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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Muslims not getting hopes up as building starts on first official Athens mosque

Muslims cannot even bury their dead in Athens, as plans for a cemetery are still on hold. Families often have to bury their dead in Thrace in north-east Greece, home of a Muslim minority of Turkish descent. The situation is a "disgrace", said Naim ...


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SF State to showcase Greek culture through music

SF State’s Center for Modern Greek Studies is thinking outside the box with unconventional ways to showcase Greek heritage. Teaming up with the Greek Chamber Music Project, the department is putting on a show full of traditional folk compositions ...


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Salvation Army grants 200 kids' wishes

Nine GREEK organizations at Arkansas Tech sponsored at least one Salvation Army angel during the 2016 holiday season. Anna St. John, who served ...


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GREECE is a case for the poverty-solving World Bank, not the IMF says ex-minister

As well as receiving bail-outs, GREECE has been under orders to reform its economy and improve its tax collection system, but it simply lacks the ability, ...


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Chouliarakis: A Good Deal Today is Preferable to a Better Deal Tomorrow

A good deal today between Greece and its creditors is preferable to a better deal tomorrow, Alternate Finance Minister George Chouliarakis said in an interview with “Kathimerini” newspaper on Saturday. He believes the country will be included in the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing program (QE) as soon as the review of its adjustment program […]


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Yanis Varoufakis: A Bizarre Champion for 'Remain'

Varoufakis' attempts to negotiate more favourable terms for GREECE'S monstrous debt, fell on deaf ears, in the few short months he was GREECE'S ...


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The 10 most powerful agents in the NBA

[Rich Paul with John Wall and LeBron James]Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Remy Martin As salaries in the NBA continue to skyrocket and player movement has become more difficult, agents are more powerful than ever. As we near the NBA trade deadline, we have already seen the impact agents can wield as it is widely believed that the underwhelming return in the DeMarcus Cousins trade was driven by his agents telling teams Cousins would not re-sign with any team that traded for him. Not surprisingly, most of the NBA's biggest stars are represented by a select few agents. In fact, of the nearly $3 billion in team payrolls, more than $1.5 billion in salaries are represented by the ten most powerful agents, according to data collected by Hoops Hype and Spotrac. Here is a closer look at those agents and the players they represent.   JEFF AUSTIN YouTube/FollowChannel AGENCY: Octagon Basketball PLAYERS: 11 ALL-STARS: 4 PLAYERS WITH MAX CONTRACTS: 1 TOTAL VALUE OF 2016-17 SALARIES: $98,795,986 NOTABLE RECENT DEAL: Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a four-year, $100 million contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks in September. The Greek Freak will have salaries that will eventually reach $27.5 million during this contract. However, it is a deal that will almost certainly look like a bargain in a couple of years as some of the NBA's other biggest stars will soon have salaries north of $45 million under the new collective bargaining agreement. Austin's other top clients include Marc Gasol and Luol Deng. AARON MINTZ YouTube/IndyStarSports AGENCY: Creative Artists Agency PLAYERS: 17 ALL-STARS: 1 PLAYERS WITH MAX CONTRACTS: 2 TOTAL VALUE OF 2016-17 SALARIES: $104,210,503 NOTABLE RECENT DEAL: Mintz's biggest deal is one that has not happened yet. Paul George still has two years left on his contract with the Pacers, but can opt out after the 2017-18 season. If George makes one of the NBA's All-NBA teams after the season, he will be eligible for a "designated player" extension, which would be a contract worth more than $200 million. However, that can only happen if he stays with the Pacers. His name has been mentioned in trade rumors, although it seems more likely that he will not be dealt. Mintz's other top clients include Reggie Jackson and Allen Crabbe. DAN FEGAN Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Saks Fifth Ave / Del Toro AGENCY: Independent Sports & Entertainment PLAYERS: 12 ALL-STARS: 1 PLAYERS WITH MAX CONTRACTS: 2 TOTAL VALUE OF 2016-17 SALARIES: $104,483,642 NOTABLE RECENT DEAL: Fegan has been at the center of two of the more notable player moves in the last year. Recently, one of his clients, DeMarcus Cousins, was dealt to the Pelicans despite warnings to teams to not trade for Cousins. That move likely cost Cousins close to $30 million. Fegan also helped Chandler Parsons land a $94 million contract in free agency with the Grizzlies despite concerns over his health. So far, that deal has not worked out well for the Grizzlies. SEE THE REST OF THE STORY AT BUSINESS INSIDER


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GREEK Defence Minister: Turkey lacks composure

The GREEK justice will decide on the two Turkish military officers based on laws and international treaties, Defence Minister Panos Kammenos on ...


