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Four ambulance stations shelved Outraged MPs say lives will be put at risk as new stations not going ahead By Peter Stevenson

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ONCERNS that lives would be put at risk were expressed by outraged deputies yesterday when it was revealed that four urgentlyneeded and long-delayed new regional ambulance stations would not now be going ahead. The issue was discussed at meeting of the House Health Committee, whose chairman Costas Constantinou, a DISY MP, said the move was due to limits being put on recruitment as part of the bailout deal. The halt on hiring 49 newly-trained paramedics means the ambulance stations earmarked for Palechori, Limassol centre, Oroklini and Peyia will not happen. Speaking after the meeting yesterday, Constantinou said the 49 paramedics had been in training for over a year to man the stations, and expressed his concern over the development. “The finance ministry must find a way, regardless of the economic problems faced by the state, to fill the stations because clearly above and beyond any financial cost is the value of human life,” he said. AKEL deputy Irene Charalambidou who had brought up the subject at the committee meeting said the creation of regional ambulance stations had been taken by the Cabinet as far back as 2007. “In accordance with international standards there is a set time it should take

an ambulance to reach the site of an accident to provide adequate emergency aid,” she said. “Staff has been trained, the stations are prepared and the ambulances are ready but they have not been put into operation, something which is putting human lives in danger,” she added. Charalambidou went on to say that the health ministry’s pleas towards the finance ministry to man the stations had been desperate and had raised the issue of putting lives in jeopardy. She concluded that any negotiations with the troika and the bailout agreement should not compromise human lives. DIKO MP, Athena Kyriakidou said she did not feel the government fully comprehended the subject of saving lives. “We have asked for an amendment to be made so that retiring ambulance drivers will be replaced by the 49 trained emergency responders,” she said. The government is still currently employing untrained drivers for ambulances, she added. Roulla Mavronicola, MP for EDEK noted that following the freeze on funding for radiotherapy centres the matter of the regional ambulance stations should be laid at the door of the troika. She revealed that the state had spent €500,000 on training staff. “We expect the finance ministry to rescind its decision and go ahead with staffing and opening

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US Marines hold umbrellas during light rain for US President Barack Obama (R) and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington yester-

day following their bilateral meeting. Obama and Erdogan met to discuss an array of issues including international security and Syria. They were also said to be discussing Cyprus but no statements to this effect were made (EPA)

Fancy a good night’s sleep? Slumber in blue bedroom BRITONS who are sleeping in a blue decorated bedroom are regularly getting the best night’s sleep, according to a new sleep study out yesterday. On average people sleeping in blue get seven hours, 52 minutes sleep per night, the Travelodge study found. Other favourable bedroom decor colours are certain shades of yellow, green, silver and orange. Key findings from the 2,000 household study revealed those that have a blue colour scheme in their bedroom are getting the best night’s slumber across the UK - probably due to the

fact blue is associated with calmness and wards off nightmares, while helping to reduce blood pressure and heart rate. The second most favourable colour scheme is yellow. Britons who sleep in a yellow decor bedroom are on average getting seven hours, 40 minutes shut-eye per night. Yellow stimulates the nervous system which aids relaxation, priming you for slumber. A green-themed bedroom colour scheme is third most popular, with sleepers getting on average seven hours, 36 minutes of kip. Seems

there’s no resisting the restful, calming environment which green creates. A silver bedroom decor is fourth most popular - with individuals getting on average seven hours, 33 minutes sleep per night, as the metallic colour tricks the eye into believing it is night time. Orange is fifth most popular - with sleepers getting on average seven hours, 28 minutes snooze time. The colour adds warmth and aids digestion to send you nodding off. The study found the least restful bedroom colour schemes for decent sleep were purple, brown and grey.


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ON THIS DAY MAY 17

WHAT THE MAIL SAID

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35 years ago, Friday May 17, 1978

Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden presents the largestscale election broadcast ever seen on television.

President Kyprianou yesterday offered to accept complete demilitarisation of Cyprus with the presence of only a mixed police force under international supervision as a means to ensure a feeling of security for the Turkish Cypriots. Asked what his views were on the security of the two communities in a federal republic, Kyprianou said that the best way to ensure security was the unity and cooperation of State and people.

1973 Watergate scandal: Televised hearings begin in the United States Senate.

1978 The coffin containing the body of Charlie Chaplin - missing since his grave was pillaged nearly two months ago - is found.

1990 The General Assembly of the World Health Organisation (WHO) eliminates homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases.

2007 Trains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.

45 year ago, Sunday May 17, 1968 The Turkish Cypriots yesterday began removing an unspecified number of road barriers in Nicosia’s Turkish quarter, it was learned last night. A Turkish Cypriot spokesman said they were taking this step in view of the prevailing political atmosphere, but declined to give any details of the extent of the Turkish pacification move.

55 years ago, Monday May 17, 1958 Soldiers with riot kit were rushed to Attaturk Square last night and Military Police vehicles ringed the outside walls of the city when a strong crowd of up to five hundred Turkish youths demonstrated against the detention of three Turks in the Nicosia divisional police HQ.


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Minister: medical school will go ahead as planned By Peter Stevenson THE UNIVERSITY of Cyprus’ medical school will start as scheduled in September despite a bill which was submitted to parliament to postpone the opening. Health Minister, Petros Petrides, told state radio yesterday morning that plans to open the medical school were in their final stages and that it would open as planned in September. “We have already met on many occasions with university officials and spoken to the university’s rector as we are in the closing stages of the school’s opening,” Petrides said. The minister said any plans to delay opening the school

would cause huge problems as many students have already sent their applications and will be sitting exams in the next few days. “Hospital employees who want to work at the medical school will have to fill out an application if they wish to cooperate with the university and will then be asked to sit an exam,” he added. Petrides revealed that during a recent visit to the World Health Organisation headquarters in Geneva he was asked by three health ministers from Middle Eastern countries how their students could apply to the medical school. “Attracting foreign students during these financially difficult times can help the economy,” the Minister said. In order to attract more foreign students, lessons will be carried out in both English and Greek.

DISY MP Andreas Themistocleous submitted a bill to parliament to postpone plans to set up the medical school and said that Cyprus faced a choice “of either getting real and actually looking at the country’s situation or else – and I’m willing to bet on this – destroying ourselves”. He said it would cost the state €100 million a year to run, and that the country could not afford it right now. The Cyprus Medical Association said on Wednesday that despite the crisis, matters of education and health needed to be treated differently and “with more sensitivity”. A medical school would contribute to upgrading the country’s medical practice improving health care provision, the association said. See Editorial PAGE 13

Ambulance stations shelved Deputies blame troika for cutbacks in health services (continued from front page) the ambulance stations,” Mavronicola added. She ended by saying that the committee would not accept any excuse which involved the bailout agreement or troika for not opening the stations. “We cannot allow lives to be endangered or for vulnerable groups of the population to be affected,” she concluded. Speaking after the committee meeting, Greens MP, George Perdikis said society was now facing another cruel aspect of the bailout deal and a silly provision which had set quotas on recruitment. “A small number of people need to be hired to save lives,” he said. He wondered whether the International Monetary Fund’s, Delia Velculescu, a troika official, would accept living in an area where there was insufficient ambulance coverage. “Either the troika representatives are tough negotiators, or officials from the Republic who are in talks with them have not presented the facts properly,” he said. “I cannot accept the excuse that the regional stations are not being put into operation because the troika does not allow it as

Plenty of ambulances but not enough people to staff the four new rural stations as had been planned it is the government’s responsibility to explain to them their necessity,” he concluded. Peyia councillor, Linda Leblanc told the Cyprus Mail yesterday she felt the decision not to operate the stations after the money had already been spent to train paramedics, to build the stations and to buy ambulances was absolutely ridiculous. “Opening the stations is really a matter of life and death as we have many elderly people living in Peyia who might require aid,” she said. Leblanc said it takes an ambulance an hour to travel to Peyia and back to

Paphos General Hospital “if you are lucky”. “It is not the time for the government to be meddling in quality of life issues like this one when they are giving out €20 million in compensation to Cyprus Airways employees,” she added. With only the cost of hiring the paramedics left, Leblanc expressed the hope that the government would reconsider its decision as lives were at stake. Head of the newly-trained paramedics, Michalis Savva, expressed his bitterness and sadness on behalf of the 49 newly-trained staff. “We feel we have been de-

ceived by the government,” he said. “We sacrificed the jobs we had, some of us were forced to move house and incur expenses and when the time came for the state to put us into use they left us feeling exploited,” he added. He went on to say that the worst aspect of it all was that human lives could be lost. He revealed that the majority of the 49 newlytrained paramedics would remain unemployed and be forced to live off of their parents. “The cost to the government to hire 24 first-aid responders, which is the

minimum requirement to efficiently run the regional ambulance stations, comes to €340,000 a year,” he said. He explained that the government’s immediate needs could be met by hiring only 24 first-aid responders but 49 were trained to insure the needs of the private sector would be covered also. At the same time, the health minister announced yesterday that the University of Cyprus medical school would be going ahead. One deputy said on Wednesday it would cost €100 million a year, something the country could ill afford at the moment, he said.

Police looking into illegal botox treatment ALLEGEDLY illegal botox injections from a hairdresser have left a 39-yearold Romanian woman needing expensive dermatological treatment. The woman, who lives in Limassol, reported to police that some friends of hers had recommended she visit a 37-year-old hairdresser who could give her cosmetic treatment. She said she visited the hairdresser at his home in Limassol and received the botox treatment which cost her €250 but a few hours later said she realised that she had fallen victim to an alleged amateur cosmetician as her face had swelled up. A police spokesman told the Cyprus Mail that the woman subsequently visited a dermatologist who gave her medical treatment. Officers took a statement from the dermatologist, who revealed the substance that was injected into her face had been banned from use on the island for almost ten years due to the side effects. According to a police spokesman, members of the force have collected evidence from the hairdresser who also gave his version of events. The 37-year-old was not arrested as the findings of the police investigation will be sent to legal services which will decide the outcome of the case.

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Cabinet slashes pensions for community leaders By Stefanos Evripidou THE GOVERNMENT yesterday decided to subsidise rent increases for businesses operating in government industrial estates while decreasing pension allowances for ex-community leaders. Speaking from the Presidential Palace, deputy government spokesman Victoras Papadopoulos announced a series of measures adopted by cabinet yesterday, starting with a 10 per cent reduction in pension allowances of former community leaders. “The reduction is part of efforts to consolidate public finances and due to the fact that community heads are otherwise employed and their retirement is covered by other pension plans

such as, for example, the social insurance fund, and others,” said Papadopoulos. Cabinet also decided to provide a grant to cover the 15 per cent expected increase in rents in the next five years for businesses operating in government industrial areas. This measure will apply from the date of the President’s announcement of measures to restart the economy on April 19, 2013. The loss of revenue for the state in the next five years will come to around €3m. The measure aims to help businesses renting properties on government industrial estates to minimise their costs, said Papadopoulos. Cabinet yesterday approved a legal amendment related to President Nicos Anastasiades’ pledge to clean up the public sector and its reputation for wasting public money. When tabling the state budget or the budget of any legal enti-

ty governed by public law to parliament, the legal amendment obliges the relevant body to submit a detailed report on compliance with and implementation of observations included in the latest annual report of the auditor-general. Other decisions taken yesterday by the council of ministers include the decision to donate two small buses in the possession of the Road Transport Department to the Cyprus Diabetic Association. Also, a Cooperation Agreement was approved between the Cypriot and Greek foreign ministries related to overseas and repatriated nationals. Papadopoulos explained that Cyprus and Greece will cooperate and coordinate activities related to supporting networks and organisational structures of overseas Hellenes, promoting national issues, returnee issues, and utilising EU funds for expatriates of member states.

UN hands over document on Cyprus process 70-page paper outlines convergences and divergences from 2008 to 2012 THE GOVERNMENT said yesterday it had received a UN document that outlines convergences and divergences between the two communities as documented in reunification talks from 2008 through to 2012. The government spokesman said the document was requested by President Anastasiades during a meeting last Sunday in Nicosia with UN Special Adviser Alexander Downer. The document would be circulated to political parties, the spokesman said. His comments were prompted by revelations earlier in the day that the UN had handed Turkish-Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu a 70-page document on the Cyprus talks. The revelations were made by Izzet Izcan, leader of the Turkish-Cypriot ‘United Cyprus Party’ during a meeting he had with AKEL chief Andros Kyprianou. This apparently came as

news to Kyprianou, who in a loaded comment told newsmen that his party was in the dark about the existence of such a document. The UN special adviser is due in New York next week to brief UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on his meetings with the two leaders and prospects for the resumption of talks which halted last June after Eroglu refused to continue negotiations during Cyprus’ EU presidency. The Cyprus issue was understood to be on the agenda of talks yesterday between US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Tayip Erdogan in Washington DC. Speaking at a joint press conference at the White House, Erdogan commented that “there is always a chance for a solution,” the Cyprus News Agency reported last night. The US President made no comments on Cyprus. Both Turkey and the US see an opportunity this year to

restart talks on the reunification of Cyprus. Meanwhile, Cyprus was among the issues discussed at a meeting in New York between UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and British Prime Minister David Cameron late on Thursday. According to the UNSG’s spokesperson, Ban “stressed the importance of using the coming period as an opportunity to make progress on the Cyprus issue.” Following talks with Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides in Washington last week, US Secretary of State John Kerry called for greater efforts to “unfreeze” decades of tense stalemate between Greece and Turkey over Cyprus. Kerry said he had already broached the subject of talks to break the stalemate “several times” with Turkey’s Erdogan and Greece’s Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos, as well as with President Anastasiades.

Three Russian warships due in Cyprus today THREE Russian warships will today be making a port call at Limassol, the defence ministry confirmed last night. Defence minister Fotis Fotiou has been invited aboard one of the vessels tomorrow, a spokesperson for the ministry said. He will be accompanied by the Russian Federation’s ambassador to Cyprus. The ships will remain here until next Wednesday. They include the destroyer “Admiral Pan-

teleyev,” two amphibious warfare ships, the “Peresvet” and the “Admiral Nevelskoi,” as well as a tanker and a tugboat. The ships left the Far-Eastern port city of Vladivostok on March 19 to join Russia’s Mediterranean task force, which currently consists of vessels from Northern, Baltic, and the Black Sea Fleets. The Russian Defence Ministry announced setting up a naval task force in the Mediterranean in April.

This is the first time the state fair has been postponed since 1976

Annual state fair is postponed THE 38TH Cyprus international state fair, which usually takes place in May, has been postponed until October this year due to the inability of some exhibitors to clear their products through ports as a result of capital controls imposed in March. “It is very difficult for most participants to pay for the items they want to be exhibited to be taken out of the ports, we thought it best to postpone the exhibition for later in the year when things will hopefully be more flexible,” a representative of the state fairs authority said yesterday. Participants are normally charged €55 per square metre to exhibit but this year all participants will receive a 35 per cent discount. The Cyprus state fair authority now has 12 exhibition areas that cover 21,000 square me-

tres in Nicosia. The representative said that the authority wanted to help the economy by offering cheaper exhibition prices. By giving a 35 per cent discount many companies will have the chance to showcase their products and generate more business, the representative added. The fair was originally planned for May 24 to run until June 2. “The new starting date was going to be September 27, but President Nicos Anastasiades will be in the US at the time and we want him to take part in the opening and show his support. Originally the fair was going to run for ten days but now it will run for six,” the representative said. The new dates are October 4 to 9. This is the first time since 1976 that the exhibition has been postponed.


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BoC robust... at least on paper Preliminary consolidated balance sheet gives tier 1 capital ratio of 13pct By Elias Hazou DATA released by the banking regulator yesterday painted the picture of a robust Bank of Cyprus – at least on paper. The preliminary consolidated balance sheet of Bank of Cyprus (BoC) – following a 37.5 per cent ‘bail-in’ of its own uninsured depositors as well as the absorbing of Laiki’s balance sheet – gave the lender a tier 1 capital ratio of 13 per cent. Tier 1 capital, also know as the capital adequacy ratio, is a core benchmark of a bank’s financial strength from a regulator’s point of view. Tier 1 capital ratio is defined as the ratio of a bank’s core equity capital to its total risk-weighted assets. By way of example, a bank with €2 of equity receives a client deposit of €10 and lends out all €10. Assuming that the loan, now a €10 asset on the bank’s balance sheet, carries a risk weighting of 90 per cent, the bank now holds risk-weighted assets of €9 (€10 x 90 per cent). Using the original equity of €2, the bank’s tier 1 ratio is calculated to be €2/€9 or 22 per cent. According to the Central Bank figures, the BoC’s preliminary consolidated balance sheet shows that, prior to the haircut of uninsured deposits, the bank’s tier 1 capital stood at -€785m. The bank raised €3.186bn through a 37.5 per cent haircut on deposits (already implemented), which brought its consolidated tier 1 capital up to €2.401bn. To this were added €703m in transferred

The balance sheet also took into account a string of lawsuits filed by depositors against the haircut, the CBC says assets of the ‘good’ Laiki for a consolidated total of €3.104bn of tier 1 capital. The risk-weighted assets of BoC come to €24.001bn. Dividing this by the core tier 1 capital (€3.104bn) yields 13 per cent. Total consolidated assets stood at €38.343bn, liabilities at €34.730bn. The balance sheet also took into account a string of lawsuits filed by depositors against the decision to seize their cash. It assumed that if all the lawsuits were successful, the bank stands to lose €311m, which would lower its tier 1 capital ratio to 12 per cent. But that’s still well above the capital adequacy ratio of 9 per cent under the Basel III accounting rules. In its press release, the Central Bank did not explain why it had set 13 per cent as its target for the BoC’s adequacy ratio. But it stressed that the figures were provisional. The regulator said the final size of the deposits haircut, via a deposit-for-equity swap aimed at recapitalising

the BoC, would depend on a pending independent valuation of the assets of BoC and Laiki. Under the deal struck with international creditors, the valuation must be completed by the end of June. The April 2013 memorandum of understanding with the ‘troika’ of international lenders states that: “Following that valuation, and if required, an additional conversion of uninsured deposits into class A shares will be undertaken to ensure that the core tier one target of 9 per cent under stress by end-programme can be met.” The regulator announced also that the independent auditor who will conduct the valuation has been selected, but that the actual valuation would get underway once the vacant seats on the board of the Central Bank are filled, given that the decision to appoint the auditors requires a quorum. Determining the final haircut, the conversion of deposits to equity, and thus the new shareholder base of

House passes law for co-ops PARLIAMENT last night passed a law designed to enable cooperative banks to raise capital on their own so as to minimise their need for possible state assistance. The government-drafted legislation makes it mandatory for cooperative credit institutions to issue shares for the purposes of raising capital, by converting cooperatives from unlimited liability to limited liability companies. By law, all 92 cooperatives have now been converted into limited liability shareholder companies. The cooperatives are allowed to issue class B shares, and to purchase class A shares in addition to class B shares. The new rules are designed to fall in line with a deal signed in April between Cyprus and the ‘troika’ of international lenders. Under the memorandum of understanding, cooperative credit institutions are to come under the regulatory supervision of the Central Bank, and “they will be instructed to meet capital regulatory requirements by July 2013.” The MoU states: “With a view to minimis-

ing state aid, cooperative credit institutions requiring recapitalisation should seek private sector participation no later than 31 July 2013.” It goes on to say that Central Bank of Cyprus, in consultation with the troika, “will ascertain the viability of individual cooperative credit institutions and design a strategy for restructuring and recapitalising the sector.” “This strategy, including the possibility of the application of mergers and restructuring, will be submitted…by end-July 2013 based on an assessment of capital needs and viability to be finalised by June 2013. “The restructuring plans for the cooperatives will be submitted to the European Commission by September 2013. Cooperative credit institutions in need of aid from the state will not be recapitalised before their restructuring plans have been formally approved under state-aid rules.” Any cash for recapitalising cooperative banks will be drawn from the €10bn assistance programme funded by international lenders.

BoC is the key step towards returning the lender to normalcy. The bank, which lacks a CEO, has been under administration by the regula-

tor since March – a source of friction between the Central Bank and the government, which would like to see the BoC return to normal opera-

tions as swiftly as possible. Currently, 60 per cent of the uninsured part of BoC deposits - the 37.5 per cent already subjected to a haircut, plus another 22.5 per cent - is susceptible to a conversion into equity. The remaining 40 per cent of uninsured BoC deposits is for the time being not subject to such conversion but 30 per cent of it remains frozen. Perhaps in a bid to take pressure off itself, the Central Bank said yesterday that the appointment of a CEO was “expected over the next few days.” The Central Bank’s press release yesterday came just as the ruling DISY party tabled a legislative proposal which aims to bring the BoC out of the state of administration. The bill envisages placing 22.5 per cent of BoC’s uninsured deposits into an escrow account in tandem with appointing an escrow agent with the sole job of overseeing the 22.5 per cent of ‘frozen’ deposits. In effect it would replace the BoC’s administrator by the escrow agent, and is intended to unlock the remaining 40 per cent (100 minus 37.5 minus 22.5) and make it immediately available to the cash-starved market.


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People urged to holiday in Cyprus

By Peter Stevenson

Special offers abound as crisis bites into tourism By Bejay Browne THE TOURISM industry is urging residents to holiday at home this year to help beat the crisis. The head of the Paphos regional board of tourism Nassos Hadjigeorgiou said this would be the message given to everyone who attends the three-day annual travel exhibition ‘Taxidi’ which opens in Nicosia today. Hadjigeorgiou said officials are still unsure as to how the domestic market will react to the crisis but the exhibition may give them an idea what people’s intentions are. “This is a good opportunity for people to explore the island and stay in Cyprus and spend their money here,” he said, adding that Paphos in particular, had so many areas of natural beauty, blue flagged beaches and many other things to do and see. “There are a large number of hotels in Paphos which are offering special rates for domestic tourism,” he said. One of the hotels offering

special rates in Paphos is the five-star InterContinental Aphrodite Hills. Maria Demosthenous the marketing and communications manager said: “We have a number of special offers for the local market.” She said that Aphrodite Hills was great for those wanting to relax, as well as for sports enthusiasts looking for a golf or tennis vacation. Special rates include a June package ‘pay two nights and stay three.’ “This is also valid for any time of the week and includes the Whit Monday holiday [on June 24],” she said, adding that there would also be special rates in July and August. Agrotourism officials are also hoping the financial crisis will encourage more people stay in Cyprus. With more than 90 properties in 51 villages, the prices for a holiday in traditional Cypriot surroundings are very good, said Evie Panayioutou. “We need to garner more interest from the Cypriot market.” She said they would run some competitions at Taxidi.

