Issuu on Google+

Cyprus Mail www.cyprus-mail.com

Saturday, October 27, 2012

€1

CYPRUS

SPORT

REPORTAGE

Popular Bank slashes wages by up to 17pct

Fergie aims for right balance in Blues showdown 32

Visiting the court of hip hop royalty Dr Dre

5

Tomorrow in

FREE with your Sunday Mail People

France says go easy on Cyprus Hollande urges the troika not to impose draconian measures on us By Stefanos Evripidou

The plastic surgeon bringing Brazilian beauty to Cyprus

Culture Murder mystery evenings give a new twist to entertainment

Fashion on Why we e are all addicted ed to trainers

Whatson A round up of all that’s new on stages around the island

Competition Win dinner for two at Fanous restaurant

centre

F

RENCH PRESIDENT Francois Hollande urged international lenders yesterday to avoid imposing “too draconian” measures on Cyprus in exchange for an aid package for the country. Speaking after a onehour meeting with President Demetris Christofias in Paris, Hollande said he hoped a deal would be clinched on bailout terms with the so-called troika of lenders at a Eurogroup meeting of finance ministers on November 12. “France naturally supports a solution, in order for Cyprus to overcome the difficulties it faces today in its banking sector and return soon to growth,” Hollande said. “The aim is in the coming Eurogroup meeting to find the best solution not only for Cyprus but for Europe,” he added. The parties should reach a solution enabling the troika (IMF, European Central Bank and European Commis-

sion) to help Cyprus emerge from its difficulties without “imposing solutions that would be too draconian and prevent a return to growth within a relatively brief time period”, he said. Cyprus applied for an EU bailout in June after its two largest banks suffered huge losses on a write-down of their Greek debt holdings. Christofias has said the island needs support “urgently”, while reports suggest the country could run out of money before the end of the year if no aid is forthcoming. While negotiations with the troika continued last week, ratings agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded Cyprus government debt three notches to ‘B’ from ‘BB’ with a negative outlook, pushing it deeper into junk territory. S&P said electoral considerations had contributed to “policy inertia” in Cyprus and added to uncertainty about its banks. TURN TO PAGE 3

A model prepares backstage before the show of Chinese designer Sec Qi Gang during the China Fashion Week in Beijing, The Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week will run until November 3 (EPA)

Ex Italy PM Berlusconi sentenced to four years jail for tax fraud AN Italian court yesteday sentenced former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi to four years in jail for tax fraud in connection with the purchase of broadcasting rights by his Mediaset television company. Berlusconi has the right to appeal the ruling two more times before the sentence becomes definitive and will not be jailed unless the final appeal

is upheld. Prosecutors had asked for a jail sentence of three years and eight months. The court also ordered damages provisionally set at €10 million ($12.96 million) to be paid by Berlusconi and his co-defendants to tax authorities. The ruling comes two days after Berlusconi, 76, confirmed he would

not run in next year’s elections as the leader of his centre-right People of Freedom (PDL) party. A separate trial over accusations that Berlusconi paid for sex with an underaged prostitute is currently being heard in Milan. He denies all charges against him. The four-time prime minister and other Mediaset executives stood

accused of inflating the price paid for TV rights via offshore companies controlled by Berlusconi, and skimming off part of the money to create illegal slush funds. The probe focused on TV and cinema rights Berlusconi’s holding company Fininvest bought via offshore companies from US groups for €470 million between 1994 and 1999.


Saturday, October 27, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

2

Home Police chief hails match handling

Weather 19

Paralimni

Nicosia 26

Troodos

27 27

By Jacqueline Agathocleous

Larnaca

27

27

Paphos

Limassol

TODAY: A mixture of sunshine, cloud and rain. Temperatures will reach 26C inland, 27C along the coasts and 19C over higher ground OUTLOOK: Becoming more settled, with a rise in temperatures expected YESTERDAY:

Max Temp Nicosia 23 Larnaca 26 Limassol 26 Paphos 24 Paralimni 24 Prodromos 15

-

Min 16 18 18 17 17 9

Humidity 66% 72% 50% 63% 84% 91%

SUNRISE: 07:03am

SUNSET: 5:57pm

Pollution Medium/Low Medium/Low High/Low Low Low Low

Air quality in Cyprus is assessed with the aid of a network of nine advanced monitoring stations. Data is recorded hourly. Information provided by the Air Quality Section of the Department of Labour Inspection (DLI)

Worldwide Athens Budapest Bucharest Brussels Cairo Copenhagen Damascus Dublin Frankfurt Geneva Istanbul London

21 10 19 11 29 8 24 12 9 14 20 12

Cloudy Cloudy Clear Light Rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Mist Mist Cloudy Drizzle

Madrid Manchester Moscow Oslo Paris Prague Rome Sarajevo Sofia Stockholm Tel Aviv Vienna

16 11 5 4 15 9 23 12 17 4 27 10

Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Clear Mist Cloudy Clear Clear Clear Cloudy Cloudy

EXCHANGE

1.3002

0.8069

For a full list of exchange rates, see page 10

CHEMISTS NICOSIA

M. Kyriakoudes, 6B. C Pindarou St. Tel: 22344877, 22773127 (H) D. Sergiou, 18 Delfon St. Tel: 22775613, 22778449 (H) E. Frangouli, 58A Athenon St, Strovolos. Tel: 22314660, 22492935 (H) A. Hadjiapostolou, 36D K. Matsis Ave. Tel: 22311416, 22510679 (H) G.S. Charalambides, 64B Ayiou Eleftheriou St, Strovolos. Tel: 22371177, 22353584 (H) LIMASSOL

L. Lisiotis, 36 Thessalonikis St. Tel: 25364775, 25752846 (H) O&S Paraskeva, 98 Makarios III

Ave. Tel: 25335220, 25387104 (H) E. Tsogkaraki, 3, Giannou Kranidioti Lemesos. Platres road., Kato Polemidhia, Tel: 25384736, 25366653 (H) LARNACA

K. Panayiota, 20A L. Machairas St. Tel: 24651205, 24819102, (H) E. Vasiliki, Tel: 20 Stratigou Timayia Ave, Tel: 24660688, 24623060 PAPHOS

P. Savvides, 61 E. Pallikarides St. Tel: 26933568, 26934034 (H) PARALIMNI

A. Kamilaris, 52 Korai, Tel: 23744160, 23743418

Cyprus Mail Established 1945. Number 21,364 NICOSIA 24 Vass. Voulgaroctonou, P.O. Box 21144, 1502 Nicosia Tel: 22-818585, Fax: 22-676385 email: mail@cyprus-mail.com LIMASSOL 5A Nicolaou, Pentadromos Centre, Thessaloniki St, Tel: 25-761117, Fax: 25-761141 email: cyprusmail@cytanet.com.cy LARNACA Tel: 24-652243, Fax: 24-659982 PAPHOS 62 Apostolou Pavlou Avenue, Office 2, 8046 Paphos, Tel: 26 911383 Fax : 26 221049 email: paphos@cyprus-mail.com

THURSDAY night’s Europa League match between AEL Limassol and Turkish team Fenerbahce went without a hitch, with Nicosia police chief Kypros Michaelides yesterday calling security measures a “complete success”. Fenerbahce coach Aykut Kocaman was equally impressed, saying AEL showed maturity and great hospitality. Speaking through a translator, Kocaman praised AEL – which lost 1-0 in the match – for its maturity and hospitality. He said despite the minor problems, things went well and promised the same behaviour would be shown in the second leg of the match in Istanbul on November 8. Michaelides congratulated fans of both teams. “Congratulations to the fans of AEL, as well as the Turkish Cypriot fans of Fenerbahce, who showed maturity, and whose behaviour generally helped so that the match was carried out without incident,” said Michaelides. He said the teams’ officials also fully cooperated with police, contributing to the suc-

Police pulled out all the stops to make sure there was no trouble at the game cessful outcome. “We truly feel proud, because we proved once again that we are a European state, which can police football matches, as well as any other significant event, and we proved wrong all those malicious forecasts waiting for us to fail,” said Michaelides.

He admitted there were some minor incidents, which however did not mar the final result. In one of these incidents, two men from Turkey were caught trying to cross over from the Ayios Dhometios checkpoint and barred entry. Another Turkish Cypriot was

stopped as he had an arrest warrant pending against him, in connection with burglaries in the Famagusta area in 2007. And during the match, some Fenerbahce fans attempted to bring out a ‘TRNC’ flag, but they were caught in time and it was confiscated.

Troika would reduce public-private pay gap Difference now is 39 per cent but it could be 16 with troika proposals compared to 34 per cent with state’s By Jacqueline Agathocleous EVEN if the troika’s austerity measures are enforced, there will still be a huge gap between pay in the public and private sectors, a study by the University of Cyprus’ Economic Research Centre (CypERC) has shown. According to the study, if no austerity measures had been imposed last year, the pay gap in 2012 would be a staggering 46 per cent difference in favour of the public sector. “The austerity packages implemented in 2011 reduces this difference to 39 per cent,” it said. It added that if implemented, the measures proposed by the troika would further reduce the gap to 16 per cent – and 5 per cent if the 13th salary was abolished. However, if the government’s counterproposals are accepted, the gap would be reduced to just 34 per cent. Based on these results, CypERC, said that all the measures taken and proposed are in the right direction in terms of correcting the imbalance between the level of pay in the public and private sector, especially the meas-

ures proposed by the troika. But it added that neither the troika’s nor the government’s measures fully correct the imbalance in pay and some professions such as teachers, and unskilled workers in the public sector would continue to be paid more than their counterparts in the private sector. CypERC said it had simulated the distributional effects of the proposed economic adjustment programmes. “It is estimated that both the measures proposed by troika and those proposed by the government, on average, reduce the gap in pay between the public and private sector - more so the troika’s measures - and the inequality in the distribution of income,” said the study. But it added that in both cases, nothing is done to align the structure of pay in the public with that in the private sector. “The findings highlight the point that while many talk about the importance of using the contemplated economic adjustment programmes to promote growth, few appear to understand that the discrepancies between pay and productivity in the public

sector are at the root of the current economic crisis, and even fewer appear to realise the damage inflicted on the economy from using the public sector pay to redistribute income in favour of particular population groups even when this is done in good faith and in the name of social justice,” said CypERC. Regarding other aspects of the economy, the university’s research centre’s latest forecasts indicated that the Cypriot economy would remain in recession throughout 2012 and, at least, for the first half of 2013. For the third and fourth quarter of 2012, GDP growth is forecasted at -1.8 per cent and -2.0 per cent respectively. GDP growth for 2012 was projected at -1.9 per cent. “The forecast for the first and second quarter of 2013 remains negative at -1.4 per cent and -1.1 per cent, respectively; hence, a further contraction in activity of -1.3 per cent is forecasted for the first half of 2013.” Furthermore, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI), which summarises firms’ and consumers’ perceptions and expectations about economic

conditions, remains well below the European Union and Euro Area averages. “Further decline of ESI in the third quarter of 2012 suggests that the Cypriot economy has entered a period of prolonged recession,” said CypERC. The forecasts for GDP growth presented in the study were based on the most recent National Accounts data and did not incorporate the effects of economic adjustment scenarios linked to financial aid from the troika, beyond those already captured by leading indicators included in the estimation of forecasts. “As such they are accompanied by [too many] substantial risks to be optimistic, especially those for the last quarter of 2012 and the first two quarters of 2013,” it said. This is due to further loss of business and consumer confidence due to the prolonged uncertainty about the implementation and content of the economic adjustment programme, the tightening of domestic credit conditions due to banks’ recapitalisation needs, further reduction in consumption and investment activity due to fiscal consolidation measures.


CYPRUS MAIL Saturday, October 27, 2012

3

Home Two sought in suspected car theft ring POLICE ARE looking for two people in connection with charges of car theft and car arson, believed to be linked to an organised ring who steal cars, take them north and sell them whole or in parts. Omar Suleyman, 19, from Cyprus, and Imprachim Chalil, 25, from Syria are sought by police for offences believed to be related to the arrest of an 18-year-old Nicosia resident on Tuesday night who attempted to cross to the occupied areas with a stolen car. As the 18-year-old foreign resident tried to cross through Ayios Dhometios checkpoint, police discovered that the vehicle’s number plate was fake, while further investigations showed the car in question had been reported stolen. The recent spate of car thefts had led the force to draw up an organised action plan, which Nicosia Police Chief Kypros Michaelides said resulted in Tuesday’s arrest. After being interrogated, Michaelides said the 18year-old named two other men. Police call on anyone with information on the whereabouts of Suleyman or Chalil to contact Nicosia CID, their nearest police station or the Citizen’s Hotline on 1460.

France urges troika to go easy on Cyprus in bailout

President Demetris Christofias (left) and French President Francois Hollande speak to reporters outside the Élysée Palace yesterday

Warning over Christofias said the two presidents agree on how to deal with crisis from front page) banks will be in force before lead to growth was “very sults, and even better re- comed the level of bilateral bottled water (continued According to state broad- Cyprus agrees on a bail- important”. lations between our two relations between Cyprus THE HEALTH Ministry yesterday called on the public to avoid consumption of ‘Platres-sourced bottled water’, pointing out that the bottled water has not undergone the necessary health checks before its circulation in the market. The ministry’s health services released a statement noting that the Platres-sourced bottled water which comes in an 18.9 litre plastic bottle, packaged by P. Ioannou-Kato Platres. The company’s operation has been postponed until it fully complies with the health service’s recommendations.

caster CyBC, Christofias is seeking to shore up support from Hollande on the retroactive effect of an EU proposal for the direct recapitalisation of banks currently under discussion. Speaking after a European Council meeting in Brussels last week, Christofias said Cyprus would work for a retroactive effect of the Single Supervisory Mechanism relating to the banks’ recapitalisation. The aim is to agree on a legislative framework by the end of the Cyprus EU presidency. However, there is little to no chance the rules on the direct recapitalisation of

out with the troika, leaving open the possibility Cyprus will take on a massive sovereign debt to keep the banks operating. Speaking on the steps of the Élysée Palace, the French president said the two leaders also discussed the Cyprus EU presidency and the lack of developments in the Cyprus issue. Regarding next month’s European Council, Hollande highlighted that reaching agreement on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) in a way that would secure the Common Agricultural Policy and structural funds that may

On the Cyprus problem, Hollande expressed his wish to see the two sides return to the negotiating table to find a political settlement in line with international law. The French president also referred to Cyprus’ recent discovery of natural gas and the second licensing round underway for concessions in its exclusive economic zone. “We know there are very good and favourable prospects regarding natural gas in Cyprus. In a spirit of transparency and competition, French companies have shown their interest and we wish for good re-

countries,” said Hollande. The government is currently examining the 15 bids submitted in the second licencing round, two of which include French giant Total. For his part, Christofias said the two presidents are in agreement on how to deal with the financial crisis, as well as on the measures that need to be adopted to generate growth and create jobs in the EU. Christofias referred to the “very difficult task…in very difficult conditions” of the Cyprus EU presidency to secure an EU compromise on the MFF. The Cypriot president wel-

and France in the political, financial and cultural fields and wished every success to the French companies bidding for the second EEZ licensing round. He also expressed Cyprus’ gratitude to France for its “selfless and very consistent support” at the UN Security Council, regarding Cyprus’ efforts to reunify the island, terminate Turkey’s occupation, end the influx of illegal settlers in the occupied areas and create conditions of peaceful coexistence among people. Yesterday evening, Christofias inaugurated an exhibition of Cypriot antiquities at the Louvre Museum.


Saturday, October 27, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

4

Home Thousands more voters expected in ‘frugal’ elections A case of By Jacqueline Agathocleous THE INTERIOR ministry’s electoral office is expecting some 24,000 new voters to register for February’s presidential elections, raising the voting population to around 544,000. According to Chief Returning Officer Demetris Demetriou, efforts are now centred on getting more people to register and arrange for the voting centres to be set up abroad. “We already sent around 23,000 to 24,000 letters to those who were born

from 1990 onwards, to get them to register on the electoral list,” Demetriou told the Cyprus News Agency yesterday. He said three letters were sent, in April, July and the most recent on October 15. Demetriou said there were roughly 520,000 voters in the 2008 elections, with the number now expecting to rise to around 544,000. He said he did not get the response he expected following the first two letters sent to prospective voters. “But following the last batch, I see threefigure numbers of registrations on the electoral list every day, so I estimate

that for this three-month period, there will be over 10,000 new registrations,” said Demetriou. He said no changes were expected in the number of Turkish Cypriot voters, as only those living in the free areas have a right to vote. European residents do not have a right to vote in these presidential elections, said Demetriou. He said 2013’s elections would be carried out as frugally as possible, taking into account that the finance ministry approved €8 million to spend, as opposed to the initially requested

€10 million. But even that could be reduced. “The initial funds we requested were in the range of €10 million, but after consultations with the finance ministry, this was restricted to €8 million, which was approved by the cabinet,” he explained. “Now we need to see what parliament thinks.” Demetriou predicted some serious reductions in pay for those working in the voting centres, as well as sponsorships to newspapers and television channels, and said he hoped the funds would not drop further.

Police look into claims against bus company Probe into claims of forgery, fraud and embezzlement By Poly Pantelides and Stefanos Evripidou THE POLICE are conducting investigations at the Nicosia Bus Company OSEL in connection with possible charges of embezzlement, keeping false accounts, forgery, and even money laundering, said police chief Michalis Papageorgiou yesterday. He clarified that it was still early days as police had to sift through confiscated account books and receipts to see whether the charges made by a member of the public stand up to scrutiny. He did not rule out more investigations and even arrests. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a police event, Papageorgiou said police received a complaint from someone regarding the possible charge of embezzlement at OSEL. “After taking statements, we have conducted two searches (of premises) and taken plenty of documents which we are evaluating.” The police chief said the in-

dications are that there was embezzlement but there is no proof yet. “We are exploring the possibility of keeping false accounts, forging documents to obtain money and money laundering,” he said. “In one case, reference is made to a specific person who may have embezzled tens of thousands of euro, but that is not the only charge made,” said Papageorgiou, adding, “The indication is that there are receipts for fuel that was never used and for the maintenance of vehicles that were never maintained.” OSEL chairman Iordanis Iordanou said yesterday that the investigations are focused on allegedly forged invoices for services provided to the company by third parties. “The police said they received reports about forged invoices,” Iordanou said. Members of the financial crimes investigation office confiscated invoices on Wednesday morning, which were handed over by OSEL, he said. Iordanou maintained OSEL

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

Police had to sift through confiscated OSEL account books and receipts has no involvement in any foul play and said he “did not know” the exact nature of the investigation. The bus company boss said police had – as of yesterday – taken statements only from him and “two or three [OSEL] employees”. Nicosia’s public bus network was overhauled in 2010 as part of an islandwide revamp of the public system. OSEL was created to run the Nicosia public network with individual shareholders making up the network and charging the company to use their buses and run routes. The government pays companies a rate per kilometre and leases the buses. The new public transport system has been dogged by disagreement over how much the government pays the companies. OSEL has a tenyear contract with the state

as of 2010, as do the other five companies covering Paphos, Limassol, Larnaca, Famagusta and intercity routes. The agreement was signed during the tenure of the communication minister at the time, EDEK MP Nicos Nicolaides, while his successor, Erato Kozakou Marcoullis asked for a review of the system. Her successor, Eftyhmios Flourentzos, took a closer look in February during an islandwide strike. Bus companies had left their staff unpaid, claiming they did not have sufficient funds because the state had not paid them their agreed subsidies The 2012 budget for public transport was reduced to €45 million from €68 million, with bus companies warning at the time that this would only cover fuel costs. Last month, parliament

AUTO AIR PARK Secure Paphos Airport Parking-Operated 24/7, 365 days a year

10%

passed a supplementary budget of €21 million because the money ran out. Speaking to the Cyprus Mail last week, Iordanou said the ongoing economic crisis had resulted in an increase in passengers as more people sought cheaper forms of transport. Meanwhile, the bus strike covering the Nicosia district planned for next Monday, October 29, was called off yesterday after a request from the labour ministry’s labour relations department. The ministry has offered to mediate between the two sides at a meeting next Tuesday, a proposal which the unions accepted. The strike was initially called to protest against the backlog of payments owed by OSEL to the drivers’ provident fund, health insurance and union fees.

interwoven interests By George Psyllides THE attorney-general yesterday entered the fray concerning the debt write-offs of companies linked to AKEL, suggesting it was an unacceptable form of interwoven interests. Petros Clerides said it was condemnable if the write-off was a gratuitous gesture on behalf of the bank. “Because this is a case of interwoven interests -- and it looks like it is present, not only now, it always existed – of political and economic powers and others,” the attorneygeneral told the state broadcaster. “It is very well known that a person with economic power can also acquire political power.” Clerides was commenting on reports that on September 5, 2006, a gentlemen’s agreement was made between then Bank of Cyprus manager (now finance minister) Vassos Shiarly, on behalf of the bank, and Antonis Papanicolaou, director of Delta Trading Ltd, and AKEL secretariat member in charge of economic affairs, Venizelos Zanettou, whereby the assets of Delta Trading Ltd were transferred to Delta (Distributors) Ltd. It also provided for the forced sale of a plot of land, owned by Delta Trading, in Limassol, the writing off of €6.5 million owed to the bank and the subsequent removal of all personal guarantors from the loan agreement. Clerides said writing-off debts was not a crime, but if it took place because of the connections between politicians and the financiers, then it was unacceptable. Main opposition DISY deputy Marios Mavrides said such acts were immoral. “Is there transparency? Is there accountability on the part of the bank? Was there political pressure?” Mavrides said. Sunday’s report followed a similar one in August that the Bank of Cyprus had written off a debt of €2.7m owed by another AKEL-controlled company, Tamasos Enterprises Ltd. AKEL has denied having any official link to the companies. The party’s spokesman said yesterday the affair was an attempt to undo AKEL’s clean image. He also said certain bank executives, and people who want to provide them with cover, were trying to muddy the waters. “AKEL was the party that raised their (bankers’) responsibilities,” Giorgos Loukaides said.

Planning Amnesty Want to get updated title deeds Declare intent before October 31, 2012

DISCOUNT FOR BOOKINGS TAKEN IN NOVEMBER

(Excluding special monthly rates) SO DONT DELAY, BOOK TODAY FREE MEET & GREET OPTION. STILL THE CHEAPEST CHOICE WITH THE BEST SERVICE Ring us now on 97785663, email info@autoairpark.com Or book online at www.autoairpark .com

For any information please contact: R.T.C. RELIABLE HOMES L.T.D. Mob. +(357) 99 55 69 22 Office. +(357) 25 81 77 88


CYPRUS MAIL Friday, October 26, 2012

5

Home Etihad updates Larnaca flight schedule

Popular Bank slashes wages Union describes the decision as ‘arbitrary’

ETIHAD Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has updated its Larnaca-Abu Dhabi flight schedule. The move will continue to see the UAE flag carrier operate three weekly services to and from Larnaca, with the switching of the carrier’s Sunday flights to Monday, effective October 29. John Rees Evans, Etihad Airways Country Manager in Cyprus, said: “Improved travel options for business and leisure passengers going directly to Abu Dhabi and connecting onwards to more than 80 of our destinations across the GCC, Indian Subcontinent, North Asia and Australia are the reasons behind our decision to update the schedule. The new flight schedule will also give our leisure guests travelling from Cyprus the opportunity to experience weekend breaks in the exciting UAE capital - Abu Dhabi”. Etihad Airways operates a two-cabin Airbus A320 aircraft between Larnaca and Abu Dhabi. This configuration means 816 seats a week – 96 in Pearl Business, and 720 in Coral Economy. Flight EY093 flies every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It departs from Abu Dhabi at 09:34 and arrives in Larnaca at 11:45. The return flight, EY094, departs from Larnaca at 14:15 and arrives in Abu Dhabi at 19:25, local time. For flight schedules and bookings, visit www.etihad. com/cy or a local travel agent.

