Cyprus fines American, Norwegian men for illegal shipwreck search

A Cypriot court has fined a U.S. national and a Norwegian man 6,000 euros ($6,730) each for illegally searching for an old shipwreck off the coast of the island, the AP news agency and international and local media reported Friday.

Authorities received a tip in February that the two men were looking for the shipwreck aboard a research vessel, according to a court official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not allowed to disclose details of the case publicly.

The 36-year-old American and 44-year-old Norwegian were convicted in February on two charges of conspiracy to commit a misdemeanour and attempting to illegally search for antiquities without formal authorization.

Cyprus has a seafaring tradition going back thousands of years. Wrecks discovered off its coast are dated as far back as the 5th century B.C.

Sri Lanka opens consulate in Nicosia

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Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides and his Sri Lankan counterpart Tilak Janaka Marapana said while inaugurating Sri Lanka’s consulate general in Nicosia, capital city of Cyprus, that the two countries were opening a new chapter in their bilateral cooperation, the Cyprus-Mail website reported.

“After the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1963, our relations are growing steadily,” Christodoulides said in his address at the ceremony.

The two foreign ministers discussed ways of enhancing cooperation in the trade, tourism, investment and education sectors.

Mr Christodoulides said, “we share many similar ideas and principles which guide our close cooperation in many international organisations and associations, such as the UN and the Commonwealth.”

He went on to say that the presence of the Sri Lankan community on the island had also contributed to the strengthening of the ties between the two countries.

At the beginning of the ceremony, Sri Lanka’s flag was raised outside the consular premises and the national anthems of the two countries were played.

The foreign ministers also unveiled the Consulate’s plaque and lit a traditional candelabra. A Sri Lankan couple in traditional attire presented folk dances before guests.
The ceremony was also attended by Daya Srikantha John Pelpola, the ambassador of Sri Lanka to Cyprus, resident in Rome.

News source: www.cyprus-mail.com

The Travel Photo: Larnaca Beach, Cyprus

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The famous and popular Finikoudes (Phinikoudes) or Larnaca Beach, a Blue Flag beach, in Larnaca, Cyprus.
The half a kilometre beach runs along the busy seafront promenade, formally known as Athens (Athenon) Avenue, the heart of the cosmopolitan city.
The beach, one of the most famous in Cyprus, is named after the small palm trees planted along the promenade in 1922.
The beach is very clean, and is maintaned by Larnaca Municipality, who provide the summer lifeguard service. 
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The Beer Photo: Leon lager beer, Larnaca, Cyprus

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The Beer Photo: A pint of Leon all malt beer, at the popular and always busy The Meeting Pub, on the Phinikoudes Beach and Seafront, Larnaca, Republic of Cyprus. Photo credit: hovedsteder.blogg.no

Leon is produced and distributed by the Photos Photiades Brewery Ltd., based in Nicosia, capital city of Cyprus. 

Photos Photiades Brewery is also the brewer of Carlsberg, and Krauzer Brau Beers, in Cyprus, Bottler of Agros Natural Mineral Water, Winemaker of Kyperounda Wines, Producer of ENA Juices and Distiller of Tazovsky Vodka.

Leon was the product of the first brewery in Cyprus, founded in 1937. The production of Leon was suspended in 1962 because the brewery acquired the license to produce Carlsberg locally, which began in 1969.

In 2003, Photos Photiades Brewery re-launched Leon based on the original recipe used in 1937. It is an All Malt beer because only malt, hops and yeast are used in its production.

Until the arrival of KEO in 1951, Leon was the only locally produced beer in Cyprus.

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The Beer Photo: Efes beer, Northern Nicosia

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A frosty cold pint of Efes beer, enjoyed at the Majeste Cafe in the Turkish part of Nicosia (Northern Cyprus / Lefkosa), Cyprus, a few meters from the border crossing between the Greek (Republic of Cyprus) and the Turkish (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) side. 
The Efes lager beer, added with rice and sugar, has been brewed since 1969. The brewery’s headquarters is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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The Beer Photo: Carlsberg Classic, Larnaca, Cyprus

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A pint of Carlsberg Classic, enjoyed at the very popular and always busy Finis Beach Bar in Larnaca, Cyprus. Photo by: hovedsteder.blogg.no

Carlsberg Classic is a slightly dark lager with 5% alcohol, and has proved to be a popular beer for locals and tourists alike, since it’s introduction last summer.

Carlsberg Classic is produced and distributed by the Photos Photiades Brewery Ltd., based in Nicosia, capital of Cyprus. 

World market distribution started in Cyprus on 1 June 2017, in three versions: 33cl tin, 33cl bottle, and draught.

