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Friday, September 21, 2012





Clothes recycling proves to be a huge success

Chelsea face reality check as quest begins back

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Building sector hits rock bottom New survey says construction projects will end in seven months


URRENT construction projects will run out in seven months with nothing lined up past that time, a survey released yesterday showed. The construction business, one of the main engines driving the economy, is in free fall and the outlook appears extremely bleak, according to research by the Federation of Associations of Building Contractors (OSEOK). The federation yesterday released data gathered so far this year indicating that construction has been hit hard by the ongoing credit crunch. Low demand, the lack of liquidity and loans, and the general economic crisis are identified as the main culprits for the ongoing slump. The federation said its most disturbing finding was that, on average across the island, there remain an estimated seven months for pending construction projects, after which no contracts are lined up. OSEOK said this index of contracts has been dropping steadily over the past two years and is currently at its lowest-ever point. “The index confirms the great crisis experienced by the construction sector,” the federation said. The research, conducted with RAI Consultants, covers all the districts. “The data shows that activity in the construction industry remained close to its lowest levels during the period April to August 2012, while chronic trends do not in the least point to recovery, on the contrary, activity is expected to

continue dropping,” the federation said. It said the problem had worsened over the past four months for contractors across the island, with more and more layoffs being recorded during this period. At the same time consumer demand is likewise going from bad to worse. According to the contractors, its ‘PurchaseBuilding Index’ for a 12month period is currently at an all-time low since it began gathering data, and demand for renovation is likewise extremely poor. The percentage of contractors stating that their business has increased over the past four months has decreased by 56 per cent for the period April to August, according to OSEOK’s research. The data was gathered from contractors who were asked to fill out questionnaires. “It would appear that this index has hit rock-bottom, since many contractors cannot afford to lose more business given that they have very few, or zero, projects to work with; at the same time, government statistics show that a large number of contractors are closing shop or have already done so.” The federation said moreover that the gloomy numbers apply to all the districts, including Nicosia and Limassol which until recently appeared to be holding up better to the financial squeeze. The crisis in the construction industry began manifesting as early as 2010, when according to the federation as many as 10,000 workers lost their jobs.

The Serapeum of Saqqara, a vast underground necropolis south of Cairo dedicated to the bulls of Apis, reopened yesterday after 11 years of renovation. The Serapeum, whose origin dates back to around 1400 BC, was discov-

ered in 1851 by French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette, founder of the first department of Egyptian antiquities. The site contains huge subterranean galleries containing the tombs of some 30 sacred bulls (AFP)

Titanic captain originally failed navigation test THE CAPTAIN of the Titanic which sank after colliding with an iceberg in 1912 is believed to have originally failed his navigation test, British TV historian Tony Robinson said yesterday. But Edward John Smith, who famously went down with the ship, was eventually given the all clear and he received his Masters Certificate in February 1888. He is among the well-known seamen to appear in The Great Britain, Masters and Mates Certificates 1850-1927, which were published yesterday on the family history website The question of what shall we do with

the drunken sailor? was a sobering question which puzzled 19th Century politicians and led to the stricter regulation of seamen. The 280,000 documents, released in partnership with the National Maritime Museum, detail the seamen who passed examinations designed to test their experience and general good conduct, and give evidence of their sobriety. The system aimed to combat drunk and disorderly behaviour, which was rife in the Merchant Navy during the early 19th century. Launching the newly ac-

cessible records in London, Robinson, of TV’s Time Team, said: “It is believed, for instance, that Captain Smith who was eventually the man in charge of the Titanic when it sank failed his exams the first time round because he did not have sufficient navigating skills.” Upon passing, men were awarded a Masters Certificate as proof that they were fit for service. Certificates specified the recipient’s name, address, certificate number, birth date, birth place, port of issue, examination date and the previous ships on which they sailed.

Friday, September 21, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL



‘We’ll raise our fees if you lower yours’

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THE ISLAND’S health system cannot be fixed in one fell swoop but if the state raises its fees, and the private sector lowers theirs, it will be a step in the right direction, the ministry’s permanent secretary said yesterday. Dionysis Mavronicolas was discussing in parliament a proposed bill introducing among other things, changes in the state’s healthcare charges including a 30 per cent hike in hospital fees. Mavronicolas said the changes would bring in some €13 million a year. With changes next year in cross-border healthcare and with an increasing number of people using state service due to the crisis, the health ministry must discourage abuse of the system and needs to increase fees, parliament heard. People not entitled to nominally free health care can use state services at a competitive cost, which has been fixed in

the bill at €20 for a visit to a pathologist for instance. The health ministry has suggested charging €10 to use hospital accident and emergency departments, and charging €0.50 for lab tests and prescriptions in order to discourage abuse. “We consider the bill a step forward in terms of rationalising public healthcare and creating a culture for the National Health Scheme (NHS),” Mavronicolas said. The NHS is due for implementation in 2016. In the meantime, the state is trying to address “system distortions” Mavronicolas added. These include an outdated pricing system and the lack of IT integration between services to prevent duplication of treatment and services, he said. Although private healthcare in Cyprus is twice as expensive than the EU average, state hospital charges have remained unchanged since 2005 despite rising costs. This has created a discrepancy in fees, attracting most patients to state healthcare even though hospitals

are equipped to handle only around half the population, but at the moment are catering for around 80 per cent. Private clinics and doctors have complained the state system is threatening their survival because it is too cheap. The medical association, which looks after doctors’ interests, yesterday asked the ministry to charge non-beneficiaries of state health care at least what a private clinic would charge a medical insurance company. “The state charges a third of what the private sector charges the insurance companies,” said medical association’s head, Andreas Demetriou. He said that giving birth might cost €2,800 in the private sector. But in the state sector, those not entitled to nominally free healthcare could pay only up to €671 for a caesarean and up to €160 a night for a single room. “Perhaps the private sector should push prices down to adjust to the crisis just as we are raising prices,” Mavronicolas responded.

Shots fired as driver speeds through crossing POLICE were yesterday looking for an asylum seeker involved in an early morning shooting incident at a crossing point in Nicosia that links the government-controlled areas with the breakaway north. The man was inside a car coming from the north, which had been fired on at the Turkish Cypriot checkpoint at the Ayios Dhometios crossing. “Three shots were heard coming from the occupied areas – near the Ayios Dhometios checkpoint – and then a vehicle appeared,” Nicosia CID chief Giorgos Hininos said. “Officers tried to intercept the car, which came to a halt and the driver fled.” Officers later found that the car had been hit by bullets but there was no blood or other obvious signs that showed anyone had been injured. Hininos could not say if any arrests had been made by Turkish Cypriots in the north as “cooperation with the occupying forces is difficult.” Police found that the vehicle was registered to an asylum seeker living in Limassol who was not located at the address he had given. His nationality was not made public. Hininos said the man did not seem to have any priors in Cyprus, but could not say if he had a record in some other country. Reports said the man, 33, was meant to pick up two other foreigners from Tymbou (Ercan) airport who were arrested by Turkish Cypriot authorities for drug trafficking.

Police found the car after it was abandoned by the driver

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New army rules will see reservists do 48-hour stint as of next year AS OF next summer army reservists will be required to serve two consecutive days in the military just like conscripts. Reservists will report to their units once a year and will stay on duty for two entire days. They will remain for 48 hours within the units and be assigned guard duty with the rest of the draftees.

The Defence Ministry plans to call up reservists in the months of July through September – the period where conscript numbers are lowest. Up until now, reservists were called up twice or three times a year, reporting to their units for a few hours and then released.

CYPRUS MAIL Friday, September 21, 2012



Planned shed for deadly cargo never built, court hears By Poly Pantelides A PROSECUTION witness against whom charges were dropped in connection with last summer’s naval base blast, which killed 13, yesterday related details of highlevel meetings concerning the munitions Cyprus confiscated in 2009. Colonel Georgios Georgiades was among eight people, indicted in relation to deaths at Evangelos Florakis naval base in Mari in July 11 last year. The deaths were the result of an explosion caused by munitions stored in 98 containers on site for over two years. The prosecution dropped charges against Georgiades in June because he did not “strictly speaking” have the responsibility to issue instructions to those on the base to move away from the site on the day of the blast. Instead, attorney-general Petros Clerides said it would be “better for the case” to use the colonel as a prosecution witness.

TIME PERIOD Georgiades testimony at the Larnaca trial began with the time period shortly before Cyprus confiscated the 98 containers from the Monchegorsk, which was sailing from Iran to Syria in February 2009 Cyprus confiscated the cargo under UN Security Council resolutions. The containers were temporarily placed at the naval base in March and were left stacked there until the gunpowder they contained ignited, causing the explosion. In late January, the diplomatic office at the presidential palace was given a list and photographs by the US embassy saying the cargo carried projectiles but the photographs only showed gunpowder, Georgiades said. A team was put together to examine the cargo on a random sample basis. Georgiades said that the

team found various types of gunpowder and counted 98 containers, although a US team had previously counted 97 during a check on the Monchegorsk in the Red Sea. Former defence minister Costas Papacostas and former foreign minister Marcos Kyprianou – who are among the accused – were present at high level meetings to decide what to do with the containers and how to politically handle the situation, Georgiades said. Kyprianou had advised authorities to examine the cargo on board the Monchegorsk and not on Cyprus soil, which presented practical difficulties when examining the cargo, Georgiades said.

REPORT He added that in addition to himself, only four others were to have a copy of the report following the cargo examination: President Demetris Christofias, Kyprianou, Papacostas, and national guard chief, Petros Tsalikidis. Georgiades added that the former deputy chief of the national guard Savvas Argyrou, who also faces charges, had issued instructions to find a suitable storage space. The colonel said there were plans to spend €40,000 to create a shed for the containers, and after considering other smaller army camps, the Mari base was chosen because it could accommodate the containers. No shed was ever built. Georgiades’ testimony continues today. The trial’s defendants are Kyprianou; Papacostas; Argyrou; former fire service chief Andreas Nicolaou; deputy fire chief Charalambos Charalambous; and former disaster response squad (EMAK) commander Andreas Loizides. They are accused of causing death by want of precaution, and homicide by gross negligence in relation to the 13 deaths.

The Anakyklos shop in Nicosia when it opened in 2010. Since then it has gone from strength to strength

Boost for recycling Old clothes help not only the poor but the enviroment By Jacqueline Agathocleous IN THE past two years nearly 2,000 tonnes of clothing, representing hundreds of thousands of discarded garments have been recycled in Cyprus, keeping that much more household waste out of the island’s landfills. Two years into launching their clothes recycling project, Anakyklos Perivalontiki has gathered 1,900 tonnes of garments and helped some 400 people in need, as well as charities. The non-profit organisation has also contributed to the environment by sending clothes abroad to be recycled, instead of crowding landfills, and had opened 15 new ‘green’ jobs. They hope to expand and open more. “We don’t discard anything, just two per cent of the clothes collected, which are in such bad condition they could affect the other clothes,” said the head of Anakyklos, Doros Michael, yesterday. The recycling programme operates in all 30 municipalities and in 93 communities, with 259 recycling bins – compared to 208 last year. Even though it isn’t financially viable, even

remote areas like Moutoullas in the Troodos Mountains are covered, just because the community leaders are avid recycling supporters. “Anakyklos offers our old clothes a second chance, which despite being useful to our fellow human beings in need, mostly ended up in the landfills, with negative effects on the environment,” said Michael. Anakyklos says there are no statistics for Cyprus, in terms of how much clothing ends up in landfills, but the figures from other countries were telling. Every European citizen removes about 15 kilos and every American 20 kilos per year from his/her wardrobe. In the European Union, 5.8 million tonnes per year of clothes are discarded. In the UK, more than one million tonnes of textiles end up in landfills every year. Most of them come from households. Textiles make up about 3.0 per cent by weight of a household bin. Most of the textiles that are sent to landfills can be recycled. Yet, even in the UK, where a plethora of recycling programmes have been operating for decades, reuse

and recycling reaches only 25 per cent. Michael said the programme’s success in Cyprus depended on making the public more aware. In its second year, Anakyklos sent 995 tonnes of clothes abroad, compared to 830 tonnes the year before, to be recycled into things like cleaning materials. Some of the clothing was selected and given to families in need, through Anakyklos’ two shops in old Nicosia. The organisation has also offered €30,000 worth of €20-coupons to poor families, though Michael said only €8,000 of those have been used in its shops. “I think, without knowing for sure, that this is because people are a bit embarrassed about coming to collect free clothes. Also some of them are in Limassol or Paphos and simply cannot make their way to Nicosia,” said Michael, who added that one of the organisation’s next goals was to open a shop in Limassol. Anakyklos has also contributed €9,000 to various local charities and social programmes over the past two years, as well as held lectures at 28 schools to inform children on the benefits of

recycling. The latter seems to have been a success, as according to the association’s public affairs officer, Androulla Shati, a number of schools have created their own special clothes-collecting programmes, sending whatever they gather on to Anakyklos. Even though there are no specific statistics for Cyprus, going by the European average, Anakyklos estimates that it collects just 12 per cent of all the clothing discarded by Cypriots. “Our basic goal is to cover 15 per cent over the next period,” said Michael. Anakyklos’ total revenue for its second year in operation was €507,817 – compared to €405,753 the previous year – while its expenditure reached €455,133, in comparison with €386,689 last year. There was a small surplus, according to Michael, which he said covered part of the organisation’s loans. The recycling bins alone cost €800 each, while a 30 per cent increase in the price of fuel over the past two years is also a costly addition. Anakyklos will host a festival this weekend. (see page 15)

Friday, September 21, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL



UN looks forward to working with new Cypriot president CONDITIONS are not conducive for a multilateral conference on the Cyprus issue at this stage, the UN SecretaryGeneral’s Special Advisor Alexander Downer said yesterday following a meeting with President Demetris Christofias. Downer, who earlier in the day met with Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, told reporters that the UN would not force any party into a multilateral conference and that it has made it clear that until there is some consensus on the issue, the UN is not ready to host such a conference. “The Turkish Cypriots made the point that they want to move straight away to a multilateral conference and the Greek Cypriots have taken the view that first of all the internal issues need to be resolved before the multilateral conference,” Downer said. He said the Turkish Cypriots did not want to continue the talks forever and they are “sort of waiting for the multilateral

conference,” adding that “circumstances are clearly not right for that at this stage”. Asked if he would be meeting the leaders of the two communities, Downer said that the UN is ready to facilitate a new meeting between the leaders of the two communities should they request it. “Well, that is always a possibility, but we don’t have any plans to do that and it is ultimately up to them if they would like to meet, we will obviously facilitate that. If they don’t want to, that is their decision,” he noted. In the meantime the UN would continue their work facilitating the Technical Committees. The UN official said that he would be back in Cyprus before the presidential elections in February. “There’s going to be an election in February next year and we have no comment on that except that after the election of the new President we look forward to work with whoever that may be,” he said.

Alexander Downer (right) being greeted at the palace yesterday by presidential aide George Iacovou

Suspect in Isaac murder released By Jacqueline Agathocleous

Tassos Isaac

THE TURKISH man suspected of being involved in the beating to death of a Greek Cypriot in 1996 has been released by authorities in Kyrgyzstan, after being arrested earlier in the week. Erhan Arikli, who had been on INTERPOL’s wanted list, was taken to a Kyrgyzstan court on Wednesday. According to Attorneygeneral (AG) Petros Clerides the court was not satisfied with Cyprus’ justification for an extradition request, and released Arikli. The police are seeking a meeting with all interested parties to discuss the next move. Deputy police spokeswoman Lefki Solomondos yesterday said the force had informed the AG, defence ministry and all rel-

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Court in Kyrgyzstan ‘not satisfied’ with Cyprus’ justification for extradition evant authorities on the Kyrgyzstan court’s ruling. “At the start of September, we were informed by INTERPOL in Kyrgyzstan that they had located one of the eight suspects in the murder of Tassos Isaac in 1996,” said Solomondos. The Kyrgyzstan authorities asked for photographs, fingerprints and DNA, she added. “We sent photos of the suspect in question, as we didn’t have any fingerprints or DNA available,” she said. Arikli denies any involvement, accusing the Greek Cypriot authorities of trying to set him up. According to a CyBC reporter in Istanbul yesterday, Arikli told the Turkish

media that Greek Cypriots were lying and that the wrong information was given to INTERPOL. He said the date of birth and the names of his parents provided by Cypriot authorities were wrong, while claiming that he was living in Nicosia and was not involved in the violent incidents at the time. Isaac, who was 24 when he was killed, was beaten to death on August 11, 1996, during a motorbikers demonstration at the buffer zone village of Dherynia in the Famagusta district. He was killed by a group of Turks and Turkish Cypriots while trying to free a protester who was trapped in barbed wire. His cousin, Solomos Sol-


omou, was shot and killed just three days later, during a demonstration following Isaac’s funeral. Solomou climbed up a Turkish flag post to remove the flag. Arikli reportedly told the Turkish press yesterday that Greek Cypriots were mocking the entire world and playing games.

‘TRNC PASSPORT’ He was reportedly arrested at Kyrgyzstan’s main airport where he was travelling on a ‘diplomatic TRNC passport’. The Turkish media reported that Arikli had been “saved” by efforts of the Turkish foreign ministry. AG Clerides was informed

on the case by Foreign Minister Erato-Kozakou Marcoullis on Wednesday night. “I was informed on this arrest early yesterday evening by Mrs Marcoullis, who told me certain things, whatever she was aware of,” Clerides said. “We waited until today to see what else would come out.” He said Arikli may have been released on bail, adding that being arrested on an international arrest warrant didn’t necessarily mean someone should be held in custody. “He may have been released under certain conditions, until the documents arrive from the country that is requesting extradition” said Clerides. “Many things may be going on and I don’t want to say something that is mistaken. “Possibly he was released because the court wasn’t satisfied, maybe it was for other reasons.”


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Austerity package due to be ready in next days But consultations with the parties put back a week By George Psyllides WITHIN the next couple of days the government is expected to put the finishing touches to an austerity package designed to counter the tough proposals submitted by its international lenders as part of the island’s bailout programme. The government is looking for ways to raise an equal amount of cash to avoid cutting the 13th salary – at least for low earners -- as was recommended by the troika of lenders. Another sticking point is wage indexation – the troika suggested scrapping it while the administration is insisting on reforming the system to make it fairer and less costly. Cyprus also opposes privatising profitable semi-state organisations like the telecommunications company CyTA. It also wants the three year adjustment period to be extended in a bid to mitigate the effects of the measures. Daily Alithia reported yesterday that the government’s package falls short of the troika demands by €200 million – €900 million instead of €1.1 billion. The government proposes pay cuts between

1.0 per cent and 3.0 per cent and staggered cuts in the 13th salary of high earners, Alithia said. It also suggests staggered cuts to pensions over 1,000 and increasing working hours in the wider public sector, according to the report. Consultations with the parties and unions have been pushed back a week and are now expected to take place next Thursday when President Demetris Christofias returns from the UN General Assembly in New York. Reports said parties will have a week to study the proposals and come up with their own suggestions. Negotiations with the troika are expected to kick off in the first 10 days of October and conclude by the end of the month. Finance ministry officials are now processing certain provisions to make sure they convince the troika, which uses a different method of calculating. It is certain however that the two sides do not see eye to eye when it comes to calculating the amount needed for the island’s banks. The troika is much stricter in its definition of non performing loans, which basically translates to more money for the banks and a bigger debt for Cyprus.

Remands for loan sharking FOUR people have been remanded in relation to an ongoing police investigation into loan sharking, police said. A woman told police that between November last year and the recent past, she had borrowed money with an exorbitant monthly interest rate of twenty per cent, Nicosia CID head George Hininos said. Hininos added that in total, the complainant said that she got €20,000 from six individuals. Three people were remanded by Nicosia district court for four days, and a fourth was remanded for five days, police said. Hininos said the complainant had borrowed various amounts at different times, from €3,000 to up to €8,000, but added that the lenders had acted independently of each other and were not part of a group.

