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Friday, April 21, 2017

Time: Crete island in Greece among top 10 economical destination for Americans in Europe

Crete is considered one of the top “value for money” destinations in Europe for American travelers, according to Time magazine’s economic publication “Money”. The publication claims the combination of a strong dollar against the Euro and a ...


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Bonds: Gilts, GREEK bonds outperform

Gilts outperformed at the end of the week following a much weaker than expected set of data for UK retail sales figures for the month of March.


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Qawmi certificate, GREEK sculpture and Pohela Boishakh

Who initiated the debate by setting up the sculpture here? Did they forget that the public in Bangladesh do not understand the difference between an ...


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The legacy of fascism is alive and well in GREEK politics

It is impossible to understand outwith the context of the GREEK Civil War (1946-49) that came before it, and its place in the wider Cold War. Indeed ...


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UPDATE 1-IMF applauds Greek surplus, wants debt strategy before joining bailout

WASHINGTON, April 21 The International Monetary Fund on Friday praised Greece's fiscal over-performance in 2016, but said it still needed clarification from euro zone governments on what debt relief Athens could expect before joining the latest Greek bailout.


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Native American Art Gets Its Rightful Place In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The American Wing of the storied Metropolitan Museum of Art has long held a collection of typically “American” artifacts: portraits of wigged colonial leaders, Tiffany chandeliers, Frank Lloyd Wright chairs, silver owned by Paul Revere Jr., quilts by unknown 19th-century makers. Together they tell a specific, but noticeably incomplete, history of the United States. Beginning in the fall of 2018, however, the American Wing will attempt to course correct by including a subgroup of art that has been regrettably missing from the section: Native American art. Thanks to a donation from collectors Charles and Valerie Diker, a batch of 91 works of Native American art will be headed for the American Wing, marking a historic change in the way art is curated at New York’s most famous museum. In the past, Native American art has been housed in The Met’s Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas galleries, a section that spans 3,000 years, three continents and several islands. According to The New York Times, this was a bit confusing to international patrons who were accustomed to seeing indigenous art displayed as part of their own national narratives. “They go through [the American Wing] and expect to see Native American work here,” Met curator Sylvia Yount explained. “Because often where they come from, indigenous art is part of the narrative of a nation’s art, in a way that it’s not in the United States. We’re really behind the curve.” The Met characterizes its move to incorporate work from the Dikers ― including bowls, dresses, drawings and bags created by Washoe, Wasco, Arapaho and Anishinaabe artists ― into the American Wing as a “curatorial decision to display art from the first Americans within its appropriate geographic context.”  “This transformative gift marks a turning point in the narratives presented within the American Wing,” Rebora Barratt, deputy director for The Met’s collections and administration, wrote in a press release shared with The Huffington Post. “With the addition of these works, The Met will be able to offer a much richer history of the art of North America, one that will include critical perspectives on our past and represent diverse and enduring native artistic traditions.” Back in 2013, Katherine Abu Hadal made a strong case for why the curation of Native American art matters. In a piece titled “Why Native American Art Doesn’t Belong in the American Museum of Natural History,” she argued that work by Native American artists deserves just as much respect as Greek and Roman artifacts. “When Native American, Pacific, and African art and artifact is lumped in with natural history exhibits, it sends a message that these groups are a part of the ‘natural’ world,” she wrote. “That the art they produce is somehow less cultured and developed than the western art canon. It also sends the message that they are historical, an element of the romantic past, when in reality these peoples are alive and well, with many traditions intact and new traditions happening all the time.” The Dikers themselves have been vocal advocates of curating Native American art just as one would non-Native art. For their exhibition “First American Art: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection of American Indian Art,” the Dikers asked National Museum of the American Indian organizers to display their collection as artistic masterpieces, rather than as artifacts.  Those eager to see The Met’s change in curation will still have to wait until the fall of 2018. (A press representative at The Met declined to give any further information on the collection’s timeline of display.) You can see a preview of the works headed for the American Wing here, courtesy of the museum. Here’s to hoping that, ahead of The Met’s 150th anniversary in 2020, we’ll see more progressive moves toward making the historic institution a more inclusive, accurate and representative place. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=58ab6476e4b0f077b3ed1677,5894a85ae4b0c1284f2588e5,58af00e2e4b057efdce9bd55,58863477e4b096b4a23332c9,58c6dd50e4b081a56dee37f3,58a4a7a8e4b094a129f17389 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.


