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Monday, July 18, 2016

Coup attempt a 'stressful' time for GREEK Cypriots

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said on Monday that the attempted coup in Turkey had been extremely worrying for GREEK Cypriots with 43,000 ...


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Annual Hamptons Greek Festival Held

Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Christian Church hosted the annul Greek Festival of the Hamptons over the weekend with food, music, dancing and vendors. JON WINKLER PHOTOS You have read 1 of 7 free articles this month.


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Turkish soldiers in court after fleeing to Greece

… of protest from members of Greece’s Turkish-speaking Muslim minority who … , Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan, called the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, to … Turkey].” With officials in crisis-hit Greece also concerned about the ability …


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It's All Greek to Congressman Lee Zeldin in Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - It was a night of opa and fun Satuday when Congressman Lee Zeldin and his family attended the Hamptons Greek Festival at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons. More from Across Patch Bed Sheets, Desk Lamp ...


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A plastic surgeon used a golden mathematical ratio to 'prove' this is the most beautiful person in the world

[amber heard]Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Who's the fairest of them all? Julian De Silva, a London-based cosmetic surgeon, thinks he may have the answer. He used a mathematical ratio sometimes referred to as the "Golden Ratio" and told The Daily Mail that actress Amber Heard is the person with "the most beautiful face in the world, according to science." Here's a taste of the story: Amber Heard's face was found to be 91.85 per cent accurate to the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi — which for thousands of years was thought to hold the secret formula of perfection ... From pictures, her eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw, and facial shape were measured and 12 key marker points were analyzed and found to be 91.85 per cent of the Greek ratio of Phi which is 1.618. Kim Kardashian's face came second with 91.39 per cent, Kate Moss was third with 91.06 per cent, Blurred Lines model Emily Ratajkowski was fourth with 90.8 per cent, and Kendall Jenner was fifth with 90.18 per cent accuracy of her features to the beauty ratio Phi. De Silva's website describes him as a "facial cosmetic surgeon who specializes in the eyes, nose, face and neck areas only." He offers women his formula for calculating their own beauty, based on the "golden" ratio of 1.62. But is his golden ratio method scientifically sound? And can it dictate who we find attractive or unattractive?  John Allen Paulos, a Temple University research mathematician and author of books like "Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences," doesn't think so. "There's no evidence for most of these claims," he said in a call with Tech Insider. "And when there is, it's merely descriptive. Yes, okay, that ratio is approximately 1.62, but so what? There's lots of other rectangles with ratios like 1.8 and 1.5." "It's not such an unusual ratio," he added. "It's a common rectangle." A 5x3 index card, for example, meets the Golden Ratio standard. "There's no scientific discovery that's ever followed from any kind of scientific application of the 'Golden Ratio,'" he said. "It doesn't predict anything. It isn't at the base of any sort of argument that has some kind of scientific content." The Golden Ratio describes two measures of any kind. Let's use line segments, as in the example below. For the measures to exist in "golden" ratio to one another, the ratio between the smaller measure and the larger one must equal the ratio between the larger measure and the sum of the two measures added together. When that's the case, the ratio is an irrational number close to 1.62, often denoted by the Greek letter Phi.[Golden Ratio Diagram]Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP That's all there is to it really. A mathematical quirk, with no relationship to any objective beauty standard — unless you happen to find it visually pleasing. One way you can use the Golden Ratio is to draw a spiral shape within a rectangle. That shape is sometimes superimposed on images along with the claim that they are somehow "aesthetically perfect." People often say they've found the ratio in places it does not exist, as Nautilus reported in 2013: The spiral of the nautilus’ shell is often said to fit precisely within a golden rectangle regardless of its size. But that is untrue. Each nautilus shell does maintain the same proportions throughout the animal’s life (that is, it’s a logarithmic spiral), but that proportion is generally not the golden ratio. Many have also claimed that the golden ratio is found in the proportions of various parts of the human body, the shape of the Gutenberg Bible, the Mona Lisa, and the Parthenon. None of these assertions have stood up to skeptical scrutiny, yet these myths stick with us. The mathematician Keith Devlin once gave a talk about the golden ratio, discussing numerous misunderstandings and debunking them, but when a radio station re-broadcast a portion of his lecture, it crucially omitted the fact that the examples were all false. People are really good at spotting patterns, and if you've trained yourself to believe a certain common pattern has a beautiful virtue, you're likely to spot it everywhere. The parody Twitter account "Fibonacci Perfection" superimposes the golden rectangle on absurd situations, revealing how aesthetically imperfect supposed "golden" images often are: Tweet Embed: https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/749223659152273408 Ignatius Farray (@IgnatiusFarray1) pic.twitter.com/CNLkz3MBze Tweet Embed: https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/749947856384061440 Leslie Knope's fall (Parks and Recreation) pic.twitter.com/NlubnanBYQ  Tweet Embed: https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/748654082336952320 George Bush shoe attack pic.twitter.com/MWCeVDTxFs Tweet Embed: https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/748299663766347776 Latvia pic.twitter.com/RfbY4rKsyY Mathematics serves to answer formal, abstract questions about patterns and the universe. The standards of human beauty emerge, in large part, from messy cultural norms and the sexual and aesthetic preferences of individual people.  Individual people vary _wildly_ in terms of beauty standards — so much so that unless you cherry-pick studies it's hard to make much sense at all of the available science on what makes people more or less attractive. There is certainly no evidence that a particular mathematically-derived lip shape or eyebrow-archness is somehow a key toward unlocking a universal human beauty response. If your face doesn’t meet the standards of an entirely arbitrary ratio, don’t worry. It’s meaningless. De Silva did not return a request for comment. NOW WATCH: This woman uses makeup to transform herself into hugely famous celebrities