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Cypriots yesterday took part in a head-shave for charity at Le Cafe on Makarios Avenue in Nicosia. The event was organised by the Centre for the Study of Hematological Malignancies, and was sponsored by the cafe.

Through the HeadShave Challenge, teams of volunteers show their support for children suffering from leukaemia, and compete to raise the largest amount of funds (Christos Theodorides)

Lifeline for ailing public transport BUS companies have been promised a financial lifeline that will enable them to continue paying drivers’ salaries and continue operating. Next Monday the House Finance Committee will finish processing a government bill providing for a supplementary budget of €21 million, which is scheduled to be tabled to the plenum on Thursday, allowing the first payments to be made a few days later. The problem arose because the government cash for this year has already run out. The 2012 budget for public transport was reduced to €45 million from €68 million, with bus companies warning at the time that this would

only cover fuel costs. The companies had wanted the government and parliament to vote through the supplementary €21 million before the House broke for the summer holidays. For EMEL, the bus company servicing the district of Limassol, the cash injection comes in the nick of time. The company says it has received no money from the state for three months, and it’s struggling to convince banks to extend its credit so that it can keep paying its employees. The new public transport system, up and running since the second half of 2010, has been dogged by disagreement over how much the government

pays the companies. Six bus companies were created, one for intercity routes and five for Cyprus’ districts - Paphos, Limassol, Larnaca, Nicosia and Famagusta. Each company has a ten-year contract with the state. The government pays companies a rate per kilometre and also leases the buses which comprise the bus network. Bus drivers went on strike earlier this year because they hadn’t been paid their wages. The companies said the government was not paying them their fuel subsidies on time, creating a liquidity problem.

Friday, September 21, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL


Home Quad bikes discussed but no decisions taken until EU resolves issue By Jacqueline Agathocleous LAWMAKERS yesterday said there was a complete lack of a legal framework for quad bikes, but said the EU was in the process of preparing new regulations to resolve the problem. The head of the House Communications Committee, DIKO’s Antonis Antoniou, said MPs decided to look into the issue after two people were recently killed in quad bike crashes a day apart. He said there were no laws relating to the importation, sale and circulation of the bikes, while their numbers had increased dramatically over the past few years. “We often hear about how dangerous these bikes are,” said Antoniou. “We even had two fatal accidents recently.” Last month, a 25-yearold woman from Limassol was killed when the four-wheeled bike she was riding pillion on hit a kerb, hurling her onto the tarmac. She was killed instantly. Neither her nor her fiancé had been wear-

ing helmets. A day later, a 20-year-old man from the Famagusta village of Xylotymbou swerved off course and hit a kerb, before being hurled into a metal billboard. He was killed instantly. He was also not wearing a helmet. According to Antoniou, quad bikes are regulated by the same law as other bikes, with riders having no other obligation but to wear helmets. However, the head of the police traffic department last month said quad bikes were even more dangerous than normal bikes and needed special skill to manoeuvre. “There are two categories of such bikes: the L7E, which are bikes that are allowed to speed at over 45 kilometres an hour – of which 3,149 have so far been registered – and the L6 category, which are allowed to go up to 45 kilometres an hour, and 195 of those are currently registered,” said Antoniou. He added that the EU was currently discussing ways to better regulate the bikes, adding that this would ensure new measures for domestic law.

Evaluation completed in second gas round

There are over 3,000 quad bikes registered in Cyprus, deputies heard yesterday

Land expropriations are being axed to save €160m By Elias Hazou THE GOVERNMENT has decided to revoke land expropriations for public projects deemed surplus to the state’s needs and worth a total of €160m, and more planned developments could face the axe. The state owes some €570m to owners of land expropriated for the purposes of implementing public projects, including such ventures as the Paphos-Polis highway and the Pentakomos Technological Park. Given the poor state of public finances, the government has had to reassess the feasibility of implementing many of these projects. The aim is to cancel or downsize

Paphos-Polis highway not being nixed but is being put on the back burner non-pressing projects, giving the state the opportunity to return expropriated land no longer deemed necessary, provided it has not already paid for the land. Although the re-jigging affects among others the Paphos-Polis highway, Communications and Works Minister Efthymios Flourentzos said yesterday that this project had not been cancelled, merely pushed back. A ministerial committee will be appointed soon to guide efforts to redesign the project at a cost that is more realistic and implementable. A deci-


sion has been taken to revoke land expropriations for the project totalling some €65m, a significant part of which €23.5m - accounts for interest owed on the state’s debts. Expropriations were made in 2006 for the proposed highway when the project was nowhere near ready for implementation, burdening the state budget without any immediate results. The revoked areas will be temporarily declared a ‘white zone’, Flourentzos said, until such time as new designs for the highway are ready. The aim is for new tenders to be

announced for the highway in early 2013, he said. Some of the money the government owes for expropriations dates back to before 1974. Briefing MPs of the House Communications Committee yesterday, Interior Minister Eleni Mavrou said a review of town planning projects was ongoing – hinting that more works could be postponed or ditched altogether. The recalled expropriations concern more than a dozen projects, including two of the Antiquities Department and two of the Department



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of Public Works. The amount owed for expropriations is not factored into the public debt. Mavrou said her ministry’s budget for 2013 – coming up soon for parliamentary approval – would shrink by about 12 per cent compared to the initial one for 2012, which in turn was 12 per cent lower than the previous year’s. The 2012 budget included some €100 million earmarked for development projects – a significant amount, according to Mavrou, yet nowhere what the state had in the pipeline. Opposition MPs expressed concern that killing public projects – though saving money in the short-term – would further slow down an already stalled economy.

THE EVALUATION of the second licensing round for Cyprus’ offshore blocks has been completed and the advisory committee will reconvene on September 26 to submit its report to the Commerce Minister, energy chief Solon Kassinis has said. Speaking on London Greek Radio, Kassinis, currently in the British capital addressing a conference on the exploitation of hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean, said that Israel has proposed relaxed restrictions on the export of natural gas. The decision could enable Cyprus to become Israel’s window to European markets by 2017, he said. Last month a governmentcommissioned report in Israel proposed allowing a larger quota for exports. Should Cyprus go it alone, Kassinis said, the deadline for extracting natural gas can be extended to 2018. He also noted that liquefied natural gas can be exported to Europe and Asia by 2019. The energy chief said discussions are ongoing with Noble Energy and a decision would be taken on the extent and number of sub-sea pipelines to be constructed for the US company’s Block 12 concession. He said Noble Energy is proposing the construction of a 24-inch pipeline while the government is proposing two 20-inch pipelines. A company will be set up and tenders invited as this infrastructure project concerns not only Noble but also the government of Cyprus since it will be the biggest investor. A second licensing round for companies bidding for concessions for exploratory drilling in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone was concluded last May, resulting in bids by fifteen companies and joint ventures. Government officials have said 2013 will be critical for Cyprus’ natural gas plans as a number of developments will converge that year: Noble’s appraisal drilling in Block 12, the awarding of licenses for the remaining offshore blocks and preparations for a natural gas liquefaction plant and supporting infrastructures.

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Britain UK ‘torture gang’ boss dies at 78 BRITISH gangster Charlie Richardson, one of the most feared underworld figures of 1960s London who fought a vicious turf war with the more famous Kray brothers, has died, his family said yesterday. He was 78. A scrap metal dealer, he built a criminal empire based on fraud, protection rackets and gambling that earned a reputation for extreme violence and brutality. Known as the “Torture Gang”, his associates were said to nail victims to the floor, cut off their toes with bolt cutters and give them electric shocks in a bath full of water. His 1967 trial for fraud, assault and robbery made Richardson a household name and exposed the gruesome tactics of those who worked

for him. Jailing Richardson for 25 years, judge Frederick Lawton said: “One is ashamed to live in a society that contains men like you.” Richardson, who was reported to be suffering from emphysema and inflammation of the abdomen, died at a hospital in Kent. “He was as hard as nails and a tough old cookie,” his friend Bobby Cummines told the Daily Mirror. “Whatever anyone says, he paid for his crimes and his family will miss him.” With his swept-back hair and immaculate suits, he became a symbol of gangland London and was the subject of a 2004 feature film, “Charlie”. Born in 1934, Richardson created a lucrative business spanning slot machines, scrapyards and nightclubs. Police accused

him of using legitimate businesses as a front for a range of criminal activities. The Richardson gang were fierce rivals of the Krays, twin brothers Ronnie and Reggie who ran another infamous 1960s gang on the north side of London’s River Thames. Members of the two gangs were involved in brawls and shootings in the capital. Newspapers revelled in retelling shocking gangland stories involving Richardson, although it was often hard to sift the facts from criminal folklore. His gang was reputed to make victims mop up their blood before being handed a fresh shirt, supposedly leading to the beatings becoming known as “taking a shirt from Charlie”.

British soldier has surprise baby in Afghanistan Prince Charles yesterday returned to Croydon, south London, which was badly hit by the riots last year. Charles and

Camilla met shopkeepers, residents, faith leaders and mingled with shoppers and stall-holders during a walkabout

BSkyB is given all clear by regulator No evidence it was linked to hacking scandal BRITAIN’S media regulator gave pay-TV firm BSkyB a clean bill of health yesterday, saying there was no evidence it was linked to a phone hacking scandal which engulfed Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, its largest shareholder. However, Ofcom criticised Murdoch’s son James for failing to investigate allegations of criminality at the group’s newspapers properly, describing his failure to uncover the scale of the problem as “both difficult to comprehend and ill-judged”. The ruling by Ofcom, which has clashed repeatedly with BSkyB in the past, will lift a cloud that had long hung over the hugely successful group and will allow it to focus on the challenges of intensifying competition and growing economic pressures on its customers. Ofcom concluded BSkyB

was “fit and proper” to hold a broadcasting licence and avoided making the most serious ruling that News Corp should sell down some of its near 40 per cent holding. But it sharply criticised James Murdoch, a former chief executive and chairman of BSkyB who was in charge of News Corp’s British newspaper arm when the scandal exploded last year at its now defunct News of the World. He stepped down as chairman of BSkyB in April in an attempt to protect the company’s reputation from being damaged, but remains on the board. “In our view, James Murdoch’s conduct in relation to events at News Group Newspapers repeatedly fell short of the exercise of responsibility to be expected of him as CEO and chairman,” it said. “To date (however), there is no evidence that Sky was di-

rectly or indirectly involved in any of the wrongdoing either admitted or alleged to have taken place at News of the World or The Sun.” Prompted by the admission that News of the World journalists had hacked into the voicemails of celebrities, politicians and crime victims, Ofcom had examined whether News Corp was an appropriate owner of BSkyB and whether James Murdoch was an appropriate director. The ruling brings to an end one of the many outstanding concerns for the Murdoch family. The admission of criminality at Murdoch’s powerful British newspaper arm, including the detail that staff had hacked into the voicemails of a murdered schoolgirl, sent shockwaves through the political and media establishment last year.

A BRITISH soldier who did not realise she was pregnant has given birth to a baby boy at the Camp Bastion field hospital in Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) in London said mother and baby were in stable condition and a specialist “Paediatric Retrieval Team” would fly out from Britain to care for them during the long flight home. “It is not military policy to allow servicewomen to deploy on operations if they are pregnant. In this instance, the MOD was unaware of her pregnancy,” the ministry said. The Daily Mail newspaper, which first reported on the birth, said the woman herself was unaware of the pregnancy. The Mail said the Royal Artillery gunner had

conceived before her six-month stint in Afghanistan began. Her pre-deployment training included an eight mile (13 km) march and five mile run. Her job in the field involved providing covering fire for troops fighting insurgents. She was taken to the field hospital after complaining of stomach pains and was informed by doctors that she was about to give birth, the Mail said, citing military sources. “This is a unique occurrence, but my team is well-rehearsed in the unexpected and they adapted brilliantly to this situation,” said Lieutenant Colonel Andrea Lewis, commanding officer of the field hospital, quoted by the Mail.

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Danish cartoonist rejects censorship THE Danish cartoonist who outraged Muslims with a drawing of the Prophet Mohammad seven years ago has said the West cannot let itself be muzzled by fear of offending Islamic sensibilities. Kurt Westergaard, whose lampoon of Mohammad in the Jyllands-Posten paper nearly got him killed by an axe-wielding assassin in 2010, told Austrian magazine News he had no regrets about his work and said freedom of speech was too precious to relinquish. “Should we in future let ourselves be censored by Islamic authorities in deeply undemocratic countries? Should they be allowed to tell the German chancellor in future whom she should honour and whom not? Are we really this far along?” he asked, referring to Angela Merkel’s citation of his work. For many Muslims, any depiction of the Prophet is blasphemous and caricatures or other characterisations have provoked protests across the Muslim world - most recently after the denigration of Mohammad in an amateurish film trailer concocted by anti-Islamic campaigners in the United States. Westergaard, 77, said he still lives in constant fear of

another attempt on his life. His home has become a “fortress” with a police station in the back yard and bodyguards who ferry him and his wife around in the back seat of an armoured car. “I can’t even go shopping or sit in a cafe,” the cartoonist said in the interview published yesterday. Westergaard said cartoons poking fun at Muslims could signal that Western cultures saw them as part of society. “But we don’t understand one another,” he added. That was because “we have long found ourselves in a culture war” raging not just between the West and the Middle East but directly in Western societies where he said many Muslims seem not to understand or respect democracy and freedom of speech. He said cartoonists could not hold back in their efforts to spotlight issues in a pointed way. “It is already bad enough when people like politicians or journalists who work with words no longer prefer to say and write things that are obvious. We have got used to that, but fortunately not yet to (the idea) that bans on drawings also prevail in the meantime.”

Catalonia’s regional president Artur Mas has said the time has come for a rethink

Economic crisis fans Catalan separatism Move rooted in Middle Ages when Barcelona had parliament By Fiona Ortiz SPAIN’S economic crisis is exposing deep regional fault lines. Among Catalans on Barcelona’s boulevards the talk is of independence, and Madrid is worried.

This week the king and prime minister called for national unity to get Spain through its worst downturn in decades, King Juan Carlos recalling the spirit that built a democracy after dictator Francisco Franco’s death in 1975. Popular momentum for independence has never been stronger in Catalonia, a wealthy region in northeastern Spain that generates one fifth of the country’s economic output and is home to 16 per cent of Spaniards. More than half of Catalans say they want a separate state, and hundreds of thousands marched in Barcelona last week - the biggest such show of separatist fervour. Still, few see a rapid road to an independent Catalonia, a dream rooted in the Middle Ages when Barcelona was a Mediterranean trade centre with a parliament. “It’s going to be a difficult

and long process ... For us to get it they would have to have a referendum, and they’re not going to give us that,” said Jose Maria Prats, a nurse who joined the march. The upsurge in Catalan separatism is founded on a conviction that Madrid is draining the region financially. The central government collects most taxation payments then redistributes them to Spain’s 17 self-governing regions, which run their own schools and hospitals. Each year Catalans say they pay €16 billion more in taxes than the regional government spends. “The crisis has shown that Spain’s regional financing model does not work. There is no doubt we need to advance towards a federal system of taxation,” said Jose Ignacio Conde-Ruiz, deputy head of think-tank FEDEA. He has threatened to intervene in regions that cannot control their budgets. Catalo-

nia is likely to miss its deficit target this year and has had to ask Madrid for a €5 billion bailout to meet its debt redemptions. With an economy about the size of Portugal’s, Catalonia houses global firms including toll road, telecoms and airport operator Abertis and healthcare group Grifols. Catalan President Artur Mas, of the conservative Convergence and Union, or CiU, up until last week an advocate of autonomy but not of independence, has fallen into line with public opinion. He says he will work toward a referendum like the one Scotland may hold in 2014 on breaking its 305-year union with England. “We went one way for 30 years and now there’s a change in direction ... Catalonia needs instruments of state,” he told Madrid’s political and business elite at a forum last week.

Ads criticising jihad bound for NY subway stations By Edith Honan AS MUSLIM countries reverberate with fierce protests over a film mocking the Prophet Mohammad, an ad equating Islamic jihad with savagery is due to appear next week in 10 New York City subway stations despite transit officials’ efforts to block it. The city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority had refused the ads, citing a policy against demeaning language. The American Freedom Defense Initiative, which is behind the ad campaign, then sued and won a favourable ruling from a US judge in Man-

hattan. According to court documents, the ad reads: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel/Defeat Jihad.” MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan said the ads would be displayed starting on Monday, but he could not say at which stations. “Our hands are tied. The MTA is subject to a court ordered injunction that prohibits application of the MTA’s existing no-demeaning ad standard,” said Donovan. A torrent of violence erupted last week after the short, poor-quality film made in California was posted on the internet.

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World WORLD TODAY Libya visit U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns arrived in Tripoli yesterday, a week after a deadly attack on the US consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. Burns flew into the Libyan capital where he was due to meet new Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagour and Mohammed Magarief, head of the national congress, Libyan government officials said. He was also scheduled to attend a ceremony commemorating US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, who died in last week’s consulate attack in Benghazi, they said. Stevens and three other Americans died when gunmen attacked the US consulate and a safe house. The attackers were part of a crowd that blamed the United States for a video posted online that mocks the Prophet Mohammad. A top US counter-terrorism official told Congress on Wednesday the assault on the consulate was a “terrorist attack” that may have had an al Qaeda connection.

Popcorn win A US man has won $7.2 million damages over claims he developed “popcorn lung,” possibly from inhaling the artificial butter smell of the microwave popcorn he regularly ate. Ken McClain, lawyer for Wayne Watson, said a federal jury granted the award in Denver against several food companies, after Watson developed respiratory problems in 2007. The firms are the GilsterMary Lee Corp, The Kroger Co and Dillon Companies Inc. Watson previously settled claims against the flavour developer FONA International Inc, formerly Flavours of North America. He argued the companies failed to warn consumers that inhaling the buttery aroma could put them at risk of lung injury. Defence lawyers had argued Mr Watson’s health problems stemmed not from popcorn but from his years of working with carpet-cleaning chemicals.

Islamic Louvre THE Louvre Museum is unveiling a new wing and galleries dedicated to the arts of Islam. It culminates a nearly €100 million, decade-long project coming to fruition amid tensions between the Muslim world and the West. The new dragonfly shaped building marks the famed Paris museum’s greatest development since its glass pyramid constructed 20 years ago. The Department of Islamic Art will exhibit much of the Louvre’s 18,000 works, hoping also to foster cultural understanding.

