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Culture capital face off: winner to be named today

Hillsborough ‘changed FA immeasurably’

Jason Statham back to his tough guy ways in Safe centre



Troika leaves no stone unturned More proposed troika measures revealed as Christofias meets IMF’s Lagarde By Elias Hazou


S EU finance ministers began converging on the island for crucial debt crisis talks, fresh details emerged of a 20-page draft calling for sweeping changes to Cyprus’ imploding pensions system, privatisation of certain semi-governmental organisations, tighter budgetary controls in the broader public sector and labour market reform. Last night President Demetris Christofias met briefly with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, here attending the Eurogroup and the informal economic and financial affairs council (ECOFIN) taking place today and tomorrow. Speaking after the meeting Christofias said Lagarde listened “with understanding” to the government’s views on the terms of a bailout. Asked when Cyprus would sign a bailout deal, Christofias said: “When we are ready.” Speaking in Washington earlier in the day, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said Lagarde and Christofias would be discussing current economic developments in Cyprus as well as developments in the eurozone. Consultations between the troika and Cyprus are ongoing, “continue to be constructive and are moving forward,” he said. Meanwhile, web-based ‘InBusinessNews’ yesterday published a follow-up on the

troika’s proposed austerity measures for Cyprus, whose overriding objective is to slash the public deficit to 4 per cent of GDP by the end of this year, and to 2.5 per cent by 2013, enabling the island to balance its books by 2015. The draft was submitted to the government late July at the end of the troika’s second fact-finding mission here. It proposes pension reform that would bring civil servants’ retirement plans in line with those of the private sector, and cuts to those pensions that are above the national average. On the banks – the immediate cause behind Cyprus’ request for a bailout – the troika proposes that all financial institutions on the island should come under a single supervisory body and be subject to the same regulations. Currently, cooperatives fall under the ‘umbrella’ of the Commerce Ministry, not the Central Bank. The troika calls for legislation enabling banks to sell property held as collateral against loans deemed nonperforming for a maximum period of one-and-a-half years. It also wants to alter the definition of nonperforming loans (NPLs) so that it includes loans that have not been serviced in 90 days but are fully secure. Currently, Cyprus banks do not count these as NPLs. Recalculating NPLs could


President Demetris Christofias greets IMF chief Christine Lagarde at the palace last night

(Christos Theodorides)

Finally, the purrfect way for cats and owners to share a sofa LIVING in a cramped urban apartment with a feline friend and wary of letting him or her sink their claws into your furnishings? A Korean designer may have the answer with his “Cat Tunnel Sofa”, an ingenious combination of human sofa and tubular tunnels for a cat to clamber through while its owner relaxes. The sofa combines modern industrial type design with a bent tube running from the floor in one corner to the arm rest in the other for cats to play in. There’s a slot cut in the tube at the

rear of the sofa for cats to poke their head through. “When the cats first saw the sofa, they instinctively went into the tunnel as if they knew it was for them,” said Seungji Mun, the designer of the sofa and a dog owner himself. With 19.2 million households in South Korea home to pets, according to government figures, and more than half the country’s 50 million people crammed into conurbations around the capital Seoul, space is at a premium and apartments are cramped.

“It’s a living room where people spend most of their time together with their pets, not their room. I thought the sofa could be a place for communication between pets and their owners,” said the 22-year-old designer, who will market the product in 2013. The “Cat Tunnel Sofa” was Mun’s graduation project with two other designers Yongjeh Park and Kangkyoung Lee. But it’s likely the dog-lover will put his “Dog House Sofa” on the market before moving into feline furnishings.

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‘How I found out my son had died at Mari’

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Fire chief recalls morning of the blast during trial

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AN EMOTIONAL Larnaca district fire chief told the court during his expert testimony yesterday about how he found out his son was among the six fire fighters killed in the 2011 Mari blast. Fire chief Michalis Theofilou testified during the trial of six men – former ministers, army and fire officials – who are facing charges relating to events leading up to the munitions explosion at the Evangelos Florakis naval base. Seven sailors and six fire fighters were killed, among them fire fighter Panayiotis Theofilou, Michalis Theofilou’s son. Michalis Theofilou – who was a station master at the time was asked to report for duty around half an hour after the blast, at around 6.30am. The news reported that people had died and his son

was not answering his phone, which was out of character, he said. Theofilou was among those responding to the incident with the disaster response squad EMAK. But when he called EMAK, no one would say what happened. Theofilou went from Larnaca hospital to the station, where he discovered his son had driven the response vehicle earlier that morning. Theofilou then went to the naval base where his son had gone, and asked some officers in a room whether his son was dead but no one responded, Theofilou said. Among those officers was one of the accused, deputy fire chief Charalambos Charalambous. Theofilou stepped outside and found the assistant fire chief at the time crying, but he also would not respond to the question of where Theofilou’s son was. Theofilou then asked if all

six fire fighters were dead, and the man told him they were. Theofilou said he then tried to get to the scene but there was a lot of debris and he couldn’t get any further so he got out of his car and walked. From a distance, he saw that the vehicle his son had been driving was crushed, and he saw sheets placed over bodies. “I did not go closer [but] went back to the car and told the driver, let’s go to the station, I want to go home,” Theofilou said. Theofilou was not testifying as a victim’s father but as an expert in handling fires involving chemicals and explosives. He had earlier testified in that capacity and spoke of how he found out his son had passed away because the prosecution had asked him to. Though Theofilou said he was able to carry on, the defence asked the court to call it a day, asking for more time to prepare.

The munitions at Mari had been exposed for over two years, in 98 stacked containers, confiscated by the state from a vessel going to Syria from Iran as per UN sanctions. Theofilou said that an emergency response guidebook – used as reference in Cyprus and available in electronic and paper versions in all fire stations – states that in the case of a munitions’ fire, everyone including fire fighters should keep a safety distance of at least 1.6km. This is to protect people from flying debris, he said. He said also that normal fire extinguishing methods should not be used. Those safety precautions were not followed on the day of the blast. “The key to dealing with a serious incident is being informed,” said Theofilou who is also suing the state for over €2 million in damages. The trial continues today.




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A FIRE broke out during the early hours of yesterday at the betting shop “Bet on A” in Strovolos causing extensive damage. It also damaged the front window of a nearby hairdresser’s. Police suspect arson (Christos Theodorides)

Working towards more regional integration By Stefanos Evripidou ONE OF the weaknesses of the Mediterranean area is the lack of regional integration, said Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Fathallah Sijilmassi yesterday, calling for greater interaction among the people of the region. Speaking after a meeting with Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou Marcoullis in Nicosia, Sijilmassi said: “One of the weaknesses of the region, and a personal frustration of mine, is that regional integration is very poor, very low, so we have to work towards reinforcing, strengthening and developing this regional integration”. One way of kick-starting greater interaction is to implement a series of projects

earmarked by the UfM which aim to enhance regional integration. This in turn helps people to “get to know each other, work together and improve the efficiency of this interaction”, said the Moroccan national. Marcoullis yesterday hailed the “unique added value” of the union. “As a multilateral partnership, bringing together a myriad of public and private sector bodies, the Union for the Mediterranean remains indispensable to the promotion of peace, stability and prosperity in a region of strategic interest to the EU,” she said. The minister said Cyprus has been a strong advocate of the UfM throughout its EU presidency, and expressed “regret” that Turkey’s stance on Cyprus’ presidency has brought the regional integration process to a “standstill”.

As a result of Turkey’s objections, “the calendar of the Union for the Mediterranean is empty of events during the second half of 2012”, she said, adding that Turkey also hampered Cyprus’ efforts to re-launch the Euro-Mediterranean process. Despite Cyprus’ current economic difficulties, Marcoullis announced a symbolic additional contribution of €15,000 to the Secretariat of the Union. The UfM was created by 43 Euro-Mediterranean heads of state and government in Paris on July 13, 2008, with its headquarters established in Barcelona Sijilmassi yesterday described it as “an important institution” bringing southern and northern neighbours of the Mediterranean together in a “unique framework which can promote dialogue and contribute to the socio-economic development of the southern countries”.

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Home CYPRUS TODAY Emergency landing ONE of the state’s firefighting Kamov helicopters had to make an emergency landing on Wednesday while extinguishing a fire in Limassol, as its engine had malfunctioned. According to reports, the pilot was not able to control the rudder. As a result he was forced to release five tonnes of water to gain height. He then managed to land it in a field in the Ayios Athanassios area. The four crew members were not injured.

Armenian visit ARMENIA’S Minister of Foreign Affairs Eduard Nalbandyan has arrived on an official two-day visit to the island. The Armenian diplomat was yesterday received by President Christofias at the Presidential Palace. Today Nalbandyan will attend a reception hosted by the Armenian ambassador to Nicosia on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of Armenian independence. He is also scheduled to meet his Cypriot counterpart Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis and House Speaker Yiannakis Omirou.

Condemned FOREIGN Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis yesterday condemned the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Wednesday, which resulted in the death of four US public servants, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Marcoullis said she was deeply shocked by the news of this horrible and dastardly attack.” “This attack is an abhorrent and hideous act of violence, which I strongly condemn,” she said.

Culture capital face off Big winner will be revealed today By Jacqueline Agathocleous THE MOMENT of truth has arrived: who will be crowned Europe’ Capital of Culture 2017, Paphos or Nicosia? After visiting both cities on Wednesday and yesterday, the 13-member committee of EU experts is expected to make a decision today. Both mayors were yesterday optimistic that their intensive efforts would finally pay off. Nicosia Mayor Constantinos Yiorkadjis’ proposal is to use culture to promote efforts for residents in the capital – of all nationalities and religions – to become more accepting of each other. He said the aim was to help Nicosia reshape its future. “Nicosia does not have the luxury of exploiting the rich tourist industry potential, nor the critical space to build airports or golf courses,” Yiorkadjis told the Cyprus Mail. So he said the capital’s economic revival had come to depend on cultural tourism. “Building the infrastructure to make that possible is a matter of life or death for the city,” said Yiorkadjis. “Our advantage (over Paphos) is our proposal, which

Nicosia (above) is the great ‘unifier,’ and Paphos (right) ‘provides culture all year round’ say respective mayors talks of reshaping our future,” he added. “We need to change how people perceive each other. Our vision is to help people accept the different and help them see each other as the different side of the same coin. We hope that by helping people to overcome their personal buffer zones we will change the way they think, and by doing so, we will change our future.” Yiorkadjis said culture was the vehicle towards achieving this goal. “Culture provides the platform for the contact, the cooperation, the dialogue, the co-development of new ideas and participation, through which people will come to know each other, trust each other a little more and change their perceptions of each other.” He said this was what made

Nicosia’s proposal so different. “We are using culture as a spark to ignite an integration project that will lead to social inclusion, cohesion and inclusive growth,” said Yiorkadjis. “We view culture as a great unifier; the common denominator that resolves the paradoxes of the city’s geography and helps towards social cohesion.” Paphos Mayor Savvas Vergas said he was very optimistic that his town would win the bid. “We embarked on this dream journey a year and a half ago; we now have 24 hours left for the result,” said Vergas, who added that the town had stepped up efforts over recent months. “Our difference with Nicosia is that all organisations, clubs, bodies and residents in Paphos

got involved. All events in the summer were under the auspices of Paphos ’17,” said Vergas. The mayor said the town’s key proposal was the idea of an Open Air Factory, which calls for cultural events to take place in open areas, like parks. “This seems to have caught the attention of the committee (of EU experts).” Vergas added, “As mayor of the town, I am very optimistic. We are a town that provides culture all year round, we have ancient culture and character, and we are a town that wants this very, very much”. The two town’s delegations will have one final meeting with the EU committee today at lunchtime, before the final decision is announced at

an Education Ministry event later in the day. In December last year, Nicosia and Paphos were selected to fight it out for the title, outbidding the third candidate city Limassol. The city to host the European Capital of Culture is expected to be ratified in May 2013 by the Council of Ministers of the EU. A Danish city will also be designated as European Capital of Culture in 2017, along with the winning candidate city from Cyprus. The idea of designating a Capital of Culture every year started in 1985, upon the initiative of former Greek Minister of Culture Melina Mercouri. The aim was to celebrate the cultural links that bring Europeans together and form a European citizenship.

CyBC still suffering ‘sick building syndrome’ By Jacqueline Agathocleous THE CYPRUS Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) may have taken some steps to improve the dire condition of its premises, but the problem has not yet been resolved, the Chairman of the House Health Committee said yesterday. “Despite some efforts on behalf of the board of directors and workers to improve the unacceptable situation, which still exists in the CyBC today, none of the necessary improvements have been made to finally resolve the problems that the employees are facing at their workplace,” said DISY’s Costas Constantinou. In June 2010, three CyBC employees were being

treated for serious conditions – two of whom in London hospitals – with serious concerns being raised that their problems were related to the state broadcaster’s “sick building syndrome”. Two of the cases were said to be extremely serious, with one female employee consigned to a wheelchair, while another had reportedly spent over €300,000 on treatments but to no avail. The illnesses in all three cases were believed to be brain-related. Another two employees later fell ill, despite efforts to rectify the problems with the building. Even though the link to the CyBC buildings was not confirmed, the fact that the employees’ health problems were related and they all worked at the state broadcaster’s, strongly suggested they could be connected.

Constantinou yesterday said the CyBC management was attempting to play down the true dimensions of the problem. However, CyBC chairman Makis Symeou yesterday said a series of measures were being taken to ensure workers were protected, until the corporation’s new updated building is finished. But he did admit this was being delayed due to “technical problems of a financial nature”, as the CyBC’s funds were frozen earlier in the year. “Once the funds are released, the architectural competition will be launched. Based on our plans, the new modern CyBC building, which will be built in the same area as the broadcaster’s current premises, will be finished in the next five years,” said Symeou.

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State scrambles to finish its own economic plan Determined to avoid harsher troika measures, it insists growth is answer By George Psyllides

Central Bank Governor Panicos Demetriades keen on bailout agreement

CB boss hopes bailout agreed soon CENTRAL Bank Governor Panicos Demetriades said he hopes Cyprus will agree on a bailout with its lenders as soon as possible, though he does not expect it to happen this month. The island applied for financial assistance in June, but has not yet come to an agreement with its lenders on the conditions of the bailout, the amount of which, is still unknown. The application was prompted by the need to recapitalise the Popular Bank, the island’s second-biggest, which took a hammering due to its exposure to Greece. Popular needed €1.8 billion, which the cash-strapped state did not have and could not raise from international markets due to the high yields on its bonds. The biggest bank, Bank of Cyprus subsequently sought a €500 million state injection,

despite initially saying it only needed €200 million, which it would have raised from private funds. In July, Demetriades told lawmakers that the banking sector may need €12 billion euros in external aid. But in an interview with Bloomberg, published yesterday, he said it would be premature to talk about numbers “because we have to wait for the completion of the diagnostic check by independent assessors.” “What we need to do in the euro area is decouple sovereign risk from bank risk,” Demetriades said. “For countries like Cyprus with large banking systems, it is particularly important. A central bank has to have powers. That’s critical for monetary union. I don’t see that as a danger.” The EU on Wednesday un-

Charity Event Naso Papatherapontos Shemetra, a Personal Trainer from Cyprus and permanent UK resident, will be the central figure of the Cyprus charity marathon “Running for life”, which will be held in collaboration with the Cyprus Anti-cancer society. Mrs. Parapatherapontos Shemetras will cover over 400 kilometres to help the fight against cancer and to support her compatriots who suffer from cancer, without any personal gain. The whole event is under the auspices of the Chairman of the House of Representatives Giannakis Omirou. Naso will begin the ultra marathon on the 9th of November from the Palliative Care Center ‘Arodaphnousa’ of the Cyprus Anti-cancer society, in Nicosia and will finish on the 17th of November. In her attempt she will also have as a supporter ‘Periklis Demetriou’ Runners Club, who always supports the Cyprus Anti-cancer society and responds to its every call. The 400 km distance will cover the following areas: Day 1: Nicosia-Agros Day 2: Agros-Paphos Day 3: Paphos-Polis Chrysochous Day 4: Polis Chrysochous-Kato Paphos Day 5: Kato Paphos-Limassol Day 6: Limassol-Larnaca Day 7: Larnaca-Ayia Napa-Larnaca Day 8: Rest Day 9: Larnaca-Nicosia The volunteer athlete will alternate running with cycling. She will be running 42 kilometres one day, while cycling for 80-100 kilometres the other day in order to cover the 400 kilometres distance. The extra kilometres will be covered by car. The Cyprus Anti-cancer society is responsible for the organisational structure of the charity marathon. In co-operation with the local community presidents, Naso will be welcomed by the public of every community she passes through. People will be encouraged to run with her for a specific distance, always during her morning run. Posters and piggy banks will be given to local communities and hotels and local community presidents will inform the public about making donations. Naso will finish her marathon on the 17th of November, in G.S.P stadium before the football match Apoel-Aek. A short award ceremony will take place and the collected amount of money will be announced.

veiled proposals that would give the European Central Bank oversight of all eurozone banks. The central bank would become the top-level supervisor, with powers including the ability to fine non-compliant banks, issue banking licenses and instruct lenders to carry out stress tests. Though the government has always been quick to point out that it was the banks that forced Cyprus to seek a bailout, it is certain that several billion euros would also be necessary to shore up public finances. Demetriades said he hopes one will be agreed “as soon as possible,” though he didn’t expect it to happen this month. The lenders, the so-called troika, tabled a series of suggestions at the end of July, which call for cuts in the state payroll and other structural changes and austerity measures, which are not particularly welcome.

THE government has almost finished drafting its own austerity package, its spokesman said yesterday, as parties and unions voiced their opposition to measures proposed by Cyprus’ lenders. “The biggest part of this work has been already done through successive meetings and we are now heading towards the end,” Stefanos Stefanou said.

MEASURES On Wednesday, Webbased InBusinessNews published a list of measures proposed by the troika, including a 15 per cent cut in the state payroll by 2013 and scrapping wage indexation (CoLA) and 13th salaries in the wider public sector. They also propose 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. 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 consulta-

tions is expected to take place later this month or in October. Stefanou said the government will negotiate hard for a balanced support programme, which “does not abolish workers’ rights and creates prospects for the economy by investing in growth.” He said the programme should be based on financial consolidation, growth and social cohesion. “This policy is promoted and enforced through our package,” Stefanou said. The spokesman also rejected opposition criticism that the administration has left political parties in the dark. Stefanou said the government chose to prepare a comprehensive package, present it to the parties and the unions with the aim of finding common ground and if possible, to reach an agreement. Main opposition DISY did not comment on the measures but they repeated their call to President Demetris Christofias to call a party leaders’ meeting immediately with a view to ironing out a joint action plan “which we would all pledge to promote and enforce.” DISY spokesman Haris Georgiades said responsible negotiation is not done in public. “Leaks concerning such a critical matter increase the people’s in-

security and uncertainty,” Georgiades said, accusing the government of being unable to tackle the economic problems it created with its policies. The party has also accused the Christofias government of stalling when it came to responding to the troika’s proposals. DISY’s cautious stance was not emulated by EDEK and DIKO which rejected the troika’s proposals.

UNACCEPTABLE EDEK MP Nicos Nicolaides said they have no official information on the proposals, as he rejected the measures that were published on Wednesday. “We want the loan to get out of the crisis and not sink deeper,” Nicolaides said. “It is obvious we cannot accept these measures.” DIKO’s response was similar: “We will not accept a memorandum of tough austerity … that harms social cohesion,” spokesman Fotis Fotiou said. The rejection from unions, which in the past resisted smaller changes, did not come as a surprise. “Our approach is that there are proposed measures, which we need to discuss,” left-wing PEO said. “But there are measures which are unacceptable and will suffocate the economy.”

Popular Bank state aid wins EU regulatory approval CYPRUS Popular Bank gained EU regulatory approval yesterday for €1.8 billion in rescue capital granted by the Cypriot authorities to ensure its financial stability. The European Commission said it was giving approval for the scheme for a period of six months, but that Cyprus would need to present a restructuring plan for the bank during that time.

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“The Commission found the measure to be in line with EU state aid rules because it is limited to the minimum necessary and provides safeguards to minimise distortions of competition,” the executive Commission, which acts as state aid regulator in the European Union, said in a statement. Cyprus became a majority shareholder in the bank through underwriting a share issue earlier this year.