On watch for illegal tree cutters AUTHORITIES yesterday said they would be intensifying efforts to stop illegal tree cutting after an increasing number of people have taken to cutting them for firewood. The Forestry department said in an announcement that in order to accommodate people’s needs it would be offering firewood at reasonable prices, from material gathered after fires or cutting trees as part of forest maintenance. The department said that it has already made available over 2,000 cubic metres of firewood over two months. But alongside measures to accommodate people, the police, the Game Fund and other bodies have all committed to becoming more vigilant, adding more patrols and frequenting known routes used by illegal tree cutters, the Forestry Department said. “The effort is not geared towards creating problems in mountainous [areas] but to stop illegal tree cutting… by some ‘clever people’ for trading or satisfying their needs.”

By George Psyllides THE Popular Bank has decided to cut salaries by up to 17 per cent and also reduce allowances as part of its effort to restructure following its nationalisation earlier this year, it emerged yesterday. In a circular obtained by the media yesterday, the troubled lender’s management announced that it had decided to introduce staggered cuts between 4.9 per cent and 17 per cent as well as reduce and in some cases scrap certain allowances starting this month. Popular was forced to ask for €1.8 billion in state assistance after taking heavy losses from its exposure to Greek debt and being unable to raise the necessary regulatory capital through private funds. “We are fully aware of the unpleasant nature of the measures as well as their effect on your income,” the

Bank will implement cuts of up to 17 per cent

management said. “But it is exceptionally important for us to work together” to secure the group’s future prospects. The measures were drafted without the agreement of bank employee union ETYK, as the two sides failed to come up with a common proposal, the lender said. But ETYK’s positions were taken into consideration, the bank said. The union described the decision as “arbitrary,” suggesting that it had been taken in advance, ignoring its recommendations. ETYK said it will hold meetings with the employees and decide accordingly. Beyond the salary cuts, the lender informed employees that it would be cutting various allowances by up to 60 per cent and scrapping others, like the marriage allowance. Overtime will be compensated with extra days off. The lender said it was also restricting use of compa-

ny cars by executives, and phones. Employees will be allowed to restructure their loans in a bid to lighten the burden while a scheme providing for interest-free loans and a bonus for acquiring professional qualifications will remain in effect. Following its nationalisation, Popular is undergoing a transitional adjustment period with a restructuring plan aiming to transform the group’s efficiency, restore profitability, further strengthen its capital base and enhance its prospects. In Greece, the first phase of the scheduled rationalisation and branch network reduction has been completed -- 23 branches have already been closed or merged while the network was fully reorganised by sector to ensure sound and more efficient management of the clientele. In Cyprus 10 branches have closed since the end of 2011.


Saturday, October 27, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

6

Home Suspect in Palestinian boy’s rape declines entering plea at hearing By Jacqueline Agathocleous THE 37-YEAR-OLD man from Larnaca accused of brutally raping a 10-year-old Palestinian boy in August yesterday refrained from entering a plea on the charges brought against him. He will respond on November 15, following a request by his legal team, which was accepted by the state prosecution. The charges include illegal intercourse with a person under the age of 13, abduction, assault against a policeman and carrying weapons. The defence team requested all the evidence and witness material so it can be examined before the 37-year-old enters his

plea. His lawyer also told court that his client, who is currently at the Central Prisons, was ambushed by other inmates – with the approval of prison guards – who shaved his head. The alleged rape of the boy took place on August 1. The Palestinian boy was treated in hospital in a state of shock, having had to walk from the scene of the rape, along Phinikoudes to Larnaca’s police headquarters at the end of the seafront. The Cyprus Mail was told at the time that the boy was some distance away from his home on his bike at around 9pm in the evening, when a Greek-speaking man on a motorbike stopped him and his friend saying he wanted to show them his dog. The boy was reluctant to go with the man, who however forced him to get on the bike. The man then brought the boy to

a rooftop and raped him there under the threat of a knife. The 10-year-old subsequently walked to the police station and told officers what had happened to him. The police called his parents and then took his statement, which was corroborated after an examination from a state pathologist. It was yesterday reported that the suspect had been convicted in 1994 to 15 years in prison for abducting and raping a Chinese woman. He is also said to have charges pending against him for sexually harassing two underage boys in Nicosia, for which he paid €50,000 bail to be released. There are currently 21 witnesses willing to testify against him.

Angry and concerned over pervert’s release ‘How can we let a paedophile, who admitted to his crime, walk free? Who can guarantee he will not hurt other kids’ By Jacqueline Agathocleous THE POLICE force has come under heavy criticism for releasing a 67-year-old man last week, who admitted to sexually molesting a young relative of his, and who lives in the same neighbourhood as his alleged victim – and possibly other vulnerable children. The matter came to light when AKEL deputy Irene Charalambidou announced she had information the man was released following a “political intervention”. She said she could not understand how someone who admitted to molesting a child was not kept in custody until his trial. The case brought to the forefront the complete lack of a legal framework surrounding paedophiles, with the child commissioner blasting government and parliament for failing to protect the island’s children. Limassol police chief Ioannis Soteriades attempted to justify the force’s actions. “The investigation into the matter was completed within a day and the file was sent to the Attorney-general, so a remand was not deemed necessary,” he told the Cyprus Mail. Soteriades claimed the police and social services had taken measures to protect the child, but could not say what these measures were. “Patrols were sent to the area and there is no issue of the child being molested again,” was his offered explanation. Asked why someone who admitted to sexually molest-

ing a child was allowed to go home to the same neighbourhood where his victim and her family lived, and where most likely other children were living, the officer said suspected paedophiles were only remanded under “certain conditions”. “When, for example, investigations have not wrapped,” Soteriades explained. “We collected all the information, all the witness accounts, the child was examined by a pathologist immediately, so our job was done.” But he claimed that certain restrictions were imposed on the 67-year-old suspect, without however providing details. So far, the media has reported that the man “allegedly admitted” to the crime. However Soteriades confirmed to the paper that he did indeed admit to the crime.

CONFESSED “He did admit to the charges against him, this is a fact,” he said. He went on to say these crimes are condemnable, which was why the police acted straight away and the investigation wrapped within a day. “Justice has taken over now,” said the officer. But Charalambidou insisted something was amiss. “This is the first case of its kind, where someone was arrested and admitted to being a paedophile, is in the victim’s family circle, yet was not remanded,” she told the Cyprus Mail. She contradicted Soteriades’ claim that the investigation had wrapped. “On the one hand they are saying the man was not remanded as the investigation was com-

TO LET IN NICOSIA New luxurious spacious (130m2), 2 bedrs flat, 2 balconies, 2 WC, indep. CH, solar system, A/C, granite floors, shutters, Italian kitchen and appliances, storeroom, covered parking in small quiet building (4 flats) in Ay. Dhometios 1.5km from Alfa-Mega Engomi. €560 p.m. Same building very large ONE bedr flat (75m2) with similar amenities €460 p.m.

TEL: 99 544141

pleted, yet they then state the file is not complete and evidence was not sufficient to warrant a remand. It is a contradiction.” But Charalambidou added, “The question is, how can we let a paedophile, who admitted to his crime, walk free? And as his condition was not assessed by an expert, who can guarantee that he will not hurt other children?” Asked why she was refusing to name the politician who intervened, Charalambidou said the child’s familial circle was very well known, while the alleged victim and perpetrator were close relatives. “Any detail that gets out could jeopardise the child and I do not want to do that. Cyprus is very small. My main concern is the child.” She admitted the problems all boiled down to Cyprus’ inadequate legal framework when it came to child sex abuse. “I submitted a proposal in December last year and it has only just been tabled for discussion at the House Legal Affairs Committee,” said Charalambidou. It provides, among others, for the penalty to increase from 20 years in prison to life, when the victim is under 14 years old. It also aims to introduce a system for convicted paedophiles, ensuring they are assessed during their prison term and offered therapy, so as to ensure they are safe to be released back into society. Child commissioner Leda Koursoumba, who has been pushing for these law amendments for a long time, was infuriated by this recent case. “I was informed about the

details from the deputy police chief, but the explanations I was given were absolutely not satisfactory,” Koursoumba told the Cyprus Mail. “He said because the man admitted to the crime, he could be released until the trial.” She said she had had enough of politicians only making a fuss when something like this happened – as was the case with a 10-yearold Palestinian boy who was lured to a rooftop in Larnaca in August and raped by a 37year-old Greek Cypriot man.

GUNS BLAZING “Everyone comes out, all guns blazing, shouting about what should be or what should not be. Wherever there is a camera, they rush to stand in front of it and give their opinion. Then they retreat to their offices and forget all about it,” she said. “This is unacceptable and it is time it stopped. Measures need to be taken, and they need to be taken now.” “Cyprus has delayed taking measures to protect its children for a very long time,” said Koursoumba. “We need to start introducing prevention measures, inform families and empower children. A child that is informed is empowered. We need more child friendly justice.” She said the need for action was all the more important now, with the economic crisis. “Now with the economic crisis, where families are facing serious survival problems, they are even more distanced from their children, without this being their fault.”

In the District Court of Paphos

The Game Fund yesterday released 42 wild birds in Nicosia’s Athalassa park that were orphaned or injured, among them two eagles, a stork, a pelican and a number of hawks, which had received love and attention at the Game Fund Rehabilitation centre. “Dozens of injured, ill or orphaned wild birds and

mammals are admitted at the centre each year, to be treated and be rehabilitated,” the Game Fund said in an announcement. At the centre, which was set up in 1995, they are nurtured and trained so that they may be return to the wild. There are 16 birds still in the centre (Christos Theodorides)

Probate Jurisdiction Application No. 272/2012 In the matter of LESLIE FRANK PARADOE, deceased of Pafos Notice is hereby given that after the expiration of eight days from today, application will be made in the Probate Registry of Pafos for the grant of probate of the estate of LESLIE FRANK PARDOE, deceased of Pafos. Andreas Demetriades & Co LLC Advocates

Cyclist dead after being run over A 45-YEAR-OLD cyclist was killed on Thursday night when he was run over by a car on the old Limassol-Paphos road. The 45-year-old was hit by a car that was tailing him, driven by a 58-year-old. The cyclist was thrown to the opposite lane where he hit another car. The man was taken to Paphos General Hospital where the doctor on duty declared him dead. A breathalyser test showed the car driver was not drinking. He was arrested as part of the police’s investigation.


CYPRUS MAIL Saturday, October 27, 2012

7

Europe

Six UK care home workers jailed for abuse of residents

Malala ‘will rise again’

Five others receive suspended sentences

THE father of a Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the the Taliban for advocating girls’ education said yesterday his daughter was strong and would “rise again” to pursue her dreams after receiving treatment in a British hospital. Malala Yousufzai, 15, was flown from Pakistan to Birmingham to receive specialist treatment after the October 9 attack which drew widespread international condemnation. She has become a powerful symbol of resistance to the radical Islamist group’s effort to deny women an education. Her father, Ziauddin Yousufzai, and other family members flew to Britain on Thursday to help their daughter’s recovery. “They wanted to kill her. But she fell temporarily. She will rise again. She will stand again,” he said, his voice wavering and breaking with emotion as he spoke. “It’s a miracle for us ... She was in a very bad condition,” he told reporters, sitting alongside his son. “She is improving with encouraging speed.”

The 11 Winterbourne View hospital staff members were caught in a BBC Panorama sting by a reporter with a hidden camera posing as a carer

By Rod Minchin and Emma Hallett SIX members of staff caught abusing vulnerable residents at a care home by an undercover journalist were jailed yesterday. Five others were given suspended sentences by a judge at Bristol Crown Court, who condemned the abuse they meted out to disabled patients at the Winterbourne View private hospital, at Hambrook, South Gloucestershire. The 11 - nine support workers and two nurses - were caught in a BBC Panorama sting by a reporter with a hidden camera posing as a carer. His shocking footage showed residents being slapped, soaked in water, trapped under chairs, taunted, sworn at and having their hair pulled and eyes poked. On one shocking occasion three support workers forcibly held down a resident while a nurse forced para-

cetamol into her mouth. Whistleblower Terry Bryan, a former nurse at the home, went to the BBC with his concerns after his complaints to owner Castlebeck and care watchdogs were ignored. Journalist Joseph Carey recorded shocking footage during a five-week investigation in February and March last year and the programme was shown the following June. A serious case review published in August criticised

Darlington-based Castlebeck Ltd, which owned the hospital, for putting profits before humanity. The 26-bed hospital opened in 2006 and by 2010 had a turnover of £3.7 million. The average weekly fee for a patient was £3,500. Prosecutor Kerry Barker said care watchdogs failed to act on repeated warnings of “inhumane, cruel and hate-fuelled treatment” of patients. “The so-called restraint techniques were used to in-

Oil executive murder investigated BELGIAN prosecutors are investigating the murder of a British oil executive who was shot and killed in unexplained circumstances in front of his wife as they walked to their car after dinner at an Italian restaurant in Brussels. Nicholas Mockford, who worked for US oil giant ExxonMobil , was shot on October 14 after an evening meal, but prosecutors declined to say if they were investigating the case as a possible contract killing. A woman who lived opposite where the couple had parked their car said she had heard three shots and then called the police. When she went out to investigate, she recognised Mockford’s wife as a customer of her husband’s hairdresser. “She was clearly shocked and she said that they had demanded money, money, car, car. Those were the words she heard. One would

Nicholas Mockford worked for US oil giant ExxonMobil imagine it was a car-jacking,” she said. Police initially suspected Mockford had been killed in a failed car hijacking, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters, though the couple’s Lexus sports utility vehicle had not been taken after the shooting.

Marcello Minacapelli, the owner of the Italian restaurant, said the couple, who were not regulars, had left at about 10pm on the Sunday evening, but he had not seen the incident. Brussels prosecutors said they were not prepared to comment further on the details or circumstances of the case until the perpetrators were caught. Mockford, 59, was a manager within the chemicals arm of ExxonMobil and had worked over a period of 38 years in Britain, Belgium and Singapore. ExxonMobil Belgium confirmed he had worked as a department head at its office in Machelen, on the outskirts of Brussels. No one was willing to comment when Reuters called Mockford’s family home in Grimbergen, an affluent town just north of the capital Brussels.

Russia opposition leader charged with plotting riots RUSSIAN investigators yesterday charged protest leader Sergei Udaltsov with plotting riots, in a case that has raised alarm among rights activists and Western governments. The Federal Investigative Committee formally charged Udaltsov in morning questioning, after a pro-Kremlin TV channel broadcast footage from a hidden camera which it said showed him conspiring with a Georgian politician. Udaltsov faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted in the case, which he and other

Kremlin critics say is part of a tightening clampdown on dissent since Vladimir Putin started a fresh six-year presidential term in May amid a wave of protests. Unlike two lesser-known activists charged in the same case, Udaltsov was not detained but has been ordered to remain in Moscow pending further investigation and possible trial. One of the two, Leonid Razvozzhayev, said he was abducted in Ukraine last week and tortured. He has formally retracted his confession, his lawyer Mark Feigin said on Thursday.

flict pain, humiliate patients and bully them into compliance with the demands of their carers,” Barker said. “It is the Crown’s case that generally the offences were motivated by hostility to-

wards the victims based on their disabilities.” Barker told the court that the five residents, Simone Blake, Simon Tovey, Louise Bissett, Louisa Deville and Lorraine Guildford, suffered greatly at the hands of the defendants. Among the hours of graphic footage played to the court during the sentencing hearing was support worker Wayne Rogers telling Miss Blake: “Do you want me to get a cheese grater and grate your face off? Do you want me to turn you into a giant pepperoni?” He also slapped Tovey across the cheek and told him: “Do you want a scrap? Do you want a fight? Go on and I will bite your bloody face off.” Colleague Alison Dove said Blake “loved pain” and then told her: “Simone, come here and I’ll punch your face.” Dove also threatened Bissett when she broke a window in the lounge with a chair. She snarled at her: “Listen, in future I’m going to let you sit on the f****** floor, cos you don’t deserve a chair.”


Saturday, October 27, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

8

World

‘Wen family has massive wealth’

Chinese Premier Wen

THE family of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, a leader known for his humble roots and compassion for ordinary people, has accumulated massive wealth during his time in power, The New York Times reported yesterday. “A review of corporate and regulatory records indicates that the prime minister’s relatives, some of whom have a knack for aggressive deal-making, including his wife, have controlled assets worth at least $2.7 billion,” it said. The Times’ websites in English and Chinese were blocked in China yesterday morning, and searches for The New York Times as well as the names of Wen’s children and wife were blocked on China’s main Twitter-like microblog service. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei

Death toll in Myanmar violence reaches 112

Suicide bomber kills 40 at Afghan mosque

THE number of people killed in six days of unrest in western Myanmar reached at least 112 yesterday as security forces used deadly force to break up the worst sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims in years. The United Nations warned Myanmar’s fledgling democracy could be “irreparably damaged” by the clashes, which come just five months after communal unrest killed more than 80 people and displaced at least 75,000 in the same region Ethnic Buddhist Rakhines told Reuters they were shot by security forces struggling to impose order on Rakhine State, where violence with Rohingya Muslims has engulfed several districts, including Kyaukpyu where a multibillion-dollar ChinaMyanmar pipeline starts. The escalating death toll, which has doubled from Wednesday, severely tests the reformist government’s ability to contain historic ethnic and religious tensions suppressed during nearly a half century of military rule that ended last year. “The fabric of social order could be irreparably damaged and the reform and opening up process being currently pursued by the government is likely to be jeopardised,” a spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement that described the violence as “deeply troubling”.

Hit pinned on Taliban claims about 20 police

$120 million five years ago, the newspaper said. The Times said it presented its findings to the government for comment. The Foreign Ministry declined to respond. Members of Wen’s family also declined to comment or did not respond to requests for comment, the Times said. The private lives of Chinese leaders as well as their assets are kept under wraps, with personal details considered state secrets. Still, cases against lower-level officials, often exposed by Chinese media, and reports on senior officials by Western and Hong Kong news organisations, underscore the extent to which those with power profit from their standing. Occasionally, top officials are caught and prosecuted.

A SUICIDE bomber killed at least 40 people in a mosque in Afghanistan’s relatively peaceful north yesterday as worshippers gathered for prayers marking the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, police officials said. The attack in Maimana, capital of Faryab province, also wounded 40, regional police chief General Abdul Khaliq Aqsai said, pinning the blame on the Taliban. A Taliban spokesman said they were investigating to find out who was responsible. “The suicide bomber detonated explosives when our countrymen were congratulating each other on the Eid holiday,” said Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, spokesman for the police in the Afghan north, adding that almost half of the dead were police. He said Aqsai appeared to be the target. “As soon as the police chief got in his vehicle, the bomber detonated his explosives,” Ahmadzai said About 20 bodies, some in police uniform, lay in front of the mosque’s gates as smoke

Bahamas drenched HURRICANE Sandy pounded the Bahamas with battering winds and rain yesterday, sweeping over the island chain after killing 21 people across the Caribbean and posing a menacing threat to the U.S. East Coast. Forecasters warned the late-season storm is expected to combine with a polar air mass near the United States next week, potentially producing a highly unusual and potent storm that could wreak havoc along the US East Coast. The US National Hurricane Center early yesterday issued tropical storm warnings for much of the Florida coast and tropical storm watches up through much of North Carolina.

Nuke plant could still be leaking THE operator of Japan’s quake-struck Fukushima nuclear power plant said yesterday it could not rule out the possibility that it may still be leaking radiation into the sea. A massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 triggered fuelrod meltdowns at the plant, causing radiation leakage, contamination of food and water and mass evacuations, although the government declared in December that the disaster was under control.

By Bashir Ansari

THIS WEEK IN YOUR

WIN

told a daily briefing the report “smears China’s name and has ulterior motives”. Asked why the websites were blocked, Hong said: “China manages the Internet in accordance with laws and rules.” The Times reported that Wen’s mother, siblings and children had amassed the majority of the wealth since Wen was named vice premier in 1998. Wen was promoted to the premiership in 2003. Giving one example, The Times said partnerships controlled by Wen’s relatives and their friends and colleagues held up to $2.2 billion in stock in Ping An Insurance (Group) Co of China Ltd in 2007, the last year those stock holdings were disclosed in public documents. Wen’s 90-year-old mother had one investment in Ping An that was worth

WORLD TODAY

Kids stabbed to death by nanny The suicide attack in Maimana, capital of Faryab province, targeted worshippers marking the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday billowed above. The attack, at around 9am local time on the first day of Eid, came just before President Hamid Karzai repeated his call for the Taliban to join the government. “If you (Taliban) want to come to the government, you are welcome. You have rights as an Afghan and as a Muslim,” he said in a speech marking Eid in the capital, Kabul. Kabul and Washington

have been seeking separate peace negotiations with the Taliban as the 2014 deadline looms for most foreign troops to leave. Karzai condemned the mosque attack in a statement. Violence is intensifying across the country 11 years into the NATO-led war, sparking concerns over how the 350,000-strong Afghan security forces, often the target of the Taliban, will man-

SundayMail

DINNER FOR TWO AT FANOUS LEBANESE RESTAURANT

ENTER OUR COMPETITION (living page 28)

age once most foreign troops leave. The Taliban, in a statement released to media yesterday, said two Afghan soldiers were behind the attack in western Farah province on Thursday that killed one Italian soldier. One of them later joined the Taliban, the statement said, along with the policeman who killed two US soldiers in southern Uruzgan province on Thursday.

A MOTHER returned home to her luxury New York City apartment on Thursday to find two of her young children stabbed to death in the bathtub, and the family’s nanny was arrested as the suspect in the killings, police said. The mother discovered the bodies of the little boy and girl at about 5.30pm in their apartment, near Central Park, on Manhattan’s affluent Upper West Side, police said.


CYPRUS MAIL Saturday, October 27, 2012

9

World

Obama casts his vote early

Damascus car bomb shatters Eid ceasefire Many casualties reported in Syria capital By Dominic Evans A POWERFUL car bomb exploded in Damascus yesterday, inflicting many casualties and buffeting a shaky temporary truce in the Syrian conflict on the occasion of a Muslim religious holiday. State television said the “terrorist car bomb” had killed five people and wounded 32, according to “preliminary figures”. Opposition activists said the bomb had gone off near a makeshift children’s playground built for the Eid al-Adha holiday in the southern Daf al-Shok district of the capital. Fighting erupted around Syria earlier as both sides violated the Eid al-Adha ceasefire arranged by international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, but violence was far less intense than usual. The Syrian military said it had responded to attacks by insurgents on army positions, in line with its announcement on Thursday that would cease military activity during the four-day holiday, but reserved the right to react to rebel actions. Brahimi’s ceasefire appeal had won widespread international support, including from Russia, China and Iran, President Bashar al-Assad’s main foreign allies. The UN-Arab League envoy

had hoped to build on the truce to calm a 19-monthold conflict that has killed an estimated 32,000 people and worsened instability in the Middle East.

TRUCE BREACHES Violence appeared to wane in some areas, but truce breaches by both sides swiftly marred Syrians’ hopes of celebrating Eid al-Adha, the climax of the Haj pilgrimage to Mecca, in peace. The imam of Mecca’s Grand Mosque called on Arabs and Muslims to take “practical and urgent” steps to stop bloodshed in Syria. The Syrian conflict has aggravated divisions in the Islamic world, with Shi’ite Iran supporting Assad and USallied Sunni nations such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar backing his foes. “The world should bear responsibility for this prolonged and painful disaster (in Syria) and the responsibility is greater for the Arabs and Muslims who should call on each other to support the oppressed against the oppressor,” Sheikh Saleh Mohammed al-Taleb told worshippers during Eid prayers. For some in Syria, there was no respite from war, but by dusk the death toll was still significantly lower than in recent days, when often be-

tween 150 to 200 people have been killed. The heaviest fighting took place around the army base at Wadi al-Daif, near the Damascus-Aleppo highway, which rebels have been trying to seize from the army for two weeks. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said nine soldiers were killed by rebel bombardment of the base, which completely destroyed one building, and four rebel fighters were killed in clashes around Wadi al-Daif. Four people were killed by tank fire and snipers in Harasta, a town near Damascus, activists said. Gunfire and explosions echoed over Douma, just east of the capital. Rockets killed one person in the besieged Khalidiya district of Homs. Clashes erupted at a checkpoint near the Mahlab army barracks in Aleppo. There was shooting at checkpoints near Tel Kelakh, on the Lebanese border, and clashes in the town itself. Heavy machine gun fire and mortar explosions were audible along the Turkey-Syrian border near the Syrian town of Haram, a Reuters witness in the Turkish border village of Besaslan said. Rebels in the northern town near the Turkish border said a sniper had killed one of their fighters early yesterday.

