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          The Odyssey by Homer – the first step      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The sea that separates Odysseus from home was the lifeblood of ancient Greece. Homer’s story of return takes us on a journey that goes beyond geography


This is the first one, the big one, the ur-road movie: the Odyssey. Homer’s poem tells of Odysseus’s decade-long attempt to return to his home island of Ithaca – a “man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy”. (Robert Fagles’ translation for Penguin, which I recommend.)

Here’s some context. Banish the thoughts of modern nation-state Greece and think instead of the Hellenes as they were, a widely scattered, littoral people, linked by language and custom, spread thinly from Massilia (now Marseille, founded by the Greeks in about 600BC) to the Black Sea. Edith Hall’s book Introducing the Ancient Greeks reminds me that Plato said his people liked to live “like frogs or ants around the pond”. They were traders and colonists and explorers. One Marseillais, Pytheas, circumnavigated Britain and perhaps got as far as Denmark and Iceland, and wrote about it in his lost book On the Ocean. The trackless wastes of the sea were the Greeks’ element. Aside from the Odyssey, in antiquity there existed an epic account, called Returns, of other Greek heroes’ homecomings from Troy, thought to have included the stories of Agamemnon’s catastrophic return to Argos, only to be slaughtered by his wife Clytemnestra, and Menelaos’s journey back to Sparta, via a long detour to Egypt. A fragment of Sappho, discovered on papyrus last year, has the narrator-poet anxiously awaiting her brother Charaxos’s return from a voyage. The perilous maritime journey was not only a Greek poetic theme, but part of Greek lived experience.

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          The history of physics: a very short introduction      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
How does the physics we know today - a highly professionalised enterprise, inextricably linked to government and industry - link back to its origins as a liberal art in Ancient Greece? What is the path that leads from the old philosophy of nature and its concern with humankind's place in the universe to modern massive international projects that hunt down fundamental particles and industrial laboratories that manufacture marvels? This Very Short Introduction introduces us to Islamic astronomers and mathematicians calculating the size of the earth whilst their caliphs conquered much of it; to medieval scholar-theologians investigating light; to Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton, measuring, and trying to explain, the universe. We visit the 'House of Wisdom' in 9th-century Baghdad; Europe's first universities; the courts of the Renaissance; the Scientific Revolution and the academies of the 18th century; and the increasingly specialised world of 20th and 21st century science. Highlighting the shifting relationship between physics, philosophy, mathematics, and technology - and the implications for humankind's self-understanding - Heilbron explores the changing place and purpose of physics in the cultures and societies that have nurtured it over the centuries.
          The scientific sublime: popular science unravels the mysteries of the universe      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The sublime evokes our awe, our terror, and our wonder. Applied first in ancient Greece to the heights of literary expression, in the 18th-century the sublime was extended to nature and to the sciences, enterprises that viewed the natural world as a manifestation of God's goodness, power, and wisdom. In The Scientific Sublime, Alan Gross reveals the modern-day sublime in popular science. He shows how the great popular scientists of our time―Richard Feynman, Stephen Hawking, Steven Weinberg, Brian Greene, Lisa Randall, Rachel Carson, Stephen Jay Gould, Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, and E. O. Wilson―evoke the sublime in response to fundamental questions: How did the universe begin? How did life? How did language? These authors maintain a tradition initiated by Joseph Addison, Edmund Burke, Immanuel Kant, and Adam Smith, towering 18th-century figures who adapted the literary sublime first to nature, then to science―though with one crucial difference: religion has been replaced wholly by science. In a final chapter, Gross explores science's attack on religion, an assault that attempts to sweep permanently under the rug two questions science cannot answer: What is the meaning of life? What is the meaning of the good life?
          ♪♪♫..Oxygono Greek Night: “DJ George Satlanis” support by M. Alexiou #12/07 @Μολυβος_Πέτρα_Λέσβου      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Αυτή την Πέμπτη 12 Ιουλίου 2018 στα decks του OXY CLUB θα βρίσκεται ο dj George Satlanis σε ένα ξέφρενο #party με πολύ κέφι και χορό!

Ο George Satlanis ασχολείται επαγγελματικά με το djing τα τελευταία 23 χρόνια.

Υπήρξε resident για πολλά χρόνια σε μεγάλα μαγαζιά στην Αθήνα, όπως τα Dome, Ten, Vitrine, Exo. Από το 2010 έως το 2012 ήταν Support Dj στα Live του Διονύση Σχοινά στο Dome και τον Χειμώνα του 2015 ήταν ο Dj των Onirama στις επιτυχημένες τους εμφανίσεις στο Camorra Club.

Το φθινόπωρο του 2015 ηταν ο Resident Dj του Mind The Gap, της μεγάλης επιτυχίας στο Κολωνάκι. Μόνο τον τελευταίο χρόνο έχει πραγματοποιήσει δεκάδες πετυχημένα guest σε ολόκληρη την Ελλάδα, την Κύπρο και το Λονδίνο.

Είναι εμπνευστής και ιδρυτικό μέλος της ομάδας All Star Athens, που αποτελείται από τους resident deejays των καλύτερων μαγαζιών της Αθήνας.

Το αγαπημένο μας OXYgono night υποδέχεται τον George Satlanis με μοναδικές επιτυχίες στο ενεργητικό του για να αναλάβει την διασκέδαση μας!

Φυσικά, μαζί του ο δικός μας αγαπημένος Μιχάλης Αλεξίου!

Για κρατήσεις στείλτε μήνυμα στην επίσημη σελίδα μας στο facebook ή στο τηλέφωνο 6981825459

Ο φακός του #PostarwGR θα είναι εκεί για τις καλύτερες σας στιγμές!

Φυσικά μαζί μας και ο μοναδικός Taxiarxhs Kokkinopoulos με το σόλο τουμπερλέκι του!

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          Theatre Of Note Presents MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Theatre of NOTE continues its 2018 season with the West Coast premiere of MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD, written by Adam Szymkowicz and directed by Christopher Johnson.

MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOODis a gender-bending, patriarchy-smashing, hilarious new take on the classic Robin Hood myth. In Szymkowicz's retelling of the tale, Robin Hood is (and has always been) Maid Marian in disguise, and leads a motley group of Merry Men (a few of whom are actually men) against the greedy Prince John. As the poor get poorer and the rich get richer, who will stand for the vulnerable if not Robin? What is the cost of revealing your true self in a time of trouble? Modern concerns and romantic entanglements clash on the battlefield and on the ramparts of Nottingham Castle. A play about selfishness and selflessness and love deferred and the fight. Always the fight. The fight must go on.

MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD will preview Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18 at 8pm, and will open on Thursday, August 23 at 8pm and run through Saturday, September 22 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

Adam Szymkowicz (Playwright) His plays have been produced throughout the U.S., and in Canada, England, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Turkey, South Korea, Slovenia and Lithuania. His work has been presented or developed at such places as Portland Center Stage, MCC Theater, Ars Nova, South Coast Rep, Playwrights Horizons, LCT3, LAByrinth Theater Company, The Lark, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Primary Stages and The New Group, among other. Published plays include Deflowering Waldo, Pretty Theft, Food For Fish, Hearts Like Fists, Incendiary, Clown Bar, The Why Overhead, Adventures of Super Margaret, 7 Ways To Say I Love You, Rare Birds, Marian, Or the True Tale of Robin Hood, and Nerve. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, Playscripts, Broadway Play Publishing, Original Works Publishing, and featured in New York Theatre Review, the Dionysian, NYTE's Cino Nights, Geek Theater, and numerous Smith and Kraus books. He was the premier Resident Playwright at The Chance Theater in Anaheim, CA and the first playwright to participate in Bloomington Playwrights Projects' Square One Series. He has been to The Orchard Project and to JAW at Portland Center Stage, served twice as Playwright in Residence at the William Inge Center, and took part in The Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters program. Szymkowicz received a grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, and has been commissioned by South Coast Rep, Rising Phoenix Rep, Texas State University, The NOLA Project, Single Carrot Theater, and Flux Theater Ensemble. Adam received a Playwright's Diploma from The Juilliard School's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program and an MFA from Columbia University where he was the Dean's Fellow. Szymkowicz is a two-time Lecomte du Nouy Prize winner, a member of the Dramatists Guild, Writers Guild of America, and was a member of Primary Stages' Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group, the MCC Playwrights' Coalition and of the first Ars Nova Play Group. He has interviewed 1000 playwrights on his blog. Szymkowicz is the Literary Manager at The Juilliard School, supporting the playwriting program there.

Christopher Johnson (Director) is a co-founder of The School of Night for whom he has directed Hercules Insane, Punch and Judy, The Final Girl and The Faggot King or The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward II. Other Los Angeles directing credits include Entropy (Theatre of NOTE), The Pity of Things - Desert Aria (also Theatre of NOTE) and Henry VI, Part I (The Production Company). Before LA, Christopher was the founding artistic director of Chicago's historic Defiant Theatre, for whom he served as producer on dozens of projects including the U.S. premieres of Sarah Kane's Cleansed and Phaedra's Love and multiple iterations of the cult classic Action Movie: The Play. Defiant directing credits include Macbeth, Titus Andronicus, Hamlet, A Clockwork Orange and Dope. Chris also penned and directed Defiant's world-premiere adaptations of Stephen King's Apt Pupil and Thomas Harris's Red Dragon (Joseph Jefferson Citation for Best New Adaptation). Other Chicago directing credits include Balacarita: The Adventures of Young Krishna (Silk Road Theatre Project), Cave Dwellers (North Avenue Productions) and Dulcitius (The School of Night, pre-LA). Christopher has appeared as an actor at The Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Lyric Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Redmoon Theater, The Building Stage, A Crew of Patches and Defiant Theatre.

ABOUT THE CAST AND DESIGN TEAM

The cast of MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD features:Kirsten Vangsness, Dan Wingard, Sierra Marcks, Joel Scher, Stephen Simon, Cat Chengery, Alysha Brady, Liesel Hanson, Kelby McClellan, Brad C. Light, Kristian Bikic, Alexis DeLaRosa, Michelle McGregor and Sarah Lilly.

MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD features Fight Choreographer Jen Albert, Set Designer Bill Voorhees, Lighting Designer Matt Richter and Costume Designer Linda Muggeridge. The production is Stage Managed by Kelly Egan.

SCHEDULE AND PRICING

MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN will preview on Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18 at 8pm and will open onThursday, August 23 at 8pm andruns through Saturday, September 22 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm.

Ticket prices are $25; students and seniors $20. For tickets and details, please call 323-856-8611, or visit www.theatreofnote.com to purchase tickets online and to view the complete schedule.

Special Q&A event with Kirsten Vangsness, Christopher Johnson, Kelby McClellan and vocal director Jake Anthony will be held on Sunday August 26th to discuss gender fluidity in the theater. For tickets and details for this special event please call 323-856-8611 or visit www.theatreofnote.com.


          'Oldest known extract' of Homer's Odyssey discovered in Greece      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Archaeologists in Greece have discovered what they believe to be the oldest known extract of Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey".

          Every Girl Should Give Gigi Hadid's Favorite Bikini a Try      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

One of Gigi Hadid's earliest Instagrams was a mirror shot of herself modeling a high-waisted swimsuit. Every Summer, Gigi seems to return to this one silhouette: a retro-inspired two-piece with a balconette bra top and some sort of playful print.

Though she keeps coveted labels like Solid & Striped and Zimmermann in rotation, the allure of Gigi's suits is that they're so flattering. A high cut draws attention to the smallest part of your waist, and Gigi's well-aware. Read on to see her flaunting the look on the beach, in the pages of Vogue, and behind the scenes, then shop for inspired styles.


          OTE starts Greece’s first fiber-to-the-home for ultra-fast broadband      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's biggest telecom operator OTE Group flicked the switch on the first "fiber-to-the-home" ultra-fast internet connection on Tuesday which will help the country make a leap to
          Greece: Residents of Samos strongly oppose new refugee camp on their island      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Residents of the Greek island of Samos strongly opposed a proposition by the Greek Migration ministry to build a new refugee camp on their island. The residents gave a thundering “no” to the proposal. The heads of the local community in Mitilinious called an open community on the village square to discuss building a new refugee camp on the grounds of a local army camp. The local Syriza MP was invited to the gathering but he never appeared. Mr Michalis Aggelopoulos, declared their opposition on behalf of the local community, and their heads, including the mayor. Their opinion was cheered...
          Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus in a move expected to benefit the Portugal forward's tax return.

Juventus said Tuesday it paid 112 million euros ($131.5 million) for Ronaldo, who signed a four-year deal with the Serie A champions.

The move brings an end to a hugely successful nine-year spell in Spain, and takes him further away from a tax fraud case that may end up costing the Portugal forward more than $20 million in fines.

"These years with Real Madrid and in this city of Madrid have been possibly the happiest of my life," Ronaldo wrote in an open letter. "My only feeling is of an enormous gratitude for this club, for these fans and for this city. I can only thank them all for the love and affection I have received.

"But I think the time has come to start a new phase in my life and that is why I have asked the club to accept my transfer. I feel that it is time, and I ask everyone, especially our fans, to please understand me."

Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009 from Manchester United and was the Spanish club's all-time leading scorer with 451 goals in 438 matches. He helped the club win four Champions League titles — beating Juventus in the final in 2017 — and also won the league and cup twice each.

He has scored a record 120 Champions League goals, 105 of them since moving to Madrid — 12 more than Juventus managed in that same period.

But he was unhappy with the way the tax authorities treated him in Spain. Ronaldo, along with several other top players in the country, has been accused of tax fraud, with authorities saying the government was defrauded of 14.7 million euros ($17 million) from 2011-14. Unconfirmed media reports last month said Ronaldo had agreed to pay a fine of 18.8 million euros ($22 million).

In Italy, a new law caps tax on income generated from abroad at 100,000 euros ($117,000) per year for residents who have paid their taxes in other countries for at least nine of the last 10 years.

Other players targeted by Spanish tax authorities in recent years include Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Luka Modric. Former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, now at Manchester United, was also investigated.

Ronaldo is currently on vacation in Greece following Portugal's elimination from the World Cup. Juventus president Andrea Agnelli flew out Tuesday to meet the 33-year-old forward.

"Real Madrid wants to express its gratitude to a player who has proven to be the best in the world and who has marked one of the greatest eras in the history of our club and of world soccer," Real Madrid said in a statement.

"In addition to the titles he won, Cristiano Ronaldo has been an example of dedication, work, responsibility, talent and determination," Madrid added. "For Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of its greatest symbols and a unique reference for the next generations. Real Madrid will always be his home."

Ronaldo signed a five-year deal with Madrid in 2016, saying he wanted to end his career at the club. But he has also publicly expressed his discontentment about being jeered at times by some Madrid fans at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Ronaldo was also moved by the Juventus fans for giving him a standing ovation after he scored a spectacular goal against the Italian club at the Allianz Stadium in the Champions League quarterfinals last season.

"I gave a lot of thought to this and I know that the time has come for a new era," Ronaldo said. "I'm leaving, but this jersey, this shield and the Santiago Bernabeu will always feel as something that is mine wherever I go."

The signing broke the Serie A record, which Juventus set two years ago when it paid Napoli 90 million euros (then $99 million) for Gonzalo Higuain.

Ronaldo made his debut for Sporting Lisbon when he was 17. His crossover dribble was already famous when Alex Ferguson brought him to Manchester United ahead of the 2003-04 season and gave him the No. 7 shirt of the recently departed David Beckham.

He spent six seasons in England, winning three Premier League titles, one Champions League title and one FA Cup.

Ronaldo led Portugal to its first major title at the European Championship two years ago in France. He helped the Portuguese team reach the semifinals in his first World Cup in 2006.

Portugal was eliminated by Uruguay in the round of 16 of this year's tournament in Russia. Ronaldo scored four goals to take his tally to 85 for his country and break Ferenc Puskas' record as Europe's all-time leading international scorer.

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AP Sports Writer Tales Azzoni in Madrid contributed to this report.

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FILE - In this Saturday, May 26, 2018 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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FILE - In this Saturday, May 26, 2018 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with fans after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his side's 2nd goal during the Champions League soccer match, round of 16, 1st leg between Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)

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FILE - In this Sunday, July 10, 2016 file photo, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo kisses the trophy at the end of the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2014 file photo Real's Cristiano Ronaldo holds the ball as he celebrates his four goals during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Elche at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, files)

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts before a Santiago Bernabeu Trophy soccer match between Real Madrid and Stade de Reims at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)

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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, of Portugal, top, tries to score in between opposition players during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is tackled by Juventus' Medhi Benatia during a Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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          Fixing Greece      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I've been chirping about how automating the flow part of workflows, by adding a proper IT based process framework to BRPs, would suggest a possible 67% increase in World Wide GDP. But I completely forgot an important issue; Corruption and...
          Οι κάτοικοι στην πλειονότητά τους μιλούν μια μετάφραση της ελληνικής , αλλά δεν σκέφτονται στην ελληνική γλώσσα      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Του Μόσχου Λαγκουβάρδου

Το πρόβλημα αυτού του τόπου είναι ότι οι κάτοικοι στην πλειονότητά τους μιλούν μια μετάφραση της ελληνικής , αλλά δεν σκέφτονται στην ελληνική γλώσσα. Σκέφτονται σε άλλες γλώσσες και μεταφράζουν στην ελληνική γλώσσα.

Θα μπορούσαμε να πούμε, ότι ο κόσμος αυτός "χάθηκε στη μετάφραση". Π.χ σκέφτονται την έννοια της δικαιοσύνης, σε κάποια γλώσσα της Δύσης και μιλούν για τη δικαιοσύνη, σε μια μετάφραση της ελληνικής. Το ίδιο για την έννοια της ελευθερίας, της δημοκρατίας κ.ά.

Η διάσπαση αυτή σκέψεως και γλώσσης, είναι μια μορφή σχιζοφρένειας. Γιατί σχιζοφρένειας; Διότι σε κάθε περίπτωση, είναι δύο ή και περισσότερα Εγώ, που αδυνατούν να γνωρίσουν το ένα, το άλλο!


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          Europe forecast: Eastern thunderstorms - Fair in the west, Jul 10 - 16:43      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Thunderstorms in the east of Europe, fair to the west Tuesday During Tuesday and the weak area of low pressure will maintain rather cloudy conditions across parts of Denmark down into Belgium and across parts of Germany too with some patchy rain or showers here. Much of Scandinavia will be dry with sunny spells and pleasantly warm. The fine weather continues across the UK, but turning fresher from the north through the day. Much of Spain and Portugal maintain the risk of some heavy and thundery downpours across inland areas through the afternoon, but otherwise there will be plenty of sunshine, very warm or hot here too. Through much of the Med, towards Italy and eastwards through the Balkans and on towards Greece and Turkey it remains very warm or hot with plenty of summer sunshine but there will remain a risk of localised afternoon downpours.

Wednesday Heavy showers in northern Spain and the far north of Portugal today. Fair for the rest of Iberia with ots of sunshine and hot weather. Scattered showers in the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Showers affecting the far north of Italy but most of the country should be dry and sunny. Fair too in Greece and Turkey with lots of sunshine and feeling very warm. Fair in France with lots of very warm sunshine to come here. Scattered showers in the Low Countries. Heavy showers for much of Germany and Poland, these thundery and torrential in places. Further thunderstorms in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland. Mainly fair for Denmark with lots of sunshine. Fine for Sweden with plenty of sunshine. Scattered showers in the Baltic States and in Finland. Sunny spells and mostly dry for Sweden although some showers in the south.


          Ronaldo quits Real Madrid to join Juventus in staggering £88m      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


RONALDO'S GONE! Superstar quits Real Madrid to join Juventus in staggering £88m move after signing £500,000-A-WEEK four-year deal

Cristiano Ronaldo has made an astonishing £88m move to Juventus after Real Madrid granted him permission to leave Santiago Bernabeu. Ronaldo met Juventus club president Andrea Agnelli on Tuesday afternoon in a hotel in Greece before agreeing an estimated £500,000-a-week over four years. It is believed that the transfer was finalised at the meeting with Ronaldo surrounded by his girlfriend and family, who is currently on holiday with him.

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          Ο Καραπαπάς «εξαφάνισε» το Θρύλος FM      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Εξαφανίστηκε το «Θρύλος FM» στους 94.3 (το πάλαι ποτέ δημοτικό ραδιόφωνο των Άνω Λιοσίων Ξένιος-XFM) μετά το post στο facebook του υπεύθυνου επικοινωνίας της ΠΑΕ Ολυμπιακός, Κώστας Καραπαπάς που διέψευσε κάθε ανάμειξή της με το «Θρύλος 94.3».
Θυμίζουμε ότι ο Καραπαπάς  κατήγγειλε δημοσιεύματα (zougla - EΔΩ) που μιλούσαν για «πειρατεία» της συχνότητας από τον..
Ολυμπιακό, ενώ διεμήνυσε πως αναζητεί τους υπευθύνους του σταθμού για την χρήση του ονόματος «Θρύλος», το οποίο ανήκει αποκλειστικά στην ομάδα, διαψεύδοντας την όποια εμπλοκή του συλλόγου με το εγχείρημα.
Το  θέμα είχε φέρει στο προσκήνιο το e-tetradiο αναφερόμενο στη "δημιουργία του «Θρύλος FM» στους 94.3, ένα νέο αθλητικό ραδιόφωνο που ναι μεν το όνομά του παραπέμπει στον Ολυμπιακό, αλλά οι ιθύνοντές του δεν το παρουσιάζουν ως έναν σταθμό αφιερωμένο στην ομάδα".

Τώρα το  e-tetradiο γράφει:

Εξαφανίστηκε ο «Θρύλος FM» μετά την επίθεση Καραπαπά

Πίσω ολοταχώς από τους ιθύνοντές του ως προς το όνομα (όχι ως προς το σταθμό που προχωράει ολοταχώς).  Δεν μιλάμε λοιπόν απλώς για την αφαίρεση του «Θρύλος» από τη συχνότητα, αλλά για την... εξαφάνισή του από το διαδίκτυο γενικά. Στη συχνότητα το RDS του αναφέρει μόνο το «943» σκέτο, με το προηγούμενο όνομα να έχει σβηστεί, ως «Θρύλος FM» έχει κατέβει από όλα τα portal με ραδιοφωνικά live stream, ενώ όλα τα domain names που κατοχύρωσε και είχαν το όνομα thrilos ή thrylos πλέον είναι ανενεργά. Αντιθέτως ενεργοποιήθηκε ένα άλλο site για τον σταθμό, το 943.gr. Ο ραδιοσταθμός θα είναι αθλητικός και σε επικοινωνία που είχαμε χθες με τους υπεύθυνους, θα είναι σύντομα on air και θα απασχολεί και αρκετά άτομα. Καλό αυτό.
Το μόνο που παραμένει αμετάβλητο είναι το playlist του σταθμού, που παίζει non-stop rock και κάποιες pop μουσικές χωρίς διαφημίσεις ή jingles που να αναφέρουν έστω την συχνότητα.




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«Φίλε» γονιέ, με τις περίεργες ιδέες και τα «εγώ τα ξέρω όλα, άκου εμένα που σου λέω», τα παιδιά δεν φταίνε για το bullying. Ποτέ δεν φταίνε τα παιδιά, άλλωστε. Εσύ φταις. Πάντα οι γονείς φταίνε. Ο άνθρωπος όταν γεννιέται είναι tabula rasa. Άγραφος πίνακας. Κανείς δεν γεννιέται εγκληματίας, κακοποιός, ληστής ή οτιδήποτε άλλο.

Γράφει ο Νίκος Δεμισιώτης
Από: newsbeast.gr

Δεν γεννιέσαι, λοιπόν. Γίνεσαι. Εσύ το κάνεις και το πιθανότερο είναι πως το κάνεις επειδή θέλεις να δεις στο παιδί σου αυτό που εσύ δεν ήσουν.

Δεν γίνεσαι νταής επειδή είσαι ψηλός και δυνατός. Ξέρω πολλούς δυνατούς και ψηλούς ανθρώπους που βλέπουν στο πεζοδρόμιο μια σειρά από μυρμήγκια, που πάνε το φαγητό του χειμώνα στη φωλιά τους, και πηδάνε από πάνω τους για να μην τα πατήσουν.

Τα πιτσιρίκια που πάνε στο σχολείο τους ή στις παρέες τους και κάνουν τους νταήδες σε παιδιά που είναι πιο αδύναμα, δεν γεννήθηκαν για να κάνουν κάτι τέτοιο. Το κάνουν επειδή έτσι διδάχτηκαν στα σπίτια τους. Αυτό που γίνεται και στο σπίτι σου, δηλαδή. Ναι στο σπίτι σου. Γιατί το μεγάλωσες με τη λογική της ζούγκλας όπου ο πιο ισχυρός επιβιώνει και ο ανίσχυρος γίνεται λεία. Τροφή. Χωρίς εισαγωγικά.

Μη γελιέσαι. Τα παιδιά αυτά τρέφονται από αυτό που κάνουν. Αυτό νιώθουν πως πρέπει να κάνουν. Το νιώθουν σαν αποστολή. Μην μπερδεύεσαι. Όχι, επειδή του είπες να πάει να το κάνει. Τα παιδιά, άλλωστε, σπάνια ακούνε αυτά που τους λες. Τα παιδιά βλέπουν αυτά που κάνεις.

Πώς περιμένεις να συμπεριφερθεί ένα παιδί που βλέπει κάποιον από τους γονείς του να μειώνει κάποιον επειδή είναι πιο αδύναμος;

Πώς περιμένεις να συμπεριφερθεί ένα παιδί όταν βλέπει τον πατέρα του να τραβάει χειρόφρενο, να ρίχνει χριστοπαναγίες και να κατεβαίνει από το αυτοκίνητο επειδή η κυρία στο μπροστινό αυτοκίνητο άργησε να ξεκινήσει όταν το φανάρι άναψε πράσινο;

Πώς θα συμπεριφερθεί όταν ακούει τη μητέρα του να λέει στις φίλες της «ποιο; Το παιδί της Ελένης; Αυτό είναι χαζό»;

Πώς θα καταντήσει το παιδί σου όταν το μεγαλώνεις για να γίνει «ματσό» και «νταής», επειδή… έτσι κάνουν οι άνδρες;

Τι θα καταλάβει όταν, την ώρα που βλέπεις ειδήσεις, σε ακούσει να λες πως «έλα, μωρέ, έχουν κάνει τα παιδιά φλούφληδες. Άμα πέσει, δηλαδή, και καμιά σφαλιάρα παραπάνω τι έγινε; Χαθήκαμε εμείς;».

Μια ειλικρινής απάντηση θα ήταν «ναι, χάθηκες»! Αυτό που έγινες, δεν λέγεται ακριβώς άνθρωπος. Είναι κάτι άλλο. Και θες να κάνεις και στο παιδί σου το ίδιο. Σταμάτα να βγάζεις τα κόμπλεξ σου πάνω στα παιδιά σου. Μη μολύνεις και τις γενιές που έρχονται. Δεν φταίνε σε τίποτα τα άλλα παιδάκια να έρχονται αντιμέτωπα με το δημιούργημά σου.

Επέτρεψε μου, όμως, «φίλε» γονιέ μια προσωπική αναφορά. Έχω πει στο γιο μου, πως δεν με ενδιαφέρουν καθόλου οι βαθμοί στο σχολείο, ούτε οι έπαινοι. Θα ήμουν, όμως, εξαιρετικά υπερήφανος για εκείνον αν μάθαινα πως υπερασπίστηκε κάποιο αδύναμο παιδί. Πρόσεξε: Όχι να μην του επιτεθεί. Να το υπερασπιστεί. Αν το κάνει θα έχω βάλει κι εγώ το λιθαράκι μου, ώστε να γίνει Άνθρωπος. Αν δεν το κάνει, προφανώς θα έχω αποτύχει και σαν πατέρας και σαν άνθρωπος.

Αν θέλουμε ν’ αλλάξει η κοινωνία θα πρέπει να αλλάξουμε εμείς και κυρίως να φροντίσουμε ν’ αποκτήσουν τα παιδιά μας την παιδεία εκείνη που θα τους επιτρέπει όχι απλά να σέβονται (το προσπεράσαμε αυτό το σημείο) αλλά να αγαπούν και να προστατεύουν το διαφορετικό και το αδύναμο. Γιατί τα παιδιά είναι το μέλλον. Αν δημιουργήσουμε τέτοιους ανθρώπους έχουμε ελπίδα να ζήσουν αυτά, τουλάχιστον, σε μια καλύτερη κοινωνία.

Σε διαφορετική περίπτωση τίποτα δεν πρόκειται να αλλάξει. Και δεν θ’ αλλάξει γιατί όσο «τσαμπουκά» και «μάγκα» και να κάνεις τον γιόκα σου, πάντα θα υπάρχει κάποιος που θα βαράει, θα φωνάζει και θα κοροϊδεύει «καλύτερα». Και τότε μπορεί να είναι αργά για το δικό σου παιδί.

Αν, και τελειώνω εδώ, «φίλε» γονιέ, διάβασες αυτό το κείμενο και σε «συνάντησες» ή θίχτηκες, άλλαξε ρότα και «υπερασπίσου το παιδί, γιατί αν γλιτώσει το παιδί υπάρχει ελπίδα».

