Events Calendar – Issue 53
20th September 2013
By Margaret Sheard
Daily News of Life and times in North Cyprus goes around the world
By Margaret Sheard
See our separate Regular Events Calendar for all of the regular weekly events which may be of interest to you.
The Friends Line Dancers have re-started their line dancing classes at the Punjab Restaurant, Lapta.
Monday – 10am to 12 noon – Improvers/Intermediate.
Wednesday – 10am to 12 noon – Beginners
|3rd to 26th September. Every Tuesday and Thursday evening||9pm in the garden of the Goethe Institute (next to Ledra Palace in the UN buffer zone) there will be 8 different German films (with English sub-titles). The films are from the 1930’s to present times. Admission is free and there are cold drinks and snacks available. For more information contact the Goethe Institute on 22674606|
|23rd September – Monday||Devon (aka Mr Rodeo) will be performing at Bollywoods in Catalkoy. A brilliant country music performer who will treat you to an evening of music to sit and enjoy or get up and dance to. Have a nice meal and enjoy the evening’s entertainment. To book a table contact 0392 815 6937|
|24th September – Tuesday||Devon (aka Mr Rodeo) will be performing at Al Shaheen in Karakum. A brilliant country music performer who will treat you to an evening of music to sit and enjoy or get up and dance to. Have a nice meal and enjoy the evening’s entertainment. It is recommended to book in advance – contact Imtiaz on 0392 815 7390 or 0533 842 2784|
|25th September – Wednesday||Devon (aka Mr Rodeo) will be performing at Rafters Restaurant in Ozankoy. A brilliant country music performer who will treat you to an evening of music to sit and enjoy or get up and dance to. Have a nice meal and enjoy the evening’s entertainment. To book a table contact Abbas on 0392 815 2946 or 0533 849 7512|
|27th September – Friday||Trio Concert at St Andrew’s Church at 8pm featuring Eran Raman (Flute), Katie Economidou (Mezzo Soprano) and Fikri Toros (Piano). Seating is limited and is available by purchase of a programme at 20TL from Jennifer Caitlin on 0533 859 1811 or email email@example.com Proceeds to be donated to St Andrew’s Church.|
|30th September – Monday||Devon (aka Mr Rodeo) will be performing at Rafters Restaurant in Ozankoy. A brilliant country music performer who will treat you to an evening of music to sit and enjoy or get up and dance to. Have a nice meal and enjoy the evening’s entertainment. To book a table contact Abbas on 0392 815 2946 or 0533 849 7512|
|30th September – Monday||Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services will be holding their quiz night at The Ravine in Alsancak starting at 7.30pm. 15TL with a fish and chips or chicken shish supper. Now’s the chance to use your brain power and see if your team can be tops. To book please call Brenda on 0533 840 7834 or Jenny on 0533 876 1483|
|3rd October – Thursday||News from Fikri Toros of an event by Cypress Classica, a classical folk ensemble, which will be held at Karaman Church at 8pm.This will be a splendid presentation of Turkish Cypriot Folk Music with a classical touch and you are invited to make your donation at the door in support of Karaman Church maintenance.To complete your evening’s entertainment, complimentary wine will be served during the intermission|
|4th October – Friday||The Royal British Legion, Kyrenia Branch, will be holding a Beetle Drive at the Olive Press Bowling Club starting at 7.30pm. Entry fee is 5TL per person with all proceeds donated to the Poppy Appeal. The Bowls Club full menu will be available beforehand for those wishing to have a meal. Teams of 4 should be booked with Brian Thomas on 0533 841 1882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and Brian will be explaining how the team game is played prior to starting the Beetle Drive.|
|4th October – Friday||There will be a cello recital at Bellapais Abbey which is part of the Bellapais Music Festival.|
|4th October – Friday||St Andrew’s Church, Kyrenia will be holding their Centenary Dinner Dance at the Deniz Kizi Beach Restaurant starting at 7.30pm. Entertainment will be by Christina plus Werner and his Steam Machine. The cost of tickets is 55TL and reservations can be made by calling 0542 855 8724.There will be a self service Meze followed by a main course of Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian meal served at the table. There will also be self service desserts to complete your evening’s enjoyment.|
