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Murder, arson, robberies up Police: too many people taking the law into their own hands By Poly Pantelides

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URDERS, arsons, robberies and blackmail all increased last year compared to 2011 with serious crime on an upward trajectory since 2009, the police chief said yesterday. But there was a record low in road deaths, while break-ins and thefts were also down, the chief, Michalis Papageorgiou said during a media briefing of how the force did in 2012. Last year, 18 people were murdered with the police solving 11 of those cases, a noticeable hike from 2011 when eight people were killed and only three of those cases were solved by the police. The chief said that six murders in 2012 were the result of arguments, while he attributed five to differences among members of the underground. The chief became animated when talking about the murders over arguments and family differences. “Several Cypriots have become ill-tempered, they have become aggressive, arbitrary, they have become violent [people] who easily take the law into their own hands,” Papageorgiou said. “Financial interests often become more important than life itself,” he added. “Why?” Papageorgiou said that the debt crisis, which started being felt in 2009 coincided with a rise in serious crime as numbers began to climb in that year. In 2009 there were 7,094

cases of serious crime known to the police, and 7,977 last year. The jobless rate has also been rising during the same period. Robberies and blackmail climbed to 173 last year but only 70 have been solved, compared with 137 in 2011, out of which 58 were solved. Arsons – which Papageorgiou said were crimes of intimidation driven by financial reasons –increased by almost 29 per cent in a year, from 163 in 2011, to 210 in 2012, but only 24 were solved last year versus 18 in 2011. The chief blamed an inadequate system that makes it hard for people to get the money owed to them as the “operative factor” leading to an increase in robberies and blackmail. But “despite what is publicly heard,” breakins have been reduced by 12.6 per cent, going down from 3,379 in 2011 to 2,954 in 2012, though only about 32 per cent were solved in both years, the chief said. A number of police campaigns have been urging people to be careful to protect their homes, and install security measures. Other thefts were down from 1,687 in 2011 to 1,548 with the police solving more cases last year when they crossed 532 thefts from their to-solve list. A total of 53 per cent of perpetrators caught last year were non-Cypriots. “Though we are not and cannot be against a multicultural society, we demand from Cypriots and

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The new Korean ambassador to Cyprus Gil-sou Shin (pictured above) presented his credentials at the Presidential Palace yesterday along with new ambassadors from Bosnia– Herzegovina and Kazakhstan, respectively, Branko Kesic and Bolat Nurgaliyev (PIO)

Probe ordered into leak at Central Bank By George Psyllides POLICE said yesterday they were investigating the leak of confidential information from the Central Bank, which reportedly concerned the European Central Bank’s (ECB) decision to cut emergency liquidity assistance to Cyprus if no memorandum was agreed by January 20. Police chief Michalis Papageorgiou said they had received written instructions from the attorney-general to investigate a complaint filed by the Central Bank concerning the leak of sensitive information. “It is a serious case according to the correspondence we have received and our aim is to conclude (the investigation) as soon as possible,” Papageorgiou

said. Opposition daily Alithia suggested that the investigation was undertaken at the behest of ruling AKEL, in a bid to put main opposition DISY leader and presidential frontrunner Nicos Anastasiades on the spot. DISY was aware of the European Central Bank (ECB) decision to turn off the taps of emergency liquidity assistance to Cyprus banks if no memorandum was agreed by January 20. On November 16 Anastasiades penned a stern letter to President Demetris Christofias, asking him to assume his responsibilities and warning him that if he allowed the economy to collapse he would not be just politically responsible, but could also face charges of criminal negligence.

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The independent republic of India is born as the new president replaces the King as head of state and a new constitution is adopted.

Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash yesterday carried his threat of elections in the north, a step further by announcing members of the constituent assembly had unanimously decided to hold them on June 23. He said a resolution to this effect would go to the assembly for approval.

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38 years ago, Sunday January 26, 1975 Britons living around Kyrenia are included in a general curfew from 4am today when the Turkish Cypriot administration starts a census. An official said yesterday the main aim was to discover how many people are in the north following the massive exchange of Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot populations since the island was invaded last July. The census would identify industrial and agricultural resources.

1998 President Clinton denies allegations he had an affair with 24-year-old intern Monica Lewinsky and rejects accusations he asked her to lie under oath.

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58 years ago, Wednesday January 26, 1955 Eleven school boys and seven school girls aged 15 to 18 came before the Famagusta court yesterday charged with taking part in an unlawful procession at Yialousa in the Karpass area last December. They all apologised and pleaded guilty being bound over in the sum of £20 for one year.


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CyTA shows off its tele capabilities By Peter Stevenson TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant CyTA flexed its muscles yesterday, presenting its teleconference capabilities with the ‘Telepresence’ service. Attending the demonstration which also celebrated Cyprus’ successful EU presidency last year, was government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou and Deputy Minister for European Affairs Andreas Mavroyiannis. On the other end of the teleconference was Cyprus’ permanent representative at the EU, Kornelius Korneliou in Brussells with other contributions to the conference from Cyprus’ ambassador in Athens, Iosif Iosif. In his speech, head of CyTA, Stathis Kittis expressed his pride and joy at the successful nature of Cyprus’ presidency of the EU. “We feel very satisfied as we, CyTA, contributed to the successful presidency,” he said. “We supported the state in a vital field in this day and age, which is communications,” he added. The support and products given to the government by CyTA included high-speed internet connections to enable high definition teleconferences to take place in Brussels, the Presidential Palace and at the Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia. Smart-phones were given to members of the team of employees and volunteers of the EU presidency office as well as laptops to aid in the updating of the presidency website. CyTA also increased the number of Wi-Fi spots around the capital to provide better service for those visiting the island. “The success of Cyprus’ presidency was down to a huge effort made by the whole state mechanism,” Stefanou said in his speech. “We proved that there are no big or small presidencies but only successful and not-so successful ones, proving our success,” he added. “The government was vindicated in its decision to trust CyTA with the big responsibility of technologically covering the presidency as it proved to be more than capable,” he continued. “This is the reason that we cannot privatise the organisation as doing so will reduce its productivity,” he concluded. He was referring to pressure from Cyprus’ EU partners to privatise semigovernment bodies as part of the island’s bailout deal. On his behalf, Mavroyiannis expressed his delight at the success of CyTA’s contribution to Cyprus’ presidency, praising the ‘Telepresence’ system as the most modern form of teleconferencing. “This system has made the distance between Nicosia and Brussels irrelevant,” he remarked. Kittis described the manner with which the system worked. “One of the systems biggest advantages is that those using it can see those on the other line in life-size and high definition, and even though they may be in a different country it gives you the feel that they are in the same room,” he said. “The most important advantage is that it can save time and money.”

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(continued from front page) Police chief Papageorgiou did not rule out questioning politicians as part of the ongoing investigation. “Any individuals who know anything about the offence under investigation … will be questioned,” Papageorgiou said. DISY slammed the investigation, saying it reeked of police-state and intimidation, and “cannot be tolerated.” Party spokesman Haris Georgiades said it was well known that Anastasiades had excellent contacts abroad and was fully informed about developments that concerned Cyprus. Instead of harassing and intimidating workers the Central Bank management should say “how we reached the ECB decision that put Cyprus under suffocating pressure (and) what did they do to preempt this decision?” Georgiades said. The spokesman questioned the Central Bank’s handling and wondered whether it tried to hide the issue “despite the dangers for our country.” DIKO MP Nicolas Papadopoulos suggested Central Bank Governor Panicos Demetriades was more interested in “imposing a regime of terror” at a time when the country was fighting to convince foreigners about the transparency of its banks. Papadopoulos said the ECB had drafted report that said “Republic of Cyprus authorities do not cooperate with us” but instead of being bothered about that, Demetriades was only interested in the person who dared leak to politicians.

Murder, arson, robberies up (continued from front page) others to respect their obligations by law,” Papageorgiou said. There were more people and more cases involving drugs last year with an increase of 9.8 per cent in cases, which totalled 1,032. There was also an 18.3 per cent increase in the number of people becoming involved in drug crimes from 1,052 to 1,245. A total of 275 cases involving drugs were solved by police departments apart from those solved by the drugs squad YKAN, a big jump from 2011 when other departments contributed to solving 91 drugs cases. Young people aged between 19 and 24 continue being the biggest group involved in drugs – comprising 418 people last year, an increase of 46 from 2011. However teenagers aged between 14 and 18 (children aged 14 and over may

Traffic offences numbered 270,640 in 2012 compared with 246,085 in 2011 be prosecuted) are becoming more involved in drugs related cases with 117 involved last year versus 83 in 2011. A programme is in place to rehabilitate first-time offenders but only 25 per cent of those admitted – 75 people – finished it, which is nonetheless an improvement from 2011 when just 17 per cent completed the programme, the chief said. The police have been modestly increasing its face-toface meetings and its referrals of people to other cases, as part of their policy of prevention, Papageorgiou said. A total of 435 people were referred

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to other services and 482 people had face-to-face meetings with police officers. Meanwhile, the number of people who died in road accidents fell to an all-time low of 51 last year compared to 71 in 2011, a reduction of 28.2 per cent, Papageorgiou said. The average number of yearly deaths is 103, measured since the inception of the republic in 1960 – the breadth of the statistical data available to police. The total number of road accidents has also been falling,

from 1,624 (including victims) in 2011, to 1,426 (with victims) last year. However, 26 people who died in a road accident were not wearing a seat belt or helmet. And of the 51 who died, 14 were younger than 25 years of age, keeping the proportion of deaths in the under-25s stable at about 28 per cent of all road deaths in 2011 and 2012. The police who have been conducting fewer alcohol checks, have nonetheless been filing more reports because “of targeted checks,”

Papageorgiou said. In 2012, a total of 11,261 drunk drivers were caught, an increase of almost 33 per cent since 2011 when 8,479 drunk drivers were caught. The police have also been filing more speeding offences – 95,114 in 2011 and 116,011 in 2012, an increase of 22 per cent. In total, more traffic offences were registered, bringing up the figure to 270,640 in 2012 compared with 246,085 in 2011. Because of austerity measures, police had their budget reduced by €18 million and had 365 fewer members of staff but “nonetheless took up an increased work load with Cyprus’ presidency (of the EU council),” the chief said. Papageorgiou hailed the force’s job, despite the austerity.


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State officials have their travel perks cut DIKO says THE government has suspended state officials’ perks such as flying business class as part of a raft of austerity measures to shore up the economy, it emerged yesterday. According to a circular issued by the finance ministry permanent secretary, a number of state officials will have to learn to live without flying business or club class while certain overseas al-

lowances have been reduced. The circular suspended the right to use business or club class with the exception of transatlantic flights. It does not affect the President of the Republic and the House President. Until recently, those eligible to fly business or club were the attorney-general and his deputy, the president and judges of the Supreme Court,

the chairman of the civil service commission, ministers, auditor-general, head of the education commission, district court presidents, permanent secretaries, and a few other officials. The circular also cuts overseas allowances in half in the instance of the beneficiaries being provided with free meals at the expense of the Cypriot government or the hosting authority.

Lillikas camp ‘in a panic’

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DISY boss worth over €2.3 million Property €835,000, bank deposits €706,527, private income €667,431 and cars valued at €116,000 By Stefanos Evripidou PRESIDENTIAL candidate Nicos Anastasiades yesterday disclosed his personal assets, and those of his wife, adding up to over €2.3m. The total sum of his personal wealth, as audited by KPMG, comes to €2,342,250, broken down into property worth €835,000, bank deposits totalling €706,527, shares in private companies worth €10,497, shares in public companies worth €6,795, revenue from private companies reaching €667,431 and cars valued at €116,000. For motor lovers, Anastasiades has at his disposal an Audi A8 bought last year for €85,000, a Mercedes S430 bought in 2001 and now worth €15,000, and a KIA Sportage bought in 2011 and worth €16,000. In 2011, the DISY leader brought home €457,331 in total, ten times the sum he earns from his ‘bread and butter’ job as an MP. During 2011, he made €43,131 from his deputy’s salary, €16,600 in pension money, €15,996 from flat rentals, €113,854 in fees and share of profit from the firm Nicos

Anastasiades & Partners, €153,000 in dividends from the private company Imperium Services Limited which he has a 60 per cent share in, and €114,750 in dividends from the company Imperium Consulting Limited, of which he has a 54 per cent share. In 2010, his total revenue was €316,366. His wife, Andry Anastasiades’ total income in 2011 came to €34,912 (€6,000 from rent and €34,912 from her pension). In 2010, her income came to €6,000 from rental money. In Anastasiades’ statement on personal assets, he notes that all taxes on all income has been paid until 2011, and that the dividends from the two Imperium companies are used to put €312,000 a year towards paying off a loan taken to pay for the building housing the two companies’ offices worth €2,940,598. Regarding immoveable property, the presidential candidate discloses a share in 13 fields and vineyards in the Limassol district, 12 of them presents from his mother and the 13th a gift from his grandfather. He also owns a 90 square metre apartment on Maka-

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Anastasiades with family members when he signed up as a presidential candidate rios Avenue (bought in 1985 for €28,000), and a 120 square metre flat (bought in 1983 for €38,000). Andry Anastasiades owns a plot of land, 982 square metres in size, in Yermasoyia (bought in 2002 for €100,000), a residence of 350 square metres, built on the land at a cost of €500,000, two shops on Zinonos Street that were gifts from her parents, and seven plots of land (worth €114,000) bought as one plot of land in 1989 in Palodia at a cost of €55,000. The land was divided into plots in 2010. The financial statement highlights that the apartments were bought with loans that have been fully paid off, while the Yermasoya residence has been gifted to a daughter while the parents maintained right of use of the building. Six of the seven plots above were

gifted to two daughters, while the seventh remains the ownership of Andry Anastasiades. And lastly, the statement notes that the rental money from the two shops is passed on to the wife’s parents. Responding to Anastasiades’ disclosure yesterday, AKEL spokesman Giorgos Loucaides suggested that after months of waiting, the DISY boss had yet to reveal his true personal wealth, and was instead misleading the public. The ‘disclosure’ raised a number of questions, said Loucaides, like why Anastasiades chose to disclose his income from 2011 but not 2012, “and also how come his total assets are only worth two million euros when in 2011 alone his revenue came to half a million euros”. Anastasiades is the last of

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the three main presidential contenders to declare his assets. The first to do so was AKELbacked Stavros Malas, followed by EDEK-backed Giorgos Lillikas, though each candidate has chosen their own form of disclosure, rather than follow one standard format of divulging the particulars of their personal assets. Malas stated that he holds €15,471 in bank accounts, and has taken out loans amounting to €449,561. He owns immovable property in Anthoupolis/Archangelos, Kambos, Pigenia and Kato Panayia, of a total value of €46,130 (in 1980 prices). Lillikas’ disclosure was more detailed, but still raised some eyebrows. The 52-year-old has no bank deposits in his name, owns real estate and stock in a limited company, and his income in 2011 came to €115,923. The majority of his family’s wealth is in his wife’s name. His statement was signed by accounting firm G. Josephakis Audit Ltd. Anastasiades has promised that, if elected to office, his government would push through legislation making it mandatory for state officials to reveal their personal assets, which would be verified by an independent body of auditors. Similar assurances have been made by the other contenders.

THE ELECTION race has hit a low point, though perhaps not its lowest, with presidential campaign teams exchanging accusations of engaging in dodgy campaign tricks. DIKO’s general secretary Kyriacos Kenevezos yesterday accused the EDEKbacked Giorgos Lillikas camp of underhand practices, borrowing the symbols and emblems of the DIKO party to lure its members to his election gatherings. “We believe that the public will turn its backs on those who choose to bring down the level of political discourse in the hope of gaining votes from DIKO members and others,” said Kenevezos, whose party is backing DISY leader Nicos Anastasiades for president. “We are obliged to make special reference to the tenacity and strategy of Giorgos Lillikas and his campaign team to use the symbols to appeal to the people of DIKO,” he added. Kenevezos questioned whether EDEK, which supports Lillikas’ presidential bid, agrees with this practice and if so, would they accept it if others did the same with their party emblems. AKEL spokesman Giorgos Loucaides also fired salvos at the Lillikas campaign team, accusing it of calling members of the public pretending to be AKEL while encouraging those on the other end of the line to vote Lillikas.

IMMORAL “We understand the panic within the Lillikas camp but we cannot understand or accept anachronistic and immoral practices,” said Loucaides. Meanwhile, DIKO MP Nicolas Papadopoulos came under fire from former commerce minister Antonis Michaelides, who served in the government of his father, the late Tassos Papadopoulos. The DIKO deputy recently resigned as party vicepresident in protest against DIKO support for Anastasiades’ bid, with Papadopoulos rooting instead for Lillikas. Papadopoulos recently took pot shots at former cabinet members of his father’s government who also chose to support the DISY leader for president. Michaelides replied with a volley of shots in a letter published in yesterday’s Politis, accusing Papadopoulos of putting personal ambitions above the interests of the country. The former commerce minister asked what was more important, the election of a candidate who had the most chances of getting the country out of the economic quagmire it’s in, or the election of Papadopoulos as party leader in upcoming DIKO internal elections.


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‘It was almost like London’ Shoppers flock to closing down sale at Debenhams By Poly Pantelides PEOPLE were yesterday shopping in droves at what used to be the Debenhams Avenue store in the middle of Nicosia’s Makarios Avenue, coming out with nonbranded shopping bags and carrying bundles of clothes across three floors of discounted items. The Debenhams store has shut down for “commercial and financial reasons” and though rumours abound about what will happen to the premises, Ermes Group whose portfolio includes Debenhams, Next and Peacocks are keeping a tight lid on their plans. The huge banners outside advertised an 80 per cent closing down sale. The finer print clarified that it would be up to 80 per cent but it was obvious that shoppers skimmed through that part because several were disappointed. One joked: “Perhaps the

80 per cent is what you get when you add up the discounts”. A civil servant said that it was the promise of an 80 per cent discount across the board that had lured her in. “There are discounts in stores anyway,” she said. Case in point is the number of outlets also on the oncebusy avenue advertising significant discounts. Among them stand previous hubs of activity such as the City Plaza shopping mall, which now has only a few remaining open shops. But at the former Debenhams Avenue many were sifting through discounted clothes, others were waiting patiently to pay for their haul, and people had been queuing outside the store to be first in. Members of staff described the scene. A queue had formed close to 11am when doors would open. “At 11.05am the store was full,” one said. A shopper, chatting away to someone put it like this: “I’ve seen this happen in

Massive queue at the till at what was the Debenhams Avenue store as shoppers hunt for bargains in hard times London but not in Cyprus.” Shoppers continued coming in, carrying clothes across floors and shopping for themselves and friends. A lawyer who was waiting to pay for one pair of jeans

and three T-shirts for himself said he had expected to see the more expensive brands. “I’ve only noticed cheaper merchandise and there were only a few items at 80 per cent,” he said, though add-

ing he was satisfied with his imminent purchases. A housewife who was looking for something to brighten her complexion disagreed with the lawyer. “There are many good things to buy,”

she said and quickly excused herself to “keep looking”. The flagship Debenhams Central store also on Makarios Avenue in Nicosia will continue working as normal, according to the company.


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Home Builders vote to strike indefinitely CONSTRUCTION workers decided yesterday to continue their strike indefinitely, while the union patrols became embroiled in a fight in Paphos when a contractor tried to recruit strikebreakers to continue works on a hotel renovation site. Dozens of unemployed construction workers arrived on the renovation site, while a patrol force by unions SEK, PEO and DEOK were also in place. But when the construction workers tried to enter the premises, they were prevented by a private security force recruited by the contractor and the hotel management. There were also strikebreakers in Limassol, SEK’s Yiannakis Ioannou said. PEO and DEOK said the strikebreakers worked under subpar conditions compared to the collective agreements. Employers “take advantage of thousands of cheap labour hands, trying to set the organised labour movement and the workers back dozens of years,” PEO said. “The real culprits for the sector’s problems and specifically the large unemployment problem are the large portion of contractors that fire our peers every day… replacing them with cheap labour force,” the announcement said.

EAC says doing all it can to help poor ‘We are aware that some of our customers are having problems paying their bills’ By Bejay Browne

Builders met yesterday and voted to continue the strike

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‘Village leader faked €23,000 theft from car’ THE 49-year-old former community leader of Klonari village was remanded in custody for six days yesterday by the Limassol district court after allegedly faking a car burglary to cover a €23,000 hole from the village council’s budget. According to Police Chief Michalis Papageorgiou, the 49-year-old reported to police on Thursday that the rear window of his car had been smashed and a briefcase containing €23,000 and official documents was stolen. “When our officers went to the scene they noticed there was no broken glass,” said Papageorgiou. He added: “During questioning the man confessed that he made a false report because while serving as community leader he had embezzled that money.” The 49-year-old was relieved of his duties earlier this month by the Limassol district officer after having to declare Klonari village council bankrupt. During questioning, the man confessed that he had made a number of withdrawals from the council bank account for personal reasons, starting last year, noting that he had intended to return the money at some point. He then confessed to having broken his own car window to make it look as if the missing money was stolen along with important documents detailing council activities. The 49-year-old was remanded in custody for six days yesterday and potentially faces charges of theft by a public official, abuse of power, public harm and other offences.

BRITISH ex pats living in Paphos have responded to an urgent appeal and are rallying to donate goods to go towards feeding 250 families who are in desperate need. After the dire situation was highlighted in the Cyprus Mail this week, local businesswoman Pavlina Patsalou who heads up the group along with Paphos councilor George Sofokleous, says the response to the call for help so far has come from the British ex pat community. “We want to thank everyone who has come and donated food,” Patsalou said yesterday. “Today we have already had around ten people donating all sorts of items. They have all been British.”

STUNNED She added: “One man who came with his wife couldn’t believe that there were people living in Paphos who didn’t have food to eat. He was stunned when 20 or so families came to collect their food parcels while he was there.” More than 50 of the 250 families who live in the outlying areas of Paphos and cannot be helped by the municipality programme, have also had their electricity cut as they are unable to pay their bills. The Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC), spokesman Costas Gavrielides responded yesterday. “We are aware that some of our customers are having problems paying their bills. There is a special domestic tariff (08) which is about 20 per cent cheaper than the usual tariff (05) and people who are eligible can sign up for this, it helps to reduce costs,” he said. According to Gavrielides, families who have three dependent children and a family income of less than €51,000, or those who are receiving welfare assistance are eligible. “Every month we get a list of eligible customers from the welfare department,” he said. For those who do not meet the criteria, Gavrielides noted that payment plans are also available, where costs can be spread out over a

twelve month period to “ease the burden”. When asked about how certain families and individuals who are no longer in work and have no money are supposed to pay their bills he said: “There have been occasions in the past where we have alerted the welfare department to people who are struggling and really need help and they have responded. The EAC has helped on many occasions.” The spokesman added that until the cost of fuel was reduced, the EAC would not be able to reduce electricity prices, pointing out that about 0.78 of every euro is swallowed up with the cost of fuel and other taxes. In the meantime, the numbers of Paphos families who are unable to pay their bills as they have no income whatsoever is increasing and the volunteers say the problem will only get worse. Paphos resident Paul Clarke aka Cycling Cyprus is organising a static bike ride to raise awareness of needy families and to get people to donate cash and food. ‘Pedalling against poverty’ will see Clarke cycle outside Phillipos supermarket in Peyia on Saturday February 9 from 9am-4pm. He said: “We want shoppers to donate food to help feed a family. We have to do all we can to help and I hope that other people will get involved and organise similar events in Paphos.”

BANK ACCOUNT Due to the growing numbers of people desperate for help, and the amounts of money which the group needs to raise, they are opening a dedicated bank account next week and filing all of the relevant documents with the state to ensure it’s all legal and transparent. The volunteers are holding a drive at Carrefour in Paphos today between 9am1pm. Daily donations of food and clothes are being accepted at Pavlina Children’s Clothes shop and George and Effie’s hair salon from 9am-7pm. Contact Patsalou at 99 220 152 or Sofokleous at 99 542 343.


