The Cyprus News Digest in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail (general)

Deputy Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios outlines the plans for reopening airports and hotels; researchers in Cyprus say the two metre social distance may not be enough in certain weather conditions

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We've already had some devastating forest fires this year: the head of the Forestry Department explains what we can do to help prevent more; the Employers and Industrialists Federation hopes that flexible working could become the norm

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am EDT

It's International Thalassaemia Day; air pollution has dropped dramatically during the Cyprus lockdown; celebrate Europe Day online; should a 16-storey tower block be built in the classical, colonial heart of Nicosia?

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm EDT

Restrictions in Cyprus are gradually being lifted, but we must still maintain social distancing, and we discuss the health and social issues faced particularly by the elderly  

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:13am EDT

As the lockdown continues, we hear about the benefits of yoga to keep you healthy in mind, body and spirit - and try out some basic postures

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:07am EDT

In total contradiction to the Cyprus government's edicts on hygiene and social distancing, asylum seekers are being locked in detention camps without basic facilities, sleeping up to 6 in tents that are now flooded after recent heavy rainfall

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am EDT

Lifestyle medicine can help you cope with social distancing and isolation: an expert from the University of Nicosia Medical School shares top tips to ensure you look after both your mental and physical well-being

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:25am EDT

How would you cope, locked alone in a hotel room for 14 days' quarantine? We talk to someone who is remaining resolutely positive about it; and a call goes out for blood donors - you are allowed to go out for this

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:48am EDT

Conditions have improved for those quarantined because of Covid-19: we get the latest updates on the situation in Cyprus; with theatres closed, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra is going to stream concerts online

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:55am EDT

Is Artificial Intelligence something to celebrate - or fear? Theoretical physicist Prof Marc Mezard discusses the pros and cons; and how did different faiths and communities interact under Ottoman rule in Cyprus?

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:06am EDT

NGOs move to mount legal challenges to decisions that impact the environment; there's some good news for a change about our birds, and young hackers are invited to enter the Cyprus Cyber Security Challenge 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:23am EDT

Will a 15 year legal battle end a British man's anguish at the Supreme Court today? It's cervical cancer week - what do you know about HPV? "Risks in a challenging world" is this year's topic at the Economy Panel; and a film premiere about Cypriots in Birmingham 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:03pm EDT

Following the Ayia Napa rape case, the Legal Affairs Committee is discussing making the recording of police interrogations in Cyprus mandatory; the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative will prioritise "Greening Cyprus for a Sustainable Future" at its upcoming AGM

 

 

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In the wake of the Ayia Napa rape case we ask whether the police and judiciary in Cyprus are fit for purpose

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am EDT

Are you up to the challenge of Famelab? We meet the author of a book about Cyprus entitled Notes from the Graveyard of Diplomats; the head of UNFICYP looks ahead to 2020.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:34am EDT

A campaign is under way to expand the island's bone marrow registry; as part of Italian Cuisine Week, a watercolour exhibition opens on ancient fruits in Italy and Cyprus including gelato tasting.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:12am EDT

There are high hopes of increasing cruise traffic to Cyprus; a study is underway to improve facilities for people with traumatic brain injury, and it's pantomime time again.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:58am EDT

Doctors from the Shriners hospitals in the USA visit Cyprus - as they have been for 38 years - to assess Cypriot children for orthopaedic treatment; and a new drug offers hope to sufferers of thalassemia

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT

If we ever actually get it, what should we do with our natural gas? The University of Cyprus explores new ideas for energy in public buildings, and getting to grips with innovation in business.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:02am EDT

Why are the Cypriot authorities apparently unable to curtail large-scale illegal bird trapping? Cyprus continues to score very low on gender equality; and a new book looks at how to create "conscious business".

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am EDT

Cyprus denies many third country nationals working legally in Cyprus access to their social insurance contributions; "What is Magic?" You'll get the chance to find out at the Shoe Factory next week, and 'Weeks of German Language' begin this weekend.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:18am EDT

A stark message from a United Nations climate expert; and how yoga can keep you healthy and change your life. 

