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Toddler back with parents Kidnapped boy aged 18 months, left near a shack in a cemetery By Stefanos Evripidou


OLICE ARE on the hunt for those responsible for kidnapping an 18-month-old child from his grandmother’s verandah in Limassol yesterday, triggering a massive search for the missing toddler until he was found abandoned near a cemetery almost eight hours later. At around 8am, the 18month-old Stavros Styllis went missing from his grandmother’s balcony on Karaoli Street in Ypsonas in the Limassol district. According to reports, his mother, a teacher, dropped both Stavros and his twin sister off at their grandmother’s in the morning before going to work. While his grandmother was changing the nappy of his sister in another room, Stavros was playing outside on the verandah. When the grandmother went out to find him, he was gone. Early reports suggested eyewitness accounts reported seeing a rental car speeding away from the scene at around the same time as the kidnapping. The boy’s father, a senior officer in the National Guard, was informed and almost immediately police launched a massive hunt for the toddler, sending out a helicopter while recruiting the help of the British bases, civil defence and other services.

By mid-morning, the news of his disappearance was all over the television and radio, while a picture of little Stavros was disseminated across the internet, on online social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, and spread like lightning around Cyprus through emails. Stavros was described as being 80cm tall, 11kg in weight, with short black hair, last seen wearing a red tracksuit with a Benetton label and a blue sleeveless coat. At around midday, police spokesman Andreas Angelides said that police had alerted all ports, airports and checkpoints of the missing boy. The search for the little boy intensified as the hours went by and word got round. At around 3.30pm, a widow, Lucy Constantinidou went to the Ypsonas cemetery to light a candle at her husband’s grave when she saw the child crying nearby, just in front of a shed made out of corrugated iron sheets. Fearful that the kidnappers were near at hand and might attack her, she stopped motorist Yangos Yangou who was passing by in his car and asked him to help her take the child. The two picked up the child who was shaking from the cold weather but dry, despite the earlier downpour in Limassol, suggesting he did



Ballot boxes were being allocated yesterday in Nicosia ahead of tomorrow’s presidential elections in which over 500,000 people will vote (Christos Theodorides) STORY PAGE 6

Cypriots like white cars and September babies By Peter Stevenson CYPRIOTS love white cars and having babies in September according to Statistical Services, which yesterday released a host of interesting stats on its website as part the International Year of Statistics. “Our goal is to make people aware of the wide-ranging possibilities that statistics

can offer all areas of society,” a statement from the service said. There are more women currently living in Cyprus than men, with 51.4 per cent of the population being female, which goes towards proving the age-old statistic that women live longer than men, as the life expectancy of men is 79 and women 83. The three most popular names for women TURN TO PAGE 5

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25 years ago, Thursday February 16, 1988

Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

Improved Greek Turkish relations and a change in Greek Cypriot leadership have led to cautious optimism that a solution can be found for divided Cyprus but analysts say no quick settlement is in sight. The elections in Cyprus last weekend brought defeat after 11 years for incumbent Spyros Kyprianou, who refused to negotiate while Turkish troops remain in Cyprus.

1947 Canadians are granted Canadian citizenship after 80 years of being British subjects. Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King becomes the first Canadian citizen.


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Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro becomes the country’s youngest ever premier after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.

1999 Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrests one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan.

2005 The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.

35 years ago, Saturday February 16, 1978 President Kyprianou has agreed with the Greek Prime Minister that when Karamanlis meets his counterpart Ecevit they will exchange views on the Cyprus problem in an effort to create a climate which will promote a just solution to the Cyprus problem.

45 years ago, Sunday February 16, 1968 King Constantine of Greece has left the Greek ambassador’s residence where he has been staying since his abortive counter coup on December 13 and has gone to live in a Rome hotel. The King’s residence in the ambassador’s house, technically Greek territory, has been considered a symbol of the fact he is still king of Greece and not another exiled monarch.

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Home Regulating collective agreements would be a ‘time bomb’ Russia to By George Psyllides LEGAL regulation of collective agreements would be a time bomb, employers warned yesterday, registering their strong objection to a government bill that authorises the labour minister to extend agreements to all employers in a given sector. The chamber of commerce and industry (KEVE) said attempting to change the system would create huge upheaval and deal a blow to labour peace.

Three arrests in Limassol after street altercation THREE PEOPLE were arrested on suspicion of damaging cars and restaurants on Navarino Street in Limassol last night after a gang of thugs tried to engage in a street fight with Kurds holding a peaceful demonstration in the coastal town. According to a police spokesman, at around 9pm, a group of around 200 Kurds held a peaceful march through the city to commemorate the assassination of Cypriot national and Kurdish sympathiser Theophilos Georghiades. The former president of the Cyprus-Kurdistan Solidarity Committee was murdered in 1994 by persons believed to work for the Turkish intelligence service (MIT). During last night’s march, two Greek Cypriots allegedly swore at the Kurdish demonstrators as they passed by. Police quickly intervened to prevent any altercation, said the spokesman. However, by the time the march ended and the Kurdish demonstrators returned to their club house on Navarino Street near the Catholic Church, around 50 to 60 hooded thugs wielding batons were waiting for them. Police again intervened to prevent a massive street brawl between the two sides though were unable to stop the batonholding hoodies from causing damage to nearby cars and a restaurant. Three people from the crowd of hooded men were arrested.

“Free negotiations and the industrial relations code will be undermined,” KEVE said. “Such an action will be a time-bomb to the successful threeway cooperation based on free collective negotiations between social partners.” The bill, approved by cabinet on Thursday, was submitted to parliament yesterday. According to the accompanying report, the extension aims at securing equal treatment in the sector while “combating the potential of some employers to use unfair practices” like undeclared and illegal employment, personal contracts with worse condi-

tions than those provided for in the collective agreement. “Extending the collective agreement can be sought by a union, an employer organisation or it could be examined by the labour ministry itself if it judges that it would serve public interest,” the report said. Employers, who had expressed their objection to the bill before its approval by the cabinet, stressed that they would not accept changes to the current state of affairs. “There is no question, not even of discussing the possibility of changing the current system of labour relations, which will cause continuous unrest

with unpredictable catastrophic consequences for the country’s economy,” KEVE said. “The tripartite model of cooperation in Cyprus is an example to follow abroad and was often praised by the International Labour Office,” KEVE said. “This is the system that helped our economy grow.” Unions accepted the government proposal. Left-wing PEO welcomed the cabinet’s decision and yesterday it urged parties to approve the bill at parliament and not to side with the employers who disagreed for “obvious reasons.”

Toddler back with parents Family member brought in for questioning by police (continued from front page) not spend very long outdoors near the cemetery. The father was informed immediately and arrived at the scene- around 1.5km from the grandmother’s house - to collect his litle boy. Looking confused, relieved and teary-eyed, the father held the child in his arms before taking him to Limassol hospital for a precautionary check-up. The child appeared to be in good health, though a little disorientated and dazed by all the media attention. Head of Limassol CID Ioannis Soteriades said police were continuing their investigations into the kidnapping, noting that they were looking for more than one person. “We are investigating a kidnapping, which is a very serious crime, with a penalty of up to seven years imprisonment,” he said. “We believe there was more than one person involved,”

he added. Police took around 20 statements from family members yesterday and took one family member in for questioning. The man’s car was also taken in to undergo forensic testing. Soteriades hailed the “unprecedented mobilisation of forces” to search for the little child, which included Cypriot police and a police helicopter, British bases police, the fire service, the army, civil defence members, the Ypsonas mayor and local authority employees, and members of the public who offered their support in the search. “Because we are talking about an 18-month-old child, and I believe this mobilisation played a catalytic role in finding the child,” he said, implying that the kidnappers felt the web closing in on them and decided to dump the child near the cemetery before they were caught.

Screen grab of Stavros reunited with his father

The shack where the toddler was left alone

contribute to helping Cyprus By George Psyllides RUSSIA has assured Cyprus that it is prepared to contribute towards resolving the island’s economic problems as part of an agreed support package, it emerged yesterday. The assurances were given during a meeting between Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov and Central Bank Governor Panicos Demetriades and his deputy Spyros Stavrinakis in Moscow. “It was a very constructive and positive meeting … the finance minister assured that Russia is ready to contribute,” Central Bank spokeswoman Aliki Stylianou told state radio. The one-hour meeting was held on the sidelines of a highlevel seminar of the Eurosystem – the European Central Bank and 17 member-states – and the Bank of Russia. Stylianou said it was almost certain that Russia would extend the repayment period of a €2.5 billion loan extended to Cyprus in 2011. It was not however clear if Moscow would also offer fresh cash, as part of the island’s bailout package. Cyprus has asked Russia to extend the maturity of the existing loan to 2022 from 2016. Last year, the island requested a new €5.0-billion loan, but Russia has not shown any sign so far that it was prepared to grant it. Earlier this month, Siluanov said they were leaning more towards the extension as a contribution to the island’s bailout. Extending the repayment period would help in making the island’s debt more sustainable and possibly avoid fresh austerity measures, including privatisations. The island is looking at a potential bailout equal to its GDP – around €17 billion – a figure that would raise its debt to GDP ratio to 140 per cent. It appears that everything hinges on the cash needed for bank recapitalisation, which reports suggest was around €10 billion. The figure has not yet been made public.

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Menoyia detention centre ‘will set the standard in Europe’

State-of-the-art bunkbeds inside the facility will be a welcome change for detainees

Centre will have benefits such as rest rooms, library, TV , radio, sports and freedom to practice religion By Peter Stevenson THE NEW Menoyia detention centre was officially opened yesterday by Justice and Public Order Minister Loucas Louca who said the increase in illegal immigration called for the creation of such a facility. “By creating places like the one we are inaugurating today we aim at the shortterm stay of immigrants who are being deported,” he said. “The first phase of construction of this modern establishment was co-funded by

the EU foreign border fund which contributed more than €2 million to the total cost of €9.58 million,” he added. Louca said the new centre could hold 256 people and met all the necessary EU standards of living specifications. He said those being held at Menoyia would have certain benefits such as rest rooms, a library, television, radio and facilities to play sports. They would be allowed to communicate with their lawyers as well as buy products for personal use, and have been given allotted smok-


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ing areas. They would also be able to practice their own religion. Those detained will also have the opportunity to be checked regularly by doctors to help prevent any illnesses. The Menoyia centre will only hold illegal migrants, including failed asylum seekers, rather than placing them in the notorious Block 10 holding cells on the grounds of the Nicosia central prisons. Block 10 and the Lakatamia police detention centre have been overpopulated for years, holding people in subpar conditions, according to the 2011 report by the independent authority on torture prevention. Speaking at the opening Police Chief Michalis Papageorgiou said that concert-

ed efforts by many over the years had seen the inauguration of a centre that would set the standard in Europe and internationally. “Until the date that the illegal immigrants are deported we will care for them, for their safety, their wellbeing, their physical state and also for their religious beliefs,” he said. “It is a great place and I am confident that instructions and regulations will be carried out in the best possible manner,” he concluded. A committee was appointed by the cabinet last week to oversee the detention centre. The committee, falling under the auspices of the justice ministry, will visit the centre at least eight times a year to check on safety and

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The exterior of the new complex at Menoyia security, as well as documentation and electronic data. The committee supervising the Menoyia centre will include officials from the police, the migration department, social services, the finance ministry and the health ministry, Stefanou said. There are now two centres in the Larnaca district, one in Menoyia and another nearby in Kofinou, and the state rents two hotels in Larnaca and Paphos to accommodate migrants, including asylum seekers who are waiting for their application to be reviewed. Security will be provided by special constables, an issue of contention between parliament and the government that had delayed the centre’s operation. The justice ministry was eventually given final say, going with the state’s original plan of using police, including hiring about 100 special constables at a cost of €2.8 million. Cyprus has managed to reduce the number of “mi-

grants passing through” and decreased expenses stemming from obligations to provide support – including financial benefits. From spending €23.5 million in 2010, the state spent €10 million last year to provide for the needs of asylum seekers and people protected for political or humanitarian reasons. The state is also looking to switch from providing financial help to handing out goods and gave parties a draft plan to consider in October last year, Stefanou said. In 2008, 3,395 asylum seekers came to Cyprus, including 2,545 through the north. In 2009, there were 2,795 – 1,505 through the north and 1,290 through other ports of entry- and by 2010, some 2,498 people sought asylum, only 956 of whom came from the north, according to the latest complete police data. In 2005, there were about 11,500 pending asylum applications but the numbers are now down to around 1,000.

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White cars and September babies Almost half live in detached houses while 40 per cent of homes have central (continued from front page) in Cyprus are Maria, Eleni and Androulla while men are most commonly named Andreas, Giorgos or Costas. Most Cypriots get married according to the Statistical Services, with 30 being the average age of men tying the knot and women being tied down at 28. One in three of those marriages do not last though with 307 out of 1000 couples getting divorced. Another well-known fact that is confirmed is that most Cypriot men’s subject of choice in higher education is business management and second favourite, engineering. The subject of choice for most women on the other hand is teaching. Women are rewarded substantially lower on average compared to men, with the fairer sex receiving an average monthly salary of €1,400 and men receiving €1,750 a month with the amount of public debt per person coming to €15,000.

According to the statistics almost half the population live in detached housing and 40 per cent in houses with central heating, the average size of these homes being 141 square metres. For every ten inhabitants on the island there are seven registered cars while two in 1,000 people have reported to police they had been in an accident during the course of a year. Cypriot dietary habits are also scrutinised by the statistics which show that every person in Cyprus consumes 58 kg of bread, 88 litres of milk and 57 litres of beer a year. Each person, according to the service, produces 660 kg of refuse. Mobile phones are very popular in Cyprus, shown by the statistic that for every one thousand people there are 1,266 subscriptions to mobile phone services. About one in five have ordered goods through

From the 100 or so cars at a municipal car park in Nicosia (above) over 40 are coloured white the internet with the most popular being booking vacations while one in six make bank transactions online. Cypriots travel abroad at least once a year or spend a night at a hotel or other tourist establishment on the island, while they only visit the cinema on average once a year. Social networking sites are very popular with young people aged between 16 and 24 with four in five Cypriots owning an account.

Two in hospital after being run over in Limassol THE 62-YEAR-OLD woman who had her leg amputated after being struck by a car in Limassol on Thursday night was still in a critical condition yesterday as she recovered in Limassol General Hospital. According to a police spokesman a car being driven by a 42-year-old woman at around 6.10pm, collided with another car being driven by a 33-year-old man which changed course and hit the 62-year-old pedestrian. She was taken to Limassol General Hos-

pital where doctors amputated her leg. She remained yesterday in critical condition. A second accident in Limassol on Thursday night saw an 11-year-old pedestrian girl hit by a car. She suffered a severe head injury, and although her condition was said to be stable she was kept for observation at Limassol General Hospital. The 11-year-old was crossing the street when she was hit by a car being driven by a 21-year-old man, police said.

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The parting shots and last pledges By George Psyllides PRESIDENTIAL candidates issued their final messages to voters as campaigning drew to a close at midnight yesterday ahead of tomorrow’s poll. Frontrunner DISY leader Nicos Anastasiades pledged to form a national salvation government to lead the country out of the crisis. He urged Cypriots to choose the path of bold changes, responsibility and credibility, and not that of populism, irresponsibility and refusal to change. “Sunday’s elections are the most critical in our modern history (and) their result will define how we face the economic crisis,” he said. “A weak economy undermines our international standing. We ought to restore our credibility in Europe.” Anastasiades said a lot must change in Cyprus, across several sectors. “We need a new state model, transparent, productive and orderly,” he said. A state that will serve people, support the weak and be an ally in growth. “We do not have the luxury of experimentation. The cost for the state and society grows with each day of inaction, each hour that goes by without making the necessary decisions,” the DISY chief said. “We need to act immediately.” Stavros Malas promised a government that would work by consensus and in cooperation with parliament to achieve the best result for the country and its people. He pledged to solve the problems of the economy by “sharing the burden equally, consolidating the public finances and creating conditions for growth.” Being a new face in Cypriot politics, Malas sought to set

himself apart from his opponents. “I declare that I have no obligations (towards) nor ties with the country’s establishment,” the AKEL-backed Malas said. “That is why I can guarantee with credibility that anyone responsible for the crimes in the financial sector will be brought to justice.” Malas said he has no shadows in his personal and professional course and thus he could guarantee strict enforcement of the rules of transparency and accountability for all state officials. “We will progress and rise to the challenges of the new era with knowledge, determination, clear objectives, and aspirations,” Malas said, promising to form a coalition government if elected. Giorgos Lillikas, the third main contender, insisted that the advance sale of natural gas could rid Cyprus of the painful conditions of a bailout. “That is why I pledge to start negotiations from day one with all the companies that have already showed interest,” he said. Lillikas said his proposal to pre-sell natural gas could “rid our people of the memorandum, misery, and poverty.” “We have the potential to get our country out of the current dead ends. “To remain economically and politically independent so that we will be able to prevent any plans of coupling the troika loan with a solution of the Cyprus problem based on Turkish demands,” Lillikas said. He said it was up to the public now and while other candidates banked on abstention “we invest in the citizens’ participation.” “At this difficult time, our country needs the citizens’ active participation. I urge people to vote on Sunday,” he said.

From right: Lillikas, Malas and Anastasiades

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MARIE ADOURIAN Who passed away on Thursday 14th February 2013 at the age of 81. The funeral will take place today Saturday 16th February 2013 at 2.30pm at the Sourp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Church The family: PARSEGH, ANI ADOURIAN & FAMILY DICKRAN, PASCAL ADOURIAN & FAMILY Condolences at the church

Polling stations will open at 7am tomorrow and will close at 6pm. First results will be out by 7.30pm

All set for elections Chief returning officer says final results by 8.30pm By Peter Stevenson POLLING stations are ready for tomorrow’s presidential elections, Chief Returning Officer Andreas Ashiotis announced yesterday. A total number of 1,139 different polling stations will operate, both on the island, and also abroad. Some 545,491 registered voters will have the right to cast their vote tomorrow in all five districts and at polling stations abroad. The polling stations will open at 7am and close at noon for a one-hour lunch break, reopening at 1pm and closing at 6pm. A new law has been put in place which will allow the chief officer at each polling station to extend voting hours until 9pm if a large number of voters have yet to cast their vote. Ashiotis expressed the hope that this would not be required as it had not been done in previous years. Ashiotis explained the precise method that each voter needed to use so their ballot was not considered void. “Voters should place a plus sign, the letter X or tick the box under the candidate they wish to vote for,” he said. “Any other sign, placed anywhere else will not be accepted and that ballot will be considered void,” he stated. He added that if the front of the ballot was not stamped with the official stamp of the Returning Officer at the poll-

ing station then it would also be considered void. If voters chose two or more candidates or if they placed any other insignia on the ballot papers then their vote would not be counted, Ashiotis said. He also gave a reminder that pre-election campaigning and any political party action were to end at midnight last night. “According to voting law, during the day preceding the day of voting, and during the day of voting, political advertisements, statements and events which are relevant to the elections are strictly prohibited,” he explained. “Any advertisements of any of the candidates must be removed by Friday night so that at midnight there will be none,” he added. He pleaded with the rival camps to be extremely wary of such circumstances but admitted that it would be almost impossible to stop people on social networking sites from posting advertisements prior to the elections. “We are looking at the law to see if people will be charged for posting various comments on facebook or twitter,” he said. “I would like to ask people to refrain from posting anything though as we do not want to waste our time and state funds tracking down these offenders,” he added. Candidates have been given permission to speak to the press outside polling stations on Sunday as long as their

Chief Returning Officer Andreas Ashiotis yesterday comments are not controversial. Each voter must present his or her voting booklet and must also be registered on the voting catalogue of the polling station they go to, to be allowed to vote. The only exceptions to this rule are voters from the enclaved districts of Kyrenia and Famagusta who can show any state documentation as long as it has a photograph, like an ID card, driving licence or passport. Those wishing to vote abroad can do so by presenting either their voting booklet or ID card as long as they have registered at their relevant polling centre. Ashiotis wished to remind the public that voters should know which polling centre they would be voting at but

if they do not, they could visit the page or call 77772212 to find out. “We expect to have the result of the election by 8.30pm on Sunday,” Ashiotis revealed. “If no candidate receives more than 50 per cent of the vote then the two candidates with the most votes will face each other the following Sunday,” he added. “The proclamation ceremony of the new President of Cyprus will take place at ‘Tassos Papadopoulos’ Eleftheria Stadium at a yet undecided time on either the first Sunday or second Sunday depending on the outcome,” he continued. “We are prepared for either,” he concluded.

