August 10, 2019

Mexicos Minister of Tourism Rodolfo Elizondo in

first_imgMexico’s Minister of Tourism, Rodolfo Elizondo, inaugurated the Mexico’s pavilion yesterday, with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the 2009 Motivation Show, which began yesterday and will continue on through Thursday, October 1st at the McCormick Palace in Chicago.Accompanied by the Consul General of Mexico in Chicago, Manuel Rodriguez; the CEO of the Mexico Tourism Board, Oscar Fitch and by various state tourism authorities, Elizondo thanked exhibitors and wished them much success in their efforts to continue to attract more visitors to Mexico, taking advantage of the benefits that Mexico offers the meetings and conventions industry.According to the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA), Mexico has moved from 11th to 9th place in terms of number of attendees at conferences worldwide. This means that from 2008 to 2009, the number of attendees increased from 74,116 to 119,084, a significant boost of 6 percent.The Motivation Show is instrumental for Mexico, being that it is the most important tradeshow for the incentive travel market, and is visited by more than 20,000 people throughout the world.Also during his visit, the Society of Incentive & Travel Executives (SITE), awarded Elizondo the SITE Solidarity Award in recognition for the work that Mexico has done to promote its tourism, the governments response after the influenza outbreak and the continuous support it gives back to the meetings and incentives industry.Elizondo also met with various industry leaders such as Orbitz and United Airlines, to discuss trends in travel and tourism opportunities in Mexico, as well as strategies to help restore air travel frequency to Mexico. He also met with Alumni Holiday International, one of the largest companies for educational and cultural group travel, with whom he discussed the opportunities for Mexico in this segment, including museum groups, schools, colleges, universities and alumni associations of the most prestigious institutions in the United States. Elizondo concluded his trip yesterday with a final meeting with directors of Martiz, the largest incentive programs company in the world.www.magicofmexico.comPhoto 1: Oscar Fitch, CEO of the Mexico Tourism Board; Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago, Manuel Rodriguez; Juan A. Ochoa, Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority; and Mexico’s Minister of Tourism Rodolfo Elizondo inaugurate the Mexico Pavilion during the opening of the 2009 Motivation Show in Chicago.Photo 2: Oscar Fitch, CEO of the Mexico Tourism Board; Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago, Manuel Rodriguez; Juan A. Ochoa, Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority; and Mexico’s Minister of Tourism Rodolfo Elizondo inaugurate the Mexico Pavilion during the opening of the 2009 Motivation Show in Chicago.Photo 3: Mariachis entertained visitors serenading them with music.Photo 4: Mariachis & Soccer players entertained visitors at the Mexico booth.last_img read more

