The ExecuJet Aviation Group is ready to support vi

first_imgThe ExecuJet Aviation Group is ready to support visiting jets to the World Economic Forum (WEF) later this month. It has once again secured an agreement with Dübendorf Airport (LSMD), the military-owned airport north east of Zurich, as it prepares to handle private business jets flying in for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (January 28 – February 1).With Zurich Airport’s limited parking for business aviation arrivals and its restrictive slot allocation system, ExecuJet’s Zurich FBO has pre-booked landing slots at Zurich Kloten and arranged parking at nearby Dübendorf. Last year ExecuJet handled a record 325 private movements during WEF and it is anticipating a similar or even bigger number this year, according to ExecuJet Managing Director Central Europe Peter Hartmann.During the five-day meeting, some 2,500 participants from 91 countries will gather in Davos. Around 75% are business leaders drawn principally from the Forum’s members – 1,000 of them from the largest companies around the world and across economic sectors. ExecuJet is gearing up to host those VIP delegations arriving by private jets – including overseas Ministers and Presidents. A number of countries, especially China, are sending a greater number of delegations to Davos this year.ExecuJet has secured parking at Dübendorf for up to 15 aircraft at any one time. (Stop overs at Zurich without confirmed parking are restricted to three hours.) Dübendorf is open daily from 07.00 until 20.00, with an extension on request up until 22.00. Parking at Dübendorf can be booked in advance through ExecuJet’s FBO fbl.lszh@execujet.eu or fax +41 44 876 5657 and the company will have representatives on the ground to look after flight crews, de-ice aircraft and handle all ground transportation requests bookable in advance through ExecuJet.“We had a very good experience with the team at Dübendorf Airport last year and recommend it to clients wholeheartedly,” said Peter Hartmann. “Dignitaries, VIPs and celebrities will be travelling to Switzerland for the WEF and our Zurich FBO team is primed to handle all their requirements in order to make their stay enjoyable. Davos is close to the renowned winter sport resorts including Lech, Zürs, Arosa, Laax and Lenzerheide so we expect that visitors will stay on and enjoy some leisure time,” he said.The ExecuJet Aviation GroupThe ExecuJet Aviation Group is a leading global business aviation organisation offering a diverse range of services including pre-owned and new aircraft sales, aircraft management, aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft completions management and fixed base operations. Headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, ExecuJet has operations in five regions – Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and South Africa, embracing a workforce of over 860 experienced staff.The ExecuJet Aviation Group manages 150 business jets worldwide under the most stringent safety standards. Its commercial fleet is operated under the regulatory umbrella of eight regional civil aviation issued air operating certificates (AOCs).The ExecuJet Aviation Group is a sales representative and dealer across four continents for Bombardier Business Aircraft’s family of Learjet, Challenger and Global Express business jets. It is also an exclusive sales agent outside North America for the eight to 12-passenger Aerion Supersonic Business Jet.The ExecuJet Aviation Group unveiled its new jet ownership program SimplyFly, tailored for high net worth individuals and corporations in 2008. SimplyFly is a one-stop shop service incorporating aircraft acquisition, management, maintenance and operations. The program offers whole aircraft availability at predictable costs, with a dedicated crew, the option to earn charter revenue and the ability to take the aircraft over completely at the end of its lease term.www.execujet.netlast_img read more

Rizon the expanding Middle East executive charter

first_imgRizon, the expanding Middle East executive charter company, is investing for the long term with confirmation today it has placed a firm order for four all new Bombardier Learjet 85 aircraft.“The Learjet 85 is ideally sized for us to support our growing charter activity in the Middle East and to expand our activity into Europe,” said Rizon Chief Executive Will Curtis. “It has all the benefits of the excellent Learjet 45 which has been such a popular charter aircraft, only with more space. It is certainly going to be a winner in the charter market, both in Europe and in the GCC.”The Learjet 85s will be an aircraft for all seasons for Rizon – serving the Middle East in the winter and Europe in the summer – mirroring the travel trends of Rizon’s regular clients.“Ultimately, we expect to base two of the Learjet 85s permanently in the UK, which will be an important base for us,” he added.“We are very encouraged by Rizon’s confidence in the Learjet 85 aircraft, as well as our Challenger and Global products,” said Khader Mattar, regional vice-president, sales, Europe, Middle-East and Africa, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “As their business continues to expand from the Middle-East and Europe we will continue to provide the optimal aircraft to suit their clients’ travel needs.”The new Learjet 85s, which can fly up to eight passengers over a 3,000 nm range, will join three Challenger 605 aircraft in the Rizon fleet. The first of two coming from Bombardier is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2009. A third is coming from another source. Rizon also has an order for one Global 5000 – due to arrive in 2011- and a second Hawker 900XP, scheduled for delivery in April 2009.In September 2009 Rizon will open a brand new $20 million MRO and FBO facility at London Biggin Hill Airport.Editor’s notesRizon will be two years old in April 2009. With offices in U.A.E, Qatar and Bahrain Rizon is focused on providing VIP travel solutions in the Middle East, Asia, India, Russia, Africa and Europe. Its mission is to meet increasing demand for corporate aircraft charter in the Gulf Cooperation Council states and expand its services with aircraft maintenance services, an aircraft trading and management arm and aviation training college which will be specifically aimed at growing the skills base of GCC nationals. In both Bahrain and London, Rizon is advancing plans to become an authorised service centre for various OEM’s, serving operators in the Gulf, Middle East and Indian Subcontinent markets.www.rizonjet.netlast_img read more