New Netanyahu alliance could backfire PRIME Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tieup with far-right coalition partner Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman could backfire by eroding their lead ahead of Israel’s January 22 ballot, a poll said yesterday. The findings flew in the face of Netanyahu’s prediction that, by merging with his fiery rival for nationalist votes, he would muster a “big, cohesive force” of support to win a third term as premier. They also suggested opposition parties, long dawdling thanks to Israel’s stable economy and disillusionment with the deadlocked Palestinian peace process, would be re-energised by the conservative incumbent’s tack toward the Lieberman tent. According to a survey published by top-rated television station Channel Two, the joint candidate list of Netanyahu’s Likud and Lieberman’s Israel Beiteinu parties, announced on Thursday, would take just 33 of the 120 seats in parliament. Though that still puts them ahead of rival

parties, it represented a drop-off from Monday, before the unexpected alliance was unveiled, when a poll for parliament’s television station Knesset 99 gave them a combined 39 seats. “Unifying lists usually shrinks them,” commented Nahum Barnea of the biggest-selling newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. “Anyone who did not tolerate Lieberman and voted for Netanyahu will think twice, and the same is true for those who did not tolerate Netanyahu and voted for Lieberman.” Yesterday’s poll also found boosted support for Israel’s strongest opposition parties, left-leaning Labour and the new, centrist Yesh Atid. They were seen taking 27 and 18 seats, respectively, up from the 19 and 15 predicted on Monday. Reasons analysts gave for that shift included worry among wavering Israelis about the rise of the Soviet-born Lieberman, an often undiplomatic diplomat who faces possible indictment on graft charges - though he denies wrongdoing.

Iranian lawyer and filmmaker awarded Sakharov Prize THE European Union’s prize for human rights and freedom of thought was awarded to two Iranians yesterday, a lawyer and a filmmaker who have both been cut off from the outside world for defying the country’s leadership. Imprisoned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, 49, and filmmaker Jafar Panahi, 52, were awarded the European Parliament’s Sakharov

Prize for their courage in defending their own and others’ basic freedoms, the parliament said. Named in honour of Soviet scientist and dissident Andrei Sakharov, the prize has been awarded by the European Parliament annually since 1988. The first recipients were Nelson Mandela and Russian author and dissident Anatoly Marchenko. Russian punk

group Pussy Riot was also nominated this year. “The award ... is a message of solidarity and recognition to a woman and a man who have not been bowed by fear and intimidation and who have decided to put the fate of their country before their own,” said European Parliament President Martin Schulz as he announced the winners.

A handout picture shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (right) attending prayers on the first day of Eid alAdha in Damascus yesterday (AFP)

PRESIDENT Barack Obama won the endorsement of retired General Colin Powell, a moderate Republican, on Thursday as he and Republican rival Mitt Romney engaged in frantic campaigning in battleground states to try to turn a razor-close race their way. Hoping to encourage supporters to vote ahead of the November 6 election, Obama cast his ballot early in his home town of Chicago. Romney portrayed himself as an agent of change during a day campaigning in Ohio with 12 days to go until the election. There was little movement in the overall state of the tied race. Romney was clinging to a one percentage point lead over Obama in Thursday’s Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll, up 47 per cent to 46 per cent for Obama. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll showed how Romney has made up ground since defeating Obama in the first of their three presidential debates on October 3. The poll had Romney up by 50 per cent to 47 per cent among likely voters.

THIS WEEK IN YOUR

SundayMail Mystery night

Trainer mania

Entertainment given a new twist with crimes to solve

Street style gets serious with addiction to sports shoes

On stage A round-up of what is new at the theatre


Saturday, October 27, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

10

Business UBS rogue trader: my actions not fraudulent

US consumers spur growth despite business caution

FORMER UBS trader Kweku Adoboli wept yesterday as he told a jury that his “off-book trades” were done for the benefit of a bank that meant everything to him. Addressing the court for the first time since his trial started six weeks ago, Adoboli, 32, said he believed his behaviour was not fraudulent and he had worked incredibly hard for years to generate profits. “UBS was my family and every single thing I did, every single bit of effort I put into that organisation, was for the benefit of the bank,” he said. The British-educated Ghanaian was arrested on September 15, 2011, and blamed for losses of $2.3 billion (£1.4 billion). He was in custody until he was granted bail in June 2012. He has pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud and four of false accounting, covering the period between October 2008 and September 2011. The prosecution say Adoboli traded far in excess of his authorised risk limits, concealed his unhedged positions by booking fictitious hedges and lied to the back office when asked questions about his accounts. Adoboli told the court he had begun making what he called “off-book trades” in late 2008 after realising the Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) desk where he worked faced mounting costs that would reduce any profits it could make. Asked about his so-called trading “umbrella”, Adoboli described it as an accounting mechanism that had an legitimate purpose. He said it consisted of holding some trades off-book for a period of time to try to generate a profit. Then those profits would be leaked back into the profit and loss account to offset costs incurred by the ETFs desk such as funding costs.

Thirdquarter growth at 2% annual rate By Lucia Mutikani U.S. economic growth picked up in the third quarter as a late burst in consumer spending offset the first cutbacks in investment in more than a year by cautious businesses. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2 per cent annual rate, the Commerce Department said yesterday, accelerating from the second quarter’s 1.3 per cent pace. Still, the stronger pace of expansion fell short of what is needed to make much of a dent in unemployment, and details of the report did not bode well for an acceleration in output in the fourth quarter, as a spurt in government spending was seen as temporary. A growth pace in excess of 2.5 per cent is needed over several quarters to make substantial headway cutting the jobless rate. Economists polled by Reuters had expected a 1.9 per cent growth pace in the third quarter. The report offers little cheer for the White House ahead of the closely contested November 6 presidential election, in which President Barack Obama is trying to fend off Republican challenger Mitt Romney. US stock index futures pared losses after the data, while Treasuries briefly cut early price gains. The dollar trimmed losses against the yen, and cut gains against the

Consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 per cent of US economic activity, grew at a 2 per cent rate after increasing 1.5 per cent in the prior period euro. Since climbing out of the 2007-09 recession, the economy has faced a series of headwinds from high gasoline prices to the debt turmoil in Europe and, lately, fears of US government austerity. It has struggled to exceed a 2 per cent growth pace and remains about 4.5 million jobs short of where it stood when the downturn started.

These Bank of Cyprus rates for telegraphic transfer transactions (spot deals) apply to yesterday, but provide a good guide to today’s value against the euro. Buying Selling Pound St

0.8069 0.7989

US Dollar

1.3002 1.2872

Australian $

1.2702 1.2388

Canadian Dol.

1.3040 1.2718

Swiss Fr

1.2171 1.2025

Denmark Kr

7.5528 7.3664 104.1612 102.9188

Norwegian Kr

7.5575 7.3709

Polish Zloty

4.2109

4.1069

Romanian Leu 4.6538 4.4713 Russian Ruble 41.1480 40.1320 Swedish Kr

Consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 per cent of US economic activity, grew at a 2 per cent rate after increasing 1.5 per cent in the prior period. High stock prices and firming house values have made households a bit more willing to take on new debt, supporting consumer spending. The faster pace of spending was achieved despite a spike

Anglo CEO quits as share price lags

Rates

Japan Yen

Consumers, however, largely shrugged off the impending sharp cuts in government spending and higher taxes, which are due at the start of the year absent congressional action. Indeed, they went on a bit of a shopping spree as the quarter wound down, buying a range of goods - including automobiles and Apple Inc’s iPhone 5.

in inflation pressures as gasoline prices rose. A price index for personal spending rose at a 1.8 per cent rate, accelerating from the second quarter’s 0.7 per cent pace. But a core inflation measure that strips out food and energy costs slowed to a 1.3 per cent rate after rising 1.7 per cent in the prior quarter, suggesting the increase in overall price pressures will be temporary. However, with about 23 million Americans either out of work or underemployed, the current pace of spending may not be sustained, especially if gasoline prices maintain their recent upward march and families get a higher tax bill in 2013. Incomes were squeezed in the last quarter, causing households to save less to fund their purchases. The amount of income available to households after accounting for inflation and taxes rose at a tepid 0.8 per cent rate in the third quarter, slowing after a brisk 3.1 per cent pace the prior period. The saving rate slowed to 3.7 per cent after increasing to 4 per cent in the second quarter. There was surprisingly good news on government spending, which snapped eight straight quarters of declines on a strong rebound in defence outlays. Government spending accounted for 0.7 percentage point of GDP growth. However, that might not be sustained given the austerity plans for next year. Fears of the fiscal cliff fears hammered business spending, which dropped at a 1.3 per cent pace in the third quarter, falling for the first time since the first three months of 2011. The fiscal cliff refers to automatic tax hikes and government spending cuts, which will drain about $600 billion out of the economy next year absent congressional action.

8.7964 8.5792

Outgoing CEO Cynthia Carroll was the first non-South African, the first woman and the first outsider to take the top job at Anglo in 2007

ANGLO American’s Chief Executive Cynthia Carroll has quit after more than five years in the job, under pressure from investors over the mining group’s lagging share price and continued dependence on strike-hit South Africa. A geologist by training, New Jersey-born Carroll ruffled feathers when she moved from the aluminium industry to become the first nonSouth African, the first woman and the first outsider to take the top job at Anglo in 2007. Rejecting suggestions Carroll was pushed out, Chairman John Parker, her long-standing supporter, said there had been “differences of opinion” with shareholders, but the decision to step down was Carroll’s own, as she approached her seventh year in a “very gruelling and demanding role”. “Institutional pressure has been building for some time to replace Cynthia, so the news will be welcomed”, one of Anglo’s 15 largest shareholders said. “Ultimately, running Anglo is one of the toughest jobs around and, although Cynthia made a good start as CEO, the feeling is the company has gone backwards in the last two to three years.” Carroll’s efforts to streamline a mining group with colonial roots that became a sprawling conglomerate, her campaign to cut billions in costs and efforts to shift Anglo’s centre of gravity away from South Africa have won her support among investors.

A campaign to improve ties with South Africa’s government has also won praise - South Africa’s mines minister, Susan Shabangu, said Carroll’s departure was a “disappointment”. But Carroll’s relationship with investors became troubled after big-ticket acquisitions such as the Minas Rio iron ore project in Brazil - an early bid to diversify Anglo’s portfolio, which suffered cost overruns and delays. Anglo has yet to give a final cost for Minas Rio, bought in a $5.5-billion deal at the top of the commodities cycle, but analysts say spending could rise to $8 billion from current forecasts of $5.8 billion, already twice original estimates. “Her strategic moves didn’t always hit the mark. The acquisition of Minas Rio, promptly followed by a dividend cut, was a particular low point,” another of Anglo’s 15 top investors said. Anglo scrapped its 2008 dividend to preserve cash. Crippling strikes in platinum and iron ore mines in South Africa in recent weeks have revived long-standing worries over Anglo’s exposure to the country, aggravating concerns about a share price that has underperformed its peers. Despite her cost cuts, according to analysts at Macquarie, under Carroll Anglo has lost one-third of its value on a US dollar market capitalisation basis and is now worth $25 billion less. Other major miners are worth at least the same as they were at the start of 2007.


CYPRUS MAIL Saturday, October 27, 2012

11

Opinion

Football matches can be controlled THE CYPRUS police should be congratulated for the excellent security operation it organised for the visit of the Turkish football club Fenerbahce. The police were on top of the situation from the moment the 70 Fenerbahce players and officials arrived at Larnaca Airport on Wednesday until their departure in the early hours of Friday. There was not a single incident of bad behaviour or aggression, despite the arrival from the north of over a thousand Turkish Cypriot fans and the presence of close to 10,000 AEL fans inside the GSP stadium. Rival fans were kept apart both outside and inside the stadium and they were bodysearched at the entrance to ensure that no potentially dangerous items were smuggled inside. The security operation involved some 400 officers, who guarded the hotel at which the team was staying, escorted their coaches and those of the fans who came from the north, carried out a full search of the stadium and kept order during the match. The fact that not a single incident was reported illustrated how well the police had done their job. Admittedly, they were helped by both football clubs that worked impeccably together, keeping politics out of the tie and focusing on the unifying effect of sport. AEL officials laid on the hospitality and their Fenerbahce counterparts responded very positively. In short, the clubs sent the right signals, helping the police’s job. If Cyprus’ clubs could show the same level of graciousness when confronting each other, it might help the police control the hooligan element.

Logic finally wins IN THE END, the Supreme Court was needed to expose the irrationality of the illiberal law regulating shop sales. For years, successive governments and the political parties supported a law that had been imposed on us by the powerful small shopkeepers’ association POVEK, on the grounds that it protected small shops from ‘unfair’ competition.

The reason this absurd law, which prevented shops from advertising price discounts outside the government-designated ‘sales’ period, had been in force for so many years was because POVEK is a powerful pressure group that represents many thousands of votes. Powerful pressure groups dictate government policy, even if their diktats make no sense. In a ruling earlier this week, the Supreme Court upheld an appeal against a decision of the district court, which had fined the group for offering discounts outside the designated period, saying that the sales law was a violation of the EU directive. The objective of a sales law was to protect consumers, not businesses as the state had argued, the ruling said. It is astonishing that there had to be an appeal to the Supreme Court for our authorities to accept what was self-evident – that frequent price discounts by shops are to the benefit of the consumer. And shops had every right to advertise these, because how else would consumers know about them. Rationality has finally won, but it took longer than a decade for this to happen and required the intervention of the Supreme Court.

Want to send a letter? Send letters to the Cyprus Mail by email, fax or post. They should include a full postal address (email address is not sufficient), daytime phone number and reference to any relevant article. Names and addresses may be withheld from publication if circumstances warrant. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. Correspondence will be published at the discretion of the editor.

Splitting water molecules S

TOCKTON-ON-TEES, a small city in northeastern England, has only one claim to fame: the first railway tracks were made and laid in the city in 1822, and the first-ever train ran on those tracks in 1825. But it might one day have another claim, also related to transportation: a locally based start-up company called Air Fuel Synthesis has just produced the first petrol (gasoline) from air and water. It isn’t a lot of petrol – five litres (one gallon) in two months – but Peter Harrison, the company’s chief executive, hopes that within two years they will build a larger plant producing a tonne a day. He envisages refinery-scale operations within fifteen years. “We’ve taken carbon dioxide from air and hydrogen from water and turned these elements into petrol,” Harrison told a conference at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London. Since the carbon dioxide that goes into the air when this fuel is burned exactly equals the amount that was taken out of the air when it was fabricated, it is a carbon-neutral fuel. Provided, of course, that the electricity used in the process comes from renewable sources. No wonder that people who worry about global warming are excited about this breakthrough – but they should get excited slowly. The question was never IF you could create a complex hydrocarbon like petrol from just air and water, but HOW

Comment Gwynne Dyer

MUCH it costs to do it, compared to just pumping oil out of the ground and refining it. The answer in the past has been: far too much. Splitting water molecules to get hydrogen is expensive in terms of the electricity required. Carbon dioxide is easily available as the by-product of burning coal or oil, but using that CO2 as the feedstock for artificial petrol only postpones the moment when it gets into the atmosphere by a few days or weeks. If you want a truly carbon-neutral fuel, then the carbon dioxide you use must come straight from the air. Prototype machines have been built (by Klaus Lackner of Columbia University and David Keith of the University of Calgary) that can extract CO2 from the air in industrial quantities, but the price per tonne at the moment is about $600. That’s far too much, but as Lackner points out, the cost of any new technology plunges steeply once it goes into volume production. And the cost of getting hydrogen from water may also drop dramatically. Daniel Nocera of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has developed a catalyst made from cobalt and phosphorus that can

split water at room temperature. “I’m using cheap, Earth-abundant materials that you can mass-manufacture,” Nocera said in 2008. “As long as you can charge the surface, you can create the catalyst, and it doesn’t get any cheaper than that.” So if the hydrogen is cheap, and the cost of extracting carbon dioxide from the air also falls dramatically, how much would it cost to combine them into petrol? That’s what Air Fuel Synthesis is working on: an integrated, scalable industrial process that takes carbon dioxide from the air and hydrogen from water, combines them into methanol, and then turns that into petrol. Peter Harrison is cagey about his current production cost per litre: at the “proof-of-principle” stage, everything costs a fortune. But as he told The Independent in a recent interview, “You’re in a marketplace where the only way is up for the price of fossil fuel. At some point there will be a crossover where our fuel becomes cheaper.” David Keith sees it the same way. “You’re selling this fuel, and they’re burning it, putting carbon in the air, but then you’re recapturing the same amount of carbon and selling it to them again. That’s a business model that could conceivably take a whack at the global transportation market, which is the hardest part of the climate problem to attack.”

Maybe Harrison’s process will not win the race to capture that market. Maybe the cheaper option will be to grow green algae in waste water or salt water, crush it to extract the oil from it, and then refine the oil into petrol, diesel and so on. (Exxon-Mobil is currently spending about $100 million a year to develop that process.) But one way or another, the petrol we put in our vehicles in 25 years’ time will probably not come out of the ground. An entire industry employing millions of people, and the national budgets of entire countries, and much of the military planning by the world’s great powers, all rest on the assumption that this will never happen. Of course it will. The pressure to cut greenhouse gas emissions will grow as the temperature rises, and the desire for “energy independence” will only get stronger as oil price rises. Back in the 1890s, it was still unclear whether the new “horseless carriages” would ultimately be powered mainly by petrol, steam or electricity. But it was already clear to those with any understanding of the interactions between markets and technology that the day of the horse-and-buggy was over, and the smart money was already getting out of buggy whips.  Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries

The BMWs, Biere blonde bureaucratic gravy train IT’S BRUSSELS on a blazingly hot Monday morning. The 200year-old forests of beech trees, which circle the city, are glorious in golden autumn colours. I drive along Avenue Roosevelt but there’s nowhere to park. All is reserved for CD plates outside the art nouveau and turn of century mansions that line the 3km boulevard housing the HQs and homes of some of the Commission’s 55,000 staff, diplomats and delegates. I count ten new BMWs within a few hundred metres. No wonder I can’t find a space. No wonder, too that the local restaurants charge from €30 a bottle for wine retailing at €6 in the supermarkets around the corner. They serve finest Bordeaux gravy on this particular train. David Cameron, here last week, dared to question the high salaries paid to the Commission’s army of bureaucrats,

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

researchers, civil servants and ancillary staff. He claimed 16 per cent of European Commission staff earn more than €100,000 but, unofficially with allowances, it is thought a great many earn a great deal more than that. He was right to ask the question in these cost cutting times, when home civil servants throughout the EU are experiencing pay freezes and cuts, why the EU isn’t following suit. I’ve been here a year in Brussels, attended various events at the Commission, seen with my own eyes del-

ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 27

egates signing for their daily allowance and then disappearing. Seen the adverts offering salaries of €4,000 a month for relatively minor administrative jobs; seen the inflated prices produced by the expense account culture; committees filled with unelected delegates employing unaccountable staff. Not surprising countries around the EU, being scolded to put their houses in order, look to the centre and shrug. Not surprising governments putting in more money than they are getting out, like the UK, are reluctant to put a referendum to their electorate. They know what the answer might be. Most of us seeing the blatant waste and misuse cannot help but feel that people here are living in a parallel universe to the countries they serve. Few can doubt the EU’s prosperity has kept the peace, but

it has come at a price. For now, we discover, money poured into many countries has been poorly accounted for, that highly paid civil servants successfully lobbying and pursuing the paper trails of grants and subsidies have been fuelled not simply by the self interest of the nation states they serve but have been held in hock by an underlying culture of payback to the richer and more powerful. Fifty per cent of UK trade is with the EU; a stand off risks losing contracts, but I am with Dave the Broom, rather than Barroso who aspires to more Europe not less. For the electorate deserves reform and accountability before contributing more tax for expansion. Brussels first needs to be a transparent, streamlined, cost effective, selfregulatory bureaucracy before it lectures others - that really would deserve a Peace Prize.

WHAT THE MAIL SAID

1950

25 years ago Thursday October 27, 1987

The British intelligence service is searching for the missing atomic scientist Bruno Pontecorvo who disappeared seven weeks ago.

Gunmen shot dead three Americans, including two airmen and a Filipino near a US air base yesterday and authorities immediately urged tens of thousands of US servicemen and dependents in the Philippines to stay indoors. They were killed after the US moved to settle a row by withdrawing a military attaché.

1967 The Abortion Act is passed after a free vote in the House of Commons, meaning that abortions can be performed legally at up to 28 weeks’ gestation.

1968 An estimated 6,000 marchers demonstrating against the Vietnam War face up to police outside the US Embassy in London.

1971 President Mobutu Sese Seko changes the name of the Republic of Congo to Zaïre in order to return the country to African authenticity.

1982 Three RUC officers investigating reports of a robbery in Lurgan die after a bomb explodes beneath their armoured police car.

35 years ago Saturday October 27, 1977 The Greek Cypriot negotiator at the intercommunal talks Tassos Papadopoulos had a meeting lasting an hour with the UN Secretary General Dr Waldheim in New York on Thursday night. The prospect of an early resumption of intercommunal talks is rather bleak, because the Turkish side does not appear to be in the mood for presenting constructive proposals.

45 years ago Sunday October 27, 1967 President Makarios yesterday called for the union of Cyprus with Greece and said ‘No’ to partition plans and proposals for a hybrid solution to the Cyprus problem. He was speaking at the Civil Servants Association Club in Nicosia during the unveiling of the monument of Michael Karaolis, who was the first Cypriot to be hanged during the EOKA struggle.


Saturday, October 27, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

12

Showbiz

The Rolling Stones wow fans with live Paris gig

Mozart’s piano returns home to Vienna

Jagger: I can’t believe we’re all still standing

By Georgina Prodhan

By Dominique Vidalon and Johnny Cotton THE Rolling Stones performed an energetic warmup gig in Paris on Thursday for a few hundred fans after announcing on Twitter that tickets would go on sale for 15 euros just hours in advance. “I can’t believe we’re all still standing up, you’d think by now one or two of us would be sitting down, but we’re not,” lead singer Mick Jagger, 69, told fans at the Trabendo, a 700-capacity venue in northern Paris, during the 75 minute surprise show. Fans said the small space created an optimal setting for the show which kicked off with Route 66 and ended with Brown Sugar. “We were right next to them, we could see them perfectly,” said one French fan who gave his name as Gianni. “It was a very small room and they were running all over the stage...they seemed really happy.” Some got an additional perk after the show, as Jagger signed autographs before being whisked away in a

Earlier this month, the band announced they would perform four concerts at large arenas - two in London and two near New York - to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Their last world tour ended in 2007 black Mercedes sedan. Earlier this month, the band announced they would perform four concerts at large arenas - two in London and two near New York - to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Their last world tour ended in 2007. But fans have complained about high ticket prices, which range from 95 pounds to as much as 950 pounds for a ‘VIP hospitality’ seat. Tickets have been offered online for several thousands pounds each, British media

has reported. The Paris music scene has been awash with rumours that the Stones will also play to bankers invited by Parisbased investment house Carmignac Gestion at a theatre in the heart of Paris on Monday.

EXCLUSIVE AUDIENCE In recent years, Carmignac has recruited former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed and British rocker Rod Stewart to play similar gigs,

usually to an exclusive audience. Carmignac sent out mystery invitations giving the date and location of what it called “the biggest secret event of the year” without identifying the performer. The investment house has declined to comment. On Thursday, the band banned mobile phones, cameras, video equipment and recording devices from those going into the gig. Some fans drove to Paris from as far away as Germa-

ny. Sebastian Baaske said he set off in his car from Hanover, Germany on Wednesday afternoon in hopes of securing a ticket. “My girlfriend said I’d regret it if I didn’t... It’s all worth it,” the 35-year-old Baaske said. The Rolling Stones will play the O2 Arena in the British capital on November 25 and 29 before crossing the Atlantic to perform at the Prudential Center, Newark, on December 13 and 15.

