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Cypriot scientists win $2.5m at the “XPRIZE” competition, for their “artificial intelligence-based engine, DxtER,” that can diagnose over 30 serious medical conditions

Four out of seven scientists hailing from our island, have received the first prize in the “XPRIZE” competition, a very prestigious global competition for designing a handheld medical device comparable to the tricorder used in the science fiction TV series Star Trek. The winners received $2.6 million for their “artificial intelligence-based engine, DxtER,”. This device is able to diagnose medical ...

New LGBT online platform fights against violence in Cyprus

By: Leila Thanopoulos ‘Accept – LGBT Cyprus’ is continuously pushing for equality and inclusion in Cyprus for all; where love is not determined by sexual orientation or gender identity. Yesterday, the organisation announced a new online platform where victims of this kind of violence can lodge their complaints. The research findings will gain insight into the date and location of the inciden...

Cyprus Airways is back – First route has just been announced

Charlie Airlines, who has the rights of Cyprus Airways trademarks, managed to get the 2 necessary licenses in order to be able to start running its flight program within the next months.  It has been announced that Cyprus Airways has scheduled mainly charter flights in four nearby tourist destinations by the end of June until mid-September. The very first route will be once a week from Larnaca to ...

No more international roaming charges for all EU citizens, including Cyprus!

By: Leila Thanopoulos Cypriots to take mobile phone plan inclusions with them these summer holidays   The European deputies put forward a decision that positively affects all residents of Cyprus, as well as EU citizens during their European travels. As of June 15, 2017, charges for phone calls, messages and mobile data will not incur any international roaming charges. Instead, the same charge...

This is the song which will represent Cyprus in Eurovision 2017

Hovig will take to the stage in Kyiv with the song “Gravity”. The song was written by esteemed Swedish composer Thomas G:son. Hovig, who is a Cypriot performer of Armenian origin, was selected internally by Cypriot broadcaster, CyBC, to represent the country in 2017. Hovig is 27 years old and participated in X Factor Greece in 2009, the same year that Evi Adamou, Cyprus’ represen...

Cyprus Airways is reviving this Summer  

With 3 or 4 nearby destinations, Cyprus Airways will launch the first phase of flights this summer. In March 2018, the second phase of flights will take place. The new Cyprus Airways has successfully received the commercial license. Currently, Cyprus Airways, has at its disposal one Airbus 319 while until March next year, the company will receive its second aircraft, and might even further strengt...

‘ONE’ in Limassol will be the tallest seafront tower in Europe upon its completion in 2019

‘One’ will be located on 28th October Avenue, will offer amazing sea view. It will be 37 floors at a height of 170 metres. On the ground floor, one can find shops, a restaurant and a residential lobby. The project will feature 84 luxury apartments with 3 apartments per floor including 2-3 bedroom and duplex apartments. Featuring a private swimming pool, the penthouse will occupy three ...

ExxonMobil, Qatar Petroleum sign Cyprus gas deal

“ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum said they had begun planning for drilling operations and intend to drill a first exploration well off the coast of Cyprus in 2018 US giant ExxonMobil with Qatar Petroleum on Wednesday signed a licence to explore for oil and gas off the coast of Cyprus, and they expect to start drilling next year. The venture was selected as part of the island’s third lic...

Cypriot Beach Tennis player Yiannis Toumazis wins once again, ranking to No17 wordlwide out of 1.216 players

The tournament took place in Santa Monica, California on the 1st April 2017. It is part of the IFBT (International Federation of Beach Tennis) 2017 World Tour and it’s an Open-2 Grade tournament. Yiannis Toumazis’ partner was Carlos G. Rivera (born in Puerto Rico) – an athlete member of the National Beach Tennis Team of USA and a sponsored player of SEXY Beach Tennis, the brand sponsor...

Gold Award for Louis Hotels for the Best Hotel Technology Innovation 

Another distinction for Louis Hotels, at the Greek Hospitality Awards 2017, for the innovative service ‘’Social Media Concierge’’ developed for its establishments. The company won the Gold Award for the category “Best Greek Hotel Technology Innovation”. The Social Media Concierge service allows 24-hour communication with guests via Facebook messenger, in order to provide the best possible service ...

Heart Cyprus listed in the top rank in the most engaged-with Facebook sites in Cyprus

It is with great pleasure that we have seen these amazing news this morning published on Cyprus Mail! Heart Cyprus is listed in the top rank when it comes to the most popular Facebook pages in Cyprus in terms of the rate at which people comment, share or like the page. Below is the original article: “TV stations Antenna and Sigma and Heart Cyprus have the most popular Facebook pages in Cypru...

Cyprus got viral on social media: The Hallumi video that created dispute between the two parties

The island of Cyprus, and more specifically The Republic of Cyprus, was invaded by Turks ιn 1974 and since then, 37% of the island is occupied. Before the invasion, the island was inhabited by Greek Cypriots (mainly) and a number of Turkish Cypriots. Both parties used to live peacefully until the invasion hit the island. It was quite lately that the local cheese hallumi, got Cyprus viral on social...