The Akamas peninsula: just one of the many things to see in Paphos “We will give three couples three free nights and we will also have some special offers,” she said. The Cyprus Agrotourism Company deals exclusively with holidays in the countryside. Visitors can walk nature trails, visit historical monasteries and archaeological sites. There will also be a number of special offers, which will run until October 31. “Personally, I’m staying in Cyprus this year,” said Panayioutou. “Bookings are not the same as last year at this point… they are down… but when the banking crisis

is taken into consideration, then they are at a satisfactory level.” Even smaller family run hotels are dropping prices. The Paradisos Hills Hotel in Lysos in Paphos is a quiet family-run traditional hotel overlooking a forest with views down to the sea. A popular destination with both residents and overseas visitors it is the winner of the Travellers Choice Trip Advisor Award 2013 for service. The hotel’s Phillip Michael said: “It’s a difficult time for many people and we wanted to try and give the best prices that we can.” Michael said that the usual price for

a double en-suite room with breakfast is €102 a night but for June and July, it will be just €75. “We have to be realistic and we want our prices to reflect that,” he said. For information: Paphos Regional board of tourism 26818173 info@visitpafos.org www.visitpafos.org.cy Cyprus Agrotourism Company - 22 340071 helpdesk@ agrotourism.com.cy Aphrodite Hills Intercontinental Hotel Reservations 26 829000 - Cyprus Toll Free 80001210 Paradisos Hills Hotel Lysos www.paradisoshills.com Nikki or Soulla 26322287

For those planning to travel, cruising offers a wide variety of options ‘LET’S Go Cruises’ by Amathus has released its brochure Luxury Cruises 2013, which includes itineraries ΟΙ ΠΕΡΙ ΠΟΛΕΟΔΟΜΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ XΩΡΟΤΑΞΙΑΣ (ΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΙΕΡΑΡΧΙΚΕΣ ΠΡΟΣΦΥΓΕΣ) ΚΑΝΟΝΙΣΜΟΙ ΤΟΥ 1970 (Κ.Δ.Π. 55 ΤΟΥ 1990) Ειδοποίηση δυνάμει του Κανονισμού 4(1) Δίδεται ειδοποίηση, σύμφωνα με τον Κανονισμό 4(1) των περί Πολεοδομίας και Χωροταξίας (Αιτήσεις και Ιεραρχικές Προσφυγές) Κανονισμών του 1990, ότι εγώ, η ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΑΔΟΥ ιδιοκτήτρια τεμαχίου με αρ. 167 Φύλλο/Σχέδιο 21/460609, ενορία Τρυπιώτη οδός Ιπποκράτους στην περιοχή του Δήμου Λευκωσίας, θα υποβάλω αίτηση στην Πολεοδομική Αρχή Επαρχιακό Λειτουργό Τμήματος Πολεοδομίας και Οικήσεως για εξασφάλιση πολεοδομικής άδειας για αλλαγή χρήσης από κατάστημα σε take-away. Παραστάσεις κατά της αιτήσεως μπορούν να υποβληθούν προς την πολεοδομική Αρχή (Επαρχιακός Λειτουργός Τμήματος Πολεοδομίας και Οικήσεως) μέσα σε προθεσμία 21 ημερών από τη δημοσίευση της Ειδοποιήσεως αυτής.

with the world’s leading cruise companies such as NCL Cruises, Costa Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Pullmantur and TUI . Destinations include the Mediterranean, the Baltic, the Adriatic, the Norwegian Fjords, the Caribbean, the Far East and Alaska at affordable prices, the company said. It said ‘Let’s Go Cruises’

gives people the opportunity to experience luxury cruises from Limassol with the Costa Mediterranean in the region or to Rhodes, Santorini and Crete, Alanya, and Haifa. Prices start from only €399 for an eight-day cruise on full-board basis including taxes for a limited number of days! It also has a last-minute offer for an eight-day all-inclusive

cruise starting from only € 599 per person, with the Zenith of Pullmantur for July and August from Piraeus to the Greek islands, Izmir and Istanbul and the popular route of the Western Mediterranean from Malta with the Costa Favolosa. There are itineraries to the Adriatic with the Costa Magica from Piraeus, to the West

Mediterranean with Norwegian Epic from Barcelona or Rome and to the Baltic Sea with Norwegian Star. Full details on itineraries can be found by visiting the ‘Let’s Go Cruises’ stand at the Taxidi travel fair, which opens in Nicosia today. If not, the company can be contacted at 22-716390 or at www.amathusetravel.com

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THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE RULE 32 PROBATE JURISDICTION In the matter of Mr Nicholas Mosley, deceased, formerly of the United Kingdom, with English passport number 306964626. Notice is hereby given that, after the duration of eight days from this present Publication, an Application for the Estate of the late Mr Nicholas Mosley will be lodged with the Principal Probate Registry of Paphos. The Application number in relation to the Probate of the will of Mr Nicholas Mosley, late of United Kingdom is 66/2013. Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC Lawyers of the Administrator of the Estate of the above deceased. Address: Kyprianou House, 19 Kyniras Street , 8011, Paphos, Cyprus. Tel. 26930800. Email: paphos@kyprianou.com.cy

THE ASSOCIATION of Cyprus Travel Agents (ACTA) has said that despite a 20 per cent decrease in reservations since the banking crisis in March, there had been a turnaround in recent days. Head of the association, Victor Mantovani told reporters ahead of the Travel (Taxidi) 2013 exhibition which opens today, that tourist arrivals were due to increase by ten per cent this summer. “There are two worrying trends, the first is that unfortunately we lost two very critical months of reservations because from March 15 there was a sizable reduction in the flow of bookings... around 20 per cent of all markets outside Russia... and we estimate that this somewhat difficult period will continue until the end of May,” he said. “The second is that because of losing this period we are now entering the last-minute summer bookings with travel agents forced to reduce their prices by ten per cent,” he added. It is estimated that by the end of the year tourism will be down between five and eight per cent according to head of the Cyprus Hotels Association (PASYXE), Haris Loizides, who was speaking after a meeting with Interior Minister, Socrates Hasikos Loizides, said he hoped the number of bookings would increase and that there would be a halt in the decline. Representatives from PASYXE met with Hasikos to discuss state support for the industry, and property tax which could affect hoteliers adversely. “We received reassurances from the minister and his colleagues to the extent that we believe we are on the correct road,” Loizides said. He said the industry was still suffering the effects of the Eurogroup meeting on March 15. “We were expecting to see a bigger recovery in the flow of reservations but up until now things are still slightly numb although there has been and improvement we have yet to return to the status quo,” Loizides said. Hasikos said the safeguarding and development of the flow of tourists to Cyprus was of major concern for the government. He also said that although there were negative projections for the current season, he expressed the belief that there was still time to recover. Taxidi 2013 will open today at 4pm in Nicosia at the Hellenic Pavilion, the Multiple Use Hall of the Cyprus State Fairs Authority and the adjacent Pavilion 4. The exhibition will run until 10pm tonight, from 4pm-10pm tomorrow, and from 2pm to 10pm on Sunday. http://www.taxidiexhibition. com/home/schedule.htm


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‘Give us our moon rock’ Cyprus is finally pursuing return of its lost treasure By Stefanos Evripidou CYPRUS HAS finally requested the return of its very own piece of moon, originally gifted to the island around 40 years ago and lost during the chaos of the 1974 coup and invasion, according to the Associated Press. The tiny moon rock, weighing 1.14 grammes and taken from the moon’s Taurus Littrow valley during the 1972 Apollo 17 mission, was supposed to be a gift from then US President Richard Nixon to the people of Cyprus as a symbol of “the unity of human endeavour” and “hope of the American people for a world at peace”. Around 270 moon rocks were scooped up by US astronauts between 1969 and 1972 and then given to countries and their representative governments around the world by the Nixon administration as an act of goodwill. Each rock, encased in acrylic, was proudly mounted on a plaque with the intended recipient’s flag. However, over the decades, many of these little fragments of rock mysteriously disappeared, some stolen in the hope of earning big bucks on the black market, others lost in the aftermath of political turmoil. Many of the moon rocks have been returned to their rightful countries over the course of time, such as the more recent case of the Nicaragua Apollo 11 moon rock found in the hands of a Las Vegas casino mogul. In the case of Cyprus, however, the country never even got the chance to briefly enjoy the precious gift. Initially, it was believed the moon rock went missing from the presidential palace during the tumultuous events of 1974. In 2007 however it came to light that the Goodwill Moon Rock was never actually given

to the Cyprus government, but was instead kept at the US Embassy in Nicosia during the 1974 war until it could be officially handed over to the government. When Roger Davies, the US ambassador to Cyprus, was assassinated in 1974, American diplomatic personnel were quickly evacuated and the moon rock mysteriously disappeared. Until just a few years ago, no one officially knew where it was. That is, until moon rock hunter and enthusiast, Joe Gutheinz located it. The ex-NASA special agent and current professor at the University of Arizona has made it his mission to locate as many missing moon rocks as possible and return them to their intended recipients. Helped by his students, he embarked on a search to track down the Cyprus moon rock, discovering in the process a most unique set of circumstances which led to the rock’s disappearance. In 2009, he discovered that the Cyprus moon rock, complete with the accompanying plaque and flag, had been put up for sale on the black market by a US diplomat’s relative who took the rock back to America following the Cyprus invasion. Gutheinz adopted a twopronged approach, encouraging US law enforcement to get involved and reclaim it while putting pressure on the seller to give the rock back. Eventually, in May 2010, an unnamed person handed the rock to NASA. Speaking to the Cyprus Mail at the time, Gutheinz said: “I would never have guessed that an American had kept the rock. In every other country it has been someone in the government of the recipient country that took the rock. I have not once come across a story like this in all the years I’ve been looking for moon rocks.”

Britons fined for smuggling cigarettes TWO BRITISH women, aged 36 and 20 were fined €2,000 between them yesterday by the Larnaca court for trying to smuggle 623 packs of cigarettes and 300 packets of tobacco, bought from the occupied area, out of the country. The two women were caught at around 10pm at Larnaca airport on Wednesday. After being fined, the cigarettes and tobacco were confiscated and the women were released. According to police the tobacco was found hidden at the bottom of their suitcases during a search by customs and Larnaca airport police. They were first held at the customs and then taken to the Larnaca police station. When questioned they said they had been in the occupied area and bought the tobacco for their personal use. If the cigarettes and tobacco was sold on the British market, the women would have made a profit of about €8,000.

Sharp fall in demand for property THERE has been a sharp drop in the demand for property in all towns except Paphos it emerged yesterday. According to data released by the land registry, 285 sale deeds were filed in April compared to 461 filed in April 2012. This shows an annual decline of 38 per cent. Nicosia had the largest decrease at 65 per cent, with sales falling from 628 last year to 222 this year. Famagusta had the second largest decrease of 61 per cent, with sales reduced from 201 last year to 78 this year. Limassol had a 54 per cent decrease and Larnaca had a 42 per cent decrease. Paphos had an increase of six per cent in sales and reached 480 sales compared to 452 last year. This is due to Russian and Chinese investors, the registry said.

The Cyprus moon rock, missing since 1974 after it was never handed over, is currently with NASA

Twelve flights affected by strike

Two years after it was given shelter at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre, Gutheinz expressed concern that the rock would never actually make it to its intended recipient. “It needs to be returned to its rightful owner. These moon rocks should be seen by the children of your nation in a museum,” Gutheinz told the paper last June. When the Cyprus Mail asked the Cyprus Foreign Ministry last year whether they would request the return of the rock, the reply was a muffled one, with the relevant official saying: “We don’t know much about it.” However, according to the Associated Press, on Wednesday, “a Cyprus foreign minis-

FIVE departures and seven arrivals at Larnaca and Paphos airports were delayed yesterday to and from Greek airports due to a four-hour strike by Greek air traffic controllers from 12 noon until 4pm. According to Cyprus airport spokesman Adamos Aspris, the affected flights were to and from Athens, Thessaloniki and Patra. Approximately 2,000 passengers were affected by the delays. “Because of the strike the flight schedule of both the Larnaca and Paphos international airports are affected. The airlines have already informed us about the changes to their flight schedules and it seems that more flights have been affected than previously announced. This is because during rescheduling some airlines are forced to use their aircrafts for other flights or at other times,” Aspris said yesterday.

try official said US authorities are favourably considering a Cypriot request that the rock be handed over”. The official said a number of bureaucratic hurdles need to be overcome, meaning it will still take some time before the rock is handed over to the Cyprus government, some 40 years after initially planned. Unless Cyprus sets up its own space agency, this tiny rock could be the closest to the moon Cypriots will ever get. Given the lack of interest in further moon landings by the US, perhaps the Cypriot government should avoid acquiring this valuable asset until after full implementation of the memorandum with the troika.

Moving forward on LGBT rights By Maria Gregoriou THE QUESTION of when the bill for civil partnerships would be passed was raised at EU house in Nicosia in light of international day against homophobia and transphobia, which is marked today. Costas Gavrielides, President of Accept – LGBT Cyprus said it was important that steps had been taken to change the Cypriot mentality when it came to homophobia but in reality, little had changed, he said. One of the biggest problems of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) people is their visibility in society “which until recently was nonexistent. This invisibility allowed this vulnerable population to be sidelined,” Gavrielides said. According to a survey ten per cent of the Cypriot population, some 85,000 people, are LGBT. Gavrielides said homophobic incidents were expected to increase in Cyprus due to the economic crisis. “Our organisation has already been the recipient of homophobic threats,” he said. The organisation is asking the new gov-

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ernment and the parliament to seriously consider the prevention of homophobic, transphobic hate crimes, hate speech, bullying and also legal recognition of same-sex relationships. “According to a special Eurobarometre survey, one in two Europeans believe people in their country are discriminated against based on sexual orientation. In Cyprus 73 per cent of Cypriots consider there is no discrimination based on sexual orientation. This is the highest figure in the EU,” Georgios Markopouliotis, head of the European Commission Representation in Cyprus, said. Tasos Georgiou, head of European Parliament office in Cyprus said his office had been working with Accept-LGBT over the last five years “and now the problem of homophobia was being recognised and the bill for civil partnerships was currently on the agenda”. AKEL MP Irini Charalambidou wondered how the ministry of education would deal with bullying due to homophobia in schools. “Just because four party representatives are here today it does not mean that the bill will be passed. That being said, I assure you that

a large percentage of AKEL will vote for it. I hope that the bill is not postponed for two or three or four years,” Charalambidou said. “It is sad to see violence in schools and children being bullied because they are different. I was told this is covered in the physical education lesson. Only by educating our children can we change the way we think, but it seems that not many people are willing to stand up and change. Everyone can say nice things but we must be ready to act. We must push for the bill to go through,” she said. Representing DISY, Xenia Constantinou, said she was glad to see a panel of four men. “Issues such as these normally scare men and I would like to see more men in power support these causes. Hopefully the bill will be passed by the end of the year,” Constantinou said. Accept is inviting the public to a party at the KISA migrant support group’s garden at 48 Arsinoe Street, in old Nicosia, tonight at 7pm to celebrate and claim a world without discrimination. To become part of the ‘no hate speech’ movement, to support human rights, go to http://www. nohatespeechmovement.org

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McAlpine sues Bercow over her ‘defamatory’ tweet A RETIRED politician sued the wife of the House of Commons Speaker for defamation yesterday, accusing her of implying in a tweet that he was a paedophile guilty of sexually abusing boys living in a care home. Alistair McAlpine, an associate of the late former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, is seeking damages from Sally Bercow in Britain’s most high-profile Twitter defamation case to date. Bercow tweeted “Why is Lord McAlpine trending? *Innocent face*” on November 4 last year, two days after a BBC report accused an unnamed “leading Conservative politician from the Thatcher years” of sexually abusing boys in the 1970s and ’80s. McAlpine was widely named on the Internet as the subject of the report, which the BBC later admitted was wrong. It paid £185,000 ($281,700) in damages to McAlpine, who also received damages from others reporting the story. A trial at London’s High Court to determine whether Bercow’s tweet was defamatory began yesterday. The judge is expected to reserve judgment to a later date. If he rules the tweet was defamatory, there will be a separate trial in July to de-

termine the amount of damages Bercow should pay. McAlpine’s lawyer Edward Garnier, also a Conservative member of parliament, told the court Bercow’s tweet was defamatory because many of her nearly 60,000 Twitter followers would have been aware of the media frenzy sparked by the BBC report. “There was a prominent and salacious story in the media, and what was missing was the name of the abuser at its centre,” Garnier said in a written argument. “(Bercow’s) tweet, by asking why he was ‘trending’ on Twitter combined with the coy sign-off of *innocent face*, identified (McAlpine) as the unnamed leading Conservative politician from the Thatcher years,” Garnier said. After it emerged the BBC story was wrong and McAlpine was publicly vindicated, Bercow tweeted again on November 9: “Final on McAlpine: am VERY sorry for inadvertently fanning the flames. But I tweet as me, forgetting that to some of u I am Mrs bloody Speaker”. Bercow’s lawyer argued the tweet was not defamatory as it merely posed a question and made no statement of fact.

A Lancaster bomber swoops over Derwent dam to mark the 70th anniversary of the raids on German dams on May 16 and 17, 1943, at Derwent Reservoir in central England yesterday. The fly-over marked the 70th year since the raids on German dams, one of the most memorable oper-

ations of the Second World War, in which 617 Squadron flew in Operation Chastise, using the famous bouncing bomb to attack the industrial region of Germany, and are now best known by the name of the film that dramatised these events - The Dambusters

PM tells EU rebels to back referendum law By Peter Griffiths

Sally Bercow arrives at the High Court yesterday for a hearing over her allegedly libellous tweet about Lord McAlpine

LulzSec hackers jailed MEMBERS of a group of young British computer hackers who masterminded sophisticated cyber attacks on major global institutions from their bedrooms were jailed yesterday. Ryan Ackroyd, Jake Davis, Mustafa Al-Bassam and Ryan Cleary considered themselves to be “latter-day pirates” when they masterminded sophisticated cyber attacks on major global institutions including the CIA, Sony, the FBI and Nintendo. They were “hactivists” with the LulzSec collective behind attacks that stole sensitive personal data including emails, online passwords and credit card details belonging to millions of people. News International, the NHS and the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) were also victims of the group, who lived as far apart as London and the Shetland Islands and never met in person. Sentencing them at Southwark Crown Court in London yesterday, Judge Deborah Taylor said some of their taunting of their victims “makes chilling reading”. What they considered a cyber game, she said, had in fact had real consequences. “You cared nothing for the privacy of others, but did everything you could through your computer activities to hide your own identities while seeking publicity,” she said. Stolen information was posted unencrypted on their website and file-sharing sites like Pirate Bay in 2011. They also carried out distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, using linked networks of up to one million computers to overpower and crash websites. Their activity collectively cost their targets millions of dollars and potentially left millions of people at risk from criminals.

PRIME Minister David Cameron ordered rebellious lawmakers yesterday to back his plan for a law guaranteeing a vote on Britain’s European Union membership as he sought to shore up his party, his leadership and the coalition. Conservative rebels have been pushing him to take a hard line on Europe, resurrecting party splits that contributed to the downfall of former prime ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major in the 1990s. An election is due in 2015. Cameron’s promise in January to claw back powers from the EU and then put Britain’s membership of the bloc to a vote by 2017 failed to silence eurosceptics and halt the rise of the anti-EU UK Independence Party.

Over 100 Tories had criticised PM’s EU stance in parliament He bowed to pressure this week when he agreed to guarantee his pledge in law, despite opposition from pro-EU Liberal Democrats coalition partners whose leader warned it would be a “calamitous mistake” to leave Britain’s biggest trading partner. Liberal Democrat and Labour opposition and a lack of parliamentary debating time mean it may never become law, and any new law could be repealed by the next government. Conservatives remain keen to debate the bill in parliament to show voters that they are serious about holding a referendum. That has strained rela-

tions within the coalition and within the party. More than 100 Conservatives, a third of the total, criticised him in parliament on Wednesday over his stance. Seeking to draw a line, Cameron said all Conservatives must support the referendum law in parliament. Party enforcers will impose a “three-line whip”, their strictest order for lawmakers to back a vote or face disciplinary action. The opposition Labour Party, which has a 10-point poll lead, said the Conservative party was in chaos, led by eurosceptic members who see the EU as a wasteful “superstate” that

threatens Britain’s sovereignty. “This is a prime minister who has lost control of the agenda and lost control of his party,” said Labour foreign affairs spokesman Douglas Alexander. The referendum bill is not a government proposal because it is opposed by the Liberal Democrats. Instead, Conservative James Wharton will propose the bill in a personal capacity. Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, said the government should focus on fixing the economy. Tensions between EU nations in and outside the eurozone were highlighted yesterday when French President Francois Hollande called for a eurozone economic government with its own budget, a harmonised tax system and a fulltime president.

Nearly 10,000 five- to seven-year-old kids are acting as family carers NEARLY 10,000 children aged five to seven are providing unpaid care for their family members or guardians, according to census figures released yesterday. The statistics show that a total of 177,918 minors are carers for their loved ones, with 15,728 providing more than 50 hours of care a week and 19,422 between 20 and 49 hours. The figures, compiled from the 2011 Census, indicate that of the 9,985 five- to

seven-year-olds providing care, 1,642 are doing so for more than 50 hours a week, with 1,166 for between 20 and 49 hours. In the eight- to nine-year-old age bracket, 12,148 children are giving care, 1,520 for more than 50 hours a week, and 1,204 for between 20 and 49 hours. But it is the youngsters aged 10 to 14 who make up the largest group of care providers, with 72,266 providing unpaid care. The figures released today show that

23,848 children who were aged 15 at the time of the 2011 Census were providing unpaid care, 1,763 for more than 50 hours a week and 2,489 for between 20 and 49 hours. Meanwhile 59,671 of those aged 16 to 17 were carers, 4,842 for more than 50 hours a week and 7,520 for between 20 and 49 hours. The statistics also found that 65,615 18 and 19-year-olds were recorded as carers in 2011.


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Europe EUROPE TODAY Strike off GREEK high-school teachers called off a planned 24-hour walkout for today, yielding to government threats of arrest and dismissal if they failed to show up for work. In a sign of growing strike fatigue among austerityhit Greeks and widening rifts within labour unions, teachers said they cancelled the walkout because they did not receive enough support from other workers. “The majority of teachers’ unions said conditions were not appropriate for the strike to go ahead,” said Nikos Papachristos, head of high-school teachers’ union OLME. Athens invoked emergency powers to break the strike on Sunday, using a law designed to deal with civil disorder and natural disasters.

Paris suicide A MAN has committed suicide at a private Catholic school in central Paris by shooting himself in the head, police say. The shooting took place shortly before noon as children were leaving the school premises for the lunch break. A dozen children witnessed the shooting, Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe’s office said in a statement The La Rochefoucauld school is in the 7th district on Paris’ Left Bank, and educates children from nursery school to high school. School officials would not comment.

Freezer babies RUSSIAN police detained the mother of two baby boys whose bodies were found after five years in a freezer in the basement of the supermarket where she worked, investigators said yesterday. The Investigative Committee said the boys were born alive, but died shortly afterwards from exposure. Their mother had kept the bodies in her refrigerator before moving them to the supermarket where she worked in western Russia.

Reform call POPE Francis issued a strong call for world financial reform yesterday, condemning a heartless “dictatorship of the economy” and saying the economic crisis had made life worse for millions in rich and poor countries. “Money has to serve, not to rule,” he told ambassadors in the first major speech about finance since his election in March in which he also urged states to take greater control of their economies and protect the weakest.