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Turks push to turn iconic Hagia Sophia back into a mosque

It was turned into a mosque in the 15th century after the Ottoman Turks defeated the GREEK emperor in Constantinople and renamed the city Istanbul.


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Poll: Majority of GREEKS want new savings reforms to avoid elections

Athens (dpa) - Over 60 per cent of GREEKS are in favour of striking a new deal to unlock a fresh bailout from creditors as an alternative to snap polls, ...


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Foreign Ministry: Personal Attacks do not Promote Greek-Turkish Relations

Greece’s foreign ministry criticized comments made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday about the islets of Imia and the eight Turkish servicemen who requested asylum in Greece, saying personal attacks do not promote the relations ...


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GREECE'S Tsipras says the era of austerity is over: ATHENS, GREECE — Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras paints a positive picture of future reforms GREECE ...


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Bremen prosecutors open new kickbacks case of German firms in GREECE

Bremen prosecuting authorities have charged four Germans and one Greek as suspects for bribing Greek officials for defence contracts, according to a ...


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Athens expects tensions with Ankara to last until 2019 Turkish elections

Greek and foreign analysts say that the harsh rhetoric coming from Turkey is directly linked to the upcoming referendum on April 16 on whether to expand the powers of the president. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has tried to woo voters by playing ...


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REVIEW: Chobani Flip Carrot Cake Creation Greek Yogurt

Carrot yogurt makes me think of what an elderly Bugs Bunny would eat at a nursing home while saying, “Eh… What’s up, doc?” to actual doctors. The Chobani Flip Carrot Cake Creation has low-fat sweet carrot yogurt. Some of you might find the idea of ...


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New Top 5 Restaurant Guide in or Around North GREECE, NY

Spending time in or around North GREECE, NY? This is one of the best places for eating out in the county. The next time you're in town, whether with ...


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For Athens Muslims, promised mosque still hard to believe

ATHENS, GREECE: After 17 years of delay, construction has finally begun on the first official mosque for Athens, but Muslims in the city are not getting ...


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Rebel Crossings by Sheila Rowbotham review – feminist utopian dreams

A vivid collective biography of a group of 19th-century freethinkers is crammed with hopeful visions from the past Last year, believe it or not, was the year of Utopia. A perfect society: happy, prosperous, tolerant, peaceful – this idyll was widely commemorated, although its location, appropriately, was nowhere (from the Greek _ou-topos_: U-topia). The occasion was the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s _Utopia_, a “splendid little book” (in More’s words) that, over the centuries, has found echoes in innumerable dreams and schemes, especially on the left. Socialism has always harboured utopian visionaries, although they have not always been welcome there. From the “communities of universal harmony” sponsored by Robert Owen, Charles Fourier, Henri de Saint-Simon and their early 19th-century followers (dismissed by Marx and Engels as “purely utopian”); to the libertarian-communist Edens of William Morris, Edward Carpenter and other _fin de si├Ęcle _New Lifers; to the free-loving, free-living arcadias of 1960s radicals, utopianism has been alternately embraced and repudiated by the left. The scope of socialist aspirations has widened and narrowed with changing times. Today, in a climate of ascendant neoliberalism and far-right populism, the aspirations have dwindled to the point where even the modest social-democratic ambitions of Jeremy Corbyn and his followers are slated as “cranky utopian fantasies” by their Labour party detractors. Continue reading...


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Greek central bank holds 5.26 bln euros of gold, half stored abroad

ATHENS, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Greece's central bank said on Saturday it held 149.1 tonnes of gold reserves at the end of December worth 5.26 billion euros ($5.55 billion), with about half kept in its vaults and the rest stored abroad. Responding to a Greek ...


