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IMF, ECB square off over austerity IMF warns of risk that Europe will stagnate but ECB opposes delays to fiscal consolidation By Marc Jones and Huw Jones

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HEATED debate about Europe’s austerity drive flared up yesterday with leading IMF and European Central Bank officials sharply at odds and Angela Merkel declaring that Germany required higher interest rates. With the threat of the currency bloc’s break-up receding, some eurozone officials are saying now is the time to throttle back on debt-cutting drives because calmer financial markets will not react badly. The International Monetary Fund is also pushing that prescription - for both the eurozone and Britain but Germany and the ECB are opposed. “There is ... a risk that Europe could fall into stagnation, which would have very serious implications for households, companies, banks and other bedrock institutions,” IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton told a conference in London. “To decisively avoid that dangerous downside, policymakers must act now to strengthen the prospects for growth,” he said. But at the same conference, the Economist’s Bellwether Europe Summit, ECB Executive Board member Joerg Asmussen urged governments to push on with budget consolidation and reforms.

“Delaying fiscal consolidation is not an easy way out. If it were, we would have taken it,” Asmussen said. “Delaying fiscal consolidation is no free lunch. It means higher debt levels. And this has real costs in the euro area where public debts are already very high,” he said. The ECB is expected to cut interest rates next week, although a quarterpoint reduction is unlikely to lift the eurozone economy out of recession. “It will probably require additional unconventional measures from the ECB,” Lipton said, while Asmussen said monetary policy was not an “all-purpose weapon”. Further clouding the debate, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said if monetary policy were set for her country alone, rates would have to rise. “The ECB is in a difficult position. For Germany it would actually have to raise rates slightly at the moment, but for other countries it would have to do even more for more liquidity to be made available,” she said at a banking conference, in an unusually outspoken comment on central bank policy. Survey evidence this week suggested even the German economy is struggling, however, and its economy ministry forecast growth of just 0.5 per cent this year.

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A group of around 20 protesters opposed to austerity, gathered outside parliament yesterday calling for a referendum on the bailout. The man on the right urged people to eat his ‘Souvla of Awakening’. Parliament will vote on Tuesday to ratify – or not – a loan agreement with international lenders (Christos Theodorides) SEE STORY PAGE 5

Obama threatens ‘family tattoo’ if daughters get their own By Gabriel Debenedetti IF they were thinking about getting tattoos, the Obama daughters may want to reconsider. Speaking on NBC’s “Today” show in a segment originally filmed before the Boston Marathon bombings, President Barack Obama revealed the strategy he and First Lady Michelle Obama have been using to keep their daughters away from tattoos. “What we’ve said to the girls is, ‘If you guys ever decide you’re going to get a

tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo, in the same place, and we’ll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo,’” Obama said.

‘SLIP OF THE TONGUE’ “Our thinking is that might dissuade them from thinking that somehow that’s a good way to rebel.” During the segment, the president also said he understood his wife’s “slip of the tongue” when she called herself a “single mother” in early April, noting that they were often

apart for a week at a time when he was campaigning for the Senate and presidency. “I tend to cut my wife or anybody some slack when it comes to just slips of the tongue,” he said. “But there’s no doubt that there have been times where Michelle probably felt like a single mom ... She definitely, I think, understands the burdens that women in particular tend to feel if they’re both responsible for child rearing and they’re responsible for working at the same time,” he added.


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CHEMISTS NICOSIA M. Antoniou, 21A Prodromou Ave. Tel: 22664442, 22436752 (H) K. Christodoulou, 25A Kapenisiou St. Tel: 22376960, 22378494 (H) M. Paranis, 28D Lycavitou St, Makedonitissa. Tel: 22355715, 22354282 (H) D. K. Kokkinou, 124 Limassol Ave. Tel: 22422470, 22428499 (H) E. A. Antoniades, corner Athalassa & 2A Hadjijoseph Ave, Acropolis. Tel: 22314634, 22491526 (H) LIMASSOL A. Kyriazis, 13 A.

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Randall Nelson, widely known as “Animal” who was called up for national service, waits for his turn to participate in the Anzac Day march through Sydney yesterday. Tens of thousands of Australians and New Zealanders turned out to honour their war dead, with moving tributes to fallen mates and calls not to forget those injured in conflict (AFP)

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ON THIS DAY APRIL 26 1954

35 years ago, Friday April 26, 1978

The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.

Cyprus Foreign Minister Nicos Rolandis has urged Western Europe to move from declarations about human rights to their practical application and stressed that in cases of grave and continuing violations concerted and urgent measures should be taken under the European Convention of Human Rights.

1962 The first American Moon rocket Ranger IV lands on the far side of the Moon but fails to send back pictures due to a technical fault.

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A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.

1986 A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

1989 People’s Daily publishes the People’s Daily editorial of April 26 which inflames the nascent Tiananmen Square protests.

45 years ago, Sunday April 26, 1968 UN officials yesterday stepped up their efforts to remove the procedural obstacles blocking the start of talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriot representatives. Following a flurry of activity during the day, there were reports last night that prospects had improved but officials maintained that definite arrangements should not be expected before Tuesday.

55 years ago, Monday April 26, 1958 About 5,000 Turks met in Nicosia yesterday and decided to form separate Turkish municipalities in the main towns of Cyprus, and to pay no more municipal rates to the Greek Cypriot councils, starting from yesterday. Later they marched through the streets of Nicosia carrying flags and placards, but dispersed quietly after hearing a speech by Dr Kuchuk.


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Home CYPRUS TODAY ‘Red file’ to CFA over match-fixing EUROPEAN football’s governing body, UEFA have yet again sent out a warning to the Cyprus Football Association (CFA) about a possible case of match-fixing in the Cypriot league. The CFA were informed by UEFA on Wednesday afternoon that the match between Nea Salamina and Alki which took place on Sunday, April 21 had raised suspicions due to unusual betting patterns. UEFA informed the CFA they would be sending a ‘red file’ to the Federation’s headquarters. The CFA will hand the file, which is expected to arrive in the next few days, over to the police to investigate the case. UEFA has sent ‘yellow’ and ‘red’ files to Cyprus in the past on games that raised suspicions, mainly due to information gathered from dubious goings-on in the football betting industry. A yellow file indicates that the match “could have been fixed” while red shows the game was “most probably fixed”.

Man dies after struck by excavator POLICE are investigating the death of a 39-year-old man who lost his life yesterday in a horrific work-related accident. Police said the deceased, Mariano Jovenzo, was struck by an excavator at a worksite in the area of Mari. Jovenzo, a Filipino national, was struck in the abdomen by an excavator-loader being operated by another man. He died instantly from the blow. An autopsy will be carried out today to determine the precise cause of death – from external or internal bleeding. The operator of the excavator, an Indian national, has been detained on suspicion of negligent manslaughter. He is to appear before a Larnaca court today where police will ask that he be remanded in custody.

DISY, AKEL engage in ‘pot, kettle, black’ spat By George Psyllides A SPAT has broken out between the government and main opposition AKEL over several recent appointments at the Presidential Palace, which the communist party described as cronyism. AKEL said it had submitted a question to the finance ministry asking about the number of people that had been appointed as special advisers to President Nicos Anastasiades, their duties, and the cost. The dispute was sparked by the appointment of three journalists – two in the past couple of weeks – as advisers to Anastasiades. The Palace rejected the criticism, saying that the appointments did not place an extra burden on the state budget. “The government respects

Ruling party and opposition accuse each other of cronyism parliamentary scrutiny and is ready to respond to whatever is asked of it,” government spokesman Christos Stylianides said in a statement. Stylianides however turned the tables on AKEL, asking why the Presidential Palace had handed out over €500,000 to various individuals and entities in 14 months. In just two months, amid the presidential election campaign, the Demetris Christofias administration issued cheques worth €241,885, Stylianides said. In 2012 it shared out €295,800, the spokesman said, a far cry from the €29,300 paid in 2011. “For whom and why were

cheques issued just before the departure of the Christofias government, when state coffers were being handed over empty and the state was facing default,” Stylianides said. Pro-government daily Alithia reported that over 500 cheques worth between €1,000 and €3,000 were mostly handed out to AKEL supporters and charities. There were also cheques given to members of AKEL, trade union PEO and various organisations linked with the then ruling party. Alithia said at least two cheques went to first division football club Omonia in January and February. AKEL said

the cheques came out of a solidarity fund set up by cabinet decision and registered as a charity. Its charter had been drafted by the state’s legal services, AKEL said. The fund was financed by contributions made by “various individuals and companies with the aim of providing support to poor citizens of the Republic. The cheques did not burden the state coffers,” AKEL said. On the reports that money went to clubs and other organisations, AKEL said it was a practice followed by all governments to subsidise various events. The Christofias government responded to every event invitation extended by entities across the political spectrum, the former ruling party said.

Attempted murder in Nicosia village POLICE ARE investigating an attempted murder which happened on Wednesday night in the village Nikitari in the Nicosia district. According to a police spokesman, a 30-year-old local reported to police that around 9.30pm on Wednesday as he was on his way to the home of a fellow villager aged 60, to resolve certain differences, the latter allegedly shot him with a hunting rifle, injuring him in the back of the head. According to the victim’s statement, the weapon was removed from the scene by his assailant’s 33-year-old son. The injured man was initially taken to Evrychou medical centre before being taken to Nicosia General Hospital. He was kept overnight for observation but his condition is not considered to be critical. Police arrested both the father and son for questioning.

Trees illegally cut for bonfires THE Forestry Department said yesterday it was concerned that trees were being illegally cut down by people collecting wood for the traditional Easter bonfires. “Unfortunately in an effort to continue a religious custom, trees are being destroyed, often by young people who are unaware of the ecological damage they are doing,” a statement from the department said. Carob, Eucalyptus, and Cypress trees are among those being cut down. According to forestry law, those found guilty of illegally cutting down trees could receive a fine of up to €5,000, imprisonment or both. “We would like to call on local authorities, organised groups and sensitised people to immediately report any incident to the local forestry office or the police,” the statement said.

Thousands of people showed up for the concert, bringing tonnes of food items and basics with them

Limassol solidarity concert a ‘message of optimism’ By Maria Gregoriou THE LIMASSOL Solidarity concert that took place at the Enaerios parking place on Wednesday from 5pm until around midnight was attended by around 25,000 people and collected 160 tonnes of food and essentials to be distributed among the municipality markets in Limassol.

The concert had a similar theme as the CyprusAid concert held in Nicosia on April 1. Instead of paying for your ticket with money, you contributed essential food and items to be given to the needy. Limassol Mayor Andreas Christou said yesterday that apart from the collection of food and essentials, the messages that were sent were just as important. “Messages of confidence, optimism, and faith

show us that these difficult times will also pass.” “I also felt people needed to attend a good cultural event because at difficult times culture is a very important element to keep people together,” Christou said. Among the artists that performed free of charge were Alexia, Alkistis Protopsalti, Giorgos Dalaras, Evridiki, and Despina Olympiou.

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Home Legal obstacle to Galanos appointment to the BoC By George Psyllides PLANS to appoint former House president Alexis Galanos interim chairman of the Bank of Cyprus (BoC) have hit a legal obstacle as such a move would be incompatible with him also being the mayor of Famagusta and chairman of the union of municipalities. The government wants an interim board appointed as soon as possible, to oversee the stricken lender’s restructuring following a Eurogroup decision to impose hefty losses on its uninsured depositors. Galanos agreed to take over the post but reports said a legal ruling stated it would be in conflict with him being a mayor and the head of the union of municipalities. Reports suggested the matter was discussed in a onehour meeting between President Nicos Anastasiades and Central Bank Governor Panicos Demetriades. Demetriades said later that “we had a very creative meeting with the president,” as he declined to comment on whether any differences between him and Anastasiades had been ironed out. Demetriades has been under fire over his handling of the banking crisis, which some believe had been exacerbated by his actions. In turn, the governor claimed the independence of the in-

stitution was being attacked. Earlier yesterday, Demetriades met with Galanos who told reporters afterwards that he was willing to take over the BoC leadership. Galanos said it would be an honour for him to assume the BoC chairmanship. “Personally I am optimistic for BoC. We must continue to trust our bank so that Cyprus also does well,” Galanos said. Unconfirmed reports last night said that, following the snag with Galanos, Panicos Pouros has been designated as the provisional chairman of the BoC board. Pouros is a former permanent secretary at the foreign ministry and former head of the Planning Bureau. The lender’s board and CEO had resigned and an administrator was appointed after a Eurogroup decision to impose a haircut on deposits over €100,000 to pay for the BoC’s recapitalisation. The decision also called for winding down Laiki, Cyprus’ second biggest, with certain assets to be taken over by BoC. The Central Bank had said that the administrator would only be in place for several days but it has now been several weeks. Uninsured deposits in BoC – over €100,000 – currently face a €37.5 per cent cut although an additional 22.5 per cent, which have been frozen, could also suffer the same fate. Of the remainder, the CBC has only released 10 per cent.

The defence ministry says it wants national guardsmen to live healthy lives free of drugs, cigarettes and alcohol

One in ten soldiers are using soft drugs Defence ministry launches campaign to combat it

FAMILY COURT OF LIMASSOL JURISTICTION: PARENTAL CARE Coram: K. Hadjiathanasiou, J.F.C. Application No.:81/2013 Between: LEFKIA NINA PASHALI, of Pirgos, Limassol

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Applicant and TYRONNE ANDRIAN COOK, of United Kingdom Respondent EX PARTE APPLICATION by: LEFKIA NINA PASHALI, of Pirgos, Limassol Applicant This ex parte application came before the Court for hearing in the presence of Mr. Y. Konstandinidi for Messrs.’ Yiannis Konstandinidis & Co LLC, Lawyers for the Applicant, and having read the affidavit filed in support, A. ORDERS the issuance of an Order allowing the substituted service of the Application dated 22/03/2013 to the Respondent with the following manner: By publication in an English newspaper of wide circulation in Cyprus In the publication only the relief sought to be mentioned and not the substantial facts of the Application, that the Applicant alleges for the granting of the relief prayed B. The Respondent has the right to file Defense within 30 days from the date of service. C. In the event that the Respondent fails to file a Defense within the period specified above that any subsequent application shall be considered as served to them if posted on the Notice Board of the Court of Limassol for a period of five (5) days. D. Costs in the course. Given on 02/04/2013 Drawn up on 16/04/2013 K. Hadjiathanasiou, J.F.C. True Copy Registrar FAMILY COURT OF LIMASSOL Jurisdiction of Parental Care

AROUND 10 per cent of recruits in the National Guard are soft-drug users according to Defence Minister Fotis Fotiou. Fotiou yesterday revealed the ministry’s new strategy to combat drug use in the army after it was approved by the cabinet on Wednesday. The ministry and the Anti-Drugs Council signed a memorandum of cooperation to help prevent substance abuse by army recruits serving in the National Guard. Fotiou outlined the ministry’s fivepoint-plan to combat the problem which includes the implementation of the memorandum. It also includes the development and promotion of the ministry and National Guard’s specialist programmes to combat drugs and the improvement of the ministry’s legal framework to introduce provisions that will discourage young people from using drugs. It will also see the upgrading of cooper-

ation with the health and education ministries, and other authorities to achieve an integrated approach to tackling the problem. The minister also hoped to upgrade the advertising campaign to show young conscripts that “patriotic duty and drug use do not go together”. “There has been an increase in drug use in Cypriot society which has had a knockon effect to the National Guard,” Fotiou said. “We must act quickly as especially now during this financially testing period, young people could be at risk of being persuaded into taking illegal substances,” he said. The ministry’s goal is to reduce, and possibly eliminate, the use of drugs amongst soldiers, which he said stood around one in ten. “We all have to contribute towards this direction, as our semi-occupied country needs people who are strong and durable, with principles, values and objectives,” he said. The minister added that the Anti-Drugs Council played an important role in the efforts of the ministry and the National

Application No.: 81/2013 Between: LEFKIA NINA PASHALY, from Pyrgos, Limassol Applicant And TYRONNE ANDRIAN COOK, from United Kingdom Respondent REQUESTED REMEDY A) Court order by which the Applicant is given the exclusive custody of the minor child of the parties JAYLA MARITSA PASCHALIS - COOK. B) Alternatively and / or additionally to the above, Court Order by which the Applicant is given the exclusive custody, diligence and care of the minor child of the parties JAYLA MARITSA PASCHALIS - COOK. C) Any other remedy which the Court considers just and equitable under the circumstances. D) Application’s costs, plus V.A.T. Service address: Yannis Konstantinidis & Associates LLC, Alexandrias 4 Street, Bridge Tower, 3rd Floor, Office 303, tel. 25-355500, LIMASSOL. _________________ Yiannis Constantinides & Associates LLC Lawyers of applicant Field on 23/03/ 2013. Fixed on 14/05/ 2013. REGISTAR

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Guard in preventing substance abuse among new soldiers. Fotiou said the ministry’s immediate priorities were to educate young soldiers about the dangers of drug abuse, smoking and alcohol. It also hopes to educate soldiers about healthy lifestyles and to introduce creative activities during their free time such as learning a foreign language, and first aid. Commenting on the recent arrest of a 19-year-old soldier for growing cannabis outside a guard post in Avgorou, Fotiou said it sounded the alarm for authorities to be extra wary. Fotiou addeded, that authorities must show zero tolerance in these types of circumstances to protect young people from the scourge of drug abuse. He added that the ministry was expecting the results of a survey it carried out in coordination with the National Guard Health Services and the Anti-Drug Society to reveal the extent of the problem. The results are expected in September and Fotiou hopes they will help the ministry create a preventative plan.

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Crunch vote on troika loan to be taken by House on Tuesday Coalition partners DISY and DIKO with 28 out of 56 seats do not have enough votes By Elias Hazou LEGISLATORs will on Tuesday take a crunch vote to ratify – or not – a loan agreement between international creditors and Cyprus. The Financial Assistance Facility Agreement (FAFA) between the European Stability Mechanism on the one hand, and the Republic of Cyprus and the Cyprus Central Bank on the other, was approved by the cabinet on Wednesday. According to a legal opinion of the Attorney-general, the agreement is tantamount to an international treaty and must therefore be sanctioned by parliament. It’s understood the FAFA and the Memorandum of Understanding on Specific Economic Policy Conditionality concluded with international lenders will be bundled into a single document as a ratification law. The FAFA was yesterday forwarded to the House finance and foreign affairs committees, giving MPs a few days to study it before it goes before an extraordinary House plenary on Tuesday. In an accompanying letter to the FAFA, the finance minister yesterday stressed to lawmakers that passage of the MoU is highly urgent, as on April 29 a Eurogroup working group will discuss in Brussels the implementation of the financing programme for Cyprus. Next the Board of Governors of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) convenes on May 3 to officially approve the loan agreement and to green-light the disbursement of the first tranche. This is

more or less routine, as the ESM board decided earlier this week to grant, in principle, financial assistance to the island. Cyprus will receive aid of up to €10 billion over the next three years. The FAFA designates March 31, 2016 as the “availability period termination date.” Repayment of the loan will begin in ten years time and have a maximum maturity of 20 years and an average of 15 years while the interest paid will be calculated based on the funding costs of the ESM, likely to be between 2 and 3 per cent. Cyprus will be subject to quarterly reviews of its needs and implementation of an extensive programme of policy reforms including restoring the soundness of the Cypriot banking sector, continuing the process of fiscal consolidation, and implementing structural reforms to foster competitiveness and sustainable growth. Cyprus is expected to receive around half of the full bailout money within 2013. The vote in the House is likely to be a close one. Together, coalition partners DISY and DIKO have 28 out of the 56 seats, not enough to secure the required simple majority. Even assuming zero defections or no-shows from these two parties, they will need at least another vote to bring the number up to 29. The extra vote could come from European Party head MP Demetris Syllouris; his colleague Nikos Koutsou is understood to be of the antitroika school of thought. AKEL’s stance is key to the outcome; matters could be complicated should they cast

Protester holds a Cyprus flag outside the House while poster reads: ‘We are coming and we are legion’ a ‘nay’ vote. But the communist party might opt to abstain, in which case their votes would not factor into the final count. Under the worst-case scenario, the anti-troika camp could muster 27 votes. Tuesday’s plenary will be an all-day session; in addition to the loan agreement, the House will be voting on the last batch of bills which Cyprus must enact into law to qualify for the rescue package. These include an interim Immovable Property Tax, a bill on additional scaled pay cuts for the broader public sector and an item further restricting access to free health care. As one ex-politician put it: “It would be insane for the House to have okayed all the memorandum bills but then throw out the actual memorandum and the loan deal.”

Capital controls eased further THROUGH a tenth decree issued last night, the Central Bank further eased capital controls for transactions both within and outside the island. Payments and money transfers (for any purpose) from one financial institution to another within Cyprus have been extended from €3000 to €10,000 monthly per individual. Payments and transfers from one bank to another within Cyprus are now capped at €300,000 per transaction for the purchase of goods and services. Any transactions over and above this amount – again for the purchase of goods or services – is permitted provided that documentation is presented. Payments and/or transfers within the country, for transactions falling under a bank account holder’s usual business activity, are extended to €500,000 per transaction on submission of documentation; for amounts above €500,000, approval is required from a special supervisory committee. Money transfers abroad per individual per month (for any purpose) are extended to €5,000 from €2,000 previously. Payments within the country via debit, credit

or prepaid card are allowed. And persons travelling abroad may take with them €3000 per trip (up from €2000) or the equivalent in another currency. Authorities imposed the controls on March 28, fearing a run on banks after Cyprus agreed a €10bn euro) international bailout that forced major depositors at its two biggest lenders to pay part of the cost of the rescue. The restrictions have starved the business world of cash. Also yesterday the regulator issued a separate decree for banks operating on the island which are either branches of foreign institutions or at least 50 per cent subsidiaries of foreign banks. For subsidiaries, the parent company must furnish the Central Bank with a ‘letter of comfort’ confirming that, for the duration of the decree, the parent company shall support the liquidity of its subsidiary so that the latter is not forced to request emergency liquidity funds from either the Central Bank or the EU. A parent company must also make arrangements to provide standby credit facility to its subsidiary at an amount equal to at least 30 per cent of its customers’ deposits.

Officials have stressed that passage of the IPT in particular is a precondition set by international lenders for the first disbursement of aid

money. Yesterday’s scheduled House plenary approved the budgets of a number of semi-governmental organisations; although the opera-

tional costs of the Ports Authority and the Electricity Authority were slashed by 10 per cent and 20 per cent, respectively.


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Acupuncturist cleared of rape in two cases

TWO YOUNG MEN DIE IN ROAD ACCIDENT

‘Witnesses failed to convince the court’ By George Psyllides A 44-YEAR-OLD anaesthesiologist and acupuncturist was yesterday acquitted of rape charges after the two main witnesses failed to convince the court. The man had been arrested towards the end of 2011 after two female patients reported to police they had been drugged and raped by the defendant who operated in Paralimni. The court found the man guilty on two charges of distributing a banned medicine – Ladose antidepressants not licensed in Cyprus. His sentence was time served – two months – while police were investigating the case. In its 87-page decision, the court said it had judged one of the two complainants to be completely unreliable. The woman did not offer convincing explanation why she continued to visit the doctor since, as she claimed, he had exhibited his intentions early on. The complainant “could have stopped every contact with the defendant since she lost the weight she wanted to lose,” the court said, describing her testimony regarding the rapes as “unreal and conflicting.” The woman also claimed that the defendant

put a stimulant in her tea so that he could have sex with her and that he threatened her with a knife and a pistol. The court questioned whether there was a need for him to threaten her when he could get her consent with the stimulant. Her claim that she was being raped at knifepoint when in an adjacent room another patient was receiving treatment was “unreal” the court said. The fact that she went home and slept after being raped without saying anything to anyone was also used to discredit the woman’s testimony. The court also found gaps in the testimony given by the second complainant but did not go as far as treating her as an unreliable witness also. Her basic weakness was that she had not been in a position to describe any rape incident and that she had not reported the case to the authorities immediately. On top of that, she had continued to visit the 44-year-old for treatment despite, as she claimed, some sex related incidents. The court conceded that the woman had had bad experiences at the man’s surgery and that after treatment she felt confused. “The fact that he drugged her as part of her treatment raises reasonable suspicion

that he did it so that he could sexually exploit her,” the court heard. However, the weaknesses in her testimony did not allow the court to find with certainty that the defendant had committed the offences he was accused of, the decision said. Assessing the evidence, the court concluded that the defendant had been having an affair with the first complainant but the sexual intercourse was not the result of sedation or other stimulants. The court said there had not been any sexual exploitation in the second case, judging that the woman had stopped seeing the doctor when she suspect”d she was being sexually abused. The court however censured the defendant who exploited the trust shown by his patient to put her through unnecessary sedation without even informing her of the substance contained in the injections or of their usefulness. It also described his behaviour towards the first woman as “unethical” as he gave her a large amount of drugs that caused various health problems. On hearing the verdict, relatives of the second woman reacted angrily saying “there’s no justice” while indicating they would take their case to European courts.