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In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy Firstly: Core Knowledge is a curriculum, a systematic syllabus of topics to be studied by students in prekindergarten through 8th grades. It includes topics and subtopics in language arts, world history, American history, geography, visual arts, music, mathematics, and science. Core Knowledge balances the description of academic skills with a prescription for subject-content knowledge. The curriculum is designed to give educators a way of knowing what students have experienced in school and to give students a common foundation on which to build additional learning. Core Knowledge is different from other curriculums in that it describes what a student should know, not what a student should be able to do. Another important part of the Core Knowledge Sequence is that it is intended to be only half a school’s curriculum content etc Secondly: In the first article, a brief example was given regarding some of the topics included in the core knowledge curriculum. see here: https://salaficentre.com/2018/07/part1-reminders-to-muslim-teachers-who-teach-topics-from-core-knowledge-curriculums-ancient-greece-and-others/ Thirdly: I don’t think any Muslim teacher with basic understanding of the fundamentals of Islaam would dispute the fact that there are Un-Islamic ideas [views, beliefs] in some of these subjects, such as science, therefore he or she would approach these issues carefully. However, no particular mention was made regarding these issues, rather the articles are simply Fawaa’id and general reminders – from an Islamic perspective – regarding the worldly sciences, which are covered in the ‘Core knowledge curriculum’, such as science etc. As […]

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Οι επτά συλληφθέντες, όλοι Ινδικής καταγωγής, είχαν μπει οπλισμένοι με μαχαίρια, το πρωί της Δευτέρας 9 Ιουλίου, στο ακροατήριο του Μικτού Ορκωτού Εφετείου Εύβοιας, όπου εκδικαζόταν υπόθεση ομοεθνούς τους.
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Οι κατηγορίες που τον βάραιναν ήταν ανθρωποκτονία, ληστεία, επικίνδυνες σωματικές βλάβες και παράνομη οπλοχρησία. Μέσα στην αίθουσα του Δικαστηρίου βρίσκονταν περισσότεροι από 10 συμπατριώτες του, οι οποίοι παρακολουθούσαν την δίκη.
Κάποια στιγμή ένας από τους εξωτερικούς φρουρούς παρατήρησε ότι ένας απ΄αυτούς έφερε ύποπτο αντικείμενο κάτω από το πουκάμισό του, στο ύψος της μέσης.

Με την συνδρομή συναδέλφων του έβγαλε τον ύποπτο από την αίθουσα και σε σωματική έρευνα βρέθηκε πάνω του ένα μαχαίρι (φωτό). Αμέσως ενημερώθηκε ο Εισαγγελέας της έδρας και δόθηκε εντολή να ελεγχθούν όλοι οι παριστάμενοι στο ακροατήριο.

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Κεφαλονιά...

Η Κεφαλονιά ή Κεφαλλονιά, αλλιώς Κεφαλληνία, είναι νησί του Ιονίου πελάγους κι ανήκει στα Επτάνησα. Επισήμως, κυρίως στη διοίκηση, αναφέρεται με τον αρχαιότερο τύπο «Κεφαλληνία»

Σύντομη ιστορία Υπάρχουν στοιχεία ότι η Κεφαλλονιά κατοικείται από την παλαιολιθική 

εποχή . Οι πρώτοι γνωστοί κάτοικοι ήταν Λέλεγες, οι οποίοι κατοίκησαν το νησί προφανώς

 την εποχή του 15ου αι. π.Χ., φέρνοντας μαζί τους τη λατρεία του Ποσειδώνα. Την εποχή του χαλκού, ένας άλλος αρχαίΑος Ελληνικός λαός, οι Ταφίοι ή Τηλεβόες είχαν εγκατασταθεί στην 
γύρω θάλασσα, και κατοικούσαν στο νησί, ή διατηρούσαν εμπορική βάση στο νησί και συναλλάσσονταν στενά με τους κατοίκους του νησιού.
Το νησί πήρε το όνομά του από τον μυθικό Κέφαλο, ο οποίος έφτασε στο νησί ως πρόσφυγας 
από την Αθήνα ή από το ελληνικό φύλο των Κεφαλλήνων ή Κεφαλλάνων. Στα Ομηρικά 
κείμενα δεν εμφανίζεται το όνομα της νήσου ως έχει, αλλά με άλλες ονομασίες όπως 
Δουλίχιον, Σάμος ή Σάμη. Σε αυτή τη μορφή διατηρείται ως το όνομα μίας εκ των πόλεων της 
νήσου από την αρχαιότητα έως σήμερα. Παρ' όλα αυτά ο Όμηρος αναφέρει σαφέστατα ότι ο 
λαός στον οποίο ηγείται ο Οδυσσέας, είναι οι Κεφαλλήνες.
Κατά την αρχαιότητα άκμασαν τέσσερις πόλεις, οι οποίες ήταν ανεξάρτητα κράτη. Η Κράνη, οι Προννοί, η Σάμη και η Πάλη. Το νησί κατακτήθηκε από τους Ρωμαίους και κατά το μεσαίωνα αποτέλεσε τμήμα της Βυζαντινής Αυτοκρατορίας. Υπήρξε μάλιστα και έδρα του Θέματος της Κεφαλληνίας, που περιλάμβανε και τα γειτονικά νησιά του Ιονίου.
Κατακτήθηκε από τους Νορμανδούς, τους Ενετούς και για λίγα χρόνια από τους Οθωμανούς. Επανήλθε στην κυριαρχία της Βενετίας μέχρι το 1797, οπότε την κατέλαβαν οι Γάλλοι. Κατά τη σύντομη γαλλική κατοχή, ο λαός του νησιού εξεγέρθηκε, επηρεασμένος από τη Γαλλική Επανάσταση και ανέτρεψε το φεουδαρχικό καθεστώς, το οποίο αποκαταστάθηκε με το Ιωνικό Κράτος, το οποίο ήταν υπό την επιρροή διαφόρων δυνάμεων, εκ των οποίων η βρετανική 
επιρροή έφερε τις μεγαλύτερες αντιδράσεις. 
Οι Βρετανοί επένδυσαν στην υποδομή του νησιού, το οδικό δίκτυο, γέφυρες και λιμάνια, ενώ έκαναν και δραστικές περικοπές στην δημοκρατία που είχαν εφαρμόσει οι Γάλλοι με το 
σύνταγμα τον Επτανήσων και την κατάργηση του Libro de Oro. Το 1864 ενώθηκαν τα 
Επτάνησα με το Βασίλειο της Ελλάδος.
Κατά τη διάρκεια του Α΄ Παγκόσμιου Πόλεμου το νησί κατέλαβαν, για μικρό χρονικό διάστημα,
οι γαλλικές ναυτικές δυνάμεις.
Στο Β΄ Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο καταλήφθηκε αρχικά από τους Ιταλούς, που απέβλεπαν στην ενσωμάτωση της Επτανήσου στην Ιταλία καθιερώνοντας νομισματική και οικονομική ένωση. 
Με την ιταλική συνθηκολόγηση, το 1943, οι Γερμανοί κατέλαβαν την Κεφαλονιά και μετά από μεγάλη μάχη με τους 12.000 Ιταλούς στρατιώτες της Μεραρχίας Acqui (Divisione Acqui) που επιθυμούσαν να επιστρέψουν στην πατρίδα τους, εκτέλεσαν τους περισσότερους απ' αυτούς. 

Στην Κεφαλονιά αναπτύχθηκε ισχυρό κίνημα Αντίστασης από το ΕΑΜ, ενώ κατά την περίοδο του Εμφυλίου δόθηκαν πολλές μάχες μεταξύ του κυβερνητικού στρατού και των ανταρτών, που δρούσαν στο νησί μέχρι τα τέλη του 1949.
Η Κεφαλονιά πλήγηκε από τους μεγάλους σεισμούς του 1953, όταν ισοπεδώθηκαν όλα 
σχεδόν τα οικήματα του νησιού. Η μετανάστευση αυξήθηκε, ενώ αρκετοί κάτοικοι από 
φτωχότερα μέρη της Ελλάδος εγκαταστάθηκαν στο νησί. Σχετικά αργά αναπτύχθηκε ο 
τουρισμός του νησιού καθώς οι Κεφαλονίτες συνήθως είχαν έσοδα από τη ναυτιλία.

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by Maria Grace


After making its way onto the culinary scene, ice creams and sorbets exploded in popularity during the Georgian era. But Georgian ice cream looked a little different from its modern counterpart.  

The first known recipe for true (dairy-based) ice cream was found (unpublished) in the diary of Lady Anne Fanshawe, an English memoirist. The recipe was written around 1665 under the name icy cream. (Kraft, 2014) You might notice some interesting ingredients for flavoring including orange blossom water, mace, and ambergris, (a waxy substance produced in the gut of whales.) Honestly, between you and me, I can’t imagine what it must have tasted like.
Here’s her recipe, with original spellings:

To make Icy Cream

Take three pints of the best cream, boyle it with a blade of Mace, or else perfume it with orang flower water or Amber-Greece, sweeten the Cream, with sugar let it stand till it is quite cold, then put it into Boxes, ether of Silver or tinn then take, Ice chopped into small peeces and putt it into a tub and set the Boxes in the Ice covering them all over, and let them stand in the Ice twohours, and the Cream Will come to be Ice in the Boxes, then turne them out into a salvar with some of the same Seasoned Cream, so sarve it up at the Table

In the early days of ice cream making, confectioners were uncertain about freezing techniques, worrying about how much ice they needed, the how much salt to mix with the ice, and—perhaps most significantly—how keep the salt out of the ice cream. Beyond all that, they were concerned about storage and drainage, problems endemic to the days before refrigeration. Flavor, on the whole, seemed less important than freezing (Quinzio, 2002).

Freezing Ice Cream Before Refrigeration

Early recipe books focused a great deal of attention to the freezing process. Eale’s 1718 treatise is typical, suggesting you take any sort of cream you like, then detailing how to freeze it.

To Ice Cream.Take Tin Ice-Pots, fill them with any Sort of Cream you like, either plain or sweeten’d, or Fruit in it; shut your Pots very close; to six Pots you must allow eighteen or twenty Pound of Ice, breaking the Ice very small; there will be some great Pieces, which lay at the Bottom and Top: You must have a Pail, and lay some Straw at the Bottom; then lay in your Ice, and put in amongst it a Pound of Bay-Salt; set in your Pots of Cream, and lay Ice and Salt between every Pot, that they may not touch; but the Ice must lie round them on every Side; lay a good deal of Ice on the Top, cover the Pail with Straw, set it in a Cellar where no Sun or Light comes, it will be froze in four Hours, but it may stand longer; than take it out just as you use it; hold it in your Hand and it will slip out. When you wou’d freeze any Sort of Fruit, either Cherries, Rasberries, Currants, or Strawberries, fill your Tin-Pots with the Fruit, but as hollow as you can; put to them Lemmonade, made with Spring-Water and Lemmon-Juice sweeten’d; put enough in the Pots to make the Fruit hang together, and put them in Ice as you do Cream.
Following her instructions produces a solid lump of iced cream, rather unlike anything we would eat today—or possibly be interested in eating given the lack of attention to flavor.

pewter spoon, inner pail, full sabotiere
By the 1770’s improved directions—separate form recipes for actual ice cream flavors—suggested stirring the mixture as it froze to maintain a pleasing texture.

The Way To Ice All Sorts Of Liquid Compositions
WHEN your composition is put in the sabotiere take some natural ice and put it in a mortar, when it is reduced into a powder strew over it two or three handfuls of salt; then take your pails, put some pounded ice in the bottom, and place your sabotiere in those pails which you fill up after with ice to bury the sabotiere in. You must take care in the beginning to open your sabotiere in order not to let the sides freeze first, and on the contrary detach with a pewter spoon, all the flakes which stick to the sides, in order to make it congeal equally all over in the pot. Then you must work them well as much as you are able, for they are so much the more mellow as they are well worked; and their delicacy depends entirely upon that. You must not wait till they are thoroughly iced to begin to work them, because they would become too hard and it is not possible to dissolve what js congealed in lumps or pieces. When you see they are well congealed you let them rest, taking care for this time there should be some which stick to the sides of the icing-pot: this will prevent them from melting and make them keep longer in a right degree of icing (Borella, 1772).

By the nineteenth century, specialty books on ices and ice cream offered even more specific instructions:

Observations on Ice Cream
It is the practice with some indolent cooks, to set the freezer, containing the cream, in a tub with ice and salt, and put it in the ice-house; it will certainly freeze there, but not until the watery particles have subsided, and by the separation destroyed the cream.A freezer should be twelve or fourteen inches deep, and eight or ten wide. This facilitates the operation very much, by giving a larger surface for the ice to form, which it always does on the sides of the vessel; a silver spoon, with a long handle, should be provided for scraping the ice from the sides, as soon as formed, and when the whole is congealed, pack it in moulds (which must be placed with care, lest they should not be upright,) in ice and salt till sufficiently hard to retain the shape--they should not be turned out till the moment they are to be served. The freezing tub must be wide enough to leave a margin of four or five inches all around the freezer when placed in the middle, which must be filled up with small lumps of ice mixed with salt--a larger tub would waste the ice. The freezer must be kept constantly in motion during the process, and ought to be made of pewter, which is less liable than tin to be worn in holes and spoil the cream by admitting the salt water." (Randolph, 1824).
Early Ice Cream Flavors

By the late seventeen hundreds into the early eighteen hundreds, the freezing process was well enough established to really focus on flavors. A perusal of cookbooks from the eighteenth and early nineteenth century suggests that fruit flavors were probably the most popular of ice creams. Hannah Glasse (1747) offered a typical recipe (and one that later appeared in a number of other cookbooks thanks to lack of copyright protections, but that’s another story…)

To make Ice-Cream

PARE and stone twelve ripe apricots, and scald them, beat them fine in a mortar, add to them six ounces of double-refined sugar, and a pint of scalding cream, and work it through a sieve; put it in a tin with a close cover, and set it in a tub of ice broken small, with four handfuls of salt mixed among the ice. When you see your cream grows thick round the edges of your tin, stir it well, and put it in again till it is quite thick; when the cream is all froze up, take it out of the tin, and put it into the mould you intend to turn it out of; put on the lid, and have another tub of salt and ice ready as before; put the mould in the middle, and lay the ice under and over it; let it stand four hours, and never turn it out till the moment you want it, then dip the mould in cold spring-water, and turn it into a plate. You may do any sort of fruit the same way. (Glasse, 1747)

In theory any cream or custard recipe could become an ice cream, which offered any number of wild sounding options which sound more modern than Georgian: avocado, eggplant, lavender, rose petals, crumbled macaroons, caramel, ginger, lemon, tea, anise seed, chervil, tarragon, celery, parsley, cucumber, asparagus and parmesan cheese!

Emy’s 1768 book devoted to ice cream—L’Art de bien faire les glaces d’office; ou Les vrais principes pour congeler tous les rafraichissemens—includes instructions to make rye bread ice cream. He added rye bread crumbs to a basic ice cream mixture, let it thicken, and then strained the mixture before freezing. Brown bread ice cream recipes (which believe it or not are still made today) followed in other confectionary books along with ice creams made with macaroons and various other cookies. Interestingly, these were all strained to produce a smooth product, quite the contrast from today’s ice creams filled with crunchy and chewy bits.

Chocolate, coffee, and tea, the three important luxury beverages of the era made their way into the dessert world as well. Cookery books contained recipes to make sweet dessert creams with all three. Emy then converted those into chocolate and coffee ice creams, mousses, and ices. He suggested adding ambergris (whose flavor I am told ranges from earthy to musky to sweet), cinnamon, vanilla, clove, or lemon for additional flavor. (Jeri 2009)

For more on Ice Cream in Jane Austen's World, click HERE.
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Though Maria Grace has been writing fiction since she was ten years old, those early efforts happily reside in a file drawer and are unlikely to see the light of day again, for which many are grateful. 

After penning five file-drawer novels in high school, she took a break from writing to pursue college and earn her doctorate. After 16 years of university teaching, she returned to her first love, fiction writing.

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For nearly three decades the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has been locked in a bitter dispute with neighbouring Greece over its name. There’s a Greek province called Macedonia. Last month the two countries signed a historic accord to change the name of this small Balkan state to the Republic of North Macedonia - subject to a referendum. The agreement paves the way for Macedonia to join the EU and Nato. This would be a welcome step for a country that is one of the poorest in Europe. But challenges from nationalist hardliners, the opposition and the President signal stormy times ahead for the social democratic government. Zeinab Badawi speaks to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Does he have what it takes to change hearts and mind and set his country on a path of greater prosperity? (Photo: Prime Minister Zoran Zaev speaks at signing ceremony renaming Macedonia to Republic of North Macedonia, 2018. Credit: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP)
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It seems that the ancient Chinese did not have a curse, "May you live in interesting times".  Too bad, because there's a lot of truth in that expression.  We're finding this out right now as the entire West is engulfed in a massive reform era.  Consider:

  • The Republican Party has been in a civil war for 2 years.  The Chamber Of Commerce faction (call them the Optimates) is in a knife fight with the Trump wing (call them the Populares).  The rhetoric is ugly, a continual violation of Reagan's Eleventh Commandment.  This will feature prominently in the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation hearings, with center-left Republicans like Susan Collins possibly splitting and voting with the Democrats.  The Democrats have been watching with a mix of glee and horror, depending on whether the Trump wing wanes or waxes.
  • The Democratic Party looks like it has also descended into a civil war, with the establishment wing (Clinton, Schumer, Pelosi, Cuomo, Brown) arrayed against a nascent but growing socialist insurgency.  Hillary had to stack the deck to beat Bernie in 2016, and establishment bigwigs are getting knocked off in primaries.  Republicans grin and pass the popcorn, ignoring the fact that this is the first time in my lifetime that actual hard core socialists are on the ascendent in this Republic.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks to be hanging by a thread, with her "conservative" allies pulling the rug out from under her feet and forcing a humiliating change in policy.  We'll see if she survives politically but it looks like there's blood in the water.
  • UK Prime Minister Theresa May seems to be in the same cookpot as Merkel, only this time over Brexit.  Voters in Britain decided to leave the UK, but she seems to be trying to do a sneaky "leave but don't leave" swicheroo and is bleeding cabinet ministers because of it.  There is talk of a vote of no confidence which as far as I can remember hasn't happened since Margret Thatcher over two decades ago.
  • Italy (to great consternation in the European Parliament) has voted out its old center-left/center-right duopoly and voted in a Nationalist-left/Nationalist-right alliance.  There is talk about ITALEXIT, where Italy leaves the EU.  Whether it happens or not, this is a political earthquake.
Everywhere we look, the political establishment is being rejected.  Reform is in the air.

But the curse is funny because it's true: interesting times are uncomfortable times.  What if real Venezuella-style socialism comes to one of the 50 states?  [**cough** California **cough**]  What if bona fide fascists like Greece's Golden Dawn rise to power, driven by an militarily expansionist Turkey?  What if the US two party system splinters into a more European style four (or more) parties?

There has been an amazing era of stability in the West, dating back decades - certainly to 1980, and probably to 1950.  Everyone alive today, except for the very old, only remembers that stability.  The political churn that was the 1920s and 1930s is only known through dusty history books and flickering newsreels.  That was a reform era, too, as the old Imperial regimes crashed to the ground after the Great War.  Those were also interesting times.

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English version of the political philosopher’s interview with Vadim Kamenka of L’Humanite Dimanche (21 June) and Ana Maria Merlo for Il Manifesto (15 June).

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IM/HD: We are today witnessing the advance of nationalist, xenophobic and extreme-right groups in every successive European election. They have even managed to enter government, for instance, in Italy. What’s going on?

Etienne Balibar (EB): This trend has been ongoing for years and reveals a crisis in the current form of European construction, which is probably irreversible. It is moving from one country to another, but the formula is the same: the effects of austerity measures on the poor and middle classes as well as the development of social and territorial inequalities are the logical result of so-called free and undistorted competition. These elements crystallise within the malaise created by the technocratic government of the EU and its member states. They foster nationalism, xenophobia and a loathing for democracy.

But ever since the Greek crisis and Brexit, it has also become clear that it is neither possible to leave the EU, nor to expel a member state. Obviously, some political forces believe in an exit from Europe, but no government can impose it. I think the situation will further deteriorate as we head towards a mutual neutralisation of hegemonic forces in Europe due to the lack of an alternative project on the part of new individuals, emergent groups or political movements. The consequences of this development are unpredictable.

IM/HD: Will we see an EU showdown with Italy, similar to the one in 2015?

EB: The statements of the president of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, are revealing. He has said that he wanted to avoid the errors made in 2015. But what errors is he referring to? Is he talking about the content, about the wilful destruction of an economy and a society? Or is he merely talking about the form this took, which hadn’t respected the procedures? The European leaders know that they cannot show the same open contempt towards the choice made by the Italians with which they treated that of the Greeks. But I do find it telling that they want to avoid a conflict with the extreme-right while they deliberately sought it with the left-wing government. I do find it telling that they want to avoid a conflict with the extreme-right while they deliberately sought it with the left-wing government.

IM/HD: Do the suggestions for an overhaul of Europe put forward by French president Emmanuel Macron during his speech at the Sorbonne or the plans laid out by German Chancellor Angela Merkel really take into account the full extent of the crisis that Europe is undergoing?

EB: What plan? It’s mere window dressing. Of course cultural exchanges are important. But it won’t take us very far if it’s only to proclaim once again the common destiny of the European peoples. The crux of the matter is the EU economic and financial structures. Banks have already been consolidated. The project to transform the European solidarity mechanism into a monetary fund was inspired by the rules of the IMF. And Germany and the Netherlands still don’t accept a common budget without guarantees against transfers.

Ever since the crisis of 2008, economists have repeatedly said that a single currency cannot work without a common budget. But Germany only accepts minor adjustments, and it is likely that the French government will head in the same direction. This will seal the sovereignty of financial institutions instead of limiting competition between European states and producers and thereby strengthening solidarity.

The project that is here outlined certainly doesn’t attempt to ward off the splitting of Europe into hierarchical economic zones: attractive zones for foreign capital, subcontracting zones, zones for the supply of a cheap workforce and holiday zones for the bourgeoisie and petty bourgeoisie. What happens in Greece today is striking. The salaries and pensions have collapsed, current accounts are picking up, and the tourism industry is running at full capacity. The environmental and sociological consequences are terrifying.

IM/HD: Macron’s Sorbonne speech at least mentioned the necessity to fight against the rise of the extreme right. Does nothing in the project that is currently under discussion pick up on this dimension?

EB: Frankly, I find it astonishing that no debate on the crisis besetting European construction is taking place in the European Parliament. Maybe it would be a cacophony, speeches with fascist leanings would be delivered by populist forces, some of which are already in power or about to enter government. But we can’t ignore the fact that the crisis of the system is also its lack of democracy. The more profound it gets, the more technocrats will argue that the population should not have its say. They fear that their capacity for action will be paralysed. The more profound [the crisis] gets, the more technocrats will argue that the population should not have its say.

But what are they doing about it? I wonder when the time will be ripe for public debates about the problems of Europe on a European level and not in a small committee of the Commission or of the heads of states. The situation is certainly worrying enough for a debate to take place in the European Parliament without waiting for a common agreement between Macron and Merkel on a minimum programme.

The “reconstruction” programme won’t get Europe out of its current crisis. Let’s stop the hypocritical discourse dividing Europe into those who pay and those who receive. As if German, Dutch or French tax payers were subsidising southern Europe. This really is the true “populism”.

All creditor countries are profiting from the differential salaries and interest rates. Germany is able to export everywhere because it is producing in national conditions while selling on the global market with a currency that is not too strong. This explains the entire opposition of German capitalists to amending the contract of 1992. It is the foundation of their European governance. Macron has never even contemplated attacking it.

IM/HD: Why are left-wing factions so unable to weigh in on the current debate?

EB: If the left wants to rebuild itself, this can only happen in many countries simultaneously. The left has to conceive of itself as a European Left, despite the many difficulties. In this sense, the idea of a trans-European campaign launched by Varoufakis seems right.

Such a campaign is necessary in order to break down the barriers and bring the debate onto the citizen’s level. But this is not self-evident. Many believed (myself included) that unification from above would exert sufficient pressure to trigger off a cross-border debate despite the many obstacles such as language, political cultures, organisational crises, the rise to power of technocrats, the monopoly of national political elites. All this made people withdraw into their own territories which are slipping from their grasp. And this is exploited in demagogic and backward discourses. But the left must face the real world.

It was also an error to believe that the European construction would render the national question obsolete or relativize it. The current crisis proves the opposite. No nation or region has the privilege of nationalism to themselves. The purely negative conception of national interest remains the most commonly shared matter in Europe. Every single country is afraid of being exploited by a neighbour or dissolved by a globalisation in which Europe would merely be the humble instrument. The purely negative conception of national interest remains the most commonly shared matter in Europe.

IM/HD: Are such examples as the Aquarius and the 600 people who cannot find refuge on a continent as rich as Europe proof that conservative ideas and nationalist movements deploying the mythical threat of massive immigration have won out in our societies?

EB: The only advantage in this appalling episode is that Europeans cannot perceive of the problem as purely Italian any more.

For years, France has had an attitude of repugnant hypocrisy. It gives lessons to others, but from Calais to the Italian borders migrants and those who help them are being harrassed. Inequalities and humiliations are creating this identical “hostile environment” to the one the British government made a hue and cry about. What I’m also scandalised about is the fact that France hasn’t even accepted a tenth of the refugees it had promised to take, while Angela Merkel accepted hundreds of thousands of them. Finally, we have to admit that the policies of the Visegrad group are not so very different from our own: they’re only more sincere. Finally, we have to admit that the policies of the Visegrad group are not so very different from our own: they’re only more sincere.

The question everybody is asking is how to balance all the dimensions of the problem. Rationally, looking at the number of displaced persons and the capacities of member states, there is nothing irresolvable. It’s not an invasion. It is necessary to create the proper means to receive them, teach them the language, help them get through... The other aspect is the Mediterranean hecatomb which is taking genocidal dimensions. It’s an extreme phrase, but how else are we to define the elimination of thousands of individuals based on their race – an elimination that is tolerated, anticipated and organised by default. It’s a rampant genocide, taking place not in a closed territory but in a borderland between states. History will hold us accountable for this.

IM/HD: What would your main propositions for the genuine rebuilding of Europe look like?

EB: Europe can only be relaunched by addressing three questions. First, the question about the role it plays in globalisation: can it change its course and if so in what direction? Secondly, faced with neoliberalism, can a social European project be revived, and if so with which supporting forces ? Thirdly, can an equilibrium be found between the representation of the citizens by and large and the representation of nations or nationalities. In other words, can Europe invent the representative, participative and pluralist federal framework that it needs? Can Europe invent the representative, participative and pluralist federal framework that it needs?

I insist on this question because it is the key to the other ones. Each one of our countries suffers from the pathology of representative democracy, because the formal powers are not localised at the same place as the real powers.

But the era of representation won’t end as long as public institutions exist – Habermas is certainly right on this point. The question of European finances needs to be linked to the question of the political representation of the European people. 

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For one refugee, World Refugee Day is a stark reminder of the world's collective failure.

Chios island, Greece. Photo: Mustafa Jado. All rights reserved.

‘World refugee day’ or, rather, ‘world’s biggest failure day’?

A political failure of things much bigger, be it wars, borders, inequalities, feudalism or capitalism, a consequence of world leaders’ collective decisions. Maybe it doesn’t even matter? At least refugees have a day to celebrate with the world.

Can the world commemorate its own failure?

The failure is so large, maybe that’s why politicians turned their back. What does this day mean for refugees? It means someone decided they’d be refugees, someone made decisions about their life, their past, their future, and their present. Their existence is now the consequence of political decisions and that’s not refugees’ fault at all.

Maybe soon the world will erase this day because it no longer fits.

How do refugees feel about this day? Will they work on creating a new world where they fit, one unlike the present world that denies them, separates them from the rest, calls them refugees? Aren’t we refugees also humans on this planet?

How can we think of refugees as humans when society simply designs our identity in line with a fixed idea of the world?

Refugees are victims of the present.

Be thankful, refugees, that you have a day to celebrate. At least the humans of the world remember you once a year. After all, every other day is for banishing you, stealing your identity, your rights as a human being. What kind of being are you, anyway, refugees? Humans? Animals?

Be thankful, refugees, that you have a day to celebrate. After all, every other day is for banishing you.

No. Don’t mind when other humans deny your existence. You are above labels. You exist.

Let them call you whatever they want. Appreciate it, appreciate being a failure of the world. Take this failure as an opportunity to question who you are. Keep asking yourself why the world doesn’t accept you. There you will find the answer, there you will transcend the world as it is now.

Chios island, Greece. Photo: Mustafa Jado. All rights reserved.

Tell the world your stories. Tell the world that you lost everything, that you thought you knew who you were but that it wasn’t until after your loss that you truly discovered. I know it’s painful to tell others that you lost your home, your country, your family. But also tell them that you have found yourselves. Maybe that home, that country wasn’t you. Maybe, home, country and the world can be found within yourself. Tell others that through loss you found yourself.

Share your experience of being a failure of wars, borders, inequalities, and hopefully society will accept the possibility of change, for change is the only certainty in the present world.

