Daily Archives: January 16, 2013

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Police officer met by gruesome sights at Mari

DISMEMBERED bodies, mangled vehicles, smoke and ashes were the grisly sight a police officer encountered on arriving at Mari naval base a few minutes after the deadly blast of July 11, 2011.
Testifying in court yesterday at the ongoing criminal trial, Chief Inspector Iacovos Ioannou gave an account of his day from the moment he received a call about an incident at Mari until his arrival there.
Ioannou, who serves at Larnaca police HQ, said he got a call at around 5.10am from a colleague informing him that containers with munitions at Mari had caught fire. The caller said EMAK (emergency response team) was at the site and that “there was no danger” at the time.

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Deputy victim of arson attack

DISY DEPUTY Georgios Tasou was the victim of car arson yesterday, while in a separate incident a Nicosia prison officer also had his car destroyed in an arson attack.
At around 1.35am yesterday, the Larnaca DISY deputy noticed fire coming out of his garage. He called the emergency services who responded immediately. They were unable to save the €10,000 car in the garage, which was completely destroyed by the fire. Police have reason to believe this was another case of arson in Cyprus.

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Culture capital without a decent theatre?

AKEL in Paphos is intent on preventing the construction of a new town hall, claiming the money would be better spent on a municipal theatre.
Paphos councillor and member of the administrative committee Giorgos Siaelis told the Cyprus Mail: “I want all works on the new town hall to cease; instead turning the building into a new theatre for Paphos, as we don’t have one to speak of.”
The current municipal theatre- the Markideio is old, outdated and small, only able to hold an audience of around 400.

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New campaign for prevention of cervical cancer

TWENTY seven new cases of cervical cancer in women are reported in Cyprus every year, out of which eight are fatal, while one woman dies every three minutes around the world, Dr Anna Achilleoude, the president of the Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF) said yesterday.
With the slogan ‘Time counts. Prevent it’, Achilleoude announced the continuation of the programme for prevention and early diagnosis of cancer of the cervix, in view of the 7th  European Cervical Cancer Prevention week, starting on January 21 .

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New era for Amiantos mine

A CONTRACT was signed yesterday between the planning bureau and the forestry department for the financing of the project ‘Biodiversity Conservation in Restoration and Management of the Amiantos Asbestos Mine in Troodos National Forest Park’
The project will be implemented under the EEA Grants 2009-2014 by the forestry department, and the programme under which the project falls will be operated by the planning bureau.  Funding will be on the basis of the relevant provisions of the approved MoU signed between Cyprus and the three Donor States of the EEA Financial Mechanism (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) in December 2011.

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Extended voting

ELECTION partnerS DISY and DIKO plan to table a proposal before the House Interior Committee tomorrow seeking a two-hour extension on the hours voting stations are open on election day.
The bill, proposed by DISY and DIKO MPs Tasos Mitsopoulos and Fytos Constantinou, requests that ballot boxes are sealed two hours later than planned on election day, scheduled for February 17, and possibly February 24.
According to current legislation, voting stations open at 7am until 12pm, and then again at 1pm until 5pm. The DISO-DIKO alliance is seeking to push back closing time to 7pm.
 

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Woman killed in road accident

A WOMAN was killed in a road accident yesterday on the Kofinou-Larnaca road while sitting in the backseat of the car driven by her husband.
Anastasia Antoniadou, 65, from Larnaca was in a double-cabin vehicle driven by her 74-year-old husband when in circumstances under investigation the car deviated from its course into a ditch.
According to Larnaca Press Agency, the woman sustained fatal injuries to the head, while her husband and his nephew, were both uninjured. Police closed the road for two hours after the accident.

 

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A minute with… Nikolas N Panayiotou Managing Director of So White Boutique Suites, So Nice Boutique Suites & Nozomi Japanese Restaurant

Where do you live?

Ayia Napa – Ayia Thekla – alone in a private villa

 

Best childhood memory?

Winning the school basketball championship in Nicosia

 

Most frequented restaurant and absolute favourite dish? 

For obvious reasons the most frequented restaurant I visit on the island is Nozomi at So Nice! Although I have many favourite dishes, I guess I would pick out the Canadian Black cod

 

What did you have for breakfast? 

Quakers oats with banana and honey! I was told this is the breakfast of the Champions!

 

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For the glory of God

 

A mixed group from Cameroon make up a lively, French speaking choir. With talents that thrill, they liven up mass once a month at Nicosia’s Catholic church. ALIX NORMAN meets them

(click below to watch the   St Dominic’s Choir in action)

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