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More failed discussions.

I see in the press this morning that the informal meeting held in Nicosia yesterday between President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu failed to bridge differences towards the drafting of a joint communi ...



When will somebody fire this guy?

I just can't believe how the Central Bank (CBC) Governor Panicos Demetriades keeps his job, or has the face to turn up... :roll:
Quote:Central Bank (CBC) Governor Panicos Demetriades withheld information from and mis ...

Outside loo

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/353286/Lonely-loo-on-edge-of-cliff-8-500ft-up-is-only-option-for-five-mountain-dwellers ...

Small step

A small step but a big break through well done both sides http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-cypriot-officials-agree-on-fifas-proposal-for-football-union-in-cyprus.aspx?pageID=238&nID=58781&NewsCatID=363 ...

"call me now urgent 00881835212010"

My wife recieved the above text from + 241018087128...were it not that a friend got hit for something similar that cost €190 she might have called. :roll: As far as we can tell the + 241018087128 is from Gabon and t ...

Always keep those old harddrives


A Newport man has visited a landfill site in south Wales hoping to find a computer hard drive he threw away which is now worth over £4m. ...

"Ransom" SPAM (currently) in the UK

" Tens of millions of UK internet users could be at risk from "ransom" email spam seemingly sent from financial institutions.
The email has an attachment that looks legitimate but is malware that encrypts computer file ...

Saintly service?

I was glancing through the AlphaMega brochure just now and saw on the back page a full page photo that made me laugh out loud. It shows the bishop in his remarkable outfit in the centre of what looks like a mixed football te ...





Lee Rigby murder trial.

A harrowing report on the events of that day.
The defendants plead not guilty to what must surely be one of the most videoed barbaric attacks in the UK. I appreciate it's necessity but feel that the oft repeated word ...

Water in Cyprus is precious.... Really??

Every Friday morning, after hosing down the enormous patio and driveway she continues to hose down the main road leading into Pyla.

This is illegal right? ...

No Thanks

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German Cypriot!!

I think its a GermCyp ...

Rain..............

.......... or more to the point, a lack of:
" Dams at below capacity due to poor rainfall
The meteorological office said that rainfall between October 1 and November 26 this year was only 42 per cent of normal ...

Uniting nurses everywhere at Christmas

Love this one going the rounds right now - sent by my Dental Nurse daughter in law!
...

W.W.W.W.

This is a very misleading headline. They are talking about sodium bicarbonate/sodium bicarb/baking powder. Whilst yes, it is a salt, it isn't "salt" as in sodium chloride that we generally know as "salt".
A more accura ...



Time waster

If anybody fancies an entertaining waste of time, take a look at .
Pretty charts shows you how someone with an unassuming address such as "2nd Floor, Flat/Office 2" manage to become part of a network like this:
...

Business loans

How many teachers, doctors, police officers (and other civil servants) need to lose their jobs to cover this: .
But never mind, everything will be wonderful as soon as the Chinese, Russians, golfers & sailors arriv ...

Pub sign

Talking!? You'd never catch my kids in this place.
...

Cyprus Postal Orders?

I need to send a small amount of money (30 euros) to a Govt Dept in Nicosia by regular post. I no longer have a Cyprus checking account. Is there any cheap way to do this securely, similar perhaps to a UK Postal Order? Th ...

Oh dear, this doesn't look good :O(

" Shinzo Abe: China new air defence zone move 'dangerous'
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has described China's move to create a new "air defence identification zone" over disputed waters as "dangerous".
Chin ...

super quick

Posted to UK 2 New baby cards in one big brown envelope to my partners daughter on 18th October, she has never received them :( Posted to Uk a birthday card to my brother last Wednesday 20th, wrote on the back ''This en ...

The Gateway to Terror



Today HOPE not hate launches a report into the Muslim extremist (and ‘media darling’) Anjem Choudary and his al-Muhajiroun network. Sixty pages long, the report, Gateway to Terror, is arguably the most detaile ...



It's better than getting shot

Why didn't I come up with something like this? :cry:
If I were a short a*** guy in the Forces I know where I'd be looking.
" Female RAF recruits get £100,000 compensation each… because they were made to marc ...

Paphos new Queens Mall

Has anybody visited yet. I found it reasonable, (not spectacular) and well enough laid out. Worth a trip for the day out. ...

The best coin ever spent.

It's not too often you get this sort of value for money: http://www.amazingoasis.org/2013/11/best-coin-ever-spent.html ...

How times change:

Mr Tibbs wrote:
I think you will find that there was enough in the way of nuclear weapons around in 1962 to ensure plenty of "mutual destruction" - and then some. :shock:
Possibly, but we did not know it at the ...