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They're absolutely worth it. Couldn't imagine life without them! While our kids are still relatively young, starting this year we are planning to start traveling again just the two of us. We have our trip to Greece coming up in a few months and hope to do something similar annually going forward. They are at a good age where we feel comfortable leaving them but not old enough to truly know what we're up to, sort of a sweet spot I guess. Not sure how long that will last, but my folks are retiring soon and we hope to take advantage of them babysitting with greater flexibility in their schedule! I can see when they get to be a little older, like your kids, it will be a blast traveling with them too. But airfare...! HA! Expensive but a joy! Cheers!
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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s repeated tongue lashings of NATO allies and his friendly overtures to Russian President Vladimir Putin are stirring questions at home and abroad about Trump’s commitment to an Atlantic alliance that has been a pillar of U.S. security policy for more than half a century.

Might a reordering, or even a reduction, of U.S. forces in Europe be in the cards? Clues may come when Trump gathers Wednesday with NATO leaders in Brussels. The official agenda includes a plan for increasing the number of land, air and sea forces capable of reacting quickly in a European crisis, but overshadowing it are tensions generated by Trump’s view that the Europeans are slackers leaning unfairly on the U.S. military.

At the risk of deepening the rift with traditional allies, Trump will then hold a summit in Finland with Putin. On his departure from Washington on Tuesday, the president remarked that he “can’t say right now” if Putin is a friend or foe, but he predicted that his first summit with the Russian leader “may be the easiest” of all his meetings in Europe.

Such comments have stirred unease not just in Europe, but in Washington. A bipartisan resolution, set to be endorsed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, pointedly voices support for NATO as strategically important for the collective security of the trans-Atlantic region.

“Although the Atlantic alliance has weathered many crises over its lifetime, I now am concerned that the alliance will not survive Donald Trump,” said Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, who served as senior director for European affairs on the National Security Council during President Barack Obama’s first term.

“Because he isn’t arguing with allies about policy. He’s questioning the fundamental value of NATO to the United States. This antagonistic approach is generating an unprecedented debate in Europe and in Canada about whether the United States should be treated as friend or foe,” she said.

The demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 prompted a partial drawdown of U.S. forces from Europe, but every administration since then has concluded that keeping a U.S. military presence there was important for wider U.S. security, political and economic interests, and as a sign of solidarity with Europe. NATO has been a key part of the long U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, for example, and it is expected to agree this week to take a bigger training role in Iraq.

Trump, who has also questioned the U.S. military presence in Asia, is challenging those assumptions. That has been most plain in his antagonistic approach to Germany, the main host of U.S. forces in Europe. He has criticized the Germans for not spending enough on their own defense and has castigated the country for what he calls an overly liberal immigration policy. He also has placed Germany at the center of his complaints about a U.S.-European trade imbalance.

Derek Chollet, executive vice president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a think tank, says there is a clear connection between Trump’s criticism of German defense spending and reports that the Pentagon has undertaken a review of the cost of keeping troops in Europe.

“You cannot read this any other way” than looking at whether a U.S. troop reduction “is a feasible option for punishing them for their apparent lack of will,” said Chollet, who was the Pentagon’s assistant secretary for international security affairs during Obama’s second term.

He questions whether Trump fully understands the global significance of the U.S. military presence in Germany, including its hosting of the headquarters of U.S. Africa Command, which leads U.S. counterterrorism efforts in North Africa. Stuttgart also is headquarters for U.S. European Command. Among many other facilities, Germany hosts a U.S. military hospital at Landstuhl, the largest American hospital outside the United States.

In addition, NATO has proposed creating a new command in Germany to improve the way the alliance would move troops and equipment in a military crisis. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the U.S. ambassador to NATO, told reporters this plan will be approved at the Brussels summit.

Notwithstanding Trump’s grumbles about America shouldering the defense burden of Europe, his administration plans to boost spending to support it.

In the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014 and its subsequent military incursion into eastern Ukraine, the Pentagon ramped up joint exercises in eastern and central Europe and spent billions on what it calls the European Deterrence Initiative aimed at Russia. After spending $3.4 billion on that initiative last year, the Trump administration has proposed boosting it to $6.5 billion in the 2019 budget year.

Trump’s Pentagon chief Jim Mattis is a former NATO commander and a leading advocate for sustaining the alliance, although he also has been pressuring allies to spend more on defense. Some of Mattis’ predecessors were even stronger in their criticisms. Robert Gates, for example, said in Brussels in 2011 that European penny-pinching and distaste for front-line combat in Afghanistan was putting the future of the alliance at risk. Gates said NATO faced a “dim if not dismal” future, not least because of what he called a diminishing patience in Congress for spending on Europe’s defense.

Trump, however, has taken this a step further by asserting that the Europeans are freeloaders taking advantage of American generosity.

In a new assessment of the NATO spending and burden-sharing issues, the Center for Strategic and International Studies called Trump’s language “uniquely divisive” and said NATO members’ contributions should be measured by more than simple budget numbers. The think tank was referring to the pledge at NATO’s 2014 summit meeting that members would “aim to move toward” spending at least 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense by 2024. By its count, only four of NATO’s 29 member countries met the 2 percent goal in 2017. They were the U.S., Greece, Britain and Estonia.

The report said a wider range of metrics should be used to measure an ally’s contributions to collective defense. It cited as an example Denmark, which has not met the 2 percent goal in recent years but has made important contributions in other ways, including with troop deployments to Afghanistan and by sacrificing significant trade with Russia by complying with sanctions.


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God, Most High, often allows His kids to be persecuted for the sake of righteousness. It is an honor to be so treated. Jesus said, that if they do it to the tree when it is green, what will they do when it is dry? None of those who follow the Messiah (Jesus) escape persecutions for Christ's sake. Anyone who pretends that is so, lies to themselves and leads others astray.
          Comment on Iranian Christians Attacked by Muslim Mob in Greece by Robert James Adepeju      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
God Most High will protect His own and deliever them.
          Comment on Iranian Christians Attacked by Muslim Mob in Greece by JC Lincoln      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Muslim Horde is marching again.
          Development Manager - dunnhumby - Greece, NY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Bachelor’s degree in an engineering subject such as Maths, Physics, Computer Science, Electronics or Engineering or equivalent....
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          Plato's Myths      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
[Revised entry by Catalin Partenie on July 10, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] What the ancient Greeks - at least in the archaic phase of their civilization - called muthos was quite different from what we and the media nowadays call "myth". For them a muthos was a true story, a story that unveils the true origin of the world and human beings. For us a myth is something to be "debunked": a widespread, popular belief that is in fact false. In archaic Greece the memorable was transmitted orally through...
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          Tester - dunnhumby - Greece, NY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Kastellorizo: The dream      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
At the most Southeastern point of Greece and actually at the point where Europe ends, sits Kastellorizo, a small island of 250 inhabitants. Kastellorizo Island is part of the Dodecanese group of islands in the Aegean Sea. It is 120 kilometres east of its nearest Greek neighbour, Rhodes and only 2.5 kilometres south of the […]
          Kea: Stepping stone to the Cyclades      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Kea belongs to the Cyclades group of islands. Also referred to as Tzia in everyday Greek, the Island of Kea is a one-hour boat ride from the Province of Attica. Athens is the capital, not only of Greece, but also the capital of the Province of Attica. Kea is conveniently located, cosmopolitan and relaxed at […]
          Σαμπάνιες στην Ελλάδα για τη μετεγγραφή Ρονάλντο! (pic)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ολο το καλό παρεάκι σε μια φώτο, καθώς Κριστιάνο Ρονάλντο, Αντρέα Ανιέλι και Ζόρζε Μέντες φωτογραφήθηκαν μαζί μετά τη μεταγραφή του CR7 στην Γιουβέντους. Ολα έγιναν στην Ελλάδα για τη μεταγραφή του Κριστιάνο από την Ρεάλ στην Γιουβέντους, της οποίας ο πρόεδρος, Αντρέα Ανιέλι, φωτογραφήθηκε με τον Πορτογάλο σταρ και τον super-agent, Ζόρζε Μέντες…
          Greece & Its Default      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
There's been a lot in the news about Greece and its debt problem. The foreign currency markets have been jittery about the European Union and whether the Euro as a currency will even survive. Just this last week, leaders of...
          Polyxeni & Gerard’s Kastellorizo Island Greece Destination Wedding      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Polyxeni & Gerard’s Kastellorizo Island Greece Destination Wedding

Polyxeni & Gerard

In the depths of winter, the one thing that can lift us out of the cold is dreaming of sunshine-filled European holidays. Today’s destination wedding ticks all the boxes for a loved-up, sunny celebration on the sweetest, tiniest island of Kastellorizo in Greece.

Our newlyweds, Australians Polyxena and Gerard – who shared their love story from the early years of high school – decided there was no better way to tie the knot than by returning to the bride’s homeland and a place where the couple had shared many happy holidays together.

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          Europe: Thundery, wet east - Fair in the west, 11 jui - 06:43      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Thundery across Germany and eastern Europe but fair to the west Wednesday Heavy showers in northern Spain and the far north of Portugal today. Fair for the rest of Iberia with ots of sunshine and hot weather. Scattered showers in the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Showers affecting the far north of Italy but most of the country should be dry and sunny. Fair too in Greece and Turkey with lots of sunshine and feeling very warm. Fair in France with lots of very warm sunshine to come here. Scattered showers in the Low Countries. Heavy showers for much of Germany and Poland, these thundery and torrential in places. Further thunderstorms in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland. Mainly fair for Denmark with lots of sunshine. Fine for Sweden with plenty of sunshine. Scattered showers in the Baltic States and in Finland. Sunny spells and mostly dry for Sweden although some showers in the south.

Thursday The risk of torrential thunderstorms in northern Spain and the north of Portugal on Thursday. Fair for most of the rest of Spain and Portugal with plenty of hot sunshine. Remaining sunny and warm in the Balearics as well as Corsica and Sardinia. Some cloud and a few showers in the far north of Italy but fine for most of the country with lots of sunshine. Greece and Turkey should be dry and sunny throughout. Scattered showers affecting France but dry and sunny for most. Thunderstorms developing in the Low Countries. Wet weather developing in Germany and Poland with showers, thunderstorms and longer periods of rain. Cloud and outbreaks of rain in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland. Broken cloud and sunny spells as well as dry in Denmark. The threat of thunderstorms developing in the Baltic States. Finland will be drier with sunny spells. Scattered showers in Sweden. Heavy showers and thunderstorms affecting Norway.


          : Thundery, wet east - Fair in the west, 07 11 - 06:43      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Thundery across Germany and eastern Europe but fair to the west Wednesday Heavy showers in northern Spain and the far north of Portugal today. Fair for the rest of Iberia with ots of sunshine and hot weather. Scattered showers in the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Showers affecting the far north of Italy but most of the country should be dry and sunny. Fair too in Greece and Turkey with lots of sunshine and feeling very warm. Fair in France with lots of very warm sunshine to come here. Scattered showers in the Low Countries. Heavy showers for much of Germany and Poland, these thundery and torrential in places. Further thunderstorms in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland. Mainly fair for Denmark with lots of sunshine. Fine for Sweden with plenty of sunshine. Scattered showers in the Baltic States and in Finland. Sunny spells and mostly dry for Sweden although some showers in the south.

Thursday The risk of torrential thunderstorms in northern Spain and the north of Portugal on Thursday. Fair for most of the rest of Spain and Portugal with plenty of hot sunshine. Remaining sunny and warm in the Balearics as well as Corsica and Sardinia. Some cloud and a few showers in the far north of Italy but fine for most of the country with lots of sunshine. Greece and Turkey should be dry and sunny throughout. Scattered showers affecting France but dry and sunny for most. Thunderstorms developing in the Low Countries. Wet weather developing in Germany and Poland with showers, thunderstorms and longer periods of rain. Cloud and outbreaks of rain in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland. Broken cloud and sunny spells as well as dry in Denmark. The threat of thunderstorms developing in the Baltic States. Finland will be drier with sunny spells. Scattered showers in Sweden. Heavy showers and thunderstorms affecting Norway.


          5 Korean Dramas Filmed In Central And Eastern Europe      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

korean drama europe, drama filmed europe, kdrama europe, Kdrama greece, kdrama slovenia, kdrama hungary, kdrama croatia, kdrama Czech Republic, Descendants of the Sun greece, Are You Human Too Czech Republic, Doctor Stranger Hungary, Black Knight Slovenia, Dear My Friends Slovenia, Dear My Friends CroatiaFind out 5 K-Dramas filmed in Central and Eastern Europe such as in Greece, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia

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          ¡Bochornoso! Marley y Xipolitakis denunciados en Grecia por filmar sin permiso y por conductas incorrectas (con video)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(Texto de una página griega traducido a través de Google)

El programa de televisión argentino dispara tomas inapropiadas en la Acrópolis sin permiso (video)

Dos presentadores de programas de televisión argentinos fueron a la Acrópolis y filmaron escenas ofensivas frente al Partenón sin permiso del Consejo Arqueológico Central (CAS).


Según un informe televisivo de Antenna, el video de Acropolis Hill y otras imágenes de Mykonos se emitieron en Argentina el 28 de mayo. El 14 de mayo, los productores presentaron a CAS una solicitud para rodar en Acropolis.


Sin embargo, la decisión del CAS salió el 25 de junio y la solicitud fue rechazada con el argumento de que el programa de televisión argentino no tiene el mérito de filmar en la "Roca Sagrada" de la Acrópolis, uno de los monumentos más venerados de la humanidad.


Parece que la tripulación argentina subió a la Acrópolis y filmó el metraje sin permiso. Al mismo tiempo, surge una cuestión de negligencia por parte del personal de Acropolis. ¿No había un guardia para detener el rodaje de las imágenes ofensivas?


El video muestra a los dos presentadores de programas de televisión argentinos jugando en la Acrópolis, quitándose los zapatos y mostrando los dedos de los pies entre sí y riendo tontamente con el Partenón de fondo.
(GreekGreeceReporter)

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An abstract short film - made of shots I recorded in different places & times.

Cast: Andreas Jonson

Tags: short, film, abstract, dark, athens, greece, experimental, atmosphere and personal


          Turkey VICTORY GOES TO THOSE WHO RESIST! Antimperialist Front      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(Yürüyüş magazine No. 72, June 24, 2018)

RESISTANCE IS CONSTANT IN A COUNTRY WITH CONSTANT FASCISM BUT FRONT REVOLUTIONARIES CAN BRING IT TO LIFE

ONLY THE REVOLUTIONARIES HAVE THE HONOUR OF RESISTING IMPERIALISM AND FASCISM!

Every passing day, imperialism in the world and in Turkey, the collaborationist oligarchy and AKP fascism ruling the country in its name step up their attacks on the people and on different sections of the people. At first glance the increase in the attacks is founded on imperialism and fascism being powerful, but on the contrary it is based on them being helpless and lacking a way out. Because the crisis of the system has been deep in a way it had not been for a long time. Moreover every day its dimensions grow with every passing day.

Imperialism is a system in which a handful of imperialist-capitalist countries, by means of monopolies in the more backward countries of the world, engage in secret or open occupation of these countries, using many different methods to exploit them and hold them under imperialist domination. Exploitation is the essence of this system. There is no murder that cannot be committed in order to keep the wheel of exploitation turning.


Recent history is full of examples of this. In the first and second imperialist wars, millions were slaughtered for the sake of the interests of imperialism. From Korea to Vietnam, from Algeria to Latin America, in many places the peoples were slaughtered so that imperialism’s wheel of exploitation could continue to turn and to make the peoples accept imperialism’s ideological and physical domination. Certainly US imperialism was the chief force carrying out these attacks.

From the second imperialist war to today, a number of events taking place all over the world were characteristic of US imperialism which heads the imperialist camp and done for the sake of its interests, and this is proved by a number of concrete examples. In particular in 1991, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, imperialism announced its “certain” victory and there were developments in line with a process called “a unipolar world”, for example in the Gulf War waged against Iraq, meant to show how “determined” the USA was to dominate the world.

According to a report in the economic magazine Forbes, just the 400 wealthiest US monopolies, headed by Bill Gates who has a fortune of 86 billion dollars, possess more wealth than the GDP of 140 countries of the world, countries like Costa Rica, El Salvador, Bolivia and Uruguay. A US citizen consumes 600 times more than an average Ethiopian… This exploitation is one of the real reasons for the USA’s attacks left and right which do not cease, and for the extraordinary development of its armed forces.

Imperialist plunder – in a world with a population of seven billion, over 70%, that is, more than five billion people, 1.5 billion live on the threshold of hunger and every five seconds a child does of hunger or of hunger-related illnesses.

Every day, 25,000 people die of hunger, 17,000 of them children. Every year 18 million people die of hunger directly, 70 million from causes connected to it According to the UN, this hunger could be eliminated totally by spending 50 billion dollars! That is, an amount not even the profit of one of the world’s monopolies!

In brief, this is what the world we live in looks like. And the most striking aspects of this tableau are imperialist occupation, exploitation, hunger, poverty, injustice, blood and tears. Imperialism can give the world’s peoples nothing more than that.

Imperialism’s Ideological And Physical Attacks Started Accompanied by Its Shouts That “Socialism Is Dead” And The Only M-L Organisation that Did Not Surrender Is The Front!

Imperialism wants the surrender of all who are an obstacle to its policies and when it cannot practise its economic policies as it desires it tries every path to get countries, organisations and peoples to surrender.

Countries, organisations and individuals that are seen as enemies are pressured to surrender; its aim is to delete thoughts like independence, democracy and socialism from minds, liquidate socialist beliefs and impose the definite supremacy of its own ideology and politics.

This ideological, psychological attack takes a parallel form to the military attack, from literature to cinema, from music to TV series and advertisements, to the big media companies, every means, every method is used…

The imperialist bloc, principally the USA, started to use the “socialism is finished” propaganda since the Soviet Union was torn down. This process ran at the same time as the “New World Order” establishment.

In this process countries had no interiors any more, it was said – “the world is a global village”, “no more borders”. This ideological propaganda was so powerful that it was said “national borders will no longer prevent humanitarian intervention” and this created an ideological basis for the occupation of countries, massacres, and every kind of military and political intervention. The impression was created that “imperialism defends peace and freedom”. Deception achieved through this propaganda and with the help of “independent international civil society foundations” succeeded in making them into reserve forces of other states and international institutions.

At the start of the 1990s the imperialists like a chorus proclaimed the end of the class war, the definite victory of capitalism, that imperialism had changed and was no longer the old aggressive imperialism, and it had brought democracy and human rights to the world. However actual developments were not like that, and the words saying imperialism had changed were one by one composed of lies and deceit, it was clear and continues to be clear that imperialism is the same parasitical, exploitative, blood-sucking and aggressive that it ever was.

Statements that imperialism had changed and capitalism had won definite victory, that imperialism had won definite hegemony over the world and the world’s peoples contained a major attempt to intimidate Marxist-Leninist organisations and organisations waging the national liberation war.

Together with announcing the “new world order”, the USA started the process wrapping itself in phrases like “national security”, “the fight against international terrorism”, “protecting democracy and freedoms” and “defending peace”. A product of this period was that imperialist attacks came on the agenda. Occupations and neo-colonialism continued and even became more intense. At the same time from Latin America to the Middle East to our country, everywhere the peoples had “peace” foisted on them but in fact it was surrender they were continuing to encourage.

A lot of ostensibly left-wing petty bourgeois intellectuals joined in imperialism’s lying chorus, bringing left-wing grist to imperialism’s mill. The aim was clear: peoples and organisations waging the national liberation struggle against imperialism were to be made to believe the lie that imperialism had changed and so they would be brought to surrender ideologically as well as physically. Because imperialism knew very well that physical defat was inevitable after minds had first been made to surrender.

Imperialism scored important successes with such policies, it succeeded in getting many organisations to surrender and liquidate themselves. Imperialism launched ideological attacks in th past and continues them today but especially since the start of the 1990sit has got organisations with thousands of fighters like the FARC, ETA and PKK, some Marxist-Leninist, some petit bourgeois national liberation movements, to seek negotiation with imperialism and its collaborators and abandon weapons.

Previously ETA announced a cease-fire, afterwards it announced it had abandoned weapons and buried them in concrete. Finally last May it announced that it had liquidated itself in a letter distributed on the Internet. The Spanish government stated that this did not mean that ETA had liquidated itself, and declared that “a reckoning would be demanded of all ETA members for their crimes”.

FARC sat down at the negotiating table with the collaborationist oligarchy of Colombia and signed an agreement, shaking hands with the murderers of thousands of its comrades and hundreds of thousands of Colombians. It took a decision to have its weapons melted down and turned into monuments. In return for what? For nothing, other than saving their own lives… This is called surrender, for liberation it is not.

In our country the PKK has experienced a parallel process to that of ETA and FARC, and it is continuing to do so. The PKK gives ground every day in the face of imperialism’s ideological attacks, it gave up the aim of an independent Kurdistan a long time ago and it has got to the point of having the USA establish 11 bases and becoming the paid soldiers of collaboration.

As Imperialism’s Crisis Deepens, It Steps Up Its Attacks

Today, from Yemen to Nicaragua, from North Korea to Iran, this is the sole reason for its attacks and threats. As under the name of the “Arab spring”, starting in 2011 attempts have been made to bring countries of the Middle East and North Africa into line, Yemen did not surrender to policies aimed at creating collaborationist governments, and is one of several countries that rendered these politics ineffective.

It is possible to add to the list. And this shows how imperialism’s crisis deepens. It fears that the “21st century will be the century of uprisings”. This is the basic reason for the attacks and threats by imperialism, large and small, direct and indirect. Because of this fear it makes attacks and threats.

US imperialism’s economic and political crisis is based on being bogged down in the swamp of the Middle East, it gets weaker as it steps up its attacks, most importantly it tries to continue its ideological domination. On the one hand it tries to draw forces like the PKK/PYD-YPG that are becoming collaborationist into its swamp, on the other it attacks countries like Iran, North Korea and Palestine as well as peoples that the potential to resist US domination, or else it openly threatens them.

BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS THAT WHERE THERE IS REPRESSION AND EXPLOITATION THERE IS ALSO RESISTANCE!

The only Marxist-Leninist organisation resisting conciliation with imperialism and the liquidationist attacks is the Front. Just one front resisting on the surface of the earth, in which USA imperialism wants to establish its empire.

FARC, ETA, PKK… giving up weapons, having them melted down to be turned into monuments, or having them buried in concrete and signing surrender documents to that effect; whereas we have commanders like Leyla who dug up buried weapons after a bombardment in which many of our friends were incinerated, and used those weapons to demand a reckoning. And this is the great ideological and moral strength we have.

With this strength we are building up our resistance, in the countryside, cities, prisons and both in our country and in Europe.

We Are The Only Ones Resisting Fascism, There Is The Front!

The political, economic and social picture of our country we have described is not different in general from the world as a whole. On the one hand an economy designed so collaborationist monopolies can grow, on the other hand greater hunger, poverty and misery for the poor…

This is the barest statement of the situation in our country. Hunger, poverty, exploitation and unemployment in our country, growing worse with every passing day, ours is a country in which the imperialists confiscate its natural wealth. The result of this is that every day a parasitical collaborationist bourgeoisie grows wealthier and builds up its profits, while on the other we confront the reality of Turkey in which millions are submerged by hunger and poverty.

In our country 16 MILLION people go to bed hungry. Naturally this image goes together with constant fascism. Because Turkey is a neo-colonial country. There is to be no possibility of transmitting the crisis to the imperialist-capitalist countries responsible, so for this reason Turkey is ruled by permanent fascism.

On July 15, 2016, the oligarchy’s internal dogfight came to a head with a failed coup attempt. The AKP continued in government and took the opportunity to declare OHAL (state of emergency) targeting our peoples and revolutionaries, above all the Front supporters. In this period they have even trampled on their own laws, adopted from the September 12 (1980) junta. The AKP has used all possibilities institutionalised by the September 12 pro-American junta, and has caused state terror to proliferate. This terror continues today without any let-up.

AKP fascism behind the mask of OHAL has carried out attacks on every section of the people, from public workers and peasants to intellectuals and artists, from the Kurdish people to revolutionaries and socialists, and it continues to carry out these attacks. The focal point of these attacks is the PEOPLE’S FRONT which does not give in to any repression or massacres.

Almost every month our democratic associations are raided. Our magazine offices, culture centres, associations and neighbourhoods are blockaded. Our associations are sealed but we break them open. We do not recognise bans, nor will we ever!

Without even stopping for breath our people are abducted and subjected to severe torture, even greeting someone is almost enough to be imprisoned. Our events and concerts are banned, our holiday events and iftars are held under police blockade.

They want our people’s artists, people’s lawyers, people’s engineers and architects to be rendered unable to function.

The justice schools for people’s lawyers are among the institutions that have been closed. In Ankara twice, in Istanbul three times they raided justice schools and put seals on the doors. The lawyers and students resisted and put up barricades.

This is what it is to be a revolutionary lawyer, revolutionary artist, revolutionary engineer or architect, which they want to erode and destroy.

We Will Erode OHAL Bans And AKP Fascism And Pass Over Them!

In its 16 years in power, the AKP has banned dozens of strikes. A high proportion of them have been under OHAL. OHAL has been the main excuse for the bans. That is, while the AKP is claiming to oppose “FETO”, it has used OHAL to favour the interests of bosses and as a weapon against the resistance of the workers.

And this is only natural because the AKP is the representative of the oligarchy, in particular the interests of the bosses. They have used OHAL as an excuse to ban strikes and have not drawn back from defending it and stating that they will do everything to defend the interests of bosses. Tayyip Erdogan has given voice to this reality on several occasions. It was Erdogan himself who told (employers’ federation) TUSIAD, “You say we did not give what you wanted. We declared OHAL for you, we banned strikes. Without OHAL could we have done this?”

Certainly they did not limit themselves to strike bans. A great many workers’ actions were not carried out, banned or attacked by police using the same excuse, that “there is OHAL”.

The AKP did not just use OHAL as a weapon against workers but also against public employees, and sought to use it to legitimise their attacks. In the period immediately after July 15, and continuing to today, 150,000 public workers have been suspended.

In the OHAL period from July 15 to today;

Thousands of people have been detained, tortured and imprisoned, prisons and police stations have been turned into torture centres;

Hundreds of associations, foundations, culture centres and democratic institutions have been closed and their doors sealed up;

Hundreds of newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, television and radio stations and agencies have had to cease functioning;

Nearly 150,000 civil servants have been suspended, thousands fired and they are attempting to use hunger as a means of discipline. Two public workers they have tried to disciple through hunger are Nuriye GULMEN and Semih OZAKCA. They resisted on hunger strike for 326 DAYS and turned this weapon on the AKP.

Journalists, lawyers, mayors, trade unionists, intellectuals and artists included, every section of the people has had some share in being attacked as they try to silence all opposition, be it revolutionary or reformist.

In Kurdistan, curfews continue to be turned into massacres.

In the four corners of Turkey, dozens of people have been deliberately murdered at home or on the street on the pretext that “they did not heed the call to stop” or there was a “clash”, and “people run over by armoured cars” are presented as road accidents.

In short, AKP fascism tramples on its own laws and since July 15 it has ruled the country through KHK (legal decrees under the state of emergency). In this process all masks of fascism have fallen, together with the open fascism institutionalised by September 12 this is what we confront in the most basic and deeply-embedded fashion.

Constant Resistance To Constant Fascism

Everywhere It Is Only The Front That Resists

Alev Sahin for 317 Days In Duzce,

Yuksel resistance For 593 Days,

We Continue To Resist For Two Years Without Interruption As The Free Prisoners, 400 People Have Been Sent To Prisons To Be Tortured, We Have Set Fire To 30 Prison Cells!

The ideological and physical attacks of imperialism have affected a good many sections in our country, quite a few organisations that defended armed struggle in the past have drifted into the swamp of legalism and have gradually taken their place inside the system, losing their claims to revolution and socialism. Leave aside claims to revolution and socialism, we confront a left that cannot defend the most ordinary democratic demands and its own institutions against fascist attacks.

In our country there is a conciliatory and obedient left reality that cannot even call imperialism imperialism, or fascism fascism. During the election it has been seen that they did not simply tail the Kurdish nationalists, since in the name of being against the AKP they even presented Muharrem Ince and Meral Aksener as legitimate. From trade unions to democratic mass organisations, from legal and illegal parties and organisations to petit bourgeois intellectuals, all sections distanced themselves from a line of struggle in favour of obedience and conciliation.

And certainly despite all the ideological and physical attacks by imperialism and the collaborationist oligarchy, there is a Front reality which at great cost continues to hold with pride the red flag of Marxism-Leninism and socialism. And we say with pride: the only Marxist-Leninist organisation that resists imperialism, continues armed warfare and lays claim to revolution is the Front.

There are supporters of the Front, we are also alone in resisting fascist attacks. At the start of July 2016 (immediately before July 15) Front prisoners in the jails began General Resistance to rights being taken away and attacks.

Prison uniforms, exile transports, restrictions on books, bans on visits, roll call while having to stand, bans on using telephones, cameras, visits to the doctor while handcuffed, obstruction of treatment for ill prisoners, denial of communication as a punishment, sponge rooms, wires pulling into exercise areas… Every kind of dishonour and attack has been resisted by Free Prisoners.

In two years of the General Resistance, no less than 30 cells have been set on fire! 