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Troika is leaving no stone unturned International lenders zero in on social security, banks, privatisation, civil service and on the health sector

IMF chief Christine Lagarde arriving at the presidential palace last night (Christos Theodorides)

(continued from front page) significantly increase the bailout amount needed by the banks. International lenders also call for a due diligence report covering up to 75 per cent of the total assets held by Cypriot banks, as well as periodic stress tests. And in a bid to buttress banks’ capital adequacy, the troika proposes raising the Core Tier 1 capital ratio from 8 per cent currently to 10 per cent by the end of next year. The document leaves almost no stone unturned, zeroing in on the social security fund (SSF) among others. It calls for a new actuarial study into the viability of the fund, raising retirement age and linking this to life expectancy, and for civil servants to pay into the SSF. Moreover the leaked draft calls for the enactment of legislation making the balancing of budgets mandatory, the establishment of an independent body to administer the public debt, and the complete privatisation of some SGOs such as Cyprus Airways and partial privatisation of others like the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority. It further advocates scrapping wage indexation in the private sector as well as in the public sector, altering the method used to calculate the minimum

CY given approval to hire consultants By Elias Hazou LAWMAKERS yesterday gave the thumbsup to Cyprus Airways’ (CY) choice of consultants charged with drafting a restructuring plan whose objective is to turn the ailing company into a competitive carrier. A viable plan was a condition set by parliament before it releases the second tranche of a €31 million share capital increase and would have to be approved by lawmakers before it can be implemented. With the approval of the House Finance Committee, the airline can go ahead and award the contract to Air France-KLM Consulting. The company was selected from a list of six that included Lufthansa Consulting, KPMG, ICF SH&E, Feuerherd Aviation and Lowdexx Aviation. The consultants’ brief includes reviews of CY’s management structure, its business model, and determination of personnel requirements and remuneration levels. The plan must also make the airline attractive to any strategic investor wishing to acquire a majority stake in CY. The national carrier posted a €32.1 million loss in the first half of the year as passenger and cargo revenues dwindled. Deputy chairman of the House Finance Committee Angelos Votsis (DIKO) said

legislators hope the restructuring plan will be delivered by October 29. In response to reporters’ questions, he said the main criterion for selection was not the lowest bid, but rather the contractor’s expertise and know-how. Air France-KLM submitted the fourth lowest bid at €226,175 plus expenses. Under the tender the expenses must not exceed 15 per cent of the initial quoted price. It’s possible that in the meantime the airline, in consultation with the Finance Ministry, may go ahead with some redundancies even before the rescue plan is implemented, Votsis said. The brief does not include supervising the actual implementation of the plan; for that, CY will be inviting a new round of tenders. Commenting on this, Greens MP George Perdikis said the contract should have included the implementation part: “Rescue plans are a dime a dozen. Many have been drafted, many have been implemented, but unfortunately they were implemented wrongly, and here are the results. “Had earlier plans been implemented correctly, today Cyprus Airways would not have a large number of excess personnel. Previous plans should have removed all the fat from Cyprus Airways,” he remarked.

wage, and opening up socalled ‘closed’ professions such as law, engineering, architecture and real estate. In the health sector, Cyprus’ international lenders propose enhanced controls to minimise wasteful expenditures, and an increase in contributions by those eligible for public health care. A mix of spending cuts and revenue raising, the measures include, but are not limited to: a 15 per cent cut in the state payroll by 2013; scrapping of 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; a rise

in taxes of tobacco, cigarettes, alcohol and fuel; an across-the-board downsizing of the civil service; and abolishing the heating fuel allowance and reducing other allowances such as the Easter and Christmas bonuses. A new round of consultations is expected to take place between the government and the troika later this month or October. The austerity measures were leaked to the media amid mounting criticism that the administration is delaying the bailout request process for fear of the public backlash. The government has been avoiding having to touch the public sector, especially with national elections looming next February. Today Christofias will be receiving Jean-Claude

Juncker, President of the group of eurozone Finance Ministers, and later Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank. Tomorrow he will meet with European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn. In Nicosia EU finance ministers will have their first chance to discuss the ECB’s new bond-buying programme and the outcome of a German court ruling on the eurozone’s permanent bailout fund. They will also discuss Spain and whether it will make a formal request for assistance beyond aid for its banks, Cyprus’ need for help, and how Greece, Portugal and Ireland are faring in meeting their existing bailout obligations. (see editorial page 11)

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Home Early diagnosis needed to prevent sepsis deaths


By Natalie Hami

Most wanted list down to eight A SUSPECTED rapist, whose name was on Cyprus’ nine ‘most wanted’ list has been found in the UK. Paul Lockwood, 41, was wanted in connection with the alleged rape of a young girl in the 1980s. According to reports from the UK, Lockwood was arrested in Somerset where he had been living and working for a year. The former soldier appeared in court and was charged on three counts of raping a girl under 16 and one of indecent assault on a girl under 14 between 1984 and 1988. He will go to trial on October 1 but was granted bail, the terms of which include reporting to a police station every day, and surrender of his passport. The Cyprus most wanted list contains the names of three Cypriots – two Turkish Cypriots and one Greek Cypriot – and five other Britons. Reports suggest at least two, or possibly three of the Britons are in hiding in the north.

Intelligent transport system on the way A HARMONISING bill discussed at the House yesterday provides for the introduction of a central Intelligent Transport System (ITS), which will inform drivers ahead of traffic via sms, radio or digital billboards. The House Communications Committee heard that the aim of the bill was to contribute to reducing congestion, improving road safety and reducing fuel consumption. For drivers to be informed via text message, they will have to give their consent. According to Committee Chairman, DIKO’s Antonis Antoniou, Cyprus currently has the infrastructure to implement the system from the Nicosia village of Alambra until the GSP Stadium at the entrance of the capital. The goal is to have a pilot system up and running on the 32kilometre stretch by 2015 at a cost of around €600,000. The system will also notify police and hospitals of road accidents, so they can respond faster.

Deadline given in IVF dispute THE HOUSE yesterday gave the Health Ministry a fortnight to clarify exactly what is going on with the bill for assisted human reproduction, which was proposed back in 2004 and which has not yet reached a conclusion. The chairman of the House Health Committee, DISY’s Costakis Constantinou, said the ministry informed MPs that the relevant services and departments were in dispute over the bill, which was what was delaying it. “Until today, the ministry has not yet clarified what these disputes or differing views are, so we have given the ministry a fortnight to finally clarify this extremely important issue, for which there is a complete lack of legislation and serious dangers for members of the public who are immediately interested in the matter,” said Constantinou.

Walkathon to raise money for charity TWO footballers from occupied Kyrenia’s Dikefalos Hartzia FC have organised a 24-hour walkathon on September 28 to raise money for the Pancyprian association, “One dream, One wish”. The Wish upon a Full Moon Walkathon, organised by Hartzia footballers Yiannos Karayiannis and Christos Soteriou, aims to cover 85 kilometres within 24 hours, starting from Limassol Municipality and ending at Nicosia Municipality. “Our goal is to depart on Friday (September 28) at 6pm and finish on Saturday at 6 pm,” said Karayiannis. “We hope our friends and anyone who wishes to walk with us – either the entire distance or part of it – can join us in this amazing cause.” Contact 99-785488 and 22-311277 or at enaoniromiaefxi@ Contributions for the walkathon can also be made to the following bank accounts: Strovolos Co-op: 10033-40-13194-4; Alpha Bank: 213-101004810-9; Hellenic Bank: 126-01-246432-01; Bank of Cyprus: 0113-01-046830; Marfin Laiki Bank: 055-11-013463


UP TO half of patients suffering from sepsis may die if they are not diagnosed early enough and treated, according to the Cyprus Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Based on the Society’s calculations there are around 800 cases of sepsis on the island a year, and 30–50 per cent may die if they do not get a quick enough diagnosis and treatment. “If in the US there are an estimated 75,000 (cases) a year, the equivalent for Cyprus is 800 patients,” said Dr Lakis Palazis, head of the society. Palazis was speaking at a news con-

ference yesterday marking World Sepsis Day. Sepsis – considered one of the most common diseases internationally - is the body’s response to an infection caused by invading bacteria. The lifethreatening illness is more likely to occur in premature babies, those with a weakened immune system and those with wounds. People even more at risk are those admitted to hospital with serious diseases. “The reaction of the body is to harm its own tissues and organs which may lead to organ failure and death,” said Palazis, adding that one of the more unfortunate aspects of the illness is that a patient might not have any

symptoms. This may lead to a delay in diagnosing them. Palazis also stressed the need for coordination among doctors and hospital staff in general as the key to the early diagnosis of sepsis. “Coordination is important (but) all hospitals have different methods. There must be coordinated action at multiple levels from a family physician to the accidents and emergency department, inpatient wards and intensive care units,” said Palazis. “If it gets to the point where someone has to be admitted to the intensive care unit it means more beds and more money to take care of them,” he added.

Facebook app allows power comparisons Goal is to help people understand electricity usage By Poly Pantelides FIND OUT how much electricity you consume compared to your friends, those in your neighbourhood, or even your district with Facebook application ‘Social Electricity’, which uses data from the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) to help people save energy. “The goal is to help Cypriots understand their electricity consumption by comparing it to their friends’ equivalent consumption and the total consumption in their neighbourhood, street, village or district,” said the application’s creator Andreas Kamilaris. The University of Cyprus, where Kamilaris is a PhD student, has teamed up with the EAC. All of the data used comes from the EAC, which provides anonymous consumption data on a two-monthly basis for domestic usage on Cyprus’ streets. Users input their post code to register (but can keep their street name private) so they can compare their friends’ consumption on a map of the island, check

Check out how much electricity your neighbours use by comparison most and least consuming areas in districts and neighbourhoods, and compare statistics. “Consumers can only understand what their energy consumption means by effective and realistic comparisons,” Kamilaris said. Take a street in the Nicosia municipality of Engomi for example. On that street, consumption over two months varies between 2902kWh and 860kWh with an average of 1881kWh or €473.88. The application assumes all household units use the EAC’s standard domestic tariff. A sidebar menu option, called Red Areas pulls up the most energy hungry areas in Nicosia, among



them Engomi. Among the Green Areas is the neighbouring municipality of Ayios Dhometios whose residents consume less on average than most Nicosia areas. Users can compare energy use with their neighbourhood streets as well as their friends. To keep data representative, 10 per cent of homes have been excluded because they represent new or occasional users whose consumption data can be misleading. The application also claims that small streets with six residences or fewer have been excluded to ensure the privacy of homeowners. The EAC’s data pertains

to the May-June period this year. The application is still new and Kamilaris has asked Facebook users to use the application to help evaluate it but also to help consumers become aware of how much energy they use. It is available in Greek and English. Social Electricity won an international competition this year by the UN’s International Telecommunications Union. The application works on Macs and most commonly used Windows systems, and requires a Facebook account. Go to http://apps.facebook. com/socialelectricity to find out more or email

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Sir Norman: I’ve nothing to hide

BRITAIN TODAY Cheques theft admitted

Senior police officer defends his role in the discredited Hillsborough operation

A CLEANER has admitted stealing cheques from illusionist Derren Brown. Rocio Pavon-Navarrete, 47, took two signed cheques from Brown’s home while he was away. Co-accused Bernard Ayanbanjo, 48, went on trial for fraud after it was alleged he received the cheques from the cleaner and paid them into his bank account. Brown sat in the public gallery during the proceedings at Southwark Crown Court, wearing a brown suit, white shirt and black tie. Pavon-Navarrete, of Bardsley Lane, Greenwich, broke down in tears after pleading guilty to one charge of theft. She will be sentenced on October 11 and judge David Higgins warned her she could be jailed.

Care access restricted A THIRD of GPs believe regional health authorities are still rationing NHS treatments due to costs, according to a survey. Despite orders not to limit services, 35 per cent of general practitioners said primary care trusts (PCTs) are restricting access to a number of treatments. The poll, conducted by GP Magazine on 682 GPs, found PCTs are rationing operations for hernia, joint replacement and varicose veins. There were also restrictions on fertility treatments, tonsillectomies and access to some drugs. GPs believe health commissioners are also raising thresholds so most patients are not eligible for treatment, the magazine suggests.

Fraud register INSURERS yesterday launched a register of insurance fraudsters after calculating bogus claims rose 5 per cent last year, adding £50 to the average policyholder’s bill. The register is designed to help insurers identify fraudulent claims, easing a financial burden that has weighed on the industry’s profits.

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Sir Norman Bettison defended his role in the aftermath of the April 15, 1989 Hillsborough disaster

‘Alps kill scene like film’ THE first person on the scene of a quadruple murder in a quiet wooded area of the French Alps described it yesterday as something from a Hollywood movie, with bullet-ridden bodies in a car whose engine was still running and blood everywhere. Former British air force pilot Brett Martin had been out for a cycle ride last Wednesday when he came across another cyclist and three members of a holidaying British family who had been shot dead on a remote mountain road in the Annecy lake area. “It seemed to me just like a Hollywood scene. And if someone had said ‘cut’ and everybody got up and walked away that would have been it. But unfortunately it was real life,” said Martin, in an interview with BBC TV. The victims in the BMW car were Saad al-Hilli, an Iraqi-born engineer, his wife and mother-in-law. The brutality and unexplained nature of the killings have intrigued the media who have given the story prominent coverage. French prosecutors have named Hilli’s work in the aerospace industry or a family feud as possible motives. “There was a lot of blood and heads with bullet holes in them. It’s the sort of thing you would never in your life expect to come across,” said Martin. Among his impressions of the murder scene was first seeing a bike lying on its side, and a young child - Hilli’s seven-yearold daughter Zainab - stumbling out into the road. As he approached, he realised she had serious head injuries and was covered in blood. He moved her out of the path of the car before turning to the cyclist, quickly deducing he was dead. Martin did not see Hilli’s other daughter, four-year-old Zeena, hiding inside under the legs and skirt of her dead mother. She was only found unscathed, almost eight hours after police arrived.

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SIR Norman Bettison, the most senior serving police officer who was involved with South Yorkshire Police’s discredited Hillsborough operation, said yesterday he had “nothing to hide”. Sir Norman, now the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire, has faced calls to quit following the publication of an independent report into the tragedy in which 96 Liverpool fans were killed. In a statement yesterday he insisted that the behaviour of some fans in the stadium made the job of the police “harder than it needed to be”. He also defended his role in the aftermath of April 15, 1989, saying: “I never altered a statement nor asked for one to be altered.” Wednesday’s damning report, published by the Hillsborough Independent Panel, laid bare a shocking cover-up which had attempted to shift the blame

on to its 96 victims. The panel found that 164 police statements were altered, 116 of them to remove or alter “unfavourable” comments about the policing of the match and the unfolding disaster. They said: “The evidence shows conclusively that Liverpool fans neither caused nor contributed to the deaths of 96 men, women and children”. The families of the football supporters killed 23 years ago said the report had vindicated them, and have pledged to carry on their fight by pursuing criminal prosecutions against those who they said should “hang their heads in shame”. Sir Norman was an offduty South Yorkshire Police inspector when he attended the game, and was involved in an internal inquiry held by the force in its aftermath. He said: “Fans behaviour, to the extent that it was relevant at all, made the job of

the police, in the crush outside Leppings Lane turnstiles, harder than it needed to be. “But it didn’t cause the disaster any more than the sunny day that encouraged people to linger outside the stadium as kick off approached. I held those views then, I hold them now. I have never, since hearing the Taylor evidence unfold, offered any other interpretation in public or private.” Sir Norman, who is a former chief constable of Merseyside, added: “I really welcome the disclosure of all the facts that can be known about the Hillsborough tragedy because I have absolutely nothing to hide. “I read the 395-page report from cover to cover last night and that remains my position. “The panel, in my view, has produced a piece of work that will stand the test of time and scrutiny.

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Rutte wins polls, tough fiscal position likely Coalition with close political rival Samsom expected By Thomas Escritt and Gilbert Kreijger DUTCH Prime Minister Mark Rutte, one of the few European leaders to survive an election during the eurozone crisis, was expected to form a coalition with his close rival, Labour, and stay committed to a policy of fiscal discipline. The victory of two centrist, pro-European parties in the general election on Wednesday was hailed by analysts and investors as a sign one of Europe’s richest countries remained a close ally of Berlin. Liberal Party leader Rutte’s last government, which fell after two years, repeatedly urged fiscal discipline on the indebted countries of southern Europe, while insisting the Netherlands also needed to implement painful austerity measures to meet European Union deficit targets. The pro-business Liberals won 41 seats in the 150-seat chamber, while Diederik Samsom’s Labour Party came second with 39 seats, results

showed yesterday. Coalition talks were set to start yesterday and typically take weeks or even months in the Netherlands. The chairwoman of the lower house of parliament, Gerdi Verbeet, spoke by telephone to all the party leaders yesterday morning, and was set to meet them at 1200 GMT. Afterwards, she was to inform Queen Beatrix about which procedure parliament will follow in forming a new cabinet. While Labour is seen as the obvious partner, Rutte may lose his ally, the outspoken Finance Minister Jan Kees de Jager, whose Christian Democrat party crashed to its worst result ever, coming fifth.

INVESTORS SOOTHED Voters in one of Europe’s last countries with a triple-A credit rating roundly rejected two anti-European fringe parties that dominated the early stages of the campaign, reassuring investors who feared the Netherlands might reject Berlin’s strategy for dealing with the eurozone debt crisis.

“Moderate parties that are firmly in the pro-euro camp and committed to fiscal discipline emerged as the winners at a crucial time for the eurozone,” said Riccardo Barbieri Hermitte, chief European economist at Mizuho International.

MAJORITY Together, Labour and Liberals would command a comfortable majority in the lower chamber of parliament, although they would need a third party to have majority support in the senate, or upper chamber. Party leaders were to meet in The Hague later yesterday to begin coalition talks, which at least one senior Liberal figure said would be difficult. “There are two clear winners who are substantially different from each other,” Jozias van Aartsen, the mayor of The Hague, told Dutch radio. During its campaign, Labour called for a slower pace of cuts in order to allow for fiscal stimulus at home, and Samsom said he was prepared

to allow Greece more time to meet its targets “if that is good for Europe”. In contrast, Rutte emphasised that fiscal discipline was essential, and Greece should not get a third bailout. Regardless, parliamentary arithmetic means it would be almost impossible to form a coalition that did not include these two leading parties. “Whatever coalition is formed it will include these two,” said Rudy Andeweg, professor of politics at Leiden University. Rutte and Samsom were keeping their cards close to their chests yesterday, with Rutte saying he would be “silent” about attempts to form a cabinet. The leader of the anti-immigration Freedom Party, Geert Wilders, had said he would pull the country out of the 27nation bloc and reintroduce the Dutch guilder. He won 15 seats, almost halving his parliamentary representation. The Socialist Party, which opposed austerity at home and abroad and characterised eurozone bailouts as hand-outs to banks, also won 15 seats.

Dutch PM and Liberal party VVD-leader Rutte (above) said he would be ‘silent’ about efforts to form a cabinet

Khmer Rouge ‘first lady’ to be freed ONE of the most senior figures in Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime is set to walk free this week after an international court ruled yesterday she was mentally unfit to stand trial. Ieng Thirith, a former social affairs minister and sister-in-law of the late architect of the 1970s “Killing Fields” revolution, Pol Pot, had made no improvement in her mental state since last November, the court said, when experts said she was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The 80-year-old, known as the “Khmer Rouge First Lady”, would be released today if no appeal was lodged by prosecutors, said Neth Pheaktra, a spokesman at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia (ECCC), as the hybrid United Nations-Cambodian tribunal is known. Although a recovery was never expected, the release of Ieng Thirith, a French-educated former Shakespeare scholar, will be another blow for Cambodians seeking an

Mentally unfit: Ieng Thirith explanation for the horrors of the Khmer Rouge’s fouryear reign of terror. Since it was set up in 2005, the court has suffered from a shortage of funds and been beset by resignations and allegations of political interference. It has delivered only one verdict: life imprisonment for the chief of the notorious Tuol Sleng Prison, Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch. An estimated 1.7 to 2.2 mil-

lion people - nearly a quarter of the population - died during Khmer Rouge rule from 1975 to 1979. They were executed or tortured to death or died of starvation or disease during Pol Pot’s attempt to create a peasant utopia. The ECCC said in a statement there was no chance Ieng Thirith could be tried in the foreseeable future, so the charges of crimes against humanity and genocide would be dropped and the court was “obliged to order the accused released from detention”. Ieng Thirith was one of four elderly and frail defendants in case 002, the court’s most high-profile case to date. Others in the dock are “Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea, ex-president Khieu Samphan and former foreign minister Ieng Sary, Ieng Thirith’s husband. Many Cambodians fear that because of the complexity of their cases, the elderly suspects could die before a verdict is delivered. Ieng Sary, 87, is in hospital suffering from dizziness and fatigue.

