICE DIVISION HQ

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

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

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

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


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Advertiser FOR PAPHIAKOS ANIMAL WELFARE SOS HELPLINE, 24 HOUR MEDICAL EMERGENCY SERVICE - CALL 99655581 CONTACT DETAILS FOR PAPHIAKOS. Paphiakos & C.C.P. Animal Welfare Education/Information Centre, No. 12 Dedalos Building, 8049 Kato Paphos PO Box 61272 8132 Kato Paphos Web. www.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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07.00 I Plateia (rpt) 08.00 FILM: Roman Holiday A princess slips away during an official visit to Rome and falls in love with an American newspaper reporter. Oscarwinning romantic comedy, with Audrey Hepburn. 1953. 10.00 Kali Sas Mera Best Of Highlights of local variety show, featuring entertainment options, cookery tips and more. 13.00 Edoxe Ti Vouli Kai To Dimo 14.00 News 14.30 Me Kali Parea Weekend show presented by Vivian Kanari, a mix of news, information and live music. 16.30 Greek FILM: O Anthropos Roloi Comedy. 1972. 18.00 News 18.15 Tete A Tete Tasos Tryfonos interviews Greek celebrities from the world of showbiz. 19.15 Local Sketch 20.00 News 21.30 Savvato Ki Apovrado (rpt) Variety show, with well-known guests pretending to have a good time for the benefit of You At Home. 23.30 News 23.45 The Last Remaining Seats Local documentary looking at the golden age of cinema in Cyprus and its role in Cypriot society. 00.30 Repeats

07.00 NRG Zone 08.00 Kids’ TV 11.55 The Suite Life On Deck Disney kids’ show, dubbed in Greek. 12.20 Wizards Of Waverly Place More Disney dubbed fare. 12.45 More Kids’ TV 16.40 FILM: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever When a psychiatrist begins talking to a young woman, he realises that she can recall a past life while under hypnosis. Fantasy drama, starring Barbra Streisand. 1970. 18.50 News In English 19.00 News In Turkish 19.10 NRG Zone Weekend 21.00 Doctor Who Fifth season. The latest incarnation of the time-travelling adventures, following the exploits of the Doctor, aided by his trusty sidekick. ‘The Big Bang’. The fate of the universe rests with one little girl. Finale to Steven Moffat’s first run as lead writer, starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. 22.00 FILM: The Godfather: Part III Concluding part of the acclaimed trilogy, starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and Joe Mantegna. 1990. See Film Picks. 01.00 Repeats

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 Akros Oikogeneiakon (rpt) 12.00 Ta Koritsia Tou Baba (rpt) 13.40 Oikonomahies (rpt) 14.20 To Pio Glyko Mou Psema (rpt) 16.00 Niose Me (rpt) With News at 18.00. 18.30 Vals Me 12 Theous (rpt) 20.15 News 21.10 Wipeout USA American version of the game show, in which 20 contestants take on an extreme obstacle course for the chance of winning a cash prize. 22.00 Ekeini To Kalokairi (rpt) 23.55 News 00.00 Sports News 00.10 FILM: The Gingerbread Man A lawyer is shocked to learn of his girlfriend’s traumatic upbringing and vows to see her abusive father brought to justice. Legal thriller, with Kenneth Branagh. 1998. 01.30 Dancing On Ice (rpt) 03.20 News 04.10 Real Housewives (rpt) 05.00 7 Zoes (rpt)

07.30 Yia Sena (rpt) 09.15 Kids’ TV 10.05 Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes 10.45 Mpoukia kai Sychorio (rpt) 11.40 Baba Min Treheis (rpt) 12.30 Kati Trehei Me Tous Dipla (rpt) 13.10 Dansing For You (rpt) 16.30 Chuck 17.20 Epta Thanasimes Petheres (rpt) With News at 18.20. 19.20 Greek Series TBA (rpt) 20.20 News 21.05 FILM: Jerry Maguire An idealistic sports agent is shunned by his bosses and is forced to set up on his own. Romantic comedy drama, starring Tom Cruise and Renée Zellweger. 1996. 23.30 FILM: Secret Window A writer is accused of plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for “justice.” Thriller, starring Johnny Depp. 2004. With News at 00.00. 01.00 Rescue Me 02.00 FILM: Buried Alive A college prank at an abandoned house accidentally awakens a frightening spirit. Horror, starring Terence Jay. 2007. 04.00 Casa Di Macaroni (rpt) 04.30 Richter Music (rpt) 05.00 O Ios Tou Patera (rpt) 05.40 Paralliloi Dromoi (rpt)

06.30 Oi Takkoi (rpt) 07.30 Zoi Podilato (rpt) 08.30 Barbie And The Diamond Castle Animated adventure, dubbed in Greek. 10.00 Mes Srin Kali Hara 14.00 Aspra Balonia (rpt) 16.30 7 Ouranoi Kai Sinnefa Alites (rpt) 17.45 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. With News at 18.00. 18.40 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 Ti Tha Fame Simera Mama (rpt) 20.15 News 21.20 FILM: Rain Man Oscar-winning drama, starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman. 1988. See Film Picks. 23.45 News 23.50 24 Ground-breaking real-time drama series, starring Kiefer Sutherland as a government agent out to stop terrorists wreaking havoc across America. 00.10 News 00.40 Mes Stin Kali Hara (rpt) 04.00 Magazino (rpt)

07.50 Kids’ TV 12.05 LTV Sports News (rpt) 13.00 Star News 13.40 Gossip Girl Second season. ‘The Serena Also Rises’. Dan starts hanging out with Chuck, but he quickly learns that the dark side has its risks and Lily learns a secret her new husband Bart has been keeping from her. 15.40 One Tree Hill Second season. ‘The Trick Is to Keep Breathing’. Lucas escorts Anna to the annual Tree Hill formal ball. Nathan is annoyed when Haley arrives late, and Peyton struggles with her compulsion with drugs. 15.15 Fotis - Maria Live Best Of 16.30 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of 17.30 Mila (rpt) 19.00 Exelixeis Sti Showbiz 19.20 FILM: Doc Hollywood An arrogant plastic surgeon’s outlook on life radically changes when he is stranded in rural South Carolina on the way to Hollywood. Comedy, with Michael J Fox . 1991. 21.00 Roda Tsanta Kai Kopana 3 Greek Comedy. 22.30 Exelixeis Sti Showbiz 23.15 Diet Please 00.00 LTV Sports News 00.50 Star News 02.00 Repeats