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Greeks move from Lori marz to Shirak

… to the Armenian atmosphere- from Greek to Armenian? Tsayg TV company …


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Keiser Report: Greek Final Reckoning (E1037)

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss Greece hurtling towards a final reckoning. In the second half, Max interviews journalist and author, Tim Shorrock, about what exactly is happening in the Korean Peninsula as Kim Jong-un’s half ...


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Niki Karavasilis Lectures on the Greek Genocide Under the Ottoman Empire

SARASOTA, Fla. – Greek-American academic and author Niki Karavasilis has dedicated the last 20 years to bringing to life stories of the past related on her Greek heritage. Since her retirement... The post Niki Karavasilis Lectures on the Greek Genocide Under the Ottoman Empire appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greek Program Review will Close, Parliament Head says

ATHENS – The second program review will conclude and people who want to lead Greece to financial asphyxiation this summer “will be defeated”, parliament President Nikos Voutsis said in an... The post Greek Program Review will Close, Parliament Head says appeared first on The National Herald.


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Minister: Hellas Sat 3 will mark new era for space technology use in GREECE

"With the new satellite, GREECE'S orbital position is strengthened because there will be more antennas around the world that are pointed toward the 39 ...


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Mouzalas: We Plan to Close Most Refugee Camps in 2017, Move People into Apartments

The Greek government is planning to close most refugee camps in 2017 and transfer 10,000 people to apartments, Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas said in parliament on Friday, responding to a relevant question tabled by the Centrists’ Union. “Today we send to Europe a plan which foresees the closure of camps in 2017 and the […]


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U.S. Ambassador Pyatt, Tzitzikostas and Boutaris Discuss Boosting Investments, New Holocaust Museum

Boosting investments in Macedonia and the creation of a Holocaust Museum in Thessaloniki was discussed in a series of meetings between U.S. Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt, the regional governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas and city mayor Yiannis Boutaris on Friday. During the meeting with Tzitzikostas, American diplomats presented the projects supported by the United States in […]


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Skeleton Found in Well on Crete is Missing Brit Steven Cook, Police Say

The authorities investigating the skeletal remains found at the bottom of a well in Crete have confirmed that they are the missing British tourist, Steven Cook, who disappeared almost 12 years ago while on holiday. Steven disappeared on the first night of his holiday on the Greek island of Crete in September 2005 after he left a […]


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Gordon Hayward Dunks On The Greek Freak (Twice) and Thon Maker

Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are by far the best Twin Towers in the NBA and might even go down as a better one than Tim Duncan and David Robinson since The Admiral was past his prime. I might get blasted with the following comment but I believe the ...


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Greek police detonate explosive device in Athens

Greek police on Saturday detonated an explosive device placed near a police station in Athens. The operation was prompted by a phone call to the police by an unidentified person, who warned that a bomb would go off in 40 minutes, according to a police ...


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Greek Lemon Chicken – Kotopoulo Lemonato

Greek lemon chicken is known as kotopoulo lemonato in Greece and makes for an easy weeknight meal. Our restaurant Loka is just over a year old and I’ve taken a significant step back from the day to day operations. It’s only a few blocks from our house ...


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Turkish FM slams Greece on not extraditing ex-soldiers

Turkey’s foreign minister Saturday slammed Greece’s refusal to extradite eight former soldiers allegedly involved in the July 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, which left at least 248 people martyred and injured some 2,200. “Greece preventing the ...


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Clean Monday: A perfect day for delectable Greek delicacies (photos)

A day of healthy fasting diet


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Government Categorically Denies Turkish Officers are Held by Greek Intelligence Agency

Government sources categorically denied on Friday reports on a private television channel that the two Turkish officers who entered Greece and handed themselves in to the authorities on February 15 are being held at the headquarters of Greece’s National ...


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Greek government’s growth strategy discussed in meeting chaired by PM

The change in the model of production and the utilization of the Greek economy’s comparative advantages to boost growth and employment are the main pillars of the government’s "Growth Strategy", a 30-page study which was presented by Economy Minister ...