E&S

Popped into our E&S this afternoon - only to find it has now been transformed into AlphaMega. The significant number of empty shelves, which had sparked a rumour that the Coop was going the same way as Orphanides, are n ...

Happy 50th Anniversary!

50 years ago today - transmission of the very first episode of Dr Who.
I offer the following piece of memorabilia:
ETERMIKNIT! EXTERMIKNIT! :D
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/doctor-who/1046 ...

Eating Fast Food

Hundreds of Videos of eating processed fast food on you tube for any one worried about what they eat, http://youtu.be/P3SVu6gjxgk ...



WFA I've got mine !!!

Got mine yesterday folks....Merry Christmas....Maggie Larnaca ...

Making of Samsung washing machine advert

http://www.youtube.com/embed/eryxAcsTcOA?rel=0 ...

I'm really not gloating!

As I've been seriously considering getting out the long trousers and a couple of sweaters - for the evenings - lately.
" Temperatures to plummet as entire country braces itself for sleet and snow"

http: ...

How the Internet started. (The Truth)

In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com. Did take unto himself a Healthy young wife by the name of Dorothy.
And Dot Com was a comely woman, large of breast, bro ...

New rules on use of devices during flights

" Europe allows gadgets to be used from take-off.
Europe is relaxing rules about the use of electronics during flights, paving the way for devices to be used during take-off and landing."
Didn't they do this y ...

Merry Christmas!!

It must be here. The John Lewis 2013 Xmas ad: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/christmas/10433111/John-Lewis-advert-2013-The-two-minutes-that-launch-Christmas.html ...

Monty Python fan?

" Monty Python to reunite for stage show
All of the surviving members of comedy group Monty Python are to reform for a stage show, one of the Pythons, Terry Jones, has confirmed."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/ent ...





Public Holiday on Tuesday

Quote:THE STATE funeral of former president Glafcos Clerides will take place on Tuesday, the cabinet decided yesterday at an extraordinary meeting where it declared three days of national mourning. The day of the funeral wil ...

Guns in the USA

for anyone still thinking about gun laws being changed in the USA take a look at this video.......I said on the recent thread, we had on here, that youve got to understand the mindset of the average American, then you will ...

Pensioners in Cyprus will no longer get WFA after 2015

From Autumn 2015 people living in European countries with an average winter temperature higher than the UK's will no longer be eligible for the payment. This means that pensioners who live in France, Spain, Portugal, Gree ...

Typhoon Haiyan and the Vatican.

Quote:The Vatican has sent £100,000 to the storm-ravaged country while Pope Francis has led tens of thousands of people in St Peter's Square in prayer for the victims.
The Philippines has Asia's largest Catholic popula ...

Tesco products at AlphaMega

MORE than 1,200 Tesco products will soon be available at AlphaMega supermarkets following an exclusive agreement signed with the UK chain. Nicosia store has many Tesco items 'on the shelves' already.
...

Keo on offer in UK

To any of you currently in the UK, Tesco have large bottles of Keo (normally £2.29 each) on offer at 4 for £5 at the moment! I reckon thats cheaper than I have seen it in Cyprus (I may be wrong) I have stocked up for Chr ...

Six cheap and quirky gadgets that cut energy bills

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/household-bills/10444702/Six-cheap-and-quirky-gadgets-that-cut-energy-bills.html?frame=2734794 ...

Robotic barman


Looks good to me, except for the price.
Doubt Santa will be bringing one to me. :cry: ...

Terminator....................... Mk1?

"Darpa says such robots "hold great promise for amplifying human effectiveness in defence operations".
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24427821 ...

White Supremacy?

From Daily Mail .
The white supremacist attempting to turn a small North Dakotan town into a ‘white enclave’ has undergone a DNA test which proves he is of Sub-Saharan African heritage, MailOnline can reveal.
I ...

Bird in the Hand

Thats what you call team work :shock: http://youtu.be/DHGC1FC4RvY ...

How to heat a small room for 8p a day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brHqBcZqNzE ...

Relief aid for the Phillipines - collection point in Derynia

Just seen this on facebook, "Chris 2's thrift shop in Dherynia are acting as a collection point for relief aid for the Philippines. Please box up and label with a contents list: dry foods and tins with long expiry date ...

'Corrupt should be tied to a rock and thrown in the sea'.

Pope Francis has delivered a fiery sermon against corruption, quoting a passage from the Bible in which Jesus said some sinners deserve to be tied to a rock and thrown into the sea.
In one of his strongest-worded hom ...


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