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Ex minister wins ‘Turkish slur’ case MP ordered to pay a former minister some â‚Ź35,000 By George Psyllides THE Nicosia district court has ordered an MP to pay a former minister around â‚Ź35,000 in compensation for suggesting live on air that he had been bribed by a company to promote Turkish views on the Cyprus problem. Former minister of agriculture Costas Themistocleous, a staunch supporter of reuniďŹ cation, sued Zaharias Koulias in 2006 over a comment he made on a morning radio talk show, implying Themistocleous had been bribed to support Turkish views regarding the Turkish Cypriot breakaway state. “... who, let me remind you by the way, recently collected a decent amount of ÂŁ7,000 (sterling) from a Turkish company and the next day he went to a television station and said there is no pseudostate,â€? Koulias said of Themistocleous on a morning show on private Radio Proto. After a lengthy legal battle, the Nicosia district court awarded Themistocleous compensation worth â‚Ź25,000

Temperatures of 20C on the coast may have drawn these women to the beach in Larnaca yesterday but they didn’t go as far as venturing into the sea (Christos Theodorides)

Military area in north being dug for graves THE COMMITTEE on Missing Persons (CMP) has begun digging for possible burial sites within a fenced Turkish military area in the occupied areas, said Aristos Aristotelous, the Greek Cypriot member of the CMP. Speaking to the Cyprus News Agency, Aristotelous said the Turkish authorities recently gave their consent for excavations to take place, following a request from the CMP. The former AKEL MP welcomed the decision, adding that he hoped the CMP would also be able to carry out excavations in other Turkish military areas which have long been linked to possible burial sites. Until now, Turkey has resisted requests to open up military areas where many of the missing are believed to have been buried in mass graves, based on witness accounts given to the CMP. Aristotelous said digging for the remains of missing persons began on Tuesday in a fenced military area southwest of the Kyrenia district, based on information given long ago to the CMP. As a result of interethnic conict in the 1960s and the

Turkish invasion of 1974, 1,464 Greek Cypriots and 494 Turkish Cypriots were reported missing. Since then, according to the CMP, human remains representing over 900 individuals have been exhumed from different burial sites located across the island. The CMP team of scientists has visited and opened over 600 potential burial sites so far, the majority in the north of the island, of the total number of sites, 373 did not contain any human remains. As of August 2012, a total of 330 missing persons (264 Greek Cypriots and 66 Turkish Cypriots) were identiďŹ ed and returned to their families for burial. Exhumations are carried out on both sides of the buffer zone by bicommunal teams (six teams in the north and two teams in the south) made of over 55 Cypriot archaeologists and anthropologists. Bicommunal teams are now autonomous after having been trained by international experts from the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF) during the ďŹ rst 18 months of the project.

plus around â‚Ź10,000 in interest plus expenses, it was announced yesterday. The lawsuit was initially rejected by the district court, which ruled that there could not be a correlation between the two facts – the plaintiff’s position on the breakaway state and the collection of money – considering them two separate events. It ruled that the statement was not defamatory for Themistocleous who appealed the decision successfully at the Supreme Court in January last year. The Supreme Court ruled Koulias’ comment as defamatory and ordered a retrial of the case by a different judge to decide the amount of compensation – something the ďŹ rst judge should have done lest there was an appeal. Themistocleous had demanded between â‚Ź85,000 and â‚Ź420,000. At the time, Themistocleous was a shareholder of a company along with two Turkish Cypriots who lived in the north.

A year before Koulias’ comment, a nationalist newspaper, To Kypriako Pontiki, reported that Themistocleous had cashed a cheque for ÂŁ6,320 sterling issued by one of his two partners. A few days after the cheque was issued, Themistocleous said in public that Turkish Cypriot politicians had conveyed to him their annoyance about the ‘pseudostate’ references used by Greek Cypriots, which they said did not help create a suitable climate for a settlement. Themistocleous suggested that the terms “illegal stateâ€? or “non-recognised stateâ€? could be more ďŹ tting than pseudostate, prompting the reaction of Greek Cypriot politicians. In his appeal, the former minister argued that Koulias’ phrase, based on the current political situation in Cyprus, could only “prompt contempt, hatred and ridiculeâ€? against him. For the average sensible

Downgrade from Fitch FITCH Ratings last night cut Cyprus’ sovereign credit rating to B from BB-minus, a two-notch downgrade, saying the government probably will have to put more ďŹ nancial support behind the ailing banking sector. “Uncertainty regarding the capital needs of the cooperative banks remains. Including the latter, the total recapitalisation costs of the banking sector could be up to â‚Ź10 billion, although Fitch anticipates that this ďŹ gure may include a degree of headroom,â€? Fitch said in a statement. The credit outlook on the government remains negative. Fitch said this is a reection of “continued policy uncertaintyâ€? over a ďŹ nancial bailout package being prepared with the eurozone. Cyprus is rated CCC-plus with a negative outlook by Standard & Poor’s and Caa3 with a negative outlook by Moody’s. Preliminary estimates of a draft bailout deal put the bill at 10 billion euros for bank support. On that basis, its total bailout, including ďŹ scal needs, could reach 17-17.5 billion euros, equivalent to the island’s annual economic output. “In this scenario Fitch forecasts that government debt to GDP would jump to over 140 per cent in 2013. This is signiďŹ cantly higher than Fitch’s previous estimate of peak debt of 120 per cent of GDP and materially lowers the creditworthiness of the sovereign,â€? Fitch said in its statement.

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citizen the act attributed to him was reprehensible, Themistocleous said. The former minister had backed a UN reuniďŹ cation blueprint in 2004, known as the Annan plan, which was overwhelmingly rejected by Greek Cypriots and approved by the majority of Turkish Cypriots in separate referenda. The Supreme Court upheld Themistocleous’ arguments, saying the words used and the connection made by Koulias could not be interpreted in any other way than him implying that the plaintiff acted the way he allegedly did after receiving money from a Turkish company. “A behaviour, which, considering the environment in Cyprus, the Turkish invasion and occupation of the northern part ‌ can create feelings of hatred, scorn and derision towards the appellant, in the absence of any other reference,â€? the court said.


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Forcing people to save for old age Cash-strapped workers opt out of voluntary schemes By Sarah Mortimer BRITAIN may soon have to force workers to start saving for retirement to cut a soaring pensions bill set to reach 120 billion pounds in 20 years. The government wants people to pay into their own pension pots rather than rely on the state. But many employees, with limited disposable income, have been reluctant to do this. A scheme, introduced last October, automatically enrols staff 22 years or older into a company or national pension plan, but gives them a choice to opt out. So if large numbers of workers pull out because they don’t want to pay or can’t afford the contributions, the government may decide to make membership compulsory in a Pension Review due in 2017. “If opt-out rates are 50 percent or more, it is possible the government will suggest removing opt-out altogether and make pension saving mandatory,” Paul Gilbody, head of defined contributions consultant relations at BlackRock Investment Management, said. The government’s current pension legislation is an attempt to tackle the country’s ballooning pensions bill, set to hit 8.5 percent of economic output by 2060, from 6.9 per cent now. Less than half of employees in Britain are putting money into a workplace pension scheme, the lowest proportion since records began in 1997, according to the Office of National Statistics. Britain lags behind countries including Denmark, the Netherlands and Australia in global pension rankings. Its pension system ranks seventh out of 16 countries in a

global comparison of national schemes, according to data from consulting firm Mercer. Its lowly ranking reflects an ageing population, low investment returns and large government debt. The Department of Work & Pensions told Reuters it had no plans to introduce mandatory private pension saving, but it did need to compel millions more people to save. The DWP said it expected 70 per cent of people would stay in a workplace scheme and hoped to see 4.3 million savers in retirement schemes by May 2015 and between 6-9 million by 2018. “One way or another, longterm pension contributions will increase,” Paul Macro, defined contribution retirement leader at Mercer said. “The government are trying to stop people relying on the state to support them in retirement.” Under Britain’s current socalled auto-enrolment system, employee and employer both contribute 1 per cent of pay into a pension. But this will gradually increase to 5 per cent from the employee and 3 per cent from the employer by October 2018. Someone earning 26,200 pounds ($41,400) a year, for example, would generate 4,667 pounds of employer contributions over 10 years, based on the auto-enrolment pension contribution guidelines, according to estimates by fund manager Fidelity Worldwide Investment. Companies with more than 120,000 employees were required to start auto-enrolment in the second half of last year. For small firms employing between 50-89 staff the deadline is July 2014. Eleven big companies, including Sainsbury have introduced the scheme. But other large firms have not done so yet.

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A woman looks at portraits of Britain’s King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, displayed together for the first time in nearly 500 years, at the National Portrait Gallery, central London, yesterday. Discovered in Lambeth Palace, the portrait of Catherine of Aragon had been painted over with a picture of the King’s last wife Catherine

Parr but experts suspected that there may be more to the picture due to similarities with other known paintings of Catherine of Aragon. After work by the National Portrait Gallery’s restoration team, the painting is being displayed in the “Henry and Catherine Reunited” exhibition, which opened yesterday (AFP)

Ward defends comments Waitrose pulls burgers ahead of Holocaust Day after horsemeat scare A LIBERAL Democrat MP facing party disciplinary action over a statement he made about Israel’s treatment of Palestinians ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day has defended his actions. David Ward sparked a backlash after putting a statement on his website “honouring those who died during the Holocaust” but accusing “the Jews” in Israel of “inflicting atrocities on Palestinians... on a daily basis”. But the Bradford East MP stood by his comments insisting it was time to “look at every example of man’s inhumanity to fellow man”. Ward said: “I feel strongly about this issue. I keep rereading what I said because I have heard so many comments about how outrageous this is. I have just returned from my second Holocaust day signing. Everybody talks about this awful, awful time we must never forget and always says we must learn lessons. Surely that means we

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must look at every example of man’s inhumanity to fellow man?” He added: “I’ve been to Gaza and seen for myself what is, in effect, apartheid. I think it needs to be discussed. When would be a good time, next Tuesday? What about some time next June? What better day?” On his website, Ward said he had “signed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day” and describes Auschwitz as “the Nazi concentration and extermination camp which is the site of the largest mass murder in history”. But he added: “Having visited Auschwitz twice, I am saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution during the Holocaust, could within a few years of liberation from the death camps be inflicting atrocities on Palestinians in the new State of Israel and continue to do so on a daily basis.”

UPMARKET supermarket Waitrose has become the latest retailer to pull beefburgers from its shelves in the horsemeat scare. The company said it had taken frozen burgers made by Dalepak, one of the firms at the centre of the horsemeat contamination investigation, off sale “as a precaution” when it had its accreditation suspended. Ten million burgers have been taken off supermarket shelves across Ireland and the UK as a result of the scandal when it was revealed some lines sold by Tesco, Aldi, Lidl and Iceland were discovered to have contained traces of horsemeat. In a statement, Waitrose said its burgers had since been tested and were found to be 100% beef. “As a consequence we are 100% confident in the integrity of our supply chain,” it said. “The ingredients in our

burgers are simple with all meat traceable back to British farms that we know. “Our technical team visited the Dalepak site last week and were happy that our products were produced to our high specification and separately from other companies’ products (ours are produced at 6am before other any other burgers).” The ABP Food Group, one of Europe’s biggest suppliers and processors, stopped work at its Silvercrest Foods plant in Co Monaghan, Ireland, after tests last week revealed contamination in frozen burgers. Tests had already shown that Silvercrest Foods and another of the company’s subsidiaries, Dalepak Hambleton in Yorkshire, supplied beefburgers with traces of equine DNA to supermarkets, including one product classed as 29% horse.


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Duma backs ‘gay propaganda’ ban Move seen as shoring up support for Putin By Gabriela Baczynska and Alissa de Carbonnel RUSSIA’S parliament backed a draft law yesterday banning “homosexual propaganda”, in what critics see as an attempt to shore up support for President Vladimir Putin in the country’s largely conservative society. Only one deputy in the State Duma lower house voted against the bill, but passions spilled over outside the chamber, where 20 people were detained after scuffles between Russian Orthodox Christians and gay activists who staged a “kiss-in” protest. “We live in Russia, not Sodom and Gomorrah,” United Russia deputy Dmitry Sablin said before the 388-1 vote in the 450-seat chamber. “Russia is a thousands-years-old country founded on its own traditional values - the protection of which is dearer to me than even oil and gas.” Veteran human rights campaigner Lyudmila Alexeyeva described the draft law as “medieval” and said it was intended to appeal to conservative voters after months of protests that have sapped Putin’s popularity. “It (the Duma) is relying on the ignorance of people who think homosexuality is some sort of distortion,” she said. The legislation has served to deepen divisions in society since Putin returned to the presidency in May and began moves seen by the opposition as designed to crack down on dissent and smother civil society.

Police detain an activist protesting the bill outside the State Duma (AFP) During the process, Putin and his supporters have underlined what they see as conservative, traditional Russian values. He has drawn closer to the Russian Orthodox Church during this time, hoping the support of one of the most influential institutions in Russia will consolidate his grip on power. In a sign of the passions caused by the bill, clashes broke out between supporters and opponents outside the Duma, a few hundred metres from the Kremlin in central Moscow. Supporters, some of them

holding Russian Orthodox icons and crosses, cheered and threw eggs as police hauled away gay activists, one of whom was splashed with green paint. Police said 20 people had been held. The law must be passed in three readings by the lower house, approved by the upper house and then signed by Putin to go into force. It would ban the promotion of gay events across Russia and impose fines of up to 500,000 roubles ($16,600) on organisers. Supporters of the law welcome moves that would allow the banning of gay rights marches and complain about television and radio programmes which they say show support for gay couples. “The spread of gay propaganda among minors violates their rights,” said ruling United Russia party deputy, Elena Mizulina, who chairs the Duma’s family issues committee. “Russian society is more conservative so the passing of this law is justified.” Putin’s critics say the law is the latest in a series of legislative moves intended to stifle the opposition. In a sign Kremlin-loyal lawmakers hope to eliminate all opposition in the house, two deputies who joined in street protests against Putin said on Friday that their Just Russia party threatened to kick them out if they continued to do so. Public approval for Putin, who is now 60, stood in January at 62 per cent, the lowest level since June 2000, an independent pollster said on Thursday.

Monte Paschi scandal a risk to Monti A GROWING bank scandal in Italy yesterday threatened to hurt both the centre-left frontrunners and outgoing premier Mario Monti, as a survey suggested that next month’s election could usher in new instability. The poll by the Piepoli Institute in La Stampa newspaper indicated the centre-left would fail to win control of the Senate, preventing it forming a stable government without outside help. Centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani is widely expected to seek an alliance with Monti if he falls short in the Senate, which has equal power to the lower house in approving laws. Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS), the world’s oldest bank, which is already seeking a 3.9 billion euro ($5.2 billion) government bailout, this week revealed losses on complex financial instruments that could cost it as much as 720 million euros, unleashing a major scandal that is playing into the election campaign. The bank’s biggest shareholder is a chari-

table foundation controlled by politicians of the Democratic Party (PD), the biggest group in the centre-left alliance. “There will certainly be a negative effect on the Democratic Party,” said Maurizio Pessato, the vice chairman of rival pollster SWG. “The question is whether it will be temporary and how intense it will be.” The idea that part of the revenue from big tax hikes imposed by the outgoing technocrat government could be used to rescue a bank is toxic for both the PD and Monti, who is also standing in the election, Pessato said. “Much of the Italian population sees Monti as someone connected to the financial world. The man on the street will see this as Monti’s world, and imagine he is involved.” Politicians rushed to exploit the scandal. “This stinks of bribes,” said Northern League leader Roberto Maroni. “Monti gave MPS 4 billion euros and he must explain why ... He cannot avoid the responsibility he has in this disaster, him and only him.”

France redefines Twitter hashtag with a Gallic touch THE French government is redefining hashtag with a Gallic touch. The country that has an academy devoted solely to the use of the French language has given its official seal of approval to a new word for the Twittersphere: mot-diese.

It doesn’t exactly trip off the tongue but that’s not the point. French law requires that government agencies use French terms - and teachers are required to spread the word. New words are approved by the Academie Francaise and

written into the lawbooks. The French word for hashtag, published in the official journal, follows the government’s somewhat successful redefinition of email - courriel - and its less successful attempt to persuade people to avoid the word “weekend”.

Young men wearing hats and bow ties, smoke pipes as they hold banners that read ‘Vote Karel Schwarzenberg’ in the village of Sebranice, Czech Republic yesterday

Czechs pick between prince, earthy leftist CZECHS were picking between an elderly prince and an earthy leftist yesterday in the central European country’s first direct presidential election. The run-off vote yesterday and today is closely contested between Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, an heir to one of central Europe’s wealthiest aristocratic families, and Milos Zeman, a former Social Democrat prime minister. The winner will replace Vaclav Klaus, a notorious Eurosceptic who steps down in March after his second and final five-year term. Whoever wins will help steer Czechs

closer to Europe’s mainstream after years of Klaus’ sniping at the EU. Czech presidents do not wield much dayto-day power, but the post carries a big symbolic importance. Presidents rule from the former seat of Czech kings, a castle towering above the medieval centre of Prague. They represent the country abroad and appoint prime ministers, central bankers and judges. Zeman supporters share his criticism of the current austerity cabinet, while Schwarzenberg for his voters represents someone above widespread graft in the political class.


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NORTH Korea threatened to attack rival South Korea if Seoul joined a new round of tightened U.N. sanctions, as Washington unveiled more of its own economic restrictions following Pyongyang’s rocket launch last month. In a third straight day of fiery rhetoric, the North directed its verbal onslaught at its neighbour yesterday, saying: “‘Sanctions’ mean a war and a declaration of war against us.” The reclusive North this week declared a boycott of all dialogue aimed at ending its nuclear program and vowed to conduct more rocket and nuclear tests after the UN Security Council censured it for a December long-range missile launch. “If the puppet group of traitors takes a direct part in the UN ‘sanctions,’ the DPRK will take strong physical countermeasures against it,” the North’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said, referring to the South.

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Tourist overtures TWO years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan is making a big push to win back German tourists, who are still avoiding the country because of concerns over radiation. Visitor numbers from Germany, the world’s biggest spenders on foreign holidays in 2011, fell 35 per cent between 2010 and 2011, and in 2012 did not recover as much as other markets, Tokyo tourism officials said in Frankfurt this week. “After the earthquake, business travellers came back fairly quickly, because business will not wait. But tourists are still cautious,” said Hiromi Waldenberger, a tourism representative for Tokyo based in Germany. Germans are especially sensitive to nuclear issues and reacted strongly to the Fukushima disaster, with Chancellor Angela Merkel taking the decision to exit nuclear power as a result.

Croc hunt SOUTH Africa has called out the police to join the hunt for as many as 10,000 crocodiles on the loose after escaping from a farm during floods and being washed into one of southern Africa’s biggest rivers, officials said yesterday. Crocodile farmers, locals and police have trapped thousands of the reptiles, using plastic bands to tie their legs behind their backs and then piling them into pick-up trucks.

The Pentagon currently is absorbing $487 billion in cuts to projected defence spending over 10 years

THE Pentagon has begun laying off many of its 46,000 temporary and contract employees and cutting maintenance on ships and aircraft in an effort to slow spending due to fears of new defence budget cuts, Deputy Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said yesterday. Carter said he had asked the military services to produce detailed plans by February 1 to say what they are doing to reduce short-term spending before roughly $45 billion in new cuts are due to go into effect on March 1. He asked for detailed longterm planning by February 8 on how the services will handle the $45 billion in acrossthe-board cuts, which will go into effect on March 1 unless Congress agrees on an alternative package of spending reductions. The Pentagon currently is absorbing $487 billion in cuts to projected defence spending over 10 years that were agreed in the Budget Control Act of 2011. That law also required the additional acrossthe-board cuts by January 1, 2013, unless Congress agreed to an alternative. Lawmakers failed to reach a new deal but did agree to postpone the across-theboard cuts until March 1 to give themselves more time. But March 1 is five months

into the fiscal year, giving the Pentagon less time to absorb them. Defense officials had long resisted taking action in response to the threat of a new round of automatic budget cuts, saying they were put in place to try to force Congress to reach alternative spending reductions.

‘SOBERING’ DEBATE But Carter said the debate surrounding US financial issues in late December had been “sobering,” with little attention paid to the effects of the new cuts on the Pentagon or its mission. And the decision to postpone the cuts for another two months also reduced the time the department would have to respond. “When we were marching up to January 1 we had more runway, more time to absorb cuts if we had to absorb cuts,” Carter said. “Now we’re running out of time and so for those two reasons, our risk calculus has to change at this point and we need to begin acting.” The Pentagon’s budget mess has been further complicated by the congressional failure to allocate funding for the Pentagon’s budget for the 2013 fiscal year, which began October 1. The department is currently operating on a continuing resolution that maintains funding at 2012 levels. “The problem is that the

money is in the wrong pots,” Carter told reporters. He said the Pentagon had planned to spend considerably more for operations and maintenance in 2013 than it did in 2012. “We don’t have enough money to operate the forces in the way we thought we were going to,” Carter said. “That’s the problem. And that’s a more than $10-billion problem. And we’re running out of time to eat that $10 billion and that’s the reason that we need to act now.” To slow the rate of spending, the department has put a freeze on civilian hiring, he said. Usually the department hires 1,000 to 2,000 civilians a week, about 46 per cent of them military veterans and 86 per cent of them living and working across the country, not in Washington. The department’s 46,000 temporary and contract employees are “all now subject to release”, Carter said, meaning they will either be let go now or will not have their contracts extended. The only exception would be if they are performing jobs critical to the war or the department’s basic mission. The department also is cutting back on base and equipment maintenance, which costs about $15 billion per year. He said the Navy would cancel maintenance on 30 ships that had been planned for the third and fourth quarters this year.

Honduras in meltdown STREET surveillance cameras in one of the world’s most dangerous cities have been turned off because the government of Honduras has not paid millions of pounds it owes. The operator that runs them in the capital Tegucigalpa is now threatening to suspend police radio services as well. Teachers have been demonstrating almost every day as they have not been paid in six months, while doctors complain about the shortage of essential medicines, gauze, needles and latex gloves. The Central American country has been on the brink of bankruptcy for months, as politicians put off passing a budget necessary to pay for basic government services. Honduras is also grappling with 5 billion dollars (£3.16 billion) in foreign debt, a figure equivalent to last year’s entire government budget. “There are definitely patients who haven’t been able to get better because of this problem,” said Dr Lilian Discua, a paediatrician. “An epileptic who doesn’t take his medicine will have a crisis. This is happening.” The financial problems add to a general sense that Honduras is a country in meltdown, as murders soar, drug trafficking overruns cities

and coasts and the nation’s highest court has been embattled in a constitutional fight with the Congress. Many streets are riddled with potholes, and cities are not replacing stolen manhole covers. Soldiers are not receiving their regular salaries, while the education secretary says 96 per cent of schools close several days every week or month because of teacher strikes. Experts say a mix of government corruption, election-year politics and a struggling economy has fuelled the crisis. The local branch of the international watchdog group Transparency International issued a study last month that allegedly some politicians had spent money on plane tickets to a tennis tournament in Spain, Mother’s Day gifts and other personal expenses. The study’s author, Ludin Ayala, said the country’s Congress is the most expensive in Central America, although Honduras is the poorest country in the region. Former presidential candidate Olban Valladares claimed that much of the public money has gone into campaigns ahead of November’s elections, in which the president, mayors and 128 congressional representatives will be elected.

Frente Nacional de Resistencia Popular opposition front activists vandalise billboards during a protest march against violence in Tegucigalpa on Thursday (AFP)

Senior Japan envoy meets with China’s Xi amid backdrop of isles dispute A SENIOR envoy handed China’s leader a cordial letter from Japan’s prime minister yesterday in the highest-level contact between the sides since tensions spiked in September over an island dispute, though the meeting yielded little beyond commitments to hold further contact. The letter from Shinzo Abe to Xi Jinping, as viewed by an Associated Press

photographer, did not contain any substantial overtures, but it sent wishes of good health and spoke of the two countries’ “shared responsibility for peace and prosperity” in the region. It added yesterday’s meeting was a “valuable opportunity to share views”. The meeting between Xi and the envoy, senior lawmaker Natsuo Yamaguchi, appeared to dial back

some of the intensity of the dispute, which has raised concerns over a possible armed conflict. Xi told Yamaguchi that China attached “great importance” to his visit, held in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People following four months of rising friction that have included violent protests in China and the scrambling of fighter jets by both countries.

“Mr Yamaguchi visits China at a period in which China-Japan relations face a special situation,” Xi said. Speaking to reporters afterwards, Yamaguchi said both men stressed the need for calm. He said they also discussed a future high-level meeting in preparation for a possible summit between Xi and Abe, but gave no indication when that might happen.


