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NICOS TAKES THE CROWN  Anastasiades pledges a swift bailout agreement to bring Cyprus closer to EU  57.48 per cent victory the highest tally in a run-off election in the post-1974 era By George Psyllides

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YPRUS’ problems are far from over, President-elect Nicos Anastasiades said last night, as he pledged to conclude a bailout agreement as soon as possible in a bid to put the island back on the path of stability and growth. Speaking to his supporters after cruising to victory in yesterday’s run-off vote, the DISY leader sought to unite Cypriots in the face of adversity. “The problems we face are neither partisan nor ideological. The challenges and the problems we face affect all of us. That is precisely why we must all focus on dealing and resolving them,” he said. The 66-year-old lawyer took 57.48 per cent of the vote, 15 points ahead of his anti-austerity AKEL-backed rival Stavros Malas. Anastasiades said there were no winners or losers in yesterday’s elections but if there must be a loser “that should be pessimism and

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frustration. In this respect, the winning party should most definitely be hope and positive prospects.” Anastasiades immediately pledged to hammer out a quick deal with foreign lenders and bring Cyprus closer to Europe, in a shift from the policies of the outgoing Communist government that first sought aid from Russia before turning to the EU. “We want Europe on our side. We will be absolutely consistent and meet all our obligations. Cyprus belongs to Europe,” he told jubilant supporters waving Greek flags and blowing horns. “We will restore the credibility of Cyprus in Europe and internationally. I promise you.” President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, assured Anastasiades that he can rely on the European Commission to assist Cyprus. In a phone call after the results became known, Barroso said he assured Anastasiades “that he can count on the continued commitment of the European Commission to assist

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The new President of the Republic, George Vassiliou said yesterday he could not agree to meet the Turkish Cypriot leader, Denktash as the head of the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of North Cyprus but did not slam the door to an acquaintance meeting. Denktash, commenting on the election of Vassiliou, had described him as President of the Greek Cypriot administration.

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Greek Cypriots will be going to the polls today to choose a President for the next five years. It is the first Presidential election since the republic was set up in 1960. Although a landslide victory is forecast for the incumbent President, Archbishop Makarios, political observers will be watching with interest the percentage of abstention which could indicate indifference and even a mild disapproval of the present leadership.

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High number of invalid votes and abstentions Result ‘the best Malas could achieve under the circumstances’ By Elias Hazou THE HIGH abstention rate, counter-balanced by a high occurrence of invalid votes, were what shaped the result of yesterday’s presidential elections. The final tally stood at 57.48 per cent for Anastasiades, compared to 42.52 per cent for Malas. In the first vote, the respective numbers had been 45.46 per cent and 26.91 per cent. The gap between the two contenders was around 18 per cent, almost the same as recorded during the first round, when Nicos Anastasiades had secured 45.46 per cent to Stavros Malas’ 26.91 per cent. The figures suggest that in yesterday’s run-off the electorate was divided along more or less the same lines, with each of the two candidates drawing their ‘allotted share’ from the supporters of independent Giorgos Lillikas, knocked out of the race the previous Sunday.

How Anastasiades’ victory compares to previous elections NICOS Anastasiades’ 57.48 per cent victory last night gave him the highest score in a run-off election in the post-1974 era. The final tally stood at 57.48 per cent for Anastasiades, compared to 42.52 per cent for Stavros Malas. The elections for the seventh president of the Republic went to a run-off, after Anastasiades failed to secure the required 50 per cent plus one votes on February 17. On February 17 the conservative leader, endorsed by the DISY and DIKO parties, garnered 45.46 per cent, a huge lead over leftist Stavros Malas who received 26.91 per cent. Independent Giorgos Lillikas was eliminated after coming in a close third behind Malas with 24.93 per cent. In 2008, the incumbent president Tassos Papadopoulos was eliminated from a run-off, garnering 31.79 per cent or 143,249 votes. DISY’s Ioannis Kassoulides stood against AKEL’s Demetris Christofias, with a lead of 980 votes during a first round of elections. Christofias went on to beat Kassoulides, garnering the required majority by a few thousand votes. Some 53.37 per cent of those who showed up to vote, or 240,604 people, voted for Christofias compared with 46.63 per cent, 210,195, for Kassoulides.

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12 PER CENT INCREASE Despite boasting the highest second-round result in the post1974 period, Anastasiades increased his numbers by only 12 per cent compared to the first Sunday, whereas Malas raised his by an impressive 15 per cent. Malas’ numbers grew by 57,000 compared to the first round, compared to an extra 37,000 votes for Anastasiades. Echoing other commentators, political analyst Christoforos Christoforou said the outcome was no surprise; the omens for the outgoing AKEL government did not bode well. “I think this was the best Malas could achieve under the circumstances, given the deep economic crisis and the Mari incident,” he said. Abstention works in favour of the candidate who was in the lead. But this was apparently offset by the high number of invalid votes. By mathematically extrapolating the first-round result, the second-round tally should have been 60 to 40 per cent. Instead, Anastasiades managed just over 57 per cent. The turnout yesterday stood at 81.58 per cent, slightly higher than the 83.14 per cent a week ago.

‘We have fought a brave battle under unequal and hard circumstances, in an environment that was anything but friendly’

Despite boasting the highest second-round result in the post-1974 period, Nicos Anastasiades increased his numbers by only 12 per cent compared to the first round of elections last Sunday There was, however, a marked presence of invalid ballots (blank and null), which accounted for 7.36 per cent of votes cast - a significant amount. This suggests that a small portion of the electorate may have followed the advice of socialists EDEK and of Lillikas, who had instructed his voter pool not to choose any of the two remaining contenders. This was perhaps best demonstrated in Paphos - a Lillikas stronghold - where invalid ballots accounted for a whopping 10 per cent. The numbers suggest the invalid votes worked more against Anastasiades than Malas, said Christoforou. Data gleaned from exit polls indicated that Anastasiades got an extra 5 to 6 percentage points from DIKO and EDEK supporters - those who voted for Lillikas in the first round - about 2 to 3

points from the European Party, another point from the Greens, and the rest from first-time voters. About 53 per cent of new voters are estimated to have ticked Anastasiades’ name on the ballot. Antenna’s exit poll suggested that some 60 per cent of people employed in the private-sector voted for Anastasiades, meaning a significant portion (40 per cent) chose Malas despite his being backed by the outgoing leftist government. Malas in turn is estimated to have obtained an additional 5 to 6 percentage points from the socalled ‘Lillikas camp’, 4 to 5 points from EDEK, and the rest from DIKO and others. Yesterday’s exit polls fared little better than they had last time round; despite a 4 to 5 percentage margin of error, most pollsters overshot the maximum score pro-

jected for Anastasiades. CyBC’s exit poll broadcast at 6.05pm poll gave Anastasiades 57.5 to 61.5 per cent, Malas 38.5 to 42.5 per cent. And Antenna posted 58 to 62 per cent for Anastasiades, 38 to 42 per cent for Malas. An early analysis of CyBC’s exit poll gave a speculative breakdown of the source of Anastasiades’ votes: 73 per cent from DISY, 13.3 per cent from DIKO, 4.2 per cent from AKEL, another 4.2 per cent from EDEK and 5.3 per cent from other political parties and movements. Still, it seems the two election HQs knew sooner than the general public which way the wind was blowing. Earlier in the day, the Mail was told that an internal rolling poll conducted by DISY throughout the week gave their man anywhere from 58 to 62 per cent. AKEL’s own number-crunching had come up with similar results.

In 2003, Tassos Papadopoulos got the required majority from the first round, in an unexpected victory. Papadopoulos, who got 51.51 per cent majority share, beat the incumbent, twice president, Glafcos Clerides who got 38.80 per cent. In 1998, AKEL-backed George Iacovou and the incumbent, DISY’s Glafcos Clerides, were neck to neck in the first round with Iacovou harnessing 40.61 per cent and Clerides getting 40.06 per cent of the share. EDEK founder Vassos Lyssarides lagged behind with 10.59 per cent. Clerides was re-elected with a 50.82 per cent majority. The difference in votes between Iacovou and Clerides came to 6,657. Clerides won the 1993 elections despite a strong lead by AKEL-backed George Vassiliou, who was running for re-election and was the first round’s clear winner with 44.15 per cent compared with Clerides’ 33.74 per cent. Clerides beat Vassiliou by a mere 2,176 votes and was elected president on a 50.31 per cent majority. In the elections of 1988, the roles were reversed with Vassiliou beating Clerides in the run-off with a 51.63 per cent majority share. The incumbent, DIKO founder Spyros Kyprianou, was eliminated in the first round. Kyprianou took over as acting president in 1977, when the president, Archbishop Makarios III, died and was later unanimously elected to serve Makarios’ remaining term. Kyprianou was the only candidate in 1978, so was named president without a voting process, and then garnered 56.54 per cent majority in 1983, easily beating Clerides who got 33.93 per cent. Makarios headed Cyprus’ transition from British colony to a Republic in 1959 and went on to head the republic until his death on August 3, 1977.


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Pledge to move swiftly on bailout (Continued from front page) Cyprus to overcome the challenges it faced.” The president of the European People’s Party (EPP), Wilfried Martens said the people of Cyprus “have sent a strong message to Europe by putting their trust into a person that has the leadership qualities and the credibility to bring the country out of the current economic crisis. Cyprus now has a reliable president that inspires confidence in Europe.” The president-elect pledged to usher in a new era in Cyprus but warned that the island’s troubles were not over. “The elections are over. The problems, however, are far from over and so are the difficulties faced by the people and the country alike,” the president-elect said. “The biggest challenge at this moment is for our economy to be set on the path of stabilisation and growth.”

The decisive outcome showed a clear mandate from Cypriots for an aggressive, pro-bailout approach to resolving the nation’s financial quagmire, despite growing despondency over austerity measures that will have to accompany any such rescue. “We intend to discuss and cooperate in a reliable manner with our European partners so as to achieve the earliest possible completion of the MoU agreement in a manner that safeguards vulnerable groups, social cohesion and peaceful labour relations,” he said. Among his priorities, he said, was the restoration of public confidence in politicians through radical institutional changes, modernisation of the state and restoration of meritocracy. “We will implement an ambitious programme of structural changes and reforms both in the state and in our economy,” the president-elect said.

Known for his no-nonsense style and hot temper, Anastasiades chided his supporters when they voiced disapproval of his opponents - Malas and third-place Giorgos Lillikas - and when, during his speech, he made an appeal to Turkish Cypriots. He told the crowd that they should realise that the country would be partitioned if there was no cooperation with the Turkish Cypriots. “I appeal to our Turkish Cypriot compatriots, and send a message of peace, friendship and sincere intention to seek a solution that will lead to a modern and European homeland that will respect the human rights of all its citizens and create the potential for progress, prosperity and the wellbeing of all citizens of the Republic of Cyprus,” Anastasiades said. Anastasiades, who counts fellow conservative German Chancellor Angela Merkel among

his contacts, has stressed his pro-European credentials stand him in better stead to seal a deal than the outgoing president, who is the EU’s last Communist leader. In a clear shift with the policies of his predecessor, Anastasiades said one of his first tasks would be to apply for Cypriot membership of the NATO-affiliated Partnership for Peace. The Communist government had strongly objected to any NATO links, holding it responsible for what it says was a conspiracy to split the island in 1974. “We need a government with weight that can talk to (EU) partners, that is cooperative, that can be heard and do what it pledges to do,” the 2010 Nobel laureate for Economics Christopher Pissarides told Reuters. “We hadn’t been doing this until now. The most important thing is to signal our willingness to cooperate (with the EU).”

A sombre Stavros Malas at his campaign headquarters with his family (left). The offices were soon empty

AKEL: it’s not really a defeat By Stefanos Evripidou THE MOOD may have been sombre at the Stavros Malas campaign headquarters last night but just a few streets away, the AKEL top brass were quietly tickled that the outgoing ruling party survived the global and national economic downturn relatively unscathed. Once the first exit polls showed Nicos Anastasiades as the clear winner, the atmosphere among volunteers and supporters at the Malas headquarters became rather bleak. As the news trickled out that Anastasiades had cemented victory in the second round, one cigarette-smoking, whiskey-drinking supporter railed against TV networks for their biased reporting. Pointing to one DIKO representative on a TV panel discussion, the same disillusioned supporter asked: “Is this man fit to be a cabinet minister?” Another, monitoring the Interior Ministry website for a breakdown of Malas voters in each town and village, cursed Paphos for its failure to rally around their candidate. By 7pm, you could count the number of people in and around the Malas headquarters on a small abacus. The lingering silence was broken by the sound of blaring car horns from Makarios Avenue, screaming of Anastasiades’ victory through the office windows. Watching television footage of DIKO voters celebrating, one campaign official said: “Five years ago we were celebrating together. Now they’re celebrating again but this time on the

Party remains ‘strong’ and is relieved it avoided implosion of Greece’s PASOK other side.” Lido Yiasemaki, who fought against the junta in 1974, said she was deeply disappointed by Anastasiades’ election. “We have experienced so much suffering in this country for which certain people are responsible, and now, we reward those people,” said Yiasemaki, who is also Malas’ aunt. The campaign team may have been disappointed but by all accounts, Malas, the political newcomer, did well.

NEWCOMER A geneticist before his brief stint as health minister under Demetris Christofias, Malas got 42.52 per cent of the vote counting for 175,267 votes. That’s 56,512 more than in the first round, with only AKEL endorsing his candidacy. A little after 7pm, Malas came out to make a statement flanked by his wife and four children on the one side, and top AKEL and government officials on the other, including Nicos Katsourides, Kikis Kazamias, Stefanos Stefanou, Sophoclis Aletraris and Efthymios Flourentzou. Malas congratulated Anastasiades for his victory and described the election result as

“extremely honourable under the circumstances”, considering that only one party supported his candidacy. “We gave a good fight in harsh and unfair conditions, in a climate anything other than friendly,” he said. Asked what his next steps would be, he said: “Let’s leave that for a future discussion.” As for his plans for the rest of the night, he replied, somewhat exasperated, “I’m going to rest with my family”. A stone’s throw from the Malas campaign offices is the AKEL headquarters where Malas and his team made their way to pay their respects to AKEL leader Andros Kyprianou. A few dozen people waited outside. Speaking to reporters, Kyprianou said: “The election result makes AKEL a strong opposition.” He noted that under “very difficult conditions”, including a global and Cypriot economic crisis, the Mari blast and unrelenting criticism against Christofias and the AKEL government, they achieved “a very positive” result. AKEL returns as opposition “with high numbers, powerful, upright with our heads held high and ready to play our part in order to serve the interests of Cyprus and the Cypriot

people”. He hinted that AKEL’s relationship with Malas would continue though this would have to be discussed with the losing candidate at a later date. AKEL sources echoed Kyprianou’s statement that the result was really a victory. Given that defeat was considered a given; the question was by how much. Considering Greece’s socialist party PASOK imploded after ruling during the economic crisis, as did other European parties recently, AKEL feels that it came out relatively unscathed.

NEGATIVE LEGACY A few months back, when Malas first announced his candidacy, the left-wing party would have been happy to get even a third of the vote. Now, with 43 per cent, the party leadership feels it fought off the negative legacy of the Christofias government while attracting votes from the political centre, though the divisive nature of Anastasiades’ candidacy may have also helped. It remains to be seen whether AKEL can keep the high numbers in opposition and how Christofias decides to act when he leaves the presidential palace. With defeat anticipated, however, the question does arise, why did Malas choose to go through this ordeal? Was he fulfilling a debt, carrying out a moral obligation or building for the future?


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‘I will be Nicos not president’ President-elect Anastasiades swamped at celebrations held across the capital THOUSANDS of jubilant supporters yesterday celebrated the victory of DISY chief Nicos Anastasiades in the presidential elections’ run-off against AKELbacked Stavros Malas. Supporters of the 66-yearold leader gathered before the official results were announced outside both DISY and the campaign headquarters. “After five years of an AKEL government we needed a change, and it should have come last week,” Andreas, a 30-year-old car mechanic said outside Anastasiades’ campaign headquarters. A 16-year-old who was there to celebrate although he was too young to vote said that Anastasiades was “the best”. At DISY offices, supporters gathered with vuvuzelas, waving many Greek flags and a few Cypriot flags, this time confident in Anastasiades’ victory before all votes were counted. Last Sunday, supporters were caught out as, encouraged by unreliable exit polls, they were tempted to celebrate prematurely. But this time round, one sentiment prevailed: justified jubilation. Families showed up to celebrate, children were given flags to wave and a few parents were snapping happy photos or having their little ones pose - all smiles - for the camera. When Anastasiades showed up, crowds moved in to take a look or shake a hand. A metre away or so, all that could be seen of the president-elect was his hand held up high, waving. “I ran to shake his hand but he was too fast for me, he escaped upstairs,” an excited supporter said. A 39-year-old accountant, who had also showed up last Sunday to mark her support, said she expected

Anastasiades to win. She voted for Anastasiades “because he is the only one who under the present circumstances convinces (of his ability),” she said. There were more celebrations at DIKO headquarters where DIKO head Marios Garoyian congratulated supporters for a victory that was to a large extent theirs, he said referring to DIKO’s support of Anastasiades’ candidacy. Anastasiades later showed up at DIKO headquarters, kissing and hugging Garoyian, both of them struggling to get through masses of supporters to reach the podium. Anastasiades told the crowds he will be “Nicos” to the people, not “the President”. The DISY chief – already running behind schedule – then rushed to get back to his campaign offices. There, his car moved at a snail’s pace because of the crowd. Eventually, Anastasiades grabbed a megaphone and hanging out of his car thanked DISY and DIKO supporters.

RESPONSIBILITY At 9.50pm, 50 minutes behind schedule, Anastasiades addressed foreign and local media at the Hilton Park hotel. His statement was sent ahead to the media in Turkish, English and Greek. “Today the people of Cyprus granted us the mandate to govern the country for the next five years. I accept this popular mandate and undertake the responsibility it entails,” Anastasiades said at the Hilton Park. Meanwhile, thousands were waiting at the Eleftheria stadium where Anastasiades was to be officially pronounced the victor. People started showing up at about 6pm, to secure space on a first come first served basis. Police said they would admit up to 7,000 of the public.

Crowds celebrating at Eleftheria stadium where Anastasiades had to chide some supporters for jeering his opponent “I thank all those who honoured me with their vote, but assure all who chose differently that my respect in their choice is absolute,” the president-elect told the crowds. An indication of his legendary temper surfaced however, when supporters jeered after Anastasiades expressed his appreciation of opponent Stavros Malas. “Show respect,” he told them. He chided them again when some booed at his mention of “our Turkish Cypriot compatriots” to whom he sent messages of friendship and peace. “Please,” he said sternly. “I will not accept irresponsible behaviour leading this country to permanent partition.”

