Cyprus officially the Republic of Cyprus, is a Eurasian island country in the Eastern Mediterranean, east of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Syria and north of Egypt. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of its most popular tourist destinations. The Republic of Cyprus was a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement until it joined the European Union on 1 Mai 2004.
The earliest known human activity on the island dates back to around the 10th millennium BCE. Archaeological remains from this period include the well-preserved Neolithic village of Khirokitia, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, along with the Tombs of the Kings. Cyprus is home to some of the oldest water wells in the world. At a strategic location in the Middle East, Cyprus has been occupied by several major powers, including the empires of the Hittites, Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, Rashiduns, Umayyads, Lusignans, Venetians and Ottomans. Settled by Mycenean Greeks in the second millennium BCE, the island also experienced long periods of Greek rule under the Ptolemies and the Byzantines. In 333 BCE, Alexander the Great conquered the island from the Persians. The Ottoman Empire conquered the island in 1571 and it remained under Ottoman control for over three centuries. It was placed under British administration in 1878 until it was granted independence in 1960, becoming a member of the Commonwealth the following year. For those planning to travel to Cyprus we have come up with a few apps that you could assist you on your trip.
Cyprus Travel Guide by FidesReef provides information on cities, transportieren, sights, Einkaufen, restaurants places to stay and lots more valuable information. Available through the iTunesApp Storefor £0.69/$0.99 this app is an ideal offline way of accessing all the important details required to enhance your stay. Find out about Larnaca, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos, Ayia Napa, Protaras and the South East coast of Cyprus with the use if this easy to use travel guide.
Zypern (Nicosia, Limassol, Lamaca) Maps Offline by FidesReef is a great way to search for anything from restaurants to hotels. For £1.99/$2.99 at theApp Store, this application includes street maps, parking and lots of other useful information. With help from location tracking, using Wifi there is a bookmark feature so you know exactly where you are and where you are going.
Cyprus News by Cocoon Creations is a free application that gives the user the opportunity to access current relevant information regarding Cyprus. Find out what is going on with all the news from all the major newspapers and blogs across Cyprus and Greece. Share articles on Facebook, Twitter or email them to a friend. Cyprus News downloads the news on your device, making them available even when there is no internet connectivity, for a more convenient reading any time, anywhere. for more information on this visit, die App Store.
Cyprus Maps by CITY APP is the ideal app for finding your way around Cyprus and places including Nicosia, Limassol, Paphos, LarnacaLarge and Cypru. Cyprus Map enable you to use maps offline without internet connection for £1.99/$2.99 at theApp Store. Find out where the nearest restaurant is, or hotel with the help of real time GPS tracking capability. Zoom in and out; bookmark your favorites with this easy to use app.
Make the most of your trip and use applications to get all you can out of your adventure. Have you been to Cyprus before but could still use added assistance? Some of these apps can also be a handy tool for permanent residents or seasoned travelers.
Following six cases of malaria in Greece, holidaymakers have been warned to protect themselves against mosquito bites.
The cases included five Greek adults and a Roma child, all have been reported since June this year and were seen in people with no history ofreisento countries where malaria is more common, nach der Health Protection Agency (HPA).
All six patients are recovering at present, there have been no deaths.
The cases have been identified in areas of marshy wetland – were mosquitos are more common. Including the districts of Laconia, im Süden der Halbinsel Peloponnes, und auf der Insel Euböa, östlich des griechischen Festlandes.
Professor David Hill, Direktor des National Travel der HPA Health Network und Centre (NaTHNaC) sagte: "Das Risiko für Urlauber zu fangen
Malaria, während in Griechenland bleibt extrem niedrig, so gibt es keine Notwendigkeit, Malariamittel nehmen, wenn Besuch dieses Landes, aber Reisende sollten
Maßnahmen zur Verhinderung gebissen.
"Wir haben bereits beraten Menschen reisen nach Griechenland, um Insektenstiche zu vermeiden, gegen einen anderen durch Moskitos übertragene Infektion mit West-Nil-Virus zu schützen.