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first_img LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Backstreet Boys have a new single.They released “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” on Thursday, along with a video that shows the quintet dancing in sync. Singer Nick Carter tweeted thanks to fans for 25 years of support.Carter, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, A.J. McLean and Howie Dorough will resume a 21-show Las Vegas residency in July. FILE – In this July 9, 2017, file photo, Brian Littrell, from left, Kevin Richardson, AJ McLean, Nick Carter and Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys perform during the Festival d’ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada. The Backstreet Boys have a new single. They released “Don’t Go Break My Heart” on Thursday, May 17, 2018, along with a video. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File) Backstreet Boys release new single and videocenter_img by The Associated Press Posted May 17, 2018 3:33 am PDT Last Updated May 17, 2018 at 4:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img Mary Walsh accepts her award at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on Sunday, March 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette Canadian Screen Awards kick off with comedy sketch and brisk, hostless format TORONTO — The Canadian Screen Awards kicked off in quippy Canuck style Sunday with a comedy sketch on homegrown celebrities involving the cast of “Baroness von Sketch Show,” singer Jann Arden and actor Jerry O’Connell.The “Baroness” women — in the vino-guzzling personas of their Red Wine Ladies sketches — were imbibing and gossiping about Canadian stars in a backstage lounge area of Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts when they were joined by Arden, star of the new CTV series “Jann,” and O’Connell, of “Billions” fame.Actor Andrew Phung of “Kim’s Convenience” also joined them in the introductory skit before kicking off the festivities onstage, noting this year’s show didn’t have a host and boasting how 60 per cent of the films nominated were directed by women.Drag queen Tynomi Banks appeared on stage alongside Phung, serving as the “party ambassador.”CSA organizers chose not to have a host this year in a bid to experiment with the awards-show format, which resulted in a brisk pace at the start.Early winners included Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse, stars of CTV’s detective drama “Cardinal: Blackfly Season.”In a tearful speech, Virginia-born Campbell thanked the local cast and crew of northern Ontario, where the show is filmed.“I’m a Yank and I’m particularly grateful for Canada being Canada these days,” he said.The show capped off a week of ceremonies in which the bulk of the trophies were handed out.At a gala earlier Sunday, Maxime Giroux’s allegorical drama “The Great Darkened Days” took a leading five film awards, including best cinematography for Sara Mishara and best supporting actress for Sarah Gadon. The surreal wartime story, which follows a Quebecois draft dodger who works as a Charlie Chaplin impersonator in the American southwest, was also up for three more awards to be handed out later in the evening, including best director.Nabbing two awards apiece were Daniel Roby’s disaster thriller “Just a Breath Away” and Robert Budreau’s “Stockholm,” which stars Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace in a drama based on the 1973 hostage crisis in the Swedish capital.“Stockholm” took best adapted screenplay while the comedy “Slut in a Good Way” won best original screenplay. Other early film winners included Nicholas de Pencier for best cinematography on “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch,” and the Oscar-nominated animated short “Animal Behaviour” by Vancouver-based couple Alison Snowden and David Fine, and their producer, Michael Fukushima.Another Oscar nominee, Jeremy Comte’s “Fauve,” won best live action short drama.Best supporting actor went to Richard Clarkin for the 1970s-era drama “The Drawer Boy,” which is an adaptation of Michael Healey’s stage play and is directed by Arturo Perez Torres and Aviva Armour-Ostroff.Charlie Tyrell won best documentary short for “My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes,” and Geneviève Dulude-De Celles took the John Dunning best first feature film award for the coming-of-age drama “A Colony.”The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television administers the awards, which honour Canadian talent in film, television and digital media in 135 categories.Earlier this week, the CBC series “Anne with an E” and the CTV detective drama “Cardinal: Blackfly Season” got a leading five awards.“Anne with an E,” which is inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel “Anne of Green Gables,” won honours including best supporting actor for R.H. Thomson and best supporting actress for Geraldine James.“Cardinal”‘s wins included best limited series as well as honours for direction and writing.Comedy star Mary Walsh received the Earle Grey Award for her body of work during Sunday’s show, while Deepa Mehta was to get the Lifetime Achievement Award.The Kids in the Hall comedy troupe showed up to get the Academy Icon Award, and actor Stephan James was to receive the inaugural Radius Award, which goes to a Canadian making waves globally.Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 31, 2019 5:38 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img by Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press Posted May 17, 2019 7:30 am PDT Canada-U.S. theatre company explores The Beatles and unique Quebec border town STANSTEAD, Que. — Sitting half in Stanstead, Que. and half in Derby Line, VT., the Haskell Free Library and Opera House has long been an international meeting place, where Canadian and American citizens can mingle freely across the border line drawn on the floor — as long as they return to the proper country afterwards.But the most talked-about meeting in the border-straddling Victorian-style building is one that never happened at all.When writer Ross Murray moved to Stanstead in 1992, he became fascinated with an outlandish local legend: that The Beatles had almost met at the Opera House in the early 1970s to discuss a reunion tour.The rumour, which has persisted despite a lack of evidence it ever happened, is the subject of Murray’s play, “All Together Now”, which mixes history and fiction to create a comedic homage to the library and the unique realities of his border town — where in places a line of flower pots is all that separates Canada and the United States.“It really is a magical place, this library itself, because it serves two communities in two countries,” Murray said, before correcting himself.“No it serves one community in two countries.”  Murray’s play, subtitled “The possibly true story of a thing that almost happened,” includes some historical town characters, including the local librarian and mayor. The Beatles, like in real life, never make an appearance.“The play is not ultimately about the Beatles rumour, it’s about people connecting in the library,” he said. Murray said Stanstead and Derby Line residents are used to being portrayed by journalists and other outsiders, who are drawn to their flower-pot border and commitment to maintaining a community that crosses national boundaries, despite the fact that residents can no longer wander across the border as freely as they used to.But he said it’s rare they get to see themselves depicted by one of their own.“One town really just flowed into the other, and there was a lot more back and forth between the community, the people, organizations,” he said. “That’s the beautiful thing to me, and the play celebrates that fact that we are one community, and we still are despite the barriers that have been put up over the last decade, decade-and-a-half.”The play is being performed this Friday, Saturday and Sunday by Borderline Players, which is made up of community theatre enthusiasts hailing from both sides of the border.John Young, who plays three characters, including the U.S. Border Patrol agent narrator, said Thursday it’s special to perform in the Opera House, an ornately decorated heritage building that was built in 1904 deliberately straddling the border.“It was intentionally done to serve two communities, this way, and as a significant emblem of friendship between our two countries,” he said Thursday as he prepared to rehearse on the Opera House’s stage, which had been transformed to look like the library one floor below.Leanne Harple, a theatre teacher, plays librarian Adelaide Prangley. Harple, who like Young is from nearby Glover, Vt., remembers hearing about the rumoured Beatles meeting when she was young. “I would like to believe it actually did happen and there’s this huge cover up,” she said with a laugh.Stanstead, a sleepy town of quaint historic cottages and well-kept gardens, where patrolling RCMP SUVs provide the only visible signs of heightened security, seems an unlikely meeting place for Britain’s Fab Four.But Murray insists the scenario isn’t that far-fetched.For a period in 1973, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were each facing drug charges, which would have left Lennon reluctant to exit the United States and McCartney unable to enter. The Haskell Library, where citizens of both countries can circulate without a passport, would have been the perfect place to “subvert the border,” he said.“So if they had wanted to have a meeting, this would have been a great spot for it,” Murray said.But after researching local sources and contacting prominent Beatles historians, Murray concluded that not only did the meeting not happen, there’s no concrete evidence it was even planned.He also reached out to McCartney’s representative, who did not answer.But despite the lack of evidence of the meeting, Murray isn’t quite ready to dismiss the local legend.He said several former residents, including the former librarian, swore it was planned, and there are enough written mentions of it to make him believe there’s something to the rumour.“Where there’s smoke there’s fire,” Murray said, echoing one of Young’s lines in the play.Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A line crossing the Haskell Library and Opera House in Stanstead, Que. on Thursday, May 16, 2019, marks the border between Canada and the United States. Built in 1901, the library that straddles the international border in Stanstead, Quebec and Derby Line, Vermont, has long been a symbol of harmony between the two countries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson last_img read more