|5th October – Saturday||The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) will be holding their Annual General Meeting at the Silver Rocks Restaurant in Lapta at 11.30am. There will be a lunch following the meeting 25TL for members and 35TL for guests. Reservations by 30th September – contact Horst Gutowski on 0533 845 0923. In order to vote at the AGM members must have up to date membership which can be renewed at the Friday get-together at Sea Point in Lapta 4pm to 6pm.|
|9th October – Wednesday||Kyrenia Animal Rescue will be holding an Autumn Lunch at 1pm at Le Jardin Restaurant, Catalkoy. Tickets 35TL can be obtained from the KAR stall at Lambousa Saturday market or from their office in Karakum. For further details, the KAR office number is 0533 869 4098.|
|9th October – Wednesday||Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services will be having their monthly TeaTalk at the Mountain View Hotel at 3pm. The speaker will be announced shortly. Come along for a great afternoon’s entertainment, with an interesting talk, raffle and Mike’s goodie bag, as well as a delicious afternoon tea of sandwiches, cakes and tea/coffee. To book please call Brenda on 0533 840 7834 or Jenny on 0533 876 1483|
|10th October – Thursday||The Children in Need Foundation will be holding their 2013 Ball at the Cratos Hotel, Catalkoy starting at 7.30pm, drinks available to 11.45pm. Tickets are 100TL per person to include a set 3-course dinner and local drinks. Kai Mckenzie will be entertaining with his Michael Buble Tribute act. Dress code – black tie or lounge suit. Tickets will be available from 16th September at The Property Centre in Alsancak and the DVD shop in Catalkoy. Alternatively tickets and further information can be obtained from Laurence Floyd 0533 879 6892 or Mally Torris 0533 853 9499|
|21st October – Monday||NCCCT Bingo at the Ravine in Alsancak starting at 8pm. The jackpot was won last time so there will be a new jackpot commencing at 700TL (50 numbers). 35TL for a book of bingo sheets and a chance of a mini Mars or Snickers Bar for winning lines or a house and of course there is the free raffle as well. Come along and have a nice Fish & Chip meal and an enjoyable evening’s bingo with Carole and Mike. For further information contact Carole Lloyd on 0533 8600357|
|24th October – Thursday||Mr P and Mr D will be presenting The Alternative Quiz to be held at The Fez in Ҫatalkoy starting at 7.30pm. 20TL to include chicken and chips in a basket. The event is in aid of Kyrenia Animal Rescue (KAR). To book telephone The Fez on 0533 867 1781or Stuart Sim on 0533 844 4932|
|25th October – Friday||Faure’s Requiem at Bellapais Abbey at 8pm with the Lefkoșa Municipality Orchestra and the Kyrenia Chamber Choir. Programmes for admission can be obtained from Bridget Kerr by contacting 0533 848 6038. The event is in aid of the SOS Children’s Village.|
|26th October – Saturday||BRS Blood Donor Day. 10am to 1pm at Girne State Hospital. 3 months must elapse between donations.|
|28th October – Monday||Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services will be holding their quiz night at The Ravine in Alsancak starting at 7.30pm. 15TL with a fish and chips or chicken shish supper. Now’s the chance to use your brain power and see if your team can be tops. To book please call Brenda on 0533 840 7834 or Jenny on 0533 876 1483|
|2nd November – Saturday.||The Royal British Legion, Kyrenia Branch, Poppy Ball will be at the Vuni Palace Hotel, Karakum starting at 7pm. 3-course meal. Tickets 110TL for members and 120TL non-members available from the RBL stall at Lambousa Saturday market, to reserve phone 0533 859 2451. Dress code : Black tie/lounge suits. There will be music by the Rock and Roll Rebels plus a late night disco and a raffle and auction will also take place during the evening. A very popular event, so don’t delay in reserving tickets.|
|2nd and 3rd November. Saturday and Sunday||The Lefke Date Festival will be held on 2nd and 3rd November. More details to follow later.|
|Change of date – 2nd November.(9th November – Saturday)||BRS Blood Donor Day. 10am to 1pm at The Black Olive Cafe, Alsancak. 3 months must elapse between donations.|
|8th November – Friday||70’s Nostalgia night at The Black Olive Cafe. Great night to be had. 70’s Music 70’s food (fancy dress) Entertainment provided by Andrew sings..Please book your places for food call 0533 835 5133|
|9th November – Saturday||The Royal British Legion, Kyrenia Branch, Poppy Walk. More details later.|
|10th November – Sunday||Remembrance Sunday at the Old British Cemetery followed by lunch at The Ship Inn. More details later.|
President Eroğlu said that the Varosha issue can only be taken up under the territory title at the last stage as long as the negotiations continue constructively.