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Demetris Christofias making the most of his last day in the spotlight. Below: Nicos Anastasiades is swamped

Exit pollsters kept mum after earlier fiasco By George Christou THERE had to be one last row before the president was elected and the parties put the election campaign behind them. It was sparked by a statement made by Nicos Anastasiades after he had voted in Limassol yesterday morning. His statement was picked up by the AKEL general secretary Andros Kyprianou, who felt it was a blatant violation of the election law which stipulated that campaigning had to end at midnight on Friday. Attempts at influencing the voters, through statements or advertising, after Friday midnight was a violation of the law. Kyprianou said he had reported Anastasiades to the Chief Returning Officer, because he “had directed

a clear and obvious plea to people to vote for his candidacy which is not allowed by the law.” President Christofias was also saddened when he heard, “first thing in the morning, the law being violated by statements which show anything but respect to the citizen and the Republic.” It is a bizarre law that prevents a candidate to back his own candidacy on the day of the elections. It is not as if people would consider his comments objective and unbiased. And the truth is that when a candidate stands in front of dozens of TV cameras, outside the polling station after voting, even without saying anything he is inviting people to vote for him and therefore ‘illegally campaigning’.

FUNERAL It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the death of our beloved husband, father and uncle

ELICOS ANTHONY LIATSOS (KNIGHT COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF SAINT GREGORY THE GREAT) from Kyrenia Who passed away on Friday 22/02/2013 at the age of 84. The funeral will take place on Tuesday 26/02/2013 at 3pm at the CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF GRACES (PAPHOS GATE, NICOSIA) and we invite all who honour his memory to attend

The bereaved: Wife: June Liatsos The childrens: Zenon and Veronica Liatsos Cousins: Antonis R. Liatsos Stavros R. Liatsos and the rest of the family Instead of wreaths, please make contributions to the Archangelos Michael church of Asomatos

KYPRIANOU said he was “genuinely saddened because there was a violation of the law which stipulates how politicians should conduct themselves when voting.” Informed about the complaint, Anastasiades, cheekily said: “I am certain Mr Kyprianou did not read today’s Haravghi, otherwise his first complaint would have been against the (Akel) party publication, which clearly positioned itself in favour of Mr Malas.” Haravghi’s front page banner headline urged readers to give a “Cross to Stavros”, a blatant case of election-day campaigning, even though it could have been argued that this would not have influenced its readers as they would have voted for Malas anyway. The DISY candidate’s dig prompted a written statement from the AKEL leader who was surprised that Anastasiades thought he was justified to break the law because Haravghi had done so. “If Haravghi and any other news medium has broken the law then the appropriate procedure must be followed,” he said. “But it is not acceptable for a presidential candidate, seeking the vote of the people, to use publications as a pretext to break the law,” concluded Kyprianou adding: “All we who represent institutions must set the good example and act accordingly.” BUT WHAT had Anastasiades said? “There are two choices: one is to extend and continue today’s administration and the impasses we are facing. The other is the choice of a new era. “I want to believe that all citizens would go to the polling booths and consciously choose the fate of our country - either to go forward or stay in the past.” It was not as blatant as the Haravghi headline but it was still campaigning. Then again what is a candidate supposed to say when he is faced by the cameras and journalists asking questions? Candidates used all the clichés about elections being ‘a celebration of democracy’,

‘today the people will speak’, ‘the sacred right to vote’ and ‘total respect for the result’ last Sunday. IN THE END it was a case of much ado about nothing. The Chief Returning Officer Andreas Assiotis, after consulting the state legal services to which he had sent a transcript of the allegedly illegal statement, said it did not violate any of the provisions of the legislation. He said the matter of election-day statements had been discussed with the legal services and “special authorisation” had been given to the two candidates to make statements. “The action of the candidates to make statements during election-day is legally permissible on the basis of the special authorisation granted by the Returning Officer in accordance with the relevant legislation,” said Assiotis. Had Christofias and Kyprianou misinterpreted the election law or was the Returning Officer fudging the issue in order to stay on the good side of the man who would be president? THE HOT favourite to win was obvious when each candidate arrived at their respective polling stations. Anastasiades, accompanied by his wife, daughters, sonsin-law and three grand-

children, was mobbed by supporters waiting for him, cameramen and reporters complaining that they could not get access to him. And when he came out to make the allegedly illegal statement, there was a danger that he would be pushed to the floor by the hundreds of supporters who insisted on standing behind pushing everyone forward. A rather annoyed Anastasiades turned back and gave his supporters an exasperated look but stopped himself from saying anything. There was no stampede and he eventually composed himself to utter the few words that angered Christofias and Kyprianou. PEOPLE flock to the winner which perhaps explained why Malas’ arrival at the polling station in Archangelos was a rather low-key affair. Hardly anyone showed up to greet Malas as he arrived with his wife, his AKEL minder Nicos Katsourides and his communications advisor Costas Gouliamos. There were a dozen other people standing behind him while he made the obligatory statement to reporters, but it was a pitiful turnout, especially compared to his rival’s. For the first time at election stations, candidates made statements in English at the polling stations for the ben-

efit of Turkish journalists and film crews that were covering the elections. NOBODY was mentioning exit polls yesterday after the previous Sunday’s fiasco, which had Anastasiades taking more than 50 per cent of the vote and his camp preparing victory celebrations before the polling stations had even closed. Yesterday, none of the pollsters dared release any information about the voting before the polling stations closed at 6pm, even though an Anastasiades victory was a dead certainty. All TV stations had their predictions ready a few minutes after 6pm and they were all pretty much the same, as they had been the previous Sunday. The range they gave Anastasiades was between 57 and 62 per cent and Malas 37 to 43 per cent and they were all correct. Malas received the maximum he was predicted and Anastasiades the minimum and everyone was happy. ARE THERE any plans by the Giorgos Lillikas camp to remove that massive poster of their candidate, stretched across the Gavrielides building on one of Nicosia’s busiest junctions? We would have expected it to have been removed last Monday but it is still there.


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A glimpse of the future Expect to see some familiar faces in Anastasiades’ new cabinet

From left: Ioannis Kasoulides is being touted as foreign minister, Polys Polyviou as a possible attorney-general and Michalis Sarris as finance minister

By Elias Hazou MICHALIS Sarris is tipped for the hot seat of finance minister in the new DISY-DIKO administration, and is Anastasiades’ top pick for the key portfolio, the Mail is reliably informed. Sarris, credited with shoring up state finances as economy chief under the government of Tassos Papadopoulos, would face a mountain of a task in finalising negotiations for a bailout as soon as the new government takes office. But Sarris is thought to have the credentials - as well as Anastasiades’ confidence - to handle the mission. Informed sources say the choice of Sarris is being objected to by certain “conservative” quarters from within DISY - “the squares”, as the sources put it - because of an incident involving the 66-yearold last year in the occupied north. It’s understood, however,

that Anastasiades is seeking to rebuff these misgivings, telling doubters that they should be more open-minded. In exchange for DIKO’s support, Anastasiades intends to give the centrist party three portfolios - two of them likely being education and defence. Four to five ministries would go to DISY people, and the rest to non-affiliated personalities. Christopher Pissarides, the 2010 Nobel Prize winner for Economic Sciences, is destined to head up the new Economic Policy Council. Comprising economists, the council will be a purely advisory body, with no executive powers, and directly answer-

able to the president. In addition, Anastasiades intends to establish a Fiscal Policy Council to monitor the government balance sheet. MEP Ioannis Kasoulides is strongly touted for foreign minister, although until such time as he is free from his EU obligations the position would be temporarily filled by DISY deputy Christos Stylianides. This information came “straight from the horse’s mouth”, the same sources said. Various names are being bandied about for the education ministry. The first is university professor Mary Koutselini, sister of Ouranios Ioannides, a former education minister.

Athena Kyriakidou, a DIKO MP, has also been proposed. Anastasiades is considering Tasos Mitsopoulos, currently his election campaign’s head spokesman, as an alternative in case the other two possibilities don’t pan out. DISY MP Ionas Nicolaou and former DISY MP Christos Pourgourides is said to be interested in the justice ministry. There was no word yesterday on the other crucial portfolio, that of the commerce ministry, which among others is in charge of energy affairs and natural gas. The rumour is that Anastasiades will appoint a deputy minister dealing exclusively with matters

of energy, leaving the other aspects of the ministry - commerce, tourism and industry to the minister. Anastasiades has stated he plans to create seven deputy ministries in total. It’s understood that, due to constitutional constraints, the deputy ministers will not sit on the Cabinet but they will answer directly to the head of state. Anastasiades has pledged to resign as DISY leader if elected president. What of his no 2 Averof Neofytou? It’s believed Neofytou will be taking over as the acting chief of DISY, with a view to officially running for the leadership at the party’s next electoral congress. Meanwhile the position of

attorney-general is set to become vacant later this year upon the retirement of Petros Clerides. The likely successor is prominent lawyer Polys Polyviou - who headed an independent commission investigating the Mari disaster - or possibly lawyer Christos Triantafyllides, also affiliated to DISY. For the post of deputy attorney-general - currently occupied by Akis Papasavvas, whose departure is not that far off - the name of Ricos Erotocritou, a European Party cadre, has come up. Lawyer Christos Clerides, also affiliated to the European Party, has also expressed a desire for the job.

Little time to celebrate as tough decisions await By Elias Hazou PRESIDENT-ELECT Nicos Anastasiades must navigate a minefield on taking office, juggling Cypriot and foreign interests against a backdrop of an urgently needed bailout. The 66-year-old veteran politician, who cruised to victory in yesterday’s run-off vote, has often cited his good standing among EU leaders, particularly the European People’s Party. But now that words must turn into action, his relations with foreign leaders will be put to the test, says economic analyst Stelios Pla-

tis. The new president will have to deal with international creditors who have been making noises over alleged money-laundering and Cyprus’ low corporate tax rate. But equally pressing are the tough negotiations ahead to determine the precise amount that local banks need to recapitalise, which will heavily impact the final bailout figure for the indebted island. There is a risk that the bailout number will render the national debt unsustainable, leading lenders to shut the door to financial assistance. Anastasiades will also have to deal with European paymaster

Germany; Chancellor Angela Merkel faces her own elections in September, and is under pressure to ensure that German taxpayers do not foot the bill unless Cyprus can push through reforms and pay back the loan. “What Cyprus must do is show Europe that it is in their interests to support Cyprus in her troubles,” says Platis. What Anastasiades has going for him, however, is his pragmatic approach. He won’t waste time on inconsequential discussions if he finds he cannot convince foreigners on this or that point, the analyst added. Moreover, the new administra-

tion is far less likely to unsettle foreign leaders by sending out mixed signals, as happened during the Christofias administration, “when the president said one thing, and his finance minister another.” Platis is nevertheless wary of Anastasiades’ recent revelation that he will seek a bridging loan from another country as a quick fix, allowing Cyprus to stay afloat until such time as signatures are put on an EU/IMF bailout agreement. Any such loan should not be bilateral, but rather be sought from the troika and the EU, Platis said. Some postulate that the mere election of a new government should end uncertainty over the

island’s sliding economy and calm investors’ nerves. But political commentator Louis Igoumenides is not all that convinced. “The uncertainty will end only once the memorandum of understanding is signed,” he told the Mail. Still, Igoumenides shares the view that Cyprus’ prospects look better with Anastasiades in charge rather than Malas, who inevitably would be associated with the outgoing AKEL government. “It’s true, foreigners are more positively disposed toward Anastasiades. But it’s the nitty-gritty that counts.”

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Italians vote in crucial election for eurozone Country stuck in deep recession By Catherine Hornby ITALIANS began voting yesterday in one of the most closely watched elections in years, with markets nervous about whether it can produce a strong government to pull Italy out of recession and help resolve the eurozone debt crisis. Some of the first people to cast their ballots expressed fears that no clear winner would emerge, leading to political stalemate and a coalition that may not govern for long. “I think we will have to go to elections again ... I expect instability for the next two years,” said Vincenzo D’Ouria, voting in Milan. Italians started voting at 8 a.m. Polling booths remained open until 10 p.m. last night and open again between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. today. Exit polls will come out soon after voting ends and official results are expected by early Tuesday. The election is being followed closely by financial markets with memories still fresh of the potentially catastrophic debt crisis that brought technocrat Prime Minister Mario Monti to power more than a year ago. Monti and his wife cast their votes at a polling booth in a Milan school yesterday morning. His centrist bloc would only enter a future government as a junior partner of a bigger party.

The Democratic Party’s Pier Luigi Bersani, the favourite to become Italy’s prime minister after the general election, casts his ballot at a polling station yesterday Final polls published two weeks ago showed centreleft leader Pier Luigi Bersani with a 5-point lead, but analysts disagree about whether he will be able to form a stable majority that can make the economic reforms Italy needs. Bersani is now thought to be just a few points ahead of centre-right rival Silvio Berlusconi, the four-time prime minister who has promised tax refunds and staged a media blitz in an attempt to win back voters. A huge final rally by antiestablishment-comedian-

turned-politician Beppe Grillo on Friday highlighted public anger at traditional parties. Grillo’s 5-Star movement, made up of political novices, is in third place in its first general election, polls suggest, and popular support from voters across the political spectrum has increased uncertainty about the outcome. Italy, the eurozone’s thirdlargest economy, is stuck in deep recession, struggling under a public debt burden second only to Greece’s in the 17-member currency

bloc and with a public weary of more than a year of austerity policies. Berlusconi hogged the headlines yesterday after he used a news conference at his football club AC Milan’s training ground to break the campaign silence imposed on politicians in the day before polls open. He told reporters that Italy’s magistrates were “more dangerous than the Sicilian mafia” and had invented allegations he had held sex parties in order to discredit him. The 76-year-old billionaire,

who is appealing a jail sentence for tax fraud and is on trial accused of having sex with an underage prostitute, was criticised by his rivals for making a political statement during a ban on campaigning. While the centre left is still expected to gain control of the lower house, thanks to rules that guarantee a strong majority to whichever party wins the most votes nationally, a much closer battle will be fought for the Senate, which any government also needs to control to be able to pass laws.

Pistorius’ brother on road death homicide charge

The problems surrounding Oscar’s older brother Carl (left, hugging father) are the latest twist in a case that has transfixed South Africa and much of the world

THE family lawyer of Oscar Pistorius said yesterday that the double amputee athlete’s brother is facing a culpable homicide charge for a 2008 road death. Kenny Oldwage would not confirm details of the case Carl Pistorius is facing, but the development compounded problems for the family after Oscar was charged with premeditated murder following the February 14 shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Carl Pistorius was allegedly involved in a crash with a woman motorcyclist and he was supposed to be in court last Thursday, as his brother Oscar was facing a bail hearing, according to local media reports. Oscar Pistorius was released on bail on Friday and his brother Carl was seen driving into the home of their uncle Arnold early yesterday in Waterkloof, a wealthy suburb of Pretoria, the nation’s capital, where Oscar is now staying. The problems surrounding his older brother Carl are the latest twist in a case that has transfixed South Africa and much of the world. Yesterday’s revelation of the culpable homicide charge immediately created a stir. Oscar Pistorius was charged with premeditated murder, but the athlete says he killed his girlfriend accidentally, opening fire after

mistaking her for an intruder in his home. The Pistorius family has yet to react to the accusations that Carl is facing. On Saturday, the family took steps to lower its profile on social media after someone hacked into the Twitter account of Carl. They cancelled all the social media sites for both Oscar’s brother and his sister Aimee. Carl has always been close to Oscar but was notably absent when their uncle Arnold, flanked by Oscar’s sister Aimee, read out a first reaction to the shooting on February 17, even though he was also on the premises. The three-storey house where Pistorius is staying with his aunt and uncle lies on a hill with a sweeping view of Pretoria. It has a large swimming pool and an immaculate garden. The character of Pistorius also continued to take centre stage. For many, it mirrors his public appearances as an articulate, wellspoken advocate for Paralympic athletes facing hardship. Witness statements backing up Oscar Pistorius as a down-to-earth guy were presented at the hearing. Others have described him as a reckless risk taker who has been in trouble before, such as a boat accident in 2009 which put him in hospital.

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Iran says it has brought down drone IRAN’S Revolutionary Guards have brought down a foreign surveillance drone during a military exercise, the official Islamic Republic News Agency has said. “We have managed to bring down a drone of the enemy. This has happened before in our country,” the agency quoted war games spokesman General Hamid Sarkheli as saying in Kerman, southeast Iran, where the military exercise is taking place. The agency gave no details on who the drone belonged to. In Washington, a Pentagon spokesman said he had seen the reports. He noted that the Iranians did not specifically claim that the drone was American. In the past, there have been incidents of Iran claiming to have seized US drones. In early January Iranian media said Iran had captured two miniature USmade surveillance drones over the past 17 months. Several drone incidents over the past year or so have highlighted tension in the Gulf as Iran and the United States flex their military capabilities in a standoff over Iran’s disputed nuclear programme. Iran said in January that lightweight RQ11 Raven drones were brought down by Iranian air defence units in separate incidents in August 2011 and November 2012.

Afghan suicide bomber killed AFGHAN security forces shot dead at least one would-be suicide bomber yesterday in a high-security area of Kabul, home to government departments and diplomatic missions, police said. Violence across the country has increased over the last 12 months, sparking concern about how the 350,000-strong Afghan security forces will manage once most foreign troops withdraw by the end of 2014. The attack, one of four in Afghanistan early yesterday, happened near a construction site that was stormed by Taliban gunmen in April last year. The man shot dead yesterday was in a stationary four-wheel-drive vehicle in the suburb of Sherpur when officers from the country’s intelligence agency, National Directorate of Security (NDS) fired at the car, killing him.