Viewers can complain about election coverage THE Radio and Television Broadcasting Authority of Cyprus yesterday announced that its offices would remain open during this Sunday’s presidential election to provide information or receive complaints from members of the public. The offices will be open on Sunday from 9am until polling stations close at 6pm. Members of the public

may contact the authority by calling 22512468. The announcement reminded the public that people may call a separate number, 80004444, on a 24-hour basis and they may leave an answering message either passing on views or suggestions or complaints to the authority of possible legal violations by radio or television broadcasters.

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Christofias: blameless until the ‘bitter’ end By Stefanos Evripidou PRESIDENT Demetris Christofias gave his last televised address to the nation last night, expressing sorrow over the Mari tragedy and absence of a Cyprus solution while seemingly absolving himself of blame for both. In a recorded address on the achievements of his five years in government, Christofias said he felt bitter over the many problems faced during his term in office. “The greatest sorrow is associated with the tragic accident at Mari, which caused me and my family distress, anguish, and deep sadness for the loss of lives. I would like once again to express my sympathy and support to the families of the victims,” he said. The president said he also felt “great sorrow” for not being able to realise his lifelong ambition to solve the Cyprus problem, mainly due to Turkey’s continued intransigence and obstructive policy of preventing a solution based on UN resolutions on Cyprus. “My conscience is clear, because we did everything we could to reach a solution and more. Our efforts were acknowledged internationally.” He had some advice for his successor due to take over next month: “My own view is that the new president should continue to rely on the same principles and work on the same basis for a solution, like we did and all my predecessors did.” Christofias argued that he and former Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat made “significant convergences” during peace negotiations, adding that it is no coincidence Talat’s successor Dervis Eroglu rejects those convergences. “He rejects them because they do not suit the partitionist policy of the Turkish side,” he said. The outgoing president warned those wishing to start negotiations from scratch - a clear reference to presidential candidate Giorgos Lillikas - that they will find themselves “on a collision course with the international community and will pay a high price”. Despite the ongoing global economic crisis and eurozone crisis, Christofias argued that his government managed to achieve many of its goals.

“There is no doubt that the greatest legacy the government leaves behind is the natural gas,” he said. He highlighted the discovery of gas reserves in Block 12 of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone and the exploration for more in five new blocks. The president said infrastructure work on a Liquefied Natural Gas terminal should start in 2015, and is expected to create 4,000 new jobs. Christofias argued that no one did more to enhance ties with Russia than his government, while highlighting the strengthened relations with Israel. However, his government’s main priority was strengthening the welfare state. “To achieve this goal we increased social benefits by 42 per cent,” he said, adding, “even now, when the troika has forced us to cut social benefits, many are still higher than they were when we came to power”. The government also solved “once and for all” the water problem, said Christofias, noting: “Cypriots will never go thirsty again”. On migration, the government introduced a compre-

‘We never claimed we didn’t make mistakes or omissions,’ said Christofias, adding that he would leave it to history and the public to judge

President Demetris Christofias during his televised address to nation last night hensive migration policy, while reducing the costs of benefits to migrants from €23.5m in 2010 to €10m in 2012. Regarding the economy, Christofias repeated the argument that Cyprus would not have needed an EU bailout if the Cypriot banks were not so exposed to the Greek economy. “Cyprus is the victim of the crisis in the banking system. All of Europe and the world recognises this,” he said. Thanks to the government’s tough negotiating stance, it succeeded in preserving the inalienable and sovereign right of the Cyprus Republic to decide for itself on the management of natural gas, he argued. The government also created the conditions to avoid privatisations, and preserve the wage indexation and 13th salaries, he added. “We never claimed we didn’t make mistakes or omissions,” said Christofias, adding that he would leave it to history and the public to judge whether the government was treated fairly or not by its critics. On a final note, Christofias said he would leave office with his head held high “because I did, in extremely difficult conditions, what I could to achieve the best for Cyprus”. In response, main opposition party DISY noted sardonically the burden of emotion Christofias must have felt as the first president in the history of Cyprus to leave office without seeking a second term. DISY said it was “disheartened” that Christofias did not find the courage, even in the final hour, to offer an apology, at least on behalf of the state, for the criminal mistakes which led to the Mari tragedy that left 13 dead.


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UK retail sales fall unexpectedly in snowy January

British schools hit by horse meat scandal

BRITISH retail sales unexpectedly fell in January as snowy weather hurt food stores and other retailers, reviving worries that the economy may be slipping into a third recession in four years. Sales volumes including automotive fuel slipped 0.6 per cent in both monthly and annual terms, the Office for National Statistics said yesterday, compared to economists’ expectations for solid growth in both numbers. “This probably brings the question of triple-dip back on the table again,” said Rob Wood, economist at Berenberg Bank. “If this is the sort of disruption we see from snow and it’s reflected in output in the rest of the economy, then it could be bad news for Q1,” he added. The pound hit a half-year low against the dollar and British government bonds extended gains after the data was released. Economists taking part in a Reuters poll had forecast a 0.4 per cent rise on the month in January. The ONS also revised December’s numbers down. Besides the temporary hit from poor weather, Britons’ spending power has been eroded by sticky inflation in recent years. The Bank of England warned on Wednesday that high inflation would persist much longer than forecast only three months ago, pointing to

Horse DNA-tainted cottage pie sent to 47 Lancashire schools

a further fall in Britons’ real wages, already at their lowest since 2003. “When we look at the overall numbers for Christmas - we tend to look at between November and January - they’ve been exceptionally weak,” said George Buckley, economist at Deutsche Bank. “Inflation has picked up and that might mean that volumes of sales have been weaker.” The ONS said the main reason behind falling sales was bad weather during the month, which led to shutdowns of some smaller grocers and drove the biggest monthly fall in overall food sales since May 2011. Food accounted for more than 40 per cent of the total retail sales in January, as measured by the ONS. The quantity of food sold fell by 2.6 per cent compared with January last year, touching its lowest volume since April 2004. The share of online food sales jumped by nearly a third, probably another reflection of the bad weather that kept shoppers at home. The increase in online shopping helped big retailers, the ONS said. The ONS said retail sales excluding fuel fell 0.5 per cent on the month but were 0.2 per cent higher than in January 2012 - much weaker than economists’ forecasts for rises of 0.4 per cent on the month and 1.4 per cent on the year.

Shoppers browse the aisles in the Canary Wharf store of Waitrose in London, January 23, 2013

HORSE meat was discovered in school dinners for the first time since the scandal began, it was revealed yesterday. The news that cottage pie testing positive for horse DNA was sent to 47 Lancashire schools came as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) published results of widespread testing into meat products. The FSA said 2,501 tests have been carried out on beef products, with 29 results positive for undeclared horse meat at or above 1 per cent. These 29 results related to seven different products, which have already been reported and withdrawn from sale. The products linked to the positive results were confirmed to be Aldi’s special frozen beef lasagne and special frozen spaghetti bolognese, the Co-op’s frozen quarterpounder burgers, Findus beef lasagne, Rangeland’s catering burger products and Tesco value frozen burgers and value spaghetti bolognese. As the results were confirmed, pub and hotel group Whitbread became the latest company to admit horse DNA had been found in its food, saying their meat lasagnes and beefburgers had been affected. The firm, which owns Premier Inn, Beefeater Grill and Brewers Fayre, said the products had been removed from their menus and will not be replaced until further testing has been carried out. In another development as the scandal deepened, it was revealed that burgers containing horse meat have been supplied to hospitals in Northern Ireland. David Bingham from the health service’s Business Services Organisation, which provides meat for the health trusts, said a range from a company in the Republic of Ireland had been withdrawn. “We have acted immediately; as soon as we got information there may be a confidence issue we withdrew the

A general view of the Greencore Prepared Meals building, located in Bradley Stoke, Bristol product,” he said. Earlier yesterday, Lancashire County Council said that it has withdrawn preprepared cottage pies from 47 school kitchens. Lancashire County Councillor Susie Charles, cabinet member for children and schools, said they had sought extra assurance that its external suppliers were

not providing any products containing horse DNA. Testing had returned one positive result, she said. “Relatively few schools in Lancashire use this particular product but our priority is to provide absolute assurance that meals contain what the label says - having discovered this one doesn’t, we have no hesitation in re-

moving it from menus. “This does not appear to be a food safety issue but I’ve no doubt parents will agree we need to take a very firm line with suppliers and it is a credit to our officers that we have been able to quickly identify the problem and take the product off the menus.” The Local Authority Caterers Association (LACA), which works with school caterers, said it was currently attempting to assess the situation, adding that the school meals case in Lancashire is the only one it had heard about. “It appears to be a very small, isolated situation,” a spokeswoman said. “We are trying to assess that. There’s a lot of testing been going on in the last week.” A spokesman for Worcestershire County Council said they were proactively testing samples of school meals through their own scientific services. FSA director of communications Stephen Humphreys said he could “assure” the public that all seven products which had tested positive had now been taken off the shelves. But it would likely be “impossible” to ever know the full extent of horse meat mis-labelling, FSA director in Wales, Steve Wearne, said. He said: “What we have in these set of results is a snapshot of what has been on the market and provided by wholesalers, by caterers, by retailers in the period between January, when this story broke, and now. “We don’t have any reliable information on what might have gone on before January 15.” FSA chief executive Catherine Brown added that the agency had only just been made aware of Whitbread’s announcement that some of their products had tested positive and this had not been included in their latest test figures.

Le Vell won’t appear in Coronation St Child torturer is found dead in his jail cell CORONATION Street actor Michael Le Vell, who has been charged with child sex offences, will not be appearing in any further episodes pending the outcome of legal proceedings, ITV said. Le Vell, 48, whose real name is Michael Turner, is accused of 19 sex offences including raping a child, indecently assaulting a child and sexual activity with a child. An ITV spokesman said: “Given the serious nature of these charges, Michael Le Vell will not be appearing in Coronation Street pending the outcome of legal proceedings. It would not be appropriate for us to comment further at this time.” Le Vell, a stalwart on the popular ITV series, will appear in court in two weeks’ time, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said. He was first arrested in September 2011 and questioned over alleged child sex offences, but the matter was later dropped. But late Thursday night GMP said the actor, from Hale, Cheshire, had been charged with sex offences against a youngster after a

review of evidence by lawyers from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). A spokeswoman from GMP said: “A man has been charged with 19 child sex offences. “Michael Turner, of Byrom Street, Hale, has been charged with 19 offences including raping a child, indecently assaulting a child and sexual activity with a child. “He is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates (court) on Wednesday, February 27. “The charges, which were authorised by the CPS following a review of evidence, relate to offences against a child between 2001 and 2010.” Alison Levitt, QC, principal legal adviser to the director of public prosecutions, had reviewed a file of evidence in relation to allegations of sexual offences and looked again at a decision previously made not to prosecute. Levitt said: “I have very carefully reviewed the evidence in this case and I have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Michael Robert Turner with a number of sexual offences.”

TWO prisoners are being held in police custody after Subhan Anwar, who was jailed for torturing and murdering his partner’s two-year-old daughter, was found dead in his cell, the Ministry of Justice said. Anwar, who was jailed for a minimum of 23 years in 2009 for the murder of Sanam Navsarka, is understood to have been held hostage in a cell at HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire before he was killed. His partner Zahbeena Navsarka was cleared of her daughter’s murder but found guilty of manslaughter and jailed for nine years. A Prison Service spokeswoman said: “An incident at HMP Long Lartin on

Anwar had tortured and killed his partner’s toddler Thursday February 14 resulted in the death of prisoner Subhan Anwar. Two prisoners are now in police

custody and the matter is being investigated by police.” Anwar and Navsarka, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, were condemned for their cruel and selfish treatment of Sanam. The violence inflicted on the youngster happened near the end of her life. Her tiny hand prints and bloodstains were found inside cupboards at the home in Huddersfield and also at a former property in Batley, West Yorkshire. Both her thigh bones had been fractured, causing fatty deposits to enter her bloodstream and resulting in her death, and she had sustained fractures to both her arms.

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‘French government too quick to blame’

The trail of a falling object is seen above an apartment block in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk, yesterday

THE president of French meat processor Spanghero promised yesterday to disprove allegations that his firm knowingly sold horsemeat labelled as beef, and accused the government of being too quick to point the finger. Consumer Affairs Minister Benoit Hamon released on Thursday details of an investigation into the firm which he said indicated Spanghero was the likely culprit in a scandal that has enraged consumers across Europe and implicated traders and abattoirs from Cyprus to Romania. “I don’t know who is behind this, but I can tell you it’s not us. I’m astonished,” Spanghero boss Barthelemy Aguerre told Europe 1 radio. “I think we will prove our innocence and that of my associates. I think the government has been too quick.” A French inquiry into how horse meat got into ready meals sold across Europe found that the Spanghero firm labelled meat as beef when it knew what it was processing may

have been horse. Hamon said that Spanghero could not have failed to notice the meat it was importing was much cheaper than beef, and there was no indication that a Romanian firm supplying the meat had mislabelled what was in fact horse meat.

LEGAL ACTION Outside Spanghero’s factory in the town of Castelnaudary near Toulouse in southwest France, workers were seen filling up dumper trucks with blocks of meat and sausages yesterday, although it was not immediately clear why they were doing so. The privately-owned firm, which was founded by brothers of 1970s French rugby captain Walter Spanghero, has had its operating licence suspended for 10 days and will face legal action if the suspicions are confirmed. The Paris prosecutor is now reviewing the investigation.

Aguerre said his company had analysed the meat as soon as the scandal broke and discovered that some had been a mixture of beef and horsemeat. “It shows that Spanghero is not behind this deception. It comes from elsewhere. It puts the 300-odd employees in a great deal of difficulty,” he said. Hamon told the same radio station that it was not up to him to say who was guilty, but added that it was clear something was not right at Spanghero. “There are sufficient facts which show that at the very least there was a lot of negligence,” he said. “Millions of consumers have been duped so we had to act quickly.” The scandal, which has triggered recalls of ready meals and damaged confidence in Europe’s vast and complex food industry, erupted last month when tests carried out in Ireland revealed that some beef products also contained horsemeat.

Russia hit by meteor, nearly 1,000 hurt

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lion square feet) of glass, according to city officials. The meteor hit less than a day before Asteroid 2012 DA14 is to make the closest recorded pass of an asteroid to the Earth - about 17,150 miles (28,000 kms). But the European Space Agency in a tweet said its experts found there was no connection - just cosmic coincidence. The Russian meteor was probably about two metres (6.5 feet) across, about the size of an SUV, said Richard Binzel, a professor of Planetary Science at MIT. The Interior Ministry said 985 people sought medical care after the shock wave and 44 of them were taken to hospital. Most of the injuries were caused by flying glass, it said. There was no immediate word on any deaths or anyone struck by space fragments. Meteors typically cause sizeable sonic booms when they enter the atmosphere because they are travelling so much faster than the speed of sound. Injuries on the scale reported yesterday, however, are extraordinarily rare. Lessons had just started at Chelyabinsk schools when the meteor exploded, and officials said 204 schoolchildren were among those injured. Russian television ran footage of athletes at a city sports arena who were showered by shards of glass from huge windows. Some of them were still bleeding. City officials said 3,000 buildings in the city were damaged by the shock wave.


A METEOR streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb yesterday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring nearly 1,000 people. The spectacle deeply frightened many Russians, with some elderly women declaring that the world was coming to an end. Many of the injured were cut by flying glass as they flocked to windows to see what the source was for such an intense flash of light. The meteor - estimated to be about 10 tons - entered the Earth’s atmosphere at a hypersonic speed of at least 54,000 kph (33,000 mph) and shattered into pieces about 30-50 kms (18-32 miles) above the ground, the Russian Academy of Sciences said. Amateur video showed an object speeding across the sky about 9.20 am local time, just after sunrise, leaving a thick white contrail and an intense flash. “There was panic. People had no idea what was happening,” said Sergey Hametov, a resident of Chelyabinsk, a city of one million about 1,500 kms (930 miles) east of Moscow. “We saw a big burst of light, then went outside to see what it was and we heard a really loud, thundering sound,” he said. The meteor released several kilotons of energy above the region, the science academy said. The shock wave blew in an estimated 100,000 square metres (more than one mil-

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Burned remains those of killer ex cop - authorities

WORLD TODAY Al Qaeda manifesto left behind in Mali IN their hurry to flee, al Qaeda fighters left behind a crucial document spelling out the terror network’s strategy for conquering northern Mali and reflecting internal discord over how to rule the region. The confidential letter, tucked under a pile of papers and rubbish in a Timbuktu building occupied by the Islamic extremists for almost a year, is an unprecedented window into the terrorist operation, indicating that al Qaeda predicted the military intervention that would dislodge it in January and recognised its own vulnerability. The letter also shows a sharp division within al Qaeda’s Africa chapter over how quickly and strictly to apply Islamic law, with its senior commander expressing dismay over the whipping of women and the destruction of Timbuktu’s ancient monuments. It moreover leaves no doubt that despite a temporary withdrawal into the desert, al Qaeda plans to operate in the region over the long haul and is willing to make shortterm concessions on ideology to gain the allies it acknowledges it needs.

Identification via Dorner dental records THE burned remains found in a California mountain cabin are those of the fugitive excop who launched a deadly revenge campaign against Los Angeles Police Department, authorities said. Jodi Miller, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County sheriff-coroner, said the identification was made through Christopher Dorner’s dental records. She did not give a cause of death. The search for quadruple killer Dorner began last week after authorities said he had launched the revenge campaign for his sacking five years ago, warning that he would bring “warfare” to LAPD officers and their families. The manhunt brought police to Big Bear Lake, 80 miles east of Los Angeles, where they found Dorner’s burnedout pick-up truck abandoned. His footprints disappeared on frozen soil and hundreds of officers who searched the area and checked out each building failed to find him. Five days later, but just a stone’s throw from a command post authorities had set up in the massive manhunt, Karen and Jim Reynolds said they came face to face with Dorner inside their cabin-style condo. The couple said Dorner

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Christopher Dorner had launched a deadly revenge campaign against the Los Angeles Police Department

A FORMER US city mayor lost more than one billion dollars (£640 million) in a 10-year gambling spree. Appearing in court in San Diego, Maureen O’Connor, 66, admitted that she took $2.1 million (£1.4 million) from her late husband’s charitable foundation. She appears to blame the gambling spree on a brain tumour. O’Connor, former mayor of San Diego, pleaded not guilty to a money laundering charge in an agreement with the Justice Department that defers prosecution for two years while she tries to repay the foundation and receives treatment for gambling.

