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Television News from BRT2 Brian Hills By Can Gazi
This week on A Cup of Conversation my guest is Brian Hills, events coordinator in the Esentepe area for the cancer charity Tulips. Brian is a retired policeman with a passion for music and magic and knights!
To hear his story tune into BRT2 TV this Saturday the 30th of August at 12 noon.
The repeat of this show will be on Tuesday the 2nd of…
The Main Event with Denise Phillips and Brian Hills By Denise Phillips
This week on The Main Event we are meeting Brian Hills, events coordinator in the Esentepe area for the cancer charity Help Those With Cancer Association (Tulips). Brian is a retired policeman with a passion for music, magic and knights!
Brian and I will be talking about his favourite music which will include some songs he…
Trevor’s Tips – September 2014 Sharing News By Trevor Hughes
Once again we have tragically processed a road traffic accident from which the driver lost his life.
When handing over the car related documents to the Police Authorities, I noticed the log book was only in his name with the wife of the deceased being excluded.
AGAIN, the omission of the spouses/partners name means that she…
By The TRNC Cricket Club
The TRNC Cricket Club celebrated its first home fixture with a resounding victory over the classy Nicosia English X1, at their new home ground at the Pia Bella Stadium last Wednesday.
Team Manager and Umpire Nigel Holman said, “standing in the middle looking around the ground, it had the charming feel of an English village match, but with brilliant sunshine”. The Pavilion comprised of two recently purchased large gazebos, which were packed with the teams & their supporters, whilst around 100 expats and Turkish Cypriots, sat under umbrellas around the boundary enjoying the action packed match.
The TRNC were delighted to have won an important toss and elected to bat, forcing their visitors to field in the high temperatures of early afternoon, which made it very tough for them, but they still managed to maintain their outstanding fielding for the entire 25 overs. The home side got off to a rocky start and were soon 45 for 4, losing Tad Haigh 9, Wajid Ali 8, Zafran Khan 0 and Danish Afridi 7. However, the middle order, then the tail rescued the day, particularly an outstandingly aggressive final not out partnership between Craig Reece 32 and Shahzad 65, including 8 fours and 5 huge sixes disappearing into the adjoining Cemetery and car park. The innings ended at 196 for 7, with the bowling in the heat having been shared by seven players, O.Lavia returning the best figures of 2 for 24 off his 4 overs.
|7.||Janwalle Khan||Run out||0|
|8.||Craig Reece||Not out||32|
|196 for 7
in 25 overs
The visitors were set a gettable but demanding total, needing to score at nearly 8 an over to win. Knowing they couldn’t afford a slow start, they looked to be positive from the first ball. However, they soon ran into trouble, collapsing to 21 for 3, having lost their openers cheaply for 1 and 4, then their most gifted player, Lavia batting at three, slipped and was left floundering half way down the wicket and was easily run out for 3. The Nicosia team never really recovered, falling further and further behind with the required rate, whilst also steadily losing more wickets. The only serious resistance was 18 coming from Tonbridge School 1st X1 player T. Pollington, who was on holiday visiting his parents. The final wicket fell at 60 and the TRNC celebrated their first Home win by 136 runs. The pick of the bowlers being Abrar Afridi with 3 for 10 in his 4 overs.
Nicosia English X1
|1.||E Noel||lbw||A Afridi||1|
|3.||O Lavia||Run out||3|
|4.||T Pollington||ct.||Jan Walli||b.||Reece||18|
|7.||S Pollington||Run out||0|
|8.||P Rennie||b.||A Afridi||1|
|9.||K Holiday||ct.||D Afridi||b.||A Afridi||9|
|10.||R Money||b.||Z Khan||1|
|11.||B Roach||Not out||4|
|60 all out in 17 overs|
Pitch Manager Tad Haigh together with scorer Ian Fell, admitted afterwards with relieved smiles, the game nearly hadn’t happened. Until lunch time the day before, the artificial pitch, which had been loaned by the Cyprus Cricket Association in the South, had been impounded by the North’s Customs Department due to the cricket club making an administrative error. Only after several visits and phone calls to senior officials did it get resolved.