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Pope Benedict gives final Sunday blessing Outgoing Pontiff says he’s following God’s wishes

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he leads his last Sunday Angelus prayer before stepping down in Saint Peter’s Square

POPE Benedict XVI has given his final Sunday blessing from his studio window to the cheers of tens of thousands of people in St Peter’s Square, Rome. Benedict said that even though he is retiring on Thursday from the papacy, the first pope in 600 years to do so, he is “not abandoning the church”. Instead he said he will serve the church with the same dedication he has until now, but will do so in a way “more suitable to my age and my strength”. Benedict, 85, will spend his last years in prayer, meditation and seclusion in a monastery on Vatican City’s grounds. He has one more public appearance, at his weekly audience on Wednesday in the square. Benedict has lately looked tired and frail but the crowd filling the cobblestone square seemed to energise him, and he spoke in a

Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike after death THOUSANDS of Palestinian prisoners are staging a oneday hunger strike in protest at the death of a fellow detainee in an Israel jail. Thirty-year-old Arafat Jaradat died of a heart attack on Saturday, the Israeli prison service said. Israel has launched an investigation into what happened. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s envoy has made “an unequivocal demand” to the Palestinian Authority to calm a wave of protests in the West Bank. “Israel passed an unequivocal demand to the Palestinian Authority to calm down the territory,” through his personal envoy Yitzhak Molcho, the government said in a statement yesterday. Jaradat’s death comes after a week of violent clashes between the Israeli army and Palestinian youths over the continued detention of four hunger strikers. “About 3,000 prisoners announced that they would refuse meals,” Israel Prisons Service spokeswoman Sivan Weizman told Agence France Presse (AFP), saying they would not eat any of their three daily meals. Jaradat, a father of two from the village of Sair, near Hebron, in the southern West Bank, died suddenly on Saturday in Israeli’s Megido prison. He was arrested last week on suspicion of throwing stones at Israeli soldiers. Protesters in his home village and in different parts

Women gathered in Gaza City to protest the death of Arafat Jaradat of Hebron hurled stones at Israeli security forces yesterday as news of his death spread, AFP reported. Israeli forces responded with tear gas and stun grenades, witnesses said. Similar scenes were reported in Beit Hanoun. And in Gaza City women gathered with flags and posters to protest at the conditions of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails. Palestinian human rights groups have suggested Jaradat died either during or shortly after interrogation. A statement from the office of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on

Saturday expressed “deep sorrow and shock over the martyrdom of prisoner Arafat Jaradat”. As of December 2012, Israel held 4,517 Palestinians in its jails. Of these 1,031 are being held until the conclusion of legal proceedings, 178 are in administrative detention and 170 are under 18 years of age. Israeli officials say they use administrative detention when they fear an immediate risk to security or to protect informants. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club said the number of inmates on open-ended hunger strike had climbed to 11 from four.

clear, strong voice, repeatedly thanking the faithful for their closeness and affection as they interrupted him, again and again, with applause and cheers. Police estimated some 100,000 people turned out. Benedict told the crowd that God is calling him to dedicate himself “even more to prayer and meditation”, which he will do in a secluded monastery being renovated for him on the grounds behind Vatican City’s ancient walls.

LOOKED SAD “But this doesn’t mean abandoning the church,” he said, as many in the crowd looked sad at his departure from regular view. “On the contrary, if God asks me, this is because I can continue to serve it (the church) with the same dedication and the same love which I have tried to do so until now, but in a way more

suitable to my age and to my strength.” The phrase “tried to” was the pope’s ad-libbed addition to his prepared text. Benedict smiled at the crowd after an aide parted the white curtain at his window, telling the people, “thank you for your affection”. Heavy rain had been forecast for Rome, and some drizzle dampened the square earlier in the morning. But when Benedict appeared, to the peal of church bells as the clock struck noon, blue sky crept through the clouds. “We thank God for the sun he has given us,” the pope said, sounding cheerful. As cheers continued in the crowd, the pontiff simply turned away from the window and stepped back down into the apartment, which he will leave on Thursday, taking a helicopter to the Vatican summer residence in the hills outside Rome

while he waits for the monastery to be ready. A child in the crowd held up a sign on a yellow placard, written in Italian, “You are not alone, I’m with you.” Other admirers held homemade signs, saying “Grazie”. No date has yet been set for the start of the conclave of cardinals, who will vote in secret to elect Benedict’s successor. One Italian in the crowd seemed to be doing a little campaigning, hoisting a sign which mentioned the name of two Italian cardinals considered by observers to be potential contenders in the selection of the next pontiff. Flags in the crowd represented many nations, with a large number from Brazil. The cardinals in the conclave will have to decide whether it is time to look outside of Europe for a pope.


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Lib Dems deny Clegg knew about Lord Rennard claims

NHS doctors must have good English

Allegations of sexual impropriety

FOREIGN doctors who want to work for the NHS in England will have to prove they can speak English well enough to treat patients, the Government has confirmed. The new checks were announced after cases in which foreign doctors were said to have provided sub-standard care. Those coming to the UK from outside the EU already face strict language tests. But doctors from within the European Economic Area are said to have registered to work in the NHS without being asked if they can speak English properly. The General Medical Council (GMC) pushed for stronger language testing following the case of David Gray, who died in Cambridgeshire in 2008. He was killed by German doctor Daniel Ubani who administered 10 times the normal dose of diamorphine. Dr Ubani admitted being exhausted after getting only a couple of hours sleep before starting his shift in the UK, and said he was confused about the difference between drugs used here and in Germany. His poor English meant he was refused work by the NHS in one part of the country but was later accepted in Cornwall. The Government is proposing to give the GMC new powers to prevent doctors from being granted a licence to practise medicine in the UK where concerns arise about their ability to speak English. Ministers are also introducing a single national list which every GP will have to be on before treating NHS patients. Previously every Primary Care Trust held a list of GPs. It is hoped the change will help protect patients by ensuring poor performers cannot slip through the gaps between local lists. Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter said: “Patients should be able to understand and be understood by their doctor if we are to give them the best care they deserve. These new checks will ensure that all doctors who want to work in the NHS can speak proficient English and to prevent those who can’t from treating patients. There are lots of excellent doctors from around the world working in the NHS - this is simply about protecting patients and having proper checks on a doctor’s ability to speak English.”

THE Liberal Democrats have ‘categorically’ denied claims leader Nick Clegg knew of allegations of misconduct against the party’s former chief executive, Lord Rennard. The party launched two inquiries after Channel 4 News aired claims of sexual impropriety towards women by the peer. Aides to the deputy PM have insisted he only learned of the complaints after the broadcast. Some press reports suggest he was told four years ago. Lord Rennard denies the allegations. The Lib Dems have launched an internal investigation into the allegations against Lord Rennard under the party’s disciplinary procedures. Party president Tim Farron is also reviewing the way the party has dealt with allegations of this sort in the past. On Thursday, Channel 4 News broadcast allegations by two women of sexual impropriety over several years by Lord Rennard. The women told the news programme he abused his position for years by inappropriately touching and propositioning them. “Gradually his hand started to rub the outside of my leg,” one of the women - a very active member of the Lib Dems - told Channel 4. “I thought at first he’d just brushed against me. Then I moved away and it happened again. And he moved closer - and I moved away again. And he moved closer, and he just kept brushing parts of me that I didn’t want to be brushed.” One of the women said she had spoken to two sen-

ior party figures about her claims, but said no action was taken. Allegations from more women were broadcast on Friday. Following newspaper reports that Clegg had been told about allegations concerning Lord Rennard, a Lib Dem spokesman said: “Nick categorically did not know about these allegations.” The Mail on Sunday reported that one of the women who came forward to Channel 4 News discussed the allegations with a friend on Facebook in January 2009. “I just don’t know how Nick can know and not do anything.. :-( makes me very sad,” the paper said she posted. The spokesman said: “There are no basis for claims that Nick knew - there is no way of verifying these allegations or checking who these people are.” Clegg has been on holiday in Spain since the story surfaced. The spokesman said Clegg was happy to give evidence and participate in the two inquiries. “He wants to get to the bottom of this and the complaints. These are very serious allegations,” he said. Clegg’s former Parliamentary aide, Jo Swinson, and now equalities minister, has said she “took action” after some women had confided in her, but she has not specified what form that action took. She said she welcomed the review so that “lessons can be learned”. Announcing the inquiries on Saturday, Lib Dem chief executive Tim Gordon expressed regret that “it appears that we did not fully live up to our political ideals”

when handling complaints about Lord Rennard. He said a five-strong panel of party figures - including at least three women - would be assembled to conduct a “thorough and in-depth” investigation into the allegations. Gordon also said he was establishing a review of the party’s procedures for dealing with such issues, which would involve non-party members and advice from external professional sources. It is thought the inquiries could take three months to complete. Their proceedings would be confidential but the results would be made public, the Lib Dems said. The inquiry will also look at whether Lord Rennard stood down as chief executive in 2009 for reasons other than that he gave at the time of health grounds. Gordon said: “We will not tolerate harassment in this party... we reaffirm not only our commitment to equality provisions but also to taking appropriate disciplinary sanctions against any employee or member who is found, following due process, to have engaged in harassment or impermissible discrimination.” Yesterday, Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable told BBC One’s Andrew Marr show the allegations were “serious and we take them very seriously”. “It’s obviously wrong if there are women there who have made complaints and felt they weren’t dealt with properly, so we are now setting up a proper investigative process - we want an independent element to that - and we’ll get to the bottom of it.”

In the spotlight: Lord Rennard is a former Liberal Democrats chief executive

Senior Cardinal ‘accused of inapropriate behaviour’

Keith O’Brien is Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric

BRITAIN’S most senior Roman Catholic cleric has been reported to the Vatican over claims of inappropriate behaviour going back 30 years, a newspaper says. The Observer said three priests and one former priest have made the complaint against Cardinal Keith O’Brien, 74, leader of the Scottish Catholic Church. They have demanded his immediate resignation, it said. A statement from the Scottish Catholic Church said Cardinal O’Brien contested the claims and was taking legal advice. Cardinal O’Brien stood down from some front-line duties in the Catholic Church in Scotland last year because of his age, and is due to retire next month when he turns 75. He will have a say in who succeeds Pope Benedict XVI when the pontiff stands down on February 28. He is Britain’s only representative in the election for a successor. The Observer reported that the three priests and one former priest - from the diocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh complained to the Pope’s representative to Britain, nuncio Antonio Mennini, of what they claimed was the cardinal’s inappropri-

ate behaviour towards them in the 1980s. The four complained in the week before 11 February, when Pope Benedict announced his resignation. The former priest claims Cardinal O’Brien made an inappropriate approach to him in 1980, after night prayers, when he was a seminarian at St Andrew’s College, Drygrange, The Observer says. The complainant, who is now married, says he resigned as a priest when Cardinal O’Brien was first made a bishop. He reportedly says in his statement: “I knew then he would always have power over me. It was assumed I left the priesthood to get married. I did not. I left to preserve my integrity.” A second statement from another complainant says he was living in a parish when he was visited by O’Brien, and inappropriate contact took place between them. A third complainant alleges dealing with what he describes as “unwanted behaviour” by the cardinal in the 1980s after some late-night drinking. And the fourth complainant claims the cardinal used night prayers as an excuse for inappropriate contact.

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Britain’s Cable plays down impact of Moody’s rating cut Cable: loss of prized AAA rating 'is largely symbolic' By James Tapsfield and Elizabeth Barrett VINCE Cable dismissed the loss of Britain's prized AAA credit rating as "background noise" yesterday. Britain’s Business Secretary admitted that Chancellor George Osborne had been eager to maintain the top level, but said the reduction to AA1 was "largely symbolic". Explaining its decision on Friday, ratings agency Moody's pointed to "subdued" growth prospects and a "high and rising debt burden" weighing on the economy. It now expects the "period of sluggish growth" to "extend into the second half of the decade". Labour branded the move a "humiliating blow" for Osborne and called for higher spending to boost the economy, while there were renewed

Vincent Cable: downgrade should have no effect on real economy demands from the political right for tougher curbs on budgets and tax cuts. However, the Chancellor has vowed to press ahead with his economic strategy, insisting there was no sensible alternative. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show yesterday morning, Cable rejected the idea of slashing spend-

ing further. But he hinted that investing more in infrastructure, skills and science could help boost the economy. Asked about the impact of the rating reduction, Cable said: "It is largely symbolic. "In terms of the real economy there is no reason why the downgrade should have any impact. "If you remember last year the US was downgraded, the economy grew strongly relative to Europe... and France had a downgrade last year, its interest rates that it borrows long term in the markets are only a little above ours. "These things do not necessarily affect the real economy but they reflect the fact that we are going through a very difficult time and we are trying to balance the need to get the deficit and the budget under control with the need to get back to economic growth." Cable said: "I think to embark on a slash and burn policy in response to this would be utterly foolish and counterproductive, and I am sure we will not be going there. "What I am concentrating on in my job in government is factors that create real substantial long term growth. "In other words skills training, supporting manufacturing, supporting exports, investing in science. These

are the things that really matter." Cable was asked about a call from Mark Littlewood - director general of the free market Institute of Economic Affairs and a former Lib Dem press chief - for deeper public spending cuts. "Well, he's a right-wing ideologue," he replied. On the question of whether the government could afford to spend more, the Cabinet minister said: "I thought it depends what the spending is for. We have to reduce government current spending, that is what we are trying to do... "But there is a lot of government spending that is investment in the future, investment in skills and science and infrastructure, and we have got to continue doing that." Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman told the BBC: "The reason why the deficit hasn't been going down is because the economy hasn't been growing and the way you get growth is a One Nation approach where you invest in people, in industry, in infrastructure to help the economy grow. "The trouble is that if George Osborne doesn't understand what is going on and won't change course, then people face more years of 'Will our kids ever be able to get a job, will they ever be able to move out of home, are we going to see our living standards falling back?'

US INVESTORS face another Washington-imposed deadline on government spending cuts this week, but it's not generating the same level of fear as two months ago when the "fiscal cliff" loomed large. Investors in sectors most likely to be affected by the cuts, such as defence, seem untroubled that the budget talks could send stocks tumbling. Talks on the US budget crisis began again last week leading up to the March 1 deadline for the so-called sequestration when $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts are scheduled to take effect. "It's at this point a political hot button in Washington but a very low level investor concern," said Fred Dickson, chief market strategist at D.A. Davidson & Co in Lake Oswego, Oregon. The fight pits President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats against congressional Republicans. Stocks rallied in early January after a compromise temporarily avoided the fiscal cliff, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index has risen 6.3 per cent since the start of the year. But the benchmark index lost steam this week, posting its first week of losses since the start of the year. Minutes on Wednesday from the last

Federal Reserve meeting, which suggested the central bank may slow or stop its stimulus policy sooner than expected, provided the catalyst. National elections in Italy yesterday and today could also add to investor concern. Most investors expect a government headed by Pier Luigi Bersani to win and continue with reforms to tackle Italy's debt problems. However, a resurgence by former leader Silvio Berlusconi has raised doubts.

DEFENCE CUTS "Europe has been in the last six months less of a topic for the stock market, but the problems haven't gone away. This may bring back investor attention to that," said Kim Forrest, a senior equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh. The spending cuts, if they go ahead, could hit the defence industry particularly hard. Yet in the options market, bulls were targeting gains in Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon's biggest supplier. Calls on the stock far outpaced puts, suggesting that many investors anticipate the stock to move higher. Overall options volume on the stock was 2.8 times the daily average with 17,000 calls and 3,360 puts traded, according to options analytics firm Trade Alert.

ROYAL Bank of Scotland (RBS) is to lay off staff in India as a part of its plan to wind down its retail and commercial operations in the country, it said in a statement, without specifying how many employees would be affected. The announcement comes after British Prime Minister David Cameron last week said that he wants the state-controlled bank to speed its restructuring, making it clear he is keen to return it to private ownership as soon as possible. The British government owns 82 per cent of RBS, having pumped in 45 billion pounds ($70 billion) of capital when the bank neared collapse in 2008. A plan by RBS to sell the Indian businesses to HSBC Holdings fell through in November last year, more than two years after the two banks began negotiations. RBS is scaling back its international operations after the 2008 bailout and has been urged by Britain's Finance Minister George Osborne to focus on domestic activities. "There is no impact on RBS's markets, international banking and private banking businesses in India," the bank said.

Iran budget to reduce oil reliance

Wall St investors face another Washington imposed deadline By Caroline Valetkevitch

RBS India to cut staff

Since the end of 2010 the UK has been ranked fifth among G7 countries

UK falling behind competitors in manufacturing, say unions By Alan Jones THE UK is falling further behind its international competitors in manufacturing and is now "treading water" in the global race for goods, unions warned yesterday. A study by the TUC of industrial production figures since the end of 2010 showed the UK was ranked fifth among G7 countries, with only Italy and Japan performing worse. Industrial production has shrunk in every quarter since the start of 2011 even though the economy needs manufacturing and mining to grow to close the trade gap and become less dependent on financial services, said the union organisation. The Chancellor was urged to use next month's Budget to give more support to manufacturing.

TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: "The TUC agrees with the Chancellor that in order for the UK to compete, our economy must be less reliant on financial services and the South East. "But the combination of demand-sapping austerity and failure to support British industry means that the UK is falling even further behind our major competitors. "With demand for financial products understandably down on pre-recession levels, it's more important than ever that we produce more goods, rather than relying on imports. "Manufacturing and mining have never really recovered from the hammering they took in the 1980s. The Chancellor has a chance to put right the damage done by previous Conservative governments by making a bold commitment to support manufacturing again."

IRAN is to reduce its dependence on oil income and boost non-oil exports in its budget to counter the "heavy" impact of sanctions, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a television interview late on Saturday. The budget is due to be presented to parliament on Wednesday for debate and likely amendments before it is subject to a parliamentary vote in the run up to Iran's election in June that will take place against the backdrop of deep economic gloom. "Events have struck from beyond our own economy and heavy factors are active from outside. If severe fluctuations hit this (oil) income, surely it has an effect," Fars news reported Ahmadinejad as saying, in an apparent reference to sanctions that have nearly halved Iran's oil exports. "We have to go in a direction to reduce oil receipts in our economy and raise other incomes such as non-oil exports that are increasing rapidly," he said. Over the past year Iran's economy has borne the brunt of tough sanctions against its oil and banking sectors imposed by the United States and its allies over Tehran's disputed nuclear activities. The West suspects Iran is trying to develop a nuclear weapons capability. Tehran says its programme is peaceful.


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Anastasiades must show the courage of Annan days now he is president PRESIDENT-ELECT Nicos Anastasiades has come a long way since the days of the 2004 referendum when he became a political pariah, attacked and abused by all the political parties and the government of the day because he had dared to take a clear stand in favour of the Annan plan. He could have taken the easy option, of going with the majority of the population and avoiding the high political cost of his decision. He did not, even though he faced dissent in his own party which led to defections and the establishment of a rival party. Instead, Anastasiades stuck to his guns, kept exercising opposition to a government that was supported by all other parties and strengthened his hold on DISY. Nobody would have believed back then that the day would come when Anastasiades would be elected president with a credible 57.48 per cent of the vote. We suspect that yesterday he reaped the benefits of the courageous – though unpopular – decision he took in 2004 to support what he believed to be right for the country, irrespective of the political cost and the views of the majority. Voters were aware that the precarious state Cyprus is in today required a strong and determined leader prepared to take very difficult decisions, and Anastasiades fit the bill. And there will be a host of difficult and unpopular decisions Anastasiades will have to take as soon as the handover of power takes place on Thursday. Never before has a president assumed office with so many pending matters piled high on his in-tray. There is the re-capitalisation of the Cypriot banks, the finalising of the memorandum of understanding, its approval by the Euro Group and national parliaments as well as the ultra-negative publicity regarding money-laundering. And at home we have the worst recession Cyprus has ever experienced. It will be of critical importance for Anastasiades to choose the right kind of ministers, because he will need good associates to negotiate his way through the obstacle course that lies ahead. He should avoid expedient appointments to satisfy his DIKO allies or maintain political balances within DISY. For the government to be successful - the country cannot afford it not to be - highcalibre people, with drive and energy, must be appointed ministers. If the parties do not have such people he should not hesitate to recruit outsiders. The country has high expectations of Anastasiades and we hope he will live up to them. Nobody wants him to fail because if he does we will all sink with him. It is a lot of pressure for one man but Anastasiades has shown he has the mental toughness to cope with it.

