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          9/13/2018: News: ONE EEL OF AN AWAY TRIP      Cache   Translate Page      

THE Parramatta Eels are a world away from their horror 2018 season, with several star players having a ball in Lebanon and Greece on their end-of-year trip. From quadbiking and yachting to enjoying the night-life of Beirut, Mitchell Moses, Jarryd...
          9/12/2018: OPINION: Better land use can help fight climate change      Cache   Translate Page      
FOR anyone concerned about conservation and climate change, the wildfires sweeping across tens of thousands of hectares this summer – from California to Scandinavia, Greece to northern England – are doubly heartbreaking. They are further evidence of...
          "Have I got a college for you. For your first two years, your regimen includes ancient Greek. And I do mean Greek, the language..."      Cache   Translate Page      
"... not Greece, the civilization, though you’ll also hang with Aristotle, Aeschylus, Thucydides and the rest of the gang. There’s no choice in the matter. There’s little choice, period. Let your collegiate peers elsewhere design their own majors and frolic with Kerouac. For you it’s Kant. You have no major, only 'the program,' an exploration of the Western canon that was implemented in 1937 and has barely changed."

From "The Most Contrarian College in America/What’s the highest calling of higher education? St. John’s College has some enduring answers" by Frank Bruni (NYT).

Bruni takes care to say "The degree to which “the program” omits the intellectual contributions of women and people of color troubles me." But clearly he loves the school, which he visited. He noticed 3 "dynamics":
The first was how articulate the students were. Something wonderful happens when you read this ambitiously and wallow in this many words. You become agile with them.

The second was the students’ focus. A group discussing Homer’s “Iliad” spent more than 10 minutes on the phrase — the idea — of someone having his “fill of weeping.”...

The third dynamic was their humility. They weren’t wedded to their initial opinions. They weren’t allowed to be. And they moved not toward the best answer but toward better questions. In the “Iliad” and in life, is there any catharsis in revenge? Any resolution in death? Does grief end or just pause? Do wars?
ADDED: The comments at the NYT are excellent. The top-rated one is beautiful:

My sister went to St. Johns' in Annapolis, and became a high-powered lawyer. I remember two things she said to me about the experience.

First, even though there aren't any composition classes, she learned to write with clarity and power. You write a substantial essay each semester on one of the books, and then, instead of getting it back with a letter grade and a few remarks scribbled at the end, the teachers sit down with you and ask you about the implications of your ideas. This conversation goes a lot better if you've written clearly and forcefully. It's a powerful incentive to develop those skills.

Second, law school -- which everyone told her was so difficult -- turned out to be easy. "Try reading Kant and Hegel," she said. "After that, law books are easy."

Full disclosure: I went to St. John's, too. Later, I got a PhD in Philosophy, and taught at a few schools. But the whole time, I missed the energy and intensity of life at St. John's. The life of an ordinary academic, where you have little time for your students, where research and publication is always the top priority, and where your true peers are not at your institution, is a thin substitute for what undergrad education had led me to yearn for. Eventually, I came back to St. John's, and have been teaching here for the last couple of decades. Now, my top priority is my students, and my most important, most intense and energetic conversations are with them. I wouldn't give it up for any other job.
And the second-highest-rated one made me cry:
When we were visiting prospective colleges, I bribed my son to visit St. John’s. (I promised lunch in nearby Washington, DC).

Having gone on tours of multiple colleges, we had developed stock questions to ask admissions officers, including “What’s the ideal [Name of College] student?” Most of the responses were stock answers performed in front of a crowd of parents and students.

At St. John’s it was just my son and me sitting across from two Admissions officers for over an hour. (We didn’t even have an appointment.) When I pulled out this stock question, “What would you say is the ideal St. John’s student?” the Admissions officers took her time turning the question over in her mind and thoughtfully replied, “I’d say St. John’s is for the intellectually courageous.”

I watched as my son sat up taller.

We spent two more hours touring the campus with an enthusiastic “Johnny” as our guide. Lunch time came and went. My son was smitten. He fell in love with St. John’s and graduated four years later. His passion for “the program” has never wavered.

Every time I'd visit, he’d take me for his own version of a tour of this magical place, unpacking and relating all he'd learned.

My favorite was standing in front of a series of framed mathematical proofs. His explanations became more expansive and incisive with each visit—from Euclid to Ptolemy to Copernicus to Apollonius to Galileo to Newton to Lobachevski.
What made me cry? "Intellectually courageous" and the son's reaction to those words.


The four years passed quickly, but this education is timeless.

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          Δεν έχετε ανοιχτήρι εύκαιρο; Δημιούργησε ένα με ένα καρφί και ένα κομμάτι ξύλου. (Βίντεο)      Cache   Translate Page      

Αν σε μια δύσκολη μέρα αποφασίσεις να ξεκουραστείς και να απολαύσεις μια παγωμένη μπύρα παρέα με τους φίλους σου αλλά δεν έχεις μαζί σου κάποιο ανοιχτήρι σου βρήκαμε λύση. Το κανάλι στο YouTube “Handimania” μας έδειξε πως θα φτιάξουμε ένα σε λιγότερο από ένα λεπτό χρησιμοποιώντας ένα καρφί και ένα κομμάτι ξύλου. Καταπληκτικό!

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          Αγόρι χωρίς χέρια κόβει με τσεκούρι τον κορμό ενός δέντρου      Cache   Translate Page      

Ένα μικρό αγόρι απέδειξε ότι μπορούμε να καταφέρουμε ό,τι θέλουμε αρκεί να έχουμε θέληση και αποφασιστικότητα. Το μικρό αγόρι από την περιοχή Καμπανκαλάν στις Φιλιππίνες βρήκε έναν τρόπο να κόψει τον κορμό ενός δέντρου με ένα τσεκούρι παρά το ότι δεν έχει χέρια. Ο μικρός ισορροπεί το τσεκούρι ανάμεσα στον λαιμό, τον ώμο και το […]

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          Η μαγεία του άφησε το ακροατήριο σε τηλεοπτική εκπομπή με ανοικτό το στόμα! Τι κάνει!!!      Cache   Translate Page      

Η συμμετοχή του μάγου Shin Lim στην τηλεοπτική εκπομπή “Penn & Teller : Fool Us” άφησε όλο το ακροατήριο με ανοικτό το στόμα καθώς ενθουσίασε όποιον τον παρακολούθησε με το ταλέντο του συμπεριλαμβανομένου και του ζεύγους γνωστό στην Αμερική Penn και Teller Jullette παρουσιαστές του προγράμματος. Ο άνθρωπος είναι απίστευτος και μοναδικός! via

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          Western Film: MAMA MIA and JURASSIC WORLD FALLEN KINGDOM      Cache   Translate Page      

Event Date: Friday, Sep 14, 2018

MAMA MIA 2

Playing: SEPT 14 - 20
(No shows Sunday or Monday)


7:00 pm

Rating:  PG

Three years after the events of the first film, when Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) discovers that she is pregnant, she feels terrified at the thought of having to raise a child. She reveals the news to her mother’s friends Rosie (Julie Walters) and Tanya (Christine Baranski), and to her three fathers, Bill (Stellan Skarsgård), Sam (Pierce Brosnan) and Harry (Colin Firth).

The group reminds her that her own mother, Donna (Meryl Streep) was faced with the same daunting situation thirty years before when she became pregnant with Sophie. They then reveal the story of when a young Donna (Lily James) came to meet and fall in love with three suitors during one fateful summer in Greece, filled with love, heartbreak, and lots of music.


JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

Playing: SEPT 14 - 20
(No shows Sunday or Monday)


9:15 pm

Rating:  14A

For four years, since the Jurassic World theme park and luxury resort was destroyed by dinosaurs, Isla Nublar has been left abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins to show signs that it’s about to erupt, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) meet up to discuss what to do in order to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. When Owen learns Blue is still alive, he’s driven to find his lead raptor, who’s still missing, while Claire has developed a deep respect for these creatures.

The two arrive on the unstable island just as lava begins raining down, only to uncover a conspiracy that could destroy the entire planet.


          Western Film: MAMA MIA and JURASSIC WORLD FALLEN KINGDOM      Cache   Translate Page      

Event Date: Saturday, Sep 15, 2018

MAMA MIA 2

Playing: SEPT 14 - 20
(No shows Sunday or Monday)


7:00 pm

Rating:  PG

Three years after the events of the first film, when Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) discovers that she is pregnant, she feels terrified at the thought of having to raise a child. She reveals the news to her mother’s friends Rosie (Julie Walters) and Tanya (Christine Baranski), and to her three fathers, Bill (Stellan Skarsgård), Sam (Pierce Brosnan) and Harry (Colin Firth).

The group reminds her that her own mother, Donna (Meryl Streep) was faced with the same daunting situation thirty years before when she became pregnant with Sophie. They then reveal the story of when a young Donna (Lily James) came to meet and fall in love with three suitors during one fateful summer in Greece, filled with love, heartbreak, and lots of music.


JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

Playing: SEPT 14 - 20
(No shows Sunday or Monday)


9:15 pm

Rating:  14A

For four years, since the Jurassic World theme park and luxury resort was destroyed by dinosaurs, Isla Nublar has been left abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins to show signs that it’s about to erupt, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) meet up to discuss what to do in order to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. When Owen learns Blue is still alive, he’s driven to find his lead raptor, who’s still missing, while Claire has developed a deep respect for these creatures.

The two arrive on the unstable island just as lava begins raining down, only to uncover a conspiracy that could destroy the entire planet.


          Western Film: MAMA MIA and JURASSIC WORLD FALLEN KINGDOM      Cache   Translate Page      

Event Date: Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018

MAMA MIA 2

Playing: SEPT 14 - 20
(No shows Sunday or Monday)


7:00 pm

Rating:  PG

Three years after the events of the first film, when Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) discovers that she is pregnant, she feels terrified at the thought of having to raise a child. She reveals the news to her mother’s friends Rosie (Julie Walters) and Tanya (Christine Baranski), and to her three fathers, Bill (Stellan Skarsgård), Sam (Pierce Brosnan) and Harry (Colin Firth).

The group reminds her that her own mother, Donna (Meryl Streep) was faced with the same daunting situation thirty years before when she became pregnant with Sophie. They then reveal the story of when a young Donna (Lily James) came to meet and fall in love with three suitors during one fateful summer in Greece, filled with love, heartbreak, and lots of music.


JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

Playing: SEPT 14 - 20
(No shows Sunday or Monday)


9:15 pm

Rating:  14A

For four years, since the Jurassic World theme park and luxury resort was destroyed by dinosaurs, Isla Nublar has been left abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins to show signs that it’s about to erupt, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) meet up to discuss what to do in order to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. When Owen learns Blue is still alive, he’s driven to find his lead raptor, who’s still missing, while Claire has developed a deep respect for these creatures.

The two arrive on the unstable island just as lava begins raining down, only to uncover a conspiracy that could destroy the entire planet.


          Western Film: MAMA MIA and JURASSIC WORLD FALLEN KINGDOM      Cache   Translate Page      

Event Date: Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018

MAMA MIA 2

Playing: SEPT 14 - 20
(No shows Sunday or Monday)


7:00 pm

Rating:  PG

Three years after the events of the first film, when Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) discovers that she is pregnant, she feels terrified at the thought of having to raise a child. She reveals the news to her mother’s friends Rosie (Julie Walters) and Tanya (Christine Baranski), and to her three fathers, Bill (Stellan Skarsgård), Sam (Pierce Brosnan) and Harry (Colin Firth).

The group reminds her that her own mother, Donna (Meryl Streep) was faced with the same daunting situation thirty years before when she became pregnant with Sophie. They then reveal the story of when a young Donna (Lily James) came to meet and fall in love with three suitors during one fateful summer in Greece, filled with love, heartbreak, and lots of music.


JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

Playing: SEPT 14 - 20
(No shows Sunday or Monday)


9:15 pm

Rating:  14A

For four years, since the Jurassic World theme park and luxury resort was destroyed by dinosaurs, Isla Nublar has been left abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins to show signs that it’s about to erupt, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) meet up to discuss what to do in order to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. When Owen learns Blue is still alive, he’s driven to find his lead raptor, who’s still missing, while Claire has developed a deep respect for these creatures.

The two arrive on the unstable island just as lava begins raining down, only to uncover a conspiracy that could destroy the entire planet.


          Western Film: MAMA MIA and JURASSIC WORLD FALLEN KINGDOM      Cache   Translate Page      

Event Date: Thursday, Sep 20, 2018

MAMA MIA 2

Playing: SEPT 14 - 20
(No shows Sunday or Monday)


7:00 pm

Rating:  PG

Three years after the events of the first film, when Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) discovers that she is pregnant, she feels terrified at the thought of having to raise a child. She reveals the news to her mother’s friends Rosie (Julie Walters) and Tanya (Christine Baranski), and to her three fathers, Bill (Stellan Skarsgård), Sam (Pierce Brosnan) and Harry (Colin Firth).

The group reminds her that her own mother, Donna (Meryl Streep) was faced with the same daunting situation thirty years before when she became pregnant with Sophie. They then reveal the story of when a young Donna (Lily James) came to meet and fall in love with three suitors during one fateful summer in Greece, filled with love, heartbreak, and lots of music.


JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

Playing: SEPT 14 - 20
(No shows Sunday or Monday)


9:15 pm

Rating:  14A

For four years, since the Jurassic World theme park and luxury resort was destroyed by dinosaurs, Isla Nublar has been left abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins to show signs that it’s about to erupt, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) meet up to discuss what to do in order to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. When Owen learns Blue is still alive, he’s driven to find his lead raptor, who’s still missing, while Claire has developed a deep respect for these creatures.

The two arrive on the unstable island just as lava begins raining down, only to uncover a conspiracy that could destroy the entire planet.


          Sheer regulatory stupidity and statism caused the financial crisis. But that shall not be admitted!      Cache   Translate Page      
Sir, Lord Adair Turner writes: “The financial crisis began because of dangerous features within the financial system itself. Massively leveraged investment banks engaged in socially useless trading of huge volumes of complex credit securities and derivatives… The excessive risk-taking was allowed by bad regulation justified by flawed economic theory.” “Banks are safer but debt remains a danger” September 12.

Turner, like all other involved, does just not tell it like it is! 

The “massively leveraged investments of banks” were caused, 100%, by the simple fact that regulators allowed for these.

The “socially useless” in complex securities were mortgages awarded to poorer house buyers in the US, the subprime sector. 

The “excessive risk-taking” was in fact an excessive risk aversion that led to the excessive build up of bank exposures to what was considered, decreed, or concocted as safe. 

Yes Turner mentions “bad regulation justified by flawed economic theory”, but there was none of that, there was only sheer stupidity. Like when regulators allow banks to leverage 62.5 times only because a human fallible credit rating agency has assigned it an AAA to AA rating.

And Sir, assigning a 0% risk weights to the sovereign, like to Greece is not based one iota on economic theory but all on flawed statist ideology.

Turner is right though when he writes that the “economic growth has been anaemic despite massive policy stimulus… “That poor performance reflects… inadequate capital regulation.”

Indeed, the distortions that the risk weighted capital requirements produced in the allocation of bank credit to the real economy that have not even been admitted much less were eliminated. “Debt burdens shifting around the world economy from private to public sectors” are just one symptom of those distortions. 

In fact by having raised the floor of bank capital requirements with leverage ratios, on the margins, the roof, the distortions of credit risk weighted capital requirements could be worse than ever.

Turner consoles us with “A deep economic recession, made worse by a large debt overhang, could occur even if not a single big bank went bankrupt or needed to be rescued with public money.”

Not true a deep economic recession, a dysfunctional economy is as dangerous as can be for the banks and for us. That is why the most important question that regulators need to answer before regulating banks is: what is the purpose of banks. Except for being safe mattresses to stack away cash there is not on word on this in the whole immense Basel Committee compendium on rules.

“The increasing role of real estate in modern economies is also crucial.” That is because, by means of giving house purchase access to credit on preferential conditions, a house is no longer just a home it has also become an investment asset. The day houses return to being home only it is going to hurt, a lot. 

“Rising inequality”… with capital requirements that favor the “safer” present over the riskier future, how could that be avoided?

PS. And Sir, you know it, FT has in many ways been complicit in the cover up of our mistakes stories peddled by regulators and their colleagues.

@PerKurowski

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          Daily Weather Reports 11.09.2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Please see below attachment; Daily Weather Report- Primorsk, Ust Luga,Santa Panagia, Turkey , Iran, Greece, Gibraltar, Taupse, Constanza and Novorossiysk…
          Daily Weather Reports 10.09.2018      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Bike Cop In Greece Gets His A** Beat After Crashing Into A Civilian!      Cache   Translate Page      
Dude wasn't having any of the cops b.s. Posted by Abdul

          9/13/2018: WORLD: Greek bases on Pentagon wish list      Cache   Translate Page      
The US military is in talks to expand operations in Greece, including using more air and naval bases, signalling a potential move towards the eastern Mediterranean amid growing tensions with Turkey. There are geopolitical and geographical factors that...
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Phil and Mike are joined by journalist and producer Rav Singh to discuss the emphatic victory over Liverpool and the game in Greece.
          Creditors continue to press for reduction in NPEs, NPLs weighing down Greek banks      Cache   Translate Page      
The Olympus-sized "mountain" of "bad debt" burdening Greek banks' ledgers dominated talks on Wednesday in Athens between institutional creditors' top auditors and credit institutions' representatives, as the former returned to Greece for the first time since the third bailout was officially concluded last month.
          Αμερικανική βάση στην Κάρπαθο: Έρχεται πολεμική εγκατάσταση μαμούθ στην Ελλάδα      Cache   Translate Page      

Οι Αμερικανοί αδειάζουν την βάση του Ιντσιρλίκ στην Τουρκία και ετοιμάζονται για πολεμική εγκατάσταση μαμούθ στην Ελλάδα. Σύμφωνα με πληροφορίες του ΑΝΤ1, Ελλάδα και Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες βρίσκονται σε προχωρημένες συζητήσεις για την δημιουργία βάσης στην Κάρπαθο. Εάν καταλήξουν οι συζητήσεις στο νησί θα σταθμεύσουν τα πιο άρτια πολεμικά αεροσκάφη, τα F-22 Raptor αλλά και θα […]

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          ΜΥΤΙΚΑΣ: Φύτεψαν δέντρα και τα έφαγαν τα Βόδια... | ΦΩΤΟ      Cache   Translate Page      
ΕΙΚΟΝΑ ΤΗΝ ΗΜΕΡΑ ΤΗΣ ΔΕΝΔΡΟΦΥΤΕΥΣΗΣ (ΦΩΤΟ: ΒΑΣΩ ΠΑΠΠΑ)
ΑΠΟ ΞΗΡΟΜΕΡΙΤΙΚΗ ΜΑΤΙΑ 

           Πριν μερικούς μήνες και στα πλαίσια της Περιβαλλοντικής Εβδομάδας Εθελοντισμού «Let’s do it Greece 2018», η ΚΟΙΝΩΦΕΛΗΣ ΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΗΣΗ του ΔΗΜΟΥ ΞΗΡΟΜΕΡΟΥ είχε αναλάβει μια πολύ ωραία πρωτοβουλία μεταξύ των άλλων που επαινέθηκε από όλους. 
     Πραγματοποίησε δενδροφύτευση στην τοποθεσία ΒΟΡΡΟΣ στην είσοδο του Μύτικα. Εκεί ο Πρόεδρος της ΚΟΙΝΩΦΕΛΟΥΣ κ. Γεωργούλας είχε ανακοινώσει ότι ο χώρος θα περιφραχτεί, και πολύ σωστά, για να προστατευτούν τα νέα δένδρα. Δυστυχώς κάτι τέτοιο δεν έγινε και τα αποτελέσματα φαίνονται στις φωτογραφίες. Βόδια, άλλα και άλλα ζώα όπως πληροφορούμαστε, είναι συνεχώς εκεί και έχουν καταστρέψει τα δένδρα  πολλά από τα  οποία έχουν  μείνει ξερά ξύλα....  



     Για τον κτηνοτρόφο που έχει ελεύθερα τα ζώα του στα ξένα χωράφια, αλλά και στους δρόμους με αποτέλεσμα να αποτελούν κίνδυνο-θάνατο τι να πούμε... Η μόνη λύση είναι η αυστηρή εφαρμογή της νομοθεσίας. Μόνο έτσι θα βάλουν μυαλό κάποιοι. 
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          NEW ORLEANS - The NBAs best and brightest head to the Big Easy on Sunday night to pla      Cache   Translate Page      
NEW ORLEANS - The NBAs best and brightest head to the Big Easy on Sunday night to play in the 63rd All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center. Womens Lakers Jerseys . You can watch all the action on TSN with coverage beginning at 7pm et/4pm pt. LeBron James of the Miami Heat was the leading vote-getter as he starts his 10th All-Star Game. "Its great being here, man, and its nice to see all your fellow guys around the league, both East and West," said James. "Im honored to be here once again and excited to be part of this." He is joined in the Easts starting lineup by Heat teammate Dwyane Wade (10th appearance), Clevelands Kyrie Irving (2nd), Indianas Paul George (2nd) and New Yorks Carmelo Anthony (7th). The leading vote-getter out West was Oklahoma Citys Kevin Durant, who finished second to James in overall voting and will be in his fifth All-Star Game. Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors is going to make his All-Star debut as he earned the most votes in the West backcourt. Kobe Bryant was voted into the other starting spot, despite playing just six games this season. His knee injury precluded him from participating and commissioner Adam Silver named New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis to replace him on the roster. Head coach Scott Brooks of OKC selected Bryants replacement in the starting lineup and that man will be Brooks former player, James Harden of the Houston Rockets. LA Clipper Blake Griffin (4th appearance) and Minnesotas Kevin Love (3rd) round out the starting five. Pacers skipper Frank Vogel will coach the Eastern Conference team. The reserves, as always, were selected by the conference coaches and offered little in terms of controversy. Much like the fan vote, coaches were tasked with selecting two backcourt players, three frontcourt players and two wild-cards. The visitors from the East will have newbies in Washingtons John Wall, Torontos DeMar DeRozan and Atlantas Paul Millsap. Miamis Chris Bosh will make his ninth appearance and fellow veterans Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets (7th), Indianas Roy Hibbert (2nd) and Chicagos Joakim Noah (2nd) complete the second unit. The Western reserves are a more veteran-laden group with Dallas Dirk Nowitzki (12th), Clipper Chris Paul (7th), San Antonios Tony Parker (6th) and Dwight Howard (8th) of the Houston Rockets. Portland has two representatives in LaMarcus Aldridge (3rd) and Damian Lillard (1st). Davis will make his All-Star debut in just his second season. "I stayed in the gym last summer trying to get better, and Im doing the same thing this summer. And I have a lot to work on," said Davis. "And to be selected in the All-Star Game and the numbers that Im putting up is amazing, but I know that I have a lot to do." The West is on a three-game winning streak. Last year, Paul earned MVP honors with 20 points, 15 assists and four steals as the West prevailed, 143-138 in Houston. 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           Comment on A Month of Islam in America: August 2018 by Allan Kaplan       Cache   Translate Page      
With Sharia Law and the presence of legal Muslims in the USA are 3.4 million and growing. Fastest growing religion in the USA is Islam according to the Buueau of Statistics. Let's look at the realities without getting too emotional and riled up with hate and false understandings. Among the 3.4 million Muslims in the USA,"study shows that those born the “travel ban” countries had an incarceration rate of 0.32 per cent, compared to 1.54 per cent of the native-born Americans".as a proportion of the Muslim-American population (46 out of 3 million in 2016, or approximately 1 in 65,000).number of murders in the United States in a given year, as a proportion of the entire US population (17,250 out of 323,127,513 in 2016, or approximately 1 in 18,000 ). Let's see why Muslim "Refugees" are flooding Europe and a very small percentage to the USA. Why there were no Muslims invading Europe and coming to the USA before 911? What turned these Muslims overnight to run to the West? Let assume we Americans living in small, medium and large cities of the good ole USA living and minding our own business. Suddenly one night Russians or Israelis or any other country start bombing our cities and towns and we have no place to flee to except run to the closest bordering countries with the USA. Let's say we run to Mexico and Canada. And after getting in Mexico and Canada we start living the way we lived in the USA before we started to flee as we were being bombed night and day. The way we treat the Mexicans at home here in the good ole USA, is not gonna be liked by the locals of Mexico cities for disrupting their ways of living. Neither would Canada to a small degree despite our common language, religion and culture. They already resent us as bullying Americans! Since we Americans bombed the hell out of major cities of Arab countries where we are invading them, left no choice but to flee to the closest nex country out of the bombing ranges. Most of these fleeing families of Muslims ended up fleeing to the closest bordering country like Italy, Greece, Spain, Hungary etc. Very few (less than one 30th of one percent) made it to the USA as well. And that's we are dealing with. Just think cool mindedly and we all can understand this crazy talks of "animals" etc. By the way most of these "animal muslims" are more educated than us the average Americans. Most of these "animal Muslims" have degrees in science and medicine and this is why we find doctors, engineers, IT guys and gals from these Muslim countries in our hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, manufacuring, military, defense, space etc etc. So instead of anti-Muslim propaganda by those with special interest and connected with special Israel groups to make the Muslims look like aliens from a different planet, we deal with them everyday in the above institution without a trace of them being terrorists and Sharia police!
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          Apple to Unveil Latest Gadgets      Cache   Translate Page      
The electronics giant Apple is expected to unveil a range of new iPhones. Technology journalist Stuart Miles of the website Pocket Lint is in San Francisco, and tells us what we can expect to see. Also in the programme, the European Commission has called for a new free trade partnership between the EU and Africa. Judith Tyson of the Overseas Development Institute explains why some African leaders are wary about the prospect. The US investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy ten years ago this week. We travel to Greece to find out how the ensuing financial crisis affected families there. We have a report investigating the impact of vaping on human health as a substitute for smoking. Plus we find out about a promotion that has backfired in Russia where pizza chain Domino's offered free pizza for life, in exchange for customers getting a tattoo of the Domino's logo.
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Greece’s Energean is considering farming down its Katakolo field development located in Western Greece once it gets the approval of the environmental and social impact assessment for the...

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          Έζησε ή πέθανε από την πτώση αυτή, που κόβει την ανάσα; – έπεσε από 600 μέτρα (Video)      Cache   Translate Page      

Τότε αρχίζει το δράμα του. Πέφτει κάθετα χτυπώντας επάνω στο χιόνι και αναπτύσσοντας ταχύτητα. Από τον πόνο ο σκιέρ δεν αντέχει και ξεσπάει σε κλάματα. Και συνεχίζει να πέφτει, όχι για ένα ούτε για δυο, αλλά για πολλά, πάρα πολλά δευτερόλεπτα. Όταν τέλος ζαλισμένος αλλά ζωντανός φτάνει σε στέρεο έδαφος κάνει νόημα, ότι είναι εντάξει. Χτυπημένος […]

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          Ταμίας έπαθε ανακοπή καρδίας και έφηβοι λήστεψαν ανενόχλητοι το ταμείο      Cache   Translate Page      

Δυο άκαρδοι νεαροί καταγράφηκαν από το κλειστό κύκλωμα πρατηρίου καυσίμων να ξαφρίζουν το ταμείο, όταν από την αψιμαχία που είχαν με τον ταμία, εκείνος υπέστη καρδιακή προσβολή. Το συμβάν έλαβε χώρα σε κωμόπολη της πολιτείας Ουάσιγκτον νωρίς το απόγευμα του Σαββάτου. Όλα ξεκίνησαν όταν οι δύο έφηβοι μπήκαν στο κατάστημα και έκλεψαν δυο σνακ. Ο […]

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High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with some rain Wednesday Showers in eastern Spain, some heavy. Drier for the rest of Spain and Portugal with good spells of sunshine. The showers extend through the Balearics as well as Corsica and Sardinia. Italy should be fair with sunny spells and feeling warm. Showers affecting Greece and Portugal, again some of these will be heavy. France has a mix of sunshine and scattered showers. Cloud and some showery rain extends over northern Germany and the Low Countries. Poland, southern Germany, Austria and Hungary should all be dry with sunny spells. Thundery showers forming in Switzerland. Denmark will be rather cloudy with some showery rain. Breezy with rain and showers in the Baltic States. Finland will be windy with further showers. Drier in Sweden and windy. Norway will be unsettled and windy with rain, some heavy. Very warm or hot across Central and Southern Europe, temperatures typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally exceeding 35C in parts of the south. Becoming progressively cooler further north, especially in the rain over Norway.

Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Lower temperatures sink a little further south into some central parts but the south remains very warm.