07.00 Kids’ TV 11.00 Telemarketing 13.15 Greek FILM: Yiati Me Egateleipses 14.40 Mila Mou Prasina 14.55 Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days 16.30 FILM: Blonde and Blonder Dim-witted bimbos get mistaken for international assassins. Comedy, starring Pamela Anderson and Denise Richards. 2007. 17.25 Remington Steele With News at 18.30. 19.15 News 20.05 Acapulco HEAT 21.00 FILM: The Diamond Of Jeru A scheming war veteran searching for a cache of diamonds in Borneo is hired as a guide by a naive couple seeking the perfect stone for a wedding ring. Drama, starring Billy Zane. 2001. 22.45 FILM: Crash And Burn An FBI agent works under cover to infiltrate a group of car thieves. Action thriller, starring Erik Palladino. 2008. 00.20 FILM: False Pretences A woman rebuilds her life after the suicide of her husband - but a shady figure from her past soon returns to bring back painful memories. Thriller, starring Peta Wilson. 2004. 02.00 FILM: A Bronx Tale Crime drama, directed by and starring Robert De Niro. 1993.

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

Radio Napa (106.3 FM)

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

98.5 Rock FM

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

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 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 SetDj 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 The Uninvited (LTV, 23.00) There’s a substantial twist in The Uninvited, a pretty fair and reasonably scary remake of South Korean director Kim Jee-Woon’s thriller A Tale of Two Sisters. The twist was there in the stylish original, which I watched after the Englishlanguage re-do. If one of my film critic colleagues hadn’t guessed the twist out loud, and correctly, I might very well have been taken in by it. But you know? I’ll never know. The Guard Brothers directed The Uninvited. They are Thomas and Charles, and they are British, and while much of their work here stays in strict stylistic line with the 2003 original, they supply jolts efficiently. Any idiot can frighten an audience with a “boo!” moment—the heroine turning suddenly, only to be startled by some innocent character, for example. Almost any idiot can direct a sequence involving the slow approach to a creepy, concealing object, out of which something will spring, or ooze or fly. But the quality of the surprise after the suspense, that’s what separates the hacks from the talent. The Guard Brothers cut fast and rarely steer clear of cliche, but they have a knack. After 10 months in a psychiatric clinic, Anna (Emily Browning) returns to her coastal Maine

home to her sister, Alex (Arielle Kebbel), and an uneasy new parental unit. The girls’ father (David Strathairn) is engaged to the very same caregiver (Elizabeth Banks) who oversaw the girls’ invalid mother in her last days, before a mysterious and fatal fire. Anna attempted suicide after the tragedy. Now, back home, she’s plagued by ghosts or visions or some such, one of which appears to be her late mother, crying out for revenge. It’s like Hamlet, with teenage girls. The script ties the original scenario in a couple of ill-advised knots, and by the final third The Uninvited has turned into a film existing mainly for its long-delayed twist. The actors are strong, however, and Banks in particular shows some skill and wiles in keeping her rascally stepmother stereotype lively. What do I remember about The Uninvited a day after seeing the remake? I remember jumping at the spectre under the kitchen stove. I remember also the alarming number of times we see a character approach a plastic garbage bag, with dread and wonder. These aren’t Glad bags. These are “Aaaaahhhhggggghhhh!” bags. Made in 2009.

By Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune

FILM PICKS

SATELLITE

Rain Man (Sigma, 21.20) Two fi lms from 1988 in prime-time tonight: at one end of the spectrum is Steven Seagal in Above the Law (LTV, 21.00), at the other is Dustin Hoffman who won an Oscar for Best Actor (though some said it should’ve gone to his co-star Tom Cruise). Dusty plays Raymond, who - like Steven Seagal - seems slow-witted but, unlike Steven Seagal, is actually brilliant: Raymond is autistic, but he’s due to inherit a fortune so his con-man halfbrother Charlie (Tom) decides to track him down and abduct him, going on a road trip together while Charlie looks for ways to chisel Raymond out of his inheritance. Haven’t seen the fi lm since it came out, when autism was still little-known, hence the gag where someone thinks that Raymond is ‘artistic’. No idea if it stands up today - Hoffman’s performance seemed like a stunt even then. I guess you can always zap to Seagal kicking ass if Journeys of Redemption bore you. Made in 1988.

The Godfather, Part III (CyBC2, 22.00) Al Pacino stars in the concluding part of Francis Ford Coppola’s acclaimed fi lm trilogy. Twenty years after ordering the murder of his brother, ageing don Michael Corleone is close to fulfi lling his dream of severing his family’s Mafi a ties and gaining legitimacy, but vengeful enemies and the actions of his hot-headed nephew soon fl ing him back into a life of crime. Also starring Andy Garcia - who scooped an Oscar nomination for his performance. Not great, not intense as the fi rst two Godfather fl icks, but defi nitely a lot better than advertised. Many people said this was fi lled with anti-Roman Catholic propaganda. Anyway, Pacino’s acting talents are the main attraction in the lower-key, more cerebral Godfather fi lm. Made in 1990.

The Conspirator (Novacinema1, 22.10) Washington, 1865. A theatre, a man in a tall hat. If you’re American, you probably know what happens next: the assassination of President Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth. If you’re not American, you might not care either way - but in fact this handsome historical drama spins a pretty good yarn, telling of Mary Surratt (Robin Wright) who was arrested soon after the killing, accused of being a co-conspirator. In fact her only crime lies in owning a boarding-house where Booth planned the attack - and in fact, as her young lawyer (James McAvoy) discovers, she’s an innocent woman being used as bait to lure her son out of hiding, the son being the true conspirator. Not an acclaimed fi lm, most critics calling it stodgy and didactic - but still an absorbing story. Made in 2011.