Ex-Britney confidante Aguilera insults Simon Cowell sobs over death threats THE former confidante of pop star Britney Spears broke down on the witness stand this week, saying his villainous portrayal in a book written by the singer’s mother triggered a deluge of death threats that drove him into a suicidal depression. “If I went anywhere public, people were assaulting me,” Sam Lutfi told jurors at a civil trial in Los Angeles. “People I knew were shunning me. There were numerous postings online on websites ... that were threats to kill me. People wishing that I was dead,” Lutfi said, choking up and beginning to cry. “People wishing harm on my family.” Lutfi, who emerged as Spears’ closest friend during her 2007 personal and career meltdown, was testifying for the second day in his lawsuit against the superstar and her parents. He is suing Britney’s mother, Lynne Spears, alleging she libeled him in her 2008 book, Through the Storm, and made him a scapegoat for the singer’s problems. He is also suing Britney Spears for a chunk of her earnings, claiming she hired him as her manager soon after meeting him in 2007. And he is suing her father, Jamie Spears, for assault. Lutfi said that Spears’ father chased him, punched him and threatened to kill him in her Los Angeles home in early 2008. “Jamie Spears was spitting and shouting, yelling at me, telling me that I had hurt his daughter and I had better leave or he was going to beat the hell out of me,” Lutfi testified. The trial, which began last week, has offered a glimpse into Spears’ private life during her highly publicised crisis five years ago, including a divorce, a bitter child custody battle, a head-shaving incident and claims of amphetamine abuse.

Christina Aguilera said she treats people better than the Brit

SINGER Christina Aguilera is currently a mentor on The Voice and admitted she doesn’t watch rival reality TV shows such as Simon’s The X Factor and American Idol which he previously appeared on but once saw a clip of him on the latter and thought he was needlessly mean to the contestants. Speaking at the Billboard/ Hollywood Reporter Music Conference, she said: “I’ve not actually seen a full episode of any of the other music shows. I saw the commercials early on of American Idol of Simon being a d**k. I was like, ‘Man, that’s not what it’s about!’ I didn’t want to treat people like that. I wanted to do The Voice to show that we can be positive. We don’t have to knock people down.” Christina also claimed she has to be tough to survive in the music business because people will try to walk all over her. She explained: “It’s hard being such a powerful woman in the business.”

THE piano on which Mozart wrote all of his late concertos returned home to Vienna on Thursday for the first time since the composer’s death in 1791. The fortepiano that Mozart played almost daily for nine years will stand in his former Vienna home, now a museum, for two weeks, culminating in a concert of Mozart works. Mozart bought the instrument from Anton Walter, the most famous Viennese piano maker of his time, in 1782. The prolific composer wrote more than 50 works for the fortepiano on it, many of them in the apartment on Vienna’s Domgasse. Mozart and his wife Constanze lived in the grand apartment in the shadow of St Stephen’s Cathedral, where they married, at the height of Mozart’s fame as a composer and soloist. Towards the end of the decade, he became impoverished as the ability of his aristocratic patrons to support music was sapped by the Austro-Turkish war, and he was forced to move to the suburbs, taking his piano with him. After Mozart’s death, Constanze gave the instrument to their eldest surviving son, Carl Thomas, who donated it to the then Cathedral Music Association and Mozarteum on what would have been the composer’s 100th birthday. The piano is now part of the permanent exhibition at the Mozart family home in the Austrian city of Salzburg. “It was very hard to let it go,” Matthias Schulz, director of the Mozarteum Salzburg, told journalists. “If we didn’t know it was in the best hands, we wouldn’t have done it.” The fortepiano is much smaller and lighter than modern concert pianos, weighing just 85 kg and measuring 1 by 2.23 metres (3 feet 3 inches by 7 feet 4 inches). Its sound is fresher and brighter than that of a modern piano, with lighter action and hammers, but fades faster. Piano restorer Josef Meingast, who has looked after the Mozart piano since 1975, said it was superior to any of its surviving contemporaries or copies. “The Mozart piano is the best by a long way,” he told Reuters. Meingast said he had to fight to replace the existing strings, dating from a 1973 restoration, with softer ones that produce a rounder sound thought to be more similar to what Mozart would have produced. “The instinct of the museum people is to keep everything original as far as possible. They get a bad conscience if they chance something. But this instrument is for playing, not just a museum piece,” he said.


CYPRUS MAIL Saturday, October 27, 2012

13

Tech

Apple’s new Mac flies in under the radar

Video-sharing app puts text messaging fans in the picture

Facelift may revitalise important line-up

By Natasha Baker

By Poornima Gupta AMID the fanfare accompanying the noisy launch of the iPad mini this week, Apple Inc also took the wraps off new Mac computers. The facelift may help revitalise an important line-up that - while seeing growth tail off in the early part of 2012 yields 14 per cent of revenue and still racks up sales growth numbers that are the envy of a flagging PC world. On Tuesday, Apple took the lid off a slimmed-down iMac and a 13-inch laptop with a vastly improved screen, setting the stage for a potential revival in sales even as Hewlett-Packard and Dell Inc struggle just to stay level. Earlier this year, Apple had also launched an updated MacBook Air - a product analysts say spawned over 20 touch-enabled designs from rivals called “Ultrabooks”, which run Microsoft Corp’s upcoming Windows 8 software. Apple remains No. 3 in US market share behind HP and Dell. But the Mac’s premium pricing, at $1,000 and above, and its subsequent outsized margins mean a spike in revenue growth can give its bottom line a significant boost. “The pricing and feature set of the refreshed iMac present an attractive combination, and I would not be surprised to see the new iMac stimulate desktop sales in the December

Apple’s Mac line still racks up sales despite troubled times for the traditional PC quarter and beyond,” Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes said. The decades-old Macintosh line that helped set a stumbling computer company back on its feet - on Thursday overshadowed in both revenue and media appeal by the popular iPhone and iPad - saw growth drop to singledigit percentages in the first two quarters of 2012 for the first time since 2009. Yet sales outgrew the PC market, overall, by more than seven times over the 12 months to June, according to CEO Tim Cook, and has outpaced PC growth over the last six years. On Tuesday, Apple Marketing Chief Phil Schiller called

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

Lung transplantation was first attempted in 1963

Successful lung transplant In 1990, the first transplant operation of a lung from a live donor to a recipient was performed by Dr. Vaughn A. Starnes, at Stanford University Medical Center. A mother was the living donor to her 12-year-old daughter. Starnes is a world-renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons who has performed several transplantation ‘firsts’, including transplanting a heart and lung into a four-month old baby - the youngest ever. Lung transplantation was first attempted in 1963, and heart-lung transplantation in 1968.

the Mac “what began it all,” and he claimed the Mac was America’s No. 1 laptop and desktop among individual models. Research houses Gartner and IDC figures place Apple third in the United States with a market share of about 13 per cent. Regardless where it places, at prices starting at $1,000 for its MacBook Air and going all the way close to $4,000 and growth - while well off the 30-per cent range of 2010 - still defying the market, the Mac has proven a consistent money-spinner for the company even during troubled times for the traditional PC. Intel Corp, HP and other stalwarts of the PC industry

are now fighting to sustain growth as tablet computers eat into their PC-related businesses. While the Mac line has not completely side-stepped PC market trends, it has held up better partly because it is targeted at a higher-spending clientele that values its consistency, vis-a-vis the often fragmented PC, where multiple vendors supply different components that don’t always work seamlessly. But it also owes its success in large part to a so-called halo effect stemming from consumers’ experiences with the iPhone and iPad, said Loren Loverde, analyst with research firm IDC.

TEXT messaging is fast and efficient, but a new videosharing application aims to put users in the picture. The London-based company Six3 has launched a new video-sharing app by the same name that will enable users to send short video messages as easily as sending a text. Whether it is a business traveler trying to stay in touch with family, or a teenager connecting with friends, the app aims to combine the convenience of texting with the intimacy of video. “It’s easier to send a video message than a text message if you’re walking down the street because you don’t need to look down and tap away at tiny buttons. You just talk straight into the camera,” said Tim Grimsditch, the cofounder and CEO of the London-based company Six3. Users can also record a message, which must be less than 63 seconds long, and send it to other people using the app, or email it and send it to Facebook contacts. It can also be used to send public messages via Facebook and Twitter and there are Instagram-style filters, that

can add colour, or contrast and other effects, that can be overlaid on the videos. Grimsditch said most people using the app are business travellers and parents with young children. But “video natives”, 25-year olds who grew up using video recording devices, are the most active users. “They’re using the app in a much more day-to-day, casual style because they have used video communication technologies their whole lives,” Grimsditch explained. “The text message started with the teens and very rapidly spread north up through the age groups,” he added. The idea for the app, which is available on iPhone now with plans for an Android version, originated when a company executive had difficulty sharing the experiences of his son growing up with family and friends who did not live nearby. “He was surprised by just how difficult it was to communicate in an emotionally meaningful way,” said Grimsditch, adding video calling services such as Skype require coordination ahead of time. Since February when it was launched in beta, the app has over 12,000 users.

The Six3 app allows users to send short video messages as easily as sending a text

Microsoft unveils Windows 8, Surface tablet MICROSOFT Corp launched its new Windows 8 operating system and Surface tablet on Thursday in a bid to revive interest in its flagship product and regain ground lost to Apple Inc and Google Inc in mobile computing. “We’ve reimagined Windows and we’ve reimagined the whole PC industry,” Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer told Reuters Television. Windows 8 devices and the company’s new Surface tablet, which challenges Apple’s popular iPad head on, went on sale as of yesterday. Steven Sinofsky, head of Microsoft’s Windows unit and the driving force behind Windows 8, opened the launch event in New York in front about 1,000 media and PC industry partners. He showed off a range of devices running Windows 8 from of PC makers such as Lenovo Group Ltd and Acer Inc, but devoted the second half of the presentation to the Surface tablet, the first computer Microsoft has made itself. “One person called it historic, unique. It’s starting at $499 for the 32 GB version and we think that’s a pretty darn good price. It’s twice the amount of storage as a competing tablet for the same price,” Sinofsky said, referring to

Microsoft’s new Surface tablet was on sale in stores as of yesterday the cheapest model of Apple’s latest full-sized iPad. Panos Panay, the head of the Surface project, gave a spirited demonstration of the tablet’s features, beaming video and music to other screens, showing off the ultra-thin cover that doubles as a keyboard, and hooking up a camera to the device’s USB port. He even dropped the device on the floor to demonstrate its durability. Early reviews of the Surface tablet

have been mixed, with praise for its hardware, but concerns about battery life and the limited software and applications available. While Windows 7 was introduced three years ago, Windows 8 represents the biggest change in Microsoft’s user interface since Windows 95 came out 17 years ago. The radical redesign, which dispenses with the Start button and features square tiles for apps, may surprise some users. Sinofsky sought to quell fears by emphasising that the new system was built on the base of Windows 7, Microsoft’s best-selling software that recently passed 670 million licence sales. Even so, early user reaction has been lukewarm. “Enough consumers don’t know where to go; they are still confused by Windows 8,” said Richard Doherty from technology consulting firm The Envisioneering Group, speaking at the New York event. “There were no developers here (at the event). I don’t know if developers will embrace it.” Initial demand for Windows 8 appeared solid, but customers are wary of spending money on unnecessary technology in the tight economy.


Saturday, October 27, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

14

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 Looper (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 7.45 and 10.10pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 7.45 and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Paranormal Activity 4 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8.05 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8.05 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Killer Joe (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 8.05 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 8.05 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) (in French, with Greek subtitles) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5.35, 7.50 and 10.10pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 5.35, 7.50 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.25pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Savages (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.35 and 10.10pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Popstar (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.35pm and 3.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383

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

The Watch (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.35, 8 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 8pm. Tel: 7777-8383

10.25pm, weekends at 6.25, 8.30 and 10.35pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5.35, 7.50 and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Barbie: The Princess & the Brave (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in Greek, in 2D) at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) (in Greek, in 2D) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.35pm and 3.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Paranormal Activity 4 (15) Rio 2 at 8.15 and 10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8.05 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Artist Cine Studio, Sunday at 8pm, Tuesday and Thursday at 9pm, presented by the Friends of the Cinema Society. Tel: 96-420491, www.ofk.org.cy

LIMASSOL Looper (15) Rio 1 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 3 and 5.15pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 7.45 and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) (in French, with Greek subtitles) Rio 3 at 6.15, 8.20 and

Killer Joe (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 8.05 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Savages (18) Rio 6 at 7.45pm and 10.10pm, weekends also at 5pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Watch (15) Rio 4 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends at 8.10 and 10.10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 8pm. Tel: 7777-8383 ParaNorman (12) Rio 3, weekends only at 3pm. Tel: 25-871410 The Cold Light of Day (12) Rio 5 at 7.45pm (weekends at 8.15pm) and 10pm. Tel: 25871410 Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (K) Rio 2 (in Greek) at 6.30pm, weekends also at 3pm and 4.45pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Brave (K) Rio 3 (in Greek, in 3D), weekends only at 4.40pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in Greek, in 2D) at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) Rio 4 (in English, in 2D), weekends only at 3, 4.45 and 6.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 5 (in Greek), weekends only at 3pm, 4.45pm and 6.30pm. Tel: 25-871410 Le Havre (in French, with Greek subtitles) Rio 5, Monday at 8.30pm, presented by the Limassol Cine Club. www.cinelesxi.org

LARNACA Looper (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 7.45 and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Paranormal Activity 4 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8.05 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Killer Joe (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 8.05 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) (in French, with Greek subtitles) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5.35, 7.50

and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Savages (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.35 and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Watch (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.35, 8 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Brave (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in Greek, in 2D) at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Le Havre (in French, with Greek subtitles) Larnaca Municipal Theatre, Thursday at 8.30pm, presented by the Larnaca Film Society. Tel: 99-658831, www.lfcinema.org

PAPHOS Looper (15) Rio 7 at 7.45 and 10.10pm, weekends at 7.30 and 9.45pm. Tel: 26-207000 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (K) (in French, with Greek subtitles) Rio 6 at 5.50, 8 and 10.10pm, weekends at 3.50, 6, 8.10 and 10.20pm. Tel: 26-207000

Paranormal Activity 4 (15) Rio 1 at 7.45 and 9.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 Killer Joe (18) Rio 5 at 9.45pm. Tel: 26207000 Savages (18) Rio 4 at 7.45 and 10.10pm, weekends at 7.30 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Watch (15) Rio 3 at 6, 8 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 God Loves Caviar (K) (in Greek, English and Russian) Rio 5 at 7.45pm. Tel: 26207000 ParaNorman (12) Rio 7 at 6pm, weekends at 4 and 5.45pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Cold Light of Day (12) Rio 2 at 6 and 7.45pm. Tel: 26-207000 Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (K) Rio 5 (in Greek) at 6pm, weekends at 4 and 5.45pm. Tel: 26-207000 Magic Mike (18) Rio 2 at 9.45pm. Tel: 26207000 Brave (K) Rio 1 (in Greek) at 5.45pm, weekends also at 4pm. Tel: 26-207000

listings Today Music That’s How Jazz was Born Charity concert with the famous Belgrade Dixieland Orchestra. October 27. European University Cyprus. 9pm. €10. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Association For preventing and Handling Violence in the Family. Tel: 22-339001 Ta Katakathia Cypriot alternative rock band perform live. October 27. Scarabeo, 4 Nikokreontos, Nicosia. 10pm. €8 with 1 Free drink. www.scarabeoisland.com

Other Events Thrillionaire Revolution Cyprus with Nik Halik & Bob Proctor from The Secret Workshop with self-development gurus that will help you fulfill your potential, live an extraordinary life and create the level of financial freedom that will help you live the lifestyle that you desire. October 27-28. Hilton Park Nicosia. €89/110. Tel: 70-008087/99353901. e-mail: info@thrillionairerevolutioncyprus.com. www.thrillionairerevolutioncyprus.com Street Art for Peace in Action A Youth Power Small Grants project launches free workshops in graffiti, yard bombing, wheat pasting and more with the aim of providing Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot youths with an alternative means of expression and

to raise public discussions. October 27. Ayios Andreas Park, Ayios Pavlos, Nicosia. 12 midday-6pm. Tel: 22662269/99-875558. www.youthpowercyprus.org and www.facebook.com/ groups/streetartforpeace

Tomorrow Other Events Kids Charity Festival A day for children to play, paint and have fun with several other surprises. All proceeds will be donated to the Lions Foundation of destitute and defenseless Children. October 28. Nicosia Race Club, Ippodromion Street, Agios Dometios. 3pm-7pm. €5 including snack & use of games. Tel: 99-359933 Aphrodite Hills Radiomarathon Exciting and entertaining charity day in aid of Children with Special Needs. October 28. Aphrodite Hills, Paphos. 11am-4pm. Entrance is free, whilst all events require a small token cost; the net proceeds will donated to charity

Ongoing Other Events 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 Art and literature Artists book installations related to poetry by James Joyce and short stories by Samuel Beckett created by Horst Weierstall. In addition there will be screenings. October 26-28. TheArtspace, old Nicosia. FridaySaturday: 6pm-9pm and Sunday: 11am-1pm. Tel: 99-875117. horstweierstall@gmail.com www.horstweierstall.com.cy

Dance One’s World Within the framework of the Aerowaves annual meeting, Dance House Lemesos presents three works from the choices of Aerowaves and three works by local artists. October 26-27. Rialto Theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. €10/7. Tel: 77-777745/77-777798

Theatre

Staircase ETHAL presents a British comedy with Kostas Vichas and Achilleas Grammatikopoulos. Until November 11 (on specific days). Technohoros ETHAL, 76 Franklin Roosevelt Avenue, Limassol. 8.30pm and 6.30pm on Sundays. €15/10. In Greek Same Time, Next Year Dionysos Theatre opens the new theatre season with play by Bernard Slade, directed by Nikos Charalambous. Until November 25. Dionysos Theatre, 29 Diagorou Street, Nicosia. Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 6.30pm. In Greek. €20/15. Tel: 22818999/99-621845 The Grönholm Method The New Stage of THOC presents play by Catalan playwright Jordi Galcerán Ferrer. Until December 1. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Every Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-492900

Spring and Port Wine Stage One Theatre Group production of Bill Naughton’s comedy. October 26 & 27. Emba Theatre, Paphos. 7.30pm. €5. Telephone Box Office Monday to Friday between 10am & 1pm. Tel: 99-967737

Oscar The New Stage of THOC presents the play based on the work by French-Belgian dramatist Eric Emmanuel Schmitt. Until December 8. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Every two weeks Wednesday through Saturday. 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-492900

After the Rehearsal Theatro Ena opens new season with play by Ingmar Bergman. Until November 4. Theatro Ena, 4 Athinas Avenue, Nicosia. Every Friday to Sunday at 8.30pm. €12/15. In Greek. Tel: 22348203

11:16 Anemona Theatre presents a mystery by C. G. Wilson. Until December 23. Anemona Theatre, 7 Archagelou Street, Latsia, Nicosia. Every Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 8pm. In Greek. €10. Tel: 22-573031

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 The Expression of My Soul Mixed media show by Kristina Poliakova and Karima Ben Otman. Until October 27. Dinos Art Café, 62-66 Irinis Street, Limassol. MondaySaturday: 10.30am to midnight and Sunday: 4pm to midnight. Tel: 25-762030 For A Helen Solo art exhibition by Kynthia Livaniou. Until October 27. Peninda Plin Ena Gallery, 49 Ellados Street, Limassol. Opening hours: TuesdayFriday: 11am-1pm & 4pm-8pm. Saturday: 11am-2pm. Tel: 99522977/25-340727 Points of View Painting exhibition by Eleni and Peter Barron. Until October 27. Argo Gallery, 64E D. Akrita Avenue, Nicosia. Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Tel: 22-754009. www. argogallery.org Mare Nostrum Group exhibition about the sea. Until October 29. Famagusta Gate, old Nicosia. Open daily: 10am-1pm & 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 4pm-8pm. Tel: 22-797660/22-466426

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

War – Pigs First solo art exhibition by Antonis Rizopoulos. Until October 30. Apocalypse Gallery, 30 Chytron Street, Nicosia. Monday- Friday: 10.30am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10.30am-1pm. Tel: 22-766655 Urban-A-Where International Workshop and Exhibition about Chrono-urbanism. Until October 30. Casteliotissa Hall, old Nicosia. The exhibition will then be moved to the Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus. Opening hours: 12.00- 8pm weekdays and 11am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday Stelios Votsis Solo painting exhibition. Until October 31. Zacharias Gallery, 147 Irinis Street, Limassol. 9am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Tel: 25-358311 Pancyprian Mosaic Exhibition & International Exhibition of Posters of Mosaics Until October 31. Athienou Kallinikeio Municipal Museum, Athienou Kallinikeio Municipal Hall, 2 Archbishop Makarios III, Athienou. MondayFriday: 8am-2pm. Wednesday: 3pm-6pm. Sunday: 6pm-8pm. Tel: 24-524002 Darkness or Light? Solo art exhibition by Froso Liapi. Until October 31. Art Space Kat’oikon, 47 Perikleous Street, Nicosia. Open daily: 6pm-8.15pm. Tel: 96-510261


CYPRUS MAIL Saturday, October 27, 2012

15 To have your event included for FREE in our listings, send details to: Arts Editor, Cyprus Mail, PO Box 21144, Nicosia. Fax: 22-676385. Email: whatson@cyprus-mail.com Please send your information as early as possible. Include full details, a contact number and good quality photos

It’s trick or treat time!!! The last night of October brings an avalanche of carved pumpkins, dancing skeletons, smiling ghosts and witches riding on brooms. Halloween certainly stands out from the rest of the holidays we observe throughout the year: It’s full of frightening ghost stories, pranks, elaborate costumes and bizarre games. On Halloween, we all revel in being scared and if creepy crawlies and things that go bump in the night are your idea of fun, then Halloween is probably a favourite time of the year. Halloween wasn’t always the same celebration we experience today. In fact, Halloween’s origins date back thousands of years to the ancient Celtic festival called Samhain, pronounced sow-in. An import from America, Halloween is still a pretty new phenomenon in Cyprus, but locals are getting into the spooky spirit and embracing the holiday as their own. Halloween comes early to residents in the capital. Halloween preparations are well under way at Silver Pot, where one can get ready for a Halloween brunch today with a special witched up menu and more. At night most clubs across the island will be hosting Halloween themed parties. Club Occhio is hosting Haunted Mansion party with Mix FM. Trick or treat with non-stop hits by DJs Phivos & Andy Panayiotou. The night also includes a UV Show from Effekt Crew. eez s Running for five straight years, Teez’s n one Halloween Party has always been n, of a kind; the club transformation, the costumes, the competitions and ase. the entertainment, all aim to please. ehind Tonight Street & Dadge will be behind the decks to spice up your night to the max. While you may have taken a firm grip nd on the purse strings, keep in mind that if you put a little effort with a e of costume you are in with a chance ed winning €300 in cash! All you need to do is come down to the club and request to be in the competition. When your name is called you will present your costume to the rest of he the club and be voted upon by the

Today Other Events Learn to spin some yarns If street art rocks your multicoloured boat then the Street Art for Peace project is the perfect outing for you. Youth Power, a network of 12 diverse, Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot organisations that promote or are affiliated with youth activism, is launching a new project today called Street Art for Peace, a bi-communal project initiated by Petros Heracleous. The project aims to provide Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot youths with an alternative means of expression and to raise public

