Daily Archives: July 18, 2007

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British teen saves children in rough seas

A BRITISH teenager braved a rough Limassol sea to rescue two young children from drowning last week.

Amy Benfield, 17, an employee at Elias Beach Hotel in Limassol, had been taking a swim at the hotel’s beach on Wednesday when she saw the two children having difficulty in the water.

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Lillikas undecided on who to support

FORMER FOREIGN Minister George Lillikas has not yet decided which way to swing in the upcoming presidential elections, AKEL general-secretary Demetris Christofias said last night.

Christofias was speaking after the much-anticipated meeting between the two since AKEL decided to drop out of the tripartite government alliance, a move Lillikas did not agree with.

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Racket behind stolen cars

A PROFESSIONAL car-theft racket is suspected of breaking into a Unicars car lot and stealing two cars worth over £17,000.

The incident is believed to have taken place in the early hours of Monday morning in the Nicosia suburb of Aglandja.

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No takeaway on duty

DEFENCE Minister Christodoulos Pashiardis yesterday issued strict instructions to ban all takeaway food at army camps and observation posts. In a written statement Pashiardis said the National Guard was the only authority responsible for the supplying of food to soldiers.

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‘Law on limos is unclear’

JUSTICE MINISTER Sophoclis Sophocleous yesterday met with the director of Cyprus VIP Services in an effort to clarify the legislation surrounding limousines for hire on the island.

Angelos Ashiotis claims that the police are harassing his drivers, telling reporters that two of his 11-strong fleet of vehicles have been confiscated by officers.

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APOEL ahead with 2-0 victory

CYPRIOT champions APOEL will have the upper hand in their UEFA Champions League second leg qualifier on July 24 after overpowering ten-men BATE Borisov 2-0 on a hot and humid evening at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia yesterday.

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Jeans might be great but what about an education?

A PROUD education minister unveiled the secondary state school uniforms last Friday. The uniforms, which were worn by two student-models, were designed by the top Cypriot designer Erotokritos, who said he had used the colours of the Cyprus and the Greek flags, while his main concern was to make them modern. Blue jeans would be part of the uniform, as would colourful jumpers and cardigans.

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