Abaco The Bahamas – The Abaco Club on Winding Bay

first_imgAbaco, The Bahamas – The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Managed Club is now welcoming Ritz-Carlton Club, fractional ownership Members to the property with the opening of its initial phase of residences. This secluded residential development and sporting retreat known for golf, beach and boating pursuits, now offers five newly-renovated cabanas to Members of the leading private residence club brand, The Ritz-Carlton Club.“The opening of The Ritz-Carlton Club, Abaco is a great achievement for us,” said Scott Bragg, managing director of The Abaco Club on Winding Bay. “As we continue to fulfill the vision of The Abaco Club, this is a significant milestone for the property.”Situated on the opening holes of the 7,183 yard / par 72, Scottish-style links golf course designed by Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie, the cabanas are adorned in the vibrant colors of blue, turquoise, orange, coral and soft neutrals – a color palette inspired by Abaco’s surrounding seas, sunsets and white sandy beaches. Bamboo flooring throughout the cabana leads Members through French doors to a screened-in and furnished porch which boasts views of the golf course.Each cabana provides a master bedroom with a king bed and a walk-in cedar closet. Additionally, a sitting area with sleeper sofa and lounge chairs, 42-inch plasma television, Bose sound system with DVD and CD players, desk and chair, marble-topped wet bar and under-the-counter sub-zero refrigerator/ice maker, and complimentary Wi-Fi access complete the experience. The cabanas provide approximately 570 square feet of living space.As a points-based membership approach, Members receive points annually for use toward their vacations in Abaco. This approach provides increased flexibility as each Member can select the travel dates and residence floor plan best suited for their trip. Additionally, when choosing from the collection of homes (cabanas, fairway villas, and cliff-side and beachfront cottages), each residence is assigned a varying nightly point value.With pricing starting at $110,000, there are three membership options:Select Membership – 500 points Preferred Membership – 1,000 points Premium Membership – 1,500 pointsThe Ritz-Carlton Club, Abaco will open a second phase of residences in February, ultimately offering 16 homes in the program. Furthermore, the concept grants a deeded interest as part of a Bahamian real estate trust. This approach allows Members to will the interest to their heirs, if desired.www.ritzcarltonclub.comlast_img read more

Rep John Mayer hospitalized for emergency appende

first_imgRep: John Mayer hospitalized for emergency appendectomy NEW YORK, N.Y. – John Mayer has been hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy.A representative for the Grammy-winning musician said Mayer was admitted to the hospital Tuesday morning. He had been due to perform at a concert in New Orleans with the Dead & Company, but that date has been postponed.Tickets for that show can be used for a rescheduled date or refunded.The 40-year-old had performed with the Dead & Company as recently as Sunday.___Online:http://johnmayer.com/ by The Associated Press Posted Dec 5, 2017 10:39 am PDT Last Updated Dec 5, 2017 at 11:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

This Sept 15 2018 photo provided by the Rubin Mu

first_img This Sept. 15, 2018 photo provided by the Rubin Museum of Art shows 100-year-old yoga teacher Tao Porchon-Lynch leading a yoga class at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York. The event was part of an all-day “Art and Yoga Urban Retreat” which took over the entire museum and was co-presented with New York Yoga + Life Magazine. (Chas Kimbrell/NY YOGA + LIFE/Rubin Museum of Art via AP) A little mindfulness is part of the collection at many American art museums, which are offering yoga, meditation and other wellness programming as part of the art-viewing experience.In New York City, the Brooklyn Museum offers yoga and meditation sessions. The Metropolitan Museum of Art last year featured workouts taught by professional dancers. And the Museum of Modern Art has long offered “quiet mornings,” when museum-goers can enjoy the art in a more contemplative atmosphere, without the usual ambient chatter.Doing physical exercise or meditation in a museum is a far different experience than doing those activities in studios or on treadmills, says Dawn Eshelman, head of programs at the Rubin Museum of Art, which features both yoga and meditation programming. Combining those activities with viewing art enhances both, museum officials say.And it seems to be catching on. Elsewhere in New York, The Asia Society offers meditation classes. In California, the San Diego Museum of Man offers “Yoga in the Rotunda.” The Philadelphia Museum of Art offers yoga, too.The Children’s Museum of Green Bay, Wisconsin, meanwhile, has featured a “Yoga with Goats” program to help spark kids’ imaginations.“Museums are one of the very few secular spaces where, when visitors enter, they make a conscious effort to slow down and to absorb their surroundings,” says Boon Hui Tan, director of The Asia Society.“So meditation is actually a very natural thing to do in a museum,” he says, adding that in the case of The Asia Society, it is also a way of helping visitors connect with the cultures to which the museum is dedicated, in which practices like meditation have a long history.Eshelman, at the Rubin, in New York, agrees that part of the popularity of such programs is because “museums are contemplative spaces, so it makes sense that visitors pursue contemplative practices here.”She says museums in general are looking at ways to increase their value to the public, and so are opening up to new ideas and activities.“Any public institution worth its salt will ask itself, ‘What does my community need and what can I do to connect with that?’” she says.Yoga programming is a natural, she explains, at the Rubin, which focuses on the art and cultures of the Himalayas, India and neighbouring regions, where yoga originated.“It’s not every day you can do a warrior pose beside a work of art depicting a deity doing the same pose,” she says. “There’s a lot of symbolism in the gestures and poses of yoga, and you get to experience them in a more tangible way here.”At other museums, offerings like yoga are seen as a way to diversify a museum’s audience and help visitors engage more fully with the works on view. People come to museums not just to learn about art but to learn about themselves, Eshelman says.“If you can find a way to engage people physically and emotionally, that’s a great gift,” she says. Museums offer yoga, meditation programs along with artcenter_img by Katherine Roth, The Associated Press Posted Oct 2, 2018 6:26 am PDT Last Updated Oct 2, 2018 at 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