S. African miners pressure ANC with new strike call STRIKING South African platinum miners delivered much higher pay demands yesterday and threatened to spread industrial action further, deepening a crisis that is becoming the biggest threat to the ruling ANC since the end of apartheid. In the face of the spiralling labour unrest in Africa’s biggest economy, President Jacob Zuma said the government would crack down on anybody stirring up trouble. “It is not just the miners striking. It also some people of some description who are going there to instigate miners,” said Zuma, who faces an ANC leadership election in December. “We are going to be acting very soon,” he told parliament in Cape Town.

What began as an industrial dispute has evolved into a grass-roots rebellion by blacks who have seen little improvement in their lives since white minority rule ended 18 years ago. At a football stadium in the heart of the platinum belt, thousands of workers heard a call from one protest leader for a national strike to “bring the mining companies to their knees”. “On Sunday, we are starting with a general strike here in Rustenburg,” Mametlwe Sebei, from a fringe Marxist political party, told the workers near the town which lies 100 km (60 miles) northwest of Johannesburg. He drew mild applause from the crowd, armed with sticks and machetes, and it was unclear if the strike call would be heeded.

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Mursi: attacks on embassies are wrong EGYPT’S president said yesterday he supported peaceful protest, but not attacks on embassies after Egyptians angry at a film deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammad climbed into the U.S. embassy in Cairo and tore down the American flag. Highlighting the challenge facing President Mohamed Mursi, protesters threw stones at police blocking their approach to the fortress-like embassy near Tahrir Square, even as his televised address was broadcast yesterday. Police fired tear gas back. Hundreds of demonstrators had gathered in the area, but a smaller group of those joined battles with police. The Health Ministry said 70 people were injured, according to the state news agency, and 23 people were detained. Many Muslims believe depicting the Prophet is blasphemous. In the past, cases where the Prophet has been deemed to be insulted have stirred condemnation and protests across the Islamic world. “Expressing opinion, freedom to protest and announcing positions is guaranteed, but without assaulting private or public property, diplomatic missions or embassies,” said Mursi, an Islamist who is Egypt’s first freelyelected president. He pledged to protect foreigners in Egypt, a comment he repeated during a news conference in Brussels where he was making his first European trip to build ties with European Union states and secure support for Egypt’s embattled economy. The EU offered macroeconomic aid of 500 million euros ($644.4 million) and between 150 million and 200 million euros for economic recovery. The US embassy assault will test Mursi’s handling of ties with the West and particularly the US, a close ally of Egypt under ousted President Hosni Mubarak and which has long been wary of Islamists. But Mursi needs to strike a balance by addressing the anger over a film that portrayed the Prophet as a philanderer and religious fake, enraging Muslims across the region.

Brahimi in Damascus as rebels pounded

Yemeni protesters try to break through the US embassy in Sanaa during a protest over a film mocking Islam yesterday (AFP)

Yemeni protesters storm US embassy By Mohammed Ghobari HUNDREDS of Yemeni demonstrators stormed the U.S. embassy in Sanaa yesterday in protest at a film they consider blasphemous to Islam, and clashes with security forces injured at least 15 people. Young protesters, shouting “We sacrifice ourselves for you, Messenger of God”, smashed windows of the security offices outside the embassy with stones and burned at least five cars as they broke through the main gate of the heavily fortified compound in eastern Sanaa, the witnesses said. “We can see a fire inside the compound and security forces are firing in the air. The demonstrators are fleeing and then charging back,” one witness said. Witnesses said embassy guards fired in the air to keep

Clashes over prophet film leave at least 15 injured the protesters at bay. Riot control forces later used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the demonstrators. A security source said at least 15 people were wounded, some from bullets and 12 people were arrested. “Initial reports are that all embassy personnel are safe and accounted for,” an embassy spokesman said by telephone. The protest followed Tuesday night’s storming of the United States Consulate and a safe house in Benghazi, where the US ambassador to Libya and three other staff were killed. President Barack Obama said the perpetrators would be tracked down and ordered two de-

stroyers to the Libyan coast. Demonstrators blamed the United States for the film, posted on YouTube under several titles, including Innocence of Muslims. The film depicted the Prophet Mohammad in terms seen as blasphemous by Muslims and was condemned by Washington. The film briefly united Houthi Shi’ite Muslim rebels based in northern Yemen with their traditional rivals, Sunni Muslim Salafists, at the protest. Witnesses said security forces in Yemen made no effort to stop the demonstrators when they first began marching towards the embassy compound. Some held banners declaring ‘God

is Greatest’, while others scaled the embassy gate as tyres blazed outside. The protesters threw stones and some smashed light bulbs and signs before attacking the security offices and the compound. Yemen state television showed protesters using a forklift truck to remove a vehicle, while one of them battered it with a stick. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, offered “a personal apology” to President Barack Obama over the incident and ordered a swift investigation. Hadi also promised to ensure that those responsible be properly punished, state news agency Saba said. A Yemeni security source said Interior Minster Abdul Qader Qahtan personally oversaw the deployment of riot control forces to the area, to clear the protesters from inside the compound.

INTERNATIONAL peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi arrived in Syria’s capital yesterday as state forces pounded its eastern outskirts to flush out rebels trying to retain a foothold in Damascus. Brahimi’s mission is a challenging one as neither side in the rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad seems ready to put down arms. Nor does Brahimi enjoy the necessary support from a divided world and Middle East powers. Opposition activists reported a fighter jet flying overhead and helicopter gunships firing down on suburbs that have housed insurgents struggling to topple Assad after the ouster of four other Arab autocrats in popular revolts over the past 18 months. “There is a fresh campaign on the eastern parts of Damascus,” said an activist, speaking on Skype from the capital. “Helicopters are roaming the skies and right now they are firing on Zamalka district.” The 17-month-old conflict is escalating, with more than 27,000 dead, and has engulfed many areas around the seat of government, once believed impregnable to Assad’s opponents. His forces appear to be trying to keep opposition fighters out of the heart of Damascus by bombarding rebel-infiltrated outskirts with tanks, artillery, and helicopters. Brahimi, a veteran Algerian diplomat who replaced former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as head of a struggling international peace mission on Syria, was expected to meet opposition figures and government officials, including Assad. “There is a crisis, no one denies it,” he said on arrival in the Syrian capital. “We hope to contribute to (ending the violence) during the days and weeks ahead.” But his mission suffers from the fact that Western powers, as well as Gulf Arab states, are backing the opposition, while Russia, Iran and China are supporting Assad’s government. The result has been deadlock in the UN Security Council as the death toll climbs and the refugee count soars to over 200,000.

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Business Next, John Lewis warn growth may stall

Investors see challenges, risks to BAE-EADS tie-up

NEXT and John Lewis , two of Britain’s best performing retailers, warned of a slowdown in an already troubled sector, dampening hopes that consumers might help return the economy to growth. Next, Britain’s second biggest clothing retailer behind M&S, said yesterday sales in August and September were disappointing, while department stores and food group John Lewis said consumer demand “remained fragile” and it did not expect its heady rate of growth to continue. Both Next and privatelyowned John Lewis reported strong first-half profits, having been two of the best performers in a troubled retail sector, so their concern is bad news for a UK economy that tipped back into recession in the first quarter and is reliant on consumers to return it to growth. Last week a retail survey said underlying sales fell in August as the London Olympics failed to provide the hoped for boost to demand, but hopes of improving economic prospects had been raised on Wednesday by data showing more Britons were in work. The trading updates yesterday hit shares across the sector, with Next down 6.6 per cent and other clothing retailers Marks and Spencer and Debenhams down 1.25 per cent and 2.3 per cent respectively. The gloomier news followed comments by Kingfisher, owner of DIY firm B&Q, and J Sainsbury, Britain’s third largest grocer, which said on Wednesday there were signs of a post Olympics feel-good factor in the UK. Next’s Chief Executive Simon Wolfson said the firm had not yet worked out why its sales had slowed, whether it was due to the Olympics and Paralympics, warmer weather at the end of the period or the economy.

EADS, BAE shares down as obstacles feared By James Regan and Gernot Heller SHARES in EADS and Britain’s BAE Systems tumbled yesterday as investors feared a planned tie-up aimed at creating the world’s biggest defence and aerospace group could run up against political and regulatory obstacles. If talks unveiled late on Wednesday culminate in a deal, BAE shareholders would hold 40 per cent and EADS investors 60 per cent in a giant with products ranging from Airbus commercial planes to Typhoon warplanes and BAE’s Astute-class nuclear-powered submarines. Potentially the biggest shake-up in the European aerospace and defence sector in a decade, it would underline the push by defence firms to offset the impact of shrinking national military budgets with more revenues from the commercial sector. But the accord will need the backing of Germany and France to unravel the 12year-old shareholder pact underpinning the strategic European aerospace champion, while the enlarged group must win the trust needed to deal with security-minded customers from the Pentagon to the Gulf. With European politicians wary of the possible impact on jobs - especially in France where unemployment has reached 13-year highs - the

Workmen stand at the BAE Systems’ Govan shipyard in Glasgow, Scotland, in this file picture taken May 26, 2011 head of EADS’ Airbus unit sought to reassure staff that a deal was designed to strengthen their company. “Such a combination would strengthen EADS and BAE Systems - thereby making Airbus part of a stronger company overall,” Fabrice Bregier said in a letter to employees, adding that any deal would not affect Airbus’ organisation, product plans, manufacturing or future strategies. Yet by 1215 GMT, EADS’ shares had fallen nearly 9 per cent to 28.57 euros and BAE shares were down 7.4 per cent

to 336.8 pence as investors acknowledged the logic of the move but fretted shareholders would lose out. “A merger would allow EADS to achieve its aim of balancing civil aerospace ... with non-Airbus activities,” Citigroup analysts said in a note. “However, we believe achieving merger synergies for the combined entity could be difficult, particularly given the need to ring-fence certain strategically sensitive activities,” they added, downgrading EADS’ shares to “neutral”

from “buy”. Ratings agency Fitch said the tie-up had “sound industrial logic” but noted it would require the approval of regulators in France, Germany, the United States, Britain and Saudi Arabia. “Considering the complexity and security sensitivity of some defence contracts, this may prove to be a long and arduous process,” it said. Western defence spending is under severe pressure from public finances on both sides of the Atlantic, forcing Europe’s two largest defence

companies to rethink strategies for growth. “I think it is now recognised that you can’t sustain a global defence company off the budget of a medium-sized or even large-sized European country,” said Nick Witney, senior research fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. The combined group as it stands would eclipse US rival Boeing with sales of about 72 billion euros ($93 billion), based on 2011 numbers. It would total some 220,000 employees worldwide.


Italy yields down at auction post ECB pledge ‘Spread Peugeot cuts pain’

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

ITALIAN three-year borrowing costs fell to their lowest in almost two years at an auction yesterday, adding to signs the eurozone’s debt crisis has been tempered by bold action by the European Central Bank. The Treasury also paid lower yields to sell its first 15year bond in more than a year, indicating longer-term borrowing was also benefitting from the ECB’s plan for buying bonds issued by the governments struggling most with high debt. “The very fact that the Treasury issued its longest-dated conventional bond since Italy was sucked into the eurozone crisis last summer says much about the dramatic improvement in sentiment towards the periphery,” said Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy. Debt markets have eased much of the pressure on the two bigger eurozone econo-

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Draghi has pledged to defend the euro at all cost mies now in the line of fire in the crisis since ECB President Mario Draghi made a pledge in late July to do all that was needed to defend the euro. But there are still concerns, ranging from whether Italy and Spain can generate the growth

needed to bring down debt, to the shape of an Italian government after 2013 elections and if they will stick to any conditions attached to ECB bond-buying. Spiro said it was premature to think the crisis that has rocked the eurozone for almost three years has been stemmed for good, and that Italy remained vulnerable. “The depth of the recession, the scant prospect for meaningful growth, the size of the country’s refinancing requirements and, crucially, the increasingly uncertain political outlook all pose significant risks going forward.” Underscoring those concerns, Italy’s business lobby Confindustria said the eurozone’s third biggest economy would shrink 2.4 per cent this year and 0.6 per cent in 2013. It also said the vote due in the spring “could lead to postponement of decisions on spending and investments”.

FRANCE’S industry ministry is pressing the country’s leading carmaker to limit the impact of a domestic restructuring set to claim 8,000 jobs - by shifting part of the cuts burden to Spain. Arnaud Montebourg, industrial renewal minister, was expected to raise the issue in talks yesterday with PSA Peugeot Citroen chief executive Philippe Varin over a plan that involves shutting the firm’s historic Aulnay plant near Paris. “It’s not just Aulnay. A production line is also set to be lost in Rennes, while the Madrid plant is being kept open,” said Montebourg, charged by the Socialist government with leading efforts to coax Peugeot into a rethink. A spokesman for Spain’s industry ministry said the decision over where the cuts would fall was a matter for a private company and declined to comment further. But Montebourg’s proposal is likely to go down badly in recession-scarred Spain, where the government of Mariano Rajoy is close to seeking a sovereign debt bailout as it battles to bring down the European Union’s highest unemployment rate of just under 25 per cent. Montebourg repeated the government’s line that the firm’s shakeup plan was “unacceptable” as it was and kept up pressure for tweaks. “We are going to have a debate with Peugeot management about opportunities and choices. Personally I prefer that the emphasis is put on closures outside France rather than inside France,” he told public radio station France Inter. Peugeot was not available for comment. Peugeot announced the job cuts in July in response to mounting losses at its core automotive division. A government-appointed expert this week faulted the decision to close the French operations while sparing the plant in Madrid.

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Reported troika measures seem to be reasonable and logical NOBODY knows who leaked the document containing the troika’s proposed measures for the Cyprus economy, but whoever it was has performed a useful service. Now people do not have to rely on speculative reports by newspapers or alarmist revelations by pro-government politicians who believed that demonising the troika was a national duty. And the government can no longer mislead the public with claims that the troika had only submitted some ‘ideas’ and that consultations were ongoing. As the document showed, very specific proposals were made on how to cut spending and increase state revenue, exposing the wishful thinking of our politicians about the troika funds being used for development and growth. Predictably, political parties reacted angrily to the measures, describing them as harsh, but what did they expect? Did they seriously think that we would be loaned five to 10 billion euro to spend without making the spending cuts that would enable us to repay the loans? Would Cyprus have been the first country in the world to be bailed out without the lenders setting any conditions? Under the circumstances, the measures proposed by the troika are not too harsh. If anything they are quite reasonable and nothing more than any person who knows a few things about economics would have expected, given the state of public finances. We all agree that the state payroll needs to be reduced and this could only be done through pay cuts. The troika suggested a four-year wage freeze, non payment of the 13th salary for four years, abolition of CoLA, scrapping of allowances paid to state officials and the payment of monthly contributions by public employees towards their pensions. It also suggested the abolition of a range of untargeted benefits as well as bonus welfare payments. To increase revenue, it proposed a small increase to VAT and increases of taxes on petrol, tobacco and alcohol. The measures were kept simple so they would be easy to implement and their effects would be immediate. Workers in the private sector would not be affected apart from losing out on CoLA – a good thing for the economy – making a mockery of the government’s rhetoric about defending the ‘conquests of the workers’. And it is only fair that cuts would be restricted to the public sector, which is the root cause for the bankruptcy of the state. Nobody knows what President Christofias plans to do, but on Wednesday night he told a group of civil servants that “we will not manage without sacrifices,” thus indicating that he was finally coming to terms with reality. How long it would take him to take a decision, however, is another matter.

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N EUROPE the crisis continues to be felt by many. We are taking important decisions but the reality is that we have not yet convinced citizens, markets or our international partners. Doubts persist over whether some countries are ready to reform and others are ready to show solidarity so that the Euro and the European project are irreversible. Europe needs a new direction. Europe needs a new thinking. In Europe, this means first accepting that we are all in the same boat. We need to unite to have the scale and efficiency we need to be a global player and safeguard our values in a changing world. We need a Decisive Deal for Europe. We must leave no doubt that we are determined to reform together. This deal requires the completion of a deep and genuine economic union, based on a political union. Firstly, we need growth. At the national level it means structural reforms that have been postponed for decades, tackling vested interests and reforming the labour market to balance security with flexibility. At the European level, we need to be more decisive about breaking down barriers, whether physical, economic or digital. And we need to agree a European Union budget dedicated to investment, growth and reform. This will only work if it is fair and equitable. In some parts of Europe we are seeing a real social emergency. I do not agree that the European social model is dead. An effective social protection system that helps those in need is not a hindrance to prosperity. Across the European Union, reform and consolidation measures are being implemented. Joint financial backstops are being put in place, and the European Central Bank has consistently shown that it stands by the Euro. We have a chance this Autumn to come to a turning point on Greece. If Greece banishes all doubts about its commitment to reform. And if all other countries banish all doubts about their determination to keep Greece in the Euro area, we can do it. If Greece stands by its commitments it should stay in our family. It should stay in the Euro. Securing the integrity of the Euro is our most urgent chal-

Comnent Jose Manuel Barroso lenge. This is the joint responsibility of the Member States and the Community Institutions. All actors should respect the European Central Bank’s independence. We must complete the economic and monetary union. We must create a banking union and a fiscal union. The crisis has shown that when banks became transnational, rules and oversight remained national. That when things went wrong, it was the taxpayers who had to pick up the bill. This week we have proposed a single European supervisory mechanism – a quantum leap - as a stepping stone to a banking union which will restore confidence in the supervision of the banks. We also need a fiscal union for Europe. The economic decisions of one member state impact the others. So we need stronger economic policy cooperation enforced by the European Commission as the independent European authority. The Commission will publish this autumn a blueprint with legal drafting for deepening the economic and monetary union. If we want economic and monetary union to succeed we must take parallel action for a political union. To achieve this we need to develop a European public space, where European issues are debated from a European standpoint. This is best achieved by a strengthening of the European Parliament and the emergence of real European political parties. This will be helped if all the European political parities present their candidate for the post of Commission President at the European Parliament elections in 2014. A political union also means doing more to fulfil our global role. More than ever our citizens and the new world order need an active and influential Europe. A Europe that stands by its values. The appalling situation in Syria reminds us that we can not afford to be bystanders. We will need to move towards a federation of nation states. Not a superstate but a democratic


Europe needs a new direction and a new thinking. federation of nation states that can tackle our common problems, through the sharing of sovereignty in a way that each country is better equipped to control its own destiny. This will ultimately require a new Treaty. There must be a broad debate all over Europe. Europe cannot be technocratic, bureaucratic or diplomatic. It has to be ever more democratic. Before the next European Parliament elections, the Commission will present its ideas on the future European Union. We will put forward explicit ideas for treaty change in time for this debate. While deeper integration is indispensible for the euro area and its members, it should be open to all member states. In Europe, we need no more walls dividing us. This is the magnitude of the decisions that Member States and their citizens will need to make over time. We must use

the 2014 election to mobilise all pro-European forces. We must not allow the populists and the nationalists to set a negative agenda. I expect all those who call themselves Europeans to stand up and take the initiative in this debate. Because even more dangerous than the scepticism of the anti-Europeans, is the indifference or the pessimism of the pro-Europeans. Many will say that this is too ambitious, that it is not realistic. I disagree. The realistic way forward is the way that makes us stronger and more united. If there is a bias, let it be a bias for hope. We can do it. If we are proud to be Europeans. If we make a common effort. Previous generations have overcome bigger challenges. Now it is for this generation to show they are up to the task.  Jose Manuel Barroso is President of the European Commission



25 years ago Wednesday September 14, 1987

Prime Minister Clement Attlee opens the largest oil refinery in Europe, at Fawley on Southampton Water.

There was still no official explanation of how part of the wing of the St Barnabas church collapsed on Monday night. The government spokesman said yesterday that the Ministry of Communications and Works in consultation with the Archbishop are arranging for a factfinding committee to investigate and decide what safety measures should be taken regarding the rest of the building.

1960 The army says it is in control of the West African state of Congo after a day of heavy fighting which left up to 70 people dead.

1960 The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded.

1985 Moscow retaliates two days after Britain expels 25 Soviet spies following the defection of KGB chief Oleg Gordievsky.

1982 Princess Grace of Monaco dies of the injuries she sustained in a car crash near Monte Carlo the day before.

35 years ago Friday September 14, 1977 The UN Security Council held an unofficial meeting yesterday morning and was due to meet again late in the day to consider the adoption of a resolution on Cyprus. The draft resolution was tabled during the morning session at which the representatives of France, China and Britain were among the speakers.

45 years ago Saturday September 14, 1967 Another full-fledged war between the Arabs and Israelis is inevitable, the editor of Al Ahram newspaper a close friend of President Nasser said today. Editor Heykal wrote that there was no alternative to an armed clash and this would have to take the form of a conventional war rather than the Vietnam-type of guerilla fighting.

