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Archives April 25, 2013 posted by

Former leukaemia sufferer pleads for help for Paphos boy

THE DEFENCE ministry is calling on people to step up their efforts to give blood so that a viable bone marrow donor can be found for five-year-old leukaemia sufferer George Philippides from Paphos.

Vassos Vassiliou, whose son Andreas, also suffered from leukaemia in 2000 but was cured after a donor was found, took the initiative along with the defence ministry to have his son speak to the press yesterday in calling for more volunteers to give blood. 

“It is our chance to show that despite the current financial crisis we can stand on our feet and help little George,” Andreas Vassiliou said. “When I heard about the case I was moved to make a plea to the public because I know what he is going through,” he added.

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Archives April 13, 2013 posted by

A Cyprus euro exit is not an option

A CYPRUS exit (or a ‘cy-exit’) from the eurozone would be shocking for Cypriots who, post-bailout, have one of the highest debt/GDP in Europe (over 180 per cent). 

For the broader European Union (EU), the economic loss from a cy-exit would be negligible (0.2 per cent of European GDP) compared with the disaster that a Greek exit would have created had it not been bailed out by its EU counterparts. 

However a possible cy-exit would significantly damage the EU, since it would create a clear precedent showing that exiting the euro was ultimately possible. 

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Archives April 9, 2013 posted by

Campaigns to ‘buy Cypriot’ gear up

THE University of Cyprus will be holding an exhibition to promote Cypriot products on April 19-20 and the ‘Proudly Cypriot’ campaign is promoting their logo for use on local products and services.
The exhibition showcasing Cypriot products is part of a campaign that began in November 2012 by The University of Cyprus. The campaign attempts to battle unemployment by promoting the purchase of Cypriot products. The exhibition will be held outside the Social Activities building. Companies who want to take part can do so by calling 22894304 or by emailing on [email protected] by April 8.

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Archives February 5, 2013 posted by

Army exercise

RESIDENTS in the Akrotiri and Episkopi areas have been warned they may experience inconveniences on roads close to the British Bases after a military exercise began yesterday and will continue until February 18. They have also been warned not to be alarmed by the sounds of any explosions which might be heard. 

“There may be some disturbance on some of these days and possibly evenings. Exact times cannot be provided,” a statement for the British Forces said.

“Please do not be concerned if explosions are heard in the local area. This occasionally happens when certain atmospheric conditions prevail,” it concluded.

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Archives December 29, 2012 posted by

Suspects in Napa murder conspiracy plead not guilty

THREE men facing charges of conspiracy to murder businessman Phanos Kalopsidiotis entered pleaded not guilty yesterday.

All three will remain in custody until trial, set for March 8, at the Larnaca Assize court.

Doriani Veri, 29 from Albania, and Greek nationals Eleftherios Kartasakis, 44, and 33-year-old Giorgos Demetriou were arrested on September 9, on suspicion of being hired to kill Kalopsidiotis.

Police found the trio – after receiving word of three men acting suspiciously – with two loaded pistols in the car. Ballistic tests later proved that one of the pistols – a Glock – was the weapon used to gun down five men in Ayia Napa on June 23. Four of the dead were bodyguards of Kalopsidiotis.

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Archives November 8, 2012 posted by

CyTA inundated with job applications

A LOW-PAID entry-level job at telecommunications authority CyTA this year attracted over 3,000 more applicants than it did when last advertised two years ago.
About 4,400 people applied for one of the about 100 positions in customer service and  sales, jobs paying €8 an hour with very few benefits, CyTA told the Cyprus Mail yesterday.
And although people generally tend to come and go in those jobs, viewing them as temporary stop-gaps, fewer people have been leaving over the last two years, the company said.
For this round of applications, CyTA had asked all job applicants to pay €25 to apply for the job, returnable to those fulfilling the criteria and who were invited for a written interview.

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Archives October 3, 2012 posted by

Three to stand trial for suspected murder conspiracy

Famagusta district court yesterday referred three men to the criminal court to stand trial charged with conspiracy to commit the murder of businessman Phanos Kalopsiditis.

The trial will start on December 13.

Doriani Veri, 29 from Albania, and Greek nationals Eleftherios Kartasakis, 44, and 33-year-old Giorgos Demetriou were arrested on September 9, on suspicion of being hired to kill Kalopsiditis who was present in court yesterday.

Police found the three – after receiving word of three men acting suspiciously – with two loaded pistols in the car. Ballistic tests later proved that one of the pistols – a Glock – was the weapon used to gun down five men in Ayia Napa on June 23. Four of the dead were bodyguards of Kalopsiditis.

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Archives September 20, 2012 posted by

Investment for growth and jobs discussed

THE PRESIDENT of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, the President of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy and the President of the rotating Council Presidency, President, Demetris Christofias yesterday underlined the need for the future European budget to translate the EU’s overall objectives into concrete investment for growth and jobs.

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Archives September 14, 2012 posted by

Deadline given in IVF dispute

THE HOUSE yesterday gave the Health Ministry a fortnight to clarify exactly what is going on with the bill for assisted human reproduction, which was proposed back in 2004 and which has not yet reached a conclusion.

The chairman of the House Health Committee, DISY’s Costakis Constantinou, said the ministry informed MPs that the relevant services and departments were in dispute over the bill, which was what was delaying it.

“Until today, the ministry has not yet clarified what these disputes or differing views are, so we have given the ministry a fortnight to finally clarify this extremely important issue, for which there is a complete lack of legislation and serious dangers for members of the public who are immediately interested in the matter,” said Constantinou.

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