Tee judges j dges and a d the c o d Teez crowd. The Gaia Wellness Centre in Larnaca is also getting into the ghoulish spirit tonight with a fun family event. Kids are invited to search the haunted house, buy wands from the white witch, participate in games and face painting. Try Gaia’s herbal brew, warm punch, themed cakes and lots more surprises. If you’re traditionalist and only believe in celebrating Halloween on the actual day, Faros Restaurant in Latchi Harbour is hosting a Halloween Rock ‘N’ Roll Party. Rock ‘n’ Roll Royalty with Chris King as the King of Rock: Elvis Presley and Andrew Oliver as the Queen Mum of Pop: Sir Elton John. They combine in a cavalcade of hits in this spectacular stage production with state of the art sound and lighting effects that leaves audiences breathless with excitement. Come in fancy dress - best costumes win prizes and there will be a Raffle in aid of GOAL. Finabarr’s in Nicosia will also be hosting their annual party, with prizes to be won for best costume, deals on drinks and Kiss FM playing the scariest party tunes around. For a gentle, light-hearted way to support Pound Dogs for Adoption Limassol, put your grey matter to the test, round up your friends and enjoy a Halloween-themed quiz night at Bar 107 on Limassol’s seafront, near to McDonald’s. The organisation aims to re-home dogs and pupMunic pies from Municipal pounds in Limassol, to reunite lost dogs with their owners, contribute to the dog’s health and w welfare during their stay and prevent the dogs from fro facing euthanasia. Great fun for ca a worthy cause, the quiz will actually take place Hallow after Halloween on Friday November 2, but along have fun - and be afraid... very, very come along, afraid. Silver Pot Ha Halloween Celebrations Halloween-th Halloween-themed all-day breakfast and brunch, treats and face pai painting. October 27. Silver Pot, 3E Themistocli Dervi Avenu Avenue, Nicosia 10.30am-6pm. Tel: 22-101722 Mix FM Ha Haunted Mansion Trick or tre treating with non-stop hits by DJs Phivos & Andy Pan Panayiotou and UV Show from Effekt Crew. October 27. Club Occhio, 23 Alkeou Street, Engomi,

discussions on chronic social and political issues that have not been discussed for many years. A total of three happenings (Action I) will take place with first taking place today at the Ayios Andreas Park in Nicosia (Ayios Pavlos). Action II will takes place the following Saturday at the Gymnasium of Linopetra in Limassol while Action III will take place on Saturday November 10, in Famagusta, exact location to be announced shortly. The project constitutes free workshops in graffiti, stencil, wheat pasting, a skating competition and yarn bombing. What’s yarn bombing, you ask? Yarn bombing is graffiti that grandmothers approve of. Yarn bombing involves covering a public structure or form (often benches, monuments or trees) in crocheted or knitted patterns. Since yarn does not damage

property in the same way spray paint might, yarn bombers see their art as a way of reclaiming and beautifying public spaces. Experienced street artists will guide the participants in using graffiti, stencil, yard bombing, wheat pasting to express their views and vision regarding peace in Cyprus. Street Art for Peace Project Manager, Petros Heracleous states: “Street Art for Peace is an innovative effort, aiming to bring together as many youths coming from both communities as possible. We consider the direct contact between Greek and Turkish Cypriots to be of great importance since it contributes to the collapse of current negative perceptions about the members of the “other side”. We aim to offer an alternative way of expression to the youth. We believe that through Street Art,

Nico Nicosia. 11.30pm. Free Entrance. Tel: 99-310031 The Annual Slick & Sexy Halloween Costumes, competitions with Street & Dadge behind the decks. Chance to win 300. October 27. Club Teez, 6 Evagorou, Nicosia. 11.30pm. Tel: 99-596095 Gaia Wellness Centre Fancy Dress Halloween Party Fun family event with kid’s activities, food & drink and more. October 27. Gaia Wellness Centre, 1 Andreas Sourouklis Street, Larnaca. 5pm-10pm. €3/10. Tel: 99-667039/99888062 Halloween Rock ’N’ Roll Party Chris King as Elvis Presley, Andrew Oliver as Elton John presents their special themed stage show and dance. Come in fancy dress - best costumes win prizes. Raffle in aid of GOAL. October 31. Faros Restaurant, Latchi Harbour. Dinner 8.30pm, showtime 9.30pm. €20 including dinner. Tel: 99832538/26-321304 Finbarr’s Halloween Party ss FM,, Buy uy 2 get 1 free. ee First st aandd seco Music with Kiss secondd pprizes for best costumes. October 31. Finbarr’s, 52B Makarios a. 8.30pm. Tel: 22-376625 Ave, Nicosia. Halloween Theme Quiz Night g, have fun - and be Come along, afraid, in aidd of Pound Dogs for Adoption in Limassol. November 07, 2. At Bar 107, 107 Georsgioau, Limassol (on the ar seafront, near d’s). to McDonald’s). rt. Tel: 8.30pm start. 99-624437.. Pound doption in Dogs for Adoption acebook Limassol Facebook By Ledha a Socratous young people will express their daily views and concerns in a creative way that speaks to them directly. Through their input, we aim to influence the larger community since the artworks of the participants will be displayed in public spaces, and evidence of our activities will be posted on social media in order to reach as wide a public as possible.” Street Art for Peace in Action A Youth Power Small Grants project launches free workshops in graffiti, yard bombing, wheat pasting and more with the aim of providing Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot youths with an alternative means of expression and to raise public discussions. 12midday-6pm. Tel: 22-662269/99-875558. www.youthpowercyprus.org and www. facebook.com/groups/streetartforpeace October 27: Ayios Andreas Park, Ayios Pavlos, Nicosia November 3: Gymnasium of Linopetra, Limassol

For a full listing of the day’s events, see facing page


CYPRUS MAIL Saturd

16

Reportage AT THE COURT OF DR Heads up: advertising Beats in Times Square

Dr Dre with Lady Gaga

Richard Godwin is summoned to New York to meet the hip hop king, worth £160m, whose Beats headphones are his biggest hit

O

n Tuesday night last week, as most of New York was watching Barack Obama and Mitt Romney square up on CNN, Dr Dre was hosting a party at The Darby, a favoured haunt of rappers which featured in American Psycho. The hip hop entrepreneur was celebrating the success of his audio business, The Beats by Dr Dre. A platoon of beautiful “hostesses” served martinis, champagne and steak, completely unadorned - whether as a statement or through oversight, we couldn’t be sure. Dre sat in a corner booth with his entourage, including his wife Nicole; his bodyguards; his business partner Jimmy Iovine, the veteran producer of John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen and U2 and American Idol mentor; and his chief operating officer, Luke Wood. Before long, the hip hop kingpin P Diddy joined them too, wearing a long sleeved Nirvana T-shirt. He and Dre had a conspicuous conference at the side of the room. These days, Diddy runs the vodka brand Ciroc, which helped him earn an estimated $45 million last year. Accord-

ing to Forbes magazine, Dre made more than three times that amount. Clearly, no one gets rich from actually making records any more. Dr Dre, 47, was born Andre Young in Los Angeles, and first made his name with the fierce rap group, NWA. After releasing his ground-breaking solo album The Chronic in 1992, he launched the careers of Snoop Dogg, Eminem and 50 Cent among others, before launching The Beats with Io-

n each h, and they $100 million each, igned deals with have also signed ckard d, Chrysler Hewlett-Packard, h and Fiat. The headphones d €300 per retail for around pair. r the Even if Bose remains hoice of many aupreferred choice eats has won diophiles, The Be Beats eting war hands the marketing o any popular p holdown - go to nation and you’ll iday destination s haw wking fakes see traders hawking k-off Louis alongside knock knock-off gs. An n early deciVuitton bags.

The Beats has won the marketing war hands down - go to any popular holiday destination and you’ll see traders hawking fakes alongside knock-off Louis Vuitton bags Fans: Will.i.am and (right) Amanda Seyfried

vine in 2008. Since then they have cornered more than half of the $1 billion headphones market, according to retail analysts NDP. A tie-in deal with handset manufacturer HTC in August made Dre and Iovine

sion was made to treat the headphones as if they were Eminem or U2, to “give them a personality”, as Iovine puts it. Dre’s “brand ambassadors” include major investor will.i.am, basketball player

LeBron James, teenage heart-throb Justin Bi b and d T Bieber Trentt R Reznor off Nine Inch Nails. During the Olympics, The Beats set up a temporary embassy in Shoreditch House to distribute the headphones to selected athletes. It was a flippant article that I wrote about this - something about how the


day, October 27, 2012

17 Television Crossword Sport

26-27 28 29-32

DRE DJ support: Mark Ronson (left) and David Guetta

IOC forgot about Dre when signing its sponsorship deals - that led to my invitation to New York. S f d myself lf represenSo I found tin’ all the Leonard Cohen fans from across the world. The day began with Dre announcing three new products - the company’s first as a “fully autonomous” entity (it now has its own manufacturing plant in China). There is

a pair of earphones, urBeats, which retail at around €100. There €100 Th iis puissant i little speaker capsule, roughly the size of a stoat, which cont tto music i players l i nects via Bluetooth. It is shaped like a pill - a nod to Dr Dre’s falsified medical credentials - and goes for around €200. Then there is The Executive, a set of noise cancelling headphones that cost around €300.

s the shift from It was records to hardware that Dr re so successfully Dre pounced do on. When the filesharing s site Napster was emergin ng Iovine called emerging, him to lam llament what it was doing tto the record business. D Dr Dre was far more concer rne about what it concerned was do oin for audio - that doing teenag ge teenagers downloading m mus music for free were listeni in to it on tinny listening comp pu computer speakers. “A lo ot of people either lot don’tt know or don’t care ab about sound quality,” h he told us. “It’s one thing g to steal music it’s an a another to destroy it.” W With the launch of the iiPod and iTunes, App pl got people to Apple pay y for the music butt did not solve the aud di problem. As audio Iov vi Iovine likes to point ou ut a $400 iPod out, co om with 30¢ earcomes ph ho phones. S Since both men sp p spent most of their ca a careers in studios, ob o obsessing about so s sound, this bother e ered them. Iovine tto told me how he o once vacuumed P Phil Spector’s sstudio in the bellief that changing the direction of the bristles on the carpet wou u would improve the acoustics. D Dre added that he had been n trying to tune the speaker speakers in his car for 20 years. “I’ “I’ve almost got it right,” he sai said. Naturally, tthe cheap white b d were a bit of a probearbuds lem for the more bass-heavy productions for which Dre is famed. For Luke Wood, who has worked with Nirvana, Elliott Smith and Bright Eyes, it is just as much of a problem in alternative rock. “I signed TV on the Radio. Dear Sci-

ence is my favourite album of the past 10 years - but it just didn’t sell,” he told me. “That music has a lot going on technically. You need to be able to hear all the counterpoint, for it to make sense - and that’s the first thing to go on computer speakers. For traditional pop music, it’s the vocal that tells the story, so bad audio really favours basic pop vocals.” In other words, cheap audio equipment was favouring cheap music. It didn’t matter which genre. “All the Beats people, we’re all one constituent. The idea of anything being broken down by genre is irrelevant to us now. We’re clearly all going in one direction,” said Wood. Late at night, downstairs at Darby’s, everything was moving in what you’d have to describe as a hip hop direction. Records by Ludacris, Drake and Kanye West rumbled a wall-high speaker. I got into a conversation with a banker – who seemed to want me to be his “wingman” as he hit on one of the hostesses – and somehow wound up in the roped off area reserved for Beats executives. Dre was sitting on the back of a bench with his wife before a table laden with brandy and vodka. Iovine, wearing a backwards baseball cap, looked a little weary. I asked him if it bothered him that all the fuss now centred on hardware, rather than singers. “Right now, the model of the record business is a mess and it needs to be corrected,” he said in a Brooklyn drawl. “We wanna move the model on. The first thing we need to do is get people to hear what’s there. Everyone else made headphones that looked like dental equipment and sounded like crap. So we’re proud of the fact that we got an entire generation with good headphones, whether they’re ours or not.

“We’re such a big marketing company that you can get lost in that. But at the core of it, Dre and I have 60 years in recording studios. I walked into a demo today and one of the girls who was working for us was playing the wrong song - a song that didn’t represent the speakers. I can’t stop that. But whatever gets people listening to music properly, that’s fine. Then you can start rebuilding the record business”. He hinted at a new online subscription service that would mark phase two in the

Beats’ bid for “total sonic domination”. “I think there’s gonna be a solution in the form of subscription. But in order to sell subscriptions, you have to sell a service. You can’t just sell a utility. How do you wade through 12 million songs? Why would you pay for that? It’s about curation.” Dr Dre came past, leaving early, to be fresh for his morning workout. He gave me a firm handshake, thanked me for coming, and left without comment, looking quietly satisfied.

On the mic: Katy Perry


18

Saturday, October 27, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

Advertiser

ADVERTISER helps you find what you’re looking for

Only

€14 (plus VAT)

a week for classifieds (up to 40 words)

Send your classified by fax or email and pay by credit card, cheque or cash. It couldn’t be simpler! Nicosia - email: classified@cyprus-mail.com Limassol - email: limassol@cyprus-mail.com Paphos - email: paphos@cyprus-mail.com

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES LEGAL ASSISTANT Our company is looking for an experienced legal assistant. The position involves: communication with the Company’s Registrar, filling up the forms for the Company Registrar, draft and assistance with corporate documents, dealing with correspondence where applicable, keeping databases up to date. Knowledge of legal terminology, documentation, legal processes etc. Good communication, organisational and team skills, able to take the initiative and work to tight deadlines. Languages: Knowledge of Greek and English necessary. Please send your CV. Contact Person: Rojina. Telephone 22 460 811 Email: Tollarovicova@jtfg.com and Joshi@jtfg.com ***************************** OUR COMPANY IS LOOKING for a qualified accountant(LCCI) with exp.of (1to2year). All candidates should prove their knowledge and exp. by successful fulfilment of a test. Please don’t hesitate to call us or to send CV Contact Person: Rojina Tel: 22460811 Email: Tollarovicova@jtfg.com and Joshi@jtfg.com

JOB WANTED INTERPRETER AND TRANSLATOR in Arabic, English and Greek. Ready for employment. Mobil 99827623 PHILIPIN WOMEN searching job as housewaitress, au pair, elter people care, etc. Mobil: 00491736590562

MISCELLANEOUS

info please contact 99 55 95 94. Thank you! ***************************** TO ALL OF YOU WHO ARE GREEK ORTHODOX: The European Union Parliament is pressuring the Turkish Government to restore Saint Sophia Cathedral from a museum into a Greek Orthodox Church. However the Parliament has set a requirement of 1,000,000 signatures on a petition before it makes this conversation a prerequisite for Turkey’s admission into the European Union. You are requested to cast your vote by logging on to a link at www.hagiasophiablog. com. This is an opportunity for each of you to have an impact on world events. Get as many Greek Orthodox, other Orthodox and Christian friends of yours to sign the petition and make history. ***************************** ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS CYPRUS Is drink costing you more than just money? AA could be the answer. Meeting at the following locations/days. Call to speak to an AA member. Ayia Napa Monday 97798043 Larnaca Tuesday (Polish spk) 96616589 Thursday 24645523 / 99259264 Limassol Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday / Saturday 25368265 / 99559322

assessment and supervision of exercises. “Clinical pilates” is a modified form of therapeutic exercise used by physiotherapists to assist in the rehabilitation and prevention of musculoskeletal injury especially lower back pain, sacro-iliac pain and neck pain. More info on 22446988. *****************************

Paphos Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday 99916331 / 99399240 Details of meetings are available on www.aa-europe.net ***************************** DOES SOMEONE ELSE’S DRINKING CAUSE YOU A PROBLEM? Al - Anon is for family and friends of those with a drinking problem. Call Nicosia 99 877205 for more information and details of meetings.

***************************** PREMIER MASSAGE with English lady for stress, body pains & relaxation. Tel: 99736426 for appointments – Paphos area ***************************** CHINESE ACUPUNCTURE, cupping, skin honing, massage. For alleviation of aches, pains, stress and improvement of body tone. Pafos area - call 9922 1851 for appointment ***************************** CLINICAL PILATES. Personalised Clinical Pilates by Physiotherapists in Nicosia. Individual

Limassol - tel: 25 761117 fax: 25 761141

One female black and white, the other a male tabby, both friendly. Please call 22-679893 *****************************

Paphos - tel: 26 911383 fax: 26221049

99520511 mon-frid 10-2pm. *****************************

LESSONS ***************************** NATIVE GREEK SPEAKER, graduate from some of the best Universities in the UK and France in Modern Languages, offers private tuition in the Greek, English, French and Italian languages. Tel. 97-824349 ***************************** TIME FOR A CAREER CHANGE? Learn how to teach English! The London Teacher Training College is offering TEFL Certificate courses in Cyprus. For more information call now on 99839307. ***************************** ENGLISH LESSONS with qualified teacher, €17 per lesson in student’s home. Nicosia. Contact Katerina 99710226 *****************************

PERSONAL

Nicosia Wednesday/Sunday 99013596

HEALTH & FITNESS WE BUY GOLD FOR CASH – BEST PRICES ON THE MARKET, in any condition, any carats. Call us for a quote tel: 99758048 ***************************** WHOEVER HAS UNWANTED CD/DVD, books, decorative items and homeware in good condition can donate it to the Hiv Cyprus Foundation so we can re-sell them at the Gynaikopazaro in Nicosia every first Saturday of the month in support of these families. We can even collect them from your house or if you dont live in Nicosia you can send them via Akis/Travel Express and we can pay the fare. For further

Nicosia - tel: 22 818583 fax: 22 676385

MAN AGED 59 YEARS GOOD LOOKING, resident America, future stay in Cyprus, would like to meet women aged 40 to 50 years for a serious relationship. Serious proposal accepted by divorced or widowed. Tel 001917 3800371 Loucas Eracleous 89 - 01 - 118 Street Richmond Hill NY 11418 ***************************** AUSTRIAN INGENEUR, 50 years, searching for a nice women. Mobile:004917365562 or 00491726293462

PLEASE HELP Tia Needs a Home. My owners left without me. I am spayed - microchip vaccinated - flea / worm. Very good on / off lead. Very placid and quiet temperament, good with cats - dogs - children. Yes I am perfect for you. Tia would make a great companion for a retired person or family. Tel 96531177 *****************************

SERVICES

GOLDEN RETRIEVER CROSS medium to large size. He is sweet natured and very friendly. He needs permanent or temporary foster home. He is looking for a forever home! 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 10-2pm. *****************************

JJ PAINTING & DECORATING All aspects of internal and external decorating call jay 97731647 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

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

PETS *****************************

TWO KITTENS FOR ADOPTION approximately four months old.

DULUX, a medium sized male poodle cross , gray white colour, around 2 years old is looking for a forever home! He is very loving 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 10-2pm. *****************************

VERY HANDSOME MALE GERMAN BRACKE MIX , medium sized, around 4 years old. Good temperament. A kind dog and very friendly. Give him a chance! 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

LOGS FOR SALE olive, carrob 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

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 19 For Sale Land/ Property Business 19 For Sale Motor vehicles -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 -For Sale Athens -Property& Home Services display ads 25

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

bedroom central heating air conditioning swimming pool fully furnished apartment per month per week south west north west street road power steering central locking short wheel base radio cassette electric windows

Please note tel nos. that begin with: 22 = Nicosia 23 = Paralimni/Protaras 24 = Larnaca 25 = Limassol 26 = Paphos


19

CYPRUS MAIL Saturday, October 27, 2012

Advertiser SERVICES

SERVICES

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 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 slid-

ing 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 Two houses one is preserved erected on land 658 sq m Medolonginou Street, Agios Andreas, Nicosia. Opportunity for an investment also. No agents accepted. Tel: 99473668

FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS 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

LANDSOUGHT TO RENT OR BUY

LANDSOUGHT TO RENT OR BUY Urgently Required land, building sites, apartments, houses, offices shops, businesses, for sale or rent. Investia Estate Agents Ltd. Tel 24620344, 24650384 i n v e s t i a @ c y p r u s v i e w. c o m www.cyprusview.com

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.

FOR SALE B.P./LAND Half registration fees till the 31.12.12. Tel. 99621914

330 908 www.cyprusre.com/ listing-paf-0007

PLOT LOCATED IN MESA GEITONIA, LIMASSOL 617sqm. 100% build. Ideal for the construction of apartment building or 1 or 2 large houses. Price reduced to € 360.000 tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre.com/ listing-lim-0170

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

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 CENTER OF LEFKARA Village 670sqm, high build factor, near all shops, and amenities €210.000 negotiable Tel: 99 330 908 FOR SALE PLOT of 528sqm located in Paphos Municipality in the Agios Paulos area. It offers a large 100% build factor, and is suitable for the construction of a large house or apartment building. Price € 260.000 tel. 99

SELEC Fencing & Decking Specialist

English-Painter & Decorator

For all your Garden and Security Fencing

Fully Qualified 30 years’ Experience

♦ Quality approved workmanship ♦ 15 years experience + guaranteed work ♦ English workers ♦ also garden gates ♦ sheds ♦ chain link fencing ♦ free estimates ♦ all types of fencing & decking

Tel. SELEC fencing 99176557

FOR SALE B.P./LAND

SUMMER OFFER 30% OFF ALL AREAS • External & Internal painting • Damp Damage Repairs • Spritze Repairs • Free Estimates + very clean work • All areas. All types of woodwork stained and preserved • All work guaranteed

Tel. Tony on 99176557

TREMITHOUSA, plots for sale in a very quiet area, unobstructed sea and mountain views, 600 – 700 sqm, prices from €170.000 Tel: 99510420 PRIME LAND IS AVAILABLE FOR LONG LEASE IN LIMASSOL. 40,000 sq.m. , zoning Ka7 (80% -45% - 3 stories). Regular amphitheatrical shape overlooking Ladies Mile. Close to New Limassol Hospital with direct access to Limassol – Paphos Highway. Water supply, electricity and telephones are readily available. Suitable for immediate development. Ideal for various health facilities and resorts, holiday centres, commercial and shopping centres, entertainment enterprises etc. Information: Tel. 22 674338, 99621554

FOR SALE B.P./LAND €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.

PROPERTY TO LET NICOSIA

FOR SALE LAND in Anthoupoli (half plot) 288 sq.metres. for information 99621554.

FOR RENT, 1 bedroom flat, furnished, at Trigonaki, Aglangia, near the University. The flat has solar panels, A/C for hot and cold, parking at piloti, big veranda, small building, quite street, suitable for a couple or for an individual, tel. 99562776.

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%

FOR RENT 3 bedroom flat completely renovated in Strovolos. 135sqm, quite family owned building recently painted. c/h, a/c, storage room. Stainless steel appliances, washing machine. Sky satellite tv. €650/ month Call 99 330 908.


20

Saturday, October 27, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA

TO LET NICOSIA

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

os, 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 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 – 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

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 Kallipole-

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 recep-

TO LET NICOSIA tion 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. H3ST10010-R, 2 Bedroom plus office semi-detached house 180sq.m with central heating, fully a/c, covered parking in a quiet area off Tseriou avenue. Strovolos, €600 (photos in website). 3. 2 bedr fully renovated semi detached house 120 sq. m, a/c for hot and cold, small yard, FULLY FURNSIHED or not, double glazed windows with aluminum shutters, in a quiet area off Nikis behind Burger King - ACROPOLIS €650 (H2ACS0001-R), (photos in the website). 4. H3ST10012-R, 3 bedr luxury

Mrs. Ravinderpal Kaur from India wishes to change her name to Mrs Ravinderpal Kaur Sandhu. If any person who knows her have any reason why she should not please contact the Embassy of India

TO LET NICOSIA semi detached house with central heating independent, a/c, 3wc, parquet floor, fire place, electrical appliances in the kitchen, curtains, SHARED SWIMMING POOL, in a very quiet neighborhood in the area near Falcon school. Strovolos € 1200, (photos in website). 5. 4 bedr new luxury detached house, separate maid’s room, central heating, full Ac, 260sq.m, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, blinds on all the windows, 4wc, 2 showers, 1 bathroom, 2 covered parking, big garden with grass in a quiet neighbourhood in a dead end near French Ambassador house - Strovolos €1400 (H4ST10045-R), (photos in the website). 6. 3 bedr+big attic room with shower and wc luxury new house,210sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 4wc, blinds on all windows, cooker and oven in the kitchen, small garden, covered parking near Alpha Mega supermarket - STROVOLOS €1200 (H4ST10007-R), (photos in the website). 7. 3 bedr upstairs and one downstairs luxury detached house built in 2 plots of land with big garden and big over floor swimming pool 4 X 10, central heating, full a/c, 2 covered parking, FULLY NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, double 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).