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Saudi prince calls for anti-tank, anti-aircraft arms to go to rebels

Protesters took to the streets against Egyptian President Mursi, accusing him of betraying the revolution

Dozens hurt in Egypt protests Demos marred by tear gas, petrol bombs By Tom Perry and Abdel Rahman Youssef PROTESTERS clashed with police across Egypt yesterday on the second anniversary of the revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak, taking to the streets against the elected Islamist president who they accuse of betraying the revolution. At least 91 civilians and 42 security personnel were hurt in violence across the country, officials said. Street battles erupted in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and Port Said, where the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party offices were torched. Thousands of opponents of President Mohamed Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood allies massed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square - the cradle of the uprising against Mubarak - to revive the demands of a revolution they say has been hijacked by the Islamists. The January 25 anniversary showcased the divide between the Islamists and their secular foes that is hindering Mursi’s efforts to revive an economy in crisis and reverse a plunge in Egypt’s currency by enticing back investors and tourists. Inspired by Tunisia’s ground-

breaking popular uprising, Egypt’s revolution spurred further revolts across the Arab world. But the sense of common purpose that united Egyptians two years ago has given way to internal strife that has only worsened and last month triggered lethal street battles.

‘DEFINITELY TENSE’ “It’s definitely tense on the ground, but so far there hasn’t been anything out of the ordinary or anything that really threatens to fundamentally alter the political situation,” said Shadi Hamid, director of research at the Brookings Doha Centre. The Brotherhood decided against mobilising for the anniversary, wary of the scope for more conflict after violence in December stoked by Mursi’s decision to fast-track an Islamist-tinged constitution rejected by his opponents. The Brotherhood fiercely denies accusations of trampling on democracy as part of a smear campaign by its rivals. Before dawn yesterday, police battled protesters who threw petrol bombs and firecrackers as they tried to ap-

proach a wall blocking access to government buildings near Tahrir Square. Clouds of tear gas filled the air. At one point, riot police used one of the incendiaries thrown at them to set ablaze at least two tents erected by the youths, a Reuters witness said. Skirmishes between stonethrowing youths and the police continued in streets around the square into the day. Ambulances ferried away a steady stream of casualties. “Our revolution is continuing. We reject the domination of any party over this state. We say no to the Brotherhood state,” Hamdeen Sabahy, a popular leftist leader, told Reuters. There were similar scenes in Suez and Alexandria, where protesters and police clashed near local government offices. Black smoke billowed from tyres set ablaze by youths. Police also fired tear gas to disperse dozens of protesters who tried to scale barbed-wire barriers protecting the presidential palace in Cairo, witnesses said. Other protesters broke into offices of provincial governors in Ismailia, east of Cairo, and Kafr el-Sheikh in the Nile Delta.

French-backed Mali forces push towards Gao FRENCH-backed government forces advanced into northern Mali towards the Islamist rebel stronghold of Gao yesterday, recapturing the town of Hombori and forcing al Qaeda-allied fighters to pull back under relentless French air strikes. France sent troops and aircraft to its former colony two weeks ago to block a southward offensive by Islamists occupying Mali’s north. French and Malian troops have been pushing forward on either side of the Niger River, securing several farming towns recaptured over the last week. Leaders gathered at an African Union sum-

mit in Addis Ababa appealed for logistical support, supplies and funding from the international community to allow a nearly 6,000strong African ground force to deploy fully. Malian officials said government forces entered Hombori, about 160 km (100 miles) southwest of Gao, late on Thursday and said an offensive against Gao could take place in the next few days. Gao, with the other Saharan desert towns of Timbuktu and Kidal, has been occupied since last year by an Islamist alliance that includes AQIM, the north African franchise of al Qaeda.

A SENIOR member of Saudi Arabia’s monarchy called yesterday for Syrian rebels to be given anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons to “level the playing field” in their battle against President Bashar al-Assad. “What is needed are sophisticated, high-level weapons that can bring down planes, can take out tanks at a distance. This is not getting through,” said Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former intelligence chief and brother of the Saudi foreign minister. Insurgents in Syria have seized territory in the north of the country and control suburbs to the east and south of the capital, but Assad’s air power and continued army strength have limited their advances 22 months into the conflict. “I’m not in government so I don’t have to be diplomatic. I assume we’re sending weapons and if we were not sending weapons it would be terrible mistake on our part,” the Saudi prince said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “You have to level the playing field. Most of the weapons the rebels have come from captured Syrian stocks and defectors bringing their weapons,” he said. More than 60,000 people

Prince Turki al-Faisal wants to arm Syrian militants have been killed in the conflict, which started nearly two years ago with mainly peaceful protests but has mushroomed into a civil war that has driven half a million people from the country and displaced many more. King Abdullah of Jordan, which has taken in some 300,000 Syrian refugees, 20,000 of them in the last week, told the Davos meeting that anyone who thought Syrian President Bashar alAssad was going to fall within weeks did not understand the complex situation and the balance of forces. One major problem was that radical al Qaeda forces had established themselves in Syria

for the last year and were receiving money and equipment from abroad, he said. Noting that Jordanian forces were still fighting Taliban militants in Afghanistan alongside NATO troops, he said: “The new Taliban we are going to have to deal with will be in Syria.” Even in the most optimistic scenario, it would take at least three years to “clean them up” after the fall of the Assad government, the monarch said. He called for major powers to craft “a real and inclusive transition plan” for Syria, saying the army must be preserved intact to form the backbone of any new system and avoid the anarchy that prevailed in Iraq after the USled 2003 invasion. Syria has accused Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, the United States and France of funding and arming the rebels, something they have all denied. But UN diplomats say that weapons are clearly reaching the rebels via Gulf Arab states and Turkey. Saudi Arabia has called in the past for the rebels to be armed, but diplomats say Western countries are reluctant to allow sophisticated weapons into the country, fearing they would fall into the hands of Islamist forces.

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Business UK court identifies Barclays employees named in ‘Brexit’ has rate probe replaced

Britain’s EU future elbows out eurozone woes at Davos

A NUMBER of Barclays current and past executives are on a shortlist of individuals named in regulatory documents referring to the bank’s attempted rigging of global benchmark interest rates, court documents released yesterday showed. The list includes the head of Barclays’ investment bank, Rich Ricci, who has led a reputation-based review of all of Barclays’ investment bankingactivities following the scandal, which saw the bank fined $453 million by United States and British authorities. The list also includes finance director Chris Lucas, former Chief Executive Bob Diamond, former chief operating officer Jerry del Missier, and former compliance head Stephen Morse. A British judge ordered the bank to reveal their identities during a preliminary hearing for a test case on the misselling of interest rate swaps brought by a residential care home operator. A longer list of 104 individuals who were named in court papers was released on Thursday after the judge denied their request for anonymity. The shorter list of 25, released on Friday, names those specifically referred to in regulatory documents referring to Libor manipulation. Twenty-four of the 25 had requested anonymity - the exception being former Barclays trader Jay Merchant, who went on to become head of swaps trading at UBS before leaving his position last August amid federal scrutiny of his activities while at Barclays. None of those named is necessarily implicated in any wrongdoing.

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‘Grexit’ as Davos man’s nightmare By Paul Taylor WHAT A difference a year makes! At the last World Economic Forum in Davos there were frantic secret meetings on saving the euro and private straw polls on whether the eurozone would break up and how soon Greece would be forced out. Twelve months on, the euro’s survival is widely taken for granted by the policymakers and business leaders attending the annual forum, and the EU’s top economic official has time to go skiing while in the Swiss mountain resort. “I recall last year in 2012, Davos was full of uncertainty about the eurozone,” European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn said in an interview. “Last year there was a very tense mood here. This year I think we are seeing a sentiment moving from stabilisation to recovery, and that means I should get a chance to do some cross-country skiing. Perhaps the most striking change in this year’s annual gathering of the captains of business, financial services and government is how little talk there has been about the euro. The familiar prophets of doom are silent, or at least muted. Indeed, there was far more discussion in the cavernous Congress Centre and the luxury hotels that surround it of whether Britain will still be in the European Union in a few years’ time after Prime Minister David Cameron’s speech promising an in-out referendum within five years. “Brexit” has replaced “Grexit” as Davos man’s nightmare. Cameron got a warm reception when he addressed the global forum as chairman of the Group of Eight major

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde appears on screen during a session of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 yesterday at the Swiss resort of Davos (AFP) industrialised nations with a rousing call for free-trade agreements, more open markets, greater competition and a crackdown on tax avoidance. But his comments on the EU were more divisive. “To try and shoehorn countries into a centralised political union would be a great mistake for Europe, and Britain wouldn’t be part of it,” he declared. BBC Economics Correspondent Stephanie Flanders drew applause that reflected many participants’ unease when she asked Cameron whether he thought the business community welcomed the prospect of five years of uncertainty over Britain’s future in the EU. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, a close Cameron ally in pressing for greater economic liberalism in the EU, said a British vote to leave would be a disaster, but he did not think it would happen. Last year, the economic elite were hanging on every word of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s speech, in which she

rejected pressure to increase the size of the eurozone’s rescue fund for troubled states. The key to reassuring markets was to restore lost trust in government policies, she said. In the end, Germany did accept a somewhat bigger financial firewall, and a European bailout of Spain’s banks. But it was a pledge by European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi last July to do whatever it took to preserve the euro that was the turning point in the crisis. Berlin’s decision in August, after months of hesitation, to keep Greece in the currency area at the cost of more financial aid and a possible future writedown of Greek debt owed to eurozone governments was the other big inflection point. Speculators have so far not risked betting against the ECB’s determination, allowing Spanish and Italian bond yields to fall back to levels not seen since before the peak of the crisis. Draghi told the Davos forum that there was “positive con-

tagion on the financial market and for the financial variables, but we don’t see this transmitted to the real economy yet.” Yet he resisted any idea of relaxing the austerity policies that are contributing to keeping much of the eurozone economy in recession, saying fiscal consolidation was unavoidable. Both Spain and Italy have adopted strict austerity budgets and tough reforms of pensions and labour markets, while Ireland and Portugal have stuck doggedly to EUIMF adjustment programs and are aiming to return to market funding this year. A group of healthier European banks were due to announce yestrday that they have repaid early some of the 489 billion euros they borrowed in ultra-cheap liquidity from the ECB last December to avoid a looming credit crunch. Klaus Regling, head of the eurozone’s ESM rescue fund, told Reuters that foreign investors are piling back into southern European countries’

debt auctions, with China and other Asian buyers leading the way, followed by Middle East funds and, more slowly, U.S. institutions. Only three months ago, Spain seemed to be on the brink of having to request a sovereign assistance program to trigger ECB buying of its bonds. The question was when, not if. Now Regling says he does not expect to have to fund a bailout of Spain this year. Tiny Cyprus, closely linked financially to Greece, is the only eurozone country that is requesting emergency loans. Investors and business consultants say they see signs of investment returning to the eurozone, although not necessarily to all of its troubled fringes. Asked what her biggest concern was for 2013, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde listed the fiscal problems of the United States, Japan and Europe, and keeping up the momentum of structural economic reform in all three areas.

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Global shares, euro rise as Europe’s outlook brightens THE EURO hit an 11-month high and shares rose yesterday on signs that Europe’s financial system is returning to health and the outlook is brightening for Germany, the continent’s biggest economy. In the United States mostly solid corporate earnings reports have also set the stage for the S&P 500 index .SPX to extend its best winning streak in over six years and close in on its highest level since the financial crisis began. Sentiment across riskier asset markets rose when the European Central Bank said eurozone banks would repay 137 billion euros in emergency loans early. By taking back the three-year loans after only one year, the ECB has become the first major central bank to start moving away from unconventional monetary policy measures to tackle the crisis. By contrast, the US Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan

are buying bonds to stimulate economic growth. Altogether, the ECB lent about one trillion euros in late 2011 and early last year to avoid a credit crunch. The scale of the repayment, which beat the average estimate of around 100 billion euros in a Reuters poll, sent the euro higher, pushed German government bond prices down and boosted bank stocks across the eurozone. “This is more than we had expected and underlines the material improvement in funding conditions for most European banks in the past 12 months,” said Michael Symonds, a credit analyst at Daiwa Capital Markets. The euro hit $1.3461, up 0.5 per cent and its highest level since February 2012, to extend the gains which followed the release of data showing the German economy gathering speed again after contracting late last year.

German bond futures fell 40 ticks while two-year Bund yields extended an earlier rise to be up seven basis points at 0.24 per cent. The main Euro STOXX index of eurozone banking shares .SX7E was up 1.4 per cent and back to levels seen in mid-2011. Before the ECB announcement European equity markets - and German shares in particular - had gained when the Ifo think tank said its business climate index rose in January to its highest level since June 2012. The German Ifo index followed another business survey on Thursday which suggested Europe’s largest economy was set to grow at its fastest pace in a year, although that data also showed France may be heading back into recession. “Germany is roaring back to growth in the new year,” said Berenberg Bank economist Christian Schulz.


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Legislature should have amended constitution article relating to judges’pay IN THE END neither common sense nor public spirit prevailed. District court judges went ahead with their appeal against the pay cuts imposed on them by the state in 2011, presumably hoping that if it is upheld, the additional pay cuts, approved in December, would also be reversed. The full bench of the Supreme Court is hearing the appeal which commenced on Tuesday and will continue on Monday. The main argument of the lawyers representing the judges was that the pay cuts were in violation of Article 158.3 of the constitution which states that “the remuneration and other terms of employment of any judge cannot be changed unfavourably after his/her appointment.” An unconstitutional law could not become constitutional because of the reason it was enacted - in this case the economic difficulties faced by the state – argued the lawyers. It is sad that the judges are using an article of the constitution that had the sole purpose of safeguarding the independence of the judiciary in order to defend their personal interests and securing preferential treatment. They know as well as anyone, that the pay cuts were in no way aimed at eroding the independence of judges or penalising them for rulings the executive and the legislative powers did not approve of. In fact, judges acknowledge that the pay cuts were imposed because of the economic problems faced by the state, which is why they have offered, as an alternative, to make voluntary, monthly contributions to the state. It was not clear whether these voluntary contributions would be the equivalent of the total cuts imposed over the previous two years and that all judges would make them. Nobody could force all judges to ‘voluntarily’ contribute a percentage of their monthly salary to the state, in the event the appeal was upheld, because that could be unconstitutional or illegal. Nobody could be legally forced to give up a part of his or her salary against their wishes. Even in the very unlikely event that all the judges make a voluntary contribution equivalent to the pay cuts imposed on other public employees, they would still have secured preferential treatment because their pensions and retirement bonuses would be based on their full salary. There is another issue raised by the judges’ appeal. The decision would directly affect the earnings, pensions and retirement bonuses of Supreme Court Judges who are being called to make a decision on the appeal. All these difficulties could have been avoided if the legislature amended the article of the constitution, relating to judges’ pay. It may have been a complicated procedure but it would have eliminated the constitutional argument cited by judges in order to secure preferential treatment.

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Progressive and even revolutionary change “The tenth day of December 1982 was a milestone of multilateralism,” wrote UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in the foreword of a booklet to mark the 30th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Ban also wrote: “After years of detailed and delicate negotiations, UNCLOS was opened for signature. The same day, an unprecedented 119 countries signed the treaty, a record that still stands. This achievement was made possible by the hard work and meticulous preparation of a diverse and committed group of women and men.” Below is the article, from the anniversary booklet, by Ambassador Andreas Jacovides who was head of the Cyprus delegation during the conference and played an active role in negotiating the provisions of importance to Cyprus.

By Andreas Jacovides

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MULTITUDE of issues were dealt with and indeed regulated by UNCLOS, this veritable constitution of the seas and oceans, consisting of 320 Articles and nine Annexes. One hundred and sixty-one States and the European Union are (1631 EU) parties to the Convention, thus conferring to it the status of customary law. The Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea aimed at re-examining and, where appropriate, recasting virtually all aspects of the Law of the Sea. It has combined the element of codification with that of progressive development, with emphasis on the latter, owing to the participation, of many new states which had not been parties to the formulation of the traditional rules. In significant respects, new and revolutionary concepts such as, the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and that of the Common Heritage of Mankind were introduced and elaborated. On the other hand, it has been found that other aspects of the law have stood the test of time and should remain as before, or with minor modifications to adjust them to the overall scheme (e.g. the Regime of Islands and the Freedom of the High Seas.). On the whole UNCLOS was characterised by a judicious blending of elements of progressive and even revolutionary change with those of stability and continuity, thus preserving a balance between conflicting claims and interests. In my considered opinion, despite imperfections which were the price for achieving consensus, UNCLOS is a significant achievement in multilateral law making and, as such, deserves general support. For my country, Cyprus, UNCLOS is of great significance and an area where Cyprus made a major contribution as an island state in the Eastern Mediterranean. Through its active participation in the Conference, Cyprus played a key role in the formulation and adoption of such issues as the full entitlement of islands to all zones

of maritime jurisdiction (Art 121), enclosed and semi enclosed seas (Arts 122-3), the median line as starting point of delimitation of the EEZ between the coasts of adjacent or opposite states and third party dispute settlement provisions (Ch. XV). All of these are essential in safeguarding the interests of Cyprus, and have found practical application in the EEZ Delimitation Agreements with Egypt (2003), Lebanon (2007), and Israel (2010) on the basis of the median line and with arbitration as the means of solving disputes. As already stressed, the very concept of the EEZ and its significant legal consequences were the creation of UNCLOS. My own active involvement in Law of the Sea matters extends to more than four decades. I had the honour to represent Cyprus in the SeaBed Committee (1970-3); the Third UN Conference (1973-82) where I signed the Convention; was present at the corning into force of the Convention (1994); took an active role as Permanent Representative to the UN (1992) and later as delegate to the 20th Anniversary event (2002). I lectured and wrote on the subject at the Rhodes Acad-

‘The UNCLOS Convention signed 30 years ago in Montego Bay was a very significant achievement in multilateral law making – for the world and for Cyprus’

UNCLOS is a significant achievement in multilateral law emy and elsewhere and, in my recently published book (“International Law and Diplomacy” 2011), 6 Chapters are devoted to Law of the Sea issues. The Third UN Conference, in Caracas, New York, Geneva and Montego Bay, was where alliances and friendships were formed among the Law of the Sea “mafia”, as reading through the names listed ill the Secretariat paper reminded me with some nostalgia. Many “graduated” to top positions in their respective governments, others became judges of the ICJ and ITLOS, and members of the ILC. As for anecdotes, there are too many to recount: I remember Galindo Pohl, Chairman of the Sea-Bed Committee dealing with the issue of straits, giving the, floor to “the representative of the Soviet Union to express the position of the United States and others” (despite being the height of the Cold War, the Soviets and the Americans had the same stand on submarines passing submerged through international straits). Robert Marschik, representing land-locked Austria, mockingly expressed gratitude for my agreeing, in a provision on the distribution of the common heritage of mankind, to “including the land- locked states” (“thank you” he said “for including us among mankind!”). Henry Darwin, of the U.K., asking me in Caracas, soon after the coup of the Greek junta in Cyprus, “how do

you operate, who gives you your instructions” to which I replied, “during normal times very rarely do I receive instructions from Nicosia and I certainly don’t expect to receive any now!”. Tony Small, from New Zealand I labelled, only half in jest, as Antonio Piccolo Machiavelli when New Zealand which had fought with us on islands rights changed sides when it came to the median line on delimitation. “Geographically disadvantaged states” is a term used for states with very narrow exposure to the sea, e.g. Iraq. At some point I suggested to a colleague, tongue in cheek, that Cyprus might be considered a geographically disadvantaged state. Told that this was impossible since Cyprus is an island with sea all around it, I retorted that we could be so described considering the neighbourhood we were located in! One could go on, but my allotment of space has run out. So let me conclude, by stating with conviction that the Convention which we signed 30 years ago in Montego Bay was a very significant achievement in multilateral law making – for the world, for Cyprus and for me personally.  Andreas Jacovides is a former Ambassador of Cyprus to the United States, the United Nations and Germany Former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Board Member, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University


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Showbiz Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix headline Coachella

Louis C.K. named funniest in US showbiz

BRITISH rockers Blur and The Stone Roses will be joining French indie-rock band Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers to headline this year’s three-day Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, organisers said. The annual music festival, set for two consecutive weekends in April, has become one of the largest US music festivals, attracting more than 80,000 people to the desert town of Indio, California. After featuring electronic music DJs such as Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, Afrojack and David Guetta among the top-billed acts last year, this year’s Coachella sees the music festival return to its rock roots. The festival will take place on the weekends of April 1214 and 19-21, with the same line-up both weekends. Blur and The Stone Roses, who recently reunited after a long hiatus, will headline Friday. Phoenix, who have a new album coming out this spring, will take Saturday’s primetime spot. Los Angeles rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers, who previously headlined the festival in 2003 and 2007, will close out the festival in the Sunday headlining slot. Other anticipated names on the line-up this year include hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan, Icelandic indie band Sigur Ros, Grammy nominees The Lumineers and electro-rock music group The Postal Service. Last year, hip hop veterans Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre grabbed headlines as they resurrected late rapper Tupac via hologram on stage for the closing night of the festival. Ticket prices start at $349.

STAND-up comedianturned US cable television star Louis C.K. was named the funniest person currently working in show business, according to a list released by Rolling Stone magazine. The Emmy-winning comedian, whose given name is Louis Szekely, is the star, writer and executive producer of the comedy-drama Louie on cable network FX. C.K, 45, cut his comedic teeth writing for late-night talk shows on US television. C.K. bested Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, who plays a conservative political pundit on his satirical show The Colbert Report for the top spot on the list ranking the 50 funniest comedians working in the United States. Tina Fey, the creator and co-star of NBC series 30 Rock placed third and Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central’s news show The Daily Show, took fourth. Trey Parker and Matt Stone - the duo behind South Park, Comedy Central’s animated series of foul-mouthed school kids, and the Tony-winning Broadway musical The Book of Mormon - were fifth.

Hulk worried for boxing daughter HULK Hogan worries about his daughter Brooke Hogan getting “hurt” if she becomes a wrestler. The grappling legend now stars with the 24-year-old blonde on weekly TV show IMPACT Wrestling and although she is heavily involved in the ongoing storyline she is yet to compete in the ring. Although it’s been great to work with his child onscreen, Hulk, 59, is concerned that Brooke will get injured if she follows in his footsteps. When asked if he ever thought he’d be working with one of his kids in the wrestling business, Hulk said: “It’s my worst nightmare! But she’s really good, she’s really good in front of the camera. It’s a pleasure working with her on camera, but my greatest fear has always been the evils of this business, and her getting in too deep and becoming fulltime and getting hurt” Brooke has wrestled once and even though she was left battered and bruised she got a buzz from the experience.

Growing from boy wizard to gay beat poet Critics praise new Daniel Radcliffe film at the Sundance film festival By Piya Sinha-Roy DANIEL Radcliffe casts off boy wizard Harry Potter to play the voice of the 1950s Beat Generation in new movie Kill Your Darlings - a seductive tale of friendship, gay love and murder. Radcliffe, 23, plays poet Allen Ginsberg aged 17 - a young, naive and closeted teen who struggles to find his place in the world years before the sexual and cultural liberation of the 1960s. As Ginsberg enters Columbia University in New York, his encounters with fellow mavericks Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan), William S Burroughs (Ben Foster) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) bring about a new vision - the founding of the Beat Generation. Indie film Kill Your Darlings premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to critical praise this week and was

purchased by Sony Pictures Classics for wider distribution later this year. After 10 years and eight Harry Potter films, Radcliffe is also looking for a new place as an actor, appearing on stage in 2007 in London and New York in the drama Equus, for which he appeared fully nude, and musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 2011. Kill Your Darlings sees Radcliffe pushing boundaries again as Ginsberg comes of age, including a raunchy sex scene with a man. “Everybody wants to have as diverse a body of work as they can possibly have, and that’s what keeps people interested in your career,” Radcliffe said. “There’s a lot to live up to in a sense that you’re playing someone so well known, and revered by so many people, but we’re not making a reverential film about him

in any way,” he added of his role as Ginsberg. d Hollywood entertainment publication Variety said Radcliffe gives a performance “to banish any semblance of Harry Potter from the screen.” The Hollywood Reporter review noted a scene in which Ginsberg “decisively embraces his sexuality (that) likely will be viewed as a major step for the actor toward distancing himself from the Harry Potter persona.” Radcliffe joins a long line of actors who have portrayed Ginsberg on film, including Ron Livingstone in 2000’s Beat and James Franco in 2010’s Howl. “I purposely stayed away from other portrayals of (Ginsberg) because I find I am a terrible mimic, so I didn’t want to end up do-

Then and now: Radcliffe when he broke onto the scene as a young Harry Potter (above left) and (above) in his latest role as poet Allen Ginsberg

ing an impression of James Franco doing Allen Ginsberg,” the young actor said. Radcliffe said that while the film shows the four men who went on to create a literary and cultural revolution in America, the story is not solely about the birth of the Beats. “It’s about showing how much fun they had and how they sparked off each other, and it’s that energy and vitality that launched the Beats,” Radcliffe said. Director John Krokidas said Ginsberg’s story was central to the film because he had the biggest personal journey. “At the beginning of the film he’s very much the dutiful son... but he never shows who he is inside, because he’s taking care of everyone else,” he said. “By the end of the film, he becomes the rebel, he selfproclaims himself as a poet and finds his own voice.”

