€8000 worth of items reported stolen in Neo Chorio

first_imgJewellery and other items worth €8,000 in total were reported stolen on Sunday from a house in Neo Chorio, Paphos.According to the police, the owner of the house reported that her house had been broken into on Sunday afternoon while she was away, and that jewellery and other items worth €8,000 in total had been stolen.Police said that perpetrators broke into the house through a balcony door.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are Leading The Pack. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Cypriot employee receives British Bases commendation award

first_imgCypriot mechanical engineer Nikos Akamas was one of the recipients of commendations awarded on Tuesday by the commander of the British bases in Cyprus for his outstanding service over the past 20 years, the British bases said in a statement.The 52 year old, who is in charge of maintenance, budgets and servicing of vehicles and equipment within British Forces Cyprus – among many other things – found out he was to be awarded the commendation only last month and it came as quite a shock when he heard the news.After being called into his line manager’s office, he also admitted to feeling a little apprehensive at first.He explained: “When I was called in to see my boss I did wonder what was going on so I was a little bit worried but when I got there it soon became clear that it was good news.“He shook my hand and congratulated me and said I was receiving a commendation which was a big surprise for me.“It is an absolute privilege to be part of the event and to receive this award. I was obviously very happy to hear the news.”After finishing his master’s degree in Australia, where he lived for a combined total of 15 years on two separate occasions, he admitted working on the Bases was always an ambition of his.That was realised three years after he returned from Australia, when in 1997 he began working for a contractor at the time which recognised his professional qualities.He continued: “Working for British Forces Cyprus was something I wanted to do because they were and still are a very good employer.“I know that in this working environment you can prove yourself and if you are able to do that, then your talents will be rewarded.“My working environment and the people I am working with are all very professional. The structures that are in place, the procedures and the overall mentality is excellent and I love working here.”The Limassol resident, who is married with two children, has had his skills rewarded over the years with promotions and as the senior locally employed civilian with 80 other LECs working under him, it is right that BFC has acknowledged the service he has provided over the past two decades.The ceremony, which took place at Flagstaff House – the home of Commander British Forces Cyprus, Major General James Illingworth – in Episkopi, also saw another 15 commendations awarded to members of staff, both civilian and military.Almost 40 members of the SBA Police were also awarded Chief Constable Commendations for their outstanding service to the SBAs and three members of the force also received Constable of the Year awards.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Post office announces Santa letters scheme

first_imgCyprus Post on Tuesday announced it would be continuing its tradition of making sure children get a letter from Santa in time for Christmas and the New Year.The free Santa2me service allows parents to electronically prepare a letter from Santa to their children during the festive season.The post office will then print the letter and post it to the children.The Santa2me platform will be available online at www.santa2me.com until December 20 to give the post office time to distribute the letters by noon on New Year’s Eve.Santa2me was developed by the Cyprus post in cooperation with digital agency Com2go.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are Leading The Pack. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchResearch Best Compact SUV Cars. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today!Yahoo SearchUndoDr. Marty3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. MartyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Polling stations open returning officer urges people to go out and vote

first_imgPolling stations opened at 0700 local time (0500 GMT) in all districts as well as in Greece and Bulgaria for today’s presidential elections.Chief Returning Officer Kyprianos Kyprianou said that “voting is taking place in an orderly manner.” He said voting would continue until noon and resume at 1300 (1100 GMT) after a one-hour break. The voting process will wrap up at 1800 local time, he said, adding that it may be extended if that there are citizens waiting to vote outside a polling station.Kyprianou called on voters to go to the polls, expressing certainty that elections will run smoothly.Police Spokesman Andreas Angelides told CNA that an action plan is in place to secure a smooth election process.Police officers are stationed at all polling stations and are patrolling streets in villages and towns, to provide any assistance if necessary.Angelides said that a Coordination Centre has been set up in Nicosia and that announcements will be issued when appropriate.Around 2,000 police officers are on duty for the presidential elections alone, while other teams are on standby. Police work in other sectors is being carried out as usual.Nine candidates are contesting today’s elections.The first results are expected to be announced half an hour after polling ends, namely at 18.30 (16.30 GMT) and will come from polling stations with a small number of voters.The final result is expected at around 20.30 local time (18.30 GMT).You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Anastasiades off to Egypt for launch of diaspora return progamme

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades departs for Alexandria, Egypt, on Monday to launch the “Nostos The Return” initiative together with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos.From April 30 – May 6, the Egyptian government will host a group of second and third generation Egyptians who live in Greece and Cyprus to pay a visit to various sites in Alexandria, Cairo, El Alamein, Saint Catherine`s Monastery and Sharm El Sheikh.The “Nostos The Return” initiative is part of the diaspora programme signed between Egypt, Cyprus and Greece, which aims to gather Cypriots and Greeks or their descendants in Alexandria for a return trip to the place where they or their ancestors once lived.A statement said that the programme underlines the very close relations among the three countries.On May 1, Anastasiades will meet with His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa who will award the former with the medal of the “Great Cross of the Apostle Mark”.He will also have a bilateral meeting with the Egyptian President and will attend a dinner hosted by Sisi in honour of the Presidents of Greece and Cyprus.The president will be accompanied by Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou, Undersecretary to the President Vasilis Palmas, Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou and other officials.He will return to Cyprus Tuesday evening.You May LikeDaily Leap10 Hairstyles That Make You Look Much YoungerDaily LeapUndoMedical AlertsI am so Happy That Medicare Covers My Medical Alert SystemMedical AlertsUndoCheezburgerWhat It’s Like To Live In The Coldest City On EarthCheezburgerUndo Property owners price themselves out of the marketUndoFilm review: Child’s Play ***UndoAt least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

