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ULING AKEL and the government were last night scrambling to play down comments by party leader Andros Kyprianou that Cyprus may have to consider an exit from the eurozone if international lenders impose excessively painful austerity measures as a condition for a bailout. In an interview with online news site 24h., Kyprianou said: “If the troika insists on very painful measures to remain in the eurozone, should we dig our heels in and say we won’t leave the eurozone because this is important, and (that) we will remain, however painful the measures may be?” Asked by the reporter to clarify if he was leaving open the possibility of examining a potential exit from the eurozone, Kyprianou said “certainly.” “I am not prejudging

now what we will do but I say that these matters must be discussed very seriously if we really want to serve the interests of the Cypriot people,” Kyprianou said. Kyprianou also sought to remind people that AKEL had opposed accession to the EU. “You know we had many reservations about Cyprus’ accession,” he told During a party conference in 1995 the party had set the condition that for the island’s course to the EU to progress, it should help solve the Cyprus problem and “unfortunately it has not helped us so far.” Nor did it meet the other condition set by AKEL -- to safeguard the interests and achievements of the workers. “And we also see negative developments in this,” he said. Within hours of the statements, AKEL issued an announcement

How many bananas can you fit on a bicycle? Indian farmers transport the fruit to Darangiri banana market in Assam, India. Darangiri is the largest market in North East India where 10-12 trucks of bananas are sold every day during the peak banana growing season (EPA)


Stairway to where? Led Zeppelin author doesn’t quite know By Robert Dex and Naomi Ackerman LED Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant admits he does not understand the lyrics of his band’s most famous song, Stairway to Heaven. The track is one of rock’s most recognisable songs and regularly covered by budding guitarists. Speaking at a press conference in central Lon-

don yesterday, Plant said: “I struggle with some of the lyrics from particular periods of time. The musicality and construction of it is peerless. “Maybe I didn’t quite feel the same about the lyrics a little bit later on in life, further on down the road. “Maybe I’m still trying to work out what I was talking about. Every other f***** is.” The three surviving members - Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones - were reunited to promote their new DVD. Drummer John Bonham died in 1980.

The band, who emerged from the ruins of 1960s’ R’n’B band The Yardbirds, are one of the biggest outfits in the history of rock. They played to packed stadiums and sold millions of albums in their heyday in the 1970s and became legendary for rock ‘n’ roll excess. Their new DVD, Celebration Day, is based on their 2007 tribute concert to Atlantic Records supremo Ahmet Ertegun. The band dodged a question about whether they would reform again and refused to be drawn about their future plans.

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ENVIRONMENTALISTS are calling for genetically modified (GM) foods to be fully banned from Cyprus, after a French study published on Wednesday claimed rats fed a lifetime diet of Monsanto’s corn – or exposed to its topselling herbicide Roundup – suffered tumours and multiple organ damage. Even though the study has been questioned by other scientists and refuted by American giant Monsanto, the news has caused a stir. The French scientists behind the study tested the products on rats over two years, as opposed to the EU-regulated 90days, which is applied to other GM product tests. Green party spokeswoman Eleni Chrysostomou yesterday called on the government to take a “serious and responsible” approach, and carry out a thorough investigation on the Cypriot market to ensure Monsanto corn, and products sprayed with Roundup pesticide aren’t being consumed. “All animal feed imported to Cyprus contains genetically modified corn, which is why the government needs to immediately investigate the matter and protect consumers,” said Chrysostomou. She said the party observed a steady increase in GM foods on the market over the past few years. “Fighting the consequences of genetically modified products on humans could be one of the biggest challenges humanity is faced with,” said Chrysostomou. Uncontrollable availability of pesticides is also of concern for the Greens, who demand they are sold only on prescription. Although a number of scien-

tists have openly questioned the French study, carried out by Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen, the French Prime Minister yesterday announced plans to request a full ban on GM foods across the EU, if the study proved right. According to Seralini, rats fed on a diet containing NK603 – a seed variety sprayed with Roundup - or given water containing Roundup at levels permitted in the US, died earlier than those on a standard diet. The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumours, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The researchers said 50 per cent of males and 70 per cent of females died prematurely, compared with only 30 per cent and 20 per cent in the control group.

TWO YEARS The tests were carried out over two years – roughly a rat’s lifetime – as opposed to the 90day trials, which are provided by EU law. Seralini believes his lifetime rat tests give a more realistic and authoritative view of risks, since three months is only the equivalent of early adulthood in rats. However, a spokesman for Monsanto has said that the French researchers reached “unsubstantiated conclusions.” Chrysostomou said: “A number of attempts have been made globally to investigate the effects of ‘Monsanto’ products; however, the company’s supporters wouldn’t allow their completion, which is why the French scientists kept theirs completely secret.” She said ‘Roundup’ was broadly used on crops in Cyprus, posing a risk to public health. “It is a very power-

GM foods are supposed to be displayed separately ful poison and there are very strict conditions for using it, with municipal workers having to wear masks and protective glasses,” said Chrysostomou. “But what happens to the surrounding residents?” In April last year, the House voted into law a bill making it compulsory to display GM foods on separate shelves in shops and supermarkets, while bearing a prominent sign stating clearly that they were GM foods, or food containing GM ingredients. The law provides for the labelling to be in three languages – Greek, English and Turkish. However, Environment Commissioner Charalambos Theopemptou wondered whether this law was being implemented at all. “I have not seen a single supermarket in Cyprus that does this,” said Theopemptou. “I challenge whoever is listening to tell me which product on the Cypriot

market actually states that it contains GM organisms.” He said EU law stated that GM content should only be mentioned on food labels if it exceeded 0.9 per cent of the total ingredients. “In Cyprus, imported grains with GM content are only used to feed animals in farms,” said Theopemptou. “But this is where the other debate is: what happens with the animals that eat GM feed and are then passed on to consumers?” The commissioner also referred to “vested interests” within the EU, preventing a full ban on GM foods. “There is a big problem with these powerful interventions taking place in the EU by the companies – because we are speaking about a lot of money here; but at the same time, people have the right to know what they are consuming,” said Theopemptou.

Attempt made on life of Game Fund employee A 54-YEAR-OLD Game Fund employee was injured during the early hours of yesterday when his car went hurtling into a tree after shots were fired him while on duty in Stavrovouni. Larnaca police spokesman Christos Andreou said that the three shots were fired at the front windscreen of the car. Other parts of the vehicle were also hit. Andreou clarified that the man was injured when he lost control of the vehicle and smashed into a tree. He is being treated at Nicosia general hospital. “Today (yesterday) at around one in the morning a 54year-old Game Fund worker, while he was on duty and driving an official (Game Fund) vehicle, an unknown

person or unknown persons fired at him with a shotgun,” said Andreou. He added that as the man tried to escape he ducked towards the passenger seat, losing control of the vehicle, and crashing into the tree. Police said that the vehicle was shot at while the employee was at the Game Fund’s partridge farm. They also said that tests would take place to determine what type of shotgun was used. “Regarding the motives of this criminal activity at this stage we’re investigating all possibilities and certain information we have is being evaluated very seriously,” said Andreou, adding that nothing more could be said at such an early stage.

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Container had bulged ‘like a watermelon’ Witness said he told army that if he was them he would evacuate the naval base By Poly Panteldies PROSECUTION witness colonel Georgios Georgiades yesterday claimed that he told national guard top brass, days before the blast that killed 13 sailors and firefighters that if he were them he would have evacuated the Mari naval base days before the blast that killed 13 sailors and fire fighters. Georgiades was testifying against former ministers, fire and army officials charged in relation to the deaths at Evangelos Florakis naval base on July 11 last year when 98 containers with munitions exploded. He told Larnaca district court that he was worried after seeing a container was bulging on July 4 last year. “If you had seen what I saw last night you would declare a red alert and evacuate the base,” Georgiades told the national guard chief and deputy chief on July 5, a day after he visited the site, the court heard. Navy commander, Andreas Ioannides who would be among the blast’s victims, called Georgiades up at about 8pm on July 4, Georgiades said. Ioannides told him a container had swollen “like a watermelon”. By that time the containers had been stacked in the open

for about two and a half years, following their confiscation from the Monchegorsk – a vessel sailing from Iran to Syria in violation of UN security council resolutions. During his visit on July 4, Georgiades said he saw two sides of the container had bulged, towards the sea and towards the electricity authority’s main power station that was later crippled by the blast, creating an energy crisis. The officer on duty told Georgiades that the doors had bent and opened up and the container has shifted somewhat. Georgiades said he updated the former deputy chief of the national guard and accused Savvas Argyrou, and national guard chief Petros Tsalikidis, who has been charged in Greece following the authorities’ refusal to execute a European arrest warrant against him. He told Tsalikidis that “regulations state immediate measures should be taken to lower the containers’ temperature and the defence ministry must be convinced to destroy the containers because this can’t go on any more”. Confiscating the cargo was a political decision and issues surrounding it also involved the foreign ministry, which favoured maintaining the status

quo, according to correspondence between state departments and ministries made public during a political probe into the blast earlier this year. Georgiades previously told the court that he was instructed in August 2009, months after the Monchegorsk cargo was confiscated, no action should be taken due to upcoming meetings between President Demetris Christofias and Syria’s Bashir al-Assad. Christofias assured Assad on August 31, 2009 that the cargo would stay put until they could return it, the political probe into the blast by lawyer Polys Polyviou showed. Christofias said the promise was a diplomatic manoeuvre. 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. Georgiades had the same charges dropped when prosecution decided he was not in the end “strictly responsible” for instructing people to leave the base. The trial continues on Tuesday.

Scam using FBI’s name crashes computers THE police cyber crime unit yesterday said it had received a large number of complaints from computer users saying they received a message on their screens, warning them to pay $200 for crimes they supposedly committed or be reported to the FBI. Then the computers crashed. Police said the message came up automati-

cally when the PCs were switched on. Police offered a link: stories/2012/august/new-internet-scam - on the FBI’s website which can restore function. “If a member of public cannot bring the computer back using these instructions, they will have to seek the advice of a technician,” said the police.

Cyprus and South Africa yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral political consultations, making a decisive step towards deepening ties between the two countries. The MoU was signed by Foreign Minis-

ter Erato Kozakou Marcoullis and South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite NkoanaMashabane. It is the first visit of a South African foreign minister to Cyprus

‘Lives could be saved’ if ICU patients had better aftercare By Poly Pantelides LIVES could be saved each year by creating a specialised rehabilitation centre for patients who need a longer recovery time, the head of Nicosia general hospital’s intensive care unit, Theodoros Kyprianou said yesterday. “When we’re talking about health, every time funding is cut or frozen the cost is human life,” Kyprianou said. He was referring to budget cuts across the public sector affecting hiring of staff. About 800 patients are treated in intensive care each year, Kyprianou said. However he said around 80 per cent,

some 640 people – make it through but “a large proportion of them need specialised aftercare”, he said. Improving treatment conditions for patients would have a direct impact on the number of lives that can be saved, Kyprianou said because patients will be given better care when they are still vulnerable. He said that a case referred to by health minister Stavros Malas earlier this week of an older woman who died soon after leaving intensive care demonstrated the need for a rehabilitation centre. She died from complications arising after being discharged, Kyprianou said. He added that in addition

to getting the necessary infrastructure, the health ministry would need to hire 30-35 staff including nurses and five or six doctors. “A rehabilitation centre is on top of the priority list,” he said. Parliament has previously asked the health ministry and finance ministry to make funds available in 2013 to create centres. Patients needing rehabilitation are currently referred to the oversubscribed institution for ageing EOKA members which has facilities, or else sent abroad to the tune of €1.5 million a year by the state, the head of the house human rights committee Sophocles Fyttis previously said.

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Home Nationalist ELAM woos uneasy villagers after foreigners brawl By George Psyllides NATIONALIST party ELAM yesterday accused the police of harassing its members who were visiting villages in the Nicosia area on Wednesday evening speaking to residents about the rising crime involving foreigners. ELAM said it visited the villages of Akaki, Peristerona and Orounta at the request of the residents because of the spike in crime involving foreigners. Another reason was the violent

clashes between 50 foreign nationals in which shots were fired, ELAM said. That incident saw three people treated in hospital for superficial wounds caused by pellets. “Without provoking or bothering anyone, our members visited various locations in the villages and spoke to residents at their invitation,” the party said. “They wanted to discuss with us the problems plaguing their areas.” The party said its members noticed a police patrol car monitoring their movement and 10 minutes later a large force – mainly

members of the counter-terrorism squad and the rapid reaction unit – surrounded the area. ELAM said officers went in the cafeteria where their members were sitting and asked them, in a provocative manner, why they were there. ELAM said its members got into their cars to leave the area but were intercepted by the counterterrorism squad who searched them. The party said the apparent aim was to intimidate its members since nothing had happened to justify the police’s actions.

They accused the force of suppressing the political actions of a legal party and wondered if the treatment would be the same if they had been members of any other party. “The only thing they are interested in is the rapid rise in support for our party and in their panic they are trying to silence and terrorise us using unlawful ways,” ELAM said. ELAM said the anti-Hellenic system of power is panicking over the rise of their comrades in Greece, the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party “and they know the

same phenomenon will soon be repeated in Cyprus.” Members of ELAM have been involved in several racist attacks in recent years and now they are apparently trying to emulate their Greek counterparts who were elected to parliament for the first time in the last general election. Golden Dawn has taken the law in its hands on many occasions in recent days and has also organised Greeks-only food handouts and blood donations. It has also ousted migrant traders from street markets.

DISY and DIKO wrap up Possibility of an election alliance far from certain By Jacqueline Agathocleous OPPOSITION parties DISY and DIKO yesterday wrapped talks on a possible government programme. DIKO will decide next Thursday whether to back DISY candidate, Nicos Anastasiades, in February’s presidential elections. DIKO leader Marios Garoyian yesterday said the convergences reached between the two parties would be submitted to his party’s central committee on Monday, and voted on next Thursday. Garoyian was speaking after he met Anastasiades in the morning. Another meeting ensued later between delegations from both parties. “The central committee has every right to approve or reject, respond positively or negatively, to the specific work that has been carried out by the party’s secretariat over this time,” said Garoyian. “Through our discussion (with DISY), there is a basis upon which policies can be supported, there are programmatic convergences that are strong on many levels and I believe that this will be demonstrated during discussions with the central committee,” he added. Anastasiades said the

draft the two parties concluded also included suggestions by one of the smaller parties, EVROKO, which is currently in talks with DISY over possible collaboration. EVROKO, a breakaway DISY party is believed to be divided over such an alliance. “I also look forward to continuing dialogues with the Green Party,” said Anastasiades. DISY and DIKO representatives – under Garoyian and Anastasiades – have agreed on a number of key issues, such as the Cyprus problem and the economy after weeks of talks. However, DIKO vice president Nicolas Papadopoulos, who has openly spoken out against the prospect of collaborating with rightwing DISY, was again absent from yesterday’s contacts. Papadopoulos said last week his absence from the DISY-DIKO meetings was a conscious political act, which he would explain to the party’s central committee and then the public. He said he thought DIKO would be better served through an alliance with independent candidate Giorgos Lillikas, who is being backed by socialist EDEK. Papadopouls said Lillikas was closer to DIKO with regard to his views on the Cyprus problem.

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Warrant for suspected killer still in force AN arrest warrant against a Turkish national is still in force, Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou Marcoullis said yesterday, after Kyrgyzstan released the man who is wanted by Cyprus in connection with the brutal killing of a Greek Cypriot protester 16 years ago. “The warrant is still in force and we hope his arrest will be made possible in friendlier territory,” Marcoullis said. Erhan Arikli is one of eight suspects wanted by Cyprus in connection with the killing of Tassos Isaac in Famagusta in 1996. “Kyrgyzstan is not one of the friendliest states towards us,” the foreign minister said. “Unfortunately they have very close relations with Turkey and it is not only unfortunate but also unacceptable that he was set free.” Marcoullis said Cyprus will make all necessary representations to the government of Kyrgyzstan. The Turkish media reported that Arikli had been “saved” by efforts of the Turkish foreign ministry. Isaac, 24, was killed on August 11, during a demonstration in the buffer zone in the village of Dherynia. He was beaten to death while on the ground, by a mob armed with clubs and stones that included uniformed Turkish Cypriots. Isaac’s cousin, Solomos Solomou, was shot and killed three days later, during a demonstration following Isaac’s funeral. He had climbed on a flag pole in an attempt to pull down the Turkish flag.


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Home Two officers nabbed driving impounded vehicles TWO police officers are under criminal and disciplinary investigation for driving around in confiscated cars, kept by police as evidence, reports said yesterday. Both officers serve with Nicosia police and one was caught by the force’s internal watchdog. He was driving a car without a road licence, a spokesperson at the police press office said. The other officer, also male, was caught driving around in a car held over by police as part of an ongoing investigation, police said. Daily Politis said the car belonged to a foreign national who had left Cyprus adding that the car had been involved in a road accident. “I can confirm that two colleagues are under criminal and disciplinary investigation,” police spokesman Andreas Angelides said yesterday. Both officers were suspended last week while disciplinary and criminal investigations take place in parallel.

Eurozone exit ‘not ruled out’ Government says no question of quitting as oppostion accuses AKEL of fearmongering

AKEL leader Andros Kyprianou: no excessive measures

(continued from front page) suggesting Kyprianou’s comments had been “distorted and misinterpreted.” The government spokesman later issued a statement saying there was no question of Cyprus exiting the eurozone. “What is important is negotiating with the troika to achieve the best possible terms, to defend the basic conquests of the workers and secure the prospects for our country’s economy,” Stefanos Stefanou said, referring to the trio of international lenders with whom Cyprus is negotiating a bailout. But unwilling to implement tough measures, particularly in the public sector, the government is trying to put together its own proposals ahead of negotiations with the troika next month. Cash-strapped Cyprus applied to the EU and the IMF – the troika -- for financial assistance in June when its second-biggest bank asked for state help following huge losses due to its exposure to Greece. The bailout will also include the state and although an official figure has not yet been set, draft recommendations from the troika, leaked on September 12, showed they demanded privatisations, pension reforms and a 15 per cent cut to the state payroll. The proposals drew negative responses from various quarters, including AKEL. The government plans to submit its own plan to the troika in October when they’re expected to return to the island. The new government proposals reportedly contain measures affecting the island’s public sector that no administration has ever dared to propose before. In a short statement yesterday evening, main opposition DISY said Kyprianou, with his comments, had exacerbated the uncertainty and insecurity felt by the people by raising the matter of Cyprus exiting the eurozone. DISY pledged to revisit the issue today. Presidential candidate Giorgos Lillikas said that “even thoughts of exiting the euro at this difficult time would cause damage and confusion. Cyprus would be an easy target for speculators” he added.

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Sports in focus at EU meet Vassiliou says progress made on match-fixing THE EU has achieved progress in the fight against match-fixing, the financing of grassroots sport and the way in which the promotion of sport affects the economy, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Sport, Media and Youth Androulla Vassiliou said yesterday. Vassiliou was speaking at the end of the two-day Informal Meeting of EU Sport Ministers in Nicosia. She said she had briefed the ministers on the progress made in further developing the European dimension in sport, according to the European strategy for sport in 2011 and in accordance with the first work programme of the EU on Sport adopted last May by the Council. Vassiliou also said she had briefed the ministers on the initiative undertaken with the Vice-President of the Commission to urge the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee to work together to

develop a roadmap on gender equality in sport, with intelligent and realistic targets for governmental and non-governmental organisations. The aim of this roadmap would be to ensure that, by 2020, at least 30 per cent of members of national and international sports governing bodies would be women, she added. A first preparatory meeting between experts, organised by the European Network ‘Women and Sport’ was held here on Thursday in Nicosia, on the sidelines of the EU Sport forum. Vassiliou also expressed her satisfaction over the fact the EU representation on the Board of WADA would be strengthened. She also discussed “how can we promote more physical activity and active aging. “We agreed that this issue is of particular importance because of the EU aging population and the social and economic challenges arising,” she said.

