ARF DASHNAKTSUTIUN CYPRUS GOMIDEH ANNOUNCES MAY 28 GRAND FIESTA
Gibrahayer 19 May - Nicosia - The ARF Dashnaktsoutiun Cyprus Gomideh has announced a May 28 Grand Fiesta on the occasion of the rebirth of the Armenian nation by marking the 90th anniversary of Armenian independence with the participation of Armenian presidential candidate Vahan Hovhannessian and singers Karnig Sarkissian and his band as well as Sahag Sahagian (composer of Kedashen).
The celebrations will begin at PASYDY on Sunday 8 June at 6:30pm and will continue with a Banquet at The Holiday Inn at 8:30 pm with the participation of the popular singers from Armenia.
The raffle of The Armenian National Committee of Cyprus - giving out three major prizes will take place during the Banquet.
The two events on the same day, are being organised by the ARF Dashnaktsoutiun Cyprus Gomideh and sister organisations AYMA/HMEM, Hamazkayin "Oshagan" Cyprus Chapter and The Armenian Relief Society (HOM) "Sosse" Cyprus Chapter.
CYPRUS GOING NUCLEAR ?
|Cyprus Mail - 16 May 2008 - The Energy Service is to prepare a study looking into the possible construction of a nuclear power station on the island.|
Director Solon Kassinis said that using nuclear energy is a lot more acceptable now, following years of technological progress following the Chernobyl disaster in the former Soviet Union in 1986.
The issue of disposal methods for nuclear waste was one of the most pressing problems the international nuclear industry faced when trying to establish a long-term energy production plan, yet there was hope it could be safely solved.
According to Kassinis, even in areas susceptible to earthquakes, including Cyprus, construction can be such as to minimise danger, “as seen using the examples of Turkey and Japan”.
According to Alithia newspaper, companies interested in building a small nuclear reactor have already approached the Energy Service, which is part of the Commerce Ministry, and preliminary talks revealed that they are willing to build, operate and own a station at no cost to the government.
Kassinis said a nuclear power station in Cyprus would have as its main role the production of electricity, which it would sell to the government. He added: “Nuclear energy is our only answer as fossil fuels are running out and renewables are not enough for our needs. Modern nuclear technology is absolutely safe and I think it is inevitable that it will happen, although this may be in a matter of decades.”
ARMENIAN SOLDIER SHOT DEAD
|Yerevan May 16 - Andranik Hayrapetian, an Armenian soldier, was killed by a gunshot that originated from Azeri positions on May 15, the Armenian Defence|
Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
"The conscript was wounded by a gunshot coming from Azeri positions. The private was admitted to a hospital where he died," the statement says.
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