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CyTA to enter Greek mobile market [Cyprus Mail]

By Angelos Anastasiou WITH A focus on implementing its growth and value-adding strategy, CyTA has decided to enter the highly competitive mobile telephony market in Greece via its Greek subsidiary, the semi-state telecoms company has announced. At a news conference, conducted simultaneously in Athens and Nicosia via telepresence, the company presented its latest strategic venture.

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Friday Sep 12 | The Cyprus Weekly

Eurobarometer survey

Protecting the environment is important for 95% of Europeans-including Cypriots albeit to a lesser degree-- according to the results of a Eurobarometer survey. Of the 500 people interview in Cyprus for the 27,998 interview survey, 68% said they considered protecting the environment important to them.

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Friday Sep 12 | The Cyprus Weekly

Under attack

Despite assurances by the Attorney General, Opposition Akel insist the President should look into a possible conflict of interest where Central Bank Governor Chrystalla Georghadji is concerned. Georghadji's only daughter Marianna works for the law firm of her father Andreas, the Governor's ex-husband, currently representing collapsed Laiki Bank's former strongman Andreas Vgenopoulos in a lawsuit filed against him by the lender's administrator.

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Friday Sep 12 | The Financial Mirror

REFUGEES: Cyprus to get 32 mln from EU in relief aid

EU funds worth 3.1 bln euros will be allocated to member states during the period 2014-2020, aiming for the relief of refugees and asylum seekers, while Cyprus is expected to receive around 32 mln for the same purpose. According to a public discussion on "Refugee Integration in Cyprus: Managing Diversity", held at the EU House, in Nicosia, organised by the UNHCR office in Cyprus, the European Parliament Office and the Representation of the European Commission, Cyprus was commended by speakers for efforts to improve conditions at the Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers, in Kofinou.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Financial Mirror

CYPRUS: Another - new national strategy' for tourism

President Nicos Anastasiades has declared that his government plans to draft a national strategy on tourism, probably the fifth in two decades, in an effort to pluck Cyprus out of the doldrums of arrival numbers to beyond the 2-2.5 mln tourists received in the past ten years. Communications and Works Minister Marios Demetriades, addressing the annual meeting of the Association of Cyprus Travel Agents this week on behalf of President Anastasiades, said the government had carefully examined the problems in the sector and was promoting solutions.

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The Financial Mirror

UK: British Parliament debates Cyprus

A debate on Cyprus and the prospect of a settlement through the ongoing talks was held in the British Parliament on Tuesday afternoon, on the initiative of the north London MP David Burrowes. The Conservative delegate reminded his colleagues that after 40 years of division and continuing presence of more than 40,000 Turkish troops in northern Cyprus "every year, every month, every week, every day that goes by is a human tragedy for all Cypriots."

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Guardian

Carta Worldwide to open payment processing centre in P.E.I.

The global company, which helps businesses process payments and carry out electronic financial transactions, will set up a data site at the Atlantic Technology Centre with assistance from Innovation P.E.I. "This shows the success our province has had in attracting businesses with a global outlook," Allen Roach, Minister of Innovation and Advanced Learning. The Charlottetown office of Carta Worldwide is expected to employ up to 17 people by summer 2016.

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The Financial Mirror

EIB high-level delegation to visit Cyprus next week

A high-level delegation from the European Investment Bank is expected to pay a visit to Cyprus on Friday, September 19, in order to sign new financing instruments in support of the Cypriot economy. As CNA learns, the delegation will be headed by EIB President Werner Hoyer and EIB Vice President Mihai Tanasescu and will have contacts with the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, the country`s Finance Minister Harris Georgiades and other officials.

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The Financial Mirror

CYPRUS: Property scammer gets 5 years in jail

The District Court of Famagusta sentenced Kypros Kyprianou, 55, to five years in jail on Wednesday, after he was found guilty of forgery and theft from representation. Kyprianou and his property company Famagusta Developers Ltd. have also been fined 6,000 euros.

