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Court hears testimony from Mari eyewitness

Hodgson confident of England progress back

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Trying to defend ‘basic conquests’ Christofias tries to reassure public servants as troika measures leaked and Russian loan nowhere near By George Psyllides


S PRESIDENT Demetris Christofias last night promised public servants that the government would “try to at least” defend their most “basic conquests”, reports surfaced outlining a list of austerity measures being sought by the troika. Labelled ‘exclusive’, webbased InBusinessNews carried a lengthy list of measures including, a 15 per cent cut in the state payroll by 2013, scrapping of wage indexation (CoLA), and 13th salaries in the public sector, cutting 13th pensions of between €1,000 and €1,500 by 50 per cent, and those over €1,500 by 75 per cent, taxing allowances in the public sector, extending a wage freeze until the end of 2015, and introducing pension contributions for all public servants. It also includes a rise in taxes of tobacco, cigarettes, alcohol and fuel. The troika, a collective of the IMF, the ECB and the European Commission, presented their draft proposals at the end of their second mission in July. A new round of consultations is expected to take place later this month in September or October. If the list of measures is

validated, it will be bad news for the government, which has been avoiding having to touch the public sector, especially with an election looming next February. There was more bad news for the government yesterday when Moscow said the €5 billion loan being sought by Cyprus would not materialise any time soon. This will leave the island no option but to turn to the troika. Despite this, Christofias last night continued his tirade against the “greed and bankers’ mistakes” as he voiced anew his opposition to austerity without stimulus. He told a gathering of public servants at the opening of the new town planning central offices that Cyprus was trying to draft its own strategic plan for the economy that will be put to the international lenders. He did acknowledge that Cypriots would have to make sacrifices for the country to tackle its economic woes. “But I have to tell you that we must try to at least defend your most basic conquests,” he said, most likely referring to CoLA and the 13th salary. “Of course, we will not


A two-storey private chapel is seen during a press conference for the opening of the exhibition “Zuhaus Fischerweber” at the Glentleiten Open-Air Museum near Munich yesterday (EPA)

Obama vows justice after US envoy to Libya is killed By Matt Spetalnick PRESIDENT Barack Obama vowed yesterday to bring to justice the killers of the U.S. ambassador and three other diplomats in Libya as he sought to avoid election-year fallout from an attack that cast a spotlight on his administration’s handling of “Arab Spring” unrest. Standing in the White House Rose Garden, Obama condemned the attack in Benghazi as “outrageous and shocking”, but insisted it would not threaten

relations with Libya’s new elected government, which took power in July after rebel forces backed by NATO air power overthrew Muammar Gaddafi. The targeting of US diplomats in deadly militant violence sparked by a USmade film seen as insulting the Prophet Mohammad, could raise questions about Obama’s policy toward Libya in the post-Gaddafi era as he seeks reelection in November. Obama, apparently seeking to seize the initiative in the aftermath of the attack, pledged to work with the Libyan

government to “see that justice is done for this terrible act.” “And make no mistake: justice will be done,” Obama said, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at his side. He ordered increased security at US embassies around the world, and a Marine antiterrorist team was dispatched to boost security for US personnel in Libya. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three embassy staff were killed late on Tuesday when Islamist gunmen attacked the


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(continued from front page) manage without sacrifices, but it depends on the kind of sacrifices and the length of time that would be required,” he added. Cyprus applied for financial assistance from its EU partners and the International Monetary Fund – the troika – in June. Any bailout from the troika would most certainly be accompanied with painful austerity measures, and likely to begin with the public sector. Christofias has been accused of stalling in getting back to the troika as

the government has been waiting for the Russian loan, which is now far from certain. According to Dow Jones news agency, which quoted Russian media reports, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said: “The issue is being worked on by the Cypriot side. But at the moment we haven’t come to an understanding that we have to resolve it (the issue) in the near future.” Christofias, who will be meeting with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde tomorrow said

Cyprus did not want austerity measures that have led other countries to bankruptcy: “this is our effort, this is our position, but we are trying with successive meetings that are not publicised to draft our own strategic plan – discuss it with the leaders of the political parties and the social partners and then put it to the troika.” The president said he will hold a meeting with party leaders “when I am ready.” He said any decisions must not be one-sided, burdening only the workers and the common folk

who have no responsibility for the bad state of the economy. “Greed and the bankers’ mistakes in combination with the irresponsibility of the regulating authority led the country to the difficult position we are in today,” he said. Referring to the aftermath of the 1974 Turkish invasion, Christofias said “we can, without making the same sacrifices – certainly they will be less – once again exit this crisis for which, I insist, neither the civil servants nor private sector workers are responsible.”

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ECOFIN: bigger names and bigger numbers By Poly Pantelides IT TAKES a lot of organising to accommodate EU finance ministers, the IMF chief heads of central banks, all visiting for the informal economic and financial affairs council (ECOFIN). “Most of our preparation was done beforehand. By now a plan is fully functional,” the head of logistics with the Cyprus EU presidency secretariat, Yiannis Nicolaides said. He counted about 300 heads of delegations and delegates including ministers, central bank governors, general directors, personal assistants and the like from 27 member states plus candidate member country Croatia, and other bodies such as the IMF and the European Central Bank. Over 350 journalists have registered, though Nicolaides expects about 250 since not everyone who registers attends. He said the facilities at the Cypress media centre would be put to good use along with the Filoxenia conference centre. During ECOFIN, there will be working sessions and press conferences, working lunches, meetings, and coffee breaks. Delegates can get a lot of negotiating done over coffee breaks, and when other EU ministers are present, opportunities to discuss issues multiply, a European diplomat said. And because there is not

Most of the preparations for the finance ministers’ meeting has been done always space for everyone, teams talk over phones and emails throughout the day, a different embassy official said. In addition to talking to the rest of their team, delegates will be talking to each other in six different languages: Greek, English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish – which means that rooms need to be arranged to secure visual contact between speaker and interpreter. And among the team of 13 interpreters, there will be two during a working session interpreting English to French and vice versa upon the request

of a French delegate who wanted to speak in his native language, the Cyprus Mail has learned. To help with communication, delegates are given a liaison officer who among others, helps arrange bilateral meetings, and draw up schedules, deal with emergencies, and is “the link” between the secretariat and the delegation, Nicolaides said. Though there are normally about 35 liaison officers, over 60 have been engaged for the following two days, Nicolaides said. The secretariat team comprises 40 people. Some 35 drivers from the

road transport department will drive delegates from the airport to their hotels and the conference centre and dinner, he said. Some high-ranking officials, such as ministers and central bank governors are offered free accommodation for the duration of the conference, Nicolaides added. And at the Filoxenia centre, there is a doctor on duty, while ambulances and fire services stand by in case they are needed. “Simply put, we have bigger names and numbers. But it’s not different to other meetings,” Nicolaides said, referring to the logistics alone.

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US focusing on energy sector

‘Investments worth billions in the pipeline’

By Stefanos Evripidou

Sylikiotis says despite financial climate the island was attracting big projects

AMERICA WILL strive to promote increased trade and investment in Cyprus’ energy sector, said new US Ambassador to Cyprus John Koenig yesterday. Speaking during a ceremony to welcome the new ambassador at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Koenig said: “The United States remains committed to achieving diversity and stability in global energy markets.” He added: “We hope that the discovery of hydrocarbons will benefit all citizens of Cyprus, which underscores the need for a comprehensive settlement that ends the long-standing division of the island.” Referring to peace talks, Koenig said the progress achieved so far “must be preserved and built upon”. While the now deadlocked peace process remains Cypriot-led and Cypriot-owned, “the US is ready to assist, and we will remain actively engaged in both communities”, said the new ambassador. “The reasons are clear. The status quo is unacceptable and has gone on for far too long. It prevents the two communities from realising their full potential and impacts not only on the future of all Cypriots, but also the stability of the region. “By achieving a lasting peace, Cypriots will set a positive example for the rest of the world and unleash new opportunities for prosperity. There is no doubt that Cyprus’ most valuable asset is its people,” said Koenig. “Cyprus is uniquely positioned to promote stability and democracy across the Mediterranean in a time of rapid and profound change,” he added. Speaking before the US

By Stefanos Evripidou

New US ambassador John Koenig at the palace yesterday Senate Committee on Foreign Relations last July, Koenig highlighted the situation in Cyprus had to change as it also affects NATO-EU cooperation and Turkey’s EU accession process. Koenig served as political counsellor at the Nicosia embassy from 1994 to 1997, during which his two sons started school in Cyprus, creating for his family “fond memories of the island and its people”. Prior to his latest appointment, the US diplomat completed two tours in Greece, worked at the US Mission to NATO and was a political adviser to the Allied Joint Forces Command in Naples. Receiving the credentials of the new US ambassador, President Demetris Christofias said the involvement of

American companies in the exploration and exploitation of Cyprus’ hydrocarbon reserves “marks a new era” in bilateral relations, which will tighten economic and commercial links as well as strengthen investment ties and cooperation in the fields of energy and energy security. Christofias added that the possible exploitation of hydrocarbons has the potential to contribute to peace, stability and prosperity in Cyprus and the entire region of the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as being beneficial for both communities of Cyprus. Also presenting their credentials at the palace yesterday were the new ambassadors of China, Liu Xinsheng, and Austria, Karl Michael Mueller.

INVESTMENT projects worth billions of euro are in the pipeline despite the prevailing adverse financial conditions, said Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis yesterday. The minister visited the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA) yesterday to be briefed on the figures collected by the Agency with regard to possible investments by foreign or Cypriot nationals and seek ways to overcome obstacles to their implementation. “The CIPA list (of potential investments) concerns projects, some of which are waiting to be licensed and others have been given the go ahead while others are searching for funding,” said Sylikiotis after the meeting. Despite the current difficulties, Sylikiotis said investments are in the pipeline worth not hundreds of millions, but billions of euros. He referred to projects like the establishment of a fuel terminal in Cyprus, golf courses, marinas and other major construction projects. “We face difficulties but investments are being made and our effort is to give CIPA the necessary tools to promote more investments and to assist its work abroad,” he added. Sylikiotis also reiterated the need for the reduction of red tape that would fa-

cilitate investment, adding the government aims to open new markets, giving as example increasing tourist arrivals from Russia. He said the ministerial committee set up to promote Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Cyprus will convene to examine the figures drafted by CIPA. On his part, CIPA chairman Christodoulos Angastiniotis said the prospective investment list is at an advanced stage, adding there will be a second meeting of the mechanism established by CIPA in a bid to promote the rapid implementation and licensing of foreign and domestic investments. “We believe we are on the right track,” he said. According to CIPA, FDI in 2010 reached €578 million while in 2009, Cyprus attracted a total of €2.5 billion compared to €965 million in 2008 and €1.6 billion in 2007. The government’s investment policy, however, has come under severe criticism lately over a series of failed efforts to attract foreign investment. The much-trumpeted Qatari investment on prime real estate in Nicosia ended up being a flop after many months of negotiation. More recently, the potential multi-million euro Chinese investment in the old Larnaca airport turned almost comical with the Chinese investor announcing that the deal is off, the communications minister

saying it’s on, and then the investor agreeing it’s actually on but only after the administrative investigation into the involvement of Cypriot diplomat Marios Ieronmydes is completed. In a comment piece published last month in this paper, former University of Cyprus rector Stavros Zenios and former director of business development and operations at CIPA Marina Theodotou argued that since its establishment in 2008, CIPA has operated “without a single success story of a Greenfield investment”. The latter being a reference to the construction of real physical structures on previously undeveloped land and operational facilities that create jobs in the country of investment. “Apart from a few promotional events lacking strategic follow up, and a couple of legal and regulatory reforms, CIPA has yet to show any Greenfield investment,” they said. Making a comparative analysis, the two pointed out that Malta attracted €86 million in FDI investment from China in 2011 while Cyprus only €11 million. The duo called on the government to: “Strengthen transparency with an access to information law; eliminate conflict of interest by reinforcing firewalls and good governance; and, refresh leadership at key decision and policy making posts with the new generation of young and business savvy technocrats.”

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Home Personal Businessman believes he was the target of new murder plot data law changes coming under EU directive By Jacqueline Agathocleous

SIGNIFICANT changes in personal data laws are on the way, according to an EU Regulation discussed at the House Legal Affairs Committee yesterday. The Regulation, according to committee chairman, DISY’s Ionas Nicolaou, provides among other things, for the protection of personal data on social networking sites like Facebook. According to Nicolaou, the aim is a uniformed regulation for all member states. He said the existing Directive, which EU states have embodied into domestic law, resulted in a varied approach to the way in which personal data should be protected. “There are substantive changes on the way in regards to the protection of personal data,” said Nicolaou. “The protection of personal data in social networking sites is also being regulated, as many incidents of personal data violations have been spotted, raising concern among the EU 27,” said Nicolaou. For example, he added, businesses that use personal data from these sites to promote their interests. Nicolaou referred to the recent case of online search engine Google, which using a Street View programme – the one it uses for Google Maps and Google Earth – managed to gather data from a number of Wi-Fi users. He said the need for a uniformed approach to personal data protection arose after the way the Google case was handled by EU states. “While Germany imposed a fine of a few million euros on Google, England didn’t impose anything, as it wasn’t considered a violation,” said Nicolaou. The personal date law was in the spotlight recently after police filmed protesting farmers without their consent.

FAMAGUSTA businessman Phanos Kalopsidiotis believes he was the target of the three men arrested on Monday with loaded guns in their car. “Yes, I was the target of the three prospective killers who were arrested by police in Ayia Napa,” he told Phileleftheros newspaper, in an interview published yesterday. Kalopsidiotis claimed he had no idea who would want to cause him such harm: “All I do is focus on my businesses and I have never bothered anybody,” he said. He added: “Yes, I feel like my life is at risk. This is the fifth attack against me and my family”. Kalopsidiotis’ father has so far managed to escape two bomb attacks unscathed. In June, five men were shot dead while in their car on a busy side street off the heart of Ayia

Napa’s nightclub scene. Four of them worked as Kalopsidiotis’ body guards. Computer towers gathered from the car made the authorities suspect the killings were related to a spate of attacks on betting shops, as Kalopsidiotis owns a number of shops. Two men from Greece are currently on trial for the murders, after being arrested in Greece on a European arrest warrant. Police are still looking for the murder weapon and the masterminds. “Arresting the three (on Monday) was a great success by the police,” said Kalopsidiotis. But he repeated his plea for police protection or the right to carry a gun. “Otherwise, I wonder how I will be able to protect by myself,” said Kalopsidiotis. The businessman also spoke to Phileleftheros a few days after the June shootings, claiming he had a string of legitimate businesses and that he had no idea who would want to harm him. Meanwhile, a police spokesman yesterday said

the three suspects – a 29-year-old Albanian and two Greeks aged 33 and 44 – were still being questioned, as were a number of other people who police believe could be connected to the case. The three were arrested after police were tipped off by a member of the public, who spotted them “acting suspiciously” in an area of Ayia Napa. Police found two loaded guns in the suspects’ car. The 44-year-old said the trio came to Cyprus to “do a job”, for which he said he wasn’t given much information. The Albanian – who proved to have a fake Greek ID – said all three had come to the island to carry out a big robbery, but were contacted by a man in Cyprus who told them they would be murdering a local man instead. The 29-year-old said the Greek Cypriot man led the three to where the car with the guns was – less than an hour before they were arrested by the police. The 33-year-old suspect claims he came to Cyprus on holiday.

Work starts to upgrade Piale Pasha Resolute restaurateur fails to block Larnaca development By Stefanos Evripidou WORK ON the reconstruction of the Piale Pasha road in Larnaca is underway, Larnaca Mayor Andreas Louroutziatis has announced. The mayor said the €7.8 million project to completely renovate the road between the Finikoudes Promenade and Mackenzie Beach started on Monday, despite the fact one restaurant owner has refused to budge. According to Louroutziatis, compensation has been agreed for four restaurant owners to allow the demolition of their establishments and their relocation to Mackenzie beach. Three owners have cooperated with the municipality, the mayor said, adding that they are having “a small issue” with one restaurant owner who refuses to move, resulting in the Electricity Authority having to cut his electricity supply. The Larnaca municipality is now working with the

Interior Ministry towards requisitioning the outlet so work can continue on the project, expected to be completed within 18 months. Louroutziatis noted with “great joy” the start of the project, saying it not only concerns fixing up the road network, but also upgrading the entire beach front from Finikoudes. The renovation aims to make the road more pedestrian friendly and attractive with a cycle lane, access for the disabled, beach walkways, new lighting and a green area. It is one of 15 ambitious multi-million euro development projects announced by the town’s tourism board last year, which promise to change the face of Larnaca over the next five years. The project was awarded to Nemesis construction company, and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, the state and Larnaca municipality. The 2km road has two distinct parts: the his-

Artist’s impressions above and below of how it will look when it’s finished torical segment from the fort – next to Larnaca’s landmark Finikoudes promenade – to Tapa Hana park and the modern segment from the park onwards to Mackenzie. The works will include a complete overhaul of the sewerage, communications and electricity systems. The historical part will be built like a square with a low wayside, a strip of greenery, pavements on either side, a bike lane along the seafront and new lighting. To protect the road from sea corrosion and the public from any threatening waves, plans include building a protective platform and installing a clear screen going up 1.2

metres along the strip. Regarding the “arbitrary” construction of bars and restaurants on Mackenzie beach, Louroutziatis said he is waiting for the Attorneygeneral to submit his legal

opinion to the Interior Ministry on the proposal for the municipality to take over the beach’s management to ensure a more “comprehensive and rational use of space”.




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Court hears Mari eyewitness Videos taken on a mobile phone depict hisses and flashes from the growing fires within the containers By Poly Pantelides LARNACA Assize Court yesterday watched two videos taken on a mobile of the hisses and flashes of a growing fire, and listened to phone conversations of a military officer in the moments leading up to the explosion at the Evangelos Florakis naval base explosion in Mari which killed 13. Demetris Doulas was testifying at the trial of six men facing charges of causing death by want of precaution, and homicide by gross negligence. The explosion was caused by 98 containers, temporarily placed at the Mari base in March 2009 and were left stacked there until they exploded after the gunpowder ignited on July 11, last year. The defendants have pleaded not guilty. Doulas – who was on board of a military vessel moored across from the base – said that a sailor called him on deck at around 4am because “the containers were on fire” and together they went to the naval base’s main gate where – from about 100 metres away – he took two videos with his phone. Warrant officer Kleanthis Kleanthous who was later killed by the explosion joined him, and Doulas recorded Kleanthous’ conversations with two other subsequent victims, the commander of the navy, captain Andreas Ioannides and base commander Lam-

bros Lambrou. The videos showed a fire spanning three metres, a hissing ignition every forty seconds coinciding with the fire growing, and about 15 flashes. Kleanthous called Ioannides to inform him that one of the containers, which had developed a bulge around a week before, was on fire, and weeds around it were burning. “What’s dangerous is if the other containers burn,” he said. Doulas said that fire fighters kept asking each other what was in the containers. When he went back to his vessel, Doulas felt the blast which threw him to the other end of the ship, he said. Before Doulas’ testimony, the prosecution read out statements by three of the defendants. Former foreign minister Marcos Kyprianou said he was away when the decision was taken to store the munitions at the Mari base. He added he was given the impression that any danger was manageable. Former national guard deputy chief Savvas Argyrou said he did not participate in any meetings except the one deciding where to keep the containers. Former disaster response squad (EMAK) commander Andreas Loizides said he did not know what the composition was of the gunpowder in containers and was told only a few days prior to the explosion that gunpowder could become unstable five years

Naval officer Doulas felt the blast on his vessel which was moored just across from the Mari base after it is manufactured. Investigating officers testifying for the prosecution also referred to statements taken by two other defendants. One of them, former fire service chief Andreas Nicolaou did not answer police questions and another, deputy fire chief Charalambos Charalambous, told police he had never seen gunpowder or munitions during his career, had not inspected military bases and did not know what the safety distance for [dangerous] gunpowder was. After five hours in session, the court adjourned. The trial continues today.

Kato Polemidia residents protest over delay in clearing Berengaria By George Psyllides RESIDENTS of Kato Polemidia, whose homes neighbour the former British military estate of Berengaria, yesterday demanded the removal of its asbestos roofs, citing the dangers posed to their health. The residents held a peaceful protest at the gate of the estate where they put up studies showing the effects to human health from exposure to the mineral. Kato Polemidia Mayor Giorgos Georgiou told the demonstrators that the authority was trying to expedite the removal of dangerous materials from the area. Earlier yesterday, the municipality issued a statement rejecting suggestions it was to blame for the delays in cleaning up the area. Residents of the area have repeatedly complained about the asbestos at Berengaria and its potential threat to their health. Breathing in airborne asbestos fibres has been linked to several medical conditions, such as asbestosis – thickening and scarring of lung tissue – and mesothelioma – a highly lethal tumour of the pleura,

the membranous lining of the upper body cavity and lung covering – as well as lung, intestine and liver cancers. Bought by the British ministry of defence in the 1950s, the Berengaria estate was kept for military use as a retained site under the Treaty of Establishment when the Republic was formed in 1960. It included 200 houses, a school, a community centre, a medical centre, a YMCA, library, messes, shops and three churches, built between April 1955 and September 1957. Military personnel and their families moved from Berengaria in 2000 to a new housing estate at the Episkopi Sovereign Base Area. The Republic recovered the area late in 2010 after paying the UK €13.5 million. Apart from the estate, that has an area of around 250,000m², the agreement includes an area of some 9,000m² located north of the Limassol to Paphos motorway and a 364m² plot in the Apostolos Andreas parish in Limassol. The two sides had been negotiating the purchase for years but in the end they settled for the €13.5 million, taking into consideration the cost for Cyprus of removing the asbestos from the estate.

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New bill covers prison escapes Law will also make it a criminal offence to bring mobile phones into the facility By Jacqueline Agathocleous A BILL formalising regulatory action in the event of prison escapes, which was tabled after convicted rapist and murderer Antonis Prokopiou Kitas fled police custody in 2008, was discussed at the House Legal Affairs Committee yesterday. The bill redefines certain chapters of the penal code to include clear provisions for convicts who escape from areas other than prison or holding cells. Kitas escaped from a private clinic, after being treated there for six months with gastric reflux. According to committee chairman, DISY’s Ionas Nicolaou, the bill clarifies the areas where convicts may be kept and the responsibilities of the authorities in charge of moni-

toring them – the police or prison governor. Nicolaou said currently an escape is only classed as such if the convict escaped from a prison. “The new regulation provides that from the moment the person was transferred, for example, from prison to a hospital ward, the convict will be under the control of the prison governor and if he leaves, his action will be considered an escape and anyone who assists him in leaving will be considered an accomplice,” said Nicolaou. The bill also aims to make it a criminal offence to take mobile phones – or other means of electronic communication – into prisons and holding cells. Even though prison regulations banned this anyway, Nicolaou explained that there weren’t any specific provisions in the penal

code. The new regulation introduces a one-year prison sentence and/or a fine of up to €2,000 for anyone violating the law. “Until today, there wasn’t a provision in the penal code to make this a criminal offence, regardless of whether the phone was used to help a convict escape,” said Nicolaou. “In the event that it was used for an escape, the person who abetted by transporting the phone to the holding cells could be punished with the offence of assisting a person to escape legal detainment.” In February this year, then Central Prison governor Michalis Hadjidemetriou was jailed for two months, after being found guilty on four charges relating to dereliction of duty in the Kitas escape. Kitas – who was convicted to life in prison for the rape

Authorities plan to tighten up the rules in the wake of the Kitas escape and murder of two women in the 1990s – practically lived with his wife during his six-month stay at the private clinic he escaped from, it later emerged. On the night of his escape, his guards were reportedly fast asleep. Kitas

was eventually recaptured around a month later, but not before the justice minister and police chief at the time resigned. Three police officers involved in the fiasco got off with a slap on the wrist. The three had informa-

tion that Kitas planned to escape from the clinic to commit a crime, and was probably armed, but gave no order to prevent his escape, nor did they inform prison authorities to take appropriate measures.