Tragedies turned into fight for bicommunal peace By Natalie Hami

Androulla Vassiliou at the sports ministers’ meeting in Nicosia yesterday Vassiliou noted that early next year she would submit a proposal for a new EU policy initiative aimed at promoting health and en-

couraging physical activity. Chairman of the Cyprus Sports Organisation, Pambos Stylianou stressed the importance of the effort

to raise awareness among EU citizens regarding the significance of physical activities for a better quality of life.

The grapes of fun and fest THE GRAPE Feast is beckoning all lovers of grape products to join in the festivities this month and the next in several of the island’s mountain villages. The delicious traditional ppalouze – a jelly-like substance made from grape – can be enjoyed this Sunday at the Ppalouze Festival at Lofou primary school, starting at 3pm. Visitors will have the chance to enjoy free ppalouzes, and there will also be a demonstration of arts and crafts, along with music and dancing. A Ppalouze Festival will also be held on September 30 at 4pm at Arsos village square. On October 7 the Afamia grape and wine festival will be held in Kilani. It will give visitors the chance to not only taste traditional products but also visit museums, wineries and churches of the village. “Opening of the Pithari” will take place in the same village on October 11. Free transport from the Troodos Tourism Board. For more information call 99 352547.

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TWO MEN - a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot - who lost many of their loved ones in the 1974 invasion but went on to promote bi-communal peace were awarded the European Citizen’s Prize 2012 yesterday. “I’ve come to realise the only way to get over loss and carry on with my life is to work hard, as hard as I can, to make sure no other family goes through what I went through,” said Huseyin Akansoy, during the award ceremony at EU House in Nicosia. Akansoy of Maratha lost 30 of his close relatives in a mass slaughter of Turkish Cypriots in the village in 1974. Petros Souppouris, who was also awarded, lost nearly all his relatives in the massacre of Pelekythro in Mesaoria, also in 1974, when Turkish Cypriot extremists rounded up 22 women and children before a firing squad and shot them. “We tell the truth for children to understand our mistakes on both sides and (so) they can find a solution,” said Souppouris. The aim of the European Citizen’s Prize – created by the European Parliament in 2008 - is to recognise and reward activities facilitating cross-border co-operation within the EU or promote closer integration between citizens and member states. It can also be given for any activities which reflect the values enshrined in the EU’s charter of fundamental rights. The two men were nominated by AKEL MEP Takis Hadjigeorgiou, who explained that proposing ‘Petros and Huseyin was imperative since their actions and work goes beyond the “us” versus “them” dichotomy.’ “They fight for a united Cyprus without borders, dividing lines and discrimination,” he added. Hadjigeorgiou pointed out that despite their tragic stories they joined forces to organise and take part in events in both communities to convey the message that ‘the pain caused by the bloody events are common to all Cypriots” and must not be used to arouse extreme nationalism. Both Akansoy and Souppouris are part of the bicommunal initiative Relatives of Missing Persons and Victims of the Events of 1963-1974. There was a total of 61 candidates nominated by the MEPs of 19 member states, from which a shortlist was then compiled by national juries. A central jury in Brussels, headed by the European Parliament President Martin Schulz then selected 37 winners.

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Ex-banker jailed over £2.5m fraud Jessica Harper thought she deserved much bigger wages A FORMER head of online security at Lloyds Banking Group has been jailed for five years after defrauding the company of almost £2.5 million. Jessica Harper, 50, whose £60,000-a-year role included fighting fraud, submitted 93 false and doctored invoices to pay herself £2,463,750, which she then gave to friends and her three brothers to allow them to buy property. The fraud took place during the financial crisis when Lloyds received substantial amounts of taxpayers’ money. She stole the money over four years by creating a dummy bank account in the name of an IT firm which carried out work for Lloyds, even throwing it off the scent when directors questioned paperwork they received. Southwark Crown Court heard that Harper told police she deserved the money for showing “loyalty” to the firm when she could earn four times as much elsewhere, but denied personally benefiting from the fraud. She said she worked 60 hours a week for two years in two jobs, first as a senior manager for third-party suppliers and then additionally as interim head of fraud and security. Judge Deborah Taylor told her: “You were a senior employee in the bank in a position with a high degree of trust at a time when Lloyds was substantially supported by a lot of taxpayers’ money following difficulties sustained by the bank in the financial crisis. “You disregarded your duties out of a sense of entitlement to take other people’s money for your own benefit and that of your family.” Harper, of Crest Road, Croydon, south London, had previously pleaded guilty to a single charge of fraud by abuse of position and a second charge of money laundering, both between December 28 2007 and December 21 last year. Antony Swift, prosecuting, told the court that Harper made several payments to friends and family to buy property used for rental in-

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Jessica Harper come and additional holiday income. She admitted her crimes to police, telling them she deserved the money for working such long hours, getting up at 5.30am and getting home at around 8pm for a salary of between £60,000 and £70,000. “I saw the opportunity and thought ‘given the hours I work I deserve it’,” she told officers. “If I went to work for another company I would probably be earning four times as much.” But Swift said: “The reality is that over four years she continued to work for the bank and fleeced them of £2,463,750.88p. “She would not have been paid that kind of salary over that period by another bank.” She used a bank account set up in the name of software firm ISB Ltd but which was really her own, and doctored and made up invoices and emails to pay herself large sums. She knew ISB’s managing director, Simon Sutcliffe, socially and had helped the firm win work with Lloyds. The court heard that she lied and told Sutcliffe the problems over payment receipts had been resolved when he asked her to look into them. The totally innocent firm was now facing the prospect of losing its work with the bank.

ONE-EYED Dale Cregan appeared in court yesterday accused of four murders including the shooting and grenade attack that killed two policewomen. Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, described as “wonderful human beings” and dedicated police officers, died in Hattersley, Tameside, on Tuesday morning. The defendant also faced charges of murdering father and son David and Mark Short earlier this year and four attempted murders. Cregan was brought

Majority of people would welcome carrier bag charge THE majority of people think a 5p charge on single-use carrier bags should be introduced in England to cut litter and waste, a poll suggested. Three-quarters of those quizzed (75%) said they would try to cut down on the use of new plastic bags if there was a 5p charge on them, according to the survey for a coalition of groups pushing the Government to bring in a bag levy in England. The poll of 1,752 English adults found that 56% agreed a 5p carrier bag charge was not unreasonable even in a time of austerity, as it had been proved to reduce litter and waste, although a quarter disagreed. The “break the bag habit” coalition of conservation and anti-litter groups wants the Government in England to bring in a charge on plastic bags, which they say end up littering the streets, countryside and beaches or damaging marine wildlife.

UKIP seeks EU referendum guarantee ‘in blood’ THE LEADER of Britain’s biggest anti-European Union party yesterday demanded a guarantee of a referendum on EU membership “written in blood” before considering any electoral pact with the Conservatives or another party. The small UK Independence Party (UKIP) recorded its best-ever local election results in May and recent polls have shown its national support on the rise. Commentators say it could benefit from the prolonged economic gloom, which the government blames on problems in the euro zone, and could eat into traditional support for Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives. Newspaper have speculated that as a result the party could do a deal with the Conservatives ahead of the next general election in

2015. At his party’s conference in Birmingham, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said, while he would be open to deals with the Conservatives or the opposition Labour Party, no such pact was in the offing. “The only way we would even consider a negotiation of any kind at all would be if first an absolute promise was made to give this country a full, free and fair referendum so that we can decide whether we remain members of the EU or not,” he said. “I don’t think a cast iron guarantee would satisfy UKIP, I think at a minimum it would have to be written in blood,” he said to loud applause by hundreds of delegates. UKIP wants Britain out of the EU, which it regards as an ineffective organisation of mostly unelected bureaucrats.

into court at 10.08am for the hearing, which lasted just two minutes at Manchester City Magistrates’ Court. Cregan, who has lost one eye, was brought into the secure dock flanked by four police officers. Two more officers dressed in military-style fatigues and armed with machine guns stood outside the dock. Cregan, who has grown a thick beard, scanned the courtroom and stared over at the public gallery, where relatives of the Short family were seated. Judge

Taaffe then read out the eight charges the defendant faces, including that of murdering the two officers. The double killing provoked national shock and outrage after the unarmed policewoman were lured by a routine burglary call to a house on the sprawling Hattersley estate. Cregan was arrested a short time later after walking into Hyde Police Station two miles away. After his court appearance, Cregan was taken back to Manchester’s Strangeways prison.

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World US’ extra surge troops leave from Afghanistan THE 33,000 additional US troops that President Barack Obama ordered to Afghanistan to stamp out the Taliban attacks nearly two years ago have now left the country, but a new wave of deadly insider attacks and a reassessment of how NATO troops partner with Afghans have raised questions about how well the military strategy is working. US defence secretary Leon Panetta announced yesterday the troops had come out, declaring the surge had accomplished its mission. But after a tumultuous week in Afghanistan that saw commanders put limits on when NATO and Afghan troops can patrol together, Panetta also acknowledged there will still be difficult days ahead. “The surge did accomplish its objectives of reversing the Taliban momentum on the battlefield and dramatically increasing the size and capability of the Afghan national security forces,” Panetta told reporters at a press conference at Government House in Auckland where he was meeting New Zealand leaders.

MILESTONE He said the re-deployment of the 33,000 troops was a “very important milestone” and that the US is on track to accomplish its goals in Afghanistan. The withdrawal, which was completed on schedule, still leaves close to 100,000 Nato troops there, including 68,000 Americans. Panetta’s success mantra, however, is called into question by the decision earlier this week that, at least temporarily, NATO operations with small-sized Afghan units are no longer routine, and will require the approval of the regional commander. Until now, coalition troops routinely conducted operations such as patrolling or manning outposts with small units of their Afghan counterparts. But a growing wave of so-called insider attacks in which Afghan Army and police troops, or insurgents dressed in their uniforms, have been turning their guns on US and NATO forces, has shaken the trust between the allied troops and the Afghans they are there to train.

Perfect 76-carat diamond up for US auction A 76-CARAT diamond billed as one of the most famous in the world is expected to fetch well over $15 million when it hits the auction block in November, Christie’s said yesterday. The colossal gem, which Christie’s said was the finest and largest perfect Golconda diamond ever to appear at auction, is perfect in colour and internally flawless. “The legendary Golconda mines in India produced some of the world’s most famous diamonds, including the Dresden green, the blue Hope, and the Koh-i-Noor (in the Royal Collection at the Tower of London),” Rahul Kadakia, head of jewellery for Christie’s in America and Switzerland, told Reuters. The diamond, named the Archduke Joseph Diamond for one of its former owners, is the highlight of Christie’s sale of precious gems in Geneva in November, the auction house said in a statement.

Deaths in Pakistan’s city demos France bans street protests over anti-Islam cartoons By Aisha Chowdhry MUSLIM protests against insults to the Prophet Mohammad turned violent in Pakistan, where 15 people were killed yesterday, the Muslim day of prayer, but remained mostly peaceful in Islamic countries elsewhere. In France, where the publication of cartoons denigrating the Prophet stoked anger over an anti-Islam video made in California, the authorities banned all protests over the issue. “There will be strictly no exceptions. Demonstrations will be banned and broken up,” said Interior Minister Manuel Valls. Tunisia’s Islamist-led government also banned protests against the images published by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Four people were killed and almost 30 wounded last week when the US embassy was stormed in a protest over the film. Many Western and Muslim politicians and clerics have appealed for calm, denounc-


ing those behind the mockery of the Prophet, but also condemning violent reactions to it. At street level, Muslims enraged by attacks on their faith spoke of a culture war with those in the West who put rights to freedom of expression above any religious offence caused. “They hate him (the Prophet Mohammad) and show this through their continued works in the West, through their writings, cartoons, films and the way they launch war against him in schools,” said Abdessalam Abdullah, a preacher at a mosque in Beirut’s Palestinian refugee camp of Bourj al-Barajneh. Muslims generally consider any depiction of the Prophet blasphemous. Western diplomatic missions in Muslim nations tightened security ahead of Friday prayers. France ordered its embassies, schools and cultural centres to shut in a score of countries. In Pakistan, tens of thousands of people joined protests encouraged by the

Three children killed in China axe attack Lebanese army soldiers deployed to secure the area near the French embassy in Beirut yesterday (above left). A protester holding a stick as he shouts anti-American slogans in front of a burning cinema in Peshawar (above) government in several cities including Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar, Lahore, Multan and Muzaffarabad. The bloodiest unrest erupted in the southern city of Karachi, where three policemen and two protesters were killed and 112 people wounded, according to Allah Bachayo Memon, spokesman of the chief minister of Sindh province. He said about 20 vehicles, three banks and five cinemas were set on fire. Crowds set two cinemas



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ablaze and ransacked shops in the northwestern city of Peshawar, clashing with riot police who fired tear gas. At least five protesters were hurt and the ARY television station said an employee had been killed. Mohammed Tariq Khan, a protester in Islamabad, said: “Our demand is that whoever has blasphemed against our holy Prophet should be handed over to us so we can cut him up into tiny pieces in front of the entire nation.”

AN AXEMAN has killed three children and injured 13 others at a daycare centre in south-western China. The man burst into the centre in Guangxi province yesterday, said the official Xinhua News Agency. Police said he had been arrested. China has experienced a string of rampage attacks at schools, retirement homes and on city streets that have left dozens dead and scores more wounded since the start of 2010. The attacks have prompted calls for more attention to mental illnesses and concern over rising stress in Chinese society.

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Mad rush for Apple iPhone 5 Mapping app and lack of payments chip criticised By Peter Schwartzstein and Tim Kelly APPLE fans queued around city blocks worldwide yesterday to get their hands on the new iPhone 5 - but grumbling about inaccurate maps tempered the excitement. The new smartphone went on sale across the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia, with mobile carriers reporting record demand that looked likely to stretch Apple’s supply capacity. “It looks like another strong opening day for Apple. They should sell more iPhone 5s than any prior model,” said BTIG analyst Walt Piecyk. Apple shares gained 0.8 per cent reaching, a high of $704.67 in morning trading in New York. Apple booked more than 2 million orders for the device in the first 24 hours, double the first-day sales of the previous iPhone, the 4S. Some analysts expect Apple to sell up to 10 million iPhone 5 models in the remaining days of September.

JP Morgan estimates the phone could provide a $3.2 billion boost to the US economy in the fourth quarter - a boost almost equal to the whole economy of Fiji. Apple’s rival and component supplier, Samsung Electronics Co, moved to spoil the party, saying it plans to add the iPhone 5 to its existing patent lawsuits against Apple. As Apple began delivering its coveted new phone, struggling competitor Research in Motion, which makes the BlackBerry, had to admit that it was once again having service problems in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The iPhone 5 has a larger, 4-inch screen and is slimmer and lighter than the previous model. It supports faster 4G mobile networks and also comes with a number of software updates, including Apple’s new in-house maps feature, which is based on Dutch navigation equipment and digital map maker TomTom’s map data. But not everyone was im-

Apple fan Greg Parker departs the Apple Store on 5th Avenue after purchasing his Apple iPhone 5 in New York pressed. Some users criticised the maps feature for a number of geographical errors, missing information, and a lack of features. Apple stores worldwide

Prison for Turkish generals in coup trial A TURKISH court sentenced three former generals to life in prison yesterday, the first sentences in the two-year trial of 364 officers accused of plotting to overthrow Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s government. The court said the three would only serve 20-year prison sentences because they were unsuccessful in their bid to topple the government. Two other retired generals and one serving general were also sentenced to 18 years in prison. The court acquitted 34 officers in the case, which has underlined civilian dominance over the once all-powerful military in Turkey. The Turkish army has traditionally played a dominant role in politics, staging three

coups between 1960 and 1980 and pushing the country’s first Islamist-led government from office in 1997. Its authority has been reined in sharply since Erdogan first came to power nearly a decade ago and the trial has been seen as a show of strength by a government that has emerged from its shadow. The “Sledgehammer” conspiracy is alleged to have included plans to bomb historic mosques in Istanbul and trigger conflict with Greece to pave the way for an army takeover. Prosecutors had demanded 15-20 year jail sentences for the 365 defendants, 364 of them serving and retired officers.

Three militants and Israeli soldier killed in Egypt border skirmish ISRAELI soldiers killed three armed militants who crossed into Israel from Egypt yesterday, the army said, with local media reporting that an Israeli soldier had also died in the incident. The military declined immediate comment on Israeli casualties, but said their forces had prevented a major assault. “A big terror attack was thwarted. Three terrorists infiltrated from Sinai into Israel and opened fire towards IDF soldiers guarding the border,” army spokeswoman LieutenantColonel Avital Leibovich said. “The terrorists were well armed and carried explosive belts upon their bodies,” she added. It was at least the fourth cross-border attack into Israel in just over a year, underscoring deep Israeli concerns about the security situation in the Sinai peninsula since the ousting of Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Leibovich said she did not have any information on the identity or affiliation of the gunmen. Previous attacks were blamed on Pales-

tinian militants from the Gaza Strip and their supporters, who have allegedly established bases in the Sinai. An Egyptian security source said one of the gunmen died when a bomb he was carrying detonated and the other two were killed in a gun battle with Israeli forces. He added that the nationalities of the gunmen were not immediately clear. In August, Islamist militants killed 16 Egyptian border guards and commandeered an armoured vehicle which they smashed across the border before being killed by the Israeli military. In June, militants crossed the border area and fired on Israelis building a barrier along the desert frontier, killing a worker, before soldiers shot dead two of the attackers. Israel is putting up the border fence to curb an influx of African migrants and improve security, hoping to complete it by the end of the year. It will run along most of the 266-km frontier from Eilat, on the Red Sea, to the Gaza Strip.

drew crowds of customers. Hundreds of people lined up around the block at Apple’s store on New York City’s swanky Fifth Avenue. Kadijah Perez, 26, a Bronx

resident, had not heard about the map issues. She said she wanted to use the phone for navigation, adding, “Hopefully, they’ll just fix it.”

In London’s central Regent Street, about 1,300 people lined up to buy the iPhone 5, nearly twice as many as showed up for the previous iPhone.


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Insurers facing some tougher times as Somali piracy drops A DRAMATIC fall in pirate attacks off the Somali coast is forcing down the cost of piracy insurance for commercial ships, taking the shine off a fast-growing and lucrative market for London-based insurers. International navies have cracked down on pirates, including strikes on their coastal bases, and ship firms are increasingly using armed guards and defensive measures on vessels including barbed wire, scaring off Somali seaborne gangs. That reduced the number of incidents involving Somali pirates to just 69 in the first half of 2012, compared with 163 in the same period last year, according to watchdog the International Maritime Bureau. "The chance of pirates being able to carry out successful hijackings are now very slim, which is probably deterring many would-be pirates from going to sea," said Rory Lamrock, an intelligence analyst with security firm AKE. War torn Somalia is next to the Gulf of Aden's busy shipping lanes, and poverty has in recent years tempted many young men to take up piracy, storming commercial vessels and holding their crews and cargo to ransom. Last year, they netted $160 million, and cost the world economy some $7 billion, according to the American One

Earth Future foundation. The drop in Somali pirate activity is weighing on the market for so-called marine kidnap and ransom insurance, which has grown for scratch to be worth about $250 million in little more than five years, according to informal industry estimates. Spending on marine K&R cover, which indemnifies shipowners against the cost of paying ransoms and recovering vessels and crew, has halved compared with two years ago, estimates Will Miller of Special Contingency Risks, a unit of insurance broker Willis (WSH.N). "We are seeing a softening in the rates that underwriters are charging for piracy cover," Miller said. "The key driver is the implementation of more robust security measures on board by the shipping community." Brokers and insurers say a key factor in the downturn is the spread of on-board armed security, which has allowed shipowners to negotiate discounts of up to 50 per cent on their premiums in recognition of the reduced risk of being hijacked. Guards equipped with guns are seen as the best deterrent as no ship carrying them has ever been seized, although critics say they risk escalating conflict with heavily-armed pirates.