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Marvel comics kills off beloved Professor X, founder of X-Men By Zorianna Kitt

The X-Men characters have been brought to the big screen in a series of films starring Patrick Stewart as Professor X

PROFESSOR X, the Marvel comic book character who formed and led the superhero mutant team known as X-Men, has been killed off. The latest issue of comic book Avengers VS. X-Men, out on Wednesday, saw the wheelchair bound and tele-

pathic character, whose full name is Charles Xavier, get killed by Cyclops, a member of his very own X-Men team. “When we first crafted Avengers VS. X-Men, we didn’t set out to kill any characters, but as the story progressed it became obvious that this had to be the last stand of Charles Xavier,” Axel Alonso, editor-in-

chief of Marvel Entertainment, said in a statement. “Rest assured his death will reverberate across the Marvel Universe, leading into major launches like Uncanny Avengers and AllNew X-Men this fall,” Alonso added. The storyline’s dramatic conclusion will occur in the follow-up issue, due out October 3.

Dylan says charges made by ‘wussies and pussies’ BOB Dylan has angrily responded to charges he plagiarised some of his lyrics, calling critics “wussies and pussies” and saying musical appropriation is “part of the folk tradition.” In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine the influential singer-songwriter made his first public comments on the accusations, saying that in folk and jazz music “quotation is a rich and enriching tradition.” “Everyone else can do it but not me,” he complained. “There are different rules for me.” Rolling Stone released excerpts of the interview on Wednesday and Reuters obtained a complete transcript. In 2003, the Wall Street Journal reported that lyrics from Dylan’s 2001 record Love and Theft were remarkably similar to phrases in an obscure 1995 biography of a Japanese mobster. A line from the biography, “I’m not as cool or forgiving as I might have sounded” was compared to Dylan’s “I’m not quite as cool or forgiving as I sound.” Twelve such similar phrasings have been identified. In 2006, the New York Times made similar claims about a

Civil War era poet’s phrasings and Dylan’s 2006 record Modern Times. “I’m working within my art form,” the 71 year-old singer told Rolling Stone. “It’s that simple. ... It’s called songwriting. It has to do with melody and rhythm, and then after that, anything goes. You make everything yours. We all do it.” “These are the same people that tried to pin the name Judas on me,” Dylan added, referring to bitter 1960s folk fans who decried his move into electric guitar blues and famously compared the singer to the Biblical apostle who betrayed Jesus. “Judas - the most hated name in human history!” he exclaimed. “If you think you’ve been called a bad name, try to work your way out from under that. Yeah, and for what? For playing an electric guitar? As if that is in some kind of way equitable to betraying our Lord and delivering him up to be crucified. All those evil ... can rot in hell,” he said. Musical appropriation - using familiar cultural references or language in a new context - is different from non-fiction writing or journalism, said Sean Wilentz, a Princeton University professor of American history who has written extensively about Dylan. “Of course it’s legitimate,”

Wilentz told Reuters on Wednesday of Dylan’s use of others’ material. “Dylan’s frame of reference is so much larger than most songwriters’ - more literary, historical and philosophical.” Wilentz said crediting bits and pieces of another’s work is scholarly tradition, not an artistic tradition. “Creating art is different, and always has been, especially the kind Dylan creates,” he said. Dylan, who released Tempest, his 35th studio album this week, has been scrutinised throughout his 50-year career, at least in part because he has proven so unpredictable and defied convention at virtually every turn. In 2006, he stunned fans when he appeared in a sensuous Victoria’s Secret commercial. In 1990, he released an album made up largely of children’s nursery rhymes. In the late 1970s, the Jewish-raised Dylan embraced Christianity and sang only religiousthemed music for several years. In a 50-year career, he has won 11 Grammys, an Academy Award, a Pulitzer Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom and numerous other awards. “I’m not like you,” he told the Rolling Stone interviewer at one point.

Rapper Plan B, indie rockers The Maccabees and soul singer Lianne La Havas were among the 12 nominees for Britain’s annual Barclaycard Mercury Prize announced on Wednesday. Alternative pop act Alt-J, soul artist Michael Kiwanuka, Londoner Jessie Ware and Sheffield’s Richard Hawley were also nominated for the prize, set up 20 years ago as an alternative to the Brit Awards. Rounding out the shortlist were Ben Howard, Django Django, Field Music, Roller Trio and Sam Lee. “The twelve albums share a common sense of adventure, pushing music in fresh and dynamic directions,” organisers said of the selection. The winner will be announced on November 1.


In a 50-year career, Dylan has won 11 Grammys, an Academy Award, a Pulitzer Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom

Gwyneth Paltrow named best dressed woman By Jill Serjeant

The actress came out on top in a People mag poll

ACTRESS Gwyneth Paltrow was named the ‘World’s Best Dressed Woman’ of 2012 by People magazine on Wednesday, wowing the celebrity magazine with a simple elegant style that avoids some of fashion’s quirkier trends. The Oscar-winning actress, 39, and wife of Coldplay front man Chris Martin, headed a list of the year’s style mavens that included Prince William’s wife Kate, R&B star Rihanna, and the Kardashian family of TV reality show fame. People said the list was compiled after soliciting input from the celebrity magazine’s 42 million readers, its editors and fashion bloggers.

Mercury music shortlist unveiled By Mike Collett-White

Singer slams plagiarism accusations By Chris Francescani

The X-Men characters have been brought to the big screen in a series of films starring Patrick Stewart as Professor X and James Marsden as Cyclops including 2000’s X-Men, 2003’s X2 and 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand. Last year, a prequel to those films, X-Men First Class, had British actor James McAvoy as the professor.

While Oscar-winner Paltrow won the best dressed title, fashion icon Kate Middleton - formally known as the Duchess of Cambridge - was named the woman with the best classic style. Paltrow’s stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, told People that the actress was not a slave to trends. “She doesn’t do fringe. She has a uniform. It’s simple, not overdone,” Saltzman said. Emma Stone, the 23-year-old star of The Amazing Spider-Man and The Help, was chosen as having the best red carpet style, while singer Rihanna was praised for taking the most risks in her fashion choices. Actresses Jessica Alba (best jeans), Jennifer Lawrence (best under 25s), and Reese Witherspoon (best pregnancy) also made the top 10, along with Austral-

ian model Miranda Kerr. Among men, honours went to actors Andrew Garfield, Brad Pitt, Colin Firth, Robert Pattinson, Chris and Liam Hemsworth and singer Jay-Z. People also looked back at some of the fashion faux pas of 2012. The magazine recalled an orange lace dress worn with prominent black underwear by pop singer Fergie, and a floral floor-length dress worn by Sarah Jessica Parker that fashion blogger Heather Cocks said made the Sex and the City actress look like a cast member of polygamy TV reality show Sister Wives. People’s special Best & Worst Dressed double issue hit news stands yesterday and can be seen online at www.people. com/bestdressed.

The Mercury Prize is renowned for its esoteric choices, and the most recognisable nominee this year is Plan B, real name Ben Drew, whose 2010 album The Defamation of Strickland Banks topped the charts. He is shortlisted for Ill Manors, a No. 1 hip-hop record that was also the soundtrack to his directorial movie debut of the same name about life on the streets of an underprivileged area of London. Mercury organisers called it “a brilliantly visceral soundtrack to an angry, troubling and harsh picture of life on the underside of London in 2012.” Eight of the 12 albums shortlisted for the Mercury Prize are debut releases, and several notable records from the previous 12 months have been overlooked including Kate Bush’s 50 Words For Snow and Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto. Last year’s winner was PJ Harvey for Let England Shake, making her the only artist to have won the award twice. She beat chart queen Adele (21) and Tinie Tempah (Disc-Overy) among others.

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Fish oil not answer for heart health OMEGA-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as sardines and salmon and once touted as a way of staving off heart disease and stroke, don’t help after all, according to a Greek study. Based on a review and analysis of previous clinical trials including more than 68,000 participants, Greek researchers whose report appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association said the fatty acids have no impact on overall death rates, deaths from heart disease, or strokes and heart attacks. This was true whether they were obtained from supplements such as pills, or from fish in the diet, said the researchers, led by Mosef Elisef at the University Hospital of Ioannina. A decade ago, medical evidence suggested that boosting

omega-3s, including the acids known as EPA and DHA, with food or supplements had a strong protective effect even though the mechanism wasn’t understood. Scientists cited improvements in levels of triglycerides - a type of fat in the blood - as well as blood pressure levels and heart rhythm disturbances.

risk of getting testicular cancer is about one in 270 - and because effective treatment is available, the risk of dying from the disease is just one in 5,000.

Marijuana tied to testicular cancer

WOMEN who eat a fatty diet when pregnant could unwittingly be increasing the risk of their daughters and granddaughters getting breast cancer, research has shown. Chronic exposure to hormone-like chemicals in food and drinking water may have a similar effect down the generations, evidence suggests. The findings, from a study of rats, could explain why breast cancer often runs in families even though known inherited genes account for only a small number of cases. Researchers fed pregnant female rats a high-fat diet from before conception to the time they gave birth. Their daughters were 55 to 60 per cent more likely to develop breast cancer than animals whose mothers were fed a normal diet. When the daughters eventually gave birth themselves, their female offspring were equally at greater risk of breast cancer. The raised risk from fatty diets did not extend to the great granddaughters of the original rats. But the impact of a hormone supplement was felt across three generations.

YOUNG men who had smoked marijuana recreationally were twice as likely to be diagnosed with testicular cancer than men who have never used marijuana, according to a US study. Researchers whose findings appeared in the journal Cancer said the link appeared to be specific to a type of tumor known as nonseminoma. “This is the third study consistently demonstrating a greater than doubling of risk of this particularly undesirable subtype of testicular cancer among young men with marijuana use,” said Victoria Cortessis of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, who led the study. “I myself feel like we need to take this seriously now,” she added, noting that the rates of testicular cancer have been rising inexplicably over the past century. The research isn’t ironclad proof that the marijuana is to blame, and even if it is, the danger isn’t overwhelming. According to the American Cancer Society, a man’s lifetime

Fatty diet linked to breast cancer

European breast screening ‘benefits outweigh harms’

UNICEF hails rapid progress on child survival

Between seven and nine livess saved for every 1,000 women screened ned

COU COUNTRIES across the wor world are making rapid pro progress on child survival rate rates, showing it is possible to bring b down child mortality significantly in two decade ades, the United Nations Chi Children’s Fund said yesterday day. In its latest report on child s r su survival, UNICEF hailed a sharp drop of about 40 p cent in the number of per children under the age of five dying, with the estimated global toll falling from nearly 12 million in 1990 to 6.9 million in 2011. There was progress across diverse nations with varied wealth, UNICEF said, providing evidence that neither a c country’s regional nor e economic status was nece essarily a barrier to being ab able to reduce child death ra rates. P Poor countries such as Ban Bangladesh, Liberia and Rw Rwanda, middle-income cou countries such as Brazil, Mon Mongolia and Turkey, and high high-income countries such as Oman and Portugal, all made what UNICEF described as dramatic gains, lowering their under-five death rates by more than two-thirds between 1990 and 2011. Anthony Lake, UNICEF’s executive director, said the decline was a “significant success” and testament to the work of governments, donors, agencies and families. “But there is also unfinished business,” he added. “Millions of children under five are still dying each year from largely preventable causes for which there are proven, affordable interventions.” The report showed that 11 per cent of child deaths equating to 759,000 a year or 2,079 a day - are due to diarrhoeal diseases, of which 88 per cent can be attributed to a lack of clean water, safe sanitation and hygiene.

By Kate Kelland NATIONAL breast screening programmes in Europe save more lives by catching tumours early than they harm through over-diagnosis and women should be made more aware of benefit-risk balance, researchers said yesterday. In the first comprehensive review of European breast cancer screening programmes, scientists found that for every 1,000 women aged 50 to 69 screened every two years, between seven and nine lives are saved. But in a finding likely to add to an already fierce international debate about the merits of routine screening for cancer, they also found that in the same group, four women would be “over-diagnosed” when screening picks up a tumour that would never have presented a problem. Stephen Duffy, professor of cancer screening at Queen Mary, University of London and one of two lead researchers on the study said the harm caused by over-diagnosis in the few women was clearly outweighed by the reduction in cancer deaths. “(This review) reports results from screening millions of women, and confirms that the screening services are delivering the benefits expected from the research studies conducted years ago,” he said as the research was published in the Journal of Medical Screening. “In particular it is good news that lives saved by screening outweigh over-diagnosed cases by a factor of two to one.” ‘Over-diagnosed’ breast cancers are tumours diagnosed during screening which would never have given rise to any symptoms during a woman’s lifetime and would not have been diagnosed had

she not been screened. That can lead to women undergoing unnecessary and invasive treatment and suffering the physical and psychological impact of a breast cancer diagnosis that would otherwise not have come up. The researchers also found that for every 1,000 women screened, 170 women would have at least one recall for a non-invasive assessment before a negative result could be confirmed, and 30 women would have at least one recall for an invasive procedure, such as a biopsy, before getting a negative result. These types of results are called “false positives” and can cause stress and anxiety until a negative result is confirmed. The issues of over-diagnosis and false positives were at the heart of rows among cancer patients and specialists in Europe and the United States which blew up in 2009 when American health officials questioned the value of routine mammograms for women at age 40 and suggested raising the annual screening age to 50. Nordic scientists then published a study in 2010 which found no evidence that screening women for breast cancer has any effect on death rates and said it was “time to question whether screening has delivered the promised effect”. Worldwide, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and around 1.38 million women were diagnosed it in 2008, according to the World Health Organisation’s Globocan database. In Europe, including nonEuropean Union (EU) countries, 425,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in 2008 and 129,000 European women died of the disease. For this latest study, the Eu-

ropean Screening Network (EUROSCREEN) a working group with members from nine European countries where screening programmes have been assessed reviewed estimates of benefit in published studies in terms of cancer deaths prevented, and the major harms such as over-diagnosis. It also reviewed the organisation, participation rates

Mel B went topless this week to show her support for breast cancer

and performance parameters of 26 screening programmes in 18 countries involving 12 million women between 2001 and 2007. Eugenio Paci, director of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute in Florence, Italy and the co-lead researcher on the project, said the aim was to weigh up “the pros and cons of breast cancer screening” to ensure

“women are fully aware of the chief benefits and harms and can make a fully informed choice” about whether to agree to be screened. He said the review’s conclusions should be communicated to women in Europe and called for health authorities to improve communication with women and make the information “more accessible, relevant and comprehensible.”

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The Expendables 2 (15) Rio 3 at 10pm, weekends at 10.20pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 3) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Bel Ami (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Ted (15) Rio 6 at 5.30pm (weekends only) and 7.45pm. Tel: 25871410 The Dark Knight Rises (12) Rio 6 at 10pm. Tel: 25-871410 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in 2D, in Greek), weekends only at 4.30 and 6.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383


Bel Ami (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 8pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Safe (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.35, 8 and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Total Recall (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7.45 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Campaign (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.35, 8.05 and 10.10pm. Tel: 77778383

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek, in 2D) at 5.30pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in English, in 3D) at 5.30, 8 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Expendables 2 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 8 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

PAPHOS Step Up 4 (N/A) Rio 1 at 4pm (weekends only), 6, 8 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000

Total Recall (12) Rio 6 at 6, 8.20 and 10.30pm, weekends at 4, 6.10, 8.20 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Campaign (12) Rio 3 at 6, 8 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 Bel Ami (12) Rio 2 at 4pm (weekends only), 6 and 8pm. Tel: 26-207000 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 4 (in 2D, in English) at 4pm (weekends only) and 6pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Expendables 2 (15) Rio 4 at 8 and 10.15pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Dark Knight Rises (12) Rio 2 at 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 Ice Age: Continental Drift (K) Rio 3 (in English), weekends only at 4pm. Tel: 26-207000

Safe (15) Rio 5 at 4pm (weekends only), 6, 8 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000

listings Today Music 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.

Theatre Come to Marry Adrianou Musical comedy in Cypriot dialect by popular playwright Michalis Pitsillides. September 14-15. Technohoros ETHAL, 76 Franklin Roosevelt Avenue, Limassol. 8.30pm. €10/15. In Greek The Christening A theatrical performance by Nikos Moutsinas and Jenny Diagoupi. September 14. Municipal Gardens Theatre, Limassol. 9pm. €20. In Greek. Tel: 25-588694

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

Tomorrow Music Maria Farantouri and En Chordais: Mediterranean Express A creative evolution of musical heritage of the Mediterranean and its encounter with world music and ethno-jazz. September 15. Strovolos Municipal Theatre, Nicosia. €15/10. 8.30pm. Tel: 22-208400 The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals Band concert presented by ABF - The Soldiers’ Charity. September 15. Pissouri Ampitheatre. 5.30pm. €10/15. Tickets also on sale at following outlets: Pissouriana Hotel, Pissouri

Markus Internet Café, Pissouri Village Cyprus Wine Museum Erimi Bridge, CESSAC Episkopi Garrison, HIVES Episkopi Garrison. Reservations to or tel: 99-934668. www.abfcyprus. com

Theatre The Devil Wears Primark A comedy by Rubber Ear Productions. September 15. Tala Amphitheatre, Paphos. 8pm. €15/20. Tel: 99-069074/99-908434 The Christening A theatrical performance by Nikos Moutsinas and Jenny Diagoupi. September 15-16. Lakatamia Municipal Amphitheatre, Corner of Charalambous Mouskou & Gregori Afxentiou Streets, Lakatamia, Nicosia. 9.15pm. €20. In Greek. Tel: 22-380905 After the Rehearsal Theatro Ena opens season with play by Ingmar Bergman. September 15 until November 4. Theatro Ena, 4 Athinas Avenue, Nicosia. Friday to Sunday at 8.30pm. €12/15. In Greek. Tel: 22348203 Coffee Shop Square The Theatre Group Potenzia Teatro presents comedy by of Andreas Petrou and Vasilis Hatzistillis. September 15-16. PASYDY Auditorium, 3 Demosthenis Severis Avenue, Nicosia. 8pm. €10. Tel: 22662278

Other Events Pantheon Urban Soul Festival 5.0 A collective event celebrating artistic diversity organised by the Pantheon Cultural Association. September 15. Tripoli Public Park (within the moat of the Nicosia walls). 5pm-midnight. Free. Tel: 22-670843. ACT Auditions for Christmas Pantomime - Cinderella Members and non members welcome both on and off stage. 2pm for children (8-12 years) and 3.30pm for adults (13+ years). September 15. St Paul’s Cathedral Hall, Byron Ave, Nicosia. Performances will be at the Russian Cultural Centre on December 1-2 & 7-9. Tel: 99-457882/99609543 Castle Auctions – Specialist Antique Sale Includes: Jewellery, collectables, art, arms & militaria, grandfather & long case clocks, vintage watches, icons, specialist toys & models, gramophones, porcelain, metamorphic chairs and much more. September 15. Castle Auctions, 33 Archbishop Makarios III, Kolossi, Limassol. 5pm. Auction Preview September 14. 9am-5pm. Tel: 70-007889, find them on Facebook or www.castle-auctions. com

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.