          Grammatical gender: Masculine. Lacydes is a classi... for taxon Lacydes Kinberg, 1866      Cache   Translate Page      
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           Comment on In One Story, Everything You Need to Know about France by Can We Predict When Venezuela’s Statist Nightmare Will End? | International Liberty       Cache   Translate Page      
[…] of total statism, Greece is in trouble because of lots of statism, France is anemic because of run-of-the-mill statism, and Denmark does okay because it’s only statist in one area (fiscal […]
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[…] matters. Venezuela is a total mess because of total statism, Greece is in trouble because of lots of statism, France is anemic because of run-of-the-mill statism, and Denmark does okay because it’s only […]
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The unfortunate demise of the Village Voice newspaper is a reminder that the original art director of that paper in 1955 was a Richmond native, Nell Blaine, who today is considered one of the most important American landscape painters of the 20th century.

Born in 1922, Blaine was the daughter of Harry and Nora Blaine and grew up on Barton Avenue. In addition to her art skills, while attending John Marshall High School she also was a writer. The May 27, 1938, edition of its student newspaper, The Monocle, reported Blaine won first place in a contest for a story called "The Cottontail's Plight." Teacher Eunice Clark told the Monocle "Nell has a gift for writing."

In 1939 Blaine was awarded a scholarship to the School of Art at Richmond Professional Institute, now Virginia Commonwealth University. Her instructor, Theresa Pollak, recalled in 1972 that Blaine was "frisky, but very determined and a hard worker." Pollak also helped Blaine break down the constricted, mechanical way of painting acquired from her illustrating work. Blaine's mother called Pollak and complained art school was "ruining her daughter."

"[Pollak] could see I was serious, but she didn't like what I was doing," Blaine told author Martica Sawin in 1996. "It was advertising art like Cassandre posters with big flat areas of color."

Blaine was literary editor of the Proscript, the student newspaper. But after two years, with funds running out, she had to go to work for an advertising agency while taking classes at night under the artist Worden Day, a relationship that profoundly influenced her.

"It was Worden who got me interested in landscape painting, and I would get on my bike at 6 a.m. and go to high perches above the James River to do watercolors before going to work," she recalled. It was also Worden who encouraged her in 1942 to go study at the Hans Hofmann school in New York's Greenwich Village.

Despite her mother's objections, the decision changed Blaine's life. By the 1940s American artists were stressing painting not so much as beauty but as being true to the artist's inner experience, and her Hofmann scholarship encouraged her to spontaneously get those inner sensations onto canvas. "I must work fast to get it all down before it's gone," she said in a 1968 interview. "After that it becomes work."

At 22 Nell became the youngest member of American Abstract Artists, calling herself an "abstract impressionist." She co-founded the Jane Gallery and earned numerous one-person shows as her work evolved into a self-described synthesis of the styles of Hans Arp and Piet Mondrian. She also lived a genuine 1940s bohemian lifestyle, listening to jazz, eating 40-cent dinners and shivering in a $25-per-month apartment. By 1953, with her marriage to Bob Bass long dissolved, she started a working relationship with the Tibor de Nagy Gallery that lasted her entire life.

In 1954, two Word War II veterans, Edwin Fancher and Dan Wolf, worked with John Wilcock and novelist Norman Mailer to start the Village Voice. A fellow Hofmann student who dated Mailer asked Blaine if she would be interested in doing the typography and art direction since she had publication experience. Nell came on board and designed a white-on-black logo and all the section heads while her painting career soared. After less than a year she left the financially-plagued startup and pursued art full time.

Her career nearly ended in Greece in 1959 when she was stricken with bulbospinal polio. Warned she may not live another 24 hours, she was rushed to New York in an iron lung and spent eight months hospitalized there, alive but fearing she would never paint again.

Confined to a wheelchair the rest of her life, she gained use of her hands with intense physical therapy, though she had to paint in oils with her left hand and watercolors with her weaker right.

Nell died of respiratory complications in 1996. While her brief work on the Village Voice goes unrecognized, her painting legacy survives not just with a 1986 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women's Caucus for Art, but in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney, the Hirshhorn and of course, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. S


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          Θεσσαλονίκη: Ποιο ωράριο λειτουργίας των καταστημάτων προτείνει ο Μπουτάρης      Cache   Translate Page      

Την πρότασή του για νέο ωράριο λειτουργίας των εμπορικών καταστημάτων της πόλης, επανέλαβε ο δήμαρχος Θεσσαλονίκης, Γιάννης Μπουτάρης, με αφορμή...

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          Comment on Did You Know the Earth Has Ley Lines and Chakras? Here’s Where They Are by Joe richardson      Cache   Translate Page      
There are 12 ruins of temples between Greece and Turkey that, when connected, form a perfect Maltese Cross many miles apart. There may be a line from there that goes through the area of Carnak, France. See "DNA And The I-Ching by Johnson F. Yan; when we look at the hexagrams we are seeing the rows of trees that were in the Garden of Eden, encoded to radiate the vibes of a perfected human in order to influence the evolution of the created beings. "Prometheus" and "2001 A Space Odyssey" are correct: we were engineered. Genesis 6;2 speaks of a breeding program. Also see, the once and future osiris.blogspot.com (especially the essay: Declarations Concerning The Unified Field. Joe Richardson
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Σε κυνήγι μαγισσών επιδίδεται το καθεστώς του Ναρέντρα Μόντι στην Ινδία, σε μια εποχή που, πρώτον, με την περσινή εισαγωγή του ενιαίου φόρου αγαθών και υπηρεσιών (GST), στο 1/5 των 63 εκατομμυρίων μικρών επιχειρήσεων μειώθηκαν τα κέρδη κατά 20% και η ανεργία εκτινάχτηκε τον Αύγουστο σε 6,4% από 4,1% πέρσι τον Ιούλη, παρά την επίσημη ανάπτυξη του 2ου τριμήνου (8,2%, σε σχέση με το 5,6% του περσινού 2ου τριμήνου), δεύτερον, η Ινδία “τρώει τη σκόνη” της Κίνας στον Ινδικό και την Αφρική και, τρίτον, παρά τις μαζικές δολοφονίες στελεχών του από το ινδικό κράτος, το ΚΚΙ (Μαοϊκό) επεκτείνει την επιρροή του και στις πόλεις.

Οχτώ από τους συλληφθέντες ακτιβιστές για τα δημοκρατικά δικαιώματα του ινδικού λαού
Στις 28 Αυγούστου, σε ταυτόχρονες επιχειρήσεις της ινδικής αστυνομίας συνελήφθησαν oi διανοούμενοι και αγωνιστές–τριες για την υπεράσπιση των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων: ο ποιητής Varavara Rao, η δικηγόρος και πανεθνική γραμματέας της Λαϊκής Ένωσης για τις Πολιτικές Ελευθερίες Sudha Bharadwaj, ο ιερέας και κοινωνικός αγωνιστής Stan Swamy, ο δημοσιογράφος KV Kumaranath, ο πανεπιστημιακός καθηγητής Ξένων Γλωσσών Kusuma Satyanarayana, ο δημοσιογράφος Kranthi Tekula, o καθηγητής και γενικός γραμματέας της Επιτροπής για την Προστασία των Δημοκρατικών Δικαιωμάτων Anand Teltumbe, ο δημοσιογράφος και συγγραφέας Gautam Navlakha (ιδρυτικό μέλος της Λαϊκής Ένωσης για τα Δημοκρατικά Δικαιώματα), ο συγγραφέας Arun Fereira, ο συγγραφέας Vernon Gonzalves και η δικηγόρος Susan Abraham.

Οι συλλήψεις του Varavara Rao, της Sudha Bharadwaj, του Gautam Navlakha, του Vernon Gonsalves και του Arun Ferreira παρατείνονται με απόφαση του Ανώτατου Δικαστηρίου τουλάχιστον ως τις 12 Σεπτέμβρη, ενώ η κυβέρνηση της Μαχαράστρα σε υπόμνημά της προς το δικαστήριο χαρακτηρίζει τους συλληφθέντες ως μέλη του ΚΚ Ινδίας (Μαοϊκού).


Για τις πρόσφατες συλλήψεις και το φασιστικό καθεστώς που δημιουργείται στη “μεγαλύτερη δημοκρατία του κόσμου”, την Ινδία, μίλησε η συγγραφέας Αρουντάτι Ρόι στη Deutsche Welle.

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Αρουντάτι Ρόι: «Βρισκόμαστε αντιμέτωποι με ένα φασιστικό καθεστώς»

Οι πρόσφατες συλλήψεις έχουν προκαλέσει κύμα οργής στην Ινδία. Πώς θα περιγράφατε αυτή την κίνηση της κυβέρνησης;

Χιλιάδες άνθρωποι βρίσκονται στις φυλακές στις πολιτείες Τζάρκχαντ, Τσαντίσγκαρχ και Άντρα Πραντές. Πρόκειται για ανθρώπους που δεν είναι επώνυμοι, δεν έχουν συνηγόρους υπεράσπισης, δεν μπορούν να διοργανώσουν συνεντεύξεις τύπου.

Προηγουμένως, τα μέλη της κοινότητας των Αντίβασι χαρακτηρίζονταν συλλήβδην ως “μαοϊστές”. Τώρα είναι οι Νταλίτ (σ.σ. η κατώτερη κάστα των ινδουιστών) και όποιος τους υποστηρίζει, που εντάσσεται σε αυτή την κατηγορία. Γινόμαστε μάρτυρες ενός πραξικοπήματος ενάντια στο Σύνταγμα. Η κατάσταση είναι πολύ κρίσιμη.

Κάποιοι αναλυτές και πολιτικοί ακτιβιστές ισχυρίζονται ότι η πρόσφατη επίθεση της κυβέρνησης φέρνει στο νου την κήρυξη κατάστασης έκτακτης ανάγκης το 1975 από την τότε πρωθυπουργό Ίντιρα Γκάντι. Συμφωνείτε με αυτή την άποψη;

Νομίζω ότι είναι δυνάμει πιο επικίνδυνη η σημερινή κατάσταση από εκείνη του 1975. Το 1975 κηρύχθηκε κατάσταση έκτακτης ανάγκης δήθεν γα να εφαρμοστεί το Σύνταγμα, παρότι επρόκειτο για παραβίαση των λαϊκών δικαιωμάτων. Όμως, αυτή η κυβέρνηση προσπαθεί να ανατρέψει το Σύνταγμα προκειμένου να ανακηρύξει την Ινδία “ινδουϊστικό έθνος” (Χιντού Ράστρα) – για την ακρίβεια έθνος των ανώτερων καστών των ινδουιστών –, στο οποίο οι μειονότητες και όλοι όσοι δεν συμφωνούν με την πλειοψηφική άποψη, μπορούν να διωχτούν ποινικά.

Εκτιμώ πως θα έχουμε συνέχεια μια τέτοια κατάσταση μέχρι τις γενικές εκλογές (σ.σ. του χρόνου) – συλλήψεις, δολοφονίες, λιντσαρίσματα, βομβιστικές επιθέσεις, αναταραχές και πογκρόμ.

Μερικοί ειδικοί έχουν εντοπίσει ομοιότητες στις πρόσφατες δολοφονίες κάποιων φιλελεύθερων ακτιβιστών. Ποιος θα μπορούσε να βρίσκεται πίσω από τις προφανώς συστηματικές επιθέσεις;

Η έρευνα από την αστυνομία της Καρνατάκα για τη δολοφονία της Γκάουρι Λανκές έχει οδηγήσει σε αρκετές συλλήψεις, οι οποίες, με τη σειρά τους, οδήγησαν στην αποκάλυψη της δράσης διαφόρων δεξιών ινδουιστικών οργανώσεων (σ.σ. που προωθούν την ιδεολογία της “ινδουιστικής ανωτερότητας”), όπως τη Σανάθαν Σανσθάν.

Η δημοσιογράφος Γκάουρι Λανκές που δολοφονήθηκε το 2017
Αυτό που προέκυψε είναι η ύπαρξη ενός σκιώδους, πολυπλόκαμου τρομοκρατικού δικτύου με λίστες στόχων, κρυψώνες και καταφύγια, όπλα, πολεμοφόδια και σχέδια για βομβιστικές επιθέσεις, δολοφονίες και δηλητηριάσεις ανθρώπων.

Ταυτόχρονα, αισθάνομαι ότι οι αρχές εύκολα μπορούν να αποπροσανατολίσουν – με κάποιες μεγαλύτερες ή μικρότερες επιθέσεις που μεγεθύνονται από φιλικά ΜΜΕ. Εκτιμώ πως οι πρόσφατες συλλήψεις είναι μια απόπειρα για να αποσπαστεί η προσοχή από την πραγματική απειλή.

Ο πρωθυπουργός Ναρέντρα Μόντι χάνει τη δημοφιλία του ως αποτέλεσμα αυτών των δράσεων;

Είναι σημαντικό για τις κυβερνήσεις – τόσο για την προηγούμενη κυβέρνηση της Ενωμένης Προοδευτικής Συμμαχίας με επικεφαλής το Ινδικό Κογκρέσο, όσο και τη σημερινή του Ινδικού Λαϊκού Κόμματος (BJP) – να παρουσιάζουν τις επιθέσεις τους στους Αντίβασι και, τώρα, στην περίπτωση του BJP, την επίθεσή της στους Νταλίτ, ως μια επίθεση ενάντια στους “Μαοϊστές” ή “Ναξαλίτες”. Αυτό γίνεται γιατί, σε αντίθεση με τους μουσουλμάνους, οι οποίοι έχουν σχεδόν εξαφανιστεί από τους εκλογικούς υπολογισμούς, όλα τα πολιτικά κόμματα θεωρούν τις περιοχές των Αντίβασι και των Νταλίτ ως μία πιθανή πηγή ψήφων. Συλλαμβάνοντας ακτιβιστές και χαρακτηρίζοντάς τους “Μαοϊστές”, η κυβέρνηση του BJP καταφέρνει να υπονομεύει και να προσβάλλει τις διεκδικήσεις των Νταλίτ, δίνοντάς τους άλλο όνομα – την ίδια στιγμή που παρουσιάζεται ως ευαίσθητη στα “ζητήματα των Νταλίτ”.

Μαχητές και μαχήτριες του Λαϊκού Απελευθερωτικού Αντάρτικου Στρατού του ΚΚ Ινδίας (Μαοϊκού)
Υπάρχουν χιλιάδες άνθρωποι στις φυλακές σε όλη τη χώρα: φτωχοί και μη προνομιούχοι άνθρωποι που παλεύουν για τα σπίτια τους, τη γη τους, την αξιοπρέπειά τους. Αυτοί οι άνθρωποι κατηγορούνται για ανταρσία και – το χειρότερο – σαπίζουν χωρίς δίκη σε γεμάτες από ανθρώπους φυλακές.

Βρισκόμαστε αντιμέτωποι με ένα καθεστώς που η ίδια η αστυνομία του αποκαλεί φασιστικό. Στη σημερινή Ινδία, το να ανήκεις σε μια μειονότητα συνιστά έγκλημα. Το να είσαι φτωχός συνιστά έγκλημα. Το να υπερασπίζεσαι τους φτωχούς συνιστά συνωμοσία για την ανατροπή της κυβέρνησης.

Οι ευάλωτοι στην Ινδία απομονώνονται και αναγκάζονται να σιωπήσουν. Όσοι έχουν φωνή φυλακίζονται. Ο θεός να βοηθήσει να πάρουμε πίσω τη χώρα μας.

Μετάφραση από τα αγγλικά. Δημοσιεύτηκε στη Deutsche Welle στις 03/09/2018.

Και εμείς το αναδημοσίευουμε από το https://parapoda.wordpress.com/

          Debating Europe’s Future, Remember the Children      Cache   Translate Page      

A child in the Moria “hotspot” camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, December 2017. Parents in the camp said their children cannot access adequate healthcare. © Bill Van Esveld / Human Rights Watch, 2017.

Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras will “debate the future of Europe” today with the European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, and European Parliament members, part of a debate series about how to improve the EU. Appropriately, it is the first day of school in Greece.

But not for all children. What does it mean for the future of Europe that Greece is failing to ensure that thousands of children will be able to sit in a classroom, but rather is warehousing them in isolated, EU-sponsored camps on the Aegean islands?

Officials have claimed that asylum seekers on the islands are “in transit” and don’t need schools, but this amounts to a policy of just wishing that thousands of children would go away.

Greece has done an abysmal job of providing education to asylum-seeking children on the islands, yet with EU encouragement it insists on keeping them there. “Aram,” a father from Kobane, Syria who had been living with his four school-age children in a camp on Lesbos for more than a year told us last summer: “Without education they lose their future, but they have not done anything wrong.”

On the mainland, the Education Ministry opened classes to help some asylum-seeking children to learn Greek, and to help those who had been out of school – often due to war or because they were forced to take dangerous journeys – catch up to their grade level.

These programs were virtually unavailable to children stuck in the government-run camps on the islands. By the end of the 2017-2018 school year, Human Rights Watch found that fewer than 400 of more than 3,000 school-age asylum-seeking children there were in school. None of the boys and girls we interviewed who did manage to go to school started the school year on time last September.

The European Commission says it has allocated €393 million in emergency assistance to Greece, an additional €322.8 million under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, and €238 million more for border security. Is Brussels troubled at all that rates of school enrollment for asylum-seeking children are worse on Lesbos, Chios, and Samos than in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey?

Children stuck on the islands are victims of Greece’s EU-backed policy to keep asylum seekers who arrive by sea from Turkey there until their claims are adjudicated. If their asylum claims are rejected, they are supposed to be sent back to Turkey – a country that is not safe for refugees. If accepted, they are supposed to go to the mainland. All this is to happen promptly.

In fact, families are forced to wait nine months or more for an asylum interview. With new arrivals outstripping departures, the unsanitary, dangerous island camps remain badly overcrowded.

Greece, with encouragement from other EU member states, has clung tenaciously to this containment policy.  The Greek asylum service has even blocked sick children from seeking needed treatment on the mainland. “My daughter is dying in front of my eyes and I can do nothing,” one girl’s father told me.

No official can claim not to know that the containment policy is inflicting immense suffering on people. In July 2017, we documented a mental health crisis on the islands. “Camps are places where vulnerabilities are created,” an International Organization for Migration official told us. “My hope is dead since they brought me here,” a mother of four children said. A year later, Doctors Without Borders reported that conditions in Moria camp on Lesbos had deteriorated even further, to the extent that children were being retraumatized and an increasing number were having “intense panic attacks, suicidal ideations and suicide attempts.”

Greece, and the EU, will bear the costs of this policy failure for years to come. Children deprived of education are vulnerable to exploitation, hazardous child labor, and a lifetime of poverty. Their healthcare costs will be far higher than those of people with an education. Their annual income will shrink by 9 percent for every year of education they were denied.

The future of refugee children in Europe depends on the EU. And Europe’s treatment of refugee children today may hint at the type of place Europe will become tomorrow. The Greek government should end the containment policy, and in the interim, Greek schools should ensure their doors are open to all children, including those on the islands.


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For the first time ever Ubisoft is including dialog mechanics that can actually change the course of your Assassin's Creed story.

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Assassin's Creed: Odyssey already looks absolutely amazing thanks to its ancient Greece timeframe and Origins-based combat, but Ubisoft is keen on morphing the series into a RPG. Unlike previous...


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          Flags of the World - Louis Ledra Beach Hotel Flags - Paphos, Cyprus.      Cache   Translate Page      
These flags are located outside the Louis Ledra Beach Hotel on Poseidonos Ave, opposite Aliathon Plaza, near Paphos.

There are nine flag poles situated at the front of the hotel near the entrance to the car park.
Flags from the following countries were on display;
France
Germany
Russia
United Kingdom
European Union
Cyprus
Greece

The two remaining flags represent the hotel.
The Louis Ledra Beach is a hotel located on the sea front a short walk away from Paphos. It is 3 km from the medieval Paphos Castle and 5 km from the Tombs of the Kings, an archaeological site with underground tombs carved out of rock. https://louisledrabeach.com/



          Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey wants you to soak up the sights in its new Exploration Mode      Cache   Translate Page      

As mindbogglingly huge as Assassin’s Creed Origins was, it never felt possible to get lost in its sprawling Egyptian landscapes. For Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Ubisoft want you to get a little bit lost. Spotted by Eurogamer during a hands-on preview, Exploration Mode is a new option described in-game as “the way Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is meant to be experienced”. Rather than hold your hand as you explore ancient Greece, this new mode removes quest and navigation markers, forcing you to listen to and follow directions instead. Also below; a fancy new trailer.

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           Comment on Nazi murder plot in Sweden by petrel41       Cache   Translate Page      
NO-ONE can dress up a far-right general election vote of 17.6 per cent as good news, but nor should the disappointment felt by Sweden’s Democrat fascists in suits be ignored. The misnamed Democrats had hoped the result would be still better, claiming that they could score as much as 30 per cent and replace the free-market conservative Moderate Party as the second party. Even mainstream opinion polls suggested the party, with its roots in Keep Sweden Swedish nazi extremism, could hit 24 per cent. The Moderates lost ground, as did the country’s largest party, the Social Democrats, but, alongside the Democrats’ surge from 12.9 per cent to 17.6, the Left party, which polled below 6 per cent in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 general elections, rose to 8 per cent. Its 28 seats, alongside the Greens’ depleted 15 and 101 for the Social Democrats, ought to ensure a continuation of Social Democrat Prime Minister Stefan Lofven’s government, whether as head of the erstwhile Red-Green Alliance or in some other guise. Both the Social Democrats and the Moderates borrowed elements from the Democrats’ anti-refugee programme in a forlorn attempt to spike the fascists’ rise. Yet the standing of Lofven’s party was assisted by principled anti-fascist activity backed by the Left, especially in the major cities. Where the right had previously controlled two of the main three cities, Stockholm and Gothenburg, all three, including Malmo, are now dominated by the Social Democrats, with the Left outscoring the Democrats in the capital. It is theoretically possible that the Moderates could, through a dirty deal with the Democrats, replace Lofven, but this is less likely than it would have been had the far-right carried the day with the kind of figures expected beforehand. Introducing far-right parties into government has already happened in northern Europe, specifically in Finland and Norway, mirroring stronger support for right-wing extremism in Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany and elsewhere. This is partially explained by pundits as a reaction to governments accepting growing numbers of refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and various African countries heading to Europe through Libya. Yet the numbers of refugees arriving in Sweden and Germany or even Greece and Italy are as nothing compared to those fleeing imperialist wars and their consequences in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq to Turkey, Lebanon or Jordan. Mainstream parties across Europe legitimise far-right parties’ programmes by giving credence, by imitation, to their ludicrous claims that taking in relatively small numbers of refugees undermines a country’s cultural identity or threatens to spark a crime wave. As ever, they proclaim personal opposition to racism and xenophobia but ascribe their bigotry to demands from “the public” — the working class. While some working people do indeed succumb to such negative phenomena, the reality in Sweden, as in all European states where a far-right surge has been witnessed, is that anti-racist opposition is co-ordinated by the left and the organised labour movement. So-called “moderate” centre-left/centre-right parties routinely replacing each other in government with no discernible qualitative change in policies bear huge responsibility for alienation expressed by working people faced by a neoliberal austerity agenda, whatever party is in office. Exploiting such alienation is easy for those seeking to divide people on the basis of skin colour, nationality or religion to assist their power-seeking ambitions. Sweden’s overall election result provides a negative example, but the opposite is true of the Left’s role in campaigning not only against xenophobia but for a socialist alternative to austerity. https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/article/far-right-breakthrough-prevented-in-sweden
          Protecting the Dead: the LBA site of Aidonia, Greece, and the TAPHOS project, Sep 19      Cache   Translate Page      
I present the preliminary results of the Nemea Center's collaborative project with the Greek Archaeological Service (TAPHOS) at the LBA site of Aidonia in the Korinthia region of Greece. This project was launched to explore the socio-cultural practices and political affiliation of the people interred in the Late Bronze Age (LBA) cemetery at Aidonia while at the same time preserving an endangered archaeological site through systematic excavation, publication of legacy material, and public education.

The tombs at Aidonia date from the early 15th to the late 13th c. BCE, roughly contemporary with the Shaft Graves from Mycenae excavated by Heinrich Schliemann and the influential palatial period that followed. The Mycenaean cemetery of Aidonia challenges current narratives regarding state development in LBA Greece because the tombs there echo the burials of palatial elites, but mortuary practices indicate that they thrived independent of the palatial societies characteristic of the nearby Argolid region.

Four years of excavation following a pilot survey season have revealed a complex mortuary tradition that includes significant variation in the treatment of primary and secondary burials indicating how the population engaged with and created memories of their past through the use and reuse of chamber tombs. Our current work has also revealed that extensive looting continues on the site and has already destroyed much of the site's narrative, but not entirely as several undisturbed tombs have now been completely and systematically recovered by our project.
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          обзор для Европы: Some showers - Very warm in the south, сент 13 - 07:43      Cache   Translate Page      

High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


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Ο Calvin ετοιμαζόταν να φάει ένα αρκετά περίεργο σνακ, ωμή ρέγγα με κρεμμύδια και μπαχαρικά, όταν συνέβη αυτό! Κάποιος άλλος που τόση ώρα τον παρακολουθούσε είχε λιγουρευτεί ψάρι και δε δίστασε να του το κλέψει μέσα από το στόμα! Αυτό θα πει γλάρος-νίντζα! Ούτε που τον κατάλαβε!

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          No coroner has asked for a postmortem examination of the global financial crisis to be performed by a truly independent pathologist.      Cache   Translate Page      
Sir, Nouriel Roubini writes:“As we mark the 10th anniversary of the global financial crisis, there have been plenty of postmortems examining its causes, its consequences and whether the necessary lessons have been learnt” “Policy shifts, trade frictions and frothy prices cloud outlook for 2020” September 12.

Yes, many postmortems but none performed by a truly independent pathologist. 

Had that occurred he would have established that absolutely all assets that caused the crisis were those banks were allowed by their regulator to leverage immensely, because these were perceived, decreed or concocted as safe.

And from that he would have reported, not a lack of regulation but missregulation; and not excessive risk taking but excessive exposures to AAA rated securities, residential mortgages and 0% risk weighted sovereigns, like Greece.

And after such a report it is clear there would have been a total shake up of that group-thinking mutual admiration club known as the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision.

But since that report would have contained so many of truths that shall not be named, it never saw light, and consequentially the lessons have not been learned. 

Therefore the distortions in the allocation of credit have remained; something which has caused all the mindboggling large stimuli, like Tarp, QEs, fiscal deficits, growing personal debts that anticipate demand, and ultralow interests, to only result in kicking the crisis can forward and higher.

Sir, I have never been a bank regulator but from very early on I disliked much of what little I was seeing; and as an Executive Director of the World Bank I formally warned in 2003 against “entities such as the Basel Committee, accounting standard boards and credit rating agencies introducing serious and fatal systemic risks”

When later I discovered aspects like the runaway statism that was reflected into risk weights of 0% the sovereign and 100% the citizen; and the Basel II naiveté of allowing banks to leverage 62.5 times assets only because these had been rated AAA to AA by human fallible credit rating agencies, I could just not believe we had fallen so low.

Now, 10 years after the crisis, sadly, I am still waiting for any important authority to ask the regulators: 

“Why do you want banks to hold more capital against what by being perceived as risky has been made more innocous than against what by being perceived as safe poses so much more dangers to our bank system. Have you not heard about conditional probabilities?”

PS. Here is a somewhat more extensive aide memoire on the mistakes in the risk weighted capital requirements for banks.