Chavez post surgery photographs VENEZUELA published the first photos of cancer-stricken Hugo Chavez since his surgery in Cuba more than two months ago, showing him smiling while lying in bed reading a newspaper, flanked by his two daughters. The government said yesterday that the 58year-old president was still suffering respiratory problems after a lung infection, and that he was breathing through a tracheal tube. Chavez had not been seen in public, and has still not been heard from, since the operation on December 11, his fourth surgery for a cancer in his pelvic region first diagnosed in mid-2011. Chavez’s face looked swollen in the two images, where he appeared alongside his daughters Maria Gabriela and Rosa Virginia. He was lying in a hospital bed, and in one of the photographs they were reading Cuban state newspaper Granma. The government said the photos were tak-


en on Thursday night. “The post-operative respiratory infection was controlled, but there is still some insufficiency,” Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said in the latest communique on Chavez’s health. “Under these circumstances, which are being treated, the commander is currently breathing through a tracheal tube.” Chavez has never said what type of cancer he has been treated for, and in his absence critics have accused the government of secrecy over his condition. Last October the socialist leader was reelected to a new six-year term in office. But he was too ill to return to Venezuela for his inauguration ceremony last month. On Wednesday, Vice President Nicolas Maduro - Chavez’s preferred successor said the socialist leader was undergoing “complex” alternative treatments, but did not give details.




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bound them and put pillowcases on their heads. At one point, he explained that he had been there for days. “He said ‘I don’t have a problem with you, so I’m not going to hurt you’,” Jim Reynolds said. “I didn’t believe him; I thought he was going to kill us.” Police have not commented on the Reynolds’ account, but it renews questions about the thoroughness of a search for a man who authorities declared was armed and extremely dangerous as they hunted him across the Southwest and Mexico.

‘LAUGHING AT THEM’ “They said they went doorto-door but then he’s right there under their noses. Makes you wonder if the police even knew what they were doing,” resident Shannon Schroepfer said. “He was probably sitting there laughing at them the whole time.” The notion of Dorner hidden just across the street from the command post was shocking to many, but not totally surprising to some experts familiar with the complications of such a manhunt. “Chilling. That’s the only word I could use for that,” said Ed Tatosian, a retired

SWAT commander for the Sacramento Police Department. “It’s not an unfathomable oversight. We’re human. It happens. It’s chilling (that) it does happen.” Law enforcement officers, who had gathered outside daily for briefings, were stunned by the revelation. One official later looking on Google Earth exclaimed that he had parked right across the street from the Reynolds’ cabin each day. The Reynolds said Dorner was upstairs in the rental unit on Tuesday when they arrived to ready it for holidaymakers. Dorner, who at the time was being sought for three killings, confronted the Reynolds with a drawn gun, “jumped out and hollered ‘Stay calm’,” Reynolds said. His wife screamed and ran downstairs but Dorner caught her. The couple said they were taken to a bedroom where he ordered them to lie on a bed and then on the floor. Dorner bound their arms and legs with plastic ties, gagged them with towels and covered their heads with pillowcases. “I really thought it could be the end,” Mrs Reynolds said. The couple believe Dorner had been staying in the cabin at least since February 8, the day after his burned truck was found nearby.

Handout picture released by the Venezuelan presidential press office yesterday shows Chavez with his daughters

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Syrian opposition seeks untainted partners By Khaled Yacoub Oweis

Syrian National Coalition leader Moaz Alkhatib speaks to the media after meeting with Arab League head Nabil alArabi in Cairo, February 11, 2013

SYRIA’S opposition coalition is ready to negotiate President Bashar al-Assad’s exit with any member of his government who has not participated in his military crackdown on the uprising, coalition members said yesterday. Syrian authorities have given no formal response to several offers of talks in recent weeks. But officials say they cannot accept pre-conditions about Assad’s departure and have privately dismissed what they say are no more than media initiatives. The political chasm between the sides, along with diplomatic deadlock among world powers preventing effective intervention, has allowed fighting on the ground to rage on with almost 70,000 people killed in 22 months of conflict, by a UN estimate. Opposition leader Moaz Alkhatib made an offer of negotiations last month without consulting the coalition’s 70-member assembly, prompting criticism from a powerful bloc within

the movement dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid alMoualem is due to visit Moscow, one of Assad’s main foreign allies, later this month. Russia also hopes Alkhatib will visit soon in search of a breakthrough to end the bloodiest of the Arab Spring uprisings. But coalition members say no date has been set for an Alkhatib trip to Moscow and Syria’s Foreign Ministry played down suggestions that Moualem and Alkhatib could meet there, saying any dialogue must take place in Syria. An overnight meeting of the coalition’s 12-member politburo in Cairo endorsed Alkhatib’s initiative, although it set guidelines for any peace talks which will be presented for approval by the full assembly next Thursday. “These guidelines stipulate that Bashar al-Assad and all the security and military leaders that (have) participated in the killing of the Syrian people and whose hands are stained with blood have no place in the Syria of the future,” coalition member Abdulbaset

Sieda told Reuters in Cairo after the meeting. “We agreed to reassure the Syrian brothers from the (ruling) Baath Party whose hands are not stained with the blood of the Syrian people that they are partners in the coming political process.” Another opposition member said next week’s gathering of the full coalition would try to revive plans for a provisional government, undermined so far by divisions among Assad’s foes. Walid Bunni, one of a handful of liberals in the Islamist-heavy assembly, told Reuters that Assad and his military and intelligence officials could not be part of any negotiations. “Bashar and his cohorts will not be party to any talks. We will not regard those present from the government’s side as his representatives,” Bunni said. He said the meeting addressed how to deal with Iran and Russia, Assad’s main supporters, after Alkhatib met the foreign ministers of Russia and Iran in Munich earlier this month.

Mystery Australian’s next-of-kin seek compensation from Israel RELATIVES of an Australian immigrant to Israel who killed himself in 2010 while secretly jailed on charges of violating national security are seeking compensation from the state, a source briefed on the affair said yesterday. The source said the talks were preliminary as Israel had not formally faulted its prison authorities in the death of Ben Zygier, which was made public this week by an

Australian television expose that described him as a Mossad officer. A Mossad link has been neither denied nor confirmed by Australia or Israel, where military censorship and court gag orders kept many details of the case from the media. The silence has fanned media speculation that Israel believes the 34-year-old Melbourne Jew had betrayed its intelligence agency’s

high-stakes work abroad. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which oversees the Mossad, did not respond to a request for comment on the matter. Israel’s Haaretz daily said the state agreed to pay “several million shekels” in damages to Zygier’s family around six weeks ago, when an internal inquest declared his death a suicide.

Thousands of Islamists protest Egypt violence ‘Petrol bombs cannot oust elected Mursi’ By Asma Alsharif THOUSANDS of Islamists protested in Cairo yesterday against violence that has marred anti-government demonstrations, showing support for President Mohamed Mursi, the Muslim Brotherhood politician elected head of state last year. The “Together against Violence” rally was called by a hardline Salafi Islamist group that waged an armed revolt against the state in the 1990s. Al-Gama’a al-Islamiya, whose leadership renounced violence more than a decade ago, has entered mainstream politics since autocratic president Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in 2011. The Muslim Brotherhood and its Freedom and Justice Party said it backed yesterday’s rally in a symbolic way, but did not mobilise supporters for the event, meaning the numbers were smaller than at previous Islamist protests. Around 60 people have been killed in Egypt since late January in unrest touched off by the anniversary of the uprising against Mubarak and exacerbated by a court ruling that sentenced 21 people to

Mursi was elected Egyptian head of state last year death over a soccer stadium disaster a year ago. It has been the worst bloodshed since Mursi assumed office, underlining the instability that continues to thwart government efforts to restore a sense of normalcy and revive an economy in crisis by attracting fresh investment and tourism. The unrest has been stirred by anger at Mursi and his Islamist backers, who the opposition says have betrayed the revolution and sought to monopolise power - accusations dismissed by the Muslim Brotherhood. Repeating the pattern of

recent weeks, Mursi’s opponents rallied again yesterday, this time gathering outside El-Quba, one of the presidential palaces in the northern suburbs of Cairo. The activists dubbed it “Checkmate Friday”. The protesters numbered several hundred by early afternoon. Recent protests have routinely turned violent, with government buildings, police stations and the presidential palace coming under fire from petrol bombs and rocks. But, “the person who came (to power) through ballot boxes will not leave by petrol bombs,” said a cleric who led the crowd in Friday prayers as the rally got under way outside Cairo University. “He who came to power by direct, free choice will not leave by the rocks thrown by children.” The crowd grew to several thousand after prayer. Mursi’s most prominent liberal and leftist opponents have distanced themselves from the violence, saying they support only peaceful agitation. Islamist leaders and their rivals all renounced violence at crisis talks on January 31 chaired by al-Azhar, a Sunni Muslim seat of religious learning.

The inquest result was disclosed by the Justice Ministry on Wednesday, in Israel’s only official statement on the case. The statement, which did not identify Zygier by name, said a judge had also ordered an “evaluation regarding issues of negligence”. A source briefed on the affair denied there had been any agreement to compensate Zygier’s family for the failure of staff to prevent

his suicide at Ayalon prison, where he had been held for months under an alias and in isolation from other inmates. “There’s no decision on negligence yet, so there’s no compensation in any form in that regard,” the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity. “What there have been are initial inquiries by the deceased’s representatives about compensation.”

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Business German to head Vatican’s bank Officials

G20 set to dilute big powers’ demands on world currencies

THE Vatican appointed German lawyer Ernst von Freyberg yesterday to head its bank, filling a post left vacant since May when the previous chief was ousted from the scandal-tainted institution. The appointment, made by a commission of cardinals, was approved by Pope Benedict and is likely one of his last major decisions before he resigns at the end of the month, a move he announced on Monday, stunning Catholics around the world. Italian magistrates are investigating suspected money laundering at the bank, officially known as the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR), accusations it has denied but which added to its reputation for poor financial transparency and decades of scandals. A Vatican statement said Freyberg, a devout Catholic who is a Knight of Malta, an elite member of a charitable organisation that has its roots in the crusades, brought “a vast experience of financial matters and the financial regulatory process”. Born in 1958, he is chairman of Hamburg-based shipbuilder Blohm+Voss and is on the advisory board of temporary employment agency Manpower GmbH and of asset management firm Flossbach von Storch AG. He will work at IOR for three days a week.

pour cold water on talk of a currency war THE GROUP of 20 nations will not single out Japan over the weak yen and will disregard a call from G7 powers to refrain from using economic policy to target exchange rates, according to a text drafted for finance leaders. A G20 delegate who has seen the communique - prepared by finance officials for their bosses - also said it would make no direct mention of new debt-cutting targets, something Germany is pressing for but which the United States wanted struck out. If adopted by G20 finance ministers and central bankers meeting in Moscow, Japan will escape any censure for its expansionary policies which have driven the yen lower and drawn demands for action from some quarters. “There will not be a heavy clash about currencies in the end, because nobody can risk such a negative signal,” said another G20 delegation source. The currency market was thrown into turmoil this week after the Group of Seven - the United States, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Canada and Italy - issued a joint statement stating that domestic economic policy must not be used to target currencies, which must remain determined by the market. Tokyo said that reflected agreement that its bold mon-

Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) speaks to G20 states finance ministers in the Kremlin in Moscow yesterday etary and fiscal policies were appropriate but the show of unity was shattered by offthe-record briefings critical of Japan. The G20 draft merely sticks to previous language on the need to avoid excessive currency volatility, the delegate said. The yen has fallen by around 20 per cent since November. Having firmed earlier on Friday, it turned tail and dropped about 0.6 percent against the dollar and euro in response to the communique details. “Although this week has been marked by volatility surrounding G7 and G20, it appears the path

to currency weakness will remain intact,” said Nick Bennenbroek, head of currency strategy atWells Fargo in New York. One senior G20 source said any reference to targeting exchange rates was also not acceptable to China, which is the world’s No.2 economy and holds much of its $3.3 trillion in foreign reserves in US Treasury bonds. After a working dinner, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said he had heard no criticism of his country’s policies. “We explained our stance and other countries voiced no such opinions as approval or

objection,” Aso told reporters. “We stick to our policy, and consequently it (the yen weakening) happened. But that was not our target. Our target is getting out of recession and deflation.” Officials lined up to pour cold water on talk of a currency war where countries indulge in competitive devaluations. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said recent sparring over currencies was “inappropriate, fruitless and self-defeating” and US Treasury official Lael Brainard warned against “loose talk”. France has

been a lone voice calling for euro exchange rate targets. Draghi said the currency was trading in line with long-term averages, a point endorsed by International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde. “The current talk of currency wars is overblown,” she told the G20 ministers and central bankers. “There is no major deviation from fair value of major currencies.” The G20 nations account for 90 per cent of the world’s gross domestic product and two-thirds of its population.

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Greek inflation evaporates Airbus drops culprit lithium-ion batteries for A350

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

0.8649 0.8563

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Canadian Dol.

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GREEK inflation evaporated in January to hit its lowest level since data began in 1996, the national statistics service (ELSTAT) said yesterday after five years of austerity-fuelled recession sapped consumer price pressures and pulled down property values. The EU-harmonised consumer inflation rate (HCPI) was 0.0 per cent year-on-year in January, ELSTAT said, below a 0.2 per cent forecast in a Reuters poll of economists. “The disinflation process continues as the pass-through from wage adjustments is strengthening and domestic demand remains under pressure,” said Eurobank economist Platon Monokroussos. “I would not exclude negative CPI inflation readings in the following months, although recent electricity price increases may temporarily constrain the adjustment in consumer prices,” he said. Greek price rises have come to a halt, after the country’s adoption of the euro in 2001 led to a debt-fuelled boom and to inflation running almost twice as fast as in the euro area. Greek HCPI rose by an accumulated 46 per cent in 2001-2011 compared with 29 per cent in the euro area. Cuts in public sector pay and pensions have contributed to an internal devaluation process aimed at making the 195-billion-euro economy more competitive. Signs that downward price pressures are growing were also reflected in central bank data released yesterday, showing that property prices dropped by 11.7 per cent last year from a 5.5 per cent fall in 2011. Property, mainly residential apartments, accounts for about 80 per cent of household wealth in Greece, which has one of the highest home ownership rates in western Europe - 80 per cent versus 70 per cent in the European Union according to European Mortgage Federation data.

AIRBUS has dropped lithium-ion batteries of the type that forced the grounding of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and will use traditional nickel-cadmium batteries in its crucially-important next passenger jet, the A350. The European planemaker said yesterday it had taken the decision to adopt the batteries used on existing models such as the A380 superjumbo in order to prevent delays in the A350’s entry to service next year. Reuters had reported that Airbus was considering such a move to limit the risks surrounding the development of its $15 billion airliner. “We want to mature the lithium-ion technology but we are making this decision today to protect the A350’s entry-into-service schedule,” an Airbus spokeswoman said. Industry executives, insurance companies and safety officials had told Reuters the technology’s predictability

The battery decision was taken in order to prevent delays in the A350’s entry to service next year was being questioned at senior levels as investigators struggle to find the cause of incidents that led to the grounding of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. These included a fire on board a parked 787 in Boston and an in-flight problem

on another plane in Japan. The A350 is due to enter service in the second half of 2014 compared with an initial target of 2012 when it was launched as Europe’s answer to the lightweight 787 Dreamliner. The industry’s fear is that the failure to identify the “root cause” of the burning battery incidents leaves too much uncertainty over whether regulators will certify planes as safe when relying on the powerful but temperamental power packs. Airbus, which has said the A350 timetable is “challenging,” can ill afford such doubts over its largest ever civil plane project and so has opted to eliminate its exposure to the risk that regulators might change the rules. Airbus will use the lithiumion batteries for a maiden flight in mid-year and early flight trials, but switch to traditional batteries in time for certification and delivery.

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PV systems clearly threaten EAC monopoly WE WOULD have thought that the authorities of a country that boasts the highest electricity rates in Europe would not have been averse to exploring the possibilities provided by renewable energy sources. More so in a country which has long hours of sunlight 12 months a year and is ideally suited for photovoltaic (PV) systems which turn sunlight into power in a clean and environmentally-friendly way. In the past, PV modules were not cost-effective because of their high price and the Energy Services preferred to invest funds allocated to renewable energy sources in wind farms that are an eye-sore, noisy and unreliable. The authorities ignored the fact that there was not enough wind in Cyprus making wind farms inefficient. In addition to this the sudden changes in the strength of the wind caused surges of power, creating problems at power stations. PV systems had none of these problems – there has always been an abundance of sunlight, and there are no sudden surges or falls in their power production. Every household could contribute to power production by installing a PV system, no matter how small, in contrast to wind farms which require an investment of millions. And now that the cost of these systems has almost halved, they have become the most cost-effective method of power production. The biggest obstacles to the installation of these systems are the government and Electricity Authority of Cyprus which control approval of the systems. These controls were understandable considering that the government was directly subsidising PV systems and the EAC buying the power at a premium rate; applications for subsidies were complicated and it took a year, sometimes two, for an approval to be given. There is no state subsidy any longer and the premium rate at which power was bought is unnecessary now that the price of PV systems has been slashed. A household could install a system without a subsidy, sell the power at the unit cost the EAC charges consumers and pay off the investment in less than 10 years. The system would carry on producing power for another 15 to 20 years as most well-known brands offer 25-year performance warranties. In short, there would still be an attractive incentive for households and businesses to contribute to power production in a clean and environmentally friendly way. But one more thing needs to be done – introduction of net metering by which a system owner would have the electricity his system generates deducted from his EAC bill. The government would be removed from the equation and all delays eliminated. A pilot system for the installation of 25 smart meters is currently under way, but the EAC, presumably fearing its monopoly would be affected is already expressing opposition to implementation of net metering. It claims that the electricity grid would not be able to cope with the extra capacity generated by thousands of small PV systems. Surely the grid could be made to cope. We think however, the real concern of the EAC is the fact that big PV systems could produce electricity at a much lower unit cost than the authority and eventually threaten its dominance of the market.

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Paradigm shift is what’s needed within the EU T

HE CYPRIOT economy is undoubtedly facing serious structural problems. The key to overcoming the crisis lies in fiscal rationalisation, bank recapitalisation, reform of the financial sector and the further diversification of the economy with the development of new engines for growth. Overcoming the challenges requires new approaches domestically as well as the support and the solidarity of the EU. However, the Eurogroup, amidst a political power struggle among member states and EU institutions, a series of internal electoral contests and with a new head in Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem - a labelled conservative and a proponent of strict fiscal discipline - is pursuing policies that may create problems for the stability of the eurozone as a whole. Cyprus is currently under considerable stress. The due diligence exercise by PIMCO has concluded that the requirements for bank recapitalisation range around €9 billion. If this is added to public debt it would have the consequence of rendering it unsustainable. Hence, it will be essential to consider other arrangements; this may mean that bank capitalisation, at least partly, should be directly from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). Cyprus is also under sustained scrutiny for money laundering and has recently come under severe criticism on the matter. This would need to be handled delicately on the one hand to confirm compliance but on the other, not to jeopardise investor confidence in the confidentiality of our banking system. The debt crisis and the broader economic crisis have raised several issues, including those of fiscal consolidation and solidarity among

Comment Andreas Theophanous EU member states. The union may have to revisit some fundamental economic principles. A policy of containing budget deficits and encouraging rationalization of public spending is in principle correct. But trying to maintain balanced annual budgets irrespective of the economic circumstances of a country would, most likely, create more problems than it could solve. Indeed during a recession such an approach is procyclical and would worsen economic conditions, even lead to depression. The case of Greece may well be an indicator. A similar rationale is being adopted in the case of Cyprus. With unemployment already at 15%, instead of following growth oriented policies the overriding objective appears to be locked on fiscal consolidation and deficit reduction. A new approach would allow states to aim for a balanced budget on the basis of an average over an extended period of time (such as five years for instance). This would permit a discretionary expansionary fiscal policy in times of recession or crisis, and would encourage growth. Furthermore, it is of utmost importance to move forward to establish a fully-fledged fiscal union. EU spending will also have to increase considerably from currently 1% to about 3% of the total GDP of the Union. This will enable the EU to support member states when in need with targeted spending. Understandably, for the implementation of this policy option it is also essential to reach a consensus for closer integration. This entails greater solidar-

Cyprus is currently under considerable EU-related stress ity, as well as a departure from the current wrangling at the Council, Eurogroup and ECOFIN levels by heads of member states that wish to appease voters in their own countries. At the same time it will also ensure greater commitment by member states to move forward with the necessary reforms for fiscal consolidation and a greater degree of integration. Obviously the issues under consideration require a paradigm shift. It is questionable whether in the long run there can be a monetary union without a fiscal union. Recent discussions for a Banking Union constitute a step in the right direction. Moreover, fiscal federalism can offset the effects

of asymmetric shocks and policy wars that hinder the decision process – especially at times of need. The transfer of more fiscal responsibility from the national level to a common eurozone authority seems to be necessary for the viability of the monetary union but difficult to achieve. Some analysts go even further and support that a common currency can only exist within the framework of a political union. These issues deserve to be addressed quickly and with an open mind.  Andreas Theophanous is Professor of Political Economy and President of the Center for European and International Affairs of the University of Nicosia.

