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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Civilization VI to Have Multiple Leaders Per Civ, Gorgo Revealed for GREECE

By contrast, Pericles' special ability allows him to gain culture for every city of which GREECE is the suzerain. Regardless of which leader you choose, ...


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Reuters� Yannis Behrakis wins war photography awards

… the border from Greece into Macedonia, near the Greek village of Idomeni … the border from Greece into Macedonia, near the Greek village of Idomeni … the border from Greece into Macedonia, near the Greek village of Idomeni …


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A greater need: Nazarene volunteers serve refugees in Greece, Serbia, Croatia

… went into effect, teams in Greece, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia … also partnered with the local Greek Evangelical Church in Katerini to … come.  Croatia  Unlike camps in Greece where refugees wish to leave …


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Eagle Scout assists Greece Police K9 unit

Evan Trabold, of Boy Scout Troop 195, recently assisted the Greece Police Department K9 Unit for his Eagle Scout project. After speaking with Officer Jeff Phillips, Trabold decided to build a scent wall and odor detection boxes for the police K9 unit.


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Athens, Greece & Nicosia, Cyprus

The Non Profit Institute for Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution will serve as our partner and host for this program. IADR was formed by the alliance of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), and the Union of Hellenic Chambers of ...


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GREEK economy minister says IMF analysis on debt sustainability should be finished by Christmas

Yes folks the sorry saga continues. By comparison the Brexit debacle is a mere puppy. Now where's my regular pic for these posts. Ah, here it is.


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Turkish plane enters GREEK territory 17 times

A Turkish CN-235 transport plane violated GREEK national airspace 17 times in the northeastern, central and southeastern Aegean Wednesday.


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GREEK Life Donates to Greater High Point Food Alliance

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 12, 2016 – High Point University's GREEK Life donated over $2,742 to the Greater High Point Food Alliance as a part of the ...


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WikiLeaks: White House Wanted Bill Clinton to Pressure Tsipras into Accepting Greek Debt Deal

i’m on a train and hard to talk by phone. White House asked me whether WJC had enough of a relationship with PM Tsipras to call him and counsel him to make a deal. Can you ask him whether that’s in the realm of possibility. If yes, I can talk to him ...


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Multinationals to raise advertising spending in GREECE during 2017

A series of dramatic turbulence hitting the Greek supermarket sector in the last 12 months is causing unprecedented changes in the domestic market ...


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Civilization 6 Has More Than One Leader Per Civilization

With this, GREECE gains a Culture bonus from killing or destroying an enemy in combat. Specifically, it gets 50 percent of the defeated unit's base ...


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Bust of the Greek God Pan Found on Mars?

In the search for signs of an ancient civilization on Mars, an anomaly hunter may have found signs of a character from our planet's own distant past: the Greek god Pan! The intriguing discovery was made by researcher Scott Waring as he studied the latest ...


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Last art history A-level axed after Michael Gove cull of 'soft' subjects

Exam board AQA to hold final A-levels in 2018 as art historians warn decision will damage opportunities for young The last exam board in England offering art history A-level will drop the subject from 2018, marking the latest in a cull of perceived “soft” subjects following the curriculum changes begun by the former education secretary Michael Gove. The exam board, AQA, which had described history of art as a subject leading students to “an appreciation of some significant themes, from classical Greece to the end of the 20th century” confirmed that students taking AS exams in the subject next year and A-levels in 2018 will be the last of their kind. Continue reading...


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Americans Pick Santorini as Their Favorite Greek Island

Santorini is the favorite Greek island of Americans, according to Ryanair figures. The Athens-Santorini route is one of the five most popular destinations of the Irish airline for U.S. customers. Based on data from the website for customers from the ...


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BASE jumpers flock to GREECE for a breathtaking dive above a shipwreck

High above a stunning beach with white sands and crystal-clear waters in Zakynthos, GREECE, photographer Brian Mosbaugh prepared to take the ...


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Poseidonion Grand Hotel

Its stately fa├žade overlooks the Argolic Gulf on Spetses, an island known for a lush pine-clad landscape that inspired GREECE'S grand naval and ...


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GREECE'S first Sailing Marathon brings together three generations of stars

The past, present and future of Greek sailing are coming together off the capital's southern coast on Saturday, October 15, for the country's first Sailing ...