Syrian air strike kills 54 activists In seperate incident, helicopter hits the tail of passenger jet before crashing By Erika Solomon and Oliver Holmes AT LEAST 54 people were killed when a Syrian air strike hit a fuel station in the northern province of alRaqqa yesterday, a Britishbased violence watchdog said, an area of heavy fighting between government and rebel forces. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has a network of activists across Syria reporting on government violence during the 18-month-old revolt, cited an activist in the region saying that more than 110 people were dead or wounded. A video published by activists, said to be from alRaqqa, showed black clouds of smoke rising from the wreckage of the petrol station as bewildered residents examined the scene following the attack by a Syrian air force jet. It was impossible to verify the authenticity of the video, and most foreign journalists are barred entry into Syria,

making varying accounts of events difficult to confirm. President Bashar al-Assad has used helicopters and fighter jets to fire at and bomb parts of the country where insurgents have been operating, including residential districts of the capital and Syria’s main cities. Assad’s forces have targeted petrol stations in rural towns and villages and along main roads to deprive rebels of fuel. Civilians have set up smaller, discreet fuel outlets. Earlier yesterday, Syria’s information ministry said that a Syrian military helicopter that crashed near the capital had clipped the tail of a Syrian Arab Airlines passenger plane, but the 200 people on board escaped unharmed. “The helicopter struck the tail of the plane... The control tower at Damascus airport confirmed that the plane landed safely at Damascus airport and all 200 passengers are in good health,” a statement published on the state news channel Syria TV said. On the ground, security

‘UAE Islamists had military wing, planned Islamic state’ ISLAMISTS detained in the United Arab Emirates have confessed to setting up a secret organisation with an armed force whose aim was to take power and establish an Islamic state, local media reported yesterday. The detainees, who number around 60, were all members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organisation, the privately owned al- Khaleej newspaper reported. Two other newspapers, including the state-owned al-Bayan, ran similar reports. None gave named sources. A UAE official declined to comment on the reports, saying the matter was subject to legal proceedings. The UAE, a significant oil exporter and Middle East business hub, tolerates no organised political opposi-

tion. Concerned about possible spillover from the Arab Spring, it has acted fast to isolate dissidents, stripping seven Islamists of their citizenship last year on national security grounds. The UAE state prosecutor has charged those detained with founding an organisation that violates state security, having links to foreign organisations and insulting the political leadership, al-Khaleej reported. Their case will be referred to the relevant court soon, it said. “Members of the organisation admitted that they exploited the events of the Arab Spring and that their strategic aim was to seize power and establish a religious state or caliphate,” the newspaper said.

forces surrounded and raided a rebellious southern district of Damascus, arresting more than 100 people, and activists said several others were shot dead. An opposition activist called Abu Salam, who lives in the Yarmouk district where rebels have been hiding out in recent days, said many residents were trapped. He said tanks and soldiers had sealed all the entrances and hundreds of soldiers were searching the area on foot and on trucks mounted with heavy machineguns. “We are hiding in our homes. I am afraid to leave the house so I am sitting here waiting to see if they reach my street, if I will be arrested or shot dead,” he said, adding that at least three people, two men and a young women, were shot dead when soldiers saw them running out of a park yesterday morning.

A Free Syrian Army activist in Aleppo yesterday

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India hit by national strike over big economic reforms

Retail sales dip as Britons watch Olympics

Govt. measures aimed at boosting a sharply slowing economy

RETAIL sales ticked down in August driven by a slump in online sales as Britons watched the Olympics on television, data showed yesterday. Sales volumes including automotive fuel dipped 0.2 percent last month, giving an annual rise of 2.7 per cent, the Office for National Statistics said. Economists had forecast a drop of 0.4 per cent on the month and an annual rise of 2.7 per cent. Volumes were 0.3 per cent lower on the month when excluding sales of fuel. Non-store retail volumes fell 6.7 per cent compared to July - the sharpest decline since December 2007. “Feedback from online retailers suggests that sales were lower as consumers watched the Olympics instead of shopping online,” the ONS said. However, retailers of sporting goods and toys reported a boost from sales of football shirts and other items as a result of the new football season, the European Championship and the Olympics. Between June and August, all retail sales rose by 0.6 per cent compared to the previous three months, a slight slowdown from the 0.7 per cent increase in the three months through July. Britons have been cutting back on non-essential spending as their incomes are suffering the worst squeeze for more than 30 years on the back of soaring food and fuel prices, higher taxes and slow wage rises. Earlier surveys had indicated that many retailers were disappointed with business during the London Olympics, which took place during the first two weeks of August. The ONS said retail prices rose by 0.2 per cent on the year in August, matching July’s two-and-a-half-year low.

By Jatindra Dash SCHOOLS, shops and government offices were shut in some Indian states yesterday, as protesters blocked road and rail traffic as part of a one-day nationwide strike against sweeping economic reforms announced by the government last week. The main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), joined by smaller parties from both the political left and right, called for the strike to protest against a 14 per cent hike in heavily subsidised diesel prices, and a government decision that opens the door to foreign supermarket chains to invest in India. The measures, part of a package of big-bang economic reforms aimed at boosting a sharply slowing economy, have triggered a political firestorm. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s biggest ally pulled out of his shaky coalition on Tuesday, raising the risk of an early election. Bangalore, India’s IT and outsourcing hub, was hard hit by the strike, but in Mumbai, the country’s financial capital, banks and offices were open as usual. In New Delhi, shops were shut in BJP constituencies and there were fewer cars on the road, but the central business district was untouched. Across the country, morning commuters were left stranded at train stations and bus stops as protesters squatted on railway tracks and laid siege to some bus depots. Supporters of the right-wing Hindu nationalist BJP and other opposi-

Demonstrators from the Samajwadi Party, a regional political party, shout slogans after they stopped a passenger train during a protest against price hikes in fuel and foreign direct investment in retail, near Allahabad railway station tion parties also blocked some roads with burning tyres. “If we don’t protest now, the central government will eliminate the poor and middle-class families,” said Santi Barik as she protested in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the eastern state of Odisha. Government offices, businesses, schools and banks in Bhubaneswar were shut, and similar shutdowns were reported in other cities, in-

cluding Hyderabad, the IT hub in Andhra Pradesh state that is home to local offices of Microsoft and Google.

POLICE ARRESTS Police arrested dozens of opposition supporters who surrounded the biggest bus station in Andhra Pradesh. In Bangalore, most of the 3,500 staff employed by Intel and 10,000 staff at Cisco Systems were asked to work

from home, a company spokesmen said. Infosys and Wipro gave workers the day off, but will ask them to work on Saturday instead. The Congress party-ruled coalition, which has a record for buckling under pressure, partially rolled back a petrol price increase earlier this year after facing a similar strike. Some Congress officials have hinted the new 5 rupee per litre diesel price hike could be cut, and a new

limit on subsidised cooking gas cylinders may also be raised. But they have held firm against calls for the retail reform to be scrapped. The BJP is seeking to exploit popular anger against the diesel hike and retail reforms - which many momand-pop store owners fear will destroy their livelihoods - ahead of a series of state elections later this year and national elections due by 2014.

Tensions simmer in Greece over austerity By Lefteris Papadimas and Deepa Babington

The dispute is the latest challenge facing PM Antonis Samaras’ government, which is struggling to reach agreement

GREECE’S latest round of talks with lenders on an austerity plan was marked by moments of tension as the two sides squabbled over a plan to reform the country’s bloated public sector, government officials told Reuters yesterday. The dispute is the latest challenge facing Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ government, which is struggling to reach agreement both internally and with the troika of European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund lenders on an unpopular package of spending cuts worth nearly 12 billion euros. Government officials said the dispute erupted at a Wednesday evening meeting between the finance minister and senior troika officials, hours after Athens said

the two sides had narrowed differences and were closing in on a deal. The troika’s approval is essential for Athens to unlock further aid. “There was tension at the meeting,” a senior government official said. “There is disagreement about the effectiveness of the measures on restructuring the public sector.” A second government official also said the talks were marked by tension over state sector reform but that the meeting concluded on a “smoother note" and that both sides remained in constant contact. “The latest picture is much more smooth,” the official said. Earlier on Wednesday, Greece had raised hopes of a swift conclusion to the negotiations by saying the two sides had found agreement on measures worth 9.5 billion euros in the 11.7 billion euro package. The troika had ini-

tially rejected 4 billion euros in austerity cuts proposed by Athens, largely over contentious state sector reform and timid plans to fire civil servants. The second official said the agreement on 9.5 billion euros worth of measures still held despite the later dispute. The two sides would resume discussions yesterday, officials said. Those talks were expected after an afternoon meeting of party leaders in Samaras’ fragile coalition, which has increasingly shown signs of buckling under the strain of finding common ground on the deeply-reviled austerity package. Samaras’s Socialist and leftist allies - under pressure from their voter base to fight the latest round of belt-tightening - have made increasingly defiant noises in recent days against plans to axe civil servants and slash wages and pensions.

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Keeping it in the family Ruling elite are always looking out for Number 1 AS PART of its half-hearted, cost-cutting drive the government has decided to abolish some of the monumentally ridiculous allowances that it has being paying public employees. From next year, a policeman would not be paid ‘good conduct’ allowance nor would he receive a ‘plain clothes’ allowance; National Guard officers would not receive a ‘special work conditions’ allowance; Land Surveys Department employees would not receive a ‘countryside’ allowance and nor would teachers; rent allowances for policemen and firemen would also be scrapped. These allowances, which are just too absurd for words, should be scrapped but the savings for the state would be negligible. The big allowances enjoyed by the top state officials, meanwhile, would not be touched by the government. The €18,000 representation allowance, paid to ministers, Supreme Court judges, permanent secretaries and other top state officials, earning the highest salaries will remain, but from next year it would be taxed. Until now, this allowance was untaxed even though it was included in the calculation of the official’s pension. The allowance paid to deputies for secretarial services, which, scandalously, was included in pension calculations, would also be taxed. The top officials who drafted these reforms looked after themselves. For instance the annual allowance of €68,000 paid to ambassadors serving abroad was not touched and neither was the €48,000 paid to lower-ranked diplomats. These allowances, which were given to cover the difference in the cost of living between Cyprus and the country they were serving in, may have been justified 20 or 30 years ago when salaries were relatively low and the cost of living here was much lower than that in many European countries. But what is the justification of this allowance at a time when diplomats earn big salaries? More importantly, the cost of living in many of the countries we have embassies in is lower than that of Cyprus. So what is the justification for this obscenely generous allowance? Then again, when the head of state cannot set a good example, why do we expect top civil servants and deputies (they enjoy a host of unjustified allowances) to surrender their ‘conquests’? President Christofias, whenever he is abroad, takes a €200 per diem for expenses he does not incur. All his expenses, when he is on official business abroad, are paid by the state, so he has no justification in claiming the money. Our political leaders and state officials do not know the meaning of the phrase of ‘leading by example’. In fact they have always embraced the philosophy of totalitarian regimes, which provide their ruling elite with perks and privileges, ordinary people could not even dream of.

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ITH all the booms, busts, policy fixes and financial turbulence of recent years, investors would have done well to keep it in the family – or family businesses at least. Even though family ownership to some conjures up thoughts of cronyism, internecine feuds and succession problems, performance data shows that listed companies where families have substantial shareholdings outstripped benchmark global indices over the past five years. A Credit Suisse index of 225 family-dominated or influenced companies around the world, for example, has outperformed the broad MSCI World by some eight per cent since August 2007 despite nominal losses of about 10 per cent. With European small cap stocks down twice as much as that over the same period, this is clearly not just a speculative story of momand-pop shops, local widgetmakers or entrepreneurial startups. This universe, for example, is probably successful more for its inclusion of such corporate behemoths as Volkswagen, BMW, Samsung, Wal-Mart, Carrefour and L’Oreal. Indeed consultants McKinsey estimate that a third of all companies in Wall St’s S&P 500 index and 40 per cent of the 250 largest companies in France and Germany are defined as family businesses – defined as firms where a family owns a significant share and can steer decisions like choice of chairman and CEO. So what’s the secret of outperformance? Is it all smoke and mirrors or a temporal quirk related to the peculiarities of the credit shock? The theme that seems to shine through all reports on the subject is longevity and long-term thinking -- doffing a cap more to the German or continental European style of capitalism than a heavily market-driven British bias, for example. Post mortems of the credit crash all point in some way to the preceding short-termism and myopia of company owners, executives, shareholders and investors – banks and financial firms most obviously – that led to rash decision-

Analysis Mike Dolan making in search of the fastest buck at the expense of longer-term stability. This so-called “quarterly capitalism”, where horizons were little further than the next three-month earnings report and outsize annual bonus payments were rife, is perhaps best illustrated in the collapse in the average length of US shareholding to just seven months in 2007 from 2 years in 1987. Yet for all the squeamishness about vagaries family ownership and control, there is an inherent logic to the idea that they are longer-term in their horizons – if only to pass on a healthy business to the next generation – and that they jealously guard hard-won reputations. Nearly half the companies surveyed in a poll of the family firm universe conducted by Credit Suisse are the more weather-worn firms who are in at least their third or fourth generation of the same family. And most of these tend to stay focussed on what they do best by concentrating on their core business. But, perhaps critically in a credit crunched world, they are less leveraged than many of their corporate peers and prefer internal financing or one-off strategic investments to equity or debt financing on capital markets. “This really is a distinctive model and one that seems to be working,” said Michael O’Sullivan, Head of Portfolio

‘In a credit crunched world, they are less leveraged than many of their corporate peers’

ON THIS DAY SEPTEMBER 21 1937 J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is published.

1939 Romanian Prime Minister Armand Calinescu is assassinated by ultranationalist members of the Iron Guard.

The list includes such giants as Wal-Mart Strategy and Thematic Research at Credit Suisse Private Banking, adding that a lot of family businesses in Europe in particular have more stable long-term bank financing as opposed to equity financing. One question is whether this is just some old-world bolthole for fearful investors looking for something instinctively conservative in testing times. But the CS index has about 21 per cent of emerging market companies and the parallel survey also gives a more dynamic hue by showing more than 50 per cent planning to expand into new countries. Yet outperformance in such defensive times does point toward at least some sectoral skew alongside a perhaps counter-intuitive bias toward corporate size that may draw safety bids. And the family index is indeed heavily weighted to-

ward the likes of consumer staples and luxury goods and is light on the battered financials that whacked global indices over the period. Moreover, size does play a part, with more than 40 per cent of the firms surveyed employing a thousand people or more. A sharp recovery of world markets and the global economy over the coming years, as a result, could therefore undermine the theme. “If in the next five years, if there’s a big rally in the highbeta stuff – banks, mining etc – then that would probably leave family businesses behind,” said O’Sullivan at Credit Suisse. “But because private indebtedness remains so high and deleveraging will likely continue to be severe for some time, family businesses should continue to be interesting as they tend not to be overleveraged and have that longer-term view.”

WHAT THE MAIL SAID 25 years ago Wednesday September 21, 1987 Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash said yesterday he might take defensive measures if the UN backed Greek Cypriots in a General Assembly debate on Cyprus. Denktash told Reuters “In this debate we shall again be looking at the resolution which they will be getting and naturally, if we have to take any defensive measures, we shall” he said.

35 years ago Friday September 21, 1977 1972 Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos signs Proclamation No. 1081 placing the entire country under martial law.

1993 Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament and scraps the then-functioning constitution, thus triggering the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993.

1998 Bill Clinton’s testimony about his relationship with a young female assistant is released to the United States public.

The UN General Assembly’s steering committee last night approved that Cyprus should be debated in the plenary session of the Assembly. The Steering Committee approved the 126-item agenda for the General Assembly and recommended for full assembly debate, 37 of them including: The Middle East situation, Cyprus, Palestine and Israeli settlements.

45 years ago Saturday September 21, 1967 Professor Arthur Ling yesterday called for the development of a civic conscience in Cyprus, and warned that if haphazard development is allowed to continue it might ruin the island’s name for beauty. It is not too late and the maximum support of those who love the island will be necessary, he said.

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Showbiz Lisa Marie Presley ‘reluctant’ to send kids to nursery

Van Outen says her feet strictly painful

Will Ferrell thinks every American home should receive a wheel of cheese

THE 44-year-old singer - the daughter of the late Elvis Presley - has three-yearold twin daughters, Harper and Finley, with husband Michael Lockwood, but she isn’t ready to enrol them into the education system yet because she thinks they are too young to go. Instead, Lisa - who now resides in the UK after quitting America - wants to keep them at home and spend as much time with them as possible while they are at such a wonderful age. Lisa - who also has a 23-year-old daughter Danielle and son Benjamin, 19, from a previous relationship - said: “I’m reluctant to send them to school. I don’t want to shove them off to school so early. I’ll wait till they’re five or six, as that’s the age they start in the States. They start really early here and I’m stunned when I see the age range. I understand working parents need to do it but I don’t want to lose them that quick. I’ll go crazy when they all go to school as I won’t know what to do!”

Star says that she now has to practise barefoot but refutes previous dancing role has given her unfair advantage

THE 45-year-old actor does not think he could run for public office in his native country, but if he did, he would like to promise every home they could have dairy produce which they could exchange as they wished. He said: “I wouldn’t be able to keep the talking points straight. You watch people in office and you realise they have to remember a lot of s**t. “I would campaign on the platform of bringing back government cheese programmes. Every household would receive a wheel of cheese. Once a month. I’d allow people to exchange their cheese wheel if they wanted cottage cheese or yoghurt. “My policies would always be rooted in some sort of dairy produce.” However, Will believes only good-looking people get into office these days, no matter how good their policies are. He said: “I think that if you have a basic mind for policy and the American public finds you charming to look at, then you’re in. “But if you have the most brilliant political brain yet you’re the ugliest human being alive, with thick Coke-bottle glasses and a lisp you would never get elected.”

Robbie wants daughter to have good manners THE ‘Candy’ singer and wife Ayda Field became parents for the first time on Tuesday to Theodora Rose and the 38-year-old star hopes he can raise the little girl to be kind and courteous to others. He admitted on British TV show BBC Breakfast: “All I want her to have is manners, [To say] ‘Yes please’ and ‘thank you’, and to be kind. “Those are the things I want her to be and if she’s those things then she can get away with murder for me.” The Take That star has also admitted he thinks Theodora will develop a “quirky” personality because of the influence of her parents and he wouldn’t be surprised if she follows in their footsteps. He told Capital FM: “I can’t help thinking ... her mum’s a comedian and actress and her dad is me. “I just want a really quirky, kind kid. As long as she’s kind and has got good manners then we’re cool.”

Bieber misses his mom on tour THE 18-year-old singer always wanted to get rid of his mom Pattie Mallette when she used to go on the road with him, but now she’s not around as much he pines for her help. He said: “I do miss her, yeah, I mean especially now being 18. Before when I was round her all the time, like, every day, I was getting sick of her and I would look forward to her leaving, like, ‘Yes mom’s leaving tomorrow!’

DENISE Van Outen says her feet have become so painful during Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals she has to practise barefoot. The star - who was paired with professional James Jordan at the weekend said she is so sore she has been unable to even get her shoes on. Van Outen also said she had been upset by suggestions that she had an advantage over her show rivals with her background on the stage in productions such as Chicago. “This competition is not musical theatre, it is ballroom, and this is a world that I am in no way familiar with,” she said. Writing in an online blog, she said: “I feel that I’m at a slight disadvantage this week as my feet are so badly blistered due to dancing in heels, that I can’t even get my shoes on and I’m having to practice barefoot until they heal. “Even so, I wouldn’t change a thing as I’m loving every minute of it.” Van Outen faces 13 other celebrities in the BBC1 dance series and is preparing for the first live show which takes place on October 6. She said: “I have to say that I was quite upset at the criticism that I’ve come under from the press about my involvement with the show due to my previous

In pain: Denise Van Outen

dance experience. “I would like to take this opportunity to express that I have danced at theatre school as part of my training, and I did appear in the musical Chicago where I had one dance number, but apart from that, my dance experience is very basic, and secondly, I am not the only competitor that has appeared in the show that has had basic training. “Ballroom is totally different, firstly I have never danced with a partner, you have to be in sync, remember your footings - these are things that I’ve never had to do in my career so far and this is a massive challenge for me.” Van Outen also told how she went to great lengths to keep her involvement in the programme under wraps, including using coded messages. I ve had “The lengths that I’ve to go to, to keep it secret were unbelievable. With any correspondence in regards to the show such as emails s never and meetings, I was allowed to mention the ays had word ‘strictly’. I always ob as to refer to my new job so my ‘legal’, which was also how.” code name for the show.” She said she even had “decoy cars sent round to my nyone house” to prevent anyone hat from working out what she was doing. “I felt like I was working as a spy,” she said.

