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‘Pink Star’ diamond sells for record $71.2m

‘Pink Star’ diamond sells for record $71.2m
A 59.60-carat pink diamond sold for a record $71.2 million in Hong Kong on
Tuesday to local jewellers Chow Tai Fook after a five-minute bidding
war between ...



sad news

I know we have a section for this, but maybe not everyone visits it. As we sit & sip our coffees maybe listening to some music on the radio spare a thought for Brian Matthew who has sadly died today. For those of us who ...

Public Servant Retires after 33 years.

A District Secretary who retired yesterday after completing an illustrious service of 33 years, handed over his official vehicle and documents to the relevant heads of department and returned home by bus. Mr. K was a senior ...

Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee slams UK and US net plans

Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee slams UK and US net plans
The web's creator has attacked any UK plans to weaken encryption and
promised to battle any moves by the Trump administration to weaken net
neu ...

Bank of Cyprus has dumped over 3,500 suspect customers

Quote: Bank of Cyprus has dumped over 3,500 suspect customers
Bank of Cyprus, the country’ largest lender, dropped more than 3,500 customers in 2015-16, many of Russian and Ukrainian origin, as it moves to clear its b ...

Marine "A"

In the midst of all the Brexit furore just worth mentioning that Alexander Blackman, Marine "A" will be freed within 2 weeks. The original charge of murder carrying a life sentence, was reduced to manslaughter incurring a s ...

Happy birthday to the calculator

Just read an article reporting that it's 50 years since a team at Texas Instruments developed the first hand-held calculator - and thinking about the remarkable changes in the world during since then (shops selling nothing b ...

Theresa May has overreached her duties

Although legally distinct from the EU, it has the same membership and governed by many of the EU institutions, it therefore seems right that we leave it as we leave the EU..Mrs May is spot on... ...





Cyprus bank investigated Paul Manafort accounts for possible

Quote: Cyprus bank investigated Paul Manafort accounts for possible money laundering
A bank in Cyprus investigated several accounts tied to Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort for possible money laundering, ...

UK falling apart?


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UK Cypriots win BBC 2 Best British Take Away Award and to...

UK Cypriots win BBC 2 Best British Take Away Award and to celebrate they
are selling fish and chips for a penny.
This is how the Papadamou family family originally from Avgorou in Cyprus
celebrated.

EU Negotiating Approach

" Speech by Michel Barnier, Chief Negotiator for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom.............."
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-17-723_en.htm ...

Nigel off if Brexit a disaster!

Quote:Nigel Farage says he will leave Britain if Brexit is a disaster
LONDON — Nigel Farage will abandon the UK if Brexit is a disaster, the former UKIP leader said on Monday night.
Farage, who has spent his poli ...

"Why Being Realistic Feels Like Doomsday Thinking"

Quote: Why Being Realistic Feels Like Doomsday Thinking
I would like to clarify the difference between realistic assessments for what is happening in the world and “doomsday” thinking… as it seems there are some in my ...

Forest Gate

A couple of postings on another thread just reminded me of my younger days in this area. Whilst I don't recall the Princess Alice that was mentioned, I remember spending a number of Saturday nights at the Lotus Club, whic ...



Martin McGuinness


Waiting for a defining epitaph from Norman Tebbit.
You will know the truth, and the truth will condemn you.
John 8.32 (alternative version) ...

Germany unveils zero-emissions train that only emits steam

Germany unveils zero-emissions train that only emits steam (video)
Germany is set to introduce the world’s first zero-emission passenger train to
be powered by hydrogen.
The Coradia iLint only emits exce ...

Terrorist attack

Hi everyone. Not sure if you allout in Cyprus are aware but there has been an attack on Westminster Bridge with a car driving down the pavement & on The House of Parliament but the barrier prevented it getting on the pav ...

Well, who'd have thought it?!!

Had a couple of 'occasional' neighbours recently arrive, who haven't stopped complaining about the currently poor £ to € exchange rate! Fair enough, you might think..........except both of them were committed "LEAVE" vote ...

Brexit - well, perhaps - finally

"Theresa May to trigger Brexit process next week" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-39325561 ...

Kickstarter: does this mean.......

........... that my Granddkids digital file names and short messages will actually end up on the Moon?
" European rocket scientists pledge to make first private Moon landing in 2018 "
http://www.telegraph.co.uk ...

Marine conviction reduced to manslaughter

Marine conviction reduced to manslaughter
A Royal Marine, jailed for shooting an injured Taliban fighter in
Afghanistan, has had his murder conviction reduced to manslaughter by
an appeal court.
S ...



Close Call For The BBC

Hi folks, You may have already spotted this video - but for those that haven't a pretty stunning display and a close call for the BBC : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39295860 Here's the first eruption this y ...

