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Monday, November 4, 2013

Greek Ladies of Jordan: “We are in Need of a Teacher”

“Please, we do ... Greek language” mentioned Mrs. Varnali. Not only Greek children but also children from Jordan, U.S and Russia took lessons of Greek language. Now is the time for the grandchildren of Greek women of Jordan that belong ...

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VPRC: Greek Students Uncertain of Future

VPRC: Greek Students Uncertain of FutureGreek Reportere Greek students seem to be ambivalent towards European Union, disappointed from politics, and pessimistic for their professional future according to VPRC research called “Europe of young people.” At the same time they dream of having a better quality ...

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Athens's Love Affair With the Euro Persists

Athens's Love Affair With the Euro PersistsWall Street JournalGreece missed multiple opportunities over many decades to fix a broken political and economic model marked by cronyism, corruption, bureaucracy and excessive borrowing: following the overthrow of the military dictatorship in the 1970s, when Greece ...

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Norman's One Year Greek Anniversary

Norman's One Year Greek AnniversaryYeshiva World NewsUntitled It's been one year since Norman's Dairy Delights introduced the first ever Cholov Yisroel Greek Yogurt at Kosherfest 2012, winning the best new dairy product award at the show's annual New Product Competition. It subsequently received ...

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Greek PM vows 'relentless' action against political violence

Greek PM vows 'relentless' action against political violenceFRANCE 24AFP - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras promised "relentless" action against political violence Monday, amid fears of score-settling after the murders of an anti-fascist musician and two members of neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn. "We will not let ...and more »

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Athens's Love Affair With the Euro Persists

Athens's Love Affair With the Euro PersistsWall Street JournalGreece missed multiple opportunities over many decades to fix a broken political and economic model marked by cronyism, corruption, bureaucracy and excessive borrowing: following the overthrow of the military dictatorship in the 1970s, when Greece ...

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Beebe, Relich face off for Greece Town Supervisor seat

In Ward 3, Republican incumbent Andrew Conlon faces Democrat Rita Garretson. In Ward 4, Republican incumbent Kirk Morris faces Democrat Norma Cummings. With Republican John Auberger facing his term limits this year, the Greece Town Supervisor ...

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Greek far-Right victims of shootout buried

The two Greek far-Right Golden Dawn (Chryssi Avgi) party members who were shot dead on Friday in Athens were buried on Monday afternoon. Counter terrorism police continued investigation to trace the assailants and visiting European Parliament President ...

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High notes in Athens as Greece's National Opera defies financial crisis

High notes in Athens as Greece's National Opera defies financial crisiseuronewsGreece's National Opera has gone from being a loss-making business to an income-generator with a brand new fan base. Three years ago, the Greek National Opera had an accumulated debt of 17 million euros. Today, that has been massively reduced by ...

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Greece: Time to Drop the Roma Myths

When I was growing up in Greece, my grandparents often told me that if I didn’t eat my food, they would call the Gypsies to take me away. Sadly, the old myths about Roma snatching babies were revived after police took a little blonde-haired ...

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Cycling the continent for a monumental cause

Greece’s bid to reclaim the Parthenon Marbles is about to be taken for a ride. To raise awareness for the repatriation of Greece’s most prized historical relics, Dr Luca Lo Sicco plans to bike next July from the steps of the British Museum in London to th... ...

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Wednesday's general strike to disrupt train and bus services

A general strike by Greece’s private and public sector labor unions on Wednesday will cause disruption to public transport, it was announced on Monday. On Tuesday, a day ahead of the strike, workers on inter-city trains and the Proastiakos suburban railwa... ...

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As troika returns to Athens, EU rejects claims Greek 2014 fiscal gap is 2.9 bln

A European Commission official has denied reports in Greece that the troika only agreed to return to Greece after Athens agreed that next year’s fiscal gap would be as big as 2.9 billion euros. Troika inspectors began arriving in Athens on Monday and repr... ...