01:35 Lab Rats 02:05 Him & Her 02:35 Orang-Utan Diary 03:00 Doctors 03:30 Live At The Apollo 04:15 Lab Rats 04:45 Him & Her 05:15 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 05:45 Orang-Utan Diary 06:15 The Weakest Link 07:00 Bobinogs 07:10 Gigglebiz 07:25 The Green Balloon Club 07:50 Balamory 08:10 Bobinogs 08:20 Gigglebiz 08:35 The Green Balloon Club 09:00 Little Prairie Dogs 09:10 Poetry Pie 09:15 Robin Hood 10:00 Strictly Come Dancing 11:30 2 Point 4 Children 12:00 Monarch Of The Glen 12:50 The World’s Toughest Driving Tests 13:40 As Time Goes By 14:10 After You’ve Gone 14:40 2 Point 4 Children 15:10 Casualty 16:00 EastEnders 16:30 EastEnders 17:00 EastEnders 17:30 EastEnders 17:55 Monarch Of The Glen 18:45 The Weakest Link 19:30 Robin Hood 20:15 Doctor Who 21:00 Live At The Apollo 21:45 Being Erica 22:30 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 23:15 Jam And Jerusalem 23:45 The Impressions Show With Culshaw & Stephenson 00:15 Steve Coogan - The Inside Story

07:00 How It’s Made 07:25 Rides 08:15 Fifth Gear 09:10 Mega Builders 10:05 Mighty Ships 10:55 River Monsters 14:30 Extreme Engineering 15:25 Man Made Marvels China 16:20 Mega Builders 17:15 How It’s Made 17:45 How Stuff’s Made 18:10 Extreme Explosions 19:05 X-Machines 20:00 How It’s Made 21:00 Dealers 22:00 Auction Kings 23:00 America’s Most Secret 00:00 Surviving The Cut 01:00 Alone In The Wild 01:55 Auction Kings 02:50 America’s Most Secret 03:50 Surviving The Cut 04:50 How It’s Made 05:15 Dealers 06:05 Auction Kings

09:30 FIA World Touring Car Championship: Round In Suzuka, Japan 10:15 Cycling: Tour Of Hangzhou/China 12:00 Tennis: WTA Tournament Moscow 16:00 Car Racing: World Series By Renault Spain 17:00 Snooker: European Tour Belgium 22:30 Figure Skating: ISU Grand Prix-Skate America 01:30 Snooker: European Tour Belgium

09:30 FIA World Touring Car Championship: Round In Suzuka, Japan 10:15 Cycling: Tour Of Hangzhou/China 12:00 Tennis: WTA Tournament Moscow 16:00 Car Racing: World Series By Renault Spain 17:00 Snooker: European Tour Belgium 22:30 Figure Skating: ISU Grand Prix-Skate America 01:30 Snooker: European Tour Belgium

The Conspirator (Novacinema1, 22.10)

07:00 UFO Files 08:00 UFO Hunters 10:00 American Pickers 2 12:00 WWII: Europe’s Secret Army 14:00 Pawn

Stars 16:00 UFO Hunters 18:00 UFO Files 19:00 Storage Wars 2 20:00 Pawn Stars 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 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 Framed (2009) 09:30 Run 11:15 Monsters Vs. Aliens 13:00 Old Dogs 14:30 Action Zone 15:00 The Book Of Eli 17:00 Pre-Game 18:00 A’ Division Cyprus Soccer Championship 2012-13 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Above The Law 23:00 The Uninvited 00:30 Hustler TV 03:00 48 Hrs 04:40 Eva 06:30 LTV Sports News

07:00 Tom & Jerry Kids 07:25 The Looney Tunes Show 07:50 Loonatics Unleashed 08:15 Wonder Pets 08:40 Dora The Explorer 09:05 Ni Hao, KaiLan 09:30 Spongebob Squarepants 09:55 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:20 Fanboy & Chum Chum 10:45 The X’s 11:10 The Mighty B! 11:35 My Life As A Teenage Robot 12:00 Hey Arnold! 12:25 Icarly 13:15 Legion Of Super Heroes 13:40 Batman: The Brave And The Bold 14:05 Barclays Premier League Preview 14:45 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 21:00 Liga Bbva 2012-13 23:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 01:00 Liga Bbva 201213 03:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13

07:15 Trust Me 08:00 Friends 08:30 Big Bang Theory 09:00 According To Jim 09:55 Aliens In America 10:45 Supernatural 11:30 Southland 12:15 Shameless 13:15 Luck 14:10 Strike Back 15:00 Trust Me 15:45 Gossip Girl 00:00 Scoop 01:35 Elegy 03:30 90210

07:00 Black Beauty 08:30 The White Countess 10:45 Seven Minutes In Heaven 12:15 Lost In Space 14:30 Deceived 16:20 Henry’s Crime 18:15 Nobody 20:00 Molly: An American Girl On The Home Front 21:25 Action Zone 22:00 The American 00:05 Daring! TV 04:00 Leaves Of Grass 06:00 Dan In Real Life

07:00 Big, Bigger, Biggest 08:00 Dog Whisperer 10:00 The Ten Plagues Of The Bible 12:00 Alien Deep With Bob Ballard 13:00 Churchill’s German Army 14:00 Caught In The Act 16:00 American Doomsday 17:00 Doomsday Preppers 18:00 Access 360° World Heritage 19:00 Doomsday Preppers 21:00 Taboo 23:00 Wicked Tuna 00:00 Sex

The Back-Up Plan (Novacinema2, 22.00) In The Stone Age 01:00 Taboo 03:00 Wicked Tuna 04:00 Sex In The Stone Age 05:00 Doomsday Preppers

05:00 Extreme Measures 07:00 Encounter With Danger 08:30 The Help 11:00 The Adjustment Bureau 12:50 Jane Eyre 15:00 Ncis X - Phoenix 15:50 The Newsroom - The 112th Congress 17:00 Welcome To The Rileys 18:55 How Do You Know 22:10 The Conspirator 00:25 Nisos 2: To Kynigi Tou Xamenou Thisavrou 02:20 Cine News 02:50 Amnistia 04:15 30 Days Of Night: Dark Days

05:35 Frida 07:40 Cine News 08:15 Bright Star 10:15 Man Of La Mancha 12:25 Cine News 13:00 De-Lovely 15:05 Cover Girl 16:55 Mad On Novacinema 17:35 Captain America: The First Avenger 19:45 Fast Five 22:00 The Back-Up Plan 23:50 Conan The Barbarian 01:45 The Last Temptation Of Christ 04:25 Hide And Seek

05:45 Glory 10:00 Searching For Bobby Fischer 11:50 Limitless 13:40 The Pink Panther 15:40 The Cove 17:15 Rounders 21:00 All Good Things 22:45 Cine News 01:10 Cine News 01:30 Dreams 03:15 Casino Jack

05:20 Christmas Cupid 06:50 Dolly! 09:15 Cine News 10:15 Been Kissed 12:05 Megamind Cine News 14:35 Ceremony

Hello, Never 13:45 16:10

Radio Days 17:45 Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story 19:20 The Joneses 21:00 Pop Corn Robinson Crusoe 22:40 00:15 Girl, Interrupted 02:25 Room In Rome 04:15 The Search For Santa Paws