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Roundup: Turkish officials claiming asylum in Greece terrified, trust Greek justice:lawyer

The eight Turkish military officers who landed in northern Greece in a military helicopter on Saturday in the wake of the failed military coup, were terrified, but had faith in Greek justice, one of their lawyers told Xinhua on Monday. The officers landed ...


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Former Greece superintendent to lead city schools

The Rochester city school board signed a contract Monday with Barbara Deane-Williams to serve as the next superintendent of city schools. Deane-Williams is the former superintendent of the Greece Central School district. She retired in 2015 then took a job ...


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Greece expects to wrap up talks on extending Athens airport concession in September

Under a third EU/IMF bailout agreement signed last year, Greece promised to renew an agreement with Germany-based AviaAlliance and Greek energy group Copelouzos, allowing them to operate Athens International Airport (AIA) until 2046. Responding to ...


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US Treasury Secretary Lew to visit GREECE

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will press GREECE'S government to move ahead on economic reforms in a visit to Athens this week, the Treasury ...


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GREEK Mythology Casino faces another hurdle to reopen

The Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel (formerly known as New Century Hotel, and home to the shuttered GREEK Mythology Casino) has had its appeal to ...


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Roundup: European commissioner urges for Greek debt relief deal by year end

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici urged for an agreement on the further relief of the Greek debt burden by the end of this year with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s involvement during a ...


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State Department's energy envoy sees GREECE as potential gas entry point

With the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) deal already signed, the terminal station in Alexandroupoli in northern GREECE in the final stretch and the ...


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Annual GREEK celebration to be held Aug. 5-7

A weekend of delicious food and entertainment is returning to downtown Sarnia. Greekfest will be held during the first weekend of August, and Allison ...


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Moscovici praises Greeks – apparently for being still alive despite strict austerity

There are times when I have the strong feeling that Greece’s lenders do troll Greeks. Take an example an European Commissioner for economic and financial affairs, Pierre Moscovisi, who is in Athens today. Speaking at the special joint committee in the Parliament Moscovici said that he is “an ardent fan […]


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EU sticks to Greece optimism despite Brexit worries

The European Union's top economy official laid out his hope that a debt-relief deal with Greece could be achievable by the end of this year. Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici also said Monday during a visit to Athens that he hopes the ...


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Reports: Former GREECE School Supt. To Take The Reins in Rochester

She started as GREECE supt. in 2011. Deane-Williams will fill a spot vacant since Bolgen Vargas stepped down last December. Vargas stayed on the ...


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US Treasury chief to travel to GREECE to talk reform

WASHINGTON: US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will press GREECE'S government to move ahead on economic reforms in a visit to Athens this week, ...


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Murderer of GREEK Cypriot girl jailed for life 34 years after killing

A 56-year-old UK man was sentenced to life in jail on Monday after having been found guilty by a London court for the rape and murder of a GREEK ...


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Greek Hotel Owner Cuts Down on Air-Conditioning Costs and Goes Viral

A photograph shot in a Greek hotel in Rethymno, Crete, has gone viral after the hotel owner invented a way to save on electricity for air conditioning. He drilled a hole in the wall between two rooms and allowed one air conditioner to be used between them.