"Dies kann zu einer Erkrankung des Nervensystems und über 200 Fälle wurden in Griechenland im vergangenen Jahr berichtet. The recent cases of malaria in Greece reinforce the importance of taking precautions against being bitten while onUrlaub."
Dr. Jane Jones, eine Reisekrankenversicherung Experte bei der HPA, hinzugefügt: "Es ist wichtig, dass Reisende Rückkehr aus betroffenen Gebieten umgehend ärztlichen Rat einzuholen, wenn sie Symptome von Malaria erleben, welche sind Fieber, Kopfschmerzen und Muskelschmerzen.
"Die HPA wird auch Beratung Gesundheitsberufe, Moskitos übertragene Krankheiten in Reisende Rückkehr aus Griechenland mit relevanten Symptome zu prüfen und sicherzustellen, dass sie angemessen sind geprüft.
‘The HPA and NaTHNaC will continue to monitor the situation in Greece closely and will offer any further advice to health professionals and the general public accordingly.’
These new cases make it the third year Greece has seen cases of malaria from local transmission.
Abenteuer von Disney, the leader in guided family travel, announces the addition of two new destinations to its repertoire of immersive family vacations – Greece: “Greek Odyssey” and Northern France: “Esprit de France ” – available to travelers in 2012. The adventure continues in Egypt with “Pyramids, Pharaohs Ancient Treasures,” an unforgettable expedition. Neu für 2012, Adventures by Disney will feature distinct enhancements to its Australia, London and Paris and Galapagos Islands departures – details, dates and rates are available atwww.AdventuresbyDisney.com.
Over the last six years, Adventures by Disney has developed a collection of exhilarating tours with one goal in mind: help families experience the most sought-after and culturally stimulating destinations in the world. Led by knowledgeable Adventure Guides and authentic local experts, families unlock the wonders and stories of the world through unparalleled excursions and engaging activities designed for all ages and activity levels such as pizza-making at a farm in Italy, spending the night at a German castle and playing the role of an art detective at the Louvre. With the smallest details planned in advance, it’s easy for parents to relax and immerse themselves in the most valuable experience of all – quality time with their family.
“Through our dedication to storytelling and exclusive hands-on experiences, families can get a glimpse of the history and beauty synonymous with Greece, Frankreich, Egypt and every vacation destination on our roster,” said Josh D’Amaro, Vice President, Abenteuer von Disney. “We are in the business of creating unforgettable, VIP hassle-free itineraries so guests can focus on discovering and exploring a new world and creating priceless vacation memories that last a lifetime.”
Adventures von Disney präsentiert drei vorgestellten Abenteuer für 2012:
"Greek Odyssey" Athen, Santorini und Kreta - das Abenteuer beginnt in Athen, wo die griechische Mythologie zum Leben durch Mondlicht Storytelling bei der Parthenon-und Sportspiele in der Heimat der modernen Olympischen Spiele, Panathinaikon-Stadion. Entdeckung weiter auf der Vulkaninsel Santorin, wo die Kinder gehen mit den Füßen voran in die griechische Trauben stampfen, während die Erwachsenen genießen Sie eine Weinprobe im Weingut Volcan. Nach dem Segeln die azurblauen Wasser der Ägäis, Familien reisen nach Kreta und in Bergkultur mit lokalen Experten geleiteten Unterricht in Tsatziki Käseherstellung und griechische Tanztaucht.
"Pyramiden, Pharaonen Antike Schätze "Kairo, Assuan, Luxor, der Nil und Sharm El Sheikh - entdecke ein uraltes Welt der Pyramiden, Mumien und Menschen gemacht Wunder wie diese Expedition beginnt mit einer Kameltour der großen Pyramiden von Gizeh und einer Nilkreuzfahrt Luxor. Familien werden in Ehrfurcht vor der architektonischen Wunder der Sphinx und erleben Sie die Geheimnisse der Tutanchamuns Grab im Tal der Könige mit einem Junior Abenteurer Schnitzeljagd im Ägyptischen Museum of Antiquities. Aktivitäten wie Papyrusherstellung, traditionelle Küche, Hieroglyphenschrift und geben den Gästen aus erster Hand einen Blick auf das Leben im alten Ägypten.