Responding to questions at his reception, President Eroğlu recorded that he expects the Greek Cypriot side to bring their Varosha proposal to the meeting which will be held with the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in New York, but added that the Turkish Cypriot side’s attitude regarding Varosha is obvious.
Stating that Varosha is an issue of territory which is one of the negotiation titles, Eroğlu said: “We do not have a policy to discuss separately”
Hoping that the negotiations continue constructively and the territory issue is taken up at the last stage, Eroğlu stated that Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiadis could bring the Varosha issue to the agenda to make people forget the economic problems in the South Cyprus.
Evaluating whether Varosha is a foundation property, Eroğlu stated that although foundation properties cannot be transferred, the titles of properties belonging to Abdullah Paşa Foundation, Lala Mustafa Paşa Foundation and Bilal Aga Foundation in the British Colonial period had been transferred to the Greek Cypriots.
Stressing that foundation property cannot be transferred, but if it is mandatory to transfer, the mentioned foundation property can only be changed with a property at equivalent value, Eroğlu said: “Unfortunately in the British Colonial period the governor had given instructions as he liked and transferred the titles to the Greek Cypriots. Therefore we have promoted Evkaf Administration to take part in the Immovable Property Commission.
President Dervis Eroğlu received Russian Ambassador to Cyprus, Stanislav Osadchiy.
Osadchiy and the accompanying delegation, who were welcomed by the Presidential Under-Secretary Hasan Gungor, met with President Dervis Eroğlu and his delegation.
President Eroğlu has said that the negotiations have to be launched as soon as possible with an intention of solution, but if we cannot reach an agreement, this should be showed to the whole world.
President Eroğllu attended the reception organized by the Turkish Peace Forces Veterans Association at a Military Premise in Ortakőy, on the occasion of the 92nd anniversary of Turkey’s Founding Leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s entitlement of ‘Gazi’ by the Turkish Grand National Assembly.
Expressing that the Peace Operation which had been realized in Cyprus, has resulted with a State, Eroğlu stressed that the TRNC is standing strongly with the support of Turkey which is the creation of Ataturk.
Regarding the solution of the Cyprus issue, Eroğllu stated that neither the Turkish Cypriot people nor Turkey have patience to wait any longer and continued: “It is high time to sit at the negotiation table to solve this problem as soon as possible.
Eroğllu also stated that it is inevitable to carry the relations with Turkey to the best points.
Recording that the Turkish Cypriot side is still in search of an agreement, Eroglu said: “It is time for a solution, but if we cannot reach an agreement in due time, the world has to accept that an agreement has not been reached so far, as the Greek Cypriots do not have a will for a solution”.
Explaining that there may be a possibility of not being able to launch the negotiations which are expected to start in October due to the attitude of the Greek Cypriots, Eroğllu noted that the Greek Cypriot side is in an endeavour of playing for time.
Recording that the Turkish Cypriot side would like to negotiate and reach a solution about the Cyprus problem, Eroğllu said: “Let’s sit, negotiate and reach a solution. We should try to reach an agreement, but if we cannot, we should let the world know about it.
Stating that the Greek Cypriot side puts forward a proposal regarding Varosha as she desires to set up a partnership on the basis of the present Republic of Cyprus, Eroğllu said that they are making excuses by rejecting mediation and time limit.