02:00 NFL Game Day 02:30 MLB: NLCS Game 5 If Necessary TBA at TBA Date and Time Tentative 05:30 NFL Replay 07:00 Programming TBA 09:00 Golf Central International 09:30 Programming TBA 10:00 LPGA Tour: HanaBank Championship Rd. 1 12:00 MLB: NLCS Game 5 If Necessary TBA at TBA Date and Time Tentative 15:00 European Tour: Andalucia Masters Rd. 3 18:15 PRE GAME(Live) 19:00 CHAMPIONSHIP 2012-13: AEP VS ETHNIKOS AXNAS (Live) 21:00 POST GAME (Live) 21:45 Teams TBA 22:30 Teams TBA

07:00 Globe Trekker 21:00 Around Iceland On Inspiration 22:00 Globe Trekker

06:00 Stratton Story, The 07:45 Go West 09:05 Gun Glory 10:35 Home From The Hill 13:00 Wizard Of Oz, The 14:40 All This, and Heaven Too 16:55 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo 19:10 Ziegfeld Follies 21:00 Reckless 22:35 Boys’ Night Out 00:25 Kim 02:15 Catlow 03:55 Manhattan Melodrama 05:30 TCM Presents Under the Influence: Quentin Tarantino


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HOW TO PL AY: 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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1 Said to be in favour of effective prophecy (11) 2 Number on hand (5) 3 Drink article in French newspaper (8) 4 Scandinavian article in the bowl (6) 5 Rebuilt a hut in America (4) 6 Scout leader, one who is intent to run (7)

CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Unsuited; 6 Dirk; 8 Arctic; 9 Urbane; 10 Wellknown; 13 Coma; 14 Sid; 15 Ives; 16 Brazilian; 19 Hoopla; 20 In vain; 21 Hewn; 22 Engender. Down – 2 Nark; 3 Up to; 4 Tickets please; 5 Doubledealing; 6 Debonair; 7 Renowned; 11 Foursome; 12 Marzipan; 17 Ivan; 18 Wife. QUICK: Across – 1 Tendered; 6 Robe; 8 Hairdo; 9 Siskin; 10 Dauntless; 13 Even; 14 Due; 15 Taut; 16 Preserved; 19 Carton; 20 Tomboy; 21 Flue; 22 Hedonist. Down – 2 Exam; 3 Dark; 4 Root-and-branch; 5 Disinterested; 6 Resolute; 7 Blissful; 11 Overhaul; 12 Anisette; 17 Amen; 18 Toss.

Rating EASY

17 1 + 101 + 500 + 99, altogether sour (6) 19 Order in her pigeon (5) 21 Hire another one to succeed (4)

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9 Is he a subscriber? (11) 12 Worn out garment (8) 14 In which direction was it paler around the headland initially? (7)

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1 Had played the violin (7) 7 Play offensively despite a bout of illness (6) 8 Administration of new diet (7) 10 Virile fellow from the mansion (2-3) 11 Very large lady Teresa ain’t upset inside (8) 13 Woolly mother? (3) 14 Have a walk in the wet (4) 15 A very incomplete state (4) 16 Note from the French hospital (3) 18 One who drives furiously when the tar melts (8) 20 Nick cannot change inside (5) 22 Downtrodden sort of shoe-cleaner (7) 23 Like stars in the zodiac (6) 24 One providing food, Tom is doubly hesitant (7)

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1 Thumbed a lift (7) 7 Spread out (6) 8 Edible root (7) 10 Connection (3-2) 11 Petty irritation (8) 13 Snowshoe (3) 14 Sailor (4) 15 Apportion (4) 16 Threaded fastener (3) 18 Lovable (8) 20 Group of S Pacific islands (5) 22 Stimulate (7) 23 Harmony (6) 24 Largely (anag.) (7)

1 Optimism (11) 2 Triad (5) 3 Soccer offence (4-4) 4 Substitute (6) 5 Dot (4) 6 Opposite (7) 9 Hypocritically (11) 12 Retaliatory action (8) 14 Enduring energy (7) 17 Fringe (6) 19 Newly-wed (5) 21 Church recess (4)

HOROSCOPE

Across

ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

Physical problems will ensue if you’re going at too fast a pace. Learn to slow down Aries, or else you risk burning yourself out. You may convince a colleague to go along with your plan, but you might have to use a lot of sweet talk. Tonight you may be in the mood to get away from it all and have fun. A drink or a show can help you relax.

Friendly vibrations have you in a good mood. A new relationship may bring confidence, and tonight has wonderful potential for intimacy and romance. You’re sharp as a pistol, all fired up and eager to spread your ideas. People really want to hear what you have to say, but don’t take decisive action yet. Be patient. The right time is coming.

Keep quiet about your innermost thoughts, particularly if fulfilling a social obligation. If you spill the beans you may not get the reception you’d like. By avoiding controversial topics you could save yourself some hassle. You also have opportunities to socialise in ways that are more to your liking. Call friends and see what they are up to.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

Try to curb any jealous impulses and put material ambitions aside for a while. Although you love working hard to achieve success, material advancement isn’t part of the picture right now. You seem to be happiest when you’re working at something that feels like your mission in life. You could describe it as a vocation. Close friends can bring some fun.

A project or plan may seem to be slowing down, causing you to tread cautiously before making changes. You may need more facts and more information in general, so that you can move ahead with greater confidence. There may be lessons to be learnt from someone too. If the truth seems hard to accept, perhaps you need to be more self honest.

What seems like a reasonable purchase early on, could prove to be unsatisfactory later. Keeping your cash tucked away safely may spare you a big disappointment. If someone seems to be getting under your skin - a colleague perhaps - step back from the situation, analyse it, and learn from it. Something you have done may have aroused this.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

There may be no shortage of plans, ideas and people to make this day a success. Partnership affairs may grow stronger and could be delightful. There is no point in arguing with the boss today or with those who don’t think like you do. Appreciate the variability of human nature and you’ll avoid trouble. An interesting phone call may make you smile.

Communication is an art form, and today with Mars in your communication zone, you can use it to your advantage. It’s a good time to market your skills and talents in any way that seems appropriate. You may be more outspoken than usual, but this may not be such a bad thing. Putting yourself out there with confidence and assurance may work a miracle.