” Esprit de France ” Paris, Normandie und Loire-Tal - perfekt für Familien, sich der Künste zu erleben, Diese Reiseroute bietet eine Zeichnung Aktivität in Monets Gärten, ein Besuch im Château du Clos Luce, the last known residence of Leonardo da Vinci, and a private dinner at the Louvre in Paris. A true taste of the French countryside, Abenteurer lernen die Kunst der Branntweinherstellung an der normannischen Apfelwein Routen; genießen Sie einen malerischen Landfahrradfahrt und verbringen die Nacht in einem authentischen Château. Gäste das Abenteuer mit dem Besuch von Versailles weiter, Mont Saint-Michel Kloster, Omaha Beach und eine Betrachtung des Teppichs von Bayeux.
Adventures by Disney unveils three enhanced itineraries for 2012:
“Discovery Down Under” Australia and Tasmania – the action-packed Australian adventure will now include a visit to the island of Tasmania featuring a Eucalyptus forest zipline experience, eine Einführung in die traditionelle Küche in Kates Berry Farm und Meadow Weingut sowie ein Besuch der Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, den berüchtigten Tasmanian Devil treffen.
“Grandiosos Galapagos” Galapagos Islands – Now families can spend more time discovering the flora and fauna of Darwin’s famous islands with seven nights aboard the Galapagos Explorer cruise ship. Guests will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel with sea lions and penguins and come face to face with giant tortoises.
“Cities of Knights and Lights” London and Paris – Adventures by Disney’s classic European itinerary now features an exquisite trip to the British Countryside where guests can play British lawn games and receive royal treatment on a privately-guided tour of Windsor Castle.
From VIP experiences and world-class accommodations to add-on excursions, Adventures by Disney has a quest to suit any traveler. For more information on Adventures by Disney, besuchen www.AdventuresbyDisney.com.
August. 30 (Bloomberg) — National Bank of Greece SA, the country’s biggest bank, reported a first-half loss after writing down its holdings of Greek government bonds.
The net loss was 1.31 Milliarden Euro ($1.89 Milliarde), compared with a profit in the year earlier period of 146 Millionen Euro, according to a faxed statement from the Athens-based lender today. National wrote down the value of its bonds by 1.645 Milliarden Euro, nach der Aussage. Stripping out that figure, Gewinn 29 Millionen Euro.
“The Greek economy and banking system will continue to face formidable challenges in the period ahead,” Chief Executive Officer Apostolos Tamvakakis said in the statement. The completion of the private-sector contribution in the Greek government’s second financing program, which entails losses for bondholders, and a review of loan portfolios must be concluded before National Bank can determine its next strategic moves, sagte er.
National, the country’s oldest bank, is being challenged in Greece and the region by Alpha Bank SA’s takeover of EFG Eurobank Ergasias SA, announced yesterday. That combination, designed to ride out a deepening recession and the country’s sovereign debt crisis, will create Alpha Eurobank, the biggest bank in southeast Europe.
National Bank fell 22 cents, oder 6.1 Prozent, auf 3.37 euros in Athens trading, nach einer 29 percent surge yesterday.
European Union and Greek officials, including central bank chief George Provopoulos, have pressed the country’s lenders to form stronger groups that can survive a crisis that has depleted capital as bond prices slump, loan-losses mount and banks lose deposits. Lenders have been left reliant on funding from the European Central Bank.
National wrote down the book value of 9 billion euros of bonds eligible for inclusion in the debt swap that will help fund Greece until 2014. It also had provisions of 822 Millionen Euro für faule Kredite in der Zeit als die Wirtschaft des Landes schrumpfte unter dem Gewicht der im Gegenzug für das Land umgesetzt erste Lohn-und Rentenkürzungen 110 Milliarden-Euro-Rettungspaket von EU-Partner.
Ohne die Bindung Abschlag, Nationale sagte, es sei ein Gewinn, wesentlich bedingt durch Einheiten in der Türkei und Südosteuropa.
Die Aktienkurse in Griechenland sank die Kreditgeber der letzten Woche, da das Land kämpfte mit einem dritten Jahr der Rezession, und die Regierung an einem zweiten Rettungspaket verfolgt Verhandlungen, die Verluste für Anleihegläubiger mit sich bringen wird.