‘Hungary needs to make up for controversial prison release’ By Poly Pantelides HUNGARY has a lot to do to make up for the release of convicted murderer Ramil Safarov, the Armenian Ambassador to Greece and Cyprus, Gagik Ghalatchian, has said. World-wide, the Armenian community has been protesting the release of Safarov, an Azeri officer who hacked to death Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan in Hungary back in 2004. The two men were attending a NATO-run English language course. Safarov was sentenced to life imprisonment in Hungary but was sent back to Azerbaijan where he was recently pardoned. On return to Azerbaijan Safarov was welcomed as a hero, pardoned, promoted to the rank of major, and paid wages for the eight years he was in jail. Although Hungarian authorities have said they were assured Safarov’s sentence would be enforced in Azerbaijan, Armenians all over the world have demanded the pardon’s annulment and Safarov’s return to prison. “Hungary should apologise to the international community and Armenia and should undertake such measures that are equivalent to the slap received from Azerbaijan,” Ghalatchian said. “Otherwise, we will continue considering this unfriendly gesture towards Armenia was a deliberate and motivated

Armenians demonstrating outside the Hungarian embassy in Nicosia last week action,” he said. Reuters has recently reported that there have been discussions of a loan from oil-rich Azerbaijan to Hungary worth at least €2.0 billion. During his trial, Safarov said the reasons behind his actions were the Azeri-Armenian war in the 1990s, BBC reported. A war between the Azeris and Armenians broke out in the early 1990s over the mostly Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. A ceasefire was signed in 1994 but the ambassador told the Cyprus Mail that Azerbaijan “obviously provokes Armenia” in peace negotiations and by “justifying and glorifying the murderer [Safarov]”. International mediators – including representatives from Russia, the US and France – have expressed concern over prospects for peace following the pardon.

“We believe that with this act Azerbaijan once again, and this time ultimately, lost any prospect of its being a reliable partner in the eyes of the international community. We hope, and we are working [towards] that direction, that the international community finally stops the policy of false parity,” Ghalatchian said. He said that the international community, “the United Nations, OSCE, EU, Council of Europe, CSTO, NATO, the US., Russia, France and dozens of other countries and organisations responded to this incident and expressed their support to the Republic of Armenia.” But this is just the beginning of a process, he said. Armenia is also going to raise the issue legally in the “competent institutions” in relation to Azerbaijan and Hungary’s actions, Chalatchian said.

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Britain Have Richard III’s bones finally been discovered?

PM apologises for Hillsborough football disaster Report: police tried to blame fans for crush By Peter Griffiths PRIME Minister David Cameron said yesterday he was “profoundly sorry” for failures and cover-ups in the wake of the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster in which 96 spectators died after a crowd crush in the stadium. He was speaking as an independent report found that police at the time had scrambled to deflect the blame for Britain’s worst sporting disaster onto Liverpool football fans to cover up their own flawed response. The victims died in an overcrowded fenced-in enclosure at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield, northern England, a tragedy that changed the face of English football and ushered in a new era of modern, all-seated stadiums. Britain was shocked by harrowing images of young fans

crushed against metal fences, bodies lying on the pitch and spectators using wooden advertising hoardings as makeshift stretchers on a warm Spring afternoon. The report, issued after a two-year investigation into the deaths, said police had sought to blame the Liverpool fans, portraying them as aggressive, drunk and ticketless and bent on packing into the already crowded stadium. “The tragedy should never have happened,” the report’s authors said in a statement. “There were clear operational failures in response to the disaster and in its aftermath there were strenuous attempts to deflect the blame onto the fans.” Senior police edited their officers’ witness statements from the day to paint them in a less damaging light, the report said. Their emergency response was flawed and badly

organised. While inquiries found hooliganism played no part in the disaster, the police crowd management plan was preoccupied with preventing disorder, the report said. Liverpool fans had been tainted by the Heysel stadium disaster in Belgium in 1985. Fighting inside that stadium led to Juventus fans being crushed against a wall that collapsed. Six Liverpool fans and 33 supporters of the Italian team died. The real danger at Hillsborough lay in the emergency services’ poor planning and a stadium that failed to meet minimum safety standards, the report said. Its capacity was overstated and previous crushes at Hillsborough had been ignored. Speaking in parliament, Cameron called the disaster “one of the greatest peacetime

Cameron called the Hillsborough disaster ‘one of the greatest peacetime tragedies of the last century’ tragedies of the last century” and acknowledged that the report would be harrowing for relatives of the deceased. “It was wrong that the families have had to wait for so long - and fight so hard - just to get to the truth,” he said. “And it was wrong that the police changed the records of what happened and tried to blame the fans.”

“On behalf of the government, and indeed our country, I am profoundly sorry for this double injustice that has been left uncorrected for so long.” The disaster is still an open wound in Liverpool, the port city of nearly half a million people that is passionate about football and has fielded players like Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish and Steven Gerrard.

ARCHAEOLOGISTS searching for the body of England’s King Richard III under a city centre parking lot said yesterday they had found remains which could be those of the monarch depicted by Shakespeare as an evil, deformed, child-murdering monster. Richard was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in central England in 1485 and his bones reportedly ended up in a Franciscan friary known as Greyfriars, now located under a car park in the centre of Leicester. Bosworth Field is around 25 km away from Leicester and Richard is one of just a few English kings whose final resting place is unknown. A team from the city’s university began excavating the site last month and said they had discovered a skeleton which they believed might be that of the last English king to die in battle. “It is proper the university now subjects the findings to rigorous analysis so the strong circumstantial evidence that has presented itself can be properly understood,” Richard Taylor, Leicester university’s Director of Corporate Affairs, said.

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Japan aims to be nuke free by 2030s JAPAN aims to quit nuclear power in the 2030s in a new energy strategy to be unveiled soon, media said yesterday, a major shift from a pre-Fukushima disaster goal of boosting atomic energy to produce more than half the country’s electricity. The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami triggered three meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s Fukushima Daiichi plant, spewing radiation and forcing about 160,000 people to flee their homes. It also prompted the government to scrap a 2010 plan to boost nuclear power’s share of electricity to more than 50 per cent by 2030. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said on Monday that he wanted to decide on the new policy this week and would take into account a proposal by his Democratic Party for Japan to “invest all possible policy resources to make it possible to exit nuclear power in the 2030s”. Noda’s new energy strategy, however, is unlikely to silence Japan’s grassroots anti-nuclear movement or resolve a fierce debate over whether reducing atomic power’s role will do more harm or good to the economy. And with the Democrats likely to lose a general election expected within months, there was no guarantee any new government would follow his stance. Japan’s powerful business lobbies argue that abandoning nuclear energy in favour of fossil fuels and renewable sources such as solar and wind power will raise electricity prices, making the country’s industry uncompetitive and pushing production abroad.

WORLD TODAY Escape from attack

Pakistani residents watch the rescue operation in the garment factory in Karachi yesterday


Hundreds die in two Pakistan factory fires By Imtiaz Shah AT least 314 people burnt to death as fire swept through factories in two cities in Pakistan, police and government officials said yesterday, raising questions about industrial safety in the South Asian nation. Flames raced through a garment factory in the teeming commercial capital of Karachi, killing 289 people. Many people had been lining up to collect their paycheques, officials said. Weeping relatives in hospitals and morgues heaped criticism on the deeply unpopular government. “People started screaming for their lives,” said Mohammad Asif, 20. “Everyone came to the window. I jumped from the third floor.”

Relatives heap blame on unpopular government In the eastern city of Lahore, a fire raged in a shoe factory, killing at least 25 people. Critics say nuclear-armed Pakistan’s corrupt and ineffective government has failed to tackle the country’s problems. The country is racked by a Taliban insurgency, widespread poverty, spiralling crime and daily power cuts. “The owners were more concerned with safeguarding the garments in the factory than the workers,” said garment factory employee Mohammad Pervez, holding up a photograph of his cous-

in, who is also a worker there and is missing. “If there were no metal grilles on the windows a lot of people would have been saved. The factory was overflowing with garments and fabrics. Whoever complained was fired.” Yesterday, a provincial minister ordered an inspection of all factories and industrial plants in Sindh province within 48 hours. Karachi, home to 18 million people, is Sindh’s capital. A preliminary provincial government report on the Lahore fire concluded that the closure of the emergency

exits led to the deaths, and labour and safety regulations were not applied, government sources said. At a Karachi hospital, about 30 bodies burnt beyond recognition were lined up at a morgue. “There is no space left here. It’s full,” said ambulance worker Wasif Ali. “They keep coming.” Senior Superintendent of Police Amir Farooqi said police were raiding buildings in different parts of Karachi to search for the factory owners. Farooqi said 35 people were injured in the garment factory fire and bodies were still being recovered from the facility, which employed about 450 people. The latest death toll in Karachi was 289, said senior police official Fayyaz Leghari.

SOMALIA’S new President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the visiting Kenyan foreign minister yesterday escaped an apparent suicide bomb attack on a Mogadishu hotel where they were holding a news conference unscathed, witnesses said. Somalia’s al Shabaab rebels said they had carried out the attack, which killed at least eight people and came just two days after Mohamud was elected in the first presidential vote in Somalia in decades. Two explosions shook the Somali capital, underscoring the huge security challenges facing Mohamud who came to power in a process that was billed as a historic break with 20 years of violent anarchy. “We were behind the Mogadishu hotel blasts. It was a well-planned Mujahideen operation,” Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, a spokesman for al Shabaab’s military operation, said.

Plane crash A SMALL propeller plane crashed in Russia’s far east yesterday killing 10 of the 14 people on board, Russia’s local emergency services said. The Russian-design Antonov An-28 plane flown by two pilots was taking 12 passengers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the provincial capital of Kamchatka, to the northern village of Palana when it crashed. Heavy storm clouds and bad weather may have brought down the plane, a local air traffic control source told Interfax. The agency said one child was among the dead. “Ten bodies were found at the scene of the crash and four injured passengers were being readied to be airlifted to the hospital,” a spokeswoman for the local emergency services said.

Indian cartoonist, arrested on sedition charges for anti-corruption images, freed on bail Noda’s new strategy is unlikely to appease anti-nuclear energy activists

AN Indian cartoonist detained on sedition charges for drawings that satirise corruption in Indian politics was released on bail yesterday, cheered by hundreds of free speech activists as he left Mumbai’s main jail.


Aseem Trivedi was arrested on Sunday after a private complaint over a series of cartoons, including one depicting the parliament building as a lavatory buzzing with flies. His arrest rekindled debate on freedom

of speech weeks after a clampdown on Twitter in the world’s largest democracy. Trivedi originally refused to seek bail demanding the charges be dropped, but accepted the Mumbai High



Court’s bail grant of 5,000 Indian rupees ($90) yesterday. “Can we speak freely in this country or not? Or are we still living under the British rule?,” asked a touslehaired and bearded Trivedi.

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World Egypt Islamists call for Friday protest over prophet film

US president condemns Libya diplomat killings Islamists attack consulate over movie deemed to insult Prophet Mohammad (continued from front page) Benghazi consulate and a safe house refuge in the eastern city of Benghazi, the cradle of last year’s uprising against Gaddafi’s 42-year rule. Another assault was mounted on the US embassy in Cairo. Stevens, a 21-year veteran of the foreign service, was one of the first American officials on the ground in Benghazi during the uprising against Gaddafi last year. Sean Smith, a foreign service information management officer, was identified as one of the diplomats killed. The names of the two others were withheld while the government notified their families. Obama had hailed Libya’s election in July as a milestone in its post-Gaddafi democratic transition and pledged that the United States would act as a partner even as he cautioned that there would still be difficult challenges ahead. In the series of Arab Spring uprisings that shook the Middle East last year, Obama opted for a cautious strategy that steered clear of a dominant role for the US military and drew criticism from Republican opponents at home

for what was described as “leading from behind.” Before the full death toll and details of the Libya attack were known, Obama’s Republican presidential challenger, Mitt Romney criticised the Obama administration’s initial response and he repeated the charge yesterday.

‘DISGRACEFUL’ “It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathise with those who waged the attacks,” Romney told reporters in Florida. Pushing back hard, Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt criticised Romney for making a “political attack” at a time when the country was “confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya”, and Obama then reiterated condemnation of insults to the beliefs of others. “We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others,” he said. “But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence.”

Immediately after his speech, Obama, who was due to leave later in the day on a campaign trip to Nevada, visited the State Department to express solidarity with US diplomats around the world. The Libya crisis has come at a time when the spotlight was already on the Middle East amid escalating tensions between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over how to deal with Iran’s nuclear programme. Clinton said the Benghazi attack was the work of a “small and savage group” and that US-Libyan ties would not suffer. But she seemed to take note that Americans might resent such an attack on US personnel in a North African country they helped to bring out from under long authoritarian rule. “I ask myself, how could this happen? How could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction?” Clinton said. “This question reflects just how complicated and, at times, how confounding the world can be.”

Dutch seen shunning euro radicals MAINSTREAM pro-European parties looked set to dominate the parliamentary election under way in the Netherlands yesterday, dispelling concerns radical eurosceptics might gain sway in a core eurozone country and push to quit the European Union or flout its budget rules. But the Netherlands is likely to remain an awkward, toughtalking member of the single currency area, strongly resisting transfers to eurozone debtors, regardless of whether caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Liberals or the centre-left Labour Party of Diederik Samsom win the most seats. Opinion polls on Tuesday showed the Liberals and Labour on 36 seats each or the Liberals fractionally in front, with the hard-left Socialists and the far-right anti-immi-

Caretaker PM Mark Rutte gration Freedom Party fading in third and fourth place respectively. That makes it more likely, though not certain, that Rutte, with the strongest international profile, will stay as premier. Turnout stood at 13 per cent of eligible voters at 0900 GMT, around the same level as

two years ago, broadcasters reported, citing a poll by Ipsos Synovate. Early morning commuters at Amsterdam’s central station were among the first to vote. Nienke van Zaambeek, a psychologist, had voted for GreenLeft, saying she was worried about the impact of liberalisation in the health care sector. “The influence of private companies is getting ever bigger, and the rightwing government has been in favour of more privatisation.” The final days of campaigning became a two-horse race between Rutte, 45, a former Unilever human resources manager dubbed the “Teflon” prime minister because of his ability to brush off disasters, and the energetic Samsom, 41, a former Greenpeace activist whose debating flair wowed voters.

China, Russia join West in Iran rebuke at nuke meet RUSSIA and China backed four Western powers yesterday to step up diplomatic pressure on Iran to allay concerns that it is developing atomic bombs capability, a day after Israel ramped up threats to attack the Islamic state. The United States, France, Germany and Britain as well as Russia and China agreed a draft resolution at the UN nuclear agency to rebuke Iran over its expanded uranium enrichment programme, while making clear their desire to find a peaceful resolution to the

dispute which risks a new Middle East war. Russia and China, critical of unilateral Western sanctions on Iran’s oil exports, were initially reluctant to submit a resolution on Iran to the 35-nation board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), diplomats said. The IAEA board is set to vote today on the text put forward by the six states, involved in a stalled diplomatic push to convince Iran to curb its nuclear activity.

This US State Department official photo obtained yesterday shows US envoy to Libya J. Christopher Stevens

EGYPT’S Muslim Brotherhood, whose political party propelled the nation’s president to power, called for a nationwide peaceful demonstration tomorrow to condemn insults to Prophet Mohammad, a senior official said yesterday on the group’s website. The statement followed a protest in Cairo on Tuesday in which some demonstrators scaled the US embassy walls and tore down the American flag over a film they blamed on the United States. The Egyptian government called the assault unjustified and said the US government could not be held responsible. In Libya, Islamist gunmen killed the US ambassador in an attack on the Benghazi consulate prompted by the film. Brotherhood secretarygeneral Mahmoud Hussein called for a “peaceful protest to condemn insults to religious convictions and insults to the prophet”, adding it would start after noon prayers tomorrow in front of main mosques across Egypt. The group called for all Egyptian groups to join in.

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German court backs euro fund with conditions

Europe banking union unveiled to tame crisis

GERMANY’S Constitutional Court gave a green light yesterday for the country to ratify Europe’s new bailout fund, boosting hopes the single currency bloc is finally putting in place the tools to resolve its three-year-old debt crisis. In an eagerly-anticipated ruling that has had investors on tenterhooks for months, the court in the southern city of Karlsruhe insisted the German parliament be given veto rights over any increase in Berlin’s contribution to the 700-billion-euro European Stability Mechanism (ESM). But the strings it attached to its endorsement of the ESM and a separate European pact on budget rules were less onerous than many had feared. The euro shot up to a fourmonth high against the dollar and global stocks rose to a five-month peak. “This is a good day for Germany and a good day for Europe,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech to parliament. Germany is the only country in the 17-nation eurozone that has not ratified the ESM, an important tool to stem the crisis that has forced bailouts of Greece, Ireland and Portugal, and is now threatening big countries like Italy and Spain. Had the court upheld complaints against the rescue fund by thousands of German plaintiffs, it would have delayed its implementation or even doomed it, dealing a devastating blow to policymakers and sending markets reeling. European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi announced plans last week to buy “unlimited” amounts of government bonds issued by stricken euro states like Spain and Italy in order to reduce their borrowing costs. That plan fuelled optimism in the markets, but it was contingent on the ESM coming into force. Following yester-

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A trader works in front of a chart of Germany’s share index Dax yesterday (AFP) day’s ruling, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said he expected the rescue fund to be operational within weeks. Jean-Claude Juncker, who heads the group of eurozone finance ministers, set a first meeting of the ESM’s board of governors for October 8. Roughly 37,000 plaintiffs had argued the ESM amounted to an illegal transfer of sovereignty from Berlin to Brussels. The court rejected the complaints as “largely unfounded” but did set two main conditions. First, German liability in the rescue fund must be limited to €190 billion, the share set out in the current ESM treaty, and any increase in that amount will require prior approval by the Bundestag lower house of parliament, the court said. Second, the court said a clause in the ESM treaty which seeks to keep decisions of the fund confidential “must not stand in the way of the comprehensive information of the Bundestag and of the Bundesrat (upper house)", meaning both chambers would have the right to be consulted on the ESM’s activities.

EUROPE moved a step closer to a banking union yesterday with a plan for the European Central Bank to supervise all eurozone banks, a cornerstone of closer fiscal integration designed to end years of financial turmoil in the region. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso outlined the proposal in his annual “state of the union” address, laying out a path to further economic integration that he said he hoped would underpin the future of the euro currency. The proposed banking reforms, which need to be approved by the European Union’s member states, aim to break the link between banks and states, preventing heavily indebted countries being sucked further into difficulty by distressed lenders in need of rescue. It tackles a core element of the crisis that first struck banks in Europe almost five years ago and escalated into a sovereign debt crisis in 2010. “The crisis has shown that while banks became transnational, rules and oversight remained national,” Barroso told members of the European Parliament. “We need to move to common supervisory decisions, namely within the euro area.” “The single supervisory mechanism proposed today will create a reinforced architecture, with a core role for

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso presents his flagship plans to Parliament in his annual State of the Union speech yesterday in Strasbourg (AFP) the European Central Bank,” he said. “It will be a supervision for all euro area banks.” For the plan to work, it will require countries to surrender a degree of sovereignty over supervising their banks. This has long been a national responsibility, and the proposal has already led to tensions with Germany and Britain. Although Britain, which is outside the eurozone, will not join the scheme, many international banks in London have operations in the euro area that will be affected by the ECB’s new supervisory reach. London is also worried the ECB, emboldened by its new

powers, will demand regulation that could undermine the city’s position as Europe’s de facto financial capital. Similar concerns are shared by countries such as Sweden. “We’ve said that a banking union for the euro area must also respect the integrity of the single market for the whole of the European Union,” said a spokesman for the British Treasury. “We’ll ensure the agreement on it does that.” Underscoring the sensitivity of this issue and its potential to upset the new banking framework, the European Commission has suggested the creation of a special voting mechanism among all EU

regulators as a counterbalance to the power of those in the eurozone. “We absolutely want to avoid the feeling that what we are doing means that the ins and the outs should be confronted with different interests or different agendas,” said one EU official. A banking union foresees three steps: the ECB getting the power to monitor all eurozone banks and others in the wider EU that agree to the oversight, the establishment of a fund to close troubled banks and a fully fledged scheme to protect citizens’ deposits across the eurozone.

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FACEBOOK Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg soothed investors in his first major public appearance since the No. 1 social network’s rocky May IPO, breathing life into its struggling shares after hinting at new growth areas from mobile to search. The 28-year-old co-founder looked confident in a gray T-shirt and jeans, asking Wall Street to be patient as the company developed new products, addressing issues such as employee morale, and dashing rumours Facebook may build a smartphone.

Facebook became the first US company to debut on stock markets with a value of more than $100 billion. But it has since lost more than half of its capitalisation as investors fret about slowing growth and the company’s challenges making money as users shift from PCs to mobile devices. Zuckerberg admitted to disappointment about his company’s crumbling share price, but argued Wall Street has yet to grasp the full potential of its fledgling mobile business.

His comments helped drive Facebook shares up more than 3 per cent after hours to above $20, building on a 3.3-per cent gain in regular trade on Tuesday. The stock is still well off its $38 debut price. “It was positive just to see him out there speaking,” said Raymond James analyst Aaron Kessler. “He was hinting that the stock was undervalued, and we’ll see about that. But he’s looking at this business as a multiyear investment, even if investors are looking for results much sooner.”

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THE number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit unexpectedly fell in August by the largest amount since June 2010 as companies created new jobs, raising hopes that a stabilising labour market will help pave the way for an economic recovery. Britain’s economy has been mired in recession since late 2011 according

to official figures, but looks set to post some growth in the third quarter. Employment rose to the highest level in over four years, providing some rare relief for the government, which is under fire for its tough austerity programme and under pressure to kick start a meaningful recovery. The number of people

claiming jobless benefit fell by 15,000 last month, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, beating even the most optimistic economists’ forecast. The London Olympics may have helped to create jobs and bring unemployment down, the ONS said. “There are some positive and encouraging signs

there,” said Employment Minister Mark Hoban. “But there are also some challenges too,” he told BBC TV, citing the problem of youth unemployment. Most economists took the labour market report as another indication that the economy may be slowly moving out of recession.