@PerKurowski

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High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


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El gigante Talos representado como un joven desnudo y alado, armado con una piedra. Didracmade plata de Festos, Creta (c. 300/280–270 a. C.), anverso.
En la mitología griega TalosTalon o Talo (en griego antiguo Τάλως Tálos) era un gigante de bronce que protegía a la Cretaminoica de posibles invasores.
Existen varias versiones sobre su genealogía: a veces era considerado hijo de Cres, personificación de Creta y padre de Hefesto (lo que contradice la versión dominante), otras era un autómata forjado por el propio Hefesto con la ayuda de los cíclopes, y también a veces era el último de una malvada raza de gigantes de bronce. En algunas versiones del mito, Talos es forjado por el inventor Dédalo.
En cualquier caso, se le presentaba como el infatigable guardián de Creta (dado por Zeus a Europa o por Hefesto al rey Minos), encargado de dar tres vueltas cada día a la isla, impidiendo entrar en ella a los extranjeros y salir a los habitantes que no tenían el permiso del rey. Se decía que cuando Talos sorprendía a algún extranjero, se metía en el fuego hasta calentarse al rojo vivo y abrazaba entonces a sus víctimas hasta calcinarlas.
El invulnerable cuerpo de bronce de Talos era irrigado por una única vena diminuta que lo recorría desde el cuello al tobillo, donde estaba rematada por un clavo que le impedía desangrarse, y ese era su único punto débil.1​ Cuando Jasón y los argonautas llegaron a Creta tras obtener el vellocino de oro, Talos les impidió desembarcar del Argo arrojándoles grandes rocas a la bahía.
“…Pero el broncíneo Talos, desgajando peñascos del recio acantilado, les impedía amarrar sus cables a tierra. Él, entre los semidioses había quedado de la estirpe de los hombres que nacieron de los fresnos; el Crónida se lo donó a Europa para que fuese guardián de su isla, y él por tres veces daba a Creta la vuelta con sus broncíneos pies. Pero si bien…estaba formado de bronce y sin fractura posible, por debajo del tendón, en el tobillo, tenía una vena llena de sangre, y la membrana sutil que la encerraba era su límite entre la vida y la muerte….”
Apolonio de Rodas, Las Argonáuticas, Canto IV. 1630
Según Apolodoro,2​ la hechicera Medea volvió loco a Talos con sus pócimas, haciéndole creer que podía hacerle inmortal si le quitaba el clavo de su tobillo. Otra versión reza que Peante, padre de Filoctetes, atravesó la vena con una de sus flechas. En las Argonáuticas,3​ Medea le hipnotizaba desde el Argo, volviéndole loco y haciendo que se arrancase el clavo. En cualquier caso, al quitar el clavo de su tobillo se derramaba el icor de Talos, se desangraba y moría (compárese con la historia del talón de Aquiles). Tras su muerte, el Argo pudo arribar sin peligro.
En dialecto cretense Τάλως talôs (Talos) era el equivalente griego de hêlios (Helios), el sol: el léxico de Hesiquio de Alejandría señala simplemente que «Talos es el sol». En Creta Zeus era adorado como Zeus Taleo (Zeus Solar), incorporando el dios anterior en forma de epíteto, como es habitual.4​ El dios fue identificado con los montes Taleos (hoy llamado Kulukonas), una estribación al norte del monte Ida (Creta).

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Una interpretación política del mito cuenta que Talos es la flota minoica pertrechada con armas metálicas. Cuando los griegos del Argo le derrotan, el poder de Creta se desvanece.
E. Pottier, que no cuestiona la personalidad política de Minos, considera probable a la vista de la historia de Falaris que en Creta (donde pudo haber existido un culto al toro por parte de los del doble hacha) se torturaba a las víctimas encerrándolas en la panza de un toro de bronce al rojo vivo. Éste sería también el origen del mito del Minotauro.
Robert Graves sugiere que este mito está basado en una mala interpretación de una representación de Atenea demostrando el proceso de cera perdida para fundir bronce, que Dédalo llevó a Cerdeña.

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Notas[editar]

  1. Volver arriba Cf. "Talón de Aquiles".
  2. Volver arriba Pseudo-Apolodoro I.140.
  3. Volver arriba Apolonio de RodasArgonáuticas IV.1638.
  4. Volver arriba Martin P. Nilsson señaló que "Talos es la evolución de un antiguo dios cretense, que acabó identificado con Zeus" y concluyó que, como Crono, Zeus Taleo pertenece ciertamente al estrato pre-griego (Nilsson, "Fire-Festivals in Ancient Greece" The Journal of Hellenic Studies 43.2 [1923, pp. 144–148], p. 148).

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High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

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          Turkey's Latest Power Grab: A Naval Base In Cyprus?      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Debalina Ghoshal via The Gatestone Institute,

  • The possibility of a Turkish naval base on Cyprus does not bode well for the chances of a Cyprus reunification deal, particularly after the breakdown of the July 2017 peace talks, which were suspended when "Turkey had refused to relinquish its intervention rights on Cyprus or the presence of troops on the island."

  • Turkey has 30,000 soldiers stationed on Cyprus, the northern part of which it has illegally occupied since 1974.

  • "If Greek-Turkish tensions escalate, the possibility of another ill-timed military provocation could escalate with them... Moreover, such a conflict might open up an even greater opportunity for Russian interference." - Lawrence A. Franklin.

Turkey's Naval Forces Command has "submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stating that Turkey should establish a naval base in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus," according to Turkey's strongly pro-Erdogan daily, Yeni Safak, which recently endorsed the proposal for the base in an article entitled, "Why Turkey should establish a naval base in Northern Cyprus."

"The base will enable the protection of Northern Cyprus' sovereignty as well as facilitate and fortify Turkey's rights and interests in the Eastern Mediterranean, preventing the occupation of sea energy fields, and strengthening Turkey's hand in the Cyprus peace process talks."

Having a naval base in northern Cyprus would also strengthen the self-proclaimed "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus," which is recognized only by Turkey. Cyprus is strategically important: a naval base there would give Turkey easier access to the Eastern Mediterranean's international trade routes and greater control over the vast undersea energy resources around Cyprus. In the past, Turkey has blocked foreign vessels from drilling for these resources; in June, Turkey began its own exploration of the island's waters for gas and oil.

Turkey's Naval Forces Command has "submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stating that Turkey should establish a naval base in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus." Pictured: The Turkish Navy frigate TCG Oruçreis. (Image source: CC-BY-SA-3.0/Brian Burnell via Wikimedia Commons)

This is not the first time that Turkey has set its sights on the area's resources. In 2014, Ankara dispatched surveillance vessels and warships to Cyprus's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to search for hydrocarbons. This incident took place just before the leaders of Greece, Cyprus and Egypt deepened their an energy-cooperation, "freezing Turkey out." As soon as the accord was signed, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades blasted "Turkey's provocative actions," saying that they "do not just compromise the peace talks [between Greek and Turkish Cypriots]... [but] also affect security in the eastern Mediterranean region."

At the time, UN-brokered reunification negotiations, which had been renewed after a long hiatus, ended unsuccessfully yet again, as a result of Turkey's search for hydrocarbons in the EEZ. According to a November 2014 report in the Guardian:

"Turkey's decision to dispatch a research vessel into disputed waters last month not only resulted in talks being broken off but has exacerbated the row over drilling rights."

The possibility of a Turkish naval base does not bode well for the chances of a Cyprus reunification deal, particularly after the breakdown of the July 2017 peace talks between Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades. The talks were suspended when "Turkey had refused to relinquish its intervention rights on Cyprus or the presence of troops on the island." Turkey has 30,000 soldiers stationed on Cyprus, the northern part of which it has illegally occupied since 1974.

Another factor that may be contributing to the Turkish Navy's desire for a base in Cyprus is Israel. Aside from Ankara's extremely rocky relations with Jerusalem, Israel and Cyprus have been working to forge an agreement to join their electricity grids and construct a pipeline to link their gas fields to mainland Europe. Although they are in a dispute over development rights of one of these gas fields, Aphrodite, they are invested in reaching a solution that will not damage their increasingly friendly relations.

Erdogan's considerations should concern NATO, of which Turkey, surprisingly, is still a member, and the rest of the West. As Lawrence A. Franklin recently wrote for Gatestone:

"If Greek-Turkish tensions escalate, the possibility of another ill-timed military provocation could escalate with them. The ability of NATO to respond to other conflicts in the area could be affected, as well as NATO air and naval assets based in both countries. Moreover, such a conflict might open up an even greater opportunity for Russian interference."


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Τραγικό θάνατο βρήκε λουόμενος το απόγευμα της περασμένης Δευτέρας (10-09-2018) στην Αμάρυνθο στην Εύβοια, στην δημοφιλή παραλία της περιοχής «Αλάμπεη». Σύμφωνα με πληροφορίες ο 52χρονος άνδρας ο οποίος έμενε στην Αθήνα αλλά παραθέριζε στην Αμάρυνθο πήγε στην παραλία και αφού άφησε τα πράγματά του στην άμμο, πήρε το στρώμα θαλάσσης και έπεσε στη θάλασσα. Κάποια στιγμή και ενώ κολυμπούσε όχι στα βαθιά έπεσε στο νερό και πνίγηκε.

Αν και προσπάθησε ενστικτωδώς να πάρει ανάσα δεν τα κατάφερε και πνίγηκε. Όσοι βρίσκονταν εκείνη την ώρα στην παραλία έσπευσαν να βοηθήσουν αλλά για τον άτυχο άνδρα ήταν πλέον αργά. Μάλιστα στο περιστατικό έτρεξε ένας γιατρός που βρισκόταν στην παραλία προσπαθώντας με τεχνικές αναπνοές να τον επαναφέρει στη ζωή αλλά μάταια. Σύμφωνα με όσα έχουν γίνει γνωστά ο άνδρας πιθανόν να είχε φάει και πάνω στο στρώμα να αποκοιμήθηκε όταν έπεσε από τους κυματισμούς της θάλασσας στο νερό. Αποτέλεσμα ήταν να πνιγεί και να ανασυρθεί νεκρός.

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Athens Medical Group (AMG), including Athens Medical Center, joins Clinerion’s hospitals network, and expands Clinerion’s footprint in Western Europe. Their Medsana Bucharest Medical Center in Romania will also join Clinerion’s Patient Network Explorer platform.

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She brought up her 50th cap for Australia earlier this week so we felt it was the perfect time to get to know one of the Hockeyroos' rising stars Stephanie Kershaw. What’s your full name? Stephanie Anna Kershaw. Nicknames? Kersh or SK. Nothing interesting. Where exactly in Townsville are you from? Townsville. Literally in the city! What’s your favourite thing about Townsville? The Strand or Juliette’s, which is a café. It’s run by one of my good friend’s families who makes the best coffee in Townsville. Shameless plug! Just putting it out there. So what else about Townsville? And it’s also on the water, so we’ve got a beach and it’s always sunny. What did you do in Townsville as a kid? I played sports mostly and ran around a lot. What sports specifically? Hockey, athletics, soccer, swimming, softball, touch. Everything! Are you a fan of sports and do you support any teams? Recently I started supporting Fremantle in the AFL, for better or worse. I support the Cowboys in the NRL too, but they came second last this year. Is Johnathan Thurston a hero of yours, being a Townsville girl? I should say yes, but no, not really. What are your interests outside of Hockey? Coffee. I’m a coffee connoisseur. I drink soy flat white. Study or work? I study nutrition, so I’m looking to be a dietician at some point in my life. Where do you do that and how far along are you? I study at Curtin University, next door to where we train. I’m two-and-a-half years in. Does that help with Hockey? I reckon yes. It gives me something outside Hockey to concentrate on and it’s nice to have a break away from the athlete life. We heard you like to travel too. Favourite holiday destination and why? That’d have to be New Zealand, because it’s close. If I could go anywhere at the moment I’d say Iceland. It looks so nice. I’d be really keen to see the Northern Lights. I recently got back from Greece which was definitely in my top three places to go. Best country to play Hockey and why? Definitely the Netherlands. For the crowds basically. Your brother Tom Craig is a Kookaburra, do you guys only talk about Hockey? Yes, definitely. No, I’m kidding, we talk about a lot of stuff. Probably less about Hockey than most other people which is nice. Brooke Peris and Jeremy Hayward are also dating from the two squads. Who is the real Australian Hockey power couple? That’s a tricky one but I’d have to Chook and Jeremy are the original power couple. They’re just good and they love it. They help each other out. They train together, they gym together. You’ll see on their Insta stories! View this post on Instagram Followed Donna to Greece 🇬🇷 #mammamia A post shared by Steph Kershaw (@stephkersh) on Aug 8, 2018 at 2:22am PDT
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          Η πρώτη υποθαλάσσια έκθεση φωτογραφίας του κόσμου στην Αμοργό !      Cache   Translate Page      


Η τεχνική της ελεύθερης κατάδυσης συναντά την τέχνη της φωτογραφίας σε ένα πρωτοποριακό εικαστικό γεγονός με θέμα τον ελληνικό βυθό που θα φιλοξενηθεί σε υποθαλάσσιο σπήλαιο της Αμοργού από τις 19 έως και τις 22 Σεπτεμβρίου.   

Το Underwater Gallery είναι η πρώτη έκθεση φωτογραφίας παγκοσμίως στην οποία η λήψη των φωτογραφιών καθώς η εγκατάσταση των εκθεμάτων και της τεχνικής υποδομής έγινε αποκλειστικά με την τεχνική της ελεύθερης κατάδυσης με άπνοια (ή «με μια ανάσα»).   

Δεκάδες υποθαλάσσιες τοποθεσίες του Αιγαίου Πελάγους φωτογραφήθηκαν από τον φωτογράφο και ελεύθερο δύτη Στέφανο Κόντο από το 2013 έως και το 2018 και αποτυπώνονται σε 3 συλλογές οι οποίες θα φιλοξενηθούν στο εσωτερικό ενός υποθαλάσσιου σπηλαίου, σε βάθος 7 έως 17 μέτρων.   

Για να καταστεί δυνατή η έκθεση των φωτογραφιών σε συνθήκες ανοικτής θάλασσας επιστρατεύθηκε μια ειδική τεχνική εκτύπωσης, σε αλουμίνιο, ενώ για το φωτισμό τους θα χρησιμοποιηθούν ειδικά φωτιστικά σώματα υψηλής έντασης.   

Ο χώρος της έκθεσης έχει ελεύθερη πρόσβαση προς το κοινό και μπορεί να την επισκεφθεί κανείς τόσο με ελεύθερη όσο και με αυτόνομη κατάδυση. Για όσους το επιθυμούν, θα υπάρχει η δυνατότητα μαθήματος και συνοδείας στην έκθεση από το Amorgos Diving Center.Για τους επισκέπτες της έκθεσης δίνεται η δυνατότητα διαμονής σε ξενοδοχεία της Αμοργού με ειδικές τιμές.   

Το Underwater Gallery πραγματοποιείται παράλληλα με το πρόγραμμα του Authentic Big Blue, του διεθνούς αγώνα ελεύθερης κατάδυσης που διεξάγεται κάθε χρόνο στην Αμοργό.Κατά τη δεύτερη ημέρα της έκθεσης, στις 20 Σεπτεμβρίου, οι συμμετέχοντες αθλητές του Authentic Big Blue μαζί με τα μέλη της ομάδας τους θα επισκεφθούν το σπήλαιο.   

Στις 21 Σεπτεμβρίου έχει προγραμματιστεί για το κοινό νυχτερινή κατάδυση και επίσκεψη στο χώρο των υποβρύχιων εκθεμάτων, στο φωτισμένο σπήλαιο.   
Η πρωτοποριακή αυτή εκδήλωση έχει τεθεί υπό την αιγίδα των Υπουργείων Τουρισμού & Ναυτιλίας και υποστηρίζεται χορηγικά από τους Chromaluxe, big blue dive lights, meister specialized diving gear και τα Technohull ribs.   

Το Underwater Gallery αποτελεί την εξέλιξη της έκθεσης «Greece underwater – on a single breath» που είχε φιλοξενηθεί το 2015 στο Ευγενίδειο Πλανητάριο και αποτέλεσε τη δεύτερη μεγαλύτερη σε επισκεψιμότητα έκθεση στην ιστορία του ιδρύματος, προσελκύοντας περισσότερους από 30.000 επισκέπτες.   

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          Sommario Europeo: Some showers - Very warm in the south, 13 Set - 06:43      Cache   Translate Page      

High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


          People On The Pitch #8: Greece vs USSR, European Championships 1980 Qualifier, 12/09/1979      Cache   Translate Page      
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Να ενημερωθούν για τις αλλαγές στον ΕΝΦΙΑ και τον νέο Φόρο Περιουσίας, που εξήγγειλε ο Πρωθυπουργός στη ΔΕΘ ζήτησαν χθες από το οικονομικό επιτελείο τα κλιμάκια των

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Στη χορήγηση δίμηνης παράτασης στο καθεστώς προστασίας στη Folli Follie, προχώρησε με απόφασή του το Μονομελές Πρωτοδικείο της Αθήνας. Ειδικότερα, με την απόφαση (προσωρινή διαταγή) που

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Την έντονη ανησυχία του για την κατάσταση που επικρατεί στα Βαλκάνια και ιδίως βόρεια των Σκοπίων, εξέφρασε ο πρωθυπουργός της πΓΔΜ, Ζόραν Ζάεφ, κατά τη διάρκεια ομιλίας του, λίγες

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Όπως ήδη ξέραμε, στο μεγάλο event της Apple στις 12 Σεπτεμβρίου θα παρουσιάζονταν τα νέα μοντέλα iPhone του τεχνολογικού γίγαντα. Εκτός απ’ αυτά, όμως, στην ετήσια παρουσίαση που έλαβε χώρα στην

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Σταδιακή μείωση των συντάξεων, και όχι το ίδιο «κούρεμα» έως 18% για όλους συνταξιούχους, ζητά η ελληνική πλευρά

Με το βλέμμα στις κάλπες και λίγο πριν εφαρμοστούν οι

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          Autohellas: Αυξημένος κατά 51,4% ο κύκλος εργασιών το α’ εξάμηνο του 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

Στα 227 εκατ. ευρώ ανήλθε ο κύκλος εργασιών του ομίλου Autohellas στο πρώτο εξάμηνο του 2018, έναντι 150 εκατ. ευρώ, το 2017, καταγράφοντας αύξηση 51,4%. Τα κέρδη προ φόρων, χρηματοδοτικών και επενδυτικών

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H Apple παρουσίασε στις ΗΠΑ τρία νέα μοντέλα iPhone, που έχουν μεγαλύτερο μέγεθος -αλλά και υψηλότερη τιμή- από τα προηγούμενα. Επίσης παρουσίασε ένα νέο «έξυπνο» ρολόι με δυνατότητες…

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          “This story rarely gets told”: 10 years of women’s resistance to austerity across Europe      Cache   Translate Page      

From the UK to Greece, women have been hit hardest by austerity policies since the 2008 financial crisis. This month, 50.50 will spotlight our stories of resistance.

Women protest for equal pay and dignity at work in Barcelona, March 2018. Women protest for equal pay and dignity at work in Barcelona, March 2018. (Photo: Ramon Costa/Zuma Press/PA Images. All rights reserved).I was 17 and dating a particularly sexist boyfriend when the Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, sparking the global financial crisis and reshaping the world we live in. A decade on, I’ve lived the entirety of my ‘millennial’ adult life under austerity in the UK – and have found strength and friendship from families of resistance that women have created in response to years of harmful policies.

“This story rarely gets told,” political sociologist at the University of Warwick, Akwugo Emejulu, told me, of the resistance strategies of women of colour in particular. “Many activist women of colour are rendered invisible by their insistence on doing local community work,” she said, contrasting high-profile occupations such as Occupy London and Los Indignados with our “under the radar” organising.

Over the last decade, women across Europe have responded to austerity policies imposed on us since the 2008 crisis. We’ve fought to expose and challenge the specific impacts of austerity on women, creating new communities in the process, from Sisters Uncut in the UK to Mwasi Collective (Paris) and Soul Sisters (Berlin).

These collectives, led by women of colour, are among Europe’s “most exciting and innovative,” says Emejulu. “They combine hard-nosed grassroots activism with cultural production to organise… and also create new cultural and artistic spaces by and for women of colour,” she explains, emphasising that resistance also consists of “self-help groups and sister circles where community and friendship can be built”.

Crucially, women, migrants, working-class communities, people living with disabilities, non-binary and trans people, aren’t passive victims to harmful economic policies: they resist. It’s this resistance that 50.50 will spotlight this month, in an alternative series to mark the tenth anniversary of the financial crisis, including special reports from Spain and Italy and a photo essay.

A decade on, I’ve lived the entirety of my ‘millennial’ adult life under austerity in the UK.

I remember well the years following the financial crash – the horror of the coalition government coming to power in 2010 and student marches against rising tuition fees. But I was never massively taken by student politics, which I found male-dominated.

It wasn’t until 2014 when a friend dragged me to a protest that I felt politically at home. It was organised by Sisters Uncut – a feminist group that uses creative direct actions to highlight austerity as state violence.

On Valentine’s Day, we brought London’s busy Oxford Circus roundabout to a standstill. Dressed in funeral attire and holding placards saying ‘They Cut, We Bleed’, we read out the names of some of the hundreds of women in the UK who have lost their lives to domestic violence since 2010.

I remember being struck by the range of their ages, ethnicities and locations. Every week, two women are murdered by a partner or ex-partner in this country. Meanwhile, government cuts to domestic violence services and refuges have made it harder for many, and potentially impossible for some, to leave violent relationships.

While initial reports described the crisis as a ‘man-cession’, focusing on men’s jobs at risk, the burden of austerity has fallen largely on women. As elsewhere in Europe, women in the UK use more public services; they are the majority of welfare benefit recipients – and the majority of public-sector workers; they’re also more likely to make up for lost public services with unpaid care work.

Sisters Uncut protest in June 2016 outside parliament. Sisters Uncut protest in June 2016 outside parliament. Photo: Niku Gupta.Sisters Uncut’s ‘feministo’ list of demands begins: “To those in power, our message is this: your cuts are violent, your cuts are dangerous, and you think that you can get away with them because you have targeted people who you perceive as powerless. We are those people. We are Sisters Uncut. We will not be silenced.”

Since 2014, we’ve blossomed into a national movement. Our actions have taken many forms – and have left us feeling exhilarated, united in our resistance, powerful and dangerous. We blocked Westminster bridge in 2016, for instance, in a symbolic protest against cuts to domestic violence services. We also reclaimed an empty council flat in east London and turned it into a community centre.

Last year, we occupied Holloway women’s prison in north London to demand that it become a domestic violence service, rather than luxury flats. This February, we stormed the BAFTAs red carpet to call ‘Times Up’ on UK prime minister Theresa May for years of devastating austerity policies.  

While initial reports described the crisis as a ‘man-cession’, focusing on men’s jobs at risk, the burden of austerity has fallen largely on women.

Across Europe, women have challenged waves of austerity policies and cuts to public services. They’ve led protests, occupied buildings, organised for employment rights and formed new communities of resistance, support and solidarity.

Women protest an eviction in Rome, August 2017. Women protest an eviction in Rome, August 2017. (Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images)In Montenegro, thousands of mothers demonstrated in February 2017 against cuts of 25% to financial assistance for women with three or more children. Dozens camped outside government offices overnight. The new policy, they said, would impact more than 21,000 women. They held placards reading “Gentlemen from the government, beware of the women — mothers” and “Our children are hungry.”

Women also camped outside government offices in Greece after hundreds of cleaners were dismissed from (newly outsourced) jobs in 2014, amid European Union austerity demands. The cleaners drew attention to their specific experiences as middle-aged women and adopted the symbol of a rubber glove with two fingers forming a V for ‘victory.’ They also travelled to Strasbourg to lobby members of the European Parliament. In 2015, the new Greek government reinstated their jobs.

Workers’ rights have also been won at SOAS and LSE universities in the UK through the ‘justice for cleaners’ campaigns, as the workforce (made-up of mostly migrant women), has demanded better wages, sick leave and to be employed in-house.

As part of 50.50’s series, journalist Claudia Torrisi will report from Rome where many families live in occupied buildings amid a ‘housing emergency’. In the Viale del Policlinico occupation, 140 people of different nationalities (including children, women and old people) live in constant fear of eviction.

From Spain, journalist Rocío Ros will profile the ‘Las Kellys’ movement of hotel cleaners who have mobilised for better working conditions and against the outsourcing of their jobs. Their recent campaign promotes hotels with fair employment practices (and shames those without them), calling on the popular travel website TripAdvisor to adopt the Las Kellys ‘seal of approval.’

Members of Las Kellys at an event in August 2017. Members of Las Kellys at an event in August 2017. (Photo: Diario de Madrid/Wikimedia Commons. CC BY 4.0).I asked Emejulu, at the University of Warwick, specifically about the experiences of women of colour living under, and mobilising against, austerity.

She said they “have been all but erased from the narrative about who has been hit hardest by the crisis and austerity, who is organising to reverse these counter-productive cuts and who should be the target of policy action to address the misery that has been created because of the rollback of the social welfare state.”

Why? “Firstly and most importantly, there is a relentless focus on local conditions in neighbourhoods”, she said, giving as examples the community organising of women of colour against “the closure of community centres, the increasingly dirty streets and parks, the struggle for affordable housing and the cuts to benefits.”

Meanwhile, Emejulu stresses, where women of colour “are routinely dismissed as alien Others,” their local organising and “creation of spaces of collective affirmation and solidarity is radical politics.”

Where women of colour “are routinely dismissed as alien Others,” their organising and “creation of spaces of collective affirmation and solidarity is radical politics.”

In London, the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is one example of a community group that creates space for migrant women who feel increasingly isolated due to the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policies coupled with austerity.

LAWRS provides advice, information, counselling and advocacy services for Latin American women, and safe spaces to talk about their experiences and interests. “By organising around issues that matter to the women they regain the power that they feel they have lost to an abusive system,” coordinator Ornella Ospino told me.

Through LAWRS, Ospino says, women migrant workers in precarious jobs have followed Latin American ancestral practices of collective support, offering advice on unions, resisting immigration raids and assisting with job searches. Survivors of domestic violence have organised to advise each other on how to navigate services.

Anti-austerity protest in London, June 2015 amid the evictions of most residents from a Barnet housing estate. Anti-austerity protest in London, June 2015 amid the evictions of most residents from a Barnet housing estate. Photo: Alan Stanton/Flickr. (CC BY-SA 2.0). Also in London is Focus E15, formed in 2013 by 29 single mothers. After being served eviction notices and deemed ‘intentionally homeless’ for refusing to take accommodation offered in other cities, far from their communities, they occupied empty council flats. Developers eventually withdrew from planned sales.

The group continues to fight for better housing conditions for single mothers in east London. They organise an open-mic every week outside a local shopping centre where people can take the microphone and share their stories.

It’s important to support people “to have the confidence to directly challenge their circumstances,” said Saskia, one of the women involved in Focus E15.

“Their voice is very important, and they have a right to express anger about their situation and lead their struggle,” she said, adding: “We have become a solid family who share organising, thrash out differences, yet continue!”

“We have become a solid family who share organising, thrash out differences, yet continue!”

The community spaces we’ve created at Sisters Uncut are among the most radical actions we’ve taken. They expose (and respond to) the absence of community contact we all feel in this neoliberal austerity-stricken society.

As part of this collective, I feel I am part of a resistance to the government’s austerity agenda. It’s here that I’ve now formed some of my closest friends and networks – even both of my (biological) sisters organise with Sisters Uncut.

The pernicious austerity policies of the last decade were not passed unopposed. Overlooking the resistance of women has enabled a “tired narrative of equating economic crisis with right-wing populism” that Emejulu argues “doesn’t hold water.”

“If it did,” she asks, “what explains this flourishing of European Black feminist activism among those women who are in long-term economic crisis?”

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          Passenger traffic at Greek airports between Jan-Aug 2018 exceeding 2017's figures by 9.9%      Cache   Translate Page      
Passenger traffic at airports around Greece continued to grow in 2018, with the latest figures for the Jan-Aug period showing nearly 45 million people arriving or leaving by airplane.
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As a continuation of my adventures in ancient Greece with Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, I also managed to snag a moment with Scott Philips, the Game director. Scott was very open and willing to share some of the specifics on some new and improved in-game mechanics that have been incorporated into Odyssey, and share his thoughts on the potential scope of future AC games.

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Σήμερα είναι η 14η επέτειος από την πρεμιέρα του Supernatural. Η σειρά του Eric Kripke έχει καταφέρει κάτι που καμία άλλη στο είδος της δεν έχει καν πλησιάσει (στις ΗΠΑ τουλάχιστον). Όταν έκανε πρεμιέρα στις 13 Σεπτεμβρίου του 2005 στο μικρό κανάλι WB, κανείς δεν περίμενε να φτάσει εδώ που έχει φτάσει και να συνεχίζει […]

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Design: Luminous Design Group
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Flax
Location: Agia Paraskevi, Attiki, Greece
Packaging Contents: Cosmetics

Mythos / Aloe is a line of products for the greek tourist market. Client's brief indicated that the use of green color along with the word Aloe, had to be present on the pack. As the rest of the competition uses photographic representations of Aloe plant, we opted to take on a different approach. A decisive role in our design was the varying of the containers small sizes, as a necessity to the specific market for practical reasons.

Laying out the design principles we chose to highlight the green color isolating it on white containers, while the typography for ‘ALOE’ was set in a way to define the scarce but vertical format of the containers. Product categorisation was enhanced with the creation of oxymoron, thematic illustrations that tell a different story each time, while the Aloe Vera plant takes a leading role. All the necessary info complements the artwork, on the front of the container, in a clean and structural way.

