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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Greek Served Hillary in Diner: She’s “Nice and Intelligent” but “We Need a Change”

HARRISBURG, PA – A server at the Capitol Diner in Harrisburg, PA, identified as a Greek-American named Athena, told New York Times reporter Robert Draper on July 27, the day...


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He Who Fails to Learn from History…

Visiting Greece for the first time in the early 1960s, I heard my uncle Nickolas Kontoleon (who later became a world-renowned expert on Cycladic Culture, the Dean of Archeology at...


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Energy Minister Skourletis Against Selling of 17pct of PPC

Greek Energy Minister Panos Skourletis stated clearly that he is against the selling of 17 percent of the PPC (Public Power Corporation) adding that this is also the government’s position, in an interview with Real News Sunday newspaper. Referring to the amendment that reduced the transit fee of the natural gas and speculations on the withdrawal of […]


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Home Events Concerts Ross Daly Invites 140 Musicians from Around the World to the GREEK...

ross-daly3 Houdetsi, a well-known village in Crete, will fill with music in the coming days, thanks to the 7th Houdetsi Music Festival. World music will ...


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Good music and good times at Boots And Hearts: Day 3 [Photos]

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Report: Middlesbrough keen on signing Greek international Andreas Samaris

According to Portuguese outlet O Jogo (as cited by Zero Zero), Premier League outfit Middlesbrough are currently considering a swoop for Greek international Andreas Samaris. The influx of so many quality players could see Middlesbrough avoid relegation ...


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Mantzaros Philharmonic Society Brings Home ‘Gold’ from Vienna

Greek Aegean Airlines was also able to donate three tickets to the society, while another 50% of the expenses were covered by the members’ families. Mantzaros was the only Greek philharmonic society to participate in the international festival.


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Bank of Greece: Interest rate spread up slightly in June

The interest rate spread between loan and deposit rates increased to 4.45 pct in June, from 4.41 pct the previous month, with the average interest rate on new deposits remaining almost unchanged, while the one on loans increased in the month, the Bank of ...


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Greek Fire Department Combats 1,500 Fire Fronts Every Year

A recent report, brought together by the deputy commander of the Greek Fire Service, Adrianos Gourbatsis, revealed that 1.6 million hectares of land was burned in Greece between 1981 and 2014. The average expanse of land burned annually is 49,054 hectares ...


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GREEK main opposition: Early elections not a surprise for us

"In an environment of multiple impasses nobody can exclude the possibility of serious political development" stated main opposition New Democracy ...


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There's a counter-intuitive solution to the biggest problem with the Olympics

[Rio Olympics opening ceremony]Clive Mason/Getty Images Rio still faces massive challenges in its infrastructure, security, and even water quality just days before lighting the 2016 Summer Olympics cauldron, and their struggles have Olympic fans asking a question: Do the Olympics need a permanent home? Any such call faces a mountain of opposition, not least because the modern games are so steeped in tradition that any change must, at first, seem as preposterous as a Jamaican bobsled team. It is not a totally new idea, but the continuing protests over Brazil's upcoming games and the still-remembered flaws in the 2014 Sochi winter Olympic production may strengthen the calls. In 1999, amid intense dismay about corruption in the host-selecting process, government officials in Athens offered to play the host permanently, just to stop the scandal. At the time, however, most suggested the benefits of exposing the world to a new city every two years outweighed the costs. "Giving the Games a permanent home, as some critics of the site-selection process have suggested, would also diminish their cultural dimension," The Christian Science Monitor wrote at the time, "and the opportunity for thousands of athletes, spectators, and TV viewers to get to know different parts of the world." Since then, however, the logistical challenge of inviting the world's athletes and media to a city, coupled with the immense expense of building stadiums and stands for just a few weeks of use, has dampened many a would-be Olympic flame. Even the venues for the 2004 Athens Olympics, bought at such an expense that many believe it helped plunge the nation into its current economic crisis, now sit mostly idle but for incoming refugees.  The International Olympic Committee (IOC) insists the rotation of cities provides benefits both concrete and tangible. "Every city that hosts the Olympic Games becomes a temporary steward of the Olympic Movement," said Jacques Rogge, president of the IOC. "Each has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to showcase the celebration of the human spirit. And each creates a unique set of environmental, social and economic legacies that can change a community, a region, and a nation forever.” [2016 Rio Olympics - Swimming - Victory Ceremony - Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Victory Ceremony - Olympic Aquatics Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 06/08/2016. Emma McKeon (AUS) Brittany Elmslie (AUS) Bronte Campbell (AUS) and Cate Campbell (AUS) of Australia pose with their medals. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth ]Clive Mason/Getty Images But concerns that Rio 2016 will be an Olympic-sized traffic jam have changed the International Olympic Committee's plans to expand the games into more developing countries, The Wall Street Journal reported. "Rio has been the biggest challenge we have ever faced," said Gerhard Heiberg, a committee member who headed the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway. "Maybe we will spend some more time thinking about going to the last continent. We need some assurance it will be a success." The committee has stopped talking about "universality," speaking instead of standbys such as Paris or Los Angeles. Yet even in relatively stable nations, highly developed cities have withdrawn bids after counting the costs, the Monitor reported in 2015. Recouping the cost of putting on the 2024 Olympic games, a committee in Boston found, they would need to host the games quite regularly – about every four years, to be precise. Boston withdrew its candidacy in July 2015. [Rio Olympics]Clive Mason/Getty Images But why, asks The Washington Post's Paul Glastris, should repeat hosting be such an impossible proposition? > The ancient Greeks held the Olympics in the same wooded sanctuary on > the Peloponnese for a thousand years with no evident complaints in > the extant literary record. We should do something similar for the > modern Olympics: pick a city or country to be the permanent host — > one each for the Summer and Winter Olympics. >  > Any number of places could do. But Greece is the obvious choice, at > least for the Summer Olympics. It has an undeniable historical > claim. It staged a well-run Olympics in 2004. The facilities it > built wouldn’t be too costly to refurbish. And the extra tourism > money that Greece would receive would help it pay off its debts. On Friday, the Opening Ceremony will kick off the 2016 summer games – whose success, or lack thereof, could determine whether Rio 2016 adds fuel to arguments for giving the Olympics a reliable home. NOW WATCH: We asked a Navy SEAL what he ate during training, and his answer shocked us


