Kitas weather has posted a video of a funnel cloud forming over Larnaca on Tuesday. According to the UK’s met Office, a funnel cloud is a cone-
Funnel cloud forms over Larnaca (video)

Funnel cloud forms over Larnaca (video)

Funnel cloud forms over Larnaca (video)

Funnel cloud forms over Larnaca (video)

Funnel cloud forms over Larnaca (video)

Funnel cloud forms over Larnaca (video)
Funnel cloud forms over Larnaca (video)
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Kitas weather has posted a video of a funnel cloud forming over Larnaca on Tuesday.

According to the UK’s met Office, a funnel cloud is a cone-shaped cloud which extends from the base of a cloud towards the ground without actually reaching the surface.

A rotating column of wind draws in cloud droplets, making a region of intense low pressure visible. They are formed in the same way as a tornado building around this localised area of intensely low pressure and are typically associated with the formation of cumulonimbus thunderclouds.

Crucially, a funnel cloud does not reach the earth’s surface, at the point it reaches land it becomes a tornado, or if it reaches a body of water it becomes a waterspout.

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Funnel cloud forms over Larnaca (video)

Man jailed for two years for possession of child pornography

Man jailed for two years for possession of child pornography

Nicosia Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced a 27 year old man to jail for two years after he pleaded guilty to possession of 106 files of child pornography.

The court castigated the unacceptable and repulsive behaviour and said that sentencing must act as a deterrent.

In mitigation, the court took into consideration the defendant’s clean record, his immediate admission to the offence and the relatively small number of pornographic material.

The court rejected a request from counsel for the defence to suspend the jail term.

 

Efforts for Cyprus to join US Visa Waiver Programme stepped up

Efforts for Cyprus to join US Visa Waiver Programme stepped up

Nicosia and Washington on Tuesday agreed to accelerate their efforts to include Cyprus in the United States’ Visa Waiver Programme, with the two sides setting up a Working Group to deal with this matter.

According to a Foreign Ministry, Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides, Interior Minister Nicos Nouris, and Justice Minister Yiorogos Savvides met jointly with US Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl C. Risch, who is paying a working visit to Cyprus.

The meeting is part of the effort to further strengthen Cyprus-US cooperation on a wide range of issues, including the process to abolish the need for Cypriot passport holders who want to travel to the US to obtain a visa.

During the meeting the two sides reviewed the progress achieved so far in relation to Cyprus’ inclusion to the Visa Waiver Programme and decided to immediately set up a Working Group, with competent officials from both governments, to accelerate the efforts and successfully conclude the process the soonest possible.

It is noted that they also discussed ways to further develop bilateral relations, and that they exchanged views on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, which highlight the positive role Cyprus is playing as a factor for stability and security in the broader region.

Finally, the two sides agreed to continue their bilateral contacts on all levels, in order to monitor and deal with consular affairs, withing the framework of their contractive and mutually beneficial relationship.

(Cyprus News Agency)