Ongoing 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

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

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

Exhibitions 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.artcyprus. org 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

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JUST HOW European are you? Do you know what the official anthem of the European Union is, or how many gold stars the European flag has? And when do we celebrate Europe Day? No prizes offered for the correct answer other than the knowledge that you’re a ‘good’ European, but it seems that there is a well established fact that loyalties which lie to our own nation-state are stronger than belonging to Europe, as evidenced by all recent Eurobarometer surveys. Identity is something that brings us together and yet marks us out as unique individuals. With all our inherent differences is it possible to define this elusive European identity? Thus given the preoccupation with identity in recent times and transformations Europe has undergone over the last decade, it was inevitable that the question of Europe would be the subject of an art project. Opening on Monday, the Pharos Arts Foundation in conjunction with the Goethe – Institute Paris as well as a number or organisations in Cyprus have collaborated for the exhibition United States of Europe (U.S.E) which was initiated and created by Johanna Suo. The large scale collaboration, which will run through to October 14, is a project about European identity and the Europe we live in today. This project gives a perception of Europe through ten European countries and three different generations who each answer questions such as how European they feel, the definition of European identity, if there is such a thing as a European culture and so on. The exhibition first opened in Lodz, Poland in November 2011 and will now continue in Nicosia, as part of the cultural programme of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union and will go on to be presented in public spaces, galleries and museums in Germany, Bulgaria, France, Ireland and Belgium through to 2013. The aim of this endeavour is to show how the view on Europe changes from country to country and to see how diverse we really are. The exhibition offers a lot of different interpretations on European identity through diverse disciplines and angles. In the exhibition, art works (videos, photos, installations) are confronted with interviews from a sociological study. A multimedia laboratory - being an artwork in itself – combines sociology (interviews) with an artistic dimension and constitutes the heart of the exhibition. A complementary series of debates discusses and

On The Scene Dance A riot of song and dance THE tradition of folk dancing and choral music is very strong in Cyprus. Some might even say that almost every Cypriot has taken part in a dance group or sung in a choir at some stage in their life. Thus for almost seven years, every September this tradition reaches its height when, following a selection of the best choirs and dance groups from across the Med, the most outstand-

European identity exposed

Artists taking part: Kyriaki Costa with 21st Century Iconoclasm (top) and Kennedy Browne with How Capital Moves

reflects upon political, social and cultural aspects of Europe. At the core of this art project is diversity, which is embodied by the artistic team: Three curators, Ryszard W. Kluszczyski (Poland), Anna Bitkina (Russia), Sinziana Ravini, (Sweden/France), have each selected a group of artists. The chosen artists have international and multicultural backgrounds and they all deal with identity questions. It is a hybrid communication platform for Europeans that encourages visitors to exchange and interact in real time. The sociological core team consists of Prof. Andrzej Piotrowski, Dr Tomasz Ferenc (University of Lodz) and Dr Lyudmila Nurse (Oxford XXI, UK). Ten local sociologist teams have conducted five interviews in each participating country. In Nicosia, the exhibition will have a form of a walk that is organised through the city: Discover your city and Discover

ing singers and dancers gather across the Finikoudes Promenade for the Mediterranean Traditional Dance Festival. rnaca, as This is a festival also for Larnaca, over the next few days the city lives in time with local folk song and in a swirl of Latvian folk dance. The er festivities can bring together a staggering 50,000 spectators. This year, 10 groups from nine countries will be participating in the festivities which include: Greece, Cyprus, Ukraine, Latvia, a, Lithuania, Georgia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, and the Armenian’s of Cyprus. As musical sounds resonate across the streets, tra--

Europe. Several different venues are included in order to offer the exhibition to a wide audience. Among the presentations of the interactive laboratory is an (visualaudio) interview by the former Mayor of Nicosia Eleni Mavrou. The artist Kyriaki Costa presents brand new work created for the U.S.E exhibition at the new Loukia and Michael Zampelas Art Museum. The opening on Monday will begin at 7.30pm at the Loukia and Michael Zampelas Art Museum and continues to the Nicosia Municipality Multifunctional Foundation. At 9pm, the walk reaches the Shoe Factory, continues to The Temporary Space, the Classic Hotel and finishes with a cocktail reception at 10.30pm at The Goethe Institute. United States of Europe A travelling exhibition about European identity and today’s Europe. In the exhibition, art works (videos, photos, installations) are

dition meets a mixture of cultures and distant lands. The Seventh Mediterranean Folklore Dance j y tonight g Festival will start its journey with the opening of the exhibition, The Folk Costume of the Medi-

confronted with interviews from a sociological study. Opens September 17, 7.30pm until Ocotber 14. Venues and Opening Hours: Loukia and Michael Zampelas Art Museum 27 Arch. Makarios III Avenue, Kaimakli, Nicosia. Mondays closed (except the opening night on 17 September). Tue–Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat -Sun: 11am-4pm Nicosia Municipality Multifunctional Foundation, 7 Agiou Andreou Street, Pallouriotissa. Mon–Fri: 10am - 1pm & 5pm- 8pm Pharos Arts Foundation: The Shoe Factory, 304 Ermou Street. Projection: October 1, 2 & 10 at 8.30pm Temporary Space, 33 Aischylou Street. Mon– Fri: 10am–1pm & 6pm–9pm Classic Hotel – The Gallery, 94 Rigenis Street. Mon- Sun: 9am–11pm Goethe-Institute, 21 Markos Drakos Avenue. Mon–Fri: 9am–7pm. Tel: 22-663871

terranean, at the Municipal Historic Archives Museum of Larnaca. The Opening Ceremony will take p place on Saturday at 9pm along Finikoudes sea front stage in Larnaca. A parade par of all the groups will commence at 8pm along Athinon Stree then the groups will Street com come together to perform in intricately choreographed d dances, creating a k kaleidoscope of movem ment, music and colour. A closing ceremony will ta place at Finikoudes take on Sunday. E Every traditional dance h its own unique idenhas t tity and has a different ap appeal to it; furthermore,

this year, crowds in Geri and Nicosia will get a chance to witness this spectacle for themselves. Tonight at Geri, a big parade of the folklore troupes will commence along the main streets at 7pm and troupe performances will follow at Herron Square at 8.30pm. Meanwhile, in Nicosia a big parade of folklore troupes will take place at Ledras & Onasagorou Street at 7pm and troupe performance will follow at Pallouriotissa Square at 8.30pm. Seventh Mediterranean Folk Dancing Festival Parade and dancing of folklore troupes from Europe. September 14-18. Finikoudes Promenade, Larnaca, Geri and Nicosia. Free. Tel: 77-777181.

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Film SUMMARIES Safe (See page opposite)

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Step Up 4 (See page opposite) Our rating: N/A


McDermott) is appointed and Marty’s life and family are overhauled. Mud is slung, backs are stabbed, and suddenly it’s anybody’s race. Also starring Jason Sudeikis. Directed by Jay Roach. (Political comedy, 85 mins.) Our rating: ***

Total Recall Futuristic factory worker Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) has a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, but the mind-trip offered by Rekall sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life: ‘real’ memories of life as a super-spy. When the procedure goes horribly wrong, however, he – the spy – becomes a hunted man, on the run from the United Federation of Britain police, controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston). There is no-one Quaid can trust, except possibly Lori (Jessica Biel), a rebel fighter from The Colony, working for the head of the underground. The line between fantasy and reality gets increasingly blurred, and the fate of his world hangs in the balance. Also starring Bokeem Woodbine and Bill Nighy. Directed by Len Wiseman. (Sci-fi action, 118 mins.)

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The Campaign Long-time Congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) falls sharply in the polls after making a public gaffe, so two power-broker brothers (John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd) decide to back a second candidate for the upcoming North Carolina elections. Their choice of the naïve Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), who runs the local Tourism Centre, seems like a bad idea – at least till the makeover begins, a ruthless campaign manager (Dylan

Bel Ami Paris, 1890. Handsome and resourceful George Duroy (Robert Pattinson), eventually to be known to his circle as ‘Bel Ami’, is offered a job as a journalist on a political newspaper and ascends to the rank of editor with a little help from Madame Forestier (Uma Thurman), wife of the boss. This is his first but not last encounter with the realities of corrupt Parisian high society: the sleazy colleagues, the wily financiers, and manipulative mistresses. He becomes an adept manipulator himself, in a world where ‘love’ is only a means to an end – but it turns out he’s not as expert at cynical manipulation as the others. Also starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci. Directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod. (Period drama, 102 mins.)

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Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted Alex the lion (voiced by Ben Stiller), Marty the zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer) are still trying to get back to New York and their beloved Central Park zoo, but first they need to find the penguins. When they travel to Monte Carlo, they attract the attention of obsessive animal-hunter Chantal Dubois of Animal Control after gate-crashing a

party, and are joined by the penguins, the monkeys, King Julian (Sacha Baron Cohen) and the rest of the crew. How does such a crazy menagerie travel through Europe without attracting attention? Simple. They join a travelling circus. Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon. In 3D. (Kids’ cartoon comedy, 93 mins.)

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The Expendables 2 Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road and Hale Caesar – with newest members Billy the Kid and Maggie aboard – are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a

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seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries – at least till a villain called Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme) intervenes; when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Also starring Terry Crews and Nan Yu, with special appearances by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chuck Norris. Directed by Simon West. (Action, 103 mins.)

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Ted As a child, John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) makes a Christmas miracle happen by bringing to life his one and only friend – his teddy bear. Ted the talking teddy (voice of Seth MacFarlane) becomes a celebrity but remains faithful to John, his best friend forever. Boy and bear grow up together – but the time comes when grown-up John has to choose between staying with his girlfriend Lori (Mila Kunis) or holding on to his friendship with his crude and extremely inappropriate teddy bear. Also starring Giovanni Ribisi. Directed by Seth MacFarlane. (Comedy, 106 mins.)

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The Dark Knight Rises

Bel Ami

It’s been eight years since Batman (Christian Bale) vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey

Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act – but everything will change with the arrival of Selina (Anne Hathaway), a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane (Tom Hardy), a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce Wayne out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane. Also starring Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman. Directed by Christopher Nolan. (Comicbook action drama, 164 mins.)

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Ice Age 4: Continental Drift Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences – causing a continental cataclysm that creates the Earth as we know it and triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny the mammoth (voiced by Ray Romano), Diego the sabertoothed tiger

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

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NEW FILMS Safe Directed by: Boaz Yakin Starring: Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Robert John Burke US 2012, 94 mins. Showing from today at the K-Cineplex and K-Cineplex (Mall of Cyprus) in Nicosia, the Rio and K-Cineplex in Limassol, the K-Cineplex in Larnaca and the Rio in Paphos. THE PLOT Former police enforcer Luke Wright (Jason Statham), now reduced to working as a second-rate cage fighter, is in dire straits, even contemplating suicide – at least till he meets a 12-year-old Chinese girl called Mei (Catherine Chan), a mathematical genius who has memorised the combination to a safe that contains $30 million. Once word gets out that Mei is the only person who knows the combination, everyone in the criminal underworld – including mobsters, corrupt New York cops and Chinatown Triads – try to capture her. It’s up to Luke, her only protector, to keep her alive and safe.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID Pro: “Despite a hit-and-miss fil-


mography which balances every Crank with a Killer Elite, Jason Statham is the best tough-guy male lead currently at the top of his game. Here, he gets a terrific showcase in the gritty, cynical, laconic style of the Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin or Clint Eastwood vehicles of the 1970s. “An agile hardman in fight, chase and stunt scenes (note his unconventional way of getting on and off subway trains), Statham flexes acting muscles as his burnout character comes to life and finds greater purpose in a) protecting a small child and b) taking down three whole factions of New York bad guys in one night… “Once the duo get together – working up a not-cute bond which adds a touch of humour to the grittiness – the film takes place over a long, busy night. Writer-director Boaz Yakin, who’s been making respectable stuff lately (Remember The Titans) but started with offbeat little pictures (Fresh), can stage a shoot-out or a punch-up with the best of them. He constantly ups the stakes, pitting our hero against don’t-givea-hoot baddies who smugly mow down innocents because they mistakenly think they’re untouchable – not realising until halfway through that the ‘garbage collector’ gig on Luke’s CV is a euphemism for what he really did for the city… “A rough, exhausting, exhilarating action picture with a payoff which would have delighted Sam Fuller or Howard Hawks. The Stath – an actual Olympian, remember – is on top form.” Kim Newman, Empire (UK) Mixed/Anti: “What starts out crisp and promising gives way to a conventional shoot-’em-up in Safe, a fast-paced but extremely familiar vehicle for Jason Statham, who can only carry the material so far on his brawny shoulders. Writerdirector Boaz Yakin’s first stab at directing unadulterated action can’t sustain its initial burst of energy, and by the time someone rightfully observes, ‘This is really getting out of hand,’ so has the movie… “Even for a traditional revenge tale, the beginning speeds by with style and efficiency. After that, however, Safe becomes a series of frenetic encounters yielding an almost-comical body count, with much of the carnage

taking place in public spaces around screaming civilians … For Statham, the role doesn’t venture far from the taciturn territory he occupied in the Transporter series, with a touch of Leon given his empathy for this orphaned tyke, whose precociousness proves a hit-miss proposition as the movie progresses… “Despite a few modest twists, the bare-bones plot barely holds together long enough to justify all the mayhem … Yakin’s script contains a few amusing throwaway lines, but Safe doesn’t go so far as to embrace the absurdity of its situations, while seldom slowing down once it gets rolling to worry about characters. It’s not bad, strictly on a visceral level, and as an action star, Statham certainly has convincing flair. Yet the filmmakers are so mindful of their core assets, every choice Safe makes after the opening – from the look to the music – seems bound and determined to live down to its title.” Brian Lowry, Variety (US)

Step Up 4

Step Up 4 Directed by: Scott Speer Starring: Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman, Peter Gallagher US 2012, 99 mins. In 3D. Showing from today at the K-Cineplex and K-Cineplex (Mall of Cyprus) in Nicosia, the Rio and K-Cineplex in Limassol, the K-Cineplex in Larnaca and the Rio in Paphos.

THE PLOT Emily (Kathryn McCormick) arrives in Miami with hopes of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean (Ryan Guzman), a young man who leads a dance crew called The Mob in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs. Emily’s developer father Bill Anderson (Peter Gallagher) however, wants her to forget her aspirations and work in his hotel business. Meanwhile, as he announces plans to develop The Mob’s waterfront neighbourhood into a new commercial development, the group plans a daring performance to save the waterfront. Directed by Scott Speer. In 3D. (Musical drama, 99 mins.) Long.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID Pro/Mixed: “Don’t roll your eyes just yet. Step Up 4, enhanced by 3-D and set in glitzy Miami, is not as cringe-worthy as you would expect from the fourth Step Up instalment… “Directed by Scott Speer and written by Jenny Mayer, both new to the franchise,

Step Up 4 doesn’t repeat the standard plot device of street crews battling in over-thetop dance showdowns. Instead, the dancers, who call themselves ‘The Mob’, make flash-mob appearances in the street, at an art museum, and at a fancy restaurant in an attempt to win a YouTube competition offering prize money. (It wouldn’t be a Step Up movie without some kind of contest.) Sean, the group’s leader, orchestrates unrealistic flash-mob routines featuring perfect precision and special effects that help the dancers move in ways not humanly possible, but watching makes you wish you could join them for a number anyway… “The evil mogul vs. innocent community story line has

been done many times over, but not with flash mobs as a form of protest. Former Step Up stars, including ‘Moose’ (Adam G. Sevani), return for The Mob’s last-ditch effort to save their home. I won’t give away the ending, but let’s just say even a 6-year-old at my screening left the theatre dancing.” Stephanie Steinberg, Boston Globe (US) Mixed/Anti: “The flash mob theme is about four years past its sellby-date, but it does allow for the incorporation of some fun heist-genre elements. ‘The Mob’ plan their impromptu dance spectacles with the precision of bank robbers (cue montage) and every member of the crew – which includes

a mute graffiti artist and two parkour specialists – gets his/ her own Ocean’s Eleven-style introduction. “It’s a parade of actors so unrelentingly bland your brain’s ability to distinguish faces will be entirely eroded by Act 2. Luckily you don’t come to a Step Up movie to spot the next Streep… “Less successful is the attempt to depict The Mob as the body-popping wing of the Occupy movement. ‘Enough with performance art, it’s time for protest art!’ announces Emily in one rousing scene … Ultimately, we remain unconvinced of Step Up’s anti-capitalist credentials. Especially after that hilariously inept Nike plug in the final scene.” Ellen E. Jones, Total Film (UK)


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES QUALIFIED NANNY is required for full time in-house care of a newborn in Acropolis, Nicosia. For more information contact 99693849. CONSULTING COMPANY based in Nicosia is looking for a Cypriot male accountant, between 35-40 y. o. with 2-3 years experience in audit. Also good knowledge of English. Other languages - as preference. Computer literacy (knowledge of Caseware), communication and organisation skills. For interview - 99651923 TEACH ENGLISH, School help, help with exam prep translations English – Russian (verbal/written) 97795696 Sia, Limassol RETIRED DISABLED ENGLISH GENTLEMAN REQUIRES a helper/carer to visit uk on short trips with him (Paphos area). Telephone: mobile 99894139 landline 26621343. SECRETARY WANTED full/part time job. Language: English Russian Greek preferable Expert in Microsoft Office & computers. Hard working responsible, long term. Email your CV with personal photo & contact www.

MISCELLANEOUS I BUY post stamps of Australia and Malaysia before 1960. Unmounted, mint only. 99651923 STAGE ONE THEATRE, Emba, Paphos, presents the comedy ARSENIC & OLD LACE at 7.30 on 2-6 October. Tickets €12.00, €6.00 for children 12 and under. Booking on 99967737 weekdays 10am – 1pm, email boxoffice@ . Tickets also selling for Spring & Port Wine and Calendar Girls. WHOEVER HAS UNWANTED CD/DVD, books, decorative items and homeware in good condition can donate it to the Hiv Cyprus Foundation so we can re-sell them at the Gynaikopazaro in Nicosia every first Saturday of the month in support of these families. We can even collect them from your house or if you dont live in Nicosia you can send them via Akis/Travel Express and we can pay the fare. For further info please contact 99 55 95 94. Thank you! CASTLE AUCTIONS – Specialist Antique Sale on 15th SEPT @ 5pm. Auction includes: Jewellery, collectables, art, arms & militaria, grandfather & long case clocks, vintage watches, icons, specialist toys & models, gramophones, porcelain, metamorphic chairs and much more. Tel: 7000 78 89, find us on Facebook or

O ALL OF YOU WHO ARE GREEK ORTHODOX: The European Union Parliament is pressuring the Turkish Government to restore Saint Sophia Cathedral from a museum into a Greek Orthodox Church. However the Parliament has set a requirement of 1,000,000 signatures on a petition before it makes this conversation a prerequisite for Turkey’s admission into the European Union. You are requested to cast your vote by logging on to a link at www.hagiasophiablog. com. This is an opportunity for each of you to have an impact on world events. Get as many Greek Orthodox, other Orthodox and Christian friends of yours to sign the petition and make history. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS CYPRUS Is drink costing you more than just money? AA could be the answer. Meeting at the following locations/ days. Call to speak to an AA member. Ayia Napa Monday 97798043 Larnaca Tuesday (Polish spk) 96616589 Thursday 24645523 / 99259264 Limassol Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday / Saturday 25368265 / 99559322 Nicosia Wednesday/Sunday 99013596 Paphos Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday 99916331 / 99399240 Details of meetings are available on ****************************** DOES SOMEONE ELSE’S DRINKING CAUSE YOU A PROBLEM? Al - Anon is for family and friends of those with a drinking problem. Call Nicosia 99 877205 for more information and details of meetings.

HEALTH & FITNESS BALANCE YOUR BODY and mind ! Aromatherapy, massage against stress, back pains, headache! Nicosia more info on 97 69 67 95 FULL BODY MASSAGE + relaxing massage for men and women and couples in classy surroundings in Kato Paphos – privacy & discretion. We offer you professional mausseurs, appointments necessary. 1 hour for 35 euro, call 96637039 honest people CLINICAL PILATES. Personalised Clinical Pilates by Physiotherapists in Nicosia. Individual assessment and supervision of exercises. “Clinical pilates” is a modified form of therapeutic exercise used by physiotherapists to assist in the rehabilitation and prevention of musculoskeletal injury especially lower back pain, sacro-iliac pain and neck pain. More info on 22446988.