And star thinks it would be ‘cool’ to win award for gay kiss THE 23-year-old actor locks lips with Dane DeHaan in Kill Your Darlings - in which he plays US poet Allen Ginsberg - and would love their “sincere and passionate” smooch to be recognised with a prize at the MTV Movie Awards later this year. He said: “You know, I think that will be wonderful! Dane and I are banging the drum already because we want the MTV Best Kiss award. We

want that golden popcorn! To my knowledge, a sincere, passionate, romantic gay kiss has never won, so I think that would be a very cool thing for this movie to receive.” Daniel - who soared to fame in the Harry Potter films - confessed he struggled at first with his intimate man-on-man scenes and his “hesitant” attitude caused him problems with director John Krokidas. He added: “My favorite John Kroki-

das direction moment was when we started kissing. I guess I was way too hesitant about it in the moment, and John just went, ‘No! Kiss him! F***ing sex kissing!’ That was my favourite note that I’ve gotten, probably in my career. “Especially with the world that I’ve come from! The things that directors have shouted to me in the past usually involve which way I have to look to see the dragon.”

Singer Manilow ill, Broadway comeback delayed SINGER Barry Manilow has cancelled the opening night and three other performances of his Broadway comeback run after coming down with bronchitis, according to Manilow’s website. The cancellations threaten to upend the Could It Be Magic singer’s return to Broadway following a more than two-decade absence. The concerts, which had been slated for Thursday through Sunday, will be made up in February and March, his website said. Manilow, 69, will try to perform on Tuesday, the next scheduled show. Manilow cancelled two preview shows earlier in the week because of the illness, after which his website promised the singer would be ready for opening night “come hell or high water.” “It turns out the only thing worse than hell and high water is bronchitis,” Manilow’s website said of the cancellations. “Barry is deeply sorry to disappoint his fans and is doing everything he can to ensure a speedy recovery.”


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Is Facebook envy making you miserable? You’re not alone By Belinda Goldsmith WITNESSING friends’ vacations, love lives and work successes on Facebook can cause envy and trigger feelings of misery and loneliness, according to German researchers. A study conducted jointly by two German universities found rampant envy on Facebook, the world’s largest social network that now has over one billion users and has produced an unprecedented platform for social comparison.

Twitter’s new service suggests future may lie in video TWITTER Inc, the social network known for its 140-character messages, hinted at the direction of its evolution on Thursday with the launch of a new streaming video service for smartphones. The service, called Vine, records six-second-long video clips, which can then be seamlessly embedded within tweets. The foray into video marks the beginning of a new thread in Twitter’s development, which evolved from a simple SMS text-messaging service in its early days into a platform that now delivers multimedia content. Privately held Twitter, which was founded in 2006 and is now expected by analysts to go public within two years, has spent the past year encouraging marketers to use its multimedia capabilities to deliver ads. “Like Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (six seconds or less) inspires creativity,” Michael Sippey, a Twitter vice president, said on the company’s blog. Twitter’s increasing emphasis on delivering video through its network has stirred speculation that it could eventually host longer content and grow into a bona fide media broadcaster.

Internet ruled ‘essential’ A GERMAN court ruled on Thursday that people have the right to claim compensation from service providers if their internet access is disrupted, because the internet is an “essential” part of life. The Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe made the ruling after hearing the case of a man who was unable to use his DSL connection, which also offered a telephone and fax line, for two months from late 2008 to early 2009. He had already received compensation for the cost of having to use a mobile phone, but wanted to be compensated for not being able to use the internet. “The internet plays a very important role today and affects the private life of an individual in very decisive ways,” a court spokeswoman told Germany’s ARD TV.

The researchers found that one in three people felt worse after visiting the site and more dissatisfied with their lives, while people who browsed without contributing were affected the most. “We were surprised by how many people have a negative experience from Facebook with envy leaving them feeling lonely, frustrated or angry,” researcher Hanna Krasnova from the Institute of Information Systems at Berlin’s Humboldt University said. “From our observations some of

these people will then leave Facebook or at least reduce their use of the site,” said Krasnova, adding to speculation that Facebook could be reaching saturation point in some markets. Researchers from Humboldt University and from Darmstadt’s Technical University found vacation photos were the biggest cause of resentment with more than half of envy incidents triggered by holiday snaps on Facebook. Social interaction was the second most common cause of envy as us-

ers could compare how many birthday greetings they received to those of their Facebook friends and how many “likes” or comments were made on photos and postings. “Passive following triggers invidious emotions, with users mainly envying happiness of others, the way others spend their vacations and socialise,” the researchers said in the report Envy on Facebook: A Hidden Threat to Users’ Life Satisfaction?. “The spread and ubiquitous presence of envy on Social Networking Sites is shown to undermine users’

life satisfaction.” They found people aged in their mid-30s were most likely to envy family happiness while women were more likely to envy physical attractiveness. The researchers based their findings on two studies involving 600 people. “From a provider’s perspective, our findings signal that users frequently perceive Facebook as a stressful environment, which may, in the longrun, endanger platform sustainability,” the researchers concluded.

Samsung Galaxy S3 tops iPhone 5 in latest awards All-round package bags Trusted Reviews public vote All-ro THE Samsung Sams Galaxy S3 (left) c has been crowned the Trusted B Reviews Best Smartphone of 2012, with the public vote helpAn ing the Android handset see off competit competition from bitter rival iPhon 5 (right). the iPhone Claimin a dominant 41.7 Claiming per cent of the public vote, Sam the Samsung Galaxy S3 has rounde off a strong year rounded ye another awards with yet succes claiming top honsuccess, ours in the 2012 Trusted Revie Reviews Awards, sponsored by eBay, ahead of Appl Apple’s latest, and long soug sought-after handset, the App iPhone 5 (26.7 per Apple cent cent). Fu Further highlighting Sam Samsung’s rise to power t in the mobile arena over the past 12 months, the Sa Samsung Galaxy Note 2 claimed third place in th reader vote with a the 1 12.4 per cent share. Released in May 2 2012, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has become the South Korean manufacturer’s most successful handset to date, having already sold more t than 40 million units glo globally. With a 1.4GHz

Cortex A9 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is a true dominant force, with the handset’s high-end spec pleasingly available for free on a selection of network deals. “While many still swear by Apple and the iPhone 5, it’s not surprising the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been voted by the public as the Best Smartphone of 2012 in the Trusted Reviews Awards,” Evan Kypreos, Editor of Trusted Reviews said. “Samsung really upped its game in 2012 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 is a strong all-round package with a competitive price tag.” “While Samsung might not have Apple’s flair for high-end design, the Samsung Galaxy S3’s sleek curves have helped create a desirable device, that is more than backed up by its excellent specification and performance.” A comprehensive breakdown

US homeland chief: cyber 9/11 could happen ‘imminently’ U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has warned a major cyber attack is a looming threat and could have the same sort of impact as last year’s Superstorm Sandy, which knocked out electricity in a large swathe of the Northeast. Napolitano said a “cyber 9/11” could happen “imminently” and that critical infrastructure - including water, electricity and gas - was very vulnerable to such a strike. “We shouldn’t wait until there is a 9/11 in the cyber world. There are things we can and should be doing right now that, if not prevent, would mitigate the extent of damage,” said Napolitano, speaking at the Wilson Centre think tank in Washington and referring to the September 11, 2001, attacks. Napolitano runs the sprawling Homeland Security De-

partment created 10 years ago in the aftermath of September 11 and charged with preventing another such event. She urged Congress to pass legislation governing cyber security so the government could share information with the private sector to prevent an attack on infrastructure, much of which is privately owned. A cyber security bill failed in Congress last year after business and privacy groups opposed it. The measure would have increased informationsharing between private companies and US intelligence agencies and established voluntary standards for businesses that control power grids or water treatment plants. New cyber legislation is being considered, but it is unclear whether it will get through the gridlocked Congress.

President Barack Obama is expected to soon issue an executive order that would set up a voluntary system to help protect some critical infrastructure and offer incentives to companies that participate. But without a new law, companies cannot be granted any kind of legal immunity for sharing information with the government and within the industry about potential threats. Officials have pointed to recent hacking attacks on US banks as a sign that the cyber threat is real and growing. “The clarion call is here and we need to be dealing with this very urgently,” said Napolitano. “Attacks are coming all the time. They are coming from different sources, they take different forms. But they are increasing in seriousness and sophistication.”

and comparison between the two phones can be found on the Trusted Reviews iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 page. Honouring the highlights of the year’s tech releases, the Trusted Reviews Awards hands control of a selected shortlist of nominations over to the public, providing readers the opportunity to cast their vote in 19 categories from Best TV and Best Tablet to Best Apps and Best Game. The products voted highest in the public vote then go to a panel of experts who pick a winner in each category, who take into account the public’s vote for each product. Lining up alongside the Samsung Galaxy S3 in the 2012 Trusted Reviews Awards roll of honour list are the Sennheiser Amperior (Best Headphones), Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Best Laptop), Netflix (Best Media Provider), and Panasonic TX-P65VT50 (Best TV).

TODAY IN HISTORY

First flight by hydroplane On January 26, 1911, Glenn Curtiss piloted the first hydroplane flight at North Island, San Diego, California with a successful take-off from water and landing on water. It rose six feet and flew about two or three hundred yards. The airplane Flying Fish had pontoons in place of wheels. He had made his first flight on his 30th birthday, May 21, 1908, in White Wing, a design of the Aerial Experiment Association, the group led by Alexander Graham Bell. Curtiss pioneered the design of the floatplane and the flying boat.


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Savile Row protests the opening of Abercrombie and Fitch

Roubi L’Roubi has just bought Huntsman the tailor with his boyfriend Pierre Lagrange - the financier who left his wife for a new life. Charlotte Edwardes meets the designer behind Savile Row’s hottest tale

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OUBI L’ROUBI cuts a sleek figure - long, lean and elegant - as he relaxes by the fire in Huntsman, the Savile Row tailor he has just bought with his boyfriend Pierre Lagrange, the celebrated financier. Lagrange, 50, has just waved goodbye, shaking his long, decidedly unhedgefundy mane on the way out. He looks like Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in The Lord of The Rings, except that he’s wearing a sharp tailored suit and is probably off to make a million quid before lunch. The merger between Roubi L’Roubi’s eponymous label and the 164-year-old Huntsman brand was announced last week. It’s an ambition realised for L’Roubi, who assisted at Henry Poole a few doors down, designed for Holland & Holland, and has been on the Savile Row scene most of his working life. It’s also a relief for the couple: the focus is back on L’Roubi’s skills as a designer, rather than the relationship with Lagrange. For the past year they have endured the fixation of the press - Lagrange was married with three children before they met, and his divorce settlement, although amicable, is expected to set

records at £160 million. The Belgian co-founder of the GLG hedge fund, Lagrange is also shrewd in property, buying the family home for £19 million in 2004, and recently selling it for £90 million to Roman Abramovich. Worth £350 million, he is listed among the UK’s 250 wealthiest, but he is also known for his generosity. He and his estranged wife Catherine Anspach are understood to have separated in 2010 but determined to have a “civil divorce”. In that vein, the couple exchanged

“friendship” gifts in the form of two Ferraris. It’s worth noting, against the backdrop of Master of the Universe financiers slugging it out with their ex-wives in the divorce courts, that Lagrange has been the model of dignified behaviour. But L’Roubi is a perfectionist. “In the picture they keep publishing with the story we are wearing jeans. Pierre is in a T-shirt - I mean really!” L’Roubi shakes his head in dismay. “That one day; most of the time we’re in suits. Thank God I was wearing a

High profile: Hugh Bonneville is dressed by Huntsman for Downton Abbey

shirt.” He adds: “And Pierre is actually better looking than in that picture.” L’Roubi, it turns out, only has one pair of jeans (“Diesel: they are a good fit on my legs”). That’s it. The 44-yearold is more at home amid the rails of Huntsman, and I can see why. Outside, the cold is brittle; snow covers the concrete. In here it’s cosy, infused with the smell of fine tweed, wool, of leather and an old iron left on. On the wall are two stag heads, left by a customer in 1921 - he went to his club for refreshment, the story goes, and never made it back. The oversized clock above the fire might be ticking backwards for all time has moved. It’s like a museum, I say. “And yet profitable,” L’Roubi replies smoothly. “People come here from all over the world: the US, Japan, China, the Middle East. As a business it works. It doesn’t need propping up.” A bespoke suit takes 80 hours to make and costs £5,200 (“it’s meant to last for ever”); something offthe-peg is around £2,000. “Beneath all the shop fronts on this street you can see the putting together of garments,” he says, “panels pressed and so on. These

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skills are something to be celebrated, protected. I feel strongly about this: there’s nowhere else I’d rather be than Savile Row.” Not even Paris? “Absolutely not!” he replies, adding that he had the chance to work with Yves Saint Laurent but turned it down. “London is much more exciting.” Although he has spent his entire working life in fashion - starting as a right hand man to Joseph Ettedgui and later as a 50-50 partner with Tomasz Starzewski - L’Roubi is, somewhat surprisingly, a mechanical engineering graduate from Imperial College, London. “My father insisted it was Imperial,” he says. “[He] is a mechanical engineer and my mother is

a research scientist, so they thought you have to go into law, engineering or medicine.” His parents, originally from Sudan, had a strong work ethic. “There was a lot of pressure [from my parents]. When I graduated I said I wanted to do my own thing. My father was objective, he said, ‘Okay, if you want to do your own thing, just do it’. In hindsight it was great, but at the time it was quite tough.” L’Roubi credits both parents for influencing his style “and aesthetic”. As a boy he trailed the fabric shops and couturiers of Europe: London, France, Switzerland and Italy with his mother. “She’d buy all the chiffons, and I would be with her looking at


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the shapes, and she was discussing all the colours with me. She taught me so much about fabric and colour - she always used to say, ‘Black is very lazy’. It wasn’t the male thing to do and my father was thinking, ‘Argh!’ [he pulls a face of horror] but I was looking at all the drawings she’d do for the evening dresses she wanted. “Even today she will say, ‘You need to make it like this,’ and draw a neckline. And I’ll say, ‘Okay mum’.” He pauses. “And you know what? She’s always right.” His father is a conservative, classical man, with a pronounced sense of decorum. “If I showed you childhood photos we were always in little waistcoats and jackets and bow-ties,”

he says. L’Roubi has a glorious soft, lulling storyteller’s voice, and you feel you could listen to him talking all day. I ask him who his style heroes are. “Winston Churchill,” he says - he designed a collection around the wartime prime minister based on a book that told his life story through photographs. “I did the tail suits, great coats, morning suits, his double-breasted suits. When he was younger he was so dapper and handsome it was unbelievable. He had an incredible shape. “There’s a famous photo that I found striking of Churchill walking with the King and members of his Cabinet: that picture could be out of a contemporary

photoshoot in a magazine. And you think, ‘Wasn’t there a war on?’” Another style hero is Edward VIII. “It’s amazing how beautifully dressed he was; a beautiful figure.” What about women? “His wife, Wallis Simpson. Although some of her clothes were quite masculine, and not everyone could carry them off. Then there’s Diana, Princess of Wales. She was incredible: her necklines, lengths of the dresses, the complete look from the shoes to the bag, to the little shift dress, or cocktail; beautifully groomed. “And then again I go back to the Forties and Fifties. You find better shapes and silhouettes. There’s a lot there, a lot of detail. People often say, ‘That’s a very interesting collar or cut, is it new?’” He rarely buys fashion magazines: “I think trends in fashion are distracting,” he says. What about the big fashion labels? “I just don’t look,” he says. “It’s funny, but when I go out I never comment on clothes. It’s better not to register.” He shows me around the room. Behind a desk is a man with a polite smile, his black hair oiled flat. A row of goldframed royal warrants hang high on a wall above the tailors and cutters, many second-, third- or fourth-generation. The old brass bell over the shop door tinkles to announce a customer in a great coat, smiling and stamping the cold from his feet. “I started on the cutting table,” L’Roubi says. “I understand the patterns, the teams, the challenges that cutters and seamstresses and tailors and what is at stake. I’ve known the fabric suppliers for ever.” In the fitting rooms are the brown patterns of Dirk Bogarde, Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, Rex Harrison, even Givenchy. More recently, the tailors here made Hugh Bonneville’s suits for Downton Abbey. On a table there’s a heavy old ledger showing King Edward VII’s order from September 1901 (it includes white leath-

er breeches for his postilion, four footman’s jackets, cord breeches and buck strappings for his Roughrider). Queen Victoria’s Royal Funeral Order is also here. I’d half-expected a flamboyant character from his profile, I tell him. He laughs. “Everyone says that but I’m very conservative: I like baroque music. I go to the opera - and

Measuring up: Huntsman

I work with the Royal Opera House and the ENO. I do dressage…” Dressage? “Yes. I love horses. I have quite a few Friesians from the north of Holland. I also shoot. I’ve shot grouse in Yorkshire. When I first arrived there were all these Yorkshiremen looking at me hard: I look very different, of course.” He smiles. “And then after they

saw me shoot on the second drive, they were all talking to me.” Lagrange and L’Roubi now live together, he tells me, moving between their houses in London, Hampshire and New York. One day he would love to have children too. But there is more to L’Roubi than this charming exterior. He is a fierce campaigner: “I strongly support Human Rights Watch,” he says. “We take our rights for granted in this country but at one time someone had to fight for us to have them.” I ask him if he means gay rights. “To me being gay or straight [in this country] is a non-issue. When there’s a fuss about it in the UK, I say, ‘Guys we have so many other things to sort out: poverty, human rights elsewhere, the economy’. Social mobility is an issue - assist people, not everyone is fortunate. In the UK there are laws that protect those who are gay.” He says: “In some countries it’s punishable by death.”


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This is 40 (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.10, 7.40 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 5.10, 7.40 and 10.15pm

An… (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in Greek) at 7.55 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) (in Greek) at 7.55 and 10.15pm

Django Unchained (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 7pm Texas Chainsaw 3D (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 10.05pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 10.05pm Finding Nemo 3D (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 3.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5pm, weekends also at 11.05am, 1pm and 3pm Les Miserables (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 7 and 10.05pm, weekends also at 3.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 7 and 10.05pm Hope Springs (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 10.10pm Jack Reacher (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 7.45 and 10.15pm Wreck-It Ralph (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in Greek), weekends only at 3pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) (in Greek), weekends

Life of Pi (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 5.25 and 7.45pm, weekends also at 3pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 5.25pm, weekends also at 11.30am and 3pm Hotel Transylvania (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek, in 2D) at 5.10pm, weekends only at 3.20pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) (in Greek, in 2D) at 5.10pm, weekends only at 11.20am, 1.20pm and 3.20pm Rise of the Guardians (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 3.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.20pm and 3.25pm Moonrise Kingdom Cine Studio, Sunday at 8pm, Tuesday and Thursday at 9pm, presented by the Friends of the Cinema Society. Tel: 96-420491, www.ofk.org.cy

LIMASSOL This is 40 (N/A) Rio 3 at 5.30 and 7.45pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.10, 7.40 and 10.15pm

Django Unchained (15) Rio 2 at 7.30pm; Rio 3 at 10.10pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 2) at 7pm Texas Chainsaw 3D (18) Rio 2 at 10.30pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 10.05pm Finding Nemo 3D (K) Rio 2 (in Greek) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 3.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 3.30pm Les Miserables (K) Rio 1 at 7.30 and 10.25pm, weekends also at 4.15pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 7 and 10.05pm Hope Springs (12) Rio 6 at 8pm, weekends also at 4 and 6pm Jack Reacher (15) Rio 5 at 7.45 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 5pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45 and 10.15pm House at the End of the Street (15) Rio 4 at 10pm Cloud Atlas (15) Rio 6 at 10pm An… (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in Greek) at 7.55 and 10.15pm Life of Pi (K) Rio 4 at 7.45pm, weekends

also at 3 and 5.20pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.25pm, weekends also at 3pm

Les Miserables (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 7 and 10.05pm, weekends also at 3.30pm

Wreck-It Ralph (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in Greek), weekends only at 3pm

Hope Springs (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 10.10pm

Zarafa (K) Rio 3 (in Greek), weekends only at 2.30pm

Jack Reacher (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45 and 10.15pm

Hotel Transylvania (K) Rio 3 (in Greek, in 3D), weekends only at 4pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek, in 2D) at 5.10pm, weekends only at 3.20pm

An… (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in Greek) at 7.55 and 10.15pm

Rise of the Guardians (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) (in English, in 2D) at 5.05pm, weekends also at 3.10pm

Wreck-It Ralph (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) (in Greek), weekends only at 3pm Life of Pi (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 5.25 and 7.45pm, weekends at 3pm

Amour (in French, with Greek subtitles) Rio 5, Monday at 8.30pm, presented by the Limassol Cine Club. www.cinelesxi.org

LARNACA This is 40 (N/A) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.10, 7.40 and 10.15pm Django Unchained (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7pm Texas Chainsaw 3D (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 10.05pm

Hotel Transylvania (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in Greek, in 2D) at 5.10pm, weekends only at 3.20pm Rise of the Guardians (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 3.25pm

PAPHOS This is 40 (N/A) Rio 4 at 5.10 and 7.30pm; Rio 1 at 10.30pm Django Unchained (15) Rio 1 at 7.30pm; Rio 7 at 9.45pm

Finding Nemo 3D (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm, weekends at 3.30pm

Finding Nemo 3D (K) Rio 1 (in Greek) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 3.30pm Les Miserables (K) Rio 5 at 7.30pm; Rio 3 at 9.45pm Hope Springs (12) Rio 2 at 9.45pm Jack Reacher (15) Rio 7 at 7.30pm; Rio 5 at 10.30pm An… (12) Rio 2 (in Greek) at 5.30 and 7.30pm; Rio 4 (in Greek) at 9.45pm Wreck-It Ralph (K) Rio 7 (in Greek), weekends only at 3.30pm Life of Pi (K) Rio 3 at 5 and 7.30pm Zarafa (K) Rio 6 (in Greek), weekdays only at 6pm, weekends only at 3pm The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (12) Rio 6, weekends only at 4.30pm Hotel Transylvania (K) Rio 7 (in Greek, in 3D) at 5.30pm Rise of the Guardians (K) Rio 5 (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 3.30pm

Texas Chainsaw 3D (18) Rio 6 at 7.30 and 9.45pm

listings Today Music Fusion Music Pop meets opera meets show-tunes with Tina Chester: Soprano and Andrew Oliver: Piano. January 26. Limassol Heritage School. Concert 8.30pm. €10. Tel: 25-367018 Chamber Music Concert with Brass Quintet Brass quintet with members of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. January 26. Pallas Theatre, Paphos Gate in Nicosia. 5pm. Free. Tel: 22-463144

Theatre A Play About... Trash The theatre group Point To, in collaboration with Scarabeo Lounge Bar, presents a comedy directed by Evagelia Onoufriou. January 26. Scarabeo Bar, 4 Nikokreontos Street, Nicosia. 9.30pm. €10. In Greek. Tel: 99-935777/99-740773 Just Broken Up Act Theatre presents play by Vassilis Myrianthopoulos & Vangelis Hatzinikolaou. January 26. Larnaca Municipal Theatre. 8.30pm. In Greek. €20. Tel: 77-777181

Other Events Unlock Me Party DJ Peter will be spinning the

decks while you try to unlock your perfect match, with a chance to win prizes. January 26. Club Nuovo, 11 Stasinou Street, Engomi, Nicosia. 11.30pm. €20 Open Bar. Tel: 96336649 Last Presentation of the Straw Dogs Magazine Issue # 1 Last presentation of its maiden issue. The speech will be made by the editors of the magazine, Yiota Panayiotou and Yiannis Zelianaios and by the poet and translator, Constantinos Kokoloyiannis. January 26. Municipal Library of Engomi 4 Leonidou Street, Makedonitissa, Engomi, Nicosia (first floor of the building of Makedonitissa’s Association of Residents). 4pm. Tel: 22-658891