TO LET NICOSIA 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 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

TO LET NICOSIA 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 €1300 (H4STI0043-R), (photos in the website). 14. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, all the bedrooms very big and all with big bathroom/ shower, sitting room upstairs, attic room with shower and wc, office space/maid’ s room with shower and wc, central heating, full AC,450sq.m, big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with sitting area and fitted cooker and oven,6 wc, 2 covered parking’s, big yard with tiles and garden with


21

CYPRUS MAIL Saturday, October 27, 2012

Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA grass, bbq area in a very quiet neighbourhood near the CYBC ( RIK) station and near a neighbourhood park – Aglantzia €2000(H4AGZ0005-R), (photos in the website). 15. 4 bedr luxury detached house, separate maid’s room, 600 sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 6 wc, 4 bathrooms, big sitting and dining areas opening on to the garden, big kitchen with electrical appliances, built in 2 big plots of land with huge garden with grass, swimming pool, 2 covered parking, in a quiet neighbourhood close to Alpha Mega supermarket Engomi - €3000 (H4PA20005-R), (photos on the website). 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. AINIC0006- R, 1 bedr., fully furnished and equipped apartment, 50sq.m, 2AC for hot and cold, covered verandah,

TO LET NICOSIA covered parking, nice view, off Makarios avenue between Hilton and DEBENHAMS shop. Nicosia centre, € 450 (photos in website). 3. 2 bedrs luxury big apartment in a small building with 4 apartments only, very big bedrooms with parquet floor, 125sq.m, central heating independent, 3ac,Fully nicely furnished separate kitchen, big sitting and dining area,2wc,covered parking behind Hilton hotel off Kennedy and Makarios close to the centre.– NICOSIA CENTRE €600 (A2NIC0026-R), (photos in the website). 4. A1DAS0010-R, 1 bedr luxury spacious apartment with big sitting and dining room, big bathroom, big bedroom with shutters, covered veranda, storage heaters, 2a/c, cooker and oven in the kitchen, covered parking in a quiet area in a small modern building near Acropolis Park. Dasoupolis €400 (photos in website). 5. 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). 6. 1 bedr new modern luxury apartment, 50sq.m, 2 a/c for

TO LET NICOSIA 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). 7. New 2 bedr luxury apartment, 90sq.m, storage heaters, 3 a/c, cooker and oven, covered verandah, 2 wc, NICELY FURNISHED, covered parking and storage room of Kyriakou Matsi street near the centre – Agioi Omologites €650 (A2AOM0008-R), (photos in the website). 8. A1ACS0007- R, 1 bedr luxury spacious apartment with 2 a/c for hot and cold, electrical appliances in the kitchen, big bedroom, covered veranda, blinds, covered parking, in a quiet area near Acropolis park. NICELY FURNISHED. Acropolis €450 (photos in website). 9. 3 bedr luxury spacious floor apartment on the 4th floor of award winning building,200sq. m+big covered veranda, central heating independent, full built in air conditions, lighting fixtures, curtains and blinds on all windows, big spacious living room with fire place, big kitchen with double cooker, oven and microwave and breakfast area, double glazed windows, all the bedrooms with en suite shower/bath, big satellite dish with sky decoder,2 covered parking and storage room, close to American embassy and other amenities – ENGOMI €1600 (A3ENG0025-R), (photos in the website).

TO LET NICOSIA

TO LET NICOSIA

10. A2ADO0006-R, 2 bedr luxury upper flat, fully renovated, 120sq.m, fully furnished, AC for hot and cold, 2 bathrooms en suite in the bedrooms (one with Jacuzzi), 3wc,parking, near of Ag. Dometios police station, Coca Cola factory and close to Alpha Mega supermarket and University of Nicosia. Price includes common expenses. Agios Dometios, only €500 (photos in website). 11. 3 bedr luxury spacious ground floor apartment with separate entrance, big verandas and garden, big sitting and dining room, central heating independent, full a/c, 2wc, very big master bedroom, electrical appliances in the kitchen, aluminum shutters on windows, parquet laminate floor all the flat, covered parking, storage room, in a very quiet neighborhood in a dead end street, off Athalasas Avenue behind Stephanis near English School €800 (A3ST10030-R), (photos in the website). 12. A2LYK0006-R, 2 bedr penthouse apartment with big veranda 60sq.m, storage heaters, full a/c, 2 bathrooms(one en suite), big sitting room, big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, blinds, covered parking near Agios Antonios market CLOSE TO THE UNIVERSITY. Lykavitos €510 (photos in website). 13. A2ST10028- R, 2 bedr new luxury apartment on the 1st floor of a 2 storey building, with a/c for hot and cold, fully nicely modern furnished, big

TO LET LIMASSOL

covered veranda, parking, in a quiet neighbourhood. (no common expenses). Strovolos €600 (photos in website). 14. A2NIC0001- R New luxury finished 2 bedr apartment with separate electric floor heating for each room, a/c units, parquet floor all the flat, big sitting and dining area, electrical appliances in the kitchen, fully modern furnished and equipped, big bedrooms, covered veranda, central satellite dish, cable net service, blinds on the windows. In the centre opposite the walls, Nicosia centre, €670 (photos in website). 15. 2 bedrs new luxury apartment, sitting room open plan with kitchen which includes cooker, oven, refrigerator and washing machine, 2 wc, central heating ,full AC, blinds on the windows, very big covered verandas, covered parking and storage room in a dead end off Athalassas avenue near Laiki popular bank and Hellenic bank headquarters. - DASOUPOLI €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 SEMI-DETACHED 2 bedroom with A/C Split level house in Pissouri Village. Main bathroom, guest W/C, utility, open plan lounge/sitting area kitchen, spacious veranda, garden, private parking place, f/furnished and fully equip, satellite TV 30 English speaking channels, Rent, 650 euro pm. Please contact 0035799681606. A SEMI-DETACHED 3 bedroom townhouse in Ypsonas, 2 bathrooms, guest toilet, separate kitchen, utility, lounge area and office. Newly painted inside, unfurnished, easy access to the motorway, a/c in bedrooms, spacious veranda and private parking place. Rent 750 Euros pm. Please contact 0035799681606. 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-LIM-0103 *****************************

TWO BEDROOM fully renovated

12 months car insurance for the price of 10 Benefit from this fantastic discount through The Daily Mail & Mail on Sunday

Offering readers great value Motor insurance in Cyprus

PLUS

UK & Cyprus PLATED CARS GUARANTEED FOR LIFE PROTECTED BONUS* (*subject to no changes on the policy)

2 more exclusive offers to Daily Mail & Mail on Sunday readers:

12 months home insurance for the price of 10 15% discount on Travel Insurance Fast, friendly response. Get your quote TODAY! Simply call one of our telephone numbers listed below and speak to one of our English speaking team:

Cyprus (00-357) 268 19175 or e-mail us via: www.abbeygateinsure.com/cyprus

The way insurance should be. Abbeygate is the trading title of Wyedean Insurance Services Ltd who are authorised and regulated in the UK by the FSA. This company is wholly independent of the Daily Mail & Mail on Sunday, divisions of Associated Newspapers Ltd. Associated Newspapers Ltd are not a party to, or involved in, any insurance arrangements. Abbeygate CYPRUS 1


22

Saturday, October 27, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

Advertiser TO LET LARNACA

TO LET LIMASSOL fully furniture. Alfa Mega area. (Neapoli) 4 a/c and full kitchen equipment. Covered parking. 117 sm2. Title deed if you prefer to buy. 200m from the sea. Excellent condition. For rent €650.00incl common expenses. Tel: 99429501. ***************************** BRAND NEW OFFICE FOR 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 FOR RENT 2 bedroom flat located in Germasoyia with partial sea views, 85sqm less than 10 years old with title deeds Price €135.000 tel. 99 330 908 www. cyprusre.com/listing-lim-0361 GROUND FLOOR HOUSE, furnished renovated this year. Laminated parke floor, and big wardrobes in the 3 bedrooms. Rent €590.00 Tel 99497576 99886775 OFFICE FOR RENT opposite sea with amazing sea views. 120sqm, 2 bathrooms, kitchen. Security system, cabling and server room ready. Price € 1400/month negotiable tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre.com/ listing-LIM-0103

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

TO LET LARNACA

Spencer and St Raphael Clinic. Own courtyard. Small dog welcome. Sky satellite link. Also suitable for office space. Only English spoken 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 ***************************** 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.

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 information quoting Ref. TLL1415. Tel. (00357) 24815104 CALL 24 815 104 TO ENQUIRE OR ARRANGE A VIEWING – NO OBLIGATION OR FEES. View our full range of over 200 properties by visiting www.KSLlettings.com updated daily. LANDLORDS ADVERTISE YOUR PROPERTY FOR FREE AND GET WORLD WIDE ADVERTISING – NO TENANT NO FEE ! *****************************

PAPHOS ARMOU – large detached 4 bed villa – 1 x ensuite – u/f, a/c, fire place, private pool, large kitchen with extra utility room, private parking, sea and mountain views, quiet location. €650. For more information call - 99774314 or 99621875 €290 CHLORAKAS, Acropolis Heights 2-bed , Beautiful pri-

3 nt All Inclusive Cyprus Hotel Offers For Xmas! Paphos Hotel Limassol Hotel

TO LET PAPHOS

TO LET PAPHOS

vate / quiet location ,with views of the valley and the sea , in a Cul-de-sac, 1-Floor, 9 years old, 90 sq. mts, Fully Furnished, W.C, open-Plan Lounge / Kitchen, Garden/ Front Car-port and rear yard and Doghouse. Call 99-632388.

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

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

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

children Ref:1027 Price €500 Anavargos: 3 bed part furnished extremely large apartment, walking distance to the general hospital, lift, quiet building: Ref:1162 Price €400 Mesogi: 4 bed very large unfurnished modern villa with private pool, nice residential area, gardens, near amenities, pets welcomed, not far to the International School of Paphos. Ref: 783 Price €800 Secret Valley: 3 bed villa fully furnished in modern style, landscaped gardens, quiet location, Private pool, not far from Aphrodite Hills and golf area of Secret Valley. Ref:1033 Price €650 Mandria: 4 bedroom villa offered unfurnished in very nice location, walking distance to all amenities, garden ,with Private pool, pets welcome Ref:1174 Price €750 Lower Peyia: Very large 5 bedroom luxury villa offered fully furnished, Large astro turf garden ,with Private pool, Jacuzzi, central heating, excellent sea views. Ref:1167 Price €3000 Stoumbi: Modern newly built property with private pool, stone features, outside gardens, nice location and views: Ref: 737 Price €800 Tsada: Very large villa with spacious living areas, kitchen with lots of cupboards, fire place, central heating, peaceful location with valley view’s Ref: 955 Price €1300 PROPERTIES WANTED FOR SALE/LONGTERM/HOLIDAY LETTING. PLEASE CALL US FOR A LISTING OF YOUR PROPERTY OR SEND US INFORMATION AND PICTURES TO OUR EMAIL BELOW: OFFICE: 120 MARKARIOS AVENUE, PAPHOS. OFFICE: 26600450 MOBILE: 97614070 many properties available on WEB: www.flowron.com Email info@flowron.com WEB: www.holidayrentalsinpaphos.com Your Vision Our Mission ***************************** LONG TERM RENTALS

Quote TLL1088. Tel. (00357) 24815104

Xmas & New Year Offers! 4*+ 4*

TO LET PAPHOS

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 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 ***************************** PAPHOS- Large 3 Bedroom F/F Apt, Central Heating, 2 Bathrooms, Laundry, €350 KATO PAPHOS- 1 bedroom Town-House, Newly fitted kitchen, Enclosed Rear Garden, Cloakroom, €200 EMBA-Traditional Detached 3 bed room, F/F, very spacious property, large garden with a variety of fruit trees, fabulous kitchen, €450 TREMITHOUSA- 2 Bedroom, Traditional Village Bungalow, Very Large Courtyard, Parking. €280 FULLY FURNISHED PROPERTIES WANTED MORE PROPETIES AVAILABLE FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 99862922

from only ¤409!! from only ¤375!!

All prices are for 3 nts over Xmas/New Year & are PER COUPLE NOT PER PERSON!!

Abu Dhabi for Xmas & New Year! 24th Dec 10 nts 5* B&B

from only ¤1149!!

Beautiful Hua Hin, Thailand! 17th Dec 11nts 4* boutique hotel B&B

from only ¤1099!!

Sharm el Sheikh for Xmas & New Year! 22nd Dec 11 nts 5* All Inclusive!

from only ¤899!!

Far East Explorer! 20th Dec 16 nts 5* Cruise from Hong Kong to Singapore visiting Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand PRICES FROM ONLY ¤2769!! All of our hotel breaks and cruises include return flights from Larnaca and transfers in resort, where applicable. We go the extra mile to provide excellent service before, during and after your holiday. Call us and see what difference we can make to you!

info@centurycyprus.com www.centurycyprus.com

Tel: 70 000 970

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 balconies, very spacious rooms, with additional storage space, lovely sea and mountain views, close to all amenities, satellite dish, pets allowed. Price : €750 o.n.o ALL THE ABOVE PROPERTIES ARE PRIVATELY OWNED PLEASE CALL: 99351008/99563020 ***************************** FLOWRON PROPERTY SERVICES LTD: PROVIDING AN EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE FOR TENANTS AND LANDLORDS. PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR RENT LONG & SHORT TERM RENTAL. FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT WITH KEY HOLDING AND RENT COLLECTIONS OFFERED Yeroskipou: 2 bed furnished apartment, cosy furniture, communal pool, walking distance to all local amenities, Ref: 1034 Price 375 Konia: 3 bedroom unfurnished spacious town house with communal pool in nice residential area, walking distance to all local amenities, suit a family with

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

“Friends for Life Limassol Hospice Care Appeal”

Friends for Life Limassol Care Appeal will be holding their Annual Christmas Fair on the 8th and 9th of December

Wish to inform their valued customers On Tuesday 13th November they will hold their not to be missed Déjà vu afternoon from 2.30 until 4.30 at the Leontious Street Charity Shop Limassol between St Barnabas Church and Mitsubishi traffic lights. Come and purchase your Christmas and New Year Party Clothing plus Festive Decorations

At the Atlantica Miramare Beach Hotel Limassol 11am to 7 pm daily The organizers wish to inform those who have Craft items to exhibit there are still a few tables 180x80 available to rent at 30 Euros each per day. For booking and further information please call Anne

99269016


23

CYPRUS MAIL Saturday, October 27, 2012

Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS 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 ***************************** 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

TO LET PAPHOS YOU HAVE A PROPERTY TO RENT WE ARE THE RENTAL AGENCY TO CONTACT OFFERING FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENT COLLECTION SERVICE 1.

UNIVERSAL AREA €450 spacious 3 bedroom first floor apartment, master with ensuite. Situated on small complex with no pool. Fully furnished with modern furniture, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. Balcony leads to a large private roof terrace with shaded barbeque area offering views of the sea, storage & sunbathing deck.

2. SEA CAVES €500 we are delighted to offer this detached 2 bedroom villa situated on a corner plot in a quiet residential area offering sea views. Gated drive for off street parking. Fully enclosed good sized low maintenance garden with private pool offering privacy and shaded areas. Available unfurnished or part furnished. Pets allowed at owners’ discretion. website reference number: RTL_482 3. KAMARES €625 we are delighted to offer this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom bungalow offering magnificent sea views. Lovely enclosed garden & private pool. Available unfurnished though includes central heating throughout plus modern gas fire for those winter months. Outdoor storage facilities, shaded patio area, fly screens & shutters. website reference number: RTL_386 4. PEYIA €700 price includes

TO LET PAPHOS pool cleaning. If you are looking for a villa with breathtaking views & privacy than this property is for you. This modern detached 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa is furnished with modern furniture, including satellite TV. One bedroom & bathroom on ground floor. a spacious enclosed garden with private pool offering stunning views. off street parking. website reference number: RTL_401 5. TALA €725 modern 3 bedroom detached villa located in a peaceful residential area between Tala & Kamaras offering sea & mountain views. Separate kitchen with top brand appliances inc dishwasher. Includes central heating, flyscreens & sky satellite. Private pool & enclosed garden with storage. Available unfurnished or furnished. website reference number: RTL_566 6. 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. 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 accom-

TO LET PAPHOS modation 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 verandas leading to private pool with Jacuzzi and large stone built bbq area. Separate storage rooms, utility

TO LET PAPHOS 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 PROPERTIES AVAILABLE TO RENT IN THE PAPHOS DISTRICT. JUST A SMALL SAMPLE OF AVAILABLE

TO LET PAPHOS PROPERTIES. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL. CALL 97648440 FOR MORE INFORMATION. LANDLORDS CALL IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT.!!! 1. MESA CHORIO – 2 bed 2 bath fully furnished ground floor apartment set on an elevated position on this prestigious development. Open plan living area. Good sized kitchen. 2 double , bedrooms, master


24

Saturday, October 27, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS with en-suite shower room. Family bathroom. Large patio areas with enclosed gardens and lovely sea views. Covered parking and security gates.. Comm swimming pool, and landscaped gardens. Euros 425.00 a month. 2 bed apartment same complex Euros 400.00 a month. 2 MESOGI 3 bed 3 bath furnished apartment in handy location close to the shopping areas. Large open plan living area and dining area.. Fully fitted dining/ kitchen with appliances . Guest WC. Utilty room. 3 double bedrooms one with en-suite. Family bathroom. Balcony & and parking. Euros 500.00 a month. Suit non-drivers! 3. TOMB OF THE KINGS – 3 bed fully furnished apartment in established block. Own entrance via stairway. Open plan living area. Dining kitchen. 3 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.

TO LET PAPHOS Landscaped gardens, swimming pool and covered parking. Realistically priced Euros 500.00 per month or close offers only 6. UNIVERSAL AREA. 2 bed fully furnished apartment. Living area, fitted kitchen. 2 double bedrooms and family bathroom. A/C, Enclosed garden area, comm. Pool and parking. Euros 375.00 a month or offers. 1 & 2 bed apartments available on Universal starting at 250 euros per month. 7. CORAL BAY - 3 bed, 3.5 bath furnished/unfurnished villa situated very near to the centre and within easy walking of beaches and restaurants. Open plan living area with fully fitted kitchen. Doors out to garden and pool. Ground floor bedroom with ensuite. Separate guest WC. Stairs to 2 double bedroom both with en-suite and balcony areas. Private pool, gardens, BBQ area and covered verandahs. Central location.Euros 650.00 per month or close offers. 8. STROUMBI– 3 bed 2.5 bath large unfurnished villa in quiet village area. Spacious open plan living area with feature fireplace and dining space Good sized fitted kitchen and breakfast area. Guest WC with storage area.3 double bedrooms. Master with en-suite bathroom. Family bathroom. Enclosed gardens, pool and off street parking. Realistically priced Euros 550.00 per month. OVNO FOR FULL LISTINGS OF APARTMENTS/TOWNHOUSES AND VILLA PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS. ALL TYPES

TO LET PAPHOS

FOR SALE NICOSIA

OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL LANDLORDS/OWNERS PLEASE CALL

and one WC for Guests. Fully Air-conditioned, Central Heating €390.000 TEL 99668822/99680700

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.

NICOSIA, FLAT FOR SALE: 2 bdrm flat with title deeds, 110 sq.m., fully renovated, best central area, 800m from the European University, excellent view, €99.000. Tel. 99621914. **************************** FOR SALE is a building with 4 flats, each 3 bedroom. 2 on the ground floor with yards, and 2 on the first floor. 2 on first floor completely renovated. Located in quite area. Building recently plastered and painted. €850,000. Negotiable Call: 99 330 908 **************************** 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.

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.

PROPERTY FOR SALE LIMASSOL BARGAIN PRICE DETACHED HOME FOR QUICK SALE with title deeds. Located on a quite cul de sac in Germasoyia within a short 2 minute drive to the beach and tourist area. 3 bedroom. 325sqm plot, 160sqm house. Price € 385.000 tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre.com/listing-lim-0337

FOR SALE

NICOSIA

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

**************************** HOUSE FOR SALE AT ARCHANGELOS AREA (Nicosia) WITH SEMI-DETACHED STUDIO FOR HOUSEKEEPER AND GARDEN 300 sq.m - with Title. 3 bedrooms (one big with dressing room and bathroom). Open big space Kitchen with Dining and Living Room. Two Bathrooms

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

FOR SALE PAPHOS bungalow for sale, living room, kitchen, bathroom, shower room, central heating, air con, private pool, landscaped gardens, lovely views. Call: 99342913 – no agents **************************** 1. PAPHOS, FLATS FOR SALE OR RENT: Kissonerga, 3 bdrm flat with title deeds, in a block of 4 flats only, fully renovated, 2 baths, 146 sq.m closed area, c/h, a/c, covered parking, excelent view of sea and mountains, half registration fees titll 31.12.12 reduced to €135.000 or rent €450 per month. Tel. 99621914. **************************** FOR SALE- PAPHOS 1. REGINA GDNS- 2 Bedroom Townhouse set on a luxury complex with 3 communal pools, private parking, private driveway, rear patio, solar panels, TITLE DEEDS. Covered area 92sq. mtrs. Priced to sell at €115,000. 2. FAROS BEACH- 2 Bedroom fully furnished apartment, situated 120m from a popular beach off Tombs of The Kings. Sea views, solar panels, private parking, spacious balcony, large family bathroom, TITLE DEEDS AVAILABLE. Priced to sell at €138,000. 3. ATHENA GARDENS- Beautiful 2 Bedroom fully furnished ground floor apartment in Geroskipou with communal pools, gardens, large patio with roll down canvas sidings (low electricity bills). This property comes with many many extras and it is priced at 25% below value at €140,000. Covered area 96sq. mtrs. 4. UNIVERSAL- 2 Bedroom end of terrace Townhouse, situated close to the new school and bus route, with front garden, rear patio area, and communal pool, this property comes fully furnished and is priced for a quick sale at €98,000. TITLE DEEDS IMMINENT. 5. LIMNARIA GARDENS- 1 Bedroom fully furnished spacious top floor apartment with lounge leading to patio overlooking communal pools on a luxury complex. Shutters all round, heated pool with Jacuzzi, 200m from beach. Priced to sell at €135,000.

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

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

U SEFUL PHONE NUMBERS St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, Byron Avenue,Nicosia

CAR BOOT SALE SATURDAY 3 November 2012 1400 – 1700 in the Cathedral Car Park Car Spaces € 13 individual tables on request (€3 per table) Refreshments available Reservations and information: Agnete 99 823785 Sylvia: 22 466753/99 836405 (in aid of St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral Funds) Having a clearout? Sell your unwanted items here!

POLICE DIVISION HQ

HOSPITALS ........ 1400

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

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

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

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


CYPRUS MAIL Saturday, October 27, 2012

25

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.