CES 2019 Its all about the games and AI

first_imgCES 2019: It’s all about the games (and AI) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jan 7, 2019 6:55 am PDTcenter_img LAS VEGAS — The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas. Here are the latest findings and observations from Associated Press reporters on the ground as technology’s biggest trade event gets underway.BRING ON THE GAMESEnough about self-driving cars. A big contingent at the CES 2019 gadget show would rather hear about better video games.Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang got a big round of applause Sunday night when he told a crowd at the Las Vegas tech conference that he’d spend more time talking gaming than autonomous driving.The Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker’s computer graphics technology is used in both industries. But it was his unveiling of a new gaming-oriented graphics processor that elicited the biggest cheers.Huang also detailed how his company’s advances in artificial intelligence and a graphics technology called “ray tracing” are helping to generate ever-more-realistic scenery in popular games like Anthem and Battlefield V.This year’s CES is less focused on autonomous cars as last year’s, though there’s ongoing buzz about self-driving innovations. Ride-hailing service Lyft says after launching a self-driving Las Vegas taxi service at last year’s CES, it’s now had almost 30,000 paid rides.A CENTURY OLD CES FIRST-TIMERYou wouldn’t expect to find the maker of Pampers and Bounty paper towels at the world’s largest technology conference.But here’s consumer goods company Procter & Gamble at CES 2019, showing off heated razors and a toothbrush that uses artificial intelligence. (Sorry if you were expecting self-changing diapers.)Procter & Gamble, which was founded more than 180 years ago, said it’s the first time it has been an exhibitor at CES. The company said it needs to infuse technology into everyday products to keep up with what customers want.Among the goods on display: a waterproof Gillette razor that heats up to 122 degrees; an Oral-B toothbrush that tells you if you’re missing areas when brushing; and a wand-like device called Opte that scans the skin and releases serum that covers up age spots and other discoloration.Although some of the products have been sold in test runs, pricing hasn’t been set yet. But expect to pay a lot more than the ordinary stuff currently on drugstore shelves.___AP reporters Matt O’Brien and Joseph Pisani contributed to this report.The Associated Presslast_img read more

From Disney to Netflix the big takeaways from Cin

first_imgFrom Disney to Netflix, the big takeaways from CinemaCon by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Apr 5, 2019 9:43 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img LAS VEGAS — The movie industry is returning to their day jobs Friday after four days of schmoozing, deal-making and watching movie studios and stars sell the best of what’s to come to theatres at CinemaCon.It’s a time of great change and uncertainty in the movie making business, but the takeaways from the annual convention in Las Vegas are clear: Streaming is only becoming more of a threat, diversity continues to sell and everyone is still adjusting to Fox under Disney.CinemaCon is the annual gathering of movie theatre owners and exhibitors and a chance for them to get to see what films will be in the mix in the months to come.Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Presslast_img read more

SAN DIEGO — Skateboarding pioneer Tony Hawk says h

first_img SAN DIEGO — Skateboarding pioneer Tony Hawk says he’s bringing back his Huckjam format as part of the Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival on San Diego’s waterfront Nov. 22-24.Two other San Diego athletes, baseball Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman and surfer Rob Machado, are investors and ambassadors for the festival.The Huckjam format features choreographed and freestyle skating with live music.“I’m excited to bring my own flavour to this whole festival of music and art and culture and food, and I’m adding punk rock and skateboarding, which I’m very familiar with,” Hawk said at a news conference Monday.Bands scheduled to play the Huckjam Stage are Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, X and Vandals, with DJ Z-Trip.“In between those bands you’re going to see us skating with Z-Trip spinning live,” the 51-year-old Hawk said. “We’re going to bring back the choreography and freestyle elements.“It’s pretty cool to get to do this in San Diego,” he added. “I love any event where I get to sleep at home. It’s going to be a blast and I think there are going to be many, many more to come.”Hawk said it’s been 10 years since he did a Huckjam arena tour.Among the acts announced Monday for the festival are Ben Harper, MGMT and Slightly Stoopid. More than 80 acts are scheduled to play on seven stages.Machado also plays guitar, and his Rob Machado & Friends are scheduled to play.“I think we’re lucky to have this opportunity to be part of something that is San Diego, for San Diego,” said Hoffman, who spent the bulk of his career with the Padres and was inducted into the Hall of Fame last summer. “It isn’t this festival out in the middle of the desert where everybody’s getting dirty. You get a chance to be in our city … and experience what San Diego is like.”___Follow Bernie Wilson on Twitter at https://twitter.com/berniewilsonBernie Wilson, The Associated Press by Bernie Wilson, The Associated Press Posted Jun 4, 2019 6:27 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Tony Hawk to revive Huckjam format as part of music festivallast_img read more