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Princesses, tabloids and the meaning of venom Analysis John Lloyd

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HEN visitors enter the UK, they should be greeted by a life-size model of a dragon (though what is life-size for a dragon?) with a placard by it that says: “Welcome to the United Kingdom. We devour princesses!” The dragon might be made of newsprint, for it is the newspapers - followed by waddling broadcasters, tut-tutting along - who are the devourers of these women. The latest British royal scandal features two central British institutions, the royal family and the tabloid press, oddly paired with a distinguished writer. The first two have flourished in a swamp of contempt (on the royal side) and addiction (on the press side) ever since the postwar years, when automatic deference to royalty was replaced by a destructive neediness. The present queen, Elizabeth II, was a young woman of 25 when the death of her father propelled her to the throne in 1952. No scandal of her making attended her as a princess, nor has any since she became queen. Her sister, Princess Margaret, was a different matter. In love in her early 20s with a divorced “commoner”, Group Captain Peter Townsend, she renounced him at her sister’s request and later married the photographer Anthony Armstrong Jones. She later divorced him. Margaret, a heavy smoker and drinker, was a fixture in the popular papers - mostly for real or alleged affairs, especially with the minor aristocrat Roddy Llewellyn, a man 17 years her junior. Margaret’s fame was dwarfed by Princess Diana; a woman of rare beauty with a quality of effortless stardom. Like Marilyn Monroe, Diana was destroyed by a fame she had sought avidly, played with feverishly and finally was consumed by. Diana was tabloid gold, an original woman who offered herself, while also withholding herself, thus increasing the fascination. The slow breakdown of her marriage, the post-marital affairs and the serial charity events she attended propelled her to a celebrity no other modern princess has matched. Certainly not Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge (not a princess yet, but likely to be, and then a queen); wife to Prince Charles’ elder son, William, a man who could be king either after, or even (as is much speculated) instead of, his father. She invites the appellation of a “nice girl” - pretty, charming, stylishly dressed. But her nature and passions are a mystery. This week, however, she has succeeded in uniting Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband. They both condemned a “venomous attack” on her by the novelist Hilary Mantel, twice a Booker

The British prime minister and the oppostion leader both condemned the ‘venomous attack’ on the Duchess of Cambridge Prize winner and one of England’s most lauded novelists today. The revealer of this venom was the Daily Mail, described last year as “the most powerful newspaper in Great Britain … the defender of traditional British values, the voice of an overlooked majority whose opinions inconvenience the agendas of metropolitan élites.” Mantel, in a speech that was printed in the London Review of Books, was sharp, though “venomous” is too strong a word. In her lengthy essay, “Royal Bodies,” mostly about the wives of the Tudor King Henry VIII, the period in which her latest novels are set, Mantel described Kate Middleton this way: “Kate seems to have been selected for her role of princess because she was irre-

proachable: as painfully thin as anyone could wish, without quirks, without oddities, without the risk of the emergence of character. She appears precision-made, machinemade, so different from Diana whose human awkwardness and emotional incontinence showed in her every gesture.” The Mail, the voice of middle England, called Mantel “the darling of the literary establishment … using her position among the novel-writing elite to launch an astonishing and venomous attack …” Few positions are worse, in the Mail’s opinion, than being part of anything that can be described as “elite”. Few reputations are more contemptible than being an establishment “darling”. Cameron, on a trip to India, said Mantel may be an ace novelist, but

‘Mantel was ultimately sympathetic to the young woman’s plight of being trapped in a tabloid cage’

“what she’s said about Kate Middleton is completely misguided.” Miliband was even stronger. “These are pretty offensive remarks, I don’t agree with them,” he said. An aide said Cameron had not read Mantel’s entire speech, and I doubt Miliband had, either. Much of the commentariat has rallied to Mantel’s side. Alex Massie in The Spectator, Sam Leith in The Guardian and Jenni Russell in the Evening Standard, among others. Most make a similar point: Mantel wasn’t really concerned with Kate in her speech. Where she discussed her, she was ultimately sympathetic to the young woman’s plight of being trapped in a tabloid cage. At the end of the piece, she made a plea for the avid, cannibalistic public to “back off and not be brutes”. Although I dislike the Daily Mail - I was once treated to some of its bile, over two pages in its Sunday edition - I found the consensus disturbing. The quotes from Mantel’s speech that the Mail used in its condemnation of her are no more out of context than any other quotes from a speech or an essay. They don’t represent the burden of the piece, but they’re there, high up, mostly not qualified by any clauses arguing that it was the press making Middleton into a “shop window mannequin” or preventing any “emergence of character”. Mantel is a precise writer: Had she wished to say that, she would have done so. The statements were what she really thought of Kate. Nevertheless, Mantel is also sympathetic (though less so than critical). She does blame tabloid journalism in some part; her argument is complex and finely done, and the Mail ignores nearly all of it. But it was an attack that must have hurt. The Mail riposte didn’t lack venom itself, but harsh criticism invites a reply in kind. Although Mantel is right that we should pay attention to royal bodies (since from them comes British heads of state), any argument about their nature should provoke debate. The Daily Mail is the most powerful newspaper in Great Britain because it gets up every morning and denounces evil, hypocrisy, lies, stupidity, threats to freedom and threats from militants, activists and protesters. Four and a half million readers read it for that. The royal family, and especially the younger part of it, touches both a sentimental and a servile streak in the press. The royals and the tabloids are the British themselves. They’ve had royalty for two millennia and tabloids for almost two centuries. And because we also love theatre, the British love to see them fight, like Katherine and Petruchio - but watching can be cruel.  John Lloyd co-founded the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, where he is Director of Journalism


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Oscars often get it wrong Academy all too often misses Hollywood’s greatest films, actors By Leonard Maltin PEOPLE may think that in the director category, Ben Affleck got robbed by the Academy this year, but consider this: Alfred Hitchcock never won a competitive Oscar. Actor Peter O’Toole was nominated eight times but never took home the award. If that doesn’t prove the Academy doesn’t vote with posterity in mind, I don’t know what could. Members play the cards they are dealt, year by year, which leads to some questionable decisions when hindsight enters the picture. Citizen Kane may be widely regarded as the greatest film of all time, but that’s not what the Academy thought in 1941. That year the Best Picture award went to John Ford’s How Green Was My Valley. The film that supplanted Kane in this year’s Sight & Sound survey of international critics, Hitchcock’s Vertigo, wasn’t even nominated in 1958; Gigi earned the top prize that year. One can debate the victories and losses year by year, and often they are simply a matter of opinion. I was not a particular fan of A Beautiful Mind or Chicago, which earned trophies at the beginning of the last decade, and I’ve met many people who don’t care for Crash, the Best Picture winner of 2005. That was the year that most pundits predicted a win for Brokeback Mountain, and in a rare instance of candour (and questionable sportsmanship), author Annie Proulx accused the Academy of not having the guts to honour a film about gay cowboys - even though the film did earn three ma-

jor awards. “We should have known conservative heffalump Academy voters would have rather different ideas of what was stirring contemporary culture,” she wrote in the Guardian. “Roughly 6,000 film industry voters, most in the Los Angeles area, many living cloistered lives behind wrought-iron gates or in deluxe resthomes, out of touch not only with the shifting larger culture and the yeasty ferment that is America these days, but also out of touch with their own segregated city, decide which films are good.” Neither we nor Proulx will ever know how close Brokeback came to winning the brass ring because the Academy never reveals details of its voting process. That year there were five Best Picture nominees, which means that any one of them could have won with just 21 per cent of the tallies. Mere dozens of ballots among the then-6,000 counted could have changed the course of Oscar history. Looking back, one always has to weigh the possibilities and probabilities of any given year. It’s easy to say, “How could they have ignored O’Toole’s incredible performance in Lawrence of Arabia?” until one checks the competition and sees that the Best Actor award went to Gregory Peck for his signature role as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, a film as beloved today as Lawrence after more than half a century. Then there is the cumulative effect of having been nominated over and over again. No one’s experience with Oscar offered more ironies than Paul Newman.

In good company: Ben Affleck, director of Argo, joins a long list of long-term Oscar losers, Alfred Hitchcock, Paul Newman and Peter O’Toole

Having been nominated seven times without a win (from 1958’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to 1982’s The Verdict), the Academy decided to present him an honorary award in 1986. When he was nominated the following year for The Colour of Money, he finally took home his first competitive Oscar. Yet I doubt anyone would single out his work in that film as

his finest hour. (He lost twice again, for Nobody’s Fool and Road to Perdition.) Al Pacino followed a similar path, losing for his unforgettable performances in The Godfather, Serpico, The Godfather: Part II, and Dog Day Afternoon, among others, only to win for his over-the-top portrayal of a cantankerous blind man in the sentimental Scent of a

Woman (1982). As the old saying goes, that’s show business. Times change, and so does popular taste. Most of the Academy’s choices in the 1950s are considered conservative at best today, while the genre movies of that decade were mostly ignored. Arguably the most derided Best Picture winner of that period is Cecil

B DeMille’s The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), although I have a sentimental attachment to that circus movie - as does Steven Spielberg, who has paid tribute to it in his films, more than once. That is not the mainstream opinion, however, as DeMille’s cornball extravaganza beat out Ivanhoe, Moulin Rouge, The Quiet Man and, most significantly, High Noon. Singin’ in the Rain, which is often cited as the greatest movie musical of all time, didn’t even get nominated that year in the top category, nor did The Bad and the Beautiful, which did win five other Oscars. Another box-office hit of the period, Around the World in 80 Days, may have charmed moviegoers and Academy voters in 1956, but it hasn’t held up particularly well, especially alongside John Ford’s The Searchers and Don Siegel’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers, which came out that same year and got no Oscar recognition whatsoever. Even so, scanning the Oscar votes year by year provides some indication of what Hollywood was thinking, and who was admired by his or her colleagues at any given moment in time. Where the Academy trips up is when it seeks to honour a film for its social significance rather than its entertainment value. It was exactly 30 years ago that the Oscar for Best Picture went to Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi - an excellent film in its own right - instead of a more popular (and critically acclaimed) choice from a younger director that I suspected would stand the test of time better than that noble biopic. Steven Spielberg may have lost the Best Picture Oscar for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, but I hope he takes consolation in knowing that he’s not the first, or last, director to have to lick his wounds after all the votes are counted. What matters most is staying in the game - and staying on top of your game, as he has.

Final Twilight Saga movie gets Silver Linings wins four honours at mauling from Razzie Awards Independent Spirit film awards POPULAR vampire to the backslapping movie The Twilight Saga: of Hollywood’s glitzy Breaking Dawn - Part awards season, also 2 was savaged at the singled out R&B star Razzie Awards on SaturRihanna for scorn. day, earning seven ‘wins’ The singer was deemed in the annual contest for worst supporting the worst movies and actress for her debut performances of the year. movie role as a sailor in Twilight star Kristen 2012 sci-fi action movie Stewart, co-star Taylor Battleship. Lautner and director Bill American comic acCondon were awarded tor Adam Sandler, a Golden Raspberry frequent Razzie target, Adam Sandler: Razzie favourite statuettes for their parts was awarded not-soin the final installment coveted golden raspof the blockbuster film franchise. That film berry statuettes for worst actor and worst alone has taken an impressive $829 million screenplay for his comedy That’s My Boy at the global box office. about a father reuniting with his long-abanRobert Pattinson narrowly escaped a doned son. personal mauling, but the entire Twilight Last year, Sandler swept all 10 Razzie Saga cast earned a Razzie for “worst screen categories for his comedy Jack and Jill, in ensemble”. which he played both the male and female The Razzies, created in 1980 as an antidote leads.

QUIRKY comedy Silver Linings Playbook dominated the Independent Spirit Awards on the eve of Hollywood’s Academy Awards ceremony, winning four prizes including for Best Feature. Jennifer Lawrence, 22, who plays a feisty young widow in Silver Linings Playbook, was named best actress and David O Russell picked up the best directing honour on Saturday. “When you make a film from the heart, there is no such thing as genre. They are just real people, and if it’s funny in or of itself, that’s what happens and that’s what my whole cast taught me,” Russell said in accepting his award. Austrian drama Amour, about an elderly couple coping with the effects of the wife’s debilitating stroke, won the Best Foreign Film award on Saturday. The Independent Spirit Awards are handed out by the Los Angeles-based non-profit group Film Independent and are widely considered the top honours for low-budget

and art house movies in the United States. The ceremony, held in a tent on California’s Santa Monica beach, are a more laid-back affair than the formal and glitzy Academy Awards ceremony. Bruce Willis, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Renner, Daniel Radcliffe, Amy Poehler and other celebrities were treated to a casual lunch. The awards for Silver Linings Playbook largely shut out rival fantasy movie Beasts of the Southern Wild, which won one award for cinematography but lost in three other categories. First-time director Benh Zeitlin, 30, had been considered a front-runner at the Spirit Awards for the mythological film, set in a Louisiana swamp. “Benh Zeitlin is a young man, so Benh Zeitlin will be back,” Russell quipped on stage. Amour director Michael Haneke, 70, who also won honours at the Cesar Awards in France on Friday, was on hand to accept his award on Saturday. “I have the impression I’m the oldest man here,” he joked.


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films

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

Times are subject to change, so check first with cinemas before you head out

Telephone no: K-Cineplex: 7777-8383

NICOSIA Gangster Squad (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.30, 7.50 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 3.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 7.50 and 10.15pm Playing for Keeps (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 3.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 11.10am, 1.15pm and 3.25pm A Good Day to Die Hard (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.30, 8 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 3.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 5.30, 8 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 11.10am, 1.20pm and 3.30pm Upside Down (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.50pm Love in the End (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in 30, 8 and 10.05pm, Greek) at 5.30, so at 3.25pm; weekends also K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) (inn Greek) at 5.30, 8 m, weekends also and 10.05pm, at 11.10am, 1.20pm and 3.25pm

Rio Limassol: 25-871410 Argo (12) Screen K-Cineplex (Screen m; Rio Paphos: 26-207000 3) at 7.45pm;

K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 7.45pm The Impossible (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 10.10pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 10.10pm Anna Karenina (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.10pm Sammy’s Great Escape (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in Greek) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 3.20pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) (in Greek) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.15pm and 3.20pm Hotel Transylvania (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.25pm, weekends only at 3.20pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.25pm, weekends only at 11.20am, 1.20pm and 3.20pm Hotel Lux (in German and Russian, with English subtitles) Cine Studio, Tuesd Tuesday and Thursday at 9pm 9pm, presented by the Friends Friend of the Cinema T 96-420491, Society. Tel: www.ofk. www.ofk.org.cy Sturm (in German Ge and Serb Serbo-Croat, with En English subtitles) C Studio, Cine

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

Monday at 9pm, presented by the Friends of the Cinema Society. Tel: 96-420491, www.ofk.org.cy

The Impossible (12) Rio 6 at 8pm, weekends also at 3.20 and 5.30pm

LIMASSOL

Sammy’s Great Escape (K) Rio 4 (in Greek), weekends only at 2.30, 4.15 and 6pm; KCineplex (Screen 1) (in Greek) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 3.20pm

Gangster Squad (18) Rio 4 at 7.45pm; Rio 3 at 10.10pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 7.50 and 10.15pm Playing for Keeps (K) Rio 5 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 3.30 and 5.30pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 3.25pm A Good Day to Die Hard (15) Rio 2, weekdays at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends at 6.15, 8 and 10pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.30, 8 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 3.30pm Upside Down (K) Rio 4 at 10pm Love in the End (K) Rio 1 (in Greek) at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 3.30 and 5.30pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek) at 5.30, 8 and 10.05pm, weekends also at 3.25pm Argo (12) Rio 6 at 10.10pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45pm Anna Karenina (K) Rio 3 at 7.45pm, weekends also at 5pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.10pm

Finding Nemo 3D (K) Rio 2 (in Greek), weekends only at 2.30 and 4.20pm Hotel Transylvania (K) Rio 3 (in Greek, in 3D), weekends only at 3pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek, in 2D) at 5.25pm, weekends only at 3.20pm Indignados (in various languages, with Greek subtitles) Rio 5, Monday at 8.30pm, presented by the Limassol Cine Club. www.cinelesxi.org

LARNACA Gangster Squad (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.30, 7.50 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 3.15pm Playing for Keeps (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 3.25pm Upside Down (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.50pm

A Good Day to Die Hard (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.30, 8 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 3.30pm

A Good Day to Die Hard (15) Rio 1 at 5.30, 7.30 and 9.45pm, weekends also at 3.30pm

Love in the End (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek) at 5.30, 8 and 10.05pm, weekends also at 3.25pm

Upside Down (K) Rio 2 at 7.30pm, weekends also at 5.30pm

Argo (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45pm The Impossible (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 10.10pm Anna Karenina (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.10pm Sammy’s Great Escape (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in Greek) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 3.20pm Hotel Transylvania (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.25pm, weekends only at 3.20pm

Love in the End (K) Rio 7 (in Greek) at 5.45, 7.30 and 9.45pm Argo (12) Rio 6 at 9.45pm The Impossible (12) Rio 3 at 5.15, 7.30 and 9.45pm Anna Karenina (K) Rio 6 at 5 and 7.30pm Gambit (K) Rio 2 at 9.45pm Sammy’s Great Escape (K) Rio 3 (in Greek), weekends only at 3.30pm

PAPHOS

Finding Nemo 3D (K) Rio 7 (in Greek), weekends only at 4pm

Gangster Squad (18) Rio 5 at 5.15, 7.30 and 9.45pm, weekends also at 3pm

Hotel Transylvania (K) Rio 6 (in Greek, in 3D), weekends only at 3.15pm

Playing for Keeps (K) Rio 4 at 5.30, 7.30 and 9.45pm, weekends also at 3.30pm

A Good Day to Die Hard

listings Today Theatre Katsarida Pocket musical combining physical theatre with stand-up comedy. February 25-26. ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation, 64, Ay. Omoloyites Ave. 9pm. In Greek. €15. Tel: 99-201959