Beware of people who, though seemingly very convincing, could lead you astray or cause you to waste your energies. You may be vulnerable to such people, mainly because you may be more tired than usual. You seem to be putting 100% into achieving your goals, yet allowing yourself to relax could bring more benefits than simply feeling more rested.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

Argumentative types may disrupt your morning, causing your energy levels to droop. Remind yourself that patience is a virtue, and this may help you deal with it. Overindulgence won’t help you to resolve issues that are currently plaguing you. Determine not to comfort eat, and decide to release those frustrations through hearty exercise.

Exploring off the beaten track can allow you to locate a hard to find item or bargain. If you have some time on your hands, explore those small curiosity-type shops in which you may find a real treasure. You also have an opportunity to step up in the world - so be ready. You can make your own luck by aligning yourself with the right people.

If an incident or encounter starts you reminiscing, you could end up making plans to visit a holiday spot, call an old flame, or dabble once again in a hobby. Current influences reveal that the lure of the past could be very strong. Interactions with people in your personal and professional life will go smoothly if you can sidestep controversial issues.


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Sport Cavendish leaves Sky to fulfil Tour ambitions By Julien Pretot SPRINT king Mark Cavendish is leaving Team Sky in order to fulfil his Tour de France ambitions after spending this year’s race serving as a domestique for race winner Bradley Wiggins, the British team said this week. Briton Cavendish, the 2011 world champion who has 23 Tour de France stage wins, will join Belgian team Omega Pharma-Quick Step for the 2013 season. Sky’s Team Principal Dave Brailsford said Cavendish had been instrumental in the relatively new outfit’s

success. “Mark has been a true champion for Team Sky this year,” he said in a statement confirming Cavendish was leaving. “It’s been an honour having the rainbow jersey in this team and great to work so closely with a rider I’ve known since he was a junior. “He has been a real team player, making history in a Tour de France winning team.” Wiggins was Team Sky’s only priority on the Tour this year as he became the first Briton to win the world’s greatest cycling race. The 27-year-old Cavendish, who had benefited from his

team-mates’ help in previous years to win stages, was no more than a domestique in 2012. He still claimed three stage victories in July, including on the final day on the Champs Elysees. “Cav won 15 races with us, including his first stage race, three Tour stages, and the fourth win in his unbeaten run on the Champs Elysees,” Brailsford added. “The sight of him winning in Paris, with the yellow jersey leading out the world champion - both in Team Sky kit - is something you’ll never forget.” “We all wish Mark the very best with his future ambi-

tions in a new team and as British rider.” The move is not related to the anti-doping ultimatum Sky sent to their riders and staff on Wednesday as Cavendish’s departure had been in the works for about two months. On Tuesday, Sky said that members of the team would be sacked unless they sign a document saying they have never doped or have never been involved in doping activites. In a statement Sky said any team members, including riders, staff and management, who refused to sign or were found to have lied would be kicked out.

The Manx Missile has an amazing 23 Tour de France stage wins to his name

Dettori: Frankel will not lose World’s top rated horse ready for farewell race

IN BRIEF

FRANKEL is unbeatable and will end his career on a winning note, says top jockey Frankie Dettori. The undefeated four-yearold colt, the world’s toprated horse, is expected to race for the final time in the Champion Stakes at Ascot today. “The competition is very strong, but I can see it being another walk in the park for Frankel. He’s a true champion,” Dettori told BBC Sport. Dettori rides one of his opponents, Pastorius, as Frankel seeks a 14th win. The German Derby winner Pastorius, last year’s Champion Stakes victor Cirrus Des Aigles, Nathaniel, likely pacemaker Bullet Train and Master of Hounds are the five horses who stand between Frankel and another victory before he is retired to stud. Dettori has finished behind the Sir Henry Cecil-trained champion eight times, losing by an aggregate distance of more than 104 lengths.

Baghdatis through to Stockholm semi-finals By Nemanja Bjedov

Majestic: the undefeated four-year-old colt is expected to race for the final time in the Champion Stakes at Royal Ascot “I haven’t seen his face; I only see his backside. But even if you do get beat, you have to admire him and clap him. I’m a sportsman and I really appreciate him being around,” said the Italian. “We have been blessed. I’ve been riding 25 years. We’ve seen some great horses and he’s one of them. What he has done in our sport is fan-

tastic. “His style of racing detaches him from a normal horse. He destroys the field by a big distance and has never let anyone down. “He’s like Usain Bolt - a true athlete. When he gets on the track, he just blitzes everything else.” Dettori, famous for his magnificent seven winners at As-

cot in September 1996, said he had congratulated friend Richard Hughes on Monday after the jockey emulated his seven-timer at Windsor. “To win seven in one day is absolutely amazing. It’s a great achievement,” he said. Now aged 41, Dettori has dismissed suggestions he might retire and said he “absolutely” hoped to continue

for several years with Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin team despite speculation about a move. “My target is 50, then we’ll see. It is a dangerous sport and when you fall, you get hurt, but touch wood I have been quite lucky and let’s hope it carries on that way. There’s plenty of good racing in me,” he said.

MARCOS Baghdatis moved into the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open with a 6-3, 7-6(4) victory over Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis after an hour and 29 minutes yesterday afternoon. In a tight encounter, there was only one break of serve throughout the entire match and it was the Cypriot who managed it midway through the first set to eventually claim it 6-3. Berankis saved four out of five break points, while the seventh-seeded Cypriot saved all five break points he faced and also fired seven aces past the promising Lithuanian. After winning the title in the Swedish capital in 2009, Baghdatis will be looking to reach his first final of this season after previously reaching the semi-final stage on three occasions. His next opponent will be the winner of the match between top-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine that was scheduled for last night on Centre Court.

Recalled Pietersen is part of England’s future plans

McGrady’s China move earns NBA plaudits

Murray, Roddick to play on white court in Miami

KEVIN Pietersen could be back with the England squad next week following confirmation he will join them for the forthcoming tour of India. Depending when his Champions League commitments with Delhi Daredevils end, the controversial batsman will link up with new captain Alastair Cook’s group for the fourTest series. That could mean he travels to the United Arab Emirates for a training camp next week. Pietersen has been in limbo since being dropped against South Africa in August amid allegations he had sent texts to opponents criticising then captain Andrew Strauss.

TWO-TIME NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady’s decision to extend his career in China gives the league its most successful player to date and has earned widespread praise. “I think it is a great idea,” NBA commissioner David Stern told the China Daily. “The CBA has become a place where players can extend their careers, and that’s a wonderful thing.” The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) has seen several former NBA players join in recent seasons, with former New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury its greatest success story.

