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Travel: Mosaics and the smell of Cyprus
Travelling with Yiannos C. in the hills of the Todos Mountains is an adventure into the unknown realm where the sacred dances on the edges of infinity. When he laughs with his deep-seated baritone voice, I can almost picture the immortalised voice of Zorba. When I have been in Cyprus, we visit the architectural beauty and works of art in the churches and monasteries, where we both feel a sense of rootedness in this ancient and holy land. Attending services with the monks' plainchant reverberating in cadence, London and its memories are blotted out and the myrrh and frankincense burn.

Churches are emblazoned with mosaics and icons and you can touch the past like your own breadth. You think of Mount Athos and dream of adventure aka Robert Byron. Today, of course, The Republic of Cyprus is developed, particularly the tourist sector with its resorts in Limassol but once you leave the c...

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Competition for Jobs is Fierce

According to the Association for Graduate Recruiters in the United Kingdom, the prospectus for graduates in 2006 is already up 11% over the previous year. From statistics, it appears that the job market is rosy, and it is true that the employment is buoyant. Competition for the best jobs however, remains intensely demanding. Graduates find themselves competing with a much larger pool of people as university attendance rates have soared in the UK. The trend is similar across Europe. Employers, therefore can much more selective when choosing ...

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