LETTER to the Editor There’s but one life and we should make the most of it Having read the detailed letter (Cyprus Mail, February 9) from John Knowles, I feel bound to take issue with him on some of the issues he raises. Reincarnation has been dismissed by many more equally distinguished writers as compared with those who consider it likely. I do not criticise John. I simply disagree with him. He can believe what he likes. For myself, as for countless millions, I am just content to accept there is but one life and that we should make the most of it while we are here. The questions of out-of-body and near-death experiences have long been set aside by the vast majority of specialist neuro surgeons who recognise the occurrence as being caused by rogue electrical manifestations in the brain. As for the JB Rhine experiments with

Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) I can assure John these are possible to replicate perfectly by any competent magician to a degree which will astound a lay observer. I know that John sells Tarot type cards and books and sincerely believes in this kind of character reading, but they have as much credibility as aura colour analysis - which is without doubt total hocus pocus. As a long time Associate Member of London’s Inner Magic Circle and with 70 years active practice in magic I know very well that virtually all the so-called inexplicable phenomena linked with mind reading, ectoplasm production, ghostly sightings, voices from the dead, medium performances et al, can all be faithfully reproduced by a thorough understanding of the myriad tech-

niques involved. One only has to have access to The Magic Circle’s library of many thousands of volumes covering every conceivable aspect of matters of mystery to discover and realise that although people desperately wish to be convinced, their convictions are by and large unhappily baseless. There is for example, a ten thousand pound prize waiting in an escrow account to be claimed by anyone who can definitively prove genuine ESP or mind reading expertise, not down to coincidence or chance, but subject to exhaustive and meticulous non-negotiable scrutiny by an expert panel. Over decades that prize has yet to be claimed. Clive Turner, Paphos.

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River Phoenix rises again as final movie is finished Director uses some voiceovers to fill gaps By Mike Collett-White AMERICAN actor River Phoenix has returned to the big screen 20 years after his death after Dark Blood director George Sluizer salvaged the footage of his incomplete 1993 film and filled in the gaps with voiceovers. Phoenix was considered one of the most promising performers of his generation before he died suddenly of a suspected drug overdose aged 23, ten days before shooting on Dark Blood was scheduled to finish. British actor Jonathan Pryce, who starred alongside Phoenix and Judy Davis in the story of a couple who get lost in the American desert, said he had no reason to suspect the young star was taking drugs during six weeks of filming together. “I found him a remarkable young man,” Pryce told reporters after a press screening in Berlin. “I can’t believe now looking back that he was only 23 at the time, a kind of old head on young shoulders. He was absolutely delightful and wonderful to work with. “In all the weeks we were together in Utah ... at no time did I experience him using drugs or abusing drugs in any way, shape or form. I’m not a drug user myself but I’d have known. It was a

Gone but not forgotten: River Phoenix was considered one of the most promising actors of his generation before he died suddenly of a suspected drug overdose aged 23, ten days before shooting on Dark Blood was scheduled to finish time in his life when he was very committed to not using drugs. I loved him a lot and I love his memory.” In Dark Blood, Phoenix plays Boy, a disturbed young widower of Native American extraction, who rescues wealthy couple Harry and Buffy, played by Pryce and Davis, when their vintage Bentley breaks down in the middle of the desert. Fearful of the forbidding landscape of scrub and canyon and the fierce heat, the couple are relieved, and Buffy is initially attracted to the dark, brooding loner who

lives in an isolated wooden shack on the top of a hill. But their unease begins when he shows them a candle-lit bunker carved into a canyon where he believes he and a mate can be saved from the end of the world, and that unease turns to fear when he refuses to take them to the nearest town. The fact that Dark Blood was ever made is a minor miracle in itself. In 1999, Sluizer discovered the film reels were about to be destroyed by the company that insured the movie and so flew from the Nether-

lands to Los Angeles just in time to rescue them. In 2007 the Dutch filmmaker, who is now 80, suffered a serious illness and so decided to try and finish what he had started. He estimated that 25 per cent of the footage was missing, and sound and image often did not match. Sluizer was forced to adjust his script to fit what he had, and to add voiceovers explaining the gaps in the action, but the overall effect is surprisingly coherent. Whether wider audiences will be able to watch the

completed film remains to be seen, with Sluizer yet to cut a deal with the company controlling the rights. “They are very tough,” he said. “They are billionaires, money market people apparently who by mistake I would say have in their stock ... a film, and they don’t care about movies and they don’t care about culture, they care about money.” He did, however, have the blessing of members of the Phoenix family, which includes River’s younger brother and fellow actor Joaquin.

Prince headlines Montreux Ke$ha drank her own urine jazz with pricey concerts By Stephanie Nebehay PRINCE returns to the Montreux Jazz Festival in July to give three concerts at the 47th edition, the first after the death of founder Claude Nobs, organisers said this week. The American singer and musician is booked to give three shows on July 13, 14 and 15, the Swiss festival said in a statement. “Groovy, funky and the undisputed master of improvisation, Prince’s performances are all unique and unpredictable,” it said of the 54-year-old viewed as a pioneer of online music distribution and maverick in the business. Prince first appeared on the famed Montreux stage in 2007, then showed up at 3 a.m. to jam with his band at a late-night jazz cafe along Lake Geneva. He gave two back-to-back shows on the same night in 2009, drawing fans from across Europe for a rare appearance on the continent. Tickets go on sale this morning, at a whopping 175 Swiss francs ($190) standing and 395 francs for a seat. “We consider him one of the headline acts,” festival spokeswoman Emilie Loertscher told Reuters. The rest of the line-up will be announced on April 18. Nobs, who founded the Montreux Jazz Festival nearly 50 years ago, died in January at age 76 after several weeks in a coma following a skiing accident. The Swiss impresario immortalised by rock group Deep Purple as ‘Funky Claude’ in the song Smoke on the Water, lured the biggest stars of the music world including Miles Davis, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin to the annual event.

The singer performed the act on her new MTV reality show

SINGER Ke$ha has sampled her own pee on her new MTV reality show, Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life, after being told that it had health benefits - but quickly found she didn’t like the taste. Speaking to BBC Radio 1, she said: “I was told drinking my own pee was good, I was trying to be healthy. “Somebody tried to take my pee away from me and I said, ‘That is mine!’ So I snatched it up and took a chug and it was really gross, so I don’t do it anymore.” The 25-year-old singer has previously revealed her tendency to urinate in unusual places. Last year, the singer posted a picture on Twitter of herself peeing in the street and blamed heavy traffic for her emergency toilet break. She tweeted: “pee pee on the street. PoPo come n get me if u can find meeee. I blame traffik (sic)”. Ke$ha also said she met fellow singer Lily Allen while they were both urinating in a sink at the 2010 BRIT Awards.

Hugh Jackman’s father is his hero HUGH Jackman’s father is his hero. The 44-year-old Australian actor says he is driven by his dad’s strength and commitment to raising five children alone after his mother walked out on them to start a new life in England when Hugh was just eight years old. He explained: “My dad went off to England to bring her back, but by this point she was married to someone else, with a kid. It was really complicated. So when Dad arrived back - not three weeks later, as planned, but five days later - I just knew. I was old enough to go, ‘This is not happening.’ “My father could only come to one school sports game a year because he had five kids, and on Saturday he had to shop. If my father was there, it would be 50 per cent greater. Having his approval is something that still drives me.” Hugh, who has adopted children Oscar, 12, and Ava, seven, with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, says he chose to devote himself to his father’s conservative Protestant church as a teenager and although he is no longer particularly religious, he is grateful for the safe haven it offered him from his family troubles. The Les Miserables star added in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter: “I was involved with so many things in the church. It was my social group. It was where I met girls. It was sort of my life out of school. Then around 16 or 17, I started questioning. ‘How come all these nonbelievers are going to hell?’

Jessica Alba’s ‘dream’ Oscars JESSICA Alba felt like she was “dreaming” when she first attended the Oscars. The 31-year-old beauty who has daughters Honor, four, and 18-month-old Haven with husband Cash Warren - can still remember the surreal experience of being at the Academy Awards for the first time in 2008 and thinks being pregnant on the red carpet made the ceremony even more enjoyable. Speaking at the grand opening of the Tommy Hilfiger West Coast Flagship on Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles, Jessica told BANG Showbiz: “My first time at the Oscars I literally felt like I was in a dream the whole time. “At the same time I was pregnant with Honor, my first daughter, so that was awesome and memorable. I was thinking the whole time, she’s going to have these pictures of her at the Oscars. Sort of.”

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Top chipmaker Intel plans a new internet TV service TV stations had to change passwords on equipment connected to the US’ EAS

Password failure to blame for TV hoax A HACKER infiltration of the US emergency broadcast system on TV stations in at least four states came down to the fact that the stations had failed to change factory default passwords, broadcasters said this week. The Monday attacks, which broadcast bogus warnings that the United States was under attack by zombies, prompted the government to order television stations to change passwords on the equipment that connects them to the nation’s Emergency Alert System, or EAS. The FCC would not comment, but in an urgent advisory sent to television stations on Tuesday the agency said: “All EAS participants are required to take immediate action.” It instructed them to change passwords on equipment from all manufacturers, making sure that gear was secured behind firewalls and to also inspect systems to ensure that hackers had not queued “unauthorised alerts” for future transmission. While a zombie hoax appeared to be innocuous, the fact that hackers could easily broadcast an emergency message showed that they might be able to wreak havoc with more alarming communications. “It isn’t what they said. It is the fact that they got into the system. They could have caused some real damage,” said Karole White, president of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Two stations were attacked in Michigan, in addition to several in California, Montana and New Mexico, according to White. A male voice addressed viewers in a video posted online of the bogus warning broadcast from KRTV in Great Falls, Montana, a CBS affiliate: “Civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from the grave and attacking the living.” The voice warned not “to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are extremely dangerous.”

Service to vie with Amazon, Apple and Google By Noel Randewich and Ronald Grover TOP chipmaker Intel Corp plans to launch an internet television service this year with live and on-demand content, entering a hotly-competitive race as its core PC business erodes. Shifting into an unfamiliar and potentially costly market in which Intel lacks experience and relationships, Erik Huggers, vice president and general manager of Intel Media, said he is negotiating with content providers. He said hundreds of Intel employees and their families are already testing a set-top box the company will sell as part of the service. Intel’s move puts it into competition with heavyweights like Apple, Amazon and Google that believe the $100-billion cable television ecosystem is ripe for change. The chipmaker plans to offer consumers smaller bundles of content than those currently offered by cable operators, Erik Huggers, vice president and general manager of Intel Media, told the AllThingsDigital “Dive into Media” conference on Tuesday. Asked if Intel has inked any content deals, Huggers said he is working with providers and is confident Intel will have a compelling product to launch this year. “We have been working for (the past) year to set up Intel media, a

Intel’s plan, if successful, would go further than products currently offered by Apple, Amazon and Netflix, by offering live programming as well as on demand content new group focused on developing an Internet platform,” Huggers said. “It’s not a value play, it’s a quality play where we’ll create a superior experience for the end user.” Intel has struggled to get its virtual television service off the ground due to unwillingness on the part of major media content providers to let the company unbundle and license specific networks and shows at a discount to what

cable and satellite partners pay, according to sources. Silicon Valley has been taking aim at the US cable television market - dominated by major distributors such as Comcast and DirecTV Group and programme makers like Walt Disney Co and Time Warner Inc. Technology companies see opportunities due to reasons ranging from shifting viewer habits to mounting programming costs.

Super luxury handset launched A LUXURY, hand-made mobile phone was launched this week with an eye-watering five-figure price tag. Vertu’s Ti is a titaniumcased, sapphire crystalscreened Android smartphone that will set back the discerning punter up to £14,200. It is the latest high-end phone by the British company, formerly part of Nokia until it was sold to private equity outfit EQT last year. It hit the headlines in 2002 offering a £15,000 Nokia phone available in 18-carat gold, white gold and top-ofthe-range platinum cases. Perry Oosting, Vertu’s president and chief executive, said: “Vertu has pioneered and led the luxury mobile phone sector since we began in the late ’90s and the great depth of our knowledge and experience can be seen in Vertu Ti. There is nothing else like it.” Prices for the handset start at £6,800, for the Titanium

Prices for the Vertu Ti start at £6,800 for the Titanium Black Leather model Black Leather model, rising to £14,200 (16,500 euros) for a version in red gold. Each one is hand-made and signed by a single craftsman at the company’s factory in Hampshire. Its specifications put it alongside most other smart-

phones on the market, with an eight megapixel rear camera with flash, a 1.3MP frontfacing camera and 64MB of internal memory. The company claims its 3.7in sapphire crystal screen is “virtually scratch proof” and tested to be four times stronger than other smartphones against impacts. It also claims its titanium case is around five times stronger than other smartphones. Vertu has expanded on its concierge service that was available on previous handsets through a special button. It would allow wealthy users to call their own personal operator and ask for anything, from local information to a table at an exclusive restaurant. The “Vertu key” on the new handset includes this, but adds a 24/7 service, including Vertu Certainty, which “helps protect the device, its data and, where necessary, the customer”.

Intel’s plan, if successful, would go further than products currently offered by Apple, Amazon and Netflix by offering live programming as well as on-demand content. “There is an opportunity to offer a bundle that can be curated by the consumer, an opportunity to create smarter bundles,” Huggers said. Intel’s set-top-box will also have a camera that could be used to automatically steer

content and ads toward specific users. “There’s a scenario where the TV recognises that it’s you and says ‘Hey, I know what you like. I know what you want to watch’, versus the environment we’re in today where the TV literally is not interested in you at all,” Huggers told Reuters In an interview. Some media executives are sceptical that Intel will be able to convince content providers to agree to terms that are attractive enough to make its service viable. Analysts, on the other hand, see Intel’s leap into Internet TV, along with its growing focus on smartphones and tablets, as a way to diversify beyond the slowing PC market. Huggers said in the interview that Intel employees are testing the device’s user interface, sound and picture quality and other features. “We’re actively testing it in the field with employees. It’s not the final product, but it’s certainly functional,” he said. Industry insiders have said Apple may unveil a TV-based device that has the potential to shake up the cozy television content and distribution industry the way the iPod and iPhone disrupted music and mobile content. Sources say Apple, which already sells a $99 set top box called Apple TV that streams Netflix and other content, is in talks with providers but it is unclear how much headway it has made. Huggers previously worked at Microsoft and the BBC, where in 2007 he launched iPlayer, an online service letting viewers catch up with programmes they missed on regular television. “The model we envision is a model where live television and catch-up television live in the same paradigm,” Huggers said.


Dolly’s death raised fresh controversy about cloning

Death of first cloned sheep In 2003, Dolly, the world’s first cloned sheep, was put down, aged about six and a half years, as she was suffering from progressive lung disease. The first mammal cloned from an adult cell saw scientists replace the nucleus of a Finn Dorset sheep egg cell with that from a parent cell, then implant the resulting embryo into the womb of a surrogate sheep. As the normal life expectancy of a Finn Dorset is about 12 years, Dolly’s early death raised new controversy about cloning.



Lifestyle A logical sequel: Spock in Star Trek Into the Darkness


From post-Twilight teenagers to silver-haired cinema-goers, Charlotte O’Sullivan scouts the next generation of movie gangs and the releases that they won’t want to miss


ILM tribes with dedicated followers have long been in existence. But times and tastes are changing. And Hollywood is now having to raise the bar to cater for powerful new gangs. The over-sixties and teenage girls, for example, wield serious clout. The Motion Picture Association of America reports that movie attendance across all age groups dipped in 2011 – except for those who were 60 and older. It has been estimated that a third of Hollywood productions are now made with this demographic in mind. Young women, meanwhile, ensured that Twilight Breaking Dawn: Part 2, The Hunger Games and Snow White and the Huntsman were among the top 15 highest-grossing films of last year, worldwide. Then there are females in search of a giggle. They’re a gold-mine. As Meryl Streep recently pointed out during an awards ceremony celebrating women in film, a “little” comedy such as Bridesmaids offered “pure profit” for the studios because movies aimed at women often cost a fraction of what the big tent-poles cost. The financial risks are greater when it comes to literary adaptations, CGIenhanced spectaculars and modern sci-fi. But as shown by the records broken and Academy Awards won by series such as The Lord of the Rings, the rewards are po-

tentially huge. The latest wave of tribes leaves some film fans behind. History buffs in search of well-acted drama don’t have much to look forward to this year (Lincoln? Sorry, people, that’s your lot). But the new groups on the block are thriving. In fact, they’re spoilt for choice.

FUNNY WOMEN FANS This group may have an allnew fondness for gross-out toilet gags but in other ways they’re old-school, tickled by the kind of scenarios that used to feature in the Seventies American TV comedy Rhoda. The latter’s heroine was not appealing because she had a pretty face or super-duper hairdo. She was cool because she was rawly human. And because she was played by a talented comedienne. What’s so funny about female comics? As far as these viewers are concerned: everything. DVD essentials Sightseers (two words: Alice Lowe); Bridesmaids Must-see movies Identity Theft - Bridesmaids’ brilliant big-mouth, Melissa McCarthy, plays the identity purloiner in question, who throws the life of a staid businessman called Sandy (Jason Bateman) into crisis. The police won’t bring this woman to justice, so Sandy decides to do the

job himself. Needless to say, she’s way more than he can handle. The Heat - McCarthy (again). She and Sandra Bullock play chalk and cheese FBI officers in The Law, a comedy from Paul Feig. McCarthy is the rogue element, Bullock the perfectionist (think Zero Dark Thirty’s Maya, played for laughs). Look out for a guffaw-out loud moment involving Spanx. Girl Most Likely - Kristen Wiig, who co-wrote and played the lead in Bridesmaids, is the playwright who - aged 30 - realises she’s gone from hero to zero. After she gets dumped by her boyfriend and he fails to fall for her fake suicide bid, she returns to her New Jersey home, where her gambling addict mother (Annette Bening) awaits. Best of the rest Admission; In a World

THE SCI-FI SNOBS Once upon a time, all a sci-fi feature needed was a frowning man in a Lycra onesie. Those days are gone. This lot would rather eat their own vomit than watch something such as Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). What they seek are projects with excellent production values, quirky, “proper” actors and directors with indie pedigree. And plots as much concerned with alienation as alien nations. They want the universe on a plate,

basically, and Hollywood is doing its best to oblige. DVD essentials Prometheus (they weren’t sure about the film but loved Michael Fassbender as dapper robot David); Looper Must-see movies Star Trek into Darkness - JJ Abrams stays for the second instalment of the reboot, with Benedict Cumberbatch as Starfleet renegade John Harrison, out to destroy London and spook Captain Kirk. Damon Lindelof (co-creator of TV series Lost) helped write the script. Elysium - Think Metropolis with huge guns. It’s 2159: the rich thrive on a pristine space station while the poor die slowly on planet Earth. Matt Damon is an ex-con who wants to shake things up, while Jodie Foster is the government official who wants to stop him. The writer/director is Neill Blomkamp (of cult thriller District 9 fame). Pacific Rim - Guillermo del Toro’s long-awaited giant monsters vs robots extravaganza, which he claims was inspired by Goya’s painting, The Colossus. Jaegers - aka robots controlled by human pilots – must defend the earth from Kaiju, dinosaur like monsters that erupt from the sea. Idris Elba - as Stacker Pentecost - thinks his elite forces can “cancel the apocalypse”. Can an untested trainee (played by lovely Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi) save the day?

damsels. They may have a weakness for love triangles, hairless pecs and having enemies (including the majority of male movie critics) but without them a franchise such as The Hunger Games would not exist. They identify with resourceful, rather than macho, heroines and just as important - appreciate a good soundtrack. They are (almost) women. Hear them roar.

