Archive for June, 2012

France weather storm, England sink Sweden

Francebrushed aside co-hosts Ukraine 2-0 in a Group D game suspended for 55 minutes by a violent thunderstorm and England fought back to beat Sweden 3-2 after more enthralling action at Euro 2012 on Friday.

Sweden became only the …

Gary Barlow beats Peter Andre to Celebrity Dad of the Year

Gary Barlow nicked the highly sought-after accolade of Celebrity Father of the Year from two-time reigning champ Peter Andre, claiming the top spot for the first time.

Having shown the public his fatherly kindness as a mentor on the X …

Commission launches proposal calls for T/Cypriot community

European Commission on Friday launched the call for proposals “Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) development: Modernising Products and Services” as part of the EU funded Aid Programme to encourage the economic development of the Turkish Cypriot community.

According to an …

Cyprus life guard shortage

A shortage of funds for hiring lifeguards has meant that some beaches on the island are only partially patrolled during the day while others will have no cover at all this summer.
Speaking to The Cyprus Weekly, Cyprus Tourism Organisation …

Nicosia: Woman 27 dies after drinking pesticide

A 27-year-old  beautician who drank pesticide believing it was a weight-loss drink, died in Nicosia General Hospital overnight.
Stephanie Veronica Zenonos became unconscious rapidly after taking the poison at her beauty salon in Nicosia.
Police are leaving their options open …

Woman athlete arrested on charges that she is actually “male”.

Police in India have arrested a woman athlete on allegations of “rape”‘ and charges that she is actually “male”.

Pinki Pramanik was arrested in West Bengal state after a complaint from her live-in partner, also a woman.

Police say they …

Tension reported in Pyla where Greek and T/Cypriots live together

Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (14.06.12) reports that tension was created last night in Pyla village, where Turkish and Greek Cypriots are living together, when two Turkish Cypriots were shot by four Greek Cypriot plainclothes policemen. According to the paper, …

Britain fights euro zone threat with £100 billion credit boost

The government and Bank of England will flood Britain’s banking system with more than 100 billion pounds, seeking to pump credit through an economy struggling to escape recession under the “black cloud” of the euro zonecrisis.

In his annual …

Greeks vent election despair through graffiti

The messages are stark – the prime minister is an IMF puppet, life inside the euro is a death sentence, don’t vote.

With an election just days away that may decide whether debt-choked Greece stays in the single currency, Greeks …

EU needs to emerge stronger from the crisis, Markoullis says

Minister of Foreign Affairs Erato Kozakou Markoullis noted on Thursday that the EU should emerge stronger from the crisis by further deepening European integration.

 Addressing a conference in Nicosia, organized by the University of Cyprus, the Cyprus Institute of Mediterranean, …