The chance of pirates being able to carry out successful hijackings are now very slim Governments including Britain last year dropped their opposition to armed maritime guards, triggering a big increase in their use. SCR's Miller says about two thirds of his clients now deploy armed security, compared with just 10 per cent in 2010. While the cost of piracy insurance is falling, the drop in the number of hijackings will

reduce claims, helping to preserve insurers' profits. That is encouraging a string of new entrants amid lackluster conditions elsewhere in the insurance market, ratcheting up competition and putting prices under further pressure. "More people are competing for the same slice of cake," said Michael Sharp, an under-

writer at Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley (BEZG.L). "With so many people writing the same business, that's driving prices down." Still, insurers are confident demand for piracy cover will remain buoyant, pointing to other trouble spots including the Gulf of Guinea on the other side of Africa and the Straits of Malacca in Asia.

Troika report on Greece may come after US vote Policymakers want to avoid any shock to the global economy AN EU-IMF report into whether Greece's debt is manageable looks set to be delayed until after November 6 because policymakers want to avoid any shock to the global economy before the US election, EU officials and diplomats say. The report by the 'troika' of Greece's foreign lenders -- the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund – was expected during October, possibly before a meeting of eurozone finance ministers on October 8. The study provides the basis for decisions on whether to disburse the next tranche of aid to Athens, which may otherwise run out of money to pay wages and pensions, default on its debt and perhaps be forced to leave the euro area. Differences inside the troika about the precise extent of Greece's debt problems, combined with political pressure to hold off for another few weeks, look likely to mean a delay until mid-November. In the meantime, Greece will be kept afloat by issuing shortterm treasury bills and its banks will get access to emergency funds from the Greek central bank. "The Obama administration doesn't want anything on a mac-

roeconomic scale that is going to rock the global economy before November 6," a senior EU official told Reuters, adding that previous troika reports had also slipped. Several sources in Germany said top officials in Washington had made clear in numerous conversations with their German and European counterparts that they would prefer no surprises before the tightly contested election. Most polls show President Barack Obama leading his Republican rival Mitt Romney, but voters remain sensitive to any event that could damage US economic growth and hurt jobs.

NO SURPRISES "It's likely the troika report will be pushed back beyond the U.S. election date," said a Berlin official who spoke on condition of anonymity. Asked if that was a special request from Washington, he replied: "They don't want any surprises." The European Commission's spokesman on finance said on Friday the troika would take a weeklong break from its work in Athens, the second time it has interrupted its mission since it began in late July, adding to expectations of a delay.

"The inspectors are expected to return to Athens in about a week," spokesman Simon O'Connor told reporters. "As for a conclusion of the mission, I don't have any dates to share with you," he said, adding that it should be some time during October. "We can't say exactly when." Even if the mission does conclude its work on the ground in October, it will still take some time to write up its findings, the focus of which will be whether Greece will ever be able to get its debt down to a sustainable level. That analysis will either show that Athens can reduce its debts below 120 per cent of gross domestic product by 2020, as required by the IMF, or that the target will be missed. If Greece is off-target by a wide margin, as many economists predict, financial markets will react negatively, concerned that another round of debt restructuring will be required to get government finances back on a stable footing. A negative troika report could also revive pressure to force Greece out of the single currency area with potentially devastating knock-on consequences for other European countries and the global

economy. European leaders have the same interests as the US president in not destabilising markets – their own economies have also been badly affected by the fallout from Greece, where the sovereign debt crisis began in January 2010. But one source said EU leaders' motives went beyond macroeconomic stability. They also had political reasons to avoid rocking the boat before the US election.

BP Plc's bosses have told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the British oil major would like to buy a stake in Russian crude oil giant Rosneft, Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin said yesterday. The proposal put by BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley and Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg would be part of a complex deal in which Rosneft would take BP's stake in the $60 billion TNK-BP (TNBP. MM) venture, the Anglo-Russian oil producer 50 per centowned by BP, he said. BP's management proposed the deal during a meeting with Putin this week, in which they assured Russia's president that any proceeds of a sale in TNK-BP would be reinvested in Russian projects, including Rosneft itself, Sechin said. Powerful former deputy premier Sechin is a close ally of Putin and his comments, made at a forum in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, stole the limelight from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev who is hosting the event. There have been increasing signs that Russia's leader has been losing patience with his second-in-command. Putin issued a rare rebuke of Medvedev's government at Sochi on Tuesday, by criticizing its fiscal plans. Putin met Dudley, Svanberg and Sechin at his Black Sea retreat in Sochi on Tuesday evening to discuss "broadening" BP's presence in Russia, the Russian leader's spokesman previously said. BP is seeking to exit its troubled but lucrative investment in TNK-BP, Russia's thirdlargest oil company, which it formed with a consortium of Russian tycoons nearly a decade ago to tap the country's vast energy reserves. In July, BP entered a 90-day period to talk to potential buyers including the AAR consortium which represents the tycoons, and Rosneft. The structure of a deal has not yet been fully developed, Sechin said.

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ROMNEY "As far as European leaders are concerned, they don't want Romney, so they're probably willing to do anything to help Obama's chances," said the source, an EU official involved in finding solutions to the debt crisis. The problem for Obama is that if Europe's leaders are seen, implicitly or otherwise, to be working to bolster his re-election chances, it could provide ammunition for the Romney campaign. European leaders have repeatedly been accused of acting too slowly and in a confused way to resolve the crisis, with a knockon negative impact on the United States. If they are now seen to be allying with Obama, it could dent his popularity.

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Is Mitt one of the 47pct? Banks squeezing customers rather than cutting back on their costs EARLIER in the week press reports suggested that the ailing Popular Bank was looking at the possibility of making some 600 employees redundant by 2017, as part of its restructuring plan. This was the recommendation of foreign consultants called in by the board to put together a restructuring plan that would make the bank more efficient and profitable. Predictably, the bank employees union ETYK wasted no time in issuing a stronglyworded announcement urging members to ignore this alarmism and pledging to resist such a move. “Our organisation is not prepared to accept unrealistic and out of place positions and will fight; it has the capability of defending the colleague’s interests,” said the ETYK circular. The warning, reportedly, had the desired effect, the union claiming that the plan had been withdrawn and the bank agreeing not to table another plan without ETYK’s consent. Not a surprising development, considering Popular is now a state-owned bank and President Christofias would have immediately sided with banking experts that run ETYK. The truth that the two biggest banks, despite having sought a bailout have done absolutely nothing to reduce their costs so as to be able to repay the billions they would be loaned by the taxpayer, at huge expense to the economy. Their only measures have been the steep increase of interest rates, which are now at nine per cent – on some facilities one bank is charging 10.5 per cent interest – a hike in bank charges and increased penalties for exceeding overdraft limits. There have been no pay cuts apart from some imposed on top executives and directors, no redundancies and no closure of branches that would improve their profitability. Instead they are squeezing their customers, putting the future of hundreds of businesses at risk. It is an unacceptable situation considering that the taxpayer would have to borrow a minimum of €4 billion (it could be more) for the banks’ re-capitalisation needs, while the banks’ highly-paid executives and employees continue to take home their fat salaries. When will the boards of the banks get round to restructuring their organisations in order to reduce costs? Both Popular and Bank of Cyprus must have known they would require a state bailout six months ago, but have done absolutely nothing except turn the screw on their customers through higher charges and rates. Are they afraid of ETYK’s reaction or are they waiting for the troika to ask them to impose drastic cost-cuts? The banks should have acted months ago, if only to re-assure their customers with the big deposits that despite the problems their executives were taking the necessary action to put things right. But it seems the bankers are emulating the criminally irresponsible behaviour of the government.

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T HAS always been hard for people with strong opinions to tolerate the discipline of electoral politics, which demands that they never speak their minds in public. Say what you really think, and you are bound to alienate some of the votes that you need to win. But it’s getting harder: even at private gatherings, today’s politicians are likely to be secretly videorecorded, so they must NEVER reveal their true opinions. The latest victim of this rule is Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for the US presidency. He needed to feed some red meat to the people who had paid $50,000 a head to attend a fund-raiser in May in Florida. Most of them doubtless believed that poor Americans are shiftless, Palestinians are evil, and Iranians are crazed fanatics, and they were not paying to have their views challenged. Still, he should have been more careful. Blaming the failure of 19 years of negotiation to bring a peace settlement in the Arab-Israeli dispute entirely on the Palestinians was not going to get him in trouble at home. “The Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace,” he said, which would be seen as a distortion of the truth in most parts of the world, but it does no harm to Romney domestically. Indeed, lots of Obama voters think that too. Same goes for the bizarre scenario he drew about the alleged threat from

Comment Gwynne Dyer Iran. “If I were Iran - a crazed fanatic, I’d say let’s get a little fissile material to Hezbollah, have them carry it to Chicago or some other place, and then if anything goes wrong, or America starts acting up, we’ll just say, ‘Guess what? Unless you stand down, why, we’re going to let off a dirty bomb’.” This is only one or two steps short of expressing a fear of werewolves, but in the United States this sort of discourse is routine. The US Department of Defence regularly uses equally shoddy and cynical arguments to justify its huge budget. Romney will not get into any trouble with the electorate for this “gaffe”. Where it all went wrong was when he said that “There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what,” referring to the Americans who don’t pay income tax. “There are 47% who are with (Obama), who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-nameit.” The audience at the fund-raiser obviously believes that, and

it’s pretty likely that Romney believes it himself, but it is simply not true. If all of the 47 percent of Americans who do not pay income tax automatically vote for Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, then the Republicans can never win an election. At least not unless EVERYBODY who pays income tax votes Republican, which seems pretty unlikely. Surely some tax-payers must vote Democrat, even if they are only Latinos, African-Americans, gays, women, Asians, union members, and effete Eastern intellectuals. And some non-taxpayers certainly do vote Republican. In fact, the Republican Party’s core strategy for decades has been to win white, working-class votes by stressing its conservative social values. Without their votes, the last Republican president would have been Dwight D. Eisenhower. But Romney actually dismissed the importance of those voters, although white, workingclass voters who are unemployed or underemployed, and pay no taxes, could make the difference between victory and defeat for him. So could retired people too poor to pay taxes, who are often social conservatives. In Romney’s view, his role “is not to worry about those people (the 47 percent). I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.” If this is not outright contempt, it comes very close. It was especially reckless of

Romney to couch the whole discourse in terms of who pay taxes or doesn’t. This from a man who has refused to release more than the past two years of his own tax returns. Why endure all the criticism about not releasing the past five years, say, if there was nothing to hide in the returns for the preceding years? Like, maybe, the possibility that Romney paid no tax at all in those previous returns. The people who pay no taxes in the United States are the very poor and the very rich, and Romney certainly falls into the latter category. If he paid no tax at all in 2007, 2008 and 2009, say, he would have fallen into the 47 per cent in those years. So should we conclude that he voted for Obama in 2008? Probably not, and we can feel a certain sympathy for a man whose supposedly private remarks, shaped to appeal to an ultra-rich and ultra-conservative audience, have been dragged into the public domain. But he should have known better. Almost invisible to him, there was another group of people in that room who were not rich at all: the people who waited on the tables of the mighty. It was almost certainly one of those helots who took the video of his talk. They are getting in everywhere.  Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries

There has never really been an age of privacy I’VE just finished a biography of John Betjeman, the beloved British Poet Laureate, keeper of two households, one in the country with his wife Lady Penelope and one in town and Cornwall, with Lady Elizabeth Cavendish, Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret. It was an open secret. They were lucky that it was not in the era of digital photography, mobile phones and foreign photographers hiding behind hedges. Nevertheless, it’s a reminder that privacy doesn’t exist. It’s probably why celebrities buy islands in the middle of the Caribbean or rich Russian business magnates own yachts with crews paid handsomely for their silence to create to their own mini states. For the unpleasant truth is when media will pay more than your employer for those precious kiss and tell tales, no-one is im-


mune from disclosure. Kate has been unlucky, but she has also been naive. Even if the paparazzi had not snapped her topless, one day for sure some indiscreet staff serving the drinks and trimming the lavender or guest beside her would be oh so tempted to simply take a snap on their mobile. It is why Englishmen want homes as castles, why Cypriots surround themselves with family, why the wealthy everywhere erect walls, if we want privacy


we have to create our own towers of trust to retreat to. It has never existed, from the mansions of the Knights Templar to the palaces of the Tudors; from Cleopatra to Caligula there have always been spies and turncoats in every corner. There are always those with access to letters thrown in bins, knowledge of late night goings on, eavesdropping on raised voices and conversations. In feudal times their tongues were controlled by fear, now discretion from butlers to nannies is signed and sealed on legal documents. But the digital age means anonymity goes beyond borders, beyond control, beyond ownership and responsibility. Our only hope is to behave in public, and by public we must mean anywhere where strangers can view us, whether they are our colleagues, press people

up ladders or people next to us on the beach in a way we are happy to be seen. Whether it is drunken footballers out on the town, or Royals enjoying downtime, or assignations in Ayia Napa, if someone can snap you on their phone and make mischief, they probably will. Which means, in my view that we have to accept our reputations are in our own hands. It’s up to us whether we buy the tittle tattle; it’s up to us whether we are offended by photos of us looking less than dignified; it’s up to us to decide if we want to cavort naked in our gardens, or fall flat on our faces after too much fun. We just need to be prepared for the brouhaha publication of such images brings. For we can only really be safe behind our own closed doors and curtains, that is as long as the webcam is turned off.



25 years ago Thursday September 22, 1987

US president Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, warning that on January 1, 1863, he will declare all slaves in rebel states to be free.

Shipping cautiously hugged the Gulf coastline and US embassies were braced yesterday for a revenge strike by Iran after a US navy helicopter attacked an Iranian ship in the Gulf. Iranian President Ali Khamanei voiced anger, calling Monday’s attack one of the biggest mistakes of the Reagan administration.

1975 The fragile ceasefire agreement in Northern Ireland is spectacularly blown apart when the Provisional IRA explode a series of bombs throughout the country.

1989 American songwriter Irving Berlin, born in Russia in 1888, dies at the age of 101, having written about 1,500 songs.

1998 Thousands of civilians flee the fighting in Kosovo as Serbian troops resume their fight against the Kosovo Liberation Army.

2001 The British journalist John Simpson smuggles himself into Afghanistan and is the only journalist broadcasting from the country prior to the American led attack to depose the Taliban regime.

35 years ago Saturday September 22, 1977 Turkish troops should continue to defend the Turkish occupied territory “for some generations”, the Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash said in an interview with the Turkish mainland newspaper Cumhuriyet. Greek Cypriots, Denktash said, would not forget the lands they lost and this meant that Turkish troops must continue to defend the Cyprus lands for some generations.

45 years ago Sunday September 22, 1967 The Soviet Union today publicly promised North Vietnam massive military aid, including rockets and planes, to boost its ally’s resistance to US bombing. For the first time, Russia spelled out for the world exactly what armaments it is sending to Hanoi, breaking the secrecy that hung over previous Moscow-Hanoi agreements and said its aid was free of charge.

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Sony starts auction for Virgin music catalogue Rights to 30,000 songs up for grabs

The catalogues contain songs from artists ranging from Iggy Pop (left) to Culture Club

By Nadia Damouni and Peter Lauria SONY/ATV, the music publishing division of Sony Music, has kicked off an auction to sell the rights to more than 30,000 songs from artists ranging from Culture Club to Iggy Pop contained in the Virgin Music and Famous UK song catalogues, according to sources with direct knowledge of the process. These sources said nondisclosure agreements were sent out last week to more than 20 potential buyers, including Warner Music Group, Primary Wave Music, Round Hill Music, Imagem Music, Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts & Co LP, Platinum Equity Partners, Thomas H. Lee Partners and others. The signing of non-disclosure agreements is typically required at the start of an auction process as a condition of receiving books with detailed financial data about the company being auctioned. While a first-round bid deadline has not yet been set, the sources said they expect a deal to be valued at around $150 million (92 million pounds). The sale of the Virgin Music and Famous UK catalogues were among the concessions required by regulators in or-

der for Sony/ATV to receive approval for its $2.2 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing. John Branca, a partner at law firm Ziffren Brittenham who has represented Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, and others, is running the auction on behalf of Sony/ ATV. All parties mentioned above either declined comment or could not be reached for comment. Combined, the two catalogues control the rights to

more than 30,000 songs, the bulk of which are from artists who rose to prominence during the 1980s and 1990s.

INCLUDED Included in the catalogues are rights to songs from the Culture Club, Lenny Kravitz, Goo-Goo Dolls, Iggy Pop, Tears for Fears, Fine Young Cannibals, and many others. Music publishing catalogues can range in size from a few dozen songs to a few million. For instance, Round Hill on

Tuesday acquired Arthouse Entertainment, which controlled the rights to just 150 songs from artists including Katy Perry and Cee Lo Green. By contrast, Sony/ATV, which is a joint venture of Sony Music and the estate of Michael Jackson, ranks as the record industry’s largest music publishing house with the rights to more than 2 million songs. While record labels have struggled with declining CDs sales as a result of piracy and a shift to digital distribution, music publishing companies

have gained in value because they collect revenue every time a song is played in any format since they control the underlying rights to the composition. All of the major record labels - Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony Music - have publishing divisions, and a slew of independent companies such as Spirit Music Group and Primary Wave Music have cropped up in recent years to acquire the rights to song catalogues.

Sequel to King’s novel The Kanye teaches Kim to slow down Shining due out next year More than three decades after The Shining was first published, the sequel to Stephen King’s classic horror novel is finally coming out next year. Doctor Sleep is due for publication on September 24, 2013, the US author said on his website. The original book was published in 1977, and its success helped establish King’s fame as a horror novelist. “Scribner and Hodder & Stoughton have established September 24, 2013 as the official first publication date for Doctor Sleep, a sequel to The Shining,” King said on his website.

JACK NICHOLSON In 1980, The Shining was adapted into a film directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson in the role of Jack Torrance, the troubled writer who moves his wife and psychic son, Danny, to the isolated Overlook Hotel in the Colorado mountains. In the sequel, Dan Torrance, no longer a boy but a middleaged man, is still haunted by his father’s legacy and the horrific childhood year he spent at the Overlook Hotel, according to a synopsis of the book posted on the website. He uses his gift - the shining - to comfort the dying in a New Hampshire town but his life is upset when he meets a 12-year-old girl who also has the shining and whom he “must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals,” the website said. King has written some 50 novels, including Carrie, The Dead Zone and Misery.

The celebrity duo have been dating for around six months

REALITY TV star Kim Kardashian has been dating rapper Kanye West for around six months and Kim admits before she started her relationship with him she was living life too fast so didn’t have time to appreciate things. She said: “I’ve slowed down a little and for the better. It was a good lesson learned. I now make it a priority to take time out for myself and have private vacations.” Kim - who is currently divorcing basketball player Kris Humphries - also said she’s learnt from her mistakes in the past but has never been put off finding love. She told Australian TV show The Project: “To be in a happy relationship means everything. It’s everything when you want to share your life with someone. “We all make mistakes. Life is about learning as you go and not making the same mistakes again. Nobody is perfect. “Happiness is everything, life is short, and you should never not be happy.”

