Monthly Archives: August 2006

Archives August 31, 2006 posted by

Weekend jail for football hooligan

Case highlights link between alcohol and stadium violence

IN A LANDMARK ruling, a Nicosia judge yesterday sentenced a 33-year-old football hooligan to 25 weeks’ weekend imprisonment.

The man, from Nicosia, was also banned from all stadiums for the next two and a half years.

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Assisted suicide

Sir,
Mr Sewell (‘A friend to aid one’s end is a friend indeed’, August 20) refers to ‘theologians’ who “preach and prate… not to play God and determine their own end” as if they alone were responsible for determining current legislation.

The truth is rather different.

Opponents of euthanasia and assisted suicide include:

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Turkey’s F1 miscalculation

Sir,
MR of Nicosia must be bursting with pride with the clever, original yet subtle stab he has managed to stick into our government (‘Talat’s F1 stunt’, Letters, August 30). I suppose they should have done nothing and just let this pathetic and desperate attempt at recognition to slide?

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Civil Aviation in the dock in Helios probe

FRESH allegations were brought up yesterday against Civil Aviation before the committee of inquiry that is looking into responsibility for last August’s Helios air disaster.

Former CA official Charalambos Hadjigeorgiou picked up right where he left off on Tuesday, painting a picture of a corrupt department interested only in keeping up appearances.

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Don’t expect Cyprus slot for F1 roadshow

MOTOR SPORT’S world governing body yesterday poured cold water over claims that Cyprus had been involved in top-level negotiations to stage a Grand Prix, after a potential gap in the calendar appeared following the podium ceremony fiasco at the Turkish Grand Prix

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Don’t blame us for talks delay

THE Greek Cypriot side is not to blame for the delay in talks on a technical level, Government Spokesman Christodoulos Pashardis said yesterday.

Pashardis was responding to statements made on Tuesday by the President of the UN Security Council that the talks should be started without further delay.

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EU bans 22 chemicals from hair dyes

TWENTY-TWO chemicals used in permanent hair dyes are set to be banned from import to Cyprus starting December 1 after a ministerial decision to implement a July 20 European Union directive.

The chemical products are being withdrawn over fears that long-term use of hair dyes that include these substances may contribute towards the development of bladder cancer.

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Stock market creeping back up in first six months

THE vast majority of companies listed on the Cyprus Stock Exchange showed gains in the first six months of the year, slightly up from 2005, a report from the bourse revealed yesterday.

Out of 143 companies, 48 showed losses ranging from one per cent to 63 per cent. In 2005, around 52 companies sustained losses in their share prices.

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