TWO people aged 21 and 22, died in an accident in the early hours yesterday and another 21-year-old, the driver, is in critical condition. According to police at around 4.30am the car being driven by Panayiotis Vlaxos on the Astromeriti–Evrychou road, close to the Atsas area, veered off course, hit a tree, flipped over and landed on the road. Vlaxos and his passengers, George Chrisis, 21, and Christoforos Christoforou, 22,

from Galata were trapped in the car. They were freed by members of the fire department and taken to the Nicosia general hospital where Chrisis and Christoforou were pronounced dead on arrival. Vlaxos was said to be in critical condition yesterday. Police traffic department chief Demetris Demetriou said it looked as if the cause of the accident was speeding but it would be investigated. (Christos Theodorides)

‘Meeting Point’ launches a unique photo contest THE MEETING Point, an initiative supported by the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus and operated by the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR), is organising a photo contest on the theme of Cooperation. ‘The Meeting Point’ housed at the Home for Cooperation, invites people to enter into the “true spirit of cooperation” entering the competition. Through a call for entries open to photographers worldwide, the aim of the competition is to create an uninterrupted visual journey made from exquisite imagery, navigating around the notion of ‘cooperation’. The competition is open to both professional and amateur photographers of any age group. The Meeting Point’s mission is to promote bi-communal dialogue, facilitate cooperation between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities, and promote multiculturalism in Cyprus. The jury, who will decide upon the winning photographs, will comprise of the following three professional

Cypriot photographers: Vassos Stylianou ABIPP, Kerim Belet and Avo Mangoian. This competition will culminate with an award ceremony in June, and the inauguration of a photographic exhibition to be hosted at the Home for Cooperation. Interested participants can download the submission rules and entry form at www.home4cooperation.info. The deadline for submissions is May 21. The winners will receive the following prizes: 1st Prize: Tablet iPad mini Wi-Fi 16GB 2nd Prize: Manfrotto Tripod 190XProB plus Head (496RC2 or 804RC2) 3rd Prize: La Sardina 35mm Lomography Camera & Flash DIY Edition Best Teenage Photographer Prize: La Sardina 35mm Lomography Camera and Flash ‘The Guvnor’ Edition For more information, please contact The Meeting Point at the Home for Cooperation, Ledra Palace UN Buffer Zone, or e-mail photography@ home4cooperation.info or visit www.home4cooperation. info or Tel.: + 357 22445740, +90 5488345740


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ΣΤΟ ΕΠΑΡΧΙΑΚΟ ΔΙΚΑΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΠΑΦΟΥ ΕΝΩΠΙΟΝ: Ρ. Λιμνατίου Α.Ε.Δ. Αρ. Αγωγής: 157/12 Μεταξύ: HELLENIC BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LTD, από την Λευκωσία Εναγόντων ΚΑΙ THOMAS PETER HUMPLEBY (Αρ. Διαβ. 107940101), από το Ην. Βασίλειο Εναγομένου ΕΞ-ΠΑΡΤΕ ΑΙΤΗΣΗ ΥΠΟ:- HELLENIC BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LTD, από την Λευκωσία Εναγόντων-Αιτητών Η αίτηση αυτή που παρουσιάστηκε στο Δικαστήριο για ακρόαση στην παρουσία της καs Α. Κακογιάννη για κ.κ. Α. Κακογιάννη & Συνεργάτες ΔΕΠΕ, Δικηγόροι για τους ενάγοντες-αιτητές, το Δικαστήριο τούτο αφού ανάγνωσε την αίτηση και την ένορκη δήλωση που τη συνοδεύει, ΔΙΑΤΑΤΤΕΙ όπως εκδροθεί και δια του παρόντος εκδίδεται διάταγμα δια του οποίου επιτρέπεται η υποκατάστατη επίδοση της υπό τον ως άνω αριθμό τίτλο αγωγής, στον εναγόμενο, ως ακολούθως: - Δια δημοσιεύσεως εισ μίαν ημερήσιαν αγγλόφωνον εφημερίδαν. ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΔΙΚΑΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΤΟΥΤΟ ΠΕΡΑΙΤΕΡΩ ΔΙΔΕΙ ΟΔΗΓΙΕΣ όπως ο εναγόμενος-καθ’ου η αίτηση καταχωρήσει Σημείωμα Εμφάνισης εντός 30 ημερών από την δημοσίευση. ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΔΙΚΑΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΤΟΘΤΟ ΠΕΡΑΙΤΕΡΩ ΔΙΑΤΑΤΤΕΙ όπως εάν ο εναγόμενος-καθ’ου η αίτηση παραλείψει να καταχωρήσει εμφάνιση μέσα στην πιο πάνω προθεσμία, οποιαδήποτε μεταγενέστερη αίτηση στην πιο πάνω Αγωγή θα θεωρείται ότι του έχει επιδοθεί εφόσον τούτη αναρτηθεί στον Πίνακα Ειδοποιήσεων του Επαρχιακού Δικαστηρίου Πάφου για περίοδο 5 ημερών. Δόθηκε την 4.3.13 Συντάχθηκε 20.3.13 (Υπ.) Ρ. Λιμνατίτου, Α.Ε.Δ. Πιστό αντίγραφο Πρωτοκολλητής FORM No. 6 Notice of Summons for Service to A Non-Cypriot Citizen (O.6, R.6) BEFORE THE PAPHOS DISTRICT COURT Scale: €100.000-500.000 expenses Lawsuit No.: 157/12 Between:HELLENIC BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LTD, from Nicosia Plaintiff AND THOMAS PETER HUMPLEBY, (Passport No. 107940101) from the United Kingdom Defendant You are hereby notified that HELLENIC BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LTD, from Nicosia, has filed a lawsuit against you before the Paphos District Court, in Cyprus, by virtue of a Summons, dated 20/01/2012. The claim of the Plaintiff included in the Summons is as follows: A. Against the defendant the amount of €135.961,52s, plus 13% interest as from 01/09/2011 until full payment over the amount of €132.985,91s, by virtue of a loan agreement, with the right of capitalization of the interest on June 30th and December 31st of each year. B. Against the defendant, the expenses of the lawsuit, plus the expenses of the service, plus VAT. No. 10263711A. And you are requested to defend yourselves against the aforementioned lawsuit within 30 days as from the service of the present Summons by means of registering an appearance in the manner specified below. And you are informed that in case you fail to register an appearance in the way specified below, the aforementioned party, HELLENIC BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LTD, from Nicosia, is entitled to proceed with the lawsuit and have a judgment issued without your presence. Stamped with the stamp of (signature) The Paphos District Court THE REGISTRAR Note: An Appearance may be registered either in person or through a lawyer, by means of submitting an appearance notice to the Registrar of the Paphos District Court and, on the same day, by means of delivering a copy of the appearance notice, dated, signed and stamped by the Registrar, to the service address of the Plaintiff, which is: THE LAW FIRM OF A. KAKOYIANNIS & ASSOCIATES LLC, 01, Karaiskaki Str., 8011 PAPHOS.

From school plays to one of UK’s top TV shows

(Form J.195G). Aρ.2. – KΛΗΤΗΡΙΟΝ ΕΙΔΙΚΩΣ ΟΠΙΣΘΟΓΡΑΦΗΜΕΝΟΝ (0.2,r.6) ΚΛΙΜΑΚΑ ΕΞΟΔΩΝ €100.000 – 500.000 Εν τω Επαρχιακώ Δικαστηρίω Πάφου Μεταξύ: HELLENIC BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LTD εκ Λευκωσίας

By Maria Gregoriou A CYPRIOT actor from Nicosia, Ioannis Charalambous, will be playing in the popular British period drama television series on ITV Downton Abbey in season four, which will begin in September. Charalambous, 27, has already had an appearance in the Christmas special at the end of season three, which aired on Christmas day, 2012 in which he played an unnamed ‘period dancer’. He got the part after receiving a phone call from one of his teachers at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) about an audition she thought he should attend. “In London it’s who you know and who you get the chance to meet. If someone in the field sees that you are simple, disciplined in what you do and have your feet on the ground, they will want to work with you again,” Charalambous said. “I had attended an audition for Sherlock Holmes and my teacher remembered me from that and thought I should attend another audition she had in mind. I didn’t know what I was auditioning for. I just read some lines and at the end they told me it was an audition for Downton Abbey,” Charalambous added. When on set, Charalambous was amazed by the simplicity, how everyone worked togeth-

Ioannis Charalambous is finding fame in London er to achieve the best result. “We would be filming for 15 hours but I didn’t feel tired at the end of it. I felt happy that I had learned so much and was honoured that I was able to work with such professionals.” The cast of Downton Abbey include Dame Maggie Smith, Jim Carter, Hugh Bonneville and Lesley Nicol. Charalambous said Smith was a professional who was efficient and disciplined. After finishing his army service in Cyprus, Charalambous went to London to study marketing and advertising but his passion was always acting. “I knew I wanted to be an actor but at the time I could only imagine doing so in Greece because I had no knowledge about training for the theatre in the United Kingdom,” he said. While going to see a play, Charalambous met with George Rodosthenous, a lecturer in music theatre at the University of Leeds. Rodos-

thenous advised Charalambous to contact three schools but only LAMDA’s deadline for admission was still open. After auditioning Charalambous got a recall and entered a training course. “I was the only foreign student there and when I asked why they accepted me as I had never studied English literature and didn’t know much about the great British playwrights like Shakespeare, I was told that it is not about what you say but about the passion and the energy you have. I had the Greek passion they said,” After playing in Henrik Ibsen’s Emperor and Galilean at the National Theatre for five months, Charalambous entered the Drama Centre London for a year. His next project is to perform an original monologue in London that has never been staged before.

He is also waiting to hear back from auditions for a part on the big screen. From a young age Charalambous can remember being taken to the theatre by his uncle and playing in The Grammar School’s productions, where he went to school. “It is from my teachers at school that I got my first love for the arts. I remember falling in love with Cypriot poetry and learning about our culture. I am very proud to be Cypriot and I hope to come and perform in Cyprus very soon. “I am open to play anywhere. It is not about where you act but about the excitement behind the project. I had to go through a lot of rejections until I got a yes. Theatre, like any art, is a passion that you carry around with you. You can’t let anyone put you in a box or tell you not to dream.”

ΣΤΟ ΕΠΑΡΧΙΑΚΟ ΔΙΚΑΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΠΑΦΟΥ ΕΝΩΠΙΟΝ: Ρ. Λιμνατίου Α.Ε.Δ. Αρ. Αγωγής: 157/12

NICOSIA FAMILY COURT Divorce Jurisdiction BEFORE: G. Serghides, Pr. Fam. Ct. Chr. Demetriou, J.Fam. Ct. F. Constantinou, J. Fam.Ct. Between: ONYEKA JONATHAN EGOM,46A Sokratous Str., Pall/ssa, 1040 Nicosia.

Appl. No. 233/13

Μεταξύ: HELLENIC BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LTD, από την Λευκωσία Εναγόντων ΚΑΙ

Applicant and OANA DAMIAN, unknown address in Cyprus. Respondent Interim Application from Applicant dated 8.4.13 Upon the application of Mr Costas Loizou Counsel for the Applicant, THIS COURT, after having read the application and the affidavit attached there to, dated 8/4/13 and after hearing what was said from Mr. C. Loizou, lawyer, DOTH HEREBY GRANT AN ORDER by which SUBSTITUTED service of the Application and of the present Order by publishing it in a daily English language newspaper. In the publication paper should only be mentioned of the remedy applied for and that the substantial facts which the Applicant invokes for the issue of the remedy applied for, are contained in the Application. The Respondent may file a Defence within 20 days from service on her. In case of failure by the Respondent to file a defence within the above mentioned period of time, any other subsequent notice shall be deemed as well served if same is appended on the Court’s notice-board for five consecutive days. The cost of the Application shall be cost in the cause. This application is fixed for service on 28.5.13 at 9.00 a.m. Given on 9.4.13 Drawn up on 19.4.13 (Sgd) G. Serghides, Pr. Fam. Ct. (Sgd) Chr. Demetriou, J.Fam. Ct. (Sgd) F. Constantinou, J. Fam.Ct. TRUE COPY REGISTRAR RK-AD.590-EPDIVM233.13 NICOSIA FAMILY COURT Divorce Jurisdiction Appl. No. 233/13 Between: ONYEKA JONATHAN EGOM,46A Sokratous Str., Pall/ssa, 1040 Nicosia. Applicant - and OANA DAMIAN, unknown address in Cyprus. Respondent REMEDY APPLIED FOR: A. Judgment of the Court and/or Order of the Court, dissolving the civil marriage of the Applicant with the Respondent, which was celebrate on 06.04.2012, at Livadia Municipality, Larnaca, for irretrievable breakdown of their conjugal relationship. The substantial facts which the applicant invokes for the remedy applied for, are mentioned in the application.

THOMAS PETER HUMPLEBY (Αρ. Διαβ. 107940101), από το Ην. Βασίλειο, 71 Warley Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 2LL, United Kingdom Εναγομένου ΕΞ-ΠΑΡΤΕ ΑΙΤΗΣΗ ΥΠΟ:- HELLENIC BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LTD από την Λευκωσία Εναγόντων-Αιτητών Η αίτηση αυτή που παρουσιάστηκε στο Δικαστήριο για ακρόαση στην παρουσία της καs Α. Κακογιάννη & Συνεργάτες ΔΕΠΕ, Δικηγόροι για τους ενάγοντες-αιτητές, το Δικαστήριο τούτο αφού ανάγνωσε την αίτηση και την ένορκη δήλωση που τη συνοδεύει, ΔΙΑΤΑΤΤΕΙ όπως εκδροθεί και δια του παρόντος εκδίδεται διάταγμα με το οποίο επεκτείνεται αναδρομικά ο χρόνος καταχώρησης αιτήσεως για ανανέωση του Κλητηρίου Εντάλματος εναντίον του εναγομένου από 20.1.13 μέχρι σήμερα. ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΔΙΚΑΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΤΟΘΤΟ ΠΕΡΑΙΤΕΡΩ ΔΙΑΤΑΤΤΕΙ όπως εκδοθεί και δια του παρόντος εκδίδεται διάταγμα με το οποίο ανανεώνεται η ισχύς του Κλητηρίου Εντάλματος για περίοδο 6 μηνών. Δόθηκε την 16.4.13 Συντάχθηκε 22.4.13 Πιστό αντίγραφο Πρωτοκολλητής

(Υπ.) Ρ. Λιμνατίτου, Α.Ε.Δ.

Αρ. 157 / 2012

Εναγομένοιυ Τω άνω εναγομένω (α) 71, Warley Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 2LL, United Kingdom Διατάττεσθε δια του παρόντος όπως εντός δέκα ημερών από της επιδόσεως του παρόντος κλητηρίου καταχωρήσετε εμφάνισιν εν αγωγή ήτις εκινήθη εναντίον υμών υπο του άνω ενάγοντος. εκ(α) Λευκωσίας, Πλατεία Στυλιανού Λένα 1 (γ) Η εν τη αγωγή αξίωσις του Ενάγοντος εκτίθεται εις έκθεσιν απαιτήσεως ως φαίνεται όπισθεν. Η διεύθυνσις επιδόσεως του Ενάγοντος είναι (δ) ΤΟ ΔΙΚΗΓΟΡΙΚΟ ΓΡΑΦΕΙΟ Α. Κακογιάννης & Συνεργάτες ΔΕΠΕ, , ΓΩΝΙΑ ΚΙΝΥΡΑ & Ν.ΝΙΚΟΛΑΙΔΗ ΠΑΦΟΣ Εστω δε εις γνώσιν υμών ότι, εάν παραλείψητε να καταχωρήσητε εμφάνισιν συμφώνως προς τον κατωτέρω καθοριζόμενον τρόπον, ο Ενάγων δύναται να προχωρήση την αγωγήν και δύναται να δοθή απόφασις εν τη απουσία υμών. Κατεχωρήθη και εσφραγίσθη την (ε) 20/01/2012 Α. Κακογιάννης & Συνεργάτες ΔΕΠΕ (Υπογρ.) Πρωτοκολλητής (στ) Δικηγόροι δι’ Ενάγουσα Σημείωσις(1)Εμφάνισις δύναται να καταχωρηθή είτε προσωπικώς είτε δια δικηγόρου δια της παραδόσεως εις τον Πρωτοκολλητήν εν (ζ) Πάφω σημειώματος εμφανίσεως, και διά της παραδόσεως κατά την ιδίαν ημέραν υπογεγραμμένου και εσφραγισμένου υπο του Πρωτοκολλητού. (2) Εάν ο Εναγόμενος παραλείψη να παραδώση υπεράσπισιν εντός δέκα τεσσάρων ημερών από της τελευταίας ημέρας του δια την εμφάνισιν του οριζομένου χρόνου, δύναται να εκδοθή απόφασις εναντίον του άνευ ειδοποιήσεως, εκτός εάν εν τω μεταξύ έχη επιδοθή εις αυτόν αίτησις προς έκδοσιν αποφάσεως. (Ιδε όπισθεν (α) Σημειώσατε πλήρη διεύθυνσιν, συμπεριλαμβανομένων οδού και αριθμού οικήματος, εάν υπάρχη. (β) Δηλώσατε επάγγελμα Εναγομένου, εάν είναι γνωστόν. (γ) Δηλώσατε επάγγελμα Ενάγοντος. (δ) Σημειώσατε το ονοματεπώνυμον, το επάγγελμα και την διεύθυνσιν προσώπου τινός εντός των δημοτικών ορίων της πόλεως ή του χωρίου ένθα κείται το Πρωτοκολλητείον εις ο κατεχωρήθη η αγωγή, παρά τω οποίω προσώπω δύνανται να αφεθώσιν έγγραφα προοριζόμενα δια τον Ενάγοντα. (ε) Η ημερομηνία δέον να συμπληρωθή υπο του Πρωτοκολλητού. (στ) Απαλείψατε τας λέξεις «Δικηγόρος δι’ Ενάγοντα’» εάν κινήτε την αγωγήν προσωπικώς, και προσθέσατε την λέξιν «Ενάγων» (ζ) Δηλώσατε την πόλιν ή το χωρίον εις ο κείται το Πρωτοκολλητείον το περιγραφόμενον εις (δ) ανωτέρω. Σημείωσις.-Κατά την σύνταξη κλητηρίου δέον να δίδεται προσοχή εις τας προνοίας της Διατάξεως 2 και τας προνοίας τας διεπούσας εκθέσεις απαιτήσεως. Σημείωσις δι’ Εναγόμενον.- Εναγόμενος κλητευθείς δι’ αξίωσιν υπερβαίνουσαντας Λ.25, όστις επιθυμεί ναχρησιμοποιήση τας υπηρεσίας δικηγόρου, δέον να έχη υπ’ όψιν του ότι, εκτός της αδεία του Δικαστού, δικηγόρος δενδύναται να καταχωρήση εμφάνισιν δι’ αυτόν εκτός εάν ούτος έχη έγγραφον εντολήν δοθείσαν εις αυτόν υπό του Εναγομένου κατά τον Τύπον 12Α ΕΚΘΕΣΗ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΩΣ Η αξίωσις της Ενάγουσας είναι ως περιγράφεται στην παράγραφο 9 Α και Β της Έκθεσης Απαιτήσεως: ΛΕΠΤΟΜΕΡΕΙΑΙ:1. Η ενάγουσα είναι Δημόσια Εταιρεία περιορισμένης ευθύνης εγγεγραμμένη σύμφωνα με τη σχετική νομοθεσία και η οποία δυνάμει ειδικού ψηφίσματος το οποίο καταχωρήθηκε στον Έφορο Εταιρειών στις 06/06/05 μετονομάστηκε από Hellenic Bank Ltd ή στα ελληνικά Ελληνική Τράπεζα Λτδ, σε “HELLENIC BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LTD”, συναλλάσσεται δε, και με το όνομα “ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ ΔΗΜΟΣΙΑ ΕΤΑΙΡΕΙΑ ΛΤΔ.“ 2. Ο εναγόμενος είναι Άγγλος υπήκοος και μόνιμος κάτοικος Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου. 3. Κατά ή περί την 31/03/2008 κατηρτίσθη και υπεγράφη Σύμβαση Στεγαστικού Δανείου μεταξύ της ενάγουσας και του εναγομένου και σύμφωνα με τους όρους αυτής, η ενάγουσα παρεχώρησε εις τον εναγόμενο στεγαστικό δάνειο εκ Ευρώ 101.000,00. Ανοίχθηκε και χρεώθηκε με το ποσό του δανείου ο αριθμός λογαριασμού 512-31-445022-01 ο οποίος λειτουργούσε και/ή εχρησιμοποιείτο κατά τους ουσιώδεις χρόνους εις το όνομα του εναγομένου, υπό τους πιο κάτω κυρίως όρους: α) Το δάνειο και παντός είδους χρεώσεις συνεφωνήθη ότι θα ήταν πληρωτέα αρχικώς δια 24 μηνιαίων δόσεων εκ Ευρώ 433,46σ έκαστης, της πρώτης δόσεως ούσης πληρωτέας την 30/04/2008 και της τελευταίας την 31/03/2010 και ακολούθως δια 96 μηνιαίων δόσεων εκ Ευρώ 1.293,49σ έκαστης, της πρώτης δόσεως πληρωτέας την 30/04/2010 και της τελευταίας πληρωτέας την 31/03/2018. Σε περίπτωση διαφοροποίησης του Συνόλου Επιτοκίου μετά την πάροδο των δυο πρώτων ετών συμφωνήθηκε ότι θα μεταβάλλεται το ύψος των δόσεων αλλά όχι η ημερομηνία λήξης του δανείου και ότι οι δόσεις θα συνεχίσουν να είναι πληρωτέες μηνιαίως. β) Το χορηγούμενο ποσό του δανείου και/ή της πιστώσεως θα χρεώνεται με ετήσιο κυμαινόμενο επιτόκιο, το οποίο θα συνίσταται από το κάθε φορά καθοριζόμενο από την Τράπεζα βασικό επιτόκιο της Τράπεζας προσαυξημένο σε κάθε περίπτωση κατά 1,15% . Με βάση τα πιο πάνω το επιτόκιο κατά τον ουσιώδη χρόνο της παρούσας Συμφωνίας ανερχόταν σε 5,15% (βασικό επιτόκιο 4,00% πλέον περιθώριο 1,15%) Πιστόν Αντίγραφο Α. ΚΑΚΟΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ & ΣΥΝΕΡΓΑΤΕΣ ΔΕΠΕ (Υπογρ.) Πρωτοκολλητής (α)Δικηγόροι δι’ Ενάγουσα _____________________________________________________________________ (α) Απαλείψατε τας λέξεις «Δικηγόρος δι’ Ενάγοντα» εάν κινήτε την αγωγήν προσωπικώς και προσθέσατε την λέξιν «Ενάγων» γ) Ο τόκος θα υπολογίζεται και είναι πληρωτέος την 30ην Ιουνίου και 31ην Δεκεμβρίου έκαστου έτους, οπότε και θα χρεώνεται στο υπόλοιπο του λογαριασμού και θα υπολογίζονται πάνω σ’ αυτό τόκοι και οποιαδήποτε άλλα δικαιώματα προμήθειες και/ή χρεώσεις σύμφωνα με τους όρους της παρούσας Συμφωνίας. δ) Η Τράπεζα θα δικαιούται κατά την απόλυτο κρίση της να μεταβάλλει καθημερινώς και/ή οποτεδήποτε, το Βασικό Επιτόκιο και θα δίδει προς τούτο σχετική ειδοποίηση στον χρεώστη με ανακοίνωση στον Τύπο ή με οποιοδήποτε άλλο προσφορότερο κατά την κρίση της Τράπεζας τρόπο. ε) Η Τράπεζα δικαιούται να μεταβάλλει καθημερινώς και/ή οποτεδήποτε μέσα στα πλαίσια των νομισματικών και πιστωτικών κανόνων που ισχύουν κάθε φορά, των συνθηκών της αγοράς, της αξίας του χρήματος και οποιωνδήποτε μεταβολών στην οικονομική κατάσταση του χρεώστη, στην υφιστάμενη ή συμφωνημένη ευρύτερη συνεργασία της Τράπεζας με τον χρεώστη, ή κατά την κρίση της, τις προμήθειες, το Περιθώριο, τα Τραπεζικά δικαιώματα και τον τόκο υπερημερίας, το χρόνο καταβολής/χρέωσης του τόκου ή γενικά οποιαδήποτε άλλη αλλαγή και η αλλαγή αυτή θα είναι δεσμευτική για τον χρεώστη που θα λαμβάνει γνώση με ανακοίνωση στον ημερήσιο τύπο ή ειδοποίηση ως προνοείται στη παράγραφο 13 της ρηθείσας συμφωνίας δανείου ή με τον προσφορότερο κατά την κρίση της Τράπεζας τρόπο και θα ισχύει από την ημερομηνία που θα καθορίζεται στην ανακοίνωση ή ειδοποίηση. στ) Παράλειψις ή άρνησις του πρωτοφειλέτη όπως καταβάλλει οιανδήποτε των ως άνω δόσεων μεθ’ οιονδήποτε τόκων ή προμηθειών ή δικαιωμάτων οφειλόμενων δυνάμει της ρηθείσης συμφωνίας εν όλων /ή εν μέρει κατά τας καθοριζομένας ημερομηνίας ή ευθύς ως η ενάγουσα ήθελε απαιτήσει οιανδήποτε πληρωμή καθιστά το ρηθέν δάνειο ή οποιοδήποτε υπόλοιπο αυτού αμέσως πληρωτέο και απαιτητό και παρέχει στην ενάγουσα άνευ επηρεασμού οιασδήποτε ετέρας θεραπείας ή δικαιώματος, το δικαίωμα να απαιτήσει δικαστικά ή άλλως πως και εισπράξει κάθε οφειλόμενο ποσό προς την Τράπεζα, συμπεριλαμβανομένων του κεφαλαίου, τόκου, τόκου υπερημερίας, προμήθειας, δικαιωμάτων, δαπανών, επιβαρύνσεων, χρεώσεων, άλλως εξόδων, πλέον των δικαστικών εξόδων, μέχρι πλήρους και τελικής εξοφλήσεως. ζ) Σε περίπτωση καθυστέρησης καταβολής οιασδήποτε δόσης, το καθυστερημένο ποσό θα φέρει επί πλέον χρέωση τόκου υπερημερίας από την ημέρα της καθυστέρησης μέχρι της εξόφλησης του. Ως τόκος υπερημερίας συμφωνείται το εκάστοτε Σύνολο Επιτοκίου που θα ισχύει κατά την χρονική στιγμή της υπερημερίας προσαυξημένο κατά 4,75%. Περαιτέρω η Τράπεζα θα έχει πάντοτε το δικαίωμα να απαιτήσει σε οποιανδήποτε στιγμή, αποπληρωμή του δανείου ή οποιουδήποτε υπολοίπου του, οπότε το δάνειο ή οποιονδήποτε υπόλοιπο του καθίσταται α��έσως πληρωτέο και απαιτητό. η) Η Τράπεζα θα μπορεί να στείλει την ειδοποίηση της προς τον χρεώστη με το συνηθισμένο ταχυδρομείο ή με ιδιόχειρη επιστολή στην διεύθυνση που αναφέρεται στην εν λόγω Συμφωνία ή σε οποιαδήποτε νέα διεύθυνση την οποία θα δώσει ο πελάτης προς την Τράπεζα ή στην τελευταία γνωστή του διεύθυνση. Η ενάγουσα θα αναφερθεί κατά την δικάσιμο στο πλήρες κείμενο της εν λόγω συμφωνίας. 4. Ο εναγόμενος, στις 31/03/2008 συμφώνησε και/ή αποδέχτηκε γραπτώς έγγραφο και/ή επιστολή ανειλημμένης υποχρέωσης ημερομηνίας 13/03/2008 της Ενάγουσας, στην οποία αναφέρονται λεπτομέρειες και/ή βασικοί όροι των πιστωτικών διευκολύνσεων που παραχωρήθηκαν σε αυτόν από την Ενάγουσα. 5. Εις αντάλλαγμα των τραπεζικών και/ή πιστωτικών διευκολύνσεων οποιασδήποτε μορφής είτε σε μορφή δανείων οποιασδήποτε φύσεως είτε σε μορφή τρεχούμενου ή άλλου είδους λογαριασμού και/ή άλλως πως και/ή ως εξασφάλιση των υποχρεώσεων του εναγομένου προς την ενάγουσα, δυνάμει Σύμβασης Στεγαστικού Δανείου ημερομηνίας 31/03/2008 ως ανωτέρω στην παράγραφο 3 περιγράφεται, παραχωρήθησαν κατά τον ουσιώδη χρόνο οι πιο κάτω εξασφαλίσεις: Α. Κατά ή περί την 31/03/2008 καταρτίστηκε και/ή υπεγράφη συμφωνία εκχώρησης δικαιωμάτων από αγοραπωλητήριο συμβόλαιο ακινήτου μεταξύ του εναγομένου – εκχωρητή, του πωλητή και της ενάγουσας προς όφελος της ενάγουσας. Η ενάγουσα επιφυλάσσει κάθε δικαίωμα της αναφορικά με την ρηθείσα συμφωνία εκχώρησης δικαιωμάτων εκ του αγοραπωλητηρίου εγγράφου. Β. Περαιτέρω κατά ή περί την 31/03/2008 καταρτίστηκε και/ή υπογράφηκε από τον εναγόμενο προς όφελος της ενάγουσας συμφωνία ανάληψης υποχρέωσης υποθήκευσης ακινήτου. Η ενάγουσα επιφυλάσσει κάθε δικαίωμα της αναφορικά με την ρηθείσα συμφωνία. 6. Με βάση το Νόμο περί ελευθεροποίησης του επιτοκίου και συναφών θεμάτων το ετήσιο χρεωστικό επιτόκιο του πιο πάνω λογαριασμού έχει μετατραπεί από την 17/01/2011 σε 13.00% σταθερό. Ο τόκος θα υπολογίζεται ημερησίως επί του ποσού των χρεωστικών υπολοίπων και θα κεφαλαιοποιείται δύο φορές ετησίως ήτοι την 30ην Ιουνίου και 31ην Δεκεμβρίου εκάστου έτους μαζί με οιαδήποτε άλλα δικαιώματα, προμήθειες και/ή χρεώσεις. 7. Η ενάγουσα εις ότι αφορά τους όρους του παραχωρηθέντος δανείου και και/ή των άλλων πιστωτικών διευκολύνσεων και/ή τους όρους των σχετικών εγγράφων θα επικαλεσθεί και επικαλείται μεταξύ άλλων και τα ακόλουθα έγγραφα τόσον αναφορικά προς το περιεχόμενο των όσων και αναφορικά προς την αληθή ερμηνεία τούτων ισχύν. Α) Συμφωνία Στεγαστικού δανείου ημερ.31/03/2008. Β) Συμφωνία εκχώρησης δικαιωμάτων από αγοραπωλητήριο συμβόλαιο ακινήτου ημερομηνίας 31/03/2008. Γ) Συμφωνία ανάληψης υποχρέωσης υποθήκευσης ακινήτου ημερομηνίας 31/03/2008. Δ) Επιστολή ανειλημμένης υποχρέωσης ημερομηνίας 13/03/2008. Ε) Επιστολή τερματισμού ημερομηνίας 10/02/2010. Ε) Επιστολές τερματισμού ημερομηνίας 17/01/2011 και 14/10/2011. ΣΤ) Καταστάσεις Λογαριασμού. Ζ) Οιοδήποτε άλλο έγγραφο υπάρχει στο αρχείο της Ενάγουσας. 8. Η Ενάγουσα απέστειλε επιστολή ημερ.10/02/2010 στον εναγόμενο με την οποία τον ενημέρωσε ότι τερμάτισε τη λειτουργία του πιο πάνω λογαριασμού και/ή πιστώσεων και κάλεσε τον εναγόμενο όπως προβεί σε πλήρη και τελεία εξόφληση του οφειλόμενου υπολοίπου δυνάμει των πιο πάνω πιστωτικών διευκολύνσεων και/ή εγγυήσεων, εντός 7 ημερών από την ημερομηνία της επιστολής, πλην όμως αυτός αρνήθηκε και/ή αμέλησε και/ή παρέλειψε να πράξει τούτο, ολικώς ή μερικώς μέχρι σήμερα. Την 17/01/2011 και 14/10/2011 η Ενάγουσα απέστειλε στον εναγόμενο επιστολή με το ίδιο περιεχόμενο και με ενημέρωση για την αύξηση του επιτοκίου σε 13% σταθερό, όμως ο εναγόμενος αμέλησε και/ή παρέλειψε να συμμορφωθεί μέχρι σήμερα. 9. Και η ενάγουσα αξιοί: Α) Εναντίον του εναγομένου ποσό € 135.961,52σ πλέον τόκους προς 13% από 01/09/2011 μέχρι εξόφλησης επί ποσού €132.985,91 δυνάμει ειρημμένης συμφωνίας δανείου με κεφαλαιοποίηση του τόκου την 30ην Ιουνίου και 31η Δεκεμβρίου εκάστου έτους. Β) Εναντίον του εναγομένου τα έξοδα της αγωγής, πλέον έξοδα επίδοσης, πλέον Φ.Π.Α 10263711 Α Για την Ενάγουσα Α. ΚΑΚΟΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ & ΣΥΝΕΡΓΑΤΕΣ ΔΕΠΕ ΔΙΚΗΓΟΡΟΙ Εάν το αξιούμενο ποσόν μετά των Εξόδων προς Ευρώ.1326= πληρωθούν εις την Ενάγουσα ή τους Δικηγόρους τους εντός 10 ημερών από της επιδόσεως του παρόντος κλητηρίου εντάλματος πάσα περαιτέρω διαδικασία θα ανασταλεί. ΠΡΩΤΟΚΟΛΛΗΤΗΣ