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In search of a purpose No single party or government can be trusted to administer hydrocarbons IT WAS inevitable there would be serious disagreement over the government’s plan to set up a state-owned company, subject to company law, to administer the exploitation of natural gas resources. The government has already drafted the articles of association of the company, which would be in charge of exploration licensing, liquefaction and transport of natural gas among other things, but deputies have expressed strong objections. Under the current legal framework, the hydrocarbons company would be under the absolute control of the government of the day with the legislature having no authority over it as it would be subject to company law. Commerce minister Neoclis Sylikiotis explained that the only alternative was to make the company a public law entity – a semi-governmental organisation like Cyta – but the government had decided against it. It was the correct move as semi-governmental organisations are cumbersome, inflexible entities that have to follow protracted decision-making procedures which often require the approval of the legislature. Their status also makes them the target of incessant political intervention with the result that decisions are based on political rather than business criteria. In short, a public law entity would not serve the interest of society. Why did all opposition politicians express strong objections to this plan? It all boils down to control. Opposition politicians fear that AKEL would take complete control of the company and thus monopolise the administration of hydrocarbons for many years to come. It would appoint the directors, two of whom would have executive powers and hire all the employees of the company. The next government would be stuck with the AKEL-appointed directors for several years and with the company’s top management indefinitely. Knowing how things work in Cyprus this is a perfectly justified fear. Then there is the AKEL practice of appointing people known for their loyalty and obedience to the party rather than their abilities and we are facing a recipe for disaster. Could the administration of our hydrocarbon resources – the country’s big hope for a better future – be left to one party or the government of day, irrespective of who is in charge, without anyone having the right to monitor or exercise some form of control over its decisions? Some form of control must be exercised by the legislature, which is why the initiative, to prepare a legal framework under which a state-owned company would operate, by DISY deputy leader Averof Neophytou was the right move. Unfortunately no party or president could be trusted to run the hydrocarbons company on their own, being accountable to nobody. There must be controls and checks in place.

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OWADAYS, the NonAligned Movement (NAM) is no longer much of a movement. Since the Cold War’s end, it has fractured into a far more heterodox grouping whose members range from leftist regimes, as in Cuba, North Korea, and Venezuela, to the conservative monarchies (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar) of the Persian Gulf. So it should be no surprise that ideological cacophony has severely diluted the group’s founding impulse of avoiding entanglement in the disputes of the world’s superpowers. Thus, today’s NAM finds itself as a group in search of purpose and principle. Its sole comfort, it seems, is that it has not yet withered away. But, despite its diminished status, the recent NAM summit in Tehran was able to claim the world’s attention. Why hold the summit in Tehran, some members asked? This, however, only raised heckles from those who still see the group as a means to stare down the superpowers. Their retort – “Why not in Tehran?” – angered more than it soothed. The dispute over the wisdom of holding the summit in Iran’s capital revived the core debate about what “non-aligned” means in the post-Cold War world. Why keep such an anachronistic construct alive when the world is no longer frozen into two ideologically antagonistic blocs? Furthermore, given the proliferation of strategic partnerships that claim many NAM members (India, for example, has strategic partnerships with the United States, Japan, and Brazil), are the non-aligned really still non-aligned? To this, the movement’s defenders ask: “Why persist with NATO and expand it ever eastward, until its troops now sit almost on the banks of the Indus, and in the foothills of the Hindu Kush?” The Cold War has ended, they argue, but that only means that the world is divided in many more ways than before. So maintaining NAM is not some nostalgic longing for an influential past; rather, it is a means for countries to maintain as much international influence as possible in our globalised world. But how can NAM help its members when nothing else unites them? According to

The Non-Aligned Movement members range from Cuba, to Saudi Arabia Kanwal Sibal, a former head of India’s foreign service, “India’s own experience of NAM in areas of its core national interest has been most unsatisfactory, which is enough reason to shed any undue sentimental or ideological attachment to the movement.” Indeed, as Sibal points out, NAM did not protect India from decades of “US/Western technology-related sanctions,” even when it was the movement’s leader. Likewise, “in the 1962 conflict with China, NAM did not back India’s position.” The same is true, Sibal continues, of Kashmir and India’s nuclear tests. As a result, India, he argues, owes NAM’s other members nothing, and should act only according to what is “best for its own interests.” And yet India, like so many other countries, maintains its NAM membership, because NAM does provide an additional platform, which India needs and treats as one tool among others in its diplomatic toolkit. Occasionally, NAM provides a useful counterweight to Western pressure – say, regarding Iran, with which India remains eager to build trade and energy relationships. So, to be blunt, NAM survives because of America’s recent global domination and its efforts to impose its policies globally. And, with a rising China


seeking to do much the same in its immediate neighbourhood (and perhaps farther afield in the future), the movement has a second reason for surviving as a check on the super-powerful. In a recent article, Ashley Tellis of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace bemoans that, “India’s foreign-policy establishment is in the process of disinterring a long-dead grand strategy from its Cold War grave.” He cites a recent report, “Nonalignment 2.0,” that promotes non-alignment – a “doctrine that calls upon India to refuse staunchly any strategic alliances with other actors” – in order to ensure the country’s “strategic autonomy.” At first glance, nonalignment looks like an attractive option for still-emerging countries like India, Indonesia, Brazil, and others, because it promises freedom from the insidious grip of entangling alliances. But, more important, it holds out the prospect that a people can chart its own path, free from external pressure – a particularly attractive proposition for countries that remain scarred by their colonial pasts. But how can these impulses be reconciled with the strategic partnerships that India, Brazil, and others are currently forming, or with those – like the USSaudi relationship – that have

lasted for decades? The answer is simple: International order does not adhere to a logically consistent code. In the harsh light of realpolitik, only power and influence matter. If NAM enhances a country’s power and influence, it will maintain its membership. Of course, the bothersome aspect of NAM’s Tehran summit is that Iran will head the movement for the next three years. But that could well divide NAM even further: Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, invited to sit next to Iran’s leadership, used the occasion to denounce publicly his hosts’ policy in Syria. India’s participation in the Tehran summit should not strain its ties with the US. Just because the US continues to pursue its sterile policy of not speaking with Iran, India – with its own strategic, geopolitical, and energy-related interests to protect – does not need to tag along. Neither strategic partnership with the US, nor membership in NAM, will divert India from safeguarding those interests.  Jaswant Singh, a former Indian finance minister, foreign minister, and defence minister, is the author of Jinnah: India – Partition – Independence. © Project Syndicate 2012



25 years ago Sunday September 13, 1987

People’s Republic of China: Chairman Mao Zedong’s second in command and successor Marshal Lin Biao flees the country via plane after the failure of alleged coup against Mao. The plane crashes in Mongolia, killing all aboard.

UN Secretary-general Javier Perez de Cuellar opened talks with Iran yesterday on a Gulf War ceasefire as Iraq reported Iranian artillery pounded its border towns and cities. Baghdad said 36 civilians were killed and 158 wounded by Iranian gunners shelling Iraqi population centres along the Iran-Iraq border.

1980 The bear who went missing on a Scottish island while being filmed for a television commercial is recaptured.

1987 Goiania accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiania, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and causing some to die from radiation poisoning.

1993 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shakes hands with PLO chairman Yasser Arafat at the White House after signing an accord granting limited Palestinian autonomy.

2005 A glitch in the MMORPG World of Warcraft results in a plague affecting thousands of players.

35 years ago Tuesday September 13, 1977 Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash yesterday referred again to his threat for a separate Turkish Cypriot state, when he spoke during the inauguration of the new terminal buildings at Ercan airfield, formerly Tymbou. Denktash had said that the Turkish Cypriots would wait for a decision in the light of developments after the Presidential election in February.

45 years ago Wednesday September 13, 1967 Turkish Premier Suleyman Demirel insisted today that Turkey could not accept enosis as a solution to the Cyprus problem. Greece’s only suggestion for peace on the troubled island was enosis. Demirel told a press conference, that that was why the summit meeting between Turkey and Greece last week failed to reach any real agreement.

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Argo, Silver Linings lead Toronto Film Festival buzz

NBC skips 9/11, keeps up with Kardashians

The Master continues to impress critics

By Chris Francescani

By Christine Kearney BEN Affleck’s political thriller Argo and David O. Russell’s comedic drama Silver Linings Playbook are winning widespread praise at the midpoint of the Toronto International Film Festival, with early sluggish sales beginning to pick up. Toronto, along with recent festivals in Venice and Telluride, traditionally launches the movie industry’s major awards season. Some of the more hyped films heading into the festival have won over critics and audiences, while others have divided film buffs, suggesting possible box office and awards disappointments. “A bunch of titles go in with hype and then only a couple of them really deliver,” said David Laub, co-president of New York based indie film distribution company Oscilloscope. Laub cited Argo, and Silver Linings Playbook as gaining early awards buzz among the bigger premieres so far. “Now they start their journey to the Oscars - and then some are a bit more muted,” he said. Those that so far haven’t quite lived up to their high expectations include several of the eagerly anticipated literary adaptations - Anna Karenina and Midnight’s Children - while Cloud Atlas,

Actor and director Ben Affleck attends a news conference to promote the film Argo during the 37th Toronto Film Festival co-directed by Tom Tykwer and The Matrix Trilogy sibling team, divided critics with its complex multiple storylines. Argo, starring and directed by Ben Affleck, is considered one of the safer bets for awards nominations, including one of the 10 best film Oscar slots and a possible directing nod for Affleck’s third effort in a turn away from previous Boston stories The Town, and Gone Baby Gone. Affleck, 40, whose film tells the true story of how the CIA helped smuggle six American diplomats out of Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis using a fake Hollywood production,

declined to speculate about award potential and whether a film that both pokes fun of and celebrates Hollywood might appeal more than usual to Oscar voters. In making the film, he said, his greatest issues were smooth transitions from the tense Iran scenes to the more humorous moments, which have gained buzz for Alan Arkin playing the role of veteran Hollywood producer. “How often do you get to make a movie on this subject matter, particularly in a world where some of the war films that had been made had been a little too depressing

for audiences over the last 10 years?” Affleck said. Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master continued to impress critics and audiences in Toronto, especially for its lead actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix, who was last seen by audiences in the mockumentary 2010 I’m Still Here which chronicled his supposed “retirement” from acting to pursue a hip-hop career. Neither Hoffman nor Phoenix showed up to the film’s press conference and Anderson deflected questions about whether the film was about Scientology, prompting spec-

ulation about how it would be promoted come Oscar time in early 2013. Bill Murray has also gained attention for his turn as Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson, while Jennifer Lawrence has stirred talk of a best actress nomination for Silver Linings Playbook as a sexually forward widow fighting depression. The film, by The Fighter director David. O. Russell and centered around a mentally ill man played by Bradley Cooper trying to rebuild his life, is being talked about as a possible contender in several categories.

AEG dropping insurance Depp buys Paradis $4.4m mansion claim over Jackson death MICHAEL Jackson’s former concert promoter AEG Live is withdrawing a $17.5 million insurance claim in the 2009 death of the pop star amid revelations in leaked emails that show company executives were concerned about his stability ahead of his planned London comeback tour. Attorneys involved in the case denied on Tuesday that AEG Live’s move was related to the publication of the leaked emails by the Los Angeles Times on September 2. Jackson died in June 2009 at age 50 from an overdose of the powerful anaesthetic propofol and sedatives. Last year, a Los Angeles jury convicted the singer’s physician, Conrad Murray, of involuntary manslaughter, but heard that Jackson was taking a cocktail of sleep aids and prescription medications. AEG Live, the concert division of privately-held Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), had filed a claim seeking a $17.5 million insurance payment from Lloyd’s of London for losses they incurred in up-front costs for Jackson’s This Is It sell-out shows that were to start in London in July 2009. Lloyd’s later filed a lawsuit against AEG Live in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking a declaration that the insurance company did not owe the money. Marvin Putnam, an attorney for AEG, said the company no longer needed the $17.5 million because it was reimbursed by the Jackson estate for its concert-related losses and that it informed Lloyd’s in June that it was withdrawing its claim. Attorneys in the case told a judge this week that as a result they expected AEG Live to be dropped from the case, Putnam said. That has not yet officially happened, he said.

Depp and Paradis announced their split in June

JOHNNY Depp has bought Vanessa Paradis a $4.4 million Hollywood mansion. The pair – who have kids LilyRose, 13, and son Jack, nine together – announced their split in June after months of speculation and generous Johnny recently splashed out on the Mediterranean-style, Mulholland Drive home for Vanessa and the kids through a trust according to the New York Daily News. According to real estate site, the five-bedroom 5,800-square-foot home features a wood-beamed ceiling, a pool and hot tub. Speaking about the property, agent Christopher Westley said: “You can be on the Strip or at the studios in 10 minutes. The views of the city are beautiful but it’s not in your face.” Vanessa is believed to have embarked on a new romance with millionaire French businessman Guy-David Gharbi after first meeting on a flight from Los Angeles to Paris in May.

For NBC’s Today show, keeping up with the Kardashians on Tuesday trumped observing a moment of silence marking the attacks of September 11, an American television news tradition observed by every other US broadcast network. At 8:46 am, ABC, CBS and Fox all aired live silent footage of grim-faced firefighters and somber families from various memorials, marking the minute 11 years ago when the first of two hijacked airplanes struck New York’s Twin Towers. NBC’s Today morning program at the same moment broadcast an interview with Kris Jenner, the mother of Kim Kardashian and a cast member of the popular reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. NBC has found itself under scrutiny since ABC News’ Good Morning America recently snapped a 14-year streak as the top-rated US morning show.

DEFENDED NBC did not immediately return calls for comment but defended its decision to the website Politico. com. “The Today show dedicated a considerable amount of time to September 11th coverage this morning throughout the entire show,” spokeswoman Megan Kopf told the site. The program included an extensive segment on a 9/11 survivor. Returning from a commercial break Tuesday morning, Today anchor Savannah Guthrie introduced Jenner at 8:45 am and began a discussion about the celebrity’s breast implant replacement surgery, the run-up to which was featured on one of the show’s episodes. “I gotta say,” Guthrie began, “I know you guys are all for ‘baring it all,’ but is there ever a time where you say ‘OK, we can turn the cameras off now?’” Jenner said no. “You know, I thought it was such a great idea to film that,” she replied about replacing her implants. “It was so important, healthwise, to remind women, you know, check your expiration date!” Throughout the day, the network morning-show industry hummed with animated discussions about NBC’s unexpected programming. “,” one rival Good Morning America staffer intoned. “What were they thinking?” NBC is controlled by Comcast and Fox is owned by News Corp.


CYPRUS MAIL Thursday, September 13, 2012

Noticeboard Grant Thornton Cyprus launches China Desk

Elysium Hotel marks its 10th anniversary

CCMC gets EU support for new community project THE Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) was selected as the implementing partner by the Foundation for the Management of European Lifelong Learning Programmes (LLP), within the framework of a programme supported by the European Union’s Leonardo Da Vinci Programme for the project entitled “Community Media Empowering Programme”. The project will work with partners from Greece, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Poland, and France to establish an e-learning platform on community media, supplemented by a comprehensive training curriculum, and will offer training courses on various elements of community production. All partners have experience in volunteer and vocational training and specialise in core fields such as community media, community video production, technology/ICT training and training curriculum creating. The partners include community media centres, vocational institutes/vocational training centres, adult education providers, counselling information service providers and educational NGOs. CCMC, meanwhile, welcomed the various community media practitioners from across Europe to Nicosia to a recent threeday partner’s meeting. The meetings were hosted and coordinated by CCMC and served to kick-off the twoyear “Community Media Empowering Programme” project. “Community Media is an essential element of the media landscape of 21st century Europe”, said Michalis Simopoulos, Community Media Coordinator at CCMC. “This programme is an opportunity to strengthen ties with partners in Europe, Greece in particular, that will ultimately improve awareness of, and access to, alternative forms of media”, added Petrou. The main aims of the project are to design and develop training programmes and methodologies for civil society organisations in areas such as media literacy, social media, technical skills of media equipment, communications and ICT and online tools.

THE Elysium Hotel in Paphos recently celebrated its 10th anniversary in an exceptional atmosphere. Renowned for its architectural aesthetics, its luxury and excellent standards of service, it honoured this anniversary through the knowledge and experience that flawless hospitality demands. Over the last 10 years the Elysium has expanded its array of services and amenities offered, remaining always a step ahead of the ever-increasing requirements of its customers. The hotel is committed always to offering its guests excellent service in an environment of absolute luxury, tranquillity and hospitality. Internationally- estab lished and well-acclaimed as a resort of incomparable beauty and quality, it enjoys a great reputation worldwide as one of the best

holiday and leisure destinations, and a favoured venue for European and international events. During its anniversary event, the Management of the Elysium hosted several renowned guests and celebrated with them the successful completion of the hotel's vision. Valuing its guests as an indispensable part of this success, a number of repeat clientele who were staying at the hotel were honoured with a commemorative plaque. True to its commitments, the Management of the Elysium extended its utmost thanks to the guests, customers and collaborators of the hotel for their continuous and significant support, and renewed its promise to continue its efforts to meet, but also exceed their expectations.

The Elysium is renowned as a resort of incomparable beauty as well as exceptional service and hospitality

Leptos Group backs Paphos culture fest Contributes €10,000 to production of Otello opera THE Leptos Group has contributed €10,000 to the Paphos Aphrodite Festival, towards staging this year’s opera Otello by Giuseppe Verdi, which was performed by the Slovak National Theatre Opera. The opera took place on September 7, 8 and 9 at the Paphos Medieval Castle which was attended by opera lovers from Cyprus and abroad, together with a number of politicians and other V.I.Ps. The Paphos Aphrodite Festival was produced for the first time in 1999, and since then has become one of the most popular cultural events in Cyprus. This year’s festival was held under the auspices of the Cypriot Presidency of the EU, a fact which added to the prestige and recognition of the Festival.

Leptos Group made the donation in continued support of the island's cultural events

GRANT Thornton Cyprus Ltd, one of the leading accounting and advisory firms on the Island, has formed a China Desk - a Nicosia-based service focused on helping Cypriot and Chinese companies tap into each other’s markets. The service provides assistance to Cypriot businessmen looking to launch or to enhance their activities in China, as well as to Chinese companies looking to take advantage of the many advantages that are offered by Cyprus as an international trading and tax-planning jurisdiction.

'OPPORTUNITIES' As explained by Stavros Ioannou, Managing Director of Grant Thornton Cyprus, “China will soon overcome the United States as the world’s biggest economy. "There are tremendous opportunities for Cypriot businesses looking to source or export to China or to seek investors. "Similarly, as outbound investment by Chinese companies is growing, we need to put Cyprus on their map for international tax planning”. Through its professional and dedicated Chinese staff, the China Desk can offer insights into working with the Chinese and has developed in-depth understanding not only of doing business but of the business culture in modern China. In a close cooperation with the Chinese member firm of Grant Thornton International, it can assist in such matters as market and feasibility studies, cross-border acquisition services, assistance with joint ventures and strategic alliances, due diligence and public reporting accountant services, assurance and business risk management services, tax planning and transfer pricing studies and IPOrelated services.  For more information, please contact Stephanos Michaelides +357 22 600000, stephen.michaelides@, www.gtcyprus. com

New MTN stores designed to thrill all visiting technophiles EVEN the most demanding technophile will feel inspired inside the new “advanced” MTN Stores in Nicosia and Larnaca. The new stores at: 116, Ledras Street in Nicosia and 25, General Timagia Avenue in Larnaca, offer visitors the chance to browse, test and play with the newest gadgets, be they smartphones, tablets, laptops, notebooks, mobile phones or accessories. In fact, MTN has made its new stores the ultimate destination for tech lovers. Step inside and you'll find that all devices are on and connected to your favourite operating system (iOS, Windows or Android) to

enable visitors to enjoy the full experience. Furthermore, all devices are connected to smart gadgets/accessories for every use: music, games, video projection, etc. Unsurprisingly, visitors of these enticing spaces will leave updated on the latest technological developments. Meanwhile, data gurus - the skilled and trained staff of MTN Stores - are always there to advise, serve and guide the consumer to customised solutions. So step inside the new MTN Stores and discover the secrets of digital technology, while enjoying its endless possibilities.

Step inside and enjoy the wide range of gadgetry

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What’s on


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

NICOSIA Total Recall (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.25, 7.45 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 5.25, 7.45 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 11.30am and 3pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Campaign (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.35, 8.05 and 10.10pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 5.35, 8.05 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Bel Ami (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek) at 5.30 and 8pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in English) at 5.30, 8 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) (in Greek) at 5.30 and 8pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) (in English) at 5.30, 8 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Expendables 2 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 5.30, 8 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 5.30, 8 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 11.15am, 1.20pm and 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Dark Knight Rises

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

The Dark Knight Rises (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 8.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.35pm. Tel: 77778383

LIMASSOL Total Recall (12) Rio 3 at 6.15 and 10.20pm, weekends at 6.20 and 10.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5.25, 7.45 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Campaign (12) Rio 1 at 4.45pm (weekends only), 6.30, 8.20 and 10.10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.35, 8.05 and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) Rio 4 (in 2D, in English) at 4.45pm (weekends only), 6.30, 8.20 and 10.10pm; Rio 2 (in 3D, in Greek) at 4.45pm (weekends only), 6.30 and 8.20pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in Greek) at 5.30 and 8pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in English) at 5.30, 8 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Raven (15) Rio 6 at 5.30pm (weekends only) and 7.45pm. Tel: 25871410 Ted (15) Rio 5 at 8.20 and 10.20pm. Tel: 25-871410 The Dark Knight Rises (12) Rio 6 at 10pm. Tel: 25-871410

Bel Ami (N/A) Rio 3 at 8.20pm, weekends at 4.30 and 8.30pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in 2D, in Greek) at 4.30pm (weekends only) and 6.20pm. Tel: 77778383

The Expendables 2 (15) Rio 2 at 10.20pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 5.30, 8 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

LARNACA Total Recall (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.25, 7.45 and 10.15pm. Tel: 77778383

The Campaign (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.35, 8.05 and 10.10pm. Tel: 77778383 Bel Ami (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek) at 5.30 and 8pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in English) at 5.30, 8 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Expendables 2 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 5.30, 8 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Dark Knight Rises (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 8.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.35pm. Tel: 77778383

PAPHOS Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) Rio 7 (in 3D, in Greek) at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.30, 8.30 and 10.30pm; Rio 5 (in 2D, in English) at 6, 8

and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.30, 8.30 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 Total Recall (12) Rio 1 at 6, 8.10 and 10.20pm, weekends at 4, 6.10, 8.20 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Campaign (12) Rio 6 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.30, 8.20 and 10.20pm. Tel: 26-207000 Bel Ami (12) Rio 3 at 8 and 10pm, weekends at 6.30, 8.30 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Expendables 2 (15) Rio 4 at 6, 8.10 and 10.20pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Raven (15) Rio 2 at 4pm (weekends only) 6 and 8pm. Tel: 26-207000 Ted (15) Rio 3, weekdays at 6pm, weekends at 4.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Dark Knight Rises (12) Rio 2 at 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 Ice Age: Continental Drift (K) Rio 4 (in English), weekends only at 4pm. Tel: 26-207000

listings Today

13-15. Skali Aglantzias, 15 Agiou Georgiou, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €15/23. In Greek. Tel: 97-885825

horos ETHAL, 76 Franklin Roosevelt Avenue, Limassol. 8.30pm. €10/15. In Greek



Other Events


Tower of Othello Four musical views on the Shakespearian drama: Dvorak, Khachaturian, Rossini, Verdi. September 13. Municipal Gardens Theatre, Lord Byron Street, Limassol. 8.30pm. €7/12. Tel: 22-208400.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time/ The National Theatre Live Screening bringing to life performances by the London’s National Theatre. September 13. Rialto Theatre, Heroes Square, Limassol. 8.30pm. €5/8. All performances with Greek and English subtitles. Tel: 77777745.