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Air traffic controllers join Wednesday's protest, flight delays likely

Flights in and out of Greece are likely to be disrupted on Wednesday as air traffic controllers have announced that they will join a general strike. Unlike other workers, the air traffic controllers will not stay away from their posts for 24 hours. Howeve... ...

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Troika must be more accountable, says Schulz on visit to Athens

The Speaker of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, has called during a visit to Athens for the troika to be more accountable. Schulz spoke at the “South for Growth” conference in the Greek capital before meeting Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos. “... ...

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Rain and thunderstorms to hit western Greece

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to hit several parts of the country late on Monday and on Tuesday, the Hellenic National Meteorological Service warned, adding that the wet weather is expected to subside from Wednesday afternoon. Storms are expec... ...

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City of Athens calls for volunteers for tree-planting campaign

Some 700 trees will be planted along the sidewalks of the Greek capital this week by volunteers participating in a campaign organized by the City of Athens. The aim of the campaign is to beautify the Greek capital, focusing on run-down districts with few ... ...

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Greek students not optimistic about their future

Greek pupils are pessimistic about their job prospects and many are considering moving abroad to escape high unemployment, a new survey shows. According to a VPRC survey commissioned by the Greek-German school in Athens (Ellinogermaniki Agogi), 63 percent... ...

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In Tirana, Greek president aims at strengthening ties

Bilateral relations and energy cooperation were at the center of talks between Greek President Karolos Papoulias and his Albanian counterpart Bujar Nishani in Tirana on Monday. “We must build our relations on the elements that unite us,” Papoulias said, d... ...

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Flights, public transport to face disruption due to Wednesday's general strike

There will be no international flights from noon to three p.m. on Wednesday and public transport will be disrupted as workers join a 24-hour general strike called by unions to protest austerity in Greece. Trolley buses will not operate at all on Wednesday... ...

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Snap, Crackle, Flop: Kellogg Cutting Jobs As Cereal Sales Get Soggy

After reporting another quarterly decline in its cereal business, Kellogg Co., said Monday that it will cut seven percent of its workforce by 2017. The world’s largest breakfast cereal maker says the cuts are part of an overall plan to trim costs, in a four-year company initiative called “Project K” — not to be confused with its cereal “Special K.” The cuts will total about 2,000 jobs, Bloomberg reports. The company had about 31,000 employees as of late last year. Sales in the company’s morning food business, which is made up of cereals like Froot Loops, All-Bran, and Coco Pops, fell 2.2 percent in the third quarter. One of the reasons for the sales drop is likely tough competition from other big-name breakfast players like General Mills, as well as the rising popularity of other morning fare like Greek yogurt. Even though more than 90 percent of U.S. households buy cereals, Bloomberg reports that sector of the market has been getting smaller for the last three years. [Bloomberg]

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A Greek Siren Song Enchants High Risk Investors

A Greek Siren Song Enchants High Risk InvestorsTheStreet.comNBG Asset Management and Eurobank Asset Management delivered returns of more than 100% in their fixed income funds in the past year, thanks to their big holdings of Greek government bonds, according this post by the Wall Street Journal. Even deeply ...

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Greece's tourism sector to boost economy: Minister

Kefalogianni added: "So overall I would say that not only has tourism shown to be a very resilient sector of economy, but it is also one of the sectors that has contributed to the efforts by the Greek government for fiscal consolidation." (Read more ...

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Golden Dawn Killings Survivor May Hold Clues

ATHENS - Greek counter-terrorism experts are hoping that a man who survived a drive-by shooting at a branch of the far-right Golden Dawn party in Athens will help shed light on the assailants' identity. As supporters of the extremist group held a memorial event on the spot where two of its members were shot dead on Nov. 1, there was growing speculation that far-left radicals, seeking revenge for the murder of an anti-fascist musician, were behind the attack. The man who survived, by diving into a building, is believed to have come face to face with the assassins. 'He is our best hope,' said one source. 'He's the one who got a close-up view of them.'

