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a common iris of the eastern United States having blue or blue-violet flowers

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Head of the Paphos Beaches Committee, Nikos Simillides, stated that the municipality will continue working towards keeping the beaches at the same quality level, adding that he is proud that Paphos was awarded with nine Blue Flags.
A total of 39 others across Wales have also been given one of the Blue Flags, which recognises beaches for the quality of bathing water, the cleanliness of the beach, controlled access by dogs, an adequate number of lifeguards, the monitoring of marine and freshwater habitats and visitors' services.
Beaches in Conwy and Denbighshire have made the biggest strides since last year, gaining an extra four Blue Flags because of their improved water quality.
Across the country, 56 beaches were awarded the Blue Flag, withanet in Kent again claiming the title for the most Blue Flag beaches with seven, closely followed by Poole, Torbay, Bournemouth and bay, Bournemouth and Isle of Wight which each have four.
With these newly awarded sites listed below, the UAE now boasts a total of 24 Blue Flags across the emirates.
Summary: A dozen more beaches and marinas in the UAE are set to receive the coveted Blue Flag eco-label for this month, bringing the total number of officially sanctioned recipient beaches to 24 across the emirates.
ALMOST a quarter of Blue Flag beaches in Wales have lost their status after a wet 2012 blighted water quality.
SIX beaches in Wales have lost their blue flags but 43 beaches and five marinas have earned the award.
EIGHT beaches in the North East have been awarded Blue Flags for their water quality and top notch facilities.
With The Blue Flag Programme awarding 603 Blue Flags to Spain, ULookUBook.
Minister Hogan said: "The increase in the number of blue flags in 2011 is very welcome and is due to the combined efforts of the Local Authorities and coastal communities on the ground as well as those in the wider catchment who are playing their part in working to improve water quality.
In 2002, only 45 English beaches achieved Blue Flags.
The number of coasts with blue flags has been up to 337.
The coastal resort areas were each awarded 14 Blue Flags and Quality Coast Awards (QCAs) for 2010 by anti-litter campaign group Keep Britain Tidy.
As he was being lapped Massa ignored blue flags telling him to move over for faster cars and Davidson, the former driver for Super Aguri looking to break back into F1, said: "He's always the first to stand up in a drivers' meeting and complain about what people like me are doing when we get lapped.