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In 2000, Vlaovic made the final move of his career to Panathinaikos, where he added a Greek League and Greek Cup to his CV. 8. Josip Drmic (24) starred in all of Switzerland’s matches at Brazil 2014, but could not prevent them from being knocked out at ...


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Rival Parties Rip SYRIZA Scheme to Stop Hellenikon Plan

Greece's opposition parties are furious the government plans to stop development of the old Hellenikon airport and abandon it.


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Bakoyiannis Sees Early Greek Elections This Year

New Democracy's Dora Bakoyiannis said she believes the beleaguered government will be forced to hold early elections this year.


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OMG! Hrithik Roshan is all set to marry this young girl?

When Hrithik Roshan turned up at The Kapil Sharma Show recently, little did the Greek God of Bollywood know that he was in a for a special surprise. Hrithik who turned up at the popular comedy reality show to promote his forthcoming movie Mohenjo Daro with ...


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China's first gold of Games won by woman shooter

becoming the first Greek woman to win a medal in shooting. Zhang kept China in top standing in the event after countrywoman and London 2012 and Beijing 2008 gold medalist Guo Wenjun failed to qualify for the finals, finishing in 30th place. Zhang ...


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700 Migrants to Be Housed in Abandoned Factory

The number of refugees arriving in Greece from the Middle East is constantly growing, however, the dire economic situation of the country is not allowing the government to provide proper accommodation for all the asylum seekers. Volunteers and organizations are constantly looking for alternative and in some cases unconventional housing options. Recently, an abandoned 550 […]


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Kate Moss and Duchess of York Sarah enjoy holidays in Greece

Fun-loving Sarah, Duchess of York, has opted for a summer jaunt in Greece with sybaritic supermodel Kate Moss, dailymail.co.uk reports. The pair are holidaying in Greece along with the model’s 29-year-old toyboy boyfriend Count Nikolai von Bismarck and ...


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The term 'crazy' shouldn't be thrown around lightly – ask any woman

The ‘crazy woman’ trope stretches from Plato to Plath. Perhaps the rise of the craziest man in the 21st century will force a rethink Women are crazy. This isn’t me being hysterical; it’s historical. The trope of the crazy woman stretches from Plato to Plath to popular culture. Women, we have been told in thousands of ways for thousands of years, are simply more emotional and more irrational than men. Madness-as-womanness is something we were first sold by the Ancient Greeks. The problem with women, they decided, was that they had wandering wombs. So, thanks to a few wise men, half the world’s population was diagnosed with a sex-specific disorder: hysteria. As medicine progressed, the definition of hysteria evolved until it was eventually discredited. Nevertheless the idea that women were biologically wired for instability became engrained in culture. What’s more, women started actively buying into the idea. The crazy woman began taking on a crazy appeal. Continue reading...