New yellow weather alert for Wednesday cooling centres open

first_imgThe met office on Wednesday issued a yellow warning as the temperature inland was expected to reach 41 degrees Celsius.The warning concerns the hours between 11am and 5pm.The maximum temperature in the mountainous areas and the western coast is expected to rise to 32C, and 35C in the south, east and northern coastal areas.Thursday is expected to be slightly cooler with a small drop in temperatures. It is expected to be cloudy in the west and northern areas. The same weather patterns are expected on Friday and Saturday, while isolated showers are not ruled out inland and the mountainous areas.The Nicosia and Limassol municipalities announced they were operating cooling centres for those wishing to escape the heat.The cooling centre of the Nicosia municipality that also offers cold beverages will be open between 8.15am and 6pm. It is located at the capital’s multi-purpose centre (Polydynamo) on 40, Nikiforos Fokas street, in the Famagusta Gate area. The phone number is 22 797850.The municipality said that those wishing to reach the cooling centre can also do so by using the Nicosia mini buses – route 1 (λ1), that stops right outside the centre (stop 19).In Limassol, two cooling centres are available, the one at the Pattichio centre for adults at the old Limassol hospital and the other at the Estia centre for adults, on April 1st street in Ayia Fyla. The centres will be open until 5pm and 5.30pm, respectively. “Members of the public will have the opportunity to rest in air-conditioned areas, while water will be offered by the municipality,” an announcement said.You May LikeSmart SecurityCheapest Way to Protect your HomeSmart SecurityUndoNinjaJournalistNew Scientific Evidence Points Scholars To Real Location Of Noah’s ArkNinjaJournalistUndoScreenKleanHow To Super Clean Digital Screens Without Rags!ScreenKleanUndo Morphou bishop now claims gay men have a ‘nasty smell’UndoBritain preparing for a no-deal BrexitUndoWidowers threaten legal action over pensionsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Unions join forces to attack miniNHS

first_imgBy Angelos AnastasiouCiting a lack of prior dialogue, seven unions of healthcare professionals on Monday denounced Health Minister Yiorgos Pamborides’ plan to create a ‘mini-national health scheme’ (NHS) that would offer universal access to free healthcare at public hospitals only in exchange for a universal one per cent levy on all income.Head of the Cyprus Medical Association Petros Agathangelou said that “if the state implements such a policy, the health sector in Cyprus will face even more, and graver, problems than it does today”.Agathangelou noted that implementing a mini-NHS ran counter to planning still in effect.“The [mini-NHS] announcement is not based on evidence-backed studies, and is no more than the levy of an added tax with no demonstrable benefits,” Agathangelou said.The association, Agathangelou warned, would not consent to the introduction of any health scheme that did not call for the participation of both the public and private sectors on an equal footing.Chairman of the state doctors’ union (PASYKI) Sotiris Koumas said the union was surprised to have heard Pamborides’ announcement through the media.“PASYKI states that in both meetings we have had with the minister regarding his plans on the introduction of the NHS, he spoke exclusively on the basis of the 2001 law, as amended in 2013,” Koumas said.The union is scheduled to meet with Pamborides at 3 pm on Tuesday to discuss the issue.Head of the private hospitals’ association Marcos Christodoulides said the NHS could not be introduced without the participation of private hospitals.“Over the last three years there has been a need to divert patients from the public to the private sector, as well as a need to support the private healthcare sector, which is literally fighting for its life,” he said.“At last, we ask for a final timeline of the introduction of the NHS, because constant revisions do not allow the private sector to plan ahead.”Marios Theodotou, head of the Cyprus doctors’ union, wondered how state hospitals’ inability to cope with the number of patients could be solved by increasing the numbers of eligible patients.“We were under the ignorant impression that the opposite is true,” he said.The mini-NHS, he added, was nothing more than an additional tax, a “levy of deceit on those who still dream of the introduction of an NHS”.Head of term-contract doctors’ union Andreas Costi said their main concern regarded the increased workloads that would come up with full implementation of the NHS.“The end result will be the accumulation of even more incidents on the – already overcrowded – public hospitals, at the consequent risk of their collapse,” Costi said.Pancyprian association of nurses and midwives head Ioannis Leontiou also complained overthe lack of prior consultation.“We look forward to being informed of decisions in the context of democratic dialogue and exchange of views,” he said.Clinical laboratories’ association chief Harris Harilaou said that the “health ministry’s proposal for the introduction of a mini-NHS is surprising and precludes the private sector from participating in the NHS, does not safeguard the autonomy of public hospitals, nor does it guarantee the quality of services offered.”You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Eventful first day on Cyprus Rally