Cynthia Nixon’s wife bald worry

Shakira says pregnant with first child THE ‘Hips don’t Lie’ singer has confirmed she and Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique are expecting a baby together and has decided to cut down on her work schedule over the coming weeks. Writing on her website, Shakira, 35, told her fans: “As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby! At this time we have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days. “This means I will not be able to be a part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, but I’m sure this weekend in Las Vegas will be spectacular and I will be closely following everything that happens there! “I’d like to thank Clear Channel and my fans for

their constant love and understanding. “Big kiss! And will see you very soon! Shakira.” Shakira - who has just signed up to become one of the coaches on the US version of The Voice - has been dating Gerard for around two years although she only confirmed their relationship last year by posting a picture of the pair on twitter and Facebook with a caption reading, “I present to you my sunshine.” in Spanish. Shakira burst onto the international pop scene with her 2006 single, Hips Don’t Lie. Pique, 25, plays for FC Barcelona. The couple first met in 2010.

The voice: Shakira and (left) boyfriend Gerard Pique

THE former Sex and the City actress shaved her head for her role as a cancer sufferer in the stage play Wit before her May nuptials to long-term partner Christine Marinoni, and Cynthia revealed Christine was worried her baldness would overshadow their big day. She said: “I’d shaved my head to play a professor with ovarian cancer in Wit and my hair had just started to grow back. My wife was worried that my being bald was all anybody would want to talk about. “My mother kept making suggestions like, ‘Look at this cunning beaded cap Whitney Houston wore to her wedding, isn’t it great?’” While Cynthia went through her options of headwear, Herve Pierre, the creative director at Carolina Herrera, who designed her wedding gown, came up with a solution. She said: “I considered wearing a veil but luckily Herve Pierre came up with something better, just a little bit of silver and white ribbon wrapped twice around my head, to which we affixed some small Fred Leighton diamond love birds. It made me feel like Tatiana from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and you want to have that kind of magical feel on your wedding day.”

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Obese children ‘less able to taste’ OBESE children have a less sensitive sense of taste than children of normal weight, researchers have claimed. When tested on the five taste sensations, obese children aged between six and 18 could identify tastes less precisely than those of a healthy weight. The research, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, found the obese children were significantly less likely to identify the individual taste sensations correctly, particularly salty, umami, and bitter tastes. They also classed sweet tastes as a much lower intensity than other children. Previous research suggests that a heightened sensitivity to different tastes may help to reduce the amount of food eaten as less is required to get the same taste sensation.

Cancers shown to be on the rise in pregnant women THE number of pregnant women diagnosed with cancer has increased over the past couple of decades, according to an Australian study that said it was perhaps due in part to the older age of expectant mothers as well as better cancer detection methods. Researchers whose results appeared in the obstetrics and gynecology journal BJOG said that in 2007, 192 out of every 100,000 pregnant and postpartum women received a cancer diagnosis - up from 112 per 100,000 women in 1994. “Pregnancy-associated cancers have increased, and this increase is only partially explained by increasing maternal age,” wrote Christine Roberts, an obstetrics researcher at the University of Sydney who worked on the study. “Pregnancy increases women’s interaction with health services and the possibility for diagnosis, but may also influence tumour growth.” Researchers said that despite the increase in cancer risk, cancer still remains rare among pregnant or postpartum women - but that treatment presents special problems.

Study finds why antidepressants work better for some BRITISH scientists have identified biological markers in the blood which should help doctors match patients to the best type of treatment for depression. The aim is to end the “trial and error” prescription of antidepressants, which is often the only way depressed patients can find the most effective treatment, said researchers regarding what they described as a small but promising study. “The study shows that we could use a blood-based “test” to personalise the treatment of depression,” said Carmine Pariante of King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, who led the study. She and colleagues found that high levels of inflammation - which show up in biological markers in the blood - are part of the mechanism leading to depression, especially to particular forms of the condition that do not respond well to mild or low-dose antidepressants. “If a patient had high levels of inflammation, they could immediately begin with a more intensive treatment programme, such as combining antidepressants or stepping up the doses,” Pariante said.

Fat and getting fatter: US obesity rates to soar by 2030

Painkillers can cause headaches

In 13 states, more than 60 per cent of adults are projected to be obese

COMMON painkillers could be causing people to have headaches, Britain’s health watchdog has warned. People who regularly take medicines such as aspirin, paracetamol and triptans could be causing themselves more pain than relief, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) said. Medication “overuse” could contribute to headaches for people who have been taking such medicines for up to half of the days in a month over three months, a spokesman said. The watchdog estimated that one in 50 people who experience headaches suffer because of medication overuse. Nice said common over-thecounter treatments are effective for easing the pain of occasional headaches but using them for tension-type headaches or migraine can reduce their effectiveness and cause further pain. People who suffer from such headaches could be in a vicious cycle where their headaches are getting worse because of medication overuse and to alleviate symptoms they take more drugs. Issuing new guidance to healthcare professionals, Nice said different headaches require different treatments so a correct diagnosis is vital. Martin Underwood, a GP and professor of primary care research at Warwick Medical School who chaired the guidelines, said: “We have effective treatments for common headache types. “However, taking these medicines for more than 10 or 15 days a month can cause medication overuse headache, which is a disabling and preventable disorder. “Patients with frequent tension-type headaches or migraines can get themselves into a vicious cycle, where their headaches are getting increasingly worse, so they take more medication which makes their pain even worse.”

By Sharon Begley IF Americans stick to their eating and exercise habits, future historians will look back on the early 21st century as a golden age of svelte. Using a model of population and other trends, a new report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation projects that half of US adults will be obese by 2030 unless Americans change their ways. The F as in Fat report also highlights the current glum picture of the US obesity epidemic, in which 35.7 per cent of adults and 16.9 per cent of children age 2 to 19 are obese, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported earlier this year. But in its first forecast, the report builds on state-bystate data from the CDC to project obesity rates. In every state, that rate will reach at least 44 per cent by 2030. In 13, that number would exceed 60 per cent. Obesity raises the risk of numerous diseases, from type 2 diabetes to endometrial cancer, meaning more sick people and higher medical costs in the future, the report said. It projects as many as 7.9 million new cases of diabetes a year, compared with 1.9 million new cases in recent years. There could also be 6.8 million new cases of chronic heart disease and stroke every year, compared with 1.3 million new cases a year now. As with all projections, from climate models to Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, human actions can prevent the worst of the scenarios, according to health policy experts. “This is a tale of two fu-

tures,” said Jeffrey Levi of George Washington University and the executive director of Trust for America’s Health. “We’re at a turning point where if we don’t do something now to mitigate these trends, the cost in human health and healthcare spending will be enormous.” Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) above 30. Overweight means a BMI of 25 to 29.9. BMI is calculated by taking weight in pounds and dividing it by the square of height in inches, and multiplying the result by 703. For instance, someone who is 5 feet, 5 inches (1.6 metres) tall and weighs 185 pounds (84 kg) has a BMI of 30.8. Obesity rates among US adults have more than dou-

bled from the 15 per cent of 1980. In that same time, they have more than tripled among children. Since the CDC found that the percentage of obese children and adults was essentially unchanged between 2008 and 2010, some experts question whether the F as in Fat model overstates future obesity by assuming past trends continue in a straight line. “This is a strong assumption,” said economist Justin Trogdon of RTI International in North Carolina. “Recent evidence from other surveys suggest obesity rates may be leveling off.” Mathematician Martin Brown of Britain’s National Heart Forum, a nonprofit group, who led development

of the model, said it takes a longer view by design. “You have to take trends over a number of years,” he said. “In the age groups that matter, there just isn’t much evidence of a leveling off in obesity rates.” Obesity has long been associated with education and income. The report found that about one-third of adults without a high school diploma were obese, compared with about one-fifth of those who graduated from college or technical college. And one-third of adults who earn less than $15,000 per year are obese, compared to one-quarter of those who earned $50,000 or more per year. The obesitypoverty connection reflects such facts that calorie-dense

foods are cheap and that poor neighbourhoods have fewer playgrounds, sidewalks and other amenities that encourage exercise. As a result, many states projected to have the most obesity in 2030 do now, too. In 2011, 12 states had an adult-obesity rate above 30 per cent, with Mississippi the highest at 34.9 per cent. Colorado was the lowest at 20.7 per cent. The report projects that in 2030 in Mississippi, 66.7 per cent of adults will be obese, as will 44.8 per cent in Colorado, which will still be the thinnest state. More surprising are projections for states such as Delaware, now ranked 19 for obesity with a rate of 28.8 per cent. The model uses 1999 as a baseline, explained Brown. “So if a state had a low rate of obesity in 1999 and is fairly high now, that indicates a steep rate of increase, which we believe will not go away.” Result: an obesity rate of 64.7 per cent in Delaware in 2030, making it the third-most obese state. Trust for America’s Health sees room to change that trajectory with the right interventions. “We have learned that with a concerted effort you can change the culture of a community, including its level of physical activity, eating habits, what foods are offered in schools, and whether families eat together,” said Levi. In New York City, for instance, obesity for elementary and middle-school students dropped 5.5 per cent from the 2006-07 school year to 2010-11, thanks mostly to healthier school lunches, public health experts said. “A lot of this is about making healthy choices easier and not mandating healthier lifestyles,” Levi said.

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What’s on


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

NICOSIA Resident Evil: Retribution (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 8 and 10.10pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 8 and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Brave (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in Greek, in 2D) and (Screen 3) (in Greek, in 3D) at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) (in Greek, in 2D) and (Screen 3) (in Greek, in 3D) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.35pm and 3.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Bourne Legacy (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 7.30 and 10.10pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 7.30 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 11.35am and 3.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Total Recall (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Campaign (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 5.35, 8.05 and 10.10pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 8.05pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek, in 2D) at 5.30pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) (in Greek, in 2D) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

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

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

The Expendables 2 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

LIMASSOL Resident Evil: Retribution (15) Rio 2 at 8.30 and 10.20pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 8 and 10.10pm. Tel: 77778383 Brave (K) Rio 2 (in Greek) at 4.30pm (weekends only) and 6.30pm. Rio 3 (in Greek) at 7.45pm, weekends at 8pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in Greek, in 2D) and (Screen 3) (in Greek, in 3D) at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Bourne Legacy (12) Rio 1 at 5pm (weekends only), 7.45 and 10.15pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 7.30 and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Step Up 4 (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 8 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 8 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Safe (15) Rio 4 at 7.45pm (weekends at 8pm) and 10pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 8 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

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

Step Up 4 (K) Rio 3 at 6.15pm (weekends only) and 10pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 8 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Total Recall (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Campaign (12) Rio 5 at 10pm. Rio 6 at 6pm (weekends only) and 7.45pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 8.05pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) Rio 3 (in Greek, in 3D), weekends only at 4.30pm; Rio 5 (in English, in 2D) at 7.45pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.20 and 8.10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek, in 2D) at 5.30pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Campaign (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) 5.35, 8.05 and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383


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

Resident Evil: Retribution (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 8 and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Expendables 2 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Brave (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in Greek, in 2D) and (Screen 3) (in Greek, in 3D) at 5.35pm. Tel: 77778383 The Bourne Legacy (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 7.30 and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Safe (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 8 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Step Up 4 (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 8 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Total Recall (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383

PAPHOS Resident Evil: Retribution (15) Rio 7 at 8 and 10pm. Tel: 26207000 Brave (K) Rio 1 (in Greek) 4pm (weekends only), 6, 8 and 10pm. Tel: 26207000 The Bourne Legacy (12) Rio 4 at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 Safe (15) Rio 3 at 6, 8 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 Step Up 4 (K) Rio 6 at 4pm (weekends only), 6, 8 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000

Resident Evil: Retribution

listings Today Exhibitions Objet Petit A Group exhibition. Opens September 21, 8.30pm until October 12. Is Not Gallery, 11 Odysseus, Chrysaliniotissa, Nicosia. Monday-Saturday: 10am1pm and 4pm-8pm. Tel: 22-343670 A Series of Paradox Episodes, Episode 1: The Local Search Three artists explore themes of construction methods and materials in relation to the art making process. Opening Friday September 21, 7am until September 30. Konteiner, 6 Australias, Limassol. Open daily: 12midday-8pm. Tel: 25-660081 Glyn Hughes Solo art exhibition. Opens September 21, 7.30pm until September 28. Art Space Kat’ Oikon, 47 Perikleous Street, old Nicosia. Open daily except Sunday: 5pm-8pm. Tel: 96-510261 inSITE Site-specific exhibition whereby seven artists engage in a dialogue with the surrounding space and its history through a series of mediums. Opens September 21, 5pm until September 30. Entrance of the Nea Paphos Archaeological Site. Open 8am-6pm. Tel: 99-402636/99-517568

Music Glykeria and Giorgos Lianos Two popular Greek singers join forces and perform live. September 21. Ayios Tychonas Tourist Area Parking Place, Limassol. 9pm. Tel: 25-323567

Theatre The Devil Wears Primark A comedy by Rubber Ear Productions. September 21. Agia Thekla, Paralimni. 8pm. €20. Tel: 99-069074/99-908434

Dance Open House Festival A showcase of choreographers and dance groups from the international dance scene. September 21, 23 & 25. Rialto Theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. €7/10. For three performances €15/25. Tel: 77-777798/77-777745

Tomorrow Music Slobodná Európa Popular punk-rock band from Slovakia perform live. September 22. Kingston Rock City, 33 Navarinou Street, Limassol. 11pm. €10. Tel: 99-427323/99-968623

The Art of the Lute Antonis Simixis presents a musical journey with tunes from the lute. September 22. Cultural Centre of the University of Cyprus, Manor House on Axiotheas Street. Old Nicosia. 8.30pm. €5/10. Tel: 22-894531/22894532 Andrea Morrelli’s Rat Pack Show Andrea Morrelli as Dean Martin, Martin Rhodes as Frank Sinatra and Paul Shah as Sammy Davis Jnr with The Lazy Lizards Swing Combo, professional dancers, and a special guest. September 22. Tala Amphitheatre. 7.30pm. €10. Ticket Outlets - Chilly’s stores. Tel: 26-653132. Email: cy/english/announcements.shtm.

Other Events


Let’s Bike It An event that aspires to be the biggest cycling event in Cyprus that will offer the possibility to join anywhere you are, which aims to support and promote the largest environmental protection and social involvement project – Let’s Do It Cyprus. September 22. All the events will start at 9am at established meeting points: Nicosia: starting point: Nicosia Municipality. Limassol: starting point Limassol Castle.Paphos: starting point Paphos Castle. Tel: 99-254577.

Divine Inspiration A painting exhibition and a documentary by Mary Plant and Evanthia Kouma. Until September 24. Skali Aglantzias, 15 Agiou Georgiou, Nicosia. 6pm-9.30pm. Tel: 22-462233


Theatre The Devil Wears Primark A comedy by Rubber Ear Productions. September 22. Curium Theatre, Limassol. 8pm. €20. Tel: 99069074/99-908434. www.rubberear. Marx in Soho One-man play on the life of Karl Marx defending the ideals of communism. Opens September 22, until September 30 (on specific days). Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre, 11- 5 Vladimiros Kafkarides Street, Aglantzia, Nicosia. 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-312940/22-421609

Other Events Septemberfest - Nicosia Beer Fun Festival The festival includes a rich variety of beers, food stalls and various music performances. September 18-23. Costantza Moat, Nicosia. 7pm. €5 (including 1 drink). Tel: 22-485420

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

Summer 2012 Group exhibition of paintings and sculptures. Until September 30. Morfi Gallery, 84 Agkyras St, Limassol. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm. Tuesday-Friday: 5pm-8pm.Tel: 25378733. Nicosia: Topographies of Memory: From Ermou Street to the Buffer Zone Exhibition by Anita Bakshi reconstructing Ermou marketplace – using maps that were created from memories and narratives provided by shopkeepers who once worked or lived in the area. Until September 30. Home for Cooperation, 28 Markou Drakou, opposite Ledra Palace Hotel in the UN Buffer Zone, Nicosia. Open Monday-Sunday: 10am-6pm. Tel: 22-445740 Méditerranée Works by artists from Cyprus and the Mediterranean, who through their work explore the spirit of the closed sea of cultures. Until September 30. Lanitis Foundation, Carob Mill, old Limassol. Daily 9am-1pm and 3pm-8pm. Saturday and Sunday 3pm-8pm. Tel: 25-342123

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

Our Lady of Nicosia Exhibition about the church of Phaneromeni and its relics. Until September 30. Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 96-90 Phaneromenis Street, old Nicosia. Monday-Sunday: 10am-7pm. Tel: 80-000800 Spring – Autumn Solo art exhibition by Miro Skapoulli. Until October 3. Gallery Gloria, 3 Zinonos Sozou Street, Nicosia. Monday-Friday: 10.30pm-12.45pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10.30pm12.45pm. Tel: 22-760286 Common Reflections-Trans-generational Group exhibition and interactive workshops, portraying alternative viewpoints on social placed behaviour patterns across different age groups. Until October 4. ARTos Foundation, 64 Ayion Omoloyiton Avenue, Nicosia. Monday-Friday: 10am–1pm & 4pm-8pm. Tel: 99-807798/97-611269 Pancyprian Mosaic Exhibition & International Exhibition of Posters of Mosaics Until October 31. Athienou Kallinikeio Municipal Museum, Athienou Kallinikeio Municipal Hall, 2 Archbishop Makarios III, Athienou. MondayFriday: 8am-2pm. Wednesday: 3pm-6pm. Sunday: 6pm-8pm. Tel: 24-524002

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Poking fun at human nature

Paphos on song ARE YOU a music genius or are you embarrassed to show your playlist? Everyone loves a good game show. The suspense wrapped up in the possibility of one person winning or losing it all gives us an indescribable rush that can never be replicated, not to mention bragging rights. It can, however, be transferred from TV for a personal experience. If you’ve ever fancied testing your knowledge in a TV style game show, Paphos has the answer - the Music Master Game Show. Following the success of the last show at the Faros Tavern, residents of Kamares can now partake in the game coming up in a week’s time. The idea behind this new concept in entertainment is to combine a popular music challenge with live music and visuals. Four volunteers are selected and take to the stage Who Wants to Be a Millionaire style, while the audience enjoys watching the battle of the buzzers and the scores mount up on the big screen as pop questions are posed by Paphos’ answer to Carol Vorderman, the elegant yet erudite Lisa-Marie. Questions are interspersed with live music sets from Groovejet, combined with videos on the big screen, ending the night with the Groovejet duo playing classic toe-tapping party hits to dance the night away while the contestants celebrate their big wins. As contestants are eliminated each leaves with a prize and a refund of their ticket money in return for taking part. Ticket price includes an upmarket Kamares Club three course hot & cold Carvery buffet. Vegetarian options are available, but must be ordered in advance. Drink prices are surprisingly reasonable at such a luxurious clubhouse with a pint of beer or glass of wine €2.50. Music Master Game Show A new concept in entertainment, combining a popular music challenge with live music and visuals. September 27. Kamares Club, Kamares Village, near Tala. 8.30pm (Doors 7pm). €20 including dinner on sale at Hearns & Trimithousa Bookshops, Chillys, Kamares Club, online (no extra charge) at or call 26-819562

This Weekend Other Events Textiles: the latest target for recycling efforts MOST of us are well-informed about recycling paper, metal, glass and plastic, but there is a lot less awareness about clothing and textile recycling. Next time you get ready to throw out a piece of clothing, linen or