Saturday, October 27, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

26

Television CYBC 1

CYBC 2

ANTENNA

MEGA

SIGMA

PLUS TV

CAPITAL

08.00 I Plateia (rpt) Two episodes from local drama series. 09.00 Kali Sas Mera Best Of Highlights of local variety show, featuring entertainment options, cookery tips and more. 12.00 Vimata Stin Ammo (rpt) Two episodes of local period drama, based on true events. 13.00 Edoxe Ti Vouli Kai To Dimo 14.00 News 14.30 Me Kali Parea New weekend show presented by Vivian Kanari, a mix of news, information and live music. 16.25 Greek FILM: Polemistes Tis Eirinis Drama. 1973. 18.00 News 18.15 Tete A Tete Tasos Tryfonos interviews Greek celebrities from the world of showbiz. 19.15 Local Sketch No further details supplied. 20.00 News 21.30 Savvato Ki Apovrado Variety show, with well-known guests pretending to have a good time for the benefit of You At Home. 23.30 News 23.45 Local Sketch (rpt) 00.15 Savvato Ki Apovrado (rpt) 02.15 Me Kale Parea (rpt) 03.15 More repeats

08.00 Kids’ TV 11.50 The Suite Life On Deck Series spin-off in which Zack and Cody Martin enroll in a semester-atsea programme. Disney kids’ show, dubbed in Greek. 12.15 Wizards Of Waverly Place Teen comedy about an apparently typical New York girl who shares a secret with her two brothers - they are from a family of wizards. More Disney dubbed fare. 12.40 More Kids’ TV

05.20 Lifting (rpt) 06.10 Proini Enimerosi (rpt) 06.40 Tango Yia Treis 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) 12.45 Oikonomahies (rpt) 13.30 To Pio Glyko Mou Psema (rpt) 14.20 Ekeino To Kalokairi (rpt) 16.00 Niose Me (rpt) With News at 18.00. 18.30 Vals Me 12 Theous (rpt) 20.15 News 21.15 Wipeout USA 22.10 FILM: Pretty Woman Romantic comedy, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. 1990. See Film Picks. 23.55 News 00.00 Sports News 00.10 FILM: Mr 3000 A retired baseball player has to return to the field to prove his worth when three of his 3,000 hits are disqualified. Comedy, starring Bernie Mac. 2004. 01.40 Dancing On Ice (rpt) 03.40 News 04.40 7 Zoes (rpt)

06.00 Paralliloi Dromoi (rpt) 06.30 Greek Series TBA (rpt) 07.30 Yia Sena (rpt) 09.00 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 A computer geek finds himself in charge of the government’s most sensitive data. 17.20 Porta Kleidomeni (rpt) 18.20 News 18.30 Epta Thanasimes Petheres (rpt) 20.20 News 21.15 Anonymous 23.00 FILM: Lawrence Of Arabia Oscar-winning epic, starring Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif. 1962. With News at 00.00. See Pick Of The Day. 02.00 FILM: The Squid And The Whale Touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents’ divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s. Bittersweet drama, with Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney and Anna Paquin. 2005. 04.00 Casa Di Macaroni (rpt) 04.30 Richter Music (rpt) 05.00 O Ios Tou Patera (rpt) 05.40 Paralliloi Dromoi (rpt)

07.30 Zoi Podilato (rpt) 08.30 Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses Animation dubbed in Greek. 10.00 Mes Srin Kali Hara 14.00 Aspra Balonia (rpt) 15.45 7 Ouranoi Kai Sinnefa Alites (rpt) 17.35 Pame Paketo (rpt) With News at 18.00. 18.40 Efialtis Stin Kouzina The Greek chef comes to the aid of struggling restaurateurs, and dispenses advice to help them turn their business around in the space of weeks. 19.30 Pame Paketo (rpt) Popular talk-show, that deals with human interest stories such as reuniting people, fulfilling dreams and connecting individuals who want to correct past mistakes in their lives. 20.15 News 21.20 Al Tsantiri News A highly successful live satirical comedy show that features Lakis Lazopoulos. 23.50 News 23.55 24 (rpt) Ground-breaking real-time drama series, starring Kiefer Sutherland as a government agent out to stop terrorists wreaking havoc across America. 00.40 Mes Stin Kali Hara (rpt) 04.00 Magazino (rpt)

06.50 Star News (rpt) 12.05 LTV Sports News (rpt) 13.00 Star News 13.40 Gossip Girl Second season. ‘Chuck in Real Life’. Blair seeks revenge after Vanessa uses the scandalous picture of Catherine and Marcus to blackmail her. Lily and Bart throw an extravagant housewarming party and Dan and Jenny discover Nate’s big secret. 14.25 One Tree Hill Second season. ‘The Heart Brings You Back’. Haley is surprised when her elder sister Taylor shows up in Tree Hill. Anna tells Lucas one of her deepest secrets, while Brooke and Felix decide they are an item. 15.15 Fotis - Maria Live Best Of 16.30 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of 17.30 Mila (rpt) 19.30 FILM: Kangaroo Jack Mobsters coerce two friends into delivering a large amount of cash to Australia - where it is promptly stolen by a kangaroo. Comedy, starring Jerry O’Connell and Christopher Walken. 2003. 21.00 Roda Tsanta Kai Kopana 4 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 10.55 Telemarketing 13.10 Greek FILM: Mia Gynaika, Mia Agapi, Mia Zoi 15.15 Mila Mou Prasina 15.30 Kouzina Me Apopsi (rpt) 16.30 FILM: Extreme Days Lifelong friends play dangerous sports while taking a road trip on the West Coast. Adventure comedy, starring Dante Basco. 2001. 18.15 Remington Steele With News at 18.30. 19.15 News 20.05 Acapulco HEAT 21.00 FILM: An Unfinished Life A down on her luck woman, desperate to provide care for her daughter, moves in with her father in-law from whom she is estranged. Emotional drama, starring Robert Redford. 2005. 23.00 FILM: City By The Sea A New York detective faces a crisis of conscience when he discovers the suspect he is investigating is his estranged son. Crime drama, starring Robert De Niro. 2002. 01.00 FILM: The Pianist A Jewish concert pianist struggles to evade capture and deportation by the Nazis in the Warsaw ghetto during the Holocaust. Drama, starring Adrien Brody. 2002.

17.00 Album Show Music of the 70s, 80s and 90s. 17.45 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Freestyle programme Women. 19.30 News In English 19.40 News In Turkish 19.50 Candid Camera Unsuspecting people react to bizarre events. 20.15 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Freestyle programme - pairs. 21.45 FILM: Hanna’s War Follows the story of Hannah Senesh who parachuted into Nazi-occupied Hungary to rescue Jews, a mission that cost her her own life. Factbased drama, starring, Ellen Burstyn and Anthony Andrews. 1988. 00.00 News In English & News In Turkish 00.15 Me Kali Parea (rpt) 02.15 Euronews

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

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

BFBS 1

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

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

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

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

Oldies Digital

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


CYPRUS MAIL Saturday, October 27, 2012

27

Television PICK OF THE DAY Lawrence of Arabia (Mega, 23.00) We open with T.E. Lawrence (Peter O’Toole) getting killed in a motorbike accident in 1935, move on briefly to his funeral and only then go back to his time in Arabia - specifically in WW1, when he’s sent by the British Army to assess the prospects of a local Prince in his revolt against the Turks. That’s when the film’s most famous shot comes in, with Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif) appearing in the vast desert - he actually appears through a mirage - a tiny speck on the horizon till a shot rings out and ... but what does it matter? Your eyelids are likely to be drooping by then, and by the time we get to the second half - Lawrence’s guerrilla war against the Turks, a fascinating harbinger of modern ‘terrorism’ - it’ll be long past midnight and many viewers will be actively fighting sleep. Only the very hardy (or insomniac) are likely to make it to 2.30 a.m. or thereabouts (Mega’s schedule is almost certainly inaccurate) when the three-and-a-half-hour Lawrence ends and an even better film, The Squid and the Whale, begins. All of which begs a rather obvious question: Why do they do it? I know why they do it, of course. Mega is part of Mega Greece, and gets its films from the parent channel - so it makes no difference, budget-wise, what time those films get shown or how many people see them. What’s more, even Oscar-winning

films like Lawrence of Arabia come a distant second to the trashy local soaps which are what viewers really like. But still: we get so few good films on the free channels. If you’re going to show such a terrific double-bill - an undisputed classic followed by an edgy, remarkable drama - do you really have to show it so incredibly late? Can’t prime-time be devoted to something more substantial than the usual fluff, just for once? Anyway. You should obviously watch both Lawrence of Arabia and The Squid and the Whale if you haven’t already - especially Lawrence, just because it’s so famous. Steven Spielberg has called it his favourite film of all time, and the one that convinced him to be a filmmaker. It made O’Toole a star, launching him on a 50-year career (he announced his retirement just a few months ago, on the occasion of his 80th birthday), and he’s hugely charismatic. It’s a psychologically complex biography, making Lawrence an enigmatic hero - a brave soldier, but also a narcissist and attention-seeker with sadomasochistic tendencies. It’s got a great score (by Maurice Jarre, one of the film’s seven Oscars) and a great edit where we cut straight from a lighted match to the desert sun. Oh, and it’s on really late. But you already knew that. Made in 1962.

Preston Wilder

FILM PICKS

SATELLITE

Lionheart (LTV3, 20.00) “It was an age of wonder!” proclaims the trailer grandly - but what we really wonder is whether this is Richard the Lionheart or the Jean-Claude Van Damme fi lm of that name. Neither, as it turns out, just a rather obscure mediaeval adventure starring fresh-faced Eric Stoltz as a heroic young knight and grim-faced Gabriel Byrne as his evil opponent (“God will leave him,” he assures a minion, “as He left us”). Byrne, appropriately known as the Black Prince, kidnaps helpless children and sells them as slaves to the Muslims - and keen young Eric, on his way to join the Crusades, makes it his business to save the kids and lead them to the Holy Land on a Children’s Crusade. Good idea? You have to wonder - but anyone looking for cheesy costume heroics with preCGI effects could certainly do worse. Made in 1987.

Cold Mountain (Novacinema2, 22.00) War is Hell, so everyone keeps saying - and this is roughly what they have in mind, the hellish war in this case being the American Civil War. Humble farmer Jude Law meets preacher’s daughter Nicole Kidman, and they fall in love - but then they’re separated by “the war, this awful war”, as Jude goes off to fight and Nicole stays behind in the small town of Cold Mountain. Years pass, and the war still rages - but Jude, now badly wounded, decides to desert and return to his beloved, facing starvation and extreme weather as well as the unwelcome attentions of the Home Guard, formed to track down deserters. The original book (by Charles Frazier) was an epoch-defi ning bestseller in the US, yet the fi lm flopped - maybe because there doesn’t seem much point to it beyond ‘War is Hell’, a message underlined with heavy-handed irony. Renee Zellweger won an Oscar in the fi lm’s liveliest performance, as a young woman working on Nicole’s farm. Made in 2003.

Pretty Woman (Antenna, 22.10) Also showing tomorrow on pay-TV (actually Novacinema2) in case you miss it - because tomorrow is the 45th birthday of Julia Roberts, who made her name as a loveable hooker in this smash-hit rom-com. Julia is indeed a prostitute, but a classy and good-hearted one (so that’s all right then) - and she happily agrees when businessman Richard Gere hires her for a week to be his escort while he’s in town. They fall in love, Gere teaching Jules about the opera and how to eat at expensive restaurants while she thaws his cold, cold heart; then she goes on a shopping spree, which perhaps explains why the fi lm was so successful. Made in 1990.

01:35 Lab Rats 02:05 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 02:35 Big Bear Diary 03:00 Doctors 03:30 Live At The Apollo 04:15 Lab Rats 04:45 Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps 05:15 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 05:45 Big Bear Diary 06:15 The Weakest Link 07:00 The Large Family 07:10 Gigglebiz 07:25 Teletubbies 07:50 Balamory 08:10 The Large Family 08:20 Gigglebiz 08:35 Teletubbies 09:00 Little Robots 09:10 Poetry Pie 09:15 Robin Hood 10:00 Strictly Come Dancing 11:25 Last Of The Summer Wine 11:55 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 Little Britain 00:15 Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel 01:05 Live

07:30 Hollywood Buzz 08:00 The Soccer Nanny 09:35 Mr. Troop Mom 11:00 La Vie En Rose 13:20 Swing Shift 15:00 Nine 17:00 Pre-Game 18:00 A’ Division Cyprus Soccer Championship 2012-13 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 U.S. Marshals 23:15 Road Trip: Beer Pong 00:55 Hustler TV 03:00 Hesher 03:45 Stand And Deliver 05:30 Action Zone 06:00 Hollywood Buzz 06:30 LTV Sports News

At The Apollo

07:00 How It’s Made 07:25 Rides 08:15 Fifth Gear 09:10 Mega Builders 10:05 Mighty Ships 10:55 One Car Too Far 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 Area 51: Revelations 00:00 Surviving The Cut 01:00 Alone In The Wild 02:00 Auction Kings 03:00 Secrets Of Bin Laden’s Lair 03:00 Area 51: Revelations 04:00 Surviving The Cut 04:50 How It’s Made 05:15 Dealers 06:05 Auction Kings

09:30 Car Racing: World Endurance Championships China 10:45 Alpine Skiing: World Cup Austria 11:30 Car Racing: World Endurance Championships China 13:00 Alpine Skiing: World Cup Austria 15:00 Tennis: WTA Tournament Istanbul 19:00

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, Kai-Lan 09:30 Spongebob Squarepants 09:55 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:20 Fanboy & Chum Chum 10:45 The X’s 11:25 2012 Formula 1 12:50 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 19:00 Liga Bbva 2012-13 23:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 01:00 Liga Bbva 2012-13 03:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 04:00 Espn Original Documentaries 05:00 Bar-

clays Premier League 2012-13

07:15 Gossip Girl 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 Five Days 2 13:15 Luck 14:10 Strike Back 15:00 House M.D. 00:05 Happy-Go-Lucky 02:05 Batman Returns 03:30 90210

Figure Skating: ISU Grand Prix Canada 01:00 Fight Sport: Fight Club 02:00 Tennis:

WTA Tournament Istanbul

05:30 The Amazing Race 07:00 Rules Of Engagement 09:05 How I Met Your Mother 09:55 Criminal Minds 12:10 Lie To Me 13:40 Awake 14:25 The Killing 15:10 Falling Skies 15:55 The Simpsons 18:00 How I Met Your Mother 20:05 The Finder 21:40 Homeland 22:30 Unsupervised 23:20 The Simpsons 00:10 The Cleveland Show 00:35 Rules Of Engagement 02:40 How I Met Your Mother 03:55 Terriers

Cold Mountain (Novacinema2, 22.00)

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 03:00 UFO Hunters 04:00 Mysteryquest 05:00 UFO Hunters 06:00 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East

07:00 UFO Files 08:00 UFO Hunters 10:00 American Pickers 3 12:00 WWII:

07:00 Too Big To Fail 08:45 Tom & Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers 10:00 Harper 12:00 Man Of The Year 14:15 The Nanny Diaries 16:15 Lost & Found 18:00 Step Up 3 20:00 Lionheart 22:00 Twilight Saga: Eclipse 00:05 Daring! TV 03:30 Nowhere Boy 04:15 The Dead Girl 06:00 Action

Zone

07:00 Big, Bigger, Biggest 08:00 Dog Whisperer 10:00 Drain The Great Lakes 11:00 Access 360° World Heritage 12:00 Megafactories 14:00 Animal Autopsy 16:00 Forbidden Tomb Of Genghis Khan 17:00 Templars: The Last Stand 18:00 Secret Bible 20:00 Search For The Head Of John The Baptist 21:00 Taboo 23:00 Wicked Tuna 00:00 Taboo 03:00 Wicked Tuna 03:00 Witness: Joplin Tornado 04:00

Footloose (Novacinema1, 19.00) Taboo 05:00 Secret Bible 06:00 Search For The Head Of John The Baptist

05:10 Analyze This 06:55 The Haunting 08:50 Adventures Of Tintin, The: The Secret Of The Unicorn 10:40 Cine News 11:05 From Prada To Nada 15:00 Ncis X - Na 15:50 The Newsroom - I’ll Try To Fix You 16:55 Country Strong 19:00 Footloose - 2011 23:55 The Skin I Live In 03:45 Cine News 04:00 The Boxer

06:35 Friends With Benefits 08:25 Cine News 09:20 Crimson Tide 11:15 Cine News 11:45 The Deep End Of The Ocean 13:35 Cine News 14:05 Beginners 15:50 Doctor Dolittle 17:20 Mad On Novacinema 18:00 Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 20:20 Happy Gilmore 22:00 Cold Mountain 00:40 The Son Of No One 02:15 Faster 2010 04:00 Gone Baby Gone 04:55 The English Patient

ciety 21:00 Pop Corn The Smurfs 22:45 How Do You Know 00:45 Just Go With It 02:40 Les Emotifs Anonymes 04:00 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 04:35 Cine News

01:30 FOX College Football Preview Show 02:00 NHL TBA Date and Time Tentative 04:30 NFL Replay 06:00 Speedway Grand Prix Torun, Poland 07:00 Programming TBA 09:00 Golf Central International 09:30 Programming TBA 10:00 PGA Tour: CIMB Classic Rd. 3 14:00 NFL Game Day 14:30 FOX College Football Preview Show 10:00 European Tour: BMW Masters Rd. 3 18:15 PRE GAME(Live) 10:00 CHAMPIONSHIP 2012-13: APOLLON VS DOXA (Live) 20:00 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 03:00 Essential Specials 04:00 Globe

Trekker 05:40 The King’s Speech 07:40 Runaway Jury 09:45 The Bone Collector 11:45 Good Morning Vietnam 13:45 Elektra 15:25 I Am Legend 17:05 Air Force One 19:15 Heart Condition 21:00 Largo Winch 2: The Burma Conspiracy 23:00 Along Came A Spider 00:45 Cine News 01:30 Carmen Inked 03:40 Cine News 04:00 Priest 04:20 Cine News

06:30 I Timi Tis Agapis 08:25 Cine News 09:10 Gnomeo & Juliet 10:40 Hud 12:35 Cine News 13:00 Pina 14:50 Cars 2 16:40 Manuale D’am3re 18:50 Dead Poet’s So-

06:00 Invasion Quartet 07:25 Clash By Night 09:15 Lili 10:35 Ice Station Zebra 13:00 High Society 14:45 Summer Stock 16:30 Across The Wide Missouri 17:50 Oklahoma Kid, The 19:10 Rebel Without a Cause 21:00 Prize, The 23:15 Vengeance Valley 00:35 Moonfleet 02:00 TCM Presents Under the Influence: Laurence Fishburne 02:30 TCM Presents Under the Influence: Joan Allen 03:00 Never So Few 05:00 Lust For Life


Saturday, October 27, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

28

CRYPTIC 2221

1

2

3

4

5

6 PREVIOUS DAY’S SOLUTIONS

7

Across

8

13

12

14

15 17 18

11

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.

16

19 20

21 22 23 happening every ten years (9) 14 It can produce a stir at four o’clock (8) 16 Make fun of funny dupes

EASY

HARD

MEDIUM

HARD

around the north (4,2) 18 Tool without a head found in the shed (5) 19 One regrets having to say it (5)

Answers to crossword 2220

QUICK: Across – 1 Jump the gun; 8 Kid; 9 Traversed; 10 Planet; 11 Shunt; 13 Bowler; 15 Play on; 17 Leith; 18 Oldest; 21 Scholarly; 22 Bar; 23 Ingredient Down – 1 Joke; 2 Middleweight; 3 Titan; 4 Écarté; 5 Utensil; 6 As busy as a bee; 7 Editing; 12 Abolish; 14 Echelon; 16 Tourer; 19 Dryad; 20 Brat.

Rating EASY

CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Good hiding; 8 Fee; 9 Gallivant; 10 Offend; 11 Hedge; 13 Cohere; 15 Ironic; 17 Label; 18 Venice; 21 Ensembles; 22 Oil; 23 Splendidly. Down – 1 Gift; 2 One of the best; 3 Hague; 4 Delude; 5 Neither; 6 Madding Crowd; 7 Stretch; 12 Scalpel; 14 Rollmop; 16 Evolve; 19 Nosed; 20 Clay.

Rating HARD

1 He demonstrates he’s no amateur analyst (9) 2 Hang on a very long time for an attachment (9) 3 They carry on a trade and are situated in pairs (6) 4 Furnace manufacturer (8) 5 Capture animal on the church (5) 6 A clan moved along the waterway (5) 11 Referee taking up most of the room I had taken in (9) 12 Celandine bursting forth,

10

Rating EASY

Down

9

Rating MEDIUM

3 Nonsense, it produces opium, my old friend (9) 7 Salesman the Spanish reject (5) 8 Bring in a book of considerable significance (9) 9 Not those incomplete essays (5) 10 Confirm decision to support (6) 13 Cruel, not happy with one’s twitch (8) 15 A sherry I ordered in Scotland (8) 17 Monkey rushes about (6) 20 N Iran resort? It’s in N Scotland (5) 21 Had too much of what the doctor ordered? (9) 22 Excessively during careful training (5) 23 Behaving mischievously, flattering to win favour (7,2)

QUICK Down

3 Feeling (9) 7 Overexcited (3,2) 8 Back part of an army (9) 9 Worth (5) 10 Offer (6) 13 Inhabitant (8) 15 Farm worker (8) 17 Child’s vehicle (2-4) 20 Holy table (5) 21 Absolute rulers (9) 22 Idiot (5) 23 Things characteristic of USA (9)

1 Quivering (9) 2 Pertaining to literary design (9) 3 Stretch out (6) 4 Choke (8) 5 Feel grief (5) 6 Tend the sick (5) 11 Bond (9) 12 Interpretation (9) 14 Rapturous (8) 16 Malpas (anag.) (6) 18 Hatred (5) 19 Later (5)

HOROSCOPE

Across

ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

Doing things alone may not be as effective as being willing to pool your resources. Negotiation is the key and the way to get what you want. This should work in terms of ongoing love relationships and also any business and financial affairs. But once you have made a pact, you need to be sure you’ve done the right thing - going back could be difficult.

You need to be honest about your romantic intentions, otherwise you could break many hearts. But if both of you are looking for the same thing, you could have so much fun. Travel, study and a taste for adventure bring endless chances to be pierced by Cupid’s arrow. The only problem you may have with all of this exists in the past. It’s time to move on.

You may have a desire to absorb new spiritual knowledge, and would perhaps like your lover to share your enthusiasm. If you have a partner who is also on the path to greater growth and self awareness, you may appreciate their interest. Attend courses and discover more about positive relationships and what you can achieve together.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

Your lover may seem to be either consciously or unconsciously opposing your every idea. You can be placid for a while, but eventually it could become very annoying. You need freedom to follow your star, manifest your dream and get on with life, and they may not be helping. You may wonder if they’re doing this on purpose. It may be time to talk.

It helps if you clearly define your goals and have a vision of what success looks like. You could be offered a lucrative deal, but you may not get it on your terms. If you are willing to change your approach, you could do very well. At the same time, you may find yourself in conflict with someone who seems to resent your success. Don’t let them get you down.

You seem to be living as part of an extended family, with others dropping in or staying as and when they please. All of this is good news and helps you to focus on other things apart from work and health issues. Don’t allow yourself to be distant because of your responsibilities, it is time to embrace chaos and laughter and enjoy life.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

A special influence may encourage you to escape from too much hard work. Your mind may wander as you think about all the fun things you could be doing aside from what you are engaged in right now. There could also be a romantic treat in store for you. A date with someone who seems just perfect could be mind blowing - enjoy it!

Be hopeful, aim high, dream big and be practical. There are all sorts of reasons why you may feel like risking everything and seeing what happens. You may feel bold, optimistic and ready for an adventure. Anything that takes time may be too slow. It pays to attend to the details and to aim for success one step at a time. No need to hurry!

Wonderful things may be on their way to you, without you knowing about it. There is a lot going on behind the scenes that looks promising. There may be a fateful meeting coming up that could have an impact. Someone with some clout may be about to bring good news your way. They may strike a hard bargain - but it could also be a worthwhile one.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

You may want to invest a lot of your hard earned cash in making your life better and easier. For this reason, you may decide to join a gym, take up yoga or tai chi classes, or remodel your kitchen so that you can impress your friends. You might also find that you’re on a learning curve, learning about subjects that encourage your full potential.

You may have a lot to say and come across as being very animated and expressive. Give others the space to speak too, otherwise you will be talking to yourself. Use today’s influence to close deals, gather information and connect with key people. You may be tempted to purchase something expensive that you don’t need! Think very carefully.

Your career trajectory may be dependent on selling yourself, and your willingness to do so. Don’t be too shy or too haphazard. You stand to benefit in wonderful ways when you let others know about your particular skills and talents. Set up a website, start a blog or begin social networking. You’ll appreciate the effort when you see the results.


