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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Panathinaikos stays 4th after being held 1-1 at Kerkyra

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Panathinaikos failed to hold on to an early lead and drew 1-1 Sunday at Kerkyra in the Greek league.


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Theresa May assures Cyprus leader of support in ending partition

Two days of expert talks which this week marked the latest step towards ending division between the GREEK and Turkish communities were described ...


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Hypothermia: why most deaths are preventable

New research into the cold weather killer suggests health authorities need to start taking action much earlier in the season Earlier this month the cold snap across Europe claimed more than 60 lives. In Poland temperatures fell to below -30°C in some regions and 10 people died of the cold on 8 January alone. Meanwhile in Greece and Turkey refugees and homeless people suffered greatly in the unseasonably heavy snow. The sad thing is that almost all of these deaths were preventable. Every winter hypothermia extends its icy grip, causing 25,000 extra deaths per year in England for example. A decrease in air temperature of 1°C causes a 1.35% increase in mortality across Europe, and added up over the years, cold weather has caused far more deaths than any single heatwave event. Continue reading...


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This Great Activist Walked 100 Kilometers to Raise Funds for Refugees

In Greece, we hear about refugees, including pregnant women, babies, and children, who are fighting to live through winter. In December 2015, activist Tahar Jumaat was in Losvos, Greece, helping out with the refugees’ crisis. He met a young Syrian lad ...


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Cosco to bring huge floating docks to Piraeus ship repair zone

... floating docks Cosco has ordered for the ship repair zone of Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) is all ready for transportation to GREECE'S biggest port.


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Novartis faces Greek bribery probe

… , Kathimerini, that in recent years he and his colleagues in Greece felt … the Greek government are sometimes all the more forthcoming. Pavlos Polakis, Greece … pharma concerns in Greece. According to reports in the Greek press, Minister …


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Anastasiades, Tsipras talk security with foreign leaders

President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras are working the phones ahead of the next Cyprus conference, in an effort to gain support from foreign leaders in scrapping guarantees for the island. Anastasiades spoke on Sunday ...


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Greek court to decide on fate of eight Turkish soldiers

GREECE'S supreme court will decide on Monday on the fate of eight Turkish military officers who fled their country a day after last year's attempted coup ...


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James Vlasto, New York Public Relations and Political Adviser, Dies at 82

James Vlasto, a New York PR and political adviser whose father founded the Greek language newspaper The Atlantis, has died. The post James Vlasto, New York Public Relations and Political Adviser, Dies at 82 appeared first on The National Herald.


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Yanis Varoufakis: 'Ireland may end up as collateral damage in Brexit talks'

FORMER GREEK MINISTER for Finance Yanis Varoufakis has said that fears that Ireland may end up as “collateral damage” in negotiations between ...


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Pope Francis Says ‘Every Country Has the Right to Control its Borders’

The pontiff praised the examples of Italy and Greece, holding them up as models of welcoming migrants. “Even now, Italy, with all the problems caused by the earthquake and all that, still cares for them. They welcome them,” he said. As he has done on ...


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Greece Couple Who Attended Inauguration Share Their Experience

HENRIETTA, N.Y. -- Rochester area residents who attended Trump’s inauguration arrived back in Henrietta Saturday night and are sharing their stories from the event. “It’s up there as far as memorable, positively memorable experience,” said Greece ...


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Greeks Exchanged their Gold English Pounds to Get By in 2016

Greeks exchanged their gold English pounds they were saving for a rainy day in order to get by in 2016, according to the Bank of Greece. The gold coins traditionally bought and stashed away for emergencies, were liquidated in 2016 in order for holders to ...


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Government circular adds to burden on self-employed in GREECE

A circular issued on Friday by the Labor and Social Security Ministry, intended to clarify the social security contributions of self-employed professionals ...


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FinMin Tsakalotos: Greece has Ruled Out Legislating Measures for 2019 at this Time

Greece is not prepared to pass legislation now for measures that will go into effect in 2019 and has made this abundantly clear, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said in an interview with the Sunday edition of the Athens-based daily “Ethnos”. “We are prepared to describe some classes of measures, which in the opinion of the […]


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Greece Must not be Presented with Forever Greater Demands, Moscovici Notes

It was natural for Greece’s partners to expect that the country meet its commitments but only these and not constant additional demands, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici indicated in an interview with the Greek daily “Real News” on Sunday. He expressed confidence that the second review of the Greek programme will […]


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Report: Greek government rail talk raises eyebrows

... seen by some transport industry insiders as “at least inelegant” and quite indicative of why the investment climate in GREECE has been undermined.


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German FinMin ends speculation over new Greek program without IMF

However, the German side and other European creditors will be guaranteed high fiscal targets for GREECE after 2018, a standing demand. In terms of ...