Indicating that the Greek Cypriot side’s calling the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) as an ‘occupant’ does not annoy the Turkish Cypriots, because TAF is on the island with an international right to sustain peace, Eroğllu recorded that if the Peace Operation had not been carried out, there would not have been any veterans or chance to talk in such atmosphere.
TR Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesman, Levent Gumrukcu stated: “It is not possible for any plane to fly directly to South Cyprus. The direct flight is not allowed by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation”.
Gumrukcu expressed they were informed that a plane which belongs to a private Greek airline carrying the Trabzonspor squad was going to fly to Larnaca via Rhodes.
Stating that the given permission from Turkey is valid for Trabzon-Rhodes flight, Gumrukcu continued as: “There is no change regarding our official rules. We give permission to a plane flying to Rhodes, but for any reason the plane flies to Larnaca rather than landing in Rhodes, does this create a new case? No. As of today this does not create any new case regarding the relations between Turkey and the Greek Cypriot side or in other areas including aviation.
Gumrukcu added it is known that the incident was caused by the pilot.
Touching upon also the Cyprus issue, Gumrukcu reminded that the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Cyprus, Alexander Downer, held contacts both in Cyprus and Turkey the previous day and said: “Turkey wants this 50th year old problem to be solved urgently”.
Indicating that the negotiations should be launched as soon as possible and a solution reached, Gumrukcu said the necessary parameters are certain, and the only absence is a political will.
Source : TRNC Public Information Office
Monday the 16th September saw many members of the Civil Emergency Service Volunteers (CESV) gather at St Andrew’s Church, Kyrenia to hold the first of a number of open evenings when they will meet the public to demonstrate their skills and explain not only about first aid training but also aspects of their voluntary work as well.
On this first night there were around 25 visitors who became very engrossed with the team members and 15 signed up to receive email news bulletins and two people asked to be put down for future training sessions and perhaps become members of this very important group. Not only will they enjoy the training but will also discover how being a member of this group opens new horizons by meeting and making many friends in other North Cyprus communities.
A great deal of interest was being shown in the demonstration of Choking Charlie and the new equipment they have acquired to enable them to show and let trainees share the experience of helping a victim who is choking as a result of a blocked throat or airway.
Some years ago I had the misfortune when eating bread too quickly to ingest a piece into the back of my throat and the sense of panic was horrific that if I breathed in, my airway would be fully blocked. Fortunately I had the good sense to try to cough and this cleared the obstruction but this was an object lesson and the outcome could have been worse and without someone there ready to help the prospects were…………….
Nearby a young volunteer was excitedly waiting as his face was made up with a demonstration of a simulated injury. In this case he had severe facial bruising around his eye with a laceration of the eyebrow and embedded glass to add to the realism.
Not only is this demonstration of horrific injuries important in the CESV training sessions but there are always opportunities for new recruits to learn the art of first aid make-up along with many other skillls.
Another demonstration area showed the use of training mannequins which allows trainees to experience and perfect the skill of administering CPR – Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation on people who have stopped breathing and are unconscious
Not many people realise that CESV have been working as volunteers alongside the TRNC Sivil Savunma for a number of years now and take part in cross training exercises with them as well as giving special first aid training to the TRNC Emergency Services including Police, Fire Brigade, Doctors and Nurses and Ambulance crews in Hospitals, plus they also give training to schools and other organisations.
CESV will be holding training sessions on the first and third Monday of each month at St Andrew’s Church, Kyrenia from 7.15pm to 9.15pm.
For more information please click here or call Steve Collard the CESV, Operations Director on 0548 845 5927.
Bayrak Radio and Television (BRTK) and Girne American University have co-operated on a protocol to develop and enhance relations.
The protocol ceremony held in GAU Cyprus-Girne Campus Chancellor’s Office was attended by the Director of BRTK, Mete Tümerkan, GAU Founding Rector and Chancellor of Board of Administrators – Serhat Akpınar, Person in Charge of BRT 1 – Neşe Ergüçlü, TV News Superior – Selda İçer, GAU CEO and Vice-Chancellors of the Board of Administrators – Olgun Üstün and Cemile Esenyel and GAU Media Co-ordinator – Derviş Refiker.