To try and make our prisoners surrender, there have been no less than 400 times people were sent on exile transports, involving the use of torture. They still did not get revolutionary willpower to surrender. Resistance continues with all its warmth and enthusiasm. These are FREE PRISONERS…

While the prisoners resist inside the jails, their families resist outside and are their breath and voice. Despite attacks and arrests involving the use of torture, the TAYAD Families continue to campaign against prison uniform attacks, denial of treatment to ill prisoners and isolation, and they continue to resist.

AKP fascism does not limit its attacks to the prisons. We have described attacks on all the people’s forces, on workers, labourers, revolutionaries. Look at all these attacks – has there been consistent resistance other than from us?

For example, what have KESK, with 250,000 members, done? A section of the 150,000 public workers suspended have been KESK members. What has been the behaviour of KESK? Did it organise a single act of resistance? Apart from a few written statements, what did it do?

Among hundreds of thousands of public workers, only the KEC (Public Workers’ Front) took a decision to resist. In the middle of Ankara Nuriye Gulmen wrote resistance into history, Semih Ozakca took part in the resistance and every day arrests under torture took place with ever greater attacks. The response by the resistance was to escalate into an Indefinite Hunger Strike.

Despite being in prison and subjected to isolation, the threat of force-feeding and even though their needs were not met, they continued their resistance for 324 days even after being released. During this period, the resistance in Ankara Yuksel also continued. The KEC’s Nazife Onay, Akman Simsek and Celal Akgun were imprisoned.
With the new resisters, the Yuksel resistance continuing in new forms is not only present in our country, but worldwide it has created solidarity and sympathy. Never mind KESK organising the resistance, it actually took a hostile attitude to the resistance of Nuriye and Semih that had set the world aflame. They ignored the resistance and they closed the gates of union buildings to it. KESK actually threatened to call the police when the KEC organised a sit-down action in their building.

What did DISK do in relation to OHAL, and in relation to the increasing attacks against workers by means of OHAL? The attitude of DISK was not different from KESK. They organised attacks on resisting workers, and the DISK gang even organised lynching attacks but the president Kani Beko did not organise any resistance against fascism.
"We will use our power from production" he said in a masterful way and and finally "I will carry the voice of the workers into parliament," he said, announcing his candidacy. Of course this not only the situation with Kani Beko. We are up against trade unionism without any content, a race to get into parliament, a corrupt trade unionism, a boss trade unionism.
Arzu Cerkezoglu, who is replacing Kani Beko as DISK chair  made a visit to the Flormar workers in struggle and she said, "No power can stand in the way of a woman who is resisting," she says.
Naturally, you would expect someone who said that to resist or be on the side of resistance but this is not the case.
Arzu Cerkezoglu was one of those DISK managers who organised an attack on Oya Baydak, a woman who actually resists. Yes, the truth is that there is no power that can stop a woman who resists. Resistance that they started on their own - Turkan Albayrak, Cansel Malatyali, Oya Baydak. And from Nuriye Gulmen we know this is the case.
Where are Arzu Cerkezoglu and DISK managers during these acts of resistance? The answer is clear... Arzu Cerkezoglu and the DISK leadership are against them. Nuriye Gulmen went to Izmir to support the worker Mahir Kilic and one of DISK’s central managers was shameless enough to say to Nuriye Gulmen, "What happened to your resistance?"
Has there been a single resistance that results in victory? The answer to  the question is also clear: No, there is none.
Of course this conciliationist attitude is not limited to DISK and KESK. The most "communist" in the OHAL process and the most reformist all adopted a “wait-and-see” policy against attacks by fascism. They calculated on how to survive with minimal damage. There were no programmes or goals for the future.
As if they were waiting for someone with a magic wand expecting everything to change, they put their hopes in the ballot box.
Hundreds of associations, cultural centres, publications and publishing houses were closed, seals
put on their doors.
We are the only one that resist the arbitrariness. We dismantled the seals, set up barricades when they came to re-install them. We resisted. Outside the institutions where the Front is present, there was no resistance anywhere. Fascist attacks grow every day. Who else has resisted them?
The situation of TMMOB is no different. 550,000 engineers and architects are registered, only the people’s architect Alev Sahin resists. Not only to get back work and bread but so people are not killed by new earthquakes or suspended.
 Just look at the weekly resistance calendar of Alev Sahin! Both in the square of resistance in Duzce
And in front of Duzce AKP’s Office and in a sit-down action at TMMOB.
Yes, she resists against the victimisation of members of your own professional organisation, and the TMMOB management is against her.
Nuriye, Semih, Alev, Mehmet, Acun, Nazife, Nazan, Engin ... they persist for months, they resist.
They resist despite systematic and heavy torture.
Mehmet's foot, Acun Hoca's heart, the hair of Gulnaz, the bruised face of Perihan who is in her 70s, Nazan's broken cheekbone, twice in a day the police drag them along the ground... in Duzce there are lynch attempts, AKP provocations, detention, torture ... None of them had their resistance broken…
The police often do not allow a statement to be read for even a minute before attacking. The resistance, as of 24 June 2018, has continued for 593 days, organising itself even in the midst of torture.

REVOLUTIONISM IS NOT A CRIME IT IS A DUTY
Europe Too Will Not Get Revolutionaries To Surrender!
Oue tradition of resistance in Europe is not new, it is rooted in tradition. Wherever in the world there is a Front prisoner, there is absolutely resistance. No imposition, for Free Prisoners do not submit to dishonour.
Free Prisoners in Greece, Erdal in Poland, Musa Asoglu in Germany, Erdogan Cakir in France – all won victories by hunger strikes.
Not many years ago, in German prisons the Free Prisoner Sadi OZPOLAT many times resisted the isolation by the German state,  the imposition of prison uniform, going on hunger strike for months, and every time German imperialism gave in.
Musa Asoglu, in the courtrooms of German imperialism, is turning it into an arena of ideological struggle. The legitimacy of revolution is shouted out in courtrooms, the two ideologies clash there.
Yusuf Tas, Ozgur Aslan, Ozkan Guzel, Erdal Gokoglu are continuing the Free Prisoner tradition in Europe's isolation cells, including hunger strikes. Finally last week, the prisoner of French imperialism, Erdogan CAKIR, won a victory with a hunger strike against the attempts to extradite him to Turkey.
Not only in prisons but in European city squares there have been many acts of resistance. From England to Greece, from Austria to the Netherlands, from Germany to Belgium; long marchs to support freedom for prisoners, sit-down actions, tent resistance, bicycle rides in supporting Grup Yorum against bans, and various forms of action and resistance are carried out by the People’s Front.

Erdem VARAN, father of Grup Yorum member Betul and also Bergun Varan's father. He lives in Holland and has two daughters unlawfully imprisoned by fascism in Turkey. For months he has resisted in a square in the Netherlands demanding “Freedom For Grup Yorum”.

Despite living in Belgium for 17 years, Cahit ZOREL has had his right to remain taken away because of his beliefs, and has been protesting in front of the court building since April 17.
On the 50th day of the resistance, he was subjected to a fascist knife attack but Cahit stressed that he would not give up.

Gulaferit had all her rights taken away after being released from prison, and she resists for her rights in Berlin.
Ozgur Aslan was released and did not accept the impositions of German imperialism, he said revolutionism is not a crime, it’s a mission.
In Turkey or in Europe, inside or outside jail... Imperialism and fascist raids, arrests, heavy
torture, exile transport, prison isolation, fascist attacks, nothing succeeds. Revolutionary will cannot be made to surrender.

No Attack Is Enough To Make Revolutionaries Surrender Because;
Only we are building up the claim to socialism, we resist and win in all conditions... What resistance is and what victory is are not a matter of chance, the issue is ideological independence, ideological determination and clarity.
Fascism in the face of Marxist-Leninist ideology is helpless.
Prison, prices on our heads, artists of the people resist death threats...
People's lawyers are inside and outside prison, resisting...
People's engineers-architects resist...
This is the key to victory.
Gulaferit Unsal has been in prison for years in Germany and now she continues to resist for her rights outside.
Ozkan Guzel resists so as not to accept any pressure put on him.
Resistance is a responsibility on the shoulders of every People's Front member. Resistance and victory to be a link in our chain of victory. Hundreds of kilometres separate them but we can find the road to resistance. We can put pressure on courts and prisons with our phones and faxes.
You can carry out actions, participate in them, make a phone call in support, spread the news. They have won political victory already by deciding to resist, it is our responsibility to turn it into material gains.
History is onot just about bearing witness, it is in our hands to be a part of it. We will win; because we resist.
VICTORY GOES TO THOSE WHO RESIST!
          Trump's attacks on NATO raise questions about its future      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s repeated tongue lashings of NATO allies and his friendly overtures to Russian President Vladimir Putin are stirring questions at home and abroad about Trump’s commitment to an Atlantic alliance that has been a pillar of U.S. security policy for more than half a century.

Might a reordering, or even a reduction, of U.S. forces in Europe be in the cards? Clues may come when Trump gathers Wednesday with NATO leaders in Brussels. The official agenda includes a plan for increasing the number of land, air and sea forces capable of reacting quickly in a European crisis, but overshadowing it are tensions generated by Trump’s view that the Europeans are slackers leaning unfairly on the U.S. military.

At the risk of deepening the rift with traditional allies, Trump will then hold a summit in Finland with Putin. On his departure from Washington on Tuesday, the president remarked that he “can’t say right now” if Putin is a friend or foe, but he predicted that his first summit with the Russian leader “may be the easiest” of all his meetings in Europe.

Such comments have stirred unease not just in Europe, but in Washington. A bipartisan resolution, set to be endorsed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, pointedly voices support for NATO as strategically important for the collective security of the trans-Atlantic region.

“Although the Atlantic alliance has weathered many crises over its lifetime, I now am concerned that the alliance will not survive Donald Trump,” said Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, who served as senior director for European affairs on the National Security Council during President Barack Obama’s first term.

“Because he isn’t arguing with allies about policy. He’s questioning the fundamental value of NATO to the United States. This antagonistic approach is generating an unprecedented debate in Europe and in Canada about whether the United States should be treated as friend or foe,” she said.

The demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 prompted a partial drawdown of U.S. forces from Europe, but every administration since then has concluded that keeping a U.S. military presence there was important for wider U.S. security, political and economic interests, and as a sign of solidarity with Europe. NATO has been a key part of the long U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, for example, and it is expected to agree this week to take a bigger training role in Iraq.

Trump, who has also questioned the U.S. military presence in Asia, is challenging those assumptions. That has been most plain in his antagonistic approach to Germany, the main host of U.S. forces in Europe. He has criticized the Germans for not spending enough on their own defense and has castigated the country for what he calls an overly liberal immigration policy. He also has placed Germany at the center of his complaints about a U.S.-European trade imbalance.

Derek Chollet, executive vice president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a think tank, says there is a clear connection between Trump’s criticism of German defense spending and reports that the Pentagon has undertaken a review of the cost of keeping troops in Europe.

“You cannot read this any other way” than looking at whether a U.S. troop reduction “is a feasible option for punishing them for their apparent lack of will,” said Chollet, who was the Pentagon’s assistant secretary for international security affairs during Obama’s second term.

He questions whether Trump fully understands the global significance of the U.S. military presence in Germany, including its hosting of the headquarters of U.S. Africa Command, which leads U.S. counterterrorism efforts in North Africa. Stuttgart also is headquarters for U.S. European Command. Among many other facilities, Germany hosts a U.S. military hospital at Landstuhl, the largest American hospital outside the United States.

In addition, NATO has proposed creating a new command in Germany to improve the way the alliance would move troops and equipment in a military crisis. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the U.S. ambassador to NATO, told reporters this plan will be approved at the Brussels summit.

Notwithstanding Trump’s grumbles about America shouldering the defense burden of Europe, his administration plans to boost spending to support it.

In the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014 and its subsequent military incursion into eastern Ukraine, the Pentagon ramped up joint exercises in eastern and central Europe and spent billions on what it calls the European Deterrence Initiative aimed at Russia. After spending $3.4 billion on that initiative last year, the Trump administration has proposed boosting it to $6.5 billion in the 2019 budget year.

Trump’s Pentagon chief Jim Mattis is a former NATO commander and a leading advocate for sustaining the alliance, although he also has been pressuring allies to spend more on defense. Some of Mattis’ predecessors were even stronger in their criticisms. Robert Gates, for example, said in Brussels in 2011 that European penny-pinching and distaste for front-line combat in Afghanistan was putting the future of the alliance at risk. Gates said NATO faced a “dim if not dismal” future, not least because of what he called a diminishing patience in Congress for spending on Europe’s defense.

Trump, however, has taken this a step further by asserting that the Europeans are freeloaders taking advantage of American generosity.

In a new assessment of the NATO spending and burden-sharing issues, the Center for Strategic and International Studies called Trump’s language “uniquely divisive” and said NATO members’ contributions should be measured by more than simple budget numbers. The think tank was referring to the pledge at NATO’s 2014 summit meeting that members would “aim to move toward” spending at least 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense by 2024. By its count, only four of NATO’s 29 member countries met the 2 percent goal in 2017. They were the U.S., Greece, Britain and Estonia.

The report said a wider range of metrics should be used to measure an ally’s contributions to collective defense. It cited as an example Denmark, which has not met the 2 percent goal in recent years but has made important contributions in other ways, including with troop deployments to Afghanistan and by sacrificing significant trade with Russia by complying with sanctions.


          Europe forecast: Thundery, wet east - Fair in the west, Jul 11 - 05:43      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Thundery across Germany and eastern Europe but fair to the west Wednesday Heavy showers in northern Spain and the far north of Portugal today. Fair for the rest of Iberia with ots of sunshine and hot weather. Scattered showers in the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Showers affecting the far north of Italy but most of the country should be dry and sunny. Fair too in Greece and Turkey with lots of sunshine and feeling very warm. Fair in France with lots of very warm sunshine to come here. Scattered showers in the Low Countries. Heavy showers for much of Germany and Poland, these thundery and torrential in places. Further thunderstorms in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland. Mainly fair for Denmark with lots of sunshine. Fine for Sweden with plenty of sunshine. Scattered showers in the Baltic States and in Finland. Sunny spells and mostly dry for Sweden although some showers in the south.

Thursday The risk of torrential thunderstorms in northern Spain and the north of Portugal on Thursday. Fair for most of the rest of Spain and Portugal with plenty of hot sunshine. Remaining sunny and warm in the Balearics as well as Corsica and Sardinia. Some cloud and a few showers in the far north of Italy but fine for most of the country with lots of sunshine. Greece and Turkey should be dry and sunny throughout. Scattered showers affecting France but dry and sunny for most. Thunderstorms developing in the Low Countries. Wet weather developing in Germany and Poland with showers, thunderstorms and longer periods of rain. Cloud and outbreaks of rain in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland. Broken cloud and sunny spells as well as dry in Denmark. The threat of thunderstorms developing in the Baltic States. Finland will be drier with sunny spells. Scattered showers in Sweden. Heavy showers and thunderstorms affecting Norway.


          Greek minister: Neoliberalism and xenophobic far-right are ‘two sides of the same coin’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A broad progressive front should be established in order to face rising extreme-right ahead of the EU election in 2019 Greece's Alternate Economy Minister Alexis Charitsis told EURACTIV.com, adding that neoliberalism and far-right are “two sides of the same coin”.
          Avengers: Infinity War - Blu-ray, DVD και Digital Release Trailer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Ναι, κι άλλο trailer για το Infinity War.

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          https://mumybear.com/keto-burn/ (vic)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          7 Places In Greece Every 'Mamma Mia!' Fan Should Visit, Because Here We Go Again      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again officially comes out on July 20, and I'm already so excited. Like most of my favorite romantic comedies, I've watched the first film over and over. I know every single lyric to "Dancing Queen," and am expecting the sequel …
          Gift Balancing Day - July 11      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Meditation on 1 Thessalonians 5:19 from "Solid Stepping Stones" a Daily Devotional. Photos from Athens Greece 2000.
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iTechScope (http://www.itechscope.com/) is the #1 IT Recruitment Agency in Greece. Based in Athens, London & Dubai we offer Recruitment services exclusively for the sectors of IT, Digital & Engineering. Prestigious international companies & innovative start-ups in Greece, Europe & the Middle East find in us a valuable partner and job seekers discover an experienced ally in the process of finding the ideal position.   At iTechScope, we are now building a Fantastic new Recruitment Platform with the aim to become one of the most Innovative Recruitment Agencies in Europe!   Due to our...
          Emily Ratajkowski's Bikini Could Double as Lingerie and Nobody Would Think Twice      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

What does Emily Ratajkowski's swimsuit drawer look like? That's the question I began pondering after another stunning bikinigram of the 27-year-old model surfaced on my Instagram feed. Emily's known not only for her successful modeling and acting career, but also for her own swimwear line, Inamorata, which she's been wearing almost exclusively this Summer.

The brand shared a photo of Emily wearing a barely-there mustard bikini in a well-loved style we definitely recognize. While the snap may be a throwback, she frequently wears similar versions of the suit in the same shade. Emily appears to be partial to Inamorata's sultry Neptune style, which includes a tiny top with ties in the front and extremely cheeky bottoms. She's cracked the code on sexy swimsuits, and I'm just patiently awaiting her secret. Ahead, see Emily's exact swimsuit and shop similar styles for yourself.


          ΗΠΑ: Επιβολή επιπλέον δασμών σε κινέζικα προϊόντα τον Σεπτέμβριο- Πώς αντιδρά η Κίνα;      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Η κυβέρνηση των ΗΠΑ αποφάσισε να επιβάλλει επιπρόσθετους τελωνειακούς δασμούς 10% σε εισαγόμενα προϊόντα από την Κίνα αξίας άλλων 200 δισεκατομμυρίων δολαρίων από

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          Κλειδώνει σήμερα το «μίνι» μνημόνιο – Οι δεσμεύσεις της Ελλάδας και οι υποχωρήσεις των δανειστών      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Το πλάνο για την μεταμνημονιακή εποπτεία της Ελλάδας θα παρουσιάσει σήμερα η Κομισιόν, το οποίο αναμένεται να εγκρίνουν αύριο το Eurogroup και ο ESM, που σύμφωνα με πληροφορίες θα

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          Μέρκελ: Βήμα προόδου η απόφαση της Μέι για «ήπιο Brexit»      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Την απόφαση της Τερέζα Μέι για την υλοποίηση ενός «ήπιου Brexit» χαιρέτισε η Καγκελάριος της Γερμανίας, Άγκελα Μέρκελ, η οποία αναγνώρισε πως πρόκειται για μία εξέλιξη, η οποία

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          Στάση εργασίας την Πέμπτη στο μετρό      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Στάση εργασίας θα πραγματοποιηθεί στο Μετρό (γραμμές 2 και 3) την Πέμπτη 12 Ιουλίου 2018 από τις 11:00 π.μ. έως τις 17:00.

Τη στάση εργασίας εξήγγειλε το Σωματείο Ηλεκτροδηγών Αττικό Μετρό προκειμένου

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          Sommario Europeo: Thundery, wet east - Fair in the west, 11 Lug - 06:43      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Thundery across Germany and eastern Europe but fair to the west Wednesday Heavy showers in northern Spain and the far north of Portugal today. Fair for the rest of Iberia with ots of sunshine and hot weather. Scattered showers in the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Showers affecting the far north of Italy but most of the country should be dry and sunny. Fair too in Greece and Turkey with lots of sunshine and feeling very warm. Fair in France with lots of very warm sunshine to come here. Scattered showers in the Low Countries. Heavy showers for much of Germany and Poland, these thundery and torrential in places. Further thunderstorms in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland. Mainly fair for Denmark with lots of sunshine. Fine for Sweden with plenty of sunshine. Scattered showers in the Baltic States and in Finland. Sunny spells and mostly dry for Sweden although some showers in the south.

Thursday The risk of torrential thunderstorms in northern Spain and the north of Portugal on Thursday. Fair for most of the rest of Spain and Portugal with plenty of hot sunshine. Remaining sunny and warm in the Balearics as well as Corsica and Sardinia. Some cloud and a few showers in the far north of Italy but fine for most of the country with lots of sunshine. Greece and Turkey should be dry and sunny throughout. Scattered showers affecting France but dry and sunny for most. Thunderstorms developing in the Low Countries. Wet weather developing in Germany and Poland with showers, thunderstorms and longer periods of rain. Cloud and outbreaks of rain in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland. Broken cloud and sunny spells as well as dry in Denmark. The threat of thunderstorms developing in the Baltic States. Finland will be drier with sunny spells. Scattered showers in Sweden. Heavy showers and thunderstorms affecting Norway.


          Cristiano Ronaldo joining Juventus in €100m deal from Real Madrid      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Cristiano Ronaldo is joining Juventus after the Italian club agreed a €100m (£88.3m) fee for the Portuguese forward with Real Madrid. The 33-year-old is set to sign a four-year deal in Turin reportedly worth a staggering £500,000/week. “Real Madrid CF communicates that, in response to the will and request expressed by the player Cristiano Ronaldo, he has agreed to transfer to Juventus FC,” read a statement on the club’s website. The player and his agent, Jorge Mendes, met the Juventus chairman, Andrea Agnelli, in Greece where he is on holiday, on…

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          Греция высылает российских дипломатов за вмешательство в дела страны      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Фото: ReutersВысокопоставленные дипломатические источники в Греции сообщили о высылке из страны двух российских дипломатов "за противоправные действия против национальной безопасности", еще двум запретили въезд на греческую территорию.

          Greece to expel two Russian diplomats, ban two others - Kathimerini      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Greece will expel two Russian diplomats and ban entry to another two for activities inconsistent with their status, Greek newspaper Kathimerini reported on Wednesday.

          Greece Expels Two Russian Diplomats, Greek Media Reports      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Reported by RIA Nov. 1 hour ago.
          Greece Reportedly Expels 2 Russian Diplomats, Bans 2 More From Entering Country      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Reported by RIA Nov. 37 minutes ago.
          Greek minister: Neoliberalism and xenophobic far-right are ‘two sides of the same coin’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A broad progressive front should be established in order to face rising extreme-right ahead of the EU election in 2019 Greece's Alternate Economy Minister Alexis Charitsis told EURACTIV.com, adding that neoliberalism and far-right are “two sides of the same coin”. Reported by EurActiv 2 hours ago.
          Europe forecast: Thundery, wet east - Fair in the west, Jul 11 - 16:43      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Thundery across Germany and eastern Europe but fair to the west Wednesday Heavy showers in northern Spain and the far north of Portugal today. Fair for the rest of Iberia with ots of sunshine and hot weather. Scattered showers in the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Showers affecting the far north of Italy but most of the country should be dry and sunny. Fair too in Greece and Turkey with lots of sunshine and feeling very warm. Fair in France with lots of very warm sunshine to come here. Scattered showers in the Low Countries. Heavy showers for much of Germany and Poland, these thundery and torrential in places. Further thunderstorms in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland. Mainly fair for Denmark with lots of sunshine. Fine for Sweden with plenty of sunshine. Scattered showers in the Baltic States and in Finland. Sunny spells and mostly dry for Sweden although some showers in the south.

Thursday The risk of torrential thunderstorms in northern Spain and the north of Portugal on Thursday. Fair for most of the rest of Spain and Portugal with plenty of hot sunshine. Remaining sunny and warm in the Balearics as well as Corsica and Sardinia. Some cloud and a few showers in the far north of Italy but fine for most of the country with lots of sunshine. Greece and Turkey should be dry and sunny throughout. Scattered showers affecting France but dry and sunny for most. Thunderstorms developing in the Low Countries. Wet weather developing in Germany and Poland with showers, thunderstorms and longer periods of rain. Cloud and outbreaks of rain in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland. Broken cloud and sunny spells as well as dry in Denmark. The threat of thunderstorms developing in the Baltic States. Finland will be drier with sunny spells. Scattered showers in Sweden. Heavy showers and thunderstorms affecting Norway.


          Europavorhersage: Thundery, wet east - Fair in the west, 11 Jul - 06:43      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Thundery across Germany and eastern Europe but fair to the west Wednesday Heavy showers in northern Spain and the far north of Portugal today. Fair for the rest of Iberia with ots of sunshine and hot weather. Scattered showers in the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Showers affecting the far north of Italy but most of the country should be dry and sunny. Fair too in Greece and Turkey with lots of sunshine and feeling very warm. Fair in France with lots of very warm sunshine to come here. Scattered showers in the Low Countries. Heavy showers for much of Germany and Poland, these thundery and torrential in places. Further thunderstorms in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland. Mainly fair for Denmark with lots of sunshine. Fine for Sweden with plenty of sunshine. Scattered showers in the Baltic States and in Finland. Sunny spells and mostly dry for Sweden although some showers in the south.

Thursday The risk of torrential thunderstorms in northern Spain and the north of Portugal on Thursday. Fair for most of the rest of Spain and Portugal with plenty of hot sunshine. Remaining sunny and warm in the Balearics as well as Corsica and Sardinia. Some cloud and a few showers in the far north of Italy but fine for most of the country with lots of sunshine. Greece and Turkey should be dry and sunny throughout. Scattered showers affecting France but dry and sunny for most. Thunderstorms developing in the Low Countries. Wet weather developing in Germany and Poland with showers, thunderstorms and longer periods of rain. Cloud and outbreaks of rain in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland. Broken cloud and sunny spells as well as dry in Denmark. The threat of thunderstorms developing in the Baltic States. Finland will be drier with sunny spells. Scattered showers in Sweden. Heavy showers and thunderstorms affecting Norway.


          Greece to expel two Russian diplomats, ban two others: Kathimerini      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Greece to expel two Russian diplomats, ban two others: KathimeriniATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will expel two Russian diplomats and ban entry to another two for activities inconsistent with their status, Greek newspaper Kathimerini reported on Wednesday.



          Polyxeni & Gerard’s Kastellorizo Island Greece Destination Wedding      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Polyxeni & Gerard’s Kastellorizo Island Greece Destination Wedding

Polyxeni & Gerard

In the depths of winter, the one thing that can lift us out of the cold is dreaming of sunshine-filled European holidays. Today’s destination wedding ticks all the boxes for a loved-up, sunny celebration on the sweetest, tiniest island of Kastellorizo in Greece.

Our newlyweds, Australians Polyxena and Gerard – who shared their love story from the early years of high school – decided there was no better way to tie the knot than by returning to the bride’s homeland and a place where the couple had shared many happy holidays together.

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          Transfer coraz bliżej! Prezydent Juventusu Turyn poleciał do Grecji, by spotkać się z Ronaldo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Tancredi Palmeri z "BeIN Sports" donosi, że Cristiano Ronaldo wkrótce spotka się z Andreą Agnellim, prezydentem Juventusu Turyn.

Agnelli, by osobiście spotkać się z Ronaldo, specjalnie wybrał się do Grecji, gdzie obecnie wypoczywa portugalski piłkarz. Zdjęcia włoskiego działacza wsiadającego na pokład samolotu na lotnisku w Pizie od razu trafiły do sieci.

Dziennikarze są pewni, że Agnelli poleciał do Grecji, by sfinalizować rozmowy w sprawie transferu Ronaldo z Realu Madryt do Juventusu Turyn. Do spotkania ma dojść jeszcze dziś. W mediach można przeczytać, że jest to kluczowy moment w negocjacjach, a transfer ma zostać potwierdzony w ciągu 48 godzin.

Według wcześniejszych doniesień, Juventus już przygotował oficjalną ofertę za Ronaldo. Włosi zapłacą za piłkarza 100 mln euro.