Monday Music Fusion Music Pop meets opera meets show-tunes with Tina Chester: Soprano and Andrew Oliver: Piano. January 28. Anarita Olivio Restaurant. Concert 7pm, dinner 9pm. €27 inc. dinner. Reservations - Tel: 26-423385

in original language with English subtitles where applicable. For more information: www.pharosartsfoundation.org

Cultural Centre, 11-15 Vladimiros Kafkarides Street, Aglantzia, Nicosia. Every Sunday at 10.30am. €10. In Greek. Tel: 22-312940/22-421609

Community Media Giving Voice to the Voiceless Public talk followed by discussion about campaign for community media recognition with keynote speech by Archana Kapoor, a filmmaker, author and activist. January 28. CCMC building in Nicosia’s Ledra Palace Buffer Zone. 6pm. Tel: 22-662269 or email info@cypruscommunitymedia.org

Heights Three actors confront their personal conflicts among the spectators. Until January 29. Theatro Ena, 4 Athinas Avenue, Nicosia. €10 including the first glass of wine. 10pm. In Greek. Tel: 2234 8203 or email theatroena@cytanet.com.cy

Doc Nights Brave New Culture presents screening of A Film Unfinished. January 28. Cine Studio, Nicosia. 9pm. €5/3. With English and Greek subtitles. Tel: 96-420491

Ongoing Theatre

Other Events

The Elephant Man Theatro Ena presents a play by Bernard Pomerance, translated and directed by Andreas Christodoulides. Until January 27. Theatro Ena, 4 Athinas Avenue, Nicosia. Every Friday through Sunday at 8.30pm. In Greek. €15/12. Tel: 22-348203

Screenings at the Shoe Factory An extraordinary selection of rare eclectic films. January 28 until March 29. The Shoe Factory, 304 Ermou Str, Nicosia. 8pm. Free. Films shown

The Magic Flute The Children’s Stage of Satiriko Theatre presents play adapted and directed by Thanasis Theologis. Until January 27. Vladimiros Kafkarides

Noah’s Family A theatrical play for children written by Xenia Kalogeropoulou and Thomas Moschopoulos. Until February 3. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Every Sunday at 10.30am. Tel: 22-864300 Social Security THOC presents satire on modern high society by Andrew Bergman. Until February 3. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Friday through Sunday at 8.30pm, Saturday at 6pm and 8.30pm. €12/6 . In Greek. The performance on January 26 will be with Greek and English surtitles. Tel: 77-772717/22-864300 The Whore from Ohio The central stage of ETHAL presents black comedy by Israeli playwright Hanoch Levin, directed by Panagiotis Larkou. Until February 5. Technohoros ETHAL, 76 Franklin Roosevelt Avenue, Limassol. Every Tuesday and Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 6.30pm. In Greek Tel: 25-877827

Spring Awakening THOC presents work by Frank Wedekind, about sexual and spiritual awakening of teenagers. Until February 9. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. On specific days at 8.30pm. In Greek. The performances on February 8 & 9 will be with Greek and English surtitles. €12/6. Tel: 77-772717/22-864300 Kali-Kantzar & Co A musical directed by Lea Maleni with music by Dimitris Zavros. Until February 10. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Every Saturday and Sunday at 6pm. In Greek. The performances on February 9 and 10 will be with Greek and English surtitles. Tel: 22-864300 The Glass Menagerie The new theatre group Krama presents play by Tennessee Williams. Until February 11. THOC New Stage, Kampou 29, Strovolos, Nicosia. Every Sunday and Monday at 8.30pm. €10/8. In Greek. Tel: 22-480300 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 Shear 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

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

March 17. Pantheon Art Cinema, 29 Diagorou Street, Nicosia. Every Saturday and Sunday at 8.30pm. €20. In Greek. Tel: 70-001910/22-675787

Exhibition Mag Dossier #01 A celebration of contemporary magazine publishing featuring magazines from across the world. Until January 26. Phytorio – Visual Artists Association Municipal Garden of Nicosia, 2 Nehrou. Tuesday-Friday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm. Saturday: 10am-1pm. Tel: 22-681088 Nikolaos Voulgaredis Solo painting exhibition. Until January 26. Gallery Kypriaki Gonia, 45 Stadiou Street, Larnaca. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm & 4.30pm-8pm. Sunday:11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm. Tel: 24-621109 George Andreou - Cyprus Everest Expedition 2012 Photography exhibition of expedition to climb Everest. Until January 26. Famagusta Gate, old Nicosia. 10am1pm and 4pm-7pm. Tel: 22-430877 Once Upon… a Christmas A Christmas themed exhibition that journeys into the past, with narration of traditional Cypriot Christmas fairy tales along with etchings by the artist Hambis. Until January 27. Pandora’s Box, Leventis Museum of Nicosia, 15-17 Hippocratous St, Laiki Gitonia, Old Nicosia. Tuesday- Sunday: 10am4.30pm. Tel: 22-661475. www. leventismuseum.org.cy


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Life in art education Monday Other Events The other side of the story Brave New Culture’s Doc Nights returns on Monday with the poignant documentary A Film Unfinished (Shtikat Haarchion). Over the past few weeks Brave New Culture have been screening creative documentaries covering a wide spectrum of topics and reflecting the stylistic range of modern documentaries. The aim of the project is to give viewers the opportunity of coming into frequent contact with current trends in creative documentary and watching films which offer different viewpoints and misunderstood aspects of the world. Don’t miss Brave New Culture’s latest offering directed by Yael Hersonski, a story of a film that was never finished. At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film, having sat undisturbed in an East German archive, was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May 1942, and labelled simply ‘Ghetto’, this footage quickly became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. However, the later discovery of a long-missing reel complicated earlier readings of the footage. It shows heartbreaking clips from the Ghetto while exposing fictionalised sequences (includ-

Coming Up Music Fusion tour wrapping up The record-breaking Fusion Music Tour continues this evening with a show at the Limassol Heritage School. ‘Fusion’ is that musical area where well-known classical pieces and lighter show-tunes meet. Popular English singers - Lesley Garrett, Katherine Jenkins and Russell Watson among them - have all recorded fusion and crossover music in the UK in the last decade, to expand their appeal to wider audiences, but it is a new concept for a live concert in Cyprus. Andrew Oliver is the mastermind behind this new show, returning to his classical roots, accompanied by English-trained soprano Tina Chester in a unique and intimate blend of quality music. The tour kicked

ing a staged dinner party) falsely showing “the good life” enjoyed by Jewish urbanites. It is not known why this propaganda film was made, or who was meant to see it. For her film, Hersonski probes deep into the making of a now-infamous Nazi propaganda film using excerpts from some of the journals that were kept by Warsaw Ghetto residents and officials, along with first-hand accounts of the filmmaking and even the reactions of Jewish survivors, who tell their own stories while viewing the footage. While the documentary may be hard to watch sometimes, A Film Unfinished is also a powerful and unforgettable - exploration of the realities of life in the Ghetto and the cold and heartless deception of Nazi propagandists. All films are screened in their original language with English and Greek subtitles. Look out for 5 Broken Cameras on the next and final Docs Night screening the following Monday. The film is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the footage was later given to Israeli co-director Guy Davidi to edit. Doc Nights Brave New Culture presents screening of A Film Unfinished. January 28. Cine Studio, Nicosia. 9pm. €5/3. With English and Greek subtitles. Tel: 96-420491 off in style this month when it opened to a warm crowd at Takis Family Restaurant in the tiny hide-away village of Vouni. The welcome was hospitable, the audience discerning and attentive and the gala buffet after the concert mouth-watering traditional Cypriot food. Despite the snow, the Kathikas performance was not only a sell-out in advance but also oversubscribed and Yiannis’ taverna was packed to the rafters with another fine audience. Organisers had to work a little harder to woo the folk at Erimi, but they eventually won them over in the second half. The tour then moved onwards and upwards (mountain-wise) with Ross Neil joining the crew at Omodhos. This was Neil’s first performance with Fusion, before joining them in Pissouri Yialos Restaurant and Larnaca Pyla Village Tavern. A show to look out for is the Fusion Gala at Pentaras Hall in Paphos, on Wednesday. Here Oliver and Chester will be joined by Neil along with

Prominent artist and beloved teacher Glyn Hughes’ life at the Junior School will be celebrated in a special event on Tuesday. The Junior/Senior School Alumni Association (JUSSAA) in commemoration of the School’s 70th Birthday in 2014 and reflecting on its illustrious history and the memories it holds, is taking the opportunity to bring together the old and the new with a celebration of the life of the popular art teacher who worked at The Junior School and The English School. Hughes worked at the Junior School from 1956 to the early ’90s, and taught countless children the wonders of light and colour in art. The children returned the favour – according to Hughes, it was not until he started teaching them that he learned a valuable lesson himself. He says of his early years there: “In those days you could buy earth colours and I used them to paint strong abstract shapes, sometimes adding sand. The landscape was very white and the stark contrast of olive trees against the dusty ground led to a particular use of these earth colours. It was not until I taught children that I discovered full colour”. The event will be held between 6pm and 8pm at the Junior School Hall and there will be a small exhibition of Hughes’ own personal memorabilia of his time at the School, with certain pieces

up for sale. Proceeds will go to the artist who is now in healthcare. Children under the supervision of the Art Coordinator at the School have been busily recreating his work in their own collaborative paintings. These will be available to buy, following a silent bid on the night. Proceeds of these sales will go to the Art Department of the School. Hughes was born in Wales in 1931 and studied art at Bretton Hall, Yorkshire before taking up his teaching post in Nicosia. In 1960 he founded the first gallery in Cyprus, the Apophasis Gallery, with Christoforos Savva and then went on to create Synergy, a combination of a conceptual and environmental art event, held annually until 1974. Since 1975, he has held a prolific collaboration with the German director Heinz Uwe Haus both in Cyprus and abroad and with the Cyprus Theatre Organisation.

His theatre sets and costume designs have covered a broad spectrum of plays from ancient Greek tragedy to contemporary playwrights and been used in Cyprus, Athens, Thessaloniki, Epidaurus and Edinburgh. Hughes has lectured extensively on Cypriot contemporary art, on Berthold Brecht, William Hogarth, German expressionism and other subjects both in Nicosia and Athens, while his work has been on display in solo and group shows from China to Australia. A Celebration of the Life of Glyn Hughes at the Junior School Event marking Glyn Hughes teaching at historic school featuring a small exhibition of the artist’s own memorabilia from his time at the School and recreations of the artist’s work by school children. January 29. The Junior School, Junior School Hall Kyriakou Matsi Avenue, Ayioi Omoloyites, Nicosia. 6pm-8pm. Tel: 99-486772/99-497171

Fusion Music Pop meets opera meets show-tunes with Tina Chester, Soprano, and Andrew Oliver, Piano. January 26: Limassol Heritage School. Concert 7.30pm. €10. Reservations Tel: 25-367018/99-832538 January 28: Anarita Olivio Restaurant. Concert 7pm, dinner 9pm. €27 inc. dinner. Reservations - Tel: 99-126992/26423385/99-832538 January 30: Paphos Pentaras Hall. Fusion Gala with Tina Chester: soprano, Ross Neil: baritone, Lesley Locke: violin, Tommy Locke: guitar, Andrew Oliver: piano and Doros Zesimos: cello. Concert 8.30pm. €15 inc. welcome drink. Tickets & Information - Tel: 99-832538 Lesley Locke on violin, Tommy Locke on guitar, and Doros Zesimos on cello. Songs you can expect to hear this evening include Classical Gas, Alleluia, Ave Maria, Aranjuez, Shenandoah and many more. Pentaras should be accepting bookings until the last minute as no food is involved and it promises to

be an excellent night. If you haven’t been to see fusion music live, this show is a great way to experience it for the first time. There are only five shows left to see and so far they’ve proved to be very popular, with tickets selling like hotcakes, so if you want to make sure you act quickly.

February 1: Sylikou Tavern. Concert 7pm, dinner 9pm. €22 inc. dinner. Reservations - Tel: 99-794187/25-470056 /99-832538 February 3: Pine Bay Club Pissouri. End of Tour Party. Lunch 2.30pm, concert 4.30pm. €20 inc. lunch. Reservations – Tel: 97-788574/99-832538

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Saturday, January 26, 2013 CYPRUS MAIL

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.

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Local drama series.

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

14.00 14.30

Vimmata Stin Ammo (rpt) Two episodes of local period drama, based on true events.

News Patates Antinahtes (rpt)

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Local Sketch News Savvato Ki Apovrado

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News Repeats

23.30 01.45

07.20 07.50 08.20 09.10 10.00 10.50

2013 US Figure Skating Championships Decoding Disaster

Candid Camera News In English New In Turkish NRG Zone Weekend 2013 US Figure Skating Championships Ghost Whisperer (rpt) Fifth season of paranormal drama. starring Jennifer Love Hewitt as a woman able to communicate with the dead, helping restless spirits resolve the problems preventing them from finding peace. ‘Cause for Alarm’. One of Eli’s patients thinks he is being haunted by his sister’s ghost; Jim and Melinda become concerned about Aiden.

Ego Ki Esi

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

06.20 06.50

Unsuspecting people react to bizarre events.

Local comedy series.

19.30 20.00 21.30

NRG Zone Kids’ TV

Documentary series investigating into the causes of catastrophic natural disasters.

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

18.45

ANTENNA

Thomas and the Tank Engine, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Barney etc. Shown till 12.30, then repeated till midafternoon.

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

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07.00 08.00

Moiraia Fengaria (rpt)

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Repeats Euronews

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Proini Enimerosi Dada 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) Ta Koritsia Tou Baba (rpt) Galileo (rpt) Tihi Vouno (rpt) Yia Tin Agapi Sou Niose Me (rpt) Ekeino To Kalokairi (rpt) With News at 18.00.

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12.10 13.10 14.00 16.10 17.20 18.00 18.20 20.15 21.10 22.20

Doureios Ippos (rpt) News Fab 5 (rpt)

Yia Sena (rpt) Kid’s TV Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes Boukia Kai Syhorio (rpt) Klemmena Oneira (rpt) Chuck Mousiko Kouti Live (rpt) Anonymous (rpt) Master Chef (rpt) News Epta Thanasimes Petheres (rpt) News Anonymous FILM: Tequila Sunrise A cop investigating an old friend for drug dealing falls for the criminal’s lover, a restaurateur who holds the key to closing the case. Thriller, with Mel Gibson and Kurt Russell. 1988.

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News FILM: Save Angel Hope Three crooks launch a national donations fund for a fictitious aid action in the Pacific, simply in order to pocket the cash themselves. Drama, starring Billy Boyd. 2007.

News Sports News Vradi Me Ton Petro Kotsopoulo Blackout Game show which places contestants in complete darkness to compete in challenges.

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Vals Me 12 Theous News Me To Dexi (rpt) FILM: Out For Justice A tough detective turns the streets of Brooklyn into a war zone as he sets out to avenge the cold-blooded murder of his partner. Violent action thriller, starring Steven Seagal. 1991.

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MEGA

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Eheis Meson (rpt) Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes (rpt) Patir, Yios Kai Pnevma (rpt) Oi Afthairetoi More Repeats

SIGMA 05.20 07.00 08.30 10.00 14.00 14.50 17.00 18.00 18.10 19.00

Oi Takkoi (rpt) Zoi Podilato (rpt) Barbie And The Magic Pegasus Mes Stin Kala Hara Oikogeneiakes Istories (rpt) Aspra Balonia (rpt) Siga Min To Xeres (rpt) News The Cooking Factory Pame Paketo (rpt) Talk-show that deals with human interest stories such as reuniting people, fulfilling dreams.

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News FILM: Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde The dizzy heroine is now a qualified lawyer and heads to Washington, DC to put a stop to the testing of cosmetics on animals. Comedy sequel, with Reese Witherspoon and Sally Field. 2003.

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (rpt) News Istories Tou Astinomou Beka (rpt) Mes Stin Kali Hara (rpt) Magazino (rpt)

PLUS TV 07.50 11.45

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

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Ta Kopelia

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CAPITAL 07.00 11.30 12.15 13.25 13.40 15.00 15.35 16.05 16.10

Two girls capture the imagination of the world with what appeares to be photographs of fairies. Factbased drama, starring Florence Hoath. 1997. With News at 17.30.

Greek talk-show. Local comedy series.

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Greek FILM: O Grambos Mou O Proikothiras Comedy. 1967.

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Exelixeis Sti Showbiz Cold Case (rpt) Third season. ‘Family’. A 17-year-old girl is contacted by a man claiming to be her father, prompting Detective Lilly Rush to reopen the case of a boy who was killed on the same night the teenager was born.

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Vathi Kokkino

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Kostakis Ki Yioi

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Remington Steele News Acapulco HEAT News O Anthropos Tis Thalassas FILM: Shall We Dance ? A bored lawyer signs up for dancing classes, but has to keep the new hobby a secret from his suspicious wife. Romantic comedy, with Richard Gere. 2004.

Greek drama series. Local comedy series.

Kid’s TV Kouzina Me Apopsi Telemarketing Mila Mou Prasina Greek FILM: Angeloi Horis Ftera Portraita Kouzina Me Apopsi News FILM: Fairytale: A True Story

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FILM: Up At the Villa A widow visits Italy to consider a marriage offer, but ends up hiding a body when a date kills himself. Romantic thriller, with Kristin Scott Thomas. 2000.

LTV Sports News Star News Repeats 01.00

FILM: Sparks: The Price of Passion Drama, starring Victoria Principal. 1990.

The Adjustment Bureau (Novacinema2, 18.15)

06:15 The Weakest Link 07:00 Charlie and Lola 07:10 Nina and the Neurons 07:25 Gigglebiz 07:40 The Roly Mo Show 07:55 Me Too! 08:15 Charlie and Lola 08:25 Nina and the Neurons 08:40 Gigglebiz 08:55 The Roly Mo Show 09:10 Me Too! 09:30 Buzz & Tell 09:35 The Weakest Link 10:20 Doctor Who 11:05 Last Man Standing 11:55 Full Circle With Michael Palin 12:45 Dinnerladies 13:15 As Time Goes By 13:45 Fawlty Towers 14:20 Last Of The Summer Wine 14:50 Twenty Twelve 15:20 Casualty 16:10 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 Whitechapel 23:20 Ideal 23:50 Getting On 00:20 Twenty Twelve 00:50 Last Man Standing 01:40 Last Of The Summer Wine 02:10 Live At The Apollo 02:55 The Weakest Link 03:40 Twenty Twelve 04:10 Last Man Standing 05:00 Live At The Apollo 05:45 Last Of The Sum-

mer Wine

07:00 How It’s Made 07:25 Rides 08:15 Fifth Gear 09:10 Mega Builders 10:05 Mighty Ships 10:55 How We Invented The World 14:30

Extreme Engineering 15:25 Man Made Marvels Asia 16:20 Mega Builders 17:15 How It’s Made 18:10 Crisis Control 19:05 Mythbusters 20:00 How It’s Made 21:00 Auction Hunters 22:00 Auction Kings 23:00 Sport Under Threat 00:00 The Supernaturalist 01:00 Ross Kemp: Battle For The Amazon 01:55 Auction Hunters 02:50 Auction Kings 03:50 Sport Under Threat 04:50 How It’s Made 05:15 Crisis Control 06:05 Mega Builders

09:30 Tennis: Australian Open, Melbourne 10:15 Tennis: Game, Set And Mats 10:30 Tennis: Australian Open, Melbourne 12:30

Alpine Skiing: World Cup Austria 13:45 Alpine Skiing: World Cup Slovenia 15:15 Nordic Combined Skiing: World Cup Germany 17:00

Ski Jumping: World Cup Norway 18:45 Tennis: Game, Set And Mats 19:00 Football: African Cup Of Nations South Africa 22:00 Figure

Skating: European Championship Croatia 00:00 Tennis: Australian Open, Melbourne 01:45 Tennis: Game, Set And Mats 02:00 Ski Jumping: World Cup Norway

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 Body Of Proof 18:30 Tabatha’s Salon Takeover 20:10 Who Do You Think You Are 21:00 Jane By Design 21:50 Revenge 22:40 Raising Hope 23:05 New Girl 23:30 Glee 00:20 Castle 02:00 Bones 04:25 Modern Family

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

Storm: WWII In The Eastl

07:30 Hollywood Buzz 08:00 12 Men Of Christmas 09:30 Batman Begins 11:50 Christmas With The Kranks 13:30 Live Wire 15:00 Life As We Know It 17:00 Pre-Game 18:00 A’ Division Cyprus Soccer

Championship 2012-13 20:00 Ltv Sports News 21:00 Space Cowboys 23:15 Letters To Juliet 01:00 Hustler Tv 02:45 Another Year 05:00 Sins Of The Mother 06:30 Ltv Sports News

viction 00:00 The Skin I Live In 02:05 Source Code 03:40 The Films And Stars Of 2012-2013 04:40 Barney’s Version

06:40 The Lincoln Lawyer 08:40 Cine News 09:25 Love Crime 13:10 07:00 Looney Tunes Show, The 07:25 Loonatics Unleashed Ii 07:50 Tom & Jerry Show, The 08:15 Wonder Pets 08:40 Dora The Explorer 09:05 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 09:30 Spongebob Squarepants 09:55 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:20 Fanboy & Chum Chum 10:45 X’s, The 11:10 Mighty B!, The 11:35 My Life As A Teenage Robot 12:00 Hey Arnold! 12:25 Icarly 12:50 Icarly 13:15 Legion Of Super Heroes Ii 13:40 Max Adventures 14:05 Geisco Pba Team Shootout 14:35

Best Classic Premier League Games 17:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 19:00 Nba 201213 21:00 Liga Bbva 2012-13 23:00 Volvo Ocean Race 00:00 Toyota Australian Football International 2012 01:00 Liga Bbva 2012-13 03:00 Liga Bbva 2012-13 05:00 Liga Bbva 2012-13

07:15 Gossip Girl 08:00 Friends 08:30 Big Bang Theory, The 09:00 According To Jim 09:55

League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen 15:05 Limitless 16:55 Xxx 19:05 Gattaca 21:00 Straw Dogs 23:00 Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost 00:35 Cine News 01:30 Adult Zone 03:30 13 As-

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Two And A Half Men 10:45 Bones 11:30 Mentalist, The 12:30 Necessary Roughness 13:15 Closer, The 14:15 Fringe 15:00 Ncis: Los Angeles 00:05 Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark 01:45 Nowhere Boy 03:30 Pan Am 06:30 Supernatural

08:00 Happy Feet Two 10:00 Spaced Invaders 12:00 U.S. Marshals 14:15 Trucker 16:00 Beautiful (2009) 18:00 Fast Freddie Widow & Me 19:20 Action Zone 20:00 Barbarian Princess 22:00 Stone 00:05 Daring! TV 03:35 Action Zone 04:05 Talhotblond 05:30 Youth In Revolt

06:10 Cine News 06:45 The Dilemma 08:35 Hugo 10:45 Blue Crush 2 12:40

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 15:00 Ncis 16:40 Confucius 19:05 Seeking Justice 22:00 The Sitter 23:30 We Bought A Zoo 01:40 Cine News 02:20 The Double 04:05 Passion Play

06:50 Cine News 07:20 Birth 09:00

The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn 10:50 Christmas Magic 12:20 Bounce 14:10 Open Season 3 15:30 Jane Eyre 17:35 Mad On Novacinema 18:15 The Adjustment Bureau 20:05 Ghost Rider 22:00 Con-

06:10 Friends With Benefits 08:00 Rio 09:40 Jumping The Broom 11:35 The Art Of Getting By 13:05 Ever After: A Cinderella Story 15:10 Shall We Dance? 17:00 Bright Star 19:05 Taxidi Sti Mitilini 21:00 Mr. Popper’s Penguins 22:40 Le Divorce 00:40 War Of The Buttons 02:30 Melinda And Melinda 04:10 La Chance De Ma Vie

07:00 Bachelor In Paradise 08:45 Silk Stockings 10:40 Yellow Rolls-Royce 12:40 Now, Voyager 14:35 Two Weeks In Another Town 16:25 Unsinkable Molly Brown 18:30 Les Girls 20:20 Time Machine 22:00 Get Carter 23:55 Victor/Victoria 02:05 Westworld 03:30 3 Godfathers 05:15 Logan’s Run

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Barbarian Princess (LTV3, 20.00) Also known as Princess Kaiulani - a much more responsible title because the princess in question isn’t a barbarian, that’s just what those strait-laced Victorians think. “I don’t care what they think!” cries the girl, dazzling the Brits with her regal bearing - but meanwhile, back in Hawaii, her uncle the King has died making her the heir to the throne, and the US has its eye on annexing the islands. Go home, Kaiulani, your country needs you! Q’orianka Kilcher (who played Pocahontas in The New World) is the half-Scottish, half-Hawaiian princess - Ms. Kilcher herself is half-Swiss, half-Peruvian - and this little-known costume drama got bad reviews (critics called it flat and creaky) but the com-

bination of young Q’orianka and lush Hawaiian landscapes makes for restful viewing on a slow Saturday night. Warning to the absent-minded: note that Hawaii is now part of the United States, so a downbeat ending - one in which Kaiulani is no longer princess is more or less guaranteed. Thank you. Made in 2009.