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          Τραγωδία στο Μάτι: Το πόρισμα των εμπειρογνωμόνων      Cache   Translate Page      
«Θα είχαν σίγουρα χαθεί λιγότερες ζωές -ή ακόμη δεν θα είχαμε θρηνήσει θύματα- αν είχε γίνει έγκαιρη προειδοποίηση των κατοίκων να εγκαταλείψουν τα σπίτια τους».
Αυτό είναι το βασικό και εξαιρετικά σημαντικό συμπέρασμα της επιτροπής ειδικών για το Μάτι. Παρουσία του προέδρου της Νέας Δημοκρατίας, Κυριάκου Μητσοτάκη δόθηκε σήμερα, Τετάρτη 12 Σεπτεμβρίου, στη δημοσιότητα το πόρισμα της λεγόμενης «Επιτροπής Συνολάκη» για την τραγωδία στο Μάτι, η οποία κόστισε τη ζωή σε 99 αθώους πολίτες.

Από την έρευνα που διενήργησε ο καθηγητής Φυσικών Καταστροφών του Πολυτεχνείου Κρήτης και Ακαδημαϊκός, Κωνσταντίνος Συνολάκης, μαζί με μια ομάδα Ελλήνων και ξένων επιστημόνων από ΗΠΑ και Ιαπωνία, προέκυψε μια σειρά κρίσιμων ερωτημάτων. Οι επιστήμονες αποφαίνονται ότι η εκατόμβη θα είχε αποφευχθεί εάν οι αρμόδιοι φορείς του κρατικού μηχανισμού είχαν συντονιστεί, εάν είχαν εκτελέσει αποτελεσματικά και έγκαιρα το καθήκον τους. Με αυτό ως δεδομένο, τα ερωτήματα που τίθενται ύστερα από την παρουσίαση της έρευνας από τον καθηγητή Συνολάκη και τους συνεργάτες του, είναι ακόμη πιο «καυτά» και αμείλικτα για την κυβέρνηση.

Κατά την Νέα Δημοκρατία και ανεξαρτήτως της διερεύνησης της υπόθεσης από τη δικαιοσύνη, η πολιτική ηγεσία της χώρας οφείλει ειλικρινείς και πειστικές απαντήσεις στον ελληνικό λαό για την τραγωδία της 23ης Ιουλίου. Κατά προτεραίοτητα στα εξής 4 ζητήματα που ανέδειξε το πόρισμα Συνολάκη:

- Γιατί ο βαθμός επικινδυνότητας στην Ανατολική Αττική για πρόκληση πυρκαγιάς ήταν στο 4 και όχι 5, όταν ήταν γνωστό από την προηγούμενη μέρα ότι στην περιοχή θα έπνεαν δυτικοί άνεμοι 7 μποφόρ;

- Γιατί τα πυροσβεστικά αεροσκάφη έφτασαν στην περιοχή αφού η φωτιά είχε περάσει τη Λεωφόρο Μαραθώνος;

- Γιατί δεν αξιολογήθηκε εγκαίρως η βεβαιότητα ότι θα απειληθούν κατοικημένες περιοχές; Και κυρίως

- Γιατί δεν ειδοποιήθηκαν οι κάτοικοι να εκκενώσουν το Μάτι, όταν από το πόρισμα προκύπτει ότι υπήρχε χρόνος να σωθούν ακόμη και πεζή;

Όπως σημειώνει σε ανακοίνωσή της η Νέα Δημοκρατία «σήμερα ο κ. Συνολάκης παρουσίασε τα αποτελέσματα της έρευνας της επιτροπής του στην οποία μεταξύ άλλων μετείχαν και αναγνωρισμένοι επιστήμονες των ΗΠΑ και της Ιαπωνίας. Η έρευνα, όπως είπε κι ο ίδιος στην παρουσίασή του, 'δεν είχε ασφαλώς στόχο να εντοπίσει, πόσο μάλλον να προσωποποιήσει τις ευθύνες για την εθνική τραγωδία, καθώς αυτό είναι έργο και αρμοδιότητα της Ελληνικής Δικαιοσύνης'».

Η παρουσίαση του πορίσματος των ερευνών, η οποία έγινε σε ειδική εκδήλωση στο Ίδρυμα Μείζονος Ελληνισμού, ήταν η αποτέλεσμα μιας πρωτοβουλίας του Κυριάκου Μητσοτάκη. Ο Πρόεδρος της Νέας Δημοκρατίας αμέσως μετά την εθνική τραγωδία στο Μάτι που στοίχισε μέχρι στιγμής τη ζωή σε 99 συμπολίτες μας, είχε ζητήσει από τον ακαδημαϊκό και διεθνώς αναγνωρισμένο καθηγητή Φυσικών Καταστροφών κ. Κώστα Συνολάκη να συγκροτήσει μια επιτροπή ειδικών με δύο στόχους:

Πρώτον, να διερευνήσει με αντικειμενικό τρόπο και να αποτυπώσει επιστημονικά όσα συνέβησαν την 23η Ιουλίου στην πληγείσα περιοχή.

Δεύτερον, να καταθέσει συγκεκριμένες προτάσεις για τη συνολική αναμόρφωση του συστήματος Πολιτικής Προστασίας της χώρας μας.

Όπως τονίζεται στο ενημερωτικό σημείωμα «η Νέα Δημοκρατία από την πρώτη στιγμή αυτής της καταστροφής τήρησε απολύτως υπεύθυνη στάση. Απέφυγε τους εύκολους αφορισμούς, πόσο μάλλον τη μικροκομματική εκμετάλλευση μιας εθνικής τραγωδίας. Τα ερωτήματα, ωστόσο, που προκύπτουν σήμερα από μια υψηλού κύρους επιστημονική επιτροπή, είναι αναγκαίο να απαντηθούν από την κυβέρνηση, πέραν της έρευνας που διεξάγει η Δικαιοσύνη. Στην πολιτική δεν αρκεί να αναλαμβάνεις θεωρητικά τις ευθύνες σου, ούτε να κρύβεσαι από τα εύλογα ερωτήματα που έχουν οι πολίτες».

Εγκληματικά λάθη, ολιγωρία και αμέλεια
Οι πρακτικές που εφαρμόστηκαν στην διερεύνηση της καταστροφής στο Μάτι εναρμονίζονται πλήρως με μεθόδους που χρησιμοποιούνται διεθνώς από κορυφαίους ερευνητικούς οργανισμούς, όπως και ακριβέστατα μοντέλα προσομοίωσης συνθηκών κ.λπ. Τα επιστημονικά εργαλεία αιχμής, σε συνδυασμό με την εμπειρία του καθηγητή Κωνσταντίνου Συνολάκη, λειτουργούν σαν έμμεση εγγύηση εγκυρότητας. Και γι' αυτό έχει ιδιαίτερη βαρύτητα η φράση του κ. Συνολάκη περί ευθυνών, ολέθριων σφαλμάτων και βαρύτατων παραλείψεων που παρατηρήθηκαν στην αντίδραση του κρατικού μηχανισμού:

«Η έρευνά μας» αναφέρεται στο πόρισμα «κατέδειξε ότι δεν υπάρχουν κατάλληλα σχέδια αντιμετώπισης καταστροφικών περιστατικών και εκκένωσης, ενώ σε τοπικό επίπεδο ο εν λόγω σχεδιασμός είναι επί της ουσίας ανύπαρκτος. Ασαφές και προβληματικό είναι και το πλαίσιο των αρμοδιοτήτων που έχουν όλοι εμπλεκόμενοι φορείς τόσο σε εθνική όσο και σε τοπική κλίμακα».

Ακολουθεί περίληψη της έρευνας για την πυρκαγιά στο Μάτι, όπως την παρουσίασε στην εκδήλωση της Τετάρτης 12 Σεπτεμβρίου.

«Η πυρκαγιά της Ανατολικής Αττικής της 23ης Ιουλίου ήταν ένα ακραίο φαινόμενο που, ωστόσο, δεν δικαιολογεί την απουσία σχεδιασμού και προετοιμασίας του μηχανισμού Πολιτικής Προστασίας. Η παρούσα μελέτη δεν φιλοδοξεί να υποκαταστήσει ένα πλήρες σχέδιο οργανωμένης απομάκρυνσης πληθυσμού, αλλά να εξετάσει εναλλακτικούς τρόπους δράσης που θα μπορούσαν να αποτελέσουν τη βάση για την ανάπτυξη ενός τέτοιου σχεδιασμού. Εξετάζεται πώς τα μοντέλα προσομοίωσης πυρκαγιάς θα μπορούσαν να βοηθήσουν και να επιταχύνουν τη λήψη ορθών αποφάσεων, και ακολούθως διερευνάται ο σχεδιασμός των κατάλληλων ενεργειών για την οργανωμένη απομάκρυνση του πληθυσμού περιοχές υψηλού κινδύνου με βάση τα αποτελέσματα της προσομοίωσης.

Αρχικά, έγιναν προσομοιώσεις της εξάπλωσης της δασικής πυρκαγιάς στην περιοχή της εθνικής τραγωδίας με το πρόγραμμα FARSITE υπό διάφορα σενάρια μετεωρολογικών συνθηκών. Σενάρια δηλαδή που προφανώς θα μπορούσαν και θα έπρεπε να έχουν εξετασθεί στο Ενιαίο Συντονιστικό Κέντρο Επιχειρήσεων της Γενικής Γραμματείας Πολιτικής Προστασίας ή ακόμη και να προϋπήρχαν ως πρότυπα μοντέλα για τη λήψη άμεσων αποφάσεων.

Οι προσομοιώσεις επιβεβαίωσαν ότι η πυρκαγιά έφτασε στη Λεωφόρο Μαραθώνος σε περίπου μιάμιση ώρα μετά τη έναρξή της. Γεγονός που θα μπορούσε άλλωστε να προβλεφθεί και χωρίς τα μοντέλα προσομοίωσης. Και αυτό καθώς με ισχυρούς ανέμους της τάξεως των 7 μποφώρ η φωτιά είναι γνωστό ότι κινείται με περίπου 5 km/h και επομένως ήταν εφικτό να προβλεφθεί ότι θα έφτανε στη Μαραθώνος σε μιάμιση ώρα, δεδομένου ότι ο δρόμος αυτός απέχει 7,5 χιλιόμετρα από το σημείο της εκδήλωσής της.

Η προσομοίωση διαφόρων τακτικών εναέριας αναχαίτισης του πύρινου μετώπου απέδειξε επίσης ότι ο συνδυασμός ρίψεων νερού από αεροσκάφη τύπου CL-215 και CL-415 θα μπορούσε να επιβραδύνει την εξέλιξη της φωτιά για τουλάχιστον μία ώρα, επιτρέποντας την ασφαλή απομάκρυνση όλων των κατοίκων είτε πεζή, είτε ακόμη και με αυτοκίνητα.

Στη συνέχεια, χρησιμοποιήθηκαν διάφορα εναλλακτικά μοντέλα για την εκτίμηση του χρόνου που θα απαιτείτο για την εκκένωση της περιοχής. Το μοντέλο (agent-based model Artisoc4.0) του Πανεπιστημίου Waseda της Ιαπωνίας που έλαβε υπόψιν του όλους τους παράγοντες και τις συνθήκες της περιοχής, έδειξε ότι η απομάκρυνση των κατοίκων της περιοχής πεζή προς την ακτή θα μπορούσε να είχε ολοκληρωθεί κατ ελάχιστον μέσα σε 57 λεπτά μετά από έγκαιρη ειδοποίηση. Επιπλέον, προσομοιώσεις με το μοντέλο NETLOGO του Πολιτειακού Πανεπιστημίου του Όρεγκον (Εικόνα 1) έδειξαν ότι η πεζή εκκένωση της περιοχής προς τις ακτές το αργότερο σε 83 λεπτά θα είχε επιτευχθεί, χωρίς να κινδυνεύσει κανείς από την πυρκαγιά, υπό την προϋπόθεση βέβαια ότι είχε δοθεί έγκαιρη εντολή στους κατοίκους.

Στην περίπτωση της πυρκαγιάς της 23ης Ιουλίου στο Μάτι, χαρακτηριστική είναι η λανθασμένη εκτίμηση του αρχικού μεγέθους της φωτιάς, όπως και η καθυστερημένη αξιολόγηση και αντιμετώπιση της, καθώς οι περισσότεροι πυροσβεστικοί πόροι επιχειρούσαν στο ήδη υπάρχον μέτωπο στα Γεράνεια Όρη (Κινέτα).

Οι ισχυροί άνεμοι συνέδραμαν στην ταχύτατη εξάπλωση της πυρκαγιάς. Ωστόσο, η βοήθεια από εναέρια μέσα ήταν ελάχιστη. Ένα ελικόπτερο Ericksson S-64 επιχείρησε λίγες ρίψεις 45 λεπτά μετά την έναρξή της πυρκαγιάς και μόνον για 30 λεπτά, καθώς χρειάστηκε να προσγειωθεί για ανεφοδιασμό καυσίμων. Επίσης τα τρία CL-415 που εντάχθηκαν στις προσπάθειες έφτασαν στην περιοχή 1 ώρα και 45 λεπτά μετά την έναρξη της φωτιάς, αλλά λόγω των ισχυρών ανέμων και του καπνού οι ρίψεις τους αστόχησαν, και μετά σταμάτησαν να επιχειρούν. Όπως άλλωστε υπογραμμίσθηκε και αυτές οι ρίψεις θα ήταν αναποτελεσματικές, καθώς η φωτιά είχε ήδη περάσει σε μιάμιση ώρα από την εκδήλωσή της τη Λεωφόρο Μαραθώνος.

Επιπλέον, η έρευνά μας κατέδειξε ότι δεν υπάρχουν κατάλληλα σχέδια αντιμετώπισης καταστροφικών περιστατικών και εκκένωσης, ενώ σε τοπικό επίπεδο ο εν λόγω σχεδιασμός είναι επί της ουσίας ανύπαρκτος. Ασαφές και προβληματικό είναι και το πλαίσιο των αρμοδιοτήτων που έχουν όλοι εμπλεκόμενοι φορείς τόσο σε εθνική όσο και σε τοπική κλίμακα. Καθίσταται συνεπώς αδήριτη η ανάγκη συγκρότησης ενός νέου και ολοκληρωμένου σχεδίου για τη διαχείριση έκτακτων καταστάσεων, τόσο σε εθνικό όσο και τοπικό επίπεδο.

Επιβάλλεται επίσης η βελτίωση των επιχειρησιακών δυνατοτήτων πρώτης προσβολής δασικών πυρκαγιών. Η αναβάθμιση του στόλου πυροσβεστικών αεροσκαφών, η αυξημένη ετοιμότητα ή/και εναέρια επιτήρηση από πυροσβεστικά αεροσκάφη τις ημέρες υψηλού κινδύνου πυρκαγιάς, η εγκατάσταση συστήματος με βιντεοκάμερες ασφαλείας σε περιοχές υψηλού κινδύνου, καθώς και η βελτίωση της συνεργασίας και επικοινωνίας των εμπλεκόμενων φορέων, θα συμβάλλουν στην όσο το δυνατόν ταχύτερη επέμβαση για την αντιμετώπιση κάθε πυρκαγιάς στα πρώτα κρίσιμα λεπτά.

Απαραίτητος είναι όμως και ο σχεδιασμός ειδοποίησης των πολιτών, που υπάρχει ήδη σε πολλές χώρες του κόσμου. Τρία μέτρα μπορούν να συμβάλλουν άμεσα προς αυτή την κατεύθυνση.

- Πρώτον, η υπογραφή μνημονίων συνεργασίας με ραδιοφωνικούς και τηλεοπτικούς σταθμούς, ώστε να μεταδίδουν άμεσα και αδιαμεσολάβητα τα μηνύματα που προέρχονται από την πολιτική προστασία σε στιγμές κρίσης.

- Δεύτερον, η διαμόρφωση βιβλιοθήκης μηνυμάτων ανά περιοχή, προκειμένου η Πολιτική Προστασία να μπορεί να στείλει ακόμη και εξειδικευμένες οδηγίες στους πολίτες για τον τρόπο να προφυλαχθούν.

- Τρίτον, η αξιοποίηση τεχνολογιών πληροφορικής και επικοινωνιών, με σκοπό την επέκταση του συστήματος της έγκαιρης προειδοποίησης των πολιτών με πολλαπλά μέσα (κινητά τηλέφωνα, διαδίκτυο κλπ).

Πρέπει να σημειωθεί ότι χρήσιμη είναι και η αξιοποίηση των μοντέλων προσομοίωσης που χρησιμοποιούν πολλά κράτη τα οποία αντιμετωπίζουν συχνά κρίσεις φυσικών φαινομένων. Και αυτό διότι τα μοντέλα αυτά βοηθούν τόσο στην πρόληψη, όσο κυρίως στην ετοιμότητα και την άμεση ανταπόκριση των δομών της Πολιτικής Προστασίας. Για παράδειγμα, πριν από την έναρξη οποιασδήποτε πυρκαγιάς, οι προσομοιώσεις τόσο του φαινομένου, όσο και της διαδικασίας εκκένωσης, μπορούν να βοηθήσουν στην ανάπτυξη κριτηρίων αξιολόγησης καιρικών συνθηκών και κινδύνου πυρκαγιάς, στην κατάρτιση σχεδίων κινητοποίησης πόρων (επίγειων και εναέριων), και τη δημιουργία κριτηρίων λήψης απόφασης για την οργανωμένη απομάκρυνση των πολιτών. Ωστόσο, τα κριτήρια αυτά θα παραμείνουν θεωρητικά αν δεν ενταχθούν σε έναν ευρύτερο σχεδιασμό αντιμετώπισης εκτάκτων αναγκών σε όλα τα επίπεδα της διοίκησης, και αν δεν καταστούν υποχρεωτικές οι ασκήσεις ετοιμότητας και εκκενώσεων σε περιοχές υψηλού κινδύνου.

Εξυπακούεται, τέλος, ότι θα πρέπει να αλλάξει στη χώρα μας και το μοντέλο των ασκήσεων ετοιμότητας, καθώς στα σύγχρονα κράτη αυτές δεν έχουν, βέβαια, το χαρακτήρα των επετειακών γιορτών, αλλά σχεδιάζονται με τρόπο που οι δομές να δοκιμάζονται στα όρια τους και συχνά να αποτυγχάνουν, προκειμένου να αποκαλύπτονται οι αδυναμίες του κρατικού μηχανισμού και εκ των υστέρων να διορθώνονται.

* Στην ερευνητική ομάδα συμμετείχαν οι εξής επιστήμονες:

Πρόεδρος Κώστας Συνολάκης, Καθηγητής Φυσικών Καταστροφών, Πολυτεχνείο Κρήτης, Τάξη Θετικών Επιστημών, Ακαδημία Αθηνών

Νίκος Καλλιγέρης, University of California, Los Angeles

Bασίλης Σκαναβής και Κωστής Δουλιγέρης, University of Southern California

Ιφιγένεια Γιανουκάκου-Λεοντσίνη, Πολυτεχνείο Κρήτης

Haizhong Wang, Ali Mostafizi, Oregon Staτe University

Tomoyuki Takabatake, Waseda University, Japan


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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. Williams was given those titles when elected in 2014. It is difficult to find what value she has been to Dandenong, but clearly the ALP see her as the future. The Andrews government is spending $2.8 million on biodiversity. As part of the project, students in Dandenong are being given $4500 to provide seating for them while they grow a garden preserving biodiversity. The garden includes flora sourced locally. It is nice students can sit while they garden together. One imagines the seats will have appropriately placed plaques with the minister's name. Do you approve of the lessons learned by your child as they sit on the minister's name and replant local flora for biodiversity? What does this teach children about biodiversity? How might it be viewed in terms of immigration? Does multiculturalism promote cultural diversity? What about gender diversity being locally sourced? Should the word 'biodiversity' appear in the national anthem? 

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 Love by Nat King Cole

"L-O-V-E" is a jazz song written by Bert Kaempfert and Milt Gabler for American singer-pianist Nat King Cole's 1965 album L-O-V-E (the last album released before Cole's death on February 15, 1965). The song had already been an instrumental track on Kaempfert's Blue Midnight album in 1964. Nat King Cole also recorded L-O-V-E in Italian, French, German and Japanese. I wanted to make a love offering for Valentine's Day. This seems a goody http://conservativeweasel.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/love-nat-king-cole.html


=== from 2017 ===
Some things should not happen, but they do. Iran is backing terror around the world, including NK. NK have not developed nuclear weapons by accident. But to be fair, Iran did not give NK the technology to pin a flag on the sun. That was entirely home grown. 

Proposed citizenship reform is revealed to be a fad which does not address issues. The so called reform is to have new citizens competent in English. But the issue is law breaking among new immigrants, not bad grammar. 

A Californian writer, Richard Stockton, posts a series of lies about Australia's history regarding Aboriginals. Among his claims is one that the "stolen generations" began in 1830's. In fact, ten people have not been identified as 'stolen' since 1788. Everyone born in  1830 is now dead. Europeans are not to blame for that. Diseases that vectored from Europe were terrible. But settlers often tried to care for and help Aboriginals and the reason why any Aboriginal culture is known today is because some early settlers and missionaries tried to help, not murder. But sadly, the Aboriginal industry of today exploits Aboriginal peoples for political ends, victimising Aboriginal peoples, even as that industry claims to help. 

A 19 yo Chicago teen is found dead in a freezer. Apparently too intoxicated to have gotten in without help. Searchers were prevented from looking while she was alive. 

US state department still seems gripped with anti semitic positions. What will the ground look like when Trump has drained the swamp? 

Dan Andrews spends hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money on his personal Facebook Page, boosting posts. What else is he spending big on? 

Special laws are being touted to prevent debate on Same sex marriage ahead of the postal vote. NSW Liberal government working through fair trading move to prevent elderly people from being exploited with retirement home contracts. 

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.
































=== from 2016 === 
We must vote for Hillary now, before she collapses completely. Don't worry about today's mishap. What happened was Harambe needed to talk to her about the direction her campaign is taking. Everything is good now. She won't need to stay with Harambe until after she is elected.
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Abbott's brilliance is in stark contrast to Turnbull's much-vaunted intelligence
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David Morrison seems to represent the finest values of the Turnbull administration. He doesn't seem agile, or smart. He doesn't seem to be the same one invited to the party. But he stands for something. 'Be all you can be' applies to him, except competent or responsible.
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Is this pre plebiscite stance of Bill the same he will adopt at Plebiscite, or, as with last election, is he saying something different now, to what he will do then?
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vote for Clinton is a vote for hatred, for class envy, for division. Clinton wants to divide USA. Trump wants to unite USA. Trump wants to make America great again. If you vote, let that inform your decision.
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If I had superannuation, I'd be angry on my behalf. Instead, I shake my head at the injustice a conservative Liberal Government is inflicting on her supporters.
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Tim Flannery is often misquoted about rain. He meant money. If you support AGW, you'll never have money again.
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And they say Dan Andrews is not a community organiser?

If Dan Andrews was not involved, how come the juvenile prisons are so bad?
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Michael Kroger was asked about this on Sky this morning. His answer was loyal and masterful. "I think the Turnbull government has been good. I have heard others talk about achievement, but the Abbott government followed from an ALP administration and they needed to make more changes. Turnbull followed a Liberal government and change wasn't needed."

Change wasn't needed. Except the Liberal Party were desperate to end Turnbull's undermining.

I posted on that and was told by one person that Turnbull was more popular now than Abbott ever was. I asked the person about their view. Turns out they don't like the Liberal Party. Turnbull is the leader for the Liberals if you don't like that party.
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Don't call it aid. It is Turnbull dollars. Aid is used to prop up corrupt governments. Turnbull dollars go straight to the source. Aid money is diverted by terrorists. Turnbull dollars will never be diverted from terrorists. Turnbull dollars are the smart, agile currency that literally slips through fingers.
For some, at the moment, the Sex Party has more credibility. 
=== from 2015 ===
 None for 2015 .. because of Melbourne promotional trip
From 2014
Oscar Pistorius acquitted of murder. A grave injustice has happened with this verdict, as yet incomplete. Pistorius murdered his girlfriend. He just wasn't convicted of it. Shades of OJ Simpson's unfair acquittal. Today is the anniversary of Steve Biko's death from an evil apartheid regime. Injustice is injustice for all time. One feels for Reeva's loved ones. A cohabiting couple must be assumed to be aware of each other's presence. A gun owner has a greater responsibility for the safe operation of the weapon. The argument that the prosecution could not prove so beyond a reasonable doubt is wrong. Had Oscar had less support, as with a normal person, he would not have been able to argue as he has. The evidence would have been deemed conclusive. It will be a complete disgrace if Pistorius ever participates in elite sport again, or gets less than a maximum sentence for manslaughter. 

A reminder of the importance of saying 'no' to constitutionalised racism. Australia is culturally diverse and thrives from that diversity. Should Australia decide to separate Australians by race it won't address the needs of people in need, but will instead become a tool of division. There are no admirable apartheid regimes anywhere in the world or in history. Israel doesn't divide by race, but Palestine does. South Africa did. The Conservative Voice will similarly oppose any reintroduction of slavery. Even if the US Democrats, or ALP really want it. A reminder of what a 'Yes' vote in Scotland might mean .. The Queen could abdicate the Scottish throne in favour of Charles, while keeping the English Throne for William .. think about that. But more seriously, those who favour a 'yes' vote claim that the disadvantages are overstated. Precisely which disadvantages are acceptable? 

Gillard faces a royal commission and lies about her memory of activity. One hopes that she is taken to task for lying. She corruptly created a slush fund from misappropriated money involving a Union employing stand over tactics to extort money from business. Some of that money was used to build her home. Yet there is no one ever who forgot getting caught for theft when they were young and naive. It becomes foundational to their character. And so it is with Gillard. A thief and liar. By way of contrast Arthur Sinodinos is fronting the corrupt body of the ICAC again. Sinodinos has not been accused of doing anything wrong, but is believed to be thought guilty by the ICAC of being a Liberal member. Mr Sinodinos, are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Liberal Party? 

Meanwhile incompetent State ALP Member Nick Lalich has posed next to a street named after him. A car park might have been more appropriate. Although the only reason why there are now some more car parks in his electorate is thanks to a campaign initiated by Dai Le. ALP leadership in NSW deny their constituents to force a PUP candidate into a campaign as an ALP member. That there is true colours that is. Meanwhile RACV in Victoria argues "And studies show that as soon as you increase capacity, that capacity is taken up by people driving more cars on those roads. Congestion does not ease." The argument is a furphy, people only drive one car at a time and they need sensible road management to make their experience better. 

Obama's secret service is keen to catch them all as they tackle a Pikachu on the White House lawn. Gay activists complain after a straight couple agree to get married to win a prize of Rugby seats at a test. The activists argue that the wedding will trivialise gay marriage. The friends agree not to divorce for two years. Big Macs are the same size now as they were in 1970. However, a large number of products have become smaller so as to retain their supermarket price. 
From 2013
The Australian PM elect has not yet announced a ministry. Partly because a campaign against prospective industry Minister Sophie Mirabella has been successful, and her actual seat is in doubt. This is a tragedy because unlike Gillard or Wong, Mirabella has talent. The person who might defeat her is supported by a so called conservative independent who supported the left wing minority government and helped trash the political career of Nick Greiner. So naturally the press, in the interim,  are asking who or what will be the next ALP leader. Will it be from the corrupt ALP right in the form of Shorten, or from the corrupt ALP left in the form of Albanesi. It is in fact of no consequence, as both have the same policy of the other. Shorten will follow Gillard's lead regardless of what it is. Albo, as leader,will do what his mandate tells him. It is yet to be revealed what sweet nothings the mandate whispers. Some say it is Carbon Tax. Some say it is Gay marriage. Gillard opposed Gay marriage, but Shorten can be his own man, as soon as he works out what she really meant. Apparently the mandate isn't Tim Matherson and so the press have many questions they want answered, and are increasingly irritated Abbott hasn't told them yet. 

