Daily Archives: February 10, 2007

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100 Oxford Street

LONDON IS full of hidden secrets: bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs that you could easily walk straight past without even noticing there was anything there. The 100 Club in Oxford Street, is a perfect example of this, as I discovered last weekend…

“Laia, I am singing at the 100 on Saturday with Mike Sanchez, you must come!” says my sister Natalia.

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Kyprianou aims for smoke-free Europe

EUROPEAN smokers could soon find they have nowhere left to smoke if the European Commission implements a total ban on smoking in public places across the 27-member bloc.

If the ban were to go ahead, Cypriot authorities would find they could no longer turn a blind eye to smokers who currently flout the island’s smoking laws.

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Former employees launch law suit against CY

FORMER Cyprus Airways (CY) staff have launched a lawsuit against the airline, claiming that they have not been paid the compensation promised to them when they were made redundant.

A lawsuit on behalf of the 83 former employees, all Nicosia residents, was submitted to the Supreme Court by the law offices of Alecos Markides and Drakos and Efthymiou.

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Euro calculators for every household

THE government is to buy 250,000 special calculators that will help consumers in the transition to the euro.

Finance Minister Michalis Sarris said yesterday that banks would also be likely to hand out the special calculators, called euro converters, which give an instant conversion from the Cyprus pound to the euro.

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Bird flu checks stepped up in north after outbreak in Turkey

BIRD flu inspections are to be stepped up in the Turkish Cypriot-controlled north after an outbreak of the H5N1 virus was reported in the southeastern Turkish province of Batman on Thursday.

“Now that the virus is present in Turkey, inspections here are being stepped up,” the head of the Turkish Cypriot Bird Flu Co-ordination Centre Dogan Sahali told the Cyprus Mail yesterday.

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‘We need to write our own history books’

THE EDUCATION Ministry will write its own versions of all history textbooks after the row over the ‘inaccuracies’ of a specific book taught in primary schools escalated into a political debate.

According to the acting Education Minister, Interior Minister Neoclis Silikiotis, there is a need for an objective, scientific and complete modern history to be written in Cyprus.

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Manager suspected of stealing from company

A NICOSIA man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing sports products and money from the company that he used to work for.

The 34-year-old suspect was arrested on Thursday evening after the owner of the company he used to work for reported to CID that he had recently discovered that the former manager of his company had committed a series of thefts while he was there.

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Man arrested for pimping Greek women

POLICE have arrested a man on suspicion of pimping two Greek women at a flat in Nicosia.

Greek citizen Xenophontos Sergis is suspected of conspiracy to commit a crime, running a brothel, illegally earning from prostitution, pimping and sexual exploitation.

Sergis was arrested following a raid on an apartment reportedly being used as a brothel.

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