Fiona Apple arrested on drug charge in Texas GRAMMY-WINNING singer Fiona Apple spent the night in a Texas jail after being arrested on a felony drug possession charge at a border patrol checkpoint where her tour bus was searched, local officials said. Apple, 35, was taken into custody in Sierra Blanca, the same small west Texas town where authorities previously nabbed singer Willie Nelson, rapper Snoop Dogg and The Social Network actor Armie Hammer on drug charges. The singer-songwriter had 4 grams of hashish in her possession, said Rusty Fleming, spokesman for the sheriff in Hudspeth County, of which Sierra Blanca is the county seat. Fleming said there were seven other people on the bus, but Apple admitted the drugs were hers and everybody else was allowed to drive on. She was respectful and calm, though became concerned when she learned she would have to stay in jail overnight, he said. She was released after posting bail, and her jail stay passed “without incident,” Fleming said. Asked why so many celebrities have been arrested in the town on Interstate 10, County Judge Becky DeanWalker said, “because they come through here with stuff they shouldn’t have”. The Interstate 10 highway runs coast-to-coast across the United States between California and Florida. Apple, who won a Grammy for the single Criminal off her 1996 debut album ‘Tidal,’ was due to perform in Austin on Thursday night but the venue’s website said the show was postponed. A spokeswoman for Apple declined to comment.

Oprah praises Forest’s skills CHAT show host Oprah Winfrey plays the wife of Forest Whittaker’s character in upcoming movie The Butler and Oprah thanked his real life spouse Keisha Whitaker for making sure he has excellent kissing skills. In an interview on CBS This Morning, her friend Gayle King said to Oprah: “I can’t wait to see you and Forest as husband and wife. There’s a kissing scene you were talking about the other day. Did you feel all tingly?” Oprah replied: “I felt pretty good about it, let me just say. Forest is a good kisser, how about that? “Thank you, Keisha Whitaker.” The movie - which also stars Terrence Howard, Alan Rickman, Vanessa Redgrave and Jane Fonda is based on the life story of Eugene Allen, who worked in the White House over the course of three decades.

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Tech FIRST CONSOLE IN SIX YEARS FEATURES ENTERTAINMENT SERVICE NIintendo’s Wii U, packed with innovative features, plays catch-up with Microsoft and Sony and aims to lure gamers back from the internet and mobile devices

Nintendo Wii U adds TV, video for launch By Malathi Nayak and Kelly


NINTENDO’S Wii U, packed with innovative TV and video features, will hit US store shelves on November 18 as it plays catch-up with Microsoft and Sony and aims to lure gamers back from the internet and mobile devices. The first Nintendo home console in six years will allow users to make personal TV and video programming lists and record shows through TiVo and other digital recording services. “It should be the entertainment hub in the centre of the house,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. The machine, starting at just under $300, will also come with a dedicated Super Mario game title. For Nintendo, known for its game-centric approach, adding an entertainment component is a positive step, said Billy Pidgeon, an

analyst at M2 Research. “It’s a must-have right now and with this, they can catch up somewhat to Microsoft’s Xbox offerings.” The Wii U is the first console machine to be sold by a major gaming industry company in more than six years. With a new Microsoft Corp Xbox and updated Sony Corp Playstation expected in 2013, sales will offer clues as to whether more advanced, next-generation game hardware can boost the ailing video game console and packaged games market. Gamers have migrated steadily online or to mobile devices such as Apple’s iPad and this shift has weakened video game hardware and software sales. The Wii has been a bonanza for Nintendo, with 100 million sold, but demand is waning. In the three months to June 30, Wii sales more than halved to 710,000 from 1.56 million a year earlier. Nintendo, which is struggling to reverse years of losses, badly needs a hit. But the

console is launching into a holiday season of tooth-andnail competition. Consumers are “going to make choices this holiday whether they want to buy a Fire, an iPhone 5, an iPad, a Wii U, and it’s the broadest group of products and services we’ve ever seen,” said P.J McNealy, CEO of Digital World Research. The original Wii became the world’s biggest selling home console shortly after its 2006 launch, with motion-controlled gaming and a slew of software titles that appealed to users beyond traditional gamers. Nintendo hopes that its TVii feature will help spruce up demand. It will stream video from Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and Hulu, taking a page from the Xbox. A GamePad touch-screen controller can function as a remote control, and that second screen can be used to create personalised program lists. The controller, which enhances the video streaming and gaming experience,

helped push its price tag above rival consoles. Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 start at $250 and $200, respectively. The Wii U will go on sale in Japan on December 8 for about $340. “Just looking at the price, it does seem a little high,” Richard George, Nintendo executive editor at video game website “The catch is that the initial five to six months of the console, most of the people buying will be hardcore Nintendo fans.” Repeating the Wii’s success, however, will be tough as Nintendo battles not just Microsoft and Sony but also tablet and smartphone makers led by Apple that are eating into the $78 billion gaming market. For now, Nintendo, which began in 1889 making playing cards in the back streets of Kyoto, has a big enough cash pile built up during the Wii boom -- about $14 billion - to stick with its hardware strategy.

Microsoft warns of security flaw By Jim Finkle

Microsoft warned a bug in its Internet Explorer browser makes PCs vulnerable

MICROSOFT warned a newly discovered bug in its Internet Explorer web browser makes PCs vulnerable to attack by hackers and urged customers to download a piece of security software to mitigate the risk of infection. The security flaw affects hundreds of millions of Internet Explorer browser users. Microsoft said attackers can exploit the bug to infect the PC of somebody who visits a malicious website and then take control of the victim’s computer. The software maker advised customers on its website this week to install the security software as an interim measure, buying it time to fix the bug and release a new, more secure version of Internet Explorer. The free security tool, which is known as the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, or EMET, is available through an advisory on

Microsoft’s website: msrc/ The EMET software must be downloaded, installed and then manually configured to protect computers from the newly discovered threat, according to the posting from Microsoft. The company also advised customers to adjust several Windows security settings to thwart potential attackers, but cautioned that doing so might impact the PC’s usability. Some security experts said it would be too cumbersome for many PC users to implement the measures suggested by Microsoft. Instead they advised Windows users to temporarily switch from Internet Explorer to rival browsers such as Google’s Chrome, Mozilla’s Firefox or Opera Software ASA’s Opera. Internet Explorer was the world’s secondmost widely used browser last month, with about 33 per cent market share, according to StatCounter. It was close behind Chrome, which had 34 per cent of the market.

Facebook tightens privacy to satisfy Irish regulator FACEBOOK Inc has tightened up its privacy controls sufficiently to satisfy a review by the body that regulates the social networking company outside North America, removing the immediate threat of legal challenges. The world’s biggest social network makes most of its money from advertising, but has to walk a fine line in doing so by avoiding giving its over 950 million users the impression it is invading their privacy to boost revenue. It was told by Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner last December to overhaul privacy protection for its users outside the United States and Canada, after a probe found its privacy policies were too complex and lacked transparency. The regulator said it was particularly encouraged by the decision to turn off a piece of facial-recognition technology, the so-called “tag suggest” feature, for new users in the European Union and by next month, existing users as well. The Irish watchdog, which oversees Facebook’s activities because the group’s non-US business is headquartered in Dublin, said on Friday most of its instructions had been adopted, with progress still to be made on others over the next four weeks. “We would hope that the progress reported in the review will have dealt with the various complaints we have received in relation to FacebookIreland,” Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes told a conference call. Privacy cases can prove costly for social networking sites like Facebook, which was the first American company to debut with a value of more than $100 billion in its initial public offering in May, before its share price slumped on an uncertain outlook. It had to settle a case for $9.5 million after its now defunct “Beacon” service violated its members’ privacy rights by not requiring their consent to allow the

company to broadcast their internet activity. Ireland’s watchdog had said the company risked facing legal action under European privacy laws if it failed to comply and said on Friday the social network would have to continue to engage with it as new features are introduced. In its report, the regulator said Facebook had made particular progress in providing better transparency for its users, handing them more control over settings and the ability to more readily access their personal data. Facebook’s director of policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Richard Allan told Reuters the company was committed to bringing the tag suggest feature back once it had taken steps to put it in line with EU guidance. Allan said the move should also remove the threat of legal action from Germany’s Hamburg Data Commissioner over the facial-recognition feature. “Clearly the announcement today means we think there are no grounds for them to proceed with that,” Allan said, adding that Facebook’s privacy changes would have no impact at all on its advertising strategy. The regulator said the outstanding areas of concern included minimizing the potential for advertising to target users based on words that could be considered as sensitive personal data, but both it and Facebook said they were confident that these issues would be dealt with speedily. An Austrian-based group of student activists, europev-facebook, which has succeeded in extracting some concessions on privacy from Facebook, said the law had been waived for the tech group. “The Irish ODPC says that Facebook has not fully implemented the suggestions and that further work has to be done, but there seem to be no consequences or fines for not complying with these suggestions,” said the group in a statement.

Progress is still to be made on other privacy issues over the next four weeks.

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What’s on


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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 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 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 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

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 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 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

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

Madagascar 3


Total Recall (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Bourne Legacy (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 7.30 and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Bourne Legacy (12) Rio 4 at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000

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

Safe (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 8 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Safe (15) Rio 3 at 6, 8 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000

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

Step Up 4 (K) Rio 6 at 4pm (weekends only), 6, 8 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000

Total Recall (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Total Recall (12) Rio 2 at 8 and 10pm. Tel: 26207000

The Campaign (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 5.35, 8.05 and 10.10pm. Tel: 77778383

The Campaign (12) Rio 2 at 4pm (weekends only) and 6pm. Tel: 26-207000

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

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) Rio 7 (in 3D, in Greek) at 4pm (weekends only) and 6pm. Rio 5 (in 2D, in English) at 4pm (weekends only) and 6pm. Tel: 26-207000

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 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

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

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

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: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in Greek, in 2D) and (Screen 3) (in Greek, in 3D) at 5.35pm. 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 Expendables 2 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

PAPHOS Resident Evil: Retribution (15) Rio 7 at 8 and 10pm. Tel: 26207000

The Expendables 2 (15) Rio 5 at 8 and 10.15pm. Tel: 26-207000 Ice Age: Continental Drift (K) Rio 3 (in English), weekends only at 4pm. Tel: 26-207000

Brave (K) Rio 1 (in Greek) at 4pm (weekends only), 6, 8 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000

listings Today 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: 22-894532 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., www.tala.

Theatre The Devil Wears Primark A comedy by Rubber Ear Productions. September 22. Curium €heatre. 8pm. €20. Tel: 99-069074/99908434

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

Tomorrow Music 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 23. Pissouri Amphitheatre.7pm. €10. Tickets Outlets - HIVEs, Chilly’s stores, Curium Gallery Limassol. Tel: 99-771098


Other Events


The Devil Wears Primark A comedy by Rubber Ear Productions. September 23. Paphos Ancient Odeon. 8pm. €20. Tel: 99-069074/99-908434

Tolerance, Pluralism and Social Cohesion: Responding to the Challenges of the 21st Century in Europe The aim of the conference is to present the main findings of research undertaken across Europe in relation to tolerance and intolerance on political and civic participation and diversity. September 27. Millennium Building, M-203, University of Nicosia. 3pm-7.30pm & September 28. RED Amphitheatre, Millennium Building, University of Nicosia. 9am-8pm. To register contact Josie Christodoulou by September 24. Tel.: 22-351274 (ext.115) josie@

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

Other Events Two Years Anakyklos Environment Festival Exhibition stands, workshops, handicrafts, recreation, children’s corner, refreshments and more. September 23. Enaerios, Limassol. 11am-6pm. Tel: 99-722121. www.

Monday Exhibition Artists for Animals Artists donate their works for Animal Welfare in Cyprus. Opens September 24, until October 6. Opus 39 Gallery, 21 Kimonos Street, Nicosia. Monday: 5pm-8pm. Tuesday-Friday: 10.30am-12.30pm and 5pm-8pm. Tel: 22-424983

Ongoing Other Events Septemberfest - Nicosia Beer Fun Festival Rich variety of beers, food stalls and music performances. September 1823. Costantza Moat, Nicosia. 7pm. €5. Tel: 22-485420/22-889600

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

Glyn Hughes Solo art exhibition.Until September 28. Art Space Kat’ Oikon, 47 Perikleous Street, old Nicosia. Open daily except Sunday: 5pm-8pm. Tel: 96-510261 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. Until September 30. Konteiner, 6 Australias, Limassol. Open daily: 12midday-8pm. Tel: 25-660081 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. inSITE Site-specific exhibition whereby seven artists engage in a dialogue with the surrounding space and its history through a series of mediums. Until September 30. Entrance of the Nea Paphos Archaeological Site. Open 8am-6pm. Tel: 99-402636/99517568

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

Nicosia: Topographies of Memory: From Ermou Street to the Buffer Zone Exhibition by Anita Bakshi reconstructing Ermou marketplace – using maps that were created from memories and narratives provided by shopkeepers who once worked or lived in the area. Until September 30. Home for Cooperation, 28 Markou Drakou, opposite Ledra Palace Hotel in the UN Buffer Zone, Nicosia. Open Monday-Sunday: 10am-6pm. Tel: +90 542 8506681/22-445740. 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 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

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Fragments of history revived IF YOU are interested in art and want to enjoy a stimulating, creative and intellectual experience, then a great opportunity has arisen. From today you will have the chance to indulge in a pioneering (for Cyprus) exhibition which combines the primal with the newfound, the historic along with the imaginary, the factual with the fictional and the present with the past. Seven young artists characterised by originality give the public the chance to learn more about site specific art at the area of the Archaeological Site of Nea Paphos, through an engaging dialogue, surrounded by the beauty and historical value of the archaeological monuments of the city. Their creation of installations and performances constitute a cultural contemporary mosaic, aiming to connect tradition with innovation. This diverse exhibition is part of the events organised for the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union and y the Paphos p is co-organised by Department of the Cyprus Photographic Society. Site specific artt is a relatively new form of art, which was first used as an expression in the mid-1970s by young sculptors who had ng started executing sions public commissions for large urban sites. gAs its name sugbes gests, it describes d artwork created rto exist at a particular site but the ed to term is also used reation describe any creation ttached to permanently attached a certain site. Therefore on of speany construction rchiteccial and rare architecnsidered a ture can be considered pecific art. piece of site-specifi ting point Using as a starting the entrance off Nea Paphos Archaeological Site, the exhin to the p public bition now open

Preview Theatre Stage One Theatre Group - Arsenic and Old Lace, October 2-6, Curtain Up 7.30pm at Emba Theatre STAGE One Theatre Group’s October offering is in the more difficult theatrical art of farce, the definition of which implies a light dramatic work in which highly improbable plot situations, exaggerated characters and often slapstick elements are used for humorous effect. When written in 1940 by Joseph O. Kesselring and produced in collaboration with Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse the following year,

Seven young artists engage in dialogue with surrounding space. From left: Philippos Philippou with In Love (theatrical production) Marianna Constanti with Narcissus Transgression (mixed media installation) and Charis Paspallis with Atitlo (mixed media installation). Inset: Charalambo Charalambos Charalmbous with echoDiver (sound sculpture)

op offers the unique opportunity to re-disco revive and re-discover the region surrounding the Mosaics Archaeologica Site, since Archaeological the artworks a and installapla tions are placed at various lo distinctive locations aiming to com complement the beauty of the city. Multiple m mediums, like visual a arts, installation, ph photography, mixed media, video and theatre perform formances, will assi their artistic assist prod production, as they deconstruct the h historical and culturally electrifying content of th the archaeological site tto recompose a newly eme emerged experience for the vi viewer. For example Ma Marianna Constanti’s work is a an installation

Arsenic and Old Lace was never intended by the author as a comedy but as a straight-up mysterythriller. This was quickly overruled by the producers and Kesselring was barred from all rehearsals and the theatre. Hopefully Director Caroline Harman-Smith will not suffer similar problems other than in the casting, which may offer some interesting diversions. The charm of the piece lies, as it does in all great farces, in the collision of everyday logic with the logic of the inhabitants of what seems to be an alternate, but parallel universe, operating under completely different rules (represented by the scatty aunts Martha and Abby Brewster and their nephew, Teddy) and, in perhaps a third universe, lives Brewster’s third nephew, Jonathan – who thinks he is Boris Karloff (this actor actually played the role in the Broadway production).

composed of various hand mirrors collected from different sites around the world and produced in different periods of time. All share a common idea: all were pulled apart for different reasons to put together a mosaic of shared personal moments. Every single item is an object of desire and vanity; a fetish, a narcissistic and materialistic behaviour which reflects directly on the myth of Narcissus. In Miriam McConnon Papageorgiou’s installation artwork The Megalo Tama an enormous handkerchief encompasses the entire tree at the site of Saint Solomoni in Kato Paphos. The piece of cloth is made up of handkerchiefs and lace that have been given to the artist by the people of Paphos and abroad. McConnon’s work is concerned with the stories behind simple domestic objects and the power that they have over our sense of identity. The sites where the artists will be situated are the following: Miriam McConnon at the catacomb of St. Solomoni,

Cary Grant in screen adaption of Absurd Comedy In farce, almost everything is played strictly for laughs – clowning, practical jokes, and improbable characters and situations. The more unbelievable the situation, the riper it is for this form of comedy.

Marianna Constanti at the Archaeological Mosaic Site, Charis Paspallis at the Medieval Castle of Paphos, Nicolas Ioardanou and Charalambos Charalambous at the Coastal Walkway next to the lighthouse, Yiannis Sakellis at Saranta Kolones and Filippos Filippou at the Ancient Conservatory of Paphos. Layered farbics, used clothes, hang from the ceiling like dried animal skins, in Charis Paspallis’ work. Painted white, in a symbolic act of purification, the work aims to signify the adventures undergone by both flesh and soul in search of a liberating catharsis. inSITE Site-specific exhibition whereby seven artists engage in a dialogue with the surrounding space and its history through a series of mediums. Until September 30. Entrance of the Nea Paphos Archaeological Site. Open 8am-6pm. Tel: 99-402636/99-517568

Arsenic and Old Lace is also a play about plays - a satire on theatre, its genres and histrionic elements, how themes are developed, and through what devices and characters. Everybody does theatrical things in one way or another. Jonathan, partly through his own evil inclinations and partly through chance, winds up playing a Boris Karloff character in real life; Teddy’s insanity takes the form of pretending to be Teddy Roosevelt, one of the greatest showmen who ever occupied the White House; Doctor Einstein’s job is to see that people can enter the Brewster house with one face and leave it with another (plastic surgery in lieu of makeup); and Aunt Abby and Aunt Martha are perhaps the most consummate actors of all seemingly sweet old women who kill as many men as their criminally insane nephew, Jonathon. Perhaps the most interesting

By Christiana Papandreou message from this mix of stage techniques and traditions is that most of these performers manage to convince themselves of their own truthfulness, no matter how far from reality they wander. If it can live up to all these requirements it promises to be great fun with the cast including Emma Bott, Mike Crawshaw, Geoff Greavey, Flo Haire, John Holland, Eric Manuel, Graham Ormiston, Nigel Payne, Brian Randell, Lisa Remick, Peter Sandwith, Ralph Taylor, Ken Wiseman and Linda Woods. Arsenic and Old Lace Dark comedy by Joseph Kesselring staged by Stage One Theatre Group. October 2-6. Emba Theatre, Paphos. 7.30pm. Telephone Box Office Monday to Friday between 10am & 1pm. Tel: 99-967737. Theatre Box Office Monday & Friday only, from 10am to 12 Midday, or email: to reserve your seats By Chris Ekin-Wood

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Learning g to love the p Armando Hernandez works at his furniture workshop in Madrid

Spaniards make-do and mend as crisis reshapes consumerism reports Clare Kane


ARD times are forcing Spaniards to overcome their love of the new; for the first time in a generation, many are learning to fix things when they break - and even to buy goods second hand. During the boom years, Spanish consumers developed a cultural resistance to buying old things - or even quite new things if they didn’t work perfectly. The economic crisis which fell from the blue four years ago has changed all that. Many people are now learning the true value of goods,

The people of Spain have had to rethink consumerism

“intelligent buying” is in vogue and consumption habits have shifted from the conspicuous to the cautious. “In 2007, 2008, people changed their televisions and fridges as often as they changed their clothes,” said Jose Carrasco, director of spare parts business Fersay. Whereas many Spanish companies are struggling to survive, Fersay’s sales of electrical parts soared 19 per cent in the first half of this year. These parts are typically used to fix broken appliances which would once have gone to the dump.

