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Mythic Greek warrior, vulnerable to wounding only in his heel. See: Achilles bursa, Achilles reflex, Achilles tendon.


mythical Greek warrior who was vulnerable only in the heel.
Achilles bursa - bursa between the tendo calcaneus and the upper part of the posterior surface of the calcaneum. Synonym(s): bursa of tendo calcaneus
Achilles reflex - a contraction of the calf muscles when the tendo calcaneus is sharply struck. Synonym(s): ankle jerk; ankle reflex; tendo Achillis reflex; triceps surae reflex
Achilles tendon - the tendon of insertion of the triceps surae (gastrocnemius and soleus) into the tuberosity of the calcaneus. Synonym(s): tendo calcaneus
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Therefore the Troika should act towards the restoration of confidence in the banking system," Pelides added, noting that following the Eurogroup decisions Cypriot companies have trouble importing goods on credit, as their suppliers request cash payments.
With the application, Browder and Cherkasov want the Republic of Cyprus to stop cooperating with Russia in a probe against the Georgiades and Pelides law firm, to which the police sent on August 23 a questionnaire requesting information about transactions carried out by Cypriot subsidiaries of Hermitage.
Vassos Sharly, a former deputy CEO at Bank of Cyprus or Phidias Pelides, the former CEO of audit firm PwC and current Chamber of Commerce president are reported to be in the loop as replacements at the finance ministry.
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Vassilis Charly, a senior manager at Bank of Cyprus or Phidias Pelides, a chartered accountant and former head of Cyprus's Investment Promotion Authority (CIPA), are reported to be in the loop as replacements.
The advisers appointed by the Central Bank are international law firm DLA Piper, financial investigators Kroll and Cypriot lawyers Georgiades & Pelides," the statement read.