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March Unemployment Hitting Record Highs at 52,772

Cyprus' unemployment stays at record highs in March 2014.

At 52,772 persons, there was not much change in the number of unemployed during the month of March 2014 compared to February, according to the Cyprus Statistical Service's latest survey.

Seasonally-adjusted figures show that the number of registered unemployed for March 2014 increased to 50, 940 persons in comparison to 49,531 in the previous month.

In comparison with March 2013, there was a rise of 19,2% in unemployment, said CySTAT.

Censorship in Turkey - It Won't Work - Opinion

erdogan censorshipTurkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan censored his political critics just before the municipal elections in March by banning Twitter and Youtube, but what he doesn't realise is that it won't work.

Technically-speaking, there are 100 ways around this type of ban, so it really is a gigantic waste of time, as was proved in Syria when Assad tried to ban the entire Internet. This particular dictator's efforts only increased the criticism against him.

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Thought for Today - Love Finds Perfection

For better and worse, in good and bad times, it's so eagerly and easily promised on your wedding day. But what happens when your partner gets sick and your world changes from having a bright future into many years of hospital routines.

New Minister of Defence Appointed after Mitsopoulos Death

President Nicos Anastasiades has appointed economist-political scientist Christoforos Fokaides as the new minister of defence after Tasos Mitsopoulos died of a brain aneurysm last month.

His affirmation ceremony takes place on Monday, 7 April, at the Presidential Palace.

March Deflation at -2.3% compared to -2.6% in February

deflation cyprusDeflation for March was at -2.3 percent compared to -2.6 percent in February 2014, and 1.1 percent in March 2013, said the Cyprus Statistical Service (CySTAT).

Deflation was at -2.6 percent for the first quarter of 2014, according to the survey.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for March 2014 increased by 1,15 units or 0,99% to 117,52 units compared to 116,37 in February 2014, said CySTAT. This is mainly due to increases in the prices of certain clothing and footwear items, air fares and petroleum products. Decreases have been recorded in the prices of certain vegetables and electricity, according to the survey.

Cyprus Talks at Initial Stage - No Blame Game - President Meets UNSG Ban Ki Moon

anastasiades ban ki moonPresident Nicos Anastasiades said his meeting with UN Secretary-general Ban Ki Moon in Brussels was friendly and constructive and that there would be no blame game in ongoing reunification talks, which face problems.

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Thought for Today - Your Heart Erases Your Fears

Everything is filtered through your brain, your mind talks about good or bad, right and wrong, Your judgments are considered by the experiences you have. Maybe you think there is no escape but today concentrate on what you feel even though you also have learned to judge your feelings.

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Mary's Dinner Club Stories - The BIG 2020 Party

And since last weekend featured no event, I had time to prepare for the BIG party - a party that really started off on a whim. I still remember… it was past 11 p.m. when I was reading in Jack Canfield’s ‘The Success Principles’ about this ‘Come as the future you party’. Only about three sentences into the chapter I had decided ‘This is it! I want to organize a party like this!’

I had been ‘doing my homework’, reading inspirational and self-help books, setting goals, visualizing, planning ahead, thinking about where I want to be in 5 years… as instructed by my good friend and High Performance Coach Arthur Magoulianiti. He watched me soar on my high of enthusiasm for a bit, but when I told him that we really needed his guidance for this, he immediately agreed: ‘Sounds great. I guess I can’t say no.’ And so the ‘Come as who you’ll be in 2020 Party’ to take place on May 17th at Hotel Londa was born.

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