Die Bank berichtet, Ablagerungen von 62 Milliarden Euro zum Ende des ersten Halb, a 10 Prozent Rückgang gegenüber dem Vorjahr. The decline in deposits intensified in Greece in the second quarter with a reversal noted after EU leaders agreed on a second financing package for the country on July 21, sagte die Bank.
Deposits in the country slumped by 21.4 billion euros since December 2010, oder 10 Prozent, insgesamt, according to figures from the Athens-based Bank of Greece, with the withdrawals forcing Greek banks to borrow more from the central bank as money markets remain shut.
National Bank said its Tier 1 capital ratio was 11.2 percent at the end of the period.
–Redakteure: Frank Connelly, Stephen Taylor
Um die Reporter zu dieser Geschichte wenden: Maria Petrakis in Athen zu [email protected];
Former player Javaris Crittenton, who was suspended from the NBA for having guns in a locker room with teammate Gilbert Arenas, plans to surrender to face a murder charge in a deadly Atlanta shooting, an attorney said Monday.
Crittenton, 23, will travel from Los Angeles to Atlanta and should arrive early Tuesday, said lawyer Brian Steel.
“He offered to turn himself in,” Steel said. “He’s not guilty. We look forward to getting it to the courts.”
Police earlier obtained a murder warrant for Crittenton in the Aug. 19 shooting of 22-year-old Jullian Jones, a mother of four.
Police say Jones was walking with two men when she was shot and they believe one of the men with her was the target.
Police spokesman Carlos Campos said the motive appears to be retaliation for a robbery in April, in which Crittenton was a victim.
Crittenton played in 113 NBA games, most recently in April 2009 for the Washington Wizards.
Owners, players reportedly
will meet Wednesday
Two people with knowledge of the plans say the lead negotiators for league owners and players will meet Wednesday — for the second time since the NBA lockout began.
San Diego State coach Fisher gets 4-year extension
San Diego State coach Steve Fisher, 66, got a four-year contract extension worth $3.448 million and longtime assistant Brian Dutcher, 51, has been designated as his eventual replacement.
“In my mind, Brian is more important than the extension of my contract,” Fisher said.
Fisher will get a $150,000 raise next season to $800,000, mit einem 5 percent escalator in ensuing seasons. Aztecs athletic director Jim Sterk — previously Washington State’s AD — said there is no penalty if Fisher retires before the contract ends.
Fisher has a 232-152 record in 12 seasons at San Diego State, including a school-record 34-3 mark last season.
Former Seton Hall player
is expected to get 3-year term
Ex-Seton Hall player Kelly Whitney, 28, has pleaded guilty in an armed robbery at a house near the school’s New Jersey campus.
Whitney is expected to get a three-year state-prison term in a plea deal with Essex County prosecutors. The Chicago resident pleaded guilty to burglary, conspiracy and criminal restraint charges, and must serve 85 percent of his term before becoming eligible for parole.
Woods to play in October
Tiger Woods will play theFrys.com Öffnen, which starts Oct. 6 in San Martin, Calif., his first time competing in the PGA Tour’s Fall Series. Woods, a former No. 1 player who is ranked 38th in the world, is trying to prepare for the Presidents Cup in November in Australia.
Harvick is in NASCAR Chase
Kevin Harvick has clinched at least a wild-card berth in NASCAR’s 12-driver, 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Harvick was not listed among drivers who had clinched after Saturday night’s race in Bristol, Tenn, because there are still scenarios where he could fall outside of the top 10 in points. Further review by NASCAR determined his three victories this season have earned him at minimum one of the two wild cards.
Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards also have secured berths. That leaves seven spots available over the next two races.
Martin wins Vuelta time trial
German Tony Martin of the HTC-Highroad team won the individual time trial and Briton Christopher Froome of the Sky team took the overall lead in the Spanish Vuelta.
Froome leads Leopard Trek rider Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark by 12 seconds after 10 der 21 stages.
Martin completed the 29-mile test in Salamanca in 55 Protokoll, 54 seconds.