In the best cricket tradition, after game the teams retired to the Pia Bella Hotel for well deserved cold drinks, match dissection, to congratulate each other on a great occasion and to arranged a follow up encounter, probably again at the Pia Bella Stadium at Christmas.
Anyone interested in finding out more about North Cyprus cricket, please contact Nigel Holman 0533 8248999 or email email@example.com or visit their website click here and Facebook click here to see many more pictures.The TRNC Cricket Club celebrated a Home Sweet Home win The TRNC Cricket Club celebrated a Home Sweet Home win By The TRNC Cricket Club The TRNC Cricket Club celebrated its first home fixture with a resounding victory over the classy Nicosia English X1, at their new home ground at the Pia Bella Stadium last Wednesday.
By Ralph Kratzer
I usually do not repair any computer, because a) I lack the expertise, for my studies of computer science treated more the software side, and b) I just do not have time to do it!
But when a friend of mine from Germany and member of The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR), who only temporarily lives in Northern Cyprus, talked about her distress with her PC a few weeks ago, I listened first of all.
She: My PC has given up the ghost, I’m desperate!
Me: What is it doing?
She: Nothing at all! When I switch it on, it makes only beep, beep, beep! And the screen remains dark!
This can be good or bad, I thought, mostly when these things do not do anything more, the cause is not too bad.
As a precaution, I asked a friend, who had often helped me with my own computer problems, and he also had the opinion: “This is typical of a memory error. It´s just cleaning the contacts of the memory modules, then it should work again! The humidity and dust in the air causes problems like that very often over here.”
So, off I went to the computer store and bought contact cleaner spray. Then on to the house of my friend, who still is in Germany at the moment, but soon arrives back here and desperately wishes to see her PC healthy again.
Her PC is a great tower, so it should not have been a big problem to reach the memory modules (with most laptops it’s even easier because these things are simply hiding under a cover in the bottom of the housing). The tower was quickly unscrewed and the side cover removed. The slots of the memory modules were placed easily accessible on the motherboard.
After pressing down the side latches at every slot I could remove the modules one by one. A clean cloth and the cleaning spray and off I went! I cleaned all contacts, also sprayed the empty slots and then inserted the modules again until they locked with an audible click.
Then, reassembling the computer, connecting all peripherals and pressing the on/off button – guess what? The thing again ran like clockwork!
Small cause – great effect! So do not despair if your “tin-comrade” does not longer want to work, often the cause is minor and to fix the damage goes quickly!
Computer - Small cause – big effect! Or the simple repair of a “hopeless” case! Small cause – big effect! Or the simple repair of a “hopeless” case! By Ralph Kratzer…
Peace moves rejected by Greek Cypriots
By Ismail Veli
Reading an article on cyprusscene.com, click here, I felt compelled to make a comment by sharing what the ex Foreign Minister of Cyprus Nicos Rolandis has stated on many occasions.
For half a century the Turkish side has been accused of intransigence on resolving the Cyprus problem. It was only after the referendum and rejection of the Annan…
TRNC News Today 28th August 2014Ertuğ: “Yerondopulos’s statements are extremely serious and cannot be accepted”
Presidential spokesperson – Osman Ertuğ said that the statement of Greece Deputy Foreign Minister – Kiriakos Yerondopulos during his visit to South Cyprus “Greek Cypriot side has no other concessions to make” is extremely serious and cannot be accepted in terms of the continuing…
Events Calendar – Issue 35/2014 28th August 2014
By Margaret Sheard….
A list of events you can look forward to in North Cyprus in 2014. For those charity fund-raisers, venues etc. which would like to include an event in the Events Calendar, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
For full list of event gigs throughout the year for Andrew Sings….. click here For a…
Dance of Cyprus Whirling Derviş for Tulips at Bellapais Monastery
By Mary Day
A spectacular night of entertainment will be combined with raising money for Tulips on Sunday 7th September when
The traditional Dance of Cyprus in the perfect setting of Bellapais Monastery will certainly be something not to be missed. The…