Daily Archives: June 18, 2000

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The calm after the firestorm

AN EERIE calm prevailed yesterday in the southeast Troodos foothills after four days of raging fires reduced around 50 square kilometres of vegetation to ash and charred tree trunks. The blaze broke out between Tochni and Kalavassos on Tuesday.

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Diver fails in world record attempt

SOUTH AFRICAN diver Trevor Hutton yesterday failed to break the world free diving record to the disappointment of about 100 supporters who had gathered in Limassol to cheer him on.

Hutton, 29, and his 30-member support team had been practising for the 72-metre dive since last week.

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CY losing market share

CYPRUS Airways has lost its market share of total air traffic to and from Cyprus, and its profit growth has stagnated, according to the company’s 1999 annual report. In 1999 the airline had 25.2 per cent of incoming and outgoing air traffic on the island, whereas in 1998 its share was 27.8 per cent.

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