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Medvedev will not be sacked as PM

Srebrenica apology offered by Nikolic

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin played down differences with his government over economic policy yesterday and signalled he was not about to respond to calls to dismiss his prime minister. There has been speculation for months in the media and among political analysts that Putin, back in the Kremlin since last May, could make Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev a scapegoat if Russia’s economy continues to slide towards recession. But in response to a question at a nationwide phone-in that was broadcast live, Putin said: “There is no division between the government and the president, or the presidential administration (on the economy).” He acknowledged there may be a lot of complaints about the government’s work but, indicating it needed time to prove itself, he said: “The people have only been in their jobs a year.” Putin, 60, was taking part in his first phone-in with the Russian public since replacing long-time ally Medvedev as president after four years as prime minister. The former KGB spy has dominated Russia as president or premier since 2000. The phone-in has been an almost annual event since 2001, and Putin has often used his marathon performances, answering questions on anything from pensions to foreign policy, to show he is in control of the country of more than 140 million. He had been expected to use this year’s call-in to show he has reasserted his grip on Russia after it came under threat just over a year ago during the biggest protests since he first rose to power. The protests have since dwindled. Putin said this week Russia must adopt stimulus measures to improve economic growth, acknowledging it risked sliding into recession due to falling commodity prices which had affected main exports.

SERBIA’S nationalist president has implored forgiveness for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia, in his deepest apology yet for crimes committed by Serbs in the wars that destroyed Yugoslavia. “I am on my knees and asking for a pardon for Serbia for the crime that was committed in Srebrenica,” President Tomislav Nikolic told a TV interviewer. “I apologise for the crimes that any individual has committed in the name of our state and our people.” The contrite statement by Nikolic, once a disciple of the Greater Serbia ideology that fuelled the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, marked a sharp change of tone that could help the slow process of reconciliation between Serbia and Bosnia as they edge towards a common goal of European Union membership. Serbia’s relations with its neighbours are under close scrutiny from the EU, which gave it a tentative green light on Monday to start accession talks this year. Bosnian Muslim leader Bakir Izetbegovic publicly upbraided Nikolic on a visit to Belgrade this week and said he should face the truth of what went on in Bosnia before the region could move on. Zeljko Komsic, the Croat member of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency, told Bosnian state radio he was “positively surprised” by Nikolic’s apology and said it should help improve ties between the two countries. Some 8,000 Muslim men and boys died in Srebrenica, a former UN “safe haven” that fell to Bosnian Serb forces under wartime commander Ratko Mladic. The victims were rounded up, executed and bulldozed into pits over five days in July 1995.

TV screens in a Moscow shop yesterday show Putin’s televised question and answer session with the nation (AFP)

‘Russia and US must cooperate on security’ By Timothy Heritage PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin said yesterday the Boston bombing proved his tough line on insurgents in the North Caucasus was justified and that Russia and the United States must step up cooperation on security. After receiving almost 2 million questions from the Baltic Sea to Russia’s far east, Putin used his annual “hotline” dialin to present the image of a man still in control a year into his third term and not afraid of criticism at home and abroad. “If we truly join our efforts together, we will not allow these strikes and suffer such losses,” he said in the phonein, which critics say is looking increasingly outdated as he fields often predictable

Putin addresses topics from pensions to Boston bombs questions from loyal factory workers, airforce pilots and struggling mothers. But this time he made sure there were some critical voices in the audience, with former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin taking him to task over economic decline. Putin shrugged off his criticism by jokingly calling him a “slacker”. Looking stern and occasionally shifting forward in his chair to make a point, Putin took questions on issues ranging from pensions and roads to the ethnic Chechens suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

He avoided criticising the US failure to prevent the bombings despite Russian concerns about the brothers, but he took the chance to justify using heavy force against Islamist militants who oppose Russian rule in the North Caucasus. “We have always said that action is needed and not declarations. Now two criminals have confirmed the correctness of our thesis,” the former KGB spy said. Putin, who first asserted his authority by crushing a Chechen independence bid in a war over a decade ago,

has long said the US underestimates the security threat posed by the Islamist militants and rejected international accusations that Moscow’s use of force in the region has been heavy-handed. His remarks underlined his intention to use heightened concern over security to win closer cooperation with the United States in the run-up to the Sochi Winter Olympics next February. The Olympics are a pet project for Putin and intended as a showcase of what Russia can achieve. A fatal attack on the Games would put those efforts in doubt. Putin, 60, was taking part in his first phone-in with the Russian public since returning to the presidency last May after four years as prime minister.

European Union antitrust body seeks other viewpoints on Google concessions GOOGLE’S rivals will have the chance to comment on concessions proposed by the U.S. internet company to end an E.U. antitrust investigation, in a move that could force the company to improve its offer or even scupper a deal. Complainants including Microsoft, online travel sites TripAdvisor and

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likely to press for more concessions. Google, the world’s most popular search engine, submitted its proposals earlier this month after the European Commission outlined four areas of concern about its business practices, saying these could restrict consumer choice and competition.

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EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said at the time he would try to reach a decision, including legally-binding commitments, based on Google’s proposals. But this could change, depending on the arguments made by Google’s rivals. Without a deal, Google could face a hefty fine.

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Britain BRITAIN TODAY Rival proposal BRITAIN’S newspaper industry yesterday rejected Prime Minister David Cameron’s crossparty plans for a new regulatory system to rein in the much-criticised scandal-hungry press, and submitted its own rival proposals instead. Last month, the government published plans to overhaul press regulation following a public inquiry, set up in the wake of a phone-hacking scandal at one of Rupert Murdoch’s titles, which called for radical changes to address public outrage. But the Newspaper Society, a body which represents national and local titles which had argued the government’s plans could imperil press freedom, announced they had rejected the proposals for “statesponsored” regulation. “The draft royal charter published by the government on 18 March - which has been condemned by a range of international press freedom organisations - has no support within the press,” the Newspaper Society said in a statement. It said the industry would apply for its own royal charter to establish a new system, which it said would address the issues raised in the inquiry headed by senior judge Brian Leveson.

BBC cap THE BBC’s new director general has proposed capping executive pay-offs at £150,000 after the corporation faced stinging criticism over several large redundancy deals. Tony Hall was appointed this month after George Entwistle stepped down last year, who spent just seven weeks in the post during the Newsnight fiasco over Lord McAlpine and was given a £450,000 redundancy payment. Lord Hall’s proposals will see senior managers entitled to one month’s pay for each year of service, up to a maximum of 12 months’ salary or £150,000, whichever is lower, bringing the BBC into line with arrangements for civil servants.

Birthday death A STOWAWAY trying to enter Britain plunged to his death from the undercarriage of a plane en route to Heathrow on his 26th birthday, an inquest heard yesterday. The body of Jose Matada, also known as Youssuf, was found in Portman Avenue, Mortlake, on September 9 last year, 10 miles from the airport. But the Mozambican was identified only this month after a complex police inquiry.

Econ narrowly escapes triple dip recession 0.3% growth in first three months of 2013 By Joe Murphy GEORGE Osborne declared “Britain is recovering” yesterday as the economy narrowly escaped an unprecedented triple-dip recession. To the relief of the Chancellor, official figures showed growth of 0.3 per cent in the first three months of the year. That was higher than the 0.1 per cent forecast by analysts - and averted the humiliation of two negative quarters which would have counted as a third recession since the 2008 crash. However, Deputy Premier Nick Clegg admitted: “I don’t want anyone to think that somehow we are out of the woods yet.” Figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed the good news was all thanks to the powerhouse services industry which has recovered all its losses since the crash began, and expanded 0.6 per cent between January and March. By contrast, the beleaguered construction industry plunged 2.5 per cent in the first quarter

- and is still 18 per cent below its pre-crash peak. The pound rose by nearly one per cent to $1.5414 against the US dollar on the news, its highest point in two months.

STICKING TO PLAN But it was enough for Osborne to declare he will stick to his controversial Plan A. “Today’s figures are an encouraging sign the economy is healing,” said the Chancellor. “Despite a tough economic backdrop, we are making progress.” But he added: “I can’t promise the road ahead will always be smooth.” The news was a boost for David Cameron who yesterday appointed his old strategist Steve Hilton to a parttime advisory role in a shake up that sees Boris Johnson’s brother Jo Johnson take charge of a revamped policy team. Hilton, who lives in California, will fly to meetings several times a year. Economist Rob Carnell of Global Economics said the Chancellor could afford “a moment of smugness”, adding: “This is one in the eye

Kate photos magazine could close for five years FRANCE’S Closer magazine could be shut for up to five years and a photographer is facing a year in prison after both were placed under formal criminal investigation following the publication of topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge. Publishing group Mondadori, which produces the magazine, is being questioned by a Paris prosecutor after its title sparked outrage by printing images of Kate sunbathing while on a private holiday with husband William last September. Valerie Suau, a French photographer, is also under investigation along with her employer La Provence, a regional title, which printed photographs of the Duchess that did not involve nudity. A spokesman for the prosecutor in the Paris suburb of Nanterre said: “The photographer and legal representatives of both companies have been questioned concerning the photographing of a person on private property and the criminal use of these images. “The maximum penalty for this kind of offence is one year in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros (£38,350) for individuals. “For corporate bodies, the fine is 45,000 euros, cessation of business for five years and public notification of the decision.”

Closer magazine had published topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge The development comes after the royal couple launched their own legal proceedings over the photos and a court in Paris banned Closer, a publication separate from the UK’s Closer magazine. from publishing any further images. Closer argued that the photos, taken while the couple holidayed in southern France at a chateau owned by Viscount Linley, the Queen’s nephew, were shot from a public road. William and Kate were angered by the intrusion into their privacy and the magazine and photographers involved were left in no doubt about their feelings when a strongly worded statement was issued by St James’s Palace last year.

for the IMF ... and is also a thumb to the nose for the ratings agencies”. But shadow chancellor Ed Balls was withering. “These lacklustre figures show our economy is only just back to where it was six months ago,” he said. “David Cameron and George Osborne have now given us the slowest recovery for over 100 years.” Among the sectors doing better, according to the ONS, was transport, storage and communications, which saw growth of 1.4 per cent. Cold weather boosted demand for electricity and gas, giving energy suppliers a 0.5 per cent improvement. While retail sales fell in January and March, they climbed in February, notching up 0.3 per cent overall. Production and manufacturing edged up 0.2 per cent, but are languishing 13 per cent

An empty shop on the high street in Newmarket, Suffolk. Deputy Premier Nick Clegg admitted yesterday that Britain was not ‘out of the woods yet’ down on 2008. Wholesale and retail distribution, hotels and restaurants grew 1.1 per cent. Chief statistician Joe Grice said the economy as a whole was 2.6 per cent below its pre-crash peak. Graeme Leach, Chief Economist at the Institute of Directors, said the figures were “good news just when we needed it” He added: “We shouldn’t get too excited, but it does provide relief from all

the doom and gloom.” But TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady scoffed: “The Chancellor has set the economic bar so low that avoiding the UK’s first ever triple-dip recession is considered good news.” The UK economy was forecast at the Budget to grow by just 0.6 per cent. Yesterday’s figure, if repeated, would equate to an annual 1.2 per cent rise.


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Trapped by building collapse Bangladesh building fall death figures at least 251 By Serajul Quadir and Ruma Paul EMPLOYEES at a garment factory that collapsed in Bangladesh killing at least 251 people were told to work despite warnings it was unsafe, officials said yesterday as an unknown number of the more than 3,000 workers remained trapped in the rubble. Survivors described a deafening bang and tremours before the eight-floor building, where most of the employees were women, crashed all around them. Wednesday’s disaster refocused attention on Western high-street brands that use Bangladesh as a source of low cost goods. North American and European chains including British retailer Primark and Canada’s Loblaw said they were supplied by factories in the building. “I thought there was an earthquake,” said Shirin

Bangladeshi volunteers and rescue workers are pictured yesterday at the scene after an eight-storey building collapsed in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka (AFP) Akhter, 22, who was starting her day at the New Wave Style workshop, six floors up, when the complex crumbled. Akhter was trapped for more than 24 hours before breaking through a wall with a metal bar. She says her monthly wage was $38. For a second night, local residents used flashlights and

dug with crowbars and their bare hands to find survivors and bodies beneath twisted wreckage of the Rana Plaza building in the commercial suburb of Savar, 30 km (20 miles) outside the capital Dhaka. They dropped in bottled water and food to people who called out, trapped between

floors. Late yesterday, rescuers forced a hole into a room and pulled out 41 people alive. But the death toll grimly rose all day. Relatives identified their dead among dozens of corpses wrapped in cloth on the veranda of a nearby school. More than 1,000 were injured.

Police said the owner of the building, local politician Mohammed Sohel Rana, was told of dangerous cracks on Tuesday. While a bank in the building closed on Wednesday because of the warnings, the five clothing companies told their workers there was no danger, industry officials said. Rana is now on the run, according to police. “We asked the garment owners to keep it closed,” said Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Mohammad Atiqul Islam. Instead, Islam said, there were 3,122 workers in the factories on Wednesday. “An unspecified number of victims are still trapped,” said Mizanur Rahman, a rescue worker with the fire brigade, as he clambered over the wreckage. “We can’t be certain of getting them all out alive. We are losing a bit of hope.” The government declared a national day of mourning and flags were flown half mast at all official buildings. Dhaka city development authority had filed a case against the building’s owner for faulty construction, police chief Habibur Rahman said. It filed another case against the owner and the five garments factories for causing unlawful death.

Boston suspects’ father plans US trip to bury elder son THE father of two men suspected of carrying out the Boston bombings said yesterday he would travel from Russia to the United States to bury his elder son. Anzor Tsarnaev and former wife Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, sitting side by side in the southern Russian city of Makhachkala, denied their sons had planted the bombs at the Boston marathon which killed three people and wounded 264, saying they had been framed. Banging the table in front of him, Anzor said: “I am going to the United States. I want to say that I am going there to see my son, to bury the older one. I don’t have any bad intentions. I don’t plan to blow up anything. “I am not angry at anyone. I want to go find out the truth,” said Anzor, who took off his sunglasses only when photographers asked him to. He said he would go as soon as possible, but that he had not yet bought a plane ticket. Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, her face pinched under her black head scarf, criticised the US police for shooting dead Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, four days after the bombing. The other son Dzhokhar, 19, was wounded and captured after a manhunt. He is in a fair condition in hospital and is charged with two crimes that carry a possible death penalty. “I wanted to scream to the whole world, ‘What did you do?’ What have you done with my son? He was alive. Why

Anzor Tsarnaev and former wife Zubeidat Tsarnaeva did you need to kill him? Why didn’t you send him to Guantanamo or whatever? Why? Why? Why did they have to kill him? They got him alive, he was in their hands,” she shouted, her voice cracking. “It is some kind of show, spectacle,” she said in accented English. She recounted how she had called Tamerlan after the bombing and he had told her not to worry. “There is a lot that is unexplained,” she said, adding that she was considering giving up her US citizenship. The Tsarnaev family lived in Makhachkala, the capital of the restive Dagestan region in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus, more than a decade ago before emigrating to the United States. Anzor and Zubeidat later returned to Russia and their two sons remained in the US, though Tamerlan came to Dagestan during a six-month stay in Russia last year.

WORLD TODAY Iran ready to resume talks IRAN is ready to resume talks with world powers on its disputed nuclear programme and awaits word from the European Union on timing and details, Iran’s deputy nuclear negotiator said yesterday. Ali Bagheri, in an interview with Reuters in Geneva, said Iran needed 20 per cent-enriched uranium for its Tehran research reactor and four others being built, and was continuing to convert some of its stockpile into reactor fuel. “We are waiting for Lady Ashton to call Dr. Jalili, and Dr. Jalili is obviously ready to take the call,” Bagheri said. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton oversees diplomatic contacts with Iran on behalf of the the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany. Saeed Jalili is Iran’s chief negotiator.

‘Further facts needed’ U.S. intelligence agencies believe Syria’s government has likely used chemical weapons on a small scale, the White House said yesterday, but added that President Barack Obama needed “credible and corroborated” facts before acting on that assessment. The disclosure of the assessment, which Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said was made within the past 24 hours and the White House said was based in part on physiological samples, triggered immediate calls for US action by members of Congress who advocate deeper US involvement. But while President Barack Obama has declared Syrian use of chemical weapons would be a game-changer, his administration made clear it would move carefully mindful of the lessons of the start of the Iraq war 10 years ago.

Bush salute Former President George W. Bush returned briefly to the U.S. political stage with the dedication of his presidential library yesterday. Bush was joined by his successor, President Barack Obama and all living predecessors, including his father, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter for the ceremony at the 23-acre complex on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The former president has seen his image rebound from the 33 per cent approval rating he had when he left office in early 2009 after two polarised terms at the White House.


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PKK field commander Murat Karayilan said the withdrawal was to ‘be done gradually, in groups, and targeted to be completed in the shortest possible time’

PKK rebels to begin Turkey pullout in May Move follows PKK truce announced in March By Murad Jambaz REBEL Kurdish field commander Murat Karayilan ordered his fighters to begin withdrawing from Turkish soil within two weeks and rebase in the mountains of northern Iraq as part of a peace plan with Ankara to end a threedecades-old conflict. The pullout, negotiated by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) chief Abdullah Ocalan jailed on a prison island near Istanbul, offers the best chance yet of settlement of a war that has killed over 40,000 and battered the Turkish economy. “The withdrawal is planned to be done gradually, in groups, and targeted to be completed in the shortest possible time,” Karayilan told a news conference in the PKK’s mountain stronghold in the Qandil mountains of northern Iraq. The rebels are expected to move in groups of around half a dozen in a process monitored on the Turkish side by

the MIT intelligence agency and across the border by the Kurdish regional government there. Karayilan said the pullout beginning on May 8 would be halted and his fighters would retaliate if the Turkish army launched any kind of operation against them. He said the third stage of a three-stage process, following withdrawal and constitutional reform to guarantee Kurdish rights, would be freedom for all PKK members including Ocalan, a step likely to be opposed by Turkish hardliners. The third stage would be disarmament, something the Turkish government had said should precede the pullout. It was not clear how disarmament would be carried out and under whose supervision. The Qandil mountains have regularly been targeted by Turkish air strikes but the violence has dwindled since the PKK -designated a terrorist organisation by the United States, European Union and

Turkey - announced a ceasefire last month. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has taken a huge political risk in allowing negotiations with the PKK, despite fierce nationalist opposition before elections next year. Karayilan’s announcement bolsters a peace process launched six months ago, when jailed PKK leader Ocalan began talks with Turkish intelligence agents on his island prison near Istanbul. The struggle has wrought huge human, social and economic damage in NATO member Turkey since the PKK took up arms in 1984 with the aim of carving out a Kurdish state in the southeast. That demand has now been reduced to one of greater autonomy. The pullout follows a call from Ocalan at the Kurdish new year celebrations of Newroz on March 21 for the PKK to halt hostilities ahead of withdrawing to northern Iraq, where several thousand of them are based.