US Open champion and Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray and recently retired American Andy Roddick will play on a white court in an end-of-year exhibition event in Miami next month. The pair will feature in the first edition of the Miami Cup, along with 2003 French Open winner Juan Carlos Ferrero, fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, Colombian Alejandro Falla and top-ranked American, John Isner. The tournament will be held at Crandon Park, home to the annual Sony Ericsson Open and the stadium court will be transformed from it’s usual purple and green to white with red lines, painted within blue surrounds.


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Sport Schalke adopt low key approach to Ruhr derby By Brian Homewood

Tension could still be simmering from the season-opening Supercup match in Beijing in August, with champions Juventus beating Cup-holders Napoli 4-2 after extra time in controversial circumstances

Serie A returns with a bang By Brian Homewood SERIE A returns with a bang today as leading pair Juventus and Napoli, defending champions and Cup holders respectively, clash with the latter still smarting from their stormy Supercup defeat. Both teams are unbeaten with 19 points from a possible 21 and have the best scoring records in the league. Napoli were the only team to beat Juventus last season when they won the Italian Cup final 2-0, while Juventus completed the 38-match league campaign with an unbeaten record. The recent World Cup qualifiers, which led to a two-week

Juventus and Napoli ready for showdown break in the championship, have taken their toll on both teams with Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon nursing a thigh injury and midfielder Claudio Marchisio an injured shoulder. Napoli striker Edinson Cavani is likely to be feeling the effects of his long journey to play for Uruguay against Bolivia on Tuesday in La Paz, which is 3,600 metres above sea level. Buffon suffered his injury last Friday in the 3-1 win in Armenia, then missed Wednesday’s win over Denmark when, by a

twist of fate, he was replaced by Napoli’s Morgan De Sanctis. That led to one of Italy’s famous conspiracy theories with Buffon having to defend himself against allegations that he was saving himself for the Napoli game. “Ours is a nation of conspiracy,” said Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta. “Everything needs to be taken back to sport. “There is nothing to say about Buffon. He is the captain of Juventus and of Italy and the allegations are un-

founded. “Wearing the blue shirt of Italy is the highest aspiration for all players and Buffon is not the kind of guy to give up at the first sign of trouble. He didn’t play against Denmark because he thought he wasn’t ready.” Tension could still be simmering from the seasonopening Supercup match in Beijing in August, which Juventus won 4-2 after extra time in controversial circumstances. “Like all matches, there was some tension but contro-

versy is part of the match,” said Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella. “When you go on to the pitch, you don’t think of anything except winning.” Napoli had Goran Pandev and Juan Camilo Zuniga sent off while coach Walter Mazzarri was dismissed for dissent and the team refused to take part in post-match ceremonies in protest. Milan, who have seven points after dismantling their team in the close season, have a tough visit to third-placed Lazio (15 points), tonight. Inter, fourth behind Lazio on goal difference, are at home on Sunday afternoon to a Catania side who have made a promising start with 11 points.

Deportivo, Celta hoping to relive the glory days By Mark Elkington

Deportivo La Coruna, Spanish champions 12 years ago, are in a precarious position having just returned from a season in the second division

CELTA Vigo’s trip to Real Madrid and Barcelona’s visit to Deportivo La Coruna today provide stark reminders of the contrasting fortunes of La Liga’s leading duo compared to many of their rivals. Champions Real, who are fifth after a poor start to the campaign, trail leaders Barca by eight points but there is little doubting that come next May the world’s two richest clubs by revenue will be the only ones battling for the title. Ten years ago, Galician sides Depor and Celta were both up there competing for the top spot and finished third and fourth respectively. Vicente del Bosque’s Real team took the 2002-03 league title, with Barca finishing sixth. That season, Depor triumphed 2-0 over Barca in the corresponding fixture at the Riazor, just a few months after beating Real 2-1 to win the King’s Cup final the previous season. Celta held Real

1-1 at the Bernabeu. A repeat of those results this time round would be considered major upsets. While Barca and Real have steadily increased their earnings up to the 500 million euro mark over the last decade, Celta and 2000 champions Depor have both crumpled under crippling debts. Depor, with a budget of around 40 million euros and a debt of over 100 million, are in a precarious position having just returned from a season in the second division. After an opening day win, their coach Jose Luis Oltra is under pressure following a run of three draws and three defeats which has left them 18th in the standings. Celta, operating on a budget of around 33 million euros, are in a slightly healthier position. Relegation in 2007 led to the club going into administration with a debt of around €70 million but their return after five years out of the top flight has started a little better.

Under coach Paco Herrera, a former assistant to Rafa Benitez at Liverpool, they have taken nine points from seven games and lie 12th. Celta midfielder Borja Oubina was a member of the side that won on their last two trips to the Bernabeu in the 2005-6 and 2006-7 seasons before they were relegated. “The budgets of the two big teams are much larger now and it is tougher to beat them,” the 30-year-old told sports daily AS. “But we have nothing to lose and this could work in our favour.” Jose Mourinho’s Real appear to have suffered the most from the break for internationals going into the game as many have returned injured. Unbeaten Barca visit Depor when any dropped points could see second-placed Atletico Madrid climb to the summit when they visit Real Sociedad tomorrow night. Diego Simeone’s side, La Liga’s only other unbeaten team, are kept off the top by goal difference from Barca.

SCHALKE, stung by losing both league meetings with bitter rivals Borussia Dortmund last season, have gone for a low-key approach in the run-up to today’s Ruhr derby. Their meeting is the highlight of a weekend in which Bayern Munich could set a Bundesliga record for the best start to the season by winning their eighth straight game against Fortuna Dusseldorf, at a ground where they once suffered their heaviest away defeat. Schalke have not beaten Dortmund in the Bundesliga in the last two seasons and have had to grit their teeth while watching their biggest rivals walk off with two successive titles. Dortmund’s 2-0 win last November has left especially sour memories for Schalke after midfielder Lewis Holtby disparagingly referred to Dortmund as “the other team” as he predicted a win for his side “I will not have such a big mouth as last year,” Holtby told Kicker magazine, Schalke coach Huub Stevens, who likened his team’s performance that day to a “school team”, has also chosen a diplomatic approach. “I hope we can show that the difference between us has become smaller,” he said. The second meeting of last season ended in a 2-1 win for Dortmund which effectively secured the Bundesliga title for them. Today’s match, hosted by Dortmund, is also the first clash between Schalke’s hard-tackling midfielder Jermaine Jones and Dortmund’s Marco Reus since last season’s notorious stomping incident in the German cup. Reus, playing for Borussia Moenchengladbach at the time, suffered a broken toe after Jones stamped on his foot, earning the United States international a six-match ban and fierce criticism in the media. “This time I will try and stop him in a different way, but he is not the only player we have to stop,” Jones told Bild newspaper. Schalke go into the match in a slightly better position that Dortmund. The Gelsenkirchen team are third with 14 points from seven games, while Dortmund are one place and two points behind. Both are already a significant distance behind Bayern, who have 21 points after seven straight wins. “I don’t care about Bayern’s nine-point advantage,” said Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp. “We’re playing our own season, just as Bayern are playing theirs. We’ll see where we stand at the end of it.”