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US Fund Invests 100M Euros In Greek Construction Firm

ATHENS (Reuters) - U.S investment firm York Capital Management will invest 100 million euros ($134.87 million) in Greece's construction group GEK Terna, acquiring a 10 percent stake in the firm, the two companies said in a joint statement on Nov. 4. It is the fourth Greek bet by overseas investment funds this year, as twice bailed-out Greece lures investors as it is expected to recover from a six-year recession. York Capital will acquire a 10 percent stake in GEK Terna by subscribing to the firm's planned share capital increase and another 3 percent stake in GEK Terna's energy unit Terna Energy , the two companies said in a statement. York Capital will also fully subscribe to a five-year bond issue by GEK Terna at 2.50 euros a share. GEK Terna shares closed at 3.24 euros a share on Nov. 1.

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TAXIDI: Greece's Unspoiled Peloponnese

I have long been a worshipper of the solitary pleasures of the Peloponnese. Culturally sacred, sublimely beautiful, under-populated and lacking in mass tourism, its pull cannot be overstated. Our culture and myths are bed-rocked on the stories of its bewitching towns, mountains and valleys, which have haunted our collective imagination: Arcadia, Laconia, Sparta, and Corinth. Its ancient sites are Greece?s best: the utterly preserved theater at Epidaurus; lushly idyllic Olympia; Agamemnon?s Mycenae; the beautiful mongrel ? Ottoman, Frankish and Venetian by turns ? of Nafplio, and the heavenly Byzantine enclaves of Monemvasia and Mystras. The key to its unspoilt loveliness is that the Peloponnese has been a backwater for two centuries, its population in decline thanks to emigration, especially after the devastations of the Second World War and the civil war. Tourists make a predictable beeline for the islands while Athenians think of the Peloponnese as the conservative peasant of Greece.

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Asylum Seekers Find Detours Around Greece

THESSALONIKI/ISTANBUL - Dire economic conditions, increased security measures, inflated trafficking fees, and the fear of xenophobic violence are putting off potential migrants and asylum seekers to Greece. For those traveling by land from the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa, Bulgaria now appears to be the favored first foot-hold on greater journeys to wealthier western European countries. The Bulgarian Interior Ministry, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the European border agency FRONTEX have recorded increased numbers of migrants and asylum seekers into Bulgaria. Mohammed Ibrahimi, 35, hopes to be one of them. A Palestinian refugee from Jenin in the West Bank, Ibrahimi navigated his way through war-torn Syria travelling 'from one mosque to another and not talking about politics or showing any opinion.' He is now seeking funds in Istanbul to travel on to Bulgaria. 'When we have nothing to lose, we take a lot of risks,' he said.

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These Two Buildings Show Why MIT Is One Of The Coolest College Campuses In The Country

This feature is a part of our Best Colleges In America series.

We recently ranked the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the best college in the country — but MIT is more than just an academic juggernaut.

MIT's campus is one of the coolest in the country, an awesome mix of classic architecture and modernist design. Below, we've profiled two structures — the Great Dome and the Stata Center — that show off the diversity of MIT's campus.

MIT's Great Dome:

The Great Dome looms over Killian Court, MIT's main quad and a center of classical architecture on campus. Built in 1916, the Dome is reportedly based off of Low Library at Columbia University — which in turn was built to emulate the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.

The architecture is explicitly and purposefully a return to earlier styles, and it succeeds in evoking a true classical beauty. Surrounding buildings bear engravings of the names of some of the greatest thinkers in history — from Aristotle to da Vinci to Darwin — reflecting the pillars of academic thought.

The Ray and Maria Stata Center:

One of the newest structures on campus, the Stata Center is a complex of buildings mainly centered around engineering and computer science. The complex — which will celebrate its 10th year in 2014 — was designed by contemporary architect Frank Gehry.