Coming Up

Orchestra featuring strings orchestra, a computer and group of students. February 27. Strovolos Municipal Theatre, Nicosia. 8pm. €7 for adults and the entrance is free for children and young people under the age of 18. Tel: 22-313010 Music and Humour Concert by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, a tribute to Carnival. Soloist: Tassos Apostolou (baritone) conductor: Alkis Baltas. February 27. Larnaca Municipal Theatre. 8.30pm. €12/7. Tel: 24-665795

Ongoing

Music The Zilla Project Four-piece band playing blues/rock and electrifying sounds. February 27. Blue Bar, Classic Hotel, 94 Rigenis Str, Nicosia. 9.30pm. Tel: 22-664006 Indian Classical Music and Traditional Melodies Windcraft Music Centre presents a concert of Indian classical music. February 27. Old Vinegar House (Palio Xidadiko) 34 Genethliou Mitella Street, Limassol. 8.30pm. €10. Tel: 99-549141/99-808835 Cam-Media Evening concert by recently founded ensemble of the Cyprus Symphony

Other Events Screenings at the Shoe Factory An extraordinary selection of rare eclectic films. Until March 29. The Shoe Factory, 304 Ermou Str, Nicosia. 8pm. Free. Films shown in original language with English subtitles where applicable. For more information: www.pharosartsfoundation.org Stories in Screen A series of video work presentations. Until March 15. Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art Gallery Solonos 10, Paphos Monday- Friday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-6pm. Saturday: 10am-1 .30pm. Tel: 99-311225

Theatre Nursing Home the Cherubim Theatre Anemona celebrates its tenth anniversary with comedy by Nearchos Ioannou. Until March 17. Anemona Theatre, 7 Archagelou Street, Latsia, Nicosia. Every Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 8pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-573031 Shear Madness Popular Cypriot actor and director Loris Loizides returns with an adaptation of one of the longest-running nonmusical plays in the world. Until March 17. Pantheon Art Cinema, 29 Diagorou Street, Nicosia. Every Saturday and Sunday at 8.30pm. €20. In Greek. Tel: 70-001910/22-675787 God of Carnage Dionysos Theatre presents multiaward winning comedy by Yasmina Reza directed by George Mouaimis. Until March 17. Dionysos Theatre, 29 Diagorou Street, Nicosia. Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday 6.30pm. In Greek. €20/15. Tel: 99-621845 Shakespeare in an Hour Pirasmos Productions presents a theatrical comedy directed by popular Cypriot actor and director Loris Loizides. Until March 29. Pantheon Art Cinema, 29 Diagorou Street, Nicosia. Thursday and Friday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 70-001910

The Children of Cain Theatro Ena presents the psychological thriller by Andreas Thomopoulos. Until March 31. Theatro Ena, 4 Athinas Avenue, Nicosia. Every Friday through Sunday at 8.30pm. In Greek. €15/12. Tel: 22-348203 How to Rob a Bank Skala Theatre presents a three act comedy by Samy Fayad. Until March 31. Skala Theatre, 15 Kyriakou Matsi Street, Larnaca. Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 6.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 99-490102 Pinocchio Theatre Maskarini unique adaptation of well-known tale. Until April 14. Russian Cultural Centre, 16 Alassias Street, Nicosia. Premier at 4pm and every Sunday at 10.30am. In Greek. Tel: 22-761607/22-270420 In the Land of Peter Pan The Puppet Group of Satiriko Theatre presents work by James Barry. Until April 28. Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre, 11 - 15 Vladimiros Kafkarides Street, Aglantzia, Nicosia. Every Sunday at 10.30am. In Greek. €10. Tel: 22-312940/22-421609

Exhibition Mindscapes Solo painting exhibition by Thekla Papadopoulou. Until February 28. Gallery Kypriaki Gonia, 45 Stadiou Street, Lar-

naca. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm & 4.30pm-8pm. Sunday: 11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm. Tel: 24-621109 Impressions Solo photo exhibition by Sergey Yastrzhembskiy. Until February 28. The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 86-88-90 Phaneromenis Street, Nicosia. Visiting hours: Monday-Sunday: 10am-7pm. (except on bank holidays). Tel: 22-128157 Social Contract Solo painting exhibition by Avraam Christou. Until February 28. Alpha Gallery, Makarios Avenue & 3 Papanikoli Street, Nicosia. Monday-Saturday 10.30 am-1pm and 4.30pm-7.30pm. Tel: 22-751325 / 99-303366 Da Vinci Machines – An exhibition of Genius Exhibition displaying more than 60 interactive machines from Da Vinci original drawings, 15 high quality reproduction artworks, giant art panels and rare copies of Leonardo codices. Until February 28. Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Vasilissis Street, Limassol. Tel: 25-342123. ww.davincimachinescyprus.com Lush Art in Austere Times Fifth edition of group exhibition featuring works at affordable prices. Until March 1. Is Not Gallery, 11 Odysseus, Chrysaliniotissa, Nicosia. MondaySaturday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Tel: 22-343670

Antreas Moyseos Solo photography exhibition. Until March 1. Dinos Art Café, 62-66 Irinis Street, Limassol. Monday-Saturday: 10.30am to midnight and Sunday: 4pm to midnight. Tel: 25-762030 Past & Present Group etching, printing and poster exhibition. Until March 2. Opus 39 Gallery, 21 Kimonos Street, Nicosia. Monday: 5pm-8pm. Tuesday-Friday: 10.30am-12.30pm and 5pm-8pm. Tel: 22-424983 Tourists who Shoot Solo photography exhibition and the book launch by Theopisti StylianouLambert. Until March 2. Argo Gallery, 64E D. Akrita Avenue, Nicosia. Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10am-1pm. Tel: 22-754009. www.argogallery.org Descendance Group art exhibition. Until March 2. Apocalypse Gallery, 30 Chytron Street, Nicosia. Monday- Friday: 10.30am1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10.30am-1pm. Tel: 22-766655 AnThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages An exhibition that explores the human form as it is represented in the art of Cyprus from the Neolithic period until today. Until March 3. The Cyprus Museum 1 Special Exhibition Hall, Museum Street. Tel.: 22-865854


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Television CYBC 1 06.45 09.00

Proti Enimerosi Kali Sas Mera Early monrning entertainment magazine featuring segments on cooking, fashion, lifestyle issues and more.

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Cookery show. Local comedy series, which happens to be the longest-running show on TV.

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Mazi Sto CyBC Local talk-show.

News Kaftes Piperies Paizoume Kypriaka Local game show, asking questions having to do with the Cypriot dialect.

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News Vimmato Stin Ammo Third season of local period drama, based on true events.

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Presidential Elections 2013 The Day After News Repeats

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Proini Enimerosi Me Agapi Idiaitera Yia Klamata (rpt) Akros Oikogeneiakon (rpt) Lyke, Lyke Eisai Edo (rpt) Einai Stigmes (rpt) Pansellinos (rpt) Ekeino To Kalokairi Niose Me (rpt) News Mera Mesimeri Konstantinou Kai Elenis (rpt) To Kafe Tis Haras Deliyianneio Parthenagogeio (rpt) Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) Lefta Sto Lepto

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Tin Patisa (rpt) Niose Me News Vals Me 12 Theous Ekeino To Kalokairi Castle

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NRG Zone FILM: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

Desperate Housewives Seventh season. ‘Then I Really Got Scared’. Paul begins to suspect Susan is responsible for his rapidly declining health, while Lynette and Tom disagree over where to go on their family holiday. Gabrielle is given cause to regret allowing Juanita to watch a horror film, and Bree goes on a date.

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

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A woman discovers she has psychic powers and, under hypnosis, recalls a former life in 19th-century England. Musical, starring Barbra Streisand. 1970.

Local cultural show.

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NRG Zone Kids’ TV Euromaxx Kati Psinetai (rpt) Biz/Emeis News In English News In Turkish Dogs 101 (rpt) A guide to different types and breeds of dog featuring expert opinions from trainers, groomers and vets.

Current affairs show.

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Lifestyle programme features entertainment, music and more. Hosted by real-life couple Giorgos Liagas & Fay Skorda.

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Yia Sena

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News Master Chef

Local talk-show.

New season of Greek reality competition show where amateur chefs compete against each other in weekly challenges.

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Yia Sena (rpt) Enimerosi Tora (rpt) Proino Mou (rpt)

Eleni Mila Mou (rpt) Vasiliki (rpt) Mesimeri Kai Kati Epta Ouranoi Kai Sinnefa Alites (rpt) Magazino Siga Min To’ Xeres News Ti Tha Fame Simera Mama Anna Paola Efta Ourani Kai Sinnefa Alites (rpt) News Aspra Balonia Oikogeneiakes Istories CSI: NY Fifth season. ‘Turbulence’. Mac uncovers a murder onboard a commercial flight and sets up a makeshift crime lab. The case takes an unexpected twist with the discovery that the victim, an escaped convict with a history of drug smuggling, was posing as a Federal Air Marshal.

Oi Vasiliades News Anonymous (rpt) FILM: Good Luck Chuck A single man tries to break a curse that means any woman he sleeps with will find true love with someone else soon afterwards. Comedy, starring Dane Cook and Jessica Alba. 2007.

Mystery novelist Richard Castle works with New York police to find a real-world killer who is modeling his crimes after scenes from Castle’s novels.

News Sports News Radio Arvila Yia Tin Anna (rpt) Erotas Kleftis (rpt) News Deal (rpt)

Enimerosi Tora Deka Lepta Kirigma Eheis Meson Current affairs show.

With News at 18.00.

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Ta Epta Kaka Tis Moiras Mou Retire Nea Mera Proino Mou

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News Istories Tou Astinomou Beka (rpt) Siga Min To’ Xeres (rpt) Mono Mia Fora (rpt) Se Fonto Kokkino (rpt) Ta Hrisopsara (rpt) Eleni (rpt)

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Fotis - Maria Live Best Of Exelixeis Sti Showbiz Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of Mila (rpt) Nistikoi Praktores Star News Mesimeriani Meleti Kid’s TV To Kleidi Greek comedy series.

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Fotis - Maria Live Mila Exelixeis Sti Showbiz Cold Case (rpt) Fourth season. ‘Stand Up and Holler’. The 1997 murder of a 16-year-old girl is investigated after an anonymous confession is discovered at an art exhibition. The case leads the team into the world of high-school cheerleading in an attempt to uncover the culprit.

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Supernatural Sixth season of fantasy drama. ‘Family Matters’. Despite his suspicions, Dean accompanies Sam with his cousins and Samuel on a hunting trip.

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Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) Greek cookery show.

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LTV Sports News Star News

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Magikos Cosmos S’ Agapo (rpt) Akti Oneiron (rpt) Ston Asterismos Tis Imeras Kouzina Me Apopsi Remington Steele (rpt) Milagros Kids’ TV Top Models S’Agapo Sabrina, To Koritsi Tis Agapis Akti Oneiron Pacific Blue

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News Sports Time Capital Sports FILM: Out of Reach

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A former intelligence agent searching for a missing Polish girl discovers her orphanage is a cover for human trafficking. Action thriller, starring Steven Seagal. 2004.

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The Fixer A former White House communications director starts her own crisis management firm but finds that she cannot leave her past behind.

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FILM: The Hunt for Eagle One A military team sets out to recover a device for remote-controlling airliners that has been stolen by terrorists. Action adventure sequel, starring Mark Dacascos. 2006.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Novacinema1, 14.35) Jumping: World Championship 01:15 Live At The Apollo 02:00 Big Cat Diary 02:30 Little Britain Christmas Special 2006 03:00 Fawlty Towers 03:30 32 Brinkburn Street 04:15 The Old Guys 04:45 Big Cat Diary 05:15 Little Britain Christmas Special 2006 05:45 Fawlty Towers 06:15 The Weakest Link 07:00 Little Robots 07:10 Me Too! 07:30 Bobinogs 07:45 The Large Family 07:55 Balamory 08:15 Little Robots 08:25 Me Too! 08:45 Bobinogs 09:00 Balamory 09:20 Spot’s Musical Adventures 09:25 The Old Guys 09:55 After You’ve Gone 10:25 The Weakest Link 11:10 EastEnders 11:40 Doctors 12:10 New Tricks 13:00 Full Circle With Michael Palin 13:50 The Old Guys 14:20 2 Point 4 Children 14:50 The Weakest Link 15:35 EastEnders 16:05 Doctors 16:35 New Tricks 17:25 After You’ve Gone 17:55 The Old Guys 18:25 The Weakest Link 19:10 EastEnders 19:40 Doctors 20:10 New Tricks 21:00 Dinnerladies 21:30 The Green Green Grass 22:00 The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher 23:30 Ideal 00:00 32 Brinkburn Street 00:45 Little Britain Christmas Special 2006

How It’s Made 07:25 Wheeler Dealers 08:15 American Chopper 09:10 Dirty Jobs 10:05 07:00

18:15 Athletics: Greene Light 18:30 Football: Eurogoals 19:15

Deadliest Catch 10:55 Ultimate Survival 11:50 How Do They Do It? 12:15 How It’s Made 12:40 Extreme Engineering 13:35 Street Customs Berlin 14:30 Wheeler Dealers 15:25 American Chopper 16:20 Mythbusters 17:15 Dirty Jobs 18:10 Deadliest Catch 19:05 Ultimate Survival 20:00 How It’s Made 21:00 Dynamo: Magician Impossible 22:00 The Real Hustle 22:30 The Real Hustle 23:00 Ultimate Survival 00:00 River Monsters 01:00 Ross Kemp On Gangs 01:55 Dual Survival 02:50 The Real Hustle 03:50 Ultimate Survival 04:50 River Monsters 05:45 How Do They Do It? 06:10 Overhaulin’

09:30 Snooker: Haikou World Open 12:30 Ski Jumping: World Championship 13:30 Snooker: Haikou World Open 17:30 Ski

Snooker: Haikou World Open 20:00 Football: Next Gen Series 22:00 Pro Wrestling: This Week On World Wrestling Entertainment 22:30 Pro Wrestling: Vintage Collection 23:30 All Sports: Watts 23:45 Fight Sport: Total Ko 00:45 Snooker: Haikou World Open 01:45 Football: Eurogoals

05:40 Desperate Housewives 06:25 Bones 07:10 Melissa & Joey 07:35 Scrubs 08:00 Grey’s Anatomy 08:50 Tough Love Miami 09:40 Desperate Housewives 10:25 Bones 11:10 Melissa & Joey 11:35 Scrubs 12:00 Once Upon A Time 12:50 Revenge 13:40 Grey’s Anatomy 14:30 Tough Love Miami 15:20 Desperate Housewives 16:05 Bones 16:50 Melissa & Joey 17:15 Scrubs 17:40 Grey’s Anatomy 18:30 Masterchef 19:20 Desperate Housewives 20:10 Bones 21:00 Once Upon A Time 21:50 Revenge 22:40 Melissa & Joey 23:05 Scrubs 23:30 Once Upon A Time 00:20 Revenge 01:10 Bones 02:00 Desperate Housewives 02:45 Melissa & Joey 03:10 Scrubs 03:35 Friends With Benefits 04:00 Grey’s Anatomy 04:50

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07:30 Runaway Train 09:30 How Do You Know 12:00 Ticking Clock 13:50 Elder Son, The 15:20 Greenberg 17:20 Lost In Space 19:30 Action Zone 20:00 Ltv Sports News 21:00 Heartbreaker 23:00 U.S. Marshals 01:10 Hustler Tv 02:40 Grind House: Death Proof 04:35 Fools Rush In 06:30 Ltv Sports News

07:00 Kids TV 15:45 Justice League Unlimited 16:10 Legion Of Super Heroes 16:35 Young Justice 17:00

Barclays Premier League 2012-13 19:00 Nba 2012-13 21:00 Barclays Premier League Review 22:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 (Live) 00:00 Planet Speed 00:30 Dropped 01:00 Liga Bbva 201213 03:00 Barclays Premier League Review 04:00 2012 American Le Mans Series 05:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13

07:15 Friends 07:50 Fringe 09:30 Big Bang Theory The 10:00 According To Jim 10:45 Mentalist The 11:30 Underbelly Nz: Land Of The Long Green Cloud 12:30 Gossip Girl 13:15 Harry’s Law 14:00 Fringe 15:30 Big Bang Theory The 16:00 Eastbound & Down 16:30 According To Jim 17:20 Ha-

wai Five 19:00 Harry’s Law 19:45 Chuck 20:30 How To Make It In America 21:00 Borgias I, The 22:55 C.S.I. Miam 23:40 Bones 00:30 Un Prophete 03:10 Action Zone 03:40 Eastbound & Down 04:10 According To Jim 05:00 Hawai Five 06:30 Harry’s Law

Aptou 14:05 Green Card 17:40 Hemingway & Gellhorn 20:20 Bad Teacher 22:00 Killer Elite 00:05 The Vanishing 02:00 Malena 03:35 Cine News 04:10 Paul

19:25 Encounter With Danger 21:00 Hanna 23:00 Ncis 23:50 Cine News 01:00 Adult Zone 07:30 Ed Wood 09:45 American, The 11:45 Hesher 14:00 Distinguished Gentleman, The 16:00 Bullitt 18:00 Incendiary 20:00 Last Night 22:00 All The King’s Men 00:10 Daring! Tv 03:35 Action Zone 04:05 Guitar, The 06:00 In-

00:30 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Texas Tech At Kansas Sdd 02:30 Tba 07:00 The Haney Project: Ay Romano - Cash Cart 07:30

6:00 Only Hits 8:00 MTV GreekLips 9:00 MTV Disaster Date 10:00 MTV Hollywood Heights 11:00 Pure Local 12:00 MTV VHI Pop up Video 13:00 MTV Made 14:00 MTV Big Time Rush 14:30 MTV Victorious 15:00 MTV Daria 16:00 MTV Hollywood Heights 17:00 McCafé Music Project 17:30 MTV Pimp My Ride 18:00 MTV GreekLips 19:00 Only Hits 20:00 MTV Mission Lydia ( ) 20:30 MTV Everyday Girls 21:00 MTV True Life 22:00 MTV Teen Mom 4 23:00 MTV The Pauly D project 0:00 MTV Jersey Shore 1:00 Only Hits

The Haney Project: Ay Romano Halfway There 08:00 Golf Fitness - Kyle Stanley 08:30 Golf Central International Sdd 09:30 Academy: Greg Norman – Putting 10:00 Tbar 11:00 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Texas Tech At Kansas 13:00 Tba 14:30 Punk Payback With Bas Rutten Mop Versus Stick 15:00 Dumbest Stuff On Wheels 15:30 Sports Unlimited 16:30 Sea Master 17:00 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Texas Tech At Kansas 18:00 Pre Game 18:45 Championship 2012-13:

07:00 The V:I:P:S 09:00 Blackboard Jungle 10:40 The Great Lie 12:25 Mister Buddwing 14:05 Lone Star 15:40 The Sandpiper, 17:35 A Patch Of Blue 19:20 Ice Station Zebra 22:00 Something Of Value 23:50 Logan’s Run 01:45 Dr: Jekyll And Mr: Hyde 03:40 A Patch Of Blue 05:25 Courage Of Lassie

19:05 The Adjustment Bureau 21:00 Home Alone 22:50 It’s Kind Of A Funny Story 00:35 The Rose

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Annual Academy Awards - The Show 12:00 Beastly 13:35 Cine News 14:35 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 16:10 Nicostratos: Le Pelican 18:00 Films And Stars 18:30 The Tempest 20:30 The 85th Annual Academy Awards - The Preshow ** 21:00 The 85th Annual Academy Awards - The Show 00:00 The Deep Blue Sea 01:45 Cine News 02:15 Men Of Honor 04:25 Gone

05:45 Thor 07:40 The Way Back 09:55 Cine News 10:40 Mi Mou

Aep Vs Apollon 20:45 Post Game 21:30 Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Minnesota At Iowa 23:00 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Michigan At Penn State

By Preston Wilder

The 85th Annual Academy Awards (Novacinema1, 20.30) Will it be the one that makes Hollywood feel good about itself, or the one that makes America feel good about itself? The latter is Lincoln, a long-winded snooze that nonetheless allows Americans to pat themselves on the back for being so enlightened compared to those slave-owning 19th-century people - and Lincoln was the hot favourite for the Best Picture Oscar (it has 12 nominations, more than any other film), at least till Argo started winning everything in sight. Ben Affleck’s highly entertaining romp, turning Islamists into cartoonish villains (and Hollywood producers into patriots), probably has the edge

at the moment - but it still might be too superficial for high-minded Oscar voters, in which case look for Life of Pi or even Silver Linings Playbook (the only film in 31 years to score acting nominations in all four categories) to pull off a possible surprise. No argument about Best Actor, though: that’s Honest Abe (a.k.a. Daniel Day-Lewis) all the way. Shown live last night, and again this morning for hopeless completists.