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Dijsselbloem Sees ‘Tough’ Greek Debt Relief Talks With IMF

Dijsselbloem says he can see a ‘solution’ to hurdles on relief Discussions between Greece’s European creditors and the International Monetary Fund on additional debt relief for the Mediterranean euro region member will be difficult because of ...


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IED attack damages Eurobank offices in Greece's Athens

THE entrance and windows of Eurobank offices were damaged when a small improvised explosive device (IED), placed by unidentified militants, detonated outside a building in Greece's capital Athens on 19 April, Reuters reported. No casualties were reported ...


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Delicate bargain frees 26 hostages, including Qatar royals

Several people with knowledge of the talks and a person involved in the negotiations said the hostage deal was linked to one of the largest population transfers in Syria's six-year-long civil war, and was delayed for several days due to an explosion one week ago that killed at least 130 people, most of them children and government supporters, waiting to be transferred. The complexity of the talks highlights Qatar's role as an experienced and shrewd facilitator in hostage negotiations — this time involving members of the Gulf Arab state's ruling family. Both groups were part of an armed opposition alliance that swept through Syria's Idlib province, seizing it from government control in 2015 and laying siege to two pro-government villages now being evacuated. The abduction of the Qatari group drew Iran, Qatar and the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah into negotiations, resulting in millions of dollars in payments to Sunni and Shiite factions, according to Iraqi officials and a person involved in the negotiations. The opposition-run Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the Syrian conflict through a network of on-the-ground activists, says the transfer included 800 armed men from both sides. The population exchange has been criticized by rights groups, which say it rewards siege tactics and amounts to forcible displacement along sectarian lines. Qatar says it does not support extremist groups in Syria or elsewhere, despite aggressive efforts to back Sunni rebel groups fighting to oust the Syrian government, which is backed by Iran and Russia. Qatar has also secured the release of hostages in Syria's civil war, including 13 Greek Orthodox nuns held by an al-Qaida affiliate there.


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Greece's Tireless King of Slapstick Comedy Dies at 66

ATHENS, Greece — Stathis Psaltis, the gaunt, hyperactive Greek actor who gained a large following starring in dozens of low-budget comedy movies, has died in an Athens hospital. He was 66. A statement from the state-run Agios Savvas hospital said Psaltis ...


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Geldof draws ire of Greek Cypriots over concert in Turkish-occupied area

BOB GELDOF HAS drawn the ire of Greek Cypriots, who this week urged him to cancel a concert he is due to play tonight in the Turkish-occupied north of the divided island. The veteran Irish singer and his band, The Boomtown Rats, are set to play a free gig ...


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Assyrian, Armenian, GREEK Genocide Commemoration Held in Glendale, California

Mr. Sabri Atman, the director of the Assyrian Genocide Research Center. ( AINA) (AINA) -- The city of Glendale, a suburb of Los Angeles, California, ...


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The King, The GREEK Freak and The Grit and Grind

Apr 20, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) dunks against the Indiana Pacers in game three of the first round ...


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Dip in GREEK tourism arrivals and revenues at start of year

March does not appear to have improved the picture in the industry: Provisional data by the GREEK Tourism Confederation (SETE) showed a 0.8 ...


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Greek Summer Home Wins International Architecture Award

Many people dream of owning a house in the Greek countryside, but even more so when that house looks like this. The above design for a holiday home in the Messinian countryside by Greek architectural firm Potiropoulos+Partners has won award at the 5th ...


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This is not spring! Weather forecast with rain, strong winds and snow!

The winter has not spoken the last word. Not yet. Weather deterioration, low temperature, rainfalls, thunderstorms, hale, even snow and snow-rain and frost in some areas are expected for the weekend April 21st to 23rd 2017. Greece’s National Weather Agency (EMY) issued an extreme weather warning as strong winds blowing up to 8 Beaufort are … The post This is not spring! Weather forecast with rain, strong winds and snow! appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Pontian Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin Goes to Space for Fifth Time

... at ISS the cargo of the Cygnus vessel of the privately owned U.S. space-based company Orbital ATK, which carries two GREEK-made microsatellites.


