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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

GREEK-American Festival promises music, dancing and new foods

There will be GREEK music, dancing, cathedral tours and GREEK foods such as lamb shanks, gyros and baklavas. Father Larry Legakis described a few ...


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Ubisoft Announces “Discovery Tour: Ancient GREECE” September Release

Ubisoft announced today that they will officially be releasing Discovery Tour: Ancient GREECE independently through UPlay on September 10th.


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Springfield raises Greek flag ahead of heritage weekend, Glendi festival (photos)

SPRINGFIELD — Members of the Greek community and local officials gathered on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday to raise the Greek flag in advance of this weekend’s Glendi festival. Mayor Domenic J.


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15 unexpected places where statues of US presidents can be found around the world

[late US President Ronald Reagan during a centennial commemoration in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, June 29, 2011.]Bela Szandelszky / AP * THE CZECH REPUBLIC, FRANCE, GREECE, HUNGARY, PARAGUAY, POLAND, RUSSIA, AND THE UNITED KINGDOM ALL HAVE FORMER US PRESIDENTS MEMORIALIZED AS STATUES. * ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND RONALD REAGAN APPEAR THE MOST. * BUT GEORGE WASHINGTON, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, RUTHERFORD B. HAYES, THOMAS JEFFERSON, WOODROW WILSON, HARRY TRUMAN, GEORGE W. BUSH, AND BILL CLINTON ARE ALSO ALL REMEMBERED. * CHINA, FOR A WHILE, EVEN HAD A STATUE OF BARACK OBAMA THAT BURST INTO FLAMES — AS A COMPLIMENT. * VISIT BUSINESS INSIDER'S HOMEPAGE FOR MORE STORIES. After their terms are up, some US presidents live on in bronze far from their homeland. Memorialized and often built larger-than-life, governments use the statues to remind citizens of the past, to strengthen political ties, or to celebrate the former US leaders for what they did during their terms. Alternatively, at times of protest, they can be a tool for sending a message. One president's statue was even bombed by protesters. The Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Paraguay, Poland, Russia, and the United Kingdom all have former US presidents memorialized as statues. For a while, China even had a Barack Obama statue that burst into flames, because he was "so hot" at the time. Here's where some former US presidents, cast in bronze, are scattered around the world. ABRAHAM LINCOLN HAS A STATUE IN MEXICO CITY, MEXICO. Wikimedia Lincoln's statue was gifted to Mexico by the US government. Former President Lyndon Johnson commissioned it in 1964 to help relations between the two countries. There are also Lincoln statues in three other Mexican cities, including Tijuana. Lincoln is liked in Mexico, due to his stance against both the Mexican war and slavery, as well as his support for former-Mexican President Benito Juarez. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HAS A STATUE IN PARIS, FRANCE. Bernard Charlon / Gamma-rapho / Getty Franklin's bronze statue in Paris was gifted to France in 1906 by the New England Society. It was a replica based on a sculpture of Franklin by John J. Boyle, which was built for Philadelphia. Franklin lived in Paris for more than seven years. He was the first US ambassador to France. THOMAS JEFFERSON ALSO HAS A STATUE IN PARIS. Joel Saget / AFP / Getty Jefferson's 10-foot bronze statue was unveiled on the Seine, on July 4, 2006. He stands holding a quill and a drawing. French artist Jean Cardot made the sculpture, and it was donated to France by the Florence Gould Foundation. Before he was the United States' third president, Jefferson was the first minister to France in 1785. SEE THE REST OF THE STORY AT BUSINESS INSIDER SEE ALSO: * POWER RANKING: Here's who has the best chance of becoming the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee * 45 landmark Supreme Court cases that changed American life as we knew it * The incredible life of John McCain in photos SEE ALSO: WISE QUOTES ON LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS FROM EVERY US PRESIDENT DON'T MISS: HERE'S WHAT EVERY PRESIDENT'S SIGNATURE LOOKS LIKE


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Hellenic College Holy Cross Searching for a New President

BROOKLINE, MA – The Board of Trustees of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (HCHC) is seeking a dynamic, visionary, and strategic […] The post Hellenic College Holy Cross Searching for a New President appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greek authority rules against recording of faith at school

ATHENS, Greece — Greece's independent privacy authority has ruled it unconstitutional and illegal for school authorities to keep records of pupils' religious faith. The non-binding decision by the ...


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Annual GREEK Food Festival This Month

Bring the whole family and join in the fun at Modesto's 54th Annual GREEK Food Festival, Sept. 21 and 22 at the Annunciation GREEK Orthodox Church, ...


