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Archives March 30, 2013 posted by

Anastasiades: previous government passed the buck

PRESIDENT NICOS Anastasiades yesterday hit out at the previous government and banking authorities in Cyprus and Europe for their handling of the economy and banking system which brought Cyprus to the brink of destruction.
Speaking to civil servants at a PASYDY union conference in Nicosia, he said: “Negligence and wrong handling led our country’s economy one step before destruction.”
His government was handed over a bankrupt state, he noted, calling on those who were responsible for the economy to exercise a dose of self-criticism. Many decisions taken by the previous government were far from in the public interest, he added.

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Archives January 24, 2013 posted by

AEL, Anorthosis progress into national cup quarter-finals

An early goal and 2-0 first leg advantage were not enough for APOEL to secure their spot in the last eight of the national football cup, as they suffered a 3-1 defeat to AEL at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia on Wednesday afternoon.

“Based on how we played we should not have conceded three goals. This season whenever we need to make one step forward, we take two steps back,” APOEL’s coach Ivan Jovanovic said, visibly disappointed with his team’s elimination.

Aldo Adorno opened the proceedings only two minutes into the match, but Patrick Vouho levelled the score 10 minutes later from the penalty spot, after Michael Klukowski brought down Luciano Bebe.

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Archives January 22, 2013 posted by

‘Shall we stop this bleeding’

Memo to the US Embassy, to be passed on to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand regarding the tragedy in Connecticut 

I am a young Greek-American [originally from Astoria New York] who has lived in Cyprus for two decades. I am also a Democrat who has voted in the 2008, 2010 and 2012 elections, including primaries.

I am writing to you to express my strong demand that we all wake up to the reality we are living in regarding our lack of gun control laws. 

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Archives January 13, 2013 posted by

Conspiracy theory livens up dull election campaign

TRUTH be told, the presidential election campaign has thus far been rather dull, taking a back seat to the New-Year austerity blues. It needed a shake up. Enter independent presidential candidate Giorgos Lillikas.
And shake it up he did. The delivery device? A conspiracy theory which, though subsequently dismissed as ludicrous, nonetheless has dominated the news this week.
Lillikas accused DISY of planning to give some of its votes to AKEL-backed candidate Stavros Malas in the first round of voting on February 17, thus boosting the latter’s unimpressive numbers and allowing him to progress to the runoff ballot a week later. The objective is, apparently, to knock Lillikas out of the race on the first Sunday of voting.

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Archives November 26, 2011 posted by

EuroBasket 2013 qualifying seedings unveiled

FIBA Europe has announced the seedings for the EuroBasket 2013 and the EuroBasket Women 2013 Qualification Rounds as well as the 2011 Youth European Championships 2012 Draw last week, with the draws taking place in a small city near Munich in a week time.

With the results of the EuroBasket 2011 campaign taken into account, the Cypriot men’s national team has been placed in the fifth seedings group alongside Belarus, Slovakia, Romania, Albania and Luxembourg. 

Serbia, Turkey and Germany will be the top seeded nations together with Finland and Georgia who made it to the Second Round in Lithuania and Croatia who post the better coefficient among the teams which ended their campaign after the EuroBasket 2011 First Round.

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Archives November 21, 2011 posted by

Stakes rise in Champions League qualifiers

After a week of controversy caused mainly by FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s comments about racism, UEFA will hope that action on the pitch dominates this week’s Champions League headlines as the group stage reaches crunch time.

Former European champions Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Ajax Amsterdam will bid to seal their places in the last 16 and join Real Madrid, AC Milan and holders Barcelona in the knockout rounds.

English trio Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea can also take their places with a match to spare while this season’s surprise packages APOEL Nicosia will become the first team from Cyprus to reach the last 16 if they win at Zenit St Petersburg.

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Archives October 7, 2011 posted by

Giants collide in World Cup quarter-finals

Tempered in the fires of a gruelling month of pool matches, eight teams have emerged, some buoyed, some battered, for four heavyweight encounters this weekend to decide who stays on for the semi-finals and who goes home.

By every conceivable measure, hosts New Zealand should have the beating of Argentina and claim their place in the last four but the other three quarter-finals are too close to call for all but the most confident, or partial.

Ireland open the weekend of spectacular rugby with a match-up against their Celtic cousins Wales in Wellington on Saturday evening before England take on the French in what is expected to be a titanic tussle in Auckland.

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