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These popular yogurts have more sugar than some candy

… .us.com 3) The Greek Gods Strawberry Greek Yogurt Total Sugar (g … (g): 227 3) The Greek Gods Strawberry Greek Yogurt Total Sugar (g … (g): 227 Photo: The Greek Gods / Greekgodsyogurt.com 2) Nancy's …


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Unreconciled: Poems 1991-2013 by Michel Houellebecq – digested read

‘The first time I made love / Was on a Greek beach. At sunset / The girl ran off / Saying I was a useless shag’ I went on holiday with my 10-year-old son We stayed in a shitty hostel in the Alps. It rained almost every day And neither of us could think of anything much to say. We stuck it out for a week and then Decided to cut our losses and go home. It was the best time we ever had together. Continue reading...


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Greek PM: No austerity measures enacted now for after 2018

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reverted to a more defiant stance on Friday vis-a-vis creditors' demands and the increasingly complicated factors bedeviling the Greek adjustment program, such as perceived hesitation by the IMF, a now-delayed second ...


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Turkish FM: GREECE cannot accuse us of anything regarding Cyprus

As he said, GREECE and the Greek-Cypriot side should be mature enough and come forward to say what they want and what they don't want. He also ...


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European Debt Crisis Fast Facts

(CNN) -- Here's a look at the European Debt Crisis, which affected Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Cyprus: July 11, 2011 - A munitions explosion at a naval base kills 13 people and destroys the country's main power station. The ...


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GREEK Deputy FM to attend Mediterranean Union meeting in Barcelona

GREEK Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Amanatidis on Monday will depart for Barcelona in order to participate in the 2nd Regional Forum of the Union ...


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Greek farmers’ protest blockade of Bulgarian postponed – reports

Over the first few days of the week, agrarian associations in Greece will hold meetings in several places to decide when and where they will participate in the protests. In the northern Greek city of Serres, there will be a symbolic occupation of the ...


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UN documents prove Turkey's negative role in the Geneva negotiations

According to documents that were leaked from the UN and ended up in the hands of veteran GREEK-Cypiort journalist Michalis Ignatiou, it seems that ...


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Main opposition: GREECE needs a serious and credible government

"GREECE will be the only European country that the correct political discourse of reforms will beat the lie and populism against state," main opposition ...


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FM Kotzias: ‘The Geopolitical Interests of a Third Country Cannot be a Criterion for a Solution’

“Cyprus must evolve into a bizonal, bicommunal federation with full sovereignty as a member of the EU and the UN. The geopolitical interests of a third country cannot be a criterion for a solution to the Cyprus issue,” Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said in an interview published in the newspaper “Real News” on Sunday. […]


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DefMin Panos Kammenos Briefs White House Chief of Staff on Greek Issues

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos on Saturday briefed White House Chief of Staf Rience Priebus on Greek issues, a day after the inauguration of 45th U.S. President, Donald Trump. According to  mignatiou.com, Kammenos met with Priebus during a reception hosted by the latter for family and friends at Hay Adams Hotel in Washington D.C. The […]


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Bank of Greece Document Proves Artemis Sorras’ Assets Nonexistent

Judicial authorities in Greece and bank documents have proven that the so-called mythical wealth of Artemis Sorras is nothing but a fraud. Sorras appeared in public life in 2013 claiming that he is managing a trust fund with 600 billion dollars in U.S. bonds, put at the disposal of the Greek nation in order to […]


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Ajibola Olaniyi: Osun Police and the affinity of banditry

The etymology of Police force in the world indicates it’s primordial root in the ancient Greece, a derivative of Greek word “Polis”, connoting a part of non-ecclesiastical administration, that encapsulates safety, health and order of the state ...


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Courgette crisis: Spanish farmers hope the worst is over

The bad weather also hit producers in southern France, Italy and Greece, leaving British supermarket shelves light on courgettes and other vegetables, prompting warnings of shortages and higher prices until spring. The scale of the problem was laid bare ...


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Glykeria back to Antipodes

Recognised as one of Greece's most important female singers, Glykeria's career spans over three decades, having kicked off in 1974 in the Athenian Plaka boites. There she had the opportunity to distinguish herself by adding a unique interpretation to songs ...


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This Greek Yogurt Moisturizer Is Here To Save Your Winter Skin

Perennial baby-face John Stamos once swore by Greek yogurt facials for his enviable complexion. (It does help that he gets it by the boatload...) And the latest product to cross our desks harnesses those same skin-smoothimg powers — especially if you ...


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GREEK-American CEO asked to run Legendary Pictures

After decades of experience as CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment with a respected tenure that ended last year, Jim Gianopulos is being asked to helm ...