• More than 100 youths attacked a Panathinaikos soccer fan club in downtown Athens, Griechenland, leaving three people hospitalized with stab wounds.
Police said three people have been detained for questioning after the mayhem.
It was the latest sign of trouble in Greek soccer despite a government campaign to crack down on violence and corruption in the sport.
The Greek league started last weekend, with three of the 16 teams in the top division still to be determined because of a major match-fixing scandal.
• For the first time in her harness-racing career, 3-year-old fillySee You At Peelerswas not in the winner’s circle.
Her 22-race winning streak ended with a sixth-place finish in the $193,150 Nadia Lobell Stakes at The Meadows in Washington, Jedoch. Idyllic, who paid $12, won by 3 ¼ lengths overMyluvmylife.
See You At Peelers’ winning streak was the fourth-longest in U.S. harness racing over the last 20 Jahr.
Vacation season is getting ready to wrap up. Families are preparing for autumn, focusing on more family oriented activities. Kids are ready to go back to school (even if they are unhappy about it!) Tatsächlich, I spent the last week sitting next to the bay, drinking coffee, working and relaxing as much as possible on my vacation. Bis, natürlich, we were evacuated on Friday due to the hurricane, which was preceded by an EARTHQUAKE (Only my vacations, folks)! Zum Glück, all of our friends and families are safe and we got out of there with time to spare. But ending a relaxing vacation by being evacuated, then having to batten down the hatches for what was supposed to be the storm of the century (pardon the terrible joke, but Irene was more of a HurriCAN’T!).
As fall closes in on us, travel doesn’t cease. This season begins traveling to visit families, kicking off the holidays with our loved ones. Maybe even planning for next summer! Doch, as usual – money is tight. Especially when beginning to think of the holidays! So, in order to aide you in spending time with your families, we are working with World Resorts International to offer this incredible package. Für $499, you can purchase a certificate that will allow you to visit over 500 locations across the US, Canada and Mexico for a FULL week.
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Fragrant stuffed vegetables can be made ahead of the meal and served hot or at room temperature. They don’t require a lot of patience to assemble — they just need a long simmer and then a rest to let the flavors mingle and intensify. Eat them as a main dish or a side, and serve up leftovers for lunch.
The filling for these irresistible stuffed eggplants is also good for peppers and squash. Substitute the chopped flesh of the summer squash for the eggplant, and just use the rice and tomatoes for peppers. Make these a day ahead for best results.
2 1/2 auf 3 pounds small or medium eggplants
Salt to taste
1 1/2 pounds tomatoes, grated on the large holes of a box grater
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 auf 6 garlic cloves (to taste), minced
1/2 cup uncooked long-grain or basmati rice
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
3 tablespoons finely chopped mint
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Saft von 2 Zitronen
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1. Cut the eggplants in half. With a grapefruit spoon or a small knife, remove the flesh to within 1/2 inch of the skins.
2. Sprinkle the eggplant shells with salt, and let sit for 30 minutes while you prepare the remaining ingredients. Chop the flesh, and steam for 20 Protokoll, until tender.
3. In a large bowl, combine a third of the tomatoes, the steamed eggplant, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, all but 1 clove of the garlic, the rice, herbs and the juice of one of the lemons. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Oil a large flameproof casserole or an earthenware casserole set over a flame tamer. Combine the remaining tomatoes, Olivenöl, allspice, Zimt, lemon juice, Zucker, tomato paste and remaining garlic in the casserole. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Fill the eggplant shells with the rice mixture, and arrange in the casserole in a single layer. Add water if necessary to cover about a third of the eggplant. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, cover tightly and reduce the heat to low. Simmer 45 minutes to an hour until the eggplant and rice are tender. Remove from the heat.
5. Using two spatulas (the eggplants are soft at this point), transfer the eggplants to a platter. Bring the sauce to a boil. If it is not already thick, reduce until thick and fragrant. Pour over the eggplants, and allow to cool to warm or room temperature. They’re good chilled as well. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or cilantro if desired.
Yield: Serves six.
Advance preparation:These taste even better the day after they’re made; they firm up in the refrigerator and are easier to handle. They will keep for about four days in the refrigerator. I like them cold.