“It’s clear as day that this is down to the crisis,” said Carrasco. Prosperity came relatively late to Spain. While many fellow Europeans enjoyed a sharp rise in living standards in the 1960s, Spaniards had to wait until the end of the Franco dictatorship in 1975, the subsequent restoration of democracy and the country’s entry into what is now the European Union in 1986. But when living standards began to take off, they did so spectacularly. From 1982 until 2008 the economy enjoyed almost unbroken growth,

Spain’s property bubble burst in 2008 reaching annual rates of up to five per cent. Over that quarter century consumption became flashy and many Spaniards became rather choosy. As the property market boomed, stories abounded of people wanting only brand new homes fitted with brand new appliances. Spaniards and foreigners who preferred older apartments, willing to put up with sometimes dodgy plumbing or electrics in return for a home with character, were regarded as eccentric. Frequently Carrasco and his colleagues were surprised how products that were still in good condition were discarded. He put this down to culture. “We’re Latin, don’t forget. We always wanted the latest car, or television... that’s the Latin character,” he said. Now the boom is over. The property bubble burst in 2008, the economy is in its second recession in three years, and retail sales have tumbled for more than two years running. One in four of Spain’s workforce is unemployed and austerity measures designed to slash €65 billion from the budget deficit by 2014 are taking their toll on consumer confidence. The centreright government recently

increased sales tax to 21 per cent, a move likely to dampen spending further. All this is helping Spaniards to rethink their aversion to buying second-hand items and holding onto their belongings longer. Forty per cent of them bought or sold used items in 2010, up a third since 2006, according to pawnbroking chain Cash Converters. Seventy per cent of cars sold in Spain are now secondhand, compared with just 51 per cent in 2007, and half the vehicles on the roads are more than 10 years old. Ironically, scrapyards are suffering their own crisis as people hang on to cars for longer. Second-hand shops, until recently a rare sight in Spain, are springing up. “Spain is not traditionally a country where people like to buy second-hand things. In places like Britain secondhand shops are more common, whether there’s an economic crisis or not,” said Carlos Hernandez, analyst at Planet Retail in Madrid. Britons and Americans have long rummaged through charity shops, where donated items are sold to raise funds for the needy. The charity model is different in Spain where churches redistribute donated items directly to the

poor. Even this is changing. Nongovernmental organisation Humana now has 26 charity stores in Spain, compared with 17 in 2009. “It’s true that we’ve seen an increase in the number of clients in our stores in recent years... although the average spend per client has fallen, in part, because of the economic situation,” Humana spokesman Ruben Gonzalez said. Empty storefronts are a

One in four of Spa unemployed and a designed to slash € budget deficit by 20 toll on consum common sight in Madrid now, but in one corner of the city, two businesses are thriving a furniture repair store and a sewing workshop. Both changed the services they offered to stay afloat during the crisis.

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Colombians Armando Hernandez, 59, and Maribel Colonia, 41, found that business dried up at their pictureframing shop when the boom turned to bust. So they put a sign in the window offering furniture repairs and have been overwhelmed by the response. “Our situation has improved doing furniture repairs because it had become really difficult with frames. Our lifestyle has improved in eve-

ain’s workforce is austerity measures €65 billion from the 014 are taking their mer confidence rything - food, rent. We live a bit more calmly... although it’s not like we can save anything,” said Hernandez. The Terracotta workshop in the central Madrid neighbourhood of Prosperidad is piled with chairs, wardrobes

and tables. People even bring in furniture from Swedish chain Ikea for repair. Hernandez and Colonia work nine or 10 hours a day and say learning the new skills required has proved difficult - but they needed to put food on the table. Across the road is A Lan, a Chinese-run clothes repair shop that started as a convenience store. Business is doing so well that A Lan Huang, 47, who has lived in Madrid for nine years, opened a workshop in the same street where several workers are hunched over machines making and repairing garments. “I had been sewing for 32 years, and I started doing it here because the other shop wasn’t going well... There’s more demand now than before, but there’s also more competition,” she said. Neighbours say there are often lines of customers waiting to drop off clothes for repair and copying. Originally Huang worked just with her daughter but now she now employs seven people in the workshop. “This is going to carry on as long as the crisis continues because there’s basically a lack of money. Much of the population have had their salaries cut, or are unemployed

The Figure second hand shop in Madrid - although it looks upmarket goods are previously owned

or have no form of income,” said Planet Retail’s Hernandez. A new kind of customer is emerging. Noemi Logrono, the impeccably-dressed Ecuadorian owner of Figure, a second-hand clothes shop in the middle-class district of Chamberi, said her customers have changed in the last year or so. Logrono has seen a surge in middle to upper class clients who would not have bought second-hand garments before. They have also become pickier, coming to look for specific items and leaving emptyhanded if Logrono does not have what they need. “I have unemployed clients architects, lawyers, engineers - who are even asking me for work,” she said. “What’s in

the till isn’t going to make me rich, but at least I have work and because I’m self-employed I can support myself.” The shop, which sells some designer items, is kept clearly ordered and the carefully arranged windows mean it does not look like a typical secondhand store. “One good thing is going to come out of all this - people are learning how to value things,” she said. Planet Retail’s Hernandez said that even though the economy is expected to pick up in mid-2013, it will not be a convincing recovery, meaning second hand stores will remain part of Spain’s “retail landscape”. Mercedes Cuesta, a 58-yearold housewife, rifled through a rack of dresses after trying

on some sparkly shoes in Figure. “Here I can find designer things, and cheap... (Buying habits) have changed a bit because of the crisis, although I did shop in places like this before too,” she said. In the neighbouring district of Arguelles, health worker Ines Serrano was looking for a second-hand car. She wants to save around €6,000-7,000 at an uncertain time for civil servants, who have had their pay slashed. “The cuts are really affecting us, you have to work more, and in different places,” said Serrano, who was looking at vehicles with her boyfriend. She spends a lot of time driving on Madrid’s highways for her job. Angel Rodriguez, sales manager at Arguelles Cars, said he

now offered cheaper models. “Everything’s changed. Six or seven years ago, four or five new cars were sold for every used car, now three or four used cars are sold for every new car,” he said. At Alhambra Cars in southern Madrid, marketing manager Yolanda Lopez said people who would never have considered a second-hand car in the past are now thinking about it. “Buying a used car means a big saving, which right now is what matters most to people. At the moment everyone’s talking about intelligent buying.” Describing the outlook for her business Lopez used a phrase not heard much in Spain these days: “We’re very optimistic.”


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Advertiser SERVICES sional 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 *****************************





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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= Theomaria e-mail: theomaria@ Tel:25372917, 99681422, 99624272, www. **************************** FOR SALE OR RENT - Kato Paphos – full moon bar, fully furnished and equipped, large flat screen TV’s + projector, fits 120 people comfortably, incredible opportunity for ready business! Please call: 99493579

MOVING SALE: Iron, Ironing Board, Sleeper Sofa, Multifunction Printer, 80cm Flat screen TV, Satellite Dish with 2LNB and Receiver, Computer Desk, Shelves, TV Table, UV-Lamp for Gel-Nails, Wi-Fi Range Extender, Siemens Vacuum Cleaner 1400, 3 Scratch Trees for Cats big and small, Speaker System for PC/ TV, old Laptop without Windows, Ford Escort 1.8 Diesel 1997, Sun bed, Sony Wireless Headphone, Bosch Drill Machine, Bosch Jigsaw, Plates, Drink Glasses, Clothing, Women’s Shoes, size 26 mountain bike, Tuxedo and many small Items. Call Jessica or Christine 96433602 or 96598041 or 26270674. 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

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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 - OFFICE - Small office 54sq.m., on Stasinou Avenue, 3rd floor with wonderful view over Nicosia. €450 per month. Stavros 99626223. FOR RENT NEW OFFICE & flat in the canter of Nicosia (very close to Cleopatra Hotel). Call

TO LET NICOSIA 99763804 FOR RENT OR SELL: 2 bed-room 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 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

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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 en-suite), modern kitchen. Fully air-conditioned, with underfloor heating, garage for 2 cars and large store. Situated in the exclusive gated development of J&P Glastonos, one of the oldest classy residential areas of Nicosia. Call 99630320 ***************************** ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT, in small quiet building, new, very spacious, fully furnished and air conditioned. Very good location between Strovolos and Engomi, close to The European University (Cyprus College) and all amenities. Covered parking. Rent €495/m. Please call 99695382 ***************************** LUXURY HOUSES: 1. 5 bedrs detached house, 550sq.m, built in 2 big plots of land, big garden with grass, big swimming pool with extra fence for children and big covered patio with bbq area, big reception areas with marble floor, fire place and bar, big kitchen with all electrical appliances and sitting room with fire place, maid’s

room, floor heating, full a/c, blinds on the windows, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower, big bathroom for the other 3 bedrooms and extra shower in the 5th bedroom Strovolos €2500 (H5ST10001-R), (photos in the website). 2. 3 bedr + office space luxury ground floor house with central heating independent, full a/c, 3wc, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen fully equipped with family room, big covered veranda, garden with grass, FULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED, covered parking in a quiet area 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 - DASOUPOLIS €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) 7. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, 330sq.m, central heating, full ac, 2 covered parking’s, big kitchen with sitting room and all expensive electrical appliances, blinds on the windows, lighting fixtures, 2 bedrs with en suite shower and wc, main bathroom with jacuzzi,3rd bedroom with only shower ,swimming pool with wooden deck around, covered patio with nice covered bbq area, opposite a green area in a very quiet area – Strovolos €2600 (H4ST10040-R), (photos in the website). 8. 4 bedr luxury detached house + big separate maid’s room, central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining area, big separate family room with fire place, big kitchen with breakfast area, 4wc, parquet floor all the house, mature garden on the front and back of the house, 3 covered parking, in a quiet area - PARISSINOS €2300 (H4PA20006-R), (photos in the website).

9. 3 bedr upstairs and 2 separate bedroom in the basement luxury detached house(all the bedrooms with en suite bathrooms/ shower), also separate kitchen and sitting room in the basement which has also separate entrance from the house, central heating, full a/c, solid parquet floor all the house, big sitting and dining room with fire place, big fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area and family room, big overfloor, swimming pool with covered patio area with fully equipped bar(bbq, fridge, freezer, cooker),mature garden around the house,2 parking places, alarm system near the Cyprus Conference Centre- PLATY AGLANTZIAS €3500 (H5PAG0002-R), (photos in the website). 10. 4 bedr new luxury finished top quality detached house, 290sq.m, central heating, full a/c, master bedroom with ensuite shower/jacuzzi, guest bedroom with shower, main bathroom with jacuzzi, 4wc, fully expensive furnished with 3 LCD televisions, kitchen with very expensive electrical appliances and family room, garden with grass, big covered patio with bbq area,2 covered parking’s, alarm system, pressure system, Strovolos €2700 (H4STI0039-R), (Photos on the website). 11. 4 bedr luxury 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 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, 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

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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 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 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 EX-

PENSIVE 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 (A2ACS0030-R),

(photos in the website). 12. 2 bedrs big luxury flat, 110sq. m+big covered veranda, CH ind, 3 a/c, cooker, oven in the kitchen, roller blinds, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, parquet and granite floor, big bedrooms, big sitting and dining room, covered parking, intercom, on a small building with 6 flats only near Coca Cola factory 2 km from McDonalds in Egomi – Agios Dometios €550 (A2ADO0013-R), (photos in the website). 13. New luxury 2 bedr apartment with nice view, 100sq.m, big sit-

ting & 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 veran-

dah, 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 pent-


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house apartment 125sq.m +40sq.m veranda with very nice view and bbq area, solid parquet floor all the flat, fully modern furnished and equipped central heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, big sitting and dining areas, covered parking in a very quiet neighborhood in a dead end, off Athalassa Avenue near English School behind Stephanis Electronics – Strovolos €770 (A2ST10010-R), (photos in the website). 17. 3 bedr luxury apartment with central heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, parquet floor, big covered veranda, covered parking, storage room, electrical appliances in the kitchen, off Makarios avenue near the centre – NICOSIA Centre €820 (A3NIC0025-R), (photos in the website). 18. 3 bedr luxury spacious floor apartment on the 4th floor of award winning building,200sq. m+big covered veranda, central heating independent, full built in air conditions, lighting fixtures, curtains and blinds on all windows, big spacious living room with fire place, big kitchen with double cooker, oven and microwave and breakfast area, double glazed windows, all the bedrooms with en suite shower/ bath, big satellite dish with sky decoder,2 covered parking and storage room, close to American embassy and other amenities – ENGOMI €1600 (A3ENG0025-R),

(photos in the website). 19. 3 bedr 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, 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). 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 €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. *****************************

inated 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

Friends for Life Limassol Hospice Care Appeal requires new Friends and Volunteers to help operate their Charity Shops in both Limassol and Larnaca. This is to help our large volunteer group to expand in the near future. Our aim is to open a Third Shop in the Limassol area due to popular demand. Please do not forget when clearing your wardrobes and cupboards to remember us. Shop hours Mon-Sat. 9.30 -12.30 Contact Anne 25632446 99269016

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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HOSPITALS ........ 1400

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

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

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

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

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 ***************************** GROUND FLOOR HOUSE, furnished renovated this year. Lam-

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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.

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LARNACA 2 BED APT FOR RENT - off Dhekelia road , close to Palm beach hotel. Fully furnished with all amenities, heating and A/C. Very quiet and good area, must be seen €350.p/m. Tel 99593119 ***************************** 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 require

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


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2/3 & 4 bedroom villa’s with private swimming pools for waiting tenants in the Larnaca District. Please call us for a free valuation. Tel.(00357) 24815104 3. K.S.L LETTINGS – largest range of properties. Over 200 rental properties in the Larnaca district at the most competitive rates! Flexible contracts available. Tel. (00357) 24815104 4. – Villa For Rent Fully furnished 3 bedroom Villa with a good-sized rear garden & Communal pool, located in the village of Oroklini. Call for further information quoting Ref. TLL1189. Tel. (00357) 24815104 CALL 24 815 104 TO ENQUIRE OR ARRANGE A VIEWING – NO OBLIGATION OR FEES. View our full range of over 200 properties by visiting www. updated daily. LANDLORDS ADVERTISE YOUR PROPERTY FOR FREE AND GET WORLD WIDE ADVERTISING – NO TENANT NO FEE ! *****************************

furnished apartment with communal pool, large veranda with great sea views, quiet location Ref: 1147 Price €375 2 Konia: 3 bedroom unfurnished town house with communal pool in nice residential area, near to all local amenities: Ref: 1027 Price €600 3 Yeroskipou: 2 bed furnished apartment on nice quiet complex with communal pool, sea views, pets welcome: Ref: 1164 Price €375 4 Mesogi: 3 bed very large unfurnished apartment situated in a nice clean environment, with communal gardens, near amenities: Ref: 818 Price €450 5 Secret Valley: Large villa fully furnished in modern style, lovely large gardens, Private pool, quiet residential area, near golf area: Ref: 1170 Price €1000 6 Peyia: Very large 5 bedroom luxury villa offered fully furnished, Large astro turf garden ,with Private pool, Jacuzzi, central heating,nice views. Ref: 1167 Price €2500 7 Tala: 3 bedroom villa offered unfurnished with private pool, stunning sea views, great area near to all local amenities and the International school: Ref: 1165 Price €750 8 Tala: Luxury 4 Bed Modern furnished large villa with private pool, lawn, large gardens, closed garage, residential area: Ref: 1166 Price €1200 OFFICE: 120 MARKARIOS AVENUE, PAPHOS. OFFICE: 26600450 MOBILE: 97614070 many properties available on WEB: Email *****************************

LONG TERM RENTALS 1.CHLORAKAS 1 bed ground floor furnished apartment with central heating, communal pool and parking, sky TV. €350 pcm including all bills 2. KISSONERGA 2 bed town house, small garden, off street parking, close to bus and shops. NO POOL €350 pcm 3. TOMB OF THE KINGS Large 2 bed apartment, fully furnished, parking. a/c, comm. pool, on site facilities. €350 pcm 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 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, parking - 250 Euros TSADA - Secluded large 3 bed Detached House, U/F, A/C, master en-suite, large terrace and mountain views - 550 Euros For more information call Katherine: 99862922 ***************************** FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

1. KATHIKAS AREA €450 a modern 2 bedroom, stone walled villa with sea views, large swimming pool and 650 sq metres garden. On a quiet cul de sac, available unfurnished or furnished. Solar panels and pressurised water system. A great villa in a fabulous village. Will accept pets. 2. TREMITHOUSA €275 situated in a quiet cul de sac, this furnished modern 3 bedroom detached house with small garden is available, a/c throughout and satellite broadband. Offer-

ing fantastic views of the sea. 3. TREMITHOUSA €250 luxury 2 bedroom maisonette. Fully furnished with modern furniture and satellite broadband. Modern furniture with new appliances. & A/c throughout. Good sea views. Located in a fabulous village. A must to see! 4. CENTRAL PAPHOS €250 modern 1 bedroom top floor apartment, opposite bowling, master with walk-in wardrobe. Fully furnished with all appliances. Lift to all floors. This complex offers a lovely com-



