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Tit-for-Tat - IMF Suspends Bailout Payments After Parliament Drags Feet on Foreclosure Bill

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In a tit-for-tat gesture, the IMF said it is withholding 88 million euros in bailout funds after the House of Representatives postponed voting a foreclosure bill into law until next year.

Parliament's decision was based on the need to clarify some measures to protect vulnerable borrowers, according to statements from lawmakers.

Supreme Court Annuls Conviction in Mari Explosion Appeal

mari explosionThe Supreme Court said it had voted 7-5 to overturn the conviction of Fire Services Director Andreas Nicolaou, who was found guilty of reckless endangerment and manslaughter in the deadly explosion at Evangelos Florakis Naval Base in Mari in 2011.

The Court upheld the decision made about former foreign minister Markos Kyprianou, who was found not guilty in the original trial in Larnaca District Court.

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Elves and Fairies at Mary’s

This Thursday we got to enjoy a truly magical event at Mary’s  - an event that ‘just happened’ – on quite short notice. An acquaintance had asked me to help promote the upcoming Cyprus concerts (Dec 19-28) of the group Ann’Sannat with the renowned Hungarian harpist Alizbar Telyn which she is organizing.
I  was intrigued and agreed immediately. Harp music being something so soft and beautiful I knew that we were in for a treat, an escape during this busy time of year. And escape we did – into a world of fairies as for Alizbar the music of his Celtic harp is the music of fairies. His songs have titles like ‘Dwarf’s song in the hobbit hole’, ‘Out of time fairy tale’, ‘Fairy of melted snow’.

Police Investigate Mystery Death of British Woman in Paphos

mysterious death elizabeth noreen paphosPaphos police are investigating the mysterious death of 61-year-old Elizabeth Way Noreen, who was found dead in her bedroom in her Emba village home at  5.30pm on December 16th.

According to the police report, the woman - who lived with her 63-year-old companion - had bruises on her face. Her companion said it was because she had fallen down recently.

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Thought for Today - Honour and Respect Yourself

If you don't honor and respect yourself you will have a hard time to respect and honor others. When you don't love yourself, you have nothing to give to others as what you don't have, you can't give.

Compensation for Larnaca Flood Victims - Investigation Launched

Flood victims in Larnaca will be compensated and given hotel rooms after bad weather, and the interior ministry is investigating whether shoddy construction is responsible for bad drainage, said Minister Socrates Hasikos.

Limassol Hunter Shoots Self

A 22-year-old man has shot himself while he was hunting in the Limassol area, said police.

Enhance Your Wellbeing with the Wellness Guidebook

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Many professionals of the educational sector as well as adult learners face working conditions characterized by a high level of emotional involvement and strong interpersonal demands. These conditions may lead to the burnout syndrome if people are unable to develop effective coping strategies and manage stress adequately. This evidence formed the basis of the European Lifelong Learning project called WELNESS - Skills for True well‐being.

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