Many of the walls in the Stata Center jut out at various angles, giving it a brutalist and disorderly appeal. Architectural critics have positively compared Gehry's aesthetic to the creativity of the research inside.

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Greece's Debt Inspectors Back Amid Austerity Anger

Inspectors from Greece's bailout creditors have restarted talks on spending reforms that the government is resisting, with one senior official bemoaning the negotiators' "punitive approach." The officials from the "troika" of the European ...

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Bailout inspectors back in Greece amid growing anger over austerity reforms

ATHENS, Greece - Inspectors from Greece's bailout creditors have restarted talks on spending reforms that the government is resisting, with one senior official bemoaning the negotiators' "punitive approach." The officials from the "troika" of the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund will, after preliminary talks Monday, start high-level meetings ...

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Bailout creditors in Athens for new austerity talks, Greek unions plan general strike

At stake is the next, 1 billion-euro ($1.35 billion) installment of rescue loans. The two sides disagree over savings needed in coming years. Greek unions have called a general strike Wednesday.

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Bailout creditors, Greece to restart reform talks

Representatives of Greece's bailout creditors are in Athens to restart negotiations on the course of austerity measures and reforms. Officials from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and ...

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Greek Poet Kostis Palamas' House for Sale

Greek ReporterGreek Poet Kostis Palamas' House for SaleGreek Reporterkostis-palamas-house-for-sale The house where Kostis Palamas was born and grew up in, is now for sale. The financial crisis prevents the Municipality of Patras from buying it, and now the house is looking for news owners. The crucial point of the case ...

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WTM 2013: Marketing Greece aims to recover share with 'hidden gems' website

to capitalise on increasing numbers of shoulder season visitors and cruise passengers visiting the islands through December and early January. Marketing Greece has reported a 10% rise in the number of early bookings for 2014 compared with the previous year ...

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“Good Greek Girl,” a Play by Koraly Dimitriadis

November is going to be Koraly’s Dimitriadis month. Koraly Dimitriadis is a Greek-Australian poet, actor and director. Her play, “Good Greek Girl,” will be performed at La Mama Theatre from November 5 to 7. In this film she explores the ...

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Bad Loans Swamping Greek Banks

Bad Loans Swamping Greek BanksGreek ReporterThe audit found that the share of Non-performing loans (NPLS) has reached 30 percent as nearly one-third of Greeks – including the ruling New Democracy Conservatives of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition partner, the PASOK Socialists who ...

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Only one if four shops across Greece took part in Sunday opening

KathimeriniOnly one if four shops across Greece took part in Sunday openingKathimeriniOnly one in four shops around Greece and one in three stores in Attica opened on Sunday as part of a new initiative aimed at boosting GreeceĆ­s flagging retail sector. National Confederation of Greek Commerce (ESEE) said, however, that the first Sunday ...Greece: Small businesses protest against new laws allowing Sunday tradingeuronewsReactions On First Sunday Opening of StoresGreek ReporterGreece Woos Consumers With a Novelty: Sunday ShoppingWall Street JournalPhilippine Star -Global Times -Press TVall 12 news articles »

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Iran, Greek officials discuss ME developments

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always supported a political ... The international event was proposed by Russia and the United States in May, but the date of the long-awaited meeting has changed many times as Syria’s increasingly divided opposition ...

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A great economist and Euro-fan turns negative on the region

Greece's ills and growing imbalances between Northern and Southern Europe prompt Robert Aliber to make a surprising about-face. FORTUNE -- We're hearing a lot of talk these days about how Europe is staging a modest recovery that's sufficient to ...

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A longtime Euro-fan turns negative on the region

Greece's ills and growing imbalances between Northern and Southern Europe prompt Robert Aliber to make a surprising about-face.