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Sport Title race resumes in Cyprus after internationals

Wenger: football can’t win fight against racism

By Nemanja Bjedov

Arsenal manager condemns ‘scary’ insults ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger feels the fight against all forms of racism is “never won”. England Under-21s’ victory in Serbia on Tuesday night was overshadowed by unsavoury scenes at the final whistle with scuffling on the pitch amid accusations of racism from the stands towards England left-back Danny Rose, which are now being investigated by UEFA. Chelsea captain John Terry, meanwhile, is set to begin his suspension after he accepted a four-match ban and £220,000 fine from the Football Association for racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand. Frenchman Wenger, 62, has himself been the target of vile personal abuse at grounds around the country during his 15-season tenure in the English game - the latest of which came from sections of the home crowd in the Premier League match at West Ham before the international break. The Gunners boss insists all such insults must be eradicated. “It is not only racism, black and white, it is against all kinds of insults we still have in the stadiums. We must fight more against it,” he said. “You look at some faces when you walk around the pitch, what they shout at you is scary. That is, for me, racism. “You are insulted because

you are not in their clan. That is a kind of discrimination. “There is still a lot to do, but I think it’s good that society fights against it. “I am thinking that it is getting better, but it is never won.” Anti-racism campaign group Kick It Out has just started an annual awareness drive, with all English professional clubs encouraged to support it in various ways, including asking their players to wear T-shirts promoting the message that racism in football is unacceptable. Reading striker Jason Roberts said on Thursday he would refuse to wear a Kick It Out shirt at Liverpool today in protest at what he feels is the group’s lack of action against recent incidents of racism in the English game. However, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Roberts is misguided. “I have to disagree with Jason Roberts. I think he is making the wrong point,’’ the Scot said. “Everyone should be united, with all the players in the country wearing the Kick it Out warm-up tops.’’ Ferguson added: “I don’t know what point he is trying to make. “I don’t know if he is trying to put himself on a different pedestal from everyone. But he really should be supporting all the rest of the players who are doing it.’’

As a leading anti-racism campaigner, United defender Rio Ferdinand - whose brother Anton was the subject of racist abuse from Terry - would be an obvious candidate to follow Roberts’ lead. However, it does not appear that will happen. Ferguson added: “When you do something, and everyone believes in it, you should all do it together. There shouldn’t be sheep wandering off. “I think he (Roberts) is making the wrong message. “All the players are wearing it. I have only heard that Jason Roberts is different - but he is very different. He plays a game and is in the studio 20 minutes after it. That is a great privilege.’’ Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini indicated all his players would wear the Kick It Out T-shirts, but felt isolated use of racist words in the heat of the moment were different from sustained bouts of racist chanting from the stands. “Sometimes, we hear some forms of racism but sometimes they are stupid things because when you are on the pitch you say one thing that you don’t think. This is a different situation, but we need to work together for this,” the Italian said. “Here we are all against every form of racism. We don’t need to put this (gesturing to his T-shirt) on, we are like this.”

Cut it out: the Frenchman has himself been the target of vile personal abuse at grounds around the country during his 15-season tenure in the English game

Clarke tips City to retain title By John Curtis

West Brom have made an impressive start to the season but will be severely tested by the visit of the champions

WEST Brom boss Steve Clarke believes Manchester City are favourites to retain their Barclays Premier League title ahead of today’s clash at The Hawthorns. The Baggies have won their opening four home league games - their best start since 1919 in the top flight - but that record will be given its sternest test yet by Roberto Mancini’s side. Clarke feels City have a squad strong enough to cover all eventualities - including the absence of the injured David Silva - as they look to repeat last May’s dramatic title triumph. He said: “At this moment in time I’d say Manchester City are still the favourites to win the league. They haven’t shown that they’ve gone backwards from last year. “They’ve shown that they’re at the same level and it’s up to everyone else to catch up with them. “You know their squad is really strong and they have a number of options. “I read in the week that David Silva is injured but they’ve got Samir Nasri to come in. They’ve got like-for-like replacements all over the pitch.

“They’re a strong squad and if you’re going to compete up there at that level, then you need one.” Clarke has also tried to assemble a squad of sufficient depth to overcome the loss of key players such as Chris Brunt, Steven Reid and Peter Odemwingie. He added: “In the Premier League in general you need a strong squad, which is something we’ve tried to build at Albion this year. “I think over the first seven games we’ve shown that our squad is strong enough to be competitive. “Credit to those we’ve got who have not been selected and have come into games with maybe half an hour or 20 minutes to go but always made a positive contribution. “That’s really important when you’re trying to build a good team and a good squad.” Albion have taken 14 points from their opening seven games but Clarke knows the run of games between now and the end of 2012 will decide what direction the season will take. He said: “Every game is a good test in the Premier League. We’ve worked ever so hard and done really well to build ourselves a good platform. Now we have to try to build on that platform.”