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munal pool area and security barrier entrance. Close to amenities, a great central location. Call Val on 99166563 ****************************** PROPERTY TO RENT Peyia: 2 bed F/F town house, A/C, Nilesat, Communal Pool, €375 p/m REF: JAP2T221 Tombs Of The Kings: ground floor f/f apartment, 1 bedroom, A/C, BBQ area, centrally located €280 per month REF: JAP1A220 Anavargos: 3 Bed F/F Townhouse, comm pool, undercover parking. Close to hospital, schools, post office. Ideal for Limassol commuter. €500 per month REF: JAP3T133 Emba: 3 Bedroom U/F house, A/C, white goods, communal pool €450 per month REF: JAP3V053 Peyia: 1 Bed traditional stonehouse, furnished, ideal for single person, village location close to shops and amenities €250 p/m Ref:JAP1H214 Tomb of the kings: 2 Bedroom f/f 1nd floor apartment, A/C, large communal pool. €500 per month. Close to all pubs, restaurants Macdonalds. On Royal Seacrest sought after position. REF:JAPHR009 Kissonerga: 2 Bed 1st floor apartment, f/f, a/c, large kitchen, comm pool, undercover parking, €350, Ref: JAP2A217 Peyia: 2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom, ground floor apartment, f/f, com pool, under cover parking, gym, shutters, a/c €350 per month. REF: JAP2A126 We urgently require properties in all areas for waiting clients. Property management only €25 per month. John Alice Properties TEL: 00357 99984681 WEB: ****************************** PAPHOS RENTAL ANARITA – 3 and 4 bed brand new spacious villas – u/f, a/c, swimming pool, small garden, quiet location with views – from €600. CHLORAKA – 3 bed bungalow – u/f, a/c, separate large kitchen, large storage space, fire, quiet cul-de-sac – €380 CHLORAKA – 2 bed townhouse – new property, u/f, a/c, small garden, close to all amenities – €350 MESOYI - 3 bed detached house – u/f, spacious family home, gar-

den, storage, quiet location, well worth viewing – €450 FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL - 9977 4314 OR 9962 1875 ****************************** BRAND NEW APARTMENT block in the centre of Paphos (near Papantoniou supermarket) with fantastic views offers to rent, 2 bedroom apartment spanning the entire 3rd floor, unfurnished with a/con, and office for rent spanning the entire first floor, 130 sqm, both are offered at very reasonable rents, please call: Vasilis 99553624 ***************************** PROPERTY RENTALS From 250 Euros per month. Villas and apartments available. Also wanted for waiting clients. www. Tel: 00357 99984681 ****************************** FOR RENT A selection of 1 to 5 bedroom houses & apartments F/F & U/F Universal, Peyia, Tomb of the Kings, Tsada, Timi & Kato Paphos Landlord & Owners please call 99329357 Or please view at are website Fully Registered Company in Cyprus ***************************** ONE BEDROOM fully furnished apartment for rent in Kissonerga. Near Cynthiana Beach hotel and close proximity to Coral Bay. Overlooking the sea and 100 metres from beach. AC in bedroom. Tel: 99-492521/ 99- 673276 ***************************** PEYIA – 3 bedroom villa with modern quality furniture and finishes. Central heating, sky, alarm, infinity pool and stunnning sea and mountain views €700 per month, call : 99389426 ***************************** BRAND NEW APT, opposite Poseidonio Gym, near Carrefour, F/F, a/c, great quality, 1 bdrm, from €340p.m.Tel 99403261 ****************************** MR RENT PAPHOS, THE LEADING PROPERTY RENTAL AGENCY IN PAPHOS OFFICE: 26271858 (00357) IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY TO RENT WE ARE THE RENTAL AGENCY TO CONTACT OFFERING FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENT COLLECTION SERVICE 1. 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. 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! Tel: 97790883 office: 26271858 visit our website for many more properties email: **************************** 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, master with en-suite shower room. Family bathroom. Large patio areas with enclosed gardens and lovely sea views. Covered parking and security gates. Comm swimming pool, and landscaped gardens. Euros 450.00 a month. 2 bed apartment same complex Euros 425.00 a month. 2. GEROSKIPOU 2 bed 1.5 bath furnished duplex apartment in quiet location with outstanding sea views. Open plan living area and dining area. Fully fitted kitchen with appliances . Guest WC. 2 double bedrooms. Family bathroom. Balcony & covered parking. Comm pool. Rent includes free internet.Euros 430.00 a month. 3. SEA CAVES – 5/6 bed fully furnished luxury villa with no immediate neighbours. Open plan formal living area with dining area for 12. Separate family room. Outstanding fitted kitchen with breakfast area. Separate utility /2nd kitchen. Ground floor office/bedroom 6. Shower-room with sauna. 4 double bedrooms, master with en-suite and large dressing room with safes. Family bathroom. Garage, parking & gardens. Separate 1 bed suite plus maids quarters. Swimming pool with massive outside BBQ/ kitchen. A/C, C/H and fireplace in family room. An outstanding luxury home with many internal features. Very quiet area. Euros 4000.00 a month 4. LOWER PEYIA – 3 bed 3bath unfurnished villa. Quiet location. Open plan living area,dining space. Fully fitted kitchen inc D/W. Utility room. Ground floor bedroom with en-suite shower. Stairs to 2 double bedrooms both with en-suite. Balconies and roof garden. Private pool and gardens. Off street parking. Euros 650.00 a month OVNO 5. LOWER PEYIA – Spacious 2 bed 1.5 bath furnished townhouse. Open plan living area. Fitted kitchen. Guest WC. Stairs to 2 double bedrooms with family bathroom. Communal pool and parking. Pretty complex and sensibly priced. Euros 400.00 per month. 6. UNIVERSAL AREA. 2 bed fully furnished apartment. Living area, fitted kitchen. 2 double bedrooms and family bathroom. A/C, Enclosed garden area,comm. Pool and parking. Euros 375.00 a month or offers. 1 & 2 bed apartments available on Universal starting at 250 euros per month. 7. CORAL BAY - 3 bed, 3.5 bath unfurnished villa situated very near to the centre and within

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

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

TO LET PAPHOS easy walking of beaches and restaurants. Open plan living area with fully fitted kitchen. Doors out to garden and pool. Ground floor bedroom with ensuite. Separate guest WC. Stairs to 2 double bedroom both with en-suite and balcony areas. Private pool, gardens, BBQ area and covered verandas. Central location.Euros 750.00 per month or close offers. 8. POLEMI – 4 bed 2.5 bath massive unfurnished apartment with own entrance in large landscaped gardens. Spacious open plan living area with feature fireplace and dining space. Huge fitted kitchen and breakfast area. Guest WC with storage area.4 double bedrooms. Master with en-suite bathroom. Family bathroom. Pretty landscaped gardens, shared pool and off street parking. Quiet rural property.. Euros 550.00 per month. OVNO FOR FULL LISTINGS OF APARTMENTS/TOWNHOUSES AND VILLAS PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL LANDLORDS/OWNERS PLEASE CALL 97648440 or email:- inforentals@aol. com **************************** REFURBISHED stone-built village house located in Kili Paphos. Consists of 3 large rooms 1 small. Traditional wood burnt fireplace, fully tiled secluded yard and garage. Tel: 99210610.


FOR SALE LIMASSOL Theomaria e-mail: theomaria@ Tel:25372917, 99681422, 99624272, www. ****************************

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

LARNACA ARADIPPOU, Larnaca Magnificient Villa fully furnished reduced by thousands to €280,000. 3 - 4 bedrooms, lounge (marble floors), dining/sitting, utility, kitchen, ensuite, bathroom. Many extras. Walk in condition e-mail: cy or phone 97851329 PERVOLIA 4 Bed house for sale with Full Title Deeds. 160m covered on a 285m plot. Private swimming pool, aircon, flyscreens, carport. Built 2007, 5 min walk to Pervolia square, 3 min drive to Faros beach. €220,000, 99051706



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

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.

LIMASSOL ***************************** FOR SALE Phinikaria: 8’ to L/ssol: a) 3 bedroomed house with swimming pool. Corner plot 500 sq.m. €250,000= Monagroulli: 6’ to L/ssol beach hotels. New 5 bedroom two storey villa. Plot 1000 sq. m. €350,000= 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=

PROTARAS ***************************** FOR SALE special offer, €79,000 first floor apartment in Protaras, fully furnished with 2 bedrooms and a swimming pool. Walking distance to the beach of Ayia Triada and all amenities. Tel: 97 608941. *****************************

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

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08.00 I Plateia (rpt) Two episodes of local drama series. 09.00 Code Europe (rpt) Local investigative show. 10.00 Parev 10.50 O Poikilias Local comedy. 12.00 FILM: Here Comes The Groom A foreign correspondent who runs an adoption agency for war orphans in Paris returns to Boston to woo his girlfriend with two youngsters in tow. Unfortunately, she’s already engaged to someone else. Musical comedy, starring Bing Crosby. 1951. 13.30 Edoxe Ti Vouli Kai To Dimo 14.00 News 14.30 Girismata (rpt) Travel show exploring the many islands and traditions of Greece. 15.15 Chef Ston Aera (rpt) Cooking show offering viewers quick, simple recipes. 16.00 Kypouremata (rpt) 16.45 Stin Akri Tou Paradisou (rpt) Two episodes of local period drama. 18.00 News 18.15 Stin Akri Tou Paradisou (rpt) Two more episodes from the first season. 19.00 Oikogeneia Solomou (rpt) 20.00 News / Weather / Financial Report 21.30 Savvato Ki Apovrado (rpt) 23.30 News 23.45 Repeats

08.00 Kids’ TV 17.00 FILM: High School Musical 3: Senior Year The students begin to leave high school, with their soon departure for college only a few weeks away. With everyone upset, they decide to stage a spring musical extravaganza. Musical, starring Zac Efron. 2008. 18.50 News In English 19.00 News In Turkish 19.10 Upstairs Downstairs (rpt) First season. The Cuckoo’. Lady Persie’s life has become increasingly complex, as she continues her illicit affair and pursues her right-wing political interests. Meanwhile, Lady Agnes prepares for motherhood and Sir Hallam finds himself dragged into the crisis surrounding the British monarchy. 20.00 NRG Music Channel 21.00 Doctor Who (rpt) Fifth season. ‘Amy’s Choice’. Five years in the future, Amy has put her adventures with the Doctor behind her and is about to become a mother. Which is when the Time Lord returns to her life, and leaves her facing a choice that will change her life for ever. 21.50 FILM: Beverly Hills Cop Comedy, starring Eddie Murphy. 1984. See Film Picks. 23.30 Repeats

06.00 Lifting (rpt) 06.50 Proini Enimerosi (rpt) 07.00 Oi Men Kai Oi Then (rpt) 08.10 Vodka Portokali (rpt) 09.00 Deixe Mou To Filo Sou (rpt) 10.20 Akros Oikogeneiakon (rpt) 12.00 Ta Koritsia Tou Baba (rpt) 12.50 Kos Kai Ka Pels (rpt) 13.40 Galileo 14.30 Plaka Mou Kaneis (rpt) 15.20 To Pio Glyko Mou Psema (rpt) 16.50 O Polemos Ton Astron (rpt) With News at 18.00. 18.30 Konstantinou Kai Elenis (rpt) 19.20 Ergazomeni Gynaika (rpt) 20.20 News 21.20 Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) 22.00 FILM: Absolute Power A burglar flees a crime scene after witnessing a murder involving the US president. Thriller, with Clint Eastwood. 1997. 23.30 News 23.40 Sports News 23.50 FILM: Ray Biopic of blind singer and musician Ray Charles, exploring his battle against racism, drug addiction and personal demons. With Jamie Foxx. 2004. 01.40 Top Chef (rpt) 03.20 News 04.10 Oikogeneia Karambela (rpt) 05.00 7 Zoes (rpt)

07.00 Yia Banaki (rpt) 10.00 An Thimitheis To Oneiro Mou (rpt) 11.00 Glykes Alhimies (rpt) 12.00 Mpoukia kai Sychorio (rpt) 13.00 Oi Kipouroi Tou Mega 13.50 Baba Min Treheis (rpt) 14.40 Savvatogennimenes (rpt) 15.30 An Ipirhes Tha Se Horiza (rpt) 16.10 Kati Trehei Me Tous Dipla (rpt) 16.30 I Ora I Kali (rpt) 17.30 Epta Thanasimes Petheres (rpt) With News at 18.20. 19.20 Eftyhismenoi Mazi (rpt) 20.20 News 21.05 Pername Kala 23.30 Safe Sex (rpt) 00.00 News 00.10 The Tudors The tumultuous early years of the reign of King Henry VIII. 01.00 Rescue Me Drama about a veteran firefighter struggling to come to terms with being separated from his wife. 02.00 FILM: Zombie Strippers! A virus developed by the military for reanimating dead soldiers spreads into a strip club, turning the dancers into flesh-eating monsters. Comedy horror, starring Jenna Jameson. 2008. 04.00 Casa Di Macaroni (rpt) 04.30 Richter Music (rpt) 05.00 O Ios Tou Patera (rpt) 05.40 Paralliloi Dromoi (rpt)

08.50 Zoi Podilato (rpt) 10.10 Pink Panther Show 11.00 Kids’ TV 12.20 The Del Monte Heirs (rpt) Latin American telenovela. 14.15 Chart Show 16.40 Eho Ena Mistiko (rpt) 17.40 Tha Se Do Sto Ploio (rpt) With News at 18.00. 18.30 Baywatch Glossy surfside drama with the Malibu lifeguards. 19.20 Pame Paketo (rpt) Greek talk-show. 20.15 News 21.20 FILM: When Harry Met Sally Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. Smash-hit romantic comedy Starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. 1989. 23.20 24 (rpt) Ground-breaking real-time drama series , starring Kiefer Sutherland as a government agent out to stop terrorists wreaking havoc across America. 00.00 News 00.40 The 4400 (rpt) FBI agents are assigned to investigate the sudden reappearance of 4,400 people who mysteriously vanished at some point during the previous 50 years. 01.10 Mes Tin Kali Hara (rpt) 04.00 Eleni (rpt)


PLUS TV 06.00 06.50 07.50 10.55 12.05 13.00 13.40 15.40

16.30 17.30 17.30 19.00

Repeats Star News (rpt) Kids’ TV Fotis - Maria Live Best Of LTV Sports News (rpt) Star News Kids’ TV One Tree Hill (rpt) Second season. ‘The Desperate Kingdom of Love’. Dan lies unconscious in hospital after his heart attack, and Deb blames herself for what happened to him. Haley and Nathan begin their honeymoon, while Peyton and Brooke resolve never to let men come between them. Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of Mila (rpt) Mesimeriani Meleti (rpt) I Kouzina Me Ti Dina (rpt)

19.45 Star News 21.00 Greek FILM: O Papatrehas Comedy. 22.30 Supernatural (rpt) Fourth season. ‘The Rapture’. After Castiel appears to Dean in a dream, the Winchesters go searching for him but instead find the angel’s human vessel, Jimmy. He has only a vague recollection of being a heavenly host and wants to return to his family and normal life, but the brothers are concerned about his safety. 23.15 LTV Sports News 23.40 Star News 02.00 Repeats

07.00 Kids’ TV 10.45 Telemarketing 13.00 Greek FILM: Ena Kelftis Me Filotimo 14.30 Mila Mou Prasina 14.45 Beyond The Break 15.45 FILM: Dog Gone A police dog dies in the line of duty, but his spirit lives on in the body of a petty crook, so he sets out to bring the fiend who killed him to justice. Family adventure, starring Jack Wagner. 2003. 17.25 FILM: The Game Of Their Lives Story about a largely amateur US soccer team’s unprecedented victory over Britain in the 1950 World Cup. Fact-based drama, starring Gerard Butler. With News at 18.30. 19.15 News 20.05 Remington Steele 80s detective drama, starring Pierce Brosnan. 21.00 FILM: Running Wild A documentary film-maker and a conservationist’s fight to find a home for two orphaned lion cubs. Factbased adventure, with Brooke Shields. 1995. 22.40 FILM: Betrayed An undercover FBI agent is sent to expose an extreme right-wing group responsible for the murder of a Chicago radio talkshow host. Thriller, starring Debra Winger. 1988. 01.00 FILM: Brother’s Keeper Thriller, starring Jeanne Tripplehorn. 2002.

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

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


(N’sia 91.7, WSBA 92.1, ESBA 99.6 FM) 02.00 Heavens Gate Deep Sessions 04.00 BFBS Shuffle 05.00 Ops Breakfast 08.00 Cyprus Saturday Breakfast 10.00 UK Saturday Breakfast 12.00 Luisse Shaw 16.00 Vicki And Adam’s Saturday Show 20.00 Club Culture Live 23.00 Groove Collective

BFBS 2 (Ni’sia 89.7, WSBA 89.9, ESBA 95.3 FM)

Radio Napa (106.3 FM)

03.00 BFBS News 03.03 Nigel Rennie Country 04.00 BFBS News 04.03 The BFBS Radio 2 Saturday Show 06.00 BFBS News 06.03 Soul On 2 07.00 Morning Reports 08.00 5 Live Weekend Breakfast 09.00 Today 11.00 BFBS News 12.00 5 Live Sport 20.00 BFBS News 20.03 Nigel Rennie Country 21.00 BFBS News 21.03 Soul 22.00 5 Live

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

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

98.5 Rock FM The Breakfast Show - Pafian Paul 08:00-10:00 The Weekend Link 10:00-12:00 Frock Fm - Philippos - 12:00-14:00 Double Dutch - Joep - 14:00-16:00 My Big Fat Arts Show - Kathleen Ruddy - 16:00-18:00 Non Stop Music - 18:00-20:00 Ready To Blow Up The Seen - With Your Hosts Dj Mr Smith And Mc Svenny B – Live 20:00-22:00 22:00-24:00 Saturday Live Dj Set- Dj Allen D Night Train 24:00-07:00

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

CYPRUS MAIL Saturday, September 22, 2012


Television PICK OF THE DAY I Don’t Know How She Does It (Novacinema1, 22.00) I don’t either. I mean, she looks like a horse. Nothing wrong with that, necessarily - horses are very handsome animals - but it’s not what you’d expect in a movie star. What’s more, her personality isn’t very charming. She’s a bit frantic and neurotic. Again, not a deal-breaker: Woody Allen, for instance, is also frantic and neurotic - but Woody never tried to solicit our pity in the style of I Don’t Know How She Does It (he plays his neuroses for laughs, which is how they should be played). Then there’s the fact that she isn’t very charismatic. She was in films for 15 years, playing small roles and not making much of an impact, till she suddenly played Carrie in Sex and the City and became a star, and even a role model. ‘She’, of course, is Sarah Jessica Parker - and she’s somehow parlayed that belated celebrity into a decade of starring roles, culminating in this feeble comedy based on a bestselling bit of chick-lit. I don’t know how she does it! This is the female equivalent of those crude laddish comedies full of sex jokes and bodily fluids, only it’s aimed at young women so it replaces the bad behaviour with conspicuously good behaviour. It’s wrong to generalise, but we’ll do it anyway: just as coarse behaviour is an unattractive male trait, so masochism is an unattractive fe-

male trait - and this film teems with female masochism, with SJP as a high-flying career woman trying to have it all. She’s a finance executive, but also takes care of her two kids. She’s a woman in a world of men, trying to avoid the DOA (Designated Office Asshole) while her best friend gets straight-to-camera rants about glass ceilings and double standards. The film panders shamelessly to working mothers - “A woman keeps the puzzle of family life in her head,” it observes reverently - riffing on the rather pathetic guilt successful women (allegedly) feel about being bad mums. “Nothing is more important to me than the kids,” insists SJP, and when her daughter ‘punishes’ her by saying “I don’t like hugs!” and refusing her embrace - cut to our heroine looking stricken, with arms outstretched - the self-pity factor is off the charts. “Who exactly was this aimed at? Zombie life forms?” asks a disgruntled viewer at the Internet Movie Database, but in fact the answer is obvious: it’s aimed at frazzled, self-loathing, unhappy women who take refuge in tired stereotypes, though in fact it’s so transparent they’ll probably end up resenting it. And remember: “Trying to be a man is a waste of a woman!”. Made in 2011.

Preston Wilder



Good Morning Vietnam (Novacinema2, 19.55) “Gooood morning Vietnaaaam!” Robin Williams as Adrian Cronauer, a motormouth radio DJ who fi nds himself working for the US Army in Saigon in the 60s, and soon annoys the top brass (while delighting ordinary soldiers) with his irreverent ways. Alas, the fi lm also wants to be serious, with Cronauer waking up to the true situation in Vietnam, romancing a local girl and getting to know her angry brother - all of which may be why Williams was Oscar-nominated, but in fact none of the bland dramatic stuff has survived as well as the comic monologues. Our hero gives out weather forecasts (“You got a window? Open it!”), riffs on the daily news (“The Mississippi broke through a protective dike today. What is a protective dike, is it a large woman standing by the river going ‘Don’t go near there! Get away from the river’?”) and mocks military acronyms: “Seeing as how the V.P. is such a V.I.P., shouldn’t we keep the P.C. on the Q.T.?”. QED. Made in 1987.

Beverly Hills Cop (CyBC2, 21.50) What the hell, let’s do an 80s-comedy double bill. Also in the running tonight is When Harry Met Sally on Sigma - but we’ll go with this Eddie Murphy vehicle, if only to giggle at CyBC who refer to it as ‘Beverly Hills Cup’. Is that a strong cup of Beverly Hills coffee? Maybe a contest for Beverly Hills plastic surgeons? (Then there’s ‘2 Beverly Hills Girls 1 Cup’ ... but let’s not go there.) Eddie is the cup - cop! - in question, coming down from Detroit in pursuit of a murder case only to fi nd himself snubbed by the local fuzz. Fish-out-of-water comedy ensues, Murphy does his trademark “huh-huh-huh” chuckle, Bronson Pinchot steals the show as fey ‘Serge’ the gallery attendant, and anyone looking for a smart action comedy with a charismatic star need look no further. We’ll take a cop of kindness yet. Made in 1984.