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Τα τελευταία χρόνια -και κυρίως από το έτος 2006 και έπειτα- πολύς λόγος γίνεται για το φαινόμενο του τραμπουκισμού (bullying)[1] και ιδίως όταν λαμβάνει χώρα μεταξύ ανηλίκων και συνδέεται με
το σχολικό περιβάλλον (σχολικός τραμπουκισμός ή κατ’ άλλους εκφοβισμός)[2], σε τέτοιο μάλιστα βαθμό ώστε να γίνεται λόγος ακόμη και για «επιδημία στην εξάπλωση της θεωρητικής συζήτησης»[3] σχετικώς. Στην (επιστημονική ή/και σε κοινωνικό επίπεδο) συζήτηση που λαμβάνει χώρα τα τελευταία έτη κεντρική πλέον θέση φαίνεται να αποκτούν οι νομικές προβλέψεις και διατάξεις[4], εφαρμόσιμες ή εφαρμοστέες σε περιπτώσεις περιστατικών τα οποία μπορούν να χαρακτηριστούν ως τραμπουκισμός (bullying). Η συγκεκριμένη συζήτηση ήταν έντονη κάθε φορά που ανέκυπτε κάποιο περιστατικό – όπως η περίπτωση του θανάτου σπουδαστή σε σχολή την άνοιξη του 2015[5] – και οδήγησε τον νομοθέτη στην τροποποίηση του ά. 312 ΠΚ με το ά. 8 ν. 4322/2015.
Εκφάνσεις εκδηλώσεων συμπεριφορών bullying
Πέρα, όμως, από αποσπασματικές και υπό (κοινωνική και χρονική) πίεση τροποποιήσεις, είναι  το νομικό μας οπλοστάσιο επαρκές για την αντιμετώπιση περιστατικών τραμπουκισμού; Καταρχάς, προκειμένου να απαντήσουμε στην ερώτηση αυτή θα πρέπει να επανέλθουμε στον (περι)ορισμό των συμπεριφορών που συνιστούν τραμπουκισμό (bullying)[6]. Έτσι όπως μπορούμε όλως περιληπτικώς να διακρίνουμε, το bullying συνίσταται σε πράξεις παραβατικού χαρακτήρα στην οποίες κύριο χαρακτηριστικό αποτελεί η ανισορροπία δύναμης[7] μεταξύ θύτη και θύματος. Σε κάθε περίπτωση, δεδομένης της υπερέχουσας δύναμης του θύτη έναντι στο θύμα, ως bullying μπορούμε να πούμε ότι ορίζεται η κατάχρηση της υπερέχουσας θέσης ή κατάστασης του θύτη έναντι στο θύμα του. Αυτή, δε, δύναται ενδεικτικά να εκδηλωθεί με σωματικές προσβολές (σωματικές βλάβες), με λεκτικές προσβολές (οι οποίες προσιδιάζουν στα αδικήματα της εξύβρισης, της απειλής κ.λπ.) και με προσβολές οι οποίες έχουν ψυχολογική ή κοινωνική διάσταση (σε επίπεδο εγκληματικής συμπεριφοράς ως παράδειγμα μπορεί να αναφερθεί η συκοφαντική δυσφήμηση – στην κατηγορία αυτή εντάσσεται όμως και η κοινωνική απομόνωση κ.α.)[8].
Είναι γεγονός ότι, όπως αναφέρθηκε ήδη, η ομαδοποίηση των ως άνω συμπεριφορών σήμερα καταλήγει να είναι όλως ενδεικτική. Τούτο διότι και με την εισβολή της τεχνολογίας και τη χρήση της σε εγκληματικής συμπεριφορές, το modus operandi των θυτών και οι δυνατότητές τους για την εκδήλωση παραβατικών πράξεων έχουν τροποποιηθεί και πολλαπλασιαστεί αντίστοιχα. Ο τραμπουκισμός στο διαδίκτυο (cyber bullying) εκδηλώνεται και με συμπεριφορές οι οποίες είτε δεν είναι δυνατόν να λάβουν χώρα στον πραγματικό κόσμο (π.χ. χρήση τεχνικών hacking[9] για άσκηση bullying)[10] είτε η χρήση της ψηφιακής τεχνολογίας τις καθιστά πολύ πιο εύκολες (π.χ. δημιουργία αρχείου με τη φωτογραφία του θύματος και παραποίηση αυτής της φωτογραφίας με αστείο τρόπο, επισήμανση φωτογραφίας του θύματος σε μέσο κοινωνικής δικτύωσης (tag) με προσβλητικές για το θύμα εκφράσεις κ.α.).
Το bullying, δηλαδή, αποτελεί ουσιαστικά όχι μια συγκεκριμένη συμπεριφορά αλλά μια «ομπρέλα» συμπεριφορών με κοινωνική και ενδεχομένως νομική απαξία. Κάθε, δε, περίσταση είναι προφανώς διαφορετική διότι είναι διαφορετικές οι συνθήκες και το περιβάλλον[11] όπου εκδηλώνονται τέτοιες συμπεριφορές και είναι επίσης διαφορετική και η δυναμική που αναπτύσσεται μεταξύ θύτη και θύματος προκειμένου να ενυπάρχει η απαιτούμενη ανισορροπία δύναμης, ούτως ώστε να χαρακτηρίσουμε ότι η εν λόγω συμπεριφορά εντάσσεται στο πλαίσιο του τραμπουκισμού. Είναι προφανές, επομένως, ότι υπάρχουν πράξεις παραβατικού χαρακτήρα οι οποίες δεν είναι (και δεν πρέπει να είναι) αξιόποινες (π.χ. η έλλειψη της διάθεσης για συναναστροφή με κάποιον). Θεωρώ βάσιμα ότι στις συμπεριφορές bullying είναι απαραίτητο το θύμα αυτών να εκλαμβάνει τη συμπεριφορά ως τέτοια. Εξάλλου, ο τρόπος άσκησης βίας και ο τρόπος κατά τον οποίο αυτή εκλαμβάνεται από το θύμα επηρεάζεται και από πολιτισμικά χαρακτηριστικά του περιβάλλοντος[12]· π.χ., αν και τα «παρατσούκλια» είναι συνήθης έκφραση διακρίσεων (bullying), δεν μπορούν να θεωρηθούν bullying π.χ. σε χωριά της επαρχίας όπου καθένας έχει «παρατσούκλι», το οποίο ο ίδιος αποδέχεται και είναι γνωστός με αυτό στις κοινωνικές σχέσεις.
Τραμπουκισμός και ποινικές διατάξεις
Δυνάμει των ανωτέρω, είναι προφανές ότι σύμφωνα με τις μορφές τις οποίες εκδηλώνεται ο τραμπουκισμός (σωματική διάσταση κ.λπ. – βλ. παρ. 2 ως ανωτέρω) τα ποινικά αδικήματα που περιλαμβάνονται στην «ομπρέλα» του τραμπουκισμού είναι ενδεικτικά όσα αναφέρονται στην προστασία της ζωής και της σωματικής ακεραιότητας[13] αναφορικά με τη σωματική διάσταση του bullying (π.χ. ά. 299 ΠΚ – ανθρωποκτονία με πρόθεση, ά. 301 ΠΚ – συμμετοχή σε αυτοκτονία, ά. 304 ΠΚ – τεχνητή διακοπή  της εγκυμοσύνης, ά. 304A ΠΚ – σωματική βλάβη εγκύου  ή νεογνού, ά. 306 ΠΚ – έκθεση, ά. 307 ΠΚ– παράλειψη λύτρωσης από κίνδυνο ζωής, ά. 308 ΠΚ– απλή σωματική βλάβη, ά. 308Α ΠΚ – απρόκλητη σωματική βλάβη, ά. 309 ΠΚ – επικίνδυνη σωματική βλάβη, ά. 310 ΠΚ – βαριά σωματική βλάβη, ά. 311 ΠΚ – θανατηφόρα βλάβη) και στην προστασία της τιμής του παθόντος εκ της αξιόποινης πράξης αναφορικά με τη λεκτική και κοινωνική διάσταση του bullying (ά. 361 ΠΚ – εξύβριση, ά. 361A ΠΚ – απρόκλητη έμπρακτη εξύβριση, ά. 362 ΠΚ – δυσφήμηση, ά. 363 ΠΚ – συκοφαντική δυσφήμηση κ.α.)[14]. Περαιτέρω, σε περίπτωση παραβίασης του ν. 2472/1997 για την προστασία δεδομένων προσωπικού χαρακτήρα, δύναται να τύχει εφαρμογής το ά. 22 του εν λόγω νόμου το οποίο προβλέπει ποινικές κυρώσεις (αρκετές τέτοιες περιπτώσεις εντοπίζονται σε περιστατικά cyber bullying όπου ο θύτης επεμβαίνει με οποιονδήποτε τρόπο σε αρχείο δεδομένων προσωπικού χαρακτήρα ή λαμβάνει γνώση των δεδομένων αυτών ή τα αφαιρεί, αλλοιώνει, βλάπτει, καταστρέφει, επεξεργάζεται κ.λπ. του θύματος με δεδομένο ότι υπάρχουν αρκετά προσωπικά δεδομένα τα οποία τηρούνται σήμερα ψηφιακά και στα οποία μπορεί να αποκτηθεί πρόσβαση)[15]. Επιπρόσθετα, σε περιπτώσεις ρατσιστικών συμπεριφορών μπορεί να τύχει εφαρμογής ο ν. 927/1979 «Περί κολασμού πράξεων ή ενεργειών αποσκοπουσών εις φυλετικάς διακρίσεις», όπως τροποποιήθηκε με τον ν. 4285/2014.
Στα εγκλήματα τα οποία μπορούν να χαρακτηριστούν ως bullying, πριν καν ανιχνευθεί η ανισορροπία δύναμης ως βασικό συστατικό στοιχείο της συμπεριφοράς, πρέπει να πληρούται και η βασική προϋπόθεση της ύπαρξης θύματος. Στα εγκλήματα που ήδη αναφέρθηκαν (εγκλήματα κατά της ζωής, σωματικές βλάβες, εγκλήματα κατά της τιμής) υπάρχει παθών εκ της αξιόποινης συμπεριφοράς, άρα και θύμα[16].
Ωστόσο, η προσέγγιση αυτή φαίνεται να είναι αποσπασματική. Υπάρχουν συμπεριφορές οι οποίες τυποποιούνται ως αξιόποινες και προστατεύουν άλλα –μη προσωποπαγή- έννομα αγαθά[17]. Κάποιες από αυτές είναι πιο ξεκάθαρες σχετικά με την ύπαρξη θύματος (π.χ. ά. 137 Α-Δ ΠΚ αναφορικά με τα βασανιστήρια[18]), άλλες πάλι όχι (π.χ. ά. 259 ΠΚ το οποίο τιμωρεί την παράβαση καθήκοντος). Ενδεικτικά, στο αδίκημα της παράβασης καθήκοντος ο ιδιώτης ο οποίος θίγεται από την παράνομη και υπαίτια συμπεριφορά υπαλλήλου δεν θεωρείται παθών εκ του εγκλήματος αλλά αμέσως ζημιωθείς. Μπορεί, μάλιστα, να παρασταθεί ως πολιτικώς ενάγων[19] μόνο για την υποστήριξη της κατηγορίας[20] αφού αστικώς υπεύθυνος για την παράνομη πράξη του υπαλλήλου είναι τρίτος και εν προκειμένω το δημόσιο. Εφόσον ο εν λόγω υπάλληλος έχει εκμεταλλευτεί υπάρχουσα ανισορροπία δύναμης μεταξύ αυτού και του πολίτη που θίγεται η συμπεριφορά αυτή μπορεί να ενταχθεί στην έννοια του «τραμπουκισμού».
Δηλαδή, μπορούμε βάσιμα να υποστηρίξουμε, προκειμένου και να αποφευχθεί η εξαντλητική αναφορά ποινικών διατάξεων του ποινικού κώδικα ή ειδικών ποινικών νόμων που καθιστούν αξιόποινες συμπεριφορές, ότι κάθε αδίκημα με παθόντα ή αμέσως ζημιωθέντα μπορεί να χαρακτηριστεί ως bullying (εφόσον βέβαια συντρέχουν και οι λοιπές προϋποθέσεις του ως άνω ορισμού).
Πέρα από τον αμέσως ζημιωθέντα υπάρχει και η περίπτωση του εμμέσως ζημιωθέντος από αξιόποινη πράξη. Σε αυτές τις περιπτώσεις, συμπεριφορές που ζημιώνουν έμμεσα κάποιον μπορούν να ενταχθούν στο πλαίσιο του τραμπουκισμού; Η άποψή μου είναι ότι πράγματι μπορούν. Χρησιμοποιώντας το παράδειγμα του Ανδρουλάκη[21] για τον εμμέσως ζημιωθέντα θεατρώνη από τον τραυματισμό της πρωταγωνίστριάς του λόγω της ματαίωσης της παράστασης, μπορούμε να πούμε ότι σε περίπτωση που ο τραυματισμός αυτός έλαβε χώρα προκειμένου να πληγεί έστω και έμμεσα ο θεατρώνης εκ μέρους του θύτη και η συμπεριφορά αυτή έχει και τα λοιπά στοιχεία του ορισμού του bullying, τότε μπορεί να χαρακτηριστεί ως τέτοια. Τούτο, ωστόσο, δε σημαίνει ότι ο εμμέσως ζημιωθείς μπορεί να υποβάλλει έγκληση ή να παρίσταται ως πολιτικώς ενάγων σε κάποια ποινική δίκη εφόσον η εν λόγω συμπεριφορά είναι αξιόποινη – προκειμένου, δε, να έχει αστικές αξιώσεις [π.χ. χρηματική ικανοποίηση λόγω ηθικής βλάβης από αδικοπραξία (ά. 932 ΑΚ)] απαιτείται να υπάρχει αιτιώδης σύνδεσμός μεταξύ της παράνομης και υπαίτιας πράξης και της  βλάβης[22].
Η διάταξη του ά. 312 ΠΚ και η σχέση της με τον τραμπουκισμό
Με το άρ. 8 του ν. 4322/2015 αντικαταστάθηκε το άρ. 312 ΠΚ.[23] Ο νομοθέτης με την τροποποίηση στην οποία προέβη άλλαξε τα χαρακτηρολογικά στοιχεία του (ιδιώνυμου[24] – κατά την άποψη, ωστόσο, της Συμεωνίδου – Καστανίδου διακεκριμένη μορφή σωματικής βλάβης με δόλο[25]) εγκλήματος που προβλεπόταν στο ά. 312 ΠΚ. Καταρχάς, οι ιδιότητες που καθιστούσαν το έγκλημα ιδιαίτεροπέρασαν στην δεύτερη παράγραφο ενώ με την πρώτη παράγραφο του άρθρου 312 θεσπίζεται κοινό έγκλημα αφού καθένας μπορεί να είναι υποκείμενο της αξιόποινης πράξης (το υποκείμενο της αξιόποινης πράξης περιγράφεται με τη λέξη «όποιος»)[26]. Είναι, επίσης, γνήσιο πολύτροπο / υπαλλακτικώς μικτό έγκλημα[27], αφού οι τρόποι τέλεσης του εγκλήματος μπορούν να σωρευθούν στο αντικείμενο, αποτελώντας μόνο ένα έγκλημα. Πρόκειται, επιπλέον, για έγκλημα ενέργειας και στις δύο παραγράφους, πλην του β’ εδαφίου της παραγράφου 2  όπου και τυποποιείται έγκλημα γνήσιας παράλειψης (με την αλλαγή της λέξεως «κακόβουλη»[28] με τον όρο «συστηματική» παραμέληση των υποχρεώσεων).
Η βασικότερη αλλαγή στην εν λόγω διάταξη είναι ότι αναφέρεται στην βλάβη ή κάκωση της σωματικής ή ψυχικής υγείας ατόμου οποιασδήποτε ηλικίας ή καταστάσεως και όχι μόνον ανηλίκου ή ανήμπορου να υπερασπιστεί τον εαυτό του και βρίσκεται υπό την φροντίδα του δράστη (όπως στην προϊσχύσασα διάταξη)[29]. Σε περίπτωση, δε, που το θύμα είναι ανήλικο, ο νομοθέτης αυστηροποίησε την προβλεπόμενη ποινή (από τουλάχιστον τρεις σε τουλάχιστον έξι μήνες στην παράγραφο 2 του άρθρου). Επιπρόσθετα, νεοπαγής είναι και η πρόβλεψη για βλάβη και της ψυχικής υγείας[30], με τις εύλογες, βέβαια, αποδεικτικές δυσχέρειες που κατά τη γνώμη μου προκύπτουν, ιδίως σε ότι αφορά τα ζητήματα αιτιώδους συνδέσμου μεταξύ της συνεχούς σκληρής συμπεριφοράς ή της παραμέλησης των υποχρεώσεων και της βλάβης της ψυχικής υγείας.
Αναφορικά με τους ανήλικους δράστες του συγκεκριμένου εγκλήματος, ο νομοθέτης περιόρισε το αξιόποινο σε όσους έχουν ηλικιακή διαφορά πάνω από τρία έτη με το θύμα τους. Η επιλογή αυτή είναι κατά τη γνώμη μου ορθή καθώς σε περιπτώσεις παραβατικών ανηλίκων πρέπει να αποφεύγονται τα μέτρα με κατασταλτικό χαρακτήρα[31]. Προς αυτήν την κατεύθυνση κινήθηκε και η αιτιολογική έκθεση του νόμου σύμφωνα με την οποία «η πράξη µεταξύ ανηλίκων παραµένει ατιµώρητη εκτός εάν υπάρχει διαφορά ηλικίας άνω των τριών ετών, καθώς οι συµπεριφορές αυτές µεταξύ ανηλίκων της ίδιας ηλικίας θα πρέπει να αντιµετωπίζονται µε µέτρα διαπαιδαγώγησης και όχι εµπλοκής µε τον ποινικό νόµο».
Είναι γνωστό ότι η συγκεκριμένη διάταξη θεσπίστηκε (εσπευσμένα) μετά την αποκάλυψη του θανάτου σπουδαστή σε επαγγελματική σχολή στα Ιωάννινα τον Μάρτιο του 2015 ο οποίος παρουσιάστηκε ως θύμα bullying συμφοιτητών του[32]. Πόση όμως σχέση έχει αυτή η διάταξη, τελικά, με τον τραμπουκισμό; Σύμφωνα με την αιτιολογική έκθεση «Η νοµοθετική αυτή εξέλιξη κρίνεται αναγκαία για την προστασία εννόµων αγαθών, κυρίως ενός συγκεκριµένου κύκλου ευάλωτων κοινωνικών οµάδων (ανήλικων και νεαρών ενήλικων), απέναντι σε ένα σύνθετο είδος εγκληµατικής συµπεριφοράς που υλοποιείται µε επαναλαµβανόµενο –συνεχή, σκληρό τρόπο (συνήθως άσκηση σωµατικής και ψυχολογικής βίας– εκφοβισµού, που υποδαυλίζονται και από ρατσιστικές αντιλήψεις και στερεότυπα)». Ωστόσο, η μόνη αναφορά σχετικά με την ανισορροπία δύναμης – συστατικό στοιχείο του τραμπουκισμού – είναι η φράση στην παράγραφο 2 του άρθρου  «Αν το θύμα … δεν μπορεί να υπερασπιστεί τον εαυτό του…». Προκειμένου να εφαρμόζεται η συγκεκριμένη περίπτωση, πρέπει να πληρούται και κάποια από τις προϋποθέσεις που τίθεται κατωτέρω αναφορικά με την ιδιαίτερη ιδιότητα του δράστη του συγκεκριμένου εγκλήματος. Αν, επομένως, ο δράστης δεν έχει το θύμα στην επιμέλεια ή στην προστασία του κ.λπ. η παράγραφο 2 του άρθρου 312 δεν δύναται να εφαρμοστεί. Επιπρόσθετα, η όποια συνεχής σκληρή συμπεριφορά δεν αρκεί για την πλήρωση της αντικειμενικής υπόστασης του εγκλήματος – απαιτείται, προκειμένου να εφαρμοστεί η εν λόγω διάταξη και η επέλευση της σωματική κάκωσης ή βλάβης της υγείας[33] (σύμφωνα και με την παλιά αλλά και τη νέα διατύπωση της εν λόγω διάταξης) και «χωρίς αυτήν δεν υφίσταται καθ’ ολοκληρίαν η έννοια του εν λόγω εγκλήματος»[34]. Άρα, ο «εκφοβισμός» όπως αναφέρεται στην αιτιολογική έκθεση δεν  προστατεύεται από τη συγκεκριμένη διάταξη παρά μόνον ίσως σε περίπτωση απόπειρας του εν λόγω αδικήματος[35].
Αυτό το οποίο φαίνεται να αξιοποίησε ο νομοθέτης από τον ορισμό του τραμπουκισμού είναι το στοιχείο της επανάληψης στο επίπεδο της «συνεχούςσκληρής συμπεριφοράς», η οποία αναφερόταν και στην προϊσχύσασα διάταξη και, σε συνδυασμό με το ότι το προστατευτικό πλαίσιο της διάταξης αναφερόταν στους ανηλίκους, «ταίριαξε» μάλλον περισσότερο στον νομοθέτη η σχετική τροποποίησή της προκειμένου να προστατεύονται και πράξεις που εντάσσονται στο φάσμα του τραμπουκισμού. Η ερμηνεία των όρων «συνεχής» και «σκληρή» συμπεριφορά από την νομολογία φαίνεται, πάντως, να προσομοιάζουν σε όσα αναπτύσσονται στις θεωρητικές προσεγγίσεις του τραμπουκισμού.
Συγκεκριμένα, σύμφωνα με την θεωρία, συνεχής[36] θεωρείται η συμπεριφορά που επαναλαμβάνεται συχνά, που έχει τελεστεί κάποιες φορές και που αναμένεται να επαναληφθεί, χωρίς να απαιτείται η δημιουργία μιας μόνιμης κατάστασης[37] και κατά την νομολογία «Συνεχής καθίσταται η σκληρή συμπεριφορά, όχι μόνο με τη δημιουργία μόνιμης κατάστασης αλλά και με την επίμονη συστηματική επανάληψή της.»[38] «χωρίς να είναι διαρκής»[39].
Αναφορικά με την σκληρή συμπεριφορά[40], σύμφωνα με τη νομολογία «ως σκληρή συμπεριφορά θεωρείται η προερχόμενη από έλλειψη συναισθήματος έναντι του άλλου, του αδύνατου προσώπου, που εκφράζεται αντικειμενικά με την πρόκληση σημαντικών πόνων, οδυνών, βασάνων, σωματικών ή ψυχικών»[41]. Στο ίδιο πνεύμα «…σκληρή δε συμπεριφορά είναι η προερχόμενη από έλλειψη συναισθήματος έναντι του αδυνάτου, που εκφράζεται αντικειμενικά με την πρόκληση σημαντικών πόνων, οδυνών, και βασάνων (σωματικών και ψυχικών)…»[42] και κατ’ άλλη προσέγγιση «Σκληρή είναι η συμπεριφορά που προέρχεται από πρόθεση αδιάφορη για τα παθήματα των άλλων και η οποία υπάρχει όταν ο δράστης, κατά την τέλεση της πράξης, έχασε το αναγκαίο ανασταλτικό έναντι των παθημάτων του θύματος αίσθημα, που υπάρχει σε κάθε φιλάνθρωπό και με κατανόηση σκεπτόμενο άνθρωπο.»[43]. Σημειωτέον ότι η περιγραφή από τη νομολογία της σκληρής συμπεριφοράς αποτελεί διατύπωση η οποία (σχεδόν;) ταυτίζεται με τον ορισμό της έλλειψης ενσυναίσθησης (empathy) – η, δε, έλλειψη αυτή αποτελεί χαρακτηριστικό των bullies[44].
Τέλος, πρέπει να επισημανθεί ο επικουρικός χαρακτήρας της εν λόγω διάταξης, αφού τυγχάνει εφαρμογής σε περίπτωση που δε συντρέχει περίπτωση εφαρμογής διάταξης η οποία τιμωρεί βαρύτερη αξιόποινη πράξη. Και πάλι, όμως, από τη γραμματική ερμηνεία των σχετικών διατάξεων, σε περιπτώσεις ψυχικής βλάβης των αναφερόμενων στη διάταξη προσώπων θα είναι η μόνη διάταξη που εφαρμόζεται (αποκλειομένης, βέβαια, λόγο ειδικότητας και βαρύτερης αξιόποινης πράξης της διάταξης της παραγράφου 4 του ά. 6 του ν. 3500/2006 για την αντιμετώπιση της ενδοοικογενειακής βίας[45][46]).
Συμπερασματικά, ο νομοθέτης επέδειξε ιδιαίτερη ζέση στο να προβλέψει ως αξιόποινες συμπεριφορές τραμπουκισμού. Εντούτοις, η ποικιλομορφία των συμπεριφορών που μπορούν να εντάσσονται στην έννοια του τραμπουκισμού (όπως καταδείχθηκε αναλυτικά ανωτέρω) σε συνδυασμό με τις αποδεικτικές δυσχέρειες που ενυπάρχουν σε περιπτώσεις βλάβης της ψυχικής υγείας (ως προς το αποτέλεσμα και τον αιτιώδη σύνδεσμο) και με την επικουρικότητα της διάταξης δημιουργούν ζωηρές αμφιβολίες ως προς την εφαρμοσιμότητα της διάταξης και ανησυχίες για το ότι και αυτή μπορεί να καταστεί ανεφάρμοστη[47].
Επίλογος – de lege ferenda – διαμεσολάβηση και εργαλεία επίλυσης συγκρούσεων
Η έννοια του τραμπουκισμού (bullying) περιλαμβάνει συμπεριφορές οι οποίες πλήττουν διαφορετικά έννομα αγαθά καθώς και συμπεριφορές οι οποίες (ορθώς) δεν είναι αξιόποινες. Δεν υπάρχει – και κατά τη γνώμη μου δε μπορεί να υπάρξει – κάποιο κοινό έννομο αγαθό προς προστασία προκειμένου να χωρήσει μια ενιαία νομοθετική ρύθμιση για την αντιμετώπιση του τραμπουκισμού. Τα «παιχνίδια εξουσίας» τα οποία λαμβάνουν χώρα σε περιστατικά τραμπουκισμού έχουν ως όριο τον νόμο έτσι όπως προσδιορίζεται από τις επιμέρους διατάξεις που καθιστούν αξιόποινες συγκεκριμένες συμπεριφορές. Τα διαφορετικά χαρακτηριστικά κάθε πράξης επιβάλλουν διαφορετική νομική αντιμετώπιση (έως και ατιμωρησία!). Ο τραμπουκισμός, δηλαδή, δεν (μπορεί να) αποτελεί ένα ενιαίο αδίκημα. Το, δε, νομικό οπλοστάσιο θεωρώ ότι είναι επαρκές για την αντιμετώπιση των ως άνω συμπεριφορών (απαντώντας στη ρητορική ερώτηση η οποία τέθηκε ανωτέρω). Τα προβλήματα, βέβαια, που ενυπάρχουν έχουν να κάνουν με την ίδια την απονομή της δικαιοσύνης (μη εκδίκαση υποθέσεων σε εύλογο χρόνο κ.λπ.)[48].
Δυνάμει των ανωτέρω, ως καταλληλότερη λύση – πρόταση για την αντιμετώπιση του προβλήματος κατά τη γνώμη μου δεν είναι το ποινικό δίκαιο (μην ξεχνάμε και τον χαρακτήρα της καταστολής και της επιβολής ποινής ως ultimum refugium). Η αξιοποίηση εργαλείων για την επίλυση συγκρούσεων (conflict resolution tools)[49] – μολονότι συντάσσομαι μάλλον με τον Dan Olweus[50], ο οποίος χαρακτηρίζει τον τραμπουκισμό ως «κατάχρηση» (“abuse”) σε αντίθεση με τον Peter Smith, ο οποίος προκρίνει τον όρο «σύγκρουση» (“conflict”)[51] – όπως η διαμεσολάβηση (mediation)[52], εφόσον λειτουργεί, φέρνει τα μέρη πιο κοντά, αναπτύσσει την ενσυναίσθηση (empathy) και τελικά μειώνει τον αριθμό των σχετικών περιστατικών, είναι εφαρμοστέα και προς τη σωστή κατεύθυνση. Γι’ αυτό και ο νομοθέτης πρέπει de lege ferenda να θεσμοθετήσει και να δώσει επίσημο χαρακτήρα σε αυτές τις διαδικασίες, ούτως ώστε να μπουν στη συνείδηση των πολιτών και με αυτόν τον τρόπο να αποσυμφορηθεί και το σύστημα απονομής δικαιοσύνης.
* Δ.Ν. Νομικής Αθηνών, Δικηγόρος (ΔΣΑ) – Οικονομολόγος (ΟΕΕ), ΜΔΕ Ποινικού Δικαίου και Δικονομίας, ΜΔΕ Εγκληματολογίας.
Ένας από τους πρωτεργάτες της μελέτης του bullying είναι ο Καθηγητής στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Bergen της Νορβηγίας Dan Olweus. Για τις θέσεις του πρβλ. D.Olweus, A Research Definition of Bullying, url: http://www.cobb.k12.ga.us/~ preventionintervention /Bully/Definition%20of%20Bullying.pdf καθώς και το «μνημειώδες» έργο του για το ζήτημα Dan Olweus, Bullying at School – What we Know & What we Can Do, Blackwell Press, 1993. (στα ελληνικά DanOlweus, Εκφοβισμός και Βία στο σχολείο – Τι γνωρίζουμε και τι μπορούμε να κάνουμε, εκδ. της ΕΨΥΠΕ, 2009).
Η πρωτοπορία του Olweus αναγνωρίζεται και από τον Ken Rigby, Bullying in schools and what to do about it, ΑCER (Australian Council for Educational Research Ltd) Press, Victoria Australia 2007, p. 12 (url: http://books.google.gr/books? id=KEUeLn09668C&pg=PA121&lpg=PA121&dq=Rigby+2006+bullying&source=l &ots=NkVGkVGo2B&sig=lDRzjZDml6cg9qMJJy7vLwyBQfE&hl=el&ei=Bgh_SqPbNoqknQPjkY2DAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4#v=onepage&q=Rigby%202006%20bullying&f=false).
Βλ. ενδεικτικά και χαρακτηριστικά P. K. Smith, Tackling violence in schools: a European perspective, in: Violence reduction in schools – how to make a difference – a handbook, Council of Europe Publishing, 2006, Β.Αρτινοπούλου, Η βία στο σχολείο – Το παγκόσμιο Συνέδριο του Παρισιού, ΠοινΔικ 6/2001, Ν. Κουράκης, Μορφές σχολικής βίας και δυνατότητες αντιμετώπισής της, ηλεκτρονικό περιοδικό Εργαστηρίου Ποινικών και Εγκληματολογικών Ερευνών www.theartofcrime. gr (τεύχος 11) (url:http://www.theartofcrime.gr/ index.php?pgtp=1&aid= 1247152434) και ΠοινΧρ ΝΘ/2009, σ. 865-871, Αν. Ματσόπουλος, Προβλήματα συμπεριφοράς, επιθετικότητα και βία στα σημερινά σχολεία: στρατηγικές αντιμετώπισης, ηλεκτρονικό περιοδικό Εργαστηρίου Ποινικών και Εγκληματολογικών Ερευνών www.theartofcrime.gr (τεύχος 11) (url: http://www.theartofcrime. gr/?pgtp= 1&aid=1247494497).
Βλ. Σοφίας Γιοβάνογλου, Bullying: Επιδημία στην εξάπλωση ενός φαινομένου ή επιδημία στην εξάπλωση μιας θεωρητικής συζήτησης;, παρουσίαση στο Συνέδριο ΕΑΝ (European Anti-Bullying Network), υπό έκδοση στον Τόμο των Πρακτικών, Αθήνα, Ιούνιος 2014.
Βλ. F. Spyropoulos, Law provisions for cyber bullying in Greece, presentation at “COSTworkshop on legal issues regarding cyberbullying”, University of Antwerp, Belgium, 26 May 2010.
Βλ. ενδεικτικά δημοσιεύματα: «Θύμα άγριου bullying ο Βαγγέλης Γιακουμάκης σύμφωνα με το πόρισμα της ΕΔΕ», url:http://www.newsbomb.gr/ellada/ news/story/563927/thyma-agrioy-bullying-o-vaggelis-giakoymakis-symfona-me-to-porisma-tis-ede#ixzz3h1qBwoOT, 6 Μαρτίου 2015 – Νάνσυς Μητροπούλου, «Βαγγέλης Γιακουμάκης: Το bullying, η εξαφάνιση, η ζωή και το άδοξο τέλος του», url: http://www.fthis.gr/article/394120/baggelis-giakoymakis-to-bullying-i-exafanisi-i-zoi-kai-to-adoxo-telos-toy.
Βλ. αναλυτικά Φ. Σπυρόπουλος, Σχολικός τραμπουκισμός, εκδ. Αντ. Ν. Σάκκουλα, Αθήνα – Κομοτηνή, 2011, σ. 44 επ.
Η «δύναμη» μπορεί να αναφέρεται σε σωματικό (π.χ. ρώμη), ψυχολογικό (π.χ. αυτοεκτίμηση, πίστη στον εαυτό), κοινωνικό επίπεδο (αποδοχή από το σύνολο, παρέες κ.α.).
Βλ. αναλυτικά Φ. Σπυρόπουλος, Σχολικός τραμπουκισμός, εκδ. Αντ. Ν. Σάκκουλα, Αθήνα – Κομοτηνή, 2011, σ. 53 επ.
Πρβλ. Τη διδακτορική μου διατριβή «Χωρίς δικαίωμα πρόσβαση σε ηλεκτρονικά δεδομένα (hacking)», τμήμα Νομικής Ε.Κ.Π.Α., Ιανουάριος 2015.
Φ. Σπυρόπουλος, «Digital και cyber bullying και αθέμιτη χρήση ηλεκτρονικών πληροφοριών ως το “bullying” του μέλλοντος – Γνώση και πρόληψη», πρακτικά 2ου συνεδρίου Υποδιεύθυνσης Δίωξης Ηλεκτρονικού Εγκλήματος ΕΛ.ΑΣ., 2013, σ. 62 επ.
Χαρακτηριστικά, bullying μπορεί να εντοπιστεί οπουδήποτε αναπτύσσονται σχέσεις εξουσίας π.χ. στον εργασιακό χώρο [bullying at work – για το bullying at work βλ. ενδεικτικά Nicola Hart, Joanna Hurd, Martineau Johnson, Teacher stress; The consequences of HARASSMENT & BULLYING, Monitor Press, 2000, S. Einarsen, H. Hoel, D. Zapf & C. L. Cooper (Eds.), Bullying and emotional abuse in the workplace. International perspectives in research and practice, Taylor & Francis, London, 2003 και στην ελληνική βιβλιογραφία Π. Μπουμπουχερόπουλου, Mobbing – Ευθύνη λόγω ηθικής παρενόχλησης στην εργασία, εκδ. Σάκκουλα, Αθήνα – Θεσσαλονίκη, 2014, και του ιδίου Μοbbing – Ηθική παρενόχληση, μονομερής βλαπτική μεταβολή και χρηματική ικανοποίηση λόγω ηθικής βλάβης: σχόλιο στην Ειρ. Αχαρνών 482/2013, Επιθεώρησις Εργατικού Δικαίου, 2015, τ. 74, σ. 169-178], στον στρατό [σύμφωνα με το Βρετανικό Υπουργείο Άμυνας ως bullying στον στρατό ορίζεται «η χρήση φυσικής δύναμης ή η κατάχρηση της εξουσίας για τον εκφοβισμό ή την θυματοποίηση άλλων ή για την επιβολή μη προβλεπόμενων ποινών» (The Values and Standards of the BritishArmy – A Guide to Soldiers, Ministry of Defence, UK March 2000, paragraph 23). Βέβαια, έχει διατυπωθεί και η άποψη ότι μια τέτοια συμπεριφορά επιτρέπεται στο πλαίσιο της «στρατιωτικοποίησης» (από την ηλεκτρονική εγκυκλοπαίδεια www.wikipedia. gr). Για περαιτέρω αναλύσεις αναφορικά με το bullying στο στρατό βλ. Jean M. Callaghan and Franz Kernic, Social Psychology of the Individual Soldier, Armed Forces and International Security: Global Trends and Issues, Lit Verlag, Munster, 2003], στη φυλακή (Jane L. Ireland, “Bullying” among prisoners: areviewofresearch(url: http://www. sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VH7-3Y222BW7&_user= 10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId= 994418167&_rerunOrigin=google&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion= 0&_userid=10&md5=b701099c1f97ba7d392d1eab71a308e4#m 4.cor) ή ακόμη και σε διεθνές επίπεδο (ή αλλιώς jingoism [βλ. ενδεικτικά http ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Bullying καθώς και http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Jingoism].
Πρβλ. για την σημασία των ηθών στο πώς εκλαμβάνεται το bullying K. Rigby, Bullying in schools and what to do about it, p. 120, όπ. π.
Πρβλ. Ν. Ανδρουλάκη, Ποινικόν Δίκαιον – Ειδικόν Μέρος, εκδ. Αντ. Ν. Σάκκουλα, 1974, Ελ. Συμεωνίδου – Καστανίδου, Εγκλήματα κατά της ζωής, 2η εκδ., εκδ. Σάκκουλα Α.Ε., Αθήνα – Θεσσαλονίκη, 2001, Ιωάν. Μπέκας, Εγκλήματα κατά της ζωής και της υγείας, εκδ. Π. Ν. Σάκκουλα, 2002.
Πρβλ. Δ. Σπινέλλη, Ποινικό Δίκαιο – Ειδικό μέρος, Εγκλήματα κατά της τιμής (ά. 361-369 ΠΚ), εκδ. Αντ. Ν. Σάκκουλα, Αθήνα – Κομοτηνή, 1982 καθώς και Δ. Κιούπη, Προσβολές της τιμής – Η εξύβριση, εκδ. Αντ. Ν. Σάκκουλα, Αθήνα – Κομοτηνή, 2009.
Σχετικά με την προσέγγιση της προστασίας των προσωπικών δεδομένων στην ελληνική επιστημονική βιβλιογραφίας πρβλ. ενδεικτικά τα εξής δύο σημαντικά πονήματα: Π. Αρμαμέντος & Β. Σωτηρόπουλος, Προσωπικά δεδομένα – Ερμηνεία Ν. 2472/1997, εκδ. Σάκκουλα, Αθήνα – Θεσσαλονίκη, 2005 και Ιωάν. Ιγγλεζάκης, Ευαίσθητα προσωπικά δεδομένα, εκδ. Π. Ν. Σάκκουλα, Αθήνα-Θεσσαλονίκη, 2003, σ. 109 και ειδικότερα για το διαδίκτυο Ευγενίας Αλεξανδροπούλου – Αιγυπτιάδου, Η νομική προστασία των προσωπικών δεδομένων κατά την πλοήγηση των ανηλίκων στο Διαδίκτυο, εις: Κ. Σιώμου και Γ. Φλώρου (εκδ. επιμ.), Έρευνα, πρόληψη, αντιμετώπιση των κινδύνων στη χρήση του διαδικτύου, Ελληνική Εταιρεία Μελέτης της Διαταραχής του Εθισμού στο Διαδίκτυο, Λάρισα, 2011, σ. 141.
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Useful Idiots, Enablers by Chip Proser