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first_imgCher drops postponed Winnipeg show from her tour due to ‘scheduling difficulties’ WINNIPEG — Cher won’t be turning back time to play Winnipeg after all.Several weeks after a sudden illness left the pop diva’s fans hanging inside the venue, organizers say plans to reschedule her concert have been scrapped.Live Nation blames “scheduling difficulties” for making a new date for Here We Go Again at Bell MTS Place impossible.Originally the promoter had encouraged fans to hold onto their tickets for a rescheduled show.The cancellation deals another disappointment to about 10,000 fans who were blindsided when Cher cancelled her Winnipeg show last month — nearly an hour after her opening act had finished their set.Concertgoers were told the 73-year-old singer was stricken by a “sudden short-term illness” that prevented her from performing.Cher tweeted an apology to fans the following night saying she was “literally (heartbroken),” using a brokenheart emoji.“It truly hurts me to disappoint fans who are excited about coming to see my show,” she added in the tweet.Cher pushed onwards with her tour in the days after her illness, playing four other western Canadian cities.Live Nation says tickets purchased online and by phone will be refunded automatically while other tickets can be refunded at the point of purchase. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Cher performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Las Vegas. Cher won’t be turning back time to play Winnipeg after all. Several weeks after a sudden illness left the pop diva’s fans hanging inside the venue, organizers say plans to reschedule her concert have been scrapped. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris Pizzello/Invision center_img by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 13, 2019 12:30 pm PDT Follow @dfriend on Twitter.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO — When Nicole Wichinsky first saw Joey Jeremiah in his signature Hawaiian shirt and denim vest, brown locks cascading beneath a wide-brimmed fedora, his impish grin sent her heart aflutter.For the 12-year-old growing up in New Jersey in the early 1990s, this was more than just a crush, but introduction to the close-knit, if sometimes overdramatic, social scene of “Degrassi Junior High” and its senior successor “Degrassi High.”“The actors on the show looked like people I knew… And it had real issues that couldn’t be summed up in 27 minutes,” said Wichinsky, now a 38-year-old talent agent in New York City. “Here’s a school, and I feel like I’m a part of it even though I don’t go there.”Wichinsky is among hundreds of fans who are making the pilgrimage to a Toronto convention centre for Friday’s kickoff of Degrassi Palooza, a three-day nostalgia fest where the stars of the original series, and the viewers who grew up alongside them will relive their glory days at the fictional school in the 1980s and ’90s, according to organizer Pat Mastroianni, who played the dreamy Joey Jeremiah.“Normally, a high school reunion is tedious, and you really don’t want to go,” Mastroianni, 47, said by phone last week. “For many of our socially awkward fans … this is the high school reunion they want to go to.”At the request of the show’s rights-holders, Mastroianni stresses that event at the Westin Toronto Airport Hotel is in no way affiliated with the official “Degrassi” franchise. The 47-year-old celebrity booking agent is self-financing the convention, and broke even a few weeks ago after selling 300 tickets.Schedule itinerary includes a bus tour of the Toronto locations where “Degrassi” was shot; a trivia contest; a cosplay competition where fans will whip out the hairspray and don their ’80s finest; and throwback karaoke and dance party.Roughly 25 cast and crew members are on the guest list, including Nicole Stoffman, who played queen bee Stephanie Kaye; Amanda Stepto, who defied follicular physics with her fanned-out feathered hairdo as Christine “Spike” Nelson; and Stefan Brogren, who played Archie “Snake” Simpson, one of the rockers in the band “The Zit Remedy.”The lineup has been sorted into groups of five that will meet with fans, sign autographs and hold photo-ops that can cost up to $70 a pop.Mastroianni said most “Degrassi” alumni have been out of the limelight for decades, and the fees are only meant to cover their costs of travel and accommodations.For Stacie Mistysyn, who played teenage activist Caitlin Ryan, Degrassi Palooza represents a much-needed “escape from momhood” as the stay-at-home caretaker of two young children.Mistysyn, who has previously made appearances across the country with other castmates, said it initially felt like she was more nervous than the fans at the meet-and-greets.  But as people confided in Mistysyn about the show’s impact, both as a form of escapism and a reflection of their real-life struggles, she came to see that the universal tumult of growing up transcended the TV screen.“I feel like we have grown up together, because they watched us on TV, and they were the ones going through it with us,” said Mistysyn, 47. In the lead up to the extravaganza, the Degrassi High and Junior High Facebook group, which has more than 2,000 members, has been abuzz with excitement from fans flying in from as far away as California. There’s also a hint of FOMO — fear of missing out — from those who couldn’t make the trek.This sense of community is integral to the “Degrassi” ethos, said Mastroianni, enshrined in the crew’s nickname for the cast, “narbos,” an acronym for “no acting required by others.”Plucked from high schools across Toronto, the untrained actors in the inaugural class of “Degrassi” imbued the show with a low-budget verite that set it apart from slick TV dramas such as “Beverly Hills, 90210,” or even the later “Degrassi” reboots that launched the careers of stars like Drake and Nina Dobrev.The Toronto-set teen soap opera depicted adolescence in all its hormone-crazed, pimple-studded ennui, he said. The characters were working class and represented a range of family and racial backgrounds, and the storylines confronted taboo issues including teenage pregnancy, abortion and suicide.Mastroianni said he and his fellow original “Degrassi” cast members weren’t just actors reciting lines from a script, but teenagers reacting to the world around them. In the show, viewers saw themselves, he said, and so too they have adopted the “narbo” as the moniker for the fandom.He said his goal with Degrassi Palooza is to erase the high-school-esque hierarchy that elevates the celebrity “cool kids” above their adoring masses, so whether one experienced “Degrassi” on set or watching at home, narbos can come together and celebrate how far they’ve come.“We all made it through that very awkward stage in our life, and we’re on the other side,” said Mastroianni. “We’re still sometimes a little bit shy and awkward and anxiety-ridden, and that’s OK. We’re allowed to feel that way, and we can teach each other some life lessons along the way.”Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press by Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 13, 2019 12:21 pm PDT Former cast members of the original Degrassi television series pose in this recent handout photo. Hundreds of fans are making the pilgrimage to a Toronto convention centre for Friday’s kickoff of Degrassi Palooza, a three-day nostalgia fest where the stars of the original series and the viewers who grew up alongside them will relive their glory days at the fictional school in the 1980s and ’90s. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Carmela Scalzi *MANDATORY CREDIT* ‘Degrassi’ cast and fans to relive awkward adolescent glory at three-day reunionlast_img read more