The Christening A theatrical performance by Nikos Moutsinas and Jenny Diagoupi. September 14. Municipal Gardens Theatre, Limassol. 9pm. €20. In Greek. Tel: 25-588694

Mark Widdler’s Local Heroes Four piece band plays the hits of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits. September 13. Coral Star Restaurant, opposite Philippos and City Supermarkets, Coral Bay, Paphos. showtime 8.30pm. €17.50 including souvla buffet or €10 for show only after 8pm. Reservations essential Tel: 99-832538. Book online - www.

Theatre The Devil Wears Primark A comedy by Rubber Ear Productions. September 13-14. Crown Resorts Amphitheatre, Coral Bay. 8pm. €15/20. Tel: 99-069074/99-908434. What Parliament Will You Deliver? Comedy featuring a cast of wellknow Greek actors. September


Dance Seventh Mediterranean Folk Dancing Festival Parade and dancing of folklore troupes from Europe in the main roads and squares of Larnaca. September 14-18. Finikoudes Promenade, Larnaca. Free. Tel: 77-777181.


Other Events

Tower of Othello Four musical views on the Shakespearian drama: Dvorak, Khachaturian, Rossini, Verdi. September 14. Strovolos Municipal Theatre, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €7/12. Tel: 22-208400

Ierokipia Festival including concert, tribute theatrical performance and Loukoumi Day - Event on the occasion of World Tourism Day. September 14-28. Geroskipou Public Square/ Gymnasium, Paphos. 8pm. Free. Tel: 26-960857/26-960867

Theatre Come to Marry Adrianou Musical comedy in Cypriot dialect by popular playwright Michalis Pitsillides. September 14-15. Techno-

Skapoula Fest Vol. 2 Festival featuring discussions, live music, party, graffiti and workshop. September 14-15. Faneromeni Square, Old Nicosia. 6pm. Free

Fourth International Contemporary Music Festival Pharos Foundation presents a showcase of contemporary ‘classics’, as well as over 20 world premieres by composers. Includes a young composer Workshop. September 9-29. Olive Grove, Delikipos and Shoe Factory, Nicosia. €10/15. Tel: 22-663871/70-009304. www.

Other Events Barrel House Craft Beer Week Craft Beer Tastings, beer games, competitions, prizes, beer talks, live music and more. Until September 16. Barrel House, 3 Ioanni Sikoutri Street, Larnaca. 6pm. Free. Tel: 24622455/99-331088

Exhibition The Area is Sacred Solo art exhibition by Panagiotis Mina. Until September 13. 50-1 Gallery, Limassol. Monday-Friday: 11am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Saturday: 11am-1pm. Tel: 99-522977

Summer Breeze Group mixed media exhibition. Until September 15. Apocalypse Gallery, 30 Chytron Street, Nicosia. MondayFriday: 10.30am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10.30am-1pm. Tel: 22-30000/150 MA Fine Art Show Work on display will include paintings, sculpture, ceramics and installation art. Until September 15. Cornaro Institute, 23 Mehmet Ali Street, Larnaca.Open daily: 10am-5pm. Tel: 24-254042. www. Charcoal Project Interactive happening by Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots and other international artists using charcoal and tables as the main material. Exhibition of works and screenings of the video documentary Charcoal Project. Until September 16. House of Arts and Letters, 41 Athinas Street, Paphos. Working hours: 9-12pm. Tel: 26-818560 Silia Philippou Solo painting exhibition. Until September 18. Gallery Gloria, 3 Zinonos Sozou Street, Nicosia. MondayFriday: 10.30pm-12.45pm and 5pm8pm. Saturday: 10.30pm-12.45pm. Tel: 22-760286 Old Nicosia Revealed Photography exhibition. Until

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September 19. Ermou 300, in old Nicosia. Open 9am-5pm. Tel: 22349312 Iosif Hadjikyriakos Solo painting exhibition inspired by the art of Lefkara. Until September 20. Gallery Kypriaki Gonia, 45 Stadiou St, Larnaca. Tel: 24-621109. Summer 2012 Group exhibition of paintings and sculptures. Until September 30. Morfi Gallery, 84 Agkyras St, Limassol. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm. Tuesday-Friday: 5pm-8pm.Tel: 25378733. Nicosia: Topographies of Memory: From Ermou Street to the Buffer Zone Exhibition by Anita Bakshi reconstructing Ermou marketplace – using maps that were created from memories and narratives provided by shopkeepers who once worked or lived in the area. Until September 30. Home for Cooperation, 28 Markou Drakou, opposite Ledra Palace Hotel in the UN Buffer Zone, Nicosia. Open Monday-Sunday: 10am-6pm. Tel: +90 542 8506681/22-445740

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On The Scene Exhibition Discover the city within The flashes of their cameras light up the dusty streets of old Nicosia as they wind their way through the narrow alleys of forgotten city waiting to be discovered. For the past six months, the group Old Nicosia Revealed consisting of three friends, Orestis Tringides, Natalie Hami and Dogukan Muezzinler has organised photo-shooting excursions around parts of the old town – weather providing. Since then the group has created a Facebook page, whereby they upload their photos every couple of days and currently a photo exhibition of their expeditions is on display at Ermou 300 until Wednesday. For these amateur photographers, touring the various neighbourhoods is a good way to visit areas with which they are unfamiliar, demonstrating to the public that Old Nicosia has much more than meets the eye, while preserving the memory and character of these streets. The trio snap pictures of everything – from traditional old houses that are on the verge of falling down, giant rusty Coca-Cola signs and stickers for drinks such as Lex which are no longer on the market.

Some of their favourite finds, of which you’ll get to see at the exhibition, include a stash of old postcards depicting the once extremely popular Berengaria Hotel in Prodromos, agricultural files from the 50s and 60s, old medicine bottles and envelopes from a pre-independent Cyprus saying ‘on her majesty’s service’. A city in a state of desolation and abandonment comes alive through the lenses of the photographers. The group are exhibiting as part of the European Capital of Culture 2017 bid for Nicosia. They also made a short presentation to the judges who arrived yesterday. For the time being they’ve mainly concentrated on the old town but they hope to expand to cover the whole of Nicosia eventually.

Goodwill hunting

Old Nicosia Revealed Photography exhibition. Until September 19. Ermou 300, in old Nicosia. Open 9am5pm. Tel: 22-349312

This weekend, head to Ledra Street and Lokmaci Square to meet some of the NGOs of Cyprus and discover their good work. An NGO Fair was held in Famagusta, Limassol and Nicosia, which was implemented during the Engage 2009-2011 project and following Nicosia’s great success last year, the NGO Fair 2012 will take place for the second consecutive year in the capital, on Saturday. Once more the fair emphasises on creating a space where NGO’s from both communities will interact together with the public, maximising the exchange between civil society and Cypriots. This time the fair will encourage more NGOs with even more diverse backgrounds and range of activities to illustrate the richness of volunteerism and the long span of action that the Cypriot civil society hold. Not only does the event give great insight into the work that many passionate activists and NGOs are undertaking but it also highlights the work that needs to be done. The festival will take place under the auspices of the ENGAGE - Do your part for Peace programme, which is supported by the United Nations Development Programme since April 2009 and aspires at strengthening the role played by civil society in the reconciliation process by increasing policy positions led by NGO’s and developing strategic partnerships and networks in both communities. From morning until the evening, a large festival

will be set up at the end of Ledra Street next to the Peace room and in Lokmaci Square, where people of all ages will gather together to have fun with the NGOs and find out more about their good work. DJs, live links, music, dance shows and street theatre teams are some of the entertainment in store for the public. At the same time, young children will have the opportunity to take part in a range of educational and recreational activities such as ceramic artefacts, face painting and balloon sculptures, while stilt walkers and clowns will spread laughter with their various tricks. Rounding up a fun-packed day, the event will conclude with a photo walking tour of old Nicosia at 5.30pm in the afternoon, where the public will have the opportunity to walk around the picturesque neighbourhoods of the capital and capture some of its beautiful spots. The event and activities will be free for all with the generous support of the local authorities. NGO Fair 2012 Festival will include DJs, live links, music, dance shows, street theatre as well as increased participation of non-governmental organisations. September 15. End of Ledra Street next to the Peace room and in Lokmaci Square. 10.30am-8pm. Tel: 22-875099. By Ledha Socratous

NIGHTLIFE No onstage kissing, urinating, vomiting or random mayhem, just music?! Warning: the nightlife scene in Larnaca is about to get raucous and messy. Next Wednesday night, Savino Live is preparing to welcome possibly one of the most controversial punk rock bands to come out of America in the last decade – The Black Lips. While some bands entertain their audiences with their music, others manage to do so with their stage antics, when it comes to The Black Lips, they do both. Throughout their career, the band has attained indie rock infamy for getting into trouble and their anything-goes, live shows. They’ve scaled it back quite a bit in the last few years, but for those who know little about the band a brief background would suffice to in order to understand all the hype that follows this quartet. Gigs by bassist Jared Swilley, guitarist Cole

Alexander, guitaristt Ian St Pé and dley can involve drummer Joe Bradley dience, vomiting, peeing into the audience, members making out with each tage invasions. other, nudity and stage rom a long They are banned from uding a list of venues, including town club in their hometown after trashing their own ting equipment and setting the drums on fire. Just ey a few years ago, they were on the run in d India after the band indulged in an overr amorous display on stage. Before that, a visit to Israel ended in a rubber bullet to the stomach for a crewmember. For all the media hype about

hell-raising quartet, The this hell-r Lip actual songs are often Black Lips’ overlooke Recently considerable overlooked. attention from music critics at Pitchfork Rolling Stone and even Pitchfork, The New York Times have singled out their thei unique brand of flower punk, a blend of late-60s hippiepop oft often filled with deconstru structed punk choruses. For their sixth studio alb album, Arabia Mountain, th the group worked for the firrst time with an outside pro producer, famed Amy Wineh house and Lily Allen colllaborator Mark Ronson, veering them towards a catchier, cleaner and somewhat sobered up sound from past releases. In an ongoing attempt to leave no stone

unturned in their effort to spread their music globally, the band are treading a path few Western bands have travelled with a run of dates planned for the Middle East which includes Cyprus. Lebanese four-piece Lazzy Lung, winners of Rolling Stone Middle East’s 2011 Battle of the Bands, will also be accompanying them on their pilgrimage. For all those curious about what possible misadventures The Black Lips might get into when they arrive in Cyprus next week, you ought to head down to Savino Live and find out for yourself. Black Lips & Lazzy Lung Supertour Concert with American rock band from Atlanta, Georgia accompanied by indie rock band from Beirut. September 19. Savino Live, 1 Watkins Street, Larnaca. 9pm. €10. Tel: 24-620861/99-426011

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N A sprawling yard in Athens, a yellow Porsche rusts among dusty motorcycles, police cars with bullet holes and wrecked city buses - a telling image of one Greek government agency’s slide into bureaucratic quagmire. Known by its Greek acronym ODDY, the Organisation for Public Property Management ran warehouses nationwide that auctioned off anything from old sofas discarded from city hall waiting rooms to luxury cars confiscated from drug dealers. Now, efforts to consign ODDY itself to the scrapheap, along with its lossmaking payroll costs, show just how hard it is for the Greek government to satisfy foreign creditors’ demands that it shut down dozens of state agencies to save money; it may say it is waging war on red tape, but the red tape may be winning. Set up to offload army surplus after World War Two, ODDY began showing losses a decade ago, squeezed by competition while maintaining dozens of employees on staff. So when some 50 state entities were slated for closure in 2011, ODDY was on the list. More than a year later, it has indeed been wound up. A ministerial decree in November announced ODDY no longer existed, and the European Union and International Monetary Fund, which are keeping Greece afloat on condition it slashes costs, duly noted in March that the required cuts had been legislated for. But that is all on paper. Em-

ployees and government officials who spoke to Reuters have revealed that ODDY still exists in all but name, for as DDDY - no longer an Organisation, but now a Directorate - it has simply become an office of the Greek Finance Ministry. And while staffing has been cut, many costs have simply transferred from wages to pensions, and the shake-up has all but paralysed its ability to run auctions to make money. The workforce has been halved since the debt crisis erupted in 2009 and the wages of those remaining have been cut. But as many who left simply retired and took a pension, the state may have saved little overall; meanwhile revenues, disrupted by a shunt into legal limbo, have tumbled, and assets, like that yellow roadster, gather dust in silent yards across Greece. “I feel disappointed. This is not what we dreamed of,” said George Chronopoulos, who retired last month aged 61 after 37 years working for ODDY as a valuer, mainly for cars, at the agency’s Athens warehouse, one of its four main sites. “I used to love my job,” said Chronopoulos, who was also a trade union organiser and served for a time on the agency’s management board. “But now I cannot find a reason to stay.” In Athens, the unit has held just one car auction this year, compared with one a month in better times. Even more bizarrely, the change of name and status led to its internet access being cut off since March, hindering it even further in making sales.

Confiscated luxury cars inside an ODDY warehouse

In the chaos of dramatic staff cuts, a shortage of security guards to fend off thieves tempted by its stores of valuable goods has meant some

of the agency’s clerks have been drafted in as watchmen, employees said. And at the Athens yard, where rows of confiscated motorcycles and

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (right) shakes hands with European Council chairman Herman Van Rompuy during a troika visit to Athens

piles of slot machines sit unsold, one worker pointed to dogs, kept in cages but barking loudly, as another interim solution for discouraging robberies. Details from the story of ODDY, pieced together from current and former employees and official records, illustrate some of the hurdles Prime Minister Antonis Samaras faces to his goal of saving up to €2 billion by 2015 through scrapping some of the thousand or so similar agencies in the hope of persuading international lenders he can steer the budget towards balance. Auditors from the EU, IMF and European Central Bank, known as the troika, are in Athens this week going through Samaras’ strategy and reviewing Greece’s per-

formance to date; any signs that savings are not going to plan may trouble them. The Finance Ministry and the Ministry for Administra-

In Athens, the just one car auc compared with better tive Reform declined comment for this article. But Dimitris Kouvaris, who has run the DDDY operation since March, defended his agency’s efforts to reform it-

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self, acknowledging struggles with technical problems but insisting that it was too early to pass judgement on a longterm overhaul which he said

unit has held ction this year, one a month in times would save the state money eventually. “Our aim is to reduce spending, achieve better control of expenses and upgrade services,” he said.

“Of course, we have technical and operational problems which we are trying to overcome, and also labour-related issues, since the workforce has been significantly reduced.” Founded as ODISY in 1946 to manage leftover wartime equipment, ODDY became widely known in the 1980s and 90s for auctioning off cars confiscated from criminals. Employees say politicians and civil servants were particularly frequent visitors to its warehouses, picking up bargains. As late as November last year, the agency handed over free to the army five vehicles including an Audi sedan, a government document shows. By the turn of the century, however, the agency had gone into decline, suffering from

competition from private firms bidding to recycle materials, former valuer Chronopoulos said. For 2009, published results show ODDY had accumulated losses of €17 million and had a net loss that year of €2.4 million. Soon it was on the government’s shutdown list. Reaction among the 120 or so staff was swift. With cuts in wages and pension rights looming, many took the chance to retire early on the basis of existing, more generous, terms. As Chronopoulos, the former union leader noted, when faced with a monthly salary being cut to, say, €1,300 from €2,000, many found they were better off locking in a state pension - a move that left the overall state budget little better off.

Other employees at ODDY decided to fight the cuts. With colleagues at other threatened outfits, they launched strikes and protests that union officials say deflected the blow, aided by support from political leaders who backed action against public sector layoffs that reached a peak a year ago. “ODDY is an inextricable part of the state,” Fotis Kouvelis, leader of the Democratic Left party, said at the time, in 2011. The party is now in Samaras’ broad coalition government. In November last year, ministers appeared to sidestep on the promised closure of ODDY, issuing a decree transferring its functions to a department of the finance ministry. Chronopoulos and another long-time ODDY employee said only seven staff from ODDY were ultimately put into a scheme to dismiss public workers. Manager Kouvaris said six workers

had been put on the dismissal track since he took over in March. Yet alongside the shrinking workforce, employees complain of propagating red tape, suggesting that arcane approval procedures have held up payment for renewing the office’s internet service. “There is no room for initiatives now to improve things,” said Chronopoulos, who now plans to return to cultivate his pomegranate trees in the southern village where he has a home. “You would need a hundred signatures.” Three employees normally engaged in clerical work said they had been asked to guard warehouses to make up for gaps left in the security teams by early retirements. Kouvaris, the DDDY manager, declined to comment on the specific complaints but insisted restructuring was on track. Pointing to an auction held last month as a success, he said online sales could re-

start this month and he was hoping for monthly revenues of up to €1 million. Prime assets included a luxury yacht and cargo vessels still on the agency’s books. For those who understood the Greek government’s plan to shut down ODDY, such hopes of resurrection from the scrapyard of state entities may seem at odds with the strategy. But as Athens University management professor Antonis Makrydimitris argues, it is a mark of the resilience of a complex network of public bodies built up by politicians who saw them as vehicles for distributing favour and patronage. Describing the task of reform as urgent and “titanic”, Makrydimitris said: “If you ask workers or managers in these entities if someone else could do their job, not only they would say ‘no’ but they would say they need more people... The problem is that none of these organisations want to die.”


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FLATS/HOUSES RENT studio Strovolos 280, Ag. Andreas 295, 1 bdrm Ag. Andreas 450, Makarios Av. 490, Ag. Antonios 380 2 bdrm Lykavito furnished 600 Acropolis new 650, Ag. Omologites 500, Engomi near universities 540 Strovolos furnished 650 3 bdrm central 700, Kennedy 650, US Embassy independent house gardens 850. POSPORIDES ESTATES REG. 338 99474839 99646822 **************************** FOR RENT 3-bedroom luxury apartment over 200 sq.m. Very spacious living area extending to a large veranda overlooking the green of the river area. Bathrooms all marble (one en-suite), modern kitchen. Fully air-conditioned, with underfloor heating, garage for 2 cars and large store. Situated in the exclusive gated development of J&P Glastonos, one of the oldest classy residential areas of Nicosia. Call 99630320 ***************************** ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT, in small quiet building, new, very spacious, fully furnished and air conditioned. Very good location between Strovolos and Engomi, close to The European University (Cyprus College) and all amenities. Covered parking. Rent €495/m. Please call 99695382 ***************************** TO LET 3 bdrm flat Kaimakli area near Frederic. Tel. 99606665. ***************************** 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-

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. 3 bedrs luxury ground floor renovated semi detached house,210sq.m, with central heating, air conditions, solid parquet floor, fire place, big kitchen with all the electric appliances, 2 wc curtains, big veranda, big patio on the back with bbq area, 2 covered parkings in a quiet neighbourhood close to the Embassies –Engomi €900 (H3ENG0002-R), (photos in the website) 3. 4 bedr + separate office space + maid’s room luxury detached house, split level, big open space sitting areas,400sq.m,a/c for hot and cold in all the rooms, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, swimming pool, big verandas, 2 covered parking, in a very quiet area near Lidl – Latsia €2500 (H4LAT0008-R), (photos in the website). 4. 3 bedr ground floor semi detached house, 170sq.m, central heating, 3 a/c, 2wc, big kitchen with cooker, oven, big front veranda, small yard, in a very quiet neighbourhood near Areteion hospital and Alpha Mega supermaket. Available end of September - Dasoupoli €650 (H3DAS0007-R), (photos in the website). 5. 4 bedr new luxury detached house, separate maid’s room, central heating, full Ac, 260sq.m, big kitchen with all the electri-

cal 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 which can be used as a bedroom/office, detached house, central heating, full a/c,3wc, 2 bathrooms, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen with all the electrical appliances, small garden and patio with bbq area, covered parking, near Apollonion hospital. – Makedonitissa €1200 (H4MAK0016-R), (photos in the website) 7. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, 330sq.m, central heating, full ac, 2 covered parking’s, big kitchen with sitting room and all expensive electrical appliances, blinds on the windows, lighting fixtures, 2 bedrs with en suite shower and wc, main bathroom with jacuzzi,3rd bedroom with only shower ,swimming pool with wooden deck around, covered patio with nice covered bbq area, opposite a green area in a very quiet area – Strovolos €2600 (H4ST10040-R), (photos in the website). 8. 4 bedr luxury detached house + big separate maid’s room, central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining area, big separate family room with fire place, big kitchen with breakfast area, 4wc, parquet floor all the house, mature garden on the front and back of the house, 3 covered parking, in a quiet area - PARISSINOS €2300 (H4PA20006-R), (photos in the website). 9. 3 bedr upstairs and 2 separate bedroom in the basement luxury detached house(all the bed-

rooms with en suite bathrooms/ shower), also separate kitchen and sitting room in the basement which has also separate entrance from the house, central heating, full a/c, solid parquet floor all the house, big sitting and dining room with fire place, big fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area and family room, big overfloor, swimming pool with covered patio area with fully equipped bar(bbq, fridge, freezer, cooker),mature garden around the house,2 parking places, alarm system near the Cyprus Conference Centre- PLATY AGLANTZIAS €3500 (H5PAG0002-R), (photos in the website). 10. 4 bedr new luxury finished top quality detached house, 290sq.m, central heating, full a/c, master bedroom with ensuite shower/jacuzzi, guest bedroom with shower, main bathroom with jacuzzi, 4wc, fully expensive furnished with 3 LCD televisions, kitchen with very expensive electrical appliances and family room, garden with grass, big covered patio with bbq area,2 covered parking’s, alarm system, pressure system, Strovolos €2700 (H4STI0039-R), (Photos on the website). 11. 4 bedr luxury detached house built in 3 plots of land. Separate maid’s room outside the house, big basement with playroom, office and guest room with separate entrance. The house has big sitting and dining room, separate family room, separate kitchen, big bedrooms, internal elevator, central heating, full a/c, big yard with tiles, covered kiosk and trees, 2 covered parking, in a quiet area in a dead end opposite Cineplex – Strovolos €3000 (H4STI0042-R), (photos in the

website). 12. 5 bedr new luxury finished detached house with separate maid’s room, one of the bedrooms with shower and wc and can be used as guest room,4 wc, solid parquet floor all the house, separate family room with fire place, big sitting room, separate dining room, big kitchen with breakfast area, big outside patio with tiles and bbq area,2 covered parking, electrical appliances in the kitchen, in a very quiet neighbourhood close to CYBC station. Can be rented furnished or not. – Platy Aglantzias €3000 (H5PAG0001-R), (Photos on the website). 13. 3 bedr detached house with extra room for office,250sq.m, central heating independent, 4a/c, big renovated, kitchen with cooker and oven, big sitting and dining room with parquet floor and fire place,1bathroom,1 shower,2wc, 2 covered parking, big verandas surrounded by trees and bushes off 28th October street - Makedonitissa €1300 (H4STI0043-R), (photos in the website). 14. 3 bedr luxury house, nicely modern furnished with big sitting and dining areas with bar, central heating, full a/c, big fitted kitchen with TV room, office space, patio area with bbq, covered parking, 3wc, solid parquet floor in bedrooms and granite in the sitting areas, near the MEGA TV station – Archangelos €1300 (H3AR0002-R), (photos in the website). 15. 3 bedr luxury semi detached house with central heating independent, a/c, 3wc, parquet floor, fire place, electrical appliances in the kitchen, curtains, in a very quiet neighbourhood in the area near Falcon school – Strovolos

