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Royal Wedding : The Hats

Some looked like pressed birthday cakes, others resembled flower or vegetables pots. Twisted antennas received signals from outerspace and  lonesomes unicorns found shelter on a royal heads. Little Harry Potters,  wannabe Lady Gagas… they were all there to joyful join the Royal Wedding 2011.   birthday cake Antennas receiving outer space signals Post …

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Royal Wedding : The Dress

What an elegant wedding dress even though a bit conservative and kind of  1960’s style. It reminded me of my aunt’s wedding dress when I was a tiny bride maid. Nevertheless Kate Middlenton looked gorgeous in it with her slim figure. The lacy white gown was designed by Sarah Burton of …

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Royal Wedding Video: for those who can’t wait…

I know this problem very well. You woke up early in the morning and there is nothing to see on television screen about the Royal Wedding.  No revelations about the bride’s wedding dress, no luxury gowns, no fancy hats. It’s not that exiting to watch just the fans waiting outside …

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Sober landing

Greeks are not feeling good these days. The short Easter holidays interval landed them on Tuesday on a sober runway full of weeds and pests. New austerity measures are on the way and will be announced next Monday.  On the second day of the month of happy May. No wonder …

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The IMF ate the Greek Easter Lamb

With at least 7 euros per kilo not many Greeks were able to buy the traditional Easter lamb and roast it over open fire. This saved the lives of many lambs and relieved many fathers and uncles from preparing the lamb and watch some 6 hours over it while roasting. This …

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Achaia: Dog rescued from 15m deep well

Fire brigade men set up a whole operation to rescue a dog who had fallen in a 15 m deep well. With two vehicles and great efforts the mean of  Greek Rescue Teams EMAK managed to save the unlucky dog. The owner had located the fallen dog. The incident happened …

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Charity Donations with Counterfeits in Church lead directly to Hell

They may fool the saints but not the clergymen… those cunning ‘believers’ who go to church and  try to buy forgiveness with fake euro notes! This unprecedented hypocrisy was brought to the attention of the priest of a  church in Fthiotida, Central Greece.   The priest had found repeatedly several …

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Probe into “Greek Debt Restructure” rumors E-mail

No, that e-mail claiming a Greek Debt Restructuring to happen on Easter Saturday wasn’t a hoax, after all. The e-mail was written by a trader of Citigroup in London, sent to a Greek bank employee, who forwarded it to several friends and foes. The e-mail landed at the Greek Finance …

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Acropolis Museum Closed on April 24-25 2011

That’s a different approach to tourism. Apparently somebody thought that tourists should adjust themselves to local customs and go and roast lambs instead of visiting archaeological museums in the middle of Easter holidays. Our national pride, the Acropolis Museum in Athens will be closed on Easter Sunday and Monday, April …

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From Passion Week to human passions – Take that Jazzzzz

From Jesus Passion to human passions. As the state television NET shows a local film noir production with tough guys slapping half-naked women (including a stripteaze scene in a night-club), right after hours of live broadcast from the church liturgy… I thought some jazz would bring back my inner balance. Ladies …

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Athens: Public Transport schedules over Easter, Apr 22-25

 There are special regulations for the public transport valid from Good Friday to Easter Monday, April 22-25, 2011. In general public transport will operate according to Sunday’s schedule.On Good Friday, main streets in cities will be closed to traffic due to the Epitafios procession -normally it starts at 8:30/9:00 pm  and …

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Number of Greeks seeking charity free meals increased dramatically

A sharp increase in free meals demand by Greeks has been recorded by the Church  in recent months. Father Chrysostomos Symeonidis from the  Charitable Service of Church of Greece told news portal Capital that since last September the number of Greeks seeking free meals distributed by the Church has been dramatically increased. “While last year …

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Good Friday in Greece – Epitafios videos

 It smells lilac today on Good Friday – the day Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. In Greek Orthodox churches, at 12 noon the body of Jesus is taken down from Crucifix and laid to the Tomb; symbolized by the flower-covered Epitafios.  The bell …

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Chris Hondros: Award-winning photojournalist killed in mortar attack in Libya

International award-winning war photojournalist Chris Hondros, who grew up in Fayetteville and was a former Fayetteville Observer staff member, was killed in a mortar attack Wednesday in the embattled Libyan city of Misrata. He was covering the battles of Gaddafi’s forces and rebels. Chris Hondros was the child of a …

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Party with Public Money – Electricity Union theatens to ‘turn off’ Greece

Things are getting very tough among the state and the labor union of Electricity Power Company (GENOP-DEH). As the government plans to privatize and sell stakes from DEH, the labor union has decided to start 48h strikes as from May 6, 2011. The strikes are expected to last a week …

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Two arrested on suspicion of arson attack to synagogue in Corfu

Two suspects were arrested Wednesday in connection with setting fire to a synagogue on the Greek island of Corfu a day earlier, Greek Police said. Police on the island reinforced security around Israeli’s arriving in the country on cruise ships as a result of a travel advisory that was issued. …

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Take a break from misery

Greeks are going through difficult times amid hundreds negative economic news and thousands uncertainties about their future. Things seem to go worst. They have already gone from bad to worse… We are in the middle of a deep economic crisis and affects our mood. All I hear from friends and …

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Public Prosecutor for Hoax e-mail about Greek debt restructure

The economic situation in Greece is very fragile amid a storm of  debt restructuring speculations and pressure. No wonder that a ‘false news’, a spam e-mail spreading rumors is able to create turbulence. Of course, the question is: Can a hoax e-mail drive the Athens Stock Exchange down and  the …

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Greek FinMin: Debt sustainable, but this depends on mid-term package

 Greek Finance Minister Giorgos Papakonstantinou said on Wednesday that the Greek debt is totally sustainable, but this depends on the medium-term package and the privatization program. Giogos Papakonstantinou denounced once again the restructuring scenarios – even extension – of the debt.”The government does not intend to get to the interesting …

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