Monthly Archives: July 2007

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Heat wave moves into second week

A WOMAN was in critical condition in Nicosia general hospital yesterday suffering from heat stroke, as temperatures hit 42 degrees Celsius in the capital, with scant respite expected in the coming days.

The woman, aged 72, was brought by ambulance to hospital on Sunday in a comatose state. Her body temperature was 43 degrees.

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Power pledge earns reprieve for EAC

THE ELECTRICITY Authority (EAC) was yesterday given a few days reprieve following government threats that it would seek to satisfy the island’s additional power needs from elsewhere, after it promised to increase its generation by 130 megawatts no later than May 1 next year.

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Town Planning blocks Limassol Lidl plan

THE Town Planning Relaxation Council has rejected plans to build a Lidl supermarket in a residential area of Limassol.
European discount hypermarket chain Lidl had sought town planning permission to erect the building in the Ayios Tychonas suburb of Limassol.
The Commerce Ministry had backed the plan, saying it would be beneficial to residents.

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Petroleum sales fall in June

OVERALL PETROLEUM sales for June 2007, according to data released by the Statistical Services, fell by 1.1 per cent from the previous month.
The main causes of the small fall in sales were said to be a large reduction in the provisions to ships (15.3 per cent) as well as a 19.5 per cent drop in heavy crude oil supplies.

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Old grudges die hard

IT SEEMS old grudges die hard in Cyprus politics, as DIKO vice president Nicos Pittokopitis yesterday accused AKEL of collaborating with DISY to oust former President Spyros Kyprianou over 20 years ago.

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Three quarters of voters want Tassos to meet Talat

THE OVERWHELMING majority of Greek Cypriots want to see a meeting between President Tassos Papadopoulos and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, a new poll published yesterday revealed.
According to the poll, commissioned and published in Politis newspaper and carried out mid-month by Noverna, showed 76.9 per cent in favour of a meeting between the two leaders.

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