Bulgarian leading party wants poll rerun GERB demands election within six weeks By Tsvetelia Tsolova BULGARIA’S GERB party is demanding a rerun of Sunday’s election, blaming illegal campaigning for its failure to win more support and prolonging a political vacuum that would further undermine the European Union’s poorest economy. Centre-right GERB, which won 97 of 240 parliamentary seats and cannot form a majority coalition, was swept from office in February by street protests over living standards, corruption and organised crime. Leader Boiko Borisov said yesterday he will propose a minority government, even though it will not be voted in by parliament, if the constitutional court has not ruled on GERB’s complaint before the

new assembly is convened. “In the configuration in which the four parties are at the moment, a government cannot be formed,” Borisov said. “The new vote can be held in the next month, month and a half. Nothing worse can happen, from where we are now.” Bulgaria urgently needs a new government to negotiate EU funds for the next seven years, draft the 2014 budget and address popular anger. A constitutional court ruling could take up to two months, legal experts said, during which time parliament could be convened and a new government voted in. The electoral commission and chief prosecutor said they saw no violations of the law. “I believe there will be no legal consequences (of GERB’s demand), but the political ones indicate a drive to-

France’s Hollande urges eurozone govt. and common debt FRENCH President Francois Hollande called yesterday for an economic government in the eurozone that would have its own budget, the right to issue debt, a harmonised tax system and a full-time president. Speaking at a news conference marking his first year in office, a day after economic data showed France had slipped back into recession, the Socialist leader said he sought to create a full political European Union within two years. His proposals seemed likely to encounter stiff resistance from Germany, Europe’s leading power, which opposes mutualising debt among European states and is reluctant to give the eurozone its own secretariat or create new divisions in the EU, of which 10 countries are not in the 17-nation single currency. It also comes as Britain’s government faces growing domestic pressure to hold a referendum on leaving the bloc. “My initiative has four points that I am putting to our partners. The first is to create an economic government with the eurozone countries which would meet every month with a real president appointed for a long period and who would be devoted to this task,” Hollande said. “This economic government will debate the main political and economic decisions to be taken by the

Hollande is bidding for a full political EU in two years member states, harmonise tax policy, start the convergence of social policies from the top and launch a battle against tax fraud.” The other planks were: - an initiative to bring forward planned EU spending to combat youth unemployment, now at record levels across southern Europe; - a European energy community to coordinate the transition to renewable energy sources; - “a new stage in fiscal integration with a budget capacity that would be granted to the eurozone and the gradual possibility of raising debt”. Hollande, whose approval rating has fallen further than any previous elected president in his first year, sought to reassure his leftwing electorate that he remained true to his Socialist colours, saying France could keep its generous welfare state provided it was made more efficient.

wards chaos, for instability in the country,” Sergei Stanishev, leader of the Socialists, GERB’s main rivals. “They want to remain in power at all costs in order to cover the traces of their outrageous actions,” he said. President Rosen Plevneliev has appealed to political parties to hammer out a coalition, saying Bulgaria did not need a new election. He hopes to convene parliament by the end of May. Smaller parties refuse to work with GERB but are struggling to cement their own alliances. GERB says support was affected by an announcement from state prosecutors on Saturday, when campaigning is banned before voting, that illegal ballots were found at a printing shop owned by one of its councillors. Two parties - the Social-

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has appealed to political parties to hammer out a coalition ists and ethnic Turkish MRF - held media conferences afterwards. Borisov has denied any wrongdoing or involvement with the ballots. “Today or tomorrow GERB will appeal to the constitutional court and seek the cancellation of the election,” said Borisov, a former bodyguard

to dictator Todor Zhivkov. “Our reason is the gross violation of the law in the day before the vote.” Borisov said, in an interview with Trud newspaper on Wednesday, that the prosecutors’ announcement knocked 5 to 6 per cent off GERB’s results.


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Sharif can rule without unwieldy alliance PAKISTAN Prime Minister-elect Nawaz Sharif won enough seats in Saturday’s parliamentary election that he won’t need to form a coalition with other major parties to push through badly-needed reforms, final figures showed yesterday. Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz (PML-N) won 124 of a total 272 seats, with its nearest rival, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), winning 31, in the country’s first democratic handing over of power since independence in 1947. To achieve the required majority of 137, he need only secure support from a handful of like-minded independents. The outgoing PPP-led coalition, formed after the previous election in 2008, faced continued threats of defections when it confronted unpopular decisions, part of the reason for its lack of success. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the party led by former cricketer Imran Khan,

took 27 seats, making it Pakistan’s third-largest party. It held just one in the last election. The new government will have its hands full with problems ranging from chronic power shortages, a near-failed economy, a Taliban insurgency and building relations with the United States and arch rival India. “Top-most amongst these challenges include external support to avert a balance-of-payments crisis, carrying out difficult structural reforms, and balancing diplomatic relations with the US,” Moody’s Investors Service said. “The new government will inherit the effects of overall policy inertia. And it is uncertain as to whether it will use its power to adopt policies that will help shore up a weakening external payments position and reforms that would boost economic growth,” Moody’s said. “It is worth noting that the previous

civilian government which served out its full term had been unable to come to grips with these same challenges.” There will be recounts or re-polling in 11 constituencies where there were “law and order” concerns, accusations of vote rigging or, in two seats, deaths of candidates, the Election Commission said, adding that the polls had been the most successful in the country’s history. Khan, recovering in hospital after a fall from a fork-lift taking to him an election campaign podium, has given the commission three days to investigate vote-rigging, failing which his party would launch protests across the country, media said. But accusations of vote-rigging were the norm, commission deputy director Khurshid Alam said yesterday. “In 2008, there were more than 300 complaints. This time, there were only 53,” he said. “This election is the most transparent and good.”

Obama ousts US tax chief

WORLD TODAY Back to jail INDIAN actor Sanjay Dutt has surrendered to a Mumbai court to begin serving time for a weapons conviction linked to a deadly terror attack in the city in 1993. India’s Supreme Court sentenced Dutt to five years in prison in March for illegal possession of weapons supplied by mafia bosses linked to the terror attack, which killed 257 people in the Indian financial capital and entertainment hub. The 53-year-old actor served 18 months in jail before being released on bail in 2007 pending an appeal, so he is to spend the next three-and-half years behind bars. The Supreme Court reduced his prison sentence to five years from the six-year term initially handed down.

Storm weakens CYCLONE Mahasen buffeted Bangladesh’s low-lying coast yesterday, killing six people after forcing thousands into emergency shelters, but authorities downgraded warnings later in the day as the storm lost strength. A storm surge did cause some flooding along the coast at high tide and thousands of rickety huts were destroyed by torrential rain and wind, but the devastation was not as bad as had been feared. Neighbouring Myanmar, where there were fears for the safety of internally displaced people living in camps, also appeared to have been largely spared.

Ceiling collapse THREE people were killed when the ceiling of a warehouse fell in at a shoe factory in Cambodia, a government minister said yesterday, adding to concern about safety at Asian factories producing clothes cheaply for Western consumers.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister-elect Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won 124 of a total 272 seats

IRS found to target conservative groups By Matt Spetalnick and Kim Dixon

President Obama (above) announced that acting IRS Commissioner Miller (below) had resigned in the wake of a growing scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service

WASHINGTON’S top tax official was fired on Wednesday as President Barack Obama sought to stem a rising tide of criticism over the Internal Revenue Service’s improper targeting of conservative groups for special scrutiny. With three congressional probes of the IRS looming and Republicans’ calls for firings at the agency growing louder, Obama said he told Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to demand the resignation of Steven Miller, the acting IRS commissioner. Lew had done so, the president said. “I’ll do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again by holding the responsible parties accountable, (and) by putting in place new checks and new safeguards,” Obama told reporters in the White House’s East Room. Obama’s remarks came on a day in which he tried to regain the initiative amid a series of controversies that have threatened his secondterm agenda. The Democratic president said new leadership was needed at the IRS to restore public confidence in the tax agency, whose reputation for political independence has taken a hit because of scandal.

“Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it,” Obama said. “I will not tolerate this kind of behaviour in any agency, but especially in the IRS, given the power that it has and the reach that it has into all of our lives.”

UNDER SIEGE The IRS revelations have added to a sense of a White House under siege, and a president struggling to recover his political footing in the face of fast-moving events. Republicans continue to attack the administration’s handling of militants’ deadly attack last year on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. On Monday, the Justice Department came under fire for seizing phone records of journalists from the Associated Press as part of a criminal probe into intelligence leaks. Obama spoke after meeting with senior Treasury officials on ways to quell the growing uproar after a government report found that poor management led to an “inappropriate” focus on claims by conservative groups for taxexempt status. Obama, who had been accused by Republican critics of reacting too passively to the scandal, promised to work “hand in hand” with Congress to fix the IRS. But he

acknowledged the realities of a politically divided Washington, and urged lawmakers to deal with the matter in a way that does not “smack of politics or partisan agendas”. Republicans signalled, however, they were not satisfied with Miller’s resignation and that they were determined to find out whether the White House encouraged, or knew about, the effort within the tax agency to single out conservative groups for more scrutiny. Several, including Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, also complained they were misled by Miller and another top IRS official, Lois Lerner, over whether the agency had targeted conservative groups. Many Republican lawmakers are sympathetic with groups associated with the conservative Tea Party movement, which have complained since 2010 about overly aggressive IRS agents. “If the president is as concerned about this issue as he claims, he’ll work openly and transparently with Congress to get to the bottom of the scandal - no stonewalling, no half-answers, no withholding of witnesses,” Senate Republican Minority leader Mitch McConnell said, in an apparent reference to congressional Republicans’ frustration with what they view as the administration’s lack of cooperation in the Benghazi probe.

Tornadoes spin through Texas towns after dark, killing six At LEAST six people were killed and 100 injured when tornadoes ripped through north-central Texas after dark and authorities said the death toll could rise as rescuers search through the rubble of destroyed homes. At least three twisters were confirmed to have struck on Wednesday night, the deadliest tornadoes to hit the United States so far this year, destroying homes and uprooting trees. The worst damage was reported in Granbury, a town of 8,000 people about 35 miles (56 km) southwest of

Dallas-Fort Worth. Granbury Mayor Pro Tem Nin Hulett told ABC News yesterday that the top priority “is to try to get the people that are out there in the community under a shelter somewhere” and to account for the missing. Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said 14 people remained unaccounted for, as rescue workers searched houses. “I’ve had information that people were found in homes, they were hard hit, those homes. I’ve been told (they) were collapsed, destroyed as they

were probably hit by flying debris,” Deeds told CNN. Hulett said authorities did expect to find people trapped in their homes. All six of the people confirmed killed were found in Rancho Brazos, a neighbourhood of around 110 mostly single family homes on the fringe of Granbury that bore the brunt of the winds, Deeds said. “Power lines were down, homes were heavily damaged to destroyed and the roads were blocked with debris,” Deeds said.

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At least 25 die in Iraq attacks

WORLD TODAY Settlements to be authorised ISRAEL plans to declare legal four unauthorised West Bank settler outposts, a court document showed yesterday, days before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returns to the region to try to restart peace talks. Israel has been sending mixed signals on its internationally condemned settlement policy as Kerry pursues efforts to revive negotiations Palestinians quit in 2010 in anger over Israeli settlement building on occupied land they seek for a state. In a reply to a Supreme Court petition by the Israeli anti-settlement group Peace Now, the government said it had taken steps in recent weeks to authorise retroactively four West Bank outposts built without official permission. Nabil Abu Rdainah, a spokesman of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, condemned the move.

‘Iran ready for nuclear talks’ IRAN is prepared to pursue nuclear diplomacy with world powers before or after next month’s presidential election in the Islamic Republic, its chief negotiator said yesterday. Saeed Jalili, who is also a candidate in the presidential race, was speaking after talks on the nuclear dispute with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. “We are ready to continue our talks with the (six powers) whenever they are ready, before or after the presidential election in Iran... Talks will take place soon,” Jalili told a news conference in Istanbul, without giving a date. Jalili’s meeting with Ashton, who oversees talks with Iran on behalf of the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany, followed a failed round of big power diplomacy in April, in the Kazakh city of Almaty.

A Free Syrian Army fighter speaks into a microphone, calling on forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to defect and join the ranks of the Free Syrian Army in Deir al-Zor on Wednesday

Russia: Iran must be part of Syria summit By Thomas Grove RUSSIAN Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Iran must take part in a proposed international conference to end Syria’s civil war, but that Western states wanted to limit the participants and possibly predetermine the outcome of the talks. Conflicting comments from Russia and the West over Iran’s role in the possible meeting have added to disagreements which already threaten to derail the conference proposed by Moscow and Washington last week. “Among some of our Western colleagues, there is a desire to narrow the circle of external participants and begin the process from a very small group of countries in a framework which, in essence, would predetermine the negotiating

Sergei Lavrov says Saudi Arabia should also attend teams, agenda, and maybe even the outcome of talks,” Lavrov said in an interview posted on the Foreign Ministry website yesterday. Iran, which supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has welcomed the proposal and expressed hopes that it would be a part of the process. Its desire to participate in a June 2012 meeting on Syria hosted by the United Nations in Geneva was a bone of contention between Washington and Moscow. “One must not exclude a country like Iran from this process because of geopolitical preferences. It is a very im-

portant external player. But there is no agreement on this yet,” Lavrov said in the interview given to a Lebanese television station. The West is loath to see Iran, which has grown increasingly isolated on the international stage because of Western fears it is developing nuclear weapons, being at any such talks. The meeting, which US Secretary of State John Kerry has said would likely take place in early June, will aim to have the same global powers that attended the 2012 meeting, but this time include representatives of the Syrian government and opposition. Last year the foreign minis-

ters of the UN Security Council’s five permanent members - Russia, the United States, China, France and Britain all attended the Geneva talks along with Turkey, Kuwait, Qatar, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Arab League head Nabil Elaraby and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. With Syria’s factional and sectarian rivalries more entrenched than ever, however, it is far from clear the warring parties are ready to negotiate with each other. Most opposition figures have ruled out talks unless Assad and his inner circle are excluded from any future transitional government. Lavrov also said Saudi Arabia, a foe of both Damascus and Tehran and leading backer of the rebel forces which did not participate in last year’s meeting, should be present.

BOMBS tore through markets in Baghdad and a suicide attacker blew himself up in a mosque in northern Iraq in violence across the country yesterday that killed at least 25 people, extending a surge in sectarian-tinged bloodshed. Attacks on Sunni and Shi’ite Muslim mosques, security forces and tribal leaders have spread since security forces raided a Sunni protest camp near Kirkuk a month ago, igniting clashes and fuelling fear of a slide back into all-out inter-communal war. Iraq has grown more volatile as the civil war in neighbouring Syria strains fragile relations between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims. Tensions are now at their highest since the last US troops pulled out at the end of 2011. Yesterday, a suicide bomber set off his explosives in a mosque in the ethnically mixed city of Kirkuk, killing at least eight among mourners gathered to pay respects to people killed in a bombing a day earlier. Earlier, three car bombs exploded in busy markets in eastern and northeastern Shi’ite districts of the Iraqi capital, killing at least 14 people and wounding 26. In a separate incident, assailants with silenced weapons shot dead a prominent Sunni tribal leader in his car in southern Baghdad and seriously wounded his driver, police said. In the northern city of Mosul, another suicide car bomber attacked a military checkpoint, killing two soldiers and wounding three, and a separate car bomb wounded two soldiers on patrol. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the latest violence.

Suicide bomber kills at least 15 in Afghanistan A SUICIDE bomber in a car attacked a convoy of foreign troops in Kabul yesterday, killing at least 15 people including six Americans, Afghan and foreign officials said, in one of the worst attacks in the Afghan capital in months. Forty people were wounded in the blast at around 8am (0330 GMT) during the morning rush-hour.

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But two senior officials, one Afghan and the other from ISAF, said the two ISAF soldiers and four contractors were all American. Afghan officials said nine Afghan civilians were killed, including two children. President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the “cowardly” attack.

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Business Ex BP boss takes Glencore chair

Rosbank head gets bribery charge

A SHAREHOLDER coup at newly-merged commodities group Glencore Xstrata ousted its chairman and all former Xstrata directors yesterday, replacing him with former BP boss Tony Hayward, excoriated for his role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The move returns Hayward to the limelight at one of London’s largest firms, while Sir John Bond, the former chairman of Xstrata and British blue chips HSBC and Vodafone, suffered the ignominy of an 81 per cent vote to unseat him. Bond, who had drawn fire from shareholders for backing a generous retention package for Xstrata executives in the run-up to the takeover, announced his failure to be reelected at the start of the new group’s first annual general meeting, with a comment so brief many people in the room did not realise he was leaving. Hayward, already a director, will fill the role until a replacement is found and will run the nominations committee, key as Glencore rebuilds its board. He is not in the running to take the job permanently. The abrupt clean-up at the top hands Glencore a freer hand to restructure the $68billion (£44-billion) group as it begins a three-month evaluation period after the acquisition of Xstrata closed earlier this month. It also puts paid to any lingering notion that the deal was a combination of equals and raises questions about whether new directors can be strong enough to act as effective counterweights to Glencore’s pugnacious chief executive and largest shareholder, Ivan Glasenberg. “It was an odd transition, yes, but it was a takeover, so it was never going to be gentle,” said one industry analyst, who declined to be named.

THE head of Societe Generale’s (SOGN.PA) Russian unit Rosbank was charged with bribery yesterday after investigators released a film of him with cash piled on his office desk in what several bankers said may have been a set up. The case could increase alarm among international investors and sheds a damaging light on business practices in Russia, where France’s SocGen is one of the few Western banks left in a market dominated by homegrown state players. Vladimir Golubkov, who was arrested on Wednesday, could go to jail for as long as seven years if convicted. His senior vice president, Tamara Polyanitsyna, was charged as an accomplice to the crime. Golubkov, 47, was held for more than 24 hours before being arraigned at Moscow’s Presnensky Court. His lawyer Dmitry Kharitonov told RIA news agency that he denied any guilt and that he had been kept in “disgraceful conditions” and was not feeling well. Societe Generale said in an emailed statement it remained committed to Russia as a core market where it saw “strong growth potential” and was cooperating with the authorities after Golubkov’s arrest. “Societe Generale is closely monitoring the situation in its Russian subsidiary Rosbank in close cooperation with the Russian authorities,” the French bank said. Golubkov worked through the ranks at Rosbank to take the helm in 2008. One of the bank’s former owners, billionaire politician Mikhail Prokhorov, expressed outrage at the investigation, saying he had petitioned the court where Golubkov was expected to be charged for him to be freed on bail. “I know him very well,” said Prokhorov, who ran on a liberal ticket against Vladimir Putin in last year’s presidential election. “He was always an honorable, professional man, and I’m certain he won’t hide anywhere.” Other leaders of Russia’s financial community also spoke out in support of Golubkov, and said he might have been entrapped.

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A general view of signage outside the Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters in Edinburgh. RBS said yesterday it

will cut 1,400 jobs over the next two years as part of plans to restructure its retail head office operations in the UK

Google grilled by UK MPs on tax avoidance Google’s Brittin denies misleading British parliament By Tom Bergin GOOGLE Inc faced angry questions yesterday from British lawmakers investigating its tax affairs and whether it had misled Parliament in testimony last year, adding fuel to a debate on taxation that has risen to the top of the UK political agenda. Google’s Northern Europe boss, Matt Brittin, was called back to testify to Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) after a Reuters investigation showed the company employed staff in sales roles in London, even though he had told the committee in November its British staff were not “selling” to UK clients. Brittin said the company was already being investigated by the UK tax authority in relation to transfer pricing of services traded between Google UK Ltd and other Google companies, but added that he believed Google fully complied with UK tax law.

Google’s Northern Europe boss Matt Brittin said he believed the company had fully complied with UK tax law He also denied misleading Parliament in November. But lawmakers challenged the veracity of his November testimony and comments made yesterday. “It really doesn’t wash,” said Stephen Barclay, a PAC member with the ruling Conservative Party. Committee chairwoman Margaret Hodge said Google was not living up to its original motto of “don’t be evil”.

“You are a company that says you do no evil, and I think that you do do evil in that you use smoke and mirrors to avoid paying tax,” she said, adding that the company engaged in “devious, calculated and, in my view, unethical behaviour”. In November, Brittin told the PAC “Nobody (in the UK) is selling”. He said all UK sales were conducted by Google Ireland and UK staff

were only involved in promotional activity. That arrangement allows Google to shelter most of its income on UK sales from taxation, since Google Ireland sends most of its turnover to an affiliate in Bermuda. But the Reuters report revealed Google advertised for staff in London to “negotiate” and “close” deals and that LinkedIn profiles of dozens of staff claimed they engaged in such work. Committee chairwoman Margaret Hodge said the PAC had also been approached by whistleblowers who had said they had worked for Google in London, selling advertising. Yesterday, Brittin said UK staff did offer discounts to customers to encourage them to buy and that the staff were remunerated partly by commission on sales, but he said the fact Google Ireland was the legal counterparty on trades meant his November comments were not inaccurate. “The UK team are selling, but they are not closing.”

Fresh signs of slower US economic growth in second quarter THE U.S. economy showed fresh signs of slower growth in the second quarter, with factory activity slipping in the midAtlantic region while groundbreaking declined at home construction sites. Other data yesterday showed a spike in new claims for jobless benefits last week, as well as soft underlying inflation that could point to weak demand in the economy.

The data could raise concerns over the impact of a government austerity drive that began in January and the fallout from a recession in the eurozone. It could also increase pressure on the Federal Reserve to keep its money printing press running on overdrive to support the economy. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank said its gauge of factory activity in the

mid-Atlantic region fell to minus 5.2 in May. Negative readings in the index point to a contraction in activity. Drops in new orders and in employment weighed on the index, which covers factories in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. The report added to recent signs that weakness in manufacturing in March and April extended into May.

Golubkov could face seven years in jail if convicted


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It would be criminal for a poor country with no funding to waste money OUR STATE may have had to be bailed out by the troika, in order to avoid bankruptcy, but many of the politicians and other rabble-rousers are still urging it to spend money it does not have. There has been a strong reaction to the government’s decision to abandon plans to establish radiotherapy departments at Nicosia General Hospital and Limassol Hospital, which had been a demand of pressure groups supported, not surprisingly, by all the political parties. Even President Anastasiades was in favour of the establishment of the two radiotherapy departments during the election campaign. The government, presumably on the advice of the troika, has now decided that the state cannot afford to establish the departments, provoking protests by AKEL’s big-spenders and a pressure group that has been waging an ongoing campaign against the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre and insisting that treatment of cancer patients should take place at state hospitals. While a radiotherapy department at Limassol hospital would make sense, if the state could afford it, because it would serve patients from the Limassol and Paphos districts, a department at Nicosia General Hospital would be a complete waste of money. The Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre has a well-equipped radiotherapy department that treats all patients at present. According to Health Minister Petros Petrides, a department would cost €22 million to set up and €3 million a year to run. A department in Limassol should be set up when the state can afford it, but in the capital there is no need for another one. However, Dr Petrides tried to appease the government’s detractors by disingenuously saying that a second radiotherapy department would be set up in Nicosia at the new Medical School of the Cyprus University. The only problem is that the government could yet shelve the opening of the highcost school, which would be a very good idea, in these difficult times. We do not know whether this was also a suggestion by the troika, but we should be thankful to whoever came up with the idea. A state with no money is in no position to set up a Medical School at huge expense and not charge fees to students (this was the previous government’s idea). If we were a very wealthy country we could have done this but it would be criminal for a poor state with no funds to waste money it does not have on a Medical School it does not need, especially as there is already a private one operating. Scrapping the plans for a second radiotherapy department in Nicosia and for a state Medical School are correct decisions in current conditions. We hope the government will also scrap that other multimillion, vanity project – the Culture Centre – as part of its drive to reduce state spending. If it does not, we are sure a word from the troika would force a decision.