Napa murder defendant changes plea updated

first_imgOne of the defendants in the trial of the gangland hit in Ayia Napa that resulted in the death of four people has pleaded guilty to the charge of complicity after the fact, and told prosecutors she was willing to testify for the state, it emerged on Thursday.Sofia Gregoriou, 28, is on trial with three other people in connection with the murder of businessman Phanos Kalopsidiotis, police officer Elias Hadjiefthymiou, 46, and his wife Skevi, 39, who were gunned down while having dinner at the Stone Garden restaurant on the evening of June 23 last year.One of the shooters, Albanian Yiani Vogli, was also killed in the incident while a second police officer at the table sustained serious injuries.A second Albanian national, Aleks Burreli, who took part in the shooting is still at large.The couple’s two children, 15 and 12, were also present but they escaped unharmed.The three other defendants are Marios Christodoulou (Benny), 39, Panayiotis Pentavkas, 38, and Loy Dejan, 42, who was the businessman’s bodyguard.Two other suspects, Charalambos Andreou, 32, and Sotira Neophytou, 30, admitted involvement in the case and were jailed for life and five months respectively in October 2016.Gregoriou’s lawyer is scheduled to enter his mitigation plea on Friday at noon.Following her plea, the court upheld a prosecution request to drop 13 other charges Gregoriou had faced.She appeared in court on Thursday wearing a bulletproof vest and her lawyer said she was prepared to testify as a prosecution witness. State prosecutor Elli Papagapiou told the lawyers of the three remaining defendants that Gregoriou should be considered a prosecution witness.On Wednesday at 2.30pm, Papagapiou said, the defendant handed over a written statement making certain claims and admitting her involvement.The court heard Gregoriou was the person who picked up Burreli from the spot where the stolen getaway car had been torched, providing him with assistance to avoid punishment.Prior to the shootings, Gregoriou was at the villa in Protaras with other individuals, including Burreli. Just before 10pm on June 23, she was told that they were leaving the house and also saw one of the perpetrators wielding a Kalashnikov assault rifle that was used in the shootings.Gregoriou was told to move her car because it obstructed the one the shooters were going to use.The court heard that one of the people involved told her to “move your car so that the others can leave because they are going to kill him.”She waited at a field near the exit of the Ayia Napa to Larnaca motorway to pick up the shooters after the incident.After a few minutes, the getaway car drove into the field and two people, Burreli and Andreou, came out running.She opened the door and Burreli got in. He appeared to be in a state of confusion, continuously repeating “Mother of God what have I done, Mother of God what have I done; go! go!”Gregoriou followed another car towards Larnaca and at some point she stopped behind it.Burreli got out and climbed into the other vehicle, which was driven by Andreou.She drove to Limassol, near Amathounda where she met the other car again.Andreou drove Burreli to Nicosia and two days later to Limassol.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementTop Yale Doctor: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic 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

Commemorative stamps issued for Pafos2017

first_imgA COMMEMORATIVE series of stamps highlighting the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 have been issued by the post office.The stamps are a set of three valued at 64 cents each, portraying ancient monuments, the sea and the natural environment.The series was designed by Nikos Ierodiakonou from Nicosia and printed in Athens by specialists Veridos-Matsoukis.“It would be inconceivable for an institution of such magnitude, hosted in Cyprus for the first time, not to have its own series of stamps, to convey across the world the message that Paphos is the European Capital of Culture for 2017,” said Pafos2017 chairman, Christos Patsalides.Director of the post office, Andreas Gregoriou, said the organisation had accepted the proposal with pleasure.“We were pleased to issue a series of stamps and contribute in this way towards enriching and promoting this great institution as stamps are amongst a country’s most important ambassadors,” he said. You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Pet SupplementsAging Cat? Help Them Thrive By Doing This One ThingUltimate Pet Nutrition Pet SupplementsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Solution needs to be economically sustainable Anastasiades says

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades on Friday stressed the need to reach an economically sustainable solution, highlighting the importance of securing the involvement of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) in development and rehabilitation efforts after a settlement.He also said he hoped for a “productive discourse without preconditions” at the upcoming Geneva Conference.Addressing the opening of the 52nd CEB Joint Meeting, in Nicosia, the president referred to the solution’s viability “so as to avoid events such as those in the recent past, which could, potentially, put the implementation of the solution at risk”.He added that the funding of infrastructure and development projects may play a fundamental role in a reunified Cyprus.“We consider such an involvement of the CEB as highly important given its extensive experience, the profound knowledge of the island and the excellent cooperation with Cypriot Authorities” the president said.He expressed his appreciation to Governor Rolf Wenzel “for CEB’s official expression of interest in the support of all efforts related to post-reunification infrastructure development and rehabilitation, in line with the CEB’s mandate”.The president reiterated Cyprus’ official request for technical assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, particularly in relation to the banking sector in the north.The reason, he said, is to estimate as accurately as possible the cost of property-related issues, such as resettlement and compensation, and to find possible sources of funding of the relevant aspects of the perceived solution.“We do hope that the Turkish Cypriots will finally allow access to the IMF in their banking system for the conduct of the necessary ‘stress test’ and will provide the necessary data for the property – related issues as well,” Anastasiades said.This has not been done over the past year, since the IMF and the World Bank got involved in assessing the financial situation in the occupied areas, he remarked.The president also referred to the Conference on Cyprus, due to reconvene on June 28, in Geneva. He said he hoped for a productive discourse “without preconditions and through constructive proposals to be able to come closer together towards reaching a comprehensive settlement that will be governed by the principles and values of the United Nations, with full respect towards the acquis”.Moreover, he referred to a settlement that will “truly reunify the Republic of Cyprus but, most importantly, a settlement that will protect all citizens, both Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot” by creating a modern and functioning state and establishing the prospects of peaceful coexistence amongst all the residents of the island “without the presence by any third country of foreign troops or rights of military intervention”.Anastasiades said that the prospects of the Cypriot economy in the medium term are expected to continue improving.As a result, he added, the enhanced macroeconomic environment is expected to lead to further attraction of foreign investments, the key drivers of each economy.“The economy of Cyprus continues its positive course in 2016, with an even higher rate of growth, set at around 2.8%, thus proving the economy’s robust recovery and its definite exit from recession,” he said.He also observed that Credit Rating Agencies’ upgrades of the Cypriot economy underline its “successful restructuring and the rapid correction of macroeconomic imbalances, as well as the economy’s impressive efficiency and endurance”.CEB was established in 1956 and has been active on the island since 1962 when Cyprus joined the Bank. Cyprus is among the ten largest borrowers of CEB, and has had 34 loan requests approved amounting close to €2.5 bn for social and development purposes.The areas covered include construction and rehabilitation of public infrastructure, in all sectors of the economy, as well as education, health, protection of the environment, transport and aid to refugees.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Free healthcare milestone what it means what hurdles remain