The Sitter (Novacinema1, 22.00) Jonah Hill is a babysitter. Seriously? Jonah Hill, the pudgy irresponsible buffoon with the high-pitched voice? “Would you trust this man with your kids?” asks the trailer, and it has a point - but Jonah somehow gets a gig babysitting three kids called Slater, Blithe and Rodrigo (I know, I know...) then, like Elisabeth

Shue in Adventures in Babysitting, gets a phone call that requires getting in the car and driving off with his troublesome charges, after which the night gets increasingly frenetic. Unlike Elisabeth Shue in Adventures in Babysitting, the phone call isn’t from a friend in trouble but a girlfriend with an offer of sex - just one example of how this ostensible family comedy isn’t really for kids. The trailer looks pretty awful, reaching a nadir when Jonah - driving in the car with the three kids in the back seat - gets assailed by a terrible pong and perky little Blithe pipes up “It was me; I sharted”, but I haven’t actually seen the film so it’s possible they put all the crass and stupid jokes in the trailer. Or maybe it really is crass and stupid. Made in 2011.


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CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Fluted; 4 Locust; 7 Lacrosse; 8 Nina; 9 On the surface; 13 Strife; 14 Clover; 15 Pip at the post; 18 Opie; 19 Workshop; 20 Friend; 21 Entrap. Down – 1 Folio; 2 Uncut; 3 Dustsheet; 4 Lie; 5 Cantaloup; 6 Senseless; 10 Notepaper; 11 Hairpiece; 12 Racehorse; 16 Other; 17 Top up; 19 Wad.

QUICK: Across – 1 Picnic; 4 Vivify; 7 Trimaran; 8 Road; 9 Heartwarming; 13 Defile; 14 Climax; 15 Hopelessness; 18 Anno; 19 Prisoner; 20 Useful; 21 Notify. Down – 1 Patch; 2 China; 3 Cartwheel; 4 Vin; 5 Vermilion; 6 Franglais; 10 Elephants; 11 Rainproof; 12 Recession; 16 Ennui; 17 Sorry; 19 Pal.

ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

There’s plenty of fun to be had today, and lots of opportunities to mix and mingle. The main focus seems to be on connecting with others in your group or community. You may want to volunteer for various projects or generally get involved. A very special and lucky influence suggests that a new friendship could bring lots of mutual benefits.

Your connections with others bring you wonderful benefits today. Work as part of a team, as by doing so you’ll achieve so much more. Your partner seems to be positively inspired, and may have the answers to some of your most obscure problems. An intimate discussion could resolve a lot of issues. If you’re going out, luck may be on your side.

With a little quiet contemplation, you can work out a solution. Look to make home improvements with the aim of modernising. Breaking with the past could be liberating and may give you a new lease of life. An unexpected stroke of luck could turn up in the unlikeliest place; be on the alert and leave no stone unturned. Your resourcefulness is an asset.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

Connect with others on your wavelength and think about networking with people who share your goals and ideals. Get yourself invited along to business lunches or events - inspire and be inspired. Today, you may have an opportunity to close a lucrative deal or make a significant step forwards career wise. If someone makes you an offer, be open to it.

In terms of your job and overall career, things continue to look good. Your innovative ideas may earn you praise, and might even get you a promotion. As the Sun aspects Jupiter, being in the right place at the right time could result in a very good offer. Be alert to what is happening around you. The stars reveal that daily workouts will keep you feeling fab.

Be open to new people, places and things; they can open the door to fresh possibilities. It may be an idea to accept invitations for both business and for pleasure. Share unusual points of view, and talk to people you may not normally associate with. All of this should help you make progress on all fronts. Expect a pleasant surprise too today.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

New doors are opening, and although being in the right place at the right time may help, you can also speed things along by keeping an open mind. Researching new systems of thought, the latest quantum theories and keeping up with innovative software and gadgets may help you move to a new level where a fresh challenge might excite you.

The things that you may excel at today, may be the things you do naturally, and the activities you love most. If you have a hobby that you would like to turn into a business, this may be the time to promote it. An inspiring influence reveals that you could go far, if you take the first step. Romantic feelings and tender thoughts may make for an exciting evening.

You may be overflowing with enthusiasm for an idea or concept that could be a bit too novel or innovative for some. But don’t let those who are behind the times prevent you from following your passion. You may like what others have to say today. Friends seem to be in the picture. It’s fun to get acquainted with new people in a novel setting.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

The Moon in your personal money zone may encourage you to purchase a few luxuries and to enjoy being extravagant. You might also feel like arranging a loan or getting extra credit for whatever purpose you deem. A very fortunate influence today suggests that by listening to your intuition, you may get a windfall or make extra cash. Good luck!

A combination of common sense and inventive genius may make you a winner at whatever you put your hand to. Try something new, and expand your possibilities for the future. Home may be where you’re happiest today, whether that means just kicking back or tackling some household project. As long as you’re relaxed, do what feels right for you.

You may be filled with a sense of yearning. Fantasy and perhaps a touch of illusion may affect your thinking. There’s no harm in all this, as your dreams may be telling you something about a current situation. If you get a persistent inner urge, it may be good to go with it. You seem to be in the mood to spend, but could get news of a pay rise too.


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MISCELLANEOUS ***************************** WE WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE that the company Super Vista Limited with registration number 025782 is in the process of liquidation. There are no claims whatsoever against the company I AM SATISH basic residence of city in India current residence, working in Cyprus (Evropis 4 flat 53 Strovolos Nicosia) passp. No G 5897932. Have placed my surname Sharma on my passport.All concerned may note LOST CONTACT. On behalf of Dave and Margaret MANNING looking for Alan and Thelma REID last heard of living in Emba, Paphos. Please contact Tony Franklin (Erimi) on 96539059 ***************************** ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS CYPRUS Is drink costing you more than just money? AA could be the answer. Meeting at the following locations/ days. Call to speak to an AA member. Ayia Napa Monday 97798043 Larnaca Tuesday (Polish spk) 96616589 Thursday 24645523 / 99259264 Limassol Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday / Saturday 25368265 / 99559322 Nicosia Wednesday/Sunday 99013596 Paphos Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday 99916331 / 99399240 Details of meetings are available on www.aa-europe.net

on 99819137. Also available for weddings. www.paphosluckychimneysweep.com 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) rickyscleaningservices@gmail.com UPHOLSTERY, RUG, BLINDS + CURTAIN Cleaning Rugs from 20€ - Carpets from 38€ - Fabric Suites from 85€ - Leather Suites from 95€ - Mattresses from 25€. Curtains, Roman blinds, Vertical Blinds need to be surveyed. Collection Service available. For a free quotation call Mark on 70006766 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 or 96333961 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

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Nicosia - tel: 22 818583 fax: 22 676385 cross around 2-3 years old. Now in shelter. 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 monfrid 10-2pm.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES THE ARTISAN RESORT SEEKS to employ lady who speaks fluent Russian and English, aged between 30-40 with experience in housekeeping/ hospitality, friendly, non smoking, computer literate, close to the area of Cavo Greco, valid driving licence a plus. Call 22451056, 99660041 THE ARTISAN RESORT SEEKS an individual who speaks very well German and English, age 30, to provide maintenance services for residences, friendly, non smoking, computer literate, close to the area of Cavo Greco, valid driving licence a plus. Call 22451056, 99660041 START YOUR OWN SLIMMING BUSINESS FROM €99. Distributors and outlets wanted for fantastic new products from UK - BOOSSH. Full support given. 31 flavours at great prices. Call now 70005123 and log on www. boossh-cyprus.com EXPERIENCED TUTOR WANTED FOR THE BIOMEDICAL ADMISSIONS TEST (BMAT) I seek an experienced tutor for private instruction in Nicosia, on Part A of the BMAT test (Aptitude and Skills). Please email at: georgebmat@gmail.com or call at: 99657768.

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LESSONS RUSSIAN-ENGLISH / ENGLISHRUSSIAN / PRIVATE TUITION Beginners to advanced, individual or small groups. Experienced tutor, flexible timing, competitive rates, for further information please call Mikael 96484035 – Paphos area PRIVATE TUITION Experienced, UK-qualified teacher offers fulltime or part-time private home tuition in Maths, English, the Sciences, I.C.T., Geography, History, Business Studies and Economics, from KS3 to iGCSE, AS and A2 levels. 9 years experience in Cyprus; references available. Telephone 99318796

***************************** SWEET YORKSHIRE TERRIER, JESSIE, female, short grey fur, no collar, lost on 16/1 midday in Germasogeia, near Pizza Express. Family pet,chipped. REWARD. Please contact 99622782 ASAP with any information. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DOGS were thrown out in the cold, a young mother with her 7 puppies around 2 months old. Cross between terrier & German Spitz, medium size, we found them under a tree in the snow with no food or shelter, ready to die. If you are interested to adopt any of them please call 99398073 or 25333356. *****************************

LEGAL lady looking for work part time, domestic work, ironing. Has own transport, in Limassol Tel 94 014112

PERSONAL YOUNG LADY from Sri Lanka 30 years old, seeks a good man for marriage 40-50 years old. Tel: 99157396

***************************** GERMAN MAN, 50 years, searching for a nice woman.Mobile: 00491736590562

SERVICES CHIMNEY SWEEP, when did you last have your chimney swept or log burner cleaned? Build-up of soot can cause respiratory problems and fires. All areas, call Dave, a professional sweep, now

JOB WANTED

CINNAMON is a male pinscher

***************************** SERIOUS RELATIONSHIPS Divorced lady, chartered account, 46 yrs CY. Divorced lady company director 54 yrs Ukr. Divorced lady 55 yrs Author. CY. Divorced lady 45 yrs Teacher USA. Widowed Gent. 61 yrs Gov. CY. Divorced Gent. 39 yrs Company director CY. Divorced Gent.50 yrs Company director CY. Divorced Gent 63 yrs doctor CY. Widowed Gent. 65 yrs Civil Engineer CY. With us you will not be hurt again.

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***************************** SMART GERMAN BUSINESSWOMAN, 43, living in Cyprus, seeks a nice, intelligent man for marriage. Pls write with picture to: salieris@ymail.com.

HEALTH & FITNESS 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 *****************************

Paphos - tel: 26 911383 fax: 26221049 a/c, cd player, electric windows, remote ultrasonic alarm system, alloy wheels, new 2 year MOT, excellent condition throughout, euro 5995, call: 99166532 – Paphos, see our stock, www.mikejohnsoncars.com

BMW 320CI Convertible. 2001 E46 Model. MOT’d/Taxed Service History.Gold metalic paint with black roof. Cream interior, half leather seats and oak Dash. Electrics pack, Cruise Control, Memory seats, Alloy Wheels, CD Player, stunning car. Pictures available on request.Price €8.500 Call 99219583 NISSAN JUKE for sale. Owner emigrating, 1 year old, metallic grey,7 yr guarantee from Nissan. Automatic,15.000km. €14.800 ono Contact: Maria 99 371874 or 99 461625 – Paphos Area FOR SALE TOYOTA LAND CRUISER/PRADO white 1998, exceptional condition inside and out. Many extras. Any inspection welcome. €8850 ono. Tel: 99096902 – PAPHOS AREA BLACK HONDA CBR1100XX SUPERBLACKBIRD registered new in June 2011 as new condition with 12000 km. Any inspection welcome. €8950. Call Philip 99680747 2005 RED MINI, 1 1.6 taxed MOT one owner good all round, 33.000 kms €6000 ono. Tel: 99096902 – PAPHOS AREA

PROPERTIES WANTED ‘PROPERTY BUSINESS FOR SALE’ ‘Unique Opportunity to purchase FREEHOLD stonebuilt village property currently operating as a Cafe, with fully equipped kitchen. Seating for 40. Potential for further expansion. Easily converted to residential dwelling. Viewing highly recommended. Greatly Reduced. Details ring Tel: 99864097’ – Paphos Area

***************************** PRIME LAND IS AVAILABLE FOR LONG LEASE IN LIMASSOL. 40, 000 sq.m., zoning Ka7 (80% - 45% - 3 stories). Regular amphitheatrical shape overlooking Ladies Mile. Close to New Limassol Hospital with direct access to Limassol – Paphos Highway. Water supply, electricity and telephones are readily available. Suitable for immediate development. Ideal for various health facilities and resorts, holiday centres, commercial and shopping centres, entertainment enterprises etc. Information: Tel. 22 674338, 99621554 ***************************** FOR SALE LAND in Anthoupoli (half plot) 288 sq.metres. for information 99621554.

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PROPERTY TO LET NICOSIA STUDIO TO LET completely renovated. Omiru Ave. Nicosia, opposite the Statue of Solomou. Rent: €300 monthly. Tel: 22773044, 99407353 3 BEDROOM FLAT with fireplace, huge veranda with extra room on it, in central Nicosia 5 min from Makariou 580 euro, 2 bedroom furnished flat in Ayios Andreas in very quiet neighbourhood close to American Embassy, 430 Euro. hadjidas@yahoo.com, 0049 17670769271, 99067198 ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT, in small quiet building. Excellent condition, very spacious, furnished and air conditioned. Very good location between Strovolos and Engomi. Close to The European University, super markets and all amenities. Covered parking. Rent Euros 485/m. Please

Larnaca - tel: 24 652243 fax: 24 659982

classified contents Employment Opportunities pg 22 Employment Miscellaneous 22 Pets 22 Lessons 22 Health & Fitness 22 Personal 22 Services 22 For Sale Miscellaneous 22 For Sale Land/ Property Business 22 For Sale Motor vehicles 22 Wanted -To Let Nicosia 22 To Let Limassol 25 To Let Larnaca 25 To Let Paphos 25 To Let Protaras, Ayia Napa, Paralimni -For Sale Nicosia 26 For Sale Limassol 26 For Sale Larnaca -For Sale Paphos 26 For Sale Ayia Napa -For Sale Famagusta Protaras 26 For Sale Athens -Property& Home Services display ads --

abbreviations bdrm c/h a/c s/pool f/f apt pm pw sw nw st rd p/s c/l swb r/cass e/w

bedroom central heating air conditioning swimming pool fully furnished apartment per month per week south west north west street road power steering central locking short wheel base radio cassette electric windows

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


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA call 99695382

***************************** LUXURIOUS APARTMENT FOR RENT a luxurious one floor apartment situated in central Nicosia in a area of exceptional Beauty at 3 Museum Street, is available to let. It has been recently renovated and consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, big dining and sitting rooms, kitchen and a huge veranda. Approximate covered area 250 sq m. Tel: 99622370. ******************************

TO LET NICOSIA Markides 22378898, 99464764, Reg. No. 487, E16

ing. Excellent condition. Information: Tel. 99621554

FLATS/HOUSES FOR RENT studio Acropolis €300, 1bdrm P/ ssa €450, Aglantzia €350, Str/ los €350, Acropolis €350 2bdrm Lycavito furnished €530, Acropolis €550, Ag. Dometios €500, 3bdrm Nikis av. €550 Str/los G/F €660, Tymbos independent €800, Ag. Omologites colonial listed building swimming pool maids room €2,500. PROPERTY FINDER LTD. 99474839 99646822 A.M.627 A.A.108/E

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.

STUDIO flat in Pallouriotissa (next to McDonald) furnished €280. For info call 99606984.

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.

****************************** 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 STROVOLOS 4 bdrm., house, c/h, a/c from €1000 now €800, Mak/ ssa f/f house, pool, 4 bdrm., 4wc, 2 shower €1700, Kornos villa, pool, mature garden €4000 (2) penthouse luxury Acropolis 1 bdrm, f/f, centre €450. For info www.markidesestates.com

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***************************** TO LET spacious 2 bdrm apartment in a small building in Strovolos area near ARETAIEION hospital (dead-end) with independent petrol heating, 3 a/c, water pressure system, satellite. Directly available. TEL.: 96275151 2 BDRM flat (almost new, 4 years old) at Lycavitos with good area near University of Cyprus with fully equipment kitchen, a/c in all rooms. For info call 96530532. ****************************** MODERN 2 BDRM, first floor flat in attractive building in Anthoupolis, very quiet area between the Grammar School and the European University, also very convenient for Pascal and Highgate Schools and the University of Nicosia. Large front veranda, all appliances, modern fittings, light and bright. Furnished or unfurnished €550p.m. Call 99900177. 2 ROOMS €125 each, near McDonald’s Engomi only Philippine girls. Call 99663927. FOR RENT 3 B/R apartment fully furnished close to Central Bank. 3 W.C., fully air-conditioned extra storeroom, owned covered park-

****************************** LUXURY HOUSES: 1. 5 bedrs detached house, 550sq.m, built in 2 big plots of land, big garden with grass, big swimming pool with extra fence for children and big covered patio with bbq area, big reception areas with marble floor, fire place and bar, big kitchen with all electrical appliances and sitting room with fire place, maid’s room, floor heating, full a/c, blinds on the windows, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower, big bathroom for the other 3 bed-

TO LET NICOSIA rooms and extra shower in the 5th bedroom - Strovolos €2500 (H5ST10001-R), (photos in the website). 2.

3 bedrs luxury terraced house,210sq.m,central heating, full a/c, marble floor in the sitting areas and solid parquet floor the stairs and bedrooms,4 wc,3 bathrooms the 2 en suite ,big verandas, electrical appliances in the kitchen,3 covered parking, roof garden access, in a quiet neighbourhood on Mon Parnas hill – Engomi €800 (photos in the website).

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 fire place, 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 neighborhood. Available middle of January. Agios Andreas - €1200 - H3AAD0001-R (photos in website). 5. 3 bedr luxury detached house, 200sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 3wc, blinds and curtains, open plan kitchen with cooker, oven and dishwasher, veranda with bbq, good size garden, covered parking, storage room, alarm system, in a quiet area – Archangellos €1100 (photos in the website). 6. 3 bedr+big attic room with shower and wc luxury new house, 210sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 4wc, blinds on all windows, cook-

TO LET NICOSIA er and oven in the kitchen, small garden, covered parking near Alpha Mega supermarket - STROVOLOS €1100 (H4ST10007-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 - €1000 - H3ACS0004-R (photos in website). 8. 4 bedr very big luxury semi detached house 350sq.m, with big separate basement 80sq.m with 2 rooms, sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. Consists of big sitting and dining areas upstairs, big kitchen with big family room and breakfast area, big bedrooms, 3 showers, 1 bathroom, central


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA 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, 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 heat-

TO LET NICOSIA ing 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. 4 bedr luxury detached house, 350sq.m,central heating, full ac, big garden with fruit trees, grass and swimming pool 6 X 12,2 covered parking, electrical appliances in the kitchen, 4 years old in a very quiet area 25 min from the centre – DEYTERA €2000 – H4DEF0001-R (photos in website). 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 in website).

TO LET NICOSIA TO LET 3 bedroom house situated on a dead end street next to a small quiet park near Falcon School. Has an En-suite master room, large study room, central heating, a/c and fire place in the living room.

For enquiries tel 99660758

TO LET NICOSIA 14. 4 bedr new luxury finished top quality detached house, 290sq.m, central heating, full a/c, master bedroom with en suite shower/jacuzzi, guest bedroom with shower, main bathroom with jacuzzi, 4w , fully expensive furnished with LCD televisions (all furniture and appliances cost 100,000 EURO), kitchen with very expensive electrical appliances and family room, garden with grass, big covered patio with bbq area,2 covered parkings, alarm system, pressure system, in a nice quiet neighbourhood Strovolos €2000 (photos in the website). For many more properties with photos visit our website at www.landtouristestates.com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22422225/96-422225/96422226, www.landtouristestates.com

***************************** LUXURY FLATS: 1. 3 bedr luxury finished spacious floor apartment with very big sitting and dining areas with family room with fire place, solid parquet floor all throught, central heating independent, full a/c,

TO LET NICOSIA all the bedrooms with en suite shower/bathroom, 4wc, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, blinds on all windows, big covered veranda, covered parking, big storage room, on a small 3 storey building in a quiet neighborhood – Agios Andreas€ 1300 – A3AAD0005-R (photos in 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).

4. A1DAS0010-R, 1 bedr luxury

TO LET NICOSIA spacious apartment with big sitting and dining room, big bathroom, big bedroom with shutters, covered veranda, storage heaters, 2a/c, cooker and oven in the kitchen, covered parking in a quiet area in a small modern building near Acropolis Park. Dasoupolis €400 (photos in website). 5. 2 bedr new modern luxury finished apartment with parquet floor, central heating independent, 2 a/c, modern kitchen with all fitted expensive electrical appliances, blinds on the windows, big covered veranda, FULLY NICELY FURNISHED, covered parking in a quiet neighborhood off Kallipoleos street – Lykavitos €650 (photos in the website). 6. 2 bedr luxury finished apartment on a small building with 4 flats only, central heating with petrol independent, full a/c, 2 bedrooms with en suite bathroom/shower, separate guest wc, NICELY MODERN EXPENSIVE FURNISHED, big covered veranda, covered parking, storage room, in a very quiet neighbourhood very close to Junior school and the park – Agioi Omologites €800 (photos in the website). 7.

4 bedr luxury floor apartment,250sq.m, office, maid’s room, central heating ind, full hidden wall unit a/c,2 showers, 1 bathroom, 3wc, parquet floor, big kitchen with cooker and oven, bbq on the veranda in the kitchen, big sitting area, roller blinds on all the windows, alarm system, big veranda on a small building off Athalasas avenue near Alpha Mega supermarket and Areteion hospital – Dasoupolis - € 1100 - A4DAS0002-R (photos in website).

8. A1ACS0007- R, 1 bedr luxury spacious apartment with 2 a/c for hot and cold, electrical applianc-

TO LET NICOSIA es in the kitchen, big bedroom, covered veranda, blinds, covered parking, in a quiet area near Acropolis park. NICELY FURNISHED. Acropolis €450 (photos in 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 €850 (photos in the website). 10. 2 bedr luxury apartment with 3 a/c for hot and cold, big covered veranda, covered parking and storage room, NICELY FURNISHED, near Acropoli park behind Tseriotis showroom – ACROPOLIS - €450 – A2ACS0033-R (photos in website). 11. 3 bedr luxury spacious ground floor apartment with separate entrance, big verandas and garden, big sitting and dining room, central heating independent, full a/c, 2wc, very big master bedroom, electrical appliances in the kitchen, aluminum shutters on windows, parquet laminate floor all the flat, covered parking, storage room, in a very quiet neighbourhood in a dead end street, off Athalasas Avenue behind Stephanis near English School €650 (A3ST10030-R), (photos in the website). 12. 2 bedr luxury apartment with central heating independent, full a/c, electrical appliances in the kitchen, blinds, big covered veranda, in a small 2 storey


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA

TO LET NICOSIA

building in a quiet area behind Tymvos – MAKEDONITISSA - € 500 – A2MAK0008-R (photos in website).

ior school and 50 metres from the park. FULLY NICELY FURNISHED – Agioi Omologites €1200 (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 in website).