The Book of Eli (LTV3, 22.00) Tonight at 10 p.m. you get a choice between two African-American stars in post-apocalyptic action dramas - and we’ll go with Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli even though Will Smith in I Am Legend (on Nova2) is also worth a look. Denzel is Eli, carrying a Bible (the titular Book) through a world where life is cheap, water is precious and books are worth their weight in gold and the fi lm is full of clever touches (like the barter economy using things like KFC refresher towels) but is let down by its plotting, a series of familiar situations capped by a ludicrous fi nal twist. Feel free to zap to I Am Legend during the last half-hour. Made in 2010.

Good Morning Vietnam (Novacinema2, 19.55)

01:05 The Weakest Link 01:50 Him & Her 02:20 Orang-Utan Diary (5 Part) 02:45 2 Point 4 Children 03:15 Sport Relief 2012 - John Bishop’s Sport Relief Hell 04:15 Doctors 04:45 Orang-Utan Diary (5 Part) 05:15 Him & Her 05:45 2 Point 4 Children 06:15 The Weakest Link 07:00 Teletubbies 07:25 Garth & Bev 07:35 Boogie Beebies 07:50 Balamory 08:10 Teletubbies 08:35 Garth & Bev 08:45 Buzz & Tell 08:50 Boogie Beebies 09:05 Balamory 09:25 Buzz & Tell 09:30 Robin Hood 10:15 The Weakest Link 11:00 Dinnerladies 11:30 As Time Goes By 12:00 Heart & Soul 12:50 Sahara (Palin Series) 13:40 After You’ve Gone 14:10 2 Point 4 Children 14:40 My Family 15:10 Casualty 16:00 Eastenders 61 18:00 Heart & Soul 18:50 The Weakest Link 19:35 Sport Relief 2012 - Sport Relief Spoofs 20:00 Doctor Who: Special 03-04: The End of Time 21:00 Live at the Apollo (45’ version) 21:45 Being Erica 22:30 Gavin & Stacey 23:00 Last Of The Summer Wine 23:30 The Cup 00:00 Moses Jones 00:50 My Family

07:00 How It’s Made 07:25 Rides 08:15 Fifth Gear 09:10 Mega Builders 10:05 Top Tens 10:55 American Guns 14:30 Extreme Engineering 15:25 Deconstruction 16:20 Mega Builders 17:15 How It’s Made 17:45 How Stuff’s Made 18:10 Extreme Explosions 19:05 Battle Machine Bros 20:00 How It’s Made 21:00 Dealers 22:00 Auction Kings 23:00 Life On A Wire 00:00 Surviving The Cut 01:00 Moments Of Terror 01:55 Auction Kings 02:50 Life On A Wire 03:50 Surviving The Cut 04:50 How It’s Made 05:15 Dealers 06:05 Auction Kings

09:30 Fitness: The Box 09:45 Snooker: International Masters Shanghai 12:30 Cycling: Road World Championship 14:30 Ski Jumping: Summer Grand Prix Kazakhstan 16:15 Cycling: Road World Championship 18:45 Football: U-17 World Cup Ajerbaijan 19:45 Snooker: International Masters Shanghai 22:00 Equestrian: Global Champions Tour Austria 23:30 Ski Jumping: Summer Grand Prix Kazakhstan 00:15 Fia World Touring Car Championship: Round In San Francisco/Usa 01:00 Cycling: Road World Championship 02:00 Snooker: International Masters Shanghai

05:30 Family Guy 08:00 Detroit 1-8-7 10:15 Family Guy 10:40 Neighbors From Hell 11:05 Bob’s Burgers 11:30 How I Met Your Mother 15:40 White Collar 19:30 Breakout Kings 21:00 Touch 22:30 Episodes 23:30 The Hour 00:25 The Walking Dead 01:10 Criminal Minds 03:25 How I Met Your Mother

07:00 Ancient Aliens 10:00 American Pickers 12:00 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East 14:00 Pawn Stars 16:00 UFO Hunters 19:00 Storage Wars 2 20:00 Pawn Stars 20:30 Cajun Pawn Stars 21:00 American Pickers 22:00 Ancient Aliens 23:45 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East 00:45 Storage Wars 2 01:45 Pawn Stars 02:15 Cajun Pawn Stars 02:45 American Pickers 03:45 Mounted In Alaska 04:15 Ancient Aliens 06:00 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East

07:30 That Darn Cat 09:15 New York Stories 11:30 A Cinderella Story 13:10 Match Point 15:15 Horrible Bosses 17:00 Pre-Game 18:00 A’ Division Cyprus Soccer Championship 2012-13 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Executive Decision 23:15 Friday The 13th (2009) 00:55 Hustler TV 02:40 Summer Catch 04:30 Demolition Man 06:30 LTV Sports News

07:00 Baby Looney Tunes 07:25 Looney Tunes Show 07:50 Loonatics Unleashed 08:15 Wonder Pets 08:40 Dora The Explorer 09:05 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 09:30 Spongebob Squarepants 09:55 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:20 Fanboy & Chum Chum 10:45 X’s 11:10 Mighty B! 11:35 My Life As A Teenage Robot 12:00 Hey Arnold! 12:25 Icarly 13:15 Legion Of Super Heroes 13:40 Batman: The Brave And The Bold 14:05 Barclays Premier League Preview 14:55 2012 Formula 1 16:15 Strike Force - Mixed Martial Arts 17:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 21:00 LIGA Bbva 2012-13 23:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 01:00 LIGA Bbva 2012-13 03:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13

07:05 Trust Me 08:00 Friends 08:30 Big Bang Theory 09:00 According To Jim 09:55 It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia 10:45 Mentalist 11:30 Southland 12:15 Shameless 13:10 Luck 14:10 Alcatraz 15:00 Hawaii Five 00:05 Einstein And Eddington 01:45 Class Act 03:30 Side Order Of Life 05:45 Heartland 06:35 Heartland

08:45 Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams 11:00 Fathers And Sons 13:00 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 15:00 Unknown (2011) 17:00 Overnight Delivery 18:30 Special 20:00 Wild Target 22:00 The Book Of Eli 00:05 Daring! TV 03:40 Un Prophete 06:20 Deception (2008)

Horrible Bosses (LTV, 15.15)

07:00 Nazi Twin Mystery 08:00 Dog Whisperer 10:00 Breaking Up The Biggest 12:00 Alien Deep With Bob Ballard 13:00 Save The Titanic With Bob Ballard 14:00 Last Lioness 15:00 Super Pride 16:00 Commando Rescue 17:00 King Tut’s Curse 18:00 Access 360° World Heritage 19:00 Air Crash Investigation 21:00 Dark Secrets Of The Lusitania 23:00 Wicked Tuna 00:00 Doomsday Preppers 01:00 Dark Secrets Of The Lusitania 03:00 Wicked Tuna 04:00 Doomsday Preppers 05:00 Air Crash Investigation

05:45 Daredevil 07:30 Melancholia 09:45 Tangled 11:25 Cine News 11:50 The Art Of Getting By 13:20 Manuale D’am3re 15:30 How I Met Your Mother Hopeless 16:00 Cine News 16:50 Bloodworth 18:30 Cine News 21:00 N.C.I.S. Playing With Fire 22:00 I Don’t Know How She Does It 01:25 Cine News 01:55 Street Kings 2: Motor City 03:30 London

07:15 Cine News 08:15 Habemus Papam 10:05 In Love And War 12:00 Cine News 13:00 Little Fockers 14:40 Little White Lies 17:20 Cine News 18:10 You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger 19:55 Good Morning Vietnam 22:00 I Am Legend 23:45 Blitz 01:25 Revenge 03:30 Cine News 03:55 Straw Dogs

07:05 The Bounty 09:15 Cine News 09:50 Gulliver’s Travels 11:20 The Man Who Knew Too Little 12:55 Man Of La Mancha 15:05 The Color Of Money 17:10 The Eagle 19:10 Heart Condition 23:00 Payback 00:55 Cine News 01:30 Lisa Ann’s Hung

05:00 Black Swan 06:50 My Life So Far 08:25 Malena 10:00 Made In Dagenham 11:55 Ramona And Beezus 15:15 Cine

News 15:40 Joe Somebody 17:20 Rabbit Hole 18:55 Hitch 21:00 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 22:40 Haevnen 00:40 The Dilemma 02:35 Girl, Interrupted 04:45 How Do You Know

01:30 Mobil 1 02:00 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kentucky Speedway LIVE 05:00 Big Ten Women’s Volleyball Minnesota at Illinois SDD 07:00 The Golf Fix 07:30 Golf with Style - Hilton Head Island 08:00 Feherty - John Daly 09:00 Golf Central International SDD 09:30 Golf Fitness - Juniors 10:00 PGA Tour: TOUR Championship By Coca-Cola d. 2 15:00 Big Ten Women’s Volleyball Minnesota at Illinois 17:15 PRE GAME(Z) LIVE 18:00 CHAMPIONSHIP 2012-13: APOLLON VS AEL (Z) LIVE 20:00 POST GAME (Z) LIVE 20:45 PGA Tour: TOUR Championship By Coca-Cola d. 3 LIVE 22:30 Inside the PGA Tour 23:00 CTeams TBA LIVE

07:00 Globe Trekker 08:00 The World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides 09:00 Planet Food 10:00 Food Tripper 11:00 Culinary Asia 12:00 Globe Trekker Special 13:00 4real 13:30 Cruise Today 14:00 Food Tripper 15:00 Megalopolis 16:00 Globe Trekker 17:00 The World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides 19:00 Globe Trekker 20:00 Travel Today 20:30 Flavours Of Colombia 21:00 Planet Food 22:00 Departures 00:00 Julian And Camilla’s World Odyssey 01:00 Flavours Of Colombia 01:30 Travel Today 02:00 Planet Food 03:00 The Ethical Hedonist 04:00 Globe Trekker 05:00 Flavours Of Colombia 05:30 Cruise Today 06:00 Planet Food

06:00 The Bad and the Beautiful 07:55 Lady L 09:40 What’s Up, Doc? 11:15 Manpower 13:00 Viva Las Vegas 14:25 How the West Was Won 17:00 The V:I:P:S 18:55 Ocean’s Eleven 21:00 Wise Guys 22:50 Outfit, The 00:45 Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid 03:05 The Shoes of the Fisherman

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1 Ornamental loop seen on very good firm model (5) 4 Calls round before work for a shellfish (7) 8 Delaying tactics at bedtime! I don’t believe it! (4,2,7) 9 Man of conviction (8) 10 Small naval bird? (4) 12 In fun really it was imaginary (6) 13 One drink behind? (6) 16 Copper, by the way, had part of the cheese (4) 18 Repeatedly listen to words of encouragement (4,4) 21 Queen was not amused with the decoration (8,5) 22 A sharp blow on the left side evokes sympathy (7) 23 Alcoholic drink for clergyman in the trifle (5)

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20 21

22 (5-3) 12 Remove a continental quilt (7) 14 Tried so badly to obtain an organic compound (7) 15 Show some rude pictures (6)



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.





17 Right to step up and go over again (5) 19 Reliable, but not to start with, being out of practice (5) 20 Game of pool maybe (4)

Answers to crossword 2191

Rating EASY Rating HARD

QUICK: Across – 6 Disintegrated; 8 Theorem; 9 Turps; 10 Italy; 12 Harrier; 13 Eloping; 15 Carob; 16 Tiled; 17 Descant; 19 Lexicographer. Down – 1 Isle; 2 Energy; 3 Beam; 4 Grater; 5 Sturdier; 6 Detrimental; 7 Distributor; 11 Apoplexy; 12 Hug; 14 Indict; 15 Casual; 17 Doge; 18 Ache.

Rating EASY

CRYPTIC: Across – 6 Telephone bill; 8 Encoded; 9 Fichu; 10 Rotor; 12 Through; 13 Tartlet; 15 Put on; 16 Caddy; 17 Long-leg; 19 Law of averages. Down – 1 Alec; 2 Spider; 3 Wood; 4 Heifer; 5 Discount; 6 Theoretical; 7 Laughing-gas; 11 Turn down; 12 Tut; 14 Lay off; 15 Pantry; 17 Live; 18 Logo.


1 Be accommodating whichever way you look at it (3,2) 2 Miner right behind the dog (7) 3 Short-time worker said to be of this world (8) 4 Criticised what the top worker did? (6) 5 Admit it is part of a vowel (4) 6 Herald endlessly upset the composer (5) 7 Sleeping colleague? (7) 11 Bob found a way to save time



1 Large gland (5) 4 Down payment (7) 8 Rubella (6,7) 9 Politeness (8) 10 Retain (4) 12 Fiery monster (6) 13 In the greatest degree (6) 16 Flute (4) 18 US legislative body (8) 21 League (13) 22 Senator (anag.) (7) 23 Large feline (5)

1 Reasoning (5) 2 Wart (7) 3 Response (8) 4 Clear a car windscreen (6) 5 Summit (4) 6 Healing ointment (5) 7 Drunkard (7) 11 Not flowing (8) 12 Shortage (7) 14 Gap (7) 15 Enter (4,2) 17 Barrier (5) 19 Spanish gentleman (5) 20 Muddle (4)



ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

The Sun spends its last day in the area of your horoscope concerned with chores, order, work, health and fitness. However, its angle to Saturn suggests that doing such activities with one reliable friend, can appeal Aries, especially as you can help to motivate one another when the going gets tough. Socially, a surprise invite can delight you.

Your personality is your best asset, and current planetary activity helps you to bestow your natural magic onto those that you encounter. But as much as this may lead to some dazzling exchanges, it may also see some differences of opinion. Yet how these come about could surprise you, or at least, what they are about. Be prepared.

The focus on responsibilities and commitments may or may not have appealed to you so far this month. It depends on exactly where you are in life. Yet you don’t usually need too much encouragement around more social aspects, and this weekend can see you keen to really enjoy yourself, do entertaining things, and most of all, be with interesting people.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

The angle of Venus and Jupiter is absolutely perfect if you are in the mood to play host and invite friends around for something to eat, or to head off out for a delicious meal. In fact, with the Sun set to move into a more virtuous part of your solar horoscope, you may see this as an opportunity to enjoy yourself, before buckling down!

The Sun is resident in your sign for the last time this year. It will be back in eleven months. Hopefully, you will have found the last four weeks to be particularly good for enterprising strands, new initiatives or for getting more on top of your life direction. If you feel you are yet to see any results, perhaps some of these require greater nurturing.

You can find yourself being more forthright, perhaps even at home or within the family. This could focus on issues concerning independence, respect or physical and emotional space. If there have been any tensions bubbling away this week, all this can crystallise. It may be that you need to take the lead, but setting a good example is important too.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

You may feel as if this week has been something of a turning point. True, there may have been some sparks too, as Mercury and Uranus have opposed, and still oppose one another. But you are feeling much more like engaging with others, and this is something which is set to grow as the Sun enters your sister air sign of Libra, tomorrow.

There is part of many Libra people, which finds maintaining pleasant relationships, a very important factor. Yet you are being pushed at the moment to be less concerned with maintaining goodwill, and being more conscious of asserting your needs, even if it means going through some short term discomfort. Hold firm to this, it can prove to be good for you.

Someone may have told you something in confidence, which you have found hard to know. It’s almost as if keeping an inner wall between this issue and your needs proves tricky. If need be, try to create a complete change of scene. The Moon can help, as can the delicious Venus/ Jupiter link. Love prospects remain bright, especially a new date.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

Someone may take you aback today, someone that you thought was relatively predictable. This could even be a parent as much as anyone outside the family. This could startle you, but then perhaps the person who will do something random is you. Shaking up your thinking could prove cathartic, even if all this could at first seem unsettling.

A few things may have seemed to come out into the open in an unexpected way this week, as Mercury forged a testing Square with Uranus and Pluto. The upside of this can be that at least you know about a niggle that perhaps in the past, you were unaware of. Then again, you may have learned about some of your own vulnerabilities, but be wiser for this.

Your values and those of a friend, may not have been in simpatico this week. This problem has been made worse, because it may not have been obvious. But if you have time this weekend, the more you think about it, the more you can see there have been telling little signs building up for some while. Just don’t feel guilty because you feel differently.


CYPRUS MAIL Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sport Safety changes made for Grand National By Mike Collett CHANGES will be made at the Grand National after an official inquiry into the race’s safety following the deaths of four horses in the last two years, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced. The start at the Aintree course in Liverpool will be moved forward 90 metres, further from the crowd, and measures will be introduced to stop horses getting caught up in the start-

ing tape. The landing zone of the famous Becher’s Brook jump will be levelled out and fence designs will be reviewed, the BHA said on their website ( Two horses, Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Synchronised and According To Pete, died in the race on April 14 this year, the second successive year there had been two fatalities. The deaths led to questions about the safety and future of the race and criti-

cism from animal rights organisations. Aintree Racecourse and the BHA believed the course could continue to accommodate a maximum of 40 runners but they would monitor the issue of field size, the BBC reported. In this year’s race, Synchronised and 28-1 outsider According To Pete had to be put down after meeting grief at Becher’s Brook during the four-and-a-halfmile race. Synchronised had already

unseated champion jockey Tony McCoy as they approached the starting area. Vets cleared him to run after examining him but the race was delayed, with a number of false starts. Neptune Collonges eventually won the 165th running of the race in a photo finish from Sunnyhillboy. According to the BHA, 10 horses have died in the Grand National in the last 12 years while 20 horses have died since 2001 over the Aintree fences in other races.

The controversial Becher’s Brook fence has seen a number of fatalities over the years

IN BRIEF Recent Cup wins have lifted Pietersen to Europe’s spirit, says Olazabal hopes return

Captain believes European team has the all important momentum

By Tom Pilcher MOMENTUM is everything ahead of a Ryder Cup contest and Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal believes his side are well set for their title defence against United States at the Medinah Country Club in Chicago next week. “The most important thing is momentum in the Ryder Cup,” said the Spaniard. “The fact that in the last weeks we’ve done so well with Rory McIlroy winning the US PGA Championship, Sergio Garcia winning on the US PGA Tour and Paul Lawrie’s win, I think that really brings the spirit up.” World number one McIlroy stormed to his second major victory with a record eight-shot PGA win last month before recording back-to-back triumphs in the US Tour’s FedExCup playoff series. Garcia clinched the Wyndham Championship title in North Carolina in August and Lawrie won the Johnnie Walker Championship in Scotland. Garcia changed his schedule after missing the cut at the PGA Championship in order to play at the Wyndham where he secured his place in the Ryder Cup team with his first PGA Tour title since 2008.

KEVIN Pietersen has said he hopes the furore surrounding his international future can be sorted in time for him to tour New Zealand in February. Pietersen, 32, was dropped by England in August for sending “provocative” text messages to South Africa players and omitted from the squad for India. He tweeted: “Hoping all is sorted & I’m on the New Zealand tour in February.” Test and one-day captain Alastair Cook had stated earlier this week he was positive about Pietersen’s return. “Time hopefully will be a healer and we will be able to move on, but the issues will have to be resolved,” the 27-year-old said. “If the issues can be resolved, Kevin has said he is available for selection, but at the moment that can’t happen.

Carter in All Blacks squad Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal (left) holds the famous trophy with big-hitting Belgian rookie Nicolas Colsaerts “It says a lot about Sergio,” said Olazabal of his fellow countryman who missed the biennial team event in 2010 because of poor form. “He wanted to be part of the team and he made the extra effort. Him making the team made it a lot easier for me,” the Spaniard added in a Nespresso video with former Europe captain Bernard Gallacher. The last victory by an American team member came at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational early last month when Keegan Brad-

ley triumphed. Before that Zach Johnson won the John Deere Classic in July. Earlier this month another European Ryder Cup player, Peter Hanson of Sweden, lifted the Dutch Open trophy.

COMING GOOD Even the out of form Europeans are coming good. Martin Kaymer, winner of the 2010 US PGA, has struggled this year but he recorded his best result since November with a top-five finish at the Italian Open

on Sunday. Ryder Cup rookie Nicolas Colsaerts tied with Kaymer in fifth place, his 10th top10 in an outstanding season, and Olazabal said there was a lot more to come from the big-hitting Belgian. “It’s a long course, a hitters course, and Nicolas hits it forever,” explained Europe’s captain. “I think his game is suited to Medinah.” However, Colsaerts and his more experienced team mates will have to ignore the cries from the partisan crowd next week.