DVD essentials The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2; The Hunger Games Must-see movies The Host - Set in the future, it’s based on Stephenie Meyer’s post-Twilight novel and is about an attempt to save planet Earth from emotion-crushing aliens. Saoirse Ronan plays Melanie Stry-

Best of the rest Oblivion; After Earth; Gravity; Ender’s Game

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Taking aim at the Twilight generation: Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in The Hunger Games

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Mischief maker: Melissa McCarthy stars in Identity Thief

der, impregnated by an alien soul, or host, called Wanda but determined to fight back alongside human lover Jared (pretty Max Irons). Meanwhile, Wanda falls for a guy called Ian (the even prettier Jake Abel). Hi-concept or highly suspect? Either way, with brilliant, stern, Irish “It” girl Ronan in the lead, it’s likely to be gripping. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - Lily Collins is

Clary, an apparently ordinary teen who discovers she is a Shadow hunter, a half-angel, half-human warrior. Demons want to take over the world, Clary holds the key to survival. Among her friends and foes, you’ll see Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Twilight’s Jamie Campbell Bower. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - The second part of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian adventure gets the big screen

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treatment. Still reeling from their surprise victory at the Games, Katniss and Peeta (Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson) are forced to go on a Victor’s Tour but sense that rebellion in the districts is growing. Then it’s time for the 75th annual Hunger Games. Let the blood-letting – and sexual tension - begin. Best of the rest B e a u t i f Creatures;Byzantium; Bling Ring

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THE BLOCKBUSTER BOFFINS This bunch love the classics but are not purists. They want to see great literature combined with the most expensive, cutting-edge technology. The mass slaughter of mythical creatures is welcome but not essential. Ditto sex. What this refined breed yearn for, above all things, is a lofty-themed, out-of-thisworld “event”. DVD essentials The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; Life of Pi Must-see movies Cloud Atlas - An adaptation of David Mitchell’s novel from Lana and Andy Wachowski. The story spans various continents and eras (including the South Pacific in 1849 and Korea in 2144) and stars Tom Hanks and Halle Berry as star-crossed lovers determined to meet again. The Great Gatsby - Baz Luhrmann tackles one of the most nebulous novels of the 20th century, with the help of his Romeo + Juliet muse, Leonardo DiCaprio. Carey Mulligan plays tantalising, unreliable Daisy Buchanan, while

Hear our voices: Vanessa Redgrave as a terminal cancer victim joining the OAPZ choir

Hotel; Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Must-see movies Song For Marion - Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) has terminal cancer and - much to the horror of her introverted husband, Arthur (Terence Stamp) – a yen to sing. She’s part of a senior, non-professional choir called the OAPZ, led by chirpy twenty something Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton). The group want to take part in a national

competition and Marion helps get them through the first stage with her rendition of True Colours. Can Elizabeth help Arthur find his voice? Robot & Frank - It’s the near future and ex-convict Frank is suffering from the early stages of dementia. His son buys him a robot (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard) to help Frank cope with life, and man and machine bond. Almost too well. Soon Frank and Robot become partners in crime, helping alluring,

sardonic librarian Susan Sarandon to foil a tycoon’s plans. Last Vegas - Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline head off for a bachelor party in Sin City. Douglas has described this as an “alter kaker Hangover” (alter kaker is Yiddish for old fart). It features a party, a funeral and a Madonna impersonator. Best of the rest A Late Quartet; August: Osage County

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What’s on


(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 Rio Limassol: 25871410 Rio Paphos: 26-207000

NICOSIA A Good Day to Die Hard (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.30, 8 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 3.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 5.30, 8 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 11.10am, 1.20pm and 3.30pm Upside Down (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.25, 7.50 and 10.05pm, weekends also at 3.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 5.25, 7.50 and 10.05pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.25pm and 3.30pm Love in the End (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) (in Greek) at 5.30, 8 and 10.05pm, weekends also at 3.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) (in Greek) at 5.30, 8 and 10.05pm, weekends also at 11.10am, 1.20pm and 3.25pm. Argo (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 7.45pm

Gambit (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 3.20pm Sammy’s Great Escape (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 3.20pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) (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 Faust (in German, with Greek subtitles) Cine Studio, Sunday at 8pm, Thursday and Friday at 9pm, presented by the Friends of the Cinema Society. Tel: 96-420491,

Rio 1 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 3.30 and 5.30pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.30, 8 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 3.30pm Upside Down (N/A) Rio 5 at 10pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.25, 7.50 and 10.05pm, weekends also at 3.30pm Love in the End (N/A) Rio 2 (in Greek) at 7.45pm, weekends also at 6pm; Rio 4 (in Greek) at 10pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) (in Greek) at 5.30, 8 and 10.05pm, weekends also at 3.25pm Argo (12) Rio 6 at 8 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 3.30 and 5.45pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45pm The Impossible (12) Rio 5 at 7.45pm, weekends also at 3.20 and 5.30pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.10pm

The Impossible (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.50 and 10.10pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 10.10pm

Wintertochter (in German, with English subtitles) Cine Studio, Monday at 9pm, presented by the Friends of the Cinema Society. Tel: 96-420491,

Anna Karenina (K) Rio 3 at 7.35 and 10pm, weekends also at 5pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7.30 and 10.10pm

Anna Karenina (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7.30 and 10.10pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 7.30 and 10.10pm.

Short Films from the Drama Film Festival Cine Studio, Tuesday and Wednesday at 9pm. Tel: 96420491

Gambit (K) Rio 4 at 7.45pm

Flight (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.15pm

LIMASSOL A Good Day to Die Hard (15)

Flight (18) Rio 2 at 10pm

Finding Nemo 3D (K) Rio 2 (in Greek), weekends only at 2.30 and 4.20pm

Anna Karenina (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7.30 and 10.10pm

Argo (12) Rio 4 at 7.30 and 9.45pm, weekends also at 3pm

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

Flight (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.15pm

The Impossible (12) Rio 5 at 7.30 and 9.45pm

Faust (in German, with Greek subtitles) Rio 5, Monday at 8.30pm, presented by the Limassol Cine Club. Short Films from the Drama Film Festival Rialto Theatre, Wednesday and Thursday at 8.30pm. Tel: 7777-7745

LARNACA A Good Day to Die Hard (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.30, 8 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 3.30pm Upside Down (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.25, 7.50 and 10.05pm, weekends also at 3.30pm Love in the End (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) (in Greek) at 5.30, 8 and 10.05pm, weekends also at 3.25pm

Sammy’s Great Escape (K) Rio 4 (in Greek), weekends only at 2.30, 4.15 and 6pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 3.20pm

Argo (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45pm The Impossible (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.50 and 10.10pm

Gambit (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 3.20pm

Anna Karenina (K) Rio 6 (in English) at 5pm (weekdays only), 7.30 and 10pm; Rio 5 (in English), weekends only at 5.15pm; Rio 4 (dubbed into Russian) at 5.15pm

Sammy’s Great Escape (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 3.20pm

Flight (18) Rio 2 at 9.45pm

Hotel Transylvania (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.25pm, weekends only at 3.20pm The Skin I Live In (in Spanish, with Greek subtitles) Larnaca Municipal Theatre, Thursday at 8.30pm, presented by the Larnaca Cinema Society. Tel: 99-658831, 99-462903.

Gambit (K) Rio 2 at 7.30pm, weekends also at 5.30pm Sammy’s Great Escape (K) Rio 5 (in Greek), weekdays only at 5.30pm, weekends only at 3.30pm Finding Nemo 3D (K) Rio 7 (in Greek), weekends only at 3 and 4.30pm


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (12) Rio 6, weekends only at 4.30pm

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

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

Upside Down (N/A) Rio 3 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends also at 4pm

Short Films from the Drama Film Festival Rio Cinema, Tuesday at 8.30pm. Tel: 99-521620

Love in the End (N/A) Rio 7 (in Greek), weekdays at 5.45, 7.30 and 9.45pm, weekends at 6.15, 7.45 and 9.45pm

listings Today Music Rigolleto - The Met: Live in HD Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera of New York in high-definition. February 16. Rialto Theatre, Limassol. 7.55pm. €20/15. With Greek and English Subtitles Tel: 77777745. Vassilis Kazoulis Popular Greek singer performs live. February 16. DihoRock, 1 Apodimon Square, Lympia, Nicosia. 10.30pm. Tel: 99-463699

Theatre Trelantonis Stage 018 of THOC presents a classic work of Greek literature by Penelope Delta. February 6 until February 23. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Saturday February 16 & 23 at 6pm and Every Sunday at 10.30am. In Greek. Tel: 22-864300 Pinocchio Theatre Maskarini unique adaptation of well-known tale. February 16 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 Are You Afraid of the Dark? A play aimed to help children to

overcome their fears, based on Jill Tomlinson’s fairytale. February 16. Casteliotissa Hall, old Nicosia. 5pm. €5 for children/€9 for adults. In Greek. Tel: 99-358663/99-621669

Tomorrow Music Ethnic Night at Windcraft A night with ethnic music, including traditional pieces and original compositions in an improvisatory style. February 17. Windcraft Music Centre, 27 Xanthis Xenierou, Nicosia. 9pm. €6 (includes drink). Tel: 99-549141/99-808835. info@

Theatre In the Land of Peter Pan The Puppet Group of Satiriko Theatre presents work by James Barry. February 17 until April 28. Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre, 11 - 15 Vladimiros Kafkarides Street, Aglantzia, Nicosia. Every Sunday at 10.30am. In Greek. €10. Tel: 22312940/22-421609

the Cancer Patients Support Group and Archangel Michael’s Hospice. Tel: 99-387311or e-mail,

C House Lounge Café, 33 Neas Engomis, Nicosia. Chocolate shows from 5.30pm-8.30pm followed by chocolate tasting at 8.30pm. Tel: 22-269600


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. www.

Exhibition Etching, Printing and Poster Exhibition Group exhibition featuring content of a cultural and political nature. Opens February 18, 7.30pm 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

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: 10am1.30pm. Tel: 99-311225



Katsarida Pocket musical combining physical theatre with stand-up comedy. February 18-19. ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation, 64, Ay. Omoloyites Ave, Nicosia. 9pm. In Greek. €15. Tel: 99-201959

The Grönholm Method The New Stage of THOC presents a play by the Catalan playwright Jordi Galcerán Ferrer. Until February 23. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Wednesday through Saturday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 77-772717


Other Events

Other Events

Health & Well Being Festival Exhibitors plus free lectures, workshops and fitness classes. February 17. Aloe Hotel, Paphos. 10am to 6pm. €2 with proceeds going towards

Love at first… Bite Chocolate week, marvel at chocolate sculptures, watch chocolate cooking demonstrations and taste a variety of exciting new flavours. February 12-17.

Antigone THOC presents Sophoclean tragedy directed by Despina Gatziou. Until February 23. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Wednesday through Saturday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-864300 Isadora Duncan Satiriko Theatro presents play by

Thanasis Theologis based on the life of the famous dancer. Until February 24. Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre, 11-15 Vladimiros Kafkarides Street, Aglantzia, Nicosia. Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 6.30pm. In Greek. €15/10. Tel: 22312940/22-421609 Nursing Home the Cherubim Theatre Anemona celebrates its tenth anniversary with comedy by Nearchos Ioannou. Until March 17. Anemona Theater, 7 Archagelou Street, Latsia, Nicosia. Every Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 8pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-573031 Sheer Madness Popular Cypriot actor and director Loris Loizides returns with an adaptation of one of the longest-running non-musical 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 The Children of Cain Theatro Ena presents the psychological thriller by Andreas Thomopoulos. Until March 31. Theatro Ena, 4 Athinas Avenue, Nicosia. Every Friday

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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

Exhibition Mindscapes Solo painting exhibition by Thekla Papadopoulou. Until February 28. Gallery Kypriaki Gonia, 45 Stadiou Street, Larnaca. 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: MondaySunday: 10am-7pm. (except on bank holidays). Tel: 22-128157 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, (Medieval Castle Area), Limassol. Tel: 25-342123.

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Next Week Other Events Drama in short Five months ago the Drama International Short Film Festival in Greece wrapped its 35th edition by bestowing a slew of awards on local and international talent. Next week, those awarded shorts travel to Cyprus for a series of screenings in Nicosia, Limassol and Paphos. With the aim of supporting and promoting the production of short films, the Short Films Festival first opened its doors in 1978, but for Greek films only. Following an encouraging start and growing enthusiasm from fans and critics alike, it turned international in 1995. Eight years later, it was recognised by the European Film Academy (EFA). For nearly a decade, Drama has taken its short films on the road to many cities in Greece and Cyprus, but also to cities abroad with large Greek communities, such as cities in Egypt and Germany. On Tuesday and Wednesday, a selection of the winning shorts will be screened simultaneously at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol and at the Cine Studio of the University of Nicosia and the Rio Cinema Paphos. A total of 16 shorts will be screened over two days. On Thursday, the films will hit the road once more for a final screening at the Rialto Theatre; just eight out of the 18 films will be screened in Paphos

on Tuesday. A few shorts worthy of a mention are the winner of the Golden Dionysus Award for Best Fiction Film, Chamomile by Neritan Zintziria. In the film, viewers see an elderly, black-clad woman walking on a snowy mountainside, as she attempts to bury her husband. Winner of the Sokratis Dimitriadis Award in the ‘Greeks of the World’ section was Ghost in the Machine by Oliver Krimpas. Told like a fairy tale, Ghost in the Machine follows an overweight teenage farm girl looking for romance and independence away from her bullying father. She finds love where she least expects it: in the form of a talking tractor. Alexandros Chantzis won the Silver Dionysus Award for Best Fiction Film: Chelsea-Barcelona, which follows two friends as they watch the Champions League semi-final between Chelsea and Barcelona in 2012. Another short to look out for is the winner of the Dinos Katsouridis Newcomer Award. In Fokion Bogris’ Family Tree, an intense day in the life of three people, taking place in a degraded Athens suburb, unfolds before our eyes. Drama’s Festival Travels Screenings of awarded short films from the Drama International Short Film Festival in Greece. February 19: Rio Cinema Paphos, 130 Alexandrou Papagou Street. 8.30pm. free. Tel: 99-521620 February 19-20: Cine Studio, (University of Nicosia), 46 Makedonitissas Avenue. 9pm. Free. Tel: 96-420491 February 20-21. Rialto Theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. free. Tel: 77-777745. E-ticket:

A collection of award-winning shorts: (above) Chamomile by Neritan Zintziria, winner of the Golden Dionysus Award for Best Fiction Film

Tomorrow Other Events Live your life to the full Little changes to your daily routine could make a huge difference to your life. Tomorrow, In Any Event is bringing together the top experts in the health and wellness fields for an all-day, all-ages exhibition. Taking place at the Aloe Hotel in Paphos, the festival combines an exhibition of handpicked companies showcasing products and services that support healthy living, running alongside a robust programme of seminars, workshops and lectures. Put your mind and body on the same page - at-

tend a guided meditation workshop, learn the truth about diet and exercise, and take control of your life, your goals and future prosperity. With over 40 exhibitors at the Health & Well Being Festival, you’ll discover many ways to help you live life to the full. There is an entrance fee of €2 which will get you into a draw. Further draw tickets can be purchased for just €1, with the proceeds going to the Cancer Patients Support Group and Archangel Michael’s Hospice. Some of the lectures and workshops to look out for include a demonstration on minimising the appearance of facial lines with hyaluronic acid. From facial fillers to getting to know yourself, Carol Page will be giving a workshop entitled, Know Yourself: Meet your Soul Mate, where one can learn the first and most vital step

Classical music’s rising stars align The Pharos Arts Foundation is organising a recital with not one, but two artists, widely considered to be the most promising young talents of their generation. Wednesday’s recital sees South Korean violinist Hyeyoon Park accompanied by Armenian pianist Nareh Arghamanyan for an exciting concert at the Shoe Factory in old Nicosia. Twenty-year-old Park’s rise to stardom has been rapid. She has dazzled audiences with her concerto performances and has performed with Lars Vogt, Daniel Hope and Paul Watkins, amongst many other internationally-famed artists. Frequently praised for her radiant stage presence, she is also widely acclaimed for her vivid personality. Since her debut at the age of nine with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, she has performed with many leading orchestras. In 2009 she won two special prizes at the 58th ARD International Music Competition in Munich. At just 17 years she became the youngest ever winner in tthe history of the competition. That was follow followed by the London Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2011, and most recently she was awarded the 2012 London Music Masters Award – a triennial trie prize given to only three vviolinists in the world. Park n not only received £10,000 but also invitations to play at tthe g a Wigmore Hall and give concerto with the Lo London Philharmonic Orchestra. Orc Park will team up with Arghama Arghamanyan, who in recent yyears has been quietly building an internation international reputation. Argha Arghamanyan has won an im impressive number of awa awards. After triumphing iin the Montreal In International M Music Com Competitio tion in 2 2008 at in attracting one’s meant-for companion. Igor Faskevich will be giving a lecture on membrane plasmapheresis in different diseases and conditions - removing viruses and cleansing the blood. As we get older, most of us will suffer from arthritis in varying degrees. Arthritis cannot be stopped, but it can be slowed. Learn how to understand and resolve arthritis naturally, working with the cause of this disease as well as easing the symptoms. Those suffering from weight problems should not miss the lecture on surgery for obesity, as well as a broader description of various types of surgery available. Looking to stop smoking? Try the new fad - the electronic cigarette. Christian Everett will be giving a lecture on how e-cigarettes work and their health benefits.

the age of 19, she has been steadily performing throughout Europe and in North America. Born in Armenia, she has played the piano since the age of five. By the time she was eight, she began her studies with Alexander Gurgenov at the Tchaikovsky Music School for Talented Children in Yerevan. In 2004, she was the youngest student to be admitted to the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where she studied with Heinz Medjimorec and chamber music with Avedis Kouyoumdjan. Since 2010, she continues her piano studies with Arie Vardi in Hannover. In their duo recital, the two young musicians will play Beethoven’s Spring Sonata, Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Piano and Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No 2. The recital will end with Karol Szymanowski’s 3 Myths for Violin and Piano Op 30, which is based on characters from Greek mythology. Seats are limited, so it is advised you book yours to avoid any disappointment. Violin & Piano Recital Pharos Arts Foundation presents a recital with pianist Nareh Arghamanyan and violinist Hyeyoon Park, with works by Beethoven, Ravel, Szymanowski and Prokofiev. February 20. The Shoe Factory, 304 Ermou Street, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €20/15. Tel. 22-663871/ 70-00-9304. www.

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Health & Well Being Festival lus free lectures, Exhibitors plus workshops and fitness classes. 7. Aloe Hotel, Paphos. February 17. m. €2 proceeds going 10am to 6pm.

For a full listing of the day’s events, see facing page


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Television CYBC 1 08.00

Oikogeneia Solomou (rpt) Local series with events unfolding in a Cypriot village before and after the Turkish invasion of 1974.


CYBC 2 07.00 08.00


Moiraia Fengaria (rpt) Paizoume Kypriaka Local game show, asking questions having to do with Cypriot dialect.