€1500 (H3STI012-R), (photos in the website). 16. 5 huge bedrooms luxury detached house(2 bedrooms downstairs+3 upstairs) all of them en suite with bathrooms, separate maid’s room, big sitting areas and big separate dining room, big kitchen, central heating, full a/c, extra sitting room upstairs, big swimming pool with cover, big covered patio around the pool and bbq area, covered parking, in a very quiet area near Alpha Mega supermarket. Price negotiable - ENGOMI €4000 (H5ENG0002-R), (photos in the website). 17. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, all the bedrooms very big and all with big bathroom/ shower, sitting room upstairs, attic room with shower and wc, office space/maid’ s room with shower and wc, central heating, full AC,450sq.m, big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with sitting area and fitted cooker and oven,6 wc, 2 covered parking’s, big yard with tiles and garden with grass, bbq area in a very quiet neighbourhood near the CYBC ( RIK) station and near a neighbourhood park – Aglantzia €2000(H4AGZ0005-R), (photos in the website). 18. 4 bedr semi detached house with central heating, 4 a/c, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms, 180sq.m, small yard, bbq area, FULLY FURNISHED, off Costantinoupoleos street near French Ambassador residence – Strovolos €900 (H4STI0043-R), (photos in the website). 19. 4 bedr + 2 separate rooms with showers and wc (120sq.m) detached house with big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with dining area and family room with fire place, very big swim-


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ming pool with bbq area, covered patio, garden with grass, central heating in 4 zones, full a/c, 6wc, 5 covered parking’s, pressure system, opposite Apoel training field. Can be rented furnished or not. AVAILABLE END OF AUGUST – Archangellos €4000 (H4AR0007-R), (photos in the website). 20. 4 bedrs luxury detached villa built in 5 plots of land, 600sq., central Heating, full a/c, very big garden with grass, big swimming pool 5 x 13, bar with bbq area, office space, TV room with fire place, marble floor, all the bedrooms en suite shower/ bathroom, separate self contained apartment for the maid, 2 covered parking in a nice area with easy access to the Limassol road. Can be rented also partially furnished – Latsia €5000(H4LAT0007-R), (photos in the website). 21. 4 bedr luxury detached house, separate maid’s room, 600 sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 6 wc, 4 bathrooms, big sitting and dining areas opening on to the garden, big kitchen with electrical appliances, built in 2 big plots of land with huge garden with grass, swimming pool, 2 covered parking, in a quiet neighbourhood close to Alpha Mega supermarket Engomi €3700 (H4PA20005-R), (photos on the website). For many more properties with photos visit our website at which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22422225/96-422225/96422226, ***************************** LUXURY FLATS: 1. 3 bedr furnished apartment,

140sq.m, near Cyprus Hilton, kitchen, bathroom and extra guests toilet, large sitting room, opposite a small park, recently renovated independent oil central heating, air conditions, solar heater, covered parking – Acropolis €630 (A3ACS0040-R), (photos in the website). 2. 2 bedr luxury apartment, 3 a/c for hot and cold, covered veranda, NICELY FURNISHED, covered parking on a small building 200 METRES from Akropolis Park. Price includes common expenses – Dasoupolis €650 (A2DAS0027-R), (photos in the website). 3. 1 bedr luxury spacious apartment with big sitting room, separate kitchen with electrical appliances, central heating independent with diesel,2 a/c, aluminum shutters in the bedrooms, covered veranda, covered parking, storage room, on a small quiet building in a quiet neighbourhood – Agios Dometios €450 (A1ADO0004-R), (photos in the website). 4. 3 bedr luxury PENTHOUSE apartment with storage heaters, full a/c, office space, very big veranda 100sq.m with nice view and bbq area with bar, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, 2 bathrooms, 2 storage rooms, covered parking, in a small building near Hilton park and Ippokration hospital – Engomi €1000 (A3ENG0023-R), (photos in the website). 6. 2 bedr Brand new luxury finished apartment on a small modern building with storage heaters, full Daikin air conditions, electrical appliances in the kitchen, top quality double glazed windows with electrical shutters, 1 showers, 1 bathroom, 2 wc, big sitting

and dining room, Very big covered veranda, pressure system, covered parking, big storage room, near Acropolis park – Dasoupolis €670 (A2DAS0028-R), (photos in the website). 7. 2 bedr brand new luxury finished apartment on a small modern design building with 2 bathrooms, a/c for hot and cold (Mitsubishi), storage heaters can be installed if needed, electrical shutters in the bedrooms, pressure system, water serculation system, solar, electrical appliances in the kitchen, blinds, covered veranda, 2 COVERED PARKING, storage room, near the centre and near traffic lights of Honda showroom. – Agioi Omologites €700 (A2AOM0007-R) 8. 1 bedr, fully furnished and equipped apartment, 50sq.m, 2 a/c for hot and cold, covered verandah, covered parking, ice view off Makarios Avenue between Hilton and DEBENHAMS shop – Nicosia Centre €460 (A1NIC0006-R), (photos in the website). 9. 3 bedr new luxury penthouse apartment on the last floor of a 3 storey building, CH ind, full a/c, pressure system, cooker and oven in the kitchen, blinds in the living room, 2 bathrooms, 130sq.m, big veranda with view, covered parking, 200m opposite Akropolis park. Acropolis €850(A3ACS0039-R), (photos on the website). 10. 2 bedr new( 5 years old) luxury ground floor apartment,85 sq.m, storage heaters, full ac, fully modern expensive furnished and equipped ,expensive silver appliances in the kitchen with dishwasher, small garden and big yard in a quiet neighborhood behind Burger King. MINIMUM

CONTRACT 2 YEARS – ENGOMI €650 (A2ENG0002-R), (photos in the website). 11. 2 bedr spacious luxury finished apartment in a small modern building with electrical floor heating independent, full a/c, 2wc, big bedrooms, big sitting and dining room, FULLY NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, big covered veranda, covered parking and storage room, off Kennedy avenue in a quiet area – ACROPOLIS €800 (A2ACS0030-R), (photos in the website). 12. 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). 13. New luxury 2 bedr apartment with nice view, 100sq.m, big sitting & dining area, big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, big covered verandah, 2 wc, storage heaters, 2 a/c, electric shutters in the bedrooms, covered parking and storage room on the 11th floor of a small building with 6 flats only 200 meters for Akropolis park and opposite a small neighbourhood park – Dasoupolis €550 (A2DAS0001-R), (photos in the website). 14. 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 Omolog-

ites €650 (A2AOM0008-R), (photos in the website). 15. 3 bedr +separate maid”s room (with shower and wc) & luxury apartment with central heating independent, full a/c, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, big separate kitchen with breakfast area and electrical appliances, big sitting and dining area with solid parquet floor, big covered veranda, blinds, alarm system, 2 parking, in a quiet area off Makarios Avenue near Hilton – Nicosia Centre €1100 (A3NIC0023-R), (photos in the website). 16. 2 bedr luxury modern penthouse apartment 125sq.m +40sq.m veranda with very nice view and bbq area, solid parquet floor all the flat, fully modern furnished and equipped central heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, big sitting and dining areas, covered parking in a very quiet neighborhood in a dead end, off Athalassa Avenue near English School behind Stephanis Electronics – Strovolos €770 (A2ST10010-R), (photos in the website). 17. 3 bedr luxury apartment with central heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, parquet floor, big covered veranda, covered parking, storage room, electrical appliances in the kitchen, off Makarios avenue near the centre – NICOSIA Centre €820 (A3NIC0025-R), (photos in the website). 18. 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). 19. 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). 20. 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). 21. 2 bedr new luxury apartment with central heating independent, full a/c, 2wc, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen with cooker and oven, blinds on all windows, covered ve-


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randa, solar heater, pressure system, covered parking, storage room, on a small building in a quiet neighbourhood next to a playground, near Central offices of Cyta and Laiki Head quarters – Dasoupolis €600 (A2DAS0018-R), (photos in the website). 22. 4 bedr new luxury finished apartment, 160sq.m+35sq.m covered veranda, big sitting and dining room, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, Daikin airconditions for hot and cold in all the rooms, 2 bedrs with en suite shower/wc, 4wc, 2 covered parking, in a small modern building off Makarios Avenue in a quiet neighbourhood – Nicosia Centre €1400 (A4NIC0001-R), (photos in the website). 23. New luxury spacious 3 bedr quality apartment, 165sq.m+ big covered verandah, separate floor heating, full a/c, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms (one en suite), solid parquet floor all the flat, big sitting and dining area (can fit 2 sitting rooms and dining table), electrical appliances in the kitchen which has a breakfast area,2 covered parking, storage room in a very quiet green neighbourhood near the centre and Ag. Andreas - Nicosia Centre €1450

(A3NIC0004-R), (photos in the website). 24. New luxury 2 bedr apartment, open plan kitchen, 3 a/c for hot and cold, blinds on all the windows, nicely expensive full furnished with real leather sofas, double bed, big dining table, LCD 32”, satellite dish with receiver, internet, very big bedrooms with big and many wardrobes, covered parking and storage room, in a quiet area near BMH – Aglantzia €590 (A2AGZ0001-R), (photos in the website). 25. 2 bedr new luxury finished and FURNISHED ground floor apartment, 80sq.m +120sq.m veranda and garden, separate floor heating, full a/c, 2wc, aluminum shutters outside the windows, pressure system, fully expensively fitted with electrical appliances in the kitchen, big covered parking and big storage room, off Athallassa Avenue near English School in a small modern building – Strovolos €800 (A2ST10023-R), (photos in the website). 26. 3 bedr luxury spacious fully renovated apartment with separate central heating, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, 3 wc, parquet floor all the flat, big sitting and dining areas with fire place, big covered veranda, covered parking, blinds, cooker and oven in the kitchen, covered parking, on a small 2 storey building, walking distance to the centre – Lykavitos €1000 (A3LYK0009-R), (photos in the website). 27. 3 big bedrs +office space luxury penthouse floor apartment, renovated, central heating independent, full a/c, 230sq.m, double glazed windows,3wc, 2 bathrooms (one en suite), solar heater, pressure system, SKY satellite dish, big sitting and dining areas, solid parquet

floor all the flat, big kitchen with cooker and oven and breakfast area, very nice view of the old city,40sq.m private roof garden area ,covered parking on a small building in the centre of Nicosia near the Museum and the old Hospital. Available middle 15th of SEPTEMBER –Nicosia Centre €1200 (A4NIC0005-R), (photos in the website) 28. 3 bedr new luxury finished PENTHOUSE apartment 150sq.m internal areas+120sq. verandas, solid parquet floor all the flat, big bedrooms, big sitting and dining room, big semi separate kitchen with electrical appliances, home cine ma with big screen, LCD tv, covered parking in a quiet neighborhood near CYTA, Laiki + Hellenik bank headquarters and French school. CAN BE RENTED ALSO expensive furnished for higher rent – Dasoupolis €1200 (A3DAS0019-R), (photos in the website). For many more properties with photos visit our website at which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22422225 / 96-422225 / 96422226 ***************************** 2 BDRM flat in the centre of Nicosia. Rent €450. For information call 99453663, 99663927. *****************************

inated parke floor, and big wardrobes in the 3 bedrooms. Rent €590.00 Tel 99497576 99886775 ***************************** FOR RENT in Apshou village undetached – 2 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, sitting room, parking. satellite, solar water. 10minutes from round about . €400 per month Tel: 25 369219 99 773151 ***************************** FOR RENT one bedroom furnished flat in Katraki building, 100 metres form the sea and Debenhams Olympia. Price € 430 (included common expenses) Tel: 99406415 Andreas, fax: 25582963 ***************************** FOR RENT deluxe 2 bedroom fully furnished 100 sq m brand new 3rd floor, beach front apartment at EDEN BEACH APARTMENTS, 28th October Street, Limassol, near Municipal Garden, with parking, store room, swimming pool, gym and unobstructed sea view. Tel: 99639714 ***************************** 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 *****************************

ment on the 4th floor, f/f, a/c, in the most exlusive area on the sea front of the city centre. A panoramic view of the Marina and the sea. Situated right on the sea. Makes life a holiday all year round. For long term rent only €380. Tel. 99222197, 99541828. ***************************** LARNACA FLATS TO LET Fully furnished, spacious 2 bedrooms in central Larnaca. Near Saint Lazaros Church, 4 minutes walk to Phinicoudes sea front. Small block 2 years old (6 apts) From €400 - to €500. Tel. 99388901 ***************************** 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 ground floor 2 bedroom apartment, overlooking pool. Beautifully furnished throughout. 350 Euros per calendar month. Larnaca District. Quote TLL884. Tel. (00357) 24815104 2. K.S.L LETTINGS – Properties Required for waiting Long Term Tenants. We desperately require 2/3 & 4 bedroom villa’s with private swimming pools for waiting tenants in the Larnaca District. Please call us for a free valuation. Tel.(00357) 24815104 3. K.S.L LETTINGS – largest range of properties. Over 200 rental properties in the Larnaca district at the most competitive rates! Flexible contracts available. Tel. (00357) 24815104 4. – Villa For Rent Fully furnished 3 bedroom Villa with a good-sized rear garden & Communal pool, located in the village of Oroklini. Call for further information quoting Ref. TLL1189. Tel. (00357) 24815104 CALL 24 815 104 TO ENQUIRE OR ARRANGE A VIEWING – NO OBLIGATION OR FEES. View our full range of over 200 properties by visiting www. updated dai-

CORAL BAY THREE BEDROOM HOUSE To let furnished or unfurnished with panoramic view to sea and mountain a st0nes throw from coral beach, rent 600 euros monthly, negotiable tel 99431415 (available first November) Mob: 99604658.

act PANTO AUDITIONS It’s panto time again! Auditions for act’s Christmas pantomime, “Cinderella’’ will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral Hall, Byron Avenue, Nicosia on Saturday afternoon, 15 September at 2pm for children (8-12 years) and 3.30pm for adults (13+ years). Performances at Russian Cultural Centre on 1/2/7/8/9 December. Members and nonmembers welcome both on and off stage. Call 99 457882 or 99 609543 for further details.


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

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

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

Narcotics Helpline ......... 1410 (Outside hours.............. 22-304160) AIDS Advisory Bureau ................................ 22-302826


LIMASSOL ***************************** FOR RENT 3 bedroom ground floor house near Agios Nectarios Church Limassol. 2 w/c, 1 bathroom, a/c in all bedrooms. Big veranda & garden. In good condition. Call George 99187480. ***************************** GROUND FLOOR HOUSE, furnished renovated this year. Lam-

***************************** SPACIOUS two bedroom apartment (one en-suite) on Euro Lodge building Drousia Larnaca. It has a/c and c/h (under floor). Separate kitchen with oven and hob. Covered parking and storage room. Call Despina 99310015 ***************************** FOR RENT PHINIKOUDES PROMENADE, one bdrm apart-

ACT’s summer production of The Rivals will now be performed on 26/28/29 September in the grounds of St Paul’s Cathedral, Byron Avenue, Nicosia. Performances start at 7.30pm prompt. Tickets are €15 - pls book early as seats are limited. Tel: 96 504284 or 99 924363 for ticket reservations. Don’t forget your coolbox for your picnic under the stars Or why not take advantage of the Get Fresh sandwiches and wraps which will be on sale during the interval along with wine, beer, soft drinks and coffee.

TO LET ON THE BEACH STUDIO FLAT WITH SUPERB SEA VIEW Newly renovated, fully air-conditioned one bedroom flat, comprising open-plan living room, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and veranda with direct sea view on the beach next to the Larnaca fishing harbour. Covered parking in gated garage. Long-term rental, furnished €650 or unfurnished €575/month.

Call 99441499, 99431873


Domestic Violence Centre .......................................... 1440 (Emergency Centre for Victims)

Friends for Life Limassol Hospice Care Appeal requires new Friends and Volunteers to help operate their Charity Shops in both Limassol and Larnaca.

Drug Info & Poison Control ............... 1401

This is to help our large volunteer group to expand in the near future.

Cyprus Samaritans ... 77777267

Our aim is to open a Third Shop in the Limassol area due to popular demand.

Police Duty Officer ......... 1499 (Confidential Information)

Please do not forget when clearing your wardrobes and cupboards to remember us.

Airports Larnaca ..........................77778833 Paphos ...........................77778833

Shop hours Mon-Sat. 9.30 -12.30

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.

Contact Anne 25632446 99269016

For more information please call 99218866


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erine: 99862922 ***************************** FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION 1. KATHIKAS AREA €450 a modern 2 bedroom, stone walled villa with sea views, large swimming pool and 650 sq metres garden. On a quiet cul de sac, available unfurnished or furnished. Solar panels and pressurised water system. A great villa in a fabulous village. Will accept pets. 2. TREMITHOUSA €275 situated in a quiet cul de sac, this furnished modern 3 bedroom detached house with small garden is available, a/c throughout and satellite broadband. Offering fantastic views of the sea. 3. TREMITHOUSA €250 luxury 2 bedroom maisonette. Fully furnished with modern furniture and satellite broadband. Modern furniture with new appliances. & A/c throughout. Good sea views. Located in a fabulous village. A must to see! 4. CENTRAL PAPHOS €250 modern 1 bedroom top floor apartment, opposite bowling, master with walk-in wardrobe. Fully furnished with all appliances. Lift to all floors. This complex offers a lovely communal pool area and security barrier entrance. Close to amenities, a great central location. Call Val on 99166563 ****************************** PROPERTY TO RENT Peyia: 2bed F/F town house, A/C, Nilesat, Communal Pool, 375 Euro p/m REF: JAP2T221 Tombs Of The Kings: Ground Floor F/F Apartment 1 Bedroom, A/C, BBQ area, Centrally locat-

ed 300 Euros per month REF: JAP1A220 Peyia: 1 Bed F/F Apartment 1st Floor, Comm Pool, Gym, Underground Parking. 325 Euros per month REF: JAP1A219 Emba: 3 Bedroom U/F House, A/C, White Goods Communal Pool 500 Euros per month REF: JAP3V053 Peyia: 1 Bed Traditional Stonehouse, furnished, Ideal for single person, village location close to shops and amenities 250 Euro p/m Ref:JAP1H214 Kato Paphos: 2 Bedroom F/F 2nd floor apartment, A/C, Large Communal Pool. 360 Euros per month inc water & refuse. REF:JAP2A212 Kissonerga: 2 Bed 1st floor apartment, f/f, A/c, Large Kitchen, Comm Pool, Undercover parking, 375 Euros, Ref: JAP2A217 Peyia: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, ground floor apartment, F/F Com pool, under cover parking, gym, shutters, A/c 375 Euros per month. REF: JAP2A126 We urgently require properties in all areas for waiting clients. Property management only 25 Euros per month. John Alice Properties TEL: 00357 99984681 WEB: ****************************** PAPHOS RENTAL CHLORAKA – 3 bed villa – u/f, a/c, 1 bedroom downstairs, fire, private pool, large balcony with sea views,quiet location – 600 euros EMBA – 3 bed villa – u/f, a/c, 1 bedroom downstairs, 3x en-suite bathrooms, private pool, garden, storage, quiet location and close to all amenities – 650 euros

MESOYI - 3 bed detached house – u/f, spacious family home, garden, storage, quiet location – 450 euros MESOYI – 4 bed detached house – u/f, a/c, new property, very quiet location with views, this property can also be furnished – 600 euros FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL - 9977 4314 OR 9962 1875 ****************************** BRAND NEW APARTMENT block in the centre of Paphos (near Papantoniou supermarket) with fantastic views offers to rent, 2 bedroom apartment spanning the entire 3rd floor, unfurnished with a/con, and office for rent spanning the entire first floor, 130 sqm, both are offered at very reasonable rents, please call: Vasilis 99553624 ***************************** PROPERTY RENTALS From 250 Euros per month. Villas and apartments available. Also wanted for waiting clients. www. 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 Fully Registered Company in Cyprus

***************************** ONE BEDROOM fully furnished apartment for rent in Kissonerga. Near Cynthiana Beach hotel and close proximity to Coral Bay. Overlooking the sea and 100 metres from beach. AC in bedroom. Tel: 99-492521/ 99- 673276 ***************************** PEYIA – 3 bedroom villa with modern quality furniture and finishes. Central heating, sky, alarm, infinity pool and stunnning sea and mountain views €700 per month, call : 99389426 ***************************** BRAND NEW APT, opposite Poseidonio Gym, near Carrefour, F/F, a/c, great quality, 1 bdrm, from €340p.m.Tel 99403261 ****************************** MR RENT PAPHOS, THE LEADING PROPERTY RENTAL AGENCY IN PAPHOS OFFICE: 26271858 (00357) IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY TO RENT WE ARE THE RENTAL AGENCY TO CONTACT OFFERING FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENT COLLECTION SERVICE 1. Geroskipou €350 modern ground floor 2 bedroom apartment. Situated in a quiet complex with lovely communal pool. Enclosed pretty patio area & underground parking. Fully furnished with modern furniture, including leather sofa’s and plasma tv. Would suit mature couple. Pets allowed. 2. Chloraka €425 modern 3 bed-

room townhouse, master with ensuite. Ground floor guest wc. Fully furnished with modern furniture. Enclosed garden with decking offering sea views. Undercover parking. Pets allowed. Complex with large communal pool & playground. 3. Tomb of the kings €450 modern 2 bedroom apartment on first floor with lift. Modern ensuite shower room & family bathroom. Fully furnished with modern furniture. Balcony with sea views. Situated on a good complex with lovely communal pool. Close to bus routes and shops. 4. Tala €650 modern 3 bedroom detached villa with garage. Situated in a small quiet cul de sac. Includes underfloor heating plus real fire. Master with ensuite. Separate utility room. Shutters & flyscreens. Covered veranda, garden with mature plants & private pool offering stunning sea views. Available unfurnished. 5. Peyia €750 price includes pool cleaning. If you are looking for a villa with breathtaking views & privacy than this property is for you. This modern detached 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa is furnished with modern furniture, including satellite tv. One bedroom & bathroom on ground floor. A spacious enclosed garden with private pool offering stunning views. Off street parking. 6. Mesogi €800 fantastic modern 4 bedroom 3 bathroom detached villa. One bedroom &

