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The shocking thing about art

THIS week, an exhibition of over 280 works by art students from Scotland’s universities opened at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. It is the largest student exhibition in Britain, and is billed as a showcase for the art world’s emerging talent.

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You can’t fight progess

MANY interest groups are unwilling to come to terms with the realities of EU membership, which is only two months away. Locally educated teaching graduates, who seem to believe that a job in a state school is their birthright, are demanding derogations of the EU acquis communautaire in relation to the free movement of labour!

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Too much shouting on TV

Sir, It is with great concern that I note the bad quality of Cypriot television programmes. Most disturbing of all, however, is the systematic violence and shouting of actors on locally produced shows. I am sure that, over time, this influences the behaviour of people on the island, and especially young people.

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Worried about developers?

Sir, Mr Clive Turner of Kamares is concerned about the impact of property development on tourists and residents. Rather strange from him, and the many others, who purchased from the self-styled ‘largest developer in Cyprus’. Sandy Stephen, Konia, Paphos

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Greek Press

SIMERINI: “He wants postponement of accession”. Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash’s document, introduced at the talks, has caused complications to the process. According to the eight-page document, Denktash is not just asking for postponement of EU accession, but signing the plan as “heads of state” in a blatant bid for recognition. PHILELEFTHEROS: “Lifebelt from USA and EU”.

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Information centre opens for Turkish Cypriots

BY OPENING an information centre for Turkish Cypriots in Nicosia, Constantinos Candounas says he is doing something the government should have done long ago. Candounas’ Information Centre, close to the capital’s popular Ledra Street, opened just two weeks ago to help orientate Turkish Cypriots to life in the south.

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CyBC to boost Turkish programmes

CYBC is overhauling its schedules, the public broadcaster’s chairman Andreas Aloneftis announced yesterday. “We must not stray away from the philosophy of public broadcasting, whose responsibility is to put society first and entertainment viewing second,” said Aloneftis. He said CyBC would now be a steadier channel that would offer coverage on all the issues faced by Cyprus.

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