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by Andrew Dalton The Associated Press Posted

first_img by Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press Posted Jul 25, 2019 12:05 pm PDT Cosby accuser Janice Dickinson says deal brings some justice AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img LOS ANGELES — Model Janice Dickinson calls settling a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby a “victory” that brings a “measure of justice” but says nothing can erase her assault by the now-imprisoned comedian.Dickinson spoke to reporters Thursday at the office of her attorney Lisa Bloom, who said the case was settled for an “epic” amount. She says the terms of the deal keep the exact figure confidential.Cosby insurer American International Group Inc. settled the case without his approval, as it has with at least eight other women who filed similar lawsuits.Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt says the comedian denies the assault and defamation allegations and has been robbed of a chance to prove it in court.Dickinson alleges that he drugged and raped her in 1982.Cosby was convicted and sent to prison for a 2004 sexual assault.Andrew Dalton, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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December 27 1996 Wall sheathing progressing

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July 13 2000 Time to pick peaches again The peac

first_imgJuly 13, 2000Time to pick peaches again! The peach trees are filled with juicy, delicious peaches!What an oasis of an orchard to find in the Arizona desert. In this photo, Arcosantigardeners Adamand Andy take a bite after working during a blazing hot morning. What bliss! RIPEARCOSANTI PEACHES! Photo by: DoctressNeutopialast_img

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first_imgFebruary 8, 2010 Welcome to this little boy, born to almni Ania and Adam. Adam: “his name is Wayland Tadeusz and he was born Friday the 29th in the early morning”.[photos: Ania + Adam & text: Ania, Adam, sue]last_img

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July 12 2010 A lovely addition to Saturday evenin

first_imgJuly 12, 2010 A lovely addition to Saturday evenings Italian Night was the art opening “Works on Paper: Arcosanti” of alumna Raya Bodnarchuk. Raya attended Siltpile at Cosanti in the summer of 1970. [image & text: Raya Bodnarchuk, sa] Raya Bodnarchuk works and lives in Glen Echo, Maryland. She makes sculpture and two dimensional works that are clear and timeless. Raya has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a professor of fine arts at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington , D.C. [photo: sue & text: Raya Bodnarchuk] For many years, Raya was an artist in residence at Glen Echo Park, Md. Her studio work in the park’s early life contributed to it’s development as an arts park for the National Park Service. She is best known for her bronze, aluminum and wood figures and animals, and paper cut outs and prints. She uses enduring forms, shapes and subjects that have a classic permanence and connectedness to the world. Her public works can be seen in the Baltimore Washington corridor and in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Institutes of Health, The Washington Post, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and private collections. [photo: sue & text: Raya Bodnarchuk]last_img read more