ISRAEL will not press charges over the prison suicide of a disgraced Mossad spy from Australia, despite a series of missteps by jail officials on the day of his death in 2010, the Justice Ministry said yesterday. Ben Zygier, 34, received “distressing news” from his wife just hours before hanging himself, but the jailer responsible for watching surveillance video from the isolation cell was away from the screen and missed the moments leading up to his death. The case was kept secret until February, when an Australian television expose uncovered it, sparking frenzied media debate about Zygier’s intelligence role and the nature of his alleged crime. A report into his death published yesterday suggested that the prison service had not complied with special instructions on supervising Zygier, who was not considered a top suicide risk despite admitting previous urges to kill himself. However, the Attorney General said “the evidence is not sufficient in proving ... that the Prison Authority, or anyone else, negligently caused the deceased’s death”. Without explicitly naming Zygier, Israel confirmed in 2010 that it had a dual nationality citizen in custody to prevent serious harm

Zygier received ‘distressing news’ hours before his death to national interests. The charges against him still remain top secret and under a gag order. Australia’s Fairfax newspapers and German Der Spiegel said last month that Zygier was a spy for the Mossad intelligence agency and had unwittingly given away secret information about Lebanese informants, who were later arrested and jailed in Lebanon. According to yesterday’s report, Zygier was held in isolation in a cell that was under 24-hour video surveillance. He had regular sessions with social workers

and psychiatrists, and was allowed family visits at the jail in Ayalon, central Israel. On the day of his death, the report said Zygier had seen his pregnant wife and daughter, and received undisclosed news that left him “crying, agitated and upset”. The prison social worker testified that Zygier often displayed such emotions after family visits. When she asked after Zygier’s mood later on the same day, she was told that he was relaxed and watching television. About two hours later, Zygier went into his bathroom, looped a wet sheet around his neck, tied it to the bars of a window and hanged himself. The guard monitoring the video had been asked to help out the understaffed team in the prison’s central command centre, which was not hooked up to the camera in question. Lior Brand, a friend of Zygier’s, told Reuters in March that he cared deeply about Israel and wanted to do his bit for its security, but lacked the required emotional resilience. “There was a background security check, his friends told them that he was unfit ... they should not have recruited him,” Brand said, without naming the agency that took Zygier in. “What hurts is that the whole thing could have been avoided.”

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Israel shoots down drone from Lebanon - Israeli military AN Israeli fighter plane shot down a drone from Lebanon over the Mediterranean sea on Thursday as it was approaching the Israeli coast, the military said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was flying in a military helicopter to an event in northern Israel when the unmanned aircraft was spotted along the Lebanese coast by Israeli air defences. His helicopter landed briefly until the interception was completed. There was no indication from Israeli officials who provided information about

the incident that Israel suspected any connection between the dispatch of the drone and Netanyahu’s flight, whose details had not been made public. “I view with great gravity this attempt to violate our border. We will continue to do what is necessary to defend the security of Israel’s citizens,” Netanyahu said in a speech at his destination, a Druze village where he met community leaders. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the alleged aerial infiltration.

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Business IMF, ECB square off over austerity

Unemployment in Spain jumps to record 27.2 pct

(continued from front) Rhetoric aside, the EU is expected next month to give struggling countries like France and Spain longer to meet their deficit-cutting targets. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has said austerity had reached its natural limits of popular support and the bloc’s economics czar, Olli Rehn, said the pace of debt-cutting was slowing. Rehn will preside over May’s decision on member states’ deficit targets. “We have been clear that the pace of fiscal adjustment should take into account each country-specific economic situation,” Rehn told a conference in Brussels. “The pace of fiscal consolidation is now already slowing down in Europe.” But any relaxation is likely to be limited, and economists warn that the eurozone crisis will only be over once a robust banking union has been established. Berlin is baulking at joint eurozone mechanisms to underpin weak banks. The ECB said yesterday that financial markets had calmed since its pledge to do whatever it took to save the euro but could be put into a new tailspin if there were signs of banking union plans stalling. Germany, Europe’s largest economy, fears such a scheme would leave its taxpayers footing the bill for mistakes made by banks in other countries, and Merkel reaffirmed her opposition to a Europe-wide bank deposit guarantee. “The worst of the fiscal tightening is definitely behind us because they can’t afford to be so aggressive given economies are already in recession,” said Annalisa Piazza, market economist at Newedge Strategy. “But they need to find the right balance. They can’t afford to be too loose on fiscal policy either.”

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UNEMPLOYMENT in Spain jumped to a record 27.2 per cent, data showed yesterday, fuelling a European debate over whether to ditch austerity policies and switch to reviving economic growth. More than 6 million Spaniards were out of work in the first three months of this year, raising the rate in the eurozone’s fourth biggest economy to a level unseen since records began in the 1970s. Joblessness has grown for seven quarters in a row, leaving more Spaniards without work than the entire population of Denmark, and the percentage rate now matches that of Greece, which is in the grips of a full-blown depression. Spain has slipped in and out of recession for the past five years. In the first quarter more businesses and individuals went into bankruptcy and default, further driving up bad loan rates in Spain’s troubled banking system and hitting profits at three of the country’s top five lenders, Santander, Caixabank and Sabadell. The grim economic picture contrasts sharply with financial markets. There, waves of liquidity from around the globe have brought down Spain’s borrowing costs and all but banished last year’s

A woman with a Guy Fawkes mask reacts in front of fences blocking the street leading to the Spanish parliament during an anti-government protest in Madrid yesterday (AFP) fears that a budget crisis would force Madrid to seek a international sovereign bailout. “These figures are worse than expected and highlight the serious situation of the Spanish economy as well as the shocking decoupling between the real and the financial economy,” strategist at Citi in Madrid Jose Luis Martinez said. On the markets, yields on Spain’s 10-year bond fell this week to their lowest level since late 2010. Prime Minister Mariano

Rajoy imposed drastic spending cuts and tax increases last year, trying to bring a huge budget deficit under control, in line with the eurozone’s policy of fighting its debt crisis with austerity. However, the belttightening has aggravated the Spanish economy’s problems. With the entire eurozone heading into a second year of recession, top EU economics official Olli Rehn and his boss European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso have begun to push

for more flexibility on public deficits. Others, including European Central Bank policymakers, disagree, saying easing up on austerity would not mean economic recovery. Nevertheless, senior sources said the ECB is closer to lowering interest rates than at any time since it last cut them in July 2012, and is likely to shave a quarter percentage point off its main rate next week. Spain’s weak economy is hurting even the likes of Santander, the eurozone’s

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biggest bank. Santander reported a 26 per cent drop in its net profit on the quarter, citing the prolonged recession, low interest rates and the need to set aside more capital to cover rising bad loans. Rajoy has tried for months to tread a line between the pro-austerity and progrowth camps, saying Spain would always be disciplined on spending but indicating that his next round of measures, to be announced today, would lean more to stimulating small business growth than short-term cost cuts. Given this tight-rope act, few economists believe Rajoy’s new measures will be ambitious enough to restart the ailing economy and create jobs. Rajoy’s budget cuts, along with corruption scandals, have embittered the public and protests have become commonplace. Most banks reported that non-performing loans rose in the quarter as unemployed Spaniards continue to default on their mortgages and other credit, and companies go under. Sabadell, Spain’s fifth biggest bank, said the financial situation was highly unstable and complex due to a weak economy, low interest rates and financial sector reform. In another sign of growing concerns about the economy, banking and official sources said the Bank of Spain was preparing new rules that could force lenders to recognise bad corporate debts that have until now been classified as sound. Most Spanish companies are currently cut off from regular loan financing, a situation that has fuelled a sharp increase in bankruptcies in the first quarter of the year.

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By Sudip Kar-Gupta and Alistair Smout A TRADING strategy based on changes in the number of times financial phrases are searched on Google could have generated returns in excess of 300 per cent over the last decade on the Dow Jones, a study has found. The findings could prove particularly useful for computer-driven trading firms that use the Internet and Twitter to help gauge investor sentiment. The study by academics from Warwick Business School, University College London and Boston University, analysed changes in the frequency with which 98 terms such as “revenue” and “unemployment” were used in searches from 2004 to 2011.

‘SUBSTANTIAL PROFIT’ Using the data to trade the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index would have returned a “substantial profit”, they said. The study examined volumes of searches for a list of keywords - which Google makes publicly available - and sold the Dow Jones short at the beginning of the week if search volumes on the word were higher than the previous week, and bought the index if volumes were lower. “The initial hypothesis was that an increase in search volume was a sign of investor concern,” said co-author of the report Dr Tobias Preis of Warwick Business School. By employing the strategy on the keyword “debt”, for instance, an investor would have seen a return of 326 per cent since 2004.

BRITAIN’S Serious Fraud Office has begun a formal investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption at Kazakh miner ENRC, following months of talks between the two sides and two internal inquiries. The formal probe, announced by London-listed ENRC and confirmed by the SFO, comes as the company faces a potential buyout bid from its three co-founders and the Kazakh government. ENRC said it was cooperating with the SFO. “ENRC is committed to a full and transparent investigation of its procedures and conduct,” the company said yesterday. Last year ENRC said it had begun investigating allegations of illegal payments in Kazakhstan, and the results of that probe have already been filed to the SFO. A second investigation into the group’s African operations was ongoing.

Miner ENRC has for months been struggling to move on from issues that have dragged on its shares ENRC, a miner with operations in Kazakhstan, Africa and Brazil, has for months been struggling to move on from issues that have dragged on its shares. These include the corruption investigations but also

damaging battles between directors and its trio of founding shareholders, and $5 billion of debt. This week, the chairman brought in to lead a turnaround, Mehmet Dalman, resigned. Earlier yesterday, Moody’s downgraded ENRC’s corporate family rating, placing it on review for further downgrade due to “new degrees of uncertainty and unpredictability over the future direction of the company”. The group’s trio of founders and the Kazakh government announced last Friday that they were considering a potential bid for the shares in ENRC they do not already own. They have until May 17 to confirm an intention to make an offer. The trio and the Kazakh government own a 55 per cent stake. Rival Kazakhmys, however, is ENRC’s largest single shareholder with a 26-per cent share.


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The sooner the EAC is privatised, the better THE ELECTRICITY Authority of Cyprus will not make an adequate surplus to cover its loan repayment obligations the House Finance Committee was told earlier this week. Its chairman Charalambos Tsouris said that the Authority would make a surplus of €34 million this year but would need €46 million for loan repayments. A fall in demand (in the region of 20 per cent) as a result of the recession, combined with total reductions of 13 per cent in electricity rates will reduce revenue by about €200 million, the Committee was told. The chairman of the committee Nicholas Papadopoulos said the figures were cause for alarm and described the EAC as a ‘nonviable organisation’, which could cause the collapse of the economy if it went under. Fears may be exaggerated, but there is no denying that the EAC is in trouble and is no longer ‘a profitable semi-governmental organisation’ that must not be privatised. Now that it is expected to become loss-making, the politicians should lift their objections to its privatisation, even though it could easily return to profitability by cutting the extortionate wages and generous benefits it pays its underworked employees; it could also make a few hundred redundant. Of course state-owned companies and organisations do not do such things because the politicians, who have a big say in their running do not like to alienate workers. Cyprus Airways is the classic example of this policy. The taxpayer has been footing the bill for its losses for years, so that its employees would be kept happy. What is worse is that these state organisations have always been run on political rather than business lines, which is why they eventually run into problems. If the EAC was not run by the politicians and their placemen it would now be powering its generators with natural gas and selling electricity at a much lower rate; it would also be much more profitable and cause less pollution. But political indecision, vested interests and reactionary unions have prevented the creation of the infrastructure for importing natural gas which should have been ready five years ago. And we are paying the highest electricity rates in Europe as a result. When agreeing the bailout, the government was very proud to have put back the privatisation of SGOs by one or two years, but given the state of the EAC, the sooner this happens the better it would be for households and businesses, because it would introduce competition and push down rates. We could wait for the date agreed with the troika, in which case electricity rates would start rising again, because the government would have no money to bail out the high-maintenance Authority, as it had done Cyprus Airways on several occasions.

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Big banks’ tall tales Comment Simon Johnson

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HERE ARE two competing narratives about recent financial-reform efforts and the dangers that very large banks now pose around the world. One narrative is wrong; the other is scary. At the center of the first narrative, preferred by financial-sector executives, is the view that all necessary reforms have already been adopted (or soon will be). Banks have less debt relative to their equity levels than they had in 2007. New rules limiting the scope of bank activities are in place in the United States, and soon will become law in the United Kingdom – and continental Europe could follow suit. Proponents of this view also claim that the megabanks are managing risk better than they did before the global financial crisis erupted in 2008. In the second narrative, the world’s largest banks remain too big to manage and have strong incentives to engage in precisely the kind of excessive risk-taking that can bring down economies. Last year’s “London Whale” trading losses at JPMorgan Chase are a case in point. And, according to this narrative’s advocates, almost all big banks display symptoms of chronic mismanagement. While the debate over megabanks sometimes sounds technical, in fact it is quite simple. Ask this question: If a humongous financial institution gets into trouble, is this a big deal for economic growth, unemployment, and the like? Or, more bluntly, could Citigroup or a similarsize European firm get into trouble and stumble again toward failure without attracting some form of government and central bank support (whether transparent or somewhat disguised)? The US took a step in the right direction with Title II of the Dodd-Frank reform legislation in 2010, which strengthened the resolution powers of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. And the FDIC has developed some plausible plans specifically for dealing with domestic financial firms. (I serve on the FDIC’s Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee; all views stated here are my own.) But a great myth lurks at the heart of the financial industry’s argument that all is well. The FDIC’s resolution powers will not work for large, complex cross-border financial enterprises. The reason is simple: US law can create a resolution authority that works only within national boundaries. Addressing potential failure at a firm like Citigroup would require a cross-border agreement between governments and all responsible agencies. On the fringes of the International Monetary Fund’s just-completed spring meet-

Last year’s ‘London Whale’ trading losses at JPMorgan Chase are a case in point. Almost all big banks display symptoms of chronic mismanagement ings in Washington, DC, I had the opportunity to talk with senior officials and their advisers from various countries, including from Europe. I asked all of them the same question: When will we have a binding framework for cross-border resolution? The answers typically ranged from “not in our lifetimes” to “never.” Again, the reason is simple: countries

president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, put it recently, using the delicate language of central bankers, “The impediments to an orderly cross-border resolution still need to be fully identified and dismantled. This is necessary to eliminate the so-called ‘too big to fail’ problem.” Translation: Orderly resolution of global megabanks is

‘What other part of the corporate world has the ability to drive the global economy into recession, as banks did in the fall of 2008?’ do not want to compromise their sovereignty or tie their hands in any way. Governments want the ability to decide how best to protect their countries’ perceived national interests when a crisis strikes. No one is willing to sign a treaty or otherwise pre-commit in a binding way (least of all a majority of the US Senate, which must ratify such a treaty). As Bill Dudley, the

an illusion. As long as we allow cross-border banks at or close to their current scale, our political leaders will be unable to tolerate their failure. And, because these large financial institutions are by any meaningful definition “too big to fail,” they can borrow more cheaply than would otherwise be the case. Worse, they have both motive and opportunity to grow even larger. This form of gov-

ernment support amounts to a large implicit subsidy for big banks. It is a bizarre form of subsidy, to be sure, but that does not make it any less damaging to the public interest. On the contrary, because implicit government support for “too big to fail” banks rises with the amount of risk that they assume, this support may be among the most dangerous subsidies that the world has ever seen. After all, more debt (relative to equity) means a higher payoff when things go well. And, when things go badly, it becomes the taxpayers’ problem (or the problem of some foreign government and their taxpayers). What other part of the corporate world has the ability to drive the global economy into recession, as banks did in the fall of 2008? And who else has an incentive to maximize the amount of debt that they issue? What the two narratives about financial reform have in common is that neither has a happy ending. Either we put a meaningful cap on the size of our largest financial firms, or we must brace ourselves for the debtfueled economic explosion to come.  Simon Johnson is a professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and the co-author of White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, And Why It Matters To You. Project Syndicate, 2013


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Paltrow named People’s most beautiful woman By Eric Kelsey OSCAR-WINNING actress Gwyneth Paltrow was this week named the world's most beautiful woman for 2013 by People magazine, knocking pop singer Beyonce out of the top spot. The 40-year-old mother of two credits a five-day-a-week exercise regimen for keeping her in shape as she grows older. “It makes me look younger and feel strong,” Paltrow told the magazine.

“When I first started, I thought, ‘I'll never be good at this. This is a nightmare!’ But now it’s like brushing my teeth, I just do it.” It is the fourth time Paltrow, who is married to Coldplay singer Chris Martin, has been named to the magazine’s annual beautiful people issue, but the first time landing the coveted cover as most beautiful woman. She joins the likes of fellow actresses Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts, Halle Berry and Jennifer Aniston to top the list. Paltrow reprises her starring role as

Pepper Potts in the action film Iron Man 3, which opens next month. The actress has cut back her film work after giving birth to children Apple, 8, and Moses, 7, and released her second cookbook, It’s All Good, this month. She is also the founder of lifestyle and clothing website Goop.com. Paltrow won an Oscar for her role as William Shakespeare's muse in the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love. The full list of People’s “World’s Most Beautiful People” can be found on www.people.com/mostbeautiful

Gwyneth Paltrow tops the list for the first time

Star Trek boldly voyages to Australia for premiere

Fall Out Boy outsells Kid Cudi for top spot

‘Kirk’s a man of passion who's ruled by his heart’

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By Thuy Ong HUNDREDS of fans screamed and waved as the cast of Star Trek: Into Darkness beamed into Sydney this week with the crew of the starship Enterprise returning to space in the world premiere of one of the season’s most anticipated movies. Fans swarmed the red carpet in central Sydney for a glimpse of Chris Pine and co-star Zachary Quinto, who play Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock in the sequel to J.J. Abrams' highly acclaimed reboot of the famous franchise. “It’s a lot of fun. I love Kirk,”said Pine, reprising his role as the suave captain in the film, which is due for worldwide release on May 17. “Kirk’s a man of passion who's ruled by his heart. He’ll go from crying to laughing to yelling to loving, and I just love his passion.” Into Darkness follows the crew of the Enterprise starship as they return to an Earth left in chaos, with Kirk, Spock and the rest of the crew, including Zoe Sol-

Chris Pine and co-star Zachary Quinto (left), who play Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock dana as Nyota Uhura, setting out to capture those responsible. The classic sci-fi drama, which began almost half a century ago, has spawned six television series and 11 blockbuster films, according to the website Box Office Mojo. That’s a history that the actors said added to the fun. “I used to watch Star Trek reruns as a kid. I always enjoyed it,” said Karl Urban, who plays Leonard ‘Bones’

McCoy, Kirk's ironic foil. "It's kind of surreal to be a part of this amazing re-adventure." Abrams, who revamped the franchise in 2009 with Star Trek and is also slated to produce the next Star Wars movie, confessed that he had never been a Star Trek fan but used the word “surreal” as well to describe the experience of working with the same stars on the same sets. “But I think this movie goes further. It's much bigger and much more of an adventure

than the last one, and it's a thrill to get to do it.” Asked about Star Wars, he said only, “So far, so good. It’s still very early days yet.” Hundreds of fans lined up for hours in front of a multiscreen cinema in the city centre, some carrying DVDs, posters and photos for which they sought autographs, shouting and screaming as the stars drew near. “I've watched Star Trek since I was very young with my grandfather. We used to

watch it, the old series,” said Lex, an IT employee in his early 20s who wore a classic Kirk tunic from the original TV series and was the only person in costume. “The rebooted franchise is really good... I think it's opened up a whole new audience.” To date, 11 Star Trek movie instalments have grossed more than $1 billion in the United States since 1979, including $256 million from Abrams' 2009 film.

Ang Lee and Nicole Kidman join Cannes Film Festival jury

Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman joins an all-star cast

DOUBLE Oscar-winning director Ang Lee and Australian actress Nicole Kidman will be on the nine-member jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, organisers said. The panel, led by triple Oscar-winner Steven Spielberg, will decide the awards handed out when the world’s most important annual cinema showcase closes on May 26. Taiwan-born Lee, 58, won his second Best Director Os-

car this year, for Life of Pi, the story of an Indian boy cast adrift in a lifeboat with a tiger. He won his first Academy Award in 2006 for directing the gay cowboy drama Brokeback Mountain. Another jury member is Austrian actor Christoph Waltz who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar this year for his role in Django Unchained, while Kidman, 45, won a Best Actress Oscar for the 2002 film The Hours.

Among the prizes is the coveted Palme d’Or for best movie in the main competition which this year has 19 entries including Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra, Roman Polanski’s Venus in Fur and Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling. Last year the prize went to Austrian director Michael Haneke's film Amour, a story of an elderly couple facing illness and death.

US rock band Fall Out Boy topped the Billboard 200 weekly best-selling album chart for the second time in their five-album career, besting rapper Kid Cudi. Save Rock and Roll sold 154,000 copies in its debut week, according to figures yesterday from Nielsen SoundScan, outpacing Kid Cudi’s Indicud, which sold 136,000 copies in its first week. Industry forecasters pegged both albums to sell about 150,000 copes last week, according to trade publication Billboard.com. Rock band Paramore, whose fourth album Paramore was last week’s No.1, fell to No.12. Pop singer Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience and country singer Blake Shelton’s Based on a True Story held at the third and fourth spots respectively on the chart for the second consecutive week.

CHART Indie rock trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs' fourth album ‘Mosquito’ debuted at No.5 on the chart. Pop singer Pink's ‘Just Give Me a Reason’ topped the digital songs chart for another week with 262,000 downloads, a seven per cent decline from last week, while hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Can't Hold Us’ was No.2 again with 245,000 downloads, a 17 per cent rise. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Thrift Shop’ placed fourth, behind Rihanna's ‘Stay’ and ahead of Justin Timberlake's ‘Mirrors’ on the digital chart. French DJ duo Daft Punk’s new song ‘Get Lucky’, which features singer-producer Pharrell Williams, sold 113,000 downloads last week on only three days of sales. It is the duo's first single in three years. Year-to-date albums sales stand at 90.5 million, a five per cent decrease from the same period last year, while 2013 digital song sales of 434 million have declined two per cent compared to last year.


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Internet use ‘can fight loneliness’ OLDER people are being encouraged to use the internet as research shows using a smartphone, tablet or computer can help fight feelings of loneliness and isolation. Four out of five (86 per cent) people aged over 55 who use the internet said it had improved their lives, according to a survey by digital skills learning provider Digital Unite. Some 72 per cent of those polled said being online had helped reduce their feelings of isolation and 81 per cent said using the internet makes them feel part of modern society. One in five (20 per cent) older learners in a Digital Unite social housing programme also felt their understanding of health-related issues had improved as a result of being online.

Its findings are supported by the University of Luxembourg, whose researchers say that getting online can help older people cope with ageing and illness and that social media can help combat loneliness.

Poor sleep ‘affects blood vessels’ TWO nights of poor sleep can impair the function of blood vessels, a study has found. Scientists believe that over a long period, the effects of lack of sleep could contribute to heart disease. The research was carried out on eight healthy adults aged 20 to 35 who were only allowed to sleep for four hours during each of three consecutive nights. At the end of this time there was a significant reduction in their ability to adjust to increased blood flow. Their blood vessels failed to dilate as they should to allow more blood to pass through them. After a third night of restricted sleep, blood vessel function returned to normal. The researchers believe this was an adaptive response to acute loss of sleep. Other tests showed a loss of breathing control linked to poor sleep. Exposure to moderately high levels of carbon dioxide did not produce the expected increase in the depth

and rate of breathing. The scientists suspect the findings may help explain the known association between sleep loss and heart disease.

Arthritis linked to female smokers SMOKING just a few cigarettes a day can more than double a woman’s risk of rheumatoid arthritis, research has shown. Compared with never-smokers, women who puffed between one and seven cigarettes a day had a 2.31-fold higher chance of developing the disease. Even 15 years after quitting the habit, the risk was nearly twice as high among former smokers. But the study did find that the likelihood of suffering rheumatoid arthritis reduced over time after giving up smoking. Researchers in Sweden analysed data from 34,101 women aged 54 and 89, of whom 219 had rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is an autoimmune disease caused by the body’s immune system attacking the joints. It differs from osteoarthritis, which is the result of wear and tear and damage from injuries. The study also found that RA risk increased with the length of time a woman had been smoking. Smoking for 25 years raised the risk 1.60 times compared with smoking for one year.

Sugary drinks can raise risk of diabetes by 22% By Kate Kelland DRINKING just one can of sugar-laced soda drink a day increases the risk of developing diabetes by more than a fifth, according to a large European study. Using data from 350,000 people in eight European countries, researchers found that every extra 12 fluid ounce (340 ml) serving of sugar-sweetened drink raises the risk of diabetes by 22 per cent compared with drinking just one can a month or less. “Given the increase in sweet beverage consumption in Europe, clear messages on the unhealthy effect of these drinks should be given to the population,” said Dora Romaguera, who led with study with a team at Imperial College London. A 12-fluid-ounce serving is about equivalent to a normalsized can of Coca-Cola, Pepsi or other soft drink. The findings echo similar conclusions from research in the United States, where several studies have shown that intake of sugar-sweetened drinks is strongly linked with higher body weight and conditions like type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a longterm condition characterised by insulin resistance that affects around 2.9 million people in Britain and, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 310 million people worldwide. Romaguera’s team wanted to establish whether a link between sugary drinks and diabetes risk also existed in Europe. For their study, they used

New study gives ‘clear messages’ on risk, researcher says One can a day can have a detrimental effect

data from 350,000 people from Britain, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Sweden, France, Italy, Netherlands who were questioned about their diet, including how many sugary and artificially sweetened soft drinks and juices they drank each day. Writing in the journal Diabetologia, the researchers said their study “corroborates the association between increased incidence of Type-2 diabetes and high consump-

tion of sugar-sweetened soft drinks in European adults”. An increased risk of diabetes was also linked to consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks, but the association faded away when BMI was taken into account. In this case, it looked as if body weight was responsible for the trend rather than the drink itself. Fruit juice consumption was not linked to diabetes incidence.

Patrick Wolfe, a statistics expert from University College London who was not involved in the research, said the message from its results was clear. “The bottom line is that sugary soft drinks are not good for you - they have no nutritional value and there is evidence that drinking them every day can increase your relative risk for type 2 diabetes,” he said. “In and of themselves, sugary soft drinks are only part of

the picture - they’re just one of the potential risk factors for Type-2 diabetes,” he added. “But since they are one we can easily eliminate - by switching to diet soft drinks or, even better, cutting them out of our diets altogether - it makes good sense to do so. “But your overall likelihood of developing Type-2 diabetes will depend on your individual risk factors - primary among them your weight and level of physical fitness.”