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Return of Institutions to Athens at the Heart of Lagarde-Tsakalotos Meeting

A meeting between IMF Chief Executive Christine Lagarde and Euclid Tsakalotos took place on Friday afternoon within the framework of the Spring Fund Summit in Washington and lasted about 40 minutes. Up for discussion was the reduction of the Greek debt, the Memorandum and the return of the institutions to Athens. The meeting was also […]


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Greek Recipes That Will Make You Feel Like You're On Vacay

… should totally try moussaka, a Greek dish with baked eggplant, tomato …


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Enjoy golf, go-karting and gastronomy on this Greek getaway

… sea bass – paired with crisp Greek wines at Barbouni Beach Bar …


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Ex-King’s Lynn coach boosts Greek swim camp

… swim camp to Loutraki in Greece, West Norfolk are closer than … support in sending them to Greece, coupled with their ongoing support …


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A luxury resort in Greece offers free babysitters on the beach

… Sani, a resort in northern Greece which, once unearthed, is treasured … copious three-course set menus spanning Greek, Italian and Asian cuisines. There … offers a seven-night holiday to Greece, staying at the five-star Sani …


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Ancient Greeks had formula for happiness

Happiness | Arseholery | Leftovers | Spoiler alerts Sharon Cooke (Letters, 19 April) writes that Gaby Hinsliff’s formula for happiness is not a new one and quotes Salford’s first MP who said “My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants”. He might have been quoting Epicurus, who 2,200 years earlier wrote, “If you wish to make Pythocles rich, do not give him more money, but diminish his desires” and also “Nothing satisfies him for whom enough is too little.” JOE COCKER _Leominster, Herefordshire_ • The achievements of Kathrine Switzer are remarkable (Marathon struggle of runner who changed athletics, 19 April). But it should be remembered that the “woman who jumped out of the bushes” in 1967 was Bobbi Gibb, who finished the race 50 minutes quicker than Kathrine Switzer and is the officially credited winner not just that year, but in 1966 and 1968 too; and can equally be described by your headline. JAMES CAIRD _Ludlow, Shropshire_ Continue reading...


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Cuban FM Visits Greece, Concludes European Tour

During his stay in Athens, the Cuban FM will hold official talks with his Greek peer, Nikos Kotzias, and other government officials Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, arrived in Athens for an official visit. The Cuban diplomat was welcomed ...


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Greek Stuffed Grape Leaves With Rice and Herbs (Dolmadakia)

Dolmakadia, the Greek word for stuffed grape leaves, is one of the most iconic recipes of Greek cuisine and, although there are many varieties, the meatless version is the most common. In the warmer months, try to find and use fresh grape leaves; they are ...


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IMF’s Poul Thomsen: It Will be Several Years Before Greece Returns to Pre-Crisis Levels

“It will take many years and additional reforms, which are not currently on the negotiating table, until Greece returns to pre-crisis levels,” said Poul Thomsen, European Affairs Director for the International Monetary Fund, at a press conference in ...


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Schaeuble Says Greece to Blame for Delays in Bailout Program

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said the Greek government bore responsibility for current delays in the country’s bailout program. Get the latest on global politics in your inbox, every day. Greece is to blame that its creditors didn’t ...


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Greece Surpasses Creditor Target With Strong Budget Surplus

ATHENS—Greece on Friday said it had achieved a primary budget surplus eight times higher than its bailout target, a closely watched figure set as a condition for its international bailout program. The news comes at a critical time for Greece, which has ...


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Italian Tourist Market Gets Acquainted with Rhodes Alternative Tourism

RHODES, Greece (ANA) – The deputy mayor of Rhodes responsible for tourism Marisa Hatzilazarou held a series of meetings with tourist agencies during the International […] The post Italian Tourist Market Gets Acquainted with Rhodes Alternative Tourism appeared first on The National Herald.


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Roast Leg of Lamb with Potatoes for Special Occasions

For many Greeks, the whole lamb or goat roasted on a spit is the centerpiece of the Easter feast. Since ancient times, feasting on roasted […] The post Roast Leg of Lamb with Potatoes for Special Occasions appeared first on The National Herald.


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Four-year-old girl among refugees raped in Greece as thousands of asylum seekers trapped in camps

A young girl holds the fence in Kara Tepe camp on the Greek island of Lesbos Sacha Myers/Save the Children “I told myself, ‘Look at yourself- you came to Europe, what was your aim?’ I am not doing this because I like it but I don’t have the money ...


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Real estate investment in Greece

What is the general climate of real estate investment in your jurisdiction? The investment climate has been severely affected by Greece’s prolonged financial crisis. Major investments in real estate are usually made by either institutional players or ...