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The Financial Mirror

CYPRUS denounces Erdogan's illegal visit to the occupied areas

Cyprus has denounced to the United Nations the recent illegal visit of the President of Turkey Recept Tayyip Erdogan to Cyprus Turkish occupied areas. According to an official press release, the Foreign Ministry denounced Erdogan`s illegal visit, through the Republic of Cyprus Permanent Representative at the UN in New York.

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Goal.com

Champions League Group F Betting Preview: Why Paris Saint-Germain could upstage Barcelona

Phil Kitromilides explains why the price of 9/4 for the Ligue 1 champions to finish top of Group F ahead of Barcelona, Ajax and Apoel Nicosia is worthy of consideration Barcelona's progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League should, in theory, be relatively serene although the Catalans will be extremely wary of a Paris Saint-Germain side that came to within a single goal of eliminating them from the competition two seasons ago. Luis Enrique's side are the clear favorites to top Group F at 4/11 with bet365 while PSG are offered at an intriguing 9/4 , a price which without doubt attract plenty of attention.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Announces Day of 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

The Company's board of directors has fixed the close of business on Thursday, October 2, 2014 as the record date for the determination of the shareholders entitled to receive notice and to vote at the Annual Meeting or any adjournments or postponements thereof. Formal notice of the Annual Meeting and the Company's proxy statement are expected to be sent to shareholders on or about Monday, October 6, 2014.

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Antrim Today

New Managing Director at Belfast International Airport

Mr Keddie replaces John Doran, Managing Director of Belfast International Airport since 2006, who is stepping aside for health reasons. Mr Keddie joins from Hermes Airports where he was Executive Commercial Manager, responsible for all commercial revenue at Larnaca and Paphos airports in Cyprus.

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The Cyprus Weekly

Community power

Newly formed 'Cyprus Future', an organisation that supports the advancement of Cypriots in British public life, is advocating a ten-point plan that it hopes will act as a catalyst for renewal and reform within the UK's British Cypriot community. The organisation's interim chairman John Kaponi said: "We want to see many younger people, more women and reform minded members of our community really embed themselves inside the political and civil life of this great nation that we call our home, Great Britain.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Theboltonnews.co.uk

Big Brother winner Helen Wood unwittingly led police to firearms fugitive lover

BIG Brother winner Helen Wood unwittingly led police to her firearms fugitive lover after he fled the country to Cyprus, a court heard. Louis Larsson had been released halfway through a five-year prison term when he fled from Bolton - but the 29-year-old was arrested by police in Cyprus after police followed Miss Wood there, Bolton Crown Court heard.

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The Cyprus Weekly

Leaving Cyprus

More and more Britons living in Paphos are packing up and going home according to a special news feature from Sky TV in the UK. A Sky News crew arrived on the island last month as British forces on the island's bases began mobilising as tensions began to escalate in Iraq.

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The Cyprus Weekly

Anastasiades, Eroglu to meet

Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide announced on Friday, after meeting separately with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, that the two leaders will meet on September 17, at the Good Offices Mission in the United Nations Protected Area in Nicosia. According to the Spokesperson of the Good Offices Mission in Cyprus, Michel Bonnardeaux, Eide arrived in Cyprus on Friday afternoon and met President Nicos Anastasiades and later the same day with Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Cyprus Weekly

Cyprus quake

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale on Friday shook the coastal town's Polis Chrysochous area, the island's Geological Department said. There were no reports of casualties or damages.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

EKathimerini

Turkish foreign ministry expresses 'astonishment' over Athens reaction [Update]

Ankara has sought to play down recent comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Cyprus that sparked a strong reaction from Greece's foreign ministry, according to reports Friday. During a visit to the Turkish-occupied north of Nicosia earlier this week, Erdogan called for a two-state solution for the divided island while claiming that Greece was not A'doing its dutyA' as a guarantor power to break the ongoing deadlock.

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The Financial Mirror

POLITICS: Commissioner posting paves Cyprus ruling party changes

The appointment of MEP Christos Stylianides as the next Commissioner from Cyprus has created a change of events that should usher in some changes to the ruling Democratic Rally's hierarchy. With Stylianides moving to Brussels to take charge of the Internet and Culture portfolio, his place in the European Parliament will be taken up the runner up in the May 25 elections, party deputy leader Lefteris Christoforou.

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