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The Pharos Contemporary Music Festival kicks off; finding inner peace: we meet a banker who became a Buddhist nun; last day upset on the Cyprus Rally.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

Will the European Rally Championship be decided in Cyprus next weekend? 'Melusine's Island' looks at Nicosia from a different angle; Games and Politics is an interctive exhibition at the Goethe Institute, and a play opens that will delight  - and may shock - audiences.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

The Kypria Festival offers a wealth of culture over the coming weeks, and the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra prepares for outreach concerts across Cyprus.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

Citizens are gearing up to tackle climate change by planting 800,000 trees across Cyprus. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:56am EDT

We talk to Cypriot film maker Harry Mavromichalis about his very intimate documentary on Olympia Dukakis, and we talk to the award-winning actress

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:28am EDT

As pilot 5G projects are rolled out in Cyprus, we discuss the pros and cons with the Communications Minister and an expert on children's environment and health

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:38am EDT

What happens to the money you pay retailers for plastic bags? As the collective known as the Agora project prepares to leave its space in the old town, Nicosia's Mayor pledges support to continue the idea, and we hear about the ethos behind the group who have brought life back to the heart of the capital.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am EDT

This week it's all about innovation and technology with the E.I.T. in town for an awareness day 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:52am EDT

We discuss proposed amendments to the Dog law in Cyprus, and EU students who start university in England and Scotland in the 2020-21 academic year have been guaranteed the same fees and funding as home students for the whole length of their course – whatever happens with Brexit.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:02am EDT

As World Refugee Day approaches, we talk the UNHCR representative in Cyprus; we also hear about the opening of a new centre where refugees can meet and interact; from next week all newborn babies in Cyprus will be offered free hearing tests

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:20am EDT

Climate experts from the City-Zen project share ideas that could help Nicosia go carbon zero; Diplomats support Accept-LGBTI Cyprus in the run up to the annual Pride parade

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:56am EDT

The EU Humanitarian Commissioner addresses the lack of education in emergencies and launches #School4All; a refugee teacher talks about education in refugee camps and, as Cyprus misses environmental targets we discuss the circular economy 

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We join the vigil for the murdered foreign women and find out what life is like for domestic workers in Cyprus; it's Cyprus Breakfast and Brunch Week; one of the island's premier music festivals starts this week and the annual cactus and succulent exhibition takes place on Sunday.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:14am EDT

Have you registered for the National Health Service? The head of the HIO explains how to do it and where to go if you need help. We discuss the circular economy and particularities pertaining to islands.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:43am EDT

Local wines shine at the 12th Cyprus Wine Competition and the Minister of Agriculture pledges support for the industry; plans are afoot to solve the traffic congestion in our towns.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:41am EDT

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is financing the green economy; innovative greenhouse technology can save fuel and water; Cyprus' Health Minister encourages private investment in the health sector, and the centenary of Bauhaus is celebrated at the Goethe Institute.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:09am EDT

Groundbreaking new research revealed at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics; and how can a holistic approach to sustainability be applied in Cyprus?

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:47am EDT

The Irish embassy is expanding its programme for St Patrick's Day, and the Senior Police Adviser at UNFICYP discusses the challenges and opportunities for women in policing.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:01am EDT

Who owns your data when you die? In her book about women in Cyprus in the 20th century, former First Lady Androulla Vassiliou catalogues the challenges they faced as they fought for emancipation.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:49am EDT

We may soon have to "pay as you throw" as Cyprus struggles with efficient waste management; big prizes are up for grabs at Famelab; Indian classical music comes to Nicosia.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm EDT

Despite recent heavy rainfall we still need to conserve water; Women Walk and Talk as vanguards of the Cyprus peace process; three iconic Britons are showcased in British Film Days this weekend.
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am EDT

We talk to experts in Brussels about security in the bloc and the EU Commission's support for research to improve security in the fields of defence, terrorism, infrastructure, digital security and natural disasters.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:35am EDT