Heartbreaker (LTV, 21.00) Over-praised, presumably due to being in French and sporting a light, breezy tone - though Romain Duris is amusing as the titular charmer, who makes his living breaking up bad relationships, and Vanessa

Heartbreaker

Paradis (a.k.a. Mrs. Johnny Depp) is glamorous as his latest assignment. Vanessa’s rich dad hires Romain to sabotage his daughter’s wedding, and he only has one week to make her fall out of love with her husband-to-be (and in love with him). The result should be funnier than it is, but in fact it’s seldom clever or inventive enough; our hero’s seduction techniques are lame (making the girl think they have things in common, viz. a love of Roquefort and Dirty Dancing), and bringing in a flamboyant nympho friend reeks of desperation. “A romantic comedy that packs charm, warmth and humour in spades,” disagreed Empire, and most reviews were similarly gushy. Maybe I just hate charm, warmth and humour. Made in 2010.


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1 Pulled faces whilst putting spice into the network (8) 6 Medico dangled part of the tailpiece! (4) 8 Two identical measures about former car company symbol (6) 9 A number in the cell executed by Germans (6) 10 Pet thought most likely to win (9) 13 Spoken by some moralists (4) 14 ’Tis put another way without change of meaning (3) 15 Fellow giving information to weather centre (4) 16 I’m to have a drink with Ray possibly, it’s all in the mind (9) 19 Alkaline substance exchanged at shop (6) 20 Use them quickly on manoeuvre (6) 21 Article in bed might have come out of a necklace (4) 22 One must do this for it to reach the addressee (8)

2 Swindle that is not on the level (4) 3 Thousand unwell at the plant (4) 4 Naval escort provided by company? (13) 5 They should be obeyed in an attempt to overcome ill-feeling (7,6) 6 Reporting that 100’s too old (8) 7 Weakening the spirit perhaps (8) 11 Stiff red flower (8) 12 Drags up, about to pull a slowcoach (8) 17 Record I see, say, or poem (4) 18 Time I left an alluring woman (4)

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CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Snappy; 4 Scorch; 9 Conductor; 10 Awn; 11 Doeskin; 13 Bogus; 14 Spectacular; 18 Miner; 19 Encoder; 21 Obi; 22 Insulated; 24 Trendy; 25 Anyway. Down – 1 Secede; 2 Ain; 3 Pluck; 5 Caribou; 6 Rearguard; 7 Honest; 8 Stand at ease; 12 Expensive; 15 Curried; 16 Import; 17 Friday; 20 Colon; 23 Tow.

QUICK: Across – 1 Figure; 4 Smirch; 9 Nightgown; 10 Fob; 11 Erelong; 13 Recur; 14 Clothes-prop; 18 Wager; 19 Strayed; 21 Yet; 22 Alabaster; 24 Dining; 25 Stoned. Down – 1 Finger; 2 Gag; 3 Ratio; 5 Mantrap; 6 Refectory; 7 Hobart; 8 Congressman; 12 Enlighten; 15 Terrain; 16 Swayed; 17 Adored; 20 React; 23 Tin.

ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

This has been a month when you may have felt one foot was firmly planted in the future, yet events have shown that there has been quite a thread with your past. Yet the past may not be manifesting itself in terms of outer experiences or connections, some of your history deep within you is being subtly and powerfully aroused. Love is next Aries!

There is a strange paradox at play this week. You may well attract some financial fortune, and someone could be kindness personified. On the other hand, you might find yourself tantalisingly close to some kind of business breakthrough or payout, only for it to not materialise. Yet this continues to be a good time to think deeply about your life.

Generous pledges need to be followed up with solid action. This is especially so around very close relationships. If you are trying to make a good impression, words are one thing, actions another. You may also find yourself becoming more attuned to your surroundings, which could trigger an upgrade at home, with comfort at the forefront of your mind.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

With Mercury tracking backwards, some changes of plan around social dates, romantic dates, or even what your own longer term plans are, are likely. Unfortunately, you may be in the process of finding out that someone is less reliable than you had hoped. But with your ruler set to provide wonderful warmth, all this does have a purpose, as you’ll soon discover.

The Full Moon today suggests relationships can be on your mind, or one in particular. If things have seemed uncertain, or your mood has been up and down, don’t feel that there is no mileage. With Venus set to enter your opposite sign of Pisces, your outlook can yet change. Try to avoid hoping for perfection, or only seeing the downside.

For someone like you who has often a terrific work attitude, the clash today between the Sun and Jupiter suggests you should try to avoid volunteering for anything you don’t absolutely need to do. Narrow your focus, and work on all communicational issues. A desire to please others may be laudable, but actually it’s probably better to do your stuff first.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

Your clarity of thought and purpose is your greatest gift, and continues to be so. Yet although the Sun is now shrugging off the potentially confusing vibe of Neptune, with Venus now aspecting this planet, apply the same principles of logic to love. This may seem counterintuitive, but will help to balance any sense of unreality that you experience.

The detail of situations remains important. And it may be the very things you don’t really want to grapple with can actually give you the most personal satisfaction to clear up. Yet with the Sun in a tense angle with Jupiter, you may have to show tremendous generosity, just when you need to manage your energy as carefully as possible.

Your finances may be about to show a very pleasing upward curve. Yet some things still may be mired in confusion. With Jupiter urging you to indulge and enjoy, the trick will be holding back until you are really sure where you stand. In other words, let any news of payments arrive in your bank account before deciding to treat yourself.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

Today’s Full Moon asks you to be ultra clear in your communications, especially if you are wanting to embrace a new experience, and someone close to you would be happier leaving things as they are. You may also be tempted to turn on the charm, and why not? But sincerity is the essential ingredient, along with a fair degree of patience.

Venus is set to step into one of the most enchanting areas of your situation this week, and as it merges with Neptune, you may well experience some romantic magic. Yet with the Sun squaring with Jupiter, it is going to be important to manage your urges around splashing out on luxury items, or being too generous to a loved one, or offspring.

As Venus moves into your sign today, this will provide oodles of self confidence and no little sense of extra allure and attractiveness. Yet the Full Moon in your opposite sign of Virgo, and Jupiter’s role, suggests you shouldn’t get too far ahead of yourself. If you feel extra verve and sassiness great, but stay sensitive to how others feel too.


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*************************** CLINICAL PILATES. Personalised Clinical Pilates by Physiotherapists in Nicosia. Individual assessment and supervision of exercises. “Clinical pilates” is a modified form of therapeutic exercise used by physiotherapists to assist in the rehabilitation and prevention of musculoskeletal injury especially lower back pain, sacro-iliac pain and neck pain. More info on 22446988.

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MISCELLANEOUS *************************** WHOEVER HAS unwanted cd/dvd, books, decorative items and homeware in good condition can donate it to the HIV Cyprus Foundation (KYFA) so we can re-sell them at the Gynaikopazaro in Nicosia every first Saturday of the month in support of these families. For further info please contact 99 55 95 94 or 99 57 50 74. *************************** ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS - CYPRUS Is drink costing you more than just money? AA could be the answer. Meeting at the following locations/days. Call to speak to an AA member. Ayia Napa Monday 97798043 Larnaca Tuesday (Polish spk) 96616589 Thursday 24645523 / 99259264 Limassol Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday / Saturday 25368265 / 99559322 Nicosia Wednesday/Sunday 99013596 Paphos Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday 99916331 / 99399240 Details of meetings are available on www.aa-europe. net

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FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS EXTRAORDINARILY BEAUTIFUL FUR, dark brown colour,

SERVICES ************************** K.D.FLYSCREENS LTD. We manufacture top quality sliding screens, opening doors and roller systems. We also do repairs. For a FREE QUOTE please contact Phone: 99119582 Website: www.kdfl yscreens. com ***************************** SWIFT SERVICE AND REPAIRS air-cons, commercial and domestic fridges and freezers, ice machines, cool rooms, supply and fi t air-cons VRV S. Call Nik on 99579602 Limassol

************************** PROFESSIONAL UPHOLSTERY CLEANING, also carpets, rugs and mattresses. Special offers now available. For a quote call Rickys Cleaning Services on 99131044 (all areas) rickyscleaningservices@gmail. com ************************** DO YOU WANT A SHINY LOOKING FLOOR? Full repair & restoration of chipped, scratched, dull and stained, Marble, Terrazzo, Stone & Ceramic tiled floors and surfaces. Professional cleaning, repair & sealing of internal/external ceramic tiles & grout lines. For a free professional consultation & demonstration contact Mark at Premier on 70006766 All areas ************************** WE UNDERTAKE REFURBISHING of houses or holiday homes, construction of pergolas, undertaking of plumbing, house painting, garden work. For informa-

Nicosia - tel: 22 818583 fax: 22 676385 tion call JIMMYS: 96587137, MELIS: 96547879

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home or to adopt contact on 99520511 Mon-Frid 10-2pm. *************************** VICO KENNEL: Dog Training Centre and Boarding Kennel. Facebook VICO KENNEL. Tel. 97774377, Larnaca. ***************************

FOR SALE INDUSTRIAL LAND IN GERI INDUSTRIAL AREA (DALI BORDERS) 2600 sqm with architecture design and final licence to build 1000sqm warehouse. Price €470.000 Euros. Tel:99222144

DOG GROOMING BUSINESS FOR SALE Well established client base for 7 years. Willing to train if needs require. For quick sale €22000 this includes training, equipment and transport (only 2yrs old) For more information please call: 96301768

**************************** PRIME LAND IS AVAILABLE FOR LONG LEASE IN LIMASSOL. 40, 000 sq.m., zoning Ka7 (80% - 45% - 3 stories). Regular amphitheatrical shape overlooking Ladies Mile. Close to New Limassol Hospital with direct access to Limassol – Paphos Highway. Water supply, electricity and telephones are readily available. Suitable for immediate development. Ideal for various health facilities and resorts, holiday centres, commercial and shopping centres, entertainment enterprises etc. Information: Tel. 22 674338, 99621554

MOLLY is sweet, polite and very gentle. Aged around 2 years old, she is a Pinscher cross, small sized and will do best in a quiet home. She is good with other dogs. A bit scared/shy around children and prefers peace, quiet and cuddles. At the Nicosia Dog Shelter, many more dogs and puppies like this one are looking for forever homes! To provide a temporary foster home or to adopt contact on 99520511 Mon-Frid.

Zenon lights. Perfect condition only €8500.00. Call 99511737 ***************************** FOR SALE TOYOTA LAND CRUISER/PRADO white 1998, exceptional condition inside and out. Many extras. Any inspection welcome. €7950 ono. Tel: 99680747 ***************************** BLACK HONDA CBR1100XX SUPERBLACKBIRD registered new in June 2011 as new condition with 12000 km. Any inspection welcome. €6950. Call Philip 99680747 ***************************** 2004 PORSCHE CAYENNE TURBO, tiptronic, seats & carpets etc like new due to one owner, no children, 108000km, metallic gold color. New tyres. Price: 27 000.00. Got to be seen to be appreciated.Call 99494450 ***************************** NISSAN JUKE FOR SALE - owner emigrating, 1 year old, metallic grey, 7 yr guarantee from Nissan. Automatic,15.000km. 13.800 eur ono. Contact: Maria 99 371874 or 99 461625 – Paphos Area

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PETS *************************** PENNY, a loving gentle female. will make a wonderful family pet. Around 3 years old. Excellent temperament, very loving and well behaved. She will make an amazing companion. Worth Meeting! She is a small size. At the Nicosia Dog Shelter, many more dogs and puppies like this one are looking for forever homes! To provide a temporary foster home or to adopt contact on 99520511 Mon-Frid 10-2pm. ****************************

NAYIA, a female dog around one year. Very friendly with children and other dogs. At the Nicosia Dog Shelter, many more dogs and puppies like this one are looking for forever homes! To provide a temporary foster

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PROPERTY TO LET NICOSIA APARTMENT FOR RENT by owner: 3 bedroom, 2 and ½ bathroom super luxury apartment 196 sqm all electrical appliances, 2 large covered parking places in a beautiful residential area at the most convenient location in Nicosia, in Dasouplois area behind Aretaieio Private Hospital. Call 99629213 *****************************

ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT, in a small quiet building. Excellent condition, very spacious, furnished end air conditioned. Very good location between Strovolos and Engomi. Close to The European University, supermarkets and all amenities. Cov-

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classified contents Employment Opportunities pg 19 Employment Miscellaneous 19 Pets 19 Lessons 19 Health & Fitness 19 Personal 19 Services 19 For Sale Miscellaneous -For Sale Land/ Property Business 19 For Sale Motor vehicles 19 Wanted -To Let Nicosia 19 To Let Limassol 22 To Let Larnaca 22 To Let Paphos 22 To Let Protaras, Ayia Napa, Paralimni -For Sale Nicosia 24 For Sale Limassol 24 For Sale Larnaca -For Sale Paphos 24 For Sale Ayia Napa -For Sale Famagusta Protaras 24 For Sale Athens -Property& Home Services display ads --

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


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ered parking. Rent €450/m Please call 99695382 ***************************** TO LET fully furnished upper house in Ayios Dometios. 3 bedrooms, 2 wc 2 sitting rooms, 2 verandas, a/c in rooms. €480pm. Call 99628100 ***************************** MAKEDONITISSA, 12 Ay Paraskevis, Engomi with panoramic view. 3 bedroom upper house & ground floor house with garden,2 bathroom , 2 toilets , fully a/c and a/h, new w/m, d/w, hob, oven, fridge freezer, fully fitted kitchen, fully furnished, storage, parking. Rent €750 pm. Tel 99660115 or 99688655. Email victorkaris@cytanet.com.cy **************************** LUXURIOUS APARTMENT FOR RENT a luxurious one floor apartment situated in central Nicosia in a area of exceptional Beauty at 3 Museum Street, is available to let. It has been recently renovated and consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, big dining and sitting rooms, kitchen and a huge veranda. Approximate covered area 250 sq m. Tel: 99622370. ****************************

structed with the most modern building materials and one can enjoy all comforts of modern life. The house has 3 storage rooms 3 kitchens, 2 covered garage, housekeeper’s room, study room, en-suite bathroom – master bedroom, walk in closet, Jacuzzi, c/h, a/c, and fireplace. Rent €5.000pm. Call 99609239 or 99424106. ***************************** 2 BEDROOM flat, fully furnished. Fully A/C, small block, 3rd floor. Covered parking. Central heating. Near Hilton hotel off Makarios Avenue. €480pm. Tel 99444336

Information: Tel. 99621554 ***************************** 3 BEDROOMS flat on second floor in a block of six flats, in a nice position at Strovolos area, fully a/c, c/h, covered parking place for one car, recently painted. Rent €650pm. (furnished if required). Tel: 97773358.

LUXURY 6 BEDROOM HOUSE IN A QUIET AREA IN LATSIA. The house has been con-

STROVOLOS 4 bdrm., house, c/h, a/c from €1000 now €800, Mak/ssa f/f house, pool, 4 bdrm., 4wc, 2 shower €1700, Kornos villa, pool, mature garden €4000 (2) penthouse luxury Acropolis 1 bdrm, f/f, centre €450. For info www. markidesestates.com Markides 22378898, 99464764, Reg. No. 487, E16 STUDIO flat in Pallouriotissa (next to McDonald) furnished €280. For info call 99606984. ***************************** 2 BDRM flat (almost new, 4 years old) at Lycavitos with good area near University of Cyprus with fully equipment kitchen, a/c in all rooms. For info call 96530532. ***************************** 2 ROOMS €125 each, near McDonald’s Engomi only Philippine girls. Call 99663927. ***************************** FOR RENT 3 B/R apartment fully furnished close to Central Bank. 3 W.C., fully air-conditioned extra storeroom, owned covered parking. Excellent condition.