DEFENDING champions AEL host Nea Salamina this evening at 7pm, while a mouthwatering clash between Anorthosis and Omonia is scheduled for 6pm tomorrow in Larnaca as the Cyprus football championship resumes after the international break. “Sometimes you can drop points unexpectedly and this is normal. Our fans must understand that whenever my players step onto the pitch they give everything they have to come out victorious,” said AEL coach Pambos Christodoulou whose side trail the leading trio of Anorthosis, APOEL and AEK by four points after five matches. “Last year we also lost points when we least expected it, but we recovered and won the title. This season is a bit more difficult for us as we also have European matches, but we will definitely not use that as an excuse. We face Nea Salamina now and they could be tricky opponents if we take them lightly.” The international break, during which Cyprus lost to both Slovenia and Norway, caused some problems for clubs ahead of this weekend’s clashes. “We had a couple of players called up and this is not something we had to deal with last season either. Although it is problematic to prepare for the matches without all players available, it is an honour for us to have some of our players represent Cyprus,” concluded Christodoulou. Elsewhere this evening at 6pm, AEK host Ayia Napa, while an hour later AEP Paphos take on Ethnikos Achnas while Enosis Neon Paralimni meet Apollon Limassol. Omonia coach Toni Savevski has similar problems to Christodoulou as the Nicosia giants had three key players missing due to national team obligations ahead of the Anorthosis clash at the Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium. “We have a difficult match ahead of us. I believe that our form is slowly improving and luckily for us we have no injury problems, although we could not prepare as well as we wanted to. This is a problem as we could only gather all the players together a few days before the match. I hope that we can repeat at least a small percentage of our performance against APOEL which could provide us with a positive result,” assessed Savevski. Apart from the match in Larnaca, Doxa Katokopia face Alki, also tomorrow afternoon at 6pm. In the final match of Round 6, APOEL host Olympiakos on Monday night at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia with the kick off set for 7pm.


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Spurs’ Villas-Boas looking to avenge his Chelsea exit Portuguese gradually rebuilding his reputation after a traumatic spell at Stamford Bridge By Mike Collett

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NDRE Villas-Boas can become the first opposition coach to plot Chelsea’s downfall in a Premier League match this season when his old club play his in-form Tottenham Hotspur side at White Hart Lane in today’s early kick-off (2.45pm). The 34-year-old Portuguese is gradually rebuilding his reputation at Spurs after enduring a traumatic ninemonth spell that lasted for just 27 league matches at Stamford Bridge before his dismissal in March. The London derby is the oustanding game of the weekend and offers him the chance of some personal revenge with extra spice added to the mix. Chelsea finished sixth last season, two places behind Spurs, but they took Spurs’ place in the Champions League after winning the final itself in Munich, consigning Spurs to the Europa League despite finishing in the top four. Chelsea became European champions under Roberto Di Matteo who went to Chelsea as Villas-Boas’s deputy in the summer of 2011 and took over as boss when he left. Chelsea go to Spurs as leaders on 19 points after winning six and drawing one of their seven games while Spurs have climbed to fifth on 14 points after winning their last four league games - including their 3-2 success at Manchester United, their first win at Old Trafford for 23 years.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas (left) was fired by Chelsea after a disappointing nine-month spell in charge, with his replacement Roberto Di Matteo going on to win the Champions League If Spurs were to halt Chelsea’s progress, Manchester United, champions Manchester City and Everton would all be looking to capitalise. United, second on 15 points, are at home to mid-table Stoke City, Manchester City third on 15, visit sixth-placed West Bromwich Albion and fourth-placed Everton face bottom-of-the-table Queens Park Rangers. All eyes though will be fo-

cused on White Hart Lane where Spurs are seeking to extend their unbeaten run to 10 matches in all competitions since an opening day defeat at Newcastle United in August. Their last victory came two weeks ago before the international break when they beat Aston Villa 2-0 at home, a result that delighted ‘AVB’. “This gives us the opportunity to play the league lead-

ers at home, undefeated for a while and with a good chance to go nearer the top,” VillasBoas said. “It is obviously going to be a difficult game but we are showing a good level of competence.” Chelsea have not won at White Hart Lane in their last six Premier League visits but did beat them 5-1 in their last meeting, an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley last season.

Villas-Boas is optimistic. “They have a lot of very young, dynamic players but so do we, and we are playing very well right now. This is a very good moment for us to play them.” Manchester United are still suffering a long injury list, but there is a chance that Ashley Young (knee) and Chris Smalling (foot) could be nearing a return. Manchester City travel

to The Hawthorns without David Silva, who is still struggling with a muscle injury and Jack Rodwell, who has a hamstring problem. They should have Mario Balotelli back and raring to go after he scored for Italy in their 3-1 win over Denmark on Tuesday and then said he was enjoying life at City, despite the club’s sporting director Brian Marwood criticising his attitude and behaviour. Balotelli told Italian TV station Rai: “I’m fine at Manchester City even though there are people who like to talk to the newspapers rather than say things to my face. I don’t give a damn. “All is well with (coach) Roberto Mancini and we have a good relationship. We love each other.” Arsenal have slipped back to seventh on 12 points, but are never out of contention for a top four place and should keep up the pressure on the leading pack when they travel to second-frombottom Norwich City, still looking for their first League win of the season. Arsenal are likely to be without Theo Walcott, who suffered a chest injury playing for England against San Marino last Friday, but their France striker Olivier Giroud will be eager to repeat his recent scoring feats. He scored his first League goal for Arsenal in their 3-1 win at West Ham, and also scored for France with a last-gasp header to earn a 1-1 draw with world champions Spain in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

All business for record-chasing All Blacks By Nick Mulvenney

Fearsome: New Zealand are aiming for a 17th successive Test victory over Australia today

THE world champion All Blacks will be knocking on the door of greatness if they can beat Australia to record a 17th successive Test victory today. For New Zealand skipper Richie McCaw, however, it is simply a case of maintaining the standards set by the men who have worn the famous black jersey before him. Should New Zealand prevail at Lang Park, and few doubt they will, they would match the record for successive Test wins by top tier nations held jointly by the All Blacks of the late 1960s and the South Africa team of 1997-98.

The world record stands at 18 matches and is held by Lithuania but that mark is undermined by the fact that the Baltic nation did not face a single team that had played in a World Cup when they went unbeaten from 2006 and 2010. McCaw may be following in a long tradition of great All Black players but he is very much a modern athlete and so it was no surprise that when quizzed about the record yesterday, he preferred to talk about the process of winning. “That’s a byproduct of getting our preparation right this week and then performing right on Saturday,” the 31-year-old flanker told

reporters. “There’s a huge desire to play better, and if we do that job right, well then, those things take care of themselves. “I’m not saying it’s not been thought about a little bit, but the first thing is to back up a good performance from two weeks ago.” That performance was a mightily impressive 32-16 mauling of the Springboks in Johannesburg, a 16th victory in little more than 13 months since they last tasted defeat at the hands of Australia at Lang Park in August 2011. The All Blacks side of the 1960s, featuring the likes of Colin Meads, Brian Lochore and Ken Gray, played fewer Tests and needed nearly four

years to achieve their winning streak. “Some real legends among them and I’ve been lucky enough to meet them, they’re real good men,” said McCaw. “They probably played for similar reasons that we do but they did it over a long time. “I think every time you play a test, you want to live up to the standards that they set over the years.”


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