PAPHOS ***************************** GEROSKIPOU beautiful brand new, unfurnished, 2 bedroom apartment €330p/m. Fully a/c, vertical blinds, cooker oven, fan extractor, situated in quiet area, very modern, near Kato Paphos, near Neapolis University close to supermarkets. Call 99370845 ***************************** SHOP FOR RENT main road Makariou 113 Geroskipou, opposite Cosmo Plast. Near Thrasos Supermarket. Call 99370845 ***************************** TOMB OF THE KINGS - Studio Apt, F/F, A/C, Balcony, Communal pool, Parking, Quiet location, Modern building - 250 Euros TREMITHOUSA - Spacious 2 bed Corner Townhouse + office U/F, large private rear garden with fruit trees, BBQ, Parking 350 Euros TREMITHOUSA - 2 bed Ground Floor Apt, newly decorated, quiet location, patio, garden, parking - 250 Euros TSADA - Secluded large 3 bed Detached House, U/F, A/C, master en-suite, large terrace and mountain views - 550 Euros For more information call Kath-

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bathroom on ground floor. Storage room. Beautifully finished to a high standard. Quality modern kitchen with granite worktops & modern bathrooms. Gas central heating & real fireplace. Beautiful landscaped garden with private pool. Undercover parking on drive. Available unfurnished. Wonderful property. 7. Peyia €850 spacious detached 4 bedroom luxury villa, offering stunning sea views. Private pool, enclosed garden, garage, basement for storage & separate utility room. Modern fitted kitchen with miele kitchen appliances & granite work tops. Private drive. Available unfurnished or part furnished. Fantastic property! 8. Mesogi €1250 stunning detached 4 bedroom 5 bathroom villa. One bedroom & ensuite on ground floor. Spacious kitchen with separate utility room. Available unfurnished though includes gas central heating plus real fireplace in living area. Enclosed

garden & private pool. Gated entrance with undercover parking. Situated on a private road. TEL: 97790883 OFFICE: 26271858 VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MANY MORE PROPERTIES Email: info@mrrent-paphos. net ***************************** RENTAL POINT - PAPHOS **** PROPERTIES AVAILABLE TO RENT IN THE PAPHOS DISTRICT. JUST A SMALL SAMPLE OF AVAILABLE PROPERTIES. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL. CALL 97648440 FOR MORE INFORMATION. LANDLORDS CALL IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT.!!! 1. MESA CHORIO – 2 bed 2 bath fully furnished ground floor apartment set on an elevated position on this prestigious development. Open plan living area.

Good sized kitchen. 2 double bedrooms, master with en-suite shower room. Family bathroom. Large patio areas with enclosed gardens and lovely sea views. Covered parking and security gates. Comm swimming pool, and landscaped gardens. Euros 450.00 a month. 2 bed apartment same complex Euros 425.00 a month. 2. GEROSKIPOU 2 bed 1.5 bath furnished duplex apartment in quiet location with outstanding sea views. Open plan living area and dining area. Fully fitted kitchen with appliances . Guest WC. 2 double bedrooms. Family bathroom. Balcony & covered parking. Comm pool. Rent includes free internet.Euros 430.00 a month. 3. SEA CAVES – 5/6 bed fully furnished luxury villa with no immediate neighbours. Open plan formal living area with dining area for 12. Separate family room. Outstanding fitted kitchen with breakfast area. Separate utility /2nd kitchen. Ground floor office/bedroom 6. Shower-room with sauna. 4 double bedrooms, master with en-suite and large dressing room with safes. Family bathroom. Garage, parking &

gardens. Separate 1 bed suite plus maids quarters. Swimming pool with massive outside BBQ/ kitchen. A/C, C/H and fireplace in family room. An outstanding luxury home with many internal features. Very quiet area. Euros 4000.00 a month 4. LOWER PEYIA – 3 bed 3bath unfurnished villa. Quiet location. Open plan living area,dining space. Fully fitted kitchen inc D/W. Utility room. Ground floor bedroom with en-suite shower. Stairs to 2 double bedrooms both with en-suite. Balconies and roof garden. Private pool and gardens. Off street parking. Euros 650.00 a month OVNO 5. LOWER PEYIA – Spacious 2 bed 1.5 bath furnished townhouse. Open plan living area. Fitted kitchen. Guest WC. Stairs to 2 double bedrooms with family bathroom. Communal pool and parking. Pretty complex and sensibly priced. Euros 400.00 per month. 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.






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


Camilla Strømstad Liquidation board.

TO LET PAPHOS 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 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 verandas. Central location.Euros 750.00 per month or close offers. 8. POLEMI – 4 bed 2.5 bath massive unfurnished apartment with own entrance in large landscaped gardens. Spacious open plan living area with feature fireplace and dining space. Huge fitted kitchen and breakfast area. Guest WC with storage area.4 double bedrooms. Master with en-suite bathroom. Family bathroom. Pretty landscaped gardens, shared pool and off street parking. Quiet rural property.. Euros 550.00 per month. OVNO FOR FULL LISTINGS OF APARTMENTS/TOWNHOUSES AND VILLAS PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL LANDLORDS/OWNERS PLEASE CALL 97648440 or email:inforentals@aol. com ***************************** REFURBISHED stone-built village house located in Kili Paphos. Consists of 3 large rooms 1 small. Traditional wood burnt fireplace, fully tiled secluded yard and garage. Tel: 99210610. *****************************



***************************** FOR SALE PENTHOUSE between Armenias Str and Hilton Hotel. 3 bedroom, main bedroom with shower, c/h, fireplace, large verandas. For more information please call: 99467596.


FOR SALE LIMASSOL *****************************

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

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: cy or phone 97851329 ***************************** PERVOLIA 4 Bed house for sale with Full Title Deeds. 160m covered on a 285m plot. Private swimming pool, aircon, flyscreens, carport. Built 2007, 5 min walk to Pervolia square, 3 min drive to Faros beach. €220,000, 99051706 *****************************

PROTARAS ***************************** 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 *****************************

WIN A TRIP FOR 2 TO SOUTH AFRICA IN AID OF PAPHOS HOSPICE Organised by SACY NEWS The SACY NEWS was launched early 2012, and has within a short period, become a popular and well-liked publication among the South African community, and other expatriates living on the island of Cyprus. With the support of the South African Consulate, the SACY NEWS has become a prime media source for all South African Cypriots living in Cyprus. “We wanted to create a ‘voice’ for all South Africans in Cyprus. The South African community has increased in number, and it was only a matter of time before we had our own community paper,” says Paul Charalambous, editor of the SACY NEWS. The high-quality publication is produced on a bi-monthly basis and is distributed all over the island, free of charge. The SACY NEWS’ presence as a media sponsor for almost all South African events has spread extensively throughout the island. In recognition of the strong and supportive South African community, the SACY NEWS will be organising the South African New Year’s Eve Ball at the ‘Fifth Floor Restaurant’ in Paphos. This event will become an annual affair on the SACY NEWS calendar. “Everyone is welcome,” says Paul. “We want to revive the traditional South African Greek events we were accustomed to in South Africa.” The SACY NEWS will be organising competitions on a regular basis to support the many charities on the island. After months of planning, and the support from many sponsors in Cyprus and South Africa, the SACY NEWS recently launched the ‘Win a trip for 2 to South Africa Competition’ in aid of the Paphos Hospice. This unique prize package, which includes two return tickets to Johannesburg with Etihad Airways and Century Travel, will be complimented by seven nights at the 5-Star Peermont D’oreale Grande at Emperors Palace Hotel, Casino and Convention Resort. The prize includes an additional two nights at Sandton’s premier Michelangelo Hotel, and a further two nights at the Thabana Safari Lodge for an exceptional full board safari experience. SAFARIS 4 U – A leading group tour operator based in Johannesburg, will provide unique tours to top attractions in Johannesburg, during the course of your stay. Tickets are on sale from all Paphos Hospice Charity Shops, participating outlets (island wide) and private individuals for the price of € 3 per ticket. The winner will be announced at the South African New Year’s Eve Ball on the 31st December 2012. For more information on this unique eleven nights prize package to South Africa, contact the SACY NEWS on 96 343 687. You can also visit their page on Facebook.

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


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FOR PAPHIAKOS ANIMAL WELFARE SOS HELPLINE, 24 HOUR MEDICAL EMERGENCY SERVICE - CALL 99655581 CONTACT DETAILS FOR PAPHIAKOS. Paphiakos & C.C.P. Animal Welfare Education/Information Centre, No. 12 Dedalos Building, 8049 Kato Paphos PO Box 61272 8132 Kato Paphos Web. www.facebook/paphiakos Email Larnaca Emergency Service - The contact point for animal emergencies in Larnaca is Maria at the Paphiakos Animal Welfare Charity Shop, telephone 24623494 or 99325897 STOP, SHOP AND GIVE TO THE ANIMALS! ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME AT OUR CHARITY SHOPS! PAPHIAKOS & C.C.P. ANIMAL WELFARE Registered Charity No 1529 Contact our shops and we can take your clutter The Charity Shops are located at: Shop No.1 Agapinoros Street, Kato Paphos Tel 26910325 Shop No.2 Ap Pavlou Avenue, Kato Paphos Tel 26942894 Shop No.3 Gr. Afxentiou Avensia Court 3 Larnaca 24623494 Shop No.4 9 Ayiou Ioanni Street 3061 Limassol 25561695 Peyia Information Centre & Shop & T Rooms 26622828 Polis Information Centre & Shop & T Rooms 99223572 Book Exchange Shop Trimithousa 99771763 Our shops are always happy to receive your unwanted goods! NOW YOU CAN HELP BY COLLECTING YOUR ALUMINIUM CANS AND HANDING THEM IN AT ANY PAPHIAKOS CHARITY SHOP OR THE CLINIC. SAVE AN ANIMAL AND SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT!! PAPHIAKOS CAR BOOT SALE EVERY SATURDAY at the Ambassador Restaurant and outside in the grounds at Paphiakos. Free parking. Sellers from 7am, buyers from 8am. For information & bookings please call MIKE on 96702600. PAPHIAKOS & C.C.P. ANIMAL WELFARE URGENTLY NEEDS PASTA TO HELP FEED THE DOGS AND SOFT FOOD FOR ALL THE CATS. DONATIONS CAN BE MADE AT THE CLINIC. PLEASE SPONSOR AN ANIMAL OR BECOME A MEMBER TO ENSURE PAPHIAKOS CAN CONTINUE WITH THEIR NECESSARY WORK. Telephone Jan 26946461 ex 114 or 97614008 THE DONKEYS AT PAPHIAKOS WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO HELP YOU GET RID OF YOUR UNWANTED CAROBS. PLEASE DELIVER TO THE CLINIC AND GIVE THE DONKEYS A SPECIAL TREAT! FORTHCOMING EVENTS FOR PAPHIAKOS CHARITY NO. 1529 September 15th Paphiakos Stall at Episkopi Fete. September 15th Sights & Sounds of the 60s & 70s Live Music & Dancing Trimithousa Community Hall at 8pm €5 tickets from Ollies Bar Trimithousa Pre Show Suppers at Ollies ring 96354182 September 27th Legends of Rock Pissouri Ampitheatre €10 tickets from Pissouri Pools, Markos Internet Café & all Paphiakos Charity Shops Tel 99905624/99955431 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

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08.00 Concert 10.00 Kypros Ena Taxidi (rpt) 11.00 The Quest For Knowledge (rpt) 11.30 Chef Ston Aera (rpt) Cooking show offering viewers quick, simple and economical recipes. 12.00 Apo Mera Se Mera 15.30 FILM: The Odd Couple Classic comedy, starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. 1968. See Pick Of The Day. 17.15 Peri Kyprou 17.30 Istories Tou Horkou (rpt) Long-running comedy series. 18.00 News 18.15 Candid Camera Unsuspecting people react to bizarre events. 18.30 Kati Psinetai (rpt) Amateur chefs each stage a dinner party to find who will be crowned the winning host. 19.20 Paizoume Kypriaka (rpt) Local game show about the Cypriot dialect. 20.00 News / Weather / Financial Report 21.15 Patates 8 Local comedy series. 22.00 Ego Ki Esi (rpt) Local comedy series. 22.30 Proektaseis 23.30 News 23.45 Oi Erastes Ton Kimaton (rpt) Local period drama. 00.15 Repeats

07.00 NRG Music Channel 08.00 Kids’ TV Shown till 12.30, then repeated till mid-afternoon. 16.30 Euromaxx Magazine show, presenting cultural news and more. 17.00 60 Minute Makeover 18.00 Biz/Emeis (rpt) 18.50 News In English 19.00 News In Turkish 19.10 Passage To Malaysia 20.00 NRG Music Channel 21.00 The Lady Of The Camellias A courtesan suffering from TB falls in love with a rich young man but his father objects, based on the novel by Alexander Dumas. Mini-series, starring Francesca Neri. In Italian. 2005. Part 1 of 2. 22.30 The Good Wife (rpt) Two episodes from first season. ‘Mock’. Alicia devises a plan to assist her building manager Simran to stay in the country after she gets into trouble with the immigration authorities and is threatened with deportation. Followed by ‘Unplugged’. Alicia and David represent a woman who wants to divorce her famous husband, but events take a dramatic turn when the rock star has a motorbike accident that puts him in a coma. 00.00 Repeats

07.30 Soy Tu Duena (rpt) Latin American telenovela. 08.20 Lyke, Lyke Eisai Edo (rpt) 09.10 To Kafe Tis Haras (rpt) 10.00 Eleftheros ki Oraios (rpt) 10.50 Ellas To Megaleio Sou (rpt) 11.30 Tin Patisa (rpt) 12.10 FTHIS 13.00 News 13.15 Galileo (rpt) Greek show that investigates rumours, urban legends and popular myths. 14.00 Konstantinou Kai Elenis (rpt) 14.40 Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) 16.20 To Kafe Tis Haras (rpt) 17.10 Eva Luna Latin American telenovela. 18.00 News 18.10 Santa Yiolanta (rpt) 18.50 Lyke, Lyke Eisai Edo (rpt) 19.30 Tin Patisa (rpt)

06.10 Paralliloi Dromoi (rpt) 06.50 Batso Agapi Mou (rpt) 07.30 Inspector Gadget 08.00 Nea Mera 10.00 Proino Mou (rpt) 12.00 Enimerosi Tora 14.00 Greek Series TBA (rpt) 15.00 Eheis Meson Local investigative show looking at alleged abuses of power, often reported by viewers.

05.40 The Del Monte Heirs (rpt) 06.20 Erotas Me Epidotisi 07.00 Protoselido 08.20 Efialtis Stin Kouzina (rpt) 09.00 Se Fonto Kokkino (rpt) 09.50 Vasiliki (rpt) 10.20 Oi Takkoi (rpt) 11.10 Vourate Geitonoi (rpt) 12.00 Mesimeri Kai Kati 14.20 Baywatch (rpt) 15.10 Pame Paketo (rpt) 16.00 Magazino With News at 18.00. 18.30 Tropico 19.20 The Del Monte Heirs (rpt) 20.10 News 21.20 The Del Monte Heirs (rpt) 22.10 To Kokkino Domatio 23.10 The 4400 Third season of sci-fi drama series. ‘Terrible Swift Sword’. Tom and Diana suspect Jordan Collier is involved in the escape of a number of Nova group prisoners, Shawn is keen to thwart Collier’s plans, until an alarming revelation convinces him to help the mysterious tycoon. 00.00 News 00.05 Sex and the City Repeat of the second season. 00.30 G4 (rpt)

07.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of 09.15 Fotos - Maria Live Best Of 10.30 Axizei Na To Zeis 11.50 Kostakis Ki Yioi (rpt) 12.30 I Kouzina Me Tin Dina (rpt) 13.30 Star News 14.00 Kids’ TV 16.15 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 16.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of (rpt) Showbiz news and gossip show hosted by Eleonora Meleti. 17.50 Mila - Best Of (rpt) Discussions about various issues based on a woman’s life (men, relationships, sex, kids etc.) with showbiz guests. 18.50 Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) Cooking show, with helpful tips on eating well and nutrition. 19.40 Fotis Maria Live Best Of (rpt) Entertainment magazine featuring segments on cooking, health, fashion, lifestyle issues and more. 20.45 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 21.20 FILM: Keeping The Faith A story about two friends, a priest and a rabbi, who fall in love with the same beauty. Romantic comedy, starring Edward Norton and Ben Stiller. 2000. 23.30 LTV Sports News 00.05 Diet Please 01.15 Star News 02.00 Repeats

20.20 News 21.20 Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) 22.50 House (rpt) Second season. ‘Failure to Communicate’. Foreman and the team struggle to diagnose what is wrong with a writer. 23.30 News 23.50 Ekeines Ki Ego (rpt) 00.40 Kai Oi Pantremenoi Ehoun Psihi (rpt) 01.30 Ellas To Megaleio Sou (rpt) 02.20 Repeats

16.00 Yia Sena 17.40 Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes 18.20 News 18.30 Mousiko Kouti Greek game show. 19.20 Sto Para Pente (rpt) 20.10 News 21.20 Eftyhismenoi Mazi (rpt) 22.20 Piso Sto Spiti (rpt) Greek series about a recession-hit family desperately trying not to lose their house. 23.20 Daddy Cool (rpt) Greek comedy series. 00.00 News 00.10 Community series follows a group of students at a community college. The series heavily uses metahumor and pop culture references, often parodying film and television clichés and tropes. 00.30 The Big C 01.00 Yia Sena (rpt) 02.15 Enimerosi Tora (rpt) 04.15 Proino Mou (rpt)

01.30 Se Eida (rpt) 02.30 Tiflomiga (rpt) 03.30 Magazino (rpt) 04.30 Tropico (rpt)

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Kids’ TV Magikos Kosmos Pit Pony Hill Side Radio Active I’ll Take Manhattan Tropical Heat Milagros Kids’ TV FILM: Stealing Harvard A man turns to crime to raise the money he needs to buy a house to keep his fiancee happy, while also trying to fund his niece’s education. Comedy, starring Jason Lee. 2002. Sabrina, To Koritsi tis Agapis O Anthropos Tis Thalassas Melrose Place Glossy drama. With News at 18.30. News Sports Time Rubi FILM: Once Upon A Wedding The engaged daughter of a dictator falls for a poor fisherman she struck with her car. Romantic comedy, starring Esai Morales. 2005. FILM: Someone To Watch Over Me A married New York detective falls for the glamorous socialite he has been assigned to protect from a murderer. Romantic thriller, with Tom Berenger. 1987. FILM: The Prince Of Tides Drama, directed by and starring Barbra Streisand. 1991.

Radio BBC World Service (1323 MW) 00:01 BBC News 00:06 HARDtalk 00:30 BBC News Summary 00:32 Healthcheck 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 Sports News 03:01 BBC News 03:06 World Briefing 03:30 BBC News Summary 03:32 World Business Report 03:50 Witness 04:01 BBC News 04:06 Assignment 04:30 BBC News Summary 04:32 Outlook 05:01 BBC News 05:06 Newsday 05:30 BBC News Summary 05:32 Newsday 06:01 BBC News 06:06 Newsday 06:30 BBC News Summary 06:32 Healthcheck 06:50 From Our Own Correspondent 07:01 BBC News 07:06 Newsday 07:30 BBC News Summary 07:32 The Strand 07:50 Witness 08:01 BBC News 08:06 Newsday 08:30 BBC News Summary 08:32 Newsday 09:01 BBC News 09:06 Newsday 09:30 BBC News Summary 09:32 Newsday 10:01 BBC News 10:06 Outlook 10:30 BBC News Summary 10:32 Business Daily 10:50 From Our Own Correspondent 11:01 BBC News 11:06 Assignment 11:30 BBC News Summary 11:32 Healthcheck 11:50 Sports News 12:01 BBC News 12:06 World Update 12:30 BBC News Summary 12:32 World Update 13:01 BBC News 13:06 World Briefing 13:30 BBC News Sum-

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Television PICK OF THE DAY


Take Shelter (Novacinema1, 22.00) Every actor has his moment, and Michael Shannon’s is now. That’s especially true for a certain kind of actor, the kind who’s a bit too wild - a bit too weird - for leading-man roles and specialises in psychos, losers or marginal characters. Steve Buscemi is one such actor, Christopher Walken is another; no-one was cooler (or more ubiquitous) than Walken in the 90s - and Shannon is the cool cult figure of today, except he’s also more than that. A veteran stage actor with years of experience, he’s managed to graduate from supporting weirdos (like the disturbed young neighbour he played in Revolutionary Road, his only Oscar nomination to date) to sympathetic protagonists - above all in Take Shelter, his second of three collaborations with director Jeff Nichols (the others are Shotgun Stories and this year’s Mud). “I wish everyone could see what Mike can do,” raved Nichols in an interview with Cinema Scope magazine. “So far, filmmakers have only scratched the surface with him. He can do whatever he wants. Directing him is like having the keys to a great race car.” Certainly, Shannon is crucial to the success of Take Shelter, if only because the film burrows so deep into the psyche of its troubled protagonist. He’s a loving, devoted husband and father

in a small town who suddenly starts having vivid apocalyptic visions. The visions make him paranoid, unable to trust those close to him - and they also convince him that the End of the World is nigh, prompting him to start building an expensive storm shelter in his backyard, much to the dismay of his loyal wife (Jessica Chastain, doing wonders with a stock role). Many lesser actors could do the craziness - but Shannon never loses sight of the man’s basic decency, making it hard not to sympathise with him. The film’s genius lies in being a disease-of-theweek movie - doctors claim our hero’s suffering from a chemical imbalance - that’s played as psychological horror, Shannon bringing out the man’s disintegrating psyche with utter conviction; when he finally explodes at a barbecue, telling everyone there’s a storm coming “and there’s not a one of you is prepared for it”, you genuinely don’t know (for all his obvious madness) if he’s going to be proved right. Shannon’s always going to play dangerous men, his latest role being as a contract killer in The Iceman; he’s never going to become a teen idol (though his haunted look isn’t a million miles from Robert Pattinson). Then again, why would he want to? Made in 2011.