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High risk of money laundering in GREEK real estate

However, the risks are assessed by the GREEK authorities themselves as moderate to high, with the report saying the greatest risks are associated with ...


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Strong Dutch interest in large investments in GREECE

The Netherlands is already active in GREECE and we will discuss how to support structural reforms in this sector. We want to help and we both have a ...


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Hummus Who? Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Greek Yogurt Dip Is a Pita Chip's Dream

Sorry, hummus. We had a great thing going, but Trader Joe's appealed to my inner bagel aficionado with its Everything but the Bagel Greek Yogurt Dip, and it's basically every pita chip's dream come ...


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Our Impressions Of Discovery Tours By Ubisoft: Ancient Greece

While it comes in shy of a year after its release to positive reception in the fall of 2018, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey sends players once more into the heart of Ancient Greece’s Golden Age, on the ...


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Court rejects GREEK enforcers' bid to be restored

A GREEK court has refused a request by four former members of the competition authority to suspend the government's decision to remove them.


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Turkey denies increase in migrants crossing to GREECE, questions EU math

Turkish Interior Minister S├╝leyman Soylu has denied European Union reports that the flow of migrants from Turkey to Europe has increased, Turkey's ...


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Discovery Tour: Ancient GREECE takes players back to Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Discovery Tour: Ancient GREECE allows players to roam the ancient world of GREECE without worry from enemies. You can play as Alexios, Kassandra, ...


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You need to watch this outrageous bicycle kick scored in GREECE

How frustrated do you get when strikers try ridiculous acrobatics during games that ultimately amount to nothing? Well, Atromitos striker Apostolos ...


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Greek police fire teargas as child migrants protest conditions in camps

Greek police fired tear gas at hundreds of children who protested in a packed migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Wednesday, the state news agency ANA reported. Some 300 unaccompanied minors ...


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Kingwood's Taste of Greek food truck to get brick-and-mortar location

>>> PHOTOS: Popular food truck Taste of Greek is getting a brick-and-mortar location (Photo: Yelp/Taste of Greek) ... >>> PHOTOS: Popular food truck Taste of Greek is getting a brick-and-mortar ...


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The Greek Sponge Divers Of Tarpon Springs

A sponge diver, wearing a traditional heavy rubber suit, resurfaces with a sponge in his hand. Wendy Altschuler There’s an old Greek coastal village, with a sponge diving legacy, camouflaged along the ...


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The Importance of the Prime Minister’s Visit

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due to speak directly to Greek-Americans in Astoria on Wednesday, September 25.  One might read that sentence and say, […] The post The Importance of the Prime Minister’s Visit appeared first on The National Herald.


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Legal Centre Lesvos denounces the GREEK governments proposed changes to the Asylum procedure

On Saturday 31st August, the Spokesperson for the GREEK Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence announced that a meeting had taken ...


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Cranston GREEK Festival returning for 34th year

Preparation is a key word for the Cranston GREEK Festival, which will open its 34th annual three-day stay Friday at 5 p.m. at the Church of the ...


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Another Successful GREEK Festival at St. George of Lynn

BOSTON – The good weather, the well-organized preparation, the traditional GREEK hospitality, and the tasty GREEK food and pastries were the ...


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Synod in Rome bolsters identity of Ukrainian Greek Catholics amid East-West conflict

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church are meeting at the Vatican for a synod aimed at strengthening the Byzantine Rite church’s ties with Rome while maintaining ...


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A Series of Earthquakes in GREECE

A series of earthquakes have been recorded in GREECE in the recent hours. This is referenced on the official website of the European Mediterranean ...


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Grape harvest falls 30% in GREECE due to Climate Change

Climate change is one of the key controlling factors in grape and wine production, affecting the suitability of certain grape varieties to a particular ...


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The New National Library of GREECE is an Excellent Example, Leslie Weir Says

ATHENS – National Libraries share many interests and I look forward to working with the National Library of GREECE on the best practice of the ...


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Next ECB President Lagarde In Favor of Reducing GREECE'S Primary Surplus Targets

Christine Lagarde, the current Chairman of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the next President of the European Central Bank (ECB) ...


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Elton John and Taron Egerton to Perform Together at 'Rocketman' Concert at L.A.'s Greek Theatre

Taron Egerton comfortably found his way into the fur coats and bedazzled sunglasses required to play Elton John in the musical biopic Rocketman. Though finding a way inside the flame-embroidered ...


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GREEK police fire tear gas as unaccompanied minors protest at Lesbos migrant camp

GREEK police said they used tear gas to subdue protests by young migrants at an overcrowded camp on the island of Lesbos. The 50 unaccompanied ...