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The next Big Thing Comment Gwynne Dyer

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HE STORY so far: Cody Wilson, who describes himself as a “crypto-anarchist” and almost certainly wears a Second Amendment belt-buckle, had a bright idea early last year. No government could ever oppress its people again, reasoned the 25-year-old law student at the University of Texas, if everybody in the world was able to manufacture their own guns at home. Well, not everybody in the world, exactly, but at least everybody with $8,000 to buy a 3D printer on e-Bay, or access to one of the 3D printing shops that are springing up in major cities. So Wilson set out to design a gun made entirely of high-density ABS plastic that could be printed on a standard 3D machine. He printed and tested it, and last week he made the blueprints available online. For those who are not clear on the concept (the rest may proceed in an orderly manner to the next paragraph), a 3D printer is basically a photocopying machine that sprays molten plastic instead of ink. But instead of doing only one layer on a sheet of paper, it does thousands of layers, one on top of the other, until it has formed a fully three-dimensional object. Like a gun. There are not all that many 3D printers in circulation yet, but they are the Next Big Thing, and in five or ten years they may be as common as mobile phones. It would appear that a great many people are looking forward to that happy day, because in the first week after Wilson uploaded the blueprints for his gun, 100,000 people downloaded them. Wilson is one of those political innocents on the libertarian right who truly believe that governments would behave better if everybody had a gun. He even calls his plastic

Even the cheapest labour is probably more expensive than 3D printing pistol the “Liberator”. He presumably hasn’t noticed that the United States government carries on collecting heavy taxes and crushing the spirit of free enterprise even though most Americans already have guns. Predictably, last Friday the US government mobilised to shut his little enterprise down. The Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance at the State Department wrote Wilson’s company, Defense Distributed, demanding that his designs for a 3D gun be “removed from public access” until he proves that he has not broken the laws that govern the shipment of weapons overseas. (Is he really shipping weapons overseas? Don’t bother us with details.) The government took that route because there has been an instant public outcry about the “Liberator” – but Wilson already has a licence to manufacture and sell the weapon from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. As for exporting the blueprints, he also registered his operation under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), administered

by the State Department, and has legal advice that it complies with the rules. But the genie is well and truly out of the bottle. There have not only been 100,000 downloads from Wilson’s own site. It has also been uploaded onto Pirate Bay (with no protest from him), and downloads from that site are going through the roof. So what does all this mean? It doesn’t mean that terrorists are more dangerous; they have never had any trouble in getting their hands on weapons a lot more lethal than a single-shot pistol. It does mean that people can now make weapons that will not be detected by this generation of airport metal detectors, so it may soon take even longer to get on the plane. But that was going to happen pretty soon anyway. What Cody Wilson has actually done is provide us with a useful wake-up call about the huge economic and security implications of this powerful new technology. The 3D printers will get better, faster and cheaper, and they will be able to produce much more impressive weapons. Forget about

banning assault weapons; people will be able to make them at home. More importantly, they will also be able to 3D-print almost any other mass-produced item whose components are less than a metre (three feet) long. This not only has serious implications for retailers of such items – the Wal-Marts of the world – but also for entire countries whose economy depends heavily on manufacturing and exporting items of this sort. Even the cheapest labour is probably more expensive than 3D printing. So “outsourcing” will go out of fashion, but the impact of 3D printing on traditional employment patterns in the developed countries will be just as severe. Cars will continue to be built on (highly automated) assembly lines, but the most of the companies in the supply chain will collapse as the car manufacturers start printing the parts themselves as and when they need them. Here comes the future again.  Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries

LETTER to the Editor Could Laiki really not have been saved? A report published this week in America says among other things the following: As the US housing market recovers, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have returned to profitability’ allowing both mortgage financing companies to submit sizable payments to the US ‘Treasury. The $59.4 billion dividend from Fannie Mae and $7 bi1llon from Freddie Mac will help-to postpone the raising of the debt ceiling, as the deficit is reduced by a combined $67 billion. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are the two biggest companies in America involved in housing mortgages and were the prime culprits who were in danger of collapsing some five years ago when they were rescued by the US Treasury. Taxpayer’s money was used for the rescue contrary to the capitalistic climate which is the prevalent ideal system in America. Many people had the idea that they should have been left to go down because of their own misjudgements in al-

lowing too many toxic mortgages as they were then described, but the Administration of the day decided that the damage to the Economy would have been too great to be allowed to happen. Reflecting on the report I cannot but compare the actions of the Central Bank of Cyprus to the actions of the US Treasury, regarding Laiki Bank in Cyprus. In my opinion, the Governor of the Central Bank should have gone to extreme lengths to save the bank because of the enormous damage which has been caused and will continue for a long time to damage the Cypriot economy. It is obvious that such a possibility has not been explored to the fullest extent, may be not even thought of, after it was perceived that the bank was not salvageable. If such an attempt was really planned and publicised maybe there would have been possible rescuers coming to the fore who would have the strength and convic-

tion to save the bank and in due time to return it to profitability with wise management. Because after all, the bank was and still is an organisation with good staff and premises and thousands of customers and all this is ready to be deployed for a new beginning under wise management. The benefit from such a plan is so great it would make a sizeable contribution to the improvement of the economy. And to say the least the money involved even though too big for the like of Cyprus is not such an improbable sum which cannot be forthcoming. Transferring all of the additional liabilities to the Bank of Cyprus is to me a very bad idea, for the added reason that the Bank of Cyprus itself may not be able to sustain such a burden and may face the possibility of being led to collapse as well. Hopefully it will not. VS, Nicosia


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Brad Pitt opens up about Jolie surgery BRAD Pitt has said it was important for his partner Angelina Jolie to share her story about having a double mastectomy. The Hollywood star said others “would understand it doesn’t have to be a scary thing” after Angelina took the decision to have the preventative procedure. He said in an interview published in USA Today: “In fact, it can be an empowering thing, and something that makes you stronger and makes us stronger.” This week Brad’s fiancee Angelina revealed in The New York Times that she had a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction because she carries the ‘faulty’ gene BRCA1, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian

cancer. Brad, who has six children with the actress, called the experience “an emotional and beautifully inspiring few months”. He added: “It’s such a wonderful relief to come through this and not have a spectre hanging over our heads. To know that that’s not going to be something that’s going to affect us. My most proudest thing is our family. This isn’t going to get that.” Other family members have also praised Angelina. Brad’s mother Jane Pitt gave a statement, telling People: “We’re so very proud of Angie. This means so much to our family, especially our grandchildren. We love her dearly.” And the actress’s dad Jon Voight told how he only found out that his

daughter had undergone the double mastectomy when he read the news. The actor told the New York Daily News: “My love and admiration for my daughter can’t be explained in words. I saw her two days ago with my son Jamie. We all got together for his birthday, with her and Brad (Pitt). But I didn’t know. It wasn’t obvious at all. I found out Tuesday morning. I was as surprised as anyone and deeply moved by the way she’s handled this. She’s a very extraordinary person, the way she examined it and what she shared.” The actor, who reconciled with his daughter after the pair fell out in 2001, said of Angelina keeping him in the dark: “I completely understand. I want the focus to be on the inspiration.”

Hollywood power couple: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

In ratings challenge, NBC, Fox revive old favourites

AN obsessed fan was arrested for swimming to Taylor Swift’s beach home this week The 22-year-old man - who is yet to be named - attempted to swim to the ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ hitmaker’s property in Rhode Island, New England, in a bid to meet the country singer but got freaked out by her security team and swam back in the opposite direction where he was detained by police for trespassing. Police spotted the Chicago man getting out of the water around a mile from Taylor’s new residence at 2:20am and upon questioning him, he reportedly admitted he intended to swim to shore, clamber up to the pop star’s home and greet her. The man was hauled into a nearby police station and currently remains in custody. Westerly Police Department told TMZ: “There is a zero tolerance policy for trespassers.”

New viewers targeted amid drop in ratings By Liana B. Baker and Lisa Richwine BROADCAST networks Fox and NBC are turning to proven favourites to lure new viewers next season, with Fox rebooting the defunct Kiefer Sutherland action series 24 and NBC bringing back Michael J. Fox in a comedy loosely based on his life. The two networks pitched their TV schedules to advertisers this week at the start of the ‘upfront’ selling season, an annual rite when broadcasters try to persuade advertisers to shell out billions of dollars in advance for their new shows. Fox is suffering from a 20 per cent decline in the audience for once-unbeatable singing contest American Idol, while NBC has been trying to climb out of the ratings cellar for years. Prime time ratings at News Corp-owned Fox slumped 16.7 per cent this year, according to Nielsen data provided by Horizon Media and based on viewing the day the show airs. Viewership at Comcastowned NBC remained flat this season while that of its rivals declined. NBC is so far in third place this year among total viewers based on same-day viewing. At a presentation at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt highlighted The Michael J. Fox Show, a new semi-autobiographical comedy about a father with Parkinson’s disease. Fox starred on NBC in 1980s sitcom Family Ties.

Taylor Swift fan arrested for trespassing

Blast from the past: NBC is bringing back Michael J. Fox in a comedy loosely based on his life, while Fox is rebooting the defunct Kiefer Sutherland (right) action series 24 The network also announced Will & Grace star Sean Hayes will return in Sean Saves the World, a sitcom about a divorced gay dad, and trumpeted its Winter Olympics broadcast in February. It plans 17 new shows throughout next season. Bringing back former stars is no sure thing. Fox has not starred in a lead role since Spin City went off the air 12 years ago. Hayes’ Will & Grace ended its run in 2006. Greenblatt said NBC’s performance needs to improve. “We have no illusions about how much work is ahead of us in order to grow our business,” Greenblatt told advertisers at the presentation, where the network’s own stars poked fun at NBC’s shortcomings. Jay Leno, who will be replaced by comedian Jimmy

Fallon on The Tonight Show in early 2014, joked in a video duet with Fallon. “Who knows? We may beat Univision,” Leno sang. NBC lost the February sweeps ratings period this year to Spanish-language network Univision. Fallon told the crowd to send any complaints about the late night schedule to Greenblatt and flashed an authentic email address for the NBC executive on the screen. Attendees at NBC’s event said they were impressed with the glimpses of the Michael J. Fox comedy as well as drama The Blacklist, which stars James Spader as one of the FBI’s mostwanted fugitives. “Blacklist stood out to me. I thought it was high drama,” said Greg McLelland, vice president of national sales for Canadian firm

Shaw Media. On Fox, the network is turning to one of its former heavyweights, Sutherland, for a limited run in May of its popular thriller 24, with 12 episodes that represent 24 hours. The original show ran on Fox for eight seasons ending in 2010, when its average audience had declined from a high of more than 13 million to roughly 9 million. Fox unveiled five new comedies and four dramas. They include Dads, the first liveaction comedy from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, and drama Almost Human, from J.J. Abrams, creator of Lost. Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly told reporters the network was making its ‘biggest investment’ to date in programming but declined to comment on the amount. Reilly said it was likely

American Idol would feature three judges next year rather than four. Last week, veteran judge Randy Jackson said he would be leaving the show after 12 years. During the Fox presentation at New York’s Beacon Theatre, Emmy winner Greg Kinnear took to the stage to promote his new legal drama Rake. Reilly pitched upcoming mini-series Wayward Pines starring Matt Dillon and directed by filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan. Wall Street analysts expect broadcast networks to have to settle for lower ad rate increases than they have enjoyed in recent years. Average prime time ratings this season have declined 7.5 per cent at the four broadcast networks as they compete with cable hits like The Walking Dead and Duck Dynasty, and streaming services like Netflix.

Katie Holmes asked out by seven men KATIE Holmes has been asked out on the set of her new film - by seven different men. The 34-year-old star - who divorced Tom Cruise last year - is making heads turn during filming for upcoming drama Mania Days and has had to fend off romantic advances from several besotted crew members and extras. A source said: “They were crew members and extras just chancing it. It really got on the nerves of director Paul Dalio. Needless to say, she said no to everyone.” While Katie has been seen out and about with male friends in the last few months, the actress has remained single since the split and is focusing on looking after their sevenyear-old daughter Suri.


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Father loss ‘linked to depression’ GIRLS who are left by their fathers before the age of five are more likely to develop depression as teenagers, according to a new study. Research shows girls are most at risk of depressive symptoms in adolescence when their fathers are absent during ages 0 to five, compared to when they are aged five to 10. The likelihood of developing depression is also higher compared to boys whose fathers leave during the first five years, and between ages five and 10. It is believed the link is stronger in girls left at a younger age as they have not yet developed coping mechanisms or a strong support network of friends outside the family. Experts at the University of Bristol, who carried out the study, say the findings could lead to extra support for girls with absent fathers in early childhood.

One in 15 homes in the UK is headed by a single mother, with a third to a half of children having a non-resident parent as they grow up. Iryna Culpin, the paper’s lead author, said: “These findings indicate a need to include fathers in research related to child and adolescent mental health issues.”

Slim ‘more likely to get condition’ SLIM women are more likely to develop a painful gynaecological condition than those who are obese, a study has shown. Comparing the two, scientists found that women categorised as “morbidly obese” had a 39 per cent lower risk of endometriosis. Obese women who had unsuccessfully been trying to become pregnant for more than a year appeared to have a greater level of protection. They were 62 per cent less likely to suffer endometriosis than their lean sisters. Researchers stress the findings in no way suggest there is anything healthy about being obese. They believe the differences may be explained by the effects of infertility linked to obesity. Endometriosis is a common condition caused by the abnormal growth of tissue lining the womb in the wrong places. The growths can occur in the fallopian

tubes, ovaries, bladder, bowel, vagina or rectum. Around two million women in the UK are affected by endometriosis, which can be chronic and painful. The new findings come from Nurses’ Health Study II which has been analysing data from more than 116,000 female nurses in the US since 1989.

Stem cell ‘milestone’ revealed ONE of the obstacles to human cloning has been cleared by scientists who successfully used skin to generate embryonic stem cells. The advance, described as a “milestone”, is expected to aid the development of stem cell therapies that avoid fertilised human embryos. But since it employs a cloning technique it is certain to fuel controversy over “Brave New World” science. The US scientists said they were not interested in cloning humans and did not believe their methods could successfully be used in this way. But the therapeutic cloning technique they employed would also be the start of the process of making duplicate humans. It is the first time scientists have managed to create human embryos through cloning developed enough to provide stem cells.

Life spans continue to lengthen around world No sign obesity limiting average life in rich world By Tom Miles PEOPLE are living longer than ever and “dramatic” gains in life expectancy show no sign of slowing down, the World Health Organization has said. “The global life expectancy has increased from 64 years in 1990 to 70 years in 2011. That’s dramatic,” Colin Mathers, coordinator for mortality and burden of disease at the WHO, said as the organisation launched its annual world health statistics report. “That’s an average increase in life expectancy of eight hours a day over the last 20 years.” Global life expectancy at birth was 72 years for women and 68 years for men in 2011. A 60-year-old man could expect to live another 19 years and a woman of the same age could count on another 21 years, two years more than in 1990. Much of the global increase is due to a rapid fall in child mortality over the past decade, as well as improvements in China and India, which have both seen a seven-year jump in average life expectancy at birth

since 1990. Life expectancy has fallen in North Korea, South Africa, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Libya since 1990, a year that serves as the baseline for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. But everywhere else saw an improvement, or at least no change, in life expectancy at birth. Even countries where people live longest have managed to keep eking out a few more years, suggesting that humans have not yet reached a natural limit to their age. That has surprised some experts. “In 1990 a 60 year-old (in a high income country) had a life expectancy of 21 years, and in 2011 it was 24 years. I think there were very few people who predicted that in 1990,” said Ties Boerma, director of health statistics and informatics. “So there’s no real evidence that the increase is not continuing.” Mathers said previous research had shown life expectancy grew by 2-2.5 years per decade in high-income countries during the 20th century, and the question of whether the gains might slow down was the subject

By John von Radowitz

A 60 year old woman can expect to have 21 more birthdays of “a huge debate among the demographers”. The latest figures show countries at the top end of the life expectancy scale, such as Japan, Australia and Switzerland, continue to make improvements. “Presumably there will be

some slowing down eventually unless gene therapy and all sorts of new scientific breakthroughs change that. Global warming and conflict and other things could change it also,” Mathers said. “Some people argue that

increasing rates of obesity will start to impact on life expectancy but so far we haven’t seen that. The improvements in other risk factors have more than outweighed any adverse effect of increasing levels of obesity in high income countries.”

Ultra-low salt intake may not offer any health benefits AMERICANS at high risk for heart problems who have been told for years to sharply cut salt from their diet may not actually benefit from ultra-low sodium diets and could even face some harm, an independent panel of health experts has said. The influential Institute of Medicine, in a report, reviewed the latest data on the link between salt intake and health.

While blacks, diabetics and others more likely to have heart problems are urged to slash their salt intake, the IOM review showed there was limited evidence such a diet helped, and that too little salt might increase the risk of heart trouble. “The evidence on both the benefit and harm is not strong enough to indicate that these subgroups should be treated

Female immune system ‘ages slower’

differently from the general US population,” it wrote. That suggests higher-risk populations may not need such a drastic reduction of salt in their diets and that other steps to curb heart disease risk may be needed. Americans are still consuming far too much salt, they said. On average, US adults eat about 1.5 teaspoons of salt over the course of the day, or

about 3,400 milligrams. Federal guidelines recommend that healthy people consume no more than 2,300 milligrams daily. But the latest data calls into question whether individuals with higher risk factors for heart disease or stroke should limit their daily intake to 1,500 milligrams, as the government recommends. Brian Strom, the panel’s

chairman and a public health professor at the University of Pennsylvania, said the newest studies back the known benefits of “reducing sodium from very high intake levels to moderate levels.” “But they also suggest that lowering sodium intake too much may actually increase a person’s risk of some health problems,” he said, including heart ailments.

WOMEN live longer than men partly because their immune systems age more slowly, a new study suggests. As their body defences weaken with the passing years, the increasing susceptibility of men to disease shortens their lives, it is claimed. Life expectancy in the UK is 79 years for men and 82 for women, according to the World Health Organisation. In Japan, where the research took place, the gap is wider. There, the average lifespan of men is the same as in the UK, but women live to 85.5. The study involved examining blood samples from healthy volunteers with a wide range of ages. Scientists tested the blood of 356 men and women aged between 20 and 90 looking at levels of white blood cells and immune system signalling molecules called cytokines. In both sexes, the number of white blood cells per person decreased with age, but closer study revealed striking differences between men and women. The rate of decline of most T-cell and B-cell lymphocytes, two key elements of the immune system, was faster in men. Similarly, men showed a more rapid age-related decline in the two cytokines IL-6 and IL-10. Two specific types of immune system cell that actively destroy foreign invaders, CD4 T-cells and natural killer (NK) cells, increased in number with age. In this case, the rate of increase was higher in women than in men. NK cells are believed to be one of the body’s first lines of defence against cancer.


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Stolen Will Montgomery (Nicolas Cage) is a master thief who gets double-crossed in a heist gone awry and sent to prison for eight years. Upon his release he’s ready to leave his criminal past behind and try to rebuild a relationship with his estranged daughter Allison – but the FBI and his old cohorts believe that he’s hidden the $10 million loot from the heist, so his old partner Vincent (Josh Lucas) kidnaps Allison and demands the entire $10 million as ransom. Montgomery only has one day to get the ransom – but, much to the disbelief of the FBI, he doesn’t actually have the money. Instead, he teams up with his old partner in crime, the sexy and smart

dim, dank basement, they discover a bunch of dead cats and the Necronomicon, a book made from human skin that contains dark magic spells. Eric, in an act of extreme stupidity, starts reading things from the Necronomicon out loud – and suddenly the five friends are being hunted by a demon. Directed by Fede Alvarez. (Ultra-violent horror, 91 mins.) Our rating: 

The Host The world has been invaded by a species of alien parasite that enters a body through a slit in the neck and eradicates the host’s personality. Humans are now an endangered species, with almost all of Earth’s population having been converted except a few small clusters of rebels. One of these dissidents, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan), is captured by a ‘Seeker’ (Diane Kruger) when attempting to distract the aliens from finding her brother. Melanie becomes the host for an alien named

When the ruthless supervillain destroys his world, Stark vows revenge, using his arsenal of gadgets and remote-controlled suits – but he soon finds out that things aren’t entirely as they seem. Also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall. Directed by Shane Black. In 3D. (Comicbook action comedy, 130 mins.) Our rating: 

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

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fantastic creatures. Directed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders. (Kids’ cartoon, 98 mins.) Our rating:

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

Sammy’s Great Escape Riley (Malin Akerman), to pull off one more heist and get his daughter back alive before it’s too late. Also starring Danny Huston. Directed by Simon West. (Action thriller, 96 mins.) Our rating: 

Evil Dead Five young people head off to a dilapidated cabin in the woods. They’re staging an intervention designed to get Mia (Jane Levy) off the drugs that have consumed her life. Her four supporters are her estranged brother David (Shiloh Fernandez), his girlfriend Natalie (Elizabeth Blackmore), registered nurse Olivia (Jessica Lucas) and bookish Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci). In the cabin’s

Wanderer and the two struggle for control of her mind. When the Seeker threatens to remove Wanderer from Melanie’s body, she escapes and goes in search of the rebels, who are led by her uncle, Jeb (William Hurt); when she finds them, however, she is not given a friendly welcome. Also starring Max Irons and Frances Fisher. Directed by Andrew Niccol. (Sci-fi drama, 125 mins.) Our rating:

Iron Man 3 Brash but brilliant industrialist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), a.k.a. Iron Man, is up against The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), a terrorist whose reach knows no bounds.

Dylan McDermott and Morgan Freeman. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. (Action, 120 mins.) Our rating: 

The Croods The cave-dwelling Croods are a prehistoric family who live largely in the dark. The family consists of father Grug (voiced by Nicolas Cage), mother Ugga (Catherine Keener), son Thunk (Clark Duke), daughter Eep (Emma Stone) and Gran (Cloris Leachman) – but one day their cave is destroyed by an earthquake, forcing them to embark on the journey of a lifetime. Travelling across a spectacular landscape, they meet a young man named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) and discover an incredible new world filled with

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

You, the Living A series of short sketches, each filmed in one take, dealing with the human condition in all its joy and sorrow, self-confidence and anxiety, greatness and weakness. In Swedish, no subtitle details supplied. Directed by Roy Andersson in 2007. (Dark comedy, 95 mins.) Our rating:

To Tama Evagoras (Georges Corraface) is a family man who lives in Cyprus in the 1940s. He has five daughters and longs for a son – so he makes a vow to Saint Andreas that if he has a son he’ll go all the way to the Saint’s monastery on foot with his donkey and be there on the Saint’s feast day. He finally has a

son, and must now keep his word. Before he sets out on the long trek from one end of Cyprus to the other, his father admonishes him: “My son, the road ahead is full of temptations. Take care, for you must be clean and pure when you reach the Saint”. Evagoras promises, but unfortunately, even though he tries to do only good, in the course of the journey he commits all the deadly sins, except murder. Also starring Valeria Golino and Elias Aletras. Directed by


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NEW FILMS The Expatriate Directed by: Philipp Stolzl Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Liana Liberato, Olga Kurylenko US/Canada/UK 2012, 100 mins. Showing from Sunday at the K-Cineplex and K-Cineplex (Mall of Cyprus) in Nicosia, the Rio and K-Cineplex in Limassol, the K-Cineplex in Larnaca and the Rio in Paphos.