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February 19 2014This continues our report about a

first_imgFebruary 19, 2014This continues our report about a winter project for our construction and groundskeeping crew and volunteers, the renovation of the East Foundry Apartment access and surrounding landscape [see posts from 12/16, 12/18, 12/20, 12/23, 12/27, 12/30/2013 and from 1/3 to 1/20/2014, 2/5 and 2/7/2014].Issac is pouring concrete into the stair form.[photo by Colleen Connery]Paolo van Erp on the wheel barrow.[photo by Colleen Connery]The pour is complete.[photo by Sue Kirsch] Isaac scrubs the surface with a hard brush.[photo by Sue Kirsch]The form has been removed and we can see the rough surface to match the existing path.[photo by Sue Kirsch]last_img

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August 9, 2019

Supermarket survey finds wide variation in prices

first_imgA study on prices across a handful of supermarkets in Cyprus to compare basic products was published on Wednesday by the consumer protection service.Conducted on October 2, it found that in Nicosia, the cheapest supermarket was Athienitis with 124 basic items costing €285.92. Debenhams was the most expensive with the same products costing €351.43.Six supermarkets were inspected for the study in Nicosia, including Athienitis, Debenhams, Sklavenitis, Ioannides, Metro and Alphamega.In Larnaca, 154 products were compared across Stelios, Sklavenitis, Metro and Alphamega supermarkets. The cheapest was found to be Stelios, with the items costing €362.62 and the Alphamega being the most expensive at €412.36.Lysiotis supermarket was found to be the cheapest in Limassol with 137 products costing €366.07 and €409.86 in Debenhams which was the most expensive compared to Papantoniou, Alphamega, Sklavenitis and Metro.The study found that in Paphos, Sklavenitis was the cheapest with 173 items costing €447.73 compared to Alphamega and Papantoniou which was the most expensive at €494.22.Three supermarkets were inspected in Famagusta, the cheapest being Kokkinos where 184 products cost €440.65 and Metro was the most expensive at €450.20. Sklavenitis was narrowly cheaper than Metro at €449.26.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 ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo 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

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Cyprus Greece agree to strengthen joint armament programmes

first_imgCyprus and Greece have agreed to further strengthen their joint armament programmes with the aim of exploiting the opportunities offered for synergies and funding in the framework of Pesco (Permanent Structured Cooperation).The decision was taken during a meeting between Defence Minister Christophoros Fokaides and Greek Minister of National Defence Panos Kammenos in Nicosia.A joint communique issued by the ministries said that a permanent technical committee will be set up between the two ministries for this purpose.Fokaides and Kammenos discussed bilateral and European interest issues as well as initiatives which they undertake on a regional level.The two reviewed developments regarding the operation of Pesco, especially the need to secure unanimity for the participation of third countries in individual programmes.The adoption of programmes of particular national interest for Cyprus and Greece, such as maritime surveillance, cyber-threat management, crisis management, and other concerns, is also positive at a first stage, the communique said.Greece and Cyprus coordinate their moves to take advantage of opportunities created at both the political as well as the operational levels in the context of a new European Defence Union.The communique also added that following the successful tripartite meeting of the defence ministers with Egypt on Thursday, as well as tripartite talks with Israel, it was decided to organise new tripartite defence ministerial meetings at a regional level to promote a stability and security network in the wider region.You May LikeSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoYahoo 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 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