first_imgAlthough a monumental step forward after decades of fruitless discussion, Friday’s voting of laws introducing the national health system (Gesy) was but one of several more required for the reform to materialise.Universal coverage, equitable healthcare and free choice for patients are the key pillars supporting the planned system, with all income-earners, employers and the state, contributing a part of their revenues to help fund its operation.Everyone will also be free to supplement this mandatory coverage with private-sector health insurance, either to cover specialised services not covered by Gesy (for instance, branded medicines), or for purposes of securing things like ward upgrades for in-hospital stays – or even to be able to do away with Gesy rules altogether and visit any doctor, whether Gesy-affiliated or not, at any time.As agreed unanimously by the political leadership, on March 1, 2019, the payment of partial contributions into Gesy will start, with wage-earners, pensioners, income-earners and state officials contributing 1.7 per cent of their income, employers 1.85 per cent of their payroll, the state 1.65 per cent and the self-employed 2.55 per cent.Three months later, Phase 1 of Gesy will be rolled out, which will feature out-of-hospital care only.On March 1, 2020, proper contributions will be imposed, with wage-earners, pensioners, income-earners and state officials paying 2.65 per cent of their income, employers 2.9 per cent of their payroll, the state 4.7 per cent and the self-employed 4 per cent.Phase 2 will see the full Gesy offering unveiled on June 1, 2020.Various co-payments, put in place chiefly to prevent abuse of the system, will cost a maximum €10, with an annual cap of €300 per patient and €75 for pensioners and state-aid recipients.What Gesy will mean to patients is free choice of a general practitioner – or ‘family doctor’ – for any and all visits, free of charge, who may then refer them to a specialist doctor as needed (with the exception of dental or gynaecological issues, for which patients can visit a specialist of their choice directly).But, as pointed out by numerous MPs during Friday’s House debate, until free healthcare and free choice enter our lives, several risks threaten to undermine implementation of the massive reform.According to the agreed timelines, by the end of this year the government needs to have found and appointed the board for the organisation that will implement and oversee state-hospital autonomy.As envisioned, state hospitals must become individual entities, independent of each other and, crucially, the health ministry, and learn to operate on a budget, before being pitted against each other and private hospitals in direct competition when Gesy is introduced.This is because one of the main goals of Gesy is to contain expenditures and eliminate waste, by making sure “the money goes where the patient goes”, in the sense that the money allotted to each hospital will be the direct result of patient preference.The organisation – the State Health Services Organisation (SHSO) – will be tasked with making several key decisions, with costing perhaps the one bound to cause the most friction.An itemised pricing list for medical interventions and all other healthcare-related goods and services will be prepared, with Gesy-affiliated practitioners paid according to the number of interventions they perform, at the agreed price.The SHSO will also be mandated with hiring staff to operate the new entities – each individual state hospital – according to the provisions of the regulations passed on Friday.In addition, by the time the phasing-in of Gesy provisions starts – June 2019 – the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO), which was created in 2001 to administer the planned Gesy, must have arranged for the deployment of the required software, without which introduction of any facet of the system is impossible.Still, perhaps the single greatest threat to Gesy is political, rather than practical. Unanimous agreement on the need to introduce a universal-coverage health system notwithstanding, presidential elections in February next year mean implementation will inevitably be seen through by a new administration.Days before Friday’s House vote, a tweet by Health Minister Giorgos Pamboridis claimed the vested interests that oppose Gesy had launched its “last-ditch effort” to find a political party leader – “for the role of Judas” – to stop the Gesy train in its tracks, “and it looks as though they found him”.Several fingers were pointed at Diko and Edek leaders, wild rumours of ruling Disy’s involvement also made the rounds, angry denials were issued, and a silent Pamboridis revelled in the frantic, and very public, hunt for ‘Judas’ that all but guaranteed no one would want to be seen as being on the wrong side of the Gesy debate.But whoever ‘Judas’ may have been, if there ever was one, the possibility that he – or she – might be part of the next government cannot be ruled out.On the other hand, reversing course at this point may be harder than it sounds. Both last July’s deal among political parties – the ‘roadmap to implementation’, brokered by President Nicos Anastasiades, which enabled Pamboridis to push his agenda through much more aggressively – and Friday’s vote were unanimous, meaning all parties committed themselves to introducing Gesy as offered.There is also the matter of the software commissioned to run Gesy.In March, the HIO signed a contract with NCR Cyprus for the supply and administration of the software – deemed the “backbone of Gesy” – that will register and record contributions and medical interventions, hold and update patient histories, and feature a host of other functions necessary for the system to operate.The seven-year contract will cost the HIO nearly €30 million, so anyone who decides to hold implementation back will face not only political questions but the charge of quite literally squandering taxpayer money.While a giant step toward full, unfettered health coverage of the entire population was taken on Friday, there remain potential obstacles to look out for in the coming years. Pamboridis, who on Friday emerged victorious after months of fighting, may have been wrong in diagnosing the establishment’s “last-ditch effort”.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Cyprus and Uefa sign antidoping agreement