Also, there is leadership speculation in the US. Some say Obama is President. Obama is taking the lead from Putin. At first the press had thought Obama was dithering as over a hundred thousand people have died and millions have been made refugees in Syria. Clinton, who had a similar experience in Rwanda before he learned bombing could be ineffective in former Yugoslavia has given a lead to Obama. In order to be assertive, Obama wants to bomb something. So, in a masterclass display of dithering, Obama asked for permission to bomb Syria. But time passes, people die, a Christian village with the world's oldest Christian church has fallen to rebels (the CIA labels them Al-Qaeda, but the press know they are sensitive to leaks, so they call them rebels) and Obama is agreeable to a brokered position by Putin. This puts Russia in the box seat of negotiations between Iran and the US on nuclear issues. So the US President has abrogated US policy to Russia. Which is just as well, as it turns out that the weapons available to the Rebels include the high tech weapons stolen by Al-Qaeda at Benghazi last year. Confused? Think of it as a cancelled episode of Glee. 
Historical perspective on this day
490 BC – Battle of Marathon: The conventionally accepted date for the Battle of Marathon. The Athenians and their Plataean allies, defeat the first Persian invasion force of Greece.
372 – Sixteen KingdomsJin Xiaowudi, age 10, succeeds his father Jin Jianwendi as Emperor of the Eastern Jin dynasty.
1185 – Emperor Andronikos I Komnenos brutally put to death in Constantinople.
1213 – Albigensian CrusadeSimon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter IIof Aragon at the Battle of Muret.
1229 – Battle of Portopí: The Aragonese army under the command of James I of Aragon disembarks at Santa PonçaMajorca, with the purpose of conquering the island.
1309 – The First Siege of Gibraltar takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista pitting the forces of the Kingdom of Castile against the Emirate of Granada resulting in a Castilian victory.

1609 – Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River while aboard the Halve Maen.
1634 – A gunpowder factory explodes in Valletta, Malta, killing 22 people and damaging several buildings.
1683 – Austro-Ottoman WarBattle of Vienna: Several European armies join forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire.
1814 – Battle of North Point: an American detachment halts the British land advance to Baltimore in the War of 1812.
1846 – Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.
1847 – Mexican–American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins.
1848 – Switzerland approves its 1st Constitution and becomes a Federal state.

1857 – The SS Central America sinks about 160 miles east of Cape HatterasNorth Carolina, drowning a total of 426 passengers and crew, including Captain William Lewis Herndon. The ship was carrying 13–15 tons of gold from the California Gold Rush.
1885 – Arbroath 36–0 Bon Accord, a world record scoreline in professional Association football.
1890 – SalisburyRhodesia, is founded.
1897 – Tirah CampaignBattle of Saragarhi.

1906 – The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar.
1910 – Premiere performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8 in Munich (with a chorus of 852 singers and an orchestra of 171 players. Mahler's rehearsal assistant conductor was Bruno Walter)
1915 – French soldiers rescue over 4,000 Armenian Genocide survivors stranded on Musa Dagh.
1919 – Adolf Hitler joins the German Workers' Party (later the Nazi Party).
1923 – Southern Rhodesia, today called Zimbabwe, is annexed by the United Kingdom.
1933 – Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction.
1938 – Adolf Hitler demands autonomy and self-determination for the Germansof the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.

1940 – Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France.
1940 – An explosion at the Hercules Powder Company plant in Kenvil, New Jersey kills 51 people and injures over 200.
1942 – World War IIRMS Laconia, carrying civilians, Allied soldiers and Italian POWs is torpedoed off the coast of West Africa and sinks with a heavy loss of life.
1942 – World War II: First day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge during the 

High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


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Μια πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα πρόσθεση είδαμε στο νέο Apple Watch, που θα επιτρέπει στον χρήστη να λάβει ηλεκτροκαρδιογράφημα.

Η Apple μας έδειξε το νέο Apple Watch Series 4, με λεπτότερο, αισθητά ελαφρύτερο σκελετό και 30 τοις εκατό μεγαλύτερη οθόνη σε σχέση με τον προκάτοχο του.

Πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα πρόσθεση αποτέλεσαν τα ηλεκτρόδια στον οπίσθιο αισθητήρα που επιτρέπουν στους χρήστες την λήψη ηλεκτροκαρδιογραφημάτων (ECG), απλά ανοίγοντας την εφαρμογή και ακουμπώντας απλά το δάχτυλο τους στον βελτιωμένο σένσορα.

To νέο Apple Watch 4 θα είναι διαθέσιμο για προπαραγγελία στις 14 Σεπτέμβρη και θα καταφτάσει στα καταστήματα στις 21 του ίδιου μήνα, ξεκινώντας από 399 δολάρια για την GPS έκδοση και 499 για την έκδοση με πρόσβαση σε κινητές υπηρεσίες, ενώ παράλληλα η τιμή του Apple Watch 3 πέφτει στα 279$ από σήμερα.

Το ρολόι θα τρέχει το WatchOS 5, το οποίο θα γίνει διαθέσιμο για τα ήδη υπάρχοντα ρολόγια της Apple στις 17 Σεπτέμβρη.

Παρότι η οθόνη είναι πλέον αισθητά μεγαλύτερη, η Apple δήλωσε ότι έκανε ελάχιστες αλλαγές στον σκελετό και ταυτόχρονα σχεδίασε πολλές εφαρμογές από το μηδέν επιτρέποντας μας να βλέπουμε περισσότερα στους χάρτες, στις φωτογραφίες, στο ημερολόγιο και πολλές άλλες.

Το ηχείο θα είναι 50 τοις εκατό δυνατότερο, και το μικρόφωνο μεταφέρθηκε στην αντίθετη πλευρά του ρολογιού με σκοπό την μείωση του αντίλαλου κατά τη διάρκεια ομιλίας.

Το νέο ρολόι είναι εξοπλισμένο με τον νέο S4, έναν 64-bit dual-core επεξεργαστή σχεδιασμένο από την ίδια την Apple, που υπόσχεται έως και δύο φορές ταχύτερες επιδόσεις. Η μπαταρία παραμένει στις 18 ώρες.

Αν και το Apple Watch 4 μπορεί να κάνει και ότι ένα συνηθισμένο smartwatch, δηλαδή να απαντήσει σε μηνύματα, να απαντήσει ή να απορρίψει κλήσεις και να ελέγξει τη μουσική, η Apple εστίασε στα πλεονεκτήματα υγείας και ευεξίας της συσκευής καθώς επιβλέπει αδιάκοπα τους καρδιακούς μας παλμούς.

Άλλη μια ενδιαφέρουσα λειτουργία του νέου Apple Watch είναι η δυνατότητα του να καταλαβαίνει πότε πέφτουμε. Αλλά πως ξέρει ότι πέσαμε και δεν "βουτήξαμε" στο κρεβάτι ή δεν πετάξαμε απλά το ρολόι στο γραφείο; Σύμφωνα με την Apple οι μηχανικοί έκαναν χιλιάδες ελέγχους και κατέληξαν στο γεγονός ότι κατά τη διάρκεια μιας μη ελεγχόμενης πτώσης το σώμα ακολουθεί κάποια πολύ ιδιαίτερα μοτίβα και σε συνδυασμό με το νέο γυροσκόπιο και επιταχυντόμετρο το Apple Watch θα είναι απόλυτα ικανό να το αναγνωρίσει.

Αν το ρολόι αντιληφθεί ότι πέσαμε θα μας ειδοποιήσει για το αν χρειαζόμαστε βοήθεια και αν δεν απαντήσουμε άμεσα θα λάβει την πρωτοβουλία να κάνει κλήση έκτακτης ανάγκης.

Η συσκευή θα μας ειδοποιεί για οποιαδήποτε ανωμαλία στους παλμούς μας και όλα τα δεδομένα της εφαρμογής θα είναι κρυπτογραφημένα στην συσκευή αλλά και στο cloud οπού θα είναι προσβάσιμα σε εσάς να τα μοιραστείτε με τον γιατρό σας.

Τα νέα ρολόγια έρχονται σε silver, gold και space gray αποχρώσεις καθώς και σε space black και gold για τις sainless polished εκδόσεις. Όλα τα λουράκια από τα προηγούμενα Apple Watch θα είναι συμβατά με το Series 4.


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I liked the basic take in http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/01/dominic-cummings-brexit-referendum-won/ (though I would quibble with some of the details): <blockquote>It doesn't occur to SW1 and the media that outside London their general outlook is seen as extreme. Have an immigration policy that guarantees free movement rights even for murderers, so we cannot deport them or keep them locked up after they are released? Extreme. Have open doors to the EU and don't build the infrastructure needed? Extreme. Take violent thugs who kick women down stairs on CCTV, there is no doubt about their identity, and either don’t send them to jail or they're out in a few months? Extreme. Have a set of policies that stops you dealing with the likes of 'the guy with the hook' for over a decade while still giving benefits to his family? Extreme. Ignore warnings about the dangers of financial derivatives, including from the most successful investor in the history of the world, and just keep pocketing the taxes from the banks and spending your time on trivia rather than possible disasters? Extreme. Make us – living on average wages without all your lucky advantages – pay for your bailouts while you keep getting raises and bonuses? Extreme and stupid – and contemptible. These views are held across educational lines, across party lines, and across class lines. Cameron, Blair, and Evan Davis agree about lots of these things and tell people constantly why they are wrong to think differently but to millions *they* *are* *the* *extremists*.</blockquote> (The rest of this comment is not related to the OP about moderation, merely related to my remark earlier about quibbles with this particular quote about moderation.) I would particularly quibble with the remark about derivatives. The true problem there seems to me to be the extremely privileged position of official ratings, related regulators, and a menagerie of backstops: government systematic guarantees such as deposit insurance, unsystematic arbitrary bailouts, price controls, barriers to entry, and so on. The politicized mis-rating of complicated derivatives of dysfunctional mortgages as high-quality bank holdings with artificially high values is not very different from the politicized mis-rating of simple old government bonds from dysfunctional governments; instead, it is very similar in an important way. I don't know any great one-stop shopping site for an authoritative overview of this problem, but the problem is at least visible in this quote from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/12158626/German-bail-in-plan-for-government-bonds-risks-blowing-up-the-euro.html <blockquote>The German Council says the "regulatory privileges" of sovereign debt held on bank books should be phased out. It should no longer be treated as "entirely safe and liquid" under the banks’ liquidity coverage ratios, or be exempt from capital requirements. "The greatest risks are for banks in Greece, Portugal, Spain, Ireland and Italy," it said.</blockquote> IMNSHO such "regulatory privileges" (backed by, among other things, taxpayers being on the hook to bail out the banks when the "entirely safe and liquid" stuff is not) are obviously the issue, not whether the bogus assets are derivatives or not.) Focusing on derivative-ness rather than regulatory-privileged-ness may sometimes be an innocent mistake, but it seems to be such a consistently common mistake that I suspect that there is active deception upstream, so that the only innocent mistake is consistently trusting the wrong important people, rather than somehow innocently independently but consistently making the same classification error. It isn't hard to imagine an agenda that would motivate important people to dishonestly push this talking point: there are plenty of people and organizations who have a very large financial stake in various aspects of financial dirigisme and in various financial turf wars related to, e.g., their rivalry with "quants" who have succeeded with fairly complicated models, portfolios, and derivatives. (Or indeed, their rivalry with plain old sensible value traders (doing simple things like sensible shorts of insane manipulated prices, which don't require partial differential equations and Monte Carlo to analyze, but which often can be demonized as "derivatives" as well). A pattern of such interests dishonestly pushing this stupid talking point to support their agenda seems like a likely explanation of how this stupid talking point could have become so common. Compare "a gun [isn't useful for self-defense, it] would just be taken away and used against you". It's hard to see how that stupid claim could be common (as it was in the USA somewhat more than a decade ago, before shall-issue concealed carry license law became common enough that we no longer need to get bogged down in complicated debunkings, just point to news items) without some inflential group of people pushing it dishonestly to support a policy agenda, rather than just unbiased people independently making the same innocent mistake.
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Αγριο παρασκήνιο στα προκριματικά του διαγωνισμού Σταρ Ελλάς! Υποψήφια κατακεραυνώνει τις ουρανοκατέβατες στον θεσμό Μπέλλα και Δημητροπούλου
«Σεισμό» προκάλεσαν στα πανελλήνια καλλιστεία τα «πλαστικά» κορίτσια του «Greece's Next Top Model». 
Στον δεύτερο προκριματικό γύρο του διαγωνισμού ομορφιάς για την ανάδειξη των Σταρ Ελλάς, Μις Ελλάς και Μις Γιανγκ, που αναβιώνουν στις 30 Σεπτεμβρίου στο Γκάζι Live και θα μεταδοθούν ζωντανά από το Μακεδονία TV, εμφανίστηκαν δύο κοπέλες που κόπηκαν από το reality του Star, καθώς απέσπασαν από τους κριτές αρνητικά σχόλια για τις πολλές αισθητικές επεμβάσεις που έχουν κάνει.
Μιλάμε για την Ιωάννα Μπέλλα και την Ηρώ Δημητροπούλου, οι οποίες χαρακτηρίστηκαν... ουρανοκατέβατες από συνυποψήφιές τους στην προκριματική φάση των πανελλήνιων καλλιστείων. 
Ο λόγος; Δεν συμμετείχαν ούτε καν στον πρώτο γύρο της διαδικασίας, που πραγματοποιήθηκε την περασμένη Τετάρτη σε γνωστό αθηναϊκό ξενοδοχείο και, όπως υποστηρίζουν ανταγωνίστριές τους, υπήρξε άγριο παρασκήνιο, καθώς είχαν ευνοϊκή μεταχείριση από μέλη της κριτικής επιτροπής του διαγωνισμού ομορφιάς.
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«Χτες μας κάλεσαν στο στούντιο του φωτογράφου Γιώργου Μεστούση, που είναι ένα από τα μέλη της κριτικής επιτροπής, κι εκεί συνέβησαν διάφορα, τα οποία δείχνουν πως τουλάχιστον η Ιωάννα Μπέλλα είναι ευνοούμενη των διοργανωτών και όλες σχεδόν οι άλλες υποψήφιες άρχισαν να ψιθυρίζουν στα πηγαδάκια πως είναι ήδη η φετινή Σταρ Ελλάς» εξομολογείται στην «Espresso» υποψήφια που κόπηκε, αν και σε επαρχιακά καλλιστεία είχε κερδίσει τίτλο.
Η ίδια κοπέλα -που για ευνόητους λόγους επιθυμεί να κρατήσει την ανωνυμία της- μας μεταφέρει τι συνέβη στα παρασκήνια των προκριματικών του διαγωνισμού ομορφιάς με την Ιωάννα, που στο προχτεσινό επεισόδιο του «Greece' s Next Top Model» σχολιάστηκε για τις πλαστικές επεμβάσεις που έχει κάνει και τελικά οι κριτές της εκπομπής την απέρριψαν από το reality του Star. 
«Οι διοργανωτές των καλλιστείων μάς είχαν πει να πάμε χτες στον χώρο κατά τις έντεκα και η Ιωάννα Μπέλλα ήρθε στη μία. 
Με αέρα σταρ μπήκε μόνη της στο δωμάτιο των κριτών, ενώ εμείς μπαίναμε τρεις τρεις... Οσο για την Ηρώ Δημητροπούλου, κι εκείνη είχε ειδική αντιμετώπιση ως γνωστή από τη συμμετοχή της στην εκπομπή του Star. 
Η Μπέλλα όμως ήταν το κάτι άλλο» υποστηρίζει η κοπέλα που κόπηκε στα προκριματικά των καλλιστείων, η οποία αναρωτιέται: «Το πρόβλημα της συμμετοχής αυτών των δύο κοριτσιών δεν είναι μόνο η ευνοϊκή αντιμετώπισή τους, που σε ένα σημείο το καταλαβαίνω λόγω της πρόσκαιρης αναγνωρισιμότητάς τους, αλλά η πλαστική και ψεύτικη ομορφιά τους, όπως αποδείχτηκε στην εκπομπή του Star. 
Με δυο λόγια, τι καλλιστεία πάνε να κάνουν; Να βγάλουν την πιο πλαστικοποιημένη Ελληνίδα ή την Ελληνίδα με τη φυσική ομορφιά;»
«Ντου» επιχειρηματία
Πάντως, αξίζει να αναφέρουμε ότι τα φετινά καλλιστεία -που τα τελευταία χρόνια είχαν πάρει την κατιούσα με πρόχειρες διοργανώσεις- επιστρέφουν δριμύτερα με τη δυναμική παρέμβαση του Αραβα επιχειρηματία Ρασίντ αλ Μαχτούπ από τα Ηνωμένα Εμιράτα, ο οποίος πήρε τη σκυτάλη της διοργάνωσής τους από τον γιο του αείμνηστου Γιώργου Πρεβελάκη. 
Επικεφαλής της φετινής προετοιμασίας του διαγωνισμού είναι ο Νίκος Βόγλης, ιδιοκτήτης του πρακτορείου μοντέλων Prestige, και στο πλευρό του έχει τον φωτογράφο Γιώργο Μεστούση, τον σχεδιαστή και επιχειρηματία Πάνο Ζήνα, τη χορογράφο Γκαλένα Βελίκοβα, τον art director Αντώνη Σπάθα και τη Μάρθα Παππά, εκπρόσωπο του Βασίλη Πρεβελάκη. 
Οσο για τα ονόματα της τελικής εικοσάδας; Τα αποτελέσματα αναμένεται να γίνουν γνωστά απόψε το βράδυ ή το πρωί της Πέμπτης.
Για όσους δεν είδαν το πολυσυζητημένο επεισόδιο του «Greece's Next Top Model» να αναφέρουμε ότι μόλις η Ιωάννα Μπέλλα, κόρη επιχειρηματία παραγωγής κρέατος στη βόρεια Ελλάδα, εμφανίστηκε μπροστά στους κριτές της εκπομπής κατακρίθηκε για τα φουσκωμένα χείλη της, το ψεύτικο στήθος της, ακόμη και για τις ψεύτικες βλεφαρίδες της. 
Οπως της είπαν οι κριτές, οι πλαστικές που έχει κάνει είναι... απαγορευτικές για τον δρόμο του μόντελινγκ που θέλει να ακολουθήσει.
Μάλιστα, ο φωτογράφος μόδας Δημήτρης Σκουλός δήλωσε πως την έκοψε γιατί αποτελεί κακό πρότυπο, ενώ η Βίκυ Καγιά -πιο ήπιων τόνων- της είπε ότι είναι μια κούκλα, αλλά έχει παρέμβει λάθος στο σώμα της. 
Οσο για τη 18χρονη Ηρώ Δημητροπούλου, με μητέρα μοντέλο και ιδιοκτήτρια πρακτορείου μοντέλων στη Θεσσαλονίκη, έφαγε... πόρτα για τον ίδιο λόγο και από τους τέσσερις κριτές. 
Μάλιστα οι κριτές κάλεσαν και τη μητέρα της στο πλατό και της... έσυραν τα εξ αμάξης για την «πλαστική εικόνα» της κόρης της σε τόσο μικρή ηλικία.
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From the UK to Greece, women have been hit hardest by austerity policies since the 2008 financial crisis. This month, 50.50 will spotlight our stories of resistance.

Women protest for equal pay and dignity at work in Barcelona, March 2018. Women protest for equal pay and dignity at work in Barcelona, March 2018. (Photo: Ramon Costa/Zuma Press/PA Images. All rights reserved).I was 17 and dating a particularly sexist boyfriend when the Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, sparking the global financial crisis and reshaping the world we live in. A decade on, I’ve lived the entirety of my ‘millennial’ adult life under austerity in the UK – and have found strength and friendship from families of resistance that women have created in response to years of harmful policies.

“This story rarely gets told,” political sociologist at the University of Warwick, Akwugo Emejulu, told me, of the resistance strategies of women of colour in particular. “Many activist women of colour are rendered invisible by their insistence on doing local community work,” she said, contrasting high-profile occupations such as Occupy London and Los Indignados with our “under the radar” organising.

Over the last decade, women across Europe have responded to austerity policies imposed on us since the 2008 crisis. We’ve fought to expose and challenge the specific impacts of austerity on women, creating new communities in the process, from Sisters Uncut in the UK to Mwasi Collective (Paris) and Soul Sisters (Berlin).

These collectives, led by women of colour, are among Europe’s “most exciting and innovative,” says Emejulu. “They combine hard-nosed grassroots activism with cultural production to organise… and also create new cultural and artistic spaces by and for women of colour,” she explains, emphasising that resistance also consists of “self-help groups and sister circles where community and friendship can be built”.

Crucially, women, migrants, working-class communities, people living with disabilities, non-binary and trans people, aren’t passive victims to harmful economic policies: they resist. It’s this resistance that 50.50 will spotlight this month, in an alternative series to mark the tenth anniversary of the financial crisis, including special reports from Spain and Italy and a photo essay.

A decade on, I’ve lived the entirety of my ‘millennial’ adult life under austerity in the UK.

I remember well the years following the financial crash – the horror of the coalition government coming to power in 2010 and student marches against rising tuition fees. But I was never massively taken by student politics, which I found male-dominated.

It wasn’t until 2014 when a friend dragged me to a protest that I felt politically at home. It was organised by Sisters Uncut – a feminist group that uses creative direct actions to highlight austerity as state violence.

On Valentine’s Day, we brought London’s busy Oxford Circus roundabout to a standstill. Dressed in funeral attire and holding placards saying ‘They Cut, We Bleed’, we read out the names of some of the hundreds of women in the UK who have lost their lives to domestic violence since 2010.

I remember being struck by the range of their ages, ethnicities and locations. Every week, two women are murdered by a partner or ex-partner in this country. Meanwhile, government cuts to domestic violence services and refuges have made it harder for many, and potentially impossible for some, to leave violent relationships.

While initial reports described the crisis as a ‘man-cession’, focusing on men’s jobs at risk, the burden of austerity has fallen largely on women. As elsewhere in Europe, women in the UK use more public services; they are the majority of welfare benefit recipients – and the majority of public-sector workers; they’re also more likely to make up for lost public services with unpaid care work.

Sisters Uncut protest in June 2016 outside parliament. Sisters Uncut protest in June 2016 outside parliament. Photo: Niku Gupta.Sisters Uncut’s ‘feministo’ list of demands begins: “To those in power, our message is this: your cuts are violent, your cuts are dangerous, and you think that you can get away with them because you have targeted people who you perceive as powerless. We are those people. We are Sisters Uncut. We will not be silenced.”

Since 2014, we’ve blossomed into a national movement. Our actions have taken many forms – and have left us feeling exhilarated, united in our resistance, powerful and dangerous. We blocked Westminster bridge in 2016, for instance, in a symbolic protest against cuts to domestic violence services. We also reclaimed an empty council flat in east London and turned it into a community centre.

Last year, we occupied Holloway women’s prison in north London to demand that it become a domestic violence service, rather than luxury flats. This February, we stormed the BAFTAs red carpet to call ‘Times Up’ on UK prime minister Theresa May for years of devastating austerity policies.  

While initial reports described the crisis as a ‘man-cession’, focusing on men’s jobs at risk, the burden of austerity has fallen largely on women.

Across Europe, women have challenged waves of austerity policies and cuts to public services. They’ve led protests, occupied buildings, organised for employment rights and formed new communities of resistance, support and solidarity.

Women protest an eviction in Rome, August 2017. Women protest an eviction in Rome, August 2017. (Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images)In Montenegro, thousands of mothers demonstrated in February 2017 against cuts of 25% to financial assistance for women with three or more children. Dozens camped outside government offices overnight. The new policy, they said, would impact more than 21,000 women. They held placards reading “Gentlemen from the government, beware of the women — mothers” and “Our children are hungry.”

Women also camped outside government offices in Greece after hundreds of cleaners were dismissed from (newly outsourced) jobs in 2014, amid European Union austerity demands. The cleaners drew attention to their specific experiences as middle-aged women and adopted the symbol of a rubber glove with two fingers forming a V for ‘victory.’ They also travelled to Strasbourg to lobby members of the European Parliament. In 2015, the new Greek government reinstated their jobs.

Workers’ rights have also been won at SOAS and LSE universities in the UK through the ‘justice for cleaners’ campaigns, as the workforce (made-up of mostly migrant women), has demanded better wages, sick leave and to be employed in-house.

As part of 50.50’s series, journalist Claudia Torrisi will report from Rome where many families live in occupied buildings amid a ‘housing emergency’. In the Viale del Policlinico occupation, 140 people of different nationalities (including children, women and old people) live in constant fear of eviction.

From Spain, journalist Rocío Ros will profile the ‘Las Kellys’ movement of hotel cleaners who have mobilised for better working conditions and against the outsourcing of their jobs. Their recent campaign promotes hotels with fair employment practices (and shames those without them), calling on the popular travel website TripAdvisor to adopt the Las Kellys ‘seal of approval.’

Members of Las Kellys at an event in August 2017. Members of Las Kellys at an event in August 2017. (Photo: Diario de Madrid/Wikimedia Commons. CC BY 4.0).I asked Emejulu, at the University of Warwick, specifically about the experiences of women of colour living under, and mobilising against, austerity.

She said they “have been all but erased from the narrative about who has been hit hardest by the crisis and austerity, who is organising to reverse these counter-productive cuts and who should be the target of policy action to address the misery that has been created because of the rollback of the social welfare state.”

Why? “Firstly and most importantly, there is a relentless focus on local conditions in neighbourhoods”, she said, giving as examples the community organising of women of colour against “the closure of community centres, the increasingly dirty streets and parks, the struggle for affordable housing and the cuts to benefits.”

Meanwhile, Emejulu stresses, where women of colour “are routinely dismissed as alien Others,” their local organising and “creation of spaces of collective affirmation and solidarity is radical politics.”

Where women of colour “are routinely dismissed as alien Others,” their organising and “creation of spaces of collective affirmation and solidarity is radical politics.”

In London, the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is one example of a community group that creates space for migrant women who feel increasingly isolated due to the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policies coupled with austerity.

LAWRS provides advice, information, counselling and advocacy services for Latin American women, and safe spaces to talk about their experiences and interests. “By organising around issues that matter to the women they regain the power that they feel they have lost to an abusive system,” coordinator Ornella Ospino told me.

Through LAWRS, Ospino says, women migrant workers in precarious jobs have followed Latin American ancestral practices of collective support, offering advice on unions, resisting immigration raids and assisting with job searches. Survivors of domestic violence have organised to advise each other on how to navigate services.

Anti-austerity protest in London, June 2015 amid the evictions of most residents from a Barnet housing estate. Anti-austerity protest in London, June 2015 amid the evictions of most residents from a Barnet housing estate. Photo: Alan Stanton/Flickr. (CC BY-SA 2.0). Also in London is Focus E15, formed in 2013 by 29 single mothers. After being served eviction notices and deemed ‘intentionally homeless’ for refusing to take accommodation offered in other cities, far from their communities, they occupied empty council flats. Developers eventually withdrew from planned sales.

The group continues to fight for better housing conditions for single mothers in east London. They organise an open-mic every week outside a local shopping centre where people can take the microphone and share their stories.

It’s important to support people “to have the confidence to directly challenge their circumstances,” said Saskia, one of the women involved in Focus E15.

“Their voice is very important, and they have a right to express anger about their situation and lead their struggle,” she said, adding: “We have become a solid family who share organising, thrash out differences, yet continue!”

“We have become a solid family who share organising, thrash out differences, yet continue!”

The community spaces we’ve created at Sisters Uncut are among the most radical actions we’ve taken. They expose (and respond to) the absence of community contact we all feel in this neoliberal austerity-stricken society.

As part of this collective, I feel I am part of a resistance to the government’s austerity agenda. It’s here that I’ve now formed some of my closest friends and networks – even both of my (biological) sisters organise with Sisters Uncut.

The pernicious austerity policies of the last decade were not passed unopposed. Overlooking the resistance of women has enabled a “tired narrative of equating economic crisis with right-wing populism” that Emejulu argues “doesn’t hold water.”

“If it did,” she asks, “what explains this flourishing of European Black feminist activism among those women who are in long-term economic crisis?”

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The jobless rate fell to 19.0 percent in the June quarter from 21.2 percent in the previous quarter. In the corresponding period last year, the rate was 21.1 percent.

The number of unemployed persons decreased by 9.5 percent compared with the previous quarter and by 10.9 percent compared with the same quarter one year ago.

The jobless rate among youth aged below 19 came in at 48.9 percent in the June quarter.


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          Μαθητές Δημοτικού και Γυμνασίου έβγαλαν μαχαίρι σε καυγά στον Βόλο      Cache   Translate Page      
Έρευνα της αστυνομίας για το περιστατικό - Μεταξύ των εμπλεκομένων στο επεισόδιο φέρονται να είναι και αλλοδαποί, αλβανικής υπηκοότητας, ένας εκ των οποίων φέρεται να επέδειξε το μαχαίρι για εκφοβισμό
Μια σοβαρή υπόθεση από επεισόδια μεταξύ παιδιών, έχει προκαλέσει ανησυχία στους γονείς, αλλά και στην Αστυνομία, άνδρες της οποίας διενήργησαν έρευνα για να βρεθούν οι πρωταγωνιστές του. Σύμφωνα με καταγγελία γονέα μαθητή, αστυνομικοί της Ομάδας ΔΙΑΣ πλησίασαν δεκάδες παιδιά που έπαιζαν προχθές, στον προαύλιο χώρο του ιερού ναού των Αγ. Αναργύρων Βόλου και ζήτησαν πληροφορίες για επεισόδιο, που φέρεται να σημειώθηκε στην ευρύτερη περιοχή, μεταξύ μαθητών. Μάλιστα φέρεται στη διάρκεια του επεισοδίου, κάποιος από τους εμπλακέντες, να έβγαλε και να επέδειξε στους άλλους αιχμηρό αντικείμενο, πιθανότατα μικρό στιλέτο ή μικρό μαχαίρι.