Preston Wilder


SATELLITE ate Man 22:00 Take Shelter 02:10 Cine News 02:40 Daredevil 04:25 Death Race 2

The Odd Couple (CyBC1, 15.30) Jack Lemmon is Felix (Felix Ungar, to be precise), neat, neurotic and meticulous. Walter Matthau is Oscar, a total slob (his fridge has “brown sandwiches and green sandwiches”, the latter being “either very new cheese or very old meat”). They’re clearly an Odd Couple - but Oscar agrees to take Felix in when Felix breaks up with his wife, only to be driven nuts (and vice versa) by his new fl atmate’s habits. A familiar premise - later turned into a sitcom - but superbly written by Neil Simon, who mostly avoids banalities like both men becoming Better People at the end, and magnificently played by Lemmon and Matthau who hit hilarious heights of theatrical hysteria, faces distorted in hatred as they rant at each other. “You leave me little notes on my pillow!!! ‘We’re all out of cornfl akes. F.U.’. Took me three hours to figure out ‘F.U.’ was ‘Felix Ungar’!” Made in 1968.

Unknown (LTV3, 20.00) Liam Neeson is Dr. Martin Harris, a scientist who comes to Berlin with his wife (January Jones, from Mad Men). When they arrive at the hotel, he realises he’s forgotten his briefcase at the airport so he takes a taxi back, leaving the wife at the hotel - but the taxi has an accident, and Liam almost dies. He’s in a coma for days, emerging with fractured memories and partial amnesia; his poor wife must be frantic with worry - but a further shock awaits our hero because, when he fi nally fi nds her, she insists she doesn’t know him and has never seen him before. Worst of all, there’s another man beside her and he also claims to be Dr. Martin Harris! This irresistible plot, the kind of plot Hitchcock might’ve used, is treated with care and respect for plausibility in this fi rst-rate mystery thriller, helped by a smart Big Twist and Neeson doing the steely-eyed action man routine he patented in Taken. Good stuff. Made in 2011.

The Age of Innocence (Novacinema4, 21.00) What a night for movies! Everything in Film Picks and Pick of the Day is terrific - and both the director (Martin Scorsese) and star (Daniel Day Lewis) have done flashier work than this Edith Wharton adaptation, but seldom with such control and intelligence. DDL is Newland Archer, a very respectable young lawyer in late-19thcentury New York who’s engaged to equally respectable Winona Ryder - but falls in love with her cousin Michelle Pfeiffer, a mysterious Countess who’s also (horrors!) separated from her husband. Very little innocence here, despite the title - just oppression, hypocrisy and a closed society to rival Scorsese’s Mafi a movies. Made in 1993.

Unknown (LTV3, 20.00)

01:10 The Weakest Link 01:55 Casualty 02:45 Eastenders 61 03:15 Doctors 03:45 My Fily 04:15 One Foot In The Grave 04:45 Ideal 05:15 The Impressions Show With Culshaw & Stephenson 05:45 Last Of The Summer Wine 06:15 The Weakest Link 07:00 Teletubbies 07:25 Garth & Bev 07:35 Boogie Beebies 07:50 Balory 08:10 Teletubbies 08:35 Garth & Bev 08:45 Buzz & Tell 08:50 Boogie Beebies 09:05 Balory 09:25 Buzz & Tell 09:30 Little Human Planet 09:35 My Fily 10:05 One Foot In The Grave 10:35 The Weakest Link 11:20 Eastenders 61 11:50 Doctors 12:20 Casualty 13:10 North & South (2004) 14:00 Last Of The Summer Wine 14:30 My Fily 15:00 The Weakest Link 15:45 Eastenders 61 16:15 Doctors 16:45 Casualty 17:35 North & South (2004) 18:25 The Weakest Link 19:10 Eastenders 61 19:40 Doctors 20:10 Heart & Soul 21:00 Keeping Up Appearances 21:30 Ideal 22:00 Moses Jones 22:50 Blackadder 23:25 Fawlty Towers 23:55 Sport Relief 2012 - Little Britain’s Big Swim 00:55 Twenty Twelve

07:00 How It’s Made 07:25 Wheeler Dealers 08:15 American Chopper 09:10 Dirty Jobs 10:05 Deadliest Catch 10:55 Ultimate Survival 11:50 How Do They Do It? 12:15 How It’s Made 12:40 Extreme Engineering 13:35 Rides 14:30 Wheeler Dealers 15:25 American Chopper 16:20 Mythbusters 17:15 Dirty Jobs 18:10 Deadliest Catch 19:05 Ultimate Survival 20:00 How It’s Made 21:00 Dirty Jobs 22:00 Sons Of Guns 23:00 Hellriders 00:00 Get Out Alive 01:00 American Guns 01:55 Dirty Jobs 02:50 Sons Of Guns 03:50 Hellriders 04:50 Get Out Alive 05:45 How Do They Do It? 06:10 Overhaulin’

09:30 Motorsports: Gta Road To Dubai 09:45 All Sports: Watts 10:00 Cycling: Grand Prix Belgium 11:00 All Sports: Watts 12:00 Football: 2014 World Cup Qualifiers Brazil 15:30 Football 16:30 All Sports: Watts 17:30 Football: 2014 World Cup Qualifiers Brazil 21:00 Fight Sport: Total Ko 22:00 Fight Sport: Fight Club 00:00 Poker: European Poker Tour 01:00 All Sports: Watts 01:30 Football

05:30 The Amazing Race 06:15 Family Guy 07:05 Lost 07:50 How I Met Your Mother 08:40 White Collar 09:25 Criminal Minds 10:10 The Amazing Race 10:55 Family Guy 11:45 Lost 12:30 How I Met Your Mother 13:20 White Collar 14:05 Lost 14:50 Falling Skies 15:35 The Chicago Code 16:20 Dinner Impossible 17:05 Family Guy 17:55 Lost 18:40 How I Met Your Mother 19:30 White Collar 20:15 Criminal Minds 21:00 Falling Skies 21:45 Camelot 22:40 White Collar 23:25 Falling Skies 00:10 Camelot 01:05 Dinner Impossible 01:50 Family Guy 02:40 Lost 03:25 The Life & Times Of Tim 03:55 How I Met Your Mother 04:45 White Collar

08:10 Kourastika Na Skotono Tous Agapitikous Sou 10:05 Rio 11:40 The King’s Speech 13:40 The Next Three Days 15:55 Hollywood 1on1 16:35 Jfk 19:45 Fast Five 22:00 Women In Action Kill Bill: Vol.1 00:00 30 Minutes Or Less 01:30 The Kids Are All Right 03:20 Cine News 04:10 The Fighter

19:15 Unstoppable 23:10 L.A. Confidential 01:30 L’avocate

18:55 The Birdcage 21:00 The Age Of Innocence 23:20 Miral 01:20 Love And Other Drugs

Unstoppable (Novacinema3, 19.15)

07:00 Pawn Stars 07:30 Storage Wars 09:00 Lock N’ Load 10:00 Pawn Stars 10:30 Storage Wars 11:00 Ancient Aliens 12:00 Swamp People 13:00 Top Shot 14:00 Lock N’ Load 15:00 UFO Hunters 16:00 Swamp People 17:00 Top Shot 18:00 Lock N’ Load 19:00 UFO Hunters 20:00 Pawn Stars 20:30 Storage Wars 21:00 Ancient Aliens 22:00 Ice Road Truckers 23:00 Ax Men 00:00 Pawn Stars 00:30 Storage Wars 01:00 Ancient Aliens 02:00 Ice Road Truckers 03:00 Ax Men 04:00 UFO Hunters 05:00 Lock N’ Load 06:00 Ancient Aliens

07:30 The Nanny Diaries 09:30 Piranha 11:15 Demolition Man 13:15 Volver 15:30 Norma Jean & Marilyn 18:00 The Hangover Part 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Deception (2008) 23:00 Jackie Chan’s First Strike 00:30 Hustler TV 02:15 Funny Bones 04:30 Shelter 06:30 LTV Sports News

07:00 Baby Looney Tunes 07:25 Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs 07:50 Tom & Jerry Show 08:15 Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures 08:40 Loonatics Unleashed 09:05 Scooby-Doo Where Are You! 09:30 Superman: The Animated Series 09:55 Looney Tunes Show 10:20 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:45 Fanboy & Chum Chum 11:10 X’s 11:35 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 12:00 Dora The Explorer 12:25 Spongebob Squarepants 12:50 Spongebob Squarepants 13:15 Mighty B! 13:40 My Life As A Teenage Robot 14:05 Hey Arnold! 14:30 Icarly 15:20 Shaggy & ScoobyDoo Get A Clue! I 15:45 Histeria! 16:10 Legion Of Super Heroes 16:35 Young Justice 17:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 19:00 Irc 2012: Barum 20:00 2010 Women’s Tournament Of Champions 21:00 Barclays Premier League World 21:30 La LIGA Show 2012-13 22:00 Irc 2012: Barum 22:30 Planet Speed 23:00 Boxing Series 00:30 Auto Auction Shows 01:00 Incredible Dog Challenge 02:00 2010 World’s Strongest Man 02:30 Strike Force - Mixed Martial Arts 03:00 Nascar Sprint Cup Series 06:00 X-Games Los Angeles

07:15 According To Jim 08:00 United States Of Tara 08:30 Shameless 10:30 Trust Me 11:15 Alcatraz 12:45 Side Order Of Life 13:30 According To Jim 14:15 Shameless 16:05 Friends 16:30 V I 17:15 Mentalist 19:00 Side Order Of Life 19:45 It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia 20:30 Two And A Half Men 21:00 Harry’s Law 22:30 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 23:20 House Md 00:10 It Runs In The Family 02:00 Eye For An Eye 03:50 Friends 04:15 V I 05:00 Mentalist 05:45 Mentalist 06:30 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

08:45 Special 10:15 Un Prophete 13:00 Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride 14:20 Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams 16:20 Strength And Honor 18:00 Aspen Extreme 20:00 Unknown (2011) 22:00 Paranormal Activity 00:05 Daring! TV 03:25 The Peacemaker 05:30 Bloodlines

07:00 Islands 08:00 Untamed Americas 09:00 A Traveller’s Guide To The Planets 10:00 Inside 9/11 11:00 Man Hunt 12:00 Air Crash Investigation 13:00 Africa’s Lost Eden 14:00 Bible’s Buried Secrets 15:00 Breakout 16:00 Megafactories 17:00 Air Crash Investigation 18:00 Classified 19:00 9/11 And The American Dream 21:00 The Witch Doctor Will See You Now 22:00 Crimes Against Nature 23:00 9/11 - The Fireman’s Story 00:00 The Witch Doctor Will See You Now 01:00 Crimes Against Nature 02:00 9/11 And The American Dream 04:00 The Witch Doctor Will See You Now 05:00 Crimes Against Nature 06:00 9/11 - The Fireman’s Story

05:30 Mad Dog And Glory 07:10 Analyze That 08:45 Largo Winch 2: The Burma Conspiracy 10:45 Cine News 11:00 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 12:50 Who Is Clark Rockfeller? 14:20 Mad On Novacinema 15:00 Love Stories A Little Bit Of Heaven 16:50 War Of The Buttons 18:40 Cine News 19:05 Loufa Kai Parallagi: Seirines Sti Steria 21:00 N.C.I.S A Desper-

01:30 Mobil 1 02:00 Speedway Grand Prix Cardiff, Britain 03:00 MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox LIVE 06:00 MLB Player Poll 06:30 Mobil 1 07:00 Golf Fitness - Laura Diaz 07:30 Morning Drive 08:30 Academy 09:00 Golf Central International LIVE 09:30 Top 10 - Byron Nelson 10:00 MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox 13:00 The Moto: Inside the Outdoors Unadilla National 13:30 The Moto: Inside the Outdoors Southwick National 14:00 Sports Unlimited 15:00 Mobil 1 15:30 European Tour: BMW Italian Open Presented by CartaSi d. 1 LIVE 19:30 PRE GAME(E) 20:15 CHAMPIONSHIP 2012-13: APOLLON VS ETHNIKOS AXNAS (E) 22:15 POST GAME (E) 23:00 The Moto: Inside the Outdoors Unadilla National 23:30 The Moto: Inside the Outdoors Southwick National 24:00 Sports Unlimited 25:00 European Tour: BMW Italian Open Presented by CartaSi d. 1

07:00 Globe Trekker 08:00 The Ethical Hedonist 09:00 Flavours Of Colombia 09:30 Flavours Of Mexico 10:00 Travel Oz 10:30 Angry Planet 11:00 Sophie Grigson In The Home Counties 12:00 Globe Trekker 13:00 Nomad’s Land 14:00 4real 14:30 Travel Today 15:00 Culinary Asia 16:00 Globe Trekker 17:00 Sophie Grigson In The Home Counties 18:00 Travel Oz 18:30 Angry Planet 19:00 Globe Trekker 20:00 Departures 21:00 Planet Sports 22:00 Nomad’s Land 00:00 The World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides 01:00 Departures 02:00 Planet Sports 03:00 Nomad’s Land 04:00 Globe Trekker 05:00 Travel Oz 05:30 Angry Planet 06:00 Sophie Grigson In The Home Counties

06:00 Bonnie Scotland 07:20 Les Girls 09:10 Catlow 10:50 Action In The North Atlantic 12:55 Kiss Me Kate 14:45 Grand Prix 17:30 Light In The Piazza 19:10 Boys’ Night Out 21:00 Ryan’s Daughter 00:10 Manhattan Melodrama 01:45 Never So Few 03:45 They Were Expendable

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l 14 Left one’sl part, being agile (7) 16 Flighty creature wandering to cave (6) 19 But it could be a straight line

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.





in an equation (5) 20 Passage taken out (4)

Answers to crossword 2182 CRYPTIC: Across – 5 Itch; 7 Everything; 8 Feldspar; 10 Ouch; 11 Aver; 13 Valuable; 15 Claptrap; 16 Tate; 17 Epic; 18 Latitude; 21 Telecaster; 22 Ugly. Down – 1 Beef; 2 Fred; 3 Stop over; 4 Pier; 5 Ignorant; 6 Calculated; 9 Enveloping; 12 Rapacity; 14 Lipstick; 18 Lily; 19 Test; 20 Earl. QUICK: Across – 5 Duty; 7 Insistence; 8 Chamonix; 10 Ramp; 11 Argo; 13 Occupant; 15 Forester; 16 Tool; 17 Wise; 18 Trespass; 21 Tightening; 22 Edda. Down – 1 Zinc; 2 Siam; 3 Stand out; 4 Onyx; 5 Decrepit; 6 Tremendous; 9 Harmonised; 12 Operetta; 14 Corvette; 18 Togo; 19 Pint; 20 Sago.

Rating EASY

1 There can be no denying this piece of information (4) 2 Politely hold in high regard completely (12) 3 Look into brown claw (5) 4 Apply warm lotion, it will stir up trouble (6) 5 Word for word from a tiller (7) 6 Least expensive music-maker? (5-7) 7 They have a stable job (7) 12 Edward, outwardly f a s h i o n a b l e Scandinavian (7)


Rating HARD



Rating HARD

1 Initially trees to be chopped down (5,2,3) 8 Reduced price of a lettuce (3) 9 Fewer behind the boundary are unrestricted (9) 10 Man found in Denver nonplussed (6) 11 Learn anew about the kidneys (5) 13 What’ll sound like a tree? (6) 15 River rose perhaps (6) 17 Poisonous substances designed to cure (5) 18 Dope Victor and Timothy (6) 21 Barman’s transport? (6-3) 22 Statesman coming in most excited (3) 23 Payment into sinking fund? (10)

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1 A decline (7,3) 8 Clergy title (3) 9 Overpraised (9) 10 Enacts (anag.) (6) 11 Glimmer (5) 13 Inheritance (6) 15 Answer back (6) 17 Performed on stage (5) 18 Full of vapour (6) 21 Purifying (9) 22 King’s title (3) 23 NW US state (10)

1 Rage (4) 2 Cohabit (4,8) 3 As a joke (2,3) 4 Fitted with glass (6) 5 Weariness (7) 6 Honour (5,2,5) 7 Unyielding (7) 12 Flexibility (7) 14 Virtuoso passage (7) 16 OT prophet (6) 19 ----- Marbles (5) 20 Oxfordshire (4)



ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

There is an excellent chance for you to really focus on the details of something today. Yes, you can be a go getter, but when you really want to soak up information and concentrate, you can achieve wonders. The only downside is, this could make you a little brittle or critical. Fortunately, someone can tell a joke and this can ease the atmosphere.

You can find yourself today grappling with financial issues. And if you are someone who wants to make more money, tune into your creative juices and see what you can stir within yourself. You could just come up with a fab idea. With Venus still engaged in a great link with Uranus, love can be flirty and fast moving. Try not to be kidded by appearances.

You can find yourself in contact with an official type of person today, or a big public department. Although you may encounter the usual bureaucracy of these situations, you’ll probably get the best results if you play their game. Too many questions or smart comments may not be appreciated. For once, chug along with the social norms Sagittarius.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

If you love cracking jokes, you might find yourself regaling someone with all your latest gags today. Then again, you may want to use the Sun’s alliance with Mercury creatively, and good things can come from this. There can also be a surprise linked to the family or a person who lives close by that you are fond of. Their news can be romantic.

Virgo people often help others. It doesn’t really matter whether this is in the voluntary sector, or in jobs which provide a service. In no mean way, it might not be a bad idea to park this part of you today, and think about how you can extract more of your own talents and flair, and where you might apply them. If you do, the rewards can be satisfying.

If you had a fab holiday, you might find your mind spinning back to your personal bit of paradise. If you are lucky enough to be contemplating a trip, or are about to set off, the astral vibes are supportive. Just double check you have got all the serious document stuff in your pocket, before you leave home. The last thing you want is a hiccup.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

It’s important that you don’t make up your mind on any deeply personal issue, without first giving it a great deal of thought and even reflection. There could be a tendency for you to react, but this could see you blurt something out that once said, may prove hard to retract. Having said this, don’t bottle up your feelings either. A zany friend can help to cheer you.

Venus and Uranus remain in a very gregarious link with one another, and yet you might not be quite buying into this today. Why? Well, because you can find yourself more unusually sensitive. This could eat into your confidence socially too. It won’t be lasting, but if there are any people around you that you are unsure of, it can affect your peace of mind.

Your talent for analysis can see you often see beneath the surface of situations. As much as others may be swayed by trends or popular appeal, your nose for what’s real, is commendable. Today, a situation comes up just like this. While others gush, or miss something completely, chances are you’ll spot something that’s linked to business or finance.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

Crosswords, puzzles, quizzes and free prize draw competitions, can all attract you just now. But anyone who is so laid back that they are virtually horizontal, could frustrate you no end. You are known as being the feeling zodiac sign, but it’s your mind which craves stimulation just now. Try to create the outlets that can satisfy this. Don’t sit back.

Friendships come and go in life, but today can be one of those delightful days when you can share a real sense of kinship with one person, or a circle of friends. You may even be the one drawing people together and facilitating a happy gathering. Yet around long term plans, they can either firm up, or change somewhat. Yet you can think on your feet.

Your thinking around relationship issues can be fluid. However, you also need to avoid creating the impression that you’ll be swayed most by what’s easiest or by trying to court popularity. If you rush to judgement about something or someone, will you come to the same view in a few days time? Do carefully appraise the facts, and your options.


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Sport Bolt won’t seek world champs’ 100m wild card By Kayon Raynor

Usain Bolt (right) says the honour should go to defending 100m champ and training partner Yohan Blake (left)

USAIN Bolt will not seek a wild card entry in the 100 metres at next year’s world championships, hoping instead to secure a spot via the Jamaican trials, the six-time Olympic gold medallist said this week. The triple world record holder said he would defer the wild card honour for the Moscow event to defending world 100m champion and training partner Yohan Blake. Both the 2012 Diamond League 100m winner (Bolt) and the reigning world champion (Blake) are eligible for wild card entry consideration under new International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules.

But the global governing body will allow only one wild card per country per event. “I think Blake has earned his right to compete in the 100 metres by winning the title at the last world championship,” Bolt, who won three gold medals at the London Olympics, told Reuters at a news conference on his return to the island nation from Europe. “I was always going to run the 100” at Jamaica’s world championship trials next summer, said the 13-time Olympic and world medallist who accumulated the most points for 100m runners in this summer’s Diamond League series. Bolt, the world 200m champion, said he would let the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)

decide who receives the nation’s world championship wild card for the 200. Both he and Diamond League winner Nickel Ashmeade are eligible for a free entry without having to compete in the event at their national trials. “That will have to be determined on what the JAAA will decide,” said Bolt. “They are the ones who are eligible to pick which wild card they would like. “The JAAA will have to say whether I will have to run (the 200) at the trials or not.” Bolt ran both the 100 and 200 at the Jamaican Olympic trials earlier this year and was beaten in both finals by Blake. But he recovered to top Blake in the two races at the London Games and led Jamaica to a world record in the 4x100 metres relay.

Sharpe set to take ‘cursed’ captaincy

Big guns commit to HSBC Champions

Veteran Wallaby is third skipper this season

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

By Greg Stutchbury


VETERAN lock Nathan Sharpe has been named to lead Australia against Argentina in their Rugby Championship clash on Saturday, after the Wallabies’ ‘captain’s curse’ struck a third time this season with stand-in skipper Will Genia ruled out with injury. Sharpe had planned to retire after the Super Rugby season but was persuaded by Wallabies coach Robbie Deansto play on in the southern hemisphere tournament. He now founds himself captaining Australia for a third time in his 109th Test after previously leading the side against New Zealand in 2004 and Samoa the following year. Sharpe takes the reins from scrumhalf Genia who ruptured a knee ligament in the Wallabies’ 26-19 win over South Africa in Perth last Saturday and has been ruled out for the season. Genia had taken the captaincy from flanker David Pocock, who also suffered a season-ending knee injury

against New Zealand in their first match of the championship. Pocock had in turn taken it from regular captain James Horwill, who was ruled out of the Test season when he sustained a serious hamstring injury during the Super Rugby competition. “To have the privilege of leading Australia in the first ever Test to be played on the Gold Coast is an experience I will always treasure,” Sharpe said in a statement. “It’s important we keep our focus as a team, build on what we achieved last weekend in Perth, and add to that momentum. “No one else in the squad has played Argentina before but I have and they will be tough, incredibly passionate and uncompromising. “You only have to look at what they have achieved to date in their tournament matches to see what a threat they will be.” After being belted by South Africa 27-6 in their tournament debut in Cape Town, Argentina held the Springboks to a 16-16 draw at home and impressed the All Blacks with their resolve

in a fighting 21-5 loss in Wellington. Deans has had to reshuffle his team constantly this season due to injuries and he sprung a surprise by shifting inside back Berrick Barnes to fullback in place of Kurtley Beale, who was dropped to the bench. Barnes started the Test season against Scotland at flyhalf and has played inside centre against the All Blacks and Springboks, but has never played fullback at international level. New Zealander Deans said Barnes’ goalkicking this season had earned him the start. “Berrick has good grounding at the back while his ability to take just about every point-scoring opportunity on offer was highlighted once again last weekend,” Deans added. “His presence provides good balance to the backline, while giving us the opportunity to throw Kurtley in where he will be at his most dangerous, against a tiring defensive line as the game opens up and he can get out there with a licence to play.”