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ECBs Asmussen says ESM should be last port of call for banks

Reuters © European Central Bank (ECB) executive board member Joerg Asmussen addresses reporters during a news conference after his meeting with Greece's Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras in Athens August 21, 2013. REUTERS/John ...

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Hundreds attend Greek Festival on Sunday at St. Nicholas

George Gongora/Special to the Caller-Times Young dancers perform Sunday during the 50th anniversary of the Greek Festival of Corpus Christi at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Long lines formed Sunday of patrons waiting for gyros, souvlaki plates and other specialties at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. For those with a sweet tooth, pastries were on sale at the Greek ...

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Athenians Society Celebrates 69th Anniversary of Liberation of Athens

ASTORIA, NY - Because it is difficult for people who did not experience the nazi occupation of Greece to imagine the sheer joy and relief that the people of Athens experienced on October 12, 1944 when the last Germans left the capital of Hellas, Greek-Americans value events like the anniversary celebration hosted by the Athenians' Society at the Archdiocesan Hellenic Cultural Center on ...

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EU regional funds can help Greek recovery says Hahn ahead of visit

European Union regional funds can play an important part in the recovery of Greece and its regions, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn has said ahead of a visit to Corfu and Epirus on Monday and ...

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Greece repatriated 1052 migrants in October

More than 1,000 migrants were repatriated by Greece in October, authorities announced on Monday.Of these, 696 were repatriated voluntarily through a European Union-funded program run by the Greek branch of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).The ...

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Songwriter and radio presenter Kalamitsis dies at 74

Songwriter, dramatist and journalist Yiannis Kalamitsis is to be buried on Monday in a private funeral.Kalamitsis died at the age of 74 on Sunday after long-term illness. During his career, he penned more than 400 songs, some of which were put to music by respected Greek composers, including Mikis Theodorakis.However, he was more widely known for his radio programs. Kalamitsis had a popular ...

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Is a living economy possible for Greece and Europe

of the dominant development paradigm, within which the crippled Greek economy is called to recover. At the economic stage, many countries, including Greece, continue to sink deeper in the crisis, with significant fiscal deficits and stagnation. Recovery and the creation of new jobs are still being sought via obsolete economic tools, on the chaotic basis of attracting any type of investment, ...

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The Supreme Court's Prayer Test

Daily BeastThe Supreme Court's Prayer TestDaily BeastFor eight years beginning in 1999, the town of Greece, New York, began its legislative sessions with prayers given exclusively by Christian clergy. Many of the prayers referred to “Jesus,” the “Holy Ghost,” and other religious deities and symbols. The ...Supreme Court Greece Prayer CaseRochester Democrat and ChronicleNational groups send a prayer to the Supreme CourtReutersA Prayer in the Town HallNew York TimesCharlotte Observerall 103 news articles »

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Euro Zone Factory Activity Remains Upbeat, But France, Greece Continue To ...

Washington PostEuro Zone Factory Activity Remains Upbeat, But France, Greece Continue To ...International Business TimesThe French PMI index dropped to a four-month low of 49.1, revised down from an earlier estimate of 49.4, while Greece dropped to a 3-month low of a 47.3 reading. Germany's PMI was revised up to 51.7 from a preliminary estimate of 51.5, and higher than ...Greece: manufacturing activity shrinks faster in OctoberANSAmedEurozone's modest and fragile manufacturing recovery continued in OctoberFinFacts IrelandEurozone manufacturing PMI shows 'frustratingly slow' recovery, Markit saysIFA Magazineall 398 news articles »

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City of Promise Benefits From UVA Greek Carnival

City of Promise Benefits From UVA Greek CarnivalThe Charlottesville NewsplexThe University of Virginia's fraternities and sororities ended their Greek weekend with a carnival that benefited children. The free event brought people out to UVA grounds for an afternoon of fun. Sororities and fraternities set up booths with ...UVA Greek Life Hosts Carnival for Charlottesville CommunityNBC 29 Newsall 5 news articles »

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