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Eldorado receives long-awaited GREECE permits

Toronto- and New York-listed Eldorado Gold on Tuesday confirmed that the Greek Environmental Ministry had granted the Skouries project a ...


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Giannis Can Be the World's Best Player … If GREECE Figures Out How to Use Him

But first, GREECE needs to figure out how to use its superstar. Antetokounmpo was unstoppable in the NBA last season because he was surrounded by ...


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GREECE: Attiki Odos Will Not Increase the Toll Rates

ATHENS – The board of Attiki Odos said that will not increase the toll rates as it had announced in June 2019, the company said on Wednesday.


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Intensive Traffic at Borders with Romania, Turkey, GREECE and Serbia

At the border with GREECE, traffic is intensive at the Kulata border checkpoint at the exit for cars and trucks, and at Makaza border checkpoint at the exit ...


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GREECE'S Health Minister vows to increase vaccination rates after alarming WHO data

GREECE'S Health Minister, Vassilis Kikilias has stated that he plans to take action to increase vaccination rates, following data from the World Health ...


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Indian Migrant Becomes Successful Farmer in GREECE

With just $200 in his pocket and his father's blessing, Gulzar Singh traveled almost 5,800 miles from his native land of India to GREECE to find a better ...


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More than 30000 flights delayed or cancelled in GREECE by July-end, report shows

Over 30,000 flight delays and cancellations were recorded in GREECE during the first seven months of 2019, according to a survey by AirHelp, an air ...


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GREEK 10-year bond yields hit new record low

... set for Greece should be carefully reviewed, describing it as "excessive" and saying it put too much pressure on the recovery of the GREEK economy.


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Opa! GREEK-American Festival showcases culture, cuisine

When it comes to the appetizer menu at a GREEK restaurant, there's a clear stand-out. “Saganaki is standard equipment if you want to have a fun night,” ...


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Brazilian coach throws some shade at Giannis after his team topped Greece in the FIBA World Cup

Brazilian coach Aleksandar Petrovic was awfully boastful after his team toppled Greece, a squad led by Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, in the FIBA World Cup on Tuesday in China, 79-78. Giannis ...


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GREECE posts best Q2 growth rate in decade

ATHENS, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- GREECE'S economic growth rate rebounded to 1.9 percent on an annual basis in the second quarter of the year, the ...


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Piraeus Port beefs up investment plan, awaits Greece's approval

ATHENS (Reuters) - Piraeus Port Authority (PPA), operator of Greece’s largest port, has increased its investment plans to attract more business at one of Europe’s largest harbors, a government ...


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House Hunting in … Greece

This seven-bedroom, four-bathroom home is in Plaka, a fishing village on the northwestern coast of Crete, the largest and most populous of the Greek islands. The property, known as Villa Ioanna, sits ...


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The High-Altitude Vineyards of Greece

If Zeus were to celebrate his earthly joys in any one place, this surely would be it. Tucked into a pocket of sun-drenched Mount Olympus slopes, sturdy rows of Xinomavro catch a cooling mountain ...


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GREEK controversy on Caboclo's interference

By Eurohoops Team/info@eurohoops.net. A discussion has begun within the GREEK Basketball Federation regarding the last play of the game ...


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New Democracy member calls Iranian refugee a “monkey”

Theodoros Giannaros, member of ruling conservative New Democracy party and the party’s working group for Health launched a vicious racist attack on a refugee, describing him as a “monkey”. Arash Hampay, a refugee from Iran living in Greece, posted a photo on twitter and wrote: “Fascists, I’m OK with my new homeland, I will continue … The post New Democracy member calls Iranian refugee a “monkey” appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Iranian Asylum Seeker On Hunger Strike, Faces Deportation To GREECE

Amin Ghayszadeh is on his 13th day of his hunger strike, and faces deportation to GREECE, a country often cited as one of the worst for refugees.


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Ankara rejects EU claim of increasing migration from Turkey to GREECE

Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has refuted recent claims by EU officials that there has been an increasing migrant flow from Turkey to ...


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Golden Grizzlies go 2-2 in GREECE games

ATHENS — The Oakland men's basketball team cruised to a 83-58 win over PAO U21 Sunday in their final game in GREECE. Yusuf Jihad scored a ...


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Violence breaks out at Moria refugee camp

Mayors of Greek islands are meeting to flesh out plans to deal with the problem of suffocating conditions in the reception centres


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Migrants deplore conditions in new Greek camp

Freshly transferred from a packed camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, some migrants say conditions in their new home on the mainland are even worse. "We left Moria hoping for something better," said ...


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