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Union calls for action on suspected halloumi cheats

first_imgThe Union of Cypriot Farmers (Eka) on Thursday urged Trade and Commerce Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis to order lab tests on halloumi cheese samples, as some producers are suspected of using too much cows’ milk or milk powder, flouting a 2014 decree on the milk ratio in the product.In a letter, Eka head Panikos Chambas, asked the minister to order intensive checks to confirm whether the decree that stipulates that that the ratio of goat and sheep milk, or a combination of both, needs to be greater than the amount of cow’s milk in halloumi is being respected.The decree calls for an increase in the quantity of sheep and goat milk in halloumi from 20 per cent to 50 per cent.The move is aimed at eventually encouraging the increase in production levels of sheep and goat milk in line with an application Cyprus has filed to the European Commission to register halloumi cheese as Protected Designation of Origin (PDO).Several cheesemakers are not happy about this provision in the application as cow milk is cheaper and more easily available.Chambas said in his letter that some cheesemakers have recently not been purchasing sheep and goat milk, and as a result there is surplus of this milk.“Furthermore, some industries, are probably using milk powder in the production of halloumi,” the letter said.The union urged Lakkotrypis to order lab tests on halloumi cheese samples to discover whether this is true.In the past, cheesemakers who were found to be non-compliant with the decree have been fined.The PDO application is still pending. Former agriculture minister Nicos Kouyilais had said last November that all that remains to be done to finalise the approval is to amend the green line regulations so that Turkish Cypriots can market the halloumi they produce. The two sides disagree over how this should be done.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 ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Police search for missing girl from Kokkinotrimithia

first_imgPolice are searching for Plamena Botrus, 13, who has been missing from her home in the village of Kokkinotrimithia in Nicosia since Tuesday morning, authorities said.The girl is described as being of medium size, approximately 1.6 metres tall, with brown hair.Anyone with information of the girl’s whereabouts is asked to contact the town’s police station at 22-607140, the nearest police station, or the public help line at 1460.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 saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Helios relatives to mark 13th anniversary of crash

first_imgMemorial events will mark the crash of the Helios flight 13 years ago north of Athens both in Cyprus and in Greece over the next few days.Relatives of the 121 people who died in the crash on August 14, 2005, will conduct a modest ceremony in Larnaca on August 11 at 8pm. During the memorial, on Europa square, candles will be lit.On Wednesday, August 14, a church service will be held at the chapel which was built in Grammatiko, Attica, where the aircraft went down.Around 60 people, relatives of the victims, are expected to travel to Greece to attend this event and climb the nearby mountain where the tail of the aircraft was found.On the morning of the tragedy, the Helios Airways Flight 522 was scheduled to fly from Larnaca to Prague via Athens. It crashed at 12.03pm near the village of Grammatiko, around 30 kilometres from Athens international airport.There were 115 passengers and six crew members onboard the plane. The majority on board were Cypriot nationals.On February 2, 2013, a Court of Appeals in Athens convicted three of the four defendants in the air disaster and sentenced them to 122 years imprisonment each.The Athens court found the three executives guilty of allowing the Boeing 737-300 to take off with an unfit replacement crew. The engineer was found guilty of failing to reset a pressure valve, causing both crew and passengers to pass out from lack of oxygen. The plane flew for hours on automatic pilot before running out of fuel and crashing into the hillside. The three executives were given the option to buy out their ten-year sentence which they did, paying €73,000 each.Chief engineer Alan Irwin, the fourth defendant, who had checked the aircraft before the doomed flight, was found not guilty.In Cyprus, the case, which was brought before the Nicosia assize court, was suspended following the Athens ruling. All charges were dismissed and the defendants acquitted.You May LikePOM Industries LLCPOM Pepper Spray – Next Generation of Performance, Quality and SafetyPOM Industries LLCUndoMyeloma | Search AdsMultiple Myeloma: Early Signs & SymptomsMyeloma | Search AdsUndoHealthXoXo7 Heart Unfriendly Foods You Are Eating Without Realizing! Stop Eating These!HealthXoXoUndo ‘Ordinary hero’ says EU cooperation succeeded in combating human traffickingUndoLimassol police investigating attempted murderUndoCypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Striking bus drivers prepare to descend on presidential palace