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1ST LEAD EU: Failure to continue reforms could put Greek recovery at risk By Helen Maguire, dpa

Brussels/Athens (dpa) - EU Economy Commissioner Pierre Moscovici warned Greece on Monday that failure to press ahead with its reform agenda could put its economic recovery at risk, during a visit to Athens almost a year after the country struck a new ...


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Italy Could Easily Be the 'Greece of 2016'

As part of the Portfolio Guru world tour, I've set up shop in Italy for the time being. I wrote in Friday's column of the sangfroid of the British people with regards to Brexit. And in Italy, sangue freddo is a way of life. Cold blood definitely is needed ...


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Deputy FM Amanatidis meets with a delegation from the Global Coordinating Committee of Pontian Youth

Deputy Foreign Minister Ioannis Amanatidis met at the Foreign Ministry today, Monday, 18 July 2017, with a delegation from the Global Coordinating Committee of Pontian Youth (PASEPON). The subject of the meeting was the Global Olympics in Modern Greek, which will take place from 24 to 31 August, in the context of the celebration of the Aristotle Anniversary Year proclaimed by UNESCO, on an initiative of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The delegation was made up of Alkis Anastasiadis, president of PASEPON, Victoria Kravchenko, secretary of PASEPON, and Anna Iliadou and Konstantinos Samourkasidis, PASEPON members. Mr. Amanatidis...


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Trapped in Greece: refugees stranded in dire conditions as Europe drags its heels

Around 48,000 refugees and migrants are still stranded in mainland Greece, many of them in dire conditions in state-run camps, as borders across Europe remain closed to them. Thousands of men, women and children are facing a very uncertain future with ...


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More Refugees Land in Greece, Turkey Swap Still On

Another 270 migrants and refugees landed on the island of Lesbos last week despite a suspended European Union swap deal with Turkey. The Greek ANA-MPA news agency also said another...


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Greece Wants IRS Help To Catch Tax Evaders

Essentially giving up trying to catch tax cheats, Greece is again asking the IRS to help hunt them down as the numbers keep growing.


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The 2016 Secret Sound Festival to Take Place on Skyros in July and August

Secret Sound Festival will take place on Skyros island on 31 of July, and the 1st and 2nd of August 2016. It is an annual Freestyle Music Festival in Greece that brings live dj set shows and live music performances together. “Our ambition is for the Secret Sound Festival to become a meeting point for […]


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EU: Failure To Continue Reforms Could Put Greek Recovery At Risk

Brussels/ATHENS (Alliance News) - EU Economy Commissioner Pierre Moscovici warned Greece on Monday that failure to press ahead with its reform agenda could put its economic recovery at risk, during a visit to Athens almost a year after the country struck a ...


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EU, Greece seek debt deal by year end: Moscovici

The European Union and Greece hope to reach a deal on the crisis-hit country's debt mountain by the end of the year, EU economic affairs chief Pierre Moscovici said on Monday. "We need to reach a positive agreement involving the IMF by the end of the year ...


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Home Greek news Trivago: The 10 Most Popular Destinations to Vacation in GREECE this Summer,...

Beaches, history and Cretian traditions makes taking a trip to Chania a true vacation that the whole family will enjoy! Same as last year, Crete is the ...


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Escaped Turkish soldiers in Greece 'fear for lives' if sent back

Eight men have appeared in court, charged with illegally flying their Turkish military helicopter into northern Greece following the failed coup. Their lawyer says the men fear for their lives if they are returned home. The men, who have applied for ...


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Yanis Varoufakis Offers Prime Minister Turnball Some Advice on Debt

yanis varoufakis Yanks Varoufakis, Greece's former finance minister, is quite the colorful character, and whether you love him or hate him, make no ...


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GREEK Court Hearing in Case of 8 Turkish Officers Adjourned Until Thursday

A GREEK court hearing the case of eight Turkish military officers, who escaped to Greece by helicopter during last Friday's coup attempt, was adjourned ...


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Extradition of 8 Turkish Soldiers to Turkey Brings to Mind Ocalan Case

The PKK leader finally landed in the GREEK Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, on February 2, 1999. There, the U.S. and Kenyan intelligence services ...


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Moscovici in Athens: Greece-EU Set Christmas Target for Debt Relief

EU Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici met with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens on Monday to discuss specific measures for the reduction of Greece’s debt. Moscovici said that the country needs to stick to reforms in order ...