first_imgThe Cyprus Anti-Doping Authority and Uefa signed an agreement in Nicosia, at the Cyprus Football Association (CFA), on doping-related issues and tests for footballers.Uefa Head of Medical and Anti-Doping Marc Vouillamoz came to Cyprus for the signing of the agreement and met with President of the Cyprus Anti-Doping Authority Michail Petrou, in the presence of CFA Director of International Relations Adonis Prokopiou.In statements, Vouillamoz said the agreement was to the benefit of the teams, the athletes, and the fans, and the aim was to have clean football.The agreement includes the exchange of information between the Cyprus Anti-Doping Authority and the relevant Uefa Committee, with an aim to achieve more effective tests, better planning, and the avoidance of double tests on footballers during their local and Uefa engagements.Petrou said cooperation with Uefa’s Anti-Doping Committee has always been excellent and was being further enhanced by the singing of the agreement.Cyprus is the 30th European country to sign this agreement with Uefa’s Anti-Doping Committee. The signing of the agreement is mandatory for countries whose teams are competing in the Champions League, without excluding all other countries.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 ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Much ado about a cinematic experience

first_imgFriday is traditionally a day to go to the cinema, and tonight K Cineplex in Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos will offer much more than just an evening at the movies, it will offer a peak into the Globe theatre in London, with lots of laughs and folly.The man who will provide these laughs will be the Bard himself, William Shakespeare and the play being screened is Much Ado About Nothing. The comedy, which is said to be perfect introduction to Shakespeare for families, was written in 1598 to 1599, in the middle of the Bard’s career. Over 400 years later and the comedy is still amusing… and after a long week, we probably deserve some amusement.This performance stars Eve Best, Charles Edwards and Joseph Marcell and features music by Stephen Warbeck. Captured live from London, Much Ado About Nothing has the packed house hanging on every word, while waiting for the next punch line.The comedy, according to the Globe’s website “follows the turbulent romances between Hero and Claudio and Beatrice and Benedict, this exploration of what loyalty, chivalry and true love really mean empowers young people to challenge their own perceptions of relationships.”Not only is it of great entertainment value, but it is also a great date, cinema experience or a chance to teach younger people about what love is all about.Much Ado About NothingScreening of the performance of the play at the Globe theatre. April 20. K Cineplex Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos. 7.30pm. €8/10. Tel: 77-778383You May LikeLoan Insurance NewsAt 56, Wesley Snipes Is Living With His Partner In This HouseLoan Insurance NewsUndoTravelfuntuMost Funniest Fishing PhotosTravelfuntuUndoWomen's DNA5 Simple Reminders That Can Improve Your MoodWomen’s DNAUndo House rejects presidential veto over repossession lawUndoCypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoVerstappen wins crazy German Grand PrixUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Inquiry into coop collapse starts updt

first_imgAn independent committee tasked with investigating the collapse of the Cyprus Cooperative Bank (CCB) started its hearings in Nicosia on Friday.Testifying before the panel on the first day will be former CCB board member Giorgos Strovolides, followed by the bank’s former CEO Marios Clerides.The proceedings are held at the Filoxenia conference centre (‘Kyrenia’ hall) and are open to the public.Hearings have been scheduled for August 3, 6, 7 and 8.The three-member committee of inquiry is chaired by former Supreme Court judge Georgios Aresti.The committee was established by the attorney-general.The panel will be headed by former Supreme Court judge Giorgos Arestis, who also served as a judge at the EU court in Luxemburg.He will be assisted by economist Giorgos Charalambous, a former Bank of Cyprus executive, former board member of the development bank and former head of the securities and exchange commission, and Giorgos Georgiou, a former executive at Alpha Bank and former chairman of the bank association.The investigation will look into how the lender’s non-performing loans had reached €7.5bn as well as why the co-op required €1.5bn in recapitalisation from the state in 2014.It also aims to provide insights into the way the lender was managed as well and the decisions that led to its eventual sale to Hellenic Bank.You May LikeDreamSofaThe Los Angeles Startup Disrupting the Furniture IndustryDreamSofaUndoNewsDCouple Takes A Chance On Sad Shelter Cat Who Couldn’t Find Home, An Hour Later..NewsDUndoHealth & Human Research9 Foods That Cleanse the KidneysHealth & Human ResearchUndo From space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoHouse rejects presidential veto over repossession lawUndoNew York state decriminalizes pot, stops short of Cuomo’s legalisation callUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Medical association issues quack alert