I'm guessing Jonathan Chait and Glenn Greenwald are not sitting down for some blinis and caviar at the Russian Tea Room any time soon. Chait's New York magazine collusion column over the weekend, Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart-- Or His Handler, is the kind of thing that sends Trumpists-- as well as Greenwald-- into a rage. Chait wrote that when the news of the Russian hack of the DNC broke in June, 2016, "nobody raised the faintest suspicions that Russia wished to alter the outcome of the election, let alone that Trump or anybody connected with him might have been in cahoots with a foreign power. It was a third-rate cyberburglary. Nothing to see here." Since then "trying to discern the size and shape of the scandal is an exercise in uncertainty." The legitimacy of the Trumpist regime is at stake... The media," Chait asserts, "has treated the notion that Russia has personally compromised the president of the United States as something close to a kook theory" and then proposes that an "unlikely but possible" theory "that this is all much worse than we suspect," that Trump has been a Russian agent since the late '80s.
The first intimations that Trump might harbor a dark secret originated among America’s European allies, which, being situated closer to Russia, have had more experience fending off its nefarious encroachments. In 2015, Western European intelligence agencies began picking up evidence of communications between the Russian government and people in Donald Trump’s orbit. In April 2016, one of the Baltic states shared with then–CIA director John Brennan an audio recording of Russians discussing funneling money to the Trump campaign. In the summer of 2016, Robert Hannigan, head of the U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ, flew to Washington to brief Brennan on intercepted communications between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The contents of these communications have not been disclosed, but what Brennan learned obviously unsettled him profoundly. In congressional testimony on Russian election interference last year, Brennan hinted that some Americans might have betrayed their country. “Individuals who go along a treasonous path,” he warned, “do not even realize they’re along that path until it gets to be a bit too late.” In an interview this year, he put it more bluntly: “I think [Trump] is afraid of the president of Russia. The Russians may have something on him personally that they could always roll out and make his life more difficult.”

...[This theory] would mean the Russia scandal began far earlier than conventionally understood and ended later-- indeed, is still happening. As Trump arranges to meet face-to-face and privately with Vladimir Putin later this month, the collusion between the two men metastasizing from a dark accusation into an open alliance, it would be dangerous not to consider the possibility that the summit is less a negotiation between two heads of state than a meeting between a Russian-intelligence asset and his handler.

It is often said that Donald Trump has had the same nationalistic, zero-sum worldview forever. But that isn’t exactly true. Yes, his racism and mendacity have been evident since his youth, but those who have traced the evolution of his hypernationalism all settle on one year in particular: 1987. Trump “came onto the political stage in 1987 with a full-page ad in the New York Times attacking the Japanese for relying on the United States to defend it militarily,” reported Edward Alden, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. “The president has believed for 30 years that these alliance commitments are a drain on our finite national treasure,” a White House official told the Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin. Tom Wright, another scholar who has delved into Trump’s history, reached the same conclusion. “1987 is Trump’s breakout year. There are only a couple of examples of him commenting on world politics before then.”

What changed that year? One possible explanation is that Trump published The Art of the Deal, which sped up his transformation from an aggressive, publicity-seeking New York developer to a national symbol of capitalism. But the timing for this account does not line up perfectly-- the book came out on November 1, and Trump had begun opining loudly on trade and international politics two months earlier. The other important event from that year is that Trump visited Moscow.

During the Soviet era, Russian intelligence cast a wide net to gain leverage over influential figures abroad. (The practice continues to this day.) The Russians would lure or entrap not only prominent politicians and cultural leaders, but also people whom they saw as having the potential for gaining prominence in the future. In 1986, Soviet ambassador Yuri Dubinin met Trump in New York, flattered him with praise for his building exploits, and invited him to discuss a building in Moscow. Trump visited Moscow in July 1987. He stayed at the National Hotel, in the Lenin Suite, which certainly would have been bugged. There is not much else in the public record to describe his visit, except Trump’s own recollection in The Art of the Deal that Soviet officials were eager for him to build a hotel there. (It never happened.)

Trump returned from Moscow fired up with political ambition. He began the first of a long series of presidential flirtations, which included a flashy trip to New Hampshire. Two months after his Moscow visit, Trump spent almost $100,000 on a series of full-page newspaper ads that published a political manifesto. “An open letter from Donald J. Trump on why America should stop paying to defend countries that can afford to defend themselves,” as Trump labeled it, launched angry populist charges against the allies that benefited from the umbrella of American military protection. “Why are these nations not paying the United States for the human lives and billions of dollars we are losing to protect their interests?”

Trump’s letter avoided the question of whom the U.S. was protecting those countries from. The primary answer, of course, was the Soviet Union. After World War II, the U.S. had created a liberal international order and underwritten its safety by maintaining the world’s strongest military. A central goal of Soviet, and later Russian, foreign policy was to split the U.S. from its allies.

The safest assumption is that it’s entirely coincidental that Trump launched a national campaign, with himself as spokesman, built around themes that dovetailed closely with Soviet foreign-policy goals shortly after his Moscow stay. Indeed, it seems slightly insane to contemplate the possibility that a secret relationship between Trump and Russia dates back this far. But it can’t be dismissed completely. How do you even think about the small but real chance-- 10 percent? 20 percent?-- that the president of the United States has been covertly influenced or personally compromised by a hostile foreign power for decades?

Russian intelligence gains influence in foreign countries by operating subtly and patiently. It exerts different gradations of leverage over different kinds of people, and uses a basic tool kit of blackmail that involves the exploitation of greed, stupidity, ego, and sexual appetite. All of which are traits Trump has in abundance.



Throughout his career, Trump has always felt comfortable operating at or beyond the ethical boundaries that constrain typical businesses. In the 1980s, he worked with La Cosa Nostra, which controlled the New York cement trade, and later employed Michael Cohen and Felix Sater, both of whom have links to the Russian Mafia. Trump habitually refused to pay his counterparties, and if the people he burned (or any journalists) got in his way, he bullied them with threats. Trump also reportedly circulated at parties for wealthy men featuring cocaine and underage girls.

One might think this notoriety immunizes Trump from blackmail. Curiously, however, Trump’s tolerance for risk has always been matched by careful control over information. He maintains a fanatical secrecy about his finances and has paid out numerous settlements to silence women. The combination of a penchant for compromising behavior, a willingness to work closely with criminals, and a desire to protect aspects of his privacy makes him the ideal blackmail target.

It is not difficult to imagine that Russia quickly had something on Trump, from either exploits during his 1987 visit or any subsequent embarrassing behavior KGB assets might have uncovered. But the other leverage Russia enjoyed over Trump for at least 15 years is indisputable-- in fact, his family has admitted to it multiple times. After a series of financial reversals and his brazen abuse of bankruptcy laws, Trump found it impossible to borrow from American banks and grew heavily reliant on unconventional sources of capital. Russian cash proved his salvation. From 2003 to 2017, people from the former USSR made 86 all-cash purchases-- a red flag of potential money laundering-- of Trump properties, totaling $109 million. In 2010, the private-wealth division of Deutsche Bank also loaned him hundreds of millions of dollars during the same period it was laundering billions in Russian money. “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” said Donald Jr. in 2008. “We don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia,” boasted Eric Trump in 2014.

Since Vladimir Putin, a former KGB agent, rose to power in 1999, money has become a key source of Russian political leverage. The Russian state (and hence Putin) controls the most lucrative sectors of its economy, and Russian investment is not designed solely to maximize return. Shady business transactions offer the perfect cover for covert payments, since just about the entire Russian economy is shady. Trump’s adamant refusal to disclose his tax returns has many possible explanations, but none is more obvious than the prospect that he is hiding what are effectively bribes.

During the Obama administration, Russia grew more estranged from the United States as its aggressive behavior toward its neighbors triggered hostile responses from NATO. Putin grew increasingly enamored of reactionary social theories portraying traditional, conservative, Christian Europe as pitted in a civilizational struggle against both decadent liberalism and radical Islam. Also during this time, Trump carved out a brand as a populist hero of the right by publicly questioning Obama’s birthplace and legitimacy.

In July 2013, Trump visited Moscow again. If the Russians did not have a back-channel relationship or compromising file on Trump 30 years ago, they very likely obtained one then. Former FBI director James Comey recounts in his book that Trump was obsessed with reports that he had been recorded in a hotel room watching prostitutes urinate on a bed that Barack Obama had once slept in. Trump, Comey wrote, “argued that it could not be true because he had not stayed overnight in Moscow but had only used the hotel room to change his clothes.” The journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn have reconstructed Trump’s trip to Moscow and established that he did in fact stay overnight.

This was not the only allegation Trump forcefully and implausibly denied in his early meetings with Comey. He also denied that he had offered a pornographic-film star money to come to his room, grabbed a woman sitting next to him on an airplane, and mocked a disabled reporter at a rally. The other denials have gained no credence in the media. (Indeed, the last incident was broadcast on national television.) But Trump’s dismissal of the Moscow-hotel-room allegation has been given the benefit of the doubt by most reporters, who typically describe the charge as “salacious” and “unverified,” which it most certainly is, and treat that to mean “absurd,” which it is not. There is growing reason to think the pee tape might indeed exist.

There has never been much doubt about Russia’s motive to engineer a caper like this. Russian intelligence has a documented and long-standing practice of gathering compromising intelligence on visiting dignitaries. The use of prostitutes and the bugging of hotel rooms are standard. The skepticism has instead focused on both the source of the allegations, former British-intelligence official turned private investigator Christopher Steele, and Trump himself.

Steele’s dossier burst into public view in January 2017, introducing so many astonishing claims into the public domain that it read like politicized fiction, a modern-day Protocols of the Elders of Zion. “There has been no public corroboration of the salacious allegations against Mr. Trump, nor of the specific claims about coordination between his associates and the Russians,” the Times stated authoritatively last fall. “In fact, some of those claims have been challenged with supporting evidence. For instance, Mr. Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, produced his passport to rebut the dossier’s claim that he had secret meetings in Prague with a Russian official last year.”

The truth is that much of the reporting of the Russia scandal over the past 18 months has followed the contours of what Steele’s sources told him. Steele reported that “the Kremlin had been feeding Trump and his team valuable intelligence on his opponents, including Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton,” in June 2016, days after the Trump Tower meeting occurred but a year before it would be publicly confirmed. Steele obtained early news of the Kremlin’s strategy to exploit divides within the Democratic Party through social media; the role of Carter Page, a member of Trump’s foreign-policy team whom Russia had been trying to cultivate as a spy since at least 2013; and other now-familiar elements of the story.

Even the accusations in the dossier that have purportedly been refuted have gained support from law enforcement. Mueller has reportedly obtained evidence that Cohen actually did visit Prague during the 2016 campaign, contrary to his denials. The FBI has learned that Cohen “was in frequent contact with foreign individuals” who “had knowledge of or played a role in 2016 election meddling,” according to BuzzFeed News.

Then there is Trump himself. While the president’s character has never been exactly deemed above reproach, some doubts have lingered about whether he would really hire prostitutes to defile a bed merely because Obama had slept there and whether a tape of such a thing would truly shame him.

These questions have been answered in the affirmative. Trump’s payment of hush money to Stormy Daniels and other women proves that he holds his sexual privacy dear. And the obsessive hatred of Obama that grew out of Trump’s humiliation at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner has blossomed into a perverse and often self-destructive mania. People both inside and outside the administration report that Trump will ultimately pick whatever option he believes is the negation of Obama’s legacy. “He will ask: ‘Did Obama approve this?’ And if the answer is affirmative, he will say: ‘We don’t,’” a European diplomat told BuzzFeed News.

Isikoff and Corn reported that Trump and many of the people who accompanied him on the 2013 trip to Moscow had, earlier that year, visited a club in Las Vegas that regularly performed “simulated sex acts of bestiality and grotesque sadomasochism,” including shows in which strippers simulated urinating. Isikoff and Corn do not establish what kind of performance was on display the night Trump visited. It may or may not have involved bodily fluids. But the notion that a display of exotic sex acts lies totally outside the range of behavior Trump would enjoy is quaint and unfounded.

It’s not necessary to believe that Putin always knew he might install Trump in the Oval Office to find the following situation highly plausible: Sometime in 2015, the Russian president recognized that he had, in one of his unknown number of intelligence files, an inroad into American presidential politics. The Republican nominees from 2008 and 2012 had both run on a hawkish position against Russia (Mitt Romney had called the country America’s “No. 1 geopolitical foe”). Now, on the fringes of the GOP primaries, there was a candidate opening up what was, from Putin’s standpoint, a much-needed flank against not just Obama but his former secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aggressive position against Russia.

Trump praised Putin’s toughness and called for a thaw in relations between the two countries. At first, Putin likely considered him simply a way to goad his American foes. Then Trump captured the nomination and his value increased exponentially.

At that point, it would have been strange if Russia didn’t help Trump. After all, Russians covertly support allied politicians abroad all the time. Putin naturally sees intelligence work as central to foreign policy, and his foreign policy is fundamentally threatened by democratic, socially progressive Western Europe. During his tenure, Russia has formed overt or covert ties to right-wing parties in France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece, and Bulgaria. France’s right-wing party received an $11 million loan from Russia; its counterparts in Bulgaria and Greece were alleged (but not proved) to have taken funding under the table, too. More often, Russians intermingle financial dealings with political subterfuge in a complex web that appears superficially legitimate.


...For all the ambiguous, suspicious facts surrounding Trump’s ties to Russia, Manafort’s role is the most straightforward. He is an utterly amoral consultant and spent at least a decade directly advancing Russian foreign-policy interests while engaging in systemic corruption.

The story begins in 2005, when Manafort proposed to work for billionaire Russian aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska. Manafort, a Republican operative who had hired himself out to a variety of global villains, promised he would “influence politics, business dealings, and news coverage inside the United States, Europe, and former Soviet Republics to benefit President Vladimir Putin’s government” in a memo described by the Associated Press.

Russia’s oligarchs put their wealth and power at Putin’s disposal, or they don’t remain oligarchs for long. This requirement is not lost on Deripaska. “I don’t separate myself from the state,” Deripaska told the Financial Times in 2007. “I have no other interests.” A 2006 U.S. diplomatic cable described him as “among the 2-3 oligarchs Putin turns to on a regular basis.” Working for Deripaska meant working for Putin.

There’s no doubt Manafort’s offer was taken up. Deripaska hired Manafort for $10 million a year, and Manafort worked to advance Russian interests in Ukraine, Georgia, and Montenegro. Manafort brought on as his business partner in these endeavors Konstantin Kilimnik, a former member of Russia’s foreign military-intelligence agency who-- according to an indictment by Mueller — still has ties to Russian intelligence.

The mystery is exactly when, or whether, Manafort’s service to Deripaska-- which is to say, to Putin-- ended. He has hidden many of his proceeds and indeed now faces charges of money laundering. In 2010, Manafort received a $10 million loan from Deripaska, which he funneled through his shell company. (Manafort had used the same shell company to buy an apartment in Trump Tower, for cash, in 2006.)

Spending lavishly and deep in debt, Manafort went underground in 2014. Deripaska, seeking to recover funds he believed Manafort owed him, went to court, where one of his lawyers stated, “It appears that Paul Manafort and Rick Gates”-- Manafort’s longtime associate-- “have simply disappeared.” Two years later, Manafort resurfaced as Trump’s campaign manager, with Gates as his deputy, and set out to use his position to regain favor with his estranged patron. In leaked emails to Kilimnik, Manafort referred to his new standing and asked, “How do we use to get whole?” Kilimnik assured Manafort, “We will get back to the original relationship.” That is, Manafort was asking about, and Kilimnik was confirming, the possibility of trading his position as Trump’s campaign manager for debt forgiveness from Deripaska.

This much was clear in March 2016: The person who managed the campaign of a pro-Russian candidate in Ukraine was now also managing the campaign of a pro-Russian candidate in the United States. And Trump’s campaign certainly looked like the same play Putin had run many times before: Trump inflamed internal ethnic division, assailed the corruption of the elite, attacked Western allies while calling for cooperation with Russia, and sowed distrust in the fairness of the vote count. And in addition to deploying social-media bots and trolls, Russia apparently spent directly to help elect Trump. The FBI is investigating Alexander Torshin, a Russian banker who built ties to Republicans and allegedly funneled campaign funds to the National Rifle Association, which spent three times as much to help Trump as it had on behalf of Romney four years earlier.

Trump surrounded himself with several staffers, in addition to Manafort, with unusually close ties to Russia. His national-security adviser, Michael Flynn, had traveled to Moscow in 2015 to fête Putin at a banquet; George Papadopoulos met with Russian officials during the campaign; Russia had marked Carter Page as a possible asset. Michael Cohen and Felix Sater, the two business associates of Trump’s with decades-long ties to Russian organized crime, engaged in a mix of diplomatic and commercial negotiations with Russia during the campaign.


Several Trump advisers knew Russia was working to help Trump. Papadopoulos let it slip that Russia had dirt on Clinton; Roger Stone, a former longtime business partner of Manafort’s who communicated regularly with Trump throughout the campaign, knew what material WikiLeaks had obtained, according to two associates. Stone also repeatedly boasted of his back-channel contacts to Julian Assange and flaunted advance knowledge of what dirt Assange had. Between a pair of phone conversations Donald Jr. had to set up his Trump Tower meeting, he spoke with someone with a blocked phone number. (His father has a blocked phone number.) John K. Mashburn, a former campaign and current White House staffer, testified in March that he recalled receiving an email in early 2016 that Russia had negative information on Clinton.

Russia’s hacking appears, in short, to have been common knowledge within the campaign. Despite that, Trump repeatedly denied that Russia had any involvement with the email hacking, suggesting China or a 400-pound man might be the true culprit. Trump and his advisers also made at least 20 false public denials that they had any contact with Russian officials during the campaign.

...One example of the kind Trump’s campaign may still be hiding came briefly to light two summers ago. In July 2016, a loose-knit community of computer scientists and cybersecurity experts discovered a strange pattern of online traffic between two computer servers. One of those servers belonged to Alfa Bank in Moscow and the other to the Trump Organization. Alfa Bank’s owners had “assumed an unforeseen level of prominence and influence in the economic and political affairs of their nation,” as a federal court once put it.

The analysts noted that the traffic between the two servers occurred during office hours in New York and Moscow and spiked in correspondence with major campaign events, suggesting it entailed human communication rather than bots. More suspiciously, after New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau asked Alfa Bank about it but before he brought it up with the Trump campaign, the server in Trump Tower shut down. The timing strongly implied Alfa Bank was communicating with Trump.

In October, Slate’s Franklin Foer broke the story of the servers and the computer scientists’ analysis about what it seemed to mean, which he called “a suggestive body of evidence that doesn’t absolutely preclude alternative explanations.” When Foer’s story landed, the political world treated it as insane. Vox, which had dismissed reports about Trump’s secret Russian ties as “poorly evidenced conspiracy theories,” savaged the server report. The Intercept called it “wacky.” Lichtblau reported that the FBI was investigating the server but that it “ultimately concluded that there could be an innocuous explanation, like a marketing email or spam, for the computer contacts.”

That story became famous primarily for its headline conclusion, “Investigating Donald Trump, FBI Sees No Clear Link to Russia.” And yet, CNN reported in March 2017 that the FBI’s investigation into the server remained open. Meanwhile, the biggest mystery of Foer’s story-- why did Trump and Russia need a computer server to communicate?-- now has a coherent answer.

It was already apparent in 2016 that the highest-profile parts of Russia’s messaging machine, like RT and Sputnik, were biased toward Trump. But now we know that its social-media activity employed precise demographic and geographic targeting — far more precise than a foreign country would be expected to have and notably concentrated on “key demographic groups in areas of the states that turned out to be pivotal,” CNN reported. That information is highly valuable: When a Republican staffer named Aaron Nevins received stolen Democratic Party voter-profile data from Guccifer 2.0, the Russian-backed hacker, that summer, he wrote to the hacker, “This is probably worth millions of dollars.” The Alfa Bank server connection might not have been put to the exact same kind of collaborative purpose, but Russia’s social-media operation needed some fine-grained expertise to direct its targeted messages. It likely got it from somebody connected to Trump and quite possibly used the server to transmit directly with Trump Tower. If that server was transmitting data to and from Moscow, who in Trump Tower was feeding it?

...Now that he’s in office, Trump’s ties to Russia have attracted close scrutiny, and he has found his room to maneuver with Putin sharply constrained by his party. In early 2017, Congress passed sanctions to retaliate against Russia’s election attack. Trump lobbied to weaken them, and when they passed by vetoproof supermajorities, he was reportedly “apoplectic” and took four days to agree to sign the bill even knowing he couldn’t block it. After their passage, Trump has failed to enforce the sanctions as directed.

Trump also moved to return to Russia a diplomatic compound that had been taken by the Obama administration; announced that he and Putin had “discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit” to jointly guard against “election hacking”; and congratulated the Russian strongman for winning reelection, despite being handed a card before the call warning: “Do not congratulate.”

More recently, as Trump has slipped the fetters that shackled him in his first year in office, his growing confidence and independence have been expressed in a series of notably Russophilic moves. He has defied efforts by the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, and Canada to placate him, opening a deep rift with American allies. He announced that Russia should be allowed back into the G7, from which it had been expelled after invading Ukraine and seizing Crimea. Trump later explained that Russia had been expelled because “President Obama didn’t like [Putin]” and also because “President Obama lost Crimea, just so you understand. It’s his fault-- yeah, it’s his fault.”