Kaftes Piperies (rpt) Cookery show.

14.00 14.30

News Me Kali Parea Vivian Kanari hosts new show featuring a mix of news, information and live music.


Vimmata Stin Ammo (rpt)

18.30 18.50 19.00 19.20 21.00

News Ego Ki Esi


O Daskalos (rpt)

20.00 21.30

News Savvato Ki Apovrado

Local comedy series. Local two-part sketch.


02.45 04.45

News Tete A Tete (rpt) Savvato Ki Apovrado (rpt) Me Kali Parea (rpt) More Repeats

Shown till 12.30, then repeated till midafternoon.


FILM: Johnny Kapahala: Back On Board

Candid Camera News In English New In Turkish NRG Zone Weekend FILM: Hocus Pocus

23.25 00.10 02.20

07.30 08.00 08.50 09.40 10.30 11.20 12.10 13.50 15.10 17.30

Album Show Repeats Euronews

Danda Yia Oles Tis Douleies (rpt) Cheek To Cheek (rpt) Men Kai Den (rpt) San To Skilo Me Ti Gata (rpt) 40 Kimata (rpt) Super Babas (rpt) O Tzitzikas kai o Mermyngas (rpt) Tychi Vouno (rpt) O Polemos ton Astron (rpt) Yia Tin Agapi Sou Niose Me (rpt) Ekeino to Kalokairi (rpt) With News at 18.00.

18.30 20.20 21.30 23.00

Vals Me 12 Theous News Eksairetika Afieromeno FILM: The HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy An ordinary man is hurled into an intergalactic adventure when the Earth is destroyed, accompanied by his best friend who turns out to be an alien. Sci-fi comedy, starring Martin Freeman. 2005

Ghost Whisperer (rpt) Fifth and last season of paranormal drama. ‘Dead Air’. Melinda helps Ned as he tries to stop a vengeful ghost after the Grandview radio station broadcasts the humiliating secrets that led to his death..

Variety show, with wellknown guests pretending to have a good time for the benefit of You At Home.

23.30 23.45 00.45


Three witches are accidentally resurrected by a teenager and cause mayhem in modern-day Salem. Supernatural Disney comedy, with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. 1993.

Two episodes of local period drama, based on true events.

18.00 18.15

NRG Zone Kids’ TV

A teenage snowboarding champion travels to Hawaii for his grandfather’s wedding, and helps save the family surf shop. Comedy sequel to Johnny Tsunami, starring Brandon Baker. 2007.

Local drama series.



00.05 00.20 01.00 01.40 02.40 03.50 04.40

News Sports News Vradi Me Ton Petro Kotsopoulo Blackout Mavros Okeanos (rpt) News Eftychismenes Meres (rpt)

MEGA 07.00 09.40 10.00 10.30 11.20 12.10 13.00 15.30 16.30

Proino Mou (rpt) Kids’ TV Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes Klemmena Oneira (rpt) Proino Mou (rpt) Chuck Mousiko Kouti Live (rpt) Master Chef (rpt) Epta Thanasimes Petheres (rpt)

SIGMA 05.20 07.00 08.30 10.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00

Oi Vasiliades (rpt) News Anonymous


Local satirical show.

22.20 00.00 00.10

Mousiko Kouti - Live News FILM: Anaconda 3: Offspring A scientist working in a millionaire’s secret lab performs experiments on two giant predatory snakes - then, when the creatures escape and go on the rampage, enlists the aid of a mercenary to try and kill them. Monster movie, starring David Hasselhoff. 2008

01.40 02.20 03.20 04.00 04.30 05.00 05.40

Big Bang (rpt) Eheis Meson (rpt) Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes (rpt) Patir, Yios Kai Pnevma (rpt) Oi Afthairetoi O Ios Tou Patera (rpt) Ta Epta Kaka Tis Moiras Mou

Oi Takkoi (rpt) Zoi Podilato (rpt) Hua Mulan Mes Stin Kala Hara Oikogeneiakes Istories (rpt) Efta Ouranoi kai Synnefa Alites (rpt)

07.50 12.05

Local drama series.


13.00 13.40 15.10

The Cooking Factory (rpt) Annita SoS

20.15 21.20


Pame Paketo (rpt) Popular talk-show, that deals with human interest stories such as reuniting people, fulfilling dreams and connecting individuals who want to correct past mistakes in their lives.

17.30 19.00

News FILM: French Kiss


A woman travels to Paris to try and stop her fiance from leaving her, and gets mixed up in a French jewel thief’s criminal caper. Romantic comedy, starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. 1995.


23.50 23.55 00.40 04.00


News Istories Tou Astinomou Beka (rpt) Mes Stin Kali Hara (rpt) Magazino (rpt)

Mila (rpt) Exelixeis Sti Showbiz Greek FILM: O Papatrehas Comedy, starring Thanasis Vengos. 1966.

Exelixeis Sti Showbiz Cold Case (rpt) Third season. ‘Colors’. Rush and Jeffries investigate a 1945 case involving baseball star Clyde ‘the Glide’ Taylor, who was subjected to a violent attack following a game and beaten to death with his own bat.

Las Vegas (rpt) Drama series focusing on a security team at a large casino.

Kids’ TV LTV Sports News (rpt) Star News Fotis - Maria Live Best Of Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of Stin Kouzina Me Tin Dina (rpt)

CAPITAL 07.00 11.45 12.15 13.25 15.20 15.35 16.05 16.10


18.00 18.55 19.05 19.55 20.05 21.00


Icon Second-part of thriller, starring Patrick Swayze.

Vathi Kokkino Kostakis Ki Yioi LTV Sports News Star News Repeats

Remington Steele News Acapulco HEAT News O Anthropos Tis Thalassas FILM: Black Knight an employee in a Medieval World amusement park, sustains a blow to the head, and awakens to find himself in 14th century England. Comedy, with Martin Lawrence. 2001.

Greek drama series.

23.30 00.10 01.05 01.40

Kids’ TV Kouzina Me Apopsi Telemarketing Greek FILM: Oikogeneia Horafa Mila Mou Prasina Kouzina Me Apopsi News FILM: The In-Laws Right before his daughter’s wedding, a mild-mannered foot doctor discovers that his new in-laws are international smugglers. Comedy, starring Albert Brooks. 2003. With News at 17.30.

Cooking show, with helpful tips on eating well and nutrition. Hosted by Dina Nikolaou.

With News at 18.00.

With News at 18.00.

18.40 20.20 21.10



FILM: Replicant A cop on the hunt for a serial killer teams up with a clone of his intended prey - but the double proves unpredictable. Thriller, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. 2001.

Puss in Boots (Novacinema2, 12.20)

01:25 The Weakest Link 02:10 EastEnders 02:40 Doctors 03:10 Last Man Standing 04:00 Robin Hood 04:45 Live At The Apollo 05:30 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 06:15 The Weakest Link 07:00 Little Prairie Dogs 07:10 Nina and the Neurons 07:25 Gigglebiz 07:40 Forget Me Not Farm 07:55 Me Too! 08:15 Little Prairie Dogs 08:25 Nina and the Neurons 08:40 Gigglebiz 08:55 Forget Me Not Farm 09:10 Me Too! 09:30 The Weakest Link 10:15 Doctor Who 11:00 Doctor Who Confidential 11:10 Last Man Standing 12:00 Full Circle With Michael Palin 12:50 Dinnerladies 13:20 As Time Goes By 13:50 Fawlty Towers 14:20 Last Of The Summer Wine 14:50 Casualty 15:40 EastEnders 18:10 My Family 18:40 The Weakest Link 19:25 Doctor Who 20:10 Last Man Standing 21:00 Live At The Apollo 21:45 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 22:30 Luther 23:20 Ideal 23:50 Getting On 00:20 Twenty Twelve 00:50 Last Man Standing

07:00 How It’s Made 07:25 Twist The Throttle 08:15 Fifth Gear 09:10 Mega Builders 10:05 Mighty Ships 10:55 Deception With Keith Barry 14:30 Extreme Engineering 15:25

You Have Been Warned 16:20 Dirty Great Machines 17:15 Fast N’ Loud 18:10 Texas Car Wars 19:05 Mythbusters 20:00 How It’s Made 21:00 Auction Hunters 23:00 Costa Concordia: The Whole Story 01:00 Body Invaders 01:55 Auction Hunters 03:50 Costa Concordia: The Whole Story 04:50 How It’s Made 05:15 Jesse James Outlaw Garage 06:05 Mega Builders

09:30 Ski Jumping: World Cup Germany 10:30 Winter Sports: Ski Pass 10:45 Alpine Skiing: World Championship Austria 12:00 Ski Jumping: World Cup Germany 12:45 Cross Country Skiing: World Cup Switzerland 14:15 Alpine Skiing: World Championship Austria 15:15 Biathlon: World Championship Czech Republic 17:45 Ski Jumping: World Cup Germany 19:45 Winter Sports: Ski Pass 20:00 Snooker: Welsh Open Un. Kingdom 00:00 Ski Jumping: World Cup Germany 01:00 Biathlon: World Championship Czech Republic 02:00 Snooker: Welsh Open Un. Kingdom

05:40 Tough Love Miami 06:30

Desperate Housewives 10:20 Modern Family 11:10 Last Man Standing 12:00 Happy Endings 12:25 Don’t Trust The B...In Apartment 12:50 Masterchef 14:30 The Listener 18:30 Who Do You Think You Are 19:20 Tough Love Miami 21:00 Once Upon A Time 21:50 Revenge 22:40 Raising Hope 23:05 New Girl 23:30 Glee 00:20 Bones 04:25 Modern Family 05:15 Melissa & Joey

07:15 Gossip Girl 08:00 Friends 08:30 Big Bang Theory The 09:00 According To Jim 09:55 Two And A Half Men 10:45 Bones 11:30 Mentalist The 12:30 Hawai Five 13:15 Closer, The 14:15 Fringe 15:00 Necessary Roughness 18:00 Five Days 23:45 Weakness 01:30 St. Elmo’s Fire 03:30 Supernatural

07:30 Hollywood Buzz 08:00 Mumford 10:00 Greenberg 12:00 Yogi Bear 13:30 Double Jeopardy 15:30 The Fighter 17:30 Action Zone 18:00 Deception (2008) 20:00 Ltv Sports News 21:00 Sleepless In Seattle 23:00 Groupie 00:30 Hustler Tv 02:45 True Crime 05:00 Elder Son, The 06:30 Ltv Sports News

08:15 Dragonslayer 10:00 Action Zone 10:30 Flipped 12:30 Operation: Daybreak 14:30 Underbelly Files - The Man Who Got Away 16:15 Peggy Sue Got Married 18:00 Ticking Clock 20:00 Eye Of The Dolphin 22:00 Just Go With It 00:05 Daring! Tv 04:05 Incendiary 05:45 Secret Pact, The

07:00 Kids TV 13:40 Max Adventures 14:05 2011 Figure Skating Championships 16:00 Planet Speed 16:30 2011 World’s Strongest Man 17:00 2011 American Le Mans Series 19:00 Liga Bbva 201213 21:00 Liga Bbva 2012-13 (Live) 23:00 E-60 00:00 Planet Speed 00:30 Liga Bbva 2012-13 02:30 Three For The Show 03:30 Nba 2012-13 (Live) 06:00 E-60

05:40 Meskada 08:05 First Daughter 09:10 To Tango Ton Christougennon 10:55 Cine News 11:35 12 Dates Of Christmas 13:05 Jumping The Broom 15:00 Ncis 16:40 Cine News 17:30 Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 19:05 Monte Carlo 22:00 Chronicle 23:35 The Avengers 02:05 The Following 02:55 Death Race 2 04:35 Strange Crime

an Tour Africa Open Sdd 19:30 Nhl: Dallas Stars At Vancouver Canucks 22:00 Tba 06:45 The Beaver 08:15 Cine News 08:55 Manhattan Murder Mystery 10:50 Beastly 12:20 Puss In Boots 13:55 My Life So Far 15:30 Thor 17:30 Mad On Novacinema 18:10 Love And Other Impossible Pursuits 20:00 Five Minarets In New York 22:00 Dream House 01:55 The Ides Of March 03:40 Underworld: Awakening

05:00 Paranormal Activity 3 06:30 Breaking Wind 09:55 Cine News 10:35 Doctor Dolittle 12:05 Captain America: The First Avenger 14:15 Love To Kill 15:50 Hanna 17:45 Certain Prey 19:20 The Hit List 21:00 Page Eight 22:45 Cine News 23:00 Love Crime 00:55 Cine News 01:30 Adult Zone 03:10 The Ward 04:40 Choose

05:05 La Fille De Monaco 06:45 The Client List 08:20 Les Emotifs Anonymes 09:40 Hop 11:20 Melancholia 13:40 Alfie 15:30 Mpilompa 17:15 Beginners 19:05 Welcome To The Sticks 21:00 Treasure Buddies 22:40 Le Divorce 00:45 My Future Boyfriend 02:05 Hud 03:55 Room In Rome

06:00 Only Hits 11:00 Pure Local 12:00 MTV World Stage 13:00 McCafé Music Project 13:30 MTV VHI Pop up Video 14:00 MTV Daria 14:30 MTV Daria 15:00 MTV Crash Canyon 15:30 MTV Crash Canyon 16:00 MTV Mission Lydia 16:30 MTV Everyday Girls 17:00 MTV Movies & Stars 18:00 Only Hits 19:00 2012 UK Hosted Countdowns 20:00 Pure Local 22:00 Only Hits 00:00 S7S Lockdown Top10 00:30 MTV Party Zone 04:00 Only Hits 05:00 Pure Local

01:30 Courtside Jones 02:00 Big Ten Wrestling Iowa At Illinois 04:00 Sports Unlimited 05:00 Nhl: Dallas Stars At Vancouver Canucks 07:30 Courtside Jones 08:00 Feherty Graeme Mcdowell 09:00 Golf Central International Sdd 09:30 Being John Daly - The New John Daly 10:00 Being John Daly - Aloha, Pga Tour 10:30 Golf Now – New York City 11:00 Tba 13:00 Golf Central International 13:30 Nhl: Dallas Stars At Vancouver Canucks 16:00 Europe-

07:00 , The Swan 08:45 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn10:15 Travels With My Aunt 12:05 In This Our Life 13:40 Ivanhoe 15:25 Texas Carnival 16:40 , The Biggest Bundle Of Them All 18:30 Kismet 20:25 Agatha 22:00 Cat On A Hot Tin Roof 23:45 Captains Courageous 01:40 Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid 03:35 , The Naked Spur 05:05 Mr: Imperium 06:30 TCM Presents Under the Influence: John Leguizamo

By Preston Wilder

Eye of the Dolphin (LTV3, 20.00) What would you say to a dolphin, if you could communicate? Dogs are easy; you can ask why they keep fetching sticks, or engage them in a deep conversation on the evil nature of cats - but dolphins live in the sea, which is handy for combating shark attacks but limits the options for general chit-chat. Angry teen Carly Schroeder is ‘troubled’, at least she goes to the Bahamas to live with the father she never knew; Dad studies dolphin communication - but it’s Carly who turns out to have a knack for talking with the smiley cetaceans, so much so that Dad is initially upset. “I forbid you from having any more contact with that dolphin!” he says hilariously, trying to play the heavy

father - but dolphins are wise, and can help Dad out when his research operation is threatened by a tourist attraction. Flipper-y family fun, with Jane Lynch (of all people) among the cast; maybe she can entertain the dolphins with her “Know what I had for breakfast? Cocaine!” speech from Role Models. Made in 2006.

Chronicle (Novacinema1, 22.00) Did you follow our advice last night? Did you refrain from watching The Devil Inside? If you did (and even if you didn’t), here’s your reward - a similar but far superior entertainment, sci-fi rather than horror but sporting the same grungy ‘found-footage’ look. Andrew (Dane DeHaan) is a high-school kid with problems, a

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dying mother and a drunken, abusive father - so Andrew starts filming everything, initially as a weapon against his dad, and is still filming when he and two friends explore a strange cave in the woods during a late-night party and discover they’ve become ... well, superheroes. The boys develop special powers, like telekinesis and the ability to fly, and have fun playing football up in the clouds - but Andrew’s personal issues soon lead to more sinister thoughts, turning him from superhero to incipient supervillain. A very clever low-budget film which also makes a virtue of the found-footage gimmick, the tunnel-vision of holding a camera rhyming with the tunnel-vision that leads to megalomania. Good stuff; made in 2012.

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







1 Language of cockney wife? (5) 2 Model short-time worker was allowed (7) 3 Ruler of the waves perhaps (5) 4 Admitted that everybody was in debt (7) 5 In the main curiously bring upon oneself (5) 6 Scandinavian wearing no make-up (9) 10 One who is overfond of this drink (9) 13 Concede again unfortunately am tired (7) 15 Musical arrangement in decline (7) 17 Some copper dubiously concealed (5) 18 A rind developed at the lowest point (5) 20 I leave the smallest room with an indication of vacancy (2,3)

Rating EASY

1 Still in production (12) 7 End of a computer device? (8) 8 Found at the heart of Dounreay? (4) 9 Net gain (4) 11 Recompensed under age person in a rush (8) 12 Sea-duck’s fancy crest hides nothing (6) 14 Fall in drops from list I’d rewritten (6) 16 Padre has tea without milk and sugar? (8) 19 Wine guys keep down (4) 21 Slight legato effect (4) 22 It is foolish to equip a learner with a song with no accompaniment (8) 23 Neutralising effect of retail representative? (7-5)

Rating HARD






Answers to crossword 2312


CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Mocked; 4 Become; 7 Somerset; 8 Note; 9 Clothes’-sense; 13 Azores; 14 Aerate; 15 Bewilderment; 18 Snap; 19 Veracity; 20 Usance; 21 Wanton. Down – 1 Music; 2 Cameo; 3 Dispersal; 4 But; 5 Conundrum; 6 Moth-eaten; 10 Lazybones; 11 Threw open; 12 Scarecrow; 16 Evict; 17 Try-on; 19 Vee.

QUICK: Across – 1 Septic; 4 Impede; 7 Terminus; 8 Zeta; 9 Distribution; 13 Blouse; 14 Dearth; 15 Go by the board; 18 Abba; 19 Casualty; 20 Fellow; 21 Duster. Down – 1 Sated; 2 Paris; 3 Condiment; 4 It’s; 5 Pizzicato; 6 Detonator; 10 Illegible; 11 Thumbnail; 12 Undressed; 16 Allot; 17 Dryer; 19 Cow.

ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

Emotions are feelings in motion, and today yours seem to be building up rather like a steam train in that they can be used in a constructive manner. If you feel righteous anger, you may decide to do something that could heal the situation, put things to rights and so be able to move on. You can also use this power to achieve a major objective.

Career issues may compete for attention with domestic matters. You may feel the weight of family responsibilities dragging you away from your goals. You might also be in the frame of mind to make a few practical changes that could work for everyone. If the atmosphere at home has been difficult, a decision today could alter things for the better.

You may be considering a change of lifestyle, which you might want to start work on today. As the Moon connects with your home zone, you could be thinking in terms of diet for both yourself and your family, perhaps buying something which helps life domestically, or changing the atmosphere in your abode by decorating or moving things around.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

The Moon in your sign brings you an extra dose of good fortune, which you may be keen to put to good use. You seem ready to change a few things, and perhaps to turn over a new leaf, especially where friendships and relationships are concerned. Yet the Moon also goes face to face with Saturn, so one relationship can surprise or frustrate.

It’s a good day for making plans whether with your partner, business partner or work colleague. As Mars makes an upbeat aspect to Saturn, you may get an intuitive sense of what needs to be done, and then plan to make it happen. Whatever you’re up to today, with application you could make positive strides for a better and happier future.