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Greek firm sees seaweed as business opportunity

Greece, Ta Nea--Most people don't think of seaweed as a particularly valuable resource. However, a newly founded Greek company, "PHEE," has identified in seaweed a first-class and innovative business opportunity. Approximately three years ago, at a ...


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Greek national rowing teams through to Rio2016 semifinals

The Greek rowing teams started with two out of two qualifications. Anastasia Asoumanaki and Katerina Nikolaidou advanced to the semi finals of the women’s double skulls. The Greek team came in third in their heat with a time of 7:20,64. Similarly, the ...


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Smuggling in Greece surges as crisis in Turkey continues and Europe’s borders closed

With Turkey in crisis and Europe’s borders closed, smugglers in northern Greece are expecting a profitable summer. Greek police say traffickers are using increasingly sophisticated methods – motorcycle spotters, maps of border surveillance “blind ...


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Greek authorities urge citizens to aid in capturing tax evaders

Authorities in Greece have doubled their efforts to catch tax evaders over the last year. The Greek Finance Ministry’s General Secretariat for Public Revenue has issued an official statement asking citizens to help combat tax evasion by exercising their ...


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Greece draws 813 million euros from six-month treasury bills

The public debt management agency (ODDIH) has announced that an auction of 26-week treasury bills with a value of 625 million euros was carried out on Wednesday. According to the official statement, the total bids reached amounted to 813 million euros and ...


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Motorcyclist dies after hitting vehicle on Saturday in Henrietta

GREECE Post · Classifieds · Jobs · Cars · HOMES. FEATURED ». NEWS NOW. Motorcyclist dies after hitting vehicle on Saturday in Henrietta .


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Zhang gives China another women's air pistol gold

"So I did my utmost on the last shot." All three medals went to first-time Olympians after Anna Korakaki captured bronze to become the first Greek woman to earn an Olympic medal in shooting. "I'm really excited that I'm the first woman through all these ...


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Greece’s Creditors Plan September Squeeze Over Reforms

A summer break for Greece's government will end in September when international creditors are expected to turn up the heat.


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Greek Energy Minister Skourletis against selling of 17% of DEI

Greek Energy Minister Panos Skourletis stated clearly that he is against the selling of 17 pct of DEI (Public Power Corporation) adding that this is also the government's position, in an interview with Real News Sunday newspaper. Referring to the amendment ...


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Olympic 2016 Medal Count: Sunday Updates on Medal Standings for Each Nation

Source: bleacherreport.com - Sunday, August 07, 2016 Sunday marked the second full day of competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and medals were up for grabs in a wide array of sports. Shooting, cycling, weightlifting, diving, judo, archery, fencing and swimming were all scheduled to hand out hardware during an action-packed day that featured events across the country of Brazil. The United States, Japan and China entered Sunday tied atop the medal standings with five apiece. As Sunday's competitions continue to play out, here is an updated look at the standings followed by recaps of each medal event.   Women's Shooting China continued its dominance in the women's 10-meter air pistol Sunday, as  Mengxue Zhang captured gold with an Olympic final record total of 199.4 points. She beat out Russia's Vitalina Batsarashkina by just over two points. Greece's Anna Korakaki took bronze in a distant third. CCTV News provided a photo of Zhang during her golden moment: With the victory, Zhang clinched the third consecutive Olympic gold for China in the event. Guo Wenjun won the previous two, but she failed to qualify for Sunday's final. Zhang also captured the first gold medal of the 2016 Olympic Games for China and gave it the overall lead in the medal count.     Follow @MikeChiari on Twitter. All Related


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Lindsay Lohan Breaks Her Silence About Recent Troubles With Fiancé Egor Tarabasov: 'No Woman Can Be Hit And Say With That Person'

After a tumultuous few weeks — including that infamous and scary video of fiancĂ© Egor Tarabasov getting physical with her on a Greek beach — Lindsay Lohan is speaking out. The former Mean Girls star has a lot to say about her relationship with ...


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Anna Korakaki Wins First Medal for Greece in Rio Olympics

Greek athlete Anna Korakaki won the first medal for Greece in the Olympic Games in Rio. Korakaki took the bronze medal at the 10m air pistol final and the first for Greece in the Olympic shooting competition since 1920 when the Greek national team won the ...


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Foreign Ministry announcement on the death of a Greek citizen in yesterday’s attack in Munich

The toll of yesterday’s tragic attack at the Olympia shopping mall in Munich unfortunately includes a Greek citizen among the victims. In these difficult moments, we express our deep condolences to his family and loved ones. Greece’s Consul General in Munich is proceeding to all of the necessary actions, in consultation with the competent German authorities.