Το επεισόδιο φέρεται να έγινε στην περιοχή του γηπέδου του Μαγνησιακού προχθές ή την Κυριακή και κατά το οποίο φέρονται να συνεπλάκησαν μαθητές Δημοτικού Σχολείου της περιοχής και Γυμνασίου, επίσης της ίδιας περιοχής. Μεταξύ των εμπλεκομένων στο επεισόδιο φέρονται να είναι και αλλοδαποί, αλβανικής υπηκοότητας, που μάλιστα, σύμφωνα με την ίδια πηγή, χρησιμοποίησαν τις μπλούζες τους, για να κρύψουν τα κεφάλια τους, όταν συνεπλάκησαν με τους συνομηλίκους τους…
Τότε, πάνω στον καυγά, ένας εξ αυτών φέρεται να επέδειξε μικρό μαχαίρι ή μικρό στιλέτο, προκαλώντας την τροπή σε φυγή των υπολοίπων, που τρομοκρατήθηκαν. Οι αστυνομικοί της ΔΙΑΣ που ρώτησαν τα παιδιά στο προαύλιο του ιερού ναού των Αγ. Αναργύρων, φέρεται σύμφωνα με γονέα που μίλησε στη «Θ», να γνώριζαν τα παιδιά που συνεπλάκησαν, αφού ανέφεραν ονόματα προς τους ερωτηθέντες, που ωστόσο δεν τους γνώριζαν. Αστυνομική πηγή που ρωτήθηκε σχετικά, επιβεβαίωσε την πληροφορία της διενέργειας έρευνας από την ομάδα ΔΙΑΣ, ωστόσο δήλωσε πως το επεισόδιο δεν πήρε έκταση και οι εμπλακέντες μαθητές διαλύθηκαν.

Η ίδια πηγή επισημαίνει πως οι μαθητές δεν πρέπει να φοβούνται να μιλήσουν στην Αστυνομία, όταν πρόκειται για έκνομες ενέργειες και χρήση βίας από συνομηλίκους τους, που μάλιστα κραδαίνουν μαχαίρια…
 
Η υπόθεση έχει ανησυχήσει τους γονείς παιδιών στην περιοχή της συνοικίας των Αγ. Αναργύρων, που ζητούν μεγαλύτερη αστυνόμευση, ενώ αποδεικνύει πλέον ότι η εγκληματικότητα και παραβατικότητα έχει φθάσει και σε μικρότερες ηλικίες, ακόμη και παιδιών του Δημοτικού.

          : Some showers - Very warm in the south, 13 Set - 05:43      Cache   Translate Page      

High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


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BERLIN (AP) - The Latest on migrants and asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local):

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          Greek jobless rate drops to 19 percent in second quarter      Cache   Translate Page      
About 72.1 percent of Greece's 906,000 jobless are long-term unemployed, meaning they have been out of work for at least 12 months, the figures showed.
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          Europe forecast: Some showers - Very warm in the south, Sep 13 - 16:43      Cache   Translate Page      

High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


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          IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest      Cache   Translate Page      
*Mobile TeleSystems (MTS)* has claimed a Russian first with the launch of services over its NB-IoT network in 20 cities across the Federation including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Kazan and Vladivostok. It plans to offer NB-IoT coverage in all large cities nationwide by the end of 2018. The NB-IoT infrastructure and service rollout is supported by technology solutions from *Huawei*, *Nokia*, *Ericsson*, *Samsung* and *Cisco*, with MTS targeting sectors such as logistics/transport, energy/utilities, mining, manufacturing, retail, health, smart cities and smart housing. The mobile operator highlighted that the NB-IoT network will significantly reduce costs of implementing IoT/M2M solutions due to advantages over existing M2M standards, including increased network capacity, high radio-sensitivity, long service/battery life and low IoT module cost. In another pan-Russia announcement, fixed network operator *ER-Telecom* disclosed that its LoRaWAN-based industrial IoT network has expanded services to 52 cities, stretching from the Pacific port of Vladivostok to the European exclave of Kaliningrad. ER-Telecom – operating under the brands Dom.ru and Dom.ru Business – has partnered platform provider *Actility* for the rollout, targeting 60 cities by the end of this year. IoT solutions on the LoRa network are aimed at the energy sector as well as smart city applications, housing/communal services, other urban services and transport companies among others, offering tailored solutions for ER’s business clients. In the US, *AT&T* is narrowing down the launch window for its upcoming NB-IoT network, which will augment its existing low power, wide area (LPWA) IoT network based on LTE-M technology. AT&T now aims to launch NB-IoT connectivity services in the second quarter of 2019, Mobile World Live reports. Chris Penrose, president of IoT Solutions at AT&T, noted that cellular LPWA IoT services are finally starting to live up to the hype surrounding their early rollouts, saying that ‘use cases are taking off,’ and adding: ‘It’s about how we now truly scale this industry.’ *Vodafone Group* is doubling the number of LTE cell sites supporting the NB-IoT standard, with its existing NB-IoT networks in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Spain, Turkey, South Africa and Australia to be densified while new networks will be commercially launched in the UK, Romania and Hungary, TechRadar reports. Vodafone – which claims around 74 million M2M/IoT connections worldwide – says there is strong enterprise demand for NB-IoT-powered applications, with its IoT director Stefano Gastaut stating: ‘NB-IoT gives businesses access to 5G capabilities a year before we expect large-scale consumer availability and I believe this will be a catalyst in the widespread use of IoT by enterprises.’ Indian IoT specialist *Unlimit*, part of the *Reliance Group*, has teamed up with state-owned telco *Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)* to offer IoT services to enterprise customers across India in sectors including automobile, digital manufacturing, logistics, transportation, public sector enterprises and agriculture. Unlimit will leverage BSNL’s pan-India cellular network to provide solutions including IoT device management, managed connectivity, application software and advanced analytics. Jurgen Hase, CEO at Unlimit, said: ‘With the addition of BSNL’s connectivity, we are further expanding our services and capabilities to help scale essential IoT projects in India and contribute significantly in the digitisation of the rural society.’ Anupam Shrivastava, BSNL chairman, added: ‘By combining our pan-India coverage, last mile network access, and bandwidth with Unlimit’s range of services, we will help enterprises accelerate the pace of their new innovations and fast-track the digital transformation process.’ *BlackBerry* has unveiled ‘BlackBerry Spark’, described as the only Enterprise of Things (EoT) platform designed for ultra-secure hyperconnectivity from the kernel to the edge. BlackBerry Spark is aimed at manufacturers of complex ‘things’ such as autonomous vehicles and industrial equipment with the highest levels of security and safety-certification, as well as consumer-friendly interfaces to complex processes and AI, such as voice-activated speakers with built-in privacy protection. The platform is also designed for enterprises to leverage AI and manage smart 'things' regardless of operating system (Android, iOS, Linux, QNX, Windows) as well as snap-in existing platform services such as Android Things, AWS, Azure and Watson. BlackBerry also claims the Spark platform will make ‘military-grade’ security easy and intuitive for end users. In another launch with eyes firmly on security, US operator *Sprint*, in partnership with its Japanese parent *SoftBank Group*’s member companies *Packet* and *Arm*, has unveiled the ‘Curiosity IoT’ platform, enabling enterprises to manage IoT devices and connectivity over the air across multiple SIM profiles. Sprint says that via Curiosity IoT ‘intelligence from device data will be generated instantly through the dedicated, distributed and virtualized core, built together with the new operating system. And the ultimate level of security will be provided from the chip to the cloud.’ Lastly, *Cubic Telecom* has launched its Global Connectivity Management Platform offered ‘as-a-Service’ to IoT device manufacturers worldwide, with the first devices hosted on the platform already being managed in Europe, the USA and South Korea. Cubic says its unique platform solution brings standards-based remote SIM provisioning and cloud-native advanced connectivity management functions such as zero-touch device registration and connectivity activation across different mobile networks, regions and regulatory conditions. Cubic underlines that its IoT platform has ‘entirely new integration capabilities, making it easy for device manufacturers from an array of different industries to deliver a truly global connectivity solution to end users through one global SIM and one platform … across all regions, with complete freedom of vendor choice.’ We welcome your feedback about *IoT Time*. If you have any questions, suggestions or corrections, please email *editors@commsupdate.com*.
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          PARADISE LOST: HOW TOURISTS ARE DESTROYING THE PLACES THEY LOVE / DER SPIEGEL      Cache   Translate Page      

Paradise Lost

How Tourists Are Destroying the Places They Love

Travel is no longer a luxury good. Airlines like Ryanair and EasyJet have contributed to a form of mass tourism that has made local residents feel like foreigners in cities like Barcelona and Rome. The infrastructure is buckling under the pressure. By DER SPIEGEL Staff

Photo Gallery: Is Tourism Ruining Europe's Cities?

It doesn't take long before the woman at the hotel reception pulls out a city map of Porto. Look, she says, there's the Old Town and the Douro, there's the harbor and here, by the way, the pride evident in her voice, is the world's most beautiful bookshop: Livraria Lello.

It sounds fantastic and the place looks even more amazing in the photos. It's located in a two-story, neo-Gothic building with lots of dark wood, an abundance of old books, ornamentation and stained glass, and a curved staircase right in the middle. It was opened in 1906, a cathedral of books, a dream for voracious bookworms from all over the world. When traveling, we often look more for the beauty of the past than that of the present. We may even buy a book for vacation reading, to while away evenings on the Atlantic coast. It has been said that J.K. Rowling often visited the Livraria when she lived in Porto at the beginning of the 1990s, a time when she taught English and began dreaming up the Harry Potter series.

Porto is not a big city -- with just over 200,000 inhabitants, the Old Town is easily manageable. The first thing you notice when approaching the Livraria Lello is the long line in front of it. Young Japanese travelers, Scandinavian backpackers, families from France, couples from China, Americans and Germans.

An imposing bouncer stands at the door of the bookshop. To get in, you must first purchase a five-euro ticket bearing the visage of Fernando Pessoa, Portugal's most famous poet, in the shop next door. There, too, visitors must wait in line, with crowd-control barriers set up just like at the airport check-in desk. Those waiting in line are guided past shelves full of souvenirs, postcards and keychains. The standard tourist bric-à-brac.

The bookstore is every bit is as beautiful as the one in the photos, even if it's not much of a bookstore these days. No one browses through the merchandise here. They all seem to be taking pictures with their smartphones -- photos that look exactly like the more than 7,000 images already posted on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website, where Livraria is listed as one of the city's top sightseeing attractions.

Just like the rest of the country, Livraria Lello stood on the verge of bankruptcy four years ago as a result of the financial crisis. But even then, the bookshop had no lack of visitors. The problem was that people were buying fewer and fewer books. Someone suggested the store ought to start charging an admission fee of five euros. It may have sounded crazy at the time, but 4,000 people now visit Livraria each day while during the summer, the number of daily visitors swells to 5,000. The store had 1.2 million visitors in 2017 and revenues of over 7 million euros.

If the thought of buying a book does cross a visitor's mind, and there are many tomes to be found here -- from translations of classics of Portuguese literature to, of course, the Harry Potter series -- the ticket serves as a credit toward that purchase. It is rumoured that Livraria Lello served as the inspiration for Flourish & Blotts, the bookstore where Harry Potter buys his magic books. But Livraria ultimately feels more like a museum or a theater backdrop than a real place.

Predatory Modern Tourism

More than anything, in fact, it has become a symbol for the predatory nature of modern-day tourism -- a style of travel that is devouring all the beautiful places which drives it.

For residents of Porto, however, the bookstore has a different story to tell. It is one of economic upswing in a country that was in the throes of crisis not all that long ago. Indeed, Portugal owes its recovery in part to double-digit growth in tourism, including in the areas in the once impoverished north around Porto. Ryanair and EasyJet have been flying to the city for years, and it has long been regarded as the new in-spot for city-escape tourism. Last year, around 2.5 million foreign tourists visited the region, and half of them visited Livraria Lello. Porto still hasn't become as overrun as places like Barcelona or Amsterdam, cities where locals have begun defending themselves against the hordes of tourists who seem to be taking over. But a divide has developed in Porto -- between the tourist city and the city for locals. One can't help but wonder when a local last visited Livraria Lello. Do Porto residents also have to stand in line and pay five euros?

There were times when the hotels lining the beaches in Benidorm, in Arenal on Mallorca and along the Adriatic Sea in Italy, were symbols of the ugliness of modern mass tourism. In retrospect, though, that era seems almost quiet. Benidorm and Arenal are cities that were created so that Europeans would have a place lie on the beach in summer. They are artificial resorts and not very nice, but they do serve a purpose: as factories for mass tourism that could just as easily be removed should the need arise.

Today, these tourist reserves no longer fill the demand. The crowds of sun-seekers have grown so large on the beaches of Southern Europe, that some small bays on Mallorca should actually be closed due to overcrowding. Even along the North and Baltic seas in Germany, hotels and pensions are fully booked out in places like Sylt and Rügen.

Yet beach holidaymakers now comprise just under half of modern tourism in Europe, while the other half are cruise and city-escape travelers. For years, it's been tourists rather than local residents who have been shaping the image of some of Europe's most beautiful and unique cities. They are being transformed into museums and theme parks and are developing special zones for tourists where locals may work, but certainly don't live. Tourists sit in traditional restaurants devoid of locals as they watch other tourists. They are no longer places where people come together, but where divides seem to deepen. At times, it really does feel like a tourist invasion. They come, they stay briefly and then they are gone again, but they act as though they own the cities they visit.

The virtue of hospitality "which one wants to invoke is destroyed by making use of it," German writer Hans Magnus Enzensberger wrote back in 1958 in his widely cited treatise on mass tourism. At the time, mass tourism as we know it today hadn't even been invented yet, and traveling was still the privilege of the well-to-do. At most, those who could afford it would drive their modest VW Beetles from Germany over the Brenner Pass to Italy. For most people, a visit to Venice or Rome was something they could only dream about.

Modern-day tourism has very little in common with that dream. An ever-growing fleet of budget airlines transports millions of people to the world's beaches and sights, long-distance buses offer trips at ridiculously low prices, and cruise ships dump thousands of passengers into the ports, with as many as five vessels a day docking in Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona and Dubrovnik, pumping additional hordes into city centers that are already hopelessly overcrowded. Once there, they eternalize their memories of the sights they see in the form of selfies. After that, it's on to the next hot spot.

Travel has gone from being a luxury product to an everyday good, with the boom in discount travel and the internet opening an increasing number of new markets. If you want to spend a few days in Palma, Barcelona or on the beach, it only takes a few clicks to find the right flight and accommodation. Often at a bargain-basement price.

But the infrastructure is no longer up to the task of handling the onslaught of travelers -- and this is true in Germany as it is elsewhere. During this hot summer, chaos descended on Germany's airports, with crowds of people jostling in front of monitors as flight cancellations rose by 146 percent in the first half of the year and the number of delays by 31 percent. In Munich and Frankfurt, air traffic even collapsed entirely within a few days of each other after passengers walked through security without being properly screened. And the situation at Berlin's airports has become a national embarrassment.

'Tourist Go Home'

With overloaded infrastructure and overcrowded cities and beaches, the travel industry seems to be choking on its own success. An estimated 670 million people traveled in Europe last year and it is likely that this summer alone, the Continent hosted 200 million tourists.

It's not just Europeans exploring each others' countries. The boom is also fueled by people from countries that have benefited handsomely from globalization. Much of the responsibility for the growth in global tourism lies with members of the newly emerging middle classes in Russia and with people from the Far East and Arab countries.

They also bear a significant share of the responsibility for the growing problems. The boom, after all, is also producing losers, and many of them have begun revolting, as recently seen in the pilot strikes at European budget carrier Ryanair, whose poor working conditions and low wages are what make the airline's low-cost strategy possible in the first place.

But residents of the cities and regions affected are perhaps the biggest losers. When, for example, it becomes more lucrative for property owners to rent their apartments out to tourists on a daily or weekly basis than to locals who need an affordable place to live. Or when commuters have to squeeze into overcrowded public transportation because local buses and trains have been filled to capacity by tourists. Or when people no longer feel comfortable in their neighborhood because they have become a minority in the cafés and restaurants they traditionally frequented. That is, assuming they can get in at all or afford the new prices.

The tourism industry suddenly finds itself confronted by a group that it hadn't previously paid much attention to. Having always focused on the guests, it tended to overlook the hosts. "Tourism is a phenomenon that creates many private profits but also many socialized losses," says Christian Laesser, a tourism professor at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Often, the profits benefit very few -- the landlords and hotel owners primarily, but also, to a much lesser extent, the often poorly paid employees working in the travel sector. The rest are stuck with the noise and the mess, the high rents and the feeling of being a stranger in their own country, like being an extra in some Disney World for tourists.

In many places, that feeling has begun manifesting itself in expressions of open hostility. Activists spray paint "tourists go home" on the walls in many places overflowing with tourists, and in Mallorca, they even proclaimed a "summer of action," with protests against travelers at the airport and in hotels. In Palma, activists have thrown horse droppings at tourists. In Barcelona they have pushed people from bicycles and harassed them in cafés. In Venice, self-proclaimed pirates have taken the dramatic step of blocking cruise ships from entering the port.

The notion that tourists are foreign invaders who represent some kind of threat to the local population's cultural identity broadly echoes the way refugees are viewed in large parts of Europe. But whereas hardship has driven the refugees from their homelands, the tourists are seeking to escape the boredom of everyday life.

Barcelona has experience with both of these globalization-driven migratory movements, but the protests there have only been directed at the tourists and not refugees. Last year, 150,000 protesters even called on the government to allow more refugees into the country. "Immigration has changed the city, but tourism is destabilizing it," Britain's Guardian newspaper wrote in June, describing the mood in the city.

'Overtourism'

The travel industry has begun recognizing that its own success is increasingly undermining the foundation of its business model. "Overtourism" is the buzzword currently dominating industry conferences. Discussions are taking place about how tourist flows can be directed such that they will no longer be perceived as a threat.

But is that possible wiht the numbers of tourists continuing to rise? In the emerging countries of Asia, umpteen millions of people are ascending into the new middle class each year, meaning they can suddenly afford to travel to exotic destinations. And they do. According to industry estimates, the number of tourists globally is expected to increase by 500 million by 2030, with the Chinese making up roughly half of that growth. And many of them will want to visit Europe and its sights -- events like the lavender blossom in Provence.

It must have been during the summer of 2008, Jean-Paul Angelvin recalls. That's when a film team from China rang and asked if they could take a few shots in his lavender fields. "They filmed a young couple, and, after a few hours, they were finished. I didn't think much about it at the time," says Angelvin, an elderly gentleman wearing gray shorts and beige compression stockings. Angelvin and his family have been cultivating lavender in Provence for close to 40 years, at an elevation of 580 meters on a plateau in Valensole.

Angelvin has gone through some hard times, like when prices hit rock bottom during the 1990s. But demand picked up again, and during the lavender blossom in June and July, the small boutique the family established also managed to produce a bit of profit.

Then summer 2012 arrived and Angelvin's shop turned into a gold mine. A growing number of tour buses began stopping in front of his boutique -- buses filled with Chinese tourists. They wanted to perform exact recreations of the scenes they knew from the popular (and cheesy) Chinese TV series "Dreams Behind a Crystal Curtain." They were the shots that had been filmed four years earlier in Angelvin's lavender fields. "Never in my life did I think this shoot would have triggered such a wave," the lavender farmer says. Jean-Frédéric Gonthier of the regional tourism association estimates that 3,000 Chinese visitors came the first summer after the start of series production. Today, he estimates, there are around 60,000 Chinese visitors each season.

"To create something out of the boom other than just suffering, we have to understand the Chinese," says Gonthier. To address the need, he trained Chinese-speaking guides and also hired two people to answer questions about the region on the Chinese messaging service WeChat. Gonthier is hoping these efforts can help to change the vacationing patterns of the Chinese and motivate them to stay longer in the region rather than just rushing through.

Lavender farmer Angelvin also grasped what was happening and was quick to react. During the lavender season, he hires temporary Chinese-speaking staff. One kilometer further down the road, Pauline Jaubert expanded her lavender boutique Terraroma for the second time this spring. "We have adapted," says Jaubert, who now offers T-shirts, cookies and aprons in addition to lavender oil and soap. The Jauberts have a small restaurant on the top floor that offers Asian noodle dishes during the high season.

The farmers have become tourism professionals. Revenues at the larger lavender boutiques on the plateau are estimated to be several hundred thousand euros a year. Indeed, Angelvin's shop generates more income in good years than the lavender harvest itself.

Not everyone, though, views the guests from China as a "classic win-win situation," as Gonthier from the tourist office calls it. Jean-Jacques Valone says that a photo in the field does little in terms of cultural exchange. Valone is also a lavender farmer, but he doesn't have a boutique. "They are mostly just a bother to me," he says. "They litter the fields with paper and cut stems of lavender." Besides, the region doesn't really benefit financially when people just rush through and, at most, order a pizza and split it among four people, he says.

As might be expected, Gonthier takes a more positive view. He points out that the Chinese approach to tourism is also changing and that an increasing number of younger travelers from China are avoiding mass tourism and are instead traveling on their own and sometimes even staying overnight. Such travelers, he says, "no longer hunt desperately for a Chinese restaurant. Instead they try Provençal dishes." He sounds a bit like he's just discovered a rich vein of gold he hopes to be able to mine for some time to come. A strategy paper notes that the manner in which the tourists are welcomed and treated is vital and must be done in a "Chinese-friendly" way.  
Travel Has Become Almost a Human Right



There are many reasons a place attracts tourists -- it might be the sun, the beach or the sights. Or perhaps just lavender and a Chinese television series. But why would someone who lives in faraway Riyadh, Abu Dhabi or Doha come to an Austrian village of just 10,000 inhabitants?

In a word: the weather. In summer, the maximum temperatures in Zell am See, a lakeside town in the Alps of western Austria, are usually just over 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit). In Riyadh, temperatures can often be over 40 degrees. Pleasant temperatures, water for swimming and snow in the mountains are all draws for tourists. And who wouldn't prefer to cool off rather than sizzle?

In the city center, some restaurants have adapted by focusing more on these guests, offering menus in Arabic, pita bread and halal meat. Down at the lake, on the esplanade behind the Grand Hotel, crowds of largely Arabic tourists sit, enjoying their holiday.

Nadine Scharfenort is a geographer at the University of Passau in Germany. She has just completed a postdoctoral thesis called "The Conflict Potential of Arabic Tourism in Zell am See-Kaprun." Scharfenort says that local residents are highly ambivalent about the presence of these tourists. Some are open-minded, stressing the positive aspects, like the fact that these tourists don't drink alcohol. But others are bothered by headscarves and have general reservations about Arabs.

In the evening, as dusk settles over the lake, it starts to rain. The European tourists rush under the canopies and awnings of the adjacent hotels and restaurants. In front of the Grand Hotel, though, two small girls merrily jump into the puddles. For them, the rain is a highlight of their holiday.

The travel industry is probably the most important economic sector in the world. It's far larger than the oil industry or the automotive industry and has an estimated turnover of 7 trillion euros a year, about 10 percent of global economic output. In addition to direct revenues, this staggering sum also includes related business sectors such as the hotel trade or the transport industry with all its aircraft, cruise ships and buses. It also includes souvenir shops and travel agencies.

In Spain, popular among holiday-makers, the travel industry accounts for fully 14.9 percent of the country's gross domestic product. And in many nations -- Greece, Portugal, Spain, France and the Czech Republic, for example -- the number of people entering the country exceeds the number of inhabitants. This creates jobs and modest prosperity, but it also establishes a certain dependency, which can also be dangerous if, as seen in Turkey and Egypt in recent years, there is a sudden massive plunge in the number of travelers.

Tourists, though, have begun returning to both countries. After all, when it comes to vacation, we tend to ignore potential terrorist threats or human rights violations -- as long as the price is right and the weather is nice.

Cheap, Cheaper, Cheapest

Affordability is the main thing -- and travel has indeed gotten much cheaper thanks to the internet. Travel portals like Expedia, Trivago and Booking.com have edged out established travel agencies and even pose a threat to major European travel companies like TUI or Thomas Cook, which previously dominated the package travel market. Such websites constantly offer flights and overnight stays at bargain prices.

In contrast to holiday providers from the era of package tours featured in catalogs, these digital competitors don't operate their own hotels and they don't own airplanes, cruise ships, travel agencies or other things with expensive overhead costs. Their money is earned solely by brokering services provided by others. They can literally control prices in real time on their platforms and they constantly optimize their algorithms to generate revenues. They collect targeted data on customer preferences and are now even able to create tailor-made offerings on the fly.

This system, of course, wouldn't work without budget airlines, and without the internet, airlines such as Ryanair or EasyJet would not have become what they are today: the powerful drivers of the current tourism boom. Thirty years ago, they didn't even exist yet. Back then, Europe was still strictly regulated, with specific rules on which airline was allowed to fly to what destination. Each country had its own airline, and national airlines weren't allowed to service domestic routes in other European countries. Usually, there were also limits on the number of seats that could be offered on cross-border flights. The regulations were in place to protect the respective national airlines that were, almost without exception, state-owned.

Air traffic in Europe only gradually began opening up in 1987. Irish budget pioneer Ryanair, in particular, benefited from market liberalization, because it made excessive use of the new freedoms in air transportation. And because it was more consistent -- and brutal -- than any other company when it came to low costs. Budget carriers in Germany and Europe have a 30-percent market share today, a figure that is still growing.

Thanks to low ticket prices, travel has almost become a universal right, just like buying cheap T-shirts or shopping at a discount supermarket like Aldi or Lidl. This has also meant that a weekend trip to Berlin or Barcelona was suddenly seen as a viable alternative to an excursion to the local lake -- with dramatic consequences for the places and cities that were being visited. Barcelona, for example, has gone from being an insider tip to a mass destination, and budget airlines now have a market share of almost 70 percent in the city. At Berlin's Schönefeld Airport, budget carriers are responsible for almost 90 percent of all arrivals and departures. In the past 10 years alone, the number of passengers at the airport has more than doubled, from around six million to almost 13 million travelers.

This has helped transform the German capital city into one of the most popular destinations for overnight stays in Europe after London and Paris. During the evenings and on weekends, hundreds of young people from all over Europe can be seen partying across Berlin's central Mitte district. Although they don't leave a lot of money behind when they leave the city, they do leave tons of trash and empty beer and liquor bottles.

For years it looked as if the two systems, traditional hub-and-spoke airlines and budget airlines, could continue to grow side by side uninhibited. But this summer, the model seemed to hit its limits for the first time. Flight cancellations, delays and re-bookings have become the order of the day. According to the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), delays in air traffic in Europe alone increased by 133 percent during the first half of the year. Some airports, such as those in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Berlin, are now asking travelers to arrive at the airport up to three hours before takeoff so that they can cope with the masses.

The chaos at the airports began with Air Berlin's bankruptcy last year. Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings, but also some of its competitors, secured some of the route rights without having the corresponding aircraft and crews. Demand also rose more strongly than expected. While just under 104 million guests took off from German airports in 2014, this figure had risen to over 117 million by 2017. Foreign passengers are also increasingly using German airports to catch their flights or as hubs for connecting flights.

The already heavily loaded system isn't designed for such a boom. And it's unlikely that the situation will change anytime soon. European air traffic controller Eurocontrol even expects the number of flights departing up to two hours late to increase sevenfold by 2040.

The rising stress associated with travel, however, is not enough to deter tourists. Sociologist Paolo Giuntarelli thinks he knows why: "Mass tourism is a phenomenon of our post-materialistic society. Possessions are no longer a priority -- we just want to be entertained," he says.

A City Overrun

Giuntarelli is the head of tourism for the Lazio region, with offices located in the capital city of Rome. He's here to hold down the fort, with many Romans having fled to the countryside in the height of the summer. It is too hot for them in the city.

But the high temperatures don't appear to have deterred visitors to Rome.

