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Archives February 26, 2013 posted by

British experts to investigate crane accident

AN INVESTIGATION into the 44-metre tall tower crane which fell onto Phinikoudes promenade in stormy weather over four months ago, killing one and injuring three others, will finally begin next month, it transpired yesterday.

Head of the Labour Inspection Department Leandros Nicolaides told the Cyprus Mail that after the department carried out a preliminary investigation into the freak accident, it decided to bring in foreign experts for a closer examination of the reasons for the deadly fall of the 200-tonne tower crane. 

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Archives January 12, 2013 posted by

Our View: Everyone earning above a certain income should pay for healthcare

MANY people remarked about the negligible opposition to the raft of austerity measures that were approved last month after marathon sessions of the legislature. There was a one-hour work stoppage at state schools and a peaceful demonstration by teachers and some protests outside the legislature by disabled people and members of big families who had their benefits cut. The rest of the public sector workers, despite some verbal threats, accepted cuts to pay, pensions and benefits without a protest, showing a remarkable sense of responsibility.

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Archives January 10, 2013 posted by

An insight into Da Vinci

Think of Leonardo Da Vinci and it’s more than likely a plethora of infamous images will spring to mind. Perhaps you’ll remember the smile of the Mona Lisa in his most famous and parodied portrait, or maybe you’ll recall the splendour of The Last Supper in one of the most reproduced religious paintings of all time. Even those who claim to have little affiliation with the art world are bound to know a touch of trivia about his life and works. 

As the January blues set in this month, the Lanitis Centre in Limassol is calling out to crowds to enjoy something a little different, encouraging all to set sights on a whole range of exhibits dedicated to the man so often revered as a genius of the Renaissance era.

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Archives June 27, 2012 posted by

Turkish Cypriot protest

AROUND 350 Turkish Cypriots are due in Brussels today to protest against Cyprus taking over the EU Presidency. 

According to Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris, the protesters are civil society members who will go to Brussels in two planes leased by the authorities of the breakaway regime. There was some confusion in yesterday’s press as to whether the protest would actually take place in Brussels or move to Strasbourg.  

Head of the Social Democracy Party (TDP) Mehmet Cakici was quoted by the paper questioning the reasoning behind the decision to organise a protest now since it’s been known for nine years that Cyprus would take over the EU Presidency.

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