Study shows environment interacts with genes in autism SCIENTISTS have found patterns of change in gene activity involved in autism in a study that shed light on how environmental factors can work to turn certain genes on or off and contribute to the brain disorder. In the largest study of its kind, researchers analysed

data from 50 sets of twins to find out what might have caused some to develop autism while their genetically identical siblings did not. Chloe Wong, of the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) at King’s College London, who worked on the study, explained that epigenetic changes affected

levels or activity of genes without changing the underlying DNA sequence. Scientists think they are one way in which the environment interacts with the genome. Importantly, she said, epigenetic changes are also potentially reversible, so finding out more about them may point

researchers towards the development of new medicines or treatments. People with autism have varying levels of impairment across three common areas social interaction and understanding, repetitive behaviour and interests, and language and communication.

As many as one in 50 school age children in the US are diagnosed with autism, although some of these will be milder cases, diagnosed partly because of better recognition of autism symptoms by carers and doctors. In Europe experts say the rate is around one in 100 children.

Catchup jabs scheme launched AROUND a million children and teenagers in the UK are to be targeted in a national catch-up vaccination campaign aimed at curbing a rise in measles cases in England. GP surgeries, schools and community programmes will be used to vaccinate children and young people who have not had either one or two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in a £20 million campaign. The scheme has been launched after new figures from Public Health England (PHE) revealed that there were 587 confirmed measles cases in the first three months of this year in England, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012. The highest regional total was in the North West at 179, followed by 175 in the North East. Out of the total confirmed cases this year, nearly one in five – 20 per cent, or 108 cases - were admitted to hospital, with 15 of these experiencing complications such as pneumonia, meningitis and gastroenteritis. The figures, if unchecked, put England on course for another record annual high in measles cases after 1,920 confirmed cases last year. The rise comes in spite of the highest ever national MMR vaccination level being achieved in England with 94 per cent of five-year-olds receiving one dose and 90 per cent receiving two doses according to PHE figures. The leap in the number of confirmed cases can mostly be attributed to the proportion of unprotected 10 to 16-year-olds who missed out on vaccination in the late 1990s and early years of 2000s when fears about the discredited link between autism and the vaccine was widespread, according to public health experts. Children given an MMR vaccine at 12 to 13 months, receive 95 per cent protection while a second dose at around three-and-a-halfyears-old boosts this protection to 99 per cent.


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The cave-dwelling Croods are a prehistoric family who live largely in the dark. The family consists of father Grug (voiced by Nicolas Cage), mother Ugga (Catherine Keener), son Thunk (Clark Duke), daughter Eep (Emma Stone) and Gran (Cloris Leachman) – but one day their cave is destroyed by an earthquake, forcing them to embark on the journey of

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and soon finds himself captured b y an insurgency led by 102-year-old Malcolm Beech (Morgan Freeman), eventually making him question everything he knows about the society he lives in and the truth about the war with the alien race. Also starring Andrea Riseborough and Melissa Leo. Directed by Joseph Kosinski. (Sci-fi action, 126 mins.)

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Silver Linings Playbook Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything – his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother Dolores (Jacki Weaver) and father Pat Snr (Robert De Niro) after spending eight months in a mental health facility. All Pat’s parents want is for him to get back on his feet – but Pat is obsessed with reuniting with his estranged wife Nikki, even though she’s the reason he went off the rails in the first place. When he meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with Nikki, but only if he’ll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both their lives. Directed by David O. Russell. (Drama with comedy elements, 122 mins.)

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Broken City Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg), a New York cop, is accused of having murdered a suspect in cold blood. Mayor Hostetler (Russell Crowe) considers Billy a hero but police chief Carl Fairbanks (Jeffrey Wright) isn’t so sure. Billy is exonerated, but forced to resign from the force. Seven years later, Billy is working as a private detective when Mayor Hostetler calls him to a meeting. He needs someone to track his wife Cathleen (Catherine Zeta-Jones), whom he suspects of infidelity. Currently in the middle of a tight mayoral race with challenger Jack Valliant (Barry Pepper), Hostetler can’t afford for this story reaching the papers, so he offers the princely sum of $50,000 if Billy can get him what he wants. Unfortunately, things are not as they seem. Directed by Allen Hughes. (Crime drama, 109 mins.)

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a lifetime. Travelling across a spectacular landscape, they meet a young man named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) and discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures. Directed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders. (Kids’ cartoon, 98 mins.)

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Oblivion 60 years have passed since Earth was nearly destroyed by an alien invasion. Jack Harper (Tom Cruise), a former Marine commander, is one of the last remaining men on the planet. He’s a drone mechanic, part of a huge operation to extract the planet’s remaining vital resources, and lives on a floating station thousands of metres above the ground. A couple of weeks before his mission is due to end, Jack rescues a young stranger named Julia (Olga Kurylenko) from a crashed spacecraft –

Maya (Jessica Chastain) is a CIA agent whose life is transformed after 9/11. She reluctantly participates in extreme duress (read: torture) applied to detainees, but believes that the truth can only be obtained through such tactics. For several years, she’s single-minded – and increasingly obsessive – in her pursuit of leads to uncover the whereabouts of Al Qaeda’s leader, Osama Bin Laden. Finally, in 2011, it appears that her work will pay off, and a US Navy SEAL team is sent to kill or capture Bin Laden. But only Maya is confident that Bin Laden is where she says he is. Also starring Jennifer Ehle, Jason Clarke and Joel Edgerton. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. (Political action thriller, 157 mins.)

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation After a deadly surprise attack on a team of G.I. Joes in the field near North Korea, the survivors swear revenge. The attack seems to emanate from the highest levels within the

government itself. Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson), Lady Jaye (Adrienne Palicki) and Mouse (Joseph Mazzello) enlist the help of retired Col. Joe Colton (Bruce Willis) to track down the threat, facing off against Zartan, his accomplices, and the world leaders he has under his influence. Also starring D.J. Cotrona and Channing Tatum. Directed by Jon M. Chu. In 3D. (Sci-fi action, 110 mins.)

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Zarafa A grandfather tells his grandchildren the story of Maki, a young boy who escapes from slave traders, befriends a giraffe (the title character), crosses the desert, meets a pirate, and a few other things on a trip that takes him from Africa to Paris. Directed by Remi Bezancon and JeanChristophe Lie. DUBBED INTO GREEK. (Kids’ cartoon, 78 mins.)

Oz the Great and Powerful

Barbie in the Pink Shoes

Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a travelling circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he’s hit the jackpot: fame and fortune are his for the taking. That all changes, however, when he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he’s the great wizard everyone’s been expecting as per the prophecy. Nonetheless, he’s all they’ve got – and, as their new king, he’s expected to save them from evil. He is after all, the great and powerful Oz. Also starring Zach Braff. Directed by Sam Raimi. In 3D. (Adventure fantasy, 130 mins.)

Barbie is Kristyn, a ballerina with big dreams. When she tries on a pair of sparkling pink shoes, she and her best friend Hailey are whisked away to a fantastical ballet world where Kristyn discovers she must dance in her favourite ballets in order to defeat an evil Snow Queen. Directed by Owen Hurley. DUBBED INTO GREEK. (Kids’ cartoon, 75 mins.)

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NEW FILMS Iron Man 3 Directed by: Shane Black Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Kingsley US 2013, 130 mins. In 3D. Showing from today at the K-Cineplex and K-Cineplex (Mall of Cyprus) in Nicosia, the Rio and K-Cineplex in Limassol, the K-Cineplex in Larnaca and the Rio in Paphos.

THE PLOT

Sammy’s Great Escape Sammy and Ray, a pair of leatherback turtles, are captured by a poacher and shipped off to a spectacular aquarium show in Dubai. The kingpin of the place, Big D the seahorse, enlists them in his plans for a great escape – but, with their new friends Jimbo the bug-eyed blob fish and Lulu the snippy lobster, Annabel the sweet octopus and a whole family of penguins, Sammy and Ray hatch breakout plans of their own. That is when little Ricky and Ella arrive, determined to break in to rescue them. Directed by Vincent Kesteloot and Ben Stassen. DUBBED INTO GREEK. (Kids’ cartoon, 92 mins.)

Brash but brilliant industrialist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), a.k.a. Iron Man, is up against The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), a terrorist whose reach knows no bounds. When the ruthless supervillain destroys his world, Stark vows revenge, using his arsenal of gadgets and remote-controlled suits – but he soon finds out that things aren’t entirely as they seem.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID

Pro: “Iron Man returns refreshed and ready for action in this spirited third instalment of the thus-far $1.2 billiongrossing Marvel franchise. In a way a double-sequel, both to Iron Man 2 and to last year’s mega-hit The Avengers, Iron Man 3 benefits immeasurably from the irreverent quicksilver humour of co-writer and director Shane Black, whose obvious rapport with Robert Downey Jr. in his only other directorial outing, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, is further manifest here. Brandishing at least a couple of killer twists, this Disney release will be the (early) summer’s first massive hit… “Too long gone from the film scene, Black, who made his mark with the initial Lethal Weapon script, takes this assignment both very Our rating: N/A seriously and not seriously at all, which is entirely in tune with the glib determination Downey has always brought to the role of Tony Stark. The star executes almost continual verbal pirouettes, barking out sardonic quips and rejoinders even in moments of greatest distress but, due to his exceptional lingual dexterity, it rarely gets old… Black and his coscreenwriter have great fun reshufRatings Key fling the deck, Unforgettable  teasing about who might occuUnmissable  py what superheRecommendable  ro suit and morphing the story Watchable  along with idenRegrettable  tity revelations Abominable and expansions of the dramatic horizons; the wellchosen cast members respond in kind with virtually palpable glee… “Looking, if anything, younger than he did in his last couple of spins, Downey is at his superhero genius best here, rattling off dialogue both clever and boil-

erplate with non-repetitive aplomb.” Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter (US)

Olympus Hitchcock Has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen Directed by: Antoine Fuqua Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Dylan McDermott US 2013, 120 mins. Showing from today at the K-Cineplex and K-Cineplex (Mall of Cyprus) in Nicosia, the Rio and K-Cineplex in Limassol, the K-Cineplex in Larnaca and the Rio in Paphos.

THE PLOT When the White House (Secret Service Code: ‘Olympus’) is captured by a North Korean terrorist mastermind (Rick Yune) and the President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning’s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster.

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WHAT THE CRITICS SAID Anti: “For a moment, I misread the title and thought that one of America’s best-loved character actors was in desperate trouble: Olympia Dukakis was lying at the bottom of her stairs, pressing frantically at her personal alarm and the rapid-response operative at the end of the line had wrenched off his headset phone and reduced the call centre to stunned silence by intoning: ‘Olympia has fallen. And she can’t get up’. “It’s actually worse than that. ‘Olympus’ turns out to be US secret service code for the White House, and this is a no-stereotypes-barred, redscare disaster movie of the sort Jerry Airplane! Zucker might write after a head injury … “Part of the weirdness of this film lies in the fact that the tense North Korean situation in the real world gives it no realism or satirical edge, or prophetic authority of any kind. Just as the stopped clock is correct twice a day, so the Hollywood screenwriter trying to find a nonIslamic bad guy might occasionally stumble into the middle of the nightly news. The president in this fiction is white, but Fuqua’s film clearly alludes to the ethnicity of the actual president by casting Morgan Freeman as the House speaker and wise old owl who must make executive decisions while the C-in-C and his VP are tied up and held hostage. ‘You are the acting president of the United States,’ someone says solemnly to Freeman. ‘That’s fine, because I have already played Nelson Mandela,’ is what Freeman should have replied in his quavery nasal

baritone… “As it happens, the film does not dwell on the pettifogging distinctions between North and South Korea, although it suggests that the South Korean state itself is a worrying Trojan horse for evildoers. The terrorists may not, in fact, have the authority of the powers-that-be in Pyongyang. But their demands are plain enough: pull out your troops from the demilitarised zone in the Korean peninsula, or the prez gets it, which makes the final plot turn baffling. In a movie such as Independence Day, the bad guys came from another planet, and that was fun, but Olympus Has Fallen is an unfortunate descent.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian (UK)

The Host Directed by: Andrew Niccol Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, William Hurt US 2013, 125 mins. Showing from Tuesday at the K-Cineplex and KCineplex (Mall of Cyprus) in Nicosia, the Rio and KCineplex in Limassol, the KCineplex in Larnaca and the Rio in Paphos.

THE PLOT The world has been invaded by a species of alien parasite that enters a body through a slit in the neck and eradicates the host’s personality. Humans are now an endangered species, with almost all of Earth’s population having been converted except a few small clusters of rebels. One of these dissidents, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan), is captured by a ‘Seeker’ (Diane Kruger) when attempting to distract the aliens from finding her brother. Melanie becomes the host for an alien named Wanderer and the two struggle for control of her mind. When the Seeker threatens to remove Wanderer from Melanie’s body, she escapes and goes in search of the rebels, who are led by her uncle, Jeb (William Hurt); when she finds them, however, she is not given a friendly welcome.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID Anti: “Twilight’s creator Stephenie Meyer clearly has a few obsessions she can’t quite shake: inter-species romance, love triangles and

colour-coded eyes – redrimmed if vampires are involved, silver for the sci-fi aliens of The Host. “All those elements appear in writer-director Andrew Niccol’s adaptation of the bestselling author’s bid to move beyond fogged-in Forks and vampire love. But if you were hoping for some simmering passion à la Bella-Edward-Jacob from ‘the souls’ – the parasitic invaders taking over earthling bodies – pick up the book. It does a far better job of breathing life into this monochromatic new world than the film. “Starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons and Jake Abel as the romantically challenged threesome, The Host was always going to be tough to make work onscreen. Niccol, whose Oscar-nominated screenplay for The Truman Show was such an inventive take on altered states, seemed a smart choice to handle a tale that takes place mostly in the minds (sic) of the main character. But the story goes slack onscreen, so much so that the movie’s two-plus hours will seem an eternity.” Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times (US)


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

TELEPHONE NUMBERS: K-CINEPLEX: 77778383 RIO LIMASSOL: 25871410 RIO PAPHOS: 26207000

NICOSIA Iron Man 3 (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 7.30pm (in 3D) and 10.15pm (in 2D); K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 7.30pm (in 3D) and 10.15pm (in 2D), weekends also at 11.30am and 3.30pm (in 2D) Olympus Has Fallen (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 7.45 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 5.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 5.30, 7.45 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 11.30am and 3pm Broken City (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7.50 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 7.50 and 10.10pm. The Croods (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in Greek), weekends only at 5.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in English) at 7.50pm, weekends also at 5.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) (in Greek) at 5.15pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.20pm and 3.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) (in English) at 5.15pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.20pm and 3.15pm

Silver Linings Playbook (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 7.45 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 7.45 and 10.15pm Zero Dark Thirty (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 10.10pm Zarafa (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek), weekends only at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm Cyprus Film Days (tonight at 6pm: Elephant) (tonight at 8pm: The Passion of Michelangelo), (tonight at 10pm: God’s Neighbours) (tonight at midnight: Fair Game) Zena Palace (midnight screenings at Point Centre for Contemporary Art). All films with Greek and English subtitles. www. cyprusfilmdays.org

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

LIMASSOL Iron Man 3 (12) Rio 1 (in 2D) at 7.45 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 5pm; Rio 3 (in 3D) at 7.45pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 7.30pm (in 3D) and 10.15pm (in 2D) Olympus Has Fallen (N/A) Rio 5 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 5.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 7.45 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 5.30pm Broken City (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7.50 and 10.10pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Croods (K) Rio 2 (in 3D, in Greek), weekends only at 5.15pm; Rio 4 (in 2D, in Greek) at 7.45pm; Rio 4 (in 2D, in English) at 10pm, weekends also at 5.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek), weekends only at 5.15pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in English), weekends only at 5.15pm

Oblivion (12) Rio 2 at 7.45 and 10.05pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Silver Linings Playbook (12) Rio 6 at 8 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 5.30pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 7.45 and 10.15pm G.I. Joe: Retaliation (12) Rio 3 at 10.10pm. Ends Monday

The Croods (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in Greek), weekends only at 5.15pm; KCineplex (Screen 6) (in English) at 7.50pm, weekends also at 5.15pm Oblivion (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45pm (daily) and 10.15pm (till Monday)

Zarafa (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek), weekends only at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Silver Linings Playbook (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 7.45 and 10.15pm

Oz the Great and Powerful (12) Rio 3, weekends only at 5.20pm

Zero Dark Thirty (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 10.10pm

Cyprus Film Days (tonight at 5.30pm: Let the Bullets Fly), (tonight at 8pm: In the House), (tonight at 10pm: La Demora), (tonight at midnight: A Gun for Jennifer) Rialto Theatre (midnight screenings at Art Studio 55). All films with Greek and English subtitles. www.cyprusfilmdays.org

Zarafa (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek), weekends only at 5.35pm

LARNACA Iron Man 3 (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 7.30pm (in 3D) and 10.15pm (in 2D)

Oblivion (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45pm (daily) and 10.15pm (till Monday); K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 7.45pm (daily) and 10.15pm (till Monday)

Broken City (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7.50 and 10.10pm, weekends at 5.35pm

Olympus Has Fallen (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 7.45 and 10.10pm, weekends at 5.30pm

PAPHOS Iron Man 3 (12) Rio 1 (in 3D) at 7.30 and 9.50pm, today also at 5pm, weekends also at 2.30 and 5pm; Rio 4 (in 2D) at 7.30pm, today also at 5pm, weekends also at 2.30 and 5pm

Exhibition Free Range Unicorns: Two Dimensional Possibilities Photography and video installations. Opens April 26, 8pm until May 17. Paphos Municipality Gallery, 7 Gladstonos Street. Monday-Friday: 9am-3pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm. Tel: 26-930653

Music The Deep River of Music The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra will present a programme devoted to music of the African-Americans and the indigenous Indians of America. April 26. Strovolos Municipal Theatre, Nicosia. Before the concert, a short 20-minute film about the music of the AfroAmericans will be shown at the theatre entrance hall. 7.45pm. Tel: 22-313010 Agios Dometios Solidarity Concert Concert that aims to collect food for the support of residents in need. April 26. Agios Dometios Multipurpose Centre, Nicosia. 8pm. Free. Tel: 99-220220 Zamba Viola A night of Latin music. April 26. Academy 32 Constantinou Paleologou 32, Nicosia (Old Town). Tel: 22-760073

Theatre Churchill Fresh Target Theatre Ensemble presents charity performance by Pip Utton in a one man play exploring the life of Winston Churchill. April 26. Pallas Theatre, old Nicosia. 8.30pm. €15. In English with Greek surtitles. Tel: 22-410181

Other Events In Androulla’s Kitchen A talk on Cyprus food and culture by Sonia Demetriou, part of the Friday Lecture series. April 26. Cornaro Institute, 23 Mehmet Ali Street, Larnaca. 4.30pm. In English. Free. Tel: 24-254042 Visual Narratives of Homeland in Women Artists’ Practices Workshop with female artists exploring issues of homeland and identity. April 26. Phytorio, Association of Visual Artists, 2 Nehru str. Nicosia Municipal Garden, (next to the Parliament House and opposite the old Nicosia Hospital). 6pm-9pm. The language of the workshop is English. Attendance is free and open to all. tel: 99-314384. e: vartcy@gmail.com

Tomorrow Music Ryan Elliott Detroit techno and tech house DJ plays live. April 27. Klubd, 36 Ammochostou Street, old Nicosia. 23.45pm. €15 including 1 drink. Tel: 22-104841

The Zilla Project Local blues band plays live. April 27. Blue Wine Bar and Lounge, The Classic Hotel, 94 Rigenis Street Nicosia. 9. 30pm. €5. Tel: 22-664006 The Sights & Sounds of the 60s & 70s A unique evening of live music, cinematic nostalgia, good food and great company with a chance to bop till you drop with Groovejet. April 27. Epsilon Taverna on the Emba - Tala Road, Paphos. 7pm. €16 including dinner can be purchased at: Oliver’s Deli, Tala; Paphiakos Bookshop, Trimithousa; Epsilon Taverna. Tel: 26819562/99-831136 or email: events@ groovejetmedia.com Pleymore Local band rock the house with pop/rock covers and more. April 27. Savino Live, 1 Watkins Street, Larnaca. 10.30pm. €5. Tel: 99-860304/99-426011 Dub Partycles Psylent Harmony presents dub party with local and international guest artists. April 27. Pantheon Tritos, 40 Evagorou Avenue, Pantheon Building, 3rd floor, Nicosia. 10pm. €8. Tel: 22670843/99-432923

Other Events Street Life Festival Street festival with music, graffiti, painting, jugglers, handcrafts, food & drinks and much more. April 27. Saripolou and Athenon Streets, Limassol. 9am-7pm. Tel: 25-353573. For more info check Street Life Festival Facebook page

Philatelic Auction of Stamps Covers & Post Cards Psatharis Auction House hosts first philatelic sale. April 27. Hilton Hotel - Nicosia, Ahera Room. 5pm. The viewing of the lots will take place at Gallery Kypriaki Gonia, 45 Stadium, Larnaca. MondaySaturday: 10am-1pm & 4.30pm-8pm. Tel: 24-621109/99-564131. www. psatharis-auctions.com.cy Health & Fitness Exhibition A showcase of products related to gym equipment, nutrition, sporting goods, clothing, footwear, gym accessories, fitness and other similar services. April 27-28. Pavilion, Lakatameia, Nicosia. 11am-9pm. €5. Tel: 77-777741 One Stop Shop Bazaar selling items of fashion and jewellery. April 27-28. Is Not Gallery, 11 Odysseos Street, Nicosia. Miday-8pm. €1. The proceeds from the event will help the creation of a municipality dental practice aimed to offer free dental services to people in need. Tel: 22-343670 Falcon School Spring Fling Fair Lots of fun for all the family with games, stalls, pony rides, sack races and Aquazorb. April 27. Falcon School, Nicosia. Midday until 5pm. Easter Fayre Stalls including Easter gifts, jewellery, mosaics, cakes & muffins, bric-a-brac, raffle and tombola. Bouncy castle and chances to win Easter Eggs. April 27. Lenia’s Tavern in Souni. 1.30-4.30 pm. Refreshments and Entrance is free. Any profit that the SZRA raise will be donated to local charities. Tel: 99-850460

The Croods (K) Rio 6 (in 3D, in Greek) at 7.30pm, today also at 5.15pm, weekends also at 3.15 and 5.15pm; Rio 6 (in 3D, in English) at 9.45pm; Rio 7 (in 3D, in English) today only at 5.15pm, weekends only at 3pm Oblivion (12) Rio 5 at 7.30 and 9.45pm, today and weekends also at 5.15pm Silver Linings Playbook (12) Rio 3 at 7.30 and 9.45pm, today and weekends also at 5.15pm G.I. Joe: Retaliation (12) Rio 4 at 9.50pm. Barbie in the Pink Shoes (K) Rio 5 (in Greek), weekends only at 3.30pm Sammy’s Great Escape (K) Rio 3 (in Greek), weekends only at 3.30pm

Olympus Has Fallen (N/A) Rio 7 at 7.30 and 9.45pm, weekends also at 5pm

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation

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Broken City (15) Rio 2 at 7.30pm (daily) and 9.45pm (till Monday), today and weekends also at 5.15pm

Ongoing Theatre

In Motion The Black Box Theatre Group presents play by George Kleanthous. Until April 26. Old Vinegar House, 34 Genethliou Mitella Street, Limassol. Wednesday through Friday at 8.30pm. €10. Tel: 99-790819/99-349719 Tom, Dick and Harry Satiriko Theatro presents comedy by Ray and Michael Cooney. Until April 28. Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre, 11-15 Vladimiros Kafkarides Street, Aglantzia, Nicosia. On Saturdays at 8.30pm and Sundays at 6.30pm. €15/10. Tel: 22-312940/ 22-421609 Kai Mi Heirotera Theatro Lexi presents comedy by Giorgos Tsiakkas which satirizes Europe and Cyprus today. Until May 1. Latsia Municipal Theatre, 57 Yiannos Kranidiotis Avenue. On Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8.30pm and Sundays at 6.30pm. €15. In Greek. Tel: 22-878688 Gone With the Jobless A comedy performance by Marinos Hatzivasiliou who, together with other actors from the popular TV programme Patates, present a hilarious show. Until May 5. Diachroniki Music Stage, 2 Yianni Koromia Street, Kaimakli, Nicosia. Every Sunday at 9pm. €15. In Greek. Tel: 99-783455

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

The Dispute The Main Stage of THOC presents tragic comedy by Pierre de Marivaux. Until May 17. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday 6pm. In Greek. €12/10. Tel: 77-772717

Exhibition Norwegian Architecture Three exhibitions highlighting recent achievements in Norwegian architecture: Contemporary Norwegian Architecture #7, The Oslo Opera House by Snøhetta and Palimpsest – Norway by Claudio Santambrogio. Until April 26. The Department of Architecture, University of Nicosia, 31 Michael Giorgalla ,Str., Engomi Industrial Zone. Open daily: 9am-6pm.Tel: 22-842600/601 email: info.arc.@unic.ac.cy Christos Michlis Solo painting exhibition. Until April 26. Rouan Gallery, 28 Dodekanisou, Limassol. Monday-Saturday: 10.30am-1pm and 4.30pm-7.30pm. Tel: 25-350845 Costas Economou Solo painting exhibition. Until April 26. EKATE building, 11 Paeonos, Nicosia. Opening hours: 10am-1pm and 5pm8pm. Tel: 22-466426 Group Exhibition Group painting and sculpture exhibition. Until April 27. Opus 39 Gallery, 21 Kimonos Street, Nicosia. Monday: 5pm-8pm. Tuesday-Friday: 10.30am-12.30pm and 5pm-8pm. Tel: 22-424983