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The Up And Down Of The GREECE ETF

Perhaps due to the struggles of the iShares MSCI Italy Index (ETF) (NYSE: EWI), the Global X MSCI GREECE ETF (Global X Funds (NYSE: GREK)) is ...


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Greek Council of State reconvenes to debate television licenses

The Greek State Council is scheduled to convene on Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning behind closed doors to debate the issues regarding the recent television license tender and whether it conflicts with the Constitution. Last week's meeting on the ...


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Multiple rulers confirmed: Pericles, Gorgo both lead Greece in ‘Civilization VI’

Gorgo was Queen of the warlike Greek city-state of Sparta in the early part of the 5th century B.C. She was the only child of King Cleomenes, wife of King Leonidas (famous for leading the 300 Spartans to their death against the Persians in the Battle of ...


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Greece Tourism Arrivals Increase; Decline in Revenue

The Bank of Greece data for the travel balance is concerning as there has been a drop in revenue despite the records of arrivals. The drop in tourism revenue from January to June 2016 is lower than expected with 7.9 percent shaved from the yield and the ...


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The world’s best sunsets

GREEK ISLANDS. Despite how touristy they are, the Greek islands are a great-to-be-alive place — especially at sunset. Scout for an appealing bar with a view and nurse an ouzo while waiting for the sun to make its curtain call. On Santorini, sit on the ...


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Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral to undergo $12.5m expansion

Future expansion plans for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Montrose Houstonians recently got a chance to see renderings of future expansion plans for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Montrose. Plans for church expansions show off ...


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EU Exit "Only Way Out" From Greece's "Occupying Force" Of Refugees

What does an occupation army do when it is installed in a country? It occupies the land, forcing residents to follow its own way of life. It implements measures against the country's inhabitants, it propagandizes its beliefs and uses force to have them ...


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More German enterprises to show investment interest in Greece during 2017

More German enterprises are expected to come to Greece for commercial and investment cooperations in 2017, particularly in the sectors of tourism, food manufacturing, IT & communications and services, on the preconditions that political, economic and tax ...


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Stunning New Evidence Reveals Ancient GREEK Contact with China 1500 Years Earlier than ...

But now, that conventional history has been shattered, following new evidence that links the Ancient GREEKS with the far-away Chinese empires by ...


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Union slams proposal to extend GREEK judges' age limit

The Union of Judges and Prosecutors has criticized a proposal by Supreme Court President Vassiliki Thanou that the age limit for GREEK judges be ...


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Home GREEK news GREEK PM Meets With Albanian PM and Calls for Strengthened Ties Against...

The prospect of the GREEK-Albanian relations must be protected from the nationalist voices, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said after his meeting with ...


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Stathakis warns GREEK debt will be a problem even in best-case scenario

International lenders agree to the idea but have yet to agree how it will work. Speaking to GREEK lawmakers, Economy Minister Giorgos Stathakis said ...


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Paramedic Cira volunteers in Greece aiding Syrian refugees

When most would take time to relax, Zach Cira decided to use his time to give back. "They called me like on Thursday at four o’clock in the afternoon and I flew in at like 5 a.m. on Saturday morning," said Cira. Where Cira found himself in that short ...


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Don’t Leave This Greek Island Without Trying The World’s Best Candied Almonds

“You don't know what the almond wants unless the almond says," Evelina Kappatos tells me as we peer into the vast copper basin that has long churned out the iconic bite of Kefalonia: mandoles. Take an almond, roast it perfectly, and then slowly enrobe it ...


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Greek Draft Law Approved to Save ‘Viable’ Businesses from Huge Debts

A meeting by the Government Council for Economic Policy — chaired by Greek Vice President Yiannis Dragasakis — on Wednesday approved a draft bill that aims to improve the public sector, social insurance funds and banks in easing the debt burden faced ...


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Unless we fix it, our debt will be a problem, says Greece

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece called for a swift resolution of its debt crisis on Wednesday, saying its debt mountain would remain unsustainable even in a post-recession era with healthy rates of growth. The crisis-hit country has been lobbying hard to get its ...