SWOONING lovers, chivalric courtship, mistaken identities and of course a duel or two: this is the world of 18th century Bath which will leap to life when ACT’s new production of Richard Sheridan’s playful romance The Rivals opens next week. Sheridan’s stylish comedy of romantic love and society manners established the playwright’s reputation in the London theatre and has become a timeless satire on the folly of passion and social pretension. There’s something very refreshing about the opportunity to indulge in the long, luscious feast of language and humour. One might say that The Rivals follows in the daunting footsteps of Shakespeare’s most sparkling and plot-thick comedies, as the love lives of the protagonists become ever more complicated. As the curtain opens, it’s 1775 and the fashionable world descends on Bath to take the waters and enjoy a little romantic intrigue as three suitors fight for the hand of Miss Lydia Languish. Obsessed with romantic novels, Lydia renounces material values and falls for a poor soldier named Ensign Beverly. The soldier is, however, in reality, Captain Jack Absolute, who has donned the disguise to win Lydia’s heart. Also vying for the fantasy-prone girl’s hand is country bumpkin Bob Acres and Sir Lucius O’Trigger, who thinks the anonymous admiring letters he’s getting come from

textiles consider recycling as an alternative option. Often times, fabrics being thrown away could be reused for another purpose or given to somebody else to get further use out of. Not only can you save some real cash, but also reduce your environmental impact. This weekend, Anakyklos the non-for-profit environmental organisation will host a festival on the occasion of the completion of two years of textile recycling in Cyprus. Less than two years after introducing a textile recycling programme on the island, supporters have pronounced it a

Lydia, and not (as is the fact) from her domineering, language-mangling widow aunt, Mrs Malaprop. A side plot features Lydia’s cousin Julia and her on-again, off-again romance with the fitfully contrary Faulkland. What follows is a joyous romp that skewers marriage, class and wealth. Penned in 1775, The Rivals was Sheridan’s first play and is, next to School for Scandal, his most famous. The play contains some of the choicest roles in the classical repertory and is probably best known to the general public for the supporting comic appearance of Mrs Malaprop, who mangles not only logic but the English language – to the extent that her name gave birth to the word “malapropism.” The show was a flop when first presented to the public and Sheridan hastily revised it in less than two weeks, shortening it by over an hour, making some of the characters more sympathetic, and cleaning up the language, after which it was praised enthusiastically. He would then go on to write School for Scandal and The Critic before retiring into a career in politics. e written The RiSheridan may have o centuries ago, vals more than two ction, the frothy but in ACT’s production, ance, fortunemixture of silly romance, es hunting busy-bodies nts and outraged parents

grand success. Head down to Enaerios in Limas-sol this Sunday to take part in the Anakyklos Environment Festival; the festival aims to provide o the public with an opportunity to be informed on issues regarding recycling, waste reduction and saving energy. Channel the artist inside you with some handicrafts using arecycling materials. The organisation is also keen that you bring your children along so that you can visualise together, through play, recreation and creativity, a cleaner healthier environment

still resonates with 21st century audiences. What’s more, ACT’s latest production will be a dinner theatre production, so don’t forget to bring your cool boxes – or if you don’t want to have to think about bringing along your own food, take advantage of the delicious Get Fresh wraps and sandwiches which will be on sale at the bar along with wine, beer soft drinks and coffee. There will be an extended interval for you to enjoy a relaxing picnic under the stars. A total of three performances will be staged in the grounds of St Paul’s Cathedral, in Nicosia next Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Performances will start at 7.30pm prompt. Remember to book early as seats are limited and for catering purposes when booking tickets, theatregoers are advised to inform the organisers whether you will be bringing along your own food or whether you would like to buy some Get Fresh sandwiches for the interval picnic. The Rivals A play by Richard She Sheridan staged by ACT. September 26, 28 and 29. St Paul’s Cathedral Grounds, Byron Aven Avenue, Nicosia. 7.30pm. €15. Extended interval for fo picnic. Tel: 96-504284/ 99-924363 By Ledha Socratous

for all. Along with exhibitions, fes the festival will host workshops, refresh refreshments and biological products. C Crowds in Paphos can also pa in the action when the take part Festiv Festival rolls into Geroskipou next Sunday. Two Y Years Anakyklos Environment Festiv Festival Exhibit Exhibition stands, workshops, handicrafts, recreat recreation, children’s corner, refreshments and mo more. 11am-6pm. Tel: 99-722121. ww September 23: Enaerios, Limassol S S September 30: Geroskipou Square, P Paphos

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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.) Our rating:

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Safe 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

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

campaign manager (Dylan McDermott) is appointed and Marty’s life and family are overhauled. Mud is slung, backs are stabbed, and suddenly it’s anybody’s race.

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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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. Also starring Robert John Burke and Chris Sarandon. Directed by Boaz Yakin. (Action thriller, 94 mins.)

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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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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

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

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Also starring Jason Sudeikis. Directed by Jay Roach. (Political comedy, 85 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)

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 seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of oldschool mercenaries – at least till a villain called Vilain (JeanClaude 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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The Dark Knight Rises 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 The Bourne Legacy Directed by: Tony Gilroy Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton US 2012, 135 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 A super-secret scientific programme using the work of Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz) in the depths of the American intelligence community is developing a genetics programme to improve their field agents both physically and mentally. Several agents are being tested – but a journalist seems about to expose the programme, so the senior ranks, led by exAir Force Colonel Eric Bayer (Edward Norton), decide to shut down. Agents are systematically terminated – but one of them, Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), manages to escape death, and takes matters into his own hands.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID Pro/Mixed: “The over-thinking man’s fi lmmaker, Tony Gilroy may be too damn smart to direct his own scripts. He has a long and impressive string of screenwriting credits – including all four fi lms in the Bourne series – but The Bourne L e g a c y is only his third fi lm as a writer/director, following Michael Clayton and Duplicity. The Bourne Legacy is bedevilled by the same kind of overly fussed, jigsaw-puzzle plotting as those fi lms – Gilroy dodges narrative clarity like it’s whiffi ng of bubonic plague – and, frankly, it’s a minor miracle that this

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franchise reboot works at all. In fact, it’s working so hard you can practically see the sweat stains, and it asks the viewer to work hard, too … And yet, it works, so much so that after two and a quarter hours, I was startled – and not a little disappointed – when the closing credits kicked in… “The Bourne Legacy is a slow-starter – not in terms of pacing, which moves at a whiz, but in terms of viewer engagement. But when Aaron and Marta’s paths fi nally cross, the storyline’s muzzy grays contrast to sharper blacks and whites. More significantly, it puts Renner and Weisz in the same frame, and that’s when the picture starts to zing. The hero is humanized, the fi lm fi nds its focus, and the action – breathless, savage, and exquisitely staged – matters because the fi lm has fi nally produced characters worth worrying over.” Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle (US) Anti: “If you’re going to make a Bourne movie without Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner isn’t a bad second choice. He’s runty but determined, with some of the bantam confidence of Jimmy Cagney in his prime … The best thing that can be said about The Bourne Legacy Legac is that Renner will survive surviv it… “What’s mis missing from Legacy is any em emotional stake. Damon’s Jason Bourne – Jas who’s alluded to in the new fi lm but seen only in a new newscast – was a James Bond hero Jame in the th throes of an existential identity exist crisis, crisi and the actor let l you feel the character’s concha fusion and anfu ger. As enjoyg able as he is to a watch, Renner’s wa underwritten Cross doesn’t Cr carry the same ca weight… w “Weisz, by contrast, plays her t role the way r you or I would y behave in a b similar situas tion: Shearing t is completely i freaked out. A fr novel approach, n but The Bourne b Legacy isn’t Le sure what to do su with wit it. It’s been a while, whil in fact, since I’ve seen se a movie fall apart so completely in its ficomp nal 20 minutes.” minute Ty Burr, Boston Bos Globe (US)

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Brave Directed by: Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman Dubbed into Greek US 2012, 100 mins. In 3D. Showing from today at the KCineplex 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 In ancient and rugged Scotland, the impetuous, independent princess Merida is a young aspiring archer, having been encouraged from a young age by her loving, larger-thanlife father King Fergus. Her mother Queen Elinor has conscientiously schooled her daughter to be proficient in all things as the future Queen, but Merida rebels. When the King and Queen invite the surrounding clans to present their sons as suitors, Merida is desperate and finds a witch, who grants her a spell – with devastating results.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID Pro/Mixed: “At the end of the astonishingly good first act of Brave, you want to cheer. Feisty heroine Merida has won her own hand in marriage by beating a trio of unappealing local suitors in an archery competition, splitting an arrow in a shiver of tensile slow motion … It’s the launch pad for a great film, but we get only a very good one… “Amongst the hurly-burly of the second and third acts (the film is distinctly threetiered) there is some ravishing animation (perfect facsimiles of rolling animal gait, rousing midnight getaways, all those ambient details we shouldn’t take for granted: the rippled surface of a lonely loch, the flicker of torch light, the scrupulous textures of stone, wood and tartan). But the film lacks discovery, the way plot unfurls in unforeseen directions in top-table Pixar. That extra

Resident Evil: Retribution layer of interpretation. How Ratatouille was really about the pursuit of art. How the Toy Storys are really about the vexations of middle management. How The Incredibles is a better version of Watchmen than Watchmen. “Brave is an enthralling entertainment, sure to make you laugh. But it’s also a journey of self-discovery readily apparent to anyone weaned on Disney. Even then, the moral is a bit of a fudge – follow your heart and listen to your parents. Group hug. Happily ever after.” Ian Nathan, Empire (UK)

Resident Evil: Retribution Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson Starring: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez US 2012, 95 mins. In 3D. Showing from today at the KCineplex 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 The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transform-

ing the global population into legions of flesh-eating zombies. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID Mixed: “At this point, the Resident Evil movie franchise has become a personal playground for husband-and-wife team Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich; every few years, they find another excuse to pit Jovovich’s videogame-inspired dark superhero, Alice, against zombies and other gruesome monsters. Like the Underworld movies, the Resident Evil franchise is packed with complicated back-story, some of which Jovovich explains directly to the camera at the beginning of Resident Evil:

Retribution, the series’ fifth entry. But also like the Underworld movies, its primary assets are stylish combat, quick pacing, big special-effects spectacles, and a heroine with skin-tight costumes, big guns, and plenty of biggest-badasson-the-planet attitude. The series’ most serious fans will have plenty to pore over and debate in this instalment, but casual drop-ins and even first-timers will have no problem following the ‘Undead dudes go ‘rawr,’ splosives go ‘boom’’ narrative… “Retribution is a standard modern actioner, in which one supremely talented warrior battles her way through a target-rich, CGI-heavy environment against incredible odds … Nothing here is particularly new, apart from the occasional payoff of seeing familiar game characters pop up long enough to get killed by horrific things. But given that the film itself is aimed at little more than being an eyeball-occupier, a weekendwaster, and a chance for Anderson and Jovovich to share their private role-playing game with the rest of the world, it accomplishes what it sets out to do.” Tasha Robinson, The A.V. Club (Internet)


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


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areas ***************************** DO YOU WANT A SHINY LOOKING FLOOR? Full repair & restoration of chipped, scratched, dull and stained, Marble, Terrazzo, Stone & Ceramic tiled floors and surfaces. Professional cleaning, repair & sealing of internal/external ceramic tiles & grout lines. For a free professional consultation & demonstration contact Mark at Premier on 70006766 or 96333961 All areas ***************************** PROFESSIONAL UPHOLSTERY CLEANING, also carpets, rugs and mattresses. Special offers now available. For a quote call 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 ***************************** ARJO MAXIMOVE hoist for movement of disabled person. V.G.C with 1 sling and Charger. Can lift from floor. E500. Bargain. Tel 99076727 ***************************** 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\ *****************************

€150,000= Paramytha: 550 sq. m.-760 sq. m. Green valley and Mountain views. . From €250,000= Foinikaria: 700 sq. m.- 1300 sq. m. Forest and Yermasoyia lake views. From €170,000=

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FOR RENT - OFFICE - Small office 54sq.m., on Stasinou Avenue, 3rd floor with wonderful view over Nicosia. €450 per month. Stavros 99626223.

FOR SALE BUSINESS/ PROPERTY/LAND **************************** PLOTS FOR SALE: Ayios Tychonas: 1000 sq.m. -1300 sq,m. .Walking distance to sea. Unobstructed sea view. From €350,000= Asgata: 560 sq. m.-900 sq. m. Beautiful place. From:

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PROPERTY TO LET NICOSIA 2 BEDROOM fully furnished flat for rent between Hilton & Debenams off Makarios Avenue near Cyprus University. Covered parking, A/C throughout, all white goods. C/H, internet, very nice furniture. 3rd floor small block in quiet residential road. Lykavitos area. Tel 99625761. FOR RENT FLAT - Wonderful flat near Central Hilton, 3 bdrm flat with extra independent help’s room & shower, 3 toilets, large veranda, living room and kitchen. Must be seen. Stavros 99626223.

FOR RENT NEW OFFICE & flat in the canter of Nicosia (very close to Cleopatra Hotel). Call 99763804 FOR RENT OR SELL: 2 bedroom flat in Nikis Avn in Nicosia, 80 m. Completely renovated, with electric supplies. Excellent for office or flat. 3 bed-room flat with electric supplies and some furnitures in Nicosia near Central Bank, 140 m. Completely renovated like new. Mob : 99 460 860 ***************************** 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

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***************************** 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. ***************************** FOR RENT STUDIO Nikis av. €430, Ag. Andreas €295, 1 bdrm Platy €480 furnished, Kennedy av. furnished €440, 2 bdrm Ag. Omologites €500 furnished, Lykavito furnished €600 Engomi near universities €540, Ag. Dometios ground floor with garden €600, 3 bdrm Strovolos €600, Acropolis €800, 4 bdrm Acropolis ground floor €800, Dasoupolis new independent house €1,200. 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 ***************************** LUXURY HOUSES:

OLIS €1300 (H4DAS0009-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)

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

1. 5 bedrs detached house, 550sq.m, built in 2 big plots of land, big garden with grass, big swimming pool with extra fence for children and big covered patio with bbq area, big reception areas with marble floor, fire place and bar, big kitchen with all electrical appliances and sitting room with fire place, maid’s room, floor heating, full a/c, blinds on the windows, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower, big bathroom for the other 3 bedrooms and extra shower in the 5th bedroom - Strovolos €2500 (H5ST10001-R), (photos in the website). 2. 3 bedr + office space luxury ground floor house with central heating independent, full a/c, 3wc, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen fully equipped with family room, big covered veranda, garden with grass, FULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED, covered parking in a quiet area opposite Apoel training field. Available also if needed 1 bedr apartment in the basement with higher rent - ARCHANGELOS €1200 (H4AR0015-R), (photos in the website). 3. 3 bedr luxury fully renovated house+ separate maid’s room with shower and wc, ,sitting room/office space upstairs, parquet floor in bedrooms and marble downstairs, big kitchen with cooker and oven and breakfast area, big patio & on the back with tiles & covered parking in a quiet area close to Akropoli park and CYTA offices. Available in November - DASOUP-

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

TO LET NICOSIA 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 semi detached house with good size garden with grass, big covered patio with bbq area, central heating, a/c units, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, 2 covered parking, FULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED, in a quiet area in a dead end close to all amenities and schools. ANTHOUPOLIS €1300 (H4ANT0002-R), (photos in the website). 12. 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

TO LET NICOSIA by trees and bushes off 28th October street - Makedonitissa €1300 (H4STI0043-R), (photos in the website). 14. 3 bedr luxury house, nicely modern furnished with big sitting and dining areas with bar, central heating, full a/c, big fitted kitchen with TV room, office space, patio area with bbq, covered parking, 3wc, solid parquet floor in bedrooms and granite in the sitting areas, near the MEGA TV station – Archangelos €1300 (H3AR0002-R), (photos in the website). 15. 4 bedr luxury detached house with big basement with maid’s room with kitchen and big playroom area and 4 covered parkings. Big sitting and dining areas, fully equipped kitchen, 4wc, central heating, full a/c, swimming pool, garden with grass, patio with bbq, in a quiet area near the GSP stadium- LATSIA €2500 (H4LAT0009-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,


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA attic room with shower and wc, office space/maid’ s room with shower and wc, central heating, full AC,450sq.m, big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with sitting area and fitted cooker and oven,6 wc, 2 covered parking’s, big yard with tiles and garden with grass, bbq area in a very quiet neighbourhood near the CYBC ( RIK) station and near a neighbourhood park – Aglantzia €2000(H4AGZ0005-R), (photos in the website). 18. 4 bedr semi detached house with central heating, 4 a/c, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms, 180sq.m, small yard, bbq area, FULLY FURNISHED, off Costantinoupoleos street near French Ambassador residence – Strovolos €900 (H4STI0043-R), (photos in the website). 19. 4 bedr + 2 separate rooms with showers and wc (120sq.m) detached house with big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with dining area and family room with fire place, very big 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 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

TO LET NICOSIA quiet neighbourhood close to Alpha Mega supermarket Engomi - €3700 (H4PA20005-R), (photos on the website). For many more properties with photos visit our website at which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22422225/96-422225/96422226, ***************************** LUXURY FLATS: 1. 3 bedr furnished apartment, 140sq.m, near Cyprus Hilton, kitchen, bathroom and extra guests toilet, large sitting room, opposite a small park, recently renovated independent oil central heating, air conditions, solar heater, covered parking – Acropolis €630 (A3ACS0040-R), (photos in the website). 2. 2 bedr luxury apartment, 3 a/c for hot and cold, covered veranda, NICELY FURNISHED, covered parking on a small building 200 METRES from Akropolis Park. Price includes common expenses – Dasoupolis €650 (A2DAS0027-R), (photos in the website). 3. 2 bedrs luxury big apartment in a small building with 4 apartments only, very big bedrooms with parquet floor, 125sq.m, central heating independent, 3ac,Fully nicely furnished separate kitchen, big sitting and dining area,2wc,covered parking behind Hilton hotel off Kennedy and Makarios close to the centre.– NICOSIA CENTRE €600 (A2NIC0026-R), (photos in the website). 4. 3 bedr luxury PENTHOUSE apartment with storage heaters, full a/c, office space, very big

TO LET NICOSIA veranda 100sq.m with nice view and bbq area with bar, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, 2 bathrooms, 2 storage rooms, covered parking, in a small building near Hilton park and Ippokration hospital – Engomi €1000 (A3ENG0023-R), (photos in the website). 6. 2 bedr Brand new luxury finished apartment on a small modern building with storage heaters, full Daikin air conditions, electrical appliances in the kitchen, top quality double glazed windows with electrical shutters, 1 showers, 1 bathroom, 2 wc, big sitting and dining room, Very big covered veranda, pressure system, covered parking, big storage room, near Acropolis park – Dasoupolis €670 (A2DAS0028-R), (photos in the website). 7.

3 bedr luxury penthouse apartment with solid parquet floor, 160sq.m+ big verandas, central heating independent, full a/c, false ceiling with spot lights, FULLY NICELY MODERN EXPENSIVE FURNISHED, covered parking, storage room, off Prodromou street. – STROVOLOS €1300 (A3ST10034-R), (photos in the website).

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 Bdr apartment for rent, on the second floor -off Kallipoleos . Spacious living & dining room. Independent C/H, A/C,



electrical appliances (Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Fridge, Cooker, Oven and 29” TV) store room, 2 balconies (4 reclining chairs, table), covered parking, 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite. Very close to city center –LYKAVITOS- €680 (Price includes common expenses) (A3LYK0011-R), (photos in the website). 10. 3 bedr + office space renovated floor apartment with a/c for hot and cold, big sitting and dining room, separate big kitchen, FURNISHED with nice furniture, covered veranda with

nice view, 2 covered parking, in a quiet neighbourhood near Acropolis park – DASOUPOLI€700 (A3DAS0020-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

TO LET NICOSIA (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).