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The Economic Scandals of the Greek Military Junta (21 April 1967)

21. April 1967: the Dark Day, when tanks rolled through the streets and the colonels imposed the dictatorship that lasted seven years. Fifty years have passed since that day, and the political narrative after 2012, i.e. when Golden Dawn started to rise, spread the fiction of the ‘economic miracle’ through the years of the military … The post The Economic Scandals of the Greek Military Junta (21 April 1967) appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Great Britain line up Greece clash to warm up for EuroBasket campaign

Great Britain will welcome one of the world's best basketball teams to the capital later this summer ahead of the FIBA EuroBasket Finals in August. Taking place on Saturday 19 August at London's Copper Box Arena, Great Britain will play Greece - ranked ...


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Greece Gets Higher Bids for Majority Share of Port of Thessaloniki

ATHENS--Greece on Friday received higher bids from the three investors seeking to buy a majority stake in its second-largest port, its state privatizations agency said. The offers came from Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services (ICTS ...


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IMF praises Greek primary surplus, needs debt deal to join bailout

… Monetary Fund praised on Friday Greece's fiscal over-performance last … expect before joining the latest Greek bailout. Greek statistics office data showed … join the latest bailout for Greece, now shouldered by the euro …


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Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Greece

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today after a meeting with Greece’s Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos: “I met today with Minister Tsakalotos and his team. We had ...


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Life Sciences: product regulation and liability in Greece

Are there any notable trends or recent legal developments in your jurisdiction’s pharmaceutical industry? Recently, there has been much discussion around changes in the Greek health system. The economic crisis and the Greek submissions in the three ...


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Migrants Leaping onto Freight Trains in Hopes of Crossing GREECE-FYROM Border

An increasing amount of migrants are attempting to leave GREECE by hiding in freight trains that leave the country for other EU-border states such as ...


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Clinical trials in GREECE

In GREECE, good clinical practices are adopted and, to that end, GREECE participates in the Eudract and Eudravigilance databases in order to ensure ...


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GREEK food fans' once-a-year fix

The iconic restaurant only makes honey puffs once a year for the GREEK Glenti but has broken from tradition for the festival at the Darwin Convention ...


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'The GREEK Comedy Tour' Looks To Bring Popular Fraternity & Sorority Comedians Together ...

'The GREEK Comedy Tour' Looks To Bring Popular Fraternity & Sorority Comedians Together, Here's 5 Top Comedians You May Not Know Live The ...


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Listening to customers for over a decade

Business owners like to think they respond to their customers but few are as thorough as Irene Adamopoulos of the GREEK Market on Corydon Avenue.


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Top Source Countries For Tourists To Greece

The Republic of Macedonia, Germany, and the United Kingdom are the three top source countries for tourists to Greece. The islands of Greece are particularly popular amongst tourists. Tourism has longtime played a vital role in the economy of the nation of ...


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IMF Lagarde had “Constructive Discussions” with Greek FinMin Tsakalotos

WASHINGTON – Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Greece Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following […] The post IMF Lagarde had “Constructive Discussions” with Greek FinMin Tsakalotos appeared first on The National Herald.


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Akinci: Anastasiades must prepare Greek Cypriots for solution

The Greek Cypriot leader should prepare himself and his community for a federal settlement or possibly have a solution of two equal states existing side by side, Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci said on Friday. He said they were working to create a ...


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Greece Gets Three Improved Bids For Thessaloniki Port Sale

Greece received three improved binding financial bids for a majority stake in Thessaloniki Port , its second-largest, the country's privatisation agency (HRADF) said on Friday. Last month HRADF got three bids for a 67 percent stake in Thessaloniki Port.


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Greek Centre Melbourne Hosts Public Lecture Series About Greek Milk Bars of Australia

Effy Alexakis and Leonard Janiszewski from Sydney’s Macquarie University will be giving a lecture detailing the development of Greek caf├ęs and milk bars across Australia, including those in Melbourne and Victoria, as well as giving insight into the ...


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Greek actor Stathis Psaltis dies at 66

Greek actor Stathis Psaltis died on Friday afternoon at the age of 66. The beloved actor was being treated in an Intensive Care Unit. Psaltis lost the battle with cancer after a long term battle. The actor was initially diagnosed with lung cancer which had ...


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Sani Resort review: This kid-friendly paradise in northern Greece even offers free babysitters on the beach

While reclining on the private veranda of our Sani Beach suite, my wife and I, skin-blushed and blissfully relaxed after a memorable family beach day, joke about how the setting of the sun over the Aegean Sea is akin to our son’s smudge paintings.


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