29

CYPRUS MAIL Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sport Legendary boxing trainer Emanuel Steward dies at 68 Long list of champs worked at his Kronk Gym By Simon Evans TOP trainer and former amateur boxer Emanuel Steward, who worked with several world champions at his fabled Kronk Gym in Detroit and was also a respected television commentator, died in a Chicago hospital on Thursday aged 68. “He has passed - he’s gone home,” Steward’s sister Diane Steward-Jones told the Detroit Free Press by phone. “He was in no pain, and we sang to him, as well as did the doctors present. He had loved ones around him.” Steward’s girlfriend Anita Ruiz, who is also executive director of the Kronk Gym Foundation, told Reuters the trainer had died after having “complications through surgery” for diverticulitis. Steward ended his amateur career with a record of 94 wins and three losses but is best known as the trainer who transformed Thomas Hearns from a light-hitting boxer into a devastating puncher. Under Steward’s guidance, ‘Hitman’ Hearns became a four-division welterweight champion in the 1980s as he vied with fellow boxing greats such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran and Marvin Hagler. Most recently, Steward trained heavyweight world champion Wladimir Kl-

The trainer is best known in Europe for working with heavyweight champions Lennox Lewis (left) and Wladimir Klitschko itschko before he was forced to step aside because of an undisclosed illness. “It is not often that a person in any line of work gets a chance to work with a legend, well I was privileged enough to work with one for almost a decade,” Ukrainian Klitschko said in a statement. “I will miss our time together. The long talks about boxing, the world, and life itself. Most of all I will miss

our friendship. “My team and I will carry on with the goals we had set while Emanuel was with us because that is exactly what Emanuel would have wanted ... we will accomplish these goals in his honour.” West Virginia native Steward was central to the famous Kronk Gym in Detroit where he helped shape the careers of fighters such as Hilmer Kenty and Milton

McCrory. Later he worked with British world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. An inductee of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame, Steward also worked for many years as part of HBO’s commentary team on fights. “There are no adequate words to describe the enormous degree of sadness and loss we feel at HBO Sports

with the tragic passing of Manny Steward,” Ken Hershman, president of HBO Sports, said in a statement. “For more than a decade, Manny was a respected colleague who taught us so much not only about the sweet science but also about friendship and loyalty. “His energy, enthusiasm and bright smile were a constant presence. Ten bells do not seem enough to mourn his passing.”

Sandoval widely saluted, including presidential tweet By Larry Fine

SF Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval became only the fourth player to hit three homers in a World Series game

SAN Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval said he received 300 text messages after his triple home run night in the World Series opener and a presidential tweet from back home in Venezuela. Sandoval’s power surge triggered the Giants’ 8-3 win over the Detroit Tigers and ace Justin Verlander and put him in the company of Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols as the only players to have hit three homers in a World Series game. One notable fan from Venezuela thought Sandoval was going to go one step beyond. “The president sent me a tweet. I still can’t believe it,” Sandoval said about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez while speaking to reporters before the Giants came out on top 2-0 in Game Two of the series to take a 2-0 overall lead. “He put a tweet on the three home runs. But

when I was hitting the fourth at-bat, he was like, ‘I’m just going to say congratulations to Pablo, but I’m just going to see the four homers right now.’ So that was funny.” Sandoval put the barrel of the bat on the ball again in his fourth trip to the plate, but did not launch it over the wall, settling for a line-drive single that capped a 4-for-4 night. “So excited how the people watched, pay attention to all the things in the game, all my friends back home, family, just excited to be part of this,” Sandoval said. “You know, I still can’t believe it. When I wake up, all the stuff, my friends keep texting me. But you know, you have to realize what’s going on right now in your life, so you have to keep your head up and keep focused.” Sandoval, whose stocky build brought him the nickname ‘Kung Fu Panda,’ said it was exciting what a banner year in baseball it has been for Venezuelan players. “I’ll be happy for all things happening to Venezuelan players right no,” he said.

IN BRIEF Nadal pulls out of Paris and London WORLD tennis number four Rafa Nadal has pulled out of the Paris Masters and the ATP World Tour finals in London as he is still recovering from his left knee injury, the ATP said. The 11-time grand-slam singles champion has not played since he suffered a shock second-round loss to Czech Lukas Rosol at Wimbledon in June. “It’s disappointing for me to miss the last two tournaments of the season in Paris and London but it doesn’t come as a surprise,” the 26-year-old Spaniard was quoted as saying in a statement on the ATP website. “I will hopefully resume my tennis practice soon since I am making good progress with my recovery from injury. I am not ready to compete in time for these events so I will continue my recovery in Mallorca and work hard to be back as soon as possible.” Nadal, who has been battling knee problems for years, could also miss the Davis Cup final between his country, who are the defending champions, and Czech Republic in Prague from November 16 to 18. With the Spaniard unable to play in the London finals, which will reunite the year’s eight best players from November 5 to 12, the player ranked ninth in the world will get a berth. Serbian Janko Tipsarevic currently occupies the spot.

McIlroy in the hunt WORLD number one Rory McIlroy shut out noisy distractions to move to within two shots of leader Peter Hanson on day two of the BMW Masters golf on Friday. Despite constant sounds of nearby building construction, sirens and even fireworks, along with the distraction of on-course mobile phones, McIlroy did not drop a shot in a round of seven-under-par 65 to move into second place on 12 under par. Sweden’s Hanson, McIlroy’s double-winning Ryder Cup team mate, posted an eight-under par 64 to lead the $7-million event by two strokes on 14 under par on the Lake Malaren course. Hanson started his round with a first-hole bogey before getting eight birdies in 16 holes. “It’s amazing how many good rounds come together after a bogey on the first,” he said.


30

Saturday, October 27, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

Sport Montpellier still hopeful despite mediocre start to title defence

Allegri faces moment of truth against Genoa

By Julien Pretot

Crisis-hit Milan ‘close to sacking coach’ By Brian Homewood CRISIS-HIT AC Milan go into this evening’s match at home to Genoa with five defeats in eight Serie A games behind them and amid widespread speculation that coach Massimiliano Allegri will be fired if they lose again. The names of Dutchman Frank Rijkaard, former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola and assistant coach Mauro Tassotti have been thrown into the rumour mill by the Italian media following Wednesday’s Champions Leaguedefeat at Malaga. Whether any of them could do better than Allegri with such limited resources is highly debatable, especially with the pressure to get instant results. Allegri, who led Milan to the 2010/11 title in his first season there, has been forced to rebuild his side after the club sold off Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva and Antonio Cassano during the close season in a bid to balance the books. With Brazilian forwards Robinho and Alexandre Pato struggling with injuries, Allegri has turned to Stephan El Shaaraway and, although the teenager is a

bright prospect, it seems premature to ask him to lead the attack. A loss of form by right back Ignazio Abate and midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, left out of Wednesday’s team for technical reasons, has not helped the cause either. Milan have slumped to 15th in Serie A with seven points from eight games and both Allegri and chief executive Adriano Galliani have repeatedly had to fend off questions about the coach’s future. “We all know we are in a difficult moment, I am the first to realise that, but I also say this team will recover due to the efforts they are putting in,” said Allegri after Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat in Spain. “How do we get out of this? We beat Genoa on Saturday. It’s the only course of action.” Genoa, who have two points more than Milan, will be playing their first game under new coach Luigi Del Neri after Luigi De Canio was fired on Monday following their 4-2 home defeat to AS Roma. Del Neri, who has coached more than 15 Italian teams including Juventus, Roma and Sampdoria, became the sixth coach to be appointed

by volatile club president Enrico Preziosi in two years. Leaders and title holders Juventus have also had an uncomfortable week. Their Champions League campaign stuttered with a 1-1 draw at Danish champions Nordsjaelland and striker Niklas Bendtner spoke of his frustration at being repeatedly left out of the team. “I have the quality to be a part of this great club,” he said in a Danish television interview widely reproduced by Italian media. “I don’t see why I shouldn’t play and I hope to soon be a first-team starter. I can play in this team and I’ve shown that. I’m not at 100 percent, but I’m convinced that I can do well.” Juventus, who have 22 points from eight games, are away to Catania’s heavily Argentine-influenced side in Sunday’s early kickoff. The Sicilians, who have made a respectable start to the season with 11 points, will attempt to end Juve’s 47-match unbeaten run in Serie A which stretches back to the end of the 2010/11 season. Napoli, second with 19 points, host Chievo on Sunday while Lazio, a further point behind in third, visit Fiorentina.

Under pressure: AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has seen his side produce a series of woeful performances

Khedira injury comes at tricky time for Real Madrid By Iain Rogers

The Spanish champions have suffered a catalogue of injuries, with Sami Khedira the latest casualty

THE latest injury to Real Madrid’s German midfielder Sami Khedira comes at a tricky time for the La Liga champions with a potential banana skin awaiting at Real Mallorca on Sunday. Khedira was forced off in the 20th minute of Wednesday’s 2-1 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund when he aggravated a leg muscle problem and his replacement, Luka Modric, is not as accomplished in the central holding role alongside Xabi Alonso. Another option for coach Jose Mourinho is Modric’s fellow new signing Michael Essien, but with Marcelo, Fabio Coentrao and Alvaro Arbeloa also sidelined, the former Chelsea midfielder has been filling in at left back. Essien looked uncomfortable against pacy Dortmund pair Lukasz Piszczek and Marco Reus on Wednesday and goalkeeper Iker Casillas acknowledged the left side of defence was a problem.

“It’s true that they got a lot of joy down our left wing,” the Real and Spain captain told reporters. “You noticed it a lot in the game,” he added. “We are suffering a lot of injuries and Khedira’s is another setback.” Real have clawed their way up to fourth after a poor start to the defence of their title but remain eight points behind joint leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid and three behind third-placed Malaga. Barca play at Rayo Vallecano and Malaga are away to Espanyol on Saturday, while Atletico host Osasuna on Sunday. Mallorca, coached by the wily and experienced Joaquin Caparros, have made a solid start to their campaign and the Balearic islanders are eighth on 11 points. New signing Giovanni Dos Santos made his debut against Sevilla on Monday and provided two goal assists as Mallorca fell 3-2 at the Sanchez Pizjuan despite twice taking the lead.

The 23-year-old Mexico forward, a graduate of the Barcelona youth academy, signed for Tottenham Hotspur in 2008 but failed to settle and had loan spells with Ipswich Town, Galatasaray and Racing Santander. After helping Mexico win gold at the Olympic Games in London this summer, he sealed a move to Mallorca, where he hopes to find some of the consistency that has so far eluded him. “It’s clear that I will get a lot better as long as I keep getting more time on the pitch, I know that,” Dos Santos said. Barca have their own selection headaches for the Rayo game, especially in defence with centre backs Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique and right back Daniel Alves all injured. They will also almost certainly be without Javier Mascherano after he was sent off in Saturday’s 5-4 win at Deportivo Coruna. Barca said they had lodged an appeal against the dismissal, although the federation is unlikely to exonerate the Argentine.

MONTPELLIER believe they can still play a role in the Ligue 1 fight this season even though, after a mediocre start to the season, the French champions are already running out of time as they host Nice tonight. “A lion never dies. Even if we lose, we must keep our heads high. We will get there, all together,” Morocco midfielder Younes Belhanda told reporters after his team lost 2-1 to Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday. “We were champions last year, we have the qualities to do something again this year.” Montpellier, however, lie 16th in the league standings with eight points from nine games, and have lost two and drawn one of their Champions League games. They already trail Ligue 1 pacesetters Paris St Germain by 11 points. Coach Rene Girard believes his players must be more focused if they are to stand a chance of improving. “A defender must understand he is here to defend”, he said, referring to his team’s dismal defensive performance against Olympiakos.

NEED TO UNDERSTAND “We need to understand that you can’t just play well for 50, 70 minutes. We’ll win again when we understand a game lasts 90 minutes,” said Belhanda. PSG, who beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, travel to basement side Nancy. also tonight, looking to extend their unbeaten run in the league to 14 games over two seasons. Second-placed Marseille, also on 19 points, host Lyon, third on 18 points, in tomorrow night’s clash after the two sides’ Europa League games on Thursday. Marseille will be without striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, who has been ruled out for six weeks with a broken foot but keeper Steve Mandanda believes France striker Loic Remy, who has been struggling with injuries, will be up to the task. “Loic Remy is an important player in the team,” he told the club’s website (www.om.net). “He is a great player. We know he was decisive last season and I’m sure he will be again this season.”


CYPRUS MAIL Saturday, October 27, 2012

31

Sport

Last-gasp win for Inter, Liverpool and Newcastle top Europa groups Spurs with work to do after draw

By Mike Collett

By Brian Homewood RODRIGO Palacio snatched an 88th minute win for Inter Milan over Partizan Belgrade in Thursday night’s Europa League action while Lazio were on the wrong end of some late drama in a 1-1 draw at Panathinaikos. Napoli produced another poor away performance, losing 3-1 at Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, and Udinese, the fourth Italian side, suffered a shock 3-1 defeat at Young Boys where Raul Bobadilla scored a hat-trick. Titleholders Atletico Madrid chalked up their third straight group stage win, beating Academica Coimbra 2-1, but Athletic Bilbao, last season’s runners-up, were left on the brink of elimination after losing 2-1 at Lyon. At the San Siro, Palacio headed in a cross from fellow Argentine Diego Milito one minute after Partizan’s Lazar Markovicnearly scored for the Serbs on the break. The win left Inter and Rubin Kazan, who beat Neftci 1-0, level on seven points from three games at the top of Group H. Lazio were gifted a 25th minute lead in Athens when Giourkas Seitaridis’s back pass caught goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis out of position and the ball rolled into the net. Toche equalised for Panathinaikos in stoppage time. Lazio stayed top of Group

Chelsea, Celtic and Champions League slammed

Liverpool beat super-rich Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala at Anfield, courtesy of a rare strike from Stewart Downing J with five points, one clear of Maribor who drew 1-1 at home to Tottenham Hotspur. Jimmy Briand scored an 86th minute winner for Lyon to give the Group I leaders their third straight win and leave Marcelo Bielsa’s Athletic third with only one point. Atletico coach Diego Simeone again rested Radamel Falcao who is yet to play in the competition in which he has been the top scorer for the previous two seasons, firstly with Porto and then his current side. They were still too strong for their Portuguese opponents as second half goals from Diego Costa and Emre Belozoglu left the Mattress Makers top of Group B with nine points. Salim Cisse re-

plied for the Portuguese visitors. Bodadilla gave Young Boys a fourth-minute lead when he side-footed in a pass by fellow Argentine Gonzalo Zarate, added a second in the 71st minute following a mistake by Pablo Armero and completed his evening by converting a penalty. Andrea Coda replied for Udinese in the Group A match. It was a good night for English clubs, with Newcastle and Liverpool now both at the top of their groups. Newcastle are looking good to reach the knockout stages after a comfortable 1-0 win over Belgian side Club Bruges. Gabriel Obertan scored the only goal of the game early in the second half.

The Magpies are now three points clear at the top of Group D. They are one of only two teams (with Leverkusen) not to have conceded a goal in the group stage so far. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said it was a “big win” for the team against a tough side. Liverpool are also top of their group after hosting super-rich Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala at Anfield. A rare strike from Stewart Downing secured a 1-0 victory for the Reds. There was no win for Tottenham though who were held to their third straight draw in Europe by Slovenian side N-K Maribor. They went a goal down in the first half, but an equaliser

on the hour from Gilfy Sigerson made sure Spurs picked up a point. They’re sitting third in their group and may struggle to go further. Three of Germany’s four teams won, Bayer Leverkusen leading the way with a 4-0 demolition of Rapid Vienna away from home to go top of Group K. Didier Ya Konan scored with the last kick of the match to give Hanover a 2-1 win at Helsingborg which took them top of Group L and even Bundesliga strugglers Borussia Moechengladbach got in on the act with a 2-0 win over Marseille in Group C. Stuttgart were the exception as they drew 0-0 at home to FC Copenhagen in Group E.

AEL turn to domestic matters By Nemanja Bjedov

AEL boss Jorge Costa saw his side go down 1-0 to Fenerbahce in the Europa League in his first match in charge

CYPRUS champions AEL have no time to dwell on a narrow 1-0 Europa League loss to Turkish side Fenerbahce as the national championship continues this weekend. “As I said before the match, we expected a difficult encounter but I believe that the final score is not a fair one as we deserved more because of the way we performed,” said AEL’s newly-appointed coach Jorge Costa. “We played very well throughout the first half and then in the second half we had 20 minutes during which we lost our focus and could not get organised in midfield, which eventually resulted in conceding a goal. “We improved in the final ten minutes of the match, but were unable to score. It is clear to me that I have a

lot of work to do, because we need to be better than we were tonight, especially offensively,” the 41-year-old Portuguese coach added. “The main problem was our efficiency in front of their goal. In European matches if you have four chances you should score at least twice to get a desired result. Against Fenerbahce we created maybe six, seven opportunities and failed to score a single goal,” Costa concluded. AEL now shift their focus to the domestic league where they find themselves four points adrift of the leading trio AEK, Anorthosis and APOEL. Their next stop will be Ayia Napa on Monday evening in the final match of the round, set to kick-off at 7pm. Omonia host Enosis Neon Paralimni this afternoon at 6pm in the Round 7 opener, while an hour later Apollon take on Doxa Katokopia

at the Tsirion Stadium in Limassol and Nea Salamina face APOEL in Larnaca. “We are definitely looking to win this match. We have more quality, but that does not guarantee us any success on the pitch. What we have to do is to approach the game very seriously and by doing so we will increase our chances of collecting all three points, said APOEL coach Ivan Jovanovic. “Nea Salamina have shown that they are tough opponents as they only lost to AEL in injury time in the last round, so we need to be focused and execute our game plan perfectly,” Jovanovic continued. Three matches are scheduled for tomorrow with Alki and Ethnikos Achnas hosting AEP Paphos and AEK Larnaca respectively, both matches kicking-off at 6pm, while Olympiakos take on Anorthosis at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia at 7pm.

FORMER Barcelona midfielder Bernd Schuster has criticised European champions Chelsea, Scottish champions Celtic and says the Champions League needs revamping in the wake of the latter’s 2-1 defeat at Barcelona on Tuesday. The former Barcelona and West Germany player was angered by Celtic’s defensive performance, which he said mimicked Chelsea’s negative displays in winning the trophy last season. Shuster, who also played for and later managed nine-time European champions Real Madrid, said the current format of the tournament was wrong and should be changed to prevent the kind of match he watched on Tuesday. Celtic took an unexpected 18th minute lead at Barcelona, then defended for much of the match before losing when Jordi Alba scored a stoppage-time winner for the Catalan side. Although Celtic were widely praised for their gutsy rearguard action, Schuster told Spanish radio station ABC Radio Punto: “I’m fed up of seeing these type of matches.

VERY BAD EXAMPLE “There should not be teams like Celtic in the Champions League. We saw it last year with Chelsea. It was a very bad example for football and it is regrettable that they became European champions. “You see Celtic defending with 10 men and almost snatching a point - that is not fair. There should not be teams like Celtic in the Champions League. “I believe the coach of Celtic viewed many times the video of Chelsea last season against Barcelona. He decided to repeat the system, but the ultradefensive system is not football. “Chelsea have now generated a school for teams like Celtic to study. It would have been unjust if a team that defended with 10 men had taken one point in the home of the best club in the world. “UEFA needs to change this phase of the competition if they want to breathe life into the Champions League.” Schuster, 52, who played for the Barcelona side beaten by Steaua Bucharest on penalties in the 1986 European Cup final, is currently without a club after leaving his job as manager of Besiktas in Turkey last year.


Saturday, October 27, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

32

Sport

Legendary boxing trainer Emanuel Steward dies 29

AEL turn to domestic matters after Fenerbahce defeat 31

Fergie aims for right balance in Blues showdown United and Chelsea in top-of-the table clash By Mike Collett

M

Home straight: Ferrari ace Fernando Alonso (left) trails Red Bull rival Sebastian Vettel by six points with only four races remaining of a thrilling season

Ferrari ready to come out fighting in F1 title battle By Alan Baldwin LET down by a faulty wind tunnel, Ferrari and Fernando Alonso must now throw caution to the wind in tomorrow’s Indian Grand Prix after falling behind in the Formula One championship battle. Alonso lost the lead to Red Bull’s double world champion Sebastian Vettel in South Korea in the previous race but the gap between the two is a mere six points with four high-stakes races remaining. The tables could turn again on Sunday but the odds favour Vettel, the 25-yearold German who won the inaugural Indian race last year and can chalk up a fourth consecutive victory in one season for the first time in his Formula One career. Over in the red corner, Ferrari are determined to show they are still very much in the fight while also knowing that any retirement now could be a knockout blow. “Because we don’t currently enjoy an advantage, either in terms of performance or as far as the points situation is concerned, we cannot defend, we must attack and adopt an aggressive approach to car development,” the Italian outfit’s chief designer Nick Tombazis told the team website. That means bringing updates to every race from now on. Ferrari started the season with a car that, apart from being decried as ugly, was also some way off the leaders. A period of intense development narrowed the gap but Red Bull have again taken the initiative. “We need to score seven points more than Sebastian, that will be extremely tough but we believe we can do it,” said

Alonso, who was third in India last year, after Korea. Red Bull introduced their new rear wing ‘Double DRS’ system in Singapore, the start of Vettel’s winning run, that provides extra straight line speed and they will not have been standing stil. Vettel, a natural fan of the Buddh circuit after winning from pole and setting the fastest lap last year, has little time for talk of any psychological advantage he may enjoy over Alonso. The Spaniard, also a double world champion, is in any case as adept at mind games as anyone. “I think we can take nothing for granted, we have to look after ourselves,” said Vettel. “Whether we have a mental advantage or not, psychological advantage or not I don’t really care. I’m not into those kind of things.” Red Bull principal Christian Horner has ruled out imposing so-called ‘team orders’ until Vettel’s Australian team mate Mark Webber, currently 63 points adrift, is mathematically out of the running. The title may be a duel between Vettel and Alonso but they will not have it all their own way at the dusty track south of Delhi where the moneyed world of Formula One contrasts with a backdrop of rural poverty, bullock carts and bicycles. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, runner-up in India last time round, have all their focus on race wins and the constructors’ championship now that their individual title hopes have effectively ended. Kimi Raikkonen, third overall with Lotus, must also be reckoned with even if he has yet to drive the circuit because of his absence to rallying in the last two years.

ANCHESTER United head to Premier League leaders Chelsea on Sunday with Alex Ferguson admitting that not only is he worried about his porous defence but he now has a problem in attack - albeit a “good” one. United, who are second domestically, beat Braga 3-2 in the Champions League on Tuesday after trailing 2-0 inside the first 20 minutes to top Group H with maximum points from their three games. Javier Hernandez, who has often been overlooked this season despite scoring three goals from four starts, netted twice to rescue the win and the Mexican has given manager Ferguson a selection dilemma for the clash at Stamford Bridge. “The boy is improving all the time,” Ferguson told reporters. “He is fantastic in training and he’s always practising. “His goal ratio for us is fantastic. For his second goal he bends around the back of the defender. It is a great ball in from Tom Cleverley but his movement is terrific. He’s given me a problem but that’s a good thing.” With Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck also vying for spots upfront, United look spoilt for choice against a Chelsea side who have their own problems. Among them is the continuing absence of skipper John Terry, serving the second of his four-match English ban for racially abusing Queens rs dePark Rangers nton fender Anton Ferdinand last year. ld They could halso be wither out midfielder pFrank Lampard, who was having a scan njured on the injured calf that caused p out of him to limp 1 ChamChelsea’s 2-1 ue defeat pions League at Shakhtarr Donetsk 8 minutes after only 18

Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool travel to Goodison for the Merseyside derby

Last season’s fixture was a classic, with the Red Devils coming back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 on Tuesday. The weekend’s other high profile match is fourthplaced Everton facing Liverpool in the first Merseyside derby of the season at Goodison Park on Sunday. Champions and thirdplaced Manchester City are at home to Swansea City on Saturday and fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur visit lowly Southampton on Sunday. Despite it still being relatively early in the campaign, Chelsea’s meeting with Unithav a significant ed could have th outcome of bearing on the this season’s title race. su Chelsea’s superb 4-2 comefrom-behind win at Spurs on Sunday was their seventh victo victory out of eight matche this term and matches they host United as one of the only two unb unbeaten sides in th the league, with Ci City being the ot others. Chelsea C lead the table with 22 point points, followed by United and City on Eve 18, Everton on 15 and Spurs leading a trio c of clubs on 14. United, though, have not lost any of their

last five games against Chelsea and their meeting in the league there last season was a classic as they came back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3. That scoreline encapsulates their current problem - potent in attack but weak at the back. United fell behind for the eighth time in 12 games this season against Portugal’s Braga and Ferguson is perplexed. “I can’t understand our defending,” he said. “I can’t get to the bottom of it. We certainly make it difficult for ourselves. If you analyse the goals we are conceding they are all different types. “It is difficult to put my finger on it and it certainly doesn’t give us a good start to games that’s for sure. It is always at home as well. “It is not a problem away from Old Trafford, at least not in terms of early goals. We will sort it though, I’m sure of that.”


CYPRUS MAIL