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Aelion Dance Company

Jurij Konjar

The language of dance WHILE WE won’t all get the day off to celebrate, a holiday nears and it’s not May Day or Easter. On Monday, all UN nations will observe the 31st-annual International Dance Day. Transcending political and cultural barriers, dance has been a part of human culture since the beginning of time. Through the ages, people have used dance for artistic expression, celebration, prayer, communication, and entertainment. For a third year in a row the Cyprus Centre of the International Theatre Institute take part in and commemorate the International Dance Day. Initiated in 1982 by the International Dance Committee of the UNESCO International Theatre Institute, International Dance Day falls on April 29 of every year, commemorating the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, a distinguished choreographer that brought about significant reforms in ballet production. The aim of this day is to promote all kinds of dance around the world and to highlight the importance of dance to world culture. An additional purpose of celebrating this day is to encourage governments around the world to introduce dance in schools. Every year, an international message authored by a well-known dance personality is circulated around the world as part of International Dance Day celebrations. Lin Hwai-Min, founder and artistic director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, will write the 2013 International Dance Day message. Lin will read it at the celebration event at Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris on the International Dance Day, followed with performances of his works by Cloud Gate dancers. Closer to home, the Cyprus Centre of the International Theatre Institute is organising a Dance Symposium entitled Body-Neikos and Filoti Dance of Conflict and Reconciliation which will include a series of presentations, performances, lectures, videos from Cyprus and abroad, over the following four days. Events are set to take place in Limassol and Nicosia, at Dance House Lemesos and the Old Vinegar House in the former and Casteliotissa Hall and Pallas Theatre in the latter. All the action is set to kick-off tomorrow with a series of lectures by some of the best choreographers and

dance organisations in the country at Dance House Lemesos, which will then be followed by dance improvisations by Evi Demetriou and Irenaeus Koulouras at the Old Vinegar House. Over in the capital; the Casteliotissa Hall in Nicosia is screening three films, including Zero Degrees, a remarkable collaboration between four of today’s most respected artists. Sunday morning begins bright and early with a dancing fiesta in Acropolis Park. Dance schools and organisations will be coming together to present a showcase variety of dance styles, highlighting the diversity of the island’s dance scene. Everyone is encouraged to join in; this is a joyous spring celebration that brightens up the atmosphere just as the sun illuminates the park. All the artists that will take part in Saturday’s events in Limassol will also be in Nicosia on Sunday, to present a series of lectures at Casteliotissa Hall, followed by a dance showcase of their latest projects at the Pallas Theatre. Café Bar in Limassol will be hosting a film screening on Sunday, of the Oscar nominated War/Dance, which tells the amazing story about the power of music to heal and transform the lives of children living in Uganda’s war zone. The camp’s children feverishly preparing for Uganda’s annual music competition, held in the capital, Kampala – a risky two-day trip away. The kids’ quest became the basis for the Fines’ film War/Dance. To find out whether they win the contest you have to see the film, which has been received enthusiastically everywhere it’s been shown. On Monday, the official day of celebrations of International Dance Day, Castelliotissa Hall will screen the film Arna’s Children. Just around the corner at the Pallas Theatre, Machi Dimitriadou Lindahl, Vice President of the International Dance Committee of ITI, will read out the International Message then Slovenian choreographer Jurij Konjar, will present a solo performance dedicated to activist Juliano Mer- Khamis. The same programme will be repeated on Tuesday at the Dance House Lemesos and the Old Vinegar House in Limassol. By Ledha Socratous

This Weekend Other Events A vroom vroom Vespa rally VESPAS, evoking the retro style and fashion of the movie Roman Holiday are about to flood into Zygi Harbour this weekend. It’s that time again, Spring has returned, and Vespa clubs from around the country will combine as one to show off their classic and vintage scooters. With its step-through chassis and sleek Italian panache, the Vespa motor scooter has enjoyed widespread

popularity since the late 1940s. Not only is it the epitome of chic in its form, the Vespa has been long regarded as durable and dependable in function due to its simple but well-made construction. Vespa scooters have grown in popularity by leaps and bounds in the past few years, especially in Cyprus and on Sunday, The Second Annual Vespa Rally will take place at Zygi’s fishing Harbour. The clubs that will be attending the event are: Vespa Club Limassol, Vespa-Lambretta club Cyprus, Friends of Vespa Lambretta Club, Vespa Club di Famagusta and Vespa - Lambretta Fans Paphos. According to last year’s records approximately 100 scooters at-

Melina & Koulas

International Dance Day Nicosia Events April 27: Film screenings. Casteliotissa Hall. 6pm April 28: Dance fiesta with dance shcools and organisations. Acropolis Park. 10am April 28: Lectures. Casteliotissa Hall. 6pm April 28: Improvisational happening. Casteliotissa Hall. 8pm April 28: Group dance show. Pallas Theatre. 8.30pm April 29: Film screening od Arna’s Children. Casteliotissa Hall. 6.30pm April 29: Reading of International Dance Day Message, followed by solo dance performance by Jurij Konjar. Pallas Theatre. 8.30pm Tel: 22-674920/99-388160

Limassol Events April 27: Lectures. Dance House Lemesos, 17 Andrea Drousioti Street Heroes Square. 6pm April 27: Improvisational happening. Old Vinegar House, 34 Genethliou Mitella Street. 8.30pm April 28: Film screening of War/Dance. Cafe Bar. 7pm April 30: Film screening of Arna’s Children. Cafe Bar. 6.30pm April 30: Reading of International Dance Day Message, followed by solo dance performance by Jurij Konjar. Dance House Lemesos, 17 Andrea Drousioti Street Heroes Square at 7pm and Old Vinegar House, 34 Genethliou Mitella Street at 8.30pm Tel: 77-777798/99-864970

h tended the event, which was also held at Zygi. This year’s organisers are more than hopefull that they will have an even greater turn out. The idea of the event is simply to “enjoy the ride, the company, and last but not least the passion for your scooters”. This is an opportunity p for regulars to catch-up w and also allows any new interested Vespa riders to join in. The ride will last for a couple hours with possibly a couple of scenic stops along the way. No rules as such, but be sure to tank up, bring your camera, and wear your helmet.

Second Cypr Cyprus Vespa Rally Scooter clu clubs from around Cyprus me meet for their annual rally fro from Limassol to Zigi. April 28 28. End point: Zygi Harbou Harbour. €25/10 Vespa Club Limassol: Start po point: Enarious Car Park, Li Limassol (Across the road from Starbucks). Meeting time: 10am.Tel: 96-4433 96-443380/99-895833 Vespa - La Lambretta Club Cyprus (Nicosia): Start point: Mall oof Cyprus. Meeting time: 9am 684238/9 9am. Tel: 99 99-684238/99-738398 Friends of Vespa Lambretta Larnaca: Start point & time: TBA. Tel: 99-634247 Vespa Club di Famagusta (Ayia Napa): Start point: Stadium of Sotira. Meeting time: 9.45am Vespa - Lambretta Fans Paphos: Start point & time: TBA. 99-548147

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Television CYBC 1 06.45 08.15

Proti Enimerosi Kali Sas Mera

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Local variety show, with entertainment options, cookery tips and more.

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Kaftis Piperies (rpt) Istories Tou Horkou (rpt) Local comedy series, which happens to be the longest-running show on TV.

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Entehnos Mazi Sto CyBC News Kaftes Piperies

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Paizoume Kypriaka Local game show, asking questions having to do with Cypriot dialect.

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Moiraia Fengaria Local drama series inspired by Maro Kranidioti’s book ‘Otan i Moira Apofasizei’.

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News Patates 8

Greek FILM: Apo Pou Pane Yia Ti Havouza Comedy, starring Thanassis Vengos. 1978.

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News Repeats

Biz/Emeis News In English News In Turkish Megastructures

09.30 10.25 11.15

NRG Zone FILM: Perfectly Prudence

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Top Gear Seventeenth season. Episode 5: The trio find second-hand bargains for the price of Britain’s cheapest brand new car, the £6995 Nissan Pixo. James May is in Nevada to test the toughness of the Range Rover Evoque. Also, the McLaren MP412C is compared with its deadliest supercar rival, the Ferrari 458, and reigning Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel is the Star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

Local satirical show, using comedy sketches and embarrassing TV clips to skewer local politicians.

22.00

07.50 08.40

A TV presenter fights a battle of wills with her ex-boyfriend, who has been sent by the network owner to reinvent her show. Drama sequel, with Jane Seymour and Joe Lando. 2011.

Live cookery show.

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Discovery documentary series looking at the making of the greatest structures and machines ever created.

Apo Mera Se Mera Local cultural show.

Kids’ TV Kati Psinetai (rpt) Amateur chefs each stage a dinner party to find who will be crowned the winning host.

Current affairs show.

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ANTENNA

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Proini Enimerosi Me Agapi Ellas To Magaleio Sou (rpt) Vodka Portokali (rpt) Fila To Vatraho Sou (rpt) Einai Stigmes (rpt) Panselinos (rpt) Tis Agapis Mahairoa (rpt) Niose Me (rpt) News Mera Mesimeri Konstantinou Kai Elenis (rpt) Tha Vreis To Daskalo Sou (rpt) Ta Koritsia Tou Baba (rpt) Oneiropagida (rpt) Lefta Sto Lepto Yia Tin Agapi Sou (rpt) With News at 18.00.

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Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) Niose Me News MAD Walk Fashion Music Project Spring Wipeout News Sports News Vradi Me Ton Petro Kostopoulo Late-night talk-show.

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Horis Oria (rpt) To Paihnidi Tis Signomis (rpt) News Deal (rpt)

MEGA 06.00 06.30 07.00 08.00

Ta Epta Kaka Tis Moiras Mou Retire Epomeni Mera (rpt) Master Chef (rpt) Greek competitive cooking reality show, open to amateur and home chefs.

09.00 10.00

Klemmena Oneira (rpt) Proino Mou Lifestyle programme features entertainment, music and more. Hosted by real-life couple Giorgos Liagas & Fay Skorda.

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Enimerosi Tora Eheis Meson Yia Sena News Dr Cook Sto Para Pente News Klemmena Oneira

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Piso Sto Spiti FILM: Blue Streak

SIGMA 06.10 07.00 08.20 10.00 10.50 12.00 14.30 15.20 17.10 18.00 18.05 18.40 19.30

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News ‘Til Death Sitcom chronicling the domestic discord and disasters of middleaged couple.

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Anna Paola (rpt) Protoselido Eleni Vasiliki (rpt) Mila Mou (rpt) Mesimeri Kai Kati Efta Ourani Kai Sinnefa Alites (rpt) Magazino Siga Min To’ Xeres News Ti Tha Fame Simera Mama Anna Paola Efta Ourani Kai Sinnefa Alites Local drama series.

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Kid’s TV Fotis - Maria Live Best Of Exelixeis Sti Showbiz Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of I Kouzina Me Ti Dina (rpt) Mila (rpt) Berdema (rpt) Star News Mesimeriani Meleti Kids’ TV Berdema Fotis Maria Live Mila Discussions about various issues based on a woman’s life.

News Aspra Balonia FILM: Hijacked: Flight 285

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A psychopath hijacks a plane, but reckons without the efforts of resourceful passengers determined to bring him down. Thriller, starring James Brolin and Anthony Michael Hall. 1996

Greek drama series.

A thief fresh out of prison finds a police station has been built where he hid his loot, forcing him to pose as a cop to get it back. Comedy, with Martin Lawrence and Luke Wilson. 1999.

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News Dekati Entoli (rpt) Siga Min To’ Xeres (rpt) Mona Mia Fora (rpt) Se Fonto Kokkino (rpt) Ta Hrisopsara (rpt) Eleni (rpt)

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Exelixeis Stin Showbiz FILM: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street After serving time for a crime he did not commit, a vengeful barber and his accomplice carve up unlucky customers and bake them in meat pies. Musical, starring Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp and Alan Rickman. 2007.

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LTV Sports News Star News Repeats

Yia Sena (rpt) Proino Mou (rpt)

CAPITAL 06.45 09.05 09.35 10.00 11.00 11.30 12.30 13.25 15.20 16.10 16.45 17.40 18.15

Kids’ TV Kalitera En Ginetai Akti Oneiron Ston Asterismos Tis Imeras Kouzina Me Apopsi Sto Mati Tou Kiklona Milagros Kids’ TV Top Models Kalitera En Ginetai Sabrina, To Koritsi Tis Agapis Akti Oneiron Pacific Blue With News at 18.30.

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News Sports Time O Anthropos Tis Thalassas FILM: An Unfinished Life A single mum moves in with her estranged father and tries to repair their relationship. Drama, starring Robert Redford. 2005.

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FILM: Wrong Number What starts off as a celebration of harmless pranks soon turns into a suspense where death looms large. Action, starring David Lipper. 2002.

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FILM: Detention A teacher giving detention to a class of troublemakers faces a fight to save their lives when armed criminals invade the school. Action, starring Dolph Lundgren. 2003.

Contraband (Novacinema1, 17.10)

01:10 Silk 02:05 The Weakest Link 02:50 EastEnders 03:20 Doctors 03:50 The Diamond Queen 04:40 Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle 05:10 Bleak Old Shop of Stuff 05:40 My Family 06:15 The Weakest Link 07:00 Garth And Bev 07:10 Tweenies 07:30 The Green Balloon Club 07:55 Fimbles 08:15 Garth And Bev 08:25 Tweenies 08:45 The Green Balloon Club 09:05 Fimbles 09:25 My Family 09:55 Keeping Up Appearances 10:25 The Weakest Link 11:15 EastEnders 11:40 Doctors 12:10 Hustle 13:05 The Diamond Queen 13:55 My Family 14:25 Monarch Of The Glen 15:15 Keeping Up Appearances 15:45 EastEnders 16:15 Doctors 16:45 The Weakest Link 17:30 The Diamond Queen 18:25 Doctor Who 19:10 Walk on the Wild Side 19:40 Doctors 20:10 Casualty 21:00 My Family 21:30 2 Point 4 Children 22:00 The Diamond Queen 22:55 Lead Balloon 23:25 Watson & Oliver 23:55 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 00:40 Bedlam

07:00 Sunrise Earth 07:55 Inside West Coast Customs 08:40 Chasing Classic Cars 09:30 Prehistoric 10:15 Science Of The Movies 11:05 Deadliest Catch 11:50 Time Warp 12:15 Reign Of The Dinosaurs 13:05 Mighty Mississippi 13:50 Cafe Racer 14:35 Wild Fisherman: Norway 15:25 Prehistoric 16:10 Mythbusters 17:00 Unchained Reac-

tion 17:50 Meteorite Men 18:40 Cafe Racer 19:30 Wild Fisherman: Norway 20:20 The Reinventors 21:10 Mekong: Soul Of A River 22:00 Unchained Reaction 22:50 Meteorite Men 23:40 Deadliest Catch 00:30 The Reinventors 01:15 Mythbusters 02:05 Unchained Reaction 02:50 Meteorite Men 03:40 Cafe Racer 04:30 Mekong: Soul Of A River 05:20 Wild Fisherman: Norway 06:10 The Reinventors 06:35 The Reinventors

09:30 Snooker: World Championship Un. Kingdom 15:30 Rally: Fia European Rally Championship 16:30 Snooker: World Championship Un. Kingdom 20:00 Rally: Fia European Rally Championship 21:00 Snooker: World Championship Un. Kingdom 00:00 Cycling: Italy 01:00 Strongest Man: Champions League Martinique 01:15 All Sports: Watts 01:30 Snooker: World Championship Un. Kingdom

05:40 Desperate Housewives 7 06:25 Bones 07:10 Raising Hope 2 07:35 Friends With Benefits 08:00 Grey’s Anatomy 5 08:50 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 7 09:40 Desperate Housewives 7 10:25 Bones 11:10 Raising Hope 11:35 Friends With Benefits 12:00 Happy Endings 3 12:25

Don’t Trust The B...In Apartment 23 2 12:50 Last Man Standing 13:15 The Neighbors 13:40 Grey’s Anatomy 5 14:25 Jamie’s Ministry Of Food 15:20 Desperate Housewives 7 16:05 Bones 16:50 Raising Hope 2 17:15 Friends With Benefits 17:40 Grey’s Anatomy 5 18:30 Donna Hay: Fast, Fresh, Simple 19:20 Desperate Housewives 7 20:10 Bones 21:00 Happy Endings 3 21:25 Don’t Trust The B...In Apartment 23 21:50 Last Man Standing 2 22:15 The Neighbors 22:40 Raising Hope 2 23:05 Friends With Benefits 23:30 Happy Endings 3 23:55 Don’t Trust The B...In Apartment 23 00:20 Last Man Standing 2 00:45 The Neighbors 01:10 Donna Hay: Fast, Fresh, Simple 02:00 Desperate Housewives 7 02:45 Raising Hope 2 03:10 Friends With Benefits 03:35 Surviving Suburbia 04:00 Grey’s Anatomy 5 04:50 Make It Or Break It

07:30 Runaways 09:20 Meeting Venus 11:20 Underbelly Files - The Man Who Got Away 13:00 Midnight In Paris 14:45 Youth In Revolt 16:30 Mr. Troop Mom 18:15 Boxer (2009) 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 The Traveller 23:00 London Boulevard 00:50 Hustler TV 03:00 Bruc 04:45 Road Trip: Beer Pong 06:30 LTV Sports News (E)

07:00 Kids TV 15:45 Justice League Unlimited 16:10 Legion Of Super

Heroes 16:35 Young Justice 17:00 Best Premier League Games 17:30 Planet Speed 18:00 Barclays Premier League World 18:30 Nba Action 19:00 La Liga World 19:30 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 23:30 Barclays Premier League Preview 00:00 La Liga Show 2012-13 00:30 2011 World’s Strongest Man 01:00 Barclays Premier League Review 02:00 La Liga Review 2012-13 03:00 Nba 2012-13 05:30 Best Premier League Games 06:00 Toyota Australian Football International 2012

07:15 Privileged 08:00 Friends 08:25 Top Boy 09:20 Luck 10:20 One Tree Hill 11:15 C.S.I. New York 13:00 Gossip Girl 13:45 Privileged 14:30 Top Boy 15:25 Luck 16:15 Big Bang Theory 16:40 2 Broke Girls 17:25 Mentalist 18:10 C.S.I. Miami 19:00 Gossip Girl 19:45 Pan Am 20:30 Friends 21:00 Necessary Roughness 22:30 Closer 23:15 Fringe 00:05 Haunting Of Bryan Beckett 01:45 Sucker Punch 03:45 Big Bang Theory 04:10 2 Broke Girls 05:00 Mentalist 05:45 C.S.I. Miami 06:30 Gossip Girl

08:00 Warrior’s Way 10:00 Stone 12:00 Sympathy For Delicious 14:00 Incendiary 16:00 Lesbian Vampire Killers 18:00 Lost & Found 20:00 Welcome To The Rileys 22:00 Weak-

Langer: Bunker 10:00 MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers At New York Mets 13:00 Pinks 14:00 Car Warriors 2 ‘33 Ford Hot Rod 15:00 TBA 16:00 European Tour Ballantine’s Championship Rd. 2 19:30 Big Ten Softball Michigan St. At Ohio St. 23:30 Pinks

19:15 Owl And The Pussycat 21:00 Treasure Buddies 22:40 Friends With Benefits 00:30 Oi Tempelides Tis Eyforis Koiladas 02:25 Restoration 04:20 Cine News 04:45 Shampoo

06:00 Only Hits 8:00 MTV GreekLips 9:00 MTV Hollywood Heights 10:00 MTV Plain Jane (Commissioned Version) 11:00 Pure Local 12:00 MTV VHI Pop up Video 12:30 MTV VHI Pop up Video 13:00 MTV Made 14:00 MTV Big Time Rush 14:30 MTV Victorious 15:00 MTV Hollywood Heights 16:00 MTV Crash Canyon 16:30 MTV Crash Canyon 17:00 MTV Pranked 17:30 MTV Pranked 18:00 MTV GreekLips 19:00 Only Hits 20:00 MTV Catfish 21:00 MTV Hitlist Hellas 22:00 MTV World Stage 23:00 MTV Scandalicious 00:00 MTV Jersey Shore 01:00 MTV Geordie Shore 02:00 Only Hits

00:00 Pinks All Out Texas 01:00 European Tour Ballantine’s Championship Rd. 1 04:30 Mobil 1 The Grid 05:00 TBA 06:00 Sports Unlimited 07:00 Feherty - Lee Trevino 08:00 In Play With Jimmy Roberts 08:30 Playing Lessons - Natalie Gulbis 09:00 Golf Central International 09:30 Academy - Bernhard

07:00 Without Love 08:55 To Have And Have Not 10:35 Ice Station Zebra 13:00 Kismet 15:00 Dial M For Murder 16:45 Gone With the Wind 20:20 Brigadoon 22:10 Ryan’s Daughter 01:20 Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid 03:20 Hotel Paradiso 05:00 Kismet

ness 00:05 Daring! TV 04:05 Whistleblower 06:05 Batman Begins

05:05 Witchville 06:35 Mrs. Doubtfire 08:40 Nicostratos: Le Pelican 10:20 Mad On Novacinema 10:55 Johnny English Reborn 12:40 Darling Companion 14:30 Hollywood Buzz 15:00 Against All Odds 17:10 Contraband 19:10 The Big Year 21:00 Ncis 22:00 Miss Bala 00:00 The Descendants 02:00 Killer Elite 03:55 Amador

05:40 Mad Dog And Glory 07:20 A Dangerous Method 09:00 Cine News 09:20 Good Neighbor Sam 11:30 The Portrait Of A Lady 13:55 The Three Musketeers 15:45 The Caine Mutiny 17:55 Action Zone 18:30 One For The Money 20:10 Page Eight 22:00 In Her Shoes 00:15 Trespass 01:50 Melancholia 04:05 The Woman In Black

19:15 The Bourne Identity 21:20 Sniper Reloaded 23:00 Let Me In 01:00 Cine News 01:30 Adult Zone 03:15 Essential Killing 04:45 Drive

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The Traveller (LTV, 21.00) On a dark Christmas Eve in a small town, a stranger walks into the local police station. “I’d like to make a confession,” he tells the desk sergeant, and calmly claims to have murdered six people. The bewildered cops lock him up, pending further investigation - but the stranger is a strange man indeed. He has no name. He has no fingerprints. He also looks like Val Kilmer (in fact he is Val Kilmer), the ultimate once-promising movie star now reduced to creepy turns in straight-tovideo horrors. Things get bloody. Cops start getting killed. The stranger looks nonchalant and whistles Mozart. Is he even human - or an evil ghost taking revenge on the cops? Answers on a postcard, along

with a compensation claim for the 96 minutes you might spend watching this film (and will never get back). Absurd, badly-written and unpleasantly violent - but it’s Friday night, and mindless trash always looks a bit better on a Friday night. Made in 2010.

Miss Bala (Novacinema1, 22.00) Fact: the drug war in Mexico, with rival cartels slaughtering each other (and cops, and random civilians) over control of the illicit-drug market, has claimed over 80,000 lives in the past five years! Miss Bala is a Mexican film, and it ends with a caption on the death toll from the drug war - but it’s not actually ‘about’ the drug war, being the tale of a young woman (Stepha-

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nie Sigman) who’s taking part in a beauty contest, goes out to celebrate and finds herself caught up in a shoot-out, after which she goes looking for her friend and gets captured by gangsters. The whole film has a dazed, dreamlike quality - our heroine tends to drift passively from frying pan to fire - though it needed a bit more to be truly gripping: Steph is too much of a Victim (it might’ve been more interesting to have her corrupted by the lure of drug money), and her relationship with the brutal kingpin who takes a shine to her is a bit one-dimensional. Still a strong, atmospheric thriller, just not quite the masterpiece some critics have been touting. Also, if you live in Mexico you have our sympathy. In Spanish; made in 2011.


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CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Block letter; 9 Oozed; 10 Phoenix; 11 Sanctum; 13 Guile; 14 Dee; 15 Wight; 16 Cum; 17 Repel; 19 Non-iron; 21 Toccata; 23 Roast; 24 Understates. Down – 2 Lozenge; 3 Cadet; 4 Lip; 5 Thought; 6 Ennui; 7 Considerate; 8 Exterminate; 12 Megan; 15 Welfare; 16 Corsage; 18 Pecan; 20 Norma; 22 Ass..

QUICK: Across – 1 Abomination; 9 Model; 10 Bravado; 11 Rousing; 13 Paean; 14 Can; 15 M l e; 16 Due; 17 Token; 19 Perform; 21 Opaline; 23 Frown; 24 Flannelette. Down – 2 Bedouin; 3 Multi; 4 Nib; 5 Traipse; 6 Ovate; 7 Embrocation; 8 Countermand; 12 Galop; 15 Mention; 16 Drop out; 18 Kraal; 20 Rifle; 22 Ewe.

ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

The fallout from yesterday’s Lunar Eclipse can go on for some months. Because your ruler Mars remains in a nononsense embrace with the Sun, you could find yourself becoming totally exasperated if your financial situation seems overly controlled by the moves of others, be it a boss or government. Work on your coping strategies Aries.

If you try to put any control tactics onto situations today, you may find that others are just as keen to resist them. This could pan out professionally or at home. Yet if you have some clearly defined goals that you want to achieve, your willpower to make them happen can be quite extraordinary. You just need to stay mindful of the people stuff.

If you are set on doing any kind of DIY project, do bear in mind the aesthetic side of things. Getting things working nice and efficiently may be good, and can give you great personal satisfaction, but it is going to be important to add the touches of refinement which help you to feel comfortable and at ease with whatever you are trying to create.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

You might find yourself being much more demanding, especially around your life. But the more you punch across your “terms,” the more others may seem to go out of their way to resist you. It’s quite perverse, but the less you focus on your desires, and do something else, the better you will feel. Avoid intractable disputes at all costs.

If you are travelling today, or over the weekend for that matter, you may be in the mood to get to your destination as quickly as possible. Dilly-dallying is unlikely to suit your mood one bit. Yet if you put the proverbial foot down too hard, the chances are you will stress yourself out, and may even end up having a bump. Pace yourself Virgo.

You could well have a day filled with moments of laughter, or grand gestures. But don’t let a need to be admired see you go over the top when it comes to your gestures. For example, if you exaggerate or gamble recklessly, rather than garner praise and respect, it can push people away. Try to stay creative, yet humble with it Capricorn.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

Umm, today could be a toughy Gemini. If you are typical of your sign and prefer to articulate emotions, you may feel your moods jumping all over the place. Past angers and resentments can come boiling up into your conscious, and some of these could amaze. Do everything to avoid those who you have never really trusted very much.

You might find yourself wanting to do something dramatic. By creating some kind of chaos, or just being unpredictable, you can shake up the side of you that you feel is almost too agreeable. For example, you won’t like people to know what you are thinking. And yet you may also find ways to help others, by an imaginative scheme.