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA 13. New luxury 2 bedr apartment with nice view, 100sq.m, big sitting & dining area, big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, big covered verandah, 2 wc, storage heaters, 2 a/c, electric shutters in the bedrooms, covered parking and storage room on the 11th floor of a small building with 6 flats only 200 meters for Akropolis park and opposite a small neighbourhood park – Dasoupolis €550 (A2DAS0001-R), (photos in the website). 14. New 2 bedr luxury apartment, 90sq.m, storage heaters, 3 a/c, cooker and oven, covered verandah, 2 wc, NICELY FURNISHED, covered parking and storage room of Kyriakou Matsi street near the centre – Agioi Omologites €650 (A2AOM0008-R), (photos in the website). 15. 3 bedr spacious apartment, 150sq.m, central heating independent, 3a/c, big sitting room,2 bathrooms,2wc,covered veranda, in a small building with 2 flats only, covered parking, near Hilton Park hotel- ENGOMI - €750 (A3ENG0022-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

TO LET NICOSIA 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 ground floor apartment, 200 sq. m, 2wc, big sitting room with fire place, solid parquet floor, a/c for hot and cold in all the rooms, covered parking, near Eleon swimming pool - ENGOMI - €800 (A3ENG0020-R), (photos in the website). 20. 3 bedr luxury spacious ground floor apartment with separate entrance, big verandas and garden, big sitting and dining room, central heating independent, full a/c, 2wc, very big master bedroom, electrical appliances in the kitchen, aluminum shutters on windows, parquet laminate floor all the flat, covered parking, storage room, in a very quiet neighborhood in a dead end street,

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.


HOSPITALS ........ 1400

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

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

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

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





off Athalasas Avenue behind Stephanis near English School €800 (A3ST10030-R), (photos in the website). 21. 3 bedr, 3 years old luxury penthouse apartment with very nice unobstructed view, 150sq.m, all the bedrooms with en suite shower/bathroom, nicely modern fully furnished, air condition for hot and cold in all the rooms, covered parking near Coca cola factory – AGIOS DOMETIOS - €900 (A3ADO0001-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 air-conditions for hot and cold in all the rooms, 2 bedrs with en suite shower/wc, 4wc, 2 covered parking, in a small modern building off Makarios Avenue in a quiet neighbourhood – Nicosia Centre €1400 (A4NIC0001-R), (photos in the website).

€590 (A2AGZ0001-R), (photos in the website). 25. 3 bedr luxury spacious 2 storey Penthouse apartment 220sq.m+ big covered veranda, SEPARATE MULTI USE ROOM 60SQ.M WITH BATHROOM on the top of the flat with 80sq.m veranda, central heating independent, full a/c, 4wc,big bathroom with Jacuzzi, big sitting and dining areas with solid parquet floor, separate kitchen with new silver, electrical appliances, 2 covered parking, big storage room, off Makrios avenue near Hilton and Debenhams – NICOSIA - €1500 (A3NIC0010-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. 2 bedr new luxury nicely modern furnished apartment ,central heating, 2 a/c, big covered veranda and covered parking in a quiet area behind the Municipal building – AGIOS DOMETIOS - €680 (A2ADO0004-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. *****************************

beach hotel. Fully furnished with all amenities, heating and A/C. Very quiet and good area, must be seen €350.p/m. Tel 99593119 ***************************** TWO BEDROOM FULLY FURNISHED, modern furniture, sea front flat, uninterrupted views, in complex with large grass gardens, communal pool, tennis court, underground parking, electric gate. 40’’LCD TV, satellite. Rent €1000 per month incl. water & common use. Negotiable for over 12m. Contact Garo on 99657055. ***************************** 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 ***************************** LARNACA FLATS TO LET Fully furnished, spacious 2 bedrooms in central Larnaca. Near Saint Lazaros Church, 4 minutes walk to Phinicoudes sea front. Small block 2 years old (6 apts) From €400 - to €500. Tel. 99388901 ***************************** FOR RENT 2 bed, 2 bath, new built apartment, in a quiet scenic location In Alethriko, Larnaca 5 min. to Larnaka, 5 min. to the beach Fully furnished, A/C, communal pool, under covered parking, Long term rent, €350.00 per month For more info pls call 99639378 ***************************** PROTEA APTS LARNACA Residential and holiday apts for rent monthly or weekly Larnaca – Dhekelia road, close to Golden Bay Hotel 1 & 2 bedroom apts, furnished and with low rent with swimming pool, 2 minutes walking distance from the beach, with a new pedestrian crossing in front of the building. Contact us on 99672466, 99404522, and 99078590 ***************************** LARNACA FLAT FOR RENT: Fully-furnished spacious 2-bedroom first floor flat in central location near Metro supermarket, A/C, private parking, intercom system, en-suite bathroom, small block. Phone: 99354789 ***************************** FULLY FURNISHED one bedroom flat near Larco hotel Larnaca. Price €370. Tel: 99202543 ***************************** 1. K.S.L LETTINGS – APARTMENT FOR RENT Fully Furnished ground floor 2 bedroom apartment, overlooking pool. Beautifully furnished throughout. 350 Euros per calendar month. Larnaca District. Quote TLL884. Tel. (00357) 24815104 2. K.S.L LETTINGS – Properties Required for waiting Long Term Tenants. We desperately

23. 3 bedr new luxury finished penthouse floor apartment,240sq.m, big sitting and dining area(can fit 2 sitting rooms and dining table), big separate kitchen with cooker, oven, microwave, laundry room and breakfast area, big bedrooms, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, storage heaters, full a/c, blinds on all windows, pressure system, covered parking, big covered veranda, off Ifigenias street near Ministry of Education in a small building with 7 flats only. 1st OCTOBER AVAILABLE – ACROPOLIS - €1200 (A3ACS0019-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

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.

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RENT Luxury furnished 4 bedroom house 210 sq m at Ayias Phylas, Limassol. Telephone 99307499, 99832085.

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.

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LIMASSOL APARTMENT FOR RENT – LIMASSOL 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. 99 639714. GROUND FLOOR 3 bedroom house, fully furnished, 2 bathrooms, renovated, electrical equipment, fitted kitchen, laundry small room, a/c, rolex windows, big veranda, good price, Apostolos Andreas-Haraki, 99497576, 99-886775, 99-924444. GROUND FLOOR HOUSE – 3 bed with central heating, air conditioning units, pressurized water, white appliances large veranda, small garden and garage in quiet location. Limassol Petrou & Pavlou area €750. For information tel: 99581313. ***************************** FOR SALE/RENT 2 years old corner house in Episkopi, 4 bedrooms, fire-place, full A/C, granite, fly screens, utility room, decorated stone wall in house, garden 182sqm. Sale €310.000 negotiable-€1.000 rent negotiable. Call 99580356 ***************************** FOR RENT in Limassol furnished studio with small veranda, air conditioning (hot/cold), in the tourist area, opposite the sea, in “Lordos Beach Garden”, 2nd floor. Rent €250 per month. For infomration tel. 25378504. GROUND FLOOR HOUSE, furnished renovated this year. Laminated parke floor, and big wardrobes in the 3 bedrooms. Rent €590.00 Tel 99497576 99886775 ***************************** OFFICE FOR RENT opposite sea with amazing sea views. 120sqm, 2 bathrooms, kitchen. Security system, cabling and server room ready. Price € 1400/month negotiable tel. 99 330 908 www.cyprusre. com/listing-LIM-0103

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4. PEYIA Two lovely 2 bed town houses, fully furnished, communal pools, parking, from €425 pcm Call 96 545 174 for more info and to arrange a viewing. THIS IS JUST A SMALL SELECTION OF PROPERTIES THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE AND MANY MORE PLEASE CALL EITHER 96 545 174 OR E-MAIL ON enquiries@ cypruspropertysolutions. com LANDLORDS; WE NEED YOUR PROPERTIES NOW. PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT ***************************** FOR RENT IN PAPHOS 3 bedroom / 3 bathroom house , large kitchen, living room , central heating , a/cs , verandas, garden , covered parking. Phone 99412936 ***************************** 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,

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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

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. 6.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! 7.TALA €900 a charming detached 4 bedroom villa with character situated on a corner plot in a quiet residential area with stunning sea views. Spacious living rooms with central heating. Separate kitchen & dining room. Good-sized garden offering private pool and stone built barbeque area. Undercover parking. 8.SEA CAVES €1500 a substantial 4 bedroom villa set in landscaped grounds of 1111 sq meters. Separate ground floor annex. Private drive to garage with automatic door. Outdoor area consists of large private pool, undercover stone built bar area and dining area. a must to see!

1. KAMARES €625 we are delighted to offer this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom bungalow offering magnificent sea views. Lovely enclosed garden & private pool. Available unfurnished though includes central heating throughout plus modern gas fire for those winter months. Outdoor storage facilities, shaded patio area, fly screens & shutters. 2.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. 3.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 villas 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. 4.KONIA €750 spacious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom bungalow (168 sq m) on plot size of 707 sq m. Situated in a quiet residential area offering enclosed easy maintenance garden with no pool. Separate kitchen, utility room, and master with ensuite. Off street parking for a number of cars. Available fully furnished or part/unfurnished. 5.MESOGI €800 fantastic modern 4 bedroom 3 bathroom detached villa. One bedroom & bathroom on ground floor.

Tel: 97790883 office: 26271858 visit our website for many more properties email: info@ **************************** RENTAL POINT - PAPHO 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, mas-

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.

TO LET PAPHOS ter 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.

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 **************************** 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.

6. UNIVERSAL AREA. 2 bed fully furnished apartment. Living area, fitted kitchen. 2 double bedrooms and family bathroom. A/C, Enclosed garden area,comm. Pool and parking. Euros 375.00 a month or offers. 1 & 2 bed apartments available on Universal starting at 250 euros per month. 7. CORAL BAY - 3 bed, 3.5 bath 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

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

***************************** 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.

LIMASSOL ***************************** FOR SALE Phinikaria: 8’ to L/ssol: a) 3 bedroomed house with swimming pool. Corner plot 500 sq.m. €250,000=

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

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

PAPHOS KISSONERGA – PAPHOS, 3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale in quiet edge of village, near all facilities shops etc, 2 bath, a/c, fly screens, fans, 6 mins from the beach, title deeds, €115.000 o.n.o tel: 26 950923/ 99987694 STUDIO FOR SALE / long term rental, Tomb of the Kings area, close to Phuket restaurant , fully furnished, a/c, communal pool, 5 minutes walk to the beach & title deeds, €40.000 / 200 per month, tel : 96492502.


Eptagonia: 18’ to L/ssol . a) 4 bedroom new bungalow. Plot 873 sq. m. €350,000= b) Cosy renovated stone built 3 bedroom village house. €180,000= Theomaria e-mail: theomaria@ Tel:25372917, 99681422, 99624272, www. ****************************

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.

SALE LIMASSOL 2 bed flat on beach road; light, airy with bal-

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.


Monagroulli: 6’ to L/ssol beach hotels. New 5 bedroom two storey villa. Plot 1000 sq. m. €350,000=

Camilla Strømstad Liquidation board.


cony. New flooring, a/c units, lift 2nd floor, windows 3 sides, own car space. TITLE DEEDS. €115,000. Tel 99178141 (Les Bois) ****************************


Dated: September 10th, 2012

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.



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

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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

Friday, September 21, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL


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News (rpt) Kali Sas Mera Peri Kyprou Chef Ston Aera (rpt) Cooking show offering viewers quick, simple and economical recipes. Apo Mera Se Mera Current affairs show. FILM: It Started In Naples Romantic comedy, starring Clark Gable and Sophia Loren. 1960. See Pick Of The Day. Istories Tou Horkou (rpt) Two episodes of local comedy series, which happens to be the longest-running show on TV. News Candid Camera Unsuspecting people react to bizarre events. 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. Paizoume Kypriaka (rpt) Local game show about the Cypriot dialect. News / Weather / Financial Report Patates 8 Local satirical show. Greek FILM: Viva Rena Musical comedy, starring Rena Vlahopoulou. 1967. News Repeats


07.00 NRG Music Channel 08.00 Kids’ TV Shown till 12.30, then repeated till mid-afternoon. 16.30 Euromaxx 17.00 Dogs 101 (rpt) 18.00 Biz/Emeis 18.50 News In English 19.00 News In Turkish 19.10 Upstairs Downstairs (rpt) First season. ‘The Ladybird’. It is five months since the Hollands moved into Eaton Place, and Rose is officially installed as housekeeper, while Lady Agnes has manoeuvred the house to the centre of London society - and her joy is compounded by the news she is pregnant - but storm clouds are gathering in Europe. 20.05 NRG Music Channel 21.00 FILM: Yesterday Today And Tomorrow Small-town reporter meets an eccentric old man who claims to be from the future. Obscure comedy-drama, made for TV. 22.30 Top Gear A helping of fourwheel features, test-drives, races, challenges and antics. 23.00 United States Of Tara First season. ‘Inspiration’. After working together on the mural, disaster strikes when Tiffany wants to see one of Tara’s alternate personalities. 23.30 Repeats

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Proino Enimerosi Sofia Orthi (rpt) Soy Tu Duena (rpt) Lyke, Lyke Eisai Edo (rpt) To Kafe Tis Haras (rpt) Ekeines Ki Ego (rpt) Ellas To Megaleio Sou (rpt) Tin Patisa (rpt) FTHIS News Mera Mesimeri Konstantinou Kai Elenis (rpt) Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) To Kafe Tis Haras (rpt) Eva Luna News Santa Yiolanta (rpt) Lyke, Lyke Eisai Edo (rpt) Tin Patisa (rpt) News Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) House (rpt) Second season. ‘Clueless’. The grumpy medic becomes convinced a man with serious lung damage and a skin rash has been poisoned by heavy metals, and wonders whether the patient’s wife is involved. News Ekeines Ki Ego (rpt) Kai Oi Pantremenoi Ehoun Psihi (rpt) Ellas To Megaleio Sou (rpt) Tmima Ithon (rpt) News Epithimies (rpt)




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

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 Exelixeis Sti Showbiz (rpt) 11.00 Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) Cooking show, with helpful tips on eating well and nutrition. 11.50 Kostakis Ki Yioi (rpt) Local comedy series. 12.30 Star News 13.00 Mesimeriani Meleti Showbiz news and gossip show hosted by Eleonora Meleti. 15.30 Kids’ TV 17.15 Exelixeis Sti Showbiz 17.50 Fotis - Maria Live Entertainment magazine featuring segments on cooking, health, fashion, lifestyle issues and more. 19.30 Mila Discussions about various issues based on a woman’s life (men, relationships, sex, kids etc.) with showbiz guests. 21.00 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz (rpt) 22.00 FILM: The Bridges Of Madison County Romantic drama, based on a big bestseller, starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. 1995. See Film Picks. 00.30 LTV Sports News 01.30 Star News 02.00 Repeats

16.00 Yia Sena 17.40 Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes 18.20 News 18.30 Mousiko Kouti Greek game show. 19.20 Sto Para Pente (rpt) 20.10 News 21.20 Eftyhismenoi Mazi (rpt) 22.20 Piso Sto Spiti (rpt) Greek series about a recession-hit family desperately trying not to lose their house. 23.20 Daddy Cool (rpt) Greek comedy series. 00.00 News 00.10 Community Drama, following students who form a study group at a local community college. 00.30 The Big C After being diagnosed with melanoma, a woman tries to juggle the demands of her life. 01.00 Yia Sena (rpt) 02.15 Enimerosi Tora (rpt) 04.00 Proino Mou (rpt))

12.00 Mesimeri Kai Kati 14.20 Baywatch (rpt) 15.10 Pame Paketo (rpt)

16.00 Magazino With News at 18.00. 18.30 Tropico 19.20 The Del Monte Heirs 20.10 News 21.20 Tha Se Do Sto Ploio 22.10 To Kokkino Domatio 23.10 The 4400 Fourth season. ‘The Truth and Nothing but the Truth’. Diana finds her sister April, but discovers her sibling’s life is at risk from the drug promicin. Meanwhile, Shawn is approached to run for office. 00.00 News 00.05 Sex and the City (rpt) 00.30 G4 (rpt) 01.30 Mono Mia Fora (rpt) 02.30 Tiflomiga (rpt) 03.30 Magazino(rpt) 04.30 Tropico (rpt)

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Magikos Kosmos Pit Pony (rpt) Hill Side Radio Active Greek FILM: To Mistiko Mias Miteras Milagros Kids’ TV FILM: Relative Strangers A successful psychiatrist learns he was adopted, and sets out to find his birth parents. Comedy, starring Ron Livingston. 2006. Sabrina, To Koritsi tis Agapis O Anthropos Tis Thalassas Melrose Place With News at 18.30. News Sports Time Rubi FILM: Attack On The Queen A daredevil secret agent parachutes onto a ship being held hostage by terrorists. Thriller. 2002. FILM: Behind Enemy Lines A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Drama, starring Owen Wilson. 2001. FILM: The Constant Gardener A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife’s murder. Drama, starring Ralph Fiennes. 2005.

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.

CYPRUS MAIL Friday, September 21, 2012


Television PICK OF THE DAY It Started in Naples (CyBC1, 15.30) OK, I admit it: It Started in Naples - a sloppy romantic comedy illustrating the rule that not every old fi lm is a classic - wouldn’t ordinarily be enough to merit our super-prestigious Pick of the Day slot. However, there are special circumstances. Firstly, this is the last of the mid-afternoon oldies on CyBC1 - an annual tradition that only lasts a couple of weeks, while our state channel readies its new crop of afternoon programmes and there’s something ineffably soothing about watching an old fi lm in the afternoon. Secondly, there’s a very slight possibility of a Sophia Loren double bill on CyBC today, the second half being Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow on CyBC2: admittedly the synopsis is for something else altogether (some made-for-TV fantasy about an old man who claims to be from the future) - but I can’t fi nd any online corroboration that such a fi lm exists, and of course there’s a very famous Italian fi lm from the 60s with that title starring Ms. Loren. Could it be that’s what they’re showing, giving us two glimpses of the Neapolitan beauty in the same day? Anyway, even if the other fi lm isn’t the Italian Oscar-winner at least you get It Started in Naples - which is actually very pleasant, and features Sophia at her peak. She sings ‘Tu vuo fa

l’Americano’, spars with a delinquent eight-yearold (an urchin known as Marietto, whose rather shrill charm is admittedly an acquired taste), and generally brims with Italianate fi re. No-one else’s eyes could fl ash as sexily as Sophia Loren’s, and she wasn’t half bad as an actress either, winning an Oscar a year later for Two Women. Alas, the fi lm pairs her with Clark Gable - who of course was also a fi ne actor and Oscar winner, but was near the end of his life when this was made (he died, aged 59, just a few months after the fi lm was released) and looks very old and tired as our hero, a rather uptight American lawyer. He comes to Italy - fi rst Naples, then the island of Capri - to settle the estate of his blacksheep brother, only to fi nd that his bro left behind a son (Marietto) who’s now being looked after by the boy’s aunt (Sophia). The aunt is a nightclub dancer and the kid is growing up wild, so Clark tries to get custody - but of course he falls in love, at which point the 30-year age gap between him and Loren rears its ugly little head. Still good fun, despite all the problems, mostly because of La Soph who’s young, fiery and vibrant, making up for Gable’s lack of energy. Was Glenn Ford not available? Made in 1960.