We all need water to survive, but some governments want to weaken EU law: you can have your say in a public consultation; we hear about a traditional German Christmas fayre in Nicosia, and a bi-communal fun day in eastern Cyprus.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:15am EDT

Strovolos Municipality extends its free parking and charging scheme for hybrid and electric cars; a documentary delves into the history of the Cyprus railway; the UN Secretary General's Special Representative says the door is still open for a Cyprus solution

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

The NASA Space Apps challenge takes place in Nicosia this weekend; film makers acknowledge the island's appeal as a location; tonight there's a bi-communal conference on Promoting Ethical Journalism Across Cyprus

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:19am EDT

Michael Jansen's latest book was inspired by her experiences at the 2011 Egyptian revolution; a new app aims to improve your driving; will financial incentives lure film-makers to the island? St Paul's gets a new window to mark its 125th anniversary

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:34am EDT

Should medical cannabis be legalised in Cyprus, and what conditions can it treat? Empowering women to take a more active role in the peace process in Cyprus.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:56am EDT

Road tax may rise after a public consultation on new measures that take environmental factors into account; we talk to the author of a science fiction novella launched on the island this week.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am EDT

Nicosia this week hosted the prize-giving of the Commonwealth Short Story competition: we talk to the organisers, the winner and the chair of the judging panel; Cypriot Tio Ellinas heads to Snetterton for the next round of the Porsche Carrera Cup. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:58am EDT

Women's groups are demanding that they be included in the Cyprus peace process; there are more than 150 forest fires on the island every year, and we can all take measures to prevent them; as technology advances, continuous training is needed to keep cyber crime at bay

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:56am EDT

As this year's Duke of Edinburgh gold awards are presented, we hear about the importance of extra-curricular activities for a rounded education, and discuss the implications of the Co-Op sell-off for depositors, mortgagees and the Cypriot taxpayer.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

Volunteers are needed to catch stray cats for an island-wide neutering programme; defining freedom of expression - what is legal and what is not? Gourmet food in Macau

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm EDT

A study reveals how many girls in Cyprus are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM); cybercrime trends and the vulnerability of the internet of things; youngsters from Nicosia's children's home get to know nature in Paphos. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:49am EDT

Human trafficking for sexual exploitation generates 99 billion dollars annually; the EU launches infringement procedures against Cyprus for  failing to comply with Directives for the protection of nature; the annual Pride march takes place on Sunday.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

An international climate change conference addresses issues in the eastern Mediterranean; the Pharos International Chamber Music Festival gets under way next week; we find out about the philosophy of the consortium preparing to build the casino in Limassol.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:57am EDT

With a new cd just released, Cypriot musician and poet Haji Mike talks at length about his career, and shares his thoughts on music and politics.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

We visit an award-winning organic winery; hear about cacti, succulents and the 'smart garden' and the first accordion festival is taking place in Cyprus this weekend

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:47am EDT

Farmers are advised not to plant new crops due to a water shortage; the choreography of cross-cultural negotiations - we discuss the Israeli-Palestinian example; the women's Euro Arabian expedition reaches the North Pole.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am EDT

Calls to a domestic violence helpline soared by 50% last year; freshwater anglers organise a clean-up of Yermasoyia dam; a new app enables us to report illegal hunting and bird-trapping.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:37am EDT

Telecare can replace regular visits to the doctor and allow you to be treated at home; the Estonian Minister for Entrepreneurship explains the opportunities created by Europe's space programme; we explore the new law governing Cypriot NGOs, and hear about the Magic Table for dementia sufferers. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am EDT

Are you taking the right medicine, and who is checking? Making the impossible possible is easier than you think; a project to build dementia-friendly villages in our cities, and why has a bell appeared in the Nicosia buffer zone?

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:17am EDT

The GERI briefcase is set to revolutionise health care for the elderly; 'Yoga Light and Shadows' is a new coffee table book with eye-catching photographs of Cyprus and philosophical text and we meet a Cypriot poet who has published his work in a bilingual book.

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