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GREEK court hears from officer who sued ex-PM over pre-election pledges

Panagiotis Stamatis claimed in court Papandreou alleged during the election campaign that the GREEK state had money although he had already been ...


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GREEK FM: Geopolitical interests of third country no criterion for solution

If there was no solution, this would not be Greece's fault, Kotzias said, adding that the GREEK side "will not become the agents of shoddy 'solutions'.".


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You May Not Like Technology But It Likes You

In Greek mythology, Prometheus taught man how to farm. But when he gave man fire, the gods felt he had gone too far. And so as punishment, Zeus chained Prometheus to a rock where every day an eagle would come and eat his liver, which would regrow because ...


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Papakaliatis’ Worlds Apart Wows Audience, Held Over in New York

Worlds Apart, the explosive and moving drama that scored No. 1 as Greece’s biggest box office winner in a decade, has won New York. The post Papakaliatis’ Worlds Apart Wows Audience, Held Over in New York appeared first on The National Herald.


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The best medical advice from ancient GREECE and Rome

As a highly revered and extensively-studied field, medicine today has certainly evolved from its origins in ancient times. However, to fully appreciate ...


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Foreign Minister N. Kotzias' interview in the newspaper Real News, with journalist V. Skouris

JOURNALIST: Mr. Minister, what will the possibility of having a solution to the Cyprus issue in the coming time depend upon? N. KOTZIAS: It will depend on whether a common denominator is found that gives the maximum possible rights to the Turkish Cypriots and the maximum possible security to the Greek Cypriots. Regarding the latter, this necessitates the end of the occupation of Cyprus, the elimination of the system of guarantees, which is colonial in nature, and the withdrawal of foreign forces from Cyprus. That is, no one can have rights of intervention with regard to Cyprus. Turkey has...


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Syllouris to attend the first Israel-Cyprus-Greece speakers tripartite

House President Demetris Syllouris will on Thursday attend the first-ever meeting of the Parliament Speakers from Israel, Cyprus and Greece , that will take place in Israel at the initiative of Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein. According to an ...


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Founder of Papa John’s: How an early setback almost killed my business (PZZA)