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Andreas Pantzis in 2001. In Greek. (Drama, 153 mins.) Our rating: N/A

El Mal Ajeno Diego (Eduardo Noriega) is a doctor so used to working in extreme situations that he has shut himself off from other people’s pain. Over the course of a disturbing meeting, Diego is threatened with a gun. Hours later, he can only remember the sound of a bang and the strange feeling of having being hit with something more than a bullet. Diego has to take an irreversible decision which will affect his own life and that of his loved ones. Also starring Belen Rueda. Directed by Oskar Santos. In Spanish, with Greek Stolen subtitles. (Drama, 107 mins.) Our rating: N/A

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Ben Logan (Aaron Eckhart) is an ex-CIA agent and single father living in Belgium. Supposedly hired by the Halgate Group as a security expert, Logan arrives at work one day to find the operation gone with no trace remaining; even his emails from the company have been deleted. With his sulky teenage daughter Amy (Liana Liberato) by his side, he digs deeper and finds the bodies of all his co-workers, all illegal immigrants, at a Brussels morgue. Meanwhile, representatives of the US government and European private interests search for both him and a stolen document that incriminates Halgate.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID Pro/Mixed: “Don’t tell Liam Neeson, but someone had the gall to make a violent Euro-thriller about a rampaging American dad without him. And not a bad one either, if you accept this potboiler on its own cheap-and-not-especiallycheerful terms – and tolerate some low-aiming theft from Taken and Unknown. “Ex-CIA man Ben (lessgrizzled Neeson substitute Aaron Eckhart) has a brittle relationship with his teenage daughter Amy (Liana Liberato). Now living in Belgium and working for a security company, he finds his guntoting past catching up with him when his employers disappear overnight – as do all his official records. Pursued by Olga Kurylenko’s steely operative and a gang of Teutonic heavies from central casting, Ben and a distrustful Amy go on the run. It’s as distinct from its genre forerunners as Aldi is from Lidl, but German director Philipp Stolzl keeps things moving at a fair clip, while the stars lend it some texture. Liberato has a gift for projecting ambivalent teen intelligence, while Eckhart folds welcome moral creases into our hero – though his likeability and lantern jaw should really be securing him higher-grade lead roles than this.” Guy Lodge, Time Out London (UK)

Anti: “‘The safest place in the world right now is beside me,’ Aaron Eckhart’s ex-CIA agent tells his teenager daughter during a life-or-death mission in The Expatriate. That doesn’t quite square with the fact he is constantly being shot at, but this is not a film that puts great store in common sense. “In Philipp Stolzl’s incoherent thriller, Eckhart and his daughter barrel around Belgium while shadowy forces conspire to rub him out. (The film has been retitled Erased for the US.) “Ideas are pinched from the Bourne trilogy (2002-07) and the Liam Neeson vehicles Taken (2008) and Unknown (2011), and the film’s glib disregard for collateral murder runs to farcical extremes in a hospital shoot-out. In a supporting role as a CIA bureau chief, Olga Kurylenko looks half-asleep. Who can blame her?” Robbie Collin, The Telegraph (UK)

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Scary Movie 5 Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee Starring: Ashley Tisdale, Simon Rex, Erica Ash US 2013, 86 mins. Showing from Sunday at the K-Cineplex and K-Cineplex (Mall of Cyprus) in Nicosia, the Rio and K-Cineplex in Limassol, the K-Cineplex in Larnaca and the Rio in Paphos.

Scary Movie 5

THE PLOT Happily-married couple Dan (Simon Rex) and Jody (Ashley Tisdale) begin to notice some bizarre activity once they take custody of their two nieces and baby nephew. When the chaos expands into Jody’s job as a ballet dancer and Dan’s career as an Ape researcher, however, they realize that their family is being stalked by a nefarious demon. Together, with the advice of certified experts and the aid of numerous cameras, they must figure out how to get rid of it before it’s too late.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID Mixed/Anti: “The best comes first in Scary Movie 5, the fifth mockery of chillers in this 13-year-old satirical series. That’s when Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen, in a match made in troubled-star heaven, appear as themselves in a nod to the Paranormal Activity films. Their bedroom romp is interrupted as they each have to remove their numerous electronic monitoring devices … Once they get down to (comically acrobatic, stuntdouble-filled) business, they realize a supernatural entity is in the room. Lindsay screams, though it’s at a TV headline she spots across the room; ‘Lindsay Lohan parole denied’... “From there, things go downhill, though Snoop Dogg livens things up as a stoner who sets in action the spoof of this spring’s hit horror film

Mama … There’s also an extended joke on Black Swan (not quite the same audience, but it gives Molly Shannon a few good moments), a psychic-exorcist character, Rise of the Planet of the Apes (which at least brings along a guy in an ape suit), and the just-released Evil Dead (you can’t say these movies aren’t current). Seen for quick wocca-wocca bits are a man as a black woman that looks like Tyler Perry-as-Madea, an Inception echo that allows a damn good Leo Dicaprio imitation, and a missed-opportunity Fifty Shades of Grey riff, with Jerry O’Connell sleazing it up. “Like so much of this whole series – hatched in 2000 by the Wayans brothers and intermittently directed by Airplane! veteran David Zucker, though newcomer Malcolm D. Lee takes over here – the mere mention of a familiar pop culture figure or title is supposed to be hilarious. It often isn’t, and in fact the constant name-dropping

and gross-out humour gets tiresome (in a movie that’s at least 10 minutes too long). Luckily, folks like Snoop and good sports like Sheen and, yes, Lohan, break up the monotony. Until, like an undead beastie, the boredom and dumb jokes come roaring back.” Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News (US) Anti: “This opens and closes with a laboured skit – featuring the Benny Hill Theme, seldom a good sign – in which Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan make fun of their tabloid troubles, in a depressing way which makes you miss the days when they were in amusing movies like Hot Shots Part Deux or Mean Girls. Then, rather surprisingly since advance word suggested this would mostly take shots at the Paranormal Activity films, it turns into a remake (with more blows to the head and babies set on fire) of Mama.

“The sorry state of the spoofy movie is demonstrated by the now-ingrained habit of throwing in references to (rather than jokes about) a disparate bunch of movies. Whole reels of this are taken up by re-dos of chunks of Black Swan, Rise of the Planet of the Apes (lots of monkeys flinging poo), Inception and (prematurely) 50 Shades Of Grey. “Yes, there are whacky outtakes under the end credits – including multiple muffs of a gag involving a pop-up book that was so weak it didn’t get into the actual film. You have to admire the filmmakers’ commitment to being up to the minute, with a cut-down of the remake of The Evil Dead (a film which opens in the UK a week after this), but wonder why they didn’t think to include anything funny. “Lacking a single honest laugh, this is shoddy by comparison with the other Scary Movie sequels.” Kim Newman, Empire (UK)


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

NICOSIA The Expatriate (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) and K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Scary Movie 5 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 8 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 5.35, 8 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Stolen (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 8 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 5.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.20pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Evil Dead (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 8 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Host (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45pm, weekends also at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 7.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Iron Man 3 (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) 7.45pm (daily) and 10.30pm (till Tuesday), weekends also 5pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) 5 and 7.45pm (daily) and 10.30pm (till Tuesday), weekends also 11.30am and 2.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Olympus Has Fallen (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.45 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 7.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Croods (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in Greek), weekends only 5.30pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in English), weekends 5.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in Greek) and (Screen 5) (in English) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.20pm and 3.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Spanish Film Festival (tonight: Timecrimes) (in Spanish, with Greek subtitles) Cine Studio, daily at 9pm, Sunday at 8pm. Tel: 96-420491, www.ofk.org.cy

LIMASSOL The Expatriate (12) Rio 5 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 5.15pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

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

Scary Movie 5 (15) Rio 1 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 5.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 8 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Stolen (12) Rio 3 at 7.45 and 10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 8 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 5.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Evil Dead (18) Rio 4 at 7.45 and 10pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5), daily at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Host (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Iron Man 3 (12) Rio 2 (in 3D) at 7.45pm, weekends also at 5pm, and (in 2D) at 10.10pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7.45pm (daily) and 10.30pm (till Tuesday), weekends also at 5pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Olympus Has Fallen (18) Rio 6 at 10.15pm, weekends also at 5.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 7.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Croods (K) Rio 3 (in Greek, in 3D), weekends only at 5.15pm; Rio 4 (in Greek, in 2D), weekends only at 5.15pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek), weekends only at 5.30pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in English), weekends only at 5.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Silver Linings Playbook (12) Rio 6 at 8pm. Ends Tuesday. Tel: 25-871410 You, the Living (in Swedish) ‘Ston Dromo’ Coffee Shop (Genethliou Mitella 34), Monday at 8.30pm, presented by the Limassol Cine Club. Free entrance. Tel: 99-477333

LARNACA The Expatriate (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Scary Movie 5 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 8 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 5.35pm. Tel: 7777-8383

10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Host (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45pm, weekends also at 5.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Iron Man 3 (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7.45pm (daily) and 10.30pm (till Tuesday), weekends also at 5pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Olympus Has Fallen (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.45 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Croods (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in Greek), weekends only at 5.30pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in English), weekends only at 5.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 To Tama (in Greek) Larnaca Municipal Theatre, Thursday at 8.30pm, presented by Larnaca-Famagusta Cinema Society. www.lfcinema.org

PAPHOS

Stolen (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 8 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 5.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Expatriate (12) Rio 4 at 7.30 and 9.45pm, Fridays and weekends also at 5pm. Tel: 26-207000

Evil Dead (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 8 and

Scary Movie 5 (15) Rio 7 at 7.30 and 9.45pm; Rio

5, Fridays and weekends at 5.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 Stolen (12) Rio 6 at 7.30 and 9.45pm. Tel: 26-207000 Evil Dead (18) Rio 3 at 7.30 and 9.45pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Host (12) Rio 2 at 7.30pm. Ends Tuesday. Tel: 26-207000 Iron Man 3 (12) Rio 1 (in 3D) at 7.30 and 9.50pm, Fridays and weekends also at 5pm. Tel: 26-207000 Olympus Has Fallen (18) Rio 5 at 7.30 and 9.45pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Croods (K) Rio 6 (in English, in 3D) and Rio 7 (in Greek, in 3D), Fridays and weekends at 5.15pm, weekends also at 3.15pm. Tel: 26-207000 Silver Linings Playbook (12) Rio 2 at 9.45pm. Ends Tuesday. Tel: 26-207000 Sammy’s Great Escape (K) Rio 3 (in Greek), weekends only at 3.30 and 5.30pm. Tel: 26-207000

listings Today Exhibitions The Playroom Solo art exhibition by Elina Sophocleous. Opens May 17, 7.30pm until June 7. Argo Gallery, 64E D. Akrita Avenue, Nicosia. MondayFriday: 10am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10am-1pm. Tel: 22754009. www.argogallery.org (S)HE Solo sculpture/structure exhibition by Meletios Meletiou. Opens May 17, 8.30pm until May 29. Thiseas Art Gallery, 9 Thiseas, Ayios Zoni, Limassol. Tel: 99-674243/96-335889

Music Rock Aid – minus One Charity gig with popular local band in aid of Cypriot families in need. May 17. Tepee Rock Bar, Ampelakion Street, Yermasoyia, Limassol. 10.30pm. €10 (Proceeds will be donated to Red Cross Cyprus). Tel: 25-328222/97-785919

Theatre Stage One Theatre Group Charity Performances Two one act plays performed for charity. The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard and The Crucible by Arthur Miller. May 17-18. Stage One Theatre, Emba, Paphos. 7.30pm. Proceeds will go towards Solidarity Paphos. Tel: 99-967737 or boxoffice@stageonehteatre.com

Dear Mr. Strindberg Theatre Group Solo for Three presents play based on the work of August Strindberg Miss Julie. May 17 until May 28. Melina Merkouri Hall, Athina Avenue, Nicosia. Every Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday at 8.30pm. €10/5. In Greek. Tel: 22-797650

Music

Other Events

Other Events

Taxidi 2013 A forum where the Cypriot traveller can obtain valuable and comprehensive information on tourist destinations and travel packages. May 17-19. Hellenic Pavilion, Cyprus State Fairs Authority and the adjacent Pavilion 4, Nicosia. May 17-18: 4pm10pm. May 19: 2pm-10pm. €5/Free for children under 12. Tel: 22-203600

Israel Open Night Experience Israeli culture in the framework of the 65th anniversary of the Independence of the State of Israel.May 18. THOC, 9 Gregori Afxentiou Street, Nicosia. Free, reservations required. Tel: 77-772717. www.isrealopennight.com

Tomorrow Exhibition A Letter to Cyprus An open-call exhibition, wherein artists were asked to send a letter as art work which is addressed to Cyprus. Opens May 18, 8pm until June 1. Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art, 10 Solonos Street, Paphos. Tuesday- Friday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-6pm. Saturday: 10am-1pm. Tel: 99-311225 The Red Thread Series Katie Sabry Open Studio Day with visiting artist Helen Macfarlane. May 18. 9 Georgious Malekidi Street, Limassol. 10am-10pm. Tel: 99-571139. www. katiecolours.com

Hot Nuts Rock’n’Roll the Chas & Dave way. May 18. King Solomon Tavern Coral Bay Paphos. 1pm. €20 inc. lunch. Reservations - Tel: 99-577247/99826919. www.andrewoliver9.co.uk

Collective Bahce Learn how to plant seeds, make bread, marmalades, compost, sew, take care of your health and discuss aquaponics. May 18. Community Garden Collective Bahçe, Linear Volunteers Park, Kaimakli, (the former railway track between V. Voulgaroktou and Smirnis Street, Nicosia. 11am-8pm. Tel: 99-583947. Email: utopiacollectiva@gmail.com A Journey to 18th Century Venice, through the Collections of the A. G. Leventis Gallery Special presentation-tour. May 18. A. G. Leventis Gallery, 40 Gladstone Street, Nicosia. 10.30-12 & 3.30pm-4.30pm. Limited spaces available. Tel. 22-668838 St Paul’s May Fayre Stalls, a raffle, kids activities, games, food & drink and much more. May 18. St. Paul’s Cathedral, Byron Avenue, Nicosia. 4pm-7.30pm. This year proceeds are going to the Pregnancy Care Centre. Tel: 22-44 5221

Day & Night of the Museums Tours, exhibitions, workshops and traditional Cypriot games. May 18. Cyprus Folk Art Museum – Society of Cypriot Studies Archbishop Kyprianos Square, Next to St John Cathedral, Nicosia. Tours English: 10am, 12, 5pm, 8pm. Greek: 12.30, 3.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm. Contributions for conservation accepted. Booking in advance contact. Tel: 22-432578. www.cypriotstudies. org. cypriotstudies@gmail.com International Museum Day at the Cyprus Museum Tours, exhibition and live music. May 18. Cyprus Museum, 1 Museum Street, Nicosia. 9am-11pm. Tel: 22-865854. antiquitiesdept@da.mcw.gove.cy www.mcw.gov.cy/da European Year of Citizens – It’s about You Students from High Schools in Nicosia will have the opportunity to talk directly with Cypriot MEPs and convey their concerns and visions for the future of Europe. With musical and dancing performances, pavilions of various EU Member States Embassies as well as of voluntary organisations, DJ and live music – and many activities and surprises especially for the little ones. May 18. Phaneromeni Square, old Nicosia. 10am-4pm. Tel: 22-451 907/22-817 576 Lanes and Courtyards of Lania The women of Lania will be pleased to welcome you to walk along the picturesque lanes and visit their open courtyards. May 18-19. Lania Village. 10am-7pm. Sunday 6pm raffle, 6.30pm-8pm music at the museum

Ongoing Other Events Berlin – Alexanderplatz Remastered Screening of 14-episode mini-series by Rainer Warner Fassbinder. May 8 until June 6. Hall of the Goethe-Institut Cyprus in Nicosia. Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm. In German with Greek subtitles. Free. Tel: 22-674606

Theatre The Dispute The Main Stage of THOC presents tragic comedy by Pierre de Marivaux. Until May 17. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou, Nicosia. Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday 6pm. In Greek. €12/10. Tel: 77-772717 Kai Mi Heirotera Theatro Lexi presents comedy by Giorgos Tsiakkas which satirizes Europe and Cyprus today. Until May 18. Latsia Municipal Theatre, 57 Yiannos Kranidiotis Avenue. Wednesday through Friday at 8.30pm. €15. In Greek. Tel: 22-878688 Playing Doctor Theatro Skala presents the contemporary American comedy by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore. Until May 26. Skala Theatre, 15 Kyriakou Matsi Street, Larnaca. On Saturdays at 8.30pm and Sunday at 6.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 24-652800

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

Exhibitions Thematic Cartography An exhibition of work by artist in residence Jan Blythe. Until May 18. Cornaro Art Institute, 23 Mehmet Ali Street, (Near St Lazarus Cathedral), Larnaca. Open Tuesday to Saturday. 10am-5pm. Tel: 24-254042 Water Stories Solo painting exhibition by Ero Farmaka. Until May 20. Kypriaki Gallery Gonia, 45 Stadiou Street, Larnaca. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm and 4.30 pm-8pm. Sunday: 11am-2pm and 4pm- 7pm. Tel: 24-621109 Bread and Roses An exhibition of art by graduating students of the Cyprus College of Art 2013. Until May 25. Cornaro Institute, 23 Mehmet Ali Street, Larnaca. Open daily: 10am-5 pm. Tel: 24-25 4042 Woman in Art Solo painting exhibition by Giorgos Kotsonis. Until May 31. Peter’s Gallery, 31 Ioanni Polemi Street, Limassol. 10am-1pm & 4pm-7pm. Tel: 99-679242 A Matter of Choice Solo art exhibition by Lefteris Olymprios. Until May 30. Gallery Gloria, 3 Zinonos Sozou Street, Nicosia. Monday-Friday: 10.30pm-12.45pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10.30pm12.45pm. Tel: 22-760286 Cluster A generative audiovisual performance by Kurt Hentschlager. Until May 31. The Office, 32 Kleanthis Christofides Street, Nicosia. Tel: 99-848495


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‘Pharos Arts Tourism’

Artists taking part in this year’s festival include (from left): Michala Petri (recorder), Marc Coppey (cello), Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) and (inset) Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet)

THE TRADITIONAL tourism model of ‘sun and beach’ has played an important role in the national self-image of Cyprus, but attention is gradually shifting towards broadening its appeal to visitors with a range of cultural events. Indeed, the International Pharos Chamber Music Festival attracts over 2,000 visitors to the island and receives major exposure from the international media putting Cyprus on the cultural tourism map. The festival has established itself as the highlight of the Pharos Arts Foundation’s Concert & Recital series and has managed to make chamber music more accessible, e highest standard, stimulatwith performances of the ing programmes, magnifificent settings and affordable tickets. Now in its 13th year, the festival, which starts on Tuesday and runs until June 1, will encompass eight mager 15 world renowned artists nificent concerts with over in three different venues. It must be actival would knowledged that the festival ssible if it not have been made possible nerosity were not for the kind generosity of its participating artists who us and offered to come to Cyprus perform extensively for a very small symbolic fee. e place The first concert will take d Nicoat the Shoe Factory in old roque sia and opens with a Baroque al artists. recital by two very special arpsip Hailed as the “leading harpsi-

This Weekend Theatre The theory of unity THICH Nhat Hanh, one of the most well respected Zen masters in the world today, once said “We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness”. The theory behind the above quote is that human beings are not separate from each other or Nature. We are totally interrelated and our actions have consequences on all. Humanity suffers from the illusion that we exist as separate entities and that nationality, gender, physical appearance, etc. only exist as labels that certify and classify this division. But if you are like most people, there is resistance to letting go of the ‘illusion of separateness’. How

chordist of his generation’’ by Opera Today magazine, Mahan Esfahani will join forces with the legendary Michala Petri, who is generally acknowledged as one of the most beloved performers of our times and the leading exponent of her instrument, the recorder. The programme will feature Handel, Bach, Telemann, Corelli and Scarlatti. The festival continues in The Shoe Factory with a piano recital by Israeli pianist Elisha Abas. A child prodigy mentored by Arthur Rubinstein, he is the great-great grandson of the Russian composer Alexander Scriabi. Abas was playing at Carnegie Hall by the age of 11 and hailed as a child prodigy. But by the age of 15, taxschedu and the demand for perfection ing practice schedules had taken ttheir toll and he decided to take a break. After Aft a successful stint as a professional football fo player, the Israeli musician gon full circle, returning to the world has gone stage an and his first love in piano. The festiv festival then moves to the ancient village of o Kouklia and the Royal Manor House House, one of the finest surviving monuments of Frankish architecture and a UNES UNESCO World Heritage site. From May 2 27 to May 31, each evening some of the world’s most renowned soloists inclu including the leading trumpet player of o our times Sergei Nakariakov, Boris B Brovtsyn (violin), the concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, Daishin Kashimoto, Marc Coppey (cello)

do you resist this reality and what happens when you take these theories and express them through theatre, music, photography and other art forms? This is the latest motivating force behind Theatro Transcendental’s new multidisciplinary project, The Illusion of Separateness. Established in 2010, the theatre company has been staging productions in Cyprus and abroad in an effort to convey vital philosophical theories. Their latest artistic movement will encompass many events and productions, exploring the theory that we are all connected. The first attempt will be undertaken by the company’s Transcendental Theatre Workshop group in an improvisational physical theatre piece enriched by extracts from Nikos Kazantzakis’ Askitiki, a work that deeply explores the theory of the Illusion of Separateness, and has provided much of the inspiration for the overall project. The group of adults performing The

Essence of the Inseparable, as their piece is entitled, have incorporated aspects of their own lives and experiences in line with the philosophies presented by Kazantzakis, artistically pivoting the gap between separation and oneness. The Essence of the Inseparable

and Ashley Wass (piano) will join forces for five unique chamber concerts. The last festival concert will take place on June 1, at The Olive Grove in Delikipos a world-class, open-air concert venue, which aims to deliver relaxed and informal events so that intimacy is developed between the artists and the audience. The venue is surrounded by the idyllic forest of Delikipos and is adorned with wooden decks, shallow pools of water, zen landscaping and a uniquely atmospheric lighting. The concert will feature a programme of string quintets by Mozart and Brahms with violinists Boris Brovtsyn and Levon Chilingirian, violists Diemut Poppen, William Coleman and Sam Barsegian, and cellist Alexander Chaushian. International Pharos Chamber Music Festival Festival including eight magnificent concerts with over 15 world renowned artists in three different venues in Cyprus. May 21-June 1. Royal Manor House, The Olive Grove and The Shoe Factory. 8.30pm. €10. Tel: 22-663871/70-009304. www.pharosartsfoundation.org May 21: Baroque recital with Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord) & Michala Petri (Recorders). The Shoe Factory, Nicosia. May 24: Piano Recital by Israeli pianist Elisha Abas. The Shoe Factory, Nicosia May 27-31: Five chamber concerts with some of the world’s leading soloists. Royal Manor House, Kouklia, Paphos June 1: Open-air concert for Strings The Olive Grove, Delikipos

will be performed twice on Sunday at the ARTos Foundation. The production is in Greek but dialogue is minimal, thus language is not an obstacle, and multilingual audiences can enjoy the show. Alongside this effort, the company has put together a team of professional artists to explore the theory through the window of love, in their latest physical theatre piece, Love Lies, due to premiere end of May at the Old Vinegar Factory in Limassol. Written by Korina Kontaxaki, the script received an Honours Award in 2011 from THOC, who are also supporting its staging. The play traces the journey of two souls, moving in and out of lives in an effort to learn how to love each other. Possession, desire, insecurities, jealousy, all of the things that cloud and complicate love come into play. The project and the plays make a first step towards portraying this theory of oneness/unity. Essentially, The Illusion of Separateness will

By Ledha Socratous serve as a kind of ‘umbrella’ for any artists that may wish to shelter their work under its ever-growing wings, with these two initial theatre productions acting as starting points. Seating is very limited for all productions, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. The Essence of the Inseparable An improvisational physical theatre piece by the Transcendental Theatre Workshop team with extracts from N. Kazanzakis’ Askitiki. May 19. ARTos Foundation. 6pm and 8pm. €3. Minimal dialogue in Greek. Love Lies The story of two souls travelling between bodies, experiencing many kinds of love in an attempt to learn how to love truly. May 31-June 2. 8.30pm (7pm Sunday), Old Vinegar Factory, Limassol. June 14-16. Artos Foundation, Nicosia 8.30pm (7pm Sunday). In Greek. €12 Limited seating, please book in advance. Tel: 99-832370/99-312710. www.illusionofseparateness.org. artforchange@cytanet.com.cy

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Friday, May 17, 2013 CYPRUS MAIL

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Television CYBC 1 06.45 08.15

Proti Enimerosi Kali Sas Mera Local variety show, with entertainment options, cookery tips and more.