There are weeks when the Italian capital is literally overrun -- like at the end of July, when 60,000 altar boys and girls from all over Europe invaded the city, including 50,000 from Germany. The motto of the pilgrimage was: "Seek peace and pursue it!" Above all, though, it was the sights that they pursued.

On Tuesday night, they visited the pope. When their audience ended at around 8 p.m., St. Peter's Square was littered with plastic bottles, lyrics to hymns, Haribo bags and banana peels. The situation was similar at Pius XII Square, located just before it. The garbage bags on the side of the street had long since overflowed or burst. Even the pious produce refuse.

Rome is all about long nights on the piazza, with pasta, red wine and jovial singing. Late at night, though, tourists are no longer allowed to drink alcohol on the streets of Rome, with Mayor Virginia Raggi having decreed in 2017 that the ban would be imposed each year between July and October.

Rome needs tourists -- but it also needs to rein them in. This is most evident at the Trevi Fountain, where the first visitors start showing up early in the morning. Police stand guard around the clock so that nobody misbehaves. If someone holds their foot too close to the water, a carabinieri blows his whistle -- and those who dare to jump into the fountain face a fine of up to 450 euros under rules imposed last year by the mayor.

As a source of revenue, though, the visitors are highly welcome. Many throw coins over their shoulders into the fountain, because they believe it means they will return to Rome. Municipal workers regularly vacuum the coins out of the fountain, adding up to 1 million euros a year, which are donated to Rome's Catholic charity Caritas.

Marco D'Eramo lives right next door to Rome's Colosseum. He can monitor the daily growth of tourism right outside the front door of his seven-story building. Until about 15 years ago, all of his neighbors were Italian, but now 12 of the 40 units are holiday rentals.

Not long ago, D'Eramo set out to write down what was happening around him. But he quickly realized that there was much more to the story. So he wrote a book called "The World in a Selfie," which provides a thorough description of what he calls the "tourist era."

He believes the transformation of entire cities due to tourism follows a simple economic logic: The needs of the locals do not correspond with the needs of the tourists. Whereas a local resident might need a cobbler, the tourist wants a snack. With the rise of tourism, craftsman establishments are being transformed into fast food outlets -- and the neighbor with worn-out shoes ultimately loses out.

The transformation of an entire city happens very fast, d'Eramo has observed. If the Lonely Planet guide reports on a market, where "the locals do their shopping," more and more tourists flood the place. "At first it still looks authentic. But increasingly, items are sold that are of interest for tourists. And before long, the insider tip has become a purely tourist market."

In 2017, 14.7 million visitors poured through Rome's alleyways, representing one quarter of all visitors to Italy. Overnight visitors stayed an average of 2.5 days, much like in other major European cities.

Travelers rarely end up in the surrounding areas, in Frascati, Tivoli or other parts of the region, known as Latium. Giuntarelli, Rome's chief tourism official, would like to redirect them to the smaller towns and cities in the region, where they could experience the Italian way of life, "good food, good wine." Or follow the Way of St. Francis pilgrimage trail, which runs through Latium.

Giuntarelli extols the virtues of Latium in newspaper and radio ads and distributes pamphlets at tourism expos. One of them advertises Latium as a great site for a wedding, another presents Latium's thermal baths. Giuntarelli also wants to make the region known as a golf destination. "We're working on it," he says.

Little Money, But Lots of Garbage

Because Latium isn't alone in its problems, the region has teamed up with NecsTour, a network of 37 European regions that have committed themselves to sustainable tourism, a form of travel that satisfies economies and vacationers without harming the environment.

In other words, the opposite of cruise ships. "That is not the tourism that we want to support," says Giuntarelli.

The gigantic ships belch massive amounts of pollution into the air and contribute little to regional trade or the local hospitality industries. Their passengers are only in the city for a few hours, they spend their nights on board and often eat food they bring with them when they go on land. They leave behind little money, but lots of garbage. "Cruise ship tourism is good," says Giuntarelli with a resigned smile, "for the cruise ship operators."

In Dubrovnik, Croatia, cruise ship passengers only spend an average of 24 euros per day compared to an average of 160 euros per day spent by other visitors. The city is suffering more than most from the onslaught of the tourists. Since its picturesque Old Town became the backdrop for the fantasy saga "Game of Thrones," the number of visitors has risen dramatically. Each year, 800,000 people arrive on cruise ships alone.

Dubrovnik has 42,000 inhabitants -- and most of them prefer to stay home when the cruise ships arrive. But because not only the residents, but also the medieval city structures themselves, are suffering, the number of visitors is to be reduced to 8,000 people per day. Otherwise, UNESCO has threatened to strip the city of its status as a World Heritage site.

"A new approach is now being considered -- one that moves away from the one-sided thinking about growth that has characterized tourism policy in most cities so far," says urban planner Johannes Novy, who is currently researching urban development and tourism at London's Westminster University. He says that for too long, the question was: How do we lure more tourists to a city? "It was not about other goals, including the question of how one could work to counter the negative consequences." Novy says that tourism itself isn't always the problem, but certain aspects of it -- "for example, the party tourism that is pervasive in many cities, or the longtime unrestrained boom in holiday rentals."

Increasingly, he says, those in positions of responsibility have begun trying to combat the "growing pains" associated with the travel boom, as Novy calls it. They want to redirect the streams of tourists, as officials in Rome are trying to do, or even to limit them, as Dubrovnik is doing. Barcelona is no longer approving new hotels, Paris has strictly regulated Airbnb and other apartment-rental platforms and Palma de Mallorca has even completely banned the renting of holiday apartments on the platform. But no other city is taking measures as rigorously as Amsterdam.

The Last Resort

But still they exist, the cities and regions that welcome the tourists who are no longer as welcome elsewhere, where nobody gets worked up about constant parties and binge drinking rituals.

Daniel Stefanov is standing on a podium, squeezed between a street and the beach, where he watches the crowd as it sinks into the foam. His helpers have placed two foam cannons by the dance floor at the Megapark Dolphin, a giant, insane party venue that Stefanov has created with his business partners at Golden Sands, Bulgaria. From one cannon, the foam is spraying like raw cake batter onto the partying vacationers, while fine soap clouds are raining out of the other one. The crowd, standing in knee-deep foam, cheers.

Stefanov has come one step closer to fulfilling his goal: that of turning Golden Sands into a regular destination for partying German tourists, an alternative to El Arenal and Playa de Palma.

Fifteen years ago, Stefanov and his partner Sava Daritkov, 44, opened the outdoor nightclub Megapark Dolphin in Slatni Pjasazi, a vacation spot on the Black Sea. The club is filled with swimming pools and an adjacent dance floor. Eight years ago, they added the "partystadl," or "party city," where German pop music is played and a half-liter of beer costs the equivalent of 2 euros.

Stefanov and Daritkov have invested a lot into their dream. They imported hefeweizen wheat beer from Germany and hired singers who otherwise performed at establishments in Mallorca that are popular among German party tourists. And they began organizing foam parties. For 20 euros cover, visitors can drink the cocktails of their choice for an hour and get covered in foam, every Tuesday and Saturday.

This season has proven more successful than any that has come before. First came the wave of high-school graduates coming from Germany in the early summer. They were followed by football and bowling clubs. Their guests tend to be men and women in their early and mid-20s who only need three things for a successful vacation: "sun, sand and suds." The trend is likely to continue until late September, Daritkov says. And there is one more thing he really wants to say: "We're pleased about all the visitors."

It's a sentence that has taken on a new meaning in an age when tourists partying to excess with buckets of cheap sangria are no longer welcome in many places. Mallorca no longer wants to be a party island and has even banned nighttime binge drinking and sex on the beach. Golden Sands, the message seems to be, isn't only cheap, but the party isn't over.

Niklas, Marvin and Marcel are standing at the bar at Megapark Dolphin holding a glass of vodka with peach, wearing bright green vests with the motto of their previous trip, an excursion last year to Mallorca: "Malle 2017. Buckets for everyone." They were there with about a dozen friends. The new rules on Mallorca, says Niklas, a 24-year-old car mechatronics technician, are the reason they decided to come to Bulgaria. He says they had witnessed in El Arenal how Spanish police arrived with three cars when a bucket of sangria was spotted on the beach despite the ban. They thought the reaction was a bit over the top.

The situation is altogether different at Golden Sands. There are no residents here to complain about the ruckus. 

By Dinah Deckstein, Lothar Gorris, Sebastian Hammelehle, Nils Klawitter, Alexander Kühn, Armin Mahler, Martin U. Müller, Ann-Kathrin Nezik, Raniah Salloum and Robin Wille
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          Ξεκινά ο Διαγωνισμός «Start Haifa 2018» για Νεοφυείς Επιχειρήσεις στην Ελλάδα      Cache   Translate Page      

Η Πρεσβεία του Ισραήλ και το MIT Enterprise Forum Greece συνδιοργανώνουν τον διαγωνισμό «Start Haifa 2018» για εκπροσώπους ελληνικών νεοφυών επιχειρήσεων στο χώρο της

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          Αμετάβλητα διατηρεί τα επιτόκια και την πολιτική της η ΕΚΤ      Cache   Translate Page      

Η Ευρωπαϊκή Κεντρική Τράπεζα (ΕΚΤ) διατήρησε σήμερα αμετάβλητη την πολιτική της, όπως αναμενόταν, ανακοινώνοντας μια ανεπαίσθητη αλλαγή στην κατεύθυνση πολιτικής της (guidance) να

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          Η Volkswagen ρίχνει πάνω από 20 δισ. ευρώ για την παραγωγή νέων ηλεκτροκίνητων αυτοκινήτων      Cache   Translate Page      

Ο όμιλος Volkswagen βάσει του αρχικού προγραμματισμού του σχεδιάζει να βγάλει στην παραγωγή για κάθε μοντέλο και μια ηλεκτροκίνητη έκδοση. Σύμφωνα με το πλάνο της εταιρείας, αναμένεται

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          Landslide at famed Greek ‘shipwreck’ beach injures woman      Cache   Translate Page      
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have sent fire department rescue crews accompanied by a sniffer dog to a popular secluded beach on the western island of Zakynthos after a landslide Thursday in the cove caused at least one injury. Local media said witnesses reported that a large rock in...
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          Redesign Logo for food company      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Greece, US Discuss Creation of Air Base on Karpathos - Reports      Cache   Translate Page      
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Greece and the United States are discussing the establishment of another US military base on Greek territory, specifically plans to deploy US Patriot air defense missile systems and F-22 Raptor fighters to the island of Karpathos, the Wall Street Journal newspaper reported on Thursday.
          Greek Military Drone Crashes Near Northern City of Komotini - Army      Cache   Translate Page      
A SAGEM Sperwer reconnaissance UAV crashed on Thursday not far from the airport in the city of Komotini in the north-eastern part of Greece, the Hellenic Army's General Headquarters said.
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Συμβαίνει και αυτό στην Ελλάδα του 2018. Ο Δήμος Αγίων Αναργύρων, μίσθωσε μια καφετέρια στο Καματερό προκειμένου να φιλοξενήσει 32 παιδιά νηπιαγωγείου λόγω έλλειψης χώρου στο 1ο νηπιαγωγείο της περιοχής.
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          Europe Forecast: Some showers - Very warm in the south, Sep 13 - 10:13      Cache   Translate Page      

High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


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          Egypt, Pakistan's naval forces conduct drills in Mediterranean Sea      Cache   Translate Page      

Cairo, Sep 13 (IANS) Egyptian and Pakistani naval forces conducted drills in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday.

"The drills meant to exchange expertise in order to promote maritime security and stability in the region," Egyptian armed forces said in a statement cited by Xinhua news agency.

The giant Pakistani military ship "SAIF PNS" along with the Egyptian naval ships conducted exercises including inspection of ships and exchange of helicopter takeoff and landing, it added.

Egypt also started joint military exercise with the US known as "the Bright Star" last week at a military base in its Alexandria province.

The military manoeuvres that started from September 8 and will go on till September 20, include land, naval and air forces from Egypt, the US, Britain, France, Italy, Greece, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, in addition to other 16 states that participate as observers.

--IANS

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          Στις κάλπες δικαστές και εισαγγελείς το Σαββατοκύριακο - Η Καθημερινή      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Small Hotel in OIA Castle / Kapsimalis Architects      Cache   Translate Page      
© Giorgos Sfakianakis Architects: Kapsimalis Architects Location: Oia, Greece Lead Architects: Kapsimalis Architects Area: 220.0 m2 Project...
          Η πιο «νόστιμη» ιστορία ανταγωνισμού ξεκινά με το «Bake Off Greece»      Cache   Translate Page      
Οι φούρνοι ανάβουν. Οι ζύμες φουσκώνουν. Οι πάγκοι γεμίζουν γλυκά. Το «Bake Off Greece» ξεκινά να γράφει την πιο «νόστιμη» ιστορία ανταγωνισμού… Την Κυριακή 23 Σεπτεμβρίου, στις 21:00, η Ιωάννα Τριανταφυλλίδου υποδέχεται 18 ερασιτέχνες ζαχαροπλάστες που παίζουν τη ζύμη στα δάχτυλα και δεν διστάζουν να βρεθούν αντιμέτωποι με τους κριτές. Ο Άκης Πετρετζίκης, o Νικόλας […]
          Watch: Tourists injured in rockfall at pristine beach in Greece      Cache   Translate Page      

At least seven people were injured in Greece on Thursday in a rockfall at the popular Navagio beach in the island of Zakynthos, Greek authorities said. Their injuries were not life-threatening, fire brigade and coast guard officials said. There were no people missing but authorities had air and sea assets in the area and were conducting a search as a precaution, in case people were trapped under the rocks, one official said. "So far, we haven't found any trapped people but we will continue searching," a fire brigade official said. One of the Ionian island's main attractions, Navagio has a shipwreck on the shore and is surrounded by steep cliffs. It can only be reached by boat. Video footage uploaded on the website of Greek newspaper Proto Thema showed bathers running in panic as a large part of a cliff peeled off the rockwall and tumbled down at a point close to the sandy shore. A couple of small vessels overturned from the force of the fall that caused high waves, witnesses told authorities. A Czech woman suffered back injuries and was transferred to hospital, a coast official said. Another six people, inluding two children, had received treatment for minor injuries, a...
          Watch: Tourists injured in rockfall at pristine beach in Greece      Cache   Translate Page      
At least seven people were injured in Greece on Thursday in a rockfall at the popular Navagio beach in the island of Zakynthos, Greek authorities said. Their injuries were not life-threatening, fire brigade and coast guard officials said. There were no people missing but authorities had air and sea assets in the area and were conducting a search as a precaution, in case people were trapped under the rocks, one official said. "So far, we haven't found any trapped people but we will continue searching," a fire brigade official said. One of the Ionian island's main attractions, Navagio has a shipwreck on the shore and is surrounded by steep cliffs. It can only be reached by boat. Video footage uploaded on the website of Greek newspaper Proto Thema showed bathers running in panic as a large part of a cliff peeled off the rockwall and tumbled down at a point close to the sandy shore. A couple of small vessels overturned from the force of the fall that caused high waves, witnesses told authorities. A Czech woman suffered back injuries and was transferred to hospital, a coast official said. Another six people, inluding two children, had received treatment for minor injuries, a...
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          Aria Hotels Expands into Spain      Cache   Translate Page      

ATHENS, Greece, September 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mediterranean hotel and villas brand brings philosophy of authentic hospitality at 'secret hideaways' to Spain Aria Hotels (www.ariahotels.gr), the renowned collection of boutique hotels and holiday residences around Greece, has announced ...


          Airbnb: Δωρεάν διαμονή στους πληγέντες από τον φονικό τυφώνα στις ΗΠΑ - [Fortunegreece.com]      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Italy's Macroeconomic Problems Cannot Be Remedied By Issuing a Domestic Quasi-Money      Cache   Translate Page      

The Italian general elections of March 4, 2018 have produced an improbable coalition government between two upstart populist parties: left-Eurosceptic-nationalist Movimento 5 Stelle (Five Star Movement) and the right-Eurosceptic-nationalist Lega (League). The coalition partners agree on greater public spending and, at the same time, on tax cuts that would reduce revenue. How then to pay for the additional spending? Italy is already highly indebted. Its public debt stands at 133 percent of GDP, highest in the Eurozone apart from Greece, and well above the EU’s average of 87 percent. Its sovereign bonds carry a high default risk premium. Today, the yield on Italian 10-year bonds stands at 291 basis points above the yield on 10-year German bunds, up from a spread in the 130-40 range during the months before the election.

If tax revenue and debt cannot practically be increased, the remaining fiscal option—for a country with its own fiat currency—is printing base money. But Italy is part of the Eurozone, and only the ECB can create base-money euros. A group of four Italian economists (Biagio Bossone, Marco Cattaneo, Massimo Costa, and Stefano Sylos Labini), correctly noting that “budget constraints and a lack of monetary sovereignty have tied policymakers’ hands,” and regarding this as a bad thing, have proposed in a series of publications that Italy should introduce a new domestic quasi-money, a kind of parallel currency that they call “fiscal money.” Similar proposals have been made by Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek finance minister, and by Joseph Stiglitz, the prominent American economist. Italy’s coalition government is reportedly considering these proposals seriously.

Under the Bossone et al. proposal, the Italian government would issue euro-denominated bearer “tax rebate certificates” (TRCs). The government would pledge to accept these at face value in “future payments to the state (taxes, duties, social contributions, and so forth).” The certificates in that sense would be “redeemable at a later date – say, two years after issuance.” If non-interest-bearing, they would trade at a discounted value. But if interest were paid to keep the certificates always at par, and the payment system accordingly accepted them as the equivalent of base-money euros, the certificates would be additional spendable money in the public’s hands. “As a result,” they argue, “Italy’s output gap — that is, the difference between potential and actual GDP — would close.” Thus they claim that “properly designed, such a system could substantially boost economic output and public revenues at little to no cost.”

Remarkable claims. Bossone et al. have recently argued that their “fiscal money” program would not violate ECB rules. But there is a more basic question: would it actually work to boost real GDP sustainably by shrinking unemployment and excess capacity? On critical examination, the answer is no. The proposal is based on wishful thinking.

To provide empirical context, note that estimated slack in the Italian economy is already shrinking. The OECD estimate of Italy’s output gap (the percentage by which real GDP falls short of estimated full-employment or “potential” GDP) was large—greater than 5 percent—for 2014, the year when Bossone et al. first floated their proposal. Among the major Eurozone economies, only Greece, Spain, and Portugal had larger gaps; France had a gap half as large, while Germany was above its estimated potential GDP. For 2018, however, Italy’s estimated output gap is under 0.5 percent. For 2019 the OECD projects that actual GDP will exceed full-employment GDP.

Theoretically (as famously argued by Leland Yeager and by Robert Clower and Axel Leijonhufvud), in a world of sticky prices and wages a depressed level of real output can be due to an unsatisfied excess demand for money, which logically corresponds to an aggregate excess supply (unsold inventories) of other goods including labor. People building up their real money balances will do so by buying fewer goods at current prices and offering more labor at current wages. But is that the cause depressed output in Italy today? Yeager’s “cash-balance interpretation of depression” assumes an economy with its own money, domestically fixed in quantity, so that an excess demand for money can be satisfied only by a drawn-out process of falling prices and wages that raises real balances.

But Italy today does not have its own money. It is a part of a much larger monetary area, the Eurozone. (For one indication of Italy’s share of the euro economy, Italian banks hold 14.7% of euro deposits.) The European Central Bank through tight monetary policy can create an excess demand for money in the entire Eurozone, in which case Italy suffers equally with other Eurozone countries, but it cannot create an excess demand for money specifically in Italy. A specifically Italian excess demand for money can arise if Italians increase their demand for money balances relative to other Eurozone residents, but in that case euros can and will flow in from the rest of the Eurozone (corresponding to Italians more eagerly selling goods or borrowing) to satisfy that demand.

Because Italy’s small output gap in 2018 therefore cannot be plausibly attributed to an unsatisfied excess demand for money, an expansion of the domestic money stock through the creation of “fiscal money” is not an appropriate remedy.

If not due to an excess demand for money, what is the cause of Italy’s lingering output gap? I don’t know, but I would look for real factors. Likely candidates are labor-market inflexibility in the face of real shocks, and the reluctance of investors to put financial or real capital into a country with serious fiscal problems (hence a serious risk of new taxes or higher tax rates soon) and a non-negligible threat of leaving the euro.

The flip side of flowing into Italy from the rest of the Eurozone, to satisfy Italian money demand, is that any excess money in Italy will flow out.  If Italians already hold the quantity of euro balances they desire, then the creation of “fiscal money” would not increase Italy’s money stock except transitorily. Supposing that Italians treat new “fiscal money” as the domestic equivalent of euros, the addition to their money balances would result in holdings greater than desired at current euro prices and interest rates. In restoring their desired portfolio shares (spending off excess balances) they would send euros abroad (by assumption, the domestic quasi-money would not be accepted abroad) in purchases of imported goods and financial assets.

It isn’t clear, however, that the public would actually regard “fiscal money” as the equivalent of base-money euros added to the circulation. Unlike fiat base money, TRCs are not a net asset. They come with corresponding debts, the government’s obligation to accept them in lieu of euros for taxes (say) two years after issue. There is no reason for taxpayers to think themselves richer for having more TRCs in their wallets given that they will need to pay future taxes (equivalent in present value) to service and retire them.


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          Event Update For 2018-09-11      Cache   Translate Page      




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The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




Category: Variety Pack

2018-09-11 - Landfill fire breaks out on the outskirts of Gloucester (Britain):
http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/massive-fire-landfill-site-sends-1990769

2018-09-11 - More than 30 vehicles destroyed or damaged by fire while parked in parking garage in Lincoln (Nebraska):
http://kwbe.com/local-news/over-30-cars-damaged-in-unl-parking-garage-fire/
http://www.ketv.com/article/fire-causes-damage-to-more-than-30-vehicles-in-lincoln-parking-garage/23089080
http://www.1011now.com/content/news/Crews-respond-to-fire-in-downtown-Lincoln-parking-garage-492949911.html
http://journalstar.com/news/local/911/up-to-vehicles-damaged-in-fire-at-unl-parking-garage/article_44040a2c-1796-57eb-b2fa-58dffd3bec61.html
http://www.kibz.com/fire-at-unl-parking-garage-leaves-behind-damaged-vehicles/
http://www.facebook.com/ketv7/videos/424384474752547/
http://twitter.com/KETV/status/1039702844826431488

Quote: "A fire in the engine compartment of a 1991 Pontiac Grand Prix caused damage to more than 30 vehicles in a parking garage, Lincoln police said. The fire caused extensive damage to three vehicles and further damage to up to 30 vehicles on the third floor of the garage near 14th and Avery on Tuesday morning."

2018-09-11 - Indonesian Dagger-class fast missile ship 'KRI Rencong-622' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Sorong (Indonesia):
http://www.defenseworld.net/news/23330/Indonesian_Navy___s_Missile_Boat_Sinks_after_Catching_Fire
http://www.janes.com/article/82914/indonesia-loses-dagger-class-attack-craft-in-shipboard-fire
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/09/11/indonesian-fast-missile-boat-kri-rencong-622-catches-fire-in-papua-waters.html
http://twitter.com/AsiaMTI/status/1039612041378447360

Quote: "An Indonesian Navy official confirmed that the fast missile boat KRI Rencong-622 caught fire while patrolling the waters of Sorong, West Papua, around 20 miles from the harbor of Navy Command III in Sorong. The vessel sank on Tuesday afternoon."

2018-09-11 - Fishing ship 'Langenes' bursts into flame near coastal Rogaland (Norway), most of the crew evacuated:
http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ships/Langenes-8520795.html
http://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2018/23597/norwegian-trawler-fire-14-evacuated-6-remain-board/
http://www.seanews.com.tr/crew-partially-evacuated-after-engine-room-fire/179561/
http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/09/11/norwegian-trawler-on-fire-14-evacuated-6-remain-on-board-north-sea/

Quote: "On Sep 11, 2018, the 'Langenes' caught fire 75 miles off the Rogaland coast. The JRCCC was notified at 3.03 p.m. 15 of the 20 crew members were evacuated by a rescue helicopter and a supply vessel. They were flown to Stavanger Airport at 4.45 p.m.."

Note: These are the 841st and 842nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-11 - Service truck bursts into flame while parked at hotel, fire spreads to 2 more vehicles, in Huntsville (Texas):
http://www.itemonline.com/news/local_news/truck-fire-damages-several-vehicles-in-hotel-parking-lot/article_945ede65-d0bf-5078-8490-b257ec7b6dc0.html
http://www.itemonline.com/multimedia/vehicle-fire-at-hampton-inn/video_e6c86890-b643-11e8-8207-1b7d2093abb0.html

Quote: "According to authorities, the fire started from the front of a service truck at around 7:45 p.m. When fire crews arrived the fire had spread to two other vehicles parked beside the service truck, with all three full engulfed."

2018-09-11 - Two beachfront homes destroyed by fire before 2:30 AM on coastal Vashon Island (Washington):
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/fire-on-vashon-island-destroys-two-homes-before-being-put-out/
http://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/news/overnight-fire-claims-two-homes-on-the-west-side/
http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/multiple-homes-burning-on-vashon-island/831349923
http://q13fox.com/2018/09/11/fire-burns-2-waterfront-homes-on-vashon-island/
http://mynorthwest.com/1108997/multiple-homes-burn-on-vashon-island/

2018-09-11 - Paul Beckwith on the consequences of a blue ocean event:
http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2018/09/blue-ocean-event.html

2018-09-11 - Global hunger levels rising due to extreme weather, UN warns:
http://www.fasterthanexpected.com/2018/09/11/global-hunger-levels-rising-due-to-extreme-weather-un-warns/
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/11/global-hunger-levels-rising-due-to-extreme-weather-un-warns

Note: Never fear, the US Army has already trained on how to handle the coming food riots. The strategy they trained for did seem to be somewhat bullet-oriented though...