Family matters may exasperate you. This is a day when those closest to you just seem to have the perfect formula for working out how to press your buttons, and quickly. Then again, perhaps your own mood will be quite volatile. Part of this can come from not being quite as in touch with your feelings as you could be. Don’t deny any vulnerabilities.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

You might find yourself wanting to be particularly active. If you are a born again couch potato, just what exercise you push yourself to do, is going to be less clear. However, if you do take great pleasure in playing team sports, running, cycling or swimming, it can feel really great to get the endorphins popping in your head, and feel good mentally.

You have a bit of a challenge on your hands today Scorpio. Part of you may feel like being very direct, even to the point of being blunt. Yet Neptune urges you to soften your approach, to add some subtlety to what you are saying. If you combine confidence and a healthy self regard with sensitivity, you will have the perfect blend.

Neptune is that lovely, shimmering and hard to read coruler of yours. And today it forges a super link with Mars, and the Sun. These three planets combined, suggest that it really is a case of not what you say, but how you say it. If you can be acutely aware of the person, or people you speak to, any tricky conversation can pass off well.


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ers, full a/c, near Cyta, Laiki and Hellenic Bank headquarters – Dasoupolis €500 (photos in the website). 3. 1 bedr luxury GROUND FLOOR apartment with very big verandas and garden,2 a/c for hot and cold, cooker, oven, washing machine, fridge in the kitchen, big bedroom, covered parking, storage room, off Kallipoleos street in a quiet area – Lykavitos €360(A1LYK0021-R), (photos in the website). 4. 2 bedr FULLY RENOVATED spacious apartment with laminate parquet floor, a/c for hot and cold in all the rooms, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen, big bedrooms, FULLY NICELY FURNISHED, covered veranda with nice view, near the American Embassy - €450 (A2ENG0018-R) 5. 4 bedr new spacious luxury finished floor apartment with floor heating independent, full a/c, 3wc, electrical appliances in the kitchen, blinds

on all windows, very big 50sq.m covered veranda, fireplace, covered parking and big over floor heated covered swimming pool on the ground floor, on a small 3 storey building in a quiet neighbourhood near a playground and near Ippokration private hospital – Engomi €1500 (A4ENG0003-R) (photos in the website) 6. 1 bedr new luxury finished apartment with parquet floor, a/c for hot and cold, big bathroom, covered veranda, NEWLY MODERN FURNISHED, parking, off Kennedy Avenue near the centre – Nicosia Centre €450 (A1NIC0021-R), (photos in the website). 7. 2 bedr new luxury apartment with central heating independent, full a/c, 2wc, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen with cooker and oven, blinds on all windows, covered veranda, solar heater, pressure system, covered parking, storage

room, on a small building in a quiet neighborhood next to a playground, near Central offices of Cyta and Laiki Head quarters – Dasoupoli €500 (A2DAS0018-R), (photos in the website). 8. 2 bedr new modern luxury apartment with separate central heating, full a/c, 2bathrooms(one en suite), blinds on all windows, electrical appliances in the kitchen, big sitting & dining room, big covered veranda, covered parking near Alpha Mega – Engomi €500. AVAILABLE END OF APRIL (A2ENG0014-R), (photos in the website). 9. New top quality 2 bedr apartment, 93sq.m+20sq.m veranda, on a small modern building with 6 flats only. Central heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, 2wc, fully fitted kitchen with all the electrical appliances, water pressure system roller blinds and shutters on windows, big sitting and dining room, big bedrooms, covered parking and storage room, in a quiet neighbourhood near Akropolis park. – Acropolis €700

A2ACS0002-R (photos in the website) . 10. New luxury finished 1 bedr penthouse apartment with big verandah with nice view, in a small modern building,55sq.m,storage heaters,2 a/c, blinds on the windows, expensive electrical appliances (cooker, oven, extractor, refrigerator, washing machine, dryer), covered parking and storage room, off Kalippoleos street opposite Dessange Day Spa near the University – Lykavitos €420 (A1LYK0002-R), (photos in the website). 11. 2 bedr luxury apartment with a/c for hot and cold, separate kitchen, big covered veranda, FULLY NICELY FURNISHED, covered parking, near the Ministry of Education – Acropolis €550 (A2ACS0036-R), (photos in the website)

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covered parking, on the 6th floor with plenty of view and nice breeze, in the centre off Kennedy avenue – Nicosia Centre €700 (A2NIC0031-R), (photos in the website). 13. New luxury finished 3 bedr penthouse (floor apartment) on the 5th floor,165sq.m+ big verandas(one bigger with bbq), solid parquet floor all the flat,3wc,2 bathrooms, central heating ind, full a/c, big separate Italian kitchen with electrical appliances and dining area, big sitting room, covered parking and storage room off Makarios Avenue walking distance to the centre €850 (A3NIC0030-R), (photos in the website). 14. 3 bedr spacious luxury finished apartment 150sq. m+30sq.m covered veranda, central heating independent with petrol, full wall a/c units, solid parquet floor, expensive electrical appliances in the kitchen, 3wc, curtains and blinds on windows, 3 COVERED PARKING, storage room, near Pizza Hut in Strovolos €1100 (photos in the website). 15. 3 bedrs luxury penthouse,165sq.m+80sq.m verandah with bbq, central heating ind, full AC, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms, solid parquet floor all the flat, big kitchen with dining area, fully MODERN FURNISHED, covered parking off Athalassa Avenue near Stephanis Electronics and English school – Stro-

volos €800 (A3ST10013-R) (photos in the website) 16. New luxury finished 4 bed PENTHOUSE apartment in a small modern building, 186sq.m+90sq.m big veranda with nice view, separate floor heating, fully air conditioned, 4wc, 2 en suite bedrooms with shower,1 bathroom, solid parquet floor all through, big sitting and dining areas with electric modern shutters opening to the veranda, fully equipped kitchen with expensive electrical appliances, 2 parking places (1 covered), in a very quiet neighbourhood ,near the Russian Embassy. AVAILABLE END OF MARCH –Engomi €1900 (A4ENG0005-R) (photos in the website) For many more properties with photos visit our website at www.landtouristestates. com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225 / 96-422225 / 96422226 www.landtouristestates.com

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2 BDRM flat in the centre of Nicosia. Rent €450. For information call 99453663, 99663927.

TO LET Large 4 bedroom unfurnished house in the village of Asomatos nr Akrotiri Limassol. Fully A/C & Heating (storage heaters). 5 wc’s, large kitchen/diner, lounge and sitting room. Large loft with own shower/wc (suitable for office/playroom/gym). Carport - prominent position in cul-de-sac - lots of parking. €850 pcm (negotiable). Available from April 2013. Tel. 99831431 TRADITIONAL VILLAGE STONE HOUSE IN APESHIA. Very quiet village, 20mins from Limassol. Road to heritage school/Troodos. 2 bedrooms, office available top floor with veranda great view of mountains. Small courtyard with trees. Electric solar water. A/C-toilet in main bedroom. Semi/full furnished. Fitted kitchen with electrical appliances, fireplace. Toilet/ shower. €550pm negotiable. Tel 96891800. GROUND FLOOR HOUSE, furnished renovated this year. Laminated parke floor, and big wardrobes in the 3 bedrooms. Rent €590.00 Tel 99497576 99886775 *****************************

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U/F 350 Euros or F/F 400 Euros TREMITHOUSA- Superb Detached 3 Bedroom Villa with Large Pool, F/F to a very High Standard, Mater En-Suite, Family Bathroom with Jacuzzi, Beautifully Fitted Kitchen,

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furnished villa with private pool on a big plot. Spacious living space, good sized bedrooms. Pool and garden maintenance included in rent. Lovely sea and country side views. €700 3. Peyia, Beautiful 3 bed un/ furnished villa with amazing sea views. Private pool, lovely garden, double bedrooms, master en suite. €500 4. Koili, brand new 4 bed unfurnished villa. Finished to a very high quality in a very quiet location. Italian kitchen, fire place, under floor heating, shutters, fly screens, pool, one bed downstairs. €850 PAPHOS TO RENT Tel: 99389198. For listings and many other properties please visit our web www. paphotorent.com and give us a call.

pool, quiet location, paved garden area, sea and mountain views. Sky satellite, €550 ono, please call: 99771532 – no agents 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 & Kissonerga Landlord & Owners please call 99329357 Or please view at our website www.cyprussands.com Fully Registered Company in Cyprus

2. SECRET VALLEY €750 spacious modern detached 3 bedroom villa situated on a corner plot in a peaceful residential area. Offering large private pool with a low maintained enclosed garden with sea views. Off street parking. Fully furnished with modern furniture and includes gas central heating throughout. Modern fitted kitchen with granite worktops. One bedroom on ground floor with bathroom. Pets allowed at owners discretion. Viewings highly recommended. website reference number: RTL_561 3. KAMARES TALA €850 a stunning detached villa offering 4 bedrooms plus office in a quiet & private residential area with large parking bay for numerous cars and covered off street parking. Offering spacious living accommodation and breathtaking views of the sea. This property includes a lift to all 4 floors. Luxury modern fitted kitchen with appliances. Lovely garden with spacious veranda & private pool. Available unfurnished. website reference number: RTL_669

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1. Sea Caves Paphos, luxury 3 bed unfurnished villa with private pool on a big plot. One bed downstairs, kitchen white goods include dish washer. Spacious bedrooms, dressing room, balconies, separate outdoor storeroom, enclosed garden. €1000 2. Secret Valley, 3 bed un/

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SPECIAL OFFER In Kokkinotrimithia, 15km from Nicosia in a good area, (in the centre, opposite Maragos bakery, 41/2 acres or 7 plot with 90% building factor. For more information please call 99673286, 99918830.

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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. CHLORAKA €600 a unique opportunity to rent a traditional stone village house in the village of Chloraka. This beautiful property has been lovingly restored and offers a spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom homes with plenty of character. A rustic hideaway offering large pretty courtyard with fruit trees. Off street parking. Stunning real fire in living area & log burner in kitchen. Available furnished with solar panels, pressurised water system & storage space. Viewings highly recommended. website reference number: RTL_679

4. SEA CAVES €850 price includes pool cleaning & gardening. Luxury modern detached 3 bedroom villas in a peaceful & private location. Fully furnished with good quality modern furniture including a log burner for those winter months. Modern fitted kitchen with top brand appliances. Two

CHURCHES GRACE CHURCH, LARNACA 8 Ayiou Neofytou St Sundays 10 a.m. Also Midweek Meetings Details: Colin 24530700 HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, PAPHOS GATE, NICOSIA Sunday Masses: Saturdays 6.30 pm, Sundays 8.00am, 9.30am & 6.30pm Weekday Masses: 6.30 pm Monday to Friday Tel: 22662132 Email: holcross@logos.cy.net

LARNAKA COMMUNITY CHURCH APHRODITE STREET, LARNAKA 10.00 AM MORNING SERVICE and SUNDAY SCHOOL For more details ring Fred 24365152

International EVANGELICAL CHURCH (Reformed) Limassol 352 St. Andrew’s Street (1½ blocks from Starbucks/Fat Boy) Sunday worship 10:30am Wednesday Bible Discussion 7pm For info: 99384742 ALL ARE WELCOME

St Helena’s Anglican Church, Larnaca St Helena’s Court, Grigoris Afx Sunday Service: Holy Communion 9.30 am

NICOSIA CHRISTIAN CENTRE 10 PINDOU STR, ENGOMI, NICOSIA, TEL. 22464375 SERVICES: SUNDAY 10AM, WEDNESDAY 8PM

Family oriented evangelical church Contemporary Christian Worship Sunday 10am (Holy Communion - 1st Sunday of the month) Sunday School (Juniors and Teens) Outreach and Evangelism Bible Studies

Tel. 99 293489, 99 279960 Email: immanuel.church.nicosia@gmail.com Website: www.immanuelchurchnicosia.org

ALL WELCOME Tel:24651327 office@sainthelenas.com

THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ST ANDREW AND ST JOHN THE BAPTIST MESA GEITONIA, LIMASSOL The Orthodox Liturgy in English served fortnightly on Saturdays at 9.00 am. We also hold a Discussion Group every Thursday evening at 7.30 pm For information please call Fr. Christopher Klitou Mobile: 99957144 Fax: 25710318 You can email us at: klitoux@logos.cy.net or visit our website: www.christopherklitou.com

THE REFORMED CHURCH OF LIMASSOL Clear exposition of the Bible in the presence of God, and relevant to our lives. Our Sunday services start at 10:30 am sharp, and the Wednesday Bible discussion at 7 pm. International Evangelical Church (Reformed) is located at 352 St. Andrew’s Street. 1½ blocks from Starbucks / Fat Boy, and 1 block from the Municipal Gardens, Zoo. For further information call Steve at 99384742, or email: iee.limassol@gmail.com All are welcome! PROPHETIC CALL-OUT Grieved by preachers living in sin ? Pastors collaborating with idolaters? Bored with just being a spectator? In Prophecy there is no ‘us and them: Everyone contributes (1 Cor 14:26) 10am start 9/2/2013 God willing, Meet: Entrance Palaiopafos, Kouklia Instruments/shofars welcome

Open Door Baptist Church

St Barnabas’ Anglican Church 153 Leontiou A Street Limassol www.stbarnabas-cyprus.com Telephone: 25362713 - All welcome ALL SAINTS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH (ENGLISH) Sunday Divine Liturgy 8-10am. Followed by Fellowship hour (coffee) Services are now being held at the underground Chapel of All Saints of Cyprus at St. Panteleimonos Church Makedonitissa Archangelos (Engomi) For more info please contact Fr. Joseph Coleman Tel. 99938924

THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF AGIOS ARSENIOS, LIMASSOL (near Tsirion Stadium) The Orthodox Liturgy in English Saturday, 4 February at 8:30 am For information please contact: Father M. Spanou at 99 – 401365 (msspanou@googlemail.com)

9 Larnakos Street Katholiki Area Limassol Sundays: 9:45, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM Wednesdays: 7:30 PM 25 751193 or 99 758729 www.cbm-odbc.org

GRACE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH Invites you to COME AND EXPERIEBNCE THE LOVE OF GOD WITH US Int. Christian Business Fellowship Meeting Centre Sundays: 10.00am Sunday School 11.00 am Main Service (Dine with us centre services) Wednesdays: Prayer meeting 6pm Address: To Arsinois Str., 1010 Nicosia (Next to Western Union Office to KISA) Contact: 99988900 or 97667932. \VISITORS ESPECIALLY WELCOME!!!

The Anglican Church of Paphos Ayia Kyriaki (St. Paul by the Pillar) Sunday 8.15am Holy Eucharist 6.00pm Sung Eucharist th 4 Sunday 6.00pm Choral Evensong Wednesday 9.00am Holy Eucharist 3rd Wednesday (BCP) St. Stephen’s, Tala st rd 1 & 3 Sunday 11.00 am Holy Eucharist 2nd & 4th Sunday 11.00am Morning Worship St. Luke’s, Prodromi 1st & 5th Sunday 9.30am Morning Worship 2nd , 3rd & 4th Sunday 9.30am Holy Eucharist 1st & 3rd Wednesday 9.30am Holy Eucharist 1st Sunday 6.00 p.m. Peace & Wholeness with Holy Eucharist 4th Sunday every quarter 9.30 am Holy Eucharist from BPC Church Office: 26-953044 Fax: 26-952486 Email: anglicancofp@cytanet.com.cy for directions to each church

DEUTSCHE GOTTESDIENSTE IN ZYPERN Nikosia: Am 1. und 3. Samstag im Monat in der St. Paul’s Cathedral um 18 Uhr Limassol: Am 2. Sonntag im Monat im Gemeindehaus in Germasogeia um 11 Uhr Am 4. Sonntag im Monat in der St. Barnabaskirche um 18 Uhr Paphos: Am 2. Samstag in der Kirche an der Paulussaeule um 16 Uhr Agia Napa: Am 4. Sonntag im Monat im Hof des Klosters um 9.30 Uhr Näheres Informationen durch Pfarrer Dr. Herold, Tel 25-317092 oder im Internet www.ev-kirche-zypern.de

St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral Byron Avenue, Nicosia, 22 445221/22 677897 www.st-pauls-nicosia.com

Sunday 0930 : Holy Communion Sunday School in the hall 1800 : Evening Prayer Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 0830: Morning Prayer Wednesday 1030 : Holy Communion First Monday of each month 1930 : Guild of St Raphael Parish Office : Mon-Fri : 0900 – 1100 Saturday 1000-1200

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bedrooms on ground floor with family bathroom & master bedroom & ensuite on upper level. Good sized low maintenance garden with private pool offering privacy & sea views. Shaded bbq area. Off street parking with shaded car port. website reference number: RTL_625 5. KAMARES TALA €900 a unique property combining modern and traditional. Situated in the sought after area of Kamares on a large plot with mature gardens & stunning private pool, offering total privacy and breathtaking sea views. Separate annex with modern shower room & separate kitchen. Guest room offering bedroom & shower room at pool level. Large modern office. Main house offering 2 further bedrooms plus a number of sitting rooms. Perfect for those who require something completely different from the norm. Available furnished or part furnished. website reference number: RTL_673 6. PEYIA €950 we are delighted to offer this ultra modern 4 bedroom villa with luxury furnishings & fittings. Offering spacious accommodation with breathtaking sea views. Furnishings & fittings are of a very high quality. Spacious living area with modern fitted kitchen & utility area. One bedroom on ground floor with ensuite & kitchenette. Guest wc. Private infinity pool & enclosed low maintenance garden. A must to see! website refer-

ence number: RTL_670 7. ST.GEORGE €1,100 a brand new stunning detached 3 bedroom villa with modern fitted kitchen & bathrooms. Beautifully finished with detail mosaic flooring. One bedroom on ground floor with bathroom. Enclosed landscaped garden with kidney shaped private pool. Situated in a quiet residential area. Available unfurnished though includes top brand kitchen appliances & blackout blinds. website reference number: RTL_678 8. CHLORAKA €1,800 substantial luxury 4 bedroom villa, spacious (350 sq meters), beautifully designed with unique detail. Conservatory with views of landscaped gardens. Large modern fitted kitchen, living room with working fireplace. Circular dining room with vaulted dome ceiling. Stunning private pool area. Available unfurnished. website reference number: RTL_579 Tel: 97790883 Tel: 99133422 office: 26271858 visit our website for many more properties www.mrrentpaphos.net email: info@ mrrent-paphos.net

veranda views of mountains. Middle floor has sitting/dining area all with classic furniture and fireplace and lovely big kitchen. Downstairs is a self-contained annex with bedroom and kitchen area/ bathroom wc. Private pool BBQ area and outside sink. REF 1232 €1300 AYIA MARINOUDA 2 bedroom furnished bungalow in lovely quiet complex with communal pool. Property has fire place, off street parking, nice stone features, character property. REF 1224 €500 KOLETRIA 4 bedroom house with 3 bathrooms offered unfurnished, central heating and flyscreens throughout 3 bedrooms upstairs, master bedroom has ensuite. Large shower room. Fourth bedroom downstairs TIMI with shower room. Lovely large kitchen and sitting room. Covered area for car and back garden REF 1234 €500 A LARGE HOUSE in its own private grounds surrounded by orange groves in Timi. This property has been built to a very nice standard and offers lots of living space. Large quality kitchen, sitting room and dining room. 3 large bedrooms. The master bedroom has ensuite and there is an additional room used as office, upstairs loft room. REF 1049 €650 PANO PAFOS Large 3 bedroom house on ground floor on large plot with lovely gar-

den and private pool with BBQ area with outside utility room and shower in a residential area that is within walking distance to shops PEYIA government offices, school, pharmacy and near to bus stop. REF 1231 €700 A LOVELY 3 bed villa in Peyia, unfurnished, with 3 a family bathroom. Downstairs it has a sitting/dining area and guest cloakroom. Kitchen is nice with all whitegoods. Satellite TV, fans, flyscreens all included. Garage and shaded offstreet parking with private pool and amazing sea and mountain views. REF 1214 €550 GEROSKIPOU 2 bedroom apartments, fitted wardrobes, in nice area of Geroskipou. Furnished, all white goods included, fitted kitchen and fully airconditioned with seaviews. Walking distance from shops. REF 1235 and 1236 €300-350

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ANARITA 3 bedroom villa in Anarita in a nice quiet location with outside fenced area with gates, private pool, great seaviews. Unfurnished, airconditioning, fireplace in living room. Modern kitchen with granite worktops, guest WC. Nice garden and offstreet parking. REF 1229 €700 Please call for a free viewing on Office 26600450 Mo-

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BRAND NEW APT, opposite Poseidonio Gym, near Carrefour, F/F, a/c, great quality, 1 bdrm, from €340 p.m. Tel 99403261 *****************************

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EXO-VRISI – 2 bed townhouse in quiet cul-de-sac. Panoramic sea views, car port, a/c, ceiling fans, tastefully furnished, plus all white goods, €105.000 o.n.o with title deeds Call : 26954147/ 99137828 *****************************

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For sale Beautiful villa, Nicosia, Strovolos 550sqm build in two lots 1250sqm. 6 bds, 6 bath, under floor heating, A/C, basement, two car garage, beautiful landscape, well, pool, quiet area, great for families. Motivated seller. Price reduced 1.500000. Call 99432074 mpapadmd@

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Sport Teenage sensation Guan is LAIN BRIEF Lakers back and aiming to speed up inaftertrouble loss 14-yearold gaining valuable experience By Phil Casey GUAN Tianlang admits he will be aware of the need for speed when he competes in this week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Guan was controversially given a one-shot penalty for slow play during the Masters, where the 14year-old made history as the youngest competitor ever at Augusta National. The Chinese schoolboy was warned on the 10th hole of his second round, started being timed on the 12th and then took too long over his second shot to the 13th and approach to the 17th. That triggered the oneshot penalty which meant a round of 75 and an anxious wait before discovering he had made the cut on the mark of four over. Guan, who was said by tournament officials to have exceeded the 40-second limit by a ‘considerable margin,’ said: “I think my routine is not too bad. “I probably have to make a decision quicker on windy days. So, yeah, I’ll pay attention a little bit to it and probably speed up a little bit.” Guan, who received an invite to play at TPC Louisiana, added: “I want to enjoy the week like in the Masters

Guan Tianlang was controversially given a one-shot penalty for slow play during the Masters, where the 14-year-old made history as the youngest competitor ever at the Augusta National and, hopefully, make the cut. “If not, it’s still a great experience. I hope to play good scores out there. It’s a challenging golf course, but it depends on the weather and where they put the tees and the pins. So it’s not an easy week too.” At 7,341 yards, TPC Louisiana is just 94 yards shorter than Augusta, where Guan impressed everyone with his accuracy with fairway woods and his putting - he and Lee Westwood were the only two players not to have a three-putt all week.

“I think this is also a big course for me,” he added. “I need to putt it good I think. And I should play really good woods to make the cut and go further, but I still need to play a really good couple of rounds.” Guan’s future plans are uncertain, but six-time major winner Nick Faldo has no doubts about what he should do for the foreseeable future. “I think he should stay an amateur,” Faldo said in quotes reported on pgatour. com. “He needs to keep winning, to get bored winning

because you’ve just won everything. Then move over. “I don’t think just because you’re a sensation at 14 or 16 you should be out on tour, I really don’t.” American Jason Dufner returns to defend the title he won last year by beating Ernie Els in a play-off. “I’m very much looking forward to my week in New Orleans,” Open champion Els wrote on his blog. “In 2012 I was playing this event for the first time in 10 years and had a strong week, shooting four nice rounds

in the 60s, and in the end was just one putt away from winning the tournament. “It was my first time playing Pete Dye’s TPC Louisiana course and I was impressed; straight away it seemed to fit my eye. “Also, I loved the whole New Orleans vibe and the support from the galleries was fantastic. I had a lot of fun out there. In fact I’ll be happy to repeat every aspect of last year’s tournament but just go one better with the end result. That would be perfect.”

We must be perfect from now on, says Ferrari chief

Fernando Alonso has been affected by technical problems in two of the season’s first four races

TEAM principal Stefano Domenicali has urged Ferrari to be ‘perfect’ for the rest of the season. Ferrari’s title bid has been hit by problems in two of the first four races, leaving Fernando Alonso 30 points off the lead. Domenicali said: “We believe in our ability to fight to the end and this time we have been from the start, which has not been the case for a while. “At the same time, we must be perfect in every area.” Alonso is fourth in the championship after the first four races, with Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, the reigning champion, in the lead, 10 points ahead of Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is third, three points ahead of Alonso, who was world champion in 2005 and 2006. The 31-year-old Spaniard finished second in the season-opening race in Australia and won in China. But in the second race in Malaysia and in Bahrain last weekend, Ferrari encountered

problems and made mistakes when reacting to them. Alonso could still have finished third in Bahrain and at least fifth in Malaysia. Instead, he crashed out in Malaysia and was eighth in Bahrain, missing out on a possible 28 points. In Malaysia, he damaged his front wing on the back of Vettel’s car during lap one but Ferrari did not order him to pit immediately to have it changed. The wing subsequently broke at the start of the second lap, pitching Alonso off the track and out of the race. In Bahrain, Alonso’s DRS overtaking aid failed, leaving the top part of his rear wing stuck in the ‘open’ position. He pitted to have it forced back into place but Ferrari allowed him to use it again when he returned to the track. It immediately stuck open again and he had to pit at the end of that lap to have it repaired for a second time. Ferrari have become renowned for their excellent reliability over the last decade and more.

TONY Parker scored 24 of his 28 points in the second half as hosts San Antonio took a 2-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Lakers. Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard added 16 points apiece for the Spurs, who were in control for much of the second half before finally breaking away midway through the fourth quarter. The series shifts to Los Angeles tonight for Game 3 of the best-of-seven Western Conference series. Dwight Howard battled foul trouble throughout en route to 16 points and nine rebounds and Steve Blake scored 16 before leaving with an injury for the Lakers, who led briefly in the second quarter but never got closer than six points after halftime. Elsewhere, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook scored 29 points apiece as hosts Oklahoma City knocked off Houston to take a 2-0 lead in the bestof-seven Western Conference first-round series. Serge Ibaka had 12 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots as the Thunder followed up their 29-point Game 1 victory. Game 3 is Saturday at Houston. James Harden had 36 points and 11 rebounds and Chandler Parsons scored 17 points for the Rockets. Patrick Beverley added 16 points and 12 rebounds and Omer Asik grabbed 14 rebounds.