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7 unforgettable leadership lessons from the ancient Roman conqueror Julius Caesar

[Julius Caesar]Wikimedia Commons After eliminating his rivals in a civil war, general and politician Gaius Julius Caesar began serving as dictator of Rome in 49 BCE. He established a number of political reforms before getting stabbed to death on the Ides of March in 44 BCE. This sparked yet another civil war that doomed the Roman Republic to mutate into an empire with Caesar's adopted heir Octavian at the helm. Today, Caesar is still considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. His name is also synonymous with cults of personality and political strongmen. So how exactly did the one-time high priest of Jupiter accrue so much power during his lifetime? Business Insider looked through some of his own writings — as well as the less-reliable but still interesting works of contemporary ancient writers — to get a sense of his leadership style. Here are the top seven lessons we came up with: 1. PRESENTATION MATTERS The best leaders don't just do amazing things — they know how to present a compelling story. After a relatively brief war with a certain Pharnacles II of Pontus, Caesar had to sit down and write out a report to Rome detailing his conquest. According to both Greek biographer Plutarch and Roman historian Suetonius, the commander didn't go into too much detail, writing simply: "I came, I saw, I conquered." The phrase proved so catchy that we still remember it, centuries later. Caesar could have gone on and on about his military prowess (in fact, he was the author of several long military accounts). Instead, he realized that the simple note would convey the most powerful message. 2. TAKE RISKS In ancient Rome, crossing the Rubicon River with an army was kind of a big deal. It was tantamount to a declaration of war and could be punishable by death. When Caesar crossed the Rubicon with his legion, he put everything on the line. In "The Life of the Deified Julius," Suetonius writes that Caesar quoted an Athenian playwright as he crossed the river, declaring "the die is cast." He risked it all and it paid off (in the short-term, at least). 3. THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH STARTING SMALL Oftentimes, you've got to start out as a large fish in a small pond in order to succeed as a leader. Caesar understood this. He managed to climb back into a position of power, even after losing his inheritance in a coup as a young man. According to the ancient Plutarch's "Parallel Lives," the general also made a rather curious remark while passing through a small village in the Alps: "I assure you I had rather be the first man here than the second man in Rome." 4. NOTHING IS SET IN STONE As a general, Caesar new that circumstances could change in an instant. According to Bill Yonne's "Julius Caesar: Lessons in Leadership from the Great Conqueror," Caesar once wrote that "in war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes." Resting on your laurels is never a good idea — because things can always take a turn for the worst. 5. NEVER KID YOURSELF Even if you're a successful leader, you never want to get to the point where you start to buy your own nonsense. In his chronicle of the Gallic Wars, Caesar concludes that: "i n most cases men willingly believe what they wish" when describing a tactical mistake on the part of his Gallic enemies. The best leaders behave rationally and don't allow their feelings or preconceived notions to dominate their decision-making. Gut calls and instincts are important too, but the best leaders utilize both — not one or the other. 6. DON'T GET COMFORTABLE No matter how good things look, the best leaders never fail to anticipate the worst outcomes. In his "Commentaries on the Gallic Wars," Caesar writes: "The immortal gods are wont to allow those persons whom they wish to punish for their guilt sometimes a greater prosperity and longer impunity, in order that they may suffer the more severely from a reverse of circumstances." Basically, if you're on a winning streak, watch out. Caesar would have done well to actually follow this advice himself. Instead, he allowed a conspiracy to boil under him once he became dictator, resulting in his famous assassination. 7. NEVER SELL YOURSELF SHORT In order to lead, you need confidence in your own abilities. This is something that Caesar never seemed to lack. This is illustrated by one notable incident in the ancient Roman's life (involving pirates, of all things). In his account of Caesar's life, Plutarch writes that, as a young man, Julius Caesar was abducted by the pirates that swarmed the Mediterranean Sea. Livius.org provides a translation of what happened next: "First, when the pirates demanded a ransom of twenty talents, Caesar burst out laughing. They did not know, he said, who it was that they had captured, and he volunteered to pay fifty." Caesar went on to promise the pirates that he'd personally kill them once he was free. After he was ransomed, he raised a fleet, hunted them down, and did just that. NOW WATCH: How to make a Caesar salad that is actually healthy


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The Society Lady Who Brought Ancient Greek Fashion to 18th Century Europe

Known all over Europe for her astonishing beauty, Lady Hamilton accomplished many things in her lifetime. She was considered a key figure in the arts, a muse and patron, and her political influence saved the King and Queen of Naples. As if that wasn’t ...