***************************** LUXURY HOUSES: 1. 4 bedr luxury detached house built in 3/4 of a plot, office space, central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining area, separate big kitchen with family room and all the electrical appliances, blinds and curtains on all windows, aluminium shutters, big garden with grass, 3 wc, covered parking, in a quiet area – Strovolos €1000 (H4ST10051-R), (photos in the website) 2. 3 bedr luxury terraced house, 210sq.m,central heating, full a/c, marble floor in the sitting areas and solid parquet floor on stairs and bedrooms,4 wc,3 bathrooms, 2 en suite, big verandas, electrical appliances in the kitchen, 3 covered parking spaces, roof garden access, in a quiet neighbourhood on Mon Parnas hill – Engomi €800 (photos in the website). 3. 3 bedr detached house with extra room for office, 250sq.m, central heating independent, 4 a/c, big renovated kitchen with cooker and oven, big sitting and dining room with parquet floor and fireplace, 1 bathroom, 2 shower, 3 wc, 2 covered parking, double glazed windows and shutters in bedrooms, big verandas surrounded by trees and bushes off 28th

TO LET NICOSIA October street IN the central part of Makedonitissa – €1100 (H3MAK0004-R) (photos on the website) 4. 3 bedr luxury semi-detached house with character, 200sq.m, central heating, full ac, sitting and dining room with fireplace, big kitchen with cooker and oven, dishwasher and refrigerator, nice mature garden with flowers, trees and small garden with grass, covered parking, 3wc, 2 bathrooms in a quiet neighbourhood. Available middle of January. Agios Andreas €1200 - H3AAD0001-R (photos on website). 5. 3 bedr luxury detached house, 200sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 3wc, blinds and curtains, open plan kitchen with cooker, oven and dishwasher, veranda with bbq, good size garden, covered parking, storage room, alarm system, in a quiet area – Archangellos €1100 (photos in the website). 6. 3 bedr + attic room with shower and wc luxury detached house with central heating, a/c, fireplace, modern kitchen open plan with expensive electrical appliances, blinds, garden with grass, over flow swimming pool, covered parking in a quiet area. Available end of February – Makedonitissa €1600 (H4MAK0023-R), (photos on the website). 7. 3 bedr detached ground floor house with separate maid’s room, with very big garden with grass (200sq.m) and covered patio with bbq and bar, central heating, full a/c, 180sq.m, FULLY FURNISHED or NOT, 2 covered parking, storage room, in a very quiet neighbourhood op-

TO LET NICOSIA posite Acropolis park - Acropolis - €1500 - H3ACS0004-R (photos on website). 8. 4 bedr very big luxury semi detached house 350sq.m, with big separate basement 80sq.m with 2 rooms, sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. Consists of big sitting and dining areas upstairs, big kitchen with big family room and breakfast area, big bedrooms, 3 showers, 1 bathroom, central heating, full a/c, black out blinds on all windows, cooker and oven in the kitchen, covered parking and patio with bbq in a very quiet neighbourhood close to Makarios football stadium. Available END of February Makedonitissa €1500. 9. New modern luxury very good quality finished semi detached house built in 3 levels. Upstairs 1st level 3 bedrs all en suite+ laundry room, 2nd level big attic room which can be used for office space or bedroom. Ground floor with 2 sitting areas ,dining area and breakfast area, kitchen with all the electrical appliances, central heating, full a/c units. Basement with kitchen with cooker and oven, dishwasher, microwave and 2 refrigerators, sitting room with fireplace, and 2 bedrooms with one bathroom. Outside private fenced garden with artificial grass, bbq area and covered veranda. The house has blinds and shutters on all windows, false ceiling with spot lights throughout house, pressure system, covered parking, satellite dish, central music and network system, storage room, very good double glazed windows. Behind General flooring in the centre of Makedonitissa

TO LET NICOSIA - €2000 (H4MAK0001-R), (photos on the website). 10. 4 bedr semi detached house with central heating, 4 a/c, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms, 180sq.m, electrical appliances, small yard, bbq area, off Kostantinoupoleos street near French ambassador residence.- STROVOLOS €700 (H4ST10043-R), (photos in the website). 11. 4 bedr new luxury finished detached house with central heating independent, full a/c, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, big kitchen with cooker oven, dishwasher and big family room, aluminium shutters in all the house, separate big sitting and dining room with parquet floor, 2 covered parking, alarm system, big covered patio, SWIMMING POOL, in a newly built area near Falcon school – Strovolos €2000 (photos in the website). 12. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, 450sq.m, central heating, full a/c, office space, separate maid’s room, big kitchen with sitting room and fireplace and all the electrical appliances, all the sitting areas viewing the garden with grass, blinds on all windows downstairs, very big bedrooms with parquet floor, main bedroom with jacuzzi, 2 covered parking spaces near Alpha Mega supermarket and English School. AVAILABLE END OF JUNE 2013 – Strovolos €2700 (H4ST1003-R), (photos on the website). 13. 3 bedr upstairs and 2 separate bedrooms in the basement luxury detached house (all the bedrooms with en suite bathrooms/shower), also separate kitchen and sitting room in the basement which also has


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA separate entrance from the house, central heating, full a/c, solid parquet floor throughout house, big sitting and dining room with fireplace, big fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area and family room, big over flow, swimming pool with covered patio area with fully equipped bar (bbq, fridge, freezer, cooker), mature garden around the house,2 parking places, alarm system near the Cyprus Conference Centre – Platy Aglantzias €3500 (H5PAG0002-R). 14. 3 bedr +office space +attic room +separate big maid’s/ playroom in the basement semi detached house, recently renovated with big sitting and dining areas with marble floor, big kitchen with cooker and oven and family room, central heating, 3 bathrooms, 4 wc, 6 a/c units, covered parking, behind Hilton Park near the park – Engomi €1700 (H4ENG0003-R), (photos in the website) 15. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, all the bedrooms very

FOR RENT 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment in Larnaca near new hospital. €400 per month including service charge and refuse collection Call 99358916

TO LET NICOSIA big and all with big bathroom/ shower, sitting room upstairs, attic room with shower and wc, office space/maid’s room with shower and wc, central heating, full AC,450sq.m, big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with sitting area and fitted cooker and oven, 6wc, 2 covered parking, yard with tiles and SWIMMING POOL, bbq area in a very quiet neighbourhood near CYBC ( RIK) station and near a neighbourhood park – Platy Aglantzias €2500 (H4AGZ0005-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 22-422225/96422225/96422226, www.landtouristestates.com

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TO LET NICOSIA solid parquet floor all through, central heating independent, full a/c, all the bedrooms with en suite shower/bathroom, 4wc, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, blinds on all windows, big covered veranda, covered parking, big storage room, on a small 3 storey building in a quiet neighbourhood – Agios Andreas- €1300 – A3AAD0005-R (photos on website). 2. 1 bedr spacious fully luxury renovated apartment,60sq.m, big sitting and dining room, big bedroom, fully newly modern furnished with LCD TV 32’, covered veranda, covered parking, storage heaters, full a/c, near Cyta, Laiki and Hellenic Bank headquarters – Dasoupolis €550 (photos in the website). 3. 2 bedr penthouse apartment, 100sq.m + 80sq.m veranda with flowers and bbq, big sitting and dining room with big 60” TV, storage heaters, full a/v, 2 wc, en suite bathroom/ jacuzzi, roman blinds, cooker, oven, microwave, washing ma-

TO LET NICOSIA chine and refrigerator in the kitchen, covered parking, near Metro supermarket – Aglantzia €600 (photos in the website). 4. 2 bedr luxury ground floor apartment with central heating-independent, full a/c, structure cabling internet and satellite network, FULLY MODERN EXPENSIVE FURNISHED, with 46”LCD TV, covered parking, double glazed windows, aluminium shutters, on Pericleous street near Klimataria traffic lights – Strovolos €650 (A2ST10054-R) (photos in the website) 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

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TO LET NICOSIA €1500 (A4ENG0003-R) (photos in the website) 6. 2 bedr new luxury apartment, modern nicely furnished, storage heaters, 2 a/c, 100sq.m, big covered verandah with nice view, covered parking off Digenis Akritas street near Debenhams shop, walking distance to the centre. PRICE INCLUDES COMMON EXPENSES. – Lykavitos €450 (A1LYK0020-R) (photos in the website) 7.

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TO LET NICOSIA ,covered parking in Dasoupolis near Alpha Mega supermarket and Areteion hospital. – Dasoupoli €500 (A1DAS0009-R) (photos in the website) 8. 2 bedr spacious renovated apartment 100sq.m with separate big kitchen, air condition for hot and cold in all the rooms, covered veranda, nicely newly fully furnished , off Kyriakou Matsi street very close to the centre on foot– Agioi Omologites €550 (A2AOM0003-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

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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA 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. AVAILABLE middle of February – Acropolis €800 A2ACS0002-R (photos in the website) . 10. 2 bedr luxury spacious apartment, 85sq.m, big sitting room, big fully equipped kitchen, nicely modern furnished, storage heaters, full a/c, big bedrooms, covered veranda with nice view, covered parking, off Prodromou street. – Engomi €600 (A2ENG0017-R)(photos in the website) 11. 2 bedr luxury spacious apartment on a small modern building with central heating independent (with petrol), full a/c, solid parquet floor, big bedrooms, big sitting room with open plan kitchen, big covered veranda, FULLY MODERN FURNISHED, covered parking off Makarios Avenue in a quiet area near the centre - Nicosia €800 (A2NIC0030-R) (photos in the website) 12. 2 bedr new modern luxury finished apartment with parquet floor, central heating independent, 2 a/c, modern kitchen with all fitted expensive electrical appliances, blinds on the windows, big covered veranda, FULLY NICELY FURNISHED, covered parking in a quiet neighbourhood off Kallipoleos Street - Lykavitos €650 (A2LYK0024-R) (photos on the website) 13. 3 bedr luxury penthouse apartment with central heat-

TO LET NICOSIA ing independent, full a/c, 2wc, big sitting and dining room with fireplace, separate kitchen, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, big covered and uncovered veranda, covered parking, in Strovolos near the Municipal building - €650 (A4ENG0003-R) (photos on 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 Electrinics and English school – Strovolos €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

TO LET NICOSIA 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 w w w. l a n d t o u r i s t e s t a t e s . com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225 / 96-422225 / 96422226 www.landtouristestates.com

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

LIMASSOL FOR RENT 1,2,3,4,5 bedroom houses, flats and villas furnished or unfurnished and in some cases with swimming pool in all areas of Limassol town, Erimi, Episkopi, Kolossi, Ypsonas, Souni, Kivides, Agios Tihonas, Pyrkos, Pareklisia, Trahoni, Zakaki and Yermasoyia Tel: 99675752 ***************************** FOR RENT 4 bedroom detached house situated in a quiet area of Erimi, with spacious, living area, kitchen, guest WC downstairs, and four bedrooms upstairs with en-suite master bedroom, and bathroom. It has central heating, and air-condition. beautiful garden and parking. €800. 99675752 ***************************** FOR RENT 4 bedroom detached house in Episkopi, on top of a hill with panoramic views of Curium Beach and garden all around (very private). It has a spacious living area, separate kitchen, utility room, guest WC downstairs and four bedrooms

TO LET LIMASSOL with bathroom upstairs. Central heating, air-conditioning, parking. €750. (negotiable) Tel: 99 675752 FOR RENT five bedroom villa for rent in Agios Sylas (7 minutes from town of Limassol) detached with beautiful panoramic mountain and sea views. It has large sitting dining area, separate kitchen, utility room, office, laundry shoot, four w/c, en-suite master bedroom with walk-inwardrobe. Small kitchen area upstairs between bedrooms, large bedroom balconies. Central heating, air-conditioning, barbaque area. Also has a separate apartment below the house with small kitchen and shower with WC. A nice large gargen and covered parking. €1300. 99675752 ***************************** 3 BEDROOM charming bungalow in Agios Tychonas, 900 sq m plot, 180 covered area, central heating, a/c units in all areas, open fireplace, ensuite master bedroom, alarm system, mosquito nets, very private and quiet area. Mature garden, lawn, swimming pool 4,50 x 9 m. Price: €1600 negotiable. Tel 99417253. ***************************** GROUND FLOOR house 3 bedroom, furnished, area Agios Nectarios, Limassol. Private parking. Price €550. Tel 25752987 or 96535495 ***************************** 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/

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

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

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

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Forest Fires ..................... 1407 Airports Larnaca ..........................77778833 Paphos ...........................77778833

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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS in a lovely quiet and peaceful location, with small back garden, great views, communal pool, 2 bedrooms with en suites + guest WC. Pets welcome. Offered unfurnished Ref: 1204 €370 AYIA MARINOUDA a 3 bedroom villa with an additional loft room conversion with en suite. Property has a downstairs bedroom, sitting/dining area, separate utility area with granite work tops, 2 bedrooms on the top level master en suite. Central heating, AC, fly screens, private pool, enclosed and fenced garden. Ref: 1199 €900 MESOGI 4 bedroom villa with private pool, nice quality fixtures, granite work tops, separate utility room, downstairs bedroom with en suite, fireplace, ac, 3 upstairs bedroom master en suite, separate bath, nice views, pets welcome, offered unfurnished Ref 783 €700 CHLORAKA 4 bedroom large villa with quality fittings , furnished to a very high standard, downstairs bedroom, 3 upstairs, en suites, bathroom, private pool, decking, fantastic sea views, near Tombs of the Kings Ref: 806 €850 SECRET VALLEY 2 bed villas furnished or unfurnished with private pool, downstairs bedroom, kitchen , sitting/dining area, guest wc, upstairs large master bedroom with en suite bath, large veranda. Nice location with sea views and off street parking: Ref: 1198 €450 PEGEIA 4 bed villa unfurnished, 2 downstairs bedrooms, large sitting/dining area, Italian kitchen with white goods, 2 bedrooms upstairs with outside large veranda. Property is of a high standard with central heating, full AC, off street parking, private pool, stunning views, quiet location. Ref: 765 €900 MESOGI Large 3 bedroom apartment with full AC, bathroom, kitchen, separate utility room, clean and tidy building with without communal area, walk-

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***************************** REFURBISHED stone-built village house located in Kili Paphos. Consists of 3 large rooms 1 small. Traditional wood burnt fireplace, fully tiled secluded yard and garage. Tel: 99210610. *****************************

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CYPRUS MAIL Monday, February 25, 2013

Sport England try hero Tuilagi reveals ear horror By Alex Lowe BLOODIED try-scorer Manu Tuilagi refused to come off after having his left ear partly ripped from the side of his head in the opening minutes of England’s brutally physical 23-13 victory over France. After the match, Tuilagi required 19 stitches, two of which were internal, after he was caught by the elbow of French number eight Louis Picamoles while making his first tackle of the match. But Tuilagi ordered the

team doctor to just bandage up his head and he played on, delivering an outstanding performance as England took a giant step towards their first Grand Slam in a decade. “It was the first collision of the match,” Tuilagi said. “I sparked out for a couple of seconds. I’m not sure if I was knocked out but I was definitely dazed. It is one of the biggest collisions I have ever had. “I just told the doctor to wrap it up. The doctor was saying I needed stitches but I said, ‘No, just tape it up’.

“I wanted to stay out there and help the team and do anything to contribute to the win. “They couldn’t put temporary stitches in it at half-time because there was too much damage. It would take too long to stitch it so I carried on. “It took 40 minutes to do the stitches after the game. I have got 17 on the outside of the ear and two internal stitches.” Tuilagi had been recalled to start opposite the French midfield powerhouse Mathieu Bastareaud and it was the England man who won a

bruising contest. With his head swathed in bandages and his shirt bloodied, Tuilagi’s try after 54 minutes put England in control of the match. France had led 10-9 at the interval with an eye-catching try from centre Wesley Fofana but England controlled the final quarter after Tuilagi’s 10th Test try. “That physicality is one part of the game I really enjoy. If it looked physical out there, it felt physical!” Tuilagi said. “It was an amazing feeling scoring a try out there.”

Bloodied try-scorer Manu Tuilagi refused to come off after having his left ear partly ripped from the side of his head

Laidlaw helps Scotland stun Ireland to stay in the hunt

Daytona crash injures driver and 28 fans

Four penalties consign Irish to maddening defeat

By Simon Evans

Scotland 12 Ireland 8 By Duncan Bech

IN BRIEF

GREIG Laidlaw kicked four penalties as Scotland continued their resurgence by inflicting a maddening defeat on Ireland in yesterday’s RBS 6 Nations clash at Murrayfield. The Scots trailed 3-0 at halftime but should have been dead and buried, with Ireland enjoying an extraordinary advantage in possession and territory only to be hamstrung by poor decision-making and inaccuracy in the 22. When wing Craig Gilroy scored the match’s only try in the 44th minute, the Irish finally seemed ready to reflect their dominance on the scoreboard.

Soaking up the pressure: Scotland celebrate a famous win after looking dead and buried in the first half But the score inspired battered Scotland, and Scott Johnson’s players launched a stubborn fightback that drained the confidence from their opponents and renewed their own self-belief. Laidlaw’s flawless kicking swept them clear as they celebrated their first back-to-

back wins in the Six Nations since 2001, having routed Italy two weeks ago. Injury-depleted Ireland’s decision to play uncapped Ulster duo Luke Marshall and Paddy Jackson produced mixed results, with the former enjoying a strong debut and the latter a harrowing afternoon.

Marshall’s powerful running at inside centre was a key feature of his side’s attack and he looked comfortable at this level, although at times he was aided by weak defending. But Jackson, chosen ahead of substitute Ronan O’Gara at fly-half, missed eight points from the kicking tee and was

replaced by the Munster veteran with 15 minutes to go. The change in personnel failed to stop the rot, leaving Ireland to wonder how they managed to lose a game they should have won comfortably, and it is a result that increases the pressure on coach Declan Kidney.

A FIERY pile-up at the Daytona speedway injured at least 28 fans and a driver after the 10-car crash sent car debris, including a tyre, flying into the crowd in the final lap of the Nationwide NASCAR race. Race officials said 14 fans were sent to nearby hospitals and another 14 were treated at the Florida track, which hosted the prestigious Daytona 500 race last night. “Stuff was flying everywhere,” spectator Terry Huckaby, whose brother was sent to the hospital with a leg injury, told the ESPN sports network. “Tyres were flying by and smoke and everything else.” Among the injured were a 14-year-old boy in critical but stable condition, and a man who was in surgery for a life-threatening head injury, according to ESPN. com. Tony Stewart won the race at Saturday’s event, which is the curtain-raiser for American stock car racing’s biggest event, which featured Danica Patrick as the first woman to start on pole position.

LA Clippers rebound with big win over the Jazz

Ruiz Castillo gives Spain their first ever downhill win

Kvitova claims 10th tour title with Dubai victory

THE Los Angeles Clippers registered a comprehensive 107-94 win over the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center to rebound from their thrashing at the hands of San Antonio Spurs on Thursday. Humbled 116-90 at home to the Spurs last time out, the Clippers redeemed themselves in front of their fans with the clinical win over Utah, pulling away with a big third quarter. Los Angeles led by two at the half but outscored their opponents 36-20 in the third to destroy the game as a contest with Blake Griffin, Caron Butler and Lamar Odom leading the way.

CAROLINA Ruiz Castillo put Spain back on the alpine skiing map by winning the women’s World Cup downhill in Meribel, France, the first victory in the sport’s blue riband event by any Spaniard. At 31, the Chilean-born skier who trains in France outpaced the leading favourites to clinch her first World Cup victory, 13 years after her only podium to date in a giant slalom in Sestriere. Ruiz Castillo won in one minute 42.56 seconds to bridge a seven-year gap since the last top spot earned by compatriot Maria Jose Rienda Contreras in a giant slalom in Hafjell seven years ago.