first_imgBy Evie AndreouFOLLOWING the arrest of a woman earlier in the week for being an alleged charlatan, and two women claiming to be dentists, the Cyprus Medical Association (CyMA) is urging patients to consult them when in doubt about the credentials of physicians.The woman, a foreign national living in the Larnaca district, was making diagnoses using a contraption she invented herself and was selling unregistered and uncontrolled pills which have been sent to the state lab for further examinations, the head of CyMA’s ethics committee Dr Vasos Economou, told the Cyprus Mail.“We do hope that the pills do not contain anything toxic that could endanger the health of all those who consumed them. She already faces criminal charges,” Economou said.CyMA said in an announcement that such cases had increased in recent years, due to the economic crisis and in many cases people not even related to medicine, were taking advantage.“Economic crises, unfortunately fuels charlatanism…. which is very profitable… promoting concoctions promising wonders… and people are impressed by gimmicks. The public should avoid those following such practices,” Economou said.On Thursday two women aged 27 and 30, claiming to be dentists, were arrested after police discovered that their degrees were forged.According to police, investigations concerning the two began a year ago when they were called to testify in another case concerning fake diplomas. Their behaviour raised suspicions, police said and officers went on to investigate their degrees.The health ministry, alerted by police, contacted the university form which the two women claimed they obtained their degrees. It responded that even though they had been students there, they did not graduate, police said.These two cases, Economou said, were criminal, and were being handled by the police, while CyMA’s ethics committee is about to start discussing two cases concerning possible disciplinary offences against medical doctors.“In the first case, a doctor, claiming to have found a cure for cancer, even though it was not his specialty, was convincing terminally ill patients to stop their medical therapies and was providing them with a special oil at a very high price,” Economou said. He added that the other doctor admitted to forging his medical licence.“People need to be more suspicious. Charlatanism is a worldwide phenomenon; Cypriot patients have the right of free choice but they need to do their research before visiting a doctor they don’t know,” he said.He added that CyMA had made arrangements and that the association’s administrative staff was at the service of the public to give them any information they need about whether someone is a registered doctor or not.“If someone wants to visit a doctor they don’t know they may call our office and enquire about his or her credentials, if they are registered at the association, their specialty, training, etc.,” Economou said.CyMA urged members of the public who have been deceived by charlatans to contact the association and contribute to fighting “this sad, dangerous and illegal phenomenon”.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoUltimate 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 saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Medics call for an NHS for all

first_imgBy Evie AndreouThe aim is to create a quality, functional and viable national health scheme (NHS) especially as in the aftermath of the crisis patients are finding it increasingly difficult to secure excellent health care, head of the Cyprus Medical Association (CyMA) Petros Agathangelou said on Tuesday.He said the NHS and hospital autonomy were discussed during a meeting with president Nicos Anastasiades.During the meeting, he said, it was agreed that CyMA would meet further with health minister Philippos Patsalis to discuss further studies on the NHS.CyMA’s goal is to actively contribute to the creation of an NHS “which we all need”, he said.According to Agathangelou, the association aims to minimise any failure in the future concerning the materialisation and implementation of the health scheme through the constructive contribution of everyone involved.A draft bill over the autonomy of public hospitals, a prerequisite of the implementation of the NHS, is expected to be submitted to parliament by June, with the plan to be voted before the summer break, and have hospitals working autonomously by the first day of 2016.Meanwhile, discussions with doctors, nurses and other health professionals are still ongoing with their union representatives over implementing the NHS. They have held several strikes over the last few months over demands they say should be introduced before the NHS is implemented.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoUltimate 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 saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Happily ever after a long way off for Bank of Cyprus CEO