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ECB Points to Eurogroup Efforts to Keep IMF in Greek Rescue Program

European Central Bank (ECB) Board Member Benoit Coeure said that the Eurozone finance ministers of the Eurogroup are doing all they can to find a solution that would make Greece’s public debt sustainable. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has already stated it would not take part in a program where the debt is not viable, […]


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How Arab medicine found a new home in medieval India: Report

n?n? medical manuscript production and study in India. When Greek medical texts were transmitted and translated in the Abbasid capital of Baghdad in the 9 and 10th centuries, they paved the way for original Arabic medical sources which built off Greek ...


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Greek Government to Freeze Home Auctions for Debts to the State

The Greek government has decided to freeze home auctions for debts to the state after a public uproar and disapproval among SYRIZA MPs. Notaries announced that they will go on strike after facing the rage of people who are blocking courtrooms in order to ...


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Greek actor Papakaliatis’s night out in Los Angeles

Papakaliatis showed his instagram friends his new neighbourhood and house in Hollywood. In his most recent post on his social media the Greek multi-talented artist uploaded a photo with American film producer Cindy Cowan having a blast in some LA bar.


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Greek PM to Albanian parliament president: We must protect our good relations

The prospect of the Greek-Albanian relations must be protected from the nationalist voices, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said after his meeting with the president of the Albanian parliament Ilir Meta, at the Maximos Mansion, on Wednesday. On his part ...


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Bank of Greece chief comments on capital controls and Varoufakis

A large part of the money that was taken out of the banks between December 2014, when early elections were called after a President could not be elected, and the announcement for the referendum in June 2015, is stashed under 'mattresses', argued the ...


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Greek debtors to receive up to 80% “discounts” to buy off NPLs

Greek banks are considering plans to offer debtors the possibility to buy off their non-performing loan, before selling them to funds. Such a plan however would have strict security measures and conditions, in order to exclude the estimated 1 in 6 debtors ...


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BBC: Ancient Greece may have inspired Terracotta Warriors

China and the West were in contact more than 1,500 years before the arrival of Marco Polo in Asia, according to new data released by BBC. Archaeologists also said that inspiration for the Terracotta Warriors, found at the Tomb of the First Emperor near ...


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Refugee Children School scheme continues despite some ugly reactions by locals

Approximately 1,500 refugee children started lessons at 30 public schools across Greece on Monday despite being received with mixed reactions by the locals. While in some schools the they were warmly welcome, in some others parents staged protest actions and some even did not send their own kids to schools. […]


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Finance Ministry to return 25% of income tax for last 5 years to Judges!

I am not so sure but I think that in this thick book called Greek Constitution it stays right in the beginning that “All Greeks are equal”. But what many people, especially expats do not know is that some Greeks are more equal than the others – especially when it […]


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Greece Survival Challenge on Alimia Kicks Off

A survival challenge to take place on the uninhabited Dodecanese islet of Alimia, between Rhodes and Halki, kicks off tomorrow as 20 daring travelers try their luck and skills for 10 days. Titled “The Island”, the travel concept game, to run through to ...


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Greece says IMF debt analysis should be ready by Christmas

The International Monetary Fund should conclude on its debt sustainability analysis for Greece by Christmas, Greek economy minister George Stathakis said on Wednesday. "Decisions on debt need to be taken now," Stathakis told lawmakers in the Greek parliament.


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"Positive end to GREEK grape season"

A period of extremely hot weather and later another with lots of rain caused the early closure of the GREEK grape season of Exsa Europe. “Despite ...


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EU border guard says migrant arrivals to Italy main concern now

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Migrants arriving by sea to Italy are now the main problem faced by the European Union in its efforts to stem mass immigration to the bloc, the head of the EU border agency said on Wednesday. Italy has now overtaken Greece as the main point of entry for migrants trying to reach Europe, figures from the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) show. More than 144,000 migrants have reached Italy so far this year, compared to the nearly 154,000 arrivals in the whole of 2015.


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Greece: Was 3rd Debt Bailout Necessary?

As Greek debt woes bubble up again, controversial former Greek finance minister George Papaconstantinou is talking up his memoir on the financial crisis. In an interview this morning on Bloomberg about his book “Game Over,” Papaconstantinou said the ...


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