Nicosia - tel: 22 818583 fax: 22 676385 ******************************

PETS VERY CUTE AND ADORABLE PUGS puppies for sale, €350, please contact Tel. 99490424. ***************************** FRIENDS OF ANIMALS ORGANISATION, has many beautiful puppies ready to go to loving families, golden retriever (brown), fox terrier, Osalot, and many more breeds. Call 99595171 ******************************

BILLY IS A HANDSOME, YOUNG, BLACK TOM. He’s been neutered and needs a good home. A tough start to life has made him a little nervous but he is very affectionate and loving. Please help. Call Mick 9764 9993 ******************************

PUPPY FOUND - UP FOR ADOPTION the vet said it is a 3-month old female. Had red collar on. She was found between acropolis park and niki’s avenue so it must have escaped from somewhere near the area as she is so young and cannot have wandered far from home. It is a very healthy puppy so the vet said she must have gone missing 1-3 days ago. She is a very quiet and well-behaved dog. If anyone knows who the owners might be or is interested in adopting her please contact us: 99564063 ******************************

TAG 93 is a male poodle mix, around 1.5 years old. He is sweet natured and very friendly. He needs permanent or temporary foster home. Has not been tested with cats. He is looking

Limassol - tel: 25 761117 fax: 25 761141

for a forever home! At the Nicosia Dog Shelter, many more dogs and puppies like this one are looking for forever homes! To provide a temporary foster home or to adopt contact Elena on 99520511 mon-frid 10-2pm. ******************************

TAG 9 is a female terrier mix, around 6 months old. She will be a medium sized dog. She is very quiet and she never barks. She is very friendly with children and cats. She is looking for a forever home. At the Nicosia Dog Shelter, many more dogs and puppies like this one are looking for forever homes! To provide a temporary foster home or to adopt contact Elena on 99520511 mon-frid 10-2pm. ******************************

PONGO is a male pointer or Dalmatian mix, around 1,5 years old. He is a handsome and friendly dog. She is looking for a forever home! At the Nicosia Dog Shelter, many more dogs and puppies like this one are looking for forever homes ! To provide a temporary foster home or to adopt contact Elena on 99520511 mon-frid 10-2pm ******************************

GRACIE was found on the streets about to die but is now healthy and happy and looking for a loving home. Gracie is a small Cyprus Terrier, about 1.5 years old, and has been neutered and vaccinated. Gracie is very friendly, well behaved, good with dogs, cats and children and loves to run and play. She is desperate to please and learns fast. Gracie is in a temporary foster home who cannot keep her. Please

Paphos - tel: 26 911383 fax: 26221049

can you give this dog the home and affection she deserves. Telephone : 99853125 if you would like to meet her ******************************

LESSONS ****************************** ENGLISH LESSONS with qualified teacher, €17 per lesson in student’s home. Nicosia. Contact Katerina 99710226 ****************************** GREEK AND TURKISH LESSONS: If you are tired of grammar-based classes and would like to learn one of these fascinating languages in a stimulating, friendly and interactive environment in Nicosia, contact us at ****************************** SPANISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN AND GERMAN LESSONS: If you would like to learn one of these fascinating languages in a stimulating, friendly and interactive environment in Nicosia, contact us at ****************************** PRIVATE ENGLISH TUITION – UK university graduate (postgraduate 1975), native English speaker, Limassol-based, offers part-time tuition at all secondary school levels, up to and including IGCSE/O-levels. For further details phone 99312567 ****************************** FOUNDATION IN ART ARCHITECTURE CONSTRUCTION& DESIGN. Drawing& Painting, beginners& improvers. (BTEC Visual Recording portfolio) Thursday 17.00–19.00 Art Architecture History; Time Line Journal Tuesday 17.00–19.00 IDC@ Herodotous Institute, 7Afroditis, 4620, Episkopi, Limassol 99409829 ****************************

SERVICES **************************** COMPUTER\LAPTOP repairs, upgrades, maintenance, performance issues, Basic Training. In-Home service. PaphosPolis-Peyia areas. Call Norbert Tel 976 49715 **************************** UPHOLSTERY, Rug, Blinds + Curtain Cleaning Rugs from 20€ - Carpets from 38€ - Fabric Suites from 85€ - Leather Suites from 95€ - Mattresses from 25€. Curtains, Roman blinds, Vertical Blinds need to be surveyed. Collection Service available. For a free quotation call Mark on 70006766 All areas **************************** DO YOU WANT A SHINY LOOKING FLOOR? Full repair & restoration of chipped, scratched, dull and stained, Marble, Ter-

Larnaca - tel: 24 652243 fax: 24 659982

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razzo, Stone & Ceramic tiled floors and surfaces. Professional cleaning, repair & sealing of internal/external ceramic tiles & grout lines. For a free professional consultation & demonstration contact Mark at Premier on 70006766 or 96333961 All areas **************************** PROFESSIONAL UPHOLSTERY CLEANING, also carpets, rugs and mattresses. Special offers now available. For a quote call Rickys Cleaning Services on 99131044 (all areas) **************************** KEEP YOUR HOME COOLER THIS SUMMER by having Windowfilm professionally fitted. Stops up to 86% of heat from entering your home! Windowfilm increases privacy, blocks harmful uv-rays which cause fading, reduces glare and saves energy costs on air-con. Also keeps your home warmer in winter. Call Ian on 99979671 **************************** HOME/ OFFICE professional security systems at affordable prices catered for your needs, call now on 99841265 to arrange a free quotation in the Paphos area **************************** K.D.FLYSCREENS LTD We manufacture top quality sliding screens, opening doors and roller systems. We also do repairs. For a FREE QUOTE please contact Phone: 99119582 Website: **************************** WE UNDERTAKE REFURBISHING of houses or holiday homes, construction of pergolas, undertaking of plumbing, house painting, garden work.

For information call JIMMYS: 96587137, MELIS: 96547879 **************************** JURIDICAL SERVICES Contracts, sales agreements, conveyancing, wills, administration of estates, general litigation, power of attorney, land registry matters, companies, translations, immigration etc... And all legal matters. Call: Natalia Michealidou – jurist, Paphos Tel: 26 933159 – 99523231 (office hours) ****************************

FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS **************************** QUICK SALE: two Italian sofas, beige, removable covers, dark wooden feet, 180 cm and 200 cm. €250. Nicosia. Contact Katerina: 99710226. ***************************** FURNITURE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Childs cot / mattress €50 play table and stools €50 Bunk Bed set with ladder/ mattress €100 child’s bike €40 Child’s easy chairs €30 Easel €20 gas BBQ 80 vacuum cleaner Miele €80 Abstract canvasses from €10 ENGOMI 22355790 **************************** CLOTHES STOCKS AND SHOP FITTINGS FOR SALE. Excellent women’s brands for sale including Italian, Spanish and French clothes and shoes. Also women’s dummies and modern wall fittings (clothes rails.) Selling at very low prices for clearance. Tel: 99-168943\ ****************************


FOR SALE BUSINESS/ PROPERTY/LAND **************************** FOR SALE OR RENT - Kato Paphos – full moon bar, fully furnished and equipped, large flat screen TV’s + projector, fits 120 people comfortably, incredible opportunity for ready business! Please call: 99493579 ****************************

FOR SALE MOTOR VEHICLES BMW Z4, 2008, M-package, black all over, Electrical Soft Top, manual, 6 gear, leather seats, electrical windows, electrical locking, sports suspension, original stereo, MOT until 2013, Serious calls only. €18500.00. Call 99090118 *****************************

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FOR SALE MOTOR VEHICLES NISSAN TIIDA, new, automatic, white, for sale Limassol call 97795696 Sia. **************************** HYUNDAI MATRIX GLX 2004 74,000 kilometres. Black, leather seats, good condition. 1599cc. MOT till April 2013. €2,850 or near offer Phone 97727928 ****************************

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

PROPERTY TO LET FOR SALE 1997 JAGUAR XJ6 Only 60,000km! Classic model English racing green Automatic, A/C, ABS, Cruise control White leather interior, CD. Fully serviced Must be seen. If you ever dreamed of owning the world’s most beautiful car at a bargain price now you can just €7,997 Call 22663400 2pm-4pm ****************************

NICOSIA TO LET large down stairs house 300sq.m at Platy Aglantzia (RIK area) with reception area, open plan kitchen with dining room and TV room. Pressure pump system, fitted kitchen and covered parking. Price €750. Tel. 99606482.

TO LET NICOSIA ***************************** HOUSE FOR RENT on first floor in Pallouriotissa, 3 bedrooms, big sitting room, big fitted kitchen, big verandas, a/c, fully furnished, very good furniture and very close to supermarkets, elementary school, gymnasium. Price €500. Tel: 99464178 ***************************** VILLA LATSIA 900 sq.m. build in 6 donum inside pool lrg garden, Strovolos villa pool 330 sq.m. underfloor heating patio €2500 Latsia 5 bedr.pool f/f €2500, Acropolis modern flat 180 sq.m. €1100, 3 bedr., Mak/ssa modern flat wooden floors €1200 Upper house Archangelos f/f modern €1000 Costas Markides 22378898 / 99 464764, Reg. No. 487, E16 ***************************** 3 BEDROOMS flat on second floor in a block of six flats, in a nice position at Strovolos area, fully a/c, c/h, covered parking place for one car, recently painted. Rent €650pm. (furnished if required). Tel: 97773358. ***************************** FLATS/HOUSES RENT studio Strovolos 280, Ag. Andreas

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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA 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 ensuite), 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 reception areas with marble

TO LET NICOSIA 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 electrical appliances, blinds on all the windows, 4wc, 2 showers, 1 bathroom, 2 covered parking, big garden with grass in a quiet neighbourhood in a dead end near French Ambassador house - Strovolos €1400 (H4ST10045-R), (photos in the website). 6. 3 bedr + big attic room 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 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms/shower), also separate kitchen and sitting room in the basement which has also separate entrance from the house, central heating, full a/c, solid parquet floor all the house, big sitting and dining room with fire place, big fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area and family room, big overfloor, swimming pool with covered patio area with fully equipped bar(bbq, fridge, freezer, cooker),mature garden around the house,2 parking places, alarm system near the Cyprus Conference Centre- PLATY AGLANTZIAS €3500 (H5PAG0002-R), (photos in the website). 10. 4 bedr 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).

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

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


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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 swimming 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).

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).

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).

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 Omologites €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

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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


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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 veranda, 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. *****************************

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





***************************** 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. Laminated 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 *****************************

***************************** 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 apartment 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

TO LET LARNACA ***************************** 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

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 Contact Anne 25632446 99269016

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


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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 Katherine: 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 fabu-

lous 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 located 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 bedroom 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

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

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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 & 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. Euros 375.00 a month or offers. 1 & 2 bed apartments available on Universal starting at 250 euros per month.





TO LET PAPHOS 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. *****************************


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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 www. (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 *****************************



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.

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.

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

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

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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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Television CYBC 1






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: Fun In Acapulco A lifeguard-cumentertainer ends up in a complicated romantic tangle in a luxury hotel at the Mexican resort. Romantic musical comedy, starring Elvis Presley and Ursula Andress. 1963. 17.05 Ayios Mamas (rpt) 18.00 News

07.00 NRG Music Channel 08.00 Kids’ TV Shown till 12.30, then repeated till mid-afternoon. 16.30 Euromaxx Magazine show. 17.00 60 Minute Makeover (rpt) 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 2 of 2. 22.30 The Good Wife (rpt) Two episodes from first season. ‘Hybristophilia’. Alicia gets to work on a manslaughter case. Meanwhile, the charges against Peter are dropped and Glenn approaches Cary with the offer of a job in his office. Followed by ‘Running’. An undercover cop testifies against his fellow officers. When he is killed two hours after his court appearance, Alicia helps his widow bring charges against the city, but uncovers some unsettling truths. 23.50 Repeats

07.30 Soy Tu Duena (rpt) 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) 14.00 Konstantinou Kai Elenis (rpt) 14.50 Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) 16.20 To Kafe Tis Haras (rpt) 17.10 Eva Luna 18.00 News 18.10 Santa Yiolanta (rpt) 18.50 Lyke, Lyke Eisai Edo (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.

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)

07.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of 09.15 Fotos - Maria Live Best Of 10.30 Axizei Na To Zeis Tear-jerking talkshow. 11.50 Kostakis Ki Yioi (rpt) Local comedy series. 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) 17.50 Mila - Best Of (rpt) Discussions about various issues based on 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. 21.00 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 22.00 FILM: Adrift In Manhattan Three strangers form connections with each other that help them deal with their problems. Drama, starring Heather Graham. 2007. 23.30 LTV Sports News 00.45 Star News 01.00 Repeats

18.15 Candid Camera 18.30 Kati Psinetai (rpt) Contestants try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals. 19.20 Treis Ki O Kokos (rpt) 20.00 News / Weather / Financial Report 21.15 Patates 8 New season of super-popular local comedy show ‘Patates Antinachtes’. 22.45 FILM: Night Falls On Manhattan Thriller, starring Andy Garcia and Richard Dreyfuss. 1997. With News at 23.30. See Film Picks. 00.25 Oi Erastes Ton Kimaton (rpt) 01.50 Repeats

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Tin Patisa (rpt) News Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) House (rpt) Second season. ‘Need to Know’. The doctors examine a mother who drove into her garage door after losing control of her muscles. They wonder if numerous fertility treatments could be to blame for her symptoms - but House thinks an illicit drug is the real cause. News Ekeines Ki Ego (rpt) Kai Oi Pantremenoi Ehoun Psihi (rpt) Ellas To Megaleio Sou (rpt) Tmima Ithon (rpt) News Skertsakia (rpt)

16.00 Yia Sena 17.40 Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes Greek drama series, based on a Latin American telenovela about mistaken identities. 18.20 News 18.30 Mousiko Kouti 19.20 Sto Para Pente (rpt) 20.20 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) 00.00 News 00.10 Community Series follows a group of students at a community college. The series heavily uses metahumour 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)

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Mesimeri Kai Kati Baywatch (rpt) Pame Paketo (rpt) Magazino With News at 18.00. Tropico Latin American telenovela. The Del Monte Heirs (rpt) News The Del Monte Heirs Latin American telenovela. To Kokkino Domatio The 4400 Third season. ‘Fifty Fifty’. Collier’s vision of the future becomes a reality when he broadcasts an Internet presentation of his powerful drug. Tom and Diana race to thwart his masterplan. Last in series. News Sex and the City (rpt) Popular US comedy/ drama. G4 (rpt)

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

CAPITAL 06.45 08.15 08.45 09.15 10.10 11.00 11.30 12.30 13.30 14.40

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Kids’ TV Magikoss Kosmos Pit Pony Hill Side Radio Active I’ ll Take Manhattan Tropical Heat Milagros Kids’ TV FILM: The Cannonball Run Fun-packed comedy about a wild, illegal car race across America, starring Burt Reynolds. 1981. Sabrina, To Koritsi tis Agapis O Anthropos Tis Thalassas Melrose Place With News at 18.30. News Sports Time Rubi FILM: Seems Like Old Times A lawyer’s peaceful life is shattered by the return of her wild ex-husband, who leads her into the world of crime. Comedy, starring Goldie Hawn. 1980. FILM: The Mothman Prophecies A bereaved reporter investigates reports of paranormal encounters when he ends up inexplicably lost in a rural backwater. Supernatural thriller, with Richard Gere. 2002. FILM: Con Express Action thriller, starring Sean Patrick Flanery. 2002.

Radio BBC World Service (1323 MW) 00:01 BBC News 00:06 Assignment 00:30 BBC News Summary 00:32 Science In Action 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 HARDtalk 04:30 BBC News Summary 04:32 World Football 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 Science In Action 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 World Football 10:30 BBC News Summary 10:32 Business Daily 10:50 From Our Own Correspondent 11:01 BBC News 11:06 HARDtalk 11:30 BBC News Summary 11:32 Science In Action 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 Summary 13:32 The Strand 13:50 Witness 14:01 BBC News 14:06

World Have Your Say 14:30 BBC News Summary 14:32 Business Daily 14:50 Sports News 15:01 BBC News 15:06 Newshour 15:30 BBC News Summary 15:32 Newshour 16:01 BBC News 16:06 HARDtalk 16:30 BBC News Summary 16:32 World Football 17:01 BBC News 17:06 World Briefing 17:30 BBC News Summary 17:32 Science In Action 17:50 From Our Own Correspondent 18:01 BBC News 18:06 World Briefing 18:30 BBC News Summary 18:32 Sport Today 18:50 Witness 19:01 BBC News 19:06 World Briefing 19:30 BBC News Summary 19:32 World Business Report 20:01 BBC News 20:06 World Have Your Say 20:30 BBC News Summary 20:32 World Have Your Say 21:01 BBC News 21:06 World Briefing 21:30 BBC News Summary 21:32 Business Daily 21:50 From Our Own Correspondent 22:01 BBC News 22:06 World Football 22:30 BBC News Summary 22:32 The Strand 22:50 Witness 23:01 BBC News 23:06 Newshour 23:30 BBC News Summary 23:32 Newshour

BFBS 1 (N’sia 91.7, WSBA 92.1, ESBA 99.6 FM) 02.00 Groove Collective 04.00 BFBS Shuffle 05.00 Ops Breakfast 06.00 Cyprus Breakfast With Wez Thompson 09.00 Steve Knight 12.00 Total Ops Connection 15.00 Charlie Fife 18.00 Jessie Aru 21.00 Gareth John 00.00 The Vibe

BFBS 2 (Ni’sia 89.7, WSBA 89.9, ESBA 95.3 FM) 03.00 BFBS Radio News 03.03 BFBS Gold With Dave Windsor 04.00 Up All Night 07.00 Morning Reports 07.30 Wake Up To Money 08.00 Today 11.00 Gareth John 14.00 BFBS Gold With Dave Windsor 15.00 World At One 15.45 Simon Marlow 19.00 PM 20.00 6 O’Clock News 20.30 Five Live Drive 21.00Five Live Olympics 00.30 Five Live

LiveCyBC2 (91.1, 92.4 FM) 06.00-07.30 Programmes in Turkish with News at 7.30 07.40 Good morning Cyprus 10.00-12.00 Kalimerhamba 12.00 Gunortasa 12.45 Greek Cyprus Press 13.00 Turkish Music 13.15 News in Turkish 13.30 News in English 13.45 PM Classics 16.00 Greek Radio 16.15 Our country doesn’t divide 16.50 News in Turkish 17.00-18.00 Programmes in Armenian; News at 17.15 18.0020.00 Round & About 20.00 News in English 20.10 Welcome to Cyprus in French and German 20.40 Ship of Fools with Robert Camassa 22.00 News in English 22.00 International Music 00.0006.00 Rebroadcast of the evening’s programme Radio Napa (106.3 FM) 06.00 Morning Music 08.30 BBC World Today 09.00 News, Weather and Exchange 09.05 Nathan Morley 12.00 BBC News

12.06 Lunchtime Classics 15.00 BBC News 15.06 Chris Yearley 18.00 News 18.06 Michael Godin 19.00 The Juke Box

98.5 Rock FM The Breakfast Show - Tony Newell - 07:00-10:00 2 Hours With Bejay Browne 10:00-12:00 Rock Fm’s Lunch Box - Jason Collins - 12:00-14:00 Non Stop Music 14:00-15:00 Valentina 15:00-18:00 Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday Liquid Radio Show - Pavlos - 15:00-18:00 Wednesday Drive Time - Johny G. 18:00-20:00 Monday - Tuesday Johny G. 18:00-20:00 Wednesday (Mix @ 6) The Cocktail Show - Antonis - 18:00-20:00 Thursday - Friday Panic In The Year Zero - 20:00-22:00 Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday Radioactive Metal - 20:00-22:00 - Thursday Live Dj Set- Dj Allen D 20:00-22:00 - Friday 22:00-24:00 The Gathering - With Your Hosts Dj Mr Smith And Mc Svennyb – Live Wednesday & Friday Night Train 24:00-07:00 Monday To Friday Oldies Digital (Hotbird SAT / ( MONDAY-FRIDAY 05:00 That Was The Year 06:00 Easy Going Gold 10:00 The Juke Box 17:00 That Was The Year 18:00 Oldies Overnights - Hear the greatest hits of all time playing non stop during the darkest hours.

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Television PICK OF THE DAY Let Me In (Novacinema3, 23.00) Most horror fl icks are crude, in-your-face and sensational. Then there’s Let Me In, which is subtler, better and more deeply-felt than most of last year’s Oscar nominees. There were groans of dismay when Hollywood decided to remake Let the Right One In - but in fact the remake improves on the original, even if it didn’t have the same success. Let the Right One In ticked two important boxes, being both Scandinavian (Swedish, to be precise) and about vampires; anything Nordic is big these days, especially if it’s also dark and gloomy like The Killing and those Stieg Larsson novels - and of course vampires are madly trendy, with Bella and Edward leading the way. This, like Twilight, is a kind of vampirical love story, only its protagonists are even younger, not yet in their teens. 12-year-old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) lives with his mum - and is quite intrigued when 12-year-old Abby (Chloe Moretz) moves in next door, accompanied by a strange man who may be her father. Owen wants to be friends, but Abby isn’t terribly attractive - a chalky-pale, barefoot little girl who “smells funny” and doesn’t even know what a Rubik’s Cube is (the time is the early 1980s). Next time they meet, however, she’s significantly improved; she’s not so pale, and she smells bet-

ter too - because in the interim she’s killed a man, morphing from a girl into a monster, and feasted on his life-giving blood. Abby is actually a vampire, and the man is her middle-aged retainer. “I can’t be your friend,” she warns Owen on fi rst meeting - but in fact her protector is getting sloppy, and it may be time for this 12-yearold Dracula to fi nd a new Renfield. That’s partly why the fi lm is so powerful, because Abby (though she loves Owen deeply) is using him too; “I’ve been 12 for a very long time,” she says sadly - and she’ll still look the same when Owen too goes the way of the middle-aged man, and a new boy is found. The sad fact is they’ll never again be as close as they are right now, when they both fortuitously happen to be 12 years old. This was in the Swedish original too - but Let Me In streamlines the plot, gets rid of some silly elements (CGI cats, anyone?) and makes the visuals even more hypnotically gorgeous, setting the fi lm in a lost world of snow and darkness, dingy fl ats and courtyards plumed with icy breath and cigarette smoke. A stately, well-acted horror fi lm that’s also a twisted romance, full of melancholy ambience. And violence too, of course; then again, it is about vampires. Made in 2011.