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Poll: Half of Germans against granting debt relief for Greece

Around half of Germans are against granting debt relief to Greece and around three in 10 want it to quit the eurozone, a survey showed on Friday. The INSA poll for the Bild newspaper showed 46.4 percent of people living in Germany, Europe’s paymaster ...


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It’s all Greek at Sea by Debbie Ward

About It’s all Greek at Sea by Debbie Ward: It’s all Greek at Sea is a lighthearted tale of a couple who embark on a cruise around the Greek islands. There is laughter and tears, as well as some embarrassing moments as they dock at Zakynthos, Rhodes ...


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GREEK family deported from Australia due to visa application mistake

Nina Christidi could have never guessed that her misunderstanding of a question on a visa form five years ago could result in the deportation of her ...


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30th Lonsdale Street GREEK Festival in Melbourne this weekend

The celebrations are set to begin this weekend on February 25 and 26 on Lonsdale Street in the GREEK district and features three entertainment stages ...


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Greek Cinema Today Series Presents Unique Vision

NEW YORK – The A.S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies at NYU Greek Cinema Today Spring 2017 film series began on February 16 and continues through May 4 presenting the... The post Greek Cinema Today Series Presents Unique Vision appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greek Budget Primary Surplus at 1.019 bln Euros in Jan

ATHENS – Greek budget recorded a primary surplus of 1.019 billion euros in January, from a primary surplus of 1.003 billion in January 2016 and a budget target for a... The post Greek Budget Primary Surplus at 1.019 bln Euros in Jan appeared first on The National Herald.


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Funeral for Greek director Nikos Koundouros on Saturday, at public expense

The funeral for Greek film director Nikos Koundouros will take place at noon on Saturday, in the Athens 1st Cemetery. The funeral will be held at public expense, by order of Interior Minister Panos Skourletis. Koundouros died in hospital on Wednesday after ...


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UNHCR Regional Bureau Europe: Weekly Report (February 24, 2017 5:24 PM)

During this period, 189 refugees and migrants crossed the sea to GREECE– a slight decrease from the 207 that crossed the previous week. So far in ...


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GREECE attempts to keep right to manage savings from pension cuts

One apparent "thorn" in looming talks between the Greek side and creditors is the former's demand to decide on how whatever savings from another ...


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First Borrowers' Advice Bureau to open in GREECE during March

The first Borrowers' Advice Bureau, which will serve as a pilot for some 120 similar centres planned in the future, is to open on March 1 within the ...


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Greek police detonate explosive device in Athens,launch terror probe

ATHENS, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Greek police on Saturday detonated an explosive device placed near a police station in the Athens district of Daphne, AMNA news agency reported. The operation was prompted by a phone call to the police by an unidentified person ...


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Christos Vasilopoulos: Greek actor cast in TNT’s ‘The Last Ship’ tv series

After appearing in “Banshee” and “Blindspot”, Christos Vasilopoulos has nabbed yet another great TV role in TNT’s series “The Last Ship”. The show is now producing its fourth season; Vasilopoulos was cast as Stavros Diomedes, and will be ...


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Kingston’s Greek community receives grant to help ‘tell their stories’

As a member of the Greek community in Kingston, Paula Antonakos has always been interested in sharing her heritage with others. “Maintaining the culture has always been very important to me,” she explained. “I myself have visited Greece as have my ...


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Turkey’s Nasreddin Hodja enthralls Greek audiences

Turkey’s Nasreddin Hodja — a unique and entertaining character from Turkish folklore — has found a new home in an unlikely setting: Greece. At a special storytelling event in Athens recently, stories of the Hodja — a kind of a mixture of the fool ...


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James’s late triple lifts Greens over Unics

In a thriller that went down to the final second, Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens grabbed its third consecutive win by downing Unics Kazan 83-82 in the Greek capital on Friday. Panathinaikos improved


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Skeleton found in well in Crete is remains of student

Steven Cook, 20, originally from Sandbach, Cheshire, disappeared on a night out with friends in the Greek resort of Malia in September 2005. He was last seen in a bar asking for directions to his hote


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