11.00 11.30

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

12.00

CYBC 2 08.00 16.30 17.00

18.00 18.50 19.00 19.10

Entehnos Local cultural show.

16.00 18.00 18.15

Mazi Sto CyBC News Kaftes Piperies

20.00 21.00

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

19.20

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

20.00 21.15

22.30

News Patates 8

Greek FILM: Manto Mavrogenous Historical drama, starring Jenny Karezi. 1971.

23.30 23.45

Amateur chefs each stage a dinner party to find who will be crowned the winning host.

07.50 08.40 09.30 10.25 11.15

Biz/Emeis News In English News In Turkish Megastructures

NRG Zone Ce Jour Là, Tout A Changé

News Repeats 23.30

12.15 13.00 13.20 14.00 14.50 15.45

Top Gear Seventeenth season. Episode 5: The trio find second-hand bargains for the price of Britain’s cheapest brand new car, the Nissan Pixo. James May is in Nevada to test the toughness of the Range Rover Evoque. Also, the McLaren MP4-12C is compared with its deadliest supercar rival, the Ferrari 458, and Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel is the Star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

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

22.00

06.50 07.00

A reenactment of the last day of King Henri IV of France before his murder by the fanatical catholic Ravaillac. Historical miniseries, starring Arnaud Bedouët. 2009.

Live cookery show.

18.45

Kids’ TV Euromaxx Kati Psinetai (rpt)

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

Apo Mera Se Mera Current affairs show.

15.30

ANTENNA

16.40 17.30 17.40

Me Agapi Ellas To Megaleio Sou (rpt) Vodka Portokali (rpt) Fila To Vatraho Sou (rpt) Einai Stigmes (rpt) Pansellinos (rpt) Tis Agapis Mahairia (rpt) Niose Me (rpt) News Mera Mesimeri Konstantinou Kai Elenis (rpt) Tha Vreis To Daskalo Sou (rpt) Eleftheros Ki Oraios (rpt) Oneiropagida (rpt) Lefta Sto Lepto Yia Tin Agapi Sou (rpt)

MEGA 06.00 07.00 08.00 08.10

Greek competitive cooking reality show, open to amateur and home chefs.

09.00 10.00 11.40 14.00 16.00 18.00 18.30

21.30 22.20 00.00 00.05 00.30 01.40 02.30 03.20 04.40

Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) Niosse Me News Allantopoleio Grigoriou Spring Wipeout Laikes Paraskeves News Sports News Vradi Me Ton Petro Kostopoulo (rpt) To Kleidi Tou Paradeisou (rpt) To Paihnidi Tis Signomis (rpt) News (rpt) Deal (rpt)

Repeats

Klemmena Oneira (rpt) Proino Mou Enimerosi Tora Eheis Meson Yia Sena News Dr Cook Greek cookery show.

19.30 20.20 21.20

Sto Para Pente News Klemmena Oneira

22.20 23.10

Piso Sto Spiti FILM: Memory Keeper’s Daughter

06.50 07.40

08.50

09.40 10.30 11.10 12.00 15.20 18.00 18.05 18.45

A nurse decides to raise a child with Down’s syndrome who was abandoned at birth as her own. Drama, starring Emily Watson and Dermot Mulroney. 2008.

00.30 00.20

News Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles The series picks up two years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day with John and Sarah Connor hiding from the government.

02.00 04.00

PLUS TV

Anna Paola (rpt) Spiti Apo Tin Arhi (rpt)

06.45 07.20

House make-over show.

08.30

Efialtis Stin Kouzina (rpt)

09.00

A chef tries to turn around Greek restaurants in crisis.

10.00

Vasiliki (rpt) Mila Mou (rpt) Efta Ourani Kai Sinnefa Alites (rpt) Mesimeri Kai Kati Eleni News Ti Tha Fame Simera Mama Anna Paola

10.45 11.40 12.30 13.00 15.30 17.00

19.40 20.20 21.15 22.20

Efta Ourani Kai Sinnefa Alites News Oikogeneiakes Istories Stin Igeia Mas

02.45 04.10

News Epistrofi (rpt) Se Fonto Kokkino (rpt) Mesimeri Kai Kati (rpt) Eleni (rpt)

Fotis - Maria Live Mila Discussions about various issues based on a woman’s life.

21.15 22.00

Exelixeis Sti Showbiz FILM: Yes Men A guy challenges himself to say “yes” to everything for an entire year. Comedy, loosely based on the autobiographical book by Danny Wallace, starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel. 2008.

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

01.10 01.15 02.00

Classic Cartoons Fotis - Maria Live Best Of Exelixeis Sti Showbiz Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of I Kouzina Me Ti Dina (rpt) Mila (rpt) Ayio Eihame (rpt) Star News Mesimeriani Meleti News Ayio Eihame Greek comedy series.

17.50 19.50

Latin American telenovela.

Greek drama series.

With News at 18.00.

18.40 19.30 20.15 21.25

Retire News (rpt) Max Adventures Master Chef (rpt)

SIGMA

23.30

Nistikoi Praktores (rpt)

00.00 00.50 01.20

LTV Sports News Star News Repeats

CAPITAL 08.30 09.00 09.35 10.00 11.00 11.30 12.30 13.20 14.15 15.20 16.05 16.55 17.30

With News at 18.30.

19.15 19.50 20.05 21.00

News Sports Time O Anthropos Tis Thalassas FILM: Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story Eye-opening fact-based drama, chronicling the harrowing experiences of a woman who falls foul of fraudsters - and ends up thousands of dollars in debt. Kimberly Williams stars. 2004.

22.45

FILM: U Turn A gambler gets stuck in a town populated by unusual characters, where he is robbed of his ill-gotten gains and becomes romantically entangled. Thriller, with Sean Penn. 1997.

Cookery show.

01.05

Yia Sena (rpt) Proino Mou (rpt)

Magikos Kosmos Kalitera En Ginetai Akti Oneiron Ston Asterismos Tis Imeras Kouzina Me Apopsi Sto Mati Tou Kiklona Milagros Kids’ TV Best Off Live@4 (rpt) Kalitera En Ginetai Top Models Akti Oneiron Sto Mati Tou Kiklona

FILM: The Good Shephered Espionage drama, starring Matt Damon. 2006.

Cowboys & Aliens (Novacinema1, 13.00)

01:15 Silk 02:05 The Weakest Link 02:50 EastEnders 03:20 Doctors 03:50 The World of Stonehenge 04:40 Watson & Oliver 05:15 Getting On 05:45 My Family 06:15 The Weakest Link 07:00 Penelope K, By The Way 07:10 Me Too! 07:30 Teletubbies 07:55 Balamory 08:15 Penelope K, By The Way 08:25 Me Too! 08:45 Teletubbies 09:10 Balamory 09:30 My Family 10:00 Keeping Up Appearances 10:30 The Weakest Link 11:15 EastEnders 11:45 Doctors 12:15 The World of Stonehenge 13:05 Hustle 13:55 My Family 14:25 Full Circle With Michael Palin 15:15 Keeping Up Appearances 15:45 EastEnders 16:15 Doctors 16:45 The Weakest Link 17:30 The World of Stonehenge 18:25 Doctor Who 19:10 Walk on the Wild Side 19:40 Doctors 20:10 Casualty 21:00 My Family 21:30 2 Point 4 Children 22:00 The World of Stonehenge 22:50 Lead Balloon 23:20 Watson & Oliver 23:50 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 00:35 Bedlam

07:00 Sunrise Earth 07:55 Inside West Coast Customs 08:40 Chasing Classic Cars 09:30 Mega Beasts 10:15 Extreme Engineering 11:05 Deadliest Catch

11:50 How Do They Do It? 12:15 Alps From Above 13:05 Prehistoric 13:50 Chasing Classic Cars 14:35 Ultimate Journeys 15:25 Mega Beasts 16:10 Mythbusters 17:00 Unchained Reaction 17:50 Meteorite Men 18:40 Chasing Classic Cars 19:30 Ultimate Journeys 20:20 Extreme Engineering 21:10 Mega Beasts 22:00 Unchained Reaction 22:50 Meteorite Men 23:40 Deadliest Catch 00:30 Extreme Engineering 01:15 Mythbusters 02:05 Unchained Reaction 02:50 Meteorite Men 03:40 Chasing Classic Cars 04:05 Chasing Classic Cars 04:30 Mega Beasts 05:20 Ultimate Journeys 06:10 Extreme Engineering

09:30 Cycling: Tour Of California 10:30 Cycling: Tour Of Italy 11:30 Fia World Touring Car Championship: Fia Wtcc Mag 12:00 Rally: Fia European Rally Championship 13:00 Fitness: The Box 13:15 Athletics: Greene Light 13:30 Cycling: Tour Of California 14:30 Cycling: Tour Of Italy 15:30 Table Tennis: World Championship 17:30 Cycling: Tour Of Norway 19:00 Football: Uefa European Under 17 Championship Slovakia 21:00 Rally: Fia European Rally Championship 22:00 Table Ten-

nis: World Championship 23:15 Cycling: Tour Of Italy 00:15 Cycling: Tour Of California 02:00 Cycling: Tour Of Italy

05:30 How I Met Your Mother 06:15 Criminal Minds 07:00 Breakout Kings 07:45 The Simpsons 18 08:10 Bob’s Burgers 08:35 Rules Of Engagement 09:25 How I Met Your Mother 10:15 Criminal Minds 11:00 Breakout Kings 11:45 The Simpsons 18 12:10 Bob’s Burgers 12:35 Rules Of Engagement 13:25 How I Met Your Mother 14:15 White Collar 15:00 Breakout Kings 15:45 The Simpsons 18 16:10 Bob’s Burgers 16:35 Rules Of Engagement 17:25 How I Met Your Mother 18:15 Criminal Minds 19:00 Breakout Kings 19:50 The Simpsons 18 20:15 Bob’s Burgers 20:40 Rules Of Engagement 21:30 White Collar 23:10 Criminal Minds 23:55 American Horror Story 2: Asylum 00:40 Wilfred 01:05 The Cleveland Show 01:30 The League 2 01:55 Traffic Light 02:20 Criminal Minds 03:05 Breakout Kings 03:50 The Simpsons 18 04:15 Bob’s Burgers 04:40 Lost

07:30 Hole, The (2009) 09:15 I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell 11:15 Black Sunday 14:00 Cairo Time 16:00 Facing Ali 18:00 Ex-

pendables, The (2010) 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Love & Dance 23:00 Lucky One, The 00:50 Hustler Tv 02:30 Takers 04:30 Sleepy Hollow 06:30 LTV Sports News

07:00 Kids TV 17:00 Makeover: Hunt Dog Edition 17:30 Planet Speed 18:00 Barclays Premier League World 18:30 Nba Action 19:00 La Liga World 19:30 Liga Bbva 2012-13 21:30 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 23:30 Barclays Premier League Preview 00:00 La Liga Show 2012-13 00:30 2012 World’s Strongest Man 01:00 Barclays Premier League Review 02:00 La Liga Review 2012-13 03:00 2012 World’s Strongest Man 03:30 Jeep World Of Adventure Sports 04:30 Planet Speed 05:00 Nba 2012-13

07:15 Harry’s Law Ii 08:00 Big Bang Theory 08:30 Southland 09:15 C.S.I. Miami 10:00 Friends 10:25 PriVIleged 11:10 Top Boy 12:05 Luck 13:00 Gossip Girl 13:45 Harry’s Law Ii 14:35 Southland 15:20 C.S.I. Miami 16:05 Friends 16:30 Pan Am 17:20 Necessary Roughness 19:00 Gossip Girl 19:45 Harry’s Law Ii 20:30 Two And A Half Men 21:00 Ncis: Los Angeles 22:30 The Closer :15

18:55 Water For Elephants 21:00 Poker Face 22:50 Unfaithful 00:55 Mao’s Last Dancer 04:35 Paradisos

Fringe 00:05 Hot Tub Time Machine 02:00 Piranha 03:50 Friends 04:15 Pan Am 05:00 Necessary Roughness 06:30 Gossip Girl

Daughter 16:50 Cine News 17:10 The Lorax 18:45 John Carter 21:00 Ncis X 22:00 Confucius 00:10 Dirty Girl 01:40 Damsels In Distress 03:20 Magic Mike

08:00 Double Jeopardy 10:00 Overnight Delivery 11:30 Action Zone 12:00 Sea Gypsies 14:00 Hot Tub Time Machine 16:00 Kings Of Mykonos 18:00 The Neverending Story: The Next Chapter19:30 Action Zone 20:00 I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell 22:00 Lucky One 00:05 Daring! Tv 04:05 Right Stuff

05:45 The Game 07:55 The Way 10:05 Cine News 10:20 The End Of The Affair 14:10 Oi Apenantoi 16:05 This Means War 17:45 Action Zone 21:50 Films And Stars At The Festival Cannes 2013 22:00 Melancholia 00:20 Contraband 02:10 Transporter 2 03:40 Uranya

05:00 A Gang Story 06:40 Serendipity 08:15 Mad On Novacinema 08:50 Shallow Hal 10:45 Chalet Girl 12:25 Hollywood Buzz 13:00 Cowboys & Aliens 15:00 First

18:40 A Perfect World 21:00 Certain Prey 22:35 Cine News Bloody Fridays 23:00 The Tomb 00:35 Cine News 01:30 Ma Femme Se Fait Baisser 02:45 Point Blank 04:10 Transit

14:00 European Tour Volvo World Match Play Championship LIVE 18:00 Car Warriors 2 Le Mans 19:00 Australian V8 Supercars Perth 360, Barbagallo Raceway, Western Australia 21:00 Pinks All Out Concord 22:00 Pinks 22:30 European Tour Volvo World Match Play Championship

06:00 MTV Morning 12:00 MTV Daily Hits 18:00 MTV Out Loud 24:00 MTV After Hours

06:00 Mildred Pierce 07:55 Adventures of Robin Hood 09:35 Operation Crossbow 11:30 Edge of the City 13:00 Period Of Adjustment 15:00 Dr: Jekyll And Mr: Hyde 16:50 Lust For Life 18:50 Destination Tokyo 21:00 It! 22:35 Flareup 00:10 It! 01:45 Flareup 03:20 Grand Prix

By Preston Wilder

Love & Dance (LTV, 21.00) Could be anything with that title - but it’s actually the story of Chen, a young kid who’s “trying to balance his life as the child of a beautiful Russian woman and a rough Israeli man”. Mum is cultured, elegant, fragile; Dad is gruff, almost abusive; Chen tries to hold the family together - and finds an unexpected weapon in a newfound passion for ballroom dancing, at which point the film seems to disappear into a black hole of terminal cuteness (admittedly, I haven’t seen it). “Now he’s found the girl of his dreams ... and he will have to dance his way into her heart,” purrs Mr. Trailer Man as the trailer shows the winsome kid practising with a broomstick. Recommended if you like winsome kids,

love and dance, which I guess includes most people. In Hebrew, with Greek subtitles; made in 2006.

Melancholia (Novacinema2, 22.00) Glad to see someone’s paying attention: it’s a weeklong ‘Tribute to Cannes’ on Nova2, tying in with the film festival which kicked off on Wednesday - though I don’t know if Melancholia is the best choice for a Cannes celebration given the scandal it caused two years ago, when its maverick director Lars Von Trier joked that he “sympathised” with Hitler and was promptly banned from the festival. Von Trier is a provocateur - and apparently a depressive, which is why he made both this film and his previous film Antichrist,

Melancholia

depression being the problem plaguing the character played by Kirsten Dunst (another real-life sufferer, who sought treatment for depression in 2008). She’s just gotten married, the first half detailing her wedding reception in the country home belonging to her sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and obnoxious brotherin-law (Kiefer Sutherland) - then we fast-forward days or weeks later, with Kirsten now severely depressed and a rogue planet called Melancholia seemingly on collision course with Earth. The second half sounds more intriguing but in fact the first half is better because Kirsten’s character is more to the fore, doing her best not to sink into despair. Cannes she do it? Depressives know the answer is ‘no’. Made in 2011.


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CRYPTIC: Across – 1 Proposed; 6 Fifi; 8 Plunge; 9 Usable; 10 Adulation; 13 Iver; 14 Nut; 15 Rhea; 16 Gravesend; 19 Locker; 20 Uphill; 21 Geed; 22 Eldorado. Down – 2 Roll; 3 Punk; 4 Spending spree; 5 Doubletongued; 6 Flattery; 7 Follower; 11 Overcome; 12 Provoked; 17 Thor; 18 Plod.

QUICK: Across – 1 Squatted; 6 Rude; 8 Dahlia; 9 Prance; 10 Squeamish; 13 Scab; 14 It’s; 15 Save; 16 Interlude; 19 Gratis; 20 Rapier; 21 Dour; 22 Rhapsody. Down – 2 Quay; 3 Able; 4 Tranquilliser; 5 Depressed area; 6 Rearmost; 7 Decisive; 11 Scenario; 12 Objector; 17 Opus; 18 Mead.

ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

The vibes are much more upbeat as you move into the end of the week Aries. By early next week, even more sparkling cosmic vibes will be pulsating in your direction. You’ll probably notice the difference, because you will feel more alert, less like just existing, and more like sharing what you have learned and being with others.

The Moon in your sign is great for you Leo. It may mean that your natural generosity is emphasised, but you probably won’t like it if someone pours out all their problems without asking how you are too. Also with Mars still emphasising your ambitions and goals, if any of these are unsettling other areas of your life it can become apparent.

If you feel full of nervous energy, might this be a time to do something more active? If you are already a very fit person, this may be less obvious, but if your lifestyle is more sedentary, look to find ways to do more. Even walking or cycling, rather than taking the car out, can oxygenate your body and make you feel better than for some while.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

If you find yourself stopping to pause today or tomorrow, it would be understandable. This has been a very important phase of the year, with some new beginnings, fresh goals and priorities and some refocusing of old ones. But do you still have the force with you? Or is everyone close to you persuaded? Now you can find out.

A sense of perspective is always very useful, in whatever walk of life. So, if you feel someone or something starting to bug you today, try to think of the bigger picture. Take a deep breath and rethink. Something which seemed set in stone may be in the process of changing, but if it does, this can lead to unforeseen, but helpful consequences.

You could meet someone who really excites you. Try not to get too hot under the collar, because if you do, you may lose your cool and fail to make your best impression. This is however a time when you can come up with some super ideas to transform your home life. Even long standing issues can be sorted with a fresh approach.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

Have you noticed a change within yourself in the last day or so? I do hope so, because with your guide planet Mercury now having returned home to your sign, this can bring a special magic to bear. Think of yourself when you are REALLY on form. This is what this can bestow, in short, pure sparkle and vivacity. More is coming soon...

You could feel a tingle of excitement. This may see you setting up something really upbeat and positive for the weekend. It may be a sense that however up and down life is, the whole process can be exhilarating. With the potential to be progressive, a daredevil side of you can emerge. Look to push your boundaries and see where it leads.

Try to be ultra patient if anyone you encounter or is close to you, is slow to get your drift. Not only can you be forward thinking, you can also be wired up, especially today, and not everyone may be as quick to absorb your personality or plans. Socially however, the next week can really see things start to revive beautifully for you.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

The Moon and Mars may not be on bad terms for long today, but it could be long enough to throw the proverbial spanner in the astral works. Why? Well, if you go into any situation without staying mindful that other people may see it very differently to you, they may soon let you know. A face from your past can also delight or remind you now.

Try not to force a situation. In just a subtle way today, you may need to accept you can’t always be right, or get your own way. Then again, if it feels like someone else is getting their way over yours, make a quick take on whether it is worth arguing the point. Positively, you can be extremely imaginative around financial creativity.

You could find yourself on a mission to get things done today. If you have a plan, you’ll be keen to stick to it and be as productive as possible. So, what’s the catch? Well, simply that life, people and obstacles may decide to play their part which could prove frustrating. Make an early decision not to get too caught up in all the drama.