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***************************** FLAT IN CENTRAL LARNACA, Stasinou St, f/f, a/c, one bedroom, Off street car parking. Foinikoudes, Zenonos Kiteos shops 200 metres. Rent €350 p/m. Tel: 24 815104/9939 5954 ***************************** FOR RENT 2 bed, 2 bath, new built apartment, in a quiet scenic location In Alethriko, Larnaca 5 min. to Larnaka, 5 min. to the beach Fully furnished, A/C, communal pool, under covered parking, Long term rent, €350.00 per month For more info pls call 99639378 ***************************** FULLY FURNISHED one bedroom flat near Larco hotel Larnaca. Price €370. Tel: 99202543 *****************************

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***************************** PEYIA, luxury villa, 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully or part furnished, private pool, quiet location, paved garden area, sea and mountain views. Sky satellite, euro 650 ono, please call: 99771532 – no agents ***************************** FOR LONG TERM RENT: 2 bedroom modern apartment, recently renovated-fully furnished, Chloraka- Melanos, quiet neighbourhood, communal pool, 2 covered parking space, security burglar bars throughout, 2 balcony. Sea view, central to shops. Communal fees included. 380.00eur/ month. Call Maria 99 371 874 ***************************** € 380 /MNTH UNIVERSAL AREA A 2-bed house, beautiful location, in cul-de-sac, 10 years old, 90 sq. mts, furnished. Open-plan lounge/kitchen, front car-port, garden, 2-floors, 2 W.CS/bath and part air-conditioned. Call 99632388.’ ***************************** PAPHOS RENTALS SECTION PAPHOS- 1 Bedroom Townhouse, Newly Fitted Kitchen, Downstairs Cloakroom, Enclosed Rear Garden, Bargain at only 200 Euros EMPA- Immaculate, Spacious 2 Bedroom, U/F, Corner House, Large kitchen, Patio, Quiet location, Must be seen, 300 Euros PAPHOS- Very large 3 Bedroom Apt, Fully Furnished to a very

TO LET PAPHOS high standard, Would suit 3 Professionals sharing, Within close proximity to Hospital and Court, Central Heating, 2 Bathrooms, Laundry, 350 Euros. TALA- Luxurious 3/4 Bedroom Villas, F/F to a very high standard,2 bathrooms, 2 en-suites, own Swimming Pools, Landscaped Gardens with Spectacular Sea views, 700 Euros, URGENTLY WANTED –Bungalows 2/3 Bedrooms MORE PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 99862922

***************************** MR RENT PAPHOS, THE LEADING PROPERTY RENTAL AGENCY IN PAPHOS OFFICE: 26271858 (00357) IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY TO RENT WE ARE THE RENTAL AGENCY TO CONTACT OFFERING FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENT COLLECTION SERVICE 1. UNIVERSAL AREA €400 spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom ground floor apartment, master with ensuite. Situated on small, peaceful complex with communal pool. Fully furnished with modern furniture including plasma TV & satellite. Allocated off street parking. Good size enclosed patio with barbeque. Website reference number: RTL_645 2. TOMBS OF THE KINGS/MOUTTALLOS €400 spacious 3 bedroom ground floor apartment (120 sq metres) conveniently located close to bus stop. Less than 10 minutes walk to Tomb of

TO LET PAPHOS the Kings road & old town. Beautifully presented, fully furnished with flyscreens & a/c throughout. Enclosed garden. Pets allowed at owners’ discretion. Website reference number: RTL_662 3. PEYIA €450 brand new modern 2 bedroom townhouse situated on a quiet complex. Master with ensuite, family bathroom & downstairs guest wc. Fully furnished with modern furniture including fly screens & plasma tv. Enclosed rear garden. Private undercover parking & storage space. Pets allowed at owners’ discretion. Website reference number: RTL_658 4. KISSONERGA €550 modern detached 3 bedroom villa situated in a quiet residential area. Master bedroom with ensuite, separate kitchen, downstairs guest wc.

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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS Enclosed garden offering private pool & off street parking. Available unfurnished though can include kitchen appliances. Pets allowed at owners’ discretion. Website reference number: RTL_501 5. MESOGI €700 modern detached 4 bedroom villa, master with ensuite. One bedroom on ground floor. Plus separate office or play room. Available unfurnished with gas central heating. Enclosed garden with private pool. Covered verandah with garden furniture. Pets allowed at owners discretion. Website reference number: RTL_618 6. TALA €725 modern 3 bedroom detached villa located in a peaceful residential area between Tala & Kamaras offering sea & mountain views. Separate kitchen with top brand appliances inc dishwasher. Includes central heating, flyscreens & sky satellite. Private pool & enclosed garden with storage. Available unfurnished or furnished. Website reference number: RTL_566 7. CHLORAKA €750 modern detached 4 bedroom 3 bathroom villa with ground floor bedroom & bathroom. Beautifully furnished with good quality modern furniture includes sky satellite, fly screens & feature fireplace with modern gas fire. Private pool offering views of the sea. Off street parking. Situated within walking distance of bus routes & shops. Website reference number:

TO LET PAPHOS RTL_611 8. MESOGI €1250 luxury detached 4 bedroom 5 bathroom villa. One bedroom & ensuite on ground floor. Spacious kitchen with separate utility room. Available unfurnished though includes gas central heating plus real fireplace in living area. Enclosed garden & private pool offering stunning views. Gated entrance with undercover parking. Situated on a private road. Website reference number: RTL_628 TEL: 97790883 OFFICE: 26271858 VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MANY MORE PROPERTIES www.mrrent-paphos.net Email: info@mrrent-paphos.net

***************************** LONG TERM RENTALS 1. Geroskipou A large 2 bed apartment with large balcony facing the sea, fully furnished, covered parking, a/c €345 pcm 2. Tala 2 bed fully furnished apartment. Stunning sea views, large balcony, well kept gardens, communal pool, and quiet area. €350 pcm 3. Peyia Large 3 or 4 bed detached villas, secluded position, large private pool, a/c, and parking. Unfurnished or furnished. Very nice, well worth seeing. €650pcm & €750pcm 4. Kato Paphos Furnished 1 bedroom apartment, a/c, private parking, well kept garden, com-

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AYIA MARINOUDA A 3 bedroom villa with an additional loft room conversion with en suite. Property has a downstairs bedroom, sitting/dining area, separate utility area with granite work tops, 2 bedrooms on the top level master en suite. Central heating, AC, fly screens, private pool, enclosed and fenced garden. Ref: 1199 950 Euros SECRET VALLEY 3 bed Bungalow furnished to a very modern standard, fully furnished, 3 bedrooms, master en-suite in 2 of the bedrooms, private pool, easy maintenance gardens, nice valley view’s. Ref: 1017 800 Euros CHLORAKA 4 bedroom large villa with quality fittings , furnished to a very high standard, downstairs bedroom, 3 upstairs, en suites, bathroom, private pool, decking, fantastic sea views , near to Tombs of the Kings Ref: 806 850 Euros

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***************************** KILI – PAPHOS, 3 bedroom villa, with swimming pool and garden, unfurnished, gas central heating, large verandas, lovely mountain views, very quiet and tranquil area, €500 per month o.n.o. Call: 99479006 PAPHOS / PEYIA VILLA, villa for rent in Peyia, 4 bedroom, 4 bathrooms, large sitting-dining area, fully airconditioned and heated, unfurnished, panoramic views, large parking, low rent contact: 99490953, 26815534 ***************************** FOR RENT A selection of 1 to 5 bedroom houses & apartments F/F & U/F Universal, Peyia, Tomb of the Kings, Tsada, Timi, Chlorakas & Kato Paphos Landlord & Owners please call 99329357 Or please view at are website www.cyprussands. com Fully Registered Company in Cyprus ***************************** FLOWRON PROPERTY RENTALS: Offering a full range of property services, the company you can TRUST. KISSONERGRA 4 bed furnished villa in a lovely location of Emba. Very private grounds, completely on its own , closed garage, kitchen, downstairs bedroom, 3 upstairs, private pool, garden. Ref: Kissonergra 825 Euros

SECRET VALLEY 2 bed villas furnished or unfurnished with private pool, downstairs bedroom, kitchen , sitting/dining area, guest wc, upstairs large master bedroom with en suite bath, large veranda. Nice location with sea views and off street parking: Ref: 1198 450 Euros PEGEIA 4 bed villa unfurnished, 2 downstairs bedroom, large sitting/dining area, Italian kitchen with white goods, 2 bedrooms upstairs with outside large veranda. Property is of a high standard with central heating, full AC, off street parking, private pool, stunning views, quiet location. Ref: 765 900 Euros TSADA Large 5 bedroom villa furnished, top quality fixtures and furniture’s, fire place, central heating, AC, downstairs bedroom, kitchen, utility room, 4 bedrooms upstairs, large living areas, closed garage, private pool, peaceful location, near to the tsada golf area. Ref: 955 1400 Euros Upper Paphos 3 bedroom upper house offered furnished, large rooms, fire place, AC, in residential area, nice location, walking distance to shops. Ref: 1197 350 Euros Please call for a free viewing on Office 26600450 Mobile: 97614070 many more properties on our website at www.flowron.com Your Vision is our Mission LANDLORDS IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT, PLEASE CALL US!!!!!!

***************************** PEYIA – 3 bedroom villa with modern quality furniture and finishes. Central heating, sky, alarm, infinity pool and stunnning sea and mountain views €700 per month, call: 99389426 ***************************** BRAND NEW APT, opposite Poseidonio Gym, near Carrefour, F/F, a/c, great quality, 1 bdrm, from

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***************************** RENTAL POINT - PAPHOS PROPERTIES AVAILABLE TO RENT IN THE PAPHOS DISTRICT. JUST A SMALL SAMPLE OF AVAILABLE PROPERTIES. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL. CALL 97648440 FOR MORE INFORMATION. LANDLORDS CALL IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT.!!! 1. MESA CHORIO – 2 bed 2 bath fully furnished ground floor apartment set on an elevated position on this prestigious development. Open plan living area. Good sized kitchen. 2 double, bedrooms, master with en-suite shower room. Family bathroom. Large patio areas with enclosed gardens and lovely sea views. Covered parking and security gates.. Comm swimming pool. €425.00 or near offer 2 EMBA 3 bed 2 bath unfurnished villa in handy location close to the shopping areas. Property also has separate 1 bed apartment on the lower level. Large open plan living area and dining area. Fully fitted dining/kitchen with appliances . Guest WC. 3 double bedrooms one with en-suite. Family bathroom. Separate 1 bed apartment on lower level. Perfect for dual living. Small garden & and parking. €550.00 a month. 3. GIOLOU – 5 bed unfurnished villa consisting of 3 bed, 2 bath main house (bungalow) with self contained 2 bed apartment with own entrance. Main house, open plan living area, beamed ceilings with feature fireplace. Dining space and kitchen. 3 bedrooms, master with en-suite and family bathroom. Covered balcony with sea and rural views, swimming pool and garden areas. Lower level apartment reached via the main house or separate entrance. Large open plan living area, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. €850.00 per month 4. TALA – 3 bed 3 bath quality furnished villa. Set in enclosed gardens the villa consists of open plan living area with dining space. Fully fitted kitchen with all appliances, door to rear garden. Storage room. Ground floor bed room with adjacent shower. Stairs to two double bedrooms both ensuite, one with Jacuzzi tub. Small seating area with adjacent balcony. Pool and off street parking. Lnadscaped gardens €750.00 per month or close offers only 5. TRIMITHOUSA – 4 bed, 3.5 bath unfurnished villa set in quiet location. Open plan living area. Fully fitted kitchen. Ground floor bedroom with en-suite shower. Guest WC. Stairs to 3 more bedrooms, one with en-suite and family bathroom. Garden areas, large terraces and feature BBQ area and pergola. Private pool, garage. Never

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been occupied. Available 1 Feb. €725.00 per month OVNO. 6. UNIVERSAL AREA – 2 bed fully furnished apartment. Living area, fitted kitchen. 2 double bedrooms and family bathroom. A/C, Enclosed garden area. Comm pool and parking. €375.00 a month or offers. 1 & 2 bed apartments available on Universal starting at €250per month. 7. LOWER PEYIA – 3 bed, 2.5 bath part furnished villa situated in quiet cul du sac. Open plan living and dining area with doors out the to pool and garden.. Very large breakfast fitted kitchen. Doors out to garden and pool. Separate guest WC. Stairs to 3 double bedrooms. Master bedroom very large with en-suite shower. Family bathroom. Private pool, gardens, shutters. €550.00 per month or close offers only. 8. STROUMBI – 3 bed 2.5 bath large unfurnished villa in quiet village area. Spacious open plan living area with feature fireplace and dining space Good sized fitted kitchen and breakfast area. Guest WC with storage area.3 double bedrooms. Master with en-suite bathroom. Family bathroom. Enclosed gardens, pool and off street parking. Realistically priced €550.00 per month. OVNO FOR FULL LISTINGS OF APARTMENTS/TOWNHOUSES AND VILLA PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL LANDLORDS/OWNERS PLEASE CALL. PLEASE CALL 97648440 or email:- inforentals@aol.com

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

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LIMASSOL FOR SALE €250,000 3 bedroom bungalow for sale in Agios Silas, Ysponas. Large plot with swimming pool and parking for 3/4 cars. Two shower rooms and two kitchens. Contact owner on 25391235 or 99103624

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Advertiser FOR PAPHIAKOS ANIMAL WELFARE SOS HELPLINE, 24 HOUR MEDICAL EMERGENCY SERVICE - CALL 99655581 CONTACT DETAILS FOR PAPHIAKOS. Paphiakos & C.C.P. Animal Welfare Education/Information Centre, No. 12 Dedalos Building, 8049 Kato Paphos PO Box 61272 8132 Kato Paphos Web. www.cyprusanimalwelfare.com www.facebook/paphiakos Email info@cyprusanimalwelfare.com Larnaca Emergency Service - The contact point for animal emergencies in Larnaca is Maria at the Paphiakos Animal Welfare Charity Shop, telephone 24623494 or 99325897 STOP, SHOP AND GIVE TO THE ANIMALS! ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME AT OUR CHARITY SHOPS! PAPHIAKOS & C.C.P. ANIMAL WELFARE Registered Charity No 1529 Contact our shops and we can take your clutter The Charity Shops are located at: Shop No.1 Agapinoros Street, Kato Paphos Tel 26910325 Shop No.2 Ap Pavlou Avenue, Kato Paphos Tel 26942894 Shop No.3 Gr. Afxentiou Avensia Court 3 Larnaca 24623494 Shop No.4 9 Ayiou Ioanni Street 3061 Limassol 25561695 Peyia Information Centre & Shop & T Rooms 26622828 Polis Information Centre & Shop & T Rooms 99223572 Book Exchange Shop Trimithousa 99771763 Our shops are always happy to receive your unwanted goods! NOW YOU CAN HELP BY COLLECTING YOUR ALUMINIUM CANS AND HANDING THEM IN AT ANY PAPHIAKOS CHARITY SHOP OR THE CLINIC. SAVE AN ANIMAL AND SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT!! PAPHIAKOS CAR BOOT SALE EVERY SATURDAY at the Ambassador Restaurant and outside in the grounds at Paphiakos. Free parking. Sellers from 7am, buyers from 8am. For information & bookings please call MIKE on 96702600. FORTHCOMING EVENTS FOR PAPHIAKOS CHARITY NO. 1529 WORLD ANIMAL DAY. On Thursday October 4th Paphiakos will be micro chipping pets for only €20 including all the paperwork. For further information telephone 26953496. To celebrate World Animal Day on Thursday October 4th Paphiakos will be offering free spaying/neutering for all feral and unwanted animals as they do throughout the year. Contact 26953496 for further details. PAPHIAKOS SHELTER OPEN DAY The Open Day will be held on Sunday October 7th between 10am and 3pm. It will be a Family Fun Day out with a lot of different activities. There is car parking, toilets and refreshments on site so enjoy and join in the celebration of animals and what they bring to our lives. Entrance is €2 CHARITY HAIR CUT. On Thursday 4th October 09.30-17.30 without an appointment Andri at Atlantic Bay Hotel (2nd Floor) will be charging €5 for a haircut with all proceeds going to Paphiakos. Telephone Suzanne on 99151996 or Andri on 99604783. PAPHIAKOS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. Saturday November 24th 9am – 3pm at the Crazy Spoon Restaurant. For further details contact 99151996. Stalls, Santa’s Grotto, Donkey Rides, Pirate Pat and many more.

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AYIA NAPA and DHERYNIA (Anglican Church in S.E Cyprus) Sunday Worship 9.30am Morning Prayer every Sunday morning at St Constantinos & Eleni Chapel, Dherynia (near Hospital in Dherynia) 11am at Scandinavian Church, off Nissi Avenue (opp Tassia Maris Hotel), Ayia Napa nd 6pm at St Constantinos & Eleni (2 week) Chaplain : Revd Simon Holloway M.A. Tel: 97 839349 www.angsecyp.org Visitors especially welcome


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Sport ‘You haven’t seen anything yet,’ says Farrell

David Hussey axed by Australia

Farrell kicked 17 points in England’s sensational 38-21 victory over the All Blacks on December 1

Sounds warning to England Six Nations foes By Alex Lowe OWEN Farrell may have already eclipsed New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter but he warned England’s RBS 6 Nations opponents that his best is yet to come. Farrell kicked 17 points in England’s sensational 38-21 victory over the All Blacks on December 1 and he has continued that same matchwinning form for Saracens. Against Racing Metro, Farrell scored 32 points from 11 shots at goal and he is in pole position to be England’s Six Nations fly-half. “I think I showed bits of what I can do against New Zealand,” Farrell said, “I can always get better.” That is Farrell in a nutshell. It is not lazy to compare Farrell with Jonny Wilkinson, England’s erstwhile world-beating fly-half who still strives for betterment even now, in the dusk days

of his career. Farrell has that same attitude. There are other flyhalves in England who play the game with greater elan, but none who boast his “warrior spirit”. In short, he is a winner and that is priceless. As a teenager new to the strange game of rugby union, having followed his father in switching from league when the family moved south, Farrell studied Wilkinson. He had been brought up in a professional rugby environment, often accompanying Andy Farrell to training at Wigan and mixing with and learning from the best players in the world. After he delivered that faultless performance against Racing in the Heineken Cup, England’s head coach Stuart Lancaster acclaimed Farrell as a unique young talent with qualities that bely his years. “He has that competitive fire and temperament you look for in elite players which is quite unique among young

players,” Lancaster said. “From the moment he came into the England camp as a 20-year-old his maturity, his game understanding, his inner confidence and temperament has shone out. “It was that which gave me the confidence in the Six Nations last year to promote him to start. “A proven goal-kicker is crucial at the highest level. It is not just that but his management of the game has improved, his maturity. “He has really moved on since that New Zealand performance. He is playing in big games now and playing extremely well.” Farrell proved his mettle for Test rugby during the 2012 championship, stepping up to play fly-half in the narrow defeat to Wales and the landmark wins against France and Ireland. Although he suffered a dip in form and lost his place on the summer tour of South Africa, Farrell responded in

the way Lancaster knew he would. “He understood the reasons why and we had a good chat,” Lancaster said. “The one thing about Owen is that he never sulked or moaned, he just rolled his sleeves up and worked harder at his game. He is playing extremely well.” Farrell duly reclaimed the prized 10 jersey during the

autumn Tests and he epitomised the character that saw England bounce back from the disappointment of two narrow defeat to demolish the world champions. “There is a lot of fight in this team, there is a champion’s attitude,” Farrell said. “If we take our game to the opposition, it doesn’t matter who we are playing - we are going to trouble them.”

Anthony fires Knicks to beat Celtics

IN BRIEF

Anthony (right) led the way to the New York Knicks overcoming the Boston Celtics with a game-high 28 points

CARMELO Anthony and Kevin Garnett showed no signs of any lingering bad blood between them as the New York Knicks snapped their 11-game losing streak in Boston with a 89-86 victory over the Celtics on Thursday. New York’s Anthony and Boston’s Garnett had jawed at each other throughout a testy contest earlier this month, which continued after the game when Anthony tried to confront Garnett at the Boston team bus. Anthony

received a one-game suspension for his role in the incident. On Thursday, the pair exchanged a fist bump before the tipoff and were all about business.

PLACE CEMENTED Anthony led the way with a game-high 28 points while Amar’e Stoudemire, Jason Kidd and Iman Shumpert all reached double figures to help the Knicks (26-14) cement their place at the top of the Eastern Confer-

ence’s Atlantic division. Garnett was restricted to just eight points, but also contributed 12 rebounds for Boston. Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo added 23 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists while Paul Pierce weighed in with 22 points as the home team slipped to 2022 for the season with their fifth straight defeat. There were 17 lead changes but none in the final quarter as Anthony hit the 20-point mark for his 21st straight game.

DAVID Hussey has been dropped from a 13-man Australia squad for the first two one-day internationals against the West Indies next week. The Victoria and Melbourne Stars batsman has been overlooked in favour of Aaron Finch as the national selection panel seek to freshen up a batting order which struggled at times during the recent one-day series against Sri Lanka. Australia were bowled out for 170 in Adelaide and a shocking 74 in Brisbane as they drew the five-match series 2-2. Hussey averaged 32 and, though that placed him third among Australian batsmen, he has paid the price. Selector John Inverarity said: “The NSP was delighted with the ODI team’s impressive win against Sri Lanka in Hobart on Wednesday, in particular with Phillip Hughes’ well-crafted innings (of 138 not out) and the bowling of Xavier Doherty and Moises Henriques. “There were concerns, however, with the team’s batting performances during the series when the conditions were conducive to swing bowling, conditions that were beautifully exploited by Nuwan Kulasekara and Lasith Malinga. “Aaron Finch has been included in the squad at the expense of David Hussey. A top four of (David) Warner, Finch, Hughes and (Michael) Clarke has good balance and the team looks forward to getting better starts than has been the case recently. “David Hussey has been dropped from the squad as the NSP keeps a constant eye on the future.” Hussey’s elder brother Michael retired from international cricket earlier this month. Captain Clarke is included despite a nagging ankle injury while Inverarity also offered encouraging prognoses on the fitness of absent seamer James Pattinson and all-rounder Shane Watson.

Glock makes touring car switch after Marussia exit

Errani, Vinci wear down local Te’o says he was the hopes to clinch doubles win victim of elaborate hoax

TIMO Glock has wasted no time in making a return to motorsport, after being axed by Marussia this week. Due to financial reasons within the team, Glock departed F1 marque Marussia on Monday after three seasons, despite holding a contract. But following a successful test in Valencia for BMW in a DTM, a German touring car, Glock will join their stable for the coming season. The 30-year-old German will line up with the likes of current champion Bruno Spengler and three-times World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx.

SARA Errani and Roberta Vinci wore down local hopes Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-2 3-6 6-2 to become the first Italian pair to win the women’s doubles at the Australian Open yesterday. It was a case of second time lucky at Melbourne Park for the Italians, who were denied a maiden grand slam doubles title by Russians Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva in the final last year. Errani and Vinci, wearing identical orange skirts and white singlets, captured the decisive break at 3-2 in the third set, and clinched the title on the second match-point when Dellacqua clubbed a backhand wide of the tramlines.

NOTRE Dame football player Manti Te’o said he was the victim of an elaborate online hoax and denied in an interview broadcast on Thursday having had any part in the construction of the dramatic story of his dying girlfriend. “I think what people don’t realise is that the same day that everybody else found out about this situation, I found out,” Te’o said in the TV interview with Katie Couric. The reported deaths of Te’o’s grandmother and purported girlfriend and his response to the tragedies, were often repeated stories during Notre Dame’s bid for a national championship last season.


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Li: I would not use a medical time-out By Ian Ransom CHINA’S Li Na declined to pass judgement on Victoria Azarenka’s controversial medical time-out during her Australian Open semi-final match, but said she would not do it herself when match points were at stake. Defending champion Azarenka was accused of gamesmanship by former players and pundits for taking a nearly 10-minute medical time-out after blowing five match-points in her 6-1 6-4 defeat of American Sloane Stephens. The Belarusian top seed denied the charge, however, saying a rib injury had led to breathing difficulties during the tense phase of the match. Asked whether a medical time-out was appropriate when match points were in play, Li told reporters: “You know, everyone is different. Because for me, I would never use that. “But I don’t know how (it) is (with)

another athlete or another player because everyone is different. I couldn’t say, ‘Oh, it’s wrong’ or ‘it’s right’.” Li will play Azarenka for the women’s trophy today, with both players bidding for their second grand slam title in their second final at Melbourne Park.

MEDIA STORM Compared to the media storm surrounding Azarenka’s semi-final, sixth seed Li has had the perfect buildup and heads into the final brimful of confidence after trouncing last year’s runner-up Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-2 in their semi-final. Li had one hand on the trophy in her 2011 final after taking the first set against Belgian Kim Clijsters, but crumbled under the pressure and took out her frustrations on rowdy Chinese spectators in the stands. “I think this time I’m better able to handle things, because the last time was, after all, my first in a grand slam final,” said Li.

“Possibly everyone thought it was just an impossible task, or something that I didn’t dare to think about. So amid all that attention, maybe I didn’t really focus on myself enough.” Months after her 2011 disappointment, Li captured her sole grand slam title at the French Open, but spent a frustrating period failing to get past the fourth round at the majors until her surprising resurgence at Melbourne Park this week. Li has credited her coach Carlos Rodriguez, who guided Belgian Justine Henin to seven grand slam titles, for helping her to recapture the belief in her game. She said having the Argentine in her corner could only help against Azarenka. “Last time, for my team also, it was the first time to be (in) the final, so nobody tells me what I should do on the court. “This time it’s a different story. Carlos, before, was coaching Justine, so he has a lot of experience for the final ... So I think (it) should be okay this time.”