GAU Founding Rector and Chancellor of Board of Administrators – Serhat Akpınar, expressed the appreciation of hosting and co-operating with a protocol with the Director of BRTK, Mete Tümerkan, and the Authorities.
Akpınar emphasized the importance of BRT radio and television on enhancing the lifestyle of the Turkish Cypriots in the field of communication and also congratulated BRTK for reaching further success in the TRNC since its early days of establishment.
Akpınar confirmed his appreciation for signing a protocol which had moulded the Turkish Cypriot past and the future. Akpınar further stated that; “We are indeed very happy that you will lead the way for our Faculty of Communication and to many projects to be undertaken for the future. During this phase we, as a University, will sincerely provide any source of opportunity for this purpose”.
The Director of BRTK, Mete Tümerkan, emphasizing the responsibilities of BRTK since its establishment also reported that they have an additional responsibility of reinforcing reform. Tümerkan emphasised that they are proceeding with improving attitudes in mind.
In this respect, Tümerkan reporting that they are aware of the significance of undertaking intimate affairs and co-operation with the universities as the leaders of development and progress and in this sense Tümerkan emphasized the importance of the co-operation protocol signed with GAU.
Tümerkan stated that “we will also make use of the GAU studios thus providing benefit for both sides also allowing the university to develop the education quality through a different dimension” Tümerkan also wished the best for both of the co-operating institutions.
Following the speeches, the Director of BRTK Mete Tümerkan and GAU Founding Rector and Chancellor of Board of Administrators, Serhat Akpınar, signed the co-operation protocol.
The protocol which upholds a 5 year period includes BRTK to provide internship and research opportunities for GAU students, regulating and providing mutual in-service courses in line with broadcasting and technical personnel, GAU to provide space for the BRT Girne Office, GAU to provide live broadcast vehicles for the use of BRT, producing common programs amongst both institutions and establishing a common production commission, sharing of news texts of BRT News Centre with GAU, mutual ease of use to media tools and technical equipment, co-operating for organizing scientific and communal orientated meetings, encouraging GAU personnel to contribute BRT programs in accordance with their field of profession and developing social relations.
By Margaret Sheard
50TL for one month trial membership, including tuition and this will be refunded if you decide to join as a bowling member. The offer has been extended until 31st December 2013 so why not take advantage of this great offer and see if this is the sport for you.
Fast and free Wi-fi is now available to all Olive Press customers.
The first of the Autumn social events will be on Friday 4th October when there will be a Beetle Drive in association with the Royal British Legion, Kyrenia Branch, and hosted by Brian and Adele Thomas. Teams of 4 can be booked at the bar – 5TL per person. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to play, it will all be explained on the night.
There is to be a friendly competition with a party of long matt bowlers from South Cyprus from Sunday 20th to Tuesday 22nd October, starting with a friendly roll up at 4pm on the Sunday followed by a 2-day competition on the 21st and 22nd. Please add your names to the list behind the bar from which a team of 18 will be picked out. There is an entry fee of 25TL per person which will go towards covering the costs of the celebration dinner on Tuesday evening. There will be limited places for non-playing partners for the dinner so please book with Martin as soon as possible.
The Olive Press have purchased a cup and sponsored the event which is to be a friendly but competitive event. The cut-off date for the competition is 30th September.
For further information see the poster below or telephone Martin on 0533 880 1196
There will be a lot more going on at The Olive Press during the coming months, so look out for further news as it becomes available.
By Ralph Kratzer
Again we received a contribution from Chris Green, which we want to share with our readers:
Can it be this simple???
Japanese Ingenuity….save your plastic!
This is one of the most amazing email’s and break-through in Technology I have ever seen!!!
Why aren’t we doing this now????
I think we should all do what we can to save what we are destroying!
Not surprised at this at all, just a case of Japanese ingenuity and perseverance.
What is more important would be the marketing and very low cost to make it mandatory to have one of these in every home.
The sound is all in Japanese. Just read the subtitles and watch.
What a great discovery!
Christopher J Green, Beşparmak Media Services (www.besparmakmediaservices.co.uk/)
Opinion & Debate Columnist, Blogger, Specialist Features Writer & Essayist.