Daily Archives: July 22, 2011

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Pietersen strikes unbeaten double hundred at Lord’s

Kevin Pietersen struck the India bowlers to all parts of Lord’s on Friday during a majestic unbeaten innings of 202 on a sun-dappled second day of the first test.

Pietersen unfurled a series of glorious drives at the spiritual home of world cricket before an appreciative capacity crowd attending the 2,000th test match and the 100th between the two countries.

He smacked 21 boundaries and a six in more than eight hours at the crease to complete his third test double century and take England to 474 for eight declared.

India survived the final half hour to reach 17 for no wicket at the close and set the stage for Saturday’s showpiece day and Sachin Tendulkar, who needs one more century to become the first man to complete 100 international hundreds.

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Schleck takes Tour lead, Rolland wins stage

 

Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck took the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey after a 19th stage won by Frenchman Pierre Rolland on Friday.

Overall, Schleck now leads his brother Frank by 53 seconds and Australian Cadel Evans by 57 seconds ahead of the decisive solitary effort of Saturday’s penultimate stage, a 42.5km time trial in Grenoble.

While Schleck took the yellow jersey away from France’s Thomas Voeckler, the stage restored Alberto Contador’s pride if not his chances with a splendid performance up to L’Alpe d’Huez.

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Mid summer nights

As the capital seems to quiet down, there’s perhaps no more traditional pursuit in Nicosia than watching an al fresco film. ZOE CHRISTODOULIDES looks at the options available

Summer nights in the capital can be a tricky business. As temperatures rise in July and August, humidity reaches a peak when the sun goes down, as the evenings become undeniably sticky and rather unbearable. But those in search of a little relief are in for a treat as plenty of outdoor movies give crowds the chance to sit back and relax as onscreen action transports you to faraway places.

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A touch of magic

 

Point and shoot is the basic premise behind the latest photography craze. ZOE CHRISTODOULIDES learns more about lomography

The very definition of cool can sometimes baffle us all. And more often than not, it’s usually the artiest types that start off trends that become a huge rage around the world. If you’ve happened to walk around the hip and trendiest areas of London’s East End in the past few years or perhaps been lucky enough to traipse around Manhattan’s Soho district, you’ll have no doubt spotted hoards of arty young things sporting what look like a big and bold chunky toy cameras. Having become the coolest accessory to be seen out and about with, trendsetters today will hardly leave home without them.

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Restaurant review:Demetrion Family Restaurant, Liopetri

I haven’t been to the harbour at Liopetri for ages, so it was nice to drive over there last weekend and discover that the Demetrion Family Restaurant had reopened serving good wholesome Cyprus food.

The harbour is part of the pretty village of Liopetri and located at the far end of Ayia Thekla.

The restaurant overlooks the harbour with a large patio which literally touches the sea and gives a stunning vista of Ayia Napa bay, it is the perfect place to spend a few relaxed hours.

This is a place to which local’s head – which is always a good sign and there is nothing on the menu that would frighten you – and inevitably being a traditional Cypriot tavern, the accent is very much on fish and lamb dishes.

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Webber hits back at Alonso in practice

Red Bull’s Mark Webber edged out Fernando Alonso and got his own back on champion team mate Sebastian Vettel by going quickest in the second practice session on Friday for the German Grand Prix.

The Australian, ordered not to overtake runaway championship leader Vettel late in the recent British Grand Prix, surged round the dry Nuerburgring in a best lap of 1:31.711 to outshine the German home favourite.

Ferrari’s Alonso, who won in Silverstone, had topped the timesheets in first practice (1:31.894) and was leading in the second session before finding the gravel and later skidding when trying to overtake as Webber just outstripped him.

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Splash, bang, whallop

On a baking hot Sunday there was only one place to go to cool down – Fasouri Water Park says KATY TURNER

‘I’m going to the loo,’ number two son yelled as we walked into Fasouri Water Park. ‘OK,’ I replied as he ran off in the opposite direction of the toilets. Time to follow suit. He was heading for the ride that resembles being flushed down the aforementioned facility, known as the Probowl. After sliding down a tube, the rider is ejected into a bowl like structure, and after shooting around it sent down a hole in the middle into a pool below. After standing on a viewing balcony and spraying water at him it was time to follow suit again.

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Film Review: Transformers: Dark side of the Moon**

Aggression is a good thing in comedy. From Charlie Chaplin to Ace Ventura, comic heroes have often been thrusting, assertive types, forever trying to gain some advantage over the other fellow; comedy is basically cruel (recall Mel Brooks’ famous adage: “Tragedy is when I stub my toe; comedy is when you fall down an open manhole and die”), precisely because it’s played for laughs. Aggression, on the other hand, isn’t always a good thing in action movies. The genre is aggressive in itself, so it goes best with a certain nonchalance, the recessive cool of Steve McQueen or Jason Statham. Getting in-your-face just seems like overkill.

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