During the conference, Trump told Western leaders that Crimea rightfully belongs to Russia because most of its people speak Russian. In private remarks, he implored French president Emmanuel Macron to leave the European Union, promising a better deal. Trump also told fellow leaders “NATO is as bad as NAFTA”-- reserving what for Trump counts as the most severe kind of insult to describe America’s closest military alliance. At a rally in North Dakota last month, he echoed this language: “Sometimes our worst enemies are our so-called friends or allies, right?”

Last summer, Putin suggested to Trump that the U.S. stop having joint military exercises with South Korea. Trump’s advisers, worried the concession would upset American allies, talked him out of the idea temporarily, but, without warning his aides, he offered it up in negotiations with Kim Jong-un. Again confounding his advisers, he has decided to arrange a one-on-one summit with Putin later this month, beginning with a meeting between the two heads of state during which no advisers will be present.

...Trump’s determination to conciliate Putin can’t be dismissed as casual trolling or some idle attraction to a friendly face. It has a serious cost: He is raising suspicions among the public, and among probably some hawkish Republican senators, whose support he very much needs against Mueller. His motive for these foreign-policy moves is obviously strong enough in his mind to be worth prolonging an investigation he is desperate to terminate.

There is one other way in which Trump’s behavior has changed in recent months. As Mueller has plunged deeper into his murky dealings with Russia, the president has increasingly abandoned the patina of innocence. Trump used to claim he would be vindicated, and his advisers insisted his periodic fits sprang from an irrational resentment that Mueller was tarnishing his election and obscuring his achievements.



Trump barely puts much effort into predicting a clean bill of health anymore. He acts like a man with a great deal to hide: declining to testify, dangling pardons to keep witnesses from incriminating him, publicly chastising his attorney general for not quashing the whole investigation, and endorsing Russia’s preposterous claims that it had nothing to do with the election at all. (“Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!” he tweeted last month, contradicting the conclusion of every U.S. intelligence agency.) Trump’s behavior toward Russia looks nothing like that of a leader of a country it attacked and exactly like that of an accessory after the fact.

“After” could be optimistic. The logic of Russia’s role in helping Trump has not changed since the election. If Trump’s campaign hired hackers to penetrate his opponent’s communications or voting machines, they would risk arrest. But Putin can hire hackers with impunity. Mueller can indict Russians, and he has, but he can’t arrest them unless they decide to leave Russia. Outsourcing Trump’s hacking work to Putin made perfect sense for both men in 2016, and still does.

And if you’re Putin, embarking upon a coveted summit with the most Russophilic president since World War II, who is taking a crowbar to the alliance of your enemies, why wouldn’t you help him in 2018 and 2020? Ever since the fall of 2016, when Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell privately turned down an Obama-administration proposal for a bipartisan warning to Russia not to interfere in the election, the underlying dynamic has been set: Most Republicans would rather win an election with Putin’s help than lose one without it. The Democrats, brimming with rage, threaten to investigate Russian activity if they win a chamber of Congress this November. For Putin to redouble his attack-- by hacking into voting machines or some other method-- would be both strategic and in keeping with his personality. Why stop now?

Meanwhile, the White House has eliminated its top cybersecurity position. That might simply reflect a Republican bias against bureaucratic expertise. But it might also be just what it looks like: The cop on the beat is being fired because his boss is in cahoots with the crooks.

Shortly before Trump’s inauguration, according to Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman, Israeli intelligence officials gathered at CIA headquarters, where they were told something astonishing: Russia, the agency believed, had “leverages of pressure” over the incoming president. Therefore, the agency advised the Israelis to consider the possibility that Trump might pass their secrets on to Russia. The Israelis dismissed the warning as outlandish. Who could believe that the world’s most powerful country was about to hand its presidency to a Russian dupe? That the United States government had, essentially, fallen?

A few months later, Trump invited Russian diplomats into the Oval Office. He boasted to them that he had fired “nut job” James Comey. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.” At the same meeting, Trump passed on to the Russians a highly sensitive intelligence secret Israel had captured from a valuable source inside ISIS. It was the precise danger Israel had been cautioned about.

Like many of the suspicious facts surrounding Trump’s relations with Russia, it was possible to construct a semi-innocent defense. Maybe he just likes to brag about what he knows. Maybe he’s just too doddering to remember what’s a secret. And as often happens, these unwieldy explanations gained general acceptance. It seemed just too crazy to consider the alternative: It was all exactly what it appeared to be.



Today, only 2 senators-- Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee (R-UT)-- voted against Jack Reed's amendment-- cosponsored by, among others, Pat Toomey (R-PA), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA)-- reaffirming the American commitment to NATO-- a very direct slap in the face of Trump and his affinity to Putin and the Kremlin. It passed 97-2. Also, earlier today, the Center for American Progress, released a new report from their Moscow Project, Putin's Payout: 10 Ways Trump Has Supported Putin's Foreign Policy Agenda. The gist of it:
Putin’s Goal: Weaken and divide the transatlantic alliance.
Putin’s Payout: Trump undermines US relationships with European allies and calls the US’s commitment to NATO into question.
Putin’s Goal: Degrade the European Union and foster pro-Russian political movements.
Putin’s Payout: Trump attacks the EU and actively supports anti-EU, Kremlin-backed parties.
• Putin’s Goal: Disrupt American leadership of the global economic order.
Putin’s Payout: Trump is eagerly pushing for an all-out trade war with Europe.
 Putin’s Goal: Build global resentment and distrust towards the US and stoke anti-American sentiment.
Putin’s Payout: America’s closest allies are explicitly suspicious and distrusting of the US because of Trump’s rhetoric and actions.
 Putin’s Goal: Relieve economic and domestic political pressure from US sanctions on Russia.
Putin’s Payout: Trump tries to roll back, impede, and blunt the impact of sanctions at every step.
 Putin’s Goal: Legitimize his regime in the eyes of the world.
Putin’s Payout: Trump repeatedly praises and defends Putin, lending the weight of the US presidency providing validation towards Putin’s cause.
Putin’s Goal: Revive Russia’s status as a great power and gain international recognition for its illegal seizure of Crimea.
Putin’s Payout: Trump publicly says that Crimea is part of Russia and calls for Russia to be welcomed back into the international community with no concessions.
Putin’s Goal: Continue to sow discord in Western democracies and avoid repercussions for interfering in US and European elections.
Putin’s Payout: Trump dismisses Russian interference and has done nothing to prevent future meddling, putting him at odds with his own intelligence community.
Putin’s Goal: Soften America’s adversarial stance toward Russia.
Putin’s Payout: Trump is shifting the Republican Party’s generations-long hawkish views on Russia.
Putin’s Goal: Destabilize the US from within.
Putin’s Payout: Trump attacks US institutions while driving divisive politics and eroding democratic norms.


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The Greek government has decided to expel two Russian diplomats, and ban the entry into Greece of two more, accusing them of intrusion into domestic affairs and illegal acts against Greece’s national security. More specifically, Athens is accusing the Russian diplomats of efforts to extract and circulate information, and to bribe Greek state operatives, which […]

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Ένα παραμύθι με πολλές παραλλαγές. Το πιο γνωστό είναι μια μεξικάνικη ιστορία για την La Llorona – Η Γυναίκα που κλαίει. Η ιστορία αναφέρεται σε μια πολύ παλιά ιστορία, όταν μια όμορφη πριγκίπισσα, η Dona Luisa de Loveros, ερωτεύτηκε έναν όμορφο Μεξικανό ευγενή, ο οποίος ονομαζόταν Δον Nuna de Montesclaros. Η πριγκίπισσα τον είχε αγαπήσει […]

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Thundery across Germany and eastern Europe but fair to the west Wednesday Heavy showers in northern Spain and the far north of Portugal today. Fair for the rest of Iberia with ots of sunshine and hot weather. Scattered showers in the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Showers affecting the far north of Italy but most of the country should be dry and sunny. Fair too in Greece and Turkey with lots of sunshine and feeling very warm. Fair in France with lots of very warm sunshine to come here. Scattered showers in the Low Countries. Heavy showers for much of Germany and Poland, these thundery and torrential in places. Further thunderstorms in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland. Mainly fair for Denmark with lots of sunshine. Fine for Sweden with plenty of sunshine. Scattered showers in the Baltic States and in Finland. Sunny spells and mostly dry for Sweden although some showers in the south.

Thursday The risk of torrential thunderstorms in northern Spain and the north of Portugal on Thursday. Fair for most of the rest of Spain and Portugal with plenty of hot sunshine. Remaining sunny and warm in the Balearics as well as Corsica and Sardinia. Some cloud and a few showers in the far north of Italy but fine for most of the country with lots of sunshine. Greece and Turkey should be dry and sunny throughout. Scattered showers affecting France but dry and sunny for most. Thunderstorms developing in the Low Countries. Wet weather developing in Germany and Poland with showers, thunderstorms and longer periods of rain. Cloud and outbreaks of rain in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland. Broken cloud and sunny spells as well as dry in Denmark. The threat of thunderstorms developing in the Baltic States. Finland will be drier with sunny spells. Scattered showers in Sweden. Heavy showers and thunderstorms affecting Norway.


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Don't give up on hope.

A daily column on what the ALP have as a policy, supported by a local member, and how it has 'helped' the local community. I'll stop if I cannot identify a policy. Feel free to make suggestions. Contact me on FB, not twitter. I have twitter, but never look at it. 

Gabrielle Williams was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers, working with the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing and the Minister for Families and Children. 


As part of the November 24th Vic election campaign I have a petition I want to bring before the Opposition Leader Matthew Guy. I believe Matthew will be the next premier of Victoria and so I am petitioning him as I raise the issues of Employment, Crime and Education in Dandenong. I am also seeking money for my campaign. I don't have party resources, and so my campaign is on foot, and on the internet. Any money I receive that is not spent on the campaign will go to Grow 4 Life. I am asking questions like "What do you love about Dandenong?" and "If you could change something in Dandenong to make it better, what would it be?" I'm not limiting the questions to state issues. I'm happy to discuss anything, and get things done.

I am a decent man and don't care for the abuse given me. I created a video raising awareness of anti police feeling among western communities. I chose the senseless killing of Nicola Cotton, a Louisiana policewoman who joined post Katrina, to highlight the issue. I did this in order to get an income after having been illegally blacklisted from work in NSW for being a whistleblower. I have not done anything wrong. Local council appointees refused to endorse my work, so I did it for free. Youtube's Adsence refused to allow me to profit from their marketing it. Meanwhile, I am hostage to abysmal political leadership and hopeless journalists. My shopfront has opened on Facebook.

Here is a video I made Ballad of Mytzi The Puppy 

The Ballad of Mytzi The Puppy was written as a sequel to 'The Mystery of Webster's Curse.' There was a small opening through which this story might come into being. Master had killed his sister, Mistress, because of the curse. Mytzi was a witness. Mytzi goes seeking justice .. or revenge. It is a tough world for a puppy on its own. This is not about the curse, but about the puppy. It has a beginning, middle and an end.

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=== from 2017 ===
Some things should not happen, but they do. Malcolm Turnbull shot himself in the foot delivering a speech nearly identical to one he had delivered in Victoria earlier in the year. There was nothing eye opening in the speech. But typical of the frat boy, journalists had been briefed on the speech prior to it being delivered. And they had been told it was going to be a hit at Tony Abbott, and reported that, by claiming the Liberal Party was not a conservative party. So Turnbull had taken his absence overseas to expand a factional battle in his own party. It is understandable Turnbull wants to secure his legacy as PM. That must be the reason for the speech. Some good people would have written it so as to not do what Turnbull did with his frat boy cleverness Miranda Devine would call 'fox like.' Jeff Kennett correctly highlighted the stupidity of it. Abbott had had Turnbull in a broad tent cabinet, Turnbull rejected talent in his cabinet. It was reminiscent of when then Communications Minister Turnbull appeared pictured behind a sandwich board guy with "Abbott you c#nt" written on it. It later turned out Turnbull had paid the guy $50 for the staged photo op. Stupid. Counter productive. Utterly wasteful. Indulgent. How long will the Liberal Party endure such misbehaviour from their party leader? Turnbull sucks oxygen away from good news, like Cormann's negotiated success with Trump's USA over trade impositions on steel. 

In 472, after being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius was captured in the St. Peter's Basilica and put to death. Anthermius had been placed on the throne by Ricimer, a goth born Roman general. Ricimer married Anthemius' daughter, but drifted apart. Open hostility broke out and Constantinople tried to help, but made things worse. 1174, Baldwin IV, 13, became King of Jerusalem, with Raymond III, Count of Tripoli as regent and William of Tyre as chancellor. 1302, Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) – a coalition around the Flemish cities defeated the king of France's royal army. The locals had been killing French peoples, and the French king intended to teach them a lesson in humiliation. He succeeded, badly. 

In 1801, French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons made his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovered another 36 comets, more than any other person in history. 1804, a duel occurred in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. 1893, the first cultured pearl was obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto. 1895, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrated movie film technology to scientists. 

In 1906, Murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette in the United States, inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy. Grace loved the song "Won't you come home Bill Bailey" and she got the nickname Billy. She would often sign letters as "the kid" She was lively and at age 20 was pregnant and unwed. Chester offered to journey with her to an unwed mother's home. He was the father. He killed her after taking her rowing on a lake. He was executed two years later. 1914, Babe Ruth made his debut in Major League Baseball. 1921, former President of the United States William Howard Taft was sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person ever to hold both offices. 1924, Eric Liddell won the gold medal in 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, after refusing to run in the heats for 100m, his favoured distance, on the Sunday 1930, Australian cricketer Donald Bradman scored a world record 309 runs in one day, on his way to the highest individual Test innings of 334, during a Test match against England

In 1940, World War IIVichy France regime was formally established. Philippe Pétain became Prime Minister of France. 1943, Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army within the Reichskommissariat Ukraine (Volhynia) peak. Also 1943, World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily – German and Italian troops launched a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily. 1947, the Exodus 1947 headed to Palestine from France. 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was first published, in the United States. 1962, first transatlantic satellite television transmission. Also 1962, Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announced lunar orbit rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth.

1972, the first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky started. 1979, America's first space station, Skylab, was destroyed as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean. 1995, the Srebrenica massacre was carried out. 2006, Mumbai train bombings: Two hundred nine people were killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India. 2012, astronomers announced the discovery of Styx, the fifth moon of Pluto.






















=== from 2016 ===
The NSW Government is being criticized for banning greyhound racing. Some argue that animals will die as a result of the decision. Some argue that many will lose money as a result of the decision. But it is hard to tell if the complaints are motivated by concern for the animals or hatred for a decision made by a conservative government. Some have argued that 'only' 20% of the industry have been called corrupt. Were organised crime to have 20% of any industry, I'd want it cleaned up. But Greyhound racing cannot be cleaned up in NSW as not even the regulators know how. Animal lives don't matter. No one would say a thing if the industry produced meat for human consumption. It is terrible for honest people who miss out on their income. No conservative government would lightly close industry. Margaret Thatcher closed coal mining in UK, but only after it became more expensive to mine than the UK received in returns. The problem for those in the industry is that they turned a blind eye to corruption. There is a cost to that. Malcolm Turnbull owns greyhounds. 

For some, at the moment, the Sex Party has more credibility.  
=== from 2015 ===
Italian consulate in Egypt is bombed with at least one killed. The consulate had not been open when it was bombed by what is thought to have been a car bomb at the end of Ramadan. 

FBI admits it failed to prevent gun killer from legally obtaining gun. The killer who went to a church with his weapon and killed several members of the congregation including a senator, had received his gun license in error after a check failed to show his arrest for drug charges. Without the gun, his attack would not have been as successful. He was also motivated by the flag of the Confederates from the Civil War, as have been a large number of bigots and haters through the ages.

Former Greek treasurer exemplifies debt issues. He calls for Greece to take on more debt she'll never repay. He is taking a day off parliament to go to the airport to send his daughter to Australia to live a good life she cannot have in debt laden Greece. 

ABC said to be independent of the government. Imagine how much it would cost if it were dependent on the government

Laurie Oakes who had called for Mr Abbott to resign is now calling for Mr Shorten to resign. 

Australia has a law against free speech which prevents discussion of a proposed constitutional amendment. Section 18c of the racial vilification act prevents full discussion of the important issue. But one thing should be obvious; Australia does not need an apartheid constitution which recognises race. 

Omar Sharif dies at age 83. From Lawrence of Arabia through the Last Valley, Sharif was a versatile actor who spoke English perfectly, as well as a half dozen other languages. He loved playing Bridge and achieved greatness in much he touched. He never remarried after he lost his wife, saying he never loved another woman. Earlier this year he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. 
From 2014
Those following Vikings and the story of Ragnar Lodbrok would be interested to know that on this day in 911, his brother, Rollo, signed the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte. It meant the creation of the duchy of Normandy and directly led to Rollo being the ancestor of today's Queen. Another signatory was the king of France, called Charles the Simple. The treaty meant Rollo would oppose other Viking assaults on French land. 

China sent a fleet of ships on a journey of discovery on this day in 1405. They would discover America and achieve many great things. But China was very big then too, and viewed herself, correctly, as the centre of world power, and so exploration was not a long term agenda. Europe became great explorers as they tried to find new ways to get to China. 

In 1796, The US took Detroit from Britain under treaty. In 1804, under a Democrat style President, Vice President Aaron Burr duelled with his political opponent Alexander Hamilton, killing him. But no one wanted to chase a Democrat over an illegal killing. In 1833, Aboriginal man Yagan, accused of killing settlers, was killed. His head was displayed in England as a curiosity. Finally it was returned to Australia and buried in ceremony in 2010. 1848, Waterloo Station opened. 1895, two brothers, August and Louis Lumiere demonstrate movie film to scientists. 1914, Babe Ruth debuts in Major League Baseball. 1921, former US President Taft was appointed as Chief justice to the US High Court, the only person ever to serve in both positions. 1930, Donald Bradman scored 309 runs in a day in a test match. The Exodus 1947 left from France to Palestine. 1960, Harper Lee, descended from General Lee, published To Kill a Mockingbird. 1962, Nasa announced project Apollo. 1972, Bobby Fisher squared off against Spassky for the world chess championship. 1995, Srebrenica massacre. Born on this day in 1274 is Robert the Bruce, 1653, Sarah Goode, 1767 John Quincy Adams, 1899 EB White, 1916 Gough Whitlam and in 1950, Bonnie Pointer. 
Historical perspective on this day
In 472, after being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius was captured in the St. Peter's Basilica and put to death. 911, signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy. 1174, Baldwin IV, 13, became King of Jerusalem, with Raymond III, Count of Tripoli as regent and William of Tyreas chancellor. 1302, Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) – a coalition around the Flemish cities defeated the king of France's royal army. 1346, Charles IVCount of Luxembourg and King of Bohemia, was elected King of the Romans.

In 1405, Ming admiral Zheng He set sail to explore the world for the first time. 1476, Giuliano della Rovere was appointed bishop of Coutances. 1576, Martin Frobisher sighted Greenland. 1616, Samuel de Champlain returned to Quebec. 1735, Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planet Pluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979. 1740, PogromJews were expelled from Little Russia. 1750, HalifaxNova Scotia was almost completely destroyed by fire. 1789, Jacques Necker was dismissed as France's Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille. 1796, the United States took possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty. 1798, the United States Marine Corps was re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.

In 1801, French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons made his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovered another 36 comets, more than any other person in history. 1804, a duel occurred in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. 1833, Noongar Australian aboriginalwarrior Yagan, wanted for the murder of white colonists in Western Australia, was killed. 1848, Waterloo railway station in London opened. 1864, American Civil WarBattle of Fort StevensConfederate forces attempted to invade Washington, D.C. 1882, the British Mediterranean Fleet began the Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt as part of the Anglo-Egyptian War. 1889, Tijuana, Mexico, was founded. 1893, the first cultured pearl was obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto. Also 1893, a revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, took over state power in Nicaragua. 1895, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumièredemonstrated movie film technology to scientists. 1897, Salomon August Andréeleft Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon. He later crashed and died.

In 1906, Murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette in the United States, inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy. 1914, Babe Ruth made his debut in Major League Baseball. Also 1914, USS Nevada (BB-36) was launched. 1919, the eight-hour day and free Sunday became law for workers in the Netherlands. 1920, in the East Prussian plebiscite the local populace decided to remain with Weimar Germany. 1921, a truce in the Irish War of Independence came into effect. Also 1921, the Red Army captured Mongolia from the White Army and established the Mongolian People's Republic. Also 1921, former President of the United States William Howard Taft was sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person ever to hold both offices. 1922, the Hollywood Bowl opened. 1924, Eric Liddell won the gold medal in 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, after refusing to run in the heats for 100m, his favoured distance, on the Sunday 1930, Australian cricketerDonald Bradman scored a world record 309 runs in one day, on his way to the highest individual Test innings of 334, during a Test match against England. 1934, Engelbert Zaschkaof Germany flew his large human-powered aircraft, the Zaschka Human-Power Aircraft, about 20 meters at Berlin Tempelhof Airport without assisted take-off. 1936, the Triborough Bridge in New York City was opened to traffic.

In 1940, World War IIVichy France regime was formally established. Philippe Pétainbecame Prime Minister of France. 1943, Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galiciaby the Ukrainian Insurgent Army within the Reichskommissariat Ukraine (Volhynia) peak. Also 1943, World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily – German and Italian troops launched a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily. 1947, the Exodus 1947 headed to Palestine from France. 1950, Pakistan joined the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank. 1957, Prince Karim Husseini Aga Khan IV inherited the office of Imamat as the 49th Imam of Shia Imami Ismai'li worldwide, after the death of Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah Aga Khan III. 1960, France legislated for the independence of Dahomey (later Benin), Upper Volta (later Burkina) and Niger. Also 1960, Congo Crisis: The State of Katanga broke away from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Also 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was first published, in the United States. 1962, first transatlantic satellite television transmission. Also 1962, Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announced lunar orbit rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth.

In 1971, Copper mines in Chile were nationalised. 1972, the first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky started. 1973, Varig Flight 820 crashed near Paris, France on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on board. In response, the FAA banned smoking on flights. 1977, Martin Luther King, Jr. was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 1978, Los Alfaques disaster: A truck carrying liquid gas crashed and exploded at a coastal campsite in Tarragona, Spain killing 216 tourists. 1979, America's first space station, Skylab, was destroyed as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean. 1990, Oka CrisisFirst Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada began. 1995, the Srebrenica massacre was carried out. 2006, Mumbai train bombings: Two hundred nine people were killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India. 2012, astronomers announced the discovery of Styx, the fifth moon of Pluto.
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I am publishing a book called Bread of Life: January

Bread of Life is a daily bible quote with a layman's understanding of the meaning. I give one quote for each day, and also a series of personal stories illustrating key concepts eg Who is God? What is a miracle? Why is there tragedy?

January is the first of the anticipated year-long work of thirteen books. One for each month and the whole year. It costs to publish. It (Kindle version) should retail at about $2US online, but the paperback version would cost more, according to production cost.
If you have a heart for giving, I fundraise at gofund.me/27tkwuc
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Editorials will appear in the "History in a Year by the Conservative Voice" series, starting with AugustSeptemberOctober, or at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/1482020262/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_dVHPub0MQKDZ4  The kindle version is cheaper, but the soft back version allows a free kindle version.

List of available items at Create Space
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Greece's government spokesman suggests Russian diplomats stationed in the country may be expelled over unlawful acts

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Greece will expel two Russian diplomats and ban entry to another two over suspicions they attempted to undermine a deal between Athens and Macedonia last month, Greek newspaper Kathimerini reports.
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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greece’s government spokesman is suggesting that Russian diplomats stationed in the country acted unlawfully and “disrespected” the Greek state, which may lead to their expulsion. Spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos told private TV station Skai on Wednesday that at “all measures” will be taken against the Russian diplomats. Tzakakopoulos made the remarks after […]
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[특별활동] 계발활동 이론과 실제[교육행정] 학교 도서관을 활용한 교수 학습방법0e[교수학습방법론] 협동학습[교육사회] 사회적발전, 문화적발전과 교육의 관계[교육심리] 다양한 교수방법과 그 사례들[초등학교 사회과 교육지도안] 다양한 교수 학습·평가 방식의 개발과 적용 목 차 Ⅰ Children s image of Greece Ⅰ-① Survey Ⅰ-② The concept of my Greece tour plan Ⅱ Resource collection ① www.newyorktimes.com Guilty Verdict in Case That Sparked Greek Riots Store Review: Greece Is for Lovers in Athens Ottoman Whispers in a Secret Corner of Greece REMIX; The 2.0 Report: Athens is the new Berlin Athens: Melissinos Art Frommer s Favorite Experiences A Historic Path Regions in Brief ② www.newsis.com ③위키백과 Ⅲ 여행계획서 ① An outline ②details of plan 1 Athens 2 Delphi The scene at Six D.O.G.S in Athens. It’s hard to believe that only six or seven years ago this shop-filled area known by the somewhat unwieldy title of the “historic commercial triangle” was a virtual wasteland for night life. Back then after the bustling daytime crowds dispersed the triangle went dark. “In the center of Athens there was nothing just these really cheap shops ” said Christoforos Tiropolis who rode the crest of the downtown indie bar deluge when he and a partner opened the small cocktail bar Pop (Kleitou 10B; 30-210-322-06-50) in June of 2001. “We came here to have space around us. We just wanted a place where our friends could come and have drinks and hear great music.” These days if you can find a spot at the perpetually gridlocked bar you’ll find that Pop still houses a range of great local D.J.’s playing everything from no-wave to British invasion to indie pop and offers some of the best cocktails in the city. The signature drink known as the Pop is a fizzy decadent blend of two types of vodka triple sec fresh strawberries fresh lime sugar and Champagne. As Pop gained a reputation as a hip late-night locale new bars in the same mold intimate unpretentious urbane began sprouting up in the neighborhood. By 2006 the number of bars downtown had grown to around 15. By the middle of October there were at least 27 by the count of several bar owners. Much of the growth was centered on Avramiotou a quiet run-down sliver of a street off Kolokotroni which metamorphosed into a hot spot when four small indie bars Kinky Urban Black Cat and Plastelini opened next to one another between 2004 and 2007. Then last month the owners of the bars merged into a four-part music location called Six D.O.G.S. (Avramiotou 6-8; 30-210-321-05-10; www.sixdogs.gr). The building’s sophisticated minimalist redesign undertaken by the Greek architectural firm Point Supreme uses a gray-scale gradient color scheme that darkens as the site progresses from the airy white gallery space to the slate-colored cafe-library to the large charcoal-hued gig space and finally to the sleek black cocktail bar. With its newly streamlined acoustics Six D.O.G.S. is probably the best spot in the neighborhood for hearing local D.J.’s and bands. And for an indie scene more concerned with listening to the music than moving to it Six D.O.G.S. is one of the few downtown places where people take to the dance floor en masse. The artistic director Konstantinos Dagritzikos who plays drums in the ’60s-influenced band Love Beverly says he tries to maintain a balance between booking local independent bands and acts from 계발활동[초등 사회과 교육 방법] 다중지능과 프로젝트 학습[일반사회 교과교재 연구 및 지도법] 신문활용학습 -NIE, 협동학습, 사회과 학업 성취도 평가역사학과 역사교육[수업지도안] 중학교 3학년 미술교육-5단원 다른 문화, 다양한 축제[세계사교재연구] `동아시아사` 교재 연구[교육철학] 평화교육교육사회학 총정리사회복지용어자료제9강 멘토링 도입 및 성공사례이력서&자소서 면접족보생활속의마케팅 (기말고사 9~15주차 분량)현대 청소년 문화와 기독교 청소년 사역의 방향홈스쿨링의 장단점과 현황 및 평가의 한계점0k 조회수:1124회
          Gold Ancient Greek Coin Necklace, God Apollo Small Coin Pendant, God Sun Symbol, Ancient Greece, Statement Unisex Necklace, Men's Jewelry by GreekMythos      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Gold Ancient Greek Coin Necklace, God Apollo Small Coin Pendant, God Sun Symbol, Ancient Greece, Statement Unisex Necklace, Men's Jewelry
Ancient Greece Rhodes island gold coin pendant with God Helios,
the sun god identified with the God Apollo
Men/Women statement necklace

Coin replica of Tetradrachm of Rhodes (about 350 BC)
Obverse: the portrait of Helios, the sun god, wearing a crown of rays. The head was copied from the great statue of Helios named among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Colossus of Rhodes.
Reverse: The flower rhodon (rose), a symbol of the city of Rhodes. The inscription reads "RHODION" in Greek fonts, as the city Rhodes was named for the flower, the rose.

A unique gift idea for history and coin lovers
A pendant full of symbolism.
Everlasting power and light symbol.