FORMER Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova claimed her 10th singles title after defeating Sara Errani 6-2 1-6 6-1 in the final of the Dubai Championships. The Czech started as favourite after winning her previous three meetings with the world number seven and the 22-year-old sought to assert her dominance from the off. “It was very tough, up and down - she can catch a lot of balls and get them back... I tried to stay focused and calm in the last set,” Kvitova said in a courtside interview.


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Monday, February 25, 2013 CYPRUS MAIL

Sport Relentless Bayern thump six past sorry Bremen

Messi completes Barca comeback against Sevilla

By Brian Homewodd

Real Madrid also rally for win at Deportivo By Mark Elkington LIONEL Messi helped Barcelona shake off the hangover from their midweek defeat by AC Milan as the leaders rallied to a 2-1 win at home to fellow King’s Cup semi-finalists Sevilla in La Liga on Saturday night. Barca were stunned 2-0 away in a Champions League last 16 first leg on Wednesday and Sevilla played a similar gameplan to the Italians, denying the hosts space and breaking to take the lead just before halftime. David Villa and World Player of the Year Messi completed the second-half comeback to leave Barca top with 68 points from 25 games, 15 ahead of secondplaced Atletico Madrid, who hosted Espanyol yesterday. Real Madrid are third with 52 points after also having to come from behind to beat bottom side Deportivo La Coruna 2-1 with late goals from Kaka and Gonzalo Higuain. Both Real and Barca, who meet in a Cup semi-final second leg at the Camp Nou on Tuesday, with the tie level at 1-1, struggled as they fielded weakened sides to rest key players. “We knew we hadn’t played

a good first half and needed more,” Barca’s Argentine defender Javier Mascherano told Spanish television. “In the second half, we played with a greater intensity and luckily we got a quick equaliser. “We have a game that is like a final on Tuesday and we have a slight advantage. They are a great rival and we still have to finish the job.” Sevilla, who need to overturn a 2-1 deficit in their semi-final at home to Atletico on Wednesday, had also rested players but struck against the run of play when Alberto Botia rose above Dani Alves to nod past Victor Valdes in the 42nd minute. Barca improved in the second period and Alves crossed for Villa to head the equaliser in the 52nd. A slick passing move led to Cristian Tello feeding Messi in the area and the Argentine slotted away his 38th league goal of the season on the hour. Sevilla had chances to equalise as Barca wobbled near the end with substitute Alvaro Negredo blazing a good chance over the bar late on. At the Riazor, a determined Depor troubled a Real side who had left Cristiano Ron-

aldo on the bench. Depor, who had lost five consecutive matches coming into the match, were dangerous on the break and from one such move striker Riki beat Diego Lopez at his near post with a powerful low drive in the 34th minute. Real were reeling as Marcelo headed a Pizzi effort off the line, Riki swept a shot past the post and Lopez denied Bruno Gama with a flying save. After coach Jose Mourinho brought on Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira in the 57th minute, Real upped their game and Brazil’s Kaka swept in the equaliser with a curling shot from outside the area in the 73rd minute. Kaka also featured in the second goal, playing Ronaldo into the area and he squared for Argentine striker Higuain to roll the ball home in the 88th minute. Real finished with 10 men after Angel Di Maria collected two yellow cards in the same incident as he held up a Depor free kick at the end. “Things are getting better for me,” Kaka told reporters. “The boss needs me now and I have to be in good shape for the crucial part of the season.”

Impressive: World Player of the Year Lionel Messi scored his 38th league goal of the season

Neymar not ready to shoulder Brazil’s 2014 burden, says Pele By Brian Homewood

Neymar had another disappointing performance for Brazil against England this month and his club form has dipped

BRAZIL are placing too much hope on the shoulders of Neymar and the 21-yearold becomes “an ordinary player” when he represents his country, according to Pele. Neymar, who plays for Santos where Pele spent nearly all of his career, has been billed as the best player to have emerged from Brazil in the last few years and is expected to lead the attack at the 2014 World Cup. But critics say he lacks experience against world class defences and needs to stay on his feet more rather than continually looking for free kicks. “There’s an awful lot of confidence in him but he’s just an ordinary player when he plays for Brazil,” Pele told the Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper in an interview.

“Everything is based around Neymar, but he’s a player who doesn’t have international experience.” “He’s an excellent player but doesn’t have experience of playing abroad. Everyone thinks he has to solve all the (Brazil) team’s problems but he’s not prepared to carry that burden,” added the three-time World Cup winner. With 11 sponsorship contracts to look after, there have also been concerns Neymar is being distracted by his off-field activities. “He doesn’t play abroad and European football is different. At Santos, they say he’s the best player in the world but he worries more about appearing in the media than playing for the team,” said Pele. “He’s hooked on getting free kicks... The game is tougher in England, Italy, Germany. The referees let play go on.”

Neymar had another disappointing performance for Brazil against England earlier this month and his club form has also dipped recently. The 21-year-old received the fifth red card of his career in the loss to Ponte Preta last weekend. Pele said Neymar was trying to do too much when he played for his club. “All the free kicks, penalties and corners are taken by Neymar. Every time he takes a free kick, that means he is out of the game for one minute. “He spends too much time out of the game... he should be just outside the penalty area to collect the ball, dribble, use his skill. “Santos coach Muricy Ramalho has a lot of responsibility. It’s difficult to take on Neymar. “Neymar has to pass the ball more, and play for the team,” he added.

BAYERN Munich continued their total dominance of the Bundesliga by sauntering to an embarrassingly easy 6-1 home win against Werder Bremen on Saturday, making it six wins out of six in the league since the midseason break. The win, on a day when Jupp Heynckes clocked up the 1,000th Bundesliga appearance of his career as player and coach, took them a 18 points clear of Borussia Dortmund, who visited Borussia Moenchengladbach yesterday. Bayern, who beat Schalke 4-0 in their previous home game, have won 19 of their 23 league games, conceded only eight goals and inadvertently made a mockery of the Bundesliga’s claim to be the most open and competitive in Europe. Werder found themselves two goals behind and reduced to 10 men by halftime and Bayern found almost no resistance as they steamrollered their opponents in the second half. Mario Gomez scored twice while Arjen Robben, Javi Martinez and Franck Ribery bagged one each with Theodor Gebre Selassie putting through his own net. Heynckes, who made his Bundesliga debut as a player in August 1965, was still not satisfied with treblechasing Bayern’s efforts after his team conceded a league goal for the first time since the start of the year. “It’s annoying that we didn’t keep another clean sheet,” he told Sky Sports. But he added: “My team did very well and scored some good goals. We want to maintain our rhythm, continue on our way, and not be put off by premature congratulations from anywhere. We go out seeking to play even better, more successful football.” Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf was under no illusions. “We wanted to put up more resistance, but we were in no position to do so. We’ve been handed a nasty beating here today,” he told reporters. Bayern made six changes from the side which beat Arsenal 3-1 on Tuesday in the Champions League but it barely showed. Werder held out for 25 minutes before Philipp Lahm crossed from the right and, with Bayern players queuing up in the middle, Robben beat his team mate Ribery to the ball to knock in from close range and claim the goal. Bayern again had an abundance of players in scoring positions four minutes later when Robben floated in a free kick and Martinez rose to head in with Toni Kroos unmarked behind him just in case he missed.


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Cisse wonder goal inspires Magpies to win over Saints

Carrick warns against Red Devils complacency By Simon Peach

Pardew celebrates beating former club Newcastle 4 Southampton 2 ALAN Pardew got the win he craved as Newcastle fought back to beat his former club Southampton and complete a good week. The Magpies, who booked their place in the last 16 of the Europa League in Ukraine on Thursday evening, added three priceless Barclays Premier League points to their haul to ease themselves six clear of the relegation zone. For Pardew, who was sacked by the Saints in August 2010, the win - his side’s third in four league games - served up a measure of revenge for November’s 2-0 defeat on the South Coast, but more importantly, allowed him to start looking upwards once again rather than anxiously over his shoulder. They fell behind to Morgan Schneiderlin’s third-minute strike, but Moussa Sissoko’s third goal for the club and a superb Papiss Cisse volley gave them the advantage at the break. Rickie Lambert, a player who was given his Saints chance by Pardew, levelled

Have some of that: Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse hit an amazing volley during Newcastle’s thrilling win five minutes into the second half, but Yohan Cabaye’s 67th-minute penalty and a Jos Hooiveld own goal 11 minutes from time ensured that the points stayed on Tyneside. It was France day at St James’ Park as Newcastle celebrated the seven-man Gallic influence within their squad, but it was an eighth compatriot who was first to

make his mark on the game when Schneiderlin thumped home after Lambert had headed down Jack Cork’s deep cross. Newcastle had to wait until 12 minutes before the break to restore parity, but it was worth waiting for. Cabaye was starting to find more space and when he played a lovely ball down the line for Gouffran, the wide

man twisted and turned his way past full-back Nathaniel Clyne to drill in a cross to which Sissoko applied the decisive touch. There was better to come, however, with three minutes of the half remaining, and this time it was keeper Rob Elliot, making his Premier League debut, who was the provider. His clearance sailed over

Sissoko as he challenged for it, but sat up nicely for Cisse. The Senegal international has been going through a difficult spell recently, but his dipping volley seared over the helpless Boruc and went in off the underside of the crossbar to rekindle memories of his glorious 13-goal streak during the second half of last season.

Spurs ‘are not a one-man team’ By Mark Bryans

Welsh wizard: Gareth Bale has scored 21 goals so far this season in all competitions

WEST Ham midfielder Matthew Taylor has urged his team-mates not to spend too long thinking about Gareth Bale when Tottenham visit Upton Park tonight. Bale has been one of the top players in the Barclays Premier League this season, with the 23-year-old already hitting 21 goals across all competitions. The Wales winger was on the scoresheet in Spurs’ 3-1 win over London rivals West Ham earlier in the season but, despite his eye-catching performances of late, Taylor is keen for the Hammers to express themselves. “The main thing for us on Monday night is to try and worry about ourselves,” he said. “We understand that Tottenham have got lots of fantastic players and they are a great team but we’re not bad ourselves. “Everybody’s talking about Gareth Bale because he’s playing well and scoring goals. He’s one of a number

of players that we’re going to try to shackle to get a good result. “I wouldn’t want to suggest that Tottenham are a one-man team because they’re not. “They’ve got lots and lots of exceptional players and we’ve got to make sure that we keep as close an eye on those players as we can, but also go and do our stuff as and when we get the chance.” Spurs go into the match sitting fourth in the Premier League and with a Europa League tie against Inter Milan on the horizon. A last-gasp strike from Moussa Dembele sealed their progression at the expense of Lyon on Thursday night, but Taylor remains confident West Ham can secure the three points and haul themselves up to 11th spot. “They are on a high now from the Europa League progression into the last 16, so it’s going to be a difficult game for us,” he said. “It’s a local derby and we want to overturn what was a

disappointing result at Tottenham. Everybody at the club at the moment is in a positive frame of mind and in good spirits, and that for me is a fantastic thing. “Everyone’s full of confidence and morale is high, so hopefully we’ve got a good end to the season coming up.” A small minority of West Ham fans were guilty of anti-Semitic chanting during the encounter at White Hart Lane and the club’s coowners have issued a statement urging supporters to behave. The night will see a minute’s applause to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Bobby Moore. Taylor believes the fans will back the team on a night that means a lot to everyone involved in the club. “The fans have local pride at stake, as do we as players,” he said. “Because football’s a small world, even amongst the players, the fans will get themselves up for it. I know it’s an old adage but they can be the 12th man.”

MANCHESTER United may already have one hand on the Barclays Premier League but Sir Alex Ferguson is ensuring complacency does not creep in, according to midfielder Michael Carrick. Rafael and Ryan Giggs scored on Saturday as United secured a 2-0 victory at embattled QPR to extend their lead at the top of the table. It would now need a meltdown of unparalleled proportions for the Red Devils to let a 20th title slip from their grasp. England international Carrick knows United are in an incredible position of strength but will not be taking that for granted over the remaining 11 matches. “We’ve got a job to do and the manager said that we need to take it game to game and just win the next game if we can,” he said. “You can’t look too far ahead because it can come back and bite you. “We’ve got the experience around the place and obviously the manager sets the tone. “I think you saw against QPR it was just about that game, getting the result and moving onto the next one.” Carrick was one of a number of experienced players drafted in by Ferguson for the trip to Loftus Road in a bid to avoid a potential banana skin. “It’s not always going to be pretty,” he said, speaking to MUTV. “Sometimes you have to grind it out, work hard and make the most of the opportunities. “That comes from experience as well and the manager picked an experienced side, who would be able to cope with that. “We played some good football at times when we had the chance, but other times it was about defending well and playing on the break. “All in all, I think we can be really delighted with how the day has gone.” While Saturday was a team performance, Giggs, like so many times before, is the focus of attention. The 39-year-old made his 999th senior appearance at Loftus Road and scored a fine effort at the same end where he netted an iconic goal 19 years previously. “He is incredible, isn’t he? He is still making those runs into the box and the condition he is in,” Carrick said. “He is light on his feet, drifts past people still at that age. His quality and experience brings so much to the team not just on the pitch but off it as well. Incredible.” While United look to be a matter of games away from the title, bottom-place QPR are edging closer to the drop. Just 11 matches stand between them and relegation, with seven points currently separating them and safety.


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Swansea rout Bradford in League Cup final Bradford 0 Swansea 5 By Mike Collett PREMIER League Swansea City clinically crushed fourth tier Bradford City 5-0 to win the English Capital One (League) Cup final yesterday and mark their centennial season with their first major honour. Two goals from Nathan Dyer, one from Michu and

a penalty and a late strike from Jonathan de Guzman ended Bradford’s fairytale cup adventure in which they became the first fourth-tier team to reach a major English final for more than half a century. Bradford’s goalkeeper Matt Duke was sent off early in the second half for a trip on De Guzman before the Dutchman netted the spot kick as Swansea went on to record the biggest ever League Cup final win and secure a place in next term’s Europa League. Bradford, whose huge con-

tingent of flag-waving fans made a memorable impression at Wembley, never seriously threatened to score in the very one-sided final. “I’m very proud,” Swansea manager Michael Laudrup told Sky Sports after winning a trophy in his first season in charge. “It wasn’t easy but after the second goal you could see the difference. I think we played very well. As a manager it’s at the very top to win a trophy for the first time in 100 years.” Swansea dominated from the opening whistle while

Bradford, who showed so much enterprise and verve in knocking out Premier League opponents Wigan Athletic, Arsenal and Aston Villa on their run to the final, sat back and defended allowing the top-flight side to take the initiative they never relinquished. Swansea, who have won the Welsh Cup 10 times and formerly represented Wales in the old European Cup Winners’ Cup, will now be one of England’s representatives next season on their return to Europe after an absence of more than 20 years.

Joy: Swansea marked their centennial season with their first major honour after a record win at Wembley

Toure and Tevez strike to give champs City glimmer of hope Lampard penalty miss proves decisive Manchester City 2 Chelsea 0 By Andy Hampson

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AYA Toure and Carlos Tevez took advantage of a rare Frank Lampard penalty miss to fire Manchester City to their first Barclays Premier League win in a month. Lampard was a kick away from his 200th Chelsea goal when he lined up a secondhalf spot-kick at the Etihad Stadium but Joe Hart, who stayed on after fouling Demba Ba, saved from his England team-mate. Yaya Toure made Chelsea pay with a fine finish from inside the area and substitute Tevez made victory certain with a long-range effort late on. The result reduced Manchester United’s lead at the top of the table to 12 points but, perhaps more importantly with the title long shot, increased City’s advantage over third-placed Chelsea to seven. Both managers had gone into the game under considerable pressure but City boss Roberto Mancini ended it far happier than Chelsea counterpart Rafael Benitez, who suffered more abuse from fans. Benitez again put Fernando Torres and John Terry on the

We haven’t given up: Yaya Toure (left) broke the deadlock at the Etihad before Carlos Tevez rifled in a long-range effort to seal the win, as City trimmed United’s lead at the top of the table back to 12 points bench as he looked to drag City into a battle for second place, also restoring Lampard and Ba among six changes. City were again without captain Vincent Kompany but Mancini opted to flood midfield by handing Jack Rodwell only his third City start with Sergio Aguero alone up front. He was rewarded with a superb performance from Rodwell, who fully justified his inclusion as he attempts to ignite his City career after injury troubles. Despite their early dominance, it was 15 minutes be-

fore City really tested Cech as Matija Nastasic went forward for a corner but the goalkeeper dealt with the Serbian’s powerful header. Lampard, looking to reach that double century by scoring for a fourth successive Premier League game, had his first sight of goal from a 30-yard free-kick but blazed well over. City continued to look the more creative and another good chance came as Aguero pulled back a James Milner cross and Pablo Zabaleta’s powerful volley was headed away by Cahill.

Rodwell then tested Cech twice in just over a minute, first forcing the keeper to tip over a powerful 25-yard drive and then heading into his arms from the resulting corner. City went into the second half with the same determination but Aguero’s acrobatic volley from Silva’s cross went well wide. The game’s pivotal moment came in the 50th minute as City switched off at the back and Ba raced on to a long ball from deep. Ba shrugged off Kolo Toure and clipped the ball past the

out-rushing Hart but was brought down as he got tangled in the goalkeeper’s legs. Referee Andre Marriner immediately pointed to the spot but importantly felt Ba was just moving away from goal and did not show Hart a card. Hart made the most of the reprieve to earn instant redemption by saving from Lampard, who had scored his last 10 spot-kicks, low to his right. He was in action again seconds later to deal with the resulting corner and City set about making sure Chel-

sea paid for missing their chance. Surprisingly, Mancini opted to replace the influential Rodwell with Tevez but the resulting change in shape gave Chelsea more to think about. The game opened up as Aguero raced through from a Milner pass and chipped just over before Ramires almost exposed Kolo Toure on the counter at the other end. City made the decisive breakthrough just after the hour. Milner found Silva in the box with a clever reverse pass and his pull-back found Yaya Toure on the edge of the area. The Ivorian still had much to do but his first two touches took out two defenders and gave him space to curl a superb low finish beyond Cech and in at the far post. Chelsea made a double change in response with Lampard, after a frustrating game by recent standards, making way along with Eden Hazard for Victor Moses and Oscar. The changes did not bear fruit and it was not long before Torres was introduced for Mikel. But it was City’s substitute Tevez who made the most dramatic impact, putting the game beyond the visitors with a superb strike from outside the area five minutes from time. “We can’t think that it’s finished with 11 games to go,” Mancini said after the game. “It’s not my mentality or my players’ mentality and we need to play like today. Both goals were fantastic.”

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English daily newspaper 25/02/2013

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