Video of wild cheetahs in Kenya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1VZZgcOVgI
This is a video of a cheetah family I took in the Kenyan Masai Mara nature reserve. An impala is killed by the mother while its three cubs have a feast. The cheetahs' methods ...

MAY 5th

It will happen on May 5th. ...

Fake news

Morning devil You being a scientist answer me a question because people have been lying To me they say heat rises so why don't this co2 rise up into the Atmosphere and warm up one of the other planets This is no trick ev ...

Car Trouble??

Hi folks,
Saw this photo on a BBC News
So just for a bit of light-hearted fun - what would your caption be to
this photo:
Cheers
Steve ...

Dazzling Duets at the BBC

Last night, the BBC showed what I consider the best music programme I've seen for some time, covering all genres of music. If you can see it, it really is well worth the watch, no matter which kind of music you prefer.
...

Got any new fivers? (Updated)

"Check your fivers! Last remaining Jane Austen £5 note worth £50,000 'could be anywhere in the world'"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/19/check-fivers-last-remaining-jane-austen-5-note-worth-50000-could/ ...



Historical "Practical Wireless" magazine online

I know there a few here that have an interest in radio (and electronics) so might this might be of interest:
Issues are 1932 to 1989, with some magazines missing (especially the earlier ones), but plenty there to marv ...

Hardware Failure - resolved

Ever had one of those days.... :( There was a hardware failure at the data centre earlier this afternoon which took out our NewsInCyprus site (amongst others). Technicians are working to restore the service but unfo ...

Papadopoulos and sons on BBC TV tonight

"Papadopoulos & Sons, the UK indie hit by writer /director Marcus Markou, that tells the story of self-made millionaire Harry Papadopoulos losing it all and starting again" It's on BBC1 just after midnight - proba ...

Strikes in Cyprus

I was reading about the upcoming elections in France and some of the country's (bad) economic problems. On the subject of the quite large number of strikes France tends to suffer from they included the following graph.
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Drivers in Cyprus are Saints.

https://www.facebook.com/srilankantrafficviolations/videos/632292466960645/ https://www.facebook.com/nadeerasl/videos/1143342005775661/ Bus drivers compete for passengers and become a complete menace! ...

Speed limit question (UK)

Hi folks, Since my recent voluntary :wink: speed awareness course I have taken more of an interest in road signs - interesting bloke that I am :D There is a road - it's a dual carriageway (UK) separated by a grasse ...

Sun City

Work remains unstarted at the Sun City development in Agia Thekla. Rumour has it that they don't have planning permission. Well there's a surprise!! ...





CTO shakeup in the offing?

A hint of panic at CTO HQ........... http://in-cyprus.com/cyprus-expects-german-tourist-surge/ I'm just a bit perturbed at what the present organisation might morph into... ...

Where better than in here?

Aren't coffee shops getting ridiculous nowadays?
I mean, how can I possibly drink this??
...

Phil and Kath Reidy

Hi Members Can any one help I am looking for a couple called Phil and Kath Reidy in Eastern Cyprus area if anyone knows of them could you please get in touch with me on email button Thank you ...

Want to make 40% - in a day

Shoulda bought Snapchat shares. Haven't we been in this ridiculous situation before? The Dot-Com bubble of 2000? Does anybody really think this internet company is worth $38 billion? :shock: http://www.telegraph ...

Lion

Excellent.with Nicole Kidman..grab a box of tissues. :cry: ...

Kev strikes again.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-39130580 ...

wild asparagus

ate, some last night, very tasty but how do i find it? the same goes for artichoke and garlic, where is it? i notice that locals forage for many local foods, is there a guide book to point us in the right direction? ...

French police shooter accidentally wounds two during pres...

This is rather unfortunate to say the least and must be a first...
French police shooter accidentally wounds two during president’s speech
A police sharpshooter accidentally wounded two people as French
...

Heartless UK Home Office

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39099574 If this is what Theresa May, as PM and former Home Secretary, means when she talks about reducing immigrant numbers, then I can qualify her and the Home Office as totally out of touch w ...

Discovering planets

What I found an interesting article by the Astronomer Royal on recent planetary discoveries in our universe. Just around the corner actually. :lol: I find it fascinating how this area of science has advanced so rapidly ...

Bradley Lowery at Wembley

Terminally ill Bradley to be England mascot at World Cup qualifier: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-39076228 ...

Zurich

Just landed a contract in Zurich for a minimum of 3 months. Any tips from all you well traveled lot? Do's and dont's, places to stay/eat/drink etc. Thanks, Paul. ...

Which Cyprus Radio Station??

Hi all, Just interested to know whether you listen to a radio station in Cyprus and if so which one?? Cheers Steve ...

New boss of the US EPA

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39010374 For me, this is one of Trump's most controversial nominations. I have worked, over many years, with a former deputy director of the EPA's atmospheric protection division an ...


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