first_imgPaphos bus drivers said on Monday evening they were still planning on protesting outside the presidential palace on Tuesday despite a last-ditch effort by the transport ministry which paid their company the subsidies for October and November.A spokesman for the drivers, Christos Evangelou, told state television CyBC they were going ahead with the protest because they had not received any assurances for the December and 13th salaries.“We will first go to the presidential palace and then parliament,” he said.He said the company, Osypa, could not guarantee anything beyond November.The transport ministry said on Monday it had made the payments for October and November and called on the company to pay the drivers in line with the law and its contractual obligations.The ministry said the company should not victimize its staff over financial differences it had with the ministry.Earlier Monday, Osypa CEO Constantinos Ioannides accused the transport ministry of hassling drivers of private bus companies into transporting students to and from school each day.Complaints regarding the ministry’s harassment of drivers of private bus companies come from the drivers themselves, Ioannides told the Cyprus News Agency.The allegation follows the announcement on Friday by the transport ministry permanent secrtetary, Stavros Michael, who said they would be drafting a plan B, which involved securing alternative means of public transportation, with the transportation of school children being the ministry’s highest priority.“We are willing to give Osypa one more opportunity for dialogue, but if a solution is not found in the next few days, we will have to move forward with plan B,” Michael said.The current deadlock between the state and the public transport provider is the result of the bus company insisting that the ministry draws up a new independent arbitration committee to assess their dispute on financial matters, while the state refuses to begin dialogue until strike measures cease, with striking employees refusing to yield until a solution is found between the two parties.The intermittent strike measures have caused serious problems for public transport users who are mainly students, the elderly, low-income workers and tourists. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoFreedom Debt ReliefPeople In Heavy Debt Are In For A SurpriseFreedom Debt ReliefUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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RD a model for the Cypriot economy

first_imgTHE MEDICAL School at the University of Nicosia and the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics are organising an event on June 13 entitled The Israeli Experience in R&D: A Model for the Cypriot economy.A presentation will be given by Professor Yehoshua Gleitman, who is considered to be the father of the technology industry and innovation in Israel. He is also an innovative consultant for the World Bank.Gleitman’s presentation will describe Israel’s experience in the field of research and development. He will introduce aspects of the high-tech industry and describe the role of the state in the industry. The coordination between the state and the private sector  on research and development will also be touched on. Successful examples from Israel will be reported on and suggestions for the Cyprus industry will be given.Professor Shlomo Noy, vice president of research and development at the neurology institute Sheba in Israel will give a speech on bio-medicine. He will also talk about the research and development experiences of the Sheba institute.Chief executive officer of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics and of the Cyprus Molecular Medical School, Philip Patsalis, will present the progress of research done by academic and research institutions right up until the final development stages in biotechnology companies in Cyprus. The problems and challenges faced during this time will also be talked about. Patsalis will give suggestions to institutions, the state and to the EU.The event is supported by President Nicos Anastasiades and by the Israeli embassy in Cyprus. The event will be in English and will be held in the library of the Medical School of the University of Nicosia at 93 Agiou Nikolaou Street in Engomi, Nicosia. The event is open to the public but because places are limited, all those interested in attending should make a reservation until June 12 by calling 22471900/955 or by sending an email to georgiou.h @ unic.ac.cyYou May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoSenior Living | Search AdsCheap Senior Apartments in Rowland Heights Are Turning HeadsSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Kornos residents pledge to fight asphalt plant in area

first_imgResidents of the Pyrga and Kornos warned MPs on Wednesday that they would take legal measures if a building permit is given to operate an asphalt producing plant in their area.Discussion of the impact of the plant on residents’ health continued at the House environment committee for the second time. Outside parliament, residents, including monks from the Stavrovouni monastery, were protesting against the plant.Speaking after the meeting, committee chairman Akel MP Adamos Adamou said that the town planning department, after receiving the green light by the authorities on the environmental impact of the plant, had no choice but to issue a building permit.The position of the environment department is crucial for issuing a town planning permit, and in this case it was positive, Adamou said.But despite reassurances by state services and independent studies, residents warned that they would take legal measures if a permit is issued.The committee will also invite the experts who carried out independent studies to present them their findings.The head of the environment department told MPs that the operation of the unit would not affect the aquifer layers.Government departments pledged earlier in the month not to issue any permits as long as the matter was being discussed in parliament.The area is already located near a quarry which has been operating for more than 30 years.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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