Bridging gap to ‘Big Four’ proving too tough for rest

Agassi is ‘amazed’ by men’s game level

Growing ‘us versus them’ divide in men’s circuit

EIGHT-times grand slam champion Andre Agassi has been amazed by the soaring quality of men’s tennis since he retired and believes he would struggle to compete in what he believes is a golden age of men’s tennis. On his first visit to Melbourne Park since calling time on his career, Agassi said Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic were arguably the three greatest players of all time and Andy Murray had shown he was capable of competing with them. “It’s been amazing watching the standard continually sort of get better,” the 42-year-old American told a news conference yesterday. “You wonder how it’s possible to continue at that sort of rate. What Federer did when he came and when I said good-bye, a lot had to do with what I knew was untouchable. “It’s just a different standard of tennis. It’s different rules of engagement when guys can do what these guys can do. “I don’t recognise it from a standpoint of strategy, because I counted on getting somebody behind in a point and then slowly smothering them. “But nobody’s behind in a point. You never know when they’re behind in a point. That would have eliminated any ability I had to move forward in the court. “Means I would have had to be a different player, would’ve had to have a different body. It means the game has gotten a lot better.” The Big Four of men’s tennis have won all bar one of the 28 grand slam titles over the last seven years. Federer leads the way with 17 titles, Nadal has 11 and Djokovic five, while Murray broke into the winners’ circle for the first time at last year’s US Open.

By Simon Cambers DAVID Ferrer has won 19 titles and reached the semi-finals in three of the last five grand slams, yet for all his success, the Spaniard seems further away than ever from claiming one of the sport’s major prizes. “I am trying to do my best every match,” the world number five lamented. “But I know they are better than me. What can I do?” Ferrer’s honest assessment came after a 6-2 6-2 6-1 demolition at the hands of world number one Novak Djokovic led to his latest grand slam semi-final failure at the Australian Open on Thursday. Djokovic’s dominant performance provided yet more evidence that there is a growing “us verses them” divide on the men’s professional circuit. Although Ferrer will replace the injured Rafa Nadal at number four when the new rankings are released on Monday, everyone knows Djokovic, Roger Federer, Nadal and Andy Murray have set themselves apart from the rest. “You have three tours,” former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic told a small group of reporters. “One for the top four, then a second with Ferrer,(Juan Martin) Del Potro, (Tomas) Berdych and (Jo-Wilfried) Tsonga... and then a tour for the rest of the guys. “It’s kind of funny. We all

The second tier in the men’s circuit includes Ferrer (L), Tsonga (R) and Berdych (below right), but try though they might, they have yet to catch up to the high-flying ‘Big Four’ know who’s going to be in the semis and finals, more or less. I would like to see one of these guys ... Tsonga, Berdych or Del Potro maybe stepping in and doing some damage but it’s too hard.” Murray’s US Open victory last September made him only the fourth man other than Federer, Nadal and Djokovic to win a grand slam title since Andy Roddick won in New York in 2003. In the 37 slams since, including this one, Gaston Gaudio, Marat Safin and Juan Martin Del Potro are the only players that have been able to muscle

their way into the exclusive club. Ferrer is one of the most respected players on tour and is regarded as one of the toughest nuts to crack due to his consistency and superior fitness. However, when it comes to playing the big boys, he is found wanting, time and again. “It is difficult to reach even one grand slam final,” he admitted. “Sometimes it does not depend on me, it depends on my opponent. When I made the semi-finals at Roland Garros, at the Australian Open and at the US Open, I lost to

the best three players.” The chasing pack have all had their moments, with Tsonga and Berdych both beating Federer to make grand slam semi-finals last year. Tsonga pushed Federer to five sets in their quarter-final in Melbourne on Wednesday but admitted getting past more than one of the big four is close to impossible. “In tennis, you cannot lie,” the Frenchman said. “If they are number one, two, three and four, it’s because they deserve it and because they are the best players at the moment. That’s it.”


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So far the signs are that Napoli, who are five points behind Serie A leaders Juventus and visit Parma tomorrow, will hold on to their talismanic striker Cavani

By Nemanja Bjedov AFTER winning six out of their last eight league matches, Omonia host the only team yet to taste defeat this season, league leaders Anorthosis, in the national football championship Round 19 opener today, with kick-off set for 2.30pm at Nicosia’s GSP Stadium. “We face Anorthosis in what should be a great match. They are still undefeated this season, but we certainly aim to come out victorious from this match,” said Omonia coach Toni Savevski who has no injury worries ahead of the clash. “It’s great that our fans showed so much interest for this match, but I urge them to be patient and not to pile any additional pressure on the players. We must approach Anorthosis carefully and not let our thirst for victory get the better of us from the start. “Anorthosis being the only undefeated team this season is just one more incentive for us to get a result,” he added. On the other side, Ronny Levy has two central midfielders Dan Alexa and Giannis Skopelitis out injured, while defender Paulo Jorge is suspended. “We have a difficult task ahead of us as we face Omonia and we did not have much time to prepare for the match,” admitted Levy whose team needed an extra-time winner to advance to the last eight of the national cup in midweek. “But we will do everything we can to get a positive result.” Anorthosis top the league standings with 48 points, six more than APOEL in second place and 16 points more than Savevski’s men in fifth position. AEK are currently third with 40 points, while AEL are fourth, in the final title play-off spot, with 34. Elsewhere, this afternoon Ethnikos Achnas take on AEP Paphos at 5pm, while an hour later Apollon and Ayia Napa face Enosis Neon Paralimni and AEK respectively. After eliminating APOEL from the national cup, AEL need to be wary of Nea Salamina’s threat tomorrow when they visit GSZ Stadium in Larnaca at 5pm, while Ivan Jovanovic’s men, after surprisingly dropping out of the cup, will be looking to return to winning ways when they face Olympiakos and hopefully relieve themselves of the pressure arising from inconsistent form. In the final match of Round 19, Alki host Doxa Katokopia at Larnaca’s GSZ Stadium on Monday night, with kick-off scheduled for 7pm.

Napoli’s Cavani still has Scudetto dreams By Brian Homewood NAPOLI fans will be more relieved than most when January is out of the way and they can look forward to the rest of the season safe in the knowledge that Edinson Cavani will still be spearheading their attack. So far the signs are that Napoli, who are five points behind Serie A leaders Juventus and visit Parma tomorrow, will hold on to their talismanic striker, thanks partly to his 63 million euro ($83.67 million) buyout clause. The powerful Uruguay striker, who scored his 100th Serie A goal in last Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Fiorentina, has averaged more than one a game for Napoli in all competitions this season, making him one of European soccer’s most prolific strikers Topscorer in Serie A with 17 goals, nine with his right foot, four with his left and four with

Parma, unbeaten at home, a stern test for Neapolitans his head, he has amassed 92 goals in just two-and-a-half seasons since joining Napoli from Palermo, making him the club’s all-time sixth highest scorer. He is closing in rapidly on Brazilian forward Careca (96) and Jose Altafini (97) and is only 23 short of Diego Maradona’s 115, a total which took the Argentine seven seasons to reach. “I have already received a €55million bid for Cavani, and I said no,” said club president Aurelio Di Laurentiis last week. “I need him, not the money.” Cavani also appeared to commit his future to Napoli after the Fiorentina match. “I want to leave a mark on this city which has treated

me fantastically. I’d like to give something special to our public,” he said. But with big-money clubs lurking on the sidelines, lastminute deals can never be ruled out. Napoli fans, who saw forward Ezequiel Lavezzi depart for Paris St Germain in the close season, will only be able to breathe a collective sigh of relief when the deadline passes on January 31. As long as Cavani is still knocking in the goals, Napoli will have an outside chance of catching Juventus, who have looked more inconsistent and vulnerable than when they won the title unbeaten last season. “There’s nothing wrong with dreaming about the

Sougou set for Marseille debut against Rennes MARSEILLE are set to give a debut to Senegalese striker Modou Sougou as they look to get past in-form Rennes at the Stade de la Route de Lorient today. Sougou has joined the Ligue 1 title chasers from Romanian club CFR Cluj on a threeand-a-half-year deal to help offset the loss of Loic Remy to QPR and becomes their third winter transfer signing following those of midfielder Foued Kadir and goalkeeper Brice Samba. The 28-year-old Sougou,

capped 10 times by his country, is not playing in the African Nations Cup because Senegal failed to qualify and will go straight into a match Marseille need to win to maintain the pressure on the leaders. Marseille are currently third with 41 points, just one behind leaders Paris St Germain, who play on Sunday, and Lyon. They are unbeaten on their last four visits to Rennes, winning on the last two trips, and were 3-1 winners at home earlier in the season. Rennes have climbed to

fifth after taking 22 points from their last 11 matches - only Nice have picked up more points in that time but the Breton club have problems in midfield following the midweek move of Yann M’Vila to Rubin Kazan and the loss of Vincent Pajot with a torn hamstring. Attacking midfielder Jonathan Pitroipa is on African Nations Cup duty but Rennes can call on Romain Alessandrini and Julien Feret, who have been instrumental in their recent surge.

Scudetto, personally I am realistic and think we have to improve greatly but anything can happen in this championship,” added Cavani “In some matches, we have been lacking a bit of concentration. When you lack the will to win, you are at risk against any opponents. But we are improving in that aspect.” Roberto Donadoni’s Parma will offer Napoli a stern test as they boast the only unbeaten home record in Serie A. Today, leaders Juventus host lowly Genoa, who will be playing their first game under Davide Ballardini, their third coach of the season, after firing Luigi Delneri in the wake of their 2-0 home defeat by Catania. Lazio, who have been a revelation having dropped only five home points, host an indifferent Chievo, who have lost eight of their 10 away games.

Sougou (left) joined the Ligue 1 title chasers from CFR Cluj

Marca stand by Mourinho allegations SPANISH newspaper Marca yesterday made a strong statement in defence of its claim that senior Real Madrid players presented club president Florentino Perez with an ultimatum demanding the removal of coach Jose Mourinho. On Thursday, Perez called a press conference at which he angrily denied the initial Marca story, and later the two players named by the newspaper - club captains Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos - issued a statement to reject the report. They claimed the newspaper’s account of their lunch with Perez was “entirely false” and stated their support for Mourinho. Perez had claimed that the lunch was only to discuss player bonuses, but Marca responded yesterday with a front-page story standing by their report. “MARCA does not lie,” its headline said. The story stated: “The information published in this paper on Thursday regarding the dinner held last Tuesday at ACS headquarters between Florentino Perez, Jose Angel Sanchez and the Real Madrid captains Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos is absolutely true, point for point.” The story was accompanied by a photograph of a text message from Marca’s unnamed source - who they state is a player - reiterating that the conversation touched on several matters, including Mourinho. “We spoke about everything. General matters, the dressing room, the manager, bonuses and the like,” the text message said. Marca had claimed that Casillas and Ramos warned Perez that several players would seek transfers if Mourinho continued as coach into another season. To support that, Marca published fragments of a further text message which read: “It’s not just (...), I’m telling you, there are many others.” After Real won the Primera Division at a canter last season, Mourinho has come under scrutiny this term after presiding over an indifferent run of results that has left the club trailing league leaders Barcelona by 15 points.


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Pulis confident ahead of FA Cup match with City

Today’s FA Cup encounter at Britannia Stadium is a repeat of the 2011 final, which Roberto Mancini’s side won 1-0

STOKE manager Tony Pulis believes their “phenomenal” recent FA Cup record is unsurpassed by anyone and that gives him great confidence ahead of their fourth-round tie with Manchester City. The game is a repeat of the 2011 final which Roberto Mancini’s side won 1-0, but in the seasons either side of that the Potters have been knocked out at the quarter-final stage. Those defeats came at Chelsea and Liverpool, but with City set to visit the Britannia Stadium, where they have not won since 1999 when both teams were in the old Division Two, Pulis is bullish going into the tie. “Our record is as good if not better than anyone else’s in recent seasons,” he said. “You look at our record in the past three years and it is phenomenal to have only lost three games. “Two of those were quarter-finals away

to Chelsea and Liverpool and the other the final at Wembley against Man City.” Pulis insists there is no element of revenge for their final defeat of two years ago, a game he has never watched since. “We just want to go out and do our best,” he added. “We understand how difficult it will be because they are a great footballing team with wonderful world-class players. “We need to turn up and be 110 per cent and we need our supporters to be 110 per cent and I have no doubt they will turn up.” Stoke’s traditional defensive stability has been shaken in recent weeks, with 10 goals conceded in three league matches. Pulis believes they have ironed out some problems in training this week but knows they cannot afford any slip-ups if they hope to extend their cup run. And he will pick a strong side despite the fact they have a match at home to

Wigan on Tuesday. “The first goal is always key against the big teams,” he added. “What we need to do is make sure we don’t give silly goals away which we have been doing over the past few weeks. “Hopefully we have got to grips with what the difference has been. “We defend as a team and I think that is most probably where we have fallen down a bit, we have stopped doing our jobs. “When we defend as a team we are very difficult to break down. If you defend as individuals it is much easier for the bigger clubs to score.” On his team selection he added: “Of course the game against Wigan comes into our thinking, we have to stay in the Premier League so you have to balance it off. “But the one thing we have done at this club is treat cup games, especially the FA Cup, as seriously as we can.”

United bound Zaha plans Palace reunion

Fergie: Berbatov was not a failure Bulgarian returns to Old Trafford today as United face Fulham in FA Cup clash By Simon Stone SIR Alex Ferguson is adamant Dimitar Berbatov should not be regarded as a £30 million failure at Manchester United. Berbatov will return to Old Trafford today for the first time since his four-year United stay came to an end with a summer switch to Fulham. Debate still rages amongst the Red Devils faithful about the Bulgarian’s merits. Some point to his hat-trick against Liverpool in September 2010 or the five goals he belted past Blackburn three months later, which helped win the Golden Boot prize along with Carlos Tevez and formed part of an overall tally of 57 goals in 149 appearances, as evidence of genuine class. Others argue a succession of lacklustre displays - and the fact Ferguson did not even give him a place on the bench for the 2011 Champions League final - is proof of a limited contribution. In the end, even Ferguson concedes Berbatov was eased out because Javier Hernandez made more of an impact. But he refuses to accept the 31-year-old was a waste of time. “I don’t think Dimitar was a failure here,” said Ferguson. “Some people like to see

players run through brick walls all the time. “Dimitar is not that type of player, but he is very talented player and he had a decent goalscoring record here.” The argument goes that Berbatov is better at a club like Fulham, where Martin Jol can construct a team around him, than United, where he was just one of a number of superstars. Ferguson does not accept the verdict. “That was not a problem for him,” said Ferguson. “The problem for him here was the way we wanted to play and the selections I had to make.

‘CHOICES TO MAKE’ “When you have choices you hope to make the right one. Javier Hernandez had a fantastic first season with us and as time went on he became a more regular player than Dimitar.” Managing players has always been one of Ferguson’s major strengths, which is why he is adopting the right tone with keeper David de Gea, who has been the focus of so much attention this week. De Gea’s weak punch in the build-up to Tottenham’s injury-time equaliser last week has been condemned by Gary Neville and dismissed by Peter Schmeichel.

Ferguson must find the middle ground, which yesterday meant rejecting the entire media debate. “I’m not getting into that at all,” he said. “You have to listen to some idiots in the game.” Instead, while his team enjoyed some sunshine on their short break in Qatar, Ferguson was preparing his response to the Football Association’s request for ‘observations’ about his post-match attack on assistant referee Simon Beck at White Hart Lane. Those views were received Thursday night and Ferguson will learn on Tuesday whether or not he is going to be charged. Not that he has any great faith in the entire disciplinary system. “I wouldn’t bet on that,” he said. “I have put my letter in, we will see what happens.” As appears to be the case ahead of every FA Cup tie United play these days, Ferguson noted how keen he is to win the tournament for a sixth time given the last of his previous five came in 2004. With Darren Fletcher ruled out for the remainder of the season, only Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes have won the trophy as United players, whilst Robin van Persie was a substitute when Arsenal beat the Red Devils on penalties in 2005.

WILFRIED Zaha agreed his £15 million move to Manchester United and then vowed to do all he can to ensure he gets to face Crystal Palace next season. The 20-year-old will sign a long-term contract with the Old Trafford outfit over the weekend after he has come through a United medical. He will then be loaned straight back to Palace, meaning he will have to maintain his focus on guiding Ian Holloway’s side back to the top flight rather than actually winning it, as would have been the case if United had kept hold of him.

GOING-AWAY GIFT

Contentious figure: debate still rages amongst the Red Devils faithful about the Bulgarian’s merits

FA charges Chelsea’s Hazard with violent conduct over ball boy incident CHELSEA midfielder Eden Hazard was charged with violent conduct by the FA yesterday after this week’s bizarre clash with a ball boy who prevented him from retrieving the ball. The Belgian international was sent off in Wednesday’s League Cup semifinal second leg at Swansea City after kicking the teenager while trying to get the ball as the ball boy laid

on top of it. Both individuals subsequently apologised. Hazard received an automatic three-match ban for his 78th-minute red card but could now face a longer suspension. He has until Tuesday to respond to the charge. The game ended in a 0-0 draw, sending Swansea through to next month’s Wembley final against fourth

tier Bradford City 2-0 on aggregate. “It is alleged that Hazard’s behaviour in relation to a Swansea City ball boy ... constituted violent conduct whereby the standard punishment that would otherwise apply was clearly insufficient,” the FA said in a statement. Hazard has received plenty of sympathy from Premier League manag-

ers and players who have criticised 17-year-old ball boy Charlie Morgan for time-wasting. While the FA’s statement did not directly condemn Morgan, it did say it wanted to “remind all clubs of their responsibilities in ensuring ball boys and other personnel around the pitch act in an appropriate manner at all times”.

But Zaha insists that will not be a problem. And, in paying a full tribute to the club for the work they have done in his development into an England international, Zaha wants to provide the best goingaway present possible. “I have been at Palace for more than 10 years, I will always love the club and I want to help get them back to the Premier League, particularly for the fans who have always been so good to me,” Zaha told www. cpfc.co.uk. “I am delighted to be joining Manchester United and ending the recent speculation. However my focus for the next five months will be solely at Crystal Palace.”

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Azarenka bid facing head-winds ACCUSED of gamesmanship and dogged by injury, Victoria Azarenka’s bid for successive Australian Open titles today will pit her against an opponent in the form of her life and a centre-court crowd wary of any hint of bad sportsmanship. The Belarusian will take on sixth seed Li Na, who has not dropped a set all tournament and boosted her sky-high confidence further by demolishing last year’s finalist Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-2 in the semi-finals. Azarenka’s performance against American Sloane Stephens was less assured, and marred by controversy when the top seed took a near-10 minute medical time-out after blowing five match-points. Azarenka returned to the court with jeers from the crowd, and after closing it out on the sixth match-point, added fuel to the fire by telling the on-court interviewer she nearly had “the choke of the year.” Slammed on social media and grilled by reporters, Azarenka denied she had taken the time-out to calm her nerves, saying it was to receive treatment for a rib injury that was restricting her breathing. Medical staff confirmed the treatment, according to tournament director Craig Tiley, and the 23-year-old tried to clear the air in an interview with the host broadcaster Channel Seven on Friday. “It wasn’t really pleasant but there are

some things that you have to deal with and some things you have to learn from,” said Azarenka of the controversy. “The important thing is just to move forward and have a great match tomorrow.” If Azarenka requires any additional motivation today, she knows she will lose her world number one ranking to Serena Williams if she fails to take the title. The public relations exercise is unlikely to win much of the Rod Laver Arena crowd back to her corner, especially against an opponent like Li, who lost in the 2011 final to Kim Clijsters and remains a sentimental favourite at Melbourne Park. Li, who will turn 31 next month and is bidding to become the tournament’s oldest women’s champion, is in the shape of her life after a punishing off-season boot-camp under new coach Carlos Rodriguez, former mentor to seven-times grand slam champion Justine Henin. Azarenka holds a 5-4 record over Li and has won their last four matches, the most recent a tight battle in October at the WTA Championships in Istanbul that ensured she would finish the year as world number one. Li, however, is 2-0 up in grand slam encounters, having beaten Azarenka at Melbourne Park in 2011 and again during her run to the title at Roland Garros.

Wood the man to catch at Doha

If Victoria Azarenka requires any additional motivation today, she knows she will lose her world number one ranking to Serena Williams if she fails to take the title

Murray too good for Fed Outmuscles Swiss to set up Djokovic final clash

The Briton had never beaten Federer in a grand slam previously, despite holding a superior career record against the Swiss

By Greg Stutchbury

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ndy Murray set up an enthralling Australian Open final against world number one Novak Djokovic after a high-quality victory against Roger Federer on Friday. The 25-year-old Briton, who had never beaten Federer in a grand slam previously despite being one of the few players to hold a superior career record against the Swiss, advanced to the final with a 6-4 6-7 6-3 6-7 6-2 win in four hours. Murray had looked the more likely to win the match from the outset with a superior service game and aggressive shotmaking, but the 17-times grand slam winner proved he was still a force to be reckoned with by forcing a fifth set. The U.S. Open champion, however, got off to a storming start in the fifth, racing out to a 3-0 lead and after being two points from the match in the fourth set was not prepared to let the opportunity slip again. “It’s always tough against him. Slams are when he plays his best tennis,” Murray said in a courtside interview. “When I was serving

for the match at 6-5 in the fourth, he came up with some unbelievable shots. “I didn’t play the best tiebreak, it’s hard when you’re serving for a place in the final and a few minutes later you are into a fifth set.” Murray produced a superb service game in the first set, broke in the third game and gave Federer only one break opportunity to take the first set 6-4 in 45 minutes. Neither player was prepared to give any quarter in the second set as they thrusted and parried,

punched balls down the tramlines, produced delicate drop shots and running cross-court passing shots from amazing angles to force a tiebreak. Murray was the first to blink when he allowed Federer to a 4-1 lead and while he battled back to 5-5, Federer seized the opportunity from a mistimed overhead from Murray to level. Murray quickly dismissed the disappointment of dropping the set, picking up his serve again and increasing the accuracy and power on

his forehand. He set up three break points in the sixth game, sealing it on his second, to take a 4-2 lead and then blasted through the next game to love to ensure he closed out the set two games later when he served his 16th ace of the match. Federer jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the fourth set when he finally broke Murray’s serve for the first time in the fifth game, but the Scot stormed back, levelled at 5-5 and was two points away from the match while

serving. The Swiss, through sheer force of will, forced a tiebreak and deciding set, though Murray powered through it in just 30 minutes as he broke in the opening game and held his own serve to love twice to set up the final against the Serb. “He (Djokovic) plays his best tennis here, it’s his third final in a row and I’ll have to play pretty well,” Murray said. “I hope it’s a painful match because that will mean it’s a good one.”

ENGLAND’S Chris Wood, whose European Tour near-misses include the 2009 Open at Turnberry, finds himself the man to catch entering the final day of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. The 25-year-old from Bristol burst from two behind to three ahead in Doha with a spectacular third round 64 and stands at 15 under par overall. Ryder Cup stars Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer were among the four overnight leaders, but they managed only 70 and 72 respectively Garcia after going in the water with his third shot to the par five last and taking six. The other two halfway pacesetters, Australian Marcus Fraser and Portugal’s Ricardo Santos, fell back as well and joint second now are former PGA champion Simon Khan, also round in 64, New Zealand’s 2005 US Open winner Michael Campbell and Swede Alex Noren. Highlight of Wood’s round was an eagle on the 548yard 10th. The 6ft 5in world number 142 had already notched up five birdies, but an eight-foot putt lifted him clear of the field and there he stayed. After a three-putt bogey at the 12th he came back with a six-foot birdie putt two holes later and pitched even closer on the 307-yard 16th. Although he is chasing his first victory on his home circuit Wood did capture the Thailand Open last August. He was fifth in the 2008 Open as an amateur, but it was 12 months later that the Claret Jug was agonisingly close. He shot a closing 67, but bogeyed the last and missed the play-off between Tom Watson and Stewart Cink by one. Last of the players who made the cut in Abu Dhabi last week, Wood told Sky Sports: “I’m very excited. “Two behind today (at the start) I thought as long as I kept myself in the mix I was going to be really looking forward to the last round, but leading hopefully gives me a bit of a cushion. “I wouldn’t say it was one of my best rounds, but I played very solid and was giving myself loads of chances.”

CYPRUS MAIL  

English daily newspaper 26/01/2013

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