first_imgBy Laura NoonanIf John Hourican manages to drag Bank of Cyprus back from the brink of collapse, it would resurrect a financial institution, a national economy and his own career.Deposed less than a year ago as Royal Bank of Scotland’s head of investment banking, 43-year-old Hourican faces what is likely to be his defining legacy in trying to resuscitate the stricken Cypriot lender.For now, the outcome is far from clear.Hourican takes issue with the romanticised version of his decision to up sticks to Cyprus last November, six months after becoming the most high-profile victim at RBS of a rate-rigging scandal which the bank said the Irishman had no knowledge of.“I think they (observers) read too much into motivation and into the planning of people’s careers,” said Hourican, who was paid 7.5 million pounds by RBS for 2011 and earned 141,000 euros for his first two months as Bank of Cyprus CEO. “I took the job because it was in front of me. I have never had a masterplan.”The fates of Bank of Cyprus and the Cypriot economy are intertwined. The island suffered the worst economic growth in the euro zone in 2013 and is expected to repeat that in 2014. The bank accounts for about 30 percent of the country’s lending.Europe is watching to see how Cypriot banks can recover after seizing funds of depositors to shore up capital, a precedent that informed a new EU-wide banking deal.Russians, who were among the biggest losers in the deposit grab, remain wary of putting cash into the banks and are watching to see if their one-time haven can be restored.But on the anniversary of its rescue, Bank of Cyprus is in a perilous state, with mounting loan losses, falling deposits and a still-fragile economy threatening its revival.UPPING THEIR GAMEOver half of Bank of Cyprus’s loan book is classed as non-performing, and while Hourican says there has been some recent stabilisation, the chief financial officer at rival Hellenic Bank, Antonis Rouvas, told Reuters he could not predict at what level the banking system’s bad debts would stabilise.They already make up than 40 per cent of total lending across the sector, a tally unmatched in the euro zone and well above the 30 per cent of neighbouring crisis-hit Greece.Moves by local lawmakers could make things even worse. Marios Clerides, the chief executive of the Co-operative Central Bank (CCB), told Reuters his bank could need another bailout on top of the 1.5 billion euros it got in February if proposed new laws to protect private homes from repossession are enacted.“You have to see the political environment we’re working in,” he said of banks’ scant progress with non-performing loans. “The politicians want us to handle things with a velvety touch. The troika wants us to handle them aggressively. We are trying to handle them as best we can.”RBS’s former deputy head of non-core operations, Euan Hamilton, is leading Bank of Cyprus’s efforts to stem the tide of loan losses. Customers falling behind on their loans are now contacted by the bank as soon as they stop paying and independent experts review business plans of ailing customers before loans are restructured.Bankers want the state to strengthen their hand by introducing new laws to help them foreclose on the assets pledged as security to back loans, a measure championed by the EC/IMF/ECB teams overseeing Cyprus’s bailout.“The objective is not to penalize householders, but banks need to have the tools to collect their money,” Rouvas said.Hourican and Rouvas are optimistic that lawmakers will come good, but others are not so sure. “People of influence have loans with the banks,” said one experienced senior Cypriot banker, pointing to the unpredictability of parliament.RESTORING TRUSTThe most famously invoked parliamentary veto came last March, when politicians refused to sanction initial plans to seize deposits agreed between the government and EU leaders.A year on, scars from the eventual deposit seizure are still raw, even for depositors at unaffected banks like CCB.“We say ‘we’re well capitalised’, but there is no trust,” said Clerides. “We say that you are insured (for deposits under 100,000 euros). Their reaction is ‘what guarantee can you give that they won’t change the law?’.”Andreas Neocleous, a Limassol lawyer who advises Russian clients, says he doesn’t expect them to bring any more money into the island even if the political situation at home worsens. “They fear that the banking system is still sick,” he said.Capital controls, introduced to avoid mass withdrawals after the deposit grab, helped contain the fall in Bank of Cyprus’s deposits in the last six months of 2013 to 2 billion euros.“We’ve analysed the hell out of that,” Hourican said on the subject of what would happen to his bank’s 15 billion euros deposit book when the controls are fully lifted.He expects restrictions within Cyprus to be eased over the coming months, but thinks restrictions on bringing money out of the country are likely to last another year. Between now and then, he must make Bank of Cyprus strong enough to withstand the hit.BUILDINGThe bank hired HSBC to review its business plan, including examining the feasibility of splitting itself into a good bank with healthy loans backed by deposits, and a bad bank with troubled loans backed by fresh funding.“Although Cypriot banks have never been heavily reliant on the bond market, looking at what Greece’s Piraeus has been able to achieve in recent weeks, I don’t think it would be a surprise to see a Cypriot bank in the market,” said Dierk Brandenburg, a senior bank credit analyst at Fidelity, referring to Piraeus’s raising of 500 million euros on March 18.Relisting shares, which were suspended in March 2013, is on the to-do list but Bank of Cyprus is likely to ask for an extension of the suspension when it runs out in July, Hourican said.“A relisting of the stock for some of them (shareholders) would be an indication of progress. To me, there are other indications of progress we need to have in place first,” he said, pointing to the bank’s need to reduce its 10 billion euro reliance on last-resort central bank funding, tackle non-performing loans and sell non-core assets.The bank is reforming how it lends, moving away from collateral-based lending to look at cash flow.Hourican spent 16 years at RBS, where he overhauled the investment bank, cutting 10,000 staff and closing operations in 14 countries. A former colleague said he lost his job after RBS’s investment banking arm fell out of political favour.Hourican said he wants to “leave something lasting”, but said he is not after a headstone that credits him with saving Bank of Cyprus.“I am absolutely not that narcissistic,” he said. 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Akinci hosts dinner for Disy leader

first_imgTurkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, said on Monday he discussed the Cyprus problem with Disy leader, Averof Neophytou, during dinner in Kyrenia.Akinci said in a Facebook post on Monday evening that he had just hosted Neophytou in Kyrenia for dinner. Attending were also former chairman of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Phidias Pilides, and former chairman of the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce, Fikri Toros.“We exchanged useful opinions on the future of Cyprus before the meeting with Mr Anastasiades on February 26,” Akinci posted.The two leaders are set to have an informal meeting, hosted by the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Cyprus, Elizabeth Spehar, at the Chief of Mission’s residence in the United Nations Protected Area in Nicosia. 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

Ten migrants found off Cape Greco

first_imgA boat with 10 migrants was found in the sea off the coast of Cape Greco near Protaras and towed to shore on Thursday evening.Marine police towed the boat to Paralimni harbour at around 10.45pm.They notified the welfare services and civil defence which provided the migrants, two women, three men, a 17-year-old and four children, with essential items.The new arrivals reportedly told police they were Syrian and Lebanese and had travelled from Lebanon.There, they said, they bought the five-metre long boat for €5,000 from a man who took them some of the way and then gave them the GPS coordinates to help them reach the point where they were spotted by police.One of the children felt nauseous after the boat trip and was taken to Famagusta general hospital where it was treated and discharged.After being registered, the migrants were taken to the reception centre in Kokkinotrimithia where they arrived at 4am. You May LikeDirect HealthyAt 62, Steve Harvey Drives This Kind Of CarDirect HealthyUndoHistory A2ZWhere You Should Retire in the USA: States Ranked From Worst To BestHistory A2ZUndoKelley Blue BookConsidering a Full-Size Ford Pickup Truck? Good NewsKelley Blue BookUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more