Nathan Sharpe will captain Australia against Argentina for a third time in his 109th Test

WORLD number three Luke Donald, fourth-ranked Lee Westwood and defending champion Martin Kaymer have committed to play in the elite WGC-HSBC Champions in China from November 1-4, the PGA Tour said. Asia’s richest golf tournament, the HSBC Champions is one of four World Golf Championships (WGC) events which are just one rung down from the majors. It is the only one held outside the United States. “I haven’t had as good a year as I would have liked and I really want to finish my season on a high note, so winning my second WGC (title) would be a great way to turn my season around,” former world number one Kaymer said in a statement. Four-time major winner Phil Mickelson, who has twice triumphed at the HSBC Champions in China, will also be in the elite field at Mission Hills in Guangdong. “I love competing around the world, and it’s truly exciting in the growing markets of Asia and China because there’s a real buzz about golf and the fans are so enthusiastic and appreciative,” the American said.

New Zealand spoil Yuvraj comeback party, win T20

Players in Saints’ bounty case to meet with NFL

Ricky Hatton expected to announce comeback

YUVRAJ Singh was denied a fairytale comeback from serious illness as New Zealand beat India by one run in a see-saw Twenty20 International to win the twomatch series. Brendon McCullum’s 55-ball 91 lifted New Zealand to a total of 167 for five and India finished on 166 for four to give the Kiwis their only victory of the tour. India won both the Tests and the first Twenty20 International at Visakhapatnam was washed out. Virat Kohli top-scored for India with a 41-ball 70 and Yuvraj contributed 34 runs off 26 balls on his return to the side following cancer treatment.

THE four players whose suspensions for their roles in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty case were set aside by an arbitration panel will meet with National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell, the league said. Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, free agent Anthony Hargrove, Saints defensive end Will Smith and Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita will meet with Goodell in New York in the coming days to discuss the case. The four players were punished in May when the NFL identified them as having leadership roles in a program where players were given cash rewards for knocking opponents out of games from 2009-2011.

FORMER two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton is expected to announce his boxing comeback tomorrow. Hatton, 33, has not fought since suffering a secondround knockout by Manny Pacquiao in May 2009. The Manchester-based former light-welterweight and welterweight champion formally retired last year and now runs his own promotions company. But he has called a news conference for Friday and says he will make a “major announcement”. Hatton dominated the light-welterweight division and his most notable win at that weight came against IBF champion Kostya Tszyu in 2005.


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Sport Germany narrowly beat feisty Austria

Messi shackled in Argentina draw, Colombia on rise

By Brian Homewood

All still to play for in S. American qualifying By Rex Gowar LIONEL Messi’s recent goal spree came to an abrupt halt in Argentina’s uninspiring 1-1 draw against Peru as Colombia came out on top in the latest round of South American World Cup qualifiers. Argentina lead the ninenation group ahead of Colombia and Ecuador but only three points separate the top six teams with the series set to reach its halfway mark next month. Peru laid bare the failings in Argentina’s rearguard that their brilliant forwards often disguise in tricky conditions at the Estadio Nacional in Lima. Gonzalo Higuain’s fine equaliser was one of the few Argentina highlights in a performance that also featured Sergio Romero’s early penalty save from Claudio Pizarro. Messi was almost unrecognisable as the world’s best player, softened by a series of early fouls but not subjected to the aggressive man-marking Diego Maradona endured in a 1-0 defeat in the Peru capital 27 years ago. He was kept in check by Peru’s heavily populated midfield, which still found space to carry danger to Argentina with defender Carlos Zambrano scoring in the 22nd minute and Luis Ramirez hitting the post in the second half. “The pitch didn’t help, you

needed one or two touches more to control the ball. We left the pitch angry because we couldn’t play our game but an away draw is good,” Messi, who had scored 10 goals in his last six internationals, told reporters. “We’re bitter at having only seven points when we deserve a few more,” said Peru’s Uruguayan coach Sergio Markarian, who is attempting to lead the team to the finals for the first time since 1982. “Peru didn’t surprise me. Nowadays, it’s always tough, always very even,” Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella of the result and the tight standings. Argentina have 14 points, Colombia and Ecuador 13, Uruguay and Chile 12 and Venezuela, looking to reach their first finals, 11. At the end of the marathon campaign, the top four will qualify for the 2014 finals and the fifth-placed team plays off against an Asian nation for a berth in Brazil. Colombia, with strikers Radamel Falcao and Teo Gutierrez scoring three goals apiece in two matches, followed their 4-0 rout of Uruguay on Friday with Tuesday’s 3-1 away victory over an accomplished Chile side in Santiago. “The team were confident despite falling behind in the first half,” Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said. “This confidence has been very positive for us and confirms the team has potential. This is one of the hard-

est matches you’ll get in the qualifiers.” Charged with putting Colombia back on track after a poor start by his sacked predecessor Leonel Alvarez, the Argentine said the key had been to spend the FIFA international date in August practising rather than playing a friendly. “This double qualifying fixture has helped us a lot and I think we’re now enjoying the fruits of our work but it was painful when critics didn’t understand our work,” he said. Ecuador, trained by former Honduras World Cup coach Reinaldo Rueda, picked up a good point with a 1-1 draw at Uruguay, who were thrashed by Colombia in Barranquilla on Friday. “Uruguay had come from a tough time and were going to put their best on the pitch, but we were orderly, made the most of the lead (Felipe Caicedo’s eighth-minute penalty) and had good control of the game (in the first half),” Rueda said. His opposite number Oscar Tabarez, whose side equalised through Edinson Cavani, said: “We recovered the intensity customary in this team’s game. “We’re going through a lean spell and we’ll see how we overcome it in a month’s time. This is a long haul. There are teams who were far behind and have recovered in the last two fixtures. I think we can also do that in the coming matches.”

Far from his brilliant best: Lionel Messi was almost unrecognisable as the world’s greatest player in Lima

Spain relieved after narrow win

The world and European champions had to wait until the 86th minute for a hard-fought win over Georgia

SPAIN manager Vicente Del Bosque believes his side’s hard-fought 1-0 victory in Georgia is just another example of how the difference in quality between sides at international level is decreasing. The world champions had to wait until the 86th minute to make the breakthrough when Roberto Soldado swept home Cesc Fabregas’ cross and Del Bosque claimed that having studied Georgia, he wasn’t surprised how difficult Temuri Ketsbaia’s men were to beat. He told the Spanish Football Federation’s website: “I want to congratulate Georgia for their extraordinary performance. They put us in a lot of difficulty with their enthusiasm and their ability to defend all our attacks through both the centre and the wings. “In this sense, it was not an easy match and they made it

difficult for us, but we won three important points. “We knew they would be organised, defend well and that they have options up front with strength that we had to be careful of. It wasn’t through courtesy that I spoke about them being a strong rival beforehand. “The differences in football are getting smaller every day. We have to play a qualification campaign and we can’t think about anything other than just qualifying.” Del Bosque did manage to make a telling contribution with his substitutions, though, as he kept faith with Soldado whilst also introducing Fabregas and Pedro, who combined to set up the Valencia striker for the winner. “We had various options to try and break down their defence and it is true that Cesc and Pedro moved well between the lines, with intelligence, and in the end found

the gap,” he said. Soldado, meanwhile, was delighted to have made the most of a rare start in the national team and to have scored the winner after missing one of Spain’s only previous clear-cut chances just before half-time. “The important thing is the victory, that is what we were looking for and thanks to God I was able to score the goal that has given us three points,” he said. “It is important to begin the qualification towards the World Cup in Brazil like this. “It was difficult, especially to find spaces. The team was very quick in our circulation of the ball but they almost never moved, they were like a wall and never left their area. “I had already missed one earlier and I hadn’t forgotten about it so it was important to find another chance to score the goal that we were all looking for.”

GERMANY survived a torrid first half and an unbelievable late miss from Marko Arnautovic to win 2-1 at feisty neighbours Austria in a pulsating World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night. The hosts, backed by a passionate home crowd which clearly believed in the possibility of an upset and even jeered the German national anthem, huffed and puffed and had their opponents on the back foot for most of the time before slumping to another heroic defeat. Marco Reus and Mesut Ozil, from a penalty, scored either side of halftime to set Germany on the way to an eighth successive win against their smaller neighbours and leave them with six points from their opening two Group C games. The Germans, who extended their unbeaten run in qualifying matches to 24 games, still had to cling on through a difficult last half hour after Zlatko Junuzovic pulled one back for the hosts and they had a huge let-off with four minutes to go. Substitute Jakob Jantscher burst down the left and delivered a low cross which fiery striker Arnautovic scuffed wide from only three metres. “That was a head in your hands moment,” Austria coach Marcel Koller, making his competitive debut with the team on a balmy September evening, told reporters. “It was same story as in the last few years when Germany and Austria played, We played well, we created lots of chances but Germany won the game,. “In the first half, we pressed them but we lacked precision, we didn’t score a goal although we had five or six good chances and Germany had two. “But that is what makes a team world class, when their opponents make mistakes, they pounce and that is the difference.” Coach Joachim Loew complained that Germany allowed Austria back into the game and singled out Philipp Lahm for criticism after the Germany captain played a back pass to Austrian substitute Guido Burgstaller, who was foiled when goalkeeper Manuel Neuer grabbed the ball at his feet. “We had some good spells when we controlled the game, but not for the whole match,” he said. “We had fewer chances and Austria should have equalised at the end.” The win left Germany with six points from their opening two games in Group C while Austria, who began with nine Bundesliga players in the starting line-up, have yet to get off the mark.

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Sport Mihajlovic orders caution Scotland fail to inspire as 2014 World Cup hopes already looking slim after Wales drubbing

Levein left feeling the heat By Ronnie Esplin

TUESDAY began for Scottish sport with Andy Murray beating Novak Djokovic in five sets at Flushing Meadows to claim his first major, the US Open. It ended in game, set and match, probably, for Scotland’s 2014 World Cup qualifying hopes following a dismal 1-1 draw with Macedonia at Hampden. The common consensus was that six points were needed from the opening double-header at home, but the goalless draw against Serbia on Saturday leaves Craig Levein’s side with just two. In a group that includes Belgium and Croatia - Wales look like being also rans after opening with two defeats - it will need a football miracle to take the Scots to Rio. The boos and jeers which rang out around Hampden at full-time signalled the fans’ disgruntlement and confirmed that Levein is now a man under pressure. The 47-year-old Fifer’s record as national boss, three wins in nine competitive matches prior to Tuesday night’s match, is at odds with his assertion that his squad and team are improving. Promises of jam tomorrow have wore thin, the Tartan Army have grown weary of the stodge today. Next month’s double-header away to Wales and Belgium could finish the former Scotland defender off. The mention of Murray’s achievement over the PA system beforehand elicited huge cheers from the fans. To set the night up further, Kenny Dalglish received a commemorative cap by UEFA in recognition of being the first Scottish player to win 100 caps. It was a stark reminder to

By Zoran Milosavljevic

Veteran striker Kenny Miller (left) scored an equaliser against Macedonia at Hampden, but the Scots were jeered by their own fans following the dismal 1-1 draw the fans of the halcyon days when Scotland would regularly qualify for the finals of major competitions. What followed revealed how far as a football nation the Scots have fallen. There had been a flatness inside the stadium ahead of and during the draw with Serbia, despite a crowd of around 48,000, but ahead of the Macedonia match, the air was heavy with nervous tension which soon gave way to anxiety as the Scots struggled for most of the first half. Before the game Levein told those frustrated fans who had chanted for £8 mil-

lion Blackburn new boy Jordan Rhodes to come off the bench against Serbia with around half an hour to play - he was eventually given 10 minutes - that he, and not they, would pick the team. To that end, veteran striker Kenny Miller, 32, with 61 caps, who was replaced by Rhodes, was again asked to play the solo forward role in the manager’s favoured 4-14-1 formation. He repaid his manager’s faith in him by scoring the equaliser just before the break, but not before Macedonia had startled the home fans with pace and precision and no little skill.

The two countries had met before in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, Macedonia winning 1-0 in Skopje in 2008 with Scotland triumphing 2-0 at Hampden a year later. The visitors had improved markedly and deserved to take the lead in the 11th minute when Ivan Trickovski’s low cross was slid in by Nikolche Noveski. Just before the break Miller gave the fans some hope when he scored from close range after being set up Jamie Mackie, but the second half proved to be a damp squib with the visitors looking the more likely to score.

The closest the Balkans came was when substitute Ferhan Hasani rattled the post with a powerful drive. Later, with the game stretched, the Scotland defence was again unlocked with ease by the wonderfully talented Goran Pandev, but Allan McGregor saved the day once more with a great save from Mirko Ivanovski. But the efforts of the Besiktas keeper are likely to be academic. Scotland have not qualified for the finals of a major tournament since the 1998 World Cup finals in France. It will be a while longer before they are on a big stage again.

Greece keep up perfect start, Ribery shines for France By Graham Wood and Julien Pretot

Half time substitute Kostas Mitroglou made an immediate impact for Greece against Lithuania

GREECE maintained their winning start to World Cup qualifying after goals from Sotiris Ninis and Kostas Mitroglou secured a 2-0 victory over Lithuania at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium. Fernando Santos’ side joined Group G rivals Bosnia on six points from two matches and the two teams now meet in the next round of fixtures on October 12. Greece went into the game on the back of an opening 2-1 win over Latvia in Riga on Friday although that result came at a price as Celtic striker Georgios Samaras suffered an injury to his left arm and was ruled out againstLithuania. Santos opted to field Fanis Gekas as a lone striker with Ninis playing just behind

him. The move paid off as man of the match Ninis scored the first goal and laid on the second. Kostas Fortounis missed the best chance of the opening period when he was played in by Ninis only to see his low shot parried by keeper Zydrunas Karcemarskas. Mitroglou replaced Giannis Maniatis at halftime and the striker made an immediate impression, forcing two fine saves from Karcemarskas from headers. The deadlock was broken 10 minutes into the second half thanks to a moment of individual skill from Ninis as he skipped past two Lithuanian defenders before drilling a right-foot shot into the corner of the net. Mitroglou made it 2-0 with 18 minutes left when he side-footed home after

playing a neat one-two with Ninis on the edge of the box. Elsewhere in Group I, Franck Ribery scored one goal and set up another as France beat Belarus 3-1 at the Stade de France to maintain their perfect start. Ribery set up Etienne Capoue for the opener before wrapping the victory up with a fine chip 10 minutes from time in a one-sided encounter that came to life after the interval. Christophe Jallet scored France’s second goal before Belarus reduced the arrears through Anton Putilo 18 minutes from time. Les Bleus snatched their second win in two games four days after a 1-0 victory in Finland but they lacked inspiration and Didier Deschamps’ side were lucky not to trail the visitors early in the second half.

SERBIA’S Sinisa Mihajlovic might have been tempted to celebrate the biggest win of his coaching career but instead he ordered his players to stay focused after a morale-boosting 6-1 mauling of Wales in a World Cup Group A qualifier on Tuesday night. Having come under heavy pressure from fans and media after two draws and three defeats under his tenure, in which Serbia scored just one goal and conceded six, Mihajlovic gambled with a blend of youth and experience against the Welsh. The policy reaped handsome dividends in Serbia’s northern city of Novi Sad, where he inspired local club Vojvodinato the Yugoslav league title in 1989 as a teenage midfielder, as Serbia produced their most impressive performance in years. “This is a young team and if their enthusiasm can blend in with the experience of the senior players, we have a good chance of going through to the World Cup finals,” the 43-year old coach, who had spells with several Serie A clubs before he took over Serbia in May, told a news conference. “We had the boldness we lacked against the Scots and the early goal was crucial in taking the pressure off but we have to keep our feet on the ground and keep working hard in order to improve,” Mihajlovic said. “I would have said the same thing if we had lost this match because I told the players to enjoy themselves and not worry about the result. They duly obliged and perhaps that’s what allowed us to make a flying start and keep up the momentum throughout the match.” The steely-eyed former Yugoslavia international whose biggest accomplishment as a player was winning the European Cup with Red Star Belgrade in 1991, lightened up when asked how big a part a frenetic home crowd played in the victory. “They were fantastic and I wish to thank them for creating a cracking atmosphere,” said Mihajlovic. “They set an example how the home fans should support their team.” Wales manager Chris Coleman criticised his players for what he called a shameful performance. “We knew it was going to be difficult but we didn’t see this coming. To say we are disappointed is an understatement and we have to do much better because the goals we conceded were criminal,” he said. “You can’t gift goals at this level and we have a mountain to climb because we have not gone into halftime on level terms in any of the four games since I’ve been in charge.”

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Sport Murray revels in sporting summer of joy By Eleanor Crooks ANDY Murray has revealed his pride at being able to cap a golden summer of sport for Great Britain with his first grand slam title. The Scot became the first British man in 76 years to win a major singles title when he beat Novak Djokovic over five sets in the US Open final. The success completed a fine few months for the 25-year-old, who followed reaching the Wimbledon final with winning Olympic gold. It also came hours after Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes were saluted with a parade around the streets of London, attended by hundreds of thousands of people. Murray hailed the effect Britain’s magical sporting summer has had on the country, saying: “Being around the Olympics and seeing how the nation came together, from the public to the athletes to the press, everyone was just right behind it. “I saw some of the pictures of the parade and it’s just amazing to see how pumped everyone was. It’s been amazing to be part of it. “Sport has been this huge part of my life since I was a kid and it’s been the best summer of sport in my lifetime and I’m sure in most people’s. It’s been so much fun and I’m just happy I was able to contribute towards it.” Murray is hoping to be able to take part in a similar parade for Scotland’s athletes in Glasgow tomorrow after flying into Heathrow yesterday morning with girlfriend Kim Sears. His biggest worry about winning a grand slam was how much his life would change,

and he laughed off talk of a knighthood as “a bit rash”. The Scot’s odds of becoming BBC Sports Personality of the Year have been slashed, but he is not expecting to be made Sir Andy Murray any time soon. He added: “A lot of my friends have been messaging me about it and I don’t really know what to say. I think it should take more than one or two good tournaments to deserve something like that. It would probably be a bit rash.” The final finished after 2am British time on Tuesday morning, but many people in Murray’s home town of Dunblane and across the country stayed up to watch and celebrate the Scot’s success. He received messages of congratulations from Prime Minister David Cameron among others. “I spoke to (coach) Ivan Lendl a couple of times during the year and he asked me, ‘What worries you?’. “And I said that I worry what might happen if I win a major, how my life might change, because I want it to be the same. “He said he felt the same thing but all that happens is you get more people congratulating you and you get nicer tables in restaurants and to play on all the good golf courses for free.” Murray also said he will work hard to improve his game as he sets his sights on more Grand Slam success and the world number one spot. “You want to try to win those big matches and big tournaments and I’ll keep working hard,” he said. On the top ranking, the world number three added: “I’m definitely going to try. It’s something I’d love to do.”

Touchdown: Andy Murray arrived back at Heathrow yesterday with girlfriend Kim Sears (right)

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Spot on: Frank Lampard spared England’s blushes with a late penalty at Wembley against Ukraine. The game ended 1-1

Hodgson confident of England progress E

NGLAND boss Roy Hodgson says he is more confident that his side will reach the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after the 1-1 home draw with Ukraine. Frank Lampard’s late penalty salvaged a point for an understrength England to leave them level with Montenegro and Poland at the top of Group H with four points. Despite a lacklustre display, Hodgson told BBC Sport: “I was very pleased with many of the aspects of the play. “I leave Wembley a lot more confident that we have a group of players who will take this England team to Brazil.” England were without a number of regulars, including forwards Wayne Rooney, Andy Carroll, Ashley Young and Theo Walcott and the defensive duo of John Terry and Ashley Cole. Hodgson was forced to call up midfield trio Raheem Sterling, Adam Lallana and Jake Livermore - none of whom have represented their country at senior level before - and selected inexperienced duo Tom Cleverley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to face Ukraine. “At the end of the day, we have had two youngsters starting the game. They have come off and we have

replaced them with three other youngsters,” continued the England boss. “We have a whole team off the field who, under normal circumstances, would have been competing for places.” After starting their World Cup qualifying campaign with a convincing 5-0 win in Moldova on Friday, there were high hopes England would continue with a victory over Ukraine, the team many believe will provide the main competition in the group. However, Hodgson’s side lacked the fluency they demonstrated in Chisinau and looked to be staring at defeat following Yevgeni Konoplianka’s superb 25-yard opening goal in the first half. They had a Jermain Defoe goal ruled out for a foul - he was adjudged to have delivered an illegal hand-off to Andriy Yarmolenko - but Lampard rescued a point when he converted from the spot after Yevgeni Khacheridi handled in the area. As England pushed for a winner, Steven Gerrard was sent off for a second bookable offence. “I’ll concede that the first 10, maybe even the first 15 minutes, we weren’t at our best. We started slowly,” said Hodgson. “But the next 75 minutes, we dominated the game totally.

“I thought we controlled the game, we kept playing, we kept probing, we kept trying to play our football. “We created chances throughout the game, we had a goal disallowed, we hit the post three times and in the end we got an equaliser. “You could have argued we might have had more because some of the chances we missed were good chances. “I suppose it is two points dropped because you want to win your home games. But the fact is we played against a good Ukraine team. “They had the benefit of a super goal that put them on the front foot which meant our task became harder.” Hodgson was also critical of referee Cuneyt Cakir, who awarded six yellow cards to England players, two of which resulted in Gerrard’s dismissal. “We didn’t have a lot of help out there,” said the England boss. “We had five bookings and a sending off, which is enormous, considering the way we played. I hardly saw a foul in the game.” Meanwhile, Gerrard hailed England’s character to battle back for a draw against the team he believes will be his side’s main threat to top spot in the group. “I think having gone a goal down we showed fantastic

character and determination. We kept probing for the openings and when the subs came on we created more chances,” the England captain said. “It was disappointing for me because it’s a red card and my first in 98 caps. We play San Marino next so I’m sure the boys can do the job without me and I’ll be back for Poland.” Defoe was upbeat despite his disallowed effort as the striker believes the squad are showing signs of a promising future. “It does not look like we’re going to get beat, the way we’re playing and the spirit of the team. There is a good mix now as the youngsters have come in and done well,” he said. England’s next World Cup qualifier in Group H is on October 12 when they host San Marino, beaten 6-0 at home by Montenegro on Tuesday. Four days later, England travel to Poland, who beat Moldova 2-0 after drawing 1-1 with Montenegro last Friday.

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