Last year, Carlsberg celebrated 170 years since its founding and the Photos Photiades Group celebrated with it, introducing the globally exclusive Carlsberg Classic beer, 50 years after acquiring the first licence to produce Carlsberg outside of Denmark.

Photos Photiades Brewery is also the brewer of Leon and Krauzer Brau Beers in Cyprus, Bottler of Agros Natural Mineral Water, Winemaker of Kyperounda Wines, Producer of ENA Juices and Distiller of Tazovsky Vodka.

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Photo of the Day: Aphrodite Hills Golf Course, Cyprus

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Photo of the Day: Aphrodite Hills Golf Course, Cyprus. Located between Pafos (Paphos) and Lemesos (Limassol), Aphrodite Hills is an award-winning integrated golf, leisure and real estate development with a championship 18-hole golf course designed by renowned course architect Cabell B. Robinson.

News source / photo credit: Cyprus Tourism Organization – www.visitcyprus.com

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Casinos to open in Cyprus for the first time

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Construction contracts for Melco Hardrock Resorts Limassol Cyprus casino resort are expected to be signed by the end of April and the company has set January 2020 as the opening date for the multi-million euro project to be located next to My Mall in Limassol, the www.worldcasinodirectory.com website reported.

A temporary casino is expected to open by October this year. That venue is slated for shutdown when the main casino opens. The consortium, comprising Melco of Australia and Macau, Hard Rock International of the U.S. and Phasouri Limited of Cyprus will also be allowed to open several satellite casinos in the country as part of their exclusive right to operate gaming for 15 or more years.

The four satellite casinos, allowed under the bid tender, will not be large venues, with one in Nicosia expected to host some 50 slots and only five tables. The Nicosia satellite is the largest of the four per current plans.

Famagusta, Paphos, and Larnaca will host the other three satellites which will only offer electronic gaming, no Las Vegas-style table games.

The National Gaming and Casino Supervision Commission is expected to issue operating licenses to the consortium after the construction contracts have been signed and recorded later this month.

While casino’s has been operating in the Turkish-occupied northern part of the island, in the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ for a number of years, and generating huge incomes, the casino business has been illegal in the south, in the Republic of Cyprus.

News source: www.worldcasinodirectory.com 

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Jordan opens embassy in Nicosia

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Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs Nasser Judeh on Friday met his Cypriot counterpart Ioannis Kasoulides in the Cypriot capital Nicosia and discussed bilateral ties and ways to build on them, the Jordanian news agency Petra reported,

During his visit, Mr Judeh inaugurated the Jordanian embassy in Nicosia. During the inauguration ceremony, Judeh said that this event is a milestone in the efforts to boost ties between Jordan and Cyprus.

The two foreign ministers underlined the importance of enhancing cooperation in tourism, economic and cultural domains. Further, the two ministers discussed the latest regional developments and challenges facing the region as well as means to address these challenges.

In this regard, Mr Judeh underscored the need to relaunch serious and effective peace talks. Any talks, he affirmed, must be governed by a timeframe and lead to the establishment of a viable and independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The two ministers also discussed international efforts to fight terrorism and terrorist organizations.

News source: www.petra.gov.jo

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UAE opens new embassy in Cyprus

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Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday inaugurated the UAE embassy in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, the Cyprus Mail reported.

National flag of United Arab Emirates

“The opening of the embassy signals a new chapter in our relations, one that will certainly facilitate the expansion of the cooperation and interaction between our governments, our institutions and our societies,” president Anastasiades said.

“Commercial and trade ties have also expanded. It is worth noting that the well-known UAE company DP World Ltd was awarded two concession agreements for Limassol port, following a transparent international tender. I trust that this is only the beginning of a mutually beneficial relationship,” he said.

Sheikh Abdullah, held a private meeting with Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides earlier in the day. Following the meeting, he expressed the willingness of the UAE to share with Cyprus their experience on the natural gas and renewable energy resources sectors but also in encouraging some of its companies to look at the opportunities in Cyprus.

“There are huge potentials here in Cyprus in areas of solar, wind, geothermic energy, as well as in gas discoveries,” the minister said.

The two countries, Sheikh Abdullah said, are working closely in examining the potentials of the renewable energy resources.
Kassoulides said that they discussed the relations between the EU and the Gulf Cooperation Council, in light of the EU-GCC Ministerial Meeting that will take place next week in Brussels, which both ministers will be attending.

“A range of issues was discussed today, focusing on regional and international developments and terrorism,” he said.

See the full story here: http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/07/11/uae-embassy-signals-new-chapter/

News source: www.cyprus-mail.com

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