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2nd Thematic Consultation of ALUMINIUM OF GREECE with its Stakeholders “We Talk about the Environment”

… , Chief Executive of ALUMINIUM OF GREECE, stressed in his introductory speech … endorsing this initiative, ALUMINIUM OF GREECE established the Consultation as carbon … . MYTILINEOS Group is a leading Greek industry active in Metallurgy …


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Reports: Cosco considering deal with fYRoM rail to bypass strike-prone Greek state operator

State-run rail operator Trainose continues to incur damages from ongoing employee strikes and work stoppages, with Chinese multinational Cosco - a major customer - reportedly in talks with the rail company in the former Yugoslav Republic of Yugoslavia ...


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Hotel tax in Greece to come into effect in 2018

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced that the planned tax on overnight stays in hotels and room rentals will come into effect in 2018. The Prime Minister also underlined that tourism will be at the forefront of Greece’s return to growth, as it ...


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More than 4,000 arrested over illegal gambling on Euro 2016

• £10m seized in two operations in Asia and Europe • Raids were part of Interpol’s ongoing investigations More than 4,100 people were arrested in coordinated raids across 11 different countries during Euro 2016 in one of the largest global police operations against illegal gambling in Asia. Nearly 4,000 raids were carried out in China, France, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam on illegal gambling dens as part of Operation Soga VI - the sixth investigation into football gambling by Interpol, the organisation which facilitates cross-border police work. Continue reading...


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B2B GAMING SERVICES and Mr. Gabriel Chaleplis, CEO Scoop the Most Prestigious European and Greek Awards for Entrepreneurship

The company goes from strength to strength in the fledgling online betting and gaming sector, in Europe and Greece, providing market "oxygen" to global and local online betting and gaming brands, enabling them to pursue their business, accommodating ...


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Moscovici wants deal with IMFon GREEK debt relief by end of year

Greece and its eurozone partners funding its bailout need to reach an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on further debt relief for the ...


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EU's Moscovici urges Greece to stick to reforms for more debt relief

Greece needs to stick to reforms to regain credibility and earn further debt relief, EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said during a visit to Athens on Monday. He said Athens and its euro zone partners financing its bailout need to reach an ...


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Greece, EU set Christmas target for debt talks, IMF return

[European Union Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici, right, shakes hands with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens, Monday, July 18, 2016. Moscovici is on a one-day visit to Athens where he will also meet with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos. (AP Photo)]ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Union's top finance officials says that bailout talks with Greece are aimed at achieving a debt relief deal and a return to full program participation by the International Monetary Fund by Christmas.


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Greeks Gird For Tax Tsunami, Dreaded ENFIA Payments

The next in a wave of big tax hikes - the ENFIA massive property tax surcharge - is set to kick in for beleaguered Greeks.


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Greek Olive Oil Harvest Plunges Off Poor Marketing

Greece's treasured olive oil will have a bad year with an estimated 26 percent drop in production for the coming season.


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EU Finance Chief Says No Let-Up in Greek Reforms

EU finance chief Pierre Moscovici said Greece needs to stick to austerity, a blow to Premier Alexis Tsipras' hope for some leniency.


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Former GREECE CSD Superintendent to Head Rochester School District

Former GREECE CSD Superintendent to Head Rochester School District ... Deane-Williams held the position of GREECE Central Superintendent ...


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270 More Migrants Reached Eastern Aegean Islands Last Week

According to a report on Sunday by the ANA-MPA, last week the total amount of migrants that reached the shores of the eastern Aegean reached 270. The number of 270 migrants is reflective of a mere 5-day period from last Tuesday until Sunday, seeing 84 individuals reach the Greek island of Chios and a mere […]


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Greek court to rule Thursday on Turkish officers who fled coup bid

A Greek court will Thursday decide the fate of eight Turkish military officers who fled across the border by helicopter after the failed coup in Turkey, a judiciary source said. The eight have been charged with illegal entry and violating Greek airspace.


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Independent report: The Seven Errors of IMF in Greek Program

An auditors’ body consisting of independent economists investigated the first Greek Program. In their report the economists sharply criticize the International Monetary Fund and record seven mistakes the IMF did in the Greek program. According to daily Kathimerini that exclusively published the report, the group of  independent economists and specialists […]


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Mississippi Greek Weekend 2016

Mississippi MOVE hosts the annual four-day festival to bring together fraternities and sororities within the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Includes parties, concerts and more. Proceeds benefit several causes. The Mississippi Greek Weekend is a 4 day ...


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