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Batman Returns (LTV3, 19.45) Batman returns - and he’s done nothing but return in the 20 years since, the Caped Crusader refusing to bow out even when the fi rst Batman franchise (this one) fell apart and was eventually replaced by the Dark Knight franchise. The most recent fi lm featured Anne Hathaway as a kind of Catwoman - but this one has Michelle Pfeiffer as the Cat herself, one of three villains (the others being Danny DeVito as The Penguin and Christopher Walken as property developer Max Shreck) ranged against Michael Keaton’s rather wan superhero. Starts off strong, with a great Gothic prologue in which richbut-callous parents throw their deformed baby in the river on a cold Christmas night - the child is saved, grows up in the sewers and returns years later as ... The Penguin! - and the fi lm is great fun once mousy secretary Pfeiffer dons her latex catsuit, but the plot is unclear, the pacing falters and the elaborate action set-pieces weigh it down badly. Still a monster hit, and Batman returned (yet again) a few years later. Made in 1992.

Wild Target (LTV, 21.00) “A very British remake of a French black comedy,” reckons Empire magazine, though I’m not sure why this amiable farce should be considered “very” British. The French original dates from the early 90s, and the plot is much the same with a lugubrious middle-aged hitman (Bill Nighy) hired to kill a sexy con-woman (Emily Blunt) who’s made the mistake of cheating a gangster; instead he fi nds himself drawn to her and ends up protecting her, meanwhile reluctantly acquiring a youthful apprentice (Rupert Grint, a.k.a. Ron Weasley) who tags along being useless and accident-prone. A fi ne cast (also including Martin Freeman as another, more ruthless hitman) do their best, but it’s hard to be too enthusiastic when the jokes include a severed ear, a dead parrot, and an artist cornered by a thug who’s holding up a forged painting: “Who did this?”; “Er ... Rembrandt”; “Gimme his address. Now!”. Is there something uniquely British about bad jokes now? Made in 2010.

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 Balory 08:10 Teletubbies 08:35 Garth & Bev 08:45 Buzz & Tell 08:50 Boogie Beebies 09:05 Balamory 09:25 Buzz & Tell 09:30 Keeping Up Appearances 10:00 Blackadder 10:35 The Weakest Link 11:20 Eastenders 61 11:50 Doctors 12:20 Heart & Soul 13:10 Hustle 14:00 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 Orang-Utan Diary (5 Part) 19:40 Doctors 20:10 Robin Hood 21:00 Getting On 21:30 Him & Her 22:00 Sport Relief 2012 - John Bishop’s Sport Relief Hell 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 Track Me If You Can 23:00 A Haunting 01:00 Rampage! 01:55 Moonshiners 02:50 Track Me If You Can 03:50 A Haunting 05:45 How Do They Do It? 06:10 Overhaulin’

The Bridges of Madison County (PlusTV, 22.00) Quick mention for this one, (a) because Clint Eastwood has been in the news since his speech at the Republican Convention, but also (b) because he did a very good job here, taking a bad - but successful - book and creating something graceful and subtle. Meryl Streep (Oscarnominated) is our heroine, a lonely 60s housewife whose husband and kids are away when a famous photographer (Clint) passes through town and asks her to show him the titular Bridges. Can you guess what happens next? It does - but it’s better than expected. Made in 1995.

Wild Target (LTV, 21.00)

09:30 Snooker: International Masters Shanghai 17:45 Cycling: Road World Championship 19:00 Snooker: International Masters Shanghai 21:00 Strongest Man: Champions League Finland 22:00 Boxing: Bigger’s Better-Heavy Weight Contest 00:00 Bowling: Pba Tour Usa 01:00 Snooker: International Masters Shanghai 02:15 Motorsports: Gta Road To Dubai

05:30 Dinner Impossible 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 22:55 White Collar 23:40 Neighbors From Hell 00:05 Bob’s Burgers 00:30 Episodes 01:30 Dinner Impossible 02:20 Family Guy 03:10 Lost 03:55 How I Met Your Mother 04:45 White Collar

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Novacinema1, 17.00)

07:00 Pawn Stars 07:30 Storage Wars 08:00 UFO Files 09:00 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East 10:00 Pawn Stars 10:30 Storage Wars 11:00 UFO Files 12:00 Ice Road Truckers 13:00 Ax Men 14:00 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East 15:00 UFO Files 16:00 Ice Road Truckers 17:00 Ax Men 18:00 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East 19:00 UFO Hunters 20:00 Pawn Stars 20:30 Storage Wars 21:00 UFO Files 22:00 WWII: Europe’s Secret Army 23:00 Vietnam: Lost Films 00:00 Pawn Stars 00:30 Storage Wars 01:00 UFO Files 02:00 WWII: Europe’s Secret Army 03:00 Vietnam: Lost Films 04:00 UFO Hunters 05:00 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East 06:00 UFO Files

07:30 The Wedding Singer 09:10 Desert Son 10:45 P2 12:25 Unknown (2011) 14:20 Deception (2008) 16:15 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 17:50 Fearless 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Wild Target 23:00 The Book Of Eli 01:00 Hustler TV 03:15 Un Prophete 05:55 Hollywood Buzz 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 2010 World’s Strongest Man 17:30 Planet Speed 18:00 Barclays Premier League World 18:30 Strike Force - Mixed Martial Arts 19:00 La LIGA World 19:30 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 21:15 2012 Indy Car Series 23:30 Barclays Premier League Preview 00:00 La LIGA Show 2012-13 00:30 Momentum: What Drives You 01:00 Barclays Premier League Review 02:00 La LIGA Review 2012-13 03:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13

07:25 It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia 08:10 Two And A Half Men 08:35 Luck 09:35 Harry’s Law 10:25 Chuck 11:15 Mentalist

12:45 Heartland 13:30 It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia 14:15 Luck 15:15 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 Heartland 19:45 Trust Me 20:30 Friends 21:00 Alcatraz 22:30 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 23:20 House Md 00:10 Romancing The Stone 02:00 Noises Off... 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

08:30 In Bruges 10:30 North Country 12:45 Paranormal Activity 14:30 A Scanner Darkly 16:30 Joe’s Apartment 18:00 Wallis & Edward 19:45 Batman Returns 22:00 The Good Guy 00:05 Daring! TV 03:45 Honkytonk Man 05:45 Brooklyn’s Finest

07:00 Hummingbirds: Magic In The Air 08:00 Great Migrations 09:00 Known Universe 10:00 Apocalypse: The Rise Of Hitler 11:00 The Witch Doctor Will See You Now 12:00 Air Crash Investigation 13:00 Dam Beavers 14:00 Killing Hitler 15:00 Ancient X Files 16:00 Classified 17:00 Air Crash Investigation 18:00 The Bombing Of Germany 19:00 Dog Whisperer 20:00 Breakout 22:00 Banged Up Abroad 23:00 Who Sank The Bismarck 00:00 Breakout 01:00 Banged Up Abroad 02:00 Dog Whisperer 03:00 Breakout 05:00 Banged Up Abroad 06:00 Who Sank The Bismarck

18:35 He Got Game 21:00 Billy Madison 22:40 Cine News 00:40 Cine News 01:30 Rocco Russian Teen Obsession 03:15 Jackass 04:50 Rosemary’s Baby

18:40 Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 21:00 Miral 23:00 America’s Sweethearts 00:50 No Strings Attached 02:40 Pocketfull Of Miracles

02:00 MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals LIVE 05:00 Big Ten Women’s Volleyball Nebraska at Penn State 07:00 Big Break Greenbrier - Preview 07:30 Top 10 - Toughest Shots 08:00 Trump’s Fabulous World of Golf - The Roast 08:30 Trump’s Fabulous World of Golf - Trump on Tour 09:00 Golf Central International SDD 09:30 School of Golf - Chapter 26: Control Your Tempo 10:00 MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals 13:00 Hard Parts: South Bronx Saab Story 13:30 Pass Time 14:00 Car Warriors ‘86 El Camino 15:00 CFOX College Football Preview Show 15:30 NFL Game Day 16:00 Mobil 1 16:30 MLB Player Poll 17:00 PRE GAME(E) 17:45 CHAMPIONSHIP LAIKI POPULAR BANK 2011-12: APOLLON VS AEL (E) 19:45 POST GAME (E) 20:30 PGA Tour: TOUR Championship By Coca-Cola d. 2 LIVE 25:00 CFOX College Football Preview Show

05:45 Holy Smoke 07:40 Cine News 08:20 Analyze That 09:55 Arthur And The War Of Two Worlds 11:40 Mad On Novacinema 12:15 Jane Eyre 14:25 Stars In Style 15:00 Love Stories Le Divorce 17:00 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 21:00 N.C.I.S. Rekindled 22:00 Red 00:00 Casino Jack 01:50 Cine News 02:20 Outrage 04:15 Men In Black

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 Intrepid Journeys 16:00 Globe Trekker 17:00 Food Tripper 18:00 Planet Food 19:00 Globe Trekker 00:00 4real 00:30 Rudy Maxa’s World 01:00 Globe Trekker 05:00 Planet Food 06:00 Food Tripper

06:30 Runaway Jury 08:40 Cine News 09:30 Never Been Kissed 11:25 Emma 13:30 Cine News 14:05 The Joneses 15:45 I Am Number Four 17:40 Spotlight On 18:20 Melinda And Melinda 20:05 Strange Crime 22:00 Women In Action Elektra 23:45 Elephant White 01:20 The Son Of No One 02:55 Cine News 03:55 In Gold We Trust

06:00 Guns For San Sebastian 07:50 Kim 09:40 The Bad and the Beautiful 11:45 Two Weeks In Another Town 13:30 All This, and Heaven Too 15:50 What’s Up, Doc? 17:25 Lady L 19:15 The Wings of Eagles 21:00 Reckless 22:35 Shoot The Moon 00:45 Sweet Bird Of Youth 03:10 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

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






12 One does not approve when this word of impatience is repeated (3) 14 Discontinue work with laity not available (3,3)





15 Attempt by Peter first to find room (6) 17 Be surprisingly vile (4) 18 Record nothing as the trademark (4)

Answers to crossword 2189

QUICK: Across – 5 Pipe; 7 Headsquare; 8 Troika; 10 Donate; 11 Fist; 12 Downbeat; 14 Compared; 16 Data; 17 Versus; 19 Libido; 21 Organising; 22 Tsar. Down – 1 Whit; 2 Adrift; 3 Squander; 4 Hand; 5 Pen-nib; 6 Protracted; 9 Rhinoceros; 13 Waddling; 15 Pastor; 16 Debase; 18 Sage; 20 Orgy.

Rating EASY

CRYPTIC: Across – 5 Plum; 7 Unhandsome; 8 Heroic; 10 Lactic; 11 Sten; 12 Thriller; 14 Imploded; 16 Cool; 17 Stated; 19 Lament; 21 Licentiate; 22 Envy. Down – 1 Bush; 2 Baboon; 3 Educated; 4 Cowl; 5 Pencil; 6 Upside down; 9 Estimation; 13 Redolent; 15 Lately; 16 Commit; 18 Duct; 20 Tree.

Rating HARD

1 Man having cold beer first (4) 2 Little creature caught sight of the lady, we hear (6) 3 Golf-club found in the thicket (4) 4 Animal, if here, must be removed (6) 5 Price reduction that you can ignore (8) 6 Practical converse (11) 7 Funny anaesthetic? (8-3) 11 Refuse to reduce the volume (4,4)



Rating HARD




6 Calls into account (9,4) 8 Set of rules in the finish was put into a less clear form (7) 9 In a terrific hurry to get a scarf (5) 10 Either way it’s part of a helicopter (5) 12 Over the unending part of the golfcourse (7) 13 Is this food only a little bit sharp? (7) 15 Don was affected (3,2) 16 One carrying the clubs had a small box for the tee, say (5) 17 Extensive support in the field (4-3) 19 It indicates what is likely to happen as a rule (3,2,8)


6 Crumbled (13) 8 Proposition to be proved (7) 9 Oil from balsam (5) 10 Milan’s country (5) 12 Cross-country runner (7) 13 Escaping with lover (7) 15 Chocolate substitute (5) 16 Covered the roof? (5) 17 Additional treble part (7) 19 Dictionary maker (13)

1 Eyot (4) 2 Force (6) 3 Smile radiantly (4) 4 Kitchen utensil (6) 5 More robust (8) 6 Injurious (11) 7 Part of a petrol engine (11) 11 Sudden loss of sensation (8) 12 Embrace (3) 14 Charge with a crime (6) 15 Offhand (6) 17 Old Venetian magistrate (4) 18 Dull pain (4)



ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

Venus in Leo, aspects Jupiter in Gemini, encouraging you to tell the world about yourself or perhaps to start a website or blog. You may be doing more reading and studying as well as administration overall. This aspect is also very promising for making new connections and for dating too. Social excursions can be warm and lots of fun.

It’s time to take your place as leader and show the world what you can do. With Jupiter currently in your social zone, you get the most out of your day by exchanging information with others and sharing tips, arranging events and doing most of the organising. You make a natural host, and may be thrilled to make someone very happy.

You know exactly what you want love wise, yet you may find yourself yearning for a lover who understands those things about you that you can’t put into words. Uranus continues to move through your love affairs zone, so romance may tend to be experimental. Today, you may meet someone very exotic and could feel an instant attraction.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

You might need to keep your focus when it comes to your career goals. There may be a tendency to lose sight of them, and so find yourself treading water, or even backtracking. Don’t let this happen - make a list of what you want to achieve and read it through daily. If you are feeling anxious about the future, relax or go for a soothing walk.

Jupiter continues to light up your career zone, pushing you to connect with key people in order to get ahead. If you enjoy giving presentations, this is your chance to be in the spotlight. Your love life continues to take you into deep waters. Somehow, you are loving it, even though you may be slightly worried about what could be coming next.

Your work and health zones are highlighted, so you may be keen to read up on health issues and research any problems you might have. Learning, researching and getting access to the right information is crucial. It means the difference between getting a plan for looking and feeling great, or not. The more you know, the more you could be inspired to act.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

Jupiter and the Moon are encouraging you to share your ideas with others and so get support and feedback. You currently seem to be on form and loving life. This is the time to take up any studies, read up on useful subjects and absorb information. You might also find it easier to negotiate for whatever you want - whether a deal or a date.

The cosmos brings a great opportunity to travel, attend courses or to teach what you know. Uranus, your love affairs planet, continues to move through Aries, which means that love interaction can be very “spur-of-the-moment”. Business deals may be much the same. In either case, it helps to think about possible risks before you take the plunge.

A positive focus on your leisure zone is great for indulging your hobbies and pastimes. You might even feel motivated to start a business based on something that you have a passionate interest in. Love affairs are fun and lighthearted. With an extra special blessing from the heavens, a social event today can bring a surprisingly delightful connection.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

Jupiter continues to highlight your intuitive and psychic qualities as it moves through your spiritual zone. This is the time to recharge your spiritual batteries and connect with your soul. It’s also an opportunity to ask yourself some questions about what you want out of life. Watch your dreams too, and allow their guidance to give you a spark of inspiration.

A blend of influences suggests a meeting could lead to a special and spiritual partnership, whether it is business orientated, romantic or even both. Meanwhile, a fortunate aspect between Venus and Jupiter places the focus on your joint financial zone. Use your intuitive skills to make the right connections - the ones that are profitable for you.

Whether you are seriously in love or just thinking about it, you have some great influences working on your behalf. You may need to make a decision about how much you want to be involved. The problem being, that you may currently be finding it difficult to make such a choice. Let today’s planetary influences and coincidences speak to you.


CYPRUS MAIL Friday, September 21, 2012

Sport Tiger happy with season, despite major drought

IN BRIEF Martin retains time trial title

American superstar delighted with progress By Mark Lamport-Stokes TIGER Woods has not won a major title in more than four years but he is delighted with his progress this season, highlighted by three victories on the PGA Tour, after a frustrating 2011 campaign cut short by injury. The American former world number one missed three months, and two of the four majors, last year after injuring his Achilles during the Masters in April. “This has been a really good season to come back from last year, not being able to play at all, and then being able to train properly and practise properly,” Woods told reporters ahead of this week’s Tour Championship. “Hence I’m producing the results I know I can produce. I’ve made some great strides this year. I went from probably most of my career not being a very good driver of the ball to now being one of the better ones out here on tour. “That is exciting for me. That is one of the reasons why my scoring average is where it’s at right now. I’ve been very consistent.”

Helped by his three wins on the 2012 PGA Tour, Woods lies second behind Rory McIlroy in the FedExCup points standings coming into this week for the fourth and final playoff event of the season. He also occupies second place in the scoring average charts, his 68.892 being trumped only by McIlroy’s 68.836. “My short game is finally starting to come around too, which is nice,” said Woods. “I made some good changes this summer, and they’re finally starting to click in.” Asked what he still needed to do to clinch a 15th major title, Woods replied: “I think just putting it all together at the right time. I’ve put it together at three events this year. They just happen to be not the major championships. “I just need to have those weeks where I put it together and coincide with a major. They’re not easy to do. I haven’t really done it that often. I’ve done it 14 times ... so they’re a little harder to do.” Woods won the most recent of his 14 major titles at the 2008 US Open before his game went into decline after

the 2009 season following assorted leg injuries and the breakdown of his marriage. However, the American has been in good health since October and he ended a two-year winless streak with victory in December at the limited-field Chevron World Challenge which he hosts in California. This week, though, Woods is fully focused on trying to land FedExCup honours for a third time, having previously triumphed in 2007 and 2009. “It really would top it off,” the world number two said. “I’ve had a really good season, and to win the Tour Championship, the FedExCup, and then have my fourth win ... all of those are positive things. “These are the 30 of the hottest players this year, so you’re beating a really good field,” Woods said of the elite field at East Lake. “The guys are all playing well. I’ve done it twice, and hopefully I can do it again.” As the leading two players in the FedExCup standings, McIlroy and Woods have been paired together in a marquee grouping for last night’s opening round at East Lake.

Tiger Woods has three victories on the PGA Tour in 2012, but it has been more than four years since his last major

Hamilton demands more consistency in title push By John O’Brien

McLaren star Lewis Hamilton has won two of the last three races but is still 37 points behind Fernando Alonso

MCLAREN’S Lewis Hamilton is keen to take a leaf out of Formula One championship leader Fernando Alonso’s book by improving his consistency in the final seven races of the season to bolster his title chances. The 2008 world champion sits 37 points behind the Spaniard in second place in the drivers’ standings and although both men have won three races apiece, it is the Ferrari’s ability to pick up points in the other races that has helped Alonso forge ahead. The 20-race calendar takes the series to Singapore this weekend, where the floodlit, 23-turn Marina Bay Street Circuit represents a welcome stop for both drivers, having won three of the previous four Singapore Grands Prix between them. “Fernando has been incred-

ible consistent throughout the year, he’s had a lot less problems than others have but that’s the name of the game,” a relaxed and fit-looking Hamilton told Reuters. “You need a team that doesn’t mess up in the pitstops, a car that’s reliable and then you need to do your job. “Unfortunately, I have come out (retired) a couple of times - or been taken out - and we have had a lot of pitstop problems but no reliability problems. “So if we can continue the rest of the season by having the fastest pitstops, the fastest car and the most consistent driver then we should be able to win the title.” The second half of the season has been encouraging for Hamilton, who sandwiched being taken out in Belgium by Romain Grosjean with victories in Hungary and Italy. “The least I can hope for from this week is just to re-

main in the fight. We have a good car so I hope that the performance we had in the last race is reflected here,” the Briton added. “I feel I am in a good head space. I am fit and ready. Let’s keep fighting.” Hamilton will need to draw on all his strength and fitness to vie for top honours in Singapore, a race the majority of drivers regard as the toughest of the season both physically and mentally. “The temperature is pretty intense. For example, today, just getting in my suit and driving in the car, sweating like crazy,” the 27-year-old said. “In the race, it will be just the same. You have thermal underwear on, you have a suit, you have a balaclava, gloves, and a helmet, and you’re in a cockpit and the humidity, so there’s no cold air coming into the cockpit, and then just the focus, driving a car is massively physical.”

