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APOEL fans vent anger by damaging fountain

EXTENSIVE damage was caused to the fountain at the roundabout by Larnaca port by APOEL supporters just before their team was due to play local team AEK at the GSZ stadium on Sunday, police said. 

According to a police spokesman, shortly after 3pm a number of supporters from the Nicosia team, who were eating and drinking at the team’s fan club near the port, went to the roundabout, started throwing firecrackers and stopping traffic. 

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Hospice in search of fundraising manager

A FULL TIME fundraising manager is urgently required to facilitate the opening of a new hospice due to open in Paphos.

The hospice in Mesa Chorio in Paphos is all but completed and will open its doors soon after a suitable fundraising manger is found. Currently, the only functioning hospice in the coastal town is the Paphos Friends Hospice, which is situated in a dedicated wing of the Evangelismos hospital.

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Supermarkets cutting back on energy bills

THE STATE sector may be moving at a snail’s pace in terms of reducing state buildings’ energy consumption, but more than one supermarket in Cyprus has been getting a specialist energy management system fitted reducing their electricity needs by up to 20 per cent during peak demand hours, according to the system’s manufacturer. 

Outgoing environment commissioner Charalambos Theopemptou said in his parting statements that the state could save millions in heating and electricity bills that could become more efficient “with minimal cost”. 

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Kasoulides pushes ahead with PfP plans

FOREIGN Minister Ioannis Kasoulides continued meeting diplomats and ambassadors on the island yesterday in a bid to promote Cyprus’ application for membership to NATO’s anteroom, Partnership for Peace (PfP). 

Kasoulides met yesterday with British High Commissioner Matthew Kidd and French Ambassador Jean-Luc Florent before his visit to Athens tomorrow to meet Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Demetris Avramopoulos. 

Kasoulides stressed that redefining Cyprus’ foreign policy means giving the message that Cyprus would be a consistent and reliable EU partner, confirming the political safety of the EU.

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