[Papa John Schnatter]PAPA: The Story of Papa John's Pizza Today, Papa John's is the third biggest pizza chain in the US, with more than 5,000 locations. But, 27 years ago, it was just a kitchen in a broom closet. _In his new book, "PAPA: The Story of Papa John's Pizza," which will be released on January 30, _Papa John's _Founder and CEO John Schnatter recounts the ups and downs of Papa John's history._ _The excerpt below describes just one of the challenges Papa John's faced when there were just four restaurants in 1986._ We were doing serious volume at this point—roughly 4,000 pizzas a week across all four Papa John’s. Unfortunately, some of our machines were absolutely ancient. The World War I-era T-80 mixer is the best example. It was so old that it would break every few months. The main culprit was the drive shaft, a deceptively complicated piece of equipment that repeatedly snapped. When this happened, it was a total disaster that could slow us down for hours at a time—an emergency for a pizzeria that promised your pizza would be ready in 20 minutes or less. The only thing that kept us going in these situations was my uncle Bill, a machinist at the Naval Ordnance Station in Louisville, who was talented enough to make drive shafts himself. He would make them at his own day job, hide them in his pants and then bring them to me. Our constant struggles remind me of a Winston Churchill quote: "Sometimes doing your best is not good enough. Sometimes you must do what is required." [Papa John Schnatter]PAPA: The Story of Papa John's Pizza We couldn’t keep this up, especially since our volume was constantly growing, putting even more stress on this ancient machine. I needed a new mixer and fast. So I called up Chris Karamesines, the Greek who ran Greek’s, where I made pizzas in college. I’ve always viewed Chris as one of my mentors—he taught me as much about making pizzas as anybody. He was also quite a character. He had a voice you could never forget. When I told him my predicament, he yelled at me through the phone: "JOHN! JOHN! I thought I taught you better than that! John, John, don’t use a T-80! You need an M-80!" I didn’t know what that was. He kept going: “You got a World War I machine, John! John, you got the wrong machine! The M-80 is a much bigger and stronger model. You don’t even have to take it out of first gear. I can’t believe you’re that stupid!" After messing with me a little more, he gave me the number of a farmer in Greenville, Indiana who had the M-80 mixer that I needed so badly just sitting in his barn. Apparently it was from a Greek’s franchise that had shut down in the past year. Chris’ parting wisdom was that I shouldn’t pay more than $250 for the machine. I wanted to solve this problem quickly, so I got in my pickup truck and drove up to get the M-80 mixer. My girlfriend (and future wife) Annette joined me. Sure enough, the heavy-duty piece of machinery was sitting in the back of the farmer’s barn. After some haggling, the farmer agreed to sell the mixer to me for $220. After I handed over the cash, he thanked me and started walking away. I ran after him, saying, "Hey, how am I supposed to get this thing in the back of my pickup truck?" He responded: "That’s your problem, pal." I was angry, mostly at myself. But there was nothing I could do about it. So I asked him, "Well, how’d you get the mixer in the barn in the first place?" [Papa John's]PAPA: The Story of Papa John's Pizza He told me he used a tow truck, which had a small crane on the back. I didn’t have any choice, so I called the nearest tow truck to come hoist the mixer into the back of my pickup. That cost me another $40, pushing me over budget on this one project. I was pretty pissed off. Once the mixer was in my truck, I faced another big problem: getting it back to the commissary in Clarksville. The mixer itself was a top-heavy monstrosity that weighed 1,200 pounds. My truck, an '84 Toyota, weighed 2,800 pounds. e mixer looked so top-heavy sitting in the truck bed, I was afraid the truck would roll over on the hour-and-a-half drive back to Clarksville. Even worse, it was starting to snow. Here we were, driving down I-65, slipping and sliding all over the snow-covered roads while carrying a massive piece of machinery in the bed of my pickup truck. At one point, Annette asked me, "Is this safe?” I wanted to impress her, so I didn’t even hesitate to say, “Oh yeah, we’re fine.” I was hoping she couldn’t tell I was terrified on the inside. Fortunately, we got back to Clarksville without any problems. But then we had to get the mixer into the building. We set up a winch attached to the Papa John’s sign and used it to hoist the mixer out of my truck. After that, we set up some dowel rods in the parking lot and rolled the mixer onto the sidewalk, which was flush with the parking lot. Then we rolled the machine into the actual building. Anyone who saw this from the street probably thought we were stealing something or were part of a slapstick comedy routine. But that’s what things were like at that point. We didn’t have any spare cash to spend on projects like this. Our focus wasn’t on frills—it was on delivering a better pizza to as many people as we could. When it came to projects like this, we just had to put our backs into it and stay devoted to the original Papa John’s vision. It would have been easy to cut corners here and there, but I wasn’t willing to let that happen. You can’t make a traditional, superior-quality Papa John’s pizza by cutting corners. By late 1986, the Clarksville commissary was up and running. It immediately benefitted the business. Just like we expected, it helped us improve our productivity, which helped us double down on quality. As Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s, once said, “Your quality is only as good as your consistency.” We learned through trial and error that your customers stop trusting you when you give them something different every time. They wanted a quality Papa John’s pizza, nothing else. Now that every pizza at every store was being made with ingredients produced in a central location, we could ensure consistency across the board. There’s no excuse for a Papa John’s pizza to be of lower quality than the best Papa John’s pizza. That was true in 1986, and it’s still true today.  NOW WATCH: A water scientist explains why New York bagels and pizza are one-of-a-kind


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Greek Mythology 1-34

Queen of the gods and the goddess of marriage and family. Wife and sister of Zeus. Being the goddess of marriage, she frequently tried to get revenge on Zeus' lovers and their children. Queen of the Underworld; also Goddess of spring time. Hades kidnaps ...


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George Tsaftarides of Canton has been a tailor for more than 50 years

Tailor's Tailor Tsaftarides, who with his wife Jill, lives in Canton and own George's Men's & Ladies' Wear in the glass tower across from the Belden Village Mall, started learning his trade as an apprentice when he was 16 in Kastoria, Greece. "


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Iran’s Oil Achievements in Post-Sanctions Era

Iran’s European customers purchase a total of 700,000 barrels of Iranian oil per day. They include France’s Total, Italian oil refiner Saras, Greece’s Hellenic Petroleum, Russia’s Lukoil, Spain’s CEPSA, Italy’s Eni and Turkey’s Tüpraş ...


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Greece: Novartis pharma company under investigation

The Greek authorities are investigating the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis over allegations of bribery and price inflation. One minister has said these could involve "illegal earnings of over four billion euros."


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Serena Sails Past Gibbs, Books Strycova Clash In Aussie Open Second Week

Croatian veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni also reached the fourth round for the first time in her career with a 3-6 6-2 6-3 win over Greece's Maria Sakkari. "Started with a lot of energy, and then I felt like at the same time I really needed that". Aiming for ...


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Avramopoulos Offers Greek Island Officials No Help Moving Refugees Off

EU migration chief, Dimitris Avramopoulos, meeting Aegean island mayors, didn't agree to move them to the mainland as they wanted. The post Avramopoulos Offers Greek Island Officials No Help Moving Refugees Off appeared first on The National Herald.


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New Democracy Says Greece Needs New Government

New Democracy spokesman Vassilis Kikilias said the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition is one of the worst in Greece's history and should be ousted. The post New Democracy Says Greece Needs New Government appeared first on The National Herald.


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