Daily Archives: June 2, 2001

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Shock to lung caused death of boy, 14

THE RESULTS of tissue tests yesterday showed the death of a 14-year-old Nicosia boy over a month ago was caused by a shocked lung. Giorgos Hadjidemetris, from Yeri, died on the operating table during routine surgery to clean an infected wound in his buttocks.

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Government backs down on tobacco ad ban

DESPITE promises of tough new anti-tobacco laws, the government has backed down on plans to introduce a blanket ban on tobacco advertising, after the European Court of Justice ruled the EU directive was illegal last October.

The government had last year vowed to ban all tobacco advertising and sponsorship of tobacco products by August 1 this year.

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New sex drugs could offer stiff competition to Viagra

AFTER proving a roaring success the world over, Viagra may face some stiff competition with the impending approval of a new generation of anti-impotence pills, such as Uprima and Ixense.

The drugs have made headlines of late following favourable rating for Ixense from the European Medications Evaluation Agency (EMEA).

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Petrol prices go up

PETROL pump prices went up by 1.1 cents a litre across the board yesterday. The price hike had been expected, due to the high price of crude and the Cyprus pound’s low pegging against the US dollar.

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Rally car sets fire to Paphos forest

A CYPRUS Rally car yesterday set fire to Ayia forest in the Paphos district after crashing off the road rolling over and bursting into flames.

The driver and co-driver escaped unhurt, but flames quickly licked the neighbouring trees and scrub in the heartland of the Paphos forest, near Stavros tis Psokas, spreading rapidly in the midday sun.

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Louis and Helios team up for direct Majorca packages

LOUIS Tourist Agency, in association with Helios Airways, is offering tour packages to Majorca for the first time from Cyprus.

Helios will fly direct from Larnaca to the Spanish Balearic island every Thursday over the summer season.

Majorca is about a third the size of Cyprus in size with a population of 240,000.

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Static Madness

THE MADMAN has been up to some of his old tricks again. Another obscure item of technology has joined the motley collection in his cave: a pair of the original Quad Electrostatic Loudspeakers as made between 1957 and 1987.

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