Wiggins leads Sky at Giro TEAM Sky have named their nine-man Giro d’Italia line-up, with Sir Bradley Wiggins leading the team as expected. The British-based outfit had said that the Giro would be the Tour de France champion’s main target this season. Wiggins said: “Alongside the Tour de France and Paris-Roubaix, the Giro d’Italia is one of the biggest races in the world and one I’d love to win. “I’ve watched the Giro since I was a kid and have seen my idols win it, which makes it even more special.” Wiggins, seeking to become the first British rider to win the race, added: “It has always been a race that I’ve wanted to ride well in and I just can’t wait to get started.”


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French duo Toulon, Clermont eye first Heineken Cup final

Cipriani in hospital after being hit by bus

Semi-finals offer mouthwatering clashes By Mitch Phillips TOULON, Clermont Auvergne and Saracens go into this weekend’s semi-finals desperate to validate their domestic progress with a debut Heineken Cup final appearance but perennial party-poopers Munster are not about to vacate the top table without a fight. Munster, twice champions and twice runners-up, will have to reproduce the dogged resistance that got them past Harlequins in London in the quarter-finals if they are to overcome French league pacemakers Clermont in Montpellier tomorrow. Toulon, last year’s Amlin Cup runners-up, take on 2011 Premiership champions Saracens at Twickenham on Sunday with the flyhalf showdown between Jonny Wilkinson and Owen Farrell the focal point of the afternoon. The money pouring into Toulon has turned them into something of a preretirement home for some of the world’s leading players and their multinational mix has lifted the club to unprecedented heights. Last season they were Top 14 runners-up having reached the Heineken Cup quarterfinals the previous year in their debut season while this time they are breathing down Clermont’s neck domestically and on the cusp of the biggest final of all. Saracens, who also reached the semis in 2008 when they were pipped by Munster, are clear leaders of the

English Premiership so it is a meeting of teams right at the top of their game. Progress to the final, and possible victory, would cap an extraordinary turnaround for Toulon, who were relegated to the second-tier in 2000 due to financial problems. President Mourad Boudjellal has invested huge amounts to build a team that won promotion in 2008 and now ranks among the most powerful in the game. “It’s unthinkable - who would have thought a couple of years ago that Toulon would be playing at Twickenham?”, Boudjellal said. “Two years ago in the quarter-final against Perpignan we were not ready for it. Now, the squad and the city have matured. “I may be one of the few Top 14 presidents to be born in his club’s city. I’m from here, so it’s special to see my town live this. “The beautiful thing in that is that we’re going to play in the greatest rugby venue with the English god of rugby, Jonny Wilkinson. We were dreaming of bringing him back there.” Wilkinson, 34 next month, is playing some of the best rugby of his career and it was his faultless kicking display that got Toulon past Leicester in the quarters. Up against him is Farrell, the 21-year-old now filling his England number 10 shirt and regularly compared with the 2003 World Cup-winner. “Jonny is someone I respect massively,” Farrell said this week. “He set the standard and pushed the bar right up as

far as fly-halves are concerned and he’s still doing that today.” Despite the star-studded nature of Toulon’s team, perhaps the more pragmatic Saracens approach does not seem to have struck a nerve with London neutrals as by Wednesday only around 20,000 tickets had been sold for the 80,000-capacity stadium. There will be no empty seats in Montpelier, however, as the relentlessly consistent Clermont, the only semifinalists to have won all seven of their tournament games this season, look to go one better than last year when they lost to eventual champions Leinster in Bordeaux. That made it four titles in five years for Irish clubs and Munster, appearing in their 10th semi-final, are not about to let that influence disappear without a struggle. The Province’s rugby identity has been forged on remarkable Heineken Cup triumphs against the odds but captain Paul O’Connell, immense against Harlequins in the quarters, says Saturday could be the stiffest test of all. “It’s probably the biggest challenge in my time in Munster,” said the lock. “I think their bench would start on most Six Nations teams not to mention Heineken Cup teams, so they have a phenomenally strong squad. “You can win games sometimes with eight or nine players playing well, we’re going to need 15 players playing out of their skins and then we’re going to need everyone coming off the bench to make a big impact as well.”

Jonny Wilkinson is playing some of the best rugby of his career and it was his faultless kicking display that got Toulon past Leicester in the quarters

Ashes doubt over injured Pietersen By Matt Somerford

England batsman Kevin Pietersen faces a race against time to be fit to face Australia

KEVIN Pietersen’s bid to be ready for the start of the Ashes was cast into further doubt this week after he was ruled out of the Champions Trophy with an increasingly worrying knee injury. England’s talisman will not return to action until midJune after an MRI scan revealed only “some improvement” to bruising in the bone of the right knee he injured during the tour of New Zealand. The 32-year-old will therefore have less than a month to prepare for the Ashes opener on July 10, on the proviso this latest assessment proves correct. Already Pietersen’s recovery has become protracted, with the initial “six to eight week” diagnosis being pushed back to now rule him out of New Zealand’s return tour as well as the Champions Trophy

from June 6-23. “Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the ICC Champions Trophy following a repeat MRI scan on his right knee,” an ECB statement read. “The scan has shown some improvement in the bruising to the bone that occurred in the build up to the Test series against New Zealand in February. “However Pietersen will not have recovered sufficiently in time for the NatWest one-day series against New Zealand beginning May 31 and the ICC Champions Trophy which follows. “Pietersen will now start a graduated rehabilitation programme with a view to resuming full training by the middle of June. “That date would allow Pietersen the opportunity for a maximum of two LV= County Championship games with his county side Surrey before the five-Test series against Australia.

England’s focus will now, however, be on ensuring he is fit enough to make his return at that time following this latest setback. Pietersen flew home from the tour of New Zealand on March 24, on the eve of the third Test, after revealing he could no longer play through the pain of an injury sustained in the warm-up game in Queenstown. Scans on his return to England initially offered an optimistic diagnosis with surgery ruled out. Team director Andy Flower was prompted to suggest Pietersen would therefore be available for the entire English summer, however, the first setback was delivered earlier this month when Pietersen was ruled out of the two-Test series against the Black Caps. The latest news has further heightened concerns over Pietersen, who missed the final three Tests of the home Ashes series four years ago with an Achilles problem.

SALE Sharks fly-half Danny Cipriani has spent Wednesday night in hospital after being hit by a bus in Leeds. Cipriani suffered concussion and was kept in hospital overnight where he has undergone X-rays. BBC Sport’s Alastair Eykyn said the 25-yearold is understood to have been running across the road and misjudged the speed of the bus while on a night out with teammates. Sale host London Wasps on Saturday in the final Premiership game of the season. Cipriani, who joined second-bottom Sale in February 2012 and has made 16 Premiership appearances for the club, came through the academy at Wasps and made his debut for them as a 17-year-old in 2004. After being named man of the match in his first Premiership start in 2007 against Worcester, he was voted the league’s young player of the year in 2008. On the eve of his England debut, the sport’s governing body the RFU, dropped him from the squad for what they described as “inappropriate behaviour” after going to a nightclub. Former England coach Brian Ashton handed him a full international debut against Ireland in March 2008. In his seven international matches, he scored a total of 49 points, but found himself out of favour for most of Martin Johnson’s England reign. Cipriani moved to newly formed Super 15 side Melbourne Rebels in 2010, where he faced further disciplinary problems, on a two-year deal. In a season marred by disciplinary problems he was still the club’s leading scorer in 2011 with 108 points before he returned to England with Sale. Cipriani describes himself as “frequently misunderstood” in his Twitter profile. He has certainly been tabloid fodder, what with being knocked out at Wasps training by teammate Josh Lewsey, swiping a bottle of vodka from behind a Melbourne bar and, of course, dating the model Kelly Brook for two years. “I probably haven’t helped myself in some situations,” he admits, “but it’s frustrating when people read and believe whatever they see. “You can read stories and take them at face value, but you’ll never truly know what someone was thinking or what the full situation was. When I see stories, I now automatically think how much of that is true?”


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Sport Valcke: less democracy makes for an easier World Cup By Brian Homewood

Brazil, who as World Cup hosts have been limited to playing friendlies, have won one, drawn three and lost one of their five games under 2002 world champion coach Luiz Felipe Scolari in his second spell in charge

Brazil booed by own fans after stumbling to draw with Chile By Rex Gowar BRAZIL were booed by their own fans after stumbling to a 2-2 draw with Chile in their first friendly at a 2014 World Cup stadium on Wednesday. The match at the newly refurbished Mineirao in Belo Horizonte was coach Luiz Felipe Scolari’s last test before naming his squad on May 14 for the Confederations Cup to be held at six venues in Brazil in June. The friendly, in which Chile were attempting to win in

First friendly played at World Cup stadium Brazil for the first time in 26 appearances, was also a chance for the local World Cup organising committee to test the venue, the second to be ready for the June 15-30 tournament. Despite a good turnout with a crowd of over 53,000 and a pre-match party, the demanding home fans booed their team and shouted ‘Ole’ when the Chileans exchanged a string

of passes. “One day you’re booed, the next you’re praised, football’s like that,” said striker Neymar, who put Brazil 2-1 up in the 54th minute from a pass by substitute striker Alexandre Pato. Defender Marcos Gonzalez, who plays his club football in Brazil for Flamengo, headed Chile into the lead from a free kick in the eighth minute.

Centre back Rever equalised for Brazil midway through the first half heading home Neymar’s corner. Striker Eduardo Vargas, who plays for Brazilian side Gremio, gave Chile the draw with a superb shot into the top corner from outside the box in the 64th. “It’s difficult with a team that only trained once. We tried but everyone knew it was going to be tough,”

Brazil captain Ronaldinho said. Brazil, who as World Cup hosts have been limited to playing friendlies, have won one, drawn three and lost one of their five games under 2002 world champion coach Scolari in his second spell in charge. Chile are fourth in the highly competitive South American World Cup qualifying group from which the top four automatically reach the 2014 finals and the fifth goes into a playoff against an Asian qualifier for another berth.

Anastasiou to take over at misfiring Panathinaikos By Graham Wood PANATHINAIKOS will appoint former assistant boss Yiannis Anastasiou as their coach for next season as the Greek Super League club try to recover from a shock sixth-place finish this term. The 40-year-old former Greece international will replace Giannis Vonortas, who will return to his duties coaching the academy youth side after taking over in a caretaker role for the final few weeks of the season. A club spokesman said that the Greens have reached an agreement with Anastasiou and that all that remains is an official announcement. Anastasiou, who enjoyed a successful playing career in Greece, Holland and Bel-

gium, was previously assistant coach at Panathinaikos from 2008-10 under Dutch coach Hen Ten Cate. Anastasiou joined Reading in January 2013 as a first-team coach but left the English Premier League club following the departure of manager Brian McDermott on March 11. Panathinaikos went through four coaches in a dreadful campaign which has seen the club fail to qualify for Europe for the first time since 1997. Vonortas was the Athens side’s coach for the final three matches of the season and followed Spanish coach Fabri, Argentine Juan Ramon Rocha and Portuguese boss Jesualdo Ferreira, who had started the campaign in the dugout. The 2012/13 season was supposed to herald the

start of an optimistic new chapter under fan ownership after the transfer of the Vardinoyiannis family’s majority shareholding to the new ‘Panathinaikos Alliance’ was completed last year. But under president Giannis Alafouzos, the club have continued to struggle financially and were forced to let go several of their Greece internationals such as Kostas Katsouranis, Loukas Vintra, Nikos Spiropoulos and Lazaros Christodoulopoulos during the season. To make matters worse, arch-rivals Olympiakos Piraeus wrapped up their 40th league title with embarrassing ease in midMarch while Panathinaikos finished 37 points behind their neighbours after experiencing their worst season on record.

Former assistant boss Yiannis Anastasiou is taking over following the club’s worst season on record

TOO much democracy can be a hindrance when organising a World Cup, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has said. Valcke said one of the reasons FIFA had encountered difficulties in organising the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was due to the various levels of government in the South American nation. He expected fewer problems for Russia 2018 with President Vladimir Putin. “I will say something which is crazy, but less democracy is sometimes better for organising a World Cup,” he told a symposium on the tournament. “When you have a very strong head of state who can decide, as maybe Putin can do in 2018...that is easier for us organisers than a country such as Germany....where you have to negotiate at different levels. “The main fight we have is when we enter a country where the political structure is divided, as it is in Brazil, into three levels, the federal level, the state level and the city level. “There are different people, different movements, different interests and it’s quite difficult to organise a World Cup in such conditions.” FIFA president Sepp Blatter then told the audience that he was relieved that hosts Argentina won the 1978 World Cup, which was held under an oppressive military government. “I remember my first World Cup where I was directly involved was the one in Argentina and I would say I was happy Argentina won,” he said. “This was a kind of reconciliation of the public, of the people of Argentina, with the system, the political system, the military system at the time. “The game and the world changed, that was my feeling at the time.” He did not enlarge on his comments. Argentina beat the Netherlands 3-1 after extra time in the final. Blatter described FIFA as being conservative, liberal and socialist, all at the same time. “We are conservative, like the Catholics, when it comes to the laws of the game and referees. Then we are liberal when we go to the market,” he said, referring to FIFA’s commercial dealings. “We are Marx and Engels when it comes to the distribution of the money, 70 per cent of all income is distributed to the national associations for development programmes.”


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Sport Humble Lewandowski plays down four-goal demolition

Real left reeling as European focus found wanting

By Adrian Krajewski

Mourinho admits Madrid were outclassed By Mark Elkington REAL Madrid’s nightmare in Dortmund comes as a greater surprise than Barcelona’s mauling in Munich, given coach Jose Mourinho has given up on La Liga to focus on the Champions League. The nine-time European Cup winners were overwhelmed 4-1 by a dynamic Borussia Dortmund in their semi-final first leg on Wednesday, though Cristiano Ronaldo’s away goal gives them a glimmer of hope for the return at the Bernabeu next Tuesday. Barca’s injury problems and inconsistent form had been more apparent before their 4-0 defeat at Bayern Munich on Tuesday, while Real appeared to have geared all their planning towards their bid for a 10th European crown. “Extraordinary. In two days the top two in the class have been swept aside,” said the editorial in Madrid-based sports daily AS yesterday. “It almost impressed me more what happened yesterday, because I never remotely considered the possibility of it.” Mourinho has openly conceded defeat in the defence of their La Liga title for months, saying their priority was Europe and the King’s Cup, where they meet Atletico Madrid in the final on May 17. In recent weeks, he has fielded weakened sides in the league to conserve the

energies of an expensively assembled and almost injury-free squad. They trail leaders Barca by 13 points with six games remaining and could see their arch-rivals secure the trophy tomorrow, if the Catalans win at Athletic Bilbao and Real lose the city derby at Atletico. Captain Sergio Ramos’ pitchside comments at the end of the game, when he said: “We lacked commitment, starting with myself and including the 10 others who were on the pitch,” were also surprising. Mourinho defended Ramos saying the words came out in the heat of the moment. “I prefer to say they wanted to, but weren’t able to compete,” the former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss told Spanish television, as he admitted they had been outclassed individually and as a team. Madrid-based sports daily Marca described Real’s display as “lamentable” and said it was “perhaps the worst Madrid of the Mourinho-era since their 5-0 defeat at the Camp Nou (2010)”. Mourinho was brought to Madrid principally to challenge Barcelona’s hegemony, and over two-and-a-half years he has built a team that can now claim to have the edge over their rivals in head-to-head meetings. Whether that counter-attacking style against a side who dominate possession is enough to succeed on the European stage is another question, as Real strug-

gled to break down a Dortmund team who used the same quick-breaking tactics against them. Not only were Real physically overpowered, they were found to be wanting tactically too. The fact that Real continue to lie second in La Liga behind Barca, both having turned their attentions to Europe of late, raises the question again about the quality of Spain’s domestic competition. Unlike in other major European leagues there is no collective bargaining for the sale of La Liga television rights, though changes are being pushed through by the Spanish government. Under the current system, Real and Barca, the world’s richest clubs by income, split around half of the total pot of 650 million euros for the league rights between them. Their domestic rivals, many of whom are in dire financial straits, are left to fight over the scraps and find it impossible to compete with the two heavyweights. It is still early, however, to write off Real’s hopes of making the Champions League final, as they are unbeaten at home in all competitions since January 2012. “Real have an international reputation precisely because of their second-leg performances,” former player and club director Emilio Butragueno told broadcaster Canal Plus. “If we were able to do it, so can they.”

Real captain Sergio Ramos (top) and coach Jose Mourinho reflect on a humiliating night

Barcelona reject end of era talk By Mark Elkington

Andres Iniesta (right) says it’s far too early to talk about a shift in the balance of power

PLAYMAKER Andres Iniesta has dismissed the idea Barcelona are at the end of an era following their 4-0 Champions League mauling by Bayern Munich. Barca, who lifted the trophy in 2009 and 2011, were the favourites to win the competition ahead of Tuesday’s semi-final first leg but they were so outclassed by the Germans that many pundits believe their recent spell of dominance is over. “I think it is unfair to talk of a cyclical change,” the Spanish World Cup winner told a news conference yesterday. “Over the last five years this team has won two Champions League titles... and we are on the point of

winning a fourth La Liga title. “It makes no sense to analyse five years in the one match in Munich. For me the end of an era is when years go by and you don’t win any titles.” Barca, 13 points clear with six games left, will be crowned La Liga champions again on Saturday if they win at Athletic Bilbao and second-placed Real Madrid lose the city derby at Atletico.

IMPORTANT “When you win the league you cannot say it has been a bad year because it is the most important title,” said midfielder Iniesta. With Real also suffering a heavy 4-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League semifinal first leg, Iniesta was

asked if the Bundesliga had overtaken La Liga in importance. “Bayern and Borussia are very good teams, well prepared physically and technically, and they have shown it in these two games,” Iniesta said. “It isn’t that La Liga has dropped below them, it is just that the teams have overcome their rivals.” Looking ahead to Wednesday’s second leg at the Camp Nou, the 28year-old promised Barca would give their all in a bid to turn the Champions League tie round. “We have 90 minutes in front of us to try and achieve something very difficult,” Iniesta said. “I can’t sit here now and say we will score five goals against Bayern but the team will head out with that mentality.”

BORUSSIA Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski played down his stunning one-man demolition of Real Madrid, saying he had played better than Wednesday’s four-goal masterclass. The Poland international scored all his team’s goals in a 4-1 win over the ninetime champions in their Champions League semifinal first leg. “In the second half Real Madrid did not know how they should play, at some moments they were helpless,” Lewandowski told the Polish pay-TV platform nc+. “We took the first step (towards the final). “I felt confident, but there were even better matches. My efficiency was almost 100 per cent but there were matches when I did more for the game,” he added, before dedicating his goals to his late father. Speculation surrounds the 24-year-old’s future as he has refused to sign a contract extension beyond 2014 and has kept quiet about his plans. “I do not have the feeling that Robert is on the run and we are not the ones to send him away,” his manager Juergen Klopp told reporters. “Let’s wait and see what happens next.” Dortmund officials also remain optimistic of keeping him. “Robert has a contract until 2014 and there is no exit clause like with Mario Goetze,” said club boss Hans-Joachim Watzke. “It is our explicit wish to keep him until 2014. That is why we are saying no to a transfer fee.” Former Poland international Zbigniew Boniek lavished praise on his compatriot, who became the first player to score four goals in a Champions League semi-final. “I hand over Lewy the title of ‘bello di notte’ (beauty of the night),” Boniek, now head of the Polish Football Association and the only Polish outfield player to have won the European Cup, said on Twitter. Juventus president Gianni Agnelli handed Boniek the cryptic nickname because of his performances in evening matches in the 1980s. Dortmund’s dazzling performance came a day after Bayern Munich crushed Barcelona 4-0 in the other semi-final first leg, raising the prospect of an all-German clash in next month’s final at Wembley.


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Sport City will struggle to compete with ‘The Master’ Fergie By Paul Hirst SAM Allardyce has told Manchester City they will always struggle to catch up with Manchester United so long as the man he calls ‘The Master’ is in charge at Old Trafford. City host West Ham tomorrow in the first game since Roberto Mancini’s men lost their status as Barclays Premier League champions. The Red Devils wrapped up their 20th title with four games to spare on Monday when they beat Aston Villa 3-0. Despite yet more investment in the squad last summer, City have, for the majority of the season, looked a pale imitation of the side which clinched the title in such a dramatic fashion last season. Allardyce thinks the main reason behind City’s failure to stop their biggest rivals from bouncing back is because of the nous of Sir Alex Ferguson. Ferguson, one of Allardyce’s closest friends in management, has suffered setbacks before and the West Ham boss thinks that there is little sign of the 71-year-old’s dominance of the English game ending soon. “You’re always chasing the master and he has been the master for so long - it is difficult to sustain success against him,” Allardyce told a press conference. “Whenever he has a challenge, he may lose out once, but he comes back with flying colours. He’s had it with Chelsea and before that Arsenal.” Speculation is rife that City will dispense with Mancini this summerr ast due to the vast s gulf that has emerged be-wo tween the two clubs. City trail 6 United by 16 points, but Allardyce s thinks Blues ke fans can take pride in the ey way that they d have battled their way to an FA Cup final againstt h Wigan, which takes place next month. “If they win the FA Cup and ecthey finish secery ond, it’s a very n,” good season,” old the 58-year-old said. “When you win or the league for e the first time in so many (44) ery years it is very difficult to win

it the second time round no matter how much money you spend. “Man City and Roberto will learn from that.” City will, no doubt, respond to losing their crown by trying to land a number of big stars this summer. Big-money moves for Edinson Cavani, Radamel Falcao and Gareth Bale have all been mooted while one of the most surprising names reported to be on City’s radar is West Ham forward Ravel Morrison. Morrison swapped Manchester United for Upton Park one year ago but he struggled to break in to the first team and was shipped out on loan to npower Championship side Birmingham. Allardyce plans to hold talks with the 20-year-old, who was fined £7,000 for a homophobic tweet in February last year, when he returns from his loan spell in the summer. “We will discuss it when the season is over,” Allardyce said. “All the loan players and those out of contract, we will sit down and make a judgement before we move into contracts with other players.” One of those out-ofcontract players is striker Carlton Cole, who has had a poor season, scoring just two goals in 27 appearances after being ousted from the first team by Liverpool loanee Andy Carroll. Reports claim West Ham have offered the former Chelsea man a new deal to fend off interest from the United States, but Allardyce denied that was the y case yesterday. The West Ham manage said: “He has ager not been offered a con contract verbally.” We Ham will finally West gua guarantee their topigh status if they flight becom become just the second vi visiting team to win at the E Etihad Stadium in the leagu league this season. An unbea unbeaten five-match run has m moved West Ham up to 10t 10th in the table, leaving Allardyce in a relaxed mood. “We’ve come out of a s bleak spell and are movin into the final moving throw in a very comthrows forta fortable position,” he said. “We can enjoy and rewi lax without detracting from performance.”

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has told City they will always struggle to catch up with United so long as Fergie is in charge

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COUNTRY’S 12-YEAR WAIT TO LIFT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEARS END

Memorable: Borussia Dortmund’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski celebrates his four-goal salvo against Real Madrid

Germany rising as big guns sparkle By Karolos Grohmann

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HEN Germany advanced to the 2010 World Cup semifinals with fourgoal wins over England and Argentina it became clear something special was brewing in German football. Fast forward three years and two more four-goal thrashings for German sides this week showed the nation’s international comeback looks to have jumped on another stage. Borussia Dortmund gave Real Madrid a lesson in attacking football on Wednesday, crushing the nine-time European champions 4-1 in their Champions League semi-final first leg 24 hours after Bayern Munich’s 4-0 demolition of Barcelona. The duo are heavy favourites to make it a first allGerman Champions League final, which would guarantee an end to the country’s 12year wait to lift the famous trophy. Much of the success can be credited to a move which came a year after Bayern defeated Valencia on penalties in 2001 to win a fourth title.

Fed up with a lack of international success, youth academies became a prerequisite in 2002 for all first and second division German clubs. More than 700 million euros has been pumped in to youth work nationwide since, with Dortmund’s fledgling side showing the investment has clearly paid off. Germany internationals Mats Hummels, Marco Reus, Mario Goetze, Marcel Schmelzer, Ilkay Guendogan and Sven Bender all mesmerised with their attacking game on Wednesday as the expensively assembled Real side had no answer. None of the six took part in the last World Cup as they were too young, but their emergence bodes well for the national team and perhaps justifies why the German Football Association (DFB) picked Dortmund as the venue for their national football museum which will open in 2014. All the talk before Wednesday’s clash had been on another Dortmund youth academy product, though, after the club agreed to sell Mario Goetze to Bayern the day before for a reported 37

million euros. Dortmund, however, were unfazed as striker Robert Lewandowski fired four goals to leave them dreaming of a second Champions League title and Real stunned as their hopes of a 10th look to have been postponed for another year. “Dortmund were the better team, mentally and physically and they deserved to win,” Real coach Jose Mourinho told reporters, who were more eager for him to talk about Dortmund than his own team. “Germany has developed a very good generation of players at the moment,” Mourinho added. Dortmund also beat Real in the group stages this year, all part of their unbeaten run in the tournament this season, but bosses at the German club were eager to keep their players grounded. “We have kicked open the doors that lead to Wembley but we still need to slide through them a week from now,” said Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke. Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp sounded a note of caution though, saying his side are by no means favour-

ites to reach the Champions League final. Klopp played down his team’s performance, saying pre-tie underdogs Dortmund had done nothing more than win the first of two games. The return is at the Bernabeu on Tuesday. “The problem is that we have played only two quarters. We still have to play the other two quarters,” Klopp, whose team are undefeated in the competition this season, told reporters. “I was happy for our very good game but I do not think we are favourites. If we lose 3-0 then we are out. To squander such a good result would be silly but nothing has been decided. “We feel just like deserved semi-finalists. Nothing is decided and we have not too much experience at this stage.” REAL LEFT REELING PAGE 31


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