first_imgIn an action-packed day which saw the race leader change three times, Finland’s Juuso Nordgren moved into first place on the final stage of the first Leg of the Cyprus Rally, the fourth round of the European Rally Championship (ERC), and the stage is set for a thrilling final Leg, which starts at 07.30 on Sunday.Despite a loss of turbo valve pressure and being bedevilled by punctures, Qatar’s Nasser Al Attiyah took the lead halfway through Saturday’s first Leg after the event’s early leader, Alexey Lukyanuk, crashed out on special stage (SS) 4.The Russian had set the pace on the morning stages, pulling out a 5.6 second advantage over Al Attiyah at the halfway point, but he crashed into the barrier on stage 4 and Portugal’s Bruno Magalhaes, who is just 14 points behind Lukyanuk on the championship leaderboard, could see his chance.He’d been driving steadily to avoid the rocks and had escaped the punctures that afflicted so many of his rivals – Al Attiyah had punctures in SS4 and SS5 and since he had only one spare in his car he had to cover the last stage effectively on three wheels. It cost him over a minute and he limped back to the regroup in fourth place.Leading Cypriot Simos Galatariotis had a relatively easy day, clocking top-five times on every stage to arrive at regroup lying second, having been overhauled on the last stage of the day by Nordgren, who went to bed with a cushion of just 4.6 seconds between his Skoda Fabia R5 and the Cypriot’s. Magalhaes inherited third place, just 8.8 seconds adrift of the race leader, but he knows that Nasser is right behind him and has vowed to come out “all guns blazing” on Sunday’s final Leg. Only 48.4 seconds separates the top four contenders.It was an eventful first day, with several drivers experiencing problems, and many commenting on how slippery some of the stages were. An incident on SS3 saw Andreas Psaltis’ steering break just over one and a half kilometres into the test, blocking the road. The rally was stopped while marshals moved his car, causing a 47-minute delay in the running time.Alexandros Tsouloftas had been running well throughout the day, and started the last stage in fourth overall, his eyes set on a podium finish, but he was forced to retire on the final stage with a broken wishbone.On Sunday the crews cover seven stages over 114 kilometres, the highlight being the Super Special Stage in the centre of Nicosia, which starts just after 09.30. The rally finishes tonight on Larnaca seafront at 6pm.You May LikeDirectExposeWorld’s First Surviving Octuplets Are All Grown Up. Look At Them 9 Years LaterDirectExposeUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoVarosha move merely a ‘PR stunt’ by Ozersay, expert saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Technical problem delays drilling in block 10

first_imgDrilling in Cyprus’ offshore block 10 by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum has been delayed for 10 days due to a technical problem, reports said on Friday.According to daily Politis, drilling at the Delphine target in block 10 ceased some 10 days ago after drill component was badly damaged.The information has not been confirmed by the government or ExxonMobil.If the technical problem had not occurred, the energy companies and the government may already have had indications on whether there was a natural gas deposit in Delphine, the daily said, as the drilling had reached a depth of approximately 3,000 metres below the seabed (5,000 metres from the surface of the sea). That is approximately the point where the seismic surveys that preceded the drilling placed the existence of the coral structure that could contain natural gas.The Stena Icemax drillship leased by ExxonMobil started the exploratory deep-water drilling on November 16. The drilling was expected to be concluded by the end of the year.Politis said that so far there was no information on when drilling would resume but that personnel and equipment were being transported from Limassol to the Stena IceMax drilling rig. This, it said, could be an indication that the drilling would resume soon.After completing drilling in Delphine, the rig will move to either ‘Glafkos’ or ‘Anthea’ targets. The choice of the second target will depend, in part, on the findings of the first drilling in Delphine. You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityMake earthquake insurance a family priorityCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Governor signs Rep Miller bill eliminating election loophole

first_img11Dec Governor signs Rep. Miller bill eliminating election loophole Categories: Miller News State representatives and senators who resign from office will not be allowed to run in the special election called to fill their seats after legislation introduced by state Rep. Aaron Miller was recently signed into law.Miller, who chairs the House Elections and Ethics Committee, said the legislation was drafted to close a loophole used by two former lawmakers during the 2015-16 legislative session.“The Legislature has the responsibility to oversee itself, and allowing a legislator who has resigned or been expelled to turn around and immediately run to fill vacant seat is just absurd,” said Miller, of Sturgis.Miller’s legislation clarifies that when an elected official resigns or is removed from legislative office, the resignation or removal remains in effect for the remainder of the term.“This is a simple bill,” Miller said. “It just clarifies that a resignation or expulsion remains in effect for the rest of the term. The next legislative session is a whole new ballgame, and the former legislator can run again at that time if they so choose.”House Bill 4208 is now Public Act 192 of 2017.###last_img read more

Rep Webber attends annual State of the State Address

first_img13Feb Rep. Webber attends annual State of the State Address Categories: Webber News,Webber Photos PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mike Webber welcomed Dr. Jim Lentini, Oakland University Provost, as his guest on the House floor for the annual State of the State address.last_img

Nearing a Budget Deal Congress Remembers the Appropriations Process