Preston Wilder


SATELLITE Before His Eyes 22:00 Tron: Legacy 00:10 Shanghai 02:00 Cine News 02:30 Elektra 04:10 Fearless

The Impostors (LTV3, 20.15) Everyone knows Stanley Tucci as an actor (do a Google if you don’t recognise the name; he’s in everything), but he’s also done good work as a director - though this was perhaps too quixotic, a 1930s-set comedy that tried to resurrect the slapstick style of Laurel and Hardy (which meant little to 90s audiences, and probably means even less now). Tucci and Oliver Platt are a pair of unemployed actors on the run from another, psychotic actor who’s sworn to kill them; they stow away on a ship, where things swiftly turn farcical - other denizens including Steve Buscemi as a depressed lounge singer called ‘Happy Frank’, Billy Connolly as a tennis pro with an eye for the boys (“Perhaps we should wrestle sometime. Do you like the taut roundness that exercise brings to the buttocks?”) and Tony Shalhoub as a bomb-wielding nutter. Funny, if a bit too frenetic - but a flop, and Tucci has barely directed since. It’s a shame. Made in 1998.

Tron: Legacy (Novacinema1, 22.00) The only fi lm with an actual onscreen instruction (at least in the cinema) to put your 3D glasses on about a third of the way through - because that’s when we move from ‘our’ world to a virtual world designed by Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), the hero of the original Tron in the 80s. Kevin disappeared many years ago and his son (Garrett Hedlund) goes after him, ending up in the videogame his dad created - which is when this good-looking fi lm starts getting dull, because the adventures in the game-world are thinly plotted and the title character (a personalised security programme) is a non-character. Mostly impressive for its dazzlingly abstract look and sombre techno score by Daft Punk - but atmosphere only gets you so far, especially on the small screen; Bridges is an asset, drawling lines like “You’re messing with my Zen thing, man” (which may be the most Jeff Bridges line ever). Bottom line? Heavy going. Made in 2010.

Night Falls on Manhattan (CyBC1, 22.45) There are great fi lms about police corruption in New York, including Serpico and Prince of the City - both directed by Sidney Lumet who also made this one, but the script lets him down, lacking character shadings and imaginative detail. The actors do their best but they’re playing ciphers, from Andy Garcia as our hero - a halfIrish (!) cop’s son who rises to DA and has to deal with crooked coppers - to Richard Dreyfuss as the inevitable disillusioned 60s radical (“Sometimes I get so sick inside”) and Lena Olin as the romantic interest, whose role seems to consist of making scrambled eggs then simpering when our hero says “You make great eggs”. Lots of lively detail, but basically trite. Made in 1997.

Tron: Legacy (Novacinema1, 22.00)

01:25 The Weakest Link 02:10 Red Cap 03:05 Eastenders 61 03:30 Doctors 04:00 World’s Toughest Driving Tests 04:50 Red Cap 05:45 Keeping Up Appearances 06:15 The Weakest Link 07:00 Teletubbies 07:25 Garth & Bev 07:35 Boogie Beebies 07:50 Balamory 08:10 Teletubbies 08:35 Garth & Bev 08:45 Buzz & Tell 08:50 Boogie Beebies 09:05 Balamory 09:25 Keeping Up Appearances 09:55 Blackadder 10:30 The Weakest Link 11:15 Eastenders 61 11:45 Doctors 12:15 Heart & Soul 13:05 Hustle 13:55 Fawlty Towers 14:30 Keeping Up Appearances 15:00 The Weakest Link 15:45 Eastenders 61 16:15 Doctors 16:45 Heart & Soul 17:35 Hustle 18:25 The Weakest Link 19:10 Chimp Family Fortunes 19:40 Doctors 20:10 Robin Hood 21:00 Getting On 21:30 Him & Her 22:00 Sport Relief 2012 - David Wallis’ Big Swim 23:00 Allo Allo 23:35 Live at the Apollo (45’ version) 00:20 Being Erica

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 Fifth Gear 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 Moonshiners 22:00 Surviving Death 23:00 A Haunting 01:00 Rampage! 01:55 Moonshiners 02:50 Surviving Death 03:50 A Haunting 05:45 How Do They Do It? 06:10 Overhaulin’ Saturday 15 September 2012

09:30 Football 10:00 Football: 2014 World Cup Qualifiers Brazil 10:45 Speedway: Grand Prix Poland 11:45 Speedway: Grand Prix Croatia 12:45 Football 13:30 Football: 2014 World Cup Qualifiers Brazil 16:00 Speedway: Grand Prix Poland 18:00 All Sports: Watts 19:00 Stihl Timbersports Series: World Championship Netherlands 20:00 Bowling: Pba Tour Usa 21:00 Strongest Man: Champions League Portugal 22:00 Boxing 00:00 Equestrian: Horse Racing Time 00:15 All Sports: Watts 01:15 Motorsports: Gta Road To Dubai 01:30 Speedway: Grand Prix Croatia

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 Dinner Impossible 10:55 Family Guy 11:45 Lost 12:30 How I Met Your Mother 13:20 White Collar 14:05 Lost 14:55 Neighbors From Hell 15:20 Bob’s Burgers 15:45 Episodes 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 Neighbors From Hell 21:25 Bob’s Burgers 21:50 Episodes 22:50 White Collar 23:35 Neighbors From Hell 00:00 Bob’s Burgers 00:25 Episodes

06:05 Glory 08:10 Cine News 09:10 Megamind 10:45 Dead Poet’s Society 13:00 Cine News 13:50 Ceremony 15:25 Friends With Benefits 17:20 Spotlight On 18:00 Little Fockers 19:45 Men Of Honor 22:00 Kill Bill: Vol.2 00:25 The Siege 02:25 Sliver 04:15 Cine News

Something Borrowed (Novacinema1, 15.00) 01:25 Dinner Impossible 02:35 Family Guy 03:00 Lost 03:50 How I Met Your Mother 04:40 White Collar

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 Ice Road Truckers 13:00 Ax Men 14:00 Lock N’ Load 15:00 UFO Hunters 16:00 Ice Road Truckers 17:00 Ax Men 18:00 Lock N’ Load 19:00 UFO Hunters 20:00 Pawn Stars 20:30 Storage Wars 21:00 Ancient Aliens 22:00 WWII: Europe’s Secret Army 23:00 Vietnam: Lost Films 00:00 Pawn Stars 00:30 Storage Wars 01:00 Ancient Aliens 02:00 WWII: Europe’s Secret Army 03:00 Vietnam: Lost Films 04:00 UFO Hunters 05:00 Lock N’ Load 06:00 Ancient Aliens

07:30 Everything Is Illuminated 09:30 Everybody’s Fine 11:30 Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire 14:15 Summer Catch 16:00 New York Stories 18:15 The Neverending Story Ii: The Next Chapter 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Match Point 23:15 Brooklyn’s Finest 01:35 Hustler TV 03:10 Heyday! 04:45 Redemption 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 13:15 Mighty B! 13:40 My Life As A Teenage Robot 14:05 Hey Arnold! 14:30 Icarly 15:20 Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! I 15:45 Histeria! 16:10 Legion Of Super Heroes 16:35 Young Justice 17:00 Irc 2012: Barum 17:30 Planet Speed 18:00 Barclays Premier League World 18:30 Strike Force - Mixed Martial Arts 19:00 Momentum: What Drives You 19:30 World Cup 2014 Qualifiers 21:30 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 23:30 Barclays Premier League Preview 00:00 La LIGA Show 2012-13 00:30 2010 Basketball Without Borders 01:00 Nascar Sprint Cup

Series 04:00 Incredible Dog Challenge 05:00 2010 World’s Strongest Man 06:00 Strike Force - Mixed Martial Arts 06:30 Auto Auction Shows

07:15 It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia 08:00 Two And A Half Men 08:30 Harry’s Law 10:25 V I 11:15 Mentalist 12:45 Side Order Of Life 13:30 It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia 14:15 Harry’s Law 16:05 Big Bang Theory 16:30 According To Jim 17:15 Southland 18:00 C.S.I. New York 19:00 Side Order Of Life 19:45 Trust Me 20:30 Friends 21:00 Alcatraz 22:30 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 23:20 House Md 00:10 Shelter 02:05 Normal Life 03:50 Big Bang Theory 04:15 According To Jim 05:00 Southland 05:45 C.S.I. New York 06:30 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

07:00 Il Ciclone 08:45 Black Rain 11:00 Piranha 12:45 Zeppelin 14:30 Walkout 16:30 Deception (2008) 18:30 Shadows In Paradise 20:15 The Impostors 22:00 Ready To Rumble 00:05 Daring! TV 03:20 The Hangover Part 05:30 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

07:00 Islands 08:00 Untamed Americas 09:00 Known Universe 10:00 Inside 9/11: The War Continues 11:00 The Witch Doctor Will See You Now 12:00 Air Crash Investigation 13:00 Hummingbirds: Magic In The Air 14:00 Bible’s Buried Secrets 15:00 Breakout 16:00 Megafactories 17:00 Air Crash Investigation 18:00 Classified 19:00 Dog Whisperer 20:00 Breakout 22:00 Banged Up Abroad 23:00 The Woman Who Wasn’t There 00:00 Breakout 01:00 Banged Up Abroad 02:00 Dog Whisperer 03:00 Breakout 05:00 Banged Up Abroad 06:00 The Woman Who Wasn’t There

06:05 08:00 Old School 09:30 Cine News 10:05 Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost 11:40 Mad On Novacinema 12:15 Real Steel 14:25 Stars In Style 15:00 Love Stories: Something Borrowed 16:55 Monte Carlo 18:50 Jane Eyre 21:00 N.C.I.S. Life

18:40 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 21:00 Below The Beltway 22:45 Cine News 23:00 Bloody Fridays Let Me In 01:05 Cine News 01:30 Fsi-Fuck Scene Investigation 03:30 Once Upon A Time In America

19:15 Gospel Hill 21:00 Joe Somebody 22:45 Country Strong 00:45 Green Card 02:35 Biutiful

05:00 MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers LIVE 08:00 Golf Central Special - Legends of the Game 09:00 Golf Central International SDD 09:30 Trump’s Fabulous World of Golf - Play Ball 10:00 Trump’s Fabulous World of Golf - The Campaign Trail? 10:30 The Golf Fix 11:00 NFL eplay 12:30 Mobil 1 13:00 Hard Parts: South Bronx Diet Joe 13:30 Pass Time 14:00 Car Warriors ‘00 F-150 Trucks 15:00 CFOX College Football Preview Show 15:30 European Tour: BMW Italian Open Presented by CartaSi d. 2 LIVE 19:30 PRE GAME(E) 20:15 CHAMPIONSHIP LAIKI POPULAR BANK 2011-12: APOLLON VS NEA SALAMINA (E) 22:15 POST GAME (E) 23:00 Ringside Boxing Welliver v Williams 25:00 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Highlights Atlanta Motor Speedway

07:00 Globe Trekker 08:00 Nomad’s Land 09:00 Culinary Asia 10:00 Planet Food 11:00 Food Tripper 12:00 Globe Trekker 13:00 The World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides 14:00 Planet Sports 15:00 Nomad’s Land 16:00 Globe Trekker 17:00 Food Tripper 18:00 Planet Food 19:00 Globe Trekker 00:00 4real 00:30 Travel Today 01:00 Globe Trekker 05:00 Planet Food 06:00 Food Tripper

06:00 G-Men 07:25 Grand Prix 10:10 Never So Few 12:10 The Swordsman Of Siena 13:50 Key Largo 15:30 Tom Thumb 17:00 The Towering Inferno 19:40 The Oklahoma Kid 21:00 Diner 22:50 The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex 00:35 Brotherly Love 02:25 Father’s Little Dividend 03:45 Till The Clouds Roll By

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3 Repair job on the quilt (9) 7 Then Nancy used some


make-up (5) 8 Show how the salesman will take umbrage (9) 9 Hospital tender (5) 10 Fatter food store (6) 13 St Merlin disguised as a mediaeval singer (8) 15 Had a title at last? (8) 17 A theologian I caught was a devotee (6) 20 More melodious piano repairer? (5) 21 Say there’s space for a private cabin (9) 22 Somewhat well-endowed lady (5) 23 Peruse article about stringing beads (9)


1 Men hope an arrangement

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.


19 20

21 22 23

coat of plaster (9) 14 Brought back to health although laid up again! (8) 16 Hazel and Margaret had





spice (6)

12 Interpretation of the first




15 17 18


18 Defence that may hold water (5)

19 Fibre extracted from mistletoe (5)

will result in wonders (9)

2 Unimpressed? (9) 3 One of the older genera-

Answers to crossword 2183

Rating EASY

QUICK: Across – 1 Falling off; 8 Rev; 9 Flattered; 10 Stance; 11 Gleam; 13 Legacy; 15 Rejoin; 17 Acted; 18 Steamy; 21 Cleansing; 22 Rex; 23 Washington. Down – 1 Fury; 2 Live together; 3 In fun; 4 Glazed; 5 Fatigue; 6 Order of Merit; 7 Adamant; 12 Pliancy; 14 Cadenza; 16 Isaiah; 19 Elgin; 20 Oxon.

Rating HARD

despite having wires crossed (5) 6 Princess from the Near East? (5) 11 Take the old gaslight to pieces? (9)

Rating EASY

outside (8)

5 Having more knowledge


CRYPTIC: Across – 1 First of all; 8 Cos; 9 Limitless; 10 Vernon; 11 Renal; 13 Wattle; 15 Flower; 17 Drugs; 18 Victim; 21 Saloon-car; 22 Tex; 23 Settlement. Down – 1 Fact; 2 Respectfully; 3 Talon; 4 Foment; 5 Literal; 6 Penny-whistle; 7 Ostlers; 12 Swedish; 14 Lissome; 16 Avocet; 19 Curve; 20 Exit.

tion (6)

4 One in the group waits

QUICK Across


3 Letting gas out (9) 7 Elf (5) 8 Summerhouse (9) 9 White heron (5) 10 Gave strength (6) 13 Train tracks (US)

1 Seeming (9) 2 Trained (9) 3 One owing money

15 17 20 21 22 23

(8) Awful (8) Tagged (anag.) (6) Sudden blasts of wind (5) Charming (9) Exalt (5) & (9)


4 Mauve-flowered shrub (8)

5 Royal house (5) 6 Senor (anag.) (5) 11 Wordiness (9) 12 In different ways (9)

14 Frequently (8) 16 Rough-edged (6) 18 Established principle (5)


19 Serious (5) ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

This is a day for hard work, attention to detail, making decisions and getting on with it. The more effort you put in, the more you get out. It could be that such hard graft clears any backlog and frees you up for other things. Health wise, you may want to read up on any issues you might have or you may feel like starting a new fitness routine.

Your finances seem to be in focus, so you may be busy balancing your books, and getting your bearings as far as your expenses are concerned. You may decide to make a few tough decisions on spending and cut out certain luxuries. But on the other hand, you might be tempted by something and your plans may soon buckle with this desire.

The Moon in Virgo suggests that you may be even busier today at work and with carrying out any professional duties. The position of Mars also suggests that you may be more driven and willing to put a lot of effort into achieving a certain result. You could even be offered a solid job or contract by a friend or associate, which could run for some time.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

You seem willing to spend money on doing nice things like entertaining, working on your hobbies and interests and enjoying life. However, romance and relationships in general seem to be very much on your mind. Any fantasies you have about someone may have you under their spell. Yet be realistic too as they could evaporate as you get to really know them.

Life may be busy and intense, as you seem to have stacks of work to do. Today, it may be a question of getting through it all. A focus on your sign, along with Mars in Scorpio, suggests that you are using up a lot of brain power. You may be so determined to find the needle in the haystack that you forget to look up at the sun - remember to relax.

As the Moon moves into your travel and adventure zone, it may be time to follow another trail or learn more about another subject that you have an interest in. You could get lost as you mull over new ideas and travel deeper into these interests. However, what you may need is a game plan that gives you the bigger picture. Don’t be too preoccupied with details.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

The focus seems to be on your home and family with a lot of activity in this area today. Perhaps you have guests coming and need to get the house ready, or maybe you are holding a party and are busy stocking up on food and making the preparations. When it comes down to it, you are an excellent planner around the home - but do make time to relax too.

This may be one of the best times for learning yoga, meditation or other spiritual practices. There seems to be lots happening in your spiritual zone which might also encourage vivid dreams that might have some useful guidance for you. If you have a problem that you can’t resolve, sleep on it and you may find that the next day you know exactly what to do.

It may be a day when business ideas or the possibility of securing funding or getting an overdraft springs to mind. You may be busy talking to your bank manager or financial advisor in a bid to get ahead with your latest goals. You may be a lot more determined to get what you want than you have been for some time - and because of this you can be successful

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

You seem to have a lot of work to get on with today, which may consist of researching, writing, teaching and sifting through lots of information. If you have a lot of deadlines to attend to or lots of admin to do, then you are likely to get it all done and will probably feel pleased with yourself by the end of the day. Do give your mind a rest at some point though.

As the Moon moves into your social zone, it becomes more lively and interesting. Friends who you haven’t seen in a while may call you up and invite you out. This might be a good day to update your contacts and address book. It might also be a good time to look up clubs and societies in your area that you may feel called to join. This could open up so much for you.

Today’s focus suggests that you may be busy working out the details of projects and plans. It’s definitely a time to get advice and feedback from others, especially those that are down to earth and who have lots of common sense. On the other hand, don’t let anyone extinguish your dreams completely. Remember, where there’s a will, there’s a way.


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Sport IN BRIEF F1 pays tribute to Watkins England

Doctor ‘was a true great’

head for Twenty20 after win

By Alan Baldwin PROFESSOR Sid Watkins, the Formula One doctor who tended to Ayrton Senna after his fatal crash at Imola in 1994 and who saved the lives of countless others through his work on safety, has died at the age of 84. As word spread around Formula One of his death late on Wednesday, tributes poured in from drivers and all whose lives were touched by the wise-cracking neurosurgeon with a love of cigars and whisky. They included Brazilian Rubens Barrichello, who suffered a huge crash on the same San Marino Grand Prix weekend that claimed the lives of Senna and Austrian Roland Ratzenberger. “It was Sid Watkins that saved my life in Imola 94. great guy to be with, always happy...tks for everything u have done for us drivers. RIP,” Barrichello said on Twitter to 1.7 million followers. “RIP Prof. Sid Watkins. Sad news for us who stay behind,” said Senna’s nephew Bruno, who now races for the same Williams team that triple champion Ayrton was with when he crashed on a sunny afternoon on May 1, 1994. Senna remains the last driver fatality in a Formula One race and much of the credit for the survival of others can be laid at the door of Watkins, known simply as ‘Prof’ by paddock regulars

Professor Sid Watkins (right) was the Formula One doctor who tended to Ayrton Senna (left) after his fatal crash at Imola in 1994 and who saved the lives of countless others through his work on safety and ‘Sid’ by closer friends. Northern Ireland’s Martin Donnelly, Finland’s double champion Mika Hakkinen, Austrian Gerhard Berger and F1 team founder Frank Williams all owed much to his quick response and care after life-threatening accidents. Triple champions Jackie Stewart, another safety pioneer before Watkins came along, and Austria’s Niki Lauda counted him as a friend. “The world of motor racing lost one of it’s true greats,” said McLaren chairman and

former team principal Ron Dennis, whose cars took Senna to all of his titles, in a statement. “No he wasn’t a driver. No he wasn’t an engineer. No, he wasn’t a designer. He was a doctor and it’s probably fair to say that he did more than anyone, over many years, to make Formula One as safe as it is today. “Many drivers and ex-drivers owe their lives to his careful and expert work, which resulted in the massive advances in safety levels that today’s drivers possibly take for granted.”

Watkins was brought in to the sport by Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone in 1978, shortly before the death of Swedish great Ronnie Peterson at Monza in September of that year. The Briton worked closely with former International Automobile Federation head Max Mosley to improve track and car safety, stepping down as medical officer only in 2004 but continuing to play a role at the governing body as first president of its foundation. In his book Life at the Limit: Triumph and Tragedy in Formula One Watkins wrote

of Senna’s final days and how distraught the Brazilian was at Ratzenberger’s death in qualifying. Advising Senna not to race, he added: “In fact, why don’t you give it up altogether? What else do you need to do? You have been world champion three times, you are obviously the quickest driver. Give it up and let’s go fishing”. Senna’s reply, the last words he spoke to Watkins, was simple: “Sid, there are certain things over which we have no control. I cannot quit, I have to go on.”