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(photos in the website). 13. 4 bedrs luxury renovated detached house built in 3 plots of land,550sq.m aprox, central heating, full a/c, all the bedrooms with en suite shower/bathroom, extra room upstairs for sitting room/office space/bedroom, solid parquet floor in bedrooms, big kitchen with granite and all the electrical appliances, maid’s room, big sitting areas with fire place and internal yard, big swimming pool 6 x 12,big mature garden with grass and big trees surrounding the house giving privacy, in a very quiet neighborhood near Acropolis park. Available in August €5500 – (H4DAS0006-R) (photos in the website) 14.4 bedrs new luxury detached

house, all the bedrooms very big and all with big bathroom/ shower, sitting room upstairs, attic room with shower and wc, office space/maid’s room with shower and wc, central heating, full AC,450sq.m, big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with sitting area and fitted cooker and oven, 6wc, 2 covered parking, yard with tiles and SWIMMING POOL, bbq area in a very quiet neighbourhood near CYBC (RIK) station and near a neighbourhood park – Platy Aglantzias €2500 (H4AGZ0005-R), (photos in the website) For many more properties with photos visit our website at www.landtouristestates.com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225/96422225/96422226, www.landtouristestates. com ***************************** 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 through, central heating independent, full a/c, all the bedrooms with en suite shower/bathroom, 4wc, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, blinds on all windows, big covered veranda, covered parking, big storage room, on a small 3 storey building in a quiet neighbourhood – Agios Andreas- €1100 – A3AAD0005-R (photos on website). 2. 1 bedr spacious fully luxury renovated apartment,60sq.m, big sitting and dining room, big bedroom, fully newly modern furnished with LCD TV 32’, covered veranda, covered parking, storage heaters, full a/c, near Cyta, Laiki and Hellenic Bank headquarters – Dasoupolis €490 (A1DAS0004-R) (photos in the website). 3. 1 bedr spacious apartment,60sq.m, storage heater, 1 a/c, big sitting and dining room, NICELY FURNISHED, near Europa hotel

and 5 minutes Walk from European University – Engomi €380 (A1ENG0001-R), (photos in the website). 4. 2 bedr FULLY RENOVATED spacious apartment with laminate parquet floor, a/c for hot and cold in all the rooms, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen, big bedrooms, FULLY NICELY FURNISHED, covered veranda with nice view, near the American Embassy - €450 (A2ENG0018-R) 5. 1 bedr luxury spacious apartment with big sitting and dining room, storage heaters, 2 a/c, cooker, oven, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, refrigerator in the kitchen, 2 wc, 1 bathroom, blinds, big covered veranda, storage room, parking, big common SWIMMING pool. Price includes common expenses – Latsia €420(A1LAT0004-R), (photos in the website). 6. 2 bedr spacious renovated apartment 100sq.m with separate big kitchen, air condition for hot and cold in all the rooms, covered veranda, nicely newly fully furnished, off Kyriakou Matsi street very close to the centre on foot – Agioi Omolog-

ites €450 (A2AOM0003-R), (photos in the website). 7. 2 bedr new luxury apartment with central heating independent, full a/c, 2wc, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen with cooker and oven, blinds on all windows, covered veranda, solar heater, pressure system, covered parking, storage room, on a small building in a quiet neighborhood next to a playground, near Central offices of Cyta and Laiki Head quarters – Dasoupoli €500 (A2DAS0018-R), (photos in the website). 8. 2 bedr new modern luxury apartment with separate central heating, full a/c, 2bathrooms(one en suite), blinds on all windows, electrical appliances in the kitchen, big sitting & dining room, big covered veranda, covered parking near Alpha Mega – Engomi €500. (A2ENG0014-R), (photos in the website). 9. New top quality 2 bedr apartment, 93sq.m+20sq.m veranda, on a small modern building with 6 flats only. Central heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, 2wc, fully fitted kitchen with all the

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electrical appliances, water pressure system roller blinds and shutters on windows, big sitting and dining room, big bedrooms, covered parking and storage room, in a quiet neighbourhood near Akropolis park. – Acropolis €700 A2ACS0002-R (photos in the website) . 10. New luxury finished 1 bedr penthouse apartment with big verandah with nice view, in a small modern building,55sq.m,storage heaters,2 a/c, blinds on the windows, expensive electrical appliances (cooker, oven, extractor, refrigerator, washing machine, dryer), covered parking and storage room, off Kalippoleos street opposite Dessange Day Spa near the University – Lykavitos €400 (A1LYK0002-R), (photos in the website). 11. 2 bedr luxury apartment with a/c for hot and cold, separate kitchen, big covered veranda, FULLY NICELY FURNISHED, covered parking, near the Ministry of Education – Acropolis €550 (A2ACS0036-R), (photos in the website) 12. 2 bedr new luxury apartment,7 years old,89sq.m,central heating independent, 3 A/C, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, cooker and oven in the kitchen, blinds, covered verandah, covered parking and storage room in a quiet area opposite Akropolis Park – €500(A2ACS0038-R), (photos in the website. 13. New luxury finished 3 bedr penthouse (floor apartment)

on the 5th floor,165sq.m+ big verandas(one bigger with bbq), solid parquet floor all the flat,3wc,2 bathrooms, central heating ind, full a/c, big separate Italian kitchen with electrical appliances and dining area, big sitting room, covered parking and storage room off Makarios Avenue walking distance to the centre €850 (A3NIC0030-R), (photos in the website). 14. 2 bedr brand new nicely finished ground floor apartment with economic a/c for hot and cold, FULLY NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, covered veranda, covered parking, on a small 2 storey building off Kennedy Avenue near the centre. No extra common expenses – Nicosia Centre €500 (A2NIC0032-R), (photos in the website). 15. 3 bedr luxury penthouse apartment with central heating independent, full a/c, 2 wc, big sitting and dining room with fire place, separate kitchen, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, big covered and uncovered veranda, covered parking, in Strovolos near the Municipal building €575 (A3ST10014-R), (photos in the website). 16. 3 bedr luxury apartment, 150sq.m + very big verandah, nicely modern furnished storage heaters,3ac,2 bathrooms,2wc,parquet floor in the bedrooms, big sitting and dining room with open plan kitchen, covered parking, off Makarios Avenue behind Hilton hotel – Nicosia Centre

€700 (A3NIC0017-R), (photos in the website) For many more properties with photos visit our website at www.landtouristestates. com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225 / 96-422225 / 96422226 www.landtouristestates.com ****************************** 2 BDRM flat in the centre of Nicosia. Rent €450. For information call 99453663, 99663927. *****************************

LIMASSOL ***************************** GROUND FLOOR HOUSE for rent in Potamos Germasogia, 3 bedroom, kitchen, dining/ sitting room, 2 wc, garden with trees and verandas, A/C, parking available & covered garage for 2 cars. €700pm Tel 99185490 ***************************** TO LET Hebrew homes, by Limassol twin towers, Kosher or Free, 3 monthly let. Call 035799036312. ***************************** TO LET Large 4 bedroom unfurnished house in the village of Asomatos nr Akrotiri Limassol. Fully A/C & Heating (storage heaters). 5 wc’s, large kitchen/diner, lounge and sitting room. Large loft with own shower/wc (suitable for office/playroom/gym). Carport - prominent position in cul-de-sac - lots of parking. €850 pcm (negotiable).

TO LET LIMASSOL Available from April 2013. Tel. 99831431 ***************************** TRADITIONAL VILLAGE STONE HOUSE IN APESHIA. Very quiet village, 20mins from Limassol. Road to heritage school/Troodos. 2 bedrooms, office available top floor with veranda great view of mountains. Small courtyard with trees. Electric solar water. A/C-toilet in main bedroom. Semi/full furnished. Fitted kitchen with electrical appliances, fireplace. Toilet/ shower. €550pm negotiable. Tel 96891800. ***************************** GROUND FLOOR HOUSE, furnished renovated this year. Laminated parke floor, and big wardrobes in the 3 bedrooms. Rent €590.00 Tel 99497576 99886775 *****************************

LARNACA LOVELY SOUTH FACING furnished apt, first floor, four balconies, sea views. Good area, Pyla Beach 2 kms. 3 double bedrooms, A/C, flyscreens, ceiling fans. Lounge, free internet access, B flat screen cable TV. B Kitchen, all modcons €575 euros pcm. Photos Tel: 99935294 or 99935263. ***************************** TO LET SEAFRONT STUDIO, fully furnished, sleeps 2 adults, all amenities including satellite, common pool and tennis court, basement parking, spa-

TO LET LARNACA cious verandas. Rent €1000 pm incl utilities. Available 1st June 2013. Better rate for full season or year booking. Tel 99657055 ***************************** TO LET SEAFRONT 2 BEDROOM FLAT, modern fully furnished, easily sleeps 4 adults, all amenities including satellite, common pool and tennis court, basement parking, spacious verandah. Rent €2000 pm incl utilities. Available 1st June 2013. Better rate for full season or year booking. Tel 99657055 ***************************** FOR RENT fully furnished 1 bedroom flat near Larco Hotel Larnaca. Price €370. Tel 99202543 ***************************** 1 BEDROOM flat in Ermou Square area Larnaca - 2 bedroom flat in Phaneromenis area Larnaca. Call 96693375 **************************** 1. Superior Real Estate Larnaca. 3 bedroom detached

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TO LET LARNACA unfurnished property set on a fantastic development in the village of Tersefanou. Available for immediate occupation. Ref. TLL973. Tel 24815926 2. Superior Real Estate Larnaca. 2 bedroom fully furnished apartment, nr the Metro/American Academy Larnaca. Ref. TLL1654 Please call to arrange a viewing Tel. 24815926 3. www.superiorrealestatelarnaca.com – LARGE RANGE OF RENTAL PROPERTIES.


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From studio apartments to 5 bedroom villa’s for rent, all properties have detailed descriptions, professional photographs. Interactive Virtual/ Video Tours. Please visit our website. www.superiorrealestatelarnaca.com 4. www.superiorrealestatelarnaca.com - License No. 419. LANDLORDS AVERTISE YOUR PROPERTY WITH US FOR FREE. Tel. 24815926 Email. info@superiorrealestatelarnaca.com

nal pool, parking, amazing sea views. € 450 PTR 116 2. TSADA, modern 3 bedrooms unfurnished detached villa in a cul de sac. One bedroom downstairs, low maintenance garden, private pool. € 600 PTR 110 3. TRACHYPEDOULA, stunning 3 bedroom stone house only 30 minute drive from Paphos town and above humidity. Property which is suitable for retired families but not only. All bedrooms en suite, modern furnished. A wonderful family home in a rural location! Must be seen to be appreciated! Book a viewing, no obligation, it’s free! € 500 PTR 115 4. Chloraka, 4 bedrooms unfurnished detached villa with private pool in a cul de sac.

Separate kitchen, spacious bedrooms, master en suite, c/ h, a/c, shutters, fly screens. Easy access to town, covered parking. € 700 PTR 111 PAPHOS TO RENT Tel: 99389198. For listings and many other properties please visit our web www. paphotorent.com and give us a call.

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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, €550 ono, please call: 99771532 – no agents

TREMITHOUSA - Superb Detached 3 Bedroom Villa with Large Pool, F/F to a very High Standard, Mater En-Suite, Family Bathroom with Jacuzzi, Beautifully Fitted Kitchen, Utility, Separate Shower room, Spectacular Mountain and Sea views, Quite Cul-DeSac location €700

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TO LET PAPHOS ,Family Bathroom, modern Fitted Kitchen ,Downstairs Bedroom with En-suite Shower room, Low maintenance Garden, Large Terraces and Separate Storage Room €600 KALEPIA - Fabulas Detached 3 Bedroom F/F OR U/F Villa, 2 En-suites, Great Views, Large Pool, Gated Driveway, Garage €600 URGENTLY WANTED – 3 Bedroom U/F Detached Villas 600/700 MORE PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 99862922 ***************************** FOR RENT a selection of 1 to 5 bedroom houses & apartments F/F & U/F Universal, Peyia, Tomb of the Kings, Tsada, Timi, Kato Paphos & Kissonerga Landlord & Owners please call 99329357 Or please view at our website www.cyprussands.com Fully Registered Company in Cyprus ***************************** 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. MESOGI €500 we are delighted to offer this beautifully restored traditional stone village house set in a pictur-

TO LET PAPHOS esque courtyard with stone built barbeque & covered verandah. this spacious character home offers a modern fitted kitchen, separate dining room & separate living room with modern gas fire, guest wc. Gas central heating throughout. 2 bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms & walk-in wardrobe. Plus an additional room perfect for an office or 3rd bedroom. This property is full of charm & unique detail and well worth taking a look. website reference number: RTL_687 2. KONIA €600 this fantastic price includes pool cleaning & gardening. Modern detached 3 bedroom villa, master with ensuite. Real fire to living area for those winter months. Good sized storage room & guest wc. Available unfurnished though includes, a/c throughout, blackout blinds, pressurised water system, flyscreens & shutters. Situated on a corner plot with large beautifully landscaped garden, offering a lovely private pool, mature plants & fruit trees. Gated entrance & covered off street parking. website reference number: RTL_685 3. KAMARES TALA €750 a spacious 3 bedroom bungalow, master with ensuite. Living area with real fire place for those winter months. Separate utility room. Good sized low maintenance garden with private pool offering breathtaking panoramic sea views. Large outdoor storage room.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ALL WELCOME Tel:24651327 office@sainthelenas.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Advertiser covered car port. Available furnished with good furniture. Situated in a quiet residential area with free membership to the Kamares club. website reference number: RTL_471 4. SECRET VALLEY €750 spacious modern detached 3 bedroom villa situated on a corner plot in a peaceful residential area. Offering large private pool with a low maintaince enclosed garden with sea views. Off street parking. Fully furnished with modern furniture and includes gas central heating throughout. Modern fitted kitchen with granite worktops. One bedroom on ground floor with bathroom. Pets allowed at owners discretion. Viewings highly recommended. website reference number: RTL_561 5. KAMARES TALA €850 a stunning 4 bedroom 3 bathroom detached villa in this peaceful sought after residential area. Beautifully furnished with modern furniture. gas central heating throughout plus real fire for those winter months. Low maintenance landscaped garden with private pool offering the most beautiful sea views. Only 15 minutes drive to the International School of Paphos & includes free membership to the Kamares club. website refence number: RTL_686 6. LOWER PEYIA €900 price includes pool cleaning, gardening, water and community tax bills. This 4 bedroom detached bungalow all with ensuite bathrooms, offers spacious accommodation of

TO LET PAPHOS 200 sq meters. Available unfurnished. Situated in a quiet residential area. A lovely enclosed garden with fruit trees, a gazebo & private infinity pool with sea views. website reference number: RTL_683 7. SEA CAVES €1,200 price includes pool cleaning & gardening. Situated in this sought after residential area we offer this suburb 3 bedroom detached villa set in stunning landscaped gardens on a 1200 sq meter plot, offering a private kidney shaped swimming pool with sea views. Separate kitchen and spacious living area with conservatory. Master bedroom with ensuite. Downstairs guest wc. Available furnished or part furnished with classic furniture. Large garage/storage area and covered car port. website reference number: RTL_684 8. AGIA MARINOUDA €2,500 luxury modern 4 bedroom villa with additional office plus maids quarters and separate annex for guests. This amazing property offers an ultra modern fitted kitchen, sitting room & living room. Beautifully presented with modern furniture. Includes gas central heating. Entrance with electric gates leading to a spacious landscaped garden with private pool & entertainment area. Situated close to the elea golf course with sea and country side views. Viewings highly recommended. website reference number: rtl_681 Tel: 97790883 Tel: 99133422 office: 26271858 visit our

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bedrooms, Family bathroom. Private pool and great sea/ mountain views. REF 1001 Amount €900

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Secret Valley 4 bedroom large unfurnished villa in nice residential road. Private pool, gated, covered parking. Downstairs bedroom, sitting room, kitchen. Upstairs 3 bedrooms all with ensuite shower rooms. REF 1241 Amount €900

Melanos 2 bedroom fully furnished top floor apartment with exceptionally large veranda and amazing views. Sitting/dining area, kitchen and guest WC. Family bathroom. Outside veranda. Covered parking and communal pool. Includes communal fees. REF 1147 Amount €300 SPECIAL OFFER Lower Peyia 3 bedroom furnished older style villa in a small cul-de-sac. 3 bedrooms upstairs, family bathroom. Sitting room, spacious kitchen downstairs in a quiet location. Private pool and BBQ area. REF 1242 Amount €600 Timi 4 bedroom furnished large house on outskirts of Timi Village in its own private grounds surrounded by fruit trees. Very nice standard and lots of living space. Large quality kitchen. 3 large bedrooms upstairs, master with ensuite, family bathroom. Additional room used as office and upstairs loft. REF 1049 Amount €650 Armou 4 bedroom modern villa offered unfurnished. Woodburner and airconditioning throughout. Dowstairs is large living room, large kitchen, dining area and guest cloakroom. Upstairs 4

Peyia 3 bedroom villa, unfurnished. Bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes and family bathroom. Airconditioning, flyscreens, fans and sat TV. Sitting/dining area, kitchen with white goods and guest cloakroom. Outside private pool with shaded offstreet parking and great mountain and seaviews. REF 1214 Amount €550 Tala 3 bedroom part-furnished modern villa with quality interior Italian kitchen, central heating, private pool and great seaviews in peaceful residential location. REF 988 Amount €750 Sea Caves 5 bedroom modern, fully furnished luxury villa in centre of Sea Caves/Coral Bay property with central heating double garage and downstairs bedroom. Outside – large grounds with private pool and beautiful seaviews.

TO LET PAPHOS REF 9999b Amount €1,800 Please call for a free viewing on 26600450 – 97616070 many more properties including commercial lettings on our website at www. flowron.com – Your Vision is our Mission LANDLORDS FLOWRON PROPERTY RENTALS WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU, WE WELCOME ALL PROPERTIES FROM STUDIOS VILLAS **************************** PEYIA – 3 bedroom villa with modern quality furniture and finishes. Central heating, sky, alarm, infinity pool and stunning 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 €340 p.m. Tel 99403261 *****************************

PROPERTY FOR SALE NICOSIA ***************************** FOR SALE upper floor house 210 sq.m built on 301 sq. m

FOR SALE NICOSIA land, Lapatsa area, Pereous 1a. 4 bedrooms with attic room (not finished), c/h ,4 a/c, aluminium doors & window, covered parking and storage room. Price €310.000 pm call 22431095 99330632. *****************************

PAPHOS REDUCED TO 300K. Detached modernised stone bungalow in peaceful Paphos village, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large kitchen/diner and large separate lounge. Open views to the coast and Troodos, a real must see. contact 99246121 or jimicyprus@gmail.com for further info. EXO-VRISI – 2 bed townhouse in quiet cul-de-sac. Panoramic sea views, car port, a/c, ceiling fans, tastefully furnished, plus all white goods, €105.000 o.n.o with title deeds Call : 26954147/ 99137828

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

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Sport Honda announce return to F1 in 2015 with McLaren Revival of one of the sport’s greatest partnerships By Norihiko Shirouzu and Yoko Kubota HONDA will return to Formula One in 2015 as McLaren engine partners, replacing Mercedes. Honda’s Chief Executive Takanobu Ito announced the news yesterday. The Japanese automaker quit the sport at the end of 2008, handing over their team to then-principal Ross Brawn who went on to win both titles in 2009 with Mercedes-powered Brawn GP. One source said Honda hoped Formula One’s new engine regulations for 2014 would help develop technology for its mass volume road cars, adding: “That incubator aspect of the sport makes Honda’s participation worthwhile.” Formula One is set to introduce a new 1.6 litre V6 engine next year aided by high-power turbo technology with energy recovery systems. The news about Honda’s return to Formula One was

Honda powered McLaren to multiple championships with the late Brazilian triple champion Ayrton Senna (left) and French four-time champion Alain Prost between 1988 and 1992 reported earlier on Wednesday in Japanese media including public broadcaster NHK and Asahi newspaper. McLaren are committed to using engines made by Mercedes, their former shareholders, next year but have not revealed their plans for beyond that date. A team spokesman had no comment on the reports. The link-up with McLaren, the second most successful team in the sport after Ferrari in terms of race wins and

drivers’ titles, would revive one of the greatest Formula One partnerships. Honda had little success with their own team but powered McLaren to multiple championships with the late Brazilian triple champion Ayrton Senna and French four time champion Alain Prost between 1988 and 1992. The partnership in 1988 was the most dominant in Formula One history, with Senna and Prost winning 15

of the 16 races. Sources said Honda also hoped renewed participation in the sport will help boost vehicle sales, especially in Japan, Asia and Europe where Formula One is popular. Honda made its Formula One debut at the 1964 German Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring. The company’s first grand prix win came just a year later at the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix in Mexico City and they then

withdrew after the 1968 season. They returned to the sport as an engine provider in 1983 and departed again in 1992. In 2000, Honda made a comeback with BAR, which then became the Honda team in 2006. The only success in that period was Jenson Button’s 2006 win in Hungary. Button, world champion in 2009, is now a McLaren driver along with Mexican Sergio Perez.

Improved form, not ranking, the focus for Oosthuizen By Mark Lamport-Stokes

Former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has been struggling with his game this year

WORLD number seven Louis Oosthuizen may be the highest-ranked player at this week’s Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas but the South African says he would happily trade that lofty status for better form. The former British Open champion clinched his sixth European Tour title at the Volvo Golf Champions in his homeland in January but since then he has mainly struggled with his game while competing across the globe. “It’s been a bit of a struggle,” Oosthuizen told reporters while preparing for the opening round at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas. “I’m not swinging the way I want to and just not getting the results I want to but the last few weeks I’ve been working on a lot of things

and it feels like it’s coming together. “I felt like the last two tournaments I played I was getting better and I’m getting better results so hopefully the next three weeks something good can happen for me.” Oosthuizen, who has recorded just one top-10 finish in seven appearances on the 2013 PGA Tour, felt he had paid the price for not hitting his approach shots close enough to the hole. “The times I’m making good putts, I’m shooting good numbers but the way I’ve been hitting the ball lately in the last few months, it puts a lot of pressure on you to go save putts,” he said. “Last week I played nicely, it was just two holes that cost me big-time,” he added, referring to his tie for 19th at the elite Players Championship in Florida. Oosthuizen, who shared

10th place at the Houston Open in March, played down his status as the highestranked player in this week’s field. “I think it’s what you make of it,” said the 30-year-old South African, who romped to victory by seven shots in the 2010 British Open at St. Andrews. “You probably take more confidence out of it, going into the event. But I would rather come in a bit more in form than coming in as topranked player.” Also competing this week at the TPC Four Seasons Resort is Ireland’s triple major champion Padraig Harrington, who relished his experience on his debut at the event last year when he tied for 15th. “As often happens, if you like a tournament you come back the next year and I’m delighted to be back,” Harrington said.

IN BRIEF Mayweather tops US rich list UNDEFEATED boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the highest-paid professional athlete in the United States with expected earnings of at least $90 million this year from just two bouts, according to Sports Illustrated magazine. The 36-year-old welterweight - considered the best defensive boxer of his generation - topped the magazine’s Fortunate 50 list, issued yesterday. Mayweather also took the top spot last year, earning an estimated $85 million, again from just two fights, the magazine reported. Miami Heat basketball star LeBron James, 28, a four-time National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, came in this year in the number two slot, earning a total of $56.5 million. The list is calculated by combining estimated salary, winnings and endorsements. Mayweather’s total earnings are even more impressive considering he received no endorsement money either this year or last. James’ $56.5 million income combines a $17.5 million salary with an additional $39 million in endorsements. Golfer Tiger Woods, the highest paid US athlete from 2004, when the list was first published, through 2011, dropped to the No.5 slot on this year’s list, earning $40.8 million.

India eyes Olympics INDIA has assured the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of the Olympic movement’s autonomy in the country in a first step towards mending relations after the nation was banned from the Olympics over government interference. “(India’s) Sports Minister Jitendra Singh gave strong guarantees and a clear commitment that the government of India will fully respect the principle of autonomy of the Olympic movement,” the IOC said. The IOC banned the country in December after refusing to recognise the results of Indian Olympic Association elections due to government interference, which led to a tainted official being named its secretary general. The ban meant Indian athletes were not allowed to compete at the Olympics.