“They’re going to be very vocal, they love sport in Chicago,” he said. “I was there a year ago and even then people knew what was to come.” McIlroy and four of his team mates are in action this weekend at the Tour Championship in Atlanta alongside all 12 members of the US side including 14-time major champion Tiger Woods – who was tied for the lead with England’s Justin Rose after the opening round - and four-time major winner Phil Mickelson.

FLYHALF Dan Carter has been named in New Zealand’s 28-man squad for the All Blacks’ Rugby Championship Tests in Argentina and South Africa and should be fit for the clash against the Pumas next week, coach Steve Hansen said yesterday. Carter, rated one of the world’s finest at the position, has been troubled by a calf strain that caused him to miss the All Blacks’ last two matches of the southern hemisphere tournament against Argentina and South Africa on home soil. New Zealand have won all four of their matches.


Saturday, September 22, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

Sport Hamburg desperate for spark against Dortmund By Karolos Grohmann

A thrilling fightback to beat Manchester City 3-2 in their Champions League opener on Tuesday has lifted the gloom from the Bernabeu

Real to test recovery strength By Mark Elkington REAL Madrid will find out whether they have turned the corner when they travel across the capital to face neighbours Rayo Vallecano in their intimate stadium tomorrow. The Spanish champions have yet to win on the road this term and suffered surprise defeats at Getafe last month and at Sevilla last weekend. Real lost only twice in securing the league title last season. Jose Mourinho’s men have managed just four points from 12 in the defence of their crown and have slipped eight points adrift of their arch-rivals and leaders Bar-

‘We hope to see the real Madrid from now’ celona. A thrilling fightback to beat Manchester City 3-2 in their Champions League opener on Tuesday has lifted the gloom from the Bernabeu, however, though it required a last-minute winner from Cristiano Ronaldo to secure the result. “We hope from now on we’ll get to see the Real Madrid we all want to see,” Spain defender Alvaro Arbeloa told reporters after the City game. “We are in a delicate situation and we cannot afford any more slip-ups.”

Much attention will be focused on whether defender Sergio Ramos returns to the starting line-up at Rayo, after the Spanish international was surprisingly replaced by 19-year-old Rafael Varane against City. Mourinho said Ramos, one of the leading figures in the dressing room, had been left on the bench on Tuesday for football reasons and not for any disciplinary matter, denying any kind of rift between himself and the player. Local media had suggested Ramos was singled out for punishment after the Se-

villa defeat, when Mourinho launched a scathing attack on the commitment and focus of many of his players. Rayo, who narrowly avoided relegation last year, saw their unbeaten start to La Liga ended with a 4-3 defeat at Atletico Madrid last Sunday and they lie sixth in the standings, three points ahead of Real. Leaders Barca also had to come back to make a winning start to their Champions League campaign during the week when Lionel Messi scored a brace in their 3-2 home win over Spartak Mos-

cow. Tito Vilanova has work to do on his defence with firstchoice centre-backs Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique injured for the visit of Granada tonight. “Puyol and Pique are major losses but we have players who can step in,” Barca midfielder Xavi said after the Spartak game on Wednesday. Second-placed Malaga visit misfiring Athletic Bilbao tomorrow, boosted by their impressive debut in the Champions League on Tuesday when they swept aside Zenit St Petersburg 3-0 at home. Manuel Pellegrini’s side are unbeaten in all competitions since the start of the campaign.

Gasperini says he can fix Palermo’s ‘negative’ image By Brian Homewood

Volatile club owner Maurizio Zamparini has fired an amazing 41 coaches since buying Palermo ten years ago. Current coach Gian Piero Gasperini (above) hopes to last a little longer

GIAN Piero Gasperini will make his debut in the Palermo hot seat tomorrow believing he can change the Sicilian club’s negative image and last longer than his unfortunate predecessors. Volatile owner Maurizio Zamparini has fired an average of two coaches a season since buying the club 10 years ago, but last week’s decision to dispense with Giuseppe Sannino after only three games seemed drastic even by his standards. Zamparini admitted it barely made headlines when he fired coaches but said Sannino had to go because his relationship with the team had deteriorated. “It’s news that is not even a story,” said Zamparini, who was previously president of Venezia from 1987 to 2002.

The Italian players’ union (AIC) joined in the criticism of his hire-and-fire approach. “I think it’s difficult to move forward with a real project when the coach is forced to leave after a few matches,” said AIC president Damiano Tommasi. “I believe the squad at Palermo’s disposal is a good enough one for Serie A and their ambitions.” There are varying estimates as to how many coaches Zamparini has fired in his career, the numbers depending on what is considered an ‘interim’ coach and complicated by the fact that he has sacked some coaches more than once. Francesco Guidolin has coached Palermo four times under Zamparini although his second and third stints were separated by only two weeks after his initial sacking was “revoked”. Gazetta dello Sport put the

total at 41 with Stefano Poli as the shortest-lived coach having been fired before taking charge of a single Serie A game in August last year, although he was in charge of two Europa League qualifiers. Gasperini, meanwhile, has been out of coaching for a year since he was dismissed by Inter Milan after only five games at the start of last season. He makes his debut at Atalanta with Palermo quickly needing to pick up points after taking only one from their first three games. The new coach is convinced he can last the distance, pointing out that he survived at Genoa for four years under Enrico Preziosi, known as a tempestuous president. “Preziosi was another president who changed a lot of coaches, but I convinced him,” said Gasperini as he was officially presented.

HAMBURG are desperately searching for a spark that will ignite their Bundesliga campaign after three straight defeats and with champions Borussia Dortmund coming to town today, the northerners have their work cut out. Hamburg coach Thorsten Fink, whose team flirted with relegation for much of last season, has yet to see his players kickstart their campaign after failing to win a point in the league. “We need the initial spark,” Fink said this week. “Then we will start gaining in selfconfidence.” His team has so far showed some character coming from two goals down to level against Eintracht Frankfurt last week but eventually lost 3-2. “Against Dortmund we are the huge outsiders so we have nothing to lose and that could set our minds free,” Fink said. Fink will be counting on the talents of crowd favourite Dutchman Rafael van der Vaart, who returned to the club he played for from 2005 to 2008. The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder is expected to lead the charge to move Hamburg off the bottom spot. His first game back was against Frankfurt. Hamburg, who are preparing celebrations for their 125th birthday, are the only ever present team in the Bundesliga since it was founded half a century ago. “We have to do this together,” said Van der Vaart. “The guys are doing a good job and they showed against Frankfurt that they want to fight.” “Hopefully the stadium will be hot against Dortmund and we can go out and beat them. They are a good team but we should not fear them,” said the German club’s 13 million-euro signing. Reigning champions Dortmund, trailing leaders Bayern Munich by two points, have lost none of their sharpness that won them the domestic double last season. They confirmed their good form with a 1-0 win over Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League on Tuesday. Bayern, top of the table with maximum points from three matches and fresh from their opening 2-1 Champions League win over Valencia on Wednesday, travel to fellow Champions League competitors Schalke. Schalke, level on seven points with Dortmund, are also on a high after kicking off their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 win at Olympiakos on Tuesday. Promoted Frankfurt, the only other team with maximum points, took on Nuremberg last night.

CYPRUS MAIL Saturday, September 22, 2012



Let-off for Inter as mammoth Europa group stage underway

AEL shift focus to domestic matters

Liverpool win, draws for Spurs and Newcastle, easy for holders Atletico

By Nemanja Bjedov

By Brian Homewood YUTO Nagatomo scored a stoppage time equaliser to spare Inter Milan a humiliating home defeat against Russia’s Rubin Kazan as the Europa League’s 48-team group stage got under way on Thursday night. Holders Atletico Madrid won 3-0 at Hapoel Tel Aviv but Athletic Bilbao, the side they beat in last season’s final, struggled to a 1-1 draw at home to Hapoel Kiryat Shmona, another Israeli side. Among the other matches of the 24 played, Liverpool won 5-3 at Young Boys in an enthralling but blunder-prone tie and Tottenham Hotspur had two goals harshly disallowed in a goalless draw at home to Lazio - whose fans were accused of racist chanting. The outstanding individual performance was from Chile striker Eduardo Vargas, who grabbed a hat-trick in Napoli’s 4-0 win over AIK Stockholm. Inter’s 2-2 draw means that neither they nor rivals AC Milan have managed a win at the San Siro this season in seven attempts between them. Inter appeared set for defeat when Venezuelan forward Jose Rondon put the Russians ahead in the 84th minute, however Nagatomo popped up to turn in Diego Milito’s cross for the hosts in the second minute of stoppage time. Rubin had also taken a firsthalf lead through Aleksandr Ryazantsev with Marko Livaja levelling six minutes before

Tottenham had two goals harshly disallowed, including this effort by Clint Dempsey, in a goalless draw at home to Lazio the break. There were also dramatic finishes at Udinese, where Antonio Di Natale struck in stoppage time to give them a 1-1 draw at home to bigspending Russians Anzhi Makhachkala, and at Fenerbahce, who conceded two late goals in a 2-2 draw with Marseille. Liverpool, fielding a reserve team in Switzerland, were gifted a fourth-minute lead with a bizarre own goal when Christoph Spycher headed the ball straight at Juhani

Ojala and it ricocheted into the net. Liverpool returned the present when Enrique lost the ball in the penalty area and Raphael Nuzzolo fired into the roof of the net in the 38th minute. Liverpool led again and Young Boys turned it around to 3-2 before a Sebastian Coates header, aided by more shambolic defending, and two strikes from Jonjo Shelvey gave the visitors the points, maintaining a 41-year unbeaten record against

Swiss opposition. Clint Dempsey and Steven Caulker both had goals ruled out for Tottenham, who were shunted out of the Champions League qualifiers to make way for holders Chelsea, while Alvaro Gonzalez thumped a shot against the bar for Lazio at White Hart Lane. Napoli were the only Italian side not to draw as Vargas, signed from Universidad de Chile in January amid high expectations, scored his first goals since his move.

Vargas latched on to a through ball from Alessandro Gamberini to open his account after six minutes and scored from another pass from the same player at the start of the second half. Marek Hamsik set up Vargas’ third but was given a straight red card shortly afterwards. Rapid Vienna lost 2-1 to Norway’s Rosenborg behind closed doors as a punishment for the crowd trouble which preceded their qualifying tie in PAOK Salonika.

Laudrup has no problem with rivals paying other teams to win

The Denmark legend has taken over at Swansea this season

SWANSEA City manager Michael Laudrup says he sees no problem with teams paying rival sides to win games. The Dane stressed he was completely against “match fixing”, but believes the term needs to be “better defined”. He said: “If Swansea play the last game against a team and a third team pays Swansea to win the game, I really don’t see anything bad about that.” Accepting money to influence the outcome of a match is against Football Association and Premier League rules. Laudrup was asked about the issue of match fixing by a journalist working for European media organisations at a news conference ahead of Swansea’s match at home to Everton this afternoon. The scenario Laudrup describes could involve a club in the relegation zone paying a team a bonus if they beat one of their closest rivals, enabling the threatened club to stay up. Laudrup, who has 104 caps and 37 goals for Denmark, was asked the question because he played for Lazio and Juventus in the 1980s, and Italian football continues to be dogged by match-fixing claims. As many as 13 Italian clubs - mainly from the

second division - are under investigation. Laudrup, 48, said players guilty of being paid to lose should be banned from the game for life instead of being given fixed-term bans. He said: “To say I’m against match-fixing is like saying today it’s Thursday - it’s obvious. “The worst match fixing I’ve heard was what happened in Italy before I came there in the beginning of the 80s, where somebody bought three or four of the players in a team to lose a game. “That means that seven or eight players in a team were playing to win, like normal, and three or four of them just to lose.” However Laudrup has no issue with what is known in Spanish football as the ‘suitcases’ culture. “It’s just a bonus. For me, match-fixing is somebody pays someone to lose a game,” he said. “In Spain where there’s one or two matches left in a season we always talked about the suitcases. “But the suitcases is to win - I don’t see anything bad about that. “I think we have to define very well what is match-fixing because there’s different levels, I think.”

CYPRUS champions AEL have no time to dwell on a goalless Europa League draw against German side Borussia Monchengladbach as the national championship continues this weekend. “It was obviously a game without goals, but I believe the spectators enjoyed it as both teams created opportunities. “We definitely gained some experience but are a bit disappointed as we always want to win in front of our fans” said AEL coach Pambos Christodoulou. “Although we struggled with injuries in the second half, we started playing better,” he added. The 55-year-old coach thinks the Limassol side have a realistic chance of progressing past the group stage. “We are clearly not satisfied with a draw, but the other game in our group also finished without a winner so we are still in a good position to qualify for the next stage of the competition,” he said. “We will continue to do our best in both the Europa League and the national championship and hopefully at the end of the day we will manage to achieve our goals.” AEL return to the domestic scene on Monday when they face arch-rivals Apollon at the Tsirion Stadium in Limassol at 7pm. Elsewhere, league leaders APOEL visit Alki this evening at 8pm with coach Ivan Jovanovic cautious ahead of the clash in Larnaca. “It will be a very interesting game against Alki. Last season they showed everyone that they can produce some quality football and this summer they signed experienced players which will help them be even better. “We hope to get all three points, but we will need to be at our best in order to do so,” he said. New Omonia coach Sophocles Sophocleous will make his debut in charge of the Nicosia giants when his side entertain in-form AEK Larnaca, who are yet to drop a point after the first two rounds. “I am confident that we are well prepared for the first challenge ahead of us, since I took over. AEK have two wins from as many games and they will arrive at the GSP Stadium full of confidence,” he said ahead of the 7pm kick-off. “However, we are Omonia and every time we step on the pitch we give everything we have to reach our only goal - which is to win every match,” he added. Enosis Neon Paralimni host AEP Paphos this evening at 7pm, while Doxa Katokopia take on Anorthosis an hour later. Tomorrow, Nea Salamina and Olympiakos Nicosia face Ayia Napa and Ethnikos Achnas respectively.

Saturday, September 22, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

32 Recent Ryder Cup wins have lifted Europe’s spirit, says Olazabal 29

Sport Alonso seeks to tighten title grip in Singapore By John O’Brien FERRARI’S Fernando Alonso will aim to consolidate his Formula One championship lead around the streets of Singapore tomorrow, seeking a third win in the night race to extend his 37-point advantage in the standings. The twice world champion has been a master of consistency this season, winning three races and claiming a top-five spot in seven others, and goes into the final seven races of the season in prime position to win his first title since 2006. While his Ferrari has often struggled in qualifying, his race pace has been competitive and he arrived in southeast Asia buoyed up by another rousing drive at his team’s home track in Monza, where he finished third after starting 10th on the grid. “In all the simulations and all the predictions we had, it was never a podium finish, so basically it’s much better than expected,” the Spaniard said after the Monza race. “The race went like a movie for us, like a dream.” More encouraging for Alonso is that the 23-turn Marina Bay Street Circuit has proved a happy hunting ground since he won the scandal-tainted inaugural race in 2008, notching up another win two years later and third and fourth places in the other races here. Even if he fails to finish in Singapore, Alonso (179 points) will retain his title lead heading to Japan on October 7 but the Spaniard will be keen to keep a cushion between himself and the three former champions behind him in the standings. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton (142 points) is the form driver on the grid after two wins in the last three races, the Briton one point ahead of 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen with defending double champion Sebastian Vettel a

further point back in fourth. Hamilton and Red Bull’s Vettel have fond memories of Singapore, having each won the race once, but Lotus’s Raikkonen will be hoping for a change of fortune after failing to score a point in Singapore on his two previous visits. “It is quite hot and humid here and of course a bit different with the evening race than normal; it is a challenging circuit but hopefully we can do well,” Raikkonen said. “It’s a street circuit so it always makes it a little bit more tricky when you try to get the best out; if you make a little mistake there is a big chance to hit the wall, in a normal circuit you have some run-off areas.” Hamilton preferred to highlight his 2009 victory rather than dwell on his last two visits to Singapore, where his race was compromised by tangles with Mark Webber in 2010 and Felipe Massa last season. “After winning in Hungary and Monza, I head to Singapore full of positivity and optimism that we can take the title fight to Fernando,” he said. “I enjoy the Marina Bay circuit in the same way that I like racing at the Hungaroring... it’s a darty track that requires you to really be on top of the car to get the best from it. “It requires more finesse, though with most of the braking zones approached at very high speed, and the walls are never far away. Factor in the heat and humidity and it’s a very challenging weekend.” After dominating the title race last season, Vettel has only one victory to his name so far in 2012 but the German is hopeful of winning for the second year in a row in Singapore. “Singapore is one of the highlights on the calendar, because the atmosphere of a night race is amazing,” he said.

Catch me if you can: Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso leads Lewis Hamilton by 37 points with 7 races remaining

Real Madrid to test recovery strength 30


Flashpoint: Luis Suarez refuses to shake Patrice Evra’s hand (right) when Liverpool visited Old Trafford in February after the Liverpool forward was banned for eight matches last year for racially abusing the Frenchman

Respect will be order of the day at Anfield By Alan Baldwin


SIMPLE handshake between two old foes on an emotionallycharged afternoon at Anfield can close a chapter and help set a tone of mutual respect when Liverpool host Manchester United in the Premier League tomorrow afternoon. The fixture is Liverpool’s first at home since a report into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster cleared their fans of any blame for the crush that left 96 of their number dead at the FA Cup semifinal against Nottingham Forest. It also promises another face-to-face meeting between United defender Patrice Evra and Liverpool’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez, who was banned for eight matches last year for racially abusing the Frenchman. Assuming they play, the two men will be expected to shake hands before the 3.30pm kick-off as is the custom. Both clubs, two of the fiercest rivals in English football, want the match to be a moment to pay tribute to the tireless campaigners for truth and justice and also for players and fans to turn over a new leaf. An anti-Liverpool chant of ‘It’s never your fault, always

Arsenal are building up momentum but face a tough test at fortress Etihad as the Premier League hots up the victims’ heard from some quarters at Old Trafford last weekend in United’s 4-0 victory over Wigan Athletic referred more to the Suarez-Evra incident but has caused concern ahead of the trip to Anfield. The two captains, likely to be Steven Gerrard and Nemanja Vidic, will release 96 balloons before kick-off and there will also be mosaics on three sides of the ground spelling out ‘96’, ‘Justice’ and ‘The Truth’. “We are totally supportive of Liverpool in this situation,” United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said this week. “It’s going to be a very emotional day on Sunday

and we will support them in every way that we can.” That support will not extend to the action on the field, with former European giants Liverpool also looking to wipe the slate clean after enduring their worst start to a league season in 101 years. Liverpool are 17th overall, with United second, but past form offers plenty of hope for the Anfield faithful. United have not won at Anfield in four league visits since a 1-0 victory in December 2007 and were also knocked out of the FA Cup there in January of last season.

With champions Manchester City hosting Arsenal later on Sunday (6pm), the stage is set for Roberto Di Matteo’s Chelsea to extend their lead to four points after their match at home to Stoke City today (5pm). Arsenal beat Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield and are building up momentum with a 6-1 thrashing of Southampton followed by a 2-1 Champions League win at French side Montpellier on Tuesday. City, smarting from their 3-2 Champions League loss at Real Madrid, will be a tough test but the Gunners have conceded just two goals in five games so far. “I think if we play the same as we did against Liverpool and Southampton then we have a chance at Man City to get the three points,” German winger Lukas Podolski told the club website (www. “It’s very important to keep playing well. We have had some strong matches, but Man City played in Madrid and now against us - it’s a tough week,” added the player who has scored three goals in three games.

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