Cyprus Mail reports:
ALMOST ONE third of Cyprus is at risk of poverty and social exclusion, according to figures released by the statistical service that show an increasing trend since 2008.
The latest numbers show that in 2013, the risk was 27.8 per cent compared to 23.3 per cent in 2008, both of which are way off the national target of 19.8 per cent.
One measurement new to me was the “material deprivation” items:
In 2013, 16.1 per cent of the population in 2013 could not afford to pay at least four out of nine ‘material deprivation’ items. These are the ability to pay rent or utility bills, to cover unexpected charges, to keep their home adequately heated, to eat meat, fish or a protein equivalent every second day, to take a week’s holiday away from home, or to buy a car, washing machine, colour TV and telephone.
Now that puts it a bit into a perspective … “at least four out of nine”.
Who would have guessed that this was taken in Limassol, Cyprus? (except for those who have been to MyMall, of course)
Found on Flickr.
Android Police reports exciting news:
Today, the doors are open for developers from 12 additional countries to register for merchant accounts and begin selling paid apps to the world.
Support for merchant accounts has been added for:
- Dominican Republic
Just to clarify, it was already possible for customers in these countries to buy paid apps and make in-app purchases, but developers registered in these countries were limited to submitting only free apps without IAPs – until now. Without support for merchant accounts, developers usually have to rely on advertising revenue, if they can get it, or turn to alternate business models.
Out of the 152 countries Google Play currently accepts for developer registration, 74 now support merchant accounts.
This has been a long time awaited update!
There was a heavy rain in Nicosia today. I missed most of it while working in the office though.
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Spreading the word from the Ubuntu CY – Cyprus Linux forums:
HotForex and the Cyprus FOSS community would like to invite you to “Open-Source Software an Enterprise Solution: An insight into how HotForex utilizes FOSS to excel in the Foreign Exchange Industry”.
The event will case study HotForex and how the business has transitioned from a fledgling company using traditional business solutions, into an organization with over 100 employee’s across countries and fully utilizing FOSS.
After the main presentation there will be 2 short presentations by the Cyprus FOSS community.
Place: Hustle Lounge Bar, 3 Griva Digheni Avenue, Nicosia 1081
Date: 18th of November, 2014 (19:00 – 23:00)
6:45 – 7:00 pm: Pre-presentation drinks
7:00 – 7:40 pm: ‘Open-Source Software in the Enterprise’ by HotForex
7:40 – 8:00 pm: ‘Skills for the near-future sysadmin’ by Cyprus FOSS Community
8:00 – 8:30 pm: ‘ETL Processes with Talend* for Big Data Management’ by Cyprus FOSS Community
The presentations will be in English. The event is open to anyone wishing to attend.
A finger food buffet and drinks will follow after the presentations.
For more information:
Why Waze is so incredibly popular in Costa Rica – excellent story, which, I think, is pretty applicable in Cyprus too. There aren’t many people here. And there are even fewer sensible street addresses. We are landmark driven navigation country too.
Mr.Meat is the first project going live since I joined Qobo. I’ve only had a minor role in this one, but it’s still delicious. There aren’t many online shops in Cyprus, and even fewer that handle the delivery, so this new addition is very welcome, even if they only cover Nicosia delivery for now. The thing that I love the most about this site is the photography – the images are just salivating!
The heat is finally down. There is a cool breeze. The sun is setting down. A cold beer in hand. Pink Floyd playing at the background. A friend nearby. This view. And no agenda for the rest of this really slow Sunday. I love Limassol. I love Cyprus. And sometimes I love it even more.