You may want to make the most of a social connection that seems to hold great potential. As Mars aspects Saturn in your social zone, a meeting may bring up ideas which could be very fruitful. You may want to work in collaboration with this person, as your association together may be positive and dynamic. Things are looking good Capricorn.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

There’s plenty going on in your career zone, with the promise of some interesting developments. As Mars makes a powerful aspect to Saturn, you may get a new contract or be offered other work, or perhaps a promotion that might help you feel much more secure overall. Don’t mistrust your intuition. If you listen to it you’ll be ready with the right answers.

You may be in the mood to make some changes, which could affect either your work, health or both. You may want to splash out on a gym subscription, or perhaps home exercise equipment. Or if you can afford it, perhaps hire a session with a personal trainer. Work-wise, you might be tempted to ask for a pay rise or may be offered extra hours.

This looks like a good day for finances, as you may come up with a plan that not only works for you career wise, but could help you to earn more in general. It may take some application and some working out, but with determination you may be able to turn things around in such a way that the prospect of success seems even closer.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

Don’t stop yourself from going on a social outing if friends invite you. It’s time to overcome any reluctance you feel and get into the swing of things by mixing and mingling. You may feel in an escapist mood and keen to avoid the harsh realities of life. However, today’s powerful aspect may help you move through a problem like a knife through butter.

The Moon in Taurus places the focus on relationships. However, your mood may not be the brightest or the best. You may need to make an effort to be open to other people’s ideas and willing to listen to what they have to say. When it comes to a creative enterprise, you may show a surprising amount of determination to get a project off the ground.

The desire to explore your beliefs and see which work for you may result in a positive outcome today. You may want to harness the power of determination to fulfil your desires. If there is something you want to achieve, it’s a good time to focus on taking that first step after which the result may arrive more speedily than you might imagine.


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99819137. Also available for weddings. SWIFT SERVICE AND REPAIRS air-cons, commercial and domestic fridges and freezers, ice machines, cool rooms, supply and fit 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) 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 information call JIMMYS: 96587137, MELIS: 96547879


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

SERVICES 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. ****************************

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MASSAGE full body relaxing Aromatherapy, my place or yours. Call Lora 99 026488 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.

FOR SALE BUSINESS/ PROPERTY/LAND 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,

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commercial and shopping centres, entertainment enterprises etc. Information: Tel. 22 674338, 99621554 FOR SALE LAND in Anthoupoli (half plot) 288 sq.metres. for information 99621554.

FOR SALE MOTOR VEHICLES TOYOTA IQ 2009. Automatic 1ltre. White pearl, 33.000km. Medium tinted windows, 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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very big veranda, extra room, split units, fireplace, fitted kitchen with all electrical appliance, covered parking. Rent €530 pm. Call Harris 99067198 or e-mail 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. Covered parking. Rent €450/m Please call 99695382 FOR RENT 2 bedroom flat fully furnished in Strovolos area close to Central Bank of Cyprus. Furniture includes 2 double beds, 3 piece suite, dining table, 4chairs. Electric appliances: fridge, microwave, gas cooker, washing machine. A/C in sitting room. Double glazed windows. Connection to internet with cable available. Rent €500pm plus €20 service charges pm. Call 97773358 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, h o b,o v e n ,f r i d g e freezer, fully fitted kitchen, fully furnished ,storage, parking. Rent €750 pm. Tel 99660115 or 99688655. Email victorka- ****************************

seum 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. 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

LUXURY 6 BEDROOM HOUSE IN A QUIET AREA IN LATSIA. The house has been constructed 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. *****************************

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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. 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



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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).

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. 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.

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3. 2 bedr fully renovated semi detached house 120 sq. m, a/c for hot and cold, small yard, FULLY FURNSIHED or not, double glazed windows with aluminum shutters, in a quiet area off Nikis behind Burger King - ACROPOLIS €600 (H2ACS0001-R), (photos in the website).

TO LET NICOSIA 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).

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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA 6. 4 bedrs and sitting room upstairs luxury detached house,380sq.m, central heating, full a/c, marble and parquet floor, big sitting and dining areas, office space, BIG bedrooms (2 en suite) big verandas around the house, 2 covered parking,3 bathrooms,4 wc in a quiet area off Eleonon street, near Pizza Hut – Strovolos €1500 (H4ST10041-R), (photos in 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 neighborhood opposite 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

TO LET NICOSIA 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 foorball stadium. Available END of February Makedonitissa €1500. 9. 4 bedr new luxury detached house build in a big plot of land, central heating, full a/c, 2 bedrs with en suite shower, 4 wc, bathroom with jacuzzi, big open space sitting and dining areas, 330sq.m, big swimming pool 5x10, big garden with grass, big covered patio with bbq area, roller blinds and curtains on all the windows, electrical appliances in kitchen, covered parking, in a quiet neighbourhood off Tseriou avenue. AVAILABLE end of February –Strovolos €1800 (photos in the website). 10. 4 bedr semi detached house with central heating, 4 a/c, 3 wc,

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TO LET NICOSIA 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, aluminum 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. 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, Archangelos – €1100 (H3AR0003-R) (photos in the website)

TO LET NICOSIA 13. 3 bedr ground floor house with big separate 80sq,m room with shower and wc for multi use, central heating independent, full a/c, 2wc, 2 shower,1 bathroom, fully furnished, small garden, bbq area, parking, on a small building in a very quiet area near Agios Vasilios church. Strovolos - €900 - H4ST10028-R (photos on website). 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 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,

TO LET NICOSIA 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 neighborhood park – Platy Aglantzias €2500 (H4AGZ0005R),(photos in the website) For many more properties with photos visit our website at which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225/96422225/96422226,

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TO LET NICOSIA veranda, covered parking, big storage room, on a small 3 storey building in a quiet neighborhood – 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 machine and refrigerator in the kitchen, covered parking, near Metro supermarket – Aglantzia €600 (photos in the website).

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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA network, FULLY MODERN EXPENSIVE FURNISHED, with 46”LCD TV, covered parking, double glazed windows, aluminum 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 €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.

1 bedr cozy luxury a p a r t m e n t ,6 0 s q.m,pa r que t floor, nicely furnished ,all fitted electrical appliances(cooker, oven, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge),roman blinds, provisions for home cinema, big covered verandah, storage heaters, 2 a/c ,covered parking in Dasoupolis near Alpha Mega supermarket and Areteion

TO LET NICOSIA 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 roller blinds and shutters on windows, big sitting and dining room, big bedrooms, covered parking and storage room, in a quiet neibourhood 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 streeet. – 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

TO LET NICOSIA FURNISHED, covered parking off Makarios Avenue in a quiet area near the centre - Nicosia €800 (A2NIC0030-R) (photos in the website) 12. New top quality 2 bedr apartment, 93sq.m+20sq.m veranda, on a small modern building with 6 flats only. Central heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, 2wc, fully fitted kitchen with all the electrical appliances, water pressure system roller blinds and shutters on windows, big sitting and dining room, big bedrooms, covered parking and storage room, in a quiet neighbourhood near Akropolis park. AVAILABLE middle of February.– Acropolis €800 (A2ACS0002-R)(photos in the website) 13. 3 bedr luxury apartment with central heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, parquet floor, big sitting and dining area, big covered veranda, covered parking, storage room, blinds, shutters in the bedrooms, big kitchen with all expensive electrical appliances, off Makarios avenue near the centre – Nicosia Centre- € 800 – A3NIC0025-R (photos on 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.




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TRADITIONAL VILLAGE STONE HOUSE IN APESHIA. Very quiet village, 20mins from Limassol. Road to heritage school/ Troodos. 2 bedrooms, office available top floor with veranda great view of mountains. Small courtyard with trees. Electric solar water. A/C-toilet in main bedroom. Semi/full furnished. Fitted kitchen with electrical appliances, fireplace. Toilet/ shower. €550pm negotiable. Tel 96891800.

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INDEPENDENT 4 BEDROOM HOUSE, 3 upstairs, 1downstairs with w/c-shower suitable for maid. 220sqm in a plot of 400sq.m. with 3w/c a/c units, 2 covered parking, and a big yard, near Foley’s Grammar Limassol. Price €800. Tel 99400462or 99129084. 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 FOR RENT new big furnished studio, in Katraki building, 100 metres from the sea and Debenhams Olympia, in Neapoli area. Price €400 (including common expenses). Tel. 99406415 Andreas, Fax: 25-582963. FOR RENT big 3 bdrm furnished or unfurnished house, with big balcony, big garden, 3 wc, airconditioning, in Pareklisia area, 1000 metres from the sea and beach hotels. Price €800. Tel.

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Advertiser TO LET LARNACA bedroom fully furnished property on gated development in Pyla. Available for immediate occupation. €250.00 Ref. TLL514. Tel 24815926 2. Superior Real Estate Larnaca. 3 bedroom fully furnished villa, available now Oroklini. Ref. TLL523 Please call to arrange a viewing Tel. 24815926 3. –LARGE RANGE OF RENTAL PROPERTIES. From studio apartments to 5 bedroom villa’s for rent, all properties have detailed descriptions, professional photographs. Interactive Virtual/Video Tours. Please visit our website.

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Sport Baghdatis beaten by Dimitrov in Rotterdam By Nemanja Bjedov MARCOS Baghdatis lost to doubles partner Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 7-6(4), 6-7(0), 3-6 in the quarter-finals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam yesterday afternoon. There were no breaks of serve in the first set and it was world number 36 Baghdatis who did exceptionally well to claim the opener in the tie-break, after neither player fired down an ace or fashioned any break point opportunities throughout the set. In the second set there was one break of serve on either side, but this time it was Dimitrov who stayed fo-

cused in the breaker and he brushed the 27-year-old Cypriot aside by not allowing him a single point to get back on level terms and force a decider. The Bulgarian, a rising star nicknamed ‘Baby Fed’, then continued to build on his momentum and broke Baghdatis early in the third set to jump out to a 3-0 lead and eventually served the match out after more than two and a half hours at the Ahoy Rotterdam Indoor Sporting Arena. In other news, Rafael Nadal beat world number 140 Joao Souza in straight sets at the Brazil Open as he continued his comeback from a serious knee injury. The Spaniard, 26, won 6-3 6-4 in his opening singles match in Sao Paulo,

having played one doubles match before withdrawing to protect his knee. Nadal had few problems seeing off Souza, and the 11-time Grand Slam champion then took on Carlos Berlocq in the early hours of this morning. “I was more or less OK - I’m in a process of recovery,” said Nadal. “The important thing is to have regularity, to be able to compete. I am confident that with the days and weeks, I will regain what I am missing.” Nadal was looking to build on his first tournament in nearly eight months last week in Chile. He came through three singles matches before losing to Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos, in Sunday’s final.

The Cypriot lost to doubles partner Grigor Dimitrov

Broad beaming after huge win Hales, Lumb in record opening stand


ENGLAND’S Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad was buoyant after watching his side crush New Zealand by 10 wickets to clinch a 2-1 series win in Wellington. After a forgettable outing in Hamilton last time out, the tourists were back to their very best as they limited the Black Caps to 139 for eight after winning the toss. Alex Hales (80 not out) and Michael Lumb (53no) then knocked off the runs with aplomb, sharing nine sixes in their 12.4 over assault. Broad, understandably, was a happy skipper. “I can’t remember a much more powerful performance from an England side,” Broad, who excelled with three for 15, told Sky Sports. “It was key for us to reclaim some confidence here. We bowled well and held our lengths early and the way we chased down those runs was pretty spectacular. “There was no panic button pressed (after the second match). We had a bad day but that can happen in sport. “We worked on the areas

Swedish rookie plays on through spider bite By Amlan Chakraborty

England’s Alex Hales (right) and Michael Lumb combined for 143 runs – England’s best ever opening partnership in the Twenty20 format we thought needed improving and today we came and put it right. “We were on song today.” Broad has little time to digest the win before heading back to the ranks for the first one-day international on Sunday.

“We came here to win all the series and this is a great start for us,” he said. “It’s a quick turnaround but I’m sure we’ll be fully switched on for that. “We want to win all three series and we’ve ticked one of them off.”

Hales, whose stand of 143 with Lumb was England’s best-ever opening partnership in the format, praised the attack for teeing up victory. “I thought our bowlers were outstanding from the start,” he said.

“They never let them get away from us and made the batsmen’s job very easy. “I’m happy I managed to contribute. In Twenty20, once you get away you can get into a stride and if you back yourself you can really take a bowler down.”

DANIELA Holmqvist performed emergency surgery with a golf tee to extract potentially fatal spider venom from her leg before going on to complete her round in a qualifying event for the women’s Australian Open in Canberra. The 24-year-old Swede was on the fourth hole at the Royal Canberra Country Club when she was bitten by what she suspected to be a black widow which resulted in immediate swelling. Instead of seeking medical attention, Holmqvist treated herself and went on to card a round of 74 that was not enough to qualify for the LPGA Tour event. “I cut up the swelling with a peg and squeezed out the poison,” the golfer wrote on her blog on the Swedish Golf Federation website. “My ‘operation’ was quite well done, but not well enough that I should quit as a golfer and look into medical school,” she quipped. “They bandaged the wound, which will be supervised in the near future. If the leg is starting to feel weird, it’s apparently straight to the doctor, ‘without passing go’,” the Ladies European Tour rookie added.

LeBron’s record streak ends Frustration follows in wake of Flawless Kuchar takes as Heat silence Thunder Australia’s ‘blackest day’ control at Riviera LEBRON James continued his sizzling form with 39 points in the Miami Heat’s 110-100 win over theOklahoma City Thunder but missed a late three-pointer to bring his record scoring streak to an end. James became the first NBA player to score 30 points while shooting 60 percent in six straight games on Tuesday but was unable to extend the record to seven against the Thunder, his percentage dipping to 58 on 14-for-24 shots. With the NBA approaching the mid-season All Star break, James passed the 30-point mark for the seventh game in a row and also had 12 rebounds and seven assists in the Valentine’s Day showdown between last year’s NBA finalists.

IT was dubbed the ‘blackest day’ in Australian sport but one week after a government report said doping was widespread among professional athletes, frustration and anger had replaced soul-searching as the prevailing mood. The incendiary report, the result of a year-long probe by Australia’s top criminal intelligence unit, said it had found evidence of performance-enhancing substance abuse across several sports and increasingly dangerous links with criminal figures. Anger that names were not named in the report and the scandal therefore tainted all sports in Australia was not long in finding expression.

MATT Kuchar, revitalised after a three-week break, took advantage of ideal early scoring conditions to charge into a one-shot lead in the first round of the Northern Trust Open. With hardly a breath of wind on a glorious morning of unbroken sunshine at Riviera Country Club, the 34year-old American fired a flawless seven-under-par 64 to take control of the PGA Tour event. Kuchar made a sizzling start with birdies on his first three holes and picked up four more to finish one ahead of Spaniard Sergio Garcia, who carded a 65 late in the day as fog began to roll across the course.

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Formula 1 teams in financial survival mode, say McLaren ‘I think it’s going to be tough for some time’ SEVEN of the 11 Formula 1 teams are struggling financially to the extent that they are in “survival” mode, says McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh. Whitmarsh, who is also chairman of the Formula 1 Teams’ Association that represents the majority of the sport’s competitors, said: “It’s tough. “We’re in the world of advertising and you only have to see how advertising is worldwide. The rate card is down. “We have taken some measures, but I think it’s going to be tough for some.” Whitmarsh reckons several teams will find it hard to “have a viable business model for a few years”, while his opposite number at Caterham, Cyril Abiteboul, thinks world champions Red Bull are doing well financially but “everyone else is suffering”. Whitmarsh says much of the present problem is a hangover from the 2008 global financial crisis. Advertising and sponsorship contracts signed before the crash have come to an end. New backers are thin on the ground, while existing ones are not willing to pay top dollar for the privilege of continuing. Formula 1 operates under a Resource Restriction Agreement that limits staffing levels, how much research and development teams can do

McLaren drivers Jenson Button (left) and Sergio Perez pose at the unveiling of the team’s 2013 car and the amount they can spend on external suppliers. But that did not prevent Spanish team HRT from closing its doors at the end of last season. Others are known to be struggling, too. Ahead of this campaign, which starts in Australia on March 17, Caterham and Marussia have had to drop well-regarded drivers who were earning salaries in favour of those who can bring sponsorship. Whitmarsh says one of the problems is that teams do not receive a big enough share of the sport’s total income from the commercial rights holder, the venture capital group CVC, which employs Bernie Ecclestone to run the F1 business.

F1’s income was about £963 million in 2011, the last year for which figures were published. That compares with the £2.6 billion generated annually by the NFL and the £1bn the English Premier League will earn each year from next season from UK TV rights alone. Under the previous contract between the F1 teams, CVC and governing body the FIA, teams shared 47% of the sport’s income. This contract, known as the Concorde Agreement, lapsed at the end of 2012. Under the new deal, which has yet to be signed, reports suggest teams will receive as much as 63% of revenue. In addition, all teams have

concluded new private commercial contracts with CVC, the details of which have not been made public. “Bernie has done a fantastic job for the owners,” added Whitmarsh. “We can criticise him but he’s doing a better job than we are. He’s keeping the money on behalf of his employers. “That money whistles out of the sport and that’s deeply frustrating for some of us in the sport but that’s exactly what he should be trying to do. “If the teams aren’t cohesive enough to work together to secure a larger share of that, then they have to blame themselves.” A sports marketing expert with knowledge of F1, who

did not want to be named, said: “I am not sure if seven teams are at risk but I guess at least half a dozen are likely to be not self-sufficient under the current structure. “The business environment is tough everywhere, not just in F1. “Looking at F1, the acid test should be whether the team is sustainable without support from a shareholder, who are often also sponsors. “If the answer is ‘yes’, then the business is healthy. If not, then teams will still probably survive but not because they are self-sufficient but only because the owners keep them going. If their parent company switched off the tap, then they would not survive.”

O’Brien: still plenty to play for By Duncan Bech

Flanker Sean O’Brien says Ireland can win the Six Nations title despite losing to England last weekend

FLANKER Sean O’Brien insists Ireland must be ready to pounce on any errors by their RBS 6 Nations title rivals when they resume their championship against Scotland. England are in the driving seat following their 12-6 victory in Dublin last Sunday and the only unbeaten team remaining in an unpredictable tournament. The defeat at the Aviva Stadium was deflating for Ireland, who have lost Jonathan Sexton and Mike McCarthy to injury for the trip to Murrayfield, but O’Brien refuses to give up hope. “There’s still a lot to play for. The Six Nations is and it isn’t out of our own hands,” the Leinster openside said. “If we leave ourselves in the best possible shape, there

will be a slip-up somewhere for the other teams down the line. “Anyone can beat anyone on any day. If we leave ourselves in the best possible position, we can do no more than that.” Ireland will also be missing Cian Healy in Edinburgh after the loosehead prop was banned for three matches for his stamp on England’s Dan Cole. Although there is confusion over whether Healy can play for Leinster today, he is definitely unavailable against Scotland and France, subject to any successful appeal. Sexton has a grade two hamstring tear that usually requires four to six weeks to heal, making him a major doubt to face France in the penultimate round of fixtures. McCarthy has damaged

the medial ligament of his right knee and will be in a brace for two weeks, at the end of which his fitness will be reassessed. More positive news was received on the remaining injuries incurred during a brutal clash against England. O’Brien, centre Brian O’Driscoll, full-back Rob Kearney and lock Donnacha Ryan are at varying degrees of fitness, but all should be available to face Scotland. “We’re looking forward to getting back on the horse against Scotland. It’s a good game for both teams,” O’Brien said. “Our errors, as a team and as individuals, stand out from the England game. They cost us. “A few of them happened within minutes of each other and put us under a bit of pressure and they kicked a couple of scores from that.”