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Sport Disciplined New Zealand make England toil By Ed Osmond

The pain game: Andy Murray receives treatment for a back problem in Rome - saying he has been suffering with the injury since the end of 2011

Murray downbeat over Paris ANDY Murray does not expect to be fit for the French Open after retiring from his second-round match in Rome with a recurrence of a back problem. The world number two took opponent Marcel Granollers and the Internazionali d’Italia crowd by surprise when he pulled out having just levelled the match at 3-6 7-6 (7/5). It looked as if it was just precautionary ahead of the start of the year’s second grand slam next Sunday but in his press conference Murray gave a downbeat assessment of his chances of playing in Paris. He said: “I pulled out because there was a good chance I would be playing

Injured Scot may pull out of Roland Garros tomorrow if I got through. As it is, I’d be very surprised if I was playing in Paris.” It was certainly not the way Murray would have wished to celebrate his 26th birthday. The US Open champion had only previously retired once mid-match during his career, which bizarrely also came on his birthday when he snapped a tendon in his wrist in Hamburg in 2007. That injury is the only time Murray has been forced to miss an extended length of time, with the Scot sitting out the French Open and

Wimbledon, and it is not yet clear whether he may need surgery or if a similar lay-off will be required. Murray struggled with a lower back problem throughout the clay season last year in particular during the French Open, leading Virginia Wade to call him a ‘drama queen’ when it was at its worst in a match against Jarkko Nieminen. Murray had injections before Wimbledon that seemed to ease the problem but he revealed it got worse again in Madrid last week and his

concerns were heightened by the fact it did not improve with rest. Murray said: “It’s exactly the same thing as last year. I need to make a plan as to what I do, speak with the guys and the physio and come up with a plan for the next few days. “I’ll make a decision on Paris after the next five days I would have thought. I obviously need to take some days off and see how it settles down, but a few days didn’t really make a huge difference this time so we’ll have to wait and see.

“Until Madrid it had been okay but it’s not been perfect for a long period. You always go into matches with little niggles and such, but it’s frustrating when for a long period you’re hurting. “It’s been an issue for a while now and I want to make sure it goes away. It’s not enjoyable when you’re playing in pain.” Murray revealed he has had pain in his back for the last 18 months, saying: “It’s been here since the end of 2011 pretty much. “But it got bad during the clay season last year. Obviously I had all the injections and that helped for a little while but it’s been an issue for quite a long time.”

Champs Heat beat brave Bulls By Simon Evans

LeBron James led Miami to their third straight Eastern Conference final after a bruising encounter with Chicago

THE Miami Heat reached their third straight Eastern Conference final after a 94-91 win over Chicago secured a 4-1 series victory for the defending NBA champions. Miami will face the winners of the series between the New York Knicks and the Indiana Pacers. Indiana currently lead 3-1 going into Game Five in New York last year. A series that began with a Chicago upset win in Miami and included some fierce, physical encounters, ended with a strange game as Miami blew an 18-point first quarter lead but somehow managed to claw their way back to victory. “It was very challenging to be up like we were and then to be down like we were in the second half. Mentally, we had to not get too high, not get too low in the whole game,” said Miami’s LeBron James,

who ended with 23 points. “Emotionally, this game took a lot out of both teams,” added the league MVP, who said he was left with “no energy”. The Heat made a blistering start, putting up 10 unanswered points to start the game and upped their advantage to 18 in the first quarter but once again the Bulls fought back. Miami’s sharp movement of the ball fell away dramatically, as did their shooting, as Chicago, led by the livewire Nate Robinson and powerhouse Carlos Boozer, roared back. Chicago led 53-47 at the half and went into the fourth quarter with a 77-69 advantage but Miami got their second wind when it mattered. A three-pointer from Shane Battier and a Chris Anderson dunk helped Miami close the gap before Norris Cole’s lefthanded dunk put the Heat back in the lead with 6:40 left

on the clock. Still the Bulls kept on scrapping and it was not until Jimmy Butler’s hopeful three-point attempt in the final moments was off-target that Miami could finally celebrate. While Miami won the bestof-seven series in five games, that outcome masks the determination of a Bulls team that were robbed of Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich. Head coach Tom Thibodeau said the way his team fought back from a big early deficit summed up his team’s year. “It is sort of the story of the season. Obviously we are disappointed in losing the series but I was never disappointed in the team,” he told reporters. “I thought our team fought hard all year. There was no quit in them.” The Heat’s quality and depth proved to be too much though.

THE New Zealand pace attack bowled with great discipline as England crawled to 160 for four on a tense and absorbing opening day of the first Test at Lord’s yesterday. No England batsman reached 40 and no partnership realised more than 45, the hosts adopting an ultra-cautious approach after winning the toss on the first day of the two-match series. Jonathan Trott top-scored for England with 39, Alastair Cook made 32 and Ian Bell 31 but no batsman mastered a very slow pitch in bright and sunny conditions at the home of cricket. Joe Root, on 25, and Jonny Bairstow, three, were the not out batsmen when rain ended the day’s play 10 overs early. England, outplayed in the recent 0-0 series draw in New Zealand, lost Nick Compton for 16 in the morning session as the touring side’s pace bowlers Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Neil Wagner gave little away. Compton became frustrated and, trying to hit spinner Bruce Martin over the top, he sliced a catch to Southee in the covers. Only three fours were hit in the morning session and England survived another chance when Martin dropped Trott off his own bowling before the hosts limped to lunch at 56 for one. Cook, captaining England for the first time in a Test at the legendary venue, survived a huge shout for lbw off Boult when he had made 30, New Zealand calling for a review after umpire Aleem Dar rejected their appeal. Two runs later, however, Cook’s 115-ball innings ended when he misjudged a seaming delivery from Boult and wicketkeeper BJ Watling snapped up a sharp catch. Trott struck six well-timed fours but he was undone just before tea by the fifth delivery of Boult’s third spell which moved sharply off the pitch. The right-hander misjudged the line and edged the ball to third slip where Dean Brownlie swooped to take a fine low catch. England resumed after the interval on 113 for three and Ian Bell and Joe Root continued to struggle to disrupt the accurate New Zealand attack supported by sharp fielding. Bell played a couple of sumptuous drives through the covers but he nibbled at a wide ball from Wagner and gave Watling a simple catch. The 22-year-old Root, in prime form this season with 646 runs, rarely looked in trouble, moving on to 25 off 72 balls before rain caused play to be abandoned.


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Mourinho wants to save face with King’s Cup win

By Brian Homewood

Real and city rivals Atletico in showdown By Mark Elkington JOSE Mourinho faces ending a season without a major trophy for the first time in a decade if his Real Madrid side fail to beat city rivals Atletico Madrid in the King’s Cup final at the Bernabeu tonight. Since starting out in his first full season as a coach with Porto in the 2002/3 campaign, through spells with Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real, the Portuguese has amassed two Champions League trophies, a UEFA Cup, seven league titles and six national cups. In what looks increasingly likely to be his last campaign with Real, however, the selfstyled ‘Special One’ could be about to end his three-year reign in Spain with a less than impressive record. He joined the world’s richest club by revenue from Inter in 2010, having led the Italians to an historic treble, culminating in their first European Cup victory in 45 years. Mourinho’s Real won the King’s Cup by beating Barca 1-0 after extra time in 2011 and a record-breaking La Liga title in 2012 but a third successive Champions League semi-final exit and Barca’s league triumph last weekend have left his third year looking pretty thin. A Spanish Super Cup victory over Barca back in September is his only silverware to date this season, which he himself

dismissed as irrelevant, leaving the much-maligned King’s Cup as his last chance to sign off with a flourish. However, a cup triumph would only paper over the cracks of a disintegrating campaign, with dressingroom divisions coming to the fore since the club’s defeat to Borussia Dortmund two weeks ago. Mourinho’s public belittling of popular captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas and defender Pepe, and his declarations of love towards English football have turned many dyed-in-the-wool Real fans against him. The looked-down-upon King’s Cup was not the title he was brought in to win for them; they wanted a tenth European Cup. On the pitch, Mourinho’s main concern is with the defence where Raphael Varane is out injured, but Sergio Ramos and Marcelo look set to be available again after recovering from their respective problems. Despite their off-field problems, Real head into the final as the overwhelming favourites as they have not lost a Madrid derby with Atletico since 1999. Diego Simeone’s Atletico have little to lose, having achieved their objective for the season with a third-placed finish in La Liga assuring them of Champions League football again after a three-

year absence. Recent history dictates against Atletico ending their 14-year derby misery. Only last month a secondstring Real side, distracted in the middle of their Champions League semi-final with Dortmund and without Cristiano Ronaldo, still managed to win 2-1 at the Calderon. “We aren’t looking backwards,” Atletico’s Uruguayan defender Diego Godin told reporters. “Obviously the statistics of how many times they have beaten us are there...but we are in a good run of form and have the same desire and chances to win as they do.” Atletico have a good record in finals over the last few years, winning the Europa League and the European Super Cup in 2010 and 2012, beating Fulham, Inter Milan, Athletic Bilbao and Chelsea, though they lost the 2010 King’s Cup final 2-0 to Sevilla. Argentine Simeone, who helped Atletico to win their last Cup as a player in 1996, has a full squad to choose from and in Brazilian striker Diego Costa has the tournament’s leading scorer with seven goals. Playing at the home of their neighbours has not proved to be a problem for Atletico in the past. Eight of their nine Cup triumphs have come in the Bernabeu, three of which were against Real Madrid, in 1960, 1961 and 1992.

Under pressure: Jose Mourinho faces ending a season without a major trophy for the first time in a decade

Copa Libertadores holders Corinthians ousted by Boca By Rex Gowar

Juan Roman Riquelme’s brilliant strike won the game for Boca Juniors in a repeat of last year’s final

JUAN Roman Riquelme’s brilliant strike helped send holders Corinthians crashing out of the Libertadores Cup after Boca Juniors battled to a 1-1 draw in Sao Paulo to seal a quarter-finals berth. Boca, who won the first leg 1-0 at La Bombonera, advanced 2-1 on aggregate to an all-Argentine tie against Rosario-based Newell’s Old Boys with the first leg in Buenos Aires next Thursday. It was a reversal of last year’s final when Corinthians beat six-time champions Boca to lift South American club football’s elite trophy for the first time and provided a major lift for the Argentine side, who are without a win in 12 league matches. Riquelme surprised Corinthians with a looping shot from out on the right touchline that went over goalkeeper Cassioto to put Boca ahead at the Pacaembu in

the 25th minute. The wonder strike came less than a minute after Corinthians were denied a goal in a controversial offside decision when Romarinho slipped between two defenders and steered the ball into Agustin Orion’s net. Television replays appeared to contradict the linesman’s decision to raise his flag. Paraguayan referee Carlos Amarilla also missed a handball inside the box early in the match by Boca right back Leandro Marin. Corinthians equalised early in the second half with a header by midfielder Paulinho but Riquelme’s goal meant the home side needed to find the net two more times to advance, a task that proved beyond them. “We were confident in the team... we played a good first half, we knew the second would be complicated but now we’re going to celebrate,” former Argentina playmaker Riquelme told

Fox Sports. “We’ve not been in good form but we played two great matches,” holding midfielder Leandro Somoza said, referring to both legs of the first knockout round tie. Corinthians defender Fabio Santos said: “We faced a very good team, we created goal chances, we had opportunities to fire our game but we didn’t manage.” Riquelme quit Boca after their defeat to Corinthians at the Pacaembu last July and was out for seven months but returned when coach Carlos Bianchi, with whom he had shared in a string of titles almost a decade earlier, took charge again this year. In Buenos Aires, Newell’s scored an early goal to set up a 2-1 victory over fellow Argentine side Velez Sarsfield to reach the last eight on the away goals rule. Velez, champions in 1994, had won the first leg 1-0 in Rosario.

SAO Paulo’s World Cup stadium will be ready on time, FIFA said yesterday, less than 24 hours after warning the city it could lose the right to stage matches because of delays in building the new arena. Football’s governing body said it had reached a settlement with stadium owners Corinthians the day after the two parties were involved in a public disagreement. Corinthians president Andres Sanchez said there had been some misunderstanding between the two sides, but promised to have the stadium completed on the originally agreed date of December 31. “This was an excellent meeting. There was some misunderstanding but Sao Paulo and Corinthians are aware of their responsibilities,” Sanchez said, according to a FIFA statement. “I have always been sure that we would host the opening game of the 2014 World Cup and now I am even more. The schedule agreed with FIFA will be respected.” FIFA has demanded that all Brazil’s World Cup stadiums are finished by the December 31, repeatedly saying there would be no exceptions. Doubts arose last week when the chief engineer at the Itaquerao stadium said that, although the main 48,000 capacity part of the stadium would be ready on time, the additional 20,000 temporary seats which will be added for the World Cup would not. FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said earlier in the week that delays would not be tolerated and that it could change the stadiums until August 1. Corinthians then defied FIFA, saying it had already been agreed that the deadline for the Itaquerao would be extended until February and that the governing body was free to move matches elsewhere if it wanted. Valcke, who last year angered Brazilians by saying the country needed a “kick up the backside” to get preparations moving, agreed the two sides had made up at this week’s meeting. “We are very satisfied with the meeting and with the fact that we could talk face to face. Sao Paulo will be an example for other cities to deliver the stadium in time,” said Valcke. “The discussion with Corinthians was very fruitful since we understand we both want the same goal, to have the stadium ready,” he added. “It is also a special project because of the legacy it leaves for the east zone of Sao Paulo.”


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Carragher: the time is right Defender to make 737th and final Liverpool appearance on Sunday By Carl Markham RETIRING Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher insists his recent extended run in the side has only convinced him this is the right time to bow out. The 35-year-old effectively made his decision a year ago when he was struggling for a first-team place under former manager Kenny Dalglish. That situation did not change under new boss Brendan Rodgers as he made just one league start up until mid-January, since when he has started 14 of Liverpool’s 16 in the Premier League. He will make his 737th and final appearance when he leads out the Reds at Anfield against QPR on the last day of the season at Anfield. But there will be no tears from the centre-back when the match is over - and no thoughts about a u-turn. “It’s made me go the other way, to be honest. It’s made me think it is the right time,” he said. “It’s nice that I’m in the side and people are saying I’m doing well and why not stay for another year? “It’s better than them saying you should have gone a year ago. “I prefer it to be like that and get out while it’s going well because it can easily

Goodbye: Liverpool-born Jamie Carragher will hang up his boots at the end of the season change.” Asked when he made his decision to quit Carragher added: “About 12 months ago, the end of the season. “I was in and out of the side with Kenny. I was thinking about it in the summer but I had a year to go and a new manager coming in. “I knew then it was always going to be my last season.” Carragher’s departure will leave captain Steven Gerrard, who misses the final match of the season after a shoulder operation, as the one remaining half of Liverpool’s ‘Scouse heartbeat’. The academy is producing

more players but there are fewer opportunities for local lads like Carragher, from Bootle, and Huyton-born Gerrard. However, the defender believes the club is in a healthy position at all levels. “It’s always good to have a few local lads in the side. That’s the aim of everyone,” he said. “Every club will say they want to bring players through from the academy, that’s why you have academies and put so much time and money into it. “But the players have got to be good enough. If they’re

good enough, brilliant - get them in there. “I’m always positive about the club. The last few years haven’t been great for us, with league positions and missing out on the Champions League. “But with the new manager coming in and the run we’ve been on in the second half of the season it gives us a lot to look forward to for next season.” Carragher also believes the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson from Manchester United may provide an opening for other clubs. “I think it does a little bit

more. He’s obviously been a top manager - his record is there for all to see,” he added. “They’ve got another top manager in David Moyes, I’m sure he’ll do a great job there. “I’m sure everyone is looking at it and seeing how it will go: maybe it will give other people a chance to get in there if there is maybe a bit of uncertainty at the club. “But Manchester United are probably aware of that as well so I’m sure they’ll be doing everything to stop that.”

Balotelli not surprised by exit By Martyn Ziegler

Bust up: Mario Balotelli (left) and Roberto Mancini were involved in a furious row during their time at Man City

MARIO Balotelli is not surprised that Roberto Mancini was sacked by Manchester City because of internal problems between his former manager and the club. Balotelli, who was signed by Mancini for City before being sold to AC Milan in January, insisted his fellow Italian is a “great manager”. Mancini was sacked by City on Monday after his team failed to meet targets laid down by the owners and is expected to be succeeded by Manuel Pellegrini, currently at Malaga. Asked about Mancini being sacked, Balotelli told CNN: “I am not really surprised but when I was with him he was a great manager and we had one of the best teams I have played with, the best players. “I don’t know why they didn’t win. But obviously there were some problems inside. I am here in Milan so I

don’t know.” City said on Monday that Mancini had been sacked after failing to meet all “stated targets” apart from qualifying for next season’s Champions League. The club added: “This, combined with an identified need to develop a holistic approach to all aspects of football at the club, has meant that the decision has been taken to find a new manager for the 2013-14 season and beyond.” Reports in Spain yesterday said Malaga have opened the way for Pellegrini, whose representatives have already held talks with City, to move on at the end of the season. The Malaga Hoy newspaper said the Qatari-owned Spanish club has waived the release fee in the Chilean’s contract which would allow him to leave when it expires on July 1, and that he has already agreed a two-year deal with City. However the club are unlikely to announce any ap-

pointment before next week’s short end-of-season tour to the USA where Brian Kidd will remain in charge of the team. A Malaga spokesman told the BBC no announcement would be made until the club’s domestic season was concluded. He said: “There remain some fixtures to qualify for the Europa League, so in this moment, officially, we are not saying anything. “The club has not communicated anything about this. I am not saying the article is true or false, I am just saying that the club officially has not said anything. “I think that other clubs, Manchester City or whatever other club, have finished their season but Malaga has not finished their season.” Meanwhile, it is understood City are continuing to monitor Napoli’s striker Edinson Cavani despite the Uruguayan being linked with both Paris St Germain and Chelsea.

Beckham to bow out at the end of the season (continued from back page) twice. He added: “I wouldn’t have achieved what I have done today without my family. I’m grateful for my parents’ sacrifice, which made me realise my dreams. I owe everything to Victoria and the kids, who have given me the inspiration and support to play at the highest level for such a long period. I also want to thank Simon Fuller and his team for their continued support. “I want to thank all my team-mates, the great managers that I had the pleasure of learning from. I also want to thank the fans who have all supported me and given me the strength to succeed.” Beckham has this year become an ambassador for the sport in China. “Nothing will ever completely replace playing the game I love, however I feel like I’m starting a new adventure and I’m genuinely excited about what lies ahead,” said Beckham. “I’m fortunate to have been given many opportunities throughout my career and now I feel it’s my time to give back.” Beckham has two final games before the end of the season, the last home match of his career being this Saturday against Brest at Parc des Princes. FA chairman David Bernstein paid tribute to Beckham. He said: “In the week following Sir Alex Ferguson retiring, which came as a bit of a shock, now we have the iconic David Beckham coming out of the game. “It’s unexpected even though he is getting to mature years for a footballer. “He is an iconic figure in the game and produced wonderful performances for his clubs, particularly Manchester United. “When you look at his playing and work for England, no one would ever accuse him of being unpatriotic and not giving everything for his country. “He is a real loss to the game and I am sure the FA will want to embrace him and to get him closely associated with the organisation. “I would personally wish him every luck and success - he will be quite a loss to the game.”

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Beckham to retire from football at end of season By Martyn Ziegler DAVID Beckham will retire from football at the end of this season. Former England captain Beckham, 38, will call it a day after winning the French league title with Paris St Germain. Beckham said: “I’m thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue, but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level.” Beckham added: “If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boy-

hood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy. I’m fortunate to have realised those dreams.” Beckham made his debut for Manchester United in 1992, winning six league titles and the Champions League before moving to Real Madrid and Los Angeles Galaxy, plus loan spells at AC Milan. He made his England debut in 1996 and would go on to be the Three Lions’ most capped outfield player with 115 appearances. He was the first English

Beckham will hang up his boots after playing his final two matches with PSG

player to score in three consecutive World Cup finals tournaments. Beckham said: “To this day, one of my proudest achievements is captaining my country. “I knew every time I wore the Three Lions shirt, I was not only following in a long line of great players, I was also representing every fan that cared passionately about their country. I’m honoured to represent England both on and off the pitch.” Beckham won the Primera Division title in his final season in Spain and the US Major League Soccer championship

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Rafa: Chelsea’s £100m spree will make them a major force ‘Proud’ Benitez sees bright future for Blues By Simon Johnson

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AFA Benitez helped Chelsea create history as they won the Europa League and then predicted the club will become even stronger next season following a £100 million summer spending spree. Branislav Ivanovic’s lastminute winner secured a 2-1 victory over Benfica in lWednesday night’s final in Amsterdam as the Blues became the first English club, and the fourth overall, to complete a clean sweep of European trophies. It was the perfect parting gift from Benitez, who has also led the Blues to a topfour Premier League finish. Benitez will leave Chelsea following their post-season tour of the United States next week with Jose Mourinho set to return as manager, six years after being sacked by the Blues. Chelsea are aln their sumready working on mer transfer targets xpects and Benitez expects tions, the new additions, bankrolled by owner viRoman Abramovig ch, to make a big impact. e “What I’m sure about is that nextt a season Chelsea twill be much betey ter because they m will spend £100m and sign three or e four players,” the interim managerr said yesterday.

Buoyant Blues: Chelsea celebrate with their trophy on the Amsterdam ArenA pitch, with interim manager Rafa Benitez saying yesterday that the team will get better next season “The foundation is already t there. The future is bright for them. “ “We made two sem nals semi-fi and wo this one with won y a young team; the tea team have had to cop cope with Didier Dr Drogba, Salomon Ka Kalou, Michael Essie Raul Meireles sien, and Florent Malouda leaving The replaceleaving. ments Victor Moses, Marko Marin, Hazard

and Oscar are all quality players but young players who in a lot of cases don’t have a great deal of experience but the team have kept producing.” Throughout his seven months at the club, Benitez has been subjected to abuse from Chelsea fans, who are angry over his comments about the Blues while he was Liverpool manager and that he replaced the popular Roberto di Matteo as manager. However, Benitez has hit back at those critics, claim-

ing they were always going to hold a grudge against him no matter how successful he was at Chelsea. He said: “There are those who shout the loudest and who you hear the most but there are also a lot of people who support me. “I have a web page where I constantly receive messages and where Chelsea fans are saying we support you and we appreciate what you are doing. “The Chelsea fans who are able to analyse the situa-

tion properly see that. But if there is someone who does not want to accept you then all you can do is go on reaching your objectives. “I knew it would be difficult having been successful with Liverpool against the best Chelsea side - that is a reality but we had a clear objective to make the top four and if we could win a trophy as well. To win the Europa League is something you have got to be proud of as a manager.” There was more good news

for Chelsea fans yesterday when record goalscorer Frank Lampard signed a one-year contract extension with the club. The 34-year-old England midfielder, who broke Bobby Tambling’s all-time Chelsea scoring record of 202 goals this month, will now remain at Stamford Bridge for a 13th season. Lampard said he was delighted: “Everybody knows I always maintained the dream was to stay at Chelsea. We’ve been talking for ages and even though it went on for quite a period it was always amicable. “The thought of helping the club to more success in the forthcoming years is all I ever wanted. I couldn’t be happier.” As for Benfica meanwhile, coach Jorge Jesus hinted he may leave the club following the heartbreak of their 2-1 injury-time defeat. The 58-year-old, who has been in charge for four years, said the Lisbon team were the better side for most of the match and that defeat was hard to bear. Jesus added that he was hurting as much for the fans, who had followed the team with ‘emotion, passion and patriotism’, as for himself. The defeat was the seventh in a row for Benfica in European finals since they enjoyed enormous success half a century ago with European Cup final wins in 1961 and 1962. “Benfica were the better side,” said Jesus. “The game gave me pride to be in the final. Benfica showed the world they are a team with great quality and they should be proud.”

Cyprus Mail  

2013 May 17

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