Daily Archives: February 7, 2007

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Heart pains as Clerides worsens

FORMER Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides’ condition worsened yesterday after he complained of heart pain.

Doctors said the pain, known as cardialgia, was brought on due to the stress of Clerides’ acute bronchitis, for which he has been treated at Larnaca hospital’s intensive care unit since Saturday.

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EC postpones CY loan approval date

THE E.U. COMMISSION has postponed giving the government the green light to guarantee a multi-million loan to Cyprus Airways (CY) for another two weeks, the carrier’s chairman Lazaros Savvides confirmed yesterday.

For days it was expected that the approval might be delayed because various directorates had not yet forwarded their report to the EU’s Transport Commissioner.

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Civil servants under investigation for hospital role

SIX CIVIL servants are under investigation for their involvement in putting together contracts for the move to and operation of the new Nicosia hospital.

Health Minister Charis Charalambous said yesterday the cabinet had appointed an investigator to examine the six, three from the Health Ministry and three from the Communications Ministry, on disciplinary grounds.

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Making the internet a safer place for all

CYPRUS was one of 40 countries that yesterday participated in the fourth edition of Safer Internet Day.

The highlight of the day once again was a worldwide blogathon. Following the huge success encountered in 2006, this year’s blogathon went one step further to include the voices of hundreds of youngsters.

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Concern as missing man’s car found

POLICE WERE yesterday fearing the worst after a search for a man gone missing since last Friday proved fruitless for the second day running.

The person has been identified as 34-year-old Nicolas Petrandonakis, a Greek-Canadian, who has been residing in Limassol for the past six months.

Concerned friends who last saw him on Friday evening alerted authorities on Sunday.

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Army food poisoning

THE DEFENCE Ministry has rubbished reports of food poisoning in the National Guard, after a number of conscripts fell ill over the weekend.

According to an article in Phileleftheros, the parents of two soldiers complained that their children had been subject to food poisoning. However, Defence Ministry Spokesman Yiannis Patsalides told the Mail that this was not the case.

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Salivary stone could land Cypriot a world record

A 44-year-old Cypriot man just might find his name in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest salivary stone on record, a Nicosia Ear, Nose and Throat specialist said yesterday.

Dr Kyprianos Kakouris, who removed the stone, said it was the largest stone he’d seen in his 25-year career.

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