2018-09-11 - Wildfire breaks out near Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Suisun City (California):
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/09/11/four-alarm-wildfire-burning-near-gizzly-island-in-suisun-city/
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Firefighters-Battling-Brush-Fire-in-Suisun-City-492984881.html
http://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/11/four-alarm-wildfire-burning-near-gizzly-island-in-suisun-city/
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/09/11/brush-fire-burns-near-homes-in-suisun-city/

2018-09-11 - Wildfire grows to 53,837 acres along I-5 near Lakehead (California):
http://krcrtv.com/news/shasta-county/delta-fire-tuesday-september-11-remains-5-percent-contained-53311-acres-burned

2018-09-11 - Wildfire breaks out near Seaman Reservoir in Larimer County (Colorado):
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/09/11/fire-seaman-reservoir-fort-collins/
http://www.9news.com/article/news/local/smoke-visible-in-fort-collins-from-fire-burning-near-seaman-reservoir/73-593181540
http://denver.cbslocal.com/video/3933118-fire-flares-up-near-seaman-reservoir/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBggYP7TIzM

2018-09-11 - Wildfire breaks out near Derby Dam east of Sparks (Nevada):
http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Brush-fire-shuts-down-I-80-westbound-near-Derby-Dam-492969941.html
http://www.ktvn.com/story/39069075/fire-on-i80-near-derby-dam-causes-closures

2018-09-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-5 near Pyramid Lake (California):
http://signalscv.com/2018/09/big-rig-fire-sparks-brush-fire-near-pyramid-lake/
http://www.turnto23.com/news/state/big-rig-fire-on-i-5-near-pyramid-lake-affecting-traffic
http://twitter.com/23ABCNews/status/1039638948044103683

2018-09-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-275 near Livonia (Michigan):
http://www.wxyz.com/news/semi-truck-fire-closes-lanes-on-southbound-i-275-past-7-mile
http://wwjnewsradio.radio.com/articles/i-275-still-blocked-after-semi-hauling-batteries-catches-fire
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2018/09/12/275-livonia-closed-hazmat-batteries/1277351002/
http://livoniafirefighters.com/?zone=/unionactive/view_article.cfm&HomeID=725324

2018-09-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6 AM on the Indiana Toll Road near Middlebury (Indiana):
http://www.abc57.com/news/semi-trailer-catches-fire-on-indiana-toll-road

2018-09-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near Pine Bluffs (Wyoming):
http://www.pinebluffspost.com/story/2018/09/13/news/fire-closes-i-80-monday/6773.html

2018-09-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Churchill Road in Wisbech (Britain):
http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/wisbech-lorry-fire-under-control-1-5689693
http://www.klfm967.co.uk/news/klfm-news/2682049/update-lorry-bursts-into-flames-in-wisbech/
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/long-delays-after-lorry-catches-fire-in-wisbech-1-8630908

2018-09-11 - Tractor bursts into flame on the A382 in Bovey Tracey (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49572&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

Note: These are the 1978th, 1979th, 1980th, 1981st, 1982nd and 1983rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-11 - Dump truck bursts into flame near East 51st Street and South Lewis Avenue in Tulsa (Oklahoma):
http://www.newson6.com/story/39068823/truck-catches-fire-near-tulsa-highway
http://ktul.com/news/local/tfd-working-to-put-out-a-dump-truck-fire
http://www.fox23.com/news/firefighters-responding-to-truck-fire-in-midtown-tulsa/831411651
http://www.krmg.com/news/local/firefighters-respond-truck-fire-midtown-tulsa/1kIMZgjsQrnaZOlr7ty1LL/
http://www.facebook.com/fox23news/videos/424489838076528/

2018-09-11 - Truck bursts into flame on Churchill Road in Wisbech (Britain):
http://www.cambsfire.gov.uk/news-and-incidents/lorry-fire-wisbech-5674.aspx

2018-09-11 - Campervan, pallets and tires go up in flames at business on Neptune Street in Burnley (Britain):
http://www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk/commercial-fire-in-burnley/
http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/camper-van-on-fire-in-burnley-commercial-yard-1-9346126

2018-09-11 - Van bursts into flame while parked on Prospect Place in Bristol (Britain):
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/van-catches-fire-middle-busy-1993223
http://www.newslocker.com/en-uk/region/bristol/van-catches-fire-in-the-middle-of-busy-bristol-street/

2018-09-11 - Van bursts into flame on Hodge Lane in Uppertown (Britain):
http://www.matlockmercury.co.uk/news/firefighters-mobilised-to-van-fire-near-matlock-1-9343293
http://www.matlockmercury.co.uk/news/firefighters-mobilised-to-van-fire-near-matlock-1-9343293/amp

2018-09-11 - Two SUVs and motorcycle destroyed by fire while parked in parking lot in Coldwater (Michigan):
http://wtvbam.com/news/articles/2018/sep/12/motorcycle-and-two-suvs-destroyed-by-fire/

2018-09-11 - SUV bursts into flame at intersection in Tyler (Texas):
http://www.kltv.com/story/39071625/emergency-crews-respond-to-vehicle-fire-in-tyler
http://www.newschannel10.com/story/39071625/emergency-crews-respond-to-vehicle-fire-in-tyler
http://www.ktre.com/story/39071625/emergency-crews-respond-to-vehicle-fire-in-tyler
http://www.newswest9.com/story/39071625/emergency-crews-respond-to-vehicle-fire-in-tyler
http://www.kxxv.com/story/39071625/emergency-crews-respond-to-vehicle-fire-in-tyler

2018-09-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in coastal Mobile (Alabama):
http://www.wkrg.com/news/car-fire-spreads-to-house_20180911221554/1435079430
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4kWiBVWaBk

2018-09-11 - Car bursts into flame on Eldon Road in Appomattox (Virginia):
http://www.timesvirginian.com/news/article_ad152168-b631-11e8-8faa-4b6c921bd548.html

2018-09-11 - Car bursts into flame on I-90 near Albany (New York):
http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Vehicle-fire-causes-traffic-delays-on-Interstate-13221657.php
http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/car-catches-fire-on-i-90

2018-09-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked at the Peterborough Memorial Centre in Peterborough (Canada):
http://globalnews.ca/news/4442636/peterborough-memorial-centre-parking-lot-truck-fire/

2018-09-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame near New Dorp High School on coastal Staten Island (New York):
http://www.silive.com/eastshore/index.ssf/2018/09/fdny_responds_to_report_of_veh.html

2018-09-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame on street in Mississauga (Canada):
http://www.insauga.com/crews-responding-to-vehicle-fire-in-mississauga

2018-09-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Friest Lane in Bicker (Britain):
http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/vehicle-fire-in-bicker-caused-by-electrical-fault-9044108/

2018-09-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame in Wigton (Britain):
http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/cumbriafire/recent-incidents/

Quote: "Vehicle Fire Wigton(Allerdale) 11 Sep 2018 At 19:01 Firefighters were called to a report of a vehicle fire in Wigton. The crew used 2 Firefighters in breathing apparatus and 2 hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. Crew were at the incident for 25 minutes."

2018-09-11 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at property in Pampa (Texas), 1 injured:
http://www.newschannel10.com/story/39071038/pampa-man-hospitalized-after-travel-trailer-fire

2018-09-11 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at property in Clarksburg (West Virginia):
http://www.wvnews.com/theet/news/clarksburg-fire-crews-extinguish-camper-fire/article_f3ca4df8-ba71-5624-b1a1-d9627681effe.html

2018-09-11 - Semi trailer bursts into flame while parked at home on South Dome Road in Golden Valley (Arizona):
http://kdminer.com/news/2018/sep/12/fire-burns-semi-trailer-south-dome-road/

2018-09-11 - Auto shop destroyed by fire at 12:46 AM in Portland (Oregon):
http://www.koin.com/news/local/multnomah-county/erick-s-auto-tech-near-total-loss-after-fire/1433641801
http://kval.com/news/local/crews-respond-to-southeast-portland-auto-shop-engulfed-in-flames
http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/405856-304056-two-alarm-blaze-burns-montavilla-auto-shop-
http://www.kptv.com/news/auto-shop-in-se-portland-a-near-total-loss-after/article_d780661e-b5b5-11e8-b4ff-eb4ce1a4ebcc.html
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/09/se_portland_auto_repair_shop_g.html

2018-09-11 - Barn, equipment and hay destroyed by fire in Fayette County (Iowa):
http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Authorities-say-Fayette-County-barn-fire-will-burn-for-days-492989511.html
http://www.kwwl.com/story/39070193/2018/09/11/fayette-county-barn-destroyed-in-early-morning-fire
http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/photos-hay-equipment-barn-destroyed-in-fayette-county-fire/article_1c69f212-d4be-55ea-ae20-826ba4a2282b.html
http://kmch.com/blog/2018/09/11/fire-destroys-fayette-county-barn/

2018-09-11 - Inside of tree ignites in Hawnby (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/north_yorks_fire_rescue_service_11th_september_2018

Quote: "1448hrs – Hawnby, Helmsley Helmsley crews were called to a fire in an old tree, in a field. Crews arrived to find a fire well alight inside a tree. A tree surgeon was requested to allow access to the inside of the tree. Crews damped down the tree and will return to reassess a later today."

2018-09-11 - Tree found smoldering at 6:50 AM in Parsonage Park in Handforth (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/smouldering-tree-in-a-park-in-handforth

Quote: "At around 6.50am firefighters were called to a report of a fire in Parsonage Park on Dean Road in Handforth. On arrival the crew discovered a tree smouldering in the park."

2018-09-11 - Vehicle batteries and pallets go up in flames at auto business in Brockton (Massachusetts):
http://www.enterprisenews.com/news/20180911/wooden-pallets-catch-fire-at-brockton-auto-junkyard
http://brockton.wickedlocal.com/news/20180911/wooden-pallets-catch-fire-at-brockton-auto-junkyard

Quote: "Fire officials reported vehicle batteries were on fire, which then caused wooden pallets to catch fire."

2018-09-11 - Logging and machinery business damaged by fire in Charles City County (Virginia):
http://www.nbc12.com/story/39066150/fire-crews-called-to-logging-machinery-business-fire/

2018-09-11 - Commercial building destroyed by fire before 5:30 AM at Sand Dunes Frontier tourist destination near Florence (Oregon):
http://thesiuslawnews.com/article/fire-consumes-building-at-sand-dunes-frontier
http://kval.com/news/local/fire-burns-building-at-sand-dunes-frontier-south-of-florence-on-hwy-101
http://www.registerguard.com/news/20180911/fire-in-florence-destroys-commercial-building-at-sand-dunes-frontier

2018-09-11 - Church destroyed by fire in Miami Gardens (Florida), near the coast:
http://www.local10.com/news/florida/miami-dade/fire-erupts-at-miami-gardens-church
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2018/09/11/miami-dade-fire-rescue-respond-to-2-alarm-fire-at-greater-new-bethel-baptist-church-in-miami-gardens/
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Crews-Respond-to-Church-on-Fire-in-Miami-Gardens-492977081.html
http://www.miamiherald.com/latest-news/article218241930.html

2018-09-11 - Secondary school heavily damaged by huge fire in coastal Dundee (Scotland):
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-45492102
http://www.andoveradvertiser.co.uk/news/national/16836497.major-fire-closes-dundee-secondary-school/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-6159605/Secondary-school-badly-damaged-fire-remain-closed-time.html
http://www.andoveradvertiser.co.uk/news/national/16837303.secondary-school-badly-damaged-by-fire-to-remain-closed-for-some-time/

2018-09-11 - Warehouse and other businesses destroyed by fire at midnight on Ashenheim Road in coastal St Andrew on the island of Jamaica:
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20180911/massive-fire-destroys-businesses-aong-ashenheim-road
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20180911/ashenheim-road-st-andrew-closed

2018-09-11 - Radio station destroyed by fire in Jinja (Uganda), near Lake Victoria:
http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1485507/destroys-radio-station-jinja

2018-09-11 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire in Desert Hot Springs (California):
http://www.kesq.com/news/three-displaced-by-fire-at-desert-hot-springs-mobile-home-park/793571675

2018-09-11 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire in Penfield (Illinois):
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-09-11/no-one-hurt-penfield-house-fire-causes-extensive-damage.html

2018-09-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Creek Road in coastal Keansburg (New Jersey), 1 injured:
http://www.app.com/story/news/local/emergencies/2018/09/12/man-burned-trying-put-out-fire-keansburg-home/1277551002/

2018-09-11 - Home destroyed by fire at Ocean Lakes Family Campground in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/article218208740.html
http://wpde.com/news/local/hcfr-working-to-douse-a-structure-fire-on-kings-highway
http://www.wbtw.com/news/grand-strand/horry-county-fire-other-fire-crews-respond-to-2-alarm-structure-fire-at-ocean-lakes-campground/1434662778

2018-09-11 - Multi-family home damaged by garage fire at 2:49 AM in Appleton (Wisconsin):
http://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/2018/09/11/appleton-townhouse-fire-displaces-10-people/1266227002/

2018-09-11 - Fourplex apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 3:20 AM in Maplewood (New Jersey), 2 injured:
http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2018/09/woman_her_son_rescued_as_fire_tears_through_apartm.html

2018-09-11 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 2:45 AM in Dunbar (Virginia), 2 injured:
http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Woman-infant-hurt-in-fire-492927531.html

2018-09-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Smyrna (Georgia), nobody there:
http://www.cbs46.com/story/39071657/apartment-complex-damaged-after-units-catch-fire
http://www.kxxv.com/story/39071657/apartment-complex-damaged-after-units-catch-fire
http://www.live5news.com/story/39071657/apartment-complex-damaged-after-units-catch-fire

Quote: "No one was home in the 10 units at the time of the fire and no other buildings were damaged,"

2018-09-11 - Deadly fire burns home in Knoxville (Illinois), 1 killed:
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180912/knoxville-man-dies-in-house-fire
http://www.galesburg.com/news/20180912/knoxville-man-dies-in-house-fire

2018-09-11 - Vacant home burns shortly after 5 AM in Springfield (Missouri):
http://www.ktts.com/news/local-news/flames-damage-home-in-north-springfield
http://www.ky3.com/content/news/Fire-damages--492942271.html

2018-09-11 - Two vacant homes burn in Cleveland (Ohio):
http://www.cleveland19.com/story/39072141/cleveland-firefighters-stamp-out-pair-of-house-fires-on-citys-west-side-injury-reported/




2018-09-11 - Another 7 seals wash ashore dead on the coast of Maine:
http://bangordailynews.com/2018/09/11/news/midcoast/more-dead-seals-are-washing-up-on-maine-coast/

2018-09-11 - Rescue dog, 8, suddenly dies in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):
http://cbs12.com/news/local/west-palm-beach-fire-k9-found-dead

Quote: "A West Palm Beach Fire Rescue K9, on standby for deployment to Hurricane Florence, died suddenly, the department said Tuesday."




2018-09-11 - Three girls, 8, 10 and 12, die after being pulled from pond in Badabila (India):
http://odishatv.in/odisha/three-minors-of-a-family-drown-in-pond-320961
http://odishasuntimes.com/two-sisters-cousin-drown-in-pond-while-taking-bath-in-odisha/
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/three-sisters-drown-in-village-pond-118091100429_1.html
http://www.odishabytes.com/three-sisters-drown-pond-mayurbhanj/
http://kalingatv.com/state/3-sisters-drown-in-mayurbhanj/

2018-09-11 - Four girls found dead in water near Munger (India):
http://zeenews.india.com/bihar/four-minor-girls-drown-in-a-water-body-in-bihar-2140181.html
http://www.eenaduindia.com/states/south/bihar/others/2018/09/11145455/Four-minor-girls-drown-in-a-water-body-in-Bihar.vpf
http://www.uniindia.com/four-girls-drown-in-ganga-river/states/news/1347449.html




2018-09-11 - Passenger, man, dies on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Vilnius (Lithuania):
http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/transport/?doc=143248

Quote: "A Boeing 757 plane made an emergency landing in Vilnius on Tuesday after a male passenger died aboard the aircraft, reported LETA/BNS. The Boeing 757 landed in Vilnius Airport at 3:23 p.m., Marius Zelenius, head of communications at Lietuvos Oro Uostai (Lithuanian Airports), told. It was met by an emergency medical crew, but the man was already dead."

2018-09-11 - College grad student, man, 38, has 'medical emergency' and collapses in class, dies shortly later, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):
http://www.thedp.com/article/2018/09/student-death-graduate-master-of-social-work-social-policy-philadelphia-perelman

Quote: "Driver, 38, suffered a 'medical emergency' during class in the course 'Foundations of Social Work Practice 1,' according to the email, after which his classmates and faculty members contacted emergency professionals and Penn's student-run Medical Emergency Response Team. Driver died later at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center."

2018-09-11 - Man, 32, has heart attack while driving, dies shortly later, SUV crashes around, in coastal Canarsie, Brooklyn (New York):
http://bklyner.com/heart-attack-crash-canarsie/
http://patch.com/new-york/brownsville/canarsie-driver-dies-veering-oncoming-traffic-cops-say

Quote: "A Brooklyn man suffered a fatal heart attack behind the wheel last night on Flatlands Road, crashing his SUV into multiple cars, police confirmed."

Quote: "Last month, a Bronx man suffered a heart attack behind the wheel in Bed-Stuy and died, though no other cars were involved in the crash."

2018-09-11 - Trucker, man, slumps over dead in his big rig at rest area along I-75 near Hamilton (Ohio):
http://www.journal-news.com/news/truck-driver-found-dead-semi-cab-rest-area-butler-county/kYJZKtzzH7BDMoIJpKMIhI/

Quote: "'It looks like he fell asleep in his sleeper cab and may have had a medical issue,' Sgt. Chris Crisafi of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Hamilton post said."

2018-09-11 - Man, 83, found dead in Otter Lake north of Stanley (Wisconsin):
http://wqow.com/news/top-stories/2018/09/11/body-found-in-chippewa-county-lake/

Quote: "They believe he had some sort of medical emergency, which caused him to fall into the water."

2018-09-11 - Man found dead in the Wicomico River in Salisbury (Maryland):
http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/maryland/articles/2018-09-12/police-nothing-suspicious-about-body-found-in-river
http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2018/09/11/salisbury-crews-respond-water-rescue-wicomico-river/1267278002/

2019-09-11 - Man, 57, found dead in the water near boat ramp at Lake Martin (Alabama):
http://www.wsfa.com/2018/09/12/body-pulled-lake-martin-tuesday-morning/
http://www.oanow.com/news/crime_courts/body-found-in-lake-martin-near-kowaliga-area/article_ba7ea2e4-b6d0-11e8-ac5d-5ba2939e16e9.html
http://www.alexcityoutlook.com/2018/09/12/body-found-near-kowaliga-boat-ramp/

2018-09-11 - Woman, 40, dies in the water at coastal Clearwater Beach (Florida):
http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/Body-found-of-swimmer-who-went-missing-off-Clearwater-Beach_171688790
http://www.wfla.com/news/pinellas-county/search-underway-for-missing-tourist-last-seen-swimming-at-clearwater-beach/1434061696

2018-09-11 - College student, man, falls off parking garage and dies at Seton Hall University in South Orange (New Jersey), possible toppler:
http://patch.com/new-jersey/southorange/seton-hall-student-hurt-after-fall-parking-deck-officials
http://hackensack.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/seton-hall-university-student-killed-in-parking-garage-plunge/741880/
http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2018/09/student_dies_in_fall_from_parking_deck_at_seton_hall_university.html
http://www.tapinto.net/towns/morristown/articles/morristown-resident-dies-after-fall-from-parking-deck-seton-hall-university-says

2018-09-11 - Man, 25 to 35, found dead near gas station near Belleville in St. Clair County (Illinois):
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/decomposed-body-discovered-behind-belleville-gas-station/article_9e061149-0ccb-537e-8653-7f495ba0dac2.html
http://www.kmov.com/news/decomposed-body-found-behind-belleville-gas-station/article_c0e30058-b62b-11e8-9deb-9bde987eb794.html
http://fox2now.com/2018/09/11/decomposed-body-found-behind-gas-station-in-st-clair-county/
http://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/badly-decomposed-body-found-in-belleville/63-593213622

2018-09-11 - Man, 71, found dead in Little Carr Creek in Columbia (Illinois):
http://www.kmov.com/news/missing-monroe-county-man-found-dead-in-creek/article_2f7a69ea-b61b-11e8-a6dd-abbfa9c22377.html
http://fox2now.com/2018/09/11/authorities-searching-for-missing-71-year-old-columbia-il-man/
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article218252030.html

2019-09-11 - Airman, man, 24, found dead at Grand Forks Air Force Base (North Dakota):
http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/government-and-politics/4497825-airman-dies-grand-forks-air-force-base-cause-death-under
http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2018/09/12/airmen-dies-at-grand-forks-air-force-base/
http://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Airman-at-the-Grand-Forks-Air-Force-Base-found-dead-493053931.html

2018-09-11 - Man, 53, has 'medical issue' at jail, dies shortly later, in coastal Ventura (California):
http://citizensjournal.us/inmate-death-at-pre-trial-detention-facility/
http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/ventura/2018/09/12/ventura-county-jail-inmate-dies-authorities-investigating-cause/1286654002/

2018-09-11 - Man, 31, found dead on the shore of Lake Ontario in Pickering (Canada), empty 'ghost boat' found first:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/09/11/body-found-in-pickering-believed-to-be-that-of-missing-toronto-boater-kevin-wong.html
http://www.cp24.com/news/body-found-on-shore-of-lake-ontario-in-pickering-believed-to-be-missing-fisherman-1.4088765
http://globalnews.ca/news/4440277/body-found-petticoat-creek-conservation-area-pickering/

Quote: "The body of a man found Tuesday morning on the Lake Ontario shore in Pickering is believed to be that of a man who went missing last week, police say. A search began for Kevin Wong, 31, of Toronto after his boat was found beached at Rotary Park in Ajax around midday last Thursday."

2018-09-11 - Passenger, 68, dies on cruise ship in coastal Argostoli (Greece):
https://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ships/Costa-Deliziosa-9398917.html

Quote: "In the morning of Sep 11, the Port Authority of Kefallinia was informed by the naval agency of the 'Costa Deliziosa' about the death of a 68-year-old passenger. The cruise ship berthed at the port of Argostoli, where the body was transferred to the General Hospital of Kefallinia."

2018-09-11 - Middle-aged man drops dead at home in coastal Nassau (Bahamas):
http://bahamaspress.com/2018/09/11/bahamian-tech-firms-managing-director-found-dead-inside-his-home-this-afternoon/

Quote: "Police had initially reported his death as a suicide incident. However, after a closer examination of the scene, they are now reporting his death as a 'Sudden Death Incident'."

2018-09-11 - Man, 36, found dead at prison in Salford (Britain):
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/prisoner-found-dead-forest-bank-15142438

Quote: "It is the second death in custody at Forest Bank in two months. In July, a 50-year-old suffered a medical episode shortly before passing away."




2018-09-11 - Man in his 30s has 'medical issue', pickup truck crashes into pole, in Leominster (Massachusetts), 1 injured:
http://www.telegram.com/news/20180911/driver-loses-control-of-vehicle-and-crashes-during-medical-emergency-in-leominster
http://www.leominsterchamp.com/news/20180912/driver-loses-control-of-vehicle-and-crashes-during-medical-emergency-in-Leominster

Quote: "Police said a man in his 30s experienced a medical issue which caused him to lose control of his pickup truck on Mechanic Street around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday night. The truck collided with a utility pole, and the man was taken by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus in Worcester."

2018-09-11 - Woman, 44, has 'medical emergency', pickup truck crashes off road, near Burns (Oregon), 1 killed:
http://pdxfanews.blogspot.com/2018/09/driver-believed-to-have-suffered.html

Quote: "The vehicle was located off Hwy 20 through a fence and into a field which caused little damage to the vehicle. Baker was located deceased in the vehicle. It is believed that Baker suffered a medical emergency which caused her to drive off the road."

Note: Not much damage to the truck so she probably slumped over dead while driving then crashed lightly off the road...

2018-09-11 - Police officer has 'medical event', police car crashes into 4 vehicles, in coastal Dunedin (New Zealand), 2+ injured:
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/09/school-bus-and-police-car-collide-in-four-vehicle-crash-in-dunedin.html
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/york-pl-crash-officer-may-have-had-medical-event
http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/police-officer-suffers-medical-event-in-five-vehicle-crash/ar-BBNcAqE
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107010644/police-car-collides-with-school-bus-in-central-dunedin
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107066974/police-officer-and-woman-remain-in-hospital-after-five-vehicle-crash

Quote: "A police officer is believed to have suffered a medical event colliding into four other vehicles in Dunedin."

2018-09-11 - Driver has 'medical event', car crashes at school, in Riverton (Wyoming):
http://county10.com/one-vehicle-crash-in-front-of-aspen-park-elementary-school-tuesday-morning/

Quote: "Both were checked by EMS with non-life threatening injuries, however the accident was caused by a medical issue."

2018-09-11 - US Air Force T-38 Talon jet veers off runway at takeoff near Wichita Falls (Texas), pilots eject, both injured:
http://www.statesman.com/news/national/jet-crashes-sheppard-air-force-base-injured/687LgwhFBP8IwG2YDHoK7J/
http://www.fox23.com/news/oklahoma/2-pilots-eject-when-air-force-jet-veers-off-runway-in-texas/831644196
http://www.kswo.com/story/39068466/update-safb-releases-names-of-pilots-involved-in-tuesday-morning-incident
http://www.koco.com/article/vance-air-force-base-pilot-hospitalized-after-ejecting-from-aircraft-in-texas/23087442
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2018/09/11/2-pilots-eject-when-air-force-jet-veers-off-runway/
http://www.wpxi.com/video?videoId=831567179&videoVersion=1.0

Quote: "It was not immediately clear what caused Tuesday’s accident. Unidentified sources told the Times Record News that one of the jet’s tires blew out, causing the pilots to lose control of the aircraft."

2018-09-11 - Small plane crashes into marshy area at landing strip in the Florida Everglades (Florida):
http://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/small-plane-crash-lands-near-remote-landing-strip-in-collier-county

2018-09-11 - Small plane crashes in Glacier National Park east of Revelstoke (Canada), 2 killed:
http://www.trailtimes.ca/news/rcmp-identify-wreckage-and-recover-remains-of-november-plane-crash-near-revelstoke/
http://www.peninsulanewsreview.com/news/rcmp-identify-wreckage-and-recover-remains-of-november-plane-crash-near-revelstoke/
http://www.langleyadvance.com/news/rcmp-identify-wreckage-and-recover-remains-of-november-plane-crash-near-revelstoke/
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/remains-found-at-b-c-plane-crash-site-rcmp-say-1.4090581

2018-09-11 - Two passenger buses collide head-on between Mahendranagar and Darchula (Nepal), 19 injured:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VI-20180911-64603-NPL

2018-09-11 - Passenger bus crashes off road in Telangana (India), 55 killed, 33 injured:
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8727986-181/bus-accident-in-south-india
http://www.yahoo.com/news/officials-bus-crash-south-india-kills-least-23-083816321.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/bus-crash-south-india-pilgrims-hindu-temple-ram-nath-kovind-a8532846.html

2018-09-11 - Tractor trailer and pickup truck crash on the 210 Freeway near Lake Avenue in Pasadena (California), 1 kille
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20 Spectacular Places We Want To Visit Right Away

3.8 billion people were transported by airplane last year. This means that one in two people traveled somewhere in the previous year. From time to time we all tend to feel like we are stuck in one place and our life lacks adventure. The truth is that sometimes all we need is to get out there and begin to explore the miraculous attractions the world has to offer.


Here are 20 of the most breathtaking places around the globe that will make you want to travel right now!


Hand Golden Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam


The impressive Golden Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam opened to the public in June 2018. It resembles something which looks like it came out of a surrealist painting. It is made of two giant hands that look like they hold it together from one side to the other! It took around a year to construct, and it's a place that should be on everybody’s bucket list!


Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China

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The eccentric and delicate forest is the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, and it's the first authorized national park in China. It features magical, dramatic peaks which look like they just came out of a fantasy film. With the sub-tropical climate in Asia, it's warm during the winter and cool during the summer which makes it a perfect attraction for any traveler, all year around. 98 percent of the forest is covered with vegetation, and it's home to over 700 animal species.


Beachy Head, UK

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Descending above the clouds, anybody can admire the tall white wall that meets the waters of the North Sea. The view from this cliff is the sight of a lifetime which will make any traveler put this place a priority on their traveling journey agenda, particularly if they love heights and beautiful sunsets.


Hamilton Pool Preserve — Texas, United States

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This amazing visual spectacle is a result of the natural erosion and collapse of an underground river thousands of years ago. It created the beautiful waterfalls which lead to the turquoise waters of the Hamilton Pool Preserve. It's a place that attracts swimmers who live or visit Austin during the summer for a nice refreshing bath.


Hinatuan Enchanted River, Surigao del Sur, Philippines


Situated on Mindanao Island in the Philippines, the Hinatuan Enchanted River flows through both the Philippine Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The special colors which appear in its waters and the depth which has remained unexplored to this day has inspired several local legends about fairies magically giving the sapphire and jade colors to the river.


Northern Lake Baikal, Russia

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At first sight, this image looks like an ice sculpture which was broken on a frozen lake. However, when you swipe to the right, you'll realize that it's one of the most impressive sights you have ever seen. Situated in Siberia, Northern Lake Bailak is the biggest freshwater lake in the world, and it contains over 20 percent of the Earth’s freshwater. The water's turquoise color creates amazing phenomena during winter when it freezes. It is said to have the world's clearest water.


Travertine pools and terraces at Pamukkale, Turkey

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The sunny travertine terraces and limpid pools which look like marble waterfalls are situated in Pamukkale, Turkey. They're full of carbonated mineral water, and because of their location in the inner Aegean region, they keep the same temperature all year long.


Marble Caves of Lake General Carrera, Chile

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Chile’s Marble Caves, located in the Patagonian Andes, are among the world's most isolated, natural treasures. Although it looks like somebody went in with their paintbrush and began to paint them with jade and turquoise colors, that's actually a work of nature which has been created over about 6,000 years. Over time, the water and wind have been patiently carving these caves that are positioned between Argentina and Chile.


The Aleutian Islands — Alaska, United States

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I teared up in the plane. After what felt like a tidal wave of emotion dealing with logistics, weather, lack of sleep, gas flying out of the wing upon takeoff and the fear that something would inevitably go wrong at the last second I just felt this incredible release of emotion when we finally got there. It was real, and more beautiful than I could have imagined. Flying over some of the roughest seas on the planet during an incredibly calm and perfect day we emerged through a massive hole in the clouds to this. Ground control said it was the best weather window in 10 years. Pictured Mt. Herbert with the most active volcano in the Aleutian Chain Mt Cleveland in the background. Shot on assignment for @conservationorg fellows grant.

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The Aleutian Islands are nestled on the southwest side of Alaska. They're some among the most beautiful and dangerous islands to visit and are full of history. There are 57 active volcanos on the islands, and they're known for the battles that happened there during World War ll.


Mount Bromo Volcano, Java, Indonesia

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At first glance, this place looks picturesque, but actually, it has an active volcano inside. Mount Bromo is situated inside the Bromo Tengger National Park. It's the only active volcano left in Indonesia and is now a famous attraction because of its magical beauty and surrounding sights.


Natural Pools of Millpu, Ayacucho, Peru