Pistorius sobs as court hears murder charge (continued from back page) Athletes, friends and family all expressed shock at Steenkamp’s death. Her uncle Mike Steenkamp said: “It was such a devastating shock that her whole life, what she could achieve, never came to fulfilment. And I’ll just say she’s with the angels. She loved people, she loved everybody.” Steenkamp, a law graduate, began dating the sprinter in November after he split from his long-term girlfriend and high school sweetheart Vicky Miles in the summer. Friends said Steenkamp was “very happy” but there had not been any talk of marriage. It is believed Pistorius told police he had shot his girlfriend after mistaking her for a burglar, while local media reports speculated she may have been surprising him for Valentine’s Day when she was killed. But police confirmed they were investigating reports of a row at the house heard by neighbours. Brigadier Denise Beukes said there were no other suspects and no evidence of forced entry. She added that Pistorius was cooperating with police and having blood-alcohol tests. Nike confirmed it had already demanded one of its adverts with the sprinter accompanied by the tagline ‘I am the bullet in the chamber’ be removed from the runner’s website. Gun enthusiast Pistorius, who made history in London last summer when he became the first amputee athlete to take part in the Olympic Games, appears to have had serious concerns over his safety. He lives on a guarded estate with electrified fences, armed 24-hour guards and manned controlled access. He was said to have a machinegun at home and to sleep with a revolver by his side. Last year he described his fascination for guns and told how he would often use a nearby shooting range at night “when I can’t sleep”. South Africa has one of the world’s highest violent crime rates, with an average of nearly 50 murders a day. However its gun laws are strict, with one regulation stating that anyone with a history of violence may not own a firearm. Questions will now be raised about whether Pistorius’s weapons should have been removed after police confirmed there had previously been alleged incidents of domestic violence at his home. In September 2009 he was also arrested for assault after slamming a door on a woman. Family and friends said it was an accident. Last November, he reportedly “threatened to break the legs” of the friend of a man whom he believed had slept with his girlfriend.


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Sport Stuttgart suffer familiar winter slump By Brian Homewood

Minnows Rayo Vallecano have played some of the best football in La Liga so far this season as they have climbed to sixth in the standings

Rayo aim to storm Real fortress RAYO Vallecano have made a mockery of their financial woes and played some of the best football in La Liga this season to climb to sixth and can test their progress when they take on wealthy city rivals Real Madrid at the Bernabeu tomorrow. A thoroughly deserved 2-1 win at home to secondplaced Atletico Madrid last weekend prompted talk of a realistic chance of a place in Europe next term and enhanced Rayo’s reputation as one of Spain’s ‘giant killers’. The modest club, who are in administration and whose 15,000-seater stadium has only three stands with one

Giant killers want to take famous scalp end used for advertising, are transformed from the side that were mired in the thirdtier in Spanish football between 2004 and 2008. They narrowly avoided relegation last season after coming up from the second division but under the guidance of coach Paco Jemez and fired by the goals of captain Piti and fellow forward Leo Baptistao, they have become a genuine force, with wins at Valencia, Athletic Bilbao and Malaga. “We are now in a situation

where we only have to look forward,” Jemez told a news conference this week. “We are not going to be satisfied with what we have done and we want to continue making history,” the 42-year-old added. “We have to enjoy everything we are doing.” They face a monumental task at champions Real, who are undefeated at the Bernabeu in all competitions this season but have suffered erratic form away from home and are four points behind

Atletico and 16 behind leaders Barcelona. Jemez said Rayo would not be changing their freeflowing playing style, which has drawn comparisons with Barca, and would be going out to enjoy themselves on Sunday night. “We don’t need to be scared in any way, we just have to show what we have been showing up to now,” he said. “We are going to go there without any kind of complex with a lot of desire to enjoy

ourselves and play a good match.” Barca have had a restful week with their Champions League last 16 first leg at Serie A side AC Milan not until Wednesday and can go 15 points clear of Atletico with a win at 14th-placed Granada tonight. Forward David Villa is unavailable after failing to recover from kidney stones, the club said on Thursday. Atletico have won all 12 of their home matches this term but were beaten in their last two away fixtures and play at mid-table Real Valladolid on Sunday evening.

Roma’s transitional period goes on

Once mighty Roma are languishing in ninth place

AS Roma fans may be wondering how much longer their team will be in a so-called transitional period after club president James Pallotta used the dreaded word again this week. The decision to sack coach Zdenek Zeman two weeks ago failed to stop the rot as they lost 3-1 to Sampdoria in their first game under his replacement Aurelio Andreazzoli and they now face the daunting task of taking on Serie A leaders Juventus today. Roma fans had accepted that last season would be transitional under Spaniard Luis Enrique who was hired as coach by the consortium which took over the club in 2011 and was expected to imitate Barcelona’s style. However, the Spaniard quit in the summer and Roma then opted for old romantic Zdenek Zeman, a Czech-born coach known for throwing caution to the wind. True to Zeman’s style, Roma scored freely but also leaked goals at the back, putting everyone’s nerves on

edge and leading to talk of a U-turn as early as November. “I don’t want another year of transition, I’m tired of that,” said stalwart striker Francesco Totti at the time. “We have to follow Zeman and we will come out of this tunnel.” But a 4-2 home defeat by Catania a fortnight ago was the last straw and the club changed direction again, bringing in Andreazzoli on an interim basis. Following Sunday’s defeat at Sampdoria, which left Roma languishing in ninth place with 34 points, club president James Palotta issued a statement which made it clear that the period of transition was still far from over. “As I have said on every occasion we are building an organisation and team that will take some time and that Rome can be proud of,” he said. “In these periods of transition, there will always be cases, in hindsight, we could have made different decisions but I don’t intend to take

those decisions just to satisfy some short-term goals. “I’m disappointed because we would all like to see us quickly getting the results we expected. “But, since becoming president seven months ago, I think we have taken steps forward in many aspects to achieve the long-term results and greatness we all want.” He added: “While we are all not happy with our recent results I have complete confidence in our players and entire staff.” Andreazzoli’s debut was also marked by controversy when Pablo Osvaldo took and missed a penalty even though Totti was the designated taker. Osvaldo’s car was kicked by angry fans at a training session on Tuesday while Totti was criticised by the media for not forcing his team mate to back down. “I would like to say sorry to the fans and I certainly didn’t want to show any disrespect to Francesco,” said Osvaldo later.

STUTTGART have fallen into their traditional winter slump with a run of five consecutive league defeats leaving them closer to the relegation dogfight than the chase for a place in Europe. Coach Bruno Labbadia has been repeatedly let down by his blundering defence and his only crumb of comfort is that tomorrow’s opponents Hoffenheim have even more problems than his own team. Hoffenheim, 16th in the 18team table and occupying the relegation playoff spot, fined goalkeeper Tim Wiese and midfielder Tobias Wies after they were thrown out of a carnival event by security guards for unruly behaviour on Monday. The previous week their Peruvian defender Luis Advincula suffered minor injuries in a car crash, bringing back memories of September’s incident when Boris Vukcevic was left in a coma for eight weeks following a severe crash. Stuttgart, who reached the Champions League round of 16 three seasons ago, had a seven-match winless run between November and February last season, although they eventually recovered to claim a place in the Europa League. “In the last few years, we have got used to going downhill and we know how to get around the situation,” said striker Martin Harnik. This time, with the team languishing in 14th spot and only nine points clear of Hoffenheim, sporting director Fredi Bobic has set them a more modest target of 40 points which would see them finish in mid-table. At the top, the question is when rather than if Bayern Munich will wrap up the title after they moved 15 points clear of second-placed Dortmund. The Bavarians have won all four matches without conceding a goal since the Christmas break and their huge lead is a Bundesliga record for this stage of the season. In all, they have scored 55 goals in 21 league matches this season and conceded a mere seven. “At the moment, the way we’re playing our football looks so easy. But it’s all the product of hard work,” said coach Jupp Heynckes, who will be replaced by former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola at the of the season. “We can still optimise a few things. We have to keep working on ourselves, because there are always things you can make more perfect.” Club president Uli Hoeness said it was too early to celebrate. “There can be no talk of the title race being over,” he said. “There’s no reason for euphoria. There are plenty of games to go and we’re still in three competitions.”

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Russian Europa joy as holders Atletico Madrid left stunned

FIFA plans biological profiling at World Cup

European champions Chelsea win, red-hot Bale scores double for Spurs

By Brian Homewood

By Tom Pilcher RUSSIAN clubs ruled the Europa League roost as Rubin Kazan upset holders Atletico Madrid while Anzhi Makhachkala and Zenit St Petersburg opened up commanding first-leg advantages in their last 32 ties. Rubin’s Gokdeniz Karadeniz scored after six minutes and Pablo Orbaiz struck deep into added time to give the Russians, who played the entire second half with 10 men after Roman Sharonov was sent off, a shock 2-0 win at Atletico. Anzhi beat Hanover 3-1 and Zenit won 2-0 at home against five-time European Cup winners Liverpool while goals from Vladimir Darida, Frantisek Rajtoral and Stanislav Tecl helped unfancied Czechs Viktoria Plzen upset Napoli 3-0 away. Brazilian Oscar spared European champions Chelsea’s blushes late on at Sparta Prague in a 1-0 victory and Gareth Bale continued his remarkable scoring form with two superb free kicks in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 home win over Lyon. Hosts Inter Milan, three time European champions, beat Champions League dropouts Cluj 2-0 with two goals from substitute Rodrigo Palacio. The win was soured by injury-prone forward Diego Milito lasting six minutes and crying as he left the pitch with a knee problem but fellow Argentine Palacio took his place with aplomb. Atletico grew increasingly frustrated in the second half against Kazan and leading scorer Radamel Falcao hit the woodwork as the clock ticked on.

Russian side Rubin Kazan celebrate handing holders Atletico Madrid a first home defeat of the season, while Tottenham’s Gareth Bale (right) hit two brilliant free-kicks to give his side a 2-1 win over French giants Lyon Allowing goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo forward for a lastminute corner could prove fatal for next Thursday’s second leg as Spaniard Orbaiz gleefully slotted into the unguarded net with the home side’s shotstopper at the wrong end of the pitch. “Those who don’t take risks rarely win,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone said after Rubin handed the Spaniards, second in La Liga, a first home defeat of the season while also ending their 12-match home win-

ning streak in Europe. Samuel Eto’o, four-time African player of the year who has won the Champions League three times with Barcelona and Inter, was on target and missed a penalty in big-spending Anzhi’s win at home to Hanover. Hulk’s unstoppable swerving effort from 30 metres broke the deadlock for Zenit after 69 minutes and Sergei Semak poked home three minutes later to break Liverpool’s resistance after the

English club’s striker Luis Suarez had spurned several chances. “If we can get the next goal in next week’s home leg, it can create momentum for us. There’s no way the tie is over,” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers told the club’s website. Chelsea, who dropped into the Europa League after being dumped out of the Champions League as holders in the group stage, flirted with a 0-0 draw until substitute Os-

car’s 82-minute winner shortly after coming on. “Sparta played well which made it good. It was a strange experience and I’m glad we got that one goal at the end,” said Chelsea and Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech, formerly a Sparta player. In the later matches there was a 2-0 win for Basel over Dnipro, while Stuttgart and Newcastle United drew against Genk and Ukraine’s Metalist Kharkiv respectively.

Wenger: Bayern win could be springboard to glory By Jim van Wijk

Arsene Wenger is confident of winning a trophy this season

ARSENAL could have the confidence to go on and win the Champions League if they can knock out German giants Bayern Munich in the last 16, according to manager Arsene Wenger. The Gunners host Blackburn in the fifth round of the FA Cup today, just a few days before the first leg of their European clash against Bayern at the Emirates Stadium. Bayern were runners-up to Chelsea last season and are currently 15 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, having not lost since October 28. They have returned from the winter break with four straight league wins. Wenger feels should his men come through such a challenge, then just like Chelsea, confidence would grow of a first European Cup triumph. “We have a big game on Tuesday against Bayern. If we get past them, then why should we not go further and win it?” Wenger said. “It looks at the start that winning the FA Cup is more reachable than any other competition, but you don’t really know how difficult it will be.

“If you compare it to the Premier League certainly, we have more chances to do it because we are too far away in the Premier League.” Despite the obvious draw of next week’s prestigious European fixture, Wenger maintains his side will be fully focused to see off the challenge of Blackburn and secure safe passage into the quarter-finals of the world’s oldest knockout competition. “The FA Cup is an important target for us. We always take it very seriously, we’re on a good run and we want to continue the run,” said Wenger, whose side have closed back up on the Barclays Premier League top four after back-to-back victories. “We are the favourites, they’re the outsiders, and have nothing to lose. “However, if you look at who is in the squad, many of their players have Premier League experience, that is why they are dangerous.” Arsenal have fitness concerns over England midfielder Jack Wilshere, who went off at Sunderland last week as a precaution over a thigh problem. Wenger said: “I will not take a risk. That is because of the rest of the season in mind and what happened to him before.”

FIFA plans to use biological profiling of players at this year’s Confederations Cup and next year’s World Cup in its efforts to tackle doping, football’s governing body said yesterday. “FIFA is developing plans to introduce this new tool, including a steroid profile through urine and a blood test, for the Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup Brazil, where in and out-ofcompetition tests would be conducted on all participating players,” FIFA said in a statement. FIFA began a pilot project in 2011 to capture players’ individual steroid profile with tests on the participants at the World Club Cup in Japan. It said that 178 out-of-competition tests were conducted in 2011 and 184 at the same tournament in 2012. FIFA added that it was developing the hormonal profiling project, a new initiative in co-operation with the WADA-accredited laboratory in Switzerland. “FIFA was the first international organisation for team sport to start with longitudinal profiles,” said Michel D’Hooge, head of FIFA’s medical committee. “We have been testing this at the World Club Cup in 2011 and 2012, we will continue at the Confederations Cup 2013 with blood testing unannounced at training camps and games. “It’s our commitment to have all players participating at the 2014 FIFA World Cup having biological profiles.” Football has long viewed itself as largely immune from the use of performance enhancing drugs which has badly tarnished other sports such as cycling. However, Arsene Wenger, manager of English Premiership side Arsenal, said last week that the sport needed more blood tests. “It is very difficult for me to believe that at a World Cup, where you have 740 players, you come out with zero problems. Yet mathematically that is what happens every time,” he said. World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president John Fahey met his FIFA counterpart Sepp Blatter on Thursday and said he was satisfied with FIFA’s efforts. “We are very interested in continuing the work on biological profiles,” he said. “WADA is very satisfied with the commitment of FIFA on the biological profiles.” “There is always more which can be done in the fight against doping, but we know FIFA has always been serious in this domain,” he added. “We think the domestic leagues can complement what FIFA is already doing.” WADA registered 28,587 doping samples in football worldwide in 2011 with 119 failed tests.

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Pistorius sobs as court hears murder charge By Benedict Moore-Bridger OSCAR Pistorius sobbed in court yesterday as he was charged with murdering his girlfriend and claims emerged that he shot her four times through a bathroom door after a row. Wearing a dark suit, the South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter buried his head in his hands, wept and shook as prosecutors alleged that he was responsible for the “premeditated murder” of 29-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp (right). She was shot in the head, chest, pelvis and hand only hours after security guards were apparently alerted at their housing complex near

Pretoria when neighbours heard “screaming and shouting”. Pistorius, 26, known as the ‘Blade Runner’, was remandil Tuesed in custody until a magday after Pretoria istrate Desmond Nair yers’ agreed to his lawyers’ one the requests to postpone bail application hearing. He did not enter a ent plea but a statement issued by his fam-ily and Londonbased agent said the charge was disputed “in the e strongest possible terms”. upThe athlete was supked ported in the packed courtroom by his d father, brother, sister and

who placed his hands on the athlete’s back as he hung his head, while Nair told him to “calm down and take a seat” g charge of muras the single re out. der was read n He will now be held in the city’s Brooklyn jail Na said he did after Nair wan there to be a not want percep perception of “preferentia treatment” for ential the star. Pros Prosecutors are set to oppose bail for Pistorius, and f if found guilty of m murder he faces a automatic life an sentence of at least 25 years. Y Yesterday’s he hearing came as it e emerged that

security guards were alerted at the Silver Woods Country Estate in the hours before the fatal shooting. Neighbours had complained about “shouts and screams” during an argument between the couple. Police then rushed to the property after the shots were heard at around 3.30am. Steenkamp was found slumped in the bathroom. Paramedics tried to revive her but she was pronounced dead. Pistorius was arrested at the property, while police also seized his 9mm pistol. News of the killing stunned the world, with Steenkamp’s parents said to be ‘hysterical’ with grief. TURN TO PAGE 29

Despair: Oscar Pistorius breaks down as he stands in the dock accused of the ‘premeditated murder’ of his girlfriend

Role reversal as wealthy City take on fallen giants Leeds Weekend focus turns to FA Cup By Toby Davis


HEN Manchester City last met Leeds United in the FA Cup, the fixture pitted a team flying high in the top flight and one who had fallen on hard times and slipped out of the game’s elite. Tomorrow, the sides will meet again in the fifth round (4pm), and while the narrative remains the same, the roles of the two protagonists have been turned on their head. Thirteen years ago, Leeds, on their way to a third-place Premier League finish, won 5-2 in a fourth-round stroll against a City side who had just been promoted to the second tier of English football having diced with financial meltdown. Now the boot is on the other foot and City are rolling in Middle-Eastern wealth and fighting for a second consecutive Premier League title while Leeds are watching the pennies and trying to plot a route back to the top division. The differing paths the teams have taken since they were both established members of English football’s elite in the late 1960s and 70s is a reminder of how financial misjudgements

Roberto Mancini’s men, who face Leeds on Sunday, lifted the famous old trophy in 2011. The roles of the two protagonists have been turned on their head since they last faced each other in the competition and high-stakes gambles can bring down even the biggest clubs. Leeds, three-time league champions, were flying when David O’Leary took them to the Champions League semi-final in 2001 with an expensively-assembled side that included £18 million defender Rio Ferdinand. The club took out large loans based on hopes of continued Champions League football and when they failed to qualify the next season, their problems

spiralled and they were relegated in 2004. Three years later they fell into the third tier. City’s demise from league champions in 1968 and FA Cup winners the following season was more drawn out. Twice relegated from the top flight in the 1980s and once in each of the preceding two decades, 18 different permanent managers - seven in the 80’s alone - occupied City’s hotseat after 1979.

Their darkest hour came in 1998 when they too were relegated to the second division, or third tier of English football. Unlike Leeds, however, there was a happy ending to their tale of woe as they rose from the ashes to become world football’s richest club under Abu Dhabi stewardship that culminated in their first Premier League title last season. City’s current title campaign has faltered, though, and it is unclear whether

manager Roberto Mancini sees the Cup as an unwanted distraction or an opportunity to return to winning ways with their league challenge falling away in recent weeks. The Italian has promised to ring the changes having seen his team slip 12 points adrift of Manchester United at the top of the table following a 3-1 defeat by Southampton last weekend. Talking about his preparations for the Cup clash,

Mancini said: “I will change players. I only want players who are ready for the fight in the last 12 games. I am very angry with a lot of my players and very disappointed at the performance against Southampton, because it is impossible to play the way we did.” The previous round of the Cup underlined the difficulties in store for Premier League clubs who choose to rest players against lower division teams hungry to cause an upset. Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City, Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa all made changes for their fourth round matches last month and were dumped out by lower league clubs. Holders Chelsea were held to a draw at third tier Brentford and will play their fourth round replay tomorrow (2pm) while other clubs are involved in fifth round clashes. In the pick of the other ties, Arsenal host Blackburn Rovers today (5pm) while Everton travel to Oldham Athletic (8pm) who embarrassed Liverpool in the previous round. The only all-Premier League tie pitches Manchester United against Reading at Old Trafford on Monday (10pm) with the hosts lifted by their 1-1 draw at Real Madrid in Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 first leg.

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2013 February 16

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