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Yusra Mardini: Refugee swimmer off to flying start after Pope Francis sends letter

From Lebanon they reached Turkey and then took a boat to GREECE -- but the boat began to slowly sink as it took on water during the journey. Mardini ...


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Greece Relieved Over Ankara’s Hesitancy to Investigate Turkish Extradition

Greek diplomats appear relieved by the fact that Ankara has not yet submitted an official request for the extradition of eight Turkish army officials who fled to Greece by helicopter following last month’s failed coup. According to Greek diplomats the ...


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What Olympic Runner Alexi Pappas Eats Before A Big Race

The 26-year-old long-distance runner, who’s gearing up to compete in Rio for Greece’s national team—Pappas was born in the United States, but she’s of Greek descent and has dual citizenship—can run 10,000 meters in 32 minutes. Just to break it ...


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Hrithik Roshan reminiscing about crime-fighting ‘Krrish’ days?

Heavy rains may be wreaking havoc in the city of Mumbai, but trust the Greek God of Bollywood to use the wind to his favour and up his 'oomph factor'. Hrithik Roshan, who is gearing up for the release of his periodic drama 'Mohenjo Daro', was thinking ...


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Ankara hesitancy on Turkish extradition request offers vague relief

The fact that Ankara has not submitted an official request for the extradition of eight Turkish officers who fled to GREECE by helicopter following last ...


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No time to waste

The attempted coup in Turkey scared the living daylights out of everyone: the Turks, the Greek Cypriots, the Turkish Cypriots, the EU and the US. Turkey is currently in a highly paranoid state, seeing enemies wherever it looks, the US fears losing a NATO ...


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Transfer gossip (Sunday, Aug 7): Hull City want Hungary striker

… Maguire, have been linked with Greek midfield man Andreas Samaris, who …


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Refugee who swam ashore in Greece off to flying start in Rio

Ahead of competing at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Yusra Mardini, along with the nine other athletes that make up the Olympic Refugee Team were sent a letter by Pope Francis.


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This Greek Statue Of Zeus Was Lost In The Fifth Century, So – What The Heck – Let’s Just 3D-Print Another One

“It took two days to 3D print Zeus’s body and 20 hours to print his legs.” Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)


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Famagusta, still a derelict European ghost-city

Present at the event were Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides, the Mayor of Famagusta, the Mayor of Deryneia, the Bishop of Constantia – Famagusta, Greek MP Demetris Emmanouilides representing the President of the Hellenic Parliament, leaders and ...


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People smuggling surges in Greece

… in northern Greece. One gang had received information from a Greek police … Greek-Turkish border. Police said the smugglers brought some 600 migrants into Greece … smugglers north of the Greek border. In Greece alone, more than 57 …


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‘They don’t care:’ Sexual harassers target women refugees in Greece

When Warda left her hometown of Idlib in Syria, she knew she had a long, difficult journey ahead, but it never crossed her mind that she would face increased danger as a young woman. For the past four months, the 18-year-old has been living in a makeshift ...


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Landmarks, shelter, air filters – trees are our friends

We may no longer rely on their wood for wheels or fish hooks, but trees are essential to our lives Burnt Oak, Gospel Oak, Poplar, St John’s Wood. These are all stops on the Transport for London map, but their names carry dim recollections of a world older than the Underground. The rail network is haunted by memories of trees – Poplar is called after the trees that once flourished there, along the banks of the Thames and the Black Ditch, one of London’s many lost rivers. In centuries past, St John’s Wood was part of the great forest of Middlesex, variously feared for its robber gangs and famous as a rich hunting ground for kings. Gospel Oak was a huge oak tree, marking the parish boundary of St Pancras and Hampstead, which became an outdoor church for nonconformist preachers and their enormous congregations during the 18th century. Burnt Oak was distinguished by a fire-damaged tree. Perhaps it was struck by lightning. Oaks, being taller, generally standing at a distance from each other and carrying more water in their abundant leaves than other trees, are the ones most prone to lightning strikes. (This is partly why the ancient Greeks associated them with Zeus and in Old Norse mythology they were the tree of Thor, the thunder god.) Continue reading...


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Model Aoife Walsh BREAKS her arm after fall on dream GREEK holiday

Aoife Walsh's dream GREEK holiday turned into a nightmare when she slipped and fractured her arm. The model took to Instagram to share a picture of ...


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Refugees Stuck Between War And Bureaucracy In Greece

The GREEK government rushed to set up camps and the islands continued to receive more and more people until the European Union and Turkey ...


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