Sterling silver pendant 24 karats gold plated
on nylon coated gold wire or
on black silicon rubber cord
with sterling silver gold plated spring ring clasp

Gold pendant :0.65 in / 16 mm round
Stamped 925

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          Πέλλα: Οι χαλαζοπτώσεις κατέστρεψαν το 70% της παραγωγής κερασιών      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Πέλλα: Οι χαλαζοπτώσεις κατέστρεψαν το 70% της παραγωγής κερασιών
Το έστειλε ο Γιώργος Επιτήδειος
Protothema
    Το 70% "αγγίζει" η καταστροφή της παραγωγής κερασιών στην ορεινή περιοχή της Πέλλας, δήλωσε στον ρ/σ "Πρακτορείο 104,9 FM", ο Γιώργος Γεωργίου, ταμίας του Αγροτικού Συνεταιρισμού Κερασιάς, που βρίσκεται στους πρόποδες του όρους Καϊμακτσαλάν, στον νομό Πέλλας.
    "
Είχαμε καταστροφές από χαλάζι που έπληξε όλο τον ορεινό όγκο της περιοχής και ήρθε και το φαινόμενο Νεφέλημε τη συνεχή βροχόπτωση που κατέστρεψε ό,τι είχε απομείνει στα δέντρα. Εκτός από το σκάσιμο του καρπού με τις βροχοπτώσεις σάπισε η παραγωγή στα δέντρα. Περίπου επτά χιλιάδες τόνοι κεράσια είναι αδιάθετοι", τόνισε ο κ. Γεωργίου.
    Σχολιάζοντας το μέγεθος της καταστροφής, ο ταμίας του Αγροτικού Συνεταιρισμού Κερασιάς υπογράμμισε ότι "είναι τεράστια η καταστροφή φέτος, διότι περιμέναμε να ξεπεράσουμε τους 12.000 τόνους κεράσια και είναι ζήτημα εάν οι παραγωγοί έχουν προχωρήσει στην συγκομιδή 4.000 τόνων" και πρόσθεσε πως "τα περισσότερα κεράσια παραμένουν στα δέντρα, αναγκαζόμαστε να τα ρίχνουμε στο έδαφος, προσπαθούμε με διάφορες καλλιεργητικές φροντίδες να σώσουμε ό,τι μπορούμε να σώσουμε".
    Αναφερόμενος στη συνάντηση που πραγματοποίησαν οι αγρότες της περιοχής με τον πρόεδρο του ΕΛΓΑ, Θεοφάνη Κουρεμπέ, είπε ότι άμεσα κινητοποιήθηκαν τα συνεργεία του ΕΛΓΑ, τα οποία προσπαθούν να εκτιμήσουν το μέγεθος της ζημίας. Ωστόσο, όπως τόνισε, θα πρέπει να επισπευσθούν οι διαδικασίες διότι "
όταν μένουν ασυγκόμιστα κεράσια στα δέντρα, παρουσιάζεται ένα έντομο που ονομάζεται Drosophila suzukii, το οποίο καταστρέφει όλη την παραγωγή και αν δεν απομακρυνθεί άμεσα, θα δημιουργήσει προβλήματα και στην παραγωγή της επόμενης χρονιάς".


          Questioning Sat’s history      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In his column of 07/07/18, Maha Sabha leader Sat Maharaj continues to propagate the historical falsehood that the ancient population of India was entirely indigenous and that there was no migration of Aryans into the sub-continent. This dispute goes back centuries and historical and archaeological analyses have never settled these questions, in no small part due to propaganda pushed by Hindutva ideologues who, like Christian fundamentalists who use the Bible to argue that human evolution cannot be true, base their beliefs about history on ancient Hindu texts like the Vedas.

Now, however, the mapping of the human genome and advances in DNA analysis has settled most of these ancient arrival questions beyond a reasonable doubt. Thus, we now know that farming first came to the Indus valley from Iran about 9,000 years ago; that two separate populations settled in northern and southern India between 4,000 and 3,000 years ago; and that these two populations began mixing within the past 4,000 years, during which period the Rig Veda was composed drawing on mythological elements common to Iran, Greece, and Scandinavia. Indians today are all descendants of this mixing, with the original northern population genetically drawn from Europeans, Central Asians and Near Easterners, while the southern population was a fusion of farmers who migrated from Iran and the hunter-gatherers of South Asia. There is no varna (caste) or jati (sub-caste) which descends from a pure ancestral group or single individual.

Interestingly, the Y-chromosome is mainly descended from the northern populace, while maternal mitochondria is almost entirely from the south Indians–that is to say, ancient north Indian men passed on their genes to a far greater extent than south Indian men because the northern men took or were favoured by south women. This, no doubt, was one of the bases of the so-called “Aryan invasion,” which has now been confirmed by science.

KEVIN BALDEOSINGH,
Freeport


          Greece hints at Russian diplomats' expulsion      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Relations between Greece and Russia came under strain Wednesday after Greece's government spokesman suggested that Russian diplomats stationed in the country could be expelled for acting unlawfully and "disrespecting" the Greek state.
          Economic and Political Potentials of the Belt and Road Initiative      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Panel IV: Economic and Political Potentials of the Belt and Road Initiative

The last panel of the June 30-July 1 Schiller Institute conference featured speakers from Germany and from South-East Europe, who addressed the potential that can be unleashed by joining the BRI. Speakers include Elke Fimmen, Schiller Institute, Prof. Ivo Christov, Member of Bulgarian Parliament, Duško Dimitrijević, Ph.D., Professorial Fellow, Institute of International Politics and Economics, Serbia, Hans von Helldorff, Spokesman, Federal Association of the German Silk Road Initiative, Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, former Ambassador of Greece, former Secretary General of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization and Professor Nuraly Bekturganov, Vice President of Academy of Natural Sciences of Kazakhstan.


          Greece to act against Russian diplomats for security breach      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Greece to act against Russian diplomats for security breachThe source would not reveal the "measures", or give further details, after a newspaper reported Greece plans to expel two Russian diplomats and ban two other Russian envoys from entering the country.
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Macedonia expects invitation to join NATOFollowing last month’s historic name agreement with neighbouring Greece, NATO is expected to invite Macedonia to start accession talks at the Western alliance's Brussels summit which starts on Wednesday.
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Αυτό ήταν! Διακοπές τέλος για ηθοποιούς και παραγωγούς! Τα κεφάλια μέσα, το σενάριο έχει γραφτεί και όλοι βρίσκονται στο Βανκούβερ για την πρώτες σκηνές της 14ης σεζόν. First day back at work was a little rough… Join the hunt. bit.ly/4MoreFun A post shared by Misha Collins (@misha) on Jul 10, 2018 at 8:08pm PDT O […]

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By Orestis

Το Comic Con που ονειρευόμαστε όλοι είναι πλέον πολύ κοντά και η Warner Bros για μια ακόμη χρονιά ανακοίνωσε τις νέες exclusive τσάντες για το Supernatural. Η φωτογραφία δεν φαίνεται να έχει κάποια σχέση με την 14η σεζόν μιας και δείχνει τον… Κας με φτερά.

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          Emily Ratajkowski's Bikini Could Double as Lingerie and Nobody Would Think Twice      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

What does Emily Ratajkowski's swimsuit drawer look like? That's the question I began pondering after another stunning bikinigram of the 27-year-old model surfaced on my Instagram feed. Emily's known not only for her successful modeling and acting career, but also for her own swimwear line, Inamorata, which she's been wearing almost exclusively this Summer.

The brand shared a photo of Emily wearing a barely-there mustard bikini in a well-loved style we definitely recognize. While the snap may be a throwback, she frequently wears similar versions of the suit in the same shade. Emily appears to be partial to Inamorata's sultry Neptune style, which includes a tiny top with ties in the front and extremely cheeky bottoms. She's cracked the code on sexy swimsuits, and I'm just patiently awaiting her secret. Ahead, see Emily's exact swimsuit and shop similar styles for yourself.


          Every Girl Should Give Gigi Hadid's Favorite Bikini a Try      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

One of Gigi Hadid's earliest Instagrams was a mirror shot of herself modeling a high-waisted swimsuit. Every Summer, Gigi seems to return to this one silhouette: a retro-inspired two-piece with a balconette bra top and some sort of playful print.

Though she keeps coveted labels like Solid & Striped and Zimmermann in rotation, the allure of Gigi's suits is that they're so flattering. A high cut draws attention to the smallest part of your waist, and Gigi's well-aware. Read on to see her flaunting the look on the beach, in the pages of Vogue, and behind the scenes, then shop for inspired styles.


          By the numbers: NATO defense spending      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

President Trump arrives today at the annual NATO summit in Brussels fixated on the fact that most members are falling short of defense spending targets, going so far as to declare that the current state of affairs "just doesn't work" for the U.S.

Data: NATO; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

The bigger picture: Trump isn't the first president to push Europe on defense spending, but the 2% figure only tells part of the story.


By the numbers...

  • 29 countries across Europe, the U.S. and Canada comprise the NATO alliance. 12 original members joined in 1949, and Montenegro became the newest member last year.
  • 62,635 U.S. troops were based in Europe as of 2016, with about half of those in Germany and Italy and the U.K. also hosting large numbers.
  • On the agenda for this week: The "readiness initiative" that would, per CSIS, "ensure NATO has 30 battalions, 30 combat vessels, and 30 air squadrons ready within 30 days.

The spending picture...

  • 1.45% of GDP, across all non-U.S. NATO members, is invested in defense.
  • 5 members (rounding up for Poland) met the 2% threshold last year. 3 more plan to by year’s end, and 15 have presented plans to get to 2% by the 2024 deadline.
  • 72% of all defense spending among NATO members comes from the U.S. The next biggest spenders — the U.K., France and Germany — together spend 20% of the U.S. total.
  • 11 of the 29 members spend the targeted 20% of their military budget on equipment (rather than, say, military pensions), while several countries — like Slovenia and Belgium — fall far short.

Approval of NATO...

  • 62% of Americans have a favorable view of NATO, per Pew. That’s right at the median among member states.
  • 78% of Democrats have a favorable view, up from 58% in 2016. 47% of Republicans approve.
  • 79% in Poland and the Netherlands have favorable views, the highest rate. The lowest approval comes in Turkey (23%) and Greece (27%).

The Russia question...

  • 60+% in Greece, Italy, Germany, Spain and the U.K. say they’d expect the U.S. to use military force if Russia got into serious military conflict with a NATO ally, per Pew, while less than 50% (and just 25% in Greece) say they’d expect their country’s military to take part. Those numbers are more balanced in France, Canada and Poland.
  • 28 of 29 members reduced trade with Russia between 2012 and 2016 amid a series of sanctions, per CSIS. The exception is Croatia.
  • 22 of 29 NATO members have increased defense spending since 2014, when Russia’s annexation of Crimea spurred increased urgency among members. One exception: the U.S.

Go deeper: Despite Trump’s attacks on NATO members, U.S. support also down.


          Greece, Russia to expel diplomats in Macedonia tussle ahead of NATO summit (Reuters)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Reuters:
Greece, Russia to expel diplomats in Macedonia tussle ahead of NATO summit  —  ATHENS/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Greece were poised on Wednesday to expel two of each other's diplomats in a rare dispute that Greek media said had been prompted by the issue of Macedonia …


          SMS Firewall Market 2025 Overview by Top Brands – Omobio (PVT) Limited (Sri Lanka), AMD Telecom (Greece), Cloudmark (US), Global Wavenet (Australia), Mobileum (US), NetNumber (US),Openmind Networks (Ireland), Tango Telecom (Ireland), TeleOSSco Software Private (India)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Global SMS Firewall Market Size Status and Forecast 2025 As messaging fraud techniques become more sophisticated, SMS Firewall can help minimize the mobile messaging abuse that causes poor customer experience, creates unnecessary load on the network, and reduces margins. A number of deployment models are supported including classic turnkey hardware & software package as well […]
          Greece asked for diplomats expulsion July 6 - Greek diplomatic source      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Greece had informed Russia on July 6 that it planned to expel Russian diplomats from the country for illegal activities connected to rallies against a deal with Macedonia, a Greek diplomatic source told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Russia and Greece were poised on Wednesday to expel two of each other's diplomats in a rare dispute that Greek media said had been prompted by the issue of Macedonia, which expects this week to be formally invited to join the NATO alliance.

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SAVVAS DELIYANNIDES JOHN Age 84, died on July 10, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Born in Thessaloniki, Greece on February 14, 1934 to...
          Eurobites: Vodafone Greece Extends Network With CYTA Acquisition      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem profits down in Q2; Virgin adds BT's 4K UHD sports channel; Sky sells online betting stake; UK fines Facebook a pittance for data breaches.
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Η Ανεξάρτητη Αρχή Δημοσίων Εσόδων, με αφορμή ερωτήματα που υποβάλλονται σχετικά με τη δήλωση εισοδήματος από βραχυχρόνιες μισθώσεις στο πλαίσιο της οικονομίας του διαμοιρασμού, του

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          Bloomberg: Η «ωρολογιακή βόμβα» που απειλεί να «τινάξει» την Τουρκία      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

«Η Τουρκία αντιμετωπίζει μία ωρολογιακή βόμβα με τα δάνεια ενεργειακών εταιρειών ύψους 51 δισ. δολαρίων», είναι ο τίτλος δημοσιεύματος του Bloomberg, όπου καταγράφει το πρόβλημα

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          Σταϊκούρας: Μοναδική εξαίρεση η Ελλάδα που μπαίνει σε καθεστώς ενισχυμένης εποπτείας      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

«H Ελλάδα μπαίνει σε καθεστώς ενισχυμένης εποπτείας. Εξαίρεση μεταξύ των χωρών που βγήκαν από τα προγράμματα» δήλωσε

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          Πρόσω ολοταχώς για «σκληρό Brexit» η Τερέζα Μέι      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Η Βρετανίδα πρωθυπουργός Τερέζα Μέι υπερασπίστηκε σήμερα το σχέδιό της για το Brexit λέγοντας ότι κάνει πράξη την ψήφο των πολιτών να αποχωρήσει η χώρα από την Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση.

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          Τα δέκα πιο ανατριχιαστικά μέρη του πλανήτη      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Όλοι αγαπούν να κάθονται στον άνετο καναπέ τους και να παρακολουθήσουν μια ταινία τρόμου. Αυτό που οι περισσότεροι από εμάς δεν θέλουμε σίγουρα είναι να τρομάξουμε στην πραγματική

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          Η απάντηση της Μέρκελ στον Τραμπ μέσω της παιδικής της ηλικίας στην Ανατολική Γερμανία      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Η Γερμανίδα καγκελάριος Άνγκελα Μέρκελ θυμήθηκε τη δική της παιδική ηλικία στην πρώην Ανατολική Γερμανία και τόνισε ότι η Γερμανία είναι ανεξάρτητη στις πολιτικές της

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          Σήκωσε το γάντι η κυβέρνηση μετά την τροπολογία για τριπλές εκλογές τον Μάιο      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Εξαντλητικό διάλογο στο κοινοβούλιο με αφορμή την τροπολογία 16 βουλετών του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ, για αποσύνδεση των αυτοδιοικητικών

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Μέτρα για το χρέος μόνο εφόσον υπάρχει «θετική» έκθεση προόδου από τους θεσμούς προβλέπει το πλάνο της Κομισιόν για την ενισχυμένη εποπτεία της Ελλάδας μετά τον Αύγουστο.

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We always take games of course, but other than conventions and weekends at friends' houses where the main focus is gaming, I haven't been on a holiday devoted to gaming. Not sure I'd want to as I like doing other things too. We are hoping to stay at a fellow BGGers holiday apartments in Greece, he advertises as having a huge game collection for visitors to use, which sounds great and would reduce the amount of weight we'd have to take by about 10kg!
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Latest date is August 7th: https://boardgamegeek.com/article/29496011#29496011

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          EU Commission to closely monitor Greece after bailout      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BRUSSELS: The European Commission decided on Wednesday on measures to closely monitor Greece's fiscal policy after it concludes a euro zone-funded bailout programme next month. The move follows a deal reached by euro zone finance ministers and Greece in June that included new debt relief for Athens and a strict monitoring of its application of agreed reforms in coming years. The so-called "enhanced surveillance" will allow the
          Trump's NATO criticism is 'valid,' Europe isn't spending enough on defense, UK ex-minister says      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
President Donald Trump is pushing other countries within the NATO military alliance to contribute more to their defense spending - and the U.K.'s former defense minister has told CNBC that he agrees. "Half the alliance - 16 of the 29 countries - don't even spend 1.5 percent (of gross domestic product) let alone 2 percent that we all agreed on four years ago (at a NATO summit) in Wales," Michael Fallon, who served as secretary of state for defense from 2014 to 2017, said Tuesday. "Four years on, and not enough European countries are making progress towards it and they need to do that and the president's criticisms are quite valid." Trump is due to attend a NATO summit in Brussels on Wednesday and the thorny issue of how much the alliance's individual members spend on defense is certain to arise. On Tuesday, Trump was still tweeting his annoyance. Number crunching In 2014, NATO members agreed to target spending 2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) on defense, although the contributions remain voluntary. In 2017, only the U.S., U.K., Greece, Poland and Estonia reached the 2 percent target. In 2017, the U.S. spent (at current exchange rates) an estimated $685.9 billion on defense, NATO data shows, the U.K. spent $55.3 billion and Germany $45 billion, compared to Canada's $22.4 billion. The U.S. represented a 71.1 percent share of the alliance's combined defense expenditure. NATO collects defense expenditure data from each member's defense ministry. The latest data from the organization, released Tuesday, estimated that for 2018 the U.S. will spend 3.5 percent of GDP on defense, while NATO Europe and Canada are expected to both spend 1.47 percent. At a NATO summit in May 2017, Trump lambasted fellow member nations saying, "Twenty-three of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should... Many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years." What makes Trump particularly cross is the fact that the U.S. pays so much "to protect Europe," as Trump said last week at a rally in Montana, while Europe "kills us on trade" and the European Union had a 120 billion euro ($140 billion) trade surplus with the States in 2017 - a bone of contention for the president. Trump has since threatened that the U.S. might not come to the aid of a NATO member should it be attacked, and there are concerns that Washington. could pull troops out of Europe. After several years of defense spending cutbacks, both France's President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have pledged this year to increase defense spending - but both have signaled that the 2 percent target might not be reached for years. Berlin has only committed to 1.5 percent by 2024, but even NATO head Jens Stoltenberg has said that is not good enough. NATO is based on the principle of collective defense, meaning that an attack against one ally is considered an attack against all allies and, consequently, members will come to each other's aid. But Trump has repeatedly said that the U.S. is paying way more than its fair share The U.K.'s former defense minister said Trump's position on defense was unlikely to have changed much from last summer. "Last year, when Trump came to the Brussels (NATO) summit, I recall how he was brand new and everyone wanted to meet him, everybody wanted to see how he would react. And he made some of the same points that he's been making recently and he made them there - that Europe has to do more in its own defense." With Trump heading to Helsinki, Finland, to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin next Monday, Fallon believed that NATO members would be keen to engage with Trump. "I think this time there will be more engagement with him. And not least because he's going on from the summit to engage with President Putin and a lot of the members of NATO have a very strong interest in that, particularly Germany, but also those countries that border on to Russia." NATO 'not a one-way street' While the U.S. accounts for the most defense spending within NATO, the U.S. is a beneficiary from the alliance in more ways than one, strategists and military experts note. Hans Binnendijk, from the Center for Transatlantic Relations, and Magnus Nordenman, from the Atlantic Council think tank, concluded in a entitled "NATO's Value to the U.S.: By the Numbers" and published in April that the U.S.' relationship "with its friends and allies is not a one-way street, where the United States makes, and the allies take." They noted that the specified NATO commitment of 2 percent of GDP "is the most visible metric used to measure allied political commitment to burden-sharing across the alliance. However, that metric does not measure the output and quality of allied defense contributions. It says even less about how NATO relates to broader U.S. security and economic interests." For instance, the writers noted: "France and the U.K. contribute about 30 percent of the total ballistic-missile-submarine deterrent fleet held by NATO members" and that "NATO countries also host sites for U.S. B-61 nuclear gravity bombs, and maintain dual-capable aircraft for nuclear delivery, which further enhance deterrence." "NATO and its members contribute directly to U.S. national security through, among many other things, deterrence, deployments in support of U.S. operations, and forward basing close to key security hotspots," the said. (JOKE, right) https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/11/trumps-nato-criticism-is-valid-europe-isnt-spending-enough-on-def.html
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The incident with the Russian diplomats in Greece has nothing to do with broader bilateral relations, a Greek official told Sputnik Wednesday.
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Athens has taken measures against Russian diplomats over "illegal activities" and "meddling" that undermine "national security," according to Kathimerini newspaper, which cited diplomatic sources.
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BRUSSELS, Greece (AP) — European Commission officials say Greece will receive quarterly inspections from creditors after the bailout program ends in late August. Greece has already committed to two more years of budget austerity policies after its t
          ΣΥΝΤΟΜΑ Ο ΠΟΥΤΙΝ ΘΑ ΑΠΑΝΤΗΣΕΙ ΜΕ ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΟ ΚΡΑΧ! Οργή από Μόσχα για την απέλαση των Ρώσων διπλωματών από την Αθήνα      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   




H Ρωσία θα δώσει ακριβώς ίδια απάντηση στην απέλαση των Ρώσων διπλωματών από την Ελλάδα, ανακοίνωσε το ρωσικό ΥΠΕΞ πριν από λίγο.

Σύμφωνα με το ρωσικό ΥΠΕΞ «θα ακολουθήσει μια απάντηση καθρέφτης όπως είναι η πάγια πρακτική σε τέτοιες περιπτώσεις»

Οι δύο Ρώσοι διπλωμάτες υποτίθεται ότι προέβησαν σε παράνομες ενέργειες εντός της ελληνικής επικράτειας, όπως η προσπάθεια χρηματισμού κρατικών λειτουργών για να αποσπάσουν πληροφορίες όσον αφορά την διαπραγμάτευση στο Σκοπιανό.

Συγκεκριμένα, σύμφωνα με διπλωματικές πηγές η Αθήνα έχει ήδη αποφασίσει και δώσει εντολή για την άμεση απέλαση δύο ατόμων –ο ένας είναι το στέλεχος της ρωσικής πρεσβείας Βίκτορ Γιάκοβλεφ– και την απαγόρευση νέας εισόδου στη χώρα για δύο ακόμα, οι οποίοι εμπλέκονται σε σωρεία ενεργειών, μεταξύ των οποίων πληροφοριακής δραστηριότητας εις βάρος της Ελλάδας.

«Το εις βάρος της Ελλάδας» είναι συζητήσιμο αφού η ίδια η συμφωνία εκχώρησης της Μακεδονίας είναι εξολοκλήρου εις βάρος της Ελλάδας και της Ιστορίας της.

Το ρωσικό ενδιαφέρον για το Σκοπιανό είναι δεδομένο από την στιγμή που αυτοί που πίεσαν περισσότερο από όλους για να επιτευχθεί η ταπεινωτική αυτή συμφωνία ήταν οι Αμερικανοί.

Οι ΗΠΑ ήθελαν πάση θυσία να μπουν τα Σκόπια στο ΝΑΤΟ με οποιοδήποτε όνομα ακόμα κι αν τα αποκαλούσαν... Ντίσνειλαντ, προκειμένου να έχουν τον έλεγχο όλων των Βαλκανίων και να τα έχουν αποσπάσει από την ρωσική σφαίρα επιρροής.

Βέβαια ήθελαν εξίσου πιεστικά να υπάρχει ο όρος «Μακεδονία» στην σύνθετη ονομασία διότι με αυτόν τον τρόπο η Ελλάδα θα είναι έκθετη στο μέλλον σε γεωπολιτικούς εκβιασμούς. Πάντα θα υπάρχει η απειλή «απόσπασης» της Μακεδονίας εάν η Ελλάδα δεν είναι «καλό παιδί».

Θυμίζουμε τι είχε πει ο Μ.Θοεδωράκης προ μηνός.

«Σε περίπτωση όμως που τα Σκόπια γίνουν μέλος του ΝΑΤΟ, θα είναι ευκολότερο για τους αμερικανούς να μας εκβιάζουν σείοντας πάνω απ’ το κεφάλι μας την Νατοϊκή «Μακεδονία» σαν μπαμπούλα για να ενδώσουμε σε νέες πολιτικές που θα ήθελαν να μας επιβάλουν.»

Το ωραίο στην όλη υπόθεση είναι ότι οι ίδιες διπλωματικές πηγές οι οποίες αποκάλυψαν την απέλαση των δύο Ρώσων διπλωματών ισχυρίζονται ότι «Η Ελλάδα θέλει να κρατήσει καλές σχέσεις με την Ρωσία και να προωθήσει την φιλία μεταξύ των δύο εθνών και την συνεργασία μεταξύ των κυβερνήσεων. Όμως αυτό μπορεί να γίνει μόνο στην βάση της ισότητας και του αμοιβάιου σεβασμού της ανεξαρτησία των δύο χωρών»

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          Trump pushes NATO allies to increase spending as US share of funding slows      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The pledge called for all allies to stop cutting defense budgets, gradually increase spending and aim to spend 2 percent of their GDP on defense by 2024. Currently, the United States, Greece, Estonia, the United Kingdom and Latvia meet the 2 percent NATO guideline. Since the 2014 summit, the majority of allies have increased defense […]
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ATHENS - Greece has taken "the necessary measures to protect its national interest" after "interference" by Russian officials in the name dispute with the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, the government said on Wednesday.
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Athens and Berlin appear to have different takes on the deal for the return of migrants from Germany to Greece that was agreed in principle during a European Union leaders’ summit last month, Kathimerini understands. 


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European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn sparked controversy in local media Wednesday after suggesting that negotiations between Albania and Greece to delineate maritime borders in the Ionian sea could lead to a “restructuring of borders.”


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European Commission officials say Greece will still be subject to quarterly inspections from creditors after the bailout program ends in late August.


          Commission confirms adoption of enhanced surveillance framework for Greece      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The European Commission confirmed on Wednesday the adoption of an enhanced surveillance framework for Greece once it ends its third bailout program on August 20.


          Athens asked for diplomats expulsion July 6, Greek diplomatic source tells Reuters      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Greece had informed Russia on July 6 that it planned to expel Russian diplomats from the country for illegal activities connected to rallies against a deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, a Greek diplomatic source told Reuters on Wednesday.


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Conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday accused the coalition government of giving up Greece’s “strongest bargaining chip” in the name dispute with Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) by agreeing to lift Athens’s objections to the Balkan state’s NATO membership.


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Athens and Tirana will wrap up a bilateral agreement with “a new document of strategic partnership,” Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama told the Athens-Macedonia news agency (ANA-MPA) on the sidelines of an EU-Western Balkans summit in London on Tuesday.


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The Jewish Community of Thessaloniki (JCT) has expressed its “regret” and “indignation” on a Holocaust memorial desecration in Greece’s northern port city.


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Greece will not tolerate any behavior that violates international law, a government spokesman said Wednesday after Kathimerini reported that Athens will expel two Russian diplomats and ban entry to another two, accusing them of intrusion into domestic affairs and illegal acts against national security.


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The foreign ministry in Moscow said on Wednesday it would respond in kind to Greece’s expulsion of two Russian diplomats, Interfax news agency reported.


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Greece’s conservative opposition has submitted for the third time a proposal to amend voting laws so that Greeks living overseas can participate in general elections.


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The Greek government has decided to expel two Russian diplomats, and ban the entry into Greece of two more, accusing them of intrusion into domestic affairs and illegal acts against Greece’s national security, Kathimerini has learned.


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Last Friday’s decision by Standard & Poor’s to upgrade National Bank of Greece’s covered bonds to investment grade will be crucial for the Greek lender in its accessing international markets and contributing toward the general improvement of liquidity in the local market.


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Clay slab believed to date from 3rd century AD discovered near ancient city of OlympiaArchaeologists have unearthed an ancient tablet engraved with 13 verses of the Odyssey in the ancient city of Olympia, southern Greece, in what could be the earliest record ofthe epic poem, the Greek culture ministry said.Related:The Odyssey by Homer – the first stepContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
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The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century is about to happen on Friday, July 27. While the 2018 lunar eclipse won’t be visible from the U.S., places all around the world — including the Middle East and Greece — will be in prime locations to see the celestial event. After searching for areas that are projected to have the clearest skies and longest window of time to see the entire four-hour eclipse, TIME compiled a list of the best places to see the July 27 total lunar eclipse. Cairo, Egypt People in Cairo will be able to see the entire lunar eclipse — and it’s likely that there won’t be any clouds in the area to block views of the celestial event, according to The Weather Channel. The total eclipse will start at 9:30 p.m. local time on July 27...
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Greece will expel two Russian diplomats suspected of meddling in the politically sensitive issue of Macedonia, a Greek diplomatic source said on Wednesday, as NATO prepares to invite the former Yugoslav republic to join the alliance.

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The European Commission decided on Wednesday on measures to closely monitor Greece's fiscal policy after it concludes a euro zone-funded bailout programme next month.

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          Greece to expel Russian diplomats over allegations of interference in Macedonia name change      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Greece acts against Russian diplomats in security breach over Macedonia row      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Greece has taken "the necessary measures to protect its national interest" after "interference" by Russian officials in the name dispute with the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, the government said on Wednesday.
          AUSTRIA’S new right wing government is also making good on its promise to stop Muslim migration while deporting thousands who are already there illegally      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says protecting external borders is his “priority” in an effort to stop Muslim migrants from crossing the Mediterranean. He wants assurances from countries like Albania that the Balkan refugee route from Greece via Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina to central Europe is stopped. Voice of Europe  (h/t Maurice) The new government of […]
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