Arnold Palmer receives US Congressional Gold Medal By Thomas Ferraro

Golf icon Arnold Palmer (right) receives the prestigious award from Speaker of the House John Boehner

ARNOLD Palmer became the sixth athlete to earn a Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony yesterday where the golfing great and humanitarian made light of the divided US lawmakers who gave him the award. Congress bestowed Palmer, 83, with its highest civilian award in “recognition of his service to the country in promoting excellence and good sportsmanship”. To be sure, this, one of the most unpopular and unproductive congresses in history, came together to salute this king of swing. “I’m particularly proud of anything that the House and Senate agree on,” said Palmer, drawing laughter and applause from a US Capitol crowd of a few hundred people, including often warring Democratic and Republican leaders. A winner of more than 80 professional tournaments worldwide, including seven

major championships, the charismatic Palmer helped popularise the game of golf over a half century ago with a hard-charging style that drew his own ‘Arnie’s Army’ of fans. Along the way, he helped build more than 300 golf courses as well as, in Florida, the Arnold Palmer Medical Center, which includes two hospitals for women and children, one named for him and the other for his late wife, Winnie. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called Palmer “an icon of American sports and a success in all of his endeavours - a humanitarian, a businessman, a philanthropist.” House Speaker John Boehner, Congress’s top Republican and one of its most avid golfers, said Palmer, a product of humble roots, changed what had been long been a game for the elite. “Arnold Palmer democratised golf,” Boehner said. “He made us think that we, too, could go out and play, made

us think we could really do anything. All we had to do was go out and try.” Another golfing great, Jack Nicklaus, who had been one of Palmer’s chief rivals, joined the award ceremony, saying, “He’s a golf icon to the world - a good friend to me.” Palmer, in brief remarks, said: “I’m very humbled. Thank you.” The Congressional Gold Medal dates back to 1776. Its first recipient was the first president of the United States, George Washington. The award ceremony was held in the Capitol Rotunda near statues of three presidents who Palmer had golfed with - Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford. Palmer, in remembering some of his rounds with Eisenhower, said: “We enjoyed a little golf, and a lot of fun.” The only other athletes to receive the award are baseball’s Roberto Clemente and Jackie Robinson, Olympian Jesse Owens, boxer Joe Lewis and golfer Byron Nelson.

ENGLAND will depart for their Twenty20 World Cup defence in Sri Lanka in good heart after squaring the three-match series against South Africa with an emphatic 28-run win at Edgbaston on Wednesday night. In a match reduced to 11 overs a side after heavy rain left parts of the outfield soggy, England piled up 118 for five, a total that proved more than enough as they restricted South Africa to 90 for five in reply. Opener Craig Kieswetter top-scored with 50 and big-hitting Jos Buttler weighed in with an inventive cameo of 32 from just 10 balls. Buttler smashed the ball to all parts, hitting three sixes in the penultimate over bowled by Wayne Parnell from which England took a massive 32 runs. Tim Bresnan and Graeme Swann took two wickets apiece as South Africa’s challenge fizzled out once Hashim Amla was caught in the deep for 36. South Africa won the first game of the series at Chester-le-Street and the second at Old Trafford was abandoned. England begin their Twenty20 World Cup campaign against Afghanistan on September 21 in Pallekele. South Africa start the previous day against Zimbabwe in Hambantota.

Del Potro will play Davis Cup WORLD number eight Juan Martin del Potro will play for Argentina in their Davis Cup semi-final at home to Czech Republic this weekend despite a left wrist problem. “What I need is rest as my doctor has already told me but I’ll try to leave that for later on,” Del Potro said. “It’s something beautiful to be able to play here in Argentina and I’m going to make the effort for the crowd and try to give my best,” added the 2009 US Open champion, who had surgery on his right wrist in 2010. Del Potro raised the alarm on Monday when he said his doctor had recommended a fortnight’s rest after being troubled by his left wrist during the US Open last week.


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RONALDO: I’M FOCUSED ON WINNING, NOT CONTRACTS Real Madrid superstar says he will concentrate on playing well for the Spanish champions Cheer up: Cristiano Ronaldo dropped a bombshell after Real’s match at home to Granada this month when he told reporters he was ‘sad’ for professional reasons, prompting speculation he might be seeking an exit CRISTIANO Ronaldo is concentrating on playing well for Real Madrid and is not agitating to improve the terms of his contract with the Spanish champions, the Portugal forward said yesterday. Arriving back in Madrid after helping his country to World Cup qualifying wins against Luxembourg and Azerbaijan, Ronaldo wrote on his Facebook page it is “now time to return to the club and think only about my club”. He added: “I would like to reaffirm, without being concerned about contracts, that

my focus is solely on winning every game and every available trophy with the essential company of my teammates and all madridistas.” Ronaldo dropped a bombshell after Real’s match at home to Granada this month when he told reporters he was “sad” for professional reasons, prompting speculation he might be seeking an exit. The world’s most expensive player, who reportedly earns around 11 million euros a season, had earlier refused to celebrate his two goals in the 3-0 La Liga victory and

would not elaborate on the reasons for his sadness. He said only that “those who worked in the club” knew why. Local media have reported he doesn’t feel appreciated and wants more cash and fiercely pro-Real sports daily Marca said on Tuesday he had asked the club to bump his salary up to a post-tax 15 million euros and extend his contract. The 27-year-old former Manchester United player denied last week he is down in the dumps because he is not earning enough but has

yet to provide any other explanation. Ronaldo has found an unlikely ally in the shape of former Barcelona president Joan Laporta. With untold riches to his name and 150 goals in 149 games for the club on his record, few can understand the route of Ronaldo’s turmoil, but Laporta has crossed the divide between the two old rivals to say that he can. He told AS: “I don’t know why he is sad. Everyone is on his back. I understand the lad is under a lot of pressure.

He’s human and everyone is affected by what goes on around them. “It happened to me, where you say something because you really feel it and then you see it have major repercussions. “I think Cristiano is a fine professional. Madrid will ensure he gets his happiness back and feels as good as he can. “It’s obvious that he lives under enormous pressure and that is not easy. People have said a lot of things that aren’t fair to him for the professional he is.”

PSG hoping unstoppable Ibrahimovic shines again By Julien Pretot ZLATAN Ibrahimovic has not taken long to settle into life in Ligue 1 after joining Paris St Germain from AC Milan and the Sweden striker is fast becoming a nightmare for his opponents after just three appearances. Ibrahimovic has already scored four goals for PSG with doubles against Lille and Lorient and tonight’s opponents Toulouse fear they will be the next victims when they visit the Parc des Princes. “When you face one of the three best players in the world, in spite of anything you have prepared, if on that day he is the genius he can be, there is nothing you can do,” Toulouse coach Alain Casanova was quoted as saying in Le Parisien on Wednesday. “Unless you chain his feet and blindfold him, it’s hard to stop him.” PSG are hoping Ibrahi-

Hotshot: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored four goals for PSG in his first three appearances movic’s impressive form continues as they trail pacesetters and arch rivals Olympique Marseille, who have maximum points from four games, by six points.

Argentines Javier Pastore and Ezequiel Lavezzi have so far failed to make an impact this season with the latter having missed the last two games through

suspension. Champions Montpellier, who have only picked up four points, travel to Stade Reims tonight with a full squad.

Lille, the 2011 champions, are seven points off the pace and also face a promoted side tomorrow when they travel to Troyes, who have yet to win in the top flight this season. Marseille visit Nancy tomorrow night looking to maintain their perfect record. “We are happy but let’s not make too big a deal of this because everything is fragile,” Marseille defender Rod Fanni told the club’s website ( “One or two defeats and you are back to square one. Let’s stay cool and we’ll see.” Striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, who struggled last season, has already scored three goals and OM look far more focused. “We are more solid, everyone is making more effort,” said Fanni. Second-placed Olympique Lyon, who are two points behind the leaders on 10, host Ajaccio tomorrow afternoon.

India’s 2022 World Cup goal ‘a pipe dream’ By Amlan Chakraborty NOBODY said it to his face but when All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel said last week India’s goal was to qualify for the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar, his sunny optimism bordered on grim absurdity. With FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke sitting next to him, the AIFF chief announced it minutes before signing a ten-year agreement with football’s governing body to develop the game in the world’s second most populous nation enamoured otherwise with cricket. “Indian football is poised for a big leap after a long period of hibernation,” stressed Patel, also the India government’s Heavy Industries minister. “There’s going to be a long time before India truly comes up to the expectations of the football-loving community of the country but one thing I must say is that we are certainly on the right track.” The timing of his remarks could not have been worse, coming on the same day India slumped to their lowest place, 169th, in the FIFA rankings. The sport also remains popular only in certain geographic areas while the television appetite is restricted to the English Premier League or Spain’s La Liga. Patel, however, insisted the rankings were not the true reflection of India’s team, who beat a second-string Cameroon team to win a five-nation tournament earlier this month and he remained optimistic FIFA’s support would help develop the game. Valcke also sounded convinced of soccer’s potential in India. “You are 1.2 billion people and it’s impossible that 1.2 billion people are just playing cricket. There is definite space for football,” Valcke said. Lack of infrastructure, a struggling national league, low television viewership and scant sponsorship mean it’s easier said than done, according to a local football author. “I think it was a populist statement,” said Jaydeep Basu, who has authored Stories From Indian Football, an anecdotal history of the game in the country. Basu said AIFF must make the most of the FIFA investment. “We missed the bus in the 1970s and cannot afford to err again. FIFA has indeed gone out of its way to help India and AIFF needs to make the most of it.” Even then, he felt India would fall well short of the 2022 World Cup target. “AIFF is day-dreaming,” Basu added.

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Youngsters have to deal with criticism, says boss Hodgson

Wenger cool over Sagna comments

‘I’m afraid it’s part and parcel of the whole business’

By Jim van Wijk

By Simon Stone ENGLAND boss Roy Hodgson has warned his youngsters they must learn to accept criticism as well as praise if they are going to reach the top. On Friday, immediately after England had slammed five goals past Moldova in Chisinau, Hodgson likened Tom Cleverley to Cesc Fabregas such was the accomplished manner in which he had operated behind lone striker Jermain Defoe. Just to prove how quickly fortunes can change, on Tuesday night Cleverley was the man in the firing line for missing two gilt-edged chances against Ukraine that almost condemned the Three Lions to a disappointing World Cup qualifying defeat. Hodgson is not one to play the blame game, so there were no accusing fingers being pointed at Cleverley from his direction. However, there was no Alex Ferguson-style defence either, merely a realistic acceptance of the situation. “I’m afraid it’s part and parcel of the whole business,” said Hodgson. “People need a few other things to write about and talk about other than Ste-

Steep learning curve: Tom Cleverley (left) was the man in the firing line for missing two gilt-edged chances against Ukraine on Tuesday after a fantastic performance against Moldova last Friday ven Gerrard’s a good player. “Its nice when a player like Cleverley, or Alex OxladeChamberlain comes on the scene and everyone writes them up. “The flipside of the coin for them is, when it doesn’t go quite so well the praise will be replaced by a little bit of criticism and it will be suggested they need more time.” Indeed, Hodgson views Tuesday’s experience just as much part of Cleverley’s footballing education as Friday was. And he was not surprised by the dip in form either. “Friday night was a wonder night for him,” said Hodg-

son. “He is into the team for the second time, starts and has a very good game. “There is Oxlade-Chamberlain on the other side as well and it was always going to be difficult for them. “It’s only three days after the last game. They’ve had a lot of praise for their performances but they are still young players who are still getting a foothold in the game. “It’s a big ask, especially when you’ve gone a goal down, to expect them to get hold of the game by the scruff of the neck and turn it round.” Hodgson expected others

to do that. And, in Steven Gerrard, whose influence grew steadily until he was red-carded, unluckily in Hodgson’s eyes, two minutes from time, and Frank Lampard, who kept his nerve to drive home an 87th-minute equaliser, they responded. Gerrard and Liverpool team-mate Glen Johnson are now suspended for the next qualifier against San Marino at Wembley on October 12. Kyle Walker would be the automatic replacement at right-back, while Michael Carrick should return in midfield after being completely overlooked.

Indeed, having worked so hard to get the Manchester United man to reverse his decision to quit the international scene, he was sparingly used considering Scott Parker and Gareth Barry are also due to return from injury. “Michael Carrick’s got a good future,” said Hodgson. “We like him. We think he’s a good player. But he is more likely to replace Frank Lampard or Steven Gerrard and I didn’t feel the need to do that. “That’s no reflection on what we think on Michael. “If we’ve got other players coming in to compete for places that’s better.”

Savage: Wales a laughing stock

The 6-1 World Cup qualifying loss in Serbia was the country’s worst since the 7-1 defeat to the Netherlands in 1996

FORMER Wales midfielder Robbie Savage has called the side “a laughing stock” following their 6-1 defeat by Serbia. The World Cup qualifying loss in Novi Sad was the country’s worst since the 7-1 loss to the Netherlands in 1996. Wales are bottom of Group A, having lost 2-0 to Belgium in Cardiff on Friday in their first qualifying game. “I thought Wales were very, very poor and took you back to the days where you are a laughing stock,” said Savage, capped 39 times by his country. “It’s like we are going to places like Serbia, knowing we are going to get beat. “Against Belgium with 10 men on the pitch, they did OK, but going to Serbia and getting beat by six... it was embarrassing.” The thumping defeat by a Serbia side that had scored

only one goal in their previous four games leaves Wales without a point from their opening two qualifiers. Manager Chris Coleman is still looking for his first win in charge, but Savage, a former Wales midfielder turned BBC pundit, mounted a stern defence of the under-fire boss, insisting he is the “right man” for the job. “I think he is influential and I think he is technically very good,” said Savage, who feels it is the players who bear ultimate responsibility for what happens on the pitch. “If you are not playing week-in, week-out for your club, it is difficult then to go and play at international level,” he added. “I think Chris has to get his best players on the pitch and the players he picks have to be playing week-in, week-out. It is a difficult job

for him.” Savage does not believe Wales, who have scored one goal in five games, will qualify from Group A. But he says the future of Coleman, who has lost his first five games in charge, should not be in doubt just yet. “They have to judge Chris Coleman on his qualifying campaign,” said Savage. “If Wales are at the bottom, or near the bottom, and miles off qualification, then you have to look at it. “Chris needs time. He has only been in the job for five games and it is laughable to question him now.” Wales face Scotland in their next qualifier in Cardiff on 12 October, a game Savage describes as “huge”. “For Chris’s own piece of mind, for the country’s piece of mind, they have to get a win,” said Savage. “It is a six-pointer.”

ARSENE Wenger remains hopeful Bacary Sagna will extend his stay at Arsenal - but warned any club employee must always “defend the company he works for”. The France defender is currently close to a return from a broken leg suffered at the end of last season. Sagna recently voiced his concerns in a French newspaper interview following the sales of captain Robin van Persie and midfielder Alex Song, as well as the desire to secure trophies like former teammates Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri have done since moves to Manchester City. The 29-year-old, signed from Auxerre in 2008, also revealed, despite heading towards the final season of his current deal in 2013, discussions had not yet started on an extension. While Wenger is not overly concerned over Sagna’s situation, the Gunners boss issued a stern statement to any player unhappy with life at Emirates Stadium. Speaking ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League game against Southampton, the Arsenal manager said: “I had a chat with Sagna about it. I think he loves the club and will stay here.

DEFEND THE COMPANY “I believe any player or any employee always had to defend the company he works for - and if he is not completely happy with it then he has to go somewhere else. “That is basically what I think, and that is what I say to everybody.” Wenger revealed Arsenal would soon look to open contract negotiations, to avoid a repeat of what happened with Van Persie, while talks over Theo Walcott’s long-term future continue. “It will be discussed, yes,” said Wenger. “I expect him to stay and I want him to stay. “The interview does not really reflect at all what he thinks about the club, and the love he has for this club because he has always shown total commitment on the football pitch - for the team and the club. “That is much more important than a little bit twisted article in the newspaper.” Sagna could return to action by the end of the month, having been sidelined since the start of May after fracturing his right fibula against Norwich, which ruled the fullback out of Euro 2012. “His fitness is quite good, I believe he is two or three weeks away,” said Wenger.

Friday, September 14, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL



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Catch us if you can: the mighty All Blacks, who have always preferred to play a high tempo style, have taken that up another level this year

Clash of styles could set rugby’s future path By Greg Stutchbury NEW Zealand’s Rugby Championship clash against South Africa tomorrow could shape as a match that defines the way the international game is played in the future. The table-topping All Blacks, who have always preferred to play a high tempo style, have taken that up another level this year, if not quite clicking in their execution. Last year during the World Cup, mindful of past failures, they went back into their shell during the knockout stages of the global showpiece, adopting conservative, no mistake tactics to ensure they secured their second Webb Ellis trophy. Under new coach Steve Hansen, however, the team has been attempting to move the game forward, with a mobile pack just as adept at hitting rucks and driving opposition backwards as they are at getting wide to support ball carriers as the point of attack is moved back and forth across the field at speed. Atrocious weather conditions last week in Wellington, and a bruising Argentina hoping to make their mark on the competition, stymied that type of enterprise. With a covered venue at Otago Stadium, however, many pundits and fans will see the match as the opportunity to stamp that new game plan on the world with authority, if the passes stick and mistakes are eliminated.

By contrast, the Springboks appear content to stick to a simple plan, with their massive pack bludgeoning their way down field before flyhalf Morne Steyn engages his first, second and third instinct to kick the ball, either for territory or high in the air to force mistakes from the opposition. The game’s rules, however, have moved on, giving the attacking side more incentive to hold on to the ball, which the All Blacks seem keen to exploit, though Steyn appears happy to stick to what has worked for them in the past. “We’ve won a Tri-Nations with the same game-plan and in 2007 we won the World Cup with these tactics. We have to stay with this strategy,” Steyn told Fairfax Media earlier this week. “It’s not kicking the ball away; it’s kicking for a purpose.” Coach Heyneke Meyer, who is also rebuilding the Springboks with the eye to the 2015 World Cup, has backed Steyn to guide his young team around the park, for the time being, and to play to their strengths. As such, he has named a massive loose forward trio, bringing back Francois Louw to play as openside flanker, and Hansen said it was no surprise for Meyer to make those selection decisions. They’ve clearly underlined what their strengths are - it’s a kick-chase game, and a lot of driving and physicality up front,” I can’t imagine them wanting to change that, but you’ve got to expect the unexpected as well.”

HE Football Association welcomed the publication of an independent report into the Hillsborough tragedy and has “changed immeasurably” since English football’s darkest day when 96 Liverpool fans died in a crush. Prime Minister David Cameron made a public apology to the families of the victims on Wednesday after the report by an independent panel revealed a litany of police cover-ups in the wake of the horrific events at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final. The shocking report said more than 100 statements had been doctored to remove evidence that portrayed the police in a negative light while also revealing a campaign by the authorities to blame Liverpool fans for the disaster. The victims in the Hillsborough tragedy died in an overcrowded, fenced-in enclosure at Sheffield Wednesday’s stadium. Harrowing images of fans trying to escape the crush and bodies littering the pitch were beamed around the world. “The FA and English football has changed immeasurably, and has learnt many lessons in the last 23 years,” the FA said in a statement yesterday. “Through advancements in safety and investment in facilities English football is now a much safer, more welcoming environment for supporters.” Hillsborough marked the lowest point in English football, which for decades leading up to the tragedy had been blighted by out-dated facilities and hooliganism, w era of ushering in a new iendly, modern family-friendly, s. all-seater stadiums. tes its “The FA reiterates ng deep and ongoing sadness at the dreadful events that unfolded on 15 April 1989. “The organisation’s thoughts at this time remains with the families off all those who lostt their lives in such terrible circumstances, as well as everyone connect-

Vigil: fans attend a special service at St George’s Hall in Liverpool to remember the 96 people who died ed with the City of Liverpool. “For 23 years the families have suffered unbearable pain, and we have profound sympathy for this. The FA has cooperated fully with the Panel throughout this process and has released all documentation in line with their request. “This fixture was played in the FA’s own competition, and on behalf of the Football Association I offer a full and unreserved apology and express sincere condolences to all of the families of those who lost their lives and to everyone connected to the City of Liverpo Liverpool and Liverpool Footba Club,” chairman Football David Bernstein said. The FA F paid tribute to the grit and determin nation of families and organisations to help deliver justice. “Having thoroughly reviewed Wednesday’s rep port in full, the F Football Associati tion would like to c commend the H Hillsborough Independent Panel

for their exhaustive and professional work. “It is also important that the FA recognises the tireless commitment shown by so many, particularly the Hillsborough Family Support Group. Victims’ families say they are to press for a new inquest into the disaster and criminal charges brought against those responsible. “The truth is out today, the justice starts tomorrow,” Trevor Hicks, the president of the Hillsborough Family Support Group and father of two teenage victims, said after the publication of the report. “We will follow every avenue, from prosecution to changing the inquest verdicts. We are not looking for scapegoats, we are looking for accountability, and those responsible should hang their heads in shame.”

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