GERMANY’S Tony Martin lived up to expectations when he edged out American Taylor Phinney to retain the individual time trial world title at the end of a demanding 45.7km race. The win capped a tough season for favourite Martin, who broke his wrist on the Tour de France and had to settle for silver in the Olympic time trial behind Bradley Wiggins. Wiggins, who will start Sunday’s road race, skipped the event after an exhausting year that saw him become the first Briton to win the Tour and then took Olympic gold in London. Swiss Fabian Cancellara, the 2008 Olympic champion and four times time trial world champion, also did not take part after failing to recover from a shoulder injury. In the circumstances, the race was Martin’s to lose. “There was a lot of pressure on me, the stress was pretty different to handle, everybody was looking at me,” the German told a news conference. “I did not expect it to be so hard, I had to give everything, I was totally dead. The finale was the hardest ever in my career,” added Martin, who lay on the ground exhausted after crossing the line. Martin clocked 58 minutes 39 seconds, averaging an impressive 46.755 kph. The 27-year-old beat Phinney by only five seconds.

Foden doubt for Tests ENGLAND fullback Ben Foden is struggling to be fit for the autumn internationals after suffering ankle ligament damage, his club Northampton said this week. Foden was injured during the Premiership match against Bath on Saturday and sustained “significant damage” which will rule him out for a number of weeks, Northampton said in a statement. England’s next Test is against Fiji on November 10 followed by games against Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. England captain Chris Robshaw is hoping the probable loss of Foden could actually have long term benefits for England’s bid to win the 2015 Rugby World Cup on home soil. Robshaw is of the firm belief that England need to develop greater strength in depth.


Friday, September 21, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

Sport Lennon pleased with Celtic performance

Messi upstages Ronaldo with Spartak double

By Ronnie Esplin

Superstar saves Barcelona’s blushes By Iain Rogers LIONEL Messi proved that anything Cristiano Ronaldo can do he can do better when he struck twice for Barcelona to rescue a 3-2 comeback win for the favourites at home to Spartak Moscow in their Champions League Group G opener on Wednesday. Ronaldo, hoping to end Messi’s three-year run as World Player of the Year, thrilled the Bernabeu when he snatched a 90th-minute winner in Real Madrid’s 3-2 victory over Manchester City in Group D on Tuesday. Messi not only netted Barca’s 71st-minute equaliser against the unfancied Russians at the Camp Nou, but also grabbed the winner with a rare header 10 minutes from time. The Argentina international has been top scorer in Europe’s elite club competition the past four seasons and his latest double took his Champions League goal tally to 53 in 69 appearances while Ronaldo has 39 in 81 matches. “We deserved to win but it was a really tough game,” Messi told Spanish television. “It’s not easy when they defend so deep and you can’t find the spaces,” added the 25-year-old, who has now scored 109 goals in his last 100 official matches for

Barca. “They were comfortable defending in their penalty area and they have very strong and quick forwards and can break quickly. “Things got complicated but we kept pressing and we managed to turn it around.” Messi has so often stepped up at crucial moments to save Barca and he was again decisive after they found themselves 2-1 down in the 59th minute. Spartak were looking to catch the four-time European champions on the break and, after a Messi effort was well saved by Andriy Dykan, they raced up the other end and Brazilian midfielder Romulo finished low past Victor Valdes. The match had appeared to be going Barca’s way when B team youngster Cristian Tello struck to make it 1-0 in the 14th minute but Spartak were level a quarter of an hour later when Daniel Alves turned the ball into his own net. The visitors’ ultra-defensive tactics frustrated Barca and they were flirting with a first home defeat in 17 European outings since falling 2-1 to another Russian side, Rubin Kazan, in October 2009. However, Tello created the equaliser 19 minutes from time when he pulled the ball back from the byline for Messi to tap in before sub-

stitute Alexis Sanchez floated a perfect cross over and Messi nodded past Dykan. It was an impressive comeback from the La Liga side, bidding for a third European crown in five years, and ensured a winning debut in the competition for new coach Tito Vilanova, who stepped up to replace Pep Guardiola at the end of last season. It was also another homegrown success for the Catalan club, with Vilanova fielding eight academy graduates in his starting lineup including Messi, Xavi, Cesc Fabregas and Tello. Barca’s fightback ensured Spartak’s Spanish coach Unai Emery, a former boss at La Liga sides Almeria and Valencia, is still seeking his first win against Barca after 13 attempts. “I have had the poor luck never to have beaten Barca but every time I come here I try to win,” Emery told a news conference. “It’s not impossible and it’s become a real thorn in my side.” Barca’s night was partly spoiled by an injury to centre back Gerard Pique which the club later said would rule him out for two to three weeks. The Spain international was forced off in the 12th minute after damaging his left foot in an attempt on goal, joining fellow defender Carles Puyol and playmaker Andres Iniesta on the injury list.

Lionel Messi (top) scored two late goals after Spartak Moscow threatened to leave the Camp Nou with a stunning win

Brazil beat arch-rivals Argentina with late penalty By Rex Gowar

Better late than never: Brail’s Neymar (right) celebrates converting his winning penalty with the last kick of the match

NEYMAR converted a penalty with the final kick of the match to hand Brazil a 2-1 win over arch-rivals Argentina in a friendly international at the Serra Dourada in Goiania. The penalty, awarded for a handball by Argentina defender Leandro Desabato, turned chants from local fans against Brazil coach Mano Menezes into joyful celebration at the late victory. Fans called for the return of Brazil’s 2002 World Cupwinning coach Luis Felipe Scolari, unhappy with the trouble Menezes’ side were having in creating chances against a second-string Argentina. The match was the first of two between teams drawn only from the domestic

leagues of two great South American rivals. They meet again in the northern Argentine city of Resistencia on October 3. Menezes told reporters he had no complaints with the fans and said they had only expressed their disapproval after he brought off Sao Paulo’s Lucas, who had been playing well, for tactical reasons. “The fans have their preferences but my job is to try to make the national team improve and it did and that’s how we got a victory in the end,” he said. Neymar said: “I don’t think you should jeer during the game, you’ve got to wait till it’s over. No one likes to be jeered, no one likes to be criticised, that’s why we give our best on the field.” Argentina, on the back foot for the opening 20 minutes, went ahead in their first

dangerous incursion into the Brazil penalty area. Striker Juan Manuel Martinez, who plays in Brazil for Corinthians, passed out wide to Clemente Rodriguez before racing into the box to collect the left back’s cross and beating goalkeeper Jefferson with a shot inside the near post. Brazil equalised six minutes later from a free kick taken by Neymar on the right with midfielder Paulinho offside according to television replays when he moved forward to head past goalkeeper Oscar Ustari. “It was a lovely move,” Martinez told a television reporter on the pitch about Argentina’s goal. “Desabato was fouled in the penalty incident. Anyway, we played well, with an intelligent game plan against a great team. Brazil didn’t create clear chances.”

NEIL Lennon hopes Celtic gained “a bit more respect” throughout Europe after drawing 0-0 with Benfica in their Champions League Group G opener at Parkhead. Only skipper Scott Brown had Champions League experience with the home side but it was a spirited and determined performance from the Scottish champions although over the course of 90 hard-fought minutes they failed to really trouble the visitors’ goal. The Celtic boss, though, noted that key players such as Georgios Samaras, Joe Ledley, Beram Kayal and Anthony Stokes were all still making their way back from injury and Gary Hooper was unable to start the match after picking up a knock at St Johnstone. “I hope that we gained a little bit more respect from the footballing world,” said Lennon. “I think Benfica went into the game heavy favourites but I don’t think you could call the game. “I think a draw was probably a fair result. “It shows that we have a bit of depth to the squad and can compete at this level. “We didn’t work their keeper as much as we would have liked but saying that I was very pleased with the team performance. “It was a very good tempo, a good shape to us, we were committed and played with real zest and no fear against a class side. “It was a decent start for us, it could have been better it could have been worse. “I think they will probably be the happier going away, I don’t think there was anything really between the teams. “There were 10 guys out there making their Champions League debut against a very experienced Champions League side so I am very proud of them.” Celtic play Spartak Moscow away from home in their next Group G fixture and Lennon said: “You would like to win your home games, it makes things a little difficult for us but it is not insurmountable.” Benfica boss Jorge Jesus did not concur with Lennon’s assessment that he would have been the happier manager, but insists both sides, plus Spartak, who lost at Barcelona, have a chance of finishing second to the Catalan giants. “We deserved victory,” he said. “We knew it was not going to be an easy game. “Celtic are a hard team who play very aggressive football with high balls but defensively we were very good and victory would have been deserved. “I have said before that Benfica, Celtic and Spartak will fight hard but Celtic did not take advantage.”

CYPRUS MAIL Friday, September 21, 2012



Van Persie should have taken penalty, says relieved Fergie

Hodgson seeks helping hand

Red Devils lucky to beat impressive Galatasaray

By Tom White

By Simon Stone NANI would be willing to take another penalty despite Wednesday’s spot-kick failure for Manchester United - but it does not look like he will get the chance. The Portugal winger accepted the responsibility in the Champions League clash with Galatasaray at Old Trafford, and promptly became the third United player to fail, following Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez. “I took a bad penalty, van Persie took a bad one,” admitted Nani. “I am sure next time, no matter who takes it, we will score. “I would take one again. If the manager agrees I would do it - and score.” The manager will not agree though. Indeed, Sir Alex Ferguson had no idea why Nani was taking the kick in the first place. “I think he just ran and grabbed the ball,” said the United boss. “I thought Robin should have taken it, to be honest with you. “I think we will have to decide before the game. That was my fault, I should have done that.” In the end it did not matter as Michael Carrick’s seventh-minute effort proved sufficient to secure a 1-0 win.

Darren Fletcher (left) received a rousing reception from the crowd after making his first appearance for ten months, while Nani failed to make the game safe with a poorly taken penalty- United’s third miss from the spot this season It was not convincing though. Galatasaray had penalty appeals at the start and end of the game turned down, hit the woodwork twice and also forced a magnificent double save out of David de Gea. “The first 15 minutes we played very well and got the goal,” said Ferguson. “At that moment we thought it was going to be a good night. “But we became very careless and every time we lost the ball, they counter attacked and were a threat. “Missing the penalty kick kept them in the game.” The result was welcome given United’s unexpected

group stage exit last term. It was also Ferguson’s 100th victory in the competition, the first manager to do so. He dismissed that though, saying it was merely because he has been a boss for the longest period. Of more interest was the late substitute appearance of fellow Scot Darren Fletcher, playing for the first time since November as he battles to overcome a chronic bowel complaint. “The supporters recognise what a tough time he has had for the last year,” said Ferguson. “They gave him a marvellous reception. “He has been out of the

game for a year it took him one or two minutes to get going but he can only be better after.” Now United can prepare for what is bound to be a tense visit to Liverpool on Sunday. It will be the Merseysiders first game at Anfield since the damning judgement on Hillsborough was delivered last week and Ferguson has already appealed for calm. United will again be without Wayne Rooney for that game, as the striker remains troubled by his gashed thigh despite claims he had returned to full training and might even have been involved on Wednesday. “I don’t know where that

story came from,” said Ferguson. “He was never close.” Asked whether the weekend fixture would also be too soon for the England striker, United’s long-serving manager simply replied: “Yes.” Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim was certain his side should have had a penalty before Carrick struck when Umut Bulut was tripped by Nemanja Vidic. However, his side’s overall performance gave plenty of reasons to be cheerful. “My players were excited,” said Terim. “We had more possession and were in control. It makes me optimistic for the rest of the campaign.”

Room for improvement at Bayern By Karolos Grohmann

Last season’s beaten finalists were far from their best but still managed a 2-1 home win over Valencia

BAYERN Munich will need significant improvement if they are to stage another successful run in the Champions League after their Group F opening 2-1 victory over Valencia on Wednesday. Coach Jupp Heynckes and his players were happy to banish the nightmares of losing last season’s final to Chelsea in Munich but agreed their display against the Spanish team was far from their best. “There is still room for improvement for the entire team,” said Heynckes after watching his players dominate the Spanish side throughout but failing to shut out the game early on. A first half goal by Bastian Schweinsteiger created only a fragile lead and did little to hide sloppy defending and less-than-clinical finish up front. With Valencia huddled in their own half, the Germans should have added several more goals but failed to convert a string of chances. Toni Kroos did eventually add another for the hosts late in the game but a concentration lapse saw them concede a goal in stoppage time.

Nelson Valdez was almost unchallenged when he rose at the heart of the Bayern defence above two players to head in. Had he scored earlier, it could have turned out to be a very jittery game for the Germans. Bayern then were awarded a stoppage time penalty but again they fumbled with Mario Mandzukic driving a weak spot kick into the arms of the Valencia keeper. “The final phase of the game was unsatisfactory. When you lead 2-0 you cannot let your guard down and it is equally annoying that we do not take full advantage of the penalty,” said Heynckes. With their top striker Mario Gomez, who notched 12 goals in the Champions League last season, and sensational midfielder David Alaba still injured and wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery only back from minor injuries, Bayern can expect to grow stronger as the competition continues. Maintaining control of the Bundesliga which they lead with maximum points from three games will be equally confidence-boosting for the Bavarians, who have domestically played second fiddle to champs Borussia Dortmund in the past two seasons.

ENGLAND manager Roy Hodgson has pleaded for understanding from the Premier League and television companies to help him mould a successful national team. Hodgson’s training time with his players, already in short supply, is frequently limited further by players being involved in Sunday fixtures with their clubs. While they would not in any case link up with England until the Monday, Hodgson feels such games, particularly away from home, prevent his charges becoming fully involved in training until later in the build-up to a Friday international. The scheduling shift which saw weekend internationals moved from Saturdays to Fridays was welcomed by club managers, with players returning earlier having concluded their international duty on the following Tuesday, but it provides a further squeeze for Hodgson. Europa League sides, notably Liverpool and Tottenham, are forced into Sunday fixtures due to European commitments on Thursdays, but Hodgson cited the example of Manchester United’s recent televised 4pm clash at Southampton, ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine, as unhelpful scheduling. In a candid question-andanswer session with Club Wembley members, Hodgson said: “This is the Premier League and TV. “It would be nice if, when we’re playing on Friday, the top teams played on Saturday and not Sunday. Then on Monday we could do a bit of work, and on Tuesday do some serious work. Hodgson also called for the introduction of a winter break to give the English season a more “logical” schedule, and added: “It would be lovely to think that one day we could all get together and say ‘England is important’. “You hear people trying to say it’s only the Premier League that counts, and the Champions League, and people don’t care about international football - something like 25 million watched our Euro 2012 game against Italy. “If you want to see the English desire to see a national team do well, you only have to go to the Olympics. It’s Great Britain but you had 20,000 turning up to watch a handball game - let alone beach volleyball, but that’s a different matter.”

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Friday, September 21, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

32 Tiger happy with season, despite major drought 29


Van Persie should have taken penalty, says relieved Fergie 31


AEL escape with a draw on Europa League debut AEL 0 B. Monchengladbach 0 By Nemanja Bjedov

Not a happy man: Roberto Di Matteo said he was disappointed and deflated by the result, as the Blues began their campaign to become the first club in the Champions League era to win back-to-back titles with a 2-2 home draw against Juventus, after leading the Italian champions 2-0

Chelsea face reality check as quest begins By Mike Collett


F Chelsea are to become the first club in the Champions League era to win back-to-back titles, they are going to have to eliminate the mistakes that cost them victory in their 2-2 draw with Juventus on Wednesday. The Italian champions handed them a reality check at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea began their quest to emulate Franco Baresi’s AC Milan side that boasted the Dutch trio of Ruud Gullit, Marco van Basten and Frank Rijkaard and were the last to lift successive European Cups in 1989 and 1990. That trophy was paraded around Stamford Bridge before the opening Group E match against Juve, but if Chelsea are to retain their glittering prize, they cannot let teams escape as Juventus did. Coach Roberto di Matteo said before the game they would not underestimate Juve, back in the competition after a two-year absence and coming to London after going unbeaten for 42 games in Serie A. “So far, it’s been impossible for anyone to win it twice, so we will try to do the impossible,” Di Matteo said. After his side established

Rising star: Oscar, on his full debut, scored twice - the second a contender for goal of the season a 2-0 lead with both goals coming from Brazilian debutant Oscar, di Matteo watched on helplessly as Juve fought back to draw with Arturo Vidal scoring before halftime and substitute Fabio Quagliarella grabbing the equaliser in the 80th minute. Chelsea weathered all kinds of crises during last season’s roller-coaster Champions League campaign to become European champions for the first time when they beat Bayern Munich on penalties in Munich in May. At times it seemed as though a divine hand was

guiding Chelsea towards Europe’s greatest club prize, but already twice this season in Europe they have looked far more mortal. Three weeks ago they were outplayed 4-1 by last season’s Europa League winners Atletico Madrid in the European Super Cup final in Monaco after they gave an unimpressive, listless display. That defeat in a one-off season curtain-raiser was relatively inconsequential, but dropping two points at home at the start of this season’s Champions League campaign could have longer term repercussions.

‘I think we looked so good all throughout the game, except when it was 2-2. We just lost our heads’ Last season, especially at home, Chelsea were invincible, winning all six Champions League matches at Stamford Bridge, but that run ended when John Obi Mikel’s mistake in the 80th minute created the equalising opportunity Juventus grabbed with relish. Mikel apologised afterwards saying: “If I want to make up an excuse, I can, but for me, I gave the ball away. “I put my hands up, we move on. I’m sorry about the mistake, but there are no excuses. I think that’s what you get from playing in the Champions League.

You make a mistake, you get punished for it. “I think we looked so good all throughout the game, except when it was 2-2. We just lost our heads.” Di Matteo said he was disappointed and deflated by the result, but it was not all bad news for the holders. Oscar, on his full debut scored twice in three minutes in the first half. Both were long range efforts, the second a contender for Champions League goal of the season, and overall Chelsea played well and Di Matteo’s gamble on starting with Oscar paid off. Juventus though, were no pushovers and although they have been out of the elite competition for two years, they have a greater European pedigree than Chelsea and served warning they too could be in contention in the latter stages. Their assistant coach Massimo Carrera said afterwards: “We went two down but we never stopped fighting. That shows the character of Juve, we have a spirit that never weakens. “We made a few mistakes and need to work on them. We could have won, we could have lost and we drew and proved that we could play European competition at this level. I’m happy with the result.”

AEL escaped with a 0-0 draw on their Europa League debut last night after Borussia Monchengladbach missed a 96th minute penalty at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia. Oscar Wendt’s shot hit the bar and rebounded onto the line. AEL goalkeeper Matias Degra has now remarkably not conceded from the last nine penalty kicks he has faced. Even though the Germans had 17 goal attempts throughout the game, only five were on target and were well saved by the 29-year-old goalkeeper who was almost substituted in the 62nd minute due to a leg injury which required lengthy treatment.

BEST CHANCE In a cautious first half, Borussia had the best chance after 34 minutes but Degra managed to keep out Alexander Ring’s close range effort. Six minutes later the Argentine keeper produced another big save as he parried the ball away for a corner following a nice free kick by Tolga Cigerci. The Cyprus champions came out strong after the interval and within the first seven minutes of the half , both Vouho and Edmar had shots saved by young German goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen. However, it was the visitors who yet again produced the best chance to take the lead when, on the hour mark, Degra stopped substitute Granit Xhaka from heading the ball in. Elsewhere in Group C last night, Turkish outfit Fenerbahce drew 2-2 with Marseille with both goals for the French side coming in the last ten minutes. AEL will play their next Europa League match at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille in two weeks time.


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